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July 2017 · Portsmouth, Virginia Events and Activities

 

June 26 – August 11

8:30 am – 5:30 pm

P.A.L. Summer Camp

Location: Emily Spong located at 2200 Piedmont Ave.

Register now for the 2017 P.A.L. Summer Camp hosted by the Portsmouth Police Dept. The camp will be at Emily Spong located at 2200 Piedmont Ave., Monday through Thursday from 8:30 e.m, to 5:00 p.m., beginning June 26th and ending August 11th. Registration is Only Open to Portsmouth Residents ages 5-13.

• Breakfast and Lunch will be provided
• Fun Daily Activities
• Weekly Field Trips
• Lessons on Crime Prevention, Bullying, and more

The P.A.L. Summer Camp Fee is $120. A $30 non-refundable deposit is required with completed registration packet.

The remaining $90 camp fee is due no later than June 1, 2017 to participate. Only completed packets with $30 deposit will be accepted and only registrants paid in full by June 1st will have a secure spot in the Summer Camp program. SEATING IS LIMITED!

Registration forms can be downloaded at www.portsmouthvapal.com.
For more information contact Officer A. Washington at 757-235-5668

 

Through October 8

2017 Outdoor Sculpture

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Since 2005, The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center has annually sought proposals for outdoor sculptures to display within the enclosed garden courtyard. Crawford A. Mann, III, the Joan & Macon Brock Curator of American Art at the Chrysler Museum of Art served as a juror for the 2017 exhibit. His selections include work by eight sculptures from across the United States that will go on display this spring. Featured is work by Abigail Cochran, VA; Jan Kirsh, MD; Jon Mason, VA; Pokey Park, AZ; Philip Smith, MD; Timothy Spurchise, VA; Kevin Vanek, MS, and Carl Wright, WV. The competition offers cash awards totaling more than $4,000 in Jurors Choice, Seawall art, Brancusi, Honorable Mention, and People’s Choice. Pick up a ballot at the front desk and cast your ballot to help determine which artwork and artists receive the People’s Choice Award. Voting closes on August 1st. For more information, please call 757-393-8543 or visit www.portsmouthartcenter.com.

 

Through October 8

2017 Outdoor Sculpture

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Since 2005, The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center has annually sought proposals for outdoor sculptures to display within the enclosed garden courtyard. Crawford A. Mann, III, the Joan & Macon Brock Curator of American Art at the Chrysler Museum of Art served as a juror for the 2017 exhibit. His selections include work by eight sculptures from across the United States that will go on display this spring. Featured is work by Abigail Cochran, VA; Jan Kirsh, MD; Jon Mason, VA; Pokey Park, AZ; Philip Smith, MD; Timothy Spurchise, VA; Kevin Vanek, MS, and Carl Wright, WV. The competition offers cash awards totaling more than $4,000 in Jurors Choice, Seawall art, Brancusi, Honorable Mention, and People’s Choice. Pick up a ballot at the front desk and cast your ballot to help determine which artwork and artists receive the People’s Choice Award. Voting closes on August 1st. For more information, please call 757-393-8543 or visit www.portsmouthartcenter.com.

 

Through August 6

Hardhat Heroes: A Photographic Portrait by Glen McClure

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Opening Reception: Friday, June 2, 2017, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Since 2015, Glen McClure has been capturing portraits in large – format B&W photos of workers who follow in the time – honored traditions of making their living in shipyards across our region. Workers from BAE to Colonna, East Coast, Lyon, Nassco, and Newport News Shipbuilding, to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and Tecnico are featured. For more information call 757-393-8543 or visit www.portsmouthartcenter.com.

Saturdays through November

9 am – 1 pm

Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market

Location: On Court and High Streets outside the Courthouse Galleries Courtyard

Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market held every Saturday, May through November with special markets in April and December (see website for details). Historic district market with locally and organically grown veggies, fruits, nut, herbs, beef, chicken, eggs, seafood, artisanal breads, scones, pastries, cakes, pies, jams, jellies, salsas, fresh, dried and silk flowers, soaps, lotions, pottery, arts/crafts. On Court and High Streets outside the Courthouse Galleries Courtyard. Visit www.portsmoutholdetownefarmersmarket.com for more info.

Starting

July 8

Heated Exchange

Location: Tidewater Community College Visual Arts Center

Gallery Talk and Opening Reception: Thursday, July 13 at 6:30pm

In this group exhibition, ten artists use distinct approaches to the seductive surface, luminous color, and ethereal image layering unique to the encaustic medium.  Incorporating scraping, burning, burnishing, incising, dipping, dying, or pouring works are infused with poetic beauty and release the fragrant scent of honeyed beeswax.  This hot wax technique is recognized for its exquisite beauty and incredible versatility. For more information, please call 757- 822-1888 or visit www.tcc.edu/vac/.

