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Community Happenings
Little Lights
Summer Camp Program
Beginning June 10, 2013
Field Trips Arts and Crafts
Water Day
Other Summer Fun!
Little Lights provides excellence in
preschool education and Christ-centered child
care for children ages 6 weeks to 4 years old.
We also offer before and after school care
for school-age children 5 to 12 years old and
provide transportation to and from all five
elementary schools. We are open 6:00 a.m. to
6:30 p.m. and provide both full and part time
care. If you have any questions or would like
further information, visit our website at or call us at (804)684-0713.
York River Symphony Orchestra
A Suite of Summer Places
May 19, at 3 p.m.
Mary Christian Auditorium
Thomas Nelson Community College
York River Symphony will send you off on
your summer vacation with thoughts of far-away
lands in Dvorak’s Czech Suite, Ketelby’s Blue
Hawaiian Waters and Ansell’s Three Irish Dances.
Finally, we send you away with Custer’s A Salute
to the Big Apple.
Tickets are available at the door - $12 for
adults, and $10 students, seniors, military.
Discount tickets may be purchased in advance
online or from orchestra members for $10 and $8.
For more information refer to
The Local Co-op
Natural and Organic Foods
Court House Players
“My Sister Eileen”
Distinctions, White Marsh
Dinner Theater: May 16 - 18, 7:00 p.m.
Matinee: May 19, 3:00 p.m.
Here comes the latest Court House Players
production, “My Sister Eileen”, and New York will
never be the same again. This is the story of two
sisters trying to make it in the Big Apple, and their
hilarious escapades. Ruth and Eileen Sherwood are
magnets for all kinds of odd and quirky characters,
and thereby hangs our tale.
Tickets are available in Gloucester at Office
Supply and at Gloucester Point at Green Gates
Gifts. Online tickets may be purchased without
surcharge at For further
information call 725-0474.
Did you know...
An organic diet increases
The Local Co-op places a monthly online order
consumption of vitamins,
for natural and organic foods at reasonable prices
minerals, antioxidants and
from a wholesale cooperative warehouse. Food
essential fatty acids?
distribution occurs at the American Legion Hall
on Rt. 17 in White Marsh ten days after the order is placed.
Membership is open to all with a one-time joining fee of $10 for a single person, $15 for a couple, or
$20 for a family. A new member’s first order must be prepaid. If you are interested in knowing more
about the food co-op, please write to The Local Co-op, P.O. Box 404, Hayes, Va. 23072, or call Susan
Crockett at 693-6381 (evenings).
Alzheimer’s Association
What Happens When I Can No
Longer Care for My Loved One
at Home?
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Harmony Grove Baptist Church
7722 General Puller Hwy. Topping,
This program will explain the
differences between adult day
care, in-home care, assisted living,
memory care and hospice care and
how to find the best fit for your
family. There will be information on
the cost of care and how to navigate
difficult transitions and manage
your grief and guilt. Lunch will be
provided. This program is free and
open to the public.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia 101:
Getting Started
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Alzheimer’s Association office
7335 Lewis Avenue, Gloucester
A family orientation for caregivers
with loved ones that are showing
signs of dementia or have been
diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or
other dementia disease. Topics
include: Steps to getting a diagnosis,
important legal documents, financial
resources, services of the Alzheimer’s
Association, resource lists and
question and answer session.
To register call 804-695-9382 or
SATURDAY, SEPT. 21, 2013
Adult Literacy
on the Middle Peninsula
Adult Literacy on the Middle Peninsula, Inc. provides free, one-to-one
tutoring by trained tutors who meet with students in the county libraries at
a mutually agreed upon time. Adult Literacy provides basic reading and
math instruction, assists students in GED preparation, English as a Second
Language and United States citizenship. Instruction is available Monday
through Saturday. Adult Literacy serves adults in Gloucester, Mathews and
Middlesex Counties.
From now through May 11, 2013, Adult Literacy is encouraging the
community to choose a favorite apron pattern and/or make an apron that will
be on display at the Courthouse Restaurant for bids during our Blue Ribbon
Fundraising Event.
In addition to the bidding, on May 13, 2013 before announcing the
BEST in SHOW, Janet Loyd of Mathews will present an apron talk, “Aprons
Through the Ages.” Order your dutch treat and enjoy the talk.
All monies received from this event will be used to support the programs
offered by Adult Literacy.
The annual Spelling Bee Buzz will begin in May. Find the information
for this year’s bee to be held during the Mathews Market Days, September 7,
in both Gloucester Library branches and Mathews Memorial Library.
For more information, or to make an appointment for instruction please
call Adult Literacy at 804-210-9169.
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Community Happenings
At the Abingdon Glebe
Archaeology Day Camp
The 2nd Annual
Baystars FC Surf and Turf
Woodville Park in Gloucester, VA.
Teams competing in the 2013 Surf and Turf will
be guaranteed a minimum of 3 games.
U9 - U14 teams will play on Saturday June 1,
U15 and older & Adult teams will play Sunday
June 2, 2013
Entry fee is $150/team. Registration deadline
May 15th, 2013. Multi-team discount available!
