Important Announcements
Officially, hurricane season began June 1 st . Are you truly prepared? For 2019, NOAA predicts a range of 9-15 names storms or which 4-8 could become hurricanes, including 2-4 major ones (Cat 3,4,or 5).
 
Are you ready? Do you have an individual and/or family plan? Does it include an evacuation or shelter plan?  How about your disaster supply kit…. have you compiled what you need for 3-5 days? Have you conducted a recent insurance check-up? How do you plan to stay informed before, during and after an emergency? 
Need assistance in getting prepared? The 2019 Gloucester County Guide to Disaster Preparedness was recently mailed to all postal customers in the county. This guide has everything you need to know, and more, to understand what it takes to truly be prepared for any emergency or disaster. 
Some other helpful info:
Have you registered for CodeRED – the county’s community emergency notification system? By adding your phone number, email and address to the database, you will be kept informed of any local emergency/disaster announcements and information.   Register HERE. 
Do you KNOW YOUR ZONE?  In the event of needing to evacuate, knowing which zone you are in will assist you if local officials announce a needed evacuation of an area. Finding your zone is as easy as A,B,C or D! Visit the KnowYourZone website. 
 
Are you Flood Fluent?   Did you know that flooding is the most common natural disaster? Did you know if your home floods it is not typically covered by homeowners or renters insurance? And… did you know that just one inch of water in our home can cost more than $25,000 in repairs? It’s time to GET FLOOD FLUENT! 
To get all the facts, visit GetFloodFluent.org .
 
TAX FREE Disaster/Emergency Supply Weekend is coming in August!  August 2-4 you can buy qualifying emergency and disaster preparedness items without paying sales tax. Check out the list and more info HERE .  
 
Three websites offer tons of helpful information:
 
Being prepared… it’s a good thing.
Upcoming Events
Click on The Beeline link above for activities in Gloucester county
THIS WEEK...

Bluegrass & BBQ Event: July 20, Gloucester Moose Lodge go here for more info.

The winners of the 2019 Plein Air Heart of the River Collection announced!

Go here to see winners page and artwork.




The hiring salary for this position is $43,681.00 +/- DOQ (annually). The Community Engagement Coordinator performs administrative and clerical work planning, developing, coordinating, and evaluating school and community involvement and information programs. Work involves overseeing a comprehensive community school involvement program to include coordination of and oversight for school volunteer and community partnership programs; student enrichment programs; community use of the school facility two nights per week; study trips, speakers and community resources; and various school and county communications through printed publications and social and electronic medium.     More info HERE…..
 
Go here to see current job listings

SAVE THE DATE...
 
July Business After Hours: July 18 hosted by American Legion #75 and Zandler Development.

  Youth Mental Health First Aid Training: August 1,  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Bay transit Meeting Room
5959 Fiddlers Green road, Gloucester
The Youth Mental Health First Aid Training is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) experiencing mental health or addiction challenges or is in crisis. This training is open to the public. Materials will be provided. Bring a brown bag for a working lunch. Registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis. COST: $35.00 (includes materials) Go to WWW.CHVC.ONLINE  to register.

Courthouse Players Plaza Suite: Neil Simon's, crowd-pleasing comedy with plenty of laughs. Dinner performances are Thursday through Saturday, August 1-3, with a show-only matinee at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 4, at the Church of St. Therese, 6262 Main Street, Gloucester. Tickets for the dinner performances are $30, with special discounts available for groups of 10 or more. The Sunday matinee is $17 in advance for adults, $16 for seniors, or $18 at the door for both. Student tickets are $5 in advance or at the door. For more information, call 804-854-3748. Purchase tickets online today!


10th Annual Gloucester Wine Festival: September 21, 2019

Golf Tournament to benefit The Orchard's Garden Memory Support Household, September 27, 2019, call 804-313-2400 for more information

Arts on Main 8th Annual Gala:  October 19, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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Parks, Recreation
and Tourism Camps

HISTORY CAMP for ages 8-11. This camp will include a Revolutionary War Encampment, a visit to Rosewell, a lesson in researching your family tree and time at the CAPE with the Fairfield Foundation. The camp meets from 9 am to Noon, Monday thru Thursday, July 29-August 1. The fee is $59 and the deadline to register is July 10 .
BASKETBALL CAMP for ages 6-9 the week of July 22-25 from 8:30-9:45 am at Botetourt Elementary gym. All participants should bring a 28.5 size basketball. Billy Moore along with several volunteers will lead the camp. The fee is $59 and the deadline to register is July 19 .
COMPUTER CAMPS the week of July 22-25, for ages 8-14 years at T.C. Walker Educational Center. Two sessions are offered: from 9:00 am to Noon ROBLOX Coders and Entrepreneurs and from 1:00-4:00 pm ROBLOX Makers. Each camp is $139 and the deadline to register is July 17 .
THE QUILTS OF RIVER COUNTY
Friday, September 20 from Noon to 4:00 pm and Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on the Colonial Courtcircle. All Quilters living on the Middle Peninsula or members of a Middle Peninsula guild are invited to show their quilts. Quilt registration forms are available from Parks, Recreation and Tourism. The deadline to register quilts is July 24.  For more information contact Denise Carter, 804-693-1264 or dcarter@gloucesterva.info
FALL SOCCER EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Fall Soccer for ages 5-14, age as of September 30, 2019. There is a $5.00 discount on the registration fee if you register by July 21, after July 21 the fee will be $47.00, until the registration deadline, August 4 . Fall soccer begins in late August and ends in early November.
For more information on these and other activities call PRT at 804-693-2355, email prt@gloucesterva.info or stop by our office 6489 Main Street, Suite 303. For online registration visit https://rec.gloucesterva.info

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