Calendar

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February 2017

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46547
2/02

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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45088
2/03 to 2/04

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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46946
2/04

Valentine Glass Fusion Class

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 W. Finney Avenue
10am. $70
www.suffolkcenter.org
Registration: 757.923.0003

Create that special Valentine's Day gift using fusing glass to design sculptural hearts or fusing jewelry. Students will also use rubber molds to learn the art of packing glass powders to complete a three-dimensional glass heart. Specialty iridized and dichroic glass will be used to design jewelry including using metal inclusions in glass. Instructor provides tools, materials and jewelry bails, etc. All experience levels welcomed. Material and firing fee of $15 included in cost.

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45125
2/04

Mark Nizer, Comedy and Juggling

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 West Finney Avenue
2pm. $22.50
www.SuffolkCenter.org

The phrase "nothing less than brilliant" has been used to describe the outrageous comedy and expertly crafted juggling feats of Mark Nizer. He has opened for Jerry Seinfeld, Bob Hope, Gladys Knight, Johnny Mathis, Ray Charles and Barry Manilow. The late Bob Hope said, "He just keeps getting better and I didn't think that was possible."
Sponsored by The Crossings at Harbourview

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45968
2/04

Ladies Night Out at the Obici House

The Obici House
4700 Sleepy Hole Road
4-8pm. $15.

757.335.2773
www.theobicihouse.com

Shop. Nibble. Sip. Enjoy a night out with the girls! Beauty, crafts, clothing and more.

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46439
2/04

The Paws for the Arts Gala

Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront
100 East Constance Rd.
6:30-10pm. Tickets.
Semi-Formal.
757.538.3030
www.suffolkhumanesociety.com

Suffolk Humane Society and Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront will host the 4th Annual Paws for the Arts, a semi-formal gala, on Saturday, February 4, 2017, from 6:30-10 p.m. The event will feature heavy hors d'oeuvres, a wine bar, a cash bar and live entertainment by local musicians and vocalists. A silent auction will precede a live auction with fabulous art, vacations, tickets to local theatre and sporting events, spa packages and much more. Sponsorship and donor opportunities available. For more information or to purchase tickets, email events@suffolkhumanesociety.com or call (757) 538-3030. All proceeds benefit the Suffolk Humane Society.

The Suffolk Humane Society is dedicated to promoting the welfare of companion animals in the community through sponsoring spay/neuter programs, placing homeless animals in loving permanent homes, and providing quality humane education with an emphasis on responsible pet ownership. Suffolk Humane receives no funds from any agency and is solely dependent upon donations.

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46935
2/07

Jamestown Rediscovery Talk

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

Journey back in time with Mark Summers of Historic Jamestowne Settlement as he leads a discussion on recent archaeological findings from Jamestown Rediscovery. Learn all about the 1608-1616 church chancel burials and how Jamestown Rediscovery uncovered the religion and politics of Jamestown during its earliest days.

Afternoon Conversations is a series put on by the Suffolk Public Library taking place at the Phillips-Dawson House, home of the Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society. This event is free and open to the public.

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46948
2/07

Celebrate Black History at the Suffolk Art Gallery

Suffolk Art Gallery
118 Bosley Avenue
6-8pm. Free and open to the public.
757.514.7284

Come and visit the Suffolk Art Gallery on February 7, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. to experience African American history chronicled through art and song. The evening will include performances from the Norfolk State University Jazz Ensemble and spoken word artists. Pieces from the Suffolk Art Gallery's permanent collection of African Art will be on display. Visitors can also participate in make-and-take art projects.

This event is family friendly, free, and open to the public with no registration required.

For more information, contact the Suffolk Art Gallery at 757.514.7284. The Art Gallery is located at 118 Bosley Avenue.

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46936
2/08

Sweetheart Ball

Whaleyville Recreation Center
132 Robertson Street
11am-2pm. Ages 55 and up.
$10 per person.
757.514.7267
www.suffolkva.us/parks

Suffolk Parks & Recreation will host the Annual Sweetheart’s Ball for active adults ages 55 years and older on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Come dressed to impress in your favorite gown, tuxedo, or suit and celebrate the day of love with great entertainment, food, fun, and friends!

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45739
2/08

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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2/09

Lunch and Learn with Suffolk Master Gardeners

North Suffolk Library
2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road
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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45906
2/11

What's For Dinner? Love What You Cook and Who You Cook With

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

Cooking to create a special meal for two! 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 loved one 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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46557
2/11

Virginia Opera's Deep River: The Marian Anderson Journey

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 West Finney Avenue
8pm. $25/$22.50
www.SuffolkCenter.org

A new work by Virginia Opera's Community Musical Outreach Director, Dr. Glenn Winters. This educational opera, which premiered in January 2016, honors Black History Month by celebrating the legacy of Marian Anderson, one of the foremost classical singers of the 20th century. Using a combination of spirituals, arias, and art songs, Marian comes to life as she shares her courageous story with Thomas, a modern day African American student.

