Community Calendar

Published 5:33 pm Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Friday, October 21

The Code Blue Band will perform from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Bethlehem Ruritan Club House, 140 Manning Road. Donations to the tip jar are encouraged. Concessions and two-pound containers of Hardison’s BBQ will be available. Call George at 757-617-5955.

The Hoppers will perform at 7 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church, 917 Carolina Road. A love offering will be received.


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Saturday, October 22

The 7th Annual Cancer Awareness Walk Supporting Sentara Obici Auxiliary “Nobody Fights Alone” will take place at 10 a.m. at Healing Baptist Church, 2375 Godwin Blvd. Registration is $10. Call 757-539-2696 or 757-809-4220.

Lake Prince Woods will be having its Annual Fall Craft and Bake Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 100 Anna Goode Way. Tables are $40 due by Oct.1. Call 757-923-5513 for more information. 

Magnolia UMC’s annual Applefest 2022 will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1764 Wilroy Road. Orders can be placed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 3 through 7 and 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 through 14. Call 757-538-8552.

Providence United Methodist Church Fall Bazaar will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3109 Providence Road. 

Mineral Spring Baptist Church in partnership with Western Tidewater Community Services Board will host a Community Health and Resilience Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at  4849 Mineral Spring Road. The event will include medical screenings, COVID vaccines, wellness information, food and games.

The Greenway Airfield Fall Festival will take place from 1 to 9 p.m. at 1581 Cherry Grove Road. Call 757-636-0609 or 757-647-9969. 

The Suffolk Shrine Club will have its Famous Fish Fry from 4 to 7 p.m. at 500 Elizabeth St. Tickets are $12 and children under eight eat free. 


Sunday, October 23

Pleasant Union Baptist Church will hold it first Team Day Event directly after the morning 11 a.m. Worship Service at 215 Webb St. with guest preacher the Rev. G.W. Thompson. Wear your favorite team T-Shirt. There will be food and activities to show off your favorite team’s pride.

Palm Tree Baptist Church Annual Unity Day Celebration will be held at 11 a.m. at 8165 Whaleyville Blvd. Various members will be speaking on the topic of Unity. Call 757-986-4303.


Friday, October 28

The Suffolk BBQ Co. at the Suffolk Executive Airport will be having a cruise-in from 4 to 7 p.m., weather permitting. 


Saturday, October 29

Touch-A-Truck & Trick or Treat will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Commerce Street parking lot behind the Courthouse. There will be games, photo shoots, popcorn, interaction with large equipment and candy. Costumes are encouraged and treat bags are provided. The event is $5 per person or four for $15.

Liberty Spring Christian Church will hold a Trunk or Treat event from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 29, at 4213 Whaleyville Blvd. In addition to the candy giveaway, there will be games, prizes and free hot dogs and hamburgers.

Possum Hollow Ruritans Pork Butt sale pick-up will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Saunders Supply on Route 10 in Chuckatuck. Cost is $35. Call 757-685-4310.


Sunday, October 30

Pleasant Union Baptist Church will observe Paul & Lydia Missionaries Day during the 11 a.m. Worship Service at 215 Webb St.


Monday, October 31

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles DMV Connect will be at the East Suffolk Recreation Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 138 S. 6th St. DMV’s Connect provides nearly every DMV service. Visit at


Tuesday, November 1

Nansemond River Preservation Alliance will host a River Talk with social at 6:30 p.m. and the program at 7 p.m. at CE&H Ruritan Community Hall with presenter Skip Stiles.

A fashion show presented by Weston Manor’s “All Manor of Things” will be from noon to 2 p.m. at Smithfield Station. For lunch reservations, call 757-357-7976.


Wednesday, November 2

An adult Lunch & Learn will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. at The Suffolk Human & Health Services Building, 135 Hall Ave. as Suffolk Commonwealth’s Attorney Narendra Pleas addresses identity theft and fraud. Registration required. Contact Joan Turner at or 757-514-4379 by Oct. 21. 


Friday, November 4

The two-day Memorial Rockfish Tournament in Honor of Michael Barrett will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 5 at Johnson & Sons Seafood, 1504 White Dogwood Trail. Register at


Saturday, November 12

Magnolia UMC is holding a vendor event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1764 Wilroy Road. Contact Judi Delperio at 757-651-3447 to reserve a spot by Nov. 4. 

The Windsor Ruritan Club will sponsor a ham and fried chicken dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Windsor Ruritan Building, 14 Community Drive. Eat in or take out for a $12 donation.  Call Gibbie Dowdy at 757-630-542 for tickets.

The Suffolk Moose Lodge Oyster Roast 2022 will take place from 1 to  4 p.m. at the Suffolk Moose Lodge, 675 Turlington Road. Tickets are $35 per person and sold at the lodge or call 757-284-6580. Includes beverages. $40 at the gate. 



Suffolk Christian Fellowship Center will now host evening hours for those working families who need a little help each month from 5 to 6:30 p.m. every first Tuesday of the month at 211 E. Washington Street. 

CAPS is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays by appointment only. Call 757-935-5497 for more information.

