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August 2018

Welcome to Tidewater Family’s August Calendar of Events

Wednesday     1
B&H Farmer’s Market - 9:30-3:30 p.m. Every Wed. Enjoy fresh, local produce. Chesapeake Health Dept., 748 Battlefield Blvd. N. 382-8650 (C)
Destination: Dinosaur – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily through Sept. 3. Try a fossil dig, meet a Stegosaurus and other life-like dinosaurs, and more! ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)
Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily through Sept. 3. Enjoy games and challenges, and dig for treasure with a robotic arm! ($) Nauticus 664-1000 (N)
Jumping Beans - 10 a.m.-noon. Every Wed. Jump time for ages 6 and under w/parent. ($) 701 Lynnhaven Pkwy. 905-5867 (VB)
Preschool Art Class - 10:30 a.m. Every Wed. Only $1 adm. through Labor Day. RR ($) Peninsula Fine Arts Center 596-8175 (NN)
Miercoles Maritimo - 10:30 a.m. Ages 18 mo.-8 yrs. Wed. thru summer. Engaging Spanish learning activities, storytime & craft. ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Food Truck Hump Days - 4 p.m. Every 1st & 3rd Wed. thru Sept. Kids’ activities & entertainment. Courtyard Square Park 408-2245 (C)
Teens with a Purpose: Music Workshop - 5-8 p.m. Every Wed. Positive music, rap + more. VCM Teen Center 747-2679 (N)
Ynot Wednesdays - 5-9 p.m. Every Wed. in Aug. Music, kids’ crafts, farmers market + artisan market. Sandler Center 557-6925 (VB)
VHS Summer Concert Series - 6-9 p.m. Every Wed. thru 8/29. Bring a picnic. William Styron Square 223-0284 (NN)
Planetarium Shows - 8:30 p.m. Wed. thru summer. Pretlow Planetarium 683-3865 (N)

Thursday                     2
Toddler Trek - 10 & 11 a.m. Every Thurs. Ages 2-5. ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
TRDance: Parent & Me - 10-11 a.m. Every Thurs. Ages 2-3. Fun and exciting dancing RR ($) TRDance, 325 Granby St. 626-3262 (N)
Farmers’ Market - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Every Thurs. City Ctr. at Oyster Point 873-2020 (NN)
Crafty Thursdays - 10:15-11:15 a.m. All ages. Oceanfront Library 385-2640 (VB)
Tickle My Ears - 10:30-11 a.m. Every 1st Thurs. Stories & songs. Chrysler Museum 333-6221 (N)
Hurrah Players: Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” - 1-2 p.m. Face off against the evil Maleficent + meet the cast. MacArthur Center 627-6000 (N)
Back-to-School Immunizations - 1-3:30 p.m. Pre-K-Gr. 12. Every Thurs. in Aug. Chesapeake Health Dept. 382-8631 (C)
Summer Concert Series - 5:30-8 p.m. Every Thurs. thru 8/30. Towne Place at Greenbrier, 725 Eden Way N. 627-8611 (C)
Sunset Thursdays - 6:30-9 p.m. Every Thurs. thru 9/6. Bring a chair for waterfront concerts. High Street Landing 393-8481 (P)
Music by the Bay - 7-8:30 p.m. Every Thurs. in Aug. Ft. Monroe Continental Park 637-7778 (Ft. Monroe)
Summer Stars - 8 p.m. Every Thurs. thru 8/30. Chesapeake Planetarium 547-0153 (C)

