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Monday, September 1st, 2014

Labor of Love 2014

Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Reserve Avenue Field - 210 Reserve Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016 A 5K and 1 mile walk/run now in its sixth year, Labor of Love continues to grow as a family friendly event that encourages participation across a range of ages and abilities. Awards will be given to top finishers overall and according to age category, and all participants receive a t-shirt and refreshments. Proceeds from Labor of Love benefit Commonwealth Catholic Charities’ essential services in the Roanoke area.

To submit registration by mail please call 540.342.0411 or email alison.hammond@cccofva.org to request a registration form.
Link: http://www.raceit.com/search/event.aspx?id=27152
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M3 Ride (Monday Mill Mountain)

Event image Time: 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM Location: 180 Reserve Ave SW, Roanoke, VA Every Monday Night (if the temperature is 50°F or higher) Kyle Inman leads a mtb ride that explores the amazing trails on Mill Mountain, and the urban alleyways that lead there. The trails are not particularly technical, although expect at least 1000′ of climbing per loop. Generally, an hour to an hour-and-a-half in duration. Lights needed on the season fringes. Great trails, a sweet route is insured, and you can count on post ride beverage at Fork in the Alley Brick Oven Pub too ;) Starting Location: Pedestrian bridge over Roanoke River, River’s Edge Ride Distance: 10 Miles Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
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Commonwealth Catholic Charities 6th Annual Labor of Love

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Location: Reserve Avenue Field, 210 Reserve Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016 Commonwealth Catholic Charities is hosting its sixth annual Labor of Love 1-Mile Walk/Run and 5K. The funds raised by the walk/run and 5K will benefit the programs and critical services provided by Commonwealth Catholic Charities (CCC). Registration is $30 for the 5K and $15 for 1-Mile Walk/Run. Day-of registration is available at the event from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. Advance packet pick-up will be at Fleet Feet (4347 Franklin Road, Roanoke) on Saturday, August 30 from noon until 6 p.m. or on race day from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the race start. Strollers are welcome. Awards will be given to two male/female runners in each age division and to the top three finishers overall. Link: http://www.raceit.com/search/event.aspx?id=27152
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River Rock Yoga Class

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: River Rock Climbing All level yoga class taught by Uttara Yoga.

Free for gym members
$12 non-member/guest rate
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/
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Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

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Fleet Feet Sports Pub runs

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Fork in the City AND Wasena City Tap Room (alternating weeks) The Fleet Feet Sports Pub Runs take place on Tuesday evenings at 6pm. Runs alternate weekly between Fork in the City and the Wasena City Tap Room. The Pub Runs will include a three and five mile route.

Pub Runs at Fork in the City will be followed by food and beverage specials including $6 pitchers of beer and $10 large one-topping pizzas!

Pub Runs at Wasena City Tap Room will be followed by food and beverage specials including $10 one-topping pizzas and $1 off select tap beers. Please note that there is an overflow parking lot for us to use for the Pub Runs at Wasena City Tap Room. The overflow parking is a paved lot on 8th Street, half a block south of the River House and has a playground located at the back of the lot. It's easy to identify once you know where to look. It's almost directly across from Ghent Hill Woodworks at 1308 8th Street SW. We encourage everyone to park there! Thanks! We will be at the Tap Room directing you if you need help finding the lot!

All Pub Run participants are required to sign a waiver and carry identification with emergency contact information.
Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/pubruns
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West End Community Market

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Location: 1223 Patterson Avenue SW, Roanoke, VA 24016 The West End Community Market is open year-round, rain or shine! Come out and buy fresh, local, sustainable-grown products from Roanoke Valley farmers and vendors. Food producers at this market sell certified and non-certified organic veggies, fruit, herbs, seasonal seedlings, cheese, pasture raised/grass-fed chicken, beef, and pork, locally roasted coffee, artisan homemade breads, muffins, baked goods, and other hot-prepared foods.

