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October 2020 Family Calendar

October is the perfect month to plan outdoor fun. Get active!

Due to health & safety concerns, some of the listed events may be cancelled or postponed. Please call to confirm.

Thursday 1
Bark in the Park - 8-10 a.m. Daily thru Oct. Humane education week, pet contests, demos. Chesapeake Humane Society 546-5355 (Virtual)
Hunt Club Farm Harvest Fair - 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thru 10/31. Pumpkin patch, hayrides, carnival rides + more. ($) Hunt Club Farm 427-9520 (VB)
Virtual Cub Scout Open House - 6:30-8 p.m. via Zoom. Thurs. thru 10/22. Tidewater Council, Boys Scouts of America 497-2688 (Virtual)

Friday 2
Virtual Homecoming & Family Weekend - 8:30 a.m. thru Sun. Celebrate with alumni near & far. Va. Wesleyan University, www.vwu.edu/alumni/homecoming, 455-3200 (Virtual)

Saturday 3
Yorktown Market Days - 8 a.m.-noon. Sat. thru 10/31. Riverwalk Landing 890-5900 (Yorktown)
Dads in Action Fatherhood 101 - 10-11:30 a.m. Navigate family and social relationships. RR CHKD, chkd.org/class, 668-7402 (Virtual)
Scouts Fall Festival - 10 a.m.-noon. Grace Episcopal Church 632-3810 (N)
Nature Workshop Series - 10 a.m.-noon. 1st Sat. Make beautiful creations w/ natural resources. RR ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Drool in the Pool - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring your pup for a fun day in the pool! Proof of vaccines req’d. RR ($) Suffolk Family YMCA 934-9622 (S)
Oktoberfest - 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Enjoy music, food trucks, + more. Back Bay’s Farmhouse Brewing Co., 1805 Kempsville Rd. 512-6430 (VB)
Lunch n’ Lego Club - 12-1:30 p.m. Every Sat. Enjoy Lego-based activities. RR ($) Inside Out Learners, Inc., 1220 Executive Blvd. 436-2722 (C)
Fun & Games Night - 5-6 p.m. Enjoy snacks, competition, prizes + more. RR ($) Family Fun Experience, 206 16th St. 797-4020 (VB)

Sunday 4
Pure Pregnancy Workshop - 10:30 a.m. via Zoom. Learn about low-impact exercise during pregnancy, movements to avoid + more. RR Pure Barre 842-4288 (Virtual)
Pokemon League & Casual Play - 3-8 p.m. Every Sun. Bring your Trainer ID. Tower of Games, 5405 Indian River Rd. 420-8008 (VB)

Monday 5
Maritime Mondays - 10:30 a.m. Every Mon. Ages 18 mo.-8 yrs. Enjoy story time and crafts. ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)

Tuesday 6
WebEx Live: 3s Please Virtual Storytime - 9-9:30 a.m. Every Tues. Enjoy stories, rhymes & songs. RR VB Public Library 385-0150 (Virtual)
Toddler Tuesdays - 11 a.m. Every Tues thru 10/20. Pre-K. Letter of the day, colors, stories + songs. RR Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (Virtual)

Wednesday 7
Children & Stress - 7-8:15 p.m. Reduce tension, increase cooperation & support development. RR CHKD, chkd.org/class, 668-7402 (Virtual)
Welcome, Baby! - 5-6 p.m. Ask questions & tour the office. RR General Booth Pediatrics, 2021 Concert Dr. 668-2850 (VB)

Thursday 8
Meet & Greet - 4:15-5:15 p.m. Ask questions & tour the office. RR Chesapeake Pediatrics, 1124 S. Battlefield Blvd. 668-2500 (C)

Friday 9
Halloween Fall Festival - Call for times. Cont. Sat. Family. Trunk-or-treat, costume contest, petting zoo & more. RR ($) VB KOA 428-1444 (VB)

Saturday 10
Scouts Fall Festival - 10 a.m.-noon. City View District Park & Tidewater Council BSA office. 632-3810 (VB)
Zumba Kids - 11a.m.-noon. Enjoy this free demo class. MacArthur Center 627-6000 (N)
Pet Costume Contest - 2 p.m. Win prizes. ($) Hunt Club Farm 427-9520 (VB)
SkyWatch - 7-11 p.m. Join Back Bay Amateur Astronomers to view planets, star clusters, nebulae & galaxies! Northwest River Park 421-7151 (C)

Sunday 11
Friendly Hours - 5-7 p.m. Every 2nd Sun. Experience the museum in a less crowded environment. RR ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)

Tuesday 13
Lower School Virtual Open House - 12 p.m. Learn about individualized instruction plans, multi sensory curriculum & more. RR Chesapeake Bay Academy, www.cba-va.org/openhouse, 497-6200 (Virtual)
Online Prenatal Breastfeeding Class - 6-7 p.m. Get off to a good start. RR Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg, 119 Bulifants Blvd. 564-7337 (W)

Wednesday 14
Middle School Virtual Open House - 12 p.m. Learn about individualized instruction plans, multi sensory curriculum & more. RR Chesapeake Bay Academy, www.cba-va.org/openhouse, 497-6200 (Virtual)
Welcome, Baby! - 6-7 p.m. Discuss immunizations, breastfeeding, safety + more. RR Pediatric Specialists, 885 Kempsville Rd. 461-6342 (N)

