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Posted on: August 7, 2017

What’s Happening in Suffolk This Week

What’s Happening in Suffolk This Week

Monday, September 27

“Stay Strong” Senior Aerobics

“Stay Strong” Senior Aerobics is an hour-long class for mature, active adults that targets not only muscular strength and muscular endurance, but also aids in improving cardiopulmonary and mental health. This class is scheduled from September 13th to October 13th, held on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., and comes FREE with annual and fitness membership!  Ages 55+. For more information, please contact the Whaleyville Recreation Center at 757.514.7100.


Monday, September 27

BARKS Reading Program [LIVE]

Increase your confidence and reading skills through our BARKS program. Read to a therapy dog who will listen well to your interests, or follow along with the current book you are reading. Grades K-5. Registration is required. The Zoom platform will be utilized. Audio capabilities are needed, and video capabilities are encouraged. Registered participants will provide their email address to receive a link to a Zoom meeting at least 15 minutes before the program begins. Depending on the number of participants and the number of therapy dogs available, participants may be asked to read to dogs in shifts using Zoom's breakout rooms. It is encouraged to have an adult present during the program. Event time is 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 757.514.7323, or visit .

Tuesday, September 28

Oath of Office Ceremony

An Oath of Office Ceremony is scheduled for Deputy City Managers Kevin Hughes and Azeez Felder on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. in Council Chamber, 442 West Washington Street. The event is open to the public, and will also be aired live on the Suffolk Municipal Channel (Spectrum Channel 190), and live streamed at

Tuesday, September 28

Sneaker Session with the SNKR Tub [IN-PERSON]

Join the SNKR TUB crew as they teach ways to restore, clean, and customize your favorite kicks. SNKRTUB was opened by Daequan Rose in August of 2019 in Suffolk, Virginia. SNKRTUB was born a place that could literally be called a snkr One-Stop-Shop housing cleaning services, alongside the buying and trading of shoes. Event time is 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and will be held at Morgan Memorial Library.  Registration is required. Visit, or call 757.514.7323 for more information. 


Tuesday, September 28

Salsa Dance [IN-PERSON]

Come join us in kicking up our heels and learning how to salsa with ODU's Latino Student Alliance. This is a Hispanic Heritage Month event. Event will be at North Suffolk Library, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Please register each individual separately in order to participate, as space is limited. Visit,  or call 757.514.7323 for more information.


Wednesday, September 29

Board Game [IN-PERSON]

Come out to the Library to join us for a game night! We will have a selection of table top games to choose from, and we welcome participants to bring their favorite games along, as well. Games will be geared towards adults, and new players welcome. Event will be at Morgan Memorial Library, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Call 757.514.7323 for more information, or visit


Thursday, September 30

A Season of Historic Romance at the Suffolk Center: Sense and Sensibility

The Suffolk Division of Tourism, in partnership with the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, is pleased to present the 1995 "Sense and Sensibility" at the Suffolk Center, on Thursday, September 30, 2021, beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is $3 per person. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please contact the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts box office at 757.923.2900, or visit


Thursday, September 30

Ribbon Cutting for the Suffolk Seaboard Coastline Trail Phase II

Suffolk Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce the completion of the Suffolk Seaboard Coastline Trail Phase II.  A Ribbon Cutting to officially open the new segment of the trail is scheduled for Thursday, September 30, 2021, at 11:00 a.m.  The event is open to the public.  Due to limited on-site parking, citizens who wish to attend the Ribbon Cutting on Thursday morning, September 30th, can park their vehicle at the Suffolk Public Works Park & Ride lot located at 1210 Portsmouth Boulevard and ride a shuttle bus provided by Suffolk Parks & Recreation.  The shuttle service will begin running at 10:30 a.m. until the completion of the event at approximately 11:30 a.m.

Friday, October 1

Spooky Painting [IN-PERSON]

It is spooky season again, and we want to help you kick off the Halloween festivities with a bit of painting. Join SPL for a fun afternoon with a Halloween twist! This program is intended for older adults. Event will occur at Morgan Memorial Library from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Registration is requested, supplies will be available to those registered first, and then on a first come, first served basis. Call 757.514.7323 for more information, or visit


Saturday, October 2

Suffolk Farmers’ Market 

The Suffolk Farmers’ Market will be held on Saturday, October 2nd in the open air special event pavilion, conveniently located behind the Suffolk Visitor Center at the corner of North Main Street and East Constance Road, at 524 North Main Street. Locals and visitors searching for fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, meats and eggs, jellies, jams, honey, pickles and handmade artisan crafts, can also enjoy special activities and live music. The Suffolk Farmers’ Market will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through November 20, 2021. As with all market activities, admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 757.514.4130, or visit


Saturday, October 2 – Sunday, October 3

Lone Star Lakes Campout

Want to discover Lone Star Lakes after dark?  Spend a night beneath the stars with Suffolk Parks & Recreation for our first Community Campout!  Lone Star Lakes Park is a beautiful, secluded park located at 401 Kings Highway.  We will create the camping space – just bring your own tent and camping gear (no campers or trailers permitted). This Campout will include a guided canoe paddle tour with all equipment provided, nature hike, hot dogs, chips, and s'mores!  Light refreshments will also be provided on Sunday morning.  This is an outdoor experience you won’t want to miss!  


This event will occur on Saturday, October 2nd, from 2:00 p.m. through Sunday, October 3rd, at 11:00 a.m. The program is $65 per person. Advanced registration is required and can be done at (Registration code #241407), or at the East Suffolk Recreation Center, 138 South 6th Street, and Whaleyville Recreation Center, 132 Robertson Street.  Every camper must register.  Limited slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Intended for ages 8 and up. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. 


For more information, contact Nakiesha Bridgers at 757-514-4518, or email


There are more interesting and exciting events happening in the City of Suffolk!

See what Suffolk Parks & Recreation has to offer!   Visit For a complete listing of Suffolk Public Library events, visit For a complete listing of Suffolk Tourism events, visit To view other City events, visit

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