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October 2018

Welcome to Tidewater Family’s October Calendar of Events—autumn fun for families!

Monday                       1
Pumpkin Festival - 9 a.m.-5 p.m. thru 10/31. Pick-your-own pumpkins + weekend family fun activities. ($) Greenbrier Farms 421-4550 (C)
Fall Festival - 9 a.m.-7 p.m. thru 10/31. Pumpkin patch, corn maze, character visits + more. ($) Hickory Ridge Farm 560-6763 (C)
Fall Harvest Fair - 10 a.m.-6 p.m. thru 10/31. Pumpkin patch, hayrides, carnival rides + more. ($) Hunt Club Farm 427-9520 (VB)
Crafty Mondays - 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Every Mon. Bayside Library 385-2680 (VB)
TWP: The Gathering - 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mon. thru Fall. Develop your talents + become a leader. VCM Teen Center 747-2679 (N)

Tuesday                       2
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. 1st Tues. RR ($) 135 Hall Ave. 624-6666 (S)
Chesapeake Pediatrics Meet & Greet - 5-6 p.m. Tour the office. Chesapeake Pediatrics, 500 Discovery Dr. 668-2500 (C)
Welcome Baby! - 5-6 p.m. Ask questions & tour the office. General Booth Pediatrics, 2088 Princess Anne Rd. 668--6700 (VB)
Teen Time: Gaming - 5:30-7 p.m. Gr. 6-12. 1st Tues. Challenge your friends and show off your skills. Kempsville Library 385-2627 (VB)
TWP: Poetry Workshop - 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tues. thru fall. Use poetry as a form of self-expression. VCM Teen Center 747-2679 (N)
Autism & Sensory Challenges - 6:30-8 p.m. Learn about finding support and accommodations. RR CHKD Health & Surgery Center, 11783 Rock Landing Dr. 668-7000 (NN)
Teen “Spontaneous Theater” Troupe Training - 7-9 p.m. Every Tues. RR ($) Fellowship Ctr. 714-7142 (VB)

Wednesday     3
B&H Farmer’s Market - 9:30-3:30 p.m. Wed. thru 10/31. Local produce. Ches. 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. ($) 701 Lynnhaven Pkwy. 905-5867 (VB)
Preschool Art Class - 10:30 a.m. Every Wed. RR ($) PFAC 596-8175 (NN)
Great American Food Fest - 3-7 p.m. Spon. by Ches. Sheriff’s Dept. Charities Inc. & South Norfolk Ruritan Club. Enjoy great food, vendors, entertainment + more. RR ($) Chesapeake City Park 382-6159 (C)
Suffolk Ruritan Club: Shrimp Feast - 3-7 p.m. AYCE shrimp & BBQ scholarship fundraiser. RR ($) Suffolk Executive Airport, 1410 Airport Rd. 539-1852 (S)
TWP: Visual Arts & Gardening - 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wed. thru fall. Grow veggies, fruit & herbs. VCM Teen Center 747-2679 (N)

Thursday                     4
Toddler Trek - 10 & 11 a.m. Every Thurs. Ages 2-5. ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
Farmers’ Market - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Every Thurs. City Ctr. at Oyster Point 873-2020 (NN)
Tickle My Ears - 10:30-11 a.m. 1st Thurs. Stories & songs. Chrysler Museum 664-6200 (N)
Suffolk Peanut Festival - 2-10:30 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Enjoy exhibits, amusements, rides + more. ($) Suffolk Airport, 1410 Airport Rd. 539-1852 (S)
Farmers Market - 3-6 p.m. Also 10/11. Browse homemade food, crafts, beauty + more. Christopher Newport University 571-512-1489 (NN)
TWP: Members Decide! - 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thurs. thru fall. Games, team building + outings. VCM Teen Center 747-2679 (N)
A Haunting - 7-10 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. thru 10/31. Tour Dr. Eason’s horror chambers, the killing corn, and more. Greenbrier Farms 421-2141 (C)
Planetarium Show: Meteors & Comets - 8 p.m. Thurs. thru Oct. Discover celestial objects in your backyard sky. RR Chesapeake Planetarium 547-0153 (C)

