9/18 Community Calendar of Events

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. For further information, visit: newkentcountyfair.com.

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.

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.

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.

Fall Festival & Parade (Frog Level Fire Dept.)