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RiverFest, hosted by the Elizabeth River Project, is coming to Virginia Beach this Sunday, September 17th — and they’re holding a dog costume contest as part of the fun.

Enjoy kayaking, games, river animals, native plant sales, food trucks, live music, and more, all set in a lush park that is home to 20 acres of forest and wetlands on the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River.

WHERE: Carolanne Farm Neighborhood Park
                 373 Gainsborough Rd, Virginia Beach

WHEN: 11 AM to 4 PM on September 17th

DOG COSTUME CONTEST: 2 PM
“The River’s Gone to the Dogs.” Create a river-themed costume for your pooch!

PARKING: Arrowhead Elementary School
                     5549 Susquehanna Dr.

WEB: www.elizabethriverfest.org 

FREE admission!

See what’s new at this year’s festival:
• “The River’s Gone to the Dogs,” a dog-costumed contest at 2 pm
• Free bike bells and bike valet if you come by bike
• Drawings for a stand-up paddleboard; a birthday party on the Elizabeth River Project’s
Dominion Energy Learning Barge; and tickets to Jack Johnson’s beach concert Sept. 27
• A live mermaid
• Live music with Lewis McGhee, Mountaintide and the Storyweavers
• The free kayak paddles include a tour to a planned new waterfront park
• Native plant sales and plant walks
• Girl Scouts can earn the new Elizabeth River patch
• Symbolic adoption of river otters at the Elizabeth River Project membership tent
• Satellite parking at nearby Arrowwood Elementary School.

Bringing your dog? Dr. Miele, a Norfolk veterinarian at Little Creek Veterinary Clinic reminds you to be sure your pets are protected against common communicable diseases. Learn more here and here.

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Where: Norfolk Botanical Garden
[Less than 2 miles from Little Creek Veterinary Clinic. See the map.]

Date and Time:
Date(s) – Sunday, September 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th, 2017
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

“We are extending our summer Sunday Dog Days through September. Help us help the many animals affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. The Virginia Beach SPCA has representatives in Texas helping with rescue efforts. Explore the Garden with your dog & help other pets reunite with their owners.Your $5 FIDO Fee will go directly to the efforts helping the animals displaced.”

NBG Members & Not-Yet-Members: Your $5 FIDO Fee will go directly
to the efforts helping the animals displaced.
NBG Members: Garden admission is Free
Not-Yet-Members: Garden admission applies

Sept. 3, Sept. 10, Sept. 17 & Sept. 24 (SEPTEMBER ONLY)

(Dogs are not permitted in the Children’s Garden or Butterfly House)

 

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Dr. Donald Miele, a Norfolk veterinarian at Little Creek Veterinary Clinic, would like to share with you a local event remembering beloved pets that have passed through our lives and yours!

From Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice:

“A great life deserves to be celebrated. Join us for our fifth annual water lantern lighting ceremony on National Pet Memorial Day. The ceremony will include pet loss readings, personalization of water lanterns, and moment of silent reflection.

“This event is free to attend and open to all. Please RSVP to HRvethospice@gmail.com so we will have a lantern for everyone!”

FREE admission

Kid friendly

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This Sunday, August 27th, bring your dog
to the Norfolk Botanical Garden
for a farewell to the Dog Days of Summer!

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Looking for something a little more wild this weekend?
Check out ZooGrooves* on Saturday, August 26th
at the Virginia Zoo!

*This event is not open to pets.

ZooGrooves Presents – The Deloreans

Join us for a rockin’ good time with live music at the Zoo this summer! Bring your blanket and your lawn chairs. Enjoy Asia after-hours, animal ambassadors, summer fare & local brews.

August 26, 2017 • 5:30 – 8 pm

  • Gates open at 5:30 pm.
  • Performances begin at 6 pm.
  • Free admission to Zoo members.
  • General admission for non-members.
  • Refreshments, beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase.No outside food or beverage permitted.
  • Rain or shine.
Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets.

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Get ready for
National Night Out — America’s Night Against Crime
on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

Food, fun, entertainment at Tarrallton Park, 6 – 8 PM.

Bring the family and meet your neighbors!

Bonus: Do you take your dog on regular walks around the neighborhood?
Then you’ll want to learn about Dog Walker Watch.

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Join us next Sunday, June 4th
 A fun day for you and your dog!


Looking for a canine addition to your family?
The Virginia Beach SPCA will have adoptable dogs onsite.

Not Yet a Member? Learn more today.

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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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