Jazz Concert in the Courtyard
Children's Museum of Virginia Mascot, Andalo, at Paradise Creek Nature Park
Olde Towne Antiques to Flea Market
Toddler Days @ Children's Museum of Virginia

September 2016 · Portsmouth, Virginia Events and Activities

On display
through
October 9

Exhibit: Transitions – States of War, David Keefe & Combat Papers

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Opening Reception: Friday, July 1, 2016 5 – 8PM

Transitions feature large scale paintings, drawings, and prints by New Jersey artist and Marine Corps veteran David Keefe and artwork from the Combat Paper Project NJ.  From 2002 – 2009, Keefe served in the United States Marine Corps and competed a tour of combat as an infantry scout from 200 6 – 2007.  In addition, to creating his own art, Keefe teaches university art classes and directs Combat Paper, NJ a project that works directly in communities that are affected by warfare.  The project uses papermaking to transform the soldier’s military experience.  In these workshops, veterans use their service uniforms to create paper on which they can draw, paint, print or write about their wartime experience.

On Display
through
October 9

Exhibit: “2016 Outdoor Sculpture”

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Courtyard

This annual juried sculpture exhibit, now in its 11th year, features a range of outdoor sculptures in our garden courtyard created by artists from the region and beyond.

Starting

September 3

John Lee: Stopping and Starting

Location: Tidewater Community College Visual Arts Center
Opening Reception: September 8, 2016 at 7 PM
Finding inspiration from the world around him, second generation painter John Lee (Williamsburg, VA) is able to find something interesting in the drabbest of places. In this solo exhibition, Lee recreates his perceptions into luminous, colorful and expressive interiors, still lifes, and portraits that possess rhythmic compositions, interesting color relationships, and various light sources.

Now Through

November 11 

Youth Basketball League Registration

Location: Portsmouth Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Services
Register your kid for our Youth Basketball League by November 11 (No Exceptions). Boys and Girls Ages 5 – 15 (Must be Age 5 by November 2016) are welcomed to come out and play with the League, No Registration Fee required! League play will Start December 10th, 2016 and run through February 11th, 2017. Registration will take place at Cavalier Manor, Neighborhood, & J.E. Parker Recreation Centers. For more information contact Chad Gray at 757-393-8481 Ext 4127 or grayc@portsmouthva.gov

Now Through

December 28

Adult League Basketball Registration

Location: Portsmouth Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Services
Register by December 28 to play in our Adult Basketball League. The Registration Fee is $400 and the League will play Mondays and Thursdays from January 9 – March 23. For more information contact Kelsey Holmes 757-393-8481 Ext: 4121 or holmesk@portsmouthva.gov

Thursday

September 1

6:30 -9 pm

Sunset Thursday’s at Portside: B.J. Griffin

Location: Portside

B.J. Griffin will be welcomed to the City of Portsmouth and take the Water Stage at 6:30 pm as part of the free “Sunset Thursday’s” concert series at Portside on the waterfront. All performances will take place on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm – 9pm. Come relax and enjoy great music, food and beverages, while watching the stunning sunset overlooking the Elizabeth River. There will be no rain dates, if the event is canceled due to inclement weather, it will not be rescheduled. For more information please call 757-393-5111.

Thursday

September 1

7 pm

Chris Stapleton

Location: Portsmouth Pavilion

Chris Stapleton boldly introduced himself last year with the release of his breakthrough debut album “Traveller,” that entered at No. 2 on the Billboard Country charts as one of the best-selling first weeks by a country artist all year.  Following a historic turn on the CMA Awards when Stapleton became the first Artist to win the Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of the Year, ‘Traveller” became the first album to reenter the billboard 200 all-genre album chart No. 1, where it stayed for two weeks. Doors open 7:00 pm.

