TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 8:30 AM
New Date: Meet Me in the Middle
Norfolk Collegiate School – Middle school counselor Casey White '11 will talk about "Helping Youth become Self Motivated", discussing science-behind motivation and how to work with young adults to encourage them to be self-propelled. Mr. White will also talk about common stumbling blocks parents encounter when encouraging their students to work harder. Please contact Casey White '11 at cswhite@norfolkcollegiate.org or 757.480.2885, ext. 3311 for more information.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 9:00 AM
Flypdeck
1 Million Cups Virginia Beach – Flypdeck is a product development company currently working on the launch of their first product, the handheld electronic action toy flypdeck. The game consists of performing pre-programmed flips which the device is able to recognize using motion sensors. Join us to hear more about this new toy and their strategy to get to market!
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 12:00 PM
VA Tech and the Future of Crabtown
Hampton History Museum – Join Michael Schwarz, Director of the Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center as he talks about the many initiatives led by Virginia Tech to help ensure a bright economic future for Hampton Roads and Crabtown. Located in a refurbished oyster processing building at the water’s edge in Downtown Hampton since 1975, the AREC is a vital source of information that helps the seafood industry thrive in an increasingly competitive global market. The AREC’s mission is to research and create the most vital and current technologies and techniques in the seafood industry and to share that knowledge with the industry and partners who need it to succeed. From deep-water fishermen and Chesapeake Bay crabbers to seafood distributors and the booming aquaculture industry, the impact and reach of the commonwealth’s seafood industry is vast. With an annual economic impact of more than $550 million, the Virginia seafood industry accounts for more than 5,600 jobs and increases diversity in the state’s economic portfolio. Learn what AREC is doing that will transform Crabtown. Bring a bag lunch, we’ll have free dessert for you! 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. Image: International intern netting Florida Pompano during a mid-trial weigh-day while being by the hatchery technician, George Wenn. Courtesy VA Seafood AREC
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 12:30 PM
GLC Ladies Lunch Out (January 2018)
Grace Lutheran Church – GLC ladies and friends meet on the third Wednesday of the month at a local restaurant for fellowship & food. In January 2018, we will be meeting at Rancho Grande Mexican Restuarant (1320 S Military Hwy, Chesapeake, VA 23320). Please RSVP on this Facebook Event, sign up in the Narthex and/or to Pastor Leslie by Noon on Monday, January 15th. Come join us for food & fellowship!
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 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. Stay for our Reading at 7 p.m.!
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 5:30 PM
Exclusive Education Tour
Virginia MOCA – Enthusiast and Advocate level members (donating $250 and up) are invited to an evening tour that reflects the experience MOCA provides to visiting Hampton Roads school groups. Come see what you support while exploring the exhibitions and creating art with childlike wonder! To RSVP or join, please contact Rita Utz at 757-425-0000 x324 or Rita@VirginiaMOCA.org.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 6:00 PM
HM Johnson Band
Hampton History Museum – One of the most prolific bands in Hampton Roads, the HM Johnson Band graces the Great Hall stage for their first appearance at the museum. This electrifying ensemble of fun-loving, experienced entertainers brings with them an extensive repertoire of original music and their signature stylistic interpretations of favorite songs from a wide-range of genres, including R&B, funk, pop, jump, swing, soul, beach, reggae, blues, jazz, and rock & roll. Together for almost 19 years, this band's success has come from hard work, dedication and sheer talent of its members: Henry M. Johnson, vocals and guitar; Carlton Lillard, vocals and bass, keyboard; Brian Barnes, vocals and drums. These three talented entertainers serve up a savory mix of diverse musical styles that will please the most discriminating palate. Museum members free, non-members $5. Beer and wine will be available for purchase from La Bodega Hampton. 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
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 6:00 PM
Public Meeting: Sea Level Rise & Recurrent Flooding (12-15)
