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


Project 1619: 4th African Landing Commemoration Day Festival

A commemoration of the first Africans who arrived in America on English occupied territory at Point Comfort.

                                                    2014 Events Schedule

Wednesday, August 20th- Fort Monroe- Noon- Continental Park- 4th Annual World Day of Reconciliation & Healing from the Legacy of Enslavement, Prayer Service

Wednesday 20th- Fort Monroe- 6:00 p.m.- Continental Park- African Landing Day Commemoration includes a Libation, Drumming, & Dancers to honor the arrival and legacy of the first Africans in English North America.


Sheep by the Sea

A program about the Hog island sheep and the women who spun their wool.

When:  Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at 7 pm.

Where:  Accomac Public Library
             23610 Front Street
             Accomac, VA

For more information:  Nancy Petersen, 757-787-2589


4th Annual Back to School Giveaway

Ordinary people working to make a difference in the lives of others.

When: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 2 p.m.

Where: 513 B St, Chesapeake, VA, 23324

For more information: Contact Nischelle Buffalow at (757) 739-5121


Changing the Culture of Violence in America

National Summit on Non-Violence - Black Women for Positive Change

When:  Saturday, August 23, 2014.  Registration opens at 8 am.

Where:  Metropolitan AME Church
             1518 M Street, NW
             Washington, D.C.

For more information: Karen Carrington, 202-210-4005


Kickoff Breakfast

When: Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 8:00 a.m. Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. 

Where: The Founders Inn & Spa, 5641 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464

For More Information: (757) 493-7948 or 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


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

1-2-3 Magic- Effective Discipline for Children age 2-12. 

When: Mondays & Tuesdays, July 28- August 12, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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.


Camp Inspired 2014 Registration

Camp Inspired is a peer-led camp that gives teens a unique camp experience including outdoor activities, field trips, visual and mass media art, photography, videography, guest speakers, cook-outs and so much more!

Registration is now open. If you're looking for a free, fun summer camp for Norfolk teens, then Camp Inspired is the Camp for you.

Dates and Times

Choose one of four, two-week camps (Hours: 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Session 4 - August 18th - August 29th.

Location: Vivian C. Mason Arts & Technology Center for Teens, 700 E. Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23504

Registration Deadlines:

Session 4 - July 21st

How to Register: Download the registration form and return to:

Teens With a Purpose

Attn: Camp Inspired

700 E. Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23504

or via Fax: 757-299-0149

Info: call 757-747-2679 


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  


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


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
  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

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



   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