Calendar

September 2014

Ongoing

"The Mystery in a Portrait": An Exhibition by Phoebe West Brooks

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts - BB&T Gallery
110 West Finney Avenue
September 12-November 8. 11am-4pm. Tuesday-Saturday.
Free and open to the public.

757.923.2900
www.SuffolkCenter.org

"The Mystery in a Portrait" is an exhibition of artwork by Phoebe West Brooks, in the BB&T Gallery. The opening reception for this exhibit will be Thursday, September 11, 2014, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Brooks began to explore painting and sculpture in the 80s, working primarily in oils, mixed media, glass and clay. She received her BA at the University of Richmond, and completed post-graduate studies at VCU. Her exhibitions include: AthFest in Athens, GA; UR Arts Around the Lake; First Unitarian Gallery; Richmond Public Library; MCV; Shockoe Bottom Arts Center; Petersburg Arts Fest; Hill Café; Zeus Gallery; and the Jewish Community Center, among others.

Now living in Petersburg, Virginia, Brooks balances a full-time job as the Assistant to the Deputy Director for Collections and Facilities Management at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts with the restoration of a house in the historic district (on weekends). On rare but wonderful occasions, she retreats to a cabin in Maryland on the bay to camp out, paint, and swim.

Ongoing

“The Mystery of a Masterpiece” Exhibit

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts - Norfolk Foundation Gallery
110 West Finney Avenue
Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm.
Free and open to the public.
757.925.1800 or 757.923.0003
www.SuffolkCenter.org

The Suffolk Division of Tourism is partnering with the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts to present “The Mystery of a Masterpiece,” an eye-popping exhibit featuring artists’ modern interpretation of book covers from iconic texts. Artists will conjure vivid imagery based on a selection of 100 classic texts and contemporary bestsellers. From Jane Eyre and The Great Gatsby to The Hunger Games and Beloved, the potential for diverse artistic impression is limitless. On display at the Suffolk Center’s Norfolk Foundation Gallery, September 12 until November 8, 2014, the exhibit will be free and open to the public Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The opening reception is slated for Thursday, September 11, 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The conclusion of this exhibit will be held in conjunction with the Suffolk Mystery Author’s Festival scheduled for Saturday, November 8, at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts.

For complete details, contact Sandy Hart or Pat Eelman at 757.925.1800 or jesters@suffolkcenter.org.

9/05

Remembrance Rescue Project

Constant's Wharf Park & Marina
110 E. Constance Road
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Suffolk Fire & Rescue would like to invite the public to view a national treasure from the September 11th attack on America. The Remembrance Rescue Project will be on display at Constant's Wharf Park & Marina, located behind the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront at 110 E. Constance Road, on Friday, September 5, 2014, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The Rescue Remembrance Project is a not-for-profit organization created by firefighters to restore, preserve, and share Fire Department of New York (FDNY) Rescue 4 and Rescue 5 that were severely damaged in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The Project involving former FDNY Rescue 4 and Rescue 5 is a public education effort focused on providing an understanding of the events of September 11th, and what that day means to members of the fire service and our country as a whole.

9/05 to 9/06

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library Building
300 Carolina Road
10am-4pm Friday & Saturday. Open to the Public.
757.514.1024
http://www.suffolk.lib.va.us/about-us/friends-of-the-library.html

The Friends of the Library hold a monthly book sale, the revenue of which is used to support library programs. Peruse thousands of used books, magazines, movies and more. Prices: Paperbacks (Fiction) - $0.50 per inch, Softcovers - $0.50, Hardcovers - $1.00, Children's - $0.50 per inch, DVDs - $2.00, Music CDs - $1.00, Audio Books on CD - $2.00, Audio Books on Cassette - $1.00. Other items specially priced.

