December Calendar of Events

Welcome to Tidewater Women’s December Calendar of Events

Friday              1
Wild at Art Show - 9 a.m.-5 p.m. thru Sat. Enrich and inspire appreciation of nature. ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)
Dickens’ Christmas Towne - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. thru 12/31. Outdoor maze, storybook adventure, entertainment + more. ($) Nauticus 664-1000 (N)
Friendly Friday Yoga Flow - 10-11:30 a.m. Every Fri. ($) Wells Therapeutics 490-9488 (VB)
Ole Country Christmas Tree Lot - 10 a.m.-9 p.m. thru 12/17. Cut-your-own Christmas trees & meet Santa. ($) Greenbrier Farms, 225 Sign Pine Rd. 421-2141 (C)
Winter Wonderland: The Coleman Collection - 11 a.m.-5 p.m. thru 12/31. Enjoy crafts, activities, pony rides + more. ($) Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center 393-8543 (P)
Holiday Magic - 11:30 a.m. Times vary thru 12/31. Ring in the holiday season with this amazing light show. ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)
Seasoned and Sassy - 2 p.m. Every Fri. Get active & socialize! Black Library 441-5806 (N)
Gifted: d’Art Center Holiday Sale - 2-5 p.m. thru 12/30. Reception 12/2. Browse popular artistic gifts. Harbor Group Int’l Gallery 625-4211 (N)
Christmas Town - 2-10 p.m. Select times thru 1/1/18. Gift of Harmony show, light displays, and fun for all. ($) Busch Gardens 253-3369 (W)
Little Theater of VB: Side by Side -8 p.m. Times vary thru 12/10. Celebrate music of Sondheim. ($) Little Theater of VB 428-9233 (VB)
Concert in the Courtyard - 5-8 p.m. 1st Fri. Portsmouth Art & Cultural Ctr. 393-8543 (P)
Searching for Santa: A Holiday Musical Show - 5-9 p.m. thru Sat. Music, festive costumes, and heartwarming story. Town Center Plaza 385-7873 (VB)
Meditation: Unwind the Mind - 5:30-6:15 p.m. Most Fri. ($) Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Center, 156 Newtown Rd. #A2 504-4425 (VB)
Celebration in Lights - 5:30-10 p.m. thru 1/1/18. Drive through two miles of holiday light displays. ($) N. News Park 926-1400 (NN)
Dominion Energy Garden of Lights - 5:30-10 p.m. Nightly thru 12/31. Enjoy drive-thru light displays! ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)
Jingle Ball - 6 p.m.-midnight. Buffet, dancing, and cash bar. RR ($) Chesapeake Conference Center 382-2531 (C)
ODU Madrigal Banquets - 6:30-9:30 p.m. Also 12/2. Enjoy food & music from Revolutionary America. RR ($) Diehn Center for the Performing Arts 683-5305 (N)
Hurrah Players: Hurrah for the Holidays - 7-9 p.m. Holiday favorites, kick line dancers, and a festival experience. ($) Kimball Theatre, 428 W. Duke of Gloucester St. 627-5437 (W)
Paint Night - 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Every 1st Fri. ($) Downing Gross Ctr. 247-8950 (NN)
Richmond Ballet: The Nutcracker - 7:30 p.m. Times vary thru Sun. with Va. Symphony. ($) Chrysler Hall 664-6464 (N)
NSU Theatre Company: Black Nativity - 7:30 p.m. Times vary thru Sun. Roof-raising, gospel infused narrative of the birth of Christ. ($) Brown Hall 823-9009 (N)
The Comedy Get Down - 8 p.m. Featuring Cedric ‘The Entertainer,’ Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, and George Lopez. ($) Scope Arena 664-6464 (N)