The Surf and Turf is a 4 v 4 non-sanctioned
soccer festival played on both grass and sand
fields. Shin guards are mandatory on the grass
fields. Barefeet or socks on the sand field.
Roster size: 6 max; the over 30 division is exempt
from a maximum roster size
Games feature two 10 minute halves, with a 2
minute halftime. Size 4 or 5 ball on turf. Sand
soccer ball for the sand field. No off-sides. No
goalies. Sub on the fly.
Additional tournament information,
registration, match rules, photos and maps
are available upon request or can be found at Contact Pete LeBel, Tournament
Director, at for specific
Located at the Historic Abingdon Glebe house,
the Archaeology Day Camp offers children from
fourth and sixth grades the opportunity to help
excavate the Abingdon Glebe historic site. The
camp will run from Monday, June 17th through
Wednesday, June 19th from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The
last day of the camp includes a field trip to an
active archeological dig in Jamestown. The cost is
$30 payable to St. James Anglican Church. Lunch
is not provided, so please pack your child’s lunch.
The camp is a joint project of St. James
Anglican Church and the Fairfield Foundation.
Please contact Fr. Kevin Sweeney at 804-824-9552
or for a registration
form. The camp will take place at St. James
Anglican Church which is located off of route
17 on Abingdon Glebe Ln, directly across from
Gloucester Toyota.
Did you know...
Fairfield Foundation Events
The Fairfield
Foundation has
a number of
exciting upcoming
opportunities to get
involved in history,
archaeology, and
preservation! The Fairfield Foundation is a nonprofit education and preservation organization that
conducts archaeological excavations, historical
research, and educational outreach in the region.
For more information about any of the activities,
call us at 694-4475 or send us an email at .
Saturday, May 18: Fairfield Dig Day @
Fairfield Plantation. Bring your friends and
family to discover archaeology at Fairfield
Friday and Saturday, May 31/June 1: Garage
Sale and Work Day @ Edge Hill Service Station.
Stop by to help out and see the progress on
our future “Center for History, Education, and
Preservation” and find a bargain at the same time!
The Fairfield Foundation is always looking
for additional volunteers interested in helping
with archaeology and preservation projects on the
Middle Peninsula. Please check out our website
at for updates and
additional information.
Concerts By The Bay
Studying music primes the brain
to comprehend speech in a noisy
Concerts By The Bay is a non-profit
organization committed to providing highquality musical and other programs for
the entertainment and enrichment of their
audience in the Middle Peninsula and beyond. Concerts By The Bay
has reciprocal agreements with Arts Alive in West Point, VA and
Rappahannock Concert Association in Heathsville, VA.
The concert season runs from September through April. All
concerts are held on Sundays at 3:00 p.m. in the Mathews High School
Harry M. Ward Auditorium, 9889 Buckley Hall Road, Mathews.
--2013-2014 Season Ticket Prices -Early Bird pricing (take $5 off) if purchased before June 1, 2013
• $65 Bay Shell - General Seating
• $105 Bay Marker - Reserved seating closer to the stage
and includes one Meet-The-Performer reception after matinee
• $165 Bay Pearl - Reserved seating
closest to the stage and includes two
Meet-The-Performer receptions after
matinee performance.
For more information, please visit www., call Sandy Warren at
725-9776 or email
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Community Happenings
Giving Garden
May is a month to appreciate and celebrate
the vitality and aspirations of older adults.
The theme for Older Americans Month 2013,
“Unleash the Power of Age,” has never been
more fitting. Older Americans are productive,
active and influential members of society,
sharing essential talents, wisdom and life
experience with people in their communities.
Bay Aging has over 800 dedicated
volunteers who are 55 and older. They deliver
meals to the homebound, carry people to
medical appointments, provide friendly visits
and light assistance in retirement and senior
communities and more. Last year over 120
Gloucester seniors gave 14,557 hours of
service to others through Bay Aging!
The senior population is exploding
throughout the nation. It is estimated that
by the year 2020, Gloucester will have over
12,130 seniors or 26% of its population will
be comprised of people age 60 and older. By
the year 2030 that number will rise to 15,389
or 30% of Gloucester’s population will be
“fabulous seniors.”
This year, let’s think about what more
the Gloucester community can do to help
“Unleash the Power of Age” and help our
older Gloucester citizens stay positive, active
and looking forward!
In efforts to raise awareness and funds for
our patients the Giving Garden Foundation is
selling brick pavers for our Healing Gardens site
located at Woodville Park in Gloucester. This is a
wonderful opportunity for us to provide a place for
our community to visit, sit amongst lush gardens,
reflect and honor their loved ones who have battled
and survived cancer. We are currently looking
for volunteers to help sell pavers and assist with
our construction phase in the fall. You can visit to view more on our
organization as well as the Sponsors and Civic
Organizations that have already committed to
helping our community, and you can access the
Paver Order form online.
Did you know...
In the early 19th century,
people with severe epilepsy
were cared for separately
in asylums because of the
misconception that seizures
were contagious?