From

July 17 – 21

4-H Youth Development Camp

Location: Airfield 4-H Education Center Wakefield

The Airfield 4-H Educational Center Junior Summer Camp provides youth between the ages of 9 – 13 with programmingdesigned to learn through experiential education and character development.  4-H camping is cooperative group living in a natural environment which focuses on the individuals social, spiritual, mental and physical development for both boys and girls.  Contact Greg Costanza at Cgeerg@vt.edu for more information on camping and/or teen counselor opportunities.

Saturday

July 1

10 am – 2 pm

Olde Towne Antiques to Flea Market

Location: Middle Street Garage

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

Saturday

July 1

9 – 10 am

Yoga in the Courtyard

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Join yoga instructor Neve in nature for a yoga class for all levels and ages. No experience is required. Neve teaches alignment based hatha yoga styles which focus on safety and relaxation. Her humor and grace will have you smiling during and after class. Come stretch, build strength, practice balance and enjoy being outside. Please bring your own yoga mat to the courtyard and any other props you would like. We practice on the bricks so if you want to double up your mat for more protection or a blanket feel free to do so. Updates about the class will be posted on Facebook. If it is raining, class will not take place. This class is a suggested donation of $5+. No registration is required, just come, stretch and strength and have fun. For more information please call 757-393-8543 or visit www.portsmouthartcenter.com.

Tuesday

July 4

8:30 am – Noon

Historic Cradock’s 99th Patriotic Salute

Location: Afton Square

Come join the Cradock Civic League and the Community to start your 4th of July celebration. For more information please call Dottie Wyatt at 757-83-7700 or email her at dottiewyatt@juno.com

Wednesday

July 5

 7:30 pm

Wonderful Wednesday Summer Music Series:  The Frailache Klezmer Band

Location: Jewish Museum and Cultural Center

Klezmer is a musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe.  The professional musicians were called Klezmorim.  The genre originally consisted largely of dance tunes and instrumental display pieces and evolved in America to include American jazz sounds.  Advance tickets are $20 per show or $75 for the entire series available until June 20th. After June 20th, tickets are $25 at the door.  Students and military with ID are $10 per concert.  For more information please visit http://jewishmuseumportsmouth.org or call 757-391-9266.

Thursday

July 6

 2 – 4 pm

Ranger Station

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park

Stop by our Ranger station located at the brand new Dominion Wetland Learning Lab. We will be catching fish, crab and shrimp in the wetland. Borrow binoculars to spy on birds, butterfly nets to catch insects and field guides to identify trees and wildlife in the park. Come anytime during the hours listed for free hands on fun for all ages. For more information, please call 757-399-7484.

Thursday

July 6

 6:30 – 9 pm

Sunset Thursdays at Portside: Original Rhondels

Location: Portside

This is a free concert series of summer shows. All performances will take place on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm – 9pm. Come relax and enjoy great music, food and beverages, while watching the stunning sunset overlooking the Elizabeth River. There will be no rain dates, if the event is canceled due to inclement weather, it will not be rescheduled. For more information please call 757-393-5111.

Friday

July 7

2 – 4 pm

Volunteer Service Day

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park

Become a river hero. Help us clean up the park, improve plantings and learn river stewardship while you’re at it. Projects vary by date. Groups please contact us in advance to schedule a private volunteer event. All ages allowed with adult supervision for those under 18. Free, but registration is required. For more information please call 757-399-7487 or visit www.paradisecreeknaturepark.com.

 

Friday

July 7

5 – 8 pm

First Friday Concert Series: More Cowbell

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

The First Friday Concert Series closes with the blues and rock of More Cowbell Two guitars, Allman, Stevie Ray, Steely Dan, James Brown….need we say more? Exhibits and music are free and open to the public. For more information please call 757-393-8543 or visit www.portsmouthartcenter.com.

Saturday

July 8

9 – 10 am

Yoga in the Courtyard

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Join yoga instructor Neve in nature for a yoga class for all levels and ages. No experience is required. Neve teaches alignment based hatha yoga styles which focus on safety and relaxation. Her humor and grace will have you smiling during and after class. Come stretch, build strength, practice balance and enjoy being outside. Please bring your own yoga mat to the courtyard and any other props you would like. We practice on the bricks so if you want to double up your mat for more protection or a blanket feel free to do so. Updates about the class will be posted on Facebook. If it is raining, class will not take place. This class is a suggested donation of $5+. No registration is required, just come, stretch and strength and have fun. For more information please call 757-393-8543 or visit www.portsmouthartcenter.com.

