Program Guide Sept - Dec 2022

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CITY OF SUFFOLK FROM THE CITY MANAGER

IN THIS ISSUE MUNICIPAL INFORMATION FROM THE CITY MANAGER DIRECTORY PARKS & RECREATION FACILITIES LIBRARY FACILITIES TOURISM FACILITIES CALENDAR OF EVENTS HIGHLIGHTS SUMMER SPOTLIGHTS

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PARKS & RECREATION RENTAL FACILITIES RECREATION CENTERS & EVENTS BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE YOUTH AND TEEN SPECIAL EVENTS ATHLETICS SENIOR PROGRAMS SENIOR FITNESS PROGRAMS FITNESS PROGRAMS ART & CULTURE

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LIBRARY SPECIAL EVENTS VIRTUAL & KITS CHILDREN EVENTS TEEN EVENTS ADULT EVENTS FAMILY EVENTS TOURISM SPECIAL EVENTS TOURS

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SUFFOLK CITY COUNCIL

Greetings! As City Manager, I’m excited to share with you our latest Program Guide that showcases all of the wonderful activities taking place across our City this fall and winter, courtesy of our Library, Parks & Recreation, and Tourism Departments. The incredible programs outlined in the pages ahead remind us that it’s a great time to be outdoors and take in the beautiful scenery that Suffolk has to offer. Suffolk’s four regional parks include Lone Star Lakes Park, Bennett ’s Creek Park, Sleepy Hole Park, and Lake Meade Park, and all lend themselves to outdoor fun and exhilarating activities that include biking, canoeing, kayaking, disc golf, fishing, hiking, skateboarding and more! The change of season also brings with it several accompanying celebrations and holidays. Downtown’s Taste of Suffolk Street Festival truly provides a “flavor” of what makes our City so special, with independent restaurants presenting their signature menu items in smaller portions at nominal prices, a Beer Garden showcasing local craft brews, eclectic art, live music, and children’s fun area … just to name a few! Our Tour Program features a variety of guided tours, with something for history buffs, nature lovers, adventurers, and even for those folks seeking the “supernatural” side of Suffolk! You can follow a costumed guide through the shadows of historic Main Street discovering legends and “unexplained occurrences” by lantern light, or spooky thrills at Suffolk Library’s Haunting @ Chuckatuck: A Haunted House Adventure. Don’t miss Friday Night Frights, which provides the opportunity to see classic movies on the big screen! Experience the magic of the season at the evening Holiday Parade, or create new family traditions at the Festival of Lights. And don’t forget about the many, many opportunities to meet with jolly ole Saint Nick! Get all your holiday shopping needs done at the Artisan Gift Fair and Farmers’ Market for special, unique gifts and items to create memorable meals including locally grown produce, baked goods, meats and eggs, jellies, jams, honey, and so much more! For the performing arts enthusiasts, the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts is excited to host one of only twelve major U.S. performances of the world-renowned Kyiv City Ballet. Enjoy the live performances as they grace the stage at the Suffolk Center with “A Tribute to Peace:” Ukrainian Repertoire and the timeless ballet classic, Swan Lake.

Top Row: Michael D. Duman, Mayor; Leroy Bennett, Vice Mayor, Cypress Borough; Shelley Butler Barlow, Chuckatuck Borough; Roger W. Fawcett, Sleepy Hole Borough Bottom Row: Donald Z. Goldberg, Suffolk Borough; Timothy J. Johnson, Holy Neck Borough; Lue R. Ward, Nansemond Borough; Leotis L. Williams, Whaleyville Borough.

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And for those who want to enjoy at-home family time, we’ve got something for you too! Check out the many virtual activities and to-go activity kits available for pick-up at our library locations. No matter the season, we invite you to discover what makes Suffolk a wonderful place to work, live, play, visit, and CELEBRATE, as together we say, “It’s A Good Time to Be In Suffolk”! Albert S. Moor II, P.E. City Manager


CITY OF SUFFOLK - MUNICIPAL INFORMATION

DIRECTORY

Animal Control

24 Forest Glen Drive 757-514-7855

MAIN OFFICE ADDRESS AND NUMBER

Fire & Rescue

300 Kings Fork Road 757-514-4550

Magistrate’s Office

2402 Godwin Boulevard 757-514-4300

Suffolk City Hall 442 W Washington Street 757-514-4000

Capital Programs & Buildings

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office

Media & Community Relations

Suffolk Public Schools

442 W Washington Street 757-514-4030

442 W Washington Street 757-514-4100

442 W Washington Street 757-514-4000

Circuit Court Clerk

Health Department

Public Utilities

150 North Main Street 757-514-7800

135 Hall Avenue 757-514-4700

442 W Washington Street 757-514-4000

Suffolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority

City Assessor

Human Resources

Public Works Administration

Suffolk Transit

442 W Washington Street 757-514-4355

139 E Washington Street 757-214-6442

Public Works Mosquito Control

Suffolk Visitor Center & Pavilion

800 Carolina Road 757-514-7609

524 N Main Street 757-514-4130

2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road 757-514-7150

Public Works - Refuse

Treasurer

277 Pine Street 757-514-7630

442 W Washington Street 757-514-4275

Chuckatuck Library

Public Works Roadway Maintenance

Voter Registrar

442 W Washington Street 757-514-7475

442 W Washington Street 757-514-4120

City Attorney

Morgan Memorial Library

442 W Washington Street 757-514-7130

443 W Washington Street 757-514-7323

City Clerk

North Suffolk Library

442 W Washington Street 757-514-4018

City Manager

442 W Washington Street 757-514-4012

Commissioner of the Revenue

5881 Godwin Boulevard 757-514-7310

Parks & Recreation

442 W Washington Street 757-514-4260

134 S 6th Street 757-514-7250

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Planning & Community Development

150 N Main Street 757-514-4365

Economic Development 442 W Washington Street 757-514-4040

442 W Washington Street 757-514-4150

Police Department 111 Henley Place 757-923-2350

800 Carolina Road 757-514-7600

100 N. Main Street 757-925-6750

530 East Pinner Street 757-539-2100

442 W Washington Street 757-514-4000

Sheriff ’s Office

150 N Main Street 757-514-7840

Social Services 135 Hall Avenue 757-514-7450

Suffolk Art Gallery 118 Bosley Avenue 757-514-7284

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CITY OF SUFFOLK - PARKS & RECREATION FACILITIES Sleepy Hole Park 4616 Sleepy Hole Road Here you will find 12 picnic shelters, volleyball courts, horseshoe courts, playground, trails, children’s learning garden, and fishing pier with a kayak launch. Constant’s Wharf Park & Marina 110 East Constance Road This park features an 18 slip marina. Reservations for marina slips must be made 24 hours in advance. Call 757-514-7250 to reserve. Bennett’s Creek Park 3000 Bennetts Creek Park Road Here you will find boat ramps, picnic shelters, tennis courts, stage, disc golf course, trails, horseshoe pit, fishing pier, and a skate park.

Lake Meade Park 201 Holly Lawn Parkway This park features a dog park, skate park, walking trail that looks over the lake, inclusive playground, and the Howard Mast Tennis Complex which has 10 tennis courts for use. Lone Star Lakes Park 401 Kings Highway At this park, find shelters, playground, fishing pier, 4-mile trail, and shoreline fishing areas surrounding 11 lakes. Boats must be registered and can use only an electric motor of 15 horsepower or less. Boats can have any size gas outboard motor on it, but cannot be used while in the lakes.

Lake Meade Dog Park Registration Information

All dogs must be registered prior to visiting the dog park. Dog owners purchasing membership must be at least 18 years of age. All dogs must be at least 4 months old. Male dogs over 1 must be neutered. Owner must show proof of animal registration with dog tag number from city/county of residency. A current “Certification of Vaccination” with immunizations with expiration dates for rabies, bordetella, distemper, and parvovirus vaccinations. Membership is $10 per year. Register at the following location:

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Address Address Lincoln Avenue 825825 Lincoln Avenue Constance Road 321321 EastEast Constance Road 2001 Arizona Avenue 2001 Arizona Avenue 6720 Ruritan Boulevard 6720 Ruritan Boulevard Brook Avenue 724724 Brook Avenue 2325 E. Washington Street 2325 E. Washington Street 1235 Kings Road 1235 Kings ForkFork Road 1300 Blythewood 1300 Blythewood LaneLane Maryland Avenue 922922 Maryland Avenue 4600 Magnolia Drive 4600 Magnolia Drive 220 Hunter Street 220 Hunter Street 3731 Sleepy Road 3731 Sleepy HoleHole Road South Saratoga Street 308308 South Saratoga Street Street 515515 YorkYork Street 5041 Townpoint Road 5041 Townpoint Road 3160 Kings Highway 3160 Kings Highway Bentley Drive 620620 Bentley Drive Tynes Street 151151 Tynes Street Pender Street 132132 Pender Street

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For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Administrative Office at 757-514-7250.


CITY OF SUFFOLK - LIBRARY FACILITIES SUFFOLK PUBLIC LIBRARY At Suffolk Public Library, discover valuable resources for your business, career, academic and personal needs. In-Library services include complimentary Wi-Fi, public computers, lendable tech, printing services, community information, print materials including over 160,000 books, and friendly Library staff to assist you. eLibrary services allow for 24/7 access to eBooks, eResources, online classes and more. Take one of over 500 online classes with Universal Class, take practice tests, customize legal forms and so much more through the Library’s online portal of resources. In addition to books, SPL offers an entire Library of things available to check out such as mobile hot spots and litter cleanup kits. All SPL classes and events are free and open to the public and you do not need a library card to attend.

Morgan Memorial Library (MML) 443 West Washington Street 757-514-7323 Mon - Thurs: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM Fri - Sat: 10:00 AM -5:00 PM Sun: Closed 24/7 Library Lockers

Chuckatuck Library (CHK) 5881 Godwin Boulevard 757- 514-7310 Mon: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM 24/7 Library Lockers

North Suffolk Library (NSL)

2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road 757-514-7150 Mon - Thurs: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM Fri - Sat: 10:00 AM -5:00 PM Sun: Closed

Library2Go

To find out where Library2Go will be, check the online Outreach Calendar. suffolkpubliclibrary.com/events 4


CITY OF SUFFOLK - TOURISM FACILITIES

Suffolk Visitor Center & Pavilion

524 N Main Street 757-514-4130 visitsuffolkva.com Sun - Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Overlooking the Nansemond River, the provincial Roman Revival style structure with its very tall Tuscan columns was an impressive site for early travelers arriving on the river. The former Nansemond County Courthouse (1840) is the third such structure on this site at the busy intersection of Main Street and Constance Road. Two previous courthouse buildings were destroyed by fires. During the Civil War, the courthouse was reportedly used as barracks for Union soldiers as the neighboring Mills Riddick home on its south side served as Union Army headquarters. The building remained in service as a courthouse until the completion of the Mills Godwin Courts Complex in 1998. Today, the building retains its commanding presence and historical significance as the Suffolk Visitor Center. The first floor provides an exhibit gallery highlighting the history of Suffolk and the Great Dismal Swamp, a greeting and information area, and a gift shop. The second floor houses municipal offices for the Department of Economic Development and Division of Tourism.

