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July 2018

Welcome to Tidewater Family’s July Calendar of Events!

Welcome to Tidewater Family’s July Calendar of Events!

Sunday                        1
Destination Dinosaur - 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily. Featuring 7 dinosaur-themed experiences including 3 new shows. ($) Virginia Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)
Shipwreck: Pirates & Treasure – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily thru 9/3. View 500+ artifacts, including silver and gold treasure. Explore science and technology, interactive games and challenges, and dig for treasure with a robotic arm! ($) Nauticus 664-1000 (N)
Kids Watercolor Paint Class - 10-11:30 a.m. Make your own watercolor painting. Brush set included. RR ($) Kitsch, 807 Shirley Ave. 961-9855 (N)
Meditation for Kids - 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Most Sun. Ages 4-12. ($) 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. Two guided meditations on how to apply Buddhist teachings. Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Ctr. 504-4425 (VB)
Birthplace Tours - 3:45 & 5 p.m. Every Sun. Adults. RR Ches. Reg. Med. Ctr. 312-6508 (C)
One Love Caribbean Steel Drum Band - 5:30-7:30 p.m. Bring a chair and enjoy island rhythms. Elizabeth River Park 382-6411 (C)
Groovin’ by the Bay - 6-9 p.m. Every Sun. thru Labor Day. Enjoy live entertainment with a little funk. Buckroe Beach & Park 727-8311 (H)

Monday                       2
Art a la Cart: Crafty Mondays - 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Every Mon. thru Sept. Bayside Library 385-2680 (VB)
Maritime Mondays - 10 a.m. Throughout the summer. Enjoy engaging activities like storytime and a craft. ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)
TWP Teen Gatherings - 5:30-7:30 p.m. Every Mon. thru summer. Make new friends, develop your talents, become a leader. Mason Arts & Technology Center, 700 E. Olney Rd. 747-2679 (N)

Tuesday                       3
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. Adults. Prevent problems related to divorce. RR ($) 135 Hall Ave., 624-6666 (S)
Teens with a Purpose: Poetry Workshop - 5-8 p.m. Teens. Every Tues. VCM Teen Center 747-2679 (N)
Celebrate Freedom Concert & Fireworks - 5-10 p.m. Enjoy music by the U.S. Army TRADOC Band, family activities + fireworks. Chesapeake City Park 382-6411 (C)
Teen Time: Gaming - 5:30-7 p.m. Gr. 6-12. 1st Tues. Challenge your friends and show off your skills. Kempsville Library 385-2627 (VB)
Teen “Spontaneous Theater” Troupe Training - 7-9 p.m. Every Tues. Explore the meaning of life w/ theatrics. RR ($) Fellowship Ctr. 714-7142 (VB)
Fireworks Show - 9:30 p.m. thru Fri. Also Fri.-Sun. thru Sept. ($) Busch Gardens 229-4386 (W)

