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Farmers Market, Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia

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Olde Towne Farmer's Market - Every Saturday

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

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Civil War Tours with Private James Cook

7:30 PM - Monday & Wednesday
July 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31

Union occupation of Portsmouth during the Civil War is the focus of this walking tour lead by Private James Cook.

• All tours leave from the Renaissance Hotel, 425 Water Street, Portsmouth
• 60-75 minutes depending of the size of the group
• $10.00 / Two for $15.00 fee paid at the tour
• Groups of five or more may book a tour any day or time throughout the year with advance reservations.
• Advance ticket sales and credit cards available at:
   The Coffee Shoppe, 300 High Street
   Skipjack Nautical Wares and Marine Gallery, 1 High Street (on the waterfront)

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Olde Towne Living History Tours with Colonel Wm. Crawford

7:30 PM - Thursday & Saturday
July 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27

Join Portsmouth's founder, Colonel William Crawford, for a stroll through four centuries of maritime history in the home of America's first and largest shipyard.  Hear tales of early growth and expansion, British occupation during the Revolutionary War and War of 1812 and Union occupation during the Civil War as you pass one of the largest collections of historic homes on the Eastern Seaboard.

• All tours leave from the Renaissance Hotel, 425 Water Street, Portsmouth
• 60-75 minutes depending of the size of the group
• $10.00 / Two for $15.00 fee paid at the tour
• Groups of five or more may book a tour any day or time throughout the year with advance reservations.
• Advance ticket sales and credit cards available at:
   The Coffee Shoppe, 300 High Street
   Skipjack Nautical Wares and Marine Gallery, 1 High Street (on the waterfront)

Colonel Wm. Crawford website

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Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

Open through October 13 -  in the Courtyard.

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

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Brith Sholom:
A Cornerstone of Jewish Life in Tidewater

Through August 31 -  The Brith Sholom Center Exhibit at the Jewish Museum is now open, highlighting some of the memorabilia of this organization, its activities, and its membership  Brith Sholom a Jewish organization dedicated to the ideals of charity through fraternal, civic and social endeavors worldwide.  The exhibit is open Sunday’s from 2-4pm or by appointment.

Jewish Museum and Cultural Center - 607 Effingham Street Portsmouth, Virginia www.jewishmuseumportsmouth.org   757-391-9266

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Virginians in the Spotlight
Water, Water, Everywhere

Through August 31 -  Summer means it’s time to jump in the water! Rotating exhibit features greatest water sport inductees.

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum (757) 393-8031

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Portsmouth Book Group

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

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

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Crime Lab Detective

Open through August 31 - Visitors use scientific reasoning skills and forensic science to evaluate evidence and solve the burglary at the Johnson’s house. The exhibit offers two solution tracks presenting a challenge to visitors of all ages.

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

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Outdoor Sculpture

Through October 13, 2013 - Visit the garden setting to relax and enjoy the seventh year of this outdoor exhibit.

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

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Picturing the Civil War: Wood Engravings of the Civil War by Winslow Homer

Open through August 4 - In 1861, Winslow Homer's lithographic began transitioning from transcribing Matthew Brady photographs of the war to his own distinct style of drawing.

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

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My Heart Beats for Peace:  
Portsmouth’s Civil War Homefront

Through August 25 - Drawn from regional history and collections, this exhibit explores the impact of the war and life under Confederate and Union occupation.  How women were affected, the plight of African-Americans and religion under fire.

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center (formerly the Courthouse Galleries) | 393-8543

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Wonderful Wednesdays Music Series:
The Sensational Silver Screen

7:30 PM - Soprano Rachel Holland, tenor Brian Nedvin, baritone Steve Kelley and pianist Bobbi Kesler Corleto perform much loved music from the Silver Screen. This entertaining program will be hosted by Mark Keuthan, PhD adjunct professor at Regent University’s School of Communications and Arts.

Jewish Museum and Cultural Center - 607 Effingham Street Portsmouth, Virginia www.jewishmuseumportsmouth.org   757-391-9266

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Historic Cradock 95th Patriotic Salute Bike Parade

Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Parade Begins: 9:30 a.m.
Parade Route: Afton Parkway entrance to the Gazebo in the Square
• Music • Speakers • Awards • Refreshments • Balloon Release

For more information, call Dottie Wyatt at 485-9471

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Independence Day Fireworks

9:30 PM - View the fireworks from the Seawall or along Crawford Parkway.
757-393-5111

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Movies in the Park - UP!

