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This weekend in Hampton Roads

April 11th, 2014 at 11:10 pm by under Community

There are plenty of ways to get out and enjoy spring this weekend, including the circus and Easter events! Check out what’s going on in Hampton Roads:

Saturday, April 12:

-CHESAPEAKE AND HAMPTON: As tax season comes to a close, do you have papers and documents to shred? BayPort Credit Union is teaming up with Shred-It to help protect your identity. The Community Shred-It Day is from 8 a.m. to noon at the BayPort Credit Unions located on Fox Hill Road in Hampton and on Old Taylor Road in Chesapeake.

-NEWPORT NEWS: It’s “An Evening of Mars Madness” Saturday at the Virginia Living Museum. There will be free exhibits, activities and giveaways about Mars, plus a telescope viewing of Mars – depending on the weather! Click here for more event information.

-NORFOLK: A celebration of music comes to Norfolk this weekend. The 7th annual Sea Level Singer/Songwriter Festival comes to Ghent through Saturday. Click here for details.

-NORFOLK: The Jess Doran Band was on The Hampton Roads Show Friday, and you can see them this weekend at the Sea Level Festival at 4 p.m. Saturday. Check out The Hampton Roads Show segment for a preview if you’re planning to see them this weekend!

-NORFOLK: The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Legends circus is in town this weekend at the Norfolk Scope Arena. The show features performers from all over the world. Click here for show times and ticket information.

-PORTSMOUTH: Learn about plants and how to start your own garden with the Spring Plant Walk at Paradise Creek Nature Park . The program is from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is $5 for non-members, free for members.

-SUFFOLK: It’s time for Suffolk’s annual Eggstravaganza! The event is geared toward children younger than 10 years old, and includes music, face painting, balloons, games and more. Plus, you’ll have the chance to meet the bunny. The event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bennetts Creek Park.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: The American Parkinson Disease Association – Hampton Roads Chapter is hosting the Boardwalk Stroll & Roll event at the Oceanfront Saturday. The Boardwalk Stroll & Roll is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., kicking off at Neptune Park.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: Get some great ideas for your home at the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Home and Garden Show in Virginia Beach. Check it out from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Click here to read more about the event.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: Are you a Chevy lover? If so, you’ll want to check out the Virginia Chevy Lover’s 10th annual Spring Dust Off, benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. It’s being held at Landstown Commons, behind Finn McCools.

Sunday, April 13:

-CHESAPEAKE: Enjoy the Spring Carnival this weekend at Chesapeake Square. Sunday is the last day for the carnival, which has been underway since April 3. Check it out from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.

-NORFOLK: The Norfolk Department of Recreation, Parks & Open Space and Norfolk Soceity for Cemetery Conservation is hosting the Great Easter Egg Hunt this Sunday. The event is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at ForestLawnCemetery, located at 8100 Granby St. Organizers suggest a $5 donation per family for participation in the event, which includes a visit from the Easter bunny, refreshments and crafts.

-NORFOLK: Visit the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio for a free demonstration at noon. The glass demonstrations start at noon every day, Wednesday through Sunday.

-NORFOLK: Sunday is your last chance to see the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Legends at the Norfolk Scope Arena. The show features performers from all over the world. Click here for show times and ticket information.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: Needs some ideas to spruce up your home and garden? Visit the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Home and Garden Show in Virginia Beach this weekend! Check it out from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Click here to read more about the event.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: If you’re looking for a laugh this weekend, check out another great show at the Virginia Beach Funny Bone with comedian Lavell Crawford. He was on The Hampton Roads Show Friday, talking about his frequent flyer tips and tricks, and dishing on being a parent. See him at the Funny Bone through Sunday.

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This weekend in Hampton Roads

April 4th, 2014 at 4:45 pm by under Community

Take in the night sky at Mount Trashmore, visit the Healing Fountain to learn about alternative therapies or head to the Virginia Zoo to see some new additions! There’s a lot going on in Hampton Roads this weekend, check it out…

Saturday, April 5:

-HAMPTON: Saturday’s Spartyka 5K for the Cure benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Tidewater. The group is also hosting its annual TKO for the Ta-Tas this weekend in Norfolk. Saturday’s 5K starts at 9 a.m. on the Matteson Trail in Hampton.

