PAST CALENDAR EVENTS 2013
NEW KENT COUNTY, VIRGINIA

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Past Calendar Events 2015
Past Calendar Events 2014
Past Calendar Events 2012
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2013

January 1 Happy New Year!

January 1 First Chili Day of the Year Cook-Off noon to 4 pm at the Providence Forge Recreation Center on Carriage Road. Enter your best chili. For more information contact Richard at 966-2550 or Ron at 432-9696.

January 5, 6, 11 "The Diviners" (Time not set) at the New Kent High School Theater. Performed by the New Kent High School Trojan Theatre students.  Tickets range from $3 to $7 and can be purchased in advance or at the door.  For more information call NKHS at 804-966-9671.

January 12 Annual Prayer Breakfast 8 to 10 am at Second Liberty Baptist Church, 8140 G. W. Watkins Rd., Quinton.  Keynote Speaker: Dr. Milton A Hathaway of New Covenant Community Church.  Hosted by our Women in Christ Ministry.  For more information call 932-4542.

January 12 Youth Sports Expo 10 am to 2 pm at the historic New Kent School Gym Lobby and Parks and Recreation office.  Learn about and sign up for New Kent Sports. Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation.  For more information call 966-8502.

January 12 "The Farmers Wife Sampler Quilt" Classes Begin 10 am at the Heritage Public Library, 6215D Chesapeake Circle off of Rt. 155 near Dairy Queen. Instructor: Kathy Boschen.  The classes are for people who have quilting experience. FREE, but texts and registration are required.  For more information or to register call the library at 966-2480.

January 15 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Meeting 6:30 pm at the New Kent Visitors and Commerce Center on Rt. 106 at Interstate 64 Exit 211.  Speaker: New Kent County Administrator Rodney Hathaway.  Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

January 16 Amelia Bedelia - Book Club for Beginning Readers 4 to 5 pm at the Heritage Public Library, 6215D Chesapeake Circle off of Rt. 155 near Dairy Queen. Facilitated by Victoria Brame, teacher of English for 19 years and contributing editor to Richmond Family Magazine. For more information call the library at 966-2480.

January 19 Freedom Martial Arts Grand Opening 10 am to 3 pm at 3215 Rock Creek Villa Drive in Quinton. For more information call 804-441-2371.

January 19 It's a Parade, Winnie the Pooh! 10:30 am at the Heritage Public Library, 6215D Chesapeake Circle off of Rt. 155 near Dairy Queen. Join Ms. Jane Crouse to celebrate Winnie the Pooh's birthday.  Food, Stories, and fun.   For more information call the library at 966-2480.

January 19 Abbi's Road Fundraiser 11 am to 3 pm at Corinth Baptist Church, 11650 New Kent Highway at New Kent Courthouse.  Over 40 vendors, crafts, food, face painting, silent auction.  To help raise funds for medical bills.  For more information call 824-7486. 

 January 22 Congressman Cantor New Kent County Office Hours 10 to 11 am at the Board Room in the Administration Building at New Kent Courthouse 

January 23 DMV at New Kent Courthouse  9 am to 4 pm. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles will bring their offices to the parking lot of the historic New Kent Courthouse for all DMV transactions including, Driver's licenses and ID cards, road and knowledge tests, and pictures taken.  Customers can order disabled parking placards or plates, get vehicle titles, license plates and decals.

January 23 Mystery Dinner Theater in Williamsburg  Depart from the Parks & Recreation office at 6:15 pm, Return 10 pm.  Fee: $50.  Enjoy this hilarious medieval murder mystery. Dinner includes soup, salad, choice of 4 entrees, and dessert.   Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation.  For more information call 966-8502.

January 24 Relay for Life New Kent Team Meeting 6 pm at the New Kent Parks & Recreation Office, 11809 New Kent Highway, next to the 1930 School. Theme: Tune into a Cure - (Anything related to music/radio/tv) For more information call 804-347-6641 or email nkrelay@aol.com 

January 24 Relay for Life New Kent Committee Meeting 7pm, at the New Kent Parks & Recreation Office, 11809 New Kent Highway, next to the 1930 School. Theme: Tune into a Cure - (Anything related to music/radio/tv) For more information call 804-347-6641 or email nkrelay@aol.com

January 18, 19, 25, 26 The Clumsy Custard Horror Show 7:30 pm each day at the New Kent Middle School Auditorium.  A family friendly comedy by William Gleason produced by New Kent Stagehands.  Tickets $5 in advance or $7 at the door.  For more information call Beverley Sparks at 955-5072. 

January 26 Rabies Clinic 8:30 to 11:30 am at the New Kent Courthouse Parking Lot.  Dr. Kathy Bauer, DVM, Dogs and cats are welcome.  $8 per vaccination, cash only.  The New Kent Treasurer's Office will be open to sell 2013 dog licenses. Sponsored by New Kent Sheriff's Office Animal Control.  For more information call 804-966-9500.

January 26 Crazy Quilt Classes Begin 10 am at the Heritage Public Library, 6215D Chesapeake Circle off of Rt. 155 near Dairy Queen. Instructor: Kathy Boschen.  The classes are at the intermediate level. FREE, but texts and registration are required.  For more information or to register call the library at 966-2480.

February 1 Winter Wonderland Social noon to 2 pm at the Quinton Community Center on Rt. 249.  Ages 55+ Residents: $8, Non-residents: $10. Includes meal, dessert and entertainment. Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation.  For more information call 966-8502.

February 2 Providence Forge Ruritan Brunswick Stew Sale 10 am to 3 pm at C&F Bank in Providence Forge, Kentland Trail at Rt. 155, and the Providence Forge Recreation Center on Carriage Road.  Virginia State Fair Award Winning Brunswick Stew Recipe.  $8 per Quart.  Get advance tickets from any Providence Forge Ruritan Club member or call 804-966-2615.

February 2 First Time Quilters Classes Begin 10 am at the Heritage Public Library, 6215D Chesapeake Circle off of Rt. 155 near Dairy Queen. Instructor: Kathy Boschen.  FREE, but texts and registration are required.  For more information or to register call the library at 966-2480.

February 9 Rabies Clinic 8:30 am to 11:30 at the New Kent Courthouse Parking Lot.  Dr. Kathy Bauer, DVM.  Dogs and Cats welcome.  New Kent Treasurer's Office will be open to sell 2013 dog licenses.  Sponsored by New Kent Sheriff's Office Animal Control.

February 9 Meet and Greet Mark Obenshain 2 to 4 pm at Wallace Manor, 3821 N. Courthouse Rd., Providence Forge, VA 23140.  Mark Obenshain is a candidate for the Republican nomination for Virginia Attorney General.  RSVP to Hooff Cooksey at 703-967-8161 or hooff@markobenshain.com.

February 13 Blood Drive 3 to 8 pm at the Quinton Community Center (3041 New Kent Highway, Quinton, VA 23141) on Rt. 249.  Sponsored by the Providence Forge Ruritan Club and Virginia Blood Services.  Walk ins welcome.  For more information or to make a reservation see www.vadonor.org and type in the sponsor code "nkruritan"  For more information call Alan Files at 400-8148.

February 14 Relay for Life New Kent Committee Meeting 6 pm, 7 pm at the New Kent Parks & Recreation Office, 11809 New Kent Highway, next to the 1930 School. Theme: Tune into a Cure - (Anything related to music/radio/tv) For more information call 804-347-6641 or email nkrelay@aol.com

February 15 Daddy Daughter Dance 6:30 to 8:30 pm  at Quinton Community Center on Rt. 249.  Ages 4 - 10 $10 for dad and daughter.  Activity Code: 95003C.  Sponsored by New Kent Parks and RecreationRegister by Feb 8.  For more information call 966-8502.

February 16 New Kent Elementary PTO Yard Sale 8 am to noon at the school. at New Kent Courthouse.  Donations accepted from Feb 4 through Feb 14 from 7 am to 6 pm.  For more information contact Stephanie at 757-566-0729.

February 16 Raised Bed Gardening Clinic 10 am to noon at the New Kent County Office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension, 11809 New Kent Highway, Suite 1, (beside the historic New Kent School.  Preregister by Monday February 11.  There is no charge for the program.  For more information and to register call 804-966-9645.  

February 16 Meet and Greet Jeannemarie Davis 3to 4 pm at the Historic 1909 Courthouse, 12003 New Kent Hwy, New Kent, VA 23124.  Jeannemarie Davis is a candidate for the Republican nomination for Virginia Lieutenant Governor.

February 18 Meet and Greet Pete Snyder 6 to 7 pm at Wallace Manor, 3821 N. Courthouse Rd., Providence Forge, VA 23140.  Pete Snyder is a candidate for the Republican nomination for Virginia Lieutenant Governor.

February 19 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Meeting 6:30 pm at the New Kent Visitors and Commerce Center on Rt. 106 at Interstate 64 Exit 211. Speaker: Kim Filipowicz.  Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

February 21 Meet and Greet E. W. Jackson 6:30 to 8 pm at the Historic 1909 Courthouse, 12003 New Kent Hwy, New Kent, VA 23124.  E. W. Jackson is a candidate for the Republican nomination for Virginia Lieutenant Governor.

February 21 Bland Music Competition 7:30 at Providence Forge Presbyterian Church.  Sponsored by the New Kent Lions Club. Open to vocalists and instrumentalists elementary through high school.  Winners receive a $50 savings bond and advance to District Competition.  For more information contact Mary Edwards at 966-9366 or 229-4061.

February 23 New Kent Educational Foundation and Rotary Club of West Point Basketball Tourney 8 am to 3 pm at the New Kent High School Gymnasium.  Three player teams will compete.  The deadline for registration is TBA.  For more information contact Dr. Roy Geiger at 757-532-1599 or Vernon Dennis at 804-366-5079. 

February 23 Concealed Weapons Class 9 am to 1 pm at the New Kent County Sheriff's Office.  $45 per person.  Seats are limited.  Call Corporal Heath Johnson at 804-966-9500 to register or for more information.

