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

Thursday, May 17Monthly Meeting - Buy Fresh, Buy Local

  • 7 PM in the Social Hall at the Oaklette United Methodist Church, 520 Oaklette Drive, Chesapeake, VA
  • Our guest speaker will be from Buy Fresh, Buy Local working to connect farms to people and make it easy to find Hampton Roads'​fresh and delicious locally grown and produced food.​ 
  • There will be light refreshments and door prizes after the meeting.
Saturday, June 2, 2016Clean the Bay Day 
  • NEW LOCATION: Indian River Park starting at Ipswich Entrance, 1999 Paramont Ave. 
  • From 9 am to Noon 
  • The Friends of Indian River's will be hosting cleanups along the stream buffer in Indian River Park, the headwaters of the Indian River.  This will help to spruce up the area, collect trash that will otherwise get washed into the river and impact wildlife.
  • The city will provide garbage bags. 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.   There is also trash to be collected from the flood plain of the creek, which is wet; bring rubber boots if you can help in this area.   Participants under 18 years of age must have adult supervision. 
  • To help our planning, please RSVP to info@friendsofindianriver.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/199668547505540/.   (Last minute volunteers are still always welcome).
Thursday, Jun 21Monthly Meeting
  • 7 PM in the Social Hall at the Oaklette United Methodist Church, 520 Oaklette Drive, Chesapeake, VA
  • Our guest speaker will be Robert Hitchings, local historian and archivist at the Wallace Room at the Central Library of Chesapeake, who will tell us about Rev. Richard B. Garrett (1854-1920) and the John Wilkes Booth Conspiracy ... the Hampton Roads Connection.
  • There will be light refreshments and door prizes after the meeting.
Saturday, Jun 23: 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.