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Pumped to END ALZ Phillips Energy & Scoot's BBQ Fundraiser 2019

Pumped to END ALZ Phillips Energy & Scoot's BBQ Fundraiser 2019

 

The team at Phillips Energy has set out to raise $25,000 for the Alzheimer's Association...and we need your help to reach that goal! 

By "we need your help," we mean we want to invite you to take a night off from cooking and help us with our fundraiser!

Phillips Energy, along with the award winning Scoot's BBQ, will host a BBQ Dinner Fundraiser.  

For $25, enjoy a fresh family four pack meal-to-go that includes the following:

-1 pound of pulled pork

-1 pint of baked beans

-1 pint of mac & cheese

-side of cole slaw

-4 buns

Advance ordering is required. Order online HERE.

Please try to order BEFORE Tuesday, September 17. Order as many meals-to-go as you'd like! 

Pick up on Wednesday, September 25 anytime from 3 to 6 p.m. at Scoot's BBQ at Gloucester Point! This is for TAKE OUT ONLY. 

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Gwynn's Island Baptist Church is sponsoring an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, September 17th from 2 to 7 p.m at the Piankatank Ruritan Building on Route 198 in Hudgins. All blood types are needed and first time donors are welcome. Drink extra water and give it a try! One donation can help as many as 3 people. An appointment can be made at redcrossblood.org or just drop in.

Moose Family Center Auditions

The Moose Family Center is holding auditions for "A Charlie Brown Christmas" for  youth ages 6-18 on Sunday, September 29th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Moose Family Center located at 6565 Moose Drive in Gloucester. For more information call 804-815-0826.

No need to bring prepared music to the audition. Cold reads only.

 

Lasagna Dinner Fundraiser

On Sunday, September 22nd, the Salem United Methodist Church Youth Group will host a Lasagna Dinner Fundraiser at 12 noon at the church. A Love Offering is requested and all money donated will be used to purchase Christmas toys for the children of the food bank. So come out and help give a child a wonderful Christmas. For more information please call Jennifer at 804-512-2595.

7th Annual Yorktown Art Stroll

The Yorktown Arts Foundation and York County invite you to marvel at some pretty amazing talent on Sunday, September 29th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., during the 7th annual Yorktown Art Stroll. The Yorktown Arts Foundation and York County invite you to once again celebrate Arts Month during its 7th Annual Yorktown Art Stroll.

Help us celebrate Arts Month by visiting with artists and learning more about their inspiration.  Also, you can sit and watch as some of these talented people demonstrate their work in and around the Freight Shed at Riverwalk Landing. You’ll find a wide range of art for sale including oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings; glass; drawings; photography; jewelry; pottery; painted furniture; fiber art; handmade soap and woodwork.

Be sure to make your way up to Main Street where On the Hill Gallery will be featuring a special display of new artists. Just down Main Street, at its intersection with Ballard Street, the Gallery at York Hall hosts Historian Chris Bonin who will be signing his book, “Virginia in the War of 1812,” from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. Guests can enjoy a special musical performance from 12 to 4 p.m. by Audio Portrait, an acoustic harmony trio that covers songs from the ‘60s through today. Parents can also take advantage of a free craft for children to make and take home.

Many Historic Yorktown restaurants are open both during and after the event including Riverwalk Restaurant, Water Street Grille, Yorktown Pub, Ben & Jerry’s, and Larry’s. JB’ Italian Eatery and Carrot Tree will be open for breakfast and lunch, and Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters and Petite Café up on Main Street will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can also enjoy an evening sunset sail on the York River with the Schooner Alliance following the conclusion of the event.

Free parking is available at the Riverwalk Landing parking terrace, York Hall, York-Poquoson Courthouse, County Administration Building, and other designated public parking lots.  The Yorktown Trolley will start its run early that morning to provide complimentary service from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with several convenient stops throughout town.

This event is held rain or shine. This free event is jointly sponsored by the Yorktown Arts Foundation and York County.  Special thanks to the York County Arts Commission for its sponsorship. 

 

Virginia Women in History Program

Visit the Tabb Library between Friday,September 20th and Tuesday, October 22nd for a close-up look at Virginia women who have played important roles in history.  Throughout Virginia’ history, women have played important, but often overlooked, roles as educators, entrepreneurs, health care providers, religious leaders, farmers, artists, writers, reformers, pioneers, laborers, and community builders. You can learn about some of the featured Virginia women who changed the world in this exhibit provided by the Library of Virginia, including a Pamunkey chief, a runaway slave, a pioneering scientist, and others.