February 24 Providence Forge Recreation Association Membership Dinner 5 to 6:30 pm at the Providence Forge Recreation Center on Carriage Road.  Business meeting will follow.  For more information contact Mabel Ward at mjward01@aol.com

February 25 Meet and Greet Corey Stewart 5 to 6 pm at Maria's Pizza at the Food Lion Shopping Center on Rt. 249 in Quinton.  Corey Stewart is a candidate for the Republican nomination for Virginia Lieutenant Governor. 

February 27 Meet and Greet Rob Bell 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Rose and Crown Tavern at New Kent Courthouse.  Rob Bell is a candidate for the Republican nomination for Virginia Attorney General.

February 28 Relay for Life New Kent Team Meeting 6 pm at the New Kent Parks & Recreation Office, 11809 New Kent Highway, next to the 1930 School. Theme: Tune into a Cure - (Anything related to music/radio/tv) For more information call 804-347-6641 or email nkrelay@aol.com

February 28 Meet and Greet Scott Lingamfelter 6:30 to 8 pm in the Board Room of the New Kent County Administration Building.   Scott Lingamfelter is a candidate for the Republican nomination for Virginia Lieutenant Governor.

March 2 Providence Forge Presbyterian Church Yard Sale 7 am to 2 pm at the Church at 9310 Townsend Rd.  Sponsored by the Youth of the Church. Rain or Shine.

March 2, 3 New Kent Historical Society Open House 1 to 5 pm at the old jail at New Kent Courthouse.  Held in conjunction with the Civil War Panel Exhibit - An American Turning Point at the Historic Courthouse. Exhibits and books on New Kent History.
Admission is free.

February 27, 28, March 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 Civil War Panel Exhibit - An American Turning Point at the New Kent Historic Courthouse.  The exhibit is on loan from the Virginia Historical Society, and the showing is sponsored by the New Kent Historical Commission in conjunction with the New Kent Historical Society. For more information call 966-8500.
Feb 27, 28, March 1, 5, 6, 7: open from 8 am to 3 pm
March 2, 3: open from 1 to 5 pm
The exhibit will not be open on March 4
Admission is free.

March 10 Daylight Savings Time Begins Set your clocks forward one hour At 2 am on Sunday set your clocks forward to 3 am.  US Daylight Savings runs from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.

March 14 Relay for Life New Kent Committee Meeting 6 pm, Team Meeting: 6 pm at the New Kent Parks & Recreation Office, 11809 New Kent Highway, next to the 1930 School. Theme: Tune into a Cure - (Anything related to music/radio/tv) For more information call 804-347-6641 or email nkrelay@aol.com

March 16 Pruning Clinic 10 am to noon at the New Kent Extension Office, beside the 1930 School.  Master Gardeners will teach proper pruning techniques. Hands-on pruning demonstrations will cover landscape trees and shrubs...plus...tools, sharpening & safety, and educational publications. The program is free.  For more information contact Patty Townsend or Mary Mills at 804-966-9645 or email millsm@vt.edu

March 16 Pancake Supper 5 to 8 pm at the Mann Page Masonic Lodge, 9001 Courthouse Rd., Providence Forge.  Sponsored by the Mann Page Masonic Lodge No. 157.  Dinner: $10, Desserts: $1

March 17 Blood Drive 3 to 8 pm at the Quinton Community Center (3041 New Kent Highway, Quinton, VA 23141) on Rt. 249.  Sponsored by the Providence Forge Ruritan Club and Virginia Blood Services.  Walk ins welcome.  For more information or to make a reservation see www.vadonor.org and type in the sponsor code "nkruritan"  For more information call Alan Files at 400-8148.

March 18 New Kent Republican Party Canvass 5 to 8 pm at the Historic New Kent Courthouse, 12003 New Kent Highway, New Kent, Va. 23124.  For the purpose of electing up to 235 Delegates and an equal number of Alternates to the Republican Party of Virginia's State Convention, to be held on Friday May 17th and Saturday May 18th, 2013.  Prefiling forms may be obtained at www.rpv.org or by calling 804-241-6160.  Completed forms must be received, by mail or in person, at the above address not later than 5:00 PM on March 4, 2013.  Alternately, Prefiling Forms may be mailed to NKRP, P.O. Box 831, Quinton, Virginia 23141.  Postmarks shall not govern.  If not more than the number of persons to be elected shall file as a candidate for Delegate or Alternate Delegate, then such properly filed persons shall be deemed elected, and no canvass will be held.

March 19 Dedication of Buchanan Habitat for Humanity Home 4 pm at 11381 McLaughlin Lane off of Hopewell Road.  RSVP to Kristin Vinagro at 804-232-7001 or kvinatro@richmondhabitat.org

March 19 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Meeting 6:30 pm at the New Kent Visitors and Commerce Center on Rt. 106 at Interstate 64 Exit 211.  Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

March 21 Spring One-Act Festival (Time not set) at the New Kent High School Theater. A series of one-act plays directed by NKHS theatre students, performed by the New Kent High School Trojan Theatre students.  Tickets range from $3 to $7 and can be purchased in advance or at the door.  For more information call NKHS at 804-966-9671.

March 22 Red Cross Blood Drive 1 to 6 pm at the Health and Human Services Building at New Kent Courthouse.  For more information or to sign up call 804-966-9683. 

March 23 Walk in the Forest 7 am to 4 pm at the New Kent Forestry Center, 11301 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge, VA 23140. 7 am: Guided Birding Trip; 10 am Guided Nature Hikes start every half hour until 2 pm; 10 am Exhibits Open and Free Seedlings available.  Society of American Foresters.  For more information contact Lisa Deaton at 804-966-2201 or email lisa.deaton@dof.virginia.gov.  

March 23 Spring Fling and Summer Camp/Education Expo 10 am to 3 pm at George Watkins Elementary School  Theme Basket Raffle, Children’s Crafts/Games, Vendors, Talent/Performances, Karaoke contest, Fire Safety and much more! Fop more information contact Wendy Rogers at 804-640-4046.

March 23 Art Exhibit and Reception for Local Artists Lucy Sawyer and Sue Leary 11am-1pm at the New Kent Heritage Public Library on Route 155 near Dairy Queen.   Lucy Sawyer will make a special presentation to the Library of four paintings on silk at noon. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP 966.2480 or via email to kmathis@heritagepubliclibrary.org.

March 23 Quinton Firehouse BBQ 4 to 6 pm at the Quinton Volunteer Fire Department on Rt. 249.  Sandwich: $4, Dinner $8.  Eat in or take out.  For more information call 932-8307.

March 25 New Kent Democratic Party Meeting 7 pm at Cumberland Community Center. For more information call Pat Paige at 837-3117.

March 28 Maundy Thursday Service 7 pm at Providence Forge Presbyterian Church on Townsend Road in Providence Forge. Adult Choir's Easter Cantata and Celebration of the Lord's Supper.

March 28 Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service 7 pm at Emmaus Baptist Church, 6700 Emmaus Church Road (Rt. 106).

March 29 Good Friday Service 6 pm at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 9120 Pocahontas Trail.

March 29 "Seven Last Expressions of Christ From the Cross" 7:30 pm at Rising Mount Zion Baptist Church, 8500 New Kent Highway.

March 30 Easter Egg Hunt 10 am to 2 pm at Emmaus Baptist Church, 6700 Emmaus Church Road (Rt. 106).  For grades 5 and under.  For more information call 966-5238.

March 30 Easter Festival 11 am to 1 pm at Kentwood Heights Baptist Church on New Kent Highway in Quinton.  Free food, crafts, cupcake decorating and a Giant Easter Egg Hunt.

 March 31 Easter Sunday

March 31 Community Easter Sunrise Service 7 am at Kuhn's Dominion Farm, 10701 Cosby Mill Rd. in Quinton.  Covered Dish Breakfast follows the service.  For more information call 932-3885.

March 31 Annual Easter Sunrise Service 7 am at the home of Howard and Janette Gammon on Pocahontas Trail.  Sponsored by Providence Forge Presbyterian Church.

April 5 Food Auction 6:30 pm by Auctions by Wallace at Providence Forge Community Center on Carriage Road in Providence Forge.  High Quality Fresh-Frozen foods at or below wholesale.  Bring your coolers.  Concessions by the Quinton Fire Department Auxiliary.

April 6 Emmaus Baptist Church Spring Yard Sale  8 am to noon at the Church, 6700 Emmaus Church Road (Rt. 106) 1/2 mile south of Interstate 64.  Sponsored by the William Workers Class. All proceeds will be used for Missions Ministries.

April 6 Dogwood Classic Steeplechase Races at Colonial Downs.  Tailgate Party on the Country's second largest dirt track. Tailgating areas open at 9 am.  Horse races begin at 1 pm.  Reserved vehicle tailgating spots in three different price levels Visit www.dogwoodclassic.com or call 804-966-7223 for more information.  Ticket purchases can be made at www.dogwoodclassic.com or by calling 804-966-7223, ext. 1073. A complete layout of the tailgating spots can be found on the website as well. For daily updates, visit www.facebook.com/dogwoodclassic

April 6 Tools Auction 10 am by Auctions by Wallace at Providence Forge Community Center on Carriage Road in Providence Forge.  Estate of Charles Brannan.  Concessions by the Quinton Fire Department Auxiliary.

April 10 New Kent Winery Cooking Class 11 am to 2 pm at the Winery.  Chef Steve Knight of A Sharper Palate Catering will provide recipes, demonstrations and gourmet food along with wines from New Kent Winery.  Classes are $50 per person. Call 932-8240 to make reservations.

April 11 Kindergarten Registration in New Kent 9:30 to 11 am.  For children who will be 5 years old by September 30, 2013. For more information call 804-966-9650 or see www.newkentschools.org

  April 11 Relay for Life New Kent Committee Meeting 6 pm, at the New Kent Parks & Recreation Office, 11809 New Kent Highway, next to the 1930 School. Theme: Tune into a Cure - (Anything related to music/radio/tv) For more information call 804-347-6641 or email nkrelay@aol.com

April 12 Providence Forge Ruritan Fish Fry 4 to 8 pm at the Providence Forge Community Center, 9900 Carriage Road. Rain or Shine.  Meal served 5:30-7pm. Fried Catfish and Trout, Hush Puppies, Beans, Slaw and Beverage.  Music by Highway 249.   Donation $20.  For ticket information call 804-966-2615. 

