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Posted on: August 7, 2017

What’s Happening in Suffolk This Week

Saturday, October 14

Suffolk Farmers’ Market

Come get the freshest, locally-grown fall produce, decorative pumpkins, gourds and more at the Suffolk Farmers’ Market located at the Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion, conveniently located behind the Suffolk Visitor Center at the corner of Main Street and Constance Road.  Open on Saturday, October 14th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. you’ll also find fresh eggs, honey, homemade jams and jellies, baked goods, fresh cut flowers, plants and handmade jewelry and crafts. Free and open to the public, the Market will host a variety of Family Fun Days, special guest speakers and performers, petting zoos, book signings, workshops, crafts and more. The Suffolk Farmers’ Market will run through November 18, 2017. For more information or to become a vendor, contact the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130 or email [email protected].

 

Saturday, October 14

So Let’s Sew – Hand Sewing Crafts

What could you do with a fall decorated bag? Carry your library books, collect Halloween candy, pack to go to Grandma’s? On Saturday, October 14th from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street, we will use felt and other fabric scraps, yarn stitches, and other items to create a design on a tote bag. This program is for ages 6 to 11 and parents are encouraged to participate by assisting their child. No sewing experience needed; just bring your creative ideas. Registration required. Let’s have fun learning basic sewing skills! For more information, call 757.514.7323.

 

Saturday, October 14

AHA! Art History Appreciation

Do you like art?   Would you like to learn about famous artists? Come to the North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road, on Saturday, October 14th from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for a program that will focus on art and art history. Ages 8 to 11 will enjoy learning facts and creating fun art projects! Registration required; for more information, call 757.514.7323.


Saturday, October 14

Researching African American Ancestors

In celebration of Family History Month, on Saturday, October 14th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street, reference archivist Cara Griggs will discuss methods and resources for African American genealogy prior to the end of the Civil War. Attendees will learn how to determine whether an individual was enslaved or free and what types of records will be useful for further research. The lecture will focus on the Library of Virginia’s collections including cohabitation registers, free Negro registers and lists, wills, deeds, and tax records as well as selected federal records that can be accessed through its databases. Following the talk, there will be an opportunity for residents to record stories about their families or special memories during a live recording session of Suffolk Speaks. Registration required; for more information, call 757.514.7323.


Saturday, October 14

October Chiller Thriller: The Babadook

Enjoy light refreshments while watching the Chiller Thriller of the week on Saturday, October 14th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street. Movie is rated for those ages 17 or older unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.   For more information, call 757.514.7323.


Saturday, October 14

Just Kickin’ It: Relay Games

Come kick it with the whole family at our Chuckatuck Library, 5881 Godwin Boulevard, on Saturday, October 14th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Play relay races, complete tasks and test your family’s strength. Prepare to work together, get dirty and have some fun. Registration is encouraged but not required. For more information, call 757.514.7323.


Saturday, October 14

Unleash Your Story: A Teen Read Week Event

Close out Teen Read Week by sharing something fun and interesting about yourself through art, poetry, and music on Saturday, October 14th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road. For more information, call 757.514.7323.


Monday, October 16

Cedar Hill Cemetery Stroll

An official Virginia Civil War Trail site, Cedar Hill Cemetery has long been an attraction for history buffs and even walking groups. On Monday, October 16th from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., stroll through the pleasant 32-acre cemetery, rich in history and natural beauty. The 90-minute daytime tour which departs from the Suffolk Visitor Center, 524 North Main Street, will offer unique insights into Suffolk’s heritage as tour goers traverse the cedar-lined terrain dotted with timeworn headstones. Tickets are $7 for adults; $5 for seniors (60+) and military; not recommended for children under 12. Reservations are required. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130 to reserve your spot.

 

Monday, October 16

Cool Crafting: Fun with 4 Letter Words

Get creative and design your very own craft using wood blocks to spell out your favorite 4 letter word on Monday, October 16th from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street. All materials will be supplied; registration required. Visit www.SuffolkPublicLibrary.com.


Monday, October 16

Medicare Benefits Counseling

Receive information and advice from a counselor about applying for Medicare, Medicaid, or Medicare Part D from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, October 16th at the Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street. These services are free and confidential. For more information, call 757.514.7323.

 

Monday, October 16

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, on Monday, October 16th at 2 p.m. Tickets for each tour are $8 for adults and $6 for seniors, military and children ages 9 to 12.   For more information, call 757.514.4130.


Monday, October 16

Battle of the Books Book Talk

Interested in joining Battle of the Books? Come to the North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road, on Monday, October 16th from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. as we focus on one of the chosen books, discuss what we have read, and prep for those challenging Battle of the Books questions. Registration is required. For more information, visit www.SuffolkPublicLibrary.com or call 757.514.7323.

 

Monday, October 16 and Wednesday, October 18

Lego Club

Drop in and use your imagination to test your building skills and create cool LEGO projects at the Chuckatuck Library, 5881 Godwin Boulevard, on Monday, October 16th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, October 18th from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road. This program is for children ages 6 to 12; children younger than 6 may attend if accompanied by an adult. For additional information, call 757.514.7323.


