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WHEN PARENTS DIE: A GUIDE FOR ADULTS
September—October 4, 2017
A New Bereavement Support Group for adult children who have experienced the death of a parent. Registration required. Every Wednesday, 7 – 8 pm. At Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Parkway Williamsburg. To register, contact bereavement@williamsburghospice.org.

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CONCERT IN THE WILLIAMSBURG BOTANICAL GARDEN
September 1, 2017
From 6 – 8 pm, performed by the W Quartet. Unique Sound. Exceptional Performance. Started in the summer of 2016, our quartet quickly developed from just talk between a brother and sister into the fully functioning musical ensemble it is today. Not only do we play for weddings and events, but we also enjoy giving back to the community and sharing our music through venues such as the Grove Christian Outreach and the Williamsburg United Methodist Respite Care Center. This quartet features three violins and one cello. All members are high school students in the immediate area. Bring your own chair. Suggested donation $5. Wine and Beer available for purchase.

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PATRIOTIC AND SACRED MUSIC CONCERT
September 3, 2017
The Schola from the Ward Centre of Richmond will present a Patriotic and Sacred Music Choral Concert. These young children will sing a Mass at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, Portugal, on October 13, during the 100thanniversary celebrations of the Marian Apparitions. The concert is free with donations accepted to assist them on this trip. Light refreshments will follow. Time: 12:30 pm at Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road. For more information, call 757- 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts.

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WILLIAMSBURG CHORAL GUILD AUDITIONS
September 11, 2017
The Williamsburg Choral Guild, a mixed SATB chorus, is holding auditions for its 2017-2018 season of three concerts. Auditions will be held by appointment on Monday, September 11, from 5 - 6:30 pm. Conducted by Artistic Director Jay BeVille, the auditions will check an applicant's basic musicianship, ability to match pitch, sing in tune and read a simple piece of music as well as demonstrate his or her voice quality and blend. At St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 1333 Jamestown Rd. Contact membership chair Deidre Lenderking at info@williamsburgchoralguild.org or call 757-220-1808. For information about the Guild's programs and events, visit www.williamsburgchoralguild.org.

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THE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF WILLIAMSBURG
September 12, 2017
The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg presents the Miró String Quartet Tuesday, September 12 at 8 pm in the Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre. For further information and tickets visit our website: chambermusicwilliamsburg.org.

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FALL 2017 BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
September 12—November 21, 2017
A support group for any adult in the community who has experienced the death of a loved one. Registration required. Every other Tues. 10 am – 12 noon. At Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Parkway Williamsburg. To register, contact bereavement@williamsburghospice.org.

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ON & OFF THE CANVAS OPENING RECEPTION
September 14,2017
Williamsburg Book Festival presents "On & Off the Canvas" art exhibition at the Williamsburg Library Theater Lobby. From 5-6:30 pm, the Book Festival presents stories told through acrylics, watercolor, mixed-media and clay - on & off the canvas. Artists include Joanne Limric, Frank Iseman, Anne Grossman, Elma Dirolf, Greg Lilly, Annie Cacioppo, and Al Lilley.

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LANDSCAPE LOVE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Through September 15, 2017
Need free advice with problems in your home landscape? The James City County/Williamsburg Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners are offering to residents of the county or city, a free consultation on landscape best management practices at individual residences. Applications for the Fall 2017 session will be accepted until September 15th, by visiting www.jccwmg.org and clicking on the Landscape Love Registration button. Spaces are limited and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Actual visits to the homes will be scheduled from late September through October. Additional questions? Contact the VCE James City County office at 757-564-2170.

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THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN: STRATEGIC PLANTS THAT ATTRACT AND RAISE BUTTERFLIES
September 16, 2017
Freedom Park Interpretive Center, 10 am, open to the public. Master Naturalist and experienced butterfly raiser, Joni Carlson, will cover butterfly life cycles and let us know how to grow plants that sustain a variety of butterfly species. Her focus will be on the importance of native plants, especially milkweeds, and on a "natural" rather than a manicured garden in order to support butterflies. In addition, Joni will have information and samples on some of the many moths in the area. She also will speak on how you can become a citizen scientist to monitor and tag monarchs, and what it takes to turn your yard into a certified monarch way station. Joni will use live samples to illustrate butterfly life cycle stages. If possible, after the program, monarchs will be tagged and released in the Garden. This event is part of the Learn and Grow Educational Series sponsored by the Williamsburg Botanical Garden. The program is free, although a $5 donation to help the Garden grow is appreciated. For more information, email Joni at waystation7576@gmail.com. After the program, Master Gardeners will be in the Garden to answer questions and talk about what is in bloom.

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MOODY FOR HOSPICE HOUSE
September 17, 2017
Sponsored by Cochon on 2nd to support the work of Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg. Includes BBQ, beer, live music and games. 4 -7 pm. Tickets: https://moody-for-hospice-house.ticketleap.com/

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WILLIAMSBURG MUSIC CLUB’S NEW SEASON
September 20, 2017
The Williamsburg Music Club kicks off its 2017-18 season with a performance by Alexandra Katelyn Mullins, Harpist, at 11 am at Bruton Parish Lewis Hall. The Music Club meets every third Wednesday from September through May. All programs are free and open to the public. Additional information on the Club and its upcoming programs can be found at: http://www.williamsburgmusicclub.org/

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WILLIAMSBURG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MASTERWORKS CONCERT: “FROM THE NEW WORLD”
September 25 & 26, 2017
Kimball Theatre, 8 pm. Music Director, Janna Hymes. Featuring Jennifer Koh, violin. Dvorak’s New World Symphony will be performed. Tickets are available by phone at 757- 229-9857. Website: williamsburgsymphony.org.

