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

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)