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Sandler Center Performances

January 10, 2017

The Sandler Center is a local treasure, as it offers a variety of performances throughout the year.

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via Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

Attending one of the entertainments is a nice way to liven up a wintry day or evening. Here is what the this month’s agenda holds.

January 13 is the date of the Bobby Bones Funny & Alone Comedy Tour. The comedian will regale the audience with stories about growing up in rural Arkansas. Showtime is at 8 p.m., and tickets are $30.50 at the door.

The Symphonicity: Lollipop Concert will be held on January 14. An afternoon of fun for children and their families, it will include face painting and other activities in addition to the concert. The show starts at 3 p.m., but guests are encouraged to come at 2 p.m., when children can learn about and touch musical instruments. Tickets are $8 on the day of the event.

Other upcoming events include a cello concert on January 16 and a folk dance performance on January 18. Jackie Robinson, a professional baseball player, will tell his heartwarming story on January 23. The center has something for everyone.

Stay With Us

Winter camping can be quite fun. We invite you to stay at Virginia Beach KOA in one of our cozy cabins, where you’ll find everything you need for a comfortable visit. Our getaway in the great outdoors provides a quiet place for rest and renewal. Book your spot at the website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information.

 

Winter Wildlife Festival

January 4, 2017

On January 20 to 22, Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation will present a Winter Wildlife Festival.

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via Winter Wildlife Festival 2017

The entertaining, educational event is a good opportunity to learn about the wildlife that make their abode in our area. Some of the excursions are already filled up, so check the website to book the ones in which you are most interested.

The Princess Anne Recreation Center will be the venue for the non-excursion part of the festival on January 21. Attendees can browse through environmental displays, attend workshops and see live animals. Children’s activities will be available at the neighboring library. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., you may also purchase eats from Ferg’s Missing Ingredient, a local food truck.

You may sign up for a birding workshop, Chesapeake Bay boat trip and waterfowl walk, as well as nature and close-up photography seminars. Other options include a Cape Henry Tour, owl prowls and a tram ride through the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, along with whale- and seal-spotting adventures. Some of the events are free, while others charge admission.

Stay With Us

Calling all serious winter campers!!! If you enjoy camping in chillier temps, then Virginia Beach KOA has a hot deal for you! Now through March 30, get a no-hookup tent site for only $20/night or a water/electric site for only $25/night plus tax. Not quite that brave?  Upgrade to a cozy camping cabin for only $35/night plus tax! Either way, we’ll throw in a free bundle of firewood to keep you warm. The maximum number of people is four per camping cabin and six per tent site. This discount is not available online. Call 800-562-4150 daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST and ask for the Winter Camper Hot Deal.

Tidewater RV Show

December 27, 2016

If you’ve been thinking of upgrading your RV, or if you just want to see the latest models, you’ll have an opportunity at the Tidewater RV Show on January 20 to 22.

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via 106.9 The FOX

Held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, the event will have exhibits of class A motorhomes, fifth wheels and truck campers, along with tent trailers and travel trailers. In addition, it will display products to make your traveling easier, as well as provide vacation destination information. The show is a must for anyone who enjoys rving. We will have a booth at the show, so be sure to stop by and pick up a free tote bag!

Hours are from noon to 8 p.m. on January 20, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on January 21 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 22. Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for military and $5 for children 12 years old and younger.

Stay With Us

If you’re hosting relatives or friends this holiday season, consider reducing your stress level by sending them to stay at Virginia Beach KOA in a cozy cabin or RV site.  They’ll get 25 percent off with your referral.  Similarly, if you’re a resident of Hampton Roads in Virginia, come for a nice holiday getaway and be sure to ask for the Hampton Roads residents’ discount of 25 percent off your entire stay.  These discounts are good for cabins or campsites, but there is a two-night minimum for Deluxe Cabin rentals with this special.

Both deals are good through January 3, 2017.   Book your spot at the website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information.

Horseback Riding on the Beach

December 16, 2016

Our area has an array of businesses that offer horseback riding, one of which is Virginia Beach Horseback. They provide guided rides that include instructions in how to control a horse. No experience is necessary.

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via VB Hot Deals

Between now and January 1, you can view the Festival of Lights from horseback. The rides start after sunset. Picture yourself riding along the beach while breathing in bracing salt air and feasting your eyes on sparkling decorations. The rate is $85 per person for one to two riders. It is located at 31st Street and the oceanfront.

Waterman’s Surfside Grill

If you’d like to stop for supper before or after your ride, Waterman’s Surfside Grill has a wonderful view of the water. They serve delicious food, and their orange crushes get rave reviews. The address is 415 Atlantic Avenue.

