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  • Olde Towne Farmers Market
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    42nd Annual Student Art & Design Exhibition
    TCC Visual Arts Center

    9 AM - 9 PM - Featuring over 200 works by more than 100 students, works have been created for art classes since last May, and represent program courses in Studio Arts, Photography, Graphic Design, Ceramics and Glassblowing.

    For more information, call the Tidewater Community College's Visual Arts
    Center at 822-1888 or visit them online, www.tcc.edu/vac/.

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    Tradition/Innovation Exhibit

    Exhibit features traditional arts and contemporary crafts from Virginia and the southeastern United States.

    Presented by the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center (formerly the Courthouse Galleries) Corner of High & Court St. | 393-8543

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    Tinkertoy: Build Your Imagination®

    Open through May 12 - A special welcome gallery and nine unique activity stations invite children and families to use Tinkertoys to explore topics like renewable energy, to experiment with ideas and create their own inventions. Included with museum admission. Portsmouth Museum Members FREE.

    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St., Portsmouth | 757-393-5258

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    Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

    Open through October 13 -  in the Courtyard.

    Presented by the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center (formerly the Courthouse Galleries) Corner of High & Court St. | 393-8543

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    Portsmouth Book Group

    6:30 - 7:45 pm Are you a voracious reader who loves to talk about books? Come join the Portsmouth Book Group! Our book selections are eclectic, so we hope to attract a wide variety of readers. Try us out and share the titles you would like to discuss.

    Churchland Library - For more information, please call 757-393-8759

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    Portsmouth City Council Meeting

    Public Work Session
    Presentation of Operating/CIP Budgets

    6 PM - City Hall Building, 801 Crawford Street

    City of Portsmouth | 757-393-8639

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    Portsmouth State of the City 2013

    Noon - 2:00 PM - Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Conference Center

    Register online at the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce website

    FirstEvents - Olde Towne Portsmouth

    Held the first Friday through Sunday of each month, Olde Towne Portsmouth's business community opens its doors along High Street between Effingham Street and the riverfront. Events and activities include Arts to Antiques Flea Market, free museum admission, exhibit openings and art afternoons, and a lot more. Sponsored by the Olde Towne Business Association | 757-397-7173

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    Friends of the Library Book Sale

    Noon - 6 PM - basement of the Main Library, 601 Court Street

    5Concert In the Courtyard - Free Music Series

    5 - 8 PM - Enjoy music in the courtyard from Lewis and Kayce McGehee

    Presented by the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center (formerly the Courthouse Galleries) and PortsEvents | Corner of High & Court St. | 393-8543

    6Olde Towne Antiques to Flea Market

    10 AM - 2 PM - The Olde Towne Antiques to Flea Market is conveniently located in the Middle Street Garage at the corner of Middle & London Streets and is held year round, rain or shine on the first Saturday of each month. Gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 2 p.m. Always Free Admission & Free Parking! Call 757-339-1876 for additional information.

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    Friends of the Library Book Sale

    10 AM - 4 PM - basement of the Main Library, 601 Court Street

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    Portsmouth’s Civil War Homefront

    10AM - 5 PM - Enjoy living history demonstrations, hands-on activities and exhibits exploring the conflict in depth. Free admission.

    Presented by the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum | 757-393-8591 | www.portsmouthnavalshipyardmuseum.com

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    Women in Basketball / Mommy & Me Family Fun Day

    11 AM - 3 PM - Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum. Basketball themed arts and crafts as well as contests for the whole family. 

    For more information, please call 757-393-8031 or www.vshfm.com

    7First Sunday Breakfast, Brunch, or Lunch

    Call your favorite restaurant for details.
    Click here for a list of downtown area retaurants

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    Old Dominion University Music Department Showcase

    7:30 PM - Presented by Portsmouth Community Concerts
    Willett Hall, 3701 Willett Drive.

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    Annual Child Abuse Awareness Walk

    10: AM - 2:00 PM - Starting place: Portsmouth DSS
    The walk will begin promptly at 1701 High Street to Crawford Street and back down London Boulevard Ending at Portsmouth DSS.

