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September
  SHS Monthly Meeting
September 8, 2015
6:30pm
Magnolia Ruritan Club
Our September meeting will feature a presentation on ways people can get healthier just by walking their dogs. The meeting (rescheduled from August 11) will feature Deborah Nadell of Suffolk on the Move, a local program that seeks to enhance awareness of active living in people's day-to-day routines - for instance, walking their dogs.

"And it can even become a social event," Nadell observes, "where friends get together on a regular basis to walk their dogs, or even start walking programs at their businesses, churches and civic organizations."

Come join us on September 8 at 6:30pm to learn more about the Suffolk on the Move program!

  Taste of Suffolk
September 12, 2015
11am - 5pm
Main Street, Historic Downtown Suffolk
Come see us at this year's Taste of Suffolk Downtown Street Festival! Year after year, this event is a lot of fun for adults and children alike. There will be plenty of food, contests, music, cars, children's activities, crafts, and vendors to see and enjoy!

Suffolk Humane volunteers will be at the Taste of Suffolk and will be glad to talk with you about our organization and the adoptable animals at Suffolk Animal Care. Click here for more details on the event.

  BARKS (Books and Reading for Kids in Suffolk) Program Event
September 12, 2015
2pm - 3pm
Morgan Memorial Library
Suffolk Humane Society and the Suffolk Public Libraries have partenered to bring the BARKS (Books and Reading for Kids in Suffolk) Program to Suffolk children. The program allows children to read one on one to a therapy dog and their handler in a non-threatening environment and utilizes therapy dogs because they are non-judgmental listeners. Your child will feel confident while reading to a furry friend!

Please call (757) 514-7323 to register for this event. We hope to see you there!

  "Swinging Summer" Adoptathons
September 12, 2015
   11am - 3pm
   PetSmart, North Suffolk
September 19, 2015
   11am - 3pm
   PetSmart, Chesapeake Square
Summer's in full swing, and there are lots of warm days ahead to enjoy walking your dog or staying cool inside cuddling with a kitty. Suffolk Humane Society and Suffolk Animal Care Center will sponsor several adopt-a-thons during these warm weather months and hope people will find a new best friend to create new memories with. Visit the PetSmart Charities Adoption Center at the Chesapeake Square PetSmart store, 4300 Portsmouth Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23321 on July 11, August 9 and September 19 or stop by the PetSmart Charities Adoption Center at the North Suffolk PetSmart store, 6243 College Dr., Suffolk VA 23435 on July 12, August 8 or September 12 to see the wonderful pets available for adoption. All events are from 12 noon to 3 p.m.

  BARKS (Books and Reading for Kids in Suffolk) Program Event
September 19, 2015
10:30am - 11:30am
North Suffolk Library
Suffolk Humane Society and the Suffolk Public Libraries have partenered to bring the BARKS (Books and Reading for Kids in Suffolk) Program to Suffolk children. The program allows children to read one on one to a therapy dog and their handler in a non-threatening environment and utilizes therapy dogs because they are non-judgmental listeners. Your child will feel confident while reading to a furry friend!

Please call (757) 514-7150 to register for this event. We hope to see you there!

  Desperado's End of Summer Party
September 19, 2015
Begins at 12pm
Skeleton Key Bar and Grille, 4300 Portsmouth Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23321
Come out to Skeleton Key Bar and Grille for Desperado's End of Summer Party! The event will feature vendors and attractions and begins at 12pm. There will be a $1000 raffle drawing at 3pm. See any Desperado or Support Crew for raffle tickets. Click Here to download the flyer for the event.


October
  Touch a Truck, Train & More
October 3, 2015
11am - 2pm
Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum
Hosted by the Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society (SNHS), this event will allow children to see, touch and explore their favorite big trucks and vehicles. The event will be held after the Peanut Fest Parade at the Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum at 326 North Main Street, 11am - 2pm.

Admission is $5 each or 4 for $15 and tickets are available at the Railroad Museum or on-site the day of the event. For more information about the event, please contact the Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum at (757) 923 - 4750. If you are interested in sponsoring or would like to print a flyer to advertise the event, please download the flyer.


  38th Annual Suffolk Peanut Fest
October 8 - 11, 2015
Suffolk Executive Airport
The City of Suffolk will be celebrating its peanut history with a four-day family-oriented festival. Activities include entertainment, fireworks, demolition derby, carnival rides, and craft exhibits. More details on our participation in the event will be provided when they are available. For general event information, visit the Peanut Fest website, www.suffolkpeanutfest.com.

Suffolk Humane Society volunteers will be working at the wine tent again this year. Please come out to celebrate our city and be sure to stop by the wine tent to say hi to our wonderful volunteers!

  22nd Annual Driver Days Fall Festival
October 17 - 18, 2015
Driver Village on King's Highway
Come to Driver to enjoy good food, live music, a car show, and other family activities! More details on the event will be provided as they become available, but we hope to see you there!

  Chuckatuck Founders Day Celebration
October 24, 2015
Downtown Chuckatuck
Founders Day is an annual celebration in downtown Chuckatuck, Virginia. More details on the event will be provided as they become available, but go ahead and add it to your calendars!

November
  Passion for Paws Picnic/Oyster Roast and Whiskers Wine Tasting
November 8, 2015
Time TBD
River Stone Chophouse, 8032 Harbour View Boulevard
Owners of M & M Hospitality Group, River Stone Chophouse and Vintage Tavern, will sponsor the fourth annual Passion for Paws, an outdoor picnic and wine tasting to benefit Suffolk Humane, on November 8 2015 at the Riverstone Chophouse. This family and dog friendly event always features wonderful food, fabulous wines, children's activities, and more. Enjoy an action-packed afternoon with your best friend (human and/or canine!) and help support Suffolk Humane and our mission to help homeless pets. Well-behaved, vaccinated dogs are welcome and can get in free with a paying human.


  Cookies with Santa Paws
November 28, 2015
Time TBD
Johnson's Florist
Our annual Cookies with Santa Paws will be on November 28, 2015 at Johnson's Florist. Refreshments will be served and participants (two and four legged children) can have professional photos taken with Santa for a small fee. 100% of the proceeds benefit Suffolk Humane Society.

February
  Paws for the Arts Gala
February 6, 2016
Time TBD
Riverfront Hilton Garden Inn
Suffolk Humane Society is holding its third semi-formal "Paws for the Arts" gala, sponsored by Suffolk Humane Society and Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront on Saturday, February 6, 2016. This is an event that will inspire both the art enthusiast as well as animal lovers.

More details will be available as the event gets closer, so stay tuned!

May
  Mutt Strut Dog Walk and Festival
May 1, 2016
Time TBD
Location TBD
The Suffolk Humane Society is hosting the 8th Annual Mutt Strut Dog Walk & Festival. You can walk with your dog, in memory of a beloved pet, or in honor of your cat! This year promises to be the best yet. The event will include a pledge walk, police dog demonstrations, pet health screenings, canine games and contests, rescue groups, entertainment, food, vendors, and a silent auction. This is a family-friendly event and we hope to see you there!