Stay With Us

If you’re hosting relatives or friends this holiday season, consider reducing your stress level by sending them to stay at Virginia Beach KOA in a cozy cabin or RV site.  They’ll get 25 percent off with your referral.  Similarly, if you’re a resident of Hampton Roads in Virginia, come for a nice holiday getaway and be sure to ask for the Hampton Roads residents’ discount of 25 percent off your entire stay.  These discounts are good for cabins or campsites, but there is a two-night minimum for Deluxe Cabin rentals with this special.

Both deals are good through January 3, 2017.   Book your spot at the website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information.

Create a Masterpiece

December 13, 2016

Here is something wonderfully different to do during Christmastime – create a masterpiece.

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via Visit Virginia Beach

On the evening of December 21, Woody McGee’s is offering a “Sip and Start” painting class. Depending on whether you are an old hand or a complete newbie, you can learn how to paint or pick up some helpful tips. You merely choose your desired size of canvas, and then an experienced artist will provide step-by-step instructions.

It should be a fun evening of getting in touch with your inner artist. If you enjoy it, this could be the start of a great hobby. Hours are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The address is 4356 Holland Road. Admission is $25 for an 11 x 14 canvas or $30 for a 16 x 20 canvas.

Stay With Us

If you’re hosting relatives or friends this holiday season, consider reducing your stress level by sending them to stay at Virginia Beach KOA in a cozy cabin or RV site.  They’ll get 25 percent off with your referral.  Similarly, if you’re a resident of Hampton Roads in Virginia, come for a nice holiday getaway and be sure to ask for the Hampton Roads residents’ discount of 25 percent off your entire stay.  These discounts are good for cabins or campsites, but there is a two-night minimum for Deluxe Cabin rentals with this special.

Both deals are good through January 3, 2017.   Book your spot at the website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information.

MacArthur on Ice

December 9, 2016

Have you ever been mesmerized as you watched the beauty and grace of figure skating competitions on TV?

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via The Virginian-Pilot

Even people who aren’t normally sports fans adore the artistry of gliding around an ice rink and choreographing movements to music. Whether you are an experienced skater or a first-timer, you can engage in this activity at the MacArthur Center between now and January 17. The 7,200-square-foot outdoor ice rink, which offers exhibitions and private lessons, is the perfect place for a family outing.

Don’t feel intimidated if you’ve never skated on ice. Who knows? You or your child might be the next Dorothy Hamill!

Admission is $7 with an additional $7 for skating rental. The address is 300 Monticello Avenue in nearby Norfolk. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Stay With Us

If you’re hosting relatives or friends this holiday season, consider reducing your stress level by sending them to stay at Virginia Beach KOA in a cozy cabin or RV site.  They’ll get 25 percent off with your referral.  Similarly, if you’re a resident of Hampton Roads in Virginia, come for a nice holiday getaway and be sure to ask for the Hampton Roads residents’ discount of 25 percent off your entire stay.  These discounts are good for cabins or campsites, but there is a two-night minimum for Deluxe Cabin rentals with this special.

Both deals are good through January 3, 2017.   Book your spot at the website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information.

Last Night on the Town

December 6, 2016

Virginia Beach is a fun place to celebrate New Year’s Eve, as the city is hosting a gala event called Last Night on the Town on December 31.

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via Everfest

The festivities start at 2 p.m. in the Pembroke Mall. Magical Solutions will entertain, a world-renowned escape artist will perform, and at 5 p.m. a balloon with drop.

That is only the beginning. Throughout the night, the Town Center will offer live music on several stages. The headline band is the nationally known artist Smash Mouth. Around midnight, a laser show, fireworks display and ball drop will usher in 2017.

Admission to all the activities is free, and food and beverages will be available for purchase. Merchants and restaurants will have specials to commemorate the new year.

Doc Taylor’s Restaurant

A favorite eatery among locals and visitors, Doc Taylor’s Restaurant would make a wonderful place to have breakfast, brunch or lunch. Try the Sweet Potato Pancakes for breakfast and the Flounder in a Bag or Cobb Salad for lunch. Eating on the sunporch is most pleasant.

Stay With Us

If you’re hosting relatives or friends this holiday season, consider reducing your stress level by sending them to stay at Virginia Beach KOA in a cozy cabin or RV site.  They’ll get 25 percent off with your referral.  Similarly, if you’re a resident of Hampton Roads in Virginia, come for a nice holiday getaway and be sure to ask for the Hampton Roads residents’ discount of 25 percent off your entire stay.  These discounts are good for cabins or campsites, but there is a two-night minimum for Deluxe Cabin rentals with this special.

Both deals are good through January 3, 2017.   Book your spot at the website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information.