Saturday          2
Farmers’ Market - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Every Sat. Olde Towne Portsmouth 397-6395 (P)
Suffolk Farmers’ Market - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Every Sat. Suffolk Visitor Center 514-4130 (S)
VBIANDS Presentation: Tamara Caulder Richardson - 10 a.m.-noon. Come learn about the “Southern Belle Medium’s” gifts. Workshop to follow. Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. 428-3588 (VB)
Natural Wreath-Making Workshop - 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Make decorate grapevine wreaths. RR ($) Endview Plantation 887-1862 (N)
Farmers’ Fare Market - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Also 12/16. Fresh veggies + more. 4730 Hammock La. www.farmersfaremarket.com (N)
SUN-days - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Safely look at the sun. Elizabeth River Park 382-6411 (C)
Old Towne Antiques to Flea Market - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Every 1st Sat. 70+ vendors. Middle Street Garage 339-1876 (P)
Battle of Great Bridge - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Re-enactments, demos, children’s activities + more. Battlefield Park, 1775 Historic Way 382-6411 (C)
Mini-Canvas on an Easel: Holiday Painting Workshop - 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. All skill levels. RR ($) Ocean View Arts 961-0808 (N)
Create Your Own Chocolate Bar - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Every 1st Sat. Choose fun toppings. ($) The Royal Chocolate 557-6925 (VB)
Holiday Yule Log Bonfire + Holiday Marketplace - 12-8 p.m. Local crafters, bonfire, holiday treats, and a visit from Santa. Town Point Park 441-2345 (N)
Hollydazzle - 4-8 p.m. Fireworks, music + more. City Center at Oyster Point 926-1400 (NN)
Movies Under the Stars: The Polar Express - 5-7:30 p.m. Concessions + holiday shopping. Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum 514-4130 (S)
Holiday Parade at the Beach - 5:30-7:30 p.m. Giant balloons, marching bands, floats, and more. 15-25th St. & Atlantic. 385-7873 (VB)
Chesapeake Rotary Christmas Parade - 6-8 p.m. See parade route map at www.chesapeakerotary.org; 685-3209 (C)
Home for the Holidays Concert - 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sun. 3:30-5:30 p.m. USO-style show to benefit military families. Donations appreciated. 1000 19th St. 385-7873 (VB)
Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas - 8 p.m. Puppetry, theater, dance + holiday hits. ($) American Theatre 722-2787 (H)

Sunday                        3
Prayers for World Peace - 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Most Sun. Adults. Two guided meditations on how to apply Buddhist teachings. Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Ctr. 504-4425 (VB)
Fellowship of the Inner Light - 10:30 a.m. Meditation & speaker Terry Caulder Richardson. 620 14th St. 428-5782 (VB)
Drag Yourself to Brunch - 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Every Sun. Age 18+ High-energy entertainment from female impersonators. RR ($) Croc’s 19th Street Bistro 428-5444 (VB)
Making the Williamsburg Wreath - 1 p.m. Use cedars and evergreens to make a wreath. RR ($) Fred Heutte Center 441-2513 (N)
Group Life Coaching & Hypnosis - 1-3 p.m. Every Sun. Manifest your dreams. RR ($) 101 N. Lynnhaven Rd. #205 729-2716 (VB)
Barbershop Harmony Society Norfolk Chapter Holiday Concert - 2:30 p.m. Featuring The Commodores, Barbershop Quartets, and special guests Sweet Inspiration. Bayside Church of Christ, 5025 Shell Rd. 215-1602 (VB)
Wind Ensemble Holiday Concert - 3-4 p.m. ODU Theatre 683-3000 (N)
Candlelight Concert: Christmas Carols w/ Duo Vela - 4 p.m. Great Bridge Presbyterian Church, 333 Cedar Rd. 547-4706 (C)
Va. Chorale: Sing We Nowell - 4-5:30 p.m. Familiar carols and beautiful anthems. ($) First Presby. Church, 300 36th St. 627-8375 (VB)
Qigong EnergyAlign: Healing with Body Wisdom - 6:30-7:30 p.m. Also 12/10 & 12/17. ($) Wells Therapeutics 490-9488 (VB)
Cold Moon Walk - 7-9 p.m. Learn about winter wildlife + S’mores! RR ($) Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve 686-8684 (P)

