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Upcoming Community Events (as of 9/4/13):

3:22 PM EDT, September 4, 2013

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Events

KQES School Spirit Night - Chic-Fil-A

King & Queen Elementary School Spirit Night is the third Tuesday every month at Chic-Fil-A in Gloucester. Tell all your friends and family to go to Chic-Fil-A in Gloucester between 5-8 pm and say they are there for Spirit Night. A portion of every sale goes back to KQES!

Fosters Needed for New Kent Humane Society

New Kent Humane Society is looking for foster homes for New Kent pound dog and cats, it remains very full of beagles and hounds, and kittens. All vet care and supplies are provided. You provide a safe, loving environment and TLC. Here is the website to apply: http://newkenthumane.org/foster-application.

Kittiewan Plantation – Historic Home & Museum

Come visit this beautiful, 18th-century plantation and home of the Archeological Society of Virginia in Charles City County, located at: 12104 Weyanoke Road in Charles City). Highlighting collections from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries and archeological collections from across the Commonwealth, the house and visitor center are a wonderful addition to the James River Plantation tours. Come and see archeologists at work as we explore the area around the old house. We hope you will join us! Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, and Dec. 14. Admission is $7/person, cash or check only.

Crab Carnival (Applications)

The West Point Crab Carnival is now accepting applications for the Saturday, Oct. 5 parade, deadline is Sept. 20.

West Point Crab Carnival 8k and Mile Fun Run (YMCA)

Date: Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Location: Greater West Point Family YMCA

Fun Run Registration: 7:30am, race starts 8:00am

8k Registration: 7:30am, race starts 8:30am

Registration: September 1st - October 5th

Cost: $30 for 8k Run & $15 for Mile Fun Run

Awards: Fun Run – Overall Male and Female

8K – Trophies will be awarded to the first male and female to finish in their age division

Age Brackets: 12 and under; 13 - 19; 20 – 29; 30 – 39; 40 – 49; 50-59; and 60 and over.

Following the race there will be light Refreshments, fruit, water.

For more information, contact: the Greater West Point Family YMCA (3135 King William Ave, West Point, Virginia) at 804-843-3300 or elizabeth.miller@peninsulaymca.org.

Fosters Needed for Indian Rivers Humane Society

Indian Rivers Humane Society.  HELP WANTED!   If you love animals please consider becoming a foster parent. You provide a safe and loving home, Indian Rivers Humane Society will provide food and medical. Please call 804-885-3109 #4 for further information. Someone will call you back. You can help save lives!

New Kent County Fair (Needs Applicants, Volunteers, Car Show Entries, etc.)

The New Kent County Fair Association is preparing for the 42nd Annual County Fair. The fair will be held at Colonial Downs Race track on September 20 – 22. New this year will be "Big Bingo," which offers a jackpot of $600.00. Held inside the building on Friday night, the area will open at 6:00 PM, with the first of the 14 games beginning at 7:00. Entrance fee is $25.00, with each game paying $50.00. You must be 18 years or older to participate. Proceeds from "Big Bingo" will go to the Quinton Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary, which will be operating it. Also new this year will be a car show that will benefit the New Kent Historical Society – Let your imagination run wild while experiencing the sights and sounds of elegant automobiles from yester-year to the technologically advanced cars of today at the annual New Kent County Fair. The Car Show is a one-day event that will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 12:00 noon until 5:00 PM. This car show is open to all makes, models and years of vehicles. Entry fee is $25 per vehicle.  Judging will take place on Saturday, September 21st at 12 noon. All entrants must be in place by 8:30 AM. All vehicles must be pre-registered and will receive free parking. To register your antique treasure or for further information can be found at: newkentcountyfair.com.

Williamsburg Christian Academy Golf Tournament (Needs Sponsorships and Teams)

Kiskiack Golf Club will be the host for the Williamsburg Christian Academy Golf Tournament to benefit the Educational Enrichment Program on Saturday, September 7. Casey Auto Group has donated a CAR for a Hole-in-One! Sponsorships and teams still available! For sponsorship information please contact: Pam McGregor at mcgregorp@williamsburgchristian.org. Further tournament information- williamsburgchristian.org.

Proclaiming Grace Outreach Food Pantry

The Proclaiming Grace Outreach Food Pantry, located at Tabernacle United Methodist Church (20051 Tabernacle Road, Barhamsville), is open on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month. Please visit: http://www.Pgova.com for more information.

