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August 2022 Events Calendar

Enjoy the last month of summer with these exciting activities.

Due to health & safety concerns, some of the listed events may be cancelled or postponed. Please call to confirm.

Monday 1
Roots Week ‘22 - Times vary thru Sun. Hosted by Teens w/ a Purpose. Virtual business meetings, performances, healing circles + more. RR ($) 700 E. Olney Rd. 757-747-2679 (N)
Make & Take Mondays - All day. Enjoy weekly crafts & activity stations. Russell Memorial Library 757-410-7020 (C)
Family Storyime - 9:30-10 a.m. Enjoy stories, rhymes & songs. Russell Memorial Library 757-410-7020 (C)
Teeny Tiny Farm Petting Zoo - 10 a.m.-noon. Come say hello to the animals! RR Lafayette Library 757-441-2842 (N)
Simple Yoga for Real People - 10:30-11:30 p.m. Mon. & Fri. via Zoom. RR ($) Wells Therapeutics 757-490-9488 (Virtual)
Cedar Hill Cemetery Stroll - 4-5:30 p.m. Also 8/27. Learn about Suffolk’s unique heritage. RR ($) Suffolk Visitor Center 757-514-4130 (S)
Gardening Talks - 7 p.m. via Zoom. Discuss common pests & diseases of the vegetable garden. VB Master Gardeners, www.vbmg.org (Virtual)
Something Rotten - 8 p.m. Times vary thru 8/7. Brothers attempt to preempt Shakespeare’s next big hit. ($) Little Theatre of VB, 550 Barberton Dr. 757-428-9233 (VB)

Tuesday 2
Blood Drive - 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Also 8/30. Spon. by American Red Cross. Save a life, give blood. RR Hampton Coliseum 1-800-RED-CROSS (H)
COVID Vaccines & Boosters - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Every Tues. Chesapeake Health Dept., 748 Battlefield Blvd. 757-382-8650 (C)
Tucker Children’s Book Club - 10:30-11:30 a.m. Read & discuss children’s books. RR Tucker Memorial Library 757-823-4200 (N)
Disney & More Game Show - 7 p.m. Every Tues. Also featuring sci-fi & super heroes. ($) FFX Theatre, 206 16th St. 757-797-4020 (VB)

Wednesday 3
Curbside Food Pantry - 10-11:30 a.m. Every Wed. Supporting seniors in wellness. PrimePlus Senior Ctr., 7300 Newport Ave. 757-625-5857 (N)
Great Dismal Swamp Safari - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Also 8/13, 8/17 & 8/27. Learn about the history, lore, vegetation & wildlife in this outdoor adventure. RR ($) Suffolk Visitor Ctr. 757-514-4130 (S)
Farmers Market - 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Every Wed. Chesapeake Health Dept., 748 Battlefield Blvd. 757-382-8650 (C)
“Great Bridge Past & Present” Art Show - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. thru 8/14. View works from 25+ local artists. ($) Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways Museum 757-482-4480 (C)
Canasta - 12 p.m. Seniors. Enjoy playing cards. PrimePlus Senior Center 757-625-5857 (N)
Fossils, Franklinite, Furs & More - 2 p.m. Every Wed. Ages 10+. Enjoy a BTS tour, educational materials + hands-on experiences. RR ($) Va. Living Museum 757-595-1900 (NN)
Garden Lovers Tour - 3 p.m. Every other Wed. thru 9/14. Find out what’s blooming w/ tips for home gardening. RR ($) Va. Living Museum 757-595-1900 (NN)
VIBES Open Mic - 5-6 p.m. via Instagram. Every Wed. Teens & YA. Share your latest work. Teens with a Purpose 757-747-2679 (Virtual)
Ynot Wednesdays Summer Concert Series - 5-9 p.m. Every Wed. thru Aug. Music, food, vendors + more. Sandler Center 757-385-2528 (VB)
Family Night - 5:30-9 p.m. Every Wed. AYCE pizza & skating. ($) Haygood Roller Skating Ctr., 1036 Ferry Plantation Rd. 757-460-1138 (VB)
Meet the Artist: Carol Mitchell - 6-7:30 p.m. Adults. Explore the artistic bond between artists Carol Mitchell & her late husband, Isaiah Tate. Central Library 757-385-0150 (VB)
Summer Breeze Concert Series - 6-9 p.m. Every Wed. thru Aug. Enjoy music, food trucks + craft beer. Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg 888-965-7254 (W)
Pirate Adventure/Fun & Games Show - 7 p.m. Every Wed. & Sat. ($) FFX Theatre, 206 16th St. 757-797-4020 (VB)
Tidewater Winds Concert: A Bernstein Tribute - 7-9 p.m. Enjoy a relaxing night in the park. Chesapeake City Park 757-48-0953 (C)

