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Heritage Public Library
7791 Invicta Lane, New Kent, VA 23124, in Maidstone at New Kent Courthouse

Mon: 10 am to 8 pm
Tues: 10 am to 8 pm
Wed: 10 am to 6 pm
Thurs: Closed
Fri: 9 am to 5 pm
Sat: 10 am to 2 pm
Sun: Closed
Phone: 804 966-2480
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New Kent Parks & Recreation Department 
Business Hours: Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm.
Office: 804-966-8502 or
757-564-3480
Fax: 804-966-8562 
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NK Voter Registration
Social Services Building
Monday - Friday
8 am to 4:30 pm
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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 lavonne@newkenthistoricalsoc.com to arrange a visit at other times.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY CALENDAR
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EW KENT COUNTY, VIRGINIA

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Email your events to strantrout@newkent.net  

NK Girls Softball League plays at Hawkins Field in Woodhaven Shores. Map

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

September 15 New Kent v Bruton - Varsity Football 7:00 pm at the New Kent High School Football Field - Ed Allen Jr. Athletic Complex.

September 16 Rope N' Run - at the Murphy Farm on Airport Road - Barrel Racing, Team Roping, Open Tie Down, Walk up Goat Tying, vendors, food, Silent Auction.  Sponsored by the Special Olympics.  All proceeds and donations will go to benefit the Special Olympics in New Kent.  For more information contact murphyfarmva@gmail.com 

September 17 Farmer's Market 11 am to 2 pm at the New Kent Winery in Talleysville.  For more information see New Kent Winery or call 804-932-8240.

CANCELLED September 17-18 Classics on the Green at New Kent Winery in Talleysville, just north of  Interstate 64 on Rt. 106.  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 19 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Meeting 6 to 8 pm at Proclaiming Grace Outreach Center, 20051 Tabernacle Road, Barhamsville, VA 23011.  The New Kent Chamber of Commerce meets on the third Tuesday of each month at various locations.

September 20 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 804-337-7296.

September 21 Day of Play New Kent County was named a Playful City USA Community.  For more information see Inside New Kent or call NKPR at 966-8502.

September 23, 24 Chickahominy Indian Tribe Fall Festival & Pow-Wow  At the Chickahominy Tribal Grounds, 8200 Lott Cary Road in Charles City County. Indian Dancers, Arts and Crafts, Indian Fry Bread, and more.  

September 27 Virginia Senior Games Prep for 2018 11 am Location to be determined.  Please bring a side covered dish item to share to go with chicken.  Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation.  For more information call 966-8502.

September 29 New Kent v Jamestown - Varsity Football 7:00 pm at the New Kent High School Football Field - Ed Allen Jr. Athletic Complex.

September 30 Cork-N-Brew Oyster Roast 5 to 9 pm at Saudé Creek Vineyards, 16230 Cook's Mill Road, Lanexa, VA 23089, overlooking the Pamunkey River.  Tickets are $10 and include a souvenir glass, a glass of wine from our tasting menu or a cup of beer.  Tickets can be purchased at the winery only.  For directions and more information call 804-966-5896 or see  Saudé Creek Vineyards

September 30 Mystery-Dinner Theatre 6:30 pm at the Quinton Community Center, 3041 New Kent Hwy, Quinton, VA 23141.  Meet and greet the performers at 6 pm.  Performed by New Kent StageHands and benefiting the New Kent County Fair Association. Tickets must be purchased in advance.  For tickets or more information call Martha at 932-3155 or Karen at 932-3450. 

October 1 Harvest Festival 11 am to 5 pm at the New Kent Winery in Talleysville.  For more information see New Kent Winery or call 804-932-8240.

October 6 "Fore the Children" Golf Tournament at Brickshire Golf Club.  Sponsored by the New Kent Junior Woman's Club to benefit youth programs in New Kent County.  11:30 am.  For more information contact Debbie Richards at 703-475-0080, email sscottanddeb@aol.com; or Jo Driscole at 757-880-2989, email jo.a.driscole.civ@mail.mil.

October 7 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.  New Kent Humane Society Pet Adoption, 8 am to 2 pm. For more information call 932-4973.