Master Gardener Training

Applications for the 2014 Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Training Program will be accepted now through October 15, 2013. Classes will meet for three hours Monday and Wednesday mornings from January 6, 2014 to March 31, 2014. Topics include botany, soils, pest and disease management, best practices for lawn care, gardens, flowers, fruits and vegetables, pruning techniques, landscape design and water conservation. The course fee is $150. This program is open to New Kent and Charles City residents. Applications are available at http://www.jccwmg.org or by calling the James City-Virginia Cooperative Extension at 757-564-2170. Limited space, please sign up early.

Fore the Children Golf Tournament

The New Kent Jr. Women's Club will host it's 7th Annual Fore The Children Golf Tournament at Brookwoods Golf Club on Friday, October 11, 2013 with a 1 p.m. Shotgun Start.  Teams, donations and prizes are needed.  Contact Donna Gammon for more information at 804-338-6030 or e-mail ddgammon@cox.net.

GED Testing

September 17th & 19th, Tuesday/Thursday Evening from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Acquinton Elementary School, 18550 King William Road, King William, VA 23086. If interested in taking the GED® Test, please call the MP R.A.C.E. office at (804)769-1151 for more information on registration. Registration deadline is one week prior to the testing date.

Free ABE/GED/SOL Classes

Free ABE/GED/SOL Classes in your county, beginning 9/19 and ending 12/19. To register/for info, contact Middle Peninsula R.A.C.E. regional office at 888-769-1151.

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic Transport (From RAS)

September 18th, 2013: Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic Transport from Regional Animal Shelter; Special low-cost pricing for pet owners participating. The Regional Animal Shelter and the Indian Rivers Humane Society have partnered with the Animal Resource Foundation's Low-Cost spay/neuter clinic in Gloucester. We are able to arrange low-cost, high quality spay/neuter surgeries for dogs and cats, and FREE transportation to and from their clinic. For more information, special pricing and pre-registration, pet owners should call the Regional Animal Shelter Monday through Friday at 769-4983, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Space is limited so call NOW.

Free Beekeeping Workshop (NK Extension)

On Thursday, September 26, 2013, the New Kent Cooperative Extension Office will host a Beekeeping Workshop from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the New Kent Extension Office (11809 New Kent Highway, Suite 1, New Kent). This workshop is free of charge. To pre-register for this class by September 24 or for more information, contact the New Kent Virginia Cooperative Extension Office at 966-9645.

Flea Market (Frog Level Vol. Fire Dept.)

Flea Market @ Frog Level Volunteer Fire Department  on Saturday, September 7 from 8 a.m-2 p.m.. Vendors Wanted For more information contact: Crozell@verizon.net or 804-338-8697.

Benefit Golf Tournament (McKendree United Methodist)

McKendree United Methodist Church Benefit Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Queenfield Golf Club in King William with a Captain's Choice Shotgun Start at 1 pm. The cost is $70 per person or $280 for a four person team and  includes golf, prizes, lunch and dinner. For more information and to register call  769-1366.

 

Health

Veterans Cafe – Warsaw

The Virginia Wounded Warrior Program welcomes ALL veterans from all branches of service for coffee, conversation and camaraderie on Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon at 84 Main St., in Warsaw. For information, please contact Yvonne Vaughan at 804-769-2751 or email yvaughan@mpnn.state.va.us.

A.A. Meeting

Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Tabernacle United Methodist Church, 20051 Tabernacle Road, in Barhamsville.

Project Hope Support Meeting

Project Hope Support Group for women and children victims/survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Call 804-769-7776 ext. 309.

Empowerment Group Meeting

Empowerment group for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence meets every Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. in Walkerton and New Kent. Please call Project Hope at 804-966-8726 for info. 

Children First (Co-Parenting Program)

Dates: Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. at MPNNCSB Prevention Services, 3786 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy., Hayes, VA 23072; Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. at MPNNCSB Warsaw Counseling Center, 414 Main St., Warsaw, VA 22572; Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at Location: MPNNCSB MH/SA Admin. Office, 13794 Tidewater Trail, Saluda, VA 23149 About Children First: Children First is a 4-hour co-parenting education program designed to prevent custody conflicts. The program helps parents understand the importance of both parents having an active, involved, and positive relationship with their children. Parents will learn: How divorce or separation and continued conflict impact children; How to talk with children about the situation; How to manage conflict and emotions constructively; How to take care of children during the changes in the family; How to develop a positive co-parenting relationship; The group takes place in a supportive and nurturing atmosphere. Cost of training: $50 per person. Method of Payment: Cash payment to be made in person at the Prevention Services office: 3786 George Washington Memorial Highway, Hayes, VA 23072, or a Money Order payable to MPNN CSB can be mailed to: PO Box 452, Hayes, VA 23072. Personal checks will not be accepted. For further information please call us at (804) 642-5402 - toll free at 1-888-773-8550 or email us at: prev-famedu@mpnn.state.va.us. Online pre-registrations: Go to http://www.rvuc.com and follow the link.