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WOMAN’S CLUB WELCOMES PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS
September 27, 2017
Women interested in finding out more about The Woman’s Club of Williamsburg-GFWC are welcome to attend our September meeting to meet us and learn more! We meet September 27, 11:15 am-1:30 pm, at Ford’s Colony Clubhouse, 240 Ford’s Colony Dr., in Williamsburg. The meeting includes lunch ($17) and a presentation by invited speaker Sue Mowry, GFWC Tidewater District Presentation, who will discuss GFWC Programs. To attend, please email us at info@womansclubofwilliamsburg.org.
The non-profit Woman's Club of Williamsburg-GFWC is a group of women with a common interest in community welfare and philanthropic projects. The Club provides financial support for a variety of local, national and international humanitarian organizations. Visit www.womansclubofwilliamsburg.org for more information about our club's activities!

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SCORE POINTS FOR SPRINGERS
September 30, 2017
Mid-Atlantic English Springer Spaniel Rescue (MAESSR) will host its fifth annual Captain’s Choice golf tournament at the Kiskiack Golf Club in Croaker. Registration will open at 8:30 am, with a Shotgun Start at 9:30 am. The entry fee, $75 per individual and $300 for teams, includes green fees, cart, practice balls, and cookout-style lunch. Hole sponsorship plus team is $420. There will be raffles, free range balls, and other prizes. Single golfers are welcome. For more information contact John Keegan at 757- 869-3049 or Rick Larner at 757-645-7369. Online registration is available at www.maessr.org/specialevents.aspx. MAESSR is a volunteer-based 501 (c) (3) animal welfare organization dedicated to rescuing and re-homing English Springer Spaniels through rescue, rehabilitation, training, humane education, and community outreach.

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SHOOT FOR THE MOON
October 1, 2017
An art exhibit to benefit Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg. Includes big band music. From 1:30—4:30 pm. At the Linda Matney Art Gallery, 5435 Richmond Road, Williamsburg. Visit http://lindamatneygallery.com/ for more information.

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FOURTH ANNUAL LACE EXHIBIT OF THE COLONIAL LACEMAKERS

October 1-31, 2017
At the Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street. From historical laces to contemporary designs based on doodles to jewelry incorporating beads, thread has never looked this good. On Oct. 28, join the lacemakers to learn some of the secrets of this art during hands-on demonstrations from 2 – 4 pm.

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MEN’S CHARITY TENNIS TOURNAMENT
October 6, 2017
A tennis tournament sponsored by Middle Peninsula Insurance & Financial Services and hosted by Men’s Charity Tennis to benefit Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg. From 9 am —4 pm at Two Rivers Country Club. To register visit, www.menscharitytennis.com. Spectators welcome, includes silent auction & reception. Rain location is McCormack-Nagelson Tennis Center.

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28TH KING OF GLORY CHILDREN'S CONSIGNMENT SALE ACCEPTING CONSIGNORS
October 6-7, 2017
Sign up to consign/volunteer by emailing ccs@kogva.org. Accepting fall and winter items. Friday, October 6, 11 am – 7 pm, and Saturday, October 7, 8 am – 12 noon.
Consignors can make up to 75% of their sales depending on their volunteer hours.

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WILLIAMSBURG BOOK FESTIVAL
October 7, 2017
The 2017 Williamsburg Book Festival celebrates the best in books in our region and beyond. Over 40 authors – both nationally-renowned and emerging – will meet readers and sign their books. Four Virginia Poets Laureate will read their work in the Presentation Room. Other sessions include topics for book groups, the art & craft of writing, and the business of publishing. Headlining the festival is bestselling author Kathryn Aalto. She will sign and discuss her book: The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood. The acclaimed book was a New York Times Best Seller and featured on NPR and was a People magazine "Best New Book Pick." The Stryker Center 10 am -4 pm. For more information: info@WilliamsburgBookFestival.org.

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REGISTER FOR THE Arc 5K!
October 7, 2017
The 8th annual Williamsburg Landing 5k Run for The Arc is Saturday, October 7, 2017. Online registration is now available at www.thearcgw.org. For sponsorship information please contact Pam McGregor at pam.mcgregor@thearcgw.org.

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FALL 2017 OPEN HOUSE
October 11, 2017
From 4-6 pm. Drop in to tour the Hospice House, and to learn more about our services and volunteer opportunities. Open to anyone in the community. Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Parkway Williamsburg. Questions? Contact Kerry Mellette, kmellette@williamsburghospice.org.

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FALL FEST AND ROAD RACES
October 15, 2016
Sanford B. Wanner Stadium, 4725 Stadium Drive, Williamsburg.
Hit the trails for a day of exercise and fun. Join us virtually or join us for a challenging combination of roads and beautiful nature trails through the Warhill Sports Complex and adjacent areas. This race welcomes runners and walkers of all ages from all over. Some participants choose to run or walk the 5K or 10K alone or with their own ‘team’ of friends. If shorter distance is more your style, join the action with a 1 mile fun-run before the 5K and 10K. Before and after the event, participants enjoy a community fall festival, breakfast, entertainment, awards, food samplings, pumpkin painting, face painting, henna, and an expo of sponsors and community partners. All participants will receive a dry fit t-shirt, medal, Calendar to Live By 2017, and admission to the festival. Create a team, dress up, pink out, and show your support! Registration fees increase $5 on October 1. Proceeds benefit Beyond Boobs! Beyond Boobs! promotes breast health education and early detection and support for young women diagnosed with breast cancer. To find out more about Beyond Boobs! and their mission, visit us at www.beyondboobs.org. 8:00 am - 1 Mile Fun Run ($20 registration). 8:30 am - 5K Run ($30 registration). 9:15 am - 10K Run ($40 registration). Registration fees increase by $5 on October 1. Fall Fest 8:30 am – 12 noon.

