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ROSEWELL’S ANNUAL BARBECUE AT THE RUINS

Every year in fall, people spent an entertaining afternoon on the lawn surrounding the historic ruins of one of Colonial America’s grandest mansions. Enjoying the barbecue feast, pleasing music and a wonderful silent auction, exalts the imagination of the outstanding lifestyle that was lived by three generations of the Page family. Thomas Jefferson was a frequent guest at the mansion along with many historic personalities who shaped our country. The annual barbecue is the largest fundraiser to support the expenses associated with maintaining the Rosewell Ruins preserving the historic site for future generations. Local businesses as well as many individuals and families help make this possible with their donations.

The Rosewell Foundation is looking forward to host all these history interested parties joining year by year or being new to the historic site and searching for more information about. Whatever the relationship to Rosewell is, the event will relive a day in history in everybody’s mind.

Please call or visit the visitor center to order your tickets in advance.

The Annual Barbecue at the Rosewell Ruins is this Sunday, October 19th 1:00PM – 4:00PM. Tickets are $25 per Adult and $12.50 per child (6 – 12) Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling The Rosewell Foundation visitor center at 804-693-2585.

BBQ – and sides , Live Band , Silent Auction

The ruins of one of the finest mansions built in the colonies sits on the bank of the York River in Gloucester County, Virginia.

Begun in 1725, Rosewell was home to the Page family for more than 100 years. John Page, grandson of the builder, attended William and Mary with Jefferson. It was here that the two young patriots first began to explore what lay ahead of the emerging nation in which they would play such an important role.

Begun in 1725, Rosewell was home to the Page family for more than 100 years. John Page, grandson of the builder, attended William and Mary with Jefferson. It was here that the two young patriots first began to explore what lay ahead of the emerging nation in which they would play such an important role.

Though slightly changed by a later owner and ravaged by time and economic hardships, Rosewell was still regarded as a place of grandeur and importance. Through the years following the war between the states, parties and dances continued in the Great Hall. Finally, in 1916, a tragic fire swept the mansion leaving a magnificent shell which is testament to 18th century craftsmanship and dreams.

What remains are the four chimneys, the east wall with its regal compass head window complete with carved keystone, the wine cellar and enough of the walls that one may sense the proportion and scale of this unique structure. The fourth and last family to own Rosewell donated the ruins site to the Gloucester Historical Society in 1979. Since 1995, the Rosewell Foundation has taken on the mission of preserving, studying, and presenting this historic ruin.

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Planet Full Of Blues, Olivia’s in the Village, and Xtra 99.1 FM Join Forces for "Juke Joint Saturday Night"

The Gloucester, Virginia band Planet Full Of Blues, Olivia’s in the Village, and radio station Xtra 99.1 FM will bring the old time juke joint back to life for one evening on Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 9:00 PM -12:00 AM. "Juke Joint Saturday Night" will feature Planet Full Of Blues and Bobby "Blackhat" Walters and Friends for a night of live blues, dancing, and a special menu by Olivia’s. Xtra 99.1 FM’s Neal Steele will host a live interview and on-air performance by Planet Full Of Blues on the morning of Friday, July 19.image

Planet Full Of Blues will perform a mix of original blues rock songs along with special selections from a variety of other national blues artists.

Also performing will be Bobby "BlackHat" Walters, a well-known area blues harmonica player, vocalist, and songwriter, accompanied by Herbie D and Chris Grooves of Herbie D and the Dangermen.Also performing will be Bobby "BlackHat" Walters, a well-known area blues harmonica player, vocalist, and songwriter, accompanied by Herbie D and Chris Grooves of Herbie D and the Dangermen.

Johnny Ray Light of Planet Full Of Blues said, "When our band performed in Serbia a few years ago, our hosts took us on a long, crazy bus ride through Belgrade to the Vox Club, a well-known juke joint supported by several famous blues artists. You had to push a buzzer on the fence to get in. Once you got inside you couldn’t move. The place was tiny and crammed to the walls with locals there to see "Rawhide," a popular Belgrade blues band. Yes, "Rawhide" – in Serbia! It was a real thrill when we were asked to get up and play a few tunes in a real deal no-nonsense juke joint. Since then, we have wanted a chance to re-create that kind of experience here; even for just one night. The blue moon was shining on us when circumstances put us in touch with Gary Ward of Olivia’s. Gary immediately threw open the doors and said, "Let’s do it!" Now’s the chance for all our friends to put on their dancing shoes, enjoy some rockin’ blues, and experience the old time juke joint vibe for just one night."

Advance tickets are $15 online at www.planetfullofblues.com , at Kelsick Market on Main Street in Gloucester, and $20 on the day of the show and at the door. Guests with advance purchase tickets will be eligible for 10% off an entrée at Olivia’s during the show and receive priority for reserved seating. Walk-ins are welcome with seating based on availability.

Call (804) 815-3016 for information about the show and to confirm seating. Olivia’s will be open for regular dining customers on the night of the show.

6597 Main St  Gloucester Courthouse, VA 23061 directions

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VIMS Marine Science Day 2013

Marine Science Day, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science¹s annual open house, will take place on Saturday, May 18th, from 10 am to 3 pm on VIMS bayfront campus in Gloucester Point. This fun event gives the public a behind-the-scenes look at how VIMS research in Chesapeake Bay and around the world helps protect and restore marine ecosystems. Visitors can speak with scientists about current research; collect and observe marine animals from the York River; and tour the Fisheries Collection, Teaching Marsh, and Shellsh Hatchery. The younger set will have the chance to learn with fun crafts and activities in the Children’s Pavilion. The day also includes a seafood cooking demo,10-minute mini lectures, musical performances, and the Parade of Marine Life.

