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February 2020

VIMS Marine Science Day Art Contest

February 26 @ 8:00 am - March 16 @ 4:00 pm
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science, 1375 Greate Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062 United States
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Free

Design the artwork for the Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s Annual Open House On May 30th, 2020, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) will open its doors to the public during its annual Marine Science Day. This free, family-friendly program will allow visitors an up-close look at the important and fascinating research taking place at VIMS. Visitors can tour a research laboratory, the Teaching Marsh, the Oyster Hatchery, and the Nunnally Ichthyology Collection, attend a mini-lecture or seafood cooking…

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March 2020

VIMS Discovery Lab – Mollusks

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science, 1375 Greate Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062 United States
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Mollusks are soft-bodied invertebrates, most of which have a hard shell. Slugs, snails, octopuses, squids, clams, oysters, and mussels are all types of mollusks. Mollosks are incredibly fascinating animals and play a very important role in the ecosystems they inhabit. During this lab, we will explore all things mollusk! Participants will be able to observe and touch live mollusks as well as other organisms that interact with mollusks in the environment, such as fishes and crabs that live on oyster…

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Spring Clean Gloucester Day

March 28 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gloucester County Gloucester, VA United States + Google Map
Free

Spring 2020 Clean Gloucester Day will be held Saturday, March 28. Let’s get our county tidied up before Daffodil Fest! Community members can now sign up online to register their Clean Gloucester Day groups: https://tinyurl.com/CGDay2019 . Using the signup form, participants can indicate their choice of picking up their supplies at the staging area Saturday morning, or at the Clean Community Office during the month before the event. Cleanups can be completed anytime during the month of March to be…

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April 2020

Gloucester Daffodil Festival

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gloucester Courthouse VA 23061 United States

Welcome to the Gloucester Daffodil Festival, a celebration of spring and a Gloucester County tradition since 1987. The Daffodil Festival Committee invites you – visitors and vendors alike – to come and enjoy this true community event. Watch the parade. Meet the Daffodil Festival Queen and the scholarship winner. Tour the internationally known farms at Brent & Becky’s Bulbs. Enjoy the rides and games. Take part in a talk on gardening, shop our many vendors, listen to a Live Music…

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Gloucester Daffodil Festival

April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gloucester Courthouse Virginia 23061 + Google Map

Welcome to the Gloucester Daffodil Festival, a celebration of spring and a Gloucester County tradition since 1987. The Daffodil Festival Committee invites you – visitors and vendors alike – to come and enjoy this true community event. Watch the parade. Meet the Daffodil Festival Queen and the scholarship winner. Tour the internationally known farms at Brent & Becky’s Bulbs. Enjoy the rides and games. Take part in a talk on gardening, shop our many vendors, listen to a Live Music…

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Green Living Expo Teach-In

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gloucester County Public Library-Main, 6920 Main St
Gloucester, United States
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Free

At this event, learn about small things you can actually do to reduce your carbon footprint and benefit the planet. A wide range of organizations will be in attendance for you to learn from. https://www.gloucesterva.info/223/What-YOU-Can-Do

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May 2020

Daughters of the American Revolution Colonial Foods presentation

May 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Abingdon Episcopal Church, 4645 George Washington Memorial Highway
White Marsh, VA 23183 United States
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Gloucester's own Augustine Warner Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution will have a presentation by Ms. Winona Pearson on Colonial Foods. All gourmands, foodies, historians and the generally curious are cordially invited.

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Concerts On The Green- Good Shot Judy

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Gloucester Historic Court Circle, 6509 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061 United States
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Free concerts held on the beautiful grassy, Court Green (6509 Main Street). Bring a chair or blanket (no seating provided) and even a picnic! Bring the kids and the grandparents, everyone will enjoy this music. Alcohol is not permitted on County Property. In case of rain call our PlayLine 804-693-5811 for updates on performances.

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Virtual VIMS Discovery Lab – Seagrasses in the Chesapeake Bay

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Seagrass beds play a vital role in the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. They provide food and shelter for many species of fish and invertebrates, they help improve water quality and prevent erosion, and they can even help in the fight against climate change. Join Erin Shields, a marine scientist with the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (CBNERR) at VIMS, on May 19th as she teaches us all about seagrasses, including the different types found in the Bay, reasons for their…

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Marine Science Day

May 30 @ 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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Free

VIMS' annual open house is a fun-filled and educational event for the whole family. Join us in Gloucester Point for exhibits, children's activities, critter collection in the York River, lab tours, seafood cooking demonstrations, mini-lectures, and more. This event is free, open to the public, and takes place rain or shine.

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Virtual Marine Science Day

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
online, 1370 Greate Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062 United States
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Free

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) invites you to join us online on Saturday, May 30, for Marine Science Day 2020! This family-friendly, virtual event will provide a fun, educational, and engaging day of exploration. From seafood cooking demonstrations and Q&A sessions with our scientists to story times and do-at-home crafts, there will be something for everyone. Participants will be able to interact with some of the leading scientists in the field of marine science as well as explore…

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June 2020

The Gloucester Arts Festival

June 1 @ 5:00 pm - June 27 @ 6:30 pm
gloucester, va, P.O. Box 1383
Gloucester, VA 23061 United States
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Save the entire month of June for the 4th Annual Gloucester Arts Festival! Our Biennial Juried Show returns with this year's theme: H2020...shaped by water! Artists are competing for over $6,000 in prize money with the winner receiving a solo show at Arts On Main. Our annual concert by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra & the Juried Show Gala kick off the month of festivities. The VFMA Artmobile makes an appearance along with the Chrysler Glass Blowing demonstration. New events coming…

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