Calendar

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string(28) "2016-09-03 9:30 AM:-:1:30 PM"
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string(29) "2016-09-06 10:00 AM:-:5:00 PM"
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string(28) "2016-09-08 5:30 PM:-:8:00 PM"
string(28) "2016-09-08 6:00 PM:-:8:00 PM"
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string(28) "2016-09-10 2:00 PM:-:4:00 PM"
string(28) "2016-09-12 2:00 PM:-:3:30 PM"
string(28) "2016-09-13 9:30 AM:-:1:30 PM"
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string(28) "2016-09-15 7:00 PM:-:8:30 PM"
string(28) "2016-09-16 7:00 PM:-:8:30 PM"
string(28) "2016-09-16 7:00 PM:-:9:00 PM"
string(28) "2016-09-16 8:00 PM:-:9:30 PM"
string(29) "2016-09-17 8:30 AM:-:11:00 AM"
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string(28) "2016-09-17 2:00 PM:-:3:30 PM"
string(28) "2016-09-17 6:00 PM:-:8:00 PM"
string(28) "2016-09-17 8:00 PM:-:9:30 PM"
string(28) "2016-09-18 9:30 AM:-:1:30 PM"
string(28) "2016-09-20 6:00 PM:-:7:00 PM"
string(28) "2016-09-20 6:30 PM:-:7:30 PM"
string(29) "2016-09-22 11:30 AM:-:5:00 PM"
string(28) "2016-09-22 2:00 PM:-:3:30 PM"
string(28) "2016-09-22 6:00 PM:-:7:30 PM"
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string(29) "2016-09-22 7:00 PM:-:10:00 PM"
string(28) "2016-09-23 7:00 PM:-:9:00 PM"
string(29) "2016-09-24 9:00 AM:-:12:00 PM"
string(29) "2016-09-24 10:00 AM:-:2:00 PM"
string(28) "2016-09-24 1:00 PM:-:1:00 PM"
string(28) "2016-09-24 2:30 PM:-:4:30 PM"
string(28) "2016-09-25 9:00 AM:-:3:00 PM"
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September 2016

string(29) "2016-09-01 11:00 AM:-:2:00 PM"
43480
9/01 to 9/30

Library Card Sign-Up Month

Area Libraries
Free.
www.suffolkpubliclibrary.com
757.514.7323

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! It's a great time to visit one of the Suffolk Public Library locations.

string(28) "2016-09-01 1:00 PM:-:1:00 PM"
43443
9/01 to 9/30

Tidewater Reads

Area Libraries
September 1-30, 2016
www.tidewaterreads.org
757.514.7323

Tidewater Reads is a regional, literary collaborative that focuses on one work of literature, with companion works, to engage readers of every age, and promotes the value of reading, lifelong learning and community building in the Tidewater area. The 2016 work is Lydia Netzer's novel, Shine, Shine, Shine. Tidewater Reads events will take place throughout the following cities: Suffolk, Chesapeake, Franklin, Gloucester, Hampton, Middlesex County, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, and York County. For more information, visit www.tidewaterreads.org.

string(61) "2016-09-02 10:00 AM:-:4:00 PM:^:2016-09-03 10:00 AM:-:4:00 PM"
43581
9/02 to 9/03

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
www.suffolkpubliclibrary.com/about/friends-of-the-library/

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.




string(28) "2016-09-03 9:30 AM:-:1:30 PM"
44054
9/03

Great Dismal Swamp Safari

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
9:30am-1:30pm. 
$10 adults; $8 seniors (60+), military, and children ages 3-12
757.514.4130

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.

string(28) "2016-09-03 6:00 PM:-:8:00 PM"
44646
9/03

Adventure Book Club: Shine, Shine, Shine

Baron's Pub
185 N. Main Street
6-8pm. Free; registration required.
Ages 18+.
www.suffolkpubliclibrary.com

Join our Adventure Book Club! Meet up monthly to discuss a group-read book while doing something fun. Registration is required and participants can pick up their copy of the month's book three weeks prior to the book club meeting. Ages 18+.

