Some Notable Events Around Town
VISUAL ARTS CENTER, CHRYSLER MUSEUM PARTNER
FOR GLASS EXHIBIT
HAMPTON ROADS, Va The
exhibition Breaking Barriers: Glass Work by
TCC Grads and Chrysler Assistants has opened
at Tidewater Community Colleges Visual Arts
Joint festivities, including an artists brunch,
will take place on June 4 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
at the VAC and the adjacent Portsmouth Art and Cultural
Events are free and open to the public. The exhibition
continues through June 21.
Breaking Barriers features a diverse and
cutting-edge collection of art glass created by 24
TCC graduates and assistants in the Chryslers
Perry Glass Studio.
Uniting this generation of artists is not only
timely and exciting, but it also depicts signicant
discoveries within this popular medium, said
Shelley Brooks, coordinator of exhibitions and arts
programming at the VAC.
A complete range of work from small to large, colorful
to monochromatic, and geometric to organic are represented.
Methods and styles are equally abundant. Examples
include life-sized vegetables by C. Douglas Aurand,
mixed media weaponry by Laura McFie and William Sprueill,
and a pink weight room by Jennifer Detlefsen. Thevariety
and execution of the work will provide the viewer
with a true survey of contemporary art glass.
The VAC is one of several venues participating in
regional glass celebrations during the Glass Art Societys
46th annual international glass conference, being
hosted June 1-3 by the Chrysler Museum and the Perry
For information, call Brooks at 757-822-1878.
LITTLE THEATRE OF NORFOLK PRESENTS CHICAGO
Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb Book by Fred
Ebb and Bob Fosse
NORFOLK, VA - Little eatre
of Norfolk closes its historic 90th season with CHICAGO-
Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Book by
Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse.
In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders
a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband
Amos to take the rap... until he nds out he's been
duped and turns on Roxie.
Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another
"Merry Murderess" Velma Kelly, vie for the
spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces
in search of the "American Dream": fame,
fortune and acquittal. (Directed by Jillian Sweetland)
Chicago opens May 19th and runs thru June 11, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm. Sundays at 2:30
Senior, Student, Active Duty and Retired Military:
$15 Youth (17 and Under): $9
For further information please see the website at:
in STEM, $0 in tuition --
HAMPTON ROADS, Va. Tidewater Community College
announced today that it has established a program
designed to boost the number of women and minorities
graduating with degrees in science, technology,
engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The TCC Womens Center STEM Promise Program
will start with the 2017-18 academic year. Initially,
10 scholarships covering 100 percent of tuition
and fees will be awarded to high-performing students.
When it is fully implemented, up to 30 students
a year will enroll at TCC under the innovative program.
Gov. Terry McAulie attended the announcement on
TCCs Norfolk Campus. Other dignitaries in
attendance included Virginia Secretary of Commerce
Todd Haymore; Nathalie Molliet-Ribet, Virginias
deputy secretary of education for higher ed; and
Vice Chancellor Sharon Morrisey of the Virginia
Community College System.
This is a really big deal for TCC and for
the Commonwealth of Virginia, the governor
said. We are sending a very strong message
to employers around the globe that we are open for
business but most importantly, we are making sure
more women get into these STEM elds.
He called TCC the greatest community college
in the United States of America.
Gov. McAulie said that last year the commonwealth
had 149,000 open tech jobs. Lets be
crystal clear, we have to ll them here, so they
dont go to another state, he said. TCC
is connecting education with jobs that exist.
TCC President Edna V. Baehre-Kolovani said earlier,
We have come to associate the word promise
with free college education because of such programs
as the Tennessee Promise.
TCC is not just making a promise, she
said. Were making a commitment.
Baehre- Kolovani noted that TCC listens to employers
needs and responds with the academic programs and
training they need to build their workforce.
