Chester Lions Club hosts forum on referenda

The Chester Lions were again treated to a delicious dinner and a dynamic program on Tuesday, September 24. The ”2013 Referendum” concerns the 2 percent meal tax proposed for Chesterfield County on the ballot in November.

Cheryl Fox to exhibit at Chester Library

The Chester Library November/December exhibit is “Low Visions” by Cheryl Fox and Shepherd’s Center Artists.” The exhibit takes place from November 2- December 21. The opening reception will be Saturday, Nov. 2, 3-4:30 p.m. at the Chester Library.

Senior social programs offered by Parks and Rec

The Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation is offering a series of free social programs for seniors this fall at the Chesterfield Senior Center, 4000 Stigall Dr., Midlothian. For more information, call Daneisha Nicholas, 804-339-2877.

Area girl scouts review service year

Each October, young girls in the Chester area are preparing to begin a new year in Girl Scouting. Various troops will be formed and meet through the school year with closing ceremonies in June.

Weekly calendar

Bermuda District Community Meeting. 10:30 a.m. Rivers Bend Fire Station No. 18. 901 Bermuda Hundred Rd.. Dorothy Jaeckle, Bermuda District Supervisor. Topic: 2013 Bond and Meals Tax Referendums.

Private Burch graduates United States Marine Corps Boot Camp

Private Joshua Burch, 18, son of Claudio and Emily Burch, of Chester, graduated from the United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island on September 20, 2013.

Virginia State Parks remain open

All 36 Virginia State Parks remain open to the public. The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, managers of the park system, have received numerous inquiries from the public concerned that the state parks are being affected by the federal government shutdown.