Things to Do: April

Smithfield Farmers Market Season begins this Saturday

Smithfield Farmers Market season opens THIS SATURDAY, April 1st and runs weekly through October. The market is open from 9 a.m. until noon each Saturday, with specialty markets throughout the year open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The market is held in the The Bank of Southside Virginia parking lot on Main Street in downtown Smithfield. Named one of the “101 Best Farmers Markets in America” by TheDailyMeal.com, Smithfield’s popular market offers tasty foods, baked

Six Generations have read the book…this one will sing it!

Smithfield Little Theatre presents “Little Women” April 28 – May 15, 2016 Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, “Little Women,” follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend Professor Bhaer tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself

Announcing a new category and more cash prizes for our photo contest!

BIG NEWS! Due to the wonderful response and the gorgeous photos we’ve received for this year’s photo contest, we are adding a new category and more cash prizes! CATEGORY #1 The Faces of Smithfield & Isle of Wight County Photos of people in Smithfield & Isle of Wight County  $150 Grand Prize NEW! $75 2nd Prize NEW! $50 3rd Prize CATEGORY #2 The Faces of our Parks & Recreation Photos of people enjoying our

Explore State Parks in Virginia Beach this Spring

Life moves quickly. With phone calls to answer, meetings to attend and emails to write, sometimes it seems impossible to put life on hold and get away from it all. The faster the train is moving, however, the more important it is to get off from time to time and explore the world outside the tracks. With over 4,000 acres of parks and national refuges, as well as 194 kilometers of waterways, Virginia Beach

FS1’s NASCAR Race Hub LIVE broadcast from Smithfield Foods Headquarters

Thursday, April 21 at 5:00 p.m., 200 Commerce Street in downtown Smithfield Smithfield Foods, sponsor of the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) race team, is bringing the excitement of racing to Smithfield, VA leading up to race weekend at their “home track,” Richmond International Raceway. FS1’s NASCAR Race Hub program, the most-watched NASCAR news and entertainment show on television, will broadcast LIVE from the Smithfield Foods’ headquarters from 5:00pm – 6:00pm – a first for

Another Cash Prize added to our 2016 Photo Contest!

  BIG NEWS! We’re adding a new category and an additional $100 cash prize to our 2016 Photo Contest. The theme is still “The Faces of Smithfield & Isle of Wight County,” but we will award the $100 to the image that best portrays these faces in one of the county’s many parks & sites: Nike, Camptown, Riverview and Robinson, Fort Boykin, Fort Huger, the Nike SK8 Park, OR enjoying one of our Parks

Art Exhibitions Shed Light on Endangered Species

Glass Wheel Studio April 7 – May 22 Glass Wheel Studio, a contemporary art facility in the heart of the Norfolk arts district, announces the launch of two new exhibitions that explore the interconnected relationships between humans and critically-endangered animals. On view April 7 – May 22, the exhibitions will feature works by Washington-based artist, Kelly O’Dell and Hampton Roads-based artist, April Taylor-Martin. Known for her exquisite, hot-sculpted glass forms, O’Dell’s newest body of

New Town Williamsburg Chalk Festival

The Annual New Town Chalk Art Festival led by nationally renowned Chalk Art Professional, Holland Winslow. Whether you are a professional, amateur, or young adult, enter to win cash and have a great time. Each year the artists and artists at heart follow a special theme. Prizes will be awarded at 4:30p.m. Food and drink will be available from local New Town restaurants. Fat Cat Productions will be the DJ all day long. From 12pm

Win $150! Enter our Facebook Photo Contest

We’re shaking things up a bit this year and holding our contest on Facebook. Our theme this year is “The Faces of Smithfield & Isle of Wight County.” As always, the image should include a setting unique to Smithfield & Isle of Wight County, but this time we’d like to see the shining faces of folks here – visitors and locals alike – enjoying all that we have to offer. To enter: Submit your

First Fridays Turn Downtown Norfolk into a Street Party

The fourth season of Downtown Norfolk Council’s First Fridays runs monthly through October from 5 pm to 8:30 pm with live music, food trucks, merchandise vendors and a beer garden with craft beer in an authentic Downtown setting. “We have an exciting line up of musical entertainment to appeal to all audiences,” said Mary Miller, president and CEO of Downtown Norfolk Council. “This series provides a dramatic backdrop to showcase our vibrant businesses and