Calendar of Events - Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce

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2020 Mardi Gras Ball
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12/3/2019 - 12/13/2019
The Gazette-Journal will unveil a Pop-Up Bookstore at its office at 6625 Main Street, Gloucester, on Monday.
The bookstore will operate from 1-4 daily, Dec. 2-13, except Sunday, Dec. 8, for noon-4. 
More than 50 authors have submitted works in all genres to sell, from books for very young children, children, young adults, local history, fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, poetry, short stories, biography, sports and how-to.
In addition, a number of authors have registered to be at the bookstore each day to meet customers and to sign their works.
For information, call the Gazette-Journal at 804-693-3101.

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12/6/2019 - 12/24/2019
Pop-Up Jewelry Show
December 6-24
In Art Speaks Gallery, Come join us and see all of the wonderful pieces of Jewelry! 

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Gloucester Main Street Tree Lighting will be on December 7, 2019 at 5:30 pm.
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Gloucester Main Street Holiday Parade starts at 3:00 pm.  The Tree Lighthing will follow at 5:30 pm.
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Join the Fairfield Foundation for an Open House during the Gloucester Christmas Parade!

Saturday, December 7
2:00 - 5:00 PM

The parade is from 3:00 - 5:00 PM. View the parade from inside the CAPE. We will also set up chairs on the sidewalk for guests.

Tour the CAPE, Enjoy Light Refreshments, Visit our Gift Shop!

Center for Archaeology Preservation and Education - CAPE
Corner of Main Street and Route 14 in Gloucester County
6783 Main Street

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Jimmy Masters Holiday Experience
December 8 @ 2:00 am - 5:00 pm
Come hear some holiday music with a jazzy twist!
Jimmy Masters has been the first call jazz bassist in Hampton Roads for the better part of 30 years. He has served as assistant music director for the renowned Attucks Jazz Series, and is also the Music Director and curator for the Miller Jazz Series, held at the beautiful Sandler Center for Performing Arts in Virginia Beach. In the three years since the series began all shows have sold out, and the series regularly features some of the very best jazz players in Virginia.


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American Legion Breakfast with Santa December 8, 2019 rom 8:00 am - 11:30 am.
Cost - 11 and up $8.00, ages 5-10 are $5.00, and kids under 5 are free.
Everyone is invited to come to Post #75 for Breakfast and bring the kids to visit with Santa!  We also invite everyone to bring a new toy, game or stocking stuffer for Toys-For-Tots.
Sponsored by the American Legion #75 of Gloucester. 

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The Bay School and Hands Across Mathews are excited to be hosting our sixth annual Empty Bowls event.  The hand-made bowls are stacked on the shelves at the Bay School.

An incredible assortment of hand-made soups, breads, and cookies will be served during the event.  Familiar potters and chefs will be joined by some new hands, both novice and expert.  

This is a ticketed event.  Tickets may be reserved on the Bay School website or purchased at the Bay School starting Thanksgiving weekend.  All proceeds go directly to Hands Across Mathews, so cash or check only, please.  Your $15 ticket gives you a hand-crafted bowl to be treasured or given as a gift; a simple lunch of soup and bread, to nourish you and remind you of all the empty bowls in the world; and the warm fuzzy feeling of having helped fill your neighbors’ empty bowls here in Mathews.  We will sell as many tickets as we have bowls.  Extra soup may be purchased for $5 a serving, and additional donations are of course welcome and appreciated.

We hope you join us!

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Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society Holiday open House, December 8, 2019 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
It's the most wonderful time of the year at Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society!
Meet Santa!  Holiday Cookie Sale, $8 dozen - $15 for 2 dozen
Furry Angel Tree
Holiday Games and prizes and much more!
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Join us along Gloucester Main Street for our Holiday kick-off event featuring our lovely shops, wonderful services and delicious restaurants decked out for the holiday!
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Colonial Christmas Celebrates, Inn at Warner Halls 30th Annual Christmas Open House.
Tuesday, December 10,2019
Four Sessions Offered;
Noon to 1:00 pm
1:30 pm-2:30 pm
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
4:30 pm-5;30 pm
$30 Donation, Events benefits The Children's Hospital of the King's Daughter, Ronald McDonald House and local KDS Charities.

Tickets available online at;
On Gloucester Main Street at Angelwing Stationers or The Silver Box
In Ware Neck at Nuttall's Store
and at Gloucester Point at Little England Mercantile.
Make Check's Payable to ; WRCKD&S
For more information call 804 815-0961

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Our Holiday Open House & Silent Auction is on Thursday, December 12th from 4PM-8PM at the Retail Alliance office in Norfolk.

