“Ladies Night Out by the Water” at Bull Island

Here is a Monday you can look forward to! The evening of August 28th, grab your girlfriends and head out to Bull Island Brewery for their ‘Ladies Night Out By The Water’. Hampton Roads Housewives’ is excited to present this ever-popular event.

It will be a great night for networking, shopping local vendors and learning about their featured non-profit organization, Students Run The Streets. Bull Island Brewery has a large selection of beers on tap as well as a full service kitchen. Vendors will be conducting raffles and giveaways all evening. This event is from 5.30-8.30pm.

Admission is free, but you are asked to RSVP at eventbrite.com/bull-island

“Whistle Belly 2017” in Williamsburg

Williamsburg is excited to host the ever-popular Whistle Belly 2017 Sunday, August 6th. Whistle Belly is a celebration of amazing food and drinks in honor of Virginia Craft Beer Month. The much-anticipated event was created by DoG Street Pub and proudly presented by the Junior Woman’s Club of Williamsburg.

Enjoy craft beer from over 30 breweries along with delicious food from DoG Street Pub, Trellis Bar & Grill, Blue Talon Bistro, Culture Cafe, and The Catering Company. Tickets include drinks and all-you-can-eat food for only $50. You can also save up to $10 by purchasing in advance. Get early access tickets to enjoy exclusive beers.

There will also be raffles with gifts from breweries and local businesses. Proceeds benefit local non-profits and scholarships to local high school students. This event will go on rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.

For more info and to purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com/whistle-belly.

“Emerging Leaders Society Kickoff” at Tradition

Attention good people, who want to do good, be good and teach good (and enjoy great beer). If you’re interested in helping those in need and want to learn from top leaders in your community, mark your calendars for Monday night at Tradition.

United Way of the Virginia Peninsula is excited to launch its new affinity group, The Emerging Leaders Society. This will be an excellent networking opportunity and an awesome chance to hear from some of our community’s most philanthropic leaders.

The event begins at 5pm with a social. From 5.30-6.30, enjoy speakers on the leadership panel and finish up with happy hour and networking at 6.30. Sliders food truck will be onsite all evening.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at eventbrite.com/emerging-leaders.

“Tiki Time Luau” at Paradise Ocean Club

This event has been cancelled.

Friday, June 23rd, mark your calendar for the best Luau Hampton has ever seen! Grab the flip-flops and Hawaiian shirts to party on the beach for a great cause. Students Run The Streets is a free, after-school running club that works with middle and high school students from Heritage and Huntington. Through exercise, mentorship, and supplemental education, they work to help every student achieve their personal best in all aspects of life.

This is the first year for the program, and the students absolutely love it. They were able to participate in the Christmas Town Dash, One-City Marathon, Chick-fil-A 5K, and Pirate Run 5K. This program provides the students with anything they need to run from shoes to clothes and water bottles.

The Luau themed event will take place at Paradise Ocean Club and feature live music, pool and beach access, and dinner. Enjoy all-you-can-eat hot dogs and hamburgers, sides, and one (nonalcoholic) drink. All proceeds made from this event will go to the organization.

Tidewater Drive band will begin performing at 6:30pm. Tickets are only $15. The event will be from 5-9pm, but you can print your ticket and come early if you want to enjoy the beach/pool all day.

You must purchase tickets online in advance at eventbrite.com/tiki-time. Aloha!

“Fridays at the Fountain” in Newport News

With summer, comes lots of concerts! Friday, June 2 will mark the first concert of the season for ‘Fridays at the Fountain’ in City Center. Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism will present the summer series until August 26th. Each Friday will feature a band, food trucks, drinks and children’s activities.

Enjoy the dance floor, lawn games and cornhole with your friends. This event is free and open to the public. Blankets and chairs are encouraged. Strickly Bizzness will kick-off the series June 2, from 6-9pm. All proceeds from beverage sales benefit local charities. Pets not permitted.

For more info and a list of bands, visit nnva.gov/Fridays-the-Fountain.

“Chick-Fil-A 5K/10K” at Mariners’ Museum

It’s almost time for those crazy cows again! Join Flat-Out Events May 27th for the 10th Anniversary of the Chick-Fil-A 5K/10K. This family-friendly event features a scenic course through the Mariners’ Museum and along the James River. Once you’ve conquered the race, enjoy the post-race celebration area featuring the Chick-Fil-A Family Fun Zone with crafts, a petting zoo, magicians, and a complimentary food item for all 5K/10K runners.

Bring the youngest runner in the family for the “Running of the Cows Fun Run” and run alongside the Chick-Fil-A cows. Dress up to show your cow spirit and have a blast! There will also be live music by the Joe Gosman Band. This year, there will be a couple of exciting surprises in store to celebrate the 10 year anniversary.

The Chick-Fil-A 5K/10K is managed by Flat-Out Events and supports the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank and Students Run the Streets.

For more info and to sign up, visit cfa5k.com.

“Jazz on the James” at Jamestown Settlement

Live jazz, food trucks, craft beer and fine wine on the river! Friday, May 19th, the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Inc. is excited to host ‘Jazz on the James”. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the James River while listening to local favorite, Good Shot Judy.

Tempt your tastebuds with Offbeats Eats by Two Drummers, FoodaTude, and Sinful Treats food trucks. Tickets purchased in advance are $25 and $35 at the door. Admission includes two complimentary drink tickets featuring craft beer from Virginia Beer Company and Alewerks, fine wine from Williamsburg Winery, and access to the food trucks. Valid ID is required to purchase tickets.

For more info, visit historyisfun.org/jazz-on-the-james.

“Blue, Brews, and BBQ Festival” at Riverwalk

Saturday, May 6th, ‘Blues, Brews and BBQ’ returns to Historic Yorktown for the Fourth Annual Festival on the River. Enjoy down-home blues musicians, incredible microbrew, outstanding BBQ, and other gourmet foods for purchase. This event takes place in Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown by the water.

Beautiful surroundings, great crowd and a wonderful time, all for a great cause. Proceeds will benefit The York Foundation for Public Education. Tasting tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. You may bring blankets or chairs for the designated seating area. No outside alcohol, coolers will be checked upon entry. This event is from 12-6pm.

For more info and to purchase tickets, visit villageevents.org.