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It is that time of the year again! The nights are downright cold. Christmas decorations are popping up around the neighborhood. And our big Annual Holiday Party is on Thursday, December 21st. We very cordially invite all our members, volunteers, and their guests to come join us for our year end celebration. We'll recognize our wonderful volunteers and all their great accomplishments, share holiday treats and appetizers, socialize ... and do some shopping! The party features our big silent auction, always brimming with some quality items donated by our members. Even if you have not been to a meeting in a while or if this would be your very first meeting, we encourage you to come out and partake in the merriment. The party is from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Oaklette United Methodist Church. Please bring a desert to share and join the festivities. Also, the Oaklette United Methodist Church food pantry will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items.
Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
Date: Saturday, December 16th, 9:30 am to Noon
Location: Plymouth Community Park at 701 Pond Lane (two blocks north of Border Rd)
Plymouth Community Park is a small waterside park along the Indian River that is in need of some love.
The city will provide garbage bags. Please wear closed-toe shoes, a hat and bring work gloves. There may be some pruning work, if you can bring some pruners. We will have water and lots of snacks. (We also always encourage folks to bring their own water in reusable bottles to minimize use of plastic bottles). Participants under 18 years of age must have adult supervision.
Date: Thursday, December 21st, 7 pm
Location: Oaklette United Methodist Church, 520 Oaklette Dr.
Date: Monday, January 1st, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Starting Location: Indian River Park, 2001 Rokeby Ave.
Start the New Year out right and join us for a hike along the nature trail and through the park. Learn about the history of the park, the native trees and plants in this century old forest on the Indian River flood plain, and its value to maintaining the health of local butterfly, bird, and wildlife populations. Note: trail has uneven surfaces.
- See a collection of area photos with all the fall foilage:
- The Norfolk Highlands Civic League is holding their December meeting and Holiday Party on Thursday, December 7th at the Laurel Avenue Church of Christ, 1126 Laurel Ave. For details see
- There will be a Winter Friends Community Cookie Exchange on Sunday, December 10th at the Indian River Library -
- Hear the Virginia Symphony Orchestra - Holiday Brass Concert on the evening of Wednesday, December 13th at the Chesapeake Conference Center, 700 Conference Center Drive (just off Woodlake Dr.). Free. -
- The South Norfolk Woman's Club is holding the Holiday Home Tour in Oaklette this year on December 16th. Visit the Colonna's Boathouse and two beautiful and historic homes in the area. $10. -
- Friends of Indian River Holiday Party on Thursday, December 21st at the Oaklette United Methodist Church. See above for all the details.
- Mark your calendars - our Annual Meeting and elections will be held on January 18th, 2017, 7 pm, at the Oaklette United Methodist Church
- Thank you to the 10 volunteers who came out on November 18th for our quarterly Adopt-A-Road cleanup along Indian River Road and under the Indian River Bridge. These wonderful volunteers removed around 300 lbs of trash that day! https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofIndianRiver/posts/1634666363265375
- The condo development adjacent to Indian River Park at the south end of Miller Avenue may be back in play. The developer is going to the Planning Commission with a minor change to their existing proffers on December 13th. Learn more at
- You can now also become a member of the Friends of Indian River, renew your membership, or make a donation online at http://www.friendsofindianriver.org/p/membership.html
Striving to improve the quality of life for all the residents of the Indian River neighborhoods of Chesapeake, Virginia, by promoting and preserving a healthy and clean river, shorelines, parks, and green spaces connected to the surrounding community.
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