Community Calendar of Events

11:20 AM EDT, September 25, 2013



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 Oct. 12, Nov. 9, and Dec. 14. Admission is $7/person, cash or check only.

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!

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.

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.

Fall Festival & Parade (Frog Level Fire Dept.)

The Frog Level Fire Dept. will host a fall festival and parade on October 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The dept. is currently seeking vendors. For more information, call (804) 338-8697 or email: crozell@verizon.net.

Shore to Shore LaSertoma Spaghetti Dinner

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 at 4-7 p.m. at the Fire Station #2 (Quinton) next to Sun's Restaurant (5251 New Kent Hwy.). Tickets $9 at the door – eat in or take out. *All proceeds to benefit our Give A Hand Up sponsorship – a needy family in New Kent County

PCDC Family Carnival

PCDC Family Carnival.  Saturday, September 28, 2013.  10:00 – 2:00 p.m.  West Point Town Park.  325 8th Street.  Enjoy games, entertainment, bounce house, fun photos, cake walk, face painting, food.  Fun for all ages.  Tickets for activities can be purchased at gate or in advance. Contact Tara Martin at 843-4869 for advance sales.

Lady Pirates Softball (Need 5 Players)

Lady Pirates 14U/16U is in its second season. We are made up of young ladies from Stafford, King George, Spotsylvania, King William and Richmond. We are looking to fill 5 spots. We need SS, 3rd, 1st, catcher and pitcher. Any questions please call or text Robby @ (540) 903-3930.

Stew and Q (KW Ruritans)

The Fifth Annual King William Ruritan Club Stew and Q will be held Saturday Oct 19, 2013 from 4 – 8pm at the Ruritan Park on Rt 30.  A bar-b-que dinner with all the fixens and Brunswick Stew will be served from 5 – 7pm.  Pre order sales of delicious Brunswick Stew for $7 per quart will be taken ahead of time and can be picked up after 3pm that day.  There will be miniature pony cart rides for the kids and the band "Something Else" will be playing your favorite music.  Tickets are $12 per adult and $6 for kids 12 and under…..kids 6 and under get in free.  Call 769-2063 or contact any Ruritan member for tickets and more info.

Crabcake Dinner (Benefits CornerStone Free Health Clinic)

–Dinner Deal- September 26th - Crabcake Sandwich with a side & drink for $6.  Order in advance - Call 804 769 2996 or email theccdc@gmail.com.  Pick up at 6 p.m. at the CornerStone Free Health Clinic (Old EVB bank building- 8270 Richmond-Tappahannock Hwy., Aylett).  Proceeds towards The CornerStone food and free health clinic programs. 

–Dinner Deal- October 24th - Crabcake Sandwich with a side & drink for $6.  Order in advance - Call 804 769 2996 or email theccdc@gmail.com.  Pick up at 6 p.m. at the CornerStone Free Health Clinic (Old EVB bank building- 8270 Richmond-Tappahannock Hwy., Aylett).  Proceeds towards The CornerStone food and free health clinic programs. 

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic (Transport from Regional Animal Shelter)

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. CONSIDER THIS: The number one cause of death of healthy dogs and cats is euthanasia due to overpopulation. In fact, every year, 4 million healthy animals die in our country awaiting homes that never come. Spay/neuter prevents overpopulation which will prevent euthanasia of surplus animals.

Mentoring Program (Escobrook Baptist Church)

Attention all males and females ages 5-19, school is in, so let's fall into something fun! Register for 8 weeks of fun on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Escobrook Baptist Church in Mascot, VA. The hours are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – we will have free food and family entertainment! Parents, if you come and register your child, you will receive a free gift certificate to Subway. Our guest speaker will be the new Superintendent of King & Queen Public Schools, Dr. Stanley B Jones! Contact: Daryl Oakley at (804) 313-7426, Rev. Arthur Roane at (804) 824-1542, or Rev. Anthony Shackleford at (804) 313-5039. The event is sponsored by the Family and Youth Foundations Services in partnership with Escobrook Baptist Church.




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, 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.



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.

King William Tea Party

KING WILLIAM TEA PARTY, 7-8 PM Thursday, September 26th at KW Admin. Bldg. WARNING: COMMON CORE EDUCATION STANDARDS will affect public school and home schooled students. Local citizen-activist Bob Ehrhart will present his findings on Common Core and highlight how "enlightened progressive thought" is driving dangerous public policy. 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

K&Q Republican Party 

The Republican Party of King and Queen County cordially invites you to attend its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Nick's Restaurant in Shacklefords. Social time begins at 6:00 pm followed by dinner at 6:30 pm. The cost for dinner is still only $17.00 which includes coffee or tea, rolls, entree, dessert, and tip. We look forward to seeing you and encourage you to bring guests to enjoy our interesting programs. Plus its a fun evening with your friends and neighbors. Please call for reservations - Roberta @769-1856; Bill @ 512-1688, or Barbara @  238-5521.

