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2018 Sep

September 2018

Welcome to Tidewater Family’s exclusive calendar of events—just for families!

Saturday                      1
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)
Back-to-School Celebration - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Music + more! ($) Nauticus 664-1000 (N)
Storytime & Activities - 11 a.m. Every Sat. Barnes & Noble Town Center 671-2331 (VB)
Children’s Theatre of HR: Honey Bee: A Superhero Story - 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Can the Honey Bee foil Brain Freeze’s plan to destroy all the ice cream in the world? ($) Va. Stage Co. 627-1234 (N)
Make a Chocolate Bar - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 1st Sat. ($) Royal Chocolate 557-6925 (VB)
International Primate Day - 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Education carts, keeper chats + zoodoption special. ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Fireside Chat & Chomp - 7:30-8:30 p.m. Every Sat. thru Oct. Mingle & hear campfire tales. Northwest River Park 421-7151 (C)
SkyWatch - 8 p.m.-midnight. Also 10/13, 11/3 & 12/1. Join Back Bay Amateur Astronomers to explore planets, stars & galaxies! Northwest River Park 421-7151 (C)

Sunday                        2
Meditation for Kids - 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Most Sun. Ages 4-12. ($) Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Ctr., 156 Newtown Rd. #A2 504-4425 (VB)
Prayers for World Peace - 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Most Sun. Adults. 2 guided meditations. Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Ctr. 504-4425 (VB)
Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation Presentation - 11 a.m.-noon. Learn about orangutan conservation, rescue, rehabilitation + release. ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Western Branch Farmers Market - 12-4 p.m. Sun. thru Sept. Local produce, music + more. Ches. Square Mall 488-9639 (C)
Student Open House - 2-5 p.m. Learn about programs, the art gallery + music shop. Olde Towne Arts and Music, 606 Court St. 215-6254 (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. Buckroe Beach & Park 727-8311 (H)

Monday                       3
Crafty Mondays - 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Every Mon. Bayside Library 385-2680 (VB)

Tuesday                       4
Back-to-School Immunizations - 8:30-10:30 a.m. Pre-K-Gr. 12. Chesapeake Health Dept. 382-8631 (C)
Character Storytime - 10-10:30 a.m. Every Tues. and Wed. Call for titles. Barnes & Noble, MacArthur Ctr. 640-2655 (N)
Baby & Me Yoga - 10-11 a.m. Ages 4-12 mo. Tues. thru Sept. Encourage baby’s development through movement, songs + yoga poses. RR Hampton Public Library 727-1157 (H)
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 ($) 135 Hall Ave. 624-6666 (S)
Welcome, Baby! - 5-6 p.m. Ask questions and tour the office. RR General Booth Pediatrics 668-6700 (VB)
Teen Time: Gaming - 5:30-7 p.m. Gr. 6-12. 1st Tues. Challenge your friends and show off your skills. Kempsville Library 385-2627 (VB)
TWP: Poetry Workshop - 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tues. thru Fall. Use poetry as a form of self-expression. VCM Teen Center 747-2679 (N)
La Leche League Evening Meet-Up - 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free breastfeeding and parenting support. Panera Bread, 1412 Greenbrier Pkwy. 857-8403 (C)
Teen “Spontaneous Theater” Troupe Training - 7-9 p.m. Every Tues. RR ($) Fellowship Ctr. 714-7142 (VB)

Wednesday     5
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)
Back-to-School Immunizations - 1-3:30 p.m. Pre-K-Gr. 12. Chesapeake Health Dept. 382-8631 (C)
Food Truck Hump Days - 4 p.m. Also 9/19. Kids’ activities & entertainment. Courtyard Square Park 408-2245 (C)
TWP: Visual Arts & Gardening - 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wed. thru Fall. Grow veggies, fruit & herbs. VCM Teen Center 747-2679 (N)

