Photo by Stran Trout

This site is sponsored
and maintained by
Stran Trout
______________

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
____________________

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 
____________________

NK Voter Registration
Social Services Building
Monday - Friday
8 am to 4:30 pm
__________________

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
N
EW KENT COUNTY, VIRGINIA

Past Calendar Events 2018
Past Calendar Events 2017
Past Calendar Events 2016
Past Calendar Events 2015
Past Calendar Events 2014
Past Calendar Events 2013
Past Calendar Events 2012
Past Calendar Events
2011

Community Organizations
New Kent Churches
How to Publicize Your Event

School Calendar

New Kent Government Calendar

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 

April 20 Opening Day of Old Tavern Farm Stand,  8:30 am 8400 S. Quaker Rd.   For more information call 804-382-3522.


April 21 Easter Sunday

April 23 Opening Day of Rosie's at Colonial Downs 11 am.  15 days of live racing are planned for 2019.   30 race days are planned for 2020.   See Colonial Downs for times and more information.  Live race dates in 2019: Aug 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-30, Sept 2, and 6-7. The Virginia Derby and Virginia Oaks are scheduled for August 31, 2019.

April 24 Budgeting and Financial Management Workshop 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Second Liberty Baptist Church, 8140 George W. Watkins Road, Quinton, VA 23141.  Sponsored by the New Kent Community Development Corporation "Strengthening the Community for Self-Empoweerment" is a financial literacy workshop provided by Workforce Development.  This workshop is designed for younger and older adults to learn the importance of budgeting and financial management.  A spaghetti dinner will be served from 6 to 6:30 pm.  There is no charge for the workshop or for the dinner.  RSVP to nkcommunitydevelopmentcorp@gmail.com or call 804 932-4245 for more information.  (Rescheduled from April 10.)

April 24 Celebrate the Arts  5 to 7pm at the New Kent High School, 7365 Egypt Rd.  For more information contact Susan Musselman at smusselman@nkcps.k12.va.us 

April 26-27 'Pickin' N' Pullin' BBQ Competition at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.

April 27 Emmaus Baptist Church Willing Workers Yard Sale  8 am to noon at the Church, 6700 Emmaus Church Road (Rt. 106) 1/2 mile south of Interstate 64.  Proceeds will be used for Missions Ministries.  For more information call 966-5238.

April 27 Providence Forge Hardware Customer Appreciation Day  8 am to 4 pm Door Prizes, Crafters, Bounce House, Store-Wide Sales.  No charge for spaces for organizations, crafters and vendors.  9321 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge, VA 23140.  For more information or to reserve space call 966-9076.

April 27 Opening Day of Plant Sale at the Old Tavern Farm Stand 
9 am 8400 S. Quaker Rd.   For more information call 804-382-3522.

April 27 Sip 'n Shop 1 to 5 pm
at Saudé Creek Vineyards 16230 Cook's Mill Road, Lanexa, VA 23089 Music, food, shopping and more. Call 804-966-5896 or see www.saudecreek.com.  

April 27 New Kent Relay for Life
3 to 10 pm at the New Kent High School Football Field, 7365 Egypt Rd, New Kent, VA 23124.

April 30 New Kent Employment Expo 6 to 8 pm at ?New Kent High School?  Open to students 16+ and community members.  Bring your resume.  For more information contact Peggy Spiak, College, Career and Life Readiness Coordinator.

April 30 New Kent County Fair Association Planning Meeting
7 pm at the New Kent Administration Building at New Kent Courthouse. Anyone interested in the New Kent County Fair is invited to attend. For more information contact newkentcountyfair@yahoo.com  or leave a message on the web site New Kent County Fair.

May 3 New Kent Lasertoma 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
9 am at Brookwoods Golf Course, 7325 Club Dr., Quinton, in the Five Lakes Subdivision. Sponsored by the Bottom of the Bridge LaSertoma and Shore to Shore LaSertoma organizations. Individual: $75, Team of 4: $300. For more information call 804-966-9209.