October 14 A Day at the New Kent Ordinary 10 am to 6 pm at the Ordinary, 12000 New Kent Hwy, across from the historic New Kent Courthouse.  Speakers on New Kent and Charles City history, Revolutionary War encampment, colonial era music, children's archaeological dig, and more.
Unveiling of the new James Lafayette portrait at 2 pm. 

October 14 GOA Fall Oyster & Shrimp Festival 1:30 to 11:30 pm at Ed Allen's Campground & Cottages, 13501 Campground Rd., Lanexa, VA 23089.  Purchase tickets at GOA Fall Oyster & Shrimp Festival.

October 14 St. Peter's Oyster Roast Serving 4-6 pm at 11805 Whitehouse Rd on the Pamunkey River. Sponsored by St. Peter's Parish Church. Advance Tickets: Adults: $35; $40 at the door; Children ages 6-12: $10.  For more information call 932-4846 email stpeters.admin1@gmail.com or see St. Peter's Oyster Roast.  Tickets also available at Wood's Body Shop, 5421 Pocahontas Trail (Rt. 60), Email stacey@woodsbodyshop.com

October 15 Farmer's Market 11 am to 2 pm at the New Kent Winery in Talleysville.  For more information see New Kent Winery or call 804-932-8240.

October 17, 20, 30 New Kent Christmas Mother Interviews in the Corinth Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at New Kent Courthouse. Oct 17: 6 to 8 pm; Oct 20: 9 to 11 am; and Oct 30: 6 to 8 pm.  No applications accepted after Oct 30.  Sponsored by LaSertoma.  For more information call 804-966-9209.

October 17 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Meeting 6 to 8 pm at EVB | Quinton Branch, 2599 New Kent Highway
Quinton, VA 23141.  The
New Kent Chamber of Commerce meets on the third Tuesday of each month at various locations.

October 19-21 Fall Bluegrass Festival at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  Hosted by Sweet Brenda and Him.  For more information call 804-966-8362.

October 20 New Kent v Smithfield - Varsity Football 7:00 pm at the New Kent High School Football Field - Ed Allen Jr. Athletic Complex. HOMECOMING

October 21 Harvest Hoedown at Holly Fork Pumpkin Patch 10 am to 4 pm.  Vendors, horse/pony rides, inflatables, good food, pumpkin launching, corn maze, fire trucks, hay rides, balloons, a great blue grass band & more.  Admission $2.
Holly Fork Pumpkin Patch at 4901 Holly Fork Rd. in Barhamsville is open beginning on September 23.   Hay rides, games, straw toss, pumpkin launching, and more.  For more information call 804-366-6349 or see www.hollyforkfarm.com.

October 21 Craft and Vendor Fair at the Dogwood Room, 3215 Rock Creek Villa Drive, Quinton, VA 23141.  (at Pocahontas Trail, Rt. 60 and Longview Rd.)  Crafters and Vendors Needed.  For more information and to reserve space contact shirleyclement@icloud.com or call 804-301-8518.

October 26, 27, 28 and November 10, 11  Chicago - The Musical   featuring American students from New Kent High School and New Kent Middle School and British students from Astor College and Duke of York Royal Military School in Kent, England.  Performances are at 7 pm each day at New Kent High School, with a matinee at 12:30 pm on Oct 28.   Oct 26, 27, 28 & Nov 2, 3 performances will be with British and American casts. November 10, 11 will be with an All New Kent cast. For more information call NKHS at 804-966-9671, or email Victoria Kesling at: vkesling@nkcps.k12.va.us.

October 27 New Kent Chamber Cup Golf Tournament Sponsored by the New Kent Chamber of Commerce.  For more information contact Connie Bryan at office@newkentchamber.org.

October 27 "Sing" 5:30 to 9:30 pm at Quinton Community Park on Henpeck Road.  Movies in the Park.  Movie, Popcorn & Drink. Admission: a new toy donation for the Christmas Mother.  For more information see Inside New Kent.