-NEWPORT NEWS: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes this weekend in Hampton. The walk is organized by the Center for Sexual Assault Survivors in Newport News. Registration begins at 10 a.m., and the walk kicks off at 11 a.m.

-NORFOLK: Eastern Virginia Medical School students are hosting the EVMS Community Care Day Saturday. It’s being held at the Salvation Army located at 5516 Raby Rd. in Norfolk from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

-SUFFOLK: Support a local library with a book sale Saturday. The Friends of the Library in Suffolk are holding a book sale at 300 Carolina Rd. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Revenue goes toward library programs.

-SUFFOLK: C. Faye Tillery Community Cancer Awareness Day commemorates the life of a Suffolk Parks & Recreation employee, and Suffolk native. Saturday’s event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the East Suffolk Recreation Center located at 138 S. 6th St. For more information about C. Faye Tillery Community Cancer Awareness Day, contact Suffolk Parks & Recreation at 757-514-7250.

-SUFFOLK: If you’d like to learn about the Great Dismal Swamp, sign up for a 4-hour Swamp Safari at the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. The tour costs $10 for adults and $8 for seniors. It is not recommended for very small children. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center for more information at 757-514-4130.

-SUFFOLK: Saturday at the library? Not as dull as it sounds! The Morgan Memorial Library is hosting a Board Game Extravaganza with new and classic games for your and your family, beginning at 2 p.m. Call 757-514-7323 for more information.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: Support Green Run Youth Leaders with the Green Run Community Yard Sale and Bake Sale Saturday. The sales will be held in the GreenRunHigh School parking lot, located at 1700 Dahlia Drive.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: Take in the wonders of the night sky and learn to identify constellations with the Mount Trashmore Star Party. Come to the park at 6:30 p.m. to participate in the event, guided by Back Bay Amateur Astronomers and the Virginia Beach City Public Schools Planetarium. Bring your own telescope if you have one!

-VIRGINIA BEACH: In need of a good laugh this weekend? Comedian Basile is at the Virginia Beach Funny Bone, after making a stop on The Hampton Roads Show. Tickets start at $20 and you can see him through Sunday.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: If you’ve ever wanted to try out alternative therapies, this weekend is your chance. The Healing Fountain in Virginia Beach is hosting an open house. Stop by from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is hosting the first-ever PurpleStride 5K Walk/Run at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront this weekend. The event kicks off at 9 a.m. at the 31st Street Park at the Oceanfront.

-WILLIAMSBURG: It’s time for Yankee Candle Village’s Spring Fling! Enjoy Easter activities and more during the week-long event. Saturday, visitors are invited to come dressed as your favorite princess or pirate.

Sunday, April 6:

Wallaby at the Virginia Zoo's Australia exhibit. (Photo provided by the Virginia Zoo)

Wallaby at the Virginia Zoo’s Australia exhibit. (Photo provided by the Virginia Zoo)

 

-NORFOLK: Head to the Virginia Zoo to see new wallabies, which are now on display. The five Bennett’s wallabies were in quarantine for the last month after arriving from New Zealand. The Zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

-NORFOLK: Spartyka Nation is holding its 3rd annual TKO for the Ta-Tas fight benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Tidewater this weekend. The event is being held at the Constant Center in Norfolk. Click here to learn more.

-NORFOLK: Visit the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio for a free demonstration at noon. The glass demonstrations start at noon every day, Wednesday through Sunday.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: Comedian Basile brings laughs to the Virginia Beach Funny Bone this weekend. He stopped by The Hampton Roads Show Friday to give us a taste of what’s in store at the Funny Bone. Tickets start at $20, and Sunday is your last chance to see him on this visit.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: If you’ve ever wanted to try out alternative therapies, this weekend is your chance. The Healing Fountain in Virginia Beach is hosting an open house. Stop by from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

-WILLIAMSBURG: It’s time for Yankee Candle Village’s Spring Fling! Enjoy Easter activities and more during the week-long event. Sunday, visitors can check out the Teeny Tiny Petting Zoo from noon to 2 p.m.

 

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This weekend in Hampton Roads

March 28th, 2014 at 3:35 pm by under Community

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There are plenty of chances to support a good cause this weekend, plus the Virginia Hot Rod and Custom Car Show and more! Take a look at what’s going on in Hampton Roads.