West Point Cancer Support Group

The West Point Cancer Support Group offers support to current cancer patients, survivors and their family members/caregivers. The group is comprised of all ages, sexes, types of cancer, etc. and is also open to West Point's surrounding communities. The Group meets the third Monday of each month at 7 pm. The meetings take place at the West Point YMCA located at 3135 King William Avenue.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group

The Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Groups are designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings. They help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. The groups encourage caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health, as well as optimally care for the person with dementia. For more information contact the Alzheimer's Association Middle Peninsula/Northern Neck Branch office at 804-695-9382.

Gloucester: 1.) Second Wednesday of each month 10:30 a.m. at the Gloucester Alzheimer's Association office (7335 Lewis Avenue Gloucester, VA 23061). No respite available. Contact: 804-695-9382. 2.) Third Thursday of each month 6:00 p.m. at the Alzheimer's Association office (7335 Lewis Avenue, Gloucester, VA). No respite available. Contact: 804-695-9382.

Mathews: Third Tuesday of each month 10:00 a.m. at the Central United Methodist Church (121 Church Street, Mathews, VA). No respite available. Contact: 804-725-2832.

Urbanna: Fourth Thursday of each month 1:30 p.m. at Port Town Village Apartments (111 Port Town Lane, Urbanna, VA). No respite available, Contact: 804-758-2386.

West Point: Third Tuesday of each month 6:00 p.m. at the West Point Family Y.M.C.A. (3135 King William Avenue, West Point, VA). No respite available. Contact: 804-843-3300.

DivorceCare Seminar

Unless you've been there, it's hard to understand the hurt that comes from separation and divorce. That's why many of your friends and family don't fully understand what you are going through and don't know how best to help you. Fortunately, there is a place where you can go to get help. That place is DivorceCare. DivorceCare is a weekly seminar and support group that meets weekly. You'' find it to be a warm, caring environment and will come to see your group as an "oasis" in an otherwise difficult season of your life. There are three key parts to your DivorceCare experience. Video seminar: Dynamic and information-packed videos featuring top divorce recovery experts. Support group: Small group discussion about the video content and the issues faced by individual group members. Workbook: Journaling and personal study exercises that reinforce each session's topic.DivorceCare is coming to West Point starting on Sunday, September 8 at 6:00 p.m. The group will be meeting at First Baptist Church of West Point at 414 Main Street. Come and get the support you need, and information you can trust. Please call the church for additional information at 804-843-2484 or visit our DivorceCare page on the church website at http://www.fbcwestpointva.com/DivorceCare.htm.

Healthy Living Calendar (Submissions)

Moving Toward a Healthier Life: Do you have a picture you would love to share? We are in the process of creating our

2014 CELEBRATE HEALTHY LIVING CALENDAR for the Middle Peninsula & Northern Neck Region. This year our theme is healthy physical activities. If you have a picture you would like to share in a community calendar and be considered for our 2014 calendar please email us your full name, address, phone number, and your photo to: prevent@mpnn.state.va.us

Picture size: 11" x 8.5" (jpg or pdf)

Minimum Resolution: 300 DPI

Picture submission due date: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Selected participants will be notified by mail. A photograph authorization release must be signed prior publication of the calendar. If you have further questions, please call us: MPNNCSB Prevention Services Division at 804-642-5402

Red Cross/New Kent County Government Blood Drive

Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 1-6 p.m. in the Health & Human Services Conference Room (7911 Courthouse Way, New Kent). All donors will be automatically entered in a drawing to win one of three $1,000 gift cards. Call 966-9683 for questions or to reserve your time to donate.

 

Meetings

WP Masonic Lodge #238

The West Point Masonic Lodge No. 238 meets the second Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. For lodge info call 804-212-7304.

Three Rivers SWCD Board of Directors

Three Rivers Soil & Water Conservation District will hold it's monthly Board of Directors meetings on the third Monday of each month. The public is invited. If you would like to attend, please contact us at 804-443-2327 ext. 101.

The American Legion Post 172

Located in the Downtown Business Center, 621 Main St. Meetings are on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Veterans in need of assist. with filing claims for service connected disabilities and other veteran's services may call Commander James E. Smith, at 804-843-4029.

