Fall festivals, Yorktown Victory Celebration, concerts and more events this week

The Poquoson Seafood Festival returns after a two-year pandemic hiatus, the family-friendly Boo Bash at the Beach is back and the Yorktown Victory Celebration kicks off Saturday.

There will be a number of fall festivals and special events this week. The Poquoson Seafood Festival returns this weekend after a two-year pandemic hiatus, Sly Clyde’s Coastal Virginia Cider Festival is back for a third year in Hampton and the family-friendly Boo Bash at The Beach is set to be held at Jamestown Beach Event Park.

Also on Saturday, the Yorktown Victory Celebration – featuring artillery firings, music and military programs – kicks off at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. On Sunday, those who appreciate history and cooking will enjoy a unique (and free!) Battle of the Chefs event at Watermen’s Museum in Yorktown.

On the music scene, you can catch Good Shot Judy at this season’s final Rhythms on the Riverwalk concert in Yorktown, and country artist Joe Nichols will star in the annual “Country for Kids” charity concert at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.

-Christin

Special Events

️ Friday, Oct. 14

  • Revel at Chowning’s Tavern – Chowning’s Tavern Garden (Colonial Williamsburg). Head to Chowning’s for an evening of 18th-century merrymaking. You never know who may stop by to share stories, converse, ignite a bit of treason or lead the room in boisterous song. 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

️ Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Yorktown Victory Celebration – American Revolution Museum at Yorktown (Yorktown). The 241st anniversary of America’s Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown will be celebrated at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown on Saturday, October 15. This special event will feature artillery firings, music and military programs. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in gallery exhibits, including the “Siege of Yorktown,” experiential theater and outdoor living-history programs. This event is included with general admission ($18 for adults, $9.00 for kids ages 6-12 and free for kids under 5). Residents of York County, James City County and the City of Williamsburg, including William & Mary students, receive free admission with proof of residency. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
  • Walk for Freedom 2022 – Midtown Row (Williamsburg). Walk for Freedom aims to raise global awareness and local action in the fight against human trafficking. Thousands of people across the globe will head to the streets to walk single-file while holding posters and handing out flyers. The event focuses on reaching people with the message of human trafficking and how to end it. Participants will walk down Richmond Road alongside Walk for Freedom advocates and fellow local anti-trafficking organizations. 9:00 – 11:00 am.
  • Seventh Annual 2022 ECW AutoFest – Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport (Williamsburg). The Seventh Annual 2022 ECW AutoFest will benefit the Historic Virginia Land Conservancy this year. This family-friendly event is free for spectators. The fundraiser car show has five categories: European Classic, European Modern, European Modified, Domestic, and Import/Other. There will also be raffle prizes, food and music. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
  • STEM Exploration Community Event – Brooks Crossing Innovation & Opportunity Center (Newport News). All are invited to a day full of STEM and fun during the 2nd Annual STEM Exploration Community Event. This family-friendly event will feature leaders and educators in the STEM industry, hands-on learning experiences and other activities. Free for individuals of all ages; minors must be accompanied by adults. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
  • Hampton Comicon – Hampton Roads Convention Center (Hampton). Come to Hampton Comicon for a full day of artists, celebrities, vendors, comic books, pop culture, cosplay, anime, board games and much more. There will be unique programming in the form of panels, contests, gaming and more. Admission is $25 for VIP membership and $10 for silver membership. Kids 10 and under are free. 10:30 am – 4:30 pm.
  • Coastal Virginia Cider Festival – Sly Clyde Ciderworks (Hampton). Sly Clyde’s Third Annual Coastal Virginia Cider Fest will feature Craft Cideries from throughout Virginia, food trucks, music, a craft fair featuring local vendors and lawn games. There will also be live music from 12:00 – 9:00 pm. There will be free entry to the grounds to enjoy the music, food trucks and fun activities. Tickets for unlimited tastes and a tasting glass are $45 in advance; $50 the day of. All attendees must be 21 with a valid ID to enter the grounds. 12:00 – 6:00 pm (music until 9:00).
  • Boo Bash at the Beach – Jamestown Beach Event Park (Williamsburg). Enjoy a fun, family-friendly day at the beach with a Halloween theme. There will be trick-or-treating, games, hands-on-activities, music, food for purchase, pumpkin carving and decorating (first-come, first-served while supplies last) and more. All ages are welcome; kids must be accompanied by an adult. Costumes are welcome (please no costume masks). Parking is $5 per car (cash or check only); pumpkin decorating is $5 per pumpkin. 1:00 – 4:00 pm.
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – McReynolds Athletic Complex (Yorktown). The Movies in the Park series returns with a screening of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001; PG). The movie begins at sunset. Bring chairs or a blanket for seating; concessions are available.