Monday                       4
Monday Yoga Flow - 10-11:30 a.m. Every Mon. ($) Wells Therapeutics 490-9488 (VB)
Lunchtime Meditation - 12:15-12:45 p.m. Most Mon. ($) Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Center, 156 Newtown Rd. #A2 504-4425 (VB)
Saints Alive Senior Chorus - 12:30 p.m. Every Mon. St. Paul’s UMC, 437 Providence Rd. 543-5721 (C)
Polar Express Tram Ride - 4-7 p.m. thru 12/21. Magical tram ride through holiday lights. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)
Yoga for Special Needs - 4:30-5:45 p.m. Every Mon. A class for those w/physical challenges. RR ($) Wells Therapeutics 313-4962 (VB)
Yoga/Functional Fitness - 5:30-6:50 p.m. Ages 50-80. Open level classes on alt. Mon. ($) Old Donation Episcopal Church 464-0250 (VB)
Sophisticated Steppers - 5:45-7:15 p.m. Every Mon. Seniors dance. ($) Cuffee Community Ctr., 2019 Windy Rd., 382-6411 (C)
VB Bee Club - 6:30 p.m. Every 1st Mon. Learn about backyard beehives. Croc’s 19th St. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (VB)
Functional Forum - 6:30 p.m. 1st Mon. Health news. Holistic Fam. Practice 685-4325 (VB)
Peace Circle Group w/ Rev. Laura - 6:30-8 p.m. 1st Mon. Unity Church of Tidewater, 5580 Shell Rd. 804-818-6084 (VB)
Drum Circle - 7-10 p.m. Every Mon. Donations accepted. Mystic Moon 855-3280 (N)
Quilling w/ Book Paper - 6 p.m. RR ($) Artists Gallery, 608 Norfolk Ave. 425-6671 (VB)

Tuesday                       5
Coffee Connection - 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. Spon. by Va. Pen. Chamber RR Sarah Bonwell Hudgins Foundation, 1 Singleton Dr. 262-2000 (H)
Yoga in the Galleries - 8:45-9:45 a.m. Every Tues. RR ($) Chrysler Museum 664-6200 (N)
Yin Yoga - 10:45 a.m. Every Tues. Seniors. Improve flexibility and strengthen muscles. RR ($) PrimePlus, 7300 Newport Ave.  625-5857 (N)
Keep Me in Stitches - 2-5 p.m. Every Tues. Knit & crochet for cancer patients. Grace Comm. Church, 1725 Salem Rd. 404-6593 (VB)
Cooperative Co-Parenting - 4-8 p.m. Every 1st Tues. Prevent problems related to divorce. RR ($) 135 Hall Ave., 624-6666 (S)
Holiday Jingle Mingle - 5:30-7:30 p.m. Games, hot drinks, crafts + Santa! Whaleyville Community Ctr., 132 Robertson St. 514-7100 (S)
Peppy Steppers - 5:45-7:15 p.m. Tues. Seniors. ($) W. Branch Comm. Ctr. 382-6411 (C)
Life 101 - 6-7:15 p.m. Every Tues. ($) Wells Therapeutics 490-9488 (VB)
Heartsaver CPR/AED Class - 6-9 p.m. RR ($) The Lifestyle Center 312-6132 (C)
Sailing By Starlight: An Intro to Celestial Navigation - 7 p.m. Explore tools and techniques, look at stars, and build a navigational tool. ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Magic of Harmony Show Chorus Rehearsals - 7-9 p.m. Every Tues. Visitors welcome. Tabb H.S. Chorus Rm. 566-8600 (Y)
Spontaneous Theater Troupe Training - 7-9 p.m. Every Tues. RR ($) Fellowship Center, 620 14th St. 472-0662 (VB)
In-Depth Study Program - 7-9:30 p.m. Every Tues. Meditation, chanted prayers & more. ($) Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Ctr. 504-4425 (VB)
New Music Ensemble - 7:30-8:30 p.m. ODU Diehn Center 683-3000 (N)

