Weekly calendar

Wednesday, February 1
Chester Choices Book Discussion Group.  “Rebecca” by Daphne du Maurier will be discussed.  Chester Library.  10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Coretta Scott King Tea presented by the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia.  1 p.m.  Historic Magnolia Grange Plantation House Museum.  Fee and  reservations.  Details:  796-1479.

Victories and Setbacks: Miss Chesterfield County Fair fights back after traumatic accident

She was crowned 2011 Miss Chesterfield County Fair in August of last year. Jessica Fee remembers how excited she was to win the pageant. “I thought it was the biggest thrill,” she beamed about her experience with the county fair pageant.

Comp Plan focus of community meeting

This week Chesterfield’s Board of Supervisors held a public hearing to get input on the new draft countywide comprehensive plan. There are a number of directions which Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors (BOS) could choose to handle the comp plan after hearing input at this week’s public hearing.

School Board members dive into budget, building relationships

With Patricia Carpenter, the new chairman, David Wyman, vice chairman from Dale district and three new members, Carrie Coyner from Burmuda, Tom Doland from Matoaca and Diane Smith from Clover Hill, the School Board has begun the process of getting to know one another as they explore funding avenues and educational opportunities.

Henricus Park event wet, but educational

The cold rain on Saturday morning not only kept you inside but put a damper on an event called “Last Fight of the Confederate Navy: Battle of Trent’s Reach, 1865,” at Henricus Historical Park in Chester.

Coach offering workshops for early-childhood educators beginning Jan. 28

COACH, Chesterfield County’s Coalition for Active Children, will be offering three “I Am Moving, I Am Learning” workshops in 2012. These workshops teach early-childhood educators (those working in preschools or in other early-childhood programs) ways that they can incorporate movement and healthier nutrition in their children’s daily routines.

Parks and rec programs aim to keep county active this winter

The Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation is offering a series of programs to help kids and adults stay active this winter. On Saturday, Feb. 11, from 7:30-10 p.m., kids aged 7-11 years can bounce to their hearts’ content at the Winter Blues Party.

Central, Ettrick-Matoaca libraries closed temporarily

The Chesterfield County Public Library’s Central branch library will be temporarily closed as of 5 p.m. Jan. 14, 2012, for necessary maintenance. The anticipated re-opening date is late March, 2012. Customers are encouraged to use CCPL’s other eight branch locations.