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December 7, 2014 - 11:00am

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The Island warms the heart at Swift Creek

From a cold, cheerless winter night to the warmth of a tropical island: This is the feeling you immediately get as you are shown to your seat at Swift Creek Mill Theatre. Tom Width’s clever set direction portrays an island in the Caribbean, complete with palm trees, a beach and a bright sun.

Lion’s collect glasses

Stephen Smith, president of the Chester Lions Club, and Ellie Holden, manager of Kroger at Breckenridge Shopping Center, stand next to the eyeglass and hearing aid collection box recently moved to the front of the Kroger store. Another collection box is located on Centre Street in front of Wells Realty.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, February 9
Support Group for Breast Cancer Survivors. 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Southside Regional Medical Center, 200 Medical Park Blvd. The class will take place in the third-floor classroom. Details: Faye Flemming, 765-5884.

Winter 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.

Ettrick-Matoaca Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Ettrick-Matoaca Library. Details: 526-8087.

Board votes bonuses in1946

According to a Richmond News Leader article from this week in 1946, teachers in Chesterfield were voted a bonus from a state windfall of $29,984 that when distributed equally among teachers would equal $150.

Living Histories: Exhibit celebrates rich history of African-Americans in Chesterfield County

In 2005, volunteers with the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) agreed that celebrating Black History Month included more than merely recognizing national figures involved in black history and what was written in textbooks; it meant venerating the personal histories of local African-Americans, as well.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, February 2
Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting. 1 p.m. Public Meeting Room, County Administration Building, 10001 Iron Bridge Road.

Thomas Dale High School Jazz Band Winter Concert. 7 p.m. Main campus theatre. $5. Tickets will be available at the door.

Winter 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.

Samuel Adams winter schooner

On Feb. 1, 1775, just prior to the revolution, Chesterfield representatives to the House of Burgesses in Williamsburg, Archibald Cary, whose impressive home was located at Ampthill, and Benjamin Watkins received a letter of acknowledgement from none other than Boston’s Samuel Adams.