7 PM - FREE Disney movies projected on a large screen. Fun and
enjoyment for the entire family.

Sponsored by the Portsmouth Department of Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services

For more information, call 393-8481

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Cyndi Lauper at nTelos

Lauper has amassed sales of more than 30 million records and had 14 Grammy Award nominations, winning her first as "Best New Artist" in 1983. She was the first female artist in history to have five Top 10 singles from a debut album. She also has been twice nominated for Emmy Awards, two American Music Awards, seven American Video Awards, and 18 MTV Awards.

Her last CD "Memphis Blues" was the best-selling blues album of 2010, debuting in Billboard at #1, and staying there 14 consecutive weeks.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, April 5 at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at 800.745.3000 or purchase online at ticketmaster.com. Orchestra seats are $53, Gold Circle seats are $43, and general admission lawn tickets are $25, including facility and service fees. There is a $3 discount with military ID and AAA membership card. Children 12 and younger are free on the lawn with a paid adult admission.

FirstEvents - Olde Towne Portsmouth

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

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Friends of the Library Book Sale

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

5Concert In the Courtyard - Free Music Series

5 - 8 PM - Enjoy music in the courtyard from Julie Clark.

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

6Olde Towne Antiques to Flea Market

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

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Friends of the Library Book Sale

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

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Patriots Day

10AM - 5 PM - Enjoy historic demonstrations, music, crafts, games, military drill, food and fun. Free admission.

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

7First Sunday Breakfast, Brunch, or Lunch

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

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Blackberry Tour

10 AM - Noon - Summer Berries Tasting Tour led by wild foods expert Vickie Shufer. Visitors will explore Hoffler Creek while picking blackberries along the trails. They will then make berry sundaes with Vickie's homemade vanilla ice cream and toppings provided. Participants will meet at the education pavilion at Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve. The berry tasting and tour is limited to twenty-five participants. The cost is $10.00 per person. For members of Hoffler Creek Wildlife Foundation, the fee is $5.00. To reserve a space call 757-686-8684 or email hofflercreek@hofflercreek.org.

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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In Motion: Action Paintings by Gloria Coker

Through September 29 - Opening Reception July 6

Gloria Coker never planned an art career--too much insecurity. Then after four years of taking classes while raising two children, Gloria received her M.Ed in Counseling at William and Mary and immediately joined the staff of the Daily Press as a news illustrator and courtroom artist. Her series of paintings of important women began and ended when she asked JoAnn Falletta to be a subject for a series and instead wound up producing art for four year for the Virginia Symphony and Buffalo Philharmonic. Thus began a continuing series involving music. Later, she included paintings of dance. And now she turns her attention to abstract landscapes that often have hidden figures.

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum (757) 393-8031

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The Chrysler Museum Comes to Portsmouth

Through November 5 - Opening Reception July 12

The exhibitions Art that Asks the Big Questions: The Chrysler Museum Comes to Portsmouth and Glen McClure: New Work, Italy, Ireland will be on view at the Visual Arts Center, TCC at Olde Towne (VAC), Portsmouth, Virginia, July 8 through November 5, 2013. The Opening Reception will take place on Friday, July 12 at 7 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., prior to the Opening Reception, Jeff Harrison, Chief Curator, Chrysler Museum of Art, will present an informal Gallery Talk in the main gallery.

During the Chrysler's closure for expansion, the VAC will present four collections of work from the Norfolk, Virginia museum. Large-scale 19th-century European oil paintings, including The Neophyte, Gustave Doré; La Desserte, Étienne Prosper Berne-Bellecour; and Lunatique à Etretat, Hugues Merle, will provide an interesting range of subjects. Complementing them are several bronze sculptures including Ugolino and His Sons, Jean Baptiste Carpeaux, and Lion Crushing a Serpent, Antoine Louis Barye. Many of these works previously belonged to Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., whose donations made the institution one of the major art museums in the southeastern United States.

Twenty mixed media prints by Scottish artist Eduardo Paolozzi will feature vintage, often humorous, designs from the late 1940s to the early 1950s. Additional works by American artists Robert Rauschenberg, Man Ray and Nam June Paik provide two and three-dimensional examples that exemplify the variant approaches of the contemporary age.

