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April 2019

Welcome to Tidewater Family’s April Calendar of Events—just for families. Plan some together time right now!

Monday 1
Brave the Maze - 9 a.m.-5 p.m. thru April 21. Enjoy an educational role-play adventure as one of the original Jamestown colonists. ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)
Homeschool in the Garden: Animal April Fools - 10-11 a.m. Ages 3+. Spot wild animals doing something silly! RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)
Homeschool Day - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Bring learning to life with activity stations + more! RR ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Photos with the Bunny - 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Times vary daily thru 4/20. Meet the Easter Bunny in Bunnyville! MacArthur Center 627-6000 (N)
Maritime Mondays - 10:30 a.m. Ages 18 mo.-8 yrs. Enjoy storytime + crafts. ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Cookies & Story Time - 10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. Every Mon. 6 mo.-6 yr. Enjoy stories and animal crackers! ($) Green Bean 282-6681 (VB)
Teen Gathering - 5:30-7:30 p.m. Every Mon. Make friends, develop talents + become a leader. VCM Teen Center 747-2679 (N)
Prenatal/Postnatal Therapeutic Yoga - 7-8:15 p.m. Every Mon. ($) Wells Therapeutics 490-9488 (VB)

Tuesday 2
Character Storytime - 10-10:30 a.m. Every Tues. and Wed. Call for titles. Barnes & Noble, MacArthur Ctr. 640-2655 (N)
Homeschool Day! - 10 a.m. Every Tues. Get up and moving! ($) Funville Playground & Café, 4318 Holland Rd. 963-8683 (VB)
Toddler Tuesdays - 10, 11 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Every Tues. Ages 2-5. Stories, songs, and adventure. ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
First Art - 10-11 a.m. Tues. thru June. Learn motor skills, increase self-confidence + integrate the senses. RR ($) Va. MOCA 425-0000 (VB)
FunVille Play Days! - 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Every Tues. thru June. Enjoy playtime w/ juice box and pizza! ($) FunVille Playground & Café, 4318 Holland Rd. 963-8683 (VB)
Zoo Tales - 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Every Tues. Enjoy story time. ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Cooperative Co-Parenting – 4-8 p.m. Every 1st Tues. RR ($) 135 Hall Ave. 624-6666 (S)
Teen “Spontaneous Theater” Troupe Training - 4-6 p.m. Every Tues. RR ($) Fellowship Ctr. 714-7142 (VB)
Welcome, Baby! - 5-6 p.m. Tour the office & ask questions. General Booth Pediatrics, 2021 Concert Dr. 668-6700 (VB)
Poetry & Recording Sessions - 5-7:30 p.m. Every Tues. Develop creative writing skills. VCM Teen Center 747-2679 (N)
Beginning Tap Dance - 6:15-7:15 p.m. Every Tues. Drop-in class for ages 14+. ($) Todd Rosenlieb Dance 626-3262 (N)

Wednesday 3
Great Dismal Swamp Safari - 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Also 4/7, 4/17 & 4/20. Learn about the history, lore, vegetation + wildlife on Lake Drummond. RR ($) Great Dismal Swamp 514-4130 (S)
Zoo Tykes: Triassic Tales - 10-10:45 a.m. Ages 2-6. Also 4/27. Discover prehistoric Earth, dig for dinos + create fossil footprints. RR ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
National Start Walking Day - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Walk the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge with food, freebies + free fitness fun! Elizabeth River Park 382-8650 (C)
Terrific Twos - 10:15-10:45 a.m. Pre-K. Every Wed. Build literacy skills through songs, reading, writing, and playing. RR Russell Memorial Library 410-7024 (C)
Jumping Beans - 10 a.m.-noon. Every Wed. Jump time for ages 6 and under w/parent. ($) 701 Lynnhaven Pkwy. 905-5867 (VB)
S.T.E.A.M. Program - 3:30-4:30 p.m. Ages 3-7. Every Wed. Create art based on scientific concepts. RR ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
Revolutionary Food Truck Wednesdays - 4:30-7:30 p.m. Every 1st & 3rd Wed. thru Oct. Waterways Historic Park 482-4480 (C)
Absolute Beginner Ballet - 5:15-6:15 p.m. Drop-in class for ages 14+. Every Wed. ($) Todd Rosenlieb Dance 626-3262 (N)
Gardening, Art & Healthy Living Night - 6-7:30 p.m. Every Wed. Move, draw, paint, grow! VCM Teen Center 747-2679 (N)
Positive Discipline - 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ages 5-12. Learn to be kind and firm. RR CHKD Health Center, 500 Discovery Dr. 668-9304 (C)