Wednesday     6
Harmony & Fitness Yoga - 9:30 a.m. Every Wed. ($) Eliz. Gardens 473-3234 (Manteo)
Moms in Prayer International - 9:30-10:30 a.m. Every Wed. Pray for children and schools. Suffolk Family YMCA, 2769 Godwin Blvd. 809-0985 (S)
Breastfeeding Support Group - 10-11:30 a.m. RR Lifestyle Center 312-3000 (C)
Crocheting - 10 a.m.-noon. Seniors. Every Wed. Bring supplies. South Norfolk Community Center 543-5721 (C)
Chesapeake Social & Newcomers Club - 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Every 1st Wed. RSVP by preceding Friday. RR ($) Traditions Grill, Chesapeake Golf Club 966-9000 (C)
OBC Trivia Night - 6-8 p.m. Every 1st Wed. ($) O’Connor Brewing Co. 623-2337 (N)
Wreath Havoc - 6-8 p.m. Create a unique holiday wreath using herbs, dried fruits, and more. Two drink tickets and snacks included. RR ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Weekly Meditation Class - 6:30-8 p.m. Most Wed. ($) Fred Heutte Ctr. 504-4425 (N)
Qigong EnergyAlign: Healing with Body Wisdom - 6:30-8 p.m. ($) Wells Therapeutics 490-9488 (VB)
Va. Stage Company: A Christmas Carol - 7:30 p.m. Times vary thru 12/24. Experience the childlike wonder of this heartwarming story. ($) Wells Theatre 627-6988 (N)

Thursday         7
Paint 4 Fun - 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Every Thurs. Seniors. River Crest Community Ctr. 436-3100 (C)
City Center Farmers’ Market - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Every Thurs. City Center at Oyster Point 873-2020 (NN)
Blood Drive - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Lifestyle Center 312-6132 (C)
Bridge: Holiday Luncheon - 12-1 p.m. RR ($) Va. Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, 21 Enterprise Pkwy. 262-2000 (H)
Art Connections - 1 p.m. Every Thurs. Seniors. All mediums accepted. PrimePlus 7300 Newport Ave. 625-5857 (N)
Women’s Forum of Coastal VA Holiday Event - 5-7 p.m. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cash bar while mingling. Donations appreciated. ($) Slover Library, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (N)
Ask the Artist - 5:30 p.m. Every Thurs. Engage with works of art through artist talks. d’ART Center 625-4211 (N)
Living True to Your Nature - 7-8 p.m. ($) Wells Therapeutics 490-9488 (VB)
Veterans Support Group - 7-8:30 p.m. The Lifestyle Center 312-6132 (C)
Weekly Drop-In Meditation Class - 7-8:30 p.m. Most Thurs. ($) Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Center, 156 Newtown Rd. #A2 504-4425 (VB)

Friday              8
Application Assistance Workshop - 10 a.m.-noon. Overview of grant programs and procedures. Peninsula Fine Arts Center 596-8175 (NN)
Holiday Open House - 4-9 p.m. Speakers, demos, raffles & more. RR Slim Silhouettes, 933 First Colonial Rd. #111 306-1081 (VB)
Holiday Frost - 4-7 p.m. Music + family activities. Downing Gross Cultural Arts Center 247-8950 (NN)
Winter Zoovies: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation - 5:30-8:30 p.m. ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Hurrah Players: Hurrah for the Holidays - 7-9 p.m. Sat. & Sun. 3 p.m. Holiday favorites, kick line dancers, and a festive vibe. ($) TCC Roper Performing Arts Center 627-5437 (N)
Muse Jam - 7-10 p.m. Every 2nd Fri. Read your work, play music, or just listen. Muse Writers Center 818-9880 (N)
Va. Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Pops! - 8 p.m. ($) Ferguson Center 594-8752 (NN)
Governor’s School: Anecdote - 8 p.m. Sat. 8 p.m. Sun. 2 p.m. Enjoy this original work by students. GSA Black Box Theatre, 254 Granby St. 451-4711 (N)

