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Clean Commute & Bike Month are coming soon. Details here.
CASH MOBS ARE BACK!
Please join us for the next Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. Cash Mob.
Wednesday May 22. Meet at 56:02pm in the National Bank of Blacksburg parking lot on Roanoke St.
Please bring along 1 inch binders to donate to RAFT Crisis Hotline for Volunteer Training Manuals.
We will shop in a locally owned store and then celebrate in a locally operated restaurant.Remember the rules:
Meet 3 new people
Support local businesses
Downtown Cash Mob dates for 2013May 22- with RAFT Crisis Hotline- bring 1 inch binders
September 25- with Micah's Backpacks
October 24- with the YMCA
Art Crawl with Scavenger Hunt
Friday June 7, 5-8pm
Details to follow soon
Dr. Steve Jacobs, O.D
is holding a "Spring in the Valley" photo contest through. Visit the FaceBook page (www.facebook.com/stevejacobsod). First prize is $50 in-office credit.
Eucalyptus Massage Studio & GalleryYou won't want to miss the fine art photography of Jan Downs and sculptures of Tristan Cloyd in our gallery-the show ends May 30th!
Gallery Hours Monday-Friday, 12:30-5:30pm
Sound Massage Fridays in May! Add a sound massage to any session for $20-Sound Practitioner BreAnna Martin places singing bowls on your back and plays them in sequences for anxiety relief & relaxation-Everyone's talking about it!
And don't forget our wonderful Mother's Day & Graduate Specials Gift Certificates Online - Happy Spring!
First Friday Art Walks
Take a self-guided Tour of all of the Gallery Spaces in Blacksburg
anytime you like but on the following First Fridays participating
Galleries will remain open until 8pm.
Friday June 7
Friday October 4
Friday December 6
Gallery Guide & Art Walk brochures available in downtown stores, the Virginia Tech Visitor's Center and participating galleries. It can also be downloaded here as a pdf
The Creekmore Lawfirm and
The Artful Lawyer, A Fine Gallery Inc. presents
the "Whet your Palette 2013" series!
Whet Your PaletteThe Artful Lawyer, A Fine Gallery Inc. (housed at The Creekmore Law Firm), 318 N. Main Street, Blacksburg
We will feature the work of:
Carly Burke, Mountain Light Jewelry
Jessica Lloyd, Worth a Shot Gallery
Nancy Norton, Very Mixed Media, BRAA
Martha Olson, Recycled Paper, BRAA
Isaac Preston, Recycled Wire
Diane Relf, Rust and Recycled Art, BRAA
Peter Sforza, Satellite Art
Harding Avenue Elementary Students, Recycled Arts Project
Jennifer Cease, Bicycle Bags (fundraiser for the Police Unity Tour Fund)
Exhibit will run through July 10.
The Artful Lawyer, Fine Art Gallery
318 N. Main St.Blacksburg VA
24060540.443.9350 (voice and fax)
Blacksburg Farmers Market
Saturday 10am - 2 pm
June 12- Mingle at the Market
June 22- Solstice Chef
July 10- Mingle at the Market
July 20- Breakfast at the Market
August 14- Tomato Tasting
August 25- Farm Tour
September 7 -Garlic Festival
September 18- Mingle at the Market
September 28- Apple Tasting
October 9- Mingle at the Market
October 26- Squash Bash
November 16- Holiday Market
December 14- Holiday Market
Friends of the Farmers Market are seeking vendors of Vintage and Antique goods.Interested?
Contact Kathryn Albright at email@example.com or
Ellen Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org
For complete listing of Lyric films & special events visit:
NB: Nightly film screening showtimes are 7:00 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. except where indicated. Matinee film screening showtimes are 3:00 p.m. on Sundays and 10:00 a.m. on Mondays. Ticket prices are $6/general public & $5/members for weekend evening film screenings, $5/general public & $4/members for weeknight evening film screenings, and $5/general public & $4/members for all matinee film screenings.
NONPROFIT/COMMUNITY MEMBER EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
Baroque Cellofest 2013The Cello in its Youth
Friday May 17, 4pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1301 Gladewood Dr, Blacksburg
Baroque Sonata Movements by young artists of Community Celloworks AND guest artists.
For more information call 540-392-4544 or email communitycelloworks @yahoo.com
American Red CrossBlood Drive
In memory of Fallen Officers
Christiansburg Aquatic Center
Make an appointment at www.redcrossblood.org; sponsor code BLOODSTOCK
Blacksburg Rescue SquadPlease join us for our annual open house Saturday June 15th from 1pm until 4pm.
There will be a demonstration showing how a victim is removed from a car damaged in an accident using the jaws of life. A real car will be used. There will also be tours of the ambulances and crash trucks. Bring the kids,have a bite to eat and meet members of your local volunteer rescue.
University ClubWORLDLY WINE TASTINGS
with Keith Roberts of Vintage Cellar.... continue on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.
May's Tasting will feature the Wines of Greece.
Tuesday May 21
As always, hors d'oeuvres will be served to compliment the tasting. A very relaxed, fun evening for all..... wine enthusiasts and novices alike, are sure to enjoy!
Tasters: 20.00 each Please RSVP to: UClub Manager
Leslie Whiting email@example.com or 231-3872
Up on The Roof is Blacksburg Premier Creative Professional's mixer. We meet on the last Thursday of every month (April through Sept) on the rooftop of the Kent Square parking lot from 5:30-8pm - it is a happy hour networking social. The event was originally designed to bring fun locals, grad students and professionals together for the purposes of socializing and enjoying our downtown venues. Food (happy hour samples), beer and vodka mixers are available with a $5 donation! Reusable cups are $1. Blacksburg is a great place to be! Downtown Events Inc., the non-profit that produces of Up on the Roof, is first and foremost a social organization with a mission to connect newcomers, locals and creative professionals in Blacksburg. Come and join us! Be Local. Be Social.