Your expert public transportation
provider can take you where you need to
go! Work, health care services, shopping,
recreation, education campuses, and many
other business locations
Monday through Friday
6 a.m. through 6 p.m.
$1.00 per ride—$8.00 book of 10 tickets
Schedule at least 24-hours in advance.
Now Serving Gloucester, Matthews, Middlesex
Middle Peninsula Epilepsy
Support Group
At the Middle Peninsula Epilepsy Support
Group, we believe that by raising the level of
awareness and teaching the general public about
epilepsy, we can help reduce the fear and stigma
associated with the disorder.
If you are interested in advocating for epilepsy
or joining our Support Group please contact Bob
Nichols at or visit
us on Facebook.
2nd Wednesday of the Month at 7:00 p.m.
Alternating locations monthly between Yorktown Library and the Disabled
American Vets Building in Gloucester.
Bay Aging’s
Activities for healthy minds and bodies!
For other information concerning programs and activities at the
center, please call 693-4150 or visit the center located at 6650 Main
Street, downtown Gloucester.
Classes & Activities
Chair Exercise
Mon & Fri.
Line Dance
Mon. Wed. Fri.
Mon & Fri
Bible Study
Tai Chi
Computer Classes
Tues. & Thurs.
Workforce Information
Tues. & Thurs
and Assistance for people of all ages
Chorus at Sanders
2nd Monday
Nutrition Class
3rd Monday
Blood Pressure Checks
4th Monday
9:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
10 - 11 a.m.
9 - 11 a.m.
Habitat for Humanity
of Gloucester-Mathews
Habitat for Humanity of Gloucester-Mathews ReStore offers building
materials, appliances, electronics, fixtures, home furnishings and a large
selection of home improvement items at 50% to 85% below retail. The
ReStore also accepts new and gently used donations and has a pick-up
service. For more details please call our office at 695-9655.
Habitat for Humanity of Gloucester-Mathews ReStore is located at
3725 George Washington Memorial Highway, (Route 17) Building 1, Suite
B Hayes , Virginia 23072 (Old Carter Lumber Supply Building). The New
ReStore hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Saturday,
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Should you have any questions, inquire about items in the ReStore,
donate merchandise, or would like to
volunteer your time, please call our office at
695-9655 or email
Visit us on the web at
All profits from the ReStore support
Gloucester-Mathews Habitat for Humanity’s
mission to provide affordable housing
opportunities for low-income families.
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Community Happenings
Three Rivers Healthy
Three Rivers Healthy Families is a
FREE home visiting program for prenatal
moms or families with children under the
age of 7 years. The program can begin
when parent is prenatal and continue until
the family has met their goals and no longer
requires services. Once a family is enrolled,
the Family Support Worker/Case Manager
will visit the family in the privacy of their
home and assist the parents in identifying
areas of potential growth as a parent
and develop family goals. Support and
information, along with referrals and links
to community resources are provided as
appropriate for each individual family.
• Building and nurturing positive parentchild relationships
• Stress Management
• Monthly Developmental information on
your child
• Infant/toddler massage classes
• Parent/Child groups for educational
purposes and for socialization
• Financial Planning/Budgeting
• Goal setting for your future
Gloucester Community
Preparedness Fair
Gloucester Kennel Club
June 8, 2013 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hosted by the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
6846 Short Lane
(Directly beside high school)
Dog Training Classes
Come enjoy our community wide preparedness fair
and learn about various preparedness topics. There
will be door prizes, tons of information, and lots of
fun for all involved.
Presentations on food and water storage,
water filtration and safety, canning, gardening,
beekeeping, family emergency plans, raising
chickens and milking goats among others.
Some of our local community agencies attending
include Gloucester Sheriff’s Office, Gloucester
Library, CERT, Marine Police, Red Cross and
Wavy TV 10.
Please come and join in on this yearly event.
of Virgnia
10360 Woods Cross Roads Rt 610, Gloucester, Va.
Beginning June 26, 2013 and July 31, 2013
Every Wednesday Night
Each class is a six week course
Puppy class 5:30 p.m.
Basic class at 6:30 p.m.
Handling class 7:30 p.m.
Walk-ins are welcome
You may register online at
Shot records and proper shoes are required. No
flip flops please.
All Pure and Mixed Breeds welcome.
Everyone likes to have a well behaved dog.
Your dog will learn how to heel properly, sit stay,
down stay, and especially the come command
which is very important. Call Diana Wilkie 7255626 or
Homeschooling Together
Did you know...
Homeschooling Together is a local, Gloucester based,
homeschool support group. The group is very active, with
There are about 2.04
over 140 homeschool members. We have several field
million home- educated
trips and play dates each month. We also have one large
students in the United
overnight or weekend trip each year.
There is a lot of support offered through the group
and it is a great outlet to meet other homeschoolers in the
area. Please join Homeschooling Together on their Yahoo Group Site and stay connected with all of their
upcoming events:
For more information contact group leader, Tracey Esplin at
Please call for more information on
enrollment or volunteering. Contact Debbie
Lancucki at 804-832-0713.
