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The Little Theatre of Norfolk is staging the zany British comedy, “Noises Off” — and we’d love you to come experience the wacky world of theatre!

Called the funniest farce ever written, “Noises Off” presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearses a flop called “Nothing’s On” – only hours before the curtain goes up. Slamming doors, clattering tea sets, shattering windows, and slippery sardines all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. Yet, the show must go on; despite the catastrophe being played out on stage and the vicious antics among the actors backstage.

Following the success of last season’s hit show, “The Women,” director Kathy Strouse returns to helm the madcap action of “Noises Off.” Will the actors be ready to take their places? Will everyone make it out alive? And why in the world are there so many plates of sardines?

During intermission, enter the raffle drawing to win one
of several prizes, including this British-themed gift box,
put together by the show’s producer — Jennifer Miele.

Click to enlarge gift box contents

Click to enlarge gift box

“Noises Off” run every Friday, Saturday, & Sunday from March 10 – April 2, 2017
Showtimes:
Friday, Saturday..………………….8:00 P.M.
Sunday Matinee……………………2:30 P.M.
Tickets:
Adult ……………………………………………………$18.00
Senior Citizens, Students, and Military ….…………$15.00
Children under 17………………….…………………..$ 9.00

Get tickets!

Little Theatre of Norfolk
801 Claremont Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23507
(757) 627-8551

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Are you ready to shake off your cabin fever with
a pet-friendly event in Norfolk, VA?
We’ve got the perfect solution —
Norfolk Botanical Garden is opening up to dogs EVERY DAY in February!

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You can even spend Valentine’s Day with the one you love — your dog! — in Norfolk’s most beautiful natural attraction.

Date and Time:
Dates: February 1 – 28, 2017
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Enjoy the Garden all month in February…..ride your bike or bring FIDO for a walk.  Either way, you will enjoy discovering the Garden’s 12 miles of paved pathways – everyday, all month long.

Members: FIDO is FREE (in February), and of course, as a NBG Member, you never pay, during the day,  to come in. (Bring your bike—that’s free too!)

Not Yet Members: Admission for FIDO is just $5.  Bring your your bike – included with your Garden Admission.

FIDO GUIDELINES

  • For the safety of all of our human and furry guests, all dogs must be on a leash.
  • Please remember to bring a few doggie waste bags to pick up after your furry companion. If you forget, we have bags at the tollbooth, front desk, and bag stations in the Garden.
  • Please be mindful of our garden beds. We have 12 miles of paved pathways throughout the Garden for you and FIDO to explore – everywhere except WOW: A Children’s Adventure Garden.

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Epworth United Methodist does!

Well-behaved leashed dogs and pets in carriers are welcome
to attend religious services at Epworth United Methodist Church
on the first Sunday of each month, at 5 PM.
The pet-friendly service is held at their Southgate Chapel.

Epworth United Methodist Church 
124 W. Freemason St.
Norfolk, VA

Note that this month, the service will take place on the last Sunday – January 31st.

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For a son has been born for us, a son has been given to us,
and dominion has been laid on his shoulders;
and this is the name he has been given,
‘Wonder-Counsellor, Mighty-God, Eternal-Father,
Prince-of-Peace’    Isaiah 9:5

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However you celebrate the season. we wish you peace and joy!

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One of the benefits of my annual membership to Norfolk Botanical Garden is the opportunity to experience the colors of Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter in this lush, urban oasis less than two miles from our clinic.

I strolled through the woods last Sunday to observe the colors of the season. Though skies were hazy, I found some bright spots amid the grey.

Bee Me

Petal Power

Berry Nice to Meet You

Azaleas Abloom

Holly Days Are On The Way

A Forest Ablaze

Inspired? Go see for yourself the colors of Autumn,
blazing in the Garden. But hurry! Winter’s on the way!

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Here we go again, getting ready for Halloween. Save your money, and let Nature do the decorating:

Garden spider hanging out (literally) at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Photo by Jen Miele.

Garden spider hanging out (literally) at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Photo by Jen Miele.

Cellar spider creeping around indoors. Photo by Jen Miele.

Cellar spider creeping around indoors.
Photo by Jen Miele.

Garden spider crawling up a porch in Chesapeake. Photo by K. Proctor.

Garden spider crawling up a porch in Chesapeake.
Photo by K. Proctor.

Orchard Orbweaver decorating its domicile in Norfolk Botanical Garden. Photo by Jen Miele.

Orchard Orbweaver decorating its domicile in Norfolk Botanical Garden.
Photo by Jen Miele.

and, finally…

A well-fed Garden spider tends its web at Indian Point Farm in Suffolk. I call her "Charlotte." Photo by Jen Miele.

A well-fed Garden spider tends its web at Indian Point Farm in Suffolk. I call her “Charlotte.”
Photo by Jen Miele.

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Following the example of Saint Francis of Assisi, area Christian churches are offering pet blessings this week.

Find the one closest to you:

St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church
5345 Virginia Beach Blvd.Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757-497-8330
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS will be held Friday, October 4th at 4:00 PM in the Pavilion.
All animals are welcome.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church
436 Homestead Rd.
Chesapeake, VA 23321
757-488-2663
Blessing of the Animals
On Friday, October 4th at 6:30 PM, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the Cluster Parishes will host a Blessing
of Animals. The service will be held at St. Mary’s (536 Homestead Road, Chesapeake). All are invited to bring pets to the church
for this special day.

Christ the King Catholic Church
3401 Tidewater Dr.
Norfolk, VA 23509
757-622-1120
Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, October 5th at 9 AM in the school parking lot. Donations of pet food for the Norfolk SPCA will be gratefully accepted.

Episcopal Church of the Ascension
405 Talbot Hall Road
Norfolk, VA 23505
757-423-6715
Sunday, October 6 at 11:00 AM, we will welcome our furry, fuzzy, feathered and scaly friends as we celebrate St. Francis and bless our pets. Fr. Pat Finn will be our preacher and celebrant at both services; let’s welcome him in fine Ascension style! Weather-permitting, we will meet in the River Pavilion; otherwise, we’ll be in Rose Hall.  There will be doggie and kitty treats afterwards.  The loose offering will be collected and donated to Go Rescue Pet.  Also, if you have old towels, rags, bleach, dog food (for small dogs particularly), or other items a rescue can use, please make a donation and we will deliver them to Go Rescue in Norfolk.  You may find them on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/gorescue

Historic St. Luke’s Church
14477 Benns Church Blvd.
Smithfield, VA 23430
757-357-3367
Come and celebrate with us the Annual Blessing of the Animals which will be held at Historic St. Luke’s Church on Sunday, October 6 at 2 PM to honor the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi , the Patron Saint of Animals. During this traditional ceremony acknowledging all living creatures as part of creation, each pet will receive an individual blessing from Rev. Les Ferguson.
We have a book written about our event, “Lili of St. Luke’s” which is for sale in our gift shop!

Trinity Episcopal Church
500 Court St.
Portsmouth, VA 23704
757-393-0431
Sunday, October 6 at 4 PM
Animals and their human companions are invited to gather inside the church.  The service will include the blessing of the canine and equestrian officers of the Portsmouth Police Department.
A free-will offering will be received to benefit the animal shelter at the Portsmouth Humane Society.

All efforts have been made to ensure that the above-listed information is correct. We recommend you call the church of your choice to check the date, time and location before leaving home!

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