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October 2017

ALL HALLOWS EVE – Renaissance Festival

October 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until October 22, 2017

Colonial Courtcircle, 6509 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061 United States
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Free

With one step you leave behind all that you have known and with the next step you enter a world where Myth and Legend are Reality. Fall leaves waft through the chill Autumn air. The scent of spices, pies and roasting meat tempts your appetite while you slake your thirst with apple cider. Dress in your finest garb and dance the night away at the Masquerade Ball.  Festivities begin Saturday morn at 10 am and do not end until the…

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December 2017

CHRISTMAS & HOLIDAY PARADE

December 2, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Main Street, 6509 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061 United States
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 Annual Christmas and Holiday Parade on Main Street.  Kick off the holiday season with an exciting, colorful and joyous exhibition of community spirit!  Registration begins in September.  Visit the website for registration forms.

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April 2018

2018 Historic Garden Week in Gloucester & Mathews

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ware Episcopal Church – Headquarters, 7825 John Clayton Memorial Highway
Gloucester, VA 23061
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Dunham Massie

Join us for the 2018 Historic Garden Week Tours of Gloucester and Mathews.  Learn the countless stories behind the artifacts, heirlooms and unique building materials of three properties with magnificent river views on this driving and shuttle tour. Tour AUBURN, the plantation featured on the cover of the 2018 guidebook. Built in 1824, the property was once owned by Charles Heath, father of the daffodil industry in Gloucester, and later, in the 1970s, by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Visit…

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May 2018

“Collective Diversity” with The CRIT Club Exhibit @ Arts on Main

May 1 @ 10:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm
Arts On Main, 6580 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061 United States
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“Collective Diversity”, is an exhibition of the artworks of the CRIT Group from Washington, DC. This group of artists, currently numbering 13, first came together while receiving Masters of Fine Arts Degrees at the American University in 1986 and have steadily met once a month since then. The meetings are inspired by the thesis critiques they had while earning their degrees and provide an opportunity to discuss their work and exchange ideas. Local artist and Arts on Main teacher Rose…

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VIMS Marine Science Day

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science, 1375 Greate Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062 United States
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The Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s annual open house is a fun-filled and educational event for the whole family. Join us in Gloucester Point for exhibits, children's activities, seining in the York River, lab tours, seafood cooking demonstrations, mini-lectures, and much more. With this year’s theme of Healthy Waters, attendees will learn about the ways VIMS scientists study and help improve the health of our local and global waterways. People of all ages can enter the Marine Life Costume Contest…

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14th Annual GHS Fine Art Show

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 25, 2018

Gloucester County Public Library-Main, 6920 Main St
Gloucester, United States
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14th Annual GHS Fine Art Show May 2-25 Visit and enjoy art created by Gloucester High School students. Reception May 2, 4-7pm Meet the artists!

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June 2018

Open Studio

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Friday, repeating until June 8, 2018

Arts On Main, 6580 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061 United States
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Free

If you enjoy painting with company, bring your stuff and paint with us every Friday morning. Free, 9 to 12 am. (Note – this is a good way to make time to paint, so come along!)

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Discovery Lab at VIMS on Animal and Plant Collections

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VIMS – Catlett-Burress Research and Education Teaching lab, 1208 Greate Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062 United States
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Discovery Labs are free, family-friendly programs provided each month by the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (CBNERR) at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) in Gloucester Point. Designed with elementary-aged youth and their parents in mind, each lab focuses on a different topic related to the Chesapeake Bay and our local environment and includes exhibits, demonstrations, and hands-on activities as well as a short presentation by a VIMS scientist. The June installment of the Discovery Lab series takes…

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Arts on Main: Paint with Renate Bumgarner

June 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 12, 2018

Arts On Main, 6580 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061 United States
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$35

Arts on Main Color Your Canvas, Paint Like a Pro – Join us the 2nd Tuesday of every month for a fun paint-in night taught by professional artist Renate Bumgarner. Renate brings over 50 years experience as a painter & teacher to help you create your own masterpiece! Renate is an award-winning artist who studied art in Frankfurt and Wurzburg, Germany and at Thomas Nelson Community College. While working for the US Military in Germany she was an instructor at…

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Open Studio

June 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Friday, repeating until June 29, 2018

Arts On Main, 6580 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061 United States
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Free

If you enjoy painting with company, bring your stuff and paint with us every Friday morning. Free, 9 to 12 am. (Note – this is a good way to make time to paint, so come along!)

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VIMS Public Tour – June 15, 2018

June 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science, 1375 Greate Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062 United States
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This 1.5 hour guided tour is most interesting for adults and older children (9 and up welcome). Learn about local seagrasses and the animals they harbor; get an up-close view of live animals in VIMS' Visitors Center; and tour the Nunnally Ichthyology Collection (preserved fisheries collection) with over 300,000 specimens.

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Arts on Main: Children’s After School Art Program

June 20 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 27, 2018

Arts On Main, 6580 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061 United States
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$17

January 24 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm |Recurring Event (See all) Our After School Art Program is now available to ALL students, taught by Ellen Walter, the head of the very popular 5 year old program. Students will learn elements and principles of design and art techniques while studying American artists such as: Edward Hicks, Mary Cassatt, George Caleb Bingham, Norman Rockwell, Grandma Moses, Alexander Calder, Georgia O’Keefe, Andrew Wyeth, Joseph Cornell, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Faith Ringgold, Roy…

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