July 2018

July 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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    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.

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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

July 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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    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

    July 2, 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.

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    Portsmouth Book Club

    July 2, 2018  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Churchland Branch Library

    Location: Churchland Branch Library – 757-686-2538

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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

July 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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    Make n Take

    July 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.

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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

July 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.  

     

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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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    Patriotic Salute & Bike Parade

    July 4, 2018  8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Afton Parkway, Afton Pkwy, Portsmouth, VA 23702, USA

    Join the historic Cradock community for a 4th of July salute. To participate in the Children's Bike Parade, register between 8:30 and 9:15 a.m. at George Washington Highway and Afton Parkway green space (all ages and non-motorized vehicles welcome). Parade participants will receive a July 4th favor. Following the flag raising, prizes will be presented to the best patriotically decorated bike,carriage, wagon, etc. The Parade will leave at 9:30 a.m. lead by Portsmouth's own Fire Engine 11 down Afton Parkway to the Gazebo in Afton Square. At 10:00 a.m. a flag raising ceremony will commence including patriotic addresses, music by a military band; refreshments by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 993 and Disabled American Veterans Post 41. Dottie Wyatt, Chairman 757.839.7700. Free admission.

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    Make n Take

    July 4, 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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    Basic Computer Help

    July 4, 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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    Stars & Stripes 4th of July Concert

    July 4, 2018  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: To Be Determined

    Celebrate the country's birthday with us during our annual 4th of July Stars & Stripes Concert. Featuring country singing sensation Celeste Kellogg taking the stage at 5:30 p.m. and the Tidewater Concert Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. Bring out the whole family for this annual 4th of July celebration.

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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

July 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.  

     

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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

    July 5, 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

    July 5, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Churchland Branch Library

    Birth to 5 years

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    Pre-School Storytime

    July 5, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Manor Branch Library

    Ages 3-5 years

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    Pre-School Storytime

    July 5, 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.

  •  

    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

July 6, 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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    Friends of the Portsmouth Public Library Book Sale

    July 6, 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/

  •  

    Make n Take

    July 6, 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

July 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.

  •  

    Bank of America "Museums on Us"

    July 7, 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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    Shaggin’ On High

    July 7, 2018  9:00 am - 7:30 pm
    High Street, High St, Portsmouth, VA, USA

    Spend the day downtown Portsmouth for Shaggin' on High. Start your day on the Olde Towne Portsmouth Farmer's Market at 9. Then visit the Antiques to Flea Market at 10, the library book sale and an exhibit at the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center. Shaggin On High starts at 4 p.m. See the complete list of events below:

    OldeTowne Portsmouth Farmer’s Market: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

    OldeTowne Portsmouth Antiques to Flea Market: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

    Friendsof the Portsmouth Public Library Book Sale: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

    PortsmouthArt & Cultural Center Exhibit: Through Darkness Into Light:
    Photographs Along the Underground Railroad:
    10 a.m.–5 p.m. (Free Admission)

    Shaggin’On High:4–7:30 p.m. • High Street in Olde Towne Portsmouth

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    Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmer's Market

    July 7, 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

    July 7, 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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    Patriot's Day

    July 7, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum, 2 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    10 am – 5 pm
    Celebrate American independence 1940’s style! Learn about life on the home front in World War II Portsmouth. Sign up to become W.A.V.E., fly a target kite, and experience live Swing Music and Swing dancing throughout the afternoon! Free open-air event!

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    Olde Towne Antiques to Flea Market

    July 7, 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/

  •  

    Mother Goose on the Loose

    July 7, 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.

  •  

    Movies in the Park - Early Man

    July 7, 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.

  •  

    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

July 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.

  •  

    Bank of America "Museums on Us"

    July 8, 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

July 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.  

     

  •  

    Junior Golf Camp #2

    July 9, 2018-July 12, 2018  
    Links at City Park, 7 CPL. J.L., Williams Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    July 9-July 12
    Call 465-1500 for more information

  •  

    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

    July 9, 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

July 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.  

