Community events for Nov. 9 – Nov. 17

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week.

Nov. 9: St. Luke’s Operation Christmas Child packing sessions continue

Chester’s St. Luke’s Episcopal church at 313 Main St. will continue packing shoeboxes with gifts for its Operation Christmas Child program throughout the week.

The hours are 10 a.m.–6 p.m. every day except Wednesday. Wednesday hours are 1–7 p.m. The group is still in need of small pencil sharpeners. If you have sharpeners or any kind of item or toy a child might like, which will fit inside a shoebox, drop it off or bring it along during those hours. For more information call 802-875-6000 or download the November 2015 LITS magazine.

Relax and enjoy music by Grounded and chat friends at Grounded for Life

Music by Grounded at Grounded4Life

Nov. 13: Grounded at Grounded

Grounded4Life’s house band, Grounded brings its musical talents to the coffeehouse for an evening of praise and worship at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13.

The event will be held in the lower level of the Chester Baptist Church, 162 Main St., Chester. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with food, coffee, fellowship and conversation. For more information, check out the Grounded4Life Facebook page or contact John Nunnikhoven at

Nov. 14: Gethsemane church holds Holiday Tea, Sale

Gethsemane Episcopal Church will hold a holiday tea and sale noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14 at the parish center behind the church at 89 Depot St. in Proctorsville. Join church members for a free cup of tea and cookies while browsing holiday items for sale. For more information visit the church website.

Nov. 16: Chester senior citizens meet for lunch, music

Join the Chester Senior Citizens Club for its monthly luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 16, at the Chester Congregational Church (note change in location) at 469 Main St. A traditional Thanksgiving dinner is planned and vocalist Sharon Baker will perform. Bring a place setting, if possible a dish to share, and a friend.

Nov. 17: Alzheimer’s awareness film and discussion

glen-campbell-posterwSpringfield Area Adult Day Service is raising awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease by offering a free showing of the movie, Glen Campbell, I’ll Be Me at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Springfield Cinema, 26 Main St., Springfield. The movie is free and open to the public, and a panel discussion and Q&A will follow the screening.

The film is about a country star struggling with Alzheimer’s and trying to remember his songs while going on his last tour before retirement.

The Alzheimer’s Association reports Alzheimer’s disease symptoms vary from person to person, however, early symptoms may include memory loss that disrupts daily life, challenges in planning or solving problems, difficulty completing familiar tasks, confusion, trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships, problems with words, misplacing things, decreased judgment, withdrawal from activities, and changes in mood or personality.

For more information, contact JoAnne Bohen, director of the Springfield Area Adult Day Service, at 802-885-9881 or email

Nov. 17: Financial, legal affairs addressed at symposium

The Managing Life’s Final Decisions continues at 6:30–8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17 with  Financial and Legal, a discussion lead by attorney Bill Dakin and Ron Theissen, CPA, at the Newsbank Conference Center, 352 Main St. in Chester. They will cover the financial and legal issues that need to be addressed at this time of life. This is the final session of this symposium.

The symposium is designed to help seniors, families and support networks begin the difficult discussion of these topics. The speakers have extensive experience in helping to define the questions and in seeking their answers.

Admission is free. Call 802-875-6341 for more information or transportation arrangements.

— Compiled by Susan Lampe-Wilson

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  1. Frank says:

    Great new feature! Thanks Telegraph. 🙂