Wednesday     4
Kiwanis Club Meeting - 7:15 a.m. Every 1st & 3rd Wed. Change the world one child at a time. Pop’s Diner, 1432 Greenbrier Way 469-4945 (C)
Freedom Fest - 8 a.m.-noon. Enjoy food, 1-mile Fun Run, rock climbing, bounce houses + more. Community Church, 1935 Jolliff Rd. 405-6000 (C)
Liberty Celebration - 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Enjoy interpretive programs, military drills, demos + more. American Revolution Museum 253-4838 (Yorktown)
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)
Jumping Beans - 10 a.m.-noon. Every Wed. Jump time for ages 6 and under w/parent. ($) Jump VA 701 Lynnhaven Pkwy. 905-5867 (VB)
South Norfolk Parade & Picnic in the Park - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy parade, entertainment, games, crafts + more. Lakeside Park 839-0383 (C)
Fourth at the Fort - 10 a.m.-9:45 p.m. Activities all day, flag-raising ceremony + fireworks. Fort Monroe, 20 Ingalls Rd. 637-7778 (Ft. Monroe)
Art Start: Preschool Art Class - 10:30 a.m. Every Wed. RR ($) Peninsula Fine Arts Center 596-8175 (NN)
Whoopee Wednesday - 1-5 p.m. Every Wed. Enjoy a special admission rate. ($) Children’s Museum 393-5258 (P)
Food Truck Hump Days - 4 p.m. Every 1st & 3rd Wed. thru Sept. Gourmet dishes + children’s activities & entertainment. Courtyard Square Park 408-2245 (C)
Fireworks Celebration - 4-10 p.m. Music, food, and booming fireworks. Mt. Trashmore Park 385-1100 (VB)
Teens with a Purpose: Music Workshop - 5-8 p.m. Every Wed. Create positive music, rap, poetry & videos. VCM Teen Center 747-2679 (N)
Great American Picnic + Fireworks - 5-10 p.m. Enjoy American fare and great entertainment. Town Point Park 441-2345 (N)
Stars & Stripes Spectacular - 5:30-9:30 p.m. Entertainment, children’s activities, vendors + fireworks. Constant’s Wharf Park & Marina, 514-7267 (S)
Stars in the Sky - 7-10 p.m. Live music, vendors, children’s rides + fireworks. Victory Landing Park 926-1400 (NN)
Fourth of July Fireworks Party - 8 p.m. Bring a chair and watch fireworks from the deck. RR ($) Nauticus 664-1017 (N)

Thursday         5
Toddler Trek - 10 & 11 a.m. Every Thurs. Ages 2-5. 30-min. stroll + fun outdoor activities. ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
TRDance: Parent & Me - 10-11 a.m. Every Thurs. Ages 2-3. Fun and exciting dancing RR ($) TRDance, 325 Granby St. 626-3262 (N)
City Center Farmers’ Market - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Every Thurs. City Center at Oyster Point 873-2020 (NN)
Crafty Thursdays - 10:15-11:15 a.m. Every Thurs. All ages. Make a craft + explore! Oceanfront Library 385-2640 (VB)
Tickle My Ears - 10:30-11 a.m. Every 1st Thurs. Introduce your child to art with stories and songs. Chrysler Museum 333-6221 (N)
Summer Concert Series - 5:30-8 p.m. Every Thurs. thru 8/30. Enjoy different music every week. Towne Place at Greenbrier, 725 Eden Way N. 627-8611 (C)
Music by the Bay - 7-8:30 p.m. Enjoy military bands, youth bands, and community orchestras. Fort Monroe Continental Park 637-7778 (Ft. Monroe)
Planetarium Show: Summer Stars - 8 p.m. Every Thurs. thru 8/30. Examine summer constellations and learn to find them. Chesapeake Planetarium 547-0153 (C)
Fireworks Cruise - 8:30-10:15 p.m. Enjoy some fireworks from the ocean! RR Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)

Friday              6
Family Fun Friday - 10 a.m. 1st Fri. thru Sept. Enjoy hands-on crafts, activities, and art discoveries. RR ($) Chrysler Museum 664-6200 (N)
First Friday Concert Series - 5-8 p.m. 1st Fri. thru Oct. Music by Don Comer & Patti Triplett. Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center 393-8543 (P)
VB Farmers Market Friday Hoedowns - 7-10 p.m. Every Fri. thru Oct. Enjoy live local music! 3649 Dam Neck Rd. 385-4388 (VB)