September is "Books & Brews": Shine, Shine, Shine by Lydia Netzer is an adventure between worlds, and a stunning novel of love, death, and what it means to be human. This is also the novel selected for the region-wide 2016 Tidewater Reads program.

string(28) "2016-09-04 9:30 AM:-:1:30 PM"
44055
9/04

Great Dismal Swamp Safari

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
9:30am-1:30pm. 
$10 adults; $8 seniors (60+), military, and children ages 3-12
757.514.4130

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.

string(29) "2016-09-06 10:00 AM:-:5:00 PM"
43033
9/06 to 10/21

Exhibit based on "Shine, Shine, Shine," a novel by Lydia Netzer

Suffolk Art Gallery
118 Bosley Avenue
10am-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday; 1-5pm, Sunday.
Free.
www.suffolkartleague.org
757.925.0448 or 757.514.7284

This exhibit is being held in conjunction with TIDEWATER READS, a literary collaborative. The Suffolk Art Gallery and the Suffolk Art League are inviting artists and writers to read Lydia Netzer's novel, Shine, Shine, Shine, and create works inspired by the novel. For a complete prospectus, click here.

string(30) "2016-09-08 10:00 AM:-:11:45 AM"
44230
9/08

Cedar Hill Cemetery Tour

Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center
524 N. Main Street
10:00-11:45am. 
$7 adults; $5 seniors (60+), military.
Not recommended for children under 12.
757.514.4130

An official Virginia Civil War Trail site, Cedar Hill Cemetery has long been an attraction for history buffs and even walking groups. The Suffolk Division of Tourism is introducing a new guided stroll through the pleasant 32-acre cemetery, rich in history and natural beauty. The 90-minute daytime tour will offer unique insights into Suffolk’s heritage as tour goers traverse the cedar-lined terrain dotted with timeworn headstones. 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. Special rates are available for groups of 12 or more.

string(28) "2016-09-08 2:00 PM:-:3:30 PM"
43674
9/08

Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour

Suffolk Visitor Center
524 North Main Street
2pm. $8 Adults / $6 Seniors, Military and Children 9-12
757.514.4130

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.

string(28) "2016-09-08 5:30 PM:-:8:00 PM"
44655
9/08 to 9/30

"Vietnam Combat Art Exhibit" A 50th Anniversary Commemoration: Opening Reception

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 W. Finney Avenue
5:30-8pm. Free and open to the public.
Exhibit on view September 9-30.

757.923.0003
www.SuffolkCenter.org

Join the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts on Thursday, September 8, 2016, from 5:30-8 p.m., for the Opening Reception for "Vietnam Combat Art Exhibit": A 50th Anniversary Commemoration. There will be a performance by TRADOC Ceremonial Band. The exhibit will be on view from September 9-30. The galleries are open Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Vietnam War Commemorative Partners: County of Roanoke, Roanoke City, Salem, Stonewall Jackson Chapter/AUSA, and the Town of Vinton.

string(28) "2016-09-08 6:00 PM:-:8:00 PM"
45038
9/08

Life Size Game of Life for Teens

Morgan Memorial Library
443 W. Washington Street
6-8pm. Free.
757.514.7323
www.SuffolkPublicLibrary.com

So, you’ve graduated, landed your first job, and started earning a steady paycheck—the world is your oyster! Join this role play as you walk through your life on a human-sized game board and explore how the choices you make now could affect your future. Presented by Opportunity Inc. Career Access Network.

string(59) "2016-09-10 9:00 AM:-:3:00 PM:^:2016-09-11 1:00 PM:-:5:00 PM"
45042
9/10 to 9/11

Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society: Annual Heirloom Sale Fundraiser

