August 2018

August 1, 2018
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    EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018-October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

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    We Are the Music Makers: Preserving the Soul of America’s Music

    May 18, 2018-August 12, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception:  June 1, 2018, 5:00 – 8:00pm

    Music Maker Blues Review: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m., 463 Court St. Portsmouth

     

    Music Maker Relief Foundation was founded in 1994 by Denise and Timothy Duffy to preserve and share the musical traditions of the Southern musicians that have inspired American music and generations of country, rock, soul and rap musicians the world over.  Their efforts are preserved and featured in an exhibit of black & white photographic portraits and audio recordings.  Artifacts and artwork by such artists as Sam “The Dot Man” McMillian, NC and Elder Anderson Johnson, Newport News from the Music Maker collection are featured.      

    This musical journey kicks-off with a performance by the Music Maker Blues Review, the performing arm of the Music Maker Foundation on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at 463 Court Street.  Co-sponsors: Virginia Arts Festival, Rocket Bike and Portsmouth Museums.  

     

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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018-September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and theinternal pet trade.  You can help thesereptiles survive and migrate safely!  Theexhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum inpartnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and is designed for familyaudiences, and developed by Environmental Exhibit

    Collaborative.

     

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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018-October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception: July 6, 5:00 – 8:00pm

     

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    Junior Golf Camp #3

    July 30, 2018-August 2, 2018  
    Links at City Park, 7 CPL. J.L., Williams Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    July 30-August 2
    Call 465-1500 for more information

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    Monthly Coloring Contest

    March 1, 2018-August 31, 2018  
    Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Want to show off your mad arts skills and perhaps win a prize? Well the Portsmouth Public Library Main is looking for the most creative artwork. Children ages 2-11 are encouraged to participate in the monthly art contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative and creative work. Contact the Main Library for details at 757-393-8501.

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    Food Handler's Class

    August 1, 2018  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    1701 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Suite 102

    Classes will be held on Wednesday at 10 am, additional classes will be held at 2 pm on the first Wednesday of every month. Class is taught by Environmental Health Specialist, and will last approximately 1 ½ hours. Please arrive 30 minutes early to register.
    Cost: $10 (cash/checking/money order/credit card – no Discover or American Express)
    http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/portsmouth/classes/ 

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    Basic Computer Help

    August 1, 2018  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Portsmouth Public Library

    Location: Main Library – 757-393-8501

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    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

    June 16, 2018  5:00 pm-October 20, 2018  8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 16 – October 20, 2018
    Reception: July 6, 2018
    5 pm – 8 pm
    Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales retraces the Underground Railroad in this exhibition. Toured by Exhibits USA. In conjunction, Steve Prince will offer large-scale prints sharing his work on the African-American experiences.

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    Registration for Summer RAYS HEAT Begins

    March 5, 2018  8:00 pm-August 17, 2018  5:00 am
    801 Crawford St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Camp Dates: June 19-August 17, 2018

    Ages 5-12 & 13-17

    Time: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

    Cost: $25 non-refundable registration fee

    $252.00 for 9 week program (weekly rate $28 for residents | $50 fornon-residents)

    Before & After Care available

    Before (6 am – 7:30 am) - $75

    After (5:30 pm – 6:30 pm) - $50

    Before & After Care Combination - $100

    Sites: Cavalier Manor, Neighborhood Facility, Churchland ElementarySchool, Churchland Middle School, John Tyler Elementary, Joseph E. Parker teenRecreation Center (Ages 13-17), Cradock Recreation center (Therapeutic)

    www.portsvaprls.com

August 2, 2018
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    EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018-October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

  •  

    We Are the Music Makers: Preserving the Soul of America’s Music

    May 18, 2018-August 12, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception:  June 1, 2018, 5:00 – 8:00pm

    Music Maker Blues Review: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m., 463 Court St. Portsmouth

     

    Music Maker Relief Foundation was founded in 1994 by Denise and Timothy Duffy to preserve and share the musical traditions of the Southern musicians that have inspired American music and generations of country, rock, soul and rap musicians the world over.  Their efforts are preserved and featured in an exhibit of black & white photographic portraits and audio recordings.  Artifacts and artwork by such artists as Sam “The Dot Man” McMillian, NC and Elder Anderson Johnson, Newport News from the Music Maker collection are featured.      

    This musical journey kicks-off with a performance by the Music Maker Blues Review, the performing arm of the Music Maker Foundation on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at 463 Court Street.  Co-sponsors: Virginia Arts Festival, Rocket Bike and Portsmouth Museums.  

     

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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018-September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and theinternal pet trade.  You can help thesereptiles survive and migrate safely!  Theexhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum inpartnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and is designed for familyaudiences, and developed by Environmental Exhibit

    Collaborative.

     

  •  

    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018-October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception: July 6, 5:00 – 8:00pm

     

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    Junior Golf Camp #3

    July 30, 2018-August 2, 2018  
    Links at City Park, 7 CPL. J.L., Williams Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    July 30-August 2
    Call 465-1500 for more information

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    Monthly Coloring Contest

    March 1, 2018-August 31, 2018  
    Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Want to show off your mad arts skills and perhaps win a prize? Well the Portsmouth Public Library Main is looking for the most creative artwork. Children ages 2-11 are encouraged to participate in the monthly art contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative and creative work. Contact the Main Library for details at 757-393-8501.

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    Make n Take

    August 2, 2018  10:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    10:30 am – 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    http://portsmouthartcenter.com/event-directory/

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    Pre-School Storytime

    August 2, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Churchland Branch Library

    Birth to 5 years

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    Pre-School Storytime

    August 2, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Manor Branch Library

    Ages 3-5 years

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    Pre-School Storytime

    August 2, 2018  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Cradock Branch Library

    Ages 3-5 years

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    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

    June 16, 2018  5:00 pm-October 20, 2018  8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 16 – October 20, 2018
    Reception: July 6, 2018
    5 pm – 8 pm
    Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales retraces the Underground Railroad in this exhibition. Toured by Exhibits USA. In conjunction, Steve Prince will offer large-scale prints sharing his work on the African-American experiences.

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    Registration for Summer RAYS HEAT Begins

    March 5, 2018  8:00 pm-August 17, 2018  5:00 am
    801 Crawford St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Camp Dates: June 19-August 17, 2018

    Ages 5-12 & 13-17

    Time: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

    Cost: $25 non-refundable registration fee

    $252.00 for 9 week program (weekly rate $28 for residents | $50 fornon-residents)

    Before & After Care available

    Before (6 am – 7:30 am) - $75

    After (5:30 pm – 6:30 pm) - $50

    Before & After Care Combination - $100

    Sites: Cavalier Manor, Neighborhood Facility, Churchland ElementarySchool, Churchland Middle School, John Tyler Elementary, Joseph E. Parker teenRecreation Center (Ages 13-17), Cradock Recreation center (Therapeutic)

    www.portsvaprls.com

August 3, 2018
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    EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018-October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

  •  

    We Are the Music Makers: Preserving the Soul of America’s Music

    May 18, 2018-August 12, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception:  June 1, 2018, 5:00 – 8:00pm

    Music Maker Blues Review: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m., 463 Court St. Portsmouth

     

    Music Maker Relief Foundation was founded in 1994 by Denise and Timothy Duffy to preserve and share the musical traditions of the Southern musicians that have inspired American music and generations of country, rock, soul and rap musicians the world over.  Their efforts are preserved and featured in an exhibit of black & white photographic portraits and audio recordings.  Artifacts and artwork by such artists as Sam “The Dot Man” McMillian, NC and Elder Anderson Johnson, Newport News from the Music Maker collection are featured.      

    This musical journey kicks-off with a performance by the Music Maker Blues Review, the performing arm of the Music Maker Foundation on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at 463 Court Street.  Co-sponsors: Virginia Arts Festival, Rocket Bike and Portsmouth Museums.  

     

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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018-September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and theinternal pet trade.  You can help thesereptiles survive and migrate safely!  Theexhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum inpartnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and is designed for familyaudiences, and developed by Environmental Exhibit

    Collaborative.

     

  •  

    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018-October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception: July 6, 5:00 – 8:00pm

     

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    Monthly Coloring Contest

    March 1, 2018-August 31, 2018  
    Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Want to show off your mad arts skills and perhaps win a prize? Well the Portsmouth Public Library Main is looking for the most creative artwork. Children ages 2-11 are encouraged to participate in the monthly art contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative and creative work. Contact the Main Library for details at 757-393-8501.

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    Friends of the Portsmouth Public Library Book Sale

    August 3, 2018  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Portsmouth Public Library

    The Main Book Sale is every Saturday, 10 am – 2pm AND first Friday of each month, 10 am-2 pm. Every Saturday something good is going on in Olde Towne – come spend it with us. It’s going to be fun! 601 Court Street, side entrance. http://www.friendsofportsmouthlibrary.org/

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    Make n Take

    August 3, 2018  10:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    10:30 am – 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    http://portsmouthartcenter.com/event-directory/

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    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

    June 16, 2018  5:00 pm-October 20, 2018  8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 16 – October 20, 2018
    Reception: July 6, 2018
    5 pm – 8 pm
    Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales retraces the Underground Railroad in this exhibition. Toured by Exhibits USA. In conjunction, Steve Prince will offer large-scale prints sharing his work on the African-American experiences.