As part of this exhibit, the Tabb Library is hosting a special program – “A Women’s Right to Vote” – featuring a presentation and discussion on the fight for women’s suffrage. This special program from the League of Women Voters of the Williamsburg Area is set for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 26th.

The Library of Virginia recognizes and celebrates women’s accomplishments in all walks of life with the annual Virginia Women in History program, which honors women of the past and present who developed new approaches to old problems, strove for excellence based on the courage of their convictions, and initiated changes in their communities, state, and nation that continue to affect our lives today.

The Virginia Foundation for Women started the popular Virginia Women in History educational program in 2000 and in 2006 transferred it to the Library of Virginia, which sponsors a traveling exhibition as well as an essay contest with Encyclopedia Virginia. Virginia Women in History is supported by the Virginia Business and Professional Women’s Fund.

For more information about the Virginia Women in History exhibit visit, go to http://edu.lva.virginia.gov/virginia-women-in-history/.

For more about the York County Public Library and its services and programs, visit http://www.yorkcounty.gov/library or call (757) 890-5100.

And finally, for more about the League of Women Voters, Williamsburg area, go to www.lwvwilliamsburg.org.

Marketing Your Business Lunch & Learn Lecture

MARKETING YOUR BUSINESS LUNCH & LEARN LECTURE

Gloucester County Economic Development is pleased to present “Marketing Your Business” on Wednesday, September 25th, the latest in the Home-Based Business Pack a Lunch & Learn series. Candice Smith will share a presentation on cost-effective methods that small and home-based businesses can use to market themselves, and ways to make that marketing stand out. She’ll also review programs and methods to develop and manage marketing.

Candice Smith has honed her marketing skills as Vice President and Co-Founder of Connected Communities, a local non-profit promoting wellness, both personal and professional. The organization arranges workshops that focus on topics such as leadership, care-giving, mental health, wellness, and community awareness. Connected Communities partners with local businesses and organizations to give back to the community through fundraising events. Ms. Smith drives development and manages all marketing for Connected Communities, including managing the website and social media accounts.

Current and prospective home-based business owners are encouraged to attend this free lecture and networking opportunity. Please bring a packed lunch; additional light refreshments will also be provided. The lecture will be held at the Bay Transit Center Conference Room, 5959 Fiddlers Green Rd, Gloucester, from 12:00pm-1:30pm on September 25, 2019. RSVP requested to lallen@gloucesterva.info

Rhythms On The Riverwalk

Kick off your Weekends this Fall at the Yorktown Waterfront during Rhythms on the Riverwalk

 

This year, Yorktown celebrates its 15th Annual Rhythms on the Riverwalk concert series. These free outdoor performances are held every Friday in September, ending on the second Friday in October. All of the fun takes place at Riverwalk Landing from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This year’s diverse line-up is one of the best yet—featuring several genres of music including country, big band, and jazz!

September 13: Little Country - Drawing from lessons learned through formal training and years spent in the studio, this group of diverse musicians takes the country/rock format and turns it up to eleven with a high-energy stage show, plenty of hits you can’t help but sing along to, and truly solid musicianship. Despite being largely "musician's musicians,” Little Country never forgets their most important job is to bring the fun.

September 20: The Mullins Sisters - This performance will have deep musical roots in the southwest heart of the Appalachian Mountains. The Mullins Sisters perform everything from traditional country to modern chart toppers—with a pure harmony only sisters can achieve. In addition to lyrics the crowd can sing along to, these talented musicians will also perform some of their original hits.

September 27: Glen Boswick and the Sound of Swing Orchestra - Since 1977, The Sound of Swing Orchestra has been Hampton Roads leading premiere big band swing dance orchestra. They specialize in the Big Band sounds of the 40’s through today and have performed memorable classics including “What a Wonderful World” “You Belong to Me” and “You are my Special Angel.”

October 4: Bobby BlackHat Band - Bobby "BlackHat" Walters is a recording artist, harmonica player, vocalist, songwriter, and actor who hails from Cleveland. His band brings together the finest blues musicians in Hampton Roads to perform classic, modern, and even some original blues tunes that will keep your toes tappin’ all night long.

October 10th: Good Shot Judy - This talented group plays some of the best songs written in the last hundred years—in a way that’s all their own. These guys always put on a stellar performance, filled with a little jazz, a little swing, and even some big band favorites! GSJ has opened for national acts like Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Squirrel Nut Zippers, and The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies.

 Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Coolers are permitted. Carrot Tree Kitchens will be onsite selling gourmet hot dogs, brisket, BBQ, and a rotating menu of the bakery’s signatures desserts. Parking is available in the two-level garage on Water Street, the York-Poquoson Courthouse, the County Administration Building, York Hall, and other designated public lots throughout town. The free Yorktown Trolley will run on select nights when large crowds are anticipated.

Additional Event Info: • www.visityorktown.org

• York County Tourism Development: (757) 890-3500

• York County Weather Event Hotline: (757) 890-3520

• Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: Visit Yorktown

Newport News Park

12 Things You May Not Know About Newport News Park 

In 1966, the City of Newport News created a watershed around Lee Hall Reservoir to protect the quality of its water. That watershed was developed into Newport News Park. Since then, it’s been a gem in our city, providing trails, shade, a huge variety of wildlife, and much more. So much more, that you probably don’t even know about all this amazing park has to offer. We’ve outlined the Top 12 things you need to know about Newport News Park that will get you planning your next trip there as soon as possible!

1. It’s HUGE

One of the largest municipal parks in the United States, Newport News Park is nine times larger than New York City’s Central Park! At 7,711 acres, Newport News Park is an oasis in the middle of a large metropolitan city. The park is so large that it has its very own campground! 

2. It’s a great place to camp

Campers and outdoor enthusiasts find Newport News Park’s campground the perfect retreat. Its 188 campsites are spaciously arranged throughout the park’s natural woodlands. Camp here and you’ll be surrounded by many of the comforts of home, including electricity, heated showers, a laundry room, a small store for food and supplies, and 24-hour security. And, needless to say, pets are welcome, too!

3. It has an aero-model flying field 

Did you know that Newport News Park has an aero-model flying field? What’s that, you may ask? It’s a place for model aviation enthusiasts to fly their radio-controlled aircraft. The busiest flying times are usually Saturday and Sunday afternoons, weather permitting. The field has a paved 400-foot runway and a spacious 30-acre flyover area, along with bleachers for visitors and spectators.

4. It has miles of trails

The park also offers more than 30 miles of trails through forest, field, and marshland – with many native species to observe in their natural habitat. As you can imagine, the park is home to an incredible variety of native wildlife – deer, fox, raccoon and beaver, to name a few – all found in a thriving setting filled with lush woodlands, flowering meadows, and shimmering lakes. 

5. It has a center to rehabilitate wildlife 

The park even has a state- and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitation program, located at the Discovery Center. The staff there provides care to hundreds of injured or orphaned animals annually, enabling the animals to return to their natural environments, healthy and self-sufficient. We like to think of the Discovery Center as a “temporary haven” for wildlife when they’re most in need. The center also has numerous educational exhibits on display, which are open to the public.

6. You can rent a bike for $3

If you enjoy cycling, bring your own bike or rent one from the campsite office to hit the park’s popular 5.3-mile hard-packed, flat-surface multi-use trail. Newport News Park shares a long stretch of border with the Colonial National Historical Park and several of the park's biking and hiking trails cross over into this historical area.

7. It has ties to the Civil War

Speaking of history, did you know that Newport News Park is the site of some of the best preserved Civil War fortifications, earthworks and redoubts in Virginia? During the American Civil War, the park was the site of Battle of Dam No. 1. In the days prior to the battle, Confederate forces constructed rifle pits and other earthworks from which they held off the Union Army.  Because of this, the park is a designated stop on the official Virginia Civil War Trails network.

8. It has numerous playgrounds and horseshoe pits

Families with small children will be happy to know that Newport News Park has FOUR playgrounds, including one specifically made for younger children (found in Picnic Area 2). With four certified courts for horseshoes, there’s no better place than Newport News Park to play horseshoes, too, especially if you want to keep your own lawn back home pristine! Just remember to bring your own horseshoes, as the park does not provide them.

9. It boasts archery, golf, and a Japanese Peace Garden!

Additionally, it has an archery range, two 18-hole golf courses, and an 18-hole championship disc golf course in the arboretum area. Floral gardens at the park include a Japanese Peace Garden with an authentic tea house!

10.  It’s a great place to go fishing

For water enthusiasts, fishing is permitted in two large freshwater lakes, along with canoe, paddleboat, and Jon boat rentals. And don’t worry about bringing your own paddles, oars, or personal flotation devices – they’re all included in the rental.

