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2018 Feb

February 2018

Welcome to Tidewater Family’s February 2018 Monthly Calendar of Events.

Thursday        1
Moms on the Move Fitness & Health Program - 9:30-10:30 a.m. Also 2/18. Bootcamp basic fitness, learn about healthy eating + more. RR Morgan Memorial Library 514-7323 (N)
Bouncing Babies - 9:30 a.m. Ages 6-11 mo. w/ caregiver. Rhymes, music, baby signs, and books. RR Russell Memorial Library 410-7020 (C)
Toddler Trek - 10 & 11 a.m. Every Thurs. Ages 2-5. 30-min. stroll + fun outdoor activities. ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
TRDance: Parent & Me - 10-11 a.m. Every Thurs. Ages 2-3. Fun and exciting dancing RR ($) TRDance, 325 Granby St. 626-3262 (N)
Va. Opera: The Billy Goat’s Gruff - 10 a.m.-noon. Times vary thru Fri. Three billy goats encounter a bully goat blocking their way. ($) Suffolk Center 923-0003 (S)
City Center Farmers’ Market - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Every Thurs. City Center at Oyster Point 873-2020 (NN)
Wonderful Ones - 10:15 a.m. Ages 12-23 mo. Share rhymes, books, baby signs, and more. RR Russell Memorial Library 410-7020 (C)
Tickle My Ears - 10:30-11 a.m. Every 1st Thurs. Introduce your child to art with stories and songs. Chrysler Museum 333-6221 (N)
Tween Meetup - 6:30 p.m. Ages 10-13. Games, tech, crafts + books. North Suffolk Library  514-7150 (S)
Baby Care 101 - 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn about safety and more. RR Babies R Us, 1336 Greenbrier Pkwy. 548-8726 (C)
Planetarium Show: Sky Watchers of Ancient Mexico - 8 p.m. Every Thurs. in Feb. ($) Chesapeake Planetarium 547-7827 (C)

Friday             2
Polar Plunge Cool School Challenge - 10 a.m. Gr. 3-12. Prizes, games, contests, and community service hours to fundraise for Special Olympics. RR ($) 31st Street Oceanfront, lhollingsworth@specialolympicsva.org; 962-1575 (VB)
Valentines for Veterans - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Also Sat. Central Library 385-2606 (VB)
Storytime in the Galleries - 10:30-11:30 a.m. Every Fri. thru March. Ages 2-5 w/caregiver. Enjoy a story + activity. RR ($) Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center 393-8543 (P)
Family Movie Night - 5:30-8:30 p.m. Bring your own box-car for a “drive-in” movie with photo ops and crafts. Bethel Manor Elementary School 867-7439 (H)

Saturday          3
Conference: Health Issues Affecting Our Children Today - 7:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Learn about the opioid crisis, autism, social media’s impact & more. RR ($) VB Resort and Conference Center, 2800 Shore Dr. 668-7402 (VB)
STEM Saturday - 10 a.m. Every 1st & 3rd Sat. ($) Va. Air & Space Center 727-0900 (H)
Fly Fishing Basics 101 - 10 a.m. Learn about equipment, technique, and practice casting. RR Northwest River Park, 1733 Indian Creek Rd. 421-7151 (C)
Ozobot, Sphero & EVO Coding Workshop - 10 a.m.-noon. Ages 9+. RR ($) Brickheadz LLC, 1525 Technology Dr. 609-3738 (C)
Old Towne Antiques to Flea Market - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Every 1st Sat. 70+ vendors. Middle Street Garage 339-1876 (P)
Brick by Brick: Lego Shipbuilding - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Build LEGO ships, robotic demos, crafts + more. RR Decker Half Moone Cruise Terminal 322-3168 (N)
STEM Studio - 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Every Sat. Hands-on activities, demos, and special guests. ($) Children’s Museum 393-5258 (P)
Storytime & Activities - 11 a.m. Every Sat. Enjoy a story, crafts & fun! Barnes & Noble Town Center 671-2331 (VB)
Children’s Theatre of HR: Robots! - 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Visit an age where humans share the landscape with chrome counterparts. ($) Va. Stage Company 627-1234 (N)
Create Your Own Chocolate Bar - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Every 1st Sat. Choose your toppings. ($) The Royal Chocolate 557-6925 (VB)
Hot Glass Heart -12 p.m. Ages 5+. Dates vary thru Feb. Make a Valentine’s gift your loved one will cherish forever. RR ($) Chrysler Museum 664-6200 (N)
Indoor Winter Farmers Market - 12-3 p.m. Every Sat. thru April. MoMAC Brewing Co., 3228 Academy Ave. 383-9572 (P)
Bright Star Touring Theatre Company: Let Freedom Ring - 1:30-2:30 p.m. Bring history to life with poems, songs + more. Van Wyck Library 441-2844 (N)
Lucky Charms - 1:30-4:30 p.m. Ages 12+. Make colorful glass jewels. RR ($) Chrysler Museum 664-6200 (N)
Tales to Tails - 2 p.m. Every 1st Sat.  Share stories with therapy dogs! Permission form req’d. RR Black Library 441-5805 (N)
Follow the Drinking Gourd: A Quest for Freedom - 4:30 p.m. Every Sat. in Feb. Learn how African-Americans used constellations to guide their way to freedom. Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)

