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Posted on: August 7, 2017

What’s Happening in Suffolk This Week

What's Happening in Suffolk This Week

Monday, March 19

Choose Kind Movie Night

Create kindness projects and a weekly random acts of kindness planner while enjoying the movie Wonder. Wonder is based on the book Wonder by RJ Palacio about a boy named August who struggles to fit in at school but also inspires many to choose kindness, friendship and acceptance. This is a family friendly movie targeted for school age children. For more information, call 757.514.7323.

Monday, March 19

Career Series: What Do I Want to Do When I Grow Up?

Career Access Network will deliver a program on Acing the Job Interview from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street. Learn the do’s and don’ts including how to be successful in an interview. Participate in an interview relay while learning how to pick out an appropriate interview outfit. Finish off by completing a mock interview. Get ready to ace that next job interview! For more information, call 757.514.7323.

Wednesday, March 21

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street, learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. This program is presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter. To register, call 1.800.272.3900.

Thursday, March 22

Medicare Benefits Counseling

Receive information and advice from a counselor about applying for Medicare, Medicaid, or Medicare Part D from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road. Please bring Medicare card, photo identification, and a list of all current medications in order to complete appointment. Registration is not required, but participants are encouraged to call ahead to reserve their time slot with the counselor. Call Sam Mizelle at 757.328.4217 to reserve your appointment. These services are free and confidential.

Thursday, March 22

Genealogy Meetup

Interested in exploring your family history or other genealogical projects? Meetup at Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street, at 6 p.m. and we will discuss our discoveries and share research tips. For more information, call 757.514.7323.

Saturday, March 24

Suffolk Public Library SAT Exam Diagnostic Day

The Suffolk Public Library in conjunction with Sylvan Learning Centers will offer a free full-length SAT exam for interested 9th – 12th grade students at Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street, beginning at 9:30 a.m. This is an opportunity to take a practice SAT exam, obtain results, and have 30-days FREE access to sylvanprep.com where students can watch tutorial videos of each SAT question to help prepare them for the actual SAT.  Registration is required; visit https://locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/suffolk-va/schedules (Choose Group College Prep).

Saturday, March 24


Join Suffolk Parks & Recreation for the Annual Spring Eggstravaganza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.! This event will have your kids hopping for joy at Bennett’s Creek Park, 3000 Bennetts Creek Park Road. Filled with games, pony rides, crafts, music and more, this event is geared towards families with children ages 10 and under. Kids can decorate bags to stash the eggs they collect throughout the scavenger hunt. Peter Cottontail will arrive to this egg-citing event at 11:15 a.m. and will be available all morning to meet the children. Bring your camera to capture a day full of memories! Food and vendor items will be available for purchase in the park. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 757.514.7267.

Saturday, March 17 – Saturday, March 24

Suffolk Restaurant Week: A Culinary Showcase

As Suffolk’s premier culinary celebration, Suffolk Restaurant Week was launched by Suffolk Tourism to showcase the array of exceptional dishes prepared by the best chefs in Suffolk.

During this spring showcase, participating eateries offer chef-created delicacies and simple three-course, price fixed menus at the deluxe ($10 lunch/$20 dinner), premier ($15 lunch/$30 dinner) or ultimate ($20 lunch/$40 dinner) levels.

There are no passes to buy, coupons to carry or cards to punch – simply order from the Suffolk Restaurant Week menu. It’s the perfect time to sample new restaurants or delight in old favorites. For a list of participating restaurants and additional information, visit www.restaurantweeksuffolk.com or call 757.514.4130.

Monday, March 26

Cedar Hill Cemetery Stroll

Cedar Hill Cemetery has long been an attraction for history buffs and even walking groups. The Suffolk Division of Tourism offers a guided stroll through the serene 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. The tour departs from the Suffolk Visitor Center and is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 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. Cost is $7 adults; $5 seniors (60+), military. Not recommended for children under 12.

Monday, March 26

Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour

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. 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. The Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour departs from the Suffolk Visitor Center, conveniently located at 524 North Main Street, and is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets for each tour are $8 for adults and $6 for seniors (60+), military and children ages 9 to 12.   For more information, call 757.514.4130.

Tuesday, March 27

Local History and Genealogy Questions? Ask LaSandra!

Local History and Genealogy Librarian, LaSandra Adams, will be available from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street, to answer questions, demonstrate the use of tools like the microfilm machine, and record oral histories for Suffolk Speaks. For more information, call 757.514.7323.

Wednesday, March 28

Great Dismal Swamp Safari

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, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., is led by a biologist specializing in 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. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130 to reserve your spot.  Cost is $10 adults; $8 seniors (60+), military, and children ages 3 to 12.

Wednesday, March 28

Suffolk Speaks: What’s Your Story?

Everyone has a story. What’s yours? Suffolk Speaks, Suffolk Public Library’s oral history project, gives people who have lived, worked, and played in Suffolk an opportunity to share their memories, impressions, and stories. From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road, we will offer an open recording session for people who want to add their Suffolk story to our oral history collection. All stories are made available to the public on the library’s website. Recordings may take the form of an interview, conversation, or story. For more information, call 757.514.7323.


Saturday, March 31

Nansemond River Cleanup

The Nansemond River Cleanup event, hosted by the City of Suffolk Public Works – Litter Control Division as part of the Keep Suffolk Beautiful Campaign, will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants will meet at Constant’s Wharf Park & Marina located at 110 East Constance Road. Kayaks, canoes, and small boats are welcome! To signup, call 757.514.7604 or email [email protected].

Saturday, March 31

Wild Food Foraging

Step into the spring season with a foraging adventure from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Follow herbalist Vickie Shufer on a walk through Lone Star Lakes Park, 401 Kings Highway, where we will learn about edible plants that are native to Virginia and grow right here in our backyard. For more information, call 757.514.7323.

Saturday, March 31

Legends of Main Street: A Suffolk Ghost Walk

Would you like to experience a hair-raising encounter with the “spirited” side of Suffolk?  Come follow a costumed guide for a 90-minute tour through the shadows of historic Main Street discovering stories, legends and “unexplained occurrences” by lantern light. Suffolk’s historically hip Ghost Walk departs from the Suffolk Visitor Center, located at 524 North Main Street. This event will take place from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors 60+, military and children ages 9 to 12.  Reservations are required.  For more information or to reserve your spooky adventure, contact the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130.


There are more interesting and exciting events happening in the City of Suffolk!

See what Suffolk Parks & Recreation has to offer!  Visit www.SuffolkVa.us/parks.

For a complete listing of Suffolk Public Library events, visit www.SuffolkPublicLibrary.com.

For a complete listing of Suffolk Tourism events, visit www.VisitSuffolkva.com.

 To view other City events, visit www.SuffolkVa.us/calendar.aspx

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