Monday, December 11 and Friday, December 15
The Pop-Up Library brings materials for children, teens, and adults and provides library services including reserves, library cards, and digital services. Check out books, use an iPad, connect with free Wi-Fi, and more on December 11th from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the East Suffolk Recreation Center, 138 South 6th Street; December 15th from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Salvation Army parking lot located at 400 Bank Street; and on December 15th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Harbour View Starbucks located at 5883 Harbour View Boulevard. For more information, visit www.SuffolkPublicLibrary.com or call 757.514.7323.
Monday, December 11
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, December 11th 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.
Thursday, December 14
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. on Thursday, December 14th at the North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road. These services are free and confidential. For more information, call 757.514.7323.
Saturday, December 16
Meet Santa at the Suffolk Visitor Center
Bring the kiddos to meet jolly ol’ St. Nick on Saturday, December 16th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Suffolk Visitor Center located at 524 North Main Street! Bring your cameras for photos with Santa. Holiday décor makes this the ideal place to snap a photo with Santa. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 757.514.4130 or visit www.VisitSuffolkVa.com.
Sunday, December 17
Great Dismal Swamp Safari
The Great Dismal Swamp is anything but dismal! On Sunday, December 17th 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.
Sunday, December 17
Bring Your Pets to Meet Santa at the Suffolk Visitor Center
Bring your pet to meet jolly ol’ St. Nick on Sunday, December 17th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Suffolk Visitor Center located at 524 North Main Street! All friendly, well-behaved critters are welcome. Dogs must be leashed. Pet owners are encouraged to bring a donation for the homeless pets at the Suffolk Animal Shelter. The following items are encouraged: kitty litter, cat food/kitten chow, dog food/puppy chow, leashes and collars, grooming supplies, toys, crates, towels, blankets, bleach, hand sanitizer and wipes, laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid, trash bags, and carriers. For more information, call 757.514.4130, or visit www.VisitSuffolkVa.com