What's Up: Upcoming Events


Playing the blues not living them

What’s your definition of fun? Work? Sports? Reading? Music? Most of you will pass on work, not many men will pass on sports, many will eliminate reading, but who would ever say music isn’t fun. Unless it William Hung of American Idol fame.

Volunteers to hold fund raiser for cancer fund

Frank McDavid was simply a man; yet he was an important man in the scheme of a little program called the Virginia Cancer Patient Fund (VCPF.)

From 10 feet to 10k

Jerry Rowe – a self-proclaimed “hefty child” – tipped the scales at 564 pounds in October 2010, categorizing him as morbidly obese and putting him at risk of premature death.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, March 14
The Shepherd Center of Chesterfield Spring Adventures in Learning classes continue.  8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Chester Baptist Church.  School St.  For more information call 706-6689 or email

Early Literacy Story Times – Winter/Spring 2012.  Enon Library 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  Chester Library – 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Bilingual Story Times – Winter/Spring 2012.  7 p.m. – 7:45 a.m.  No registration required.

Hattie Mae Trent Carter: Her story is part of “Four Score and More” at county museum

While growing up, Hattie Mae Trent Carter had 15 siblings and didn’t need to play with other children in the neighborhood. She may have been troubled by the treatment of black people, but the family bond was enough to build her self-worth that allowed her to succeed in a southern community that held on to southern traditions until President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Chester’s Country Style Ice Cream for sale

When Country Style Ice Cream was set in place at Chester’s Village Green development, there was only one permanent structure that had been completed on what would become the center of the village of Chester. Restaurants, gift shops, offices and apartments now occupy the site.

County Fair seeks applicants for scholarships

The Chesterfield County Fair Association is once again offering two $1,000 scholarships to be awarded to individuals seeking a formal education beyond high school.