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Bring your dog (or cat) to the Painting N Pups fundraiser and take home a masterpiece (based on your talent and your pet’s cooperation.) Kids are welcome, too!

Proceeds benefit Saver of Souls Pet Rescue.

Get event details here:


Fundraiser flier

Little Creek Veterinary Clinic is not associated with this event. We just thought you’d like to know about it!

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End your summer vacation with a bang — or a growl, hoot, or roar — with these fun things to do at the Virginia Zoo:

Thursday, August 23rd: Cocktails & Conservation
Take your networking to the next level. Specifically, with cheetahs!Join the Virginia Zoo at Cocktails & Conservation for a night of education, drinks and socializing with the area’s top professionals. The special attraction of the night will be three 3-month old cheetah ambassadors making an appearance after a fascinating presentation from Mary Wykstra, Director of Action for Cheetahs in Kenya, about the species in the wild and measures taken to protect their future.

Saturday, August 25th: Bowling For Rhinos (at Pinboys in VB)
Come help us strike out extinction at Tidewater AAZK’s Bowling for Rhinos! It will be a fun evening including bowling, a silent auction, door prizes and more! Bring your family and friends to this all ages event and contribute to international rhino conservation!

Friday, August 31st: Zoovies Feat. “Zootopia”
Join the Zoo for a night the whole family will roar about! Bring the kiddos or your friends to Zoovies, an outdoor movie night at the Virginia Zoo. This month we feature Zootopia, a comedic animal tale that is fun for all ages.

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Friday, August 26: Art Show and Raffle to Benefit CHKD

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Dr. Miele’s eldest daughter, Alexandra Whiteside, will be exhibiting a large collection of her artwork, alongside that of her husband, James Whiteside — and you can win a piece of art for your home.

The art opening, silent auction, and raffle will be held at COBALT in Hampton, for the benefit of Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, on Friday, August 26th from 6 – 9 PM. Please join us for this special reception!

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Zoo Grooves returns to the Virginia Zoo this weekend with a performance by local music act, The Deloreans.

Zoo Grooves

Saturday, August 27: Ready to Groove?
Join us for a rockin’ good time with live music at the Zoo for one last time this summer! Bring your blanket and your lawn chairs, enjoy Asia after-hours, animal ambassadors, summer fare & local brews.

Gates open at 5:30 pm.

Performances begin at 6 pm featuring The Deloreans 80’s Band.

Free admission for Zoo members and general admission costs apply for non-members.

Refreshments, beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase. No outside food or beverage permitted. Rain or shine!

We know how much you all LOVE The Deloreans and their 80’s vibe… Come to ZooGrooves dressed in all your 1980’s glory and we’ll be giving out prizes for the most rad outfits at the concert.
Big hair, neon and fitness wear encouraged!


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Following the example of Saint Francis of Assisi, area Christian churches are offering pet blessings this week.

Find the one closest to you:

St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church
5345 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Blessing of the Animals will be held Saturday, October 4th at Noon in the Pavilion.
All animals are welcome.


Christ the King Catholic Church
3401 Tidewater Dr.
Norfolk, VA 23509
Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, October 4th at 9 AM in the school parking lot. Donations of pet food for the Norfolk SPCA will be gratefully accepted.

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
6400 Newport Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23505
Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 5th at 4 PM in the church parking lot.
Bring your pet (on a leash or contained) or bring a picture of your pet.

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
7400 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23505
Sunday, October 5th at 10 AM
Blessing of the Animals and Holy Eucharist Rite II
“Bring your cats and dogs and cows that go moo,
Your sheep and llama and your bull named Blue,
Your fish, your pig or your Siamese cat,
And yes, you are welcome to bring your pet bat.
Have you a turtle? One, maybe two or three,
Or ferrets and snakes that sit on your knee?
Is your dragon real or maybe just myth?
Either way bring it to church on October 5th!
An animal blessing is what we will hold
For animal lovers both young and old.
So, clean out those cages and wash up your pet.
Bring them all out and a blessing they’ll get.”

