May 2018

May 1, 2018
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    Portsmouth Here & Now II

    February 24, 2018 - May 6, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Find out what creativity awaits you in Portsmouth made by those who live or work in the City.  Thirty-three artists are represented in media that ranges from neon to sculpture, ceramic, jewelry, photography, prints and paintings.

     

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    Once Upon A Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales

    February 3, 2018 - May 12, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Step inside beloved stories from around the globe in this hands-on exhibit that brings favorite multicultural fairy tales and folk tales to life. Once Upon A Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales is the first nationally touring exhibit devoted exclusively to fairy tales and the breadth of their cultural significance. The Exhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum in partnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and targets children ages 2-10 and their families.

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    AARP Senior Driving Class

    May 1, 2018  9:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Portsmouth City Senior Station, 3500 Clifford St, Portsmouth, VA 23707, USA

    9:30 am – 1:30 pm
    Adults aged 50 and older

    Pre-registration is required. Please call and registrar for any of the classes. They are held at the Senior Station.

    AARP members fee $15 and non-members $20. 
    Instructor, Eddie Carr

May 2, 2018
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    Portsmouth Here & Now II

    February 24, 2018 - May 6, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Find out what creativity awaits you in Portsmouth made by those who live or work in the City.  Thirty-three artists are represented in media that ranges from neon to sculpture, ceramic, jewelry, photography, prints and paintings.

     

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    Once Upon A Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales

    February 3, 2018 - May 12, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Step inside beloved stories from around the globe in this hands-on exhibit that brings favorite multicultural fairy tales and folk tales to life. Once Upon A Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales is the first nationally touring exhibit devoted exclusively to fairy tales and the breadth of their cultural significance. The Exhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum in partnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and targets children ages 2-10 and their families.

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    AARP Senior Driving Class

    May 2, 2018  9:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Portsmouth City Senior Station, 3500 Clifford St, Portsmouth, VA 23707, USA

    9:30 am – 1:30 pm
    Adults aged 50 and older

    Pre-registration is required. Please call and registrar for any of the classes. They are held at the Senior Station.

    AARP members fee $15 and non-members $20. 
    Instructor, Eddie Carr

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    Basic Computer Help

    May 2, 2018  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Portsmouth Public Library

    Location: Main Library – 757-393-8501

May 3, 2018
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    Portsmouth Here & Now II

    February 24, 2018 - May 6, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Find out what creativity awaits you in Portsmouth made by those who live or work in the City.  Thirty-three artists are represented in media that ranges from neon to sculpture, ceramic, jewelry, photography, prints and paintings.

     

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    Once Upon A Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales

    February 3, 2018 - May 12, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Step inside beloved stories from around the globe in this hands-on exhibit that brings favorite multicultural fairy tales and folk tales to life. Once Upon A Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales is the first nationally touring exhibit devoted exclusively to fairy tales and the breadth of their cultural significance. The Exhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum in partnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and targets children ages 2-10 and their families.

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    Celebrate the Arts

    May 3, 2018  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 3rd! Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia (YAV) celebrates another year of family-fun and partnership with the Children’s Museum of Virginia. Celebrate the Arts is an interactive day filled with performances by YAV artists, arts activities for all ages, and the museum’s special interactive exhibit featuring Once Upon a Time: Exploring the World of Fairy Tales! A collaborative project presented by St. Louis Public Library and the Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services. This event is being sponsored by TowneBank.

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    Pre-School Storytime

    May 3, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Churchland Branch Library

    Birth to 5 years

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    Pre-School Storytime

    May 3, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Manor Branch Library

    Ages 3-5 years

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    Pre-School Storytime

    May 3, 2018  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Cradock Branch Library

    Ages 3-5 years

May 4, 2018
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    Portsmouth Here & Now II

    February 24, 2018 - May 6, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Find out what creativity awaits you in Portsmouth made by those who live or work in the City.  Thirty-three artists are represented in media that ranges from neon to sculpture, ceramic, jewelry, photography, prints and paintings.

     

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    Once Upon A Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales

    February 3, 2018 - May 12, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Step inside beloved stories from around the globe in this hands-on exhibit that brings favorite multicultural fairy tales and folk tales to life. Once Upon A Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales is the first nationally touring exhibit devoted exclusively to fairy tales and the breadth of their cultural significance. The Exhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum in partnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and targets children ages 2-10 and their families.

