March Events

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Asian Treasures from the MacArthur Collection
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Virginians in the Spotlight – Women in Sports

A rotating exhibit showcasing Virginia women in sports.   

For more information, please call 757-393-8031 or www.vshfm.com

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Tinkertoy: Build Your Imagination®

Open through May 12 - A special welcome gallery and nine unique activity stations invite children and families to use Tinkertoys to explore topics like renewable energy, to experiment with ideas and create their own inventions. Included with museum admission. Portsmouth Museum Members FREE.

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

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Tradition/Innovation Exhibit

Open through April - This celebration of master craftspeople and traditional artists from the south offers quotes, floor clothes, glass, baskets, woodworking and Mardi Gras Indian costumes.

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

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March Art Walk

Unique works by Portsmouth Art Students add color and whimsy to the storefronts windows along High Street. 

For more information, please call 757-405-3500.

FirstEvents - Olde Towne Portsmouth

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

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Friends of the Library Book Sale

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

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Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit - Opening Reception

5 - 8 PM - Visit this garden setting to relax and enjoy the eighth year for this outdoor exhibit.

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

2Olde Towne Antiques to Flea Market

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

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Friends of the Library Book Sale

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

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Shipbuilding 101

10AM - 5 PM - Learn about the art of shipbuilding including how the famous Civil War ironclads were constructed. Free admission.

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

3First Sunday Breakfast, Brunch, or Lunch

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

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Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

Open through October 13 -  in the Courtyard.

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

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Insights into the Whipping Man

4 p.m. - Insights into the stage play “The Whipping Man”, a production of the Virginia Stage Company scheduled for March 2013.  Passover began two days after Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox.  This play is a fictional drama, set in Richmond, VA about a wounded Jewish Confederate Soldier who returns home and is attended to by two former slaves who had worked in the family household.  At the urging of these former slaves, who had adopted Judaism as their religion, a Passover Seder was celebrated together.  The interrelationships among the Jewish soldier and his two former slaves provide a backdrop for an observance that commemorates the struggles out of slavery to freedom. $15

Presented by the Jewish Museum & Cultural Center
(Chevra T’helim Synagogue)
607 Effingham St.
www.jewishmuseumportsmouth.org

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2013 Portsmouth Police Citizen's Academy

through May 13 - This community-oriented program is designed to provide private citizens and members of the business community with an insider’s perspective of police work and the legal system.

If you are interested in attending, you must pre-register, and undergo a minimal background investigation.  Felony convictions likely result in disqualification; felony and domestic violence convictions will absolutely prohibit any involvement with our firearms programs.  Participants with suspended or revoked driver's licenses are eligible to attend, but strongly cautioned NOT to drive to the police facility.

You may register online or by downloading this application

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Portsmouth Book Group

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

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

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City Wide Youth Basketball Tournament

5:30 - 9pm - This tournament highlights the best youth basketball talent in the City for a five-day tournament to crown an overall city champion. 

Location to be announced. For more information call 757-393-8481.

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Why do THEY Do That? A series of understanding

2 p.m. - The FIRST Last Supper/Passover/Easter: The Profit and the Easter Bunny. An ongoing series to discuss the differences and similarities of religious cultures and rituals.  $5 donation at the door.  Space is limited, please call ahead 757-391-9266

Presented by the Jewish Museum & Cultural Center
(Chevra T’helim Synagogue)
607 Effingham St.
www.jewishmuseumportsmouth.org

10-16

Teen Tech Week

Portsmouth Public Libraries – This year’s theme is Check In @ your library.  All Portsmouth Libraries are participating in this event.

Portsmouth Public Library - For more information, please call 757-393-8365

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Portsmouth City Council Meeting

Public Work Session

6 PM - City Hall Building, 801 Crawford Street

City of Portsmouth | 757-393-8639

11-12

City Wide Youth Basketball Tournament

5:30 - 9pm - This tournament highlights the best youth basketball talent in the City for a five-day tournament to crown an overall city champion. 

Location to be announced. For more information call 757-393-8481.

