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  1. Wear Blue: Run to Remember

    May 25, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Langley Speedway

    A Wear Blue: Run to Remember event will be held at Langley Speedway to honor our fallen service members on Memorial Day weekend. It is a free event open to the public to run, walk, push a stroller, etc. Every lap counts! Wear Blue: Run to Remember is a national nonprofit organization committed to building a running community that honors the service and sacrifice of the American military. It was founded by a military spouse whose husband died in service. Since its inception in 2010, more than 500,000 military members, family members, Gold Star families, veterans, retirees and civilians have participated in Wear Blue events.

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  2. Langley Speedway Race

    May 26, 2018, All Day @ Langley Speedway

    Langley Speedway holds car races nearly every Saturday.

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  3. Buckroe Beach Farmers Market

    May 26, 2018, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Buckroe Beach gazebo

    The Buckroe Beach Farmers Market is open each Saturday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., May 5 through Nov. 17. The market is closed June 2, July 21, Sept. 8 and Nov. 3. The June 9 market is a fitness market, Aug. 4 is a pet market, and Nov. 3 will be a beer festival instead. Vendors will be located on the grassy area surrounding the Buckroe Beach gazebo and will sell local produce, baked goods, sausage, seafood, jarred food items and more.

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  4. Schooner or Later — Downtown Hampton Block Party

    May 26, 2018, 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM @ Downtown Hampton at Queens Way

    Hear the best in yacht rock. The Downtown Hampton Block Party has become a summer series of massive community get-togethers on Queens Way for partiers and families who enjoy live outdoor music, complete with a children's area, food trucks, drink kiosks and vendors.

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  5. 2018 Groovin' by the Bay

    May 27, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Buckroe Beach and Park

    Groove on down to the best summer concert series, Groovin' by the Bay, featuring live bands every Sunday from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. Enjoy the best of oldies, R&B, beach, and a little funk.

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  6. WWE Live

    May 27, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Hampton Coliseum

    See all of your favorite WWE Superstars in action at Hampton Coliseum on Sunday, May 27, 2018.

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  7. Memorial Day Service at Hampton National Cemetery

    May 28, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Hampton National Cemetery

    Hampton National Cemetery will hold a Memorial Day ceremony. The federal holiday is observed on the last Monday of May to commemorate U.S. service members who died while on active duty.

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Hampton History Museum

  1. When the Computer Wore a Skirt: NASA's Human Computers

    January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM - June 1, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Hampton History Museum

    In 1935 a group of five women came to Langley to form a computer pool to process all the data coming in from wind tunnel and flight tests. It began as an experiment, but became something much bigger. By 1942, the human computers had become essential to operations. A memo that April stated: "The engineers admit themselves that the girl computers do the work more rapidly and accurately than they could." In the 1940’s Langley also began recruiting African-American women as human computers, but due to segregation laws these "West Area Computers" were kept separate from their white counterparts. This changed in the 1950s as NACA (later NASA) integrated and the “human computers” extended into the broader scientific community at NASA. By the 1960s they numbered in the hundreds. This exhibit features three of these pioneers: Dorothy Vaughan, Katherine Johnson, and Hampton native-Mary Jackson.

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