Midnight Madness Adopt-A-Thon (VB Animal Control) 3/20/10

Catch Midnight Madness!
Friends of Virginia Beach Animal Control Announces
3rd Annual Adopt-A-Thon
Virginia Beach, Virginia – 16 March 2010 – The Friends of Virginia Beach Animal Control (FOVBAC) hopes to see you this Saturday evening at the Virginia Beach Animal Control shelter for the 3rd Annual Midnight Madness Adopt-A-Thon.

“Families are so busy this time of year, so we’re hoping that the extended hours of this event will accommodate more schedules,” said Leigh Penner, FOVBAC’s president and founder.  “There are so many sweet, wonderful animals at the shelter right now that are in urgent need of a forever home.  And Midnight Madness is always a fun event. There will be special gifts for “Dog of the Night” and “Cat of the Night” and some great prizes giveaways, including a $50 gift card to Outback Steak House for one lucky adopter!”

Some adopters will receive gift cards from Care-A-Lot and Pet Smart.  Paws and Purrs will offer free grooming for six adopted dogs during the event.  Additionally, the Virginia Beach Animal Control Shelter will offer $5 rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats from 5 – 7 pm.  Staff and volunteers will be available to answer any questions you have and help you find a special new addition to your family.
Mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual Midnight Madness! 

Saturday March 20
5pm – Midnight
Virginia Beach Animal Control
2665 Leroy Road, Virginia Beach, VA
The Friends of Virginia Beach Animal Control was founded by caring and concerned citizens of Virginia Beach to help the animals in our municipal shelter.  Each year, the City of Virginia Beach takes in thousands of unwanted, stray and surrendered animals to its municipal animal shelter.

Please visit our Web site to view adoptable pets, learn more about our organization and how you can help.

Hampton Roads center for Civic Engagement

Civic Summit Set for April 10 and You’re Invited!
–Hampton Roads citizens to gather for 2nd annual civic engagement summit
“Today’s challenges require the informed participation of the public and government organizations that are proactive about the engagement of their citizens.”

—Jim Oliver, HRCCE Chair

We hope you’re planning to join us for the 2nd Annual Civic Engagement Summit, Searching for Citizenship, which will take place at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, April 10, 2010. The half-day summit will feature two nationally-known speakers with deep ties to Hampton Roads.

Bob O’Neill, executive director of the ICMA (International City/County Management Association), is a former Hampton city manager; and Bill Schneider, former CNN senior political analyst, is from Portsmouth.

Presenting Sponsor:

Towne Bank


Saturday, April 10, 2010

8:30 a.m. – Gathering for coffee
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. –  Program
    Democracy is feeling pretty messy these days.

  • We will talk about that and where citizens fit into problem-solving.
  • The Citizens Information and Communication Team will bring the results of the information and trust work started by the attendees of last year’s summit.
  • Working together, we will start the dialogue on accountability and civic engagement.
Admission to the summit is free, but registration is required.

You can register by clicking on the button above, or on the HRCCE Website.

You can download our flier for the event by clicking HERE

Bob O'NeillRobert J. “Bob” O’Neill

Executive Director, ICMA (International City/County Management Association). Bob O’Neill is well-known in Hampton Roads and in the country as a leading advocate for excellence in government. ICMA is on the frontline of the changing relationship between government and citizens.

Bill SchneiderBill Schneider

Hirst Professor & Senior Fellow and Resident Scholar, Third Way Author, scholar and former CNN senior political analyst, Mr. Schneider is also a Portsmouth native. He has been called “the Aristotle of American politics.” In 1997, Washingtonian magazine named Schneider one of the 50 most influential Washington journalists.

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Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666-4350
(757) 315-1610

HRCCEAbout Hampton Roads Center for Civic Engagement:

The mission of the Center is to support sustainable deliberative democracy in Hampton Roads and to connect public decision making with civil dialogue and the informed judgment of the region’s citizens.

Community Partners:

HRP WHRO Planning Council

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