Saturday, March 29:

-CHESAPEAKE: Young Adults for Alzheimer’s Awareness, or YAAA!, is gearing up for their 4th annual Black Tie Bowling for a Cure & Silent Auction Saturday. Come out to AMF Chesapeake Lanes from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. to support the group.

-CHESAPEAKE: The Chesapeake Shrine Club hosts the 37th annual Oyster Roast Saturday at the Khedive Shrine Center, with entertainment by “Hot Cakes.” Come out to 645 Woodlake Dr. in Chesapeake to enjoy raw, roasted and fried oysters, fish, clam strips, coleslaw, baked beans, hush puppies and more from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

-CHESAPEAKE: Find your family’s next furry friend at the Chesapeake March Madness Adopt-A-Thon. Saturday is your last chance to take advantage of low adoption fees, as low as $4.99 for some cats and dogs, at the Chesapeake Animal Services Shelter. Call 757-382-8080 for more information.

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-HAMPTON: The inaugural Virginia Hot Rod and Custom Car Show comes to the Hampton Coliseum this weekend. The show’s focus is hot rods, restored classics, mild/wild customs and motorcycles. You can also check out a variety of vendors at the event. Check it out from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

-HAMPTON: The Race Against the Odds takes place Saturday at Sandy Bottom Nature Park in Hampton. The event is in memory of a special young man, Nicholas Ferris.

-NORFOLK: Tenacious Teens, Tomorrow’s Leaders Gala is at the Murray Center this weekend, organized by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. The event is all about the next generation of leaders. Call 757-339-9181 for tickets and information.

-NORFOLK: The Men Who Cook benefit takes place Saturday at the Norfolk Plaza Hotel. The event benefits PrimePlus Norfolk Senior Center, and starts at 6 p.m. Call 757-625-5857 for tickets and information. Learn more about the event by clicking here.

-SUFFOLK: Sharpen your gardening skills with an edible landscaping workshop at Bennett’s CreekPark in Suffolk. The workshop is run by the Suffolk Master Gardeners, and will teach you how to make your garden not only beautiful, but also delicious! The workshop is free, and runs from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

-SUFFOLK: Is your family looking for a pet? Give an animal a forever home this weekend with the Suffolk Animal Care and Suffolk Humane Society’s Adopt-A-Thon. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Petsmart located at 4300 Portsmouth Blvd. You can also try fostering an animal if you’re not able to adopt. Call 757-514-7855 or 757-538-3030 for more information.

Comedian Godfrey on The Hampton Roads Show.

Comedian Godfrey on The Hampton Roads Show.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: Comedian Godfrey is in town! You may know him from “Zoolander” or his stand-up acts. Before kicking off his Virginia Beach Funny Bone shows, Godfrey stopped by The Hampton Roads Show. Click here to watch the segment.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: Run, party and play to show support for service men and women in the military. The Spartyka Wounded Warrior 5K kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday at the 31st Street Park at the Oceanfront.

Sunday, March 30:

-HAMPTON: Are you ready to shake a leg and have a great time? The Zumba Love Fest benefits HUPTI at the HamptonRoadsConvention Center from 2 pm. To 6 p.m. Call 757-739-5683 for more information.

-HAMPTON: The inaugural Virginia Hot Rod and Custom Car Show comes to the Hampton Coliseum this weekend. The show’s focus is hot rods, restored classics, mild/wild customs and motorcycles. You can also check out a variety of vendors at the event. Check it out from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

-NORFOLK: Visit the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio for a free demonstration at noon. The glass demonstrations start at noon every day, Wednesday through Sunday.

-NORFOLK: “Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaustpremieres Saturday at the MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk. The City of Norfolk says the movie chronicles the story of how five Cincinnati businessmen, Philippine President Manuel Quezon, US High Commissioner Paul McNutt, and Colonel Dwight D. Eisenhower – an aide at the time to Douglas MacArthur – devised a plan in the late 1930s to rescue 1,300 Jews from Nazi concentration camps and resettle them in the Philippines. The screening is free and open to the public at 10 a.m.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: Finish up your weekend with laughs at the Virginia Beach Funny Bone. Comedian Godfrey is in town through Sunday, and he appeared on The Hampton Roads Show Friday. If you missed the segment, you can still watch it by clicking here.

 

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This weekend in Hampton Roads

March 21st, 2014 at 4:19 pm by under Community

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.


