JANUARY

Holiday Exhibition

December 8, 2006 - January 14, 2007

Celebrate the winter holidays in the Portlock Galleries at SoNo with a special exhibition highlighting the season.  Free.  For more information, call 757/502-4901.

 

APRIL

Great Dismal Swamp Stomp Half Marathon

April 14, 2007

Run along the new Great Dismal Swamp Trail with lush landscape and a straight, pancake-flat course to enhance the journey.  Registration required.  For more information, click on http://www.dismalswampstomp.com/ or call 757/373-4174.

 

MAY

Eastern Virginia Brass "Threshold to America"

May 17, 2007

An exciting and timely new work commissioned to commemorate Jamestown 2007 while showcasing the work of composer Leigh Baxter and poet Robert Arthur.  The professional chamber music ensemble has performed for a quarter century and will appear at the Chesapeake Central Library.  Free.  For more information, call 757/382-8571.

 

JUNE

Unbroken Circle: Unto the Generations

June 1 - July 1, 2007

On loan from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, an exhibition of 26 black-and-white photographs taken by Virginia artist Steven Wall are displayed at Portlock Galleries at SoNo.  Focused on the lives of Native American women from nine different nations, they celebrate the persistence and renewal of Native American traditions across the generations.  Free.  For more information, call 757/502-4901.

 

Of Natural Liberty and Independence: George Catlin's

Portraits of Native Americans

June 1 - July 1, 2007

Artist George Catlin's hand-colored etchings record the appearance and customs of Native Americans in this exhibition on loan from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts at Portlock Galleries at SoNo.  Free.  For more information, call 757/502-4901.

American Indian Festival

June 2-3, 2007

The 11th annual celebration features American Indian storytelling, traditional dancing and demonstrations with Native American fare in Chesapeake City Park.  Free.  For more information, call 757/382-6411.

 

SEPTEMBER

13th Annual Symphony Under the Stars

September 2, 2007

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra plays "Americana" classics in an al fresco tribute performance to America's 400th birthday at twilight on The Buddy Bagley Stage in Chesapeake City Park, followed by a spectacular fireworks display.  Free.  For more information, call 757/382-6411.

Civil War Days

September 8-9, 2007

History buffs revel in the Chesapeake Central Library's special showing of military encampments, cavalry, infantry, and artillery demonstrations and more.  Free.  Noted Civil War author Dr. E. Curtis Alexander also conducts ticketed Civil War site tours around town throughout the weekend. For more information, call 757/382-8577.

 

NOVEMBER

Chesapeake Heritage Arts Festival

November 4-5, 2007

Artistic skills and traditional crafts such as blacksmithing, candlemaking and spinning wool are highlighted by workshops, demonstrations, exhibitions and competitions for local artisans and guests.  A series of popular sheep dog trials also is featured at Chesapeake City Park.  Free.  For more information, call 757/382-6411.

 

DECEMBER

Battle of Great Bridge

December 1-2, 2007

Commemorate the Revolutionary War victory at Great Bridge during a living history event complete with costumed re-enactors and demonstrations on the Great Bridge "Bridge."  Great Bridge Lock Park represents the southernmost point of Capt. John Smith's travels.  Free.  For more information, call 757/382-6411.