️ Sunday, Oct. 16

  • Battle of the Chefs – Watermen’s Museum (Yorktown). This event incorporates elements of the popular TV shows Iron Chef, Top Chef and Chopped. Each chef-led team will present three courses (an appetizer, entree and dessert) to judges and select members of the audience. At least three proteins that would have been eaten in the Revolutionary War era must be included! Each food will be scored by judges on taste, appearance and creativity. One team will represent the British forces and the other the American/French forces. 10:30 am – 5:00 pm. Free.

Multi-Day

  • Poquoson Seafood Festival – Poquoson Municipal Park (Poquoson). The Poquoson Seafood Festival returns in 2022 for its 40th anniversary after a two-year pandemic hiatus. The event marks the City of Poquoson’s annual salute to the working watermen of the Chesapeake Bay and life in a coastal city. There will be live music, fresh food and seafood, entertainment, arts and crafts, local vendors, work boat races, activities for all ages and more. Chairs and blankets are recommended for those who want to watch the live concerts. The festival is free to attend; parking is $10. The event will be held Friday, Oct. 14 (5:00 – 10:00 pm), Saturday, Oct. 15 (10:00 am – 9:00 pm) and Sunday, Oct. 16 (12:30 – 6:30 pm).
  • Disney On Ice Presents Frozen & Encanto – Hampton Coliseum (Hampton). Experience Disney’s Frozen and Encanto, brought to life on the ice. This event will be held Thursday, Oct. 13 (7:00 pm), Friday, Oct. 14 (7:00 pm), Saturday, Oct. 15 (11:00 am, 3:00 pm, and 7:00 pm) and Sunday, Oct. 16 (11:00 am and 3:00 pm). Tickets are $25 and up. See the website for details or to purchase tickets.
  • Lighting of the Cressets – Duke of Gloucester Street (Colonial Williamsburg). Colonial Williamsburg’s 18th-century streets will come alive at night with strolling musicians during the Lighting of the Cressets. This event is open to the public and will be held on select evenings throughout the month. This week, Lighting of the Cressets will take place on Thursday, Oct. 14, Friday, Oct. 15 and Saturday, Oct. 16, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

“Disney on Ice Presents Frozen and Encanto” will come to the Hampton Coliseum this week, with shows on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Live Music

️ Wednesday, Oct. 12

  • Dewey Decibel Concerts: Peninsula Concert Band – Williamsburg Library (Williamsburg). Enjoy a live performance by the Peninsula Concert Band. You’ll hear a variety of tunes, including classic, march and popular music. The band, which has been performing in the Tidewater area for seventy-two years, is comprised of volunteers. Free admission; no tickets required. 7:00 pm.

️ Thursday, Oct. 13

  • Organ Recital: Dr. JanEl Will – Bruton Parish Church (Williamsburg). Dr. JanEl Will, organist at Bruton Parish Church, will present a recital and hymn song at historic Bruton Parish Church. 8:00 – 9:00 pm.
  • Rhythms on the Riverwalk: Good Shot Judy – Riverwalk Landing (Yorktown). This week’s concert will feature local swing band Good Shot Judy. Be sure to bring blankets and chairs. Coolers are also permitted, and food trucks will be available. Free. 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

️ Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Historic Organ Recital: Rebecca Davy – Wren Chapel (Colonial Williamsburg). Experience a performance featuring the Historic English Chamber Organ, one of Colonial Williamsburg’s 18th-century instruments. This recital features Rebecca Davy, Music Director at Bruton Parish Church. 10:00 – 10:30 am.
  • Country for Kids With Joe Nichols – Hampton Roads Convention Center (Hampton). Country for Kids, presented by Old Point National Bank, returns to the Hampton Roads Convention Center on Saturday, Oct. 15. The concert will be held in the main ballroom on the second floor. This year’s featured performer is country superstar Joe Nichols. This annual charity concert benefits the Center for Child & Family Services, a non-profit organization that has been serving the community since 1943. Tickets are $20-$60.
  • Oboe, Organ & Harpsichord Recital – Bruton Parish Church (Colonial Williamsburg). You’ll enjoy a candlelight concert featuring oboe and organ music presented by Daniel Cho, Cristin Cho, and Melinda McKenzie, oboists from Hampton Roads, and Rebecca Davy on organ and harpsichord. Open to the public. 8:00 – 9:00 pm.

️ Sunday, Oct. 16

  • Live Acoustical Guitar Performance: Louis Vangieri – Gallery at York Hall (Yorktown). Hear a live acoustical guitar performance by local musician Louis Vangieri. 12:00 – 2:30 pm.
  • Open Door Concerts Series Presents: Invoke – Williamsburg Presbyterian Church (Williamsburg). Enjoy this free concert by Invoke Oct. 16, 2022 at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church (215 Richmond Road). Since their debut in 2015, Invoke continues to successfully dodge even the most valiant attempts at genre classification. Labeled a classical string quartet, the ensemble is equally comfortable exploring folk music on mandolin and banjo. For additional details, click here. 4:00 pm.
  • Hampton Roads Philharmonic – The American Theatre (Hampton). Hampton Roads Philharmonic is back for its tenth season at the American Theatre. The orchestra unites musicians from all walks of life – active and retired military, music teachers, students, senior citizens and more – who are brought together by a love of music. 2:30 – 5:00 pm. $20.

Country star Joe Nichols will perform at the “Country for Kids” concert at the Hampton Roads Convention Center on Saturday. The annual charity concert benefits the Center for Child & Family Services, a non-profit organization that has been serving the community since 1943. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)

History

️ Friday, Oct. 14

  • Civil War Lecture: Beware! Torpedo Boats – The Mariners’ Museum and Park (Newport News). Learn about how torpedo boats were developed to attack Union ships at night using spar torpedoes. This lecture will be presented by John V. Quarstein, Director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center. Cost is $1 for in-person guests (free for museum members) or free for virtual attendees. Advance registration is required whether you attend in person or online.
  • Victory and Alliance History Talk and Toast – Mobjack Bay (Yorktown). Celebrate the anniversary of the victory at Yorktown while learning about France’s valuable contributions to the victory. Tickets are $25 per person and include the talk and one glass of champagne. 5:00 – 6:00 pm.

️ Sunday, Oct. 16

  • British Invasion Walking Tour – Mobjack Bay Coffee (Yorktown). This tour includes stops at the original British fortifications, Lord Cornwallis’ headquarters and the locations and activities of the British troops. You’ll be introduced to the commander of the British Southern Arm, the Secretary of the Commonwealth, an enslaved spy and a French Continental General. Begins at Mobjack Bay. $15/person; children 12 and under are free. 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Theatre

️ Saturday, Oct. 15

  • DC’s Reflecting Fools – American Theatre (Hampton). DC’s Reflecting Fools – a new musical parody group created by the performers and co-writers from the legendary Capitol Steps – will hold up a mirror to today’s headlines. You’ll enjoy hilarious song parodies and reflections that are also thought-provoking – just in time for the looming mid-term elections. Tickets are $35- $45. 8:00 – 10:00 pm.

️ Sunday, Oct. 16

  • Virginia Choral Society Presents “Give My Regards to Broadway” – Hidenwood Presbyterian Church (Newport News). The Virginia Choral Society will take you on a journey of Broadway show tunes that will bring back memories, make you dance in your seat and tug at your heartstrings. 4:00 pm. Purchase online in advance for an early bird discount. Tickets are $12-$20; free for children 9 and under.

Art

️ Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Pumpkin Painting for Adults – Main Street Library (Newport News). Join an adult pumpkin painting contest on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Main Street Library. The library will provide the pumpkin and the paint. After you finish your masterpiece, it will be displayed at the entrance of the library until Oct. 23. The public will then be invited to vote for their favorite painted pumpkin. The winner will take home a giant bag of Halloween candy. 1:30 – 3:30 pm.