This weekend in Hampton Roads

March 14th, 2014 at 4:56 pm by under Community

It’s a weekend of St. Patrick’s Day festivities and celebrations across Hampton Roads, plus a chance to buckle up and see professional bull riders. There’s a lot going on – check it out…

**Don’t forget to take a look at the latest forecast before you head out this weekend. You can also get a more in-depth look by reading WAVY News 10’s weather blogs.

Saturday, March 15:

-HAMPTON: Buckle up! Professional Bull Riders comes to the Hampton Coliseum Saturday. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the event, and tickets will only set you back $10.

-NEWPORT NEWS: “The Broadway Dolls” brings an award-winning concert experience to the Ferguson Center for the Arts Saturday. Tickets start at $27, with the show beginning at 8 p.m.

-NORFOLK: Norfolk’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off Saturday at 10 a.m. According to the event’s website, the parade includes marching bands, clowns, floats, cars and more. There’s also a party after the parade for folks 21 years old and up. The parade begins at Northside Middle School and travels north on Granby Street.

-NORFOLK: Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” comes to the stage locally this weekend. The Hurrah Players are performing through Sunday at the TCCRoperCenter in Norfolk. Call 757-627-5437 for more information.

-NORFOLK: Instruments of Art Celebration and Auction is at the Selden Arcade in Norfolk Saturday. Check it out at 7 p.m. Call 757-965-5155 for more information.

-ONLEY: Bluegrass fans – head to Onley this weekend to see the Code Blue bluegrass band. Tickets are $22 at the door at NanduaHigh School located at 26350 Lankford Highway. Check it out at 8 p.m.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: Runners will lace up bright and early Saturday in Virginia Beach for the TowneBank Shamrock 8K. There are several events throughout the morning, including preparation for Sunday’s marathon and half-marathon.

THRS Comedian-VIRGINIA BEACH: Comedian Sheryl Underwood is in town, bringing laughs to Hampton Roads this weekend. Did you see her on The Hampton Roads Show? If not, you can see her Saturday night at the Virginia Beach Funny Bone. Call 213-5555 for tickets and information.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: The Virginia Aquarium is hosting a “Trash Bash” Saturday, free with admission. The event focuses on marine debris and green initiatives.

 

 

 

Sunday, March 16:

-NORFOLK: Are you planning an upcoming wedding? Head to Norfolk Botanical Garden for ideas and inspiration this weekend with the 6th Annual Bridal Open House. There will be musical performances and a variety of vendors. Gates open at 9 a.m.

-NORFOLK: Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” comes to the stage locally this weekend. The Hurrah Players are performing through Sunday at the TCCRoperCenter in Norfolk. Call 757-627-5437 for more information.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: Shamrock Marathon events continue Sunday with the Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon kicking off at 7 a.m., and the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon at 8:30 a.m.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: The Virginia Aquarium is hosting a “Trash Bash” Sunday, free with admission. The event focuses on marine debris and green initiatives.

 

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This weekend in Hampton Roads

March 7th, 2014 at 4:05 pm by under Community

It’s a weekend to start preparing for spring. Check out flowers and plants galore at the McDonald Garden Center Outdoor Show, and don’t forget to set your clocks ahead Saturday night! There’s a lot going on this weekend in Hampton Roads – check it out!

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**Welcome spring at the McDonald Garden Center Outdoor Show. WAVY TV 10 is a proud sponsor of this year’s event, which is at the Hampton location, 1139 W. Pembroke Ave. The show is free, and runs through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Stop by to meet your favorite WAVY TV 10 personalities!

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Saturday, March 8:

-HAMPTON: It’s the 4th annual Hampton Roads Tattoo Art Festival this weekend at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. Stop by Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight. Admission is $25 for the day.

-HAMPTON: Meet your favorite WAVY TV 10 personalities at the McDonald Garden Center Outdoor Show in Hampton this weekend. Jeff Edmonson, Anita Blanton, Anne McNamara, Nicole Livas and Lex Gray will all be at the show Saturday. Click here for more information.

-NEWPORT NEWS: You may have seen chefs talking about History Bites this past week on The Hampton Roads Show. The event is this weekend at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. Several restaurants and caterers are participating. Click here for tickets and information.

