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December 12, 2018, 10:00 AM - March 30, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society
Join the Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society as they present "Off to War," featuring memorabilia and honors from various wars throughout history, including the American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the American Civil War, the Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War. We must never forget the sacrifices that were made, and this exhibit honors those sacrifices and the people who made them. You do not want to miss this extensive exhibit!
February 7, 2019, 11:00 AM - March 30, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
March 9, 2019, 10:00 AM - April 19, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Suffolk Art Gallery
The Annual Juried Photograpy Exhibit returns to the Suffolk Art Gallery! Now in its 35th year, the Annual Juried Photography Exhibit at the Suffolk Art Gallery is the largest and longest running juried exhibition for photographic works in Hampton Roads. Join us at the Awards Opening Reception on Saturday, March 9, from 4-6pm, to celebrate the winning artists, and all photography artists on display.
March 20, 2019, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
The Great Dismal Swamp is anything but dismal. The narrated Swamp Safari, one of Suffolk’s most popular attractions, fills up quickly. This four-hour tour is led by a biologist specializing is the unique habitat of the Great Dismal. Learn about the history, lore, vegetation and wildlife with this adventure that includes a brief walk to Lake Drummond. Sunscreen, insect repellent, comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended. A small snack and beverage is provided. This tour is not recommended for very small children. Reservations are required and cancellations are expected no less than 48 hours prior to scheduled tour. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130 to reserve your spot.
March 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Riddick's Folly House Museum
Meet Tenney Grant! "Tennyson" Grant lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and is an aspiring singer and songwriter very determined to follow her dreams of becoming a professional musician. She was born in 2005, very sure of herself, and would never want to pretend to be somebody else. Tenney loves all kinds of music, especially country, and plays guitar and sings for her father's band, the Tri-Stars. She is very close with her brother Mason, who likes taking risks with her and helping her perform. She loves her sister Audrey, who idolizes her; however, Audrey is annoying sometimes. Tenney doesn't get along with her band mate Logan at first; but they soon overcome their differences and learn how to work together to create music.
March 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Cypress Saddlery
Ever wanted to learn how to rope? Cypress Saddlery, Suffolk's only equestrian-focused store, is offering you a chance to do just that! Join them to learn some roping basics from the ground* with Aaron Brown of SloGo Ranch. A rope for each participant is included in the cost. The class is for people looking for practical utilization or just for fun and there is a $40 fee to register. Auditor spots also available for $15. Light refreshments will be provided, as well as a giveaway! *Please note that no horses or cattle will be present, as all techniques will be done from the ground.
March 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Suffolk Art Gallery
In celebration of our annual juried photography exhibit, join photographer Glen McClure, whose projects have included 'A Random Portrait of Virginia,' and 'Faces at the Races,' in a hands-on workshop on the digital portrait. Learn simple portrait techniques, including the use of natural light, electronic studio flash, proper backgrounds, and strategies to help your subjects relax in front of the camera. Weather permitting, we will work outside with natural light and create portraits of our classmates. At the end of the day, images are reviewed in one-on-one and group discussions. Participants are encouraged to bring their own cameras for this workshop. This program has been organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is funded, in part, by the Paul Mellon Endowment and the Jean Stafford Camp Memorial Fund.
March 23, 2019, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Mattanock Town
Experience the history and culture of Nansemond Indian Nation through storytelling, dance, and interactive learning stations! There will be food vendors and new tribal merchandise. This is a family-friendly event, and admission/parking is free. Proudly sponsored by Lake Prince Woods.
March 23, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
Building on over three generations of Leahy musicianship, Doug Leahy, together with his wife Jennifer and their children, are keeping traditions alive through music, song, and dance. Led by Doug, live performances are filled with the high-energy, infectious Celtic-based music people associate with the Leahy heritage. Fiddle, cello, French accordion, singing, piano, and French-Canadian step-dancing all find a voice on stage. And the children, so in love with what they are doing, enamor audiences and keep them constantly coming back for more.
March 24, 2019, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
March 25, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center
See Suffolk through the eyes of years gone by.
Suffolk’s rich heritage dates back to the early 17th century, when Captain John Smith first encountered the Nansemond Indians on the Nansemond River. Even now, you can trace Suffolk’s legacy through our historic homes and neighborhoods, churches and Virginia Civil War Trails. Guided by a Suffolk historian, you meet the people and places that made Suffolk the city it is today. Highlights of this windshield tour include Cedar Hill Cemetery, Riddick’s Folly House Museum, Constant’s Wharf, College Court and Suffolk’s Historic Lakeside neighborhood.
March 26, 2019, 2:00 PM - March 29, 2019, 2:00 PM @ Suffolk Tourism Parking Lot
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' new state-of-the-art traveling museum and art studio comes to Suffolk. The main attraction of VMFA on the Road is the opportunity for residents of the Commonwealth to see and experience works of art from the VMFA collection up close. The inaugural exhibition, "How Far Can Creativity Take You: VMFA Fellowship Artists," celebrates the role VMFA has played in the lives of fellowship recipients. The exhibition will include works by the following acclaimed artists, who all have some connection to Virginia: Julien Binford, Nell Blain, Ann Chenoweth, Esther Worden Day, Steven Fishman, Emmet Gowin, Sally Mann, Arthur Sawyers, Charles Sibley, Cy Twombly, Benjamin Wigfall, and Dennis Winston.
March 29, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center
March 29, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center
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 pleasant 32-acre cemetery, rich in history and natural beauty. The 90-minute daytime tour will offer unique insights into Suffolk’s heritage as tour goers traverse the cedar-lined terrain dotted with timeworn headstones. Reservations are required and cancellations are expected no less than 48 hours prior to scheduled tour. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130 to reserve your spot. Special rates are available for groups of 12 or more.
March 29, 2019, 6:00 PM - March 30, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Hub 757
Join Transforming Love Ministries as they present the "She Steps Forward: Into Destiny" Women's Conference, March 29-30, 2019, at Hub 757. This conference will have a little something for everyone: Need some time to hear from God and be refreshed by uplifting worship? Need to sharpen your leadership skills so that you can lead more effectively in your area of ministry? Want to know more about professional writing and speaking? Want to get advice from those doing women's ministry today? Then you are going to LOVE the "She Steps Forward" conference! Tell all your girlfriends...and join us as we "Empower Everyday Women to Chase God-Sized Dreams!"
March 30, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View
Bon Secours Hampton Roads, in recognition of colon cancer awareness month in March, invites you to participate in the eighth annual Bon Secours Colon Cancer 5K and 1-Mile Fun Walk presented by TowneBank on Saturday, March 30, 2019.
Proceeds will be donated to the cancer funds for Bon Secours DePaul Health Foundation and Bon Secours Maryview Foundation to provide care for colon cancer patients. Racers can also sign up in teams of at least three people. Each team member will receive a $5 discount on race registration. Awards will be given to the fastest teams, the top female and top male runners. First place finishers in each age group will also be announced.
March 30, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ North Suffolk Library
The Suffolk Public Library is uniting multiple fandoms on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the North Suffolk Library from 10am to 3pm, when IconiCon comes back to Suffolk for a fourth year! Join us for the biggest gathering of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comic and Anime fans in the area. Gaming Tournament, Cosplay Contest, Fan Art Contest, Exhibitors and more!
March 30, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Departs from the Suffolk Visitor Center
A hair-raising encounter with the spirited side of Suffolk. Follow a costumed guide 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. Reservations required.