April 2016 · Portsmouth, Virginia Events and Activities

On display
through May 8

Exhibit: “Degrees of Separation”

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

During or throughout their careers, many visual artists have assumed the role of teacher, using a portion of their creative energy to inspire and build the skills for the next generation of artists so that they may realize their abilities and aspirations as artists.  Degrees of Separation references that link between teacher and student, and future generations as the artistic lineage grows and is passed along.

For this exhibit, the chain of influence connects Portsmouth Public Schools Art Teacher, Jean Benvenuto Stith (Giacolone) to her professor, Charles Sibley under whom she studied at Old Dominion University.  Stith credits Sibley’s use of color and painting expertise as having a powerful impact on her as an artist and teacher.  For this exhibition, paintings by Charles Sibley and Jean Benvenuto Stith (Giacolone) are featured along with mixed-media works by six of Stith’s former students who have pursued careers in the arts.  This next generation of artists include: Cameron Booth, Brenden Fagan, Jon Gaines, Brittany Hopper , Zepher Potrafka and Terron Sorrells.

On display
through June 5

Exhibit: “Vanishing Beauty”

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

From sea-level rise to mountain top-removal, Vanishing Beauty features work by artists whose art addresses concerns for conservation of the environment. From photographs to sculpture, paintings drawings, digital art, and video, the exhibit raises awareness on issues affecting our planet and ultimately our daily lives.

For the past 15 years, North Carolina photographer Carl Galie, a native of West Virginia who was reared in a coal mining family, has photographed the devastating impact of mountain removal for coal and its impact on our nation’s streams, rivers, and water resources. Lauran Rosenthal’s River Atlas is a river-centered atlas that proposes a new social-political structure for the United States, based on our fresh water systems. Sculptor Brent Crothers uses both natural and recycled industrial materials to create evocative and poetic sculptures directed at the heart of our human footprint.

Friday

April 1

5 – 8 pm

Exhibit Reception: 2016 Outdoor Sculpture, Degrees of Separation, Vanishing Beauty

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Opening Reception: Friday, April 1, 2016 | 5 – 8 pm

This annual juried Sculpture Exhibit, now in its 11th year, features a range of outdoor sculptures in our garden courtyard created by artists from the region and beyond.

Degrees of Separation: During or throughout their careers, many visual artists have assumed the role of teacher, using a portion of their creative energy to inspire and build the skills for the next generation of artists so that they may realize their abilities and aspirations as artists.  Degrees of Separation references that link between teacher and student, and future generations as the artistic lineage grows and is passed along.

Vanishing Beauty: From sea-level rise to mountain top-removal, Vanishing Beauty features work by artists whose art addresses concerns for conservation of the environment.  From photographs to sculpture, paintings drawings, digital art, and video, the exhibit raises awareness on issues affecting our planet and ultimately our daily lives.

First Friday
April 1
5 – 8 pm

First Friday Concert Series featuring Jimmy Masters

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Jimmy Masters once again brings his extraordinary talents to the Courtyard, accompanied by some of the finest jazz soloists around.

Celebrate the arts with exhibit opening receptions and live music performances, with styles ranging from jazz to blues, rock-n-roll, to independent singer-songwriters.  Exhibits and music are free and open to the public.

Saturday

April 2

7 – 10 am

Bunny Hop 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run

Location: Portsmouth Pavilion

Come out and have fun at our family-friendly event. Proceeds to benefit the Portsmouth Museums Foundation in support of the Children’s Museum of Virginia!

Registration Fees: 5k is $25 and Family Fun Run 1 Mile is $20 through January 31st.  From February 1 until February 29, 5k is $30 and Family Fun Run is $25.  From March 1 until race day, 5k is $35 and Family Fun Run is $30.Packet Pick-up will be available on the day of the race or on Friday, April 1st at the Children’s Museum of Virginia from 11:30am – 5:00pm.

