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Posted on: August 7, 2017

What’s Happening in Suffolk This Week

Tuesday, May 14
Suffolk Police Department’s Law Enforcement Memorial Day Service
Please join the Suffolk Police Department for a Law Enforcement Memorial Day Service on Tuesday, May 14th at 11 a.m. at City Hall, Council Chamber, 442 West Washington Street.
The event is open to the public. We welcome you to take time to honor the men and women, both locally and nationwide, who have sacrificed their lives in the preservation of peace and order.

Wednesday, May 15
Kids Fest
Looking for great fun for young children ages 0-5? Kids Fest will have playdough tables, music, arts & crafts, block building, bounce houses and much more! This free event will take place on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at KidsZone Park, 201 Holly Lawn Parkway (behind Kroger). For more information about this exciting event, call 757.514.7442.

Wednesday, May 15
The Virginia Peanut Story: Peanut Documentary Screening
After six years of interviews and filming, The Virginia Peanut Story is ready for screening. Join us on Wednesday, May 15th from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, located at 110 West Finney Avenue. Producer Amy Drewry has worked with Western Tidewater Virginia Heritage, Inc., a nonprofit made up of historians, farmers, and others from Isle of Wight, Southampton, Surry, Sussex Counties and the City of Suffolk. The 57-minute documentary has been made for airing on public television. It was produced with support from Virginia Humanities and other local and regional foundations, businesses and individuals. This film project is sponsored in part by Suffolk Economic Development.

Thursday, May 16
Suffolk Speaks: Armed Forces Families
May is National Military Appreciation Month and in honor of the occasion, we’re inviting the Suffolk community to share their stories with us. Veterans, active duty, military families and friends are all welcome to participate in Suffolk Speaks, the Library’s oral history project. How has the military touched you and your community? Join us on Thursday, May 16th from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street. For more information, call 757.514.7323.

Friday, May 17
Pop-Up @ Mobile Food Pantry at the Salvation Army of Suffolk
The Pop-Up Library brings materials for children, teens, and adults and provides Library services including reserves, library cards, and digital services. Get a free book, use an iPad, connect with free Wi-Fi, and more on Friday, May 17th from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Salvation Army of Suffolk parking lot, 400 Bank Street. For more information, call 757.514.7323.

Saturday, May 18
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 [email protected].

Saturday, May 18
Relay for Life of Suffolk
The annual Relay for Life of Suffolk event will be held on Saturday, May 18th from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Nansemond River High School, 3301 Nansemond Parkway. The American Cancer Society Relay for Life movement symbolizes hope and the shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love. If cancer has touched your life, participating in a Relay for Life event is a way to take action and help finish the fight. This is your opportunity to honor cancer survivors, remember those you have lost, and raise funds and awareness to fight back and help end cancer forever. For more information, visit

Saturday, May 18
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 8 p.m. to 9:30 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.

Now through Friday, June 7
Spring Exhibition: Thoughtfully Awake and The Effects of Jim Crow on Advertising 
The Suffolk Art Gallery and Suffolk Art League invite you to attend their Spring exhibition Thoughtfully Awake, a juried exhibition of artwork examining social issues and awareness, and The Effects of Jim Crow on Advertising, featuring artifacts from the collection of Therbia U. Parker, Sr. 
Both Thoughtfully Awake and The Effects of Jim Crow on Advertising will be on display at the Suffolk Art Gallery through June 7th, 2019. All exhibits and receptions at the Gallery are free and open to the public. For more information about these and other programs, contact the Suffolk Art Gallery at (757) 514-7284, the Suffolk Art League at (757) 925-0448, the Parks & Recreation office at (757) 514-7250, or the Parks & Recreation website,

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