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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

 

Come out and see some racing in Radford this weekend.  Motor Mile Speedway presents the Late Model Twin 75's Race on Saturday, September 9, 2017 with the green flag for the first race starting at 7 pm.

Watch the Twin Late Model Stock Car drivers put it all on the line for two 75 lap races at your home for NASCAR Racing in the New River Valley. 

Information and photo provided by Motor Mile Speedway

Visit Gourmet Pantry in Blacksburg, a premiere cooking school for specialty cooking classes.  The off demonstrations and hands-on classes for every skill level.  The classes are taught by enthusiastic chef/instructors that draw from a variety of culinary arts backgrounds. 

The upcoming classes include:

            1. Fresh Mexican-August 26th 6:00-8:30 PM

            2. Tailgating!-September 13th 6:00-8:30 PM

            3. Vegetarian Cooking-September 20th 6:00-8:30 PM

            4. Sichuan Cuisine-September 27th 6:00-8:30 PM

Register online at Gourmet Pantry

Spend some time this fall working on your cooking skills at Gourmet Pantry in Blacksburg.

Information and photo provided from Gourmet Pantry

Come out and enjoy the final day of the New River Valley Fair in Dublin this Saturday July 29th starting at 9:30 am.

Saturday Schedule of Events:
• 9:30 am: Open Sheep Show (Richardson Building Arena)
• 1:00 pm: Beef Cattle Showmanship (Richardson Building Arena)
• 2:00 pm: Gates and Rides Open
• 2:00-3:00 pm: Free Gate Admission (only one hour)
• 2:00-10:00 pm: Exhibit Halls Open
• 2:00 pm: Miss Rodeo Virginia Pageant (Bud Walsh Arena)
• 4:00 pm: Market Goat and Market Lamb Shows (Livestock Arena)
• 4:00 pm: Appalachian Hoedowners Performance (Wysor Building)
• 4:00-6:00 pm: Miss Izzy as Belle presented by Ballet with Miss Rachel (Wysor Building)
• 5:00 pm: Cutest Little Farmer Contest (Wysor Building)
• 6:00 pm: Terry Mullins in Concert (Wysor Building)
• 7:00 pm: Bulls & Barrels (Adults: $10.00, Children 6 & Under: Free)
(Bud Walsh Arena)
• 7:00 pm: Hootin' & Hollerin' Contest (Wysor Building)
• 8:00 pm: Eric Gress in Concert (Back Porch Stage)

The Bulls & Barrels rodeo will be held on Saturday in the Bud Walsh Arena. Tickets are $10.00 for Grandstand Seating and children 6 & under are free. 

The New River Valley Fairgrounds is located at 5581 Fairgrounds Circle in Dublin, VA.

Photo provided by the NRV Fair

Adventures in the New River Valley: Home Expo 2017

by Desi Sowers

The New River Valley Home Builders Association (NRVHBA) presents their Home Expo 2017 starting on Friday, March 10, 2017 and continuing through Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the Christiansburg Recreation Center.

Home Expo Schedule:
• Friday, March 10th: 4:00-8:00 pm
• Saturday, March 11th: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
• Sunday, March 12th: 12:00-5:00 pm

 

The NRVHBA has put all your home care needs into one convenient location. Whether you are looking to build a brand-new home or remodel your current one, this is the place to be. We will have a floor full of local, trusted professionals who are available to answer your home care questions, provide you reliable resources and quick quotes, as well as show you sample of their skills and services.

A few of the activities you and your kids can participate in are; kids zone, cooking contest, silent auction and how-to clinics.  Come out this weekend and enjoy this fun event.  Admission is $5.00 for adults and free for children 18 and under with paying adult. 

The Price House Nature Center is offering Family programs every Saturday 9am-1pm.  Come explore the nature center where you can see birds nesting, frogs and toads in the pond and how the beautiful butterfly garden is growing.  Each week they offer a different family friendly activity, so load up the kids and experience nature in Blacksburg!

For more information visit their Facebook page

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