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  1. Charles Taylor Visual Arts Center closed

    February 27, 2019 - March 30, 2019 @ Charles Taylor Visual Arts Center

    The center will be closed for facility maintenance through Saturday, March 30. Classes will continue at The American Theatre until further notice. The "Artists Who Teach" exhibition will be on display from March 31 until April 28. Please come to the Arts Center on Sunday, March 31, at 2:30 p.m. for a joint celebration: We will welcome the "Artists Who Teach" exhibition with an Opening Reception and will say goodbye with a joyous retirement party to our long-tenured assistant gallery manager, Debbie Maida.

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  2. 9th annual Hampton Roads Tattoo Festival

    March 22, 2019, 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Hampton Roads Convention Center

    Come to the largest tattoo event in Virginia, presented by Folk City Tattoo and Twisted Ink magazine. See hundreds of tattoo artists and vendors all weekend. Hours are noon-11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; and noon-8 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $25 daily, $45 Weekend Pass, $35 Military Weekend Pass.

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  3. 9th annual Hampton Roads Tattoo Festival

    March 23, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM @ Hampton Roads Convention Center

    Come to the best tattoo event in Virginia, presented by Folk City Tattoo and Twisted Ink magazine. See hundreds of tattoo artists and vendors all weekend. Hours are noon-11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; and noon-8 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $25 daily, $45 Weekend Pass, $35 Military Weekend Pass.

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  4. The Jungle Book

    March 23, 2019, 11:00 AM @ The American Theatre

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  5. Phoebus dock grand opening celebration

    March 23, 2019, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Phoebus Dock

    Partnership for a New Phoebus and the City of Hampton will have a dock party and sock burning to christen the new floating dock for dinghies. There will be live entertainment, children’s activities, seafood and more. The dock at the end of Mellen Street was built by the city and is designed for use by both visitors and local residents. The event includes a sock-burning ceremony — a boating tradition that marks the return of spring. Attendees are invited to bring an old pair of socks to burn, as well as a pair of new socks to donate to the Salvation Army. The ribbon-cutting and sock-burning will be followed by a community festival. For more information, visit www.phoebusva.com and go to "events."

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  6. NEA Big Read Closing Block Party for 'Citizen: An American Lyric'

    March 23, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center

    This closing event showcases poetry, artwork, and responses to "Citizen: An American Lyric," by Claudia Rankine. There will be music, food and drinks, and entertainment throughout the evening. Before the closing event, join a community discussion about "Citizen." This powerful work covers topics such as race and identity through vignettes, short stories, essays, poetry, and artwork. Ages 13 and up are welcome. The Hampton Library and Citizens' Unity Commission want residents to come together for a series of book discussions that will end with a "reading block party" on March 23. It's all part of One City One Book, a unique reading program designed to promote literacy and build a sense of community. The program is part of The BIG READ, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest. For more information, call 757-727-1312.

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  7. 9th annual Hampton Roads Tattoo Festival

    March 24, 2019, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Hampton Roads Convention Center

    Come to the best tattoo event in Virginia, presented by Folk City Tattoo and Twisted Ink magazine. See hundreds of tattoo artists and vendors all weekend. Hours are noon-11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; and noon-8 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $25 daily, $45 Weekend Pass, $35 Military Weekend Pass.

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  8. "Black Angels Over Tuskegee"

    March 28, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Liberty Baptist Church

    Take in a show with a healthy dose of history built in with “Black Angels Over Tuskegee,” the Off-Broadway play about the famous World War II pilots. The play is presented at the invitation of the Tidewater Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. and Kid's Wish List. Meet the cast and some of the original Tuskegee Airmen afterward. Tickets are $20.

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  9. The Big Flea Market

    March 30, 2019, 9:00 AM - March 31, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Hampton Roads Convention Center

    The Big Flea Market returns to Hampton Roads. Get access to both days of vintage displays at the Hampton Roads Convention Center for $8 a ticket. Enjoy a wide assortment of classic paraphernalia.

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  10. Langley Speedway Opening Night Race

    March 30, 2019, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Langley Speedway

    Langley Speedway kicks off its 2019 season with the Pomoco Opening Night Race.

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  11. Avery*Sunshine

    March 30, 2019, 8:00 PM @ The American Theatre

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  12. Artists Who Teach Juried Exhibition 2019 opening day

    March 31, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Charles Taylor Visual Arts Center

    Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm and Saturday-Sunday, 1pm-5pm

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Libraries

  1. Drop in and Craft @ Willow Oaks Branch Library

    March 21, 2019, All Day @ Willow Oaks Branch Library

    Fun for all ages. Each month complete a different craft. Crafts include bookmark design, stamp art and clothespin puppets. No registration is required. This month's project is "Make Your Own Clothespin Puppet".

