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Contents

The Gazette

Welcome............................................................10 Around Town....................................................11 Government ....................................................18 Worship ............................................................29 Education ........................................................38 Programs & Services ......................................46 Health & Fitness ..............................................55 Outdoors ..........................................................60 Diversions & Attractions ................................63 Performing Arts ................................................71 Fine Arts ............................................................77 Fun Through the Seasons ..............................79 Senior Moments ..............................................82 Just for Kids ......................................................85 Advertisers Index..............................................86 COVER Flowers bloom on Duke of Gloucester Street near Bruton Parish Church. Photo by Ann Efimetz Inside photography by Ann Efimetz STAFF Publisher: Bill O’Donovan Editor: Ann Efimetz Editorial assistant: Joanna Morelli Proofreader: Dietra Johnson Baytop Cover design and layout: LouAnne M. Sexton Advertising: Gary Balogh, Debora Bresnahan, Dotti Flory, Linda Schiavone, Patty Shaw, Sue Stetzer and Steve Wentworth Graphic Design Manager: Kathy Sturgeon Graphic Designers: Peter Dewey, Susan Friend, Linda Niedzwick, Kathy Sturgeon and Sandy Xander 10

The Virginia Gazette was founded in 1736 by William Parks as the first newspaper in Virginia, indeed the first in the South. Parks was a contemporary of Benjamin Franklin, who taught him the procedure for making paper. The Virginia Gazette has a growing circulation of approximately 20,000. The Gazette serves the City of Williamsburg, James City County and upper York County. The newspaper is noted for its commitment to excellence in reporting. The Virginia Gazette also publishes the Williamsburg Magazine, which is distributed throughout the area at restaurants, hotels, College of William & Mary, attractions and in home delivery. The Virginia Gazette has won scores of awards from the Virginia Press Association. The twice-weekly newspaper is regarded as a truly community newspaper. The office is WEB GEM located at 216 Ironbound The website Rd. Reporters follow news www.vagazette.com offers stories as well as provide breaking stories and a the readership with chance to comment on news provocative human interest articles and other topics. stories. The paper also offers Like us on Facebook and in-depth sports coverage of follow us on Twitter. school sports as well as the College of William & Mary. Regular columnists share opinions on area cultural events, politics and local and national news. Readers regularly respond with lively letters to the editor and essays. The Last Word is a popular feature of the newspaper which allows readers to voice opinions on whatever may be on their minds. The Last Word regularly attracts dozens of callers weekly. Throughout the year, special sections accompany the newspaper and are popular and useful reference materials. For information about subscriptions, call The Virginia Gazette at 220-1736 or visit www.vagazette.com.

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History abounds Colonial Williamsburg draws hundreds of thousands of people annually. It offers educational programming that encourages people to learn more about the past. Colonial Williamsburg is the world’s largest living-history museum and is the restored 18th century capital of Britain’s largest, wealthiest and most populous outpost of empire in the New World. In 1926, the Rev. Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin, rector of Bruton Parish Church, shared his dream of preserving the city’s historic buildings with philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr., and the restoration began. Colonial Williamsburg also supports history education in schools and homes by engaging in a wide variety of educational outreach programs and activities. Colonial Williamsburg’s unique programming interprets the origins of the idea of America, conceived decades before the American Revolution. While here, take in an interactive show, “Revolutionary City,” which brings history to life through stories of diverse peoples, having different and sometimes conflicting WEB GEMonial ol ambitions, What’s new at C ms? eu us m g ur which evolved sb m la Wili Visit into a society that istory/museu valued liberty and www.history.org/h ms/ equality. Colonial Williamsburg encompasses 301 acres with hundreds of restored, reconstructed, and historically furnished buildings. And don’t forget the gardens. You will find beautiful flowers and landscaping year-round. Costumed interpreters tell the stories of the men and women of the 18th century city, black, white and native American, slave, indentured, and free and the challenges they faced. Colonial Williamsburg’s motto is “Where the future learns from the past.”

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RV parks

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Williamsburg has a variety of RV parks to choose from. People book sites in Williamsburg up to a year in advance. That’s because our area has something to offer throughout the year. Here is information about some of the local RV parks.

Need to get somewhere fast? Try some of these shortcuts around town. Take the access road in back of James-York Plaza to Hubbard Lane. John Tyler Lane to Jamestown Road. Old News Road to News Road. Mt. Vernon to Richmond Road. Rochambeau Road to Walmart and shopping area. Access road behind Williamsburg Shopping Center to Williamsburg Shopping Center. Airport Road to Rochambeau and Merrimac Trail. Greensprings Road to Route 5. Colonial Parkway (either direction) makes a great and scenic way to cut congestion. N. Henry Street to Route 199. Penniman Road to Route 143. Route 199 (Humelsine Parkway) makes travel easier than traffic on major roads. Waller Street to Capitol Landing Road. Ironbound to Monticello Avenue. Treyburn Drive (off Ironbound Road) to Monticello Avenue. Bypass Road to Parkway Drive. Mooretown Road to shopping centers and Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center.

LOCAL RV PARKS American Heritage, 566-2133 americanheritagervpark.com Anvil Campground, 565-2300 www.anvilcampground.com Chickahominy Riverfront Park, 258-5020 www.jccegov.com Colonial Williamsburg KOA, 565-2734 www.williamsburgkoa.com Outdoor World Williamsburg, Rochambeau Dr. 566-3021 www.1000trails.com Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center, 566-2256 www.wcrc.info Williamsburg Pottery Campground, 565-2101 www.williamsburgpottery.com

Driving schools Most teens want to get their driver’s license as soon as they reach 16 years, 3 months. Williamsburg has several driving schools. Here’s some: A&C Driving School 565-0053 www.aandcdrivingschool.com Colonials Driving School 220-3321 www.colonialsdrivingschool.com O’Neill’s Driving School 890-2097 www.oneillsdrivingschool.com Patriot Driving School 220-5742 www.patriotdrivingschool.com Turner Driving School 833-7312 www.turnerdrivinginc.com

Where’s where Visitors to our area arrive in town ready to take in local attractions. But often they have no idea how to find their way. Streets in Williamsburg can be unforgiving with their quirks and turns. People new to the area may have the same questions. Williamsburg isn’t configured in quite the same way that larger metropolitan areas may be. If you are motoring around town, remember that Route 199 is also called Humelsine Parkway. Route 60 West is Richmond Road, while 60 East is known as Pocahontas Trail. College Corner is where Richmond and Jamestown roads and North Boundary and Duke of Gloucester streets meet. Confusion Corner is at the intersection of Francis, Lafayette and York streets. And don’t forget about Ironbound Road. You will find it where The Virginia Gazette is located, and its continuation off Monticello Avenue. TREASURES 2012

Now you know A Blue Star Memorial has been placed outside the Adams Memorial Garden. It is located at the corner of Richmond Road and North Boundary Streets, placed by the Williamsburg Area Council of Garden Clubs to honor the armed forces of the United States of America. 13


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Military bases

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Our area is home to scores of military personnel and their families. Norfolk isn’t far away and is home to thousands of servicemen and women. A bit closer to home are several bases. Here is information on some: • Yorktown Naval Weapons Station and Cheatham Annex provide a weapons and ammunition storage and loading facility for ships of the Atlantic Fleet. Main number, 887-4000 or Mark Piggott, PIO, 887-4939. • Fort Eustis, Newport News. Army military base. Phone 8784920 or visit www.eustis.army.mil/ • Coast Guard Reserve Training Center, Yorktown. Coast Guard is involved in maritime law, mariner assistance, and search and rescue among other duties of coast guards elsewhere. Officer of the Day, 856-2000. • Camp Peary - CIA training facility, Fred Painter, public affairs officer, 229-2121

Williamsburg/Jamestown Airport Inc., 229-9256 www.williamsburgairport.com Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport www.nnwairport.com

Bus Colonial Williamsburg bus operations, 220-7380 Williamsburg Area Transport, 259-4093 or www.williamsburgtransport.com Historic Triangle Shuttle, 898-2410 Greyhound, 229-1460

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Limousine Carey Transportation, 220-5466 or www.onetransportationsolution.com. Williamsburg Chauffeur 757 927-5049 or 888 313-5920 williamsburgchauffeur.com

Taxi Yellow Cab, 722-1111 Williamsburg Taxi, 221-0004 or 254-2190 Historic Taxi, 258-7755 Triangle Taxi, 564-6969 Groome Transportation, 800 552-7911 www.groometransportation.com

Train Amtrak, 800 872-7245 www.amtrak.com

Water Jamestown-Scotland Ferry, 800 VA-Ferry or www.virginiadot.org

Yorktown Trolley Park, then let the drivers take you through the Historic Area and along the beautiful waterfront. The trolley makes a loop starting and ending at the Visitors Center. It stops at various points of interest throughout Yorktown. The trolleys provide a fun way for families to see all Yorktown has to offer. There aren’t many other chances in this area to ride a trolley, so it is popular with people of all ages. The beautiful York River gives people a chance to hit the beach or take a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk. The trolley operates AprilOctober. Holiday routes and times may vary. Visit www.yorkcounty.gov for a full schedule.

Now you know Williamsburg Trolley. Hop on the trolley and make your way around town for a low price. The Williamsburg Trolley runs daily in a continuous loop, stopping at various points from Merchants Square to New Town and High Street. Visit www.williamsburgtransport.com for schedule, map and route stops.

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Williamsburg Area Transport (WAT) Williamsburg Area Transport (WAT) provides a transportation system for citizens of James City County, the City of Williamsburg and the Bruton District of York County. The major objective is to ensure that services meet the social WEB GEM and business needs of the org for more community by providing Visit bikesbelong. a seamless coordinated t biking for fun information abou regional transit fits of cycling. d the health bene an system. WAT serves residents, visitors and students through fixed routes and transportation service for the disabled. The bus service operates Monday-Saturday 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. off peak 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. peak summer months Various lines transport people to Colonial Williamsburg, Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center, Kidsburg, Busch Gardens, Go-Karts Plus and Water Country USA and the Williamsburg Outlet Mall. Williamsburg Area Transport does not run buses on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. 220-5493. The office is located at 7239 Pocahontas Trail. For additional information, www.williamsburgtransport.com

Biking year-round Formed in 2005, the Active Williamsburg Alliance (AWA) is a community advocacy group dedicated to making the Williamsburg area a safer and easier place to bicycle, walk or run. With the area’s natural beauty and unique historical heritage, the group believes our area can be a national model for active living. Here are some active groups: BikeWalk Virginia www.bikewalkvirginia.org Williamsburg Area Bicyclists www.wabonline.org Historic Triangle Bicycle Advisory Committee. www.jccegov.com/commissions/hist-bike-con.html Williamsburg, James City and York have adopted comprehensive plans for increased walking and biking facilities. There are more bike paths planned, with several already in place. The Virginia Capital Trail along Route 5 is very popular among outdoor enthusiasts. Here are some local bike shops that supply equipment and information about area biking. Bike Beat - Monticello Marketplace 229-0096 or www.bikebeatonline.com Bikes Unlimited - Monticello Avenue 229-4620 www.bikewilliamsburg.com May is National Bike Month. There are many activities including Pedal The Parkway, that encourage biking and outdoor fun.

Important numbers Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, 984-6000 Emergency, 984-7111 Urgent Care facilities (walk-ins) First Med of Williamsburg, 229-4141 Riverside Urgent Care - John Tyler Hwy., 220-8300 MD Express Urgent Care, 564-3627 or www.medexpresswmbg.com Sentara Urgent Care, New Town 259-1900 or www.sentara.com Emergency All Emergencies Dial 911 James City County Police, 253-1800 York County Sheriff, 890-3630 Williamsburg Police, 220-2331 State Police 804 674-2000 Poison Center 800 222-1222 Coast Guard 757 483-8567 Post offices www.usps.com or call: North Boundary Street, 229-0838 Monticello Avenue, 564-7641 Lightfoot, 565-2103 Norge, 564-3134 Barhamsville, 566-0222 Toano, 566-1328

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Now you know There are several locations around town that offer hearing-assistive devices including the James CityWilliamsburg Community Center on Longhill Road. Visit www.hearinglosswilliamsburg.org to get a full list of local locations that have hearing-assistive devices.

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Take your hound to the Waller Mill Dog Park. Residents get a discount, and it’s a great deal. Dogs love it! Williamsburg/James City County Residents $27 first dog, $10 each additional dog. Prices include entrance fee. Non-residents, $62 first dog, $25 each additional dog. Daily use fee is $2 per dog, but the entrance fee is –not included in this price. Visit www.williamsburgva.gov for more information. TREASURES 2012


Shop with Confidence More than just a great place to shop ... It’s what you’ve always thought — research confirms that local Chamber members: Care about their customers Are reputable business people Use good business practices Are involved in their community Market Street Research

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Over 800 local businesses display this sign of confidence in their customers, their businesses, and their community. Look for them in your neighborhood. For a free copy of the Alliance’s 2011 Member Resource Directory, call us at 229.6511, or go online to www.williamsburgcc.com.

Those interested in Civil War history don’t need to travel outside our area to find historical sites. It’s right in our backyard. Redoubt Park on Quarterpath Road is a testimonial to the Battle of Williamsburg, which was fought on May 5, 1862. The park was dedicated May 5, 2007, to celebrate the 145th anniversary of the battle. TREASURES 2012

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City of Williamsburg

In 1934 Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed Duke of Gloucester Street, "the most historic avenue in America." Williamsburg is known internationally as the premier center for the preservation and interpretation of American colonial history at Colonial Williamsburg and as the home of the nation's premier small public university, the College of William & Mary.

Williamsburg was founded as the capital of the Virginia Colony in 1699. It was named Williamsburg in honor of England's reigning monarch, King William III. Williamsburg was one of America's first planned cities. It was laid out in 1699 under the supervision of Governor Francis Nicholson and it quickly grew into the center of political, religious, economic and social life in Virginia. Famous political leaders emerged from the College of William & Mary, founded in 1693, including Presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and John Tyler. The first hospital established in America for the care and treatment of mental illness was founded in Williamsburg in 1773. General George Washington assembled the Continental Army in Williamsburg in 1781 for the siege of nearby Yorktown and the winning of American independence. The Capital was moved to Richmond in 1780 and Williamsburg reverted to a quiet college town. The Restoration of Williamsburg began in 1926, after the Rector of Bruton Parish Church, the Rev. Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin, brought the city's importance to the attention of John D. Rockefeller Jr., who then funded and led the massive reconstruction of the 18th century city.

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Williamsburg City Council Elected to four-year term. Meets at 2 p.m. second Thursday in Council Chambers of the Stryker Building, 412 N. Boundary St. Clyde Haulman, mayor 229-8898 chaulman@williamsburgva.gov Paul Freiling, vice mayor 229-5165 pfreiling@williamsburgva.gov Judith Knudson 220-0051 jknudson@williamsburgva.gov Scott Foster 634-7592 sfoster@williamsburgva.gov Douglas Pons 220-0960 dpons@williamsburgva.gov

Assistant city manager Jodi Miller, 220-6100 jmiller@williamsburgva.gov Human services director Peter Walentisch, 220-6161 pwalenti@williamsburgva.gov

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Constitutional Offices Clerk of Circuit Court Betsy Woolridge 564-2242 bwoolridge@courts.state.va.us Commissioner of Revenue Judy Nightengale Fuqua 220-6150 jfuqua@williamsburgva.gov Commonwealth Attorney Nate Green 564-2277 ngreen@wjcc-ca.hrcoxmail.com Sheriff Bob Deeds 564-2220 sheriff@wjccso.hrcoxmail.com Treasurer M. Ann Davis 220-6155 adavis@williamsburgva.gov Voter registrar Winifred Sowder, 220-6157 wsowder@williamsburgva.gov

Departments Clerk of City Council Donna Scott, 220-6100 dscott@williamsburgva.gov City attorney Christina Workman Shelton, 220-6253 cworkman@williamsburgva.gov TREASURES 2012

City manager Jack C. Tuttle II, 220-6100 jctuttle@williamsburgva.gov

Fire chief Pat Dent, 220-6225 wdent@williamsburgva.gov Finance director Philip Serra, 220-6180 pserra@williamsburgva.gov Parks & Recreation director Lori Rierson, 259-3770 lrierson@williamsburgva.gov Planning director Reed Nester, 220-6130 rnester@williamsburgva.gov Police chief Dave Sloggie, 259-7201 dsloggie@williamsburgva.gov Public Works & Utilities Dan Clayton, 220-6140 dclayton@williamsburgva.gov

Where to file Building permits - Building Inspector’s Office, Municipal Building, 401 Lafayette St. Call 220-6136. Business licenses - Commissioner of Revenue, Municipal Building, 401 Lafayette St. Call 220-6150. Dog tags - Current rabies vaccination certificate must be presented when applying for dog tags. Good for one year. Municipal Building, 401 Lafayette St. Call 220-6180. Neutered dog $5, not neutered $10. Driver’s licenses - Dept. of Motor Vehicles, 952 Capitol Landing Rd. Call 800 435-5137. Two forms of legal identification must be presented. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. www.dmv.com. Marriage licenses - Brides- and-grooms-to-be must be at least 18 years of age or have parental permission. There is no waiting period, and blood tests and physicals are not required. Licenses are valid for 60 days. $30 fee. Apply before the Clerk of the Circuit Court at the Williamsburg-James City Courthouse on Monticello Avenue, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 564-2242. Work permits - In Williamsburg, work permits are required for 14- and 15-year-olds. Applications are available at the WJC School Board office, located in the County Government Complex, 101-D Mounts Bay Rd. Call 253-6777. Voter registration - Voter registration closes 21 days prior to an election. Sign up by mail, in person or at the Department of Motor Vehicles. General elections are held in November. Polls are open 6 a.m.-7 p.m. in all elections. 19


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City of Williamsburg Boards & Commissions Architectural Review Board

Members Andrew Edwards Jeffrey Klee Robert H. Lane Scott Spence Demetrios Florakis Sean Driscoll Lowell Ruff

Phone 220-7333 220-7656 345-0220 871-5828 345-9112 564-4723 565-4064

E-mail aedwards@cwf.org jklee@cwf.org toby@thelanesweb.org sspence@widomaker.com df601@cox.net sean.driscoll@raymondjames.com grruff@cox.net

Arts Commission Members Leslie Skinner Shelley Weisberg Terry Buntrock Patricia Albert Julie Phares

Phone 229-1874 229-1750 259-1206 645-5596 220-6181

E-mail lesannemag@yahoo.com sweisberg@cox.net terrbuntrock@widomaker.com pruskamere@cox.net jphares@williamsburgva.gov

Board of Zoning Appeals Members C. Stewart Goddin Elaine Charles Greg Ballentine Frank Ferrante Fred Siegel

Phone 258-4442 561-1607 259-1289 565-5155 259-0184

E-mail csgoddin@cox.net elainec4@gmail.com gnkballentine@gmail.com frankferrante1@cox.net fwsiegel@yahoo.com

Planning Commission Members Phone Elaine McBeth 229-2042 Sean Driscoll 564-4723 Jim Joseph 565-1549 William Kafes 229-6550 Gregory Ballentine 259-1289 Sarah Stafford 221-1317 Daniel Quarles 441-8926

E-mail esmcbe@wm.edu sean.driscoll@raymondjames.com jimjos@verizon.net marbilk@aol.com gnkballentine@gmail.com slstaf@wm.edu daniel.quarles@leclairryan.com

Economic Development Authority Members Phone Ratnam Patel 564-8237 Joseph Brinkley 229-7384 Tonya Boone 258-1350 Edward Richardson 229-5959 T. Montgomery Mason 229-3404 William Carr 873-7990 Thomas Gillman 741-4040

E-mail ratnampatel2@hotmail.com madisonwashburn@aol.com Tonya.Boone@wm.edu richardsonrun@aol.com mmason@visa.com bill.carr@suntrust.com twgillman@esgi.net

Redevelopment & Housing Authority Members Phone Joyce Jarrett-Alewynse 727-5203 Sheila Crist 220-0575 Judith Knudson 220-0051 Sharon Marchelya 220-1801 David Watson 229-2362

Now you know The Williamsburg Fire Department. Employs a combination career and volunteer member system to constitute its firefighting force. There are approximately 37 paid personnel, 12 part-time on call, and a fluctuating roll of about 40 volunteers who help to keep our area safe. For more information, visit www.williamsburgva.gov. 20

