April 2020 Calendar of Events

Welcome to Tidewater Women's April Calendar of Events. Make plans now to enjoy life!

Editor's Note: Please be aware that some of the activities included in the calendar may be canceled due to the coronavirus. Please call and inquire before attending.

Wednesday 1
Weekly Networking Group - 7:30 a.m. Every Wed. Spon. by Complete Professional Connections. Pembroke 4, 1st fl. 524-1013 (VB)
Hand Building w/ Clay - 10 a.m. Every Wed. Seniors. No exp. necessary. RR ($) PrimePlus Sen-ior Center 625-5857 (N)
Chesapeake Social & Newcomers Club - 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 1st Wed. RSVP by preceding Fri. RR ($) Traditions Grill 966-9000 (C)
Woodcarving - 12 p.m. Every Wed. RR ($) PrimePlus Senior Center 625-5857 (N)
Bingo - 12:30 p.m. Every Wed. ($) PrimePlus Senior Center 625-5857 (N)
Ales and Oms - 6-7 p.m. Every 1st & 3rd Wed. Yoga flow + half-priced beer. RR ($) Common-wealth Brewing Co. 305-9652 (VB)
OBC Trivia Night - 6-8 p.m. Every 1st Wed. ($) O'Connor Brewing Co. 623-2337 (N)
Broadway in Norfolk: Roald Dahl's Charlie & the Chocolate Factory - 7:30 p.m. Times vary thru Sun. Experience Wonka like never before! ($) Chrysler Hall 664-6464 (N)

Thursday 2
Open House - 10-11 a.m. Every Thurs. Seniors. PrimePlus Senior Center 625-5857 (N)
d'Art Firsthand - 5:30-7:30 p.m. 1st Thurs. Enjoy make & takes, demos + lectures. d'Art Center 625-4211 (N)
Poetry, Prose & Pizza - 6-8:30 p.m. Present original works or favorites & enjoy pizza. Suffolk Art Gallery, 118 Bosley Ave. 925-0448 (S)
Drop-In Meditation Class - 6:30-7:45 p.m. Every Thurs. ($) Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Ctr., 156 Newtown Rd. Su A2, 504-4425 (VB)
Planetarium Show: Stars of Spring - 8 p.m. Thurs. in April. Explore reasons for seasonal changes in the sky. RR Chesapeake Planetarium 547-0153 (C)

Friday 3
Friendly Friday Yoga Flow - 10-11:30 a.m. Every Fri. ($) Wells Therapeutics 490-9488 (VB)
The Muse: Writers' Coffee Break - 10:30 a.m.-noon. Every 1st Fri. Learn about writing. Café Stel-la, 1907 Colonial Ave. 818-9880 (N)
Civil War Discussion: Battle of Memphis - 12:30 p.m. The Confederate Defense Fleet surprised the Union Mississippi Squadron for battle. ($) Mariners' Museum 596-2222 (NN)
First Friday Concert in the Courtyard - 5-8 p.m. thru Oct. Enjoy music & beverages. Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center 397-8473 (P)
First Fridays Street Parties - 5-8:30 p.m. 1st Fri. thru Oct. Enjoy music, food, drinks + fun. Granby St. 623-1757 (N)
Drum Circle - 7-10 p.m. Every Fri. ($) Mystic Moon 855-3280 (N)
First Friday Wine Tasting - 7:15 p.m. RR ($) Pagan River Wine Merchants, 409 S. Church St. 357-5375 (Smithfield)

