Gloucester County Events Calendar

Aug
16
Sat
Little Dragon Yoga – Deadline @ Carriage Court Trailer Three
Aug 16 @ 9:00 am – Sep 20 @ 11:00 am

Classes begin July 12

For ages 5-8 or 9-12.  Kids will explore the world of yoga through stories, songs and games in a non competitive, creative space.  Kids will learn basic poses customized to them, allowing them to stretch their bodies and imaginations in this child based practice.

Saturdays, 9-10 am for 5-8 year olds or 10-11 am for 9-12 year olds.  Deadline to register is July 3

Aug
18
Mon
Vinyasa-all levels – Yoga For Everyone @ Abingdon Elementary School
Aug 18 @ 5:30 pm – Sep 15 @ 6:45 pm

For ages 16 and older, whether you are new to yoga or experienced.  This class links body movement with breath and emphasizes strengthening the core.  Pose modifications and challenges are offered to fit the participants experience level.  Starting slowly with warm up stretches, the music takes you to a progressively higher energy level about midway into the class and concludes with a relaxation period.  Some benefits are improved posture, flexibility, balance and strength as well as calming of your mind and lessening of stress. This session is a drop in only session lasting 5 weeks, full six week classes will resume on September 8.  Drop in fee is $6 each.  https://rec.gloucesterva.info

Aug
19
Tue
Namaste Yoga @ Botetourt Elementary School
Aug 19 @ 5:30 pm – Sep 2 @ 6:45 pm

For ages 16 and older.  Want to develop a balance of strength and flexibility?  Hatha Yoga (Ha meaning SUN, Tha meaning MOON) refers to the balance of action and reception–uniting the Mind/Body/Breath through classic Indian asanas (Postures).  Get ready for a great workout!  Three session offered for $6, full sessions will resume on September 9.    https://rec.gloucesterva.info

 

Sponsored by Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Aug
22
Fri
Jellyfish! @ York River State Park
Aug 22 – Aug 23 all-day

VIMS’ newest park program focuses on the mysterious jellyfish. Participants will learn about the different jellyfish that inhabit Chesapeake Bay and their remarkable life and biology. All programs are free (excluding park entrance fees). Reservations are required.

Aug
23
Sat
Fish School with Jeffro! @ Gloucester Arts on Main
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Fish School with Jeffro! @ Gloucester Arts on Main

Jeffro is back with a FISH SCHOOL! He will bring wood shapes and paint – and show you how to make some of his fascinating paintings. Bring the kids, all ages have fun. Be sure to call ahead. Max. 10 students.
Saturday, August 23 from 10-11:30am.
$20 includes supplies!

Shotgun Blues Brotherhood Extravaganza at Distinction @ Distinction Catering & Special Events Hall
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 23 @ 10:00 pm
Shotgun Blues Brotherhood Extravaganza at Distinction @ Distinction Catering & Special Events Hall

Distinction Catering and Special Events Hall is hosting a Shotgun Blues Brotherhood R&B and Soul Review on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 8 pm; door opens at 6 pm with a $12.99 buffet available for purchase. A Cash Bar will also be available for patrons 21 and over. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door for the show only. Admittance Tickets can be purchased in advance at http://www.DistinctionEvents.com/Events.html or at Office Supply in Gloucester, VA. The venue is located in Gloucester County in the White Marsh Shopping Center at 4888 George Washington Memorial Hwy in Hayes.

The show features a 2 hour show with “Jake and Elwood” and The Shotgun Blues Brotherhood’s All Star Band, complete with all of the same horns, keyboards, guitars, and drums! It’s as close to the original Blues Brothers act as you can get! They arrive in their very authentic “Bluesmobile” replica! It’s the same year, make and model as the car that was in the original Blues Brothers movie! Don’t miss this opportunity to experience this memorable event while they sing and dance to Soul Man, Everybody Needs Somebody to Love, Rubber Biscuit, Hey Bartender, plus others.

The $12.99 all you can eat buffet features signature dishes and all time favorites. Gourmet salad greens with toppings and dressings and a variety of desserts are also included with the buffet. Beverages, taxes and gratuities are not included in the buffet price.

FISH SCHOOL by JEFFRO @ Gloucester Arts on Main
Aug 23 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
FISH SCHOOL by JEFFRO @ Gloucester Arts on Main

August 23, 20014

Jeffro is back for another fun Fish School – 10 to 11:30, $20 including all supplies – sign up for a family fun time.

Aug
26
Tue
Songwriting Class with Margie Sabo @ Gloucester Arts on Main
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – Aug 28 @ 3:00 pm

Songwriting Workshop! Join Margie and get your creative juices flowing as she brings you into the wonderful world of songwriting! Leave with a song!
Tuesday and Thursday, August 26 & 28; 1-3pm
$60

Chess Club @ Community Room, Main Library
Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm
Chess Club @ Community Room, Main Library

Chess Club. Main Library. Tuesdays 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Play, watch or learn. All ages and experience levels welcome!

