Social Events in Chesapeake, Virginia This Week

Let’s explore social events in Chesapeake, VA happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Chesapeake where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Chesapeake

World Tavern Poker at Buko Restobar

World Tavern Poker at Buko Restobar

◦ When: Monday, May 13th

◦ Where: 1917 S Independence Blvd

Join us at Buko Restobar in Virginia Beach, VA for a great night of poker.

* There will be 2 tournaments each night.
* **Always Free To Play**
* Please visit www.PlayWTP.com to create a player account.

Please tell all your poker friends!
Cheers!(…)

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Elizabeth River Park to Paradise Creek Nature Park Jordan Bridge Hike

Elizabeth River Park to Paradise Creek Nature Park Jordan Bridge Hike

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: 1400 Elizabeth River Way

You won’t find an experience like this anywhere else in Virginia (really, it’s that incredible). From atop the **[South Norfolk Jordan Bridge](https://www.visitchesapeake.com/explore/maps-transportation/south-norfolk-jordan-bridge/)** (also known as SNJB), you can see for miles in every direction. Beautiful bird species cross the skyline. Wisps of clouds float past Chesapeake, Norfolk and Portsmou(…)

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Kevin Griffin :Dumb Mistakes I’ve Made with Relational Databases as a Developer

Kevin Griffin :Dumb Mistakes I've Made with Relational Databases as a Developer

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: 5555 Greenwich Rd

**IN PERSON MEETING!!!!!**
Maybe you’re like me: you’re a developer who has been working with relational databases most of your career, but you treat developing against the database the same way you would if you were slinging some code.

For small datasets, it’s probably not a big deal. However, as my datasets have grown, I’ve learned that I need to change my thinking about the best approach to us(…)

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Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association RIDE TO REMEMBER

Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association RIDE TO REMEMBER

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: undefined

# VIRGINIA CVMA CHAPTER 27-1

#### “VETERANS HELPING VETERANS”

##### We are Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Military Spouses, Guardsmen, young, old, still serving, or retired. We all share a love of country and a profound sense of duty and commitment to our fellow Veterans.

The CVMA® is an international organization with a presence in every state, Korea and Germany. Although our members may (…)

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Improv games In Person Thursday evenings

Improv games In Person Thursday evenings

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Philip Jacobson

Come play Improv games for up to 2 hours and have fun! Thursday evening classes end at 9 PM for those who must leave early, but you can stay until 9:30 to play more games. These games are for those who want to be more comfortable in social settings, for those who want to act or perform, and for those who just want to have a fun experience.

Attendance will be limited to the first 10 so students ca(…)

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Learn, Share, and Grow: How to Become a Microsoft Learn Contributor

Learn, Share, and Grow: How to Become a Microsoft Learn Contributor

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Marathon Consulting

**We are in person this month!**

**We have Moved. Take note of the new location.**

Join us at Marathon Consulting 4525 Columbus St #200, Virginia Beach

**Topic:** Learn, Share, and Grow: How to Become a Microsoft Learn Contributor

Do you want to be part of one of the largest open-source projects in the world and help millions of learners achieve their goals? Do you want to learn how the Skilli(…)

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Wise Woman Support Group

Wise Woman Support Group

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: YNot Pizza & Italian Cuisine

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, finding moments of connection, reflection, and support can be invaluable. The Wise Woman Support Group offers a sanctuary for women to gather, share, and grow together on their journeys.

Purpose:

The purpose of the Wise Woman Support Group is to create a safe and supportive environment where women can:

Share their joys, challenges, and triumphs in a non-(…)

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Botantical Gardens + Lunch

Botantical Gardens + Lunch

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Norfolk Botanical Garden

EVENT RESCHULED FOR MAY 18 Let’s get together for a spring walk through the Botanical Gardens (weather permitting). Anyone who wants to can then join for lunch (hopefully at an outdoor venue). Sunshine, beautiful plants and flowers, and friends!
Join us!(…)

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2nd Quarter PWNPTT – El Taco LOCO style! You need a Travel Pal?! We’re all Here!

2nd Quarter PWNPTT - El Taco LOCO style! You need a Travel Pal?! We’re all Here!

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: El Taco Loco

It’s our second quarterly people who need people to travel luncheon and we are going to go Loco!! Enjoy the camaraderie w tacos and authentic Mex meal options and Maybe a margarita… see ya there
🍸🍸🍸🍸🍸🍸🍸🍸🍸🍸🍸🍸(…)

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3C – Code, Create, and/or Chat

3C - Code, Create, and/or Chat

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: TBD

We welcome you to join us to Code, Create and/or Chat! If you’re working on a project and want to collaborate in-person on it, have an idea you’d like to brainstorm, or just want to chat with some folks… come join us for an informal get together!(…)

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Thirsty Thursday

Thirsty Thursday

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: MJs Tavern

Thirsty Thursday with friends in a safe and accepting environment. Come out and feel at home.(…)

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Contra Dance in Norfolk!