For more information please call 757-393-8181 or visit http://pavilionconcerts.com

Friday

September 2

11 am – 1 pm

Clear Bottom Kayaking

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park
Join us for a guided tour of Paradise Creek Nature Parks 11-acre wetland and Paradise Creek in the regions first clear bottom kayaks and see the river life up close. Learn about the history of the park and river, the wildlife supported by this valuable habitat and more. Must be 12 years or older to participate, must be 18 or older without an adult. $40 per person/ $30 for members. Must register two days prior to the program date to patriciate. Limited spots available, please call (757) 399-7487 to register or for more information.

First Friday
September 2
5 – 8 pm

First Friday Concert featuring Modern Funk Jazz Band

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

You will love the sound of this great band. Did we mention the vocals? Did we mention the horns? Exhibits and music are free and open to the public. For more information please call 757-393-85430 or visit www.portsmouthartcenter.com.

First Friday
September 2
5 – 8 pm

Out and About: TAA Member’s Show

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Celebrate with local artists at the reception featuring new works form the Tidewater Art Alliance members, a local artist group that has a long tradition of displaying eclectic styles in an array of subjects and materials. Visitors can meet and talk with the artists about their creations. For more information please call 757-393-85430 or visit www.portsmouthartcenter.com.

Friday
September 2
6 – 9 pm

Classic Car Cruising

Location: High Street

Watch history come alive in Olde Towne. Come see a variety of antique cars restored to their original beatify or show off your own classic restoration. Come cruse or park on High Street. For more information please call 757-405-3500 or visit www.oldetowneportsmouth.com.

Saturday

September 3

8 – 10 am

Early Bird Paddle

Location: Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Take a guided kayak tour along Hoffler Creek. Enjoy the scenic views, active evening wildlife activity, and a great time on the water led by experienced Hoffler Creek volunteers. Use one of their kayaks, or bring your own. Participation is $35/non-member but only $20/HCWF members. Space is limited and registration is required. Unfortunately online registration cannot be accommodated for Summer Paddle Tours at this time. Contact us at hofflercreek@hofflercreek.org. or call us at 757.686.8684 to register today!

Saturday

September 3

10 am – 1 pm

Tidewater Art Alliance Pleine-air & Conversation

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

The Tidewater Art Alliance has a long history of exhibiting their member’s work at the museum. This members’ show will be open and free, along with the other exhibits in the museum. Several of the artists will be on hand to demonstrate and talk about their work and inspirations for creating. Exhibits and events are free and open to the public. For more information please call 757-393-8543.

Saturday

September 3

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Sunset Paddle

Location: Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Take a guided kayak tour along Hoffler Creek as the sun goes down. Enjoy the scenic views, active evening wildlife activity, and a great time on the water led by experienced Hoffler Creek volunteers. Wrap things up by catching the sunset past the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge Tunnel from the James River. Use one of their kayaks, or bring your own. Participation is $35/non-member but only $20/HCWF members. Space is limited and registration is required. Unfortunately online registration cannot be accommodated for Summer Paddle Tours at this time. Contact us at hofflercreek@hofflercreek.org. or call us at 757.686.8684 to register today!

Sunday

September 4

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Sunset Paddle

Location: Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Take a guided kayak tour along Hoffler Creek as the sun goes down. Enjoy the scenic views, active evening wildlife activity, and a great time on the water led by experienced Hoffler Creek volunteers. Wrap things up by catching the sunset past the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge Tunnel from the James River. Use one of their kayaks, or bring your own. Participation is $35/non-member but only $20/HCWF members. Space is limited and registration is required. Unfortunately online registration cannot be accommodated for Summer Paddle Tours at this time. Contact us at hofflercreek@hofflercreek.org. or call us at 757.686.8684 to register today!