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Second Tuesday Forum:“The Civil War in Portsmouth”
by Mark Robbins, Archivist, Norfolk Ship Yard

Noon (Doors open at 11 am) Free and open to the public. For more information, please call 757- 393-8759

Commodore Theater

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Portsmouth City Council Meeting

Public Work Session - 5 PM

Regular City Council Meeting - 7 PM

City Hall Building, 801 Crawford Street

City of Portsmouth | 757-393-8639

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Education Fair
Sponsored by the Portsmouth Police Department

9:00 am - 2:00 pm - Held at the Portsmouth Police Training Unit (309 Columbia) - the corner of Court and Columbia Street.  If you've thought about continuing your education, don't miss this opportunity to speak with representatives from nine (9) Hampton Roads colleges under one roof!
The following local colleges will be here to answer questions, distribute information and avail themselves to assist you with furthering your education: 
  • Old Dominion University
  • Tidewater Community College
  • Devry University
  • Saint Leo University
  • Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Norfolk State University
  • ECPI University
  • Troy University
  • Regent University
 
Our dispatchers will also be selling items for Breakfast and Lunch: 
Breakfast:  Egg/Sausage or Egg/Bacon Croissants for $2.00 (OJ or coffee is extra)
Lunch:  BBQ, coleslaw, chips and a drink for $5.00. 
Sweet treats will be available for sale also.
 
Parking is very limited – please utilize the County Street Parking Garage or the free parking area of the Park and Ride near the entrance to the tunnel; it is within walking distance for many.

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Family Movie Night

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

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

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Honoring Our HERoes

6:30 pm - March is Women's History Month. Come celebrate the courageous women who have sacrificed and served our country.

Woodrow Wilson High School, 1401 Elmhurst Lane

Sponsored by The Links, Portsmouth Chapter
For more information please call Deloris Short at 757-636-9163 or
Karen Ellis at 757-538-1291

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Portsmouth Community Concerts Presents: Tap - The Show

7:30 PM - Most people tap their feet when they hear music, some people make music by tapping their feet.  Tap -The Show is a powerhouse production, celebrating the artistry of tap dance from around the globe. Tap -The Show is fouled by a non-stop explosion of rhythmic energy. Wrapped in dazzling costumes and backed by a soaring orchestral score. This cast of eight award-winning dancers and two singers travels seamlessly over decades of style from Broadway to big band to world music and pop/rock.  Sing along and tap into the beat as you tap your feet with the Tap -The Show!  ($15)

Willett Hall
For more information please visit the Portsmouth Community Concerts website

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What Cool Kids Are Saying about Bullying

Noon-3:00 PM - Presented by Wesley Community Service Center In Partnership with Portsmouth Public Schools, Portsmouth Youth Advisory Council, Portsmouth DSS, Sankofa Rites of Passage Youth, and LEVOC Family Services

Featuring: Norcom's Ladies & Gents, the Churchland Truckers, and Wilson's Presidents. Special Guest Speaker: NSU's Nsaze Knight, Author of "My Life the Movie" Lunch provided

For more info call the Wesley Community Service Center at 399-0541

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42nd Annual Student Art & Design Exhibition
TCC Visual Arts Center

9 AM - 9 PM - Featuring over 200 works by more than 100 students, works have been created for art classes since last May, and represent program courses in Studio Arts, Photography, Graphic Design, Ceramics and Glassblowing.

For more information, call the Tidewater Community College's Visual Arts
Center at 822-1888 or visit them online, www.tcc.edu/vac/.

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A 'SOUL STIRRING' GOSPEL LEGENDARY REUNION

4 PM - Featuring Honored Guest, Arthur Crume & The Original Soul Stirrers of Chicago, IL, Frankie Davis of Paris, France, and Rev. Luther Barnes & The Sunset Jubilaires of Rocky Mount, NC.

Willett Hall | 3701 Willett Drive | 757-393-5144

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Portsmouth City Council Meeting

Public Work Session

6 PM - City Hall Building, 801 Crawford Street

City of Portsmouth | 757-393-8639

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Teen Book Club

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

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

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Portsmouth City Council Meeting

Public Work Session - 5 PM

Regular City Council Meeting - 7 PM

City Hall Building, 801 Crawford Street

City of Portsmouth | 757-393-8639

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"If A Man Don't Work, A Man Don't Eat"

8 PM - Stage play starring: Wendy Raquel Robinson, Miguel A. Nunez, Jr., Shirley Murdock, & Samson Logan

Willett Hall | 3701 Willett Drive | 757-393-5144


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