  •  

    Registration for Summer RAYS HEAT Begins

    March 5, 2018  8:00 pm-August 17, 2018  5:00 am
    801 Crawford St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Camp Dates: June 19-August 17, 2018

    Ages 5-12 & 13-17

    Time: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

    Cost: $25 non-refundable registration fee

    $252.00 for 9 week program (weekly rate $28 for residents | $50 fornon-residents)

    Before & After Care available

    Before (6 am – 7:30 am) - $75

    After (5:30 pm – 6:30 pm) - $50

    Before & After Care Combination - $100

    Sites: Cavalier Manor, Neighborhood Facility, Churchland ElementarySchool, Churchland Middle School, John Tyler Elementary, Joseph E. Parker teenRecreation Center (Ages 13-17), Cradock Recreation center (Therapeutic)

    www.portsvaprls.com

August 4, 2018
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    EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018-October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

  •  

    We Are the Music Makers: Preserving the Soul of America’s Music

    May 18, 2018-August 12, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception:  June 1, 2018, 5:00 – 8:00pm

    Music Maker Blues Review: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m., 463 Court St. Portsmouth

     

    Music Maker Relief Foundation was founded in 1994 by Denise and Timothy Duffy to preserve and share the musical traditions of the Southern musicians that have inspired American music and generations of country, rock, soul and rap musicians the world over.  Their efforts are preserved and featured in an exhibit of black & white photographic portraits and audio recordings.  Artifacts and artwork by such artists as Sam “The Dot Man” McMillian, NC and Elder Anderson Johnson, Newport News from the Music Maker collection are featured.      

    This musical journey kicks-off with a performance by the Music Maker Blues Review, the performing arm of the Music Maker Foundation on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at 463 Court Street.  Co-sponsors: Virginia Arts Festival, Rocket Bike and Portsmouth Museums.  

     

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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018-September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and theinternal pet trade.  You can help thesereptiles survive and migrate safely!  Theexhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum inpartnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and is designed for familyaudiences, and developed by Environmental Exhibit

    Collaborative.

     

  •  

    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018-October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception: July 6, 5:00 – 8:00pm

     

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

  •  

    Monthly Coloring Contest

    March 1, 2018-August 31, 2018  
    Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Want to show off your mad arts skills and perhaps win a prize? Well the Portsmouth Public Library Main is looking for the most creative artwork. Children ages 2-11 are encouraged to participate in the monthly art contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative and creative work. Contact the Main Library for details at 757-393-8501.

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    Coast Guard City Celebration: 10K Run, USCG 5K Run/Walk

    August 4, 2018  7:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Union Bank & Trust Pavilion, Festival Park, 16 Crawford Cir, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    10K begins at 7:00 am
    5K begins at 9 am
    The Sea Otter 1/4 Mile: 1030am

    Cut off times for the 10K Run is a 1 Hour 45 min. max finish time, and the 5K Run/Walk is a 1 Hour max finish time. All 10K, 5K & Kids 1/4 Mile participants will receive Event Tee Shirts, and Finisher Medals. Combo Challenge Participants will receive both finisher medals & the combo challenge medal (3 Medals). Sponsored by the City of Portsmouth.

    To register:
    https://www.raceit.com/Register/groups/default.aspx?newgroup=true&event=41096

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    Bank of America "Museums on Us"

    August 4, 2018  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    9 am – 5 pm
    Present your Bank of American or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card and a picture ID on the first full weekend of every month for one free general admission.
    Free general admission is limited to the cardholder at participating institution. Museum hours and participation varies. Excludes special exhibitions, ticketed shows and fundraising events. Not to be combined with other offers.
    https://about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/what-guides-us/arts-and-culture/partners.html#fbid=ha-8EYqCJwd

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    End of Summer Household Hazardous Waste

    August 4, 2018  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    I.C. Norcom High School, 1801 London Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    9 am – 12 pm

    We will be asking for school supplydonations at this event to benefit Parkview Elementary.  

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    Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmer's Market

    August 4, 2018  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Corner of Court & High Streets, Portsmouth

    The Farmer’s Market returns with seasonal fruits, vegetables, baked goods, meats, eggs, flowers and hand-crafted gifts to the corner of Court & High Streets. The market will continue at this site through December 15, 2018.

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    Friends of the Portsmouth Public Library Book Sale

    August 4, 2018  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Portsmouth Public Library

    The Main Book Sale is every Saturday, 10 am – 2pm AND first Friday of each month, 10 am-2 pm. Every Saturday something good is going on in Olde Towne – come spend it with us. It’s going to be fun! 601 Court Street, side entrance. http://www.friendsofportsmouthlibrary.org/

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    Olde Towne Antiques to Flea Market

    August 4, 2018  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    200 County St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    10 am – 2 pm
    Cost: Free Admission & Free Parking
    Visit the Olde Towne Portsmouth Antiques to Flea Market the first Saturday of each month and enjoy the eclectic collection of unique and antique wares. With more than 70 vendors, you will discover a great selection of antique and flea market items of all types – priced to sell! Shop for estate furniture, architectural salvage, china, silverware, art, sports gear, musical instruments, books and ephemera, hand-made crafts and toys, as well as decorative accessories and one-of-a-kind items. A favorite of local and visitors alike, it is a treasure hunter’s dream come true! Call 757-405-3500 for additional information and vendor space rentals.
    https://oldetowneportsmouth.com/olde-towne-events/

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    Mother Goose on the Loose

    August 4, 2018  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Portsmouth Public Library

    Birth to 36 months

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    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

    June 16, 2018  5:00 pm-October 20, 2018  8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 16 – October 20, 2018
    Reception: July 6, 2018
    5 pm – 8 pm
    Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales retraces the Underground Railroad in this exhibition. Toured by Exhibits USA. In conjunction, Steve Prince will offer large-scale prints sharing his work on the African-American experiences.

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    Movies in the Park - Peter Rabbit

    August 4, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Portsmouth City Park, Cpl J M Williams Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23701, USA

    7 pm
    Cost: Free
    For more information, call 757-393-8481.

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    Registration for Summer RAYS HEAT Begins

    March 5, 2018  8:00 pm-August 17, 2018  5:00 am
    801 Crawford St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Camp Dates: June 19-August 17, 2018

    Ages 5-12 & 13-17

    Time: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

    Cost: $25 non-refundable registration fee

    $252.00 for 9 week program (weekly rate $28 for residents | $50 fornon-residents)

    Before & After Care available

    Before (6 am – 7:30 am) - $75

    After (5:30 pm – 6:30 pm) - $50

    Before & After Care Combination - $100

    Sites: Cavalier Manor, Neighborhood Facility, Churchland ElementarySchool, Churchland Middle School, John Tyler Elementary, Joseph E. Parker teenRecreation Center (Ages 13-17), Cradock Recreation center (Therapeutic)

    www.portsvaprls.com

August 5, 2018
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    EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018-October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

  •  

    We Are the Music Makers: Preserving the Soul of America’s Music

    May 18, 2018-August 12, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception:  June 1, 2018, 5:00 – 8:00pm

    Music Maker Blues Review: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m., 463 Court St. Portsmouth

     

    Music Maker Relief Foundation was founded in 1994 by Denise and Timothy Duffy to preserve and share the musical traditions of the Southern musicians that have inspired American music and generations of country, rock, soul and rap musicians the world over.  Their efforts are preserved and featured in an exhibit of black & white photographic portraits and audio recordings.  Artifacts and artwork by such artists as Sam “The Dot Man” McMillian, NC and Elder Anderson Johnson, Newport News from the Music Maker collection are featured.      

    This musical journey kicks-off with a performance by the Music Maker Blues Review, the performing arm of the Music Maker Foundation on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at 463 Court Street.  Co-sponsors: Virginia Arts Festival, Rocket Bike and Portsmouth Museums.  

     

  •  

    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018-September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and theinternal pet trade.  You can help thesereptiles survive and migrate safely!  Theexhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum inpartnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and is designed for familyaudiences, and developed by Environmental Exhibit

    Collaborative.

     

  •  

    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018-October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception: July 6, 5:00 – 8:00pm

     

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

  •  

    Monthly Coloring Contest

    March 1, 2018-August 31, 2018  
    Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Want to show off your mad arts skills and perhaps win a prize? Well the Portsmouth Public Library Main is looking for the most creative artwork. Children ages 2-11 are encouraged to participate in the monthly art contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative and creative work. Contact the Main Library for details at 757-393-8501.

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    Bank of America "Museums on Us"

    August 5, 2018  11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    11 am – 5 pm
    Present your Bank of American or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card and a picture ID on the first full weekend of every month for one free general admission.
    Free general admission is limited to the cardholder at participating institution. Museum hours and participation varies. Excludes special exhibitions, ticketed shows and fundraising events. Not to be combined with other offers.
    https://about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/what-guides-us/arts-and-culture/partners.html#fbid=ha-8EYqCJwd

  •  

    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

    June 16, 2018  5:00 pm-October 20, 2018  8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 16 – October 20, 2018
    Reception: July 6, 2018
    5 pm – 8 pm
    Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales retraces the Underground Railroad in this exhibition. Toured by Exhibits USA. In conjunction, Steve Prince will offer large-scale prints sharing his work on the African-American experiences.

