Monday, April 19
Anime Paint Night: Haikyuu (Live + Kit)
Like Anime? Like painting? Join us LIVE as we create cool anime inspired paintings. April’s theme is Haikyuu's Hinata. Registered participants will provide their email address to receive a link to a Zoom meeting before the program begins. All participants will receive supplies needed for the class (while supplies last). Register for the program to receive your Virtual2Go kit at https://suffolkpubliclibrary.libcal.com/event/7191563. This event will be online from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. For more information, call 757.514.7323.
Monday, April 19 – Wednesday, April 21
Climate Change and Culture in the Chesapeake Bay (Virtual)
In this three-part series of video conversations with local experts, we discuss how climate change and sea level rise can affect our lives in Hampton Roads. These videos will premiere on the Suffolk Public Library Facebook and YouTube pages. While our keynote address from Earl Swift about his book, "Chesapeake Requiem”, is waiting to be rescheduled due to social distancing, here's a sneak peek at some of the issues that we will be exploring:
- Monday, April 19 - Climate Change and Culture in the Chesapeake Bay with Dr. Molly Mitchell will premiere April 19, 2021, at 8:00 pm. In this installment, Dr. Molly Mitchell, Research Assistant Professor at the Virginia Institute for Marine Science, will speak on the potential local impacts of increased sea level rise and flooding.
- Tuesday, April 20 - Climate Change and Culture in the Chesapeake Bay with Dr. Michael Allen will premiere April 20, 2021, at 8:00 pm. In this installment, Dr. Michael Allen, Assistant Professor of Geography at Old Dominion University, will speak on how a changing climate could potentially impact our health and wellbeing.
- Wednesday, April 21 - Climate Change and Culture in the Chesapeake Bay with Dr. Christopher Loy will premiere April 21, 2021, at 8:00 pm. In this installment, Dr. Christopher Loy, Anthropology Lecturer at Christopher Newport University, will speak about African American contributions to the local seafood industry.
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Thursday, April 22
“Tidewater”: Climate Change and Naval Station Norfolk (Watch Party)
With floods increasing in frequency and severity, how will sea level rise affect Naval Station Norfolk and American military readiness? In the documentary film, "Tidewater", filmmaker Roger Sorkin explores the urgency of this problem, and how the U.S. Navy and the City of Norfolk intend to respond. Suffolk Public Library will live stream the film from 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Registration is required to receive a link for the viewing. To register, visit: https://suffolkpubliclibrary.libcal.com/event/7377408. For more information, call 757.514.7323, or visit https://amresproject.org/tidewater-film
Friday, April 23
Family Fridays @ Bennett’s Creek Park
Join us outside for some socially distanced fun with activities and stories! 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. To assist staff in preparing well and to get program updates, registration is recommended, but not required. If inclement weather or other circumstances arise, the program will be canceled. Please check Facebook for updates. This event is scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For more information, call 757.514.7323.
Saturday, April 24
Suffolk Writes Interactive Workshop (Live + Virtual)
Greetings, fellow authors and writing enthusiasts! We want YOU to join us for our first Suffolk Writes Interactive Workshop on Zoom! There will be PRIZES and author giveaways! There will also be a variety of events for you to exercise your creative muscles and see the writing process in action. This event is designed to be fun and engaging while teaching you tips and tricks for when you write on your own. We will conclude the evening with a social hour so you can chat and network with your new friends and writing buddies.
You do not need to be a member for the Suffolk Writes group to attend. This event is open to everyone, but topics will be more interesting for older teens and adults. Come for one session, or come for all. There will be something for everyone! The Zoom platform will be utilized. Audio capabilities are needed, and video capabilities are encouraged. Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link. The link will be emailed at least 15 minutes before the program begins. This event will be held from 12:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. To register, visit: https://suffolkpubliclibrary.libcal.com/event/7400205. For more information, call 757.514.7323.
Saturday, April 24
Tea Tasting and Spring Plant Sale
In celebration of Historic Garden Week, join the Suffolk Farmers' Market and Stillwater Tea House as they present a Tea Tasting and Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion. There will be tea tastings and pastries available for purchase, along with teapots, teacups, and packaged teas; in addition, seedlings, plants and flowers will also be available for purchase. Enjoy live music! This is an outdoor event, rain or shine. Masks and social distancing is encouraged. For more information, call 757.514.4130, or visit www.suffolkvafarmersmarket.com
Saturday, April 24
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, April 24
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 4:00 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.
Saturday, April 24
Legends of Main Street: A Suffolk Ghost Walk
Would you like to experience a hair-raising encounter with the “spirited” side of Suffolk? Come follow a costumed guide from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for a tour through the shadows of historic Main Street discovering stories, legends and “unexplained occurrences” by lantern light. Tales of unsolved mysteries and unresolved affairs abound throughout Suffolk’s historically hip Ghost Walk, which departs from the Suffolk Visitor Center, located at 524 North Main Street. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors 60+, military and children ages 9 to 12. Reservations are required. For more information, or to reserve your spooky adventure, call 757.514.4130, or visit 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.