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Welcome to Tidewater Family’s February Calendar of Events, your guide to family-friendly winter activities indoors and out!

Saturday     1
The Nature Bus Saturday Escapes - Times vary. Most Saturdays. Family. Hop on board for fun impromptu experiences in nature settings. RR ($) Call for info 288-9595 (VB)
Chesapeake Farmers Market - 8 a.m.-noon. Every Sat. Local produce + goods. Courtyard Sq. Park, 306 Cedar Rd. 382-6411 (C)
Volunteer Service Days - 9 a.m. Every 1st & 3rd Sat. Ages 12+. Assist w/ weeding, planting + more. RR Paradise Creek Nature Park 399-7487 (P)
Nature Workshop Series - 10 a.m.-noon. Family. Preserve flowers in a resin cast. RR ($) Mari-ners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Fly Fishing Basics 101 - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Test your skills. RR Northwest River Pk. 382-1359 (C)
Antiques to Flea Market - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Every 1st Sat. Middle St. Garage 339-1876 (P)
Friends of PPL Book Sale - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Every Sat. Find a great bargain! Main Library, 601 Court St. 393-8501 (P)
Maritime Storytime: The Princess & the Pea - 10:30 a.m. Enjoy this classic tale with a fresh spin set in Africa. ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Make It, Take It - 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 1-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Also 12-4 p.m. Sun. Daily. Ages 2-8. Create a fun themed craft. ($) Children’s Museum of Va. 393-5258 (P)
Olde Towne Farmer’s Market - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Every Sat. Crockin’s Furniture, 215 High St.  397-8473 (P)
Make a Chocolate Bar - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Every 1st Sat. ($) Royal Chocolate 557-6925 (VB)
Black History Month Expo - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Presentations, activities, story times + more. North Suffolk Library 514-7323 (S)
Family Nature Walks - 12 p.m. Every 1st & 3rd Sat. thru March Learn about native plants and wildlife. RR Paradise Creek Nature Park 399-7487 (P)
S.T.E.M. Studio - 12:30-4:30 p.m. Every Sat. Ages 3+. ($) Children’s Museum of Va. 393-5258 (P)
Frog Watch Training Session - 3-7 p.m. Also 2/10. Learn about conservation issues and how you can help. RR ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Peter and the Starcatcher - 8 p.m. Sun. 2:30 p.m. Enjoy this family-friendly musical prequel of Peter Pan. ($) Little Theatre of Norfolk, 801 Claremont Ave. 627-8551 (N)
Clowning Around w/ Avner the Eccentric - 8 p.m. Family. This comedian breaks new ground as a master of physical comedy. ($) American Theatre 722-2787 (H)

Sunday     2
Western Branch Farmers Market - 12-4 p.m. Every Sun. Chesapeake Square Mall 320-1584 (C)
Va. Opera: Gioachino Rossini’s Cinderella - 2:30 p.m. Also Tues. 7:30 p.m. Cinderella rises to meet the destiny that only romance with her one true prince can bring. ($) Harrison Opera House 673-7282 (N)
Birthplace Tours - 3:45 & 5 p.m. Every Sun. Adults. RR Ches. Reg. Med. Ctr. 312-6508 (C)
Va. Opera: Tea w/ Cinderella - 5:30 p.m. Meet the cast & enjoy a magical experience. RR ($) Harrison Opera House 627-9545 (N)

Monday    3
Homeschool in the Garden: Seeds 101 - 10-11 a.m. Ages 5-9. Enjoy lessons in nature. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)
Maritime Mondays - 10:30 a.m. Ages 18 mo.-8 yrs. Every Mon. Storytime + crafts. ($) 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)
Teen Gathering - 5:30-7:30 p.m. Every Mon. Make friends, develop talents + become a leader. VCM Teen Center 747-2679 (N)
Groundhog Bingo - 6 p.m. School Age. Pretlow Anchor Library 441-1750 (N)

Tuesday     4
Preschool Pals Playdate - 9 a.m. Every Tues. thru 3/31. Enjoy coffee, toddler play + planetarium show. ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)
Character Storytime - 10-10:30 a.m. Every Tues. and Wed. Call for titles. Barnes & Noble, MacAr-thur Ctr. 640-2655 (N)
Homeschool Day! - 10 a.m. Every Tues. Get up and moving! ($) 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. ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
Zoo Tales - 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Every Tues. Enjoy story time. ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Positive Discipline - 12-1 p.m. Parents of ages 5-12. Establish strong relationships and responsible children. RR CHKD 668-9304 (Webinar)
Cooperative Co-Parenting – 4-8 p.m. Every 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)
Poetry & Recording Sessions - 5-7:30 p.m. Every Tues. Develop writing skills. VCM Teen Center 747-2679 (N)
Teen Time: Gaming - 5:30-7 p.m. Every 1st Tues. Gr. 6-12. Challenge friends & show off skills! Kempsville Library 385-2627 (VB)

