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March 2012 March 1 Downtown Hampton on Ice 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. and continues until March 4, 2012. Take to the Ice on the Peninsula’s only, covered, outdoor ice skating rink. Virginia Air and Space Center, 700 Settlers Landing Rd. (H) 727-0900 or www.vasc.org Tickle My Ears: Modern & Contemporary Galleries -10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. This unique storytelling program for pre-kindergarten children meets the first Friday of the month for stories and songs to help them appreciate art. Reservations are not necessary for individuals, but please call 333-6239 for group reservations. Chrysler Museum of Art, 245 W Olney Rd. (N) 664-6200 or www.chrysler.org

March 2 Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss: A Seussabration! 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Children ages 4-7 can celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a special storytime, games, cupcakes, Registration is required at www. nngov.com/library/custom/onlinereg or 591-4858. Main Street Library, Main Street, (NN) 591-4858

March 3-4 Free Admission Weekend 10 a.m. -4 p.m. with ARTventure Family Activity $2 for non-members on March 3 only. Enjoy the latest exhibits, gallery games and Hands On For Kids gallery. Peninsula Fine Arts Center, 101 Museum Dr.

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March 5 Decluttering and Organizing Paperwork 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Professional organizer Mary Frances Ballard will explain strategies for managing and organizing paperwork, retention guidelines for saving and storing papers, controlling incoming paper and maintaining paper flow for adults. Grissom Library, 366 DeShazor Dr. (NN) 369-3190

March 6 ZooTales 11 a.m. and continues every Tuesday. Enjoy story time at the zoo and meet an animal or two. Activity included with Zoo admission: $7 adults, $5 children 2-11, $6 seniors 62 and over, free to zoo members. Virginia Zoo, 3500 Granby St. (N) 441-2374, ext. 229 Paint Days 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Every Tuesday and Thursday. Paint your own picture in the Kids Gallery. Peninsula Fine Arts Center, 101 Museum Dr. (NN) 5968175 or www.pfac-va.org Behind-the-Scenes Tour at the Virginia Living Museum 3 p.m. and continues Tuesdays and Saturdays. Enjoy a guided by a member of our knowledgeable curatorial staff. The Virginia Living Museum, J. Clyde Morris Blvd. (NN) 599-1900 or www.thevlm.org Toddler Tuesdays 11 a.m. For ages 2 5 Children will explore animals through stories, songs and movement. Virginia Aquarium, 717 General Booth Blvd. (VB) 385-FISH or www.virginiaaquarium.com

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Winter Planetarium Shows varies times and continues Wednesdays to Sundays until March 30. Choose among four shows. Preschool age children will enjoy The Friendly Stars. For older kids take a tour of the current night sky in Virginia Skies. Learn the latest about Saturn in RingWorld 2 and the end of the Mayan calendar in 2012: The End of the World? NOT! Tickets $4 in addition to museum admission. Virginia Living Museum’s Abbitt Planetarium 1-2-3 Magic 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. and continues until March 28. This weekly nationally recognized video-based positive discipline technique program will teach parents how to correct negative behavior in children 2 to 12 years old, while encouraging positive behavior. Free class and childcare. First Baptist Church Newport News Educational Entrance, 12716 Warwick Blvd., (NN) 886-6511 or delores_price@bshsi.org

March 8 Discovery Days 11 a.m. Learn how every animal is important to the ecosystem. Virginia Aquarium, 717 General Booth Blvd. (VB) 385-FISH or www.virginiaaquarium.com

March 9 Tools of the Creative Mind Opening Reception and Exhibit 6 p.m.-8 p.m. An exhibition by students from the Governor’s School for the Arts, will be on display in the Changing Galleries for one month. Visual Arts students from the Governor’s School for the Arts respond to the theme of this exhibition with work of various media ranging from video to site specific sculpture. Hermitage Museum and Gardens, Hampton Boulevard, (N) 423-2052 or thehermitagemuseum.org

March 10 Star Party/Laser Light Shows various times. Free observing begins at sunset at the Virginia Living Museum. Explore the latest about the mighty gas planet Saturn in the “Ringworld” planetarium program at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy the stateof-the-art laser system that splashes

brilliant high-color LED laser light all across the entire surface of the planetarium dome. Laser U2 (family) at 8:30 p.m., Laser Zeppelin (hard rock) at 10 p.m. and Dark Side of the Moon at 11:30 p.m. All shows $6. Virginia Living Museum, J. Clyde Morris Boulevard (NN) 595-9135 or www.thevlm.org

March 10-11 BattleQuest 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Explore the Battle of Hampton Roads like never before with Ironclad BattleQuest, a fun interactive adventure for the entire family. During this year’s Battle of Hampton Roads weekend, Union and Confederate spies will abound as families explore the encampment, uncover secrets about the USS Monitor and CSS Virginia. The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Dr. (NN) 591-7716 or www. MarinersMuseum.org

March 11 Nature’s Road Show - What Is It Day? 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Bring your treasures to the Virginia Living Museum and we will try to identify them. This is your day to talk to museum staff members about your special finds. Please do not bring any suspected bird items. Virginia Living Museum, J. Clyde Morris Boulevard (NN) 595-9135 or www.thevlm.org

March 12 Break-Out Sessions for Jobseekers 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Teens and adults can get assistance with creating an email account, designing a resume or completion of an online application on the second Monday of each month, excluding holidays. Pearl Bailey Library, Wickham Avenue (NN) 247-8677

