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  1. Great Dismal Swamp Safari

    October 17, 2018, 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.

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  2. Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour

    October 18, 2018, 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. *Please note that this tour includes a stop and brief tour of the Philips-Dawson House (Suffolk Nansemond Historical Society Headquarters)

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  3. Sip & Sway Nights: Bachata

    October 18, 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 Bachata, 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.

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  4. Mystery Menu Dinner

    October 19, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ East Suffolk Recreation Center

    Come join in for a little bit of insanity at East Suffolk Recreation Center! It's a glow-in-the-dark dinner party! We will provide a kid-friendly menu. Only thing is...it will be written in code and served in the dark! Each course will have a great surprise for everyone at the table! Join us in the glow and see if you can decipher the code! Register by Wednesday, October 18.

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  5. Boos & Brews Tour

    October 19, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Brick & Mortar Brewing Co.

    Suffolk Tourism and Brick & Mortar Brewing Co. present the Downtown Suffolk "Boos & Brews Tour," on Friday, October 19, 2018, from 6-8:30pm. Tour includes a flight of four craft beers (Brewer's Choice!) and a 90-minute "Legends of Main Street: A Suffolk Ghost Walk." Cost is $15 per person. Ages 21 and up only. Space is limited; reservations required.

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  6. 25th Annual Driver Days Fall Festival

    October 20, 2018, 10:00 AM - October 21, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Driver Village (Kings Highway)

    Two days of free family fun, including: Entertainment, Craft Beer Garden, Musical Festival, Carnival Games, Bounce Houses, Pony & Train Rides, Food, Car Show, Motorcycle Run, Parade, Strongwill Kids 1 Mile & 5K Fun Run/Walk, Crafters & Food Vendors, Cornhole Tournament, and more!

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  7. Great Dismal Swamp Guided Nature Walk

    October 20, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge (off White Marsh Road)

    "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. 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.

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  8. Nansemond River Pilot Club's 13th Annual Fall Fair

    October 20, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Nansemond River High School

    Get started on your Christmas shopping at the Nansemond River Pilot Club's 13th Annual Fall Fair. We will have craft vendors with items such as handmade jams and jellies, jewelry, artisan soaps, clothing, glassware, purses, home décor and more! Plus, there will be direct sales vendors, baked goods, Brunswick stew, and door prize raffles! Free admission. This is a fundraising event. All proceeds benefit organizations in our community.

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  9. Annie The Musical

    October 20, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts

    The Hurrah Players, Virginia's leading family theatre company, presents the Broadway musical, ANNIE! Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, ANNIE is a worldwide phenomenon with seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. The beloved book and score by Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, feature some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including "Tomorrow" and "Hard Knock Life." ANNIE is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

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  10. Suffolk Harvest Fest 2018

    October 20, 2018, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Chuckatuck Library

    Fall into the season with a day full of free family fun! Enjoy trunk or treat, pumpkin picking, fall activities, costume and pumpkin contests, an outdoor movie and music. Come dressed in costume and bring a decorated pumpkin to enter our contests for a chance to win a prize! Bring your own lawn chair and enjoy a screening of Hocus Pocus (PG) on Library2Go's outdoor screen.

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  11. Cedar Hill Cemetery Stroll

    October 20, 2018, 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.

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  12. Haunted House and More

    October 20, 2018, 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Chuckatuck Library

    Brave our Haunted House and join us for outdoor movies and tarot card readings! Free admission. Please bring lawn chairs to enjoy the outdoor movies. Come early to enjoy our Harvest Fest in the afternoon from 2-5pm!

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  13. Drive-In Movie in the Park: Guardians of the Galaxy

    October 20, 2018, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bennett's Creek Park

    Throw it back to the days of the Drive In! Bennett's Creek will transform for a family fun night of children's activities and two larger-than-life movie screens to watch "Guardians of the Galaxy" from the comfort of your front seat! Two full concession areas will be available with food and treats. No coolers or outside food in lawn movie area. Pets are welcome and must be on a leash when outside of your vehicle. The park will open at 5pm for parking and fun activities for the children, to include games, crafts, and bounce houses, while you wait for the movie to begin. The movie will begin at 7pm. Kids are welcome to come dressed as their favorite superheroes!

