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




 Village Family Hunger Relief Outreach Charity Presents "FEED THE VILLAGE" Food Giveaway & Awareness

First New Kindling Church 543A East Little Creek Rd Norfolk, VA

Food Box Giveaway Every 4th Sunday 3pm - 5pm

Upcoming Food Distrubution Dates: March 26th, April 23rd, May 28th, June 25th, July 23rd, August 27th, Sept 24th

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

(757) 656-9577

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Humanities Behind Bars

March 22, 2017 from 7-8 pm 

Mary D. Pretlow Library 111 W. Ocean View Ave. Norfolk, VA 23503

Humanities Behind Bars is a prison education program committed to abolitionist praxis. As such, we collectively cultivae healing and holistic visions of social life that do not depend on cops or cages.

For more information, please visit:


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





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




Secrets of Success Women's Symposium featuring Valorie Burton

March 24 & 25, 2017

Double Tree - Hilton Norfolk Airport Hotel

Session 1: Friday, March 24, 2017 at 9 am Zumba, Yoga and a smoothie!

Session 2: Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7 pm Wine tasting, food pairing, Las Vegas style casino 

Session 3: Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 9 am Panel discussions featuring Valorie Burton

Register now at


In Celebration of Women's History Month: Llively discussion on the New York Times Bestseller & Oscar-nominated Best Picture "Hidden Figures"

Feat. Dr. Margaret Lee (mother of Hidden Figures author Margot Shetterly) and Dr. Margaret Bristow, author of Children's Picture Book on Dr. Katherine Johnson 

Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 11:45 am to 2:30 pm

First Baptist Church East End 3000 Jefferson Ave Newport News, VA 23607



Erase the Race: Be the Change 

Saturday March 25, 2017 from 9 am to 1 pm 

11201 George Washington Mem Hwy, Yorktown, VA 23690

Walking for freedom. Walking for unity. Walking for equality.

This event will be a peaceful non-violent event in order to raise awareness to erase racism and to show support for our law enforcement. The event will include community leaders and members of all races. 

For more information, contact D'Shawn Wright at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Remembering King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Event Andrew Shannon 20th Annual 2017

Step Show and Drumline Competition

Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 6 pm to 9 pm

Denbigh Community Center Gymnasium 15198 Warwick Blvd Newport News, VA

Donation $5.00 in advance, $6 at the door 

For more info call: (757) 877-0792 or (757) 218-8157


2017 First Fridays Season

The 5th season of Downtown Norfolk Councils's First Fridays street parties start in April at the Downtown campus of Tidewater Community College. Each First Friday event has live music, food trucks, merchandise vendors and a beer garden with craft beer in an authentic Downtown setting.

Friday, April 7, 2017 from 5 pm to 8:30 pm at the TCC Plaza, 300 Block of Granby St featuring The Special Guests

Friday, May 5, 2017 (Cinco De Mayo Celebration) from 5 pm to 8:30 pm at MacArthur Center Green, corner of Monticello Ave and Freemason St featuring Bio Ritmo

Friday, June 2, 2017 from 5 pm to 8:30 pm at The Plot in Neon District, corner of Olney and Granby St featuring BJ Griffin and the Galaxy Groove

Friday, August 4, 2017 from 5 pm to 8:30 pm at the TCC Plaza, 300 Block of Granby St featuring Brackish Water Jamboree and Gina Dalmas and the Cow Tippin' Playboys

Friday, September 1, 2017 from 5 pm to 8:30 pm at the TCC Plaza, 300 Block of Granby St featuring Buddha Council and DJ CanRock 

Friday, October 6, 2017 from 5 pm to 8:30 pm at the TCC Plaza, 300 Block of Granby St featuring Fleet Forces Rock Band and DJ CanRock 




National Black Farmers Association Scholarships

The NBFA Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 academic year. The NBFA Scholarship Program will award scholarships of up to $5,000 to African-American farmers or dependents of African-American farmers who plan to enroll or are enrollef in agriculture-related study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.

Applications will be accepted at through April 28, 2017.


Service Academy Day 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10 am to 1 pm Doors open at 9:30 am 

The Paramount Theater 215 East Main St Charlottesville, VA 22902

Senator Mark Warner invites high school and middle students, their parents, and guidance counselors to Academy Day 2017. Attendees will be provided a comprehensive overview of the United States service academies and their admission process



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

Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at 1pm

Town Point Club in Norfolk, VA.










5th Annual Jazz Legacy Foundation Gala Weekend 

November 9-12, 2017

Hampton Roads Convention Center Hampton, VA 23666

Tickets and Information at or call (757) 737-2416



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