9/06

Legends of Main Street: A Suffolk Ghost Walk

Suffolk Visitor Center
524 North Main Street
7pm. $10 Adults / $8 Seniors, Military and Children 9-12
757.514.4130

A hair-raising encounter with the spirited side of Suffolk. Follow a costumed guide through the shadows of historic Main Street discovering stories, legends and "unexplained occurrences" by lantern light. Tales of unsolved mysteries and unresolved affairs abound throughout Suffolk's historically hip Ghost Walk. Reservations Required.

9/13

Suffolk Master Gardeners Plant Sale

Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church
3488 Godwin Blvd.
9am-2pm.
www.suffolkmastergardener.org

The Suffolk Master Gardeners host two annual plant sales for the Hampton Roads community—one in the spring and one in the fall. The plant selections come from area nurseries and our very own gardens! We also invite you to come enjoy our Bake Sale, children's crafts, and local artisans and their wares. The Fall Plant Sale offers the chance to speak with the area's societies on plants, butterflies, and other wildlife.

9/13

Taste of Suffolk Downtown Street Festival

Main Street in Downtown Historic Suffolk
11am-5pm. Free and open to the public.
757.514.7627 (Suffolk Parks & Recreation)
www.suffolkva.us/TasteofSuffolk

Taste of Suffolk is back in Downtown Suffolk for the eighth year! This annual street festival tradition will span Main Street from Finney Avenue to Washington Street. Enjoy specialty food items from local restaurants all over Suffolk and see all the goods and services the crafters, vendors and merchants have to offer. Taste of Suffolk has something for the whole family with our expanded children's area and live bands (scheduled to attend: Slightly Under Parr, Wesley Spangler and The Hotcakes). Enjoy a petting zoo by Teeny Tiny Farm (next to the Courthouse), contests and games, and a new vehicle exhibition. Sponsored by Suffolk Economic Development Authority and TowneBank.

Entry to the event is free and open to the public.

9/13

Legends of Main Street: A Suffolk Ghost Walk

Suffolk Visitor Center
524 North Main Street
7pm. $10 Adults / $8 Seniors, Military and Children 9-12
757.514.4130

A hair-raising encounter with the spirited side of Suffolk. Follow a costumed guide through the shadows of historic Main Street discovering stories, legends and "unexplained occurrences" by lantern light. Tales of unsolved mysteries and unresolved affairs abound throughout Suffolk's historically hip Ghost Walk. Reservations Required.

9/16

Taste of Home Cooking School

HIlton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront
100 East Constance Rd.
Doors open at 4pm; event begins at 7pm.
$12 General Admission (Advance)
$15 General Admission (Day of Show)
$35 VIP Admission
For more info call, Lindsay Richardson at 757.934.9602
www.suffolknewsherald.com

The Suffolk News-Herald and Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront are SPICIN' up Suffolk with the Taste of Home Cooking School. Attendees will experience two hours of delectable demonstrations by the talented Taste of Home chef, Char Morse. At 4 p.m. we will open the doors to everyone for our elaborate vendor show, where you can meet, sample, and buy from area merchants. Our attendees will each be gifted a goodie bag with sweet treats from Taste of Home, National Sponsors, and Local Businesses. Our VIP ticket holders will enjoy a exclusive VIP "Pre-Show" Party catered by the Panera Bread Company from 5-6 p.m. Each VIP guest will be gifted a goodie bag complete with the newest edition, not yet available in stores, of Taste of Home's Busy Family cookbook. VIP ticket holders will enjoy an exclusive "Meet and Greet" and Book Signing with chef Char! All of our VIP guests will have seating available in the reserved VIP area in the ballroom. 

9/20

“Robin Hood” by The Children's Theatre of Hampton Roads

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 West Finney Avenue
11am. $5.
757.923.2900
www.SuffolkCenter.org

Venture into Sherwood Forest with the Monkeys at a performance that you help create! All of our improv shows are high energy and audience interactive, so bring your smiles and your ideas for a one-of-a-kind theatre experience that the whole family will enjoy.

Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads is a professional theatre troupe of adult actors devoted to creating and presenting original works for all ages. Since founded in 2005, they have strived to provide educational and interactive theatre that is accessible and affordable for families, shows that explore different times, places and cultures. Be prepared for a lot of noisy, physical fun and a lot of laughing. These interactive shows are great fun for the whole family! Feel free to dress up and join the fun. Tickets are available at the door before the shows.

9/21

Passion for Paws Picnic and Whiskers Wine Tasting

River Stone Chophouse
8032 Harbour View Blvd.
12-4pm. Prices vary.
757.538.3030
www.suffolkhumanesociety.com

This family- and dog-friendly event will feature unique and homemade food, fabulous wines, live music, games, contests, activities, a silent auction, a wine auction and more. Well-behaved, vaccinated dogs are welcome and can get in free with a paying human. All proceeds donated to the Suffolk Humane Society. $15 for picnic (adults) and $8 for children 12 and under. $20 for wine tasting 21 yrs old and over.

9/26

Peanut Fest Queen's Banquet

Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront
100 E. Constance Road
757.539.6751
7pm. $30.
Tickets on sale at the Suffolk Visitor Center (524 N. Main Street • 757.514.4130). Cash or check.

www.suffolkfest.org

Today's festival queen is selected from among rising high school seniors that are evaluated by a panel based on four criteria: a creative writing essay; school activities; awards and achievements; and community involvement. New this year: the queen and her court are treated to a banquet by the Pilot Club of Suffolk, held at the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront. Contact the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130 for ticket availability. Cash or check accepted.

This year’s Court includes the following individuals: Zoe Marie Waddell and Ashley Barton, Suffolk Christian Academy; Delaney Clark and Olivia Elliott, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy; Sydney Billmeyer and Morgan Hunt, King’s Fork High School; Haley Maddrey and Kristina Super, Nansemond River High School; Courteney Simpson and Lexus Isom, Lakeland High School. The Queen will be formally announced and crowned at the Banquet. Tickets are $30 per person and may be purchased at the Suffolk Visitor Center, located at 524 North Main Street in Downtown Suffolk, no later than September 23. Please call 757.514.4130 for more information.




9/26

Art D’Vine: Diamonds & Denim

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 West Finney Avenue
7pm. $55 per person for SCCA members; $60 per person for non-members.
757.923.0003
www.SuffolkCenter.org

Join us for the 8th Annual Art D'Vine! Enjoy a live and silent auction, exceptional cuisine paired with perfect wine and live entertainment, all to benefit the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts Foundation. Adults 21 and older only. Tickets required. *Special sponsor tables available.

9/27

American Girl Program: "Meet Kirsten Larson"

Riddick's Folly House Museum
510 North Main Street
10am, 11:30am, 1pm & 2:30pm. Free.
Reservations required.
757.934.0822
www.riddicksfolly.org

Kirsten Larson is a brave, steadfast pioneer girl growing up on the Minnesota prairie in 1854. Her stories begin with her long, dangerous voyage with her family from Sweden to America. At first, Kirsten finds it difficult to get used to this strange new country. But as she makes friends and discovers what her new land has to offer, she learns the true meaning of home—and that love is the same in any language. There will be 4 sittings: 10am, 11:30am, 1pm and 2:30pm. Space is limited and reservations are required. Donations welcome. Ages 5 and up are welcome. Call for reservations at 757.934.0822 or email riddicksfolly@verizon.net.

9/27

Legends of Main Street: A Suffolk Ghost Walk

Suffolk Visitor Center
524 North Main Street
7pm. $10 Adults / $8 Seniors, Military and Children 9-12
757.514.4130

A hair-raising encounter with the spirited side of Suffolk. Follow a costumed guide through the shadows of historic Main Street discovering stories, legends and "unexplained occurrences" by lantern light. Tales of unsolved mysteries and unresolved affairs abound throughout Suffolk's historically hip Ghost Walk. Reservations Required.

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