Calendar

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May 2016

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44116
5/01

Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society's 50th Anniversary Celebration

Phillips-Dawson House
137 Bank Street
2-4pm. Free.
757.539.2781
www.suffolkhistory.org

Join the Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society on May 1, 2016, as they celebrate their 50th year. They will be dedicating their new exhibit and research rooms to two women who devoted their lives to the Historical Society and showcasing pieced collected over the course of the Society's 50 years. RSVP to info@suffolkhistory.org or call 757.539.2781.

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42508
5/01

8th Annual Mutt Strut Dog Walk & Festival

Bennett's Creek Park
3000 Bennetts Creek Park Road
11am-4pm. Free and open to the public.
757.538.3030
www.suffolkhumanesociety.com 

The Suffolk Humane Society will hold its 8th Annual Mutt Strut Dog Walk and Festival on Sunday, May 1, 2016, from
11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Bennett's Creek Park. The centerpiece of the event is the Mutt Strutt walkathon, where individuals and teams register to walk—with or without dogs—to raise funds to support SHS programs for companion animals and raise awareness about animal welfare. The family-oriented festival also offers demonstrations, canine games and contests, a silent auction, prizes, food, exhibitors, a vet corner, and adoptable pets from area rescue groups and shelters. This year's attractions also include: a children's area, photobooth, spinning wheel, raffles, microchipping, rabies vacines, face painting, Suffolk K9 unit, PCOTC demonstration, and K9 Good Citizen testing/evaluations.

Individuals or teams can register for the walk online at www.shsmuttstrut.dojiggy.com. The cost is $15 for each person and there will be prizes for top individuals and top teams, including an iPad Mini for the top overall fundraiser and a pizza party for up to 12 people at Sal's Pizza for the top team.

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. Visit www.SuffolkHumaneSociety.com each week for the latest information about the group's activities and to view up-to-date photos of adoptable pets at Suffolk Animal Care Center (located at 124 Forest Glen Drive, Suffolk; 757.514.7855). Call Suffolk Humane at 757.538.3030 for more information.

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43528
5/04

KidsFest at Bennett's Creek Park

Bennett's Creek Park
3000 Bennett's Creek Park Road
10am-12pm. Free.
757.514.7442

A festival for young children that features arts and crafts, block building, bounce house, playdough tables, petting zoo, and many more fun activities! 

 

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43573
5/06 to 5/07

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.

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42452
5/06 to 6/25

40 Years of Visions in Glass: Neil Duman, Retrospective

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 W. Finney Avenue
Open May 6 - June 25, 2016
Opening Reception May 5 (5:30-7:30pm)

11am-4pm. Tuesday-Saturday.
Free and open to the public.
757.925.1800
www.SuffolkCenter.org

Neil built his first glass shop in 1978 and  has never stopped trying to learn more about the material and what it can do. His pieces have shown a wide range of techniques and styles throughout his career. The sense of movement is always present. “There are so many ways glass can be shaped, I have never been bored with it, nor can I conceive of a time when I will. It is an amazing material, a super cooled liquid that has no crystal formation, plays with light, holds motion, surrounds us every day with mundane objects yet lends itself to such creativity. My goal is to create a form that draws the viewers attention into it. To let them enjoy the visual beauty of it and want to look deeper into it. To touch it, to think about what thoughts went into it.”

Over the past 30+ years Neil has conducted workshops and demonstrations, created works for corporations such as Mattel, Carmax, and Remax Canada, to name only a few, and many individuals. He has been juried into numerous national, international and regional shows.

A glass blowing demonstration will be held on May 7, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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43530
5/07

March of Dimes Fishing Tournament

Lone Star Lakes Park
6:30am. $25.
757.255.4032.
www.suffolkva.us/parks

Join us for our annual March of Dimes Tournament! Choose from 11 lakes at Lone Star Lakes Park. Half of the proceeds will benefit the March of Dimes of South Hampton Roads. A fishing license is required for those 16 years of age and over; under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum of three persons per boat. Five fish maximum, with 12 inches minimum. Large mouth bass only.

