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Posted on: August 7, 2017

What’s Happening in Suffolk This Week

Monday, August 21 

Total Eclipse of the Sun Party

Spend an afternoon filled with games, activities, and science experiments as we watch the moon cover the sun during the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chuckatuck Library, 5881 Godwin Boulevard. Viewing glasses will be provided while supplies last. For more information, call 757.514.7323. 

 

Monday, August 21 and Saturday, August 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, on Monday, August 21st or Saturday, August 26th 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, August 21 and Saturday, August 26

Great Dismal Swamp Safari

The Great Dismal Swamp is anything but dismal! On Monday, August 21st and Saturday, August 26th 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.

 

Tuesday, August 22

Lego Club

Drop in and use your imagination to test your building skills and create cool LEGO projects on Tuesday, August 22nd from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street. 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.


Tuesday, August 22

National Night Out Community Awards & Appreciation Ceremony

Join us on Tuesday, August 22nd at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chamber at City Hall, 442 West Washington Street, for the 2017 National Night Out Community Awards & Appreciation Ceremony. For more information, contact Diana Klink at 757.514.4104, or email [email protected].

 

Wednesday, August 23

BARKS (Books and Reading for Kids in Suffolk)

BARKS is a reading to therapy dogs program designed to help increase a child’s confidence and reading skills. Children in grades K-5 will get a chance to meet all types and sizes of our furry canine friends! Join us on Wednesday, August 23rd from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street; registration is required.  For more information, call 757.514.7323 or visit www.SuffolkPublicLibrary.com.


Thursday, August 24

Anime Club

Come watch anime and hang out with other Otaku on Thursday, August 24th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road. For ages 12 and older; for more information, call 757.514.7323.


Saturday, August 26

Suffolk Teen Summit

The 2017 Suffolk Teen Summit will take place on Saturday, August 26th at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, 110 West Finney Avenue. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. followed by the conference from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Join us for the After Party from 12 p.m. to 2 pm. at Constant’s Wharf, 100 East Constance Road (behind the Hilton Garden Inn). The Suffolk Teen Summit serves as an expansion of a variety of prevention activities and programs developed as part of the Suffolk Initiative on Youth Crime Prevention Plan. This dynamic conference engages youth ages 11 to 17, along with parents and adults that work with youth, in interactive sessions on topics such as Teen Dating, Eating Healthy and Living Well, Bullying, Understanding the Impact of Social Media and Music, and the Importance of Volunteerism. For more information, contact Parks & Recreation at 757.514.7250.


Saturday, August 26

Suffolk Farmers’ Market 

The 2017 season of the Suffolk Farmers’ Market is now open! Come to Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion, conveniently located behind the Suffolk Visitor Center at the corner of Main Street and Constance Road, on Saturday, August 26th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to 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. 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, August 26

Cedar Hill Cemetery Stroll

Cedar Hill Cemetery has long been an attraction for history buffs and even walking groups. On Saturday, August 26th from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.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.

 

Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27

Swinging Summer Adopt-a-thons

The Suffolk Animal Care Center and the Suffolk Humane Society will host Swinging Summer Adopt-a-thons from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 26th at the Chesapeake Square PetSmart, 4300 Portsmouth Boulevard in Chesapeake and on Sunday, August 27th at the North Suffolk PetSmart, 6243 College Drive.  For more information, call 757.514.7855 or 757.538.3030.

 

Saturday, August 26

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, August 26th at 8 p.m., come follow a costumed guide 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.

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