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WE SHOULD BE DANCING
October 20, 2017
From 6-10 pm, the Auxiliary of Sentara Williamsburg’s annual fundraiser, “We Should Be Dancing,” highlights the golden era of Rock & Roll with songs you know by heart from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Joe Hertzler and Linda George Hertzler, local community leaders and dance enthusiasts, are the Honorary Chairs of this year's Dance held at McAuley Hall at Walsingham Academy, where a retro style gym will magically transport you back in time. Even non- dancers will enjoy the "comfort food” from Shorty’s Diner, the great music and the dance exhibitions. Find more information about this TGIF event on our Sentara Williamsburg Hospital Auxiliary Facebook page and purchase tickets online on the website www.auxiliaryswrmc.org. $75pp ($40 tax deductible). Reserve tables of 8 for a fantastic and memorable evening. The Auxiliary has added two new patient-oriented initiatives this year: a first of its kind in Virginia, “Mobility Park” for patients of all ages with mobility issue plus a partnership with the Family Maternity Center to support our most vulnerable mothers and babies.

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YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
November 2017
Shanti Garudasana Yoga School, a Williamsburg nonprofit, has a few openings in their 300 hour yoga teacher training program. The program is Yoga Alliance certified and proceeds of the program provide scholarships for William & Mary students. If you would like an application or have any questions please contact - Cindy Crace, Program Director at info@shantigarudasana.org.

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INAUGURAL AVALON CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT

November 3, 2017
Whether you're a golfer or sponsor, we hope you will tee up with us for the inaugural Avalon Classic at Ford's Colony Marsh Hawk Course! Register a team or golf solo to benefit Avalon Center, the region's accredited agency on ending domestic & sexual violence. Registration is only $100 per golfer and includes 18 holes, cart, snacks and beverages on the course, plus post-tourney buffet! 11 am-registration and 12:30 pm-shotgun start/Captain's Choice with BBQ and awards following the tournament. Register online at http://www.avaloncenter.org/avalon-classic, before we sell out! Don't want to register online? Email Priscilla@avaloncenter.org or call 757-258-5544 for more options.


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COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG EMPLOYEES ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW

November 18-19, 2017
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation employees, volunteers and retirees will once again combine their time and talents for their annual Fall Arts and Crafts Show from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The show and sale will be held at the Historic Triangle Community Services Building, located at 312 Waller Mill Road. Admission and parking are free and open to the public. Each crafter uses his/her spare time and talents to create unique handmade gifts. Several media are represented during the show and sale, from jewelry and textiles to woodcrafts and photography. Fabulous jams and handmade textiles are only a portion of the treasures available for personal enjoyment or as a special gift for that certain someone.

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VIRGINIA THANKSGIVING FESTIVAL
November 5, 2017
Celebrate the re-enactment of America's first Thanksgiving at Berkeley Plantation. The festival begins with a parade including horse-drawn carriages, fife and drum corps, festival entertainers and participants. First person re-enactors, musicians and magicians stroll the plantation grounds. The Chickahominy Tribal Dancers perform, as well as The Itinerant Band, playing songs and tunes heard in 17th century America. Families participate in Colonial period games, dancing, crafts, activities and a corn maze. Vendors showcase their food, arts, crafts and jewelry. The re-enactment of the landing, moderated by Tim Timberlake, begins at 3 pm. Following the re-enactment, the Chickahominy Tribal Dancers invite everyone to join them in their traditional friendship dance. Brock’s BBQ will continue the tradition of offering Thanksgiving Dinner in a glass along with other food items. It is an exciting, educational and enjoyable day for the whole family! For additional information call 804-829-6018 or 1-888-466-6018 or go to www.virginiathanksgivingfestival.com. There is a $10 per car and $5 per bike parking fee to help support the festival and a charge for house and museum tours.

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HERITAGE HUMANE SOCIETY CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
December 9, 2017
Join us from 9 am – 3 pm at the Bruton Parish Hall, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg. All proceeds benefit homeless animals at the Heritage Humane Society.
You’ll find unique gifts and stocking stuffers for all the people and pets on your list. Come early for the best selections of gourmet soups, baked goods and “jar foods” for your celebrations. We have themed baskets and hand-crafted gifts, as well as a wide selection of jewelry, scarves, books, stuffed animals, holiday decorations and more! Your favorite pets will enjoy toys, togs and treats in their holiday “critter baskets”. Try your luck at our raffles, with a chance to win exciting prizes.

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SEEKING VOLUNTEER TAX PREPARERS
Ongoing
Williamsburg AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking for volunteers to assist seniors and low/moderate-income taxpayers in completing their 2017 Federal and Virginia tax returns. IRS certification training is provided during classes in early January. Basic knowledge of tax return preparation, as well as the ability to do returns on a computer, are needed. We help over 2,500 local taxpayers each year take advantage of tax credits and tax law changes, resulting in refunds of over $3 million. The service will be offered at the Williamsburg and James City County Libraries in 2017 from February 1 to April 14. We also need facilitators for each session to register and do an initial screening of our clients. Please email District Coordinator George Richmond at grichmond4@live.com if you are interested in becoming a Tax-Aide volunteer.

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VCE MASTER GARDENER REGISTRATION
Ongoing
The James City County/Williamsburg Master Gardeners’ Program is accepting applications for the Class of 2018. The entirely community based volunteer program is under the guidance and leadership of the Virginia Cooperative Extension and Virginia Tech and has been providing horticulture based programs for James City County and Williamsburg for over 20 years. Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 am – 12 noon, January 9- March 27. For application and more information, contact the VCE office at 757-564-2170 or visit www.jccwmg.org.