️ Multi-Day

  • Awesomely Autistic Art Show – The Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center (Newport News). This exhibit features works of art by local artists with autism. The annual program is presented in partnership with A Brighter Side to ASD. Suggested donation of $2 per person to visit the Newsome House. October 12 – November 12.
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibit – Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center (Newport News). The Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center welcomes back internationally acclaimed celebrity artist Jesse Raudales for National Hispanic Heritage Month. His work will be on display through October 21. See the website for additional information. Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (closed Sunday).
  • Gallery at York Hall Yorktown Art Exhibit: Chris Bonin – Gallery at York Hall (Yorktown). The September through October exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall features historian and artist Chris Bonin. Free. The gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sunday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

Outdoor Recreation

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Fall Foliage Pick Your Paddle – York River State Park (Williamsburg). Enjoy the scenic beauty of autumn as you explore the marsh by boat. Rental prices: Canoes $9 per person or $6 per person (family of 4 or more), Solo Kayak $16 per person, Tandem Kayak $22 per boat. Call the park office for fees and reservations. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.
  • Leaf A Long – York River State Park (Williamsburg). Join park staff for a one-mile hike that explores Virginia’s unique and diverse native tree species. Awareness of these trees helps increase our appreciation of the natural environment. Included with park admission. 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Sunday, Oct. 16

  • Sunset Paddle – York River State Park (Williamsburg). Top off your weekend with a scenic trip on the York River, where you’ll discover birds and other creatures that are active at sunset. See the website for canoe and kayak reservation details. 4:00 – 6:00 pm.

Films

️ Tuesday, Oct. 11

  • Art House Café Film Series: “Honeyland” – Williamsburg Library Theatre (Williamsburg). This film series brings an art house flavor to Tuesdays. You’ll also hear from special guests who are film experts, enjoy light refreshments and have a discussion after the film. This week’s featured film is the documentary Honeyland (2019; NR). 2:00 – 3:30 pm.

️ Thursday, Oct. 13

  • Throwback Thursday Film Series: “Fathom” – Williamsburg Library Theatre (Williamsburg). The Throwback Thursday Film Series, now in its 19th year, features a variety of classic movies for an adult audience. This week’s film is the light-hearted spy movie Fathom, featuring Raquel Welch (1967; NR). 2:00 pm.

Crafts

️ Thursday, Oct. 13

  • Loosely Knit Group – Grissom Library (Newport News). The Loosely Knit Group welcomes everyone interested in knitting and crocheting. You’ll be able to learn to knit or crochet, stitch for fun, create completed projects to donate to local organizations and/or craft homemade presents! This group meets every Thursday morning at Grissom Library from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.
  • Macabre Macrame – Pearl Bailey Library (Newport News). Adults 18 and over are invited to learn the basics of macrame. Using a few simple knots, you’ll turn thread into fun, spooky fall decorations. Registration is required. 6:00 pm.

Classes & Workshops

️ Monday, Oct. 10

  • Books That Changed Baseball – Stryker Center (Williamsburg). Local author Paul Aron will discuss several books that changed the way Americans think about baseball and even influenced the game itself. 2:00 pm.
  • English Conversation Group – Pearl Bailey Library (Newport News). If English is your second language and you wish you could practice your English skills, this 6-week language series is for you. The group will meet on Mondays at 5 pm, Oct. 3 – Nov. 7. No registration required. 5:00 – 6:00 pm.

️ Tuesday, Oct. 11

  • UnWINEding Origins: The History of Wine – Grissom Library (Newport News). This lecture, presented by Erika Cosme of the Mariners Museum and Park, will explore the earliest cultures that created wine and how it spread to become a drink enjoyed by the masses. For ages 18+; registration is required. 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

️ Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Authors’ Chat: Deanna Raybourn and Nicole Glover – Williamsburg Library (Williamsburg). Historical mystery and romance authors Deanna Raybourn (the Veronica Speedwell series) and Nicole Glover (The Conductors) will discuss their work, their similarities and their differences. 1:00 – 2:30 pm.