Sunday                        4
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. Two guided meditations on how to apply Buddhist teachings. Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Ctr. 504-4425 (VB)
Birthplace Tours - 3:45 & 5 p.m. Every Sun. Adults. RR Ches. Reg. Med. Ctr. 312-6508 (C)

Monday                      5
MOPS @ Night: Boundaries for Kids - 5:30-8 p.m. Learn to set safe boundaries while allowing enough freedom for kids to build confidence. First UMC Fox Hill, 1 Salt Pond Rd. 851-6302 (H)
Roleplaying Game Club - 6-8 p.m. Every Mon. thru March. Ages 14+. Explore dungeons and battle monsters the old-fashioned tabletop way. RR ($) Inside Out Learners, Inc. 317 Great Bridge Blvd. 436-2722 (C)

Tuesday                      6
Coffee at Collegiate - 8:30-9:30 a.m. Parents of Pre-K-Gr. 5. Every 1st Tues. thru May. Learn about activities and classes. Norfolk Collegiate School 480-2885 (N)
Open House - 9-11 a.m. Browse campus and learn about opportunities. Gateway Christian Academy 499-6551 (VB)
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. Every 1st Tues. Adults. Prevent problems related to divorce. RR ($) 135 Hall Ave., 624-6666 (S)
Teens with a Purpose: Poetry Workshop - 5-8 p.m. Teens. Every Tues. VCM Teen Center 747-2679 (N)
Teen Time: Gaming - 5:30-7 p.m. Gr. 6-12. 1st Tues. Challenge your friends and show off your skills. Kempsville Library 385-2627 (VB)
Teen “Spontaneous Theater” Troupe Training - 7-9 p.m. Every Tues. Explore the meaning of life w/theatrics & movement. RR ($) Fellowship Ctr. 714-7142 (VB)

Wednesday     7
Jumping Beans - 10 a.m.-noon. Every Wed. Jump time for ages 6 and under w/parent. ($) Jump VA 701 Lynnhaven Pkwy. 905-5867 (VB)
Preschool Art Class - 10:30 a.m. Every Wed. RR ($) Peninsula Fine Arts Center 596-8175 (NN)
Whoopee Wednesday - 1-5 p.m. Every Wed. Enjoy a special admission rate. ($) Children’s Museum 393-5258 (P)
Teens with a Purpose: Music Workshop - 5-8 p.m. Every Wed. Create positive music, rap, poetry & videos. VCM Teen Center 747-2679 (N)
Understanding the Angry Child - 6:30-8:30 p.m. Parents of ages 6-11. Help children manage their own emotions. RR CHKD, 601 Children’s Lane 668-9304 (N)

Thursday        8
Coffee at Collegiate - 8:30-9:30 a.m. Parents of gr. 6-12. Every 1st Thurs. thru May. Learn about NCS activities and classes. Norfolk Collegiate School 480-2885 (N)
Pre-K Art Days - 10-11 a.m. Also 3/8. Gallery tours, literacy, creative movement, and hands-on art fun. RR ($) Va. MOCA 425-0000 (VB)
Wee Play Inclusive Group - 10-11:30 a.m. Every 2nd Thurs. Children with special needs enjoy therapeutic play and build social skills. Old Hampton Community Ctr. 825-4805 (H)
La Lache League VB Breastfeeding Café - 10 a.m.-noon. Free breastfeeding and mothering support. St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 717 Tucson Rd. 857-8403 (VB)