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    Centennial Kick-Off Event

    May 4, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Afton Parkway

    AFTON SQUARE GAZEBO, CRADOCK
    Centennial Celebration (1918-2018)

    Join us as we celebration 100 years of our history!

    Centennial Kick-Off Event – Friday, May 4
    Celebrating 100 Years as one of the nation’s first government built, planned and model communities. (Free and open to the public • 10 a.m.)

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    FIRST FRIDAY: CONCERT IN THE COURTYARD

    May 4, 2018  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    A new musical act will debut at this month’s First Friday Concert in the Courtyard, with the Wampler Brothers.  Each member of this group plays a medley of stringed instruments including guitar, mandolin, and bass –and they all sing!  There sound is not classical bluegrass nor contemporary, but self-described as “swampgrass.”  It will be sure to beg a return visit.

May 5, 2018
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    Portsmouth Here & Now II

    February 24, 2018 - May 6, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Find out what creativity awaits you in Portsmouth made by those who live or work in the City.  Thirty-three artists are represented in media that ranges from neon to sculpture, ceramic, jewelry, photography, prints and paintings.

     

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    Once Upon A Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales

    February 3, 2018 - May 12, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Step inside beloved stories from around the globe in this hands-on exhibit that brings favorite multicultural fairy tales and folk tales to life. Once Upon A Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales is the first nationally touring exhibit devoted exclusively to fairy tales and the breadth of their cultural significance. The Exhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum in partnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and targets children ages 2-10 and their families.

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    YOGA in the Courtyard

    May 5, 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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    Bank of American "Museums On Us"

    May 5, 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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    Master Gardener Programs & Workshops

    May 5, 2018  9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Portsmouth Extension Office, 105 Utah St., Portsmouth, VA

    The Portsmouth Master Gardener program will hold an Open Garden Event at the Portsmouth VCE office on Utah Street. Horticulture activities include a plant sale, free gardening lectures, garden tours, Plant Doctor Information booth and gardening activities for youth. A bee keeping demo will also be featured. Bring your family and friends.

    For more information on any of the Portsmouth Master Gardener programs and workshops, visit www.pmgv.org. Or, contact the Environmental Horticulture Agent Cyndi Wyskiewicz at 757-393-5314 or via email at cyndiw@vt.edu for details.

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    Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmer's Market

    May 5, 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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    Spring Fest at Afton Square Gazebo

    May 5, 2018  9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Afton Parkway, Afton Pkwy, Portsmouth, VA 23702, USA

    Portsmouth Restaurateurs (Taste of Portsmouth), Boy Scout Troop 233 (BBQ), arts and craft vendors and entertainers converge on Afton Square in celebration of the Centennial of the historic Cradock community. Enjoy clowns, clogging, music and more! Bring the family for a day of fun activities, shopping, petting zoo, music and scrumptious foods. Free admission. To participate, contact the following:

    • David Somers, Chairman (757) 613-8254
    • Robin Mixon, Arts & Craft Tables (757) 292-7012
    • Sharon Jacobs, Entertainment Registration (757) 558-1606
    • Jim Jacobs, Restaurant Registration (757) 558-1606

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    FIRST SATURDAY: Steel Pan Drum Recital & Kite Decorating Activities

    May 5, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    FIRST SATURDAY
    Free Admission
    Free Steel Pan Drum Recital by the Rhythm Project Portsmouth Rising Stars 11am – 1pm
    Kite Decorating Activities ($5 each) from 10am – 1pm

    The museum will be offering free admission with kite-kits for sale at $5 each.  These delta kites can be decorated with magic markers and then flown outside at the beach or a park.  It is an easy and fun activity to create a piece of artwork that will take to the air on a string.  In the morning, the Rhythm Project Rising Stars will give a free steel pan drum recital in the museum courtyard during the morning market.  

    Please call 757 393-8543 for more information.

     

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    Olde Towne Antiques to Flea Market

    May 5, 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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    Pokey Smokey Train II Opens

    May 5, 2018  11:00 am - 3:00 pm

    11 am – 3 pm *last ride at 2:45 pm
    Saturdays and Sundays only until school closes
    Cost: Infants Free | $2 per person Ages 3 and older.