Thursday 4
Farmers Market - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Every Thurs. Western Tidewater Health District, 135 Hall Ave. 757-514-4765 (S)
Children’s Museum of VA: Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere - 10:30-11 a.m. Ages 3-5. See the amazing spheres of color you can make. RR Larchmont Library 757-441-5335 (N)
Sharks After Dark - 6 p.m. Adults. Enjoy animals & exhibits free from daytime crowds. RR ($) Va. Aquarium 757-385-3474 (VB)
Sunset Thursdays - 6:30-9 p.m. Every Thurs. Music, food & sunsets on the river. High Street Landing 757-393-8000 (P)
Couples Date Night Game Show - 7 p.m. Every Thurs. ($) FFX Theatre, 206 16th St. 757-797-4020 (VB)
The Summer Stars - Call for times. Also 8/11. Learn mythology associated w/ the summer sky. RR Chesapeake Planetarium 757-547-0153 (C)

Friday 5
Beyond the Frame Series - Ongoing via social media. Every 1st Fri. Enjoy a BTS look at the world-class art collection. Mariners’ Museum 757-596-2222 (Virtual)
Pollinator & Cut Flower Garden Group - 10 a.m. Every Fri. Seniors. Bring gloves, hat, tools. RR Norfolk Fitness & Wellness Center 757-625-5857 (N)
Civil War Lecture - 12 p.m. In-person & live stream. Learn about the Battle of Mobile Bay. RR ($) Mariners’ Museum 757-596-2222 (NN)
Let’s Go LEGO - 1-2 p.m. Come and be creative. Tucker Memorial Library 757-823-4200 (N)
First Fridays - 5-8 p.m. thru Oct. Enjoy music, art opening & free museum admission. Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center 757-393-8543 (P)
Cocktails at the Charles - 5:30 p.m. Enjoy happy hour & view current exhibitions. ($) Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center 757-727-1490 (H)
Smithfield Ruritans Cruise-In - 6-8 p.m. Every 1st Fri. Luter Sports Complex, 900 W. Main St. 757-365-4200 (Smithfield)
TGIF Summer Concert Series - 6-9:30 p.m. Every Fri. Family fun, vendors & more. Constant’s Wharf Park & Marina 757-514-7267 (S)
Fun & Games Show - 7 p.m. Every Fri. & Sun. ($) FFX Theatre, 206 16th St. 757-797-4020 (VB)
Wine Tasting - 7:15 p.m. Every 1st Fri. Enjoy tastings + specials. ($) Pagan River Wine Merchants, 409 S. Church St. 757-357-5375 (Smithfield)
Pippin the Musical - 8 p.m. Times vary thru 8/28. Follow a young prince searching for meaning, significance, and an extraordinary life. ($) Little Theatre of Norfolk, 801 Claremont Ave. 757-627-8551 (N)

Saturday 6
CEC JAM - 7-9 a.m. Every Sat. Bring your favorite instrument to make joyful noise. Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church St. 757-407-6333 (Smithfield)
Chesapeake Criterium - 8 a.m. Family. Experience top-level bike racing! RR ($) Chesapeake Municipal Center 757-547-7188 (C)
Yorktown Market Days - Every Sat. 8 a.m.-noon. Shop for seasonal produce, seafood, meats, breads, and arts and crafts from local artists. Riverwalk Landing (Yorktown)
Smithfield Farmers Market - 9 a.m.-noon. Every Sat. Produce, crafters, music & more. BSV Lot, 115 Main St. 757-357-5182 (Smithfield)
Old Beach Art & Eco Market - 9 a.m.-noon Every Sat. thru Oct. Find eco-friendly businesses, artists & more. ViBe Park 757-486-0469 (VB)
Buckroe Beach Farmers Market - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Every Sat. Themed market days, vendors + more. Buckroe Beach Gazebo 757-877-2933 (H)
Olde Towne Antiques & Flea Market - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 1st Sat. Browse antique, vintage wares & crafts. Middle Street 757-339-1876 (P)
20th Anniversary of USS Monitor’s Turret Recovery - 10 a.m. All ages. Enjoy in-gallery activities & lectures. ($) Mariners’ Museum 757-596-2222 (NN)
Meet the Artists - 11a.m.-2 p.m. Also 8/13. Discuss works on display + artworks for sale. ($) Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways Museum 757-482-4480 (C)
Lunch n’ Lego Club - 12-1:30 p.m. Every Sat. Enjoy Lego-based activities & practice social skills. RR ($) Inside Out Learners, Inc., 1220 Executive Blvd. 757-436-2722 (C)
Love Your Neighbor Block Party - 12-5 p.m. Family. Spon. by LINK of HR. enjoy food, music, interactive experiences & more. Tradition Brewing Co. 757-592-9393 (NN)
Super Science Sleuths - 1:30-2 p.m. Every Sat. Meet wildlife, touch artifacts & explore. ($) Va. Living Museum 757-595-1900 (NN)
Piggy Bank Painting Workshop - 2-3 p.m. Family. Choose your own ceramic bank to decorate & fire up at the studio for pickup. RR Jordan-Newby Anchor Library 757-823-4800 (N)
757 Teen Connect - 3:30 p.m. Every Sat. Radio show for teens, by teens. Teens with a Purpose 757-747-2679 (Virtual)
Water Lantern Festival - 5:30-9:30 p.m. Family. Fun, happiness, hope & great memories. ($) Mt. Trashmore Park 757-385-2990 (VB)
Fireside Chat - 7:30-8:30 p.m. Mingle, chat & hear campfire tales. RR Northwest River Park 757-421-7151 (C)

