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Auditions to be held Jan. 7 for ‘Bus Stop’ (12/20/2017) - Auditions for the Court House Players’ first 2018 production, “Bus Stop,” will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 7, at Ware Episcopal Church parish house on John Clayton…
Mathews resident offers ‘The Letter’ free to the public (12/13/2017) - A letter to Santa Claus from a little girl whose father can’t be home for Christmas is the subject of “The Letter,” a CD produced by Mathews resident Terry Black.…
Edgehill Open House (12/13/2017) - The Gloucester Woman’s Club will have a Christmas Open House from 4 - 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 18, at historic Edge Hill House, located at the corner of Main…
Bayside Ballet (12/6/2017) - Bayside Youth Ballet was asked by the Broadway dancing and singing team Two on Tap to participate in the duo’s outreach program during Concerts by the Bay last Sunday at…
One-man production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ comes to Arts on Main (12/6/2017) - A single actor will play over 40 roles in a production of the Charles Dickens classic, “A Christmas Carol,” beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Arts on Main in…
Empty Bowls fundraiser returns Dec. 10 (11/29/2017) - The 2017 Empty Bowls fundraiser for Hands Across Mathews will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Bay School Community Arts Center, Main…
Name selected for Middle Peninsula’s artisan trail (11/29/2017) - A name has been selected for the artisan trail that is being created to connect arts and craft centers, farms, locally owned lodgings and restaurants, breweries and wineries, and other…
Bayside Youth Ballet to give Christmas performance Dec. 10 (11/29/2017) - Bayside Youth Ballet will present its annual Christmas performance at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10, in the Harry M. Ward Auditorium at Mathews High School. The ballet company will…
Holiday Open House (11/29/2017) - Three artists will have a Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Summer Haze Pottery, 1454 Hallieford Road in Mathews. Potter Martha Hayes, knitter…
Christmas Show this Saturday at MHS (11/29/2017) - Virginia’s Li’l Ole Opry will present its annual Smith Family and Friends Christmas Show on Saturday at Mathews High School’s Harry M. Ward Auditorium. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and…
Community Christmas Concert Saturday (11/29/2017) - The Courthouse Community Orchestra will present a Community Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Newington Baptist Church, Main Street, Gloucester. The concert will follow the Gloucester Christmas Parade and…
Two on Tap comes to MHS (11/29/2017) - Two on Tap, featuring Broadway veterans Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mathews High School. This Concerts by the Bay performance was rescheduled from…
Newest artist on this weekend’s tour creates sculptures from salvaged items (11/21/2017) -  Sculptor Matthew Leavell is the newest artist participating in this year’s Made in Mathews Open Studio Tour, to be held Friday through Sunday at various locations throughout Mathews County. Welding…
Youth art on display (11/21/2017) - A reception for participants in the Art Enrichment Program sponsored by Arts on Main for students at four Gloucester elementary schools will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on…
New, veteran actors take stage in ‘Sister Act’ (11/8/2017) - Beginning Friday, the Court House Players will bring the musical “Sister Act” to the stage of the Harry M. Ward Auditorium at Mathews High School. The cast boasts both veteran…
‘Raw Earth’ exhibit opens Friday at Bay School (11/8/2017) - The exhibition “Raw Earth” opens from 5-7 p.m. this Friday in the Art Speaks Gallery at the Bay School Community Arts Center on Main Street, Mathews. Featuring the works of…
Free holiday concert at MHS Nov. 19 (11/8/2017) - The Courthouse Community Orchestra will present a holiday concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19, in the Mathews High School auditorium. The program will feature a selection of seasonal…
Gloucester Library participating in National Novel Writing Month (11/1/2017) - The Gloucester Library will observe November as National Novel Writing Month for the first time this year. Participants for the program are asked to write a 50,000-word novel this month.…
Court House Players to present ‘Sister Act’ musical (11/1/2017) - “Sister Act,” a feel-good whirlwind of a musical based on the 1992 film, will be presented by the Court House Players Friday-Sunday, Nov. 10-12, at Mathews High School. Evening performances…
Made in Mathews Open Studio Tour returns Nov. 24-25 (11/1/2017) - The annual Made in Mathews Open Studio Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 24 and 25, and from noon to 5 p.m.…
Bethany UMC to present Bach’s Goldberg Variations (10/25/2017) - Organist Rudy Shackelford will present composer Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations in a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Bethany United Methodist Church, 1860 Hayes Road, Gloucester Point. Celebrating the…
Arts on Main concert (10/25/2017) - Italian musician and songwriter Luca Burgalassi will perform from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11 at Arts on Main in Gloucester.  The multi-talented artist plays acoustic and electric guitars, as…
Good Shot Judy headlines at Virginia’s Li’l Ole Opry (10/18/2017) - Virginia’s Li’l Ole Opry will make a departure from its usual country music offerings this week to present the Big Band sound of Good Shot Judy. Doors open at 7:30…
Plein air artist to be First Friday special guest (10/18/2017) - Award-winning plein air artist Hai-Ou Hou will be the special guest at Arts on Main’s First Friday, to be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, at the gallery…
Two on Tap comes to MHS Sunday (10/18/2017) - Broadway veterans Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano, performing as Two on Tap, will sing and dance to unique musical arrangements during a performance at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mathews High…