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Posted on: August 7, 2017

What’s Happening in Suffolk This Week

What’s Happening in Suffolk This Week

Friday, December 17

Family Fridays @ North Suffolk Library [IN-PERSON]

Come join us for some socially-distanced fun with activities and stories for the whole family!  There will be an early literacy-based story time 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. Event will be held 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at North Suffolk Library. To assist staff in preparing well and to get program updates, registration is required. Please register each participating child. For more information, please call 757.514.7323, or visit  


Saturday, December 18

Crafts and Cocoa

The Suffolk Office on Youth presents their inaugural Crafts and Cocoa event. Please join us for a fun-filled time of craft making and Christmas cheer! Participants will get to create their own special cocoa mug along with other holiday themed crafts. The event will take place Saturday, December 18, 2021 from 11:00am - 1:30pm at the Mack Benn Jr. Joint Use Recreation Center. The cost is $5 per child and lunch will be provided. The registration deadline is December 14, 2021. Payments can be made at the Parks & Recreation Administrative Office, 134 S. 6th Street, Suffolk, VA 23434. For more information, please contact Brittany White at 757.514.4506, or by email at


Saturday, December 18

Meet Santa at the Suffolk Visitor Center

Bring the kiddos to meet jolly ol' St. Nick! Saturday, December 18th, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your cameras for photos with Santa. Holiday décor makes this the ideal place to snap a photo with Santa. Call 757.514.4130 for more information. 


Monday, December 20

Anime Paint Night [VIRTUAL+ KIT]

Like Anime? Like painting? Sign up for Anime Paint Night, get a painting kit, and create a masterpiece based on a popular anime. A prerecorded instructional video will be uploaded to the Suffolk Public Library's Facebook and YouTube pages on Monday, December 20 at 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  This is a FREE event for teens.  Registration is required. Visit , or call 757.514.7323 for more information.


Wednesday, December 22

Community Blood Drive

The East Suffolk Recreation Center will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the East Suffolk Recreation Center Gymnasium, 138 South 6th Street. Spread the Cheer & donate. You’ll receive an exclusive long-sleeved Red Cross T-Shirt as a thank you, while supplies last. Please call 1.800.733.2767 or visit and enter ESCR to schedule an appointment. 


Thursday, December 23 - Friday, December 24

City Offices Closed

 In observance of the Christmas holiday, City of Suffolk offices will be closed Thursday, December 23 and Friday, December 24, 2021.   Normal operations will resume Monday, December 27, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. The City observes all state-designated holidays. Christmas is considered a holiday for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and all State offices are closed on these days. The Suffolk Public Works Department will pick up trash as regularly scheduled the period of December 21st through December 24th. TFC Recycling will also conduct their normal recycling collection routes the period of December 21st through December 24th.  The Suffolk Public Works Department reminds you that trash must be placed at curbside no later than 7 a.m. on the day of collection. For more information on refuse collection, please call Public Works at 514-7630. Suffolk Transit will run as scheduled on Friday, December 24th and will not be in operation on Saturday, December 25th


From December 28, 2021 through January 7, 2022, the Suffolk Department of Public Works Refuse Division will collect all Christmas trees and boxes as a special collection. During this time, Christmas trees and boxes will not be counted towards the 12 free special collections. Any Christmas trees put out for collection after January 7, 2022 will be picked up but will count as a special collection. The trees and boxes will need to be placed at the curb the same day as the residence’s regular collection. The trees do not have to be secured and the boxes do not have to be collapsed.


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

See what Suffolk Parks & Recreation has to offer!   Visit For a complete listing of Suffolk Public Library events, visit For a complete listing of Suffolk Tourism events, visit To view other City events, visit

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