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June 2018

Best Years Trips- Norfolk Botanical Gardens

June 20 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Gloucester Parks Recreation and Tourism, PRT Office (6489 Main St., Suite 303) VA United States + Google Map
$47

TRIPS FOR THE ACTIVE OLDER ADULT! Just ride, leave the driving and planning to us! Spend the day strolling beautiful gardens.  The Norfolk Botanical Gardens is a non-profit museum for plants.  Also listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a Virginia Historic Landmark.  This 175-acre garden is home to 53 distinctive themed gardens, 95 species of birds and 30 kinds of butterflies.  Lunch on your own.  Norfolk, DEADLINE June 6. For age 55 and older Plays, adventures, musicals,…

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Concerts on the Green- Courthouse Community Orchestra

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gloucester Court House Green, 6501 main street
Gloucester, VA United States
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Free

The Courthouse Community Orchestra was organized as a platform for local musicians of all ages to promote music appreciation in our community.  This will be a great concert, join us. 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…

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Canoe Jam

June 23 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Beaverdam Park, 8687 Roaring Springs Road
Gloucester, VA 23061 United States
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Beaverdam will again be the site of the competitive canoe and kayak races that make up the Canoe Jam. Long (4 miles) and short (2 miles) races are open to one and two person canoes and kayaks. Additional ‘fun’ races will be held. Registration starts at 8:00am. The first race is off at 9 AM. Fees are $15 if received before June 15th and $20 after the early registration date. An awards ceremony will follow the 11 AM Four Person…

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Concerts on the Green- Tribute to Frank Sinatra

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Gloucester Court House Green, 6501 main street
Gloucester, VA United States
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Free

Dan Marchese, aka Just Dan and Friends, known for playing acoustic guitar, playing jazz, pop and standards.  Dan came up with the Tribute to Franks Sinatra for a Concert on the Green two years ago. It was a huge hit!  He is back this year to entertain us again.  He will sing the songs you know and tell you about "ole blue eyes" life.  Don't miss this one! Free concerts held on the beautiful grassy, Court Green (6509 Main Street).…

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July 2018

Food Safety Certification Signup

July 9 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Gloucester Parks Recreation and Tourism, PRT Office (6489 Main St., Suite 303) VA United States + Google Map
$175

Instructor: Marilyn Morris.  This program is ideal for those in the restaurant industry.  Gloucester County code requires one full-time staff person per establishment be certified.  Course will cover contamination, food borne illnesses, food storage, food preparation, employee training, sanitation and more. DEADLINE: July 9, but classes occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 24, 26 31, August 2, at PRT Office, 2:00-5:00 pm.

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Concerts on the Green- Those Guys

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Gloucester Court House Green, 6501 main street
Gloucester, VA United States
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Free

Those Guys are local musicians that love music and performing.  Join us for a great evening. 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. Most concerts will move into the Colonial Courthouse during inclement…

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Best Years Trips- Chrysler Museum of Art

July 25 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gloucester Parks Recreation and Tourism, PRT Office (6489 Main St., Suite 303) VA United States + Google Map
$23

TRIPS FOR THE ACTIVE OLDER ADULT! Just ride, leave the driving and planning to us! The history of the Chrysler Museum includes stories of 19th century feminist visionaries and a mid-20th century penny drives by schoolchildren to buy a single Renoir that wad about the size of a paperback book.  The exhibition history ranges from taxidermy displays and Confederate relics to painting that had price tags attached.  Clearly, everything moved to a new level when Walter Chrysler, Jr. came to…

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Concerts on the Green- Toby & Larry

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Gloucester Court House Green, 6501 main street
Gloucester, VA United States
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Free

Toby Calloway and Larry Heatwole both love music and performing.  Join us as they share their wonderful mix of Classic Rock and Country music with us.  Singing along and toe tapping will happen! 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…

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August 2018

Best Years Trips- Nationals Vs. Braves

August 9 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Gloucester Parks Recreation and Tourism, PRT Office (6489 Main St., Suite 303) VA United States + Google Map
$96

TRIPS FOR THE ACTIVE OLDER ADULT! Just ride, leave the driving and planning to us! Take me out to the Ball Park!  Take me out to the Game!  Calling all Nationals and all Braves Fans!  Join us for a day at the park, Nationals Park that is and since the game is in August, we found seats in the shade!  The Braves’ veteran star Freddie Freeman is off to a great start and the Nats were chosen by Sports Illustrated…

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Best Years Trips- A Chorus Line

August 15 @ 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Gloucester Parks Recreation and Tourism, PRT Office (6489 Main St., Suite 303) VA United States + Google Map
$94

TRIPS FOR THE ACTIVE OLDER ADULT! Just ride, leave the driving and planning to us! Broadway gypsies bare their souls and put their lives "on the line" as they audition for an unnamed Broadway musical. The 1975 show won the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Musical.  Lunch included.  Riverside Dinner Theater, Fredericksburg, DEADLINE August 2.   For age 55 and older Plays, adventures, musicals, seasonal traditions and fun! Payment Process - A DEPOSIT is required to reserve…

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Concerts on the Green- Lana Puckett & Kim Parsons

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Gloucester Court House Green, 6501 main street
Gloucester, VA United States
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Free

Lana Puckett and Kim Person perform a wide variety of music in their performances that includes their award winning original songs as well as other styles of music such as Americana, Country, Contemporary Acoustic Folk, and some great Contemporary standards. Lana and Kim each have their own unique vocal style, intricate guitar skills and amazing vocal harmonies. Kim plays keyboards, and acoustic guitar and Lana plays acoustic guitar, electric and pedal steel guitar for special performances. Their awards and accomplishments…

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Best Years Trips- Original Rhondels

August 29 @ 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Gloucester Parks Recreation and Tourism, PRT Office (6489 Main St., Suite 303) VA United States + Google Map
$21

TRIPS FOR THE ACTIVE OLDER ADULT! Just ride, leave the driving and planning to us! Like our Concerts on the Green events, these free concerts on the lawn of Port Warwick are a local favorite!  Excellent music and a beautiful setting.  We will see a Virginia Favorite, the Original Rhondels!  To see the bands website visit www.billdealsband.com Bring a chair, plenty of room on the bus for them!  And we have a wagon to pull them along, no carrying!  The…

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