West Point Ruritan Club

Meets the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Nick's Spaghetti and Steak House on Route 30 in King & Queen. Please contact Stan Brewer at 804- 843-2563 or brewer.stanley@gmail.com if interested in becoming a member, presenting or information.

Indian River Humane Society

The Indian Rivers Humane Society meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the old EVB bank branch in  Aylett, at the light, on 360E (NEW LOCATION). Meetings are open to the public and we welcome new volunteers to our group! Please contact 804-885-3109 for info.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8356 and Ladies Auxiliary

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8356 and Ladies Auxiliary each meet on the third Tuesday of each Month at 7 p.m. at the Post Home located at 1658 VFW Road.

Old St. John's Church, NSDAR

Old St. John's Church, NSDAR, meets on the third Thursday of the month, October through May, and at special times as required. Meetings are held at St. John's Episcopal Church on Main Street at 7 p.m. and end about 9 p.m. Our meetings are held in the evening to accommodate women with families, women who work outside the home, and anyone for whom an evening meeting is better. Interested in the DAR? Come join us! POC: Jeannie at 804-966-2237.

KWPSE - Raising Funds for Auditorium

The purpose of the not-for-profit KWPSEF is to raise money to enhance and expand educational opportunities for the students and community of King William County. The first goal of the Foundation is to fund eventual construction of a fine arts complex auditorium on the high school grounds. Our website is www. kwauditorium.org and our meetings are the second Tuesday of every month.

West Point Knitting Group

Will meet on Wednesdays, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon at the multi-purpose room at the West Point Library.

GWCT Alliance Parade Committee

The Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance announces this years Community Christmas Parade being held Saturday December 7 2013. This year's theme is "Christmas Trees and Memories." The Alliance's Parade Committee will be holding a series of meetings to review the rules and regulations for the parade participants. If you are interested in participating in this year's parade, as a representative for your group you must attend one of the following meetings: Wednesday, September 11 @ 6:00 pm; and Tuesday, September 24 @ 6:00 pm. Applications will only be given to the group representative attending one of these four meetings. To sign up to attend a meetings or if you have any question please contact Naomi Flythe at 229-6511.

New Kent Jr. Women's Club

The New Kent Jr. Women's Club will kick off it's new year on Monday Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. at Wallace Manor.  Everyone is welcome to join us.  There will be a covered dish dinner.  Call 804-843-3029 for more information.

King William Tea Party

—KING WILLIAM TEA PARTY, 7-8 PM Thursday, September 12th at KW Admin. Bldg: Come watch the conclusion to the hard hitting documentary AGENDA: GRINDING AMERICA DOWN, and take part in the discussion of how to save our country before it's too late. KWTP's fast paced and highly informative meetings are open to all citizens of good will. Meetings begin promptly at 7 PM and you'll be out by 8. Usually held on the second and fourth Thursdays each month. KW Admin. Bldg. is off Route 30 at Horse Landing Rd., behind the old courthouse. Visit KWTP's info-packed website http://www.kwteaparty.com.

—KING WILLIAM TEA PARTY, 7-8 PM Thursday, September 26th at KW Admin. Bldg: We can't let up in working for efficient, responsible government in King William County by demanding more transparency and stopping out-of-control taxing and spending. Come and take part in the discussion. KWTP's fast paced and highly informative meetings are open to all citizens of good will. Meetings begin promptly at 7 PM and you'll be out by 8. Usually held on the second and fourth Thursdays each month. Come early if you can and see another of the stirring and inspiring videos we've found. We'll start it at 6:45 but come on in and have a seat anytime. KW Admin. Bldg. is off Route 30 at Horse Landing Rd., behind the old courthouse. Visit KWTP's info-packed website http://www.kwteaparty.com.

New Kent Rotary Club

For more information on programs, contact Club Secretary Stran Trout at strantrout@cox.net or visit: http://www.newkent.net/rotary.html

The following events will take place at the Rose & Crown Restaurant (11861 New Kent Highway, New Kent, VA 23124)

—Tuesday, September 10 - 7 am: Speaker – Joseph Williams, New Kent High School Band Director

—Monday, September 16 - 4:30 to 5:30 Rotary Board Meeting: All members are welcome to attend.

—Monday, September 16 - 5:30 pm: Speakers – Lavonne Allen and Camilla Tramuel, New Kent Historical Society

—Tuesday, September 24 - 7 am: Dig into Reading - Plans and Outcomes of Heritage Library's Summer Reading Program. Speaker: Margaret Ice, Children's Coordinator.

GWES Alumni Assoc.