Pamunkey Regional Library Board of Trustees

Pamunkey Regional Library Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the West Point Branch Library at 8:30 a.m. The library is located at 721 Main Street, West Point. The meeting is open to the public.

2014 Relay for Life Fundraising (KW)

We are ready to kick start the 2014 Relay For Life fundraising year off right! Please join us on Thursday, September 26th at 7pm at Sharon Baptist Church (901 Sharon Rd. King WIlliam, VA) for a committee/volunteer meeting. If you are interested in giving your input for the planning of our 2014 Relay For Life of King William event, please join us! If you are interested in serving as a committee member or you want to volunteer for a specific task(s) to help us out, we'd love to have you! Relay can't be what it is without YOU so please come with lots of ideas and positivity for 2014 to be the best Relay year ever! Finally, have you registered yet? Did you know if you register by September 30th, you qualify for the Early Bird Registration discount of 50%! Register online TODAY  at http://www.relayforlife.org/kingwilliamva and use promotional code "relay."


Heritage Public Library

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

–Stellaluna Storytime: Bat World Hampton Roads will present two very informative yet entertaining programs featuring a variety of live bats on Saturday, October 12th, 2013. The program, "Stellaluna Story Time," will be held at 10:30 AM at the library's New Kent location and 12:30 PM at its Charles City location. Come see the storybook character come to life!

–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, October 1, 6:30. New Kent location.

–Second Tuesday Book discussion group: Tuesday, October 8, 1pm at the New Kent location. Selection for October is The Making of a Country Lawyer: An Autobiography by Gerry Spence. November's selection will be Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Open to all.

–Book Sale - September 30 - October 5: Over 1000 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.

–Quilt Raffle: We are grateful to the New Kent Quilters' bee for donating a beautiful lap quilt for this raffle. The quilt is on display in New Kent from September 23 through October 19. Tickets are available for $2 or 3 for $5 in Charles City or New Kent through October 19. A display of handmade quilts will be presented in the New Kent Location October 16-19 during regular business hours. Drawing for the raffled quilt will take place at a reception for Friends' members at 2 pm on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Pamunkey Regional Libraries:Upper King William Branch

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

Seek the Unknown!" Movie Night: Tuesday October 15, 6:00 - 7:45 p.m. Ages 11-18. See a great movie on the big screen with your friends. Pizza & drinks provided by the Friends of the UKW Library.

–What's Really in that Package?: A Guide to Reading & Understanding Nutrition Labels: Saturday October 19, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Kathleen Watson, Virginia Extension Agent, will help you solve the mystery of what nutrition labels really mean.

–No Sew Trivet Workshop: Saturday October 26, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Ages 16 & up. Make a trivet for any occasion with only cording and fabric strips with the Wanna Bee Quilters.

–Learning Microsoft Word: Tuesday October 29, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Learn how to format, edit, and save documents in Word. You must call (804) 769-3731 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

—Storytimes: Wednesdays September 18, and 25 & October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; 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..

—"Seek the Unknown!" Movie Night: Thursday October 17, 6:00 - 7:45 p.m. Ages 11-18. See a magical movie on the big screen with your friends. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

Storytimes: Thursdays September 26 & October 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31; 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.

—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.

–Crocheting Rag Rugs: Wednesday October 2, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Thursday October 3, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pat Price teaches an ongoing class on crocheting rag rugs. Come to every session or jump in on any day convenient for you. Check at the library for a list of supplies.

–Computer Basics I: Monday October 7, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Learn the parts of the computer, how to use a mouse, and try out some basic computer tasks. You must call (804) 843-3244 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

–Family Movie Matinee: Saturday October 12, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. See a great movie on the big screen at the library. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

–Feed 'Em - They're Hungry Games!: Saturday October 19, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Ages 11-18. Play our movie scavenger hunt bingo game and see the first hit movie based on the series by Suzanne Collins. Help out with hunger and bring a canned good for your local food bank, too. Pizza & popcorn provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

–Movie Night @ the Library: Thursday October 24, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Ages 13 & up. See a great movie on the big screen! Snacks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

—Storytimes: Fridays September 27 & October 4, 11, 18, and 25; Family Storytime 10:30 a.m.; All ages


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.