Friday              5
Corn Maze - 12-6 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. thru 10/27. In-maze photo ops, trivia, corn cob shooter + more. ($) Bergey’s Breadbasket, 2207 Mt. Pleasant Rd. 546-9225 (C)
Sensory Friendly Fridays - 2-4 p.m. Every Fri. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) enjoy a comfortable environment. ($) Peninsula Fine Arts Ctr. 596-8175 (NN)
First Fri. Concert - 5-8 p.m. Last concert of the season: Jimmy Masters. Ports. Art & Cultural Center 393-8543 (P)
Zoovies: The Lion King - 6-9 p.m. Enjoy snacks & a movie under the stars. ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Rhythms on the Riverwalk - 6:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy a concert by the river. Bring a picnic, blankets and lawn chairs. Riverwalk Landing 890-3500 (Yorktown)
Farmers Market Hoedowns - 7-10 p.m. Every Fri. 3649 Dam Neck Rd. 385-4388 (VB)

Saturday                      6
Family Fishing Clinic -8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Ages 5-14 w/ caregiver. Tackle the basics of angling. Supplies provided. RR ($) Munden Point Park 385-2990 (VB)
Old Beach Farmer’s Market - 9 a.m.-noon. Sat. Croc’s 19th St. Bistro 202-9533 (VB)
Green Market & Art Market - 9 a.m.-12. Sat. 18th St. & Cypress Ave. 202-9533 (VB)
Suffolk Farmers’ Market - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. Suffolk Visitor Ctr. Pavilion 514-4130 (S)
Buckroe Beach Farmers Market - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Most Sat. thru Nov. Local produce + more. Buckroe Beach Gazebo, First St. 877-2933 (H)
Baby Shower & Expo - 9:15-11:30 a.m. Exhibitors, refreshments, games, prizes + more. RR KE White Center, 1704 Weeksville Rd. 668-7402 (Elizabeth City)
STEM Saturday - 10 a.m. Every 1st & 3rd Sat. Investigate robotics, physics, chemistry + more. ($) Va. Air & Space Center 727-0900 (H)
Kinder Chefs - 10 a.m. Ages 3-7. Every Sat. RR ($) Now You’re Cooking Culinary Studio, 1128 Battlefield Blvd. N. 401-4400 (C)
Antiques to Flea Market - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 1st Sat. Middle St. Garage 339-1876 (P)
Virginia Children’s Festival - 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy over 100 creative & interactive activities, displays, workshops + more. ($) Town Point Park 441-2345 (N)
Pet Palooza Animal Expo - 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Also Sun. Pet costume contest, adoptions, giveaways. ($) Hunt Club Farm 427-9520 (VB)
Pumpkin Weekends - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Also Sun. thru 10/28. Hayrides, kids’ play area + more. ($) Brookdale Farms 721-0558 (C)
Fall Festival - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. thru Sun. Exhibitors, demos, entertainment, children’s activities + more. Newport News Park 926-1400 (NN)
Fall Festival Celebrations - 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. 12-5 p.m. thru 10/28. Wagon rides, corn maze, pumpkins, playground + more. ($) Mount Pleasant Farms 482-0739 (C)
Storytime & Activities - 11 a.m. Every Sat. Barnes & Noble Town Center 671-2331 (VB)
Children’s Theatre of HR: Halloweenie - 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. ($) Va. Stage Co. 627-1234 (N)
Croctober - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hands-on activities, stories + learn how to protect crocodiles. ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Make a Chocolate Bar - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 1st Sat. ($) Royal Chocolate 557-6925 (VB)
Spotlight Social - 12-3 p.m. Dancing, prizes + fashion show. Greenbrier Mall 424-7100 (C)
Five-Alarm Festival - 12-4 p.m. Fire safety activities, bounce house, demos + more. Syms Middle School 325-4945 (H)
Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon, 5K Weekend & Brew Fest - 2 p.m. Times vary thru Sun. Kids Kilometer, Shell Yeah Challenge + more. www.crawlincrabhalf.com RR ($) HR Convention Center 412-1056 (H)
Growl Fest - 6-9 p.m. Beer, food trucks, games + Kids’ play area. RR ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Farm Factor - 7-9 p.m. Complete three levels of disgusting challenges for a prize. RR ($) Hunt Club Farm 427-9520 (VB)
Fireside Chat & Chomp - 7:30-8:30 p.m. Every Sat. thru Oct. Mingle & hear campfire tales. Northwest River Park 421-7151 (C)
Night at the Aquarium - 8 p.m.-midnight. Dance the night away with The Deloreans! RR ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)

