Lynnhaven River NOW E-News
October 5, 2012 
10th Anniversary Seal
Lynnhaven River NOW
Celebrating our 10th year of working for a cleaner Lynnhaven River.
In This Issue
Volunteer Opportunities
Community Events
Fall Festival
Candidates Forum
Shellfish Company Benefit
Bike Tour

Volunteer Opportunities



We are looking for a few special individuals to assist in our office in the mornings, 9-Noon.  We need people with office and telephone experience and comfort handling standard office tasks on the computer.  If you can commit to do one morning per week, that will be excellent and much appreciated.  For more information or to apply, contact Karen, or 757-962-5398.





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Community Events


Back Bay Restoration Foundation

Annual Flyway Feast

Saturday, Oct. 20, Noon-5:00 PM

BBRF is holding its 27th Annual Flyway Feast Fundraiser at the Flyway Hunt Club at 220 Marsh Way.  Tickers are $40 ($45 at the door) and includes pork barbeque, beer, open bar, and live music.

For more information: or call 757-619-6429.


Light Rail Now

We will be voting on a referrendum this fall that will allow our City Council to continue to explore extension of the light rail line across Virginia Beach.  Speakers from Light Rail Now are available to talk to your ciivic organization, church or other group.  To schedule a speaker, call 757-377-1850. 


Say Yes to Light Rail yard signs are available in our office.  Stop by and get yours.  We also have

Light Rail clings for your office or car window.


2nd Annual Central Business District Oyster Roast

November 3, Noon - 4 PM

Cityview on Bonney Road

Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 757-490-7810  $35/person, children under 12 are free.


Virginia Half-Shell Oyster Tasting

Saturday, November 19, 1-4 PM

Kelsick Speciality Markey, 6632 Main Street, Gloucester, VA

Tickets: $30 donation

For more information or to purchase tickets: or call 804-693-6500


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Grand Opening Celebration

 of Pleasure House Point

and LRNow Fall Festival


Saturday, October 13, 11 AM-4 PM


Celebrate the beautiful Pleasure House Point

Kayak Tours of Pleasure House Creek

Guided Nature Walks

Fun and educational booths

Native Plant Sale

Eco-friendly Craft Vendors

Farmers' Market and Seafood Market

Delicious Food

Live Music

Passport Activity and much more for Children


We hope to see you all there!


City of Virginia Beach Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Friday, October 12 at 11 AM


Candidates' Forum
Mayoral and City Council Elections

Be an informed voter this fall.  In November, we will be electing a Mayor, four City Council Members and voting on a referendum to continue to explore the idea of extending light rail into Virginia Beach. 

Find out where the candidates stand on issues related to the environment and light rail. 


Wednesday, October 17th, 7-9 PM

Cape Henry Collegiate School, Dreyfus Auditorium

Doors open at 6:30


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Co-Sponsored by:

Lynnhaven River NOW

Virginia Beach Council of Garden Clubs

Princess Anne Garden Club

Virginia Beach Garden Club

Back Bay Restoration Foundation

Shore Drive Community Coalition


Pre-registration is not required.  For more information go to or contact or call 757-962-5398


Shellfish Company Fall Fest
Saturday, October 20, 1-4 PM  at 3323 Shore Drive, Shellfish Company

Portion of Proceeds donated to LRNow 

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.  Tickets are limited, so get them early!  Tickets are available at Bubba's, Shellfish Company and The Back Deck. 


'Fall on the Lynnhaven' Bike Tour

Saturday, October 27th, 9:45 AM -1:00 PM

Come enjoy the cool breeze off of the Lynnhaven River as we explore by bicycle Chicks Beach, Church Point and Pleasure House Point.  The total length of the ride will be approximately 9 miles and our pace will be casual for all levels of riders, including families.

History Day Bike Tour

Our beginning and ending point is Bayville Park at the corner of Shore Drive and First Court Roads.  Deni Norred and Karen Forget will be highlighting

historical aspects and conservation efforts along the ride.

We will enjoy a box lunch and drinks at Lockhaven Park and will have an opportunity for a short walk at the Pleasure House Point Natural Area.   


Cost of the tour is $15 and includes your lunch and drinks.  To register or for more information, please contact or call us at 757-962-5398.   


This event is offered in partnership with the Tidewater Bicycle Association. 

Oyster Roast 3       
Speckled trout, a Lynnhaven River fisherman's favorite, are running in October and November.