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March 2019

Welcome to Tidewater Family’s March calendar of events. Make plans now to have fun with your family!

Friday 1
Brave the Maze - 9 a.m.-5 p.m. thru April 21. Enjoy an educational role-play adventure as one of the original Jamestown colonists. ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)
Outdoor Show: Bring Art to Life - 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Vendors, food, seminars, exhibits + more. McDonald Garden Center, Independence Blvd. 464-5564 (VB)
Books Alive! Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! - 10:30-11:15 a.m. Ages 3-5. Act out a few favorites + sing and dance to silly songs! RR Bayside Library 385-2680 (VB)
Family Yoga - 5:30 p.m. Every 1st & 3rd Fri. Enjoy connection and laughter for pre-walking babies and parents. RR ($) Oceanfront Yoga, 616 Va. Beach Blvd. 233-8000 (VB)
Norfolk Storytelling Club - 7-8:30 p.m. 1st Fri. All ages. Share your stories! Muse Writers Center, 2200 Colonial Ave. 818-9880 (N)
Peninsula Community Theatre: The Great American Trailer Park Musical - 8 p.m. Times vary thru 3/10. There’s a new tenant at Armadillo Acres–and she’s wreaking havoc! ($) Peninsula Community Theater 595-5728 (NN)

Saturday 2
Youth Ocean Conservation Summit - 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Gr. 6-12. Learn how to launch ocean concervation projects in your local communities. RR ($) Va. Aquarium 385-0278 (VB)
Young Audiences of Va.: Celebrate the Arts - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. thru Sun. enjoy performances and workshops! ($) Children’s Museum 393-5258 (P)
Free Admission Weekend - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 1-5 p.m. Explore exhibits and hands-on kids’ gallery. Peninsula Fine Arts Center 596-8175 (NN)
STEM Saturday - 10 a.m. Every 1st Sat. thru June. Investigate robotics, physics, chemistry. ($) Va. Air & Space Center 727-0900 (H)
Antiques to Flea Market - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Every1st Sat. Middle St. Garage 339-1876 (P)
Storytime & Activities - 11 a.m. Every Sat. Barnes & Noble Town Center 671-2331 (VB)
Beginning Intermediate Pointe - 11 a.m.-noon. Every Sat. Drop-in class for ages 14+. ($) Todd Rosenlieb Dance 626-3262 (N)
Children’s Theatre of HR: Princess Pitfalls - 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Princess Nelldora knows she has what it takes to become an Evil Queen…or does she? ($) Va. Stage Co. 627-1234 (N)
Make a Chocolate Bar - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 1st Sat. ($) Royal Chocolate 557-6925 (VB)
Mardi Gras 2019 - 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Beads, dancing, contests, music + more. Eagles Nest Rockin’ Country Bar 420-9191 (C)
Professional Bull Riders - 7 p.m. Enjoy edge-of-your-seat action! ($) Hampton Coliseum 838-4203 (H)

Sunday 3
Advice for Daily Life - 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Every Sun. ($) Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Center, 156 Newtown Rd. 504-4425 (VB)
Sunday Fundays - 1-3 p.m. Storyteller Margaret Bristow will share stories + artifacts from her visits to Africa. ($) Peninsula Fine Arts Center 596-8175 (NN)
Admirals Fan Event - 1-3 p.m. Meet players + play in an inflatable “ice” rink! RR Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Spring Ahead w/ a Good Book Signing - 1-5 p.m. Author meet & greet. SPARC Shoppe, 126 N. Main St. 338-0812 (S)
Birthplace Tours - 3:45 & 5 p.m. Every Sun. Adults. RR Ches. Reg. Med. Ctr. 312-6508 (C)

Monday 4
Little Sprout Explorers: Maple Madness - 10-11 a.m. Ages 3-5. Learn about maple trees with a story, craft + walking adventure. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)
Maritime Mondays - 10:30 a.m. Ages 18 mo.-8 yrs. Enjoy storytime + crafts. ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Cookies & Story Time - 10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. Every Mon. 6 mo.-6 yr. Enjoy stories and animal crackers! ($) Green Bean 282-6681 (VB)
Video Gaming: Madden NFL II - 3:30 p.m. Tweens & Teens. Downing Library 441-1968 (N)
Crazy 8’s Math Club - 4-5 p.m. Also 3/11. Gr. K-2. Enjoy the math behind your favorite activities! RR Great Neck Library 385-2606 (VB)
Prenatal/Postnatal Therapeutic Yoga - 7-8:15 p.m. Every Mon. ($) Wells Therapeutics 490-9488 (VB)