Gloucester Housing Partnership
Interested in Meditation?
Learn Clear Mind Living Meditation, and how
to apply teachings that are the root of all religion
to one’s life. Living in this way, an individual
learns to eliminate negative states and patterns in
their mind. As a result, the problems of life are
eliminated and the individual is uplifted.
Living Meditation, facilitated by Bobbi
Morgan and Denise Mosca, meets monthly, usually
on the third Sunday at 9 A.M. at the Morning
Glory Gallery at 7840 Ware Neck Rd., Gloucester,
Va. 23061. 695-9598. There is no charge. For
more information contact Bobbi Morgan at 804815-3431 or or
Denise Mosca at 804-693-9097 or
The Partnership is continuing to assist the citizens of
Gloucester County with basic home repairs that afford
the homeowner a warm, safe, dry and accessible home.
In 2012, we completed 19 projects at an average cost of
$630.00 per project.
We are blessed by the continued support of Gloucester
County, United Way. J. Edwin Treakle Foundation, Sanders
Foundation, Gloucester Community Foundation, Daily
Volunteers from York Assembly of God,
Press Holiday Fund (Peninsula Community Foundation), Grafton build a handicapped ramp. This
Virginia Dominion Foundation, Samaritan Group and local project was highlighted in the United Way
churches. Through continued support since 1992, we have of the Virginia Peninsula e-newsletter:
completed basic home repairs for the Citizens of Gloucester Feel the Power.
at a cost of $1,563,359; all at no cost to the homeowner.
We complete our projects with volunteer labor and are always looking for groups to work
with us. Applications for assistance are available from the Department of Social Services
or by contacting the office at 804-693-2252 or email at Visit us at www.
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Community Happenings
This years winner of the “People’s Choice Award” and
“Phoenix Award” for the Gloucester County Art Student Show was
a young artist who entered with an oil painting she did when she
was twelve. The young artist, Bethany Merchant, is a freshman at
Gloucester High School. Look for her one man show at Gloucester
Arts on Main sometime soon.
The phoenix Art Group is a non-profit organization dedicated
to supporting the young artists in Gloucester County through shows
Bethany Merchant’s award
and other events. Each year a scholarship is given to support a
winning picture titled
qualified senior from Gloucester County who wishes to continue
“Mountain Sunset.”
their art studies in college.
The 2013 Gloucester County Art Student Scholarship Calendar
is available at Gloucester Arts on Main for a donation of $15 or more to the Phoenix Art Group. Funds
raised from the sale of the calendar support the annual scholarship award. Tax deductible donations
can be sent to Phoenix Art Group, P.O. Box 1937,
Gloucester, VA 23061. For more information,
contact 693-6654 or
Did you know...
Students who study art are
4 times more likely to be
recognized for academic
Visual and Performing
Arts Camp
“Broadway Through the Years”
June 17th –June 20th OR June 24th-June 27th,
Performance at 2:30 Thursday
For rising third thru sixth graders. Camp fee
$100 per week. Botetourt Elementary School
Annual Golf Tournament
May 18, 2013
Piankatank River Gold Club
Players Check-in 8:15 – 8:45 a.m.
Application Deadline – May 11th
Captain’s Choice/Scramble Tournament
$65/player…$260/Team (Only 4 Person Teams)
(Must be paid with application)
Camp Coordinators:
Karen Scalf and Ellen Walter
Applications available from Community
Education Coordinators at Achilles, Abingdon,
Botetourt, Bethel, Petsworth and Peasley. 75
kids for each session will be accepted.
Change Old Habits & Learn about:
Prizes for First, Second, Third places as well as
longest drive in fairway, closest to the pin and a
hole-in-one competition.
Drawing for Raffle Prizes & 50/50 Cash Raffle
at conclusion of
For applications please
contact Lester Sterling
at 693-2108 or email
Proceeds will benefit:
Weight loss success and individual food plans
A Non-Profit very low cost program
Caring support for each member
Attend your first meeting free of charge.
Bring a friend if you like.
First Presbyterian Church
(TOPS VA 0469)
6407 Main St.
Gloucester, VA 23061
Wed: 9:00/10:00 a.m.
(weigh-in/meeting times)
For more information contact Amber at 695-9397.
Relay For Life
of Gloucester 2013
“Waving Goodbye to Cancer”
Gloucester High School
Saturday, May 18 & Sunday, May 19
Survivor dinner begins at 5 p.m.
The Opening Ceremony beginning at 7 p.m.
brings everyone together for a high-energy kickoff.
Immediately following is the Survivor Lap,
where all cancer survivors at the event take the
first lap around the track cheered on by the other
participants. Cancer survivors are encouraged to
participate by registering on the website, or by calling
the local American Cancer Society office
at 757-591-8330.
The Luminaria Ceremony at 9 p.m. is a time
to remember people we have lost to cancer, to
support people who currently have cancer, and to
honor people who have fought cancer in the past.
Luminaries, which are personalized are available
through Relay team participants, the website,
our local American Cancer Society office, or at
the event for a suggested $10 donation. Many
activities will take place throughout the night,
including a scavenger hunt for kids, cornhole
tournament, and special “themed” laps, and will
culminate with the Closing Ceremony at 6 a.m.
