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Old 04-13-2010, 12:08 PM
 
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Hi. I am a young married adult who just purchased a house in Suffolk. My husband is a Suffolk local/native while I am a Navy kid from VaBch. I'm so bored out here and was hoping someone knew of something I could get involved in that doesn't take forever to get to. Some sort of group is preferrable as I am no good at sports. My husband is not intrested in getting involed so it'll just be me. Anyone who knows of anything would be most helpful!
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Old 04-13-2010, 04:57 PM
 
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Do you by any chance have kids?
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
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Have you checked into Meetup.com? There are many groups on there - crafts, hobbies, kids, anything you can think of.
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:39 AM
 
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If you had kids you will be much happier in Suffolk. PTA, soccer, football games, thats what Suffolk is all about.
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Old 04-14-2010, 11:03 AM
 
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Thanks so much for all your input. I realize having a kid would make things much easier for me but that's not currently the situation. Until then I will try meetup.com. Again, thanks a bunch!!
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Old 04-21-2010, 03:13 PM
 
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Meetup.com had nothing. Any more ideas would be great!!
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Chesapeake
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I lived in Suffolk for 10 years, truthfully unless you are involved in a church group or some kid's activities there isn't much to do. You could try and set something up yourself, book club, scrapbooking, I don't know what your interests are but you could put up something on meetup or craigslist and see if you can find other people who are interested. Once you make some local friends it is easier but that is one of the buggers on Suffolk, it is sleepy and a distance from busy areas.
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
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You could try to branch out into Portsmouth. We have a beautiful new library that might have info on groups. Also what about the Y? There is one in Western Branch and one in Portsmouth. Both close to Suffolk.

Maybe you could try a volunteer opportunity? There are tons of groups that need help and you would meet people with similar interests. In the Pilot on Sundays (the 'Current's' section) there is listings of volunteer groups, meetings, clubs etc. The 'Current's' section is specific to the city you live in. So you might want to get a Sunday paper in Portsmouth and Chesapeake to check all their nearby opportunities.

I have to laugh at this thought.... I am in Alanon and my husband has been in recovery for several years. Until AA and Alanon entered our lives, we had a boring social life. Now..... we have softball, picnics, conferences, meetings.... We are always busy and AA's are the nicest people we have ever met. Sometimes opportunities for friendships happen in the oddest places..
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