137 Bank Street
Saturday 9am-3pm and Sunday 1-5pm.
757.539.2781
http://suffolkhistory.org

The Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society is hosting their annual Heirloom Sale at The Phillips-Dawson House on September 10-11, 2016. Peruse a variety of antiques including furniture, lamps, mirrors, collectibles and original art. This year we will be featuring bedroom and dining room furniture, original art, china, antiques and reproductions, and more! We are currently accepting donations. Please call 757-539-2781 to set up a drop-off time.

string(29) "2016-09-10 11:00 AM:-:5:00 PM"
41786
9/10

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 10th 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. Enjoy a petting zoo, contests and games, crafters and vendors, a beer garden, and a new vehicle exhibition.

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

string(28) "2016-09-10 2:00 PM:-:4:00 PM"
44651
9/10

Family Movie Day: Big Hero 6

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 W. Finney Ave.
2pm. Free and open to the public.
757.923.0003

Bring the kids to Family Movie Day at the Suffolk Center on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at 2 p.m., for a free showing of Big Hero 6, part of the Center's "Small Salute to Military in September."

When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called "Big Hero 6."

This film is rated PG and has a running time of 102 minutes.

Watch the movie trailer here!

string(28) "2016-09-12 2:00 PM:-:3:30 PM"
43675
9/12

Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour

Suffolk Visitor Center
524 North Main Street
2pm. $8 Adults / $6 Seniors, Military and Children 9-12
757.514.4130

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.

string(28) "2016-09-13 9:30 AM:-:1:30 PM"
44056
9/13

Great Dismal Swamp Safari

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
9:30am-1:30pm. 
$10 adults; $8 seniors (60+), military, and children ages 3-12
757.514.4130

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.

string(28) "2016-09-13 2:00 PM:-:3:00 PM"
45661
9/13

Daughters of the American Revolution Talk

Morgan Memorial Library
443 W. Washington Street
2-3pm. Free and open to the public.
757.514.7323
www.SuffolkPublicLibrary.com

Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution will discuss the history of DAR and how descendants can become a member of this prestigious organization.

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44640
9/15 to 9/29

Get Inspired: Open Writing Studio

ODU Tri-Cities Center
1070 University Blvd. (Portsmouth)
Thursdays, 9/15, 9/22, & 9/29, 6-8:30pm.
Free and open to the public; registration required.
www.suffolkpubliclibrary.com

Hitting a creative wall? Supercharge your writing with prompts and inspiration from Tidewater Reads' Shine, Shine, Shine.

In this fast-paced workshop, we'll challenge ourselves to create new writing each week, ranging from new pieces of flash fiction and poetry to new beginnings for longer works. We'll use different exercises to explore plot, character, setting, and language; you will get immediate feedback on your writing from both the instructor fellow students. Open to writers of all levels of experience and genres. Registration is required and can be made online through the Suffolk Public Library's website calendar.

Instructor Mary Westbrook is a freelance writer in Norfolk and her work has appeared in publications such as Distinction, National Geographic Traveler, Southern Accents, and Fiction Writers Review. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Old Dominion University and has taught writing at ODU and through the Muse Writers Center.

string(28) "2016-09-15 7:00 PM:-:8:30 PM"
44654
9/15

10th Anniversary Speaker Series: Admiral William E. Gortney, United States Navy, Retired

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 W. Finney Ave.
7pm. Free and open to the public.
www.SuffolkCenter.org

Join the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts on Thursday, September 15, at 7 p.m., when they welcome Admiral William E. Gortney, United States Navy, Retired, for the 10th Anniversary Speaker Series. During his 39-year career, Bill Gortney commanded at every level in the Navy and was recognized for his accomplishments with multiple awards.

This event is part of the Center's "Small Salute to Military in September."

string(28) "2016-09-16 7:00 PM:-:8:30 PM"
44639
9/16

Meet the Author: Lydia Netzer

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 W. Finney Ave.
7-8:30pm. Free and open to the public.
www.tidewaterreads.org

New York Times best selling author, Lydia Netzer, will speak about her novel Shine, Shine, Shine, and southern writing as part of the Tidewater Reads program.