Tuesday 5
Character Storytime - 10-10:30 a.m. Every Tues. and Wed. Call for titles. Barnes & Noble, MacArthur Ctr. 640-2655 (N)
Homeschool Day! - 10 a.m. Every Tues. Get up and moving! ($) Funville Playground & Café, 4318 Holland Rd. 963-8683 (VB)
Toddler Tuesdays - 10, 11 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Every Tues. Ages 2-5. Stories, songs, and adventure. ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
FunVille Play Days! - 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Every Tues. thru June. Enjoy playtime w/ juice box and pizza! ($) FunVille Playground & Café, 4318 Holland Rd. 963-8683 (VB)
Zoo Tales - 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Every Tues. Enjoy story time. ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Super Smash Brawl - 3 p.m. Tweens & Teens. Enjoy limitless customization and a wealth of modes. Downing Library 441-1968 (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)
Welcome, Baby! - 5-6 p.m. Discuss immunizations, breastfeeding, sleep safety + more. RR General Booth Pediatrics, 2088 Princess Anne Rd. 668-6700 (VB)
Beginning Tap Dance - 6:15-7:15 p.m. Every Tues. Drop-in class for ages 14+. ($) Todd Rosenlieb Dance 626-3262 (N)

Wednesday 6
Great Dismal Swamp Safari - 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Also 3/16, 3/20, & 3/24. Learn about the history, lore, vegetation + wildlife on Lake Drummond. RR ($) Great Dismal Swamp 514-4130 (S)
Zoo Tykes: Farm Friends - 10 -10:45 a.m. Also 3/23. Ages 2-6. Enjoy crafts, storytime, and a visit to the Zoo farm. RR ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Terrific Twos - 10:15-10:45 a.m. Pre-K. Every Wed. Build literacy skills through songs, reading, writing, and playing. RR Russell Memorial Library 410-7024 (C)
Jumping Beans - 10 a.m.-noon. Every Wed. Jump time for ages 6 and under w/parent. ($) 701 Lynnhaven Pkwy. 905-5867 (VB)
Hip Hop Dance Experience - 3:30 p.m. Tweens & Teens. Real dance moves developed by top celebrity choreographers. Downing Library 441-1968 (N)
S.T.E.A.M. Program - 3:30-4:30 p.m. Ages 3-7. Every Wed. Create art based on scientific concepts. RR ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
Absolute Beginner Ballet - 5:15-6:15 p.m. Drop-in class for ages 14+. Every Wed. ($) Todd Rosenlieb Dance 626-3262 (N)

Thursday 7
Toddler Trek - 10 & 11 a.m. Every Thurs. Ages 2-5. ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
Tickle My Ears - 10:30 a.m. 1st Thurs. Stories & songs. Chrysler Museum 664-6200 (N)
Women in Science - 4 p.m. School Age. Learn about female scientists and do experiments. Slover Library 664-7323 (N)
Planetarium Show: Cosmic Symphony - 8 p.m. Every Thurs. in March. View wonders of the night sky while listening to stereophonic music. ($) Chesapeake Planetarium 547-0153 (C)

Friday 8
Toddler Open Play - 10-11 a.m. Also 3/16. Ages 12-36 mo. w/ caregiver. Play and socialize with others. Bayside Library 385-2680 (VB)

