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Old 04-30-2012, 09:56 AM
 
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Norfolk Botanical Garden
6700 Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk
757-441-5830
www.NorfolkBotanicalGarden.org

Admission prices:
Members - free
Adults - $9
Seniors and Military - $8
Children and Youth (3-18) - $7
Toddlers (2 and under) - Free
Coupon (http://www.norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/plan-your-visit/tickets-and-tours/coupon - broken link)


Garden is open daily these hours:
9 am - 5 pm: October 16 - March
9 am - 7 pm: April - October 15
CLOSED on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day

WOW: A Children's Adventure Garden Hours
9:30 am - 6:30 pm April - Oct. 15
9:30 am - 4:30 pm Oct. 16 - Mar

Butterfly House hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
June 16 - Sept. 30, 2012

Bike Nights
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
April 2 - October 11, 2012

Visit the website for loads of information on upcoming events and activities including their summer music series, various programs and classes. The website also provides directions, map of the garden,

It's a beautiful place to spend some time (solo or with your family).
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:11 PM
 
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The Tall Ship ALLIANCE is a 105' gaff rigged schooner that offers daily 2-hour sailing cruises from Riverwalk Landing Pier in historic Yorktown from April 15 thru November 1.

Alliance Tall Ship Day Sails - Virginia Is For Lovers
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:21 PM
 
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If you're in the mood for music, the best site for HR music gigs, festivals, and outdoor events is MUSIC EVENTS OUTDOOR OF NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT

Go to the 13 day and Fast Forward links and you'll have your entire summer planned out. :-D
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:50 PM
 
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gallowsCalibrator, thank you so much!
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:52 PM
 
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If you're in the mood for music, the best site for HR music gigs, festivals, and outdoor events is MUSIC EVENTS OUTDOOR OF NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT

Go to the 13 day and Fast Forward links and you'll have your entire summer planned out. :-D
That is a lot of great information! What a variety....

Thanks, JeffConn.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:42 AM
 
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Default Friday, May 4 - updated

Previously posted includes additional information
4:00pm - Lunatic Luau 2012, featuring Shinedown, Revery, Slash and others
Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach, 3550 Cellar Door Way, 757-368-3000
Tickets: $14.99 - $49.99; More information 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com

5:30pm The Fabulous Thunderbirds concert
City Center at Oyster Point, 701 Town Center Drive, Newport News
Friday's at the Fountain series;
Free - More information at www.citycenteratoysterpoint.com[/left]

6:00pm 10:15pm, 4th annual Virginia Beach Gospelfest
Virginia Beach Oceanfront; 24th Street Park
Free
For full schedule visit www.BeachStreetUSA.com; 757-491-7866

7:30pm Little Women musical adaptation
Hickory High School, 1996 Hawk Blvd, Chesapeake
$8 in advance, $12 at the door; www.hawktheatre.com

7:30pm Murder Mystery Dinner Show "Death by Disco"
Mystery Dinner Playhouse, Clarion Inn & Suites, 5351 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg
$50 adults, $33 12 and under; Senior, military, group and student discounts
888-471-4802 or info@mysterydinner.com or www.mysterydinner.com

7:30pm Murder Mystery Dinner Show: "Murder in the Court!"
Mystery Dinner Playhouse, Doubletree Hotel, 1900 Pavilion Drive, Virginia Beach
$51 adults, $34 12 and under; Senior, military, group and student discounts
888-471-4802 or info@mysterydinner.com or www.mysterydinner.com

Previously posted includes additional information
8:00pm - Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain
Chrysler Hall, Norfolk
Cost: $25; Tickets: 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com

8:30pm Moonlight Paddle - Experience the night sounds as nocturnal wildlife emerges
False Cape State Park, 4001 Sandpiper Road, Virginia Beach
Reservations at 757-426-7128

Civil War Living History Tour at the Courthouse in the Historic Area of Williamsburg
Learn about the important role of Williamsburg during the Civil War
7:00pm, 7:20, 7:40, 8:20pm, 8:40pm and 9:00pm
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:49 AM
 
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Default Saturday, May 5 - updated

All day; Free Comic Book Day
Five stores are listed on the website as taking part all day with loads of fun and freebies
Local Heroes in Norfolk, Atlantis Games & Comics in Norfolk and Portsmouth, Zeno's Books in Chesapeake and Trilogy Shop and Comic Kings in Virginia Beach.
For shop addresses and more information visit www.freecomicbookday.com

9:00am Noon, Finding Your Way, Outdoor event
False Cape State Park, 4001 Sandpiper Road, Virginia Beach
Cost: $10 per person, 426-7128, Department of Conservation and Recreation
Find direction using nature as guide; use compass and GPS to return to starting point.

9:00am 1:00pm, Celebrating Children 2012
Entertainment, walk/run, exhibits, games and more
Mount Trashmore Park, 310 Edwin Drive, Virginia Beach
Free

9:00am 1pm, Inaugural Downtown Yard Sale Extravaganza
Scope Plaza, Norfolk
Free, but parking in Scope's garage is $5, 664-6464
Will feature residents selling their wares, local food vendors, live entertainment and more.

10:00am 3:00pm, Lend a Hand Community Day benefitting the American Red Cross and tornado relief efforts
Princess Anne Middle School; 2509 Seaboard Road, Virginia Beach
Information call 648-4950
(Will feature games and entertainment for all ages, food and drink, basket raffles, a crafters market and more.)

