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EXHIBIT – M.C. Escher: Infinite Variations at the Chrysler Museum (Norfolk)

Chrysler Museum of Art One Memorial Place, Norfolk

April 15 - Aug 28  Dutch artist Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898–1972) is possibly the world’s most well-known graphic artist, but he once vexed an interviewer by referring to himself as a mathematician!  Escher’s artistic output was considerable, and his mesmerizing […]

Exhibit: Hanging Tree Guitars at Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center (Portsmouth)

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center 400 High Street, Portsmouth

Hanging Tree Guitars introduces the work of Freeman Vines, a luthier and material artist born in Greene County, North Carolina where his family sharecropped on plantations that once enslaved them.  Freeman’s sisters are the Glorifying Vines Sisters, a touring gospel group with whom […]

Pride Month Reading Challenge with Hampton Public Library

Online VA

Check out our Pride Month Reading Challenge! All of June, join in and read & review books, watch films, all sorts of great ways to participate! Visit https://hampton.beanstack.com/reader365 or scan the QR code on the image to participate. Challenge ends […]

EXHIBIT: Cozy Portraits at the Torggler Center (Newport News)

Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News

This ongoing portrait series combines traditional women’s craft, contemporary DIY culture, portraiture, and a love of the unexpected and absurd. The Cozy Portrait series morphs and conforms to each person I photograph. Though each one of the portraits is specific to the […]

EXHIBIT: Suspended Animation at the Torggler Center (Newport News)

Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News

Cartoons and animation in all their technicolor splendor were a big influence on me as a child and continue to inform my work as an artist today. The generally accepted first use of the “falling anvil” trick occurred in a […]

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Free Community Pools Days (Hampton)

Free community pool days are coming to neighborhood pools this Memorial Day weekend. The Wythe Pool, Riverdale Pool, Willow Oaks Pool, Elizabeth Lakes Pool, and Northampton Pool have free swim days May 28-30. Hampton residents can swim for free at […]

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Free Community Pools Days (Hampton)

Free community pool days are coming to neighborhood pools this Memorial Day weekend. The Wythe Pool, Riverdale Pool, Willow Oaks Pool, Elizabeth Lakes Pool, and Northampton Pool have free swim days May 28-30. Hampton residents can swim for free at […]

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EXHIBIT: Command Presence: MacArthur, Media & Mass Appeal (Norfolk)

MacArthur Memorial 198 Bank St., Norfolk

On October 15, 2021 at 10:00 A.M., the MacArthur Memorial in downtown Norfolk will open a new free special exhibit entitled: Command Presence: MacArthur, Media & Mass Appeal. This new exhibit will explore General Douglas MacArthur’s relationship with the press and […]

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Creative Corner: Button Making at Suffolk Public Libraries (Suffolk)

Morgan Memorial Library 443 W. Washington Street, Suffolk

This summer, June through August, get crafty at Suffolk Public Library's button making stations! Supplies will be laid out at the Morgan Memorial and North Suffolk Libraries to make fun summer beach and wave buttons to go along with our Summer Reading Challenge. […]

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Military – Crafty Thursday (Yorktown)

WPNSTA Yorktown - Twin Pin Bowling Center 2072 Lebanon Church Rd. Bldg. 1976, Newport News

Join WPNSTA Yorktown MWR Bowling every Thursday beginning June 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Twin Pin Bowling Center for our Crafty Thursday event. We will be featuring a different craft every Thursday throughout the summer. For more […]

Military – Brush Works: Summer Farmhouse Decor (Virginia Beach)

JEB Little Creek Library 1481 D St. Bldg. 3016, Virginia Beach

Join JEB Little Creek MWR Community Recreation and create your own farmhouse décor for the summer. The cost to participate is $10 per person. You DIY kits can be picked up at the JEB Little Creek Library on Thursday, June 30 […]

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Military – FREE Summer Movie Series at Main Gate Movies (Norfolk)

