Tuesday Mar 20 @ 2:00 PM
AMP / Test Your Taste Buds
Alma Mater Productions (AMP) – Come join AMP and learn a little science while also seeing if you're a super taster! We have lots of test strips to try it out, and even some food to have after!
    Wednesday Mar 21 @ 8:30 AM
Meet Me in the Middle
Norfolk Collegiate School – Middle school counselor Casey White '11 will talk about "Rude, Mean, or Bullying? Peer Mistreatment in the Middle School". Please contact Casey White '11 at cswhite@norfolkcollegiate.org or 757.480.2885, ext. 3311 for more information.
    Wednesday Mar 21 @ 12:00 PM
Novella Auls and WAC Battalion 6888
Hampton History Museum – In this first presentation in partnership with the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Dr. Margaret Bristow shares the story of the first and only black battalion of the Women's Army Corps (WAC) stationed in Birmingham, England during WW II. Of special focus is Sergeant Novella Auls of Hampton, one of the members of Battalion 6888. These WACs sorted through 3 million pieces of mail for servicemen in England and France and helped rebuild the morale of WW II active duty men. These women served under the first commissioned black woman in WAC history - Major Charity Adams. To bring these brave women to life, Dr. Bristow shares several WAC songs and highlights Novella Auls in a short dramatic reenactment. This event is free and open to the public. Bring a bag lunch--we'll have free dessert for you! For more information, visit: https://tinyurl.com/yc8gxoha 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. www.HamptonHistoryMuseum.org Image: Photograph of Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) Captain Charity Adams of Columbia, NC Drilling Her Company at the First WAAC Training Center in Fort Des Moines, Iowa, 5/1943,National Archives Visit Hampton, Virginia!, Hampton, VA - Gov, ASALH Hampton Roads Branch
    Wednesday Mar 21 @ 3:15 PM
Spring Athletic Pictures
Norfolk Collegiate School – Photos will be taken in the middle school gym.
    Wednesday Mar 21 @ 6:00 PM
Poisoned Dwarf
Hampton History Museum – Keep the spirit of St. Patrick's Day going with an evening of the best music from the Emerald Isle! Poisoned Dwarf plays driving traditional Celtic music, and for them, the tunes matter most. Focusing primarily on Irish traditional music, and with acoustic instruments only, this band from Williamsburg, has entertained audiences in many different settings for years. The Irish flute, whistle, guitar, Scottish Small-Pipes, banjo, a variety of percussion instruments (including bones and bodhran), accordion, and of course fiddle are all brought to the dance for Poisoned Dwarf performances. Their love for the music and the playing of it is always obvious from the first note, so while listening to and seeing Poisoned Dwarf’s melting of one tune after another, you’ll dance! http://www.poisoneddwarf.com/ Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Admission is free to museum members, $5 for non-members. Tickets available now. Museum members need to reserve tickets in advance. Non-members can purchase $5 tickets with a debit or credit card by calling the museum gift shop at 757-727-6824. Gift shop hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 am-4 pm; Sunday 1-4 pm. Seating is first come, first served. No refunds. 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
    Friday Mar 23 - Mar 24 @ 9:00 AM
Optical Trunk Show - Little Creek
Navy Exchange – FASHION EYEWEAR EVENT MARCH 23rd & 24th 2018 9AM TO 4PM Featuring Safilo & Kering Eyewear, Kate Spade, Carrera, Marc Jacobs, Banana Republic, Gucci and Puma. IN-STOCK FRAMES ONLY! 20% OFF COMPLETE EYEWEAR PACKAGE (frames & lenses). May not be combined with any other special offers or discounts VISION CENTER 757-363-3222 OPTOMETRIST 757-464-2199
    Friday Mar 23 @ 6:00 PM
Rock Painting Adults with Williamsburg VA ROCKS
Artfully Yours Studio – Hosted by Williamsburg VA ROCKS! Friday March 23rd 6:00-8:00pm This is an adult only event Fee: $15.00 per painter (no experience necessary) All rocks, paint and supplies provided. You are welcome to bring your dinner and "tasty beverages" of choice to enjoy while you relax and have fun painting some totally cool rocks to share around "The Burg". Paper goods, cups, etc will be available for your food and beverages.
