What's Up: Upcoming Events


Local youth completes project for Eagle badge

Boy Scout John Proffer, along with some recruited help, used his free time this summer to build benches for his Eagle Scout project, the highest rank a scout can have. A member of Boy Scout Troop 2815 based out of Chester United Methodist Church, Proffer has been a scout since the first grade.

Chester Performing Arts Studio to welcome new instructors

Two new instructors will join the staff at Chester Performing Arts Studio (CPAS) this year: Jenna McClintock and Sarah Ruppel both bring their extensive experience as professional ballerinas and ballet instructors.

Ironbridge Counseling and Wellness Associates welcomes new therapist

The staff at Ironbridge Counseling and Wellness Associates, which is located adjacent to the Courthouse Complex in Chesterfield, welcomes Kimberly Chandler-Holt to their group.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, August 24
Game On!  Ettrick-Matoaca Library.  3 p.m. – 5 p.m.  Details:  526-8087.  

Cornerstone Business Builders Meeting. 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Salem Baptist Church. Details: 748-5533.

Al-Anon Family Group Meeting/Simultaneous AA Meeting. 8 p.m. Ivey Memorial Methodist Church, 17120 Jeff Davis Hwy. Details: 861-2620.

Future Alternatives Networking Group. 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Capital Region Workforce Center, 7333 White Pine Rd., Richmond. Details: 271-8510.

FREEDOM RIDERS: A glimpse into the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt Tee Walker

Fifty years after taking part in the June 1961 Freedom Rides, life has slowed down a bit for Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker. Once regarded as one of the more outspoken activists of human rights and peace, he has retired to a quiet Chester suburb with his wife of almost 60 years, Theresa, where their home is filled with memories of their life’s work.

Kasey Crute returns home

After spending several months in an Atlanta hospital, Chester native Kasey Crute is finally home. Crute, 19, was a freshman at the University of Virginia when she suffered a paralyzing neck injury in early March while volunteering in Panama.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, August 17
Web of Hope knit/crochet classes.  10 a.m.  Chester Baptist Church.  Details:  Angela Guastella at 530-0871 or Linda Southward at 779-3453.

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

The Dance of Mind and Body:  Introduction to Yoga.  Chester Library.  7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Details:  751-CCPL

Cornerstone Business Builders Meeting. 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Salem Baptist Church. Details: 748-5533.