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Memorial Day Events in Hampton Roads!

Monday, May 23rd, 2011


Memorial Day Observance: Suffolk, VA

Confederate Monument –Cedar Hill Cemetery

Downtown Suffolk

Admission free

May 28, 2011 10:00 am

Contact 334-1671

Presented by: Suffolk Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy

Memorial Day Observance: Newport News, VA
American Legion, Braxton-Perkins Post # 25 sponsors this annual ceremony commemorating Memorial Day. This annual ceremony (which is free and open to the public) is held at 11:00 am at the Victory Arch located at 25th Street and West Avenue in downtown Newport News. After the ceremony provides an excellent opportunity to visit the Virginia War Museum (located at 9285 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA) and explore the rich military history of Hampton Roads. (Ceremony location: Victory Arch, 25th Street & West Avenue, Newport News, VA; Cost: Free; Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm).

Memorial Day Ceremony: Virginia Beach, VA
This moving ceremony sponsored by the Mayor’s Veterans Committee honors all veterans for their service. The ceremony (free and open to the public) is held at the Tidewater Veterans Memorial (19th Street Virginia Beach, VA, directly across from the VA Beach Convention Center) starting at 12:00 pm and ending at 1:00 pm.

Memorial Day Parade: Portsmouth, VA
Portsmouth, VA’s Memorial Day Parade has been an annual tradition since 1884, making it the oldest Memorial Day parade in the United States. The parade (which is free and open to the public) begins at 11:00 am and winds its way through downtown Portsmouth.

WHRO Memorial Day Concert – Symphony in the Park: Norfolk, VA
Enjoy a concert presented by the Virginia Symphony at Town Point Park in Norfolk, VA. The patriotic concert is a new tradition honoring those who have served in the US military. The concert is free and open to the public. (Location: Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA; Cost: Free; Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, park opens at 3:00 pm).

Hampton Roads Trick-or-Treat Hours

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Trick or TreatTrick-or-treating hours for each city are as follows:

  • Norfolk, until 8 p.m.
  • Virginia Beach, dusk to 8 p.m.
  • Portsmouth, until 8 p.m.
  • Chesapeake, until 8 p.m.
  • Suffolk, until  8 p.m.
  • Hampton, dusk to 8 p.m.
  • Newport News, until 8 p.m.
  • James City County, 6 to 8 p.m.

Remember trick-or-treating is for ages 12 and under on Sunday,  Oct. 31.

What is your favourite Halloween tradition?

Something Different for Halloween-Owl Prowl

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Here’s a different idea for Halloween this year – Go on an Owl Prowl! Sponsored by the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, this walk will keep you wondering what lurks behind the next tree, and at least you can be sure it won’t be another face with fake blood dripping down it.

Owl Prowl

  • Owls and a few stray ghosts! Dare you walk through the Great Dismal Swamp on Halloween’s  eve?
  • Guide: Don Schwab, Refuge Biologist
  • Place: To Be Announced
  • Date: Saturday, October 30, 2010
  • Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
  • Registration: Reservations suggested. Contact Refuge Office at 757-986-3705
  • Cost: Free

    Suffolk Peanut Festival

    Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

    Come out and join the fun at the 33rd annual

    Suffolk Peanut Festival.

    October 7th – 10th

    Click the link below for more information.

    America on the Move – Suffolk Family YMCA

    Friday, September 24th, 2010

    Come out and join the fun on Sunday, September 26th from 2-4pm at the Suffolk Family YMCA. It’s Free and open to the public! Activities will include: bounce houses, slides, healthy snack station, basketball tournaments, Y-Change, tae-kwon-do demonstrations, GEKO, active older adults booth, aquatics and Zumba for adults & kids. Participates who complete 6 of the 12 stations are entered into a drawing for various prizes. America on the Move is the Suffolk Family YMCA’s way of getting the community moving.

    America on the Move flyer

    Crab Pickin’ With a Purpose

    Monday, September 6th, 2010

    Saturday, September 11th

    5-9pm @ Constant’s Wharf

    Hilton Garden Inn

    Tickets: $30 per person; $15 for children 12 & under

    Advanced Ticket Sales Only

    We are now just a few days away from the first Crab Pickin’ event held by Suffolk 60 Care. On Saturday, September 11th from 5-9pm, this fun family event will be held outside the Hilton Garden Inn at Constant’s Wharf in downtown Suffolk. There will be all you can eat crab (of course), sides, desserts, 2 beer/wine tickets and great music! We’ll be there rain or shine, so come on by to pick a little crab, get a little messy and celebrate with your neighbors!

    Suffolk 60 Care is a local women’s organization that focuses on community volunteering within Suffolk. I recently became a member of Suffolk 60 Care and have really enjoyed the women I’ve met. I will be helping to set-up for the Crab Pickin’ and enjoying the food there with my husband. So if you see me out there, please introduce yourself.

    I look forward to seeing you there!


    Melissa Nadel


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