Saturday 9
Great Bridge Fisherman’s Association: Fishing Flea Market/Swap Meet - 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Buy, meet, greet + eat! ($) Chesapeake Conference Center 287-0330 (C)
River Cleanup - 9 a.m.-noon. Every 2nd Sat. All ages. Locations vary. Spon. by Lynnhaven River Now. 962-5398 (VB)
Int’l Women’s Day Bike Ride - 9 a.m. 5, 12, and 20-mile routes. Grab a donut after the ride! RR Glazed Doughnuts, 24 Wine St. 325-8860 (H)
Battle of Hampton Roads Day - 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy in-gallery storytelling, costumed interpreters, period games + more. ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Sensory Storytime & Open Play - 9:30-10:30 a.m. Ages 3-10. Explore sensory stimulation through stories, music, activities + more. RR Bayside Library 385-2680 (VB)
Telling YOUR Story: SOULCollage - 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Create colorful collages representing different aspects of oneself. RR ($) Charles Taylor Visual Arts Center 727-1490 (H)
Camellia Society Show & Sale - 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)
Artistic Verses - 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Students present original poems inspired by art on view. ($) Peninsula Fine Arts Center 596-8175 (NN)
2nd Saturdays - 1-5 p.m. Enjoy artwork, refreshments + good company. SPARC Shoppe, 126 N. Main St. 338-0812 (S)
Oreo Taste Test Challenge - 2-3 p.m. Gr. 6-12. Guess the Oreo flavors! RR Great Neck Library 385-2606 (VB)
History Bites - 6:30 p.m. Sample interpretations of 19th-century dishes! RR ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Star Party/Laser Evenings - 7:30 p.m. 2nd Sat. Planetarium programs + laser light shows. ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)

Sunday 10
Friendly Hours - 9-11 a.m. Every 2nd Sun. Experience the museum in a less crowded environment w/ reduced sound and lighting. RR ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Meditation for Kids - 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Ages 4-12. Every 2nd Sun. Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Center, 156 Newtown Rd. 504-4425 (VB)
Second Sundays Williamsburg - 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy living history, artisans, and more. Merchants Square 879-3029 (W)
Hampton Roads Philharmonic: Young Artist Competition Showcase - 2:30 p.m. Be inspired by the best of the future generation. ($) American Theatre 722-2787 (H)
Crock Pot for a Cause - 3 p.m. Also 3/26. Bring your favorite crockpot dish to share + small donation for GO Rescue Pet Adoption Center! Reaver Beach Brewing Co. 563-2337 (VB)

Monday 11
Little Sprout Explorers: All About Apples - 10-11 a.m. Ages 3-5. Celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day with a story, craft + walking adventure. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)

Tuesday 12
Paint Me a Story: The Gruffalo - 4-5 p.m. Ages 3-7. Enjoy story time, painting ceramic plates + snacks. RR ($) Color Me Mine 422-2166 (VB)
Cooperative Co-Parenting – 5-9 p.m. Every 2nd Tues. Adults. Prevent potential problems. RR ($) 424 W. 21st St., 624-6666 (N)
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class - 6-7 p.m. Learn how to get a good start. RR Coastal Pediatrics, 1735 City Center Blvd. 252-337-8300 (Elizabeth City)
Garden Stars - 7:30 - 9 p.m. w/ Back Bay Amateur Astronomers. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)

Wednesday 13
Builder’s Lab - 4:30-5:30 p.m. Gr. K-5. Design structures using Legos, Zoob, or K’nex. Bayside Library 385-2680 (VB)
Monthly Open House - 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ask questions + tour the office. Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg, 119 Bulifants Blvd. 564-7337 (W)
Welcome, Baby! - 6-7 p.m. Discuss immunizations, breastfeeding, sleep safety + more. RR Pediatric Specialists, 885 Kempsville Rd. 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)

Thursday 14
KinderSTEM: Women in History Month - 10:30 a.m. Also 3/21. Pre-K & School Age. Little Creek Library 441-1751 (N)
Poetry, Prose & Pizza - 5:30-8:30 p.m. Present your original works or favorites by others. Suffolk Art Gallery 925-0448 (S)
Flaming Heart Pendant - 6 p.m. Ages 12+. Create a pendant using a torch + colored glass. ($) Chrysler Museum 664-6200 (N)
Goodnight, Children of the World - 6-6:45 p.m. Pre-K & School Age. Wear jammies for global goodnight songs, stories & rhymes. RR Bayside Library 385-2680 (VB)
Dad Talk Discussion - 6:30-8 p.m. Discuss your fatherhood journey. RR CHKD Health Center, 500 Discovery Dr. 668-2311 (C)
Governor’s School for the Arts: The Importance of Being Ernest - 7 p.m. Times vary thru Sun. Enjoy this witty and popular performance of Oscar Wilde’s classic tale. ($) Dalis Black Box Theatre 451-4711 (N)

