What's Up: Upcoming Events

Plans being made for future Point of Rocks Historial Park

Chesterfield Parks and Rec has indicated that plans are in place for Chesterfield to purchase the original Point of Rocks site, especially significant during the 150 year anniversary of the Civil War, for use as a special purpose park. Special purpose parks preserve and interpret unique historical, cultural and environmental resources.

Strip center proposed

A community group gathered at the office of Cambridge Construction to discuss a strip-center adjacent to the Flagstop Carwash on Iron Bridge Road just south of the Chesterfield Meadows Shopping Center. According to the planning commission report the strip-center is proposed to be 20,000 square feet on 2.4 acres.

150 Mile Central Virginia Bike MS Ride… Completed

With the help of generous friends and family members, Mike Melnyk, a Chester resident, was able to raise more than $4,200 in his recent participation and successful completion of the 150 Mile Central Virginia Bike MS Ride.

Dart Classic raises funds for Children’s Hospital

The 34th Annual Central Virginia Dart Association (CVDA) Dart Classic was held June 8-10, at the Holiday Inn - Koger Center, as a fund raiser for Children’s Hospital in Richmond. As an American Dart Organization sanctioned event, nearly 200 darters participated in the event, some traveling from as far away as Massachusetts and New York.

Friday Family Kayak Tours

Attention Moms and/or Dads: Bring your kids (minimum age is 7) to the Dutch Gap Conservation Area to experience kayaking. Single and tandem sit-on-top kayaks are available.

Conservation learning activities for kids at Dutch Gap

Start your morning at the Dutch Gap Conservation Area and join the naturalist to explore the forest, wetlands, meadows, lagoon, vernal pool or river. All programs are $8/child (Exploring Dutch Gap by Bike and Boat is $13/child) and begin at 9 a.m. at the Henricus Visitor Center.

VSU offers activities for all ages this summer

Virginia State University is offering several free programs, as well as programs with a small fee, during the summer months from June 20 through July 28, for children seven through the senior year. 

Vacation Bible School: A fun and spiritual way to spend the summer

Colonial Heights Baptist Church

Vacation Bible School: “Sky: Everything is possible with God”
June 25-29
Register online at or call (804) 526-0424

Swift Creek Baptist Church

Vacation Bible School: July 30-Aug. 3 9 a.m. - 12 noon
1850 Branders Bridge Road, Colonial Heights
For more information: or call (804) 520-1211

St. Augustine’s Catholic Church