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A 4-H’er for life

Service, to Sarah Gregory, is more than offering a few hours of her time here and there – it’s more like a way of life. For 50 years, she has been improving her community by helping the individuals who comprise it; and she never sees herself stopping because “it’s hard to say no when somebody needs something,” she said.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, October 5
Fall Session: Adventures in Learning (AIL) Classes. 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St. Details: 706-6689 or www.shepctrchesterfield.org.

Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time.  Meadowdale Library.  7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.  Details:  318-8778.

Computer Class:  Word.  Central Library.  10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  Register library.chesterfield.gov or call 751-CCPL.

SHE’S GOLDEN

At the golden age of 79, Ruth Baynard, also known as Ruth Bay, is bright, witty and full of life. This Chester resident has worked in hospitals as a RN, as a teacher in a maximum security prison, and presently works part-time as a pharmacy technician – and doesn’t think about retirement.

Science author to visit Chesterfield Oct. 5

As part of the Visiting Science Author Program coordinated by Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS), Monacan High School will host Dr. Rutger Van Santen on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011.

Ettrick-Matoaca Library on stage

The Ettrick-Matoaca library renovation was a hot topic last month, as Matoaca District Supervisor Marlene Durfee hosted a community meeting at the building itself.

9/11 – A day of service, remembrance for the community

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, was a beautiful, sunny day, just like that fateful Tuesday 10 years earlier. This year, fortunately, the day did not end in shock, sorrow, loss, and devastation. Churches and civic groups around the country, including Chester United Methodist Church (CUMC), encouraged their members to join them for a day of service and remembrance.

Local artist to have art displayed during October

Chester resident Katherine Thompson will have her custom portraits in oil, pastel, and pencil on exhibit during the month of October. An opening reception for her exhibit, “Faces of Promise: Portraits of the Young and Young at Heart,” is Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.