April 12 NKHS Talent Show 7 pm at the New Kent High School Theater. Students will compete to win the coveted title of First Place Winner.  Sponsored by the New Kent High School Trojan Theatre students.  Tickets range from $3 to $7 and can be purchased in advance or at the door.  For more information call NKHS at 804-966-9671.

April 13 New Kent Youth Baseball Opening Day for more information contact Norman Gray at 804-512-9111.

April 13 Historic New Kent Trail Ride Sponsored by the Black Gum Saddle Club to benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital.  For more information call 804-855-8220 or 804-356-3013.

April 13 Ron Cantor 9 am to 3 pm at New Kent Christian Center, 9660 Tunstall Rd., New Kent.  Ron Cantor is a Messianic Jewish Author, Rabbi and Pastor.  He is a gifted storyteller and speaker on the Jewish roots of the New Covenant. For more information contact Roy Layman at laymanrainbow2@cox.net or Ken Tuck at kwtuck@verizon.net.

April 13 Litter Awareness Day Sponsored by New Kent Girl Scout Junior Troop 177.

April 13 New Kent Envirothon - Earth Day 9 am to 2 pm at the New Kent County Office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension, beside the 1930 School. A day of Earth friendly activities for all ages.  Ocean in Motion - Aquarium & Touch Tank.  Live Animal Demonstrations.  Goodwill will be accepting donations of household items including computers and peripherals. For more information contact Patty Townsend at patric4@vt.edu or call 804-966-9645.

April 13 New Kent Parks & Recreation Spring Fun 10 am to 2 pm Spring crafts, Egg scramble for ages 3-5 at 10:30 am. Inflatables, obstacles, games & more.  Youth Soccer games all day.

April 13 Spring Bluegrass Breakout 4 to 10 pm at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  Featuring: Highway 249, Homegrown Bluegrass Band, River City, and Heavy Duty.  $5 per person.  For more information contact Brenda and Calvin Lawson at 804-921-0606 or Joey Spence at 757-870-0942.

April 15 New Kent Democratic Party Meeting 7 pm at the Cumberland Community Center on Rt. 249 east of New Kent Courthouse. For more information email nkdemocrats@aol.com

April 16 DMV at New Kent Courthouse  9 am to 4 pm. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles will bring their offices to the parking lot of the historic New Kent Courthouse for all DMV transactions including, Driver's licenses and ID cards, road and knowledge tests, and pictures taken.  Customers can order disabled parking placards or plates, get vehicle titles, license plates and decals.

April 16 Lanexa Fire/Rescue Station Station 4 Auxiliary Meeting 6:30 pm at Lakeside Restaurant.  Meet New Kent Fire Chief Rick Opett.  For more information call 757-561-3640

April 16 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Meeting 6:30 pm at the New Kent Visitors and Commerce Center on Rt. 106 at Interstate 64 Exit 211. 
Speaker: Delegate Chris Peace.  Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

April 13-17 Book Sale at the New Kent Branch of the Heritage Public Library  during regular business hours. Donations accepted through April 10. Sponsored by the Friends of Heritage Public Library

April 19 New Kent 4-H Golf Classic Noon to 6 pm Shotgun Start:, Dinner/Prizes:  Sponsored by the New Kent County Office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension.  For more information call 804-966-9645 or email millsm@vt.edu.

April 20 Spring Yard Sale 9 am to 3 pm at Ed Allen's Campground and Cottages, 13501 Campground Rd off of Rockahock Rd. in Lanexa.  Vendor spaces available  from $15.  Call 804-966-2582 to reserve your spot or for more information.

April 20 Clothes Closet Open House 9 am to 2 pm at Corinth Baptist Church,  11650 New Kent Highway, New Kent, VA 23124.  Drop off new and slightly used clothing.  For more information call 804 966-5635.

April 20 Celebrate the Arts 10 am to 3 pm at New Kent High School, 7365 Egypt Road.  Student artwork from all four New Kent Schools. Hands on workshops. Experience the arts the way they are meant to be lived!  For more information see the New Kent High School Website or email Susan Musselman.

April 20 Pet Adoption 11 am to 3 pm at The Source Auto & Hardware Store on Rt. 249 in Quinton.  sponsored by the Metro Richmond Pet Savers.

April 20 New Kent Civic League Meeting 3 pm at the Cumberland Community Center.  Special Guest: Sylvia Tabb-Lee.  For more information call Alease Christian at 966-2643.

April 25 Congressman Eric Cantor New Kent Office Hours 10:30 to 11:30 am in the Board Room of the New Kent County Administration Building.  A representative of Congressman's Cantor's office will be available for questions ant to help with constituent concerns. 

April 25 Relay for Life New Kent Team Meeting 6 pm at the New Kent Parks & Recreation Office, 11809 New Kent Highway, next to the 1930 School. Theme: Tune into a Cure - (Anything related to music/radio/tv) For more information call 804-347-6641 or email nkrelay@aol.com

April 26, 27 Yard and Bake Sale 9 am to 2 pm at  Corinth Baptist Church,  11650 New Kent Highway (rt. 249), New Kent, VA 23124.  For more information call 966-5635.

April 26, 27 "Anybody for Tea" 7:30 pm at New Kent Middle School. Presented by the New Kent community theater group New Kent StageHands.  The play by C. B. Gilford recounts the trails of Homicide Detective Dennis O'Finn played by Doug Schuler.   Featuring New Kent StageHands players are Gale Auer, Dianne Cannon, Mark Fulcher, Phyllis Geron, Karen Hill, Deb Hockaday, Debbie Ivey, Steven Russell, Beverley Sparks, Dennis Walters and Grace Woodward.  Director: Dennis Sparks; Producer: Martha Martin. Stage Manager Jim Rader.  Advance tickets are $5 each and are available at C&F Bank in Providence Forge or by calling Beverley Sparks at 966-5972. Admission will be $7 at the door.

April 27 Yard and Bake Sale 7:30 am to noon at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 9770 Pocahontas Trail, just east of Providence Forge.  Sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 536.

April 27 Providence Forge Hardware Customer Appreciation Day  Craft vendors needed.  For more information or to reserve space call 966-9076.

April 27 Prescription and Expired Drug Take Back 10 am to 2 pm at the New Kent Sheriff's Office at the Courthouse Complex and at Quinton Volunteer Fire & Emergency Medical Services (NK Fire Co 2) at 5251 New Kent Highway in Quinton.  All types of medication and prescriptions will be accepted for safe disposal except syringes.  For more information contact Lt. J. L. Hamby at 804-966-9500.

April 27 A Taste of the Arts 6:30 to 9:30 at Saudé Creek Vineyards.  Wine, appetizers by Rose and Crown Restaurant, live music, and silent auction.  Tickets are $40 per person.  Proceeds will help to provide needed funds for Arts Alive programming including performances, arts exhibits, art workshops, and children's summer camps. For more information or to buy tickets call Beth Dandridge at 843-3475 or email artsaliveinc@yahoo.com. Tickets are also available at http://www.artsaliveinc.org

 April 27, 28 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. 

April 29 Meet the Rotary 5:30 to 7 pm at the Rose and Crown Restaurant, 11861 New Kent Highway at New Kent CourthouseFind out about Rotary members, programs and projects.  Sponsored by the Rotary Club of New Kent. 

May 4 Community Yard Sale 8 am to 3 pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church on Rt. 60 in Quinton. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council Number 14034.  Spaces are available.  Contact Neilo Bazzichi at 507-0570 or 516-8861 or email nbazzixhi@aol.com.

May 4 Patriots Landing Community Yard Sale 8 am to noon throughout the neighborhood on Rt. 60 in Quinton.  Rain or Shine. For more information contact Wendy Bergman at wendybergman@ymail.com.

Craft and Vendor Fair at the Dogwood Room, CANCELLED

May 4 Concealed Weapons Class 9 am at the New Kent Sheriff's Office at New Kent Courthouse.  Cost: $45.  Advance Registration is required.  For more information call 804-966-9500 or email Corporal Jenkins

May 5 Mommy, Me & Tea 3 pm at Wallace Manor on Rt. 155 in Providence Forge.  For ages 4-10 $12 for mom and child.  Sponsored by the New Kent Junior Woman's Club and the  New Kent Parks and Recreation.  Activity Code: 95001D. $12 for mom and child.  $5 for each additional.  Register by April 26.  For more information call 966-8502. 

May 8 New Kent Winery Cooking Class 11 am to 2 pm at the Winery.  Chef Ben Bulatao of A Sharper Palate Catering will provide recipes, demonstrations and gourmet food along with wines from New Kent Winery.  Classes are $50 per person. Call 932-8240 to make reservations.

May 9 Relay for Life New Kent Committee Meeting & T-Shirt Nite 6 pm, at the New Kent Parks & Recreation Office, 11809 New Kent Highway, next to the 1930 School. Theme: Tune into a Cure - (Anything related to music/radio/tv) For more information call 804-347-6641 or email nkrelay@aol.com

May 10 St. Peter's Golf Tournament 1 pm shotgun start at Brookwoods Golf Club. Captain's Choice. $85 per person ($340 per team) includes green fees, cart, dinner and prizes. Sponsored by St. Peter's Episcopal Church.  Hole sponsorships: $75.  For more information contact May O'Leary at 932-3354, cell: 909-3535 or email mayova1@aol.com

May 1 - 11 Book Basket Silent Auction at Heritage Public Library  Sponsored by the Friends of Heritage Public Library.  For more information contact Barbara Winters at 804-96-2480 or visit www.heritagepubliclibrary.org

May 11 Homeless Pets Yard Sale 8 am to 2 pm at 3610 N. Courthouse Road in Providence Forge.  (near A Wild Bunch Florist) Sponsored by ASOVA (Assisting Strays of Virginia)

May 11 Block Party 11 am to 4 pm at G. W. Watkins Elementary School on Rt. 249. Sponsored by Hopewell Baptist Church.  Games, Crafts, food, Bounce House.

May 11 New Kent Wine Festival 11 am to 6 pm at New Kent Vineyards, just north of  Interstate 64 on Rt. 106.  14 wineries, food, and entertainment.  Sponsored by the New Kent Chamber of Commerce.  Tickets: Non-tasters: $15, Advance: $25, At the gate: $35. For tickets see www.atasteofnewkent.com.

