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You don’t have to be a parish member to enjoy the most anticipated church fair in town!

The Church of the Holy Family, located at 1279 Great Neck Road in Virginia Beach, welcomes all members of the community to its annual carnival, featuring rides, games, live music, great food, and more.

Mark your calendars for June 1 – 4 and bring the family!

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We’ve been blessed with gorgeous weather lately, in the Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Chesapeake area, so I’ve taken to strolling around local parks and gardens with my camera, hoping to catch some wildlife enjoying the sun-soaked days, too. (Want a closer look? Click any photo below to enlarge it!)

At the Norfolk Botanical Garden, I found

this bunny resting along the berm that separates the Garden from the airport,

this raccoon racing through a sunny spot in the grass,

this green heron resting in a tree,
its plumage smoothed back into a sleek coiffure.

At the Chesapeake Arboretum, I spied

this iridescent teal damselfly, posing for its close-up,

this snake enjoying a soggy mudbath before heading for higher ground.

What will you find on your next outdoor adventure?

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Therapy dogs are known to be a great help to children who are nervous about reading in front of adults. If you don’t have a dog at home (or even a willing cat), we have good news: Norfolk Public Libraries are on board with therapy dogs to help children read.

Tales to Tails is available at three branches in Norfolk: Barron F. Black Branch (E. Tanners Creek Dr.), Blyden Branch (E. Princess Anne Rd.), and Slover Library (E. Plume St.)

Visit NorfolkPublicLibrary.org for a full list of classes and registration forms.

Click the photo below to enlarge, for more information and to meet a therapy dog!

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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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Animals + cake = a darn good day.

 

Get ready for the

 

VIRGINIA ZOO CAKE-A-THON!

Date/Time
March 18, 2017
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location
The Virginia Zoo

 

Come see the First Annual Virginia Zoo Cake-a-thon on Saturday, March 18 from 10 am to 4 pm in the Zoo’s Admin Classroom located next to the Membership Office!

Three different competitors will each create a cake that they feel represents The Virginia Zoo and its mission to help save and protect the world’s wildlife by inspiring a passion for nature and taking conservation action at home and around the world.

Guests are invited to vote on their favorite cake from 1-3 pm, then stick around to taste test the cakes at 4 pm.

*The cost for this event is free with regular paid admission!

The contestants:

Dulce Momentz

Commune

Dream Cake

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From Little Creek Veterinary Clinic

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Image courtesy of The Graphics Fairy

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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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