Wednesday, November 24
Get in the Know: Personal Safety. 10:30 a.m. – Noon. Chester Library. Program is recommended for adults aged 55 and older. Details: 717-6381.
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.
Wednesday, November 17
Board of Supervisors. 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Public Meeting Room, County Administration Building,10001 Iron Bridge Road.
Budget and Audit Committee. 1 p.m. Room 502, Lane B. Ramsey Administration Building, 9901 Lori Road.
Vocal group: Southernaires. 2:30 p.m. Dunlop House, 235 Dunlop Farms Blvd., Colonial Heights. Details: 520-0050.
Once a year, the nation pauses to thank those whose sacrifices have ensured its continued existence. As this year’s Veterans Day approached, three local men shared stories of their service.
Wednesday, November 10
Early Literacy Story Time: Pigs! 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. at Enon Library; 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at Chester Library. Registration recommended. Details/registration: library.chesterfield.gov, 530-3403 (Enon) and 748-6314 (Chester).
Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Ettrick-Matoaca Library. Details: 526-8087.
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.
It’s been said that we don’t grow old simply by piling up the years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Time may wrinkle the skin, but lack of enthusiasm for life will wrinkle one’s spirit. Ruth Wooldridge, who celebrated 99 years last week, has her ideals intact and spreads enthusiasm to her family extending through five generations.
The holiday season is just around the corner and plans are underway for the 2010 Chester Kiwanis Christmas Parade. The parade will be held on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m., beginning at the Chester YMCA on Route 10 and ending at the Chester Village Green. Closure of roads affected by parade traffic will begin at 1:45 p.m.
The future well-being of a community depends not on strategic land development or even strict budgeting, but on the young people within that particular community. As more time and effort is used to develop the youth of today, there is a stronger likelihood that the future of the community will be in good hands.