YMCA CEO speaks at Key Club meeting

Last Wednesday evening, Tim Joyce, the President and CEO of the Richmond area YMCA spoke to 54 members of the Thomas Dale Key Club about the opportunities for young leaders in community service.

Libobot in first action challenge

Chesterfield County Public Library “Libobot” team located at the Central Library competed in their first robotic challenge against 40 Virginian school teams at the packed St. Christopher school arena to qualify for the FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) 2013-2014 Central Virginia State Championship in March.

Families first celebrates families during the holidays

More than 100 people attended the Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Families First holiday party on Dec. 5 at the Bensley Community Center.

Weekly calendar

American Red Cross Web of Hope Knit/Crochet classes. 10 a.m. Chester Baptist Church. 4317 School St. Details: Angela Guastella at 530-0871 or Linda Southward at 779-3453.

Mercy Mall: Giving for the Holiday Season and Beyond

You know that family that loses their house to a fire, or loses their jobs and then their home because they can’t pay the mortgage, or a single mother living on just her income that has a catastrophic illness. You know them, you may be them. We can all be them tomorrow because sometimes it gets tough.

Senior events planned for Dec. 19

The Chesterfield Triad invites county seniors to its meeting on Thursday, Dec. 19, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at the Chesterfield County Police Department Police Support Services Division, 2730 Hicks Rd. A Christmas social will follow the business meeting.

Annual Christmas tree lighting brings Santa to town

Girl Scouts from the Chester Service Unit gathered last Tuesday evening at the Chester gazebo singing Christmas carols and hoping for a glimpse of Santa Claus. It was the annual Christmas tree lighting at the gazebo sponsored by Girl Scout troops 507 and 3709.