Episcopal Church of the Ascension
405 Talbot Hall Road
Norfolk, VA 23505
Sunday, October 5th at 11 AM – Noon
Blessing of the Animals & Holy Eucharist Rite II

Where: Nave
We will hold our annual Blessing of the Animals service in the River Pavilion at 11:00. Bring your 4-legged, feathered, leathered, furry, finned (or stuffed) family members for a rollicking time of song and joy. Invite your friends and neighbors, and once again we will be taking donations of items (we could use paper towels, bleach, bowls, leashes, collars, treats, food [puppy & adult], puppy pads. etc.) to help New Leash K-9 Rescue:


Historic St. Luke’s Church
14477 Benns Church Blvd.
Smithfield, VA 23430
Come and celebrate with us at our Annual Blessing of the Animals, Sunday, October 5th at 2 PM, to honor the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Animals.
During this traditional ceremony acknowledging all living creatures as part of creation, each pet will receive an individual blessing.
Contact us for more information or check out our gift shop to pick up our book about the event, called Lili of St. Luke’s.

All efforts have been made to ensure that the above-listed information is correct. We recommend you call the church of your choice to check the date, time and location before leaving home!

Also happening this weekend:

Bark in the Park & 5K Doggy Dash 
to benefit the Chesapeake Humane Society.

Register here.

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Woo Hoo!

     Last month I posted an entry titled “Art Attack” in which I mentioned sponsoring a cane for Catholic Charities’ “Raising Cane” event.  My brother-in-law Jimi painted the cane with scenes of hedgehogs frolicking in the leaves.  We just found out that Jimi’s cane has won a prize! 

     Come to the open reception tonight at Pembroke Mall, from 6-8 PM to find out where Jimi placed in the competition.  Look for his cane “Hedgies in the Hedges.”  Raising Cane benefits the frail elderly in Hampton Roads.  The display of canes will last through September 19th.  We hope to see you at the reception tonight!  ~~  Jen

Raising Cane for Catholic Charities

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     One of my most favorite things in the world is original artwork created by people like you and me.  There is a wealth of talent to be found in Hampton Roads.  I haven’t personally acquired or commissioned enough pieces to call myself a Patron of the Arts, but I enjoy supporting the artists I know through my encouragement and (occasional) acquisitions.  Even better is when art is gifted to me, such as this drawing by my friend Mark Charles Duncan. 

Canis Lupus by Mark Charles Duncan


     My friends Mark and Debra gave this piece to me as a Valentine’s Day gift many years ago.  It hangs in my office, where I can see it and think of them every day. 

     As you may recall from previous posts, I am a fan of local watercolor phenom Eileen Stouter and have purchased several of her paintings.  Mrs. Stouter also donated three pieces which hang in the clinic waiting room.  Two of my favorites: 

Watercolor by Eileen Stouter


Watercolor by Eileen Stouter


     Last weekend, I had the pleasure of discovering the Gallery On the York, in Yorktown.  The Gallery features works by a number of artists, each carefully selected by the Board of Directors.  I found some favorite pieces among the bunch, but alas, I could not take them all home with me.  However, I did find this little gem: 

Tea Party by Carolyn Brunty DeLizzio


     I absolutely adore this tiny Tea Party.  I plan to frame it and give it to my niece.  If I hear any whispers that Evie does not love it as much as I do, I will snatch it back.  Of course, she’s only 7 months old, so I’ll have to cut her some slack. 

     All of this brings me to a local art-based fundraiser, in which you or anyone else can participate. 

Raising Cane for Catholic Charities


     Raising Cane is a fundraiser to benefit the elderly in our area.  Purchase a cane for $25 from Catholic Charities (5361 Virginia Beach Blvd in Virginia Beach) before August 13th and decorate the cane however you wish.  Return your masterpiece to the Catholic Charities office by September 10th.  the canes will be displayed at Pembroke Mall and a reception will be held for participants on Opening Night, September 17th.  

     I purchased a cane on which my sister Alexandra and her husband Jimi plan to paint hedgehogs frolicking among the leaves.  You can paint, glue, carve or knit (I’ve actually considered knitting a Cane Cozy.  Too bad I don’t know how to knit.) whatever you wish.  The canes are for display only; they do not have to remain practical for use.  Interested?  Call 456-2366 ext. 504 or 521 OR visit today and start Raising Cane!  ~~  Jen

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