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For everyone who has loved and lost a special pet, there is National Pet Memorial Day, on September 9th.

Join with others at a free public water lantern ceremony, hosted by Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice, to commemorate your beloved pets.

Sunday, September 9th, 7:30 – 8 PM
Pembroke Meadows Recreation Center
4292 Pembroke Blvd, Virginia Beach

FREE event; open to the public; kids welcome
[This is an outdoor event and is weather-dependent]

Be sure to reserve your lantern now! Email hrvethospice@gmail.com

[Little Creek Veterinary Clinic and Dr. Miele are not associated with this event, but we hope you will enjoy it!]

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It’s that wonderful time of year when Hampton Roads churches
welcome your pets for a special blessing,
in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi.
We’ve rounded up a selection of pet blessings for you.
This year, we’ve added churches in Newport News.
Check with your church if you don’t see its name listed here:

Sunday, October 1
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church…Norfolk……………4 PM
Historic St. Luke’s Church….Smithfield……………………..2-4 PM
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church….Newport News……….1 PM
Use River Road entrance.
Wycliffe Presbyterian Church….Virginia Beach………….2 PM
Accepting donations of pet toys and food for a local animal shelter. 

Wednesday, October 4
St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church….Virginia Beach…4:30 PM
In picnic pavilion.

Saturday, October 7
Christ the King Catholic Church….Norfolk…………………………………9:15-10:15 AM
In school parking lot. Accepting donations of pet food for Norfolk SPCA
Church of the Holy Family….Virginia Beach………………………………11 AM
Hidenwood Presbyterian Church
….Newport News………………….10-11 AM


Sunday, October 8
Emmanuel Episcopal Church side yard….Virginia Beach……..3 PM
Episcopal Church of the Ascension….Norfolk……………………….11 AM-Noon
Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd…Norfolk………………..10:15-11:30 AM
Nimmo United Methodist Church….Virginia Beach……………8:30 AM
Trinity Episcopal Church….Portsmouth……………………………….10:30-11:30 AM

Saturday, October 14
Hilton Christian Church….Newport News………..10 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church….Chesapeake………….10 AM

Sunday, October 15
Baylake United Methodist Church…..Virginia Beach….4PM

We have attempted to accurately reflect each church’s information for the event, but be sure to check with your preferred church for accuracy and any last-minute schedule changes, especially in the event of inclement weather.


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The Avalon Church of Christ is hosting its annual Holiday Train Show this week — and it is a perfect Christmas treat for the family. Get photos with Santa, play the train yard scavenger hunt, enjoy tasty snacks, and chat with Tidewater Big Train Operators who love to share the joy of their model train hobby.

Dr. Miele, a Norfolk veterinarian, has been a model train enthusiast since his childhood. He’s passed the love of trains onto his children — not least of all a son who is now a freight conductor for a major North American railroad!

Whether you’re a fan of model railroads already — or just wondering what all the fuss is about — you’ll want to make time in your busy schedule this week to join in the fun. Grab a friend and go!


The Train Show is FREE and open to the public. Donations are welcome. The show is located at 844 Woodstock Road, Virginia Beach.

There’s nothing like the sights and sounds of multiple trains running at once! Check out these sneak peek videos and slideshow:

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Not sure what you want to do for fun this weekend? We’ve got two ideas for you!

K-9 Karnival at Mount Trashmore Park in Virginia Beach (10 AM to 3 PM)
It’s a day for the dogs as they compete in the 2014 Hyperflite Skyhoundz Local Competition, canine disc contest , 22nd Annual Dog-Gonest  Dog Show, and the Agility Course.
Enjoy canine-related product and service exhibits, rescue organizations and canine demonstrations.
Best of all — admission is FREE.
Click here for more information.

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Bark in the Park at Harbor Park in Norfolk (Gates open at 12:05 PM)
Bring your dog to Harbor Park and enjoy a Sunday afternoon game of Tides baseball with your favorite dog. Tickets for dogs are just $5 each, and the Tides will donate all the proceeds to a local pet-friendly organization.
Humans must purchase their own tickets at regular rates!
Call 757-622-2222 for more information or click here.

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Remember the pet photo contest I told you about? The winners will be announced tomorrow, and you can bring your pet to see the entries yourselves.

From my inbox:
Walk Your Pet in an Art Gallery!
d’ART’s Great American Family Dog & Cat Pet Parade Party
Saturday, August 4, 10am -12 Noon
For 9 years the d’ART Center has partnered with local humaneDog & Cat Photo Contest societies to promote the Art of Photography and the Love of Animals with the Great American Family Dog & Cat Photo Contest.

d’ART’s Pet Photo Exhibition kicks off with a Pet Parade Party on Saturday August 4 from 10 am – 12 Noon. FREE ADMISSION!

Pet Parade PartyGive your pets some culture! Bring your dogs and cats inside to the cool AC and take a walk in the d’ART galleries!

Master of Ceremony, Bob Batcher will lead the Pet Parade and Pet Tricks contests. Pet Photos will be on Exhibit and winners announced.

Area rescue groups will be on hand with  adoptable dogs and cats, including: 

– Norfolk SPCA|
– Norfolk Animal Management
– Virginia Beach SPCA
– Portsmouth Humane Society
– ART Animal Rescue of Tidewater
– Bunnies and Guinea Pigs too 

Face painter Buttarcup will delight the children and Scooby Doo will be greeting guests!

The Great American Pet Photo Exhibition will be on display August 4 – August 31, 2012.

Bring a PET FOOD DONATION to benefit area rescue groups!                                                           

FREE Admission. This fun Family Friendly Pet event is being held at the d’ART Center in the Selden Arcade, 208 East Main St. Norfolk 23510.

For more info please call d’ART @ 757-625-4211.

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     Great news:  we have a limited* number of free tickets to hand out for Get Motivated! at the Ted Constant Convocation Center on Tuesday, September 6th.

     You may have difficulty getting your hands on tickets for the Hampton Coliseum seats – I hear it’s nearly sold out – but there’s still room at the Ted.  Best of all, it’s right in our own backyard.  (In other words, you don’t have to drive through a tunnel to get there!)

     Get Motivated! is the event you’ve been reading about – the billboards are all over town.  If you’d like to hear what Bill Cosby, Mary Buffett, Gen. Colin Powell and others have to say about succeeding in business, this is your best opportunity.  All speakers will be live and in person – and you’ll have Executive Seating, courtesy of Little Creek Veterinary Clinic!

     The event runs from 9 AM to 5:45 PM (doors open at 7:30 AM), so clear your calendar or stay just as long as you can.  The Ted has plenty of vendors, so you won’t go hungry. 

     Still need an incentive to go?  How about the chance to win a $10,000 door prize?  I’m feeling motivated already!

     I have five tickets to give away, but there are “strings” attached:

  1. You must be a current client of Little Creek Veterinary Clinic (in other words, we must have an active record on your pet, showing a visit within the past two years.)
  2. There is a limit of 2 passes per family.  Couples are encouraged to attend – and discuss what you learn at Get Motivated!
  3. You must call, e-mail, or respond in the comment section of this post to claim your ticket by Friday, September 2nd.  We can mail the ticket to you, but we cannot be responsible for lost, damaged, or delayed delivery of the tickets.
  4. *If you contact me early this week, I will arrange for extra passes (I have connections, and I’m not limited to just 5 tickets).

     This is not a “condition” of winning, but if you see me or my sister The Lady Contractor at the event, come over and say “hi!”  ~~  Jen

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