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The King George Triad program and the AARP held an unclaimed property event which resulted in a total of $7,506.68 in cash and stocks being recovered by King George and Westmoreland County residents.
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Dr. Pauline Knowles has become one of the Northern Neck’s most popular veterinarians by using a very simple strategy: She takes her veterinary clinic to the dogs, and cats...and sometimes hamsters and rabbits.
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ANNUAL HOLLY JOLLY SHOP LOCAL EVENT IS BEGINNING TO FILL UP
Saturday, Dec 14 9-1 p.m. KGES
Members of the KGFM will be outside, and home made crafts & non-profits inside.
KGHS Chorus will sing 10-noon
Registered so far: - Love Thy Neighbor (raffle & donations)-KG Historical Society-Sealston Elem. PTA-school stuff-Ruth Hornbaker, pen & ink drawings of local homes, buildings & businesses-Alfonso Lanzara, jewelry
Kordent, Inc. (KGFM member), jams, sauces & candy-Linda Scott, handpainted gourds-Mrs. Cluckers Best eggs-Hickory Point Farm, fresh veggies-Go Nuts, nuts & nut butters-Larry’s Produce, veggies-Peery’s Natural Cheese, blue, garlic, cajuncheddar, sharp cheddar and more cheeses-Audrey Durfee, hand turned wood bowls & bottle stoppers-Poppin’ Jon’s Kettle Corn-C&T Produce, veggies-Meandering Dragonfly, bags, totes, purses-Friendly Cottage Farms, misc-We have heard from others, and are waiting for registrations!
EXIT Realty Expertise is conducting its 7th annual Holiday Food Drive to benefit the King George Food Pantry now until the end of the year. Drop off non perishable food items at our office located across from KG Domino’s, 7947 Kings Highway, between 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. -2 p.m. on Saturdays. Checks may be made out to King George Social Services. Please note, we also remain an ongoing collection site for Love Thy Neighbor donations. Thank you for helping us to help others have a brighter holiday season!
Friends of Smoot Library launch new website - http://smootfosl.blogspot.com
for information about the Friends of Smoot Library events, activities, fund raisers and the formation of a Book Club!
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You’ll get a monthly newsletter of events, exhibits, festivals, getaways and much more. Go to Virginia.org and sign up for your newsletter today. The December newsletter just came out and is full of holiday events and more!
MONDAY, DEC. 2
KG Garden Club to meet 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Bldg on 206. Program: making wreaths for county buildings. (note meeting day changed)
KG Internet Service meeting. 6-7 p.m. at UMW-Dahlgren. All KG residents invited to discuss internet service solutions for KG are welcome to attend.
Town Hall meeting 7-9 p.m. UMW-Dahlgren. All KG residents welcome. Scheduled speakers, Capt. Nette, Sheriff Dempsey, KG Historical Society & Blue Ridge Mass Appraisal Co.
Regular meeting of AARP Chapter 3951. Noon at the KGCC. Bring a covered dish to go along with turkey & ham. Guest performance by the KGHS Jazz Band. Come meet the new officers for 2014. Make this meeting one of joy for the season.
Rex Springston to be the Dec. 2 Northern Neck Audubon Society Speaker. 7 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church in Kilmarnock
TUESDAY, DEC. 3
KG County Annual Tree Lighting. 5:30 p.m. Courthouse lawn. Free!
Reservations now being taken for the NARFE Northern Neck Chapter 1823 Holiday Luncheon to be held at noon at the Horn Harbor Restaurant in Burgess, VA. For add’l information and to make a reservation call (804) 580-8666.
THURSDAY, DEC. 5
Colonial Beach author Paul Tsompanas to hold book signing at Smoot Library. 7 p.m. for his new book, “Juan Patron: A Fallen Star in the Days of Billy the Kid.”
SATURDAY, DEC. 7
“SANTA’S WONDERLAND AND WINTER FESTIVAL” in Colonial Beach. The Festival will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, on Town Hill in Colonial Beach from 1-5 p.m. The Parade begins as 1:15 p.m. starting at Rankin’s True Value parking lot, up Colonial Avenue, right onto Washington Avenue, left on Hawthorne and left on Taylor to Town Hill. The lighting of the Christmas tree is at 5 p.m.
Starting a 1:15 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive in town and join the Parade. Bring family and friends to visit them and pass along your Christmas “wish list”, and have your picture taken with them. (NOTE: This year a photographer will NOT be available so you’re welcome to bring your own camera. A donation for visiting Santa and Mrs. Claus would be appreciated.) Take part in the 50/50 …. obtain raffle tickets to win boys and girls bicycles … enjoy music, face painting and pony rides. Hot dogs and chili as well as hot chocolate will be available as will cookies sold out of our Gingerbread House. The “Lighted Boat Parade” begins at 5 pm. Start the Christmas season with family, friends and neighbors by enjoying this family oriented event. In the event of inclement weather Santa will relocate to the Colonial Beach High School, on First Street, Colonial Beach. If you would like additional information contact the CB Chamber of Commerce at (804)-224-8145. Cottrells’ Holiday Wonderland Craft Fair & Classy Consignment Sale. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fundraiser for 2nd annual Run for Autism 5k. 11060 Smile Way, KG.
KGES to hold Vendor Fair/Santa Breakfast from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the school.
Holiday Craft Bazaar hosted by the CB-VRS. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Vendors and crafters needed! Call (804) 761-5115. $15 for 10x10 space. $25 for two spaces.