May 3 Colonial Downs  Simulcast of the Kentucky Oaks

May 4 Uncorked Half Marathon and 5K 
7:30 to 11:30 am at the New Kent Winery in Talleysville, 8400 Old Church Road, New Kent, VA 23124. Sponsored by Sports Backers. For more information see New Kent Winery or call 804-932-8240.

May 4 Mom & Kid Ninja Night ages 4-6: 5pm, ages 7-10: 6:30pm Mom and kids team up as warriors to face obstacles in this fun filled night.  Sponsored by New Kent Gymnastics Center and  New Kent Parks and Recreation.

May 5 Cinco De Mayo Celebration 1 to 5 pm at the New Kent Winery in Talleysville, 8400 Old Church Road, New Kent, VA 23124. For more information see New Kent Winery or call 804-932-8240.

May 9 Trip to Arlington National Cemetery & National Museum of the Marine Corp   Depart Quinton Park at 7:30 am return at 6 pm. Residents: $55, Non-Residents: $60  Register by April 25.   Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation  For more information call 804-966-8502 or kcturner@newkent-va.us.

May 9 New Kent County Fair  Association Planning Meeting 7 pm at the New Kent Administration Building at New Kent Courthouse. Anyone interested in the New Kent County Fair is invited to attend. For more information contact newkentcountyfair@yahoo.com  or leave a message on the web site New Kent County Fair.

May 10 Summer Camp Open House 5 to 7 pm at the New Kent Parks & Recreation Department Office, beside the 1930 New Kent School at New Kent Court House.   For more information call 804-966-8502 or email kcturner@newkent-va.us.

May 10 Movie Night: "The Greatest Showman" (Rated PG) Movie begins at dusk. (About 7:30 pm) Pre-Movie activities begin at 6:30 pm and include community awareness and education regarding special needs, along with goodies and fun for all. Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation.



May 11 A Taste of New Kent Wine Festival
11 am to 5 pm at Maidstone VillageWineries, food, and entertainment. Sponsored by the New Kent Chamber of Commerce.

MAY 11 Brickshire Community Yard Sale  8 to noon at the Tot Lot Field  From Rt. 155 at Dairy Queen take Kentland Trail east and look for the signs.

May 15 Bluegrass Social & Fellowship 6 pm at the Quinton Community Center, 3041 New Kent Hwy, Quinton, VA 23141 Ages 18 and up.  Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation  Please contact JC Hale at 389-7407 or NKPR at 966-8502.

May 18 New Kent County-Wide Clean-Up 8 am to noon.  Volunteers will divide the county into sections and pick up trash along roads.  Contact Ron Stiers at 432-9696 for more information. [Postsponed from April 13]

May 18 Providence Forge Ruritan Steakfeast
3 to 7 pm at the Providence Forge Recreation Center on Carriage Road. Meal served at 5 pm. Steak Dinner including salad, baked potato and tea, Beverage Truck, live music, cornhole boards and more.  Tickets: $25. Sponsorships available. Get advance tickets from any Providence Forge Ruritan Club member.  For more information see the Ruritan Facebook Page

New Kent Chamber of Commerce
No meeting in May, 2019.  Come to A Taste of New Kent Wine Festival.
 The New Kent Chamber of Commerce meets on the third Tuesday of each month at various locations.

May 22 Boxed Dinner Prior to Martha Washington Presentation 5pm at Quinton Park  Ham rolls, pasta salad, chips, fruit, beverage and dessert. Cost $10.  RSVP by May 17.  Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation.   For more informnation call 966-8502.

May 22 New Kent High School Scholarship Ceremony 6:30 to 7:30 pm in the NKHS Auditorium.



May 22 Martha Washington will talk with her friends and neighbors
7 pm at St. Peter's Parish Church, 8400 St. Peters Lane, Quinton, VA 23141. Mary Wiseman is an authority on Martha Washington and has portrayed her in Williamsburg and at Mt. Vernon. The program is sponsored by the New Kent Historical Society. A reception will follow at the Parish Hall. For more information call 804-932-3155.