Shine, Shine, Shine is a shocking, searing, breathless love story, a gripping portrait of modern family, and a stunning exploration of love, death and what it means to be human. For more information on Tidewater Reads and other upcoming events, visit www.tidewaterreads.org.

string(28) "2016-09-16 7:00 PM:-:9:00 PM"
43252
9/16

Gallery After Hours

Suffolk Art Gallery
118 Bosley Avenue
7-9pm. Cost varies.
www.heartandsoulsuffolk.com
757.514.7284

Join us for fun after hours events close to home. Enjoy art demonstrations, live music or a DJ, games, DIY art-making stations that fit the evening's theme, food and drink. Some events are for the entire family and include kids' craft stations, others are adult fun only. Visit www.heartandsoulsuffolk.com or call the gallery to find out about our upcoming event.

string(28) "2016-09-16 8:00 PM:-:9:30 PM"
43708
9/16

Legends of Main Street: A Suffolk Ghost Walk

Suffolk Visitor Center
524 North Main Street
8pm. $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.

string(29) "2016-09-17 8:30 AM:-:11:00 AM"
45122
9/17

Walk to End Alzheimer's

Constant's Wharf Park & Marina
110 East Constance Road
8:30am Registration; 9:40am Ceremony; 10am Walk.
http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2016/VA-SoutheasternVirginia?fr_id=9375&pg=entry

On Saturday, September 17, 2016, the Western Tidewater Walk to End Alzheimer's will take place at Constant's Wharf Park & Marina, located at 110 East Constance Road. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., the ceremony at 9:40 a.m., and the walk at 10 a.m. The scenic route length is three miles, with a one-mile option. This year's honorary chair is Suffolk Mayor Linda T. Johnson.  

Alzheimer’s is an epidemic devastating our families, our finances and our future. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. 

string(28) "2016-09-17 9:00 AM:-:2:00 PM"
43523
9/17

Community Yard Sale at East Suffolk Recreation Center

East Suffolk Recreation Center
138 S 6th Street
9am. $10 per table / $15 per tent.
757.514.4500
www.suffolkva.us/parks

One man's trash is another man's treasure! Come sell and shop at East Suffolk Recreation Center's Community Yard Sale. Tables are $10 and tents are $15. 



string(30) "2016-09-17 10:00 AM:-:11:30 AM"
43717
9/17

Great Dismal Swamp Guided Nature Walk

Washington Ditch
Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
(off of White Marsh Road)
10:00-11:30am.
$7 adults: $5 seniors (60+), military, and children ages 3-12.

"Swamped and Loving It!"  Meet the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in a new way—up close and personal! Enjoy a biologist-led nature walk as you learn about the flora, fauna, wildlife and history that abound in the 111,000-acre wilderness. Reservations are required and cancellations are expected no less than 48 hours prior to scheduled tour. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center to reserve your spot.

string(30) "2016-09-17 10:00 AM:-:11:45 AM"
44231
9/17

Cedar Hill Cemetery Tour

Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center
524 N. Main Street
10:00-11:45am. 
$7 adults; $5 seniors (60+), military.
Not recommended for children under 12.
757.514.4130

An official Virginia Civil War Trail site, Cedar Hill Cemetery has long been an attraction for history buffs and even walking groups. The Suffolk Division of Tourism is introducing a new guided stroll through the pleasant 32-acre cemetery, rich in history and natural beauty. The 90-minute daytime tour will offer unique insights into Suffolk’s heritage as tour goers traverse the cedar-lined terrain dotted with timeworn headstones. 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. Special rates are available for groups of 12 or more.

string(28) "2016-09-17 2:00 PM:-:3:30 PM"
43676
9/17

Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour

Suffolk Visitor Center
524 North Main Street
2pm. $8 Adults / $6 Seniors, Military and Children 9-12
757.514.4130

