Around the Valley 8.26.21

By Shannon O'Donnell August 26, 2021

Happy Thursday! 

I am currently sitting at Meadow Ridge Horse Stables watching my daughter tack up her horse. We had been coming mid afternoon and it was hot with no breeze. Last week we started coming later in the day. Tonight it is a beautiful evening with a breeze blowing and the sun slowly going down. My daughter has ridden horses for 3 years now. She fell off a couple of years ago and bruised her pride. While she got back on that evening she had major anxiety after and took some time off. I have enjoyed watching her gain her confidence again. I think we all have instances where we get our pride bruised by something in life and need to overcome it. Kids seem to bounce back a lot easier than us adults do. If you are ever looking for riding lessons for an adult or child, I highly recommend Meadow Ridge and their trainers. 



NRV Macaroni Kid has put together a local Photographer's in the NRV Guide for our local families. By next week our 2021 Fall Events and Activities Guide should be up on our website, we are still waiting for details from a few locations. Some of our guides are subject to change as we get updated information and Covid closings, please check back or check with the event location before attending. 

Starting on September 2, 2021 we will open up entry for our 150 Boo Baskets, meanwhile please read this article for details on how this will be done this year. Our 150 Boo Baskets will go quickly so be sure you know how to sign up. We are still searching for a couple of Sponsors for our Boo Baskets if your business is interested in being a sponsor for the 2021 Boo Baskets click here for additional details. We are thankful to the sponsors we have so far: Dr. Richard Anthony, D.D.S., Dance-tech, The Floyd Country Store, Hethwood Market, Keeland Griffith Photography, VA Techniques and Wine & Desing/Art Buzz Kids. 

If you are looking to sell your home or purchase a new one reach out to our friends at Erin & Sheila Realtors, it is a great time to put your house on the market. Extremely low interest rates make it a great time to purchase as well. 

The 28th is the last day to sign up for the Hokie Kids' Club and receive tickets to the VT Football Game. There are two great packages available, one is free and the other one is $35. 

NRV Macaroni Kid is working on several new local guides. If you have something you would like us to add to our Guides page, please send us an email so we can work on it

We are always looking for guest authors. If you have something that interests you, please let us know. 

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This Weeks Events:

Virginia Techniques is operating on their new fall schedule. Playzone Open Gym has changed hours but will still be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The new hours are 11 AM - 1 PM. 

The Pearisburg Community Market will have live music, food, vendors and kids activities on Thursday, August 27 from 5 - 7:30 PM. 

Doe Creek Farm will open for apple picking on August 27th and stay open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through mid October or when they run out of apples. 

Riner Fire Department will have an open house on Saturday, August 28th from 10 AM - 2 PM. 

Wine & Design and Art Buzz Kids has quite a few beautiful painting classes coming up, find out more information and which class would suit you on the links above. 

Find more events on our newsletters by subscribing to our emails or on our events page

Love, Peace, & Macaroni ~