Friday              3
Family Fun Friday - 10 a.m. 1st Fri. thru Sept. Enjoy crafts, activities, and art discoveries. RR ($) Chrysler Museum 664-6200 (N)
Creative Writing Workshop - 10-11:30 a.m. Instructed by Lisa Hartz. RR ($) Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center 393-5258 (P)
Sensory Friendly Fridays - 2-4 p.m. Every Fri. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) enjoy a comfortable environment. ($) Peninsula Fine Arts Ctr. 596-8175 (NN)
First Fri. Concert - 5-8 p.m. 1st Fri. thru Oct. Ports. Art & Cultural Center 393-8543 (P)
Zoo Grooves: The Deloreans - 5:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy exhibits, summer fare + local brews. ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
TGIF Summer Concert: Soul Intent - 6-9:30 p.m. Bennett’s Creek Park 514-7267 (S)
Farmers Market Hoedowns - 7-10 p.m. Every Fri. 3649 Dam Neck Rd. 385-4388 (VB)
Fireworks Show - 9:30 p.m. Fri.-Sun. thru Sept. ($) Busch Gardens 229-4386 (W)

Saturday                      4
Coast Guard City Celebration: 10K Run - 7 a.m.-noon. RR ($) Union Bank + Trust Pavilion, 16 Crawford Cir. 393-8000 (P)
Old Beach Farmer’s Market - 9 a.m.-noon. Sat. Croc’s 19th St. Bistro 202-9533 (VB)
Green Market & Art Market - 9 a.m.-12. Sat. 18th St. & Cypress Ave. 202-9533 (VB)
Suffolk Farmers’ Market - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. Suffolk Visitor Ctr. Pavilion 514-4130 (S)
Buckroe Beach Farmers Market - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Most Sat. thru Nov. Local produce + more. Buckroe Beach Gazebo, First St. 877-2933 (H)
STEM Saturday - 10 a.m. Every 1st & 3rd Sat. Investigate robotics, physics, chemistry + more. ($) Va. Air & Space Center 727-0900 (H)
Kinder Chefs - 10 a.m. Ages 3-7. Every Sat. RR ($) Now You’re Cooking Culinary Studio, 1128 Battlefield Blvd. N. 401-4400 (C)
Antiques to Flea Market - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 1st Sat. Middle St. Garage 339-1876 (P)
Get On the Bus - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Gr. K-12. Free vaccines, physicals + more. Oscar Smith Middle School 547-0545 (C)
Storytime & Activities - 11 a.m. Every Sat. Barnes & Noble Town Center 671-2331 (VB)
Make a Chocolate Bar - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 1st Sat. ($) Royal Chocolate 557-6925 (VB)
Big Ugly Grand Opening - 12 p.m. Enjoy live music all day. Big Ugly Brewing Co., 845 Battlefield Blvd. S. 609-2739 (C)
Edventure Program: Artsy Animal - 1-2 p.m. Ages 2-12. Activity stations, animal ambassador visit + more. RR ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Tales to Tails - 2 p.m. Every 1st Sat.  Share stories with therapy dogs! Permission req’d. RR Black Library 441-5805 (N)
Downtown Hampton Block Party - 6-10:30 p.m. Every Sat. thru Aug. Music, food trucks, vendors + kids’ activities. Queens Way 727-1271 (H)
Fireside Chat & Chomp - 7:30-8:30 p.m. Every Sat. thru Oct. Mingle & hear campfire tales. Northwest River Park 421-7151 (C)

Sunday                        5
Meditation for Kids - 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Most Sun. Ages 4-12. ($) Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Ctr., 156 Newtown Rd. #A2 504-4425 (VB)
Prayers for World Peace - 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Most Sun. Adults. 2 guided meditations. Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Ctr. 504-4425 (VB)
Zoo Program: It Takes All Kinds - 2-4:30 p.m. Animal encounter + science lessons. RR ($) Children’s Museum 393-5258 (P)
Birthplace Tours - 3:45 & 5 p.m. Every Sun. Adults. RR Ches. Reg. Med. Ctr. 312-6508 (C)
Groovin’ by the Bay - 6-9 p.m. Every Sun. thru 9/3. Buckroe Beach & Park 727-8311 (H)

Monday                       6
Lightbridge Academy Open House Week - 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Stop by Mon. thru Fri. and learn how we prepare your child for academic success. 2121 Salem Rd. 301-9900 (VB)
Art a la Cart: Crafty Mondays - 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Every Mon. thru Sept. Bayside Library 385-2680 (VB)
Maritime Monday - 10:30 a.m. Ages 18 mo.-8 yrs. Mon. thru summer. Activities, story & craft. ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)
TWP Teen Gatherings - 5:30-7:30 p.m. Every Mon. thru summer. Mason Arts & Technology Center, 700 E. Olney Rd. 747-2679 (N)           