Scholarship applications for 2017-18 close June
15. For more information, visit www.tcc.edu/STEMpromise,
or contact the TCC Enrollment Team at 757-822-1111
Those interested in donating to support the program
should contact James Toscano, executive director
of the TCC Educational Foundation, at 757-822-1015
Stage Company and Norfolk State University
Virginia Stage Company and Norfolk State
University Theatre Companys production of
The Wiz concluded April 30 after rave reviews,
smashing attendance records and selling out five
performances something not seen at the Wells
eatre is many years. By pooling the resources,
talents, and stas of the two organizations, the
production was elevated to a height otherwise unachievable.
Both organizations launch their 2017-18 seasons
in September. Memberships are available for Virginia
Stage now at vastage.org/season39.
This month at the Wells Theatre, Virginia Stage
and the Virginia Arts Festival are co-presenting
one of the most sought-after pianists performing
today, Olga Kern, on May 24, followed by the witty,
goofy, fun for all ages no-holds-Bard show, Reduced
Shakespeare Companys William Shakespeare's
Long Lost First Play (Abridged), from May 26 to
28. Tickets available for both productions at vafest.org.
Veterans Day Nov. 11, 2017 Fundraising Festival
at Virginia Beach SPCA
VETERANS DAY, the Adam Thoroughgood
Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American
Revolution (NSDAR) and Virginia Beach SPCA will
co-host VETS.RESCUED PETS, a fundraising festival
to thank and support our Hampton Roads military
Veterans through adoption of companion pets.
Date: Veterans Day, November 11, 2017
Time: 10 AM 4 PM Location: Virginia Beach
According to the National Center for PTSD, "recovering
from PTSD is a process. Evidence-based treatments
for PTSD help people do things they have been avoiding
because of their PTSD . . . and provide the best
chance of recovery from PTSD."
Owning a companion pet may "lift your mood
or help you feel less stressed" if you have
PTSD or just want a good companion. Companion pets
are fun and give you "a good reason to get
out of the house, spend time outdoors, and meet
new people." (http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/treatment/cope/dogs_and_ptsd.asp).
Companion pets need owners who can provide daily
attention, a safe and caring home, and training.
VBSPCA is a private, nonprot animal shelter, an
adoption- focused organization that finds homes
for over 3,500 homeless pets each year.
Join the fun and you and your family can experience
a truly unique and entertaining performance - for
only $5 a ticket!
Production: "The Journey
of King Arthur by the Childrens eatre
of Hampton Roads
Description: Come along with the magical Merlin
the Magnicent, Arthur's best friend (and the most
powerful wizard in the kingdom), as he tells the
legendary tales of King Arthur, from the sword in
the stone to the Knights of the Round Table!
Best enjoyed by ages four and up.
Where: The Barry Robinson eater, at Bishop Sullivan
Catholic High School 4552 Princess Anne Road, Virginia
Beach VA 23462
When: Sunday May 21. First show: 12pm; Second show:
Tix: $5 per person, available at the door before
the show. No reservations.
Happy May! & Save Saturday May 20th 7 p.m. for
a Wonderful Concert Featuring 3X National Guitar
With Special Guests, Amy Ferebee, Jim Hockett &
Robin Gustin opening the show!
Location: The Lovely Theater at Saint Patrick
Catholic School, 1000 Bolling Ave Norfolk 23508
If you like great acoustical guitar performances,
dont miss this three-time national guiter
champion with great local players Amy Ferebee, Robin
Summer Creative Writing Classes At Muse Writers
Center In Norfolk
NORFOLK - Registration is
now open for more than 85 creative writing classes
and seminars at The Muse Writers Center this summer
Offerings include beginning to advanced creative
writing classes in poetry, fiction, non-fiction,
memoir, food writing, songwriting, journaling, comic
book writing, childrens book writing and screenwriting.
Other creative offerings include classes designed
to jumpstart ones creativity as well as seminars
in writers craft, research, and professional development,
art for writers, and blogging for writers.
The Muses teachers are some of Hampton Roads
most accomplished writers and teachers. Courses
and seminars are offered every day of the week.
