Calendar

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April 2017

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45817
Ongoing

33rd Annual Juried Photography Exhibit

Suffolk Art Gallery
118 Bosley Avenue
On display March 11-April 21, 2017.
10am-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday; 1-5pm, Sunday.
Free and open to the public.
757.514.7284 
www.HeartandSoulSuffolk.com

The 33rd Annual Juried Photography Exhibition is Hampton Roads' largest and longest running juried exhibition for photographic works. It is open to all professiona and amateur photographers. The reception and exhibit is free and open to the public.

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47005
4/01

Healthy Suffolk Spring Garden Forum & Idea Exchange

Suffolk Cooperative Extension Office
440 Market Street
757.539.1525 or info@suffolkpartnership.org
www.suffolkpartnership.org

With spring approaching, it's time to plan spring and summer gardens. Healthy Suffolk is pleased to announce their FREE Spring Garden Forum and Idea Exchange. Healthy Suffolk, in partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension, will offer a morning of seminars to help you plan for the season ahead. 

Educational Seminars to include:
Raised bed and container gardening
Community and school garden organizing tips
Round table discussion of garden successes and challenges

There will be door prize drawings after each seminar, and soil sampling instructions and supplies will be available -- so you can know the details about your growing conditions. You can be a part of the Community Garden Network, a thriving community of growers who work together, share ideas, and support each other in making healthy gardens in Suffolk. 

Register online here.

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47103
4/01 to 4/29

Teacher Appreciation Supply Drive

Area Libraries
10am-5pm. April 1-29, 2017.
757.514.7323
www.SuffolkPublicLibrary.com

Show your support for Suffolk's dedicated teachers by donating school supplies during the month of April! Donations will be collected at all three library locations and on Library2Go, and then will be delivered to Suffolk Public Schools on May 2, Teacher Appreciation Day. Supplies will go towards all schools and all grades within Suffolk Public Schools. Suggested supplies are: Kleenex, pencils, paper, hand sanitizer, cap erasers, colored pencils, crayons, cardstock, and copy paper. 

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45130
4/01 to 4/09

Shrek The Musical: A Community Theater Production

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 West Finney Avenue
April 1 & 8 at 8pm. $35/$25
April 2 & 9 at 3pm. $30
www.SuffolkCenter.org

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony award-winning fairy tale adventure. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage. Presented by Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts and rpm dance.

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46546
4/03

Bridge, Games & Fashions Luncheon

Suffolk Art Gallery
118 Bosley Avenue
10am-2pm.
$20 per person ($80 table of four).

757.925.0448
www.suffolkartleague.org

Join the Suffolk Art League for a fun day of bridge, board games and a fashion show at the Suffolk Art Gallery. Proceeds for this event support summer children's programming at the gallery.

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47008
4/03

Cult Classics at Chuckatuck: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

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

Sometimes a movie doesn't catch on when it is first released but then gets rediscovered by a new generation. That's how a cult classic is born! Join us April 3, 2017, for a showing of Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. Rated PG. Free to attend with light refreshments served.

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45741
4/05

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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47016
4/06

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.

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47052
4/06

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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4/06 to 4/15

Suffolk Sister Cities International Exhibit: "We're Going Places"

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 W. Finney Avenue
Opening Reception April 6 (6:30-8:00pm)
Exhibit open April 6-15, 2017
11am-4pm. Tuesday-Saturday.
Free and open to the public.
757.925.1800
www.SuffolkCenter.org

Sister Cities International aims to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation – one individual, one community at a time. Each year, the Young Artists and Authors Showcase encourages youth from around the globe to express the mission of Sister Cities International through original artwork and literature. This year’s theme, "We're Going Places," showcases the importance of travel and exchange in achieving peace. Students are encouraged to draw inspiration from their experience with sister cities, travel, exchange, international friendships, and their goals to present their vision of where the future will lead.

The Opening Reception and Award Ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 6, from 6:30-8 p.m., at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts. The exhibit will be on view from April 6-15. Galleries are open Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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4/07

Cedar Hill Cemetery Stroll

Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center
524 N. Main Street
10-11:30am. 
$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.