Saturday

September 3

10 am – 2 pm

Olde Towne Antiques to Flea Market

Location: Middle Street Garage

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

Thursday

September 8

4 pm

The Shipyard at Gosport: The Development of America’s Oldest Shipyard

Location: Churchland Branch Library
The 2016 Friends of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum Lecture Series concludes with a “Tea an History” program. Join us for a cup of tea and hear award-winning historian and author Jon V. Quarstein speak about the history of America’s oldest shipyard, known today as Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia. It will be held in the Coleman Room of the Churchland Branch Library. Free admission and parking . For more information please call 757-393-8591.

Thursday

September 8

6:30 – 9 pm

Sunset Thursday’s at Portside: Tidewater Drive Band

Location: Portside

Tidewater Drive Band will be welcomed to the City of Portsmouth and take the Water Stage at 6:30 pm as part of the free “Sunset Thursday’s” concert series at Portside on the waterfront. All performances will take place on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm – 9pm. Come relax and enjoy great music, food and beverages, while watching the stunning sunset overlooking the Elizabeth River. There will be no rain dates, if the event is canceled due to inclement weather, it will not be rescheduled. For more information please call 757-393-5111.

Saturday

September 10

9 – 11 am

Volunteer Service Days

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park
Become a river hero. Help us clean up the park, improve plantings and learn river stewardship while you are at it. Projects vary by date. Groups please contact us in advance to schedule a private volunteer event. All ages allowed with adult supervision for those under 18. Free, but registration is required. For more information or to register please call 757-393-7487.

Saturday

September 10

8 – 10 am

Early Bird Walk

Location: Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Join local birding enthusiasts to spot local and migratory birds at Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve. Free and open to all. For more information please call 757-686-8684 or visit hofflercreek@hofflercreek.org.

Saturday

September 10

10 am – 1 pm

Volunteer Work Day

Location: Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Every bit of help goes a long way when you help maintain the trails at Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve. For more information please call 757-686-8684 or visit hofflercreek@hofflercreek.org.

Saturday

September 10

9 am – Noon

Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation Hampton Roads Chapter 10th Annual “Victory Walk”

Location: Portsmouth Pavillion

The walk will be held at Portsmouth Pavilion On-Site Registration: 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Victory Walk Start: 9:00 am Registration Fee: $25 in advance, includes free t-shirt (prior to Sept. 4) or $15 for children (5-11 years of age). For more information please visit www.vbcf.org

Saturday

September 10

Noon – 5 pm

3rd Annual Virginia Craft Beer and Wine Festival

Location: Portsmouth Pavillion

Join us for the 3RD Annual Virginia Craft Beer and Wine Festival at the Portsmouth Pavilion! The Pavilion Plaza and will feature some of the finest selections of craft breweries and wineries, all hand-picked and selected from right here in the state of Virginia. Come out and sample Craft Beer and Wine from the best Virginia Breweries and Vineyards. Tickets include unlimited sampling, a commemorative festival glass and live entertainment. Over 60 varieties of Virginia craft beers and over 25 different wines will be available for sampling.

Early Bird tickets for the Portsmouth Pavilion Virginia Craft Beer and Wine Festival are $20 while supplies last, $30 in advance and $35 the week of the event (if available). Tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations or purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available for purchase at The Pavilion Box Office (16 Crawford Circle, Portsmouth), Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. Proceeds support the Virginia Legends Walk Foundation. For more information on the Portsmouth Pavilion Virginia Craft Beer and Wine Festival, visit www.VirginiaBeerandWineFestival.com, or call 757.393.8181

Saturday

September 10

2 – 3 pm

Ranger Walk with Free Native Seeds

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park
Join our Education Ranger for a behind the scenes tour of the park in fall. Learn insider facts, get a tour of the Brand New Wetland Learning Lab and Kayak launch and get up close with our wetland wildlife. For more information please call 757-393-7487.

Sunday

September 11

2 pm

9-11 Remembrance Ceremony

Location: High Street Landing
The public is invited to join the Portsmouth family for a remembrance ceremony in honor of the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. For more information please call 757-393-5111.

