September Events

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Golden Jubilee Sumi-e Society of America Exhibit

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Olde Towne Farmer's Market - Every Saturday

9 AM – 1 PM - Historic district market with locally and organically grown veggies, fruits, nut, herbs, beef, chicken, eggs, seafood, artisanal breads, scones, pastries, cakes, pies, jams, jellies, salsas, fresh, dried and silk flowers, soaps, lotions, pottery, arts/crafts. Just outside the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center courtyard at Court and High Streets. Visit the Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market website for more details

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Civil War Tours with Private James Cook

7:30 PM - Monday & Wednesday
September: 2, 4, 8, 11, 16, 18, 23, 15

Union occupation of Portsmouth during the Civil War is the focus of this walking tour lead by Private James Cook.

• All tours leave from the Renaissance Hotel, 425 Water Street, Portsmouth
• 60-75 minutes depending of the size of the group
• $10.00 / Two for $15.00 fee paid at the tour
• Groups of five or more may book a tour any day or time throughout the year with advance reservations.
• Advance ticket sales and credit cards available at:
   The Coffee Shoppe, 300 High Street
   Skipjack Nautical Wares and Marine Gallery, 1 High Street (on the waterfront)

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Olde Towne Living History Tours with Colonel Wm. Crawford

7:30 PM - Thursday & Saturday
September: 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28

Join Portsmouth's founder, Colonel William Crawford, for a stroll through four centuries of maritime history in the home of America's first and largest shipyard.  Hear tales of early growth and expansion, British occupation during the Revolutionary War and War of 1812 and Union occupation during the Civil War as you pass one of the largest collections of historic homes on the Eastern Seaboard.

• All tours leave from the Renaissance Hotel, 425 Water Street, Portsmouth
• 60-75 minutes depending of the size of the group
• $10.00 / Two for $15.00 fee paid at the tour
• Groups of five or more may book a tour any day or time throughout the year with advance reservations.
• Advance ticket sales and credit cards available at:
   The Coffee Shoppe, 300 High Street
   Skipjack Nautical Wares and Marine Gallery, 1 High Street (on the waterfront)

Colonel Wm. Crawford website

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In Motion: Action Paintings by Gloria Coker

Gloria Coker never planned an art career--too much insecurity. Then after four years of taking classes while raising two children, Gloria received her M.Ed in Counseling at William and Mary and immediately joined the staff of the Daily Press as a news illustrator and courtroom artist. Her series of paintings of important women began and ended when she asked JoAnn Falletta to be a subject for a series and instead wound up producing art for four year for the Virginia Symphony and Buffalo Philharmonic. Thus began a continuing series involving music. Later, she included paintings of dance. And now she turns her attention to abstract landscapes that often have hidden figures.

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum (757) 393-8031

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Outdoor Sculpture

Open through October 13 - Visit the garden setting to relax and enjoy the seventh year of this outdoor exhibit.

Presented by the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center (formerly the Courthouse Galleries) Corner of High & Court St. | 393-8543

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The Chrysler Museum Comes to Portsmouth

Through November 5

During the Chrysler's closure for expansion, the VAC will present four collections of work from the Norfolk, Virginia museum. Large-scale 19th-century European oil paintings, including The Neophyte, Gustave Doré; La Desserte, Étienne Prosper Berne-Bellecour; and Lunatique à Etretat, Hugues Merle, will provide an interesting range of subjects. Complementing them are several bronze sculptures including Ugolino and His Sons, Jean Baptiste Carpeaux, and Lion Crushing a Serpent, Antoine Louis Barye. Many of these works previously belonged to Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., whose donations made the institution one of the major art museums in the southeastern United States.

Twenty mixed media prints by Scottish artist Eduardo Paolozzi will feature vintage, often humorous, designs from the late 1940s to the early 1950s. Additional works by American artists Robert Rauschenberg, Man Ray and Nam June Paik provide two and three-dimensional examples that exemplify the variant approaches of the contemporary age.

The TCC VAC is located at 340 High Street, Olde Towne Portsmouth. Galleries are open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily and are free and open to the public. For further information call (757) 822-1888 or go to the Center's website.

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Game Day:
The Tradition & Excitement of College Football

Through October 31 -  Virginians in the Spotlight rotating exhibit featuring great college football players and coaches.

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum (757) 393-8031

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Hoffler Creek Sunset Kayak Tour

5:30 - 7:30 PM - Enjoy a guided kayak tour of Hoffler Creek at Sunset.

