What's up this week in Hampton Roads?

Jon Meacham, Pulizter Prize winner and best-selling author of "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power," will speak about Jefferson tomorrow at Colonial Williamsburg. I'll be there, my pencil and wits (hopefully) sharpened, to bring you the scoop! For more information about this event, go to Colonial Williamsburg's website.


National Poetry Month is over, and if you've been following this blog and my column, you know we're deep in the middle of tabulating votes for our Daily Press Poet Laureate contest. We'll have results in the next several days.

In the meantime, as always, there's a lot going on in our community, like this upcoming poetry reading:

The Five Points Community Market will present poetry readings from Bob Kelly, Tory and Daneen Fox, and Judith Stevens and Jack Callan. The event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, May 12, 2 to 4 p.m.
Five Points Community Farm Market
2500 Church Street, Norfolk

Questions? Contact Jack Callan at 622-8721.


The Newport News Public Library System has just released its schedule of summer programs. As always, the folks at the library have packed their calendar full of things to do for all ages (from birth to adult), including reading programs, craft and theater events, and even live entertainment. (And I'm pretty sure I saw something called "Snakes Alive" planned for August!)

For a complete list of events and registration information, go to the library calendar page.


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