COMMUNITY CALENDAR 2014
NEW KENT COUNTY, VIRGINIA
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2014

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.  (Entry fee $5.  Arrive by 11:30 am) Prizes, football, food and more.  Free Admission. For more information contact Richard at 966-2550.

January 1 More than a Manger 5 to 9 pm at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  (postponed from December 22 and 29)

January 5 New Kent Historical Society Meeting 2:30 at the Historic Courthouse.  Purchase of the Martha Dandridge Woman's Club building (old school house) will be discussed.  The school house will be open to the public for those wishing to visit the property.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

January 11 Concealed Weapons Class 9 am to 1 pm at the New Kent County Sheriff's Office.  Call 804-966-9500 to register or for more information.

January 11 Open House at Freedom Martial Arts 11 am to 7 pm  3215 Rock Creek Villa Drive on Rt. 60 in Quinton.  Celebrating their first anniversary.  Refreshments, prizes and demonstrations.  For more information call 441-2371 or visit Freedom Martial Arts on line.

January 16 New Kent County Fair Planning Meeting 7 pm at the New Kent Visitors Center at 7324 Vineyards Pkwy (Rt. 106) We need your help and ideas to make the 2014 County Fair the best ever.  All interested persons are invited to attend.  For more information call Martha at 932-3155 or Joan at 932-4551. 

January 18 Winnie the Pooh & Fairy Tales Too! 10:30 am at Heritage Public Library, 6215D Chesapeake Circle off of Rt. 155 near Dairy Queen.  For more information or to register call the library at 966-2480.

CANCELLED - January 21 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Meeting

January 25 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 25 Strike It Rich for Education Bowl-a-Thon 2:30 to 4:30 pm 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.

January 31 The Attic 7 pm at Emmaus Baptist Church, 6700 Emmaus Church Road (Rt. 106)  Guest Speaker Helena Jones - Smores, snowball fight, and music 

February 1 Rabies Clinic 8:30 to 11:30 am at the New Kent Courthouse Parking Lot.  Dogs and cats are welcome.  $8 per vaccination, cash only.  The New Kent Treasurer's Office will be open to sell 2014 dog licenses. Sponsored by New Kent Sheriff's Office Animal Control.  For more information call 804-966-9500.

February 1 Providence Forge Ruritan Brunswick Stew Sale 10 am to 2 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.

February 7 Winter Wonderland Social noon to 2 pm at the Quinton Community Center on Rt. 249.  Ages 55+ Residents: $8 per person; $15 per couple.  Includes meal, dessert and entertainment. Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation.  For more information call 966-8502.

January 24, 25, 31, February 1, 7, 8 "Christmas Belles" 7:30 pm at New Kent Middle School. Presented by the New Kent community theater group New Kent StageHands.  A play by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten.  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.

February 8 Annual Valentine Banquet and Talent Show 5:30 pm at Emmaus Baptist Church, 6700 Emmaus Church Road (Rt. 106) Spaghetti Dinner.  No Charge for the dinner and talent show.  Donations to the Youth Camp Fund are invited.

February 11 The Bifocal Players (Seniors over 55) present 3 short one act plays: 11 am at Providence United Methodist Church, 4001 New Kent Hwy in Quinton. It's all Hypothetical, of Course, The Beginning of Time, and The Recital.  Performed by the Virginia Repertory Theater. (formerly the Barksdale Theater)   Lunch will be provided by the Church.  No Charge for admission or lunch.

February 13 New Kent County Fair Planning Meeting 7 pm at the Four Seasons Community Center on Rt. 106.  We need your help and ideas to make the 2014 County Fair the best ever.  All interested persons are invited to attend.  For more information call Martha at 932-3155 or Joan at 932-4551.  POSTPONED

February 14 Valentine's Day at  New Kent Vineyards 4 to 7 pm Wine tastings pared with Chocolates By Kelly and Live Music from Jocelyn Oldham.

February 14 Valentine's Day Celebration Banquet 7 pm at the fellowship hall of New Elam Baptist Church, 8101 Cumberland Road, New Kent, VA 23124.  Guest speakers are Pastor and First Lady Sykes of Rising Mt. Zion Baptist of New Kent.  Cost is $25 per person.  For more information 804 966-5613.

February 15 Buc Bash Chili Cook-Off 11 am to 3 pm at the New Kent Parks and Recreation Field at New Kent Courthouse.  Sponsored by the Bay Rivers Buccaneers.  Best chili contest, pirate punt, treasure hunt. $5 to sample entries.  For more information call 400-3687 or 649-9950. 

February 15 Race for the Chocolate 10K & 5K Run at Viniterra at New Kent Vineyards.  Wine Chocolate & Roses. For more information see http://www.raceforthechocolate.com

February 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.  Guest speaker will be Don Hillbish, C&F Bank.  Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

February 18 New Kent County Fair Planning Meeting 7 pm at the Four Seasons Community Center on Rt. 106.  We need your help and ideas to make the 2014 County Fair the best ever.  All interested persons are invited to attend.  For more information call Martha at 932-3155 or Joan at 932-4551. 

February 19 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. (Postponed from February 12)

February 20 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 Debbie Ivey at 966-5870.

February 21 The Attic 7:30 pm at Emmaus Baptist Church, 6700 Emmaus Church Road (Rt. 106)  For area teens ages 6 to 12.  For more information call 804-966-5238.

February 22 Concealed Weapons Class 9 am at the New Kent County Sheriff's Office.  Call 804-966-9500 to register or for more information.

February 22 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

February 22 Black History Program 11 am Sponsored by the New Kent Civic League and the G. W. Watkins Association. Admission is free. 

February 22 Virginia Wine Country Excursion & Lunch at New Kent Vineyards The Virginia Wine Expo has planned a day starting with luxury transportation, a tour of the winery, a bespoke four-course lunch paired with the award winning wines of New Kent Vineyards.  Purchase your tickets through the Virginia Wine Expo Website at http://www.virginiawineexpo.com/index.php/event-schedule/saturday_february_22_2014/virginia_wine_country_excursion_lunch_at_new

February 23 Annual Black History Celebration 11 am at New Elam Baptist Church, 8101 Cumberland Road, New Kent, VA 23124.  A soul food feast will be served following the service.  For more information call 804-966-5613.

February 23 "Without a Paddle" 6 pm at Kentwood Heights Baptist Church, 2607 New Kent Highway in Quinton (Rt. 249 beside Food Lion) A family event: an evening of fun with a gift for each child.  For more information call 804-932-5370.

February 27 Relay for Life Meeting 6 pm at the New Kent Parks & Recreation Office, 11809 New Kent Highway, next to the 1930 School.  For more information call Allison Schooley at 527-3712 or Kimbeley Holzhauser at 757-897-1236. 

March 1 NKHS Indoor Yard Sale 8 am to noon at New Kent High School. sponsored by the freshmen class.  Donations accepted until Feb 25.  For more information contact Karen Shureman at 966-9671 or email kschureman@nkcps.k12.va.us  

March 4 Red Cross Blood Drive 2 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. Postponed to March 27.

March 8 New Kent Educational Foundation and Rotary Club of West Point Basketball Tourney 8:30 am to 3 pm at the New Kent High School Gymnasium.  3-on-3 Basketball.  Team check in: 7:30 to 8 am. Advance  registration required.  For more information contact Dr. Roy Geiger at 757-707-0085 or Vernon Dennis at 804-366-5079. 

March 8 Providence Forge Presbyterian Church Yard Sale 8 am to noon at the Church at 9310 Townsend Rd.  Sponsored by the Youth of the Church. Rain or Shine.

March 9 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 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.

March 12 Meet and Greet Shak Hill, Candidate for US Senate 6 pm at the Providence Forge Recreation Center on Carriage Road.

March 13 Meet the Republican Candidates for US Congress 7 pm at the Board Room at the New Kent Administration Building.  Sponsored by the New Kent Republican Committee and the 7th District Republican Committee

March 13 New Kent County Fair Planning Meeting 7 pm at the Four Seasons Community Center on Rt. 106.  We need your help and ideas to make the 2014 County Fair the best ever.  All interested persons are invited to attend.  For more information call Martha at 932-3155 or Joan at 932-4551. 