No charge for admission or parking. For a complete list of activities and additional information visit www.vims.edu/msd

Beaverdam Park Spring Festival – Saturday, April 27, 2013 – Gloucester, VA

Everyone’s invited to an all-day festival on the water in Gloucester’s beautiful Beaverdam Park to kick-off a multi-year fund-raising campaign for a proposed new Nature Center.  The Nature Center is envisioned with exciting hands-on exhibits, educational and science features, and rentable space for events and meetings.

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The festival will run from 10 AM – 8 PM – Sat April 27,2013

Entertainment includes live music with Key’d Up at 1:00 PM and Gloucester’s own Planet Full Of Blues at 4:00 PM

Planet Full Of Blues – is a modern electric blues band based on the sweet southeast coast of Virginia. The band’s habanero-fueled original music is often described as a collision between Stevie Ray Vaughan and Blood, Sweat, and Tears. Critics agree that the Planet Full Of Blues sound reflects the best in today’s progressive blues rock music

Other features at the festival inculde nature-oriented information booths; face painting, badminton, corn hole, volleyball, soccer relay; 5:00 PM guided nature walk, 7:00 PM frog talk; free tree saplings to first 500 families. Food & drinks available for purchase or bring your own picnic and folding chairs – no alcohol permitted. Come have a family fun day and support this wonderful project!

Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the gate; kids under 13 free.  Tickets available online at http://gloucesterparks.org/beaverdam-park-spring-festival or at Beaverdam Park; Kelsick Market, Main St., Gloucester Court House; Visitors Center, Court House Circle; and the Parks & Recreation office.  For more information call Patti McGrath at 804-693-2107 or go to www.gloucesterva.info/P&R

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Address :8687 Roaring Springs Road
Time:10 AM – 8 PM –

Date:Sat April 27,2013
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Get your blues on at Blues and Brews in Gloucester Oct 6th 2012

imageCome to Gloucester VA and get your blues on!  Saturday, October 6 is the date for Main Street Blues and Brews, Gloucester Main Street Association’s annual blues and beer festival.  Blues and Brews has become a very popular – annual event.  Five great blues bands, 30 handcrafted microbrews, special dishes from Main Street restaurants, and a great location right in the Court House are the right recipe for a fantastic fall day. 

In its third year, Blues and Brews has already become a tradition; last year the event drew over 1,000 people from as far north as Washington, DC and south to NC

When: Saturday, October 6, 2012, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: 6596 Main Street, Gloucester,. VA

Come out and enjoy over 30 different microbrews including St. George, Allagash Brewery, Williamsburg Alewerks, Bluegrass Brewing Company and many more.

The live music begins at 12 noon and will feature local and regional acts including: M.S.G. The Acoustic Blues Trio (12 noon – 1:00PM),Andrew Alli & Last Night’s Blues Band (1:30PM -2:30PM), The JD Silvia Band Featuring Anthony Rosano(3:00PM – 4:00PM), Lisa Lim Band (4:30PM – 5:30PM) and Gloucester’s own Planet Full of Blues (6:00 – 7:00PM).   View Band Info here

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Restaurant Week in Gloucester VA

imageIf you’re sad that restaurant week has passed or hasn’t come to your city yet, don’t fret; the food fun isn’t over! Head to Gloucester this weekend for Restaurant Week on Main lasting through Saturday, February 25. Guests can enjoy a two-course meal for lunch or a three-course meal for dinner at fixed prices. Some restaurants will be hosting live music or other activities, so be sure to check each restaurant website to choose your favorite. Participating restaurants include: El Ranchito, The Courthouse Restaurant, Olivia’s in the Village, Jessica’s Sweet Shop, Wild Rabbit Cafe, Bangkok Noi and Rosemary & Wine

After lunch or dinner, peruse some of the Main Street shops to find a unique gift, and stay overnight at the luxurious Inn at Warner Hall, a wonderfully restored mansion and one of the most elegant and historic country inns on the East Coast.

luxurious Inn at Warner Hall, a wonderfully restored mansion and one of the most elegant and historic country inns on the East Coast. Click here for a list of participating restaurants for Restaurant Week, and click here to book your stay at Warner Hall.

VIMS Marine Science Day, Gloucester VA.

Starts: Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 10:00 AM
Location: VIMS Campus, Gloucester Point, VA
Event URL: http://www.vims.edu/public/msd/index.php

VIMS’ annual open house is a fun-filled event for the whole family.

Join us in Gloucester Point , VA for exhibits, children’s activities, seining on the York River, lab tours, seafood cooking demonstrations, mini-lectures, and much more. All activities are free, as is parking. The event proceeds rain or shine.

This Saturday, May 30, 2009 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester, VA, rain or shine. Hands-on learning experiences for children, collecting and observing aquatic animals from the York River, a Scallop Discovery Lab and creating sea life prints and educational crafts. Local groups and individuals march in the Parade of Marine Life at 11 a.m. Seafood demonstrations, tours of the Teaching Marsh and shellfish hatchery. No admission or parking fees. www.vims.edu or 804 684-7846.

Chartered in 1940, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) is one of the leading marine research and education centers in the United States.VIMS’ School of Marine Science is a graduate school of the College of William & Mary.

Here is a short video of a previous open house at VIMS

 

Location Map of VIMS in Gloucester , VA

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