What's Happening Wednesday
1981 The Space Shuttle blasts off into space for the first time
Two astronauts took off for Space Shuttle Columbia's first orbital test flight.
1861 The American Civil War begins
The bombardment of Fort Sumter near Charleston, South Carolina marked the beginning of hostilities. The conflict was sparked by deepening economic, social and political differences between the southern and northern states, which was most palpably embodied by the dispute about the legitimacy of slavery. The southern (pro-slavery) states, surrendered in 1865, ending the war.
1997 Tiger Woods becomes the youngest ever golfer to win the Masters Tournament
The then 21-year old sportsman was also the first person of African heritage to win a major golf title. Tiger Woods is considered one of the most successful golfers of all time.
1865 U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is shot
The assassin, John Wilkes Booth, wanted to revive the Confederate cause, mere days after their surrender to the Union Army, bringing the American Civil War to an end. Lincoln died the next day.
1964 The Rolling Stones release their debut album
The album The Rolling Stones, released in the United States with the added title “England's Newest Hit Makers”, topped the UK charts for twelve weeks.
1906 A massive earthquake destroys San Francisco
About 3000 people died in the disaster. Over 80 percent of the city was destroyed by the quake and resulting fires.
Welcome Our New Members to the Chamber
Welcome Brandon and Crystal Massenburg to the Colonial Heights Chamber. Make sure you check out his site.
We specialize in preparing fresh, healthy and affordable meals for individuals, families and teams. Our goal is to make life a little easier for you!
Welcome Stephen Borrell with Your Life Changes to the Colonial Heights Chamber.
Welcome to Your Life Changes! No matter what is happening to you, your life changes. Sometimes we choose to make the changes and other times circumstances force us to change. Either way, we never stay the same for long.
A great opportunity lies in our ability to make changes we want. Each and every day, we have the chance to move in a direction we choose to go and reach for new goals.
Your Life Changes is here to help you reach the important goals you want to achieve. We do this through the use of hypnosis. By using the tremendous power of your mind, we will guide you toward making your actions match the goals you have chosen. Action follows thought and since these two forces work together, you will reach your goals.
So if you are considering making changes, here are a few ways we can help you succeed:
Smoking Cessation, Weight Management, Relaxation, Performance Improvement, Sleep problems and more.
If you have any questions, please give us a call or send us a message today! We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Sunday, April 22  at 2 PM - 4 PM
2229 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834
We will be painting a Home sweet Home sign. Cost $35. Cash.
(804) 520-1650
April 17th 2018
Come Join us at the Colonial Heights Golden Corral restaurant for our monthly business exchange luncheon. Network with your peers so they can get to know you and what you do. Increase your business by developing meaningful relationships with quality business professionals in our community.
Date: April 17, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT at Colonial Heights Golden Corral Banquet Room

Lunch is $15 Includes Buffet and drink

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Here are some sample Blue Ocean Brain Teasers

See if you can get them:
Teaser #1: If you turn this year upside down, it still reads the same. What year is it? Hint: It is in the 1900s

Teaser #2: (see image below) What number is two to the left of the number that is three to the right of the odd number? Hint: Work backwards
4 3 6 8 2

Teaser #3: Four balls are placed in a row. The silver ball is not next to the blue ball. The red ball is next to the green ball but not next to the blue ball. What ball is next to the silver ball? Hint: It's not the green ball.

Teaser #4:
What occurs twice in a week, Once in year, and never in a month
It cost $575 to bring in the shredding truck. I am looking to get companies to offset this cost.
City of Colonial Heights Adopt-A-Roadway Spring Cleanup Day

City of Colonial Heights Adopt-A-Roadway Spring Cleanup Day
Date: Saturday April 28, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

This event is intended for the “Adopt-A-Roadway” program here in the city. We will meet briefly in the Community Center located at 157 Roanoke Avenue where the Mayor will provide the kick-off speech for the days activities. Refreshments and t-shirts are provided for the participants.

If your organization wishes to attend, please fill out the form (see link) and submit it to the address at the bottom. If you have questions or need additional information, please call the Public Works Department (804) 520-9372, Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or email  dixonp@colonialheightsva.gov 

We look forward to seeing everyone there and thank you for all your support in keeping our city clean!
Put in at team or sponsor a lane!!!!
Run in tribute to those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation’s freedom in the “Run for the Fallen” on Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. This run features a 1-mile and 5-mile course; both starting at Williams Stadium. This event is free and open to the public and we highly encourage community members to participate. Online pre-registration starts March 15 at  www.lee.armymwr.com.  When registering online, you may choose to submit a photo of a fallen military member that will be displayed on the route.
2018 Abilene Blowout
Tuesday, May 15  at 2 PM - 8 PM
880 W Roslyn Rd, Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834

Live music, catered dinner, homemade ice cream, barrel train rides for the kids, and much more. 
Tickets are $20 and are available in the Keystone Gift Shop and will be available the day of the event. Kids 12 and under are free.
Eat, Drink, Dance & Enjoy!

Join the Petersburg Chamber for its Annual Spring Fling!

When: April 14th, 2018
Time: 1-5pm
Location: In Old Towne Petersburg, near the Farmers Market

Tickets are $10 (12 & Under Free!)
Wednesday, April 11  at 6 PM - 7:30 PM
235 N Market St, Petersburg, Virginia 23803
Pouring Over: How to Build Your Dream Home

Free food, free beverages, free insight on financing a new home construction! 

Have you been frustrated in your house hunting? Can't seem to find what you're looking for? New construction could be the path to your dream home.

BSV is one of the few banks still offering new home construction loans. We have the knowledge and tools to help you from initial planning to move-in day. Topics include:

1. How the process works
2. What you can borrow
3. The cost of building your new home
4. The pros and cons of buying an existing home vs building a new one
5. Building yourself vs hiring a contractor

We look forward to seeing you there!

Opening Night with Fred McGriff

Opening Night is April 13th and we're celebrating with a special Meet & Greet VIP hour with Fred "Crime Dog" McGriff! Your Meet & Greet comes with a VIP cocktail hour on Parney's Patio, all-you-can-eat buffet, Field Level ticket, and an exclusive poster of the Braves slugger all for only $50!

5:30-6:30 p.m. Cocktail hour (includes light hors d'oeuvres) in Parney's Patio. 
5:45-6:30 p.m. VIP Meet & Greet In Parney's Pub.
6:00-8:00 p.m. All-You-Can-Eat buffet in PFG Picnic Zone.

Just want tickets to Opening Night? Use the link below!

Health Care Career Explorers Camp
Public · Hosted by  Southside Health Education Foundation
The purpose of the health care career explorer's camp is to educate children at a young age on a variety of health care related careers that they are, in some cases, not exposed to on a regular basis. These careers contribute a tremendous amount of value to our communities and society overall. This year's camp will be one week in duration, the students will meet at the local host site each day from 9am to 1pm. There they will not only learn about careers, they will be educated on how to achieve their individual career goals. Sites include Southside Regional Medical Center. Southside Regional Medical Center Professional Schools, Richard Bland College, and much more. Students will gain hands on experience performing tasks that they will encounter in the field. To learn more visit our website at  www.shefva.org. space is limited.