May 14 Delegate Chris Peace Town Meeting 6:30 pm at the Visitors Center on Rt. 106.  Open forum with Delegate Peace to discuss issues and concerns specific to the New Kent community and the actions of the 2013 General Assembly.  Bring friends, family and neighbors.  

May 15 Fishing Derby 9 am to noon.  Sponsored by the New Kent County Office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension.  For more information or to pre-register call 804-966-9645 or email millsm@vt.edu.

May 16, 17, 18 "Thoroughly Modern Millie" 7 pm at the New Kent High School Theater. A lively musical set in 1922  by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan, music by Jeanine Tesori and lyrics by Dick Scanlan, performed by the New Kent High School Trojan Theatre students. Tickets range from $3 to $7 and can be purchased in advance or at the door.  For more information call NKHS at 804-966-9671.

May 18 The Colonies Community Yard Sale 8 am to noon throughout the community off of South Waterside Road in Lanexa.  For more information call 804-338-4264.

May 18 Pamunkey River Wine Festival at Saudé Creek Vineyards 16230 Cook's Mill Road, Lanexa, VA 23089.  11 am to 6 pm   For directions and more information call 804-966-5896 or see www.saudecreek.com

May 18, 19 Relay for Life at New Kent High School Football Field
Theme: Tune into a Cure - (Anything related to music/radio/tv)
4 pm Opening Ceremony
For more information call 804-347-6641 or email nkrelay@aol.com

May 18, 19 Battle of Fort Pocahontas Reenactment Sturgeon Point Road off of Rt. 5 in Eastern Charles City County.  Fort open 10 am to 4 pm.  Admission: $10 Adults, $8 Students.  For more information call 829-9722 or visit www.fortpocahontas.org.

May 19 New Kent NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Banquet 3 pm at Cumberland Community Center on Rt. 249 east of New Kent Courthouse.  Keynote Speaker is University of Richmond Law Professor Jonathan K. Stubbs. Cost: $15 a plate.  The public is invited.  For more information call 843-2022. 

May 21 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Meeting 6:30 pm at the New Kent Visitors and Commerce Center on Rt. 106 at Interstate 64 Exit 211.  Speaker: Robert Crum, Executive Director Richmond Planning District Commission.  Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

May 22 Fireman's Stampede 3 to 8 pm at W. O. Grubb's Farm on Cosby Mill Rd.  Sponsored by the Quinton Volunteer Fire & EMS (NK Fire Co 2) Auxiliary.  Tickets $25 thru May 19, available at Rick's Local Deli, EVB in Quinton, Quinton Hardware or call 932-8307.

May 23 Summer Camp 2013 Open House 5 to 8 pm at the New Kent Parks and Recreation Office beside the 1930 School at New Kent Courthouse. Information on summer camps. For more information call 966-8502.

May 25 Memorial Day Weekend Concert at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  Featuring the Carolina Soul Band, watermelon eating contest, water slide, pie eating contest, $500 cornhole tournament. For more information call 804 966-8362 or see www.rockahock.com 

May 27 Memorial Day

May 30 District 4 Town Meeting 7 pm at Providence Forge Recreation Center on Carriage Road.  Sponsored by District 4 Supervisor Ron Stiers.  New Kent County officials will address issues and concerns.

May 31 Five Year Birthday Celebration at New Kent Winery  10 am to 6 pm.  Birthday cake from Richmond's Homemades by Suzanne and hand made chocolates from Chocolates by Kelly.  Light snack trays provided.  Guests are encouraged to bring a packed meal or snacks to enjoy on the porch or bring your lawn chair. For more information see New Kent Winery or call 804-932-8240.

June 1 Homeless Pets Yard Sale 8 am to 2 pm at 3610 N. Courthouse Road in Providence Forge, near A Wild Bunch Florist.  Sponsored by ASOVA, Assisting Strays of Virginia.

June 3 Food Preservation 101 Class 2 to 4 pm at Providence Forge Recreation Center on Carriage Road. Sponsored by the New Kent County Office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension. Basic canning.  Pre Register by May 15 For more information call 966-9645.

June 7 Blue Knights Golf Tournament 9 am Shotgun Start at the Golf Club at Brickshire  Captain's Choice.  Check in at 8 am, Shotgun Start at 9 am.  $320 per team of 4 includes lunch, golden beverages, prizes and more. Sponsored by the Blue Knights of Virginia VIII.  For more information contact Jerry Simpson at newkent337@yahoo.com.

June 8 First Day of Thoroughbred Racing and Belmont Stakes Simulcast at Colonial Downs   For more information see Colonial Downs or call 804-932-8240. Tickets are available on line.  2013 racing is scheduled on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 8 through July 13.

June 8 New Kent Wine with a Caribbean Theme 6 to 9 pm at New Kent Winery Rob Gray & Friends will perform live beach and reggae music and  David Napier's White House Catering will provide a delicious coastal menu. Limbo contest, cornhole tournament, and hula hoop competition. Admission is $65, or $55 for Barrel Club members. Reservations are required.  RSVP by Tuesday, June 4, by calling 804-932-8240.

June 8 Matthew's Haven Denim & Diamonds "Chair" ity Silent Auction 6:30 pm at Royal New Kent Golf Club.   Enjoy heavy hors-d'ouvres, beverages, music and great auction items.  Mingle with friends and help change the life of a child. Tickets: $27 per person, includes 2 beverage tickets.  For more information call 804-400-4265 or see www.matthewshaven.com 

June 11 Democratic Party Primary for 2013 Lt. Governor: Aneesh Chopra and Ralph S. Northam; Attorney General: Justin E. Fairfax and Mark R. Herring.  All New Kent Polls will be open from 6 am to 7 pm.  No primary will be held for the Democrat Governor nominee Terry R. McAuliffe.  Republican state-wide candidates were chosen at the Virginia Republican Convention on May 18.  No primary will be held for Republican 97th District Delegate candidate Chris Peace.

June 12 New Kent Winery Cooking Class 11 am to 2 pm at the Winery.  Chef Tammy Brawley, Chef of Richmond's The Green Kitchen will provide recipes, demonstrations and gourmet food along with wines from New Kent Winery.  Classes are $50 per person. Call 932-8240 to make reservations.

June 13, 14, 15 Rockahock Family Spring Bluegrass Concert at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  For more information call 804 966-8362 or see www.rockahock.com 

June 14 Last Day of School

June 16 Fathers Day at Colonial Downs Post time 12:55 Horse Racing plus Ostrich and Camel races, Junior Derby and more. Admission $3. 

June 18 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Meeting 6:30 pm at the New Kent Visitors and Commerce Center on Rt. 106 at Interstate 64 Exit 211.  Speaker: Supervisor Ron Stiers.  Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

June 18 Blood Drive 3 to 8 pm at the Quinton Community Center (3041 New Kent Highway, Quinton, VA 23141) on Rt. 249.  Sponsored by the Providence Forge Ruritan Club and Virginia Blood Services.  Walk ins welcome.  For more information or to make a reservation see www.vadonor.org and type in the sponsor code "nkruritan"  For more information call Alan Files at 400-8148.

June 18 Red Cross Blood Drive 1 to 6 pm at the Health and Human Services Building at New Kent Courthouse.  For more information or to sign up call 804-966-9683.

June 21 Blue Knights Golf Tournament 9 am Shotgun Start at the Golf Club at Brickshire  Captain's Choice.  Check in at 8 am, Shotgun Start at 9 am.  $320 per team of 4 includes lunch, golden beverages, prizes and more. Sponsored by the Blue Knights of Virginia VIII.  For more information contact Jerry Simpson at newkent337@yahoo.com.

June 22 Children's Miracle Network Benefit 11 am to 3 pm at Food Lion on Pocahontas Trail (Rt. 60) in Quinton  Bake Sale, Hamburgers and Hot Dogs, Child Car Seat Safety Check.  For more information call 932-8817.

June 22 Colonial Turf Cup at Colonial Downs  Grade II Race with a $300,000 purse.  Virginia Microbrew sampling and live music.  For more information see Colonial Downs or call 804-932-8240.  Tickets are available on line.  2013 racing is scheduled on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 8 through July 13. 

June 23 Taking Root Farm Tour 1 to 5 pm.  Featuring Carisbrooke Farm, Forage Research Cooperative Farm and Lee Hi Farm.  Self Driving tour of local farms in the Providence Forge area. Sponsored by the New Kent Extension Service.  For more information see New Kent Extension Service or call 804-966-9645.

June 26 Senator Tim Kaine Office Hours 1 pm to 2 pm at Heritage Public Library New Kent Branch, 6125D Chesapeake Circle (Near Dairy Queen on Rt. 155)  A regional representative of the Senator will be present to listen to citizen questions and concerns.  For more information contact Tyee Davenport at 804-771-2221.

June 28 For the Birds 10:30 am at Heritage Public Library New Kent Branch,
6125D Chesapeake Circle (Near Dairy Queen on Rt. 155) Presented by the Virginia Living Museum.  Learn about birds, and meet a few.  For more information call 966-2480.

June 28 New Kent Blast Golf Classic 1:30 pm at Brookwoods Golf Club, 5 Lakes in Quinton.  Team: $300, Single: $75 Awards for top 3 teams, longest drive, door prizes.  For more information email nkblastsoftball@gmail.com.

June 30 Colonial Downs Charity Bike Run - From Quaker Steak & Lube, 8000 W. Broad Street in Richmond, 23294 to Colonial Downs.  Meet at Richmond Lube at 11:30 am. Kick Stands up at noon.  Watch and wager 9 live horse races at Colonial Downs from 1 to 4 pm.  Proceeds to benefit New Kent County Senior Citizens Food Pantry.  For more information see Quaker Steak & Lube, or call 804-217-wing, see Colonial Downs, or call 804-966-7223. 

