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          • 8:00 pm
            December 2, 2019

            201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

            201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

            A Motown Christmas stars The Motown Experience, a world-class vocal group comprised of past and present members of Motown’s most legendary groups including The Temptations, The Miracles, The Capitols, and more.”

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          • 7:00 pm
            December 5, 2019

            201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

            201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

            Please join Virginia Voices International on December 5, 2019 for a family event that will make your Christmas season merry and bright! Our production will include fun-filled Christmas tunes, Christmas carols, the Elf on the Shelf, dancers, Mr. and Mrs. Claus, a 60-voice choir, a nativity scene and much more.”

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          • 7:30 pm
            December 6, 2019

            4509 Commerce Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

            4509 Commerce Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

            The Voices of Virginia form the Governor’s School for the Arts recently toured Japan with their show BELIEVE and will be presenting a live concert at the Z December 6-8. The show is a celebration of the Norfolk-Kitakyushu Sister City Relationship and celebrates 60 years of popular music including Classic rock, pop, soul, Motown and more.

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          • 7:30 pm
            December 7, 2019

            4509 Commerce Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

            4509 Commerce Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

            The Voices of Virginia form the Governor’s School for the Arts recently toured Japan with their show BELIEVE and will be presenting a live concert at the Z December 6-8. The show is a celebration of the Norfolk-Kitakyushu Sister City Relationship and celebrates 60 years of popular music including Classic rock, pop, soul, Motown and more.

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          • 2:00 pm
            December 8, 2019

            4509 Commerce Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

            4509 Commerce Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

            The Voices of Virginia form the Governor’s School for the Arts recently toured Japan with their show BELIEVE and will be presenting a live concert at the Z December 6-8. The show is a celebration of the Norfolk-Kitakyushu Sister City Relationship and celebrates 60 years of popular music including Classic rock, pop, soul, Motown and more.

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          • 3:00 pm
            December 15, 2019

            201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

            201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

            Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s stopping by to be a part of the VSO’s ever-popular Jingle Bell Jam! Celebrate the magic of the season with an afternoon that showcases the music of the holidays…”

          • 7:00 pm
            December 15, 2019

            201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

            201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

            Join us for the must-see holiday tradition of the season – Holiday Pops! There’s no better way to lift your spirits than with seasonal songs and traditional carols delivered in full sound and spectacle by the Virginia Symphony…”

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          • 7:30 pm
            December 20, 2019

            201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

            201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

            Join Ballet Virginia for ‘The Nutcracker’ and experience the beauty and wonder of this breathtaking ballet classic….”

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          • 2:00 pm
            December 21, 2019

            201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

            201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

            Join Ballet Virginia for ‘The Nutcracker’ and experience the beauty and wonder of this breathtaking ballet classic….”

          • 7:30 pm
            December 21, 2019

            201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

            201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

            Join Ballet Virginia for ‘The Nutcracker’ and experience the beauty and wonder of this breathtaking ballet classic….”

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          • 2:00 pm
            December 22, 2019

            201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

            201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

            Join Ballet Virginia for ‘The Nutcracker’ and experience the beauty and wonder of this breathtaking ballet classic….”

          • 7:30 pm
            December 22, 2019

            201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

            201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

            Join Ballet Virginia for ‘The Nutcracker’ and experience the beauty and wonder of this breathtaking ballet classic….”

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Best Fruit Fly Traps

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Using apple cider vinegar to trap the tiny terrors

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You got fruit because you need fruit, and after a few days you see one. Then another, and another. You walk over to the fruit bowl and move a banana, and five take flight. Just like that, you have a fruit fly infestation.

The get into your home on the fruit you buy, and hatch from tiny, imperceptible eggs to feast on over-ripe food.

Once inside, each female can lay 500 eggs, and those eggs can be mature adults as little as 10 days, so it’s a good idea to get on top of the issue early.

Two simple apple cider vinegar contraptions – one using a champagne flute and one a bowl and cellophane – can make quick work of your fruit fly problem.

The Traps

For contraption one, simply pour a tablespoon or two of apple cider vinegar into the bottom of a wide bowl and cover tightly with cellophane.

In the center of the cellophane, use a sharp pencil to poke a single hole, large enough for a fruit fly to crawl into. That’s it, you’re done.

If you’d like to go even simpler, pour a little of the apple cider vinegar into the bottom of a champagne flute or wine glass and – well, that’s it.

Drawn by the irresistible allure of the vinegar the flies get as close to the liquid as they can, and the steep sides of the glass mean they inevitably fall in and drown, unable to crawl out.

Observations

To be most effective, your trap shouldn’t have to compete with other attractions, so move fruit for a couple of days to the refrigerator.

Also make sure not to place the trap directly under an hvac register, which can stir up the air and make it harder for your quarry to find its meal.

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