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.

string(28) "2016-09-17 6:00 PM:-:8:00 PM"
45662
9/17

Family Movie on the Lawn at Chuckatuck: Jungle Book

Chuckatuck Library
5881 Godwin Blvd.
6-8pm. Free and open to the public.
757.514.7323
www.SuffolkPublicLibrary.com

Join us for a family-friendly flick and treats on the lawn next to Chuckatuck Library. Tonight we'll be showing The Jungle Book (2016): After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther, Bagheera, and free spirited bear, Baloo. This movie is rated PG and has a running time of 106 minutes.

Watch the movie trailer here!

string(28) "2016-09-17 8:00 PM:-:9:30 PM"
43709
9/17

Legends of Main Street: A Suffolk Ghost Walk

Suffolk Visitor Center
524 North Main Street
8pm. $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.

string(28) "2016-09-18 9:30 AM:-:1:30 PM"
44057
9/18

Great Dismal Swamp Safari

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
9:30am-1:30pm. 
$10 adults; $8 seniors (60+), military, and children ages 3-12
757.514.4130

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.

string(28) "2016-09-20 6:00 PM:-:7:00 PM"
45687
9/20

Family Zumba Dance Party

Morgan Memorial Library
443 W. Washington Street
6-7pm. Free.
757.514.7323
www.SuffolkPublicLibrary.com

Keep your minds and bodies active by joining our family friendly Zumba Dance Party. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

string(28) "2016-09-20 6:30 PM:-:7:30 PM"
45664
9/20

Apple Carnival Family Game Night

North Suffolk Library
2000 Bennett's Creek Park Road
6-7pm. Free.
757.514.7323
www.SuffolkPublicLibrary.com

Get in the fall spirit with this carnival-inspired game night featuring apple-themed games and snacks. Free and open to all ages. 

string(29) "2016-09-22 11:30 AM:-:5:00 PM"
44407
9/22

17th Annual Suffolk Education Foundation Golf Tournament

Sleepy Hole Golf Course
4700 Sleepy Hole Road
1pm Shot Gun Start
$350 Foursome / $125 Individual

www.SuffolkEducationFoundation.org
757.775.9682

Join area business leaders and local residents as they tee-off to support Suffolk Public Schools with a day of fun at the beautiful Sleepy Hole Golf Course. Cost for a foursome is $350; cost for an individual is $125. Your registration includes 18-holes on a scenic course, a boxed lunch, a fried chicken and BBQ dinner buffet, beverages, and networking with area leaders.

string(28) "2016-09-22 2:00 PM:-:3:30 PM"
43677
9/22

Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour

Suffolk Visitor Center
524 North Main Street
2pm. $8 Adults / $6 Seniors, Military and Children 9-12
757.514.4130

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.

string(28) "2016-09-22 6:00 PM:-:7:30 PM"
44633
9/22 to 10/27

Suffolk Commonwealth Attorney's Citizen's Academy

Commonwealth Attornery's Office
Godwin Courts Building
150 North Main Street
757.514.4379 or Joan Turner at jrturner@suffolkva.us

Commonwealth's Attorney C. Phillips Ferguson will host the 5th Suffolk Commonwealth's Attorney's Citizens Academy. It is a six week program designed to teach the citizens of Suffolk about the mission, policies and day to day operations of the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office.  In addition to the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office, you will also have the opportunity to learn about the other four Constitutional Offices including: the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Commissioner of the Revenue, Sheriff's Office and the Treasurer's Office.  

The curriculum is designed to educate the citizens on criminal law and decisions made by the Suffolk Commonwealth's Attorney's Office.  The academy will build a deeper understanding of the office and encourage open lines of communication and cooperation between the citizens and the Commonwealth Attorney's Office.  Citizens will become increasingly aware and understand the realities of criminal cases.  