     

  •  

    Junior Golf Camp #2

    July 9, 2018-July 12, 2018  
    Links at City Park, 7 CPL. J.L., Williams Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    July 9-July 12
    Call 465-1500 for more information

  •  

    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

    July 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.

  •  

    Writer's Group

    July 10, 2018  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Churchland Branch Library

    Location: Churchland Branch Library – 757-686-2538

  •  

    Lego Club

    July 10, 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

July 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.  

     

  •  

    Junior Golf Camp #2

    July 9, 2018-July 12, 2018  
    Links at City Park, 7 CPL. J.L., Williams Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    July 9-July 12
    Call 465-1500 for more information

  •  

    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.

  •  

    High School Football Team Camp

    July 11, 2018  8:30 am-July 13, 2018  9:30 am
    1801 Portsmouth Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Session 1: July 11 – 13, 2018
    Start Time: 4 pm
    End Time: 7 pm
    This is a team camp designed to give high school teams a solid foundation for their season. This day is for you and your team. Coaches set their own practice itineraries and workout opportunities with other teams. Helmets, Shoulder Pads and Mouth Piece required.
    All players must complete a liability form – Only teams paid in full will be registered.

  •  

    Food Handler's Class

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

    10 AM
    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/

  •  

    Veteran's Services

    July 11, 2018  10:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Churchland Branch Library

    Location: Churchland Branch Library

  •  

    Make n Take

    July 11, 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

July 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.  

     

  •  

    Junior Golf Camp #2

    July 9, 2018-July 12, 2018  
    Links at City Park, 7 CPL. J.L., Williams Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    July 9-July 12
    Call 465-1500 for more information

  •  

    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.

  •  

    High School Football Team Camp

    July 11, 2018  8:30 am-July 13, 2018  9:30 am
    1801 Portsmouth Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Session 1: July 11 – 13, 2018
    Start Time: 4 pm
    End Time: 7 pm
    This is a team camp designed to give high school teams a solid foundation for their season. This day is for you and your team. Coaches set their own practice itineraries and workout opportunities with other teams. Helmets, Shoulder Pads and Mouth Piece required.
    All players must complete a liability form – Only teams paid in full will be registered.

  •  

    Make n Take

    July 12, 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

    July 12, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Churchland Branch Library

    Birth to 5 years

  •  

    Pre-School Storytime

    July 12, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Manor Branch Library

    Ages 3-5 years

  •  

    Pre-School Storytime

    July 12, 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

July 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. 

  •  

    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.

  •  

    High School Football Team Camp

    July 11, 2018  8:30 am-July 13, 2018  9:30 am
    1801 Portsmouth Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Session 1: July 11 – 13, 2018
    Start Time: 4 pm
    End Time: 7 pm
    This is a team camp designed to give high school teams a solid foundation for their season. This day is for you and your team. Coaches set their own practice itineraries and workout opportunities with other teams. Helmets, Shoulder Pads and Mouth Piece required.
    All players must complete a liability form – Only teams paid in full will be registered.

  •  

    Make n Take

    July 13, 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

July 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. 

  •  

    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.

  •  

    Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmer's Market

    July 14, 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.

  •  

    Friends of the Portsmouth Public Library Book Sale

    July 14, 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

    July 14, 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.

  •  

    Movies in the Park - Cars 3

    July 14, 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.

  •  

    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

July 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. 

  •  

    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.

  •  

    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

July 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. 

  •  

    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.  

