Still Hope Foundation Presents the 7th Annual Celebrity Weekend Extravaganza

The Still Hope foundation will bring mardi gras to Hampton Roads in their New Orleans themed, weekend long fundraising event.  Celebrities featured include CNN's John King, NFL Hall of Famer Bruce Smith, comedians George Wilbourn and Sinbad, and Doc Rivers, head coach for the Los Angeles Clippers.  

When: September 19 - 21


Celebrity Masquerade Ball

  • When: Friday, September 19, 7 pm.  
  • Where: Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel, 425 Water Street, Portsmouth

Hope Celebrity Casino Night

  • When: Saturday, September 20, 7 pm
  • Where: Nauticus - USS Wisconsin, 1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk 

Hope Celebrity Golf Classic

  • When: Sunday, September 21, 8 am
  • Where: Cahoon Plantation, 1501, Cahoon Parkway, Chesapeake

Hope Jazz Concert

  • When: Sunday, September 21, 7 pm
  • Where: Chrysler Hall, 215 Saint Paul's Boulevard, Norfolk

For more information:


Fall Gardening Festival: "The Ups and Downs of Gardening"

This year's Fall Gardening festival theme is vertical gardening.  Speakers will offer advice for vertical flower and vegetable gardening and visitors can learn how to layer bulbs, compost, and plant window boxes among other activities in demonstration alleys.  

When: Saturday, September 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 1444 Diamond Springs Road, Virginia Beach



9th Annual One Love Festival 2014

Events include a presentation by Kathy Kelly sponsored by Pax Christi, the largest drum circle in the world, and an evening concert

When: Saturday, September 20, 11 am to 9:30 pm

Where: Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach


Free Prostate Cancer Screening Event

When: Saturday September 20, 9:00 am-11:00 am.

Where: Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 3310 Deep Creek Boulevard , Portsmouth, VA 23702

Men must be 40-75 years old and at least a year since last PSA to qualify for free PSA Blood Test & Exam. Patients currently under the care of a urologist are not eligible. 


Veterans Town Hall

Hosted by Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, veterans will be given a chance to voice their experiences with the Hampton VA Medical center and VA claims backlog.  Other topics will include an overview of the Veterans Access Choice and Accountability Act and a discussion of mental health issues.

When: Tuesday, September 23, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Hampton City Council Chambers, 22 Lincoln Street, Hampton, VA

For more information: Congressman Scott's Newport News District Office (757) 380-1000


Old Dominion's University Business Gateway Women's Business Center Workshop

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

When: Thursday, September 25, 10 a.m. to noon

Where: ODU Business Gateway, Innovation Research Park, Building 1, Executive Board Room, 4111 Monarch Way, Second Floor

For more information: Sadiksha Nepal, (757) 683-7073. Register at


63rd Annual Chickahominy Indian Tribe Fall Festival & Pow-Wow

When: September 27th & 28th, 2014

Where: Chickahominy Tribal Grounds

Gates open Saturday 10am-6pm, Grand Entry @ noon

Gates open Sunday 11am-6pm, Grand Entry @ 1pm


For More Information Contact:, (804) 829-2027 or (804) 557-3775


Labor and My Baby (LAMB) Workshop

Workshop to calm your fears and prepare you for the challenges - and delights - of parenthood.

When: Saturday, September 20, 2014

Where: Healthy Families Partnership
100 Old Hampton Lane

For more information and registration: 727-1300, ext. 0


YWCA South Hampton Roads Domestic Violence Awareness Month Campaign Kickoff and Panel Discussion 

Panel to be moderated by Chief Judge Tanya Bullock of Virginia Beach's 2nd Judicial District.  Business attire requested.

When: Thursday, October 2, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Regent University, Robertson Hall, Moot Court Room, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach

For more information: RSVP at (757) 499-9267


Croaker's Spot Restaurant Welcoming Ceremony

The Park Place Business Association, Southeastern Virginia Arts Association, and Park Place Civic League welcome Croaker's Spot restaurant in a ceremony that will include cultural presentations, food, musicians, story telling, and entertainment.  

When: Friday, October 3, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Corner of 35th and Newport Avenue, Norfolk


Old Dominion University Business Gateway's Women's Business Center October Workshops


When: Tuesday, October 7, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Chesapeake Economic Development, 676 Independence Pkwy, Suite 200, Chesapeake

eVA Training


When: Wednesday, October 8, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach Center, 1700 College Crescent, Virginia Beach

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  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: Thursday, October 16, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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

WBC Orientation and SBA Website OVerview

  • Get introduced to WBC at ODU Business Gateway and discuss available resources to help launch, grow and sustain you business.  Learn about the WBC and the numerous resources available for women entrepreneurs, get an overview of ODU Business Gateway Programs and meet center directors.  
  • For more information: Register at


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


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


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


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: or (757)-683-8836


Francina R. Harrison, "The Career Engineer," hosts TCE Career, Life and Business Summit and Awards Luncheon

Local and national panelists will discuss topics to equip job seekers, small business owners, and career professionals with the 21st century competitive advantage. Featuring two national award-winning speakers: Nikki Woods, Executive Producer of the Tom Joyner Morning Show,  and April Woodard, National Journalist, philanthropist, and businesswoman.

When: Saturday, October 11

Where: Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel, 3501 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach

For more information:


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, ChesapeakeFor more information: J.R. Locke (757) 403 - 7246 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Early registration and group rates are available at


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


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 ( 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

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.


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:

    FFSC Norfolk; Thursday, 25 September 2014, 1830
    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 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