Race Day Schedule:
7:00 a.m. – Registration and Packet Pick-up Opens @ Portsmouth Pavilion
7:45 a.m. – Registration and Packet Pick-up for 1 Mile Family Fun Run Closes
8:00 a.m. – 1 Mile Family Fun Run Begins
8:15 a.m. – Registration and Packet Pick-up for 5k Closes
8:30 a.m. – 5k Race Begins

After the races, join us at the Portsmouth Pavilion for awards, music and fun activities!  All registered participants will enjoy Chick-fil-A original chicken sandwiches from our friends at Chick-fil-A of Frederick Boulevard, locally brewed craft beer for the adults, and face painting and balloon animals for the kids!  Both courses will dash through the picturesque streets of Olde Towne Portsmouth! For more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/BunnyHop5kVA or call 757-393-8983.

Saturday

April 2

10 am – 1 pm

Mini Olde Towne Farmer’s Market

Location: Corner of High and Court Streets

Seasonal favorites and more. Visit the Olde Towne Farmer’s Market website for more details.

 

Saturday

April 2

10 am – 2 pm

Olde Towne Antiques to Flea Market

Location: Middle Street Garage

Great finds of all kinds.  With more than 70 dealers and vendors exhibiting, you will enjoy hunting through this eclectic collection of unique and antique wares.  Discover a great selection of antique and estate furniture, architectural antiques, china, silverware, art and prints, sporting gear, musical instruments, books and ephemera, handmade crafts and toys, as well s decorative accessories and flea market items of all types and one of a kind items priced to sell. For more information please call 757-405-3500.

Saturday

April 2

10 am – 4 pm

Spring Tuner Car Show

Location: Portsmouth Pavilion

The pavilion plaza will be transformed into a start of the art Tuner Car show for the very first time. Individuals from throughout the region will be displaying their autos for all to enjoy.  The festival atmosphere will be enhanced with vendors and concessions as well as live music by DJ Joe Fu and a visit from the Portsmouth Tuner Fest Girls. This event is FREE and open to the public with FREE parking in the Portsmouth City lots.

For more information please call 757-393-8181 or visit http://pavilionconcerts.com

Saturday

April 2

10 am – 5 pm

First Weekend Saturday Series

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Local band Who We Are Not will perform live in the courtyard during the morning Farmers Market that takes place every Saturday around the Museum’s sidewalk off Court and High Streets.  Who We Are Not is headed by husband and wife singer-songwriters, Pamela Jo Sward and Joe Talley who mix a surprising combination of folk, jazz, and pop into their music style.

Inside the museum, artists featured in the current exhibit Degrees of Separation will talk about their experience and share insights into their work on view, answering question and explaining their process.

Exhibits and events are free and open to the public. For more information please call 757-393-8543 or visit www.portsmouthartcenter.com.

Saturday

April 2

10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Art on a String: Kite Making Activities

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

It’s that time of the year again, when the breeze is warmer and April is Kite Month.  As always the art museum will host kite-making activities each Saturday so that everyone will have a kite to fly.  During times the kite making activities is offered visitors may purchase kite kits for $3.00 each and museum staff will assist in its creation, which is both fast and fun.  Markers will be available for decorating the kiters so as to make each one a work of art to be flown. These small kites are fool-proof when it comes to flying.  Based on classic professional designs, they will take to the air naturally.  Be sure to bring your kites to test them out or learn to fly them at 11th Annual Atlantic Coast Kite Festival.  Admission is free on First Saturday’s. 

Saturday

April 2

11 am – 1 pm

Market Music: Who We Are Not

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Local band Who We Are Not will perform live in the courtyard during the morning Farmers Market that takes place every Saturday around the Museum’s sidewalk off Court and High Streets.  Who We Are Not is headed by husband and wife singer-songwriters, Pamela Jo Sward and Joe Talley who mix a surprising combination of folk, jazz, and pop into their music style.  Free and open to all.  For more information please call 757-393-8543.