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WMCI FALL COMMUNITY COURSES AND EVENTS
Ongoing
This fall, the William & Mary Confucius Institute will be offering a variety of engaging language and culture courses, including: Chinese Level I, Chinese Painting I, Walking into Today's China, and Erhu I for Session I; Chinese Level II, Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Painting II, and Erhu II for Session II. Additionally, Chinese cooking classes will be held on Thursdays from October 19 - November 9. A Taiji course will be held over both sessions, beginning September 5 and ending November 14 (no class October 17). We will also host a variety of lectures and scholarly events. For more information, please visit our website at: http://www.wm.edu/sites/confuciusinstitute/index.php. If you have any questions, call 757- 221-1286 or email wmci@wm.edu.

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THE TIDEWATER VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY (TVHS)
Ongoing
TVHS offers unique tours, lectures, social events, plus behind-the-scene adventures during 2017-18. “History in your own backyard” takes on a new meaning when you know what all TVHS has to offer. TVHS opens doors to “off-the-beaten-path” and “not open to the public” historic sites. Lectures by experts in their field provide information prior to tours to complete the experience. Bill Kelso, everyone’s favorite archeologist, says, “You can read about history in a book but you can walk thru it here.” To learn more contact us at 757- 259-9134 or visit us on the web: www.tv-hs.org or info@tv-hs.com. Lectures are open to the public. Call or visit the website for more information. Everyone is welcome.

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WILLIAMSBURG FARMERS MARKET
Saturdays
Enjoy the heart of Williamsburg in Merchants Square while shopping in this producer-only market for produce, prepared food, fish, artisan cheeses, meats, pasta, cut flowers, and handmade soaps. Hours are 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. The market includes live music from 9-11 am. Chef demonstrations, Master Gardener exhibits, and exhibits along with local shops and restaurants. The market now accepts SNAP/EBT, credit cards and W&M Express. For information, call or contact 757-259-3768, www.williamsburgfarmersmarket.com. September 2 – Live Music by Phil Casey; Café Provencal will be at the Chefs. September 9 – Live Music by LCV. September 16 –Live Music by Timothy Seaman. Sweet Tea & Barley is at the Chefs Tent. September 23 – Live music will be performed by So’lach. Berret’s Seafood is at the Chefs Tent. September 30 – Live music by Stephen Christroff. Waypoint is at the Chefs Tent.

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HOPE PREGNANCY CARE CENTER
Ongoing
New evening hours: Wednesday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm by appointment. Also open: Monday- Thursday 10:30 am – 3:00 pm. All services are free and confidential- no insurance needed. We serve all women with unplanned and unexpected pregnancies. We also accept donations of new or gently used baby clothes up to 2T, as well as maternity clothes. 1315 Jamestown Road, Suite 202. 757-229-6472. www.hopewilliamsburg.org.

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CHAIR YOGA AND MEDITATION CLASS FOR ADULTS 60 AND OVER
Ongoing
Every Monday, 1 - 2 pm. The Peninsula Agency on Aging has partnered with Breathing Space, Inc., a non-profit promoting mindful movement, to offer a free weekly Chair Yoga class. People with chronic pain and challenges with balance are welcome. Caregivers and their loved ones are encouraged to attend. At the Messmer Community Services Center, 312 Waller Mill Rd., Williamsburg, (Off Bypass Rd.). No registration needed; just drop by. Call 757- 345-6277 or email Information2@paainc.org if you need more information.

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THE WILLIAMSBURG WOMEN’S CHORUS OPEN FOR NEW MEMBERS FOR FALL SEASON
Ongoing
The Chorus is open to women of all ages and voice parts. Rehearsals are held on Thursday Mornings at Bruton Parish House from 10 am-noon. We will be preparing for our Winter Concert which will be in December . Rehearsals for the fall season will begin in September . If interested, contact Beckie Davy at bdavy@brutonparish.org to set up an informal audition.

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WILLIAMSBURG YOUTH CHORALE OPEN FOR NEW MEMBERS FOR THE FALL SEASON
Ongoing
The Chorale is open to treble voices, boys and girls, grades 3-12. Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm at the Bruton Parish House choir room. Rehearsals begin on September 19. The Chorale is featured in the concerts of the Williamsburg Choral Guild and the Williamsburg Women's Chorus. Contact Ann Porter, aportermusic0@gmail.com for information.

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CHRISTOPHER WREN ASSOCIATION FALL SEMESTER MEMBERSHIP, COURSE, LECTURE, AND ACTIVITY REQUESTS
Ongoing
The Christopher Wren Association is a self-funded, volunteer-led organization dedicated to adults of all ages who seek opportunities for learning and enrichment of their lives. This fall CWA will be offering over 150 courses, one-time lectures and activities, including the popular Town & Gown Lecture series. Classes are filling quickly, and students are encouraged to submit their course requests online as soon as possible. For information about becoming a member and to view the current catalog, visit our website: www.wm.edu/cwa. Questions? Call the office at 757-221- 1506.

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ALL-AMERICAN TEA PARTIES
Ongoing
Colonial Williamsburg invites guests of all ages to take time to go back with its All-American Tea Parties the first and third Saturday of each month until August 19. The events, hosted by Mrs. Campbell herself at Christiana Campbell’s Tavern, feature a special blend of tea and sippets of mid-day fare to be shared. Guests are encouraged to bring along their period-inspired dolls and partake in the midday festivities. All-American Tea Parties begin at 1 pm and last until 3 pm. Tickets are $39.95 per person and are available at colonialwilliamsburg.com/tea-parties or by calling 855-296-6627, along with additional information, which is also available by following Colonial Williamsburg on Facebook and @colonialwmsburg on Twitter and InstagramHey Neighbor!

