Upcoming Events:

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)

—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.

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.

Friends of Dragon Run

Please join Friends of Dragon Run (FODR) at its first General Meeting of the season on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 in the Community Room of the Gloucester County Library, located in the Main Street Shopping Center on Business Rt. 17 (Main Street) at the southern edge of Gloucester Courthouse. The public is invited to this meeting which will begin at 7 PM. Refreshments will be available. Our guest speaker will be Mr. Todd Engelmeyer, a District Biologist for the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Engelmeyer will address the issue of invasive plants and animals in the watershed, including what is already here, what might arrive in the near future, and what is being done to meet these challenges. Even though Dragon Run is considered to be "pristine," there are already invasive plants and animals altering the environment in and along the river. Blue catfish and phragmites are already there and it is only a matter of time before other species such as nutria start to alter the landscape of the river. Todd received his Master of Science degree from Christopher Newport University. He has been a wildlife biologist for the past 25 years. His district stretches from the Potomac River in the north to the James River in the south, and it also includes the Eastern Shore.

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.

–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.

S.A.M.I.

S.A.M.I. will meet at New Covenant Church on Friday, Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. All are welcome.

Library

Heritage Public Library

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

—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.