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45092
4/07 to 4/08

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.friendsofthesuffolkpubliclibrary.org 

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:

New Hard Cover $3.00
New Soft Cover $1.50
(2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

Hard Cover $1.50
Soft Cover $1.00
(Pre-2014)

Paperback 50¢
(Mass Market Paperbacks)

Kid's Books 75¢ per inch

Specially priced books as marked!

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47092
4/08

Civil War Tour with Kermit Hobbs

Seaboard Station Railroad Museum
326 North Main Street
9:30-11:30am. $15 Members/$17 Non-Members
www.suffolkhistory.org

Experience guided Civil War tours led by historian Kermit Hobbs. The morning tour bus will leave the Train Station at 9:30 a.m. and return around 11:30 a.m. This tour will include the Nansemond River Overlook, the Fort Connecticut site, Deserted House battlefield, and the G.W. Smith home site. 

There is a considerable amount of walking up and down hills. Please dress appropriately. Tickets must be purchased in advance to reserve your space on the tour. Cost is $15 for members and $17 for non-members. Seats are very limited. Please email info@suffolkhistory.org or call 757.539.2781 with questions or to RSVP.

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45908
4/08

What's For Dinner?

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 W. Finney Avenue
10am-2pm. $50.
757.923.0003
www.SuffolkCenter.org

Looking to create an unforgettable meal? In this workshop, Chef Dedra Blount will introduce you to new cooking techniques that put a fresh spin on both delicious entrees and impeccably paired side dishes. In small groups, you and your friends will apply these skills hands-on as they prepare a mouthwatering menu.

Chef Dedra has 15 years of culinary arts instruction experience with Johnson & Whales and the Culinary Institute of Virginia. She has made it her mission to make everyone she meets as excited about food as she is!

The price of the workshop includes cooking instruction by professional chef, recipes using the freshest ingredients and the adventure of cooking and dining with new friends! Students should bring their own apron and wear comfortable shoes. NO experience required. Limited space available.

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45050
4/08

Eggstravaganza

Bennett's Creek Park
3000 Bennett's Creek Park Road
11am-2pm. Free.
757.514.7267

Join Suffolk Parks & Recreation for our Annual Spring Eggstravaganza! This event will have your kids hopping for joy at Bennett's Creek Park on Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Our event, filled with games, pony rides, crafts, music and more, is geared towards families with children 10 years old and under. Peter Cottontail will arrive to this egg-citing event at 11:15 a.m. and will be available all morning to meet with the children. Bring your camera to capture a day full of memories! This event is free and open to the public. Food and vendor items will be available for purchase in the park.

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47099
4/08

Local Authors' Festival

North Suffolk Library
2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road
12-4:30pm. Free and open to the public.
757.514.7323
www.SuffolkPublicLibrary.com

Meet local authors and discover their books! Want to publish your own writings? We'll have a panel discussion and writing workshop with local authors who will provide guidelines and tips on how to get published. Books will also be available for purchase by the authors. 

Event timeline:

Meet Local Authors from 12-4:30pm

Panel Discussion from 12:30-1:30pm (Want to know more about the writing process? Interested in publishing your own writing but don't know where to begin? Ask local authors those burning questions you've been wanting the answers to!)

Keynote Speaker from 2-3pm

Writing Workshop with Doug Thiele from 3:30-4:30pm (Learn valuable insight from a local English instructor and published author.)

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46951
4/08

Suffolk Mud Jam

Suffolk Executive Airport
1410 Airport Road
10am-6pm. Competition is at 1pm. 
$15 per person / Kids 6 and under Free.
757.539.6751
www.suffolkpeanutfest.com

Suffolk Festivals Inc. and Big Daddy Motorsports present SUFFOLK MUD JAM II: From Mild to Wild! at the Suffolk Airport, on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the Suffolk Festivals Arena (at the Suffolk Executive Airport). Gates open at 10am, and the competition is at 1pm. There will be open pits, concessions, and merchandise! This is a family-friendly, rain-or-shine event. Five classes including a Street Class plus a Tuff Truck competition through an obstacle course designed for high flying action. Also featuring a Mega Trucks "Tug a War" exhibition. Tickets are $15 per person (kids 6 and under are free).