Virginia Beach City Government – In addition to funding more than $300 million for improved storm water drainage systems, the City of Virginia Beach is exploring additional solutions to the problems of sea level rise and recurrent flooding. To assist with this process, Old Dominion University will be hosting public meetings to involve residents in developing priorities to help make the city more resilient. Each meeting will focus on specific watersheds within our city. View the Watersheds Map at: https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/public-works/storm-water/Pages/pw-slr-8-2015.aspx to find your specific location. The Jan. 17 meeting is for people living in the Stumpy Lake/Northlanding River (#s 12-15). This area is southwest of Princess Anne Road; bounded to the north by Kempsville Road. For more information, visit https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/public-works/storm-water/Pages/pw-slr-8-2015.aspx If you're unable to attend the meeting, please consider completing this survey: https://odu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0evpYfJob0mY55b The full meeting schedule for all watersheds is available here: https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/public-works/storm-water/Documents/Sea%20Level%20Rise%2011-9-17/asert-pub-mtg-sched-11-14-17.pdf
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 7:00 PM
Muse January Reading #2
The Muse Writers Center – Join The Muse Writers Center this January and enjoy a great meal at three inspiring and entertaining readings by our talented student and professional writers featuring poetry, fiction, memoir, and nonfiction they created in our fall creative writing classes. Each reading is free and open to the public. Donations to the Muse’s scholarship fund will be accepted. Andrea's La Bella will be open for dinner and drinks during each reading, and reservations are recommended. More information and a list of readers: www.the-muse.org/readings-events.html
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 - Feb 4 @ 7:30 PM
Pride & Prejudice at the Wells Theatre
Virginia Stage Company – PRIDE & PREJUDICE by Jane Austen JANUARY 17 - FEBRUARY 4, 2018 Adapted for the stage by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan This stage adaptation of Jane Austen's most beloved novel will sweep you away with its witty, fast-paced exploration of expectations that has become the template for modern romance. Sparks fly when the charming, vibrant Elizabeth clashes with the aloof, enigmatic Mr. Darcy. Romantic repartee will be best appreciated by ages 10 and older. ?? Concessions and beverages available inside the theater before the show and during intermission in the Perry Family Lobby and Tazewell Lounge. ?? TICKETS start at $20 | Group rates available (10+). All guests require a ticket, regardless of age. Follow us on Facebook or join our email list to hear about special sales and discounts. ?? PARKING is nearby in the MacArthur Center parking garage or on the street. Street parking is free after 6pm. To get tickets or find out more about the show, visit vastage.org/pnp. ? 757.627.1234 vastage.org and myvastage.com are the only authorized ticket outlets for official Virginia Stage Company tickets.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 7:30 PM
New Moon Guided Meditation (Manifest)
The Reiki Wellness & Meditation Center (RWMC) – We are all ascending. Learning how the universe and planets are working on an energetic level and how that influences our daily life is insightful and helpful when you are doing interpersonal work. Only love donations are accepted to complete the circle of giving and getting.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 - Jan 20 @ 8:00 AM
Ashtanga Yoga Workshop with Manju Jois
My Yoga Spirit – Semi Private Ashtanga Workshop with Manju Jois Manju Jois, Ashtanga Yoga guru of Mysore, South India, is the oldest son of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, recognized worldwide as the foremost authority on Ashtanga Yoga. Manju was born on November 16th, 1944. At the young age of 7, Manju was awakened early each day by his father to begin lessons that would forever change the course of his life and the lives of those who would study with him in the years to come. He began his teaching career at the age of 15 with his father and has taught ever since. Manju considers it a great honor to be the son of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. “He is my father and my teacher. I am grateful for both my mother and my father.” Manju’s mother, Savatri Jois, (Sathu to her family) was a beloved wife, loving mother and an expert in Indian cuisine. Sadly, she passed away in 1997. Manju is devoted to his wife Nancy and their young daughter Sathu, named after her paternal Grandmother, who was born in 2002. Sathu is a multi-talented, beautiful girl, who continues to bless the Jois family beyond measure. Manju has taught the true Mysore Ashtanga method for over 47 years. Spanning 22 countries and 21 states in the US, Manju’s world Ashtanga teaching tour is ever expanding. Manju is grateful to Gary Herlich and all of the other people who helped Manju to stay in US when he first started teaching in America. He offers Ashtanga weekend workshops, teacher trainings and intensive week-long classes. He incorporates pranayama and vedic chantings in his classes, which go very well with Ashtanga yoga practice. Manju’s intention is to teach in the way of the Ancient tradition and bring the many benefits of Ashtanga yoga to his students. He hopes to bring “better concentration and understanding” of Astanga Yoga to his students in a world full of distractions. Manju’s dedication to his life of teaching and practicing yoga has brought the benefits of the ancient tradition of Ashtanga Yoga Manju to many students throughout the world, as he guides each to “Unite with Yourself.” Please join us in welcoming Manju to My Yoga Spirit for the first time. Day 1: 8-9:30am led Primary series 10-11am Pranayama & Chanting 11am-12pm Q&A Day 2: 8-9:30am Mysore 10-11am Pranayama & Chanting 11am-12pm Q&A Day 3: 8-9:30am Mysore 10-11am Pranayama & Chanting 11am-12pm Q&A Indivudal classes are $100 per day or book all 3 days for $280. There are only 16 spots so do not hesitate to reserve your spot now! No refunds are available for no shows or cancellations. However, we will happily offer you an account credit to the studio.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 - Oct 18 @ 11:00 AM