March 14 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.

March 16 New Kent Historical Society Meeting 2:30 at the Historic Courthouse.  Speaker: New Kent Historian Jim Harris. Everyone is welcome to attend.

March 17 Meet the New Kent Rotary Club at the Rose and Crown Restaurant, 11861 New Kent Highway at New Kent Courthouse.    

March 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: County Administrator Rodney Hathaway  Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

March 20 New Kent Republican Mass Meeting 6:30 pm in the Board Room of the New Kent County Administration Building at New Kent Courthouse.  The meeting is for the New Kent Republican Chairman,  members of the County Committee, and delegates to the 7th District Convention on on May 10 and to the Virginia State Convention on June 7.  Preregistration is required for all candidates. For more information contact New Kent Republican Chairman Wayne Hayden or see http://rpv.org/official_calls

March 21 "Jigsaw Jones" 4 to 5 pm at Heritage Public Library, New Kent Branch, 6125D Chesapeake Circle (Near Dairy Queen on Rt. 155).  Fun filled afternoon with the Jigsaw Jones book series

March 22 "Color the Wind" 5K  and 1 Mile Run Race check-in begins at 8:30 am at Makamie Woods in eastern New Kent County.  Also archery, ziplines, canoes and more. Register online at www.makwoods.org

March 22 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 22 Concealed Weapons Class 9 am at the New Kent County Sheriff's Office, 11995 Courthouse Circle.  Cost $45.  Call 804-966-9500 or email rhjenkins@newkent-va.us to register or for more information.

March 22 Raised Bed Gardening Clinic 10 am to noon at the New Kent Extension Office, beside the 1930 School.  The program is free.  For more information contact Patty Townsend or Mary Mills at 804-966-9645 or email millsm@vt.edu

March 27 Red Cross Blood Drive 2 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 or email kmeutsey@newkent-va.us

March 27 New Kent County Fair Planning Meeting 7 pm at the Four Seasons Community Center on Rt. 106.  We need your help and ideas to make the 2014 County Fair the best ever.  All interested persons are invited to attend.  For more information call Martha at 932-3155 or Joan at 932-4551. 

March 27 New Kent Democrats Meet 7 pm at the Brickshire Clubhouse.  Meet candidate for Congress Mike Dickinson.

March 28 Blood Drive 3 pm at Providence Forge Volunteer Rescue Squad, on Rt. 60 just east of Providence Forge.  For more information call 966-2801. 

March 29 Dodgeball Tournament 11 am to 3 pm at the Historic High School at New Kent Courthouse.  Sponsored by Emmaus Baptist Church.  Middle School, High School, Adult teams are invited.  Proceeds will support the Church's youth attending Passport Choices Camp.  Registration deadline is March 6.  For more information contact the church at 804-966-5238.

April 2 Meet Dave Brat 7 pm at the Board Room of the New Kent Administration Building.  Dave Brat is a candidate for the Republican nomination for US House of Representatives for the 7th Congressional District.

April 3, 4, 5 Pickin' N' Pullin' at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  BBQ competition.  Bluegrass Festival.

April 5 Chickahominy Shores Annual Yard Sale 8 am to noon at the corner of James and Riverside Drive.  Sponsored by the Chickahominy Shores Civic Association.  (Rain date is April 12)

April 5 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. 1033. 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 "Who's on First" and Giant Easter Eggstrasvaganza Egghunt  6 pm at Kentwood Heights Baptist Church on New Kent Highway in Quinton.   For more information call 932-5370.

April 10 New Kent Kindergarten Registration 9:30 to 11 am  For more information see www.newkentschools.org or call 804-966-9670

April 11 Preschool Easter Egg Hunt 10:30 am at Quinton Park.  For ages 1-5.   Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation.   For more information or to register call 966-8502.

April 11 New Kent Blast Golf Tournament
1:30 pm at Brookwood Golf Course (in the Five Lakes Subdivision) $300 per team, or $75 single.  1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Awards.  Registration deadline is April 4.  For more information or to register call 240-4825 or email nkblastgolf@gmail.com

April 11 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.  Donation $20.  For ticket information call 804-966-2615. 

April 11 Colonial Downs Track Burning 4 to 8 pm  Magician and fire juggler Jonathan Austin perform along with fire eaters & fire breathers.
 Admission: $2  Each year, the track’s Secretariat turf course is strategically set on fire to quickly remove dead “cover” and drive nutrients into the ground so the grass comes back greener and more lush in time for the upcoming summer racing season.
  For more information see Colonial Downs or call 804-966-7223.

April 11, 12 Yard and Bake Sale 9 am to 2 pm at  Corinth Baptist Church,  11650 New Kent Highway (rt. 249), New Kent, VA 23124.  Proceeds to benefit Community mission projects.  For more information call 966-5635.

April 12 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.  Shred-It shredding services will be available - No more than 3 boxes per person.  Goodwill donations accepted 9 am to 2 pm.  For more information contact Patty Townsend at patric4@vt.edu or call 804-966-9645.

April 12-13 Rabies Clinic noon to 3 pm at the Chickahominy Animal Hospital , 8250 Pocahontas Trail, east of Providence Forge. Vaccinations: $10.  House calls available for multiple pet households and hunt clubs with advance notice.  For more information call 966-1300.

April 16 Jacquelin Pomeroy Memorial Service 2 pm at Olivet Presbyterian Church on Olivet Road.

April 17 Maundy Thursday "Fish Eaters! The Last Supper" 6 to 7:30 pm at Second Liberty Baptist Church, 8140 George W. Watkins Road.  For more information call 932-4245.

April 17 Maundy Thursday Service 7 pm at Providence Forge Presbyterian Church Theme: "Jesus Changed Everything"

April 18, 19 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 19 Easter Egg Hunt 10 am to 2 pm at Emmaus Baptist Church, 6700 Emmaus Church Road (Rt. 106).  For ages pre-K to Grade 12.  For more information call 966-5238.

April 19 Easter Egg Hunt 10:30 am at the Gammon House on Pocahontas Trail in Providence Forge.  Sponsored by Providence Forge Presbyterian Church.

April 20 Easter Sunday

April 20 Easter Sunrise Service & Breakfast 7 am at the Gammon House on Pocahontas Trail in Providence Forge.  Bring a dish to share and dress for the weather.  Sponsored by Providence Forge Presbyterian Church.

April 20 Easter Sunrise Service 7 am at New Kent Christian Center, 9660 Tunstall Rd.  For more information call 557-3323 or visit www.newkentcc.com 

April 20 Easter Sunrise Service 6:30 am at Tsena Commocko Baptist Church, on Rt. 60, 5 miles East of Providence Forge

April 22 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours 6:30 pm at the Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

April 24 Career Night Open House 5 to 7 pm at Bridging Communities Regional Career and Technical Center beside the 1930 New Kent School, at New Kent Courthouse.  

April 25 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 25, 26 The Rock Fest at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  Christian Rock.  For more information call 804-966-8362.

April 26 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.  Proceeds will be used for Missions Ministries.  For more information call 966-5238.

April 26 Spring Yard Sale 8 am to noon at Ed Allen's Campground, 13501 Campground Rd. in Lanexa off of Rockahock Road. Vendor spaces available.  For more information call 804-966-2582.

April 26 Providence Forge Hardware Customer Appreciation Day  8 am to 4 pm Craft vendors needed.  For more information or to reserve space call 966-9076.

April 26 Trail Ride "Go at Your Own Pace" 9 am to 3 pm at Millstone Farm on Cosby Mill Road in Quinton.  Ride to benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital.  $30 registration Gates open at 8 am.  Lunch: 12:30 to 2 pm.  For more information or to register contact Debbie Middleton at debbie.middleton@sscoop.com

April 26 Celebrate of the Arts 10 am to 3 pm at New Kent High School, 7365 Egypt Rd. at New Kent Courthouse. Sponsored by New Kent County Public Schools.  Artwork, hands-on workshop, make-it and take-it workshop, music, performance of "Jack and the Beanstalk"  

April 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.  For more information call 804-966-9500.

