Gloucester County Events Calendar

Jan
28
Wed
TOPS – VA0324 Hayes meeting @ TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly meeting (weight loss support group)
Jan 28 @ 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.

GED, ABE, ESOL classes for adults @ Gloucester High School (Room C167)
Jan 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
GED, ABE, ESOL classes for adults @ Gloucester High School (Room C167) | Gloucester Courthouse | Virginia | United States

The new 2014 computer-based GED test is challenging. You are up to the challenge. Register for a FREE adult education class and join the RACE toward your High School Credential.

Figure Drawing @ Gloucester Arts on Main
Jan 28 @ 6:30 pm – 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

Jan
29
Thu
Ramzi & Co. @ Ware Academy
Jan 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ware Academy is pleased to announce its first campus and community enrichment program of the year – internationally renowned dance artist, Ramzi & Co.

Ramzi will perform on campus Jan. 29 from 11 a.m. to noon.

Ware Academy students in all grades, parents, students from other schools (including those who are home schooled) and community members are invited to attend. There is no cost to attend.

Dubbed a geographical exploration in dance, Ramzi’s performance will feature dances from cultures across the world, including Turkey, Egypt and Greece.

In addition to fostering appreciation for fine arts, the performance’s goals include teaching students about the importance of heritage and history. The percussive, explosive and authentic dance interpretation aims to foster further classroom discussion.

For more information about the event, or to RSVP to attend, contact Ginger James, Ware Academy’s Director of Admissions and Special Events.

GED, ABE, ESOL classes for adults @ Gloucester High School (Room C167)
Jan 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
GED, ABE, ESOL classes for adults @ Gloucester High School (Room C167) | Gloucester Courthouse | Virginia | United States

The new 2014 computer-based GED test is challenging. You are up to the challenge. Register for a FREE adult education class and join the RACE toward your High School Credential.

Jan
30
Fri
Open Studio @ Gloucester Arts on Main
Jan 30 @ 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!)

Preparing Your Grant Proposal and Portrait Training @ Rappahannock Community College - Glenns Campus
Jan 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Friday, January 30, 2015 – Rappahannock Community College – Glenns Campus
“Preparing Your Grant Proposal” 9:00am-11:00am and “Portrait Training” 11:00am-12:30pm
Attend one or both of these workshop opportunities : “Preparing Your Grant Proposal” will provide guidance on navigating the proposal process including general strategies for working with funders; the essential elements of a proposal, including needs statement, program design, evaluation, and budget; how to prepare for a site visit; and reporting requirements and follow-up. “Portrait Training” will be a hands-on opportunity to update or create your GiveGloucester portrait. Space is limited, and reservations are strongly recommended. Please RSVP to (804) 438-9414 or lfranklin@tcfrichmond.org. Or reserve your spot online by visiting www.tcfrichmond.org clicking on News & Events at the top, and registering for one or both of the workshops.

Bingo @ Gloucester Moose Lodge
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Friday night Bingo every Friday. Doors open at 6:00pm, First game starts at 7:00pm and last until approximately 10:30pm. Food and drink available for purchase

WINTER STAR GAMES @ Botetourt Gymnasium
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 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, 12/5-2/20, 6-7:15 pm
  • @Botetourt Gym
  • $15
2015 Peasley Middle School Talent Show @ Peasley Middle School
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm

6th and 7th grade talent show

Jan
31
Sat
Christchurch School Basketball Clinic for Boys in Grades 6, 7 and 8 @ Christchurch School
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Christchurch School Basketball Clinic for Boys in Grades 6, 7 and 8 @ Christchurch School | Christchurch | Virginia | United States

Workout with the varsity boys basketball team and coaches. Learn skills and drills. Enjoy lunch with the team in Cameron Dining Hall, then a campus tour.

Don’t Miss the Groundhog Better Look Out 5K @ Beaverdam Park @ Beaverdam Park
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for as we get ready for the “Ground Hog Day” weather prediction!  Run or walk this 5K to stay on track in 2015!  Go on our website to see the time to beat!

Saturday, January 31, 10 am, $3/person, on site registration accepted

Kid’s Painting with Christina Micket @ Gloucester Arts on Main
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

A fun and imaginative class using watercolors and oil pastels. Paint animal shapes with pastels, use watercolor over in interesting ways. Creating a vibrant piece of art sure to capture your child’s imagination. Fee $15 includes supplies.

Oil Pastels Animals on Watercolor with Christina Micket @ Gloucester Arts On Main
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Painting watercolor on 9″x12″ canvas board. Fee: $15 includes supplies.

Curious George @ Gloucester County Library-Main Library
Jan 31 @ 10:30 am

Winter Reading Program kick-off! At this kick-off event we will score a hole-in-one with reading by playing miniature golf! Learn how to engage with your child and enhance their reading skills by participating in the Curious George Winter Reading Program!
Ages birth-1st grade! Registration required!