  •  

    Registration for Summer RAYS HEAT Begins

    March 5, 2018  8:00 pm-August 17, 2018  5:00 am
    801 Crawford St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Camp Dates: June 19-August 17, 2018

    Ages 5-12 & 13-17

    Time: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

    Cost: $25 non-refundable registration fee

    $252.00 for 9 week program (weekly rate $28 for residents | $50 fornon-residents)

    Before & After Care available

    Before (6 am – 7:30 am) - $75

    After (5:30 pm – 6:30 pm) - $50

    Before & After Care Combination - $100

    Sites: Cavalier Manor, Neighborhood Facility, Churchland ElementarySchool, Churchland Middle School, John Tyler Elementary, Joseph E. Parker teenRecreation Center (Ages 13-17), Cradock Recreation center (Therapeutic)

    www.portsvaprls.com

August 6, 2018
  •  

    EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018-October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

  •  

    We Are the Music Makers: Preserving the Soul of America’s Music

    May 18, 2018-August 12, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception:  June 1, 2018, 5:00 – 8:00pm

    Music Maker Blues Review: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m., 463 Court St. Portsmouth

     

    Music Maker Relief Foundation was founded in 1994 by Denise and Timothy Duffy to preserve and share the musical traditions of the Southern musicians that have inspired American music and generations of country, rock, soul and rap musicians the world over.  Their efforts are preserved and featured in an exhibit of black & white photographic portraits and audio recordings.  Artifacts and artwork by such artists as Sam “The Dot Man” McMillian, NC and Elder Anderson Johnson, Newport News from the Music Maker collection are featured.      

    This musical journey kicks-off with a performance by the Music Maker Blues Review, the performing arm of the Music Maker Foundation on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at 463 Court Street.  Co-sponsors: Virginia Arts Festival, Rocket Bike and Portsmouth Museums.  

     

  •  

    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018-September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and theinternal pet trade.  You can help thesereptiles survive and migrate safely!  Theexhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum inpartnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and is designed for familyaudiences, and developed by Environmental Exhibit

    Collaborative.

     

  •  

    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018-October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception: July 6, 5:00 – 8:00pm

     

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

  •  

    Monthly Coloring Contest

    March 1, 2018-August 31, 2018  
    Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Want to show off your mad arts skills and perhaps win a prize? Well the Portsmouth Public Library Main is looking for the most creative artwork. Children ages 2-11 are encouraged to participate in the monthly art contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative and creative work. Contact the Main Library for details at 757-393-8501.

  •  

    TEDtalks Discussion Group

    August 6, 2018  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Cradock Branch Library

    We will meet each Monday at 10 a.m. at the Cradock branch of the Portsmouth Public Library to watch and discuss TEDtalks. Adults interested in sharing, listening and engaging will find this interesting and be welcome. TEDtalk topics are always interesting and intriguing.

    28 Prospect Parkway

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    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

    June 16, 2018  5:00 pm-October 20, 2018  8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 16 – October 20, 2018
    Reception: July 6, 2018
    5 pm – 8 pm
    Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales retraces the Underground Railroad in this exhibition. Toured by Exhibits USA. In conjunction, Steve Prince will offer large-scale prints sharing his work on the African-American experiences.

  •  

    Portsmouth Book Club

    August 6, 2018  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Churchland Branch Library

    Location: Churchland Branch Library – 757-686-2538

  •  

    Registration for Summer RAYS HEAT Begins

    March 5, 2018  8:00 pm-August 17, 2018  5:00 am
    801 Crawford St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Camp Dates: June 19-August 17, 2018

    Ages 5-12 & 13-17

    Time: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

    Cost: $25 non-refundable registration fee

    $252.00 for 9 week program (weekly rate $28 for residents | $50 fornon-residents)

    Before & After Care available

    Before (6 am – 7:30 am) - $75

    After (5:30 pm – 6:30 pm) - $50

    Before & After Care Combination - $100

    Sites: Cavalier Manor, Neighborhood Facility, Churchland ElementarySchool, Churchland Middle School, John Tyler Elementary, Joseph E. Parker teenRecreation Center (Ages 13-17), Cradock Recreation center (Therapeutic)

    www.portsvaprls.com

August 7, 2018
  •  

    EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018-October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

  •  

    We Are the Music Makers: Preserving the Soul of America’s Music

    May 18, 2018-August 12, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception:  June 1, 2018, 5:00 – 8:00pm

    Music Maker Blues Review: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m., 463 Court St. Portsmouth

     

    Music Maker Relief Foundation was founded in 1994 by Denise and Timothy Duffy to preserve and share the musical traditions of the Southern musicians that have inspired American music and generations of country, rock, soul and rap musicians the world over.  Their efforts are preserved and featured in an exhibit of black & white photographic portraits and audio recordings.  Artifacts and artwork by such artists as Sam “The Dot Man” McMillian, NC and Elder Anderson Johnson, Newport News from the Music Maker collection are featured.      

    This musical journey kicks-off with a performance by the Music Maker Blues Review, the performing arm of the Music Maker Foundation on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at 463 Court Street.  Co-sponsors: Virginia Arts Festival, Rocket Bike and Portsmouth Museums.  

     

  •  

    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018-September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and theinternal pet trade.  You can help thesereptiles survive and migrate safely!  Theexhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum inpartnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and is designed for familyaudiences, and developed by Environmental Exhibit

    Collaborative.

     

  •  

    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018-October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception: July 6, 5:00 – 8:00pm

     

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

  •  

    Monthly Coloring Contest

    March 1, 2018-August 31, 2018  
    Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Want to show off your mad arts skills and perhaps win a prize? Well the Portsmouth Public Library Main is looking for the most creative artwork. Children ages 2-11 are encouraged to participate in the monthly art contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative and creative work. Contact the Main Library for details at 757-393-8501.

  •  

    Olde Towne Farmers Market

    August 7, 2018  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers’ Market, Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    10 am

    Portsmouth Master Gardeners staff a Plant Doctor Booth at the Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market. Bring plants or bugs that you want to identify. We also provide information on upcoming events. In the spring, we sell herbs and other plants.

    The market is located on the corner of Court and High Streets next to the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center.

    For more information visit: http://www.portsmoutholdetownefarmersmarket.com 

  •  

    Make n Take

    August 7, 2018  10:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    10:30 am – 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    http://portsmouthartcenter.com/event-directory/

  •  

    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

    June 16, 2018  5:00 pm-October 20, 2018  8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 16 – October 20, 2018
    Reception: July 6, 2018
    5 pm – 8 pm
    Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales retraces the Underground Railroad in this exhibition. Toured by Exhibits USA. In conjunction, Steve Prince will offer large-scale prints sharing his work on the African-American experiences.

  •  

    Registration for Summer RAYS HEAT Begins

    March 5, 2018  8:00 pm-August 17, 2018  5:00 am
    801 Crawford St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Camp Dates: June 19-August 17, 2018

    Ages 5-12 & 13-17

    Time: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

    Cost: $25 non-refundable registration fee

    $252.00 for 9 week program (weekly rate $28 for residents | $50 fornon-residents)

    Before & After Care available

    Before (6 am – 7:30 am) - $75

    After (5:30 pm – 6:30 pm) - $50

    Before & After Care Combination - $100

    Sites: Cavalier Manor, Neighborhood Facility, Churchland ElementarySchool, Churchland Middle School, John Tyler Elementary, Joseph E. Parker teenRecreation Center (Ages 13-17), Cradock Recreation center (Therapeutic)

    www.portsvaprls.com

August 8, 2018
  •  

    EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018-October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

  •  

    We Are the Music Makers: Preserving the Soul of America’s Music

    May 18, 2018-August 12, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception:  June 1, 2018, 5:00 – 8:00pm

    Music Maker Blues Review: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m., 463 Court St. Portsmouth

     

    Music Maker Relief Foundation was founded in 1994 by Denise and Timothy Duffy to preserve and share the musical traditions of the Southern musicians that have inspired American music and generations of country, rock, soul and rap musicians the world over.  Their efforts are preserved and featured in an exhibit of black & white photographic portraits and audio recordings.  Artifacts and artwork by such artists as Sam “The Dot Man” McMillian, NC and Elder Anderson Johnson, Newport News from the Music Maker collection are featured.      

    This musical journey kicks-off with a performance by the Music Maker Blues Review, the performing arm of the Music Maker Foundation on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at 463 Court Street.  Co-sponsors: Virginia Arts Festival, Rocket Bike and Portsmouth Museums.  

     

  •  

    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018-September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and theinternal pet trade.  You can help thesereptiles survive and migrate safely!  Theexhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum inpartnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and is designed for familyaudiences, and developed by Environmental Exhibit

    Collaborative.

     

  •  

    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018-October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception: July 6, 5:00 – 8:00pm

     

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

  •  

    Monthly Coloring Contest

    March 1, 2018-August 31, 2018  
    Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Want to show off your mad arts skills and perhaps win a prize? Well the Portsmouth Public Library Main is looking for the most creative artwork. Children ages 2-11 are encouraged to participate in the monthly art contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative and creative work. Contact the Main Library for details at 757-393-8501.

  •  

    Food Handler's Class

    August 8, 2018  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    1701 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Classes will be held on Wednesday at 10 am, additional classes will be held at 2 pm on the first Wednesday of every month. Class is taught by Environmental Health Specialist, and will last approximately 1 ½ hours. Please arrive 30 minutes early to register.

