PAST CALENDAR EVENTS 2019
NEW KENT COUNTY, VIRGINIA

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Past Calendar Events 2016

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Past Calendar Events 2014
Past Calendar Events 2013
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2019

January 1 Happy New Year!

January 2 Trojan Grill Grand Opening in Maidstone at New Kent Courthouse at the location of the former Aspen Burger Restaurant.  Soft Opening Dec. 26, 2018.  See The Virginia Gazette

January 4 Music & Menu 6 to 9 pm at the New Kent Winery in Talleysville.  For more information see New Kent Winery or call 804-932-8240.

January 15 Kiwanis Club Organizational Meeting 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the New Kent Visitors Center, 7324 Vineyards Pky. (Rt. 106)  Learn how you can join with others to form a Kiwanis Club to serve the New Kent Community.  For more information or to RSVP call James Shackelford at 804-677-9141.

January 15 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Meeting 6 pm  at Gracefield Hall B&B, 3351 Mt. Pleasant Road, Providence Forge, VA 23140-3616.  Speaker: New Kent Sheriff Joe McLaughlin.  The New Kent Chamber of Commerce meets on the third Tuesday of each month at various locations.

January 16 Bluegrass Social & Fellowship 6 pm at the Quinton Community Center, 3041 New Kent Hwy, Quinton, VA 23141 Ages 18 and up.  Please contact JC Hale at 389-7407 or NKPR at 966-8502.

 January 18 Trivia Night 6 to 9 pm at the New Kent Winery in Talleysville.  For more information see New Kent Winery or call 804-932-8240.

January 19 Heartsaver CPR/AED & First Aid Course 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at New Kent Fire Station Number One, 4315 N. Courthouse Rd., Providence Forge, VA 23140. To register, go to: https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0082-0003-cdea453e484e4028b7aae7c963fd7423 and use access code: new kent.  For more information contact: Travis Jenkins, EMS Lieutenant, 804-310-4874 or wtjenkins@newkent-va.us

January 19 Youth Sports Expo 10 am to 1 pm at the Historic New Kent School Gym Lobby and Parks and Recreation office.  Learn about and sign up for New Kent Sports. Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation.  For more information call 966-8502.

January 21 Martin Luther King Day Program 10 am to noon at Second Liberty Baptist Church, 8140 George W. Watkins Road, Quinton, VA 23141.  For more information call: 804 932-4245.

February 4 New Kent StageHands 2019 Organizational Meeting 7 pm at the New Kent Middle School Auditorium.   For more information see New Kent StageHands or call 804-932-3155.

February 6 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 and the American Red Cross.  Walk ins welcome.  For more information call Alan Files at 400-8148.

February 6 New Kent StageHands Spring Auditions 7 pm at the New Kent Middle School Auditorium.  Anyone 16 or over may join.  Actors and backstage are needed.  For more information see New Kent StageHands or call 804-932-3155.

February 7 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.

February 8 Daddy-Daughter Dance 6 to 9 pm for ages 4-10 at the Parks & Recreation Gym at the Historic High School at New Kent Courthouse.  $15 for Dad & Daughter.  $5 for each add'l girl.  Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation.

February 9 Habitat for Humanity Wall Building Day 8:30 am to 3 pm at Colonial Downs Raetrack, 10515 Colonial Downs Parkway, New Kent VA 23124. The walls will be use for the new habitat homes on McLaughlin Lane.  Sign-up at http://vhub.at/nkfaithbuilds. For more information contact Mimi Mitchell, Director of Volunteer Engagement mimi@habitatpgw.org or call 757-913-5652.

February 14 Colonial Downs Job Fair  10 am to 5 pm at the Temporary Recruiting Office, 10770 Horseman's Road (about one mile past the track entrance.)  Colonial Downs expects to hire about 200 workers in New Kent County.  The Job Fair will also be held on March 14.

February 15 Wine & Chocolate  5 to 9 pm at Saudé Creek Vineyards, 16230 Cook's Mill Road, Lanexa, VA 23089.  Wine and Chocolate Flight: $20.   For directions and more information call 804-966-5896 or see www.saudecreek.com 

February 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.

February 20 Bluegrass Social & Fellowship 6 pm at the Quinton Community Center, 3041 New Kent Hwy, Quinton, VA 23141 Ages 18 and up.  Please contact JC Hale at 389-7407 or NKPR at 966-8502.

