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October 27, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 7, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Suffolk Art Gallery
This Juried Exhibition is open to all visual artists working in any medium. The exhibition typically features approximately 100 works of art by artists from the Hampton Roads region and beyond. Over $2,400 in awards will be given, including a $500 First Prize and the opportunity for a one-person exhibit at the Suffolk Art Gallery in 2019. The juror will be Dr. Cole Welter, Graduate Program Director, Professor of Art, Painting and Drawing, at James Madison University.
November 22, 2018, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront
Make Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront a new holiday tradition! Join us on November 22, 2018, from 11:00am to 3:00pm for our Thanksgiving Day buffet. Reservations are highly encouraged.
For more information or to make your reservation, please call our Sales Office at 757.774.9073.
November 24, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Riddick's Folly House Museum
Meet Luciana Vega, the Girl of the Year for 2018! Luciana is over the moon—she’s going to Space Camp! But when she’s picked to lead her team in a robotics challenge, instead of rocketing her crew to success she steers them straight into trouble. After that, her teammates don’t trust her. In fact, Luciana's pretty sure they don’t even like her. It’s great to be good at science—but Luciana learns that it’s not enough. If she’s ever going to make it to Mars, she has to be someone her crew can depend on, no matter what.
November 24, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Historic Downtown Suffolk
Deck the halls this holiday season with handcrafted, homemade and eclectic gifts. On Saturday, November 24, 2018, join merchants and food vendors throughout Suffolk’s historic downtown district offering artisan-quality crafts, jewelry, soaps and bath salts, fine art, candles, glass, needlework, ceramics, greenery, woodcrafts, crocheted items, jams and jellies, nuts, pottery, totes and handbags, holiday ornaments, baked goods, home decor, and more. Shoppers will also find discounts and holiday specials from downtown’s established retailers and restaurateurs’ as well.
November 24, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Courthouse Park (adjacent Godwin Courts Building)
Enjoy a family friendly Fall Fest, featuring a Vintage Marketplace with upcycled furniture, antiques and collectibles, handcrafted creations by local and regional artisans, interactive arts and craft activities for all. Activities include making your own copper dog tags, painting a pint glass, decorative rock and pumpkin painting. There will also be trick-or-treating for costumed kids. Concessions will be available for purchase. The Courthouse Park is located between the Godwin Courts Building and the SPARC Shoppe, at 150 N. Main Street.
November 24, 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Kings Highway, Driver Village
Driver is THE place to be, on Saturday, November 24, 2018! Santa arrives at 6:30pm on a fire truck and will sit in Harmony House. Please bring your camera for pictures! There will be free popcorn, hot cocoa, and chili (while supplies last). We will also be collecting new unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots, and non-perishable food items for the local Food Pantry. Be sure to stop in each shop for that special Christmas gift!
November 28, 2018, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
The Great Dismal Swamp is anything but dismal. The narrated Swamp Safari, one of Suffolk’s most popular attractions, fills up quickly. This four-hour tour is led by a biologist specializing is the unique habitat of the Great Dismal. Learn about the history, lore, vegetation and wildlife with this adventure that includes a brief walk to Lake Drummond. Sunscreen, insect repellent, comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended. A small snack and beverage is provided. This tour is not recommended for very small children. Reservations are required and cancellations are expected no less than 48 hours prior to scheduled tour. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130 to reserve your spot.
November 29, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center
See Suffolk through the eyes of years gone by.
Suffolk’s rich heritage dates back to the early 17th century, when Captain John Smith first encountered the Nansemond Indians on the Nansemond River. Even now, you can trace Suffolk’s legacy through our historic homes and neighborhoods, churches and Virginia Civil War Trails. Guided by a Suffolk historian, you meet the people and places that made Suffolk the city it is today. Highlights of this windshield tour include Cedar Hill Cemetery, Riddick’s Folly House Museum, Constant’s Wharf, College Court and Suffolk’s Historic Lakeside neighborhood.
*Please note that this tour includes a stop and brief tour of the Philips-Dawson House (Suffolk Nansemond Historical Society Headquarters)
November 30, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
Meet your next two best friends – Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson, along with their fiery hot 17-piece big band! All across America, audiences have fallen in love with these two sophisticated Southern gentleman and the high-energy show that is the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra. Along with the greatest songs, the best original arrangements and phenomenal musicianship, these two bring their rich friendship and charm to the stage. Fashioned in the style and swagger of the legendary entertainers lead by Frank Sinatra, Davis & Johnson are putting their own original stamp on the Great American songbook, graced with a touch of Motown, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Elvis and more, offering a freshness and relevance that speaks to every soul.