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    April 1 - November 30 @ Elmwood Cemetery

    NORFOLK SOCIETY FOR CEMETERY CONSERVATION (NSCC) VOLUNTEER WORKDAYS: Tasks include landscape maintenance, beautification projects, and monument restoration and cleaning. Check calendar for more info:

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  2. Dance Theatre of Harlem Exhibit

    April 15 - May 7 @ Slover Library

    Slover Library Foundation and Virginia Arts Festival are pleased to present: Dance Theatre of Harlem From Black and White to Living Color, on view from April 15 to May 7, 2019 at Slover Library in Norfolk. This exhibition chronicles the first fifty-years of Dance Theatre of Harlem, the legendary ballet company and school based in Harlem, New York. Curated by former Dance Theatre of Harlem dancer Judy Tyrus, Dance Theatre of Harlem From Black and White to Living Color displays sixty-three photographs from the company’s archive, some never seen before, in black and white and in color.

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  3. May Membership Swap

    May 1, 9:00 AM - May 31, 5:00 PM

    The Virginia Zoo and The Mariners’ Museum and Park are swapping members for the month of May. Please visit the Zoo's website for more details.

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  4. Dance Theatre of Harlem

    May 3 - May 5 @ Chrysler Hall

    This internationally acclaimed, history-making company returns to the Virginia Arts Festival with a dazzling program that includes a world premiere commissioned by the Festival and the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution. The new ballet is being created by Claudia Schreier, an award-winning young choreographer who has drawn attention and commissions for new work from American Ballet Theatre, the Vail Dance Festival, and more. Join the celebration of Dance Theatre of Harlem’s historic 50th season, and be among the first to see this new work!

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  5. TRDance Spring Concert Series

    May 3 - May 5 @ Benjack Studio Theatre

    This concert will feature historical repertoire in Modern Dance as well as new works choreographed by Artistic Director Todd Rosenlieb and former Company member Janelle Spruill.

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  6. 2019 Annual Spring Plant Sale

    May 3, 8:00 AM - May 5, 5:00 PM @ Norfolk Botanical Garden

    Our annual SPRING PLANT SALE has long been known throughout the region as one of the best places to pick up unusual plants at great prices. This year is no exception, with a bumper crop of some of the best-looking plants to date. You’ll find a wide variety of plants from the rare and unusual, to your favorites that thrive in the Coastal Virginia region. The entire Horticulture Staff will be on hand to give expert help to customers.

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  7. MATE Mid-Atlantic Regional Underwater Robotics Competition

    May 4, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Old Dominion University Recreation & Wellness Center

    MATE Mid-Atlantic Regional Underwater Robotics Competition. Watch teams of local students from elementary, middle school, high school, homeschool, and community colleges compete to see who can design the best ROV.

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  8. 13th Annual Spring Town Point Virginia Wine Festival

    May 4, 11:00 AM - May 5, 6:00 PM @ TowneBank Fountain Park

    Norfolk Festevents will kick off the 2019 season of Events with the Spring Wine Festival! In its 13th year, the Spring Wine Festival continues to be a guest favorite and an award-winning event. More than 30 Virginia wineries participate making it one of the largest wine festivals in Virginia.

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    May 4, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Elmwood Cemetery

    Join tour guide Shannon Stafford as he deciphers the secret language of Victorian headstone symbols and statues of Elmwood Cemetery.

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  10. Tides vs Charlotte Knights

    May 4, 7:05 PM - 10:05 PM @ Harbor Park

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Community/Neighborhood Event

  1. Team Up to Clean Up the ERT!

    May 4, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Elizabeth River Trail

    Hit the Trail to help Keep Norfolk Beautiful! Help us celebrate Keep Norfolk Beautiful Day by participating in a cleanup along Norfolk’s iconic 10.5-mile Elizabeth River Trail. • All ages are welcome! • Supplies will be provided on-site. • Spend the afternoon with us in Chelsea! • Register to volunteer at

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  2. Day for People with disABILITIES

    May 4, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Virginia Zoological Park

    FREE for people with disABILITIES and one caregiver. Chat with vendors, explore the Safety Expo and enjoy onsite entertainment from the TR Dance Studio, Hurrah Players and TRC Dance Mix. American Sign Language interpreter provided. #D4PW

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  3. Norview's Community Day Health Fair

    May 4, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Norview Community Center

    It is our mission here at Norview that we connect with as many members of our community as possible. Come out and have a great time with several community advocates as well as light refreshments. Let’s start this great tradition!

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  4. Transforming Unifying Recognizing Norfolk Teens

    May 4, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Huntersville Community Center

    In partnership with Norfolk Recreation, Parks and Open Space (RPOS) and local community and high school coaches, #TURNT (previously named Coach's Corner) is a mentor program for youth ages 10 to 16. The program core service areas include cultural enrichment, physical fitness, social enhancement, personal development and life skills, in a fun and interactive environment. Former Head Coach Larry Stepney, BTW H.S. Football Head Coach Brandon Plumber, Maury H.S. Basketball (2019 State Champions) Lunch and Transportation: Provided by RPOS staff; pick-up and drop-off available at participating recreation centers.

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