Main Gate Movies 1500 Mall Drive, Norfolk

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, June 21 - August 25, 2022. Military Families: Free family-friendly movies at 10am every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday! Different G- and PG-rated films for 10 weeks over the summer. FREE Admission. All Ages & Groups welcome. […]

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Exhibit: “The History of Education” (Suffolk)

Phillips Dawson House Bank Street, Suffolk

Join the Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society as they present a new exhibit, "The History of Education," featuring schools and educators spanning the years in Suffolk and old Nansemond County. Free

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Babies In Bloom Storytime at Main Street Library (Newport News)

Main Street Library 110 Main Street, Newport News

In this interactive storytime, we give a gentle introduction to the wonderful world of books and reading. Using a combination of books, music, and fingerplay, we set the stage for skills in early language, rhythm, and body awareness. For infants […]

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Storytime at Barnes & Noble (Newport News)

Barnes & Noble Newport News 12170 Jeffereson Ave, Newport News

Storytime is back! Join us every Thursday at 10:30am in our kids department for In-Store Storytime! Children of all ages welcome!

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More than Money at Russell Memorial Library (Chesapeake)

Russell Memorial Library 2808 Taylor Rd, Chesapeake

Learn money management and entrepreneurship skills through hands-on activities. This incredible five-session program teaches kids in grades 2-6 how to make smart money decisions and start a business. More than Money is a part of the Thinking Money For Kids […]

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More than Money at South Norfolk Memorial Library (Chesapeake)

South Norfolk Memorial Library 801 Poindexter St, Chesapeake

Learn money management and entrepreneurship skills through hands-on activities. This incredible five-session program teaches kids in grades 2-6 how to make smart money decisions and start a business. More than Money is a part of the Thinking Money For Kids […]

Real Talk with Teens at Grissom Library (Newport News)

Grissom Library 366 DeShazor Drive, Newport News

Presented by the Newport News Police Department. Learn about ways to stay safe, when to call for help, and situational awareness. For ages 12-17. Registration is required and begins June 16 at 10 a.m. This event is offered as part […]

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Toddler Time! at Main Street Library (Newport News)

Main Street Library 110 Main Street, Newport News

Calling all Toddlers and caregivers! Stop by Main Street Library at 11:00 am on Thursdays during Summer Reading to socialize and play. Toys and activities will be provided for children to explore. For ages 1-2. This event is offered as […]

JB’s Rattles at Major Hillard Library (Chesapeake)

Major Hillard Library 824 Old George Washington Hwy N, Chesapeake

Experience this traveling reptile zoo with educational facts about snakes and other reptiles. You may even get to meet some exciting animals in person.

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Spring-Summer Fun Thursdays at MacArthur Center (Norfolk)

MacArthur Center 300 Monticello Ave, Norfolk

Join us at the MacArthur Center for our Spring-Summer Fun Thursdays! Every Thursday in June, July, and August at 1 PM in Center Court, we will have entertainment for you & the kids. We will have a check-in table where […]

Risky “Wisky” Weather at Pretlow Branch Library (Norfolk)

Pretlow Branch Library 111 West Ocean View Avenue, Norfolk

Explore weather concepts and gadgets with Nauticus! This program is geared towards elementary school age children. Attendance is capped at 35 kids, so register now! Questions? Call the Pretlow Branch Library Children's Department @ 757-441-1750. Visit www.norfolkpubliclibrary.org for more free […]

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Teen Book Club at Willow Oaks Library (Hampton)

Willow Oaks Branch Library 227 Fox Hill Rd, Hampton

Welcome to our three month summer program for teens ages 13-18 where art and books meet!  The book is the graphic novel "The Girl From the Sea" by Molly Ostertag.

