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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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Zoo PartyFrom my Inbox to yours:

The Virginia Zoo is hosting a Party for the Planet on Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  
It’s a celebration of Earth and animals that will bring out your wild side, and provide information about conservation steps you can take to protect natural habitats locally and around the world.
Activities and exhibits will include informational presentations, animal enrichment activities and crafts at the Zoo Event Pavilion.
Watch keepers demonstrate the enrichment activities they use to promote our animals’ social, mental and physical health and well-being.
Talk to environmental experts and learn how all life — including humans — affects the environment, the lives of other species and our lives, too.
The Zoo Event Pavilion will also feature performances by local folk artist Bob Zentz!
All activities are included with admission. For more details go to virginiazoo.org.

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