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July 2020 Calendar of Events

Check out these family-friendly events perfect for summer fun!

Due to health & safety guidance surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the listed events may be cancelled or postponed. Please call to confirm.

Wednesday 1

Chesapeake Farmers Market - 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Wed. & Sat. thru Nov. Shop seasonal produce grown by local farmers. City Park, 382-6348 (C)

Mayor’s Cup Blood Drive - 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Set an appt. at redcrossblood.org using code VBMayor. RR Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)

Greenbrier Farms Farm Market - 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily thru Dec. Browse fresh produce, dairy + more. Greenbrier Farms 421-2141 (C)

Nature Education: Picnic Plates - 10-11 a.m. Ages 3-9. Paint your own set of plates! RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)

Thursday 2

Sunset Kayaking - 6-8 p.m. Explore the plants & animals of Lake Whitehurst. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)

Friday 3

“Heroes Among Us” Opening Celebration - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Virtual awards presentation 7 p.m. on Facebook. On view thru 8/2. VB Art Center, 532 Va. Beach Blvd. 426-6671 (VB)

Food Truck Friday - 4:30-7:30 p.m. Every Fri. in July. Farm animals, barrel train rides, strawberry picking + food. Social distancing rules apply. Hickory Ridge Farm 560-6763 (C)

Saturday 4

Happy Fourth of July!

Drive-Through Food Pantry - 9-11 a.m. Every Sat. in July. Bring food donations to support your neighbor in need. Light of Hope UMC, 208 S. Plaza Trail 340-5775 (VB)

Downtown Farmers Market - 9 a.m.-noon. Every Sat. Browse farm produce & fresh meats. BSV Lot, Main Street 357-2214 (Smithfield)

Military Family Weekend - 9 a.m.-5 p.m. thru Sun. Military families enjoy 50% off admission + membership discounts. ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1500 (NN)

Independence Day Bash - 2 p.m. Enjoy a cookout, specials, music, games + more. The Cafe on Shore, 4640 Shore Dr. 226-9879 (VB)

Landstown Commons Cruise-In - 4 p.m. Spon. by Car Club Council of HR. Every Sat. thru Oct. Music, entertainment + more. Donation per vehicle ($) Landstown Commons 722-1877 (VB)

Independence Day 5K - 7-11 a.m. All ages. Funds benefit Annual Giving Campaign. RR ($) Mt. Trashmore Family YMCA, 4441 South Blvd. 456-9622 (VB)

Sunday 5

George E. Smith Memorial Car Show - 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Prizes, vendors + more. Portion of proceeds to benefit SE Food Bank. ($) Landstown Commons Shopping Center 722-1877 (VB)

Pokemon League & Casual Play - 3-8 p.m. Every Sun. Bring your Trainer ID. Tower of Games, 5405 Indian River Rd. 420-8008 (VB)

Tuesday 7

Jr. Garden Artists: All About Birds - 10-11 a.m. Ages 4+. Paint your own bird feeder and bird house to decorate your garden. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)

Welcome, Baby! - 5-6 p.m. Ask questions & tour the office. RR General Booth Pediatrics, 2088 Princess Anne Rd. 668-6700 (VB)

Wednesday 8

Tween Garden Artists: Rock Succulent Gardens - 10-11 a.m. Ages 10-17. Use painted rocks to design your own succulent garden. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)

Georgia Peach Truck Tour - 12 p.m. Buy fresh peaches by the box! McDonald Garden Center, 1144 Independence Blvd. 464-5564 (VB)

Welcome, Baby! - 6-7 p.m. Discuss immunizations, breastfeeding, sleep safety + more. RR Pediatric Specialists, 885 Kempsville Rd. 461-6342 (N)

Thursday 9

Monthly Open House - 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ask questions & tour the office. RR Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg, 119 Bulifants Blvd. 564-7337 (W)

Sunset Kayaking - 6-8 p.m. Explore the plants & animals of Lake Whitehurst. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)

Friday 10

NatureKid To-Go Kit: Little Gardener - 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Ages 4+. Paint a wooden bird house + start a veggie garden at home! RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)

Friday Night Hoedown - 7-9 p.m. Every Sat. thru Oct. Enjoy live music, line dancing + more. VB Farmers Market 385-4388 (VB)

Saturday 11

Rain Barrel Workshop - 9 a.m. Family. Learn how to make a 55-gallon barrel. RR ($) VB Farmers Market 385-4388 (VB)

MOCA Reopening - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Daily times vary. Social distancing and sanitation practices apply. Follow a set path through the museum. RR ($) Va. MOCA 425-0000 (VB)

SkyWatch - Sunset-11 p.m. Join Back Bay Amateur Astronomers for star watching & learn to use a telescope. Northwest River Park 421-7151 (C)

