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January 2019

Welcome to Tidewater Family’s January Calendar of Events—just for families!

Tuesday                       1
First Day Hike - 9-10 a.m. Start the New Year with a healthy 2-mile walk! RR Paradise Creek Nature Park 392-7132 (P)
Character Storytime - 10-10:30 a.m. Every Tues. and Wed. Call for titles. Barnes & Noble, MacArthur Ctr. 640-2655 (N)
Toddler Tuesdays - 10, 11 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Every Tues. Ages 2-5. Stories, songs, and adventure. ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
Zoo Tales - 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Every Tues. Enjoy story time. ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Cooperative Co-Parenting – 4-8 p.m. 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)
Garden 2.019 Fun Run - 4-7 p.m. Kids’ dash + entertainment as you run through light displays. RR ($) Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)

Wednesday     2
Toddler Days - 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. thru Fri. Explore exhibits, make crafts + more. ($) Children’s Museum 393-5258 (P)
Celebrate the Birth of a New Year - 10 a.m. Family. Color sheets and fun activities. Little Creek Library 441-1751 (N)
Jumping Beans - 10 a.m.-noon. Every Wed. Jump time for ages 6 and under w/parent. ($) 701 Lynnhaven Pkwy. 905-5867 (VB)
ArtStart - 10:30 a.m. Pre-K. Every Wed. thru Feb. Enjoy stories & activities. ($) Peninsula Fine Arts Ctr. 596-8175 (NN)
Planetarium Show: Astronaut - 12:30 p.m. Daily thru 2/1. Experience a rocket launch, explore outer space + more. ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)
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)

Thursday                     3
Toddler Trek - 10 & 11 a.m. Every Thurs. Ages 2-5. ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
Tickle My Ears - 10:30-11 a.m. 1st Thurs. Stories & songs. Chrysler Museum 664-6200 (N)

Friday              4
Finger Painting - 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Ages 9mo.-6yr. Dive into the imaginary world of painting! ($) Green Bean 282-6681 (VB)
Family Yoga - 5:30 p.m. Every 1st & 3rd Fri. Enjoy connection and laughter for pre-walking babies and parents. RR ($) Oceanfront Yoga, 616 Va. Beach Blvd. 233-8000 (VB)
Disco on Ice - 8-11 p.m. Dress in your disco best! ($) MacArthur Center 627-6000 (N)

Saturday                      5
MacArthur on Ice - Times vary thru 1/21/19. Skating sessions, ice hockey clinics, figure skating. ($) MacArthur Center 627-6000 (N)
Creating an Environment for Children to Develop Healthy Habits - 9 a.m. Spon. by VB GrowSmart. In-depth training for childcare providers. RR ($) TCC, 1700 College Cres. 385-6464 (VB)
Teddy & Me Children’s Yoga Class - 9:45-10:45 a.m. Bring your teddy bear or baby dogg for yoga, songs + dance. RR ($) VB School of the Arts, 3083 Brickhouse Ct. 656-9442 (VB)
STEM Saturday - 10 a.m. Every 1st Sat. thru June. Investigate robotics, physics, chemistry. ($) Va. Air & Space Center 727-0900 (H)
Antiques to Flea Market - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 1st Sat. Middle St. Garage 339-1876 (P)
Virginia Hot Rod and Custom Car Show - 10 a.m.-7 p.m. thru Sun. Enjoy music, Kids Zone + more. ($) HR Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Dr. 315-1610 (H)
Snow Storytime - 11 a.m. Pre-K & School Age. Enjoy stories and crafts! Van Wyck Library 441-2844 (N)
Storytime & Activities - 11 a.m. Every Sat. Barnes & Noble Town Center 671-2331 (VB)
Sensory Saturday Children’s Yoga Class - 11 a.m.-noon. Bring yoga mats for a small class setting free of loud sounds and lots of stimuli. RR ($) VB School of the Arts, 3083 Brickhouse Ct. 717-7187 (VB)
Children’s Theatre of HR: Charlotte Grimm’s Lost Fairy Tale - 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Charlotte gets lost in the woods and can’t find her way home! ($) Va. Stage Co. 627-1234 (N)
Make a Chocolate Bar - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 1st Sat. ($) Royal Chocolate 557-6925 (VB)
Science Saturday - 12:30 p.m. Enjoy an interactive science presentation! Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream, 1255 Fordham Dr. 837-0205 (VB)
Science Saturdays - 1:30 p.m. Gr. 1-6. Explore The Science of Sound from Percy Jackson. Portsmouth Public Library 393-8501 (P)