Thursday 4
Toddler Trek - 10 & 11 a.m. Every Thurs. Ages 2-5. ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
Tie-Dye into Spring: Family Workshop - 10 a.m.-noon. Also 4/20. Dye your very own shirt! RR ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Tickle My Ears - 10:30 a.m. 1st Thurs. Stories & songs. Chrysler Museum 664-6200 (N)
Members’ Choice - 5:30-7:30 p.m. Movies, board & video games + youth circles. VCM Teen Center 747-2679 (N)
Planetarium Show: Stars of Spring - 8 p.m. Every Thurs. in April. Explore the seasonal changes of stars. ($) Chesapeake Planetarium 547-0153 (C)

Friday 5
Sesame Street: Rosita Weekend - 11 a.m.-6 p.m. thru Sun. Enjoy crafts, singing + dancing while learning a bit of Spanish! ($) Busch Gardens 229-4386 (W)
First Friday Opening Reception & Concert in the Courtyard - 5-8 p.m. Enjoy music, refreshments + more. Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center 393-8543 (P)
Family Yoga - 5:30 p.m. Every 1st & 3rd Fri. Enjoy connection and laughter for pre-walking babies and parents. RR ($) Oceanfront Yoga, 616 Va. Beach Blvd. 233-8000 (VB)
Norfolk Storytelling Club - 7-8:30 p.m. 1st Fri. All ages. Share your stories! Muse Writers Center, 2200 Colonial Ave. 818-9880 (N)

Saturday 6
Dismal Swamp Stomp Half Marathon - 8 a.m. Also 5K, Cub Run + post-race celebrations. RR ($) Dismal Swamp Canal Trail 382-1359 (C)
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny - 8-9:30 a.m. Hippity-hop for breakfast pizza, juice + coffee. ($) California Pizza Kitchen, MacArthur Center 627-6000 (N)
Breakfast with the Animals - 8-10 a.m. Learn animal facts + enrichment activities. RR ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Exotic Bird Festival & Mart - 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy birds, exhibits, demos + more. Greek Orthodox Church, 60 Traverse Rd. 223-9440 (NN)
Va. Boating Safety Education Course - 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Ages 12+. Learn about laws, safety, navigating + more. RR ($) S. Norfolk Community Center, 1217 Godwin Ave. 382-1359 (C)
STEM Saturday - 10 a.m. Every 1st Sat. thru June. Investigate robotics, physics, chemistry. ($) Va. Air & Space Center 727-0900 (H)
Plants of the Great Dismal Swamp - 10-11 a.m. All ages. Learn to identify trees, native plants + more. RR Suffolk Visitor Center 514-4130 (S)
Think Green Series: Green Gardening - 10-11:30 a.m. Ages 3+. Enjoy crafts + activities. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)
Dads in Action: Fatherhood 101 - 10-11:30 a.m. Learn parenting skills + prepare for the new baby. RR CHKD Health Center, 500 Discovery Dr. 668-9304 (C)
Military Family Day - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Create, explore + enjoy art together. Va. MOCA 425-0000 (VB)
Antiques to Flea Market - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Every1st Sat. Middle St. Garage 339-1876 (P)
Friends of PPL Book Sale - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Every Sat. Find a great bargain! Main Library, 601 Court St. 393-8501 (P)
First Saturday Exhibits + Kite Art Activities - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Purchase and decorate your kite kit! Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center 393-8543 (P)
Suffolk Mud Jam - 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Open pits, merchandise + more. ($) Suffolk Executive Airport 539-6751 (S)
Storytime & Activities - 11 a.m. Every Sat. Barnes & Noble Town Center 671-2331 (VB)
Kids’ Herb Pizza Container Garden Workshop - 11 a.m. Ages 5+. Learn to care for herbs. RR ($) McDonald Garden Center, Independence & Great Neck Locations 464-5564 (VB)
Beginning Intermediate Pointe - 11 a.m.-noon. Every Sat. Drop-in class for ages 14+. ($) Todd Rosenlieb Dance 626-3262 (N)
Children’s Theatre of HR: Wild West - 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Take an unforgettable adventure through time and space. ($) Va. Stage Co. 627-1234 (N)
Olde Towne Farmer’s Market - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Every Sat. Crockin’s Furniture, 215 High St. 397-8473 (P)
Make a Chocolate Bar - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Every 1st Sat. ($) Royal Chocolate 557-6925 (VB)
Military Family Scholarship & College Fair - 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Open to all branches incl. retired, reserve & first responders. Networking opportunities + more. Batten Student Center, 5817 Wesleyan Dr. 804-577-8513 (VB)
Cherry Blossom Festival - 12-4 p.m. Enjoy Japanese music, martial arts, activities + demos. Red Wing Park 385-2990 (VB)
Boardwalk Attractions: Spring Break Carnival - 12-7 p.m. Times vary thru 4/28. Enjoy rides + games. ($) VB Farmers Market,3640 Dam Neck Rd. 619-8204 (VB)
Storytime Fun with the Easter Bunny - 1-2 p.m. Read How to Catch the Easter Bunny by Adam Wallace + milk & cookies. MacArthur Center 627-6000 (N)
REI Campout - 2 p.m.-Sun. 11 a.m. All ages. Enjoy canoe tours, nature hikes + more. RR ($) Northwest River Park 382-1359 (C)