February 23 Casino Night 6 to 9:30 pm at the Providence Forge Recreation Center on Carriage Road.  Sponsored by the New Kent Jr. Women's Club.  Tickets will go on sale October 8 at $40 donation per person. Ages 21 and older. Proceeds will benefit the youth of New Kent.  Opportunities for Gaming Table Sponsorships, Horse Sponsorships, silent auction items and prizes. The Club is a 501(C)(3) organization, mailing address is P. O. Box 83, Providence Forge, VA 23140.

February 26 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.

March 2 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.

March 2, 3 Food and Wine Pairings at the New Kent Winery in Talleysville.  For more information see New Kent Winery or call 804-932-8240.

March 4 Opening Day of the New Kent Historical Society History Center at the old jail at New Kent Courthouse is open every Monday from 10 am to 2 pm for research.  It will remain open each Monday until December.


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 12 New Kent Democratic Committee Meeting 7 to 8:30 pm at the Historic Courthouse (New Kent School Board Building) 12003 New Kent Hwy.  Presentation by Partnership for New Kent 2030.

March 14 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.

March 14 Colonial Downs Job Fair  10 am to 5 pm at the Temporary Recruiting Office, 10770 Horseman's Road (about one mile past the track entrance.)  Colonial Downs expects to hire about 200 workers in New Kent County.

March 14 New Kent Republican Meeting 7 pm at the New Kent Winery in Talleysville.  Speaker: Gary Porter, Executive Director of Constitutional Leadership Initiative.  Come early at 6 pm and enjoy a glass of wine or do a tasting. 

March 15 St. Patrick's Day at Saudé Creek 6 to 9 pm at Saudé Creek Vineyards, 16230 Cook's Mill Road, Lanexa, VA 23089. Saude Creek Vineyards.  Irish Folk Music by So'Lach.  Alewerks Brewing Company  The Scottish Pig and Monique's Crepes.  No admission Charge.   For directions and more information call 804-966-5896 or see www.saudecreek.com 

March 16 Heartsaver CPR/AED & First Aid Course 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Quinton Community Center, 3041 New Kent Highway, Quinton, VA 23141.  To register, go to: https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0082-0003-6ce1ec78838440aaa933e7192b974702  and use code: newkent. Payments are made through the website hosted by VCU Health at the time of registration.

March 16, 17 Irish Weekend with Beer and Wine 11am to 6pm at New Kent Winery Live music from 1-5 pm on Saturday from Wayne Ruotolo, and on Sunday from Todd Murray of Sincerely, Iris. Free event. No reservation required.

 March 17 New Kent Historical Society Program and Meeting 2:30 pm at the Old New Kent Courthouse at New Kent.  Refreshments from 2 to 2:30 pm, followed by the meeting at 2:30 pm.  Speaker: Stran Trout on the last days of the Union Army at White House Landing in June 1862 based on a comtemporary article by a correspondent of the Baltimore American newspaper.  The meeting is open to the public and anyone interested in New Kent County history is invited to attend.

March 19 New Kent will participate in the Statewide Tornado Drill 9:45 am.

March 19 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Meeting 6 pm at the New Kent High School Library.  Speaker: New Kent Commissioner of Revenue, Laura Ecimovic.  The New Kent Chamber of Commerce meets on the third Tuesday of each month at various locations.

March 20 Bluegrass Social & Fellowship 6 pm at the Quinton Community Center, 3041 New Kent Hwy, Quinton, VA 23141 Ages 18 and up.  Please contact JC Hale at 389-7407 or NKPR at 966-8502.

March 21, 22, 23 "James and the Giant Peach" 7:30 pm each night performed by New Kent High School Trojan Theatre at New Kent High School.  An upbeat, whimsical, and heartwarming musical with lyrics and music composed by Pasek and Paul (The Greatest Showman, Dear Evan Hansen) and book by Timothy Allen Mcdonald.

 March 23 Salsa Night at the Vineyard Estate at New Kent Winery 6 to 10 pm at the New Kent Winery in Talleysville.  For more information see New Kent Winery or call 804-932-8240.