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46696
2/14

The Great Book Swap: For The Love of Reading

Area Libraries
10am. Free.
www.suffolkpubliclibrary.com
757.514.7323

Love is in the air at Suffolk Public Library. Celebrate International Book Giving Day with us by donating a new or gently
used book any time between February 6 and February 11. Receive a ticket and return on Valentine's Day to choose a free book from our donated collection. Take a selfie and share it on social media using #heartspl and #internationalbookgivingday2017. All ages are encouraged to participate.

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46950
2/16

Dismal Roots: A Genealogical Success Story

Morgan Memorial Library
443 W. Washington Street
6:30-8pm. Free and open to the public.
757.514.7323
www.SuffolkPublicLibrary.com

Eric Sheppard, a relative of former slave Moses Grandy, will share his ancestor's history as a member of a maroon colony in the Great Dismal Swamp, and his decades-long journey to trace his genealogy.

Preceding Mr. Sheppard's presentation will be an overview of the library's genealogical resources. This event is free and open to the public.

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2/16

"What's It Worth: Researching Your Collection" with Emilia Penney, VMFA Speaker on the Arts

Lake Prince Woods
100 Anna Goode Way
7pm. Free and open to the public.
757.925.0448
www.suffolkartleague.org

Join Emilia Penney, professional appraiser and estate specialist, as she discusses the resources and processes used in evaluating objects and collections. In this workshop, participants will discover tips for identifying heirlooms and investigating family treasures through online research venues. This will be a fun and informative event as Mrs. Penney shares her tales from the road, of visiting people in their homes and appraising their collections.

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46947
2/17

Paint Class & Wine Glass

Suffolk Art Gallery
118 Bosley Avenue

6-8pm. $35.
Ages 16 to adult.
Registration deadline: 2/10/17
757.514.7284
http://registerpkr.suffolk-va.net/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsplash.html

Looking for a fun night out? Do you want to stretch your creative muscles? If so, join Suffolk Parks and Recreation on Friday, February 17, 2017, from 6-8 p.m., at the Suffolk Art Gallery for Paint Class & Wine Glass.

Paint Class & Wine Glass is the perfect night out with friends, a date, or to just have fun. Don't worry if you don't know how to paint; our instructor will guide you step-by-step so you can create your own masterpiece. All supplies will be provided as well as wine and light hors d'oeuvres, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. 

This class is for ages 16 to adult. The fee for the workshop is $35. Advanced registration is required, so please call to save your seat. The registration deadline is Friday, February 10, 2017. Registration is available in person at the Suffolk Art Gallery or online at the Suffolk Parks and Recreation Department website (see above). For more information, call the Suffolk Art Gallery at 757.514.7284.

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46949
2/18

Dismal History Screening and Talk

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

Watch a screening of Dismal History, a documentary that examines the history of maroon communities of runaway slaves and servants living in the Great Dismal Swamp.

Enjoy a conversation with Dr. Imtiaz Habib of Old Dominion University, one of the film's producers. Following the film, naturalist Penny Lazauskas will speak about the history and environment of the Great Dismal Swamp and the challenges maroon communities faced.

Free and open to the public.

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2/18

Freedom Song by the Children's Theatre of Hampton Roads

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 West Finney Avenue
11am. $7.50.
www.SuffolkCenter.org

"Freedom Song" takes a young present-day student, Anne, on a journey through time with her guide: the incomparable Harriet Tubman. As history unfolds around her, Anne discovers just a few of the different challenges and many triumphs of African Americans, and meets a variety of individuals, including Ellen and William Craft and Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational, interactive and engaging; a witty and exciting script to entertain and inspire both children and adults.

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46990
2/21

Therbia Parker Talk and African American History Exhibit

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

Celebrate African American History Month with Suffolk historian and lecturer Therbia Parker. Parker will exhibit his collection of African American memoriabilia and speak about Jim Crow at this session of the Afternoon Conversations series. This event is free and open to the public, and takes place at the Phillips-Dawson House, home of the Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society. 

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2/24

1960s Dancing in the Streets - A Gala Supporting the Arts in Suffolk Public Schools

Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront
100 East Constance Road
6:30-8:30pm. $35 Per Person. Semi-Formal Attire.
757.775.9682
www.suffolkeducationfoundation.org

For the 3rd year, the Suffolk Education Foundation will celebrate the arts in our schools. Performances from our local schools with artwork from our elementary schools. Support goes towards annual scholarships and grants. 

