What's Up: Upcoming Events

December 7, 2014 - 11:00am

Community High School kicks off first soccer season with early success

Out of the 400 plus students currently enrolled at Chesterfield Community High School, 16 in particular have literally teamed up to accomplish something unprecedented in the school’s thirteen-year history.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, May 4
Spring Session: Adventures in Learning (AIL) Classes for Seniors. 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St. Details: 706-6689 or

Chesterfield TRIAD will hold its 12th annual Senior Day, Wednesday, May 4, 7:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., at Victory Tabernacle Church, 11700 Genito Road, Midlothian. For more information, call Chesterfield County Senior Advocate Debbie Leidheiser at 804-768-7878.

Chester Rotary Club Meeting. 7:30 a.m. Wild Rose Café, Chester Square.

Civil War takes Chesterfield ground

The first week in May, 147 years ago, brought Union troops on the ground to Chesterfield. The Civil War had arrived. On May 4, 1864, General Ulysses S. Grant put his grand campaign into motion. While sending a diversion brigade to West Point, Major General Benjamin F. Butler and 40,000 troops steamed their way up the James River.

He’s got the look

One day in early April, Carie Keller’s cell phone rang from the Bronx; it was her aunt, telling her about the hottest news in the most recent People magazine. Elizabeth Taylor, pictured on the cover, had passed. The legendary magazine had bid its farewell to the Hollywood goddess.

Police investigate weekend homicide

Thirteen-year-old Devin Rashad Hawkins was pronounced dead at the scene in a shooting on Timsberry Terrace over the weekend. Another victim, 17, was also shot but his injuries are non-life threatening. He was hospitalized at Chippenham Medical Center.

Grillin’ and Chillin’ on the Green May 12

The Chester Rotary Club invites community members to the Chester Village Green lawn Thursday, May 12 for “Grillin’ on the Green,” an evening of family fun and entertainment in the heart of Chester.

Flagpole, condos, frozen yogurt, Route 10 widening

Flagship Carwash, that recently purchased and renovated the $5 Car Wash at 12001 Bermuda CRossroads Lane, installing a new $5 wash under the Flagstop banner, has received a permit to erect a 90 foot flagpole at site. Their signature giant American flag is expected to arrive soon.

Driver killed in two-vehicle crash

The Chesterfield County Police Department is investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed one driver. The crash occurred in the 5000 block of Centralia Road at about 3:15 p.m. today.