Event Calendar

Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Workshop: Grow Your Business with Email & Social Media

Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, 21 Enterprise Pkwy., Suite 100, Hampton, VA 23666

Description: Simple marketing strategy for small business and non-profits. Are you seeking the right strategies, tools, and tactics to make your marketing efforts as affective as possible? And how do you keep up? This session will quickly and easily help you make sense of the noise!

Seminar Details

  • Learn how to make the most of the combination of email and social media for your business.
  • Gain a new understanding of how to strategically use marketing basics, including goals and objectives.
  • Learn what a campaign is, how to select the right channel, and what to write about and offer in your campaigns.
  • Get simple, powerful tips for how to get your messages opened and read, shared and socially visible.
  • Learn about some great tools you can use to help engage with your existing customers and supporters, as well as expand your reach to new prospects.

The presenter is Judith Alberts from Alpha-Oh eMarketing.

Information: http://business.virginiapeninsulachamber.com/events/details/grow-your-business-with-email-social-media-1979
Cost: $25.00

SCORE Workshop: How to Start & Manage Your Own Business

Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Location:  Williamsburg Library, Schell Room, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Description: Are you interested in starting a business but concerned about… how to begin? …where to begin? …whether your idea makes sense?

Here’s your chance to get some answers.

After this workshop you will know…..

  • How a business plan can help you
  • Your options for a legal structure of the business
  • The importance of creating a budget
  • The good news and the bad news about getting financing for your business
  • How to define your product or service benefits and your target customer
  • Where to look for help and guidance

Information: http://williamsburg.score.org/localworkshops/workshop-how-start-manage-your-own-business-library, contact Bruce Landefeld, info@scorewilliamsburg.com
Cost: Free
Registration: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e8x3r5i98500f295&oseq=&c=&ch=
Sponsors: Williamsburg SCORE

Nature, Agriculture, Economy, and Community Character presented by the Rural Economic Development Committee

Date: Monday, May 12, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location:  James City County Library, Kitzinger Community Room, 7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188REDC

Description:  The James City County Rural Economic Development Committee presents Nature, Agriculture, Economy, and Community Character featuring speaker, Ed McMahon. McMahon is a nationally known inspiring and thought provoking speaker. His presentation will cover rural economic development, the economic impacts of agriculture and the secrets of successful communities.

To learn more about REDC, please visit their website: yesjamescitycountyva.com/redc/

Information: For more information, visit their website or yesjamescitycountyva.com/redc/or call 757-253-6607.
Cost: Free

The Triangle Entrepreneur Exchange: Where Small Business Owners Connect! Innovate! Inspire!

Date: Wednesday, May 21 , 2014TREE May
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location:  Legacy Hall, 4301 New Town Avenue, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Description: The third in the series of Triangle Entrepreneur Exchange Workshops for Spring 2014.

Key Note Speaker: Chris Harris of Refuse Ordinary – 4 Tips to Shave Hours Off Your Work Week
http://www.refuseordinary.com/

You must register by Monday, May 19.

Brought to you by James City County and Thomas Nelson Community College Workforce Development.

Information and registration: To register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1MhmZr1KViZcVD3EsvRvWTWkv13eF9CZobUP98ZbaHPI/viewform
Cost: Free


None at this time

James RiverFest at Eco Discovery Park

Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location:  Eco Discovery Park, 2054 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Description: The James River Association will hold the third annual James RiverFest at the Eco Discovery Park in Williamsburg.  This unique event will include on the water activities, a morning clean-up, fun and educational activities for children, food vendors, live music, kayaking, and a wide variety of vendors and environmental booths.

On the morning of the event, JRA will host a cleanup for volunteers.  All supplies will be provided. If you would like to participate, email volunteer@jrava.org.

Eco Discovery Park will have the Demonstration Garden and Bird Food Depot exhibits open for touring. Stop by Jamestown Discovery Boat Tours to check out the exciting tours they have planned for the coming season. The marina store will be open with bike and kayak rentals available.

Admission to the festival is free.

The purpose of the event is to showcase the James River for the community, build awareness and support for JRA and increase environmental stewardship in the Williamsburg community.

Information: www.jrava.org/james-riverfest
Cost: Free
Sponsors: James River Association, Eco Discovery Park, Dominion Due Diligence Group, Smithfield, Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc., Estes, Hardywood, Guernsey Tingle Architects, Williamsburg Event Rentals, Middle Peninsula Insurance, & Financial Services, and Martin’s Food Markets

New Town Family FestFunfest

Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location:  Sullivan Square behind Legacy Hall, 4301 New Town Avenue, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Description: Bring the whole family – fun for all ages! Most events are free.