July 4 Independence Day

July 4 Rotary Evening at the Races 4 pm until closing at the
AIR-CONDITIONED 4th Floor Turf Club Suites at Colonial Downs.  Sponsored by the New Kent Rotary Club.  Horse Racing, Fireworks, Turf Club Buffet.  Tickets available from any New Kent Rotary Member or send a check payable to New Kent Rotary to P. O. Box 394, Providence Forge, VA 23140.  Tickets are available on line and at Rose and Crown Restaurant

July 4 Racing to the Stars and Stripes at Colonial Downs  The York River Concert Band, fireworks,  After Party with magician Jonathan Austin. For more information see Colonial Downs or call 804-932-8240.  Tickets are available on line.  2013 racing is scheduled on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 8 through July 13.

July 5 Free General Admission to Colonial Downs for Active/Retired Military and First Responders  For more information see Colonial Downs or call 804-932-8240.  Tickets are available on line.  2013 racing is scheduled on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 8 through July 13.

July 6 $250,000 Commonwealth Turf Festival at Colonial Downs  Concert by blues/rock band Tough Deal.  For more information see Colonial Downs or call 804-932-8240.  Tickets are available on line.  2013 racing is scheduled on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 8 through July 13.

July 6 Independence Day Weekend Concert at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  For more information call 804 966-8362 or see www.rockahock.com  

July 8-12 New Kent 4-H Junior Camp at the Jamestown Educational Center. Open to youth ages 9-13 by Sept 30, 2013.  Sponsored by the New Kent County Office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension. For more information call 804-966-9645.

July 9 Warner on your Corner 2 to 3:30 pm in the boardroom of the New Kent Administration Building at New Kent Courthouse.  A member of Senator Mark Warner's staff will be available to talk with constituents  regarding Federal issues including the IRS, Medicare, Social Security and the US Postal Service.

July 10 New Kent Winery Cooking Class 11 am to 2 pm at the Winery.  Chef Josh Loeb of A Sharper Palate Catering will provide recipes, demonstrations and gourmet food along with wines from New Kent Winery.  Theme: Light summer fare with an Italian flair"  Classes are $50 per person. Call 932-8240 to make reservation.

July 10 New Kent Parks and Recreation Open House 5:30 to 6:30 pm at the Board Room of the New Kent Administrative Building.  Share your input on plans for the new community park on Pine Fork Road. for more information call 966-8501 or email kcturner@newkent-va.us

July 10, 11 New Kent Emergency Responders Fundraiser at Wendy's on New Kent Highway in Quinton. 20% of sales will be donated to New Kent Emergency Responders.

July 13 Virginia Derby at Colonial Downs  Sixteenth running of the Grade II Race with a $500,000 purse.  For more information see Colonial Downs or call 804-932-8240.  Tickets are available on line.  2013 racing is scheduled on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 8 through July 13.

July 13 Last Day of Thoroughbred Racing at Colonial Downs  For more information see Colonial Downs or call 804-932-8240. Tickets are available on line.  2013 racing is scheduled on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 8 through July 13.

July 14 New Kent Historical Society Meeting 2:30 at the Historic Courthouse.  Ben Rosenbaum of Richmond will discuss the United States Colored Troops in the Civil War.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

July 15 Water Quality Clinic 7 pm  at the New Kent County Extension Office (11809 New Kent Highway, Suite 1, next to the 1930 school)  If your water comes from a well, spring, or cistern, you will get a water sampling kit.  The sample can be brought in for testing, and confidential test results provided to you at a later date.  Cost: $49.  To register or for more information contact Mary Mills at 966-9645.  New Kent/Charles City County Drinking Water Clinic Flyer

 July 16 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Meeting 6:30 pm at the New Kent Visitors and Commerce Center on Rt. 106 at Interstate 64 Exit 211.  Location and date may change.  Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

July 20 D. C. Coins & Collectibles Auction 10:30 am to noon at the Providence Forge Community Center, 9900 Carriage Road just east of Providence Forge.  Proceeds will benefit Mann Page Lodge 157.  For more information contact Don Clark at 804-641-1756 or 252-333-8779 or email don@dccoinsandcollectibles.com

July 20 Mann Page Lodge Dinner 5 to 7 pm at the Mann Page Lodge #157, 9001 Boulevard Rd. in Providence Forge, old Heritage Library Building.  Roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans and Dessert, $10.

July 21 Interstate 64 Partial Lane Reversal Exercise 4:30  to 7 am  Eastbound lanes between Exit 205 (Bottoms Bridge) and Exit 231 (Williamsburg) will be closed.  Eastbound New Kent exits 211, 214, and 220 will be closed, along with the eastbound rest area.  This is a test of interagency response, and westbound traffic will not be rerouted into the eastbound lanes.  Westbound lanes on Interstate 64 and the westbound rest area will remain open.   

July 23 Congressman Cantor's Constituent Hours 11 am to noon at the New Kent County Administration Building Boardroom.

July 24 DMV at New Kent Courthouse  9 am to 4 pm. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles will bring their offices to the parking lot of the historic New Kent Courthouse for all DMV transactions including, Driver's licenses and ID cards, road and knowledge tests, and pictures taken.  Customers can order disabled parking placards or plates, get vehicle titles, license plates and decals.

July 26, 27 Country Music Showdown at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  For more information call 804 966-8362 or see www.rockahock.com 

July 29 Dig into Archaeology 10:30 am at the New Kent Branch of Heritage Public Library, 6125D Chesapeake Circle (Near Dairy Queen on Rt. 155) Interactive hands-on program presented by Laura Templin.  For more information call 966-2480.

August 2, 3 Virginia Stampede Pro Rodeo 7:30 pm 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 3 Jenna Bash Festival 10 am to 4 pm at Tabernacle United Methodist Church, 20051 Tabernacle Rd. in Barhamsville.  Silent Auction, Raffles, Animal Adoptions, Get Wet Fun & Games, 5K & 1 mile Fun Run. Music, Food and more.  Free Admission. For more information call 757-810-4337 or see www.pgova.com

August 4 Miss New Kent County Fair Pageant  Doors open at 2:30 pm.  Pageant Starts at 3:00 pm at the New Kent Middle School Auditorium at New Kent Courthouse. For more information contact pageant coordinator Mrs. Tamika Hathaway at (804)380-5595 or email hathaway.tamika@gmail.com 

August 6 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 8 New Kent County Fair  Planning Meeting 7 pm at Joan Daugherty's House on Quaker Road.  For more information call 932-4551.  All interested persons are welcome. 

August 9 The Attic 6 to 10 pm at Emmaus Baptist Church, 6700 Emmaus Church Road (Rt. 106) A FREE event for rising 6th graders to 12th graders.  Summer Blowout - Music - Food  - Games - Fellowship & Fun.

August 11 New Kent Gymnastics Cheer Open House 1 to 2 pm at New Kent Gymnastics Center, located 1/2 mile off of the Talleysville exit (211) Suite 112, 6540 Emmaus Church Road. Providence Forge 23140. Check out the area's first All-Star Competitive Cheerleading Program.  Ages 2 1/2 to 17 are welcome. 

August 11-18 Family Faith, Fellowship Week at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  For more information call 804 966-8362 or see www.rockahock.com 

August 14 New Kent Winery Cooking Class 11 am to 2 pm at the Winery.  Chef T. J. Enderle with Richmond's A Sharper Palate Catering will provide recipes, demonstrations and gourmet food along with wines from New Kent Winery.   Classes are $50 per person. Call 932-8240 to make reservation.

August 15 Lawn Care 101 Clinic 7 to 9 pm at the New Kent County Extension Office (11809 New Kent Highway, Suite 1, next to the 1930 school)  Free. To register or for more information contact Mary Mills at 966-9645.

August 17 "Venice in the Vineyard" at New Kent Winery  Barrel Club Event  For more information call 932-8240.

August 20 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Meeting 6:30 pm at the New Kent Visitors and Commerce Center on Rt. 106 at Interstate 64 Exit 211.  Speaker: New Kent Sheriff Wakie Howard.  Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

August 22 New Kent Republican Event 5 pm at Saudé Creek Vineyards, 16230 Cook's Mill Road, Lanexa, VA 23089. "Summers Eve on the Pamunkey" with Guest Speaker Congressman Eric Cantor.  Tickets are $35 and include Heavy Hors d'oeuvres by David Napier's White House Catering.  Cash Bar.  Send your check payable to the New Kent Republican Committee to P. O. Box 831, Quinton, VA 23141.  The event is authorized and paid for by NKRP.  For more information contact Jane Ladd at jsladd1@gmail.com.

August 22 New Kent County Fair  Planning Meeting 7 pm at Joan Daugherty's House on Quaker Road.  For more information call 932-4551.  All interested persons are welcome. 

August 24 Virginia Mega Mile Motorcycle Race at Colonial Downs   Gates open 9 am, Timed practice 10:15 to noon. Opening Ceremonies 12:30 pm.  Racing begins at 1 pm.  AMAPRO Flat Dirt Track Racing.  Tickets in advance: $25, Kids 12 and under: $5  American Motorcyclist Association Racing Circuit. For tickets see Colonial Downs or call 804-966-RACE.

August 24 New Kent Lions Club Shrimp Feast  4 to 7 pm 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.  Admission $30.  Tickets are available at C&F Bank in Providence Forge, BB&T Bank in Charles City, Paul's Produce at Rt. 249 and Dispatch Road in Quinton or call 966-2264 or 966-5870. 

August 31 Labor Day Weekend Concert at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa..  For more information call 804 966-8362 or see www.rockahock.com 

September 2 Labor Day

September 3 First Day of School 
Drive Safely
 

September 5 to November 7 New Kent University The popular program will be conducted on 10 consecutive Thursdays from 1 to 3:30 pm.  Learn about New Kent County Government.  The deadline for applying is August 19.  Contact Krista Eutsey at 804-966-9683 or email kmeutsey@newkent.va.us  

September 7 New Kent Gymnastics Center 3rd Anniversary 1 to 4 pm at New Kent Gymnastics Center, located 1/2 mile off of the Talleysville exit (211) Suite 112, 6540 Emmaus Church Road. Providence Forge 23140. Family activities and games, obstacle courses, trampoline play and cupcakes! No admission fee. Get info about our Fall classes.

September 11 9/11 Ceremonial Wreath Laying   Sponsored by New Kent County Public Safety.  Rain or Shine.

