Around the Valley 9.2.21

By Shannon O'Donnell September 2, 2021

Hello and happy Thursday! We hope your children are enjoying school and getting back into a routine. My daughter went to a cool place last week. I wanted to mention it for those who may not know about it. Explore Park in Roanoke is a wonderful outdoor park. She participated in the Treetop Quest Course with friends. There is a zipline, an obstacle course and a cargo net trampoline 30 feet in the air.  Once they completed this course, her and her friends went on a tubing excursion. Explore Park also has kayaks, paddleboards, canoes and mountain bike rental. When you are done with the activities visit their Brugh Tavern for dinner before heading home. We are hoping to go back this fall as a family. 


NRV Macaroni Kid has put together a local Fall Events and Activities Guide for our local families.  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 today, September 2, 2021 we have opened our entry for the 150 Boo Baskets from NRV Macaroni Kid. Our 150 Boo Baskets will go fast, so be sure to sign up quickly. 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. 

The CALMER Lab is devoted to the mission of helping understand and improve the social, emotional, and academic development of children and adolescents, particularly those with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Visit their website today for more information. 

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. 

Did you miss the sign up for Hokie Kids' Club to receive the free ticket VT Football Game? That is okay you can still get all the other fun items. There are two great packages available, one is free and the other one is $35. My children received their posters this week and hung them up immediately. 

Parents and Kids alike love Virginia Techniques "Kids Night Out" program. This event is held September 11, 2021 from 6 - 10 PM. Spaces are limited so sign up today! 

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:

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The Christiansburg Library is having a Bag Book Sale on Thursday, September 2. 

Free Guy is playing at Starlite Drivein on Friday, September 3 and Saturday, September 4. 

The Hillsville Labor Day Weekend Flea Market is Friday, September 3 - Monday, September 6.

Blacksburg Farmer's Market has a free concert on Sunday, September 5.

Come and join Dance-tech the month of September for free classes.  

Doe Creek Farm is open for apple picking. Bring your family and friends out for apple picking fun!

Join us on Zoom to learn about Yellowstone National Park, Tuesday, September 7. 

Wine & Design Christiansburg and Art Buzz Kids has some amazing events coming up. No artistic talent is needed, you are guided through each step.

Love, Peace, & Macaroni~