What's Up: Upcoming Events


VSU offers activities for all ages this summer

Virginia State University is offering several free programs, as well as programs with a small fee, during the summer months from June 20 through July 28, for children seven through the senior year. 

Vacation Bible School: A fun and spiritual way to spend the summer

Colonial Heights Baptist Church

Vacation Bible School: “Sky: Everything is possible with God”
June 25-29
Register online at or call (804) 526-0424

Swift Creek Baptist Church

Vacation Bible School: July 30-Aug. 3 9 a.m. - 12 noon
1850 Branders Bridge Road, Colonial Heights
For more information: or call (804) 520-1211

St. Augustine’s Catholic Church

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, June 20
Red Cross Web of Hope Knitt/crochet classes. 10 a.m. Chester Baptist Church. 4317 School St. For more information call Angela Guastella at 530-0871 or Linda Southward at 779-3453.

Metro Richmond Zoo - Our Zoo to You. Central Library. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Register online at or call the library.

Early Literacy Story Times – Summer 2012. Enon Library. 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. No registration required.

Hundreds of volunteers spruce up the James

Hundreds of volunteers divided among 13 sites spent last Saturday picking up trash along the James River and several feeder creeks or streams; working through the hot temperatures to make the river a better, cleaner place.

Community Chorus recruiting new members

Chester Community Chorus rehearses Tuesday nights at 7:30 PM at Chester United Methodist Church under the direction of Joshua Wortham. They are preparing for a concert featuring “Gloria” by Vivaldi and “Gloria” by John Rutter which will be performed on Sunday, August 26 and Tuesday, August 28.

Businesses host food drives to benefit local food banks

Stuff the Truck With Food event benefitting the Colonial Heights Food Pantry will take place Friday, June 22 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the C & F Bank located at 4820 W. Hundred Rd. Participating with C & F Bank are Southside Business Resources, the South of the James Browns Backers and Dawgbone Banners and Signs, Inc. Davis Off Road will be providing the trucks and Steve Brooks with Splashmusic will be entertaining.

Miss Chesterfield County Fair accepting applications

The Chesterfield County Fair is accepting applications for contestants for the Miss Chesterfield County Fair Pageant, to be held on Monday, Aug. 27, for ages 17-21. New this year are our Princess Pageants,to be held on Saturday, Aug. 25, for ages 3-5, 6-9, 10-12 and 13-16.