November 6 , 2019



The 2019-2010 Winter Edition of the Beehive is out!

Click on the cover to the left to access online.
CENSUS 2020
Why does it matter if everyone is counted?

Here are a few reasons why everyone should be counted:

1. Money is a big reason. How many federal dollars Gloucester receives for the next ten years – for schools, hospitals, roads, human services, and more – is
determined by the number of people counted in  Gloucester on Census Day.

2. Fair Representation is another reason.
The Census determines how many US Representatives Gloucester has over the next ten years.

3. A third reason is quality of life. Businesses use data from the census to decide where to build facilities that
offer employment opportunities; local governments use data for public safety and emergency preparedness; and developers use the data from each census to help
decide where to build new homes or revitalize neighborhoods.
Quarterly Business Breakfast with the Economic Development Authority
Empathetic Customer Care
GUEST Volunteers Needed 

As the GUEST Shelter prepares for the winter season, we reflect on the past year and are thankful to have helped a number of families and individuals find permanent housing solutions. 

Since April 1, 2019, the Housing Resource Advocate at the GUEST Day Shelter has worked with over 70 individuals and families from the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck to assist them in finding housing and financial assistance. Over 27 individuals found permanent housing solutions with the assistance of nearly $24,000 in Rapid Rehousing Funds.

In preparation for the winter shelter season, volunteers are needed to help staff the day and night shelters. 
Training sessions are scheduled as follows:
PETSWORTH BAPTIST CHURCH
 2471 Hickory Fork Road, Gloucester
Thursday, November 7, 7:00 pm & Thursday, December 5, 7:00 pm
BETHANY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 
1860 Hayes Road, Gloucester Point
Sunday, November 10, 4:00 pm
GRACE COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH,
6470 Main Street, Gloucester
Sunday, December 8, 4:00 pm
ABINGDON EPISCOPAL CHURCH,
4645 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Gloucester
Sunday, December 15, 4:00 pm
GLOUCESTER POINT BAPTIST CHURCH,
7741 Terrapin Cove Rd, Gloucester Point
Sunday, January 5, 4:00 p.m.
 
The DAY SHELTER Volunteer signup links for November and December are listed below:
GUEST DAY SHELTER
Upcoming Events
Click on The Beeline link above for activities in Gloucester county
THIS WEEK...


Gloucester Mathews
Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser
at the Abingdon Ruritan Club

November 9, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

 Food and entertainment!
    Tickets are $13 at the door
or purchase at ReStore in White Marsh Shopping Center
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A Suicide Prevention Walk
November 9, 2019
10 :00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Main Street Center, Gloucester


Go here to see current job listings

SAVE THE DATE...


Oliver!

presented by The Court House Players November 14-16 at Mathews High School
Purchase tickets online or at CHP ticket outlets: see website for details. www.courthouseplayers.org

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November Business After Hours Networking Event

November 14
5:30 to 7:00 PM

Hosted by Gloucester Main Street and Held at The Edge Hill House
Learn more about Gloucester Main Street and what they have coming up this season. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with business peers you know and meet the newest members of the Chamber to make great connections in the business community of Gloucester County! Business After Hours is FREE for members and only $10 for guests.              
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Pocahontas Imagined:
A Pop-Up Print Show
November 16, 2019
                      noon - 5:00 p.m. 
 
As part of Main Street's Pocahontas Festival, Arts on Main will host "Pocahontas Imagined", a Print Pop-Up Show featuring artistic representations of Pocahontas. The images on display have been reproduced and shared with Gloucester County by the Museum of History & Culture in Richmond, Virginia.
This event is open for one day only, the Saturday of the Pocahontas Festival.

Parks, Recreation and Tourism
 
GENTLE YOGA
Parks, Recreation and Tourism is sponsoring Gentle Yoga for ages 55 and over on Thursdays from 5:30-6:45 pm at Botetourt. A softer, slow paced workout, while still achieving the benefits of stretching, balance and flexibility. Bring a mat for floor work. The six-week session begins Thursday, November 7 and ends Thursday, December 19 (we will skip November 28). The fee is $30 and the deadline to register is November 7.
  CHAIR YOGA
Parks, Recreation and Tourism is sponsoring Chair Yoga for ages 55 and over on Mondays and Fridays from 11:00-Noon at the PRT Office. A complete yoga experience to improve or maintain flexibility, strength, balance and lung capacity. The fee is $6 per class.
 
YOUTH BASKETBALL
Parks, Recreation and Tourism is sponsoring Basketball Leagues for ages 12-14 and 15-18 as of September 30, 2019. Boys and girls divisions are offered. Registration begins on Tuesday, November 12.
KARATE with SENSEI BRIAN
Parks, Recreation and Tourism is sponsoring Karate with Sensei Brian on Mondays and Wednesdays at TCW Gym. Four age groups are offered: 4-6, 7-9, 10-12 and 13 and older. Classes begin the week on November 18. The fee for ages 4-9 is $35 and 10 and up is $40, each is a 10 week session.
 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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6467 Main Street
Gloucester, Virginia 23061