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    Science Saturdays

    May 5, 2018  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    This S.T.R.E.A.M. (Science Technology Reading Engineering Art and Math) event is for participants in grades 1-5. Participants will learn basic science concepts through lessons that incorporate literacy skills with an emphasis on reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. For information, call 757-393-8501 or visit enrichra@portsmouthva.gov. Sponsored by the Portsmouth Public Libraries.

May 6, 2018
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    Portsmouth Here & Now II

    February 24, 2018 - May 6, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Find out what creativity awaits you in Portsmouth made by those who live or work in the City.  Thirty-three artists are represented in media that ranges from neon to sculpture, ceramic, jewelry, photography, prints and paintings.

     

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    Once Upon A Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales

    February 3, 2018 - May 12, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Step inside beloved stories from around the globe in this hands-on exhibit that brings favorite multicultural fairy tales and folk tales to life. Once Upon A Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales is the first nationally touring exhibit devoted exclusively to fairy tales and the breadth of their cultural significance. The Exhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum in partnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and targets children ages 2-10 and their families.

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    Bank of American "Museums On Us"

    May 6, 2018  11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    11 am – 5 pm
    Present your Bank of American or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card and a picture ID on the first full weekend of every month for one free general admission.
    Free general admission is limited to the cardholder at participating institution. Museum hours and participation varies. Excludes special exhibitions, ticketed shows and fundraising events. Not to be combined with other offers.
    https://about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/what-guides-us/arts-and-culture/partners.html#fbid=ha-8EYqCJwd

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    Olde Towne Hymn Festival

    May 6, 2018  4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Trinity Episcopal Church

    Choirs from throughout Olde Towne are gathering to present a Hymn Festival on Sunday, May 6th at 4PM.  The event will be at Trinity Episcopal Church and will feature a professional brass quartet accompanying hymn favorites.



    500 Court Street

May 7, 2018
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    Once Upon A Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales

    February 3, 2018 - May 12, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Step inside beloved stories from around the globe in this hands-on exhibit that brings favorite multicultural fairy tales and folk tales to life. Once Upon A Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales is the first nationally touring exhibit devoted exclusively to fairy tales and the breadth of their cultural significance. The Exhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum in partnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and targets children ages 2-10 and their families.

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    Annual Senior Sports Day

    May 7, 2018  8:00 am - May 10, 2018  4:00 pm

    Locations: TBD
    8 am – 4 pm
    Ages 55 and older

    In honor of Older Americans Month we are celebrating 28 years of the Portsmouth Senior Sports Days. Event offered are track & field, Frisbee throw, softball hit & throw, beanbag throw, basketball throw and more. Our new events are Golf, Pinochle, Spades and Bowling.

    Registration begins March 1, 2018 and ends April 1, 2018. Registration forms may be picked up at Senior Station, Portsmouth Public Libraries and 3rd Floor City Hall Parks & Recreation office and Recreation Centers.

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    TEDtalks Discussion Group

    May 7, 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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    Preschool S.T.R.E.A.M.

    May 7, 2018  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Churchland Library, 4934 High St W, Portsmouth, VA 23703, USA

    The Churchland Branch Library has started its Pre-School S.T.R.E.A.M. program held on the first Monday of every month. The program promotes fun aged-based S.T.R.E.A.M. (Science Technology Reading Engineering Art Math) activities and a story to correlate with the project. For details, call 757-686-2538.

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    Portsmouth Book Club

    May 7, 2018  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Churchland Branch Library

    Location: Churchland Branch Library – 757-686-2538

May 8, 2018
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    Once Upon A Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales

    February 3, 2018 - May 12, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Step inside beloved stories from around the globe in this hands-on exhibit that brings favorite multicultural fairy tales and folk tales to life. Once Upon A Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales is the first nationally touring exhibit devoted exclusively to fairy tales and the breadth of their cultural significance. The Exhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum in partnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and targets children ages 2-10 and their families.