Friday 15
Hurrah Players: Disney Frozen Jr. - 7 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m., 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Discover the powerful bond of sisterhood! ($) Sandler Center 627-5437 (VB)
Tidewater Orchid Society Show & Sale - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. thru Sun. ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)

Saturday 16
Summer Camp Open House - 9-11 a.m. & 1-3 p.m. Gr. 1-12. Tour the camp + learn about the summer camp activities. Camp Skimino, 448 Fenton Mill Rd. 547-4405 (W)
Reptiles Bizarre & Beautiful - 9 a.m.-5 p.m. thru Sun. Enjoy live animal programs + more. ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)
Kids’ Strawberry Day Workshop - 11 a.m. Ages 3+. Paint a pot and plant a strawberry plant! ($) McDonald Garden Center, Independence & Great Neck Locations 464-5564 (VB)
S.T.E.M. Club - 9:30-11 a.m. Gr. 1-3. Every 3rd & 4th Sat. thru April. Explore robotics, 3-D printing, puzzles + more. RR ($) Children’s Museum 393-5258 (P)
Happiest Baby on the Block - 10 a.m.-noon. Learn to sooth a fussy baby. RR CHKD Health Center, 500 Discovery Dr. 668-7402 (C)
Children’s Theatre of HR: Princess Pitfalls - 11 a.m. Princess Nelldora knows she has what it takes to become an Evil Queen…or does she? ($) Zeiders American Dream Theater 499-0317 (VB)
Edzoocation Day: Frog and Bog Day - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy activities, crafts, stories + more. ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
VB Animal Care & Adoption Center Event - 11 a.m.- 2p.m. Come meet loveable pets looking for their forever homes! ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
Movie: Hidden Figures - 1 p.m. All ages. Refreshments provided. Blyden Library 441-2852 (N)
The Millennium Tour - 7:30 p.m. Enjoy R&B group B2K + special guests. ($) Hampton Coliseum 838-4203 (H)

Sunday 17
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Monday 18
Little Sprout Explorers: Spring is in the Air - 10-11 a.m. Ages 3-5. Explore what spring has sprung in the garden with crafts + a story. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)

Tuesday 19
Puppet Show - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Every 3rd Tues. Live puppet show and story time. ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)

Wednesday 20
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)
Front Porch Music Series: Gina Dalmas - 6-8 p.m. Every 3rd Wed. Enjoy different genres each month. ($) Hampton History Museum 727-1102 (H)

Thursday 21
Welcome, Baby! - 5:30-6:30 p.m. Discuss immunizations, breastfeeding, sleep safety + more. RR Premier Pediatrics, 1181 First Colonial Rd. 668-4600 (VB)
Mammals of the Garden - 6-8 p.m. Meet live animals and learn to identify them! RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)
Children and Stress - 6:30-8:30 p.m. Learn ways to lesson tension, increase cooperation + support development. RR CHKD, 601 Children’s Ln. 668-7402 (N)

Friday 22
Baby Paint & Play - 10-10:45 a.m. Ages 6-24 mo. w/ caregiver. Introduce your baby to art! RR Bayside Library 385-2680 (VB)
Turtle Creek at Lake Gaston Spring Craft Market - 5 p.m. Enjoy tastings + more. ($) VB Convention Center 385-2000 (VB)
Empty Bowls 2019 Fundraising Event - 5:30-9 p.m. Sample soups _ take home a commemorative bowl as a reminder of those needing to be filled. RR ($) Historic Post Office, 132 E. Queen St. 727-8311 (H)