Saturday          9
Healthcare Provider CPR - 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. RR ($) The Lifestyle Center 312-6132 (C)
Volunteer Service Day - 9-11 a.m. Every 2nd Sat. Be a river hero. RR Paradise Creek Nature Park 399-7487 (P)
River Cleanup - 9 a.m.-noon. Every 2nd Sat. All ages. Locations vary. Spon. by Lynnhaven River Now. 962-5398 (VB)
Bioenergy with Mietek Wirkus - 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Also Sun. By appt. only. RR ($) Wells Therapeutics 490-9488 (VB)
Floral Design Workshop: Holiday Design - 10-11:30 a.m. Make high-style floral designs. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)
Hampton Holiday Market - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Browse arts & craft vendors with food, entertainment, train display + more. Hampton History Museum 727-1102 (H)
Toddler Sing, Play, Move - 10:15-10:45 a.m. Ages 2-3. Work on early literacy skills. Central Library 385-0150 (VB)
Olde Towne Holiday Music Festival - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Kids’ activities, re-enactors, and holiday music. High St. Corridor 393-5143 (P)
Tree of Life Pendant - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. All ages. RR ($) Artists Gallery 608 Norfolk Ave. 425-6671 (VB)
Holiday Open House - 1-4 p.m. with Tidewater Arts Outreach. Victorian Station 965-5155 (H)
Free Family Movie: Moana - 2-4 p.m. Canned good donations encouraged. Suffolk Center 514-4130 (S)
Civil War Lecture Series: CSS Nashville - 2:30 p.m. Learn about history of the naval ship. ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Mosaic Steel Orchestra: Santa’s Arrival Celebration - 3 p.m. Military Circle Mall, 880 N. Military Hwy 625-0545 (N)
Christmas on the Monitor - 6 p.m. Period dress encouraged. Enjoy dancing, costumed interpreters, cannon fire, and more. RR ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Hurrah Players: Best Christmas Pageant Ever - 7 p.m. A church play is hijacked by six mischievous kids. ($) TCC Roper Performing Arts Center 627-5437 (N)
Holly Days Parade - 7-9 p.m. Celebrating 100 yrs. of NASA Langley Research Center. Carousel Park, 602 Settlers Landing Rd. 727-8311 (H)
Suffolk Holiday Parade - 7-9 p.m. Floats, equestrian units, marching bands. W. Washington St., N. Main St. & Finney Ave. 514-7250 (S)
Winter Student Film Showcase - 7:30-9:30 p.m. View highlights from various classes. ($) ODU Theatre 683-3000 (N)
Jae Sinnett’s Zero to 60 Quartet - 8 p.m. with special guest Denise Donatelli. ($) Attucks Theatre 622-4763 (N)
Va. Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Pops! - 8 p.m. Enjoy seasonal songs and traditional carols. ($) Chrysler Hall 664-6464 (N)
A Darlene Love Christmas: Love for the Holidays - 8 p.m. Enjoy some of her hit songs. ($) American Theatre 722-2787 (H)

