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The Chester Artists Association presents the first juried art show

A Summer Invitational Juried All-Media Show will take place on Friday, June 15. The show benefits the Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation. The exhibit will be held in the Village Hall Gallery located at 11801 Centre St., Chester.

In your backyard: what’s happening around town

As school gives way to summer and a sometime bored fleet of family members, let’s not forget our own backyard. Maybe you don’t have time for a week-long get away, but if you think about it, some folks come here for their week-long getaway.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, June 6
Chester Choices Book Discussion Group. “A Passage to India” by E.M. Forster will be discussed. No registration required.

Cornerstone Business Builders Meeting. 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Salem Baptist Church. Details: 748-5533.

Al-Anon Family Group Meeting/Simultaneous AA Meeting. 8 p.m. Ivey Memorial Methodist Church, 17120 Jeff Davis Hwy. Details: 861-2620.

Future Alternatives Networking Group. 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Capital Region Workforce Center, 7333 White Pine Rd., Richmond. Details: 271-8510.

Chester Presbyterian Church call new pastor

On April 29, 2012 at a called meeting of the congregation, Dr. Gordon Bidwell Mapes, III was elected as the next pastor of Chester Presbyterian Church. Dr. Mapes began his call to service on May 29. His first Sunday in the pulpit is June 3.”I am excited and blessed to have been called to a faith community with such a rich, vibrant history and dynamic, engaged future.

Chesterfield Civil War historian honored

George Fickett could tell you where the bodies are buried. He could also tell you where every Civil War fort, earthworks, battlefield, hospital, river battle and splash of blood is left from the biggest confrontation this area saw during the War Between the States.

Still time to participate in Relay for Life on June 2

Most people have been touched by cancer during their lives; a mother, father, cousin, sister, great aunt. Relay from Life is an event that has been taking place at the L.C. Bird High School’s outdoor track for 12 years. The purpose is to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Women’s Club presents check to arts foundation

The Woman’s Club of Chester presented a $2,500 check to the Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation to be used toward the construction of the long-awaited Chesterfield Center for the Arts that will be located in Chester adjoining the existing Chester Library on Centre Street.