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400th Commemoration continues at Henricus Historical Park

Henricus Historical Park continues its 400th Commemoration with the third major event in a series called “The Year of Henricus” with Henricus Colledge – First University Charted in North America on March 26 and 27. In 1619, the Virginia Company of London chartered a university designed to offer higher learning to both colonists and American Indians.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, March 16
Spring Session: Adventures in Learning (AIL) Classes for Seniors. 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St. Details: 706-6689 or www.shepctrchesterfield.org.

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).

Enon Book Discussion Group.  3 p.m.-4 p.m.  “Sea of Monsters” by Rick Riordan will be discussed.  Details: 530-3403.

The Massacre of 1622

It has been called the Good Friday Massacre, but the strategic actions – to push the English out of Virginia by Native Americans on March 22, 1622 – took place a month before Good Friday. It was a myth perpetrated to anger the population back in England.

Baseball and Johnny: Local pro ballplayer reflects on his years with the game

When Chester resident Johnny Grubb, 62, sat down Friday afternoon, baseball was on his mind; after all, the game had given him a lot to think about. Looking like a ballplayer, his eyes drifted out the window, waiting for the spring season to start.

Chesterfield celebrates Civil War Sesquicentennial

As 2011 marks the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, or the 150th year since its commencement, president of the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) Liess van der Linden-Brusse, observes the purpose of recognizing history.

Va. State Parks accepting Youth Conservation Corps apps.

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is accepting applications for young women and men ages 14-17 to serve the Commonwealth of Virginia this summer, a press release says.

Charleston comes to Chester

Why is Charleston, S.C., called the “Holy City”? What was the “Mosquito Fleet”? Why is that dance called the “Charleston”? What connects Charleston and Minneapolis?