March 26 Breakfast with Colonial Downs 8 am at the New Kent Administration Building Board Room.  Mark Parson, Director of Community Engagement for Colonial Downs, will provide information regarding the opening of Colonial Downs next month, Rosie’s reward program, and images of the Colonial Downs facility.  Sponsored by the New Kent Chamber of Commerce.      

March 26 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.

March 30 Shredding & Recycling Day 9 am to 1 pm at the New Kent Administration Building, 12007 Courthouse Circle.  For old elecronics, worn-out tires, unwanted confidential papers and more.  Rain or shine.  Sponsored by the New Kent Clean County Committee.  For more information call 804-389-0080.

March 30 Researching and Writing Your Family History and Your Church History 11 am to 1:30 pm at St. Luke Baptist Church, 7901 Plum Point Rd., Eltham, VA  Sponsored by the African American Heritage Society of New Kent County and the St. Luke Baptist Church Women's Ministry.  For more information or to RSVP contact Lavone at 804-393-1938, Lallen3081@aol.com or Camilla at 757-810-6037, milliemac20@yahoo.com.

April 3 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 and the American Red Cross.  Walk ins welcome.  For more information call Alan Files at 400-8148.

April 4 Chickahominy Area Triad Spring Fling 9:30 am to 2 pm at Corinth Baptist Church, 11650 New Kent Highway, New Kent, VA 23124.  Age Ages 55+.  Health and Safety Fair. Lunch included at 12:30 pm.  No Fee.  Reservations required by March 25.

April 1-5 Spring Break Camp Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation.

April 6 Yard and Bake Sale 8 am to noon at Providence Forge Presbyterian Church, 9310 Townsend Rd.  Sponsored by the Youth of the Church. Rain or Shine.  For more information call 966-2079.

April 9 New Kent Republican Mass Meeting 7 pm (Registration begins at 5:30 pm) at New Kent High School [Note location change] to select delegates to the Virginia House of Delegates 97th District Convention on May 4 at Hanover High School.

April 11 Register for Kindergarten 9:30 am to 2:30 pm at New Kent Elementary School or George Watkins Elementary School.  Check the attendance zone map or call 804-966-9650 for more information.

April 11 New Kent County Public Schools Resource Fair 6:30 to 8:30 pm at New Kent Middle School.  Resources for parents and students.  For more information contact Shannon Rudd, SEAC Chairperson at shannonhrudd@yahoo.com or Dr. Dianne Pollard, Director of Student Services at dpollard@nkcps.k12.va.us or call 966-8525.

April 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.

April 12 Preschool Easter Egg Hunt 10:30 to 11:30 am at Quinton Park. For One to Five year olds. RSVP requested by March 14 to 966-8502. Sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation.

April 12 Lenten Fish Fry Dinner 5 to 8 pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2631 Pocahontas Trail, Quinton, VA 23141.  Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council #14034.  Cost: $8 in advance or $9 at the door.  The Public is welcome.  For more information call 804 932-4125.

April 13 [POSTPONED TO 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.

April 13 Mattress Sale 10 am to 5 pm at New Kent High School.  Supporting the New Kent High School Band.

April 12, 13, 14 New Kent StageHands Performance at the New Kent Middle School Auditorium. 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 pm on Sunday.  Two Plays: To Burn a Witch, a one act drama by James L. Bray and The Internet is a Distract...OH LOOK A KITTEN!, a one act comedy by Ian McWerthy.  For more information see New Kent StageHands or call 804-932-3155.

April 16 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Meeting 6 pm at Maria's Pizza and Italian Eatery, 2595 New Kent Hwy., Quinton, VA 23141 in the shopping center.  Guest Speaker: Hayes Framme with Orstede will talk about alternative energy in Virginia. The New Kent Chamber of Commerce meets on the third Tuesday of each month at various locations.

April 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.

April 19 Live Reenactment of the Lord's Supper 7:30 pm at the Amphitheater at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  On Good Friday we will travel back 2000 years and join the Last Supper as it is reenacted in live form. Free.

April 19 Trivia Night 6 to 9 pm at the New Kent Winery in Talleysville.  For more information see New Kent Winery or call 804-932-8240.

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 25 DMV Connect 10 am to 2 pm at the Board Room of the New Kent County Administration Building.  For all Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles transactions except vital records and testing.

April 26 Blood Drive 2 to 6 pm at the Mann Page Masonic Lodge Number 157, 9001 Boulevard Rd. in Providence Forge.  For more information call 543-0001.