    Cost: $10 (cash/checking/money order/credit card – no Discover or American Express)

    http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/portsmouth/classes/

  •  

    Veteran's Services

    August 8, 2018  10:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Churchland Branch Library

    Location: Churchland Branch Library

  •  

    Make n Take

    August 8, 2018  10:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    10:30 am – 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    http://portsmouthartcenter.com/event-directory/

  •  

    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

    June 16, 2018  5:00 pm-October 20, 2018  8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 16 – October 20, 2018
    Reception: July 6, 2018
    5 pm – 8 pm
    Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales retraces the Underground Railroad in this exhibition. Toured by Exhibits USA. In conjunction, Steve Prince will offer large-scale prints sharing his work on the African-American experiences.

  •  

    Registration for Summer RAYS HEAT Begins

    March 5, 2018  8:00 pm-August 17, 2018  5:00 am
    801 Crawford St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Camp Dates: June 19-August 17, 2018

    Ages 5-12 & 13-17

    Time: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

    Cost: $25 non-refundable registration fee

    $252.00 for 9 week program (weekly rate $28 for residents | $50 fornon-residents)

    Before & After Care available

    Before (6 am – 7:30 am) - $75

    After (5:30 pm – 6:30 pm) - $50

    Before & After Care Combination - $100

    Sites: Cavalier Manor, Neighborhood Facility, Churchland ElementarySchool, Churchland Middle School, John Tyler Elementary, Joseph E. Parker teenRecreation Center (Ages 13-17), Cradock Recreation center (Therapeutic)

    www.portsvaprls.com

August 9, 2018
  •  

    EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018-October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

  •  

    We Are the Music Makers: Preserving the Soul of America’s Music

    May 18, 2018-August 12, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception:  June 1, 2018, 5:00 – 8:00pm

    Music Maker Blues Review: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m., 463 Court St. Portsmouth

     

    Music Maker Relief Foundation was founded in 1994 by Denise and Timothy Duffy to preserve and share the musical traditions of the Southern musicians that have inspired American music and generations of country, rock, soul and rap musicians the world over.  Their efforts are preserved and featured in an exhibit of black & white photographic portraits and audio recordings.  Artifacts and artwork by such artists as Sam “The Dot Man” McMillian, NC and Elder Anderson Johnson, Newport News from the Music Maker collection are featured.      

    This musical journey kicks-off with a performance by the Music Maker Blues Review, the performing arm of the Music Maker Foundation on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at 463 Court Street.  Co-sponsors: Virginia Arts Festival, Rocket Bike and Portsmouth Museums.  

     

  •  

    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018-September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and theinternal pet trade.  You can help thesereptiles survive and migrate safely!  Theexhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum inpartnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and is designed for familyaudiences, and developed by Environmental Exhibit

    Collaborative.

     

  •  

    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018-October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception: July 6, 5:00 – 8:00pm

     

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

  •  

    Monthly Coloring Contest

    March 1, 2018-August 31, 2018  
    Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Want to show off your mad arts skills and perhaps win a prize? Well the Portsmouth Public Library Main is looking for the most creative artwork. Children ages 2-11 are encouraged to participate in the monthly art contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative and creative work. Contact the Main Library for details at 757-393-8501.

  •  

    Make n Take

    August 9, 2018  10:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    10:30 am – 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    http://portsmouthartcenter.com/event-directory/

  •  

    Pre-School Storytime

    August 9, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Churchland Branch Library

    Birth to 5 years

  •  

    Pre-School Storytime

    August 9, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Manor Branch Library

    Ages 3-5 years

  •  

    Pre-School Storytime

    August 9, 2018  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Cradock Branch Library

    Ages 3-5 years

  •  

    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

    June 16, 2018  5:00 pm-October 20, 2018  8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 16 – October 20, 2018
    Reception: July 6, 2018
    5 pm – 8 pm
    Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales retraces the Underground Railroad in this exhibition. Toured by Exhibits USA. In conjunction, Steve Prince will offer large-scale prints sharing his work on the African-American experiences.

  •  

    Registration for Summer RAYS HEAT Begins

    March 5, 2018  8:00 pm-August 17, 2018  5:00 am
    801 Crawford St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Camp Dates: June 19-August 17, 2018

    Ages 5-12 & 13-17

    Time: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

    Cost: $25 non-refundable registration fee

    $252.00 for 9 week program (weekly rate $28 for residents | $50 fornon-residents)

    Before & After Care available

    Before (6 am – 7:30 am) - $75

    After (5:30 pm – 6:30 pm) - $50

    Before & After Care Combination - $100

    Sites: Cavalier Manor, Neighborhood Facility, Churchland ElementarySchool, Churchland Middle School, John Tyler Elementary, Joseph E. Parker teenRecreation Center (Ages 13-17), Cradock Recreation center (Therapeutic)

    www.portsvaprls.com

August 10, 2018
  •  

    EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018-October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

  •  

    We Are the Music Makers: Preserving the Soul of America’s Music

    May 18, 2018-August 12, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception:  June 1, 2018, 5:00 – 8:00pm

    Music Maker Blues Review: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m., 463 Court St. Portsmouth

     

    Music Maker Relief Foundation was founded in 1994 by Denise and Timothy Duffy to preserve and share the musical traditions of the Southern musicians that have inspired American music and generations of country, rock, soul and rap musicians the world over.  Their efforts are preserved and featured in an exhibit of black & white photographic portraits and audio recordings.  Artifacts and artwork by such artists as Sam “The Dot Man” McMillian, NC and Elder Anderson Johnson, Newport News from the Music Maker collection are featured.      

    This musical journey kicks-off with a performance by the Music Maker Blues Review, the performing arm of the Music Maker Foundation on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at 463 Court Street.  Co-sponsors: Virginia Arts Festival, Rocket Bike and Portsmouth Museums.  

     

  •  

    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018-September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and theinternal pet trade.  You can help thesereptiles survive and migrate safely!  Theexhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum inpartnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and is designed for familyaudiences, and developed by Environmental Exhibit

    Collaborative.

     

  •  

    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018-October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception: July 6, 5:00 – 8:00pm

     

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

  •  

    Monthly Coloring Contest

    March 1, 2018-August 31, 2018  
    Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Want to show off your mad arts skills and perhaps win a prize? Well the Portsmouth Public Library Main is looking for the most creative artwork. Children ages 2-11 are encouraged to participate in the monthly art contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative and creative work. Contact the Main Library for details at 757-393-8501.

  •  

    Make n Take

    August 10, 2018  10:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    10:30 am – 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    http://portsmouthartcenter.com/event-directory/

  •  

    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

    June 16, 2018  5:00 pm-October 20, 2018  8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 16 – October 20, 2018
    Reception: July 6, 2018
    5 pm – 8 pm
    Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales retraces the Underground Railroad in this exhibition. Toured by Exhibits USA. In conjunction, Steve Prince will offer large-scale prints sharing his work on the African-American experiences.

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    Registration for Summer RAYS HEAT Begins

    March 5, 2018  8:00 pm-August 17, 2018  5:00 am
    801 Crawford St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Camp Dates: June 19-August 17, 2018

    Ages 5-12 & 13-17

    Time: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

    Cost: $25 non-refundable registration fee

    $252.00 for 9 week program (weekly rate $28 for residents | $50 fornon-residents)

    Before & After Care available

    Before (6 am – 7:30 am) - $75

    After (5:30 pm – 6:30 pm) - $50

    Before & After Care Combination - $100

    Sites: Cavalier Manor, Neighborhood Facility, Churchland ElementarySchool, Churchland Middle School, John Tyler Elementary, Joseph E. Parker teenRecreation Center (Ages 13-17), Cradock Recreation center (Therapeutic)

    www.portsvaprls.com

August 11, 2018
  •  

    EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018-October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

  •  

    We Are the Music Makers: Preserving the Soul of America’s Music

    May 18, 2018-August 12, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception:  June 1, 2018, 5:00 – 8:00pm

    Music Maker Blues Review: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m., 463 Court St. Portsmouth

     

    Music Maker Relief Foundation was founded in 1994 by Denise and Timothy Duffy to preserve and share the musical traditions of the Southern musicians that have inspired American music and generations of country, rock, soul and rap musicians the world over.  Their efforts are preserved and featured in an exhibit of black & white photographic portraits and audio recordings.  Artifacts and artwork by such artists as Sam “The Dot Man” McMillian, NC and Elder Anderson Johnson, Newport News from the Music Maker collection are featured.      

    This musical journey kicks-off with a performance by the Music Maker Blues Review, the performing arm of the Music Maker Foundation on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at 463 Court Street.  Co-sponsors: Virginia Arts Festival, Rocket Bike and Portsmouth Museums.  

     

  •  

    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018-September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and theinternal pet trade.  You can help thesereptiles survive and migrate safely!  Theexhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum inpartnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and is designed for familyaudiences, and developed by Environmental Exhibit

    Collaborative.

     

  •  

    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018-October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception: July 6, 5:00 – 8:00pm

     

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

  •  

    Monthly Coloring Contest

    March 1, 2018-August 31, 2018  
    Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Want to show off your mad arts skills and perhaps win a prize? Well the Portsmouth Public Library Main is looking for the most creative artwork. Children ages 2-11 are encouraged to participate in the monthly art contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative and creative work. Contact the Main Library for details at 757-393-8501.