Sunday 7
Calming Bunny - 9-11 a.m. Meet the Easter Bunny in a sensory-friendly environment. RR MacArthur Center 627-6000 (N)
Advice for Daily Life - 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Every Sun. ($) Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Center, 156 Newtown Rd. 504-4425 (VB)
Western Branch Farmers Market - 12-4 p.m. Every Sun. Shop for regionally and locally produced items + special events! Chesapeake Square Mall 320-1584 (C)
Birthplace Tours - 3:45 & 5 p.m. Every Sun. Adults. RR Ches. Reg. Med. Ctr. 312-6508 (C)
Qigong EnergyAlign: Moving Meditation - 6:30-7:30 p.m. Also 4/21 & 4/28. Adults & teens. ($) Wells Therapeutics 490-9488 (VB)
Pet Photos w/ Easter Bunny - 6:30-8:30 p.m. MacArthur Center 627-6000 (N)

Monday 8
Open House Week - 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Thru 4/12. Come discover our programs and meet our teachers. Lightbridge Academy, 2121 Salem Rd. 301-9900 (VB)
Homeschool in the Garden: Geography in the Garden - 10-11 a.m. Explore continents, oceans, mountain ranges + more. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)
Mermaid Mondays - 6-8:30 p.m. Every Mon. in April. Come see real mermaids with story time, puppet shows, activities + more. ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)

Tuesday 9
Meet & Greet - 5-6 p.m. Tour the office & ask questions. Chesapeake Pediatrics, 500 Discovery Dr. 668-2500 (C)
Cooperative Co-Parenting – 5-9 p.m. Every 2nd Tues. Adults. Prevent potential problems. RR ($) 424 W. 21st St., 624-6666 (N)

Wednesday 10
Food Trucks on the Square - 4 p.m.-dusk. Every 2nd & 4th Wed. thru Oct. Enjoy children’s activities, games, entertainment + more. Courtyard Square Park 382-6411 (C)
Welcome, Baby! - 6-7 p.m. Discuss immunizations, breastfeeding, sleep safety + more. RR Pediatric Specialists 461-6342 (N)

Thursday 11
Portsmouth’s Got Talent - 12:30-2 p.m. Show off your talent! RR ($) TCC Multipurpose Rm. 822-2270 (P)
Rolling on the River Food Truck Event - 5 p.m. Every 2nd & 4th Thurs. thru Sep. Music, games, vendors + more. Elizabeth River Park 382-6411 (C)
Dad Talk Discussion - 6:30-8 p.m. Share experiences, gain feedback + support. RR CHKD Health Center, 500 Discovery Dr. 668-9304 (C)

Friday 12
Sesame Street: Super Grover Weekend - 11 a.m.-6 p.m. thru Sun. Activities, art + more! ($) Busch Gardens 229-4386 (W)
Nauticus: Albesila Luminarium - 12-6 p.m. Weekdays. Weekends 10 a.m.-6 p.m. thru 4/21. Immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of changing color and light. ($) MacArthur Center Green 664-1017 (N)

