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Christmas past comes to the Mill

If you want a good helping of Christmas cheer, see Swift Creek Mill Theatre’s Winter Wonderettes. It is set in the past, just like all our best memories of Christmas. It is sweet, with just enough spice to balance the sugar. It is light and fluffy, so you leave the Mill with that happy Christmas feeling, and with room for just a little more.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, December 15
Board of Supervisors Meeting. 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Public Meeting Room, County Administration Building, 10001 Iron Bridge Road.

Small Business Resource Center Workshop: Recession Survival Kit for Retail Businesses. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Meadowdale Library. Registration required. Details/registration: 768-7941 or library.chesterfield.gov.

Get in the Know presents Holiday Music. 10:30 a.m. – Noon. Chester Library. Program recommended for adults age 55 and older. Details: 717-6381.

Roads: Residents could thank J.W. Nunnally for them

The cold is upon us. On Saturday, winter taunted us, threatening a snowy season and a pothole-filled spring. After each year’s blast of northern aggression, our roads present a challenge to the Virginia Department of Transportation and those of us who play dodgem with craters and heaved pavement. But we have got it pretty good compared with those who dealt with the dirt roads of 100 years ago.

The master plan: Area environmentalists think globally, act locally

In a culture where fads spread more quickly than disease, a group of local individuals view environmentalism as more than just “going green,” and are educating people on their direct impact on the preservation of nature.

Local women turn paintings into floral arrangements

In October, three members of area garden clubs tried their hands at interpreting art masterworks into floral materials.

Steele qualifies for industry honor

Outstanding client service, ethics and professionalism have helped Thomas W. Steele, of Chesterfield, qualify for the exclusive “Court of the Table” of the Million Dollar Round Table, the premier association of financial professionals, according to a press release.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, December 8
Support Group for Breast Cancer Survivors. 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Southside Regional Medical Center, 200 Medical Park Blvd. The class will take place in the third-floor classroom. Details: Faye Flemming, 765-5884.

Early Literacy Story Time: Welcome to the Jungle. 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. at Enon Library; 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at Chester Library. Registration recommended. Details/registration: library.chesterfield.gov, 530-3403 (Enon) or 748-6314 (Chester).