Thursday                     6
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)
Crafty Thursdays - 10:15-11:15 a.m. All ages. Oceanfront Library 385-2640 (VB)
Tickle My Ears - 10:30-11 a.m. 1st Thurs. Stories & songs. Chrysler 333-6221 (N)
Preschool Story Time - 11 a.m. Enjoy stories, music, and crafts. Portsmouth Public Library 393-8501 (P)
Baby Care Basics - 5:30-6:30 p.m. Learn about providing a safe and secure environment for your infant. RR Chesapeake Pediatrics, 500 Discovery Dr. 668-2500 (C)
Welcome, Baby! - 5:30-6:30 p.m. Discuss immunizations, breastfeeding, sleep safety + more. RR Premier Pediatrics, 1181 First Colonial Rd. 668-4600 (VB)
TWP: Members Decide! - 5:30-7:30 p.m Thurs. thru Fall. Games, team building + outings. VCM Teen Center 747-2679 (N)
Sunset Thursdays - 6:30-9 p.m. Final waterfront concert of the summer. High Street Landing 393-8481 (P)
Va. Symphony Orchestra: Symphony by the Sea - 7:30 p.m. Enjoy beachfront pops and classics. Neptune Park 892-6366 (VB)
Planetarium Show: Cosmic Tour - 8 p.m. Thurs. thru Sept. Explore the universe at the speed of light. RR Chesapeake Planetarium 547-0153 (C)

Friday              7
Family Fun Friday - 10 a.m. Enjoy crafts, activities, and art discoveries. RR ($) Chrysler Museum 664-6200 (N)
Sensory Friendly Fridays - 2-4 p.m. Every Fri. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) enjoy a comfortable environment. ($) 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)
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                      8
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)
Colorful Botanicals - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Ages 12+. Create nature-inspired glass sculptures. RR ($) Chrysler Museum 664-6200 (N)
Taste of Suffolk DT Street Festival - 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Kids’ area, music, beer garden + more. Main St. & Washington St. 514-7267 (S)
Art a la Cart - 12-2 p.m. All ages. Every 2nd Sat. New crafts every month. Joint Use Library 822-7800 (VB)
Back2School Expo - 1-5 p.m. Come prepare for the new school year! Military Circle Mall, 880 N. Military Hwy. 656-9577 (N)
Champagne Paperweight - 2-4 p.m. Also 9/13. Ages 12+. Blow hot glass through a pipe and use tools to shape your paperweight. RR ($) Chrysler Museum 664-6200 (N)
Star Party/Laser Evenings - 7:30 p.m. 2nd Sat. Stargazing, planetarium programs + laser light shows. ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)

Sunday                        9
Special Day for Special Needs - 9-11 a.m. Explore the exhibits with reduced visitors. ($) Children’s Museum 393-5258 (P)
Friend Day: What Matters Kick-Off - 9:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Learn about the church and discuss “what matters?” Broadcast Church, 910 Oak Grove Rd. 903-9067 (C)
Celebrate Grandparents Day - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Grandparents get in free with a paying child. ($) Nauticus 664-1000 (N)
Second Sundays Williamsburg - 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy living history, artisans, and more. Merchants Square 879-3029 (W)

Monday                       10
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                       11
Freedom Run - 8 a.m. Kids’ Run 10 a.m. Honor those that have made the ultimate sacrifice, have served, or currently serving. RR ($) Dismal Swamp Canal Trail 382-8244 (C)
Toddler Days - 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. thru Fri. Enjoy games, special guests + exhibits. ($) Children’s Museum 393-5258 (P)
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)

Wednesday     12
Open House - 5:30-6:30 p.m. Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg, 119 Bulifants Blvd. 564-7337 (W)
Welcome, Baby! - 6-7 p.m. Discuss breastfeeding, sleep safety + more. RR Pediatric Specialists, 885 Kempsville Rd. 461-6342 (N)
Understanding the Angry Child - 6:30-8:30 p.m. Parents of ages 6-12. Help children manage their emotions. RR CHKD Health Ctr., 1924 Landstown Centre Way 668-9304 (VB)

Thursday                     13
Norfolk In-Water Boat Show - 12 p.m. thru Sat. See power boats on land and in water. Waterside Marina 441-2345 (N)
Rolling on the River Food Truck Series - 4 p.m.-Sunset. Also 9/27. Elizabeth River Park 382-6411 (C)
Magical Unicorn Bow Holder - 6:30-8 p.m. Ages 5+. Paint unicorns with a rainbow mane! RR ($) Paint Stuff Studio, 1296 Battlefield Blvd. 453-3073 (C)

