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Events for October 2014

Absentee voting for the November 4 election - York County
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Absentee voting for the November 4 election has begun in York County. Election information is available at www.yorkcounty.gov/voting. Absentee voting is available for those who will be out of their precinct on November 4, those who are unable to go to their polling place because of an illness or disability, and those who otherwise qualify to vote an absentee ballot. The deadline to apply to vote absentee by mail, email, or fax is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28. The deadline to apply to vote absentee in person is 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 1. In order to accommodate those who wish to vote absentee in person, the Registrar’s Office will be open Saturday, October 25, and Saturday, November 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The law permits emergency absentee voting in a few, very limited situations until 2 PM on Monday, November 3. For more information on emergency absentee voting, call the Registrar’s Office at 890-3440. Any voter age 65 or older or physically disabled may request a ballot from an officer of election outside the polling place but within 150 feet of the entrance to the polling place. On November 4, persons who meet one of these qualifications and who wish to vote outside the polling place can call the Registrar’s Office at 890-3440, and polling place officials will be alerted that a voter who wishes to vote outside the polling place will be arriving. Unofficial election results – including York County election results – will be available on the State Board of Elections Web site at www.sbe.virginia.gov as they are reported after the polls close on November 4. For additional information, please call the Registrar’s Office at 890-3440 or visit the website, www.yorkcounty.gov/voting

October 08, 2014 - October 28, 2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 

Savvy Social Security Planning: What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income Workshop
$20 per person (all donated to the Williamsburg Kiwanis Foundation)
Location: Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance; 421 North Boundary St.; Williamsburg, VA
Event Website

Social Security is far more complicated than most people realize. The decisions baby boomers make now can have a tremendous impact on the total amount of benefits they stand to receive over their lifetime. To help baby boomers better understand the Social Security system, this workshop will cover 5 factors to consider when deciding when to apply for benefits. When it makes sense to delay benefits, checking your earnings records, estimating benefits, coordinating with your spouse, minimizing taxes and how to coordinate with your other sources of retirement income.

October 21, 2014
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
 

Williamsburg Premium Outlets Job Fair
Free
Location: Information Booth, located in the Food Court, Williamsburg Premium Outlets, 5715-62A Richmond Road,Williamsburg, VA 23188

To prepare for this upcoming holiday season. Visit the Information Booth, located in the Food Court to pick up the employment flyer and to visit the stores in person and/or sit for an on-the-spot interview.

October 21, 2014
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
 

WILLIAMSBURG REGIONAL LIBRARY PARKING DURING STRYKER CENTER PROJECT
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Construction fencing is scheduled to go up around the Stryker Building on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. The fencing will take away a minimum of 30 parking spaces from the Williamsburg Library parking lot for at least 12 months. Alternative parking is available at these sites: - In the parking garage on North Boundary Street - Around the Community Building - On Armistead Street - On North Boundary - On Scotland Street - In the Prince George Parking Garage (230 North Henry Street) The parking will be monitored closely throughout construction and additional strategies will be implemented as circumstances warrant.

October 15, 2014
 
 

Williamsburg Walk to End Alzheimer's
$
Location: Matthew Whaley Elementary School
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The Walk to End Alzheimer’s unites the entire community in a display of combined strength and dedication in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Money raised is used to support local families dealing with this disease, and to fund research initiatives. Join us to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, available community resources, and the services provided by the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Registration at 8:30am | Ceremony at 9:30am | Walk at 10:00am 2 miles.

October 25, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 
 

WILLIAMSBURG REGIONAL LIBRARY PARKING DURING STRYKER CENTER PROJECT
Event Website

Construction fencing is scheduled to go up around the Stryker Building on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. The fencing will take away a minimum of 30 parking spaces from the Williamsburg Library parking lot for at least 12 months. Alternative parking is available at these sites: - In the parking garage on North Boundary Street - Around the Community Building - On Armistead Street - On North Boundary - On Scotland Street - In the Prince George Parking Garage (230 North Henry Street) The parking will be monitored closely throughout construction and additional strategies will be implemented as circumstances warrant.

October 22, 2014
 
 

Halloween Business After Hours
$10 + A Business Card
Location: Colonial Heritage Club 6700 Arthur Hills Dr.

Come join us for a Halloween themed Business After Hours! Food, drink and fun networking! Wear a mask if you dare and prizes for the best one will be awarded! Who was that masked person I was networking with last night?...

October 30, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
 

York County - Trick-or-Treat Hours
Location: York County District
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This year’s hours for trick-or-treating in York County will be from dusk to 8 p.m. on Halloween, Friday, October 31. Children age 12 or younger may trick-or-treat and should be accompanied by an adult. Residents are asked to turn on porch lights to identify homes that wish to receive trick-or-treaters. To ensure a safe Halloween experience, the York County Department of Fire and Life Safety and the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office recommend the following safety tips: • Use makeup instead of masks. Plastic or rubber masks can impair a child’s vision. If masks are worn, advise children to lift their masks while traveling from house to house and when crossing the street. Remind children to be careful, watch for traffic, and to use flashlights. • Make sure costumes and shoes fit properly to avoid tripping hazards. • Purchase Halloween costumes (including wigs, capes and props) that feature a “flame-resistant” or “flame-retardant” label. • Bright and/or light-colored costumes are easier to see at night. • Carry a flashlight or light-stick, and attach “glow-in-the-dark” items or reflective tape to the front and back of children’s costumes. Make sure your trick-or-treater can see and be seen. • An adult should accompany younger children. Older children not accompanied by an adult should travel in groups of at least three. Plan an itinerary and set a time for children to return home. • Avoid houses where porch lights are off. • Do not allow children to accept unwrapped candy or fruit, and check all treats before allowing children to eat them. Any suspicious candy should be reported to the Sheriff’s Office as soon as possible. • Keep your jack-o-lanterns away from landings or doorways where costumes could brush against the candle flame. For added safety, consider using a glow stick or battery powered light instead of candles. • Dried flowers, cornstalks, hay, and crepe paper are highly flammable. Keep these and all decorations away from all open flames and heat sources. • Keep all exits (doors/windows) clear of decorations so that nothing blocks escape routes.

October 31, 2014 - October 31, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM