Write and Publish a Book in One Session @ Pearl Bailey Library

Write and Publish a Book in One Session @ Pearl Bailey Library

Pearl Bailey Library (map)

This one hour session, led by author and storyteller Medel Williams, includes writing and creativity games, and writing prompts. Participants will also write their own book!
For ages 6-11

CNI Community Garden: Volunteer/Garden Management

CNI Community Garden: Volunteer/Garden Management

CNI Community Garden- next to Zion Baptist Church (map)

Community leaders will be on site to answer questions, and work with volunteers. To sign up or for more information, please contact:

  • Renee Foster: 757-615-3516

  • Travis Harris: 757-817-6888

  • Yugonda Sample-Jones: 757-755-0416

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Your Voice Matters- South District Town Hall Meeting

Your Voice Matters- South District Town Hall Meeting

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center (map)

Councilwoman Dr. Saundra Cherry hosts a monthly public meeting to update constituents on the latest happenings in the City of Newport News.

Garden Build Day!

Garden Build Day!

CNI Community Garden- next to Zion Baptist Church (map)

Join us as we build a shed and tables for families to enjoy! To sign up or for more information, please contact:

  • Renee Foster: 757-615-3516

  • Travis Harris: 757-817-6888

  • Yugonda Sample-Jones: 757-755-0416

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Junk & Treasure Bazaar

Junk & Treasure Bazaar

James A. Fields House (map)

“One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.” Bring your unwanted clothes, housewares, and more to sell at this event. There is no fee for vendors, but registration is required. Registration deadline is July 13. For more information or to obtain a registration form, contact saundracherryforcouncil@gmail.com or 757-532-7993.

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CNI Community Garden: Volunteer/Garden Management

CNI Community Garden: Volunteer/Garden Management

CNI Community Garden- next to Zion Baptist Church (map)

Community leaders will be on site to answer questions, and work with volunteers. To sign up or for more information, please contact:

  • Renee Foster: 757-615-3516

  • Travis Harris: 757-817-6888

  • Yugonda Sample-Jones: 757-755-0416

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CNI Community Garden: Volunteer/Garden Management

CNI Community Garden: Volunteer/Garden Management

CNI Community Garden- next to Zion Baptist Church (map)

Community leaders will be on site to answer questions, and work with volunteers. To sign up or for more information, please contact:

  • Renee Foster: 757-615-3516

  • Travis Harris: 757-817-6888

  • Yugonda Sample-Jones: 757-755-0416

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Summer Movie Series: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2018)

Summer Movie Series: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2018)

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center (map)

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center hosts its Summer Movie Series every Tuesday at 2 p.m. all summer long. Admission is free and popcorn is provided. These family films are for kids of all ages. Kids under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling. RSVP is appreciated but not required. To RSVP or for questions, contact Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center at 757-247-8950.


The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2018)

Rating: NR // Runtime: 107 minutes

The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the Lego universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman, and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and master building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

Health Screenings @ Ridley Health Clinic

Health Screenings @ Ridley Health Clinic

Ridley Health Clinic (map)

Health Education Day: Prior sign up is required. One-on-one sessions for weight, diabetes, and hypertension management.

Southeastern Virginia Health Systems and Virginia Department of Health host health screenings at the Ridley Health Clinic on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information or to register, please call 757-247-2806.

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Books and Bubbles Storytime

Books and Bubbles Storytime

Soaps-N-Suds (map)

Wash, rinse…read? You read it right. Join Newport News Public Library (NNPL) at Soaps n’ Suds for interactive storytime from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 3816 Chestnut Ave. NNPL is sponsoring this Early Literacy Center for the laundromat’s tiniest costumers and parents. Books, puppets, and a faux washer and dryer.! For more information, call 757-926-1350.

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CNI Community Garden: Volunteer/Garden Management

CNI Community Garden: Volunteer/Garden Management

CNI Community Garden- next to Zion Baptist Church (map)

Community leaders will be on site to answer questions, and work with volunteers. To sign up or for more information, please contact:

  • Renee Foster: 757-615-3516

  • Travis Harris: 757-817-6888

  • Yugonda Sample-Jones: 757-755-0416

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Educational Community Walk Through Ridley*

Educational Community Walk Through Ridley*

Lift & Connect Resource Center (map)

Community walks begin at the Lift & Connect Resource Center, 618 18th St.

To volunteer or for more information, contact Yugonda Sample-Jones at 757-755-0416 or yugonda.samplejones@hrcapinc.org.