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47093
4/08

Civil War Tour with Kermit Hobbs

Seaboard Station Railroad Museum
326 North Main Street
1-4pm. $18 Members/$20 Non-Members
www.suffolkhistory.org

Experience guided Civil War tours led by historian Kermit Hobbs. The afternoon tour bus will leave the Train Station at 1 p.m. and return around 4 p.m. This tour will include the Nansemond River Overlook, Fort Stevens, Fort Rosecrans, and Hill's Point Battery.

There is a considerable amount of walking up and down hills. Please dress appropriately. Tickets must be purchased in advance to reserve your space on the tour. Cost is $18 for members and $20 for non-members. Seats are very limited. Please email info@suffolkhistory.org or call 757.539.2781 with questions or to RSVP.

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46396
4/09 to 4/15

National Library Week

Area Libraries
April 9-15, 2017
www.suffolkpubliclibrary.com
757.514.7323

National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions our nation's libraries and librarians, and to promote library use and support.

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47094
4/09

Civil War Tour with Kermit Hobbs

Seaboard Station Railroad Museum
326 North Main Street
1-4pm. $18 Members/$20 Non-Members
www.suffolkhistory.org

Experience guided Civil War tours led by historian Kermit Hobbs. The afternoon tour bus will leave the Train Station at 1 p.m. and return around 4 p.m. This tour will include the Nansemond River Overlook, Fort Stevens, Fort Rosecrans, and Hill's Point Battery.

There is a considerable amount of walking up and down hills. Please dress appropriately. Tickets must be purchased in advance to reserve your space on the tour. Cost is $18 for members and $20 for non-members. Seats are very limited. Please email info@suffolkhistory.org or call 757.539.2781 with questions or to RSVP.

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47053
4/10

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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47100
4/11

Historic Garden Week Preview

Phillips-Dawson House
137 Bank Street
2-3pm. Free and open to the public.
757.514.7323
www.SuffolkPublicLibrary.com

The Nansemond River Garden Club presents a Historic Garden Week Preview as part of the Suffolk Public Library's Afternoon Conversations series. Taking place at the home of the Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society, you'll get a special sneak peek at what our local Historic Garden Week will offer, including what gardens will be featured this year. 

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47101
4/11

Pub (Café) Trivia Night: Nerd Off

Starbucks (North Suffolk)
5883 Harbour View Blvd.
7-9pm. Free to participate.
757.514.7323
www.SuffolkPublicLibrary.com

We have thrown out the pop culture and dedicated this trivia night to math, science, comic books, and technology! Come dressed in your geekiest, nerdy, fandom attire to compete in our costume contest. Prizes awarded for first, second, and third place trivia winners as well as best dressed. Space is limited so plan accordingly to secure a spot. Free to participate. 

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46941
4/13

Lunch and Learn with Suffolk Master Gardeners

Morgan Memorial Library
443 W. Washington Street
12-12:45pm. Free.
www.suffolkpubliclibrary.com
757.514.7323

Grow your green thumb over lunch with the Suffolk Master Gardeners. Bring your lunch and enjoy learning about gardening with a new focus each month. Registration is required and can be made four weeks out online or by calling the library.

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46548
4/13

Poetry, Prose & Pizza

Suffolk Art Gallery
118 Bosley Avenue
6pm. Free and open to the public.
757.925.0448
www.SuffolkArtLeague.org

Join host Nathan Richardson, renowned poet and author, and share your poetry, prose or music. This open mic event is free and open to the public and is family-friendly.

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47017
4/15

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.