Saturday

July 8

8 – 10 am

Kayak Tours of Paradise Creek!

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park

Join us for a guided tour of Paradise Creek Nature Park’s 11-acre wetland and Paradise Creek during a guided tour led by local outfitter Adventure Kayak Tours. Learn about the history of the park and river, wildlife supported by this vulnerable habitat, and more. Fist paddler to sign up earns a spot in our unique clear bottom kayaks. All ages welcome with parent permission and assistance. $40 per person/ $30 for members. Limited spots available, please call 757-399-7484 for details and reservations. Registration for these events closes 3 days prior to each event date.

Become a river hero. Help us clean up the park, improve plantings and learn river stewardship while you’re at it. Projects vary by date. Groups please contact us in advance to schedule a private volunteer event. All ages allowed with adult supervision for those under 18. Free, but registration is required. For more information please call 757-399-7487 or visit www.paradisecreeknaturepark.com.

Saturday

July 8

 10 am – 5 pm

Patriot’s Day

Location: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum (outside)

Celebrate American independence 1940’s style! Learn about life on the home front in World War II Portsmouth. Sign up to become a W.A.V.E., fly a target kite, and experience live Swing Music and Swing dancing throughout the afternoon! Free open-air event! Sponsored by the Friends of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum in collaboration with the Portsmouth Museums.  For more information visit http://www.portsmouthnavalshipyardmuseum.com/

Saturday

July 8

 7 pm

Movies in the Park: The Wild Life (2016)

Location: Portsmouth City Park

Join us each Saturday evening for Movies in the Park.  A daring parrot recounts how Robinson Crusoe came to be stranded on a tropical island. Rated PG. First come, first served, capacity 150 people   Sponsored by the Portsmouth Department of Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services. For more information please call 757-393-8481.

Tuesday

July 11

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Portsmouth Master Gardener Lecture Series: What’s Bugging you in the Garden? How to Identify Your Garden Pests and Control Them Naturally

Location: Churchland Branch Library

Join the Virginia Cooperative Extension / Portsmouth Master Gardner for a free gardening lecture: What’s Bugging you in the Garden? How to identify your garden pests and control them naturally. Their mission is to educate Portsmouth residents about safe, effective and sustainable garden management practices. They are volunteers who have received extensive training under the auspices of Virginia Tech, Virginia State, and the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office to provide unbiased, research-based horticultural information, tips, techniques and advice to the community. Free and open to the public. For more information please call 757-393-5314 or visit www.pmgv.org.

Thursday

July 13

6:30 pm

Gallery Talk and Opening Reception: Heated Exchange

Location: Tidewater Community College Visual Arts Center

In this group exhibition, ten artists use distinct approaches to the seductive surface, luminous color, and ethereal image layering unique to the encaustic medium. Incorporating scraping, burning, burnishing, incising, dipping, dying, or pouring works are infused with poetic beauty and release the fragrant scent of honeyed beeswax. This hot wax technique is recognized for its exquisite beauty and incredible versatility. For more information, please call 757- 822-1888 or visit www.tcc.edu/vac/.

Thursday

July 13

 6:30 – 9 pm

Sunset Thursday’s at Portside: Elements Band

Location: Portside

This is a free concert series of summer shows. All performances will take place on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm – 9pm. Come relax and enjoy great music, food and beverages, while watching the stunning sunset overlooking the Elizabeth River. There will be no rain dates, if the event is canceled due to inclement weather, it will not be rescheduled. For more information please call 757-393-5111.

Saturday

July 15

9 – 10 am

Yoga in the Courtyard

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Join yoga instructor Neve in nature for a yoga class for all levels and ages. No experience is required. Neve teaches alignment based hatha yoga styles which focus on safety and relaxation. Her humor and grace will have you smiling during and after class. Come stretch, build strength, practice balance and enjoy being outside. Please bring your own yoga mat to the courtyard and any other props you would like. We practice on the bricks so if you want to double up your mat for more protection or a blanket feel free to do so. Updates about the class will be posted on Facebook. If it is raining, class will not take place. This class is a suggested donation of $5+. No registration is required, just come, stretch and strength and have fun. For more information please call 757-393-8543 or visit www.portsmouthartcenter.com.

Saturday

July 15

9 – 11 am

Volunteer Service Day

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park

Become a river hero. Help us clean up the park, improve plantings and learn river stewardship while you’re at it. Projects vary by date. Groups please contact us in advance to schedule a private volunteer event. All ages allowed with adult supervision for those under 18. Free, but registration is required. For more information please call 757-399-7487 or visit www.paradisecreeknaturepark.com.  