*weather permitting

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CNI Community Garden: Volunteer/Family Game Night

CNI Community Garden: Volunteer/Family Game Night

CNI Community Garden- next to Zion Baptist Church (map)

Community leaders will be on site to answer questions, and work with volunteers. To sign up or for more information, please contact:

  • Renee Foster: 757-615-3516

  • Travis Harris: 757-817-6888

  • Yugonda Sample-Jones: 757-755-0416

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Teen & Tween Anime and Manga Club

Teen & Tween Anime and Manga Club

Pearl Bailey Library (map)

Pearl Bailey Library invites all tweens and teens ages 12-18 (18-year-olds must currently be attending high school) to join us for action-packed Anime screenings and mind-blowing Manga discussions the fourth Saturday every month. During some of our sessions, we will even have special activities such as Japanese culture, crafts, food, games, and origami.

Click here for more info: TICKETS

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CNI Community Garden: Volunteer/Garden Management

CNI Community Garden: Volunteer/Garden Management

CNI Community Garden- next to Zion Baptist Church (map)

Community leaders will be on site to answer questions, and work with volunteers. To sign up or for more information, please contact:

  • Renee Foster: 757-615-3516

  • Travis Harris: 757-817-6888

  • Yugonda Sample-Jones: 757-755-0416

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Summer Movie Series: How to Train Your Dragon: the Hidden World (2019)

Summer Movie Series: How to Train Your Dragon: the Hidden World (2019)

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center (map)

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center hosts its Summer Movie Series every Tuesday at 2 p.m. all summer long. Admission is free and popcorn is provided. These family films are for kids of all ages. Kids under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling. RSVP is appreciated but not required. To RSVP or for questions, contact Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center at 757-247-8950.


How to Train Your Dragon: the Hidden World (2019)

Rating: NR // Runtime: 110 minutes

The citizens of Berk face a dragon trafficker who threatens their peace, dragons, and friendships in the final installment of the fantasy trilogy.

CNI Community Garden: Volunteer/Grill Side Chat

CNI Community Garden: Volunteer/Grill Side Chat

CNI Community Garden- next to Zion Baptist Church (map)

Community leaders will be on site to answer questions, and work with volunteers. To sign up or for more information, please contact:

  • Renee Foster: 757-615-3516

  • Travis Harris: 757-817-6888

  • Yugonda Sample-Jones: 757-755-0416

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Health Screenings @ Ridley Health Clinic

Health Screenings @ Ridley Health Clinic

Ridley Health Clinic (map)

Shots for Tots: Prior sign-up is required. This event is for children from birth to 5 years of age. Free immunizations for children.

Southeastern Virginia Health Systems and Virginia Department of Health host health screenings at the Ridley Health Clinic on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information or to register, please call 757-247-2806.

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Community Walk Through Ridley*

Community Walk Through Ridley*

Lift & Connect Resource Center (map)

Community walks begin at the Lift & Connect Resource Center, 618 18th St.

To volunteer or for more information, contact Yugonda Sample-Jones at 757-755-0416 or yugonda.samplejones@hrcapinc.org.

*weather permitting

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TNCC Information Sessions

TNCC Information Sessions

C. Waldo Scott Center for HOPE (map)

The C. Waldo Scott Center for HOPE hosts Thomas Nelson Community College Information Sessions Thursdays from noon-2 p.m. beginning March 7-Aug. 1.

Come meet with Thomas Nelson’s Outreach Coordinator to get your questions answered! Apply on site for Certificate, Associate Degree, or Workforce Programs. For more information, contact Alyson LeMaster at lemastera@tncc.edu or call 757-283-7820 ext. 63532.

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Books and Bubbles Storytime

Books and Bubbles Storytime

Soaps-N-Suds (map)

Wash, rinse…read? You read it right. Join Newport News Public Library (NNPL) at Soaps n’ Suds for interactive storytime from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 3816 Chestnut Ave. NNPL is sponsoring this Early Literacy Center for the laundromat’s tiniest costumers and parents. Books, puppets, and a faux washer and dryer.! For more information, cal 757-926-1350.

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Summer Movie Series: Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018)

Summer Movie Series: Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018)

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center (map)

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center hosts its Summer Movie Series every Tuesday at 2 p.m. all summer long. Admission is free and popcorn is provided. These family films are for kids of all ages. Kids under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling. RSVP is appreciated but not required. To RSVP or for questions, contact Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center at 757-247-8950.


Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018)

Rating: PG // Runtime: 92 minutes

The teens realize they’re not “real” superheroes because there’s not a movie about them. The five friends vow to do something heroic enough to warrant a big-screen adaptation.

Summer Movie Series: Sherlock Gnomes (2018)

Summer Movie Series: Sherlock Gnomes (2018)

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center (map)

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center hosts its Summer Movie Series every Tuesday at 2 p.m. all summer long. Admission is free and popcorn is provided. These family films are for kids of all ages. Kids under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling. RSVP is appreciated but not required. To RSVP or for questions, contact Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center at 757-247-8950.