April 26 5K Glow Run at Colonial Downs, 10515 Colonial Downs Parkway. off of Rt. 155.  As you make your way through the course you will be doused with glow paint at our glow zones. When you hit the finish line that is where the party begins! At our after party the DJ spins and the paint flies!

April 27 Makemie Woods Open House 1 to 4 pm Play in GaGa pit. For more information call 757-566-1496 or see www.makwoods.org.

April 28 Blood Drive 3 pm at Providence Forge Volunteer Rescue Squad, on Rt. 60 just east of Providence Forge.  For more information call 966-2801. 

April 29 New Kent District One Constituents Meeting 6:30 pm at the New Kent Visitors and Commerce Center on Rt. 106.  Sponsored by Supervisor Tomas Evelyn.

May 2 Congressman Cantor Constituent Office Hours, 10 to 11 am in the Boardroom of the New Kent County Administration Building.  For more information call 804-747-4073 or see http://cantor.house.gov/

May 2, 3 Readers Radio Theatre 7:30 pm at New Kent Middle School. Presented by the New Kent community theater group New Kent StageHands.  For more admission call Martha at 932-3155. Admission: $5 in advance, $7 at the door.

May 2,3,4 Antique Warehouse Clearance Sale 9 am to 6 pm at 9315 Pocahontas Trail in Providence Forge.  Furniture, lamps, China, and much more.  For more information contact William Hodges at 804-337-8708.

May 3 Brickshire/Oakmont Community Yard Sale 8 am to noon. 50+ families in the Brickshire and Oakmont communities.  From Rt. 155 at Dairy Queen take Kentland Trail east and look for the signs.

May 3 "Rock the River" 5K and One Mile Fun Run/Walk at Rockahock Campground Registration 8 am, 5k Run: 9 am, One Mile: 9:15 am. Sponsored by Proclaiming Grace Outreach. Registration: 5K: $25, One Mile Fun Run/walk: $15.  Includes t-shirt and goodie bag. Proceeds to benefit missions.  For more information or to register call Melanie at 757-810-4337.  Register by April 6 to guarantee a t-shirt and goody bag. 

May 3 Spring into Mission noon to 2 pm at Wallace Manor, 3821 North Courthouse Rd., Providence Forge. Luncheon and Fashion Show sponsored by Memorial United Methodist Women.  Fashions by Talbots of Williamsburg. Tickets: $30. Proceeds to benefit Project Hope at Quin Rivers.  For more information contact Joan Benedict at 804-966-2960. 

May 3 BBQ Chicken Dinner 5 to 7 pm at the Providence Forge Recreation Center, 9900 Carriage Rd. in Providence Forge. BBQ by Whisky Hill, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Dessert & More.  Tickets: $15.  Purchase tickets at C&F in Providence Forge, Wallace Manor or at the door.  For more information call 804-966-2605.

May 4 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.   $3 for each additional.  Register by April 25.  For more information call 966-8502.

May 6 New Kent High School Chicken/Steak Dinner 5 to 7 pm in the  School Bus Loop. Dinners provided by Outback Steakhouse.  Before May 1: Single: $13, Two: $25.  After May 1: single: $15. Fundraiser for New Kent High School Athletics.  For more information or to pre-order call Patti Ritter at 966-9671.  

May 8 New Kent Day of Prayer 7 pm at New Kent High School Auditorium.  Sponsored by the New Kent Clergy Association along with the United Ministries of Jesus Christ.

May 8 New Kent County Fair Planning Meeting 7 pm at the Four Seasons Community Center on Rt. 106.  We need your help and ideas to make the 2014 County Fair the best ever.  All interested persons are invited to attend.  For more information call Martha at 932-3155 or Joan at 932-4551.

May 9 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.

May 9 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.  For more information contact May O'Leary at 932-3354, cell: 909-3535 or email mayova1@aol.com

May 5-10 Book & DVD Sale at the New Kent Branch of Heritage Public Library, 6125D Chesapeake Circle (Near Dairy Queen on Rt. 155)  All books: 50 Cents to $2.  All DVD's: $1.  For more information call 966-2480. 

May 9-10 Rodeo 7:30 pm at 10510 Tunstall Road, New Kent

May 10 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 9-11 Mother's Day Weekend at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  For more information call 804-966-8362.

May 15 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.

May 17 Patriots Landing Neighborhood Yard Sale  8 am to 1 pm throughout the neighborhood.

May 17 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.  Spaces are available.  For more information contact Nello Bazzichi at 804-507-0570 or 804-516-8861 or email nbazzichi@aol.com

May 17 Concealed Weapons Class 9 am to 1 pm at the New Kent County Sheriff's Office.  Cost: $45.  Call 804-966-9500 to register or for more information.

May 17 Fishing Derby 9 am to noon.  At Ed Allen's Lakeside Restaurant.  For ages 5-13.  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 17 Miracle Network Fundraiser at Rite Aid, on Rt. 60 in Quinton.  Food and Raffles. The event will benefit the Children's Hospital of Richmond.

May 16-18 The Rockahock Open at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  Semi-Pro Bass Fishing Tournament.  For more information call 804-966-8362.

May 17, 18 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 18 New Kent NAACP Banquet at the Cumberland Community Center on Rt. 249 East of New Kent Courthouse.  Attorney Oscar H. Blayton of Williamsburg will discuss the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Topeka, Kansas decision and the 1968 Green v. New Kent County School Board school desegregation cases.  For more information or to purchase tickets call 804-843-2022.

New Kent Chamber of Commerce NO MEETING IN MAY

May 20 David Brat Town Hall Meeting 7 pm at the Dogwood Room, 3215 Rock Creek Villa Drive in Quinton.  Dave Brat is a candidate for the Republican nomination for 7th District Congressman.   For more information or to RSVP contact Peggy Cunningham at pegnbilly@verizon.net.

May 24 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 25 The Sounds of Paradise 7 pm at Providence United Methodist Church, 4001 New Kent Highway (Rt. 249) An evening of tribute to our great composers and lyricists of sacred music with Pauron Wheeler.

May 23-26 Memorial Day Weekend at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  Featuring the Fun Zone.  For more information call 804-966-8362.

May 26 Memorial Day

May 28 Conversations About Dementia 9 am to noon at the New Kent Health and Human Services Conference Room, 7911 Courthouse Way at New Kent Courthouse.  Speaker: Mary Ann Johnson, Program Director of the Greater Richmond Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.  Sponsored by the New Kent Department of Social Services.  For more information or to register call Nancy Goodman at 966-1853 (x 5123).  Registration is required. 

May 29 Summer Camp 2014 Open House 4 to 7 pm at the New Kent Parks and Recreation Office beside the 1930 School at New Kent Courthouse. Information on summer camps. New camper orientation at 5:30 pm.  Repeat camper orientation at 6 pm. For more information call 966-8502.

May 29 New Kent Senior Law Day  An opportunity for seniors 55 and over or with a medical disability to meet with an attorney to help prepare documents including Advance Medical Directives, Wills, and Durable Powers of Attorney.  Sponsored by the New Kent Department of Social Services, Senior Connections, the Capital Area Agency on Aging and the Williams Mullen Law Firm. For more information or to make an appointment contact Ivan Tolbert at Senior Connections at 804-672-4498 or email itolbert@youraaa.orgAppointments need to be made no later than May 23.  

May 25-31 Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Tax Holiday

May 31 The Colonies Community Yard Sale 8 am to noon throughout the community off of South Waterside Road in Lanexa. 

May 31 Pamunkey River Wine Festival at Saudé Creek Vineyards 16230 Cook's Mill Road, Lanexa, VA 23089.  11 am to 6 pm.  10 Virginia wineries, Arts & Crafts, Live Music, and food.  Advance tickets: $25, At the Gate: $30For directions and more information call 804-966-5896 or see  Pamunkey River Wine Festival  

May 31 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 31 Close Encounters 7 pm at Providence United Methodist Church, 4001 New Kent Highway (Rt. 249) The Youth Choir of the First United Methodist Church of Newnan, Georgia.  For more information call 932-4973.

June 1 "Cruz-in" Muscle Car Show 2 to 5 pm at Rock Creek Villas.  Car line-up at 1 pm.  For more information call Peggy Cunningham at 305-0960.