Sunday                        10
Santa Claus Shuffle 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run - 8:30 a.m. Photos with Santa, face painting, and costume contest. RR ($) Portsmouth Pavilion 488-9161 (P)
Building the Beloved Community: Honoring Our Differences - 10:30-11:45 a.m. w/ Rev. Ruth. HR Center for Spiritual Living, 4099 Foxwood Dr. 271-1552 (VB)
Second Sundays Williamsburg - 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy living history, various artisans, and more. Merchants Square 879-3029 (W)
Natural Wreath-Making Workshop - 12-2 p.m. Decorate grapevine wreaths. RR ($) Endview Plantation 887-1862 (N)
Winter Zoovies: Polar Express - 1-3 p.m. ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Holiday Tea - 2-4 p.m. Desserts, scones, and sandwiches. RR ($) Hill House, 221 N. St. 714-3223 (P)
Winter Classics & Holiday Favorites - 2:30 p.m. Join HR Philharmonic for a classical program with a pops-style twist. ($) American Theatre 722-2787 (H)
Va. Symphony Orchestra: Jingle Bell Jam - 3 p.m. Enjoy this holly jolly concert! ($) Sandler Center 385-2787 (VB)
The Gift of Love - 5 p.m. A drama/comedy fine arts experience written by Deborah Golden. Benjamin Syms Middle School, 70 Fox Hill Rd. 265-9482 (H)
Potluck, Santa & Live Nativity - 5 p.m. Francis Asbury UMC 481-5016 (VB)
Va. Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Pops! - 8 p.m. Enjoy seasonal songs and traditional carols. ($) Sandler Center 385-2787 (VB)

Monday                       11
Women’s Voices Book Club - 7:30 p.m. Every 2nd Mon. New members welcome. Barnes & Noble, 4485 Va. Beach Blvd. 671-7929 (VB)

Tuesday                       12
Annual Meeting and Distinguished Citizen Presentation - 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Spon. by Va. Peninsula Chamber. RR ($) N. News Marriott at City Ctr., 740 Town Center Dr. 262-2000 (H)
Cooperative Co-Parenting - 5-9 p.m. Every 2nd Tues. Prevent potential problems. RR ($) 424 W. 21st St., 624-6666 (N)
Weight Loss Surgery Information Session - 6 p.m. RR The Lifestyle Center 312-3000 (C)
Healing with the Angels Meditation: We Are Light - 7-8 p.m. ($) Wells Therapeutics 490-9488 (VB)
25 Mics: Spoken Word and Open Mic Night - 7-8:30 p.m. Every 2nd Tues. Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center 247-8950 (NN)
Beer & Carols - 7-9 p.m. with Francis Asbury UMC. Pleasure House Brewing Company 481-5016 (VB)
Va. Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Brass - 7:30 p.m. Ring in the holidays with a blast. ($) TCC Roper Performing Arts Center 822-1450 (N)

Wednesday     13
Happy Chanukah!
Croc’s Cooking Class - 6 p.m. Every 2nd Wed. Incl. tastings and wine. RR ($) Croc’s 19th Street Bistro 428-5444 (VB)
The Writer’s Shelf - 7 p.m. Every 3rd Wed. New members welcome. RR Barnes & Noble, 4485 Va. Beach Blvd. 671-7929 (VB)
Va. Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Brass Concert - 7 p.m. Bid on holiday gift baskets and enjoy favorite holiday musical selections. ($) Chesapeake Conference Center 382-6411 (C)
Holiday Music Open Mic and Jam - 7 p.m. with Tidewater Arts Outreach. Cozzy’s Comedy Club 965-5155 (NN)

Thursday         14
Alzheimer’s Support Group - 1-2:30 p.m. 2nd Thurs. Beth Sholom Village 420-2512 (VB)
Fall Lecture Series: Njinga of Angola - 7 p.m. Learn about Africa’s Warrior Queen. ($) Mariners’ Museum 596-2222 (NN)

