June 2018

June 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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    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

    June 1, 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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    First Friday in JUNE

    June 1, 2018  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Opening Reception for We Are the Music Makers, with Live Music by Bobby BlackHAT Walters

    Free admission to an opening exhibition will be enhanced with light refreshments and a live concert by Bobby BlackHAT Walters.

    Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Bobby BlackHAT Walters is well versed as a recording artist,harmonica player, harp player, vocalist, and song writer. He brings together the finest blues musicians in Hampton Roads to perform classic, modern, as wellas original blues tunes.

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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

June 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. 

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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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    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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    Clean the Bay Day

    June 2, 2018  8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    City Park Avenue, City Park Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23701, USA

    8 am – 12 pm

    We are asking interested volunteers to sign up for Portsmouth sites on The Clean the Bay day website.

    http://www.cbf.org/events/clean-the-bay-day/

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    Bank of America "Museums on Us"

    June 2, 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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    YOGA in the Courtyard

    June 2, 2018  9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Join Neve Grace for a morning of outdoor Yoga, weather permitting, in the historic courtyard. Donations welcomed.

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    Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmer's Market

    June 2, 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

    June 2, 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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    First Saturdays in JUNE

    June 2, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    First Saturdays in JUNE: Free Exhibits & Music by the Who Are NotTrio

    Open 10 am – 5 pm, Music 11 am – 1 pm

    Local band Who We Are Not will perform live in the courtyard. Who WeAre Not is headed by husband-and-wife singer-songwriters Pamela Jo Sward andJoe Talley who mix a surprising combination of folk, jazz, and pop into theirmusic style. This band has played on local radio and television such as TheHampton Roads Show for WAVY TV, and NPR’s Out Of The Box hosted by Paul Shugrue.They recently took Veer Magazine’s 2015 Best Emerging Artist Award. The Who WeAre Not event and museum exhibits are free and open to the public.

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    Olde Towne Antiques at Flea Market

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

    10 am – 2 pm

    Cost: Free Admission & Free Parking

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

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    Mother Goose on the Loose

    June 2, 2018  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Portsmouth Public Library

    Birth to 36 months

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    Kayaking Paradise Creek

    June 2, 2018  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Paradise Creek Nature Park, 1141 Victory Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23702, USA

    11 am – 1 pm
    Cost: $40 per person/$30 for members. Registration is required. Limited spots available, please call (757) 399-7487 for details and reservation. Must register at least 2-days prior to program date to participate.

    Join us for a guided tour of Paradise Creek Nature Park’s 11-acre wetland andParadise Creek in the region’s first clear-bottom kayaks and see the river life up close. Learn about the history of the park and river, the wildlife supported by this valuable habitat, and more! Must be 12 years or older to participate, must be 18 or older without adult. No prior experience necessary.

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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

June 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. 

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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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    Monthly Coloring Contest

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

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

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    Bank of America "Museums on Us"

    June 3, 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 anda picture ID on the first full weekend of every month for one free generaladmission.

    Free general admission is limited to the cardholder at participatinginstitution. Museum hours and participation varies. Excludes specialexhibitions, ticketed shows and fundraising events. Not to be combined withother offers.

    https://about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/what-guides-us/arts-and-culture/partners.html#fbid=ha-8EYqCJwd

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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

June 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. 

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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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    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

    June 4, 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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    Teen Rangers

    June 4, 2018  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Paradise Creek Nature Park, 1141 Victory Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23702, USA

    5 pm – 6 pm

    Cost: FREE – Advanced parent permission required. Informational meeting for parents and teens.

    Contact ssumoski@elizabethriver.org, 757-399-7487 for questions.

    Calling all teens! Interested in giving back to your community? Want to spend the summer kayaking, exploring, and building your resume? Become a Teen Ranger! We’ll be meeting every Friday starting June 29th through August; explore the park through hiking, fishing, and kayaking, meet area leaders and mentors and learn valuable leadership skills, and complete a small service projects to help keep our park beautiful. Ideal for ages 13-18.

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    Portsmouth Book Club

    June 4, 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

June 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.

