Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs for Children and Adults

Monday-Friday 8:00 am-10:00 pm

Saturday 8:00 am-7:00 pm

Sunday 10:00 am-6:00 pm

for more information:call 1-800-570-8936




Norfolk Nighthawks Bring Late Night Hours to City Recreation Centers

For young adults ages 18-25

Enjoy a free late night hang out opportunity with basketball, fitness classes, music, online gaming & snacks/drinks. 

Will be ongoing every Friday and Saturday from 10pm-2am

Huntersville Community Center:  830 Goff St.

Berkley Rec Center:  121 W. Liberty St.




Hurricane Matthew Recovery Assistance for Busineses 

If you are located in a declared disaster area, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Interest Rates as low as 4%

Application Filling Deadlines are January 3, 2017 for physical damage, and August 2, 2017 for economic injury.

For more info, please call (800) 659-2955 



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Portsmouth Department of Social Services Fatherhood-Mentoring Program

Come and join us with saving our children, Empowering our Fathers and strengthening our familes.  This event is FREE to portsmouth residents!!!!

now until June 6, 2017

Every Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm (10 weeks)

1701 High street, Portsmouth, VA 23704

*For more information call (757) 409-9044 




Free Tax Preparation

The Voluenteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less.

Every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am thru 3pm

January 10, 2017 to April 13, 2017

Appointments Only-No Walk-Ins

530 E. Pinner Street, Suffolk, VA 23434

For more info, please contact Phyllis M. Harrison at (757) 539-2100 Ext. 126




The Daily Work of Justice


The Daily Work of Justices is a conversation series that invites people directly involved in an issue to share their lived experience, as a way of providing space for others to engage with empathy, understanding, and action.

Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 6:30pm-8pm in Blow Hall 201 - people who walk alongside those in the criminal justice system

For more details and to register, visist 




Journey Boldly Experience Professional Development Workshops

Springhill Suites Marriott

4500 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23508

Workshop 2: How to Get Out of Your Own Way Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 9am-1pm Investment: $150

Workshop 3: How to Negotiate What You Want Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 9am-4pm Investment: $275

Register now at




Hampton's Civil Rights Movement in Historical Perspective 

Monday, February 13, 2017 at 7:00pm

The Hampton History Museum 120 Old Hampton Lane Hampton, VA 23669

This event will encourage members of the public to share their personal perceptions and experiences of the local Civil Rights movement.

Free Admission and open to the public.



Lunch in Time Werowocomoco: Uncovering Its Remarkable Past

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 12pm-1pm

The Hampton History Museum 120 Old Hampton Lane Hampton, VA 23669

Fairfield Foundation Archaeologist, Thane Harpole, talks about recent discoveries at Werowocomoco, a town that served as the headquarters of Powhatan, a Virginia Algonquian political and spiritual leader when the English founded Jamestown in 1607. 

Free Admission and open to the public.


Front Porch Music Series: Gina Dalmas & The Cow Tippin' Playboys 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 6pm-8pm

The Hampton History Museum 120 Old Hampton Lane Hampton, VA 23669

Gina Dalmas and her Cow Tippin' Playboys reach deep into the roots of country music, but always end up making magic of their own.

Members - Free

Non-members - $5


Celebrating the Rights of Women "A Conversation with Frederick Douglass"

Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 11:30 am-1:30 pm

Holiday Inn Virginia Beach-Norfolk 5655 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach, VA 23462

The 1-hour program from The 2017 Frederick Douglass Speaking Tour; poet, author and spoken word performer Nathan M. Richardson captures completely the physical and spiritual essence of the former slave, writer, orator, and abolitionish Frederick Douglass.

To register go to:

Members Early Bird: $25

Non-Members Early Bird: $30 




 The Powerful Influence of African Americans in International Affairs 

featuring Ambassafor Reuben E. Brigety, Dean of Elliott School of International Affairs and Dr. Esther Brimmer foreign policy expert, Elliott School of International Affairs

Thursday, February 16, 2017 

School of Liberal Arts in Armstrong Hall, Little Theater, Hampton University 100 E. Queen Street, Hampton Va, 23668

Reception: 5:30 pm

Program: 6:00 pm


CMA on Screen: To Sir, With Love

Saturday, February 18, 2016 from 1pm-3pm

The Chrysler Museum of Art 1 Memorial Place Norfolk, VA 23510

The Chrysler will be screening a movie classic, "To Sir, With Love" (PG), starring Academy Award-winning actor Sidney Poitier. Poitier plays an idealistic engineer-trainee who winds up teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.

Free Admission




Special Gallery Talk: Contemporary African American Artists 

Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 2pm-3pm

The Chrysler Museum of Art 1 Memorial Place Norfolk, VA 23510

Take a guided tour of our McKinnon Galleries with a focus on African American artists.

Free Admission



The Equality Lab & The Lemon Project Present: Race & Inequality - An Art Exhibit 

Call For Submissions

Deadline: February 20, 2017

Inquiries? Email Ravynn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.








2019 Commemoration Presents Lecture & Book Signing by Dr. Linda Heywood 

"Queen Njinga of Angola: Reflections on Gender Leadership, and Women's Place in Politics"

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 6:00pm

Jamestown Settlement 2110 Jamestown Rd Williamsburg, VA 23185 

Space is limited. RSVP required, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Give Me Liberty: Fugitive Slaves and the Long Revolution Against Slavery 

Opens to the public on Saturday, February 25, 2017

Hampton History Museum 120 Old Hampton Lane Hampton, VA 23669

This exhibit explores the stories of fugitive slaves from Hampton and puts their experiences in the context of slave resistance between the Revolutionary Warr and the Civil War.




HBCU Choral Festival 

Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm

L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center, NSU Campus

A concer of choral music featuring the choirs of Claflin, Elizabeth City State, Hampton, and Norfolk State Universities.

Admission: Advance- $20 for adults and $10 for students/children (8 and older)

For online tickets and information, visit

Tickets available at the NSU Ticket Center daily





Dynamic Diva's of Virginia, INC 2017 Calendar of Events 

March 18, 2017 - Metamprphosis of Women: Past, Present and Future 

March 25, 2017 - Dynamic DIVA's - Town Hall Meeting

April 8, 2017 - Teen Workshop- Seeds of Greatness "Watering my CDC" (Choices, Decisions, and Consequences)

April 15, 2017 - Teen Workshop - Who Am I "Voices to be Heard"

Tickets are available on




Daniel's Blessing 7th Annual Tea: Passion and Purpose

Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at 1pm

Town Point Club in Norfolk, VA.











Teens With a Purpose

Join TWP each Monday for this free gathering.

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

Teens ages 12-19











Just AART & Move Makers Steppers

Just AART is a new arts and technology component of TWP.

Learn to create 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.

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

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 


Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m.   Teens ages 12-19.




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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) / website