Saturday 4
The Nature Bus Saturday Escapes - Times vary. Most Sat. Family. Hop on board for impromptu experiences in nature. RR ($) Call for info 288-9595 (VB)
Breakfast w/ the Bunny - 8-9:30 a.m. Enjoy breakfast pizza & drinks w/ the Easter Bunny. RR ($) California Pizza Kitchen, MacArthur Center 622-7190 (N)
Breakfast w/ the Animals - 8-10 a.m. Enjoy breakfast + activities. RR ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
Chesapeake Farmers Market - 8 a.m.-noon. Every Sat. Local produce + goods. Courtyard Sq. Park, 306 Cedar Rd. 382-6411 (C)
Volunteer Service Days - 9 a.m. Every 1st & 3rd Sat. Ages 12+. Assist w/ weeding, planting + more. RR Paradise Creek Nature Park 399-7487 (P)
Plogging - 9 a.m.-noon. Walk, jog, or run while cleaning up trash! RR Planters Park 515 York St. 514-7604 (S)
Tribute Car Show - 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Military Foundation. RR ($) BHHS Town Realty of Harbour View, 6001 Harbour View Blvd. 488-4600 (S)
75th Anniversary Commemoration - 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Learn about the Battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa that marked the end of WWII. ($) Mariners' Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Nature Workshop Series: Nature Photography - 10 a.m.-noon. Capture the wonder of nature using your smart phone! RR ($) Mariners' Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Smithfield Sprint Triathlon - 10 a.m.-noon. Pool swim, lightning fast bike + flat run course. RR ($) Luter Family YMCA, 259 James St. 365-4060 (Smithfield)
The Art of Humanity - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Music, public mural painting, origami peace crane making + more. Va. MOCA 425-0000 (VB)
Antiques to Flea Market - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Every 1st Sat. Middle St. Garage 339-1876 (P)
Friends of PPL Book Sale - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Every Sat. Find a great bargain! Main Library, 601 Court St. 393-8501 (P)
First Saturdays - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 1st Sat. thru Nov. Come "sea" history w/ activities + displays. Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum 393-8951 (P)
Maritime Connections Lecture - 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Every 1st Sat. ($) Mariners' Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Happy Plants Through Successful Soil - 11 a.m. Learn about effective soil amendment options. McDonald Garden Center, Independence & Great Neck locations 464-5564 (VB)
Noble Knits & Crochet - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Every Sat. All levels. Jordan Newby Library, shidonnara-venc.wixsite.com/nobleknits, 333-6714 (N)
Town Mouse & Country Mouse - 11 a.m. All ages. Enjoy this rock and roll hoedown musical. ($) American Theatre 722-2787 (H)
Bright Star Children's Theatre: Beauty & the Beast - 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. The classic work shows that beauty is what lies within. ($) Peninsula Community Theatre 595-5728 (NN)
Olde Towne Farmer's Market - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Every Sat. Crockin's Furniture, 215 High St. 397-8473 (P)
Make a Chocolate Bar - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Every 1st Sat. ($) Royal Chocolate 557-6925 (VB)
Family Nature Walks - 12 p.m. Every 1st & 3rd Sat. thru March RR Paradise Creek Nature Park 399-7487 (P)
Dance, Drum & Meditation - 2-4 p.m. Every Sat. ($) Sattvic Space Yoga & Healing Studio 655-3322 (P)
Girl Scout Alum Event: Paint & Pour - 3-5 p.m. Create your own pouring art using silver, gold, blue & green. RR ($) d'Art Center 547-4405 (N)
H.E.R. Shelter Gala - 6-9 p.m. Enjoy performances, cocktails, dinner + auctions. RR ($) Norfolk Waterside Marriott, 235 E. Main St. 485-3384 (N)
A Night w/ Buddy Holly - 8 p.m. Enjoy an intimate portrayal of one of the forefathers of rock and roll. ($) American Theatre 722-2787 (H)

Sunday 5
Advice for Daily Life - 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Every Sun. ($) Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Center, 156 Newtown Rd. 504-4425 (VB)
Drag Yourself to Brunch - 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Every Sun. Age 18+. RR ($) Croc's 19th Street Bistro 428-5444 (VB)
Brunch -11 a.m.–3 p.m. 1st & 3rd Sun. RR ($) Sweetwater Cuisine 403-7073 (VB)
Western Branch Farmers Market - 12-4 p.m. Every Sun. Chesapeake Square Mall 320-1584 (C)
Family Fest - 1-4 p.m. Art making, live demos + more. Va. MOCA 425-0000 (VB)
Pet Photos w/ the Bunny - 6:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy some furry photos. ($) MacArthur Center 622-0500 (N)