October 28, 29 Greater Lanexa Studio Tour A self-drive tour of studios featuring local artists and craftsmen. Follow the GLST signs from Rt 60 and Rt 627 in Eastern New Kent County. For more information see Greater Lanexa Studio Tour

October 31 Last Day to Request an Absentee Ballot by Mail for the November 7 General Election. For more information contact New Kent Voter Registration.

October 31 Last Day to Register to Vote or Update an Existing Registration for the November 7 General Election

November 3 New Kent v Warhill - Varsity Football 7:00 pm at the New Kent High School Football Field - Ed Allen Jr. Athletic Complex.

November 4 Last Day to Request an Absentee Ballot in Person for the November 7 General Election. For more information contact New Kent Voter Registration.

November 4 New Kent Military Photo Exhibit 11 am to 5 pm at Historic Cumberland Planation on the Pamunkey River.  Sponsored by the New Kent Historical Society In recognition of Veteran's Day, names, picture, uniforms and more will be on display from all American conflicts.  If you have pictures or uniforms to display contact info@newkenthistoricalsoc.com or call 804-966-8587. 

November 4 Strike It Rich for Education Bowl-a-Thon 2:30 to 4:30 pm at Hanover Lanes in Mechanicsville.  All proceeds benefit New Kent County Public School students and staff. Sponsored by the New Kent Educational Foundation.   For more information call 966-8526.   
Here is the link to register:  http://bit.ly/NKEFBAT12

November 5 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 7 General Election for Governor: Ralph Northam (D), Ed Gillespie (R), Cliff Hyra (Libertarian); Lt. Governor: Justin Fairfax (D),  Jill Vogel (R);  Attorney General: Mark Herring (D)John Adams (R) and Virginia House of Delegates 97th District: Christopher K. Peace (R), Cori E. Johnson (D)  All voting polls will be open from 6 am to 7 pm. For more information contact New Kent Voter Registration.

November 10, 11, 12, 17, 18  Nana's Naughty Knickers - New Kent StageHands Nov 10, 11, 17, 18: 7:30 pm; Nov 12: 2:30 pm at New Kent Middle School Auditorium.   Advance Sales: $7; A the door: $10. For tickets or more information call Martha at 932-3155.

 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 17 Friends-Giving Dance 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Quinton Community Center.  Sponsored by the Special Educational Advisoray Committee and NK Parks & Rec.  Music snacks and fun.  Admission: Donation of School Supplies.  For more information see Inside New Kent or call NKPR at 966-8502.

November 21 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Meeting 6 to 8 pm at Safe and Sound LLC, 18421 New Kent Hwy, Barhamsville, VA 23011.  The New Kent Chamber of Commerce meets on the third Tuesday of each month at various locations.

 

November 23 Thanksgiving Day

Rotary Christmas Tree Sales
November 24, 2017

at Source Hardware on Rt. 249 (New Kent Highway ) 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 Thursdays: 3 to 5 pm, Fridays: 3 to 6 pm,  Saturdays: 10 am to 6 pm, and Sundays: noon to 6 pm. 
Trees sell out early!

November 26 Jingle Bell Jog 2:30 check in; 3:30 pm Jog begins at the New Kent County Courthouse and school. $10 per person.  One mile run.  Long sleeved T-shirt, Jingle bell bracelet, Hot Chocolate at the Community Tree lighting. Registration. Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation.

November 26 New Kent Community Grand Illumination Begins at dusk at New Kent Historic Courthouse. Pictures with Santa, Children's Activities Caroling Storytelling Crafts & Vendors Local Entertainment Hot Chocolate Bar Food Vendors Pony Rides (weather permitting)  Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation.

December 3 Holiday Open House at the New Kent Historical Society  Museum 10 am to 3 pm in the 2 room schoolhouse at NK Courthouse
Music, crafts, cookies and more.

December 14 Santa's Calling  5:30 to 8:30 pm  Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation.  For more information call 966-8502.

December 25 Merry Christmas!

2018

January 1 Happy New Year!

January 22 Youth Sports Expo 10 am to 1 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.

February 9 Daddy-Daughter Dance at the Quinton Community Center ages Ages 4-11.  $12 for Dad & Daughter.  $3 for each add'l girl.  Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation.