While most of the classes are intended for adults,
The Muse has an extensive program for kids (ages
7-11) and teens (ages 12-17).
The summer session begins June 1. Pre-registration
is required for all courses, and course registrations
will not be accepted after the second meeting of
Tuition ranges from $40-$230, depending on the length
of the class. And, as it is their policy to never
turn a student away who cannot afford a class, they
have created a robust tuition assistance program
and offer it freely to those who need it. Classes
are held at the Muse Writers Center located at 2200
Colonial Ave.. Suite 3 in Norfolks Ghent section
in the Ghent Market Shops.
For informaton contact:
www.the-muse.org or email email@example.com. You
can also call (757) 818-9880.
Some Special Events Oered At Norfolk Public Library
Father's Day Crafts and Stories
Saturday, June 17 @ 10:30 AM
Lafayette Branch, 1610 Cromwell Drive, Norfolk,
757-441-2842 (Preschool & School Age)
Father's Day Card
Saturday, June 17 @ 11 AM
Blyden Branch, 879 E. Princess Anne Road, Norfolk,
757-441-2852 (School Age)
Fathers Day Crafts
Saturday, June 17 @ 2 PM
Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch, 111 W. Ocean View
Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23503, 757-441-1750
Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 (Family)
Pancakes with Papa
Sunday, June 18 @ 1:30 PM
Slover Library, 235 E. Plume Street, Norfolk, VA
23510, 757-664-7323 Room 295
Dine on afternoon pancakes with dad and try your
luck with bingo! Registration required. (ToddlersSchool
Father's Day Game
Sunday, June 18 @ 1:303 PM
Slover Library, 235 E. Plume Street, Norfolk, VA
23510, 757-664-7323 5th Floor
Celebrate with a day of father/child game tournaments.
Norfolk Public Library
Reading Program 2017: Reading by Design
Saturday, June 24Saturday, August 5.
All Norfolk Public Library Locations. Read books,
enjoy free events, and win prizes! Sign up online
at norfolkpubliclibrary.org, or at any Norfolk Public
Library location, starting Saturday, June 24. Go
to norfolkpubliclibrary. org for more information
and a full listing of programs. (All Ages, Babies
Music by Martha Giles
Summer Reading Program Kick-off
Tuesday, June 20 @ 10 AM
Southside Boys and Girls Club, 701 Berkley Avenue
Ext., Norfolk, VA 23523 (Host for the Horace C.
Downing Branch Summer Reading Program)
Explore the world of music. Ms. Giles will share
her colorful collection of musical instruments!
For more information, contact Jessica Harvey at
Bucket of Monkeys
Children's Theatre presents Robin Hood
Summer Reading Program Kick-off Saturday, June
24 @ 11 AM
Blyden Branch, 879 E. Princess Anne Road, Norfolk,
Greek Festival 2017 Coming May 18-21
NORFOLK, VA The
Greek Festival, an annual event held under one of
Hampton Roads biggest tentson the grounds of
the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Norfolk,
begins Thursday, May 18 and will run through Sunday,
May 21 (as usual, the weekend after Mothers
Day). The 2017 Greek Festival, Tidewaters oldest
and largest ethic festival, will include the traditional
Greek cuisine, exciting entertainment, arts and crafts,
a cooking school, and a Drive-Thru!
Food and music highlight the festival. Outdoor stands
will sell everything from lamb to baklava. The food
will be available for take-out or may be eaten at
tables in the outdoor tents at the festival.
The variety of Greek specialties will include Greek
salad; fried calamari; charcoal-broiled souvlaki (pork
or chicken); moussaka (sliced eggplant combined with
ground beef, spices and tomato sauce topped with a
sauce of eggs, butter, cheese and milk); chicken lathoregano
(charcoal-broiled chicken marinated in a sauce of
olive oil, lemon juice and oregano); spanakopita (a
blend of spinach and feta cheese baked in filo pastry
leaves); pastitsio (a macaroni casserole with ground
sirloin of beef topped with a creamy cheese sauce),
dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), and Greek-style French
A variety of delectable Greek pastries and breads
will also be available, including galatoboureko (a
filo custard pastry) and loukoumades (the mouth-watering,
hot honey-sweet fritter pastries).