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 Spring Plant Sale
8 am to noon at the New Kent High School Greenhouse (behind the new High School) Annuals - Perennials - Veggies - Herbs.  All proceeds benefit student programs at New Kent High School. 

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 Drug Take-Back Day
10 am to 2 pm at the New Kent Sheriff's Office, 11995 Courthouse Circle, New Kent, VA 23124.  The safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs. 

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 Grand Opening Celebrations 6 pm.  Fireworks at 9:30 pm.  For more information see Colonial Downs. 

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 Spring Plant Sale 8 am to noon at the New Kent High School Greenhouse (behind the new High School) Annuals - Perennials - Veggies - Herbs.  All proceeds benefit student programs at New Kent High School. Open every Saturday through June 1.

May 4 The Colonies Community Yard Sale 8 am to 1 pm throughout the community off of South Waterside Drive in Lanexa.  Follow the signs and look for balloons.  Rain or Shine.

May 4 Five Lakes Community Yard Sale 8 am to noon throughout the Five Lakes Community.  Follow the signs and balloons.

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 7 District 3 Supervisor Patricia Paige Constituents Meeting  6:30 pm at the New Kent Middle School Auditorium.  For more information call Patricia Paige at 804-239-0483 or email papaige@newkent-va.us.

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 Trivia Night 6 to 9 pm at the New Kent Winery in Talleysville.  For more information see New Kent Winery or call 804-932-8240.

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 Spring Plant Sale 8 am to noon at the New Kent High School Greenhouse (behind the new High School) Annuals - Perennials - Veggies - Herbs.  All proceeds benefit student programs at New Kent High School. Open every Saturday through June 1.

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 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 We Love Mom Ice Cream Social and Crafts 
Noon to 2 pm at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.    For more information call 804-966-8362.

May 12 Dessert Pairings for Mothers Day Noon to 4 pm at the New Kent Winery in Talleysville.  For more information see New Kent Winery or call 804-932-8240.

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 Spring Plant Sale 8 am to noon at the New Kent High School Greenhouse (behind the new High School) Annuals - Perennials - Veggies - Herbs.  All proceeds benefit student programs at New Kent High School. Open every Saturday through June 1.

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 information 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 24-27 Memorial Day Weekend at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  For more information call 804-966-8362.

May 25 Spring Plant Sale 8 am to noon at the New Kent High School Greenhouse (behind the new High School) Annuals - Perennials - Veggies - Herbs.  All proceeds benefit student programs at New Kent High School. Open every Saturday through June 1.

May 25 Woodhaven Community Yard Sale 8 am to noon

May 27 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 1 Spring Plant Sale 8 am to noon at the New Kent High School Greenhouse (behind the new High School) Annuals - Perennials - Veggies - Herbs.  All proceeds benefit student programs at New Kent High School. Open every Saturday through June 1.

June 1 Kid's Bible Camp Kickoff  9 am to Noon at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  For more information call 804-966-8362.

June 1-2 Battle of Fort Pocahontas Reenactment - The Action at Wilson's Wharf, 13150 Sturgeon Point Rd., Charles City, VA 23030 off of Rt. 5 in Eastern Charles City County.  Fort open 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and from 10 am to 2 pm on Sunday.  Battle reenactment begins at 12:30 pm both days. Enjoy a live fire mortar demonstration just before the battle. Tour the fort and camps. Interact with reenactors, civilian interpreters, sutlers and meet the cavalry horses after the battle.  Admission: $10 Adults, $8 Students.   For information visit www.fortpocahontas.org.

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 and the American Red Cross.  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 8 Plant Sale 9 am to 4 pm at Saudé Creek Vineyards 16230 Cook's Mill Road, Lanexa, VA 23089.  Call 804-966-5896 or see www.saudecreek.com

June 10 Wills vs. Trusts: Estate Planning Seminar 11 am to 1 pm at the Heritage Public Library New Kent Branch, 7791 Invicta Lane, New Kent, VA 23124.  Presented and Sponsored by Rhiannon M. Hartman and Jonathan B. Osler, Attorneys.  The seminar is free, but seating is limited.  Register at 1-866-479-2900 ext 201 or at Carrell Blanton Ferris.