March 11 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 16 Active Aging Adult Spring Luncheon  Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation.

March 23 Preschool Easter Egg Hunt 10:30 am at Quinton Park. For One to Five year olds. RSVP requested by March 14 to 966-8502. Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation.

April 1 Easter Sunday

April 21 Historic Garden Week New Kent Tour 10 am to 5 pm  Cumberland Plantation, Moss Side Plantation, Cedar Lane, and St. Peter's Church

May 27 Memorial Day

May 50th Anniversary of "Charles C. Green et al. v. County School Board of New Kent County, Virginia, et al", the most significant public school desegregation decision by the United States Supreme Court decided after Brown v. Board of Education, changing the practice of school systems throughout he nation.

May 5 The Legacy of the Green Case in New Kent County 2 to 4 pm at Watkins Elementary School, 6501 New Kent Highway, Quinton VA 23141. Free and open to the Public.

May 15 History of George W. Watkins Elementary School 7 pm at Watkins Elementary School, 6501 New Kent Highway, Quinton VA 23141. Hosted by the Watkins PTO and Watkins students.  Free and open to the Public.

May 20 Struggles of the Past Provide Faith in Our Future 3 to 5 pm at New Elam Baptist Church, 8101 Cumberland Road, New Kent, VA 23124.  Free and open to the Public.

May 27 Ceremony, Reception, Film, and Panel Discussion on "Civil Rights in the 21st Century" 2 to 5 pm at New Kent High School, 7365 Egypt Rd. New Kent VA, 23124.  Information, analysis and history of civil rights and the issues and concerns for the future.  Charge apply for some events.

June 12 Republican and Democratic Primary (if held)  for U. S. Senator and U. S. House of Representatives, (Should the selection be made by a Convention or only one candidate qualify for the primary ballot in any office, then no primary for that office will be held) For more information contact New Kent Voter Registration.

June 15 Last Day of School

July 4 Independence Day

 

September 3 Labor Day

November 3 Strike It Rich for Education Bowl-a-Thon 2:30 to 4:30 pm at Hanover Lanes in Mechanicsville.  All proceeds benefit New Kent County Public School students and staff. Sponsored by the New Kent Educational Foundation.   For more information call 966-8526.  egistration information to come.  

 

November 4 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 6 General Election for U. S. Senate and U. S. House of Representatives  All voting polls will be open from 6 am to 7 pm. For more information contact New Kent Voter Registration.

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 22 Thanksgiving Day

December 25 Merry Christmas!

2019

January 1 Happy New Year!

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.

April 21 Easter Sunday

May 28 Memorial Day

June 11 Republican and Democratic Primary (if held)  for Virginia Senate and Virginia House of Delegates (Should the selection be made by a Convention or only one candidate qualify for the primary ballot in any office, then no primary for that office will be held) For more information contact New Kent Voter Registration.

July 4 Independence Day

 

September 2 Labor Day

November 2 Strike It Rich for Education Bowl-a-Thon 2:30 to 4:30 pm at Hanover Lanes in Mechanicsville.  All proceeds benefit New Kent County Public School students and staff. Sponsored by the New Kent Educational Foundation.   For more information call 966-8526.  egistration information to come.  

 

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 5 General Election for Virginia Senate and Virginia House of Delegates  All voting polls will be open from 6 am to 7 pm. For more information contact New Kent Voter Registration.

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 28 Thanksgiving Day

December 25 Merry Christmas!

2020

January 1 Happy New Year!

March 8 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.

April 12 Easter Sunday

May 25 Memorial Day

July 4 Independence Day

 

September 7 Labor Day

November 1 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 General Election All voting polls will be open from 6 am to 7 pm. For more information contact New Kent Voter Registration.

November 7 Strike It Rich for Education Bowl-a-Thon 2:30 to 4:30 pm at Hanover Lanes in Mechanicsville.  All proceeds benefit New Kent County Public School students and staff. Sponsored by the New Kent Educational Foundation.   For more information call 966-8526.  egistration information to come.  

 

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 26 Thanksgiving Day

December 25 Merry Christmas!

 

 

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