June 5 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.

June 6 Red Cross Blood Drive 2 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 or email kmeutsey@newkent-va.us

June 7 WW II - Freedom Calls - NK  noon to 8 pm at the Historic New Kent High School.  A remembrance of WW II and life in NK.  USO Dance from 6 to 8 pm.  WW II Displays and Entertainment starting at noon.  New Kent KIA Display.  Sponsored by the New Kent Historical Commission.  All events are free and open to the public.  For more information call 932-3155 or 843-4391.

June 7 African-American World War II Exhibit 11 am to 6 pm at Rose and Crown Restaurant at New Kent Courthouse.

June 7 New Kent Historical Society Attic Sale noon to 6 pm at the 19th Century Schoolhouse (Martha Dandridge Woman's Club) across Rt. 249 from the New Kent Elementary School

June 7 Pro Wrestling 6:30 pm at the New Kent Middle School Gymnasium. Presented by Fusion Wrestling. Tickets: $10 are available at Rick's Stop and Shop or by calling 652-9508.  Proceeds to benefit Antioch Recreation Association.

June 7 Matthew's Haven Denim & Diamonds Charity 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: $35 per person, includes 2 beverage tickets.  For more information call 804-400-4265 or see www.matthewshaven.com 

June 8 "Exebelle and the Rusted Cavalcade" 6:30 pm at Providence United Methodist Church, 4001 New Kent Highway (Rt. 249) Part of the Summer of Inspiration Music Series. The concerts are free and open to everyone. For more information call 932-4973.

June 10 Republican Primary for US House of Representatives 7th District between Eric Cantor and David Brat.  Polls will be open from 6 am to 7 pm.

June 10 Republican Primary for US House of Representatives
7th District Results

June 13 New Kent High School Graduation  Invitation needed.

June 14 Kid's Fishing Day 9 am to noon at Ed Allen's Campground in Lanexa.  For young children to 7th grade.  Fishing, Bible tales, and fishing craft.  Sponsored by King of Glory Lutheran Church For more information call 804-966-5525. No charge.

June 14 Dehydration 101 10 am to noon at the Extension Office at 11809 New Kent Hwy. at New Kent Courthouse.  Sponsored by the New Kent County Office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension.  No Cost.  For more information or to pre-register call 804-966-9645 or email millsm@vt.edu.

June 14 Father's Day Weekend Dinner Theater 6:30 pm at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  Magic, Juggling, Comedy by Paul Miller.  Adults (13 and up): $35.  Kids (12 and under): $10.  For reservations or more information call 804-966-8362.

June 17 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 Fire Chief Rick Opett.  Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

June 19 A History of Saude Creek through Wine - Winemaker's Dinner 6:30 pm at Saudé Creek Vineyards 16230 Cook's Mill Road, Lanexa, VA 23089.  A 4-course meal excellently pared with wines from our library an current vintages.  Ben Hellier will present a brief history of the vineyard.  Tickets: $75 per person.  For reservations or more information call 804-966-5896 or see Saudé Creek Vineyards. 

June 20 Spaghetti Dinner 6 to 8 pm at the Mann Page Masonic Lodge, 9001 Boulevard Rd.  (Rt. 155) in Providence Forge.  Donation: $10.  Kids 12 and under are free.

June 19-21 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.

June 21 Fox Pointe Horse Show 9 am at Fox Point Farm.  VHSA/BHSA Show Judge: Robin Wood. 5205 Wildlife Ridge Trail, Quinton, Virginia 23141.  E-mail: foxpointefarm@yahoo.com, Barn: 804-932-8710 Cell: 804-263-5191 Driving Directions

June 22 Taking Root Farm Tour 1 to 5 pm.  Featuring Holly Fork Farm.  Self Driving tour of local farms in the Barhamsville area. Sponsored by the New Kent Extension Service.  For more information see New Kent Extension Service or call 804-966-9645.

June 22 Henrico Concert Band  4 pm at Providence United Methodist Church, 4001 New Kent Highway (Rt. 249) On the lawn weather permitting - bring a lawn chair. Part of the Summer of Inspiration Music Series. The concerts are free and open to everyone. For more information call 932-4973.

June 30 Chesapeake Bay Adventures 10:30 am at the Heritage Public Library, New Kent Branch, 6125D Chesapeake Circle (Near Dairy Queen on Rt. 155) Virginia Living Museum Program. For more information call 966-2480.

July 7 Pond Life 10:30 am at the Heritage Public Library, New Kent Branch, 6125D Chesapeake Circle (Near Dairy Queen on Rt. 155) Interactive hands-on program with Laura Templin. For more information call 966-2480.

July 8 Tactical Tea "Refuse to be a Victim" Luncheon 1 to 5 pm at Jasmine Plantation on Rt. 155 in Providence Forge. NRA Seminar on home, travel, auto and personal security.  For more information contact Lacey Griffith at tacticaltea@gmail.com.

July 12-13 Boy Scout Berry Sales 10am to 5pm at Couch's Corner Berries, 8201 Poindexter Rd. (Corner of Poindexter and New Kent Hwy) Sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 562.  Blackberries, blueberries and more. $4 per container.  For more information call 966-2473.

July 13 Chinese Classes 2 to 4 pm at Emmaus Baptist Church, 6700 Emmaus Church Road (Rt. 106) .  Learn to speak Chinese.  Classes are free.

July 14 Art Workshop with Megan Countiss 1 to 4 pm at the Heritage Public Library, New Kent Branch, 6125D Chesapeake Circle (Near Dairy Queen on Rt. 155) Beach Themed Painting $5 materials fee. Ages 11 to 14. For more information call 966-2480.

July 14 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 agencies.

July 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: Dr. Stephen Trexler, Director of Bridging Communities Regional Career & Technical Center in New Kent County.  Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

July 19 Craft Day 10 am to noon at the Heritage Public Library, New Kent Branch, 6125D Chesapeake Circle (Near Dairy Queen on Rt. 155) K through 5th grade. For more information call 966-2480.

July 19 G. W. Watkins Alumni Meeting 10 am at the Cumberland Community Center

July 19 Open House 1 to 3 pm at Chickahominy Animal Hospital, 8250 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge, VA 23140.  Door prizes, raffle and pet friendly goody bags. For more information call (804) 966-1300.

July 20 Tour of Hampton Roads Bicycle Race The final lag of this two day, three race event starts at New Kent High School on Sunday morning. See Map

July 20 New Kent Historical Society Meeting 2:30 at the Historic Courthouse.  Our speaker will be Michael Nelson who will discuss geophysical sensing to assist in archaeological and historical site investigations.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

July 20 Body of Christ Mixed Chorus 4 pm at Providence United Methodist Church, 4001 New Kent Highway (Rt. 249) Part of the Summer of Inspiration Music Series. The concerts are free and open to everyone. For more information call 932-4973. 

July 21 Art Workshop with Megan Countiss 1 to 4 pm at the Heritage Public Library, New Kent Branch, 6125D Chesapeake Circle (Near Dairy Queen on Rt. 155) Mixed Media Techniques.  $5 materials fee. Ages 11 to 14.  For more information call 966-2480.

July 26 Fox Pointe Horse Show 9 am at Fox Point Farm.  VHSA/BHSA Show Judge: Danielle Russ. 5205 Wildlife Ridge Trail, Quinton, Virginia 23141. E-mail: foxpointefarm@yahoo.com, Barn: 804-932-8710 Cell: 804-263-5191 Driving Directions

July 26 Graffiti Run at Colonial Downs Groups start at 9 am and continue every half hour until 10 am.  Register in advance to save.

July 26 Island Weekend 7 pm to 9 pm at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa. Enjoy an authentic Luau including a Hawaiian Feast.  Professional Fire Dancers, Hula dancers and more. Adults: $25 (13 and older); Kids: $10 (12 and under)

July 26 StageHands Picnic 4 pm at Quinton Park on Henpeck Rd in Quinton. Sponsored by the New Kent community theater group New Kent StageHands.  Bring a side dish or dessert.  Fried Chick and BBQ will be provided.  For more information or to RSVP call 932-3155. 