All LEAP markets accept AND double SNAP-EBT benefits.
Link: http://www.leapforlocalfood.org
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The New River Trail Challenge

Event image Time: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Location: New River Trail State Park, Foster Falls VA Virginia State Parks is pleased to announce the return of the New River Trail Challenge, Sept. 20, 2014. The race continues to grow as one of Virginia's premier triathlons, attracting 200 competitors last year. The Challenge consists of a 40-mile bike ride, 12-mile kayak leg and half marathon along southwestern Virginia’s 57-mile-long New River Trail State Park. Participants can either choose to compete solo or in teams of two or three. Athletes of all fitness levels compete in several age groups and categories. More details are available on the website. Link: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/nrt-challenge.shtml
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Features Focus Mountain Biking

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Meeting Location: Bennett Springs Parking Lot at Carvins Cove (18+, 14+ with an adult) Do skinnies and log stacks intimidate you? Dominate them in this evening mountain biking clinic! Participants will head out on the Songbird and Enchanted Forest trails with a quest to ride all of the technical features along the way. Spotting will be taught to participants and encouraged throughout the ride. Fee includes instruction only. Participants are required to have their own bike, helmet, and pass to Carvins Cove. Carvins Cove day passes are available at the Bennett Springs parking lot. Day passes are $2.00, yearly passes are $20.00. Cash or check only for the passes on site.
Cost: $6.00
The deadline for registration is August 31st.
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/4649
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Lunchtime Chair Yoga on the Roanoke City Market with Uttara Yoga/Kimberly Vest

Event image Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Roanoke City Market Lunchtime Chair Yoga on the Roanoke City Market with Uttara Yoga/Kimberly Vest
11:30 am to Noon
Tuesdays June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2

Join Uttara Yoga Studio the first Tuesday of every month from May to September for outdoor yoga classes down on the city market. The Lunchtime classes will be chair yoga -- so no need to change clothes or bring a mat -- just come!!

Yoga classes open to all-levels and all ages and will include basic poses, breathwork and meditation.

Classes might be in a bright sunny spot, so please plan accordingly. Donations will be accepted for Student Outreach Association, a local charity that aids homeless high school children in Roanoke City.
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Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

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Get to Know Your Bike Basics

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM Location: Starlight Bicycles Looking to get back into cycling or have your sights on a specific cycling event? Join us for our free Get to Know Your Bike Basics class where we will teach you how to fix a flat and learn about all the parts that make up your bike. Plus, we will be able to answer any other bike or cycling questions. After this class, you will be able to speak 'bike'! Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/274898669348121/
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Roanoke Ultimate Weekly Pickup

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: River's Edge Sports Complex South - Field 4 Roanoke Ultimate hosts weekly Ultimate (Frisbee) pickup each Wednesday from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at River’s Edge Sports Complex South – Field 4. Weekly pickup is open to all interested adults and runs from mid-April through late October. Visit www.roanokeultimate.com for field location/directions, fees, calendar of events, sponsorship opportunities, liability waiver/release, and other information.

Ultimate Pickup Equipment Checklist:
dark and white shirt/jersey (no gray)
cleats (recommended) or athletic/running shoes
water/sports drink and snack
completed Roanoke Ultimate liability waiver/release (available at fields or online)
Link: http://www.roanokeultimate.com
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River Rock Yoga Class

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: River Rock Climbing All level yoga class taught by Uttara Yoga.

Free for gym members
$12 non-member/guest rate
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/
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Thursday, September 4th, 2014

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Lunch Vacation Ride

Event image Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Location: Underdog Bikes: 1113 Piedmont St SE, Roanoke, Virginia 24014 nLunch Vacation Ride™ leaves at 12:30pm every Thursday from UnderDog bikes. Ride duration is under an hour and we commonly grab a bite at Fork in the Alley at the ride's conclusion. Everyone on the ride is super friendly and welcoming. Riders of all levels are welcome to participate, though there is no way to get around climbing. If needed, we gladly guide beginners toward shorter / less challenging route options. An especially fun ride, tell your friends and bring'm along! Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
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"Body by Parkway" Running Club

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Parkway Brewery, Kessler Mill Rd. "Body by Parkway Brewery" knows how to entice people to come out and get fit...BEER!! Join fellow running & beer enthusiasts at Parkway Brewery every Thursday. Runs leave the brewery at 6pm and do a 3.2 mile out & back run on the Battleground Trail (Gravel Greenway) in Salem.

