Virginia Stampede Pro Rodeo
at Colonial Downs
August 1, 2, 2014


Virginia Mega Mile Motorcycle Race
at Colonial Downs
August 23, 2014

Community National Night Out
at Quinton Park on Henpeck Road.
August 5, 2014


 New Kent Lions Club Shrimp Feast
at the Providence Forge Recreation Center
August 16, 2014






New Kent County Community Information and Links


Link to New Kent County Official Web Site


Remember Our Men and Women in Uniform
-  A Long Way from Home
(GCS Distributing Tributes)

July 31 Lawn Care Clinic 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the New Kent Extension Office, beside the 1930 School.  The program is free.  For more information contact Patty Townsend or Mary Mills at 804-966-9645 or email

August 1 Rocket's Stuffed Animal "Camp In" 4 pm at the Heritage Public Library, New Kent Branch, 6125D Chesapeake Circle (Near Dairy Queen on Rt. 155) Ages 3 through 5th Grade. Saturday pick up 10 am to 1 pm. For more information call 966-2480.

August 1, 2 Virginia Stampede Pro Rodeo 7 pm Saturday and 2 pm Sunday at Colonial Downs Bareback bronc riding, bull riding, barrel racing, calf roping, steer wrestling, team roping, ladies breakaway roping and saddle bronc riding.  The "Stampede Party Zone" on the 4th floor Turf Club and Sky Suites, includes a barbecue dinner and 3 beverage tickets.  Advance tickets are available and can be purchased at Colonial Downs.  For more information call 804-966-7223.

August 2 Raised Bed Gardening 10 am to noon at the New Kent Extension Office, beside the 1930 School.  The program is free.  For more information contact Patty Townsend or Mary Mills at 804-966-9645 or email

August 2 7th Annual Jenna Bash Festival 11 am to 6 pm at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  Free admission with a non-perisable fod o pet item.  Inflatables, Waterslide, Train Ride, Hayride, Live music by Mixed Bag & Tabernacle Crossroads.  

August 4 "Totally Turtles" 10:30 am at the Heritage Public Library, New Kent Branch, 6125D Chesapeake Circle (Near Dairy Queen on Rt. 155) Virginia Living Museum program. For more information call 966-2480. 

August 4 -8 Weird Animals Vacation Bible School Summer fun for kids ages 3 through 5th Grade. Sponsored by King of Glory Church.  For more information call 757-784-2170.

August 5 Community National Night Out 6 to 9 pm at Quinton Park on Henpeck Road.  Sponsored by New Kent Parks & Recreation Department, New Kent Sheriff's Office and more.  Bounce House and slide, Games, Ice Cream, and More.  For more information call 804-966-8502 or 757-564-3480.

August 6 Congressman Cantor Constituent Office Hours, 10 to 11 am in the Boardroom of the New Kent County Administration Building.  For more information call 804-747-4073 or see

August 10 Southern Gospel Music with Dr. Willis Canada 7 pm at Providence United Methodist Church, 4001 New Kent Highway (Rt. 249)  Part of the Summer of Inspiration Music Series. The concerts are free and open to everyone. For more information call 932-4973.

August 10-15 Family Faith, Fellowship Week at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  For more information call 804 966-8362 or see 

August 14 Delegate Chris Peace Town Hall Meeting 6:30 pm at the New Kent Visitors and Commerce Center on Rt. 106, I64 exit 211.  Invited guest: Dave Brat or Brat campaign representative.  Delegate Peace will be sharing an overview of the actions of the 2014 Regular and Special Sessions of the Virginia General Assembly. For more information contact Julie Coggsdale at or call 804-730-3737. 

August 16 Ice Cream Social 1 to 2 pm at the Heritage Public Library, New Kent Branch, 6125D Chesapeake Circle (Near Dairy Queen on Rt. 155) End of the summer reading praogram. For more information call 966-2480.

August 16 New Kent Lions Club Shrimp Feast  at the Providence Forge Recreation Center on Carriage Road just East of Providence Forge.  All You Can Eat Shrimp, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans and beverages.  For more information call Debbie Ivey at 966-5870.  

See the Community Calendar
for more events

Also see
Past Calendar Events 2014
Past Calendar Events 2013
Past Calendar Events

 New Kent Wine Trail

Providence Forge Antique Shopping


Colonial Downs Racing 

Chickahominy Indians - Charles City
Chickahominy Indians Eastern Division
- New Kent

2014 Virginia Legislature

Link to Virginia Legislative Events
Provided by Delegate Chris Peace

New Kent Senior Citizens Food Pantry
4375 Olivet Church Road
Open Mondays from 9:30 to 10:30 am, and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 pm
Open for Senior Citizens: 3rd Fridays from 9 to 11 am

New Kent Humane Society
PO Box 104, Providence Forge, VA 23140, 804 966-7105
Dedicated to helping homeless animals.

