TODAY
    Friday Dec 15 @ 2:00 PM
Finals Week Activity: TDI Therapy Dogs
W&M Libraries – Finals got you down? Let these lovable pups lift your spirits and get you ready to take on your exams! Visit the Library Events Calendar for more information: https://events.wm.edu/event/view/swem/95220
 
TODAY
    Friday Dec 15 @ 6:00 PM
Lighted Holiday Canvas 2nd workshop added
Artfully Yours Studio – Lighted Holiday Canvas (This workshop was added as the first one sold out, book early to reserve your space!) Round up your friends for an evening of creating and Holiday Cheer! Friday December 15th 6:00am to 8:00pm Fee: $35.00 Instructors: Suzanne West and Vanessa Carter Maximum participants: 12 All materials included, even batteries! Create a beautiful holiday canvas to display on your wall or mantle. Choose your color, paint background, stencil your quote, add battery operated lights and voila! There will be a variety of holiday quotes to choose from. For maximum festivity, please bring a holiday treat to share and your own tasty beverages to enjoy!
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Dec 16 @ 10:00 AM
Santa Visits NPL
Slover Library – Santa's getting in his practice for Christmas by coming to Norfolk Public Library on December 16th... at three different locations! Photos with Santa Slover Library 10:30 AM - 1 PM & 2 PM - 4:30 PM Merry Christmas with Mr. & Mrs. Santa Jordan-Newby Branch 2 PM - 3 PM Santa's Coming to Town! Storytime Pretlow Anchor Branch 2 PM
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Dec 16 @ 11:30 AM
Muse Teen Reading (Saturday)
The Muse Writers Center – Featuring awesome writers from the Muse's fall Teen Writers Workshop (Saturday). Come join us and support these talented teens! More information and a list of readers: www.the-muse.org/readings-events.html
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Dec 17 @ 11:00 AM
Christmas Cantata
Bayside Presbyterian Church, Virginia Beach
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Dec 17 @ 3:00 PM
Muse Young Writers Reading
The Muse Writers Center – Featuring awesome writers from the Muse's fall Young Writers (9-11) Workshop. Come join us and support these talented writers! More information and a list of readers: www.the-muse.org/readings-events.html
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Dec 18 - Dec 29 @ 12:00 AM
Pre-K-12 School Closed for Winter Holiday
Norfolk Collegiate School – We'll see you in the new year!
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Dec 18 @ 7:30 PM
Muse Teen Reading (Monday)
The Muse Writers Center – Featuring awesome writers from the Muse's fall Teen Writers Workshop (Monday). Come join us and support these talented teens! More information and a list of readers: www.the-muse.org/readings-events.html
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Dec 19 @ 7:30 PM
Handel's Messiah
The Governor's School for the Arts
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Dec 20 @ 12:00 PM
Beyond Hidden Figures with Margot Lee Shetterly
Hampton History Museum – Join Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the best-seller Hidden Figures which became an academy award winning film tracing the story of three African-American women whose work as “human computers” for NASA led America to win the space race. One year later, she will reflect on all that has happened since Hidden Figures was published, and will discuss the upcoming projects that came out of her research for Hidden Figures. For this special presentation, the Great Hall will be set up auditorium-style without tables. Books are available for purchase in the gift shop. For information about books, call the shop at 757-727-6824. Bring a bag lunch, we’ll have free dessert for you! Admission is free. Seating and capacity are limited. The Hampton History Museum is located at 120 Old Hampton Lane in Downtown Hampton. There is free parking in the garage across the street from the museum. For more information call 757-727-1102. Visit Hampton, Virginia!, Hampton, VA - Gov NASA Langley Research Center
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Dec 20 @ 5:15 PM
Writers Happy Hour
The Muse Writers Center – Join us every Wednesday from 5:15-7 p.m. at a different location for an informal get-together where area writers and Muse teachers, students, and friends enjoy conversation, camaraderie, and drinks. More information and a list of future happy hours: www.the-muse.org/readings-events.html.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Dec 20 @ 6:00 PM
Karla Grase MPROV Trio
Hampton History Museum – Rock around the Christmas tree to brand new holiday tunes this season! The recording artist, vocalist, and songwriter Karla Grase will debut her original holiday songs from her newly released EP "Sounds of the Season." Be one of the first to hear these festive pieces, along with her more original songs, holiday classics and fresh takes on jazz and Motown favorites. She will be accompanied by England Doggett on keyboard and Michael Hopkins on drums. Beer and wine will be available for purchase from La Bodega Hampton. For more information, visit: https://tinyurl.com/ybpkrr9g http://www.thebandmprov.com/ Museum members free, non-members $5. Doors open at 5:30 pm. The Hampton History Museum is located at 120 Old Hampton Lane in Downtown Hampton. There is free parking in the garage across the street from the museum. For more information call 757-727-1102. Visit Hampton, Virginia!, Hampton, VA - Gov, Grace The Stage Productions
