Set Sail Near for a Day of Fun Near Willoughby at the 63rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Sports & Boat Show

January 25, 2016 2:45 pm

For Willoughby boaters or just boating enthusiasts, the 63rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Sports & Boat Show is a fun way to spend the weekend in Virginia Beach. This trade show gathers all of the major boat vendors under one roof (the roof of the Virginia Beach Convention Center, that is), and it gives area residents a chance to check out the latest 2016 models right after they're released.

With your admission to the 63rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Sports & Boat Show, you’ll gain access to exhibits from Golden Boat Lifts, the Great Bridge Fisherman’s Association, Marlin Marine Electronics, the Virginia Beach Police Department Special Operations Unit and many others. Learn about all aspects of the boating world, and check out great deals on last year's 2015 models from top boat manufacturers. Bring the kids along with you and they’ll enjoy face painting, fishing lessons and other kid-friendly activities. The whole family will enjoy learning about how much fun boating can be at the Mid-Atlantic Sports & Boat Show!

63rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Sports & Boat Show
Jan. 29-31, 2016
Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th St.
Virginia Beach VA 23451

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See Where the Birds Around Willoughby Go for the Winter at the Sixth Annual Winter Wildlife Festival

January 25, 2016 2:30 pm

Animals, birds and sea creatures must adapt their daily habits once winter weather rolls around, so if you’re interested in seeing how these creatures around Willoughby survive through the cold, visit the Sixth Annual Winter Wildlife Festival. This annual event gives residents a chance to check out the winter wildlife in Virginia Beach under the skilled guidance of area experts, and it's a great way to teach the kids about nature.

At this year’s Winter Wildlife Festival, adults and children alike will be able to follow bird activity and even feed native birds with the help of the Virginia Beach Audubon Society and the Virginia Department of Game. Pay a visit to the harbor seals near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, or bring the kids for arts and crafts from the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum. Walk-up workshops include topics like “Virginia’s Wildlife Action Plan” and “Choosing Binoculars for Nature Observation”, and there are day-long excursions around the area for bird watchers, photographers and nature enthusiasts of all skill levels.

Sixth Annual Winter Wildlife Festival
January 29-31, 2016
Princess Anne​​ Recreation Center
1400 Nimmo Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 385-4461

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Star Party/Laser Light Nights at the Virginia Living Museum: Direct Your Gaze Upward, Willoughby!

December 9, 2015 2:30 pm

Can't tell the Big Dipper from Orion's Belt? Consider attending star gazing sessions hosted by the Virginia Living Museum, not too far from Willoughby! During these sessions, which are offered free of charge and take place the second Saturday of every month, staff astronomers share their expertise and knowledge as participants peer through telescopes at the night sky.

The star gazing sessions begin at sundown and are followed directly by laser light shows ($3 for members, $6 for non-members) in the Abbitt Planetarium. A feast for the senses, the laser light shows are set to music and project colorful LED beams all around the planetarium's dome. Different music is offered depending on which show you attend, but we suggest attending the Holiday Show, to be held 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12. This particular laser show will be set to the tune of classic holiday songs!

Star Party/Laser Light Nights
Second Saturday of every month
Abbitt Planetarium at the Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd
Newport News, VA 23601

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