Olde Towne Farmers Market held every Saturday, May through November
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Eloise Shelton-Mayo Light and Dust II oil & cold wax
Julia and Robin Rogers Ava glass

A List of Ongoing Events and Activities in Portsmouth, Virginia

9am – 1pm

Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market

Location: Corner of High and Court Streets

Held every Saturday, May through November with special markets in April and December (see website for details).  Historic district market with locally and organically grown veggies, fruits, nut, herbs, beef, chicken, eggs, seafood, artisanal breads, scones, pastries, cakes, pies, jams, jellies, salsas, fresh, dried and silk flowers, soaps, lotions, pottery, arts/crafts. On Court and High Streets outside the Courthouse Galleries Courtyard.  9am – 1pm www.portsmoutholdetownefarmersmarket.com


First Friday &
Every Saturday

Friends of the Portsmouth Public Library Book Sale

Location: Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court Street

The Main Book Sale is every Saturday, 10 am – 2pm AND first Friday of each month, 10 am-2 pm. Every Saturday something good is going on in Olde Towne – come spend it with us. It’s going to be fun! 601 Court Street, side entrance.  http://www.friendsofportsmouthlibrary.org/ 


Every Saturday

S.T.E.M. Studio 

Location: The Children’s Museum of Virginia

Held every Saturday, the STEM Studio is celebrating its 2nd Anniversary this February.  Over 4,000 visitors have enjoyed our hands on activities, demonstrations, and special guests.  The STEM Studio uses STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities that are hands-on and appropriate for the entire family to do together.  The STEM Studio is included in the general admission and is open to anyone as long as space is available.  Stop by and discover for yourself what all the fun is about.  10:30 AM – 12:30 PM and 2:30 – 4:30 PM every Saturday at the Children’s Museum of Virginia.  For more information please call 757-393-5258 or visit www.childrensmuseumva.com


    Starting February 17- March 24  

    10 – 11:30 am

    Write Where You Are: A Creative Writing Workshop

    Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Art Annex

    Fridays, February 17, 24 and March 3, 10, 17 ,24

    Lisa Hartz will guide participates with cues using photos, object and ideas.  Students will share their work in a supportive and inspiring environment.  Ms. Hartz is the former Director of The Muse Writers Center in Norfolk, VA and current Director of the Seven Cities Writers Project.  The cost is $130 ($120 for members).  Call 757-393-8543 to register, deadline is 4pm on Friday, February 10. For more information please call 757-393-8543 or visit http://www.portsmouthartcenter.com/

    Every Tuesday

    10:30 am

    Preschool Storytime

    Location: Main Library (601 Court Street)


    Every Thursday

    10:30 am

    Preschool Storytime

    Locations: Manor Branch (1401 Elmhurst Lane), Churchland Branch (4934 High Street West)

    Manor Branch: 757-465-2916

    Churchland Branch: 757-686-2538

    March 13 – May 1

    Mondays: 6-9 pm

    2017 Citizens Academy

    Location: Portsmouth Police Training Unit

      The Portsmouth Police Department is proud to present the Citizen’s Police Academy.  This community oriented program is designed to provide private citizens and members of the business community with an insider’s perspective of police work. 

      Police Department instructors will cover a variety of topics such as Uniform Patrol duties, functions of the Criminal Investigations Unit, Crime Prevention and Community Policing.  Several hands-on classes will also be available to include firearms safety and traffic stop exercises.  Also, there will be classes that involve demonstrations from specialized units to include SWAT, K-9 and the Police Motor Squad. 

      The Citizens Police Academy will ultimately assist in the reduction of crime through the forging of a partnership between the community and Police Department.  This partnership is the most practical, efficient and powerful tool in the fight against crime.  Please contact Becky Jacobs, at 757-393-8088 for more information and registration forms.

    Every Thursday

    11 am

    Preschool Storytime

    Location: Cradock Branch (28 Prospect Pkwy)


    Last Tuesday of the Month, January – May

    2:45 pm

    Teen Book Group

    Location: Manor Branch Library  – 757-465-2916

    First Monday of the Month

    6:30 pm

    Portsmouth Book Club

    Location: Churchland Branch Library – 757-686-2538

    Third Tuesday of the Month

    6:30 pm

    The Mix Book Group

    Location: Churchland Branch Library – 757-686-2538

    Second and Fourth Tuesday of the Month

    6 pm

    Writers Group

    Location: Churchland Branch Library – 757-686-2538

    Second and Fourth Wednesday of the Month

    10:30 am – 4:30 am

    Veteran’s Services

    Location: Churchland Branch Library

    First and Third Wednesday of the Month

    11 am  – 3 pm

    Basic Computer Help

    Location: Main Library – 757-393-8501

    Second Tuesday of the Month

    6 pm

    Lego Club

    Location: Churchland Branch Library – 757-686-2538

    Fourth Saturday of the Month

    2 pm

    Lego Club

    Location: Main Library  – 757-393-8501

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