Aug
27
Wed
TOPS – VA0324 Hayes meeting @ TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly meeting (weight loss support group)
Aug 27 @ 5:30 pm

Are you on a weight loss program and feel you would like to share your journey with others? Then this chapter is for you. Come and see what we are all about. We meet every Wednesday with exceptions of certain Holidays. We would love to help support you and your first meeting is free so you can decide if we are right for you. Come and join the fun. We’ll be waiting.

Concert on the Green – BLUE ACES @ Colonial Courtcircle
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Blue Aces take great pride in their specialized, high-energy performances that feature a wide variety of American popular music styles. The group performs annually for thousands of military and civilian audience members, in settings ranging from small official dinners to large festival events.

photo of the Blue Aces Band members

photo of the Blue Aces Band members

Drawing from broad musical and cultural backgrounds, the members of the Blue Aces combine their tremendous musical talent with their passion for the finest in entertainment. They effectively share the Air Force story with audiences throughout the Northeastern, Mid-Atlantic and Carolina regions of the U.S.

BRING A CHAIR OR BLANKET.  The free concert is on the lawn of the Colonial Courtcircle.

Figure Drawing @ Gloucester Arts on Main
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 27 @ 8:30 pm

Every Wednesday @ 6:30.

Your chance to practice your drawing with a model! We gather on Wednesdays, hire a model. Free but bring $8 for the model. Bring your drawing materials and have fun. We have tables and easels. Sign up to BE a model!
PLEASE CALL & LEAVE A MESSAGE IF YOU ARE COMING – we need to set up chairs etc.804-824-9464

Aug
28
Thu
VIMs After Hours Lecture – A long history of coming to the point @ VIMS - Watermen's Hall
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 28 @ 8:00 pm

Lying near the confluence of the York River and Chesapeake Bay, Gloucester Point provides geographic advantages that have invited human habitation from prehistoric times to present. Join archeologist Lyle Torp as he highlights some of the remarkable artifacts, collected during construction projects on the VIMS campus, that illustrate different chapters in the Point’s long history, from Native American pottery to military and food items from the Revolutionary and Civil wars. Selected artifacts will be on hand to view.

Aug
29
Fri
Open Studio @ Gloucester Arts on Main
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Every Friday Morning.

If you enjoy painting with company, bring your stuff and paint with us every Friday morning. Free, 9 to 12 am. (Note – this is a good way to make time to paint, so come along!)

Sep
2
Tue
Fall Playtime Soccer @ Ark & Abingdon Parks
Sep 2 @ 11:59 pm – 11:59 pm
  • For age 4 as of 9/30/14  PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 4 ON THIS DATE!
  • The goal is to let kids get comfortable with a soccer ball & be around other kids in an athletic setting.
  • Basic skills are taught & having fun is important.
  • Teams meet 8 times.
  • Mon, Tue, Wed or Thu & Sat, 9/15-10/18, 5-5:45 pm or 5:30-6:15 weekdays & Sat during day,
  • @Abingdon Park & Ark Parks,
  • $20
  • Deadline 9/2.
Fall STAR Games @ Botetourt Gymnasium
Sep 2 @ 11:59 pm – 11:59 pm
  • For ages 5-18.
  • An athletic, games & social program for kids with special needs.
  • Wheel chair bound kids are welcome.
  • Children participate in basketball, games & other fun activities.
  • The program is individualized for each participant to best help them both physically & for their enjoyment & self esteem.
  • Participants must wear tennis shoes.
  • Volunteers welcome & needed.
  • Fridays, 9/12-12/12, 6-7:30 pm
  • @Botetourt Gym
  • $15
  • Deadline 9/2
Sep
3
Wed
TOPS – VA0324 Hayes meeting @ TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly meeting (weight loss support group)
Sep 3 @ 5:30 pm

Are you on a weight loss program and feel you would like to share your journey with others? Then this chapter is for you. Come and see what we are all about. We meet every Wednesday with exceptions of certain Holidays. We would love to help support you and your first meeting is free so you can decide if we are right for you. Come and join the fun. We’ll be waiting.

Drawing the Human Body with Steph Brown- Ongoing! @ Gloucester Arts on Main
Sep 3 @ 6:30 pm – Sep 3 @ 8:30 pm

Ongoing workshop- every Wednesday! This workshop begins with the exploration of the human body and developing an understanding of the body’s underlying energy, geometry and anatomical structure. Using a live model, we will address proportion, foreshortening, and basic use of light and shadow to draw the figure as a convincing form. Great for the beginner or for those who wish to refresh their skills. No experience required. Bring your own sketching materials (drawing pad or newsprint, sketching pencils and/or charcoal, kneaded eraser).
Wednesdays starting September 3rd, 6:30-8:30pm
$18 per session

Figure Drawing @ Gloucester Arts on Main
Sep 3 @ 6:30 pm – Sep 3 @ 8:30 pm

Every Wednesday @ 6:30.

Your chance to practice your drawing with a model! We gather on Wednesdays, hire a model. Free but bring $8 for the model. Bring your drawing materials and have fun. We have tables and easels. Sign up to BE a model!
PLEASE CALL & LEAVE A MESSAGE IF YOU ARE COMING – we need to set up chairs etc.804-824-9464