The Saratoga Philadelphia Civic League will return to their meetings at 5 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church.

The Suffolk Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m.every third Tuesday at the Lee Jordan Clubhouse, 1709 Pitchkettle Road. 

The Bethlehem Christian Church Food Pantry is open from 6 to 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday night of each month and from 10 to 11 a.m. on the second and third Tuesday of the month at 1549 Holland Road. 

The Suffolk Farmers’ Market held under the open-air pavilion at 524 N. Main St. will be open Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. For more information, call 757-514-4130, or visit

Lake Kennedy Civic League meets the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at 138 S. Sixth St.

A chronic illness and pain support group will meet monthly on the second Wednesday, from noon to 1 p.m. at Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church, 3488 Godwin Blvd. The group is open to anyone of any age. Call Janice Bostic at 651-9444. 

CHKD North Suffolk Circle meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at Berea Christian Church, 4109 Driver Lane. Call Deborah Jett at 745-7208. 

Acts Community Church, 130 Commerce St., will feed the homeless from 6 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at 6:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Benn’s United Methodist Church in Smithfield, 14571 Benns Church Blvd. TOPS is a non-profit, weight-loss support and wellness organization for men and women ranging from preteens to adults. The first meeting is free. Call 537-5788 or visit for more information. 

Kingdom Building Outreach Ministries will have a clothing pantry open every other Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. It is open every other Monday to receive clothing and canned food donations from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Lake Prince Woods, 100 Anna Goode Way, holds beginner matwork Pilates on Wednesdays at 8:45 a.m. The fee is $5 per class or $20 per month. Call 923-5513 for more information.

Volunteers are needed for tutoring math and science every first and third Saturday in the Nursing CAP Inc. program. Visit or email for more information.

Whaleyville Community Center now offers drop-in child care from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays while the parent is working out. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis at no additional charge. Call 514-7105 for more information.

The Suffolk Art Gallery, 118 Bosley Ave., has an open studio on the last Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Artists will critique each other’s work, work in the gallery or participate in ongoing classes. Participants can join at any time but must bring their own supplies, clean up their workspace and take their work home with them. Most mediums are welcome, but participants could be turned away if their medium might damage work on display or pose a safety concern. The fee is $5 per session, and ages 15 to adult are welcome. Call 514-7284 or visit to register.

Lunch will be served at the Whaleyville Community Center every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon. Meals are for ages 60 and up with a requested $2 donation. Those younger may purchase the meals for $8 per person. Registration is required prior to the meal service. Call 514-7100.

Western Tidewater Free Clinic is in need of volunteers, particularly nurses. Nurses are needed to do triage, patient histories, labs, discharge, follow-up and more. To learn more or apply, visit

The Kingsboro Civic League meetings will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday each month during the winter at the Constantia House, behind R.W. Baker Funeral Home at 509 W. Washington St.

Healthy Suffolk sponsors a Wednesday Walks program on Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. Meet for a 30-minute walk at a different location every week. First Wednesday — Visitor Center Pavilion, 524 N. Main St.; second Wednesday — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 213 N. Main St.; third Wednesday, Health and Human Services Building, 135 Hall Ave.; fourth Wednesday, North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road. Meet in the parking lot of each location.

Volunteer leaders are needed for an American Lung Association Freedom From Smoking program. Start the process by completing a facilitator application at Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, 530 E. Pinner St. For more information, call Kira at 202-715-1283.

The Nansemond River Duplicate Bridge Club meets every Tuesday at Suffolk Presbyterian Church, 410 N. Broad St. Lessons are at 6:30 p.m. and play at 7 p.m. Call 620-6057.

Windsor Library, 18 Duke St., hosts a story hour at 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays for children ages 2-5. Registration is not required. This has been suspended for the summer. For more information, call 242-3046.

Boy Scout Troop 1929 meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of West End Baptist Church, 501 W. Washington St. Guests and families with boys between ages 11 and 17 are welcome to visit and learn more about the Scouting program.

Healthy Suffolk is looking for volunteers to assist with a multitude of programs including Suffolk community and learning gardens, healthy and active living, youth initiative, event planning, database and technology and general administrative tasks. Call 539-1525 or visit for more information.

The Omega chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority is offering two book scholarships of $150 each for any high school student in the Suffolk Public School system who has been accepted into a school of nursing to become a registered professional nurse. Applications also are available for a scholarship of $500 to be awarded to a student who is currently enrolled in a school of professional nursing with a GPA of 2.5 or better. For more information, call 539-9476.

Suffolk Humane Society sponsors Suffolk Spay Days every two weeks for low-cost spaying, neutering, vaccinations, etc. Call 538-3030 to make reservations. Suffolk Humane partners with the Virginia Beach SPCA to bring the Neuter Scooter mobile surgical bus to Suffolk several days a month for low-cost spay/neuter, vaccines and other services. Visit for dates and locations.

Heartland Hospice Volunteer Program is looking for volunteers. Volunteers are fully trained with a flexible schedule. You can make a positive difference in the lives of those who have life-limiting illnesses. To offer your time and care, please contact the volunteer coordinator at 934-7935.