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 canvass 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 Emmaus Baptist Church Car Show 4 to 7 pm at the Church prking lot, 6700 Emmaus Church Road (Rt. 106) 1/2 mile south of Interstate 64.  All are welcome.  For more information call 966-5238.

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 15 Community Yard Sale 8 am to 1 pm at New Kent Christian Center9660 Tunstall Rd.   To reserve a table, contact Barbara Safka 804-557-3554 or text 804-501-8834. Sponsored by New Kent Christian Center.  

June 15 Early Father's Day Event 11 am to 6 pm at Saudé Creek Vineyards 16230 Cook's Mill Road, Lanexa, VA 23089.  Call 804-966-5896 or see www.saudecreek.com.

June 14-16 We Love Dad Weekend 6 pm at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  For more information call 804-966-8362.

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.

June 22 Backyard Beach Party 6 to 9 pm at Saudé Creek Vineyards 16230 Cook's Mill Road, Lanexa, VA 23089.  Call 804-966-5896 or see www.saudecreek.com.

June 25 Virginia Living Museum – “Fantastic Animals and Where to Find Them” 10:30 am at the Heritage Public Library New Kent Branch, 7791 Invicta Lane, New Kent, VA 23124.  For more information see www.heritagepubliclibrary.org or call 804-966-2480.  (Also 1:30 pm at the Charles City Branch.)

June 28 Celebrate the Bay at New Kent Winery 6 to 10 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.

June 29, 30 School's Out  9 am to Noon at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  For more information call 804-966-8362.

June 30 Church in the Park 11 am to 2 pm at Quinton Park, off of Henpeck Rd.  Sponsored by the Second Liberty Baptist Church family.  Worship and fellowship followed by free food and games.  RSVP by texting 804-539-5647.

July 1 Dedication of the "LOVE" Sign 10:30 am at the New Kent Visitors and Commerce Center, 7324 Vineyards Parkway, Just off of Interstate 64 at Exit 211.

July 4 Independence Day

July 6

July 10 Rosie's Job Fair 11 am to 2 pm at the Colonial Downs Racing Office, 10515 Colonial Downs Pkwy, New Kent.  Seasonal and other horse racing positions.  For more information or to complete an online application see www.colonialdowns.com  (Also July 13 from 1 to 6 pm)

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 13 Rosie's Job Fair 1 to 6 pm at the Colonial Downs Racing Office, 10515 Colonial Downs Pkwy, New Kent.  Seasonal and other horse racing positions.  For more information or to complete an online application see www.colonialdowns.com

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 18-27 Christmas in July  at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  For more information call 804-966-8362.

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 July 15 to 966-8502.

July 20 Moon Landing Party 11 am to noon at the Heritage Public Library New Kent Branch, 7791 Invicta Lane, New Kent, VA 23124.  For more information see www.heritagepubliclibrary.org or call 804-966-2480.

July 20 Catfish Lunch & Dinner Lunch: 11 am to 1 pm; Dinner: 4-6 pm at the Mann Page Masonic Lodge Number 157, 9001 Boulevard Rd. in Providence Forge.  For more information call 543-0001.

July 22 Profiles of Honor WWI & WWII Scanning Program 11 am to 7 pm at the Heritage Public Library New Kent Branch, 7791 Invicta Lane, New Kent, VA 23124.  For more information see www.heritagepubliclibrary.org or call 804-966-2480.

July 25 New Kent County Fair Association Planning Meeting 7 pm at the New Kent Middle School.  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 28 New Kent Historical Society Program and Meeting 2:30 pm at the Old New Kent Courthouse at New Kent.  Refreshments from 2 to 2:30 pm, followed by the program at 2:30 pm.  Speaker: Will Wallace on his father's paintings of New Kent County historical buildings.  The meeting is open to the public and anyone interested in New Kent County history is invited to attend.

August 1 (tentative) 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 2 Virginia Living Museum – “Remarkable Reptiles” 10:30 to 11:30 am at the Heritage Public Library New Kent Branch, 7791 Invicta Lane, New Kent, VA 23124.  For more information see www.heritagepubliclibrary.org or call 804-966-2480.  (Also 1:30 pm at the Charles City Branch.)

August 2 Congressman Rob Wittman's Community Broadband Field Seminar 3:30 to 4:30 pm in the Boardroom of the New Kent Administration building at New Kent Courthouse. 