     

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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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    Backyard Carnival

    June 5, 2018  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    2430 Turnpike Rd, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    4 pm – 6 pm

    Ages: 6 – 17 years old

    An extravaganza to celebrate the end of the school year.

    For more information contact: Vernon Griffin (757) 393-8340

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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

June 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. 

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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.

     

  •  

    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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    Basic Computer Help

    June 6, 2018  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Portsmouth Public Library

    Location: Main Library – 757-393-8501

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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

June 7, 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.

     

  •  

    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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    Pre-School Storytime

    June 7, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Churchland Branch Library

    Birth to 5 years

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    Pre-School Storytime

    June 7, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Manor Branch Library

    Ages 3-5 years

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    Pre-School Storytime

    June 7, 2018  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Cradock Branch Library

    Ages 3-5 years

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    Sunset Thursdays - Original Rhondels

    June 7, 2018  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Portsmouth Water Stage, 407-409 Water St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    6:30 pm – 9 pm

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

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    Summer Solstice Showdown

    June 7, 2018  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Cavalier Manor Center, 404 Viking St, Portsmouth, VA 23701, USA

    6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
    Ages 5 – 17
    We are taking the fun outside and enjoying each other through games, music and prizes.

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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

June 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.  

     

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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.

     

  •  

    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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    Seawall Music Festival

    June 8, 2018  6:00 pm-June 9, 2018  10:30 pm
    Olde Towne, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    This is Portsmouth's summer celebration of music along the seawall with free family fun. Enjoy musical performances by local and regional bands, children's activities and food vendors. On Friday, June 8 performances run at 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. On Saturday, June 9 musical performances run from 2 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., followed by the Norfolk Harbor Fest fireworks over the Elizabeth River.

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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

June 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.

     

  •  

    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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    Volunteer Service Day

    June 9, 2018  9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Paradise Creek Nature Park, 1141 Victory Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23702, USA

    9 am – 11 am

    All ages allowed with adult supervision for those under 18.

    Cost: Free Registration is required (757)399-7487, ssumoski@elizabethriver.org
    Become a river hero. Help us clean up the park, improve plantings and learn river stewardship while you’re at it! Projects vary by date. Groups please contact us in advance to ensure availability. Spaces are limited.

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    YOGA in the Courtyard

    June 9, 2018  9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Join Neve Grace for a morning of outdoor Yoga, weather permitting, in the historic courtyard. Donations welcomed.

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    Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmer's Market

    June 9, 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

    June 9, 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

    June 9, 2018  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Portsmouth Public Library

    Birth to 36 months

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    Seawall Music Festival

    June 8, 2018  6:00 pm-June 9, 2018  10:30 pm
    Olde Towne, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    This is Portsmouth's summer celebration of music along the seawall with free family fun. Enjoy musical performances by local and regional bands, children's activities and food vendors. On Friday, June 8 performances run at 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. On Saturday, June 9 musical performances run from 2 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., followed by the Norfolk Harbor Fest fireworks over the Elizabeth River.

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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

June 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.

     

  •  

    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.

  •  

    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

June 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.

     

  •  

    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

    June 11, 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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    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

June 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.

     

  •  

    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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    Writer's Group

    June 12, 2018  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Churchland Branch Library

    Location: Churchland Branch Library – 757-686-2538

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    Lego Club

    June 12, 2018  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Churchland Branch Library

    Location: Churchland Branch Library – 757-686-2538

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    Master Gardener Lecture Series

    June 12, 2018  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Churchland Branch Library, 4934 High St W, Portsmouth, VA 23703, USA

    What's bugging you? Pests in your garden. Learn all about taking care of those critters in your garden during this Portsmouth Master Gardener lecture at the Churchland Library. Free and open to the public. Adults 18 years and older. The Portsmouth Master Gardener lecture series is a partnership with the Virginia Cooperative Extension program. For more information onany of the Portsmouth Master Gardener programs and workshops, visit www.pmgv.org. Or, contact the EnvironmentalHorticulture Agent Cyndi Wyskiewicz at 757-393-5314 or via email at cyndiw@vt.edu

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    Churchland Library Lecture Series

    June 12, 2018  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Churchland Library, 4934 High St W, Portsmouth, VA 23703, USA

    6:30 pm
    Seating is limited
    To reserve a seat, contact Cyndi Wyskiewicz at cyndiw@vt.edu or 757-393-5314.