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

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

August 1, 2 Virginia Stampede Pro Rodeo Gates open at 6 pm.  Rodeo at 7 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 2 Raised Bed Gardening 10 am to noon at the New Kent Extension Office, beside the 1930 School.  The program is free.  For more information contact Patty Townsend or Mary Mills at 804-966-9645 or email millsm@vt.edu.

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

August 1-3 Sales Tax Holiday on School Supplies and Clothing Applies to back to school items selling for $20 or less.  For more information see the Tax Holiday Website

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

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

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

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

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

August 11 Android Smartphone Beginner Class  6-7 pm at the Heritage Public Library, New Kent Branch, 6125D Chesapeake Circle (Near Dairy Queen on Rt. 155)  Cost: $5. For more information call 966-2480.   

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

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

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

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

August 17 Gospel Recording Artist Nikki Headley 7 pm at Providence United Methodist Church, 4001 New Kent Highway (Rt. 249)  Nikki was recognized as Entertainer of the Year and 1st Place at the East Coast Music Awards. Part of the Summer of Inspiration Music Series. The concerts are free and open to everyone. For more information call 932-4973.

August 18 iPhone Smartphone Beginner Class  6-7 pm at the Heritage Public Library, New Kent Branch, 6125D Chesapeake Circle (Near Dairy Queen on Rt. 155)  Cost: $5. For more information call 966-2480. 

August 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: Delegate Chris Peace.  Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

August 20 New Kent Winery Cooking Class 2 to 5 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.

August 23 Virginia Mega Mile Motorcycle Race at Colonial Downs   Gates open at 12 noon, Timed practice starts at 1 pm. Opening Ceremonies 3:30 pm.  Racing begins at 4 pm.  AMAPRO Flat Dirt Track Racing.  Speeds up to 130 mph. 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 Historical Society Meeting 2:30 at the Historic Courthouse.  New bylaws will be considered. Everyone is welcome to attend.

August 26 Blood Drive 4 to 8 pm at Providence Forge Volunteer Rescue Squad on Rt. 60 (Pocahontas Trail) just east of Providence Forge.  To make a reservation see www.vadonor.org For more information call Judy Nisich at 757-869-2916.

August 26 Flood Insurance Information  6 to 8 pm at the New Kent County Health & Human Services Building, 7911 Courthouse Way, New Kent VA 23124.  Do you know your flood risk?  Sponsored by the NK Department of Building Development.  For more information contact Clarence Jackson, Building Official at 966-8511.  

August 28 New Kent v Middlesex - Varsity Football Scrimmage 5:00 pm at the New Kent High School Football Field - Ed Allen Jr. Athletic Complex

August 28 New Kent Democrats Meet 7 pm at the New Kent School Board Room (in the historic New Kent Courthouse)  For more information contact Donna Friend at 966-2813 or email difriend@cox.net  

August 30 Community Yard Sale 8 am to 1 pm at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  For more information call 804 966-8362 or see www.rockahock.com 

August 30 Blood Drive 10 am to 4 pm at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  Virginia Blood Services to make an appointment see www.vadonor.org. For more information call 804 966-8362 or see www.rockahock.com 

August 30 Horse Show at the Murphy Farm, 8400 Airport Rd., Quinton. Horse Show, Prizes and more.

August 29-31 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 

August 30-31 Makemie Woods Jubilee at Makemie Woods Camp and Conference Center 3700 Ropers Church Road, Lanexa, VA, 23089  celebrating 50 years.  Map For more information call 757-566-1496.
Saturday: 1 pm Ziplines, swimming, canoeing, archery, crafts Dinner at 5:30 pm, Campfire at 7:30 pm
Sunday: 10 am Worship Service, Time capsule dedication at 11:15. Lunch at noon.  Games and recreation all afternoon.  Picnic Dinner at 5 pm.

September 1 Labor Day

September 2 First Day of School 
Drive Safely
 

September 4 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.

September 6 Fundraiser for Dave Brat for Congress  5:30 to 7:30 pm at Gauthier Vineyards, 5000 Farmers Drive, Barhamsville, VA 23011.  $200 suggested contribution.  RSVP to 804-496-8214.

September 8 Pete Johns - Celebration of Life 11 am at the New Kent Winery, 8400 Old Church Rd, New Kent, VA 23124.  All friends are welcome.

September 8 Yoga Class 6:30 pm at the Heritage Public Library, New Kent Branch, 6125D Chesapeake Circle (Near Dairy Queen on Rt. 155) The class is free.  Registration is required.  For more information or to register call 966-2480.

September 10 New Kent Winery Cooking Class Morning Class: 11 am to 2 pm; Afternoon Class: 4 to 7 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.

September 10 Providence Forge Ruritan Golf Tournament at Brookwoods Golf Course.  1 pm shotgun 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 9/11 Ceremonial Wreath Laying  10 am at the New Kent County Courthouse. Sponsored by New Kent County Public Safety.  Rain or Shine.

September 12 Unwanted and Outdated Pesticide Collection 9 am to 1 pm at the New Kent Refuse site on Olivet Church Road (Rt. 618)  No charge for pesticide disposal.

September 13 Autumn Harvest Stomp 11 am to 6 pm at Saudé Creek Vineyards, 16230 Cook's Mill Road, Lanexa, VA 23089.  Live Music featuring Cha Cha's Cadillac and Route 66.  Grape stomping competition corn hole and more.  Tasting tickets $10.  Non-tasters and children are free.  For more information fall 804-966-5896 or see  Saudé Creek Vineyards.

September 12, 13, 14 New Kent County Fair  at Colonial Downs. Friday: 5 to 9 pm; Saturday: 9 am to 8 pm; Sunday noon to 6 pm. Exotic Petting Zoo, Mechanical Bull Riding, 5K race & Fun Run, Children's Rides, Historic Exhibits, Parade, Entertainment, Duck Calling Contest, Pony and Camel Rides, and more.  Like New Kent County Fair on Facebook.

September 14 Classics on the Green at New Kent Winery in Talleysville. The 30th Annual European Automobile Festival.  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 14 Annual New Kent and Charles City Democratic Party Dinner and Silent Auction 6 pm at Apple Blossom Plantation on Rt. 155 in Charles City County  (just south of Providence Forge) Keynote Speaker: Virginia State Senator Donald McEachin.  Tickets: $45 each or block of reserved seating: $400.  For more information contact NK Democratic Chair Donna Friend at 966-2813, email: djfriend@cox.net or CC Democratic Chair Sherri Bowman at 389-3385 email: charlescitydems@yahoo.com  

September 16 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Networking Event 6:30 pm at Saudé Creek Vineyards, 16230 Cook's Mill Road, Lanexa, VA 23089.  Wine tastings and food will be served beginning at 5:30 pm for $5/person with all proceeds donated to Dream Catchers.

 September 17 First Day of Harness Racing at Colonial Downs   Harness Racing is scheduled on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from September 17 through October 26.  Post time is 1 pm. For more information call 804-966-7223 or see Colonial Downs.

September 19 New Kent v Jamestown - Varsity Football 7:00 pm at the New Kent High School Football Field - Ed Allen Jr. Athletic Complex

September 20  Fox Pointe Horse Show 9 am at Fox Point Farm.  VHSA/BHSA Show Judge: Robin Wood. 5205 Wildlife Ridge Trail, Quinton, Virginia 23141. E-mail: foxpointefarm@yahoo.com, Barn: 804-932-8710 Cell: 804-263-5191 Driving Directions

September 21 Bluegrass Faith Festival 10 am to 4 pm at Rockahock Campground, on Outpost Road in Lanexa.  Free admission. Food venders.  silent auction. Sponsored by Providence Forge Presbyterian Church.

September 21 Ostrich & Camel Races at Colonial Downs   Gates open at 12:30 pm.  Racing starts at 1 pm.  For more information call 804-966-7223 or see Colonial Downs.   Harness Racing is scheduled on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from September 17 through October 26. 

September 26 Sarah's Memorial Golf Tournament at the Club at Viniterra  1 pm shotgun start.  Registration starts at 11:30 am.  Entry fee:  $400 per team of four which includes green fees, cart, goody bag, box lunch and BBQ dinner.  For more information contact Patrick Evelyn at 512-8150 or email pevelyn@verizon.net.  