    Saturday Mar 24 @ 8:00 AM
South East Roasters Consortium Regional Roasters Group
Academy of Coffee Excellence at Williamsburg Coffee & Tea – Saturday March 24th 8:00am – 8:00pm 12th Annual gathering of the regional roasting group South East Roasters Consortium Date: March 24th, 2018 from 8:00am to 8:00pm (drinks and hors d’oeuvres Friday 6:00pm to 10:00pm for the road weary) Place: Academy of Coffee Excellence, Williamsburg Virginia 1592 Penniman Road, Suite A, Williamsburg Virginia 23185 Events & Activities: The morning will focus on Difference From Control Triangulation Cupping. We will discuss how and why roasting professionals use triangulation cupping in quality control. We will discuss how we calibrate to a scale as a sensory analysis group. We will cup a 6 tray tables and calibrate our descriptors and our scores Q Grader Exam Style. We will cup 6 tray triangulation tables and scale how different from control the odd cup out is perceived to be. This year’s roasting challenge will be transitioning a profile from a micro roasting device to a drum roaster. The Academy of Coffee Excellence has 3 Ikawa Pro Roasters and 4 drum roasters available for this challenge. It is very possible that even more equipment will be showing up. The attendees will be broken into small groups. Each group will be given 300 grams for their Ikawa Profiling to dial in their best roast. Then the teams will be given enough for 3 batches on their drum roaster. The challenge will be to match the Ikawa profile and verify it with a blind Difference From Control Triangulation Cupping. Another sensory activity that will be going on will be Olfactory Bingo. With our ScentONE kits and our Le Nez kits we will have constructed 5x5 Olfactory Bingo Cards. 5:00 pm Saturday drawing for a copy of Book of Roast (Thank you Roast Magazine!) 7:30 am Coffee is available 8:00 am Food is available 9:00 am Event orientation 9:30 am - 12:00 noon Cupping activity and calibration. Attendees will be cupping at one of six or seven 5 Cup / 6 Tray coffee cupping tables. (Q Style) 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm Foodatude Food Truck is serving the lunch menu 12:00 noon - 12:45 pm Lunch "Ask the Grower" with people from Gold Mountain Coffee Growers and Selva Negra Estate Coffee. In the front classroom 12:00 noon - 12:45 pm Lunch "Ask the Importer" with people from Ally Coffee and Balzac Brothers in the Sensory room. 12:00 noon - 12:45 pm Lunch "Ask the Manufacturer" with people from Roaster Dynamics and Ikawa in the roasting room. 12:45 pm - 4:00 pm Half of the group will go to the roasting room to begin the roasting challenge. When they complete the challenge roasts they will then go to the sensory room for Triangulation Difference From Control. 12:45 pm - 4:00 pm Half of the group will go to the sensory room for Triangulation Difference From Control. When they complete the Difference From Control activity they will then go to the roasting room to begin the roasting challenge. 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Evaluation of the roast challenge activity by using the skills from the Difference From Control activity. One group will QA another groups' coffee. 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Foodatude Food Truck is serving the dinner menu Sometime before midnight the party is over. Tickets: Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday will be available and is included in the price of admission. Tickets are $125.00 and are available online. Sponsor List: Ally Coffee RoastMagazine.com Daily Coffee News Gold Mountain Coffee Growers Roaster Dynamics Hampton Roads Sampling Balzac Brothers an Company Star Spangled Roasters Keffa Coffee Genuine Origin Ikawa Selva Negra Estate Coffee
    Saturday Mar 24 @ 10:00 AM
Disc Golf Dollar Mob at Hampton 9
Colonial Disc Golf Club – Format – Short to short, Short to Long – Pro Group and AM group Entry $20 Includes $1 Ace Pot – $18 goes to entry/payout Need to bring $20 cash in $1 bills. Every Hole is a Closest to the Pin. Everyone puts down $1 per hole before throwing. Whoever has CTP has to finish and get birdie, if not push to next hole Mob Golf -(10 People at least per group.) If 10 per group play, every hole is worth $10!
    Saturday Mar 24 @ 3:30 PM
Hattie Buchholz Exhibition & Closing Reception
The Muse Writers Center – Join us for a reception for Hattie Buchholz's latest exhibiton of artwork at The Muse Writers Center. Come meet the artist and learn more about her work. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome! Besides this special reception, you can view Hattie's work at The Muse Writers Center when it is open to the public on Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Wednesdays from 12:30-5 p.m., and Thursdays from 1-9 p.m.