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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

June 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.

     

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    Monthly Coloring Contest

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

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

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    Veteran's Services

    June 13, 2018  10:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Churchland Branch Library

    Location: Churchland Branch Library

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    Obesity Workgroup Meeting

    June 13, 2018  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    EVMS Williams Hall, 855 W Brambleton Ave, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA

    12 pm – 1:30 pm

    Call 757-446-6039 for more information.
    www.cinchcoalition.org

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    Senior Series-Creative Engagement

    June 13, 2018  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    2 pm – 3:30 pm
    Cost: $3 per person
    Mini tour of Music Makers exhibit followed by an interactive music event with local blues musician.
    www.portsmouthartcenter.com

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    Exhibit Tour of WE ARE THE MUSIC MAKERS with TAO led Blues Music Recital

    June 13, 2018  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    TIDEWATER ARTS OUTREACH 
    Exhibit Tour of WE ARE THE MUSIC MAKERS with TAO led Blues Music Recital

    Enjoy a mini-tour of the exhibit We Are the Music Makers followed by an interactive musical event with local blues music, for ages 55 and up. The cost is $3 per person. Call 757-393-8543 to register.

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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

June 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.  

     

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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.

     

  •  

    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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    Pre-School Storytime

    June 14, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Churchland Branch Library

    Birth to 5 years

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    Pre-School Storytime

    June 14, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Manor Branch Library

    Ages 3-5 years

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    Pre-School Storytime

    June 14, 2018  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Cradock Branch Library

    Ages 3-5 years

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    Sunset Thursday - Ramonta

    June 14, 2018  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Portsmouth Water Stage, 407-409 Water St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    6:30 pm – 9 pm
    Portside Water stage

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

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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

June 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.  

     

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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.

     

  •  

    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.

  •  

    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

June 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.  

     

  •  

    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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    YOGA in the Courtyard

    June 16, 2018  9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Join Neve Grace for a morning of outdoor Yoga, weather permitting, in the historic courtyard. Donations welcomed.

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    Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmer's Market

    June 16, 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

    June 16, 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

    June 16, 2018  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Portsmouth Public Library

    Birth to 36 months

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    Kayaking Paradise Creek

    June 16, 2018  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Paradise Creek Nature Park, 1141 Victory Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23702, USA

    12 pm – 2 pm

    Cost: $40 per person/$30 for members. Registration is required. Limited spots available, please call (757) 399-7487 for details and reservation. Must register at least 2-days prior to program date to participate.

    Join us for a guided tour of Paradise Creek Nature Park’s 11-acre wetland and Paradise Creek in the region’s first clear-bottom kayaks and see the river life up close. Learn about the history of the park and river, the wildlife supported by this valuable habitat, and more! Must be 12 years or older to participate, must be 18 or older without adult. No prior experience necessary.

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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 Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

    June 16, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Portsmouth City Park, Cpl J M Williams Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23701, USA

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

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    Registration for Summer RAYS HEAT Begins

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

    Camp Dates: June 19-August 17, 2018

    Ages 5-12 & 13-17

    Time: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

    Cost: $25 non-refundable registration fee

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

    Before & After Care available

    Before (6 am – 7:30 am) - $75

    After (5:30 pm – 6:30 pm) - $50

    Before & After Care Combination - $100

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

    www.portsvaprls.com

June 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.  

     

  •  

    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

June 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.  

     

  •  

    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

    June 18, 2018  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Cradock Branch Library

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

    28 Prospect Parkway

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    Horticulture Therapy Program - Sentara Nursing Center

    June 18, 2018  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Sentara Nursing Center, 4201 Greenwood Dr, Portsmouth, VA 23701, USA

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    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

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

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

  •  

    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

June 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. 

