The Chesterfield County Fair is accepting applications for contestants for the Miss Chesterfield County Fair Pageant, to be held on Monday, Aug. 27, for ages 17-21. New this year are our Princess Pageants,to be held on Saturday, Aug. 25, for ages 3-5, 6-9, 10-12 and 13-16.
They’ve answered phones and mentored kids, tutored adults for the GED, prepared taxes and shuttled clients to appointments. Volunteers in the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services perform a variety of duties that help the agency serve those in need.
A very short break in the clouds just before sunset on June 5 allowed Erin, Kathy and Brad Peebles to view the planet Venus as it moved between the Earth and the Sun. For safe viewing Brad Peebles adapted his bird spotting scope to project an image of the sun on a sheet of cardboard mounted behind the eyepiece of the scope.
Wednesday, June 13
Cornerstone Business Builders Meeting. 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Salem Baptist Church. Details: 748-5533.
Al-Anon Family Group Meeting/Simultaneous AA Meeting. 8 p.m. Ivey Memorial Methodist Church, 17120 Jefferson Davis Hwy. Details: 861-2620.
Future Alternatives Networking Group. 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Capital Region Workforce Center, 7333 White Pine Rd., Richmond. Details: 271-8510.
Thursday, June 14
It’s not your same old stuffy library anymore. Chesterfield libraries have come alive with programs for kids, teens and adults alike. “There’s no more shh,” said Carolyn Sears, of Chesterfield’s library department.
A Summer Invitational Juried All-Media Show will take place on Friday, June 15. The show benefits the Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation. The exhibit will be held in the Village Hall Gallery located at 11801 Centre St., Chester.
As school gives way to summer and a sometime bored fleet of family members, let’s not forget our own backyard. Maybe you don’t have time for a week-long get away, but if you think about it, some folks come here for their week-long getaway.