Saturday          7
Old Beach Farmer’s Market - 9 a.m.-noon. Every Sat. Croc’s 19th St. Bistro 202-9533 (VB)
Green Market & Art Market - 9 a.m.-noon. Every Sat. ViBe Park, 18th St. & Cypress Ave. 202-9533 (VB)
Suffolk Farmers’ Market - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Every Sat. Enjoy locally-grown goods, artisan crafts + family activities. Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion 514-4130 (S)
Buckroe Beach Farmers Market - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Most Sat. thru Nov. Browse local produce, baked goods + more. Buckroe Beach Gazebo, First St. 877-2933 (H
STEM Saturday - 10 a.m. Every 1st & 3rd Sat. Investigate robotics, physics, chemistry + more. ($) Va. Air & Space Center 727-0900 (H)
Kinder Chefs - 10 a.m. Ages 3-7. Every Sat. Learn to prepare dishes with assistance. RR ($) Now You’re Cooking Culinary Studio, 1128 Battlefield Blvd. N. 401-4400 (C)
Old Towne Antiques to Flea Market - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Every 1st Sat. 70+ vendors. Middle Street Garage 339-1876 (P)
Storytime & Activities - 11 a.m. Every Sat. Enjoy a story, crafts & fun! Barnes & Noble Town Center 671-2331 (VB)
Cooking with Mom or Dad - 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Also 7/21. Spon. by Sentara Careplex & The Culinary Institute of Va. Learn about balanced diets during pregnancy and children’s early development. RR ($) Culinary Institute of Va. 11850 Merchants Walk. 736-0191 (NN)
Create Your Own Milk Chocolate Bar - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Every 1st Sat. Choose your own toppings. ($) The Royal Chocolate 557-6925 (VB)
Tales to Tails - 2 p.m. Every 1st Sat.  Share stories with therapy dogs! Permission form req’d. RR Black Library 441-5805 (N)
Chuckatuck Family Field Day - 3-6 p.m. Lawn games, sports, crafting stations + more. Chuckatuck Library 514-7323 (S)
Downtown Hampton Block Party - 6-10:30 p.m. Every Sat. thru Aug. Music, food trucks, vendors + children’s 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)
SkyWatch w/ Back Bay Amateur Astronomers - 8 p.m. Learn about the galaxy. Northwest River Park 421-7151 (C)

Sunday            8
Second Sundays Williamsburg - 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy living history, various artisans, and more. Merchants Square 879-3029 (W)

Monday           9
Maritime Monday - 10:30 a.m. Ages 18 mo.-8 yrs. Mon. thru 8/27. Activities, storytime & craft. ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)

Tuesday           10
Teacher Development Workshop - 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Focus on Environmental Education Activity Guide with Energy and Society Kits. RR ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Storytelling w/ Dylan Pritchett - 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. Highlight African and African-American history within the fabric of the American past. ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)
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)
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class - 6-7 p.m. Get the best start in life with your baby. RR Coastal Pediatrics, 1735 City Center Blvd. 252-337-8300 (Elizabeth City)

Wednesday     11
Teacher Development Workshop - 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Explore real-world examples of endangered species and natural hazards. RR ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Miercoles Maritimo - 10:30 a.m. Ages 18 mo.-8 yrs. Wed. thru 8/15. Engaging Spanish learning activities, storytime & craft in Spanish. ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Wednesdays in the Wild - 6-7 p.m. Also 8/8. Learn family camping basics, gourmet camp cooking, and camping with dogs. RR Northwest River Park 421-7151 (C)
VHS Summer Concert Series - 6-9 p.m. Every Wed. thru 8/29. Bring a picnic for some great music. William Styron Square 223-0284 (NN)
Planetarium Shows - 8:30 p.m. Wed. thru summer. Learn about constellations, galaxies + more. Pretlow Planetarium 683-3865 (N)

Thursday         12
Zoo Tykes: Triassic Tales - 10-10:45 a.m. Ages 2-6. Discover prehistoric Earth with crafts, storytime + more. RR ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Wee Play Inclusive Group - 10-11:30 a.m. Every 2nd Thurs. Children with special needs enjoy therapeutic play and build social skills. Old Hampton Community Ctr. 825-4805 (H)
World of Wonders Children’s Garden Walk & Talk - 1-3 p.m. Tour the garden you’re your questions + take photos. RR Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)
Rolling on the River Food Truck Series - 4 p.m.-Sunset. Every 2nd & 4th Thurs. thru Sept. Food trucks, lawn games + music. Elizabeth River Park 382-6411 (C)
Open Air Events: Granger Smith - 7 p.m. Music, food + more with special guest Earl Dibbles Jr. ($) Scope Plaza 664-6464 (N)