Monday, October 16

Philanthropic Fun at the Library

Back by popular demand! Come to the Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street, on Monday, October 16th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., to earn volunteer hours for school and give back to our community in various ways. Some of the fun activities this fall include tutoring elementary age kids with homework and earth friendly projects designed to improve the cleanliness of our world. Learn just how fun it is to help others! For more information, call 757.514.7323.


Monday, October 16

Zumba at the Library

Move and groove on Mondays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., September through November at the Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street. Join fitness instructor Leslie Spruill for a beginners-friendly Zumba class. This dance-inspired fitness class is one session in an 8-part series. Space is limited to 14 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 757.514.7323.


Tuesday, October 17

Itsy Bitsy Babies

Itsy Bitsy Babies is a program featuring songs, rhymes, bounces and more for babies ages up to 12 months and their caregivers. Join us at the North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road, on Tuesday, October 17th from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. For more information, call 757.514.7323.

 

Tuesday, October 17

Anxiety and Stress Reduction: Meditation at the Library

The purpose of Mindfulness Meditation is personal transformation. Learn how to reduce anxiety and stress in this class led by mindfulness teacher, Maury Cooke, from Sattvic Space on Tuesday, October 17th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road. All skill levels are welcome. Registration is required. For more information, call 757.514.7323.

 

Tuesday, October 17 and Wednesday, October 18

Toddler Time and Preschool Time

The Suffolk Public Library is offering Toddler Time and Preschool Time programs. Toddler Time, a program designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years, includes stories, songs and activities designed for toddlers. The Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street, and the North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road, will host Toddler Time from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. each day.

Children ages 3 to 5 will enjoy Preschool Time, a program featuring stories, educational activities, rhymes and more! Preschool Time will be held at 11 a.m. on October 17th at the North Suffolk Library and at 11 a.m. on October 18th at the Morgan Memorial Library. For more information, call 757.514.7323.

 

Tuesday, October 17 and Wednesday, October 18

Growing Up Kindergarten

Prepare your child for kindergarten with this educational, interactive, and developmentally appropriate storytime series from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17th at the Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street, and on Wednesday, October 18th at the North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road. Participating children should be a rising kindergartner. Registration is required and children will attend each class independently.  For more information, call 757.514.7323.


Tuesday, October 17

Homeschool Hub

Homeschooling families are invited to the Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street, on Tuesday, October 17th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. for a special hands-on event that will include various activities to enrich their curriculum. For more information, call 757.514.7323.


Tuesday, October 17

Suffolk Fire & Rescue Awards & Recognition Ceremony

Suffolk Fire & Rescue will host an Awards & Recognition Ceremony at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17th at the Hilton Garden Inn - Suffolk Riverfront located at 100 East Constance Road.

 

Tuesday, October 17

Suffolk Writes: An Open Writers Group Meet Up

Join us at the Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street, on Tuesday, October 17th from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. for Suffolk Writes: An Open Writers Group Meet Up for adults. All genres welcomed, published and aspiring. Bring a typed page of what you are writing for group critiques. For more information, call 757.514.7323.


Wednesday, October 18

Babies Tots Combo and Tiny Tots

The Babies Tots Combo Class is a combo storytime that includes books, songs, rhymes, and more for ages up to 24 months. Join us on Wednesday, October 18th from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street.

Tiny Tots, a storytime for ages 12 to 24 months, will be held at the North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road, from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. For more information, call 757.514.7323.

 

Wednesday, October 18

My Storytime and Picnic and Play

Bring your children ages up to 5 years to the Chuckatuck Library, 5881 Godwin Boulevard, on Wednesday, October 11th from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for an early literacy-based storytime filled with stories, songs, rhymes, and more! For more information, call 757.514.7323.

 

Wednesday, October 18

Magic: The Library Gathering

Join us for Wednesday night Magic on October 18th from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road. New players of all ages welcome, and promotional decks/cards will be available for those who do not have their own cards courtesy of Atlantis Games. For more information, call 757.514.7323.


Wednesday, October 18

So Let’s Sew – Hand Sewing Crafts

What could you do with a fall decorated bag? Carry your library books, collect Halloween candy, pack to go to Grandma’s? On Wednesday, October 18th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road, we will use felt and other fabric scraps, yarn stitches, and other items to create a design on a tote bag. This program is for ages 6 to 11 and parents are encouraged to participate by assisting their child. No sewing experience needed; just bring your creative ideas. Registration required. Let’s have fun learning basic sewing skills! For more information, call 757.514.7323.


Wednesday, October 18

Sensory Storytime

Join us at the Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street, on Wednesday, October 18th from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a storytime perfect for little ones with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, and other Sensory Seekers. Typical Peers are welcome to attend, as well. This program will feature a visible agenda, age appropriate books, fingerplays, and music. For more information, call 757.514.7323.


Thursday, October 19

Adaptive Storytime

On Thursday, October 19th from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., the Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street, will host an adaptive storytime with crafts and other activities for adults and children of all abilities. For more information, call 757.514.7323.


