Norfolk Health Department FREE "Back to School" Dental Screenings
For ages between 1 and 20.  Patients can simply walk into the clinic during specified hours.

When:  Monday through Friday; 9:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

Where:  Little Creek Dental Clinic
             207 East Little Creek Road
             Norfolk, VA  23505

For more information:  757-531-2133


The Monty Alexander Jazz Festival

When:  August 28 to 31, 2014

Where:  Academy Art Museum and the Avalon Theatre
             Easton, Maryland

For more information: 
     Don Buxton 410 819-0380
     Amy Steward 410 829-0436, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Sheraton Norfolk Waterside

Walter Beasley in concert!

When: Friday, August 29, 2014, 8:00 p.m.

Where: International Ballroom, 777 Waterside Dr., Norfolk, VA, 23510

AND: VIP seats & Seafood Buffet- $72.50. General Admission-  $42.50

For more information: Contact


5th Annual National Poetry Awards

When:  August 29 - 31, 2014

Where:  Marriott Waterside Hotel (757) 627-4200
             235 E. Main Street
             Norfolk, Virginia

For more information:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Jazz Informance

Larry Graham & GCS Concert

When: Saturday, August 30, 2014, 8:00 p.m.

Where: Sheraton Norfolk Waterside International Ballroom, 777 Waterside Dr., Norfolk, VA, 23510

For more information: Contact TICKETS ON SALE-Call (800) 838-3006


Hearts and Strings

Music Education Program

Fall/Winter/Spring Program:

-Fall Sessions (Begins the week of September 29, 2014 and runs through December 17, 2014)

-Winter/Spring Sessions (Begins the week of January 5, 2015 and runs through June 4, 2015)

Classes meet Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Hampton Roads

AND: Transportation TO the center will be provided.  Parents/guardians are responsible for picking up their students at 6:30 p.m. on the days the classes are held.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE:  Online ( or or request one by calling (757) 622.KROC OR (757) 213-1403

(The cost of the HeartStrings Program may be covered through Kroc Center Scholarship.  Please contact the Kroc Center for information regarding scholarships at 622-KROC).


(Additional information concerning the HeartStrings Program will be provided at the orientation sessions and throughout the term of the Program.) 



Hampton's Healthy Families Partnership

LAMB Workshop- When: ALWAYS! 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


          September 20, 2014

          November 15, 2014

          January 17, 2015

          March 21, 2015

          May 16, 2015

          July 18, 2015

Where: Healthy Families Partnership, 100 Old Hampton Lane

For more information OR to register: (757) 727- 1300 ext. 0


Weekly Events at the Vivian C. Mason Arts and Technology Center for Teens 

The Gathering

Make new friends, develop your talents, become a leader. Join TWP each Monday for this free gathering.

When: Mondays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Who: Teens ages 12-19


Just AART & Move Makers Steppers

Just AART is a new arts and technology component of TWP. Learn to creative positive music, rap, poetry and videos as both a performer and the engineer behind the technology that makes it all happen. Move Makers step and dance team have fun through self-expression.

When: Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Who: Teens ages 12-19.


Breakti Yoga & How's it Growing?

Breakti is a challenging, motivating yoga form with articulate poses inspired by simple movements and transitions from break (dance). Help grow the TWP garden by weeding, planting and harvesting vegetables, fruits and herbs. Activities include reflection through writing and journaling sessions.

When: Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m.

Who: Teens ages 12-19.


Second Annual Community Flea Market, Car Wash, Fund Raiser, as well as Educational Information

  Friday, August 29, from 8 am to 7 pm
  Saturday, August 30, from 8 am to 5 pm
  Sunday, August 31, from noon to 5 pm

Where:  645 Church Street
             Norfolk, VA

For more information:  International Black Women's Congress, 757-625-6400 



Funding a College Education.  Hosted by the Navy College Office and the Fleet & Family Support Center.  Open to all military personnel, retirees, family members, and other base employees/personnel.  Normal military base access is required

Where and When:
JEB Little Creek; Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 1130
    FFSC Norfolk; Thursday, 25 September 2014, 1830
    NSA Northwest; Thursday, 2 October 2014, 1830
    Naval Station Norfolk; Monday, 6 October 2014, 1130
    JEB Little Creek; Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 1130

For more information:
    Call or email in advance to reserve your seat(s)

    Contact:  Darryl Greenwell at (757) 363-3944 or 489-3329.  Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Understanding Youth Violence & Behavioral Health Symposium

This event will focus on the causes, as well as strategies for prevention, of youth violence.

