Olde Towne Antiques to Flea Market every first Saturday, Portsmouth Virginia
High Street decorated for the winter holidays, Olde Towne Portsmouth Virginia
The Coleman Collection's Sleeping Santa display at Winter Wonderland
Snow Wonders snow, music, and light display at the Children's Museum of Virginia

November 2017 · Portsmouth, Virginia Events and Activities

September 16
Through
November 2

International Women Exhibition

Location: Tidewater Community College Visual Arts Center

Includes works from award winning artist Akiko Tanaka, Kang Joo Lee of Seoul Korea , Manuela Mourao of Portugal, and Regula Franz of Switzerland. For information on this exhibit please call 757-822-1888.

Starting

November 24

Winter Wonderland: The Coleman Collection

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Opening Weekend: November 24  – 26

Celebrate the season with Winter Wonderland: The Coleman Collection, a holiday classic for generations of Hampton Roads visitors and residents.  Animated displays feature Victorian skaters and carolers, enchanted forest of bears, deer and other fauna along with Santa’s workshop, candy store and bakery.  These holiday displays delight visitors of all ages.

Wednesday

November 1

TBD

Anniversary Celebration Fleet Forces Band Concert

Location: Portsmouth Pavilion

Join the Fleet Forces Band for a concert celebration the 250th Anniversary of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. For more information please call 757-393-5111.

Saturday

November 4

10 am – 2 pm

Olde Towne Antiques to Flea Market

Location: Middle Street Garage

Great finds of all kinds. With more than 70 dealers and vendors exhibiting, you will enjoy hunting through this eclectic collection of unique and antique wares. Discover a great selection of antique and estate furniture, architectural antiques, china, silverware, art and prints, sporting gear, musical instruments, books and ephemera, handmade crafts and toys, as well as decorative accessories and flea market items of all types and one of a kind items priced to sell. For more information please call 757-405-3500.

Saturday

November 4

 1 – 5 pm

4th Annual Oyster Roast and Barbecue

Location: Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Join us for our 4th Annual Oyster Roast and Barbecue to help us preserve where the wild things are. Fall will be in full swing with leaves changing colors and a new crispness in the air. Join with friends, neighbors, and those in the community for oysters, local beer, live music from local bands, a silent auction, corn hole and more with all proceeds to benefit the Hoffler Creek Wildlife Foundation. This “rain or shine” event will be held at the preserve and tickets should be purchased in advance. Tickets are $40/person before October 15th; $50 after. For more information please call 757-686-8684 or visit www.hofflercreek.org.

Thursday

November 9

1 – 3:30 pm

Healthy Hampton Roads: Healthy Community Summit Series – Advancing the Regional Agenda, Meeting 3

Location: TBD

Join City and community leaders as they collaborate on a regional agenda for health and to discuss healthy city campaign priorities across Hampton Roads.  Free and open to the Public.  For more information visit www.cinchcoaliton.org.

Saturday

November 11

TBD

Veteran’s Day Ceremony

Location: High Street Landing

Honoring the military with a special guest speaker and a military musical medley by the Tidewater Concert Band. For more information please call 757-393-5111.

Saturday

November 11

8 am

Early Bird Walk

Location: Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Join us for some early morning birding. We will open the gates before the preserve opens to the public for a chance to spot our feathered friends on a walk led by local bird experts or researchers. Gates close at 8:10am sharp.   This program is free and advanced reservations are not needed. For more information please call 757-686-8684 or visit www.hofflercreek.org.

Saturday

November 11

9 – 11 am

Volunteer Service Day

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park

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 schedule a private volunteer event. All ages allowed with adult supervision for those under 18. Free, but registration is required. For more information please call 757-399-7487 or visit www.paradisecreeknaturepark.com.

Saturday

November 11

11 am – Noon

Veteran’s Day Ceremony

Location: High Street Landing

Honoring the military with a special guest speaker and a military musical medley by the Tidewater Concert Band. For more information please call 757-393-5111.