Sunday morning. Contact Lisa Goodall at 757591-8330 for more information.
Community Happenings
Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester
Annual Graduation Ceremony
May 20, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
Abingdon Episcopal Church Parish Hall
All are invited to attend and participate the
annual graduation ceremony for those who have
earned their GED.
Guest speakers for the evening will be Sheriff
Darrell Warren and Reverend S. vanBaars. The
public is invited to attend and light refreshments
will be served.
In conjunction with this event a short annual
meeting will take place so that officers may
be elected and any changes to bylaws can be
For more information, contact LVG at
Flipping Pages for All Ages
In an effort to encourage people of all ages
to read, Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester, Inc.,
will continue to collect books throughout the
year. Donated books will be donated to the
Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic. LVG firmly
believes that the ability to read is a key component
in succeeding in academics and life. Reading is
fundamental to functioning in today’s society and
is a vital skill in finding a good job.
Anyone can drop off books at the LVG Office,
located in the Rappahannock Concrete Buildling
in White Marsh between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.,
Monday - Thursday.
For questions or more information please call
Brain Injury Association of Virginia
The Middle Peninsula Brain Injury Support Group
meets on the third Thursday of each month from 10:30 a.m.
- noon at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital in Gloucester. The
next meetings are May 16 , June 20 and July 18, 2013.
For more information, contact Theresa Ashberry at
(804) 815-8495 or or Martha Hall at
(804) 819-9238 or
Wesley Ashberry
5K Walk, Run or Stroll
Saturday September 28, 2013
4:00 p.m.
For more information contact
Theresa Ashberry at
Vacation Bible School
June 17 through June 21, 2013
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Gloucester Point Baptist Church
7741 Terrapin Cove Road
Everyone is welcome so mark your
calendars today! Come join us for Jungle Jaunt
“Praise Him! Trust Him! Follow Him! The One
True God!” Bring your rising preschoolers
through sixth graders for fun and fellowship.
We’ll have Bible stories, music, crafts,
missions & snack. Our safe, clean and friendly
church volunteers look forward to meeting you
and your family. Hope to see you there! For
more information call 642-2555.
Did you know...
Children who attend preschool
enter kindergarten with better
pre-reading skills, richer
vocabularies and stronger
basic math skills?
Newington Courthouse
Preschool & Kindergarten
Now Registering for Fall Classes
3 year olds - Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
$ 120 Registration (includes materials & snack)
$ 80 Monthly Tuition
4 year olds - Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
9:00 a.m. - Noon
$ 150 Registration (includes materials & snack)
$ 105 Monthly Tuition
Half-Day Kindergarten
Mondays - Fridays, 8:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
$ 220 Registration (Materials Included)
$ 160 Monthly Tuition
For more information please contact by Mrs.
Arleene Hawkins, Director 693-7627, 693-2349, or
Ware Academy will host a six-week summer camp June 17 through August 2. The camp, called Camp
W.A.R.E. for Wonder Arts Recreation and Enrichment, is available to students 4 to 10-years-old.
The camp is $120 per week for pre-school age children, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon, and $200 per week
for rising first through fifth graders, which runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A before and after care program is also available. The before care program is 8 to 9 a.m. and $40 per week.
The after care program $80 per week and offered to Pre-K from noon to 2 p.m. and for all other students from 2 to
4 p.m.
An academic enrichment program is also available for $200 per week during the same time period. Students
enrolled in that program will be grouped according to grade level, with each week in the camp series featuring a
different theme – Number Crunchers, Write Words, Handwriting Helpers, Ready-Set-Go for rising Kindergarten
students, Boys Only and Girls Only Reading Groups.
The theme of each week, across all age groups, changes. Students will work on physical fitness, create art,
learn about nature, turn math into fun games, write creative stories, travel around the world through imagination
and more.
To register, visit or contact Ginger James, Director of Admissions
andSpecial Events at 804.693.3825.
Have you thought about where your child will
attend school next year?
If you wish to help your child See What’s on
the HORIZON, contact Ginger James, Director of
Admission, to schedule a tour and explain more.
(804) 693-3825
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Summer Reading Program
Carnival Kick-Off
Party Magic
Main Library
June 12 at 10:30 am
Magic for the whole family!
Register now. Space is limited!
June 1
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
All ages. Kick off Summer
Reading with a bang!
"A library card is your key to resources and events."
Point Branch Library
Summer Reading Program
May 20 - August 9
“Dig into Reading” and earn books and
prizes! Easy registration system wide!
Duck Club
Ages 5-12
12:00 - 3:00 pm
Virginia Aquarium
Discovery Thursdays @
the Point Branch Library
Main Library
June 13
Put your face in a book.
June 19 at 10:30 am
Dream Jar
Point Branch Library
June 27
Fill a jar with hopes and dreams!
June 19 at 1:30 pm
Family event. Discover the amazing world
of beach creatures. Register now.
Space is limited!
July 11
Create a ball of sponge.