May 25 Woodhaven Community Yard Sale 8 am to noon

May 28 Memorial Day

May 31 Capitol Lodge #79 Fraternal Order of Police Golf Classic 12:30 pm Shotgun Start at Brickshire Golf Club. 11:00  Registration, Lunch, and Driving Range open.  Lunch by Smashed Sammick.  Dinner by Outback.  Registration: $85 per person.  Proceeds help support the families of fallen Officers killed in the line of duty in Virginia. Hole sponsors, corporate, and beverage sponsors needed. Contact officer Clarke at 804 840-3438 or email  clarkeuva@yahoo.com.  

June 5 Blood Drive 3 to 7 pm at the Quinton Community Center (3041 New Kent Highway, Quinton, VA 23141) on Rt. 249.  Sponsored by the Providence Forge Ruritan Club.  Walk ins welcome.  For more information call Alan Files at 400-8148.

June 8 5K Strides for Schools Apple 1 Mile Dash: 8 am, 5K: 8:30 am at the Brickshire playground and pavilion.  Packet pick up on Friday, June 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm and on the morning of the race.  Sponsored by the New Kent Educational Foundation.  Registration Apple 1 Mile Dash: $15, 5K Run: $25 in advance ($5 more on the day of the event).  First 300 to register receive a race T-shirt.  For more information call Debbie Richards at 703-475-0080 sscottanddeb@aol.com or Angela Griffith at 703-268-9477 griffithgirls@yahoo.com.

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.

June 13 New Kent County Fair Association Planning Meeting 7 pm at the New Kent Administration Building at New Kent Courthouse.  Anyone interested in the New Kent County Fair is invited to attend.  For more information contact newkentcountyfair@yahoo.com or leave a message on the web site New Kent County Fair.

June 14 New Kent High School Graduation 7 to 8:30 pm at the Stuart Seigal Center at VCU, 1200 West Broad St. in Richmond.  Admission by ticket only.

June 18 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Meeting 6 pm at C&F Bank, 2580 New Kent Hwy, Quinton, VA 23141.  Speaker: Mark Heede, Director of Virginia Small Business Financing Authority on financing options for small businesses.   The New Kent Chamber of Commerce meets on the third Tuesday of each month at various locations.

June 19 Bluegrass Social & Fellowship 6 pm at the Quinton Community Center, 3041 New Kent Hwy, Quinton, VA 23141 Ages 18 and up.  Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation  Please contact JC Hale at 389-7407 or NKPR at 966-8502.

June 20-22 Spring Bluegrass Festival at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  Hosted by Sweet Brenda and Him.  For more information call 804-966-8362.

July 4 Independence Day

July 11 New Kent County Fair Association Planning Meeting 7 pm at the New Kent Administration Building at New Kent Courthouse.  Anyone interested in the New Kent County Fair is invited to attend.  For more information contact newkentcountyfair@yahoo.com or leave a message on the web site New Kent County Fair.

July 16 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Meeting 6 pm at CATLab, 6540 Emmaus Church Rd., Suite 106, Providence Forge, VA 23140.  Speaker: Matt Smolnik, New Kent Dirrector of Economic Development.  The New Kent Chamber of Commerce meets on the third Tuesday of each month at various locations.

July 17 Bluegrass Social & Fellowship 6 pm at the Quinton Community Center, 3041 New Kent Hwy, Quinton, VA 23141 Ages 18 and up.  Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation  Please contact JC Hale at 389-7407 or NKPR at 966-8502.

July 19 Family Game Night 6 to 8:30pm.  Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation.  Table games, board games, open gym basketball, kickball (weather permitting), snacks and more.  Please RSVP by Juny 15 to 966-8502.

August 1 New Kent County Fair Association Planning Meeting 7 pm at the New Kent Administration Building at New Kent Courthouse.  Anyone interested in the New Kent County Fair is invited to attend.  For more information contact newkentcountyfair@yahoo.com or leave a message on the web site New Kent County Fair.

August 6 Community National Night Out 6 to 8 pm at the Parks & Recreation Fields & Gym at New Kent Courthouse.  Sponsored by New Kent Parks & Recreation Department, New Kent Sheriff's Office, and New Kent Fire & Rescue.  Cool Treats, Car Seat Checks, Bounce House, Child ID, Backyard Games, Demos, Fellowship. For more information call 804-966-8502 or kcturner@newkent-va.us.