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BIBLE STUDY
Ongoing
There is an comprehensive and in depth bible study and question answering session held at the Williamsburg library in Norge every Monday night starting at 6 pm, with questions such as where did Cain get his wife and what was the mark placed upon him or what is the mark of the beast and his number 666 mean or what is the unforgivable sin. So if your bible study is lacking the quality of study that you need to answer such questions, you are invited to join us. Contact 757-253-0172 or 757-604-6649

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Ongoing
National Historical Park (consisting of the National Park Service at Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield) continues its mission, preserving and protecting the interests of the public since 1930. The Park operates two visitor centers and several historic homes. However, like all national parks, Colonial relies heavily on volunteers. Perhaps a sign of the times, but volunteerism is not as prevalent as it once was. But, you have a chance to change that trend at Colonial. A need exists for regular volunteers four hours a day, one day a week, orienting visitors to the park and the area. We also need volunteers to conduct tours for the public and operate historic homes. There is something for everyone. So, consider becoming a steward of your wonderful national parks, and begin at Colonial National Historical Park, (Historic Jamestowne or Yorktown Battlefield) by contacting Mike Byrd at 757-898-2422. Come make a difference!

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NORGE DEPOT MUSEUM
Ongoing
At the JCC Library, 7770 Croaker Rd, Norge. The Depot is open from 10 to noon on Saturdays and 2 to 4 on Sundays. See railroad and local historical exhibits including artifacts, photographs, and clothing. A model railroad layout is running and a wooden railroad is available for children. Take their picture with our caboose! Free, but donations appreciated. More details at norgedepot.org.

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GROVE, VA FACEBOOK PAGE
Ongoing
Come check out the new Grove Community Facebook Page. If you are part of our small part of Williamsburg or have an interest in the success of Grove, please join the group! This discussion page is a great spot to share information, work together to solve common issues and foster our sense of community. https://www.facebook.com/groups/grovecommunity

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CELEBRATE RECOVERY
Ongoing
A Christ-centered, confidential recovery group for anyone who has trouble dealing with life’s hurts, habits, or hang-ups. We meet on Tuesday evenings at 6 for dinner. Our meeting starts at 7. Williamsburg Community Chapel – 3899 John Tyler Highway, Williamsburg. For information, contact (Men) Gale King, rgking10@gmail.com; (Women) Sheryl Buckner, sbuckner88@gmail.com.

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WILLIAMSBURG WOMEN’S CONNECTION
Ongoing
A monthly luncheon for women. We socialize, enjoy a delicious meal, a little music, hear a great speaker and maybe make a new friend. Each month we feature 2 local businesses. So join us at 11:30am to socialize and shop; then lunch is served at 12. Our luncheon is held at Williamsburg Community Chapel – 3899 John Tyler Highway, Williamsburg. Cost is $12. Upcoming meeting dates are March 22, April 19, and May 17. Call Sheryl Buckner for more information, 757-342-1460.

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WRITERS CRITIQUE - WORD WEAVERS INTERNATIONAL
Ongoing
Meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at the James City County Library – 7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg. We provide a forum for writers to critique each other’s work in a face-to-face format to learn about and improve our craft. Writers of all levels are welcome. While WWI is a Christian-based group, all writers are welcome. Contact Sheryl Buckner for more information, 757-342-1460.

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COLONIAL HERITAGE INVESTMENT CLUB
Ongoing
Open to all residents of Williamsburg area. Meetings held on the third Thursday of each month from 9:30 - 11:30 am at Colonial Heritage Clubhouse, 6500 Arthur Hills Drive, Williamsburg. A wide range of investment topics are covered through presentations, discussions, and question-answer sessions, all with a common goal of helping people learn more about the markets, investment alternatives, and managing their portfolios. The club does not invest money, buy securities, or permit sales presentations. Guests admitted free. Meeting dates listed at www.CHinvestmentclub.org.

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WILLIAMSBURG AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FUND REQUEST
Ongoing
The Williamsburg Aviation Scholarship Program was founded in 2013 and is based at Williamsburg high school students involved in Aviation. We fund the students in their efforts in getting their private pilot license. Our board of consists of 4 officers and 8 directors, all volunteers. No one on the board of directors receives any compensation for his/her efforts. Our first class of high schools students (2015-16) consisted of 5 students selected from the applications received (both male and female). For the 2016-17 class, we selected 6 high school students from the applications received (both male and female). Students must be enrolled in high school, at least 16 years old, and in 10th, 11th, or 12 grade. The students receive their ground school training, flight training, training kits, licensing fees, etc., at no charge to them or their family. All training is done through the Williamsburg Flight Center here at Williamsburg Jamestown Airport. To raise the money for training the students, our board of directors holds fund raisers and solicits donations. The average cost of funding each student is approximately $12,000.00. We need your assistance in our efforts to raise money to fund the students. Please make a donation in any amount that you may choose. Your donation is tax deductible for income tax purposes. We will mail you a receipt for your donation so you will have a tax deduction when you file your income tax. To donate to this worthy cause, make your check payable to and mail to Williamsburg Aviation Scholarship Program, 102 Marclay Road, Williamsburg, Va. 23185.

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HEAD START OPEN ENROLLMENT
Ongoing
Williamsburg James City County Community Action Agency’s Preschool Program for Children ages 3 to 5. Serving income eligible families including children with special needs. Apply by phone 757- 229-6417 or in person at 312 Waller Mill Road, Williamsburg.

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HOPE PREGNANCY CARE CENTER
Ongoing
New evening hours: Wednesday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm by appointment. Also open: Monday- Thursday 10:30 am – 3:00 pm. All services are free and confidential- no insurance needed. We serve all women with unplanned and unexpected pregnancies. We also accept donations of new or gently used baby clothes up to 2T, as well as maternity clothes. 1315 Jamestown Road, Suite 202. 757-229-6472. www.hopewilliamsburg.org.