August 3 Jenna Bash Festival 11 am to 5 pm at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  Food, live bands, vendors, silent auction, bake sale, butterfly release, kid's games, inflatables & more.  Benefits Proclaiming Grace Outreach, New Kent Humane Society and the New Kent Animal Shelter. For more information see PGOVA.com.

August 2-4 Virginia Sales Tax Holiday on School Supplies and Clothing; Energy Star and WaterSense Qualified Products; Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Equipment

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. Free live concerts after the races.  See Colonial Downs.  The Virginia Derby and Virginia Oaks are scheduled for August 31, 2019.

August 9, 10 Fundraiser for Brad Windes at Ed Allen's Campground in Lanexa. Bounce House, Waterslide and more.

August 10 Chocolate Making Workshop 11 am to noon at the Heritage Public Library New Kent Branch, 7791 Invicta Lane, New Kent, VA 23124.  For more information see www.heritagepubliclibrary.org or call 804-966-2480.

August 10 Summer Hope Music Festival benefitting The Doorways Noon to 8 pm at the New Kent Winery in Talleysville.  For more information see New Kent Winery or call 804-932-8240.

August 11 Wine & Floral Design Workshop 2 pm at Saudé Creek Vineyards 16230 Cook's Mill Road, Lanexa, VA 23089.  Call 804-966-5896 or see www.saudecreek.com.

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, and the American Red Cross.  Walk ins welcome.  For more information call Alan Files at 400-8148.

August 16, 17 Under the Stars 6 pm at Rockahock Campground on the Chickahominy River in Lanexa.  For more information call 804-966-8362.

 

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

August 19 Wills vs. Trusts: Estate Planning Seminar 11:30 am at the Heritage Public Library New Kent Branch, 7791 Invicta Lane, New Kent, VA 23124.  Presented and Sponsored by Rhiannon M. Hartman and Jonathan B. Osler, Attorneys.  The seminar is free, but seating is limited.  Register at 1-866-479-2900 ext 201 or at Carrell Blanton Ferris.

August 20 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Meeting 6 pm at Colonial Downs hosted by Coldwell Banker Traditions.   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 24 Magic Show 11 am to noon at the Heritage Public Library New Kent Branch, 7791 Invicta Lane, New Kent, VA 23124.  For more information see www.heritagepubliclibrary.org or call 804-966-2480.

August 24 New Kent Lions Club Shrimp Feast  - 4 to 7 pm at the Providence Forge Recreation Center on Carriage Road just East of Providence Forge.  All You Can Eat Shrimp, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans and beverages.  Music by Timberwolf.  $35 admission - Advance Ticket Sales Only.  Tickets are available at C&F bank in Providence Forge and at BB&T in Charles City.  For more information call Debbie Ivey at 966-2264.

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 1 Old Dominion Band - Live Performance 7 pm at  Colonial Downs  #1 hit on Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase charts with "Make it Sweet".  Tickets go on sale beginning on June 15 at 10am.  See Old Dominion at Colonial Downs for more information.

September 2 Labor Day

September 3 First Day of School 
Drive Safely
 

September 4 Providence Forge Ruritan Golf Tournament  at Brickshire Golf Club, 5520 Virginia Park Drive.  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 6 POSTPONED TO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 - VIRGINIAN PILOT New Kent v Colonial Heights - Varsity Football 7:00 pm at the New Kent High School Football Field - Ed Allen Jr. Athletic Complex.

September 6 Parrotbeach Concert  10 pm at  Colonial Downs  Parrotbeach is a Jimmy Buffett tribute band doing the best of Jimmy Buffett and Island music.   See Colonial Downs for more information.

September 9 POSTPONED FROM FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 - VIRGINIAN PILOT New Kent v Colonial Heights - Varsity Football 7:00 pm at the New Kent High School Football Field - Ed Allen Jr. Athletic Complex.

September 17 New Kent Chamber of Commerce Meeting 6 pm at the New Kent Visitors Center, 7324 Vineyards Pkwy.  Meet the new Superintendent for New Kent County Public Schools, Brian Nichols.  William Eastman of WNTW Radio, Jeff Kelly of NFIB (The Voice of Small Business), and May O’Leary of NK Education Foundation will all provide a brief presentation.  The New Kent Chamber of Commerce meets on the third Tuesday of each month at various locations.

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