March Events

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Preschool Story Time

10:30 AM - All ages welcome. Programs are designed for 3-5 year olds. Open to families and home daycares with 8 children or less.
(Larger groups must call to register for a special session.)

Main Library - Every Tuesday
Churchland Branch – Thursdays
Manor Branch – Thursdays
Cradock Branch – Thursdays

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Dance Olympus

9:00 AM - Dance competition

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

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Olde 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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Story Time in Honor of Dr. Seuss's Birthday

10 AM - Come celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss with story time, crafts and snacks.  Date and time subject to change. 

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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After Hours Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

5:30 - 8 PM - A special after-hours event to explore our traveling exhibit Tree Houses, create some Dr. Seuss themed crafts to take home, and enjoy a showing of the beloved movie The Lorax on our big screen. Snacks will provided.

Admission $5 per person and tickets MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE by February 26. Please stop by the Museum or purchase over the phone with Credit Card by calling 393-5258. Museum Members are Free however you MUST REGISTER. Please call us at 393-5258.

Limited to the first 150 guests! Don't delay.

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

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Sharon Fishel, Chris Gregson, Jeffrey Smith: Abstractions

In small multi-layered paintings, Sharon Fishel (Washington, DC) uses plant forms as catalysts to create metaphorical landscapes.  Series of paintings by Chris Gregson (Fredericksburg, VA) depict the world as highly structured web of an ephemeral reality.  Abstractions on paper by Jeffery Smith (Washington, DC) illustrate descriptions of UFO sightings and explore larger issues of human awareness. 

TCC Visual Arts Center - 340 High Street. Gallery hours 9am - 8pm. Free and open to the public. For more information, 757-822-1888 or www.tcc.edu/vac

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Galloping to Greatness: Horses in Art

Local artists on display including painters and photographers who have a passion for equestrian art and takes a modern look at how contemporary artists interprets horses and their role in society. 

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

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Tree Houses - Look who's living in the trees!

through May 17 - Spend some time hanging out in the trees.  Immerse yourself in an indoor tree house and explore first hand who lives in trees.  Try out stereoscopic viewfinders, look for tracking clues and natural artifacts and list to animal sounds.  See a tree turn into a house and be a  forester as you log trees sustainably.  You will be surprised how trees are used in foods, drinks and more.  This traveling exhibit is on loan from Sciencenter- Ithaca, New York and was developed by EEC! The Environmental Exhibit Collaborative.

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

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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.

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EYES WIDE OPEN: Tidewater Artists & Guests

through April 20 - The Tidewater Artists Association offers regional artists and member artist an opportunity to highlight their artwork in this juried exhibition.  The exhibit will feature work by Mark Miltz, the 2012 Best in Show award winner. Brian Kreydatis, a member of the art faculty at the College of William and Mary will jury the 2014 exhibition. 
Opening Reception: Friday, March 7, 2014

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Corner of High & Court St. | 393-8543

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Celebrating Dr. Seuss

11 AM - 5 PM - The Children’s Museum of Virginia will celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday.  Explore the changing exhibit Treehouses-Look Whose Living in the Trees and then participate in the fun filled Lorax themed activities.  For more information, please call 757-393-5282 or visit www.childrensmuseumva.com

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

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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 - 9 PM - This tournament highlights the best youth basketball talent in the City for a five day tournament to crown an overall City of Portsmouth champion.  Ages 9 – 15 Boys and Girls. 

Location to be determined.  For more information, please call 757-393-8481

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Mardi Gras: Cradock Style

4 - 6 PM - Cavalier Manor Recreation Center (6-17 years old)
For more information, please call 757-393-8481

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Virginians in the Spotlight:
Slam Dunk: Basketball in Virginia

through April 30 - Virginians in the Spotlight rotating exhibit featuring Virginias greatest basketball players.

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

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

7Free Music Series

5 - 8 PM - Enjoy music inside by Nathan Sacks.

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Corner of High & Court St. | 393-8543

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Opening Reception -
EYES WIDE OPEN: Tidewater Artists & Guests &
Outdoor Sculture Exhibits

5 - 8 PM - The Tidewater Artists Association offers regional artists and member artist an opportunity to highlight their artwork in this juried exhibition.  The exhibit will feature work by Mark Miltz, the 2012 Best in Show award winner. Brian Kreydatis, a member of the art faculty at the College of William and Mary will jury the 2014 exhibition. 

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Corner of High & Court St. | 393-8543

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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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Skeeters, Germs & Diseases

10 AM - 5 PM - During the antebellum period of the 1800’s, before pharmacies were available on every corner people often had to look to home remedies to keep in good health.  During the Civil War disease and infection were just as deadly as battle related injuries.  Field surgeons and doctors began to understand and appreciate the value of medicine and good hygiene.  Come and learn about the “aedis aegypti,” yellow fever, spreading germs and historic homeopathy through hands-on activities and crafts.  Admission is free as part of our First Weekend, First Saturdays programming series

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

9First Sunday Breakfast, Brunch, or Lunch

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

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2014 Outdoor Sculpture

through October 5 - The 9th annual Outdoor Sculpture exhibit, juried by Heather Hakimzadeh, Curator of the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art offers $4,000 in awards and travel stipends for participating artists.