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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.  

     

  •  

    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.

  •  

    The Mix Book Group

    June 19, 2018  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Churchland Branch Library, 4934 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23703

    The Mix Book Group meets every third Tuesday of the month. Created to showcase and discuss an array of books and authors with culturally diverse content, authors, etc., the Mix Book Group brings together great literature and folks who love to read. The book club reading list includes:

    • The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway - April 17
    • The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka - May 15
    • Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis by Mark Shriver - June 19

    The Churchland Branch Library is located at 4934 High Street. Questions? Call Ms. Durrell McNeal at the library 757-686-2538 or visit http://www.portsmouthpubliclibrary.org/

  •  

    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

June 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.  

     

  •  

    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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    Respiratory Health Workgroup Meeting

    June 20, 2018  9:00 am - 10:30 am
    EVMS Williams Hall, 855 W Brambleton Ave, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA

    9 am – 10:30 pm

    Call 757-446-6039 for more information.
    www.cinchcoalition.org

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    Paradise Pals

    June 20, 2018  10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Paradise Creek Nature Park, 1141 Victory Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23702, USA

    10 am – 11:30 am – Butterflies
    Children aged 4-7
    Cost: Free Registration is required (757)399-7487, ssumoski@elizabethriver.org
    Join us every Wednesday through August for nature inspired fun! We’ll read a story, complete a craft, and explore the park learning about different plants and animals of the park each week! Parents must accompany their children.

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    Horticulture Therapy Program - Province Place

    June 20, 2018  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    1 Bon Secours Way, Portsmouth, VA 23703, USA

  •  

    Basic Computer Help

    June 20, 2018  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Portsmouth Public Library

    Location: Main Library – 757-393-8501

  •  

    Healthy Start Workgroup Meeting

    June 20, 2018  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Park Place Community Center, 606 W 29th St, Norfolk, VA 23508, USA

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

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    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

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

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

  •  

    Registration for Summer RAYS HEAT Begins

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

    Camp Dates: June 19-August 17, 2018

    Ages 5-12 & 13-17

    Time: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

    Cost: $25 non-refundable registration fee

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

    Before & After Care available

    Before (6 am – 7:30 am) - $75

    After (5:30 pm – 6:30 pm) - $50

    Before & After Care Combination - $100

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

    www.portsvaprls.com

June 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.

  •  

    River Kids

    June 21, 2018  10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Paradise Creek Nature Park, 1141 Victory Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23702, USA

    10 am – 11:30 am – Butterflies
    Children aged 8-12
    Cost: Free Registration is required (757)399-7487, ssumoski@elizabethriver.org
    Join us every Wednesday through August for nature inspired fun! Each week, youth will play a nature related game, complete a craft, and explore the park while learning about a plant or animal that finds Paradise Creek Nature Park home. Parents must accompany their children.

  •  

    Pre-School Storytime

    June 21, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Churchland Branch Library

    Birth to 5 years

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    Pre-School Storytime

    June 21, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Manor Branch Library

    Ages 3-5 years

  •  

    Pre-School Storytime

    June 21, 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.

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    Sunset Thursday - Soul Intent

    June 21, 2018  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Portsmouth Water Stage, 407-409 Water St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

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

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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

June 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

June 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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    Volunteer Service Day

    June 23, 2018  9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Paradise Creek Nature Park, 1141 Victory Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23702, USA

    9 am – 11 am
    All ages allowed with adult supervision for those under 18.
    Cost: Free Registration is required (757)399-7487, ssumoski@elizabethriver.org
    Become a river hero. Help us clean up the park, improve plantings and learn river stewardship while you’re at it! Projects vary by date. Groups please contact us in advance to ensure availability. Spaces are limited.

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    YOGA in the Courtyard

    June 23, 2018  9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Join Neve Grace for a morning of outdoor Yoga, weather permitting, in the historic courtyard. Donations welcomed.