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Dec 21 - Dec 29 @ 7:00 AM
Winter Break Camp
Hampton Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services – Dashing Through Your Winter Break 2017 December 21- 29, 2017 (select individual days or all 6) Monday - Friday, 7a.m. - 6p.m. Program Closed on Monday, December 25, 2017 Ages: 6-10 HPRLS membership $16/per day Non-Members $25/per day Must provide own lunch and snack. Youth will enjoy fun-filled activities complete with cool venture through learning how to swim, rock climb and much more. For more information call: Fort Monroe Community Center-100 Stilwell Road, (757) 727-6831 Northampton Community Center-1435-A Todds Lane, (757) 825-4805 West Hampton Community Center- 1638 Briarfield Road, (757) 896-4687 Amplify Your Winter Break Week 2017 December 21- 29, 2017 (select individual days or all 6) Monday - Friday, 7a.m. - 6p.m. Program Closed on Monday, December 25, 2017 Ages: 11-15 HPRLS membership $16/per day Non-Members $25/per day Must provide own lunch and snack. Teens will take flight around town and discover the hidden treasures of Hampton while hanging out with new and old friends. Activities include: swimming, art and design, field trips, and more. Locations: Fort Monroe Community Center, 100 Stilwell Road, (757) 727-6831 Northampton Community Center, 1435-A Todds Lane, (757) 825-4805 West Hampton Community Center, 1638 Briarfield Road, (757) 896-4687 Slide Into Winter Fun Week 2017 December 21- 29, 2017 Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 6p.m. (Open Recreation w/membership 2pm-6pm) Program Closed on Monday, December 25, 2017 Ages: 6-15 Must have HPRLS annual membership + $30/ per participant Field trips are additional fees Must provide own lunch and snack. This is your last STOP for the week. Drop your student off for a week full of winter fun and activities. Locations: YH Thomas Community Center-1300 Thomas Street, 727-1200 North Phoebus Community Center-249 West Chamberlin Ave, 727-1160 Little England Cultural Center- 3922 Kecoughtan Road, 727-0821 *Registration is open. Forms are available at all community centers or by clicking here: http://hampton.gov/DocumentCenter/View/14356
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Dec 21 @ 7:00 PM
Longest Night Service
Bayside Presbyterian Church, Virginia Beach
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Dec 24 @ 10:00 AM
Christmas Eve Services
Bayside Presbyterian Church, Virginia Beach
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Dec 27 @ 5:15 PM
Writers Happy Hour
The Muse Writers Center – Join us every Wednesday from 5:15-7 p.m. at a different location for an informal get-together where area writers and Muse teachers, students, and friends enjoy conversation, camaraderie, and drinks. More information and a list of future happy hours: www.the-muse.org/readings-events.html.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jan 3 @ 5:15 PM
Writers Happy Hour
The Muse Writers Center – Join us every Wednesday from 5:15-7 p.m. at a different location for an informal get-together where area writers and Muse teachers, students, and friends enjoy conversation, camaraderie, and drinks. More information and a list of future happy hours: www.the-muse.org/readings-events.html.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 5 @ 1:30 PM
I Survived My First Semester at College
Norfolk Collegiate School – The Class of 2017 will return to share their wisdom with the Class of 2019. This is a chance for our juniors to learn about the college visit and application process, as well as what to expect their first year of college from their former classmates. For more information, please contact Cayte Brown '08 at cbrown@norfolkcollegiate.org.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 5 @ 7:30 PM
GSA Orchestra
The Governor's School for the Arts – GSA Orchestra Stephanie Marx, soprano HERRMANN Vertigo Suite (1958) TCHAIKOVSKY Hamlet Fantasy Overture, Op. 67 (1888) STRAUSS Four Last Songs (1948)
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 6 @ 10:00 AM
Just Write Saturday
The Muse Writers Center – Leave your distractions at home, and join us for an open writing day at The Muse Writers Center. How long can you sit down and write? The goal is to bring your laptop or notebook and write all day if you’d like, in a loose and creative environment. Writing prompts will be on every whiteboard in case you need a little extra inspiration. Bring a bag lunch or feel free to order something from one of our many local restaurants. Just Write Saturday is free and open to all writers; you are welcome to come at any time from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.. Donations accepted. Hosted by Betty Saradan/Kate Copeland and Debra Frech.