  •  

    Movies in the Park - Coco

    August 11, 2018  7:00 am - 8:30 am
    Portsmouth City Park, Cpl J M Williams Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23701, USA

    7 pm
    Cost: Free
    For more information, call 757-393-8481.

  •  

    Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmer's Market

    August 11, 2018  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Corner of Court & High Streets, Portsmouth

    The Farmer’s Market returns with seasonal fruits, vegetables, baked goods, meats, eggs, flowers and hand-crafted gifts to the corner of Court & High Streets. The market will continue at this site through December 15, 2018.

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    Friends of the Portsmouth Public Library Book Sale

    August 11, 2018  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Portsmouth Public Library

    The Main Book Sale is every Saturday, 10 am – 2pm AND first Friday of each month, 10 am-2 pm. Every Saturday something good is going on in Olde Towne – come spend it with us. It’s going to be fun! 601 Court Street, side entrance. http://www.friendsofportsmouthlibrary.org/

  •  

    Mother Goose on the Loose

    August 11, 2018  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Portsmouth Public Library

    Birth to 36 months

  •  

    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

    June 16, 2018  5:00 pm-October 20, 2018  8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 16 – October 20, 2018
    Reception: July 6, 2018
    5 pm – 8 pm
    Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales retraces the Underground Railroad in this exhibition. Toured by Exhibits USA. In conjunction, Steve Prince will offer large-scale prints sharing his work on the African-American experiences.

  •  

    Registration for Summer RAYS HEAT Begins

    March 5, 2018  8:00 pm-August 17, 2018  5:00 am
    801 Crawford St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Camp Dates: June 19-August 17, 2018

    Ages 5-12 & 13-17

    Time: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

    Cost: $25 non-refundable registration fee

    $252.00 for 9 week program (weekly rate $28 for residents | $50 fornon-residents)

    Before & After Care available

    Before (6 am – 7:30 am) - $75

    After (5:30 pm – 6:30 pm) - $50

    Before & After Care Combination - $100

    Sites: Cavalier Manor, Neighborhood Facility, Churchland ElementarySchool, Churchland Middle School, John Tyler Elementary, Joseph E. Parker teenRecreation Center (Ages 13-17), Cradock Recreation center (Therapeutic)

    www.portsvaprls.com

August 12, 2018
  •  

    EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018-October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

  •  

    We Are the Music Makers: Preserving the Soul of America’s Music

    May 18, 2018-August 12, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception:  June 1, 2018, 5:00 – 8:00pm

    Music Maker Blues Review: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m., 463 Court St. Portsmouth

     

    Music Maker Relief Foundation was founded in 1994 by Denise and Timothy Duffy to preserve and share the musical traditions of the Southern musicians that have inspired American music and generations of country, rock, soul and rap musicians the world over.  Their efforts are preserved and featured in an exhibit of black & white photographic portraits and audio recordings.  Artifacts and artwork by such artists as Sam “The Dot Man” McMillian, NC and Elder Anderson Johnson, Newport News from the Music Maker collection are featured.      

    This musical journey kicks-off with a performance by the Music Maker Blues Review, the performing arm of the Music Maker Foundation on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at 463 Court Street.  Co-sponsors: Virginia Arts Festival, Rocket Bike and Portsmouth Museums.  

     

  •  

    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018-September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and theinternal pet trade.  You can help thesereptiles survive and migrate safely!  Theexhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum inpartnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and is designed for familyaudiences, and developed by Environmental Exhibit

    Collaborative.

     

  •  

    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018-October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception: July 6, 5:00 – 8:00pm

     

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

  •  

    Monthly Coloring Contest

    March 1, 2018-August 31, 2018  
    Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Want to show off your mad arts skills and perhaps win a prize? Well the Portsmouth Public Library Main is looking for the most creative artwork. Children ages 2-11 are encouraged to participate in the monthly art contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative and creative work. Contact the Main Library for details at 757-393-8501.

  •  

    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

    June 16, 2018  5:00 pm-October 20, 2018  8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 16 – October 20, 2018
    Reception: July 6, 2018
    5 pm – 8 pm
    Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales retraces the Underground Railroad in this exhibition. Toured by Exhibits USA. In conjunction, Steve Prince will offer large-scale prints sharing his work on the African-American experiences.

  •  

    We Are The Music Makers

    August 12, 2018  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    5 pm – 8 pm
    This exhibit offer will feature portraits, artwork and instruments that shares the story of Duffy’s quest to find the geniuses of roots music.
    http://portsmouthartcenter.com/event-directory/

  •  

    Registration for Summer RAYS HEAT Begins

    March 5, 2018  8:00 pm-August 17, 2018  5:00 am
    801 Crawford St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Camp Dates: June 19-August 17, 2018

    Ages 5-12 & 13-17

    Time: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

    Cost: $25 non-refundable registration fee

    $252.00 for 9 week program (weekly rate $28 for residents | $50 fornon-residents)

    Before & After Care available

    Before (6 am – 7:30 am) - $75

    After (5:30 pm – 6:30 pm) - $50

    Before & After Care Combination - $100

    Sites: Cavalier Manor, Neighborhood Facility, Churchland ElementarySchool, Churchland Middle School, John Tyler Elementary, Joseph E. Parker teenRecreation Center (Ages 13-17), Cradock Recreation center (Therapeutic)

    www.portsvaprls.com

August 13, 2018
  •  

    EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018-October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

  •  

    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018-September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and theinternal pet trade.  You can help thesereptiles survive and migrate safely!  Theexhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum inpartnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and is designed for familyaudiences, and developed by Environmental Exhibit

    Collaborative.

     

  •  

    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018-October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception: July 6, 5:00 – 8:00pm

     

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

  •  

    Monthly Coloring Contest

    March 1, 2018-August 31, 2018  
    Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Want to show off your mad arts skills and perhaps win a prize? Well the Portsmouth Public Library Main is looking for the most creative artwork. Children ages 2-11 are encouraged to participate in the monthly art contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative and creative work. Contact the Main Library for details at 757-393-8501.

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    TEDtalks Discussion Group

    August 13, 2018  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Cradock Branch Library

    We will meet each Monday at 10 a.m. at the Cradock branch of the Portsmouth Public Library to watch and discuss TEDtalks. Adults interested in sharing, listening and engaging will find this interesting and be welcome. TEDtalk topics are always interesting and intriguing.

    28 Prospect Parkway

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    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

    June 16, 2018  5:00 pm-October 20, 2018  8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 16 – October 20, 2018
    Reception: July 6, 2018
    5 pm – 8 pm
    Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales retraces the Underground Railroad in this exhibition. Toured by Exhibits USA. In conjunction, Steve Prince will offer large-scale prints sharing his work on the African-American experiences.

  •  

    Registration for Summer RAYS HEAT Begins

    March 5, 2018  8:00 pm-August 17, 2018  5:00 am
    801 Crawford St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Camp Dates: June 19-August 17, 2018

    Ages 5-12 & 13-17

    Time: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

    Cost: $25 non-refundable registration fee

    $252.00 for 9 week program (weekly rate $28 for residents | $50 fornon-residents)

    Before & After Care available

    Before (6 am – 7:30 am) - $75

    After (5:30 pm – 6:30 pm) - $50

    Before & After Care Combination - $100

    Sites: Cavalier Manor, Neighborhood Facility, Churchland ElementarySchool, Churchland Middle School, John Tyler Elementary, Joseph E. Parker teenRecreation Center (Ages 13-17), Cradock Recreation center (Therapeutic)

    www.portsvaprls.com

August 14, 2018
  •  

    EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018-October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

  •  

    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018-September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and theinternal pet trade.  You can help thesereptiles survive and migrate safely!  Theexhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum inpartnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and is designed for familyaudiences, and developed by Environmental Exhibit

    Collaborative.

     

  •  

    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018-October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception: July 6, 5:00 – 8:00pm

     

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

  •  

    Monthly Coloring Contest

    March 1, 2018-August 31, 2018  
    Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Want to show off your mad arts skills and perhaps win a prize? Well the Portsmouth Public Library Main is looking for the most creative artwork. Children ages 2-11 are encouraged to participate in the monthly art contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative and creative work. Contact the Main Library for details at 757-393-8501.

  •  

    Make n Take

    August 14, 2018  10:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    10:30 am – 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    http://portsmouthartcenter.com/event-directory/

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    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

    June 16, 2018  5:00 pm-October 20, 2018  8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 16 – October 20, 2018
    Reception: July 6, 2018
    5 pm – 8 pm
    Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales retraces the Underground Railroad in this exhibition. Toured by Exhibits USA. In conjunction, Steve Prince will offer large-scale prints sharing his work on the African-American experiences.