World of Lego® Ninjago
Dig into Reading
July 25
Visit the world of Lego® Ninjago!
Grades 1-5.
Family Movie Night
Main Library
Wednesday at 6:30 pm
July 10, 17, 24 & 31
August 7, 14 & 21
Family (All ages)
Rob Westcott
Story Time
Main Library
Main Library
July 9 at 10:30 am
Magic, laughter and
crowd participation.
Wednesdays at 10:30 am
June 12 & 26, July 10, 17 & 24
Ages 3-5
Thursdays at 10:30 am
June 13, 20 & 27, July 11 & 25
Age 2
Discovery Wednesdays @
the Main Library
Point Branch Library
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
July 25 at 10:30 am
Discover the magic of books.
World of Lego® Ninjago
Virginia Living Museum
June 12
Point Branch Library
Visit the world of Lego® Ninjago!
July 31 at 11:00 am
Incredible insects. Register now.
Space is limited!
Wednesdays at 10:30 am
June 5 - July 31
Ages 3-5
Sing, rhyme and read!
Ages 5-12
Fairy Gardens
Main Library
May 11
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Point Branch Library
May 18
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ages 6-10. Must be accompanied by adult.
Create a miniature container garden that’s
sure to invite fairies! Registration required.
Steve Somers
Main Library
June 26
Put your face in a book.
Geddy the Gecko
Main Library
July 10
Create a ball of sponge.
August 1 at 10:30 am
Live performance.
Dream Jar
July 24
Fill a jar with hopes and dreams!
Main Library
August 8 at 6:30 pm
See your favorite reptiles.
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Main Branch
(804) 693-2998
Point Branch
(804) 642-9790
(804) 693-2998
Teens and Tweens
Teen Volunteer Orientation
Raising Butterflies
Main Library
Main Library
Summer Reading Program
June 4 & 5
4:00 pm
Grades 9-12. Volunteer
at the library this summer.
Applications available in
the library or online. is limited.
June 12 at 6:00 pm
All ages welcome.
Lucynda Carlton presents a program on
butterfly conservation. Participants will build
a caterpillar habitat and learn proper care and
maintanance. Activity and information
stations provide a fun way to discover the
world of butterflies. Materials provided.
Registration required.
Beneath the Surface
May 20 - August 9
Tween - Grades 6-8.
Teen - Grades 9-12.
Burrow Beneath the Surface
with a Good Book! Register online to
receive a free gift. Log books online and
visit the library to enter drawings for prizes.
Grand Prize drawing August 16.
Fancy Flip Flops
Main Library
May 7 at 5:00 pm
Point Branch Library
May 9 at 5:00 pm
Grades 9-12. Turn ordinary flip flops into
fancy flip flops using strips of plastic ribbon.
Registration required.
9th Annual
GHS Fine Art Show
Main Library
May 7 - June 2
All ages welcome.
Fine Art Show Reception
May 8
4:00 - 7:00 pm
Reception sponsored by the Gloucester
County Friends of the Library.
Family Game Night
Main Library
May 27, June 24 & July 29
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Fun family entertainment. Board
games, card games and video games!
6th Annual
Teen Film Festival
Main Library
June 1 at 5:00 pm
All ages welcome. Lights, Camera, Action!
Enjoy films made by this year’s contestants.
Vote for the People’s Choice winner to be
announced during the awards ceremony.
Pirate Party
Main Library
June 18 at 4:30 pm
A Zoo in My Backyard
Point Branch Library
Creating a Natural Habitat
Main Library
June 20 at 4:30 pm
Grades 6-8. Aaarrgghh, Matey! Ahoy,
Landlubbers! Dig for Treasure! Games,
craft and snacks. Registration required.
Sand Soiree
Main Library
July 24 at 6:00 pm
All ages welcome. Clyde Marsteller, Master
Gardener and Master Naturalist, will explore
what’s in your backyard and ways to create a
more natural habitat for plants, insects, birds,
animals and you! Registration required.
July 16 at 4:30 pm
Point Branch Library
July 18 at 4:30 pm
Grades 6-8. Hang ten dudes!
Let’s get stoked! Beach fun
with games, craft and snacks.
Registration required.
Summer Reading Program
Ground Breaking Reads!
May 20 - August 9
Register online to receive a
free gift. Read books/log
titles online to be eligible
for monthly prizes.
Main Library
May 22 & 29, June 5, 19 & 26
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Each session provides participants with
information on healthy eating habits followed
by time designated for walking.
Presentations include healthy eating, jump
start activity, eating out, facts and prevention
of pre-diabetes & cardio disease and
maintaining weight loss.
Registration required.
Monthly Drop-in Beginner
Computer Lounge
Experienced? Looking to learn
something new? This is the class for you!
Main Library
May 9 at 10:00 am
Point Branch Library
May 16 at 1:00 pm
Upload books from the library. Learn the ins and
outs of your eBook reader (Kindle, Nook, etc.).
Computer Basics
Main Library
June 13 at 10:00 am
Point Branch Library
June 20 at 1:00 pm
Introduction to the Windows operating
system. For those with little or no experience.