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    Annual Senior Sports Day

    May 7, 2018  8:00 am - May 10, 2018  4:00 pm

    Locations: TBD
    8 am – 4 pm
    Ages 55 and older

    In honor of Older Americans Month we are celebrating 28 years of the Portsmouth Senior Sports Days. Event offered are track & field, Frisbee throw, softball hit & throw, beanbag throw, basketball throw and more. Our new events are Golf, Pinochle, Spades and Bowling.

    Registration begins March 1, 2018 and ends April 1, 2018. Registration forms may be picked up at Senior Station, Portsmouth Public Libraries and 3rd Floor City Hall Parks & Recreation office and Recreation Centers.

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    Spring S.T.R.E.A.M at Manor

    May 8, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Manor Branch Library, 1401 Elmhurst Ln, Portsmouth, VA 23701, USA

    Designed for preschoolers ages 3 - 5 years, the Science Technology Reading Engineering Art Math (S.T.R.E.A.M.) program encourages children's natural curiosity. Your children will get the chance to learn, explore and discover a whole new world. Call 757-465-2916 for more information.

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    Teen Board Games

    May 8, 2018  3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Manor Branch Library, 1401 Elmhurst Ln, Portsmouth, VA 23701, USA

    Want to play some games that are really challenging? Well, put down your cell phone, tablet and other electronic devices and meet up at the Manor Branch Library for Teen Board Games! Relax and meet new friends. Challenge your mind and test your mental/hand dexterity. Light snacks provided. For details, call 757-465-2916.

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    Writer's Group

    May 8, 2018  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Churchland Branch Library

    Location: Churchland Branch Library – 757-686-2538

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    Lego Club

    May 8, 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

    May 8, 2018  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Churchland Branch Library, 4934 High St W, Portsmouth, VA 23703, USA

    Learn all about growing gardening in small spaces with containers during this Portsmouth Master Gardener lecture at the Churchland Library. Free and open to the public. Adults 18 years and older. 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

May 9, 2018
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    Once Upon A Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales

    February 3, 2018 - May 12, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Step inside beloved stories from around the globe in this hands-on exhibit that brings favorite multicultural fairy tales and folk tales to life. Once Upon A Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales is the first nationally touring exhibit devoted exclusively to fairy tales and the breadth of their cultural significance. The Exhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum in partnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and targets children ages 2-10 and their families.

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    Annual Senior Sports Day

    May 7, 2018  8:00 am - May 10, 2018  4:00 pm

    Locations: TBD
    8 am – 4 pm
    Ages 55 and older

    In honor of Older Americans Month we are celebrating 28 years of the Portsmouth Senior Sports Days. Event offered are track & field, Frisbee throw, softball hit & throw, beanbag throw, basketball throw and more. Our new events are Golf, Pinochle, Spades and Bowling.

    Registration begins March 1, 2018 and ends April 1, 2018. Registration forms may be picked up at Senior Station, Portsmouth Public Libraries and 3rd Floor City Hall Parks & Recreation office and Recreation Centers.

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    Veterans Services

    May 9, 2018  10:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Churchland Branch Library

    Location: Churchland Branch Library

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    Obesity Workgroup Meeting

    May 9, 2018  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    EVMS Williams Hall, 855 W Brambleton Ave, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA

    12 pm – 1:30 pm
    EVMS Williams Hall, 855 W. Brambleton Ave. Suite 2004, Norfolk, VA
    Call 757-446-6039 for more information.
    www.cinchcoalition.org

May 10, 2018
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    Once Upon A Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales

    February 3, 2018 - May 12, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Step inside beloved stories from around the globe in this hands-on exhibit that brings favorite multicultural fairy tales and folk tales to life. Once Upon A Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales is the first nationally touring exhibit devoted exclusively to fairy tales and the breadth of their cultural significance. The Exhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum in partnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and targets children ages 2-10 and their families.

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    Annual Senior Sports Day

    May 7, 2018  8:00 am - May 10, 2018  4:00 pm

    Locations: TBD
    8 am – 4 pm
    Ages 55 and older

    In honor of Older Americans Month we are celebrating 28 years of the Portsmouth Senior Sports Days. Event offered are track & field, Frisbee throw, softball hit & throw, beanbag throw, basketball throw and more. Our new events are Golf, Pinochle, Spades and Bowling.

