September 2018

September 1, 2018
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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

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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

    September 1, 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"

    September 1, 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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    Olde Towne Antiques to Flea Market

    September 1, 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/

September 2, 2018
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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

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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"

    September 2, 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

September 3, 2018
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    Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

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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.  

     

September 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.  

     

September 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.  

     

September 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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    Sunset Thursdays: Forte Jazz

    September 6, 2018  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    High Street Landing, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    This is a free concert series of summer shows. All performances will take place on Thursday evening at 6:30 pm. 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 cancelled due to inclement weather, it will not be rescheduled. For more information please call 393-5111.

September 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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    FIRST FRIDAY: OPENING RECEPTION & CONCERT IN THE COURTYARD - Less Cowbell

    September 7, 2018  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center


    Join us for this Opening Reception of To Have & Behold.  This exhibit will feature contemporary art quilts created by the 5440 Quilters Guild of Virginia. Light refreshments will be served and classic rock band Less Cowbell (formerlyMore Cowbell) will provide a concert for the occasion with its seven band members, including one of Portsmouth’sFirst Citizens, Don Comer.  This event is sponsored by the Portsmouth Partnership, TowneBank, the Portsmouth Economic DevelopmentAuthority, and the Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority.  

    For information call 757 393-8543 or go online to www.portsmouthartcenter.com



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    Friday Night Mixers

    September 7, 2018  5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Bide-A-Wee Golf Course, 1 Bide-A-Wee Ln, Portsmouth, VA 23701, USA

    5:30 pm Shotgun Start

    Cost: $20 per person includes golf, cart & prizes!

    Nine hole 4-person Captain’s Choice – No handicaps needed! Call each week to sign up your 4-person team or have our Pro Shop staff place you with a FUN group! 393-8600

September 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.  

     

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    Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market

    September 8, 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: Free Admission to Exhibits

    September 8, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Enjoy Quilting Demonstrations by members of 54-40African American Quilters Guild of Virginia. 

                           

    Thisexhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters guild,founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting traditionto new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes onNegro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.

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    Kayak Sunset Paddle

    September 8, 2018  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Paradise Creek Nature Park, 1141 Victory Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23702, USA

    Join the non-profit Elizabeth River Project for a guided paddle through the largest restored wetland in Virginia that’s open to the public for paddling. We provide the clear-bottomed kayaks, paddles, life jackets and tour guide. You learn the history and ecology of Paradise Creek Nature Park. No experience necessary. Cost: $40 per person/$30 members of Elizabeth River Project.

September 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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    Special Day for Special Needs

    September 9, 2018  9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    9 am – 11 am
    Join us for an opportunity for children with special needs and their families to enjoy museum exploration with a reduced number of visitors. We’ll open our doors early for you, adapt some of the exhibits and have quiet space available. Admission is $5 per person with one caretaker admitted for free.

September 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.  

     

September 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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    Toddler Days

    September 11, 2018  9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The schools are back in swing and the older kids 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 stories and songs, special guests, and all the museum’s exhibits.

September 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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    Toddler Days

    September 12, 2018  9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The schools are back in swing and the older kids 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 stories and songs, special guests, and all the museum’s exhibits.

September 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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    Toddler Days

    September 13, 2018  9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The schools are back in swing and the older kids 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 stories and songs, special guests, and all the museum’s exhibits.

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    The Friends of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum Lecture Series: Portsmouth & World War I

    September 13, 2018  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Churchland Branch Library

    Diane Cripps, Curator of History, Portsmouth Museums
    Coleman Room

September 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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    Toddler Days

    September 14, 2018  9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The schools are back in swing and the older kids 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 stories and songs, special guests, and all the museum’s exhibits.

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    Friday Night Mixers

    September 14, 2018  5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Bide-A-Wee Golf Course, 1 Bide-A-Wee Ln, Portsmouth, VA 23701, USA

    5:30 pm Shotgun Start

    Cost: $20 per person includes golf, cart & prizes!

    Nine hole 4-person Captain’s Choice – No handicaps needed! Call each week to sign up your 4-person team or have our Pro Shop staff place you with a FUN group! 393-8600

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    BIKE-IN MOVIE NIGHT AT PORTSMOUTH HIGH STREET LANDING FLAGPOLE

    September 14, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    High Street Landing , Portsmouth, VA

    Free Featured Movie:
    The Karate Kid (1984

    For More Information Call,
    Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Services at 757-393-8481

September 15, 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

    September 15, 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

    September 15, 2018  9:30 am - 11:00 am
    Children's Museum of Virginia

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


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


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    Smorgasbord Saturdays for ages 3-5

    September 15, 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.

September 16, 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.  

     

September 17, 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.  

     

September 18, 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.  

     

September 19, 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.  

     

September 20, 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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    Women in Public Service Conference

    September 20, 2018  8:00 am - September 21, 2018  4:00 pm
    Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, 425 Water St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    The 10th Annual Women in Public Service Conference will be held September 20-21. Its purpose is to provide a venue for public service individuals to participate, learn, network and share personal and professional experiences. The conference is in its tenth year of promoting excellence in leadership among women and men. The focus is primarily toward women in public service but the training offers insight to everyone. We are committed to educating, training and encouraging all personnel within the public service sector. All public service professionals are invited to be a part of this event. The scope of training includes topics such as women in public service, leadership, promotion, bullying, conflict resolution, workplace law, diversity and inclusion, real-time case studies, open forum settings, shared experiences, and networking activities.

