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Monday, November 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 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 8. 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.

Monday, November 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.

Tuesday, November 20

Suffolk Police Department’s Badge Pinning

The Suffolk Police Department will host a Badge Pinning Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in the City Council Chamber at City Hall, 442 West Washington Street.

Wednesday, November 21 at 12 p.m. – Friday, November 23

Suffolk City Offices Closed – Thanksgiving Holiday

Suffolk City offices will be closed beginning at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21st through Friday, November 23rd for the Thanksgiving holiday. Normal operations will resume Monday, November 26th at 8:30 a.m.

Trash scheduled for pickup on Thursday, November 22nd, will be collected on Friday, November 23rd. Trash scheduled for pickup on Friday, November 23rd, will be collected on Saturday, November 24th. TFC Recycling will also follow the holiday schedule with the Thursday, November 22nd recycling routes being collected on Friday, November 23rd and the Friday, November 23rd recycling routes being collected on Saturday, November 24th. Suffolk Public Works Department reminds you that trash must be placed at curbside no later than 7 a.m. on the day of collection. Businesses located in the Downtown Business Overlay District (DBOD) will have their collection day run on the regular schedule on Friday. For more information on refuse collection, please call Public Works at 514-7630.

Saturday, November 24

{Re}Stored: A Downtown Pop-Up Shop Initiative

Deck the halls this holiday season with handcrafted, homemade and eclectic gifts. Join merchants and food vendors throughout Suffolk’s historic downtown district offering artisan-quality crafts, jewelry, soaps and bath salts, fine art, candles, glass, needlework, ceramics, greenery, woodcrafts, crocheted items, jams and jellies, nuts, pottery, totes and handbags, holiday ornaments, baked goods, home décor, and more! Shoppers will also find discounts and holiday specials from downtown’s established retailers and restaurateurs as well. 

{Re}Stored is a free event and will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free parking will be available throughout the downtown area as well. As part of Suffolk’s “Love Local, Buy Suffolk” initiative, the {Re}Stored event encourages residents and visitors to support owner-operated businesses, as well as support the continued effort of revitalizing the Downtown Suffolk area. Guests to the event will enjoy complimentary coffee and refreshments, live entertainment, visits from Santa, and much more!

Saturday, November 24

SPARC in the Park: Pop-Up Fall Fest

Celebrate Small Business Saturday and enjoy a family friendly Fall Fest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Courthouse Park located between the Godwin Courts Building and the SPARC Shoppe, at 150 North Main Street. This event featuring a Vintage Marketplace with upcycled furniture, antiques and collectibles, handcrafted creations by local and regional artisans, interactive arts and craft activities for all which include making your own copper dog tags, painting a pint glass, and decorative rock and pumpkin painting. There will also be trick-or-treating for costumed kids. Concessions will be available for purchase.

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

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