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Posted on: August 7, 2017

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Monday, October 14

Columbus Day Holiday – Suffolk City Offices Closed

In observance of Columbus Day, Suffolk City offices will be closed Monday, October 14, 2019. Normal operations will resume Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at 8:30 a.m.  

Suffolk Public Works Department will pick up trash as scheduled next week.  TFC Recycling will also conduct their normal recycling collection routes. Suffolk Public Works Department reminds you that trash must be placed at curbside no later than 7 a.m. on the day of collection. For more information on refuse collection, please call Public Works at 757-514-7630.

Tuesday, October 15 and Wednesday, October 16

Virginia Opera Presents: Goldie B. Locks and the Three Singing Bears

Join Suffolk Public Library as we host the Virginia Opera’s presentation of Goldie B. Locks and the Three Singing Bears on Tuesday, October 15th from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street, and on Wednesday, October 16th from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road. This program is free and open to ages 0 – 10. For more information, call 757.514.7323.

Wednesday, October 16 and Sunday, October 20

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.

Thursday, October 17 and Saturday, October 19

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.

Thursday, October 17 and Saturday, October 19

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.

Friday, October 18

Friday Night Frights at the Center: The Amityville Horror

The Suffolk Division of Tourism wants to give you the fright of your life as they present a series of classic horror films at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, located at 110 West Finney Avenue. Join us for The Amityville Horror, based on the “true story” of a Long Island house that terrorizes a family.  Show begins at 8 p.m. and admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts Box Office at 757.923.2900.

Saturday, October 19

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, October 19

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, October 19

Drive-In Movie in the Park: Beetlejuice

Throw it back to the days of the Drive-In! Bennett’s Creek Park will transform into a drive-in movie theater with two screens. Stay comfy in your car or bring your lawn chairs and blankets and get the best seat in the park to watch the 1988 cult classic, Beetlejuice.

A concession area will be available with food and treats. 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 to enjoy while you wait for the movie to begin.  The movie will start at approximately 7 p.m.

Please note the Park will be closed from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. to prepare for the event.

This event is free and open to the public.  Contact Chelsea Price at 757-514-7267 for more information about the Drive-In Movie in the Park.

Saturday, October 19

Legends of Main Street: A Suffolk Ghost Walk

Would you like to experience a hair-raising encounter with the “spirited” side of Suffolk?  Come follow a costumed guide from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for a tour through the shadows of historic Main Street discovering stories, legends and “unexplained occurrences” by lantern light. Tales of unsolved mysteries and unresolved affairs abound throughout Suffolk’s historically hip Ghost Walk which 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, 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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