Gloucester County Events Calendar

Oct
1
Wed
Best Years Trips – SPAMALOT- Deadline @ Riverside Dinner Theater
Oct 1 all-day

TRIPS FOR THE ACTIVE OLDER ADULT!

 For age 55 & older

Credit Cards accepted Online only, $2.95 convenience fee will apply.

Payment for each trip is due at the time of registration.

Cancellations made prior to the deadline will receive a credit/refund, minus $10 administrative fee.

No refunds/credits after deadline unless medical, Dr.’s note required.

Trips leave from the Gloucester Courthouse parking lot.

Trips that do not meet minimum registration requirements will be canceled. Sign up early to make sure you don’t miss out.

Would you like to receive a monthly eNewsletter update on Best Years Trips? Email dcarter@gloucesterva.info to be added to the list!

Do you have ideas for future trips? We’d love to hear them…Email dcarter@gloucesterva.info

 

SPAMALOT

Lovingly and unapologetically “ripped off” from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this spoof of the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table features a bevy of beautiful show girls, personable cows, killer rabbits and French characters. Stretching the imagination in this retelling of the legendary tale of Camelot! Join us for this trip to the Riverside Dinner Theater in Fredericksburg, great performers, great food and great shows!

832300-36, Wednesday, 10/8, 9:30 am-6:30 pm, $90, deadline 10/1

 

TOPS – VA0324 Hayes meeting @ TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly meeting (weight loss support group)
Oct 1 @ 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.

Figure Drawing @ Gloucester Arts on Main
Oct 1 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 1 @ 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

Oct
2
Thu
Toddler Time! Thursdays @ Gloucester County Public Library-Main Branch
Oct 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Stories, rhymes, songs and a craft help toddlers
grasp the fundamentals of beginning to read.
Ages 2-3
Please register!

Creative Writing Workshop @ Botetourt Elementary
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For adults.

The objective of this workshop is to have fun exploring the process of Creative Writing.

Join us to learn a few basic rules for creative writing that will help you to create “page turners” & to instill a burinig desire to write them!

Bring something that you have written, a favorite book/story/list of books, spiral notebook & pen.

No experience needed.

Botetourt

223421-01, Thu, 9/18-10/9, 6-9 pm, $45, deadline 9/11

 

Oct
3
Fri
Open Studio @ Gloucester Arts on Main
Oct 3 @ 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!)

VIMS Public Tour @ The Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Oct 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Reserve a space for our weekly public tours to learn more about VIMS. These 1.5 hour guided walks are most interesting for adults and older children. The tours are scheduled for the summer months and generally include a visit to the VIMS Visitors Center and Aquarium, a VIMS research laboratory, and the VIMS Teaching Marsh.

Fall STAR Games @ Botetourt Gymnasium
Oct 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 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
Night Fishing @Beaverdam Park @ Beaverdam Park
Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 3 @ 11:45 pm

Night-time is a Great-time to fish!  Join us at Beaverdam Park on the first Friday of the Month from May thru October for Night Fishing.  Enter the park from the Main Entrance Only and fish until the Park closes at Midnight!

Sponsored by Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Oct
4
Sat
Home Depot Safety Fair @ Home Depot
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Home Depot is hosting a Safety Fair for families. Gloucester CERT will be there along with several other groups promoting safety.

Halloween @ Jellystone Park: Ghosts Say “Boo Boo”! @ Jellystone Park Gloucester Point
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm
Halloween @ Jellystone Park: Ghosts Say "Boo Boo"! @ Jellystone Park Gloucester Point | Virginia | United States

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.

Middle Peninsula Solar Tour @ Various venues in Gloucester County
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Free, self-guided tour of four solar homes and three solar businesses in Gloucester County. Register at www.hrsolartour.com to receive the addresses and a map.

Blessing of the Animals @ St. James Anglican Church
Oct 4 @ 11:00 am
Blessing of the Animals @ St. James Anglican Church | Gloucester Courthouse | Virginia | United States

Bring your pet for a Blessing of the Animals by Fr. Kevin Sweeney, Vicar of St. James Church.All animals are welcome, large or small. Lots of parking is available. animals will also be available for adoption from the Gloucester Mathews Humane Society. Please bring a donation of pet food of all kinds, kitty litter, blankets or towels for GMHS. For more information call 804-824-9552.

Senior Boards 101 @ Gloucester Main Library
Oct 4 @ 11:00 am

Calling ALL SENIORS: Report to GCPL for SIRS!
Learn about library resources.
High School Seniors, Parents and Project mentors. Registration required.