Club members are rewarded after participating in three runs with a beer for a penny. So support local, get fit, drink beer...what could be better?
Link: https://www.facebook.com/ParkwayBrewingCompany
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Catawba Valley Farmers Market re-opening

Event image Time: 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM Location: 4965 Catawba Creek Road, Catawba, VA 24070 Catawba Valley Farmers Market will re-open for the 2014 season on May 8.  The CVFM is located at the Catawba Community Center, 4965 Catawba Creek Road, Catawba, VA 24070.  The Market is open on Thursdays from 3:30 to 7:00 PM.  Local farmers, producers & craftsmen offer fresh produce, grass-fed beef, fruits, eggs, honey, herbs, bedding plants, cut flower arrangements, breads, cookies, desserts, pickles, plus gemstone jewelry, pottery, note cards, paintings, baskets, gourd birdhouses, count Thery photography framed in reclaimed barnwood frames, and more. 
The Market is held outside with wonderful views of the surrounding farmland and mountains.  In case of inclement weather, the vendors move inside the Community Center. The Community Center is a Roanoke County Park with a playground adjacent to the Market area.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Catawba-Valley-Farmers-Market/129469157077509
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Ride to Cyclocross Practice at Fallon Park

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Starlight Bicycles, Grandin Village Each Thursday join us at 5:30 in front of Starlight Bicycles to ride over to cyclocross practice at Fallon Park. That way we get a bit of a warm-up in on the Greenway and are ready to start hopping on and off our bikes! Practice happens rain or shine and so will the ride. Questions? Ask Kathleen at 540-400-6684 or kathleen@starlightapparel.com. Link:
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Hoop Hole Hike

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Departure Location: Norwich Center 2127 Buford Ave SW in Roanoke (18+, 10+ with an adult) Hoop Hole is located about 30 minutes north of Roanoke in an inconspicuous corner of Botetourt County on the eastern side of Pine Mountain. We will hike the lower Hoop Hole circuit, about 4 miles round trip. The loop follows winding streams providing scenic views through rhododendron in this back country nook that is formed by seven different peaks. Fee includes transportation and leadership.
Cost: $6.00
The deadline to register is September 2nd.
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/4638
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Muddy Squirrel Trail Running Series

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Variety of trails throughout the Roanoke Valley Muddy Squirrel Trail Running -- Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 pm, 8/21 - 9/18; $59 ($49 before 8/15) Register here!

Let us help you get in the best shape of your life! We'll work with your individual goals in a relaxed, supportive environment. We'll continue to explore local trails, frequenting your favorites across the Roanoke Valley. Worried about "keeping up"? Don't! We'll break into two (or more!) groups should the need arise.

Our 6 week session includes:
*6 two-hour group trail runs (distance will vary, but generally 4-7 miles, depending on terrain)
*Opportunity to develop an individualized training plan
*Opportunity to participate in a supportive, risk-free running atmosphere
*Some examples of local trails include Explore Park, Mill Mountain, Carvins Cove, Tinker Creek Greenway, Chestnut Ridge Loop, Tinker Mountain, Greenfield Park
Link: http://www.muddysquirrel.com/trail-running.html
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River Rock Yoga Class

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: River Rock Climbing All level yoga class taught by Uttara Yoga.

Free for gym members
$12 non-member/guest rate
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/
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Friday, September 5th, 2014

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First Fridays

Event image Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: Franklin Road between Jefferson and Williamson Superhold hits the outdoor stage for what promises to be one fun event! Join us and help support Roanoke EMS, West End Center, Healing Strides and Boys & Girls Clubs of SW VA. Admission is $5.00 and beer and wine may be purchased for $4.00. Must be 21 or older to attend with proper I.D. required at gate! Don't miss this one! Link: http://www.firstfridaysroanoke.com
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Vinton Farmers' Market

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Location: 204 W. Lee Ave. Vinton, VA Join us Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (through October) to shop for fresh local produce, meats, eggs, jams, jellies, baked goods, and more. Special events and entertainment featured throughout the season. Free admission; vendor space available, $5. Call 540-983-0613. Link: http://www.vintonva.gov
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Saturday, September 6th, 2014

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Botetourt Farmers Market

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Daleville Town Center The Botetourt Farmers Market is dedicated to bringing you fresh seasonal produce, fruits, healthy grass fed beef, free range eggs, a delightful array of pickled foods, baked goods, herbs, wine and artisan work. We also have an interest in supporting our community, and will be a drop off location for our local food pantry, as well as providing space for local non-profits to meet the public.

