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September 26, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Morgan Memorial Library
Celebrate Banned Books Week and the Freedom to Read with this Afternoon Conversations Talk. Margaret E.M. Tolbert will discuss her book, "Resilience in the Face of Adversity," about growing up in Suffolk during the Civil Rights struggle and overcoming adversity during that time. You do not need to be a library member to attend.
September 27, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront
Today's Peanut Festival queen is selected from among rising high school seniors that are evaluated by a panel based on four criteria: a creative writing essay; school activities; awards and achievements; and community involvement. The Queen and her Court will be recognized at a Banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront, produced by the Pilot Club of Suffolk. General Seating only, $30 each. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Ticket outlets include: The Suffolk Visitor Center (524 North Main Street) and Cecilia's Boutique & Gifts (120 North Main Street).
September 27, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
Do you like to dance, but only after you have had some adult beverages? Well then sign up for this fun, entertaining workshop! Taylor Burrows comes to the Center with extensive knowledge of a variety of different style of dances. For the first hour, you will get a crash course on urban line dancing, and then the next hour, it’s time for you to put your knowledge to practice! Bring a partner; it will be a lot of fun! First 2 drinks are included. Additional drinks available for purchase.
September 28, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Brick & Mortar Brewing Company
Team up to compete in this Pub Trivia Night focused on banned books and literary rebels. Come dressed as a banned book character or author to enter our costume contest. Prizes will be awarded for trivia winners and best dressed. Limit 6 players per team.
September 29, 2018, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM @ Constant's Wharf Park & Marina
Celebrate the beauty of fall by getting outdoors and being active. Come to Constant's Wharf and Marina in downtown Suffolk and take part in the Peanut Fest 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Walk. Register before September 14, 2018, to ensure you get a commemorative race T-shirt and take advantage of the early registration discount! Children under 13 are FREE, although no T-shirt will be provided (one can still be purchased for $12). All participants receive a finisher medal! *This is not a timed event.
September 29, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Historic Downtown Suffolk
Kick off the Annual Suffolk Peanut Fest with a festive parade through downtown historic Suffolk. The parade stages in the Lakeside neighborhood and proceeds down Washington Street, turning left onto North Main Street and concludes at Finney Avenue. Sponsored by Lidl. Free and open to the public!
September 29, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ North Suffolk Library
Enjoy an open reception with works made by all ages inspired by banned books to close out Banned Books Week. Art will be displayed, judged, and winners will receive a prize. Passive art-making stations will also be available at this event.
September 29, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
Join us downstairs at the Center for The Ben Phelps Project, a six piece band from Hampton Roads Virginia. The band plays a style of music all their own merging jazz, blues, and rock into an original sound. The BPP has worked regionally since 2004, released two albums, and has played shows with Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Colbie Callait, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Chicago, Cowboy Mouth, Michelle Branch, Cracker, Carbon Leaf, Pat Mcgee, Taylor Hicks, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, The Romantics, Good Old War, and more.