August 8 First Day of Thoroughbred Racing at Colonial Downs  15 days of racing are planned for 2019.   30 race days are planned for 2020.   See Colonial Downs for times and more information.  Live racing dates in 2019: Aug 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-30, Sept 2, and 6-7. The Virginia Derby and Virginia Oaks are scheduled for August 31, 2019.

August 14 Blood Drive 3 to 7 pm at the Quinton Community Center (3041 New Kent Highway, Quinton, VA 23141) on Rt. 249.  Sponsored by the Providence Forge Ruritan Club.  Walk ins welcome.  For more information call Alan Files at 400-8148.

 

August 16, 17, 18 New Kent County Fair  at New Kent Middle School, 7501 Egypt Rd.

August 20 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Meeting 6 pm (Location to be determined)  Speaker: Mike Watson, former Delegate and owner of CATLab will discuss offshore drilling, manufacturing and small business barriers to entry.  The New Kent Chamber of Commerce meets on the third Tuesday of each month at various locations.

August 21 Bluegrass Social & Fellowship 6 pm at the Quinton Community Center, 3041 New Kent Hwy, Quinton, VA 23141 Ages 18 and up.  Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation  Please contact JC Hale at 389-7407 or NKPR at 966-8502.

August 31 The Virginia Derby and The Oaks at Colonial Downs  15 days of racing are planned for 2019.  30 race days are planned for 2020.  See Colonial Downs for times and more information.  Other live racing dates in 2019: Aug 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-30, Sept 2, and 6-7.

September 2 Labor Day

September 4 Providence Forge Ruritan Golf Tournament  at Brookwoods Golf Course.  1 pm shotgun start. Golf, Steak Dinner, Prizes  $75 per person/ $300 per team.   Funds support scholarships for New Kent Students.  Hole Sponsorships available.  For more information contact Alan Files at 804-337-7296 or email alanfiles@gmail.com.

September 17 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Meeting 6 pm  The New Kent Chamber of Commerce meets on the third Tuesday of each month at various locations.

September 28 The Great Gatsby Gala 7 to 11 pm at the New Kent Winery in Talleysville.  For more information see New Kent Winery or call 804-932-8240.

September 29 Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Sponsored by the New Kent Historic Commission

October 15 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Meeting 6 pm  The New Kent Chamber of Commerce meets on the third Tuesday of each month at various locations.

October 16 Blood Drive 3 to 7 pm at the Quinton Community Center (3041 New Kent Highway, Quinton, VA 23141) on Rt. 249.  Sponsored by the Providence Forge Ruritan Club.  Walk ins welcome.  For more information call Alan Files at 400-8148.

 

October 26 Roar and Soar - Car & Aircraft Show 11 am to 4 pm at New Kent Airport.  Sponsored by the Rotary Club of New Kent and by New Kent Airport. War Birds, Classic, Contemporary, Home Built and Light Sport Aircraft, along with Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, Muscle and Vintage Cars, Street Rods, Sports, Choppers and Cruisers.  Also - Food, Beer, Wine, Vendors, Crafters, Rock 'N' Roll, Silent Auction, and Marshmallow Drop.  Proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of New Kent Auto/Aircraft Mechanical & Flight School Scholarships.  Sponsorship and Vendor opportunities are available.  

November 25 New Kent Community Grand Illumination  Begins at dusk at New Kent Historic Courthouse. Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation.

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

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

November 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 9 Providence Forge Ruritan Brunswick Stew Sale 10 am to 1 pm at C&F Bank in Providence Forge, C&F Bank in Quinton, Sandston Cleaners in Sandston, and N & W Salvage in Sandston,  Virginia State Fair Award Winning Brunswick Stew Recipe.  $9 per Quart.  To pre-order call 804-763-9419 or visit www.facebook.com/pfruritan.

November 19 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Meeting 6 pm  The New Kent Chamber of Commerce meets on the third Tuesday of each month at various locations.