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46435
4/15

Touch A Truck in Driver Village

King's Highway, Driver Village
11am-4pm. Free and open to the public.
757.434.5539
www.driverevents.com

Come out to Touch a Truck in Driver Village! Get up close to a variety of trucks and other vehicles. Free and open to the public. Tons of family fun! There will be food by CHKD & vendors, as well as knockerball, and bedding plants & hanging baskets available for purchase. Each child will be given a raffle ticket for a chance to win a free trampoline donated by Walmart. Make a purchase from one of the retailers or donate a non-perishable food item and receive additional tickets! Hosted by the Driver Volunteer Fire Department.

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47054
4/15

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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47003
4/15

Cedar Hill Cemetery Stroll

Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center
524 N. Main Street
4-5:30pm. 
$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.

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46954
4/15

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.

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45952
4/16

Easter Brunch at the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront

Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront
100 East Constance Road
12-3pm. $33 Adults / $27 Seniors (62+) / $14 Children 5-12
757.774.9073 For Reservations
www.suffolkconferencecenter.com

An assortment of your favorite breakfast items, unforgettable lunch choices, and irresistible desserts. Sure to please everyone. Reservations strongly suggested.

Menu:
Fresh Baby Spinach Salad
Traditional Greek Salad
Broccoli & Cheddar Slaw
Commonwealth Salad

Bronzed Tilapia Topped with Garlic, Spinach and Roasted Peppers
Sliced Angus Striploin with Sautéed Mushrooms and Onion Cream
Sliced Chicken Broccoli Monterey on top of Corn Muffins

Sausage, Tomato & Onion Frittata
Seafood Eggs Benedict
Surry Link Sausage
Applewood Smoked Bacon
Potato Casserole
Trio Spiced Fruit Compote

Two Cheese Mashers
Basmati Rice Pilaf
Sautéed Green Beans with Mushrooms, Onions & Roasted Red Peppers
Spinach & Cheddar Casserole

Chef's Dessert Table
Tea / Coffee

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47132
4/16

Obici House Easter Celebration Buffet

Obici House at Sleepy Hole Golf Course
4700 Sleepy Hole Road
1pm – 4pm
Reservations Suggested. Call/text: 757.617.1299.
theobicihouse.com

Honey Glazed Ham, Lemon Chicken Piccata, Steak Diane, Shrimp & Grits, Macaroni & Cheese, Buttery Almond Green Beans, Glazed Carrots, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Squash & Zucchini Medley, Garden Salad, Fresh Baked Yeast Rolls, Assorted Cupcakes, Cookies & More!

$28.95 per person. Includes tea & coffee. 1/2 price children ages 7-12, 6 & under eat free.
Wine, Beer & Full Bar Available. Enjoy Cocktail Specials. Soda & lemonade available $1.50, unlimited refills.

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47011
4/19

Morning Movie Classics at North Suffolk Library: Brigadoon

North Suffolk Library
2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road
10:30am-12:30pm. Free and open to the public.
757.514.7323
www.SuffolkPublicLibrary.com

Rediscover an old favorite or see a classic for the first time. Enjoy refreshments and meet other movie buffs at your new destination for classic movies, the Suffolk Public Library! Join us April 19, 2017, for a showing of the 1954 fantasy/romance Brigadoon. Rated PG. 

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4/20 to 4/22

Great Dismal Swamp Birding Festival

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
3100 Desert Road
757.986.3705
Free and open to the public.
www.fws.gov/refuge/Great_Dismal_Swamp

The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge holds its annual Birding Festival during the height of the spring Neotropical songbird migration, when the greatest diversity of species are on the fly. Bird lovers delight in catching a glimpse of the Swainson's Warbler and the Wayne's Warbler (a race of the Black-throated Green Warbler), two of the most secretive and least observed of all North American birds. Lucky visitors will most likely catch a "peep" of the White-throated Sparrow, the graceful Great Egret and even the regal Bald Eagle. Other birds of interest in the area include the Wood Duck, Barred Owl, Pileated Woodpecker and Prothonotary Warbler.

The festival is part of International Migratory Bird Day, which celebrates the incredible journeys of migratory birds between breeding grounds in North America and their wintering grounds in Mexico, Central and South America.