Tuesday                       7
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. Every 1st Tues. RR ($) 135 Hall Ave. 624-6666 (S)
Welcome Baby! - 5-6 p.m. Discuss immunizations, breastfeeding, bathing, safety + more. RR General Booth Pediatrics 668-6700 (VB)
Poetry Workshop - 5-8 p.m. Every Tues. VCM Teen Center 747-2679 (N)
Teen Time: Gaming - 5:30-7 p.m. Gr. 6-12. 1st Tues. Challenge your friends and show off your skills. Kempsville Library 385-2627 (VB)
Teen “Spontaneous Theater” Troupe Training - 7-9 p.m. Every Tues. RR ($) Fellowship Ctr. 714-7142 (VB)

Wednesday     8
Wednesdays in the Wild - 6-7 p.m. Learn camping basics, cooking, and more. RR Northwest River Park 421-7151 (C)
Welcome Baby! - 6-7 p.m. Discuss immunizations, breastfeeding + more. RR Pediatric Specialists, 885 Kempsville Rd. 461-6342 (N)

Thursday                     9
Zoo Tykes: A Bug’s Life - 10-10:45 a.m. Ages 2-6. Learn about backyard critters with crafts, storytime. RR ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Wee Play Inclusive Group - 10-11:30 a.m. Every 2nd Thurs. Children with special needs enjoy therapeutic play and build social skills. Old Hampton Community Ctr. 825-4805 (H)
Mad Science Show: Up, Up & Away! - 1-2 p.m. Kids learn about the power of air. MacArthur Center 627-6000 (N)
Rolling on the River Food Truck Series - 4 p.m.-Sunset. Every 2nd & 4th Thurs. thru Sept. Elizabeth River Park 382-6411 (C)

Friday              10
Lion Day - 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Keeper chats + more. ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Coffee w/Friends - 5:30-8:30 p.m. Ages 12-17. 2nd Fri. Design a mug, watch a movie + more. RR ($) Kempsville Rec. Ctr. 385-1100 (VB)
Working Mom Meals Cooking Class - 6-9 p.m. Also 8/24. Spon. by Sentara Careplex & CIA. RR ($) Culinary Institute of Va., 11850 Merchants Walk, 736-0191 (NN)
TGIF Summer Concert Series: Touch of Spice - 6-9:30 p.m. Bennett’s Creek Park, 3000 Bennetts Creek Park Rd. 514-7267 (S)
Movie Night Girl Scout Sign-Up Event: Disney’s Brave - 6:30-8:30 p.m. Gr. K-12. Try your hand at archery while learning about Girl Scouts. RR Camp Skimino 1-800-77SCOUT (W)

Saturday                      11
One Mile with a Smile Run Series - 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Runs for all fitness levels throughout the day. RR ($) Oak Grove Lake Park 382-6411 (C)
Chesapeake Criterium Bike Race - 8 a.m. Families experience top-level bike racing. Chesapeake Municipal Center 547-7188 (C)
Breakfast with the Animals - 8-10 a.m. Enjoy breakfast while learning animal facts. RR ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Volunteer Day - 9-11 a.m. Be a river hero. RR Paradise Creek Nature Park 399-7487 (P)
River Cleanup - 9 a.m.-noon. Every 2nd Sat. All ages. Locations vary. Spon. by Lynnhaven River Now. 962-5398 (VB)
Art a la Cart - 12-2 p.m. All ages. Every 2nd Sat. New crafts every month. Joint Use Library 822-7800 (VB)
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival - 12-6 p.m. Enjoy entertainment, samples, + more to support Spirit of Hope Children’s Foundation. ($) Hunt Club Farm 427-9520 (VB)
ViBe Summer Concert Series: Commonwealth ViBez - 12-10 p.m. 2nd & 4th Sat. thru Aug. Music, vendors, craft beer + more. ViBe Park, 18th St. & Cypress Ave. 202-9533 (VB)
Tap! Tap! Craft Beer Festival - 2-7 p.m. Unlimited samples, food trucks + entertainment. ($) Greenbrier Farms 421-2141 (C)
Movies in the Park: Coco - 7-8:30 p.m. Portsmouth City Park 393-8481 (P)

