Learn about History near Norfolk at the Jamestown Settlement’s ‘Military through the Ages’ Exhibit

March 18, 2015 3:30 pm

See the history of military forces in person near Norfolk Crossing at the Jamestown Settlement's "Military through the Ages" exhibition. Taking place on Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., this fun event involves re-enactors and modern day military members showcasing the transformations of uniforms, equipment, tactics, and more throughout history.

During the event, visitors can see things like artillery firings and a parade, all in order to present a chronological history of the military. Visitors will also learn about changes in things like food and shelter, and there'll be re-enactments of mock battles, and much more to see.

If you'd like to attend, "Military through the Ages" takes place on Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22 just up I-64 from Norfolk Crossing in Williamsburg, Virginia. You could even make it a day trip by finding more fun things do to on the Visit Williamsburg website!

"Military through the Ages"
Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Jamestown Settlement
2110 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185
http://www.historyisfun.org/events/military-ages/
http://www.virginia.org/Listings/EventsAndExhibits/MilitaryThroughtheAges/

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Norfolk Crossing Seafood Lovers Can Enjoy All-You-Can-Eat Crab Legs (and a Water View!) During Spirit Cruises’s ‘Crab Leg Feast Lunch Cruise’

March 12, 2015 2:31 pm

For seafood lovers, there are few sights more tempting than a plateful of crab legs. Besides, of course, an all-you-can-eat buffet of crab legs! That's exactly what you'll find during a two-hour Crab Leg Feast Lunch Cruise. Offered by Sprit Cruises, this all-you-can-eat feast takes place aboard the elegant Spirit of Norfolk, a three-decked ship that treats passengers to a smooth, scenic cruise down the Elizabeth River while they dine.

But if you're a seafood lover, you're probably more interested in the food — and there's plenty of it. Served buffet-style, the menu spans salads, coleslaw, and mashed potatoes to herbed rotisserie chicken, macaroni and cheese, and, of course, steamed snow crab legs. Cakes and cookies are offered for dessert, and diners can also purchase drink tickets. After enjoying your feast, you can dance to DJ-supplied music, or just head up to the top deck to take in the breeze and the view.

Happening not far from Norfolk Crossing, this year's Crab Leg Feast Lunch Cruise dates are March 14, August 29, and November 7. The cost (pre-tax) is $55.90 for adults and $33.95 for kids between the ages of 3 and 12.

Crab Leg Feast Lunch Cruise 2015
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 14, August 29, and November 7
Spirit Cruises
(866) 304-2469
www.spiritcruises.com/norfolk/cruises/specialty/crab-leg-feast-lunch

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Looking for Something to Do This Saturday, Norfolk Crossing? Lace Up Your Walking Shoes to Embark on an Urban Adventure With Hampton Roads Hikers!

February 13, 2015 2:30 pm

Need an excuse to get out of your Norfolk Crossing rental home and enjoy some fresh air this weekend? Lace up your favorite pair of walking shoes and join the Hampton Roads Hikers as they tour Old Town Portsmouth and Ghent! This "urban adventure" will lead participants on a 90-minute stroll through Old Town Portsmouth, which, for the uninitiated, is home to "the largest collection of antique homes between Charleston, South Carolina and Alexandria, Virginia," per the town's website. After touring Old Town Portsmouth's points of interest, walkers will load the ferry (day passes cost $3), crossing the river to conclude the adventure with a 90-minute walk through Ghent.

So far, more than 20 people have already signed up for the walking tour, but don't be intimidated: The Hampton Roads Hikers exists to be "a positive influence on the overall wellness of our members through fun, social and physical activities." You'll likely make new friends through this fun social club!

Urban Adventure-Ghent and Old Town
12:30 p.m. Saturday, February 14, 2015
www.meetup.com/Hampton-Roads-Hikers
hamptonroads.com/events/details/75447

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