County fairs across the state and across the country were once places where farmers would come to blow off a little steam after muscle-aching harvests of ripened crops. In Chesterfield, suburban sprawl has gobbled up many acres of farm land forcing the county fair to become more creative, offering attractions that appeal to those with small gardens and to those who want to experience entertainment found nowhere else in the area.
The third annual Dauber Dash led hundreds to Henricus Historical Park Saturday morning, transforming the living history site into a haven for runners of all ages and ability levels.
One glance at her room and it’s no secret that Faith Miller is crazy about “Wicked,” the musical. Sitting in front of autographed pictures and the posters of green-faced witches on her walls is a suitcase – a prop – used in the actual Broadway show a few weeks ago.
Many residents of Chesterfield have visited the Dutch Gap Conservation Area and the Citie of Henricus Historical Park at one time or another. If you walk out past Henricus to the Point or visit the boat ramp at Dutch Gap, you are looking at the results of a historical event that began this week, 147 years ago.
Wednesday, August 10
Summer Reading Story Time. Chester Library. 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Details: 748-6314. Enon Library. 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Details: 530-3403.
The Dance of Mind and Body: Introduction to Yoga. 4-week course. Chester Library. 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Details: 748-6314, registration recommended.
Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time. Meadowdale Library. 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Details: 318-8778.
The Second Thursdays event presented on the Village Green in Chester will feature cabaret acts from Evelyn Quaye and Una Harrison.
Ms. Quaye sings standards as the Second Thursdays concert features a Night at the Cabaret.