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  2. Book Sale @ Main Library

    March 22, 2019, All Day @ Hampton Public Library Main

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  3. Drop in and Craft @ Willow Oaks Branch Library

    March 22, 2019, All Day @ Willow Oaks Branch Library

    Fun for all ages. Each month complete a different craft. Crafts include bookmark design, stamp art and clothespin puppets. No registration is required. This month's project is "Make Your Own Clothespin Puppet".

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  4. Book Sale @ Main Library

    March 23, 2019, All Day @ Hampton Public Library Main

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  5. Drop in and Craft @ Willow Oaks Branch Library

    March 23, 2019, All Day @ Willow Oaks Branch Library

    Fun for all ages. Each month complete a different craft. Crafts include bookmark design, stamp art and clothespin puppets. No registration is required. This month's project is "Make Your Own Clothespin Puppet".

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  6. Adult Book Club @ Northampton Branch Library

    March 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Northampton Branch Library

    Join a lively group who enjoys a discussion about they book they have just read. Contact the branch to find out about this month's book selection. Hope to see you there!

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  7. Lego Club @ Main Library

    March 23, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Main Library

    For ages 12 and under. Come join us for a fun-filled Saturday afternoon with friends!

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  8. Book Sale @ Main Library

    March 24, 2019, All Day @ Hampton Public Library Main

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  9. Drop in and Craft @ Willow Oaks Branch Library

    March 24, 2019, All Day @ Willow Oaks Branch Library

    Fun for all ages. Each month complete a different craft. Crafts include bookmark design, stamp art and clothespin puppets. No registration is required. This month's project is "Make Your Own Clothespin Puppet".

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  10. Book Sale @ Main Library

    March 25, 2019, All Day @ Hampton Public Library Main

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  11. Book ClubTolkien Reading Day @ Willow Oaks Branch Library

    March 25, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Willow Oaks Branch Library

    Make new friends and read great books! Celebrate author J. R. R. Tolkien with a discussion of his life and works. In keeping with the hobbit tradition of seven daily meal times, tea and cookies will be served.

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  12. Babygarten @ Main Library

    March 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Main Library

    Babygarten is a program for babies and their caregivers that offers fun activities like singing, rhymes and movement followed by a group reading of a selected book. The second half of the program is a fun playtime for the babies. Please dress in comfortable clothes. Registration is required.

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  13. Resume Review Workshop @ Main Library

    March 26, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Main Library - Reference Department 2nd floor

    Need assistance creating or updating your resume? Join our workshop and receive the help you need to succeed! Registration is required. Please contact the reference desk for more information.

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  14. Toddler Storytime @ Main Library

    March 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM @ Main Library - Children's Department

    This program is fun and interactive to encourage a lifelong love of reading. Registration is required.

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  15. A Chapter Book Reading Time @ Northampton Branch Library

    March 27, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Northampton Branch Library

    Come to the branch and just relax and listen! "To Be Continued" is a chapter book reading time. We will read a chapter book aloud over a series of weeks and celebrate the end of the book with a project or activity.

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  16. Book to Film 2019 "The Children Act" @ Main Library

    March 27, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Main Library - Meeting Room B

    Read the novel by Ian McEwan on your own and then join us to watch and discuss the movie. This month's movie is "The Children Act". Enjoy light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Hampton Public Library.

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  17. Land on your Digital Feet (Computer Q&A) @ Main Library

    March 28, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Main Library - Computer Lab

    Feeling a lack of confidence at the computer? We may be able to give you a boost. Join us to get answers to a wide variety of computer-related topics. You can email the questions in advance of the class to hamptonpubliclibraryrefdesk@gmail.com. Sign up now to reserve a slot.

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  18. Adult Coloring Night and Crafting @ Main Library

    March 28, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Main Library Meeting Rooms A & B

    Stop by anytime between 6:00 PM and 8:30 PM for some fun coloring and crafting. All supplies are provided. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.

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Parks - Special Events

  1. Phoebus Dock Party

    March 23, 2019, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Phoebus Dinghy Dock

    The Partnership for a New Phoebus and the City of Hampton will host a dock party and sock burning on Saturday, March 23, from noon-5 p.m., to christen the new floating dock for dinghies. There will be live entertainment, children’s activities, seafood and more.

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