Seaboard Station Railroad Museum

326 N Main Street 757-514-4135 suffolktrainstation.com Sun - Sat: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This restored Main Street Station, originally built in 1885, has remained basically unchanged over the years and displays a 2-room HO-scale model of Suffolk in 1907 that was built by the Tidewater Division of the National Model Railroad Association. The Queen Anne style building is reminiscent of the Victorian age and has an interesting tower with a beautiful, walnut, spiral staircase. Many original features were saved and restored such as the doors, windows, coffered ceiling, fireplace and porch. The museum contains a collection of items including bells from steam locomotives, a light from a steam locomotive tender, cast iron and concrete signs, railroad lanterns, railroad tools, as well as a unique collection of smaller items, including silver items used in dining cars, office items used in the agent’s offices, and advertising items. The museum features railroad memorabilia and changing exhibits.

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CITY OF SUFFOLK - SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR Listed below are just a sampling of the events that Suffolk Public Libraries, Tourism, and Parks & Recreation put on for our community. You’ll find something for everyone! Join us for outdoor events, holiday celebrations, and youth activities. Discover more information by navigating to each Department’s section in the Program Guide. PARKS & RECREATION

LIBRARY

TOURISM

SEPTEMBER

NOVEMBER

06-11 - Suffolk Plein Air Festival 09- Oct 14 - Fall Exhibit: I Have to Go: Landscapes and Dreamscapes 10 - Taste of Suffolk 14 - Laugh-In at SPL: An Evening of Comedy and Improv 18 - Movies at the Center: Sing 2 20 - Storytime at the Station 20 - Tailored to You: Tailoring Workshop 21 - Kyiv City Ballet’s Tribute to Peace: Ukranian Repertoire 22 - Kyiv City Ballet’s Swan Lake 24 - Adult Life Prep Workshop 28 - Homework Help Fair 29 - Sip and Paint 30 - Hot Wings, Hot Takes

04 - Tiny Library Concert: Experience Jazz 04- Jan 20 - Annual Photography Exhibit 05-12 - Suffolk Restaurant Week Fall 2022 05 - LinkedIn Photobooth: Transform Your Resume 05 - Black Panther Mini FanCon 10-Dec 16 - “Takin’ Care of Business” Art Exhibition 12 - DIY Terrarium Workshop 12 - Home of the Brave 5K 15 - Storytime at the Station 15 - Friendsgiving Test Kitchen 18 - Grand Illumination 19 - Red, White & Brews at the Suffolk Center 19 - Community Closet Clothing Swap 19 - LARP with the Library at Lake Meade Park: Pokémon

OCTOBER

06 - First Time Home Buyers Workshop 06-09 - 44th Annual Suffolk Peanut Festival 07 - Suffolk Ruritan Club Shrimp Feast 13 - Poetry, Prose, and Pizza 15 - Family 2 Mile Fun Run at Lake Meade Park 15 - Car Pool Cinema 15 - The Hurrah Players Present The Lion King 15-16 - 29th Annual Driver Days Fall Festival 18 - Storytime at the Station 14 - Friday Night Frights – Pet Sematary 21 - Friday Night Frights – Friday the 13th 22 - Haunting @ Chuckatuck: Haunted House Adventure 26 - National Senior Health & Fitness Day Event 28 - Friday Night Frights – The Ring 28 - ¡Vamos a bailar! Let’s Dance!: SPL Fall Dance 29 - Touch A Truck, Train, & Trick or Treat 29 - Chris Mike Magic at the Suffolk Center 29 - Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat/Fright Night 29 - Día de Muertos: Marigolds, Sugar Skulls, and Mexican Hot Chocolate

DECEMBER

03 - Annual Artisan Gift Fair 03 - Around the World in 88 Minutes: Celebrate Dec Holidays 03 - Lunch with Santa 03 - Visit with Santa at the Artisan Gift Fair 04 - Meet Santa at the Train Station 09 – Jan 20 - Winter Exhibit: The Magic Brush 10 - Holiday Parade 10 - Family Portrait Studio @ SPL 11 - Movies at the Center: Cruella 13 - Storytime at the Station 13 - Holiday Jingle Mingle 14 - Gross Science: Owl Pellets 16 - Winter Fest: A Saturnalia Event 16 - Holiday Outing 16 - Santa’s Pottery Workshop 16 - Tidewater Winds Holiday Show at the Suffolk Center 17 - Meet Santa at the Visitor Center 18 - Pet Photos with Santa at the Visitor Center 30 - Noon Year’s Eve

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CITY OF SUFFOLK - NNO SUMMER SPOTLIGHT

Suffolk Police Department celebrate National Night Out (NNO)

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Suffolk Sherriff’s Office celebrate NNO

Suffolk Fire & Rescue celebrate NNO

Enjoying the petting zoo at NNO

Santa visits NNO


CITY OF SUFFOLK - SUMMER SPOTLIGHT

Suffolk Tourism’s Farmers Market

Having fun at Camp limitless

Suffolk Public Library staff getting ready for IconiCon 2022

Suffolk Public Library Lego Masters Jr. Tournament: Family Edition

One of the many fearless campers on a field trip to the Adventure Park at the Virginia Aquarium

Tea Tasting & Spring Plant Sale at the Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion

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PARKS & RECREATION - RENTAL FACILITIES Facility Rentals

Planter’s Club - 4600 Planters Club Road

Suffolk Parks & Recreation offers rental spaces at all of our Recreation Facilities and the beautiful Planter’s Club. For details on spaces available and the reservation process, contact us at our Administrative Office at 757514-7250. A $150 refundable deposit is required for all rentals. There is a $25 non-refundable application fee for processing each application. Application, application fee, and deposit must be received a minimum of 30 business days prior to date requested.

This facility is great for wedding receptions and formal family gatherings. It includes a 2,500 square-foot banquet room with a raised stage, bar, and fully equipped kitchen. There is also a 450 square-foot deck that overlooks the lovely Nansemond River. The facility can hold 144 people. All rentals must be a minimum of four hours and require a refundable $150 deposit. There is a $25 non-refundable application fee for processing each application. Renter is responsible for their own setup.*

Recreation Center Rental Fees: Gymnasium - Non-Commercial Events Resident $65.00 per hour Non-Resident $81.25 per hour Gymnasium - Event with Admission Fee Resident $75.00 per hour Non-Resident $93.75 per hour Multipurpose or Conference Room Minimum 2 hour rental Resident $25.00 per hour Non-Resident $35.00 per hour CMRC Community Room - Minimum 2 Hours Resident $50.00 per hour Non-Resident $70.00 per hour

Planter’s Club Fee Schedule Hourly Rate Monday-Thursday

$125 Resident $200 Non-Resident

Hourly Rate Friday- Sunday

$225 Resident $300 Non-Resident

Shelter Rentals Shelter rentals are available at Bennett’s Creek Park, Lake Meade Park, and Sleepy Hole Park. They are rented on a first-come, first-serve basis. Shelters are $75 per day. To schedule a rental, come by the Administrative Office between 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday. For more information, call 757-514-7250.

* Setup fees for the Planter’s Club are $50 per hour with a two-hour minimum, and a four-hour maximum.

Shelter Rental Fees All shelter rentals are $75 per shelter per day except Shelter 8 at Sleepy Hole Park, which is $125 per day. Operating Hours for parks are sunrise to sunset, seven days a week. Cancellation of shelter rental constitutes a loss of the reservation fee with the exception of severe weather (ie. Hurricane, northeastern storm), in which case the decision to grant a refund or reschedule will be determined by the Director of Parks & Recreation. Special events may be held in parks only upon obtaining a Special Event Permit. A Special Event Permit is needed when one or more of the following criteria applies to your event or activity: • • • • • • • • 9

100 or more expected at park and/or park shelters. 50 or more people expected other than at a park shelter. Musical entertainment or electricity is needed. Fee collection on City property (donations, admissions, concession, or merchandise sales). Use of temporary structures like tents, shade structures, stages, booths, amusement devices. The general public is invited or notified by the media. Animals on display for show, or for rides. Use of the shelter or park is in a manner other than their specified recreational use.


PARKS & RECREATION - RECREATION CENTERS & EVENTS COVID-19 Guidelines/Expectations:

Due to COVID-19, Parks & Recreation is taking extra precautions to make certain our Fitness Centers and Recreation Facilities are safe and clean for our citizens. No one with a fever (100.4 or greater) or symptoms of COVID-19, or known exposure, is permitted in any Parks & Recreation facility. If you have questions or concerns, please contact our Administration Office at 757-514-7250. Thank you for your cooperation. Curtis R. Milteer, Sr. Recreation Center 132 Robertson Street 757-514-7100

East Suffolk Recreation Center 138 South 6th Street 757-514-4500 Monday-Friday 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Closed Sunday

Annual Membership

Fitness Membership

Youth 7-17 Adults 18+ Seniors 55+

Must have active Annual Membership Teens 16-17: $7 per month Adults 18+: $10 per month Seniors 55+: $5 per month

$10 per year $20 per year $5 per year

Non-Resident Membership Youth 7-17 Adults 18+ Seniors 55+

$12.50 per year $25 per year $6.25 per year

Non-Resident Fitness Membership Teens 16-17: Adults 18+: Seniors 55+:

$8.75 per month $12.50 per month $6.25 per month

Joint-Use Facilities Suffolk Parks & Recreation has developed a partnership with Suffolk Public Schools with six facilities for before and after care, summer programs, leagues, and other special events. Booker T. Washington Recreation Center Creekside Recreation Center King’s Fork Recreation Center Mack Benn, Jr Recreation Center Northern Shores Recreation Center Oakland Recreation Center

204 Walnut St. 1000 Bennetts Creek Park Rd. 350 Kings Fork Rd. 1253 Nansemond Pkwy. 6701 Respass Beach Rd. 5505 Godwin Blvd.

757-514-7247 757-514-7245 757-514-7244 757-514-7248 757-514-7249 757-514-7246

Thank you to our volunteer coaches for their time and commitment for teaching character development through sports! These dedicated volunteers truly make a difference in our community.

