Christmas Mother holds benefit auction

The Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother Committee will host its sixth annual fundraiser--a silent and live auction at the Cultural Center of India, 6641 Ironbridge Parkway, Chester, on Saturday, November 10. The event, beginning at 6 p.m., will be an evening of music, food, and a silent and live auction.

South Chesterfield author releases kids’ book nationwide

This week marks the nationwide release of “Freddy Meets His Goliath,” the first book in the Sweet Frog Bible Story Series by South Chesterfield author Amy Parsons Meadows.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, October 31
Halloween. Trick or Treat 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield Adventures in Learning Fall classes.  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chester Baptist Church. 4317 School St. Details: 706-6689.

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.

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

Thursday, November 1

Annual Spirit 76 Ride draws riders from across region to participate

Cyclists had a perfect day last Saturday for the Spirit 76 Ride hosted by CCHASM. The ride, either a 76-mile ride or a 40-mile ride left the parking lot of Chester Baptist Church and spanned Chesterfield County from the east to almost the western border and back again.

Dr. Shannon Gilham of SRMC is Honored as Compassionate Doctor

After tallying hundreds of thousands of patient reviews, Dr. Shannon Gilham of Petersburg, Va. has been identified by Patients’ Choice as one of our nation’s Most Compassionate Doctors.

COACH promotes 5210 message to help prevent childhood obesity

COACH, Chesterfield County’s Coalition for Active Children, has adopted the 5210 Every Day message that promotes healthy lifestyles for families. Being healthy is as easy as learning four numbers — 5, 2, 1 and 0. These are part of a public-health campaign helping families, schools, communities and physicians raise awareness about nutritional and physical-activity guidelines.

St. John’s Episcopal Church helps Stop Hunger Now

Members of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Chester were busy on a Sunday morning making a difference in many lives — lives they wanted to help change in some way.