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Corner of High & Court St. | 393-8543

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Early Bird Walk

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

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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VEX Robotics Competition

9 AM - 5 PM - I.C. Norcom High School

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Volunteer Work Day

10 AM - 1 PM - Join us to maintain the Preserve's trails and facilities.

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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Olde TowneCoffee House Concerts presents
Sisterhood: The Legacy Lives

7 PM - Featuring Om Shanti Rising Performance Collaborative, Regina Scott Sanford & Friends and Mama Pajama Blues Review. Art & Craft Show

$5 - suggested donation

First Presbyterian Church - orner of Court and King Streets
Enter through the King St. doors

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The Virginia Zoo visits the Children's Museum

Noon and 2:30 PM - Come see the animals Zoo Keepers bring related to the Tree Houses exhibit now open in the Changing Exhibit area.

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

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Teen Tech Week

Teen Tech Week is when libraries make the time to showcase all of the great non-print resources and services that are available to teens and their families.  This year celebrate with the “DIY @ your library” theme during YALSA’s Teen Tech Week.  http://teentechweek.ning.com/

Portsmouth Public Library

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Portsmouth Citizen's Police Academy

March 10 through Monday, May 19
Police Traning Unit at 309 Columbia Street

To register for the Academy, call Linda Evans at 757-393-8088

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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 of Portsmouth champion.  Ages 9 – 15 Boys and Girls. 

Location to be determined.  For more information, please call 757-393-8481

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Second Tuesday Forum: A Regiment of Slaves

Noon - Second Tuesday Forum presents: A Regiment of Slaves with Edward G. Longacre, PhD., Civil War Historian and Author.  The series is sponsored by the Portsmouth Public Library with grants from the Portsmouth Public Library Foundation, Friends of the Library and Portsmouth General Hospital Foundation.  Free and open to the public.  No reservations needed.  Complimentary beverages are provided and lunch may be purchased from the Commodore Theatre’s menu.  

Doors open at 11am. Commodore Theater, 421 High Street

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Writers Group

6 pm - 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month

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

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Coffee Talk with Portsmouth City Manager

5:30 - 7:30 pm - Portsmouth citizens are invited to join the City Manager in an open conversation to share ideas, ask questions and learn more about their City.  

Location: Station 7 - 3901 Winchester Drive

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Veterans' Services

1:30 pm - 2nd and 4th Wednesday  of the month  

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

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FRIENDS LECTURE SERIES: Kathryn Fisher, Wrecks & Rescues: The U.S. Life-Saving Service and Wrecks of the Virginia Coast

7 pm - Between the years 1878 and 1915, over 600 shipwrecks were documented along the Virginia coast. Sponsored by the Friends of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum join us as we host Kathryn Fisher, Director of the Old Coast Guard Station Museum as she discusses some of the tragic shipwrecks and how the United States Life-Saving Service (predecessor of the Coast Guard) aided to those in distress. Ms. Fischer will also discuss the mission of the Old Coast Guard Station Museum and the service it continues to provide with educating the general public about the Life-Saving Service. This presentation is FREE.  

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

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Lucky Charm Sock Hop

5 - 7 PM - Cavalier Manor Recreation Center
(6-17 years old) Dance to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

For more information, please call 757-393-8481

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VIP Dance

9:00 AM - Dance competition

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

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Raptor Rehab Program

10 AM - Local wildlife rehabilitators Pearl and Jimmy Beamer will lead a discussion about raptors, rehabilitation and what to do with an injured bird.  Program will feature raptors.  Admission $5 adults; $3 for Children and Free for HCWF members.  Prior registration is not necessary.  Date and times subject to change. 

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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Tidewater "O" Guage Association visits the Children's Museum

all day - A Modular "O" Gauge set up will be on display on the second floor near CreARTivity. TOGA Members will be on hand showing off their collection and answering questions about the display

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

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Portsmouth Residents Day

Free admission for all Portsmouth residents with a valid ID. 

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

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Leprechaun Hunt

4:30 – 6 PM (ages 6 – 13) & 6:30 – 7:30 PM (ages 14- 17)
That illusive Leprechaun has left hidden treasures all over the recrecation center. We are inviting everyone to come out and find them.

J.E. Parker Recreation Center. For more information, please call 757-393-8481.

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Coffee Talk with Portsmouth City Manager

Noon - 2:00 pm - Portsmouth citizens are invited to join the City Manager in an open conversation to share ideas, ask questions and learn more about their City.  