E-mail joyce.jarrett@hamptonu.edu sycrist@live.com jknudson@williamsburgva.gov scmarc4212@cox.net dawatson@nngov.com

Beautification Advisory Committee Members David Kranbuehl Terry Buntrock Sally Sissel Ben Owen Laura Viancour Joe Hertzler Pat Ewell Jim Joseph

Phone 221-2542 259-1206 258-9638 221-2490 229-1000 897-2200 221-6649 565-1549

E-mail dekran@wm.edu terrybuntrock@widomaker.com sissel@aol.com blowen@wm.edu lviancour@cwf.org joe@hertzlergeorge.com sewell2@verizon.net jasjoseph@verizon.net TREASURES 2012


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James City County James City County is famous around the world for Jamestown, founded in 1607 as the first permanent English-speaking settlement in America. The seeds of independence were perhaps sewn as early as 1619

when English leaders ratified “The Great Charter of Privileges, Orders and Laws,” giving the new colony self-government. On July 30, 1619, 22 settlers gathered for the first Virginia Assembly to make laws to govern the new people of the colony. Jamestown, which evolved into James City County, was named for King James I. When King James revoked the charter of the London Company in 1624, Virginia became England’s first royal colony. By 1634, the colony divided into eight counties, among them were James City and the Charles River - now known as York. The division into counties laid the foundations for strong local government that later served as a model to states as they were admitted into the union. Jamestown served for a brief time as the political, social and economic center of the Virginia colony. Every year until 1632, the Assembly met at the Jamestown church. The Assembly also possibly met in the governor’s home until 1699, when the capital was moved inland to Middle Plantation, which was renamed Williamsburg. Despite protests from county residents, the county seat for James City was moved from Jamestown to Williamsburg in 1715. The 400th anniversary of Jamestown was celebrated in 2007. There were numerous celebrations and commemorations. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, visited our area to mark the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown. It continues to draw thousands of visitors yearly. Visit www.jccegov.com

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James City County Board of Supervisors

Supervisors meet at 7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday, except August and December, in the County Government Complex, 101-F Mounts Bay Rd. *James G. Kennedy Stonehouse District, 566-1157, jkennedy@james-city.va.us *Mary Jones, chair Berkeley District, 871-5977, maryjones@james-city.va.us John J. McGlennon Jamestown District, 221-3034, jjmcgl@james-city.va.us James O. “Jim” Icenhour Powhatan District, 258-0460, jicenhour@james-city.va.us *Bruce C. Goodson, vice chair Roberts District, 880-3142, bgoodson@james-city.va.us *Stonehouse, Berkeley and Roberts districts will hold elections in November

Constitutional Offices Clerk of Circuit Court Betsy Woolridge, 564-2242 www.jccegov.com/courts/ *Commissioner of Revenue Richard Bradshaw, 253-6695 richbrad@ james-city.va.us *Commonwealth Attorney Nathan R. Green, 564-2277 ngreen@wjcc-ca.hrcoxmail.com *Sheriff Bob Deeds, 564-2220 sheriff@wjccso.hrcoxmail.com *Treasurer M. Ann Davis, 220-6155 adavis@williamsburgva.gov Voter registrar Winifred Sowder, 220-6157 wsowder@williamsburgva.gov *Elections to be held in November

Departments County administrator Robert C. Middaugh Jr., 253-6603 rmiddaugh@james-city.va.us Assistant county administrator Doug Powell, 253-6604 dpowell@james-city.va.us County attorney Leo P. Rogers, 253-6612 lprogers@james-city-va.us Development Management Steven Hicks, 253-6674 steven.hicks@james-city.va.us James City Service Authority Larry Foster, general manager, 253-6805 lmfoster@james-city.va.us 22

Financial & Management Services John McDonald, manager 253-6630, fms@james-city.va.us Community services Diana Hutchens, manager 259-5400 Police chief Emmett Harmon 253-1800, police@james-city.va.us Fire chief Tal Luton 220-0626, fire@james-city.va.us Human Resources Carol Luckam, manager 253-6682 cluckam@james-city.va.us General Services John Horne, manager 259-4127 jtphorne@james-city.va.us

Where to file

Building permits - Code Compliance Office, Government Complex, 101-E Mounts Bay Rd. Call 253-6858. Satellite Services 3127 Forge Rd., Toano. 564-2160 Business licenses - Commissioner of Revenue office, WEB GEM Government Center, 101-B Mounts Bay Rd. Call 253-6698. Satellite Services 3127 Forge Rd., Toano. 564-2160 Need information about Vehicles - All vehicles must be registered with the local Visit ty? James City Coun government in which the driver resides. Commissioner of m. ov.co www.jcceg Revenue’s office, Government Complex, 101-B Mounts Bay Rd. Call 253-6695. Satellite Services, 3127 Forge Rd., Toano. 564-2160 Dog tags - Current rabies vaccination certificate must be presented when applying for dog tags. Treasurer’s Office, Government Complex, 101-B Mounts Bay Rd. Call 253-6705. $5 fee for neutered male or female, valid for one year. Tags available at Satellite Services, 3127 Forge Rd., Toano. 564-2160 Driver’s licenses - DMV, 952 Capitol Landing Rd. Call 866 368-5463. Two forms of legal identification must be presented. Written, road and eye tests are required, but may be waived for those who hold an out-of-state license. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- noon., Saturday. DMV offers select vehiclerelated transactions at Satellite Services, 3127 Forge Rd., Toano. Marriage licenses - Brides- and-grooms-to-be must be at least 18 years of age or have parental permission. There is no waiting period, and blood tests and physicals are not required. Licenses are valid for 60 days. $30 fee. Apply at the Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse before the Clerk of the Circuit Court on Monticello Avenue. Hours are 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. 564-2242. Work permits - In James City County, work permits are required for 14- and 15-year-olds and are available at the WJC School Board office, located in the Government Complex, 101-D Mounts Bay Rd. Call 253-6777. Voter registration closes 21 days prior to an election. Sign up at the Registrar’s office, the Human Services Building, Satellite Services (Toano Government Complex) by mail or at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Voter registrar office is located at the Government Complex, 101-B Mounts Bay Rd. General elections are held in November. Polls are open 6 a.m.-7 p.m. in all elections. TREASURES 2012


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James City County Boards & Commissions Agricultural and Forestal Districts Advisory Committee Appointed by Board of Supervisors. Staff contact: Allen J. Murphy Jr. 253-6685 Members Phone Richard Bradshaw 253-6695 James Richardson 258-5830 Loretta Garrett 564-3425 L. Carlyle Ford 564-8125 Carl Meadows 566-0166 Martha Smith 566-0127 L. Bruce Abbott 258-5880 Thomas Hitchens 258-5644 J. Payton Harcum 566-8986

Board of Equalization Appointed by Circuit Court judge to designated term. Contact: Jon Fountain 253-6650 Members Phone E-mail Christopher E. Rouzie 596-2897 chris.rouzie@thalhimer.com Wayne Grimes 254-2400 oneofmanyangels@gmail.com Walter Neilson 220-0280 wcn@landmarkappraisals.com Christopher Hedrick 564-0284 chedrick@masonwalker.com Michael J. Simerlein 259-0010 simerline@earthlink.net

Board of Zoning Appeals

Historical Commission

Appointed by Board of Supervisors to three-year term. Contact: Jason Purse 253-6685 Members Phone Donna Garrett 566-3720 Peter Gushue 564-1005 Karlene Jennings 221-7779 Carol Mathews 220-1311 John Labanish 565-3419 Arthur Grant 645-0347 Gerald White 258-7736 Alain Outlaw 253-2419 Edith Harris-Bernard 220-5744 Lafayette Jones 565-1045 Fred Boelt 566-0274 Stephanie Luton 253-6649 David Levy 873-0090 Rosemary Van Houten 250-3195

Economic Development Authority Appointed by Board of Supervisors to four-year term. Contact: Russ Seymour 253-6607 Members Tom Tingle Leanne DuBois Marshall Warner Douglas Gebhardt Paul Gerhardt Tim Harris Mary Jones (BOS)

Phone E-mail 220-0220 tomt@guernseytingle.com 804 225-3663 leanne.dubois@vdacs.virginia.gov 253-9080 mwarner@chesbank.com 873-0819 gebhardt@cox.net 259-3860 pwgerhardt@kaufcan.com 566-9606 tim@tienda.com 871-5977 maryjones@james-city.va.us

Appointed by Circuit Court judge to five-year term. Contact: Allen Murphy 253-6685 Members Phone David W. Otey Jr. 259-5700 William Watkins III 345-0506 Marvin D. Rhodes 741-0041 Stephen Rodgers 887-4837 Barbara Moody 564-0666

Clean County Commission Appointed by Board of Supervisors to three-year term. Contact: John Horne, 259-4080 Members Phone Peggy Boarman 565-0032 Charles Loundermon 220-9272 Willis Barnes 566-3664 Ray Basely 566-8023

Electoral Board

Appointed by Circuit Court judge to three-year term. Contact: Alan J. Cole 253-6868 Members Phone John Thomas Gee 703 801-3802 Jack D. Edwards 253-0266 Paul Bankit 258-3225 TREASURES 2012

Now you know James City County Police Department has recently moved. The new, significantly larger station is located at 4600 Opportunity Way, near Warhill High and Thomas Nelson Community College. 23


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James City County Boards & Commissions Parks & Rec Advisory Commission

Appointed by Board of Supervisors to four-year term. Contact: John Carnifax 259-5361 Members Phone E-mail Scott Van Voorhees 220-0220 van@guernseytingle.com Linda Wallace-Cody 566-8662 lwccio@hotmail.com Julian Lipscomb 566-3152 lipscombj@banscome.com Craig Metcalfe 208-0624 cmetcalfe2@cox.net Michael Hand 345-6950 mhand3@cox.net Mark Wenger 253-0056 markwenger@cox.net Chris Basic 253-0040 chrisbasic1@yahoo.com

Planning Commission Appointed by Board of Supervisors to four-year term. Planning Commission contact: Allen Murphy 253-6685 Members Phone E-mail Michael Maddocks 564-9077 mmaddocks@james-city.va.us Jack Fraley 253-0903 jfraley@james-city.va.us Richard Krapf 566-8528 rkrapf@james-city.va.us Joe Poole III 220-7224 jpoole@james-city.va.us Reese Peck 645-4651 rpeck@james-city.va.us Al Woods 345-3511 awoods@james-city.va.us Tim O’Connor 871-7253 toconner@james-city.va.us

Water Conservation Committee

Appointed by Board of Supervisors to three-year term. Staff contact: Larry Foster 253-6806 Members Phone E-mail Kathi Mestayer 229-6575 kwren@widomaker.com Thomas Belden 564-0535 tom2433@cox.net Richard Jones 566-0506 richardjones8@cox.net Kenneth Grieve 229-3257 kngrieve@widomaker.com Karen Levy 220-8949 kjlevy@cox.net Glenn Gross 592-8186 Charles Martino 564-0098 charlie@cookesgardens.com

Wetlands Board

Appointed by Board of Supervisors to five-year term. Staff contact: Scott Thomas 253-6639 Members Phone E-mail David Gussman 566-1035 dsgussman@cox.net Larry T. Waltrip 229-4576 larry@waltriprecycling.com William Apperson 566-2035 bmapp@msn.com or billy.apperson@dof.virginia.gov John Hughes 253-0874 jhughes50@cox.net Terence Elkins 565-4161 tjelkins@cox.net Richard Mason (alternate) 741-2174 kdmason@aol.com Roger Schmidt (alternate) 566-1660 rog11ter7@verizon.net 24

General Assembly Sen. Tommy Norment (3rd District) PO Box 396 PO Box 6205 General Assembly Building Williamsburg VA 23188 Richmond VA 23218 757 259-7810 804 698-7503 district03@senate.virginia.gov Sen. John Miller (1st District) Teagle Building 12284 Warwick Blvd.,Suite 1-G Newport News VA 23606 757 634-3113

Del. Robin Abbott (93rd District) PO Box 406 12515 Warwick Blvd. Ste 100 General Assembly Building Newport News VA 23606 Richmond VA 23218 757 256-7722 804 698-1093 DelRAbbott@house.virginia.gov Del. Brenda Pogge (96th District) PO Box 406 PO Box 1386 General Assembly Building Yorktown VA 23692 Richmond VA 23218 757 223-9690 804 698-1096 DelBPogge@house.virginia.gov

U.S. Senate Mark Warner 459A Russell Senate Office Building Norfolk District Office 101 W. Main Street, Ste. 4900 Washington DC 20510 Norfolk VA 23510 202 224-2023 757 441-3079 Jim Webb 248 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510 202 224-4024

Hampton Roads office 222 Central Park Ave., Ste. 120 Va Beach VA 23462 757 518-1674

Congress Rep. Rob Wittman 1318 Longworth House Office Building Washington DC 20515 202 225-4261

Local office 4904-B George Washington Memorial Hwy. Yorktown VA 23692 757 874-6687

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government

York County Independence won here Yorktown was the site of the decisive battle of the American Revolution where on October 19, 1781, Lord Cornwallis surrendered his British Army to the combined American-French forces under Washington and Rochambeau. Yorktown is part of the Historic Triangle with Jamestown and Williamsburg. The localities attract millions of tourists each year. Yorktown offers a chance to see 18th century homes or stroll a scenic riverfront beach. Visitors can park and meander along picturesque streets or take the free trolley. There are art galleries, antique stores and specialty shops for those who have a penchant to explore. There are also museums offering hands-on history programs and exhibits. The Riverwalk offers distinctive stores and restaurants and a lovely beach area. You may even get a chance to see a cruise ship or a tall ship visiting the pier. The York River provides an ideal place to catch some sun with family and friends. A walk through the town allows tourists and locals a glimpse of the past. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the town by listening to the Fifes & Drums of York Town. Of interest is a cannonball that has remained lodged in the brick home of Thomas Nelson after 200 years. Greeting visitors is the magnificent Victory Monument, which towers above the town and is a tribute to the American Revolution. Nearby the monument is the Moore House, where documents

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were drafted and signed for the British surrender to American and French forces. Self-walking tours lead visitors to the battlefield to learn about the siege of Yorktown, the Yorktown Monument, or to the waterfront, where the port was significant in the trading of slaves and tobacco. To find out more, visit www.visityorktown.org.

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York County Board of Supervisors

Supervisors meet at 7 p.m. first and third Tuesday, Board Room, York Hall, Main Street. Walt C. Zaremba, 253-0477 District 1 zaremba@yorkcounty.gov Sheila S. Noll, 877-7790 District 2 noll@yorkcounty.gov Donald Wiggins, 890-2980 District 3 wiggins@yorkcounty.gov George Hrichak, chair, 890-3331 District 4 hrichak@yorkcounty.gov Thomas G. Shepperd, vice chair, 868-8591 District 5 shepperd@yorkcounty.gov

Constitutional Offices Clerk of Circuit Court, 890-3350 Lynn Mendibur www.yorkcounty.gov/circuitcourt Commissioner of the Revenue, 890-3381 Ann H. Thomas revofc@yorkcounty.gov *Commonwealth Attorney, 890-3401 Eileen M. Addison cwa@yorkcounty.gov Sheriff, 890-3630 J.D. “Danny” Diggs sheriff@yorkcounty.gov Treasurer, 890-3420 Deborah Robinson treas@yorkcounty.gov *Election in November

Departments County administrator James O. McReynolds ctyadm@yorkcounty.gov County attorney James E. Barnett Community services To be announced Environmental & Development Services John Hudgins, director eds@yorkcounty.gov 26

Financial & Management Services To be announced fmsdept@yorkcounty.gov Fire & Life Safety Stephen P. Kopczynski, fire chief flsafety@yorkcounty.gov Voter Registrar Walt Latham registrar@yorkcounty.gov

890-3700

890-3600

890-3440

Where to file

Building permits - Building Regulations Office, 103 Service Dr., Yorktown. Call 890-3522. Business licenses - Commissioner of Revenue, Finance Building, 120 Alexander Hamilton Blvd., Yorktown. Call 890-3383. Vehicle registration - All vehicles must be registered with the local government in which the driver resides. Contact the Commissioner of Revenue, Finance Building, 120 Alexander Hamilton Blvd., Yorktown. Call 890-3383. Dog tags - Current rabies vaccination certificate must be presented when applying for dog tags. Good for year. Go to Finance Building, 120 Alexander GEMunty.gov one Hamilton B Blvd., Yorktown. $5 fee for dogs 4 WE .yorkcon about . months and older. Call 890-3420. Z w ww rmatio A to Driver’s licenses - DMV, 952 Capitol t i s Vi info from Landing Rd., 866 368-5463. Two forms of legal for thing y identification must be presented. Written, road and ever eye tests are required, but may be waived for those who hold an out-of-state license. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. www.dmv.com Marriage licenses - Brides- and grooms-to-be must be at least 18 years of age or have parental permission. There is no waiting period, and blood tests and physicals are not required. Licenses are valid for 60 days. $30 fee. Apply at the Clerk of the Circuit Court at the Circuit Courthouse on Ballard St. Call 890-3350. Work permits - In York County, work permits are required for 14- and 15-year-olds. Forms are available at the student’s high school. Voter registration Sign up by mail or at the Department of Motor Vehicles. General elections held in 890-3320 November. Polls open 6 a.m.-7 p.m. in all elections. Voter registrar office is located in the 890-3340 York County Admin. 890-3880 Center, 224 Ballard St., Yorktown. 890-3750

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York County Boards & Commissions Arts Commission Members Kathleen Hebert Jeanne Eickhoff Debora Sasin Sheila Myers James Obernesser

Phone 766-2492 833-3759 876-6507 220-0965 766-7009

E-mail kathihebert1@aol.com ikeseye@aol.com dsasinmk@aol.com myersmksl@aol.com jim.nygiantsfan@gmail.com

York County Beautification Committee Members Antoinette Anderson Timothy B. Beale Barbara Dunbar Jeanne Eickhoff Carole A. Ferro Harold Murrow Lawrence Ritter Donald Scripter

Phone E-mail 253-0539 898-3663 766-2174 833-3759 tuwalk@aol.com 867-9538 898-7025 877-7999 867-8306

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York County Historical Committee Members Phone Robert J. Andrade 898-6051 Edward Ayres 220-2045 Delma P. Bristow, 898-3922 Mary A. Clark Lynn DiVito 898-5759 Jack Fedder, 865-1452 Frank Green 868-0216 Sherman Hill 877-2422 Dorothy Hudson 867-1075 Bonnie B. Karwac 898-3727 Jerry R. Karwac Jr. 898-3727 Sandra LeCount 898-5147 Richard J. Lusk 898-5498 Kathleen Manley 890-0390 Carol R. Meredith “Sam” 766-2309 David J. Meredith 890-3508 Robert Myers 969-5863 Robert T. Neely 229-5788 John Short 887-2059 Lillian Smith 898-7768 Timothy L. Smith 898-5065 Peggy Turnage 898-5320 Lois Winter 898-0782 Joseph Williams 867-7248 TREASURES 2012

E-mail yorktownva@msn.com dward.ayres@jyf.virginia.gov Delmapb@aol.com aandmclark@cox.net otivid@cox.net jfedder@cox.net jfgreen@hroads.net ddhudson@gmail.com bonnielk@yahoo.com jkarwac@cox.net sandra.lecount@langley.af.mil dicklusk@cox.net kyorktownva@aol.com sammysmail@cox.net meredith@yorkcounty.gov randfjunk@gmail.com rneely274@hotmail.com bunkyjae@yahoo.com lillian1930@verizon.net tlsmith1842@cox.net loiswinter@cox.net 27


government Economic Development Authority Parks & Rec Advisory Board For information, e-mail members at econdev@yorkcounty.gov Members Phone Thomas Anderson 874-2936 Bradley Berrane 898-8307 H.J. Coxton 890-0419 Adrian Evans 874-2191 Vernard E. Lockwood II 868-9294 R. Anderson Moberg 898-5977 Richard Weigel 865-8925

Members William Euker Sharon Kline Dr. Carl James Jean Mannion Stephen Roth Sewell Rowley Jr. Danny Steadman

Phone 868-5583 898-4990 898-0300 897-6401 766-7642 867-8101 865-7523

E-mail sharon.seaford@verizon.net queenmum22@yahoo.com roths30@cox.net steadman3@hotmail.com

Planning Commission Library Board Members Mary Ann Browne Wendy Euker Charles Mitri Stephen Sheriff Penny Showalter

Phone 898-6527 868-5583 867-5555 898-7130 890-0522

E-mail euker@cox.net stephensheriff@hotmail.com

Members Christopher Abel Mario Buffa Anne Conner John Davis Alexander Hamilton Richard Myer, Jr. M. Sean Fisher Mark Suiter

Phone 877-5380 369-4773 898-0260 874-2403 867-9353 867-8570 890-9989 223-7534

E-mail planning@yorkcounty.gov mario@retailadvisors.us planning@yorkcounty.gov planning@yorkcounty.gov planning@yorkcounty.gov richmyer@att.net msfisher.ycpc@verizon.net

Now you know

The Yorktown waterfront is a local gem! Take the family for a walk along the York River, stroll the fishing pier or take a towel or blanket and have a picnic. The Yorktown pier provides a dock for boats of all sizes. You might even get a chance to see a tall ship like the Kalmar Nyckel of Delaware, which has docked at Yorktown.