Sherlock Gnomes (2018)

Rating: PG // Runtime: 86 minutes

When garden decor starts going missing, Gnomeo and Juliet ask Sherlock Gnomes to take the case. This colorful crew of lawn ornaments must traverse London to save their fellow decorations from being smashed.

25 Mics Monthly Free Open Mic

25 Mics Monthly Free Open Mic

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center (map)

You are invited to this monthly free open mic on every 2nd Tuesday! Hosted by the incredible Nina Brewton, 25 Mics is a warm and welcoming space for anyone who loves and supports the arts. Whether you would like to perform or simply want to spectate, 25 Mics is an enjoyable and positive experience! This event is free and open to the public! RSVP is appreciated but not required!

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/25-mics-free-open-mic-registration-48376854474

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Your Voice Matters- South District Town Hall Meeting

Your Voice Matters- South District Town Hall Meeting

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center (map)

Councilwoman Dr. Saundra Cherry hosts a monthly public meeting to update constituents on the latest happenings in the City of Newport News.

Southeast Community Celebration 2019: Rare Essence Live in King-Lincoln Park

Southeast Community Celebration 2019: Rare Essence Live in King-Lincoln Park

King-Lincoln Park (map)

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center hosts the Southeast Community Celebration summer concert series. Enjoy the scenic sunset and free live music. Closing out the celebration is Rare Essence. This iconic Go-Go band will definitely make you move!

This event is free and open to the public. Blankets and chairs are permitted. No pets and no alcohol. In case of inclement weather, visit downing-gross.org for updates. For more information, call 757-926-1400.

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3rd Annual Back-to-School Drive @ C. Waldo Scott Center for HOPE

3rd Annual Back-to-School Drive @ C. Waldo Scott Center for HOPE

C. Waldo Scott Center for HOPE (map)

The C Waldo Scott Center for HOPE is giving away 300 backpacks with supplies, hair cuts and hairstyles (first come first serve), along with free food. Call 757-244-9223 for more information.

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Teen & Tween Anime and Manga Club

Teen & Tween Anime and Manga Club

Pearl Bailey Library (map)

Pearl Bailey Library invites all tweens and teens ages 12-18 (18-year-olds must currently be attending high school) to join us for action-packed Anime screenings and mind-blowing Manga discussions the fourth Saturday every month. During some of our sessions, we will even have special activities such as Japanese culture, crafts, food, games, and origami.

Click here for more info: TICKETS

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Your Voice Matters- South District Town Hall Meeting

Your Voice Matters- South District Town Hall Meeting

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center (map)

Councilwoman Dr. Saundra Cherry hosts a monthly public meeting to update constituents on the latest happenings in the City of Newport News.

Teen & Tween Anime and Manga Club

Teen & Tween Anime and Manga Club

Pearl Bailey Library (map)

Pearl Bailey Library invites all tweens and teens ages 12-18 (18-year-olds must currently be attending high school) to join us for action-packed Anime screenings and mind-blowing Manga discussions the fourth Saturday every month. During some of our sessions, we will even have special activities such as Japanese culture, crafts, food, games, and origami.

Click here for more info: TICKETS

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Teen & Tween Anime and Manga Club

Teen & Tween Anime and Manga Club

Pearl Bailey Library (map)

Pearl Bailey Library invites all tweens and teens ages 12-18 (18-year-olds must currently be attending high school) to join us for action-packed Anime screenings and mind-blowing Manga discussions the fourth Saturday every month. During some of our sessions, we will even have special activities such as Japanese culture, crafts, food, games, and origami.

Click here for more info: TICKETS

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Teen & Tween Anime and Manga Club

Teen & Tween Anime and Manga Club

Pearl Bailey Library (map)

Pearl Bailey Library invites all tweens and teens ages 12-18 (18-year-olds must currently be attending high school) to join us for action-packed Anime screenings and mind-blowing Manga discussions the fourth Saturday every month. During some of our sessions, we will even have special activities such as Japanese culture, crafts, food, games, and origami.

Click here for more info: TICKETS

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Teen & Tween Anime and Manga Club

Teen & Tween Anime and Manga Club

Pearl Bailey Library (map)

Pearl Bailey Library invites all tweens and teens ages 12-18 (18-year-olds must currently be attending high school) to join us for action-packed Anime screenings and mind-blowing Manga discussions the fourth Saturday every month. During some of our sessions, we will even have special activities such as Japanese culture, crafts, food, games, and origami.

Click here for more info: TICKETS

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