OCTOBER 7Military Citizen of the Year (MCOY) Luncheon: Doors open for registration at 11:30 am. Programs begins at noon and the Norfolk Marriott Waterside. Sponsored by Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Norfolk Armed Forces Committee. Recognizes and outstanding (enlisted E-6 and below) for demonstrated active participation in off-duty community events.
OCTOBER 9Norfolk Admirals Military Appreciation Night: 7:15 pm at the Norfolk Scope Arena. Season opener versus the Manchester Monarchs. $8 per ticket for groups of 25 or more when purchased through the Admirals Sales Office. Individual tickets $9 with military ID. For more info, call 757-640-1212 ext. 23 or visit www.norfolkadmirals.com.
OCTOBER 1021st Annual Children’s Festival at Town Point Park: 10 am to 3 pm. Hampton Roads' most beloved family festival is filled with more than 100 creative and interactive activities, storytelling, hands-on workshops and educational displays, cultural experiences, arts and crafts, costumed characters and more! This event is designed with children 10 and younger in mind. For tickets or more information, check out the website at www.festevents.org
8th Annual Rumble through the Tunnels: Ride starts at 8 am. at Harbor Park and finishes at approximately 2 pm. at Bayside Harley-Davidson. Register on site at Harbor Park or pre-register at the sponsor, Bayside Harley-Davidson, Portsmouth, VA. Largest motorcycle event in the country honoring USN, USMC and USCG. Proceeds donated to Navy-Maine Corps Relief Society. Check their website for details.
Navy Day at Mariner’s Museum: Includes Navy Dive Tank and divers who worked on the Monitor recovery, U.S Fleet Forces Jazz Ensemble.
DC Olympics at the Beach @ 31st St. Park: From 11 am to 6 pm. Includes food tasting, restaurant tasting, American Idol star Felicia Barton, U.S. Fleet Forces Band performance Bodybuilding Contest Norfolk naval Shipyard. Open to military members only.
OCTOBER 11Military Appreciation Day at Virginia Zoo: From 10 am to 4 pm. Open and free to all military personnel and their families. Children’s games, music, inflatable rides, face painting, clowns and military displays. Call 757-764-5232 for more info or visit www.usohr.org.
OCTOBER 13Speaker at Vista Point: Sponsored by the Flagship, the theme is ‘Teamwork’, speaker is Bruce Smith (NFL Buffalo Bills/Redskins fame, known as “The Sack Man” a Norfolk native)
OCTOBER 14Fleet Week 5K at Dam Neck: Open to all military personnel and their families. Each runner requested to bring non-perishable food which will be donated to the Food Bank.
Fleet Week Golf Tournament @ Sewells Point Golf Course Naval Station Norfolk: Registration and light lunch at 11 am; shotgun start at noon; and BBQ dinner, longest drive, closest to the pin and door prizes at 5 pm. Free practice balls and goodie bags. Entry fee is $55 per person, $25 from every entry will be donated to Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. This tournament is open to all active duty, retirees and the general public.
OCTOBER 15HRNM Lecture Luncheon @ Vista Point: Subject is “The Navy Cross: Extraordinary Heroism in Iraq, Afghanistan and other conflicts”. Speakers are James Wise and Scott Baron (Vietnam veteran)
OCTOBER 16Outdoor Rec Day at Cheatham Annex: Includes golf tournament, fishing and 10K run (produced by MWR, open to DoD card-holders only)
OCTOBER 17 & 18NAS Oceana Air Show: A celebration of flight, A celebration of life. Gates open at 8am. For more information, check out the website at www.oceanaairshow.com