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

First Weekend in Olde Towne Portsmouth

Held the first Friday through Sunday of each month, Olde Towne Portsmouth's business community opens its doors along High Street between Effingham Street and the riverfront. Events and activities include Arts to Antiques Flea Market, free museum admission, exhibit openings and art afternoons, and a lot more. Sponsored by the Olde Towne Business Association | 757-397-7173

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Friends of the Library Book Sale

Noon - 6 PM- basement of the Main Library, 601 Court Street

6Concert In the Courtyard - Free Music Series

5 - 8 PM - Enjoy music in the courtyard from More Cowbell.

Presented by the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center (formerly the Courthouse Galleries) and PortsEvents | Corner of High & Court St. | 393-8543

6High Street Family Entertainment

5 - 8 PM - Enjoy live, interactive, and FREE entertainment: 

• In front of Children’s Museum - Music Act: Billy Joe Trio
• In front of Sports Hall of Fame- Novelty Act: Juggler
• In front of Mannino’s - Face Paint
• Roving Entertainment along high street - Two Stilt Walkers

6Opening Reception: The Painter's Journey &
Golden Jubilee Sumi-e Society of America

5 - 8 PM - Presented by the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center (formerly the Courthouse Galleries) | Corner of High & Court St. | 393-8543

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Friends of the Library Book Sale

10 AM - 4 PM - basement of the Main Library, 601 Court Street

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Portsmouth Then & Now

10AM - 5 PM - Learn how Portsmouth has changed over time through puzzles, crafts, games, and the real stories from citizens past.   Free admission.

Presented by the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum and Lightship Portsmouth Museum | 757-393-8591 | www.portsmouthnavalshipyardmuseum.com

7Art Activities and Demonstrations

10 AM - 5 PM - Golden Opportunity: Opening Art Exhibits of Paintings with Art Activities and Demonstrations. FREE

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center | Corner of High & Court St. | 393-8543

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High Street Family Entertainment

5 - 8 PM - Enjoy live, interactive, and FREE entertainment: 

• In front of Children’s Museum - Music Act: Stan Hampton
• In front of Sports Hall of Fame - Novelty Act: Magician
• In front of Mannino’s -  Caricaturist
• Roving Entertainment along high street - Cirque Mime Troupe

8First Sunday Breakfast, Brunch, or Lunch

Call your favorite restaurant for details.
Click here for a list of downtown area retaurants

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Twine Memorial golf Tournament

Bide-A-Wee Golf Course
1 Bide-A-Wee Dr. Portsmouth, VA 23701
757-393-8600

www.bideaweegolf.com

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Fall Yoga Series

8 - 9:15 AM - September is national yoga month.  Join Kirsten Havlerson, RYT 200, for relaxing, rejuvenating yoga in nature. 

Bats of the World

10 AM - Join Denis Tomlinson of Bat World Sanctuaries to learn all about bats.  Great program for kids and adults a like. 

Kayak Lesson

10 - 11 AM - New to kayaking? Come learn to paddle and navigate Hoffler Creek by kayak. 

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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Golden Jubilee Sumi-e Society of America

Through October 20, 2013 - This fifty year celebration of the Sumi-e Society features over 120 works in painting and calligraphy from across the nation. Presented by the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center (formerly the Courthouse Galleries) Corner of High & Court St. | 393-8543

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Portsmouth Book Group

6:30 - 7:45 pm Are you a voracious reader who loves to talk about books? Come join the Portsmouth Book Group! Our book selections are eclectic, so we hope to attract a wide variety of readers. Try us out and share the titles you would like to discuss.

Churchland Library - For more information, please call 757-393-8759

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Portsmouth City Council Meeting

Public Work Session

6 PM - City Hall Building, 801 Crawford Street

City of Portsmouth | 757-393-8639

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Portsmouth City Council Meeting

Public Work Session - 5 PM

Regular City Council Meeting - 7 PM

City Hall Building, 801 Crawford Street

City of Portsmouth | 757-393-8639

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Writers Group

6 - 7:45 pm - Meets at the Churchland Library on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.

Churchland Library - For more information, please call 757-393-8759

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911 A Day of Service & Remembrance

11am to 1pm - Portsmouth City Park - Bring a can good to support our local pantries (EDMARC & Wesley Community Center) and help us clean the park. We will do this in memory of all the 911 victims and their families.