 

November 28 Thanksgiving Day

Rotary Christmas Tree Sales
Begins November 29, 2019

at Source Hardware on Rt. 249 (New Kent Highway ) in Quinton
Beautiful Freshly Cut Fraser Fir Trees.  Starting at $40.  Pick the right tree for your home.  Sponsored by the Rotary Club of New Kent
Trees sell out early!

December 18 Blood Drive 3 to 7 pm at the Quinton Community Center (3041 New Kent Highway, Quinton, VA 23141) on Rt. 249.  Sponsored by the Providence Forge Ruritan Club.  Walk ins welcome.  For more information call Alan Files at 400-8148.

December 25 Merry Christmas!

2020

January 1 Happy New Year!

March 3 Republican and Democratic Presidential Primary (if held)  (If only one candidate qualifies, then no primary for that party will be held) For more information contact New Kent Voter Registration.

March 8 Daylight Saving Time Begins Set your clocks forward one hour.  At 2 am on Sunday set your clocks forward to 3 am.  US Daylight Saving runs from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.



April 12 Easter Sunday

May 25 Memorial Day

June 9 Republican and Democratic Primary (if held)  for US Senate and US House of Repreentatives (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 7 Labor Day


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

November 3 General Election - President; Vice-President; US Senate; US House of Representatives  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 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!

2021

January 1 Happy New Year!

March 14 Daylight Saving Time Begins Set your clocks forward one hour.  At 2 am on Sunday set your clocks forward to 3 am.  US Daylight Saving runs from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.



April 4 Easter Sunday

May 31 Memorial Day

July 4 Independence Day

September 6 Labor Day

November 2 General Election for Governor; Lt. Governor;  Attorney General; and Virginia House of Delegates 97th District:   All voting polls will be open from 6 am to 7 pm. For more information contact New Kent Voter Registration.


November 7 End of Daylight Saving Time
Set your clocks back one hour.  At 2 am on Sunday set your clocks back to 1 am.  US Daylight Saving runs from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November. 

 

November 25 Thanksgiving Day

December 25 Merry Christmas!

2022

January 1 Happy New Year!

March 13 Daylight Saving Time Begins Set your clocks forward one hour.  At 2 am on Sunday set your clocks forward to 3 am.  US Daylight Saving runs from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.



April 17 Easter Sunday

May 30 Memorial Day

June 14 Republican and Democratic Primary (if held) for US 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.

July 4 Independence Day

September 5 Labor Day


November 6 End of Daylight Saving Time
Set your clocks back one hour.  At 2 am on Sunday set your clocks back to 1 am.  US Daylight Saving runs from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November. 

November 8 General Election - US House of Representatives  All voting polls will be open from 6 am to 7 pm.  For more information contact New Kent Voter Registration.

 

November 24 Thanksgiving Day

December 25 Merry Christmas!

2023

January 1 Happy New Year!

March 12 Daylight Saving Time Begins Set your clocks forward one hour.  At 2 am on Sunday set your clocks forward to 3 am.  US Daylight Saving runs from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.


April 9 Easter Sunday

May 29 Memorial Day

July 4 Independence Day

September 4 Labor Day


November 5 End of Daylight Saving Time
Set your clocks back one hour.  At 2 am on Sunday set your clocks back to 1 am.  US Daylight Saving runs from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November. 

 

November 23 Thanksgiving Day

December 25 Merry Christmas!

2024

January 1 Happy New Year!

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

March 31 Easter Sunday

May 27 Memorial Day

July 4 Independence Day

September 2 Labor Day


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

 

November 28 Thanksgiving Day

December 25 Merry Christmas!

2025

January 1 Happy New Year!

March 9 Daylight Saving Time Begins Set your clocks forward one hour.  At 2 am on Sunday set your clocks forward to 3 am.  US Daylight Saving runs from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.

April 20 Easter Sunday

May 26 Memorial Day

July 4 Independence Day

September 1 Labor Day


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

 

November 27 Thanksgiving Day

December 25 Merry Christmas!

 

 

 Email your Events
New Kent Home Page
New Kent Organizations
 

Copyright 1998-2019 by Stran L. Trout