Gloucester County Events Calendar

Oct
31
Fri
Daffodil Festival Limited Edition Print Contest @ Gloucester Library
Oct 31 – Nov 2 all-day

Entries for the 2015 Daffodil Festival Limited Edition Print Contest may be submitted on Friday, October 31 from 5-7 pm or Saturday, November 1 from 10am-2pm.  For complete information see the attached entry form or visit the web site.

2015_Print_Contest_Full_Application

Sponsored by Daffodil Festival Council and Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

Jack O’Rotten Pumpkin Recycling @ Brent and Becky's Bulbs
Oct 31 – Nov 8 all-day
Jack O'Rotten Pumpkin Recycling @ Brent and Becky's Bulbs

Jack O’Rotten Pumpkin Recycling Program: Friday, October 31 – Saturday, November 8. Bring us your rotten, saggy jack o’lanterns to use in our compost pile and we will give you paperwhite bulbs in return! Pumpkins are so great to add to our compost and help make wonderful soil for our gardens. We also accept leaves in clear trash bags throughout the fall. This year we are offering free, large collection bags to the local community to use to gather leaves to bring to the compost pile. If you are interested in having a collection bag please contact The Bulb Shoppe. The Bulb Shoppe is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm; call 693-3966 x108 for more information.

MIGHTY MITE BASKETBALL LEAGUE – registration deadline
Oct 31 all-day

For ages 10-11.

Players learn basics, fundamentals & team concepts.

Mandatory Player Assessment Night, Wed, 11/12, 6:30 pm, Botetourt. Registered players must attend & will be placed on a team.

210530-04, Mon-Thu, some Sat, 12/1-2/19, 6:30, 7:30 pm, Pea-Bot-Bet-Ach, $42, deadline 10/31

 

MINI MITE BASKETBALL LEAGUE – registration deadline @ Petsworth Elementary Gym
Oct 31 all-day

For ages 6-7. 4 on 4 league.

Players have more touch time as they learn basic concepts.

Teams play 8 games on an 8-foot basket.

Mandatory Player Evaluation Night is Thu, 11/6, 6:30 pm, Petsworth.  Registered players must attend & will be placed on a team.

Play exclusively at Petsworth, providing space allows, as court size is more conducive.

210510-09, Mon-Thu, 12/1-2/19, 6:30 & 7:30 pm (occasional 5:30), $42, deadline 10/31

MITE BASKETBALL LEAGUE – registration deadline
Oct 31 all-day

For ages 8-9.

Kids play on an 8-foot basket to help develop a more natural shot.

Players learn basics & team concepts. Mandatory Player Evaluation Night is Wed, 11/5, 6:30 pm, Botetourt. Registered players must attend & will be placed on a team.

210520-06, Mon-Thu, some Sat, 12/1-2/19, 6:30, 7:30 pm, Botetourt-Bethel-Achilles, $42, deadline 10/31

 

Nov
1
Sat
Who Am I? @ Gloucester Main Library and Point Branch
Nov 1 all-day

Can you guess the likeness on each carved pumpkin? 10 out of 12 correct guesses wins a prize! During regular library business hours. All ages.

Halloween @ Jellystone Park: Vampire Ivasion @ Jellystone Park Gloucester Point
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – Nov 1 @ 8:00 pm
Halloween @ Jellystone Park: Vampire Ivasion @ Jellystone Park Gloucester Point

Join Yogi Bear and his friends for a day of Halloween activities, including Trick or Treat Hey Rides, the Magic Pumpkin Patch, and our annual Haunted Pavilion maze.

Nov
2
Sun
HAPPY HIKER CLUB @ Beaverdam Park @ Beaverdam Park
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Nothing could be better than the sun rising over the lake!  Treat your lungs to some fresh air and join us for the Happy Hiker Club.  The first Sunday of the month at 9 am.  Sign up for all nine hikes of $10 or individual months for $3 each.

Take your heart outside, be healthy!  Sponsored by Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Nov
3
Mon
Back to Basics – HOW TO HANDLE DRY HEAT & WINTER COLD AFFLICTIONS @ Beaverdam Park - Whitcomb Lodge
Nov 3 @ 5:00 am – 6:00 am

STRESS MANAGEMENT!

Back to Basics…Healthy Living For You!

Join us on the First Monday of the Month at Beaverdam Park to explore Healthy Living.

Back to Basics will provide you with information on how you can promote the natural healing ability of your amazing body!

Let’s explore the basics!

You will receive information, samples, recipes and more.

All Natural well-being made easy for YOU!

Learn how to cope with the cracked, dry, itchy skin of winter.  Tips on how to help ease the misery of Winter Colds.  And it’s all natural.

Future Topics:

  • December 1: Giving Health and Well-Being for the Holidays.

 

 

 

Nov
4
Tue
Chess Club @ Community Room, Main Library
Nov 4 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm
Chess Club @ Community Room, Main Library | Gloucester Courthouse | Virginia | United States

Chess…The Oldest Ultimate Mind Game (Since 600 A.D.). No controllers…no electricity…no batteries…no chargers required…one mind against another!

