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Things to do April 15 - 21, 2021

April 17th

 

History of the Park and Trees Guided Tour

The Mariners’ Park and Noland Trail - April 17; 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Connect with nature on a guided tour of The Mariners’ Park and the Noland Trail! This unique one-hour walking tour features an in-depth narrative of trees and plants, a history of the 550-acre Park and breathtaking views of the 167-acre Mariners’ Lake. More details to come, such as tour time, meeting location, registration information and more! FREE for Members. $1 per person for non-members. Limited Space Available. Reservations Required. 100 Museum Drive, 757-596-2222. Click here for more information.

 

 

Spring Native Plant Sale – Public Sale

Virginia Living Museum - April 17; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Choose from an incredible array of beautiful and unusual native plants for a variety of garden sites and styles, from wet ponds to dry rock gardens. Many of these are excellent plants for attracting butterflies, hummingbirds and other wildlife to your yard. The Virginia Living Museum’s horticulture staff holds this annual sale as a fund-raiser, but the real goal is to introduce the gardening public to the incredible variety of native plants that will do well in the landscape, and to educate gardeners about those which are better left in the wild. Native plants are good choices for area gardeners because such plants tolerate the area’s weather and serve as food and shelter for area wildlife, while also providing a good show in the garden. The sale will be held in the Conservation Garden and also will be held online. The Museum’s knowledgeable horticulture staff will be on hand to answer your questions, discuss the wildlife benefits of native plants and help with any particular gardening situations. All plants are nursery propagated and many are not yet available in the commercial nursery trade. Sale held rain or shine in the Museum’s Conservation Garden. Admission to the sale is free. 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, 757-595-1900. Click here for more information.

 

April 18th

 

Bird Walk

Newport News Park - April 18; 7 a.m.

Join other bird enthusiasts and enjoy viewing birds in their natural habitat. No experience necessary! The group meets in Picnic Area 1, behind the ranger station at Newport News Park, but may drive to other areas of the park during the program. Dress for the weather, bring water and hand sanitizer, and don't forget your binoculars! When you get home, share your best photos with us on Instagram. Use #nnvirtualbirdwalk and #nnparks for possible feature! You can also post them here in this event. Co-hosted by the Hampton Roads Bird Club. 13560 Jefferson Avenue, 757-888-3333. Click here for more information.

 

Spring Native Plant Sale – Public Sale

Virginia Living Museum - April 18; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Choose from an incredible array of beautiful and unusual native plants for a variety of garden sites and styles, from wet ponds to dry rock gardens. Many of these are excellent plants for attracting butterflies, hummingbirds and other wildlife to your yard. The Virginia Living Museum’s horticulture staff holds this annual sale as a fund-raiser, but the real goal is to introduce the gardening public to the incredible variety of native plants that will do well in the landscape, and to educate gardeners about those which are better left in the wild. Native plants are good choices for area gardeners because such plants tolerate the area’s weather and serve as food and shelter for area wildlife, while also providing a good show in the garden. The sale will be held in the Conservation Garden and also will be held online. The Museum’s knowledgeable horticulture staff will be on hand to answer your questions, discuss the wildlife benefits of native plants and help with any particular gardening situations. All plants are nursery propagated and many are not yet available in the commercial nursery trade. Sale held rain or shine in the Museum’s Conservation Garden. Admission to the sale is free. 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, 757-595-1900. Click here for more information.

 

April 19th

 

Maritime Mondays

The Mariner’s Museum and Park - April 19; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Hop online for a reading adventure every Monday! Fun for both children and caregivers, enjoy a book reading with Lauren T. Furey, manager of visitor engagement, and discover an interesting artifact from our Museum’s Collection! Designed for children from 18 months to 8 years, Lauren takes you and your little mariners on a journey to show how we are all connected to the world’s waters. Be sure to register in advance, and join us for a new book every week! FREE. Pre-registration is required. 100 Museum Drive, 757-596-2222. Click here for more information.

 

April 21st

 

Speakers’ Bureau: Ancient Greek Coinage

The Mariners’ Museum and Park  - April 21; 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Presented by Jennifer Hackney, material culture educator at The Mariners’ Museum and Park

Advance registration is required. Explore the history of ancient Greek coinage and dig into the Museum’s Collection for hidden treasures with Jennifer Hackney, material culture educator at The Mariners’ Museum. The Lydians produced the first known government minted coins around 625 BC, but it was soon after that Greeks followed suit. Explore the history and aesthetics of coinage specific to Ancient Greece while getting a closer look at some of the oldest items in the Museum’s Collection. There might even be a counterfeit coin in the mix! 100 Museum Drive, 757-596-2222. Click here for more information.

 

 

CONTINUING EVENTS

The Tribesman

Peninsula Community Theatre -  April 9 – April 25, 2021

Set in the fictional Holy Oak Penitentiary, The Tribesman is a spiritual warfare drama that explores topical themes reflective of the African-American experience. Serial killer Lee Jean suffers from multiple personalities. He believes the African tribal markings that he carves in the faces of his victims will protect his soul from evil spirits. He shares with psychologist Michael Archer, Ph.D. that all of his victims are his “tribe.” This play addresses diversity issues found in the culture and health care system of African Americans. Produced by special arrangement with Terrance Afer-Anderson. 10251 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601. Click here for more information.