10:00am 4:00pm, Atlantic Coast Kite Festival
BeachStreet Starfish Pavilion, 17th Street Park; Virginia Beach
www.BeachStreetUSA.com or call 757-491-7866
Continued on Sunday, May 6 in Portsmouth at City Park, 140 City Park Avenue

Previously posted this includes additional information
10:00 - 4:00pm, Eagle Festival
Featuring lectures, demonstrations, vendors, music and more
Norfolk Botanical Garden, 6700 Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk
Cost included with general admission
www.norfolkbotanicalgarden.org; 757-441-5830

10:00am 5:00PM, Celebrate Kids
Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High Street, Portsmouth
$10-$11, kids under 2 free
393-5258 or www.portsvaevents.com

10:00am 5:00pm, Pirates Meet the dreaded Moody Crewe pirates
Naval Shipyard Museum, 2 High Street, Portsmouth
385-8591, www.portsnavalmuseums.com

11:00am 3:00pm, Party for the Planet Weekend "Earth and its Oceans"
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Ocean Pavilion, 717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach
385-3474, www.virginiaaquarium.com

11:00am and 2:00pm, That Puppet Guy in Planet Earth, Inc.
Charles H Taylor Arts Center, 125 E Mellon St, Hampton, VA
757-722-3787, www.HamptonArts.net for tickets and specials

Noon 10:15pm, 4th annual Virginia Beach Gospelfest
Virginia Beach Oceanfront; 24th Street Park
Free
For full schedule visit www.BeachStreetUSA.com; 757-491-7866

Noon 5:00pm, Art and Wine Festival at the Fountain
Town Center of Virginia Beach
Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 day of / Tables: $300, includes 8 tickets
Tickets: 39th Annual Virginia Beach Neptune Festival
Featuring six Virginia wineries, International Wines provided by Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro. Live entertainment; rain or shine event.
For more information: www.neptunefestival.com/events

2:00pm 5:00pm, Stumpy Lake Community Day presented by the Virginia Beach Dept. of Parks and Recreation
Stumpy Lake Natural Area, 4797 E. Indian River Road, 385-4461
Featuring single and double kayaks available free of charge to paddle the lake, walking trails and more.

5:00pm 9:00pm, Fiesta in the Park, Cinco De Mayo celebration
TowneBank Fountain Park alonside Waterside Festival Marketplace, downtown Norfolk
Free; www.festevents.org

5:45pm - Flying PROMS, Symphonic Air Show, Virginia Symphony, Virginia Arts Festival Spring 2012
Military Aviation Museum, Virginia Beach
Gates open at 3pm
Tickets: $45 general admission
Other ticket prices and more info: www.vafest.org
VAF Box Office - 440 Bank St, Norfolk

M-F 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm 757-282-2822
7:30pm Little Women musical adaptation
Hickory High School, 1996 Hawk Blvd, Chesapeake
$8 in advance, $12 at the door; www.hawktheatre.com

7:30pm Murder Mystery Dinner Show "Death by Disco"
Mystery Dinner Playhouse, Clarion Inn & Suites, 5351 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg
$50 adults, $33 12 and under
Senior, military, group and student discounts
888-471-4802 or info@mysterydinner.com or www.mysterydinner.com

8:30pm Moonlight Paddle - Experience the night sounds as nocturnal wildlife emerges
False Cape State Park, 4001 Sandpiper Road, Virginia Beach
Reservations at 757-426-7128
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:55 AM
 
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Default Sunday, May 6

9:00 am Color Me Rad 5K
Virginia Beach Sportsplex, 2181 Landstown Road
Cost - $40 per person;Register by Thursday May 3 at www.colormerad.com
NOTE: the website indicates the race is sold out.
For more information call 456-9622
Every half mile, volunteers will throw dyed corn starch onto runners, along with a machine that will shoot bursts of vibrant colors a total of 10 hues and 1,000 pounds of starch. After the run, participants pummel each other with more starch in a royal rumble of color. There will be music, a bounce house for children, several local vendors and beer for sale.

10:00am 6:00pm, Healing Life Festival
24th Street Park, Oceanfront, Virginia Beach
619-2669, www.healinglifefestival.com
Speakers, vendors, demonstrations and more of all things healthy.

11:00am 3:00pm, Party for the Planet Weekend "Earth and its Oceans"
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Ocean Pavilion, 717 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach
385-3474, www.virginiaaquarium.com

3:00pm - Symphonicity Pops presents "All That Jazz", NSU jazz ensemble and Vinnie Knight
The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market St, Virginia Beach Town Center
Tickets: $19, $24, $29, www.symphonicity.org or www.coxtix.com, 888-3coxtix (888-326-9849)

5:30pm Humor Heals: A Comedy Benefit for CHKD
Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant, 217 Central Park Ave., Virginia Beach
Cost: $25 at the box office, Tickets online at www.vbfunnybone.com or call 213-5555
18 and older show
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:57 AM
 
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Default Tuesday, May 8

2:15pm Fly, Butterfly, Fly butterfly release ceremony
Corporate Landing Elementary, 1590 Corporate Landing Parkway, Virginia Beach
FREE and open to the public. Call 648-2360.


5:30pm Longwood University Jazz Ensemble
17th Street Park, Oceanfront
Featuring music of Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, Jaco Pastorius, Stevie Wonder and more.


8pm Cirque du Soleil's "Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour"
Hampton Coliseum
Tickets: $50 - $175; www.ticketmaster.com
More information: www.hampton.gov/coliseum or www.cirquedusoleil.com
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:02 AM
 
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Default Wednesday, May 9

8pm Cirque du Soleil's "Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour"
Hampton Coliseum
Tickets: $50 - $175; www.ticketmaster.com
More information: www.hampton.gov/coliseum or www.cirquedusoleil.com
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