The George W. Watkins Alumni Scholastic Association will meet on Friday, September 6 at 6 p.m. at the Cumberland Community Center. Members please attend.

NKPR Advisory Comm.

The next New Kent Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission Meeting is Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 6:30 pm, County Administration Boardroom.  Public comment welcome including public input regarding the Pine Fork Road park property.  Please call 966-8502 for more information.

Library

Heritage Public Library

For more information, call 804-966-2480 or visit the website at http://www.heritagepubliclibrary.org.

—Paws to READ: A chance for your emergent K-5 reader to gain confidence by reading to Glinnie, a trained companion dog. By appointment only. Tuesday, September 10, 6:30. New Kent location.

—Second Tuesday Book discussion group: Tuesday, September 10, 1pm at the New Kent location. Selection for September is Sea Change by Karen White. Selection for October will be The Making of a Country Lawyer: An Autobiography by Gerry Spence. Open to all.

—Big Yellow Bus: Give your Preschooler a chance to attend Story Time on a real school bus (stationary)! Friday, September 20, 10:00, New Kent location.

—Book Sale: September 30 - October 5 Over 1,000 gently used paperback and hardcover books at the New Kent location during regular business hours. Preview sale for Friends Only - 20% discount -- Saturday, September 28, noon - 2 p.m.

—Pre-School Story Time: Mondays at 10:30 in Charles City; Fridays at 10:00 in New Kent.

—Career Assistance: Help with resumes, online job search, and applications is available. Please phone 966.2480 (New Kent) or 652.2450 (Charles City) for an appointment.

—Ongoing Book Sale: The Friends of Heritage Public Library have an ongoing book sale in their "Friends' Corner" at our New Kent location during our regular hours. Books and other items are available for sale in a space set aside just for Friends, and all proceeds benefit the Library!

—Mark your calendar! Quilt raffle: September 3 - October 20. Watch this space for more details.

Pamunkey Regional Libraries:

*Families are invited to take part in the 2013 Summer Reading Program at all branches now through August 17. Children can join "Dig into Reading!" while our teen program is "Beneath the Surface." Adults may join "@ the Library." Weekly drawings for paperbacks will be held. Many exciting, free programs for families will be taking place at the library. For more information about the Summer Reading Program, please call or visit your local branch library or e-mail ask@pamunkeylibrary.org.

*All branches of the Pamunkey Regional Library will be closed on Saturday August 31.

Upper King William Branch

For more information, please call 804-769-3731 or visit the library at 694-J Sharon Road.!

—Computer Basics II: Tuesday September 24 at 5:30 p.m. Learn how to do basic tasks with Microsoft Word and how to surf the web with Internet Explorer. You must call (804) 769-3731 to sign up for this class.

—Storytimes: Wednesdays September 11, 18, and 25; Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m. Ages: 3-5 years old; Mother Goose Storytime 11:15 a.m. Ages: 6-24 months w/adult

King & Queen Branch

For more information, call 804-769-1623 or visit the library at 396 Newtown Road..

—Storytimes: Thursdays September 12, 19, and 26; Family Storytime 10:30 a.m. All ages

West Point Branch

For more information call 804-843-3244 or visit the library at 721 Main St.

—Family Movie Matinee: Saturday September 14 at 12:00 p.m. See a great movie on the big screen at the library. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

—Spy Training Camp: Saturday September 28 at 12:00 p.m. Ages 5-11. Your mission is to protect your favorite book! Make a disguise, take a spy training course, and play "diffuse the bomb" (& other stealthy games). Snacks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

—Storytimes: Fridays September 13, 20, and 27; Family Storytime 10:30 a.m.; All ages

YMCA

West Point YMCA

(GREATER WEST POINT FAMILY YMCA – 3135 King William Ave., West Point, VA 23181; (804) 843-3300; Amanda.Little@peninsulaymca.org; Www.peninsulaymca.org)

-Mission Mondays: The Greater West Point Family YMCA is collecting non-perishable goods to benefit The Good Neighbor Center (food pantry) located in West Point. This will be an ongoing collection that will happen on the 3rd Monday of every month. Any help that you can give will be greatly appreciated! Greater West Point Family YMCA's Strong Communities Campaign ensuring that the YMCA's programs and services will be open to all children, families and adults in our community.

Parks & Rec

New Kent Parks & Rec.

New Sessions forming for Preschool Swim Lessons, Challenger Soccer Camp, Football Camp, Volleyball Camp, Basketball Camps, Baseball Camps, Karate, Adult Fitness Classes, and Senior Adult Programs.