Saturday 13
Yorktown Market Days - 8 a.m.-noon. Every Sat. thru Oct. 26. Voted best farmers’ market in Hampton Roads. Riverwalk Landing 890-3520 (Yorktown)
SeaFairy Seafari - 9-10 a.m. Discover the magic of Owls Creek. RR ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
Girl Scouts Summer Camp Open Houses - 9-11 a.m. & 1-3 p.m. Gr. 1-12. Call for details 547-4405. Camp Outback, 912 Cedar Rd. (C) and Camp Apasus, 8420 Granby St. (N)
Clean the Creek Day - 9-11 a.m. Help clean up debris. RR Va. Aquarium 385-0274 (VB)
River Cleanup - 9 a.m.-noon. Every 2nd Sat. All ages. Locations vary. Spon. by Lynnhaven River Now. 962-5398 (VB)
Think Green Series: Upcycled Art - 10-11:30 a.m. Enjoy crafts + activities. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)
First Art: Second Saturdays - 10-11 a.m. Also 5/11 & 6/8. Learn motor skills, increase self-confidence & integrate the senses. RR ($) Va. MOCA 425-0000 (VB)
Earth Day Recycling Zone - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Recycle hazardous household items, metal, electronics + more. Mt. Trashmore Park 385-2990 (VB)
One Hour Cares: Hot 100 KINDFEST - 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy music, food, kids’ activities, vendors + more. ($) Hunt Club Farm 427-9520 (VB)
Farmers Market 43rd Birthday Bash - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Craft show, children’s activities, carnival + more. VB Farmers Market, 3640 Dam Neck Rd. 385-4388 (VB)
Children’s Theatre of HR: Wild West - 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Take an unforgettable adventure through time and space. ($) Peninsula Community Theatre 595-5728 (NN)
Eggstravaganza - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Ages 10 & under. Games, pony rides, music + more. Bennett’s Creek Park 514-7267 (S)
Easter Bunny Encounter - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Also 4/14 & 4/20. Meet Esther Easter Bunny for treats + photos! ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
Mini-Con - 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Vendors, comic book artists, fantasy jewelry, cosplay contest + more! Churchland Library 686-2538 (P)
2nd Saturdays - 1-5 p.m. Enjoy artwork, refreshments + good company. SPARC Shoppe, 126 N. Main St. 338-0812 (S)
Star Party/Laser Evenings - 7:30 p.m. Every 2nd Sat. Planetarium programs + laser light shows. ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)

Sunday 14
Special Needs Under the Sea - 7:30-9 a.m. Visit the aquarium in a sensory-friendly environment. RR ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
Friendly Hours - 9-11 a.m. Every 2nd Sun. Experience the museum in a less crowded environment w/ reduced sound and lighting. RR ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Meditation for Kids - 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Ages 4-12. Every 2nd Sun. Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Center, 156 Newtown Rd. 504-4425 (VB)
Second Sundays Williamsburg - 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy living history, artisans, and more. Merchants Square 879-3029 (W)
Family Constellations w/ QiGong EnergyAlign - 6:30-8 p.m. ($) Wells Therapeutics 490-9488 (VB)

Monday 15
Homeschool in the Garden - Meet the Trees - 10-11 a.m. Ages 3+. Complete field activities in nature. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)
Spring Break Boredom Busters - 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Also 2:30-4:30 p.m. thru Fri. Open build sessions, STEM studio + drop-in activities. ($) Children’s Museum 393-5258 (P)

Tuesday 16
Puppet Show - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Every 3rd Tues. Live puppet show and story time. ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)

Wednesday 17
La Leche League Meeting - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 3rd Wed. Free breastfeeding support. Churchland Library 966-5878 (P)
Keepsake Box: Mini Make-It - 1-3 p.m. Ages 5+. Use decoupage techniques and 3D embellishments. RR ($) Va. MOCA 425-0000 (VB)
Welcome, Baby! - 5:30-6:30 p.m. Discuss immunizations, breastfeeding, sleep safety + more. RR Premier Pediatrics, 1181 First Colonial Rd. 668-4600 (VB)
VIBES Open Mic - 5:30-7:30 p.m. 3rd Wed. Show your talent or enjoy the show! VCM Teen Center 747-2679 (N)

