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Posted on: August 7, 2017

What’s Happening in Suffolk This Week

What’s Happening in Suffolk This Week

 

Friday, May 7

Family Fridays @ Lake Meade Park (In-Person) 

Come join us outside for some socially-distanced fun with activities and stories for the whole family! Please bring your own blanket or chairs. There will be an early literacy-based storytime portion including stories, rhymes, songs and more. Fun for the whole family with activities geared toward ages 3 to 10 years old, and caregiver involvement for those younger. This session will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Lake Meade Park, located at 210 Holly Lawn Parkway. Registration is required by visiting: https://suffolkpubliclibrary.libcal.com/event/7639960. If inclement weather or other circumstances arise, the program will be canceled. Please check Facebook for updates.  For more information, call 757.514.7323.

 

Saturday, May 8

Saturday Storytime and Craft: Build-a-Friend Craft (Virtual + Kit) 


Looking for something fun to do? Tune in to watch a virtual storytime and learn to make a fun craft! Each week will feature a book and tie-in activities that will be included in the Virtual2Go pack. This week will be The Adventures of Beekle the Unimaginary Friend / Build-a-Friend Craft. This session will be from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the Suffolk Public Library Facebook and YouTube pages. All participants will receive supplies needed for the class (while supplies last). Please register for the program to receive your Virtual2Go Pack. You will receive a notification when your Virtual2Go Pack is available for pickup. Virtual2Go Packs on hold will be available for 7 business days. To register, visit: https://suffolkpubliclibrary.libcal.com/event/7554511. For more information, call 757.514.7323.

 

Saturday, May 8

Suffolk Farmers’ Market 

The Suffolk Farmers’ Market will be held on Saturday, May 8th in the open air special event pavilion, conveniently located behind the Suffolk Visitor Center at the corner of North Main Street and East Constance Road, at 524 North Main Street. Locals and visitors searching for fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, meats and eggs, jellies, jams, honey, pickles and handmade artisan crafts, can also enjoy special activities and live music. The Suffolk Farmers’ Market will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through November 20, 2021. As with all market activities, admission is free and open to the public. For more information call 757.514.4130 or visit www.suffolkvafarmersmarket.com 

 

Saturday, May 8

Great Dismal Swamp Guided Nature Walk

"Swamped and Loving It!" Meet the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in a new way -- up close and personal! Enjoy a biologist-led nature walk as you learn about the flora, fauna, wildlife, and history that abound in the 111,000-acre wilderness. This tour is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Reservations are required, and cancellations are expected no less than 48 hours prior to scheduled tour. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center to reserve your spot. Participants will meet at the Washington Ditch Boardwalk Parking Lot. Cost is $7 for adults, and $5 for seniors 60+, military, and children ages 3-12. For more information, call 757.514.4130, or visit www.visitsuffolkva.com 

 

Saturday, May 8

Carpool Cinema

Join Suffolk Parks & Recreation for a Carpool Cinema featuring “Shrek.” This event will be held at Bennett’s Creek Park, located at 3000 Bennetts Creek Park Road, on Saturday, May 8th, from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. for a fun family outing! This event is FREE and open to the public. Pre-registration is required by car. To register, click “Register Here” under Carpool Cinema at www.suffolkva.us/parks. After registration, save your confirmation email for entry into the event. All passengers must be legally seated in the vehicle. The movie will begin at approximately 8:15 p.m. Food vendors will be available on-site for dinner, popcorn and funnel cakes! View the movie safely from the comfort of your car after picking up dinner from one of our vendors. Proper social distancing will be required, and a mask must be worn while outside of your vehicle. This event is sponsored by T-Mobile.  Pets are welcomed on a leash.  For more information about this event, contact the Special Events Coordinator, Chelsea Morgan, at 757.514.7267, or cmorgan@suffolkva.us..


What’s Happening in Suffolk This Week

 

Monday, May 10

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 75-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 and cancellations are expected no less than 48 hours prior to scheduled tour. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors 60+ and military. Not recommended for children under 12. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130 to reserve your spot, or visit www.visitsuffolkva.com

 

Monday, May 10

Anime Paint Night (Live + Kit)


Anime paint night is back! Join us each month as we make a painting inspired by a different anime series! Monday, May 10th is Sailor Moon. Registered participants will provide their email address to receive a link to a Zoom meeting at least 15 minutes before the program begins. All participants will receive supplies needed for the class (while supplies last). Please register for the program to receive your Virtual2Go Pack. You will receive a notification when your Virtual2Go Pack is available for pickup. Virtual2Go Packs on hold will be available for 7 business days.  To register, visit https://suffolkpubliclibrary.libcal.com/event/7554495. For more information, call 757.514.7323.

 

Tuesday, May 11

Dungeons & Dragons Zoom Meetup (LIVE)

Come for an engaging session of role-playing and problem solving, as we play Dungeons and Dragons over Zoom! Suitable for young adult players of any experience, ages 13+. The Dungeon Master will email you to get character details before the session. Dungeon Master is Stephen Olson. Please register, as the Zoom link will be emailed 15 minutes before we start. Brand new players can use D&D Beyond for basic rules and ideas for characters. Players without dice can use D&D Dice Roller. This session will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. To register visit: https://suffolkpubliclibrary.libcal.com/event/7541325. For more information, call 757.514.7323.

 

Wednesday, May 12 

Great Dismal Swamp Guided Nature Walk

"Swamped and Loving It!" Meet the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in a new way -- up close and personal! Enjoy a biologist-led nature walk as you learn about the flora, fauna, wildlife and history that abound in the 111,000-acre wilderness. This tour is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Reservations are required and cancellations are expected no less than 48 hours prior to scheduled tour. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center to reserve your spot. Participants will meet at the Washington Ditch Boardwalk Parking Lot. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors 60+, military, and children ages 3-12. For more information, call 757.514.4130, or visit www.visitsuffolkva.com.

