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  1. Suffolk Literary Festival - CELEBRATE READING AND WRITING

    April 21, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Paul D. Camp Community College - Suffolk Campus

    Suffolk and the surrounding area is home to an abundance of literary talent, so it only makes sense to build a festival showcasing local authors while also providing ways for people to harness their own creativity. There will be nearly 20 authors present representing genres from Urban Fiction to Local History. Some authors are even joining up for a panel to share their journey through the writing process. Books will also be on sale. Face painting and crafts will be available for all ages with a story walk for the younger ones. Storyteller Via Goode will be on site and an interactive poetry workshop will be led by poet Amanda Gomez. A rap battle and adult reader’s theater will call on audience participation, and Suffolk Speaks will collect stories from attendees for its oral history project. A complete schedule is available on the Library’s website and on the Suffolk Literary Festival Facebook event page.

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  2. Suffolk Fire & Rescue Recruiting Event

    April 24, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Suffolk Workforce Development Center

    The Suffolk Fire & Rescue Department is continuing efforts to find new recruits for openings with the public safety organization. Suffolk Fire & Rescue will coordinate with the Suffolk Workforce Development Center for an informational session and hiring event on Tuesday, April 24th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center located at 157 North Main Street, second floor. This event will feature a table where interested individuals can ask questions and apply for the position of Firefighter – Recruit Academy.

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    April 28, 2018, 9:30 AM @ Bennett's Creek Park

    Suffolk Tourism is offering a kayak excursion of picturesque Bennett’s Creek on Saturday, April 28, 2018. The kayak excursion departs at 9:30 a.m. from the Bennett’s Creek Park boat ramp located at 3000 Bennetts Creek Park Road. While paddling this scenic waterway, participants will learn about the fresh water marsh wild life and plant life that thrive in this historic habitat during a two hour tour. Participants are encouraged to bring a snack and bottled water; also to wear sunscreen, a hat and insect repellent. The fee per person is $35 and includes all equipment and paddling instructions. Children 10 years and older are welcome with a parent or guardian. Space is limited. Advance reservations and payment are required and can be made by contacting the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130. The Bennett’s Creek Kayak Excursion is produced by Suffolk Tourism in partnership with outdoor outfitter, Nature’s Calling.

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  1. Earth Day on the Nansemond

    April 22, 2018, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Sleepy Hole Park

    The City of Suffolk Department of Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Nansemond River Preservation Alliance and National Park Service, Suffolk Clean Community Commission Keep Suffolk Beautiful is sponsoring and Earth Day and a volunteer appreciation event. The celebration will include an arboretum dedication and tree planting at 2:15, canoe trips at 2:30 and 3:30, arts and crafts, scavenger hunt, bounce house, tree giveaway. The Nnumber of canoes are limited so call ahead to reserve a spot or sign-up on site. The Virginia Master Naturalist will also be present to provide information. Earth Day is a worldwide annual event celebrated on April 22 to support protection of the environment. It was first celebrated in 1970. This year’s theme is, “End Plastic Pollution”. The Sleepy Hole Park Arboretum is a two year project with the Nansemond River Preservation Alliance, Dominion Resources to create a buffer of native trees, shrubs and plants along the Nansemond River.

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