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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    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

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 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Festival Park

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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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    Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race

    October 9, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Festival Park

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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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    Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race

    October 9, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Festival Park

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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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    Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race

    October 9, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Festival Park

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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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    Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race

    October 9, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Festival Park

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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).

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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    Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race

    October 9, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Festival Park

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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.  

     

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!

October 26, 2018
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    Trunk or Treat

    October 26, 2018  3:00 pm - October 27, 2018  7:00 pm
    Union Bank & Trust Pavilion, 16 Crawford Cir, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Bring the kiddies out for a couple of nights of Halloween fun -- Haunted House and Trunk or Treat. In partnership with the Portsmouth Police Department, we welcome you to wear your best costume and get your candy bags ready. Children's activities, entertainment and fun for the whole family. Event begins at 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. For more information, contact the Portsmouth Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services Department at 757-393-8481.

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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    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

    October 26, 2018  3:00 pm - October 27, 2018  7:00 pm
    Union Bank & Trust Pavilion, 16 Crawford Cir, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Bring the kiddies out for a couple of nights of Halloween fun -- Haunted House and Trunk or Treat. In partnership with the Portsmouth Police Department, we welcome you to wear your best costume and get your candy bags ready. Children's activities, entertainment and fun for the whole family. Event begins at 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. For more information, contact the Portsmouth Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services Department at 757-393-8481.

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