Monday 6
Monday Yoga Flow - 10-11:30 a.m. Every Mon. ($) Wells Therapeutics 490-9488 (VB)
Saints Alive Senior Chorus - 12:30 p.m. Every Mon. St. Paul's UMC 420-6276 (C)
Optima Health: Dancing w/ the Seniors - 1 p.m. Mon. thru 5/18.Learn ballroom, latin, cultural, line dances + more. RR ($) Sandler Center 385-2528 (VB)
Chair Dancing & Chair Fitness - 5:30-6:45 p.m. Every Mon. All levels. ($) Old Donation Episcopal Church 464-0250 (VB)
VB Bee Club - 6:30 p.m. 1st Mon. Croc's 19th St. Bistro This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (VB)
Mermaid Mondays - 6 p.m. Every Mon. in April. Mermaid puppet shows + live performances. RR ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
Emotions Anonymous Group - 6:30 p.m. Every Mon. Seniors. RR PrimePlus Senior Center, 7300 Newport Ave. 625-5857 (N)
Gaye Adegbalola: Songs from the Griot - 7-8 p.m. Using traditional blues to tell contemporary stories. ($) Hampton History Museum 727-1102 (H)

Tuesday 7
The Art of Yoga - 8:45-9:45 a.m. Every Tues. RR ($) Chrysler Museum 664-6200 (N)
Beginning Tai Chi - 9:30-11 a.m. Every Tues. Improve your balance & strength w/ a local nonprofit. ($) Community UMC 420-1043 (VB)
Open Ballroom Dance - 12 p.m. Every Tues. Seniors. RR ($) PrimePlus Senior Center, 7300 Newport Ave. 625-5857 (N)
Cooperative Co-Parenting – 4-8 p.m. Every 1st Tues. Prevent problems. RR ($) Mediation Center of HR, 135 Hall Ave. 624-6666 (S)
Watercolor Portraits: An Anatomical Approach - 6-8 p.m. Thurs. in April. Learn head and neck anatomy with regard to sketching and watercolor painting. RR ($) Peninsula Fine Arts Center 596-8275 (NN)
Magic of Harmony Show Chorus Rehearsals - 7-9:30 p.m. Every Tues. Visitors welcome. Tabb H.S. Chorus Rm. 566-8600 (Y)
Inner Light Playback Theater Rehearsals - 7-9 p.m. Every Tues. All welcome. RR ($) Fellowship Ctr., 620 14th St. 472-0662 (VB)

Wednesday 8
Smart Money Investment Club - 10 a.m. 2nd Wed. RR ($) PrimePlus 625-5857 (N)
AARP Senior Group - 10 a.m.-noon. 2nd Wed. Enjoy speakers, entertainment, field trips + light lunch. RR Kempsville AARP Chapter 4212, 473-9284 (VB)
Waggin' Wednesdays - 5:30-8:30 p.m. 2nd Wed. O'Connor Brewing Co. 623-2337 (N)
Cooking Class - 6 p.m. 2nd Wed. Incl. wine. RR ($) Croc's 19th St. Bistro 428-5444 (VB)

Thursday 9
Alzheimer's Support Group - 1-2:30 p.m. 2nd Thurs. Open to family members & caregivers. RR Beth Sholom Village 420-2512 (VB)
Parkinson's Caregivers Support Group - 1:30-2:30 p.m. RR Harbor's Edge, One Colley Ave. 616-7937 (N)
Parkinson's Support Group - 2:30-3:30 p.m. RR Harbor's Edge, One Colley Ave. 616-7937 (N)
Eccentric Exhibition Opening Reception - 5:30-7:30 p.m. View surreal works from a variety of media + food, drinks & awards. d'Art Center 625-4211 (N)
One World Meditation - 7-8:30 p.m. 2nd Thurs. Blessings to raise consciousness. ($) Wells Ther-apeutics 490-9488 (VB)
Chasing the Cup: Sailing's Highest Prize - 7 p.m. Learn about the oldest international event in sports. ($) Mariners' Museum 596-2222 (NN)

Friday 10
Advanced Watercolor: Open Studio - 9:30 a.m.-noon. Every Fri. thru 6/12. Create work in a supportive environment. RR ($) Peninsula Fine Arts Center 596-8275 (NN)
Civil War Discussion: Red River Campaign - 12:30 p.m. Learn about challenges with the Union's offensive strategy. ($) Mariners' Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Family Twilight Trek - 6:30-8 p.m. Ages 3+. Dissect owl pellets + walking tour. RR ($) Norfolk Botanical Garden 441-5830 (N)
Muse Jam - 7-10 p.m. 2nd Fri. Read, play music + more. Muse Writers Center, 2200 Colonial Ave. 818-9880 (N)

