April 12, 2012
- Around the Valley
- Win Blue Man Group Tickets!
- Win tickets to12th annual VA Fly Fishing Festival
- This Week's Calendar
- Plan Ahead
- Autism Speaks
- Girls Can Do Anything!
- Macaroni Kid Camp Guide
- Ronaoke Times Minority Journalism Workshop
- Traveling for Spring Break?
- Macaroni Kid's Search for The Fittest Family
- Using Up Leftover Eggs
- Winners Page
- KIDS EAT FREE!
by Jennifer Chasse
Hey neighbors! I hope you enjoyed a long weekend. There was so much to do and how about that weather? I had fun making hats at First and Main's Easter activities, and thanks to all the volunteers and attendees who made it a success.
Confession time: last week while editing the Blue Man Groupticket giveaway I inadvertently deleted the contest (doh!), and the only fair option is to offer it again. So be sure to enter to win one of two pairs of tickets. We also have another pass for two to attend the VA Fly Fishing Festival so that is 3 great outings to win this week! Get up and out folks!
Have you taken a look at the Biz Directory lately? You'll find listings with links to make it easy for you to support local business. Last week sadly I learned of two local businesses closing doors. If you're not sure where to start, consider supporting the 3/50 project. Together we make a difference in our local economy.
In this e-newsletter you'll find updates in the Macaroni Kid Camp Guide as well as and a warm welcome to our new sponsor Little Angels Preschool. They offer parents morning out program and are hosting an open house April 29.
Last month moved too fast, but Jill's Pie of the Month club featured a delectable way to use Girl Scout thin mint cookies. I plan to make it this week. If you enjoy reading NRVMK, please forward this along to a friend and ask them to subscribe.
At the Roanoke Civic Center April 24-26
Experience the Phenomenon. BLUE MAN GROUP is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The New York Times heralds the show as “One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged.” E! Entertainment News exclaims, “BLUE MAN GROUP is what every live performance aspires to be.” The Baltimore Sun raves, “Blue Man Group packs a wallop. It’s a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!”
Although it is impossible to describe, people ...
April 21 and 22 with something for all!
The 12th Annual Virginia Fly Fishing Festival on April 21-22, 2012 will be held on the banks of the South River in Waynesboro, VA. The Virginia Fly Fishing Festival is the largest outdoor fly fishing event in the country that offers on-stream instruction. The 2012 festival will feature noted fly anglers from across the Mid-Atlantic, including fly fishing icons, expert fly tyers and Kayak expert. See a line up of talent on the website. Between lectures, classes, and lunch, sample fine wines from a number of noted Virginia wineries (tastings ...
Where: Christiansburg Library, 125 Sheltman Street, Christiansburg VAWhen: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PMWho: All welcomeHow: Just show up!Cost: Free!For more info: http://www.montgomery-floyd.lib.va.us/youthservices.php#news
Where: VT Transportation Institute on Transportation Reseach Drive, BlacksburgWhen: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: All welcome. Students intersted in engineering encouraged!How: Just show up!Cost: Free!For more info: 540-231-1549
Where: Christiansburg Presbyterian Church at 107 W Main St. ChristiansburgWhen: 10:00 AMWho: All welcomeHow: Just show upCost: FreeFor more info: www.bigtent.com/groups/momscburg
Where: Blackskburg Library 200 Miller Street, BlacksburgWhen: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: all welcome.How: Just show up.Cost: Free!For more info: Contact the library at (540) 552-8246
Where: Meadowbrook Library, 267 Alleghany Spring Road, Shawsville, VAWhen: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: All welcomeHow: Just show up!Cost: Optional Dinner ($6/plate)For more info: http://www.montgomery-floyd.lib.va.us/activities.php
Where: The Taubman Museum of Art, 110 Salem Ave, RoanokeWhen: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: All welcome!How: Just show up!Cost: FREE Admission on Saturdays from 10am-5pm thanks to the generosity of Corporate Sponsors.For more info: For more information, please call 540.342.5760.
Where: Wyndham Robertson Library At Hollins University in RoanokeWhen: 10:00 AMWho: All welcome.How: Just show up.Cost: FreeFor more info: Part of Hollins University's yearlong Margaret Wise Brown Festival celebrating the huge body of work, including many timeless masterpieces of childhood, the author produced during her brief life.http://www.hollins.edu/events/mwb/schedule.shtml 540-362-6451
Where: Prices Fork Elementary School, BlacksburgWhen: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: All welcomeHow: Stew can be preordered by contacting Kiwanian Jerry Jones (552-8296; [email protected]) or at the eventCost: $8.00 per quart. Proceeds will benefit the Fine Arts Program at PFES and children and youth programs sponsored by Kiwanis.For more info: Jerry Jones 552-8296; [email protected]
Where: English Field, VA TechWhen: 2:00 PMWho: All welcome.How: Just show upCost: FreeFor more info: For more information, visit: http://www.hokiesports.com/baseball/
White Top Mountain
Where: Edwards Hall at New River Community College.When: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Doors open at 5)Who: All welcome!How: Just show upCost: Free admission unless otherwise noted; donations accepted to help pay band expenses.For more info: 540.674.3600 x4307 www.nr.edu/fiddle
Ballroom Dance @VT is hosting their annual Spring Fling this Saturday! This year we are privileged to have Lane Mattox of Sapphire Dance Studio teaching a West Coast Swing lesson and DJing the event. Finger foods courtesy of Custom Catering Inc and Campus Cookies.