Friday             9         
Mid-Atlantic Sports & Boat Show - 12 p.m. Times vary thru Sun. Browse the latest models + face painting, kids’ anglers club & more. ($) VB Convention Center 222-5377 (VB)
Safari: Tales of the Griot - 7 p.m. Times vary thru Sun. Go on a magical safari in this co-production with Hurrah Players & Atumpan Edutainment. ($) Perry Family Theatre, Copeland Center, 627-5437 (N)

Saturday          10
For the Cure 5K & Little Cure Mile - 8:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 2+. Awards, give-aways + more. RR ($) Mt. Trashmore Park 409-1913 (VB)
Volunteer Day - 9-11 a.m. Be a river hero. RR Paradise Creek Nature Park 399-7487 (P)
River Cleanup - 9 a.m.-noon. Every 2nd Sat. All ages. Locations vary. Spon. by Lynnhaven River Now. 962-5398 (VB)
Band Craft Fair N’ More - 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Browse local vendors. Landstown High School, 2001 Concert Dr. 648-5500 (VB)
Happiest Baby on the Block - 10 a.m.-noon. Learn how to soothe a crying baby. RR CHKD Health Center, 1924 Landstowne Centre Way 668-7402 (VB)
Children’s Theatre of HR: Robots! - 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Visit an age where robots & humans share the landscape. ($) Barry Robinson Theater, 4552 Princess Anne Rd. 455-6100 (VB)
Art a la Cart - 12-2 p.m. All ages. Every 2nd Sat. New crafts every month. Joint Use Library 822-7800 (VB)
Cupid’s Undie Run - 12-4 p.m. Raise funds for Neurofibromatosis research. RR ($) The Shack, 712 Atlantic Ave. www.cupids.org (VB)
Hearts, Hops, and Valentines - 1-5 p.m. Enjoy games, music, magician, food & more. Spon. by Cultural Alliance of Greater HR. ($) Bearded Bird Brewing, 727 Granby St. 961-4002 (N)
Multiple Reflections Gallery Performance - 2 p.m. Join Teens with a Purpose as they respond to artworks from the exhibition Multiple Modernisms. Chrysler Museum 664-6200 (N)
Grown-Up Spelling BEE - 2-4 p.m. Support Suffolk Public Schools and compete in a team to become the “Best Spellers in Suffolk!” RR ($) King’s Fork High School 925-6752 (S)
Kids Night Out - 3:15-6:30 p.m. Ages 4-12. Animal encounters, games, crafts + pizza dinner. RR ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Kiss & Tail - 3:30-6 p.m. Adults. Wine, appetizers, tour & humorous presentation on animal mating. RR ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
One Hot Havana Night Annual Fundraiser - 6-11 p.m. Support arts education with entertainment + silent auction. RR ($) Suffolk Center 923-0003 (S)

Sunday                        11
Colorful Botanicals - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Ages 12+. Explore basic flame construction and color implosions to create nature-inspired sculptures. RR ($) Chrysler Museum 664-6200 (N)
Mother/Daughter Tea: “Pink Goes Red” - 1-3 p.m. Tenacious Teens, Tomorrow’s Leaders. RR ($) Va. Wesleyan University, 5817 Wesleyan Ave. 455-3200 (VB)
Pre-Valentine’s Day Craft & Vendor Expo - 1-5 p.m. Shop for Valentine’s gifts. Central Library, 298 Cedar Rd. 943-9336 (C)
Colorful Coasters - 1:30-4:30 p.m. Ages 12+. Arrange strips of glass into coaster designs. RR ($) Chrysler Museum 664-6200 (N)

Monday                      12
Quarters for a Cure - 6-9 p.m. Raise money and awareness for Relay for Life. VFW Post 4809, 5728 Bartee St. 339-7887 (N)

Tuesday                      13
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)
Practicing Mindful Eating - 6:30-8 p.m. Ages 8-17. Learn to pay attention to hunger and satisfaction cues. RR CHKD Health Center, 1924 Landstowne Centre Way 668-7860 (VB)

