The 1st Annual All Nations Community Day Parade and Gospel Fest

"Come celebrate our community's cultural diversity together with the oldest African American Community in the United States right in the heart of Virginia Beach....SEATACK"

  • Parade

When: Saturday, October 18th, 9:00 a.m. to noon

Where: Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 5th to 19th Street. 

  • Gospel Music Festival

When: Saturday, October 18th, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Where: Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 17th Street Stage, Atlantic Avenue

For more information: (757) 321-8089 or www.seatackcivic.org

  

Guidelines for Interacting with Law Enforcement: A Community Forum for Youth

This workshop will teach participants what procedures to follow if they are stopped by a law enforcement official.  Panelists include the Chesapeake Police Department, the Chesapeake Sheriff Department, and the Virginia State police.

When: Saturday, October 18, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Major Hillard Library, 824 Old George Washington Hwy North, Chesapeake

For more information: Dr. Tyrone Davis (757) 409-9044 or Mr. Sam Boone (757) 558-7854

 

The Friends of the Eastern Shore Public Library present: Kirk Mariner

Local author and historian Kirk Mariner will discuss his latest book, Slave and Free on Virginia's Eastern Shore from the Revolution to the Civil War.  Refreshments will be served.

When: Tuesday, October 21, 7:00 p.m.

Where: St. James Episcopal Church, Drummondtown Road, Accomac

For more information: 787-3400

 

Anita Woodley's Award Winning One-Woman Show "Mama Juggs, The Breast Health Show"

"Mama Juggs" is a complentary dramatic works that explore the trials and triumphs of folks from the Oakland projects where Anita was raised.

When: Tuesday, October 21st, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Norfolk State University, Student Center, 1st floor Room 149, 700 Park Ave, Norfolk

For more information: www.anitawoodley.com

 

Job Fair

Please bring resumes and wear professional attire.

When: Wednesday, October 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Brittingham Midtown Community Center, 570 McLawhorne Drive, Newport News

Participating companies include: AAFES, APAC, Anheuser Busch, Branscome, Colonial Williamsburg, Domino's, Express Employment Pros, Farm Fresh, Fedex Ground, Frito Lay, HRT, IBEX Global, Lowes, McDonald's, NNFD, Oceaneering, Pizza Hut, Portfolio Recovery, Sears Holding Co., SEVHS, Stratford Univ., Top Guard Security, US Military, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Wells Fargo, Wendy's, Zaxby's, Williamsburg Police Dept., and more.  

 

The Hidden Voice Experience

Featuring Sisters Without Voices: Who Will Tell Their Stories?

When:

October 23

Opening Night Celebration - 7:00 p.m.

Sister Without Voices Theatrical Production - 8:00 p.m.

October 24

Sisters Without Voices Theatrical Production - 7:00 p.m.

October 25

S.C.A.R.S presents Purple Pillow Talk - 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Sisters Without Voices Theatrical Production - 8:30 p.m.

October 26

Sisters Without Voices Theatrical Production - 5:00 p.m.

Where:  Beauty for Ashes Contemporary School of Dance, 5 W Queens Way Ste. A, Hampton (on Oct. 23, 24, and 26)

            Mix Gallery, 12 W. Broad Street, Richmond (on Oct 25)

For more information: www.seedahope.com

 

First Annual Eastern Virginia Regional Diversity and Inclusion Conference

Professionals from Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, Cox Communications, and others will discuss how to learn the best practices to aid progressive growth in organizations.

When: Thursday, October 23

Where: Chesapeake Marriott Conference Center, 725 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake

For more information: Ms. Frances Knight Thompson (757) 404-2073 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Early registration and group rates are available at www.hrdic.com 

 

Celebrate Healthcare Presents:

Hampton Roads Time to Gear Up for the 2014/15 Affortable Healthcare Enrollment Period!

 

(Free& Open to the Public)

 

Invoking Art as Business Seminar

Designed to stimulate creativity while allowing participants to make valuable business connections.  The center requests that guests arrive early and bring one work of art for display with applicable easels and display props.  

For more information: Register at www.invokingartasbusiness-oct.eventbrite.com.  Advanced registration is required.

 

When: Thursday, October 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach Campus, 1700 College Crescent, Student Center, 3rd Floor, Virginia Beach

Women Doing Business at the Beach

 

When: Tuesday, October 28, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: ODU Business Gateway Classroom, 4111 Monarch Way, Suite 106, Norfolk

Who's Buying?  Business Research Workshop and Tools for Building Your Dream

  • Learn how to access industry reports, market research, competitor analysis, company profiles, articles, trade publications, and industry profiles.
  • For more information: Register at www.usresearch-oct.eventbrite.com

For more information on any of these programs: Sadiksha Nepal, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or (757) 683-7073

 

757smokefreeteens Contests 

As part of a Hampton Roads tobacco cessation campaign, local teenagers can participate in a poster contest for 12 to 15 year-olds, a television public service announcement competition for 16 to 18 year-olds, and a lyric performance challenge for both age groups.  Winners will be featured on a special edition of HealthWatch and at a 757smokefreeteens special event. 

When: Sunday, November 16, 3 pm; Deadline to apply: Friday, October 24, 11:59 pm

Where: Tidewater Community College Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk

 

For more information: 757smokefreeteans.com or (757)-683-8836

 

1st Annual Men Who Empower Tailgate Party and Cook-off

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the YWCA South Hampton Roads is hosting an afternoon of music, raffles, prizes, vendors, and plenty of food and drinks.  The ODU vs. Western Kentucky game will be televised live during the event, and they will honor men in the community who are making a difference.  