Friday              15
Caregiver Support Group - 12-1 p.m. Every 3rd Fri. For caregivers of the elderly. Nimmo UMC 422-1292 (VB)
Surf-n-Santa 5-Miler & Expo - 4-7 p.m. Sat. 12-8 p.m. Festive holiday wonderland race against the Atlantic. RR ($) Resort area, 1000 19th St. 412-1056 (VB)
Christmas Cantata - 5 p.m. All are welcome. Dinner follows. Francis Asbury UMC, 1871 N. Great Neck Rd. 481-5016 (VB)
Christmas in the Country - 6-9 p.m. thru Sun. View holiday lights and live nativity, pony rides, laser tag + more. ($) Triple R Ranch, 3531 Bunch Walnut Rd. 421-4177 (C)
Caroling - 7-9 p.m. Family. Sing carols with Great Bridge UMC. Big Ugly Brewing Co., 1296 S. Battlefield Blvd. 609-2739 (C)
Ballet Virginia: The Nutcracker - 7:30 p.m. Times vary thru Sun. Escape with Clara and her Nutcracker. ($) Sandler Center 446-1401 (VB)
Janet Jackson: State of the World Tour - 8 p.m. ($) Scope Arena 664-6464 (N)
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music” - 8 p.m. Times vary thru Sun. Enjoy this classic live version of the movie musical. ($) Chrysler Hall 664-6464 (N)
Va. Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Brass - 7:30 p.m. Ring in the holidays with a blast. ($) St. Bede Catholic Church 299-3631 (W)
Virginia Stage Co: The Santaland Diaries - 10 p.m. 12/16 @10 p.,. 12/17 @ 7 p.m. Also 12/22 & 23 @ 10 p.m. Elf Crumpet weaves a tale of drunken Santas, lascivious actors, and combative parents. ($) Wells Theatre 627-6988 (N)

Saturday          16
Jingle Jog 5K - 8:30 a.m. All levels. Breakfast, prizes + family fun. RR ($) Great Bridge Presbyterian Church, 333 Cedar Rd. 547-4706 (C)
Old Beach Farmers’ Market - 9 a.m.-noon. Produce, meat, baked goods & more. 19th & Cypress 428-5444 (VB)
Watercolors: Flowering Ginkgo & Red Berries - 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)
Holiday Hospitality Tour - 4-8 p.m. Tour extraordinary homes of the Colonna and Whitney families. ($) Colonna Houseboat, 3346 Senecca Ave. 545-2414 (C)
Live Nativity - 6-8 p.m. Petting zoo, pony rides, carols & refreshments. Greenbrier Presby. Church, 1100 Greenbrier Pkwy. 547-8535 (C)
Genealogical Society Meeting - 6-9 p.m. 3rd Sat. Sept.-Jun. Central Lib. 385-0120 (VB)
Laughter as Medicine: Laughing Out Loud - 8-10 p.m. Family. Ha-Ha-Holiday sketch comedy. ($) Downing Gross Cultural Arts Center 247-8950 (NN)
Va. Symphony Orchestra: Handel’s Messiah - 8 p.m. Dramatic narrative presentation. ($) Harrison Opera House 664-6464 (N)

Sunday                        17
Holiday Café - 10:30 a.m.-noon. Wrap holiday gifts for family and fellowship. All holidays recognized. HR Center for Spiritual Living, 4099 Foxwood Dr. 271-1552 (VB)
Girls on the Run HR: Star Power 5K & Family Fun Fair - 12 p.m. Race at 2 p.m. Benefits scholarship funds. RR ($) Va. Wesleyan University, 5817 Wesleyan Dr. 724-1874 (VB)
Winter Teas & Tonics - 1-3 p.m. Prepare warming and strengthening teas. RR ($) EcoImages, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (VB)
Combined Christmas Cantata - 5 p.m. Francis Asbury UMC 481-5016 (VB)

Monday                       18
Writer’s Block - 7 p.m. Every 3rd Mon. New members welcome. Barnes & Noble, 4485 Va. Beach Blvd. 671-7929 (VB)