September

13-16

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Toddler Days

Location: Children’s Museum of Virginia

The tourists are gone and summer campers have returned to school, making it a good time for the small ones to play in the museum. Join us for toddler friendly games that encourage motor skill growth, engaging stores and songs and all the museums exhibits. For more information please call 757-393-5258 or visit Children’s Museum of Virginia.

Wednesday

September 14

10 am – 2 pm

Portsmouth Redevelopment & Housing Authority JOB/CAREER FAIR

Location: Portsmouth Neighborhood Facilities Recreation Center

900 Elm Avenue

For more information call (757) 391-2963

Thursday

September 15

6:30 – 9 pm

Sunset Thursday’s at Portside: M.S.G. Acoustic Trio

Location: Portside

M.S.G. Acoustic Trio will be welcomed to the City of Portsmouth and take the Water Stage at 6:30 pm as part of the free “Sunset Thursday’s” concert series at Portside on the waterfront.   All performances will take place on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm – 9pm. Come relax and enjoy great music, food and beverages, while watching the stunning sunset overlooking the Elizabeth River. There will be no rain dates, if the event is canceled due to inclement weather, it will not be rescheduled.   For more information please call 757-393-5111.

Friday

September 16

10 am – 12 pm

Clear Bottom Kayaking

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park
Join us for a guided tour of Paradise Creek Nature Parks 11-acre wetland and Paradise Creek in the regions first clear bottom kayaks and see the river life up close. Learn about the history of the park and river, the wildlife supported by this valuable habitat and more. Must be 12 years or older to participate, must be 18 or older without an adult. $40 per person/ $30 for members. Must register two days prior to the program date to patriciate. Limited spots available, please call (757) 399-7487 to register or for more information.

Friday

September 16

8 pm

Alabama Shake with Corinne Bailey Rae

Location: Portsmouth Pavilion

Alabama Shakes is an American blues rock band formed in Athens, Alabama in 2009. The band is lead singer and guitarist Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, and drummer Steve Johnson. They began their career touring and performing at bars and clubs around the Southeast for two years while honing their sound and writing music.

Alabama Shakes recorded their debut album, “Boys & Girls,” independently in Nashville while still unsigned. In 2012 the album had a hit single, “Hold On,” and was nominated for three Grammy Awards.

After a long touring cycle, Alabama Shakes recorded their second record, “Sound & Color,” which was released in 2015 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The record’s lead single, “Don’t Wanna Fight,” was a No. 2 hit on the Adult Alternative Songs chart. The album earned four Grammy Awards, including Best Alternative Music Album.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, April 29

For more information please call 757-393-8181 or visit http://pavilionconcerts.com

Friday

September 16

10 pm – 1 am

Nighthawk Basketball

Location: Cavalier Manor Recreation Center, 404 Viking Street, Portsmouth, Va 23701

Come on out every Friday and Saturday through November 19th to Cavalier Manor recreation center for pick-up basketball games.  Ages 18 – 27, no registration, IDs or fees are required. Vendor stations will be provided for career advancement discussion.  For more information call 757-558-2805.

Saturday

September 17

10 am – Noon

Farm-to-Table Tastings

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Courtyard

In addition to purchasing fresh vegetables, fruit, eggs and more at the Olde Towne Farmer’s Market, visitors may join us in the courtyard to sample new tastes and explore ways of preparing familiar and unfamiliar vegetables and fruit prepared by special guest chefs.  This is sure to please and answer questions on what to do with some of the  market’s great offerings.  May features special guest Nicolas Hagen, chef and owner HomeGrown Pizza.

For more information please call 757-393-8543 or visit www.portsmouthartcenter.com.

Saturday

September 17

1:30 pm

Exhibit Tours

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center & Art Annex

Join us for exhibit tours and insights into the artwork and exhibits: Portraits as a Narrative, TRANSITIONS: States of War and Out & About: TAA. For more information, call 757-393-8543 or visit www.portsmouthartcenter.com

For more information please call 757-393-8543 or visit www.portsmouthartcenter.com.