-NEWPORT NEWS: Fans of Natalie Merchant can see her Saturday at the FergusonCenter for the Arts. Tickets start at $44, with the show beginning at 8 p.m.

-NEWPORT NEWS: Life’s a Cabaret this weekend in Newport News. The Hampton Roads Academy brings “Cabaret” to the stage at 7 p.m. The group appeared on The Hampton Roads Show Wednesday to talk about the beloved musical. Call 757-884-9100 for tickets and information.

-NEWPORT NEWS: Enjoy a winter planetarium show at Abbitt Planetarium in Newport News. The Virginia Living Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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-SUFFOLK: Support local library programs this weekend in Suffolk with the Friends of the Library monthly book sale. Revenue from the book sale supports library programs. The book sale will be at 300 Carolina Rd. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: Fans of comedian Erik Griffin can see him this weekend at the Virginia Beach Funny Bone. Griffin was on The Hampton Roads Show Friday. Call 213-5555 for tickets and information.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: If you’re looking for a way to teach your children about good nutrition and health, stop by the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach’s Kids in the Kitchen event Saturday. It starts at 10 a.m. at Pembroke Mall in Virginia Beach. Participants can learn about health living, nutrition, and take part in a variety of activities.

 

**It’s time to “spring forward” with daylight saving time! Set your clocks ahead before heading to bed Saturday. The official time change is at 2 a.m. Sunday. It’s also a good time to make sure your smoke detectors have fresh batteries and are functioning properly.**

(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Sunday, March 9:

-CHESAPEAKE: Brides-to-be can find inspiration and ideas this weekend at the 2nd annual DIY Bridal Expo in Chesapeake. The expo is at the Chesapeake Marriott. Click here to learn more.

-HAMPTON: Meet your favorite WAVY TV 10 personalities at the McDonald Garden Center Outdoor Show in Hampton this weekend. Jeremy Wheeler and Tiffany Savona will be at the show Sunday. Click here for more information.

-HAMPTON: It’s the 4th annual Hampton Roads Tattoo Art Festival this weekend at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. Stop by Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $25 for the day.

-NEWPORT NEWS: Life’s a Cabaret this weekend in Newport News. The Hampton Roads Academy brings “Cabaret” to the stage at 2 p.m. The group appeared on The Hampton Roads Show Wednesday to talk about the beloved musical. Call 757-884-9100 for tickets and information.

-NORFOLK: Need a break from dreary skies and winter weather? Visit the Norfolk Botanical Garden’s Winter Orchid display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: Fans of comedian Erik Griffin can see him this weekend at the Virginia Beach Funny Bone. Griffin was on The Hampton Roads Show Friday. Call 213-5555 for tickets and information.

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This weekend in Hampton Roads

February 28th, 2014 at 4:14 pm by under Community

Put on your most fantastic fan-gear and check out Ring of Fire Con, or dress up in your best glam wear for a local ‘Night Out at the Oscars.’ There’s plenty of fun this weekend in Hampton Roads – check it out!

Saturday, March 1:                      

-HAMPTON: Head to Peninsula Town Center in Hampton Saturday for a Mardi Gras celebration. Enjoy food, live music, and New Orleans-style entertainment from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. General admission is $20. You must be at least 21 years old to participate.

-HAMPTON: Learn about the art of quilting at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival this weekend. It’s the festival’s 25th year. Come to the Hampton Roads Convention Center to learn about quilting, fiber arts, and wearable arts.

-NEWPORT NEWS: If you’re looking to let the good times roll this weekend, you can do just that and for a good cause at the 10th annual Raise the Roof Mardi Gras Style. The event benefits Habitat for Humanity. It’s at CNU’s David Student Union from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

-NEWPORT NEWS: “Rock of Ages” comes to the Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News through Saturday. Tickets for the show start at $42, and the musical begins at 8 p.m., bringing rock and roll to the stage.

-SUFFOLK: Bring home a furry friend from the Adopt-A-Thon hosted by Suffolk Animal Care and the Suffolk Humane Society. The adoption event is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Suffolk Animal Care, located at 124 Forest Glen Drive. Even if you can’t adopt, come to the event to learn more about animal fostering.