Wednesday     14
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Babygarten
- 4:30-5:30 p.m. Infants w/ caregiver. Fun songs, playful movement activities, toys + books. Van Wyck Library 441-2844 (N)

Thursday        15
Pre-K Art Day - 10-11 a.m. Every 3rd Thurs. Learn something new every month. ($) Va. MOCA 425-0000 (VB)
Art a la Cart - 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Every 3rd Thurs. Join us for a fun craft in the Children’s Room. Joint Use Library 822-7800 (VB)
Educator Open House - 4-7 p.m. Educators explore unique teaching resources from more than 15 local museums + orgs to help students succeed. Chrysler Museum 664-6200 (N)
Third Thursday - 5 p.m. Entertainment, Bubble Remix, history, art, pop culture + more. ($) Chrysler Museum 664-6200 (N)
How to Raise an Adult - 7-8:30 p.m. Also Fri. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Parents & teachers. Learn about brain development and children’s academic performance. RR Sandler Family Campus, 5000 Corporate Woods Dr. 424-4327 (VB)

Friday             16
Play Date with Nature Birding - 10-11 a.m. Ages 4-10. Enjoy nature-based activities. ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)
Jedi Vs. Sith Latenighter - 11:30 p.m.-4 a.m. Dress up as your favorite Star Wars character for galactic missions, prizes & snacks. RR ($) Laser Quest, 2682 Dean Dr. 463-6300 (VB)
World of Pets Expo - 2-8 p.m. Times vary thru Sun. Shop, adopt, and be entertained! ($) HR Convention Center 800-882-9894 (H)

Saturday          17
Kids Run Trains - 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thru Sun. Drive a Lion Chief engine & play with model trains. ($) Children’s Museum 393-5258 (P)
Ice Age Weekend - 9 a.m. thru Sun. Enjoy artifacts, live animal shows, and hands-on activities. ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)
Clean the Creek - 9-11 a.m. Help keep trash and debris from our waterways. RR Va. Aquarium 385-0274 (VB)
Smorgasbord Saturdays - 9:30-10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Also 3/17 & 4/21. Explore science & art. Dress for mess. RR ($) Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center 393-8543 (P)
STEM Club - 9:30-11 a.m. Ages 6-8. Also 3/17 & 4/21. Students work in teams to solve problems. RR ($) Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center 393-8543 (P)
Schock & Shivers 5K & Cold Water Challenge Course - 10 a.m. 1.5-mile loop followed by a dip in the lake. RR ($) Oak Grove Lake Park, brian.woolever@leunited.org (C)
Story Time at VLM - 10 a.m. Every 3rd Sat. Hear a nature-related story. ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)
Fused Glass Platter - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Ages 12+. Plan, cut, and assemble a vivid design for a decorative glass panel. RR ($) Chrysler Museum 664-6200 (N)
Storytelling with Dyland Pritchett - 1-3 p.m. See how African and African-American history weave into the fabric of our past. ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Kidz Night Out - 6-9 p.m. Ages 5+/ Games, crafts + more. RR ($) Brickheadz LLC, 1525 Technology Dr. 609-3738 (C)

Sunday                        18
The Princess Ball - 3-6 p.m. Ages 2-12. Father-daughter dance with buffet. RR ($) Chesapeake Conference Center 800-745-3000 (C)

Monday                      19
VB Restaurant Week - Breakfast, lunch & dinner thru Sun. Sample tantalizing culinary creations at special prices. Visit vbrestaurantweek.com for info. 422-4420 (VB)

Tuesday                      20
Puppet Show - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Every 3rd Tues. Live puppet show and story time. ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
Baby Care 101 - 6:30-7:30 p.m. Every 3rd Tues. Learn about safety and more. RR Babies R Us, 2701 N. Mall Dr. 498-8271 (VB)