Tuesday

November 14

6:30 – 7:30pm

Portsmouth Master Gardner Lecture Series: Planting Trees in Tidewater

Location: Churchland Branch Library

Join the Virginia Cooperative Extension / Portsmouth Master Gardner for a free gardening lecture: Planting Trees in Tidewater.  Their mission is to educate Portsmouth residents about safe, effective and sustainable garden management practices. They are volunteers who have received extensive training under the auspices of Virginia Tech, Virginia State, and the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office to provide unbiased, research-based horticultural information, tips, techniques and advice to the community. Free and open to the public. For more information please call 757-393-5314 or visit www.pmgv.org.

 

Friday

November 17

5 – 8:30 pm

Olde Towne Merchants Holiday Open House

Location: Olde Towne Portsmouth

Shops are open late and decked out for the holidays. For more information please call 757-405-3500.

Saturday

November 18

 9 am – Noon

Fall Recycling Day Household Hazardous Waste, Electronics Recycling, Goodwill Donations and Document Shredding

Location: Monumental Methodist Church (450 Dinwiddie St)

The City of Portsmouth will hold a free-drive thru household hazardous waste collection, document shredding and electronic recycling event at United Monumental Methodist Church. We will also be collecting canned goods to help feed the hungry this holiday season. For more information please call 757-393-8663.

Saturday

November 18

2 – 3 pm

Ranger Walk with Free Native Seeds

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park

Join our Education Ranger for a behind the scenes tour of the park in spring. Learn insider facts, bring your binoculars to spy on winter wildlife and have your nature questions answered by our ranger. Suitable for adults and children. Free but registration is required. For more information please call 757-399-7487 ext. 202 or visit www.paradisecreeknaturepark.com.

Saturday

November 18

7 pm

32nd Annual Grand Illumination Parade

Location: Downtown Norfolk

Don’t miss the 32nd Annual Grand Illumination Parade in Downtown Norfolk. The parade kicks-off with the illumination of the downtown skyline. Then enjoy the premier holiday parade in the region featuring spectacular floats, marching bands, giant balloons, dancers and Santa himself. The parade is the kick-off event of Holidays in the City, six-weeks of celebration and holiday events and activities in Norfolk and Olde Towne Portsmouth. Enjoy holiday traditions like the Virginia Stage Company’s A Christmas Carol and visit attractions like Dickens’ Christmas Towne. For more information please visit www.holidaysinthecity.net/parade

Tuesday

November 21

6 pm

Family Movie Night

Location: Churchland Library

Enjoy the latest series of programming at Churchland with our monthly movie night. Movie will be shown on the big screen. Bring a friend and munch on some popcorn! For more information please call 757-686-2538.

November 24 – 26

11 am – 5 pm

Opening Weekend: Winter Wonderland: The Coleman Collection

Location:  Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Celebrate the season with Winter Wonderland -The Coleman Collection, a holiday classic for generations of Hampton Roads visitors and residents. Opening weekend brings crafts, activities, pony rides, face painting and much more. Animated displays feature Victorian skaters and carolers, enchanted forest of bears, deer and other fauna along with Santa’s workshop, candy store and bakery. These holiday displays delight visitors of all ages. For more information please call 757-393-8543 or visit www.PortsmouthArtCenter.com.

Tuesday

November 28

6 – 7 pm

Portsmouth Master Gardner Lecture Series Demo: Making Wreaths with Garden Greenery

Location:  Portsmouth VCE Office (105 Utah Street)

Join the Virginia Cooperative Extension / Portsmouth Master Gardner for a free gardening demo: Making Wreaths with Garden Greenery.   Their mission is to educate Portsmouth residents about safe, effective and sustainable garden management practices. They are volunteers who have received extensive training under the auspices of Virginia Tech, Virginia State, and the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office to provide unbiased, research-based horticultural information, tips, techniques and advice to the community. Free and open to the public. For more information please call 757-393-5314 or visit www.pmgv.org.

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