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worship The College of William & Mary’s Catholic Campus Ministry Chapel is in the former location of St. Bede Catholic Church on Richmond Road. The chapel is utilized by hundreds of W&M students. Masses are held at the chapel and also at the parish center, located on Harrison Avenue. Many local people enjoy the services and participate with students in worship.

National Day of Prayer is held on the first Thursday of May each year. Local people meet to offer prayers for our community, country and the world.

Smith Memorial

BAPTIST CHURCH 6515 Richmond Road • Williamsburg, Virginia SUNDAY 1st Sunday School – 8:30 am Worship Service – 9:45 am 2nd Sunday School – 11:15 am Discipleship – 6:00 pm*

Now you know Christmas brings an opportunity to see various creche displays. Area residents sometimes have extensive collections. Many area churches, including Williamsburg United Methodist and Our Saviour’s Lutheran, have outdoor displays. The Christmas creche is considered one of the oldest forms of household devotion in Christianity. St. Francis of Assisi is credited with establishing the first creche in 1226. TREASURES 2012

WEDNESDAY AWANA (K-5th) – 6:00pm* Youth Activities – 6:00* Adult Bible Study* (*check website for summer schedules) PP

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Faith is alive Greater Williamsburg offers many houses of worship. Whatever the denomination, the community is clearly a religious one deep in faith and conviction. Here is a sampling. See if your church is on Facebook or Twitter. Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church 114 Palace Lane Sunday Divine Liturgy 11 a.m., weekdays at 9 a.m. 220-8098

Epiphany Anglican Church 7191 Richmond Rd., Suite E (Shops at Kristiansand) Sunday service 10 a.m. Call 566-0494 or www.epiphanyanglicanchurch.org Faith Baptist Church 4107 Rochambeau Dr. Sunday School: 9:15 a.m.; Teen and Adult Bible Studies: 9:30 a.m.; worship 10:30 a.m.; Sunday evening service 6:30 p.m. AWANA Clubs (K3-year-olds-10th grade) 5:45 p.m. during the school year. Wednesday service at 7 p.m. 566-0456 or www.faithbaptistwilliamsburg.org

Baha’i Faith Call Mr. Gale Treiber 645-2423 or Karen Schifrin, 565-3191. Bethel Restoration Center 6205 Richmond Rd. Sunday worship 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school and new members class; 9 a.m. Drug and alcohol ministry, 7 p.m., Monday; Empowerment service, Wednesday at 7 p.m. Call 220-5480 or www.bethelrestoration.com Bruton Parish Episcopal Church 331 Duke of Gloucester St. Sunday 7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist; 9:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist; 11:15 a.m., 5:30 p.m. Sunday services. Call 229-2891. www.brutonparish.org.

CrossWalk Community Church 7575 Richmond Road Sunday worship 9 & and 11 a.m. at Richmond Road location. New Town service (movie theater) at 10 a.m. Call 258-2825. www.crosswalk.cc

Faith Fellowship Assemblies of God Call 566-9673 or www.graceandfaith.com

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First Baptist Church 727 Scotland St. Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 11 a.m. Call 229-1952. www.firstbaptistchurch1776.org.

/ Vis ect.com n n o c First Church of Christ, Scientist a re burg.a s.htm s 620 Jamestown Rd. m a i l y l e Calvary Chapel Williamsburg n wi church info on ma Sunday school and worship 11 a.m., 5609 Richmond Road (behind Food Lion) d an o Wednesday testimony 7:30 p.m. t . s s p e Sunday service 10:30 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Call for ma area church Reading Room, 626 Jamestown Rd. 342-6932, www.calvarywilliamsburg.org Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, Saturday 1-4 p.m. Call 229-3820. Reading room phone 229-3805. Chickahominy Baptist Church www.spirituality.com. 2900 Chickahominy Rd., Toano Early worship 8 a.m., adult and youth Sunday school 9:30 Grace Baptist Church a.m., praise and worship 10:50 and service at 11 a.m. Wednesday 1013 Penniman Rd. youth and adult bible study 7:15 p.m. Call 566-8330 or Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11 a.m., 6 p.m., Wednesday www.cbcministry.com services begin at 6:30 p.m. Call 229-2232. Christ Community Church Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church 9001 Richmond Road, Toano. 1677 Jamestown Rd. Sunday worship 8:30 & 10 a.m.; Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Call Adult and youth education 9 a.m., worship 10 a.m. Call 220566-8364. www.christcommunity-church.com. 0147 or www.gracecovpca.org. Christian Life Center Grace Fellowship of Williamsburg 4451 Longhill Rd. 222 Monticello Ave. Sunday worship 10 a.m., Generation Church 7 p.m., Sunday service 10 a.m. Call 206-1422 or www.gfow.org Wednesdays. Call 220-2100. http://www.williamsburgclc.com Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 2017 Newman Road Sunday service, 9 a.m.-noon; 1-4 p.m. Call 564-6406 or www.mormon.org.

Greensprings Chapel 3687 Ironbound Rd. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Celebration Service, Tuesday, Soaking Prayer 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m. Call 253-2270. www.gschapel.org.

Church of Christ at Williamsburg 227 Merrimac Trail, 253-5662 Sunday worship 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school 10:45 a.m. Evening worship 6:30 p.m.

Grove Community Church 8910 Pocahontas Trail, Suite E Sunday worship 10 a.m. Call 887-1100 or groveoutreach.com.

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Hickory Neck Episcopal Church 8300 Richmond Rd. Sunday, 8 a.m. (Rite I) Holy Eucharist; 9 a.m. (Rite II) and 11:15 (Rite II) Holy Eucharist. Call 566-0276. www.hickoryneck.org. TREASURES 2012


worship James River Baptist Church 4931 Centerville Rd. Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 9 & 11 a.m., 7 p.m.; Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Call 258-0303. www.jamesriverbaptistwilliamsburg.org. James City Community Church Norge Office Park Sunday service 10:30 a.m Call 565-4038. www.jccchurch.com. Jamestown Christian Fellowship 5306 Olde Towne Rd. Worship and children’s church Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Midweek classes. Call 229-1993. www.jamestownchristianfellowship.com Jamestown Presbyterian Church 3287 Ironbound Rd. Worship service, Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Call 229-5445. www.jamestownpresby.org King of Glory Lutheran Church 4897 Longhill Rd. 8 a.m., traditional with Communion; 9:30 & 11 a.m. blended with Communion; Sunday school and Adult Bible classes at 9:30 a.m.; Contemporary service, 5 p.m. Call 258-9701. www.kingofglorywilliamsburg.org. King’s Way Church 5100 John Tyler Highway Sunday 9 and 10:45 a.m. worship. Call 564-7929. www.kingswaychurch.net.

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church 4002 Ironbound Rd. Sunday worship 8 a.m., 1st and 4th Sunday. 11:15 a.m., Wednesday Bible study 7 p.m. Call 220-0934. Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church 7801 Church Lane, Toano Sunday school 9 a.m. for adults, worship 10:15 a.m. Call 566-0162. New Town United Methodist 5209 Monticello Avenue Sunday morning service 8:30 and 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday school Call 258-1072. www.newtownumc.org. New Zion Baptist Church 3991 Longhill Road Sunday 8:30 and 11:30 a.m.; Sunday school 10:15 a.m. Prayer & Praise Wednesday, 7 p.m. Noonday Prayer Thursday 12:45 p.m. 258-0491 or www.nzbconline.com. Olive Branch Christian Church 7643 Richmond Rd. Sunday worship 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday school 9:45 a.m. Call 566-8077. Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church 7479 Richmond Rd. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Call 564-3745 or www.oslcnorge.org

Liberty Baptist Church 15810 Liberty Church Rd., Lanexa Sunday school 9:15 a.m., worship 10:30 a.m., AWANA, (Sept.May), 5-7 p.m.; Evening Sunday worship 6 p.m. Call 804 9662659. www.lanexaliberty.org LifePointe Christian Church Meets at Williamsburg Christian Academy 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship. Call 741-1022. www.lifepointechristian.net. Little Zion Baptist Church 8625 Pocahontas Trail, Grove Sunday school, 9:45 a.m., worship, 11:30. Monday Bible study, 7 p.m. Call 229-9788. Living Proof Baptist Church 309 Waltz Farm Dr. Sunday Bible study 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. Call 565-6414. www.livingproofbc.org. Masjid Abul Aziz Islamic Center of Williamsburg 2692-A John Tyler Highway Mt. Gilead Baptist Church 8660 Pocahontas Trail Call 229-4654 or mtgileadbaptistchurch.org. Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church 233 Barlow Rd. Call 565-2312. TREASURES 2012

ANGLICAN CHURCH IN NORTH AMERICA

Come share the gospel of Jesus Christ as The Way, The Truth and The Life in an Anglican style. Our liturgy is rich, contemporaneous and filled with vibrant teaching. We welcome all people and want to help them know and experience God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Questions, please email greeter@epiphanyanglicanchurch.org or call Al Kerby, our administrator,

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worship Salvation Army 151 Kristiansand Drive, #107 Sunday school 10 a.m.; worship 11 a .m. Wednesday youth activities, 6:30 p.m.; Call 229-6651 St. Bede Catholic Church 3686 Ironbound Rd. Confessions 3:30-5 p.m. Saturdays. Services: Sat. vigil 5:30 p.m., Sun. 7:15, 9, 11 a.m., 5 p.m. Daily Mass 9 a.m. Mon.-Fri. and first Saturday. Call 229-3631. www.bedeva.org.

St. John Baptist Church 2588 Forge Rd., Toano. Call 566-1597. St. John Baptist Church 1397 Penniman Rd. Sunday school 9:15 a.m., worship 11 a.m. Adult Bible study 7 p.m. Monday, 1 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Bible study 6:15 p.m. Tuesday. Prayer & Praise services Wednesday noon & 7 p.m. Call 229-0759. www.sjbcwilliamsburg.org. St. Martin’s Episcopal Church 1333 Jamestown Rd. Holy Eucharist Rite I (no music) 8 a.m.; Holy Eucharist Rite II traditional, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Holy Eucharist Rite II with Healing Prayer, noon. Call 229-1111. www.stmartinswmbg.org. St. Olaf Catholic Church 104 Norge Lane Services: Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 and 10 a.m., Tuesday 5 p.m., Wednesday & Thursday noon. Call 564-3819. www.stolaf.cc. St. Peter’s Reformed Episcopal Sunday service 10 a.m., fellowship 11 a.m. Wednesday evening prayer, 6:30 p.m., Bible study, 7:30 p.m. Call 634-1151 or http://rec-mdcs.org/stpeter. St. Stephen Lutheran Church 612 Jamestown Rd. 8:30 a.m. Holy Communion; 9:45 a.m., Faith Formation and 11 a.m., Holy Communion. Call 229-6688. www.saintstephanlutheran.net Smith Memorial Baptist Church 6515 Richmond Rd. Sunday school 8:30 for adults, 9:45 worship, 11:15 additional Sunday school. Call 565-0476. www.smithmemorial.org. Stonehouse Church to the Nations/Heritage Christian Church 8824 Richmond Rd. Sunday worship 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Call 566-8590. Stone House Presbyterian Church 9401 Field Stone Parkway, Toano Sunday worship 10 a.m. Call 565-1130 or www.shpchurch.org. Temple Beth El of Williamsburg 600 Jamestown Rd. Temple Beth El Shabbat Services Friday at 7:30 p.m and Saturday at 10 a.m. Call 220-1205. www.temple-bethel.org. Waller Mill Bible Church 100 Carrs Hill Rd. Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 10:30 a.m.; Call 229-4744 or www.wallermillbiblechurch.org Walnut Hills Baptist Church 1014 Jamestown Rd. Sunday worship 10:30 a.m., Sunday school 9:15 a.m., Youth and adult program, 5 p.m. Wednesday supper 5:30, prayer service 6:30 p.m. Call 220-5900. www.whbconline.org. Wave Church Peninsula Crowne Plaza Williamsburg at Fort Magruder Sunday service 10 a.m. www.wavechurch.com or 561-6444

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worship Wellspring United Methodist Church 4871 Longhill Rd. Sunday 8:45 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:30 a.m., traditional and contemporary worship 11 a.m. Call 258-5008. www.wellspringmethodist.org. Williamsburg Assembly of God 5232 Longhill Rd. Sunday 10:30 a.m. worship and children’s ministry; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m., Sunday Hispanic Service, 3:30 p.m.; Wednesday Youth Ministry 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening service, 7 p.m. Call 253-2990 or www.williamsburgassemblyofgodchurch.com

Williamsburg Community Chapel 3899 John Tyler Highway Sunday worship 9 and 11 a.m. Call 229-7152. www.wcchapel.org. Williamsburg Mennonite Church 7800 Croaker Rd. Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 10:45 a.m. Call 566-3026. www.williamsburg.va.us.mennonite.net.

Williamsburg Baptist Church 227 Richmond Rd. Sunday 8:30 a.m. worship; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. traditional worship. Call 229-1217. www.williamsburgbaptist.com.

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worship Williamsburg Presbyterian Church 215 Richmond Rd. Saturday – 5:30 p.m. ; Sunday, 9:30 and 11 a.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Call 229-4235 www.williamsburgpresbyterianchurch.org. Williamsburg Seventh-day Adventist 3989 John Tyler Highway Sabbath School, 10 a.m. Second service 11:10 a.m. Call 2203795. Williamsburg Unitarian Universalist 3051 Ironbound Rd. Sunday service 9:15 and 11:15 a.m., (summer service at 10 a.m. Sunday). Call 220-6830. www.wuu.org. Williamsburg United Methodist Church 500 Jamestown Rd. Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 8:15 and 11 a.m. 229-1771. www.williamsburgumc.org. Union Baptist Church 108 Alice Lane Call 229-0979. York River Baptist 8201 Croaker Rd. Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 10:45 a.m, prayer meeting 6:45 p.m. Wednesday worship 7 p.m. Call 566-3030. www.yorkriver.org. Zion Baptist Church 6373 Richmond Rd. Sunday, worship at 11 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Bible study at 7 p.m., Wednesday. Call 565-2598.

Ecumenical services The Williamsburg Clergy Fellowship, in conjunction with Colonial Williamsburg, holds a Thanksgiving service on Palace Green each year. This year’s service is tentatively scheduled for 4 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, at the Play Booth Theatre on Palace Green. In December, the group sponsors a New Year’s Eve service to bring people together. The event is free and open to the public. This year’s service is tentatively set for 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, at Bruton Parish Church in the Historic Area. The service will feature music, readings and shared stories. Several Christian denominations will be represented.

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Jamestown Island church One of our national treasures is in our own backyard - on Jamestown Island. The reconstructed 1639 brick church for James City Parish is marked by the original 1647 brick tower, the only above-ground remnant of our 17th century English beginnings. The building and 22 surrounding acres – as well as the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeological dig – are owned by the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities. The APVA offers rental of the Memorial Church as a membership service for events consistent with the building's status as a church and a historic structure. Once you join the APVA, in addition to the membership fee, there is a rental fee. Those interested in receiving additional information about renting the historic church should call 229-0412.

First Baptist tour There is a tour ministry at First Baptist Church. Two dozen trained tour guides are available to take people through the past and into the future of the vibrant community. Several years ago, Colonial Williamsburg received a grant from the Lilly Foundation to establish an exhibit of the area’s earliest religions. First Baptist was included in the endowment. The tour got off to a strong start following the church’s 227th anniversary observance. Some 500 people took the tour that year. The tour begins in the vestibule with a history of the congregation’s earliest days. A map on the wall highlights the locations where the congregation worshipped through the years. The vestibule also includes the original pulpit chair from the Nassau Street church, which was used for about 100 years. The original frame from a clock that hung in the church has been restored. Photo TREASURES 2012


worship banners show the pieces within the original church. The tour includes stops at two other display cases that contain articles rife with historical meaning. The cases contain more contemporary pieces, including photos of some of the important figures who have visited the church. Tours are free and open to the public. Call 229-1952 to schedule.

Grove Christian Outreach Grove Christian Outreach Center provides needed assistance to the residents of Grove. The center has distributed food to thousands of area families. The number and need continue to grow. The center has implemented several programs geared specifically toward helping Grove residents. Every Wednesday, hundreds of residents attend Bread and More Day. Those who attend receive fresh bread, produce, pastries, cookies and crackers. The center also distributes shoeboxes full of toys, games and puzzles to Grove children at Christmas. At the beginning of the school year, dozens of Grove’s children get school supplies and brand new backpacks. New uniforms and sneakers are given to children attending James River Elementary. M Plans are under way for the center to EB GE W move to a new location one-half mile ing? elocat r f o g away. The new location will occupy two in Think Visit com. acres and the building will be sburg. m a i l l i approximately 2,700 square feet. Grove ove2w www.m Christian Outreach is currently at 8910 Pocahontas Trail. Volunteers and donations are always welcome. For more information, call 887-1100.

Faith comes alive Various congregations around town host annual events designed to give people a chance to experience faith in various ways. Some notable events include Wellspring United Methodist’s Jerusalem Marketplace, the Living Passover extravaganza at CrossWalk Community Church, various cantatas, Passion plays and other special Easter events. Some churches host Blue Christmas services for those who may be in particular need during the holiday season. Churches regularly contribute to area agencies including Fish, which helps the needy. Many congregations also sponsor blood drives benefiting the American Red Cross. Each summer, dozens of area churches hold Vacation Bible Schools for kids to learn more about putting their faith into action. There are sports teams, AWANA clubs and other chances for youths to become involved with their congregations. Log on to church websites to learn more about programs for kids and adults to enrich their faith.

Now you know Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church on Palace Lane has exquisite icon artwork. The church is adorned with various icons, including a unique hand-carved iconostasis (icon screen), which was made by a parishioner, Ignatius Stefaniw.

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Private schools Williamsburg Christian Academy is at 101 Schoolhouse Lane in Toano and offers education from pre-K to 12. Those interested in Williamsburg Christian should call 220-1978 or visit www.wcanet.org Williamsburg Montessori School is on Longhill Road and on Scotland Street. The school’s upper elementary school programs (grades 4-6) is on Scotland Street. The school has a middle school for grades 7-9 at the Watermen’s Museum in Yorktown. Call 565-0977 or visit www.williamsburgmontessori.org. Walsingham Academy on Jamestown Road was established by the Sisters of Mercy. Walsingham is committed to the education and development of the whole person through a caring curriculum, emphasizing responsible leadership in an increasingly complex world. The academy has a Lower School, 229-2642 for grades pre-K-7 and an Upper School, grades 8-12, 229-6026. www.walsingham.org Greenwood Christian Academy is located at Williamsburg Crossing shopping center and serves children preKfifth grade. The faculty and staff are dedicated to Christ-centered teaching with the goal to prepare students for college, for life and for service to the Lord. Call 345-0905 or visit www.gcacentral.net Hampton Roads Academy is an independent college preparatory school for boys and girls in grades pre-K-12. It is located in Newport News but includes several students from greater Williamsburg. The school offers bus service for local students. Visit www.hra.org or call 884-9100. Providence Classical School, located on Easter Circle, is an independent private school K-11th grade that provides a

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nurturing environment, offers small classes, and emphasizes development of the Christian character. The school has experienced excellent growth and has expanded to offer additional classes in many grades. Call 565-2900 or www.pcsvirginia.org

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education College of William & Mary Chartered in 1693, the College of William & Mary is the second oldest educational institution in the nation, next to Harvard University. The Sir Christopher Wren Building, which sits

writing and math, as well as English for Speakers of Other Languages. It has a new location in the School of Education at the College of William & Mary. Volunteer tutors provide instruction. The program can open up new opportunities to complete high school, get a promotion at work or pass the U.S. citizenship exam. For others, it means a chance to participate in community activities for the first time, to help their children with homework or to talk to their doctors with newfound confidence. The program also provides English language classes at the worksite for non-English-speaking employees of area businesses. Call 221-3325 or visit www.literacyforlife.org.