Our vendors produce what they sell. We are located at the Daleville Town Center, just off 220, from 8am to 12 pm on Saturdays, starting May 3rd, and into October.
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Vinton Farmers' Market

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Location: 204 W. Lee Ave. Vinton, VA Join us Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (through October) to shop for fresh local produce, meats, eggs, jams, jellies, baked goods, and more. Special events and entertainment featured throughout the season. Free admission; vendor space available, $5. Call 540-983-0613. Link: http://www.vintonva.gov
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Odyssey Trail Running Rampage (40, 26,13,6 miler)

Time: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Douthat State Park, Millboro, VA 24460 The Odyssey Trail Running Rampage will bring in Fall with four great trail running races, The Trail Six-Miler, The Trail Half Marathon, the Trail Marathon, and the 40 mile Trail Ultra. All of these great races are part of the 2014 Trail Runner Trophy Series . These trail races will give athletes the opportunity to run on some of the best trails in the Southeast at a gorgeous state park nestled in the mountains of VA, Douthat State Park. Get together with family and friends this a weekend at Douthat State Park which has a lot to offer, hiking, mt.biking, paddling, fishing, and relaxing.


The Trail Half Marathon, the Trail Marathon, and the 40 mile Trail Ultra race courses will be a loop format which will offer challenging uphills, fast downhills and beautiful views at multiple points on the trail. Racers will run along creeks with waterfalls and through Rhododendron covered tunnels engulfing the trails. A loop will have a total elevation gain of 2700’ over 13 miles, the majority of which will be gained in the first four miles.
The 40 mile Ultra will entail 3 laps; the Marathon 2 laps; and the Half Marathon 1 lap. There will be 1 aid station on top of the mountain, at the cabin overlook, at mile 3.5 with water only and 2 fully stocked aid stations at miles 9(mile 1 for the Six Miler) and 11.25 (mile 3.5 for the Five Miler) of each loop. They will have HEED water, flat cola, potatoes and salt, banana halves, and pretzels at each station. Ultra and Marathon runners will be able to stage supplies at the finish of the loop.

The Six Mlie Trail race will be a single loop with a few challenging uphills, but mostly rolling terrain. This loop will have almost 1000' of elevation gain. This race will incorporate the last four miles of the other three event's loop with the addition of the Tobacco Hollow Ridge Trail at the start.

The loops for all the events are a little long by 0.3 +/- miles (more plus). There will be no extra charge for the bonus miles!
Why the loop format? The loop preserves a little piece of history. The half-marathon loop was designed as part of the Odyssey Off-Road Iron –distance Triathlon, in which competitors capped off 2.4 miles of swimming and 112 miles of biking with the trail marathon of two 13.1mile loops. Numerous requests for the option to skip the swim and bike and to “just” run the loop led to creation of the Trail Running Rampage events.
Link: http://oarevents.com
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Beginner/Intermediate Bike Ride at the Cove

Event image Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Carvins Cove - Bennett Springs lot Join Richard and IMBA for a beginner to intermediate, no-drop ride at Carvins Cove. Every Saturday @ 10 a.m. Continuing throughout winter unless under 20 degrees, or raining. Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
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Parks and Arts - Mountain View Park

Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Location: 714 13th Street SW, Roanoke, VA Fun for the whole family featuring visual and performing arts organizations. This is the fifth event of the Parts and Arts series and features Performing Artists: The Fat Tuesdays Band, Larnell Starkey & the Spiritual Seven, and Silly Bus; Visual Artists: Phillosophy Inc's and the Roanoke Time Machine. Link: http://www.roanokeva.gov/parksandarts
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Dynamic Turfgrass Duo Community Event

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Location: Turf and Garden Store, 101 Madison Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24016 Two of Virginia Tech’s brightest minds visit the Star City to impart their landscape, turf and garden knowhow to the community inside the Turf and Gardening Store.

Dr. Mike Goatley is a Professor and Extension Turfgrass Specialist with the Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences and Dr. Shawn Askew is an Associate Professor with the Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology and Weed Science. Together they form the Dynamic Turfgrass Duo, a team focused on the science of keeping lawns green and growing.

“Fall is the best time to repair lawns from the ravages of summer and prepare gardens for the winter, but what we find time and time again is that a lot of people are simply guessing at what to do,” said Dr. Askew. “We want to put our research and expertise to good use and every year we look forward to answering any and all questions… the tougher the better. We haven’t been stumped yet!”
Link: http://myturfandgardeningstore.com
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Grandin Village Community Market

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: 2080 Westover Avenue SW, Roanoke (raised terrace behind the Co-op) The Grandin Village Community Market is open every Saturday (8am-noon) from late April thru October, rain or shine! The Grandin Village Community Market is comprised of 15 farmers and food producers featuring certified and non-certified organic veggies, fruit, herbs, seasonal seedlings, cheese, pasture raised/grass-fed chicken, beef, pork, and lamb, regional seafood, locally roasted coffee, artisan homemade breads and baked goods, pasta, jams and jellies, hot-prepared foods, and fresh-cut flowers.