Location: Station 1 - 1601 Effingham Street

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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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43rd Annual Student & Design Exhibition

through April 20 - A year’s worth of work culminates with a student show chosen from completed Visual Art Center course projects and are on display.
Awards Presentation/Opening Reception: March 29 at 11 am at the Commodore Theater

TCC Visual Arts Center - 340 High Street. Gallery hours 9am - 8pm. Free and open to the public. For more information, 757-822-1888 or www.tcc.edu/vac

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Hall of Fame Hoops

10 AM - 5 PM - 3-point contest and free throw contest for all ages.  Prizes and basketball all day.  

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

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Genealogy Discussion Group

10:30 AM - Ask for advice, discuss your current work or seek help with a road block.

Main Library 601 Court St. 

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Spring Mindfulness Walk

1 PM - Celebrate the arrival of spring with HCWF Programs Director and yoga instructor Kirsten Halverson for a mindful walk through the preserve. The walk will feature some gentle stretching and breathing, silent walking meditation and discussion. FREE

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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Raheem Devaughn & Bobby V

8:00 PM - Raheem DeVaughn's story begins with music—his mother's vinyl collection to be exact. "I always loved music so I would sneak into her record collection when she wasn't around and play her stuff," says DeVaughn. Although his parents were not together, his father, noted jazz musician Abdul Wadud, was an influence as well. "Music was just always around me", says DeVaughn. "I can remember at a very young age, standing in my mother's living room, listening to music and saying to myself, 'I'm going to be an entertainer.' It was that simple for me. I think I just always knew."

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

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Chevra Cinema Presents: The Great Dictator

2 PM - A 1940 American comedy-drama film starring, written, produced cored and directed by Charlie Chaplin, following the tradition of many of his other films this was his first true talking picture and most commercially successful. Also starring Jack Oakie and Paulette Goddard (NR). This is a rare opportunity to view classic movies and peruse the picture with popcorn. Gain new insight into the picture with experts on the movie and explore the culture of the film.

$5 donation at the door - Jewish Museum & Cultural Center
607 Effingham Street. For more information, please call, (757) 391-9266.

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March Madness: 2-2 Basketball Tournament

6 - 8 PM - (ages 13-17) Cradock Recreation Center.
For more information, please call 757-393-8481.

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Writers Group

6 PM - 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month

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

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Sculptor and art educator Rebecca Kamen at
TCC Visual Art Center

Rebecca is especially known at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), where she has been teaching since 1978, and throughout the region for sharing her gift for visualization of science through art. As a recipient of the Virginia Community College System's prestigious Chancellor's Commonwealth Professorship, Rebecca has been investigating how art and creativity can be used to enhance our understanding of science.

TCC Visual Arts Center - 340 High Street. Gallery hours 9am - 8pm. Free and open to the public. For more information, 757-822-1888 or www.tcc.edu/vac

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Veterans' Services

1:30 PM - 2nd and 4th Wednesday  of the month  

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

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Easter Egg Hunt

6 - 7:30 PM - Join us for a good ole fashion egg hunt.

Port Norfolk Recreation Center. For more information, please call 757-393-8481.

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Franc D' Ambroiso – I'll Be Seein' YOUZ

7:30 PM - The world's longest running phantom is taking off his mask and heading back in time. Best k now for his decade-long portrayal of the lead role in the Tony Award-winning musical, The Phantom of the Opera. Fran D' Ambrosio sang the Academy Award-winning theme song, Speak Softly Love as the opera singing son of Al Pacino in Godfather III. He has studied under the late Luciano Pavarotti, was snagged by Barry Manilow to play the male lead in the pre-Broadway tour of Copacabana and has earned two Grammy Considerations for Beat Mail Vocalist (1999) and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album (2005). This season Franc will showcase his newest, I'll be Seein' YOUZ a Bronx Boy's Musical Perspective of World War II featuring popular war songs from 1939-1946 and 5182 colorful stories from his Bronx, Italian family. With piano accompaniment, the show and its leading man will capture your heart and take you on a journey throughout history.

Presented by Portsmouth Community Concerts

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

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The Muse - Six Week Nature Writing Workshop

10 AM - Hoffler Creek Wildlife Foundation and The Muse Writers Center are partnering this spring! "Writing the Wild", led by local writer and poet Tara Shea Burke, will be a six week nature writing workshop held at the preserve starting March 29th (bi-weekly). Program dates are March, 29, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, June 7. To sign up for the workshop contact The Muse Writers Center at 757-483-2927 or visit their website at www.the-muse.org. Cost is $185 ($170 for returning Muse students and Hoffler Creek members)

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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Opening Reception/Awards Presentation -
43rd Annual Student & Design Exhibition

11 AM - A year’s worth of work culminates with a student show chosen from completed Visual Art Center course projects and are on display.

Commodore Theatre, 421 High Street

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