All adult citizens, interested in attending this FREE class, begining Thursday, September 22, 2016, through Thursday, Octiober 27, 2016 (except 10/6/16), must apply for admission and successfully pass a background investigation conducted by the Suffolk Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. Classes will be held each evening from 6-7:30pm.  For more information, please complete the application (see below) or contact Joan R. Turner, Community Outreach Coordinator. 757.514.4379 

Citizen's Academy Application 

General Flyer

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Life Size Game of Life for Teens

North Suffolk Library
2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road
6-8pm. Free.
757.514.7323
www.SuffolkPublicLibrary.com

So, you’ve graduated, landed your first job, and started earning a steady paycheck—the world is your oyster! Join this role play as you walk through your life on a human-sized game board and explore how the choices you make now could affect your future. Presented by Opportunity Inc. Career Access Network.

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Featured Film: Thao's Library

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 W. Finney Ave.
7pm. Free and open to the public.
757.923.0003

Join the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at 7 p.m., for a free showing of Thao's Library, part of the Center's "Small Salute to Military in September." The heart-touching movie inspired by a young Vietnamese survivor will be followed by Q & A with Director of Photography, Stephen Katz.

Forty years after the Fall of Saigon, a young Vietnamese woman is among the Vietnam War's uncounted casualties. Born near fields where American planes sprayed Agent Orange, Thao lives with severe physical deformities. Halfway around the world, a woman in New York is struggling to cope after the sudden death of her famed younger sister. In the midst of her crippling depression, a friend shows Elizabeth a black-and-white photograph from a recent trip abroad. The image haunts Elizabeth. It shows Thao sitting in a wheelchair outside a shed that houses pig feed, fertilizer -- and books. Despite her disabilities, Thao had set up a makeshift library for children in her village. The photographer who captured the image had asked, “If you could have anything in the world, what would it be?” Thao replied, “Three hundred dollars, so I could buy more books.” Through this simple request, Thao and Elizabeth are brought together, forging an unlikely sisterhood, transcending language and culture. The two women reflect on the past and confront the present, changing both lives forever.

Watch the movie trailer here.

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Art and "Wine-ing" Workshop

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 W. Finney Avenue
7-9pm. $40
www.suffolkcenter.org
Registration: 757.923.0003

NOT your typical "Paint-nite!" Create a masterpiece of your very own! Learn a bit about different artists and try your brush at the canvas. Art supplies and inspiration are provided. Just bring yourself and your fellow “artists” friends and leave everything else at the door—a great date night or friends’ night out! No experience necessary- joins us for the fun of it! (Limit 13 participants; must be 21+)

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Fall Garden Forum

Johnson's Gardens
3201 Holland Road
Registration required.
757.539.1525 or info@suffolkpartnership.org
www.suffolkpartnership.org

You're invited to the FREE 2016 Fall Garden Forum at Johnson's Gardens on Saturday, September 24! With presentations every hour, a family activity area, and door prizes, it is sure to be a fun and informative time for the whole family.

Schedule of Events & Activities:
9 a.m.:
Mary Ellen Mathews, Master Gardener, discusses children's gardening

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.:
Children's Education & Activities

10 a.m.:
Debra Blount, Chef & Owner of "Now You're Cooking" facilitates a cooking demonstration

11 a.m.:
Tim Johnson, Johnson's Gardens, Inc., discusses Fall Gardening, with Audience Q & A

For more information, contact Healthy Suffolk at 757.539.1525 or info@suffolkpartnership.org.

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Bookmaking

Suffolk Art Gallery
118 Bosley Avenue

10am-2pm. Ages 14-Adult.
$50 (Members) / $65 (Non-Members).
Registration deadline is September 17.

757.925.0448
www.suffolkartleague.org

Create a hardcover book using a three-needle approach to stitching. Using stamps, paint, collage and ink to embellish the covver, you will make it uniquely yours. All materials and tools are provided. Instructor: Toni Merrill.

