October 2018

October 1, 2018
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    TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

October 2, 2018
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    TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

October 3, 2018
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    TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

October 4, 2018
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    TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

October 5, 2018
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    TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    First Friday: Concert in the Courtyard - Jimmy Masters Quartet

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

    Exhibits will be open free this evening with light refreshments inside, while outside the museum folks can listen to live music in the courtyard. Jimmy Masters brings his extraordinary talents to perform for this occasion, accompanied by some of the finest jazz soloists around. Born in Virginia Beach, Masters has been playing jazz bass for nearly 30 years. The event is sponsored by the Portsmouth Partnership, TowneBank, and the Portsmouth Economic and Housing Redevelopment Authorities. For more information call 757-393-8543 or go online to www.PortsmouthArtCenter.com.

October 6, 2018
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    TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    Bank of America "Museums on Us"

    October 6, 2018  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Saturday 9am-5pm

    Sunday 11am-5pm

    Present your Bank of America® 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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    Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market

    October 6, 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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    Bank of America "Museums on Us"

    October 6, 2018  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Saturday 9am-5pm

    Sunday 11am-5pm

    Present your Bank of America® 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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    Museum Day: A Celebration of the Portsmouth Cultural Arts District

    October 6, 2018  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Olde Towne, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    A day to visit all of the city's museums and discover everything they have to offer. Museum Day is a celebration and showcasing of the Portsmouth Cultural Arts District. Come discover, explore and enjoy.

    For more information visit https://oldetowneportsmouth.com/events/museum-day-historic-olde-towne-portsmouth/

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    First Saturday

    October 6, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Admission is free for the first Saturday of each month.
    For more information call 757-393-8543 or go to www.PortsmouthArtCenter.com.

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    Olde Towne Antiques to Flea Market

    October 6, 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/

October 7, 2018
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    TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    Bank of America "Museums on Us"

    October 7, 2018  11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Saturday 9am-5pm

    Sunday 11am-5pm

    Present your Bank of America® 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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    Soup Cook-Off and Auction

    October 7, 2018  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    The Ambassador Club of Portsmouth 364 Peninsula Ave., Portsmouth, VA

    The Oasis Social Ministry will host a soup cook-off and auction Sunday, October 7, at the Ambassador Club of Portsmouth. Support a worthy cause. Mark your calendar and plan to attend.

October 8, 2018
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    TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

October 9, 2018
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    TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race

    October 9, 2018  10:00 am - October 14, 2018  11:30 pm
    Portsmouth Festival Park

    The Salute to Schooners begins in Baltimore, Maryland where on land festivities kick-off this annual race. Schooners and their crews arrive in Portsmouth Friday, October 12 at approximately 6:30 p.m. for an informal gathering at Roger Brown's Restaurant in downtown Portsmouth. A host of events has been scheduled from October 9 until October 14. For details, visit https://www.gcbsr.org/schedule.

October 10, 2018
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    TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race

    October 9, 2018  10:00 am - October 14, 2018  11:30 pm
    Portsmouth Festival Park

    The Salute to Schooners begins in Baltimore, Maryland where on land festivities kick-off this annual race. Schooners and their crews arrive in Portsmouth Friday, October 12 at approximately 6:30 p.m. for an informal gathering at Roger Brown's Restaurant in downtown Portsmouth. A host of events has been scheduled from October 9 until October 14. For details, visit https://www.gcbsr.org/schedule.

October 11, 2018
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    TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race

    October 9, 2018  10:00 am - October 14, 2018  11:30 pm
    Portsmouth Festival Park

    The Salute to Schooners begins in Baltimore, Maryland where on land festivities kick-off this annual race. Schooners and their crews arrive in Portsmouth Friday, October 12 at approximately 6:30 p.m. for an informal gathering at Roger Brown's Restaurant in downtown Portsmouth. A host of events has been scheduled from October 9 until October 14. For details, visit https://www.gcbsr.org/schedule.