 

Wednesday, May 12

Suffolk Sewing Circle: Everything You Need to Know About Zippers (Virtual + Kit) 

Join the Suffolk Sewing Circle of the Suffolk Public Library and learn how to sew! Whether you are brand new to sewing or it's been a while and you could use a refresher, we welcome you to this series. Check out this and our upcoming programs this spring to build your Essential Skills. In Essential Skills, Part 4 with the Suffolk Sewing Circle you will learn all about zippers. We will discuss different types of zippers and when you use them, as well as demonstrate how to install a zipper. This program utilizes a sewing machine, so feel free to use your own at home or check out one from the Library to borrow! Further information will be provided to those who register.  This pre-recorded Suffolk Sewing Circle video will premiere Wednesday, May 12th at 7:30 p.m. on the Suffolk Public Library Facebook and YouTube pages. All participants will receive supplies needed for the class (while supplies last). Please register for the program to receive your Virtual2Go kit. You will receive a notification when your Virtual2Go Pack is available for pickup. Virtual2Go Packs on hold will be available for 7 business days. To register, visit https://suffolkpubliclibrary.libcal.com/event/7484116. For more information, call 757.514.7323.

 

Thursday, May 13

Teen Hangout on Discord (Live)

Come chill with other teens at a laid back virtual hangout every Thursday with SPL! This is a safe place where teens can talk about their week and connect with other teens.  We will have icebreakers, games, homework help, and teens can help design what programs they want to see at the Suffolk Public Library.  For ages 12-17. We will be using Discord, so you need a device that can connect to the internet and has a microphone, but you do not need a webcam.  If using a computer or smart phone, you can download the Discord app, or you can access Discord through a browser. Registration is required. Registered participants will provide their email address to receive a link to a Discord room 15 minutes before the program begins. This event will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. To register, visit: https://suffolkpubliclibrary.libcal.com/event/7571842. For more information, call 757.514.7323.

 

Friday, May 14

Rangoli Designs (In-Person) 


Drop in and help create a rangoli to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage month. This event is for all ages and will be held on Friday, May 14th, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road. Rangoli is an art decoration traditionally made from colorful rice flour and petals and designed on the floor of a threshold. Rangoli is thought to bring good luck and to welcome guests. Designs are meant to be for the moment, so no worries if the wind swings by. For more information, call 757.514.7323. 

 

Saturday, May 15

Bird Watching at Driver Naval Radio Transmitting Facility 

Join Suffolk Parks & Recreation on Saturday, May15th, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the former site of the Driver Naval Radio Transmitting Facility, 3901 Sleepy Hole Road, to scope out birds found in our area. Bring your binoculars and spotting scopes if you own a pair.  We will also have a limited supply available for use.   There is no cost to attend this program. Advanced registration is required and can be done at https://registerpkr.suffolk-va.net/ (Registration code #241400-20), or at East Suffolk Recreation Center, 138 South 6th Street, and Whaleyville Recreation Center, 132 Robertson Street.  Participant screening and social distancing procedures will be in place. Masks are required.  Intended for ages 18 and up. Children are welcome with accompanying adult. For more information, contact Nakiesha Bridgers at 757.514.4518, or email nbridgers@suffolkva.us.

 

Saturday, May 15

Suffolk Farmers’ Market 

The Suffolk Farmers’ Market will be held on Saturday, May 15th in the open air special event pavilion, conveniently located behind the Suffolk Visitor Center at the corner of North Main Street and East Constance Road, at 524 North Main Street. Locals and visitors searching for fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, meats and eggs, jellies, jams, honey, pickles and handmade artisan crafts, can also enjoy special activities and live music. The Suffolk Farmers’ Market will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through November 20, 2021. As with all market activities, admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 757.514.4130, or visit www.suffolkvafarmersmarket.com 

 

Saturday, May 15

Kayak Excursion of Bennett’s Creek

Explore the tidal wetlands along Bennett's Creek while viewing a variety of bird and plant species. Guided kayak excursions are facilitated by a water adventures outfitter with years of experience. All equipment is included with registration fee. Sunscreen, insect repellent, and comfortable clothing recommended. Participants must be at least 10 years of age or older; anyone 17 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. You are encouraged to bring a snack and bottled water. No transportation provided for this excursion; please meet at the boat ramp at Bennett's Creek Park, 3000 Bennetts Creek Park Road. This tour is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $40 per person. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center to reserve your spot at 757.514.4130, or visit www.visitsuffolkva.com.

 

Saturday, May 15

Hometown Heroes Tour of Cedar Hill Cemetery 

Suffolk’s citizens, like in most other American localities, have served and sacrificed in the name of freedom. This 60-minute walking tour highlights and honors the graves and memorials of soldiers from Suffolk and old Nansemond County who died in combat during the two World Wars, Korean War, and Vietnam War. Advance reservations required. Participants will meet at the porch of the Seaboard Station Railroad Museum. This tour is scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors 60+ and military. Not recommended for children under 12. For additional details, contact the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130, or www.visitsuffolkva.com.

 

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

See what Suffolk Parks & Recreation has to offer!   Visit www.SuffolkVa.us/parks. For a complete listing of Suffolk Public Library events, visit www.SuffolkPublicLibrary.com. For a complete listing of Suffolk Tourism events, visit www.VisitSuffolkva.com. To view other City events, visit www.SuffolkVa.us/calendar.aspx.