The FREE annual Great Dismal Swamp Birding Festival is open to the public and offers family-fun activities, such as guided bird walks, owl prowls, a bird banding station, guided nature walks, late day bird walks, canoe birding, nature crafts, bus tours and a motorized boat tour on Lake Drummond.

Walks, bus tours and water activities require reservations, as well as presentations and workshops. Find a complete schedule at fws.gov/refuge/Great_Dismal_Swamp or on Facebook at greatdismalswampbirdingfest.

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4/22

Suffolk Earth and Arts Festival

Westminster Church
3488 Godwin Blvd.
10am-4pm. Free.
757.652.0689
www.facebook.com/SuffolkEarthandArtsFestival 

Please join us on Earth Day—April 22, 2017—from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the first Suffolk Earth and Arts Festival. We will be bringing together artists, musicians and gardening professionals to celebrate the best that our region offers. There will be live music, plant sales, sustainable vendors, and non-profits committed to educating people on the best practices to protect our environment. Business sponsorships available - contact Facebook page for more details. 

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4/22

Suffolk Wine Festival

7000 College Drive
North Suffolk - Former TCC Campus
$35 online; $40 at the door.
11:30am-4:30pm
www.SuffolkWineFest.com

The 3rd Annual Suffolk Wine Fest will be held at the former Tidewater Community College Campus (7000 College Drive). Join us to experience wine tastings from Virginia’s finest wineries, as well as some tastings of wines from our Sister City wineries in Italy. There will be Virginia Craft Breweries offering up tastings of their finest as well. 

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4/22

2nd Annual "Peanut City" Showdown

King's Fork High School
351 Kings Fork Road
2pm. $10 per person.
757.514.4503
www.Suffolkva.us/Parks

Suffolk Parks & Recreation is proud to present the 2nd Annual Peanut City Showdown on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the King’s Fork High School Gymnasium, located at 351 Kings Fork Road. Doors open at 1 p.m. 

The event will showcase some of best high school dance, flag and drum lines from Virginia, North Carolina, and Washington D.C. The dance and drum line from Suffolk's own King's Fork High School will be competing. The "show stopping" drum majors from Nansemond River High School will bring the crowd to their feet with a special exhibition performance. Dance and flag lines will deliver exciting theme-based floor routines showing off skill, creativity and showmanship. Always a crowd-pleaser are the drum lines as they move the crowd by showing off their different styles and technique. 

To cap off the Peanut City Showdown, there will be a stand dance battle between participating dance lines in the same format as the popular show "Bring It". Admission is $10 at the door on the day of the event with proceeds helping to benefit the Suffolk Youth Achievement Awards for high school students. This event is a MUST SEE and will entertain ALL ages!  

Schools that are scheduled to perform are: King's Fork High School; Nansemond River High School; Warren County High School of Warrenton, NC; Highland Springs High School of Highland Spring, VA; Henrico High School of Henrico, VA; Bethel High School of Hampton, VA; North Brunswick High School of Leland, NC; Ballou Senior High School of Washington, D.C.; and Eastern Senior High School of Washington, D.C. 

For more information, contact Rickeda Fofana at 757.514.4503 or rfofana@suffolkva.us

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4/24

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.

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4/24

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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4/29

Tour de Cure Cycling Event

King's Fork High School
351 Kings Fork Road
Start times vary by route - please see website for details.
Registration Fee: $25 (until Feb 28), $30 (until April 28), or $35 (on day of ride)
$200 Fundraising Minimum.
757.424.6662 x3276
www.diabetes.org/hamptonroadsvatour

The Suffolk countryside is never more beautiful than when you're helping find a cure to STOP DIABETES! Join us for the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure cycling event on April 29, 2017. There's something for everyone, from a leisurely 10-mile Ride to routes with a more challenging length. For cyclists desiring a greater challenge, the Tour de Cure also offers a 25-mile Ride, a 65-mile Ride, and a 100-mile Century. Tour de Cure is a ride, not a race, so take it at your own speed and enjoy the journey. Beach cruisers are welcome! No matter your route preference, we'll be there with SAG and motorcycle support, bike shop experts, route marshals, medical support and the BEST volunteers in Hampton Roads. Your cycling adventure also includes live entertainment, breakfast, catered lunch, well-stocked rest stops and a finisher medal. It all starts with YOU - register today!

