Calendar

April 2014

Ongoing

“Connect Globally. Thrive Locally."

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 West Finney Avenue
Open from March 10- April 19. 11am-4pm. Tuesday-Saturday. Free and open to the public.
757.923.2900
www.SuffolkCenter.org

2014 Young Artists and Authors Showcase. A partnership with Sister Cities International.

Ongoing

IB Students Exhibit

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 West Finney Avenue
Open from April 28-May 2. 11am-4pm. Tuesday-Saturday. Free and open to the public.
757.923.2900
www.SuffolkCenter.org

The art of our own exceptional International Baccalaureate students. A partnership with Suffolk Public Schools.

4/03

Champions for Children Celebrity Night

Cedar Point Country Club
8056 Clubhouse Drive
5-9pm. Free entrance; food & drink sales.
757.238.2275
www.championsforchildrenhr.org

Join us for our 32nd Annual Celebrity Night! All proceeds fund local prevention and education programs against child abuse and neglect. There is no entrance fee; however, all food and drink will be for sale. Donations welcome. A raffle will be held, with items ranging from Royal Chocolates to an iPad. Local celebrities (including Suffolk Mayor Linda T. Johnson) will act as your waiters. This is an evening not to be missed. 

 

4/04 to 4/05

Friends of the Library Book Sale

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

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

4/05

C. Faye Tillery Community Cancer Awareness Day

East Suffolk Recreation Center
138 South 6th Street
9am-3pm. Free.
757.514.7150

The Annual C. Faye Tillery Community Cancer Awareness Day commemorates the life of a late, beloved employee of Suffolk Parks & Recreation and native of Suffolk. C. Faye Tillery Community Cancer Awareness Day will be held on April 5, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the East Suffolk Recreation Center, 138 S. 6th Street, Suffolk, VA 23434.

Carole "Faye" Tillery was a true parks and recreation professional dedicated to the youth and seniors of Suffolk. This event is a celebration of her commitment to the community and will bring awearness to the disease that ended her life at such an early age. Activities will include youth and adult basketball games, contests, raffles and free food. Information will also be provided on cancer prevention and detection.

For more information about C. Faye Tillery Community Cancer Awareness Day, contact Suffolk Parks & Recreation at 757.514.7150. 

4/05

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 • www.Suffolk-Fun.com

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.

 

4/05

Family Game Night at Morgan Memorial Library

Morgan Memorial Library
443 W. Washington Street
757.514.7323
2pm. Free.
Suffolk.lib.va.us

In conjunction with International Tabletop Gaming Day, we are hosting a Board Game Extravaganza, with many new and classic board games available to play for you and your family. Come out and enjoy a great time at your library!

4/05

Legends of Main Street: A Suffolk Ghost Walk

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

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

4/07

Family Game Night at Chuckatuck Library

Chuckatuck Library
5881 Godwin Blvd.
757.514.7310
6:30pm. Free.
Suffolk.lib.va.us

In conjunction with International Tabletop Gaming Day, we are hosting a Board Game Extravaganza, with many new and classic board games available to play for you and your family. Come out and enjoy a great time at your library!

4/08

Family Game Night at North Suffolk Library

North Suffolk Library
2000 Bennett's Creek Park Road
757.514.7150
6pm. Free.
Suffolk.lib.va.us

In conjunction with International Tabletop Gaming Day, we are hosting a Board Game Extravaganza, with many new and classic board games available to play for you and your family. Come out and enjoy a great time at your library!

4/09

Preschool Gym Time

East Suffolk Recreation Center
138 S. Sixth Street
9:30-11:00am. Free.
757.514.4502 (Rebecca Skinner) - space is limited.
www.suffolkecdc.com

A time for young children to learn socialization and show creativity through songs, games and crafts.

4/10

Egg Decorating Workshop with Linda Bunch

Suffolk Art Gallery
118 Bosley Avenue
4-5pm. Registration Fee: $12 (SAL members / $18 Non-members)
Kids 5-12. 