Interested in volunteering or completing an internship with the City of Suffolk? Volunteers and interns are a valuable asset to the community and assist in creating quality programs, activities and events and help our community shine! We work to match you with opportunities that fit their interest, talents, knowledge and skills. School clubs, civic groups, scouts and individuals are welcome. Contact Jason Pittman at jpittman@suffolkva. us for more information.

Event information is subject to change.

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PARKS & RECREATION - BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE Kid Zone Before and After School Program is offered at our Joint Use Facilities. Our trained staff is ready to provide a caring, enriching and safe environment for your child before and after school. Limited spaces are available for children in PreK4-5th Grade.

Kid Zone Grade Levels: PreK-4 - 5th Grade, PreK-4 participants must be enrolled in Suffolk Public School’s Program Location: Booker T. Washington, Creekside, Mack Benn, Northern Shores and Oakland Recreation Centers. Cost: $35 one-time registration fee Program type Before Care After Care Before + After Care Time: Before Only After Only

Monthly fee $95 $120 $195

(Dec & June) $60 $85 $160

6:30AM - School Start time After School time - 6:00 PM

The following items are needed at the time of registration: Proof of child’s grade, completed registration form, proof of residency, and two emergency contacts. We accept check, credit card, or money (no cash). Four year olds must be enrolled in a Pre-K4 program through Suffolk Public School.

Rec’ N Crew After School Program is an After School Program offered at Kings Fork Joint Use Facility. The Rec’ N Crew After School program is eager to assist your child with building social skills, creating fun interactions and learning the basic principles of trust, caring and respect. Rec’ N Crew Grade Levels: 6th Grade- 10th Grade Location: Kings Fork Recreation Center Cost: $35 one-time registration fee Program type After Care Time: After Only

Monthly fee $40

(Dec - June) $40

School End Time - 6:00 PM

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR PARKS & RECREATION PROGRAMS • Course Minimums - Each class has a minimum and maximum enrollment. Classes will be canceled a week prior to start if minimum enrollment is not met. • Age Requirements - Age requirements have been established to safely facilitate age appropriate classes. Participants must be of the appropriate age by the first day of class in order to register. No exceptions. • Corrections & Updates - There are times when errors or revisions in dates, times, fees, or instructors do occur. We recommend that you check the City’s website for up-to-date information. We appreciate your patience and understanding when these situations occur. • Photo Policy - Please be advised that all participants involved in any Department programs or special events are subject to being photographed. Such photographs may be used by the City of Suffolk without an obligation to provide compensation to those photographed. • Are you a resident? Residents are citizens who live in or own property within the City of Suffolk.

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Event information is subject to change.


PARKS & RECREATION - YOUTH AND TEEN Holiday Mingle Jingle

DIY Terrarium Workshop

Date: Tuesday, December 13 Cost: Donation of one new, unwrapped toy per child Location: Curtis Milteer Recreation Center Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM Come out and enjoy some hot cocoa, games and crafts as we mingle with Saint Nick! The toy to participate will be donated to charity. Register by December 6.

Date: November 12 Cost: $20 Ages: 13+ Location: East Suffolk Recreation Center Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Join us for this fun project that will unleash your inner zen by creating mini terrariums.

Young Adult Life Prep Workshop Date: September 24 Cost: Free Ages: 13-18 Location: East Suffolk Recreation Center Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Join us to learn more about leadership skills, financial management, interview and resume tips, and guidance on college and career goals from guest speakers.

Santa’s Pottery Workshop Date: December 16 Cost: $10 Ages: 7-11 Location: East Suffolk Recreation Center Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM Children will create a holiday themed pottery craft with a professional pottery instructor.

Teen Cuisine Dates: September 28 - November 2 Ages: 11-17 Location: East Suffolk Recreation Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM Join us to learn safe, educational and healthy ways of creating delicious snacks and meals.

Fright Night Date: October 29 Cost: Free Ages: All Location: Creekside Recreation Center, East Suffolk Recreation Center & Curtis Milteer Sr. Recreation Center Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM If you are looking for a family-friendly Halloween event filled with loads of fun and a few scares, Fright Night is the place to be. We will have candy, candy and more candy, a haunted house ages 10 and up, bounce houses, face painting, fall games and more.

Lunch with Santa Date: December 3 Cost: Children are free with unwrapped toy; adult $5 Ages: 12 and under Location: Northern Shores Recreation Center Time: 11:00 AM -1:00 PM Children can play games, win fun prizes, and have a free professional photo taken with Santa.

For more information about Youth and Teen Programs, please contact ChiNiese Williams for East Suffolk Recreation Center at cwilliams@suffolkva.us or call 757-514-4515. For Curtis Milteer Recreation Center, please contact jtaylor@suffolkva.us or call 757-514-7100. For all others, please contact the specific site location. Event information is subject to change.

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PARKS & RECREATION - SPECIAL EVENTS Taste of Suffolk Date: September 10 Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Beer Garden 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Downtown Suffolk Cost: Free Take a bite out of Suffolk with this annual street festival. This event site will stretch down Main Street starting on Finney Avenue and cover Washington Street from Commerce to Saratoga Street. Main Street will be lined with Suffolk restaurants presenting their specialty food items, merchandise vendors, all day entertainment with live music and contests.

Grand Illumination Date: November 18 Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM Location: Market Park Cost: Free Watch the season light up as we flip the switch to illuminate the beautiful tree in Downtown Suffolk. Enjoy crafts, vendors, music, and see Santa at this event! Don’t forget to bring your camera. Parking available at the Suffolk Visitors Center with shuttle service.

Festival of Lights

Carpool Cinema: The Addams Family Date: October 15 Time: Park and Play - 5:00 PM, Movie Time - 7:00 PM Location: Bennett ’s Creek Park Cost: Free Come early to get the best parking and enjoy a movie from your car or chair. We will be featuring The Addams Family (2019). The movie is rated PG and has a running time of 86 minutes. Pets are welcome and must be on a leash. Food vendors will also be available for purchase.

Dates: November 25 - December 30 Time: 5:30 9:30 PM Location: Sleepy Hole Park Cost: Free We light up all of Sleepy Hole Park to create a magical experience for the Holidays! Celebrate with us by taking a drive through our lights.

Home of the Brave 5K | 10K Date: November 12 Time: 5K - 7:30 AM, 10K - 9:00 AM, After party - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Bank Street & Godwin Courts Parking Lot Join us for a 5K/10K race around Suffolk, hosted by Road Rage. Race begins on Bank St beside the Godwin Courthouse. The after party will be located in the Godwin Courts parking lot. For more information or to register visit Suffolk5k.com For more information, contact Chelsea Morgan at cmorgan@suffolkva.us

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Holiday Parade Date: December 10 Time: 7:00 PM Location: Downtown Suffolk Cost: Free Join us for the downtown Suffolk Holiday Parade! Your group can walk, ride, dance, march, or float down W. Washington and Main St. This year’s theme is “Lights, Camera, Holiday!” Applications are $50 per entry and due by November 27.

Event information is subject to change.


PARKS & RECREATION - ATHLETICS FALL TENNIS October 1 - November 8: 6 week program Howard Mast Tennis Courts, Lake Meade Park ADULT CLASSES Adult Cardio Tennis Begins: October 1 Days: Saturdays Time: 7:30 - 9:00 AM Cost: $75 Adult Advanced Drill and Play Begins: October 4 Days: Tuesdays Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM Cost: $75 Adult Intermediate Drill and Play Begins: October 4 Days: Tuesdays Time: 7:30 - 9:00 PM Cost: $75 JUNIOR CLASSES Pee Wee Begins: October 1 Days: Saturdays Time: 9:30 - 10:30 AM Cost: $60 Ages: 5-7 Challengers Begins: October 1 Days: Saturdays Time: 9:00 - 9:30 AM Cost: $30 Ages: 7-11 JV/Highschool Begins: October 1 Days: Saturdays Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Cost: $75 Ages: 11-18

WINTER LEAGUE SPORTS Youth Basketball, Cheering, and Futsal Ages: 4-5 Cost: $40 for resident, $50 non-resident Ages: 6-15 Cost: $60 for resident, $70 non-resident Online registration is open September 1 – October 21. Registration will be held at the Admin Building September 6 – October 28, Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. Registration will be held at Creekside and Mack Benn Jr Recreation Centers ONLY on Saturdays in October (1, 8, 15, 22, 29) from 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM. Volunteer coaches needed for all sports.

Please create an account at: playtennis.usta.com/ westerntidewatertennisassociation to register. WTTA membership is required to register. Please call Ken Cussick for more information 757-287-6678.

Futsal is a modified form of soccer that is played with five (5) players per team (one of which is a goal keeper) played indoors on a basketball court.

For more information about Athletics, please contact Dominique Cox at 757-514-7270. Event information is subject to change.

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PARKS & RECREATION - OUTDOOR RECREATION PARKS & RECREATION - SENIOR PROGRAMS Active Adult Senior Program Dates: Ongoing Monday – Friday Age: 55+ Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Cost: Free with Annual Membership Join us at the East Suffolk or Curtis R. Milteer, Sr. Recreation Center for the Active Adult Senior Program. This program offers an assortment of activities ranging from social, cultural, physical, instructional, health & wellness, and crafts. There is a $5 annual membership fee. Limited transportation is provided by Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia. Lunch is served daily to qualified participants 60+ for a $2 donation.

Candle Making Class Dates: September 13 & 20 Age: 55+ Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM Cost: Free Location: Suffolk Cultural Arts Center From wicks to wax, come learn how to make your own candles! They’ll look attractive, smell amazing and provide you with a calm, relaxing atmosphere. This class is in partnership with the Tidewater Arts Outreach. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Senior Gala Date: December 7 Age: 55+ Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Cost: $10 Location: Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Enjoy a fun afternoon with dancing, lunch and giveaways! Registration is required and will begin November 14.

Sip & Paint Date: September 29 Age: 55+ Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Cost: $40 Location: Curtis R. Milteer, Sr. Recreation Enjoy a fun and trendy 2-hour paint class with a talented and friendly instructor. Paint, easels, and canvas are included with a variety of mocktails and light hors d’oeuvres.

Soap Making Class Dates: October 5 & 12 Age: 55+ Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Cost: Free Location: Suffolk Cultural Arts Center Learn to create your very own beautiful, handmade “heat and pour” soap. This interactive class is in partnership with the Tidewater Arts Outreach. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Holiday Outing

Basic Fundamentals of Drawing Dates: November 8 & 15 Age: 55+ Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM Cost: Free Location: Suffolk Cultural Arts Center Join us for this beginner level drawing class. You will start with a pencil and a blank sheet of paper but will end up with your own hand drawn masterpiece! This class is in partnership with the Tidewater Arts Outreach. All supplies will be provided. Pre-registration is required.