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JAMES RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH SATURDAY EVENING SERVICE
Ongoing
From Homily, discussion groups and light refreshments create a warm environment for Christian spiritual growth. Join us at 4931 Centerville Rd, Williamsburg. For more information, visit our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/JamesRiverBaptistChurch. You can also visit the website at www.JamesRiverBaptist.org.

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CALLING LOCAL WRITERS!
2nd Monday each month
Are you a writer* who longs for a group to connect with?
Word Weavers International, Inc., established in 1997, has a local group just for you, Word Weavers Williamsburg. Word Weavers is more than just a group of writers clamoring for praise. Word Weavers has a tried-and-true formula for sharpening the skills of its members, turning out published authors who go on to win acclaim and awards. If you are a writer who is not afraid to critique and be critiqued, join us and see what all the WW talk is about. We meet on the 2nd Monday of each month from 5:30 - 7:30 pm in the Cosby Room at James City County Library - 7770 Croaker Road. For more information, go to: www.Word-Weavers.com or contact Sheryl: 757-342-1460.
*While WWI, Inc. is a Christian-based group, all writers are welcomed.

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THE CHRISTOPHER WREN ASSOCIATION: COURSE, LECTURE AND ACTIVITY REQUESTS
Online and Ongoing
The Christopher Wren Association is a self-funded, volunteer-led organization dedicated to adults of all ages who seek opportunities for learning and enrichment of their lives. This fall, CWA will be having over 150 offerings, including a wide variety of courses, activities (including the Town & Gown Lecture series), one-time lectures, and special events. Many classes begin the week of September 12th, but students are able to submit new or additional requests for courses and activities throughout the semester. For information about becoming a member, and obtaining a Fall 2016 CWA course catalog, contact us at www.wm.edu/cwa, or 757-221-1506.

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HISTORIC JAMESTOWNE IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS
Ongoing
Historic Jamestowne seeks volunteers to greet and engage guests as well provide accurate information about this premier historic site. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available, including Visitor Center greeters, Fort Site interpreters, and Docents in our archaeological museum, the Archaearium. Volunteer shifts are available Monday through Sunday, 9:30 am – 1 pm and 1 - 4:30 pm. Training sessions will be held in the spring and fall. If you are interested in volunteering at Historic Jamestowne, please contact Kelly Williams at kwilliams@preservationvirginia.org.

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GOT BIBLE QUESTIONS?
Ongoing
Not getting enough from your bible study or church group , then perhaps you should join us at the Williamsburg Library in Norge every Monday at 6 pm to get your biblical questions answered, such as what really happened in the garden between Adam and Eve and the serpent ( that is to say the devil ) or why isn't Cain listed in Adam's genealogy and where did Cain get his wife if there were only three people, and did Adam and Eve really die the same day they ate the forbidden fruit (in case you don't know, they did) and what was that fruit , or such questions as what is the unforgiveable sin and has it been committed or what is the mark of the beast 666 and what does it mean, so if you would like to know the answers to these and any others, then bring them with you when you join us. Hope to see you there.

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YOGA AND MEDITATION CLASS FOR ADULTS 60 AND OVER

Ongoing
Every Thursday, 1 – 2 pm. The Peninsula Agency on Aging has partnered with Breathing Space, Inc., a non-profit promoting mindful movement, to offer a free weekly Chair Yoga class. People with chronic pain and challenges with balance are welcome. Caregivers and their loved ones are encouraged to attend! This program enables family caregivers to participate in a yoga class while their loved ones participate in gentle chair yoga at the same time. At the Messmer Community Services Center, 312 Waller Mill Rd., Williamsburg, (Off Bypass Rd.) in Room 801. No registration needed; just drop by. Call (757) 345-6277 or email Information2@paainc.org if you need more information.

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BIRD WALKS AT NEW QUARTER PARK
Ongoing
2nd and 4th Saturdays, The Williamsburg Bird Club leads bird walks at New Quarter Park every month on the second Saturday from 8 - 10 am and on the fourth Saturday from 7 - 9 am. Join them for upcoming walks to observe ducks, hawks, and eagles as well as songbirds that live in the area year round and those that are migrating in, out, or through the area. New Quarter Park is located at 1000 Lakeshead Dr. in Williamsburg near the Queens Lake neighborhood. Exit the Colonial Parkway at the Queens Lake and turn right. Travel a short distance to Lakeshead Drive and follow the signs to the park.

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BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP
Ongoing
The Williamsburg/Newport News Brain Injury Support Group invites all area brain injury survivors and their families to join them for discussion, socialization, support, information, friendship, and encouragement. The Support Group meets twice each month on first and third Thursdays. The first Thursday meeting is held at Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg from 3 – 4:30 pm and the third Thursday meeting is held at The Denbigh House, 12725 McManus Boulevard, Suite 2E, Newport News, from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. For more information, contact Sara Lewis at slewis@cox.net or (757) 784-0344 or Lisa Kavitz at lisa@kavitz.com or (757) 784-0952.

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GROVE COMMUNITY GARDEN CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
Ongoing
Located behind the James River Elementary School, Grove Community Garden is a quarter-acre plot growing fruits and vegetables for the families in the Grove Community. The Garden has communal beds and family beds for growing and recently became a 501c3 non-profit organization. We would welcome any individuals who would assist with a mower or rototiller, and ongoing garden maintenance. Please contact Rob Till, garden manager, at (757) 332-3361 or email grove.va.garden@gmail.com .