The Drive-Thru will be located along the circular
drive in front of the Cathedral and adjoining Chapel.
Those on- the-go in their vehicles will enter from
Granby Street, select their choices of complete dinners
and pastries from a special menu, and be on their
Cooking classes, Cooking with the Greeks,
will be held where participants can make,and taste
a full-course Greek meal. More information on this
can be found on the website: www.norfolkgreekfestival.com.
The Annunciation Dancers will entertain festival-goers
every day and evening with performances of traditional
Greek dances. A live Greek band will perform a variety
of live Greek music throughout the festival.
A wide variety of artwork, gold, and fine jewelry
will be displayed this year in the Hellenic Center
in the Agora (Marketplace).
Church tours will be conducted throughout the festival.
The Greek Festival will run from 11:00 a.m. to 9:30
p.m. on Thursday; 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday
and Saturday; and Noon to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday.
The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral is located
at 7220 Granby Street (one-half mile south of Wards
Corner) in Norfolk. Admission and parking is free
and open to the public.
Follow us on Facebook Norfolk Greek Festival,
or go to http://www.norfolkgreekfestival.com or call
757-640- 0500 for general information.You may contact
the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedrals business
office at 440-0500.
Root, Donna the Buffalo Performing live on the Main
Stage Friday, June 9, 2017, at the 41st Annual Norfolk
Norfolk Festevents is proud to announce that National
recording artists Rusted Root and Donna the Buffalo
will each perform live on Friday, June 9, 2017,at
the 41stAnnual Norfolk Harborfest® at Town Point
Park, along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront, Virginia.
The 41st Annual Norfolk Harborfest® will mark
the celebration of the Norfolk Navy 100 homecoming
event during the 3-day festival. Guests will be
amazed by events such as a special fleet of Navy
ships in the Friday Parade of Sail, a mighty Destroyer,
state of the art US Navy Coastal Riverine demonstrations,
a Navy aircraft flyover, Navy ships open for free
public tours, landside Navy exhibits and demonstrations,
ceremonial events at the Armed Forces and Homecoming
Memorials, Saturday night's fireworks show choreographed
to a musical score honoring the Norfolk Naval base
Centennial, video messages taped from the public
to be sent to our deployed commands and special
Navy 100 themed entertainment and family activities
throughout the weekend. Along with international
majestic tall ships in the Parade of Sail, local,
regional and national live entertainment, family
activities, unique and unusual performances, water
activities and much more.
The 41stAnnual Norfolk Harborfest® in conjunction
with Sail Norfolk, will astound the Downtown Norfolk
Waterfront with radiant summer excitement as it
brings the community together to enjoy the largest,
longest- running, and free maritime festival in
the Nation. This exhilarating, FREE, family-friendly,
fun, outdoor extravaganza is stocked full with activities
on land, sea, and in the sky!
Rusted Root will perform live on Friday, June 9,
2017, at approximately 8:30 p.m. on the main stage.
Having collaborated for two decades, Rusted Root
has honed the perfect combination of musical intuition,
freedom and virtuosity, which has allowed them to
organically shape their music into it's own distinct
and undeniable vision. With eight albums under their
belt, over three million records sold and countless
nights on the road, Rusted Root transcends age,
cultures and musical styles.
Donna the Buffalo will perform live on Friday, June
9, 2017, at approximately 6:00pm on the main stage.
One of the most dynamic and determined bands continuously
touring America since 1989, Donna the Buffalo has
created a community environment at their shows through
their distinctive, groove-heavy, and danceable music.
Donna the Buffalo is a band for the people that
is accessible, positive, and memorable. With roots
in old time fiddle music that evolved into a soulful
electric American mix infused with elements of cajun/zydeco,
rock, folk, reggae, and country, Donnas music
often contains social and moral responsibility as
core beliefs, and they are just simply fun to get
out and celebrate life with.
