Calendar

Our regular meetings are on held alternating months (Jan, Mar, May, Sept, Nov, Dec) on the THIRD Thursday from 7-8:30 pm at Oaklette United Methodist Church, 520 Oaklette Drive, Chesapeake, Va. 23325.    Most months we also plan a hands-on activity to help improve our neighborhood.  We'd love to have you join us!

Future Meetings and Events

Saturday, October 15: History Walk around Norfolk Highlands and Oaklette
  • From 1 pm to 3 pm
  • Meet on Lilac Avenue by Norfolk Highlands Primary School, 1116 Lilac Avenue
  • Take a stroll into the history of our community on this walk around Norfolk Highlands and Oaklette.  We'll start at Norfolk Highlands Primary School, the core of which was built in 1913, stop by the future Blue Heron Landing Park to talk about the history of settlement along the Indian River, and then cross the bridge to walk around the Oaklette Historic District including by the famous Colonna's Houseboat.  
  • Recommended age 12 and up.
  • Please pre-register at https://forms.gle/kivrGebAEmQc8J7F8
Saturday, October 22: Adopt-A-Road along Indian River Road
  • From 9 am to Noon
  • Meet at Lilac Avenue and Indian River Road.  Park along Lilac Avenue by the Norfolk Highlands Primary School. 
  • We'll be doing our quarterly cleanup along Indian River Road, around the Indian River Oaklette Bridge, and the future Blue Heron Landing Park.   We'll also have a team doing any necessary gardening around the new landscaping at the bridge.   
  • For our main cleanup on Indian River Road, the city will provide garbage bags and orange safety vests.  Please wear closed-toe shoes, a hat and bring work gloves and other items that may be useful.  Participants under 18 years of age must have adult supervision.
  • We are also asking all business owners along Indian River Road - and everywhere really - to make sure they sweep up in front of their storefronts as part of the effort.   And if you can't make it out for our organized cleanup please take 15 minutes and clean up the street and ditches in front of your home; pass the word to your neighbors!
  • Please pre-register at https://forms.gle/35EHLZ9Hj8zPP65R6
Saturday, November 12Second Saturday Hike @ Indian River Park
  • Date: Saturday, July 8, 8:30 am to 10:30 am
  • Location: Indian River Park entrance
    at Rokeby Ave. and Main St. (2001 Rokeby Ave.) which is located just south of Military Highway, i.e. across Military Highway from the Fire Station.
  • 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: the forest trail has uneven surfaces and minor elevation changes.
  • Please pre-register at https://forms.gle/5ymMG7az6kdXxkCm7
Thursday, 
November 17: Monthly Meeting 
  • 7 pm, Oaklette United Methodist Church, 520 Oaklette Drive
  • Our guest speaker is still Chesapeake Mayor Rick West to provide the latest news on the state of the City and take questions from the audience.
  • We'll also have the latest community news and updates!
Saturday, November 19: Adopt-A-Park @ Indian River Park
  • 9 AM to Noon.
  • Meet at the Indian River Park entrance at Rokeby Ave. and Main St. (2001 Rokeby Ave.) which is located just south of Military Highway, i.e. across Military Highway from the Fire Station.
  • We'll be tending to the native plant garden at the park entrance, including weeding and mulching.  We may also do some  trail work, pruning, weeding, and cleanup.
  • Please wear closed-toe shoes, a hat and bring work gloves. If you can, bring shovels, rakes, pruners, saws and other gardening tools.  We'll have water and snacks available.  We also always encourage folks to bring their own water in reusable bottles to minimize use of plastic bottles and cans.  
  • Participants under 18 years of age must have adult supervision.
  • Please pre-register at https://forms.gle/6YCqgu4eXwxzqRcB9
Saturday, December 10Second Saturday Hike @ Indian River Park
  • Date: Saturday, July 8, 8:30 am to 10:30 am
  • Location: Indian River Park entrance
    at Rokeby Ave. and Main St. (2001 Rokeby Ave.) which is located just south of Military Highway, i.e. across Military Highway from the Fire Station.
  • 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: the forest trail has uneven surfaces and minor elevation changes.
  • Please pre-register at https://forms.gle/7q6rER4rSiq9vEqd7
Thursday, December 15: Holiday Party
  • Mark the date for the return of the Friends of Indian River Holiday Party!