Please call Vickie Rossy at 575-7680 to verify your participation

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6th Annual Heroes Blood Drive

10 am - 3 pm - Sponsored by the Portsmouth Police Department and Portsmouth Fire Department. Event located at 309 Columbia Street at the Police Training Unit.

To schedule and appointment call Christie Saunders at 393-8752 ext. 10 or visit redcrossblood.org Sponsor Code PortsmouthPD

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Back On Broadway

7:30 PM - Your favorite moments from musicals all in one performance. Exciting, impressive, touching, wildly entertaining, fresh, fun and funny are just some of the things people are already saying about Back on Broadway. This all new show by Matt Davenport Productions delivers an exciting evening of non-stop show stoppers! The multi-talented cast of ten brings to life the most popular scenes and songs from the new Broadway classics as they learn “How to Succeed on Broadway!” Dazzling costumes, colorful and quirky scenery and an orchestral sound accompanies the triple-threat performers in full production numbers from shows like The Producers, Ragtime, Legally Blonde, Mary Poppins, Avenue Q, Jersey Boys, 9 to 5, The Addams Family, Mama Mia and more!

Presented by Portsmouth Community Concerts

Willett Hall - 3701 Willett Drive | (757) 393-5144

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Tour U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle

Docked at the Portsmouth Waterfront, High Street Landing

Arrives: Friday, 13 Sept: 1000 (10 a.m.)
Tours: Friday, 13 Sept: 1300-1700 (1 - 5 p.m.)
Saturday, 14 Sept: 1000-1900 (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
Sunday, 15 Sept: 1100-1530 (11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

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Fall Yoga Series

8 - 9:15 AM - September is national yoga month.  Join Kirsten Havlerson, RYT 200, for relaxing, rejuvenating yoga in nature. 

Early Bird Walk

8 - 10:30 AM - Stroll around Lake Ballard with local bird experts to identify fall migrants and year-round residents.  

Volunteer Work Day

10 AM – 1 PM - Join us to maintain the trails and facilities at Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve.

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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Hill House Open House Weekend

1-4 PM - Join the Hill House Museum as they participate in the statewide Historic Homes Open House Weekend!

Admission is FREE. Check out this link for more information.

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James Chisholm Celebration

Hosted by St. John's Church - a community celebration for James Chisholm, first rector of this parish (1850-1855), who has been added to the Episcopal Church's calendar of saints for giving his life in service of others during the 1855 Yellow Fever Epidemic.

Saturday, 9/14
3:30pm Free Olde Towne Tour with Colonel Crawford as he shares early history of Portsmouth through the lives and houses of some of St. John's its founders. Sign up here.

Early afternoon Free Yellow Fever Olde Towne Tour: Visit the sites and stories to go behind the scenes and experience the personal tragedy of the Yellow Fever epidemic in Norfolk and Portsmouth. Sign up here.

Free Tour of the Original Naval Hospital Building: as of press time, the Navy is still working out logistics. Look for more information in worship on Sunday!

Sunday, 9/15
8, 9 and 11 am @ St. John's Church: Celebrate James Chisholm's saint day in worship as Fr. Derek (our 16th and current rector) welcomes back Fr. Brian Hobden (14th Rector; 1988-1997) as guest preacher.

3 pm @ Cedar Grove Cemetery: Join members of the wider Portsmouth community in Cedar Grove Cemetery as we dedicate a new bronze plaque at his grave and enjoy some light refreshments.

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Teacher Open House

Teachers FREE | Teachers can learn about our education programs and what we can offer their students.  

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum (757) 393-8031

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Flag Dedication

2 PM - Join the Hoffler Creek Wildlife Foundation and Portsmouth Flag Associates to dedicate the new flag pole and flag. 

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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Portsmouth City Council Meeting

Community Meeting

7 PM - Woodrow Wilson High School

Guide for Council Meeting Speakers

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Family Movie Night

6:00 PM - Enjoy a night out and bring your family to watch a movie on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. 

Churchland Library - For more information, please call 757-686-2538

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Annual Fishbowl Classic ( Norfolk State University)

Bide-A-Wee Golf Course
1 Bide-A-Wee Dr. Portsmouth, VA 23701
757-393-8600

www.bideaweegolf.com

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High Street Family Entertainment

5 - 8 PM - Enjoy live, interactive, and FREE entertainment: 

• In front of Children’s Museum - Novelty Act: Hula Hoop and Poi Group
• High Street Landing- Music Act: Mike Binetti
• 600 Block (between Way Back Yonder and Mannino’s) - Face Painting/Balloon Artist
• Roving Entertainment - Stilt Walkers

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Fall Yoga Series

8 - 9:15 AM - September is national yoga month.  Join Kirsten Havlerson, RYT 200, for relaxing, rejuvenating yoga in nature. 

