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Posted on: August 7, 2017

What’s Happening in Suffolk This Week


Monday, December 9

Just Duet: Karaoke with Friends

Start your week off on a high note with karaoke at the Library! Come prepared to belt out your favorite tunes and cheer on your friends while they serenade you. This event will be held on Monday, December 9th from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Morgan Memorial Library, located at 443 West Washington Street. For more information, call 757.514.7323.

Monday, December 9

Cooking the Books Book Club

Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Cooking the Books cookbook club is where you can cook and share new recipes with other cooking enthusiasts. Each month’s recipes will follow the selected them; December’s theme is “Holiday Treats.” Choose a recipe to prepare and share with club members and then be ready to share your cooking experience and thoughts about your recipe. Bring a copy of your recipe to share and join us at the North Suffolk Library, located at 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. To register, visit https://suffolkpubliclibrary.libcal.com/event/5946890 

Tuesday, December 10

Ask LaSandra

Interested in researching your family’s history? Been searching for a specific news article or obituary, or trying to gather local history facts? Come to the Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. LaSandra, Local History and Genealogy Librarian, will help you find the answers. For more information, call 757.514.7323.

Tuesday, December 10

True Dedication Mentoring: Gift Making

True Dedication youth will be making gifts to show appreciation to their family, friends, or someone special. True Dedication (TDM) is Suffolk Public Library’s inaugural Mentoring Program connecting young adults with positive adult role models in our community. Through building nurturing relationships and community support, TDM and its mentors strive to help each participant develop into their full potential and make positive life choices. This program is free and open to all participants ages 12 to 18. This event will be held on Tuesday, December 10th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street. For more information, call 757.514.7323.

Wednesday, December 11

Annual Active Adults Holiday Gala

Suffolk Parks & Recreation will host the Annual Holiday Gala for active adults ages 55+ on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Chesapeake/Suffolk located in Northern Suffolk. Come dressed to impress to celebrate the holiday season with entertainment, food, fun, and friends! Registration will be open through Wednesday, December 4th, and the cost is $10 per participant. Registration includes a lunch of Rosemary Chicken with a Salad, Seasonal Vegetables with Roasted Red Potatoes, and a delicious Dessert. Space is limited, so register early! The Hilton Garden Inn Chesapeake/Suffolk is located at 5921 Harbour View Boulevard. For more information, or to find out about sponsoring this event, contact Special Events Coordinator, Chelsea Price, at 757.514.7267.

Thursday, December 12

Medicare Benefits Counseling

Receive information and advice from a counselor about applying for Medicare, Medicaid, or Medicare Part D from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the 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, December 12

Pub Trivia Night: Human Rights Week

Join the Suffolk Public Library for another Pub Trivia Night to celebrate Human Rights Week with a human rights trivia night. Grab your crew and be prepared to defend your knowledge of human rights movements, activists, and milestones to win the prize pack. This event will take place at the Nansemond Brewing Station, 212 East Washington Street, from 7 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 757.514.7323.

Saturday, December 14

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, December 14

Meet Santa at the Visitor Center

Bring the kiddos to meet jolly ol’ St. Nick from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Suffolk Visitor Center, 524 North Main Street. Bring your cameras for photos with Santa. Holiday décor makes this the ideal place to snap a photo with Santa. For more information, call 757.514.4130.

Saturday, December 14

Movies at the Center: Mary Poppins Returns

The Suffolk Division of Tourism is pleased to present Mary Poppins Returns at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts on Saturday, December 14th, beginning at 2 p.m. The Center is located at 110 West Finney Avenue. This dazzling family-friendly film was a huge box office hit and received critical praise. Movie fans will get a special treat after the film, as Mary Poppins herself will be stopping by for photos with film attendees. Admission is free and open to the public; however, a donation of canned food or non-perishable food item is encouraged. For more information, please contact the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts Box Office at 757.923.2900.

Saturday, December 14

Suffolk Holiday Parade

Be sure to join in the lights and sounds of the 2019 Suffolk Holiday Parade. The theme is “Home for the Holidays.” Find the best spot to watch the floats, equestrian units, marching bands and festive vehicles stroll down West Washington Street and take a turn up North Main Street, with the parade route ending on Finney Avenue. The parade will begin at 7 p.m.; free and open to the public. For more information, call 757.514.7267.

Sunday, December 15

Great Dismal Swamp Safari – Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

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.

Sunday, December 15

Bring Your Pet to Meet Santa at the Visitor Center

Bring your pet to meet jolly ol’ St. Nick from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Suffolk Visitor Center, 524 North Main Street. We welcome all friendly, well-behaved critters. Dogs must be leashed. Bring your cameras for photos with Santa. 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.


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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