Thursday 15
Upper School Virtual Open House - 12 p.m. Learn about individualized instruction plans, multi sensory curriculum & more. RR Chesapeake Bay Academy, www.cba-va.org/openhouse, 497-6200 (Virtual)
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)
Raising Resilient Children in a Diverse World - 6-7:30 p.m. Learn how to teach children to better navigate. RR CHKD, chkd.org/class, 668-7402 (Virtual)

Friday 16
Girls in Action Meeting - 6:30-8 p.m. Gr. 1-6. Missions activities. Thalia Lynn at Town Center 499-0557 (VB)

Saturday 17
Scouts Fall Festival - 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Currituck County Rural Ctr. 632-3810 (NC)
Scouts Fall Festival - 10 a.m.-2 p.m.. Mt. Trashmore Kids’ Cove & Calvary Baptist Church 632-3810 (VB) Also Izaak Walton Park (C)
VB Farmers Market Harvest Fair - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Family. Shop local vendors. VB Farmers Market, 3640 Dam Neck Rd. 385-4388 (VB)
Farmhouse 2nd Birthday Celebration - 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Special beer releases, food trucks, petting zoo, music + more. Back Bay’s Farmhouse Brewing Co., 1805 Kempsville Rd. 512-6430 (VB)

Sunday 18
Sensory Friendly Mornings - 7:30 a.m. Soft lighting, limited sounds & other modifications. RR ($) Va. Aquarium385-3474 (VB)
Girl Scouts Zipline Day - 12-2 p.m. Enjoy a thrilling adventure. RR ($) Adventureworks, 1304 Prosperity Rd., 547-4405 (VB)

Wednesday 21
Parenting on the Same Page - 7-8:15 p.m. Learn strategies to create cooperation and support a well-balanced family life. RR CHKD, chkd.org/class, 668-7402 (Virtual)

Thursday 22
Meet & Greet - 4:15-5:15 p.m. Ask questions & tour the office. RR Chesapeake Pediatrics, 1124 S. Battlefield Blvd. 668-2500 (C)

Friday 23
A Whole New World: Coping w/ Our New Normal - 6-7 p.m. Virtual teen seminar series. RR Crown & Scepter Inc., info@crown-scepter.org (Virtual)
A Peanuts Family Movie Night - 6:30 p.m. All ages. Enjoy popcorn, candy, treats & a movie. Broadcast Church, 910 Oak Grove Rd. 903-9067 (C)

Saturday 24
Great Pumpkin Bash - Call for times. Roll your pumpkin down the mountain w/ prizes, hayrides + more. Mt. Trashmore Park, 385-2990 (VB)
VB Scavenger Hunt - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Family. Raising awareness to local small businesses + prizes. RR virginiabeachscavengerhunt.com, 301-9664 (VB)
ZooBoo - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Also Sun. Enjoy animal pumpkin encounters, keeper chats, costume contests + more. ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Fall Festival - 1-4 p.m. Enjoy pumpkin carving, fall-themed photo booth + more. 3013 Beech Grove Ln., ashleyp@sell757.com (N)
Spooky Good Times: Halloweekend - 4-7 p.m. Also Sun. Military families. Fun Run, glow-in-the-dark yoga, trunk-or-treat + more. RR USO of HR, hrcv.uso.org/events, 690-3339 (VB)

Monday 26
Finger Gym to Go: Halloween Edition - 4-4:30 p.m. Gr. K-2. Pick up a kit of activities designed to build hand-eye coordination. RR Central Library 385-0150 (VB)

Tuesday 27
Looking to Learn: Art & Storytime - 11 a.m.-noon. Also 11/24 & 12/22 via Zoom. Encourage valuable social emotional skills while learning about art. RR Va. MOCA 425-0000 (Virtual)

Wednesday 28
Connect w/ Collegiate - 9-10 a.m. Learn about Pre-K thru Gr. 12 education at Norfolk Collegiate. RR Roast Rider Coffee, 1554 Laskin Rd. 625-0471 (VB)
Homeschool Program: Animals of Halloween Lore & Legends - 10-10:45 a.m. Learn why these animals are spectacular, not spooky! RR ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)
Virtual Info Session - 6-7 p.m. via Zoom. Learn about the foster care system + becoming a foster parent. RR First Home Care 393-7200 (Virtual)
Children & Divorce - 7-8:15 p.m. Consider how to have difficult conversations & build children’s coping capacity. RR CHKD, chkd.org/class, 668-7402 (Virtual)

Friday 30
Contactless Drive-Thru Trunk-or-Treat - 4-7 p.m. Spon. By Crown & Scepter Inc. & Our Brother’s Keeper. Popeye’s, 333 Dominion Blvd. S., info@crown-scepter.org (C)
Halloween Fall Festival - Call for times. Cont. Sat. Family. Trunk-or-treat, costume contest, petting zoo & more. RR ($) VB KOA 428-1444 (VB)
Halloween Dance Party - 7-10 p.m. Costume prizes, group dance, snacks + more. RR ($) DanceSportVA, 5721A Arrowhead Dr. 473-3267 (VB)

Saturday 31
Hampton Comicon - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Also Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Special guests, vendors, cosplayers, panels + more. ($) HR Convention Center 578-5177 (H)

Please call to confirm. RR - Reservation req’d. ($) Fee (C) Chesapeake (H) Hampton (N) Norfolk (NN) Newport News (P) Portsmouth (S) Suffolk (VB) Va. Beach (W) W’burg

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