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Posted on: August 7, 2017

What’s Happening in Suffolk This Week

Thursday, November 14

Bad Art Night

Let your inner artist loose with this judgement-free night of creativity! We will be breaking out the glitter, glue, and pom-poms for an evening of creating truly terrible art. For adults who may have lost their childhood excitement over gluing yarn to construction paper. Join us at the Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 757.514.7323.

Friday, November 15

Craft Club at Whaleyville Recreation Center

Ages 55+ are invited to Craft Club from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Whaleyville Recreation Center, 132 Robertson Street. No experience necessary. All supplies are included. Cost is $10 per person. For more information, call 757.514.7100.

Friday, November 15

Pub Trivia Night: Reader’s Round

Are you an avid reader? You may be able to ace this month’s Pub Trivia! From bestsellers like Harry Potter and James Patterson, to the classics of Jane Austen and Ernest Hemingway, the questions will cover a variety of books from different genres and eras. Not an avid reader? See how much you remember from high school English class and come out for a good time with friends. Winners will receive a fabulous prize pack! This event is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Nansemond Brewing Station, 212 East Washington Street.

Saturday, November 16

College and Career Readiness Fair

Suffolk Public Library teams up with Suffolk Public Schools for their annual College and Career Readiness Fair (CCRF). This event focuses on encouraging and preparing middle and high school students for college, postsecondary training, and transitioning into the workplace upon graduation. The CCRF provides parents and students access to various community and national resources through workshops and hands-on exhibits. The program provides a one-stop shop for college and career planning for Suffolk students.

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at King’s Fork Middle School, 350 Kings Fork Road.

Saturday, November 16

Suffolk Farmers’ Market 

The Suffolk Farmers’ Market, now in its 14th season in the open air special event Pavilion, is conveniently located behind the Suffolk Visitor Center at the corner of Main Street and East Constance Road. Enjoy the best in locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, organically raised poultry, fresh eggs and milk, honey, and a variety of artisan-crafted goods.

The first Saturday of each month will feature live music, activities and a petting zoo. Other themed days are scheduled throughout the season and will include entertainment and exhibits. The Suffolk Farmers’ Market will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through November 23, 2019. For more information, contact the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130, or VisitSuffolk@SuffolkVa.us.

Saturday, November 16

Great Dismal Swamp Guided Nature Walk

“Swamped and Loving It!” Meet the Great Dismal Swamp Natural Wildlife Refuge (off White Marsh Road) in a new way – up close and personal! Enjoy a biologist-led nature walk as you learn about the flora, fauna, wildlife and history that abound in the 111,000-acre wilderness. This tour is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. $7 adults; $5 seniors (60+), military, and children ages 3 to 12. 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!

Saturday, November 16

Adventure Book Club: Nancy Drew Nostalgia

Mysteries, locks, clues, and close calls, Nancy Drew conquers them all! Come celebrate your favorite sleuth and share fond memories of Nancy’s adventures with your fellow enthusiasts. We’ll meet in a retro-style diner, so wear your best Nancy Drew outfit (or not) and brush up on Nancy’s mysteries for a trivia game.

This event will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Metro Diner, 2051 Sun Harbour Avenue, Suite 150. For more information and to register for this event, visit: https://suffolkpubliclibrary.libcal.com/event/5557449.

Saturday, November 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. This 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.

Saturday, November 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. 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 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Reservations are required. 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. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130 to reserve your spot.

Sunday, November 17

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.

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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