     

  •  

    Portsmouth/Norfolk Junior 4-H Camp

    July 16, 2018-July 20, 2018  
    Southeast 4-H Educational Center, 15189 Airfield Rd, Wakefield, VA 23888, USA

    July 16 – 20, 2018
    The Airfield 4-H Educational Center Junior Summer Camps provide youth between the ages of 9 and 13 with programming designed to learn through experiential education and character development. 4-H camping is cooperative group living in a natural environment which focuses on the individual's social, spiritual, mental, and physical development for both boys and girls.
    Contact: Greg Costanza at cgerg@vt.edu for more information on camping and/or teen counselor opportunities.
    Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NorfolkPortsmouth4H or on Twitter: @2CitiesOne4H

  •  

    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

    July 16, 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

  •  

    Horticulture Therapy Program - Sentara Nursing Center

    July 16, 2018  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    4201 Greenwood Dr, Portsmouth, VA 23701, USA

  •  

    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

July 17, 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.  

     

  •  

    Portsmouth/Norfolk Junior 4-H Camp

    July 16, 2018-July 20, 2018  
    Southeast 4-H Educational Center, 15189 Airfield Rd, Wakefield, VA 23888, USA

    July 16 – 20, 2018
    The Airfield 4-H Educational Center Junior Summer Camps provide youth between the ages of 9 and 13 with programming designed to learn through experiential education and character development. 4-H camping is cooperative group living in a natural environment which focuses on the individual's social, spiritual, mental, and physical development for both boys and girls.
    Contact: Greg Costanza at cgerg@vt.edu for more information on camping and/or teen counselor opportunities.
    Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NorfolkPortsmouth4H or on Twitter: @2CitiesOne4H

  •  

    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

    July 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/ 

  •  

    High School Football Team Camp

    July 17, 2018  4:00 pm-July 19, 2018  7:00 pm
    1801 Portsmouth Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Session 1: July 17 – 19, 2018
    Start Time: 4 pm
    End Time: 7 pm
    This is a team camp designed to give high school teams a solid foundation for their season. This day is for you and your team. Coaches set their own practice itineraries and workout opportunities with other teams. Helmets, Shoulder Pads and Mouth Piece required.
    All players must complete a liability form – Only teams paid in full will be registered.

  •  

    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

  •  

    The Mix Book Group

    July 17, 2018  10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Churchland Branch Library

    Location: Churchland Branch Library – 757-686-2538

July 18, 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.  

     

  •  

    Portsmouth/Norfolk Junior 4-H Camp

    July 16, 2018-July 20, 2018  
    Southeast 4-H Educational Center, 15189 Airfield Rd, Wakefield, VA 23888, USA

    July 16 – 20, 2018
    The Airfield 4-H Educational Center Junior Summer Camps provide youth between the ages of 9 and 13 with programming designed to learn through experiential education and character development. 4-H camping is cooperative group living in a natural environment which focuses on the individual's social, spiritual, mental, and physical development for both boys and girls.
    Contact: Greg Costanza at cgerg@vt.edu for more information on camping and/or teen counselor opportunities.
    Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NorfolkPortsmouth4H or on Twitter: @2CitiesOne4H

  •  

    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 Hander's Class

    July 18, 2018  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    1702 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/ 

  •  

    Horticulture Therapy Program - Province Place

    July 18, 2018  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Province Place of Maryview, 1 Bon Secours Way, Portsmouth, VA 23703, USA

  •  

    Make n Take

    July 18, 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

    July 18, 2018  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Portsmouth Public Library

    Location: Main Library – 757-393-8501

  •  

    High School Football Team Camp

    July 17, 2018  4:00 pm-July 19, 2018  7:00 pm
    1801 Portsmouth Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Session 1: July 17 – 19, 2018
    Start Time: 4 pm
    End Time: 7 pm
    This is a team camp designed to give high school teams a solid foundation for their season. This day is for you and your team. Coaches set their own practice itineraries and workout opportunities with other teams. Helmets, Shoulder Pads and Mouth Piece required.
    All players must complete a liability form – Only teams paid in full will be registered.

  •  

    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

July 19, 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.  