Saturday 23
ADHD Symposium - 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Spon. by CHKD + Chesapeake Bay Academy. Enjoy keynote speakers, workshops + more. RR ($) Chesapeake Bay Academy, 821 Baker Rd. 668-7402 (VB)
Great Bridge High School Craft Show - 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Browse crafts + vendors to fundraise for the Marching Wildcats. Great Bridge High School 482-5191 (C)
Clean the Creek Day - 9-11 a.m. Help clean debris from our waterways. RR Va. Aquarium 385-0274 (VB)
Sun-Days - 10 a.m. 1 p.m. Join Back Bay Amateur Astronomers to view the sun. Elizabeth River Park 421-7151 (C)
American Girl Program: Meet Tenney Grant - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Meet an aspiring singer/songwriter determined to become a professional musician! RR Riddick’s Folly House Museum, 510 N. Main St. 934-0822 (S)
VMFA Digital Portrait Workshop - 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Learn basic techniques + practice with classmates! RR ($) Suffolk Art Gallery 514-7284 (S)
The Jungle Book - 11 a.m. Follow orphan Mowgli as his adoptive family of wolves, panthers + bears teach him about friendship. ($) The American Theatre 722-2787 (H)
Peninsula Community Theatre: Chicken Little - 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Enjoy this classic story with a modern twist. ($) Peninsula Community Theater 595-5728 (NN)
A Boy’s Life Club - 12-2 p.m. Every 4th Sat. RR Ft. Monroe Community Center 727-6833 (H)
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)
SkyWatch - 7 p.m. Explore the galaxy with Back Bay Amateur Astronomers. Northwest River Park 382-1359 (C)

Sunday 24
Kidz Zone Karaoke - 12 p.m. Also 3/31. Bring the whole family and sing with us! Wanna B’s Karaoke Club, 2880 Va. Beach Blvd. 340-5671 (VB)

Monday 25
Free Little Ninja Class - 5:30 p.m. Ages 4-5. RR King Tiger Martial Arts 468-8889 (VB)

Tuesday 26
Funville Cares! - 9 a.m. Every last Tues. Special Funvillers have private time to play. ($) Funville Playground & Café 963-8683 (VB)
VMFA on the Road - 2-6 p.m. Times vary thru Fri. Come visit the new traveling museum! Suffolk Tourism Parking Lot 925-0448 (S)
Teen Book Club - 2:45 p.m. Every last Tues. Sep.-May. Ages 13-18. Refreshments served. Manor Library, 1401 Elmhurst Ln. 465-2916 (P)
Free Parent & Me Class - 4:45 p.m. Also Sat. 10 a.m. Ages 3-5 w/ parent. RR King Tiger Martial Arts 468-8889 (VB)
Youth Leadership Program: Building Your Inner Hero - 7-8:30 p.m. Also 4/23. Community leaders share habits of success and service. Green Run High School 932-0177 (VB)

Wednesday 27
Live Art - 3:30-4:30 p.m. Gr. K-5. Perform, create + have fun! RR Pungo Blackwater Library 385-7790 (VB)
Women in History Storytime - 5:30 p.m. School Age. Learn about famous women and what we can do to make a difference. Little Creek Library 441-1751 (N)
Helping Young Children Manage Emotions - 6:30-8:30 p.m. Help children cope when upset. RR CHKD Health Center, 1924 Landstown Centre Way 668-9304 (VB)

Thursday 28
Word on the Street - 5:30 p.m. Teens. Explore different topics through games, panel discussions + more. Pretlow Anchor Library 441-1750 (N)

Saturday 30
4th Annual Iconicon - 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy gaming tournaments, cosplay contests, fan art contests. North Suffolk Library 514-7323 (S)
Women in STEM Day - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy activities + meet career professionals. ($) Nauticus 664-1000 (N)

Sunday 31
Young Audiences of Va.: Sunshine FunFest - 2-4:30 p.m. Support arts education and foster creativity in young minds. ($) Ohef Sholom Temple, 530 Raleigh Ave. 961-3775 (N)

Coming Up: April 3
Walk the Jordan Bridge - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Join Healthy Chesapeake and the Chesapeake Health Dept. for National Start Walking Day, Wed. April 3 as we walk the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge! Food, freebies and free fitness fun! Call 382-8650 for more information! 

Please call to confirm. RR - Reservations Required. ($) Admission fee.

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