Wednesday     5
Terrific Twos - 10:15-10:45 a.m. Pre-K. Every Wed. Build literacy skills through songs & activi-ties. RR Russell Mem. Library 410-7024 (C)
Combined Preschool Storytime - 11:15 a.m.-noon. Ages 3-5. Enjoy books, rhymes + literacy activ-ities. Great Neck Library 385-2606 (VB)
S.T.E.A.M. Program - 3:30-4:30 p.m. Ages 3-7. Every Wed. Create art based on scientific con-cepts. RR ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
Meet & Greet - 5-6 p.m. Ask questions & tour the office. RR Chesapeake Pediatrics, 500 Discovery Dr. 668-2500 (C)
Welcome, Baby! - 5-6 p.m. Ask questions & tour the office. RR General Booth Pediatrics, 2021 Concert Dr. 668-6700 (VB)
Ready, Set…GO! Science Activities - 6 p.m. Tweens & teens. Pretlow Library 441-1750 (N)
Movie Screening: Angst - 6:30-8 p.m. Ages 10+. Spon. by CHKD. A film about anxiety, truth & hope. Discussion to follow. Hickory Middle School 668-7000 (C)

Thursday     6
Toddler Trek - 10 & 11 a.m. Every Thurs. Ages 2-5. ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
Tickle My Ears - 10:30 a.m. 1st Thurs. Stories & songs. Chrysler Museum 664-6200 (N)
Meet Olaf! - 12-6 p.m. Take photos + play with your favorite snowman from Disney’s Frozen. ($) Funville Playground & Café 963-8683 (VB)
Family Fun Nights - 5 p.m. 1st Thurs. thru March. Enjoy games, movies + activities. JEB Little Creek Library 462-7385 (VB)
Harry Potter Book Night: Triwizard Tournament - 5:30 p.m. School age. Little Creek Library 441-1751 (N)
Owl Meet & Greet - 6:30-8:30 p.m. An indoor presentation featuring our feathered friends! ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)
Movie Screening: Angst - 7:00-8:30 p.m. Ages 10+. Spon. by CHKD. A film about anxiety, truth & hope. Discussion to follow. VB Friends School 668-7000 (C)
Planetarium Show: Death of a Star - 8 p.m. Examine the fate of our Sun and other stars. RR Chesapeake Planetarium 547-0153 (C)

Friday     7
Crafty Fridays - 10 a.m.-noon. Pre-K-Gr. 5. Every Fri. in Feb. Great Neck Library 385-2606 (VB)
National Bubble Gum Day - 3:30 p.m. School age. Black Library 441-5806 (N)
Let Me Be Great Children’s Yoga: Fun Fridays - 4:45-5:45 p.m. Every Fri. School age. Sing songs, meditate, dance + learn yoga poses. RR ($) Simon Family JCC 321-2338 (VB)
DG MainStage: Little Shop of Horrors - 7 p.m. Times vary thru 2/22. Ages 13+. Enjoy this horrifyingly hilarious cult classic. ($) Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center 247-8950 (NN)
Mrs. Kirshnan’s Party - 8 p.m. Also Sat. Anything can happen in this immersive theatrical event. ($) American Theatre 722-2787 (H)

Saturday     8
Africans & African-Americans in the Maritime World - 10 a.m. Discover influences across centuries and throughout the maritime world. ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Dads in Action: Fatherhood 101 - 10-11:30 a.m. Learn how to navigate changing family and social relationships. RR CHKD Health Center, 500 Discovery Dr. 668-2311 (C)
SUN-day - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Every 2nd Sat. Join Back Bay Amateur Astronomers for this public so-lar viewing event. Elizabeth River Park 382-6411 (C)
Children’s Theatre of HR: The World of Oz - 11 a.m. Travel over the rainbow and down the yellow brick road to the Emerald City once more! ($) Zeiders American Dream Theater 499-0317 (VB)
Second Saturday - 1-5 p.m. Make & take, demos, shopping + more. SPARC Shoppe, 100 North Main St. 809-3229 (S)
Star Party/Laser Evenings - 7:30 p.m. Every 2nd Sat. Planetarium programs + laser light shows. ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)

Sunday     9
Friendly Hours - 9-11 a.m. 2nd Sun. Experience the museum w/ reduced sound & lighting. RR ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Family Movies at the Center: The Princess & the Frog - 2-4:30 p.m. Naveen and Tiana must race to break the spell. Suffolk Center 514-4130 (S)

Monday     10
Homeschool in the Garden: Garden Lifecycles - 10-11 a.m. Ages 5-9. Enjoy lessons in nature. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)
Lena Smart Parenting Series Orientation - 6 p.m. For parents and caregivers of kids ages 0-3. Spon. By the City of VB. Williams Farm Rec Ctr. 385-0144 (VB)

