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Families First celebrates families during the holidays

‘Tis the season to be jolly! And jolly they were when 86 participants of the Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Families First gathered for a holiday party on Dec. 7 at the Bensley Community Center.

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Wednesday, January 2
Chester Choices Brown Bag Page Turners book discussion group. “The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake ” by Aimee Bender will be discussed. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  No registration required.
 
Day Care Story Times. Central Library. 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.. No registration required.

Thursday, January 3

All Chesterfield County Library branches are closed on Thursdays except for Central. Central is open 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Hope for Christmas

At first glance, Jonny Maltempi looks and acts like your typical 16-year-old. He is looking forward to hanging out with his family and friends and hoping for a few new video games for Christmas. He is smiling and laughing and the bold words, Happy, Happy, Happy, are splashed across his t-shirt.

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Wednesday, December 19
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.

Day Care Story Times. Meadowdale Library. 10:30 a.m. - 11a.m.  No registration required.

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

Thursday, December 20

All Chesterfield County Library branches are closed on Thursdays except for Central. Central is open 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

VA Waste Services: waste not want not

Piles of cardboard, plastic bottles and aluminum cans clutter a huge open-sided warehouse on the grounds of Chesterfield’s largest landfill. These items, in addition to various metals, paper and glass are making their way to be recycled as they travel along conveyers at Virginia Waste Services’s (VWS) The Recycle Center.

Turning 12 on 12/12/12

Courtney Eggleston came into the world at Johnston Willis Hospital 11:20 p.m. on Dec. 12, 2000. Though it’s only once a year, Courtney’s birthday this year is a unique one. She will be turning 12 on 12/12/12.

Call for artists for JTCC’s Fool for Art

Join John Tyler Community College as it unleashes its creative spirit during its annual Fool for Art festival on April 13, 2013. The festival, held at the College’s Midlothian Campus, features a variety of art and craft vendors from around the state. Artist who is interested in showing off their talents and joining the fun as a vendor can sign up now.