    Registration begins March 1, 2018 and ends April 1, 2018. Registration forms may be picked up at Senior Station, Portsmouth Public Libraries and 3rd Floor City Hall Parks & Recreation office and Recreation Centers.

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    Pre-School Storytime

    May 10, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Churchland Branch Library

    Birth to 5 years

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    Pre-School Storytime

    May 10, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Manor Branch Library

    Ages 3-5 years

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    Pre-School Storytime

    May 10, 2018  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Cradock Branch Library

    Ages 3-5 years

May 11, 2018
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    Once Upon A Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales

    February 3, 2018 - May 12, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Step inside beloved stories from around the globe in this hands-on exhibit that brings favorite multicultural fairy tales and folk tales to life. Once Upon A Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales is the first nationally touring exhibit devoted exclusively to fairy tales and the breadth of their cultural significance. The Exhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum in partnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and targets children ages 2-10 and their families.

May 12, 2018
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    Once Upon A Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales

    February 3, 2018 - May 12, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Step inside beloved stories from around the globe in this hands-on exhibit that brings favorite multicultural fairy tales and folk tales to life. Once Upon A Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales is the first nationally touring exhibit devoted exclusively to fairy tales and the breadth of their cultural significance. The Exhibit was developed by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum in partnership with the St. Louis Public Library, and targets children ages 2-10 and their families.

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    YOGA in the Courtyard

    May 12, 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

    May 12, 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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    Volunteer Service Day

    May 12, 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.
    Paradise Creek Nature Park – 1141 Victory Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23702
    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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    Steeple to Steeple Tour

    May 12, 2018  9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    St. Paul's Catholic Church, 522 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    For more information and tickets, call (757) 393-0973 or visit www.SteepletoSteeple.com.

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    Buffalo Riders Historic Parade of Horses

    May 12, 2018  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    I.C. Norcom High School, 1801 London Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    The Buffalo Riders Historic Parade of Horses honors the 9th and 10th Calvary Buffalo Soldiers who served on horseback in the U.S. Army. The parade leaves from I.C. Norcom High School and ends at the school where participants will get the opportunity to engage the Buffalo Riders. An event for the whole family.

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    Kidz Color

    May 12, 2018  10:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Churchland Library, 4934 High St W, Portsmouth, VA 23703, USA

    Come show off your mad coloring skills with the Churchland Branch Library Children's Department the second Saturday of each month. Drop-in for a coloring session, show off your work then come back and color some more. Fun for the entire family. Parents are welcome, too!

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    Saturday Kids Crafts at Manor

    May 12, 2018  11:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Manor Branch Library, 1401 Elmhurst Ln, Portsmouth, VA 23701, USA

    It's Make and Take Craft day the Manor. Round up the kiddies, ages preschool to 6th grade, and head over to the Manor Branch Library for craft making. The kids will make crafts with a Mother's Day  theme. For more information, call 757-465-2916.    

May 13, 2018
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    Tidewater Arts Outreach Mother's Day Event

    May 13, 2018  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Treat MOM to an afternoon gathering with art and music, along with light refreshments. The cost is $3 per person with three exhibits on view and live music performed by the Symphonicity String Quartet. Call 757-393-8543 to register.

May 14, 2018
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    TEDtalks Discussion Group

    May 14, 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

May 15, 2018
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    AARP Senior Driving Class

    May 15, 2018  9:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Portsmouth City Senior Station, 3500 Clifford St, Portsmouth, VA 23707, USA

    9:30 am – 1:30 pm
    Adults aged 50 and older

    Pre-registration is required. Please call and registrar for any of the classes. They are held at the Senior Station.

    AARP members fee $15 and non-members $20. 
    Instructor, Eddie Carr

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    Coffee Concert IV - Dover Quartet

    May 15, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    St. John's Episcopal Church, 424 Washington St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    COFFEE CONCERT IV featuring the DOVER QUARTET BEVERLY KANE BAKER, VIOLA

    Hear the acclaimed Dover Quartetand VSO principal violist Beverly Kane Baker in an all-Mozart program at thismorning concert—then enjoy coffee and pastries with artists and fans. Co-sponsored by the Virginia Arts Festival.

