Events

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Virginia roadside postcard histories

Until Interstate 95 was completed in 1964, U.S. Highway 1 was the most heavily traveled highway in Virginia, according to Tim O’Gorman, who just authored a book called “Spending the Night on Virginia’s Main Street.”

Sheriff’s Annual Pig Roast

For the second year in a row, I attended the Sheriff’s Pig Roast. It was held last Saturday at Campbell Spring’s Farm on River Road which is currently owned by Wayne Campbell.

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Free Historic Walking Tour of Richmond. Repeats every week on Sunday and Saturday until Sunday, October 26. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Park on 5th St. Tour starts in front of Brown’s Island.

Boogie Down with the Kings

Dickie King celebrated his lovely wife, Alena, with a disco themed thirtieth birthday party. It took place in the banquet room of their restaurant, King’s Korner. The event with over 90 guests, did not end until 2 a.m.

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Wings of Freedom Tour. 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Chesterfield County Airport, 7511 Airfield Dr. The 30-minute flight experiences are normally scheduled before and after the ground tour times.

Reaching new heights: ChesterFest

ChesterFest is billed as one of the more successful one-day events in the area. This year’s ChesterFest boasted over 10,000 visitors and had the largest attendance to date.

Free health screenings this Friday

Capital Area Health Network, a non – profit health organization with six different locations across Richmond dedicated to improving the health status and quality of life within all communities in the greater Richmond area, is hosting a free Health Screening available to all kids and adults in the county of Chesterfield.

Chester Baptist Companion Suppers resume

This Thursday, October 2 at 6 p.m., Companion Dinners at Chester Baptist Church will continue. These dinners were started in 1998 and were designed for people who are eating at home alone and for anyone who wants to come and enjoy a good dinner in a friendly atmosphere.

Thrilling Day at ChesterFest

Last Saturday, the Chester Community Association (CCA) hosted our thirteenth ChesterFest. I served on the original board that created the annual event and I co-chaired and chaired the event for the first three years.