2018 Earth Day Events in Hampton Roads! {Updated}


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There are so many events planned to celebrate Earth Day in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Here is our BIG LIST!

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 4:30-5:30pm
Description: Celebrate Earth Day at Bayside Library! Help to plant our garden and take home your own seeds. Wear clothes to get messy since we'll be digging in the dirt! Registration is required. Grades K-5
Cost: Free
Location: Bayside Special Services Library, 936 Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach VA
Date: April 21-28, 2018
Description: Pick a site and pick up litter Invite family, friends and groups. Together, Walk Hampton Clean. At the end, everyone's walking miles will be added for a grand total!  How many miles can you clean? Register today!
Date: April 21, 2018 beginning at 6am
Description: You have up to 24 hours beginning Saturday April 21st @ 6:00am to ride/log as many laps as possible on the new Norfolk Bike Loop. We ask that every registered rider (ages 18 and up or with a registered adult) checks in at the event HUB by our ecoCounter kiosk on 35th street to help keep track of your laps and miles; remember integrity matters! Every time you check in on 35th street will mark a complete lap or 4 miles (note: We will be using the "inner" clockwise loop for our route). At the end of the 24 hour time allotment (6am Sunday April 22nd) we will tally your laps and whoever has the most....WINS a prize courtesy of our beloved local bike shops! Registration required.
Location: The starting line & registration point is at Newport Ave & 35th Street. 

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 8am-5pm
Description: Join the largest community improvement program in the nation! This event works to beautify the city, instill a sense of community among residents, increases Norfolk’s tree canopy and decreases the amount of litter which accumulates in public spaces.
Location: various locations throughout Norfolk
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9am-12pm 
Description: Join us for an Earth Day event at the newly renovated Plymouth "Community" Park. We'll be doing a service event to do a litter cleanup, planting some berry bushes, have information tables. Kids can also come and create some Earth Day themed sidewalk art that we'll post to our FB and website.
Cost: Free
Location: Plymouth Park, 605 Pond Ln, Chesapeake, VA 23325
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9am-1pm
Description: The Seventh Annual First Landing Tree Army is assembling to move out on their mission to battle unauthorized trails. While past Tree Armies have given a terrific effort, there are still sensitive habitat areas in danger from use of other unauthorized trails. This year we will be planting in these areas with small trees, so again we are calling on the caring citizens of Virginia to sponsor trees and to come out to plant trees.
Cost: $3 will sponsor one tree, $5 will sponsor two trees, and $10 will sponsor five trees. Volunteers are needed to plant trees. Call 757-412-1010 to volunteer.
Location: First Landing State Park Picnic Area, 2500 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9am-2pm
Description: Join Norfolk's Park Rangers for a day of planting, instruction, fun, games, and snacks! Call or email to register. For kids 15 and under. parkrangers@norfolk.gov or (757) 441-5834
Location: Ocean View Garden (corner of 18th Bay and Pleasant Avenue), Norfolk, VA 23510
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9am-5pm
Description: Celebrate Earth Day at the VLM! Observe the animals as they receive toys, treats and other enrichment activities to stimulate natural behaviors. Learn more about protecting our environment and taking conservation measures. Earth-friendly vendors will show and sell green wares. There will also be crafts, eco-friendly giveaways, thousands of native plants for sale, and special animal shows. Don’t forget to bring your batteries, cell phones, and old sneakers for recycling!
Cost: All activities included with regular admission
Location: Virginia Living Museum, 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10am-12pm
Description: They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in-store or online, or just drop in 10 am til noon. $2 per child, supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.
Cost: $2-$5 per child
Location: participating Michael's locations 
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10am-4pm
Description: Live music, food trucks, and lawn games. Local artisans and shop-keepers, pottery, textiles, jewelry, art and other creations. The Master Gardeners' Plant Sale. Free workshops during the festival at 11am & 2pm!
Cost: Free
Location: Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church, 3488 Godwin Blvd, Suffolk, Virginia 23434
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 10:30am
Description: Read a book, sing a song, color, or make a craft! Children's Garden Club has moved to Saturday at 10:30AM. All children are welcome, but we focus on 3-6 year olds. Parents are invited to shop around if their child is comfortable! ***Please click "going" on our Facebook event if you are attending so that we can better prepare.***
Location: White's Garden Center 3133 Old Mill Rd Chesapeake VA
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11am
Description: Filled with gentle humor and insight, Oliver Jeffers' New York Times bestselling Here We Are is a poignant celebration of life on Earth. Join us for Storytime, with activities to follow.
Cost: Free
Location: Barnes & Noble Locations - Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk
Earth Day at Mt Trashmore (Virginia Beach)
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 11am-4pm
Description: Refresh your approach to making our world a healthier place with various exhibits, displays, and activities that will give you a chance to discover and explore effective and convenient ways to green your lifestyle.
Cost: Free. Rain date is Sunday, April 22rd.
Location: Mt Trashmore Park, 310 Edwin Drive, Virginia Beach, VA23462

