Showing posts from February, 2017

Cape Henry Lighthouse

Lighthouses must be one of the most beloved sights in all the world. The very thought of one conjures up a feeling of security, as you picture beams of light cast upon the water, guiding sailors to a safe harbor.

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Surely, over the course of decades and centuries, they must have saved many lives.

The original Cape Henry Lighthouse was built in 1792, and a second one was built in 1881. Visitors can tour the older building, and those who are in good physical condition can climb the steps to the top to feast their eyes on an amazing view. The attraction has many signs posted that provide historical information.

It is located on an active military base, so IDs are required and vehicles are inspected. The address is on Atlantic Avenue in Fort Story, Virginia. Open hours are from sunrise to sunset.

Momix: Open Cactus

On March 8, you can watch Momix: Open Cactus, which is a fas…

Paint at the Mermaid Factory

Need something to do on a chilly winter day? Visit the Mermaid Factory and paint a plaster of a dolphin or mermaid.

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A fee of $25 will provide you with a 12” figurine, as well as studio time and access to painting supplies. A glass of complimentary wine is included. After you are finished, the enterprise will put your masterpiece in a travel-safe box to take home. This creative endeavor will make a treasured souvenir of Virginia Beach to keep for yourself or give to a loved one.

Most people like to make something pretty with their hands, so you’re sure to enjoy the experience whether you are a child or senior adult. Walk-ins are welcome, but to be sure you get a spot, reservations are encouraged. Don’t worry if you’ve never painted ceramics because the staff will be happy to help. The address is 510 Laskin Road, which is on the corner of 31st and Holly.

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Hello Dolly!

Those of us who are above a certain age think that nothing can compare to the musicals of the ‘60s.

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The lovely songs woven into the fabric of a lighthearted story provide the most wonderful entertainment. Many of us have watched the same shows over and over down through the years, yet we never seem tire of them. Such is the case with Hello Dolly!, a play that will be presented at the Sandler Center on February 24 to 26.

The charming plot is set in turn-of-the century New York City. When the lead character Dolly Levi, a kindly but meddling widow, decides to seek someone with whom to share her life, she finds true love. The memorable songs include "It Only Takes a Moment," "Before the Parade Passes By," "Put on Your Sunday Clothes" and the title number, "Hello, Dolly!"

Admission ranges from $20 to $62. The address is 201 Market Street…

Decades Rewind

The 60s, 70s and 80s are considered 30 of the best years of the modern era of American music.

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You can enjoy hit songs from this time at Decades Rewind on February 24. An eight-piece band and six vocalists will take you on a musical journey that is enhanced with videography and costumes of the culture. After attending, you’ll be humming the tunes of the extravaganza for days to come.

Tickets range from $34 to $48, and hours of the show are from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. The location is the Harrison Opera House at 160 E Virginia Beach Boulevard in nearby Norfolk.

The Big Splurge

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, and many couples like to splurge on a special meal out on this occasion. Virginia Beach has many fine eateries, but an exceptional one is Salacia Prime Seafood and Steaks Restaurant. The food is amazing, the service is impeccable and the experience is unforgettable. We …