Tuesday     11
Cooperative Co-Parenting – 5-9 p.m. Every 2nd Tues. Adults. Prevent potential problems. RR ($) 424 W. 21st St., 624-6666 (N)
Monthly Open House - 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ask questions & tour the office. RR Pediatric Associates, 119 Bulifants Blvd. 564-7337 (W)

Wednesday     12
Welcome, Baby! - 6-7 p.m. Discuss immunizations, breastfeeding, safety + more. RR Pediatric Specialists, 885 Kempsville Rd. 461-6342 (N)
Sensory Friendly Evening - 5-7 p.m. Soft lighting, limited sounds & other modifications. ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
Lena Smart Parenting Series Orientation - 6 p.m. For parents and caregivers of kids ages 0-3. Bow Creek Rec Ctr. 385-0144 (VB)
Helping Young Children Manage Emotions - 6:30-7:30 p.m. Parents of ages 2-6. Learn how adults’ responses to children’s emotional upset can affect development. RR CHKD 668-9304 (Webinar)

Thursday     13
Blood Drive - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit redcrossblood.org and enter “Mariners” to schedule appt. Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)

Friday     14
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s Day Story & Craft - 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 2-5. Enjoy stories, songs + crafts. RR Joint Use Library 822-7800 (VB)
Hurrah Players: Black Girl Magic - 7 p.m. Also Sat. & Sun. 2 p.m. Enjoy this celebration of the history and accomplishments of African-American women. ($) Copeland Center 627-5437 (N)

Saturday     15
Clean the Creek - 9 a.m. Volunteer by foot or personal kayak. RR Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
Preschool Saturdays - 9:30-10:30 a.m. Also 3/21. Ages 3-5. Combine art & science! Dress for mess. RR ($) Children’s Museum 393-5258 (P)
S.T.E.M. Challengers - 9:30-11 a.m. Also 2/22. Ages 6-9. Hands-on themed projects each month. RR ($) Children’s Museum of Va. 393-5258 (P)
Visit Japan - 10 a.m.-noon. All ages. Learn about Japanese culture and traditions. Joint Use lIbrary 822-7800 (VB)
Baby Formal: Gatsby Style - 10:30 a.m. Babies. Dress in your fanciest attire for songs, snacks + pictures. RR Pretlow Library 441-1750 (N)
Family Gallery Explorers - 11 a.m. Develop creativity & encourage critical thinking. ($) Va. MOCA 425-0000 (VB)
Black and Super: African American History in Comics - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Story time, games, activities + more. Morgan Memorial Library 514-7323 (S)
Nathan Richardson Portrays Frederick Douglass - 1 p.m. Experience living history through this performance. ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Kids Night Out - 4:45-9 p.m. Ages 4-12. Enjoy games, activities, hike + dinner. RR ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Kiss & Tail - 6-8 p.m. Ages 21+. While the kids enjoy Kids Night Out, learn about jungle love + beer, wine & hors d’oeuvres. RR ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
SkyWatch - Sunset-11 p.m. Join Back Bay Amateur Astronomers for star and planet watching. Northwest River Park 421-7151 (C)
That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody - 8 p.m. Catch our four girls from Miami as you’ve never seen them before! ($) American Theatre 722-2787 (H)

Sunday     16
Sensory Friendly Sunday - 1-2 p.m. Enjoy a fun learning experience in a welcoming, accepting environment. ($) Peninsula Fine Arts Ctr. 596-8175 (NN)
Princess Ball: A Father/Daughter Dance - 3-6 p.m. Girls ages 2-12. Enjoy bonding, dancing, laugher + love. RR ($) Chesapeake Conference Center 382-2500 (C)

Monday     17
Little Sprout Explorers: Silly Snails - 10-11 a.m. Ages 3-5. Enjoy a story, craft + guided walking adventure. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)
Animal Wellness Campus Behind the Scenes Tour - 2-2:45 p.m. Ages 6+. Learn about the lab, pharmacy, surgery room + more. RR ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
LiveArt: Stop Motion Animation Fun - 3-5 p.m. Gr. 3-5. Learn to make your own movies. RR Great Neck Library 385-2606 (VB)

Tuesday     18
Puppet Show - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Every 3rd Tues. Live puppet show and story time. ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
Karaoke Night - 4:30 p.m. Tweens & Teens. Refreshments provided. Janaf Library 441-5660 (N)