Microsoft Office
Main Library
July 25 at 1:00 pm
Point Branch Library
July 18 at 1:00 pm
Word, Excel and PowerPoint basics.
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Virginia Cooperative Extension
Make Your Goals
Did you know...
Become a Master Gardener
About 20% of people throw out
their new years resolution after
one month?
Have you achieved your New Year’s
Resolutions? If not, perhaps some more planning
and structure will help make your second try a
better success. Here are some SMART tips to help you make your goals a success:
pecific – Make your goals as specific as possible. The more specific your goals, the easier it is to
work towards them, and the more likely you will be successful. ‘I will lose weight’ is not as specific
as ‘I will lose 30 pounds by losing 5 pounds per month for the next 6 months’.
easurable - How will you know that you’ve achieved your goal? Goals should be specific and
quantitative so that you can track your progress.
daptable – Goals should not be inflexible and written in stone as life events or unforeseen
circumstances may force you to revise your plans. What would happen if you became sick and were
unable to go save as much this month? Would you realistically be able to increase your saving over the
next few months, or postpone purchasing whatever you were saving for? Be sure your goals can be
adjusted or adapted if emergencies or life events affect your plans.
ealistic – Be ambitious, but within reason. Goals should be challenging, yet possible to reach. You
probably can’t lose 15 pounds this week (certainly not in a healthy manner!), but you can set a goal
to realistically lose 15 pounds over the next 3 months.
MASTER GARDENERS are volunteers
who assist their local Cooperative Extension
Office in educating the public in general
gardening practices as well as the proper use of
pesticides and fertilizers. To become a Master
Gardener, an individual must complete 50 hours
of horticulture instruction and return an equal
number of hours (50) as a Master Gardener
September 3 - November 14, 2013
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. - noon.
Northside Christian Church
1213 George Washington Memorial Highway,
York County
Application Deadline May 31, 2013
Download Application at:
Course Fee: $110. Fees associated with this
course will cover handbook and other materials.
For more information call Bill Walker at
693-6540 or Becky Wells at 757-890-4947.
imetable – This is one of the most overlooked aspects of goal-setting. Goals should be measurable
and reachable within a given time period, and you should identify a specific starting date as well as a
realistic target completion date. Making a commitment and circling dates on the
calendar for starting and completing your goals will go a long way in helping you
achieve those goals.
Food Storage and Safety
During a Disaster
July 22nd, 2013, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Gloucester County Library
A one hour FREE workshop that will discuss what you need to know
about properly storing and handling food before and during a disaster.
Topics include water purification, food storage during a power outage,
lack of safe/potable water and potential effects of flooding on the
safety of your home-grown foods. Please pre-register by contacting the
Gloucester Library at (804) 693-2998.
Money Talk: A Financial Guide for Women
May 21 & 29, 2013, 6 - 8 p.m.
Rappahannock Community College - Glenns Campus
Money Talk is a multi-session workshop designed to teach women
the basics of smart money management and address their unique financial
needs. Each session will introduce participants to important financial terms
that include hands on exercises to apply that information on topics such as
financial basics, insurance, investments, retirement and planning for future
life events.
Topics (respectively): Investment Basics, Investing for Retirement
Registration Fee: None
Please pre-register by contacting RCC Workforce – Glenns at 758-6750.
Summer Happenings with 4-H
Registers through the Extension Office, 693-2602.
4-H Cloverbud Day Camp
Day camp for Cloverbuds (age 5-8, must have completed kindergarten).
Enjoy arts and crafts, making snacks, and learn all about money. Camp
will be held July 30 to August 1 at the Whitcomb Lodge, Beaverdam Park,
9-noon. Camp fee $15.
4-H Rocket Camp
Rocket Day Camp for ages 9-13. Learn about rocketry and build a model
rocket. Camp will be held July 18 and 19, 9 am to noon at the Extension
Office, with lift-off on Saturday 9 am, location to be announced. Camp fee
$20, includes rocket.
4-H Mythbusters Science Camp
Mythbusters science Camp for ages 9-13. Try out some 4-H science
experiments and bust a few myths. Camp will be held at the Extension
Office July 23-July 25. Camp fee $15.
4-H GPS and Geocache Camp
Learn to use a GPS receiver, explore Leave No Trace while hiking,
and have fun finding geo-cache at Beaverdam Park. This is an outdoor
only camp. Youth should be prepared for warm weather and come with
a packed lunch. GPS camp is for youth ages 9-13. Camp will be held
at Beaverdam Park, June 27 and 28, 10-3 PM. There is no fee, but
registration is required by June 15.
4-H Day at the Tractor Supply Fair. Saturday, August 24.
Join us at Tractor Supply to showcase your garden vegetables, enter a
baked goods contest or farm product contest. Biggest Watermelon and
Pumpkin contests Bring animals to exhibit. Ribbons and prizes available.
Open to all local youth. To sign up for a contest, call the Extension Office
during the month of July.