  •  

    Writer's Group

    August 14, 2018  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Churchland Branch Library

    Location: Churchland Branch Library – 757-686-2538

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    Lego Club

    August 14, 2018  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Churchland Branch Library

    Location: Churchland Branch Library – 757-686-2538

  •  

    Registration for Summer RAYS HEAT Begins

    March 5, 2018  8:00 pm-August 17, 2018  5:00 am
    801 Crawford St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Camp Dates: June 19-August 17, 2018

    Ages 5-12 & 13-17

    Time: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

    Cost: $25 non-refundable registration fee

    $252.00 for 9 week program (weekly rate $28 for residents | $50 fornon-residents)

    Before & After Care available

    Before (6 am – 7:30 am) - $75

    After (5:30 pm – 6:30 pm) - $50

    Before & After Care Combination - $100

    Sites: Cavalier Manor, Neighborhood Facility, Churchland ElementarySchool, Churchland Middle School, John Tyler Elementary, Joseph E. Parker teenRecreation Center (Ages 13-17), Cradock Recreation center (Therapeutic)

    www.portsvaprls.com

August 15, 2018
  •  

    EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018-October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

  •  

    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018-September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and theinternal pet trade.  You can help thesereptiles survive and migrate safely!  Theexhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum inpartnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and is designed for familyaudiences, and developed by Environmental Exhibit

    Collaborative.

     

  •  

    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018-October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception: July 6, 5:00 – 8:00pm

     

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

  •  

    Monthly Coloring Contest

    March 1, 2018-August 31, 2018  
    Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Want to show off your mad arts skills and perhaps win a prize? Well the Portsmouth Public Library Main is looking for the most creative artwork. Children ages 2-11 are encouraged to participate in the monthly art contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative and creative work. Contact the Main Library for details at 757-393-8501.

  •  

    Respiratory Health Workgroup Meeting

    August 15, 2018  9:00 am - 10:30 am
    EVMS Williams Hall, 855 W Brambleton Ave, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA

    9 am – 10:30 pm
    Call 757-446-6039 for more information.
    www.cinchcoalition.org

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    Food Handler's Class

    August 15, 2018  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    1701 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Classes will be held on Wednesday at 10 am, additional classes will be held at 2 pm on the first Wednesday of every month. Class is taught by Environmental Health Specialist, and will last approximately 1 ½ hours. Please arrive 30 minutes early to register.
    Cost: $10 (cash/checking/money order/credit card – no Discover or American Express)
    http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/portsmouth/classes/

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    Horticulture Therapy Program - Province Place

    August 15, 2018  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    1 Bon Secours Way, Portsmouth, VA 23703, USA

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    Make n Take

    August 15, 2018  10:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    10:30 am – 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    http://portsmouthartcenter.com/event-directory/

  •  

    Basic Computer Help

    August 15, 2018  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Portsmouth Public Library

    Location: Main Library – 757-393-8501

  •  

    Healthy Start Workgroup Meeting

    August 15, 2018  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    606 W 29th St, Norfolk, VA 23508, USA

    1:30 pm – 3 pm
    Call 757-446-6039 for more information.
    www.cinchcoalition.org

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    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

    June 16, 2018  5:00 pm-October 20, 2018  8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 16 – October 20, 2018
    Reception: July 6, 2018
    5 pm – 8 pm
    Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales retraces the Underground Railroad in this exhibition. Toured by Exhibits USA. In conjunction, Steve Prince will offer large-scale prints sharing his work on the African-American experiences.

  •  

    Registration for Summer RAYS HEAT Begins

    March 5, 2018  8:00 pm-August 17, 2018  5:00 am
    801 Crawford St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Camp Dates: June 19-August 17, 2018

    Ages 5-12 & 13-17

    Time: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

    Cost: $25 non-refundable registration fee

    $252.00 for 9 week program (weekly rate $28 for residents | $50 fornon-residents)

    Before & After Care available

    Before (6 am – 7:30 am) - $75

    After (5:30 pm – 6:30 pm) - $50

    Before & After Care Combination - $100

    Sites: Cavalier Manor, Neighborhood Facility, Churchland ElementarySchool, Churchland Middle School, John Tyler Elementary, Joseph E. Parker teenRecreation Center (Ages 13-17), Cradock Recreation center (Therapeutic)

    www.portsvaprls.com

August 16, 2018
  •  

    EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018-October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

  •  

    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018-September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and theinternal pet trade.  You can help thesereptiles survive and migrate safely!  Theexhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum inpartnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and is designed for familyaudiences, and developed by Environmental Exhibit

    Collaborative.

     

  •  

    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018-October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception: July 6, 5:00 – 8:00pm

     

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

  •  

    Monthly Coloring Contest

    March 1, 2018-August 31, 2018  
    Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Want to show off your mad arts skills and perhaps win a prize? Well the Portsmouth Public Library Main is looking for the most creative artwork. Children ages 2-11 are encouraged to participate in the monthly art contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative and creative work. Contact the Main Library for details at 757-393-8501.

  •  

    Make n Take

    August 16, 2018  10:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    10:30 am – 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    http://portsmouthartcenter.com/event-directory/

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    Pre-School Storytime

    August 16, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Churchland Branch Library

    Birth to 5 years

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    Pre-School Storytime

    August 16, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Manor Branch Library

    Ages 3-5 years

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    Pre-School Storytime

    August 16, 2018  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Cradock Branch Library

    Ages 3-5 years

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    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

    June 16, 2018  5:00 pm-October 20, 2018  8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 16 – October 20, 2018
    Reception: July 6, 2018
    5 pm – 8 pm
    Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales retraces the Underground Railroad in this exhibition. Toured by Exhibits USA. In conjunction, Steve Prince will offer large-scale prints sharing his work on the African-American experiences.

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    Registration for Summer RAYS HEAT Begins

    March 5, 2018  8:00 pm-August 17, 2018  5:00 am
    801 Crawford St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Camp Dates: June 19-August 17, 2018

    Ages 5-12 & 13-17

    Time: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

    Cost: $25 non-refundable registration fee

    $252.00 for 9 week program (weekly rate $28 for residents | $50 fornon-residents)

    Before & After Care available

    Before (6 am – 7:30 am) - $75

    After (5:30 pm – 6:30 pm) - $50

    Before & After Care Combination - $100

    Sites: Cavalier Manor, Neighborhood Facility, Churchland ElementarySchool, Churchland Middle School, John Tyler Elementary, Joseph E. Parker teenRecreation Center (Ages 13-17), Cradock Recreation center (Therapeutic)

    www.portsvaprls.com

August 17, 2018
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    EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018-October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018-September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and theinternal pet trade.  You can help thesereptiles survive and migrate safely!  Theexhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum inpartnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and is designed for familyaudiences, and developed by Environmental Exhibit

    Collaborative.

     

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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018-October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception: July 6, 5:00 – 8:00pm

     

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    Monthly Coloring Contest

    March 1, 2018-August 31, 2018  
    Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Want to show off your mad arts skills and perhaps win a prize? Well the Portsmouth Public Library Main is looking for the most creative artwork. Children ages 2-11 are encouraged to participate in the monthly art contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative and creative work. Contact the Main Library for details at 757-393-8501.

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    Make n Take

    August 17, 2018  10:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    10:30 am – 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    http://portsmouthartcenter.com/event-directory/

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    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

    June 16, 2018  5:00 pm-October 20, 2018  8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 16 – October 20, 2018
    Reception: July 6, 2018
    5 pm – 8 pm
    Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales retraces the Underground Railroad in this exhibition. Toured by Exhibits USA. In conjunction, Steve Prince will offer large-scale prints sharing his work on the African-American experiences.

August 18, 2018
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    EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018-October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018-September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and theinternal pet trade.  You can help thesereptiles survive and migrate safely!  Theexhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum inpartnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and is designed for familyaudiences, and developed by Environmental Exhibit

    Collaborative.

     

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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018-October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception: July 6, 5:00 – 8:00pm

     

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    Monthly Coloring Contest

    March 1, 2018-August 31, 2018  
    Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Want to show off your mad arts skills and perhaps win a prize? Well the Portsmouth Public Library Main is looking for the most creative artwork. Children ages 2-11 are encouraged to participate in the monthly art contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative and creative work. Contact the Main Library for details at 757-393-8501.

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    Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmer's Market

    August 18, 2018  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Corner of Court & High Streets, Portsmouth

    The Farmer’s Market returns with seasonal fruits, vegetables, baked goods, meats, eggs, flowers and hand-crafted gifts to the corner of Court & High Streets. The market will continue at this site through December 15, 2018.

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    Friends of the Portsmouth Public Library Book Sale

    August 18, 2018  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Portsmouth Public Library

    The Main Book Sale is every Saturday, 10 am – 2pm AND first Friday of each month, 10 am-2 pm. Every Saturday something good is going on in Olde Towne – come spend it with us. It’s going to be fun! 601 Court Street, side entrance. http://www.friendsofportsmouthlibrary.org/

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    Maker's Fest

    August 18, 2018  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Children’s Museum of Virginia & Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
    10 am – 4 pm
    Join us for a day of inventing, designing and making! Check out one of our interactive demonstrations from blacksmiths, wood turners, weaver, spinners, and glass blowers. Learn about 3D printing, building robots, and how to make an electronic car. Hands-on activities and workshops will be available throughout the day.

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    Mother Goose on the Loose

    August 18, 2018  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Portsmouth Public Library

    Birth to 36 months

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    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

    June 16, 2018  5:00 pm-October 20, 2018  8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 16 – October 20, 2018
    Reception: July 6, 2018
    5 pm – 8 pm
    Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales retraces the Underground Railroad in this exhibition. Toured by Exhibits USA. In conjunction, Steve Prince will offer large-scale prints sharing his work on the African-American experiences.

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    Movies In the Park - Leap!