September 26 Heritage Public Library  at Saudé Creek Vineyards,  6 to 9 pm at the winery, 16230 Cook's Mill Road, Lanexa, VA 23089.   Sponsored by Friends of the Heritage Public Library.  Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and are available at the New Kent and Charles City branches of Heritage Public Library.  Included are two glasses of wine, light refreshments and live entertainment.  Proceeds benefit the Library.  For more information call 966-2480.

September 26 Buffet Night at Saudé Creek Vineyards 6 to 9 pm at the vineyard at 16230 Cook's Mill Road, Lanexa, VA 23089.  Live Music featuring Sandbar.  Food available from The Oaks Restaurant. Admission is Free.  For more information fall 804-966-5896 or see  Saudé Creek Vineyards.

September 27 Cat-Tastic Yard Sale 8 am to noon at EVB on Rt. 249 (New Kent Hwy) in Quinton. Sponsored by the New Kent Humane Society.  All donations will help spay/neuter cats in New Kent County.  To donate items or for more information email thenry@newkenthumane.org

September 27 Learn CPR 8 am to 4 pm at the Quinton Community Center Sponsored by New Kent Fire-Rescue.   For more information contact bcjenkins@newkent-va.us or see www.nkfr.net.

September 27 Opening Day at Holly Fork Pumpkin Patch 10 am to 6 pm Opened Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sun from 10 am to 6 pm, Fri & Sat from 10 am to 7 pm.  4901 Holly Fork Rd. in Barhamsville.  Hay rides, games, straw toss, pumpkin launching, and more. For more information call 84-366-6349 or see www.hololyforkfaram.com.

September 27 Fall Festival 11 am to 10 pm at Ed Allen's Campground on Rockahock Road in Lanexa.  Live Music, food, vendors, kid's activities.  All you can eat oysters from 6 to 10 pm. Profits to benefit the family of George Allen.  Presale tickets: Adults: $15, Children: $8.  For more information call 804-966-2582 or see www.edallens.com.

September 27 CANCELLED Annual Fireman's Stampede 3 to 8 pm at W. O. Grubbs Farm on Cosby Mill Road in Quinton.  Steak, potato and all the fixings plus beverages.  Serving from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.  Sponsored by the Quinton Volunteer Fire & EMS Auxiliary, Company 2. For more information or tickets call 932-8307 Tickets also available at Quinton Hardware, Ricks Local Deli and EVB Bank.   

 September 27 End of Summer Party 6 to 9 pm at Saudé Creek Vineyards, 16230 Cook's Mill Road, Lanexa, VA 23089.  Live Music featuring ST Lite.  Food by The Scottish Pig.  Free Admission.   For more information call 804-966-5896 or see  Saudé Creek Vineyards.

September 27, 28 Chickahominy Indian Tribe Fall Festival & Pow-Wow  At the Chickahominy Tribal Grounds, 8200 Lott Cary Road in Charles City County.  Saturday: Gates opened from 10 am to 6 pm; Grand Entry at noon.  Sunday: Gates opened from 11 am to 6 pm; Grand Entry at 1 pm.  Indian Dancers, Arts and Crafts, Indian Fry Bread, and more.

September 28 Shore To Shore LaSertoma Open House 2 to 4 pm at the Four Seasons Community Center, at the Four Seasons Development on Rt. 106 just north of the Interstate 64 211 Interchange.  LaSertoma is an international service organization that co-sponsors the New Kent Christmas Mother, and helps local families, provides scholarships, and works with the Children's Hospital at VCU.    For more information contact Dorothy Whitehurst at 310-5859 or Stacy Simmons at 347-6641.

September 28 Gospel Sing 3:30 pm at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 4200 Mount Pleasant Rd. Just east of Providence Forge.  Featuring Men of Redemption from Newport News, The Craddock Family of Charles City and the Mighty Supreme Voices of Barhamsville.  For fore information call 804-314-0010.

October 3 Red Cross Blood Drive 2:15 to 5:15 pm at the Historic Courthouse Parking lot at New Kent Courthouse.  For more information or to sign up call 804-966-9683 or email kmeutsey@newkent-va.us

October 4 Homemade Sausage 2 to 5 pm at the Mann Page Masonic Lodge Number 157, 9001 Boulevard Rd. in Providence Forge.  For more information call 804 966-1266.

October 4 Paint Night Fundraiser for Jacob Vick Scholarship Fund 7 pm at the Quinton Community Center on New Kent Hwy in Quinton.  For more information contact Susan Vick at rsvick@cox.net

October 10 "Fore" the Children Golf Tournament 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 10 New Kent v Smithfield - Varsity Football 7:00 pm at the New Kent High School Football Field - Ed Allen Jr. Athletic Complex

October 11 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, 9 am to 2 pm. For more information call 932-4973.

October 11 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)

October 11, 12  History Lands at Cumberland Plantation  9 am to 6 pm each day.  Sponsored by the New Kent Historical Society. The event will be held on the grounds of Cumberland Plantation, and include exhibits of the period, a military encampment, ships, food and entertainment. Costumed interpreters will be on site to help visitors understand the role of all who lived in eastern Virginia at the time contact Martha at museum@newkenthistoricalsoc.com.

October 10-13 Sales Tax Holiday on Energy Star and WaterSense Qualified Products. Applies to products costing $2500 or less.  For more information see Tax Holiday Website

October 14: Last Day to Register for the November 4 General Election. Email Karen Bartlett at kmbartlett@newkent-va.us for more information.  

October 14 Town Meeting with Candidates for 7th District House of Representatives6 to 9 pm in the Auditorium at New Kent High School, 7365 Egypt in New Kent Courthouse.  Sponsored by the Five Lakes Civic Association.  Candidates: David A. Brat, James A. Carr, Jr., and John K. "Jack" Trammell.  Email your questions to nktownhall@outlook.com. Put "question" in the subject line and include your name or initials and your county or city of residence.

October 17 New Kent v Poquoson - Varsity Football HOMECOMING 7:00 pm at the New Kent High School Football Field - Ed Allen Jr. Athletic Complex

October 17 Richmond Region Open at the Club at Viniterra 11th Annual Golf Tournament sponsored by the Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau and Visit Richmond 

October 16-18 Family Fall Blue Grass Festival at Rockahock Campground  For more information call 804 966-8362 or see www.rockahock.com

October 18 Swing for the Arts POSTPONED TO APRIL 18, 2015

October 18 Five Lakes Community Fall Yard Sale 8 am to noon Residents will hold yard sales throughout the subdivision.

October 18 Makemie Madness 5K Trail Run, Fun Run, and Family Fun Day at Makemie Woods Camp and Retreat Center.  Check-in begins at 8:30 am. Register online at www.makwoods.org

October 18 Fox Pointe Horse Show 9 am at Fox Point Farm.  VHSA/BHSA Show Judge: Drew Taylor. 5205 Wildlife Ridge Trail, Quinton, Virginia 23141. E-mail: foxpointefarm@yahoo.com, Barn: 804-932-8710 Cell: 804-263-5191 Driving Directions

October 18 College Information Session 9:30 to 11:30 am at Lebanon Baptist Church, 5300 Hopewell Rd.  Information on college planning, GRASP Advisor, Financial Aid, School Counselors.  Co-sponsored by the New Kent Community Development Corporation. For more information email joywil47@gmail.com or call 932-3094.

October 18 County-Wide Health Fair 10 am to noon at Lebanon Baptist Church, 5300 Hopewell Rd. For more information call 932-3094.

October 18 Harvest Hoedown at Holly Fork Pumpkin Patch 11 am to 4 pm Bluegrass music, bounce house, vendors, pony rides, tractor show, mechanical bull riding and more.  Bring your lawn chair and enjoy.  New Kent Humane Society Pet Adoption, 11 am to 4 pm.
Holly Fork Pumpkin Patch is open 10 am to 6 pm Opened Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sun from 10 am to 6 pm, Fri & Sat from 10 am to 7 pm.  4901 Holly Fork Rd. in Barhamsville.  Hay rides, games, straw toss, pumpkin launching, and more.   For more information call 84-366-6349 or see www.hololyforkfaram.com.