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Involved Happenings
- Volunteer
More Ways to Get Involved
Adult Literacy on the Middle Peninsula- Please
call 804-210-9196 or by e-mail adlitmidpenva@
Alzheimer’s Association - Contact Ellie
Galloway, 804-695-9382 or e-mail
American Heart Association/Gloucester Unit Call Anne C. Dyal, 693-3169.
The Giving Garden
The Giving Garden Giving Garden Foundation is a Gloucester Virginia based, 501C3 nonprofit
providing financial and educational assistance for cancer patients and their families residing in Gloucester
and Mathews Virginia. We are pleased to report that we have awarded over $24,000 in financial assistance
from 2008-2012. We need volunteers to help with fundraising events and our “Together We Can Advocate”
Aluminum Can Recycling Program. Whether you can only volunteer one hour a month to one hour a week
- every little bit helps our community battling and surviving cancer! This is a great opportunity for students
to gain volunteer hours. For information on our organization you can visit or
contact us via email at,, or mwamsley@ Our mailing address is PO Box 1421, Hayes, VA 23072.
American Red Cross for disaster services, health
and safety services, armed forces, emergency
services, bloodmobile, and office help. Contact
Bay School Cultural Arts Center - Contact
Debbie Brown, 725-1278.
Beaverdam Park - Contact the Ranger Station
at 693-2107.
Big Brothers Big Sisters - (Must be 18 years
of age or older.) Call Kirsten Ericksen, 757-8270110 or
Girl Scouts - Contact Caroline Smith at 757-2913127 or e-mail
Gloucester Arts on Main - Contact Kay Van
Dyke at 804-824-9464.
Gloucester Clean Community - Contact Bill
Bell, 693-5370.
Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society- Call
Riverside Walter Reed Hospice
Riverside Walter Reed Hospice Office, located at 7358 Main Street is looking for volunteers!
We need Patient care, staff support, bereavement support and spiritual support volunteers. Come
be a part of our team. We will offer a 2 day (4 hours each) training on May 21st and 22nd, June 25th
and 26th, and July 23rd and 24th. All classes are from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. For questions or to register for
training, please call Frannie Langford at 693-1111.
Gloucester Public Schools - Call Community
Education, 693-5730 or e-mail to clewis@
Literacy Volunteers of
Needs Volunteers!
Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic - Call 6429515 or leave message on 642-8776.
Laurel Shelter, Inc. - Please call 694-5890 for
Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester, Inc.- Please
call our office at 693-1306.
Meals on Wheels - Contact June Meador,
Riverside Walter Reed Hospice - Contact
Frannie Langford at 693-1111 or email frances.
Sanders Retirement Community - Elaine Freim
at 693-2000 ext. 30.
Watermen’s Museum - Contact Marcia at the
museum at 757-887-2641.
Volunteers Wanted!
Administrative help is needed for our
front desks. We also need volunteer
dentists, dental hygienists and dental
assistants, pharmacists, pharmacy
technicians and physicians. To help,
please contact:
Janet Gomez, Volunteer Services Manager
Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic
7314 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061
Grant Writing Experienced
Helpers at Community Events
Computer Experienced
Speakers at Service Clubs
Board Members
OR whatever YOU are good at doing
just come and help!
Please call the office or any board member if
you would like to help us increase the literacy
rates in Gloucester and surrounding areas.
5276 George Washington Memorial Highway
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You Prepared
for Any Emergency?
It’s Not Just About Hurricanes!
While hurricane season in our area (June 1st to November 30th) is always a
time for heightened awareness, being prepared for ANY emergency or disaster at
ANY time is everyone’s responsibility. Looking back at past local and national
natural disasters (such as Katrina, Isabel and Sandy) residents learned quickly that
disruption of regular routines, work and home life for days on end is a common
occurrence. Emergency officials all have the same message for you: Plan to be
on your own for at least a week (7 days) following a disaster.
Everyone needs to PREPARE, PLAN and STAY INFORMED.
For detailed information on emergency & disaster preparedness, visit Ready.
gov and for local emergency preparedness information, visit Gloucester County’s
Emergency Management website at (under “Government”
tab and “Departments” link).
Alerts & Notifications
How will you find out about severe weather
warnings, a hazardous materials incident or possible
brush/wildfire threatening your home? There are
several ways to stay updated and be notified as soon
as possible. For our area consider the following alerts
and notification systems:
* Register for Gloucester’s CodeRed Alert system via website or 693-1390/91
* Purchase a NOAA “All Hazards” radio for 24/7 severe weather & hazard info
* Stay tuned to local radio and television stations
* Sign-up for National Weather Service e-notifications at
Get Involved Through CERTs!
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program trains
community members in basic disaster response skills to provide a cadre of
helpers ready to assist others in neighborhoods, workplaces or communitywide. If you are interested, please call Emergency Management at 693-1390.
Web Resources & Info
Ready America:
Department of Health:
Evacuation Route:
American Red Cross:
Center for Disease Control:
FEMA Kids Info:
Humane Society of U.S. (pet care):
FEMA National Flood Insurance: 1-800-427-4661 or
FEMA Disaster Assistance Hotline: 1-800-621-FEMA