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41784
5/07

8th Annual Shake, Rattle & Roll Spring Car Show

Main Street in Historic Downtown
7:30-10am: Registration for Show Vehicles
10am-3pm: Open to Spectators
Free Spectator Admission.
Vehicle Entry Fee $20 before 4/7/16 ($25 after 4/7/16).

757.514.4130

This festive Main Street event honors the racers, records and fans of the ol' quarter-mile concrete track at Suffolk Airport. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and concludes at 10 a.m. The show begins is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with awards presented at 2 pm. Live music, food, vendors, all in the historic Main Street corridor of Downtown Suffolk.

Vehicle registration is $20 before 4/7/16 and $25 after 4/7/16. First 200 registrants receive a dash plaque, commemorative gift and goodie bag. Advance registrants also receive access to a VIP Reception on Friday, May 6.

*
The Shake Rattle & Roll Spring Car Show has expanded its vehicle critera to include all pre-1979 vehicles. Also, race cars are welcome (exempt from judging) but they must be drive-able, as no trailers will be permitted to park on the street.* 

New for 2016! Register on or before April 7 and be automatically entered to win a Shake, Rattle & Roll Prize Pack valued at $300! 

Looking for more event information? Please contact the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130. Interested in becoming a sponsor, vendor or program advertiser? Please contact Sonia Thacker at 757.642.6216.

Download the 2016 Registration Form here. 
 

The Shake, Rattle & Roll Spring Car Show is not affiliated with the Suffolk Raceway Reunion "Little Guy Nationals."

string(30) "2016-05-07 09:00 AM:-:02:00 PM"
44113
5/07

Suffolk Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale

Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church
3488 Godwin Blvd.
9am-2pm. Free and open to the public.
www.suffolkmastergardener.org

Join the Suffolk Master Gardeners as they present their Annual Spring Plant Sale! There will be plants (many grown by the Master Gardeners), herbs and hanging baskets for sale, as well as bake sales and crafts. They will also be giving away trees for Arbor Day!

Proceeds from the sale go toward several community projects such as the Children's Ready Set Grow program in the elementary schools, Learning Garden at Sleepy Hole Park, Horticulture Therapy, Workshops/Lectures at the Suffolk Libraries, several community gardens, and much more.

The Suffolk Master Gardeners Association's mission is to continue educating themselves in all aspects of gardening and to convey their knowledge to others in conjunction with the Virginia Tech Master Gardener Program. They want to provide the community with knowledge on best horticultural practices and on how to create a more beautiful and efficient environment in which to live.

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44004
5/07

IconiCon

North Suffolk Library
2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road
11am-4pm. 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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42083
5/07

Masters of Soul

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 W. Finney Avenue

8pm. $30.
757.923.2900
www.suffolkcenter.org

Masters of Soul will take you on a trip back to the early 1960's, when some of the most iconic names in the history of popular music were discovered in the Motor City. Inspired by these artists, Masters of Soul celebrates their music and style through an entertaining and excitiing show sure to have you on your feet and dancing to the music! Sponsored by Mike Duman Auto Sales & Edward Jones Office of Margie Wiley.

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44120
5/08

Mother's Day Brunch at the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront

Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront
100 East Constance Road
12-3pm.
$33.00 Adults / $26.95 Seniors / $13.95 Children ages 4-12
www.suffolkconferencecenter.com
757.774.9073

Treat Mom to Mother's Day Brunch at the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront! Hilton Garden Inn Harbour View's Mother's Day Brunch! Buffet includes: Panko Crusted Chicken, Rockfish Lemon Beurre Blanc, Fried Oysters, Honey Citrus Spiral Ham, Mesquite New York Strip, Fresh Omelets, Maple Sausage, Applewood Bacon, Waffles, Fresh Seasonal Berries, Cheddar and Chive Mashers, Corn Pudding, Sweet Potato Souffle, Boursin Spinach Casserole, Caesar Salad, Caprese Salad, Broccoli Slaw, Baby Fresh Green Salad, and irresistible Desserts! Adults are $33 plus tax; seniors (ages 62 and up) are $26.95; and kids ages 4-12 are $13.95. Reservations required.