Chrysler Museum gallery hosts will be answering questions in the VAC galleries during the duration of the exhibition. A gallery guide will provide additional information.

The TCC VAC is located at 340 High Street, Olde Towne Portsmouth. Galleries are open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily and are free and open to the public. For further information call (757) 822-1888 or go to the Center's website.

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Portsmouth City Council Meeting

Public Work Session

6 PM - City Hall Building, 801 Crawford Street

City of Portsmouth | 757-393-8639

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Baseball from a Different Angle - Series

10 - 11:30 am - Take a closer look at the math behind the America’s favorite pastime.  From the field specifics to the angle in which the ball is hit, geometry is everywhere in baseball.  Come spend a few days with us, and you will be able to see the game of baseball from a different “angle”. 

Ages 8 and up. 
$10 per session includes admission and materials
$35 all sessions paid for upfront. 

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum (757) 393-8031

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Portsmouth City Council Meeting

Public Work Session - 5 PM

Regular City Council Meeting - 7 PM

City Hall Building, 801 Crawford Street

City of Portsmouth | 757-393-8639

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57th Annual Eastern Amateur Golf Tournament

Elizabeth Manor Golf and Country Club
Portsmouth, VA

Eastern Amateur Golf Tournament | 757-718-7784

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The Chrysler Museum Comes to Portsmouth

Opening Reception - 7 PM

On view at the Visual Arts Center, TCC at Olde Towne (VAC) through November 5.

Prior to the Opening Reception (6:30 PM), Jeff Harrison, Chief Curator, Chrysler Museum of Art, will present an informal Gallery Talk in the main gallery.

The TCC VAC is located at 340 High Street, Olde Towne Portsmouth. Galleries are open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily and are free and open to the public. For further information call (757) 822-1888 or go to the Center's website.

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Mindless Behavior at nTelos

with OMG Girlz & Coco Jones

Get at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at 800.745.3000 or purchase online at Ticketmaster.com.

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TRIAD Yard Sale

7 AM - Noon - 4404 Deep Creek Blvd. (Safety Town)
Clothes, shoes, trinkets, and houshold items.

Sponsored by the Portsmouth SALT Council of Triad
Proceeds will benefit senior citizens (purchase of locks, carbon monoxide detectors, peepholes, light bulbs, etc for distribution)

For additional information, please contact: Sgt. T. Faesi (757) 328-9080 Major D. Clemons (757)449-2183 L. Akers (757)449-8159 Donna Jordan- (757)393-8662/393-8092

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Early Bird Walk

8 - 10:30 AM - Stroll around Lake Ballard with local bird expert Clark White to identify birds by sight and sound. Be prompt - gates close at 8:15 a.m.; late arrivals cannot be accommodated. Free of charge and no registration necessary. Donations are always appreciated.

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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Volunteer Work Day

10 AM - 1 PM - Join us to help maintain the grounds and trails of Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve. Sign-up through Volunteer Hampton Roads.

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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Movies in the Park - Finding Nemo

7 PM - FREE Disney movies projected on a large screen. Fun and
enjoyment for the entire family.

Sponsored by the Portsmouth Department of Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services

For more information, call 393-8481

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Baseball from a Different Angle - Series

10 - 11:30 am - Take a closer look at the math behind the America’s favorite pastime.  From the field specifics to the angle in which the ball is hit, geometry is everywhere in baseball.  Come spend a few days with us, and you will be able to see the game of baseball from a different “angle”. 

Ages 8 and up. 
$10 per session includes admission and materials
$35 all sessions paid for upfront. 

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum (757) 393-8031

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Family Movie Night

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

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

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Moneyball - Series

10 - 11:30 am - Statistics in sports is almost as important as the wins on your team’s record.  Learn the ins and outs of calculating and analyzing individual team statistics and the effect they have on a successful franchise.  With a friendly game of baseball to wrap up the workshop, you will be able to apply all that you learned in the Hall of Fame classroom on the field.

Ages 8 and up. 
$10 per session includes admission and materials
$35 all sessions paid for upfront. 

