May 19, 2023

A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information

Gloucester County’s Deputy County Administrator George Bains was recently awarded the Julian F. Hirst Award for Distinguished Service by the Hampton Roads Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). The award is given each year to a Hampton Roads-area public administrator that demonstrates an exceptional record of public service. 

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Gloucester County’s Museum of History will host its annual spring living history weekend this weekend, May 20-21, to commemorate the County’s role in the Revolutionary War. The program, “Gloucester 1776: A Revolutionary Experience,” will include cannon and musket firing demonstrations, dozens of reenactors, colonial era cooking, children’s activities, and more. The program will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m.– 3 p.m.

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Exciting news! Gloucester County is going to start producing a monthly morning show, to highlight some of the projects your local public servants are working on.

Reminder! This Saturday (May 20, 2023) is Kids to Parks Day — a national day that connects kids and families to their local parks. Virginia State Parks, including our local Machicomoco State Park, has all kinds of activities planned to help you celebrate this day of outdoor play. Learn more at

Replayed Post on Money, Health and Other Things

Over the next few weeks, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will revisit its multi-part series on risk management and the basics of different insurance plans! Over the next two weeks, they'll discuss life insurance. To learn more, click here.

MPNN CSB to Sponsor Program on Illicit Drugs

The Middle Peninsula Community Services Board will host a narcotics investigator with the Gloucester Sheriff's Office June 22 from 3-4 p.m. who will provide a current overview of illicit drugs impacting our communities.

To register, click here.



CANOE you believe the big event coming up at Beaverdam Park?? It's quite the OAR deal!

Join us on JUNE 17th at 8AM out on the lake to compete in some friendly competition. There are multiple races, classes & courses available. O and did we mention awards and prizes!

If you register before June 3rd, you will receive a t-shirt!

***If you have any questions please contact Karla Havens- contact information on form.***

Parks, Recreation and Tourism Press Events for the Coming Week



Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring is sponsoring Karate for ages 4 and older on Mondays of Thursdays at T. C. Walker from May 22-July 31 or May 25 – August 3. Four classes are offered for students of all levels, including a family class where adults and youth work together to learn. Fees are $35-$45 and the deadline to register is May 15 or May 18.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Bingo for ages 55 and over on Wednesday, May 24 from 10:30 am to Noon at the Stewart Building. Winnings are prizes; no cash. The fee is $10 and the deadline to register is May 21.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Chair Fitness on Thursdays in June from 9:30-10:30 am at the Stewart Building. Bring a mat, hand weights and water. The fee is $40 and the deadline to register is May 25.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Chair Yoga on Thursdays in June 11:00-Noon at the Stewart Building. Bring a mat, blocks and water. The fee is $40 and the deadline to register is May 25.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism and the Department of Wildlife Resources is sponsoring Kids Free Fishing Day, fo rages 5-15, at Beaverdam Park on Saturday, June 3 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The weekend of June 3 and 4 are Free Fishing days in Virginia, no fishing licenses are needed to fish on those days. A Conservation Police Officer will be on site to help and will bring fishing poles and bait for registered participants. An adult must accompany children. Registration is free but required in advance, the deadline to register is May 27.


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring a Kid’s Fishing Tournament, for ages 5-15, on Sunday, June 4 from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm. An adult must accompany all participants. Shore fishing and boat fishing divisions, all rental fees apply. Age divisions will be determined by registration. The fee is $15 and the deadline to register is May 28


Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Zumba on Mondays and Wednesdays in June from 6:45-7:45 pm at Abingdon. The fee is $8 per day if you sign up for the whole month or $9 per day for individual days. The deadline to register is May 29.

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   

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