Sunday                        7
Advice for Daily Life - 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Every Sun. ($) Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Center, 156 Newtown Rd. 504-4425 (VB)
Birthplace Tours - 3:45 & 5 p.m. Every Sun. Adults. RR Ches. Reg. Med. Ctr. 312-6508 (C)

Monday                       8
Halloween Cards for the Troops - 5:30 p.m. Send greetings to servicemen and women who are away. Little Creek Library 441-1751 (N)

Tuesday                       9
Cooperative Co-Parenting – 5-9 p.m. Every 2nd Tues. Adults. Prevent potential problems. RR ($) 424 W. 21st St., 624-6666 (N)

Wednesday     10
Welcome Baby! - 6-7 p.m. Discuss immunizations, breastfeeding, sleep + more. Pediatric Specialists, 885 Kempsville Rd. 461-6342 (N)
Parenting on the Same Page - 6:30-8:30 p.m. Support a unified front when parenting. RR CHKD Health Center, 1924 Landstown Centre Way, 668-9304 (VB)

Thursday                     11
Kung Fu Drawing - 1-3 p.m. Teens. Learn to draw! RR Slover Library 664-7323 (N)
Family Movie Night - 4 p.m. Every 2nd Thurs. thru Dec. Call for titles. Lafayette Library 441-2842 (N)

Friday              12
Harvest Faire - 5-9 p.m. Sat. a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Medieval combat, crafts, knights, entertainment + more. Endview Plantation, 362 Yorktown Rd. 358-5412 (NN)
Coffee w/Friends - 5:30-8:30 p.m. Ages 12-17. 2nd Fri. Design a mug, movie + more. RR ($) Kempsville Rec. Ctr. 385-1100 (VB)
Hurrah Players: Annie the Musical - 7 p.m. Sat. & Sun. 2 p.m. Little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts in 1930s NYC. ($) TCC Roper 627-5437 (N)

Saturday                      13
Market Days Fall Festival - 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy hayrides, music, inflatables, arts & crafts, hay maze, and even bobbing for apples! Riverwalk Landing 890-3500 (Yorktown)
Fall Fest - 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Activities for all ages! Pumpkins, cider, crafts, photo booths & more. McDonald Garden Center, Independence Blvd. & Great Neck locations. 464-5564 (VB)
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)
STEM Club - 9:30-11 a.m. 2nd & 3rd Sat. thru Nov. Ages 6-9. Solve challenges through teamwork with LEGOs, robots + more.RR ($) Children’s Museum 393-5258 (P)
Birthday of the U.S. Navy - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Costumed interpreters portray different periods in Naval history. ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Fall Blood Drive - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Each donor receives admission to Fall Harvest Fair. Hunt Club Farm 427-9520 (VB)
Autumnfest - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A harvest community event. Call for details. Chesapeake Arboretum, 624 Oak Grove Rd. 819-7510 (C)
Phoebus Fall Festival - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. music, vendors, doggie costume parade, children’s activities + more. ($) Phoebus, 212 E. Mellen St. 722-1575 (H)
Art & Sculpture Festival - 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Also Sun. Discover fresh and original designs from nationally recognized artists. Styron Sq. 223-0284 (NN)
Pumpkin Carving - 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Ages 4+. Enjoy games + carve a pumpkin. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)
For Freedoms Town Hall - 11 a.m.-1 p.m. A youth-led town hall exploring issues important to community youth.Va. MOCA 425-0000 (VB)
Art a la Cart - 12-2 p.m. All ages. Every 2nd Sat. New crafts every month. Joint Use Library 822-7800 (VB)
Touch-a-Truck - 12-3 p.m. Sit behind the wheel of community vehicles + face painting, crafts, and entertainment. Williams Farm Rec. Center 385-2990 (VB)
Movies & More Series: Coco - 5 p.m. Dancing, bounce house, games + more. Deep Creek Pk, 437 George Washington Hwy. 382-6411 (C)
Star Party/Laser Evenings - 7:30 p.m. 2nd Sat. Planetarium programs + laser light shows. ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)
SkyWatch - 8 p.m.-midnight. Also 11/3 & 12/1. Join Back Bay Amateur Astronomers to explore planets, stars & galaxies! Northwest River Park 421-7151 (C)