11.  There’s a team-building course 

Organized groups looking for a physical and a mental challenge are invited to make a reservation to take the park’s “Ropes & Initiatives Course.” It features a progression of more difficult tasks, similar to an obstacle course. It can be a powerful tool for enhancing group dynamics.  

12.   There are lots of FREE programs there

 

OK, now that we know what Newport News Park has to offer, let’s talk about the many FREE programs scheduled there on a regular basis! Who knew the park offered the following activities?  

1. Archery Safety Lessons – A park ranger presents this one-hour presentation to teach general archery safety tips and discuss the rules and regulations specific to Newport News Park. You’ll also learn more about the art of archery. Call 757-888-3333 for dates and to register.

 2. Bird Walks – Since 1965, the Hampton Roads Bird Club has monitored the park’s bird population on a regular basis. Join club members in the parking lot of Picnic Area 1 at 7 a.m. every first and third Sunday of the month for some early morning birding. Take a stroll through the park and see what interesting species of birds live here. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars!

3. Friday Night Adventures – Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, you can bring your family to the Discovery Center at Newport News Park every Friday evening to learn about some of the amazing living creatures that make their homes in and around the park. Meet a park naturalist to discover facts about some of the park’s natural and historical features through nature walks, themed presentations, and hands-on activities. Topics range from beavers, snakes, and owls to bats, opossums, deer, raccoons, and other creatures inhabiting the park. 

4. Hayrides – Hop on a Saturday evening hayride to explore the park’s beautiful and diverse forest habitats. These family friendly adventures are led by park staff. Hayrides, which depart from the campsite office, are offered on select Saturday evenings between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Rides are free, but tickets are required and distributed at the Campsite Office on a first-come, first-served basis starting 30 minutes before each departure time.

5. Story and a Walk – Enjoy a fun nature story at the Discovery Center in Newport News Park and then take a short walk to discover what you can find around the park. Targeted toward preschool children and their caregivers, this program is held at 10 a.m. every second Wednesday of the month. 

6. Walking Club – This free walking program was created for adults over age 55 who want to get fit or stay fit. Walk through some of the parks most beautiful trails at 10 a.m. every Friday. Call 757-812-7905 to register.

Obviously, the only challenge you’ll have in visiting Newport News Park is selecting among all the fun programs and numerous things to do there! If you opt for one of the programmed activities, call first because a few of these activities are only offered during the summer months. For questions or additional information, call Newport News Park at 757-886-7912.

 

Gloucester High School Class of '79 Reunion

Attention 1979 graduates of Gloucester High School! Our 40th Class Reunion is right around the corner. Date: October 19, 2019 at the York River Oyster Company. Contact Alice Smith, 757-879-0024 for additional information, email to 1979gloucesterhigh@gmail.com or on Facebook: Gloucester High School Class of 1979.

SAARA Of Bay Counties

The Substance Abuse & Addiction Recovery Alliance of Bay Counties (SAARA of  BC)  builds healthier individuals and communities through advocacy, education, and by supporting long term recovery. This is achieved through community events, fund raising including grant writing, employment opportunities and referral to a vast number resources available to all.
 
Saara of BC advocates for resources for our communities by collaborating and cooperating with community service providers, such our local Community Services Board. The purpose is to achieve effective, accountable and accessible prevention, intervention, treatment, relapse prevention and peer recovery services.
 
Each year Saara of Bay Counties continues to advance its mission by promoting recovery and improving lives of people effected by Substance Use Disorders. through our grass roots advocacy efforts in partnership with the Middle Peninsula Northern Neck Community Services Board, including Recovery Services, Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) and National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Mid-Tidewater, signature programs, we provide the community Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health resources, knowledge, support and connections.
 
We aim to remove the stigma associated with addiction by showing that millions of people who have struggled from Substance Use Disorder and Mental health Issues go on to recover and  live full productive lives.
 
Saara of Bay Counties and Sponsors are hosting our annual Recovery Walk 2019 on September 21st at 9am we are meeting at Town Office Park
 
 915 Church Lane Tappahannock, VA 22560
 
 On-site registration 9am or register online at
  • Speakers
  • 3k Recovery Walk
  • Live music
  • Children's activities
  • Vendors
  • Food
 
 

Riverside Hospice Agencies

Riverside Hospice Agencies are looking for volunteers for the Tappahannock and Gloucester offices. They are in need of patient companion volunteers, bereavement and spiritual support volunteers. 8 hours of free training is required and broken up in to two 4 hour days. Criminal background check and Tuberculosis test(covered by Riverside) are also required.

