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Happy Holidays

by Desi Sowers

Come celebrate the Winter Festival at Children's Museum of Blacksburg this Saturday December 16th from 2:00PM until 4:30PM.  There will be holiday-themed science experiments, build snowflakes, play snow games, and make winter art!

Winter festival activities are included in guest admission and free for members.

Information and photo provided from the Children's Museum of Blacksburg

Adventures in the New River Valley: Christmas at Claytor Lake

by Desi Sowers

Claytor Lake State Park presents their annual Christmas at Claytor on Saturday, December 9, 2017, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Water's Edge Meeting Facility.

Celebrate Christmas at Claytor Lake! Make winter crafts, enjoy refreshments, play a few holiday games, or participate in our Gingerbread House Competition.

Santa will be visiting our park for pictures, $5.00 picture fee, and children can write a letter to Santa that we will personally deliver. Santa will also be reading stories at 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, and 4:30 pm.

The Polar Express Hayride will be running if the weather is favorable and not too cold!. The hayride is free and will leave the Water's Edge Meeting Facility every half hour starting at 1:30 pm until 5:00 pm.

Information and photo from Claytor Lake

Adventures in the New River Valley: Blacksburg Holiday Market

by Desi Sowers

Head to downtown Blacksburg this Saturday November 18th 9:00 AM-2:00 PM for the Holiday Market at Market Square Park.

The first Holiday Market of the season is going to be a great one! Put a dent in that Christmas list with handmade local art, pottery and so much more! Shop locally for handmade gifts and goods in addition to our regular fare.

Information and photo provided by the Blacksburg Farmers Market

Christiansburg VA Home Sales October 2017

by Desi Sowers

Come out to Sinkland Farms for the final weekend of the 2017 Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, October 28, 2017.

Don't miss the popular autumn family tradition this fall at Sinkland Farms Pumpkin Festival. This award winning festival features lots of fun activities for all ages to celebrate the fall harvest season.

Saturday, October 28th Special Events Schedule:

• All Day: Art in the Barn

• All Day: Chainsaw Exhibit

• All Day: Wine Tastings from Iron Heart Winery

• 12:00-1:00 pm: Cloggers

• 1:30-4:30 pm: Music from 3 Minute Lovin' (Barn Stage)

• 1:30-4:30 pm: Music from Mitch Clark (Back Porch Stage)

Admission price is $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for kids (toddlers under 2 are free). With admission, you and your family will be able to take a hay ride to pick your Great Pumpkin (pumpkins are extra) out of our 10 acre patch, tour the 2017 corn maze depicting a well loved sport in agriculture, visits to the farm animal barn and an all new Kid's Zone with many new features will provide kids lots of fun activities.

Extras include art and crafts vendor booths, pony rides, horseback trail rides and wine tastings. Pumpkins, fall décor and some of Virginia's Finest products are for sale in the cottage shoppe. For snacks and food, you will find Kettle Korn, Ice cream, great home cooked food and a coffee bar, with hot chocolate and cider. Food is individually priced.

Information and photo from Sinkland Farm.

Adventures in the New River Valley: Repair Café

by Desi Sowers

The Habitat ReStore in Christiansburg is hosting a repair café on Saturday, October 14th 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Do you have broken items lying around the house?  Don’t want to have to replace the item?  This event is a place where you can bring the broken item in to be fixed by people skilled in fixing such items.  They are a lot of fun and serve to help the community resist the throwaway economy.

Since this is the first of this kind of event, repairs will be limited to; Small Appliances, Sewing, Furniture, IT help and knife sharpening.  If the item cannot be repaired they will try and diagnose and make recommendations on where to get the item repaired. 

There will also be a repair fair in the parking lot to help people learn how to do some basic home improvements to make their homes more sustainable. 

Information and photo provided by New River Valley TimeBank

 

Spend this Saturday October 7th with the Virginia Tech Police Department for their 6th Annual Community Day.  The festivities start at 11:00 AM  on the Virginia Tech Drillfield and continue until 2:00 PM. 

Students, employees, and the general public are invited to attend the free event that will include activities for people of all ages and to learn more about the award-winning and nationally accredited police department.

Activities and Demonstrations include:

• Law Enforcement Obstacle Course

• Drunk Goggle Carts

• Drive Smart VA - Texting While Driving Simulator

• Dunk-a-Cop

• K-9 Demonstrations

• Regional Dive Team

• Donut Eating Contest

• Carilion Lifeguard Helicopter Crew Demonstration

• Virginia Tech Police Department's Emergency Response Team Demos

• Bloodmobile

The event will also include free food and prizes. Several community organizations will be on hand to share information and talk with participants about their organizations.

Information and photo provided by the Virginia Tech Police Department

Blacksburg VA Home Sales August 2017

by Desi Sowers

Adventures in the New River Valley: Self-Defense Class

by Desi Sowers

The Aware Foundation presents a free Self-Defense Class on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Depot Park in Christiansburg, VA.  Come out and learn practical skills to help you defend yourself.

This is a free class and all are welcome. No pre-registration is required.

Note: Please wear comfortable clothing to participate.

The Aware Foundation promotes safety awareness for the missing and endangered, assists families in the location of and advocacy for the missing, endangered, and murdered or assaulted, works with law enforcement agencies and media outlets on missing person cases and educates students and communities on the dangers of predatory violence. 

Information and photo provided by Aware Foundation

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