Saturday

April 2

Noon – 4 pm

Nano Days

Location: Children’s Museum of Virginia

Immerse yourself in small scale science with experiments and demonstrations led by students from Norfolk State University.  Test your Nano IQ and meet the scientist who brings this cutting edge technology to your everyday life.  Your eyes will be Huge after seeing these activities.

Saturday

April 2

2 – 4 pm

Forestry Stewardship Corps

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park

Help target invasive plants and rejuvenate the forest of Paradise Creek Nature Park.  Invasive plants impact the health of the forest by killing off natives, changing the habitat and affecting the food chain.  Learn how to identify and remove these plants and what you can do at home to keep them away and restore habitat to your own backyard.  All ages allowed with adult supervision for those under 18.  Free – Registration is required.

For more information please call 757-399-7487.

Sunday

April 3

1 -3 pm

“Feed your Wild Side” – Spring Tasting Tour

Location: Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Local naturalist, survival expert and author Vickie Shufer, will lead the annual Spring Tasting Tour at Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve.  Join in as Vickie leads a walk through the Preserve collecting dandelions, chickweed and other springtime edibles while explaining the nutritional value you unlock with every bite.  Participants will share their collection in a Spring Greens salad with the group.   The tour is limited to twenty-five participants.

Registration is discounted or members of Hoffler Creek Wildlife Foundation at $10 per person.  Non-members admission is $18.  Advanced registration is required.

For more information please call 757-686-8684.

Every Monday
thru May 2
6 – 9 pm

2016 Citizen’s Academy

Location: Portsmouth Police Department

The Portsmouth Police Department is proud to present the Citizen’s Police Academy every Monday from March 14 – May 2.  This community oriented program is designed to provide private citizens and members of the business community with an insider’s perspective of police work. Police Department instructors will cover a variety of topics such as Uniform Patrol duties, functions of the Criminal Investigations Unit, and Crime Prevention and Community Policing. Several hands-on classes will also be available to include firearm safety and traffic stop exercises.  Also there will classes that involve demonstrations from specialized unites including SWAT, K-9 and the Police Motor Squad.  The Citizens Police Academy will ultimately assist in reeducation of crime through forging a partnership between the community and the Police Department.

Please contact Becky Jacobs for more information and registration at 757-393-8088 or email her at Jacobsb@portsmouthva.gov

Monday

April 4

3 pm

Pinwheels for Prevention Dedication Ceremony

Location: Festival Park at Portsmouth Pavilion

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. A blue pinwheel is the national symbol for child abuse prevention. The simple toy embodies the effortless joy of childhood. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect rob some Portsmouth children of this special time in their lives. The Portsmouth Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign is a community-wide movement to affirm that all children deserve to be safe and nurtured.

Sponsored by Friends of the Portsmouth Juvenile Court
Download the Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign brochure

 

April 6
through
May 28

Virginia Cooperative Extensions: FIT Extension Online

FIT Extension is an 8-week, evidence based, online healthy lifestyle program.  You will be asked to sign up in teams of 5 and compete with increasing fruit and vegetable intake and physical activity.

Registration: $5 per person.  Registration deadline April 1, 2016.

Friday

April 8

2 – 4 pm

Service Days

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park

Become a river hero. Help us clean up the park, improve plantings and learn river stewardship while you are at it.  Projects vary by date.  Groups please contact us in advance to schedule a private volunteer event.  All ages are allowed with adult supervision for those under 18. Free – Registration is required.

For more information please call 757-399-7487.

Saturday

April 9

9 – 11 am

Forestry Stewardship Corps

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park

Help target invasive plants and rejuvenate the forest of Paradise Creek Nature Park.  Invasive plants impact the health of the forest by killing off natives, changing the habitat and affecting the food chain.  Learn how to identify and remove these plants and what you can do at home to keep them away and restore habitat to your own backyard.  All ages allowed with adult supervision for those under 18.  Free – Registration is required.

For more information please call 757-399-7487.