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    Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmer's Market

    June 23, 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

    June 23, 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

    June 23, 2018  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Portsmouth Public Library

    Birth to 36 months

  •  

    Lego Club

    June 23, 2018  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Portsmouth Public Library

    Location: Main Library – 757-393-8501

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    The Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom

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

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

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    Movies in the Park - Despicable Me

    June 23, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    City Park Avenue, City Park 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

June 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.

  •  

    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

June 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.  

     

  •  

    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 #1

    June 25, 2018-June 28, 2018  
    Links at City Park, 7 CPL. J.L., Williams Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 25-June 28

    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

    June 25, 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

  •  

    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

June 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.  

     

  •  

    Junior Golf Camp #1

    June 25, 2018-June 28, 2018  
    Links at City Park, 7 CPL. J.L., Williams Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 25-June 28

    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.

  •  

    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

June 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.  

     

  •  

    Junior Golf Camp #1

    June 25, 2018-June 28, 2018  
    Links at City Park, 7 CPL. J.L., Williams Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 25-June 28

    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.

  •  

    Paradise Pals

    June 27, 2018  10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Paradise Creek Nature Park, 1141 Victory Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23702, USA

    Children aged 4-7
    Cost: Free Registration is required (757)399-7487, ssumoski@elizabethriver.org
    Join us every Wednesday through August for nature inspired fun! We’ll read a story, complete a craft, and explore the park learning about different plants and animals of the park each week! Parents must accompany their children.

  •  

    Veteran's Services

    June 27, 2018  10:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Churchland Branch Library

    Location: Churchland Branch Library

  •  

    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

June 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.  

     

  •  

    Junior Golf Camp #1

    June 25, 2018-June 28, 2018  
    Links at City Park, 7 CPL. J.L., Williams Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 25-June 28

    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.

  •  

    River Kids

    June 28, 2018  10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Paradise Creek Nature Park, 1141 Victory Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23702, USA

    10 am – 11:30 am – Birds
    Children aged 8-12
    Cost: Free Registration is required (757) 399-7487, ssumoski@elizabethriver.org
    Join us every Wednesday through August for nature inspired fun! Each week, youth will play a nature related game, complete a craft, and explore the park while learning about a plant or animal that finds Paradise Creek Nature Park home. Parents must accompany their children.

  •  

    Pre-School Storytime

    June 28, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Churchland Branch Library

    Birth to 5 years

  •  

    Pre-School Storytime

    June 28, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Manor Branch Library

    Ages 3-5 years

  •  

    Pre-School Storytime

    June 28, 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.

  •  

    Sunset Thursday - Phazz II

    June 28, 2018  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Portsmouth Water Stage, 407-409 Water St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

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

  •  

    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

June 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. 

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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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    Teen Rangers

    June 29, 2018  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Paradise Creek Nature Park, 1141 Victory Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23702, USA

    10 am – 12 pm
    Cost: FREE – Advanced parent permission required. Program Introduction for teens
    Contact ssumoski@elizabethriver.org, 757-399-7487 for questions.

    Calling all teens! Interested in giving back to your community? Want to spend the summer kayaking, exploring, and building your resume? Become a Teen Ranger! We’ll be meeting every Friday starting June 29th through August; explore the park through hiking, fishing, and kayaking, meet area leaders and mentors and learn valuable leadership skills, and complete a small service projects to help keep our park beautiful. Ideal for ages 13-18.

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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

June 30, 2018
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    EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

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

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

  •  

    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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    YOGA in the Courtyard

    June 30, 2018  9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Join Neve Grace for a morning of outdoor Yoga, weather permitting, in the historic courtyard. Donations welcomed.

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    Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmer's Market

    June 30, 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

    June 30, 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

    June 30, 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 LEGO Ninjago Movie

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

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

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    Registration for Summer RAYS HEAT Begins

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

    Camp Dates: June 19-August 17, 2018

    Ages 5-12 & 13-17

    Time: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

    Cost: $25 non-refundable registration fee

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

    Before & After Care available

    Before (6 am – 7:30 am) - $75

    After (5:30 pm – 6:30 pm) - $50

    Before & After Care Combination - $100

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

    www.portsvaprls.com

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