Friday              13
Coffee with Friends - 5:30-8:30 p.m. Ages 12-17. Every 2nd Fri. Customize a mug, watch a movie + meet new friends. RR ($) Kempsville Recreation Center 385-1100 (VB)
ZooGrooves - 5:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy live music, summer fare + local brews. ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)

Saturday          14
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)
Tree Tour - 9:30-11:30 a.m. Identify trees and learn fun facts. Great Bridge Community Center, 212 Holt Dr. 382-1359 (C)
Holistic & Spiritual Art Expo - 10 a.m. thru Sun. Enjoy lectures, exhibitors, readings + more. ($) Va. Wesleyan University 288-4756 (VB)
It’s for the Birds Workshop - 10 a.m. Create your own unique birdhouse gourd. ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)
The Bunny and Perry Morgan Family Day - 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Paint with chocolate and draw with sugar in this creative odyssey. Chrysler Museum 664-6200 (N)
Treasure Island Book Giveaway - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Ages 4-12. The first 30 visitors receive a free copy of this literary classic. ($) Nauticus 664-1017 (N)
Art a la Cart - 12-2 p.m. All ages. Every 2nd Sat. New crafts every month. Joint Use Library 822-7800 (VB)
ViBe Summer Concert Series: Commonwealth ViBez - 12-10 p.m. 2nd & 4th Sat. thru Aug. Music, vendors, craft beer + more. ViBe Park, 18th St. & Cypress Ave. 202-9533 (VB)
Norfolk Taco Festival - 1-7 p.m. Enjoy food trucks, carnival games, activities, music + more. ($) Waterside District, 333 Waterside Dr. 426-7433 (N)
Twilight Program: Zoo Keepers After Dark - 7-10 p.m. Ages 8+. Learn about animals through games, activities + more. RR ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)

Sunday                        15
Special Needs Under the Sea - 7:30-9 a.m. Visit the aquarium in a calm, comfortable environment before opening. RR ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
Summer Magic Family Night - 4-6 p.m. Hands-on art activities, gallery scavenger hunt + magic with Rob Westcott. RR ($) Va. MOCA 425-0000 (VB)

Monday                       16
Summer Art Intensive: Portfolio Development - 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. thru Fri. Gr. 6-12. All skill levels. Add to your portfolio or begin a new one. RR ($) Ocean View Arts 961-0808 (N)

Tuesday                       17
Puppet Show - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Every 3rd Tues. Live puppet show and story time. ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
Ice Cream Party - 1 p.m. Family. Celebrate National Ice Cream Month. Van Wyck Library 441-2844 (N)

Wednesday     18
La Leche League Meeting - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 3rd Wed. Free breastfeeding support. Churchland Library 966-5878 (P)
Engineering through the Ages - 11 a.m. School age. Little Creek Library 441-1751 (N)
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         19
Pre-K Art Day - 10-11 a.m. Every 3rd Thurs. Learn something new every month. ($) Va. MOCA 425-0000 (VB)
Art a la Cart - 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Every 3rd Thurs. Enjoy a fun craft in the Children’s Room. Joint Use Library 822-7800 (VB)
Va. Living Museum: Turtle Tales - 2 p.m. School Age. Hear the tale of the dancing turtle of Brazil. Janaf Library 441-5660 (N)
Adults Only Zoo Night - 5:30-7:30 p.m. Be a kid again for animal encounters, games + music. RR ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)

Friday              20
TGIF Summer Concert Series: The Deloreans - 6-9:30 p.m. Entertainment + children’s area. Bennett’s Creek Park, 3000 Bennetts Creek Park Rd. 514-7267 (S)