Feb
2
Mon
Fall Playtime Soccer-registration deadline @ Ark & Abingdon Parks
Feb 2 all-day
  • 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, 3/9-4/18, 5-5:45 pm or 5:30-6:15 weekdays & Sat during day,
  • @Abingdon Park & Ark Parks,
  • $20
  • Deadline 2/2
Spring Youth Soccer Leagues – registration deadline @ Ark & Abingdon Parks, Bethel, Peasley, TCW
Feb 2 all-day

Rugrats, Looney Toons and Juniors Youth Soccer Leagues.  For ages 5-11.

Rugrats=5 years old as of September 30, 2014

Looney Toons=6-8 years old as of September 30, 2014

Juniors=9-11 years old as of September 30, 2014

The main goal of these leagues is sportsmanship & fun.  Some out of county games.

Practices Mon-Thu @ Bethel, Peasley, Ark & Abingdon parks.

Games Saturday 8:30 am-dark or occasional Sunday 1:30 pm to dark.

February 23 thru May 9

$42, deadline February 2

GED, ABE, ESOL classes for adults @ Gloucester High School (Room C167)
Feb 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
GED, ABE, ESOL classes for adults @ Gloucester High School (Room C167) | Gloucester Courthouse | Virginia | United States

The new 2014 computer-based GED test is challenging. You are up to the challenge. Register for a FREE adult education class and join the RACE toward your High School Credential.

VINYASA YOGA CLASSES @ Abingdon Elementary
Feb 2 @ 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 for 6 week session or $6/individual class, just pay in class.

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

Classes are held year round.

Feb
3
Tue
ZUMBA TONING – registration deadline @ Achilles Elementary Cafeteria
Feb 3 all-day

For ages 16 & older.

A total workout, combining all elements of fitness; cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, flexibility & boosted energy.

A mixture of low intensity & high intensity moves offer a calorie burning dance fitness party.

Move to the beat of fabulous Latin rhythms.

Bring 2 or 3 pound weights (more than 5 pounds not recommended).

Meet Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-7 pm, @ Achilles, 2/10-3/9, $36, deadline 2/3.

 

Web Development Seminar @ Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
Feb 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce (VPCC) is pleased to announce it will host Tim Jones of Eternal Works Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. as he presents “Building a Site to Generate Leads & Convert.”

The session, part of the VPCC’s 2015 series of educational seminars hosted at its Hampton office location, will walk attendees through creating a web site budget, the myths, legends and misconceptions of the web, including how to understand emerging technologies, like responsive web design.

Jones will also highlight the web site elements needed to generate leads and how to use a content marketing strategy to ensure maximum digital success.

At the end of the session, Jones will open the floor for any questions or comments about web development.

Charge your cellphone in advance, Jones said, because he’ll use it to walk attendees through part of the program.

This $25 event is open to VPCC members and non-members and includes a light lunch.

Register here: http://business.virginiapeninsulachamber.com/events/details/building-a-site-to-generate-leads-convert-2252.

The VPCC Conference Room is located in Lakefront Plaza at 21 Enterprise Parkway in Hampton.

ABOUT TIM JONES:

Tim Jones became a small business owner more than 15 years ago. He has a sound understanding of what it takes for small businesses to be successful on and off the web. Working side by side with business owners, locally and abroad, he brings a wealth of honest insights involving small business and the web.

Since 1999, Jones has worked with hundreds of start up and small businesses to help them grow and generate leads on the web. He helps businesses be remembered by designing memories and creating impact with immediate effects that are catered specifically to each business.

For more information on Eternal Works, visit www.eternalworks.com.

ABOUT THE VIRGINIA PENINSULA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce (VPCC) serves the Cities of Newport News, Hampton and Poquoson; and James City County and York County.

VPCC is a business association that “Connects Business with Opportunity” through Facilitation, Advocacy, Communication and Education.

In addition to helping lead the business community on public policy impacting the Virginia Peninsula workforce, the VPCC hosts a series of programs, including the annual State of the City events for Newport News, Hampton and Poquoson; the Peninsula Executive Leadership Forum; Military Day, Job Fair and Recognition Luncheon; Young Entrepreneurs Academy; Pink Bag Lunches; and Business Connections, in addition to numerous business roundtables.

The VPCC is located at 21 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 100 in Hampton. For more information, call 757.262.2000 or email info@vpcc.org.

Connect to the VPCC online at www.vapeninsulachamber.com and via LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+.

GED, ABE, ESOL classes for adults @ Gloucester High School (Room C167)
Feb 3 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
GED, ABE, ESOL classes for adults @ Gloucester High School (Room C167) | Gloucester Courthouse | Virginia | United States

The new 2014 computer-based GED test is challenging. You are up to the challenge. Register for a FREE adult education class and join the RACE toward your High School Credential.

NAMASTE YOGA CLASS @ Botetourt Elementary
Feb 3 @ 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, just show up and pay in class.

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

Classes are held year round.

Chess Club @ The Library @ Community Room, Main Library
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chess Club @ The Library @ Community Room, Main Library | Gloucester Courthouse | Virginia | United States

Chess Club. Tuesdays, 6-8pm, Main Library. The GCPL Chess Club encourages fun and camaraderie. Join others and share the fun and challenge of playing Chess. All ages and skill levels welcome.