Fire truck
Fun bus from 1-3 PM
Lego Building
Face Painting
Petting Zoo and pony rides ($)
Visit with Smokey the Bear and McGruff the Crime Dog
Child ID Chips, PediaVision screenings and toothprints
Food vendors ($)
Live music by Johnny St. Claire

Information: For more information, find New Town on Facebook or visit them online at www.newtownwilliamsburg.com
Cost: Free

Kingsmill Championship

Date: Monday, May 12 – 18, 2014
Time: Times vary
Location:  Kingsmill Resort, 1010 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Description: The Kingsmill Championship will be contested on the River Course at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, VA. Kingsmill is a proven venue that has stood the test of time, having hosted 30 professional golf events. The 6,379-yard, Par 71, Pete Dye designed layout provided victories from elite players on both the LPGA and PGA tours.

Fast Facts:

  • Purse: $1.3 million
  • Format: 72 hole stroke play
  • PAST CHAMPIONS:

2003- Grace Park
2004- Se Ri Pak
2005- Cristie Kerr
2006- Karrie Webb
2007- Suzann Pettersen
2008- Annika Sorenstam
2009- Cristie Kerr
2012- Jiyai Shin
2013 – Cristie Kerr *Defending Champion

To purchase tickets online: https://events.cuetoems.com/kingsmill_2014/OnlineTicketSales.aspx

Save the Date: Second Annual Summer Fest

Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014
Time: TBD
Location:  Sullivan Square behind Legacy Hall, 4301 New Town Avenue, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Description: Brews, music, and cornhole!

Information: For more information, find New Town on Facebook or visit them online at www.newtownwilliamsburg.com


New Town Music Fest featuring Highway 101

Date: Saturday, July 5, 2014
Time: 5:00 pm – Gates open, concert begins at 5:30 PM
Location:  Sullivan Square behind Legacy Hall, 4301 New Town Avenue, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Description: Gates will open at 5 PM with opening country act Johnny St. Clair starting at 5:30 PM.  National country act, Highway 101 will perform at 7 PM.

Food vendors, beer and wine will be available within the gates.

Print your receipt and show it at the Will Call ticketing area inside Legacy Hall the day of the event.

Please no outside food, drink, coolers, or chairs. Strollers welcome. Concert goes on rain or shine. Vendors will be on site for food and beverages.

Information: For more information, find New Town on Facebook or visit them online at www.newtownwilliamsburg.com. For questions, contact Scott Grafton, scott@ironboundgym.com
Cost: Presale tickets are $15. Advanced tickets are $20. Tickets at the door are $25.  Children 12 and under are free. All tickets are general admission.
Tickets: http://ironboundgym.com/index.php/store#!/~/product/category=5340003&id=35703244

Presented by New Town, New Town Business Association, and James City County

26th Annual Clean the Bay Day

Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location:  York River State Park located in James City County or other locations across the state: http://www.cbf.org/clean-the-bay-day/locations-registration

Description: Volunteers all over Virginia, from Hampton Roads to Northern Virginia, from the Eastern Shore to the Shenandoah Valley, work by land and boat to give the Bay a massive spring cleaning every year. Elected officials, their staffs, enlisted men and women, scout groups, churches, small businesses, large corporations and thousands of individuals and families will turn out for this year’s Clean the Bay Day.

2013 Clean the Bay Day Results:
Approximately 6,000 volunteers removed
more than 135,000 pounds of harmful debris
from more than 200 sites
along more than 500 miles of streams and shoreline…
all in just three hours.

Information and registration: To register:
http://www.cbf.org/events/clean-the-bay-day/locations-registration/yorktown-area-york-river-state-park

17th Annual Pedal the Parkway 2014

Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location:  Pedal the Parkway is held on the Colonial Parkway section running from Williamsburg’s Newport Avenue entrance to Jamestown.

Description:  Pedal the Parkway will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014. You may bicycle, jog, or walk! A great event for the family!

The National Park Service closes the Colonial Parkway to motor vehicles from Williamsburg to Jamestown for cyclists, runners and walkers of all ages to enjoy a car free Parkway. In 2012, over 1,000 people enjoyed the beautiful scenery along the Parkway during this event.

New in 2014, an Outdoor Activity Expo located at the Eco Discovery Park will be held to promote outdoor recreation and healthy living activities.