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MEETINGS - COLONIAL NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB
Ongoing, first Monday
We meet the first Monday of every month at the James City Library on Croaker Road at 6:30 pm. The club is one of the few photography clubs in the area and has been in existence for over eight years. We have about 60 members with skill levels ranging from novice to nationally recognized. The club web site is www.cnpcva.org

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WILLIAMSBURG RESTORE EXPANDS FACILITY AND NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS
Ongoing
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs your help! We are looking for volunteers who would like to help fulfill Habitat for Humanity’s mission of providing affordable housing for local families in need. We want you to be part of the ReStore family. 100% of the proceeds from the ReStore go towards building homes in your community. We need volunteers to help assist on the sales floor, processing donations, repairing furniture, processing recyclable materials, and customer service. Any amount of time you can volunteer at the ReStore is a huge help. Please contact Kristin or Diane at (757) 603-6895 X5662.

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YJCW-NAACP MEETING
Ongoing
The York-James City- Williamsburg NAACP meets the second Monday of each month (except July) at First Baptist Church, 727 Scotland Street, Williamsburg. Branch meetings begin at 6:30 pm. For more information, contact NAACP@yjcwnaacp.org

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WILLIAMSBURG MOOSE LODGE SEEKS NEW MEMBERS

Ongoing
We are a charitable group of men and women that “do good” for neighborhood causes (as well as for MooseHeart and MooseHaven). Just this past year, at the local level, we have donated to Beyond Boobs, A Gift from Ben, all three local Fire Departments, Hospice House, Historic Triangle, and others. We also host many events at our lodge that donate to other causes and charities. Contact us for more information: Joe Roney, administrator (757) 565-5149 or Williamsburg Moose Lodge #757 at (757) 565-9807 Moose757@cox.net

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CALL FOR THEATRICAL VOLUNTEERS
Ongoing
Williamsburg Players Theater is looking for volunteers to help in all areas of the theater. There are so many ways to get involved! No experience necessary. Please go to williamsburgplayers.org/volunteers/ for more details. Come have some fun!

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F.R.E.E. OF WILLIAMSBURG
Ongoing
F.R.E.E. is a non-profit that gifts mobility related equipment to adults who are uninsured or under insured and have no other means of obtaining needed mobility equipment such as canes, walkers, bed rails, hoyer lifts, wheelchairs and power scooters. Equipment gifted also includes bathroom transfer aids such as shower chairs, tub transfer benches and bedside commodes. If you or someone you know is in need of equipment or would like to make a donation, call (757) 707-4741, visit our website www.free-foundation.org, or find us on Facebook.

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ABUNDANT LIFE GROUPS MEETINGS
Ongoing
Are you a vegetarian, vegan, raw food or just curious? Join us to taste new recipes and foods, get educated and share ideas around plant based living for a healthier you! You don’t have to be plant based to join the fun. 1st Sunday of each month at 7 pm. Email AbundantLifeGroups@gmail.com for more information.

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JAMES CITY COMMUNITY CHURCH
Ongoing
"A Door of Hope" James City Community Church is located at 4550 Old News Rd., Williamsburg. Services: 9 am (Nursery provided) and 10:30 am (Nursery and Children Classes). Visit our website at www.jccchurch.com. Come join us and make yourself at home, and feel free to participate as much or as little as you feel comfortable. No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, we're glad you're here.

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MULTI-FUNDED NON-PROFIT AGENCY SEEKING TO FILL DIRECTOR OF FINANCE POSITION
Ongoing
Applicant must have financial experience working in a non-profit multi-grant environment and meet the following requirements: (1) Supervise financial and human resources staff. (2) Strong experience in developing and managing budgets annually. (3) Proficiency in the use of QuickBooks (QB) for Non-Profit Organizations. (4) Ability to explain how transactions would be distributed among different grants. (5) Proficient use of Microsoft Word and Excel to produce financial reports utilizing downloads from QB. (6) Ability to work with spread sheets. (7) Ability to communicate effectively financial matters with staff, board members, grantors and others. Prior experience working with Federal, State and local grantor agencies is a plus. Experienced with grant audits. Requirements – BS degree and/or MBA in accounting/business with at least 5 years working in a multi-funded non-profit financial office. EOE. Send resume to – Attn: Human Resource Department Williamsburg-James City County, Community Action Agency, 312 Waller Mill Road, Suite 405, Williamsburg, VA 23185. 757-229-9332. Salary Range – $55,000 to $60,000.

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VOICES OF CHANGE TOASTMASTERS CLUB
Ongoing
Develop your leadership and public speaking skills in a safe, friendly environment with the Voices of Change Toastmasters Club of Williamsburg. Visitors are welcome; this is an open club. We meet every Friday at 12:05-1:05 pm in the second floor conference room at EVB (formerly Virginia Company Bank), 1430 High Street, Williamsburg. For more information, visit www.voicesofchange.toastmastersclubs.org or www.facebook.com/VoicesofChangeWilliamsburg.

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BIBLE STUDY AND WORSHIP
Ongoing
Informal, interactive Bible study and Holy Communion worship each Wednesday evening, 6:30 pm, at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 612 Jamestown Road, right across from the campus of the College of William and Mary.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: WILLIAMSBURG AREA FAITH IN ACTION
Ongoing
Faith In Action relies on volunteers to transport care receivers to doctor’s appointments, the grocery store, bank, pharmacy, etc. Right now, the demand for transportation is increasing. Faith in Action offers a flexible schedule for its volunteers. “Our organization was built on the idea of people helping people,” Smith said. “If you have a few hours to dedicate to someone who may just need an arm to lean on to get to a doctor’s appointment, then we have a spot for you. “If you are interested in volunteering, call the Williamsburg Faith In Action offices at (757) 258-5890.

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VIRGINIA AERONAUTICAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY (VAHS)
Ongoing
Every third Wednesday of the month, the Williamsburg chapter of the parent VAHS headquartered at the Richmond Airport Aviation Museum meets with aviation related speakers, programs and field trips. Everyone with an interest in aviation is encouraged to attend meetings in the second floor conference room of the Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport terminal building. Come for the camaraderie and learning experience, which comes with expanding your interest in aviation – past, present and future. Point of contact: (757) 258-0376

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETINGS
Ongoing
The Tidewater Virginia Historical Society, TVHS, offers unique tours, lectures, social events and behind-the-scenes adventures. TVHS opens doors to “off-the-beaten-path” and “not-open-to-the-public” historic sites. Lectures by experts in their field provide information prior to tours to complete the experience. A recent archeological dig took place at New Quarter Park. A video dedicated to the dig, “Joys of Discovery” is currently running on the Cox community channel 46 at 3 p.m. daily. An Infomercial is running several times a day. Another dig that will be open to the public will be held in August. To learn more contact us at (757) 28-5587 or visit us on the web: tv-hs.org or info@tv-hs.com.

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VOICES OF WILLIAMSBURG
Ongoing
Do you want to end your fear of public speaking? Develop communication and leadership skills? Join Toastmasters in a caring and supportive environment. On Marvelous Mondays: Get a Powerful start to your week! Time: 7 am at the James City Community Center, Longhill Road. On Wonderful Wednesdays: meet, mat, and speak time at 7 pm (4th Wednesday of each month). Location: Anna’s Brick Oven, 2021 Richmond Road. Contact John Steinbach at (757) 897-6819 or http://voicesofw.toastmastersclubs.org

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BRUTON PARISH SHOP CALLS FOR VOLUNTEERS
Ongoing
We are the Bruton Parish shop located in the Parish House of Bruton Parish Church on Duke of Gloucester St. We have been here since 1995 and are a 501©3 store. We give all of our net proceeds to the Outreach and Mission ministries of the church. Our sales people are volunteers comprised of parishioners of Bruton Parish and other churches in the area. It is not a necessity to be a church member but just a believer in our mission. All ages are welcome from teenagers to mature adults. Much of the money raised by the shop is used in Williamsburg and the surrounding areas. We need more men and women to staff our shop. We are open 7 days a week 7 hours a day except Sunday, when we are open for 4 hours in the afternoon. Call Carol Weaver (757) 220-1489.

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ST. MARTINS EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Ongoing
1333 Jamestown Rd. Williamsburg, (757) 229-1111. 10 am Sunday school; 8 am, 9:15 am, 11 am worship on Sunday, Noon Healing, worship on Wednesday; 5 pm Taize Service on Saturday. Visit www.stmartinswmbg.org.

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CALL FOR MUSICIANS
Ongoing
Do you play a musical instrument? Have you always wanted to be a part of a theatre’s live orchestra? The Williamsburg Players, a 58 years-old, all volunteer, 501-C3 IRS non-profit community theatre, is looking for musicians to help bring the joy of musical theater to the area. Especially needed are rhythm section players such as keyboards, guitar, bass guitar, drums, and percussion. You should be able to read music. Email Mike McCoy at wmmccoy01@cox.net, or call and leave a message at (757) 229-1679.

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MEETINGS - JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY
Ongoing, Second Sunday
The Jane Austen Society North America Southeastern VA Region meets on the second Sunday of every month at the Schell Room, Williamsburg Regional Library (515 Scotland St.) at 2 pm. Donations accepted to help defray cost of meeting room. All are welcome to attend. For more information, visit our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/JASNASoutheasternVa. For membership information visit the national site at www.JASNA.org.

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MEETINGS – THE COLONIAL AREA REPUBLICAN MEN’S ASSOCIATION (CARMA)
Ongoing
CARMA meets on the third Thursday of each month at Giuseppe’s Restaurant at 11:30 am. For more information, please go to their website at: www.carmagop.com.

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MEETINGS – REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE
Ongoing
The City of Williamsburg Republican Committee meets at the Williamsburg Regional Library the second Tuesday of the month at 7 pm. Come and join other city residents who care about the future of their country. For more information please email rpc.lbg@gmail.com.

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MEETINGS - JCC REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE
Ongoing
The James City County Republican Committee meets in the auditorium of the James City County Human Services Center located at 5249 Olde Towne Road. Monthly meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm. Meetings are open to all who are interested in making a difference in our community and country. For information, please visit www.jccrc.org or email JCCRepublicanCommittee@gmail.com

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MEETINGS - HISTORIC TRIANGLE REPUBLICAN WOMEN (HTRW)
Ongoing
Location: Thomas Nelson Community College, President’s Board Room at Thomas Nelson Community College (3rd Floor). Time: second Thursday of the month at 7 pm. HTRW is the only local Republican Women's Club that meets evenings. For more information please visit our web site: http://www.htrwc.org or look for us on Facebook.

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MESSY CHURCH
Ongoing
Are you looking for an innovative worship time that is fun, interactive, reflective, musical, creative, delicious and prayerful? Then come to Williamsburg United Methodist Church the second Tuesday of every month from 5:30-7:30 pm for Messy Church! Each month we celebrate a different theme. This experience is called Messy Church because we will be learning about God through active means as well as Bible teaching. Snacks, crafts, games, music and fun, followed by dinner are all a part of worshipping God together. Messy Church is free and for people of all ages, all denominations, and all abilities. For further information, go to www.williamsburgumc.org or call (757) 229-1771 and ask for Cindy, Kay or Andy. Williamsburg United Methodist Church is located at 500 Jamestown Rd across from the college in Williamsburg.

 

 






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