Sunday                        14
ARRRtober Festival - Race 7 a.m. Festival 1-5 p.m. Food trucks, entertainment, games + activities. ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Children’s Halloween Party - 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dancing, hayrides, inflatables + costume contest. RR ($) Hunt Club Farm 427-9520 (VB)
Meditation for Kids - 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 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)

Monday                       15
Special Needs Under the Sea - 7:30-9 a.m. Explore at your own pace. ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
Chesapeake Pediatrics Meet & Greet - 5- 6 p.m. Tour the office. Chesapeake Pediatrics, 500 Discovery Dr. 668-2500 (C)

Tuesday                       16
Puppet Show - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Every 3rd Tues. Live puppet show and story time. ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
Sensory Integration at Home - 6:30-8 p.m. Learn strategies to support your child’s success. RR CHKD Health Center, 6425 Richmond Rd. 345-3242 (W)

Wednesday     17
La Leche League Meeting - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 3rd Wed. Free breastfeeding support. Churchland Library 966-5878 (P)
Welcome Baby! - 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Discuss immunizations, breastfeeding, sleep safety + more. RR Premier Pediatrics, 1181 First Colonial Rd. 668-4600 (VB)
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                     18
Pre-K Art Day - 10-11 a.m. Every 3rd Thurs. Learn something new every month. ($) Va. MOCA 425-0000 (VB)
Art a la Cart - 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Every 3rd Thurs. Joint Use Library 822-7800 (VB)
Greek Festival - 4-9 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Hellenic Center, 60 Traverse Rd. 596-6151 (NN)
Possession Pumpkin Smash - 7 p.m. Smash pumpkins and win a prize. RR ($) Hunt Club Farm 427-9520 (VB)
Ghost Train - 7-10:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. thru 10/20. A storyteller spins a ghoulish tale that unfolds in unexpected ways along the ride. ($) Northwest River Park 421-7151 (C)

Friday              19
Yorktown Day - 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate the historic battle that led to the turning point of the Revolutionary War. ($) Yorktown Battlefield Visitors Center 989-2410 (Yorktown)
Halloweekend - 9 a.m. thru Sun. Scary theatre, creepy crawlies, horror story readings + more. ($) Children’s Museum, PACC & Lightship Portsmouth 393-5258 (P)
Scarecrow Harvest Party - 4:30-6 p.m. Ages 4+. Play fall games + make a scarecrow. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)
Night of the Living Museum - 5:30 p.m. Also Sat. Ages 12 & under. Trick-or-treat through themed galleries, creepy crafts, animal shows + more. ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)
Teen and Pre-Teen Peer Talk - 7 p.m. Every 3rd Fri. thru 12/21. Teens discuss anxieties, stresses, and hot topics. RR ($) NewGWC, 3025 S. Military Hwy 485-3162 (C)
Bra-ha-ha Award Show & Auction - 7-9 p.m. RR ($) TCC Student Center 312-6314 (C)

