Dogs, cats, rabbits and horses, along with their masters, were in attendance a couple of Saturdays ago of Chester Presbyterian Church’s Blessing of the Animals. All on good behavior, with greetings from one breed to another, large and small, Susan Nunnally welcomed everyone and their pets.
Wednesday, December 22
Festival of Lights Magic Show with Mike Klee. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Central Library. Registration recommended. Details/registration: library.chesterfield.gov or 748-1603.
Game On! 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Ettrick-Matoaca Library. Details: 526-8087.
Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time. 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Meadowdale Library. Registration recommended. Details/registration: library.chesterfield.gov or 318-8778.
Chester Rotary Club Meeting. 7:30 a.m. Wild Rose Café, Chester Square.
A resolution of support for extending the designated scenic river segment of the Appomattox River may soon return to the Board of Supervisors.
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.
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.
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.
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.