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October 27, 2010

TowneBank Fountain Park at Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk, Virginia
Norfolk Festevents 757-441-2345

TGIF: Friday, October 29; The New Familiars (Bluegrass), 5:30pm: From the foothills of Appalachia a new musical combo has appeared; grown from seeds of the folk, blues, and bluegrass found abundant in the Carolinas, yet shaped by the undeniable power of rock and roll. Known as The New Familiars, these five gentlemen combine an amazing passion for harmony with multi-instrumental talent and unusual storytelling abilities. Currently touring in support of their six-song EP 'The Storm' and a recently released 7" vinyl (featuring their original tune 'Mill's River' with a re-interpretation of Smokey Robinson's classic 'My Girl'), they've taken the east coast music scene by force. Drawing raucous club crowds from Boston to Tuscaloosa while shining bright on the festival circuit grace of a fresh and distinct new sound, the buzz about the band is palpable and growing. While describing their songwriting as "folk music from the core", the band has constantly stretched the boundaries of 'genre labels'.

Saturday Town Point Market Fall Harvest Edition and "Hallowpolooza"
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2010  Time: 10 am - 3 pm; Free Admission & Open to the Public.
Stroll along the downtown waterfront and experience Norfolk's newest open air market where guests can find rare and unique handmade items of the finest quality. Items for sale vary each month and will include Jewelry, Photography, Clothing, Pottery, Candles, Soaps, Home Décor, Glassware, Up-Cycled, Green and Fair Trade items, vintage clothing, antiques, original artwork and creations. For more information and a complete list of merchants click here
Hallowpalooza: In honor of the holiday weekend at Town Point Saturday Market: Fall Harvest Edition, including Hallowpalooza activities for the little goblins. Special Give-Aways:  Apple cider • Halloween candy • Temporary tattoos • Halloween silly bands • Spider rings. Children's Activities: Pumpkin ring toss with a witch hat • Wear your own Halloween costume. Children's Crafts: Lollipop ghosts • Decorate your own trick-or-treat bag • Halloween coloring pages • Halloween cross word puzzles & mazes.

HNoMS Statsraad Lehmkuhl Visits Norfolk in November
On Thursday November 4, 2010 the unique and majestic 96-year old Norwegian tall sailing ship "HNoMS Statsraad Lehmkuhl" is scheduled to arrive in Downtown Norfolk at 9 am, docking at Otter Berth next to Waterside. The ship will depart on Friday, November 5, 2010.  For more information please click here
Public Visitation Schedule: Friday, November 5, 2010, Noon - 4 pm. Ship tours are FREE and open to the public from Noon - 4 pm only.
School Tour Schedule: Friday, November 5, 2010, 10 am - noon. Please contact Hank Moseley with Festevents, at 757-441-2345 ext.3019 or moseleyh@festevents.org for more information and to arrange for school tours. Schools must provide their own transportation to and from Otter Berth. Ship tours are FREE.

 

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