Oct
5
Sun
HAPPY HIKER CLUB @ Beaverdam Park @ Beaverdam Park
Oct 5 @ 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

Oct
6
Mon
Cyber Security Course Recruitment Begins @ Middle Peninsula Regional Adult Continuing Education
Oct 6 all-day
Cyber Security Course Recruitment Begins @ Middle Peninsula Regional Adult Continuing Education | King William | Virginia | United States

Middle Peninsula R.A.C.E. has been awarded a PluggedIn Virgina (PIVA) Grant to support workforce development in Gloucester and the surrounding counties. The grant is being used to provide FREE training in Cyber Security to adult GED recipients and current GED candidates. This opportunity is made available through partnership with the Job Assistance Center (JAC), the Institute for Cybersecurity Education (iForCE), and King William County Schools. For more information or to register call MP R.A.C.E. at 888-769-1151 or the JAC at 804-785-2470.

Back to Basics – WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT ANTIBIOTICS @ Beaverdam Park - Whitcomb Lodge
Oct 6 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 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 things that you do not know about antibiotics.

Future Topics:

  • November 3: How to handle dry heat and winter cold afflictions
  • December 1: Giving Health and Well-Being for the Holidays.

 

 

 

VINYASA YOGA CLASS @ Abingdon Elementary
Oct 6 @ 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

821401-04, 9/8-10/13

Classes are held year round.

Oct
7
Tue
Chess Club @ Your Library @ Community Room, Main Library
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Chess Club @ Your Library @ 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! Tuesdays at the Main Library from 6-8pm.

NAMASTE YOGA CLASS @ Botetourt Elementary
Oct 7 @ 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.

821402-01, 9/9-10/14, deadline 9/9

Classes are held year round.

HOMEFRONT: Free Classes on Mental Health for Military @ Free mental health classes
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm
HOMEFRONT: Free Classes on Mental Health for Military @ Free mental health classes | Gloucester Courthouse | Virginia | United States

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Mid-Tidewater affiliate in partnership with the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 58 is sponsoring NAMI HOMEFRONT, a free, six-session education program for family and friends of military service members and veterans with mental health disorders such as PTSD. The course is designed to help family members understand and support their loved one while maintaining their own well-being.

The classes will be held on Tuesdays, beginning October 7, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the DAV CHAPTER 58 Building, 6265 Professional Dr., Gloucester, VA 23061. CLASSES ARE FREE BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Call Sandy or Courtney at 804-694-0023 or Mimi at 804-693-5160. Messages can be left at 804-684-1480 or at NamiMidtidewater@gmail.com.

HOMEFRONT: Free Mental Health classes for Military Families @ Mental Health Education
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Mid-Tidewater affiliate in partnership with the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 58 is sponsoring NAMI HOMEFRONT, a free, six-session education program for family and friends of military service members and veterans with mental illness. It focuses on the unique needs of military and veteran caregivers, such as dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder, post-deployment and post-discharge transitions, and substance abuse. The course is designed to help family members understand and support their loved one while maintaining their own well-being. The trained teachers of this course are also family members who have experience with military culture and know what it’s like to have a loved one living with a mental health condition.

The classes will be held on Tuesdays, beginning October 7, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the DAV CHAPTER 58 Building, 6265 Professional Dr., Gloucester, VA 23061. CLASSES ARE FREE BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Call Sandy at 804-694-0023 or Mimi at 804-693-5160. Messages can be left at 804-684-1480 or atNamiMidtidewater@gmail.com

A Scientist Walks Into A Bar – Big Data: Ocean Data @ Mike's Place
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm

Join this special installation of “A Scientist Walks Into A Bar” as VIMS joins science cafes/pubs around the state to discuss Big Data during the Virginia Science Festival. Big Data: Ocean Data—held Tuesday, October 7th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Mike’s Place in Newport News—will give attendees a chance to learn about world-wide oceanographic collaborations. VIMS Ph.D. student Josh Stone will kick off the conversation by sharing how and where data is collected, VIMS’ role in these efforts, and how scientists use data to answer questions about global change. No prior knowledge of the topic is needed. There is no charge to attend (only your meal/beverage tab).

Registration is required due to limited space. Register now or call 804-684-7061.

Don’t forget to follow the conversation on social media by using the hashtags #VAtalksBigData and #vasciencefest.

Teen Pumpkin Carving @ Point Branch Library
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm

Forget traditional jack o’ lanterns…try your hand at an original carving! Get creative! Get your ghoul on! Carving tools, equipment and of course pumpkins supplied. Middle and High School. Registration required.