    For more information: Contact Darlene Parker at 405-1800 ext. #8445

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    NANO DAY at the Children's Museum of Virginia

    Noon - 4:00 PM - Co-hosted by Norfolk State University. Participate in experiments, check out interactive demonstrations, and meet the scientists who bring this innovative technology to our everyday life. Your eyes will be HUGE after seeing these activities about this SMALL-SCALE science!

    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St.| 757-393-5258

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    Portsmouth City Council Meeting

    Public Work Session

    6 PM - City Hall Building, 801 Crawford Street

    City of Portsmouth | 757-393-8639

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    Portsmouth City Council Meeting

    Public Work Session - 5 PM

    Regular City Council Meeting - 7 PM

    City Hall Building, 801 Crawford Street

    City of Portsmouth | 757-393-8639

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    The 61st Annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (PIT)

    Showcasing the best in college basketball. The tournament will feature 64 of the senior basketball players in the country. Representatives from the NBA, NBADL and International Leagues will be on hand to witness this event. Churchland High School Gymnasium.

    • Wed: 5-9 PM;
    Thur: 3:15 – 9 PM
    Fri: 3:15 – 9 PM
    Sat: Noon – 8 PM

    www.portsmouthinvitational.com | 757-393-8481

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    Neighborhood Academy

    6-8 pm - Learn how to access City services and partner with local government to improve neighborhood quality. This two-night curriculum is free and open to the public. Calls held at City Hall, 6th Floor Council Chamber

    To register call Bernadette Hogge at 393-5143 ext. 4129 or email her hoggeb@portsmouthva.gov

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    Hill House Spring Garden Tea

    All proceeds benefit the continued restoration of this historic house. Visit them on Facebook and watch the work in progress.

    Questions? Call Courtney at 757-397-6773 or email cb4pink@yahoo.com

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    Creek Keepers' Party

    1 - 4 PM - Come explore the Hoffler Creek watershed and find out how you and your neighbors can be Creek Keepers. Join us for this day of FREE family fun with a Creek Keepers' Scavenger Hunt, games, activities and more! While you explore HCWP & Lake Ballard, learn about the Creek Keeper's Diet and find out how you can care for the Chesapeake Bay. Children age 12 and under will receive a free Beanie Baby.

    Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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    Family Movie Night

    6:00 pm - Enjoy a night out and bring your family to watch a movie on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. 

    Churchland Library - For more information, please call 757-686-2538

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    Neighborhood Academy

    6-8 pm - Learn how to access City services and partner with local government to improve neighborhood quality. This two-night curriculum is free and open to the public. Calls held at City Hall, 6th Floor Council Chamber

    To register call Bernadette Hogge at 393-5143 ext. 4129 or email her hoggeb@portsmouthva.gov

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    Kickoff: PrettyUp Portsmouth:
    City-wide Beautification Initiative

    7:30 AM - Presented by the Portsmouth Rotary's Paint Your Heart Out,
    the Great American Clean-Up, and the City of Portsmouth.

    Portsmouth City Park
     
    Calling all Civic Leagues, Volunteers, Churches, Businesses, Schools, and City Employees

    To volunteer or register your group or community, call Donna Corbus at 393-8621 • Ext. 7369
    Registration deadline: Friday, March 31, 2013

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    Olde Towne Farmer's Market

    9 AM – 1 PM - Historic district market with locally and organically grown veggies, fruits, nut, herbs, beef, chicken, eggs, seafood, artisanal breads, scones, pastries, cakes, pies, jams, jellies, salsas, fresh, dried and silk flowers, soaps, lotions, pottery, arts/crafts. Just outside the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center courtyard at Court and High Streets. Visit the Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market website for more details

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    Twin Pines Road Neighborhoods' Creek Keepers' Party

    1 - 4 PM - Come explore the Hoffler Creek watershed and find out how you and your neighbors can be Creek Keepers. Join us for this day of FREE family fun with a Creek Keeper's Scavenger Hunt, games, activities, food and more! While you explore HCWP & Lake Ballard, learn about the Creek Keeper's Diet and find out how you can care for the CHesapeake Bay. Children ages 12 and under will receive a free Beanie Baby. If you can't come on your neighborhoods party date, please feel free to attend one of the other party dates.

    Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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    Portsmouth City Council Meeting

    Public Work Session

    6 PM - City Hall Building, 801 Crawford Street

    City of Portsmouth | 757-393-8639

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    Virginia Arts Festival presents
    Rebel: A Baroque Celebration

    7:30 PM - These impassioned, virtuosic champions of early music have won ardent fans with their unique style and expressive, provocative approach to the Baroque and Classical repertoires. "Joy and a feeling of utter abandonment to the momentum of the musical line was the prevailing impression...brightly sophisticated flourishes, dazzling improvisation, spectacular finger work" (Newark Star Ledger).

    Trinity Episcopal Church, 500 Court Street, 757-393-0431

    Virginia Arts Festival | Tickets $30

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    Portsmouth City Council Meeting

    Public Work Session - 5 PM

    Regular City Council Meeting - 7 PM

    City Hall Building, 801 Crawford Street

    City of Portsmouth | 757-393-8639

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    Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum:
    VIP Reception

    7 PM - Inducting the Class of 2013 into the Hall of Fame.  Ticketed Event.

    Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum | 757-393-8031
    206 High St. - Portsmouth, VA 23704

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    Restoration of Rights Clinic

    9 AM - 1 PM - Information on applying for Restoring of your Rights. One to One Assistance.

    Hosted by the Portsmouth Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Gamma Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Zeta Pi Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

    For additional information please contact Daphne Waring-Sorrell @(757) 525-3784 or Cynthia Morrison, Clerk of Courts @ (757) 393-8671

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    Olde Towne Farmer's Market

    9 AM – 1 PM - Historic district market with locally and organically grown veggies, fruits, nut, herbs, beef, chicken, eggs, seafood, artisanal breads, scones, pastries, cakes, pies, jams, jellies, salsas, fresh, dried and silk flowers, soaps, lotions, pottery, arts/crafts. Just outside the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center courtyard at Court and High Streets. Visit the Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market website for more details

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    Get Healthy Portsmouth - A Walk for a Healthy Community

    10 AM - 2 PM - Come join the Mayor in fun and fitness activties for the entire family. Zumba, obstacle course, low impact aerobics, and more.

    10:00am - EVENT BEGINS- Registration, Vendors, kids activities running.
    10:15am - Mayor Wright Speech
    10:30am - Walk begins in Crawford Circle
    11:15am - Walk Concludes
    11:30am - Zumba (20-30 minutes in duration)
    Noon - Tiger Martial Arts demo & Future Olympian speaks to attendees
    12:30pm - Jump Rope demonstration
    1:15pm - Cool Down Yoga Session
    2:00pm - Closing Remarks

    nTelos Wireless Pavilion

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    Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
    Inductee Autograph Session

    11 AM - 1 PM - Autograph session featuring the 2013 inductees as well as past inductees.

    Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum | 757-393-8031
    206 High St. - Portsmouth, VA 23704

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    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Debutante Cotillion

    6 PM - The  Cotillion is a formal ball sponsored by Gamma Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. where young women are introduced to society by their parents or guardians. It is the culmination of five months of education, cultural, and community service activities that will enhance their lives. 

    Willett Hall, 3701 Willett Drive. For more information please call, 757-393-5460.

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    Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum:
    42nd Annual Induction Banquet

    7 PM - (Ticketed Event) Renaissance Hotel and Waterfront Conference Center.  Speeches for the inducted class as well as dinner for guests.

    Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum | 757-393-8031
    206 High St. - Portsmouth, VA 23704

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    River Shore Road Neighborhoods' Creek Keepers' Party

    1 - 4 PM - Come explore the Hoffler Creek watershed and find out how you and your neighbors can be Creek Keepers. Join us for this day of FREE family fun with a Creek Keeper's Scavenger Hunt, games, activities, food and more! While you explore HCWP & Lake Ballard, learn about the Creek Keeper's Diet and find out how you can care for the CHesapeake Bay. Children ages 12 and under will receive a free Beanie Baby. If you can't come on your neighborhoods party date, please feel free to attend one of the other party dates.

    Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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    Teen Book Club

    2:45 - 4 pm - Middle and high school teens ages 13 - 18 interested in the monthly teen book club. Participants get their books at the meeting.

    Manor Library - For more information, please call 757-465-2916

     

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