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July 19, 2014 - 10:00am
September 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

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Capturing autumn: The season to go bazaar and be outdoors

Whether it’s the smell of the autumn mornings, the celebrated change in the landscape or the feel of the brisk air at night, there’s no shortage of reasons to be outside and active during the fall season. Before the reclusive mentality that comes with winter sets in, depriving us of outdoor fun, let’s take advantage of local gatherings while the weather is inviting.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, October 20
Wings of Freedom Tour. 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Chesterfield County Airport. See an authentically restored B-17, B-24 and P-51. View the planes inside and out for $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12. No charge for WWII Veterans. Details: 568-8924.

Teen Read Week Movie. 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Central Library. The movie is rated PG. Details: 748-1204.

The weight is over: Local man loses 114 pounds in 38 weeks

After a lifetime of literally not fitting in, Chester resident Ed Gomes decided enough was enough. “It started in January, not really as a New Year’s resolution, just as I was lying in bed one day,” Gomes said. “I just started thinking about my family and, if I died, what was my family going to do.

C.C. Moore’s birthday ride

Charles C. Moore, Sr., 92, received his belated birthday present from his morning coffee buddies on Wednesday at the Chesterfield County Airport when a blue and yellow PT-19 landed on the runway just for him.

Haunted history: Henricus to host night of horror under harvest moon

Those brave enough to have seen the autumn sun set over Henricus would say that the mood changes once night falls upon the lost citie. Some would say that there’s a reason why the gates close at dusk. Some would go as far as to say you’re never truly alone at night.

Calendar of events

Wednesday, October 13
Board of Supervisors. 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Public Meeting Room, County Administration Building,10001 Iron Bridge Road.

Images of America: Along Virginia’s Appalachian Trail. 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Central Library. Registration recommended. Details/registration: library.chesterfield.gov or 748-1603.

Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time. 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Meadowdale Library. Registration recommended. Details/registration: library.chesterfield.gov or 318-8778.

Reminiscence: C.C. Moore

The human life span puts boundaries on the personal histories that are so important to us. We can only go back one lifetime, so, as time goes on, we lose invaluable information about where we live and the people who make our home what it is.