Date: December 15 Age: 55+ Time: 4:00 PM Cost: Free Location: East Suffolk Recreation Center Grab a friend, put on your favorite “ugly sweater” and come enjoy the Holiday Season with us! We will have a “Dutch” restaurant dinner then tour the Festival of Lights at Sleepy Hole Park light displays. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. For more information on East Suffolk Active Adult Senior Programs, call 757-514-4500, or email thamlin@suffolkva.us. For Curtis R. Milteer, Sr. Recreation Center Senior Programs, contact 757-514-7100.

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PARKS & RECREATION - SENIOR FITNESS PROGRAMS National Senior Health & Fitness Day Event Date: October 26 Age: 55+ Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Cost: Free Location: East Suffolk Recreation Center Come celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day with us! We will have exercise demos, healthcare vendors & giveaways. Pre-registration is required.

Fitness 15 Dates: September 6 - December 13 Days: Mondays and Tuesdays Time: 1:00 – 1:15 PM Location: East Suffolk Recreation Center Age: 55+ Cost: Free Seniors, come out for chair exercise! You can use your body and move through different exercises to work full range of motion in different planes of motion. This class is about 15 to 20 minutes two days a week.

Active Adult Senior Walking Club Dates: September 7 - December 14 Days: Wednesdays Time: 10:00 - 11:00 AM Location: East Suffolk Recreation Center Age: 55+ Cost: Free Let’s get together and walk laps around different area trails and paths here in Suffolk. You will be burning calories while having great conversations with others!

Senior Aerobics Date: All year Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays Time: 10:00 -11:00 AM Location: East Suffolk Recreation Age: 55+ Cost: $12 for 6 weeks (12 classes) This class focuses on floor aerobics which may help to increase your mobility, balance, strength and flexibility. Instruction includes stretching and general conditioning.

Stay Strong Date: September 19 - October 1 Days: Mondays and Wednesdays Time: 10:00 -11:00 AM Location: Curtis Milteer Recreation Age: 55+ Cost: $12 “Stay Strong” Senior Aerobics is an hour class for mature, active adults that targets not only muscular strength and endurance, but also aids in improving cardiopulmonary and mental health.

For more information on Senior Fitness Programs at East Suffolk Recreation Center, contact mcrook@ suffolkva.us or call 757-514-4500. For Curtis Milteer Recreation Center, contact mcutten@suffolkva.us or call 757-514-7112. Event information is subject to change.

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PARKS & RECREATION - FITNESS PROGRAMS PARKS & RECREATION - SPECIAL EVENTS Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED for the Community (Blended Learning) Date: September 3 Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: East Suffolk Recreation Center Ages: 18+ Cost: $45 Become American Red Cross certified in Adult and Pediatric CPR and AED. Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to help sustain life and minimize the consequences of sudden illness as a result of breathing and cardiac emergencies. Components from the American Red Cross include Adult and Pediatric CPR, AED, and First Aid.

Women on Weights Dates: September 6 -December 15 Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM Location: East Suffolk Recreation Center Ages: 18+ Cost: Free A judgment free zone where women can learn how to use the various pieces of equipment in the fitness center and build confidence in their workout routines. Sign up today. FREE with recreation and fitness membership.

COMMIT Dance Fitness Class

Stroller Fit Dates: September 9 -December 16 Days: Mondays and Fridays Time: 3:00 - 3:45 PM Location: East Suffolk Recreation Center Ages: All Cost: Free Join our group of families at Stroller Fit class and learn a variety of exercises the family can do together at home.

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays all year round Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM Location: East Suffolk Recreation Center Ages: 17+ Cost: $20 for 6 weeks (12 classes) This class creates community through music, dance and fitness. While listening to a variety of hits, you will dance to choreographed routines, learn, and more!

Line Dance Class

Core Blast

Dates: All year Time: Mondays 6:00 – 7:00 PM; Thursdays 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: East Suffolk Recreation Center Ages: 17+ Cost: $20 for 6 weeks (12 classes); $4 drop in Come out and learn exciting line dances with us! Our classes are set to the latest R&B music; it’s a great way to relieve stress, exercise and most of all, have fun!

For more information on East Suffolk Recreation Center Fitness Programs, contact Melissa Crook at 757-514-4504 or mcrook@suffolkva.us

Dates: September 9 - December 16 Days: Mondays and Fridays Time: 10:00 - 10:30 AM Location: East Suffolk Recreation Center Ages: 17+ Cost: Free with membership A variety of exercises will be utilized such as calisthenics, isometrics, strength and endurance exercises.

Kidz in Motion Dates: November 28 - December 21 Days: Mondays and Wednesdays Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM Location: Facebook LIVE Ages: 7-15 This class will include fundamentals of exercise as well as an introduction to exercise equipment.

Family 2 Mile Fun Run at Lake Meade Park

Dates: Saturday, October 15 Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Location: Lake Meade Park and Trail Ages: All Cost: Donations will be collected to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. Join us this Fall for a family 2 mile fun run at Lake Meade Park located behind Kroger off of Main Street. Families will run through the trail and enjoy the scenic route and enjoy the time together as a family.

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PARKS &- RECREATION - FITNESS PROGRAMS PARKS & RECREATION SENIOR PROGRAMS Fall Into Fitness Challenge Dates: September - December Time: Fridays, 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM Location: Curtis R. Milteer, Sr. Recreation Center Cost: Free Ages: All Throughout the fall season we encourage patrons to fall in love with fitness by having them compete in monthly challenges. Participants will have the opportunity to come in at any time each Friday of the month and have a fitness staff member record or count the maximum number/longest time they are able to complete the challenge. To foster improvement, patrons will be allowed to come in as many Fridays as they would like and the total number calculated at the end of the month will count towards their score. The patron with the highest score will be featured as “Member of the Month” in the fitness center and on social media. Challenges include: September - longest total wall sit time across Fridays. October - highest number of push ups across Fridays. November - longest total plank time across Fridays. December - longest total free hang time across Fridays.

Walk This Weight Dates: August 16 - September 9 Days: Tuesdays Thursdays, and Fridays Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM Location: Curtis R. Milteer, Sr. Recreation Center Cost: $15 A four-week small group training program intended for both sedentary and already active individuals. This class will be held outside.

Legs, Glutes, Maximizing Dates: October 24 - November 16 Days: Mondays and Wednesdays Time: 6:00 – 6:45 PM Location: Curtis R. Milteer, Sr. Recreation Center Ages: 16+ Cost: $10 This is a 45-minute class includes toning, shaping, and strengthening your legs and glutes (buttocks). Come join us and maximize your fitness journey.

Couch to 5K Strength and Cycle Dates: November 29 - December 22 Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM Location: Curtis R. Milteer, Sr. Recreation Center Ages: 16+ Cost: $12 This 60-minute class combines cardio on and off the bike to create a stronger and more balanced body.

Stretch and Balance Dates: August 15 - September 7 Days: Mondays and Wednesdays Time: 10:00 - 10:45 AM Location: Curtis R. Milteer, Sr. Recreation Center Cost: $10 This class stretches your muscles and joints which lead to greater range of motion, improve balance, increased flexibility, and enhances coordination and strength in your daily activities.

Dates: September 20 - October 14 Days: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM Location: Curtis R. Milteer, Sr. Recreation Center Cost: $15 A four-week group training for beginners to build up their running abilities to run a 5K (3.1 miles). Participants will go through an initial assessment to determine fitness level and background.

ARMour Care Dates: October 28 - November 18 Time: Fridays, 6:00 - 6:30 PM Location: Curtis R. Milteer, Sr. Recreation Center Ages: 16+ Cost: $8 Join our 30 minute “ARMour Care” fitness class to get your upper body fit and sculpt your arms.

Lunch Crunch Dates: October 25 - November 17 Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays Time: 12:30 – 1:00 PM Location: Curtis R. Milteer, Sr. Recreation Center Ages: 16+ Cost: $8 Lunch Crunch is an intense 30-minute workout designed for maximum effectiveness in minimal time. In this class, we have a specific focus on core and cardio training to really fuel the burn!

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PARKS & RECREATION - ART & CULTURE Teen & Tween Art Meet Up *New Hybrid Participation Options!* Date and Time: One Thursday a Month at 4pm September 15, October 13, November 10, December - no meet up, January 12 Ages: 12-18 Cost: Free Location: Suffolk Art Gallery One Thursday a month join Suffolk Public Libraries at the Suffolk Art Gallery for a special tour of the current exhibit on display as well as an interactive craft or activity connected to the exhibit. Each month will have a new theme and a new special topic. Participants can choose to either attend in-person, or virtually through Discord. In-person participants will meet at the Gallery at 4pm. These meet-ups with the Library are the ultimate Teen and Tween after school destination for books, movies, games, crafts, special events, and much more! For more information, or to register, or call 757-514-7323.

Hours of Operation Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday 1:00 - 5:00 PM

Virtual Art-Day Wednesdays One Wednesday a month join the Suffolk Art Gallery for a virtual workshop where we explore different art techniques and mediums. Each month will introduce a new project and activity that participants can follow along with at home! All virtual workshops will be published at 10:00 am on social media and will include a materials list as well as an instructional video.

Monthly Programming and Themes September 21 – Silhouette collage October 26 - Make your own Trick-or-Treat bag November 16 - Mosaic collage picture frame December 14 - Drawing 101: Learn to draw a snowflake January 18 - Make your own scrapbook

Poetry, Prose & Pizza: Date: October 13 Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM Ages: All Cost: Free Location: Suffolk Art Gallery Join the Suffolk Art Gallery, the Suffolk Art League, and host Nathan Richardson for this open mic event. Poets, writers, musicians, spoken word, and more are welcome. Present your own original works, or favorites by others.

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PARKS & RECREATION - ART & CULTURE ART EXHIBITS Suffolk Art League’s Annual Juried Exhibition Dates: October 22 - December 2 Opening Reception: October 22 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM Ages: All Cost: Free Location: Suffolk Art Gallery This juried exhibition is open to artists working in any medium. The deadline to submit artwork is Thursday, September 8th. Artists may submit up to three (3) artworks for jurying. Visit the Suffolk Art League’s website or contact 757-925-0448 for more information.

Fall Exhibit: I Have to Go: Landscapes and Dreamscapes by Jenny Bonner and Katey Morrill Dates: September 9 - October 14 Opening Reception: September 9 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM Ages: All Cost: Free Location: Suffolk Art Gallery The Suffolk Art Gallery invites you to our Fall Exhibit, I Have to Go: Landscapes and Dreamscapes by Jenny Bonner and Katey Morrill. Through acrylic paint, mixed media, and photography, both artists describe space as a moment of place and a record of time. Bonner and Morrill present complementary methods of seeing and understanding space beyond the picture plane.