Sunday                        6
Advice for Daily Life - 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Every Sun. ($) Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Center, 156 Newtown Rd. 504-4425 (VB)
Kid & Tween/Teen Sunday Socials - 1 p.m. Also 1/20. Brief lesson + interactive activities. RR ($) Inside Out learners, Inc., 317 Great Bridge Blvd. 436-2722 (C)
Student Open House - 2-5 p.m. Old Towne Arts & Music, 606 Court St. 215-6254 (P)
Birthplace Tours - 3:45 & 5 p.m. Every Sun. Adults. RR Ches. Reg. Med. Ctr. 312-6508 (C)

Monday                       7
Planetarium Show: The Zula Patrol - Times vary thru Thurs. Dark Truder has an evil plan to take the weather from all Solar System planets! ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)
Cookies & Story Time - 10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. Every Mon. 6 mo.-6 yr. Enjoy stories and animal crackers! ($) Green Bean 282-6681 (VB)
NATO Workshop: United States - 4:30 p.m. School age. Learn about a NATO country! Jordan-Newby Library 823-4800 (N)
Meet & Greet - 5-6 p.m. Ask questions & tour the office. Chesapeake Pediatrics, 500 Discovery Dr. 668-2500 (C)

Tuesday                       8
The Happenings Podcast - 4:30 p.m. Teens. Got something to say? We want to hear about it. Blyden Library 441-2852 (N)
Cooperative Co-Parenting – 5-9 p.m. Every 2nd Tues. Adults. Prevent potential problems. RR ($) 424 W. 21st St., 624-6666 (N)
Special Needs Dance & Cheer - 5:15 p.m. New team launch. RR ($) Baila Fuzion Dance Center, 2548 Va. Beach Blvd. 328-3151 (VB)

Wednesday     9
YAD Tidewater: MoMEtime: A Date with Diamonds - 9 a.m. Play with diamonds, learn about the 4 Cs + win jewelry! RR Diamonds Direct, 4452 Va. Beach Blvd. 837-0288 (VB)
Merman the Magician - 10:30 a.m. All ages. You won’t believe your eyes! Park Place Library 664-7330 (N)
Welcome Baby! - 6-7 p.m. Discuss immunizations, breastfeeding, sleep safety + more. RR Pediatric Specialists 461-6342 (N)
We ARE Youth Workshop - 6-7:30 p.m. Every 2nd & 4th Wed. Learn decision making strategies, effective communication + more. RR YH Thomas Community Center 504-8898 (H)
Fairy Tales and Folktales - 6:30 p.m. Listen to traditional and diverse fairy tales. Newport News Public Library 591-4858 (NN)
Positive Discipline - 6:30-8:30 p.m. Parents of ages 5-12. Learn to be kind and firm. RR CHKD Health Center, 1924 Landstown Centre Way 668-9304 (VB)

Thursday                     10
CHKD Early Childhood and School-Age Stuttering - 8 a.m. thru Fri. Clinicians ask questions to provide effective treatment to young patients. RR CHKD Health Center, 500 Discovery Dr. 668-7000 (C)
Virtual Reality Gaming - 4 p.m. Teens. Downing Library 441-1968 (N)
Monthly Open House - 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ask questions & tour the office. Pediatric Associates of W’burg, 119 Bulifants Blvd. 564-7337 (W)
Dad Talk Discussion - 6:30-8 p.m. Dads discuss challenges and successes in their fatherhood journey. RR CHKD Health Center, 500 Discovery Dr. 668-2311 (C)
Old School Movies at the Center: Grease - 7-9 p.m. Suffolk Center 514-4130 (S)