The Up on the Roof planning committee reserves the right to remove any attendee from the premises if they are deemed disruptive or a safety hazard. Please no pets. MUST be 21 with a valid ID to get in; this is a professional's mixer so children or anyone underage are not permitted as per our ABC agreement.
The next Up on the Roof is back on Thursday May 30! Live Music brought to you by Blacksburg Live Music, Next Door Bake Shop, Cafe de Bangkok, and Social House.
American Business Women's Association (ABWA) NRV Express ChapterWednesday, May 15th
11:45AM - 1:00PM
Hilton Garden Inn, Blacksburg
$15/person for lunch
Speaker - Attorney Rebecca Conner, LeClair Ryan
Topic:"Legal Implications of Branding in the Social Media Age"
Anyone can attend, RSVP is required. Please contact Nancy Creed to confirm your attendance, Nancy.Creed@hilton.com.
COMMUNITY ARTS INFORMATION OFFICE GALLERY
The gallery is located at 149 College Avenue in downtown Blacksburg.
Showing through May- Work by Local High School AP Art students
Ruritan Club Fish Fry SeasonHand-battered deep-fried fish, cold slaw, French fries, homemade desserts and several beverages are available from 5-7 PM on this Saturday.
Decades-old special recipes are used for the batter and cold slaw preparation.
Join us at the Slussers Chapel Picnic Shelter at 1543 Mount Tabor Road, rain or shine, on the north edge of Blacksburg.
Cost is $8 for Adults, $4 for children under 12, for all you care to eat. Carryout containers for $8.
Mount Tabor Ruritan Club has been doing this every summer for over 30 years during the second Saturday of May through September. Our club is celebrating 48 years of Community Service to the Blacksburg area. All net proceeds from these fish fry's go back to the local area in community service projects.
The Mount Tabor Ruritan Club is a local chapter of Ruritan, America's leading community service organization.
Map, directions and more information about us are available on our website www.MtTaborRuritan.org.
SEEDS- Blacksburg Nature CenterThe Price House is located at 107 Wharton Street, SE. Park in the driveway on Wharton Street, and within two short blocks on Clay Street at Spout Spring parking strip, and Church Street in the public parking lot. Admission is free; donations are welcome. Fun for all ages.
Mondays: (by apt. for class trips)
Tuesdays: 9am – 12pm
Wednesdays: (by apt. for class trips)
Thursdays: 2pm – 5pm
Fridays: 9am – 1pm
Saturdays: 9am – 1pm
Visit our website for open hours and event details http://ow.ly/kbCNy
YMCA Thrift Store
Every Tuesday Regular Clothing 50% off
Every Wednesday is Wacky Wednesday, you have to come and visit the store to see what is on sale that day. Great deals!
Sundays-The Thrift Shop will be open 12-5pm for shopping as well as dropping off items at the dock.
Diametric ExhibitDiametric, an exhibit by Virginia Tech School of Visual Arts faculty member Simone Paterson, will be on exhibit at Perspective Gallery March 19 through May 11. The Perspective Gallery is located on the second floor in Squires Student Center. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. The gallery is closed on Mondays.
Paterson is an associate professor of new media art and chair of studio in the School of Visual Arts, College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Diametric is a collection of sculpture and digital media artwork created by Paterson. She wrote that the quality of light is dramatically different in the Appalachian Mountains than in the land of her birth. “In Australia the light is intense, sharp and at times blinding. Here, the mountain light is filtered through a veil of moisture, a gentle caress of pastel hues as vistas open up before you on the trail.” Paterson is also concerned with the aesthetic possibilities of technology and her work addresses the impact of technology on our lived experience.
Activities at Hahn Horticultural Center
Art in the Garden
A new program featuring the work of local artists on display inside the Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion.
Currently: "Altered Paper" by Martha A. Olson. More information here.
Lunchtime Learning - Free Garden Walks and Talks
Held on various Wednesdays (not every Wed.). All start promptly at 12:00 noon and run from 30 minutes to one hour. Meet at the Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion. No registration required. Parking passes available at Pavilion for Visitors only. F/S must park in designated F/S spaces.
Spring Gardening Workshops and Seminars
Take advantage of our low admission prices and prepare to be informed, entertained, and inspired! Become a Friend of the Garden and enjoy our member discounts! (visit "Memberships" for membership form and more details). Pre-registration is required for workshops and highly recommended for seminars. Call Stephanie at 540-231-5970 to register by phone or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit our website at http://www.hort.vt.edu/hhg/artinthegarden.html
Blacksburg Newcomers Club
General Meetings start at 9:00am on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, September - May, at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church (600 Prices Fork Rd.)Our organization is open to all residents of the New River Valley, whether you are new to the area or not. Making new friends and becoming part of the community is what we are all about. Please be our guest at our monthly meeting to learn more about this great organization.
Blacksburg Contra Dance Group
Dances are on the third Saturday night of the month from 8pm to 11pm with a lesson at 7:30pm and in the YMCA Dance Room unless otherwise noted. Admission $8 (after 10pm, free) Children 10 and under get in for half price.
Southwest Virginia Social Dance Society (SVSDS)-Shop, Dine & Dance every First Friday
Receive $2 off regular admission with a receipt from ANY DBI member business.
Every Friday – free dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dancing follows at 8:30 p.m. First dance session free, and then $5.00 for members and $7.00 for non-members. Held at the YMCA Event Room.
For specific information on Downtown Blacksburg Events please contact:
Laureen Blakemore, Director