Annual Photography Exhibit Call for Entries Dates: November 4 - January 20 Registration deadline: January 20 Ages: 18+ Cost: $30 Location: Suffolk Art Gallery Be a part of our 39th Annual Juried Photography Exhibit! Open to all professional and amateur photographers. All styles of photography in which traditional and digital processes were integral to the creation of the work will be accepted. Photography must be originals executed and altered by the photographer only. Registrations must include a completed entry form, payment, and submission of digital works. Contact the Suffolk Art Gallery at 757-514-7284 to receive an entry form. Entry fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee acceptance into the exhibit. The exhibit will run from March 4th through April 14th, 2023. Applicants will be notified of jurors’ decision by February 3, 2023.

Winter Exhibit: The Magic Brush Dates: December 9 - January 20 Opening Reception: December 9 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM Ages: All Cost: Free Location: Suffolk Art Gallery Join us at the Suffolk Art Gallery in December for our Winter Exhibit, The Magic Brush, from the Blue Heron Chapter of the Sumi-e Society of America. The Blue Heron Chapter of the Sumi-e Society of America, Inc., is a non-profit educational organization founded in 1988. The group is comprised of brushed ink and watercolor painters that seek to foster an appreciation of East Asian brush painting and Sumi-e techniques through workshops, lectures, and exhibitions. The Blue Heron Chapter membership extends throughout the Hampton Roads area of Southeastern Virginia to include Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and surrounding areas.

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SUFFOLK PUBLIC LIBRARY - SPECIAL EVENTS Homework Help Fair Date: September 28 Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM Ages: Families Cost: Free Location: Morgan Memorial Library Learn about free homework help resources for children of all ages and connect to local tutors. There will be a raffle for a free tutoring session.

Winter Fest: A Saturnalia Event Date: December 16 Time: 6:00 - 9:30 PM Ages: Adult Cost: Free Location: North Suffolk Library Prepare for Saturnalia, the celebration of the Roman god Saturn and the closing harvest, with our first ever Winter Fest! There will be dancing, food, craft making, giveaways and more. Come with your friends or make new ones.

Black Panther Mini FanCon Date: November 5 Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM Ages: All Cost: Free Location: Morgan Memorial Library Celebrate the upcoming release of the new Black Panther movie at the Black Panther Mini FanCon. Enjoy cosplay contests, trivia, raffles, crafts, and more.

¡Vamos a Bailar! Let’s Dance! Fecha: 28 de octubre Tiempo: 6:00 - 9:00 PM Edades: Todas Costo: Gratis Locación: Planter’s Club ¡Únase a nosotros para el primer baile latino de Suffolk Public Library! Ponte tus zapatos de baile y prepárate para una noche de salsa, bachata, merengue, timba, salsaton, reggaeton, cha-cha, Latin house, vallenato y más. Trae a tus amigos y familiares, o haga nuevos amigos durante esta noche de entretenimiento. ¡Disfrute de baile, actividades y refrescos!

Tiny Library Concert: The BAND Vontrelle Date: November 4 Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM Ages: Adult Cost: Free Location: Morgan Memorial Library Enjoy an intimate concert experience with your local library as the lovely backdrop. You will be treated to the rhythmic sounds of The BAND Vontrelle, locally known for their live performances of R&B, jazz, and soul. Don’t miss out! Doors open at 7 PM for light refreshments and the concert begins at 7:30 PM.

Haunting @ Chuckatuck: A Haunted House Adventure Date: October 22 Time: 4:00 - 8:00 PM Ages: All Cost: Free Location: Chuckatuck Library It’s time for spooky fun at Chuckatuck Library! Chuckatuck Library has been transformed into something terrifying and ghoulish. Like to dressup? Wear your halloween costume and enter our costume contest! Come before sunset for family friendly activites both outside and spooky thrills inside. After dark the terror rises and scares get more intense. No registration is required to visit the haunted house.

Noon Year’s Eve Date: December 30 Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Ages: Early Chidhood Cost: Free Location: North Suffolk & Morgan Memorial Library Celebrate the New Year a little early with a countdown, balloon drop, crafts, snacks, dancing, and more! The party will start at 11:00 AM and we will ring in the New Year at Noon!

Date: October 28 Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM Ages: All Cost: Free Location: Planter’s Club Join us for our first Latin Dance! Put on your dancing shoes and prepare for a night of Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Timba, Salsaton, Reggaeton, Cha Cha, Latin House, Vallenato and more. Bring your friends and family, or make new connections during this evening of entertainment. Enjoy various activities, food and of course, dancing!

Explore Suffolk: Loose Leaves Sink Thieves Dates: October 17-November 28 Ages: All Cost: Free Location: Cedar Hill Cemetary Solve a lighthearted mystery as you enjoy a stroll through the peaceful Cedar Hill Cemetery in this self-guided choose your own adventure. Obtain a game packet from North Suffolk and Morgan Memorial Library or from the steamer trunk on the front porch of the Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum and go at your own pace as you walk through the historic cemetery. Solve the mystery by November 28 and enter a raffle to win a prize.

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SUFFOLK PUBLIC LIBRARY - VIRTUAL & KITS Get Creative @ Home Dates: September 13, October 4, November 8, and December 6 Ages: Adult Cost: Free Missed the in-person Get Creative class? You can still get creative at home! Register for a kit and follow along with the instructional video. The pre-recorded Get Creative @ Home videos premiere at 6:00PM on Suffolk Public Library’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. All materials provided. Please register to reserve your kit. You will receive an email notification when your kit is available for pickup. Kits on hold are available for 7 business days.

Suffolk Handicrafts Dates: September 16, October 14, November 18 and December 16 Ages: Teens, Adults Cost: Free Join Suffolk Handicrafts for new handicrafts each month, from knitting to sewing! The pre-recorded Suffolk Handicrafts videos premiere at 4:00PM on Suffolk Public Library’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Kits can be picked up at Morgan Memorial Library or North Suffolk Library, and are available on a first come, first served basis. Upcoming projects are Make a Witch Hat, Crochet a Pumpkin, Seasonal Throw Pillow, and Recycled Paper Cardmaking.

Spice of the Month Dates: First week of each month Ages: 13+ Cost:Free Looking to cook something new? Give our Spice of the Month Club a try with a free sample of the spice, recipes for a main course and smaller dish or dessert to fit your needs or diet, and learn a little about the spice. Kits can be picked up the first week of the month at Morgan Memorial and North Suffolk Library locations and are available on a first come first served basis. Upcoming spices are Mint, Tumeric, Sumac, and Cloves.

NaNoWriMo Dates: October 25-November 1 Ages: 13+ Cost: Free In celebration of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), get motivated to start working on (or finally finish) the book you have always wanted to write! Pick up a writing kit to spark your creativity and sign up for our weekly e-newsletter of creativity prompts, tips on beating writer’s block, and messages from your fellow creatives to hold you accountable. Kits can be picked up October 24-November 1 at our Morgan Memorial and North Suffolk locations and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Saturday Storytime & Craft Dates: September 10, October 8, November 5, and December 3 Ages: Elementary Cost: Free It’s Saturday and time to get crafty! Join Mr. Cory as he reads a fun book and do a fun, related craft or activity. The pre-recorded Saturday Storytime videos premiere at 11:00 AM on Suffolk Public Library’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. All materials for the craft are provided. Please register to reserve your kit.

Anime Paint Night Dates: September 5, October 10, November 14, and December 12 Ages: Teen Cost: Free Like anime? Like painting? Sign up for Anime Paint Night, get a painting kit, and create a masterpiece based on a popular anime! Registration is required. The pre-recorded Anime Paint Night vidoes premiere at 6:00 PM on Suffolk Public Library’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. All materials are provided. Please register to reserve your kit. Upcoming themes are Genshin Impact, Chainsaw Man, Spy X Family, and Pokémon.

Winter Break Kit Dates: December 12-22 Ages: Families Cost: Free Celebrate the chilly time of year with fun, winter-themed activities you can do over the winter break! Kits include activities geared toward ages 5 and older and with caregiver involvement for those younger. Kits may be picked up December 12-22 at our Morgan Memorial and North Suffolk locations and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Dragons & Drawings: Fantasy Arts & Crafts Kit Dates: November 14-23 Ages: Families Cost: Free Like Dungeons and Dragons, Lord of the Rings, or other fantasy books and shows? Are you into drawing and crafts? Pick up a Dragons and Drawings kit from your library for some fun and adventure over the Fall break. All materials are provided. Kits may be picked up November 14-23 at our Morgan Memorial and North Suffolk locations and are available on a first come, first served basis.

View the Library’s online calendar for the most up to date information and more events: suffolkpubliclibrary.com/events

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SUFFOLK PUBLIC LIBRARY - CHILDREN EVENTS Cookies & Canvas

STORYTIMES Family Storytime Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays, September 7- December 14 Time: 10:30 - 11:00 AM Ages: 0-5 Cost: Free Location: Morgan Memorial & North Suffolk Library An early literacy-based storytime with stories, rhymes, songs, and more for littles (babies, toddlers, preschoolers) and their caregivers.

Babies & Tiny Tots Storytime Dates: Thursdays, September 8- December 15 Time: 10:00 - 10:30 AM Ages: 0-2 Cost: Free Location: North Suffolk Library An early literacy-based storytime with stories, rhymes, songs, and more for littles and their caregivers.

Toddlers & Preschool Storytime Dates: Thursdays, September 8- December 15 Time: 10:45 - 11:15 AM Ages: 2-5 Cost: Free Location: North Suffolk Library An early literacy-based storytime with stories, rhymes, songs, and more for toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers.

Black Boy Joy Book Club [LIVE] Dates: September 24, October 15 and December 17 Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM Ages: Families Cost: Free Location: Online via Zoom You’re invited to a monthly book club featuring the stories of young black boys from all walks of life. We’ll read a picture book together and then chat about what we’ve read. Children should be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. The first 30 minutes will focus on a book and discussion for young participants, and the last 30 minutes will be a discussion for parents. A free copy of the book will be reserved for the first five families to register. All are welcome!

Dinner and a Story

Dates: September 13, October 4, November 15, and December 13 Time: 10:30 - 11:30 AM Ages: 2-5 Cost: Free Location: Morgan Memorial & North Suffolk Library Create small masterpieces on canvas with your little Picasso! All supplies provided. Registration required.

Odyssey of the Mind Dates: September 26, October 24, and November 7 Time: 4:00 - 5:30 PM Ages: Elementary Cost: Free Location: North Suffolk Library Join Suffolk Public Library’s Odyssey of the Mind (OM™) program, a creative problem-solving series without the stress of competition. Learn to think on your feet as you face riddles and verbal and hands-on challenges! Registration required.