Saturday

April 9

10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Art on a String: Kite Making Activities

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

It’s that time of the year again, when the breeze is warmer and April is Kite Month.  As always the art museum will host kite-making activities each Saturday so that everyone will have a kite to fly.  During times the kite making activities is offered visitors may purchase kite kits for $3.00 each and museum staff will assist in its creation, which is both fast and fun.  Markers will be available for decorating the kiters so as to make each one a work of art to be flown. These small kites are fool-proof when it comes to flying.  Based on classic professional designs, they will take to the air naturally.  Be sure to bring your kites to test them out or learn to fly them at 11th Annual Atlantic Coast Kite Festival.

Saturday

April 9

3 – 4 pm

Ranger Walk with Free Native Seeds

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park

Join our Education Ranger for a behind the scenes tour of the park in spring.  Learn insider facts, bring your binoculars to spy on winter wildlife and have your nature questions answered by our ranger. Suitable for adults and children.

Free, but registration is required.  For more information or to register please call 757-399-7487.

Sunday

April 10

2 pm

6th Annual Chevra Cinema: Au Revior, les Enfants

Location: Jewish Museum and Cultural Center

Au Revior, les Enfants will be introduced by Arthur Steinberg – Rabbi Emeritus of Ohef Sholom Temple with Special Guest presenter Professor Andrew Quicke – Former Bureau Chief CBN Jerusalem, Israel.  For more information please call 757-391-9266.

Monday

April 11

5:30 pm

Behind the Scenes with Gino Francesconi, archivist, Carnegie Hall:  The Establishment of Archives and Insights of Sissieretta Jones

Location: Churchland Branch Library

The Portsmouth Museums welcomes Gino Francesconi, Director of Archives, Rose Museum, at Carnegie Hall in New York, to Portsmouth.  Mr. Francesconi, gues speaker, will discuss his role in the installation of the archives and share his insights about Sissieretta Jones, a native of Portsmouth, and one of the first African-American artists to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York.

The lecture is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information contact 757-393-8983.

Tuesday

April 12

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Master Gardener’s Lecture Series: Tasty Tomatoes and Vegetable Growing

Location: Churchland Branch Library

Free gardening lecture on growing tasty tomatoes and vegetables.  Virginia Cooperative Extension/Portsmouth For more information please call (757) 393-5197.

Wednesday
April 13 thru
Saturday
April 16

64th Annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (PIT)

Location: Churchland High School

Each year the basketball world focuses on Portsmouth as 64 of the nation’s best college seniors participate in a four-day, twelve-game tournament.  Scouts from every NBA Team are on-site to evaluate their talent. Today scouts from numerous international leagues have joined in on the annual April pilgrimage to Portsmouth.  Over the years the P.I.T. has been a showcase for five of the 50 greatest players in NBA History (Rick Barry, Earl ‘The Pearl” Monroe, Dave Cowens, John Stockton, Scottie Pippen) and for many others who have gone on to NBA stardom.

For more details and ticket information visit the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament website

Thursday

April 14

10 am – Noon

Writing Your History: An African-American Memoir Workshop

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Would you like to be part of making history by creating testimonials of your experience living in the black community of Portsmouth before the Civil Rights Act? Here is your opportunity to create an archive of memories to be displayed and maintained by the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum for generations to come. In this creative writing workshop you will explore stories of black life – epic and anecdotal. You will generate notes and ideas as a group, read samples of memoires and learn the tools and language of creative writing. You will share your written work in a stimulating and supportive environment. Then when ready, you will share your stories; share your history.

Lisa Hartz holds an MA in English Writing from Hollins University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Miami. She is the former Director of The Muse Writers Center in Norfolk and the current Director of the Seven Cities Writers Project.

The cost is $25 ($20 for members). Please call 757-393-8543 to register.

Thursday

April 14

5 pm

Open Art Forum: The State of Gifted Art Education in Public Schools

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

The museum will host a moderated panel discussion on the topic of gifted art education within the public schools.  Anyone with interest in art education, especially those directly involved are highly encouraged to attend. The panel will include regional art educators who will contribute multiple facets and perspectives to the conversation, including Bob Sites of Norfolk State University, Jean Stith of Churchland High School, and Trish Pfeifer of Norfolk Public Schools.  Diana Davenport, Art Education Supervisor for Portsmouth Public Schools, will act as Moderator.