Becoming a hospice volunteer is one of the most rewarding things you can do for yourself and others.

For more information call Frannie Bernard @ 804-443-6130, 804-693-1111 or email to frances.bernard@rivhs.com.

GCPS Screening For Preschoolers

Gloucester County Public Schools conducts screenings for preschool children as part of their Child Find Activities throughout the school year. Parents/guardians should consider having their children screened if they are experiencing difficulty walking, talking, playing and meeting developmental milestones.

 

Newport News Tourism

Newport News Tourism adds Bike Trails to its Website

Cycling is a hobby that can be enjoyed year-round in Coastal Virginia! As such, Newport News Tourism is happy to announce that a new online resource is now available for cyclists to find a variety of bike trails in the city. The trails, which have been added to our website, are separated into three categories: Road biking, Recreational biking, and Mountain biking.

 The trails cover many miles of local terrain, with varying degrees of difficulty. From a leisurely 2-mile paved trail in Riverview Farm Park to the beginner/advanced/expert mountain bike trails in Harwood’s Mill, there is something for all outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy!

A brief description of the six trails is provided, each elaborating on the scenic river views, wooded parks, historic homes, museums, lakefront areas, bridges, and urban streets you’re likely to encounter. 

Maps are available in two formats: Downloadable PDF files that can be printed and online/interactive maps accessible from the web.  The maps can be useful for planning your route in advance and include the following:

Road biking Route 1 – Local Favorite – 8 miles Route 1 – City Tour – 21 miles

Recreational biking Riverview Farm Park – 2 miles Newport News Park – 5.3 miles

Mountain biking Lake Maury Natural Area – 5 miles Harwood’s Mill – 5.9 miles

To make sure everyone takes the typical precautions when biking, we’ve also included a “Bike Safety” tab on the website, which includes basic bicycle rules of the road and cycling tips. For more information, click on “Bike Trails” from the home page of our website at www.newport-news.org.

The Senior Center of York Monthly Programs

 

            A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in August. Participation is open to senior citizens age 55 or better and their spouses, regardless of age.  To register for these activities, sign up in person at the Senior Center or call (757) 890-3444.

 

 

Many of these events require pre-registration.  Call the Senior Center at (757) 890-3444 to register and for more information about these and other events.

York County Public Library

 

 

For information on library programs, visit our website at www.yorkcounty.gov/library or contact the Tabb Library at (757) 890-5120 or the Yorktown Library at (757) 890-5207. Join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/yorkcountypubliclibrary. Visit the Tabb Library at 100 Long Green Blvd., Yorktown, VA 23693 or the Yorktown Library at 8500 George Washington Memorial Hwy., Yorktown, VA 23692. Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

 

Through an agreement with the Williamsburg Regional Library (WRL), York County residents may utilize the services of both WRL branches:  515 Scotland Street and 7770 Croaker Road. For directions and hours of operation, call (757) 259-4040 or (757) 259-7770.

 

York County Parks & Recreation "Movies In The Park!"

 

 

York County Parks and Recreation’s “Movies in the Parks!” is a free movie series is scheduled for select Saturday evenings at New Quarter Park.                                                                                      

Begins at Sunset.  Bring chairs or a blanket for seating. Concessions available.

 

                                         Movie Schedule

 

New Quarter Park – 1000 Lakeshead Drive, Williamsburg

September 21  -           Frozen

October 19      -           Hocus Pocus

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about movie titles and show times, please call Parks and Recreation at (757) 890-3500 or visit www.yorkcounty.gov/parksandrec.

 For weather related updates, call our hotline at 757-890-3501
Charles Brown Park ext 31
New Quarter Park ext 35

 

York County Parks & Recreation Spring/Summer Hours

York County Parks and Recreation announces spring/summer hours at the following parks:     

 

  • Back Creek Park Tennis Courts (3000 Goodwin Neck Road, Yorktown, 23692):  The Tennis office will open for hours shown below from now through October 31st:

Monday:         4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Tues., Wed.:   8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Thursday:      8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday:           8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

            *Saturday:     8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.  (*Only May 1 through October 1)

 

  • Chisman Creek Park (1314 Wolf Trap Road, Yorktown, 23692):  Open daily from now through August 31st from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  The park is subject to closure due to inclement weather for safety reasons and to protect the turf.  During inclement weather or wet field conditions, the park gates will remain locked.