STEM Explorers Dates: September 21, 22, October 19, 20, November 16, 17, December 14, 15 Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM Ages: Elementary Cost: Free Location: Morgan Memorial & North Suffolk Get ready to explore and learn! Each month we focus on a different theme with a variety of fun STEM-related activities. Upcoming themes are Bugs, Plants, Weather, and Fort Building!

Encanto Singalong: Explore Colombia Date: September 20 Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM Ages: Families Cost: Free Location: Morgan Memorial Library You may not be able to talk about Bruno, but you can certainly sing about him! Sing karaoke, make crafts, and learn about Colombian culture during this singalong adventure.

LEGO Master Jr. Meetups Dates: September 6, 7, October 4, 5, November 1, 9 Times: 4:00 - 5:30 PM and 6:00 - 7:30 PM Ages: Elementary Cost: Free Location: Morgan Memorial & North Suffolk Love Legos? Learn new skills and practice skills through building challenges, games, and building with friends. All skill levels welcome!

Dates: September 7, October 12, November 2, and December 7 Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM Ages: Families Cost: Free Location: Morgan Memorial Library What’s better than reading a book? Eating it, of course! Enjoy a food-themed storytime where you get to have a delicious dinner based on what you read about! Registration required. Upcoming themes are Pizza, Tacos, Sandwiches, and Soul Food.

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SUFFOLK PUBLIC LIBRARY - TEEN EVENTS Diversión con Amigos Fecha: 22 de septiembre, 27 de octubre, 17 de noviembre, y 15 de diciembre Tiempo: 6:30 - 7:30 PM Edades: 11-15 Costo: Gratis Locación: Biblioteca Morgan Memorial ¡Ven a la biblioteca para disfrutar de juegos, manualidades y actividades divertidas con otros niños y adolescentes que hablan español! Este evento será en español y está dirigido a niños de 11 a 15 años, pero es flexible para adaptarse a otras edades. Este evento es gratuito y no requiere registro.

Drawesome!

Gross Science: Owl Pellets Date: December 14 Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM Ages: Elementary, Teens Cost: Free Location: Morgan Memorial Warning! This program might gross you out! Dissect owl pellets and learn about the gross side of science. For older elementary ages and teens.

Teen Cosplay Club Dates: September 21, October 19, November 16, and December 14 Time: 4:00 - 7:00 PM Ages: Teen Cost: Free Location: North Suffolk Library Are you a cosplay enthusiast looking to elevate your cosplay or a brand new cosplayer wanting to create your first cosplay? Join the Teen Cosplay Club! We meet every month at North Suffolk Library to research, plan, and create cosplay costumes using craft tools, technology, and help from others.

Let’s Make DnD Mini Figures Dates: October 27 and November 3 Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM Ages: Teen, Adult Cost: Free Location: North Suffolk Library Join us for this 2-part series to design and paint your own custom Dungeons & Dragons mini figure! All supplies provided. Registration is required and automatically registers you for both sessions of the 2-part series.

Magic: The Library Gathering Dates: September 8, October 13, November 10, and December 8 Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM Ages: Teen, Adult Cost: Free Location: North Suffolk Library It’s time for Thursday night Magic! Come out and play the collectible card game in a casual environment. Free starter decks provided for new players. All experience levels welcome.

Dates: September 19, October 17, and November 28 Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM Ages: Teen Cost: Free Location: North Suffolk Library Like to draw and make art? Join us each month at North Suffolk for Drawesome! Express your creativity and have fun making art. Registration required. Upcoming themes are Keychains and Bookmarks, Anime Pointillism Painting, and Animation Walk Cycle. An additional session will be held September 15 at Morgan Memorial Library.

SPL Arcade Dates: September 16, 27, October 14, 18, November 18, 29, and December 9 Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM Ages: Teen Cost: Free Locations: North Suffolk & Morgan Memorial Get your game on at the library! Come play newer and retro console games with friends, no quarters or tokens required.

LARP with the Library: Star Wars Date: September 10 Time: 3:00 - 4:30 PM Ages: Teen & Elementary Cost: Free Location: North Suffolk Library Ready to save a galaxy far, far away? You can Live Action Role Play (LARP) with Suffolk Public Library this fall! Come join us for a Star Wars-themed day! Join together with your squadron to locate the secret plans, fight off waves of stormtroopers, and sneak into a secret base undetected! Pizza and refreshments will be provided, and the winning team will get Regal gift cards to see a movie of their choosing.

Tailored to You Date: September 20 Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM Ages: Teen, Adult Cost: Free Location: North Suffolk Library Make your clothing work for you! Learn basic tailoring techniques to hem, measure, and more. Bring the pieces that you want to modify to the workshop and leave with a more affirming wardrobe and new skill!

View the Library’s online calendar for the most up to date information and more events: suffolkpubliclibrary.com/events

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SUFFOLK PUBLIC LIBRARY - ADULT EVENTS Get Creative Dates: September 12, October 3, November 7, 9, and December 5 Time: 6:00 - 7:45 PM Ages: Adult Cost: Free Locations: North Suffolk & Morgan Memorial Library Join us at the library and Get Creative! Each month we explore new mediums and try our hand at creating art or a craft. All materials are provided. Registration required. Upcoming themes include Live Model, Shadow Box Art, Mixed Media, and Clay Sculpting.

Genealogy Meetup Sip & Spell Adult Spelling Bee Dates: September 15, October 20, November 17, and December 15 Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM Ages: Adult Cost: Free Location: Nansemond Brewing Station Join the Suffolk Public Library and Nansemond Brewing Station for a fun-filled adult spelling bee! There will be something for everyone to enjoy from learning new words to enjoying some spelling flubs. Participate on your own or bring your friends and spell as a team. Upcoming themes include Fungus Among Us, Spooky October, Indigenous Hampton Roads, and Winter Cheer.

Community Clothing Swap Date: November 19 Time: 2:00 - 5:00 PM Ages: All Cost: Free Location: Morgan Memorial Library Clear out your closet and pick out new-to-you clothing for the whole family. Bring your own bag for the clothing swap and learn about additional community resources accessible year-round. Donations can be dropped off November 14-18 at our Morgan Memorial and North Suffolk locations.

Dates: September 8, October 13, November 10, and December 8 Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM Ages: Adult Cost: Free Location: Morgan Memorial Library Interested in exploring your family’s history and other genealogical projects? Stop by to learn and share helpful tips to aid in your discoveries. Genealogy Meetup is led by LaSandra Adams, Family History/Genealogy & Cataloging Librarian at Suffolk Public Library. She has a Master of Library Science and has worked in the Library for over 20 years.

First-Time Homebuyer’s Workshop Date: October 6 Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM Ages: Adult Cost: Free Location: Morgan Memorial Library Looking for a home for the first time or planning a move? We have local realtors and loan officers ready with advice to help you save thousands in the process by applying for grants! Open to all first-time home buyers. No registration required to attend in-person. Registration required to attend virtually. Registered participants will provide their email address to receive a link to the Zoom meeting at least 15 minutes before the program begins.

Suffolk Discovers Dates: September 13, October 11, and November 1 Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM Ages: Adult Cost: Free Location: Online and North Suffolk Library Interested in learning more about the world and history? Suffolk Discovers meets every month to discuss a new theme that explores the cultures and backgrounds of people in our communities. Registration required to attend virtually. Registered participants will provide their email address to receive a link to the Zoom meeting at least 15 minutes before the program begins. The event will be recorded and shared after the event on Suffolk Public Library’s YouTube channel. Upcoming classes are African American and Latinx History of the United States, Black and Indigenous Communities of the Great Dismal Swamp, and Two-Spirits and Contemporary Indigenous Cultures.

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Hot Wings, Hot Takes Date: September 30 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM Ages: Adult Cost: Free Location: Buffalo Wild Wings Inspired by the popular Hot Ones show, you and your friends will be eating wings at an increasing level of spice, all while making your argument for some of culture’s most popular, age-old questions. Is water wet? Is Star Wars or Star Trek the superior Sci-Fi franchise? Did Rose really have room on that door for her and Jack? You decide! Ranch may be necessary. Registration required.

You do not need to be a Library member to attend. Event information is subject to change.


SUFFOLK PUBLIC LIBRARY - FAMILY EVENTS Rainbow Families Meetup Dates: September 10, October 1, November 12, and December 3 Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Ages: Families Cost: Free Location: North Suffolk Library Looking for families to meet in the area with LGBTQ+ parents and/or kids? Join us for Rainbow Families at North Suffolk Library for family-friendly activities and crafts, for local resources, and to make friends!

LARP with the Library: Pokémon at Lake Meade Park Date: Saturday, November 19 Time: 3:00 - 4:30 PM Ages: All Cost: Free Location: Lake Meade Park Ready to become a Pokémon master? You can Live Action Role Play (LARP) at Suffolk Public Library this fall! Make new friends, solve puzzles, and try not to get caught by the villain! Come join us at Lake Meade Park where you can come out to the newest region of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Pick your starter Pokémon, make your way through the 8 gyms, and be ready with the perfect lineup to take on the final battle! Pizza and refreshments will be provided, and the winning team will get gift cards for Old Skool Games and more.

Curious About Mushrooms Date: September 17 Time: 9:00 - 11:00 AM Ages: All Cost: Free Location: Sleepy Hole Park Come out for a Saturday morning walk at Sleepy Hole Park while learning about mushrooms’ role in the local ecosystem, the best time to find them, and more! Curious about Mushrooms is led by Theresa Augustin, Curator of Natural Areas and Vice President of Education at Norfolk Botanical Garden and “mushroom enthusiast.”

Laugh-In at SPL: An Evening of Comedy and Improv Date: September 14 Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM Ages: Families Cost: Free Location: North Suffolk Library Get ready to laugh during this evening of improv and performance for the whole family! Participate in improvisational exercises and skits that will spark creativity (and lead to lots of laughs!).

“This is How We Do It” Outdoor StoryWalk® Dates: September 13 - November 29 Ages: Families Cost: Free Locations: Various This fall Suffolk Public Library invites you to take a walk. A StoryWalk®! Enjoy the cooler weather with your family as you share “This Is How We Do It” by Matt Lamothe. Through the picture book, learn about a typical day in the lives of seven real kids from different countries around the world. How is your life simliar and different? Complete fun outdoor activities with each page of this story. Finish the walk and enter a raffle for a chance to win your own copy of the book! The first location will be North Suffolk Library from September 13 - 26!