    Ticket Link:http://secure.vafest.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=399

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    Family Movie Night

    May 15, 2018  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Churchland Library, 4934 High St W, Portsmouth, VA 23703, USA

    Enjoy snacks and a great movie with your family every third Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Churchland Branch of the Portsmouth Public Library. For more information, call 757-686-2538.

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    The Mix Book Group

    May 15, 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/

May 16, 2018
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    Respiratory Health Workgroup Meeting

    May 16, 2018  9:00 am - 10:30 am
    EVMS Williams Hall, 855 W Brambleton Ave, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA

    9 am – 10:30 pm

    EVMS Williams Hall, 855 W. Brambleton Ave. Suite 2004, Norfolk, VA

    Call 757-446-6039 for more information.

    www.cinchcoalition.org 

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    AARP Senior Driving Class

    May 16, 2018  9:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Portsmouth City Senior Station, 3500 Clifford St, Portsmouth, VA 23707, USA

    9:30 am – 1:30 pm
    Adults aged 50 and older

    Pre-registration is required. Please call and registrar for any of the classes. They are held at the Senior Station.

    AARP members fee $15 and non-members $20. 
    Instructor, Eddie Carr

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    Horticulture Therapy Program - Province Place

    May 16, 2018  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Province Place of Maryview, 1 Bon Secours Way, Portsmouth, VA 23703, USA

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    Basic Computer Help

    May 16, 2018  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Portsmouth Public Library

    Location: Main Library – 757-393-8501

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    Healthy Start Workgroup Meeting

    May 16, 2018  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Park Place, Norfolk, VA, USA

    1:30 pm – 3 pm
    Park Place Community Center 606 W. 29 Street Room 216 Norfolk, VA

    Call 757-446-6039 for more information.

    www.cinchcoalition.org

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    Creative Arts Engagement for Adults 55+ - Senior Series

    May 16, 2018  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    2 pm – 3:30 pm
    Cost: $3 per person
    Mini tour of outdoor sculpture garden followed by a ‘make & take’ air-dry clay workshop. In the historic courtyard. Vote for People’s Choice.
    www.portsmouthartcenter.com

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    Exhibit Tour of OUTDOOR SCULPTURES with TAO Art Project

    May 16, 2018  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    TIDEWATER ARTS OUTREACH 
    Exhibit Tour of OUTDOOR SCULPTURES with TAO Art Project

    Enjoy a mini-tour of the Outdoor Sculptures followed by a make-n-take air-dry clay art
    project, for ages 55 and up, $3 per person. To register, call 757-393-8543.

May 17, 2018
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    Pre-School Storytime

    May 17, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Churchland Branch Library

    Birth to 5 years

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    Pre-School Storytime

    May 17, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Manor Branch Library

    Ages 3-5 years

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    Pre-School Storytime

    May 17, 2018  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Cradock Branch Library

    Ages 3-5 years

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    MUSIC MAKER BLUES REVIEW

    May 17, 2018  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Roger Brown's Restaurant and Sports Bar, 316 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    MUSIC MAKER BLUES REVIEW

    Sponsors Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, Virginia Arts Festival, and Rocket Bike

    Roger Brown's Restaurant, 316 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

    Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

    Tickets available at: http://secure.vafest.org/single/EventListing.aspx?k=41

    VA Arts Festival Box Office, 440 Bank St., Norfolk, Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm,

    Call 757-282-2822, or at the door while supplies last.

    Adults: $25; Senior & Military: $22.50; AAA: $21.25 & Student (under 25 with ID): $18.75

     

    The Music Maker Blues Review is an all-star band composed of musicians who have played from street corners to concert halls, from down the road to around the world.  Experience the music that strikes deep in your soul, across the entire blues spectrum.  Musicians sharing the stage are Cool John Ferguson, Alabama Slim, Harvey Dalton Arnold, and Thomas Rhyant with Bubba Norwood on drums. The performance kicks-off the exhibit We Are the Music Makers: Preserving the Soul of America’s Music on view at the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center from May 18 - August 12, 2018.   

     

May 18, 2018
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    Sensory Stimulation Activity Night

    May 18, 2018  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    308 Allen Rd, Portsmouth, VA 23702, USA

    5 pm – 7 pm

    Age: Children and adolescents with special needs and abilities and their loved ones.

