Volume 52 | November 2022

Connecting you to our urban, waterfront community.

Addressing Crime

It takes a community to stop violence. Find out what the City is doing to make a difference.

Learn about Norfolk’s Crime Reduction Strategy and view the full report here.

Honoring Our Veterans

Honor the service and sacrifice of our military veterans during our annual Veterans Day ceremony on Friday, November 11, at 2 p.m. at the MacArthur Visitors Center. Featured speaker is Admiral Daryl Caudle, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

Toll Relief Available

Do you or someone you know use the Downtown or Midtown Tunnel?

Hampton Roads residents with an annual income less than $50,000 could save 50% on tolls.

Find out more at www.VDOTtollrelief.com

The Magic Returns!

The Grand Illumination Parade returns to downtown Norfolk on Saturday, November 19, at 7 p.m.

Take in the beauty, magic and electric holiday spirit to kick off the season!

Get parking information, road closures and more for the parade and Harbor Race weekend here.

Community Connect

October 29, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Harbor Park

KNB's Special Waste Collection Event

November 5, 9 a.m. - noon

Southside STEM Academy, 1106 Campostella Rd.

WinterFest on the Wisconsin

November 9 - January 1


Veterans Day Ceremony

November 11, 2 p.m.

MacArthur Memorial

Garden of Lights

November 11 - January 1

Norfolk Botanical Garden

Grand Illumination Parade

November 19, 7 p.m.

Downtown Norfolk

Special Waste Collection Event

Keep Norfolk Beautiful is hosting an upcoming *FREE* Special Waste Collection Event on Saturday, November 5, 9 a.m. - noon, at Southside STEM Academy.

Accepted items include:

  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Electronics
  • Plastic bags and clear film

For more information on acceptable items, visit www.norfolk.gov/knb. *For Norfolk residents only. Proof of residency is required.

Let's Head to the Library

Want to get crafty and festive this holiday season? Norfolk Public Library and Slover Library have a selection of holiday-themed workshops and other special events throughout November.

Homemade for the Holidays with NPL

This annual series returns just in time for you to craft handmade gifts that come straight from the heart! The series kicks off in November with candle making and jewelry making sessions.

Space is limited and registration is required!

Candle Making

Thursday, November 17

4 - 5 p.m.

Blyden Branch

879 E. Princess Anne Road

Jewelry Making

Thursday, November 17

5 - 6 p.m.

Jordan-Newby Anchor Branch

1425 Norchester Avenue

Slover Library Events

Unearth Buried History

Brinkley Family Memorial Lecture Series

Thursday, November 10

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Slover Library

Free and open to the public. Register online.


Slover Library gets prehistoric in throughout November. Go on a scavenger hunt, dig for fossils, enter the photo contest and more! All activities are free. Visit sloverlibrary.eventbrite.com to register. 

A Moment in Time

On Friday, November 20, 1953, Maury and Granby cheerleaders were practicing on the field behind Granby High School ahead of the 11th Annual Thanksgiving Day football game between the rival schools.

It was a pretty big deal! More than 15,000 fans packed Foreman Field that Thanksgiving where the Granby Comets defeated the Maury Commodores 14-7.

There's so much Norfolk history waiting for you to discover in Norfolk Public Library's Sargeant Memorial Collection.

Start your travel back in time.

Your Norfolk. Your Life.
Get Involved. Get Informed.

Calling All Coaches!

Do you have a passion for sports and mentoring youth in your community? If so, we've got plenty of opportunities for you!

Volunteer as a coach or mentor for fall indoor futsal, winter basketball, spring outdoor soccer or summer baseball.

Contact the Norfolk Athletics Office at (757) 823-4024 for more information.

To register, visit norfolkfun.norfolk.gov!

Homeownership Assistance

Affordable housing is a growing issue across the country and first-time home buyers are facing big challenges on the path to homeownership.

The Homebuyer's Assistance Program, a partnership between the City of Norfolk and Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, provides down payment and closing cost assistance to eligible first-time homebuyers. 

Learn more online or call (757) 314-4202.

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