Wednesday     21
Open House - 9 a.m. Tour the only K-12 independent school in SE VA dedicated to serving students with learning disabilities. Chesapeake Bay Academy 497-6200 (VB)
La Leche League Meeting - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Every 3rd Wed. Free breastfeeding support. Churchland Library 966-5878 (P)
Homeschool Art Program - 2-4 p.m. Also 3/21, 4/18 & 5/16. Explore different artistic mediums. All materials incl. RR ($) Suffolk Art Gallery 925-0448 (S)
VIBES Open Mic - 5:30-7:30 p.m. Every 3rd Wed. Show your talent or enjoy the show! VCM Teen Center 747-2679 (N)
Practicing Mindful Eating - 6:30-8 p.m. Ages 8-17. Learn to pay attention to hunger and satisfaction cues. RR CHKD Health and Surgery Center, 11783 Rock Landing Dr. 668-7860 (NN)

Thursday        22
Zoo Tykes: Triassic Tales - 10 a.m. Ages 2-6. Animal encounter, craft, story time + more. RR ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival - 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thru Sun. Browse the quilts, garments, and fiber arts exhibition. ($) HR Convention Center 305-594-0059 (H)
Raising Resilient Children in a Diverse World - 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ages 6-12. RR CHKD Health Center, 1924 Landstowne Centre Way 668-7860 (VB)

Friday             23
Middle School Hangout Night - 7-9 p.m. Gr. 6-8. Dancing, pizza, basketball + cornhole. Norfolk Collegiate School 480-2885 (N)

Saturday          24
Tidewater Striders Distance Series Race - 9 a.m. Early starts and walkers may be arranged. RR ($) Dismal Swamp Canal Trail 382-6411 (C)
GUMP Children’s Consignment Sale - 9 a.m. thru Sun. Find gently used children’s clothes, toys, books, and furniture. 531 Raleigh Ave. 622-3239 (N)
STEM Club - 9:30-noon. Ages 9-12. Also 3/24 & 4/28. Students work in teams to solve problems. RR ($) Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center 393-8543 (P)
LittleBits and MakeyMakey Circuitry Workshop - 10 a.m.-noon. Ages 9+. RR ($) BrickHeadz LLC, 1525 Technology Dr. 609-3738 (C)
Saturday SUN-days - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Public solar viewing event. Elizabeth River Park 382-6411 (C)
Pop Songwriting Crash Course - 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Ages 7-12. Taught by singer-songwriter, Skye Zentz. RR ($) The Muse Writers Center 818-9880 (N)
Antique Show & Sale - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 12-5 p.m. Browse collectibles in artwork, jewelry, furniture & more. ($) King’s Fork Middle School 925-0448 (S)
Children’s Theatre of HR: Robots! - 11 a.m. Visit an age where robots & humans share the landscape. ($) Zeiders American Dream Theater, 4573 Bank St. 499-0317 (VB)
Mother-Son Dance - 6-9 p.m. Show your son you’ve still “got it” on the dance floor! ($) The Planter’s Club, 4600 Planters Club Rd. 514-4503 (S)
TBMA Monthly Bluegrass Concert - 7 p.m. See the best in bluegrass talent. Donations ($) Hickory Ruritan Club 421-0297 (C)
HR Mom Prom - 7 p.m.-midnight. Adults. Pull out an old gown for some dancing, silent auction, awards + more to raise money for CHKD. RR ($) Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, 777 Waterside Dr. 622-6664 (N)

Sunday                        25
Anansi & Other African Folktales - 1 p.m. Learn how African storytellers incorporated music to tell their tales. ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)

Monday                      26
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! - 9 a.m. thru Sat. Read stories + hands-on activities. ($) Museum of the Albemarle, 501 S. Water St. 331-4054 (Elizabeth City)

Tuesday                      27
Tiny Tots Storytime - 10-10:30 a.m. Ages 2-4. Stories, songs, and activities. Newport News Public Library 597-2917 (NN)
Bees! Upcycling - 3:30-4:30 p.m. Homeschoolers ages 6-11. Select Tuesdays. Learn through hands-on activities. RR ($) Va. Aquarium 385-0278 (VB)
Kids Club: A Night to Spread Kindness - 5-7 p.m. Honor teachers who serve us every day. Chick-fil-A, 5409 Indian River Rd. 578-4800 (VB)

Wednesday     28
Helping Children Manage Emotions - 6:30-8:30 p.m. RR CHKD Health and Surgery Center, 11783 Rock Landing Dr. 668-9403 (NN)

Please call to confirm. ($) Fee; RR - Reservations required. Send calendar items by the 15th of the month prior to info@tidewaterfamily.com.

 

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