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2/25 to 2/26

Suffolk Art League’s 34th Annual Antique Show & Sale

King’s Fork Middle School
350 Kings Fork Road
Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 12-5pm.
$6 per person.
757.925.0448
www.suffolkartleague.com 

Sponsored by the Suffolk Art League, the 34th Annual Antique Show and Sale will feature approximately 40 antiques and collectibles dealers from the mid-Atlantic region offering a wide variety of items for sale including silver, jewelry, porcelain, artwork, linens, art glass, furniture and much more. In addition, clock repair by Father Time Antiques, and crystal repair by Art Glass of Tidewater will be available. 

Many long time favorite vendors are returning as well as a number of new antique dealers. Purple art glass, vintage fur coats, advertising, and much more will be offered. The Peanut Pals will also be returning this year. They will have Planter's, Mr. Peanut, and related merchandise on display and for sale. 

In addition to the antiques and collectibles, the cafeteria will be serving barbecue and Brunswick stew from Rodman's, chicken salad by Janie, hot dogs and homemade desserts. 

An original painting by John Taylor and a weekend getaway to the Outer Banks will be raffled during the show. Tickets are $5 each. There will also be a one-night stay at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino available. Tickets are available in advance from the Suffolk Art League office (118 Bosley Avenue, Suffolk) or by calling 757.925.0448. 

Proceeds from the Antique Show and Sale support the many programs offered by the Suffolk Art League, including classes and workshops at the Suffolk Gallery, in the Suffolk schools, and now in several northern Suffolk locations. The Art League also offers exhibits of local and regional artists' work, lectures, bus excursions and performances. Two student scholarships programs are available for students in grades 6 to 12 to help them begin or continue their artistic endeavors. 

For more information, visit the Art League's website at www.suffolkartleague.com or like them on Facebook. 

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2/25

DAR Genealogy Workshop

Morgan Memorial Library
443 W. Washington Street
10am-1pm. Free and open to the public.
757.514.7323
www.SuffolkPublicLibrary.com

Interested in tracing your family roots? The Daughters of the American Revolution will assist with your search. Pre-registration is recommended bu walk-ins are welcome. A laptop or tablet is required. Free to attend. 

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2/25

Culinary Crawl in Downtown Suffolk

Tours Depart from the Suffolk Visitor Center
524 North Main Street
2-4:30pm. $30 per person.
757.514.4130

~ THIS TOUR IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT ~

Join us for a Suffolk Culinary Crawl, a guided food tour and tastings at some of Suffolk’s unique eateries. Attendees experience some of the city’s best independently owned restaurants and enjoy interaction with the chefs and owners, learning about their commitment and passion for great food.

UPCOMING CULINARY CRAWL:
Saturday, February 25, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. in Downtown Suffolk featuring tastes from Stillwater House Tea Room, Mosaic by Holland's, That Good BBQ, Uncork'd and Amici’s Pizza Café.

The guided tour will begin at the Suffolk Visitors Center (524 North Main Street) where participants will be transported to the first destination. Tours are limited to 12 attendees and will be on a first come, first service basis for those who purchase the tickets in advance.

Culinary Crawl Details:
When: Saturday, February 25 from 2 to 4:30 pm (arrive 15 min. before - promptness encouraged)
Who: Adults over 21, limited to 12 people per tour 
How Much: $30 per person, includes tastings at five restaurants 
Weather: Tours operate rain or shine. 
What's it like: Delicious, fun and informative 
What to wear: Comfortable clothes and walking shoes

Contact the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130 to purchase your tickets or for further information, go to www.VisitSuffolkVA.com.

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2/25

Blues Brothers Bash

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 W. Finney Avenue
6-11pm. Ticket prices vary.
757.923.0003
www.SuffolkCenter.org

It’s your chance to wear your sunglasses at night! Enjoy savory cuisine, beverages, silent and live auctions, and live music by The Blues Brothers Soul Band in this celebration for the arts, on Saturday, February 25, 2017!

Reservations:
$100 per person on or before January 15
$125 per person after January 15

Sponsorship levels available:
Soul Man $5,000
Jake & Elwood $3,000
Rawhide: $1,000

"Blues Brothers Casual" attire suggested. Costumes encouraged but not required.

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2/25

First Annual Mother-Son Dance

Planter's Club
4600 Planters Club Road
6-9pm. $25 per family.
Registration deadline: February 10.
757.514.4503
www.suffolkva.us/parks

Join the Suffolk Office on Youth for the First Annual Mother-Son Dance. Enjoy an evening of dancing, food, fun and more. This night will feature mothers being escorted by their most handsome guy—their son—ages 18 and under. The event will take place at the Planter's Club. Casual attire is welcome. There will be photos available for purchase. Mothers won't want want to miss out on this chance to spend some quality time with their son while enjoying time on the dance floor.

Registration deadline: February 10. Payments can be made at the Parks & Recreation Administrative Office (134 South 6th Street). For more information, contact Rickeda Fofana at 757.514.4503 or rfofana@suffolkva.us.

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