 

  • New Quarter Park (1000 Lakeshead Drive, Williamsburg, 23185):  Open daily from now through October 31st, 8 a.m. to dusk. Park staff will be on site and public restrooms will be available. For shelter and program reservations, call the New Quarter Park office at (757) 890-5840 to make arrangements in advance.

 

  • Wolf Trap Park (1009 Wolf Trap Road, Yorktown, 23692): Open daily from now through August 31st from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  The park is subject to closure due to inclement weather for safety reasons and to protect the turf.  During inclement weather or wet field conditions, the park gates remain locked.

 

  • The McReynolds Athletic Complex (MAC) (412 Sports Way, Yorktown, 23693)  has switched to seasonal hours through October 31st, the park is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.  The park stays open for the conclusion of scheduled activities, but is subject to closure during periods of inclement weather. 

 

Please call the Parks and Recreation Office at (757) 890-3500 for any questions regarding these or other park sites operated by York County.  Park closures due to inclement weather can be viewed at www.yorkcounty.gov/parksandrec and clicking on York County Parks and Recreation under “Rainout Line” at the top right of the home page.

 

Yorktown Market Days

Saturdays, Now through October 26 (except Oct. 5)

Yorktown Market Days, 8 AM to 12 PM  Enjoy spectacular views of the York River, live music, food trucks, chef cooking demonstrations, and a variety of vendors! Shop for seasonal produce; fresh seafood and meats; breads; handmade soaps and candles; honey; gourmet dog treats; and a beautiful display of work from local artists and artisans. Riverwalk Landing. Free. EBT/SNAP cards accepted. 757.890.3500

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Volunteers Needed for Memory Cafe'

Adult volunteers are needed to assist with the new monthly Memory Café program offered by the York County Public Library in partnership with the Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging & Lifelong Health and the Peninsula Agency on Aging.  The Memory Cafés are open to those suffering Alzheimer’s, other forms of dementia, or memory loss, and their caregivers. The Tabb Library Memory Café will be held on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Tabb Library Meeting Room.

We are looking for individuals who possess a positive attitude, are empathetic and enjoy conversing with seniors. Some of the Memory Café participants will be able to converse fairly well on their own; others may have trouble finding words. Volunteers will be trained to draw the attendees out and help them enjoy their time. Those facing dementia can greatly benefit from conversing when they can, or otherwise just being met where they are on their journey through memory loss.  

Volunteers should be available on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 12:45 to 2:45 p.m. at the Tabb Library as often as possible. Volunteers are also required to attend a short training workshop prior to the first session. The training will cover communication techniques and information on how best to encourage conversation with those suffering from memory loss. The training will be no more than an hour in length; training dates are to be determined.

The Tabb Library is located at 100 Long Green Boulevard, Yorktown, VA, 23693. For a complete schedule and more information about the Cafés, please visit the library’s Event Calendar, available online at www.yorkcounty.gov/library.

For more information about the Memory Café or volunteering opportunities, please call Marjorie Hilkert, Memory Café coordinator, at (757) 345-6977.

Yorktown's FREE Trolley Now Operating

 

The free Yorktown Trolley is one of the best ways to see Historic Yorktown. The trolley is available to all locals and visitors to alleviate the hassle of finding parking close to the waterfront, especially during peak tourist season.

 

2019 Schedule

 

Sept. 3 – Nov. 17 (daily)
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Holiday Schedule

Nov. 22 – Dec. 29 (Fri, Sat & Sun only)
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

The trolleys are climate controlled and ADA compliant, and run a circuitous route throughout the historic area. The 20-25 minute long route begins at the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center with stops at the Victory Monument, Historic Main Street, Riverwalk Landing, Watermen’s Museum, and others, and ends at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. During the trip, the trolley drivers provide helpful information at each stop to allow the rider to focus on the scenery, the history, and where to have their next meal!

 

This is the 19th year York County has offered this service to the community. The trolleys are financed primarily by state and federal grant money. Each car can transport 28 seated and 19 standing passengers at a time. The trolley transports approximately 90,000 passengers throughout Yorktown during its operational season.

 

For Additional Info:

www.visityorktown.org

York County Tourism Development: (757) 890-3500

Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: Visit Yorktown

#visityorktown #york757

 

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