When: September 3rd, 2014, 8:00am-4:30pm

Where: Hampton Roads Convention Center- 1610 Coliseum Drive, Hampton VA 23666

*registration required

For more information contact Gloria Mercado at (757) 788-0007


Congressman Bobby Scott Town Hall in Surry County

When:  Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Where:  Surry County Community Center
             205 Enos Farm Drive
             Surry, Virginia  23883

For more information:  Congressman Scott's Newport News District Office at (757) 380-1000


Religion, Ethics, and Dying:  Controversies and Perspectives - Bio-Ethics Lecture Series

When:  Thursday, September 4, 2014, 7:00 PM

Where:  Chandler Recital Hall, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

For more information:  (Registration required)


Maya Angelou Memorial Tribute - Patrick Hayes Writers Series

When:  Thursday, September 4, 2014, 5 to 7 PM

Where:  Tucker Hall Theater, College of William & Mary
             350 James Blair Drive
             Williamsburg, Virginia

For more information:  Anne Charity Hudley, (757) 221-3009


Southeast Community Day Parade and Festival and Andrew Shannon Gospel Music Weekend

When and Where:

Friday, September 5, 2014, 5:30 pm - Reception, Second Baptist Church East End, Newport News, VA

Saturday, September 6, 2014, 9 am - Parade line up, Booker T. Washington Middle School, Newport News
  10 am - Parade.  Viewing stand at 2016 Jefferson Ave., Newport News
  10 am to 4 pm - Free school supplies and back pack giveaways, Zion Baptist Church grounds.

  12:45 pm - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March, 20th and Jefferson Ave., Newport News
  1 pm and 7 pm - Andrew Shannon Gospel Music Celebration, Zion Baptist Church, 633 20th St., Newport News
  1 pm to 5 pm - Southeast Community Day Festival, Zion Baptist Church grounds (outside), 633 20th St., Newport News

Sunday, September 7, 2014, 4 pm - Andrew Shannon Gospel Music Celebration, Pentecostal Followers of Christ Church, Newport News

For more information:  Andrew Shannon, 757-877-0792     


Eastern Shore Master Naturalists 

Registration is open for basic training courses!

When: Thursdays, September 11 through November 13, 2014, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Historic Onancock School

For more information: Download the registration form at OR call Susan Vreelan at (757)442-7029


Old Dominion University Business Gateway, WOMEN'S BUSINESS CENTER, September Workshops

     Speed Mentoring
     When:  Tuesday, September 16, 10 am to 12:30 pm
     Where:  ODU Business Gateway Classroom, 4111 Monarch Way, Norfolk
     Registration Fee:  $25
     For more information:  Sadiksha Nepal, (757) 683-7073.  Register at


     WBC Orientation and SBA Website Overview
     When:  Thursday, September 18, 10 am to 12:30 pm
     Where:  ODU Business Gateway Classroom, 4111 Monarch Way, Suite 106, Norfolk
     For more information:  Sadiksha Nepal, (757) 683-7073.  Register at


     Who's Buying?  Business Research Workshop and Tools for Building Your Dream
     When:  Thursday, September 25, 10 am to noon.
     Where:  ODU Business Gateway, Innovation Research Park, Building 1, Executive Board Room, 4111 Monarch Way, Second Floor
     Registration Fee:  $15 (limited availability)
     For more information:  Sadiksha Nepal, (757) 683-7073.  Register at


Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!)

YEA! VA Peninsula is now accepting applications for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) fall of 2015 class

When: Program November 3, 2014- May 7, 2015, Deadline to apply: September 18, 2014

Where: Thomas Nelson Community College, Tuesdays, 4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Who: Students Grade 6-12

Business leaders and interested community volunteers

 For more information contact Jemal Harris at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or (757) 325-8157


Labor and My Baby (LAMB) Workshop

Workshop to calm your fears and prepare you for the challenges - and delights - of parenthood.

When:  September 20, 2014
Where:  Healthy Families Partnership
             100 Old Hampton Lane

For more information and registration:  727-1300, ext. 0


2014 Fall Gardening Festival - The Ups and Downs of Gardening

When:  Saturday, September 20, 2014, 10 am to 3 pm

Where:  Virginia Tech Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center
             1444 Diamond Springs Road
             Virginia Beach

For more information:  Fran Shelton, (757) 721-2948, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



   Lyric Contest for 12 - 18 year olds
   Poster Contest for 12 - 15 year olds
   TV Commercial Contest for 16 - 18 year olds
      Winners featured on HealthWatch and at a 757smokefreeteens Event Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 3 pm at the TCC ROPER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

When:  Submission deadline:  11:59 pm, Friday, October 24, 2014

For More Information:  (757) 774-8961


Red Cross Call For Blood and Platelet Donations

When: On going.

Where: Various locations.

For More Information (and Appointments): Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit