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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.