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May 4, 2018, 10:00 AM - June 8, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Suffolk Art Gallery
This spring, Tidewater Reads will celebrate the literary works of Kwame Alexander. Suffolk Art League and Suffolk Art Gallery are again participating in this regional literary collaborative by inviting artists to read Kwame's work and be inspired to create artwork. The exhibit will be held May 4-June 8, 2018, at the Suffolk Art Gallery.
May 10, 2018, 11:00 AM - June 30, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
In Plein Site is a must-see exhibit that embraces the spontaneity of plein air painting and ability of artists to capture the essence of downtown Suffolk on canvas. The works featured in this exhibit are the result of a day-long plein air painting adventure on Saturday, May 5, 2018, throughout Downtown Suffolk. The day of painting will culminate in a Crititique and Wet Paint Sale reception from 4:30-6:30pm at the Suffolk Center. The "People's Choice Award" will be presented at that time. Special Thanks to Event/Exhibit Co-Chairs, Sandy Waters and Barbara Harris
May 23, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Morgan Memorial Library
Local History and Genealogy Librarian LaSandra Adams will be available to answer your questions, demonstrate the use of tools like the microfilm machine, and record oral histories for Suffolk Speaks. You do not need to be a library member to attend.
May 23, 2018, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront
Join Suffolk Parks and Recreation as they host the 2018 Senior Summer Festival! Presented by United Healthcare, this great afternoon will have fun activities (like Name That Tune and Pictionary), Casino Games (including Blackjack, Roulette, and Craps), a Plated Lunch with choice of Chicken, London Broil, or Vegetarian, and a chance to win prizes! For those 55 and up. Reservations required; space is limited. Purchased online at website or at Suffolk Parks & Recreation Administration Offices at 134 South 6th Street.
May 26, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ North Suffolk Library
In celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, join us for Hula Studio Kahanuola's dance performance! Be sure to stick around to learn a few moves from the dancers and make an origami lei. This event is free and open to all ages. You do not need to be a library member to attend.
May 30, 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.
May 31, 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.