Sunday                        12
Second Sundays Williamsburg - 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy living history, artisans, and more. Merchants Square 879-3029 (W)
One Love Caribbean Steel Drum Band - 5:30-7:30 p.m. Enjoy island music and good times. Elizabeth River Park 382-6411 (C)

Tuesday                       14
Cooperative Co-Parenting – 5-9 p.m. Every 2nd Tues. Adults. Prevent potential problems. RR ($) 424 W. 21st St., 624-6666 (N)
Teen Tuesdays: Technology - 5:30-7 p.m. Gr. 6-12. Every 2nd Tues. Try different types of technology. Kempsville Library 385-2627 (VB)
Girl Scouts STEM Sign-Up Event - 6-7 p.m. Gr. K-12. Learn about the girls leadership program. Thalia United Methodist Church 1-800-77SCOUT (VB)

Wednesday     15
La Leche League Meeting - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 3rd Wed. Free breastfeeding support. Churchland Library 966-5878 (P)
VIBES Open Mic - 5:30-7:30 p.m. 3rd Wed. Show your talent or enjoy the show! VCM Teen Center 747-2679 (N)
Helping Young Children Manage Emotions - 6:30-8:30 p.m. RR CHKD, 601 Children’s Lane 668-7402 (N)

Thursday                     16
Pre-K Art Day - 10-11 a.m. Every 3rd Thurs. Learn something new every month. ($) Va. MOCA 425-0000 (VB)
Art a la Cart - 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Every 3rd Thurs. Enjoy a fun craft in the Children’s Room. Joint Use Library 822-7800 (VB)
Kid’s Extravaganza - 1-2 p.m. Meet Ryan the Balloon Guy & Adam Rubin, author of “Dragons Love Tacos” + pizza art. MacArthur Center 627-6000 (N)
Welcome Baby! - 5:30-6:30 p.m. Discuss immunizations, breastfeeding, bathing, safety + more. RR Premier Pediatrics, 1181 First Colonial Rd. 668-4600 (VB)
Va. Symphony Orchestra: Symphony by the Sea - 7:30 p.m. Enjoy beachfront pops and classics. Neptune Park, 31st St. & Atlantic Ave. 892-6366 (VB)

Friday              17
TGIF Summer Concert Series: Vinyl Headlights - 6-9:30 p.m. Entertainment + children’s area. Bennett’s Creek Park, 3000 Bennetts Creek Park Rd. 514-7267 (S)

Saturday                      18
Honey Bee Festival - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy bee products, activities, vendors + more. ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)
Maker Fest - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Interactive demos, building robots, workshops + more. ($) Children’s Museum 393-5258 (P)
Storytime at the Station - 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-7. Enjoy stories + themed craft. Seaboard Station Railroad Museum, 326 N. Main St. 514-4135 (S)
National Honeybee Day - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Activities, crafts, stories + more. ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Open Studio: Weaving an Identity - 12-4 p.m. Teens. Learn techniques on basic cardboard or wood frame looms. All supplies incl. Va. MOCA 425-0000 (VB)
Camp NOW 2018 - 12-6 p.m. All ages connect through music, games, yoga + more. ($) Hunt Club Farm 427-9520 (VB)
Kayaking - 4-6 p.m. Enjoy a guided paddle through the largest restored wetland in Va. RR ($) Paradise Creek Nature Park 392-7132 (P)
Movie Nights - 6 p.m. Enjoy family-favorite films. Mt. Trashmore 385-2990 (VB)
Movies in the Park: Leap - 7-8:30 p.m. Portsmouth City Park 393-8481 (P)