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum (757) 393-8031

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Sublime With Rome and Pennywise at nTelos

Sublime began as a ska punk band in Long Beach, CA in 1988 and released three studio albums, one live album, five compilation albums, three EPs and one box set. The band has sold more than 17 million albums worldwide, including 10 million in the U.S. alone. In 2009 Rome Ramirez, a young guitarist and self-admitted Sublime fan from California joined the band, now aptly named Sublime With Rome. Their smash debut album "Yours Truly" was released in July, 2011, followed with a sold-out worldwide tour. The band today is Rome Ramirez (vocals and guitar), Eric Wilson (bass) and Josh Freese (drums).

Pennywise is a punk rock band from Hermosa Beach, CA, formed in 1988. The name is derived from the monster, It, from the Stephen King novel of the same title. Between their 1991 self-titled debut and 2005's The Fuse, Pennywise released an album every two years. The band has released ten full-length studio albums, the most recent being 2012's "All or Nothing", one live album, two EPs and one DVD.

Get at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at 800.745.3000 or purchase online at Ticketmaster.com.

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Worth the Wait 3 Youth Conference

Starts 5:00 PM Thursday - Ends Sunday at 1:30 PM - Youth conference for middle and high school students, featuring national artist Kirk Franklin. Includes workshops about self worth, respect; games and competitions; concert Friday night, featuring Canton Jones and Phoenix and lots of fun for youth. For more information, call (757) 484-4149 

Contact Cardell Patillo

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Sunset Kayak Tour

6:30 - 8:30 PM - Kayak Hoffler Creek at sunset on a tour led by Jim Wetherbee.  Admission: $20, $10 members.  Kayak rental space limited.  Reservations required.  Call 757-686-8684 or email hofflercreek@hofflercreek.org to sign-up.

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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Sunset Kayak Tour

6:30 - 8:30 PM - Kayak Hoffler Creek at sunset on a tour led by Jim Wetherbee.  Admission: $20, $10 members.  Kayak rental space limited.  Reservations required.  Call 757-686-8684 or email hofflercreek@hofflercreek.org to sign-up.

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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Movies in the Park - Aladdin

7 PM - FREE Disney movies projected on a large screen. Fun and
enjoyment for the entire family.

Sponsored by the Portsmouth Department of Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services

For more information, call 393-8481

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Portsmouth City Council Meeting

Public Work Session

6 PM - City Hall Building, 801 Crawford Street

City of Portsmouth | 757-393-8639

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Baseball from a Different Angle - Series

10 - 11:30 am - Take a closer look at the math behind the America’s favorite pastime.  From the field specifics to the angle in which the ball is hit, geometry is everywhere in baseball.  Come spend a few days with us, and you will be able to see the game of baseball from a different “angle”. 

Ages 8 and up. 
$10 per session includes admission and materials
$35 all sessions paid for upfront. 

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum (757) 393-8031

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Portsmouth City Council Meeting

Public Work Session - 5 PM

Regular City Council Meeting - 7 PM

City Hall Building, 801 Crawford Street

City of Portsmouth | 757-393-8639

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Wonderful Wednesdays Music Series:
Members of the Virginia Chorale Present:  Summer Serenade

7:30 PM - A professional, local performing and educating group ensemble, the Chorale has engaged hundreds of singers, recorded three CD’s, appeared on local and national broadcasts, and mentored and inspired thousands of students and audience members.

Jewish Museum and Cultural Center - 607 Effingham Street Portsmouth, Virginia www.jewishmuseumportsmouth.org   757-391-9266

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Moneyball - Series

10 - 11:30 am - Statistics in sports is almost as important as the wins on your team’s record.  Learn the ins and outs of calculating and analyzing individual team statistics and the effect they have on a successful franchise.  With a friendly game of baseball to wrap up the workshop, you will be able to apply all that you learned in the Hall of Fame classroom on the field.

Ages 8 and up. 
$10 per session includes admission and materials
$35 all sessions paid for upfront. 

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum (757) 393-8031

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Movies in the Park - Beauty and the Beast

7 PM - FREE Disney movies projected on a large screen. Fun and
enjoyment for the entire family.

Sponsored by the Portsmouth Department of Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services

For more information, call 393-8481

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Baseball from a Different Angle - Series

10 - 11:30 am - Take a closer look at the math behind the America’s favorite pastime.  From the field specifics to the angle in which the ball is hit, geometry is everywhere in baseball.  Come spend a few days with us, and you will be able to see the game of baseball from a different “angle”. 

Ages 8 and up. 
$10 per session includes admission and materials
$35 all sessions paid for upfront. 

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum (757) 393-8031

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Teen Book Club

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

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

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