September 11 Providence Forge Ruritan Golf Tournament at Brookwoods Golf Course.  1 pm start. Golf, Steak Dinner, Prizes  $70 per person/ $280 per team.   Funds support scholarships for New Kent Students.  Hole Sponsorships available.  For more information contact Alan Files at 804-400-8148 or email alanfiles@gmail.com

September 11 Blood Drive 3 to 8 pm at the Quinton Community Center (3041 New Kent Highway, Quinton, VA 23141) on Rt. 249.  Sponsored by the Providence Forge Ruritan Club and Virginia Blood Services.  Walk ins welcome.  For more information or to make a reservation see www.vadonor.org and type in the sponsor code "nkruritan"  For more information call Alan Files at 400-8148.

September 12 Red Cross Blood Drive 1 to 6 pm at the Health and Human Services Building at New Kent Courthouse.  For more information or to sign up call 804-966-9683. 

September 12 New Kent Winery Cooking Class 11 am to 2 pm and again from 4 to 7 pm at the Winery.  Chef Tammy Brawley Chef and owner of Richmond's The Green Kitchen will provide recipes, demonstrations and gourmet food along with wines from New Kent Winery.  Classes are $50 per person. Call 932-8240 to make reservations.

September 13 New Kent v York - Varsity Football 7:00 pm at the New Kent High School Football Field

September 14 Swing for the Arts 8 am at Royal New Kent Golf Club, 10100 Kentland Road  Sponsored by New Kent High School to support Visual and  Performing Arts programs and to provide scholarships.  Captain's Choice, Shotgun Start  Hole Sponsorships available.  Contact Chris Valdrighi or Susan Musselman for more information

September 14 Sgt. Grant Perry Memorial Poker Run Registration 10-11 am at the Sportsman Restaurant in Providence Forge.  The first bike out will be a 11 am and the last bike in will be at 3 pm.  Proceeds to benefit the Lonesome Dove Equestrian Center, a non-profit therapeutic riding center in Powhatan. For more information contact Tish Walker at 804-568-7574.

September 15 Classics on the Green at New Kent Winery in Talleysville. Sponsored by Classic Automotive Events of Virginia, Inc., in conjunction with the Central Virginia British Car Club.  Tickets available at New Kent Winery or www.classicsonthegreen.com 

September 17 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours 6:30 pm at The Gazebo @ Rock Creek Villas.   Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

September 18 Flu Clinic 4 to 6 pm at Rock Creek Villas on Rt. 60 in Quinton.  Sponsored by Rite Aid.  For more information call 932-4336.

September 18 First Day of Harness Racing at Colonial Downs   Harness Racing is scheduled on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from September 18 through October 27.  Post time is 1 pm.

September 20 Lanexa Fire Station Benefit Golf Tournament 12:00 pm at Royal New Kent Golf Course.  Team: $300, Individual: $75.  Million dollar hole-in-one shootout.  Longest drive, closest to the pin contests. For more information call 757-561-3640 or email lanexastation4auxilliary@wildblue.net

September 21 Flu Clinic  9 am to 3 pm at New Kent County Fair  at Colonial Downs.  Sponsored by Rite Aid.  For more information call 932-4336.

September 21 Car Show at the New Kent County Fair at Colonial Downs Sponsored by the New Kent Historical Society.  Entries are due by August 31.  Call Tim Timberlake at 804-513-6587.

September 20, 21, 22 New Kent County Fair  at Colonial Downs. Booth Rentals: Call Dottie Brandon at 966-2876.  Advertise in the Fair Program: Call Martha Martin at 932-3155.  Exotic Petting Zoo, Mechanical Bull Riding, 5K race & Fun Run, Children's Rides, Historic Exhibits, Parade, Entertainment, Duck Calling Contest, Pony and Camel Rides, Harness Racing and more.  Like New Kent County Fair on Facebook.

September 25 New Kent StageHands Organization Meeting 7 pm at the New Kent Middle School Auditorium.  The New Kent community theater group.  Openings for Actors/Actresses, Technical Staff & Backstage.  For more information call Beverly at 966-5972

September 26 Beekeeping Workshop 7 to 9 pm at the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office, 11809 New Kent Highway.  No Charge. For more information or to register call 804-966-9645.

September 27 Sarah Lindsey Gupta Memorial Golf Tournament 1 pm shotgun start at the Club at Viniterra.  $400 for foursome.  Includes lunch and dinner.  For more information contact Patrick Evelyn at 512-8150 or email pevelyn@verizon.net.

September 27 New Kent v Grafton - Varsity Football 7:00 pm at the New Kent High School Football Field

September 28 Masquerade Parade Staging at 2 pm at the New Kent Visitors Center on Vineyards Parkway (Rt. 106)  Hosted by Journey Trails.  "After Party" and "Chili Cook-Off" at Journey Trails on Parrish Road. For more information and entry forms see info@journeytrails.com or pick up the form at Cornerstone Thrift Store in Providence Forge.

September 28 Shore to Shore LaSertoma Spaghetti Dinner 4 to 7 pm at Quinton Fire and EMS, next to Sun's Restaurant on Rt. 249 (New Kent Hwy) Eat In or Take Out: $9 at the door.  Includes spaghetti with al the fixings, salad, bread, beverages and Homemade Deserts. All proceeds benefit the Shore to Shore LaSertoma Give a Hand Up Sponsorship, to help a needy family in New Kent County.

September 28 Matthew's Haven Steaks & Steeds at Millstone Farm in Quinton.

September 28 Warrior Dash Virginia at Colonial Downs   Mud crawling, fire-leaping extreme run from hell.

September 28, 29 Chickahominy Indian Tribe Fall Festival & Pow-Wow Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Grand Entry at noon; Sunday 11 am to 6 pm, Grand Entry at 1 pm.  At the Chickahominy Tribal Grounds, 8200 Lott Cary Road in Charles City County. Indian Dancers, Arts and Crafts, Indian Fry Bread, and more.  For more information call 804-829-2027 or 804-966-2448.

September 28-29 Gastroparesis Awareness Event 9 am to 2 pm at Rick's Stop and Shop on Rt. 249.  Vendors, crafters with benefits to help support the medical needs of Rachel Hobson.  Sponsored by CB's Gifts and Goodies. For more information call 512-3391 or 382-8212. 

September 29 Bluegrass Faith Festival at Rockahock Campground, on Outpost Road in Lanexa.  Presented by Providence Forge Presbyterian Church.

September 30 New Kent Republican Party Headquarters Grand Opening 6 pm at 3300 New Kent Highway (Rt. 249)  For information call 241-6160.

October 4 New Kent v Tabb - Varsity Football Homecoming 7:00 pm at the New Kent High School Football Field. New Kent Educational Foundation Night.

Sept 30, Oct 1,2,4, 5  Book Sale at Heritage Public Library, 6215D Chesapeake Circle off of Rt. 155 near Dairy Queen.  For more information call the library at 966-2480. 

October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 Journey Haunted Trails 7:30 to 10:30 pm at the "New" Place A Unique Truth-based haunt that will scare you mind, body, and soul. Just one mile south of Interstate 64 at exit 211.  Every Friday and Saturday in October.  Sponsored by the New Hope Church.

October 5 Providence Forge Ruritan Brunswick Stew Sale 10 am to 3 pm at C&F Bank in Providence Forge, Kentland Trail at Rt. 155, Sandston Cleaners and the Providence Forge Recreation Center on Carriage Road.  Virginia State Fair Award Winning Brunswick Stew Recipe.  $8 per Quart.  Get advance tickets from any Providence Forge Ruritan Club member or call 804-966-2615.

October 5 Virginia Celtic Gathering & Highland Games at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  For more information call 804 966-8362 or see www.rockahock.com 

October 6 Broken Walls Concert 7 pm at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  For more information call 804 966-8362 or see www.rockahock.com 

October 8 New Kent Winery Cooking Class 11 am to 2 pm and again from 4 to 7 pm at the Winery.  Chef Tammy Brawley Chef and owner of Richmond's The Green Kitchen will provide recipes, demonstrations and gourmet food along with wines from New Kent Winery.  Classes are $50 per person. Call 932-8240 to make reservations.

October 11 "Fore" the Children Golf Tournament Shotgun Start at 1 pm at Brookwoods Golf Club.  Sponsored by the New Kent Junior Woman's Club to benefit youth programs in New Kent County.  For information on Hole, Lunch or Beverage Sponsorships contact Donna Gammon at 804-338-6030 or email ddgammon@cox.net.

October 12 Fall Festival 8 am to 2 pm at Providence United Methodist Church, 4001 New Kent Highway.  Huge Yard Sale, Bake Sale, Brunswick Stew, Breakfast and Lunch.  Homegrown Vegetables and Pumpkins, Children's Activities and Games.  For more information call 932-4973.

October 12 Five Lakes Community Fall Yard Sale 8 am to noon Residents will hold yard sales throughout the subdivision.  For more information call 804-932-9423.

October 12 NKHS Fall Plant Sale 8 am to noon at the greenhouse behind New Kent High School.  8" Mums: $4.50. 6" Pansies: $2.50.  All proceeds benefit student programs at NKHS.

October 12 Pumpkin Sale 10 am to 2 pm at the Mann Page Masonic Lodge, at Rt. 155 and Rt. 60 in Providence Forge.  

 October 12 Open House at Quinton Volunteer Fire & EMS, Co 2 10 am to noon at the firehouse on Rt. 249 in Quinton.  Raffles, child finger printing, bounce house, snowcones, flu shots and more.

October 12 Live Bats - Stellaluna Storytime 10:30 am at Heritage Public Library, 6215D Chesapeake Circle off of Rt. 155 near Dairy Queen.  Presented by Bat World Hampton with a variety of live bats.  For more information call the library at 966-2480.

October 12 Fire Prevention Open House at Providence Forge Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Station 1  11 am to 3 pm at the firehouse on Rt. 155 just north of Providence Forge.  For more information call 804-966-5322.

October 12 G. W. Watkins Alumni Scholastic Association Meeting 3 pm at Cumberland Community Center.

October 12 St. Peter's Oyster Roast, Fish Feast and Shrimp Bonanza  Serving 4 to 7 pm. at White House Landing. Sponsored by St. Peters Parish Church.  Contact St. Peter's Church at 804-932-4846 or email stpeters.admin1@gmail.com

October 15: Last Day to Register for the November 5 General Election.  (Monday, October 14 is a legal holiday, Columbus Day.  Therefore the last day to register to vote is the next business day, Tuesday, October 15, 2013.)  

