What's Up: Upcoming Events


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.

Sir Thomas Dale died this week 1619

Sir Thomas Dale was an English naval commander and deputy-governor of the Virginia Colony in 1611 and from 1614 to 1616.

Chesterfield County Fair opens Aug. 26

County fairs across the state and across the country were once places where farmers would come to blow off a little steam after muscle-aching harvests of ripened crops. In Chesterfield, suburban sprawl has gobbled up many acres of farm land forcing the county fair to become more creative, offering attractions that appeal to those with small gardens and to those who want to experience entertainment found nowhere else in the area.