Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast will be hosting a summer camp open house. This event is open to all girls in grades 1-12 and their families, whether or not they are members of Girl Scouts. Families will be given a tour of everything that camp has to offer, including tents and cabins, boating docks, challenge course, archery range and so much more. From outdoor cooking...

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The Civil War in Smithfield: A Living History Weekend Saturday, March 23, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admittance is the price of General Admission ($8) Period vendors, living historians, demonstrations, and more can be found at this living history weekend at St. Luke's. Learn more about the Civil War's effect on the town of Smithfield...

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The Bluest Eye

Mar 23, 2019 - Mar 24, 2019

Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison’s first novel comes to life at the Wells Theatre. The Bluest Eye, directed by Khanisha Foster, follows the story of young Pecola in 1940’s Ohio who is pregnant at her father's hands. She is taken in by a loving family and cared for by brilliant and kind sisters, Frieda and Claudia. The character-driven play, both poetic...

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“Why Aren’t They Smiling” Lecture by Historian Carson Hudson, March 23, 2019 at 1 p.m. The experience of having your photograph taken was new and unique during the Civil War. Join Historian Carson Hudson in an illustrated lecture on an often misunderstood aspect of the conflict. Using period photographs, he explains the photographic process and cultural...

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NASA Moon Walk

Mar 23, 2019

On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”  Fifty years later, NASA engineer Richard Thompson will discuss the historic significance and technical achievements of that lunar landing and provide insight into NASA’s upcoming lunar missions. Guests also will enjoy “Apollo 11: Celebrating...

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Guest conductor Scott Yoo, Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Mexico City Philharmonic, takes the helm of this magnificent Mozart program.  Symphony No. 39 is the first of a set of three symphonies, and the last set he composed. Its opening is “so majestic that it so surprised even the coldest, most insensitive listener.” The program opens with the Overture to The...

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TICKETS GO ON SALE AUGUST 20TH! It is this drive to create music that has led the Leahy children to achieve so much, even at their young ages. Still all in elementary school, they are all accomplished multi-instrumentalists and released their first self-titled CD in December 2015. Live performances are filled with the high-energy, infectious Celtic-based music people associate with the...

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American Adventure at the VLM

Mar 23, 2019 - Apr 21, 2019

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Do you have what it takes to survive? Step back into history at the Virginia Living Museum to find out. In 1607, settlers landed on the shores of Virginia and called it home, creating the first permanent European settlement. Little did they know that fewer than half of them would survive the year in this new wilderness. Minotaur Mazes’ American Adventure takes visitors on an immersive,...

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Dolphin Discoveries

Mar 23, 2019 - May 26, 2019

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday and Saturday.

Join us for an unforgettable 90 minute excursion aboard the Atlantic Explorer in search of Virginia's most common and charismatic marine mammal, the bottlenose dolphin. Brown pelicans, bald eagles, and other sea birds are frequently sighted, along with sea turtles.

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