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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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The second annual Sky Art event will be Saturday, May 19, at 10 a.m.
 
“Help us create a unique piece of art – but leave the paints and crayons at home! Sky Art uses people on the ground wearing designated colors to form a “living image,” which is photographed from above by a photographer on a crane. 

The result will be a unique poster. The Zoo’s submission will be entered in a contest 
among other zoo entries across the country.

Support plant conservation and help us make our 2012 Sky Art picture! 
 
Registration is required. Click here for the registration form.”
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Sky Art is fun for the whole family, so get the kids involved!
The cost is $10 per child and $15 per adult, which includes entry to the zoo and a commemorative t-shirt.  Don’t wait – sign up today!

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An orangutan performs aerial gymnastics in Sumatra. Photo by Thorsten Bachner.

     This Saturday, July 16th, join hundreds of locals to create an aerial masterpiece at the Virginia Zoo. The Zoo is hosting its first-ever creation of Sky Art. With a donation of just $10 per child or $15 per adult, you will receive a brown or green t-shirt and become part of a picture depicting the Zoo’s orangutans swinging through the jungle. 

 
     Visit the Sky Art link above to download and fill out a registration form. Return the form as instructed to ensure your place in the crowd. Participants will receive a t-shirt, free entry to the Zoo on Saturday, and a digital copy of the Sky Art photo.

     The money raised will then go to support the Elizabeth River Project and the Orangutan Foundation International – so what’s not to love? Okay – there is one catch:  participants must be at the Zoo early on Saturday – the event takes place at 8 AM  (yawwwwn…..stre-e-e-e-etch). But you can do it – really!

     Even more fun – the photo will then be entered in a national competition run by the Association for Zoological Horticulture. But no matter the results, you can still be a part of history by claiming your place in the Zoo’s first piece of Sky Art. Have fun!  ~~  Jen
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Orangutan photo by Thorsten Bachner, courtesy of Wikimedia.org, via Creative Commons license.

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