Practical ✔️

️ Wednesday, Oct. 12

  • We’re Hiring, Lifeguards! – James City County Recreation Center (Williamsburg). James City County is hosting open interviews for Lifeguards and Water Safety Instructors. Interested candidates ages 16 and over can stop by for an interview and swim test (if not certified already). Drop in between 5:00 – 7:00 pm. For more information, click here.

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Medicare Open Enrollment Options 2023 – Williamsburg Library (Williamsburg). This class provides a brief overview of Medicare plan types: Medicare Supplements and Medicare Advantages. You’ll learn how the market changes every year and how to navigate your decisions. 11:00 am – 1:30 pm.

Groups & Gatherings ‍♂️

Thursday, Oct. 13

  • Books and Beers Book Club – Come discuss a good book while enjoying great beer at NNPL’s Books and Beers book club. The group meets at Tradition Brewing Company at 6 p.m., every second Thursday of the month. October’s book is Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match. A limited number of copies will be reserved for those who register; call the library for more information. 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Williamsburg Friends of IANDS October Meeting Virtual. Williamsburg Friends of IANDS (International Association for Near-Death Studies) is a nonprofit organization that introduces the public to individuals who have had life-changing near-death experiences. This month’s featured speaker is Valerie Varan. Valerie, a nationally certified professional counselor and spiritual life coach, will present a talk on how we explain near-death and out-of-body experiences, spiritually-transformative experiences, past life memories, after-death or dream communications, manifestations, and other supposedly impossible events. See the organization’s website for more information, including Zoom meeting details. Free and open to the public. 11:00 am.

Just for Tweens & Teens

Monday, Oct. 10

  • Teen Anime Club – Tabb Library (Williamsburg). Middle and high school students are invited to join fellow Anime lovers for the first two episodes of an Anime show. Teens must have a Teen Program Permission Form on file to participate in this program. Register online. 6:00 – 7:00 pm.

️ Tuesday, Oct. 11

  • Teen Game Night – James City County Library (Williamsburg). Teens ages 13+ are invited to this tabletop & video gaming event. No registration required; just drop in. 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

️ Wednesday, Oct. 12

  • Teen Drop-In Craft – Tabb Library (Yorktown). Teens are welcome to drop into the teen area at Tabb to make a quick craft. This month’s featured craft will be Halloween-themed Perler bead projects.

Kids & Families

️ Monday, Oct. 10

  • Introduction to 3-D Printing – James City County Library (Williamsburg). Kids will learn about the basics of the 3-D printing process, including downloading a design file, preparing it to print with slicing software and setting up the printer. Participants will be able to choose from designs to slice and print. For ages 6-12. 6:30 pm.

️ Thursday, Oct. 13

  • Snuggle Stories: A Family Story Time – Tabb Library (Yorktown). This family storytime is for kids of all ages and a parent or caregiver. The program features stories, songs and a simple craft or activity. Kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. Registration not required. 7:00 – 7:30 pm.

️ Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Bookmobile FunFest: Jack’s Jungle – Abram Frink Jr. Community Center (Williamsburg). Kids will meet Jungle Jack and his amazing live animals. Shows begin at 11 and 12:15 pm, and more crafts and activities will be available between 10 am and 1 pm.