Saturday

September 17

10 am – 1 pm

Law Enforcement Proactive Day

Location: Portsmouth Kroger Marketplace

Members of the Portsmouth Police Department, Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police H.E.A.T. team, and the Portsmouth Fire Department will be on hand to answer questions about preventing crime, preventing fires, checking the installation of car safety seats, providing V.I.N. etching, providing Ident-A-Kid services, and so much more. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call the Public Information Office at (757) 393-8257.

Saturday

September 17

5:15 – 7:15 pm

Sunset Paddle

Location: Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Take a guided kayak tour along Hoffler Creek as the sun goes down. Enjoy the scenic views, active evening wildlife activity, and a great time on the water led by experienced Hoffler Creek volunteers. Wrap things up by catching the sunset past the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge Tunnel from the James River. Use one of their kayaks, or bring your own. Participation is $35/non-member but only $20/HCWF members. Space is limited and registration is required. Unfortunately online registration cannot be accommodated for Summer Paddle Tours at this time. Contact us at hofflercreek@hofflercreek.org. or call us at 757.686.8684 to register today!

Saturday

September 17

7:30 – 9:30 pm

Full Moon Paddle

Location: Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Join Hoffler Creek for the Full Moon paddle. We’ll spend some time paddling on Lake Ballard under the light of a summer full moon before returning to the fire pit behind our headquarters for s’mores fireside and a cold drink, if you will. Learn a little bit about the preserve by sticking around one of our experienced kayak volunteers or explore on your own for a more intimate experience. Use one of their kayaks, or bring your own. Participation is $35/non-member but only $20/HCWF members. Space is limited and registration is required. Unfortunately online registration cannot be accommodated for Summer Paddle Tours at this time. Contact us at hofflercreek@hofflercreek.org. or call us at 757.686.8684 to register today!

Saturday

September 17

10 pm – 1 am

Nighthawk Basketball

Location: Cavalier Manor Recreation Center, 404 Viking Street, Portsmouth, Va 23701

Come on out every Friday and Saturday through November 19th to Cavalier Manor recreation center for pick-up basketball games.  Ages 18 – 27, no registration, IDs or fees are required. Vendor stations will be provided for career advancement discussion.  For more information call 757-558-2805.

Monday

September 19

10 am

Ribbon Cutting, City Park Fishing Pier

Location: CPL J.M. Williams Avenue

Monday

September 19

7 pm

Portsmouth City Council Community Meeting

Location: Woodrow Wilson High School Auditorium
Portsmouth citizens are our most valuable resource. City Council Community Meetings are scheduled twice a year and serve as another forum for listening to the citizens. For more information please call 757-393-8639.

Tuesday

September 20

11 – 12 pm

“Tech Talk” Tuesdays: Email for Beginners

Location: Churchland Branch Library
Introducing a new once-a-month technology training class entitled “Tech Talk Tuesday” Email for beginners will cover the following topics: creating a personal email account, composing emails, sending emails, attaching documents, and more. Registration is required by visiting the circulation desk, or by calling 757-686-2538.

Wednesday

September 21

6 – 7:30 pm

College & Career Info Night

Location: Churchland Branch Library
Are you ready? Do you have questions? Get your answers to the application process, academic programs, continuing education, professional certifications, financial aid, and much more. This program is brought to you by the Portsmouth Public Library and Tidewater Community College Portsmouth Campus. For more information please call 757-686-2538.

September

21-22

8th Annual Women in Public Service Conference

Location: Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel and Conference Center

“Building Bridges for Excellence”. The Women in Public Service is a great experience for both men and women in public service to come out and enjoy fellowship, educational enhancement and networking opportunities. Fire & rescue, law enforcement, and other public service personnel at all levels – administrative and uniformed, men and women. Learn about the challenges, in particular, faced by women in public service and their real world solutions. Take advantage of the “early bird savings” July 15 – August 15. For more information visit www.pfresva.com.