Sunday 7
Family Fest - 10 a.m. Celebrate current exhibitions w/ activities, artmaking & more. Va. MOCA 425-0000 (VB)
VIP Living Exhibits Tour - 12 p.m. Also 8/21. Learn about animal behavior & care. RR ($) Va. Living Museum 757-595-1900 (NN)
Harvest Market - 12-3 p.m. Also 8/21. Enjoy the best in local food & vendors. Oozlefinch Beers & Blending, 81 Patch Rd. 757-636-7922 (H)
Sundays at 4: Terrific Teen Talent - 4 p.m. Enjoy performances by musical tudents. Christ Episcopal Church 757-357-2826 (Smithfield)
Groovin’ by the Bay - 5-8 p.m. Every Sun. Enjoy concerts on the beach & park. North First St. 757-751-5593 (H)

Monday 8
Sensory Open Play - 10-11 a.m. Pre-K-Gr. 2. Children w/sensory processing needs explore sensory stimulation thru stories, music & activities. RR Joint-Use Library 757-385-0150 (VB)
Escape the Room: Percy Jackson - 6:30-8 p.m. Gr. 6-12. Solve puzzles to escape the room. RR Pr. Anne Library 757-385-0150 (VB)

Tuesday 9
In the Kitchen w/ Invasive Species - 9:30-11 a.m. Learn the role of invasive species on our environment. ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 757-441-5830 (N)
Little Buds - 9:30-11:30 a.m. Also 8/23. School age. Interactive program about plants, animals & people. RR ($) Va. Zoo. 757-441-2374 (N)

Wednesday 10
Monthly Open House - 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tour the office. RR Pediatric Associates of W’burg, 119 Bulifants Blvd. 757-564-7337 (W)
Port Warwick Summer Concert Series: Jesse Chong Band - 6-9 p.m. Port Warwick, Loftis Blvd. 757-223-0284 (NN)

Thursday 11
Instagram Live Chat w/ Erin Fostel - 11 a.m. via Instagram. Discuss current exhibitions. Va. MOCA 425-0000 (Virtual)
WebEx Live: Youth Trivia Night! - 6-6:45 p.m. Gr. 3-5. Test your trivia knowledge. RR VB Public Library 757-385-0150 (Virtual)
Symphony by the Sea - 7:30-9 p.m. Also 8/18 & 8/25. VIP memberships available. Enjoy beachfront pops during a magical evening by the sea. Oceanfront, 31st St. Stage, 757-498-0215 (VB)