New Businesses:

Gotta Have Thrift Shop
7311 Pocahontas Trail
West of Providence Forge

Chickahominy Animal Hospital
Linda O'Brien, DVM
8250 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge 23140
804 966-1300

Go Bucket List Travel
Nancy and Tony Cassano of New Kent
Toll Free & Fax 855-gobucket

Creative Critters III Learning Center
6540 Emmaus Church Rd.,  New Kent Business Center
Contact Kathy Gray at 557-2688

Cornerstone Thrift Store
8921 Pocahontas Trail, at the stop light in Providence Forge
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm
Providing residential and transportation services to persons with intellectual disabilities
Call 804 932-3333 for more information or to make a donation

The Barber Shop
10500 New Kent Hwy
Mon-Fri: 10-6, Sat: 10-2

Jayson and Rachael Photography

Old Forge Grill
Rt. 60 in Providence Forge. Mon thru Sat 5:30 am to 4 pm; Sun 7 am to 3 pm.
  Formerly Jean's Country Diner.

Frazier Produce
Monday through Saturday at the Stop Light on Rt. 60 in Providence Forge.

New Kent Optical
Kentwood Square on Rt. 249 in Quinton
Call 804-972-7143

Royall Construction
Class A Licensed General Contractor.
Bill Drumheller, P.O. Box 743
Quinton, VA 23141, (804) 651-3510

Active Life Fitness
Maidstone at New Kent Courthouse

New Kent Glass
Commercial and Residential
8920 Pocahontas Trail, at the light in Providence Forge

Couch's Corner Berries
Pick your own strawberries, Blackberries, Blueberries, Red Raspberries, Bush Black Cherry, Bush Red Cherry.  8201 Poindexter Rd For availability call 804-932-3169 or email

Chickahominy Lake Bass Tournaments
at Eagle's Landing and Ed Allen's Boats and Bait

NK Schools Sports Schedules
NK High School
NK Middle School

The New Kent Branch of the Heritage Public Library is open at 6125D Chesapeake Circle at Rt. 155 and I-64. (near Dairy Queen)  

New Kent Historical Society
Open every Monday from 10 am to 2 pm at the old jail at New Kent Courthouse. Contact LaVonne, "The Jailor", at to arrange a visit at other times.

Bay Transit Bus Service for New Kent and Charles City 6 am to 6 pm.  Curb-to-Curb service for all NK and CC residents.  Fares are $1 each way anywhere in Charles City or New Kent. Call 966-7650 in advance to schedule a ride.

New Kent County in 1863 by Dallas Oslin  $30 plus tax and shipping (total $35.50).   Contact Dallas Oslin at 4801 Atwood Rd., Sandston, VA 23150.  


 New Kent Wine Trail

New Kent Winery in Talleysville is open from 10 am to 5 pm on Tuesdays through Sundays.  (Closed on Mondays) 6 varieties of New Kent Wine are available for taste and sale.

Saudé Creek Vineyards, 16230 Cook's Mill Road, Lanexa, VA 23089. Winery, Tasting Room.  Live music every Saturday and Sunday 2 to 5 pm.  BBQ for sale.  Picnics Welcome.  Free Admission.  Indoor and outdoor facilities for weddings, musical events and celebrations.  For directions and more information call 804-843-7100 or see 

Gauthier Vineyards, 5000 Farmers Drive, Barhamsville, VA 23011  Winter hours are 11 am to six on Saturday and Sunday. To make reservations for private tastings - a minimum of six is required – please call in advance at 757-634-7527, or contact us via e-mail at

New Kent County Meetings
New Kent School Board
Regular Meeting: August 4, 7 pm at New Kent High School

New Kent Board of Supervisors
Regular Meeting:
August 11, 6 pm
Work Session: July 30, 9:00 am

New Kent Planning Commission Map
Regular Meeting: August 18, 6:30 pm
(June meeting cancelled)

Board of Supervisors' meetings and Planning Commission Meetings are broadcast on Cox Cable Channel 48 during the week following the meeting at 9 am, noon, 3 pm, and 7 pm. 

                           Photo: Dale Monahan

New Kent Tourism Site 
New Kent Business Directory

New Kent Organizations

New Kent Churches
Guide to Living in New Kent

Rotary Club of New Kent
Providence Forge Ruritan Club

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New Kent County
History Books
 available for sale at
Rose and Crown Restaurant
and at the
New Kent Historical Society - Old Jail
at New Kent Courthouse

General J. E. B. Stuart's Ride Around the Union Army - The events in New Kent County on June 13, 14, 1862

Last of the White House -
The Evacuation and Destruction of White House on the Pamunkey River by the Union Army on June 25-29, 1862

A Trip Up the Pamunkey River with a Flag of Truce
- An Expedition to move Union patients from the Talleysville Hospital on July 11, 1862

New Kent Courthouse District - from the 17th to the 21st Century

New Kent History 2014 Calendar


Parliamentary Procedure Books
are available for sale on this site

Parliamentary Procedure Books A Bibliography
2nd Edition
The Order and Course of Passing Bills in Parliament, 1641

On the Road
links for travelers

Adopt a New Kent Pet 
What is Rotary Video

New Kent Needs You to Volunteer!
Why We Do It
**Providence Forge Volunteer Rescue Squad   
**Providence Forge Volunteer Fire & Rescue (NK Fire Co 1) 
**Quinton Volunteer Fire & Emergency Medical Services (NK Fire Co 2) 

Lanexa Fire-Rescue Station 4, P. O. Box 69, Providence Forge, VA 23140. 

**Weir Creek Emergency Services (NK Fire Co 3) 
New Kent Fire and Rescue