Poems and Songs: A Winter StoryWalk® Dates: December 13 - January 10 Ages: Families Cost: Free Locations: North Suffolk & Morgan Memorial This winter Suffolk Public Library invites you to take a walk. A StoryWalk®! Stay warm together with your family as you share winter holiday themed poems and song lyrics illustrated by community art. Complete fun activities with each poem or song. Finish the walk and enter a raffle for a chance to win a new book of your choosing!

Family Fridays @ the Park Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Ages: Families Cost: Free Locations & Dates: • September 9 at Lake Meade Park • September 23 at Bennett ’s Creek Park • October 14 at Lake Meade Park • October 28 at Bennett ’s Creek Park • November 4 at Lake Meade Park • November 8 at Bennett ’s Creek Park • December 9 at Lake Meade Park Join us outside at the park to have fun with activities and a story for the whole family! Families are encouraged to bring their own blanket or chairs. Activities are geared toward ages 3 to 10 years old, with caregiver involvement for those younger. Registration is not required but recommended to receive program updates, including inclement weather updates.

View the Library’s online calendar for the most up to date information and more events: suffolkpubliclibrary.com/events

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SUFFOLK TOURISM

Annual Artisan Gift Fair

Movies at the Center: Sing 2 (Sponsored by Suffolk Tourism) Date: Sunday, September 18 Time: 2:00 PM Ages: All Cost: $1 Location: Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts Buster Moon and his friends have turned the New Moon Theater into a local hit, but Buster has his eyes on a bigger prize: debuting a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater. What begins as Buster’s dream of big-time success becomes an emotional reminder of the power of music to heal even the most broken heart. The cast includes Matthew McConaughey, Taron Egerton, Reese Witherspoon, and Bono. This 2021 film is rated PG and has a running time of 95 minutes.

Suffolk Restaurant Week: Fall 2022 Date: November 5 - 12 Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM Ages: All Cost: $10 Lunch/$20 Dinner; $15 Lunch/$30 Dinner; $20 Lunch/$40 Dinner Location: Various Suffolk Eateries From Suffolk’s best-kept culinary secrets to national award-winning restaurants, Suffolk Restaurant Week promises a savory blend of the City’s signature flavors. During this culinary showcase, participating eateries offer chef-created delicacies and simple three-course, price fixed menus. No coupons, vouchers, or tickets! For more information, visit VisitSuffolkVa.com.

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Date: Saturday, December 3 Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Ages: All Cost: Free Location: Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion at 524 N. Main Street, Downtown Suffolk This traditional outdoor holiday market features artisan-quality crafts, jewelry, soaps, fine art, candles, woodcrafts, crocheted items, jams and jellies, holiday ornaments, wreaths, baked goods, seasonal produce, meats, and more. Live music and light refreshments included, along with visits with Santa! For more information, visit SuffolkVaFarmersMarket.com.

Movies at the Center: Cruella (Sponsored by Suffolk Tourism) Date: Sunday, December 11 Time: 2:00 PM Ages: All Cost: $1 Location: Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts Teenage Estella has a dream: to become a world-class fashion designer. A chance encounter vaults the wildrunning Estella into the world of the young, rich, and famous; however, she begins to wonder if she might, indeed, be destined for more after all. The cast includes Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, and Mark Strong. This 2021 film is rated PG-13 and has a running time of 134 minutes.

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SUFFOLK TOURISM 44th Annual Suffolk Peanut Festival

Suffolk Ruritan Club Shrimp Feast Date: Friday, October 7 Time: 3:00 - 7:00 PM Ages: All Cost: $40 Location: Suffolk Executive Airport One of the kick-off activities traditionally held at the Suffolk Peanut Fest site and a social gathering of large proportion. Enjoy shrimp, BBQ, coleslaw, iced tea, and adult beverages. Dine-in or takeout. Live entertainment by Island Boy. Limit of 2,000 tickets sold. No tickets will be sold at the gate. For more information, visit SuffolkPeanutFest.com.

Storytime at the Station Date: Thursday, October 6 - Sunday, October 9 Time: 4:00 - 10:00 PM (Thurs) 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Fri); 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Sat); 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM (Sun) Ages: All Cost: $10 per person, per entry; ages 10 and under free. Thursday is Carload Night: Free entry and all-you-can-ride wristbands (up to 8 people) for $50. Sunday is Military Appreciation Day: $5 Admission (must have valid I.D.) Location: Suffolk Executive Airport This year marks the 44th Anniversary of Suffolk’s premier festival. This family-friendly event honors the City’s agricultural heritage and devotion to peanuts, our favorite legumes. Known for its fun family activities, Suffolk Peanut Fest offers concerts, amusement rides, contests and competitions, a demolition derby, motorcycle rally, fireworks, and much more. Combine all these great activities with live entertainment and you have a weekend full of good times! For the latest information, visit SuffolkPeanutFest.com, or call Suffolk Festivals at 757-539-6751.

Date: September 20; October 18; November 15; and December 13 Time: 10:30 AM Ages: All Cost: Free Location: Seaboard Station Railroad Museum This fun interactive storytelling program is geared toward children ages three to seven. Each month different books will be read, followed by the opportunity to explore the museum. Includes a take-home activity. All children must be accompanied by a guardian. For more information, visit SuffolkTrainStation.org.

29th Annual Driver Days Fall Festival Date: Saturday, October 15 Sunday, October 16 Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Sat); 11:00 AM 5:00 PM (Sun) Ages: All Cost: Free Location: Driver Village (Kings Hwy) Enjoy lots of activities for the kids, great entertainment, good food, the Sherri Parker Memorial Poker Run, and great shopping with the different vendors and local businesses. For more information, visit DriverEvents.com.

Touch A Truck, Train & Trick or Treat Date: Saturday, October 29 Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Ages: All Cost: $5 each or 4 for $15 Location: Behind Courthouse on North Commerce Street Bring your little goblins and ghouls to enjoy food, candy, games, trucks, trains, and more! Children can see, touch, and explore their favorite big trucks and vehicles, as well as get the opportunity to meet the men and women that serve, protect, and build our community. Please wear costumes and bring trick-ortreat bags! View Suffolk Tourism’s online calendar for the most up to date information and more events: VisitSuffolkVa.com

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SUFFOLK TOURISM Friday Night Frights Suffolk Tourism, in partnership with the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, wants to give you the fright of your life as they present a series of classic horror films. Shows begin at 8:00 PM, and admission is $3 per person. No children under 17 will be permitted without a parent or guardian. For more information, please contact the Suffolk Center’s box office at 757-923-2900, or visit SuffolkCenter.org.

Pet Sematary Date: Friday, October 14 Young doctor Louis Creed and his family move to their new home in a small rural town. When the family pet is killed in the road, the family is introduced to the mystic place beyond the old pet “sematary” in the woods behind his house: the place where the dead walk. The cast includes Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, and Fred Gwynne. This 1989 film is rated R and has a running time of 103 minutes.

Plein Air Invitational Date: September 6-11 Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Ages: All Cost: Free Location: Suffolk Center For three days, talented artists from all over the area will be inspired to paint Suffolk’s Historic Downtown, beautiful farmland, and pristine waterfront. This event is presented by the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, Suffolk Art League, and Suffolk Tourism. For more information visit SuffolkPleinAir.com.

Friday the 13th Date: Friday, October 21 In 1980, a descendant of the original owners reopens Camp Crystal Lake after murders in 1957 and 1958...but the killings start up again as a mysterious stalker prowls the area. Could it be the original victim, Jason, out for revenge? The cast includes Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, and Kevin Bacon. This 1980 film is rated R and has a running time of 95 minutes.

The Ring Date: Friday, October 28 Journalist Rachel Keller investigates a videotape that may have killed four teenagers. She discovers the urban legend about the tape: the viewer will die seven days after watching it. Rachel will have to run against time to save her son’s and her own life. The cast includes Naomi Watts, David Dorfman, and Brian Cox. This 2002 film is rated PG-13 and has a running time of 115 minutes.

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The Suffolk Center is honored to be one of 12 major performing arts centers across the country opening their doors and hearts to the Kyiv City Ballet.

Kyiv City Ballet’s “A Tribute to Peace:” Ukranian Repertoire Date: Wednesday, September 21 Time: 7:00 PM Ages: All Cost: $25 - $65 Location: Suffolk Center Suffolk Center patrons will delight in a performance of three Ukrainian ballets: “Thoughts,” a contemporary ballet; “Tribute to Peace,” a neo-classical work; and “Men of Kyiv,” a Ukrainian folk dance.

Kyiv City Ballet’s Swan Lake Date: Thursday, September 22 Time: 7:00 PM Ages: All Cost: $25 - $75 Adults Location: Suffolk Center See the Kyiv City Ballet perform their full-length performance of “Swan Lake,” choreographed by Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, and Ivan Kozlov. The company’s star ballerinas, Krystina Kadashevych and Oksana Bondarenko, will be featured, as will Vsevolod Maevskiy, a former soloist at the Mariinsky Ballet in St. Petersburg, now a principal with the troupe.

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SUFFOLK TOURISM “A Tribute To Peace” Exhibition

Red, White & Brews

Date: September 20 - October 28 Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Tues-Sat) Ages: All Cost: Free Location: Suffolk Center Artists’ works will feature two- and three-dimensional pieces that project their visions of peacefulness, whether it be a bright and cheerful landscape, a colorful floral, or a portrait of a tranquil pose.

Date: Saturday, November 19 Time: 7:30 PM Ages: All Cost: $20 advance; $25 at door Location: Suffolk Center Join us downstairs in the ballroom for an evening of Country Rock. Red, White & Brews features performances by three local bands in celebration of Veteran’s Day.

The Hurrah Players Present Disney’s The Lion King Date: Saturday, October 15 Time: 2:00 PM Ages: All Cost: $22-$25 Location: Suffolk Center Disney’s The Lion King is a live musical adaptation of the 1994 animated film, bringing the wonderful music and adventures of the Pride Lands to life onstage. The Hurrah Players, Virginia’s leading family theatre company, presents The Lion King under the direction of Hugh R. Copeland, the founder and artistic director of The Hurrah Players.

The Chris Michael Experience Date: Saturday, October 29 Time: 7:00 PM Ages: All Cost: $18-$28 Location: Suffolk Center Chris Michael is a celebrity entertainer who has performed his unique mix of beatboxing, sleight-of-hand, mind-reading, and even dangerous stunts for thousands of thrilled audiences all over the world. His creative mind has worked behind the scenes of ‘America’s Got Talent’ along with 3 other national television shows. He is currently the performer of choice for the Washington Commanders, U.S. Army, and even the FBI.

“Takin’ Care of Business” Exhibition Date: November 10 - December 16 Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Tues-Sat) Ages: All Cost: Free Location: Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts Small businesses are the lifeblood of all communities. This exhibit honors business leaders in the City of Suffolk past and present, allowing guests to see who these courageous people are and what they bring to our community daily. The exhibit includes portraits of these leaders as well as artwork depicting life in the world of work and business.

