It’s a good weekend to get out and enjoy some warmer weather. Make sure to read the latest WAVY.com weather blog before you head out! Taste something new during Suffolk’s Restaurant Week, or take a guided tour of the Great Dismal Swamp – there’s a lot to do this weekend in Hampton Roads!
Saturday, March 22:
-CHESAPEAKE: It’s a great weekend to add a furry family member. Chesapeake Animal Services Shelter is hosting an adopt-a-thon through March 29, offering low adoption fees. In addition to the adoption event, there will be games, prizes, and more fun.
-CHESAPEAKE: Play BINGO with your family and community members in Chesapeake Saturday – and for a good cause! The event is put on by the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore at Great Bridge Presbyterian Church. The event will cost you $5 per person, or $20 per family. Admission includes pizza, drinks, and family fun, supporting the Foodbank’s BackPack Program.
-CHESAPEAKE: A craft fair at RiverOakChurch, located at 230 Great Bridge Blvd., benefits Young Lives, a non-profit organization. According to the group’s Facebook page, the show features crafters from around the area on their work. It runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
-NEWPORT NEWS: “Too Many Frogs” in Newport News this weekend, but only on stage at Peninsula Community Theatre. The show is presented by the Tarradiddle Players of Charlotte Children’s Theatre. Shows are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday.
-NORFOLK: Watch the Norfolk Admirals take on the Binghamton Senators Saturday, and support a good cause. Part of Saturday’s game includes the 14th annual MDA Jersey Auction, benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Players will wear special jerseys for the game to be auctioned afterwards. Click here for more information.
-NORFOLK: It’s Mascot Madness day at Nauticus in Norfolk! Meet a variety of mascot friends and enjoy entertainment, food and more for $7, which includes breakfast and admission. RSVPs *are* required, however! Call 757-664-1000 to sign up.
-SUFFOLK: Saturday is your last chance to take advantage of this year’s Suffolk Restaurant Week. The “culinary showcase” features restaurants offering fixed-price menus. It’s a good chance to check out an eatery you might not otherwise consider! Click here for a list of participating restaurants and additional information.
-SUFFOLK: Sell and shop Saturday at East Suffolk’s Community Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors will be selling everything from clothing to CDs and antiques. The yard sale is located at the East Suffolk Recreation Center, at 138 South Sixth St. Tables are also available for $5 and tents for $10.
-SUFFOLK: Get a closer look at the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge this weekend. For $7, you can go for a biologist-led nature walk starting at 9:30 a.m. Reserve your spot by calling the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757-514-4130.
-SUFFOLK: If nature walks aren’t your thing, maybe you’d be interested in a spooky take on Suffolk’s history! Follow a costumed guide through Suffolk’s historic Main Street Saturday, starting at 6 p.m. The tour is not recommended for children 12 years old and younger. Tickets are $10 for adults. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757-514-4130 for details.
-VIRGINIA BEACH: Bring your children to MEO Central Library in Virginia Beach Saturday for a special program. The Cocoa House Concert brings the “singing pediatrician,” Dean Dobbins, to the library at 11 a.m.
-VIRGINIA BEACH: Looking for laughs? Head to the Virginia Beach Funny Bone to see comedian Jim Norton perform. Did you catch him on The Hampton Roads Show Friday? If not, you can see him at the Funny Bone through Sunday. Call 213-5555 for tickets and information.
Sunday, March 23:
-CHESAPEAKE: If you’re looking for a pet to bring home, visit Chesapeake Animal Services Shelter to take advantage of their adopt-a-thon. The event runs through March 29, and offers low adoption fees. Some pets are available for as low as $4.99! Plus, check out games and prizes in addition to the adopt-a-thon.
-NORFOLK: Visit the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio for a free demonstration at noon. The glass demonstrations start at noon every day, Wednesday through Sunday.
-SUFFOLK: Brides-to-be will find inspiration and more this weekend at the Wedding Dreams Bridal Boutique/Showcase/Expo in Suffolk. The show takes place at the Comfort Suites Harbour View right off Rt. 17. Tickets are $7 at the door.
-VIRGINIA BEACH: Stop by the Virginia BeachConvention Center Sunday for the 38th annual Family Oyster Roast & Beach Party. The event, hosted by the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The group is asking for a $50 donation for adults, and $15 for ages 6 to 16. The party includes entertainment, raffles, oysters, food and more.
-VIRGINIA BEACH: It’s the Kids Art Palooza Sunday at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. The event offers interactive exhibits, including everything from a petting zoo to cupcake decorating. Tickets are $5 per child, and the event is from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
-VIRGINIA BEACH: Get your laughs this weekend at the Virginia Beach Funny Bone with comedian Jim Norton. He stopped by The Hampton Roads Show Friday for a sneak peek at his act. Call 213-5555 for tickets and information.