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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66th Annual Fish Bowl Classic

Parade starts at 10 AM (Line-up at 8 a.m.) Click here for Parade Route
Football game at 4 PM - William Dick Price Stadium On The Campus Of Norfolk State University.

Sonsored by Arabia Temple No. 12 and the A.E.A.O.N.M.S. of Portsmouth, Virginia  

Visit the Arabia Temple No. 12 website for all the details

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Portsmouth Resident's Day

FREE admission for Portsmouth residents with valid ID.  

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum (757) 393-8031

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High Street Family Entertainment

5 - 8 PM - Enjoy live, interactive, and FREE entertainment: 

• In front of Children’s Museum - Novelty Act: Magician
• High Street Landing- Music Act: Billy Joe Trio
• 600 Block (between Way Back Yonder and Mannino’s) -  Caricaturist
• Roving Entertainment - Cirque Mime Troupe

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All About Snakes

1 PM  - Come learn all about snakes from JB Rattles.  Great program for kids and adults alike. 

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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Portsmouth City Council Meeting

Public Work Session

6 PM - City Hall Building, 801 Crawford Street

City of Portsmouth | 757-393-8639

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Teen Book Club

2:45 - 4 pm - Middle and high school teens ages 13 - 18 interested in the monthly teen book club. Participants get their books at the meeting.

Manor Library - For more information, please call 757-465-2916

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Walk-A-Weigh

6:30 - 8 pm - Portsmouth Waterfront at the corner of High and Crawford Streets. (Across from the BB&T Bank)

Come join a group of motivated people with the same healthy lifestyle goals as you. Join a group who want the opportunity to get ACTIVE WITH OTHERS as we walk at various locations in the city. Come be a part of the Mayor's initiative and Healthy Portsmouth Initiative.

Program held monthly, every last Tuesday evening. Contact Crystal Barber with Virginia Cooperative Extension at 393-5125 for more information and to sign up.

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Portsmouth City Council Meeting

Public Work Session - 5 PM

Regular City Council Meeting - 7 PM

City Hall Building, 801 Crawford Street

City of Portsmouth | 757-393-8639

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Writers Group

6 - 7:45 pm - Meets at the Churchland Library on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.

Churchland Library - For more information, please call 757-393-8759

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9th Annual Portsmouth Partnership Golf Tournament

Bide-A-Wee Golf Course. For more information, call 757-397-8473

 

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Coffee Talk with the City Manager

7 - 8:30 am - Fire Station #3 4001 River Shore Road

 

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Southside Boys and Girls Cub Annual Tournament

Bide-A-Wee Golf Course
1 Bide-A-Wee Dr. Portsmouth, VA 23701
757-393-8600

www.bideaweegolf.com

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High Street Family Entertainment

5 - 8 PM - Enjoy live, interactive, and FREE entertainment: 

• In front of Children's Museum - Music Act: Stan Hampton
• In front of Sports Hall of Fame - Novelty Act: Magician
• In front of Mannino's - Face Paint
• Roving Entertainment along High Street - Unicyclist/Juggler

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Fall Yoga Series

8 - 9:15 AM - September is national yoga month.  Join Kirsten Havlerson, RYT 200, for relaxing, rejuvenating yoga in nature. 

Writing in the Wild

10 AM - 1 PM - Join local writer Tara Shea Burke for a workshop about writing n nature. Bring yourself, your notebook, your powers of observation and your imagination.  Call to register.  

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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Celebrate National Plug In Day
(Portsmouth/Hampton Roads)

9 AM - Noon - Portsmouth's Farmers' Market (Court and High Streets • Olde Towne)

Noon - 3 PM - National Night Out, Cavalier Manor Recreation Center (404 Viking Street)

Visit the National Plug In Day website for more details

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National Nite Out Event - Cavalier Manor

10 AM - 2 PM - Cavalier Manor PCR

 

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High Street Family Entertainment

5 - 8 PM - Enjoy live, interactive, and FREE entertainment: 

• In front of Children's Museum - Music Act: Two Arms of Flight
• In front of Sports Hall of Fame - Novelty Act: Juggler
• In front of Mannino's - Caricaturist
• Roving Entertainment along High Street

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