Origami a Fall Workshop

Portsmouth Senior Station 3500 Clifford St, Portsmouth, VA

Rich Gray is a paper artist in Norfolk, Virginia whose primary focus is on origami and hand papermaking. He started doing origami as a teenager and was later inspired by the handmade papers he saw in Japan. Rich teaches workshops for adults and children.

With a Song in your Heart featuring Charlie O”Dowd

Hampton Public Library 4207 Victoria Blvd, Hampton, VA

With A Song In Your Heart - Charlie O’Dowd   It’s always a good time to sing a song, to hum a tune. With A Song In Your Heart is an invitation to EVERYONE to enjoy songs that brighten their spirits, that glow with their joy and uplift them when they’re down ! Charlie O’Dowd will serenade old and young with classic kid songs, show tunes, and jazz standards. “I sing Acapella to encourage YOU to sing whenever - without the need of a piano or a guitar to back you up - in the car, in the grocery store -…

Visual Arts

VersAbility Resources Newport News,

Amanda Wallace is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, where she majored in painting and printmaking before earning her Masters of Fine Arts from Goddard College.

Pour and Paint with Kerri Caldwell

Ability Center of Virginia 5825 Arrowhead Dr, Suite 201, Virginia Beach, VA

I discovered my passion for using creative outlets when I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2015 and was unable to work because I was in and out of hospitals so much. Being creative with my hands was the outlet I needed to process this life change.

Public Event Alert! Origami Christmas Ornament Workshop with Rich Gray

City of Chesapeake TBD

Rich Gray is a paper artist in Norfolk, Virginia whose primary focus is on origami and hand papermaking. He started doing origami as a teenager and was later inspired by the handmade papers he saw in Japan. Rich teaches workshops for adults and children. Event: Rokeby Center You can register here at: "55 & Better" Programs (cityofchesapeake.net)

Yoga, Music, and Meditation

VersAbility Resources Newport News,

Bonney has been teaching yoga, meditation and mindfulness around the Hampton Roads area. Kam returned to Indoda Entsha and taught himself how to drum comfortably from his wheelchair, using this form of creative expression as a healing mechanism.

TAO: Christmas Wreath with BYOB

Portsmouth Senior Station 3500 Clifford St, Portsmouth, VA

Dr. Tina Moreau is a retired social scientist exploring art and crafts, with her husband Mike, through small business art and craft training partnerships. Her craft and business joy is slumping (melting) and decoupaging glass bottles into functional trays and nostalgic pieces.  They also enjoy sharing and stimulating creativity through painting ceramics and wreath making.

Holiday Cards

Sullivan House

Maggie is a mixed-media artist. Her work can be seen at The Artist Gallery in Virginia Beach. Her influences are living artists rather than the masters. She studied in Hawaii with George Woollard and was hugely influenced by both his painting style.

Public Event Alert! Holiday Luncheon featuring Richard Mekdeci

City of Chesapeake TBD

Richard Mekdeci (mek-dee-see) is an award-winning songwriter and musician and a 22 year veteran of the Nashville songwriting community. He has produced, written and recorded with such artists as Roseanne Cash, Kathy Mattea, Patty Loveless, and others.   Location: TBD, see the below website link for details. You can register here at: "55 & Better" Programs (cityofchesapeake.net)

December: It’s Christmas! featuring Karen Stowe

Hampton Public Library 4207 Victoria Blvd, Hampton, VA

Enjoy the enchanting sound of the harp as Karen Stowe presents a varied program of musical selections. Sing or clap along, or simply sit quietly and soak in the beauty of the music. Evidence of the harp's healing properties can be found in many cultures.