October 12, 2018
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    TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race

    October 9, 2018  10:00 am - October 14, 2018  11:30 pm
    Portsmouth Festival Park

    The Salute to Schooners begins in Baltimore, Maryland where on land festivities kick-off this annual race. Schooners and their crews arrive in Portsmouth Friday, October 12 at approximately 6:30 p.m. for an informal gathering at Roger Brown's Restaurant in downtown Portsmouth. A host of events has been scheduled from October 9 until October 14. For details, visit https://www.gcbsr.org/schedule.

October 13, 2018
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    TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market

    October 13, 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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    Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race

    October 9, 2018  10:00 am - October 14, 2018  11:30 pm
    Portsmouth Festival Park

    The Salute to Schooners begins in Baltimore, Maryland where on land festivities kick-off this annual race. Schooners and their crews arrive in Portsmouth Friday, October 12 at approximately 6:30 p.m. for an informal gathering at Roger Brown's Restaurant in downtown Portsmouth. A host of events has been scheduled from October 9 until October 14. For details, visit https://www.gcbsr.org/schedule.

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    Military Appreciation Day

    October 13, 2018  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Join us as we host our 3rd Annual Military Appreciation Day. We will offer a discounted $5 admission for active duty members, Department of Defense civilians, and their families (with a valid I.D; children under 2 are free, and a 20% discount on membership to military families).

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    Old Cars, Old Music in Olde Towne Cruise-In

    October 13, 2018  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Between Dinwiddie and Middle Streets, Portsmouth, VA 23704

    New event in downtown Portsmouth . . . Old Cars, Old Music in Olde Towne Cruise-In promises to become a classic P-Town celebration. Get the family together, rollout your antique vehicle and find your vinyl, and mark your calendar for this new event!

October 14, 2018
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    TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race

    October 9, 2018  10:00 am - October 14, 2018  11:30 pm
    Portsmouth Festival Park

    The Salute to Schooners begins in Baltimore, Maryland where on land festivities kick-off this annual race. Schooners and their crews arrive in Portsmouth Friday, October 12 at approximately 6:30 p.m. for an informal gathering at Roger Brown's Restaurant in downtown Portsmouth. A host of events has been scheduled from October 9 until October 14. For details, visit https://www.gcbsr.org/schedule.

October 15, 2018
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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

October 16, 2018
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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    Portsmouth Community Concerts Inc. Presents . . .

    October 16, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Churchland High School, 4301 Cedar Ln, Portsmouth, VA 23703, USA

    Portsmouth Community Concerts, Inc., will present Five Sax, an international modern-style saxophone quintet recognized for its innovative and imaginative repertoire, on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m., at Churchland High School Auditorium, 4301 Cedar Lane. Five Sax features five musicians all established as solo musicians who represent a significant international presence and who hold many awards from national and international competitions. The group converged in Vienna, united by a modern conception of virtuosity and the constant urge to push the limits of performance. Single tickets for Five Sax, at $25 for adults and free for students, may be ordered at www.portsmouthcommunityconcerts.com or by calling 757-686-5447. Single tickets also will be available at the door and payable by cash, check or credit card.

October 17, 2018
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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

October 18, 2018
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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

October 19, 2018
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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    Halloweekend @ Children's Museum, Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, & Lightship Portsmouth

    October 19, 2018  10:00 am - October 21, 2018  5:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    This event will take place at the Children's Museum of Virginia, the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, and the Lightship Portsmouth.

    Get ready for a three day spooky experience at the Portsmouth Museums, as we celebrate October. The Museums will be celebrating Halloween and the fall through a series of events lasting a full weekend in Portsmouth. Families, children, and adults can all enjoy events that include scary theatre, creepy crawlies and ghoulish critters, horror story readings, and more!

October 20, 2018
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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    Volunteer Service Day at Paradise Creek

    October 20, 2018  9:00 am - 11:00 am
    1141 Victory Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23702, USA

    Help pull invasive species, plant native species (NEW edible park species), maintain trails and recreational amenities at Paradise Creek Nature Park. All ages; children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Dress to get down and dirty! Closed-toe shoes and long-pants advised. Bring sunscreen, insect repellant and water. The free event requires registration. Contact Ranger Kat Fish, kfish@elizabethriver.org or call 757-392-7132.