Monday 13

Little Sprout Explorers: Under a Log - 10-11 a.m. Ages 3-5. Visit some wiggle worms to learn about vermicomposting. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)

Tuesday 14

Diver Down! - 3-3:30 p.m. Ages 5-12. Spon. by Nauticus. Learn about diving equipment + hands-on family exploration of the ocean. RR nauticus.org/curious-kids-diver-down, 664-1000 (Virtual)

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class - 6-7 p.m. Get a good start with your baby. RR Coastal Pediatrics, 1735 City Center Blvd. 337-8300 (Elizabeth City)

Wednesday 15

Tween Garden Artists: Nature Sculpting - 10-11 a.m. Ages 10-17. Design natural sculptures w/ clay & garden materials. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)

Friday 17

NatureKid To-Go Kit: Kid Scientists - 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Ages 8+. Dissect an owl pellet and practice the scientific method on seed germination. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)

Dreamland Drive-In - 7-11 p.m. Spon. by the DeGood Foundation. Petting farm, food trucks, vendors + drive-in movie. RR ($) Hunt Club Farm 427-9520 (VB)

Saturday 18

Spring Dust Off: Cruisin’ Through the Decades - 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Car show to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-Va. Ch. ($) Landstown Commons Shopping Center 772-1877 (VB)

Painting Perfection Workshop - 10 a.m.-noon. Ages 16+. Bring an unfinished painting for critique and completion. RR ($) Smithfield Arts Center, 357-7707 (Smithfield)

Saturday “SUN” Day - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Join Back Bay Amateur Astronomers for this public solar viewing event. Elizabeth River Park 382-6411 (C)

Dino on the Loose - 1-1:15 p.m. Enjoy a dinosaur parade, photo ops w/ T. rex & a roaring good time! ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)

Monday 20

Little Sprout Explorers: Up in a Tree - 10-11 a.m. Ages 3-5. Learn about creatures who call the garden canopy their home. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)

Wednesday 22

Virtual Open House - 10 a.m. thru Sun. Attend a Virtual Info Session with our Head of School and Division Directors to learn more. Individual On-Campus Tours also available. RR cba-va.org/openhouse. 497-6200 (Virtual)

Tween Garden Artists: Leaf Painting - 10-11 a.m. Ages 10-17. Paint a masterpiece. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)

HRFTA Food Truck Rodeo - 4-8 p.m. Every 2nd & 4th Wed. thru Oct. Find your favorite food truck or try a new one! Back Bay’s Farmhouse Brewing Co., 1805 Kempsville Rd. 512-6430 (VB)

Friday 24

NatureKid To-Go Kit: Fairy & Gnome Garden Home - 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Ages 4+. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)

Saturday 25

Care-A-Lot Dog Luring - 7-10 a.m. Bring your dog for a good chase. RR ($) Care-A-Lot, 1617 Diamond Springs Rd. 457-9431 (VB)

Rides & Coffee - 8 a.m.-noon. Every last Sat. Enjoy raffles, demos, donuts + more. Detail Garage, 4239 Holland Rd. 453-1245 (VB)

Celebrate Parks & Rec Month - 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy yard game tournaments, scavenger hunt + more. Mt. Trashmore Park 385-2990 (VB)

FantaSci 2020: Virtual Edition - 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Spon. by Ches. Public Library. Live demos, panels & activities. facebook.com/chesapeakepubliclibrary, 410-7100 (virtual)

Summer Santa Pictures - 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Bring your furry friends for a picture with Santa! ($) Care-A-Lot, 5457 Indian River Rd. 395-4800 (VB)

Jolly July Festival - 12-6 p.m. Spon. by Va. Art w/ Heart. Enjoy local arts & crafts + entertainment. ($) Pembroke Mall 574-7460 (VB)

Va. Caribbean Music & Food Festival - 2-10 p.m. Enjoy Caribbean music, food, vendors, Kids Zone play area + performances. ($) VB Sportsplex, 2044 Landstown Centre Way 718-4881 (VB)

Monday 27

Little Sprout Explorers: In Your Backyard - 10-11 a.m. Ages 3-5. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)

Wednesday 29

Tween Terrariums - 10-11 a.m. Ages 10-17. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)

Friday 31

T.E.A.C.H. Prom 2020 - 7-11 p.m. Ages 15+. Homeschoolers enjoy a masquerade ball! RR ($) Grand Affairs Catering www.teachhomeschool.com/prom, 460-9786 (VB)

Please call to confirm. RR - Reservation req’d.  ($) Fee (C) Chesapeake (H) Hampton  (N) Norfolk  (NN) Newport News  (P) Portsmouth (S) Suffolk  (VB) Va. Beach  (W) W’burg

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