An important part of the fun and success of this event is the contribution of donated items (gift baskets, products, services, excursions/outings, gift certificates, etc) to our silent auction. All proceeds from the auction benefit the Virginia Retail Federation Political Action Committee (VRF PAC). 'Tis the season of giving so if your business decides to contribute, you will receive promotion via Facebook, the Retail Alliance website, our email newsletter, and the Q1 2019 print publication of Retail Angles.
We hope that you will consider attending and donating to this event, until then, we wish you great success this holiday season!
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It's that wonderful time of the year again! Retail Alliance hopes that our members and friends will be able to join us for some holiday cheer on Thursday, December 12th, 4-8 p.m. at the Retail Alliance Office for our Holiday Open House & VRF PAC Silent Auction!

We'll provide the food/drinks and fun, you bring your ugly sweater! There will be a prize to the guest with the best (worst?) ugly sweater.

An important part of the fun and success of this event is the contribution of donation items from our members. By donating your products and or services to the silent auction, you are amplifying the political voice that our retail advocates use to push through legislation on the local, state, and federal level.

All proceeds will benefit the Virginia Retail Federation Political Action Committee so that we can continue to protect and promote the issues important to you and your business.

This is the season of giving so if your business decides to contribute you will receive promotion via Facebook, Retail Alliance website, email newsletter, and our Q1 2020 print publication of Retail Angles.

If you or your business is interested in donating your products and services to our silent auction visit;

We look forward to your attendance! Remember to bring some cash, checkbook, credit card or all of the above to get that last minute shopping done at the silent auction.

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Please Join Us for December's Business After Hours At York River Crossing Movie Theater, 2226 York Crossing Dr.  Hayes. Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. 
Grow Your Business with Us!

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Join us before the parade!  Handmade Holiday Shopping, Crafts for Kids, Hot Cider & Snacks!
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Christmas at Buck's  store is open to the public from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on December 14, 2019. 
Both Guinea Jubilee and GHA items are available for purchase for last minute shopping, and there is always a chance that Santa might stop by!
Guinea Heritage Association Buck's Store

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Join us at the Mathews Christmas Parade, then come back to the Beautifully Decorated Farm for Christmas Drums, 3:30-5:30.  Drumming tot he Christmas Songs around a roaring bonfire, Refreshments, Jay Hutchins from Brent & Becky's Bulbs will be reading the Night Before Christmas and More!
$10 donation gratefully accepted.

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Join us for "Dinner and a Drive-In Holiday Movie" on Gloucester Main Street!
Featuring HOME ALONE!
Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm
*Parking lot opens at 5 pm, movie starts at 6 pm.
Parking lot of the Main Street Center - $10 per car
Limited Tickets Available
Pizza, Popcorn, hot cocoa and drinks available for purchase.
Please note TWO types of tickets are available for purchase:
-General Admission for $10. This is price per car and parking is first come , first parked.
-Friends of Main Street Admission for $50.  These are very limited tickets per car and get you PREMIUM parking right up front and a special thank you shout out on social media for being a Friend of Main Street!  Only 20 of these tickets are available!

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Jason Cale and Karl Werne
December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Singer/Songwriters Jason Cale and Karl Werne will be performing their latest compositions.
Jason Cale is a singer/songwriter and guitarist from South Mississippi. After traveling the world performing all styles of music, he’s made his home in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia where he regularly performs with The Jason Cale Band (Contemporary Blues Fusion), PC&J (Acoustic duo), and RaJazz (R&B, jazz). When he’s not performing music, you’ll find him in his studio where he enjoys writing, recording, and producing all styles of music.
Karl Werne started out entertaining the Hampton Roads area of Virginia when he was 16. In 1995, Karl teamed up with saxophonist, Eddie Williams. Now playing acoustic guitar, this new creative exploration of improvisation would shape a unique sound later complimented by some of the area’s finest musicians, including electric guitarist Curtis Eley, TR3 drummer Dan Martier, jazz professor John Toomey on piano and Scott Slay from Big Virginia Sky on mandolin, to name a few. Karl had the unique honor of writing the anthem/theme song for NASA’s Centennial Celebration, in 2017, and performed it at four separate NASA events, once with the Air Force Heritage Band.

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December 31, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - January 1, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Bring in 2020 with the best party yet! Good food, good music, and good company at the Flat Iron Crossroads 2020 New Year’s party. Featuring The Jason Cale Band.
The Jason Cale Band perform their own style of contemporary blues fusion along with a healthy helping of New Orleans funk. ALL members have been influenced over their lifetimes by numerous styles of music and this clearly shines through with the music they write and create on stage. Every show is unique, fun, and entertaining for all types of audiences.
On the menu for the evening is either prime rib, or salmon along with a potato dish, vegetables, salad, rolls, and dessert. Each couple will also receive a bottle of wine of their choice. Cash bar


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Save the Date and grab tickets or a table NOW for the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce's "Mardi Gras Ball," on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at the Swingin' Abingdon Ruritan Club. Join us for a night of dinner and dancing, and help us congratulate our Small Business and Community Award Recipients, who will be announced that evening. This will truly be the event of the year, and we can't wait to see you all there! Chamber Members, Prospective Members and the Community At-Large are welcomed to attend this night of celebration and recognition. Black tie optional. Purchase tickets or a table now, as 2019 was a sold out affair!


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