October 15 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours 6:30 pm at EVB on Rt. 249 in Quinton.  Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

October 17 Earthquake Shakeout Day 10:17 am Residents are encouraged to join New Kent County in participating in a simultaneous multi-state earthquake drill.  For more information see www.shakeout.org

October 16, 18, 19 Quilt Display at Heritage Public Library
6125D Chesapeake Circle (Near Dairy Queen on Rt. 155) Beautiful handmade quilts. Admission is free.  Hours: Wednesday: 10 am to 6 pm; Friday: 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday: 10 am to 2 pm.  Raffle tickets will also be available for sale for the New Kent Historical Society Quilt and the Library Quilt.  Also order your copy of the 2014 Farmer's Almanac book, calendar, children's almanac and cookbooks.  For more information call 804-966-2480.   

October 17, 18, 19 Family Fall Blue Grass Festival at Rockahock Campground  For more information call 804 966-8362 or see www.rockahock.com 

October 19 Senior Yard Sale 8 am to 1 pm at Quinton Park on Henpeck Road.  Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation.

October 19 New Kent High School PTO Car, Truck & Bike Show 9 am to 4 pm at New Kent High School.  This is a judged show in cooperation with the Car Club Council of Virginia.  $20 car or truck registration is form 9 am to noon. 40 trophies. crafts, food, music and more.  Free Admission.  For more information contact Ginger Hayes at 804-514-4314 (email: vhayes5@cox.net ) or see www.carclubcouncil.com

October 19 Concealed Weapons Class 9 am to 1 pm at the New Kent Sheriff's Office.  For more information or to reserve a spot call Corporal Heath Jenkins at 804-966-9500 or 804-966-9671, x6.

October 19 Makemie Madness 9 am to 3 pm at Makemie Woods.  9 am Makemie Woods 5K race. (Entry fee $25, Check in at 8 am, Race begins at 9 am) Other events are free and begin at 10:30 am. Hot Air Balloon rides, zip line, archery, corn hole, and more.   For more more information call 757-566-1498 or visit www.makwoods.org.

October 19 New Kent History Guided Tour - East 11 am to 4 pm.  Meet at 10:45 am at the Historic New Kent Jail.  Barhamsville, Eltham, Saude Creek Winery, Cumberland, New Kent Courthouse District.  Lunch (not included) at the Farmer's Daughter Restaurant in Eltham. Tour Guide: Stran Trout.  Sponsored by the New Kent Historical Society.  $3 for New Kent Historical Society Members.  $6 for non-members.  For more information or to register call 804-966-8587.

October 19 Harvest Hoe-Down 11 am to 4 pm at the Holly Fork Pumpkin Patch in Barhamsville.  Food, Hay Rides, Inflatables, turkey calling contest, pumpkin launching.  Fun for the whole Family. Vendor space available.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the NKES PTO.  For more information contact sldinbvilleva@aol.com or call 804-366-6349.

October 22 Congressman Eric Cantor's New Kent Office Hours  11 am to noon in the Boardroom of the New Kent County Administration Building, 12007 Courthouse Circle.  A representative of Congressman Eric Cantor will be available to help with Questions and Concerns.

October 23 DMV at New Kent Courthouse  9 am to 4 pm. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles will bring their offices to the parking lot of the historic New Kent Courthouse for all DMV transactions including, Driver's licenses and ID cards, road and knowledge tests, and pictures taken.  Customers can order disabled parking placards or plates, get vehicle titles, license plates and decals.

October 25 Momster Mash at Quinton Community Center.  Ages 4-7: 6 to 7:30 pm. Ages 8-10: 7:30 to 9 pm.  Put on your costumes for fun, friends, games, snacks & more!  Mom and Kid: $10.  Each additional kid: $3  Sponsored by New Kent Parks & Recreation Department.  For more information call 804-966-8502 or 757-564-3480.

October 25 New Kent v Lafayette - Varsity Football 7:00 pm at the New Kent High School Football Field

October 25, 26 Spooktacular Weekend at Rockahock Campground in Lanexa.
Friday: Movie at 7 pm. 
Saturday: 11 am to 9 pm Inflatables, pumpkin decorating, apple dipping, cotton candy.  Bingo: 3 to 4:30 pm.  Costume Contest: 6 to 7 pm.  Trick or treating: 7 to 8:30 pm.  Haunted House: 7:30 to 10 pm.  For more information visit www.rockahock.com.

October 26 Community Fall Festival 8 am to 4 pm at Providence Forge Hardware, 9321 Pocahontas Trail.  Raffles, bounce house, store specials, entertainment by DJ Billy Hale.  Chili Cook-Off.  Vendors, Crafters and Hobbyists needed.  For more information call 966-9076.

October 26 Child ID Program and Pumpkin Sale 10 am to 2 pm at the Mann Page Masonic Lodge, at Rt. 155 and Rt. 60 in Providence Forge. For more information see www.vachip.org

October 26 Prescription and Expired Drug Take Back 10 am to 2 pm at the New Kent Sheriff's Office at the Courthouse Complex and at Quinton Volunteer Fire & Emergency Medical Services (NK Fire Co 2) at 5251 New Kent Highway in Quinton.  All types of medication and prescriptions will be accepted for safe disposal except syringes.  All submissions are considered anonymous and no questions will be asked by law enforcement.  For more information contact Lt. J. L. Hamby at 804-966-9500.

October 26 MidAtlantic Horse Rescue Benefit Golf Tournament Tee Time 11 am at Royal New Kent Golf Club.  Captain's Choice.  For more information or to register contact Kathleen Stott at 804-916-0314.

October 26 Trackside Cornhole Tourney & Tailgate Party at Colonial Downs Harness Racing is scheduled on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from September 18 through October 27.  Post time is 1 pm.

October 26 Rabies Clinic 1 to 4 pm at the Village Veterinary Hospital, 10500 New Kent Hwy, New Kent, VA 23124. Cost: $8 Dogs should be on a leash; cats in carriers.  For more information call 966-5999

October 26 Fall Arts & Crafts and Lions Club Brunswick Stew  9 am to 2 pm at the Providence Forge Recreation Center, 9900 Carriage Rd.  Call Debbie Ivey at 804-966-5870 for more information.

October 26 Fall Festival 2 to 7:30 pm at Hopewell Baptist Church, 5061 Hopewell Road. Chili and dessert cook-off. Call 932-4906 for more information.

October 26 Halloween Costume Party at New Kent Winery  Barrel Club Event  For more information call 932-8240.

October 26 Hallowine Festival 6 to 9 pm at  Saudé Creek Vineyards, 16230 Cooks Mill Road. Live music, great BBQ by the Scottish Pig, costume contests, raffles, and more.  $15 at the gate.   For directions and more information call 804-966-5896 or see www.saudecreek.com

October 27 Mini Harvest Hoe-Down 10 am to 6 pm at the Holly Fork Pumpkin Patch in Barhamsville.  Vendors, kid activities, food and pumpkin bargains.  For more information call 804-366-6349.

October 27 Last Day of Harness Racing at Colonial Downs   Harness Racing is scheduled on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from September 18 through October 27.  Post time is 1 pm.

October 27 Virginia Harness $300,000 "Day of Champions" at Colonial Downs  2 and 3 year old pacers and trotters of both sexes will compete in 8 divisional championship races. Harness Racing is scheduled on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from September 18 through October 27.  Post time is 1 pm.

October 29 Deadline to Apply for Absentee Ballot by Mail for the November 5 General Election.

October 30 Fall Festival 6 to 7:30 pm at Kentwood Heights Baptist Church.  Hot dogs and Trunk-or-treat.  For more information call 804-932-5370.

October 30 Band-O-Rama 7 pm at the New Kent High School Auditorium.  New Kent marching and concert bands.  Free admission.

October 31 3rd Annual Witches Brew 11 am to 5 pm at EVB, 2599 New Kent Highway (Rt. 249) in Quinton.  Proceeds will support the New Kent Educational Foundation.  Purchase a "Bowl of Ghoul for our Schools"  A variety of soups and stews will be available.  For more information call 804-932-8267.

October 31 Trunk or Treat - Fall Festival 5 to 8 pm at the Rockadome at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  Dress up in your favorite costume.  Moon Bounce, Inflatable Obstacle Course, Barrel Train Rides, Games, Candy, Trucks, Costumes, Prizes, Hotdogs and more. Sponsored by Journey Christian Fellowship. For more information call 804 966-8362 or see www.rockahock.com

October 31 Trunk or Treat 6 to 8 pm at Emmaus Baptist Church, 6700 Emmaus Church Road (Rt. 106).  Hot dogs, chili cook off, hayride, and more.  For more information call 804 966-5238.

November 1 Halloween Candy Buy Back 4 to 6 pm at Dr. Vicki L. Tibbs, DDS, Dental Office, Brianwood Business Park.  For ages 2 to 12.  We will buy back your candy at $1 per pound up to 5 pounds.  Candy donations along with notes of gratitude from kids to the troops and toothbrushes will be sent to our armed forces via Operation Gratitude.  For more information call 932-4537 or see www.quintondental.com 

November 2 Yard Sale 8 am to 2 pm at A Wild Bunch Florist, 3620 North Courthouse Rd. ( Rt. 155) in Providence Forge.  Sponsored by ASOVA - Assisting Strays of Virginia to benefit homeless pets.

November 2 International Food and Harvest Festival 10 am to 1 pm at Second Liberty Baptist Church, 8140 George W. Watkins Road in Quinton. Games, Food and more.   For more information call 804-932-4245. 

November 2 Memorial Service for Jacob Vick 1 pm at New Kent High School, 7501 Egypt Rd.

November 2 New Kent Authors Book Signing 1 to 4 pm at Rose and Crown Restaurant at New Kent Courthouse.  

November 2 Deadline to Apply for Absentee Ballot In Person for the November 5 General Election.  

November 2 Strike It Rich for Education Bowl-a-Thon at AMF Hanover Lanes.  All proceeds benefit New Kent County Public School students and staff. Sponsored by the New Kent Educational Foundation.   For more information call 966-8526.

