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December 15, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery
The Horton Wreath Society is a 501(c)3 organization that was created to raise funds to place a live evergreen wreath on each marker in the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, Virginia. 2018 serves as the 11th year the Society has raised funds to honor our veterans and fallen heroes. In 2017, 8,000 live wreaths were placed at the cemetery by over 3,000 volunteers. Our goal this year is to place approximately 9,000 live wreaths and we need volunteers to help us! The Society strives to educate all, especially our youth and future generations, to remember the sacrifices by and to respect our veterans. This is a Free Family Event open to everyone that wishes to volunteer, no registration required, just show up. We will begin with our welcome and laying of the ceremonial row of wreaths at 9:00am.
December 15, 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.
December 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - January 25, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Suffolk Art Gallery
The Suffolk Art Gallery's winter exhibit features the work of John Tobin and Al Staszesky. Tobin's work, both ceramic and 2-D, draws influence from daily life, tongue-in-cheek humor, and turn of phrase. His style is distinct and vibrant, with influences from surrealism. Staszesky's style is vibrant and draws from post-impressionism styles, including fauvism and cubism.
December 15, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Suffolk Visitor Center
Bring the kiddos to meet jolly ol' St. Nick! Bring your cameras for photos with Santa. Holiday décor makes this the ideal place to snap a photo with Santa.
December 15, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
Virginia Choral Society, in partnership with Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, presents: "Carols and Lullabies of the Southwest." The Virginia Choral Society is a community-based choral group of 80-100 voices singing a wide variety of repertoire. At any given concert, you might hear Broadway choruses, a large choral-orchestral work, jazz standards, folk songs, traditional favorites, or a commissioned work from a local composer. VCS is one of the oldest continuously performing choral organizations in Virginia, having been organized in 1931.