Students will use acrylic paint and a variety of other materials to make two ceramic goose eggs uniquely their own. All necessary materials included.

4/10

Poetry, Prose & Pizza with Nathan Richardson

Suffolk Art Gallery
118 Bosley Avenue
6:00-8:30pm. Free.
757.514.7284

Open Mic “Poetry, Prose and Pizza” evening at the Suffolk Art Gallery. Hosted by renowned poet and writer Nathan Richardson, writers are invited to the mic to share their original literary works. Whether a writer or just one who enjoys poetry, come join us. We have opened the mic to musicians as well. Participants can register at the door for mic time to recite or read original poetry or share their musical talent (piano on premises). We also invite you to just come listen to the works and talents of others. Sign up begins at 5:30pm.

 

4/12

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 12, 2014, from 11am until 2pm. With the event geared towards children 10 and under, the park will be filled with entertainment, a petting zoo, pony rides, crafts, games, and more. Peter Cottontail will arrive to this egg-citing event at 11:15am and will be available all morning. Bring your camera to capture a day full of memories!

4/15

Snapshot VA Day

Local Suffolk Libraries
All day. Free.
Suffolk.lib.va.us

On April 15, 2014, Suffolk Public Library will hold their Snapshot VA Day. Libraries throughout Virginia will each hold a Snapshot VA Day in April to illustrate the positive impact that libraries have on their communities. Please come in and enjoy all that the library has to offer, and fill out a comment card if you would like to share what the library means to you.

4/16

Local Authors' Reception at North Suffolk Library

North Suffolk Library
2000 Bennett's Creek Park Road
757.514.7150
6:30-7:30pm. Free.
Suffolk.lib.va.us

To celebrate National Library Week, we are honoring our local authors with a reception. Both local authors and the general public are invited! Some authors will have their books for sale. There will be refreshments for all, and we look forward to an exciting evening of interaction between local authors and the Suffolk community. 

4/16

World Book Night at North Suffolk Library

North Suffolk Library
2000 Bennett's Creek Park Road
757.514.7150
6:30-7:30pm. Free.
Suffolk.lib.va.us

Each year on April 23rd, some 25,000 volunteers spread the love of reading by giving away free books in cities and towns across the country. The book givers promote reading by handing out 20 copies of specially-printed paperback books to light or non-readers. That's half a million books shared in one day! With that in mind, please join us on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., for a World Book Night reception. We invite our local givers to drop in and pick up their selected books. 

*Although it is too late to be a giver this year, those interested in participating in the future can visit www.WorldBookNight.org for news and updates on World Book Night 2015.*

4/19

"Bad Bunnies" Presented by Children's Theater of Hampton Roads

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 West Finney Avenue
11am. $5.
757.923.0003
www.SuffolkCenter.org

Join the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 11 a.m. for "Bad Bunnies," an interactive and fun performance for all ages! This hilarious take on some crazy bunnies is a not-to-miss performance and a great family show. Be sure to bring your friends, family, neighbors and church groups - the more the merrier! Presented by the Children's Theatre of Hampton Roads.

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

4/19

Earth Day & Great American Cleanup

Bennett's Creek Park
3000 Bennetts Creek Park Road
11am-2pm. Free.
757.514.7262 

Suffolk Parks & Recreation invites adults and children of all ages to come out for a day of family fun as Suffolk celebrates Earth Day and the Great American Cleanup from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the lovely Bennett's Creek Park, located at 3000 Bennetts Creek Park Road, on April 19, 2014.

Several earth-friendly organizations, including the Suffolk Master Gardeners, Suffolk Mosquito Control, Great Dismal Swamp, Tidewater Bee Keepers Association, Nansemond River Preservation Alliance, and more, will be on hand to show you steps you and your family can take to care for the planet. Dance to family folk music by the Amy Ferebee Duo, and enjoy green demonstrations, food and kids' Earth Day activities. 