    Saturday Mar 24 @ 7:00 PM
30th anniversary benefit gala
The Governor's School for the Arts – Join us in celebration of 30 years of arts education. We are having a party! Dinner Dancing Entertainment Auction
    Sunday Mar 25 @ 2:00 PM
OBC Beer School: Gardening for the Homebrewer
O'Connor Brewing Co. – Calling all beer lovers! GO BACK TO SCHOOL… O’CONNOR BEER SCHOOL! We are now presenting the first of this year's interactive craft beer education workshop. Celebrate spring with Gardening for the Homebrewer!! Your instructor will be Alex Cantwell, who is both a horticulturist at Norfolk Botanical Gardens and an OBC beertender. In this workshop, you'll learn about growing your own hops, grains, and herbs to use in your homebrews; enjoy a tasting of Heavy Footer Double IPA, and leave with grain seed and herb seed starter packs to plant in your garden. We will also have a few Cascade hop rhizomes that we will be raffling off to a lucky few class members. Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased here: http://oconnorbrewing.com/product/beer-school-gardening-for-the-homebrewer/. If not sold out, tickets may be purchased day-of for $20. Only 30 spots are available for this session.
    Sunday Mar 25 @ 7:30 PM
Jesselson/Fugo Duo
Old Dominion University Department of Music – Jesselson/Fugo Duo Robert Jesselson, cello Charles Fugo, piano Diehn Center for the Performing Arts Chandler Recital Hall 3/25/18 7:30 pm JESSELSON / FUGO DUO Since their formation in 1981, the Jesselson/Fugo Duo has been delighting audiences in the South with their impeccable ensemble playing and the rich literature for cello and piano. With performances at music festivals (Piccolo Spoleto, Coastal Carolina), universities (Clemson, University of Georgia, Furman, University of North Carolina, Louisiana State University) and through community organizations, the Jesselson/Fugo Duo has played throughout Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana, New Jersey, and New York . Included in their repertoire are the major sonatas by Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Strauss, Mendelssohn, Grieg, Schubert, Boccherini, Valentini, and Rachmaninoff, and other major works for cello and piano such as the Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations, Chopin Polonaise Brillante, and Bruch Kol Nidre, as well as numerous virtuosic showpieces by Popper, Cassado, Nin, Paganini and others. With special emphasis on the Romantic repertoire, the Duo also performs much music from the Baroque period, as well as contemporary composers such as Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Barber, Carter and Messaien. ROBERT JESSELSON, cello Robert Jesselson is a Carolina Distinguished Professor at the University of South Carolina, where he teaches cello and plays in the American Arts Trio and the Jesselson/Fugo Duo. In 2013 he was named as the Governor’s Professor of the Year by the SC Commission on Higher Education. In 2010 he was also named Mungo Distinguished Professor of the Year, the highest teaching award given by USC. He was the national President of ASTA, the American String Teachers Association, from 2000-2002. During his tenure as president he initiated the National Studio Teachers Forums (2000 and 2002), started the National String Project Consortium (with sites now at 40 universities and grants of $3.1 million), and began the planning for the first stand-alone ASTA national convention in 2003. He is now the Executive Director of the National String Project Consortium. Dr. Jesselson has performed in recital and with orchestras in Europe, Asia, South America, and the United States, and has participated in the Music Festivals at Nice, Granada, Santiago, Aspen, Spoleto and the Grand Tetons. His performance degrees are from the Staatliche Hochschule fuer Musik in Freiburg, West Germany, from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Paul Katz, and the DMA from Rutgers where he studied with cellist Bernard Greenhouse. He has been principal cello of the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Orquesta-Sinfonica de Las Palmas, Spain. In 1983 Dr. Jesselson was in China for a six-month residency, one of the first Western cellists to visit that country. During that time he performed as soloist, gave master classes, and taught at several conservatories (including Beijing, Shanghai, and Canton). Dr. Jesselson is former conductor of the USC University Orchestra and the Columbia Youth Orchestra. For 15 years he was the director of the USC String Project, building the program into one of the largest and most prominent string education programs in the country. His pioneering work on this program was recognized in an article in the New York Times in December, 2003. ASTA awarded him the “Marvin Rabin Community Service” Award in 2009 for his work with the NSPC and teacher training. He is the recipient of the, the 2010 Mungo Distinguished Professor Award, the 2002 Cantey Award for Outstanding Faculty, the 1992 Verner Award, the 1989 S.C. Arts Commission Artist Fellowship, the 1995 Mungo Teaching Award, and the first SC ASTA Studio Teacher Award in 2005. Dr. Jesselson was the cello teacher at the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts for 17 years. In December, 2001 he led a delegation of string players and teachers to Cuba to begin professional contact with Cuban musicians. He has also taught at Sookmyung University in Korea, Sun Yat Sen University in Taiwan, University of Auckland in New Zealand, and at the Royal College of Music in