Friday              11
HR Int’l Auto Show - 10 a.m.-9 p.m. thru Sun. ($) VB Convention Center 385-2000 (VB)
The Winter Wonderettes - 8 p.m. Times vary thru Sun. When Santa turns up missing, they use their talent to save the holiday party! ($) American Theatre 722-2787 (H)

Saturday                      12
River Cleanup - 9 a.m.-noon. Every 2nd Sat. All ages. Locations vary. Spon. by Lynnhaven River Now. 962-5398 (VB)
Training Pants: Music & Movement Workshop - 9 a.m.-noon. Enjoy brain break activities, finger plays, songs + games. RR ($) KPC Day School, 805 Kempsville Rd. 839-1962 (VB)
Mindful Children’s Writing Class - 9:45-11 a.m. Ages 7-11. Create your own imaginative ending to the prompt. RR ($) VB School of the Arts, 3083 Brickhouse Ct. 717-7187 (VB)
Happiest Baby on the Block - 10 a.m.-noon. Learn about the calming reflex, the cuddle cure, and the “5 Ss.” RR CHKD Health Center, 1924 Landstown Centre Way 668-7402 (VB)
HR Moms: Winter Wonderland Party - 10 a.m.-noon. Ages 6mo.-6yr. Get the kids out for some fun! RR ($) Green Bean hrvamoms@gmail.com, 282-6681 (VB)
January Respite - 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Special needs. Enjoy fun activities + food all day. RR ($) Camp Hope Haven, 3000 North Landing Rd. 427-1500 (VB)
Children’s Yoga Book Buddies Club - 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Ages 3-6. Experience reading through movement. RR ($) VB School of the Arts, 3083 Brickhouse Ct. 717-7187 (VB)
Star Party/Laser Evenings - 7:30 p.m. 2nd Sat. Planetarium programs + laser light shows. ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)

Sunday                        13
Private Jump: Kids w/ Special Needs - 9-11 a.m. Play privately before we open to the public. ($) Bounce House Chesapeake, 4300 Portsmouth Blvd. 966-5596
Meditation for Kids - 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 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)
Trees of Virginia - 2-3 p.m. Learn to identify native trees. RR Paradise Creek Nature Park 392-7132 (P)
Open House - 2-4 p.m. Learn about Stonebridge School’s academic programs, Christian self-government, and servant leadership. Stonebridge School, 1629 Jolliff Rd. 488-2214 (C)

Monday                       14
Paint the Ice - 6-8 p.m. Unleash your inner artist. ($) MacArthur Center 627-6000 (N)
FACT Chorus - 6:30 p.m. Also 1/28. Ages 6+. Practice for a concert on 3/4. RR Friends School, 1537 Laskin Rd. 428-7534 (VB)

Tuesday                       15
Puppet Show - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Every 3rd Tues. Live puppet show and story time. ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
VB Career Fair - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Live recruitment & hiring opportunities! RR Doubletree by Hilton, 1900 Pavillion Dr. 877-561-5627 (VB)
Understanding Anger in Children Webinar - 12-1 p.m. Learn to defuse angry outbursts and manage emotions. RR CHKD 668-9304 (Webinar)
Homeschool Hub: Technology - 2 p.m. School Age. Also 1/29. Participate in hands-on events to enrich your curriculum. RR Morgan Memorial Library 514-7323 (S)
LEGO Club - 6:30 p.m. Also 2/19. Gr. K-5. Create your own design. Newport News Public Library 369-3190 (NN)

Wednesday     16
Homeschool Lessons in the Garden: Predators & Prey - 10-11 a.m. Ages 5-9. Enjoy science lessons in nature. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)
La Leche League Meeting - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 3rd Wed. Free breastfeeding support. Churchland Library 966-5878 (P)
Civility & Friendship - 10:30 a.m. Pre-K. Practicing civility in school. Downing Branch 441-1968 (N)
VB Director’s Leadership Academy - 12 p.m. Use the “Blueprint for Action” to analyze & take action! RR ($) Early Education Business Consultants, LLC, 1704 Lanckfield Mews 618-9218 (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)
Parenting on the Same Page - 6:30-8:30 p.m. Support a unified front when parenting. RR CHKD Health Center, 500 Discovery Dr. 668-9304 (C)