Nov
5
Wed
Gloucester County Resource Council @ Gloucester Library Community Room
Nov 5 @ 9:30 am

The Gloucester County Resource Council is a network of human service organizations in Gloucester who meet monthly to share ideas, information and resources.  Cooperative, inter-agency efforts are planned and initiated in an attempt to maximize community resources and minimize duplication of services.  It is hoped that by sharing information and building awareness of current community services and resources more planned extension of services and resources will occur as well as cooperative creation of new opportunities and resources.

TOPS – VA0324 Hayes meeting @ TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly meeting (weight loss support group)
Nov 5 @ 4:30 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.

Figure Drawing @ Gloucester Arts on Main
Nov 5 @ 5:30 pm – Nov 5 @ 7:30 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

Nov
7
Fri
Open Studio @ Gloucester Arts on Main
Nov 7 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

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!)

Fall STAR Games @ Botetourt Gymnasium
Nov 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 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
Nov
8
Sat
2014 Gloucester Restaurant Challenge @ Main Street Library parking lot
Nov 8 all-day
2014 Gloucester Restaurant Challenge @ Main Street Library parking lot | Gloucester Courthouse | Virginia | United States

Locally owned and operated restaurants in Gloucester will be serving samples of pork bbq. A $5 donation will allow you to sample all of them and the proceeds will go to the Gloucester Sheriff’s Office, Shop With a Cop Program.

HIGH SCHOOL CO-REC ANYTHING GOES SPORTS CHALLENGE @ Ark Park
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

For 9th-12th Graders.

Crazy competition with 4 person teams, 2 boys & 2 girls.

Teams compete in events like 40 yard dash, softball throw, broad jump, sack race, 3 leg race, obstacle course, egg toss, free throw shooting, 3 point shooting, soccer juggling, football throw, golf accuracy, water race and possibly tug of war.

9th & 10th division and 11th & 12th Division.

111711-01, Saturday, November 8, 10 am to 12:30 pm @ Ark Park, $32/team, deadline 10/28

Holiday Crafter’s Market @ Brent and Becky's Bulbs
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Holiday Crafter’s Market: Saturday, November 8, 10am to 2 pm.
The market is sponsored by the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce and will feature a variety of items, great for holiday gift giving, from local crafters. The market is held under cover making it a rain or shine event.

Garden Walk @ Brent and Becky's Bulbs
Nov 8 @ 10:30 am
Garden Walk @ Brent and Becky's Bulbs

Garden Walk: Saturday, November 8, 10:30 am
Take a guided walk through the fall garden at its peak! There is no charge for this walk, but reservations are required as space is limited. Call 693-3966 to reserve your spot.

Felted Ornaments with Janet Griffin @ Gloucester Arts on Main
Nov 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Just in time for Christmas! Learn how to felt unique and fun ornaments with Janet Griffin! Get a jump start on your holiday presents or make some additions to your own Christmas tree!

Nov
10
Mon
VINYASA YOGA CLASS @ Abingdon Elementary
Nov 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

YOGA – Some benefits are improved posture, flexibility, balance & strength as well as calming of your mind & lessening of stress!

For ages 16 & older.

Whether you are new to yoga or experienced, Vinyasa-All Levels is for everyone.

This class links body movement with breath & emphasizes strengthening the core.

Pose modifications & challenges are offered to fit the participant’s experience level.

Starting slowly with warm up stretches, the music takes you to a progressively higher energy level about midway into the class & concludes with a relaxation period.

Instructor: Nancy Sessoms.

$30/session or $6/individual class.

Mondays@ Abingdon, 5:30-6:45 pm

821401-05, 10/20-12/8, skip 11/2 & 11/24

Classes are held year round.

“EFT” Tapping Therapy Workshop @ Tapping Therapy Workshop
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm

Dr. Philip Schlobohm, MD, a Board Certified Psychiatrist will be leading an Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Workshop, commonly known as “Tapping Therapy” Monday, November 10th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at the Gloucester Library. This event is FREE and sponsored by NAMI Mid-Tidewater, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a support and advocacy group for mental illness in our community. This therapeutic technique is considered a breakthrough for rapidly relieving negative emotions and pain. Dr. Schlobohm will discuss this technique, demonstrate how it works and teach participants to perform the technique. This is free but limited to 50 so advance registration is requested. To register or for more information please call Mimi at 693-5160 or Sandy at 694-0023.

Nov
11
Tue
Chess Club @ Community Room, Main Library
Nov 11 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm
Chess Club @ Community Room, Main Library | Gloucester Courthouse | Virginia | United States

Chess…The Oldest Ultimate Mind Game (Since 600 A.D.). No controllers…no electricity…no batteries…no chargers required…one mind against another!

NAMASTE YOGA CLASS @ Botetourt Elementary
Nov 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

YOGA – Some benefits are improved posture, flexibility, balance & strength as well as calming of your mind & lessening of stress!

For ages 13 & older.

Want to develop a balance of strength & flexibility? Hatha Yoga (Ha meaning SUN, Tha meaning MOON) refers to the balance of actions & reception–uniting the Mind/Body/Breath through classic Indian asanas (postures).

A great workout!

Instructor: Nichole Knott.

$30/session or $6/individual class.

Tuesdays @Botetourt, 5:30-6:45 pm.

821402-02, 10/21-12/9

Classes are held year round.