Tidewater Winds “Santa Swings” Date: Saturday, December 17 Time: 7:30 PM Ages: All Cost: $22-$34 Location: Suffolk Center Ring in the holidays with a blast! Experience the festive sounds of the season in a concert filled with virtuosity and the glorious music of the holidays. The evening features the Tidewater Winds Big Band, fun pre-show family activities, and photo-ops with Santa!

Suffolk Farmers’ Market Free and open to the public, the 2022 Suffolk Farmers’ Market Season will conclude on Saturday, November 19. Regular market hours are every Saturday, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, weather permitting. The Market has been a popular outlet for locally grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, organically raised poultry, fresh eggs and milk, honey, and a variety of artisancrafted goods. For more information about the market, visit the website at SuffolkVaFarmersMarket.com, or contact the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757-514-4130.

View Suffolk Tourism’s online calendar for the most up to date information and more events: VisitSuffolkVa.com

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SUFFOLK TOURISM Riddick’s Folly House Museum Hours: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Wed, Thurs, & Fri); 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Saturday); and 1:00 - 5:00 PM (Sun). Closed on major holidays. Cost: $7 Adults; $6 military and seniors 55+; $3 students 18 and under; free for children 5 and under; $4 for partial tours Location: 510 N. Main Street, Downtown For more information, please contact 757-934-0822 or visit RiddicksFolly.org. While Mills Riddick’s contemporaries may have mocked his Greek Revival home when it was built in 1837, the house now stands as a beautiful reminder of the past and is one of Suffolk’s most popular attractions. The impressive structure features striking architectural details. The five frieze band windows across the front of the house are rarely seen in eastern Virginia. The front of the mansion is bricked in Flemish bond, and double chimneys rise from both ends of the stately historic landmark. Slender columns of the Greek Revival period frame the main entrance. The interior showcases intricately carved moldings and elaborate ceiling medallions throughout the house. Riddick’s Folly has four floors, 21 rooms, and 16 fireplaces. All four floors are open to the public. The building features elegantly furnished double parlors, a gentleman’s library, and adult and children’s bed chambers. Also open are the laundry, dining rooms, and kitchen. Registered with the Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission and the National Register of Historic Places. During the Civil War, Riddick’s Folly served as headquarters for the Union Army.

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Meet Santa Date: December 3, 4, 17, & 18** Time: varies (see below) Ages: All Cost: Free Location: Suffolk Visitor Center and Seaboard Station Railroad Museum Bring the kiddos to meet jolly ol’ St. Nick this holiday season! Suffolk Tourism has two convenient locations for you to catch the big guy: the Suffolk Visitor Center and the Seaboard Station Railroad Museum. Beautiful holiday décor makes these the ideal places to snap a photo with Santa. Be sure to bring your cameras! Visits with Santa at the Artisan Gift Fair Saturday, December 3 • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM Meet Santa at the Train Station Sunday, December 4 • 1:00 - 4:00 PM Meet Santa at the Visitor Center Saturday, December 17 • 1:00 - 4:00 PM Pet Photos with Santa at the Visitor Center** Sunday, December 18 • 1:00 - 4:00 PM **We welcome all friendly, well-behaved critters. Dogs must be leashed. Pet owners are encouraged to bring a donation for the homeless and adoptable pets at the Suffolk Animal Care Center. Suggested donation items can be found on our website at VisitSuffolkVa.com.

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SUFFOLK TOURISM - TOURS Suffolk Tour Program Suffolk Tourism offers a variety of guided tours, with something for history buffs, nature lovers, adventurers, and even for those folks who are seeking the “supernatural’ side of Suffolk. Suffolk Tourism tours depart from the Suffolk Visitor Center (unless otherwise noted). Reservations are required. Custom group tours are available and may require a partial deposit. To reserve your space, please contact the Suffolk Visitor Center.

Cedar Hill Cemetery Guided Stroll Departs at 4:00 PM; please arrive by 3:45 PM.

Historic Cedar Hill Cemetery Hometown Heroes Walking Tour Departs from Train Station at 11:00 AM; please arrive by 10:45 AM.

Victorian Suffolk: Dying To Be There, A Guided Discovery of Cedar Hill Cemetery Please check the website for departure time. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early. Departs from Cedar Hill Cemetery gate adjacent to Train Station parking lot.

Headlines and Footnotes: A Downtown Suffolk Walking Tour Departs from Nansemond Brewing Station (212 E. Washington Street). Plan to arrive 15 minutes early.

Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour Bus boards at 1:45 PM and departs at 2:00 PM.

Legends of Main Street: A Suffolk Ghost Walk Please check the website for departure time. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early.

Kayak Excursions Bus boards at 9:15 AM (transportation for the Nansemond River at Constant’s Wharf and Bennett’s Creek Excursions are not available. Participants must meet on site for these particular tours.)

Cedar Hill Cemetery Guided Stroll Dates: September 24; October 3 & 22; and November 5 & 7 Time: 4:00 - 5:30 PM Ages: 8+ Cost: $7 adults; $5 seniors (60+), military, and children. Not recommended for children under 12. Enjoy a 60-minute stroll of Cedar Hill Cemetery’s 32 acres of hilly terrain and ancient cedar trees. Home to one of Suffolk’s official Virginia Civil War Trail sites. Comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate attire recommended.

Historic Cedar Hill Cemetery Hometown Heroes Walking Tour Dates: September 17; and October 15 Time: 11:00 AM Ages: 8+ Cost: $7 adults; $5 seniors (60+), military, and children. Not recommended for children under 12. This 60-minute walking tour highlights and honors the graves and memorials of soldiers from Suffolk and old Nansemond County who died in combat during the two World Wars, Korean War, and Vietnam War. Comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate attire recommended.

Victorian Suffolk: Dying To Be There, A Guided Discovery of Cedar Hill Cemetery Dates: September 10; and October 1, 15, & 29 Time: Check website Ages: All Cost: $7 adults; $5 seniors (60+), military, and children This 75-minute walking tour explores the hidden meanings buried in Suffolk’s Historic Cedar Hill Cemetery. The tour features Victorian-era symbolism, burial practices, funerary industries, and mourning rituals. Highlights include how the residents of Suffolk both lived and died in the 19th century. Comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate attire recommended.

Great Dismal “Swamp Safari” Bus boards at 9:15 AM and departs at 9:30 AM.

Great Dismal Guided Nature Walk Meet at Washington Ditch (3100 Desert Road).

View Suffolk Tourism’s online calendar for the most up to date information and more events: VisitSuffolkVa.com

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SUFFOLK TOURISM - TOURS Headlines and Footnotes: A Downtown Suffolk Walking Tour Dates: November 12 Time: 3:30 PM Ages: All Cost: $10 adults; $8 seniors (60+) and military; $5 children age 12 and under. Downtown Suffolk contains a multitude of antique buildings, new businesses, old stories, and fresh food! This tour explores the streets of downtown Suffolk’s historic district, complete with revived century-old mansions, re-purposed schools and warehouses, forgotten architectural gems, and a glimpse into future developments. Tour departs from Nansemond Brewing Station at 212 E. Washington Street.

Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour Dates: September 24; October 22; November 5; and December 3 Time: 2:00 - 3:30 PM Ages: 8+ Cost: $8 adults; $6 seniors (60+) and military; $5 children (ages 8-12). Trace Suffolk’s legacy through our historic homes and neighborhoods, churches, and Virginia Civil War Trails. This windshield tour’s highlights include Cedar Hill Cemetery, Constant’s Wharf, Riddick’s Folly House Museum, and the historic Lakeside neighborhood.

Kayak Excursions Time: 10:00 AM Ages: 10+ Cost: $40 per person; equipment included. Guided kayak excursions are facilitated by a water adventures outfitter with years of experience. All equipment is included with registration fee. Sunscreen, insect repellent, comfortable attire, and snack and/or bottled water recommended. 250 lb. weight limit. Participants must be 10 years of age or older; ages 17 and younger must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Nansemond River at Constant’s Wharf: September 25 Bennett’s Creek: October 30 Lone Star Lakes: November 6

Legends of Main Street: A Suffolk Ghost Walk Dates: September 24; October 22 & 29; and November 5 Time: Check website Ages: All Cost: $10 adults; $8 seniors (60+), military, and children. Not recommended for children under 9. Follow a costumed guide through the shadows of historic Main Street, discovering stories, legends, and “unexplained occurrences” by lantern light.

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SUFFOLK TOURISM - TOURS Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Hours: Daily, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM; headquarters closed on weekends and federal holidays; the hiking and biking trails remain open. Location: 3100 Desert Road For more info: fws.gov/refuge/great_dismal_swamp The Great Dismal Swamp is anything but dismal. Despite its foreboding moniker, the Great Dismal Swamp is one of few remaining American wildernesses and the largest intact remnant of a vast habitat that once covered more than one million acres of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. This nature preserve encompasses over 112,000 acres where visitors enjoy wildlife observation, history, mystery, and lore. Visitors may participate in biking, fishing and boating, hiking, hunting, and nature photography. Because of its geographic location and climate, the Great Dismal is known for its unique blending of northern and southern species, and is a haven for black bear, bobcats, rare plants, rattlesnakes, and river otters. Less fearsome creatures include 200 species of birds, frogs, lizards, salamanders, toads, and yellow-bellied and spotted turtles.

Great Dismal “Swamp Safari” (Narrated Bus Tour) Dates: September 14, 24, & 28; October 12 & 22; November 5 & 16; and December 3, 14, & 28 Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM Ages: 8+ Cost: $10 adults; $8 seniors (60+), military, and children (ages 8-12). Not recommended for children under 8. This three-hour tour, which fills up quickly, is led by a biologist specializing in the unique habitat of the Great Dismal. A small snack and beverage provided; sunscreen, insect repellant, comfortable shoes, and weather-appropriate attire recommended.

Great Dismal Swamp Guided Nature Walk Dates: October 15, 19, & 23; November 2, 19, & 30; and December 7, 17, & 21 Time: 10:00 - 11:30 AM Ages: 8+ Cost: $7 adults; $5 seniors (60+), military, and children (ages 3-12). Meet the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in a new way—up close and personal! Enjoy a 90-minute biologist-led nature walk as you learn about the flora, fauna, wildlife and history that abound in the 112,000-acre wilderness. This boardwalk tour meanders almost a mile through a representative portion of swamp habitats. Comfortable shoes and weatherappropriate attire recommended.

View Suffolk Tourism’s online calendar for the most up to date information and more events: VisitSuffolkVa.com

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