Printable Flyer Here

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43658
5/09

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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44040
5/14

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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44011
5/14

National Train Day Celebration

Seaboard Station Railroad Museum
326 North Main Street
11am-2pm.
Suggested donation of $3 for children and $5 for Adults.
757.923.4750
www.suffolktrainstation.org

Come join us as we celebrate National Train Day! There will be train-themed games, arts and crafts, a dress up corner, a chance to learn about the history of trains in Suffolk, meetings with Bob the Conductor, and book signings by author Aubrey Wiley!

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43594
5/14

Grown-Up Spelling Bee

King's Fork High School
351 Kings Fork Road
6pm. $5 per person / Kids 8 & Under Free
757.775.9682 or renyattabanks@gmail.com
www.suffolkeducationfoundation.org

This fun team event will benefit the Suffolk Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that enriches teaching and inspires learning in Suffolk Public Schools.

How does the Bee work?
Teams of three adults will work together to spell words and compete for the coveted title of "Best Spellers in Suffolk." Teams that face elimination can continue the fun by buying a "spell check" or "stinging" another team by passing on a difficult word. Teams are invited to wear costumes - the more creative, the better! A buzzing hive of spectators will vote for the best team costumes!

Why support the Grown-Up Spelling Bee?
The spelling bee directly benefits the teachers and students of Suffolk Public Schools. Money raised will support innovative educational programs and college scholarships.

How Can You "Bee" A Part of This Fun Event?
Become A Sponsor!
Enter A Spelling Bee Team!
Sponsor a Word or a Letter on the Spelling Bee List!
Buy a "Lifeline" for Teams...Stinger Pass...Spell Check...Fly Over!
Purchase an Ad in the Event Program!
Join the Buzzing Hive of Spectators!

For more information, contact Renyatta Banks, the SEF Executive Director, at 757.775.9682, or renyattabanks@gmail.com.

Download informational flyer here.

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42079
5/15

"The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told"

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 W. Finney Avenue

3pm. $25 Adults; $15 Students (ages 2-18).  
757.923.2900
www.suffolkcenter.org

Flung in to the future by a bumbling Sea Witch, a crew of misfit pirates now have only one chance of returning home: performing the greatest pirate epic ever seen on stage! There’s only one problem: half their script is missing! Help the crew fill in the blanks and watch as they improvise a brand new musical adventure based on your suggestions!

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43529
5/18

KidsFest at KidsZone

KidsZone Park
201 Holly Lawn Parkway
10am-12pm. Free.
757.514.7442.

A festival for young children that features arts and crafts, block building, bounce house, playdough tables, petting zoo, and many more fun activities! 

Cancelled

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43731
5/18

Art and "Wine-ing" Workshop: John Piper and Pinot Grigio

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 W. Finney Avenue
7-9pm. $40
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 John Piper, an English painter, printmaker and designer of stained-glass windows and theater sets whose work often focused on the British landscape, especially churches and monuments. Attendees will receive a bit of perspective with instruction on how to paint using the technique of Piper. 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! Limited space available - ages 21 and up only.

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43734
5/20 to 5/21

21st Annual Relay for Life of Suffolk

Nansemond River High School
3301 Nansemond Parkway
6pm-6am. Free and open to the public.
757.235.2440
http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=71214

The 21st Annual Relay For Life of Suffolk will be held Friday-Saturday, May 20-21, 2016, from 6 p.m.- 6 a.m., at Nansemond River High School. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement symbolizes hope and the shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love. If cancer has touched your life, participating in a Relay For Life event is a way to take action and help finish the fight. This is your opportunity to honor cancer survivors, remember those you have lost, and raise funds and awareness to fight back and help end cancer forever.

This event is free and open to the public. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information, email Chelsea Peoples at chelsea.peoples@cancer.org.

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43251
5/20

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.

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43531
5/21

National Kids to Parks Day

Suffolk Regional Parks.
Free.
757.538.4102.
www.suffolkva.us/parks

Bring your child out to one of Suffolk's four regional parks to celebrate National Kids to Parks Day! This day encourages children to live the motto, "Explore the outdoors, the parks are yours!" Each park will offer a different opportunity for children to explore, learn and have fun. Let us help you kick off a summer full of outdoor adventures!

