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Hello! Dr. Miele will be taking a long weekend, and will be out of the office from Saturday, May 26th through Monday, May 28th (Memorial Day).

Dr. Miele will resume regular appointment hours at Little Creek Veterinary Clinic on Tuesday, May 29th. Call 757-583-2619 to schedule your pet’s appointment. Some openings are still available this week on Friday.

Emergency care for your pets is provided by Blue Pearl in Virginia Beach. Call 757-499-5463 if your pet parties a little too hard this weekend.

And what will you be doing with your time off? We’ve got some ideas for you:

  1. Grab a frozen treat at Penguin’s Snoballs (in front of the Roosevelt Shopping Center on East Little Creek Road).
  2. Let your inner child out to play at the St. Pius X Parish & School Carnival — open to everyone! (At the corner of Halprin and East Little Creek Road).
  3. Go see Solo: A Star Wars Story. No, it’s not Harrison Ford “CGI’d” to look 1/3rd his age. Go see it anyway.
  4. Prefer your entertainment on-stage? Grab tickets to the Sondheim musical “A Little Night Music,” now showing at The Little Theatre of Norfolk.
  5. Take in the awe-inspiring wonders of Lantern Asia by night, only at the Norfolk Botanical Garden.
  6. Visit the Hampton National Cemetery and remember the fallen, including those who died far from home.

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Therapy dogs are known to be a great help to children who are nervous about reading in front of adults. If you don’t have a dog at home (or even a willing cat), we have good news: Norfolk Public Libraries are on board with therapy dogs to help children read.

Tales to Tails is available at three branches in Norfolk: Barron F. Black Branch (E. Tanners Creek Dr.), Blyden Branch (E. Princess Anne Rd.), and Slover Library (E. Plume St.)

Visit NorfolkPublicLibrary.org for a full list of classes and registration forms.

Click the photo below to enlarge, for more information and to meet a therapy dog!

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Are you ready to shake off your cabin fever with
a pet-friendly event in Norfolk, VA?
We’ve got the perfect solution —
Norfolk Botanical Garden is opening up to dogs EVERY DAY in February!

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You can even spend Valentine’s Day with the one you love — your dog! — in Norfolk’s most beautiful natural attraction.

Date and Time:
Dates: February 1 – 28, 2017
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Enjoy the Garden all month in February…..ride your bike or bring FIDO for a walk.  Either way, you will enjoy discovering the Garden’s 12 miles of paved pathways – everyday, all month long.

Members: FIDO is FREE (in February), and of course, as a NBG Member, you never pay, during the day,  to come in. (Bring your bike—that’s free too!)

Not Yet Members: Admission for FIDO is just $5.  Bring your your bike – included with your Garden Admission.

FIDO GUIDELINES

  • For the safety of all of our human and furry guests, all dogs must be on a leash.
  • Please remember to bring a few doggie waste bags to pick up after your furry companion. If you forget, we have bags at the tollbooth, front desk, and bag stations in the Garden.
  • Please be mindful of our garden beds. We have 12 miles of paved pathways throughout the Garden for you and FIDO to explore – everywhere except WOW: A Children’s Adventure Garden.

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Don’t let your love of baseball be dampened by a disability. Kids [4 and over] and adults with any type of disability are welcome to join the Ocean View Little League Challenger Dodgers & Mets.

[Learn about the Little League Challenger Division here.]

Sign-up cost is $15 per player. Register today! Contact information for Coach Gary Owens is listed on the flyer below:

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Play ball!

Did You Know?
What’s the connection between Little Creek Veterinary Clinic and Little League Baseball? Our veterinarian spent his youth in Williamsport, PA, home of the Little League World Series!

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For Halloween 2016, plan on having spooky fun with animals that you don’t have to clean up after — because the zookeepers are doing all the dirty work!

The Virginia Zoo is hosting two fun family events in Norfolk, so get ready for a wild time!

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Saturday OCTOBER 15: Night Crawlers Family Sleepover at the Zoo
Ready to trick or treat yourself to a night at the Zoo? All ghouls and ghosts, witches and creatures of the night are invited for a spooktacular evening.

Join the Virginia Zoo for spooky festivities including nighttime games and activities, up-close encounters with our animal ambassadors, a night hike, a behind-the-scenes experience, evening and morning meals and so much more! Costumes are welcome for this wicked night of festive fun.  

Get all the details (cost, time, registration) here.

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Saturday OCTOBER 22:  ZooBoo is Back!
ZooBoo offers families a safe environment to trick-or-treat and enjoy fall fun. Be sure to check out the animal pumpkin encounters, crafts, bounce houses and more!

This Event is held rain-or-shine (notwithstanding dangerous/inclement weather conditions). Inclement weather date is Saturday, Oct. 29.

Only ZooBoo tickets and passes will be accepted; no other tickets, coupons, passes, vouchers or discounts can be used.

Get more details (cost, time) here.

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Autumn is here and, with it, one of my favorite features of October:
the Blessing of the Animals at local churches. This year, the opportunities are a bit more spread out around the calendar, so you’ll have more options to choose a date and church that works for you. 

Saturday October 1st
Christ the King Catholic Church (school parking lot)…Norfolk………..9 – 10:30 AM

Sunday October 2nd
The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd…Norfolk…………………..8 – 9 AM

Wycliffe Presbyterian Church…Virginia Beach……………………………..3 PM

Emmanuel Episcopal Church Virginia Beach…Virginia Beach………..3 PM

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church…Norfolk……………………………….4 PM

Historic St. Luke’s Church……..Smithfield…………………………………….2 – 4 PM

 

Tuesday October 4th
St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church (picnic area)…Virginia Beach…4:30 PM

Saturday October 8th
St. Mary Catholic Church…Chesapeake………10 AM

 

Sunday October 9th
Episcopal Church of the Ascension…Norfolk……………..11 AM – 12:15 PM and 1 – 2 PM

Trinity Episcopal Church…Portsmouth……………………..4 – 5 PM

A Blessing for Animals 
Blessed are You, Lord God,
for all living creatures You have made. 

You keep them in Your care and not one of them
is lost without You knowing. 

They glorify You, each in its own way,
and speak to us of Your beauty and love. 

Bless them and keep them from harm.
They unquestionably accept their place
in the rhythm of Your creation. 

May we respect them and cherish them
for they are Your gift to us;
through them may we come to know You better
and praise You, their Creator. 

Blessed be the love and joy that they bring to us.
Amen. 
~ From http://www.MyCherishedPet.com

 

 

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FIDO Sundays in September returns to the Norfolk Botanical Garden
this month on the 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th.

Enjoy the Garden with FIDO and help support the
Norfolk Animal Care Center. 

Standard garden admission applies; Members get in free.
Pet fee is $5 per dog.

Remember to bring water for yourself and your dog.

Vet note:
All dogs should have up-to-date vaccinations before getting out and about and socializing with other dogs. Contact Us to check your pet’s status and find out whether any boosters are recommended.

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