Students, staff, and community members welcome!
Where: 31H Graduate Life Center, Otey Street, Blacksburg, VAWhen: 7:30 PMWho: Students, staff, and community members welcome!How: Just show up. No partner nor experience necessary.Cost: $5 at the door
Where: Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center at VTWhen: 1:00 AMWho: All welcome. Hokies encouraged!How: Just show upCost: Free!For more info: http://www.hokiesports.com
Where: Jessie Peterman Library in FloydWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PMWho: Children in grades 3 – 5How: Just show up!Cost: Free!For more info: http://www.montgomery-floyd.lib.va.us/activities.php
Where: Caboose Park in BlacksburgWhen: 4:00 PMWho: All welcomeHow: Just show up!Cost: Free!For more info: [email protected]
Montgomery County Parks & Recreation has an 18-hole Disc Golf Course for you to enjoy. This is a very unique course that consists of wooded fairways with a variety of elevation gains. The course is free to play; all we ask is that you take out what you bring in.
Where: 390 Cinnabar Rd, Christiansburg, VAWhen: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: All welcomeHow: Just show upCost: Free!
Where: Participating parksWhen: n/aWho: All welcomeHow: Find a park at http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htmCost: Free!For more info: http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm
Where: South River in Waynesboro,VAWhen: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PMWho: All welcomeHow: Tickets in advance or at the gate.Cost: Daily admission to the festival is $20 per person, Children are free!For more info: http://www.vaflyfishingfestival.org/
Where: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 42 East Main Street, SalemWhen: 10:00 AMWho: Children must be 39" or shorter (Guinness requirement)How: Register at gcdcsalemva.blogspot.com OR https://www.facebook.com/diaperchange.roanoke or show upCost: FREE!!! The event is non-profit and is sponsored by The Great Cloth Diaper Change (greatclothdiaperchange.com)For more info: email [email protected]
A Mom Talks About Asperger's Syndrome
When Josh was diagnosed with Asperger’s and ADHD almost two years ago, I do not think we had the expected reaction. We were excited and relieved with ...
Saturday April 28 at The Lyric Theatre
Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. and The Lyric Theatre present a fundraising event for the Women’s Resource Center. The event will include showing the movie “The Princess Diaries”, a Princess Power Walk, crafting activities, and so much more.
The event will take place as part of the National Princess Week celebration which was recently announced by Julie Andrews, in collaboration with Target and The Walt Disney Company. The event highlights Julie Andrews’ longtime dedication to nurturing every child’s unique spirit, as demonstrated throughout her career on stage, screen and through ...
We took the work out for you!
In the 2012 Macaroni Kid Camp Guide you'll find a variety of programs to appeal to many different interests. Our camping partners welcome your questions about their programs so feel free to call for more information, and please let them know you saw them here. The Guide is updated regularly so check back often.
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Every summer, The Roanoke Times hosts a free, weeklong Minority Journalism Workshop for area rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with diverse backgrounds and unique life experiences. Experience in news writing is not required.
The program’s goal is to teach the students more about how the newspaper works and about the basics of journalism — from interviewing to writing skills. Students also spend a day learning from the journalism staff at Washington and Lee University. After the workshop, some participants have joined The Edge weekly teen page to continue ...
Macaroni Kid can help you find fun for less $$
Enter to be America's Fittest Family and Win a Trip To The Four Season!
Introducing Macaroni Kid's First Annual Search for America's Fittest Family!!! The contest to recognize a family who will inspire us all…and it could be yours!
Has your family been taking more walks? Hikes? Bike-rides? Swims? Do you find yourself turning the TV off and opting for outdoor activities? Have you made it a habit to cook healthy, home-made meals together? Does your family seek fun new challenges and adventures? This is the contest for YOU! Your family could be Macaroni Kid's America's Fittest Family, and ...
Bacon and Cheddar Deviled Eggs
With Easter comes eggs - lots of them if you're in my family. So, every year comes a new challenge of finding different ways to eat them up!
Eggs are an amazing and inexpensive food and should be a part of your daily healthy eating. Eggs are a complete protein, meaning they contain all 9 essential amino acids. The protein in eggs, about 6 grams in a whole egg, helps maintain and build muscle as well has curbs hunger. The choline in eggs helps support brain function and is essential ...
Alice of Blacksburg won the Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler to keep her counters clean!
Jennifer of Salem won 4 tickets to see Cirque du Soleil's Quidam
Picadilly Circus Tickets go to Reba.
Rachel won 4 tickets to see The Harlem Globetrotters!
Melissa won Little MissMactched Sox on the Facebook page.
Shana won 4 tickets to see Disney's Phineas & Ferb Live at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Susan went to see the The Ugly Duckling Live at the Lyric.
We have given out 20 cards for Chick Fil A's Milkshake ...
Family Bargains In & Around the Valley
Thanks everyone for sending in all these restaurants offering family specials. Keep ‘em coming!
BUFFALO WILD WINGS
211 Prices Fork Road
Mondays all day kids under 12 eat free from the kid’s menu
3702 South Main St.
Mondays kids eat free from the kids menu with adult purchase
Tuesday all day free kids sandwich with medium combo purchase. Child must be present.
212 N. Main Street
Tuesday night - one free kid's meal with adult ...
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