Calendar

July 2015

6/17 to 7/01

World Class Wednesdays

Vintage Tavern
1900 Governor's Pointe Drive
Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30pm
757.238.8808
www.vintagetavernvirginia.com

Summer is here and Vintage Tavern's pantry is overflowing with fresh garden veggies and their chefs are also tilling their own herb garden on the Tavern's back terrace area. Dine and enjoy the best of Coastal Virginia's waters including blue crabs. Live music on the garden terrace. Drinks and light fare may be ordered from their Terrace Menu.

7/05

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.

 

7/03

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
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.

 

7/03 to 7/04

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
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.

6/06 to 11/07

First Saturday at the Market

June 6, July 4, August 1, September 5, October 3 & November 7

Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion
524 North Main Street
9am-1pm. Free and open to the public.
757.514.4130

The Suffolk Farmers’ Market season is underway at the Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion, conveniently located behind the Suffolk Visitor Center at the corner of Main Street and Constance Road. Enjoy the best in locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables, along with eggs, honey, homemade jams and jellies, baked goods, fresh cut flowers, plants and handmade jewelry and crafts. The Market is held every Saturday through November 21, from 9am until 1pm. We have lots of great programming all season long but we have "extra-special" First Saturdays of each month. 

"First Saturday at the Market" will feature live music and the Teeny Tiny Farm Petting Zoo (10am-1pm). See our Suffolk Farmers' Market page for the rest of the day's activities: Suffolk Farmers' Market Events

7/04

Stars & Stripes Spectacular

Constant’s Wharf Park & Marina
100 East Constance Road
5:30-9:30pm. Free and open to the public.
757.514.7250, Suffolk Parks & Recreation

Enjoy the Stars and Stripes Spectacular, as the skies of Suffolk light up with the firework show over the Nansemond River at Constant's Wharf Park & Marina. The park will open at 5:30pm with entertainment, children's activities, local merchandise vendors and food choices available. The firework show will begin at 9pm, for the whole family to enjoy!

No outside coolers. Kids Activities/Bounce Houses $5 Unlimited.
7/06

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.

 

7/10

T.G.I.F. Summer Concert Series: The Rhythm Express Band

Constant's Wharf Park & Marina
100 E. Constance Road

6-9:30pm. Free and open to the public.
757.514.7267

Join your neighbors at Constant's Wharf Park & Marina for the TGIF Summer Concert Series in Suffolk. Enjoy this free and family-friendly event in the park, as The Rhythm Express Band plays a variety of hits and kids enjoy the children's area. Our aim is to get you out of your seat and enjoy your Friday night!

7/11

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.

 

7/11

Legends of Main Street: A Suffolk Ghost Walk

Suffolk Visitor Center
524 North Main Street
7:30pm. $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.

7/13

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.

 

7/15

Art and "Wine-ing" Workshop: Pinot Gris and Paul Klee

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 W. Finney Avenue
7-9pm. $45 ($35 Early Bird Special)
www.suffolkcenter.org
Registration: 757.923.0003

Create a masterpiece at the Suffolk Center! This is not your typical paint night event. You can breathe in the inspiration of Paul Klee with a new understanding of their life and their brush. Attendees will receive a bit of perspective with instruction on how to paint using the technique of Klee. Each participant, guided by a local art instructor, chooses their picture, so no two need be alike! Perfect for all skill levels including beginners, and for those who just want a fun night out with friends!

7/17

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.

 

7/17

T.G.I.F. Summer Concert Series: Jacks Flats

Constant's Wharf Park & Marina
100 E. Constance Road

6-9:30pm. Free and open to the public.
757.514.7267

Join your neighbors at Constant's Wharf Park & Marina for the TGIF Summer Concert Series in Suffolk. Enjoy this free and family-friendly event in the park, as Jacks Flats plays a variety of hits and kids enjoy the children's area. Our aim is to get you out of your seat and enjoy your Friday night!

7/18

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
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.

 

7/20

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.

 

7/25

American Girl Program: "Meet Samantha"

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

Samantha Parkington® is an orphan who lives with her rich grandmother in 1904. She’s being raised as a proper young lady with the best of everything. But when she befriends Nellie—a servant girl who moves in next door—Samantha learns that life isn’t so easy for everyone. She’s determined to help, even if being friends with servants isn’t “proper.” We will be giving away a Samantha doll to one of the girls who attend. There will be 4 sittings: 10am, 11:30am, 1pm and 2:30pm. Space is limited and reservations are required. Donations welcome. Ages 5 and up are welcome. Call for reservations at 757.934.0822 or email riddicksfolly@verizon.net.

7/25

Corinne Lilyard-Mitchell - A 20 Year Retrospective Exhibit & Please Touch the Art Exhibit by Sally Barker

Suffolk Art Gallery
118 Bosley Avenue
Opening Reception - 4pm on July 25
Exhibit on display through Septmeber 4
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 1pm-5pm
757.514.7284 or 757.925.0448
www.heartandsoulsuffolk.com

Corinne Lilyard-Mitchell, winner of the Suffolk Art League's 2014 Annual Juried Exhibition and Professor of Art At TCC, will present an exhibit that includes a collection of paintings and works on paper completed since 1995 and depicts her explorations of media, techniques, and subject matter.

Please Touch the Art includes textile works by artist Sally Barker, creator of the Barker Code, a technique where color is assigned a textured fabric, resulting in touchable pieces that allow the blind to visualize classic works of art.

7/27

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.

 

7/29

Trickster Tales

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 W. Finney Avenue

10am. $5.
757.923.2900
www.suffolkcenter.org

Can a spider defeat an elephant at tug-of-war? Overpower a python? Capture a cloud of hornets? With Anansi the Spider, world famous trickster, all things are possible…if you only have a plan! This show brings traditional stories from West Africa to live with expressive rod puppets, original music, and lots of puns. It’s a high energy show with lots of laughs! For more information, call the Suffolk Center at 757.923.0003.

7/29

Wednesday Wine Tasting on the Patio

Suffolk Egg Bistro
5860 Harbour View Blvd.
$5 per person.
757.967.0103

www.theeggbistrosuffolk.com

Join us Wednesday, July 29, 2015, for our wine tasting on the patio! We will feature wines from our new wine list and the cost is just $5. Included in the cost will be four tasting tickets and our famous Egg mini wine glass. The wines will be Ferrari Carano Fumé Blanc and Killka Malbec. Make sure you stick around for Karaoke starting at 7 p.m., with the fun continuing until 10 p.m.

7/31

T.G.I.F. Summer Concert Series: The Deloreans

Bennett's Creek Park
3000 Bennett's Creek Park Road

6-9:30pm. Free and open to the public.
757.514.7267

Join your neighbors at Bennett's Creek Park for the second half of the TGIF Summer Concert Series in Suffolk. Enjoy this free and family-friendly event in the park, as The Deloreans play a variety of hits and kids enjoy the children's area. Our aim is to get you out of your seat and enjoying your Friday night!

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