Around the Valley 9.9.21

By Shannon O'Donnell September 9, 2021

Happy Thursday, I hope you all are having a great week. How 'bout them Hokies?  My daughter has to go to Roanoke every 6 months for lab work and we always stop by Sam's Club on the way home. This time we filled our cart with Halloween candy for our orange Boo Baskets. I love the ability to spend less money and buy in bulk. Right now, Macaroni Kid has partnered with Sam's Club and has an amazing deal for families. You can sign up for a membership ($45) and receive a ($45) Sam's Club gift card in the mail. Who doesn't like to get things free? Hurry, this offer expires on September 30, 2021.


Starting last week we opened our registration for our FREE Boo Baskets. As of today, we have filled 85 spots. If you are interested in receiving a FREE Boo Basket sign up here. 

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 & Design/Art Buzz Kids. 

Check out our article 10 Ways to Celebrate Grandparents in the NRV. Grandparents day is this Sunday, September 12. 

We have a new guide Our Favorite Pizza Places in the New River Valley. Be sure to stop by and support these local businesses. 

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. If we are aware of a closing we will remove it from our events and add *canceled to the guide.

NRV Macaroni Kid is a free-hyper local source for families. The only way NRV Macaroni Kid is able to remain free to our families is through our Sponsors. Thank you Sponsors for helping make NRV Macaroni Kid free for families in the New River Valley. 


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! 

Wine & Design/Art Buzz Kids has a LOT of beautiful artwork you can sign up for. I enjoy taking a few friends for a night out. 

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:

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

Katarina Illona Guest Storytime at Radford Library on Thursday, September 9. 

Fall Twilight Zipline at Explore Park in Roanoke every other Friday, starting September 10. 

Paw Patrol is playing at Starlite Drivein on Friday, September 10 and Saturday, September 11. 

Fall Festival at West Salem on Saturday, September 11. 

FREE Youth Bowling at It's Game Time at the Super Bowl on Saturday, September 11. 

Sunflower Festival Opening Weekend at Beaver Dam Farm on Sunday, September 12. 

Namaste and Play Kid's Yoga at Embark Chiropractic on Monday, September 13. 

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!

Love, Peace, & Macaroni~