Thursday                     17
Martin Luther King Jr: Day of Service - 9 a.m.-noon. Learn about volunteerism in the community. Clothing donations accepted. RR Northampton Community Center 727-8311 (H)
Old School Movies at the Center: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off - 7-9 p.m. Suffolk Center 514-4130 (S)

Friday              18
Teddy Bear Picnic - 3:30 p.m. Family. Celebrate A.A. Milne’s birthday with a picnic, games, crafts + more. RR Slover Library 664-7323 (N)
Monster Jam - 7 p.m. Times vary thru Sun. Enjoy freestyle, 2-wheel skills & racing competitions. ($) Hampton Coliseum 838-4203 (H)

Saturday                      19
Girl Scouts Cookie Classic Run - 8:30 a.m. Samoa Stroll Fun Run/Walk 10:15 a.m. Support Girl Scout programs! RR ($) Dismal Swamp Canal Trail 547-4405 (C)
E-Cycling - 9 a.m.-noon. Drop off household hazardous waste items for recycling. Visit VBgov.com/landfill for more info. Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
Volunteer Day - 9-11 a.m. Also 1/26. All ages. Pull invasive species, maintain trails and more. RR Paradise Creek Nature Park 392-7132 (P)
All Day Coloring Party - 10 a.m. All ages. Be creative and center your mind. Park Place Library 664-7330 (N)
Barefoot Puppets: Trickster Tales - 11 a.m. Enjoy this high-energy show with traditional West African stories, puppets + puns. ($) American Theatre 722-2787 (H)
Children’s Theatre of HR: Charlotte Grimm’s Lost Fairy Tale - 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Charlotte gets lost in the woods and can’t find her way home! ($) Zeiders American Dream Theater 499-0317 (VB)
STEM-ulating Minds: Women at Work - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Meet Nascar Drive Diversity coach Brehanna Daniels + tire changing simulation game. ($) Children’s Museum 393-5258 (P)
Teen Stream - 1:30 p.m. Ages 12-17. Explore the Science of Sound with Black Panther. Portsmouth Public Library 393-8501 (P)
Guided Ranger Walks - 2-3 p.m. Also 1/26. Learn about native plants + winter wildlife. RR Paradise Creek Nature Park 392-7132 (P)
Baby Care 101 - 4:30-6 p.m. Discuss sleep safety, swaddling, diapering + more. RR Suffolk Pediatrics, 1009 Hill Pointe Blvd. 668-2256 (S)

Sunday                        20
Paint Party: And Straight on till Morning - 4-6 p.m. Ages 6+. Create a one-of-a-kind painting. RR ($) AMF Lynnhaven 486-1000 (VB)
Smash Sunday Funday - 5-7 p.m. Ages 7+. Drop off the kids for tournaments, dinner, prizes, and fun! RR $) GameOn Gaming Center, 5386 Kemp’s River Dr. 575-1033 (VB)
Total Lunar Eclipse Watch Party - 8:30 p.m.-3 a.m. All ages. Watch sci-fi movies and observe the eclipse! Chesapeake Planetarium 547-0153 (C)

Monday                       21
Whales & Wildlife - 9 a.m. & 2 p.m. Search for whales, dolphins, seals and seabirds. RR ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
Meet & Greet - 5-6 p.m. Ask questions & tour the office. Chesapeake Pediatrics, 500 Discovery Dr. 668-2500 (C)

Tuesday                       22
Stay-at-Home Parents Refresh & Play Day - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Create vision boards with your kids! RR ($) Baila Fuzion Dance Center, 2548 Va. Beach Blvd. 328-3151 (VB)
Friendship Bracelets - 2 p.m. Family. Make a bracelet! Van Wyck Library 441-2844 (N)
Teen Book Club - 2:45 p.m. Every last Tues. Sep.-May. Ages 13-18. Refreshments served. Manor Library, 1401 Elmhurt Ln. 465-2916 (P)