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  14. Paint Class and Wine Glass

    October 20, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Suffolk Art Gallery

    Looking for a fun night out? Do you want to stretch your creative muscles? Do you like wine? Then join us at the Suffolk Art Gallery for Paint Class & Wine Glass. This is the perfect night out with friends, a date, or to just plain have fun! Don't worry if you don't know how to paint: our instructor will guide you step-by-step so you can create your own masterpiece! All supplies will be provided as well as light hors d'oeuvres. Non-alcoholic drinks will be available for those who do not wish to partake and for under aged attendees. This class is for ages 16 and up. The fee for the class is $35. Advanced registration is required so please call to save your seat. Registration is available in person at the Suffolk Art Gallery and online at the Suffolk Parks & Recreation Department website.

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  15. Legends of Main Street: A Suffolk Ghost Walk

    October 20, 2018, 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.

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  16. Great Dismal Swamp Safari

    October 21, 2018, 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.

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  17. Sherri Parker Memorial Poker Run & Bike Show

    October 21, 2018, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM @ Kings Highway, Driver Village

    This Driver Village tradition is a TAMA-sponsored ride benefiting the Sherri Parker Memorial Fund and the Driver Volunteer Fire Department. A $20 donation per person includes a complimentary t-shirt for the first 150 registrants. Poker Run registration is from 9:30am until 11am at Bayside Harley Davidson in Portsmouth. Parade of bikes will stage at Sleepy Hole Park in Suffolk at 12:30pm prior to ride into Driver at 1pm. Bike Show Registration 12pm-2pm in Driver Village. Door prizes and vendors.

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  18. Celebrating Autumn and Winter: Exquisite Decorating for the Season

    October 23, 2018, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM @ Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront

    Please join the Nansemond River Garden Club for "Celebrating Autumn and Winter: Exquisite Decorating for the Season," a lecture, demonstration and lunch with floral designer and author John Grady Burns on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront. The event begins at 9:30am with coffee and vendor shopping, followed at 11:00am with a demonstration, lunch and book signing. Several of Burns' books will be available for sale.

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  19. VMFA Speaker on the Arts: "It Comes To Life" Hollywood's Mummies

    October 25, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Suffolk Art Gallery

    Come join the Suffolk Art League to kick off Halloween week and take a look back at hose the movie industry used Egyptian art. Ancient Egypt and specifically mummies have offered highly creative inspiration for feature movies. This presentation by Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Speaker Trent Nicholas will provide film history background on the art and characteristics of this sub-genre and attitudes regarding "exotic" views of Ancient Egyptian culture. Excerpts from movies will be shown. Free and open to the public.

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  20. Yappy Hour at Lake Meade Dog Park

    October 26, 2018, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Lake Meade Dog Park

    Dress up with your pup and come out to Lake Meade Dog Park for the Suffolk Parks & Recreation Annual Yappy Hour and Doggy Howl-oween Costume Contest! Join us Friday, October 26, 2018, from 5-7 p.m. for a laid back evening of fun and socializing in the autumn air. Enjoy drinks and music while you and your dog meet new friends. Come with a creative costume idea, and the best dressed dogs will go home with a prize! This event is free and open to all dog park members.

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  21. Boos & Brews Tour

    October 26, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Brick & Mortar Brewing Co.

    Suffolk Tourism and Brick & Mortar Brewing Co. present the Downtown Suffolk "Boos & Brews Tour," on Friday, October 26, 2018, from 6-8:30pm. Tour includes a flight of four craft beers (Brewer's Choice!) and a 90-minute "Legends of Main Street: A Suffolk Ghost Walk." Cost is $15 per person. Ages 21 and up only. Space is limited; reservations required.