Friday              14
Coffee w/Friends - 5:30-8:30 p.m. Ages 12-17. 2nd Fri. Design a mug, movie + more. RR ($) Kempsville Rec. Ctr. 385-1100 (VB)
3D Printing the Smithsonian Opening Party – 6-9 p.m. Exhibit runs thru 12/16. ($) Hermitage Museum, 7637 North Shore Rd. 423-2052 (N)

Saturday                      15
Bra-Ha-Ha 5K Run & Walk - 6:30 a.m. Fun Run for ages 12 & under. 5K Run-Walk open to all ages. Post-race celebration with music, food + fun. RR ($) Lifestyle Health & Fitness Center, 800 Battlefield Blvd. N. 312-6314 (C)
Girl Scout Fun Day - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Enjoy canoeing, paddle boating, mini golf + more. ($) Northwest River Park 1-800-77SCOUT (C)
STEM Club - 9:30-11 a.m. 2nd & 3rd Sat. thru Nov. Ages 6-9. Solve challenges through teamwork with LEGOs, robots + more.RR ($) Children’s Museum 393-5258 (P)
CHKD Baby Shower & Expo - 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Giveaways, games + pediatrician chats. Expo free. RR ($) for shower. Pembroke Mall 668-7402 (VB)
SUNdays - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Also 10/20, 11/17 & 12/15. Join Back Bay Amateur Astronomers to view the sun! Eliz. River Park 382-6411 (C)
Community Day - 12-4 p.m. Bounce houses, pony rides, crafts + more. West Side Christian Church, 535 Cherokee Rd. 488-0514 (P)
Commonwealth Coastal Classic - 12-5 p.m. Enjoy tastings, demos + live music on the waterfront. ($) Town Point Park 441-2345 (N)
Little Paws for Learning - 3-5:30 p.m. Ages 5-12. Learn about veterinary medicine and pet care. RR Hope Springs Veterinary, 1010 Cedar Rd. 547-1600 (C)
Movie Nights - 5:30 p.m. Also 10/20. Enjoy family activities, food trucks + more. Mt. Trashmore Park 385-2990 (VB)
Movies & More Series: The Smurfs: The Lost Village - 6 p.m. Dancing, inflatables, games + more. Courtyard Square Park 382-6411 (C)
Growl Fest 2018 - 6-9 p.m. Beer, food trucks + games. RR ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
A Night Under the Stars Paint Party - 7-9 p.m. Ages 5+. Paint your own version of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night.” RR ($) Suffolk Visitor Center 514-4130 (S)

Sunday                        16
Childhood Cancer Survivor Day - 1-4 p.m. Speakers, activities + more. RR Bayville Farms, 4132 First Court Rd. 668-7000 (VB)
Lucky Charms - 1:30-4:30 p.m. Ages 12+. Make colorful glass jewels. RR ($) Chrysler Museum 664-6200 (N)

Monday                       17
Meet & Greet - 5-6 p.m. Ask questions & tour the office. RR Chesapeake Pediatrics, 500 Discovery Dr. 668-2500 (C)

Tuesday                       18
Puppet Show - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Every 3rd Tues. Live puppet show and story time. ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)

Wednesday     19
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 Health Center, 500 Discovery Dr. 668-9304 (C)

Thursday                     20
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)
Colony House + Tall Heights in Concert - 5-9:30 p.m. Town Pt. Pk. 441-2345 (N)

Friday              21
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)