Light refreshments will be served. The program is expect to last around an hour and a half.

Please call 757-393-8543 for information on this program.

Friday

April 15

7:30 pm

Portsmouth Community Concerts Presents: The Young Irelanders

Location: Willett Hall

The Young Irelanders is comprised of eight sensational performers who have Irish traditional music, song & dance running through their veins.  Although still in their 20’s & 30’s, these performers have achieved more than most people would aspire to in a lifetime.  They have performed for Presidents of Ireland, US Presidents, the Queen of England, the President of China, Prince Albert of Monaco, Empress Michiko of Japan, and have performed at Radio City Music Hall, the Great Hall of the People in China, the Kremlin State Palace in Moscow, the US Capitol Building, the Fox Theatre in Detroit and the Pantages Theatre in L.A.   The Young Irelanders was formed not only to merge the significant creative ideas and talents of a select group of young Irish performers, unique amongst their peers, but also in the hope that give their combined youthfulness and ability would act as a catalyst in attracting more young people to the world of traditional Irish music.  The group also toured as lead performers with Riverdance and Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, been soloists of PBS specials, shared the stage with Bono and have recorded with Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones).  The Young Irelanders were also chosen by Sting to perform for his exclusive private parties.  The sound the band creates is best described as eclectic, where traditional Irish music, Celtic music, folk music, world music, jazz music, country music and popular music come together to give rise to a very unique and multi-faceted sound.

For more information please call  757-686-5447 or visit the Portsmouth Community Concerts website.

Saturday

April 16

10 am – 1 pm

Mini Olde Towne Farmer’s Market

Location: Corner of High and Court Streets

Seasonal favorites and more. Visit the Olde Towne Farmer’s Market website for more details.

 

Saturday

April 16

10 am – 2 pm

8th Annual Cause for Paws – Benefiting the Portsmouth Humane Society

Location: Portside

Our 1-mile dog walk is one of our favorite traditions! Join in on the fun by bringing your well-mannered canine companion on a friendly stroll through Olde Towne Portsmouth. Don’t be fooled, though – fierce competition rages behind the scenes as our walkers vie to earn the honorable title of “Top Fundraiser”! Get your friends, coworkers, and family in on the fun by asking them to support you on your quest to help Portsmouth’s homeless animals by making a donation to your FirstGiving page. Prizes will be awarded for top fundraisers, and the individual with the highest total by the day of the festival will earn a prestigious spot on an engraved plaque hanging in the halls of Portsmouth Humane Society!

For more information visit the Portsmouth Humane Society website or call 757-397-6004

Saturday

April 16

10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Art on a String: Kite Making Activities

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

It’s that time of the year again, when the breeze is warmer and April is Kite Month.  As always the art museum will host kite-making activities each Saturday so that everyone will have a kite to fly.  During times the kite making activities is offered visitors may purchase kite kits for $3.00 each and museum staff will assist in its creation, which is both fast and fun.  Markers will be available for decorating the kiters so as to make each one a work of art to be flown. These small kites are fool-proof when it comes to flying.  Based on classic professional designs, they will take to the air naturally.  Be sure to bring your kites to test them out or learn to fly them at 11th Annual Atlantic Coast Kite Festival.

Saturday

April 16

1 pm

Reflections of Art: Artists Demonstration and Interpretation with special guest Eloise Shelton-Mayo on Cold Wax Work

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

A new series of programming employing the use of an overhead mirror gifted to the museum in 2013 by the Sumi-E Society of America. Each program will host a different artist to share their technique and expertise in a unique medium.  This first program will see guest artist and instructor Eloise Shelton-Mayo who will share her approach to cold wax surface painting.  Shelton-Mayo teaches art and design for TCC’s Visual Art Center and focuses her subject matter on “Psychological themes  of transition, memory and home” as she layers colors and then scratches through the surfaces to achieve “finishes of aged, worn things.”   Eloise has been in many exhibits and won many awards and recently took the 2015 Purchase Award at TCC’s Faculty Show.