Educational opportunities

at the corner of Jamestown and Richmond roads, is the oldest academic building in continuous use in the country. The college has recently opened the state-of-the art Mason School of Business and School of Education. Both incorporate high-tech means of learning. There are several wonderful programs that benefit the community, including the W.M. Keck Environmental Field Laboratory. Log onto http://www.wm.edu/as/kecklab/index.php to find out local weather conditions which are updated every 10 minutes. For more information, call 221-4223 or visit www.wm.edu.

Teacher Institute at Colonial Williamsburg is designed for elementary, middle and high school social studies teachers who teach U.S. history and government. The intensive week-long institutes immerse participants in American history. Elementary and middle school teachers focus on the colonial and early nation period “on location” in Williamsburg, the restored capital city of 18th century Virginia, and nearby Jamestown and Yorktown. Visit www.history.org. Williamsburg Regional Library's adult services division organizes the ongoing Third Thursdays @ Your Library series featuring subjects of local interest, author talks, hobbies and pastimes. The programs take place monthly at the Williamsburg Library.Visit www.wrl.org for more information. Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, and GED preparatory classes are available in various locations throughout WJC Schools. The office has recently moved from Warhill High to the annex at James Blair. Call 603-6532 for information or www.wjcc.k12.va.us.

Thomas Nelson Community College Thomas Nelson is one of Virginia’s community colleges and provides affordable higher education opportunities. A campus opened near Warhill High and contains 25 classrooms, 7 computer classrooms, 5 science laboratories and a nursing laboratory. The college offers more than 40 fields of study with associate degrees and certificates, designed to help students for the world of work or further study. Credits earned at other colleges can be applied to a degree or certificate. The college grants credit for certain examinations and military training experience. Additionally, credits earned at TNCC can be transferred to many four-year state and private colleges in Virginia and elsewhere. For more information, call 2534300 or visit www.tncc.edu.

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education Road Scholar Programs (formerly Elderhostel) offers VIMS is among the largest marine science research institutes in traditional programs (six days/five nights) and the nation focused on coastal and estuarine studies. Call 804 "Snapshot" programs (four days/three nights). 684-7000 or visit www.vims.edu for information There are various local, national and international about volunteering, tours and special programs. opportunities. For information, call 221-3649 or email odysseys@wm.edu or visit www.roadscholar.org GEM WEB Wren’s full Williamsburg Chinese School - Students and opher learn how to speak, read and write Mandarin Christ formation ine. n i nl e Chinese. Classes meet weekly on Sunday cours on info is o a. i t /cw afternoons during the school year. The school a registr ww.wm.edu The Christopher Wren Association is an has classes for native and non-native students w Visit organization of people from a variety of of varying ages and abilities. For more information backgrounds. The members share a about the school common interest in continuing learning e-mail wmbgcs@hotmail.com. and intellectual stimulation. Participants are dedicated to Virginia Institute of Marine Science of the continuing lifelong learning. The association is sponsored by the College of William & Mary is located in Gloucester College of William & Mary, but is self-supporting. Courses and Point. activities are planned and operated by association members, and the curriculum is designed with members’ needs in mind. Spring semester catalog is published on the web in October. Fall semester schedule is on the web in June. Registration is by mail only and is on a first-come, first-served basis using random selection each day, beginning on the first day registrations are received. The office is at 5300 Discovery Park Blvd. - Room 320 in New Town Discovery Park. Call 221-1506; e-mail ChrisWren@wm.edu or visit www.wm.edu/cwa

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education Williamsburg Area Learning Tree WIlliamsburg Area Learning Tree is a public service project of the Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists. It is a non-profit education program that brings people together to share in the fun of learning. Individuals from throughout the community volunteer their time to share in the excitement of learning. Classes are offered to everyone in the community from teens to seniors. A complete listing of classes will

be available in late fall. Classes have ranged from yoga to cribbage for fun. Registration is available online through PayPal and by mail. Questions or suggestions call 220-9975 or email walt@wuu.org. WALT is always looking for new instructors. If you are interested in teaching a future WALT course, call. The Williamsburg Area Learning Tree office is at 3051 Ironbound Rd. Visit www.wuu.org/walt/ for expanded information and class listings.

Community Leadership Service Is sponsored by the Greater Williamsburg Area Chamber & Tourism Alliance and is designed to provide an overview of the Historic Triangle. In a series of 10 day-long sessions, participants learn about area history, local government, schools and education, health and human services, the arts and other topics and interact with local leaders. The biennial program begins with an orientation session in late January and ends with debriefing and a course completion recognition ceremony in mid-April. CLS is especially attractive to area newcomers, retirees, those about to retire and to individuals with flexible schedules which allow them to participate. Applications for enrollment in the CLS 2012 program will be accepted through Nov. 30. Visit http://www.williamsburgcc.com/members/cls for more information.

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Warhill High 4615 Opportunity Way, 565-4615 Dan Fields, principal

WilliamsburgJames City County 117 Ironbound Rd., 603-6400 Dr. Steven Costantino, superintendent J. Blaine Blayton Elementary 800 Jolly Pond Rd., 565-9300 Jeff Carroll, principal Clara Byrd Baker Elementary 3131 Ironbound Rd., 221-0949 Bruce Brelsford, principal D.J. Montague Elementary 5380 Centerville Rd., 258-3022 Lynn Turner, principal James River Elementary 8901 Pocahontas Trail, 887-1768 Stacia M. Barreau, principal Matthew Whaley Elementary 301 Scotland St., 229-1931 Scott Thorpe, principal Matoaka Elementary 400 Brick Bat Rd., 564-4001 Andy Jacobs, principal Norge Elementary 7311 Richmond Rd., 564-3372 Nancy Catano, principal Rawls Byrd Elementary 112 Laurel Lane, 229-7597 Cathy Vazquez, principal Stonehouse Elementary 3651 Rochambeau Dr., 566-4300 Kim Pickles, principal Berkeley Middle 1118 Ironbound Rd., 229-8051 Karen Swann, principal Lois S. Hornsby Middle 850 Jolly Pond Rd, 565-9400 Byron Bishop, principal Toano Middle 7817 Richmond Rd., 566-4251 Sammy Fudge, principal Jamestown High 3751 John Tyler Highway, 259-3600 TBA, principal Lafayette High 4460 Longhill Rd., 565-0373 Anita Swinton, principal 42

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Joe Fuentes Powhatan District fuentesj@wjcc.k12.va.us

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Denise Koch Roberts District kochd@wjcc.k12.va.us

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Ruth Larson, vice chair Jamestown District larsonr@wjcc.k12.va.us

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Jim Kelly Berkeley District kellyj3@wjcc.k12.va.us

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York County School Division

Yorktown Middle 11201 George Washington Highway, 898-0360 Candi Skinner, principal Bruton High 185 E. Rochambeau Dr., 220-4050 Vicky Corlett, principal

302 Dare Rd., Yorktown, 898-0300 Website: yorkcountyschools.org Eric Williams, superintendent Dennis Jarrett, chief financial officer Lucia Sebastian, chief academic officer

York County School of Arts (magnet school) 220-4095

Bethel Manor Elementary 1797 First St., Langley Air Force Base, 867-7439 Betsy Poulson, principal Coventry Elementary 200 Owen Davis Blvd., 898-0403 Peggie Constantino, principal Dare Elementary 300 Dare Rd., 898-0362 Mary Ahearn, principal Grafton Bethel Elementary 410 Lakeside Dr., 898-0350 Karen Grass, principal

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Grafton High 403 Grafton Dr., 898-0530 Royce Hart, principal Tabb High 4431 Big Bethel Rd., 867-7400 Angela Seiders, principal York High 9300 George Washington Memorial Highway, 898-0354 Antonia Fox, principal York River Academy 9300 George Washington Highway, 898-0516 Walt Cross, principal

Magruder Elementary 700 Penniman Rd., 220-4067 Michael Lombardo, principal Mount Vernon Elementary 310 Mount Vernon Dr., 898-0480 Mary Lugo, principal Seaford Elementary 1105 Seaford Rd., 898-0352 Edward Holler, principal Tabb Elementary 3711 Big Bethel Rd., 898-0372 Cheryl Parr, principal

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Linda Meadows District 2 lmeadows@ycsd.york.va.us

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Grafton Middle 405 Grafton Dr., 898-0525 Laura Abel, principal

Mark Medford, chair District 3 mmedford@ycsd.york.va.us

898-6900

Queens Lake Middle 124 West Queens Dr., 220-4080 Dr. Kendra Crump, principal

R. Page Minter District 4 pminter@ycsd.york.va.us

898-5604

Tabb Middle 300 Yorktown Rd., 898-0320 Susan Rhew, principal

Robert George, vice chair District 5 rgeorge@ycsd.york.va.us

867-6110

Waller Mill Fine Arts Magnet School 314 Waller Mill Rd., 220-4060 Jennifer Goodwin, principal Yorktown Elementary Math, Science and Technology Magnet School 131 Siege Lane, 898-0358 Karen Washington, principal

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education

Private education

St. Stephen Lutheran Preschool 612 Jamestown Rd. 229-6688 or www.saintstephenlutheran.net

Walsingham Academy 1100 Jamestown Rd. Sister Mary Jeanne Oesterle, academy president Upper School 229-6026 Katherine Johnson, principal Lower School 229-2642 Diane Bialkowski, principal www.walsingham.org

Liberty Baptist 15810 Liberty Church Rd., Lanexa 804 966-2659

Williamsburg Christian Academy 101 Schoolhouse Lane, 220-1978 Gwen Martin, head of school www.williamsburgchristian.org

New Town United Methodist 5209 Monticello Ave. 258-1072 or www.newtownumc.org Williamsburg Parent Cooperative Preschool 1333 Jamestown Rd. 229-3407 or www.williamsburgpreschool.com

Williamsburg Montessori School 4214 Longhill Rd., 565-0977 Sandy Andrews, head of school www.williamsburgmontessori.org

Goddard School for Early Childhood Development 4280 Casey Blvd. 220-1740 www.goddardschool.com

Providence Classical School 6000 Easter Circle 565-2900 Susan Oweis, head of school www.pcsvirginia.com

Kensington School 3000 Easter Circle, Williamsburg, VA 23188 645-2047 www.thekensingtonschool.com

Hampton Roads Academy 739 Academy Lane Newport News 884-9100 Tom Harvey, headmaster www.hra.org

Walnut Hills Baptist Church Learning Center 1014 Jamestown Road 220-5903 www.whbconline.org

Heart 5 Cole Lane Heart is a non-affiliated home-school support group. Call Mary Blunt at 229-4721, mkblunt@aol.com Mt. Gilead Christian Academy & Child Care 8660 Pocahontas Trail 229-4654 Greenwood Christian Academy 5251 John Tyler Highway, Suite 37 345-0905 www.greenwoodchristianacademy.net

Preschools King of Glory Lutheran 4897 Longhill Rd. 258-9701 or www.kogva.org Kids Club Preschool 5700 Warhill Trail 258-5437 Offering half- and full-day programs with extended care 44

Now you know The Williamsburg-James City County School Board has relocated its central office to the site of the former James Blair Middle School. The building was renovated to accommodate the office and staff, which were formerly located in the James City County Government Complex on Mounts Bay Road. Students were redistricted to other area middle schools. TREASURES 2012


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GED preparation Locally, the GED/Adult Education program consists of the High School GED Program, the Adult Education Program, ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and GED testing. The office is now located at the former location of James Blair Middle School on Ironbound Road. The Adult Education Program includes Adult Basic Education (ABE) and GED preparatory classes and serves individuals at least 18 years old who have not earned their high school diplomas. A variety of class locations, dates and times are available for classes throughout Williamsburg-James City County. Free classes are open enrollment and students can begin classes at anytime during the year. GEM WEB ractice? English for Speakers of Other to p Languages (ESOL) classes are offered Need isit V to adults who are not native e.com/ practic u/study d speakers of English. These classes e g . w ww cu.ed help learners improve their skills in aged.v formation w . w w w d in reading, writing and speaking English. tips an taking r o f Learners may enroll at anytime during about . D test the year and the classes are FREE of the GE charge. The GED exam is administered monthly at various locations, depending upon the exam date selected. Applicants must be 18 years of age and not enrolled in public school. To register to take the test, you will need photo identification, Social Security card or proof of Social Security number, money order (no checks or cash will be accepted) made out to W-JCC Public Schools for the cost of the test. The cost for first-time test takers is $45. Any retakes will be $7 per test. To find out more, contact Dr. Sue Mansfield at 603-6532 or visit www.wjcc.k12.va.us.

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programs & services

Jamestown 4-H

Area libraries

The Jamestown 4-H Educational Center is a year-round conference, retreat and and camp facility located on the James River. The center has two lodges that each sleep 50, four cabins that sleep 30, a low ropes course, swimming pool, renovated amphitheater, fishing pier, living shoreline, dining and recreation halls that can be used simultaneously by groups, multiple outdoor activities in a large recreational field typical of summer camps and acres of wooded property. It is an accredited American Camping Association camp, and is in collaboration with Virginia Cooperative Extension and Character Counts. The 4-H Center is also a member of Network Williamsburg and the Greater Williamsburg Area Chamber and Tourism Alliance. Call 253-4931 or visit www.jamestown4hcenter.org for information on a variety of programs.

Williamsburg Regional Library system consists of two libraries, the Williamsburg Library on Scotland Street and the James City Library on Croaker Road. Library hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m., Sunday. Call 259-4040 or log on to www.wrl.org for more information. Williamsburg Regional Library’s award-winning children’s section contains items to encourage literacy from birth through elementary school. The library’s popular summer reading program helps kids keep up their reading skills during the summer break. The library’s adult collection features a variety of non-fiction and fiction items. There is an extensive collection of books on tape, CDs and magazines. The Library’s Local Authors Project gives area authors a chance to donate a book, which will be added to a special collection. Dozens of authors participate in the program yearly. Call 259-4042 for more information. The Mobile Library Service vans deliver library services to neighborhoods in the City of Williamsburg and James City County. You can check out books, music, audio books, magazines and movies. Call 259-7749 The Williamsburg Library contains a theater, which hosts art shows and various other events. There are also meeting rooms that can be used for various activities. Volunteers and Friends of the Williamsburg Regional Library support staff in their work. There are book sales that enable book lovers to buy titles at reasonable rates.

Gifted education The Center for Gifted Education at the College of William & Mary provides services to educators, policymakers, graduate students, researchers, parents and students in support of the needs of gifted and talented individuals. The center has established a national reputation for excellence in research, curriculum development, and service. The center’s mission is to be a learning community that values and fosters the talent development process of individuals over the lifespan. Call 221-2362 or visit www.cfge.wm.edu

Mother’s Day Out Playgroups are offered for kids 12 months to 4 years by Sept. 1. The program, offered by Williamsburg United Methodist Church, gives parents a block of free time when their kids are receiving nurturing and care. Activities include learning centers, circle time, playground, music and art. Register at 229-1771 or www.williamsburgumc.org.

Courthouse

Swem Library

Located on Monticello Avenue, the courthouse offers a variety of services. Here are some frequently called numbers: Circuit Court 564-2242, General District Court 564-2400, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court 5642200, Commonwealth Attorney 564-2277, Sheriff’s Office 564-2220.

Earl Gregg Swem Library serves faculty and students at the College of William & Mary. The library is open to use materials on the premises. Call 221-3072 or visit www.swem.wm.edu.

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Buddy Art Buddy Art Is a series of art classes for children with disabilities and special needs, sponsored by This Century Art Gallery in partnership with student volunteers from the College of William & Mary and the James City-Williamsburg Community Center. For more information visit www.thiscenturyartgallery.org or call 229-4949.

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Senior behavioral health

Housing Partnerships

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center offers an outpatient program for older adults who may be struggling with various life or aging issues. Services include individual, group and family therapy, psychiatric evaluations, medication management assessments and memory impairment assessments. The office is in the Geddy Outpatient Center. Call 345-4675 for more information or visit www.sentara.com

Housing Partnerships Inc. has been keeping local families “safe, warm and dry” since 1985. Housing Partnerships has completed more than 1,300 home repairs and provided more than 25 ownership opportunities to low-income families. Housing Partnerships serves Williamsburg and James City and York counties. Volunteers are always needed. Call 221-0225 or visit www.housingpartnerships.org for information.

Stamp Society The Williamsburg Stamp Society meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church on Jamestown Road. There is a business meeting and a program that usually features a guest speaker. Members are from across greater Williamsburg, the Peninsula and Hampton Roads. Call 229-9579 for more information.

Rockefeller Library The John D. Rockefeller Library at Colonial Williamsburg houses America’s most extensive collection of information in colonial Virginia. The library is at 313 First St. and also offers videotapes, rare books, maps, architectural renderings, microfilms and periodicals. Early issues of The Virginia Gazette are stored there as well. Call 565-8540. Visit http://research.history.org/JDRLibrary.cfm.

Respite care Williamsburg United Methodist Church on Jamestown Road offers a Respite Care program for people with or without physical or mental disabilities. Call 229-1771 or visit www.williamsburgumc.org.

Angels of Mercy Angels of Mercy Medical Clinic is at 7151 Richmond Rd. in Norge. It is headed by nurse practitioner Jeanne Black. Provides health services for the underinsured and uninsured. Call 565-1700.

Dream Catchers Dream Catchers Therapeutic Riding Center at Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center, 10120 Fire Tower Rd. in Toano, provides horseback riding lessons to special-needs children and adults. Volunteers are always needed. Call 566-1775, or visit www.dreamcatcherswilliamsburg.org.

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Habitat for Humanity Volunteers build affordable housing for deserving families. Several new homes have been constructed in greater Williamsburg. Call 596-5553 or visit www. helphabitatforhumanity.org.

PASHN Parents and Advocates for Special Housing Needs is dedicated to providing housing opportunities for adults with intellectual disabilities who desire to live independently. Call 229-2880 or www.pashn.org.

Adopt-A-Highway Anyone can adopt a highway: Scouts, families, fraternities, civic groups. The only requirement involves cleaning two miles of roadway four times a year for two years. VDOT provides signs, orange vests, orange litter bags and safety tips. Call 800 774-3382 or visit www.virginiadot.org

Fish The generosity of the community has kept the food pantry and clothing closet at Fish stocked for decades. Fish depends on support from local churches, individuals and local civic organizations. Trained volunteers respond to various requests for food, clothing, housewares, home cleaning supplies and personal hygiene products. Fish has helped hundreds of area families, providing thousands of meals. Fish also provides some transportation to and from medical appointments. The organization needs volunteers and donations. Call 220-9379.

Williamsburg Community Foundation The Williamsburg Community Foundation (formerly Williamsburg Community Trust) is a collection of gifts given by local donors. More than $2 million in grants has been distributed to area non-profit organizations. Each year earnings are returned to the community in the form of grants. The funds grow with each new gift and produce income that will continue to meet local needs for generations. Gifts may be given to one of the foundation's funds or 47


programs & services to support the administration of the foundation. Call 259-1660 or www.williamsburgcommunitytrust.org. The foundation has new office space at 424 Scotland St.

Williamsburg Land Conservancy The Conservancy is dedicated to protecting and preserving significant natural, scenic, agricultural and historic land in the Historic Triangle. Through a combination of land preservation tools, education and advocacy programs, and shaping public policy, the Conservancy strives to maintain the character and ambiance of this special place where we live and work. The Conservancy currently has thousands of acres of land under permanent protection. You can help enhance one of the community’s historic gems! The Conservancy protects the property on which the Church on the Main stood for almost 100 years. To learn more, call 565-0343 or visit www.williamsburglandconservancy.org.