Saturday 13
The Creative Writing INDOC - Call for times. Active duty, veterans, family & caregivers. Learn basics & sharpen skills during this 3-hour class. RR The Muse Writers Center 757-818-9880 (N)
Saturday “SUN” Day - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Join Back Bay Amateur Astronomers for a solar viewing event. Elizabeth River Park 757-382-6411 (C)
Weekends on the Lake - 10 a.m-2 p.m. Also Sun. BYO Kayak, canoe, SUP & life jacket. Oak Grove Lake Park 757-382-6411 (C)
Bike the Arts District - 10:30 a.m. Also 9/10. Enjoy a 3-mile guided tour visiting landmarks & more. RR High Street Landing 757-447-4308 (P)
Sensory Friendly Morning - 7:30-9 a.m. Every 2nd Sat. Enjoy animals & exhibits with limited sounds & other mods. RR ($) Va. Aquarium 757-385-3474 (VB)
Piggy Bank Painting Workshop - 2-3 p.m. RR Pretlow Anchor Library 757-441-1750 (N)
Vermiculture Workshop - 2-3:30 p.m. Create your own worm composting bin. RR ($) Va. Living Museum 757-595-1900 (NN)
Stargazing & Laser Evening - 5 p.m. Every 2nd Sat. View the night sky + planetarium program & laser shows. ($) Va. Living Museum 757-595-1900 (NN)
Jazz in the Park - 5-9 p.m. Enjoy artists from Blues to Funk to Fusion. Food vendors on site. Chesapeake City Park 757-382-6411 (C)
Legends of Main Street: A Suffolk Ghost Walk - 8-9:30 p.m. Enjoy a hair-raising enounter with the spirited side of Suffolk. RR ($) 524 N. Main St. 757-514-4130 (S)

Sunday 14
Friendly Hours - 9-11 a.m. Every 2nd Sun. Experience the museum w/ reduced sound & lighting. RR ($) Mariners’ Museum 757-596-2222 (NN)
Va. Children’s Chorus Auditions - Call for appt. Also 8/16 & 8/20. Visit www.vachildrenschorus.org for more info. (N)

Tuesday 16
Wildflower Meadow Walk & Talk - 9:30-11 a.m. Enjoy a casual informative walk. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 757-441-5830 (N)

Wednesday 17
Yogi Tots & Parents - 9:30-10 a.m. Namaste! Enjoy yoga lessons & meditations for toddlers. RR Russell Memorial Library 757-410-7020 (C)
Blood Drive - 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Hosted by American Red Cross. Save a life, give blood. RR Mariners’ Museum 1-800-RED-CROSS (NN)
The Family Garden Series - 11 a.m.-noon. Learn about ecology, recycling & horticulture. Cuffee Outreach Library 757-410-7100 (C)
Senior Center Advisory Council Meeting - 1:15 p.m. Give feedback on classes, special events & more. PrimePlus Senior Ctr. 757-625-5857 (N)
Positive Discipline - 6:30-7:30 p.m. Parents of ages 5-12. Learn techniques that establish strong relationships & responsible children. RR CHKD, www.chkd.org/class, 757-667-7402 (Virtual)
Jefferson Starship - 7 p.m. Enjoy classic rock. 24th St. Park 757-385-7873 (VB)

Thursday 18
Miller Jazz Series: After Bebop - 7:30 p.m. Enjoy this cool performance. ($) Sandler Center 757-385-2787 (VB)
United States Army Field Band Concert - 8 p.m. Featuring the Soldiers’ Chorus. RR The American Theatre 757-838-4203 (H)

Friday 19
HR History Lecture - 12 p.m. In-person & Live stream. Learn about Brig. Gen. Billy Mitchell. RR Mariners’ Museum 757-596-2222 (NN)
Helping Young Children Manage Emotion - 12-1 p.m. Parents of ages 2-6. Develop secure attachments, manage challenges & develop positive coping skills. RR CHKD, www.chkd.org/class, 757-667-7402 (Virtual)

Saturday 20
Foraging Hike - 9 a.m.-noon. Learn uses of wild plants for food & medicine w/ Vickie Shufer. RR ($) Wild Woods Farm 757-406-0061 (VB)
Khedive Shriners Fun & Shine Car Show - 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy crafters, vendors, food & more. Khedive Temple Greenbrier, 645 Woodlake Dr. 757-420-4510 (C)
Va. Honey Bee Festival - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy bee products, activities, vendors & more. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 757-441-5830 (N)
Hometown Heroes Tour of Cedar Hill Cemetery - 11 a.m.-noon. Honor fallen soldiers who died in combat. RR ($) Seaboard Station Railroad Museum 757-514-4130 (S)
SoNo ZineFest - 12-5 p.m. Enjoy local art, zines, workshops, vendors, foods & more. Elizabeth River Park 757-410-7100 (C)
20/30 Writers Club - 1-3 p.m. Every 3rd Sat. via Zoom. Ages 20-30. Chat about writing, craft, current projects & more. RR The Muse Writers Center 757-818-9880 (Virtual)
Hurrah Players: Big Dreams & Ice Cream - 2 p.m. Also Sun. Enjoy a sweet cabaret w/ songs, dance & comedy acts. ($) Copeland Center, 112 W. Wilson Ave. 757-627-5437 (N)
Southeast Community Celebration - 5-7 p.m. Enjoy music, dancing, inflatable obstacle course & more. King-Lincoln Park 757-886-7912 (NN)
ZooGrooves - 5:30-9 p.m. Enjoy live music, food and fun. RR ($) Virginia Zoo. 757-441-2374 (N)
Skywatch - Sunset-12 a.m. Join Back Bay Amateur Astronomers to view the night sky. Northwest River Park 757-382-6411 (C)

