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National Preparedness Month – It’s Not Too Late to Be Ready for Storms!

Did you know that September is generally the month our area sees the highest impacts from tropical storms and hurricanes?

Now is the time to be prepared by signing up for Emergency Alerts, Knowing Your Flood Zone and having your Emergency Kit ready in the event you have to evacuate.

For more information, visit: https://www.gloucesterva.info/365/Emergency-Management


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REVIVE! Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Training

REVIVE! Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education (OONE) program for the  Commonwealth of Virginia / Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and  Developmental Services

Monday, Sept. 20, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, 7478 Justice Drive, Gloucester

Join Bacon Street and Gloucester County CERT for this FREE training! They will cover: understanding opioids, how opioid overdoses happen, risk factors for opioid overdoses, and how to respond to an opioid overdose emergency with the administration of naloxone (Narcan®). Masks are required at the training.

Register here

Contact Allison Jarvis at 757-253-0111 x201 or ajarvis@baconstreet.org for more information.


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Avalon Center – Social Media Volunteer

The Avalon Center is looking for volunteers to help them push their October Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign on Social Media. If you are interested in volunteering for Avalon from your phone, please send a message to Leslie Jingluski at lesliej@avaloncenter.org. They are looking for volunteers in the Williamsburg and Middle Peninsula communities. There will be an informational zoom scheduled for those interested next week. This meeting will outline expectations for this position. This is a great opportunity to help Avalon Center and domestic abuse victims in your community.


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Virginia Aging Services Workgroup – Community Forum

The Virginia Aging Services Workgroup will hold a final community forum on Thursday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. Bay Aging invites you to participate, to help advocate for older adults. The Workgroup is examining ways to elevate aging services in the Commonwealth – your attendance and input is welcome! The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom; register at https://governor.virginia.gov/i/aging-services to receive the Zoom link. You can also call in: 301-715-8592, access code 841 7690 7489#. Please note that the technical issues that some experienced with dial-in during the previous forum have been resolved


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Screening of “Virginia Found”

To help celebrate the local community, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) will be hosting a screening of the Gloucester/Yorktown episode of the new PBS culinary and travel series, “Virginia Found.” Local personality Dave Parker, who hosts the program, will be onsite during the screening and will be interacting with the audience.

The screening, which is scheduled to be held on the VIMS campus next Thursday, Sept. 16, is being cohosted by the Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department and the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce. The screening will take place from 7-8 p.m. at Watermen’s Hall McHugh Auditorium, 1375 Greate Rd., Gloucester Point, and is free and open to the public.

The series, which originally aired on local PBS station WHRO on Sept. 3, features Parker, who shares his humorous take on small town gems in Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay region. As a native Virginian, Parker brings his quick wit and knack for finding the people who help to tell an area’s story, uncovering gems of small towns and the original tastes along Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay region.

“We are excited to see this new show highlighting unique and exciting things to do in our community,” said Brooke Corley, Gloucester’s Tourism Coordinator. “We hope the public can join us for this special event to meet Dave Parker and celebrate Gloucester being in the spotlight.” (VIMS) has a three-part mission to conduct research in coastal ocean and estuarine science, educate students and citizens, and provide advisory service to policy makers, industry, and the public.

For more information about the Virginia Found series, visit here

Those who wish to attend are encouraged to register by visiting here