For more information please call 757-393-8543.

Sunday

April 17

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Spring Tree Walk with Mike Aherron

Location: Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Join Mike Aherron, a local forester with the Virginia Department of Forestry, for a Spring Tree Walk at Hoffler Creek.  Just in time for Earth Day (April 23) and while spring blossoms are still wet, he will guide you around the Preserve, pointing out some of the great spring bloomers and discussing the importance of native plants.  Registration will occur at Hoffler Creek headquarters the day of the event.  The program is free for all but donations to support ongoing nature programming at Hoffler Creek are encouraged. For more information please call 757-686-8684.

Thursday

April 21

10 am – Noon

Writing Your History: An African-American Memoir Workshop

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Would you like to be part of making history by creating testimonials of your experience living in the black community of Portsmouth before the Civil Rights Act? Here is your opportunity to create an archive of memories to be displayed and maintained by the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum for generations to come. In this creative writing workshop you will explore stories of black life – epic and anecdotal. You will generate notes and ideas as a group, read samples of memoires and learn the tools and language of creative writing. You will share your written work in a stimulating and supportive environment. Then when ready, you will share your stories; share your history.

Lisa Hartz holds an MA in English Writing from Hollins University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Miami. She is the former Director of The Muse Writers Center in Norfolk and the current Director of the Seven Cities Writers Project.

The cost is $25 ($20 for members). Please call 757-393-8543 to register.

Friday

April 22

2 – 4 pm

Service Days

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park

Become a river hero. Help us clean up the park, improve plantings and learn river stewardship while you are at it.  Projects vary by date.  Groups please contact us in advance to schedule a private volunteer event.  All ages are allowed with adult supervision for those under 18. Free – Registration is required.

For more information please call 757-399-7487.

Saturday

April 23

10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Art on a String: Kite Making Activities

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

It’s that time of the year again, when the breeze is warmer and April is Kite Month.  As always the art museum will host kite-making activities each Saturday so that everyone will have a kite to fly.  During times the kite making activities is offered visitors may purchase kite kits for $3.00 each and museum staff will assist in its creation, which is both fast and fun.  Markers will be available for decorating the kiters so as to make each one a work of art to be flown. These small kites are fool-proof when it comes to flying.  Based on classic professional designs, they will take to the air naturally.  Be sure to bring your kites to test them out or learn to fly them at 11th Annual Atlantic Coast Kite Festival.

Thursday

April 28

10 am – Noon

Writing Your History: An African-American Memoir Workshop

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Would you like to be part of making history by creating testimonials of your experience living in the black community of Portsmouth before the Civil Rights Act? Here is your opportunity to create an archive of memories to be displayed and maintained by the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum for generations to come. In this creative writing workshop you will explore stories of black life – epic and anecdotal. You will generate notes and ideas as a group, read samples of memoires and learn the tools and language of creative writing. You will share your written work in a stimulating and supportive environment. Then when ready, you will share your stories; share your history.

Lisa Hartz holds an MA in English Writing from Hollins University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Miami. She is the former Director of The Muse Writers Center in Norfolk and the current Director of the Seven Cities Writers Project.

The cost is $25 ($20 for members). Please call 757-393-8543 to register.

Thursday

April 28

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Master Gardener Water Steward: Rain Barrel Workshop

Location: Virginia Cooperative Extension Portsmouth Office

Water conservation and rain barrel workshop. Participants wil make and take home their own rain barrel.  Fee for materials $50.  Virginia Cooperative Extension/Portsmouth

For more information please call (757) 393-5197

Friday

April 29

9:30 am

23rd Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament

Location: Bide-A-Wee Golf Course

Play a round of “Captains Choice” golf with Hall of Fame Inductees and celebrities at Bide-A-Wee Golf Course in Portsmouth. An awards reception with cold beverages and a light dinner will follow in the club house. Tickets to the VIP Reception are included.  Registration: 9:30 am; Shotgun Start 11 am and Awards Reception: 4 pm.