    August 18, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Portsmouth City Park, Cpl J M Williams Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23701, USA

    7 pm
    Cost: Free
    For more information, call 757-393-8481.

August 19, 2018
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    EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018-October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018-September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and theinternal pet trade.  You can help thesereptiles survive and migrate safely!  Theexhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum inpartnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and is designed for familyaudiences, and developed by Environmental Exhibit

    Collaborative.

     

  •  

    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018-October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception: July 6, 5:00 – 8:00pm

     

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    Monthly Coloring Contest

    March 1, 2018-August 31, 2018  
    Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Want to show off your mad arts skills and perhaps win a prize? Well the Portsmouth Public Library Main is looking for the most creative artwork. Children ages 2-11 are encouraged to participate in the monthly art contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative and creative work. Contact the Main Library for details at 757-393-8501.

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    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

    June 16, 2018  5:00 pm-October 20, 2018  8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 16 – October 20, 2018
    Reception: July 6, 2018
    5 pm – 8 pm
    Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales retraces the Underground Railroad in this exhibition. Toured by Exhibits USA. In conjunction, Steve Prince will offer large-scale prints sharing his work on the African-American experiences.

August 20, 2018
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    EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018-October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018-September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and theinternal pet trade.  You can help thesereptiles survive and migrate safely!  Theexhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum inpartnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and is designed for familyaudiences, and developed by Environmental Exhibit

    Collaborative.

     

  •  

    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018-October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception: July 6, 5:00 – 8:00pm

     

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    Monthly Coloring Contest

    March 1, 2018-August 31, 2018  
    Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Want to show off your mad arts skills and perhaps win a prize? Well the Portsmouth Public Library Main is looking for the most creative artwork. Children ages 2-11 are encouraged to participate in the monthly art contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative and creative work. Contact the Main Library for details at 757-393-8501.

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    TEDtalks Discussion Group

    August 20, 2018  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Cradock Branch Library

    We will meet each Monday at 10 a.m. at the Cradock branch of the Portsmouth Public Library to watch and discuss TEDtalks. Adults interested in sharing, listening and engaging will find this interesting and be welcome. TEDtalk topics are always interesting and intriguing.

    28 Prospect Parkway

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    Horticulture Therapy Program - Sentara Nursing Center

    August 20, 2018  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    4201 Greenwood Dr, Portsmouth, VA 23701, USA

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    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

    June 16, 2018  5:00 pm-October 20, 2018  8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 16 – October 20, 2018
    Reception: July 6, 2018
    5 pm – 8 pm
    Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales retraces the Underground Railroad in this exhibition. Toured by Exhibits USA. In conjunction, Steve Prince will offer large-scale prints sharing his work on the African-American experiences.

August 21, 2018
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    EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018-October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018-September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and theinternal pet trade.  You can help thesereptiles survive and migrate safely!  Theexhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum inpartnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and is designed for familyaudiences, and developed by Environmental Exhibit

    Collaborative.

     

  •  

    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018-October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception: July 6, 5:00 – 8:00pm

     

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    Monthly Coloring Contest

    March 1, 2018-August 31, 2018  
    Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Want to show off your mad arts skills and perhaps win a prize? Well the Portsmouth Public Library Main is looking for the most creative artwork. Children ages 2-11 are encouraged to participate in the monthly art contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative and creative work. Contact the Main Library for details at 757-393-8501.

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    Certified Professional Food Manager Class

    August 21, 2018  8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    1701 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    8:30 am – 3:30 pm
    Cost: $165.00 (Payment for class must be made 1 week in advance so that student can receive all materials for studying)

    The CPFM certificate is valid for 5 years and takes the place of a Food handler’s card which is required by Portsmouth. The CPFM certificate is recognized throughout the United States.

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    Make n Take

    August 21, 2018  10:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    10:30 am – 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    http://portsmouthartcenter.com/event-directory/

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    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

    June 16, 2018  5:00 pm-October 20, 2018  8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 16 – October 20, 2018
    Reception: July 6, 2018
    5 pm – 8 pm
    Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales retraces the Underground Railroad in this exhibition. Toured by Exhibits USA. In conjunction, Steve Prince will offer large-scale prints sharing his work on the African-American experiences.

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    The Mix Book Group

    August 21, 2018  10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Churchland Branch Library

    Location: Churchland Branch Library – 757-686-2538

August 22, 2018
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    EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018-October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018-September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and theinternal pet trade.  You can help thesereptiles survive and migrate safely!  Theexhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum inpartnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and is designed for familyaudiences, and developed by Environmental Exhibit

    Collaborative.

     

  •  

    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018-October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception: July 6, 5:00 – 8:00pm

     

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    Monthly Coloring Contest

    March 1, 2018-August 31, 2018  
    Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Want to show off your mad arts skills and perhaps win a prize? Well the Portsmouth Public Library Main is looking for the most creative artwork. Children ages 2-11 are encouraged to participate in the monthly art contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative and creative work. Contact the Main Library for details at 757-393-8501.

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    Veteran's Services

    August 22, 2018  10:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Churchland Branch Library

    Location: Churchland Branch Library

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    Make n Take

    August 22, 2018  10:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    10:30 am – 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    http://portsmouthartcenter.com/event-directory/

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    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

    June 16, 2018  5:00 pm-October 20, 2018  8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 16 – October 20, 2018
    Reception: July 6, 2018
    5 pm – 8 pm
    Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales retraces the Underground Railroad in this exhibition. Toured by Exhibits USA. In conjunction, Steve Prince will offer large-scale prints sharing his work on the African-American experiences.

August 23, 2018
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    EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018-October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018-September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and theinternal pet trade.  You can help thesereptiles survive and migrate safely!  Theexhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum inpartnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and is designed for familyaudiences, and developed by Environmental Exhibit

    Collaborative.

     

  •  

    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018-October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception: July 6, 5:00 – 8:00pm

     

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

  •  

    Monthly Coloring Contest

    March 1, 2018-August 31, 2018  
    Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Want to show off your mad arts skills and perhaps win a prize? Well the Portsmouth Public Library Main is looking for the most creative artwork. Children ages 2-11 are encouraged to participate in the monthly art contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative and creative work. Contact the Main Library for details at 757-393-8501.

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    Certified Professional Food Manager Class

    August 23, 2018  8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    1701 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    8:30 am – 3:30 pm
    Cost: $165.00 (Payment for class must be made 1 week in advance so that student can receive all materials for studying)
    The CPFM certificate is valid for 5 years and takes the place of a Food handler’s card which is required by Portsmouth. The CPFM certificate is recognized throughout the United States.

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    Make n Take

    August 23, 2018  10:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    10:30 am – 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    http://portsmouthartcenter.com/event-directory/

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    Pre-School Storytime

    August 23, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Churchland Branch Library

    Birth to 5 years

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    Pre-School Storytime

    August 23, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Manor Branch Library

    Ages 3-5 years

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    Pre-School Storytime

    August 23, 2018  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Cradock Branch Library

    Ages 3-5 years

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    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

    June 16, 2018  5:00 pm-October 20, 2018  8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 16 – October 20, 2018
    Reception: July 6, 2018
    5 pm – 8 pm
    Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales retraces the Underground Railroad in this exhibition. Toured by Exhibits USA. In conjunction, Steve Prince will offer large-scale prints sharing his work on the African-American experiences.

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    Movies in the Park - Paddington 2

    August 23, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Portsmouth City Park, Cpl J M Williams Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23701, USA

    7 pm
    Cost: Free
    For more information, call 757-393-8481.

August 24, 2018
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    EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018-October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018-September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and theinternal pet trade.  You can help thesereptiles survive and migrate safely!  Theexhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum inpartnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and is designed for familyaudiences, and developed by Environmental Exhibit

    Collaborative.

     

  •  

    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018-October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception: July 6, 5:00 – 8:00pm

     

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    Monthly Coloring Contest

    March 1, 2018-August 31, 2018  
    Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Want to show off your mad arts skills and perhaps win a prize? Well the Portsmouth Public Library Main is looking for the most creative artwork. Children ages 2-11 are encouraged to participate in the monthly art contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative and creative work. Contact the Main Library for details at 757-393-8501.

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    Make n Take

    August 24, 2018  10:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    10:30 am – 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    http://portsmouthartcenter.com/event-directory/

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    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

    June 16, 2018  5:00 pm-October 20, 2018  8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 16 – October 20, 2018
    Reception: July 6, 2018
    5 pm – 8 pm
    Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales retraces the Underground Railroad in this exhibition. Toured by Exhibits USA. In conjunction, Steve Prince will offer large-scale prints sharing his work on the African-American experiences.

August 25, 2018
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    EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018-October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

  •  

    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018-September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and theinternal pet trade.  You can help thesereptiles survive and migrate safely!  Theexhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum inpartnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and is designed for familyaudiences, and developed by Environmental Exhibit

    Collaborative.

     

  •  

    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018-October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception: July 6, 5:00 – 8:00pm

     

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

  •  

    Monthly Coloring Contest

    March 1, 2018-August 31, 2018  
    Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Want to show off your mad arts skills and perhaps win a prize? Well the Portsmouth Public Library Main is looking for the most creative artwork. Children ages 2-11 are encouraged to participate in the monthly art contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative and creative work. Contact the Main Library for details at 757-393-8501.