2013 Holidazzle Formal Ball. 7-10 p.m. at the new Smoot library. For 13-18 year olds to “dress to the nines” Hosted by the library’s Teen Advisory Board, there will be food, beverages, music, dancing and more. Entry fee $5 pp or $8 per couple. All proceeds support teen programming
SATURDAY, DEC. 7 AND SUNDAY, DEC. 8
Rappahannock Choral Society invites you to start this Christmas season with one of two FREE Christmas concerts. Come and enjoy our all audition 70+ member chorus, under the direction of Linda Monner, and the accompaniment of Marilla Haas. There will be something for everyone – from traditional holiday music to a Hebrew number to the majestic Hallelujah Chorus. The concerts will be on Saturday, Dec. 7 @ 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8 @ 3 p.m. at Chancellor High School, 6800 Harrison Road in Fredericksburg, VA. Enjoy the season with your family and the Rappahannock Choral Society.
SUNDAY, DEC. 8
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11
Info meeting on Hydraulic Fracturing-(fracking) 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bowling Green Town Hall, 117 Butler St. Bowling Green, VA. Sponsored by Friends of the Rappahannock & Caroline County Countryside Alliance.
THURSDAY, DEC. 12
Info meeting on Hydraulic Fracturing- fracking- 6:30-8:30 p.m. General District Courtroom, Geo. D. English Bldg., 111 Polk St., Montross. Sponsored by Friends of the Rappahannock & Caroline County Countryside Alliance.
FRIDAY, DEC. 13
Teen Advisory Committee meeting 4-5 p.m. Come out and help suggest new library materials for teens, plan upcoming events & meet new people. Snacks & beverages served. Go to smoot.org or call 775-7951.
SATURDAY, DEC. 14
Woman’s Club of KG to hold 18th annual Santaland event. 9-noon at 9441 Kings Hwy, across from the Opp Shop. $1 donation for admission. Picture with Santa $2. Kids boutique, Christmas Bazaar room, Santa and Mrs. Claus, the SnowQueen, bake sale and more.
Journal’s annual Holly Jolly Shop Local event. Members of the KG Farmers’ Market bring their “winter crops” to sell, greenery, local crafters with hand made items, and more. Great chance to pick up last minute Christmas gifts. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. KGES on Ridge Road. Inside & outside! Call (540) 709-7495.
Inaugural CBVFD-LA Frosty the Fireman 5k and Kids 1 mile race. $20 per runner includes t-shirt. Best Santa hat contest! Contact anyone at the fire dept. for details and entry forms.
KG P&R annual Santa Breakfast. From 9 a.m - 11 a.m at the Citizens Center. For years we have provided youth, ages 12 and under, a great experience to have a light breakfast and picture taken with Santa.
In addition, there will be games and crafts and children can do some holiday shopping at the “Shamrock the Elf Shelf” where they can purchase small gifts ($5 and under, many at a dollar) for their friends and family. Pre-registration (by calling 775-4386) is appreciated. Cost is $5.00 per child.
THURSDAY, DEC. 19
Annual Christmas Party KG County Historical Society. 6 p.m. Shiloh Baptist Church, 13457 Kings Hwy. Covered dish. Next Society meeting will be in February, 2014.
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Military re-enactors are returning to George Washington's birthplace on July 12 and 13 to put on a variety of displays and activities common to military camp life during the Revolutionary Period. The re-enactors will be in their military encampment from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
There will be musket firing demonstrations at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. The encampment and firing demonstrations will be conducted by His Majesty's Marines and 5th Battalion, Cumberland County Militia, an elite re-enactment group that emphasizes authenticity in activities, uniforms and 18th Century military camp life.
"Military life was a big part, not only of George Washington's makeup, but of every Washington family member since their arrival in Virginia in 1656," said Richard Lahey, park ranger at the George Washington Birthplace National Monument.
The British never occupied the Washington's Pope's Creek Plantation, but almost every Washington male served in the Continental and British military forces. Prior to the Revolution, the British military was an essential part of George Washington's life.
The George Washington Birthplace historic area will be open from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, July 12 and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 13. Tours at the George Washington Birthplace National Monument will be suspended on Saturday so visitors can view the historic military encampment and musket firing demonstrations.
-- Richard Leggitt
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KG PARKS & REC SUMMER EVENTS
•Hook a Kid on Golf - Green Level Site: Cameron Hills • Cost $82.50 • Ages: 8-15 Dates: July 8-12 Time: 9 a.m.-12 noon
•One on One Basketball Camp • Site: KGMS Cost: $125 • Ages: 8-15 Dates: July 15-19 Time: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
•Youth Track Camp Site: KGMS Cost: $25 • Ages: 6-14 Dates: July 15-19 Time: 6p.m.-8 p.m.
•Middle School and High School Football Camp Site: KGHS Cost:$40 • Ages:12-18 Dates: July 15-18 Time: 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
•Tennis Camp Site: KG Tennis Center • Ages: 6-8 Dates: July 22-26 Time: 8 a.m.-9 a.m. Cost:$40 • Ages: 9-11 Dates: July 22-26 Time: 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Cost:$50 • Ages: 12-17 Dates: July 22-26 Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon Cost:$50
•Co-Rec Basketball Camp Site: KGMS Cost:$85 • Ages: 8-15 Dates: July 29-Aug. 2 Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
•Tumbling Camp Site: OKGES Gym Cost:$80 • Ages: 5-15 Dates: August 12-16 Time: 9 a.m.-noon
•Cheer Tumbling Camp Site: OKGES Gym Cost:$80 • Ages: 5-15 Dates: August 12-16 Time:1-4 p.m.
•Gymnastics Camp Site: OKGES Gym • Ages: 5-15 Dates: August 19-23 Time: 9 a.m.-noon Cost:$80 • Ages: 5-15 Dates: August 19-23 Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost:$160