Wednesday     19
La Leche League Meeting - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 3rd Wed. Free breastfeeding support. Churchland Li-brary 966-5878 (P)
Meet & Greet - 5-6 p.m. Ask questions & tour the office. RR Chesapeake Pediatrics, 500 Discov-ery 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)
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     20
Park Place 50th Anniversary - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. All ages. Park Place Library 664-7330 (N)
Meet Sky! - 12-6 p.m. Take photos + play with this high-flying cutie from Paw Patrol! ($) Funville Playground & Café 963-8683 (VB)
Tell Me a Story - 3:30 p.m. School Age. Create a story w/ friends. Blyden Library 441-2852 (N)
Understanding Anger in Children - 6:30-7:30 p.m. Parents of ages 6-12. Spon. by CHKD. Help your child manage their own emotions. RR CHKD 668-9304 (Webinar)
Movie Screening: LIKE - 6:30-8 p.m. Spon. by CHKD. Ages 10+. This documentary about social media challenges the ways we use technology. RR Old Donation School 668-7000 (N)

Saturday    22
African Maritime Collage - 10 a.m. Experiment using African fabrics, found objects + more. ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Downtown Suffolk Expo - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Young entrepreneurs (ages 7-17) experience creating, marketing & presenting ideas, products + services. RR ($) Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront, 100 E. Constance Rd 925-4744 (S)
Antique Show & Sale - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Also Sun. Soon. By Suffolk Art League. ($) King’s Fork Middle School, 350 King’s Fork Rd. 925-0448 (S)
Preschool Building-Block Party - 10:15-11:15 a.m. Build with blocks + make new friends. Central Library 385-0150 (VB)
Down by the Bayou Mardi Gras Celebration - 12 p.m. Family. Taste the flavors of New Orleans + storytime with Princess Tiana! Park Place Library 664-7330 (N)
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. New-port News Public Library 591-4858 (NN)
Summer Camp Open House - 2-6 p.m. Tour the camp, ask questions + dinner. Triple R Ranch 421-4177 (C)

Sunday     23
Special Day for Special Needs - 9-11 a.m. Ages 12 & under. Explore exhibits, make crafts + more. RR ($) Children’s Museum 393-5258 (P)
Dad’s Day Out - 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Spon. by CHKD. Enjoy a free family movie. RR AMC Theaters, Lynnhaven Mall 668-7000 (VB)

Monday     24
Little Sprout Explorers: Totally Trees - 10-11 a.m. Ages 3-5. Story, craft + guided walking adventure. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)
Brain Teasers - 4-6 p.m. School age+. Blyden Library 441-2852 (N)

Tuesday     25
Funville Cares! - 9 a.m. Last Tues. Special Funvillers have private time to play. ($) Funville Play-ground & Café 963-8683 (VB)
Children and Stress - 12-1 p.m. Learn ways to lessen tension, increase cooperation, and support development. RR CHKD 668-9304 (Webinar)
Teen Book Club - 2:45 p.m. Last Tues. thru April. Ages 13-18. Receive a free book each month + refreshments. RR Manor Branch Library, 1401 Elmhurst Ln. 393-8501 (P)
Book Character Masks - 6 p.m. School Age. Create a mask of your favorite book character. Pretlow Anchor Library 441-1750 (N)

Wednesday     26
Lena Smart Parenting Series Orientation - 8:45 a.m. For parents and caregivers of kids ages 0-3. Spon. By the City of VB. Oceanfront Library 385-0144 (VB)
Open House - 9 a.m. Celebrating 30 yrs. as the only K-12 independent school in Southeastern Va. dedicated to empowering children who learn differently. RR Chesapeake Bay Academy 497-6200 (VB)
Ready to Read Family Workshop - 10-10:45 a.m. Ages 2-5. Learn techniques to support early lit-eracy. RR Joint Use Library 822-7800 (VB)

Thursday     27
Family Tie-Dye Time - 5-6:45 p.m. Ages 4+. Bring a white shirt. Van Wyck Library 441-2844 (N)

Friday     28
Leap Year Party - 4 p.m. School Age & Teens. Let’s celebrate! Jordan-Newby Library 664-7328 (N)
Fairy & Gnome Garden Homes - 5-6 p.m. Ages 4+. Small air plant incl. Make a miniature home! RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)

Saturday     29
Safety at Sea Course - 8 a.m.-4 p.m. All levels. Spon. By Landfall Navigation. Receive Offshore Safety at Sea certification w/ lectures, demos + more. RR ($) Mariners’ Museum 952-0466 (NN)
Camp Skimino Open House - 9 a.m.-noon. Explore this 90-acre camp & learn about summer offerings. RR customercare@gsccc.org (Williamsburg)
Anansi the Trickster - 10 a.m. Become part of the story w/ your own handmade instrument. ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Animal Appreciation: Leap Day - 10 a.m.-noon. Learn about frogs with activities, keeper chat, crafts + Zoodoption special. ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Candy Rocks - 2 p.m. School Age. Explore science while creating delicious rock candy. Janaf library 441-5660 (N) 

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

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