There’s a lot going on this month at the Convention Center. Just check out this list

Virginia Beach Convention Center (Southside Daily)
Virginia Beach Convention Center (Southside Daily)

VIRGINIA BEACH – Officials said the city during the fall season is a gorgeous time of the year for locals and visitors alike.

With the summer heat behind, the crisp air makes for a great outdoor experience, but there’s also a lot of going on indoors.

Take for instance the Convention Center. Here are a few things happening there this month:

  •  Oct. 11 – 13: The Treasures of the Earth Jewelry Show – Once again, this gem, mineral and jewelry show – another locals’ favorite – features estate, classic, handcrafted and fashion jewelry made from a variety of metals, as well as a vast array of crystals, minerals and fossils. Jewelers and wire wrappers will be on site who can design, remount or repair jewelry. In addition, there will be a gemologist present to do appraisals while you wait. For coupons, click here.
  •  Oct. 12 – 13: Virginia Beach Coin Show presented by Tidewater Coin Club – This free family-friendly show features displays and sales of U.S. and foreign coins and currency, domestic and foreign gold, ancient coins and artifacts, supplies and more. Door prizes, raffles and free gifts for the kids makes this show a family favorite. A Scout Coin Collecting Merit Badge workshop will be Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. All the details are here.
  •  Oct. 25 – 26: Anthem Wicked 10K and Sports & Fitness Expo  Anthem Wicked 10K and Old Point National Bank Monster Mile presented by Bon Secours In Motion shows off Virginia Beach’s wicked side to all those who love Halloween and running by the ocean. The Anthem Wicked 10K Weekend is the perfect place to celebrate Halloween and enjoy wicked good times. Get all the ghoulish details by clicking right here.

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John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.