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4/29

Lake Drummond Kayak Excursion

Departs from the Suffolk Visitor Center
524 N. Main Street
9:30am-2pm. Bus boards at 8:45 a.m. and departs at 9 a.m.
$35 per person (includes equipment).
757.514.4130
www.VisitSuffolkVA.com

Row, row, row your boat!

You’ve never kayaked like this before. Experience the unusual and breathtaking Lake Drummond, a 3,108-acre bowl-shaped lake located near the center of the Great Dismal Swamp. The largest of only two naturally occurring lakes in Virginia, on windless days on the lake, the water appears smooth as glass as the horizon disappears into the sky above.

Lake Drummond stands only 18 feet above sea level, and though it is three miles wide, it is only 6 to 7 feet deep, allowing great cypresses to rise from its still, shallow waters. Tannic acid from forest vegetation stains the water. Guided kayak tours are facilitated by a water adventures outfitter with years of experience. Enjoy a half day tour of the lake. All equipment is included with registration fee. Participants must be at least 8 years old and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian if younger than 12. Sunscreen, insect repellent and comfortable clothing recommended. Participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch and bottled water.

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4/29

IconiCon

North Suffolk Library
2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road
10am-3pm. Free and open to the public.
757.514.7150
www.SuffolkPublicLibrary.com

The Suffolk Public Library, in partnership with The Tidewater Alliance, presents IconiCon. Join us for the biggest gathering of Sci-Fi and Fantasy fans in the area. Vendors, panels, free comics (based upon availability), Lightsaber Academy, screenings, a costume contest and more! This event is free and for all ages.

The Tidewater Alliance is a family oriented and social fan club which seeks to bring together people that share similar interests throughout the realms of science fiction and fantasy.

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4/29

Kingsboro Bowmen Field Archery Tournament

Lone Star Lakes Park
401 Kings Highway
10am-12pm Casual Registration.
Cost: Single $10;
Family 2nd family member $5; each additional family member $4.
540-809-3791 (Chris Holloman); 757-434-3310 (Ed Bickham)
www.kingsborobowmen.com
www.facebook.com/KingsboroArchery

Kingsboro Bowmen hosts archery tournaments that are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Our field archery tournament is governed by VBA/NFAA rules. A Field Round consists of 28 targets with 4 arrows per target. The field targets are set from 20 feet to 80 yards. Awards will be provided for all classes. This tournament is held at our archery range in the Lone Star Lakes Park, located at 401 Kings Highway. For more information, visit our website.

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4/30

Virginia/North Carolina ASA State Qualifier and Kingsboro Bowmen 3D Archery Tournament

Lone Star Lakes Park
401 Kings Highway
8-11am Casual Registration;
all scorecards turned in and targets pulled by 3pm.

Fees: ASA Qualifier fee: $20
Cash Award Classes: $15
Non-Cash Award Classes: $12
Fun: $10 (ages 9 and under are free)
540-809-3791 (Chris Holloman); 757-434-3310 (Ed Bickham)
www.kingsborobowmen.com
www.facebook.com/KingsboroArchery

Kingsboro Bowmen hosts archery tournaments that are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Our 3D archery tournaments are governed by Archery Shooter Association (ASA) rules and held at our archery range in the Lone Star Lakes Park, 401 Kings Highway, Suffolk. Cash Award Classes are Open, Open Known, Hunter, No Age Requirement, Male & Female are combined. Non-Cash Award: All ASA Classes. Awards will be provided based on the number of shooters in class. All Cash Awards will be presented at the next monthly club meeting. Club meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at the Chuckatuck Fire Station at 7:30pm. For more information, visit our website.

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4/30

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.

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