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  1. Exhibit: Thoughtfully Awake

    May 3, 2019, 10:00 AM - June 7, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Suffolk Art Gallery

    Join the Suffolk Art League and Suffolk Art Gallery for the exhibition, "Thoughtfully Awake," featuring artwork that examines social issues and awareness.

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  2. Healthy Suffolk Spring 5K Run-Walk / 1 Mi Walk

    May 18, 2019, 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Bennett's Creek Park

    Celebrate the warm weather by coming out to Bennett's Creek Park in Northern Suffolk and join the fun! Events are a 5K Run/Walk and a 1 Mile Fun Walk. All ages and friendly pets are welcome! Trophies and prize drawings after events. Take part in a special Sentara Health Fair! All participants (13+) receive commemorative T-shirt; all participants receive medal for competing. Presented by Sentara.

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  3. In Plein Site: A Plein Air Event

    May 18, 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM @ Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts

    Plein Air painting is about leaving the studio and painting and drawing in the outdoors. The practice dates back centuries but was made into an art form by the French impressionists. The event on May 18th is open to all artists. Participants will bring their own paints, easel, and canvases. Artists gather at the Suffolk Center from 8:00-8:30 a.m. for coffee and sign in and then they will disperse to begin painting. Registration required.

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  4. Great Dismal Swamp Safari

    May 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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  5. American Girl Program: "Meet Molly McIntire"

    May 18, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Riddick's Folly House Museum

    Meet Molly McIntire! Ten-year-old Molly lives in Jefferson County, Illinois, during World War II with her parents and older siblings. Her father is an Army doctor, and Molly is a third grade student at Willow Street School, along with her best friends, Linda and Susan. They are all at the movie theater talking about how they think their teacher, Miss Campbell, is nice and pretty, and how her fiancé, Lieutenant Davies, is handsome. They go to an ice cream parlor and are disappointed when they discover it is out of ice cream, so decide to to get cherry cokes instead. Molly tells her friends about the princess-themed tea party she dreams of having for her birthday, only to learn her family cannot afford it. Suddenly she begins to understand how war changes people's lives.

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  6. Grown-Up Spelling Bee

    May 18, 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ King's Fork High School

    Compete to support Suffolk Public Schools and win the coveted title of Best Spellers in Suffolk! This is a fun team event to benefit the Suffolk Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that enriches teaching and inspires learning in Suffolk Public Schools.

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  7. Historic Suffolk Narrated Bus Tour

    May 18, 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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  8. Cedar Hill Cemetery Stroll

    May 18, 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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  9. Legends of Main Street: A Suffolk Ghost Walk

    May 18, 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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