“NinjaZone” Grand Opening Jan. 20th in Hampton

 The city of Hampton has more exciting news for children and adults alike! Saturday, January 20th, Mayor Tuck will formally “chop” the ribbon to signify the official opening of Gymnastics Inc.’s new NinjaZone.

The 6,500 sqft. NinjaZone is located right next door to Gymnastics Inc.’s current facility at 398 Salters Creek Road. With over 150 ninjas already enrolled, the NinjaZone at Gymnastics Inc. is already the talk of the town.

NinjaZone has  developed an athletic training curriculum to maximize all of a child’s ‘Ninja’ skills. It is inspired by the discipline from martial arts, coordination from gymnastics, strength and agility from obstacle course training, and creativity from parkour and free-running. Classes are led by highly qualified Ninja Coaches. The ribbon cutting will take place at 1pm Saturday.

For more info on NinjaZone, click here.

“HIP Innovative Studio Boutique in Port Warwick”

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THE coolest, most eclectic shop in Port Warwick has moved inside the Square!
As of December 1, 2017, HIP is now located inside Port Warwick, right beside Thaijindesu. New to the store will be Jolly Roasters, a coffee company offering pourovers, single origin coffee, nitro cold brew, espresso and handcrafted pastries. Jolly Roasters will officially be open for business January 3rd. They will also brew and sell Discover Teas onsite.
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HIP will continue to host awesome workshops such as chalk paint, macramé, metals/jewelry design and calligraphy. Beginning January 2018, the boutique welcomes catered events, live music and a nice open space for business meetings. In February, keep an eye out for the bourbon and chocolate tasting event!
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Be sure to look for the ‘Blooms & Brews’ workshop with Front Porch Flower Company. These events will feature coffee, teas and classes on how to create amazing flower arrangements. HIP is excited to host pop-ups, trunk shows and even more creative workshops in 2018.
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For more info on the new space and workshops, click here.

“Hip + Innovative Studio Boutique” in Port Warwick

This hidden gem definitely lives up to it’s business name. One of Port Warwick’s most recent additions, Hip + Innovative Studio Boutique is sure to have something for everyone.

Anna Hubbard is the beauty and the brains behind this wonderful idea. The studio offers workshops by local artists in metals/jewelry (texturizing, stamping, cold connections, coloring in metal), Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan, Fiber Arts (weaving, macrame, felting), Floral Design and more! Hip is the home for the Anna Hubbard Jewelry collection, as well as a wide selection of fine, handcrafted artisan products.

Original art and prints, stunning jewelry, scarves and bags line the walls throughout. I was most intrigued with the prominent passion that Anna has for art and her store. It was a great pleasure to visit and learn all about it.

Definitely check it out by visiting her site at hip757.com.

“Sunset Paddle Board” at Bell Isle

Bell Isle Marina and Beach Club is excited to announce another fun Thursday evening event. Beginning August 3, 2017, Sunset Paddle Board Tours will be available every Thursday starting at 7:15p. The tour will launch from the marina and take you on a relaxing journey to Factory Point and then back to the Isle after sunset.

The tour is adaptable to ALL skill levels. The maximum capacity of the group is 8 people.

For more info and to reserve your spot, visit https://www.facebook.com/BellIsleMarina/.

“Facebook Live Bourbon Tasting” with Ironclad

If you’re a fan of good bourbon and haven’t had the chance to try Virginia’s own Ironclad, here’s a perfect opportunity. Tuesday, August 1, Ironclad will host a ‘Facebook Live Bourbon Tasting’. This live broadcast will allow you to remain in the comfort of your own home (and favorite chair), and get to know the family behind the business.

Enjoy learning how to properly taste whiskey while the creators taste the latest batch of Ironclad Bourbon. You’ll also learn how to create a delicious summer cocktail with a behind-the-scenes peek at Ironclad’s future tasting room. Don’t miss it! Tune in from 6-7.15pm.

For more info, visit the Facebook Event Page.

“Paint Night and Social” at Bell Isle

If you’re like us, you’re probably sitting at your desk right now contemplating your upcoming weekend festivities. If so, be sure to include Bell Isle for this Saturday, July 15th. The Beach Club and Marina will host ‘Paint Night with Gary Fig’. The painting project will be a Bell Isle Sunset on Driftwood. There will also be a ‘social’ that evening featuring an art show, food, music, and wine.

Enjoy the beautiful views and try your hand at painting (with wine). Ticket prices are as follows: Marina members and boat owners $15; guest $45. Tickets include all paint supplies, instructions, wine, and snacks from 6-9pm. Non-painters may also attend to enjoy the music, food, and social event on the isle. Guest fee is $10 (paid at office upon arrival).

Tickets are required and can be purchased online at bellislemarinava.

“Art After Dark” at PFAC

Peninsula Fine Arts Center is excited to host another ‘Art After Dark’, a creative gathering of art, words, music, and more. The fun will take place Thursday, June 22nd from 5-8pm. This event is free and fun for all ages.

Activities include scavenger hunts and Hands-On For Kids Gallery for the littlest art-lovers. From 5-6pm, the event will feature readings from the Daily Press annual poetry contest. At 6pm, live music will begin by Donnie Kepley. There will be a cash bar with beer and wine. Peninsula Food Truck will be onsite serving up their always amazing dishes.

For more info, visit the Facebook Event Page.

“Children’s Festival of Friends” at Newport News Park

Saturday, May 6th, Newport News Parks and Recreation is excited to host the 28th Annual Children’s Festival of Friends. This always-popular festival will feature your children’s favorite book characters as well as animals from the Virginia Living Museum, Gum Tree Farm, and ZooPro.

There will be over 100 hands-on activities including crafts, pony rides, trackless train, tiki rock wall, moon bounce, obstacle course, and tennis. There will also be educational exhibits such as science experiments, gardening, and sheep-shearing.

This event takes place in Newport News Park from 10am-5pm. Festival admission and all activities are free. There is a $5 parking fee. Food vendors will be onsite.

For more info, visit the Facebook Event Page.