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.

Help CCHASM provide food for Thanksgiving

A Donation of a $15 food store gift card, a bag of Thanksgiving food, or your cash donation toward a gift card or gift package will provide an area family in need with a Thanksgiving meal (and lot’s of leftovers). In 2011 CCHASM was able to provide Thanksgiving meal gift packages and a $15 gift card to 2,040 families (7,397 adults and children). Our goal this year is to reach 2,500 families through our two programs.

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Senior Resource Fair sponsored by Senior Connections, Chesterfield Senior Advocate and the Richmond Office on Aging and Disabilities. Walmsley Boulevard United Methodist Church, 2950 Walmsley Blvd. 9 a.m. – noon. Details: 768-7878.

Groundbreaking for new cancer center

Southside Regional Medical Center (SRMC) held a formal groundbreaking ceremony last Thursday for a new state-of-the-art Cancer Center, Women’s Imaging Center and Medical Office Building that will be known as the Southside Regional Medical Arts Pavilion.

Nationally acclaimed historian visits Point of Rocks

Author and Civil War Historian Noah Andre Trudeau visited Chesterfield County last week to tour Historic Point of Rocks. Trudeau is a former executive producer at NPR, and is the author of eight books on the Civil War.

Registration underway for Chester Kiwanis Christmas Parade

“Christmas is for Giving” is not only the theme of this year’s Chester Kiwanis Christmas Parade, but also the membership’s hope for this Christmas season. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m., beginning at the Chester YMCA and ending at the Chester Village Green. Deadline for entries is December 1.

White Cane Day

Twice each year members of the Chester Lions Club hand out white canes for a small donation. The white canes represent eye sight and the donation goes toward providing eye exams and glasses for people in need.