 In celebration of The Great American Cleanup, the Suffolk Clean Community Commission, TFC and Goodwill will provide a Recycling Drive and Tire Amnesty Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We encourage you to bring out your old computers, alkaline batteries, and junk tires for recycling, and bring any unwanted clothing or home goods for donation. 

 Celebrate with us and see how we can make every day Earth Day in Suffolk. For further information, contact Outdoor Recreation Specialist Suzette Vida at 757.514.7262.

 

4/19

Legends of Main Street: A Suffolk Ghost Walk

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

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

4/20

Easter Brunch/Dinner at Vintage Tavern

Vintage Tavern
1900 Governor's Pointe Drive
11:30am-Close. Menu Pricing.
757.238.8808
www.vintagetavernvirginia.com

Join us for a special Easter Day Brunch/Dinner event! Reservations strongly recommended.

4/24 to 4/26

Great Dismal Swamp Birding Festival

3100 Desert Road
757.986.3705
Call for times. Onside events free.

Enjoy a three-day event of guided bird walks, narrated bus tours, photography workshops, children's activities and much more. Follow us on Facebook for any weather-related announcements. Registration is required.

 

 



4/24

Wine Tasting at the Egg Bistro

The Egg Bistro
5860 Harbour View Blvd, Suite B9
5:30-7:30pm. $5.
757.967.0103

Join us for our first wine tasting of the year on the patio with Darcie Kent Wines. The tasting is just $5 and includes our famous Egg wine glass and four tasting tickets. Hosted by Erik Cowan. 

4/24

Nansemond River Preservation Alliance “River Talk”

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 West Finney Avenue
7pm. Free.
757.923.0003
www.SuffolkCenter.org

The City of Suffolk continues to excel as evident by substantial population growth, an increase in new businesses and jobs and an upswing in residential construction. People and businesses select Suffolk because of the wonderful quality of life, beautiful waterways and abundant wildlife. Suffolk is in a unique position to be a leader known throughout the region in managing growth and preserving the environment. The panel of experts will offer their perspective based on practical experience in balancing growth and protecting the fragile ecosystem. Panelists include Robbie Johnson, Joseph F. Bouchard and William C. Baker. River Talk includes an audience Q&A session.

4/26

First Annual Swap Meet & Car Corral

Chavis Collision Repair Center
3730 Pruden Blvd. (formerly known as Allred's Collision Center)
8am-4pm. Free to browse.
757.642.6216 (Sonia) or 757.377.4839 (Foster)

Join us for the First Annual Swap Meet & Car Corral, held at Chavis Collision Repair Center! All swap meet items must be automotive-related. Vehicle + Trailer (10x30): $35; Vehicle (10x10): $25; Car Corral: $40. Set-up is 7am-noon, and open to the public 8am-4pm. All proceeds will be donated to a local shelter.

4/26

Arbor Day Program at North Suffolk Library

North Suffolk Library
2000 Bennett's Creek Park Road
757.514.7150
10am-3pm. Free.
Suffolk.lib.va.us

Get a FREE TREE at the Library! Come celebrate Arbor Day on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Suffolk Library. Agents from the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, along with the Virginia Department of Forestry, will be on hand to pass out free native saplings, while supplies last. Planting instructions will be provided. Help clear the air, conserve energy, and fight global warming by planting a tree!

4/26

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; Fundraising minimum: $200
757.424.6662 x3276
www.diabetes.org/hamptonroadsvatour

Cyclists of all ages will pedal through the peaceful peanut countryside of Suffolk, past horse farms and scenic lakes for the 2014 event. 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 30-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!

All Tour de Cure routes are safe and fully-supported with Route Marshals, Motorcycle Support, SAG Vehicles, Mechanical Support, and Rest Stops stocked with hydration and a variety of snacks to keep you fueled. At the finish, you will be welcomed with cheering volunteers, great food, live entertainment and more.

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