Pixar in Concert 

Benjamin Rouse conducts.  VSO POPS concludes its 2013-2014 season.

When/Where: Friday, April 11, 8 pm at CNU's Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News and

Saturday, April 12, 8 pm at Chrysler Hall, Norfolk

Info: For tickets, call Symphony Patron Services, 757-892-6366 or visit www.virginiasymphony.org.  For groups of ten or more, call 757-466-3047


2014 Mid-Atlantic Home & Garden Show

When: April 11 to 13

Where: Virginia Beach Convention Center

Info: Tickets are $10 for the general public, 12 and younger free.  Active duty and retired military and senior citizens (62 and older) receive a $2 discount.


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VIBES Teen Open Mic

You've got talent, yes, you do! Now here's your chance to prove it. Come perform for a live audience and bring your best dance moves, music, poetry, or other hidden talents to share. VIBES Teen Open Mic is the livest open mic in the 757!

When: April 12th, 2014, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Where: VCM Teen Center, 700 E. Olney Road, Norfolk, VA.


Garden of Amity Kick-Off Party

Join hundreds of youth around the world on Global Youth Service Day! On April 12th, Teens With a Purpose joins Disney Friends for Change to plant seeds of friendship, harmony, peace and love. The party includes a garden clean-up, planting, garden art, a nutritional workshop, healthy snacks, and poetry, music and fun!

When: April 12th, 2014, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Where: VCM Teen Center, 700 E. Olney Road, Norfolk, VA.


Community Pet Pantry 

Suffolk Humane society will sponsor a community pet pantry. The event will be first-come, first-served and will include a variety of food for both dogs and cats, as well as additional items like toys, flea & tick products, cat litter, etc. 

Where: The Suffolk Humane Society office 4300 Nansemond Parkway Suffolk, VA

When: Saturday, April 12 @ 10 am- 12 pm

For More Info: www.suffolkhumanesociety.com or 757-538-3030


Hampton Heritage Day

Commemorate our early history and celebrate the contributions of the three cultures that came together to build our city! Join us to experience music, dancing, crafts and family activities as we recognize the Native Americans, European settlers, and enslaved Africans brought to the New World. We'll have a full day of stage entertainment, plus booths, exhibits, demonstrations and more! Enjoy Native American dancing, beading, fingerweaving, and weaponry demonstrations; European settler's music and blacksmithing; African drumming and song, and much more!

When: Saturday, April 12th, 2014, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Fort Monroe Community Center, 100 Stilwell Road.

Cost: Free and open to the public!

Info: Bring your own lawn chair.


Nicholas Guyatt Lecture at the College of William and Mary

Nicholas Guyatt, York University, will be speaking at the College of William and Mary on "Founding Proteges and Antislavery Futures: Edward Coles, William Short and the Rise of Liberal Colonization in the Early Republic." Professor Guyatt's talk is co-sponsored by the History Department, the Lemon Project, and the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.

When: April 14th, 2014, 5 p.m. 

Where: College of William and Mary, James Blair Hall (250 James Blair Drive), Room 223.


Teens With a Purpose Leadership Spring Break Camp

Join us for an exciting leadership Spring Break Camp at Teens With a Purpose. The camp will include Cycling, Field Day, Gardening, and peer leader training workshops.

Schedule: Monday, April 14th - Thursday, April 17th, 1-4 p.m.

Cookout!! Friday, April 18th, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: 700 E. Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23504

Info: Limited to the first 30 students who register.


American Association of University Women $500.00 Scholarship

Who: Female resident of Virginia Beach who returned to school after a period of time and is 23 or older. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program and have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours at an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Forms Available: http://virginiabeach-va.aauw.net/scholarship/, or by sending a self-addressed envelope to AAUW Virginia Beach Scholarship Committee at 1010 Barnacle Court, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Deadline: April 15, 2014

Information: Call 757-630-7097


Asadah Kirkland Lecture

Asadah Kirkland will be giving a lecture on the campus of Old Dominion University presented by In Support of Children and the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice. Asadah Kirkland is an administrator of a youth program and educator at the Harlem Children's Zone, author of Beating Black Kids, and a mom. Her passion for ending physical violence against children comes from over 15 years of working with young people and never having to lay hands on them to get them to act correctly. The correct actions of young people in her life came from them sensing that she really cared about their welfare.

When: Tuesday, April 15th, 2014, 7:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

Where: Kaufman Building Room 100

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


Constructing Citizenship from 1619 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act: A 50-Year Commemorative Scholars Roundtable

Legal experts and scholars will participate in a panel discussion about the history of civil rights in America, beginning in 1619 and culminating in the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The panel will examine the 1964 Act as it has been broadened to include the recent debates about individual civil liberties. The roundtable will be filmed and broadcast on Cox Channel 11.

When: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Where: Brown Hall, Little Theater, Norfolk State University

Cost: Free and open to the public

Registration: Pre-registration is recommended. Go to www.1619MakingofAmerica.com and click Register for Scholars Roundtable. Also follow the event on Twitter at @1619america and on Facebook at facebook.com/HistoryNSU.


Hampton Roads Prostate Health Forum presents: Incontinence and Erectile Dysfunction Academy

This seminar brings together a panel of experts on incontinence and ED for the benefit of the Hampton Roads community. It is geared towards men with incontinence and ED problems, people who take care of men with prostate cancer, and prostate cancer survivors. Panelists include Mr. Herschel Chalk, prostate cancer warrior and former incontinence and erectile dysfunction patient; Dr. Eric Darby, urologist and sexual health restoration surgeon; Dr. Paul Shellhammer, urologist, prostate cancer surgeon and researcher; and Dr. Kurt McCammon, reconstruction urologist and surgeon specializing in regaining continence and restoring sexual function.

