Wednesday, May 9
Virginia Civil War 150 HistoryMobile. Central Library. Noon – 7 p.m.
The Shepherd Center of Chesterfield Spring Adventures in Learning classes continue. 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Chester Baptist Church. School St. For more information call 706-6689 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Get Dressed in a Hurry. Central Library. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Register online at library.chesterfield.gov.
Cornerstone Business Builders Meeting. 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Salem Baptist Church. Details: 748-5533.
Chester Tai Chi practitioners caught the wave of energy that was passed around the world Saturday during a gathering for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day. At 10 a.m., seventy countries, in their local time, sent the wave of Tai Chi across the globe in an annual event to educate millions worldwide about Tai Chi and Qigong’s benefits and how to find local classes.
Volunteer fire stations are on the endangered species list in Chesterfield. As professional firefighters have been trained and put to work at state-of-the-art facilities across the county, volunteer stations have taken the back seat to stations manned by Chesterfield’s pros, even though volunteers go through the same training.
There’s still time for gardening. Sure it’s the first of May but if you have the right soil, good sun and the last of the spring season plants, working a garden can be a great hobby, source of great home-grown veggies and a relaxing way to focus on something other than the issues of the day.
Like most big moments that happen in life, this too started out as something simple. Jennifer Green, a stylist at Hair Pros in Chester received an exciting phone call in early January. “I got a phone call from a client of mine asking if I could do hair and makeup for a wedding party and would it be alright if it was filmed [for a reality TV show], of course I said okay,”
Girl Scout Troop 3709, led by Lynn Alvarez, Jane Harrington and Giovanka Obermuller, collected 115 boxes of Girl Scout cookies this year to be donated to Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Hospital.
The Chesterfield County Police Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration and SAFE, Chesterfield’s substance abuse prevention coalition, helped residents safely dispose of several hundred pounds of expired and unneeded prescription and over-the-counter drugs last Saturday.