-SUFFOLK: The Increase the Peace fashion show is presented by the Suffolk Youth Advisory Council and the Suffolk Office on Youth Saturday. The fashion show is at KingsForkHigh School, starting at 6 p.m. Admission is $5, with a portion of the proceeds going toward the march of Dimes. The goal of the event is to allow a diverse group of young people to come together and make a difference in the community.

Comedian Guy Torry-VIRGINIA BEACH: If you want a dose of comedy during your weekend, head to the Virginia Beach Funny Bone to see comedian Guy Torry. He stopped by The Hampton Roads Show Friday. You can see him through Sunday. For tickets and information, call 213-5555.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: Ring of Fire Con is in Virginia Beach this weekend, celebrating all things Sci-Fi, fantasy, anime, comic-related and more! ROFcon is an annual event, and is taking place at the Holiday Inn located at 5655 Greenwich Rd. in Virginia Beach.

 

 

 

Sunday, March 2:

Quilt Fest-HAMPTON: Learn about the art of quilting at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival this weekend. It’s the festival’s 25th year. Come to the Hampton Roads Convention Center to learn about quilting, fiber arts, and wearable arts.

-NORFOLK: Need a break from cold winter weather? Visit the Norfolk Botanical Garden’s Winter Orchid display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

-NORFOLK: Visit the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio for a free demonstration at noon. The glass demonstrations start at noon every day, Wednesday through Sunday.

-PORTSMOUTH: Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday at the Children’s Museum of Virginia in Portsmouth. Check out the activities from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

-VIRGINIA BEACH: Ring of Fire Con is in Virginia Beach this weekend, celebrating all things Sci-Fi, fantasy, anime, comic-related and more! ROFcon is an annual event, and is taking place at the Holiday Inn located at 5655 Greenwich Rd. in Virginia Beach.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: If you want a dose of comedy during your weekend, head to the Virginia Beach Funny Bone to see comedian Guy Torry. He stopped by The Hampton Roads Show Friday. You can see him through Sunday. For tickets and information, call 213-5555.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: Enjoy the Oscar Awards in style Sunday at Cinema Café at Pembroke Meadows. The ‘Night Out at the Oscars’ offers free admission to the public – you can dress up or down for the event! It also features complimentary snacks, and a variety of festivities. Dress as your favorite celebrity or character for a chance to win a $25 gift card! Doors open at 7 p.m.

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This weekend in Hampton Roads

February 21st, 2014 at 5:06 pm by under Community

Meet the Face of FOX43 Andria Lea at the Teens with a Purpose Poetry Slam, or head to Virginia Beach to check out the Greenberg’s Train and Toy Show! There’s a lot going on this weekend in Hampton Roads, check it out:

Saturday, Feb. 22

-HAMPTON: The Peninsula Jaycees are sponsoring a fun day Saturday at PeninsulaTownCenter in Hampton. The Peninsula Jaycees Bar Olympics and Pub Crawl starts at 2 p.m., and costs $60 for drinkers/athletes, or $35 for spectators.

**NEWPORT NEWS: Meet the Face of FOX43 Andria Lea at this weekend’s Teens with a Purpose Poetry Slam. WAVY News 10 and FOX43 TV are proud sponsors of TWP. The Poetry Slam is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Downing-GrossCulturalArtsCenter on Wickham Avenue in Newport News. A regional final is set to be held April 26 at NorfolkStateUniversity.

Audience: Teens with a Purpose Poetry Slam

-NEWPORT NEWS: Two-time Grammy Award-winning pianist Peter Nero is at the FergusonCenter for the Arts Saturday. Tickets for his performance start at $27.

-NORFOLK: The Ghent Winter Bar Tour is back for a ninth year, benefitting Edmarc Hospice for Children. The pub crawl starts at 4 p.m. Saturday in Ghent.

-SUFFOLK: If you’re an antique hunter, you may want to check out the 31st annual Antique Show and Sale in Suffolk this weekend. The event is presented by the Suffolk Art League and Suffolk Parks & Recreation. Head to KingsForkMiddle School on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5.