Saturday          21
Story Time at VLM - 10 a.m. Every 3rd Sat. Hear a nature-related story. ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)
Shark Day - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy speakers, activities + crafts. ($) Nauticus 664-1017 (N)
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)
SUN-days w/ Back Bay Amateur Astronomers - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Learn about our sun. Elizabeth River Park 382-1359 (C)
Ocean Arts Fair - 12-4:30 p.m. Show off your ocean-inspired dance, song, painting, or writing. RR Slover Library 664-7323 (N)
Movie & More Series: Despicable Me 3 - 5 p.m. Dance with Astro DJ, enjoy inflatables, lawn games, and toddler area. Western Branch Park 382-6411 (C)

Monday                       23
Author Gertrude Meeks: Tales from Diverse Places
- 2 p.m. School Age. Pretlow Anchor Library 441-1750 (N)

Tuesday                       24
Edventure Program: Junior Science Explorers - 1-2 p.m. Ages 2-12. Explore science through animals and nature. RR ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)

Wednesday     25
Cassowary Day - 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Enjoy keeper chats, education carts + zoodoption special. ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Girls Who Code - 4:30 p.m. School Age. Every last Wed. Build apps, meet professionals + more. Blyden Library 441-2852 (N)
Mommy and Me Paint Night - 6 p.m. School age. RR Slover Library 664-7323 (N)

Thursday         26
Nature Academy in Nature’s Classroom: Buggin’ Out - 9-11 a.m. Ages 5-12. What is the purpose of bugs? Find out! RR ($) Chesapeake Arboretum 382-5411 (C)

Friday              27
TGIF Summer Concert Series: Cheap Thrills - 6-9:30 p.m. Entertainment + children’s area. Bennett’s Creek Park, 3000 Bennetts Creek Park Rd. 514-7267 (S)
Blue Moon Full Moon-A-Palooza - 6-11 p.m. Adults. Enjoy live music, stargazing, dancing, games + more. ($) Hunt Club Farm 427-9520 (VB)
Hurrah Players: Blues, Soul, and Rock ‘N’ Roll - 7 p.m. Times vary thru Sun. Celebrate American music pioneers and legends. ($) Copeland Center 627-5437 (N)

Saturday          28
High Intensity Interval Training + KidFit - 9-10 a.m. HIIT class ages 13+. KidFit class ages 5-12. Enjoy interactive physical activities and strength exercises. RR ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Military Family Day - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Create, explore, enjoy art + have fun. Va. MOCA 425-0000 (VB)
Talk Like a Pirate Day - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Say “arrgh” when you visit for $1 off admission. ($) Nauticus 664-1017 (N)
FantaSci 2018 - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 12-5 p.m. Enjoy panels, cosplay, creators, games + more. Chesapeake Central Library 410-7147 (C)
International Tiger Day - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy activities, crafts, stories + more. ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
TWP Fuse Fest: Living My Best Life - 12-8 p.m. Transformative fun with zones for health, gardening, arts, etc. Safe Creative Community Space 747-2679 (N)
Knights of Columbus & St. Gregory the Great Italian Fest - 5-9:30 p.m. Enjoy favorite Italian dishes and homemade desserts. RR ($) St. Gregory the Great Catholic School 497-8330 (VB)
Latino Music Festival - 5-10 p.m. Enjoy this cultural celebration of dancing, Latin cuisine + libations. Town Point Park 441-2345 (N)

Sunday                        29
Va. Symphony Orchestra Concert in the Park - 6-10 p.m. Bring a picnic to enjoy the music of Elton John. Town Point Park 441-2345 (N)

Monday                       30
International Day of Friendship - 2-4 p.m. Teens. Compete in trivia, dance battles, etc. Slover Library 664-7323 (N)

Tuesday                       31
JM Farms Pony Parties, Pony Rides + Petting Zoo - 1 p.m. Van Wyck Library 441-2844 (N)
A Feast with Fantastic Beasts - 2 p.m. Prepare food derived from J.K. Rowling’s novel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Pretlow Anchor Library 441-1750 (N)
Accio Crafts! - 3-5 p.m. Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with magical crafts. Lafayette Branch 441-2842 (N)

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