Junior Makers at Pearl Bailey Library (Newport News)

Pearl Bailey Library 2510 Wickham Ave, Newport News

This month kids will participate in a Smoothie Challenge! Please list any allergy concerns upon registration. This event is part of our Summer Reading Program. For kids 5-11, registration required

STEAM Challenge Thursday at Blyden Branch Library (Norfolk)

Blyden Branch Library 897 East Princess Anne Road, Norfolk

Science, technology, engineering, arts, and math in the form of games & activities! Join us at Blyden Branch Public Library as we host our Summer S.T.E.A.M. Challenge! Enjoy a Thursday afternoon of activities that challenge your building & estimation skills! For […]

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Lego Club at Russell Memorial Library (Chesapeake)

Russell Memorial Library 2808 Taylor Rd, Chesapeake

Lego Club is back! Spend the hour testing your Lego building skills with challenges or just enjoy your time through free play. We provide the Legos, you provide the creativity! For children ages 6-12.

Buckroe Renovation Celebration (Hampton)

Buckroe Beach & Park North First Street, Hampton

The city will hold a ribbon-cutting celebration Thursday to mark the reopening of the boardwalk at Buckroe Beach after some renovations. The Buckroe Renovation Celebration begins at 4 p.m. and will continue for three hours, with food, giveaways (while supplies […]

Early Readers Book Club at MEO Central Library (Virginia Beach)

MEO Central Library 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach

Help your child on their journey to independent reading.  Each meeting we will play games and incorporate different reading strategies to help your reader gain confidence, fluency and independence in reading.  Age 4 to 8.

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Storytime & Craft at the Williamsburg Library (Williamsburg)

Williamsburg Library 515 Scotland St, Williamsburg

Join Williamsburg Regional Library every week and we’ll have new stories and crafts on a different theme. Pick up a ticket at the Youth Services desk starting an hour before the program to reserve your spot. This year’s themes: June […]

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Board Game Night at Tower of Games (Virginia Beach)

Tower of Games 5405 Indian River Rd, Virginia Beach

Are you a fan of Fluxx? Do you dig Dixit? Are you clamoring for Catan?? Come on out to Tower of Games in Virginia Beach- every Thursday is Board Game Night from 5:00pm until close! Gaming tables are reserved in […]

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Sunset Thursdays at High Street Landing (Portsmouth)

High Street Landing 1 High Street, Portsmouth

Portsmouth announces the lineup of musical acts for its popular weekly concert series, Sunset Thursdays. Concerts begin June 16 and continue until September 8, 2022. If you need a place to relax and unwind after a rough work week, the […]

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Music By The Bay Summer Concert at Fort Monroe (Hampton)

Fort Monroe Continental Park Ingalls Road & Fenwick Road, Hampton

Bring your own picnic, chairs, and blankets to enjoy summer sunsets by the Chesapeake Bay along with the sweet sounds of some of the region’s most talented performers. Large groups welcome. Drop-off at Continental Park, bus parking at Outlook Beach […]

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Sounds of the Summer Concert Series (Yorktown)

Riverwalk Landing 331 Water Street, Yorktown

Join us on Thursdays this summer at Riverwalk Landing for free outdoor concerts by the river! Bring your lawn chairs and coolers; and stay until the sun sets! You’ll get to enjoy some of the area’s top acts playing beach […]

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Beach Blanket Movie Series (Virginia Beach)

29th Street Beach 29th Street, Virginia Beach

Claim your place in the sand at 8:30pm on these outdoor cinema nights, and get ready for high-energy family adventures! Movie schedule, subject to change: 7/7 Luca 7/14 Hocus Pocus 7/21The Addams Family II 7/28 Inside Out 8/4 Soul 8/11 […]

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Free Public Planetarium Show (Chesapeake)

Chesapeake Planetarium, in Municipal Center 312 Cedar Rd, Chesapeake

On Thursday nights at 8:00 p.m., the general public is invited to attend free programs. These programs are provided as a free service of the Chesapeake Public School System. Topics for these programs change every month and are educational in […]