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 1-4pm
Description: Join us for an afternoon of celebrating the Earth and Elizabeth River. We'll be playing games and have crafts. You can borrow insect nets and binoculars or see some of our river critters up close. Stop by any time between the hours listed.
Cost: Free
Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park, Victory Blvd, Portsmouth, VA, United States

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 2-3:30pm
Description: Make planters using egg cartons. (School Age)
Location: Pretlow Branch Library, 111 West Ocean View Ave., Norfolk, VA

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 3-4pm
Description: As "Captain Planet," we will solve puzzles and complete activities to get pollution down to zero. (All Ages)
Cost: Free
Location: Slover Library- 5th Floor Alcove, 235 E. Plume Street, Norfolk Virginia
Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 9am-1pm
Description: Join False Cape's Friends Group, staff, and volunteers in helping keep our beaches pristine by picking up shoreline debris. For more information and to make a reservation please contact the park office. Trash bags, gloves and water provided. Dress accordingly based on the weather, bring a lunch and support False Cape's attempt in making this natural resource a better place. Reservations are required. No charge.
Cost: Free
Location: False Cape State Park, 4001 Sandpiper Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456 
Party for the Planet at Norfolk Zoo (Norfolk)
Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 10am-2pm
Description: Celebrate Earth Day and the animals that share our planet at the Virginia Zoo! Enjoy animal presentations on the ZooLive! stage, chat with Zoo staff while learning about eco-friendly enrichment for the animals or stop by a conservation talk featuring some of the Zoo’s projects taking place around the world. With educational activities scheduled throughout the event, this year’s Party for the Planet will be a learning celebration for all ages.
Cost: All activities included with regular admission
Location: Virginia Zoo, 3500 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504

Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 10am-5pm
Description: Bring the family and celebrate Earth Day with us! Our interpreters will be doing dune talks all day covering the arrival of the English in 1607, Cape Henry history, lighthouse history, and military history of Fort Story. STEM Talks will be each hour by our interpreters on marine biology, geology, and Virginia native species. 1:00 and 3:00 will be talks from Michelle Booker: a Virginia Beach Master Gardener, Garden Coach and Designer. Families are encouraged to try our scavenger hunt! After climbing to the top of the lighthouse, children will receive a certificate! Children Activities: Earth Day Suncatchers and Stained Glass
Location: Cape Henry Lighthouse, 583 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, Virginia 23459
Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 1-5pm
Description: The Bunny Hutch is hosting a Bunny Brush-A-Thon and Spring Cleaning Volunteer Day! This is your opportunity to spend Earth Day making a difference at our shelter. Throughout the day, we will be filming videos and taking photos to share on social media. The goal is to raise money to save as many abandoned Easter bunnies as possible.
Location: The Bunny Hutch 1165 Jensen Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA 23451 
Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 1:30-3:30pm
Description: The program is for children ages 5-10 and their parents. Registration price is $15.00 per family (1 parent and/or guardian required to attend program per participant). The special event provides an opportunity for individuals with disabilities to participate in various gardening activities on Earth Day with their family.
Cost: Free
Location: Kempsville Recreation Center, 800 Monmouth Lane, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Military Families - Earth Day Woof Walk (Portsmouth)
Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 3-5pm
Description: Join NSAHR Portsmouth MWR Fitness on Sunday, April 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. for an Earth Day Woof Walk. This is an organized walk starting at the Riverview Fitness Center. You and your companion will walk by the Elizabeth River and historic building 1 of NMCP. There will be stations, bags, gloves, and grabbers provided to clean the base in the spirit of Earth Day. Water, dog treats, and prizes will be provided. Call for more information.
Cost: Free
Location: NSAHR Portsmouth - Riverview Fitness Center, 1101 Holcomb Rd. Bldg. 276 Portsmouth, VA 23708
Date: Monday, April 23, 2018 from 4-5pm
Description: Listen to “Brother Eagle, Sister Sky,” by Chief Seattle and learn how to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Cost: Free
Location: Barron F. Black Branch, Norfolk Public Library, 6700 East Tanners Creek Drive, Norfolk Virginia 23513
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