Sunday                        19
Va. Beach Friends School Open House – 1-3 p.m. Meet teachers, tour campus, and make new friends. 1537 Laskin Rd. 428-7534 (VB)
Family Fest - 2-4 p.m. Explore exhibitions, create + gallery scavenger hunt. Va. MOCA 425-0000 (VB)

Tuesday                       21
Puppet Show - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Every 3rd Tues. Live puppet show and story time. ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
CHKD Annual Circle Orientation - 4-7:30 p.m. Learn & grow with fellow circle members. RR Church of the Good Shepherd, 7400 Hampton Blvd. 668-7098 (N)

Wednesday     22
Girl Scouts STEM Sign-Up Event - 6-7 p.m. Learn about the girls leadership program. Hampton Main Library 1-800-77SCOUT (H)
Children and Stress - 6:30-8:30 p.m. Learn effective ways to lessen tension, increase cooperation, and support development. RR CHKD Health Center, 500 Discovery Dr. 668-9304 (C)

Thursday                     23
Soap Bubble Circus - 1-2 p.m. Enjoy fascinating educational soap bubble demos. MacArthur Center 627-6000 (N)
Cocktails and Conservation - 6-8 p.m. Adults. Enjoy education, drinks + socializing while learning about protecting Cheetahs. RR ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Movies in the Park: Paddington 2 - 7-8:30 p.m. Portsmouth City Park 393-8481 (P)

Friday              24
Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival - 5-11 p.m. thru Sat. Enjoy legendary sounds + festival craft marketplace. ($) Town Point Park 441-2345 (N)
Party at the Pier - 7-10 p.m. Enjoy live music, food trucks + dancing. Little Island Park 385-2990 (VB)

Saturday                      25
Zumba - 9-10 a.m. Ages 13+. Enjoy a cardio Latin-inspired dance workout. RR ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Happiest Baby on the Block - 10 a.m.-noon. Learn to soothe a fussy baby using the “5 Ss.” RR CHKD Health Center, 500 Discovery Dr. 668-7402 (C)
Back-to-School Festival - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Games, bounce houses + more. Williams Farm Recreation Center 385-2990 (VB)
Seawall Art Show - 10 a.m.-6 p.m. thru Sun. Browse juried arts and fine crafts. Olde Towne, High Street 393-8543 (P)
Flex 4 Change: Kids Bash - 2-6 p.m. All ages. Enjoy exhilarating games and competitions + entertainment, activities + more. ($) VB Field House 439-9146 (VB)
Movies & More Series: Despicable Me 3 - 6 p.m. Enjoy games, crafts, toddler zone + more. Western Branch Park 382-6411 (C)
Va. Zoo: Bowling for Rhinos - 6-9 p.m. Game, silent auction + more. RR ($) Pinboy’s at the Beach, 1577 Laskin Rd. 441-2374 (N)

Monday                       27
Children Immunization Walk-In - 1-3:30 p.m. Times vary thru Wed. Pre-K-Gr. 12. Chesapeake Health Dept., 748 Battlefield Blvd. N. 382-8650 (C)
Baby Care 101 - 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tour the office and learn about safety, diapering, cord care + bathing. RR Suffolk Pediatrics 668-2256 (S)

Wednesday     29
Girls Who Code - 4:30 p.m. School Age. Every last Wed. Build apps, meet professionals + more. Blyden Library 441-2852 (N)
Positive Discipline - 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ages 5-12. Learn to be kind and firm. RR CHKD Health & Surgery Center, 11783 Rock Landing Dr. 668-9304 (NN)

Thursday                     30
Rob Westcott the Magician - 1-2 p.m. Enjoy fun, fast, engaging magic + special surprise ending! MacArthur Center 627-6000 (N)
Chase Bryant in Concert - 5-9 p.m. w/ special guest Justin Adams. Town Point Park 441-2345 (N)

Friday              31
Zoovies: Disney’s Zootopia - 6-9 p.m. ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N) l

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