Contra Dance in Norfolk!

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: First Lutheran Church of Norfolk

Join the fun with a lively contra dance in downtown Norfolk!
Music by “Orion” (Steve Suhring on fiddle, Joe Healey on banjo, mandolin and hammered dulcimer, and Ken Veazey on keyboard.) Virginia Varland will be our caller for the evening.

Doors open for dancers at 7:00 p.m. Dancers can participate in an introductory teach by the night’s caller at 7:30; dance begins at 8:00. This would be a great (…)

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Stroller Strides Workout & Bubbles Playgroup

Stroller Strides Workout & Bubbles Playgroup

◦ When: Monday, May 13th

◦ Where: Mount Trashmore Park

Stroller Strides® is a 60-minute total-body workout with strength, cardio, and core training, all while engaging the little ones in a stroller! You’ll leave class feeling strong, empowered, connected, and energized—no matter your stage of motherhood. Your first class is free! Followed by a bubbles playgroup. Playgroups are always free and open to the public!(…)

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Hula Hoop Jam

Hula Hoop Jam

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Unity Renaissance Church

Join us for a fun-filled Hula Hoop Jam where hoops, laughter, and good vibes abound! Whether you’re a seasoned hooper or trying it for the first time, come and experience the joy of hula hooping in a welcoming and supportive environment. No hula hoop? No worries! Hula hoops will be provided, so all you need to bring is your enthusiasm and willingness to spin, dance, and connect with fellow hoopers(…)

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Community Meditation Space

Community Meditation Space

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Red Wing Park

🧘🏽‍♀️New to practicing meditation? Looking to strengthen your meditation routine? Embracing stillness and self contemplation takes practice. Join us to practice in community. 💞

📍 Meeting Location: Red Wing Park between fence line and cherry blossom tree line, before the tennis courts.

So as long as it’s dry out, cancellation will not occur. 🌞🤞🏽 bring a comfortable choice surface for yours(…)

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Parlons Francais à Virginia Beach !

Parlons Francais à Virginia Beach !

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Bonefish Grill

On recommence! Venez nombreux!(…)

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Adult Tabletop Meetup

Adult Tabletop Meetup

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Slover Library

Discord chat server link below:
https://discordapp.com/invite/ajVAmP8

What is it:
A gathering for beginners and experienced players to play popular Tabletop games, as well as playtesting other games. Member discussions, character development and social interaction will also be happening and available. Preferred age 18 years and over.

Current Games going on:
Dark Souls
Dungeons and Dungeons Fifth(…)

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Beyond Beginner Salsa Group Class

Beyond Beginner Salsa Group Class

◦ When: Monday, May 13th

◦ Where: DanceSportVA

Cameron Johnson is your instructor for these weekly beyond beginner group dance lessons. This is a progressive class. This is a great opportunity for dancers to improve their Salsa and Cameron makes learning to dance fun and easy.

Classes are $15 per person per class. Or buy a package of 10 lessons for $125 and save $25.

Singles of couples welcome.

Tickets may be purchased in advance online at:(…)

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Friday Night Dance Social & Lessons

Friday Night Dance Social & Lessons

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: DanceSportVA

Welcome to the best Friday night dance in town! Singles and couple welcome. We will have dance hosts.

The evening starts off with a beginner ballroom dance lesson with one our instructors at DanceSportVA at 6:30pm followed by a second beyond beginner dance lesson at 7:30pm. Then dance the night away to the music of our DanceSport DJ.

$15pp admission includes beverages (Beer, wine, soft drinks), (…)

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Meet and Greet

Meet and Greet

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: The Grain

Come grab a drink an connect with other(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

You can make more friends at one party by showing interest in them than in a month by trying to meet people online. Meeting new people and making genuine connections in local events can be fun and easy if you go with the right mindset.

When it comes to meeting new people, nothing beats showing up in the real world. But none of the tips will work if you are not coming from the right place. Keep an open mind when attending social events. Reframe strangers as potential friends, it will make it much easier to approach conversations and fully engage in them.

When choosing an event, keep an eye on interesting themes, something you can relate to. Meeting new people in the context of mutual interest increases your chances of being friends.

Research events with the types of people you want to meet. They could be people in your age group, your field of work, or a specific neighborhood. Do not be too strict though, loosen up a little bit from your expectations.

Go where people are intentionally looking to make friends such as networking events where it feels normal and expected to walk up and introduce yourself.

In this digital era, apps and websites are the most convenient solutions for finding out about local events. If you are not sure where to look for events happening in Chesapeake, you can try out Visitchesapeake.com, Cityofchesapeake.net, or Active.com.

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