THRS Comedian-VIRGINIA BEACH: Comedian Brandon T. Jackson is in town after making a stop on The Hampton Roads Show. If you missed his segment Friday, you can still catch him at the Virginia Beach Funny Bone through Sunday. Call 213-5555 for tickets and information.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: “Dancing Through Your Dreams” is at the SandlerCenter in Virginia Beach Saturday. The performance is presented by Music in Motion Dance Company at 6:30 p.m.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: If you’ve ever wondered about roller derby, check out the Dominion Derby Girls Seven City Sirens as they take on Mid-Atlantic Roller Derby. Doors open at 8 p.m. at the HaygoodRollerSkatingCenter.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: Greenberg’s Train and Toy Show is at the Virginia BeachConvention Center this weekend. Tickets cost $8 for adults, but are free for children younger than 12 years old. The show is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring hundred of tables of trains for sale, plus workshops, demonstrations, and more!

Sunday, Feb. 23

-NORFOLK: Visit the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio for a free demonstration at noon. The glass demonstrations start at noon every day, Wednesday through Sunday.

-PORTSMOUTH: The Children’s Museum of Virginia is giving visitors a unique look inside tree houses. The traveling exhibit is on loan from Sciencenter – Ithaca, New York. Visitors can get a hands-on feel for tree-living in the indoor exhibit.

-SUFFOLK: If you’re an antique hunter, you may want to check out the 31st annual Antique Show and Sale in Suffolk this weekend. The event is presented by the Suffolk Art League and Suffolk Parks & Recreation. Head to KingsForkMiddle School on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $5.

-SUFFOLK: Spend time check out the Suffolk Student Art exhibit at the SuffolkArtGallery this weekend. The exhibit is featured through Feb. 29, showcasing work by 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students in Suffolk.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: Comedian Brandon T. Jackson is in town after making a stop on The Hampton Roads Show. If you missed his segment Friday, you can still catch him at the Virginia Beach Funny Bone through Sunday. Call 213-5555 for tickets and information.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: Greenberg’s Train and Toy Show is at the Virginia BeachConvention Center this weekend. Tickets cost $8 for adults, but are free for children younger than 12 years old. The show is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring hundred of tables of trains for sale, plus workshops, demonstrations, and more!

Pet Pal

**Did you see this week’s Pet Pal on The Hampton Roads Show? Marcie is about 2-years -old, and you can learn more about adopting her from the Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center. Call 757-385-4444 for more information.

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The Newsroom’s top 5 at 5: Art of over-communicating

February 17th, 2014 at 2:29 pm by under 10 On Your Side, Community, News, Personalities, Uncategorized
WAVY News Director Jim Gilchriest talking to Don Slater about forecast.

WAVY News Director Jim Gilchriest talking to Don Slater about forecast.

“Talk to each other, OVER-communicate!

That is one of the edicts from WAVY News Director Jim Gilchriest.  Reporters in the field have to talk to producers in the newsroom, who talk to the anchors when they come in, who talk to those working the assignment desk, who talk to reporters in the field.   To be ”on your side,” as we frequently pledge,  everyone has to know what everyone else is doing,  especially when that light goes on at 5pm in the studio.   That’s why I knock out my top 5 things you should watch for during our 90 minutes of news moments after I arrive.  It’s part of my over-communication process.

 1.)  Saturday school’s out?   Usually we’re powerless against nature, but a Virginia Beach school board member is fighting back after the effect of recent snowstorms.   10 on your side has learned that Joel McDonald will present a resolution to end those Saturday sessions.    Stephanie Harris is also gathering numbers on how many students attended class this weekend.    

2.)  Southern weather for a change.   Could Punxutawney Phil be a little off?  Maybe.  At least in Hampton Roads, winter will have a seat for the next several days instead of pounding us for the next month.   Just remember, that the only thing we can be sure about our weather is that it changes rapidly.   See the WAVY weather blogs for background, and be sure to catch Don Slater’s forecast at 5.       

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Meteorologists Don Slater and Tiffany Savona “tag- teaming” on weather information during a recent storm.

3.)   Frozen fishkill.       Our rapidly changing weather figures into much of our coverage tonight.   Liz Palka is investigating why dead fish are turning up in the waters around Virginia Beach, and it’s a cold reality check on what winter temperatures can do.

4.)  Pothole potshots.    Anita Blanton hit one.  I dodged a few on Brambleton Avenue on the way to work.  This winter thaw heats up  old problem, and we’re on your side pointing out where some of the worst craters await your vehicle, and most importantly, what VDOT will be doing about it.

