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Posted on: August 7, 2017

What’s Happening in Suffolk This Week

What’s Happening in Suffolk This Week

Wednesday, October 13

Board Game Night [IN-PERSON]

Come out to the North Suffolk Library located at 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Rd and join us for a game night! We will have a selection of table top games to choose from and we welcome participants to bring their favorite games along, as well. Games will be geared towards adults and new players welcome. Event time is 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Visit or call 757.514.7150 for more information.


Wednesday, October 13

Stuff Animal Sleepover [IN-PERSON]

Put on your comfy PJs and bring your favorite stuffed friend for an evening storytime event. Leave your friend with Mr. Cory, so they can enjoy a fun library sleepover! Stuffed animals and a sleepover memory page can be picked up the day after the event. This event is best suited for kids ages 3 to 7 years. Please use your best judgement when selecting a stuffed friend to leave for the evening. This event will be held at the Morgan Memorial Library located at 443 W. Washington St, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call 757.514.7323, or visit


Thursday, October 14

Corsets and Context: Historical Fiction for the 21st Century

Join us at the Suffolk Art Gallery for a deep dive into the career of Shonda Rhimes, producer of the hit Netflix television series "Bridgerton." Our guide is Dr. Michaela D.E. Meyer, professor of communication at Christopher Newport University, and co-editor of the recent volume, "Adventures in Shondaland: Identity Politics and the Power of Representation." Dr. Meyer will speak on the acclaimed television producer, her production company Shondaland, and her many popular creations, including "Bridgerton." After the talk, Dr. Meyer will be available to sign her book, which will be available for purchase. Ages 18+. Event will take place 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Call 757.514.7323 for more information.


Thursday, October 14

Fall Family Fitness

Families, do you need something to do this fall a couple of nights a week? Come join us for a great family friendly workout every Tuesday and Thursday evening! This will be a workout catered to the whole family, even the little ones. We will be doing calisthenics and utilizing different pieces of equipment. Come join the fitness fun with us this summer! September 7 to October 14, 2021 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the East Suffolk Recreation Center. Cost: Free with annual fitness membership or $20 per family for the summer. Call Melissa Crook at 757.514.4504 or visit for more information. 


Friday, October 15

Mini Terrarium [IN-PERSON]

Want to spruce up your walls with some nature? Come join us as we make mini terrariums. This program is geared towards older adults, but all are welcomed. Please register for the program as supplies are limited. Event will be at the North Suffolk Library from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information, call 757.514.7150, or visit 


Saturday, October 16th  

Suffolk Farmers’ Market 

The Suffolk Farmers’ Market will be held on Saturday, October 16th 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


Saturday, October 16th  

Haunting @CHK: Curse of Frankenstein [IN-PERSON]

Something horrible has befallen Chuckatuck! Frankenstein's Monster has taken residency inside the Chuckatuck Library! Frankenstein, written during the Regency era by Mary Shelley, is one of the first and most influential horror books of all time. Join us at Chuckatuck Library located at 5881 Godwin Blvd, Suffolk, VA 23432 as we have fun and celebrate one of literature's best monsters. Come before sunset for family friendly activities both outside and spooky thrills inside. After dark the terror rises and scares get more intense. Suffolk Public Library invites you to explore other programs in the Passport to the Regency Era, a series of events focusing on the culture of the early nineteenth century (1811-1820). Passport events and coordination in conjunction with SPL are:  Suffolk Tourism, the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, the Regency Society of Virginia, Stillwater Teahouse, Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society, Suffolk Art League, and Suffolk Art Gallery. Learn more here:


Saturday, October 16th  

Kayak Excursion of Lone Star Lakes

Located in the Chuckatuck section of Northern Suffolk, explore one of the many freshwater lakes that make up this beautiful park. Transportation is not available for this tour; please meet at the Chuckatuck Public Library. 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. Departure is at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $40 per person. For more information, please call 757. 514.4130, or visit


Saturday, October 16th  

Drive-In Movie at Bennett’s Creek Park: The Addams Family

On Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 7 p.m., Bennett’s Creek Park will transform into a drive-in movie theater with two screens courtesy of Suffolk Parks & Recreation. Stay comfy in your car, or bring your lawn chairs and blankets and get the best seat in the park to watch The Addams Family (2019). A food vendor will be on site. Pets are welcome and must be on a leash when outside of your vehicle. This event is FREE and open to the public.  Contact Jason Pittman at 757-514-7250 for more information about the Carpool Cinema.


Saturday, October 16th  

Wild Mushroom Exploration

Presented by Suffolk Parks & Recreation. This program will cover mushrooms common to Hampton Roads: the rewards, perils, and pitfalls of mushroom hunting. Afterwards, attendees will hit the trails of Sleepy Hole Park in search of what fantastical fungi can be found hidden amongst the forest floor. Cost is $5 per person. Contact Nakiesha Bridgers at 757.514.4518 or for more information.

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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