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November Family Calendar

Check out this month’s exciting family fun.

Due to health & safety concerns, some of the listed events may be cancelled or postponed. Please call to confirm. Send your submissions for the calendar by the 15th of the month prior.

Monday 1
Live Shows - Call for times or visit tickets.FFXshow.org. Fri., Sat. & select dates weekly thru Nov. ($) FFX Theatre, 206 16th St. 797-4020 (VB)
Maritime Mondays - 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Every Mon. Enjoy a book reading, artifacts & more. RR Mariners Museum 596-2222 (Virtual)

Tuesday 2
WebEx Live: 3s Please Virtual Storytime - 9-9:30 a.m. Every Tues. Enjoy stories, rhymes & songs. RR Va. Beach Public Library 385-0150 (Virtual)
Tech Tuesday - 2-7 p.m. Every Tues. Explore technology w/ hands-on activities. Cuffee Library 410-7100 (C)
Press Play on Girl Scouts - 6 p.m. Also 11/16. Gr. K-12 w/ caregiver. Enjoy virtual fun + activities. RR GSCCC 547-4405 (Virtual)

Wednesday 3
Homeschool Day: Food Chain Connections - 1-1:45 p.m. Discover why animals eat different things. RR ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)
VIBES Open Mic - 5-6 p.m. via Instagram. Every Wed. Teens & YA. Share your latest work. Teens with a Purpose 747-2679 (Virtual)
Family Night - 5:30-9 p.m. Every Wed. AYCE pizza, skating + more. ($) Haygood Roller Skating Center, 1036 Ferry Plantation Rd. 460-1138 (VB)
Helping Young Children Manage Emotions - 6:30-7:30 p.m. Help develop secure attachments & manage challenges. RR CHKD, www.chkd.org/class, outreach@chkd.org, 668-7402 (Virtual)
Gov. School for the Arts: No Child… - 7:30 p.m. Times vary thru Sun. Enjoy this tour-de-force exploration of the NYC public school system. RR ($) GSArts Theatre, 254 Granby St. 451-4711 (N)

Thursday 4
Happy Diwali!
Toddler Trek - 11 a.m. Also 11/18. Enjoy a virtual guided nature walk & fun themed activities. RR Va. Aquarium 385-3473 (Virtual)
Teen Comedy Club - 4:30 p.m. Ages 13-18. Kids Comedy Club 6 p.m. ages 7-12. Every Thurs. Explore sketch comedy & improv acting. RR FFX Theatre, 206 16th St. 797-4020 (VB)
Gov. School for the Arts Fall Juried Art Show - 6 p.m. Awards announced 6:30 p.m. GSArts Origin Gallery, MacArthur Center 451-4711 (N)
Girl Scouts Outdoor Fun Days - 6-7 p.m. Gr. K-12. Enjoy activities + parent info sessions. RR Bethany UMC, 1509 Todds Ln. 547-4405 (H)
Planetarium Show: Winter Sky - 8-9:30 p.m. Thurs. thru Nov. Explore constellations & mythology. RR Chesapeake Planetarium 547-0153 (C)

Friday 5
To the Lab! Science Program - 4 p.m. Every 1st Fri. via Facebook. Check out new science themes every month. Northampton Library 825-4558 (Virtual)

Saturday 6
Breakthrough Trail 5K - 9 a.m. Adult & youth awards + Park general admission incl. RR ($) Pamplin Historical Park Freedom Garden, 6523 Duncan Rd. 804-861-2408 (Petersburg)
Santa’s Stocking Old Fashioned Craft Bazaar - 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Discover 100+ craft vendors, stocking stuffers, artworks & more. Princess Anne Rec. Center 385-1100 (VB)
EdZoocation: Bison Day - 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Explore a wild animal, place, or initiative each month. Va. Zoo 441-2374 (Virtual)
Mosaic Steel Orchestra Lanyard - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Every Sat. Enjoy steel pan vibes + vendor market. 220 E. 27th St. 625-0545 (N)
Chesapeake Jubilee Fall Craft Market - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Browse 100+ vendors w/ Kids Korner activities. City Park 482-4848 (C)
Tidewater Big Train Operators Train Show - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy model trains, entertainment + more. White’s Nursery 487-2300 (C)
Yoga for Everybody - 10:30-11:15 a.m. Every Sat. All ages. Spon. By Teens with a Purpose. Donations accepted. Purpose Park, 801 Church St. 747-2679 (N)
Storytime & Craft - 11-11:30 a.m. Every Sat. Suffolk Public Library 514-7323 (Virtual)
Treetopia - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. w/ LRNow. Sapling giveaways, educational exhibitions, children’s activities + more. Mt. Trashmore Park 385-1100 (VB)
Lunch n’ Lego Club - 12-1:30 p.m. Every Sat. Enjoy Lego-based activities & practice social skills. RR ($) Inside Out Learners, Inc., 1220 Executive Blvd. 436-2722 (C)
757 Teen Connect - 3:30 p.m. Every Sat. Radio show for teens, by teens. Teens with a Purpose 747-2679 (Virtual)
Family Movie Night: Soul - 7:30 p.m. Enjoy free popcorn & treats. Outdoor event space, 401 Oriana Rd. 926-1400 (NN)

Tuesday 9
Parent Discussing Group - 12:30-1:30 p.m. Also 11/23. Discuss proven effective parenting strategies. RR CHKD, www.chkd.org/class, outreach@chkd.org, 668-7402 (Virtual)
Girl Scouts Outdoor Fun Days - 6-7 p.m. Gr. K-12. Enjoy activities + parent info sessions. RR Camp Skimino, 443 Fenton Mill Rd. 547-4405 (W)