September 21, 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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    Women in Public Service Conference

    September 20, 2018  8:00 am - September 21, 2018  4:00 pm
    Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, 425 Water St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    The 10th Annual Women in Public Service Conference will be held September 20-21. Its purpose is to provide a venue for public service individuals to participate, learn, network and share personal and professional experiences. The conference is in its tenth year of promoting excellence in leadership among women and men. The focus is primarily toward women in public service but the training offers insight to everyone. We are committed to educating, training and encouraging all personnel within the public service sector. All public service professionals are invited to be a part of this event. The scope of training includes topics such as women in public service, leadership, promotion, bullying, conflict resolution, workplace law, diversity and inclusion, real-time case studies, open forum settings, shared experiences, and networking activities.

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    Friday Night Mixers

    September 21, 2018  5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Bide-A-Wee Golf Course, 1 Bide-A-Wee Ln, Portsmouth, VA 23701, USA

    5:30 pm Shotgun Start
    Cost: $20 per person includes golf, cart & prizes!
    Nine hole 4-person Captain’s Choice – No handicaps needed! Call each week to sign up your 4-person team or have our Pro Shop staff place you with a FUN group! 393-8600

September 22, 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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    Kayaking at Paradise Creek Nature Park

    September 22, 2018  9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Paradise Creek Nature Park

    Join the non-profit Elizabeth River Project for a guided paddle through the largest restored wetland in Virginia that’s open to the public for paddling. We provide the clear-bottomed kayaks, paddles, life jackets and tour guide. You learn the history and ecology of Paradise Creek Nature Park. No experience necessary.

    Registration required at least two business days prior. Cost: $40 per person/$30 members of Elizabeth River Project. Contact Kat: (757)-392-7132, kfish@elizabethriver.org

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    Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market

    September 22, 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

    September 22, 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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    71st Annual Fish Bowl Classic

    September 22, 2018  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    High Street Landing, Portsmouth, VA 23704

    Arabia Temple No. 12 will host the 71st Annual Fish Bowl Classic including the parade and the Battle of the Bands, Saturday, September 22. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at High Street Landing. The processional will head to I.C. Norcom High School. The Battle of the Bands begins at 12:30 p.m. and will be held at Norcom's stadium. Admission is just $8. For more information, call 757-761-4455.

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    River Yoga

    September 22, 2018  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Paradise Creek Nature Park

    Find your balance when you practice hatha yoga in our nature park. Taught by Robin Dunbar, Deputy Director – Education, the Elizabeth River Project. Robin is a certified yoga fit instructor who also teaches at area YMCAs when she is not educating children to help restore the Elizabeth River. Gather at the Fred W. Beazley River Academy. Outside when weather permits. Playlist of river music. Please bring your own mat.

    This event is FREE but registration is required: (757)-392-7132, rdunbar@elizabethriver.org. Presented by the non-profit Elizabeth River Project. Donations welcome to keep river education and restoration growing: elizabethriver.org.

September 23, 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.  

     

September 24, 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.  

     

September 25, 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.  

     

September 26, 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.  

     

September 27, 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.  

     

September 28, 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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    Homeschool Day

    September 28, 2018  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

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    Friday Night Mixers

    September 28, 2018  5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Bide-A-Wee Golf Course, 1 Bide-A-Wee Ln, Portsmouth, VA 23701, USA

    5:30 pm Shotgun Start
    Cost: $20 per person includes golf, cart & prizes!
    Nine hole 4-person Captain’s Choice – No handicaps needed! Call each week to sign up your 4-person team or have our Pro Shop staff place you with a FUN group! 393-8600

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    Portsmouth Community Concerts

    September 28, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Churchland High School, 4301 Cedar Ln, Portsmouth, VA 23703, USA

    Opening its 80th season, Portsmouth Community Concerts Inc. presents Derik Nelson & Family in concert Friday, September 28, at 7:30 p.m. at Churchland High School Auditorium, 4301 Cedar Lane. The hi-tech musical family group with siblings Derik, Riana, and Dalten, combines their vocal harmonies with the latest in audio-video technology to take audiences on an aural and visual journey through time, space, an impressive array of landscapes, weather conditions, and musical “settings.” Single tickets for Derik Nelson & Family, 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.

    For an adult subscription at $85 for the 2018-2019 season, mail to: Portsmouth Community Concerts, Inc., P.O. Box 6361, Portsmouth, VA 23703-0361 or visit www.portsmouthcommunityconcerts.com.

September 29, 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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    The Great Migration Bird Walk

    September 29, 2018  8:00 am - 10:00 am
    Paradise Creek Nature Park

    More than 150 species of birds have been spotted at Paradise Creek Nature Park – neck and neck with the Great Dismal Swamp! Join local birder David Gibson on a tour of the park and birds visiting during the fall migration. Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. All skill levels welcome.

    This event is FREE but registration is required: (757)-392-7132, rdunbar@elizabethriver.org. Presented by the non-profit Elizabeth River Project. Donations welcome to keep river education and restoration growing: elizabethriver.org.

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    Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market

    September 29, 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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    River Yoga

    September 29, 2018  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Paradise Creek Nature Park

    Find your balance when you practice hatha yoga in our nature park. Taught by Robin Dunbar, Deputy Director – Education, the Elizabeth River Project. Robin is a certified yoga fit instructor who also teaches at area YMCAs when she is not educating children to help restore the Elizabeth River. Gather at the Fred W. Beazley River Academy. Outside when weather permits. Playlist of river music. Please bring your own mat.

    This event is FREE but registration is required: (757)-392-7132, rdunbar@elizabethriver.org. Presented by the non-profit Elizabeth River Project. Donations welcome to keep river education and restoration growing: elizabethriver.org.

September 30, 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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    Sunday FUNday!

    September 30, 2018  11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Everyone can enjoy $5.00 per person admission during Sunday FUNday!

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