All LEAP markets accept AND double SNAP-EBT benefit
Link: http://www.leapforlocalfood.org
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River Rock Youth Climbing Club

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Location: River Rock Climbing The River Rock Youth Climbing Club will be meeting every Tuesday 5:30 to 7:00 and Saturday 10:00 - 11:30. For youth 10-17 years old.
$75 for members and $120 for non-members per month. Registration includes unlimited rental gear (and unlimited gym access for non-members) and 12 hours of instruction a month.

The Club is geared to develop skills, practice with our trained staff, and prepare for regional USA Climbing competitions.

Spaces are still available - call the gym today to sign up or for more details.
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River Rock Belay Class

Event image Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Location: River Rock Climbing In the Basic Belay Course you will work with our instructor and learn the technique of belaying. After taking the class and before your first time climbing, you will be required to take a belay test showing the staff that you have retained all the information and skills necessary. Taking this class and successfully passing the belay test will certify you to belay climbers in the gym.

This course takes approximately an hour and a half. Rental harness and shoes are provided in course fee if needed.

Course Prerequisite: participants must be at least 13 years old

Course topics:
• Knot craft and harness tie-in
• BUS Belay method
• Rope management
• Use of a Petzl ATC and Grigri
• Climber/Belayer communication
• Arresting a fall
• Lowering a climber
• Basic climbing technique
• Climbing rating system

Pricing:
$20 Adult
$18 Student, Active Military, Public Safety, K-12 Educator
$15 Youth (13-17)
FREE Members of RR Gym

Call the gym to sign-up (540) 685-2360. Class size limited, so first come first served.
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/
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Treetop Adventures at Mountain Lake Lodge Tours

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke VA Get outdoors, challenge yourself, and experience the exhilaration of climbing, balancing, and zipping through the forest on our aerial adventure course! Sky bridges, standing swings, rope bridges, and zip lines offer a variety of challenges that are fun for everyone! Tours leave at 10am, 12noon and 2pm. You can make a reservation by calling 540-626-7149 or email treetops@mtnlakelodge.com Link: http://www.mtnlakelodge.com/mountain-activities/mountain-lake-treetop-adventures
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Muddy Squirrel-Women's Intro to Shotgunning

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Botetourt County Saturday, Sept. 6, 9-1, Location - Botetourt Co. $75 includes use of shotgun, lots of ammunition, and clay birds just begging to be blasted. Pack a lunch, but we'll provide snacks! Limited to 10 students.

Our class features --

*NRA certified instructors
*Learn safety, range etiquette, and how a gun works more than just the basics of pulling the trigger -- we want you to learn to shoot accurately
*Hands-on, individualized instruction
*Bring your own gun or use one of ours
*Relaxed, risk-free environment
*The knowledge & confidence to get you started in a sport you can participate in for life​
*Custom opportunities available for your group. Contact us!
Link: http://www.muddysquirrel.com/shotgunning.html
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2014 CAFE 5k Family Fun Run/Walk

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Location: 1707 Cove Road Roanoke, Va 24017 Come out and support the Cultural Arts For Excellence by participating in our Fourth annual 2014 CAFE 5K Family Fun Run/Walk.

Whether you participate in the 5K run, 1.5 mile walk, make a donation, or become a corporate sponsor, all money raised will benefit the Cultural Arts For Excellence that provides tutoring, and after school cultural art experiences for all students in the Roanoke Valley.

This event is right around the corner. If you want to make a difference in a child's life, signing up will help expand their horizons and opportunities for greatness!

The CAFE is a 501(c)(3) organization!

Please share with all of your Friends! Invite them to view this page.