November 2 Costume Dance 9 pm to 1 am at Cumberland Community Center on Rt. 249 east of New Kent Courthouse.  For more information call 757-869-2322.

November 3 End of Daylight Savings Time Set your clocks back one hour At 2 am on Sunday set your clocks back to 1 am.  US Daylight Savings runs from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.

November 3 New Kent Historical Society Meeting 2:30 at the Historic Courthouse.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

November 5 General Election Governor: Terry R. McAuliffe, Kenneth Cuccinelli, and Robert Sarvis; Lt. Governor: E. W. Jackson and Ralph S. Northam; Attorney General: Mark Obenshain and Mark R. Herring; 97th District Delegate: Christopher K. Peace.  All New Kent Polls will be open from 6 am to 7 pm.  Last Day to Register: October 15.  Deadline to apply for Absentee Ballot: By Mail: October 29, In Person: November 2. 
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November 8, 9 and 15, 16 Yard Sale Lafon's, 5208 New Kent Highway (Rt. 249)  Sponsored by Second Liberty Baptist Church.  Open on Fridays from 3 to 6 pm and Saturdays from 7:30 to 11 am

November 9 New Kent History Guided Tour - West 11 am to 4 pm.  Meet at 10:45 am at the Historic New Kent Jail.  Quinton, Tunstall, Talleysville, New Kent Winery, and Providence Forge.  Dinner (not included) at the Rose and Crown Tavern at New Kent Courthouse. Tour Guide: Juilian Lipscomb.  Sponsored by the New Kent Historical Society.  $3 for New Kent Historical Society Members.  $6 for non-members.  For more information or to register call 804-966-8587.

November 9 Kristi Betler Benefit Concert 2 to 5 pm at Rockahock Campground in Lanexa.  Music by Churchyard Grass.

November 10 Annual Turkey Dinner  Noon to 2 pm at G. W. Watkins Elementary School, Rt. 249 in Quinton.  Sponsored by the Quinton Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Company 2.  Menu: Turkey, dressing, gravy, string beans, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, rolls, homemade desserts, coffee or tea. Adults $10, Children 6 and under: $5.  For more information call 932-3976.

November 10 Sensational Gospel Concert 4 pm at Cumberland Community Center on Rt. 249 east of New Kent Courthouse. Featuring the Sensational Gospel Tones.  For more information call 814-5852

November 11 New Kent Middle School Veterans Day Tribute  9 am.  Reception for veterans begins at 8:30 am.  Open to the public. All veterans are especially invited.

November 13 New Kent Winery Cooking Class 11 am to 2 pm and again from 4 to 7 pm at the Winery.  Chef Tammy Brawley Chef and owner of Richmond's The Green Kitchen will provide recipes, demonstrations and gourmet food along with wines from New Kent Winery.  Classes are $50 per person. Call 932-8240 to make reservations.

November 15, 16 Yard Sale at Lafon's, 5208 New Kent Highway (Rt. 249)  Sponsored by Second Liberty Baptist Church.  Open on Fridays from 3 to 6 pm and Saturdays from 7:30 to 11 am

CANCELLED Providence Forge Ruritan Brunswick Stew Sale 9 am to 1 pm at C&F Bank in Providence Forge and the Providence Forge Recreation Center on Carriage Road.  Virginia State Fair Award Winning Brunswick Stew Recipe.  $8 per Quart.  For more information call 804-966-2615.

November 16 Free Flu Shots 9 am to noon at Rising Mt. Zion Church.  Sponsored by the Chickahominy Health District.

November 16 Griffs Room Band Concert 6 to 9 pm at Saudé Creek Vineyards, 16230 Cook's Mill Road Tickets: $15 includes a BBQ dinner and glass of wine and souvenir glass.  For more information see www.saudecreek.com

November 17 Blood Drive 10 am to 3 pm at St. Luke Baptist Church in Plum Point.  Walk-ins are welcome.  Sponsored by St. Luke Baptist Church Missionaries. For more information call Mary Holmes at 804-832-3513.

November 19 New Kent Senior Law Day at New Kent Social Services Office Meet with an attorney from Williams Mullen Law Firm.  For ages 55 and over. Wills, Advance Medical Directives, Durable Powers of Attorney.  Call for your appointment by November 8 - Ivan Tolbert at Senior Connections 804-672-4498 or itolbert@youraaa.org.

November 19 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Meeting 6:30 pm at the New Kent Visitors and Commerce Center on Rt. 106 at Interstate 64 Exit 211.  Speaker: Tom Jacobson, Urban League Institute of Richmond, and New Kent County Administrator Rodney Hathaway on land use an water run off.   BR. Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

November 22 Health Insurance Clinic 1 to 2 pm at Heritage Public Library, 6125D Chesapeake Circle (Near Dairy Queen on Rt. 155) Information on the health insurance market place and finding the right plan for you.  Facilitated by Lindsey Johnson. For more information call 966-2480.

 

November 28 Thanksgiving Day

November 28 Forge Thanksgiving Feast noon to 4 pm at the Providence Forge Recreation Center, 9900 Carriage Road.  Sponsored by the Forge Foundation. All are invited.  All you can eat for 99 cents. For more information contact Ron Stiers at 804-432-9696.  Donations can be made to the Forge Foundation, P. O. Box 4, Providence Forge, VA 23140.

Rotary Christmas Tree Sales
November 29 - Until the Trees Sell Out
 
Thursday and Friday: 3 to 7 pm.  Saturdays: 10 am to 7 pm, and Sundays: noon to 7 pm.  East of the stoplight on Rt. 60 in Providence Forge Next to Francisco Robinson Real Estate Offices, 9411 Pocahontas Trail, and Source Hardware on Rt. 249 in Quinton.  Beautiful Freshly Cut Fraser Fir Trees.  Starting at $35.  Pick the right tree for your home.  Sponsored by the Rotary Club of New Kent.  For more information or to reserve a tree call 804-966-2011 or email jackie@newkentcoatings.com

December 3 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Christmas Party 6:30 pm at Royal New Kent Golf Club. Chamber members and non-members: $10.00

December 4 Blood Drive 3 to 8 pm at the Quinton Community Center (3041 New Kent Highway, Quinton, VA 23141) on Rt. 249.  Sponsored by the Providence Forge Ruritan Club and Virginia Blood Services.  Walk ins welcome.  For more information or to make a reservation see www.vadonor.org and type in the sponsor code "nkruritan"  For more information call Alan Files at 400-8148.

December 4 Cracking the Code 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Media Center at New Kent High School.  Find out how your student is being affected by social media. Discover the latest trends in cyber bullying, signs that you should look for, and ways in which you can help your student.  Brought to you in conjunction with NKHS, NKSO, PTSO, and the Guidance Dept.  For more information email Jennifer Smethurst.

December 4, 5, 6 Christmas Drive Through Nativity 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Liberty Baptist Church on Rt. 60 in Lanexa. You will travel through twelve scenes depicting the birth of Jesus and more. There will be real actors, actresses, animals and outstanding scenery. Come and experience the creation of God, the birth of Jesus, and the resurrection. Free.  Everyone is invited.  For more information call 966-2659.

December 5, 6, 7 "Anything Goes" featuring students from New Kent High School and the Astor School in Dover, England.  A musical set on a cruise ship written by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse with music and lyrics by Cole Porter.  For more information call NKHS at 804-966-9671.

December 7 Pearl Harbor: Before and Beyond 10 am at Heritage Public Library, 6125D Chesapeake Circle (Near Dairy Queen on Rt. 155) Steve Rula Jr. recounts the life of his father in a posthumously published book.  For more information call 966-2480.  

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER December 8 Providence Forge Christmas Parade 2 pm (rain or shine) Entry Deadline December 1.  For more information call 966-9076.

December 10 Santa's Calling  6 to 8:30 pm  Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation.  For more information call 966-8537 or email ssbordner@co.newkent.state.va.us.

December 12 Red Cross Blood Drive 1 to 6 pm at the Health and Human Services Building at New Kent Courthouse.  For more information or to sign up call 804-966-9683. 

December 13 "Born in the Hay" 7 pm at Kentwood Heights Baptist Church on Rt. 249 in Quinton.  Free gift for kids.  For more information call 932-5370.

December 14 "Breakfast Honey?" 9 am to noon at the Quinton Volunteer Fire & EMS Fire Station on Rt. 249 (Company 2)  Breakfast with Santa includes honey, biscuits, eggs, sausage, juice, tea and more.  Adults: $8 Children: $6.  Age Five and under free.  For more information call 932-8307.

December 14 Breakfast with Santa 9 to 11 am at the Providence Forge Recreation Center on Carriage Road just east of Providence Forge.  Sponsored by the New Kent Jr. Women's Club.  Story Telling, Letters to Santa, Children's Crafts, Pancakes and Sausage, Pictures with Santa by Ron Stiers.  Tickets $8.  Advance sales only.  For tickets or information contact Debbie Richards at 703-475-0080 or Cathy Davis at 804-843-3029.

December 16 Budget Workshop 6 pm at Heritage Public Library
6125D Chesapeake Circle (Near Dairy Queen on Rt. 155)
No Charge.  RSVP required call Susann Brown at 366-7405.

December 11 to 19 Quinton Volunteer Fire/EMS (Fire Company 2) Santa Run  Santa will ride on a fire engine and tour the Western part of New Kent County.

December 16 to 20 Providence Forge Volunteer Fire & Rescue (Fire Company 1) Santa Run  Santa will ride on a fire engine and tour the Eastern part of New Kent County.

December 21 Saudé Creek Vineyards Open House 11 am to 9 pm Pictures with Santa, ornament making, live music.  16230 Cook's Mill Road, Lanexa, VA 23089.  For directions and more information call 804-843-7100 or see www.saudecreek.com 

December 22 Holiday Chocolate Making 1 to 3 pm at Parks and Recreation Office.  Fee: $15.  Ages 7-12.  Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation.  For more information call 966-8502.

December 22 Gingerbread House Decoration 4 to 6 pm at Parks and Recreation Office.  Fee: $20.  Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation.  For more information call 966-8502.

December 25 Merry Christmas!

 

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