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    Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmer's Market

    August 25, 2018  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Corner of Court & High Streets, Portsmouth

    The Farmer’s Market returns with seasonal fruits, vegetables, baked goods, meats, eggs, flowers and hand-crafted gifts to the corner of Court & High Streets. The market will continue at this site through December 15, 2018.

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    Friends of the Portsmouth Public Library Book Sale

    August 25, 2018  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Portsmouth Public Library

    The Main Book Sale is every Saturday, 10 am – 2pm AND first Friday of each month, 10 am-2 pm. Every Saturday something good is going on in Olde Towne – come spend it with us. It’s going to be fun! 601 Court Street, side entrance. http://www.friendsofportsmouthlibrary.org/

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    48th Annual Seawall Art Show

    August 25, 2018  10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    This juried arts and fine crafts show on Portsmouth’s High Street Landing waterfront in Historic Olde Towne has been a highlight for more than 45 years. Featuring the works of a select 80 – 90 artists, selections include photography, sculpture, jewelry, oil paintings, wood carving, art glass, fine jewelry, pottery and more.

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    Mother Goose on the Loose

    August 25, 2018  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Portsmouth Public Library

    Birth to 36 months

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    Lego Club

    August 25, 2018  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Portsmouth Public Library

    Location: Main Library – 757-393-8501

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    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

    June 16, 2018  5:00 pm-October 20, 2018  8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 16 – October 20, 2018
    Reception: July 6, 2018
    5 pm – 8 pm
    Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales retraces the Underground Railroad in this exhibition. Toured by Exhibits USA. In conjunction, Steve Prince will offer large-scale prints sharing his work on the African-American experiences.

August 26, 2018
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    EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018-October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

  •  

    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018-September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and theinternal pet trade.  You can help thesereptiles survive and migrate safely!  Theexhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum inpartnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and is designed for familyaudiences, and developed by Environmental Exhibit

    Collaborative.

     

  •  

    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018-October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception: July 6, 5:00 – 8:00pm

     

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

  •  

    Monthly Coloring Contest

    March 1, 2018-August 31, 2018  
    Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Want to show off your mad arts skills and perhaps win a prize? Well the Portsmouth Public Library Main is looking for the most creative artwork. Children ages 2-11 are encouraged to participate in the monthly art contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative and creative work. Contact the Main Library for details at 757-393-8501.

  •  

    48th Annual Seawall Art Show

    August 26, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    This juried arts and fine crafts show on Portsmouth’s High Street Landing waterfront in Historic Olde Towne has been a highlight for more than 45 years. Featuring the works of a select 80 – 90 artists, selections include photography, sculpture, jewelry, oil paintings, wood carving, art glass, fine jewelry, pottery and more.

  •  

    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

    June 16, 2018  5:00 pm-October 20, 2018  8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 16 – October 20, 2018
    Reception: July 6, 2018
    5 pm – 8 pm
    Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales retraces the Underground Railroad in this exhibition. Toured by Exhibits USA. In conjunction, Steve Prince will offer large-scale prints sharing his work on the African-American experiences.

August 27, 2018
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    EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018-October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

  •  

    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018-September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and theinternal pet trade.  You can help thesereptiles survive and migrate safely!  Theexhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum inpartnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and is designed for familyaudiences, and developed by Environmental Exhibit

    Collaborative.

     

  •  

    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018-October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception: July 6, 5:00 – 8:00pm

     

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

  •  

    Monthly Coloring Contest

    March 1, 2018-August 31, 2018  
    Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Want to show off your mad arts skills and perhaps win a prize? Well the Portsmouth Public Library Main is looking for the most creative artwork. Children ages 2-11 are encouraged to participate in the monthly art contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative and creative work. Contact the Main Library for details at 757-393-8501.

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    TEDtalks Discussion Group

    August 27, 2018  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Cradock Branch Library

    We will meet each Monday at 10 a.m. at the Cradock branch of the Portsmouth Public Library to watch and discuss TEDtalks. Adults interested in sharing, listening and engaging will find this interesting and be welcome. TEDtalk topics are always interesting and intriguing.

    28 Prospect Parkway

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    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

    June 16, 2018  5:00 pm-October 20, 2018  8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 16 – October 20, 2018
    Reception: July 6, 2018
    5 pm – 8 pm
    Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales retraces the Underground Railroad in this exhibition. Toured by Exhibits USA. In conjunction, Steve Prince will offer large-scale prints sharing his work on the African-American experiences.

August 28, 2018
  •  

    EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018-October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

  •  

    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018-September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and theinternal pet trade.  You can help thesereptiles survive and migrate safely!  Theexhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum inpartnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and is designed for familyaudiences, and developed by Environmental Exhibit

    Collaborative.

     

  •  

    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018-October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception: July 6, 5:00 – 8:00pm

     

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

  •  

    Monthly Coloring Contest

    March 1, 2018-August 31, 2018  
    Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Want to show off your mad arts skills and perhaps win a prize? Well the Portsmouth Public Library Main is looking for the most creative artwork. Children ages 2-11 are encouraged to participate in the monthly art contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative and creative work. Contact the Main Library for details at 757-393-8501.

  •  

    Make n Take

    August 28, 2018  10:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    10:30 am – 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    http://portsmouthartcenter.com/event-directory/

  •  

    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

    June 16, 2018  5:00 pm-October 20, 2018  8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 16 – October 20, 2018
    Reception: July 6, 2018
    5 pm – 8 pm
    Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales retraces the Underground Railroad in this exhibition. Toured by Exhibits USA. In conjunction, Steve Prince will offer large-scale prints sharing his work on the African-American experiences.

August 29, 2018
  •  

    EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018-October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

  •  

    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018-September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and theinternal pet trade.  You can help thesereptiles survive and migrate safely!  Theexhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum inpartnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and is designed for familyaudiences, and developed by Environmental Exhibit

    Collaborative.

     

  •  

    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018-October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception: July 6, 5:00 – 8:00pm

     

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

  •  

    Monthly Coloring Contest

    March 1, 2018-August 31, 2018  
    Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Want to show off your mad arts skills and perhaps win a prize? Well the Portsmouth Public Library Main is looking for the most creative artwork. Children ages 2-11 are encouraged to participate in the monthly art contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative and creative work. Contact the Main Library for details at 757-393-8501.

  •  

    Make n Take

    August 29, 2018  10:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    10:30 am – 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    http://portsmouthartcenter.com/event-directory/

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    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

    June 16, 2018  5:00 pm-October 20, 2018  8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 16 – October 20, 2018
    Reception: July 6, 2018
    5 pm – 8 pm
    Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales retraces the Underground Railroad in this exhibition. Toured by Exhibits USA. In conjunction, Steve Prince will offer large-scale prints sharing his work on the African-American experiences.

August 30, 2018
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    EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018-October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

  •  

    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018-September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and theinternal pet trade.  You can help thesereptiles survive and migrate safely!  Theexhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum inpartnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and is designed for familyaudiences, and developed by Environmental Exhibit

    Collaborative.

     

  •  

    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018-October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception: July 6, 5:00 – 8:00pm

     

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

  •  

    Monthly Coloring Contest

    March 1, 2018-August 31, 2018  
    Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Want to show off your mad arts skills and perhaps win a prize? Well the Portsmouth Public Library Main is looking for the most creative artwork. Children ages 2-11 are encouraged to participate in the monthly art contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative and creative work. Contact the Main Library for details at 757-393-8501.

  •  

    Make n Take

    August 30, 2018  10:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    10:30 am – 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    http://portsmouthartcenter.com/event-directory/

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    Pre-School Storytime

    August 30, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Churchland Branch Library

    Birth to 5 years

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    Pre-School Storytime

    August 30, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Manor Branch Library

    Ages 3-5 years

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    Pre-School Storytime

    August 30, 2018  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Cradock Branch Library

    Ages 3-5 years

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    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

    June 16, 2018  5:00 pm-October 20, 2018  8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 16 – October 20, 2018
    Reception: July 6, 2018
    5 pm – 8 pm
    Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales retraces the Underground Railroad in this exhibition. Toured by Exhibits USA. In conjunction, Steve Prince will offer large-scale prints sharing his work on the African-American experiences.

August 31, 2018
  •  

    EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018-October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

  •  

    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018-September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and theinternal pet trade.  You can help thesereptiles survive and migrate safely!  Theexhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum inpartnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and is designed for familyaudiences, and developed by Environmental Exhibit

    Collaborative.

     

  •  

    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018-October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Reception: July 6, 5:00 – 8:00pm

     

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

  •  

    Monthly Coloring Contest

    March 1, 2018-August 31, 2018  
    Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Want to show off your mad arts skills and perhaps win a prize? Well the Portsmouth Public Library Main is looking for the most creative artwork. Children ages 2-11 are encouraged to participate in the monthly art contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative and creative work. Contact the Main Library for details at 757-393-8501.

  •  

    Make n Take

    August 31, 2018  10:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    10:30 am – 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    http://portsmouthartcenter.com/event-directory/

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    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

    June 16, 2018  5:00 pm-October 20, 2018  8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 16 – October 20, 2018
    Reception: July 6, 2018
    5 pm – 8 pm
    Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales retraces the Underground Railroad in this exhibition. Toured by Exhibits USA. In conjunction, Steve Prince will offer large-scale prints sharing his work on the African-American experiences.

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