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Chesterfield County commemorates the Bermuda Hundred Campaign's 150th anniversary early with immersion event April 26-27

On Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, the Chesterfield County Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Committee will present a unique immersion event to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Bermuda Hundred Campaign.

Medication take-back set for April 26

The Chesterfield County Police Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, SAFE, and Bon Secours St. Francis Watkins Centre, invites residents to safely dispose of expired and unneeded prescription and over-the-counter drugs on Saturday, April 26.

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150th Anniversary of the Bermuda Hundred Campaign. 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Clover Hill Athletic Complex. 17701 Genito Rd.

Sunny day brings visitors out to Presquile’s annual event

Presquile National Wildlife Refuge, a hidden nugget managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, was opened to the public on Saturday, April 12.

Easter services and events

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at God’s Storehouse Baptist Church, 5007 Jessup Rd., Saturday, April 19 at 10:30 a.m. Children will meet the Easter Bunny and learn about Easter from the pastor, Dr. Tom. Come experience the fun and fellowship.

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Ettrick Clean-Up Day. 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event is being sponsored by Cub Scout Pack 917. A large truck will be at the Ettrick Fire Station, where all the trash will be deposited.

Skyhawks to hold annual Big Ball Tournament, Home Run Derby May 17

L. C. Bird High School, home of the Skyhawks, announced they will be holding their annual L.C. Bird Co-Ed Big Ball Tournament and Home Run Derby on Saturday, May 17. The rain date is scheduled for Saturday, May 31 with games beginning at 8 a.m.

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Early Literacy Story Times. Chester Library. 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Central Library 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Meadowdale Library 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Ettrick-Matoaca Library. 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. No registration required.

The tourist are coming

In May 1864, Union and Confederate soldiers across the country changed the way fighting a war in the field would be fought. Instead of fighting in nice rows and shooting each other down, they began digging earthen fortifications to fight behind. They had learned the hard lesson and began to learn to save themselves from further danger.