October 18 New Kent Senior Idol 3 pm at George Watkins Elementary School, 6501 New Kent Hwy, Quinton VA, 23141.  For ages 60 and up.  Sponsored by the George W. Watkins Alumni Association.  Admission $10. Children 12 and under free. For more information call 932-4346. 

October 21 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours 6:30 PM at the EVB Quinton Office hosted by EVB Bank in Quinton.
Food and drink will be served beginning at 6:30. Both members and non-members are invited to attend.

October 23 Spaghetti Dinner 6 to 8 pm at the Mann Page Masonic Lodge Number 157, 9001 Boulevard Rd. in Providence Forge.  $10 per person.  Kids 12 and under free.  For more information call 804 966-1266.

October 24 New Kent Chamber Cup at Brickshire Golf Club 9:00 registration, 11:00 SHOTGUN  Sponsored by the New Kent Chamber of Commerce.  Entry fee includes 18-hole green fee, 18-hole cart fee, proshop prize fund, unlimited range balls, bloody mary, breakfast, lunch, prizes, raffle prizes, hole contests, beverages and more.  For more information see   http://www.brickshiregolfclub.com/newkentchambercup

October 25 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.  Providence Forge Volunteer Rescue Squad Bake Sale. Vendors, Crafters and Hobbyists needed.  New Kent Humane Society Pet Adoption, 9 am to 1 pm.  For more information call 966-9076.

October 25 Yard Sale 9 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.

October 25 Concealed Weapons Class 9 am to 1 pm at the New Kent County Sheriff's Office, 11995 Courthouse Circle.  Cost: $50 Call Cpl. Jenkins at 804-966-9500 or 804-966-9671 x6 to register or for more information.

October 25 Color Course First Wave at 9 am at Colonial Downs  Sponsored by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Virginia.  The course includes more than 15 obstacles and thousands of pounds of bright colored powder. For more information see Color Course/Richmond

October 25 Rabies Clinic 1 to 4 pm at the Village Veterinary Hospital, 10500 New Kent Hwy. (Rt. 249) Suite E.  Cost: $8. Cash only.  No appointment needed.  Everyone welcome.  All pets should be on a leash or in a pet carrier. For more  information call 804-966-5999.

October 25 New Kent County Corn Hole Championship 1 to 4 pm at the Brickshire Golf Clubhouse.  Food, Drinks and Cash Prizes.  $15 per team. for more information see www.brickshiregolfclub.com/cornbhole  

October 25 Fall Festival 4 to 8 pm at Hopewell Baptist Church, 5061 Hopewell Road, New Kent, VA 23124.  Food, Trunk or Treat, Bounce House and more. For more information call 932-4906.

October 25 "Wild Irish Rosé" - Murder Mystery Dinner Theater 6:30 pm at New Kent Winery.  Performed by the New Kent Stagehands.  Seated dinner catered by White House Catering.  Cost $75 per person.  RSVP by Monday Oct 20.  For reservations call 804-932-8240.

October 25 Under the Boardwalk Dance 7 to 10 pm at the Providence Forge Recreation Center, 9900 Carriage Rd., Providence Forge.  Beach music by by DJ Dave.  Tickets $20 per couple or $10 individual.  Tickets may be purchased in advance at C&F Bank, Providence Forge Hardware and Wallace Manor.  For form information call 804-307-0727.

October 25, 26 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 the website

October 26 Mini-Fall Festival Holly Fork Pumpkin Patch 11 am to 4 pm Holly Fork Pumpkin Patch is open 10 am to 6 pm Opened Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sun from 10 am to 6 pm, Fri & Sat from 10 am to 7 pm.  4901 Holly Fork Rd. in Barhamsville.  Hay rides, games, straw toss, pumpkin launching, and more.   For more information call 84-366-6349 or see www.hollyforkfarm.com.

October 26 $350,000 Day of Champions at Colonial Downs  on the Last Day of Harness Racing.  Harness Racing is scheduled on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from September 17 through October 26.  Post time is 1 pm.  For more information call 804-966-7223 or see Colonial Downs.

October 26 Trunk or Treat 5 to 7 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.

October 29 Impact Family Night and Trunk or Treat 6 pm at Kentwood Heights Baptist Church, 2607 New Kent Hwy, Quinton, VA 23141,   Costumes, prizes, hot dogs and more. For more information call 804 932-5370.

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 Pumpkin Palooza 6:30 to 9 pm at Journey Christian Fellowship, Food Lion Shopping Center, 2587 New Kent Highway, Quinton, VA, 23141  Costume contest, inflatables, candy and more.

October 31 New Kent v Bruton - Varsity Football 7:00 pm at the New Kent High School Football Field - Ed Allen Jr. Athletic Complex

November 1 International Food and Harvest Festival 10 am to 2 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 1 Old Tavern Art and Harvest Festival noon to 5 pm Old Tavern Farm, 8400 S Quaker Rd, Quinton, VA 23141.  Presented by Old Tavern Kiln Collective. Venders, food truck, music, petting zoo.  For more information call (804) 382-3522.

November 1 Halloween Candy Buy Back 10 am to noon 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 1 Strike It Rich for Education Bowl-a-Thon 2:30 to 4:30 pm 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 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 4 General Election United States Senate: Mark A. Warner, Ed W. Gillespie, Robert C. Sarvis; House of Representatives, 7th District: John K. "Jack" Trammell, David A. Brat, James A. Carr, Jr.;  House of Representatives, 7th District Special Election: John K. "Jack" Trammell, David A. Brat; Amendment to the Virginia Constitution.  All voting polls will be open from 6 am to 7 pm.

General Election Results - November 4, 2014
National Results - November 4, 2014

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

November 8 New Kent Roll of Honor 10 am to 5 pm at Corinth Baptist Church, 11650 New Kent Hwy at New Kent Courthouse.  In recognition of Veteran's Day, names, picture, uniforms and more will be on display from all American conflicts from Bacon's Rebellion to Afghanistan and Iraq.  If you have pictures or uniforms to display contact info@newkenthistoricalsoc.com or call 804-966-8587.  Items used in the display will be returned to the owner after Nov. 8.  Sponsored by the New Kent Historical Society

November 9 Quinton Auxiliary Turkey Dinner noon to 2 pm at George Watkins Elementary School.  Turkey with all the trimmings.  Adults: $10, Children under 6: $5

November 9 New Kent Historical Society Meeting 2:30 at the Historic Courthouse.  Speaker: Captain Alexander Monroe, who will talk about his book: In Service to Their Country: Christchurch School and the American Uniformed Services. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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 15 Turkey Bowling 10 am to noon at Emmaus Baptist Church, 6700 Emmaus Church Road (rt. 106)  For age 3 through grade 5.  Bowl frozen turkeys, decorate Christmas cookies, and decorate a Christmas Tree.  The event is FREE.  For more information call 804-966-5238. 

November 15 Holiday Bazaar 10 am to 4 pm at New Kent High School.  Craftsmen, dealers, organizations are invited to participate.  For more information contact Kris Stewart at 356-3096 or email kstewart@nkcps.k12.va.us.

November 15 Saturday Night by the Fire 6 to 9 pm at Saudé Creek Vineyards, 16230 Cook's Mill Road, Lanexa, VA 23089.  Music by StonesThrow.  $15 per person includes a glass of wine or tasting and BBQ plate dinner by the Scottish Pig.  Bring a canned or boxed food item for the Thanksgiving Food Drive and save $1 off of your admission.

November 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: Laura Ecimovic, New Kent Commissioner of Revenue.  Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

November 19 Drug Awareness Clinic 6:30 to 8 pm at New Kent High School.  

November 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 Christmas Presence - New Kent StageHands 7:30 pm each day and a Sunday Matinee on Nov 16 at 3 pm.  at New Kent Middle School Auditorium.  Kick off the Holiday Season with New Kent StageHands.  For tickets or more information call Martha at 932-3155.

November 22 Fall Festival 10 am to 4 pm at Providence Forge Volunteer Rescue Squad on Rt. 60 (Pocahontas Trail) just east of Providence Forge. Uncle Dave's kettle corn. Brunswick stew sale. Tables available inside for crafters. Bake sale (donations welcome) Face painting. For more information call 804-966-2801.

