Coliseum Central’s Whimsical Winter Wonderland presented by Sentara returns to the Hampton Coliseum (1000 Coliseum Drive) on November 18 from 12-5PM.
This FREE, festive celebration includes fun for the whole family. We are bringing back many of the activities from last year and are adding Princess Meet & Greets, axe throwing, enhanced games and interactive photo booths. This year’s event will also feature outdoor activities including an inflatable slide, maze and giant snowman, a petting zoo, and holiday-themed ponies.
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The 27th Annual Mayflower Marathon Holiday Food Drive, benefiting the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank, will take place November 17-19 in the Kroger (1050 W. Mercury Blvd.) parking lot. This 57 1/2 hour food drive will provide thousands of meals for families experiencing food insecurity in our community. It’s easy to give- simply drive through and donate without getting out of your vehicle. Volunteers will be on site to collect your food or monetary donations.
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Frankie Beverly & Maze
Legendary R&B group Frankie Beverly & Maze will be bringing their “I Wanna Thank You Tour” to the Hampton Coliseum (1000 Coliseum Drive) on November 25. They will be joined by special guests The Isley Brothers. Tickets are available at the Hampton Coliseum Box Office or at Ticketmaster.com. Click here for more information.
MADE Hoops Basketball Tournament
MADE Hoops will bring basketball teams from across the region to the Hampton Roads Convention Center (1610 Coliseum Drive) December 2-3. The East Winter Circuit features top teams in 5th-8th grades in the East Region. For more information, click here.
Hampton Roads Educators Credit Union Receives Grant
Hampton Roads Educators Credit Union (HRECU) (2130 Cunningham Drive) was awarded a $10,000 grant by the National Credit Union Administration. This grant will be used to implement additional features to improve HRECU member’s online experience.
Technical upgrades will allow for Video/Chat banking with members via the credit union website. In addition, the grant will fund an ATM Deposit Processing Software that will allow an automated release of deposits to members on holidays, after hours, or on weekends.
The upgrades will become available to members by the first of the year.
State of the City- Hampton
The State of the City – Hampton will take place Friday, December 8 from 11:30AM-1:30PM at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.
Bass Pro Shops Santa’s Wonderland
Bass Pros Shops (1972 Power Plant Parkway) kicks off Santa’s Wonderland on November 4 with a parade to welcome Santa to the store.
The event will feature tons of fun. Be sure to see Santa and receive a free 4×6 photo of your visit, stop by the Christmas Toy Shop, or mail your letter to Santa. There will also be giveaways while supplies last
Bass Pro Shops Santa’s Wonderland will run through December 24.
Upcoming Blood Drives
Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Drive
YMCA Health & Wellness Center
4001 Coliseum Drive
96 Coliseum Crossing
Peninsula Town Center
2300 Coliseum Drive
Riverside Psychiatric ER Ribbon Cutting
Riverside Health System held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the stand-alone Psychiatric Emergency Department at Riverside Mental Health & Recovery Center (2244 Executive Drive) on October 5. This 15,800 square-foot facility, the first of its kind in Virginia, is designed to provide immediate care to people in a mental health or addiction crisis. There are twenty treatment areas, with separate areas for adults and pediatrics, open community areas, sensory rooms, and secure outdoor areas designed for de-escalation, and on-site lab services.
Governor Glenn Youngkin and Mayor Donnie Tuck were on-hand to assist in the ribbon cutting. The facility will open to the community later this fall. For more information, click here.
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