What's Up: Upcoming Events

December 7, 2014 - 11:00am

Police blotter

TIPTON CT 3/09 Milhorn Tract. Victim was approached by several unknown suspects who got out of a vehicle and asked to buy the property. Victim stated it was not for sale and walked away. The suspects returned to their vehicle and pulled in front of the victim. The victim stated he was assaulted and the property loaded into the suspects’ vehicle.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, March 16
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

Early Literacy Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11: 15 a.m. at Enon Library; 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at Chester Library. Details: 530-3403 (Enon) or 748-6314 (Chester).

Enon Book Discussion Group.  3 p.m.-4 p.m.  “Sea of Monsters” by Rick Riordan will be discussed.  Details: 530-3403.

The Massacre of 1622

It has been called the Good Friday Massacre, but the strategic actions – to push the English out of Virginia by Native Americans on March 22, 1622 – took place a month before Good Friday. It was a myth perpetrated to anger the population back in England.

Baseball and Johnny: Local pro ballplayer reflects on his years with the game

When Chester resident Johnny Grubb, 62, sat down Friday afternoon, baseball was on his mind; after all, the game had given him a lot to think about. Looking like a ballplayer, his eyes drifted out the window, waiting for the spring season to start.

County rejects Chester community garden project, days before planting to begin

A community garden proposed by the Chester Community Asssocitation (CCA) was rejected last week after the group’s project committee had assurances that the project would move ahead. The group had plans to begin turning the soil within days but a decisive review by Chesterfield County Public Schools ended the project, although with extenuating circumstances.

Chesterfield celebrates Civil War Sesquicentennial

As 2011 marks the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, or the 150th year since its commencement, president of the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) Liess van der Linden-Brusse, observes the purpose of recognizing history.

Va. State Parks accepting Youth Conservation Corps apps.

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is accepting applications for young women and men ages 14-17 to serve the Commonwealth of Virginia this summer, a press release says.

Charleston comes to Chester

Why is Charleston, S.C., called the “Holy City”? What was the “Mosquito Fleet”? Why is that dance called the “Charleston”? What connects Charleston and Minneapolis?