VIRGINIA BEACH EVENTS IN OCTOBER A T aste of A utumn
Golden leaves. Cool breezes. Warm apple cider. These are just a few of the many simple pleasures that come in October as temperatures cool off here in Virginia Beach. Even though this season comes with plenty to do, don’t book your calendars for the month before checking out these events coming to town.
can don their costumes and listen to some truly terrifying music to get into the Halloween spirit a little early. Who says your Halloween fun can only happen on October 31? VIRGINIA BEACH CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL When: Oct. 19–20, 1–6 p.m. Where: Virginia Legends Walk, Virginia Beach Price: (Limited number of tickets available at the door each day)
2019 VIRGINIA BEACH COIN SHOW When: Oct 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Oct 13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Virginia Beach Convention Center Price: Free Admission
Whether you’re an expert numismatist (fancy word for coin collector) or just starting on the hobby and eager to learn, the Virginia Beach Coin Show is where you want to be. You might find that last Morgan silver dollar to complete your collection or find that rare foreign coin you didn’t know you were looking for. Even if you just get the chance to chat with other collectors, this is a must-visit event for any collector. HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR When: Oct. 19, 3–5 p.m. Where: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach Price: $12–$22 The Virginia Symphony Orchestra is proud to present a monstrously entertaining musical must-see for all ages. Kids and grownups alike
You can see the autumn in the leaves, feel it on the breeze, and taste it in some of the beers offered at the Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival. Peruse over 50 craft beers from 25 different breweries to find a new favorite drink or just enjoy some of your tried-and-true favorites. Ticket prices include unlimited samples, a commemorative cup, and live entertainment.
REGGIE ‘MR. OCTOBER’ JACKSON’S LEGENDARY GAME H ow ’ s T hat for O dds ?
“I feel that the most important requirement in success is learning to overcome failure. You must learn to tolerate it, but never accept it.” –Reggie Jackson Some people shine brightest in the spotlight. When put to the test, they deliver every time. Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson is one of those people. During the sixth game of the 1977 World Series, Jackson hit three home runs in a row, securing the Yankees’ victory over the Dodgers and winning them their 21st World Series title. The legendary playoff game also earned Jackson the nickname “Mr. October,” which has stuck to this day.
to college on a football scholarship. Thanks to a $5 bet, he tried out for the baseball team at Arizona State University and made it. Jackson was the first black person on the team, and, even though he experienced discrimination, he never let it stop him. From the minor leagues into the majors, Jackson’s ambition got him through many tough times, as did the constant support of his father and of Oakland A’s Manager John McNamara. Jackson always dreamed of playing for New York, and, eventually, his dream came true when he signed with the New York Yankees in 1976.
Like many stories of greatness, Jackson’s featured a lot of hard work behind the scenes. He dedicated himself to his sport and constantly worked to improve his play. Growing up, Jackson played baseball, basketball, and football and excelled at all three though football was his strong suit. He was scouted and given opportunities to go pro straight out of high school, but, on the advice of his father, he went
To this day, Jackson holds many prominent records, including being the first player to earn more than 100 home runs for three different teams (the A’s, Yankees, and Angels). He even has his own candy bar, the “Reggie! Bar,” which debuted during a Yankees game in 1978. Let’s see if any of this year’s playoff games stir up as much excitement as Reggie Jackson’s did in his heyday.
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