Blade Sharpening - Williams-Sonoma
Max The Knife Sharpening – sharpening inside near the back on the right side normally
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 5:00 PM
Third Thursdays
The Chrysler Museum of Art – At the Museum, local talent will hit the runway at 7 p.m for The Governor's School for the Arts Wearable Art Fashion Show. See looks inspired by the Chrysler's keynote exhibition, René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass, and enjoy live music from GSA's Jazz Ensemble. Third Thursday is free for Museum Members and $5 for all others.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 5:00 PM
Maritime Mixer at Chick's Oyster Bar
Virginia Maritime Association – Mix-It-Up in the New Year at the first MARITIME MIXER of 2018! Although the holidays will be over, the celebrations can keep going on! Mix in the new year by attending the Maritime Mixer on January 18th at Chick's Oyster Bar Located in Virginia Beach. Thursday, January 18th 5:00-7:30 PM
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 5:30 PM
Lower School Basketball Night
Norfolk Collegiate School – Calling all lower school families! Help us fill the gym's lower school tree house with Collegiate kids and parents, decked out in blue and white. Win school swag by entering in the raffle, participate in in-game activities and more! Look for more information in book-bags and on the WNCS in the upcoming weeks. Collegiate families should bring their family athletic passes for free admittance.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 6:00 PM
Enchanting Wearable Art Fashion Show
The Governor's School for the Arts – Inspired by works from: René Lalique "Enchanted by Glass" on view at The Chrysler Museum of Art Join us for a fashion show designed, created, and modeled by the students of The Governor's School for the Arts 5-10 pm Cash Bar with Live music by GSA Jazz Runway begins at 7 pm
 
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    Thursday Jan 18 @ 6:00 PM
2018 Kickoff for the Hampton Roads Tour de Cure
American Diabetes Association - Hampton Roads, VA – Come join your fellow riders of the Hampton Roads Tour de Cure as we celebrate our achievements in 2017 and ramp up our excitement for the 2018 event! There are a number of new and exciting things happening at this year's event, including the announcement of our upcoming routes, so you won't want to miss out! There will be light fare available, so please RSVP so we can get a proper head count. RSVP to mcollins@diabetes.org or 757-424-6662 x3282 TO REGISTER FOR THE 2018 HAMPTON ROADS TOUR DE CURE, HEAD OVER TO WWW.DIABETES.ORG/HRTDC TODAY!
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 6:00 PM
SOLD OUT - Blacksmith Class with Nathan: Take it to Leaf it!
757 Makerspace – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blacksmith-class-with-nathan-walker-take-it-to-leaf-it-tickets-41514829974Cold? Want to play with fire? Want to bang something into shape? Don't LEAF this class out! Our fantastic member and Blacksmith, Nathan Walker will educate you and all your friends on the basics of blacksmithing! This class will last two hours and everyone will make and take their own leaf keychain! Join us this week!! **TIP: take at least one of our beginner classes like this one and you'll get a pass to our intermediate blacksmithing classes- our first intermediate class is metal roses for your loved one for Valentine's Day! Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Cost: $30 all materials included Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blacksmith-class-with-nathan-walker-take-it-to-leaf-it-tickets-41514829974 Come make something AWESOME with us!!
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 6:00 PM
Out of the Box: Jailtones
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts – Make your New Year's resolution to support local artists! The Sandler Center's "Out of the Box" Emerging Artist Series taking place every Thursday from January 11 – March 1, 2018 in the Miller Studio. This great after work event is in collaboration with Paul Shugrue from Out of the Box on 89.5 WHRV. It's the perfect setting to meet-up with co-workers and friends to enjoy a night of music, food, and drinks. ***STANDING ROOM ONLY ** Band Begins at 7pm Jailtones formed in 1980 as a Rock-a-Billy group. They flourished throughout the 80's transforming into an eclectic group with varied influences reflected in their original music. They continue to write, record, and perform on occasion today.