Thursday, October 19

October Chiller Thriller: The Purge: Anarchy

Enjoy light refreshments while watching the Chiller Thriller of the week on Thursday, October 19th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street. Movie is rated for those ages 17 or older unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.   For more information, call 757.514.7323.

 

Thursday, October 19

Throwback Trivia for Teens

Urkel, CD Player, Nintendo 64, Buffy The Vampire Slayer! Test your knowledge of 90’s teen pop culture on this “fly” night of teen trivia on Thursday, October 19th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road. For more information, call 757.514.7323.

 

Friday, October 20

Chuckatuck Variety Hour

Relax and take a break at the Chuckatuck Library, 5881 Godwin Boulevard, on Friday, October 20th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Enjoy listening to an audio book selection, discuss a favorite book, color and craft, or do all three while getting to know your neighbors. For more information, call 757.514.7323.


Friday, October 20

Little Scientists

Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to investigate, experiment, and explore through hands-on STEM activities at the Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street, on Friday, October 20th from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 757.514.7323.


Friday, October 20

Preschool Discovery

Join us at the North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road, on Friday, October 20th from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Children ages 3 to 5 will drop in to explore different building, hands-on, and sensory activities. For more information, call 757.514.7323.

 

Friday, October 20

Board Game Break

Do you remember how much fun it is to play board games? Meet at the Chuckatuck Library, 5881 Godwin Boulevard, on Friday, October 20th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. to play Dominoes, Scrabble, Monopoly, Connect 4, chess, and checkers. For more information, call 757.514.7323.

 

Friday, October 20

Mystery Menu Dinner

Come join Suffolk Parks & Recreation for a little bit of insanity on Friday, October 20th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., when they present the Mystery Menu Dinner at the East Suffolk Recreation Center, 138 South Sixth Street. A kid-friendly mystery meal will be served. A menu will be provided with food and drinks all given in code names. The code names will provide hints to what the food is. Each coded meal will have a great surprise for everyone at the table! Join in and see if you can decipher the code.  This program is open to the public. There is a $7 registration fee; registration is available online at www.SuffolkVa.us/parks or stop by the East Suffolk Recreation Center. For more information, call 757.514.4515.


Saturday, October 21

Suffolk Farmers’ Market

Come get the freshest, locally-grown fall produce, decorative pumpkins, gourds and more at the Suffolk Farmers’ Market located at the Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion, conveniently located behind the Suffolk Visitor Center at the corner of Main Street and Constance Road.  Open on Saturday, October 21st from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. you’ll also find fresh eggs, honey, homemade jams and jellies, baked goods, fresh cut flowers, plants and handmade jewelry and crafts to start your holiday shopping early. Free and open to the public, the Market will host a variety of Family Fun Days, special guest speakers and performers, petting zoos, book signings, workshops, crafts and more. The Suffolk Farmers’ Market will run through November 18, 2017. For more information or to become a vendor, contact the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130 or email [email protected]


Saturday, October 21

Harvest Fest

Fall into the season with a day of family fun at the Chuckatuck Library, 5881 Godwin Boulevard, on Saturday, October 21st from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a Pumpkin Decorating Contest (bring your own decorated pumpkin), Candy Apple Making, Costume Contest, Trunk or Treat, Live Music, Outdoor Movie, Cornhole Tournament, and a Fall Crawl Obstacle Course. The event is free to attend and open to all ages. Follow event updates through the Suffolk Harvest Fest Facebook event page or through the library’s online calendar at www.SuffolkPublicLibrary.com.


Saturday, October 21

Tech Hack: DIY Virtual Reality

Construct your own virtual reality headset to use with your smartphone out of everyday materials at the Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street, on Saturday, October 21st from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your own smartphone; all other materials are provided. This is a great DIY tech hack for parents or guardians and kids to do together. Registration required; visit www.SuffolkPublicLibrary.com.

 

Saturday, October 21

Drive-In Movie in the Park: Hotel Transylvania

Throw it back to the days of the Drive In! On Saturday, October 21st from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Bennett’s Creek Park, 3000 Bennetts Creek Park Road, will transform for a family fun night of children’s activities and two larger-than-life movie screens to watch the fun animated film, Hotel Transylvania, from the comfort of your front seat! Two full concession areas will be available with food and treats. No coolers or outside food permitted in lawn movie area. Pets are welcome and must be on a leash when outside of your vehicle. The park will open at 5 p.m. for parking and fun activities for the children, to include games, crafts, and bounce houses, while you wait for the movie to begin at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 757.514.7250.

 

Saturday, October 21

Legends of Main Street: A Suffolk Ghost Walk

Would you like to experience a hair-raising encounter with the “spirited” side of Suffolk?  On Saturday, October 21st at 7 p.m., 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. 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.

 

Sunday, October 22

Great Dismal Swamp Safari

The Great Dismal Swamp is anything but dismal! On Sunday, October 22nd from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., learn about the history, lore, vegetation and wildlife with this adventure that includes a brief walk to Lake Drummond. This tour departs from the Suffolk Visitor Center, located at 524 North Main Street, and is not recommended for very small children. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors 60+, military, and children ages 3 to 12.  Reservations are required. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130 to reserve your spot.

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