Saturday 11
Chesapeake Eggstravaganza - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Enjoy games, activities + egg hunt. City Park 382-6411 (C)
Eggstravaganza - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Hunt eggs, activities, crafts + visit the resident rabbit. RR ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)
SUN-day - 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Every 2nd Sat. Join Back Bay Amateur Astronomers for a solar viewing event. Eliz. River Park 382-6411 (C)
Easter Spring Fling & Egg Hunt - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Also Sun. Find eggs, visit the Easter Bunny + carnival games. ($) Hunt Club Farm 427-9520 (VB)
Nansemond Firebird Festival - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Learn about history & living culture of Nansemond Indian Nation. 1001 Pembroke Ln. 514-4130 (S)
National Council of Negro Women Meeting - 11 a.m. 2nd Sat. Stanhope House, 2715 Stanhope Ave. 264-1748 (N)
d'Art Firsthand - 1-3 p.m. Every 2nd Sat. Enjoy make & takes, demos + lectures. d'Art Center 625-4211 (N)
Second Saturday - 1-5 p.m. Make & take, demos, shopping + more. SPARC Shoppe, 100 North Main St. 809-3229 (S)
Civil War Lecture: Flag Officer French Forrest, CSN - 2:30 p.m. Learn about this commander of naval forces. ($) Mariners' Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Star Party/Laser Evenings - 7:30 p.m. Every 2nd Sat. Planetarium programs + laser light shows. ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)
Emily Asher's Garden Party - 8 p.m. Enjoy rollicking fun w/ a swingin' style the whole family will enjoy. ($) American Theatre 722-2787 (H)

Sunday 12
Happy Easter!
Second Sundays Williamsburg - 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Living history, artisans, and more. Merchants Square 879-3029 (W)
Easter Brunch - 12-3 p.m. Enjoy favorite breakfast & lunch items. RR ($) Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront, 100 E. Constance Rd. 774-9073 (S)

Tuesday 14
Cooperative Co-Parenting – 5-9 p.m. Every 2nd Tues. Adults. Prevent potential problems. RR ($) Mediation Center of HR, 424 W. 21st St., 624-6666 (N)

Wednesday 15
Adults with Disabilities Social Group - 3-4:30 p.m. 3rd Wed. Enjoy socializing & entertainment. Bayside Library 385-2689 (VB)
VIBES Open Mic - 5:30-7:30 p.m. 3rd Wed. Show your talent or enjoy the show! VCM Teen Center 747-2679 (N)

Thursday 16
Living Green Earth Day Festival - 9 a.m.-5 pm. Thru 4/22. Enjoy speakers, readings, activities + more. ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)
Yoga Therapy - 9 a.m. Every 3rd Thurs. Seniors. RR ($) PrimePlus 625-5857 (N)
Jurassic World Live Tour - 7-9 p.m. Times vary thru Sun. Ages 14+. Experience iconic dinosaurs and save Jeanie from a terrible fate! ($) Hampton Coliseum 838-4203 (H)

Friday 17
Caregiver Support Group - 12-1 p.m. 3rd Fri. For caregivers of elderly. Nimmo UMC 422-1292 (VB)
Animal Wellness Campus Tour - 2-2:45 p.m. Explore the lab, pharmacy, surgery room + more. ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
The Sound of Soul - 7-8 p.m. 3rd Fri. Tidewater Eckankar Center, 1500 E. Little Creek Rd. 588-5683 (N)
Open Mic Night - 7-9 p.m. 3rd Fri. Share music, poetry. Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church St. 407-6333 (Smithfield)
Hampton University Choir 150th Anniversary - 7-8 p.m. Times vary thru Sun. Enjoy meet & greets, celebration luncheon + celebration concert. ($) Hampton University, 700 Emancipation Dr. 727-5425 (H)
Oh, the Places They'll Go! - 7-11 p.m. Spon. by SMILE. Enjoy a Seussian-inspired dinner, entertainment, auction + more. RR ($) Va. MOCA 333-1219 (VB)
Visions of the Protest - 8 p.m. Visual storytelling through spoken word, dance & music. ($) American Theatre 722-2787 (H)