    Join us in creating various sensory projects! Enjoy different projects such as sensory bags, calm down bottles, and giant water beads. Each sensory activity night will feature a different project. Supplies for each activity and light refreshments will be provided.

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    POSTPONED - Primus & Mastadon w/ All Them Witches

    May 18, 2018  6:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Union Bank & Trust Pavilion, 16 Crawford Cir, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    As shows are rescheduled or moved to other locations, information will be posted on Facebook (www.facebook.com/UnionPavilion) and the Union Bank & Trust Pavilion webpage (www.pavilionconcerts.com).

    Doors Open 6 pm | Show starts 7 pm
    Primus will headline at Union Bank & Trust Pavilion on Friday, May 18. Mastodon and All Them Witches open the concert. The show starts at 7 p.m., and doors open at 6 p.m.
    http://www.pavilionconcerts.com/eventslist/69444/390628

May 19, 2018
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    The Justice First Tour Hampton Roads

    May 19, 2018  9:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Cavalier Manor Center

    A Southern Movement, that aims to unify and strengthen communities focuses on various areas of justice such as social, economic, climate, racial, political and so much more. The event will include meaningful community engagement as well as a social justice forum and panel with speakers who specialize in various areas of justice. There will also be food and entertainment to allow for enjoyable community fellowship. We cannot fix these issues alone, so why not come together as a community to try and solve them together. If we are going to solve these problems we need to put justice first.
    May 19th 9am-7pm Free for all guest!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/2169698919712177/

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    Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market

    May 19, 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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    YOGA in the Courtyard

    May 19, 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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    Kayaking @ Paradise Creek

    May 19, 2018  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Paradise Creek Nature Park, 1141 Victory Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23702, USA

    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.

    Ages: Must be 12 years or older to participate, must be 18 or older without adult. No prior experience necessary.

    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!

May 20, 2018
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    POSTPONED - Alabama w/ special guest Montgomery Gentry

    May 20, 2018  6:30 pm - 12:30 am
    Union Bank & Trust Pavilion, 16 Crawford Cir, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    As shows are rescheduled or moved to other locations, information will be posted on Facebook (www.facebook.com/UnionPavilion) and the Union Bank & Trust Pavilion webpage (www.pavilionconcerts.com).

    Doors Open 6:30 pm | Show Starts 7:30 pm
    Superstar country music artists Alabama are coming to Union Bank & Trust Pavilion in Portsmouth on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Montgomery Gentry provides the opening performance. http://www.pavilionconcerts.com/eventslist/69444/389149

May 21, 2018
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    TEDtalks Discussion Group

    May 21, 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

    May 21, 2018  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Sentara Nursing Center, 4201 Greenwood Dr, Portsmouth, VA 23701, USA

May 23, 2018
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    Veterans Services

    May 23, 2018  10:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Churchland Branch Library

    Location: Churchland Branch Library

May 24, 2018
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    Pre-School Storytime

    May 24, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Churchland Branch Library

    Birth to 5 years

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    Pre-School Storytime

    May 24, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Manor Branch Library

    Ages 3-5 years

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    Pre-School Storytime

    May 24, 2018  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Cradock Branch Library

    Ages 3-5 years

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    Teen Rangers

    May 24, 2018  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Paradise Creek Nature Park, 1141 Victory Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23702, USA

    5 pm - 6 pm
    Ideal for ages 13-18.

    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.

May 25, 2018
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    28th Annual UMOJA Festival

    May 25, 2018  5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
    Union Bank & Trust Pavilion, 16 Crawford Cir, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    5:30 pm Opening Ceremony
    6 pm – 11:15 pm Local Entertainment, Food & Retail Vendors

    UMOJA means unity and this three day festival presents the rich heritage of African culture and the manner in which it waves into our national tapestry. Visitors are introduced to the continent through art, music and entertainment, demonstrations and food. From the Opening Ceremonies and the permission of the Elders Ceremony, to the closing UMOJA stage performance, this celebration is a family event that will appeal to all ages.
    For more information please call 757-393-5111 or visit http://umojafestportsmouth.com/vendor-information/

