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Peninsula Caged Bird Society presents:

Bird show correct (2)

 

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Save the date!

On May 8th, Alexandra Whiteside, a local builder and artist — and Dr. Miele’s eldest daughter — will reveal the secrets hidden in the ornate hand-carved woodwork throughout the historic Hermitage Museum. Once the private residence of Florence and William Sloane, the house was designed by the couple to live on as a museum for the benefit of our community.

As a Hermitage docent some years ago, Alexandra took advantage of the opportunity to study the intricate wood carvings up-close. Now, after delving into the museum’s archives — including Mrs. Sloane’s carefully preserved notes, letters, and receipts — Alexandra reveals the secret symbols that are ingrained in the soul of the Hermitage Museum.  

May 8: Ingrained: The Symbolism of Woodwork at the Hermitage

HermitageAlexandra Whiteside, Owner, Chelsea Custom Contracting 
The master woodcarvers who plied their craft at the Hermitage were among the last of their kind. This lecture will explore and rediscover the history and, in some cases, the long-forgotten symbolic meanings behind these ornate carvings.

Suggested donation to the museum is $3.
Details here 

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May 8th seems a long way off. Looking for something to do in the meantime?

Lucky you:  The Second Annual World of Pets Expo is right around the corner!

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Come to the Hampton Roads Convention Center* (Hampton) on Saturday, February 15th or Sunday, February 16th for all kinds of animal fun and learning opportunities. Admission is $9 for adults, $5 for kids 5-12, and free for kids under 5. You can even bring a well-behaved pet on a leash, if you follow the rules.

Visit the World of Pets Expo website to find out when you can see dog agility demonstrations, cat agility demos (yes, really!), rare exotic birds, and adorable fancy mice. You’ll also see the latest pet products, adoptable pets, and dog shows including the famous Dock Dogs and Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix

For a little extra, treat the kids to a pony ride and petting zoo fun. There’s so much more, we can’t possibly list it all!

*Bonus treat: You can see one of Alexandra Whiteside’s large-scale abstract paintings, titled “Monroe Battery 1,” featured in the HRCC’s Halls of Art!

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I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

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All photos by Jennifer Miele, at Lone Star Lakes Park in Suffolk.

P.S. I see a swan in the clouds in the first picture. Do you?

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