Thursday 18
Cosign 4 Good Children’s Sale - 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. thru Sun. Shop for clothing, toys, books + more. Plan Bee Academy, 4500 Peek Trail 375-1560 (C)
Spring Break Movie Night: Peter Rabbit - 7-9 p.m. Refreshments provided. Westwinds, 3601 Gateway Dr. 483-3702 (P)

Friday 19
Sesame Street Cookie Monster Weekend - 11 a.m.-6 p.m. thru Sun. Enjoy a cookie scavenger hunt, card-making + more! ($) Busch Gardens 229-4386 (W)
Soft Sculptures: Mini Make-It - 1-3 p.m. Ages 5+. Use felt and yarn to create a silly monster or abstract blob. RR ($) Va. MOCA 425-0000 (VB)

Saturday 20
Earth Week: Walk Hampton Clean - Sunrise-Sunset thru Sat. 4/27. Clean up unsightly litter at schools, neighborhoods, work, or churches. RR Various locations 727-1158 (H)
Celebrate Earth Day - 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy special activities, displays, giveaways + more. ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)
S.T.E.M. Club - 9:30-11 a.m. Gr. 1-3. Also 4/27. Explore robotics, 3-D printing, puzzles + more. RR ($) Children’s Museum 393-5258 (P)
Sister Cities French Market - 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy French music, pastries & more. Riverwalk Landing 890-3520 (Yorktown)
Egg Hunt on the Dino Trail - 10 a.m.-noon. Hunt for fun-filled eggs! RR ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)
Chesapeake Eggstravaganza - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Ages 8 & under. Bring a basket for the egg hunt + meet Peter Cottontail! City Park 382-6411 (C)
Sun-Days - 10 a.m. 1 p.m. Join Back Bay Amateur Astronomers to view the sun. Elizabeth River Park 421-7151 (C)
Party for the Planet - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Educational activities, presentations + more. ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Easter Egg Hunt & Fun - 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy games, bounce houses, hayrides + more. ($) Greenbrier Farms 421-4550 (C)
Easter Spring Fling & Egg Hunt - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Also Sun. Hayrides, music, activities more. ($) Hunt Club Farm 427-9520 (VB)
Macy’s Teal Easter Egg Workshop - 11 a.m. Ages 3+. Learn about food allergies + paint a clay pot! RR ($) McDonald Garden Center, 1144 Independence Blvd. 464-5564 (VB)
VB Animal Care & Adoption Center Event - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 3rd Sat. thru Aug. Meet loveable pets looking for their forever homes. ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)

Sunday 21
S.T.E.A.M. Outreach - 10 a.m.-noon. Northwest River Park 421-7151 (C)

Monday 22
Suffolk Public School’s Int’l Baccalaureate Art Exhibit - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate student artworks. Suffolk Art Gallery 514-7284 (S)

Tuesday 23
Youth Leadership Program: Mentored by Millionaires - 7-8:30 p.m. Community leaders share habits of success and service. Green Run High School 932-0177 (VB)

Wednesday 24
Meet & Greet - 5-6 p.m. Tour the office & ask questions. Chesapeake Pediatrics, 500 Discovery Dr. 668-2500 (C)
What’s a Dad to Do? - 6:30-8:30 p.m. Spon. by CHKD. Learn what a child really needs to develop and thrive. RR Larchmont Elementary School, 1145 Bolling Ave. 668-9304 (N)

Thursday 25
Celebrate Earth Venture - 9-11 a.m. Ages 5-13. Complete a service project and bring home a plant! RR ($) Chesapeake Arboretum 382-1359 (C)
Party on the Pier - 5-8 p.m. Last Thurs. thru June. Enjoy music, food trucks + more. Nauticus Pier 664-1017 (N)
Va. Int’l Tattoo: Courage & Commitment - 7:30 p.m. thru Sat. 2:30 p.m. Sun. Enjoy traditional military music performances + more. ($) Scope Arena 282-2800 (N)