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    Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market

    October 20, 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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    Smorgasbord Saturdays for ages 3 -5

    October 20, 2018  9:30 am - 10:30 am
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA


    Does your preschoolerwant to be a scientist or artist? Join us for our SaturdaySeries that combines art and science. As always, remember to dress for a mess!This class isfree for members and the $7 fee for non-members includes museum admission forthe day. For information call 757-393-5258 or visit www.ChildrensMuseumVirginia.comfor registration information.

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    STEM Club

    October 20, 2018  9:30 am - 11:00 am
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Does your child have an interest in robots, enjoy building and tinkering, or is a LEGO fanatic? Then the CMV STEM Club is for them! The CMV STEM Club is for participants ages 6 – 9 and all ability levels. The goal is to increase critical thinking skills of each participant through hands-on projects and challenges. Students work in teams to explore and solve real – world and hypothetical challenges. For information call 757-393-5258 extension 17 or visit www.ChildrensMuseumVirginia.com for registration information.


    Members: $81 for all 6 weeks
    Non-Members: $90 for all 6 weeks


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    Halloweekend @ Children's Museum, Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, & Lightship Portsmouth

    October 19, 2018  10:00 am - October 21, 2018  5:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    This event will take place at the Children's Museum of Virginia, the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, and the Lightship Portsmouth.

    Get ready for a three day spooky experience at the Portsmouth Museums, as we celebrate October. The Museums will be celebrating Halloween and the fall through a series of events lasting a full weekend in Portsmouth. Families, children, and adults can all enjoy events that include scary theatre, creepy crawlies and ghoulish critters, horror story readings, and more!

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    Cradock Homecoming

    October 20, 2018  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Afton Parkway, Afton Pkwy, Portsmouth, VA 23702, USA

    Alumni and friends of Cradock community schools will gather in Afton Square to remember growing up in Cradock and attending school here. Participants should meet at the Cradock Middle School at noon to participate in the Homecoming Parade. The parade begins at 1 p.m. Mingle with classmates and neighbors while enjoying music, memory boards and food vendors. Open to the public. Free admission. Bev Sell, Chairman (757) 650-1428.

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    Princess at the Park Paradise Creek

    October 20, 2018  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    1141 Victory Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23702, USA

    Join Princess Elizabeth, for whom the river was named in 1619, for her magical story of river adventures. Then help the Princess create a piece of artwork to raise money for the Elizabeth River Project. Boys and girls, Pre-K through first grade are invited (must be accompanied by an adult). The event is free but registration is required. Contact Ranger Kat Fish at kfish@elizabethriver.org or call 757-392-7132.

October 21, 2018
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    THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

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    Halloweekend @ Children's Museum, Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, & Lightship Portsmouth

    October 19, 2018  10:00 am - October 21, 2018  5:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    This event will take place at the Children's Museum of Virginia, the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, and the Lightship Portsmouth.

    Get ready for a three day spooky experience at the Portsmouth Museums, as we celebrate October. The Museums will be celebrating Halloween and the fall through a series of events lasting a full weekend in Portsmouth. Families, children, and adults can all enjoy events that include scary theatre, creepy crawlies and ghoulish critters, horror story readings, and more!

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    Festival of Praise

    October 21, 2018  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Wesley Community Center, 1701 Elm Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    This fall benefit concert sponsored by Wesley Community Service Center will feature the New Horizons, a Gospel singing group composed exclusively of U.S. Military veterans. You won't want to miss this performance! 

October 26, 2018
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    Haunted House

    October 26, 2018  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Union Bank & Trust Pavilion, 16 Crawford Cir, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Kick off your Halloween in ghoul-style with a trip to the Haunted House Friday, October 26, at the Union Bank and Trust Pavilion. Get ready to be scared out of your socks at Portsmouth's annual haunted house. May the force be with you.

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    Olde Towne Ghost Walk

    October 26, 2018  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    38th Annual Olde Towne Ghost Walk, 500 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    What better place to start a ghost walk than in a church graveyard. Join the fun during the 38th Annual Olde Towne Ghost Walk beginning at 7 p.m., October 26. Costumed characters weave stories of mysterious happenings all over Olde Towne. For more information, visit http://portsmouthghostwalk.com/.

