Lynnhaven River NOW E-News
September 29, 2011

LRNow Fall Events Calendar
October 5 -- State Legislators Forum, 7-9 PM (6:45 for PHP update)


October 6 -- Lynnhaven Art Show Opening, 5-7 PM


October 8 -- West Neck Creek Cleanup, 9 AM - Noon


October 22 -- Shellfish Company Fall Fest Benefit

2:00-6:00 PM


October 22 -- Sunset 6 Benefit Race, 6 PM


November 5 -- FALL FESTIVAL

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM


November 7 -- Citizen Wetland Workshop, 5:15-9:00 PM



River Cleanup

West Neck Creek at the 

Dozier Bridge

Sat,October 8, 9 AM to Noon

kayakersGet muddy and have a good time Saturday morning, October 8th, helping clean up West Neck Creek.  Meet at the Dozier Bridge on Princess Anne Road a little before 9 AM.  Dress comfortably, wear shoes that can get wet and muddy, and bring insect repellent and water.  We will be joining with our sister organization to the south, Back Bay Restoration Foundation, on this cleanup.  There will be extra room in a boat if you do not have your own canoe or kayak.  This is our last cleanup for 2011.  Come out and help!  Please RSVP with Whit Peace at or 757-613-2828 


Community Events

E-Cycling at the VA Aquarium

Saturday, October 1, 9 - 2

Volunteers are needed to help with this event for 2 or 3 hour shifts from 8 AM to 3 PM.  Contact Karen Burns at if you are interested.   And plan to bring your electronic recycling to the Aquarium on October 1.


Outdoor Beach Women

October 15, 9 AM - 5 PM

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation

Learn the fundamentals of outdoor recreation and education from local experts in a fun, relaxed environment---archery, fly casting, geocaching, kayaking, hiking & backpacking, native tree & shrub walk and wilderness survival.  Cost is $65.  Registration is required by October 7.  Registration forms are at all VB Recreation Centers or 


Lynnhaven Strategic Growth Area Plan, Public Meetings

 The City of Virginia Beach invites the public to a second round of meetings that are integral to developing a master plan for the Lynnhaven Strategic Growth Area (SGA), one of eight urban SGAs identified in the city's Comprehensive Plan.  As part of a weeklong design charette, the public is invited to an open house on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., to view the work in progress and to talk with the design team as it explores various future urban design scenarios for the SGA.  The open house will be in the pavilion at Road.London Bridge Baptist Church, 2460 Potters   A public meeting is also planned for Thursday, Oct. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the church gymnasium


26th Annual Flyway Feast

Back Bay Restoration Foundation

October 22, Noon-5 PM

All you can eat BBQ, live music, silent and live auctions, raffle and children's activities.  Proceeds benefit Back Bay Restoration Foundation.  Tickets are available at  


Virginia Half-Shell Oyster Tasting

November 12, 1-4 PM

Kelsick Specialty Market in Gloucester, Virginia

Tickets at $30 and are available at or


Sponsored by Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association










State Legislators Forum

Wednesday, October 5, 7-9 PM

Find out where your State Legislators stand on important issues that will come before the Virginia General Assembly this year.  On Wednesday, October 5th, we will be hosting our 3rd annual Candidates' Forum. This year, our co-sponsors are the Virginia Beach Council of Garden Clubs, the Princess Anne Garden Club, the Virginia Beach Garden Club and Cape Henry Collegiate School. The Forum will help us be prepared for the election of our State Delegates and Senators in November. 

Wednesday, October 5th at Cape Henry Collegiate School, Dreyfus Auditorium, 1320 Mill Dam Road, Virginia Beach

Forum is 7:00-9:00 pm

There will be an update on the acquisition of the Pleasure House Point property at 6:45. 

Pre-registration is not required.  See you there!

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Lynnhaven River Art Show
Opening Reception, Thursday, October 6

Towne Bank Pavilion II, 600 22nd Street

Do you love the beautiful paintings and photographs in The Lynnhaven, Restoring a Legend? If you do, you will not want to miss our Lynnhaven River Art Show. In addition to the beautiful artwork from the book, there will be many new paintings, photographs and sculpture. It is being hosted by Runnymede Corporation in the Towne Pavilion Center II, 600 22nd Street. The opening reception for the Art Show is Thursday, October 6th, 5-7 PM. Copies of the book will be for sale and many of the artists and authors will be available to autograph your book. Get a jump on holiday shopping with this wonderful gift. The Art Show will be available for viewing October 6 through the end of December, 20ll.

HAndsome Foursome
Photo by Carolyn Osmond
Sunset Six Benefit Race
Saturday, October 22, 6 PM 
 RunnerAny runners out there?   Enjoy a 6K race and benefit Lynnhaven River NOW. The 2nd Annual Sunset 6 Race in Kings Grant is being planned for October 22nd.  The "Sunset Six" is Hampton Roads only 6K night run.  Beginning and ending at the Little Neck Swim & Racquet Club, this competitive race, managed by the Tidewater Striders, is being held to raise money for LRNow.  The 6K course takes runners through the Middle Plantation neighborhood.  The registration fee of $25 includes entry to the race, an event tee shirt, the chance to win door prizes, two free beers at the Race Social after and the satisfaction that you are benefitting LRNow. 

To register online:  or contact our office for a paper entry form, 757-962-5398, or

Volunteers are needed in many capacities including road marshalls.  If you are not interested in running, you can still join the fun.  To volunteer, contact Gerard Golden at or 757-647-3423.

Shellfish Company Fall Fest

Benefits LRNow

Saturday, October 22, 2-6 PM 

LRNow and the Shellfish Company invite you to celebrate the fall season with us.  Get together with friends and family and join us for a party on the deck overlooking the Lynnhaven River.  Live entertainment, door prizes, roasted oysters, Carolina BBQ, steamed shrimp, beer and more.  Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.  Tickets are available at Bubba's, Shellfish Company, and The Back Deck. 
Shellfish Company, 3323 Shore Drive.  For more information: 481-7512 or 481-3513.



LRNow Fall Festival

Saturday, November 5, 11 AM - 5 PM

Mark your calendar now for the first LRNow Fall Festival on November 5th, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  We have a great day planned for you and your entire family.

There will be... activities for children

...interesting and informative displays for adults

...good food and drinks featuring local fall favorites

...six talks on a variety of topics: rain gardens, living shorelines, 

    oyster gardening and more

...beautifully painted rain barrels and a chance to build your own 

    rain barrel selling local produce

...a chance to win a "Green Home Makeover"

...a tour of the Lynnhaven Art Show

...autographed copies of our book for holiday gifts entertainment 

...chance to be the first PEARL HOME on your block

        rain barrel workshop  display  native plants

Citizen Wetland Workshop
November 7, 5:15-9:00 PM 
Oberndorff Central Library
Do you want to know more about your Lynnhaven River shoreline?  Come to this workshop and learn more about the functions and value of wetlands as well as the regulations that protect our wetlands from development.  This workshop is appropriate for anyone with an interest in our Lynnhaven River shorelines.  Registration is required: or 757-962-5398.

Lillie Gilbert, Spartina 

The Lynnhaven, Restoring a Legend 

Calendar CoverCopies Available At:

LRNow Office, 1608 Pleasure House Road

Wild River Outfitters

Old Coast Guard Station Gift Shop

Runnymede Corporation

Lynnhaven Marine

Contemporary Art Center Gift Shop

State Legislators' Forum, October 5

Art Show Opening, October 6

Fall Festival, November 5