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  22. Phantoms by the Fireside Storytelling and S'mores

    October 26, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Chuckatuck Library

    Gather around the fire on the Chuckatuck Library lawn for ghost stories, frightening encounters, and other legends and lore. Hear from local storytellers and paranormal enthusiasts such as 7 Cities Paranormal. Got a ghastly story of your own? Chime in to the fireside storytelling or record your tale with Suffolk Speaks, the library's oral history project. This event is geared towards adults and teens. Free s'mores while supplies last. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

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  23. Nansemond River Cleanup

    October 27, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Constant's Wharf Park and Marina

    Join us for a fun morning on the river cleaning up the wetlands. We will be removing litter and debris from the downtown part of the Nansemond River. Must supply own watercraft, but litter grabbers and bags will be provided. Don't have a boat? No worries -- you can help on land, cleaning up litter before it makes it to the river. Hope you can make it!

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  24. Suffolk Art League's Annual Juried Exhibition

    October 27, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 7, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Suffolk Art Gallery

    This Juried Exhibition is open to all visual artists working in any medium. The exhibition typically features approximately 100 works of art by artists from the Hampton Roads region and beyond. Over $2,400 in awards will be given, including a $500 First Prize and the opportunity for a one-person exhibit at the Suffolk Art Gallery in 2019. The juror will be Dr. Cole Welter, Graduate Program Director, Professor of Art, Painting and Drawing, at James Madison University.

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  25. Touch A Truck, Train & Trick or Treat

    October 27, 2018, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Seaboard Station Railroad Museum

    Bring your little goblins and ghouls to the Seaboard Station Railroad Museum on Saturday, October 27, 2018, for Touch a Truck, Train & Trick or Treat! The event begins at 11am and ends at 2pm, rain or shine. Enjoy food, candy, games, trucks, trains and more! Children can see, touch, and explore their favorite big trucks and vehicles. It is a one-day interactive event that also gives children the opportunity to meet the men and women that serve, protect and build our community. Vehicles on display include construction trucks, emergency vehicles, tractor trailers, and utility trucks. BE SURE TO WEAR YOUR COSTUMES AND BRING YOUR OWN TRICK-OR-TREAT BAGS! Tickets are $5 each or 4 for $15.

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  26. Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour

    October 27, 2018, 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.

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  27. Zombie Cleanup

    October 27, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Morgan Memorial Library

    Dress up as a ZOMBIE and join us at Morgan Memorial Library to receive litter equipment. We will be cleaning up the downtown area around the library dressed as ZOMBIES. It will be a lot of fun and we will be giving out prizes for best ZOMBIE dress.

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  28. Family Movie Night at the Suffolk Visitor Center: Hotel Transylvania 3 -- Family Vacation

    October 27, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Pavilion at the Suffolk Visitor Center

    Join Suffolk Tourism for a FREE Family Movie Night, as we show the hilarious animated film, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. Popcorn, snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. There will also be crafts for the children, beginning at 6 p.m. Seating is also available, but chairs, blankets and jackets are also encouraged as to make it an even more comfortable evening under the stars!

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  29. Nightmare at Creekside

    October 27, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Creekside Recreation Center

    A night of scares and fun! Come dressed in costume and enjoy a fun-filled night that includes a haunted house, arts & crafts, trunk or treat, costume contest, games, popcorn, music, and more!

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  30. Legends of Main Street: A Suffolk Ghost Walk

    October 27, 2018, 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.

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  31. Great Dismal Swamp Guided Nature Walk

    October 28, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge (off White Marsh Road)

    "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. 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.

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  32. Cedar Hill Cemetery Stroll

    October 29, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ 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.

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  33. Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour

    October 29, 2018, 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.

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  34. Cedar Hill Cemetery Stroll

    October 31, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ 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.

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  35. Whaleyville Chills and Thrills

    October 31, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whaleyville Community Center

    If you're looking for a family event filled with a lot of fun on Halloween night, Chills & Thrills at Whaleyville Community Center is the place to be. There will be candy, candy, and more candy, bounce houses, face painting, and more! Put on your best costume and have a chilling, thrilling good time!

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  36. Family Fun Night

    October 31, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ East Suffolk Recreation Center

    Proceed to East Suffolk Recreation Center's Gymnasium on Halloween! There will be crafts, fun games, and music! Oh My! Don't Lose Your Brains! Bring your family friends to take part in a worthy cause and raise food for the Southeastern Food Bank of VA. This is a free event; however, canned good donations are accepted. Costumes are encouraged (no masks, please). Canned goods are being accepted now until Oct. 31.

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