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American Girl Program: "Meet Caroline Abbott"

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

Nine-year-old Caroline® loves living in Sackets Harbor, New York—it's right on the shore of Lake Ontario! She can ice-skate with friends in the winter, and sail with her father in the summer. Caroline even dreams of captaining her own ship someday! But before she can prove to her father that she's ready and responsible, the War of 1812 begins, and he is captured. Caroline must learn to face great challenges without him—and be brave to help her family, friends, and village win the day. There will be 3 sittings: 10am, 11:30am, and 1pm. There are 20 girls per sitting (ages 5 and up). Space is limited and reservations are required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Donations welcome. Call for reservations at 757.934.0822 or email riddicksfolly@verizon.net beginning 14 days before the event.

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Pokémon Go Adventure

North Suffolk Library and Morgan Memorial Library
2000 Bennett's Creek Park Road and 443 W. Washington Street
2-4:30pm. Free.
757.514.7323
www.SuffolkPublicLibrary.com

Wanna be the very best? Like no one ever was? Bring your device and join the Suffolk Public Library for a safe walking adventure so you can catch them all. Mobile WiFi will be provided so we can travel across the land and search far and wide. After the adventure, enjoy Pokémon games and activities back at the library. Free for all ages.

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Kingsboro Bowmen "September Showdown" 3D Archery Tournament

Lone Star Lakes Park
401 Kings Highway
9am-3pm.
$15: 14 and older; $5 for years 13 and younger.
If shooting for VAC points, $15 with option $5 mulligan.
757.242.9314 (Mike Serig) or 757.434.3310 (Ed Bickham)
www.kingsborobowmen.com
www.facebook.com/KingsboroArchery

Open to the public! The tournament is held at the archery range in the Lone Star Lakes Park. Cash awards will be provided for each shooter class, depending on the number of shooters in class. Casual registration is from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. All scorecards must be turned in and targets are pulled at 3 p.m. All 3D archery tournaments are governed by Archery Shooter Association (ASA) rules. For more information, visit the website.

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Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour

Suffolk Visitor Center
524 North Main Street
2pm. $8 Adults / $6 Seniors, Military and Children 9-12
757.514.4130

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.

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Suffolk Peanut Fest Queen's Banquet

Hilton Garden Inn Riverfront & Suffolk Conference Center
100 East Constance Road
7pm. Silent Auction begins at 6pm. $30.
757.539.6751
www.suffolkpeanutfest.com/peanut-fest-queens-banquet.html

The Banquet features dinner, an outstanding Silent Auction, entertainment, and crowning of the Queen. Proceeds from the event benefit organizations in our local community.

Tickets are $30 per person, general seating only. Tickets must be purchased by September 28. No tickets will be sold at the door. Ticket outlets include: Suffolk Visitor Center (524 N. Main Street), DB Bowles Jewelers (1411 N. Main Street), and Holland's Produce (100 Commerce Street).

Since 1941, the peanut festivities have included an array of pageantry and the coronation of a queen and her court. The first "Queen Arachis Hypogea" (the botanical name for the peanut plant), Olive Crawley from New Jersey, was attired in an all-peanut gown, and her entourage included 50 princesses from dozens of communities and neighboring states. The second festival queen, Patricia Donnelly of Detroit, had been the 1939 Miss America. She was greeted at the airport by dignitaries including Amadeo Obici, who scattered roasted peanuts at her feet rather than the traditional rose petals.

The modern predecessor of today's festival, Harvest Fest, was started in 1978, and the festival queen was voted by the general public. Since then, the title has been bestowed to scores of young ladies, along with the task of representing the festival and the City of Suffolk and an array of activities.

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. The Queen and her Court will be recognized at a Banquet produced by the Pilot Club of Suffolk.

Sponsored by: Planters, a division of Kraft Foods Global, Inc., and Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center

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