For more information please visit the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum website or call 757-393-8031.

Friday

April 29

2 – 4 pm

Forestry Stewardship Corps

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park

Help target invasive plants and rejuvenate the forest of Paradise Creek Nature Park.  Invasive plants impact the health of the forest by killing off natives, changing the habitat and affecting the food chain.  Learn how to identify and remove these plants and what you can do at home to keep them away and restore habitat to your own backyard.  All ages allowed with adult supervision for those under 18.  Free – Registration is required.

For more information please call 757-399-7487.

Friday

April 29

7 pm

VIP Celebrity Reception

Location: Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum

Meet the members of the Class of 2016 at the Hall of Fame as well as past inductees and enjoy the unveiling of the Class of 2016 display cases.  Open bar and light snacks included.  Single Ticket $50 each.

For more information please visit the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum website or call 757-393-8031.

Saturday

April 30

9 am – 2 pm

Inductee Autograph Session and Sports Card & Memorabilia Show

Location: Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum

Meet members from the Class of 2016 and collect autographs from them.  Also, buy sports cards and memorabilia from participation dealers.  Autograph session runs from Noon – 1 pm and is included with museum admission.

For more information please visit the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum website or call 757-393-8031.

Saturday

April 30

10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Art on a String: Kite Making Activities

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

It’s that time of the year again, when the breeze is warmer and April is Kite Month.  As always the art museum will host kite-making activities each Saturday so that everyone will have a kite to fly.  During times the kite making activities is offered visitors may purchase kite kits for $3.00 each and museum staff will assist in its creation, which is both fast and fun.  Markers will be available for decorating the kiters so as to make each one a work of art to be flown. These small kites are fool-proof when it comes to flying.  Based on classic professional designs, they will take to the air naturally.  Be sure to bring your kites to test them out or learn to fly them at 11th Annual Atlantic Coast Kite Festival.

Saturday

April 30

11 am Noon

YOGA at the Library

Location: Churchland Branch Library

A one hour long YOGA event free and open to the public. Class will be held in the Coleman Meeting Room and all levels are welcome. Bring a mat, water & some good vibrations! Please arrive a bit earlier than 11am to sign a waiver and find a spot in the room. Make sure to invite all your family, friends & neighbors as we bring our community together in a holistic way and start moving just in time for Spring! Email travellingyogi4u@gmail.com with any questions

Saturday

April 30

5:30 – 9:30 pm

45th Annual Induction Banquet

Location: Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel

Welcome and join the Class of 2016.  The evening features an open bar reception followed by dinner and the 2016 Induction Ceremony. Registration begins at 4:30 PM.

For more information please visit the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum website or call 757-393-8031.

Saturday

April 30

7 pm

Fire & Ice Jazz with Avery Sunshine, Peter White and Warren Hill

Location: Willett Hall

Smooth Flamingo Presents: Fire & Ice Jazz with Avery Sunshine, Peter White and Warren Hill at Willett Hall.  VIP MEET & GREET : $75.00 – includes light hors d’oeuvre and mingling with artist, pre-show at 5:30pm.

For more information please call 757-393-5144

Saturday
April 30
thru
Sunday
May 1

Atlantic Coast Kite Festival

Location:

  • Virginia Beach Oceanfront April 30th | 10 AM – 4PM
  • Portsmouth City Park May 1st | 10 AM – 4PM

This two day event celebrates a tradition for all cultures and ages with outdoor fun where participants can bring their own kites or make them, as well as learn to fly kites through demonstration, by professional performances, and kite-dancing.   Sponsored by the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, BeachEvents and Jackite Inc.

For more information please call 757-393-8543 or visit www.portsmouthartcenter.com

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