All Together All Together is a volunteer, nonprofit organization whose purpose is to bring people together across racial lines. All Together strives for unity within the community by enhancing communication, understanding and reconciliation. It aims to improve the quality of life for every citizen by engaging in a range of activities fostering inclusiveness and equal opportunity. For more information, visit www.alltogetherwilliamsburg.org.

locations throughout greater Williamsburg. It is a program of the Greater Williamsburg Area Chamber & Tourism Alliance. Call 2296511 for more information or visit www.leadershiphistorictriangle.camp7.org

Colonial CASA The Court Appointed Special Advocate program works with children who have been found to be abused or neglected. CASA volunteers make recommendations to the juvenile judge as to what is in the child’s best interest. Colonial CASA is at Suite 210 in the Jamestown Office Park, 1311 Jamestown Rd. Volunteers are always needed. Call 229-3306 or visit www.colonialcasa.org.

Master Gardeners

Master gardeners are volunteers with the James City County Cooperative Extension working with the community to encourage and promote environmentally sound horticultural practices. To become a master gardener, one must complete a training class, which features all aspects of plant science, from botany and insect to landscape M E G design. Master gardener volunteers have many WEB a Aging and at educational gardens and projects throughout l twork eninsu the community and are available for The P esource Ne ne-stop for ao ty R . i community outreach programs and events. If s l s i t e r b d o i a p s v Di sup pro g m r r o e . you have questions about gardening, call the t n adr ise, longwww.p oviderse of ensive, conc James City Cooperative Extension at 564r h local p lear, compre d credible. 2170 or visit www.jccwmg.org. It is c venient an con

SCORE SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) offers free, confidential help to small businesses, from startup operations to loan applications, and more. It provides experienced counselors to those who need to solve business problems or who are considering starting a business. SCORE is located at the Greater Williamsburg Area Chamber & Tourism Alliance. Call 229-6511, visit www.score.org or e-mail info@scorewilliamsburg.org.

Leadership Historic Triangle The program is designed to encourage, develop and support community leaders by bringing a cross section of community participants together to expand their community involvement. It begins with a two-day retreat, followed by eight monthly meetings at various 48

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programs & services Volunteers can work a couple hours a week or month. Hours are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. The service has recently expanded to include medical appointments only on Saturday. The service goes to the VA Center in Hampton once monthly.

Need to know?

Halls to rent Three buildings in the area are available to individuals and organizations to rent for special occasions and events. Legacy Hall is in New Town, the Williamsburg Community Building is on North Boundary Street and the Freight Shed is in Yorktown on the Riverwalk. For information about Legacy Hall, call 259-5410; Community Building 220-6140;Yorktown Freight Shed, 890-3730. Fees apply, but nonprofits and civic clubs generally get a discount.

Faith in Action Williamsburg Faith In Action provides assistance with everyday tasks of life to the elderly, chronically ill and disabled adults living in Williamsburg, James City County and the Bruton District of York. Services include transportation, grocery shopping, visiting, respite for caregivers, household chores and yard work. A coalition of faith communities and local organizations recruit, train and mobilize volunteers to assist those who need support and care to remain in their own homes. Call 258-5890 or visit www.wfia.org.

Health Foundation The Williamsburg Community Health Foundation’s goal is to make a positive difference in the quality of life and health of people living in Williamsburg and surrounding counties through grant-making, education and capacity-building programs. The mission is to improve the health of people living in Williamsburg and surrounding counties by addressing health care needs and policies, promoting responsible health practices, and strengthening access to quality health services. Call 345-0912 or visit www.wchf.com.

Rides Rides offers non-emergency medical transportation to people 55 and older and disabled people of any age in greater Williamsburg. Those wishing to schedule a ride or to volunteer as a driver can call 345-6166. 48-hour notice is requested to schedule the ride. The program continues to expand, and volunteer drivers are needed. TREASURES 2012

Alcoholics Anonymous - Provides support for those suffering from alcohol addiction. Visit Find most of www.aavirginia.org ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, these agencies Cultural, Technological-Scientific on Facebook. Olympics). Call 253-0841. Alzheimer’s Association - Provides support for family and caregivers. Call 221-7272 or visit www.alz.org. Arc of Williamsburg - Raises awareness and promotes rights of the mentally challenged. Call 229-3535 or www.thearcgw.org. Avalon: A Center for Women and Children - Offers help for women and children victims of domestic abuse. 24-hour helpline 258-5051, office 258-5022 or visit www.avaloncenter.org. National Domestic Violence Hotline 800 799-7233. Bacon Street - Intensive intervention for high-risk middle school youths. Call 253-0111 or www.baconstreet.org. Beyond Boobs - Provides support for young women diagnosed with breast cancer. www.beyondboobsinc.org or call 741-1027. Big Brothers Big Sisters - One-on-one relationships in which volunteers give guidance and friendship to a child. Call 253-0676 or www.bbbsgw.org. Blooms that Brighten - Dedicated to providing fresh flowers free of charge to patients in hospice and assisted living communities. 229-1665 or www.bloomsthatbrighten.com. Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula - Helps young people make appropriate and satisfying choices in their physical, educational, personal, social, emotional, vocational and spiritual lives. www.bagclub.com. Burden Bearers - a local truck service to anyone in need of a truck for general use.www.burdenbearers.org. Catholic Charities Care Center - Provides free, confidential pregnancy screening, infant clothing and supplies, community referrals, pregnancy counseling and adoption planning. 253-2847 or www.cceva.org. Center for Excellence in Aging and Geriatric Health - 2204751 or www.excellenceinaging.org. Child Development Resources - Helps babies and toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays by providing services for the children and families and training for professionals who serve them. Call 566-3300 or www.cdr.org. Child & Family Connection - Resource and referral agency for childcare options. 229-7940 or www.ctrchildfamilyservices.org Civil War Roundtable - Meets Sept.-May. www.wcwrt.org Colonial Behavioral Health - Mental health services, substance abuse services, support. Call 220-3200 or visit www.colonialcsb.org. (The) Compassionate Friends - Support for those who have lost a child. Call 258-5166 or visit www.compassionatefriends.org. Comfort Keepers - provides in-home care to help people continue living independently. Call 229-2777 or visit www.comfortkeepers.com The Denbigh House - Allows traumatic brain injury survivors a 49


programs & services chance to practice lost skills, gain confidence and regain independence. 833-7845 or http://www.communityfuturesva.org/DenbighHouse/index.html. Dining with Dignity - Eating utensils for those with grip impairment. Visit www.diningwithdignity.com or 565-2452. GWAVA - Greater Williamsburg Area for Volunteer Administration. www.gwava.org. Healing Harmonicas - offers instruction which can help pulmonary issues through harmonica playing. Offered at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center. Call 984-6000. Historic Triangle Senior Center - Programs and activities for seniors. Call 259-4187 or visit www.theseniorcenter.org. Hospice Support Care of Williamsburg - For individuals with a terminal illness living at home or with a primary caregiver in Williamsburg, James City or upper York. Open to all ages regardless of income. Call 253-1220 or visit www.williamsburghospice.org. Immigration services - www.cccofva.org or 247-3600. James City County Social Services - Programs include financial assistance and food stamps. Call 259-3100. Williamsburg Social Services, call 220-6161. Child protective services hotline, 259-3201. Kolonial Klowns, Alley #357 - a nonprofit, educational organization affiliated with Clowns of America International Inc. www.kolonialklowns.org or call 566-0429 Leading Edge Networking Group - Visit www.LeadingEdgeVA.com Meals on Wheels - Provides hot, nutritious meals to the homebound. Call 229-9250 or www.wmbgmealsonwheels.com. MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers. Provides Christian support for

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mothers of kids age birth through kindergarten. Call 258-9701, 229-7152 or visit www.mops.org. NAACP - Call 229-3113 or visit www.yjcwnaacp.org Navy League Williamsburg-Yorktown Council - Provides support and assistance to sea service personnel and their families. Call 229-7377 or www.navyleague-williamsburgyorktown.org. Operation Homefront Hampton Roads - provides emergency assistance and morale to our troops, their families and to wounded warriors returning home. 806-6150 or www.operationhomefront.net/hamptonroads. Peninsula Agency on Aging - 873-0541 or www.paainc.org. PeninsulaMommies - A network for mothers and children providing support and social opportunities. Visit www.peninsulamommies.com for more information. Salvation Army - Emergency utility assistance, rent-mortgage funds, transportation, medication vouchers, clothing, school supplies and holiday food, clothing and toys mark areas of help. Call 229-6651 or www.salvationarmyusa.org. SpiritWorks Foundation – Serves individuals affected by the disease of addiction by helping them to live drug-free. Call 5640001 or visit www.spiritworksfoundation.org. Senior Services Coalition - Call 220-3480 or visit www.seniorservicescoalition.com. Society of American Magicians - 229-2329 or assembly226@gmail.com. United Way of Greater Williamsburg - 253-2264, helpline 229-2222 or www.uwgw.org. United Service Organization (USO) - Provides emergency

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programs & services assistance, recreation, entertainment and other programs for Hampton Roads military and families. Call 764-5232 or visit www.usohr.com. Virginia Employment Commission - Helps people find work. 253-4738 or www.www.vec.virginia.gov. Virginia Prostate Cancer Coalition www.vapcacoalition.org. Williamsburg AIDS Network - Offers education to individuals and groups and free AIDS screening. Call 220-4606 or visit williamsburgaidsnetwork.org. Williamsburg-JCC Community Action Agency - Programs and services include preschool, Head Start and many other youth and adult programs. Call 229-9332 or visit www.actionagency.org. Williamsburg Area Amateur Radio Club - 229-0812 Williamsburg-JCC Head Start - Promotes school readiness. 229-6417 or www.actionagency.org/headstart/. Williamsburg Place/William J. Farley Center - treatment and rehabilitation for a variety of addiction issues. 565-0106. www.williamsburgplace.com; www.farleycenter.com. Williamsburg Land Conservancy - Protects and preserves natural, scenic, agricultural and historic land. Call 565-0343 or www.williamsburglandconservancy.org. Williamsburg Jaycees - Seeks to enhance the community and their members through service, professional development and social events. Visit www.williamsburgjaycees.com Young Life Capernaum - Ministry that supplies social opportunities and creates community for adolescents with special needs. 784-8607 or www.capernaumthrutheroof.com.

Funeral services There are several local funeral directors, including Bucktrout 229-3822, bucktroutofwilliamsburg.com; Nelsen Funeral Home 565-1141 or www.nelsenfh.com; Whiting’s Funeral Home 2293011; and Williamsburg Memorial Park and Mausoleum 565-2006 or www.williamsburgmemorialpark.com

Veterans groups Area veterans remain on the front lines at hospitals and nursing homes providing support to fellow veterans. Groups participate in Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Flag Day and Fourth of July. The Combined Veterans Organizations are working on the Veteran Tribute Tower project, which is planned for New Town. American Legion, Post 39 - 804 966-7390 American Legion, Post 1776 - 225-1959 Disabled American Veterans, chapter 34 - 566-1908 Military Order of the Purple Heart, chapter 1754 - 566-1179 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4639, 566-0010 Ladies Auxiliary Post 4639 - 566-8023 Vietnam Veterans, chapter 957 - 872-6684 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8046 - 565-1828 Ladies Auxiliary Post 8046 - 565-0032

Network Williamsburg Supports nonprofits in greater Williamsburg by connecting them to people and businesses in the community and to opportunities that enables them to continue their work. Visit www.networkwilliamsburg.com or 945-1285.

Colonial Heritage Community Foundation The Colonial Heritage Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to building the community by working with its partners to enhance efforts to make Colonial Heritage and greater Williamsburg a place for all residents to live and contribute to their community, no matter what their age, health or physical ability. Visit www. colonialheritagecommunityfoundation.org

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The organization’s shelter is located on Waller Mill Road. There is a variety of animals up for adoption. The shelter can always use volunteers and contributions of dog and cat food. The shelter is open daily noon-4:30 p.m. Closed Thursdays. Call 221-0150 for more information or visit www.heritagehumanesociety.org. 51


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Day of Caring

Red Cross

The United Way of Greater Williamsburg holds the annual event at various locations at which hundreds of volunteers perform human service projects throughout the community. This year’s Day of Caring is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011. Call 253-2264 for information or visit http://uwgwdayofcaring.weebly.com/

The Red Cross holds several area blood drives throughout the year. The Bloodmobile often parks at shopping or business locations for convenience. To find out how to give the gift of life, call the Colonial Virginia chapter of the Red Cross, 253-0228 or visit http://cvc.redcross.org or visit www.givelife.org.

Woman’s Club of Williamsburg

NAMI

Members of the Woman’s Club of Williamsburg work as volunteers to benefit designated community organizations and projects striving to enrich the quality of life for all area residents. Visit www.womansclubofwilliamsburg.org or call 565-1952.

Le Cercle Charmant Le Cercle Charmant in French means “Charming Circle.” For more than 60 years, the women members have lived up to that name. A group of African American women meet monthly to join hands and hearts to reach out to the community. Their work is guided by the mission, “serving with charm and dignity.” Call Margaret Stockton at 258-8727 to find out more.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Williamsburg Area is a support, education and advocacy organization for and by individuals with serious mental illness. The affiliate is dedicated to improving the quality of life and attaining the highest potential of recovery for people with brain disorders, including schizophrenia, major depression and bipolar disorder. Support groups meet each Tuesday at 7 p.m. at St. Stephen Lutheran Church. Educational programs and special events are also offered. For more information, call 220-8535 or visit www.namiwilliamsburgarea.org.

Relay for Life The annual event is held in May at Jamestown High School. It is a major fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, with proceeds benefiting cancer research. The event draws hundreds of cancer survivors and those whose lives have been touched by the disease in some way. It is a wonderful way to honor or remember those who have been faced with the disease. Visit www.relayforlife.org to find out more or to start or join a team.

Early Childhood Music School Children, aged 2 months through 6 years, are eligible to enroll. The Early Childhood Music School instructors are certified by the international Early Childhood Music and Movement Association and are trained in the Musikgarten curriculum. Classes include age-appropriate experiences in singing, listening, moving and playing instruments. A child's natural musical instincts are nurtured in a positive environment by teacher and parent. The program has been offered by Williamsburg United Methodist Church since 1989. To register, call Cindy Freeman, director at 229 1771, ext. 108 or visit www.williamsburgumc.org.

K-9 Connection K-9 Connection Pet Therapy dogs often visit Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center and other facilities. The animals enhance the emotional well-being of those they visit through unconditional love and can help cheer those who are 52

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programs & services hospitalized. Dogs and their owners receive special training and are certified in pet therapy. Visit www.k9connect.org for more information.

Avalon Avalon: A Center for Women and Children provides care to women and children looking to escape abusive environments. Avalon’s mission is commitment to intervention in and reducing the incidence of domestic violence and sexual assault. Call the Avalon 24-hour helpline at 258-5051. Avalon has downloadable brochures, safety plans and resources online. Visit www.avaloncenter.org. Avalon can use donations and volunteers. To help or donate, call 258-5022. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 800 799-7233.

CDR and auction Child Development Resources holds an auction each year to raise money for the organization’s many programs. Last year the event moved to Hornsby Middle School. CDR is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide services for young children and their families in Williamsburg, James City, York and Poquoson. The auction features hundreds of items up for bid, and people can walk away with great bargains, all for a wonderful cause. The tentative auction date for 2012 is March 13. Call Child Development Resources at 566-3300 or visit www.cdr.org.

Arc of Williamsburg The Arc of Greater Williamsburg is dedicated to improving the well-being of those with mental challenges and their families through regular social, educational and recreational activities. The Arc works to improve public awareness in the community of those with developmental disabilities through advocacy, self-advocacy and support networks. Volunteers are always needed. Call 2293535, e-mail thearcgw@widomaker.com or visit www.thearcgw.org

Tourism Alliance The Greater Williamsburg Area Chamber & Tourism Alliance is a group of business people united to enhance, promote and serve the local business community. There is an array of benefits worthy of a business joining and remaining a member. Chamber & Tourism Alliance networking groups provide members a direct opportunity for networking to share ideas, contacts and a continuing source for referrals for their businesses. Call 229-6511 or visit www.williamsburgcc.com/The chamber gallery also houses an art gallery, which changes regularly. It features the work of alliance artist members. The Hampton Roads Hispanic Community Network supports continuous growth of Latin/Hispanic businesses, promotes reciprocal business relationships and encourages the social culture and economic development of the Hispanic community. Visit www.hamptonroadshispanic.org. TREASURES 2012

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Exercise programs Opportunities for exercise abound. Here’s some: Duke of Gloucester Street - Take a mile walk each way from Merchants Square to the Capitol building. It is a beautiful jaunt any time of year. Dogs also love it. Williamsburg Outlet Mall Walkers - Meet at Williamsburg Outlet Mall on Richmond Road in Lightfoot at 7 a.m., year-round except holidays. Many of the mall walkers have been involved in the program for several years. Register at the mall office. Two times around the mall is a mile. Call 565-0732 www.williamsburgoutletmall.com for information. Tai Chi has become very popular because it offers a variety of health benefits, including lower blood pressure and better mobility. There are several places in greater Wiliamsburg that offer Tai Chi instruction. Bill Hansell has been teaching classes for years, offering free classes during the summer at Quarterpath Recreational Center. Visit www.williamsburgtaiji.com to find out more. Visit the Skate Park, located adjacent to the James CityWilliamsburg Community Center. The bowl-style skatepark is 10,000 square feet of concrete jumps and ramps. It also features two movable ramps, a rail, a hand rail, and multiple grinding edges. Open daily, passes are required to enter, free to Williamsburg and James City residents. Visit www. http://www.jccegov.com/recreation/parks/skate-park.html My Place Playground, located adjacent to the James CityWilliamsburg Community Center is an inclusive playground

designed to welcome all individuals and families, regardless of ability. It includes all the features of a traditional playground including swings and climbing equipment, but was constructed to allow those with disabilities to access every aspect of the facility. The playground opened in 2009 and was a privately funded project of the Leadership Historic Triangle Class of 2009. Call 2595360. It is open daily sunrise to sunset.

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Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center The hospital is located near the intersection of Route 199 and Mooretown and Old Mooretown roads. The five-story facility sets a standard of excellence in medical capabilities and patient experience. The combination of medical sophistication and compassionate care distinguishes the facility. The hospital has a “patient-centered care” philosophy, incorporating soft music, indirect lighting and comfortable

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furniture. The lobby features changing artwork by local and regional artists. The complex features all-private rooms. The campus is smoke-free. Main Hospital Phone - 984-6000 Emergency Department- 984-7111 Family Maternity Center - 984-7255 Ambulatory Surgery Center 345-4300 Pain Management Clinic - 345-4400 Women’s Imaging Pavilion - 345-4024 Outpatient Rehabilitation - 345-4490 Laboratory - 984-7990 Volunteer services - 984-7194

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Eastern State Hospital Eastern State Hospital, the nation's first public mental hospital, opened in 1773. It offers treatment to residents of southeastern Virginia. New adult and geriatric centers have recently opened. The hospital also offers a Dream Shop to the community. The store is operated by resident volunteers and features handmade items from cooperatives in Guatemala and Africa. Call 253-5161 or visit www.esh.dmhmrsas.virginia.gov.

Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Ground was recently broken on the hospital located at Quarterpath at Williamsburg. Construction on the 40-bed facility is expected to be completed in the winter of 2012.

Williamsburg Place Williamsburg Place and the William J. Farley Center specialize in treament of chemical dependency. Williamsburg Place offers patients thorough and effective treatment designed to address specific recovery needs. The Farley Center is an extended-stay substance abuse residential treatment program with specific treatment designed for treating impaired professionals throughout the United States. A new

psychiatric pavilion, which will have 40 beds to serve adults, seniors and impaired professionals, will be opening soon. Call 565-0106 or visit www.farleycenter.com

Olde Towne Medical Center The center provides quality, cost-effective coordinated and preventative primary health care to clients, regardless of ability to pay. The care facility helps thousands of people yearly who are underinsured, uninsured or who have Medicaid or Medicare. Services range from prenatal care to management of chronic illnesses, including diabetes and a dental clinic. Call 259-3258, or visit www.oldetownemedicalcenter.org

Community center The James City-Williamsburg Community Center on Longhill Road offers year-round sports programs for every level of enthusiast. There is a gymnasium with two full basketball courts, four volleyball courts, a two-lane indoor suspended track two glass-backed racquetball courts, a swimming pool with wheelchair accessibility, a whirlpool and dry saunas in the locker rooms. It’s a great place for swimming lessons for people of all ages. Call 2594200.

