What's Up: Upcoming Events

December 7, 2014 - 11:00am


Harvard recognizes county initiatives as bright ideas

Two Chesterfield County initiatives, Compliance Checks: A Community Approach and Build-a-House, were among those recognized this week as Bright Ideas by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Chester Kiwanians help feed those in need

On Saturday, November 17, members of the Chester Kiwanis Club participated in the distribution of food to residents of Chesterfield, Colonial Heights and Dinwiddie who found themselves in an economic crisis.

Congressman Scott received First Baptist Church Centralia’s Man of The Year Award

On Sunday, November 18, 2012, Dr. Wilson Shannon, Pastor of the First Church Centralia, along with his congregation, presented Congressman Robert “Bobby” Scott with “First Baptist Church Centralia’s Man of the Year Award.”

Lions keep the streets clean

The “Adopt a Highway” annual project of the Chester Lions Club, pictured on Centre Street, Chester. The Lions met recently for coffee and good fellowship before cleaning up the street and collecting the leaves in bags.

Girl Scouts help Christmas Mother fulfill wishes

For Ambassador Girl Scout Troop, 3925 of Chester, part of their Thanksgiving weekend was spent realizing how fortunate they are first hand. The troop, led by Dee Fisher and Lesli Davis and sponsored by Chester United Methodist Church, gathered at Walmart to use some of their hard earned cookie money to fulfill 17 wishes from the Christmas Mother Tree.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, November 28
Technology Class: MS PowerPoint. Central Library. 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Register online at or call 748-1603.

Early Literacy Story Times. Chester Library. 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Enon Library. 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – No registration required.

Read to Rover. Chester Library. 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. No registration required.

Bilingual Spanish-English Story Times. Meadowdale Library. 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. No registration required.

Thursday, November 29

Local bank hold public appreciation days

Bank of McKenney Matoaca Branch is holding a Community Appreciation Day, Thursday, Nov. 29 from 11a.m. until 2 p.m. at 6300 River Rd. in Matoaca to show their appreciation to the community.