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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Free Events in the NRV this weekend 9/16-9/18

Friday, September 16, 2011
 
VT Vs Virginia.  Come cheer the Lady Hokies! 

Where:  Cassell Coliseum at VT

When: 7:00 PM

Who: All welcome!

How: Just show up!

Cost: Free!

For more info: hokiesports.com  


Friday, September 16, 2011
VT Astronomy Observatory Open House
Public Open Houses will be held on Friday evenings when classes are in session during the Fall and Spring Semesters, weather permitting. The docent(s) conducting the Open House will use the telescope to show various interesting objects visible in the night sky (the Moon, if visible, any visible planets, interesting stellar objects, nebulae, galaxies, any bright comets,...).

Where: Prices Fork Observatory.  Travel west on Prices Fork Road in Blacksburg towards Radford. Pass Kipps Elementary School, turn right on Old Mill Road (just before Cox's Driving Range). Travel about 1/2 mile on Old Mill Road. There is a gate on the right, beyond which you can see the Observatory  ( it looks like a short silo.

When: 8:30 PM 8:30 EST

Who: All welcome!

How: To find out if a particular Open House will occur as scheduled call 540-231-5719 after 6pm (when EST is in effect), or after 7pm (when EDT is in effect). A recorded message will tell you if the observatory will be open that evening. Please close the gate after driving through --- the area surrounding the Observatory is a Tech pasture.

Cost: Free!



Saturday, September 17, 2011
 
Blacksburg Nature Center Drop in
Where:  Blacksburg Price House Nature Center. 107 Wharton Street, SE, Blacksburg

When: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Who: All welcome

How: Just show up!


Saturday, September 17 through Sunday, September 18

 

Pulaski Flea Market 

sponsored by the Dublin Lions Club.

Where:  NRV Fairgrounds, Dublin

When: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Who: All welcome

How: Just show up!

Cost: $1 adults, children are free

For more info: www.dublinlions.org 

Cost: Free!

For more info: discover@seedguys.org or call 540-552-3914


Saturday, September 17 

 

Wilderness Trail Festival

2011 marks the 38th anniversary of the Kiwanis Wilderness Trail Festival and the third year with the Kiwanis Club of Christiansburg as the managing organization. The festival is always a full day of fun and excitement for the entire family loaded with great local artisans and crafters, Blue Ridge Model A's and Car Cruise In featuring classic cars & street rods, children's area, craft demonstrators, and delicious food from area restaurants and other local vendors.  

Where:

The Kiwanis Wilderness Trail Festival takes place in downtown Christiansburg, Exit 114 off I-81.

West Main Street
Christiansburg, VA 24073

When: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Who: All welcome!This year we will be featuring live entertainment on two stages! We will be featuring local acts such as Dancer's Dreams, VA Techniques, Henry's TaeKwon-Do, Mike Petersen's Kempo Karate, Christiansburg High School's Chamber Ensemble, The American Arrow Band, Olan Gardner, MSBC, and Allegheny Strings! Pizza Inn will host it's Annual Pizza Eating Contest at 12pm! Don't miss it!

How: Just show up.

Cost: Free addmission


Saturday, September 17 

Star Wars event with Tom Angeleberger

 Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character and enter a contest for the best adult and children‘s costume.  Meet Tom Angleberger and have your book autographed.  Learn to fold your own Darth paper, and enjoy many other activities.  Books will be available for purchase.   See tom's work here: http://origamiyoda.wordpress.com/


Where: Meadowbrook Library, 267 Alleghany Spring Road, Shawsville, VA 24162

When: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Who: All welcome, Star Wars and origami fans encouraged!

How: Just show up!

Cost: Free!  Books will be for sale.

For more info: http://www.mfrl.org/activities.php


Sunday, September 18

Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette


Bring the family on Sunday afternoons June through October for live music in the courtyard at no charge. Local and regional musicians and entertainers will brighten up your day and keep your wallet fat. Grilled foods, soft drinks and wine available for purchase beginning at noon or bring your own picnic.

Where:

Chateau Morrisette 287 Winery Road SW, Floyd, VA 24091


When: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Who: All welcome

How: Just show up. Bring seating.

Cost: Free!

Sunday Afternoon Jam


Traditional Bluegrass and Mountain Music Jams. Acoustic musicians of all levels are invited to come and play in an informal “round” style jam. This is an event dedicated to the sharing of the musical tradition and stories of this area– another way to enjoy the music and energy of Floyd.  

Where: Floyd Country Store
206 South Locust St.
Floyd VA 24091

When: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Who: All music lovers are invited to come and play or listen to an afternoon of impromptu live jams. Please come and join us.

How: Just show up!

Cost: Free!

For more info: info@floydcountrystore.com
Telephone (540) 745-4563


(Thanks, MacaroniKid)

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