  • Non-competitive, start at your own time, go at your own pace.
  • Free bicycle helmets for children at the Eco Discovery Park while they last.
  • Suitable for young families, special-needs athletes.

Information and registration:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pedal-the-Parkway/117268508285310
Contact: Nancy Carter, njcarter@starpower.net or 757-229-4907
Cost: Free

Organized by Williamsburg Area Bicyclists

2014 Cap2CapCap2Cap_Logo

Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM for Williamsburg start
Location:  Chickahominy Riverfront Park,1350 John Tyler Memorial Hwy, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Description: Help the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation make the Virginia Capital Trail a world-class adventure by joining for another year of the fabulous Capital to Capital Bike Event. The ride traverses some of the most stunning scenery Virginia has to offer, as cyclists pedal through 400 years of history between Richmond and Williamsburg, Va.

Enjoy well-stocked rest stops, awesome volunteers, delicious lunch and beverages, a vendor expo, and live entertainment—a full day of outdoor fitness and fun!

Distances include Quarter-, Half-, and Full-Century rides, plus a 15-mile fun ride, through picturesque Central Virginia countryside.

The 15-mile fun ride begins locally in James City County and is sponsored by Eco Discovery Park.

Information and registration: http://virginiacapitaltrail.org/cap2cap-ride/
Contact: info@virginiacapitaltrail.org
Cost: Varies depending on age, $35-55 –  *Riders 12 and under participate FREE in the 15-mile Fun Ride (Williamsburg start only), but each person riding must register and sign a waiver*

REV3 Glow Run 2014 – Williamsburg

Date: Friday, June 13, 2014
Time:  TBD
Location:Sullivan Square in New Town, 4301 New Town Ave, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Description: The Glow Run is happening again in New Town! It’s fun for the whole family and has a one-mile option as well as a 5K with options to register as an individual, as a team, or mob-style.

Stars aren’t the only things that shine at night—REV3 Glow runners do too! Come on out for an evening of family fun, where you can take part in a 5K or 1-mile fun run dressed to the hilt with glow sticks and all things bright and shiny. Flash and sparkle your way around the course and then relax and watch a movie as the day slowly fades away.

The 5K and 1-mile fun run will be untimed, so if you want to take your time and soak in the evening, you won’t have the pressure of a clock to beat. Each entrant will receive a glow-in-the-dark T-shirt, a glow stick, and access to a post-race movie and snacks.

Before we send everyone off glowing around the course, we will be handing out special prizes for Glow runners who are the brightest, most flashy, and most reflective. Time to get ready to GLOW!

The Glow Run is hosted in conjunction with the Revolution3 Triathlon weekend.

During packet pickup each entrant will receive their goodies: a glow-in-the-dark T-shirt, a glow stick, and a bib number. Below you will find all the event information.

Please be sure to like REV3 Glow on Facebook at REV3Glow. The most up-to-date information is posted there.

If you have friends who are on the fence about running, we are sure you can convince them to come on out. Online registration will be open until 2pm on the day of the event and will have on-site registration available during packet pickup. Make sure you use the team registration or MOB options if you have three or more buddies coming out to get a discounted rate.

Registration options

  • Coming out on your own? Register as an individual.
  • Are there three or more of you coming out to enjoy the fun? Sign up as a group and get $5 off per entry. If you know how many people are in your group ahead of time and want to pay all together, use the normal group registration option.
  • Want to create dynamic team? Use the MOB option.  This will let you create a team and invite others to join.  There is a $5 discount per team member after an initial team creation fee of $5.

Start Times
The 5K run will start 10 minutes before sunset. The 1-mile fun run will start 5 minutes before the 5K run. Start times may be adjusted slightly depending on the lighting conditions, so be sure to watch out for the pre-Glow e-mail that will contain all the last-minute information about the event.  This will appear in your inbox the Tuesday before the event.

Register: http://www.active.com/williamsburg-va/running/races/rev3glow-run-williamsburg-2014
Cost: Varies between $15-35 depending on race length and registration date

REV3 Williamsburg

Date: Sunday, June 15, 2014
Time: Start time varies
Location:  Warhill Sports Complex, 5700 Warhill Trail, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Description:  The second REV3 Williamsburg in both Olympic and half distances.

The swim will take place in the James River, near the historic Jamestown Island. Athletes will then transition to the bike portion of the race, an out and back course that meanders through the quaint countryside of James City County and finishes at the Warhill Sports Complex.

Register: http://www.active.com/williamsburg-va/running/races/rev3glow-run-williamsburg-2014
Cost: Varies depending on race length and registration date

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