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Posted on: August 7, 2017

What’s Happening in Suffolk This Week

Monday, December 10 and Thursday, December 13

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.

Wednesday, December 12

Afternoon Conversations: History, Heritage & Preservation!

Welcome Watermen & Nansemond River Preservation Alliance’s Dr. E. Taraski who will speak about conserving the Waterman-Oyster Village and Wetlands from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Phillips-Dawson House, 137 Bank Street. This talk is with members of the Crittenden-Eclipse Village Preservation and is free and open to the public. For more information, call Suffolk Public Library at 757.514.7323.


Thursday, December 13

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.

Saturday, December 15

Suffolk Sheriff’s Office: Operation Helping Hands Toy Drive

The Suffolk Sheriff’s Office will host a toy drive to make the holidays brighter for local children.  Come fill the Sheriff’s vehicles with new toys at the Walmart located at 1200 North Main Street and 6259 College Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

All toys collected will be provided to Elephant’s Fork, Oakland, and Pioneer Elementary Schools. For more information, contact the Suffolk Sheriff’s Office at 757.514.7840.

Saturday, December 15

Meet Santa at the Suffolk Visitor Center

Bring the kiddos to meet jolly ol’ St. Nick from 1 p.m. to 5 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.

Sunday, December 16

Bring Your Pet to Meet Santa at the Suffolk Visitor Center

Bring your pet to meet jolly ol’ St. Nick from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Suffolk Visitor Center, 524 North Main Street. We welcome all friendly, well-behaved critters. Dogs must be leashed. 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.


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