When: Saturday, October 25th, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Old Dominion University, Ainslie Game Day Building, Norfolk

For more information: www.ywca-shr.org

 

Daughters of Life Corporation Fall Luncheon

The Daughters of Life Corporation fall luncheon to share their initiatives in the Hampton Roads community.

When: Saturday, October 25, at 12:00 p.m.

Where: New Life Providence Church (Kempsville Campus), 1244 Thompkins Ln, Virginia Beach

 

Seatack Community League Annual Gala and Image Awards

A ceremony honoring those of the past and present who've made major contributions to the betterment of the citizens of Seatack as well as the future "Young Leaders," the children of Seatack.  

When: Saturday, October 25th, 6:00 p.m.

For more information: Latrese Carter (757) 943-9336 

 

Day of Unity: A Night of Remembrance for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

A Love Does Not Hurt: Be Silent No More Campaign Series domestic violence awareness event.  

The Be Silent No More Campaign Series: Love Does Not Hurt creates a forum for community members, advocates, and survivors to engage in dialogue around the issue of domestic abuse and work together to create community change.  

When: Wednesday, October 29, 6:00 p.m.

Where: Norfolk State University, Student Center Room 138, 700 Park Avenue, Norfolk

For more information: Call Cathy Staton at (757) 541-8043.  RSVP by calling (757) 823-2650

 

8th Annual Together in Education Awards Gala

When: October 30th, 2014 Reception & Silent Auction begins at 5:30 pm

Program and Dinner begins at 6:30 pm

Where: Half Moone Cruise & Celebration Center One Waterside Drive Norfolk, VA 23510 

 

Guidelines for Interacting with Law Enforcement: A Community Forum for Youth Family Reunion Conference

This workshop will offer procedures to follow if you are stopped by a police officer or law enforcement official, regardless of the reason and your basic rights.  

When: Saturday, November 1, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Where: Norfolk State University, G.W.C. Brown Memorial Hall, 700 Park Avenue, Norfolk

For additional information: Dr. Tyrone Davis at (757) 409-9044 or Ms. Deirdre W. Sanderlin, Founding Director, at (757) 823-2650

 

2014 Teens With Purpose Masquerade Gala: The Future Unveiled

As part of TWP's 7th annual fundraiser, this gala will include an elegant sit-down dinner, dancing, and a silent auction led by Nicole Livas, Anchor at WAVY-TV 10. All of the funds raised will be to help Teens with a Purpose provide year-round free creative youth development programs.  

When: Saturday, November 1, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Where: Norfolk Waterside Marriot Hotel, 235 E Main Street,Norfolk

 

UVA presents The 2014 Virginia Film Festival

The Virginia Film festival returns to Chlottesville with more than 100 films and a stellar lineup of special guests including Hal Holbrook, Jenna Elfman, Barry Levinson, Frank Langella, Richard Roundtree, katie Couric, Patrick Wilson, and Jasmine Guy.  

When: November 6-9.  

For a full schedule and complete information regarding the Virginia Film festival: www.virginiafilmfestival.org 

Events:

2014 Opening Night Gala

When: Thursday, November 6, 9:00 p.m.

Where: The Jefferson Theater, Downtown Mall

Late Night Wrap Party

When: Saturday, November 8, 10:00 p.m.

Where: Main Street Arena, Downtown Mall

 

Celebrity Black Tie Benefit Gala

Presented by the Sickle Cell Association HR Inc.  Entertainment includes comedian Alex Scott, music provided by RA Jazz, and special guest speaker Kiki Shepard.  

When: Saturday, November 8, 7:00 p.m.

Where: Oceanfront Hilton, 3001 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach

For more information: Call (757) 466-0332 or visit www.sicklecellhrva.net

 

Holiday Hair Hydration: Nature Hair Event

A natural and healthy hair holiday sponsored by MANE Event.  Meet master mixologist Pat Moore as she presents a live demo of her TVO Hydration Method featuring Terra Veda Organix, her all natural care line.  

When: Sunday, November 9, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: Spence Crossing Clubhouse, 3900 Spence Crossing Way, Virginia Beach 

 

Virginia Women's Conference 2014

When: Saturday, November 15, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Where: Old Dominion University, Norfolk

To register, visit the conference website at www.odu.edu/conference/vawomenconf2014

 

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. 41st Annual Education Foundation Black & Gold Scholarship Banquet Ball

When: Saturday, November 29, beginning at 6 pm

Where: Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 3001 Atlantic Avenue,Virginia Beach

For more information: George W.C. Brown III 757-692-5902 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Portsmouth Department of 

Social Services Fatherhood-Mentoring Initiative Program

The program will include recruitment, orientation, educational assistance, health and wellness support, parenting, child support advice, referral services, career counseling, and an opportunity to dialogue and connect with other men with a desire to create a better life for themselves and their families.

When: Present-June 9th, 2015 

Where:  Department of Social Services, 1701 High Street, Portsmouth,  VA 23704

 

 For more infirmation contact Dr. Tyrone Davis at ( 757) 409-9044

 

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 ( www.virginiasymphony.org or www.hamptonroadskroc.org) 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.

Dates: 

          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.

 

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:
   

    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.     

 

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 http://masternaturalisteva.com OR call Susan Vreelan at (757)442-7029

 

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

 

 

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 redcrossblood.org.