August 27, 2021
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
Tickets Purchased to "Movie In The Park" Before Noon Saturday Entered for Chance to Win Gift Basket

This Saturday (August 28) come out to Woodville Park at 7:30pm for the Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department's outdoor movie night! They will be featuring "Raya and the Last Dragon".

Tickets purchased before noon on Saturday will be entered for a chance to win a gift basket - complete with all of the movie snacking essentials and your very own copy of "Raya and the Last Dragon". Tickets are only $5!

Gloucester Main Library Offers Classes for Young Children

The Gloucester Main Library has scheduled a series of programs for those ages birth up through age 5. The courses, shown above, are open for registration by calling the Main Library at 804-693-2998.
Gloucester Proposes Increasing Minimum Freeboard Requirements

On August 11th , Gloucester County’s Floodplain Management Committee approved a recommendation to the County’s Board of Supervisors to increase the County’s minimum freeboard requirement from two feet to three feet. Freeboard is the elevation of a building’s lowest floor above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE). If the building is in a Coastal A or V Zone then Freeboard is defined as the distance between the BFE and the lowest horizontal structural member of the first floor.

An informational meeting for contractors and home builders to help understand the proposed change is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 31 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Gloucester Main Library’s Community Room, located at 6920 Main Street. Interested members of the public are also welcomed to attend this meeting, and an opportunity will be provided for questions and answers. 

For more information, click here.
Register Today for the September Home-Based Business Lunch and Learn

The September Home-Based Business Lunch & Learn series, hosted by Gloucester's Economic Development Department, will discuss "Small Business Branding Made Simple." The Virtual Zoom meeting is scheduled for Sept. 8, 2021, from noon until 1 p.m. and is open to the public!

Gloucester County to Participate in "Live, Love & Work in Virginia!" Event

The Virginia Employment Commission will be hosting its "Live, Love & Work in Virginia! Fall 2021 virtual hiring event September 9 from 1-5 p.m. Gloucester County will be participating, and currently has multiple opportunities available for job seekers. Numerous other employment opportunities will also be available!

Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department Announces Upcoming Activities

Parks, Recreation & Tourism Fall Gymnastics classes begin the week of September 6. Beginner classes are offered at Botetourt on Tuesdays and Abingdon on Wednesdays. Intermediate classes are on Tuesdays at Botetourt and Advanced classes on Thursdays at Botetourt. Registration is open. Please visit for complete details and full class schedule.

Parks, Recreation & Tourism is once again sponsoring Best Years Trips for ages 55 and over. Join us in our 14 passenger bus as we enjoy day trips. In September, we will visit the Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern for a Farmer’s Market and Living History Day in Heathsville. We will leave at 8:00 am and return at 2:30 pm. Lunch on your own at the Tavern. The fee is $22 and the deadline is September 11. On November 14 we will visit the Little Theater of Virginia Beach to see Hello Dolly. Leave at 11:00 am and return at 6:30 pm, the fee is $36 and the deadline to register is November 3.

Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring an Owl Walk on Friday, September 10 at Beaverdam Park from 7:00-9:00 pm. On our last walk, we called them in! The fee is $5 per person and the deadline to register is September 3.

Parks, Recreation & Tourism is offering Senior Floor Yoga beginning on Tuesday, September 7 or Thursday, September 2, from 11:00-Noon at the PRT Office. Bring a mat. The fee is $32 for September Tuesdays or $40 for September Thursdays. The deadline is August 29.

Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Senior Chair Exercise beginning on Monday September 6 or Friday September 3, from 9:15-10:15 am at the PRT Office. A full body workout using a chair as a stabilizer if needed. The fee for September Mondays or Fridays is $32. The deadline is September 1.

Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Basketball, Kickball and Dodgeball for adults this fall. Basketball for 18 and over, regulation rules, Mondays thru Thursdays, beginning at 6:30 pm, September 30-November 18, fee is $615 per team, deadline is September 12. Basketball for ages 35 and over, Monday thru Thursdays, beginning at 6:30 pm, September 20-November 18, fee is $510 per team, deadline is September 10, Co-rec Kickball League for ages 16 and older, Saturday evenings, September 18-October 23, fee is $325 per team deadline is September 5. Co-rec Dodgeball League, Wednesday evenings or Sunday afternoon, October 24-November 28, fee is $150, deadline is October 10. Get your teams together and register now.

For more information on these and other activities call PRT at 804-693-2355, email or stop by our office 6382 Main Street. For online registration visit

Course Offered on Our Changing and Shifting Shorelines

Rappahannock Community College’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) is offering a class for those who want to learn more about our changing and shifting shorelines. “Shoreline Studies” will be held on Mondays from 1-3 p.m. at RCC’s Glenns campus and simultaneously on Zoom. The class will meet September 13, 20, and 27.
Wind, waves, tides, storms, sediments, and sea-level rise including climate change shape shorelines causing erosion and other physical changes. “Shoreline Studies,” taught by Carl Hobbs, considers the character of beaches, dunes, barrier islands, and tidal marshes along with the forces and processes that create and change them.

The course concentrates on physical aspects of changing shorelines and includes a brief discussion of marsh plants. By the conclusion of the course, students should have a better understanding of and appreciation for the major environments of the shore. “The more people learn about coastal processes the better they can appreciate and understand the dynamic environment of the beach,” says Hobbs.

Hobbs has a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in geology. He worked for over 40 years at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) specializing in coastal geology and the geology of the Chesapeake Bay region. He led projects studying the tidal shoreline of Virginia and the environmental consequences of mining offshore sand. He is author of The Beach Book: Science of the Shore.
Advanced registration and payment of $35 is required. For more information on RILL courses, or to register, visit or contact Michele Inderrieden at (804)333-6824 or email

Replayed Post on Money, Health, and Other Things!

The Virginia Cooperative Extension will return to its discussion this week on predatory lending and discuss refund anticipation loans and checks.

To view the presentation, visit here.
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