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James River Community Center Located at James River Elementary in Grove, this facility also offers a gymnasium, multipurpose room with game tables and a television for public use, locker rooms with showers, four meeting rooms, one glass-backed racquetball court and access to the school cafeteria and kitchen area. It also has a fitness area and neighborhood resource room. Call 887-5810, or visit http://www.jccegov.com/recreation/community-centers/james-rivercc.htm

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Hospice services Trained volunteers and professional staff provide comprehensive support to terminallyill patients and their caregivers, 24-hour respite and end-of-life care. There is also bereavement support and education, information and referral services. Serves citizens of Williamsburg-James City and upper York. Call 253-1220. Hospice House is at 4445 Powhatan Parkway. Sentara Hospice offers end-of-life services, including a dog therapy program. Call 984-1300.

The R.F. Wilkinson Family YMCA, at 301 Sentara Circle in Williamsburg, is adjacent to Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center. It features a wellness center, group exercise studio, a six-lane pool and a community multipurpose room with kitchen. Call 229-9622 or peninsulaymca.org

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Lackey Free Clinic The Lackey Free Clinic is a faith-based free health ministry that has been operating in Lackey since 1995. Using volunteer physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, administrative and reception staff, the clinic provides free medical exams, chronic care treatment, lab work, X-rays, dental care and free medication. The clinic is at 1620 Old Williamsburg Rd. in Yorktown. Call 886-0608 or visit www.lackeyfreeclinic.org.

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Area public parks Public parks in Williamsburg, James City and York are generally open daylight to dusk for a variety of activities, from boating and fishing to biking and jogging. Fees may be required for special events. For Parks & Recreation in Williamsburg, 259-3760 or www.williamsburgva.gov. In James City, the office is at 5300 Palmer Lane. E-mail parks.rec@james-city.va.us or call 2593200. In York, 890-3500 or www.yorkcounty.gov. Brickyard Landing - Toano. James City County operates a public boat ramp and tending pier, providing access to the Chickahominy River. 259-5360. Chickahominy Riverfront Park - Route 5. Site of the James City County Fair. Facilities include two outdoor swimming pools, boat ramp, fishing pier, camp sites, small driving range, pavilion and small store. Park hours are daily, sunrise to sunset. 258-5020. Diascund Reservoir - Lanexa. The reservoir is open to the public for boating access and fishing. Boat landing is open one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset. Only electric trolling motors are permitted for use on the reservoir. Freedom Park - Centerville Road. The park is the site of an 18th century graveyard, the Revolutionary War Battle of Spencer’s Ordinary (1781), a 17th century domicile that is revealing much archaeological research of the early colonial period and the Williamsburg Botanical “Ellipse Garden.” 259-5360. Greensprings Greenway Interpretive Trail - Route 5. A 3.5mile soft-surface hiking trail with a boardwalk over open wetlands. The trail incorporates an interpretive program that educates trail users by linking historical events with natural features. The trailhead also provides parking and access to the Virginia Capital Trail. 259-5360. James City-Williamsburg Community Center - Longhill Road . Bike-walking path, skate park, lighted fields for soccer, two fields for softball, and a deck. 259-4200. James River Community Center - Grove. Fields and courts for soccer, softball, tennis and basketball. 259-5360. Kiwanis Park - Longhill Road. Baseball fields, seven lighted tennis courts, great playground equipment for kids and swings, basketball, covered picnic shelter. 259-3760. Little Creek Reservoir Park Lakeview Drive, Toano. Year-round fishing, boating and picknicking, a one-mile scenic hiking trail and playground. two picnic shelters with grills and canoe, kayak and jonboat rentals available. Only electric trolling motors are allowed. 5661702. Mid County Park - Ironbound Road off Route 199. Home of Kidsburg. Fitness trails, soccer, softball, volleyball, play equipment, two picnic shelters, restrooms. Call to reserve a field or court, 259-5360. New Quarter Park - Lakeshead Drive off West Queens Drive in York. Picnic shelters, hiking and biking trails, 18-hole disc golf 60

course, basketball and sand volleyball courts, softball fields, horseshoe pits and playground. Water access for fishing, canoes and kayaks. Call 890-5840. Powhatan Creek - On Jamestown Road at Powhatan Creek. Powhatan Creek provides access to Jamestown Island and the James River. The facility consists of a small non-motorized boat and canoe launch with parking for up to 20 vehicles. Call 2595360. Quarterpath Park - Route 60. In addition to the recreation and sports complex, the 23-acre park offers a 25-meter, six-lane outdoor pool, three all-weather tennis courts, three lighted softball fields, picnic shelter and playground equipment. The pool is open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Civil War site, Redoubt Park is located nearby. Upper County Park - Leisure Road. Open Memorial Day-Labor Day. Picnic shelter, concession area, outdoor swimming pool, wooded picnic site, fitness trail, bathhouse, restrooms and kiddie play equipment. The pool is open Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, weekends only until mid-June. Pool hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Call 259-5360 year-round or 566-1451 in summer. Waller Mill Park - Airport Road. Open year-round, sunrise to sunset. The lake is open for fishing, boating, pedal boating and canoeing, with a tunnel connecting the upper and lower portions of the lake. Picnic tables, four shelters, play fields and wooden playground equipment are nestled among the trees. Waller Mill is also the site of a dog park. There is a mile-long fitness trail, three hiking trails, a self-guided nature trail and a walking course for seniors. Call 259-3778. Warhill Sports Complex - Baseball and soccer fields are open for play. The complex also has tee ball and softball fields, basketball courts, playground, picnic areas, restrooms and concession buildings. There are ponds for fishing and a network of multiuse trails surrounding the complex. Call 259-5360. York River State Park - Riverview Road. The 2,500-plus acres feature a variety of natural settings. There are more than 25 miles of hiking, bridle and bike trails. Call 566-3036 or www.virginiastateparks.gov.

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Williamsburg Indoor Sports Complex At WISC it’s okay to play ball inside. Located off Longhill Road, WISC offers kids of all ages a place to work out and have fun. Try Galaxy Tag, a fun, laser tag facility located inside WISC. In addition you can enjoy indoor soccer, inline skating, lacrosse, volleyball, field hockey, aerobics, flag football and karate programs. WISC also hosts a variety of activities. The goal is to provide recreational opportunities for all ages. Call 253-1947 for information or visit www.thewisc.com.

Kidsburg Kidsburg is located in Mid County Park. It provides a fun environment for kids to exercise with friends and family. Kids can climb, swing, slide and ride on a variety of equipment. There are future plans to refurbish Kidsburg. For more information, call 259-5360.

Area golf Check out these Greater Williamsburg offers a courses on wide variety of golfing options, Facebook. including courses designed by some of the top golf architects in the world. The roster of designers reads like a who’s who in the business world: Robert Trent and Rees Jones, Pete Dye, Ed Ault, Tom Fazio, Dan Maples, Tom Clark and Nicklaus Design. PGA players Curtis Strange and Robert Wrenn have helped design local courses, as has golf legend Arnold Palmer. Here’s a look at what’s available for play in the Williamsburg market. The Golden Horseshoe. Colonial Williamsburg offers two 18hole championship layouts and one 9-hole course, The Spotswood. The Gold Course was originally designed by Robert Trent Jones, and he once called it his “finest” layout. Rees Jones designed the Green Course, which features abundant woodlands and natural terrain with drastic elevation changes. 229-1000, www. history.org/visit/golf/index.cfm Ford’s Colony. This residential neighborhood boasts 54 championship holes. The complex includes the Marsh Hawk, Blackheath and Blue Heron courses, each offering fair but challenging play for golfers of all skill levels. The courses have been listed among Virginia’s best by several golfing publications, and the pro shop has been voted the best in the Mid-Atlantic region. 2584130, www.fordscolony.com. Kingsmill. The River Course is by Pete Dye. Holes 16-18 feature play along the picturesque James River. The course layout has been recognized as a “must-play” by several major golf publications. Arnold Palmer designed the adjacent Plantation Course, which puts a premium on accurate iron play and precision putting. Kingsmill’s Wood’s Course was designed by Tom Clark and Curtis TREASURES 2012

Strange. That course is a classic parkland-style design with an interesting mix of long and short holes. 253-1703, www.kingsmill.com. Williamsburg National. The Jamestown course by Nicklaus Design Associates was rated by Golf Digest as one of the top 10 courses in Virginia in 1996. The Yorktown course, designed by Tom Clark, is a 7,000-yard championship course of a traditional design with “no gimmicks.” 800 826-5732, www.wngc.com The Colonial. This award-winning creation of Lester George and Robert Wrenn winds through native forests and wetlands, and is totally devoid of residential or commercial development. 566-1600, www.golfcolonial.com Stonehouse. Designed by Mike Strantz, this course reminds players of mountain courses in western Virginia or North Carolina, even though it’s just a pitching wedge from the Atlantic Ocean. Strantz, a former associate of Tom Fazio, used the land’s natural elevation changes. Playing to a par-71, the course has four sets of tees, giving players of any ability a challenge. 566-1138, www.traditionalclubs.com. Royal New Kent. The course features five sets of tees, including the foreboding Invicta tees. To play them, golfers must leave their driver’s license or credit card as a deposit and have handicaps of 5 or better. 804 966-7023, www.traditionalclubs.com.

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Lawn bowling club The only regulation lawn bowling green in Virginia is behind the Williamsburg Inn, next to the Golden Horseshoe driving range. The green is open 3-6 p.m. daily April-October. Instructors are available to explain the fundamentals of this rare, ancient sport that originated in 13th century England. Call 253-0266 or visit vwilliamsburglawnbowling.org. Comfortable NEW Collections Very Discounted Prices Exceptional Customer Service

Colonial Road Runners Love to run? Consider joining the Colonial Road Runners. Membership includes a subscription to the bimonthly club newsletter Running Dog Journal, and discounts at selected sports stores, health care, and fitness centers and health clubs, and monthly fun runs hosted by members. www.colonialroadrunners.org.

Adult sports leagues James City County and City of WIlliamsburg Parks and Recreation departments offer various co-ed adult sports leagues throughout the year. For JCC, call 259-5355 or visit www.jccEgov.com/recreation. For Williamsburg, call 259-3760 or www.williamsburgva.gov.

John Clayton Chapter The local chapter of Virginia Native Plant Society includes beginners as well as professional botanists, novice and experienced gardeners, and folks who just like to walk and see wildflowers and trees. The group presents educational programs at meetings, conducts field trips and workshops and various other events. Call 564-4494 or visit www.claytonvnps.org.

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Farmers Markets

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The Farmers Market in Merchants Square features growers and producers from across Eastern Virginia. Fresh produce, flowers and farm products are sold to visitors and locals. Visit www.williamsburgfarmersmarket.com. There’s also a market in Toano at the corner of Richmond and Forge roads. Yorktown has a Yorktown Market Days at the River event which also features fresh produce, entertainment, art and demonstrations. Other areas offer summer farmers markets as well.

A guide leads participants through the streets of Colonial Williamsburg by candlelight while sharing eerie and fun folklore. The tour is based on the book “The Ghosts of Williamsburg” by L.B. Taylor. The tour is offered every night at 8 and additionally at 8:45 p.m. June-August. Hours vary during winter. Call 877 624-4678 or www.theghosttour.com

Go-Karts Plus The park located on Richmond Road in Lightfoot features four go-kart tracks, 18-hole mini-golf, blaster boats, a kiddie land, Python Pit kiddie coaster, snack bar, picnic pavilion and the DiskO thrill ride. The park is adjacent to the Williamsburg Pottery. Call 564-7600 or www.gokartsplus.com. Hours vary with the seasons, so it’s best to call ahead.

Historic Area tours The magic of the Historic Area comes to life by candlelight by walking tour. Tickets at Greenhow Lumber House. 220-7645 or www.colonialwilliamsburg.com

Pirate’s Cove Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf is on Bypass Road. It offers a unique minigolf experience as golfers maneuver moats and other water hazards. Waterfalls and a nautical theme contribute to the experience. Call 2594600 or visit www.piratescove.net.

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use of the bus, and various other perks. Call 229-1000 for more information or visit www.history.org/goodneighbor.

Located on Rochambeau Drive, Great Wolf Lodge has several activities for visitors and the public. There is a 79,000-square-foot indoor entertainment area with a waterpark, outdoor pool area, restaurants, spa, game arcade, meeting space, fitness center, mini-golf course and an animated Great Clock Tower in the lobby. Great Wolf Lodge hosts birthday parties. Call 229-9700 or visit www.greatwolf.com/locations/williamsburg.

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Join the fun at AMF Williamsburg Lanes at 5544 Olde Towne Rd. Bowling is a fun way to get some exercise! Williamsburg Lanes also offers a food and beverage menu. The bowling alley is a great place to hold a birthday party. Call 565-3311 or visit www.amf.com.

Good Neighbors Be a Good Neighbor. It’s as easy as showing up at the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center and showing your driver’s license. The fee is $10. Youth under 17 are free. Local residents (Williamsburg, James City, Bruton District of York County) can get a card entitling them to free admission to Colonial Williamsburg exhibition sites,

Galaxy Tag, located in the Williamsburg Indoor Sports Complex (WISC), is Williamsburg's first and only laser tag arena. It offers hours of fun for kids of all ages. The facility also hosts birthday parties and other events. Call 476-7320 or www.williamsburglasertag.com

Bounce House (formerly Inflation Nation) provides fun for kids on a variety of large, colorful inflatables. Great for birthday parties! Call 206-1858 or visit www.bouncehousellc.com

Corner Pocket Rack ‘em up at the Corner Pocket, in New Town. Corner Pocket has several pool tables available for enthusiasts, and draws both locals and visitors. Call 2200808 or visit www.thecornerpocket.us.

Colonial Parkway The Colonial Parkway runs from Yorktown to Jamestown and offers drivers a picturesque ride along the York and James rivers. Markers at various points along the way highlight local history.

Colonial Williamsburg Colonial Williamsburg provides people the chance to learn more about our nation’s history. There are chances to learn about daily colonial life at a time when the city was a powerful center of politics, commerce and culture. The collection of 18th century furniture and art is the largest anywhere. Colonial Williamsburg features more than 500 original and carefully reconstructed public buildings, private homes, taverns and shops as well as the Governor’s Palace and the Capitol. They are surrounded by dozens of gardens and the public greens. Call 229-1000 or visit www.history.org or www.colonialwilliamsburg.com 64

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Bassett Hall A two-story, 18th century frame structure, Bassett Hall sits on a tract of woodlands near Colonial Williamsburg’s Capitol. It was the former home of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller and John D. Rockefeller Jr. Bassett Hall has had extensive renovation and features a collection of art and objects that reflect the interest and tastes of the Rockefellers. Call 229-1000 for information.

Plantations Tour one of the lovely historic plantations located within driving distance. Bacon’s Castle, Surry. 757 357-5976 http://www.apva.org/baconscastle/ Berkeley Plantation - 804 829-6018, open daily 9:30 a.m.--4:30 p.m. www.berkeleyplantation.com. Chippokes Plantation State Park - 757 294-3625 or www.dcr.virginia.gov Shirley Plantation - 804 829-5121, Open daily 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. www.shirleyplantation.com.

Sherwood Forest - 804 829-5377, open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. www.sherwoodforest.org. Edgewood Plantation - 804 829-2962, call for tour times. www.edgewoodplantation.com Evelynton Plantation- evelyntonplantation.com North Bend - 804 829-5176. Call for tour times. www.northbendplantation.com Piney Grove at Southall’s Plantation - 804 829-2196, call for tour times. www.pineygrove.com Westover Plantation - 804 829-2882 http://www.jamesriverplantations.org/Westover.html

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diversions & attractions The 2nd Sunday Art & Music Festival takes place 3-6 p.m. every second Sunday of the month, March-December on Prince George Street near Merchants Square. The free event features authors, artists, artisans, entertainment and kids activities. Visit www.2ndsundayswilliamsburg.com.

Visitors are invited to grind corn, scrape out a canoe, play games, wear armor and engage in other activities that make the 17th century come alive. Jamestown Settlement is located on Route 31 South at the Colonial Parkway, next to Historic Jamestowne, administered by the National Park Service and APVA Preservation Virginia. For more information, call 888 593-4682 toll-free or 253-4838, or visit www.historyisfun.org.

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Historic Jamestowne

Jamestown Settlement living-history museum explores the world of America's first permanent English colony. There are exhibits and events year-round. Check out the 30,000-squarefoot exhibition galleries and watch the introductory film that traces Jamestown's beginnings in England and the first century of the Virginia colony, and describe the cultures of Powhatan Indians, Europeans and Africans who converged in 17th century Virginia. Historical interpreters depict 1600s life at outdoor recreations of the colonists' fort, the three ships that arrived from England in 1607 and a Powhatan Indian village, and at a riverfront discovery area.

Historic Jamestowne is the site of the first permanent English settlement in America. The site is jointly administered by the Association of the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities and the National Park Service. Visit www.historicjamestowne.org.

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Victory Center The Yorktown Victory Center living-history museum chronicles America's struggle for independence from the beginnings of colonial unrest to the formation of a new nation. A newly renovated Declaration of Independence Gallery emphasizes the dramatic impact and relevance of this historic document. Exhibits also provide eyewitness accounts of the American Revolution and describe the convergence of forces on Yorktown in 1781 for the climactic military engagement of the Revolution. “The Legacy of Yorktown: Virginia Beckons,” a long-term exhibition, examines how people from many different cultures, those in Virginia before the 1607 founding of Jamestown and those who arrived later, shaped a new society, and incorporates the theme of creating a new nation, focusing on the Constitution and Bill of Rights as the result of the Revolution. Outdoors, historical interpreters engage visitors in everyday life during the Revolutionary era. Muster with troops in a Continental Army encampment to experience a soldier's life and, on a recreated 1780s farm, help with chores, such as weeding the garden and processing flax. The Yorktown Victory Center is on Route 1020 in Yorktown, near the Yorktown Battlefield and is administered by the National Park Service. For more information, call 888 5934682 toll-free or 253-4838, or visit www.historyisfun.org. TREASURES 2012


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Busch Gardens Busch Gardens offers a variety of roller coasters, rides and shows. This year, Mach Tower is the newest thrill ride sure to please guests of all ages. Other coasters include Griffon, which offers a breathtaking first drop of 90 degrees, followed by two Immelman loops. Other roller coasters include Alpengeist, Loch Ness Monster and Apollo’s Chariot. “The Curse of DarKastle” is a multi-dimensional ride. Countries in Busch Gardens include New France, France, Italy, Germany, England, Scotland and Ireland. There are shops, dining and fun in every section of the park. During fall, the park is transformed into “Howl-O-Scream,” a huge Halloween event. “Christmas Town” has become a big hit and will have more lights and attractions this year. For more information, hours, ticket prices or season tickets, call 800 343-7946, or visit www.buschgardens.com.

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Water Country USA Water Country USA is a 40-acre water theme park with water rides, pools, rivers, shows and lounge chairs for soaking up the sun. Ticket packages are available for Water Country, as are combination passes with Busch Gardens. Call 800 343-7946 or www.watercountryusa.com

Nearby Treasures A short drive down Interstate 64 takes you to several regional museums, theaters and attractions. Endview Plantation - 887-1862, www.endview.org TREASURES 2012

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diversions & attractions Lee Hall Mansion - 888-3371, www.leehall.org. Virginia War Museum - 247-8523, www.warmuseum.org. Virginia Living Museum - 595-1900, www.thevlm.org. Peninsula Fine Arts Center Gallery - 596-8175, www.pfac-va.org. Mariners’ Museum - 596-2222, 800 581-7245 or www.marinersmuseum.org. Ferguson Center at Christopher Newport University presents plays and other cultural events. 594-7448 or www.fergusoncenter.cnu.edu/ Poquson Island Players - 757 881-9797 or www.pipstheatre.com. Court House Players, Gloucester 804-725-0474 or www.courthouseplayers.org Peninsula Community Theatre - 757 595-5728 or www.pctlive.org Virginia Air & Space Center - 757 727-0900 or www.vasc.org Historic St. Luke’s Church - 757 357-3367 or www.historicstlukes.org Smithfield and Isle of Wight Tourism - 800 365-9339 or 757 357-5182. www.VisitSmithfieldIsleofWight.com Smithfield Little Theater, 757 357-7338 www.smithfieldlittletheatre.com/

Water world There are many chances for boat enthusiasts to get out on the water. Because this is a Peninsula, we are flanked by two rivers, the York and the James. There’s also the Chickahominy, Pamunkey and the Mattaponi. A trip to Virginia Beach, and there’s the open ocean -- and don’t forget the Chesapeake Bay. Some local boat dealers/marinas include: Chesapeake MasterCraft, Jamestown Road, 564-7714 Dare Marina, Yorktown 898-3000 or www.daremarina.com Deep Creek Landing, Newport News 877-9555 or www.deepcreeklanding.com Wormley Creek Marina, Yorktown 898-5060 or www.wormleycreekmarina.com York River Yacht Haven, Gloucester - 804 642-2156 www.yryh.net. Service Yard office - 804 642-9490 Kingsmill Marina, 253-3919 www.kingsmill.com/recreation/marina/

Now you know Proceeds from the sales at the Bruton Parish Gift Shop benefits our area. Through the years, the Bruton Parish Gift Shop has donated money to various nonprofits.. After a careful evaluation process, the committee awards grants to a diverse group of projects and organizations that have applied for assistance and deserve financial support. 68

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum is on Richmond Road. Stroll through, taking in the sights and sounds. There is a 4-D movie theater that must be experienced to be believed. Other exhibits include a 500-pound gorilla made entirely of nails, a genuine shrunken head, a stuffed albino lion and a stuffed two-headed bird. Believe it, or not! Call 220-9220 or www.williamsburgripleys.com

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Regal Entertainment Group’s New Town Cinema 12 offers first-run movies in spacious theaters featuring stadium seating. Call the box office at 253-7653 or get showtimes at 645-0440 or www.movietickets.com. The Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square offers films and various other events. Call 800 HISTORY or 565-8588. At High Street, Movie Tavern offers food at your seat while watching a movie. Call the movie line at 941-5361 or visit www.movietavern.com

From Williamsburg: From Route 60, turn at Casey Toyota onto Lightfoot Road. 1/2 mile to mall. Look for our white picket fence on right.

Colonial Williamsburg has a Colonial Nursery on Duke of Gloucester, across the street from Bruton Parish Church. There are plants for sale throughout the year, and a chance to see how various plants were grown in colonial times. You can buy some and bring them home to plant in your own yard. The garden always has something blooming. Kids love it!

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Outdoor movies On Sunday evenings at dusk, June-August, catch a free movie on Prince George Street near Merchants Square. There are some great films shown and the event is fun for the entire family. Take the popcorn!

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Schooner Alliance Take a sail on Yorktown schooners Alliance and Serenity. Lend a hand at setting sail or look at nature along the York River. Sunset Cruises and Pirate Adventure Sails are available. The two-hour cruises are offered April-October. Private charters are available. Call 639-1233 or visit www.sailyorktown.com

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Williamsburg Players The Williamsburg Players, located at the James-York Playhouse on Hubbard Lane, has expanded the theater. An exciting season of plays will be presented in the new venue. The season opens with “The Producers” Nov 3-19; “Taming of the Shrew,” Jan. 5-21; “Pride and Prejudice,” March 1-17; “Noises Off,” April 19-May 5 and “Curtains,” June 14-30. All evening performances start at 8. Saturday matinees start at 2 p.m. Call 229-0431 for reservations or visit www.williamsburgplayers.org.

William & Mary Theatre William & Mary Theatre offers a mainstage season of four plays, directed by faculty and acted by students. Productions for 2011-12 are “Travesties,” Sept. 29-Oct. 2; ”Dancevent” Oct. 20-22; “Cabaret” Nov. 11-13, Nov. 17-20; “Night of the Iguana,” Feb. 23-26; “Evening of Dance” March 22-24; and “Ruined,” April 23-26. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday at Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall, Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Box office: 221-2674 or online at www.wm.edu/boxoffice.

collaboration. The group recently produced “In the Next Room” and “Merrily We Roll Along” at the Williamsburg Library. Visit www.panglossian.org for dates of upcoming productions.

ShowStoppers Productions ShowStoppers Productions produces musicals as well as musical reviews. It also hosts a variety of special events and theatrical presentations. ShowStoppers Productions cultivates, develops and presents the finest musical theatre available and the goal is to inspire and enhance the musical theatre audience experience. Its next production is “Nunsense,” Oct.14-16 at the Kimball Theatre. Visit www.showstoppersproductions.org

Shakespeare Festival Every year a group of talented Shakespearean actors and directors present plays at Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall. Last season the festival presented “Hamlet” and “Comedy of Errors.” The plays are well-attended, and give locals and visitors a chance to see the works of Shakespeare performed with professionalism. Christopher Owens is the festival’s artistic director. Call 221-2674 or visit www.vsf.wm.edu.

Panglossian Productions Panglossian Productions is a new nonprofit theatre company dedicated to creating new artistic ventures through unpretentious innovation, experimentation and TREASURES 2012

City of Williamsburg

Now you know An Arts District is in the planning within the City of Williamsburg. The goal is to promote art and culture in the city by creating an environment where artists can live and work, thus positively influencing the lives of residents and visitors. The district is anticipated to enhance the city’s economy and encourage qualified arts businesses to locate within the district. This Century Art Gallery has located its education center in the district, offering art classes and other programs. For more information, visit www.williamsburgva.gov. 71


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EVSPA

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The Eastern Virginia School for the Performing Arts has a mission to benefit the children and youths of Hampton Roads with quality instruction in performing arts training that allows for professional development as well as for the fostering and appreciation and understanding for arts disciplines. The goal remains to maintain a school that provides definitive training in the performing arts that is career oriented and developmental in nature. Visit www.evspa.org or call 229-8535

The Community Alliance for the Performing Arts (CAPA) Fund is a nonprofit charitable performing arts organization with a mission to create showcase opportunities for talented children and youth which mentors development; promotes and preserves the arts by encouraging and cultivating community interest; encourage and increase participation in the performing arts; support for the arts as a vital part of education and the intrinsic value to this community. CAPA and The American Youth Players recently presented “The Roar of the Grease Paint, The Smell of the Crowd.” Visit www.capafund.org for more information.

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Broadway Dance Arts Broadway Dance Arts is directed by Shawn Blasingame and is located at 223 Bulifants Blvd., Ste. B (off Mooretown Road.) Classes are offered in jazz, tap and ballet. The competing dance company travels to various competitions throughout the state and country. Call 2592253 or visit www.broadwaydancewilliamsburg.com for more information.

StageLights StageLights, a children’s theatre program is an educational, nonprofit, musical theatre program for young people interested in theatre arts. During summer workshops, young people are taught the techniques of acting, voice, dance and stagecraft and strive to increase their appreciation of theatre. Visit www.stagelightstheatre.org or call 229-2287.

Now you know The Kimball Theatre hosts dozens of area events each year. The theater is used by musical and theater groups and other organizations. Not only that, the Kimball shows movies in both the main auditorium and in smaller rooms upstairs. It provides a great venue for live performances and movies which you may not be able to see anywhere else locally.

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Backstage Productions

Chamber Music

Backstage Productions is an group of youngsters directed by Naomi Marrow, who present a variety of plays and musicals. Classes give interested kids the opportunity to get acting experience. Call 564-8134 for information.

The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg was organized to bring quality chamber music to the area. Outstanding ensembles have come from Europe and Australia, as well as throughout the United States. The season typically features six concerts, held at the Williamsburg Library theater. Call 258-8555 or visit www.chambermusicwilliamsburg.org for a listing of dates for the new season.

Orchesis Orchesis, established in 1941, is the modern dance company at the College of William & Mary. It has produced performances of innovative choreography for nearly six decades. “Dancevent” will be held Oct. 20-22, choreographed by W&M dance faculty. Each spring, the company presents “An Evening of Dance,” a program of original student dances. The date for 2012 is March 22-24. Performances are held in Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall. Call 221-2785 for information.

Mystery Dinner Playhouse Mystery Dinner Playhouse in the Clarion Inn & Suites on Richmond Road offers a fun and different way to eat and be entertained. Patrons get a chance to solve a whodunit while being served a four-course meal by the play’s actors. Call 888 471-4802 for shows and reservations or visit www.mysterydinner.com.

Williamsburg Symphonia Williamsburg’s own professional chamber orchestra performs superb classical repertoire for greater Williamsburg. The Symphonia continues its commitment to the educational principles upon which it was founded. Janna Hymes-Bianchi is the music director. Subscription concerts are performed at the Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square. Call 229-9857 or visit www.williamsburgsymphonia.org.

Choral Guild The Williamsburg Choral Guild has been bringing choral music to Williamsburg since 1975. During its seasons under the baton of Jay BeVille, the Guild has been presenting increasingly challenging and entertaining

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Haunted Dinner Theater Haunted Dinner Theater at Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant is fun and offers dining at a varied buffet. Call 258-2500 for information or reservations, or visit www.haunteddinnertheater.com.

J.M. Randalls J.M. Randalls in Olde Towne Square at 4854 Longhill Rd. is called “Williamsburg’s Home of the Blues.” Meet friends at Randalls and listen to live blues and jazz while snacking on delicious food, including appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches and house specials. There’s also an NTN interactive trivia game to entertain those wanting a challenge. Call 259-0406 for information or visit www.jmrandalls.com.

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performing arts programs. Each summer the group presents “Summer Sings,” which allows people with a passion for choral music to join in song. For more information, call 220-1808 or visit www.williamsburgchoralguild.org.

Symphony Society The Virginia Symphony Society of Greater Williamsburg is open to all music lovers. The VSSGW is dedicated to enhancing the rich cultural life of Greater Williamsburg and Hampton Roads through support of the Virginia Symphony. VSO members are active in attending concerts, assisting with regional outreach activities, fundraising, pre-concert dinners, receptions and special events. Visit www.vssgw.com to find out how to join or call 345-6634.

Women’s Chorus Nearly 50 women comprise the Williamsburg Women’s Chorus, which performs a variety of choral music. The group is directed by Ann Porter. Vocal interviews are required. Each year the group awards a scholarship to a high school student to be used for voice instruction. Call 564-7875 or visit www.williamsburgwomenschorus.org.

Eastern Virginia Brass The Eastern Virginia Brass quintet is a Virginia favorite among music lovers, known for lively performances and easy rapport with audiences. The group plays throughout the region, including concerts in greater Williamsburg. Call 757 340-6406 for more information.

Sweet Adelines The Publick Times Chorus is a local chapter of Sweet Adelines International. The chorus sings a cappella and performs a wide variety of music arranged in four-part harmony. Guests are welcome to view any Publick Times Show Chorus rehearsal or join. Rehearsals are Tuesdays, 7-9:30 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 65 Saunders Rd., Newport News. Call 566-8600 or visit www.publicktimeschorus.com

Williamsburg String Trio The Williamsburg String Trio is comprised of musicians performing violin, viola and cello of musical literature from the 18th century to contemporary works. The trio is under the 74

direction of Elnore Andersen. It originally performed classical music for special events for Colonial Williamsburg. Also conducted are educational workshops and performances tailored for children. The trio also performs for special occasions, including weddings and receptions. Call 229-7960.

Pipes & Drums The Williamsburg Pipes & Drums features drummers and pipers playing Highland pipe music. The group is an EUSPBA Grade IV competition band that performs all over greater Williamsburg. The goal is to teach and perform Scottish music on Highland bagpipes and drums. The band practices on Tuesday evenings at the fire station on Lafayette Street. Student lessons are 6:30-7:15 p.m. and band rehearsal is 7-9 p.m. For more information, visit www.williamsburgpipesanddrums.org.

Williamsburg Music Club The goal of the club is to bring together people interested in music for informal musicales presented by its members or other musical performers; to encourage various musical pursuits in the community and to establish and maintain a grants-in-aid fund providing annual distribution of awards to deserving young musicians. The club meets on the third Wednesday of the month September-May in Lewis Hall of Bruton Parish Church. A recital by professional musicians and or student grant audition winners is 11 a.m.-noon. Meetings are free and open to the public. Visit www.williamsburgmusicclub.org.

Institute for Dance Offers professional instruction in the art of dance and related fields. xDance classes are offered for children aged 3 to adult in classical ballet, character, modern, jazz, tap and others. Kristine Antis is ballet mistress. 3356 Ironbound Rd., Suite 501. 229-1717 or www.institutefordance.org.

Virginia Regional Ballet Virginia Regional Ballet Academy offers beginning through preprofessional training in all dance forms through a variety of weekly classes and performance opportunities. Professionally trained and experienced teachers qualified to teach classical ballet, character, creative dance, jazz, tap, modern, and ballroom dance are available at all levels. Each December Virginia Regional Ballet presents a production of “The Nutcracker” at Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall at the College of William & Mary. It is at 1228 Richmond Road, in the rear of Williamsburg Shopping Center. Call 229-2553 or www.dancevrb.com TREASURES 2012


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Ewell Concert Series The Music Department of the College of William & Mary presents the Ewell Concert Series, highlighting a diverse roster of prominent performers. Concerts are typically free, no tickets required. For additional information, call 221-1082 for more information or visit www.wm.edu.

York River Band The York River Concert Band is a nonprofit organization of volunteer musicians of all ages from throughout the area.The Concert Band rehearses on Thursdays 7-9 p.m. at Grafton Middle School. During the summer months, rehearsals are usually held at Yorkminster Presbyterian Church in Grafton. For more information, contact Renee Arnold at 804 642-0195 or e-mail flamingo1201@netscape.net.

New Town After Hours Concerts held at Sullivan Square behind Legacy Hall in New Town throughout the summer. Visit www.newtownafterhours.com

Summer Breeze Free Summer Breeze concerts are held during July and August on Duke of Gloucester Street in Merchants Square. The program is sponsored in cooperation with the City of Williamsburg. In August, Summer Breeze concerts feature the Air Force Heritage of America Band and ensembles. Concerts include patriotic music and other popular classics. Call 259-0209 or visit www.williamsburgva.gov.

levels of ability: Recruit, Junior and Senior. The goal of all members is to reach senior status, to parade and wear the regimental uniforms reminiscent of 18th century musicians who served in the Continental Army. Corps members are taught by professional instructors and are provided the opportunity of attending annual musters of similar corps throughout the United States. Visit www.fifes-and-drum.org or call 898-9418.

Shagging in Yorktown The annual series is held at Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown and has become popular with locals and visitors. Concerts are scheduled Thursdays, June-August and feature a variety of music. You can take a lawn chair or blanket and relax to the sounds of various musical styles. Members of the Colonial Shag Club provide demonstrations. Visit www.yorkcounty.gov.

Youth Orchestra The Williamsburg Youth Orchestra’s mission is to help talented and motivated young musicians develop their full potential as orchestra performers by providing them with music education programs and performance opportunities. Auditions are held in August and throughout the year when there are openings. For more information, call 345-8215 or visit www.wyomusic.org.

Fifes & Drums Colonial Williamsburg’s Fifes & Drums appear in more than 700 performances per year. Musicians are drawn from a waiting list of young community applicants. Boys and girls begin their education in military music at age 10 and practice weekly for the next eight years, until they have graduated from high school. Call 220-7355 for more information or visit www.history.org/history/fife&drum/about.cfm

Fifes & Drums of Yorktown Formed in 1976 by the County of York during the Bicentennial of the American Revolution, it has grown to a membership of almost 60 youngsters. To become a member, boys or girls must be 10-18. There are three TREASURES 2012

Now you know Like to dance? You may want to put on your dancing shoes and learn how to Lindy. Classes are held regularly at the Williamsburg Community Building and are open to all abilities of dancers! It’s a great way to have fun and get in shape. For more information visit www.lindy101.org. 75


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Sinfonicron Light Opera

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Sinfonicron Light Opera Company provides a unique experience for William & Mary students and the community by presenting Gilbert & Sullivan operettas. The company is formed by a partnership of four student groups: Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Delta Omicron music fraternity, Nu Kappa Epsilon music sorority, and the Theatre Student Association. Visit web.wm.edu/so/sinfonicron for information about the 2012 production.

The ensemble is comprised of singers who perform a variety of selections at various venues. The group’s director is Agnes French. Call 345-6355.

Williamsburg Consort Approximately 100 musicians converge here for several days of playing and performances. The consort is the only adult symphonic band festival in Virginia. It was chartered in 2002. The America Alive X Concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at Warhill High School, with Anthony J. Maiello as guest conductor. Call Sally Craig at 258-7798 for more information, or visit www.wmbgconsort.org.

Drum roll, please Performing arts groups achieve a high level of excellence each year. Virginia Gazette theatre critic Ann Efimetz honors individuals and theater groups that surpass expectation with “Effy Awards.” Awards for the 2010-11 theatrical season: Best Musical “Oklahoma! W&M;” Best Play “The Lion in Winter;” Best Director Richard Palmer, “Oklahoma!” Best Actor Ron Reid “Waiting for Godot;” Best Actress Abigail Schumann, “The Lion in Winter;” Best Supporting Actor Joel White, “Table Manners;” Best Supporting Actress Annie Cacioppo, “The Dixie Swim Club;” Best Costumes Patricia Wesp, “The Rover;” Best Set Design Matt Allar, “Table Manners;” Best Actor in a Musical Eric Nold; “Oklahoma!;” Best Actress in a Musical Nora Pace, “Patience” and Lifetime Achievement Award Barney Barnes.

Colonial Singers of Williamsburg Entertainment for groups of all ages with historic information pertaining to each song. Geared for schools, clubs or organizations looking for music with a colonial flair. Call 258-3428 or e-mail dchampion1@cox.net for information or to book group.

Dewey Decibel Concert Series The Williamsburg Regional Library presents a series throughout the year featuring local, regional and national musical talent. Call 259-4040 or visit www.wrl.org/programs/concerts.html.

Virginia Chorale It doesn’t get much better for art enthusiasts than An Occasion For The Arts. There’s a chance to hear great music, have delicious food, attend wonderful culinary demonstrations and purchase unique artwork. And this year it’s two days, Oct. 1-2. 76

The Virginia Chorale has accumulated more than 800 pieces of repertoire, engaged hundreds of singers, recorded three compact discs, appeared on local and national radio broadcasts, and mentored and inspired thousands of students and audience members. The group regularly performs in Williamsburg. For more information, visit www.vachorale.org.

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Muscarelle Museum

Watermen’s Museum

The Muscarelle Museum of Art is on the campus of the College of William & Mary. It is a culturally-rich art institution, serving as a dynamic resource for the community, a working laboratory for the college, and a platform for visiting exhibitions and the museum’s own collection. It is on Jamestown Road on the William & Mary campus in Lamberson Hall. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and noon-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Call 221-2700 or visit www.wm.edu/muscarelle/

Watermen’s Museum in Yorktown tells the story of Virginia’s watermen who for generations have worked the rivers and tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay and harvested its abundant products. It is located on Water Street under the Coleman Bridge. Hours for April 1-Thanksgiving, are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday; Thanksgiving-March 31, 10 a.m- 4 p.m. Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Call 887-2641 or visit www.watermens.org.

Linda Matney Gallery

Folk art Famed artist Nancy Thomas showcases her work in galleries in Merchants Square and Yorktown. Call 259-1938 or visit www.nancythomas.com.

This Century Art Gallery For more than five decades, This Century Art Gallery has presented contemporary art and crafts exhibits by regional and member artists. The gallery is open TuesdaySunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery offers a variety of art education and outreach programs for adults and children, including classes at its new facility on Westover Avenue. The gallery plans to eventually build the Williamsburg Art Center. For more information, call 258-5625, or visit the website at www.thiscenturyartgallery.org.

Located at 5435 Richmond Rd., Ste. A, the gallery features changing exhibits. Call 675-6627 or visit www.lindamatneygallery.com

Gallery at York Hall The Gallery at York Hall is at 301 Main St. in Yorktown and features a variety of themed exhibits. Hours April-December, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Tuesday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m., Sunday. Winter hours subject to change. Call 890-4490 to verify or visit www.yorkcounty.gov/tourism for more information.

DeWitt Wallace & Abby Aldrich Folk Art The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum is in Colonial Williamsburg’s contemporary museum behind the reconstructed Public Hospital on Francis Street. The building also houses the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Arts Museum, which has a varied collection of priceless artwork to see. Passes are required for admission. Visit www.history.org.

