“Students Run The Streets”, Spotlight for November

The Holidays are upon us. The time for family, friends, food and comfort. This time of year is also an excellent opportunity to give back to your community.

Each month, we will be spotlighting a local nonprofit organization. For November, we are excited to talk about ‘Students Run The Streets’. This program is a free after-school running club that works with middle and high school students in Hampton Roads. By using running, the students work with volunteer coaches and mentors, receive supplemental education and participate in 5 local running events throughout the school year.

Students Run the Streets was founded in 2016 and currently has teams at Huntington Middle School and Heritage High School. The program is 100% free for all students, relying solely on donor support. Students receive 2 pairs of running shoes, head-to-toe running outfit, 5 race entries, and more. The program currently has 30 students and they just completed their first race of the new school year.

The positive impact that is given to these children is remarkable. Not only do they excel in running, but their grades improve along with their self-confidence. This month, we are excited to help you learn more about Students Run The Streets. To read more about the program and donate directly, please visit their website by clicking here.

“Ladies Brunch” at James River Country Club

Saturday, November 18th, grab your girlfriends and get ready to enjoy ‘Ladies Brunch’ hosted by Riverside Health System.

This is an excellent opportunity to start your holiday shopping with local business owners. Enjoy live entertainment, great company, mimosas and other fun activities. There will be special guest hosts on hand to talk about the latest advances in women’s health.

Browse vendors from Young Living, Stella & Dot, Ellie Kai Clothing and more. Make sure to catch the exciting demo from Dolce Vita Salon to get your hair holiday party ready. Take advantage of a free yoga class, tennis clinic and a putting clinic (weather permitting). Enjoy live music from Matt Lockhart throughout the morning.

This event is from 10.30-1.30pm at the James River Country Club. Admission is $10. All proceeds made go to benefit Riverside Cancer Care Therapeutic and Supportive Services. Please RSVP by November 15th by clicking here.

“One Hot Havana Night Gala” to Benefit Local Boys & Girls Clubs

Join Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula for a fun-filled, ‘hot’ night in Havana. This event will take place Saturday, October 21st at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.

This year’s themed auction, ‘One Hot Havana Night,’ will feature a cigar roller, steel drummer, salsa dancers, and some of the hottest auction items on the Peninsula. Enjoy cocktail hour and browse hundreds of silent auction items before dinner. Experience exciting food stations inspired by Havana, bid on a brand new car, and enjoy a salsa dancing lesson!

All proceeds benefit members of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula. This year’s event is chaired by Tommy & Chrissy Garner and Scott & Tricia Russell.

For more information on our Club services and opportunities, visit www.bagclub.com.

“7th Annual Shag at the Foodbank” in Hampton

Thursday, September 28th, get ready to dance, dine and donate at the 7th Annual ‘Shag at the Foodbank’. This popular indoor/outdoor event is hosted by the Kiwanis Clubs of Division 13 and will take place at the Foodbank, located at 2401 Aluminum Ave. in Hampton.

Nixon Catering will be on site to serve all-you-can-eat seafood. Menu items include steamed shrimp, clams, crab bites, fried oysters, scallops, and pork BBQ. Bill Deal’s Original Rhondels will perform all evening. This event is from 5.30-8.30pm. Tickets purchased in advance are $40 per person and $50 at the door.

This year, the Kiwanis are having a canned tuna/chicken drive to stock the Foodbank shelves so make sure to bring some goodies. Proceeds directly impact literacy, health, recreation, family support, quality childcare, youth leadership development programs and reduce hunger throughout Hampton Roads.

For more info and to purchase tickets, visit shagatthefoodbank.com.

“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!