If Germany had been just a bit more persuasive, it’s possible that the Final Four games would not have been played in Houston. During February and March of 1917, Germany was trying hard to convince Mexico to enter World War I, promising the Mexicans that an allegiance would result in bringing Texas, Arizona and New Mexico back into the land of Pancho Villa.
Last year, Anton Van Peppen, a long-time Chester resident, was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes during a May visit with his doctor. A few days later, he celebrated his 50th birthday by filling out a gym membership form.
The Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation is offering three guided nature hikes along Virginia’s scenic trails. All fees include round-trip transportation from Rockwood Nature Center.
Chesterfield County’s Senior Advocate held a reception on Monday, March 21, in honor of 34 volunteers who provided nearly 600 volunteer hours during 2010, valued at $12,156.
Wednesday, March 30
Early Literacy Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. at Enon Library; 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at Chester Library. Details: 530-3403 (Enon) or 748-6314 (Chester).
Spring Session: Adventures in Learning (AIL) Classes. 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St. Details: 706-6689 or www.shepctrchesterfield.org.
Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time. 7 p.m. Meadowdale Library. Details: 318-8778.
Chester Rotary Club Meeting. 7:30 a.m. Wild Rose Café, Chester Square.
The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) has initiated a new patronage program entitled, “History Is Good For Business.” This initiative, which offers an exclusive level of Society membership to Chesterfield County businesses, emphasizes the value of heritage tourism to the economic viability of the county business community.