Thursday

September 22

6:30 – 9 pm

Sunset Thursday’s at Portside: Vinnie Knight & The Blue Riders

Location: Portside

Vinnie Knight & the Blue Riders will be welcomed to the City of Portsmouth and take the Water Stage at 6:30 pm as part of the free “Sunset Thursday’s” concert series at Portside on the waterfront. All performances will take place on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm – 9pm. Come relax and enjoy great music, food and beverages, while watching the stunning sunset overlooking the Elizabeth River. There will be no rain dates, if the event is canceled due to inclement weather, it will not be rescheduled. For more information please call 757-393-5111.

Friday

September 23

2 – 4 pm

Volunteer Service Days

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park
Become a river hero. Help us clean up the park, improve plantings and learn river stewardship while you are at it. Projects vary by date. Groups please contact us in advance to schedule a private volunteer event. All ages allowed with adult supervision for those under 18. Free, but registration is required. For more information or to register please call 757-393-7487.

Friday

September 23

10 pm – 1 am

Nighthawk Basketball

Location: Cavalier Manor Recreation Center, 404 Viking Street, Portsmouth, Va 23701

Come on out every Friday and Saturday through November 19th to Cavalier Manor recreation center for pick-up basketball games.  Ages 18 – 27, no registration, IDs or fees are required. Vendor stations will be provided for career advancement discussion.  For more information call 757-558-2805.

Saturday

September 24

9 – 11 am

Volunteer Service Days

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park
Become a river hero. Help us clean up the park, improve plantings and learn river stewardship while you are at it. Projects vary by date. Groups please contact us in advance to schedule a private volunteer event. All ages allowed with adult supervision for those under 18. Free, but registration is required. For more information or to register please call 757-393-7487.

Saturday

September 24

10 am

69th Annual Fish Bowl Classic Parade

Location: Olde Towne Portsmouth

Produced by Arabia Temple No. 12. For entry or additional information, call Clayton Reid at (757) 761-4455
Parade Route: Begins at I.C. Norcom and proceeds downtown High Street to High Street Landing

Saturday

September 24

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Next Level Up

Location: Churchland Branch Library
A support group for parents, teenagers, and young adults who are living with Asperger’s and high-functioning autism. For more information please call 757-686-2538.

Saturday

September 24

2 – 4 pm

Ranger Station

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park
Stop by our Ranger station located at the brand new Dominion Wetland Learning Lab. We will be catching fish, crab, and shrimp in the wetland, spying on birds with binoculars and identifying flowering plants and trees. Come anytime during the time listed for free hands on fun for all age. Free, no registration required. For more information please call 757-393-7487.

Saturday

September 24

10 pm – 1 am

Nighthawk Basketball

Location: Cavalier Manor Recreation Center, 404 Viking Street, Portsmouth, Va 23701

Come on out every Friday and Saturday through November 19th to Cavalier Manor recreation center for pick-up basketball games.  Ages 18 – 27, no registration, IDs or fees are required. Vendor stations will be provided for career advancement discussion.  For more information call 757-558-2805.

Saturday

September 24

10 am – 5 pm

Smithsonian Day Live! at the Portsmouth Museums

Location: The Children’s Museum of Virginia and The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

The Children’s Museum of Virginia and The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center are participating in the Smithsonian Magazine’s twelfth annual Museum Day Live! A nationwide event, Museum Day Live!, offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues for one day only. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. Must have a valid I.D.

The Museum Day Live! ticket is available to download at Smithsonian.com/museumday and must be presented for admission.

Sunday

September 25

1 pm – 2:30 pm

Punt Pass & Kick

Location: Woodrow Wilson High School

For no charge, Boys and Girls Ages 6-15 are eligible to participate in the NFL-sanctioned PUNT, PASS & KICK competition. Local winners will advance to Sectionals, the next level of the national competition.

