Calendar

Our regular meetings are on the THIRD Thursday of each month 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, September 15RiverFest in Indian River
  • 11 am to 4 pm at St. Brides Episcopal Church, 621 Sparrow Road
  • Join the Elizabeth River Project and the Friends of Indian River at this year RiverFest, held for the first time in our area!  
  • Tons of Cool, FREE Kids Activities - Visit the Science Dome and discover what’s in your river?) - Earn Your FREE River Star Home Garden Flag - - Native Plant Sale - NEW Elizabeth River Girl Scout Patch -  Bring Your Dog - Scoop the Poop Relay - River Theme Dog Costume Contest - Adopt a River Otter - Live Music - Food
  • Rain Date - September 29
Thursday, September 20Monthly Meeting - 

  • 7 PM in the Social Hall at the Oaklette United Methodist Church, 520 Oaklette Drive, Chesapeake, VA
  • Tentative Guest Speaker is Justin Schafer, of Norfolk Public Works/Stormwater to discuss our neighboring city's Green Infrastructure Plan and see what maybe we can advocate for here in Chesapeake.
  • There will be light refreshments and door prizes after the meeting.
Saturday, September 22: River Cleanup by Canoe/Kayak
 Thursday, October 18Monthly Meeting - Lasagna Gardening
  • 7 PM in the Social Hall at the Oaklette United Methodist Church, 520 Oaklette Drive, Chesapeake, VA
  • Our guest speaker will be Pauline Hundley at Four Seasons Nursery who will talk to us about "Lasagna Gardening" - a low maintenance gardening technique to build rich, fluffy soil in your garden.
  • There will be light refreshments and door prizes after the meeting.
Saturday, October 20: Adopt-A-Park Volunteer Work Day
  • 9:30 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 doing work around the park entrance, trailhead, and along the trails including 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 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.
Saturday, October 27: Indian River Park Nature Trail guided hike
  • From 8:30 am to 10:30 am,  Meet at the park entrance at Rokeby Ave. and Main St. (2001 Rokeby Ave.)
  • 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.
Thursday, November 15Meeting - City Council Member 
  • 7 PM in the Social Hall at the Oaklette United Methodist Church, 520 Oaklette Drive, Chesapeake, VA
  • Our guest this evening will be a City Council Member.   This meeting with City Council Members is a great way to learn about how our city functions and ask questions about items of concern.
  • Please also consider bringing a donation of non-perishable food items for the Oaklette United Methodist Church food pantry to the meeting this evening.
  • There will be light refreshments and door prizes after the meeting.
Saturday, November 17: Adopt-A-Road Cleanup along Indian River Road 
  • From 9 AM to 11:30 am, join us for our quarterly cleanup.  
  • Starting Location TBD
  • We need your help for our quarterly cleanup.   Join us for a few hours to clean up the mile of Indian River Road from the city limits at Wingfield Avenue all the way to MacDonald Road. 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 cleanup the street and ditches in front of your home; pass the word to your neighbors!
  • For our main cleanup on Indian River Road, the city will provide garbage bags and orange safety vests. We'll have water and snacks available. 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.
Saturday, December 15: Adopt-A-Park Volunteer Work Day (Invasives/English Ivy Removal.)
  • From 9 am to Noon.  Meet at the Indian River Park entrance at Rokeby Ave. and Main St. (2001 Rokeby Ave.)
  • We'll be working on invasive plant removal, particularly English Ivy.   Come help us control this scourge. The more volunteers that come out the more that we can accomplish! 
  • Please wear closed-toe shoes, a hat and bring work gloves. If you can, bring shovels, rakes, pruners, saws and other gardening tools. 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
Thursday, December 20Annual Holiday Party
  • 7 PM in the Social Hall at the Oaklette United Methodist Church, 520 Oaklette Drive, Chesapeake, VA
  • This will be our end of year celebration to recognize our many accomplishments, recognize our volunteers, and socialize. Please bring a desert to share and join the festivities. 
  • We'll have a silent auction, so you can finish some Christmas shopping too. 
  • Please also consider bringing a donation of non-perishable food items for the Oaklette United Methodist Church food pantry to the meeting this evening. 
  • 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.
Tuesday, January 1 First Day Hike at Indian River Park 
  • From 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm,  Meet at the park entrance at Rokeby Ave. and Main St. (2001 Rokeby Ave.)
  • Join us for new New Year's Day tradition to explore Indian River Park and it's century old forest on the Indian River flood plain.  Learn about the history of the park, its native trees and its importance for local wildlife.

Thursday, January 17, 2019Annual Meeting
  • 7 PM in the Social Hall at the Oaklette United Methodist Church, 520 Oaklette Drive, Chesapeake, VA
  • Join us for our Annual Meeting where we discuss plans for the new year and elect officers.
  • There will be light refreshments and door prizes after the meeting.