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Adventures in the New River Valley: Pet Portraits with Santa

by Desi Sowers

Students of the Omega Tau Sigma service fraternity at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech will host their annual tradition of photos with Santa for your pets on Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the college’s Blacksburg, VA campus.   Proceeds from the event will benefit animals at the Montgomery County Animal Care and Adoption Center.

Cats, dogs, and exotics (no reptiles) are welcome. All pets must be contained or on a leash and current on vaccinations. Please provide proof of rabies vaccination for dogs and cats upon arrival.

The cost of the session is $10.00 and payment options include cash, check, and Venmo. Customers will receive digital images by email. 

Information and photo provided by Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Thanksgiving is a VERB!

by Desi Sowers

The holiday season is the perfect time of year to show how grateful we are by helping others in need.  Not everyone will spend the holidays in a warm home surrounded by loved ones, but those of us that will can make the season a little bit brighter by donating time, food and gifts to those less fortunate. So, give thanks this year by helping others! To make it a little easier for you to do so, here is a list of places where you can volunteer or make donations in the New River Valley area:

Virginia Salvation Army - There are numerous opportunities to give back to the community via the Salvation Army.  Help feed the hungry this holiday season by volunteering to be a bell ringer, making donations or giving or your time to help their many endeavors.  Click here to find the Salvation Army location closest to you.  Join the Army and make a positive difference in someone’s life this year!

Special Olympics VA - Come help to create a magical holiday celebration for the wonderful athletes that participate in Special Olympics.  What could be more fun than dancing the night away and bringing smiles to the faces of these amazing people?  Contact the organization here to get involved. You will be glad you did!

New River Community Action - This organization provides many services for the most vulnerable residents of the community - the homeless, the disabled, former offenders, and struggling young families.  You can donate here, or give of your time to volunteer.  Volunteer opportunities are numerous and include helping with Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Feeding America Southwest VA - FASWVA makes it so easy for you to help those in need! They are hosting several events where they will be accepting donations as well as providing volunteer opportunities.  With your help, nobody will go hungry this holiday season!

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

Virginia Tech's Japanese Cultural Association will be hosting our annual Fall Matsuri (Festival) on November 11th, 2017 from 12pm-4pm!

Join them on the Graduate Lafe Center lawn and Squires area for food, games, booths and performances.  This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.   The Japanese Cultural Associates welcomes members of the local Montgomery County and surrounding areas to come out and experience Maturi. 

Photo and information provided by the Japanese Cultural Association 

Adventures in the New River Valley: NRV Holiday Expo

by Desi Sowers

Come on over to the New River Valley Fairgrounds for the NRV Holiday Expo this Saturday November 4th 9:00AM to 3 PM.  This year’s expo will feature food, crafts and holiday items from crafters and vendors.  Santa and friends will be on hand for photos.  There will also be a Kid’s pancake breakfast with Santa 9:00AM-10:00AM hosted by J&D’s Rockin’ Weenie Wagon.  General admission is free!

Information and photo from the NRV Fairgrounds

Come out and enjoy the 2017 Annual Radford Highlanders Festival on Saturday, October 21, 9:00AM-5:00PM.  The festival will take place at Bisset Park in Radford.

The Radford Highlander Festival brings together Scottish Highland Games, Celtic music, massed pipe and drum band performance, Scottish clan march, sheep-herding demonstrations, booths from more than 50 craft and food vendors and family friendly entertainment for festival lovers of all ages.

Festival Schedule:

• 9:00 am - Highland Games begin         

• 10:00-10:30 am - Grand Entry - Massed Bands and Scottish Clans

• 10:00 am: Brave Heart 5K Run/Walk begins

Main Stage - Gazebo:

• 9:00-9:20 am: Virginia Highlands Pipes and Drums

• 9:25-9:45 am: Radford Highlanders Pipes and Drums

• 10:30-10:50 am: The Pipers Club

• 10:55 am: Braveheart 5K Announcements

• 11:00 am - 12:00 pm: SYR performs

• 12:15-12:45 pm: The Pipers Club

• 1:00-2:00 pm: Syr

• 2:15-2:45 pm: The Pipers Club

• 3:00-4:00 pm: Syr

Community Stage - Shelter #1:

• 12:00-1:00 pm: Central Fine Arts Academy

• 1:30-2:30 pm: The West End

• 3:00-4:00 pm - PanJammers

Admission is free and and all are welcome.

The festival is a joint partnership with the City of Radford and Radford University.

Information and photo by the Radford Highland Festival

Pulaski VA Home Sales September 2017

by Desi Sowers

Claytor Lake State Park presents Bike Your Park Day: Cruising Claytor on Saturday, September 30, 2017.

Explore Claytor Lake State Park on National Bike Your Park Day. The trails throughout Claytor Lake State Park are perfect for a nice bike ride. Some of these trails have paved areas, others are all dirt, but none are too tricky or steep to bike.

You can ride with a group, yourself, or join us for this guided bike ride along Claytor Lake Trail. The guided ride starts at 10 am at the Claytor Lake Trailhead located between Campgrounds B and C.

It's also National Public Lands Day so there will be no parking fee for park visitors.

 

Video provided by Adventure Cycling Association

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

Adventures in the New River Valley: Virginia Tech Corps Day

by Desi Sowers

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets?  This Saturday September 16th from 11AM-3PM you can have the opportunity to experience  life as a Cadet at Virginia Tech Corps Day

Among the planned activities are pull-up and push-up competition stations, drill practice featuring marching and singing cadences, tactical face painting, dress like a cadet and a chance to race through the Corps of Cadets obstacle course! For kids, there will also be a miniature O-Course.

The Grillfield Food Truck will also be on site for food purchases.

So come on out, bring your friends, and get to know the Corps of Cadets!

Information and photo from Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets

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