November 22 Virginia Blood Services Blood Drive 10am to 2 pm at Providence Forge Volunteer Rescue Squad on Rt. 60 (Pocahontas Trail) just east of Providence Forge. No appointment necessary. For more information see www.vadonor.org or call 804-966-2801.

November 23 New Kent Community Thanksgiving Service 6 pm at New Covenant Community Church, 2700A Pocahontas Trail in Quinton (behind Brianwood Business Park) Dinner will follow the service. All youth interested in participating in the Community Youth Choir are invited to a rehearsal on Saturday, Nov 22 at 9 am at New Covenant.  For more information contact mynccclive@gmail.com or call 804-932-5383.

November 25 Delegate Chris Peace Meeting with Constituents 6 pm at the Quinton Community Center on Rt. 249 (New Kent Highway).  VDOT representatives will be available to discuss repairs  and closures to Cosby Mill Road.  New Kent Board of Supervisors Chairman Thomas Evelyn will be in attendance.  

 

November 27 - Thanksgiving Day

November 27 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 28 - Until the Trees Sell Out
Providence Forge and Quinton

 
Friday, Nov 28: 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday, Nov 29: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, Nov 30: noon to 5 pm
Monday, Dec 1: 3 to 5 pm
Thursday, Dec 4: 3 to 5 pm
Friday, Dec 5: 3 to 5 pm
Saturday Dec 6: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, Dec 7: noon to 5 pm
Source Hardware on Rt. 249 in Quinton
Thursday, Dec 11: 3 to 5 pm
Friday, Dec 12: 3 to 5 pm
Saturday Dec 13: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, Dec 14: noon to 5 pm
2013 trees sold out in the first 2 weeks
 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.  Thursdays and Fridays: 3 to 5 pm,  Saturdays: 10 am to 5 pm, and Sundays: noon to 5 pm. For more information or to reserve a tree call 804-966-2011 or email jackie@newkentcoatings.com

November 30 Jingle Bell Jog 2:30 check in; 3:30 pm Jog begins at the new Kent County Courthouse and school. $10 per person not to exceed $25 per family of 4.  One mile run.  Long sleeved T-shirt, Jingle bell bracelet, Hot Chocolate at the Community Tree lighting. Register by Nov 21. Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation.

November 30 Tree Lighting 3 to 6:00 pm at New Kent Historic Courthouse. Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation.

November 30 New Kent Historical Society Open House at New Kent Courthouse.  Sponsored by the New Kent Historical Society.

December 3 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 5 Red Cross Blood Drive 2:15 to 5:15 pm at the Historic Courthouse Parking lot at New Kent Courthouse.  For more information or to sign up call 804-966-9683 or email kmeutsey@newkent-va.us

December 6 Breakfast with Santa 9 to 11 am at the Providence Forge Recreation Center.  Sponsored by the New Kent Junior Women's Club.  Pictures with Santa.  $8  Advance sales only.  For tickets or more information contact Cathy Davis at 843-3029.

December 7 Providence Forge Christmas Parade 1:50 pm Parade will honor veterans.  Entry forms available at Providence Forge Hardware.  For more information call 966-9076

December 11 Santa's Calling  5:30 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 10, 11, 12 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 13 Learn CPR 8 am to 4 pm at the Quinton Community Center Sponsored by New Kent Fire-Rescue.   For more information contact bcjenkins@newkent-va.us or see www.nkfr.net.

December 13 Concealed Weapons Class 9 am to 1 pm at the New Kent County Sheriff's Office.  Cost: $50.  Call 804-966-9500 to register or for more information.

December 13 Saudé Creek Vineyards Open House 11 am to 9 pm at the vineyard, 16230 Cook's Mill Road, Lanexa, VA 23089 Santa will visit from noon to 2 pm.  Bring a new and unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and get your picture taken on Santa's lap.  Music All Day.  Food by Scottish Pig all day.  For more information see Saudé Creek Vineyards.

December 14 Music at the Winery 12:30 to 3:30 pm in the Tasting Room at New Kent Winery in Talleysville.  Music by Jocelyn Oldham.  Local menu items by Mosaic. The event is free and open to the public.

December 14 Christmas Program and Dinner 1 pm at Ebenezer Baptist Church.  For more information call 966-7062.

December 14 New Kent Historical Society Meeting 2:30 at the Historic Courthouse.  Election of Officers. Everyone is welcome to attend.

December 14 Children's Christmas Pageant - "Mayhem in Bethlehem" 6 pm at at Providence United Methodist Church, 4001 New Kent Highway (Rt. 249)  For more information call 932-4973.

December 16 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Christmas Appreciation Dinner 6:30 to 8:30 at Brickshire Golf Club, 5520 Virginia Park Drive.  Registration is required by Tuesday, Dec 2.  For reservations or more information contact Angycaldwell@rockahock,com or call 804-337-0093

December 17 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.

December 17 The First Hotel - A family Event 6 pm at Kentwood Heights Baptist Church, 2607 New Kent Highway, Rt. 249 in Quinton. Followed by cookie decorating, crafts and snacks. For more information call 804-932-5370.

December 10 to 17 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. (Rain Dates Dec 18, 19.)

 December 12 to 18 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 19 Holiday "Tacky Lights" Tour Leaves from Quinton Park a 5 pm. Sponsored by the New Kent Parks and Recreation Department.  For more information call 966-8502.

December 19 Polar Express 6:30 pm at the Providence Forge Recreation Center, 9900 Carriage Road.  Story time, movie, pizza, hot chocolate and popcorn.  For Kids of all ages. Sponsored by Heritage Public Library, Providence Forge Recreation Center, Kip Kephart Foundation and the New Kent Junior Women's Club.

December 20 Drop and Shop 6 to 9 pm at New Kent Gymnastics Center on Emmaus Church Road. For kids 2-18.  Cost $15 per child. Open gym time, obstacle courses, trampoline and foam pit time, holiday crafts, and movie time for the younger kiddos. This is a great opportunity to get those last minute gifts or enjoy a Christmas party just for the grown-ups. Please bring a snack, drink and comfortable clothes for each child.  For more information call (804) 557-3855 or email Bethany Allgood.

December 21 Potluck Supper and Christmas Play 5 pm at Emmaus Baptist Church, 6700 Emmaus Church Road, Providence Forge, VA 23140

December 21 More than a Manger 5:30 to 8 pm at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa. A walkthrough Reenactment of Jesus' Life.  Presented by Rockahock Campground  and Journey Christian Fellowship

December 21 Christmas Cantata Sing a Song of Christmas  6:30 pm at at Providence United Methodist Church, 4001 New Kent Highway (Rt. 249)  Prelude by Angelic Conversation Bell Choir, PUMC Orchestra & A Capella Group.  For more information call 932-4973.

December 21 First Annual Blue Christmas Service 7 pm at Providence Forge Presbyterian Church, 9310 Townsend Road

December 22, 23, 26, 29, 30 and Jan 2 Christmas Break Camps 9 am to 4 pm at New Kent Gymnastics Center on Emmaus Church Road. This will be a full day of games, gymnastics, cheerleading, crafts, and fun! The cost is $40 per day or $200 for all 6 days. Please bring lunch, snack, and comfortable clothes for each child. For more information call (804) 557-3855 or email Bethany Allgood.

December 24 Christmas Eve Service 5pm at Olivet Church on Olivet Church Road (Rt. 618). Sponsored by Providence Forge Presbyterian Church  Wear something warm.  The historic church has no heat.

December 24 Christmas Eve Worship Family Worship: 5:30 pm; Candlelight Holy Communion at 10:30 pm at Providence United Methodist Church, 4001 New Kent Highway (Rt. 249)  For more information call 932-4973.

 

December 25 Merry Christmas!

New Kent Christmas Mother Angel Trees are at The New Kent Gymnastics Center, Patsy's Restaurant, and T&C Hair.  For more information call the New Kent Christmas Mother hotline at 804-966-9209.

December 31 More than a Manger 5:30 to 8 pm at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa. A walkthrough Reenactment of Jesus' Life.  Presented by Rockahock Campground  and Journey Christian Fellowship

 

 


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