March 13 Board Games and Chocolate! 5 p.m.6:30 p.m. The title says it all. Teens ages 12-18. Princess Anne Area Library, 1444 Nimmo Pkwy. (VB) 385-2610

March 14 Story and a Walk 10 a.m. Enjoy a story and a nature walk with a Park Ranger. Continues every second Wednesday of

the month. Newport News Park, 13560 Jefferson Ave. (NN) 888-3333 or www. nnparks.com

March 15 St. Patrick’s Day Crafting 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Make St. Patrick’s Day crafts to take home! For school-age and tweens children. Park Place Branch Library, 620 W. 29th St. (N) 664-7330

March 16 Shamrockin’ in Ghent 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Enjoy The Pipes & Drums of the Newport News Police, Glasgow Kiss, Barleyjuice, and the Deloreans. Food and beverage will be for sale. Colley Avenue between Shirley Avenue and Gates Avenue (N) 625-6160 or www.hope-house.org Stroller Tours 1 p.m. Stroll and roll into our galleries on the third Friday of the month for a guided tour of the Museum and engaging adult conversation. Adults and their young children (under the age of 18 months) are welcome. Free. Chrysler Museum of Art, 245 W Olney Rd. (N) 664-6200 or www. chrysler.org

March 17 ShamROCK ‘N ROLL 5 p.m.-10 p.m. This is your first chance to shake off that cabin fever and get your green on. Spend this St. Patrick’s Day at the beautiful outdoor setting. TowneBank Fountain Park, Waterside Drive, (N) 4412345 or festevents.org. Story time 10 a.m. The third Saturday of the month is story time at the Virginia Living Museum. Hear “The Wide Mouth Frog” by Rex Schneider and see a live animal. Recommended for ages 2 and above. 10 a.m. Included in museum admission.

March 17-18 Military Through the Ages 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. - Hundreds of re-enactors join with the Virginia Army National Guard to present centuries of military history in one weekend. Re-enactors demonstrate a variety of weapons and military tactics, field communication and medical treatment. Admission is $15.50 for adults and $7.25 for ages 6-12. Chil-


dren under 6 are free. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Jamestown Settlement, State Route 31, (JCC) 253-4838, or www.historyisfun.org.

March 19 Toddler Time 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Continues most Mondays. Is your child too old for Babygarten but not quite ready for Preschool Storytime? Then this is the program for you! Toddler Time is perfectly crafted for your two-to-threeyear-old, and combines three elements toddlers love: stories, playing and singing! Registration is not required. Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library, 111 W. Ocean View Ave. (N) 441-1750

March 20 The Blue Realm - Shark Business Various times. New in CineMuse Hi-Def Cinema. Shark Business unravels some of the mysteries with sharks with controversial behaviorist Dr. Erich Ritter. Witness divers testing the limits of sharkhuman interaction outside of cages. Nauticus, 1 Waterside Dr. (N) 664-1001

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Wednesday Weekly Story Time 10:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, a craft and cookies every Wednesday. Barnes and Noble Bookstore, 12170 Jefferson Ave. (NN) 249-2488

Tales to Tails 11 a.m. Dogs love books too! NPL invites school-aged children to practice their reading skills by sharing stories with our book-loving therapy dogs. Registration and parental consent is required. Larchmont Branch Library, 6525 Hampton Blvd. (N) 441-5335

Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs 5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Call to register. Grades K-5. Kempsville Area Library, Kempsville Rd. (VB 385-2627

March 22 Teen Advisory Committee 7 p.m.- 8 p.m. Teens ages 12-18 who want to be more involved in the Library and the services it provides to teens, who want to provide input about the Library’s teen programs and who need Community Service hours are encouraged to join. Registration is required at www.nngov.com/library/ custom/onlinereg or 369-3190, Grissom Library, 366 DeShazor Dr. (NN) 369-3190

March 23 Homework Help 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. We can provide help in all subjects and can assist with projects. Students of all ages welcome. Horace C. Downing Branch Library, 555 E. Liberty St. (NN) 441-1968

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March 25 Step Up Stair Climbing Competition 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Adults and children ages 8 and over can participate in either a noncompetitive or competitive category. Competitive climbers have the option of climbing 25, 50, or 100 flights of stairs. First, second, and third place prizes are awarded to the fastest competitive climbers in their age categories. Dominion Tower, 999 Waterside Dr. (N) 622-7017 or www.theupcenter.org

March 27 Free Family Film Night 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. Enjoy a free movie with friends and family. Larchmont Branch Library, 6525 Hampton Bld. (N) 441-5335

March 28 Teen Urban Lit Book Club 4:30 p.m.5:30 p.m. Teens ages 12-18 can meet to discuss the urban lit book, “Hunger Games,” Pearl Bailey Library, Wickham Avenue (NN) 247-8677

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March 30 Warm Up With Winter Art Spend a relaxing day enjoy works from five local artists. The Gallery at East Beach, 9559 Shore Dr. (N) 351-0400

March 31 Celebrate Bees 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Get a lose-up look at the activity inside museum’s live honeybee hive. Discover the critical role that honeybees and other native bees play in pollination. Learn about the devastating widespread honeybee decline and find out what you can do to help. See different species of bees and bee mimics from museum collections and create BEE-utiful crafts to take home. A local beekeeper will be on hand to share information about keeping honeybees. Films will be shown. The Virginia Living Museum, J. Clyde Morris Blvd. (NN) 599-1900 or www.thevlm.org

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Tidewater Parent March 2012