NewsChannel 3’s Weekend Events Blog: Free events around Hampton Roads

August 15, 2015 - garden totes



They contend another day, another dollar, and if you’re perplexing to save a few, check out these giveaway and fun events around Hampton Roads.

5th Annual Virginia Honey BEE Festival
Don’t we only love the hum of a bee? If you’re like me and we don’t, you’ll learn to this weekend! Join Norfolk Botanical Garden and a Beekeepers Guild of Southeast Virginia for a 5th annual Virginia Honey BEE Festival. Saturday, garden guest will suffer children’s activities, demonstrations, sugar bee products, handmade valuables and ceramics, refreshments, doorway prizes, live music, sugar samples, a dress march and most some-more starting during 10:00 a.m. ! The Honey Bee Festival is enclosed with Garden acknowledgment and will take place on a Baker Hall Visitor Center terrace. Plus, children that dress as a bee will accept a giveaway sugar stick. So, go out and experience a BUZZ!

6th Annual Health and Fun Fair
Get your life behind during a 6th annual Health and Fun Fair presented by a Hampton Roads Community Health Center a partial of a 2015 National Health Center Week. This peculiarity eventuality provides quality service features and tons of family fun including music, rebound house, giveaway food, face painting, line dancing, string candy machines, popcorn machines and more. There’s also a QA eventuality about a Affordable Care Act and FREE Health Screenings (Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Lead etc.) They also have a horde of vendors attending a Fair such as Anthem Health Keepers, Identa-Kid, Health Hypnosis Services, Tidewater Community College and more! This years satisfactory runs from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. during 664 Lincoln Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704. For some-more information visit:

Share a Health Expo
If a health satisfactory wasn’t crowded  of health tidbits for you, The Vitamin Shoppe is hosting a inhabitant eventuality to applaud healthy vital on Saturday, Aug 15 during participating stores. Want to know what’s even better? The initial 50 shoppers will accept a giveaway receptacle bag and a Vitamin Shoppe t-shirt. To find out if your area Shoppe is pity a health, revisit their website during 

World War II Commemoration
We’re nearing a 70th anniversary of a finish of World War II and this weekend a MacArthur Memorial is celebrating with a horde of events. Starting at 12:30 p.m. there will be a Masonic way by MacArthur Square and wreath-laying during General MacArthur’s grave in a MacArthur Memorial’s Rotunda. At 2 p.m., Christopher Kolakowski, MacArthur Memorial Director, will make a display in a Memorial’s Theater entitled “The First Eight Weeks: Douglas MacArthur and Japan, Aug 15 – Oct 15, 1945.” All events are giveaway and open to a public. For some-more information visit:

Spirit of “45” Wreath Laying
Parents, are your kids in need of a small lesson about a good country? You competence as good stay for a whole World War II decoration afterwards and learn them all about World War II as a Hampton Roads Naval Museum commemorates a ‘Spirit of ’45” spray laying Saturday. In 2010, Congress combined a “Spirit of ’45” decoration to respect a group and women of a World War II generation. The Hampton Roads Naval Museum will also reason a brief ceremony, along with a impulse of silence, during a spray laying. The rite will be conducted in a museum’s WWII gallery, located on a second building of Nauticus on a Norfolk waterfront. Admission is giveaway of charge. For information visit:

Back to School Bash
Get prepared for propagandize with sophistication. The Sophisticated Ladies, a village use classification for girls, is hosting an annual Back to School Bash Saturday from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. They’re assisting we get prepared for a propagandize year with FREE propagandize reserve and live entertainment. Meet a Sophisticated Ladies during 512 E Mercury Blvd in Hampton on Saturday, and assistance them assistance you!

AfroDogs Back to School Backpack Giveaway
Every year, teachers spend scarcely $600 on reserve for their students according to Help palliate that routine by removing your child prepared. Go collect adult a trek and other propagandize reserve Sunday afternoon in Portsmouth. Plus, kids eat giveaway while reserve last. And it’s from a AfroDogs…who doesn’t adore a name like that? Get right for school Sunday starting during 1:00 p.m. during Bayside Harley Davidson.

8th Annual Surfers Healing 5K Run/Walk
Get prepared on Saturday during all of a health fairs and get fit Sunday during a Oceanfront. The 8th annual Surfers Healing 5K sprints by a Virginia Beach Oceanfront during 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Beginning during 45th Street, a Run/Walk is an bid to lift supports for autism research. So get adult and practice for a cause. Click here to register.

13th Annual Wine, Women and Fishing Event
Ladies, go booze and sup Sunday night — we merit it. Men, we get to stay during home since this is a ladies-only event! The 13th annual Wine, Women Fishing (WWF) eventuality hosted by a Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation docks this Sunday during 5:00 p.m. The ladies-only fishing competition raises supports for breast cancer investigate during Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). To date, WWF has generated roughly $400,000 for EVMS. You’ll watch a flashy boats come in to a import hire as partial of a Crazy Crew contest, while enjoying good refreshments. The wharf celebration will underline booze tastings, a wordless auction, domestic products by internal artisans, and a scotch tasting. Enjoy booze and seafood with class! For some-more information visit:

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-McKinley Strother

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