Get competition information and register early at www.nflppk.com or onsite September 25. Registration REQUIRES PROOF OF AGE (birth certificate or baptismal record)

Email Rob Wilber (pscppk@gmail.com) with questions.

Wednesday

September 28

6 pm

Chief’s Forum (Police NEAT Office)

Location: Police NEAT Office (5758 Churchland Blvd)

Portsmouth Police Chief Tonya Chapman will host a Chief’s Forum meeting this month. The goal of this forum is to engage our citizens by providing department updates, and by receiving concerns from those in attendance. The Chief’s Forum meetings will be held at different locations throughout the city each month to encourage more citizens to attend and become involved. Remember, together we will help build the “New Portsmouth”. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call the Public Information Office at (757) 393-8257.

Thursday

September 29

6:30pm – 9 pm

The LAST BLAST – Sunset Thursday at Portside Block Party

Location: Portside

Dancing • Line Dancing • LIVE DJ

Friday

September 30

5:30 pm

LaShawn Merritt Day Parade

Location: Godwin Blvd. – I.C. Norcom
Join the City of Portsmouth as we welcome home Olympic Medalist LaShawn Merritt. Parade lines up at 5pm.  The parade will begin at Godwin Blvd.: make a right onto High Street and end at I.C. Norcom High School, Joe G Langston Stadium.  This event is free and open to all.  For more information please call 757-393-5143.

Friday

September 30

7 pm

I.C. Norcom Vs. Woodrow Wilson

Location: I.C Norcom High School’s Joe G. Langston Stadium
Admission to the game is not free; therefore, the public is encouraged to purchase tickets at the stadium.

Friday

September 30

8 pm

Key to the City Presentation: LaShawn Merritt

Location: I.C Norcom High School’s Joe G. Langston Stadium

Join the Honorable Kenneth I.  Wright, Mayor present to Olympic Medalist and hometown hero, LaShawn Merritt, a Mayoral Proclamation and a Key to the City on the 50 yard line during the half time festivities.  Please note, admission to the football game is not free; therefore the public is encourage to purchase tickets at the football stadium.  For more information call 757-393-5143.

Friday

September 30

7:30 pm

Portsmouth Community Concerts Presents: Birth of the Beat The “Routes” of American Music

Location: Willett Hall

Birth of the Beat takes you on a musical journey of song and dance that showcases the sounds that made American music what it is today. Produced by Mat Davenport Productions, the producer of American Rhapsody, Live from Nashville, and the Wizard of Song; Birth of the Beat follow the “routes” of American Music, from New York City to Hollywood.

A fully staged theatrical production, Birth of the Beat features a versatile cast of eight outstanding singers, dances and actors, stunning sets and authentically styled costumes. At each stop along the musical journey across America, the audience will experience and celebrate the musical style for which each area is renowned.

From the show stopping sounds of Broadway to the record label that put Detroit on the map for music….Motown! To the Country sounds of “Music City” (Nashville) to the “Big Easy” (New Orleans) with its historical, vibrant sounds of jazz. Then travel through the gritty, jazzy Chi-Town and Hot Miami; to the “Birth of the Blues” in St. Louis and experience all the glitter and glamour of Viva Las Vegas. Finally, we arrive in Tinsel Town, the movie capitol of the world. And we top it off with a salute to the land where all of the great music originated, featuring a musical medley of America’s greatest, classic anthems. For more information please call 757-686-5447 or visit www.portsmouthcommunityconcerts.com.

Friday

September 30

10 pm – 1 am

Nighthawk Basketball

Location: Cavalier Manor Recreation Center, 404 Viking Street, Portsmouth, Va 23701

Come on out every Friday and Saturday through November 19th to Cavalier Manor recreation center for pick-up basketball games.  Ages 18 – 27, no registration, IDs or fees are required. Vendor stations will be provided for career advancement discussion.  For more information call 757-558-2805.

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