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, November 2: 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.  Note: the forest trail has uneven surfaces and minor elevation changes.
Thursday, November 21Meeting - Guest Speaker Councilmember Stephen Best
  • 7 PM in the Social Hall at the Oaklette United Methodist Church, 520 Oaklette Drive, Chesapeake, VA
  • Our guest will be City Councilmember Stephen Best to speak to use about affairs of the city.
  • 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 23: Adopt-A-Road Cleanup along Indian River Road 
  • From 9 AM to 11:30 am, join us for our quarterly cleanup.  
  • Meet at Post Office, side parking lot, 3810 Indian River Road
  • 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. 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.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019Chesapeake Town Meeting
  • 7 PM to 8:30 pm at Indian River High School, 1969 Braves Trail
  • Town meetings are an opportunity for residents to meet and discuss topics with City Councilmembers and City Staff.
  • "The meeting format has changed since last year.  Now the meetings do not routinely have a specific topic. Discussion is open to whatever areas the attending citizens wish to touch upon. Meetings last for 90 minutes and citizens may come at any point during that time that is convenient for their schedule. Members of both the City Council and City staff attend each Town Meeting. No minimum quorum of Council Members is required for the meeting.
  • City staff will be on hand at each Town Meeting to either directly answer questions or gather information for a follow-up response. City Council members will also be in attendance to answer questions and discuss concerns one-to-one with citizens. All topics discussed at the Town Meetings will be logged and a summary of issues and responses posted to the City website following the meeting. Inquiries which cannot be responded to at the meeting will receive prompt follow-up by staff, typically within 30 days."
  • Learn more at http://www.cityofchesapeake.net/government/council/town-meetings.htm
Saturday, December 14, 2019Adopt-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.) which is located just south of Military Highway, i.e. across Military Highway from the Fire Station.
  • 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. Bring pruning clippers, loppers, screwdrivers (which are amazingly useful in prying ivy off tree trunks) and/or pruning saws if you have them.  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 19Annual 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 or appetizer 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.
Wednesday, 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 value to maintaining the health of local butterfly, bird, and wildlife populations.  Note: the forest trail has uneven surfaces and minor elevation changes. 
Thursday, January 16, 2020Annual 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.