When: Saturday, April 19th, 2014, 8:30 a.m - 11:30 a.m.

Where:  Downing Gross Cultural Arts Center, 2410 Wickham Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607

Registration: Call 757-827-0488, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and giving your full name and phone number.


Southern Christian Leadership Conference Presents: "Ask the Candidates Forum" For All Newport News and Hampton Candidates in the May 2014 General Elections

The public will be given an opportunity to hear from the candidates running for School Board and for City Council in Newport News and both Mayor and City Council in the City of Hampton. Moderators for the forums are media professionals Wil La Veist, host of The Wil La Veist Radio Show/ Author and former Daily Press Columnist/ Journalist and Bill Thomas, Director of Governmental Relations at Hampton University

Where: Hampton City Council Chambers located at 22 Lincoln Street

When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.                                                                                Friday, April 25, 2014 @ 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

For More Info: Contact Andrew Shannon (757) 877-0792 or Edna V. Davis (757) 218-8157


YWCA's Stand Together Against Racism (STAR) Event

It has been two years since 17 year old Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman. We heard what the media had to say. We heard what the courts had to say. Now we want to hear what you have to say.

Where: WHRO Community Room 5200 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23508

When: Friday, April 25 @ 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm


Grand Slam Finals!

Come watch as the top youth poets in Hampton Roads take the stage and the 2014 HRYP Slam Team is selected. Featuring the Face of Fox43, DJ Phillie.

When: Saturday, April 26th, 5-8 p.m.

Where: Norfolk State University, Student Center Theatre, 700 Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA


The New Chesapeake Men for Progress Education Foundation, Inc. Presents: Annual Black Male Scholarship and Achievement Awards Breakfast

Recognizing achievement of black male students in Chesapeake Public Schools. Theme: "Forging Ahead- Striving for Excellence"

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Samuel T. King, Superintendent for Norfolk Public Schools

Where: Chesapeake Conference Center 900 Greenbrier Circle Chesapeake, Virginia 23320

When: Saturday, April 26, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

For More Info: Please call Dr. William E. Ward (757) 377-2733 or George F. Reed (757) 650-0174


2014 Recruiting Initiative for Student Engineers (RISE) offered by the Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED) at VA Tech

High school sophomores who are interested in engineering are invited to join us in Blacksburg, VA where you will meet students, alumni, staff, and faculty who want to introduce you to VT and what we have to offer in our top ranked College of Engineering. for high school sophomores only. It offers free transportation, a tailgate party/picnic, and admission to the 2014 VT Spring Football Game.

When: Saturday, April 26, 2014

Application Deadline: March 10, 2014

For More Info: www.eng.vt.edu/rise and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Daniel's Blessing Foundation Presents: Annual Springtime Tea

The annual tea provides funds that facilitate a physical presence as well as everyday needs such as school supplies and other comfort items for the children.

Where: Town Point Club 101 West Main Street Norfolk, VA

When: April 26, 2014

For More Info: Candy Hayes (757)404-6235


Suffolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority presents "Mother's Day Tea"

All mothers, grandmothers, and godmothers welcomed! Please wear a hat and dress to impress.

Where: Tabernacle Christian Church in the Shepard's Center at 2500 E Washington St. Suffolk, VA 23434

When: Friday, May 2 @ 12 o'clock noon

For More Info: Please call and book now with Phyllis Harrison at (757) 539-2100 ext. 126


Shifting Gears: The Love Conference

Featuring Early Jackson, Karen Sherman, Nate Holloway, Sharmetra Pittman, and Shaun Tomblin

Where: Magnuson Hotel 1000 Omni Blvd. Newport News, VA

When: May 2nd - 4th

For More Info: www.shiftinggears.eventbrite.com or call (757) 563-3283


Teens With a Purpose April Schedule 

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.


Made VisUall New Visual Art Project!

Work with acclaimed local visual artist Shari James to create a small collection of socially and culturally inspired paintings to be exhibited in April. Space limited to 8 students!'

When: Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (January 16 - April 24)

Who: Teens ages 12-19


Free Dinner

When: Monday-Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


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 1- June 23rd - July 3rd.

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 1 - May 26th

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


Children's Acting Workshop

This 9-week acting program for children ages 7 to 16 is taught by Terrance Afer-Anderson, a theater professional with more than 40 years of experience. The program will culminate in a fully-staged production of the musical "The Outlyers."

When: Course begins May 3rd, 2014.

Where: Attucks Theatre, 1010 Church St., Norfolk, VA 23504

Info: Call 757-839-7963


HRC 200+ Men’s 17th Annual Scholars Breakfast

A breakfast honoring “blue-chip” African- American male high school seniors (approximately 500) who are planning to graduate in June.  Dr. L. D. Britt, MD, Brickhouse Professor and Chairman of the Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of Surgery will be keynote speaker.  Tickets are $30 each.

9 am Saturday, May 17, 2014

Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street, Virginia Beach.

For More Information:

                The Hampton Roads Committee of 200+ Men, Inc.
                P.O. Box 99013
                Norfolk, VA 23509

                (757) 455-9260



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 redcrossblood.org.