Saturday                      22
NAS Oceana Air Show - 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Also Sun. Tactical demos, performances + more. ($) 1750 Tomcat Blvd. 433-3132 (VB)
AKC All Breed Dog Show - 8 a.m.-6 p.m. thru Sun. Training, teamwork demos + more. ($) Chesapeake City Park 420-0016 (C)
Make a Scarecrow - 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Also Sun. Create a life-sized scarecrow. Supplies provided. ($) McDonald Garden Ctr., 1144 Independence Blvd. 464-5564 (VB)
Mighty Machine Day/ESRC Family Fall Fest - 9 a.m.-noon. Music, crafts, vendors + meet professional heroes! East Suffolk Recreation Center 514-4500 (S)
Zoo Tracks - 10-11 a.m. Join YMCA-SHR for a walking program. ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
American Girl Program: Meet Gabriela McBride - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Ages 5+. RR Riddick’s Folly House Museum 934-0822 (S)
Shobou Con - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Show off your cosplay, attend the Shobou Ball + more. Chesapeake Public Library 410-7100 (C)
VB Farmers Market: Apple Extravaganza - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids’ activities + more. 3640 Dam Neck Rd. 385-4388 (VB)
Children’s Theatre of HR: Honey Bee: A Superhero Story - 11 a.m. ($) Zeiders American Dream Theater 499-0317 (VB)
Pinkalicious! The Musical - 11 a.m.-1 p.m. ($) Suffolk Center 923-2900 (S)
World Rhino Day - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Activities, stories + more. ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Bayside Harley-Davidson: For You We Ride - 12 p.m. Poker Run fundraiser. RR ($) Bayside Harley-Davidson 397-5550 (P)
Wasserhund Oktoberfest 2018 - 12-6 p.m. Music, petting zoo + kids’ activities. ($) Hunt Club Farm 427-9520 (VB)

Sunday                        23
Teen Night - 4-6 p.m. Ages 13+. RR ($) Southern Flair Pub House, 1400 Kempsville Rd. 842-4300 (C)

Monday                       24
Baby Care 101 - 4:30-5:30 p.m. Learn about caring for newborns. RR Suffolk Pediatrics, 1009 Hill Pointe Blvd. 668-2256 (S)

Wednesday     26
Girls Who Code - 4:30 p.m. School Age. Every last Wed. Build apps, meet professionals + more. Blyden Library 441-2852 (N)

Friday              28
Homeschool Day - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Educational activities, demos + special guests. ($) Children’s Museum 393-5258 (P)
Fall Harvest Fair - 10 a.m.-6 p.m. thru 10/31. Pumpkin patch, hayrides, carnival rides + more. ($) Hunt Club Farm 427-9520 (VB)
Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend - 12-6 p.m. thru Sun. Entertainment, artists, food + more! Oceanfront 498-0215 (VB)
Children’s Health - 5:30-7:30 p.m. Learn how to balance nutrition at home and in school. RR ($) Holistic Family Practice 685-4325 (VB)

Saturday                      29
Children’s Consignment Sale - 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Church of the Ascension, 4853 Princess Anne Rd. 495-1886 (VB)
Happiest Baby on the Block - 10 a.m.-noon. RR CHKD Health Center, 1924 Landstown Centre Way 668-7402 (VB)
Suffolk Peanut Fest Parade - 10 a.m.-noon. Historic DT Suffolk 539-6751 (S)
HRVA Moms Fall Family Fun Day - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Storybook Character Hayride, play area, bounce houses, duck races + more. ($) Hickory Ridge Farm 560-6763 (C)
Santa’s Fall Fling - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Music, cars, kids’ coloring contest, princess + Santa meetings. Crossroads UMC, 1800 Rodman Ave. 397-7815 (P)
Family Fun Day - 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free paddle boat rentals, putt-putt + more. Northwest River Park 421-7151 (C)
Bright Star Children’s Theatre: The Wizard of Oz - 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. ($) Peninsula Community Theatre 595-5728 (NN)
Bow Creek Block Party - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy games, vendors, face painting + more. Bow Creek Rec. Center 385-2990 (VB)
GSCCC “Meet the Sheroes” - 1-4 p.m. Meet female community leaders. Pembroke Mall & Patrick Henry Mall 547-4405 (VB)
Boys & Girls Club: Suffolk BBQ & Oyster Roast - 5-8 p.m. RR ($) Constant’s Wharf Park 853-5632 (S)
Twilight Program: Zoo Keepers After Dark - 7-10 p.m. Ages 6+. RR ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)

Sunday                        30
Eliza Hope 5K - 10 a.m.-noon. Fundraiser for children and families living with Autism Spectrum disorders. RR ($) Mt. Trashmore Park 702-8194 (VB)
Sunday FUNday - 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy discounted admission and planetarium shows. ($) Children’s Museum 393-5258 (P)