Wednesday 10
Monthly Open House - 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ask questions & tour the office. RR Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg, 119 Bulifants Blvd. 564-7337 (W)

Thursday 11
Meet & Greet - 4:15-5:15 p.m. Ask questions & tour the office. RR Chesapeake Pediatrics, 1124 S. Battlefield Blvd. 668-2500 (C)
Winterfest on the Wisconsin - 5-9 p.m. Times vary thru 1/2/22. Enjoy this waterfront light festival, entertainment, boat parade + more. ($) Nauticus 664-1000 (N)

Friday 12
Bodacious Bazaar - 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thru Sun. Shop til you drop at this 3-day shopping extravaganza. ($) HR Convention Ctr. www.bodaciousbazaar.com (H)
NatureKid To-Go Kit: Autumn Artists - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ages 4+. Make a tree cookie turkey + more. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)

Saturday 13
Sensory Friendly Morning - 7:30-9 a.m. Enjoy soft lighting, limited sounds & other mods. RR ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3473 (Virtual)
Hickory Fall Craft Fair - 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Browse 170+ vendors, enjoy kettle corn, food + more. Hickory High School 421-4295 (C)
Artisan & Farmers Market - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Also 11/27. Shop handmade, vintage, garden vendors + more. Simply Vintage 809-4000 (S)

Sunday 14
Friendly Hours - 9-11 a.m. Every 2nd Sun. Experience the museum w/ reduced sound & lighting. RR ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Running Wild Fall 2021 - 10-11 a.m. Also Wed. Ages Pre-K-Gr. 2. Play in natural spaces & move like the animals. RR ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Girl Scouts Outdoor Fun Days - 1-3 p.m. Gr. K-12. Enjoy activities + parent info sessions. RR Camp Apasus, 8420 Granby St. 547-4405 (N)

Monday 15
Welcome Baby! - 4:30-6 p.m. Ask questions & tour the office. RR Suffolk Pediatrics 1009 Hillpoint Blvd. 668-2250 (S)

Tuesday 16
WebEx Live: Teen Paint Night - 5-6 p.m. Gr. 6-12. Paint fall-themed art. RR VB Public Library 385-0150 (VB)

Wednesday 17
Homeschool Day: Legends of the Night Sky - 10-10:45 a.m. Learn about the constellation of Orion the Hunter. RR ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)
Random Acts of Kindness - 6:30 p.m. Gr. K-12. Learn how you can start making a difference. RR GSCCC.org/invitation, 547-4405 (Virtual)

Friday 19
Bayport Credit Union Holiday Lights at the Beach - 5:30-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 5:30-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. Nighly thru 1/2/22. Drive through light displays on the boardwalk. ($) Oceanfront 385-7873 (VB)
Suffolk Grand Illumination - 6-8 p.m. Crafts, vendors, music & Santa! Seaboard Station 514-7250 (S)

Saturday 20
Santa’s Stocking Old Fashioned Craft Bazaar - 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Discover 100+ craft vendors, stocking stuffers & more. Kempsville Rec. Center 385-1100 (VB)
Saturday SUN-Day - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Join Back Bay Amateur Astronomers for a solar viewing event. Elizabeth River Park 382-1359 (C)
Chesapeake Holiday Craft Show - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. (11-4) Holiday shopping + Winter Wonderland, train demos, Santa visit + more. Chesapeake Conference Center 382-6411 (C)
Oyster & South Festival - 1-4 p.m. Enjoy oysters, monster truck rides + harvest fun! ($) Greenbrier Farms 382-2879 (C)
Va. Children’s Chorus: Harvest of Song - 4 p.m. Enjoy beautiful singing. Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church 440-9100 (N)

Tuesday 23
Langley FCU Holiday Light Stroll - 5:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy a 2-mi. Walk thru holiday lights. ($) Newport News Park, medmonds@kidsandfamilies.com (NN)

Wednesday 24
Turkey Pardoning - 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Celebrate thanks and giving in the community. ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)

Thursday 25
Happy Thanksgiving!
Celebration in Lights - 5:30-10 p.m. thru 1/1/22. Drive thru animated holiday lights. ($) Newport News Park 886-7912 (NN)

Friday 26
Parents’ Morning Out - 9 a.m.-noon. Spon. By Run Free Kids Club. Kids enjoy games, crafts + snacks. RR ($) Greenbrier Middle School, 210-846-3429 (C)
Festival of Lights - 5-9:30 p.m. daily thru 12/30. Drive through festive lights. Sleepy Hole Park 514-7250 (S)
Nature Nights Holiday Lights - 5:30-8:30 p.m. thru 12/30. Enjoy a nature night walk decorated with lights & decor. ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)

Saturday 27
SkyWatch - Dusk-midnight. Join Back Bay Amateur Astronomers to learn about the galaxy. Northwest River Park 382-6411 (C)

Sunday 28
Happy Hanukkah!
Village Family Food Pantry - 3-5 p.m. 4th Sun. Free groceries, clothes & more. First Calvary Baptist Church, 813 Henry St. 622-7418 (N)

Tuesday 30
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical - 6 p.m. Travel to the North Pole w/ Santa’s Scout Elves. ($) Chrysler Hall 664-6464 (N)

Please call to confirm. RR - Reservation req’d.
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