5.)  The wrong man .   A local attorney is suing Norfolk police after they arrested Dahson Iraldo for the murder of an 86 year old barber in 2010.     Those charges against Iraldo were later dropped, and Ava Hurdle just interviewed Iraldo’s attorney over why they’ve filed this lawsuit.

As I write this summary, I hear police scanners and assignment editor Typhanny Wiggins talking about someone’s story.  It sounds like another example of our over-communication.  I better find out what’s going on, so we can tell you about it beginning at 5.


This weekend in Hampton Roads

February 14th, 2014 at 5:04 pm by under Community

Celebrate Mardi Gras with your family this weekend in Portsmouth, check out Monster Jam in Hampton, or find a furry friend to bring home in Suffolk. There’s a lot going on in Hampton Roads this weekend – check it out!

Saturday, Feb. 15:

-HAMPTON: Monster Jam comes to the Hampton Coliseum this weekend, featuring huge trucks – including Max-D, El Toro Loco, Iron Warrior, and more! Click here for tickets and information.

-HAMPTON: The Hampton Roads Convention Center hosts the World of Pets Expo Saturday and Sunday. Pet industry authorities will present seminars and demonstrations covering pet care and training topics. Pets are also welcome at the event. The expo runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and costs $9 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5 through 12.

-PORTSMOUTH: Celebrate Mardi Gras at the Children’s Museum of Virginia in Portsmouth. Wear your purple, green and gold for the family-friendly activities at the museum from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

-PORTSMOUTH: The Children’s Museum of Virginia is giving visitors a unique look inside tree houses. The traveling exhibit is on loan from Sciencenter – Ithaca, New York. Visitors can get a hands-on feel for tree-living in the indoor exhibit.

-PORTSMOUTH: The Buffalo Riders’ Parade moves through Portsmouth Saturday at 10 a.m. The 8-mile parade begins at I.C. Norcom High School, and is touted as the longest parade of its kind on the East Coast.

-SUFFOLK: A Books and Reading for Kids program is set to be held at the North Suffolk Library at 10:30 a.m. BARKS is a library program that gives children the chance to read to therapy dogs from the Suffolk Humane Society. The library is located at 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road.

-SUFFOLK: If you’re looking for a furry addition to your family, Suffolk Animal Care and the Suffolk Humane Society are hosting a pet Adopt-A-Thon. There will be kittens, puppies, and full grown cats and dogs looking for homes at the North Suffolk Petsmart store at 6243 College Drive.

0F3364FAC76C445FA4D0FFC6D4A6A3B7-VIRGINIA BEACH: If you’re looking for a laugh this weekend, head to the Virginia Beach Funny Bone. Comedian Brad Williams was on The Hampton Roads Show Friday – click here to watch the segment if you missed it! You can catch him through Sunday at the Funny Bone. Call 213-5555 for tickets and information.

-WILLIAMSBURG: The Virginia Symphony performs at the Williamsburg Library Theatre, presenting Aesop’s Fables at 11 a.m. Admission is free and open to all. Call 757-259-4055 for more information.

 

 

Sunday, Feb. 16:

-HAMPTON: Monster Jam comes to the Hampton Coliseum this weekend, featuring huge trucks – including Max-D, El Toro Loco, Iron Warrior, and more! Click here for tickets and information.

-HAMPTON: The Hampton Roads Convention Center hosts the World of Pets Expo Saturday and Sunday. Pet industry authorities will present seminars and demonstrations covering pet care and training topics. Pets are also welcome at the event. The expo runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and costs $9 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5 through 12.

-NORFOLK: Visit the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio for a free demonstration at noon. The glass demonstrations start at noon every day, Wednesday through Sunday

-NORFOLK: The HBCU Choral Festival is scheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday at the Wilder Center in Norfolk. Tickets cost $25 the day of the concert, which features choirs from Hampton University, Oakwood University, Virginia State University and the NSU Concert Choir.

-PORTSMOUTH: The Children’s Museum of Virginia is giving visitors a unique look inside tree houses. The traveling exhibit is on loan from Sciencenter – Ithaca, New York. Visitors can get a hands-on feel for tree-living in the indoor exhibit.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: If you’re looking for a laugh this weekend, head to the Virginia Beach Funny Bone. Comedian Brad Williams was on The Hampton Roads Show Friday – click here to watch the segment if you missed it! You can catch him through Sunday at the Funny Bone. Call 213-5555 for tickets and information.

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