Saturday                      20
Yorktown Victory Celebration - 9 am.-5 p.m. Cont. Sun. Celebrate the 237th anniversary of America’s Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown in 1781. ($) American Revolution Museum at Yorktown 888-593-4682 (Y)
Bra-ha-ha Women’s Health Expo - 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Vendors, educational workshops, fitness classes, wellness screenings + more. TCC Student Center 312-6314 (C)
SUNdays - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Also 11/17 & 12/15. Join Back Bay Amateur Astronomers to view the sun! Eliz. River Park 382-6411 (C)
Festival of Holiday Craft Show - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Find special and unique items. Indian River High School 578-7000 (C)
VB Farmers Market: Harvest Fair - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Craft show, food trucks, carnival, children’s activities + more. VB Farmers Market, 3640 Dam Neck Rd. 385-4395 (VB)
Stockley Gardens Art Festival - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 12-5 p.m. Browse over 120 artists, entertainment and food vendors + children’s activities. Stockley Garden Park 625-6161 (N)
Driver Days Festival - 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Entertainment, music festival, games, car show + more. Driver Village, 3117 Kings Hwy. 434-5539 (S)
Family Art Crush - 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fun gallery activities. ($) Va. MOCA 425-0000 (VB)
Children’s Theatre of HR: Halloweenie - 11 a.m. Watch three lovable ghosts try to fix the Halloweenie party. ($) Zeiders American Dream Theater 499-0317 (VB)
Fall Festival - 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Hay rides, pumpkin painting, entertainment + more. City Center at Oyster Point 873-2020 (NN)
Sloth Day - 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. ZooLive! Stage presentation, education carts + Zoodoption special. ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Commonwealth Coastal Classic - 12-5 p.m. Enjoy all-day feasting, artisans + more. ($) Town Point Park 441-2345 (N)
Edventure Program: Skeletons of Fun - 1-2 p.m. Ages 2-12. Solve skeleton mysteries, discover invertebrate animals + more. RR ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Fall Fest - 2-5 p.m. Spon. by CHKD & Ches. Parks & Rec. Trick or treat, costume contest, parade + more. Chesapeake River Crest Community Ctr., 1001 River Walk Pkwy. 668-7000 (C)
Bark in the Park & 5K Doggy Dash - 5-9 p.m. Sun. 12-5 p.m. Demos, contests, animal rescue. Chesapeake City Park 546-5355 (C)
Movie Nights - 5:30 p.m. Mt. Trashmore Park 385-2990 (VB)
Night Crawlers Family Snooze - 6 p.m.-10 a.m. Trick-or-treat, games, activities + breakfast. RR ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)

Sunday                        21
Go Batty! - 2:30 p.m. School Age. Make a crafty bat that will magically fill with candy overnight. RR Slover Library 664-7323 (N)
Trivia Treats - 3:30 p.m. Teens. Slover Library 664-7323 (N)

Monday                       22
Toddler Time: Early Literacy Hallo-week - 10:30 a.m. Also 10/26. Costumes encouraged. Pretlow Anchor Library 441-1750 (N)

Tuesday                       23
Skeleton Scavenger Hunt - 4-7 p.m. School Age. Slover Library 664-7323 (N)

Wednesday     24
Partake ‘N Portsmouth - 5-9 p.m. Bites, micro-brews & dance moves. RR ($) 3321 Tyre Neck Rd. 397-8473 (P)
Grieving While Growing - 6:30-8:30 p.m. A conversation about supporting children and families through loss. RR CHKD, 601 Children’s Ln. 668-7402 (N)

Thursday                     25
Trick-r-Trees - 5-6:30 p.m. Also Fri. Ages 3+. Enjoy games, crafts + trick-or-treating. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)

Friday              26
Halloween at the Aquarium - 6-9 p.m. Games, prizes + spooky entertainment. RR ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)

Saturday                      27
Ghoula Palooza - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Enjoy trick-or-treating, activities, crafts, inflatables + more. Great Neck Park 385-2990 (VB)
Dismal Swamp Art Festival - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fine art, live music, food, children’s activities + more. Dismal Swamp Canal Trail 403-4435 (C)
ZooBoo - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Trick-or-treat, contests, crafts + more. ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Historic Hilton Fall Festival - 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Vendors, entertainment + more. Hilton Village, info@hiltonvillage100.com (NN)

Sunday                        28
Beef Fest - 1-5 p.m. AYCE BBQ, face painting, pony rides + more. ($) Izaak Walton Park 487-9614 (C)

Monday                       29       
Baby Care 101 - 4:30-5:30 p.m. Learn about caring for your newborn. RR Suffolk Pediatrics, 1009 Hill Pointe Blvd. 668-2256 (S)

Tuesday                       30
Slime Laboratory - 7 p.m. Teens. Make different kinds of slime. Pretlow Anchor Library 441-1750 (N)

Wednesday     31
Halloween Costume Bash - 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Scavenger hunt + living art. Chrysler Museum 664-6200 (N)
Girls Who Code - 4:30 p.m. School Age. Every last Wed. Build apps, meet professionals + more. Blyden Library 441-2852 (N)