October 27, 2018
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    Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market

    October 27, 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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    STEM Club

    October 27, 2018  9:30 am - 11:00 am
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Does your child have an interest in robots, enjoy building and tinkering, or is a LEGO fanatic? Then the CMV STEM Club is for them! The CMV STEM Club is for participants ages 6 – 9 and all ability levels. The goal is to increase critical thinking skills of each participant through hands-on projects and challenges. Students work in teams to explore and solve real – world and hypothetical challenges. For information call 757-393-5258 extension 17 or visit www.ChildrensMuseumVirginia.com for registration information.


    Members: $81 for all 6 weeks
    Non-Members: $90 for all 6 weeks


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    Hof-toberfest: Hoffler Creek Fall Fundraiser

    October 27, 2018  1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve Foundation, 4510 Twin Pines Rd, Portsmouth, VA 23703, USA

    Join us from 1:00-5:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, for an afternoon of Bavarian-themed food, fun and libations at our annual fall fundraiser to preserve where the wild things are! Festivities will be held beneath the pines, here at Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve (4510 Twin Pines Road, Portsmouth, VA 23703). Brats, baked chicken, soft pretzels and more, served by Rodman's Bar-B-Que will be paired with craft beers from local brewery, MoMac Brewing Co. Music will be provided by The Happy Dutchmen while we participate in traditional and modern Oktoberfest activities like a beer stein holding competition, corn hole and more. Don't forget to have your checkbooks ready to take part in our silent auction and 50/50 raffle, in support of our ongoing mission! Tickets are just $40 for admission, food, and two drink tickets, children and individuals under 21 pay just $20, or bring the whole family for just $110. Sponsorships are still available too. To join us, see any board member, stop by the preserve, or visit hofflercreek.org/events to purchase tickets online today.

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    Guided Ranger Walk at Paradise Creek

    October 27, 2018  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Paradise Creek Nature Park, 1141 Victory Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23702, USA

    Description:Enjoy the fall foliage at Paradise Creek! Take a walk through the park with urban Ranger Kat Fish to learn about native plant and wildlife and identify some of your favorite wildflowers. All ages; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Free event but registration is required. Contact Ranger Kat Fish at kfish@elizabethriver.org or call 757-392-7132.

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    Trunk or Treat & Haunted House

    October 27, 2018  3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Union Bank & Trust Pavilion, 16 Crawford Cir, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Get your best costume together and bring your little ghouls and goblins out for this family fun event. Sponsored by Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services, the Portsmouth Police Department, Sheriff's Office, and Fire Department, Trunk or Treat is a time-honored classic event in Portsmouth. Activities include a live DJ and music, children's games, crafts and tattoos, haunted house, homemade Halloween Costume Contest, photo booth, roving entertainment and MORE! Bring your candy bags and get ready for some big-time fun. For more information, call 757-393-5111.

October 28, 2018
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    Hoffler Creek's 2018 Fall Festival

    October 28, 2018  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve Foundation, 4510 Twin Pines Rd, Portsmouth, VA 23703, USA

    Join us on Sunday, October 28, from 11 a.m. -- 4 p.m., for our 2018 Fall Festival, a free and safe trick-or-treating event. That day we’ll be joined by goblins, ghouls, superheroes and storybook characters along with lots of our local partner organizations who will share their work with nature or the environment - and a little candy.

    We’ll have a free spooky trail walk, face-painting, crafts and games, and activities galore - with an emphasis on the creepy crawlies that you might find in the Chesapeake Bay watershed! Put on your favorite costume (no face-covering masks please) and join us for a whole day of fun here at the preserve!

    No registration is necessary. Just swing on through on October 28 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. for a taste of the wild side here just before Halloween!

October 30, 2018
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    Sing for Joy 2018

    October 30, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    I.C. Norcom High School, 1801 London Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Student singers from Portsmouth Public Schools in grades 4 to 7 join the Virginia Children’s Chorus in this joyful concert celebrating our love of singing! The concert is free & open to the public; no tickets required.
    For more information call Virginia Children’s Chorus at (757) 440-9100 or visit our website: www.vachildrenschorus.org. This performance is made possible, in part, by a grant from the
    Portsmouth Museum & Fine Arts Commission and The Rotary Club of Churchland.

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