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  1. Exhibit: Art of the Functional

    September 6, 2019, 10:00 AM - October 18, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Suffolk Art Gallery

    This invitational exhibit highlights the art of functionality and will be on display through October 18. From handmade textile works, to hanging ceramic birdfeeders and turned wooden vessels, all works on display serve a functional purpose. Artists include Tom Wessells, Sam Warren, Ed Francis, Phil Guilfoyle, Linda Bunch, Beth Netts, and Angelia Armstrong.

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  2. Exhibit: "Beauty Beneath The Bark" by 2019 Tidewater Turners of Virginia

    September 12, 2019, 10:00 AM - October 25, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts

    Tidewater Turners is a non-profit organization, a local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners, located in Norfolk. The purpose of the organization is to promote the advancement of woodturning skills for members and other interested persons through an open exchange of knowledge, ideas and information. They also strive to increase public awareness of woodturning as a popular craft and as an art form. Exhibit sponsored by Davenport & Company.

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  3. Great Dismal Swamp Safari

    September 18, 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.

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  4. Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour

    September 19, 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.

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  5. Cedar Hill Cemetery Stroll

    September 19, 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.

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  6. Poetry, Prose and Pizza

    September 19, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Suffolk Art Gallery

    Hosted by poet and writer Nathan Richardson, writers, spoken wordartists and musicians are invited to participate. We also invite you to just come listen to the works and talents of other. This event is free and open to the public. Pizza sponsored in part by Al Forno's Pizzeria (Holland Road).

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  7. Great Dismal Swamp Safari

    September 21, 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.

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  8. SPARC Fest

    September 21, 2019, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ South Main Street, Downtown Suffolk

    Join in the fun! SPARC Fest is happening Saturday, September 21, 2019, in downtown Suffolk, from 11am to 4pm! Unveiling of the South Main Street Train Station Public Art Project, live music, food trucks, artisan vendors, activities, beer garden, local businesses, face painting, and dance demos and workshops!

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  9. Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour

    September 21, 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.

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  10. Cedar Hill Cemetery Stroll

    September 21, 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.

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  11. Great Dismal Swamp Safari

    September 22, 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.

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  12. Sip & Paint

    September 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Whaleyville Recreation Center

    Enjoy a fun and trendy two-hour paint class with a talented and friendly instructor. Paint, easels, and canvas are included, with many varieties of mocktails and light hors d'oeuvres.

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  13. Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour

    September 27, 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.

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  14. Cedar Hill Cemetery Stroll

    September 27, 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.

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  15. Paint Night Paint Party

    September 27, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Suffolk Art Gallery

    Paint Night Paint Party is for novice to professional painters. Local artist Stephanie Gwaltney provides demonstrative instructions throughout the painting process to ensure your satisfaction and success! Participants will create their own fall-themed painting following along with Stephanie's demonstration. Participants are encouraged to bring their own snacks and alcohol-free beverages. Registration can be completed in person at the Suffolk Art Gallery or online through the Suffolk Parks and Recreation website. Pre-registration is required (by September 20) and covers the cost of all materials

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  16. American Girl Program: Featuring Rebecca Rubin

    September 28, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Riddick's Folly House Museum

    Rebecca Rubin, born in 1905, is from a Jewish family. Her mother and grandparents immigrated from Russia and maintain their family heritage. Rebecca wants to be an actress when she grows up, but her family wants her to be a teacher. She is thoughtful and generous and often accompanies her father to help work at his shoe store. Rebecca has a knack with business and making money, similar to her father, and is very good at crocheting. Because she gets hand-me-downs from her older twin sisters, Rebecca has two sets of almost all her outfits and shares them with her cousin Ana. She loves to make people laugh and is described as being lively with a dramatic flair—a little bossy at times and tends to want things to go her way.

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  17. Teen Scratchboard Animal Portrait Workshop

    September 28, 2019, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Suffolk Art Gallery

    Learn how to draw animal portraits while developing methods and techniques for scratchboard. In this teen workshop, artists of all skill levels are welcome to learn how to create a scratchboard animal portrait. A demonstration using specialty inks will teach students how to add color to their portraits should they wish to. All materials will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring a photograph printed on paper of a favorite pet or wild animal.

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  18. Legends of Main Street: A Suffolk Ghost Walk

    September 28, 2019, 8:00 PM - 9:30 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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  19. Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour

    September 30, 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.

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