Saturday 18
Meet the Authors - 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy lectures, book fair & meet regional authors. Book fair free. RR ($) Murfree-Williams House, 320 Williams St. 477-2795 (Mufreesboro)
Living Green Community Fair - 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Browse earth-friendly items & artworks + observe animal enrichment activities. ($) Va. Living Museum 595-1900 (NN)
Rain Barrel Workshop - 10 a.m.-noon. Learn how to assemble a 55-gallon rain barrel. RR ($) Mariners' Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Chesapeake Games - 10 a.m.-noon. Ages 50+. Compete in athletic events. RR Indian River Com-munity Center, 2250 Old Greenbier Rd. 382-1330 (C)
Party for the Planet - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Pop-up animal encounters, education stations + activities. ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)
International Children's Festival - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Experience exotic places through cultural food, activities + more. Mill Point Park 727-8311 (H)
Create a Needle Felted Lamb - 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Ages 12+. Sculpt a lamp with wool on a wire armature. RR ($) Peninsula Fine Arts Center 596-8275 (NN)
HR History Lecture - 2:30 p.m. Learn about Tidewater's only World's Fair, the Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition. RR ($) Mariners' Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Animal Enrichment Day - 11 a.m. Discover how treats, treasures & training encourage critters. ($) Va. Aquarium 385-3474 (VB)
Earth Day - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy 5K & Mile Fun Run, entertainment, food + activities. Mt. Trashmore Park 385-1100 (VB)
Wine & Brew Fest - 12-5 p.m. Ages 21+. Enjoy unlimited tastings, vendors + entertainment. ($) Windsor Castle Park 357-5182 (Smithfield)

Sunday 19
Va. Glass Guild Pop-Up - 1-3 p.m. Ages 5+. Create a wearable work of art! RR ($) Va. MOCA 425-0000 (VB)
Celebrate the Park - 1-4 p.m. Enjoy games, environmental displays + demos. Mariners' Museum 596-2222 (NN)
Fused Glass: Kiln Carving - 1-3:30 p.m. RR ($) Arts Center, 319 Main St. 357-7707 (Smithfield)
Celebrate the Park - 1-4 p.m. Family games, interactive displays, demos + more. Mariners' Muse-um 596-2222 (NN)
VSO: Beethoven: A Surprise Birthday Celebration - 2:30 p.m. Celebrating the world's favorite composer and his greatest music. ($) Sandler Center 385-2787 (VB)

Tuesday 21
Chakra Meditation & Oneness Blessing - 7-8:30 p.m. Every 3rd Tues. ($) Wells Therapeutics 490-9488 (VB)

Wednesday 22
Nature Day: Earth Day - 10 a.m.-noon. Educational activities, crafts + exploring nature. ($) Va. Zoo 441-2374 (N)

Friday 24
Va. Musical Theatre: Mamma Mia! - 8 p.m. Times vary thru Sun. Enjoy this worldwide sensation that will have you dancing in the aisles. ($) Sandler Center 385-2787 (VB)

Saturday 25
Boater Safety Course - 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Ages 13+. Learn about boating law safety + more. RR South Norfolk Community Center, 1217 Godwin Ave. 382-6411 (C)
VBJI Let Justice Roll Virtual Walk/Run - 8-10 a.m. Walk or run 3.1 miles where you choose. Send in your time and post photos with #letjusticeroll! RR ($) VBJI 877-227-2321 (Virtual)
Celebrating Children - 9 a.m.-noon. 1.5-mile walk/run, entertainment, amusements + more. Mt. Trashmore Park 385-2990 (VB)
Cooperative Co-Parenting – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Every last Sat. Adults. Prevent potential problems. RR ($) Mediation Center of HR, 424 W. 21st St., 624-6666 (N)

Sunday 26
Chowan University Choir - 3:30-5:30 p.m. Enjoy classic choral masterworks + gospel, contemporary & more. ($) Suffolk Center 923-2900 (S)

Please call to confirm. RR - Reservation req'd. ($) Fee (C) Chesapeake (H) Hampton (N) Norfolk (NN) Newport News (P) Portsmouth (S) Suffolk (VB) Va. Beach (W) W'burg

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