London. This next summer Dr. Jesselson will be teaching cello at the Green Mountain Music Festival in Vermont and at the Cellospeak festival in Pennsylvania. Jesselson plays a 1716 cello by Jacques Boquay. CHARLES FUGO, piano Charles Fugo is currently Professor of Piano at the University of South Carolina School of Music, where he teaches applied piano and coaches chamber music. He received his baccalaureate degree at Oberlin Conservatory, with additional study at the Akademie des Mozarteums, Salzburg, Austria, and his MM and DM Performance degrees at Indiana University, where he was also awarded the Performer’s Certificate. During his study at Indiana he was named a state winner in the National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artist Division. His principal teachers include Abbey Simon, Jorge Bolet, and Joseph Schwartz, with additional study under Winfried Wolf, Sidney Foster, and Robin McCabe and chamber music coaching under Menahem Pressler of the Beaux Arts Trio. The recipient of the 2008 Cantey Outstanding Faculty Award given by the School of Music, he was also a staff member of the Anderson Piano Performance Camp and the summer honors program of the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, serving in the latter capacity for thirteen years. He was also official accompanist for the Josef Hofmann Competition, held in Aiken, South Carolina, over a five-year period. For over ten years he was sponsored by the South Carolina Arts Commission (Stage South Community Tour) as a member of both the Jesselson/Fugo Duo and the American Arts Trio. He has played collaborative recitals at New York City’s Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and with violist Lenny Schranze he has recorded the complete music for viola and piano by Robert Schumann for Centaur Records. He has also appeared with the South Carolina Philharmonic, the South Carolina Chamber Orchestra, and the Florence (SC), Charleston (SC) and Temple (TX) Symphony Orchestras. He has performed throughout the Southeast as well as in other areas of the United States, and has appeared on several statewide programs on South Carolina Educational Radio and Television as both soloist and chamber musician. This performance is free and open to the public.
    Wednesday Mar 28 @ 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.
    Thursday Mar 29 @ 6:00 PM
Hampton Roads Creative Workshop
IIDA Virginia & West Virginia Chapter – Take a break from work and get creative while networking with local IIDA members at this month's Hampton Roads Creative Workshop! We'll be making customized smart phone covers. Project materials, a drink ticket and light hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Space is limited so be sure to sign up today. Registration ends 3/27. What's that you ask?! The idea behind our workshop event is to take this time to engage our members and potential members, hear what they have to say positive or negative. It's a chance get to know your board members and about potential volunteer opportunities. Let's get our creative juices flowing with fun artist crafts and such outside of our daily work life.
    Friday Mar 30 @ 12:00 AM
School Closed (Pre-K-12)
Norfolk Collegiate School – Have a happy Easter and a wonderful Passover holiday! Students, faculty and staff will return to school Monday, April 2.
    Friday Mar 30 @ 8:00 PM
Chesapeake Grooves: Evolution Soul
Chesapeake Conference Center – Join us for a new series Chesapeake Grooves featuring local band Evolution Soul. Come prepared to unwind with one of the smoothest band in Hampton Roads. 21 and over. Casual attire. This event is FREE and open to the public.
    Wednesday Apr 4 @ 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.
    Thursday Apr 5 @ 5:00 PM
Walk Off Kolsch Beer Release with the Norfolk Tides & YWCA
O'Connor Brewing Co. – Where else can you find Norfolk Tides players and mascots sporting high heels while mingling with fans, signing autographs, slinging beers, and helping raise funds and awareness for an event to help end sexual and gender violence? Join the Norfolk Tides and YWCA South Hampton Roads at O’Connor Brewing Co. on Thursday, April 5 from 5pm to 7pm for the release of Walk Off Kolsch, O’Connor’s collaboration beer with the Norfolk Tides, and pre-registration for the 2018 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event at the end of April. Guests who pre-register or bring a shelter item receive a free beverage ticket. PLUS, 10% of all Walk Off Kolsch sales benefit the YWCA SHR. And yes, you read that right! Tides players and mascots will be on hand IN HEELS signing Walk Off Kolsch posters and beer cans, as well as guest beertending! For more information about YWCA South Hampton Roads and the 2018 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Event, which takes place Friday, April 27, 2018 in downtown Norfolk, visit www.ywca-shr.org.
    Friday Apr 6 @ 10:30 AM
Writers Coffee Break
The Muse Writers Center – Friday, April 6: Co-hosted by Sylvia Liu and Michael Khandelwal Join us every 1st Friday of the month from 10:30 a.m.-Noon at Cafe Stella in Ghent for an informal get-together where area writers and Muse teachers, students, and friends enjoy conversation and camaraderie over a (perhaps much needed) coffee break. Each month will be hosted by different Muse teachers, who will be available to answer questions from current and prospective students about their classes, The Muse, and writing in general in addition to just hanging out over a cup of coffee or tea.