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: Now thru -June 9th, 2015 

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

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


 Hearts and Strings

Music Education Program

Fall/Winter/Spring Program:

Winter/Spring Sessions (Now 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.


          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.

 Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!)

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

When: Now thru - 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


 Gamma Xi Uplift Foundation

2nd Annual "Stop the Viloence" Breakfast

When: Saturday January 24, 2015

Where: Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center, 5655 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach, VA 23462


Women's Center Presents: Traveling Exhibit celebrating the contributions of African American Academic Surgeons

When: January 26-February 25, 2015

Where: TCC Joint-Use Library 1700 College Crescent Virginia Beach, VA 23453


Fort Monroe: Hampton Roads Peace Conference Commemorative Program

When: January 30th 9 AM-2:30 PM  January 31st 9 AM-4 PM

Where: Fort Monroe


Priest Tyaire's Inspirational Play Presents:  "Torn Between 2 Fathers"

When: February 6th & 7th 2015

Where: Willett Hall in Portsmouth


Heartbelt Gala

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Keith Newby

When: February 6, 2015

Where: Virginia Beach Convention Center 1000 19th St. Virginia Beach, VA



FREE!!! Prostate Cancer Early Detection Workshop, Tests and Exams Postate Specific Antigen (PSA) Tests and Digital Rectal Exams (DRE)

When: 8:30 AM-11:30 AM/Worskshop Time: 8:30 Am-10:00 AM/PSA and DRE Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Where: Queen Steet Baptist Church Fellowship Center 98 North Armistead Ave. Hampton, VA 23669

To Register call 757.827.0488 (Give your name and telephone number)


First Step To Financing College: FAFSA!!!

FAFSA Workshops will be held at the following locations:

Menchville HS: February 3, 2015 /Time: 6 PM-8 PM/ 275 Menchville Rd. Newport News, VA 23602/ 757.886.772

Achievable HS: February 7, 2015/Time: 10 AM-1 PM/5720 Marshall Ave. Newport News, VA 23605/757.283.7820

Heritage HS: Febrary 10, 2015/Time: 5:30 PM-7:30 PM/5800 Marshall Ave. Newport News, VA 23605/757.928.6100

Denbigh HS: February 19, 2015/Time: 4 PM-7 PM/259 Denbigh Blvd Newport News,VA 23608/757.886.7700


'From Africa To Virginia'

When: February 14th & 15th 2015

Where:  Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center


Educational Services of Hampton Roads Inc. Presents:  Public Education Conference

When: March 21, 2015  Time: 8:30 AM-2:30 PM

Where: Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

1st 100 Parents FREE!!!  General Admission: $30 includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch

For More Info. Call: Dr. Tyrone Davis 757.409.9044


Evening of Jazz

STARRING: Richard Elliot

When: March 22, 2015

Where: Chrysler Museum/ One Memorial Place 23510

Doors open @ 6:15 PM-7 PM


5th Annual Lemon Project

April 10th & 11th


Urban League of Hampton Roads Inc.

Seeking Nominiations for the Whitney M. Young Jr. Awards.

Awards Dinner will be held on April 24, 2015


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.