May 26, 2018
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    The Elizabeth River Run - Benefitting the Children's Museum of Virginia

    May 26, 2018  7:45 am - 8:45 am
    Union Bank & Trust Pavilion, 16 Crawford Cir, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    The Elizabeth River Run has been a Hampton Roads Striderstradition for over thirty years. This 10K race is staged at the PortsmouthPavilion on the Saturday morning of Memorial Day weekend. The course windsthrough historic Olde Towne, the Portsmouth Naval Hospital, and along theElizabeth River. Participants enjoy a post-race party at the Pavilion featuringpizza, adult beverages, and a D.J. Net proceeds are donated to the Children’sMuseum of Virginia. 

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    YOGA in the Courtyard

    May 26, 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 Farmers Market

    May 26, 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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    Kids' Craft Day

    May 26, 2018  10:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Portsmouth Public Library, Churchland Branch, 4934 High Street W.

    Drop-in to make a craft you can take home and show off to your family and friends. Event happens on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 757-686-2538.

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    28th Annual UMOJA Festival

    May 26, 2018  12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Union Bank & Trust Pavilion, 16 Crawford Cir, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    12 pm – 7:30 pm Entertainment, Children’s Activities, Heritage Tours, Food & Retail vendors
    UMOJA means unity and this three day festival presents the rich heritage of African culture and the manner in which it waves into our national tapestry.
    Visitors are introduced to the continent through art, music and entertainment, demonstrations and food. From the Opening Ceremonies and the permission of the Elders Ceremony, to the closing UMOJA stage performance, this celebration is a family event that will appeal to all ages. For more information please call 757-393-5111 or visit http://umojafestportsmouth.com/vendor-information/

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    Lego Club

    May 26, 2018  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Portsmouth Public Library

    Location: Main Library – 757-393-8501

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    Regina Belle Performs Live & Free

    May 26, 2018  9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    Umoja Festival Stage in Festival Park

    Regina Belle Performs LIVE & Free on the Umoja Stage in Festival Park
    Saturday, May 26th at 9:30 p.m.

May 27, 2018
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    28th Annual UMOJA Festival

    May 27, 2018  2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Union Bank & Trust Pavilion, 16 Crawford Cir, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    2 pm – 7 pm Gospel Entertainment, Children’s Activities, Heritage Tours, Food & Retail Vendors
    ***National Recording Gospel Artist Vashawn Mitchell 5 pm – 7 pm ***
    UMOJA means unity and this three day festival presents the rich heritage of African culture and the manner in which it waves into our national tapestry. Visitors are introduced to the continent through art, music and entertainment, demonstrations and food. From the Opening Ceremonies and the permission of the Elders Ceremony, to the closing UMOJA stage performance, this celebration is a family event that will appeal to all ages. For more information please call 757-393-5111 or visit http://umojafestportsmouth.com/vendor-information/

May 28, 2018
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    Memorial Day Parade

    May 28, 2018  10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    High Street, High St, Portsmouth, VA, USA

    A Portsmouth tradition since 1884, the Memorial Day Parade is one of the oldest parades in the country commemorating the holiday. The annual event salutes the service and sacrifices of the men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces. Participants will enjoy floats, various marching bands and lots of excitement. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and travels on High Street from Peninsula Avenue (at I.C. Norcom High School) to Crawford Street.

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    TEDtalks Discussion Group

    May 28, 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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    Norfolk's Memorial Day Ceremony

    May 28, 2018  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Wisconsin Square, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA

    Norfolk’s Memorial Day Ceremony will be held May 28, at Wisconsin Square at 2 p.m. The event features guest speaker Vice Admiral Bruce H. Lindsey, Deputy Commander of the U.S. Fleet Forces Command. Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Alexander will bring welcome remarks. Norfolk’s Memorial Day Ceremony also performances by the U.S. Fleet Forces Band. The event is co-sponsored by the Mayor’s Commission on Veterans Affairs.

May 31, 2018
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    Pre-School Storytime

    May 31, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Churchland Branch Library

    Birth to 5 years

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    Pre-School Storytime

    May 31, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Manor Branch Library

    Ages 3-5 years

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    Pre-School Storytime

    May 31, 2018  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Cradock Branch Library

    Ages 3-5 years

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