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44041
5/21

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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44114
5/21

ReStored Retail Pop-Up in Downtown Suffolk

Downtown Businesses
10am-4pm.
757.514.4049
dholt@suffolkva.us

On May 21, 2016, Main Street in Downtown Suffolk will be offering indoor and outdoor spaces at no cost to entrepreneurs, independent retailers and specialty merchants for a pop-up shop initiative known as ReStored.

ReStored will be open to the public and provide merchants with the chance to test a new market, expand their geographic footprint, and reach new customers without the startup costs. There are no fees or long-term contracts – just a one-day, weekend commitment. 

The ReStored event is an effort to promote the benefit of patronizing and supporting local businesses. Shoppers who attend the event will also enjoy live music, savory tastes and sweet treats and children’s activities.   

If you are a retailer or specialty vendor and are interested in participating in the ReStored Downtown Pop-Up Shop Initiative, please contact Deanna Holt, Suffolk Economic Development Manager at dholt@suffolkva.us 757.514.4049.

 

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42074
5/21

The Rainy Day Imagination Play

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 W. Finney Avenue

11am. $5
757.923.2900
www.suffolkcenter.org

One rainy day. Two bored kids. A roomful of empty cardboard boxes. Just how big can their imaginations get? Join us for a unique and highly interactive experience as our characters and the audience prove that the sky (or possibly the ceiling) is the limit when you decide to make your own fun. Presented by the Children's Theatre of Hampton Roads.

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42844
5/21

American Girl Program: "Meet Addy Walker"

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

Addy Walker is a courageous, strong girl growing up in 1864, during the Civil War. Addy’s stories tell of her daring escape with her mother from slavery, and the challenges they face afterward as they try to reunite their family. But Addy’s stories are about much more than hardship. They are full of the love and hope that help her get through the worst of times and keep her dreams alive. 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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44025
5/21

C.E. & H. Ruritan's 16th Annual Beer, Bands and BBQ

The Ruritan Hall in Eclipse
8881 Eclipse Drive
3-7pm.
$25 advance/$30 door; children 12 & under free.

757.803.8487

Join us for our annual fundraising event in beautiful Eclipse, Virginia! Enjoy great local barbecue, beer and live music by Island Boy and Aces Up Reunion. Tickets available at Rio Grande Traders (3049 Kings Highway) or The Market (1604 Bridge Road).

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43521
5/21

Drive-In Movie in the Park: The Goonies

Bennett's Creek Park
3000 Bennetts Creek Park Road
6pm. Free and open to the public.
757.514.7267
www.suffolkva.us/parks

~ CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER  ~

Throw it back to the days of the Drive In! Bennett's Creek will transform for a family fun night of children's activities and a larger-than-life movie screen to watch an 80s classic, The Gooniesfrom the comfort of your front seat! A picnic area will be available for movie goers and everyone's sweet tooth will be covered by our onsite concession area. Get into the summer spirit with Suffolk Parks and Recreation!

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42985
5/22

Kingsboro Bowmen 3D Archery Tournament and Virginia ASA State Qualifier

Lone Star Lakes Park
401 Kings Highway
9am-3pm.
$15: 14 and older; $5 for years 14 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.

string(28) "2016-05-23 2:00 PM:-:3:30 PM"
43659
5/23

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) "2016-05-26 9:30 AM:-:1:30 PM"
44042
5/26

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) "2016-05-26 5:30 PM:-:7:00 PM"
43518
5/26

Yappy Hour

Lake Meade Park
201 Holly Lawn Parkway (behind Farm Fresh)
5:30pm. $5 member / $10 non-members.
757.538.4102.
www.suffolkva.us/parks

Come out to Lake Meade Dog Park and enjoy a relaxing night out while you socialize with other dog lovers of Suffolk! Have a drink and make some new friends while your dog plays off the leash and makes some friends of his own. If you are not already a member of Suffolk's newest dog park, you can also bring your shot records and $10 to register your puppy pal. 




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44224
5/28

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.

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43660
5/28

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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5/28

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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