Friday 26
Sesame Street Elmo Weekend - 11 a.m.-6 p.m. thru Sun. Enjoy finger puppet fun, card-making + more! ($) Busch Gardens 229-4386 (W)
Pet Lovers Extravaganza - 12-6 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Enjoy vendors, family events + more! Pet Care-a-Lot, 1617 Diamond Springs Rd. 800-343-7680 (VB)
Chesapeake Polish Festival - 6-10 p.m. Times vary thru Sun. Enjoy music, food, children’s games + more! St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 536 Homestead Rd. 642-5081 (C)
Royal Hanneford Circus - 7:30 p.m. Times vary thru Sun. Enjoy daredevils, high flyers, elephants + more! ($) Hampton Coliseum 838-4203 (H)

Saturday 27
Chesapeake Bataan Death March Memorial Walk - 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Remember the sacrifices made during this harrowing event. Family events, activities + displays. RR ($) Dismal Swamp Canal Trail 619-2529 (C)
2019 Tour De Cure - 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. All ages. Ride, run, or walk for the cure + post-race celebrations. RR ($) Suffolk Executive Airport 424-6662 (S)
Pirate Weekend - 8 a.m. Pirates invade the market. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (cont. Sun.) pirate encampment, pirate school, cannon demos, treasure hunt & more. Riverwalk Landing 890-3520 (Yorktown)
Celebrating Children & Pinwheel Palooza - 9 a.m.-noon. Enjoy a fun run, kids’ obstacle course, inflatables + family resource exhibitors. Hosted by Va. Beach GrowSmart. Mt. Trashmore Park 385-2990 (VB)
Autism Super Hero 5K & Lil Hero Fun Run - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dress as your favorite hero or villain! RR ($) City Park 354-3870 (C)
Animal Enrichment Day - 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Learn about animal enrichment activities. ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
Snakes: Fact or Fiction - 10-11 a.m. Observe and learn about snakes. RR Suffolk Visitor Center 514-4130 (S)
Celebrate the Park - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Family games, interactive displays + demos. ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Portsmouth Humane Society: Cause for Paws - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy festival activities, 5K run + dog walk, music + more. RR ($) Union Bank & Trust Pavilion, 16 Crawford Cir. 397-6004 (P)
Suffolk Earth and Arts Festival - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy music, plant sales, sustainable vendors + more. Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church, 3488 Godwin Blvd. 652-0689 (S)
Tidewater Big Train Operators Show - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Also Sun. ($) White’s Nursery & Garden Center, 3133 Old Mill Rd. 487-2300 (C)
Children’s Theatre of HR: Wild West - 11 a.m. Take an unforgettable adventure through time and space. ($) Zeiders American Dream Theater 499-0317 (VB)
Touch a Truck - 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Get in the driver’s seats of big trucks, tractors, and other equipment. Vendors on site. Driver Village 434-5539 (S)
Taste of India - 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Enjoy lively entertainment, yoga demos, vendors + kids’ carnival games. Ted Constant Center 748-6744 (N)
A Boy’s Life Club - 12-2 p.m. Every 4th Sat. RR Ft. Monroe Community Center 727-6833 (H)
PAWS to Read - 2 p.m. Ages 6-11. Every 4th Sat. Practice reading skills with therapy dogs. Newport News Public Library 591-4858 (NN)
SkyWatch - 7:30 p.m. Explore the galaxy with Back Bay Amateur Astronomers. Northwest River Park 382-1359 (C)

Sunday 28
Ohana Family Yoga Festival - 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Enjoy yoga, meditation, art, food + outdoor activities. ($) Hunt Club Farm 453-5622 (VB)
Roarchestra - 2-4 p.m. w/ Va. Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy a classic evening under the stars. ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Chowan University Choirs - 3:30-5:30 p.m. Enjoy classical and contemporary choral music. ($) Suffolk Center 923-2900 (S)

Monday 29
Baby Care 101 - 4:30-6 p.m. Discuss sleep safety, swaddling, diapering + more. RR Suffolk Pediatrics, 1009 Hill Pointe Blvd. 668-2256 (S)

Tuesday 30
Funville Cares! - 9 a.m. Last Tues. Special Funvillers have private time to play. ($) Funville Playground & Café 963-8683 (VB)
Teen Book Club - 2:45 p.m. Every last Tues. Sep.-May. Ages 13-18. Refreshments served. Manor Library, 1401 Elmhurst Ln. 465-2916 (P)

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