Multi-Day

  • Firefighter Story Time – Tabb Library (Yorktown). Preschool-aged children (2 1/2 to 5 years old) and their families are invited to this special Firefighter Story Time! York County firefighters will share their favorite stories to kick off Fire Prevention Week. Registration is required. 10:15 – 10:45 am. Tuesday, Oct. 11 & Friday, Oct. 14.
  • Hallow-Read 2022 – Williamsburg Regional Library (Williamsburg). The spooky season is upon us, and kids are invited to join in this fun reading challenge. They’ll log their reading to earn points and complete activities to unlock clues to a Halloween riddle. Those who unlock all clues and solve the riddle by Oct. 31 will earn a fun Halloween prize. Click here for more details.
  • Baby Stay and Play – Williamsburg Library (Williamsburg). Parents are invited to stay after storytime or just stop in for this playdate to chat with other caregivers while their baby plays. On the first Monday and Tuesday of every month, experts from Child Development Resources will be on hand to answer questions pertaining about infant development. Monday, Sept. 26 and Tuesday, Sept. 27, 10:15 am.
  • Baby Lapsit Storytime – Williamsburg Library and James City County Library. This story time program is especially for babies from birth to 18 months and their caregivers. It includes 15 minutes of songs, fingerplays and lap games. The same songs and activities will be featured every week to form a foundation for learning for your baby. This program is offered Mondays (Williamsburg Library) and Tuesdays (James City County Library) at 10:00 am throughout the fall.
  • Preschool Storytime – Williamsburg Library and James City County Library. Preschool Storytime is designed for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. It features stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other activities. This program is offered Mondays (James City County Library), Wednesdays (Williamsburg Library) and Thursdays (James City County Library) at 10:00 am throughout the fall.
  • Toddler Storytime – Williamsburg Library and James City County Library. Toddler Storytime is geared toward toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers. It features brief stories, rhymes, songs and other activities. This program is offered Tuesdays (Williamsburg Library) and Wednesdays (James City County Library) at 10:00 am throughout the fall.
  • Open Art Studio – James City County Library. Kids are invited to paint, draw, create and explore with a variety of materials in the Open Art Studio. This program is offered at the James City County Library from 1:00 – 7:00 pm Monday through Thursday, 1:00 – 5:00 pm Friday and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday.

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Newport News & Hampton

️ Monday, Oct. 10

  • Children’s Craft Table – Northampton Branch Library (Hampton). Kids are invited to stop by the library every week for a fun new craft. Crafts are available at any time while the library is open. 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

️ Tuesday, Oct. 11

  • Little Scientists – Pearl Bailey Library (Newport News). Kids ages 5-10 will learn and explore through hands-on scientific experiments and crafts. This month’s subject is Spiders. 5:00 – 6:00 pm.

️ Wednesday, Oct. 12

  • Young at Art – Grissom Library (Newport News). Kids ages 3-7 will create art together using various supplies and mediums. Participants should dress for a mess. This event is designed for caregiver participation. 11:00 am.
  • Listen to a Story with Mrs. Maria – Main Library (Hampton). Kids ages 2-10 are invited to listen to Mrs. Maria read two picture books every Wednesday for the month of September. This week’s books are The Teeny-Tiny Woman by Paul Galdone and Who’s That? by Kay Winters. 3:00 – 3:30 pm.
  • Outdoor Movie Night – Main Street Library (Newport News). This event has been rescheduled from last week. Families are invited to watch the movie “Clifford the Big Red Dog” outside in the Virginiana Garden. Light refreshments will be available. The movie will be shown in the library’s meeting room. 6:00 pm.

️ Thursday, Oct. 13

  • Homeschool Thursdays – Grissom Library (Newport News). This STEAM program for kids ages 5-11 is a great supplement to what kids are already learning at home. Registration is required. 10:30 am.
  • Storytime at Barnes & Noble – Barnes & Noble (Newport News). Storytime is back at Barnes & Noble in the Yoder Plaza Shopping Center (12170 Jefferson Avenue). Head over to the kids’ department every Thursday for In-Store Storytime. Children of all ages are welcome; no reservations are needed. 10:30 am.

️ Multi-Day

  • Babies in Bloom – Newport News Public Libraries. This interactive storytime offers a gentle introduction to the wonderful world of books and reading. For infants from birth through 23 months with a parent or caregiver. Registration is not required. This program is held Mondays at 10:30 am (Grissom Library), Wednesdays at 11:00 am (Pearl Bailey Library) and Thursdays at 10:15 am (Main Street Library).
  • Preschool Storytime – Grissom Library and Main Street Library (Newport News). Early literacy skills, including vocabulary and understanding the narrative, are reinforced during this interactive storytime. Parents and caregivers are welcome to observe, but children are encouraged to participate independently. For ages 4 through 5. Registration is not required. This program is held Tuesdays at 11:00 am at both Grissom Library and Main Street Library.
  • 2’s and 3’s Please – Grissom Library and Main Street Library (Newport News). This program for kids ages 2 through 3 combines early literacy elements in a highly interactive storytime. Books, songs and activities are used to help develop skills needed for school readiness. It’s held Tuesdays at 10:15 am at both Grissom Library and Main Street Library.

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