Tuesday

July 18

6 pm

Family Movie Night

Location: Churchland Library

Enjoy the latest series of programming at Churchland with our monthly movie night. Movie will be shown on the big screen. Bring a friend and munch on some popcorn! For more information please call 757-686-2538.

Wednesday

July 19

11 am – 1 pm

Coffee with a Cop

Location: Portsmouth Main Library

Join your neighbors and officers for coffee and conversation. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood. Contac the Public Information Officer for more information at 757-393-8257.

Wednesday

July 19

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Portsmouth Master Gardener Lecture Series: Native Plants and Pollinators

Location: Churchland Branch Library

Join the Virginia Cooperative Extension / Portsmouth Master Gardner for a free gardening lecture: Native Plants and Pollinators. Their mission is to educate Portsmouth residents about safe, effective and sustainable garden management practices. They are volunteers who have received extensive training under the auspices of Virginia Tech, Virginia State, and the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office to provide unbiased, research-based horticultural information, tips, techniques and advice to the community. Free and open to the public. For more information please call 757-393-5314 or visit www.pmgv.org.

Thursday

July 20

 6:30 – 9 pm

Sunset Thursdays at Portside: Island Boy

Location: Portside

This is a free concert series of summer shows. All performances will take place on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm – 9pm. Come relax and enjoy great music, food and beverages, while watching the stunning sunset overlooking the Elizabeth River. There will be no rain dates, if the event is canceled due to inclement weather, it will not be rescheduled. For more information please call 757-393-5111.

Saturday

July 22

8 – 10 am

Kayak Tours of Paradise Creek!

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park

Join us for a guided tour of Paradise Creek Nature Park’s 11-acre wetland and Paradise Creek during a guided tour led by local outfitter Adventure Kayak Tours. Learn about the history of the park and river, wildlife supported by this vulnerable habitat, and more. Fist paddler to sign up earns a spot in our unique clear bottom kayaks. All ages welcome with parent permission and assistance. $40 per person/ $30 for members. Limited spots available, please call 757-399-7484 for details and reservations. Registration for these events closes 3 days prior to each event date.

Saturday

July 22

9 – 10 am

Yoga in the Courtyard

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Join yoga instructor Neve in nature for a yoga class for all levels and ages. No experience is required. Neve teaches alignment based hatha yoga styles which focus on safety and relaxation. Her humor and grace will have you smiling during and after class. Come stretch, build strength, practice balance and enjoy being outside. Please bring your own yoga mat to the courtyard and any other props you would like. We practice on the bricks so if you want to double up your mat for more protection or a blanket feel free to do so. Updates about the class will be posted on Facebook. If it is raining, class will not take place. This class is a suggested donation of $5+. No registration is required, just come, stretch and strength and have fun. For more information please call 757-393-8543 or visit www.portsmouthartcenter.com.

Sunday

July 23

7:30 pm

Australian Pink Floyd

Location: Portsmouth Pavilion

Having sold over four million tickets to concerts that have taken place in 35 countries, The Australian Pink Floyd Show is rightfully hailed as one of the most in demand touring entities currently operating. They will bring a fabulous light show, special filmed footage, and original animation onto a large high resolution LED Screen, inflatables such as the pink kangaroo, The Teacher and Pic and a 10 piece band playing the songs with all the note for note attention to detail and sound that has been honed from almost 30 years of performances. Doors open 6:30 pm and the show starts at 7:30 pm. For more information please call 1-800-745-3000 or visit www.pavilionconcerts.com

Wednesday

July 26

 7:30 pm

Wonderful Wednesday Summer Music Series:  Songs By Jewish Composers

Location: Jewish Museum and Cultural Center

Featuring Ellen Gollliher, soprano and James W. Kosnick, piano.  Nineteenth and twentieth century songs, mixing musical styles and emotional themes, including information about each composer and his or her historical and relative importance.  Advance tickets are $20 per show or $75 for the entire series available until June 20th. After June 20th, tickets are $25 at the door.  Students and military with ID are $10 per concert.  For more information please visit http://jewishmuseumportsmouth.org or call 757-391-9266.

Thursday

July 27

 6:30 – 9 pm

Sunset Thursdays at Portside: Good Life Band

Location: Portside

Come relax and enjoy great music and more, while watching the stunning sunset overlooking the Elizabeth River.
Please Note: No rain dates. If the event is canceled due to inclement weather, it will not be rescheduled. We will continue with the schedule as planned. For more information please call 757-393-5143.
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