Art at Alliance The Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance hosts an art gallery in the building’s lobby, located on North Boundary Street. Members of the Alliance are encouraged to display their artwork on a rotating basis. The gallery is open during building hours, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 229-6511 or www.williamsburgcc.com

For 50 years, This Century Art Gallery has presented outstanding contemporary art exhibits and crafts exhibits by regional and member artists. We invite area residents and visitors to enjoy these exhibits at our North Boundary Street location. Admission is free and all art is for sale. Open Tuesday - Sunday 11AM to 5PM

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New Town Art Gallery The Gallery is on Main Street in New Town and features the work of local artists. Call 229-5140 for more information or visit www.newtownartgallery.com

Art-cade Gallery The Art-cade Gallery is in Williamsburg Office Park and is a source for nationally recognized artists. Selection includes wall art, bronzes, wood carvings and art books. Art-cade is an exclusive 77


fine arts regional dealer for Dr. Seuss and Disney fine art. It also has orgininal works ranging from major illustrations to comic strip artwork. Call 565-7424 or visit www.artcadeonline.com for hours.

Williamsburg Fine Art Williamsburg Fine Art, on Richmond Road in the Gallery Shops in Lightfoot, is an art gallery and custom framing shop. A wide variety of frames are available in many sizes, styles and price ranges. Call 564-9484 or visit www.williamsburgfineart.com.

School of Art School of Art is now located in WindsorMeade Marketplace on Monticello Avenue. (formerly located in Lightfoot) offers classes for kids, teens and adults. Disciplines ranging from drawing to watercolor. Various times and days are available. The instructor is Tina Rodriguez. Call 206-6101 for class times and fees.

Art around town Works of local and regional artists, photographers and craftsmen are regularly exhibited in the arts center at the Williamsburg Library. Visit www.wrl.org.

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Gallery on Merchants Square - 440A Duke of Gloucester St. www.galleryonmsq.com, 564-1787. Bertram & Williams Books & Fine Art - Richmond Road. 5649670 or visit bertbook.com. Find most of Quirks of Art- Located in High these galleries Street features unique handmade art on Facebook. creations. www.kinksandquirks.com. J. Fenton Gallery, at 110 S. Henry St., features contemporary handcrafts, jewelry and clothing. 2218200. Quilts Unlimited in Merchants Square offers quilts and a wide variety of other products, including clothing, toys, handbags and Virginia crafts. 253-8700. www.quiltsunlimited.com. Prince George Art & Frame on Jamestown Road is a gallery of local original art, crafts and custom framing. 229-7644. www.williamsburgart.com. The Mole Hole, in New Town, has an eclectic mix of jewelry, dĂŠcor for the home and other unique items. 220-8609 or www.themoleholeva.com Paisley - You can create your own custom sign or frame at www.paisleygifts.com by clicking on the Custom Decor link or just stop by the store in New Town. Call 229-5624 A Touch of Earth, 6580 Richmond Rd., features regional and local art of more than 200 artisans. 565-0425. www.atouchofearthgallery.com. The Trimble Collection in the Village Shops at Kingsmill features handmade French mats, framing and painting restoration. 220-3456. Vernon Wooten Studio/Gallery specializes in Virginia hunt scenes and prints, oils, watercolors and acrylics. 253-1953. www.vernonwooten.com. Walls Alive - custom framing and artists supplies. Williamsburg Crossing shopping center. 229-0086. artcafĂŠ 26 - 5107-2 Center Street in New Town 565-7788 or www.artcafe26.com.

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Winter Christmas Parade The parade is hosted by the Greater Williamsburg Area Chamber & Tourism Alliance. The parade features floats, bands and groups, which march up Duke of Gloucester Street to Richmond Road. The parade ends at William & Mary Hall. This year’s parade is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3. Call 229-6511 or visit www.williamsburgcc.com for more information.

Grand Illumination Grand Illumination traditionally heralds the beginning of the holiday season. The celebration includes the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes & Drums, fireworks and varied entertainment. This year’s Grand Illumination is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 4. Call 229-1000 or visit www.history.org for more information.

Kwanzaa Traditionally celebrated Dec. 26-Jan. 1 each year. Kwanzaa is generally observed in community settings provided by homes, churches, temples, community centers, schools and places of work. Local African Americans join with family members in celebrating Kwanzaa beginning Monday, Dec. 26.

First Night Williamsburg The event draws more than 10,000 people and offers more than 60 acts at various venues in and around the Historic Area. Music ranges from country to classical and various live performers entertain. Performances are held indoors except for the grand finale fireworks at midnight. Admission to all performances is included with the purchase of a special commemorative First Night button. This year’s event is Saturday, Dec. 31. To accommodate those attending First Night, several local church and civic groups sell food and beverages throughout the entertainment circuit. Complimentary buses travel the circuit to connect people with ample satellite parking. Buttons go on sale the first week in December at several local merchants. A volunteer board works year-round to plan and produce the popular celebration. Call 258-5153 or www.firstnightwilliamsburg.org.

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honor or memorialize a friend, co-worker or family member. Lights come in various colors for various levels of giving. The treelighting event features entertainment and refreshments. Call 9846000.

Lighted Boat Parade The Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade is held on the York River. A flotilla of brightly-lit recreational and sailing vessels parade during this unique event held duing the holiday season. It is a must-see for boaters and landlubbers alike. This year’s parade is tentatively scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Boats will pass by the Yorktown waterfront around 8 p.m. for judging. Approximately two dozen boats will likely participate. Call 898-5060 to find out more.

Holiday homes The Green Spring Garden Club holds the annual tour of homes decorated for the holidays. This year’s tour is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3. Call 253-1088 for more information or visit http://www.greenspring-garden-club.org.

Christmas Town Christmas Town at Busch Gardens has become very popular during the holiday season. The park is bedecked with millions of lights and is a wonderland for all ages. For more information, including a complete operating schedule, visit www.christmastown.com or call 800 343-7946.

Spring Art on the Square For more than 40 years, area artists and artisans have displayed and sold their works at the annual show sponsored by the Junior Woman’s Club. The works of more than 135 artists and craftsmen are exhibited. The date for 2012 is Sunday, April 29. Visit www.williamsburgjuniors.org for more information.

Garden Week Tour Every year the Williamsburg Garden Club features exquisite homes and gardens on its annual tour celebrating Historic Garden Week. The Williamsburg Garden Club has hosted the tour for 75 years, and it is attended by hundreds of 79


fun through the seasons interested locals and visitors. Selected residences and buildings are part of the tour. A walking tour through Colonial Williamsburg gardens is also offered. Date for 2012 is Tuesday, April 24. Visit www.gcvirginia.org or www.vagardenweek.org.

Fish Fry Volunteer firefighters of James City County hold fish frys in spring and fall at the station located at the James City-Bruton Fire Department in Toano. Yummy food and

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proceeds go to a great cause. The events are held on the second Saturday every May and October. Call 566-2126 for information.

Easter egg hunts The City of Williamsburg and James City Parks & Recreation departments co-host an annual Easter Egg Hunt the Saturday before Easter Sunday. There are different times for each age group of children. Take a basket and have fun! Call the activities hotline at 259-3777 or visit www.williamsburgva.gov.

Greek Festival Usually held in spring and fall, the festivals celebrate Greek culture and food. There is entertainment and a chance to sample delicious Greek cuisine. Held at the Williamsburg Hellenic Center on Mooretown Road. Visit www.williamsburggreekfestival.org

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The Pedal the Parkway event draws thousands of cyclists to the Colonial Parkway. Pedal the Parkway is scheduled the first weekend of May, sponsored by Williamsburg Area Bicyclists. To find out more, visit www.wabonline.org.

Marine Science Day The Virginia Institute of Marine Science of the College of William & Mary holds an annual open house in May for kids and adults at its Gloucester Point location. The event offers hands-on learning opportunities and ways to find out how to conserve our area waterways. Call 804 684-7573 or visit www.vims.edu.

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Held on the Fourth of July in the Wren Courtyard at the College of William & Mary, the social attracts thousands of locals and visitors who can purchase a hefty portion of ice cream and homemade cake. Traditionally The Smith Wade Band provides entertainment. The event is a fundraiser for the Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, and each year raises considerable funds for the auxiliary’s programs. Call 9847192. The 2012 social is scheduled for Wednesday, July 4.

Ice cream treats Order your favorite flavor, scoop or concoction from some of our premier ice cream shops. Check them out on Facebook. Ben & Jerry’s, Premium Outlets, 259-9044 and Riverwalk in Yorktown, 969-1990 or www.benjerry.com TREASURES 2012


fun through the seasons Berry Body Frozen Yogurt Prince George Street 220-8034; Route 5 221-0505; Yorktown 594-9393 www.berrybody.com Baskin-Robbins, Merchants Square 229-6385 or www.baskinrobbins.com Cold Stone Creamery, Monticello Avenue - 258-1100 or www.coldstonecreamery.com Bruster’s, Williamsburg Crossing shopping center - 220-8930 or www.brusters.com. Sweet Frog - New Town 229-1004 or www.facebook.com/sweetfrogwilliamsburg Queen Anne Dairy Snak, Merrimac Trail - 229-3051. Dairy Queen, Bypass Road 229-0324 or www.dairyqueen.com Friendly’s, Richmond Road 220-2635 or www.friendlys.com Rita’s Ices and Custard, Monticello Avenue - 259-7482 or www.ritasice.com/ Haagen Dazs, Williamsburg General Store - 564-5800 or www.wgstore.com Sno-to-Go, Richmond Road - 229-0017 or www.sno-to-go.com Handel’s Ice Cream, Richmond Road, Lightfoot 565-3003 or www.handelsicecream.com Kilwin’s - High Street, 345-2290 or www.kilwins.com

Celebrate the Fourth The annual panoply of Fourth of July fireworks draws scores of visitors. At Colonial Williamsburg, the Fifes & Drums start the day with a salute to the original 13 colonies. The Declaration of Independence is read from the steps of the Courthouse. At nightfall, there’s a colorful display illuminating the sky over the Governor’s Palace. Historic Yorktown hosts several events, capping with a fireworks display over the York River. Busch Gardens also has fireworks to commemorate the Fourth of July.

Fall An Occasion This year An Occasion For The Arts will span two days, Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 1-2, making it a true weekend festival of art and entertainment. The event is attended by thousands who have the chance to peruse fine art pieces or buy one for their collection. Entertainment is offered throughout the day at such places as the Acoustics Tent, Arcade Stage, Wren Courtyard, Make Believe Stage, Jazz Tent and the Youth Stage. Local schools compete in the Youth Art Contest, and delicious food is available for purchase. Visit www.anoccasionforthearts.org for more information.

Italian Festival

Walsingham Academy on Jamestown Road. The festival will feature Italian food specialties, entertainment, children’s activities and Virginia wineries. Free parking. Visit www.ciaowilliamsburg.org. Call 220-5535 for more information.

Shrimp Feast The Shrimp Feast has been one of the area’s signature event and includes all-you-can-eat shrimp, hot dogs, baked beans, rolls, cole slaw and hushpuppies. Visit www.williamsburgkiwanis.org. This year’s date is Sept. 10 at the Jamestown 4-H Center.

Celtic Gathering The Virginia Celtic Gathering and Highland Games, Sept 30-Oct 1, is an expanded program for the 2011 season. In addition to all that is expected from the Williamsburg Scottish Festival, this year brings expanded opportunities for the Clans to participate and interact with each other, extended hours for vendors, a variety of evening entertainment on Saturday night for everyone. Visit www.wsfonline.org

Bark in the Park Heritage Humane Society's Bark in the Park is a pledge-driven walk and family friendly festival sponsored by the Heritage Humane Society Auxiliary. It provides a fun and educational day, and directly support homeless animals. The 11th annual event will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Chickahominy Riverfront Park.

County Fair The James City County Fair has new dates. It will be held 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, and 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at Chickahominy Riverfront Park. The event features music, rides, concessions, contests and fun for the whole family.

Jewish Films at Kimball Jewish Film Festival traditionally begins in November at the Kimball Theatre and continues at various times through the winter months. Visit www.history.org for more information.

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Our area has a number of active older adults involved in a variety of activities ranging from yoga to volunteer driving. If you have an interest, chances are you’ll find it here. There are many organizations that welcome senior involvement, gearing programs toward the older population. Senior Center of York County Located at Washington Square Shopping Center, 5314 George Washington Memorial Highway in Yorktown. Myriad programs for older adults. Call 898-3807 or visit www.yorkcounty.gov. The Center for Excellence in Aging and Geriatric Health seeks to improve the quality of life for older adults. Call 220-4751 or www.excellenceinaging.org.

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Local Authors Project at the Williamsburg Regional Library features books written by local authors, many of whom are retirees. For more information, call the library at 259-4040 or visit wrl.org Alzheimer’s Association serves our community with programs to raise awarenss and funds. Call 221-7272. www.alz.org. Ballroom dance - the Williamsburg chapter of USA Ballroom Dancing Inc. offers a monthly dance at Quarterpath Recreation Center. Open to all levels of dancers. Call 566-9657 or www.williamsburgusadance.org Peninsula Agency on Aging provides programs in cooperation with other community agencies, including Williamsburg, James City and York counties. The agency works to assist older Virginians with independent and productive living. Call 873-0541. www.paainc.org. The Retired Nurses (Nightingales) is a group of retired nurses who meet regularly for fellowship and to share stories. All retired nurses are welcome. Call 259-5949 or 221-7236 for information. The Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra offers musicians of all ages the chance to play together. The group, now in its eighth season is headed by Alice and Tom Lindsay and holds regular, free concerts at St. Bede Catholic Church. Call 565-5463 or e-mail tio@cox.net. Senior Services Coalition promotes independence of seniors. addresses various priority areas for seniors and offers programs throughout the year. Call 220-3480 or www.seniorservicescoalition.com. Each December, Home Instead Senior Care holds a “wrapping party” to prepare gifts for distribution to some area nursing facilities.

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senior moments Hundreds join in the effort, wrapping hundreds of gifts that give area seniors a happier holiday season. Visit www.homeinstead.com or call 8861230 to find out more. Red Hat Society - Several local chapters of the group meet regularly. Members distinguish themselves by wearing red hats and purple dresses. Visit www.redhatsociety.com to n GEM find local chapters. WEB g for informatiyoear The Williamsburg rp.or iors. Each ww.aa t en Bird Club has more Visit w affecting s Employmen ir s a e f i u n s b than 200 members gi jo a on is nd Vir forces for a a P in and around the R AA join rs. ission worke Williamsburg. Meetings Comm for senior are held once a month (except in the summer) in Room 150, Millington Hall at The College of William & Mary. Bird walks are held twice a month at New Quarter Park. There are field trips to different locations throughout the year. Visit www.williamsburgbirdclub.org.

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senior moments Become a volunteer or friend of The Williamsburg Farmers Market. Contact market manager Libbey Oliver at 259-3768 or loliver@williamsburgva.gov. www.williamsburgfarmersmarket.com Williamsburg Botanical Garden at Freedom Park has volunteer gardening opportunities. For more information, call Helen Hamilton at 564-4494 or visit www.williamsburgbotanicalgarden.org Foster grandparents - Ages 60 and up can work with children in school, after-school programs, juvenile detention centers, Head Start programs and programs for children with special needs. Call 727-1858 or 727-1452. Retired and Senior Volunteer Program - Provides opportunities for people 55 and older to volunteer in local agencies. 595-9037 or www.rsvpvapeninsula.org. Historic Triangle Senior Center The center offers various programs, classes, trips and social events throughout the year. including computer classes, trips to historic sites, art programs, gardening, bridge, danceing, book club, dining club and other information. The center is located at the James City-Williamsburg Community Center. Visit www.theseniorcenter.org or call 259-4187 Colonial Heritage Community Foundation Inc. is a non-profit committed to improving the quality of life for seniors in greater Williamsburg. Call 345-6974 or visit www.colonialheritagecommunityfoundation.org

The Williamsburg Choral Guild performs two free Christmas concerts in December. The group, under the direction of Jay BeVille, presents the holiday event to the community at King of Glory Lutheran Church. The repertoire includes chorale selections as well as a family-oriented singalong of Christmas favorites. The group asks those who attend to take canned goods, which are donated to Fish. Visit www.williamsburgchoralguild.org for more information.

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just for kids

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Monday Family Nights at Chick-fil-A on Mooretown Road 5:30-7:30. Kids, parents are invited to participate. Call 253-6464. Weekly art classes and lessons for kids and teens are available at The Williamsburg Library and the James City Library offer School of Art at WindsorMeade Shopping Marketplace, 4910 kids thousands of titles to choose from. During summer, there is a Monticello Ave. Call 206-6101; Muscarelle Museum of Art, popular reading program. Take part in Paws to Read. Kids from www.wm.edu/muscarelle and This Century Art Gallery, the entire spectrum of reading levels attend once a month on a www.thiscenturyartgallery.org. Sunday afternoon to read to trained therapy dogs. Call the Get active! The Williamsburg Hornets or James City Jaguars Williamsburg Library at 259-4040 or the James City Youth Football or Cheerleading leagues. It’s a great way Library at 259-7770, or visit www.wrl.org for more to get fit and have fun. Download forms at information about kids programs. www.williamsburg hornets.com or Want to babysit? Red Cross offers a babysitting class www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=jamescityjaguars for ages 11-15. It prepares them to care for children and Each summer the Virginia Shakespeare Festival offers infants. For more information. Fee is $85. It runs 9 a.m.-3 camps for kids 9-17. It is a great way to learn more about p.m. Call 253-0228. www.cvc.redcross.org. Click on class Many of these the Bard and have fun. Visit www.wm.edu/as/vsf/camps/ groups are on schedule. Smith Memorial Baptist Church in Lightfoot sponsors National Society Children of the American Upward Basketball for all interested boys and girls in Facebook. Colonists membership is open to youths birth-21 who Check them out. 1st-8th grades. All kids get playing time in games. There are lineal descents from those men and women who were are awards given. There’s a cheerleading program too! residents of America when it was under foreign government as Registration begins in late August. Visit www.smithmemorial.org or colonies and who rendered civil or military service in an American call 565-0476. colony prior to 4 July 1776. Call 564-3729 for more information. Interested in Kids can apply for the 2011-12 Youth Advisory Council. The Scouting? Contact the board is comprised of students representing grades 8-12 in WJC Girl Scout Council of Schools. It provides an excellent opportunity for kids to speak their the Colonial Coast at minds and to make changes and enhancements to the community. 757 547-4405 or Call Kelley Herbert, recreation program coordinator, at 259-5356 www.gsccc.org. Find or visit http://www.jccegov.com/communityservices/youthout about local Boy advisory.html Scouting at the The York County Board of Supervisors looks for high school Colonial Virginia students who are interested in representing youth interests to serve Council of Boy Scouts on the York County Youth Commission. It’s a chance for kids to of America at learn about county government and participate in a variety of www.cvcboyscouts.org. events and activities. Call 890-3500 or visit www.ycyc.info Girls 8-18 can join Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center offers teens a the Williamsburg chance to serve as junior volunteers. The youths can help assist in Starz girls fast-pitch the hospital in a variety of ways. Call the director of volunteer tournament teams. services at 984-7194 to find out more. The teams practice Each year an ecumenical Summer Music Camp is held for kids locally and compete in who have completed grades 1-7. Children learn a variety of music tournaments around and participate in various music and craft classes. A concert is held the state. Teams are at the end of the week showcasing their efforts. The camp is selected through traditionally held the second week of July. Visit tryouts www.williamsburgumc.org, e-mail musiccamp@umc.org, or call August/September. 229-1771. Visit www.williamsburgstarz.com. Kids interested in the arts can participate in a variety of local The Junior Cotillion of Hampton Roads helps kids 10-14 programs, including Backstage Productions register at 564-8134; learn better social skills and etiquette. Kids participate in several Broadway Dance Arts 259-2253; Institute for Dance 229-1717; dancing and dining experiences to learn more about fine manners Eastern Virginia School for the Performing Arts 229-8535 and in social settings. Call 868-3319 or visit www.dancejchr.com. Virginia Regional Ballet, 229-2553. The Williamsburg Youth League features games throughout Awana Clubs are held at various churches around town. Faith the season for kids 13 and younger. The goal is to provide an Baptist Church, 4107 Rochambeau Dr., hosts Awana Clubs opportunity for area youths to play the game. The games are September-May for 3 years old-12th grade. Call 566-0456 for popular events and give people a chance to take in some games for information. free during the summer. They are free, fun and observers are always Martial arts classes at Zumas Martial Arts starting at about age welcome to root on their favorite teams. 4 through high school. Visit www.zumasma.com or call 564-6200. Visit williamsburgbaseball@cox.net for more information. Williamsburg Botanical Garden program features various events aimed at kids throughout the year. Visit www.williamsburgbotanicalgarden.org. TREASURES 2012

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