Tuesday                       19
Free Trial T’ai Chi - 11 a.m.-noon. Try this moving meditation exercise. RR Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)
Movie Night - 4:30 p.m. Every 3rd Tues. Enjoy movie snacks! Black Library 441-5806 (N)
Family and Friends Support Group - 6 p.m. Every 3rd Tues. Learn how to support a loved one in an abusive relationship. Perry Safe Harbor Ctr., 2620 Southern Blvd. 631-0710 (VB) 
Bourbon, Burgers & Bingo - 6-9 p.m. Every 3rd Tues. RR ($) Croc’s 19th St. Bistro 428-5444 (VB)
Oneness Blessing - 7-8 p.m. Every 3rd Tues. Move into a higher state of consciousness. Donation. Wells Therapeutics 225-1496 (VB)

Wednesday     20
Martina BcBride: The Joy of Christmas Tour - 8 p.m. ($) Chrysler Hall 664-6464 (N)

Thursday         21
Winter Sowing for Pollinators - 9:30-11:30 a.m. Turn recycled milk jugs into mini-greenhouses. RR ($) Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)
Let’s Dream Big! - 7-9 p.m. Manifest your best year ever in 2018. ($) Wells Therapeutics 490-9488 (VB)

Friday              22
Craft Hope - 10:30 a.m. 4th Fri. Knit & crochet for charity. RR Little Creek Lib. 441-1751 (N)
Holiday Family and Inter-Generation Sing-Along - 2 p.m. with Tidewater Arts Outreach. Portsmouth Cultural Art Center  965-5155 (P)
Movie: Frozen - 4:30-6:30 p.m. Slover Library 664-7323 (N)

Saturday          23
Holiday Market - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center 393-8543 (P)
Cooperative Co-Parenting - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Every 4th Sat. Recognize effects of divorce and prevent potential problems. RR ($) 424 W. 21st St., 624-6666 (N)
Symphonicity: Messiah Sing-Along - 8 p.m. Join in with the Christmas portion of Messiah by Handel. Sandler Center 671-8611 (VB)

Sunday                        24
Bethlehem Brunch - 10:30 a.m. Francis Asbury UMC 481-5016 (VB)

Monday                       25
Merry Christmas!

Tuesday                       26
Happy Kwanzaa!
Colonial Christmas - 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thru 12/31. Enjoy interpretive programs and period music and appearances by the Lord of Misrule. ($) Jamestown Settlement 253-4838 (W)
Scope Holiday Classic - 1:30-8 p.m. Thru 12/28. Watch 8 local high school basketball teams compete. ($) Scope 664-6464 (N)

Wednesday     27
Weekly Trivia Night - 6:30 p.m. Grab your smartest friends, your growler and come test your wits. It’s #wingnight. ($) Tap It Local-Chesapeake, 644 Grassfield Pkwy. 698-4025 (C)

Thursday         28
Crafternoons - 1-4 p.m. All ages. Bring your craft, supplies, and passion. Meet other crafters and creators, share your ideas and get new ones. Great Neck Library 385-2606 (VB)

Friday              29
Book Page Flowers - 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All ages. Learn how to make crafts w/ recycled book pages. RR Central Library 385-0150 (VB)

Saturday          30
Bingo - 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Come play or volunteer. Proceeds support Norfolk PrimePlus Senior Center. RR ($) Suburban Hall, 7525 Tidewater Dr. 625-5857 x103 (N)

Sunday                        31
Mosaic Steel Orchestra: Town Center New Year’s Celebration - 2-5 p.m. Pembroke Mall Stage Side 625-0545 (VB)
Olde Towne Scottish Walk - 3:30-4:30 p.m. Honor the community and merchants and enjoy bagpipe-and-drums. Queen & Washington St. through High St. Landing. 650-3052 (P)
Last Night on the Town - 5:30 p.m.-midnight. Live music, laser light and fireworks show + activities. Town Center & Pembroke Mall 385-7873 (VB)

Happy New Year!

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