     

  •  

    Portsmouth/Norfolk Junior 4-H Camp

    July 16, 2018-July 20, 2018  
    Southeast 4-H Educational Center, 15189 Airfield Rd, Wakefield, VA 23888, USA

    July 16 – 20, 2018
    The Airfield 4-H Educational Center Junior Summer Camps provide youth between the ages of 9 and 13 with programming designed to learn through experiential education and character development. 4-H camping is cooperative group living in a natural environment which focuses on the individual's social, spiritual, mental, and physical development for both boys and girls.
    Contact: Greg Costanza at cgerg@vt.edu for more information on camping and/or teen counselor opportunities.
    Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NorfolkPortsmouth4H or on Twitter: @2CitiesOne4H

  •  

    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

    July 19, 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

    July 19, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Churchland Branch Library

    Birth to 5 years

  •  

    Pre-School Storytime

    July 19, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Manor Branch Library

    Ages 3-5 years

  •  

    Pre-School Storytime

    July 19, 2018  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Cradock Branch Library

    Ages 3-5 years

  •  

    High School Football Team Camp

    July 17, 2018  4:00 pm-July 19, 2018  7:00 pm
    1801 Portsmouth Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Session 1: July 17 – 19, 2018
    Start Time: 4 pm
    End Time: 7 pm
    This is a team camp designed to give high school teams a solid foundation for their season. This day is for you and your team. Coaches set their own practice itineraries and workout opportunities with other teams. Helmets, Shoulder Pads and Mouth Piece required.
    All players must complete a liability form – Only teams paid in full will be registered.

  •  

    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

July 20, 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.  

     

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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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    Portsmouth/Norfolk Junior 4-H Camp

    July 16, 2018-July 20, 2018  
    Southeast 4-H Educational Center, 15189 Airfield Rd, Wakefield, VA 23888, USA

    July 16 – 20, 2018
    The Airfield 4-H Educational Center Junior Summer Camps provide youth between the ages of 9 and 13 with programming designed to learn through experiential education and character development. 4-H camping is cooperative group living in a natural environment which focuses on the individual's social, spiritual, mental, and physical development for both boys and girls.
    Contact: Greg Costanza at cgerg@vt.edu for more information on camping and/or teen counselor opportunities.
    Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NorfolkPortsmouth4H or on Twitter: @2CitiesOne4H

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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.

  •  

    Make n Take

    July 20, 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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    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

July 21, 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.

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    Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmer's Market

    July 21, 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

    July 21, 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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    Mother Goose on the Loose

    July 21, 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 - The Emoji Movie

    July 21, 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.

  •  

    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

July 22, 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.

  •  

    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

July 23, 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.

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    TEDtalks Discussion Group

    July 23, 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

July 24, 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.

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    Certified Professional Food Manager Class

    July 24, 2018  8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Portsmouth Health Department, 1701 High St # 102, 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

    July 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.

  •  

    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

July 25, 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.  

     

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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.

  •  

    Veteran's Services

    July 25, 2018  10:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Churchland Branch Library

    Location: Churchland Branch Library

  •  

    Make n Take

    July 25, 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

July 26, 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.

  •  

    Certified Professional Food Manager Class

    July 26, 2018  8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Portsmouth Health Department, 1701 High St # 102, 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.

  •  

    Make n Take

    July 26, 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

    July 26, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Churchland Branch Library

    Birth to 5 years

  •  

    Pre-School Storytime

    July 26, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Manor Branch Library

    Ages 3-5 years

  •  

    Pre-School Storytime

    July 26, 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

July 27, 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

    July 27, 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

July 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. 

  •  

    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.

  •  

    Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmer's Market

    July 28, 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.

  •  

    Friends of the Portsmouth Public Library Book Sale

    July 28, 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

    July 28, 2018  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Portsmouth Public Library

    Birth to 36 months

  •  

    Lego Club

    July 28, 2018  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Portsmouth Public Library

    Location: Main Library – 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.

  •  

    Movies in the Park - Deep

    July 28, 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.

  •  

    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

July 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. 

  •  

    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.

  •  

    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

July 30, 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.  

     

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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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    TEDtalks Discussion Group

    July 30, 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.

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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

July 31, 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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    Make n Take

    July 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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    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

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