Wednesday     23
Homeschool Lessons in the Garden: Climate & Communities - 10-11 a.m. Ages 5-9. Enjoy science lessons in nature. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)
Video Gaming - 4 p.m. School age. Downing Library 441-1968 (N)
MOCA Boardwalk Art Show Midwinter Preview - 6-8 p.m. See what your favorite artists are creating while enjoying brews. Smartmouth Brewing’s Pilot House 425-0000 (VB)
Mommy & Me Paint Night - 6 p.m. Ages 6+. Paint a masterpiece to showcase together. RR Slover Library 431-7437 (N)
Children and Trauma - 6:30-8:30 p.m. Learn how to help a child overcome challenges and develop healthy coping. RR CHKD Health Center, 11783 Rock Landing Dr. 668-9304 (NN)

Thursday                     24
Volunteer Open House - 4 p.m. Ask questions & enjoy a mini-tour. RR Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
Fun with Drawing - 4 p.m. School Age. Black Library 441-5806 (N)
Welcome Baby! - 5:30-6:30 p.m. Discuss immunizations, breastfeeding, sleep safety + more. RR Premier Pediatrics, 1181 First Colonial Rd. 668-4600 (VB)
Old School Movies at the Center: Clueless - 7-9 p.m. Suffolk Center 514-4130 (S)

Friday              25
Winter Wildlife Festival - Call for times thru Sun. Learn to observe and identify wildlife. RR Princess Anne Rec. Center 385-2990 (VB)
The Virginia Flower & Garden Expo: A Symphony of Gardens - 10 a.m. thru Sun. Enjoy demos, displays, vendors + more. ($) VB Convention Center 385-2000 (VB)

Saturday                      26
My Mini & Me Yoga Class - 9:45-10:45 a.m. Gain strength and muscle while bonding with your little one! RR ($) VB School of the Arts, 3083 Brickhouse Ct. 717-7187 (VB)
American Girl Program: Meet Kirsten Larson - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Meet quiet, helpful Kirsten who lives in Sweden in 1845. RR ($) Riddick’s Folly House Museum 934-0822 (S)
A Weekend in Wakanda - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Meet 92-year-old actress Dorothy Steel from Marvel’s “Black Panther” + crafts and instruments ($) Children’s Museum 393-5258 (P)
Career Day - 11 a.m. Middle & high school ers. Learn what it takes to become an aquarium professional! Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
Flip the Switch! Tech Event - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Demos in coding, robotics + more. North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Rd. 514-7323 (S)
A Boy’s Life Club - 12-2 p.m. Every 4th Sat. RR Ft. Monroe Community Center 727-6833 (H)
Family Maternity Center 1st Birthday Party - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy refreshments, face painting, games, photos, and tour. RR Sentara CarePlex Hospital, 3000 Coliseum Dr. 736-1000 (H)
Love Yourself: BTS Movie - 11 a.m., 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. Witness BTS’ tour in Seoul. Kpop757 will attend 5 p.m. showing. ($) AMC Lynnhaven 18, 1001 Lunnhaven Mall Loop 486-5665 (VB)
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)

Sunday                        27
Funville Cares - 9 a.m. Every last Sun. Extra special Funvillers have private time to play. ($) Funville Playground & Café, 4318 Holland Rd. 963-8683 (VB)

Monday                       28
T.A.P. Kickoff Pizza Party - 4 p.m. Teens. Be part of the Teen Advisory Panel! Janaf Library 441-5660 (N)
Baby Care 101 - 4:30-6 p.m. Discuss sleep safety, swaddling, diapering + more. RR Suffolk Pediatrics, 1009 Hill Pointe Blvd. 668-2256 (S)

Wednesday     30
Homeschool Lessons in the Garden: Animal Habitats & Homes - 10-11 a.m. Ages 5-9. Enjoy science lessons in nature. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)
So, You Want to Be an Architect - 5 p.m. Tweens & Teens. Explore the career and create your own building. Blyden Library 441-2852 (N)
Helping Young Children Manage Emotions - 6:30-8:30 p.m. Recognize emotional triggers and help children cope when upset. RR CHKD, 601 Children’s Lane 668-7402 (N)

Thursday                     31
Build Bash/Maker Mash - 5 p.m. School Age. Enhance your STEM skills with hands-on building materials. Blyden Library 441-2852 (N)
Old School Movies at the Center: Mean Girls - 7-9 p.m. Suffolk Center 514-4130 (S)

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RR - Reservations Required.

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