Lyric Opera Virginia

Children's Opera and Musical Theater Camp Showcase

When: Saturday, Saturday, July 26, 2014, 6 p.m. in Norfolk

Where: First Presbyterian Church, 820 Colonial Avenue, Norfolk


For more Information: Contact- Jennifer Burroughs (Camp Director) (757) 635-4366 OR This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


TOP Program and Fields Dance Studio

Free Summer Dance Classes for Youth

When: Registration will be held July 21, 22 & 24th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Classes begin Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

Where: South Morrison Family Education Center, 746 Adams Dr. Newport News, VA


Age                 Children per Class                Class Times & Days

3-5 yrs.                    10                        Tues & Thurs, 10:30-11:30 a.m.    

6-9 yrs.                    12                        Tues & Thurs, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

10-17 yrs.                14                        Tues & Thurs, 2:30-4:00 p.m. 

For more Information: Contact Ms. Kimberly Wilder or call 369-6838


Hearts and Strings

Music Education Program

When: Summer Program

-August 4th to August 15th. All sessions are from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (EXCEPT the final session August 15, 2014, it will be a full day session from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

AND: Transportation is to be provided by the parents/guardians to and from the summer programs sessions.

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: May 12 to June 6, 2014. 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

Guiding Good Choices- Help parents strengthen family bonds. 

When:Monday & Tuesday, July 7- July 22, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (dinner at 5:30). 


Winning Without Fighting- Learn how to make your home a happier, more peaceful place to live. 

When: Monday & Tuesday, July 7- July 22, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Dinner at 5:30). Fee: Free for Hampton Roads Residents (small fee for others).


Connecting With Your Teen- Learn and practice skills for improving communication and building stronger bonds. 

When: Monday & Tuesday, July 28- August 12, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (dinner at 5:30)


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


2 Sessions in 2014 Summer Engineering Camp

In a 2013 research study of children who attended these camps over the past 5 years, 72% of the parents reported that the child could better relate STEM subjects to real world issues after the camp.

Nano Engineering Camp Dates (Rising 2nd-5th Grade)

Camp 2: Friday, August 1, 2014

Time: 9:00 am- 4:00 pm

Contact Hours: 7.0

Price: $99

Engineers Rule! (Rising 6th-8th Grade)

Camp 2: August 4-8, 2014

Time: 9:00 am- 4:30 pm

Contact Hours: 37.0

Price: $350

Where: Old Dominion University


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 2 - July 21st - August 1st.

Session 3 - August 4th - August 15th.

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 2 - June 16th

Session 3 - July 7th

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             


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



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

VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS - (200 N. Blvd. Richmond, VA 23220)

Race, Place, & Identity

2014 Community Conversations Series: Engages the community in a dialogue about the region's past and how that past can positiviely shape our collective furture.

Signs of Protest: Photographs from the Civil Rights Era. This exhibition includes 25 photographs of
the culture of resistance during that turbulent decade.
When: Thru - August 3rd
Where: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Information: (804) 204-2704

Signs of Protest: Photographs from the Civil Rights Era

What: New Works by African American Photographers

Where: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

When: Thru - August 3, 2014

Admission: is free.


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