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Join Virginia Tech Rec Sports for our FREE Youth Swim Day event at McComas Hall on Saturday, December 8th 10 AM-12PM.


They will be offering free youth swim lessons to all ages and skill levels. NO UNIVERSITY AFFILIATION REQUIRED so anyone who is interested can come. We do have limited space so you must register prior to the event.

Preschool Levels Register Here: bit.ly/2zPlI2H
Levels 1-6 Register Here: bit.ly/2PWGMNK

Information and photo provided by VA Tech Rec Sports

 

Blacksburg VA Home Sales October 2018

by Desi Sowers

VA Momentum presents the 1st Annual Blacksburg Turkey Trot and The Gobble Gobble Kids Dash on Thursday, November 22, 2018 starting and ending at the intersection of Draper Road and Roanoke Street in downtown Blacksburg, VA.

Race Schedule:

• 8:00 am: Gobble Gobble Kids Dash Begins

• 8:15 am: Announcements & National Anthem

• 8:30 am: Blacksburg Turkey Trot Begins

• ~9:30 am: Awards Presentation

The Blacksburg Turkey Trot is the perfect mix of fun and fitness on Thanksgiving morning. The 5k course is designed with all skill levels of walkers and runners in mind! It's ideal for first-timers and veteran runners alike. The Turkey Trot is a professionally timed event, you'll receive a race bib and chip timing device at packet pickup, but don't let that deter you from coming dressed in your favorite Thanksgiving-themed running gear!

The Gobble Gobble Kids Dash is a can't-miss tradition for kids ages 3-12 on Thanksgiving. The Kids Dash features all the excitement of the Blacksburg Turkey Trot and we'll kick it off with some music and warm-ups. They'll be energized by the roar of the crowd and feel the freedom of wind in their face as they run through the streets (Draper Road) of Blacksburg. Kids Dash participants will finish prior to the start of the Blacksburg Turkey Trot. 

Information and photo provided by VA Momentum

Adventures in the New River Valley: 2018 YMCA Craft Fair

by Desi Sowers

The YMCA at Virginia Tech presents their 49th Annual YMCA Craft Fair at the Blacksburg Community Center on Friday, November 9, 2018, through Sunday, November 11, 2018

YMCA Craft Fair Schedule:

• Friday, November 9th from 1:00-7:00 pm

• Saturday, November 10th from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

• Sunday, November 11th from 12:00-4:00 pm

Join us for the 49th annual YMCA Craft Fair! Get ready for the holidays when you shop juried vendors and celebrate the beauty and diversity of handmade art.

This year also features coffee, teas and baked good from Bollo's, food trucks, live music and other fun family entertainment!

Information provided by the YMCA at Virginia Tech

The National Weather Service Office presents their 2018 Open House on Saturday, October 20, 2018, any time between 10:00 am until 3:000 pm.

Come out to the National Weather Service in Blacksburg, VA for a tour of the facility and learn how the weather affects our region and what tools we use to observe, forecast, and communicate the weather.

The guided tour will last roughly an hour (the last tour group will start at 3:00 pm), and while there could be some initial wait time after you arrive and sign up, there will be other activities and displays outside to keep you occupied during any wait time.

Activities include:

• Watch a Simulated Weather Balloon Launch

• Hands-On Experiments

• Child-Friendly Weather Activities and Games

• Virginia Department of Transportation Snow Plow

• Virginia Department of Emergency Management communications Trailer

• Virginia Tech Meteorology / Storm Chasers

• Learn How Radar Works

Information and photo provided by the National Weather Service

Blacksburg VA Home Sales August 2018

by Desi Sowers

Blacksburg United Methodist Church presents their 2018 Back-to-School Block Party on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the Blacksburg UMC playground.

Families with kids in 5th grade or younger are invited to celebrate Back to School with us at a neighborhood Block Party. Have fun and make new friends as you enjoy the giant inflatable obstacle course, cupcake walk, face painting, games, crafts, and prizes!

This event is free and open to the community. No RSVP, just stop by. 

Photo and information provided by Blacksburg UMC

 

Adventures in the New River Valley: Farmfest 2018

by Desi Sowers

Join the New River Land Trust for FarmFest 2018 at Glade Road Growing, a conserved 48-acre property in Blacksburg, VA, on Saturday, September 1, 2018, from 5pm to 10pm.

Event Schedule:

• 5:00-6:00 pm: Farm Tour

• 6:00-10:00 pm: Music, Food, Ice Cream

• 6:00-8:00 pm: Make Bird Houses at the Kid’s Tent

• 6:45-7:15 pm: Guided Bird Walk

They will have live music from Swampcandy, food from Tabula Rasa on Glade, ice cream from Homestead Creamery, a farm tour and activities for the kids. 

Information and photo provided by New River Land Trust

Blacksburg VA Home Sales July 2018

by Desi Sowers

Adventures in the New River Valley: 2018 Steppin' Out ®

by Desi Sowers

The 38th Annual Steppin' Out® festival will be held in downtown Blacksburg on Friday, August 3, 2018 from 10:00 am - 11:00 pm and Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 10:00 am - 10:00 pm.

Steppin' Out is Southwest Virginia's premier street celebration! Steppin' Out® features over 200 artists and crafts people from around the United States selling unique handcrafted items: jewelry, pottery, textiles, metal work, basketry, stained & fused glass, yard art, fine art, furniture, toys, artisan foods and so much more!

Admission is free! Town of Blacksburg metered parking is all free and Blacksburg Transit provides free shuttles to get you there without the hassles.


Information and Photo credit to Downtown Blacksburg

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