Additional local, regional and national performances
will be announced in the coming weeks.
Friday, June 9th from Noon 11pm
Saturday June 10th from Noon 11pm
Sunday, June 11th from 10am 6pm.
Surprise! Brand New Peppa Pig Live Show Coming
To Norfolk Thursday, Oct. 12
Norfolk, VA Surprise,
Peppa Pig fans! A brand new, live stage show announced
today ensures Peppa Pig will be touring North America
through 2017 and beyond. Peppa Pigs Surprise
will visit more than 60 cities, stopping by Chrysler
Hall on Thursday, Oct. 12. The Peppa Pig stage show,
based on Entertainment Ones (eOne) top-rated
TV series, airing daily on Nick Jr., is one of the
most successful family theater tours in U.S. history.
One hundred twenty-five venues have completely sold
out with 300,000 tickets sold in the U.S. to date.
Peppa Pigs Surprise tickets are now on sale
at the Scope Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations,
charge by phone at 800.745.3000 or purchase online
at ticketmaster.com. Orchestra AA-G reserved seats
are $54.50, Orchestra Rear reserved seats are $39.50,
Dress Circle reserved seats are $39.50, Balcony
A-H reserved seats are $39.50, and Balcony J-K reserved
seats are $29.50.
VIP packages that include a meet and greet are available.
In Peppa Pigs Surprise, its a lovely
day and Peppa is playing outside with her friends.
Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig have got a surprise for
her and her younger brother George, but no matter
how hard they try, they cannot guess what it is.
Audiences will enjoy interactive fun, games and,
of course, many surprises. The live show encompasses
the charming, colorful nature of the incredibly
popular television series and features brand- new
songs and life-size puppets that walk, talk, dance,
and jump up and down to give audiences a unique,
interactive theatrical experience from the moment
the curtain opens. The fun-filled show brings the
hit TV series to life on stage, giving families
the opportunity to engage with their favorite characters
like never before in an unforgettable first live
Peppa Pigs Surprise promises to be the
perfect theater show for all preschoolers,
said Director Richard Lewis, who returns to adapt
episodes from the hit TV show for stage as he did
with the touring smash hit Peppa Pigs Big
Splash. Its been an incredible experience
seeing the childrens reactions to the live
stage show. It just confirms that Peppa Pig really
is a worldwide phenomenon.
Sail Norfolk Welcomes Fleet of Tall Ships to The
41st Annual Norfolk Harborfest®
Norfolk Festevents, Ltd. is proud to announce
that Sail Norfolk, the tall ship and maritime division
of Norfolk Festevents, welcomes an impressive fleet
of tall ships to the 41st Annual Norfolk Harborfest®
Friday, June 9, 2017 Sunday, June 11, 2017
at Town Point Park along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront.
The long-standing tradition of Norfolk Harborfest®
activates the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront with radiant
summer excitement as it brings the community together
to enjoy the largest, longest-running, and free
maritime festival in the Nation.
The 2017 Sail Norfolk/Norfolk Harborfest ® sets
sail Friday, June 9, 2017, with the Parade of Sail
and continues with fantastic photo opportunities,
international educational experiences, with all
the tall ships open for free public tours throughout
the entire weekend.
This free, family-friendly weekend event is filled
with three days of both land and sea activities
to capture the hearts of all ages! Festival hours:
Friday, June 9th from Noon 11 pm,
Saturday, June 10th from Noon 11 pm, and
Sunday, June 11th from Noon 6 pm.
The 2017 Sail Norfolk/Norfolk Harborfest ® tall
ship fleet includes:
USCGC EAGLE- USA
LA UNIÓN- Peru, the newest tall ship of South
American and making its first appearance to the
EL GALEÓN Spain, making its first appearance
SUSAN CONSTANT- Jamestown Settlement, VA
VIRGINIA- Norfolk, VA