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Friday, January 22, 2016

Virginia Living Museum Celebrates Groundhog Days

from vlm.org

Celebrate Virginia's "Groundhog Days"
with Chesapeake Chuck and the
Virginia Living Museum

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Groundhog Meet and Greet January 30

groundhdogmeetgreetGet ready for Groundhog Day with this Saturday event. There will be groundhog-related activities and crafts as well as a chance to meet Chesapeake Chuck, the Museum’s resident groundhog.
10:30am-noon – Meet “Groundhog in Training”
1pm-2pm – Meet Chesapeake Chuck as he predicts the winner of SuperBowl 50! (Be sure to wear you team’s jersy and cheer on your favorite!)
A special planetarium program, “Assignment Earth,” will be shown at 11:30am and 3:30pm (VLM members free, non-members $4 plus Museum admission).
Time: 10am – 2pm.
Cost: Included in Museum admission
Enjoy our Facebook photo album from last year’s event.

Join our social media campaign Help Chuck Meet Bill Murray. Drop by our lobby and take a selfie with Bill Murray and share on FacebookInstagram,Twitter and Pinterest! #HelpChuckMeetBillMurray

Groundhog Shadow Ceremony  February 2

Official Groundhog Day Shadow Ceremony
Time: 12:00pm – 12:30pm
Our resident groundhog Chesapeake Chuck will make his sixth annual appearance to determine if Hampton Roads will experience six more weeks of winter… or have an early spring!  Will Chesapeake Chuck see his shadow?
VLM-groundhog-ceremony2014Join us for the day and stop by the outdoor amphitheater for our official ceremony beginning promptly at noon. WAVY TV 10 Meteorologist, Jeremy Wheeler will once again join us and will assist our prognosticating groundhog, Chesapeake Chuck to determine our future weather.
Chesapeake Chuck has been predicting since 2011. Last year was the first time he did not see his shadow, predicting an early spring.
“He’s the Cinderfella of the woodchuck world,” said CuratorialGroundhog with carrot Director George Mathews. “He’s our own Cinderella for March madness – a small town groundhog at a small event, but a pretty good predictor.”
Chesapeake Chuck prepares for his prognosticating duties with special exercise and diet – particularly corn on the cob.
Forget Punxsutawney Phil… he has nothing on Hampton Roads own Chesapeake Chuck!  See you on Groundhog Day February 2.
 Cost: Included in Museum admission.

from marriott.com
Where to Stay for  Groundhog Days?

Courtyard Newport News Airport

530 St Johns Road  Newport News  Virginia  23602

All guests of Courtyard Newport News Airport (including Chesapeake Chuck and Bill Murray) can enjoy:

  • Hotel's location only 11 minutes/4.8 miles from Virginia Living Museum

  • Free Newport News International Airport Shuttle 

  • Free High Speed Internet Access
  • Indoor Pool and Fitness Center
  • Overnight Packages Available with extra value

CLICK HERE to reserve the Overnight Package for your Virginia Living Museum Groundhog Days experience

map showing Virginia Living Museum is 11min/4.8 miles from Courtyard Newport News Airport

Take a "Virtual" Peek at the Virginia Living Museum

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