Sunday 21
Coastal Craft Beer Festival - 1-6 p.m. Sample beers + live music, food & fun. ($) Neptune’s Park 800-822-3224 (VB)
Summer of Adventure at the Center - 2-4 p.m. Enjoy a viewing of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. ($) Suffolk Center 757-923-2900 (S)

Tuesday 23
Plant-A-Row - 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Donate your homegrown produce & help feed the hungry. Central Library 757-410-7100 (C)
Kids Paint Day - 2-4 p.m. Materials provided. RR Russell Memorial Library 757-410-7020 (C)

Wednesday 24
Helping Young Children Manage Emotion - 6:30-7:30 p.m. Parents of ages 2-6. Develop secure attachments, manage challenges & develop positive coping. RR CHKD, www.chkd.org/class, 757-667-7402 (Virtual)
Haunted Halloween Auditions - 7-9 p.m. Seeking actors & event staff. Hunt Club Farm, 2388 London Bridge Rd. 757-427-9520 (VB)

Thursday 25
Nature Academy: Keeping Forests - 9-11 a.m. Ages 5-12. Learn about erosion & why preventing it is so important. RR ($) Chesapeake Arboretum 757-382-1359 (C)
Nutritional Cooking for a Healthier You - 12-2 p.m. Learn to cook w/ seasonal produce. RR S. Norfolk Memorial Library 757-410-7100 (C)
Gardening for the Home Brewer - 1-3 p.m. Explore what plants work well in home brews. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 757-441-5830 (N)
Latin Line Dancing - 5:30-6:30 p.m. Spice up your dance moves with a little “sabor”! RR South Norfolk Memorial Library 757-410-7100 (C)
Sip & Spell: Adult Spelling Bee - 7-9 p.m. Ages 21+. Learn new words & enjoy spelling flubs. Nansemond Brewing Station, 212 E. Washington St. 757-514-7323 (S)

Friday 26
Garden Highlights Walk & Talk - 10-11:30 a.m. Enjoy a casual informative walk. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 757-441-5830 (N)
Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival - 5-11 p.m. Also Sat. Hear int’l smooth jazz musicians. ($) Town Point Park 757-441-2345 (N)
Boo Williams Alumni Game - 6-9 p.m. Also Sat. Watch the documentary “Who is Boo?” + activities. ($) Boo Williams Sportsplex 757-637-7300 (H)

Saturday 27
Vintage Trixie’s Curiosity Faire - 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Discover odd, weird & curious findings + performances. ($) Chesapeake Conference Center 757-410-4884 (C)
Historic Suffolk Bus Tour - 2-3:30 p.m. Trace Suffolk’s legacy through historic homes, neighborhoods, churches & Va. Civil War trails. RR ($) Suffolk Visitor Center 757-514-4130 (S)
Bowling for Rhinos - 6-8 p.m. All ages. Proceeds go toward saving rhinos. RR ($) Pinboys at the beach, 1577 Laskin Rd. 757-441-2374 (N)
Guided Nature Hike - 7-9:30 p.m. Learn about this unique & diverse park. RR Northwest River Park 757-382-6411 (C)

Sunday 28
Lake Drummond Kayaking - 9:15-11:30 a.m. RR ($) Suffolk Visitor Ctr. 757-514-4130 (S)
Village Family Food Pantry - 3-5 p.m. 4th Sun. Free groceries, clothes & more. First Calvary Baptist Church, 813 Henry St. 757-622-7418 (N)
Bluegrass Brunch - 12-4 p.m. Every 4th Sun. Food trucks + music. Commonwealth Brewing Co. 757-305-9652 (VB)

Monday 29
Guitar Tunes - 12:30 p.m. Enjoy this guitar concert w/ Bernie Mayer. Norfolk Fitness & Wellness Center 757-625-5857 (N)

Tuesday 30
Afternoon at the Movies: The Long, Long Trailer - 12 p.m. Enjoy this 1954 American Ansco Color road comedy film starring Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz. PrimePlus Senior Center 757-625-5857 (N)

Please call to confirm. RR - Reservation req’d.
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