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Posted on: August 7, 2017

What’s Happening in Suffolk This Week

Monday, March 4

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.

Monday, March 4

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.

Wednesday, March 6

Great Dismal Swamp Safari

The Great Dismal Swamp is anything but dismal. The narrated Swamp Safari, one of Suffolk’s most popular attractions, fills up quickly. This four-hour tour, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., is led by a biologist specializing in the unique habitat of the Great Dismal. Learn about the history, lore, vegetation and wildlife with this adventure that includes a brief walk to Lake Drummond. Sunscreen, insect repellent, comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended. A small snack and beverage is provided. This tour is not recommended for very small children. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130 to reserve your spot. Cost is $10 adults; $8 seniors (60+), military, and children ages 3 to 12.

Saturday, March 9

Snakes: Fact or Fiction

This terrific activity for both school-age children and adults will feature the identification, habitat, the benefits, and dispelling myths of snakes. Live snakes will be available for observation from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion located at 524 North Main Street. Reservations are encouraged and may be made by calling or emailing the Suffolk Visitor Center. Program participants will receive a voucher redeemable for a discount on one of Suffolk Tourism’s 2019 Great Dismal Swamp guided tours. This program will be held outdoors – please dress accordingly. For more information, call 757.514.4130.

Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10

Winter Warm Furries Adopt-a-thons

The Suffolk Humane Society and Suffolk Animal Care Center will sponsor an Adopt-a-thon on Saturday, March 9th at the Chesapeake Square PetSmart, 4300 Portsmouth Boulevard, and on Sunday, March 10th at the North Suffolk PetSmart, 6243 College Drive. Adopt-a-thons events are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at each location. Give a furry best friend a forever home! For more information, contact the Suffolk Humane Society at 757.538.3030.

Saturday, March 9

Women’s Empowerment Brunch

Celebrate Women’s History Month with a Women’s Empowerment Brunch at the Morgan Memorial Library, 443 West Washington Street, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. This event is designed to encourage, empower and inspire women. The Women’s Empowerment Brunch will be hosted by Motivational Speaker/Host/Entrepreneur, Ebony Love. There will be an adjacent area for children who will be attending with their parent/caregiver. Registration is not required, but strongly suggested. For more information, visit or call 757.514.7323.

March 9, 2019 – April 19, 2019

35th Annual Juried Photography Exhibit

The Annual Juried Photography Exhibit returns to the Suffolk Art Gallery located at 118 Bosley Avenue. Now, in its 35th year, the Annual Juried Photography Exhibit is the largest and longest running juried exhibition for photographic works in Hampton Roads. Join us at the Awards Opening Reception on Saturday, March 9th, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to celebrate the winning artists and all photography arts on display. The Suffolk Art Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 757.514.7284.

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