Below is an overview of events:

Registration:
Under 5 = Free
6-17 = $15.00
18 and Over = $25.00

Amenities:

The race will include course mile markers and water stations, refreshments, a goody bag, participation in 5k and all events of the day, post run snacks, Zumba Party ticket and T-Shirt (while supplies last)


Post Race Activities:
Once you finish running, there’s a still lot to do at the Finish Line! Come join us for some post race food and cultural events. It is bound to a morning of fun! Here is a snapshot of events we have lined up!

http://www.cafe5k.org/
http://www.cafearts.org/
Link: http://www.cafe5k.org
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KIDS Beginner's Ride by East Coasters

Event image Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Carvins Cove - Bennett Springs lot East Coaster's Beginner's Ride Our Saturday Beginner Kids ride is still on! We meet at Bennett Springs parking lot at 11 AM and the ride is catered to the level of kids who show up. It is for anyone who rides a 24" wheeled mountain bike and up. This ride will continue year-round, cancelled only for rain. Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
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Roanoke Strollathon for Rett Syndrome

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Wasena Park A Strollathon is a fun filled event that raises research funds for Rettsyndrome.org. We have an incredible silent auction and raffle, plus LIVE entertainment from the band Eclectic Road!!!

Rett syndrome(RTT)is the leading genetic cause of severe impairment in girls. RTT leaves its victims profoundly disabled requiring assistance with every aspect of daily living. RTT is the only autism-spectrum disorder with a known genetic cause.
Link: http://www.strollathon.org
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Sunday, September 7th, 2014

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Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Location: 287 Winery Rd. Every Sunday June through October

Chateau Morrisette welcomes some of our "old favorites" back to our Sunday Sounds schedule. We also welcome some new, exciting performers to our program. You will definitely enjoy all the artists, no matter what style of music you like.

June 1 Melissa McSherry
June 8 Hoonah Hoonah
June 15 RagTop
June 22 Bigmama Joy
June 29 Sigmon Singers
July 6 Scott Perry Duo
July 13 Nostalgic But Cool
July 20 Larry Wishon
JUly 27 American Roots
August 3 RagTop
August 10 Scott Perry Trio
August 17 Big Mama Joy
August 24 Caravan Band
August 31 Scott Perry Duo
September 7 American Roots
September 14 Wyatt Law
September 21 Nostalgic But Cool
September 28 Melissa McSherry
October 5 Sigmon Singers
October 12 Caravan Band
October 19 Randolph Walker & Lisa Angell
October 26 Lacy Green
Link: http://thedogs.com/events/sunday-sounds.html
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Treetop Adventures at Mountain Lake Lodge Tours

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke VA Get outdoors, challenge yourself, and experience the exhilaration of climbing, balancing, and zipping through the forest on our aerial adventure course! Sky bridges, standing swings, rope bridges, and zip lines offer a variety of challenges that are fun for everyone! Tours leave at 10am, 12noon and 2pm. You can make a reservation by calling 540-626-7149 or email treetops@mtnlakelodge.com Link: http://www.mtnlakelodge.com/mountain-activities/mountain-lake-treetop-adventures
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Coffee Pot Sunday Ride

Event image Time: 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM Location: Roanoke, VA Coffee Pot Afternoon Ride
Time: 12:30pm
Location: Nations Bank across from MoJo’s on Brambleton
Ride Type = Road Ride
Terrain = Gently Rolling
Ride Length = 25 – 30 miles
Average Pace = Decided by the Group! Usually a Moderately Fast Ride.
Link: http://brbcva.org/calendar/
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River Rock Belay Class

Event image Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Location: River Rock Climbing In the Basic Belay Course you will work with our instructor and learn the technique of belaying. After taking the class and before your first time climbing, you will be required to take a belay test showing the staff that you have retained all the information and skills necessary. Taking this class and successfully passing the belay test will certify you to belay climbers in the gym.

This course takes approximately an hour and a half. Rental harness and shoes are provided in course fee if needed.

Course Prerequisite: participants must be at least 13 years old

Course topics:
• Knot craft and harness tie-in
• BUS Belay method
• Rope management
• Use of a Petzl ATC and Grigri
• Climber/Belayer communication
• Arresting a fall
• Lowering a climber
• Basic climbing technique
• Climbing rating system

Pricing:
$20 Adult
$18 Student, Active Military, Public Safety, K-12 Educator
$15 Youth (13-17)
FREE Members of RR Gym

Call the gym to sign-up (540) 685-2360. Class size limited, so first come first served.
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/
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Monday, September 8th, 2014

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Full Moon Hike to McAfee Knob

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Location: Meeting Location: Public Works Service Center (18+, 10+ with an adult) McAfee Knob is the iconic hike in the region and doing it by the light of the moon is one of Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine’s Ultimate 100 things to do in the Roanoke Valley. Join us for a great hike to an amazing view on this 7.8 mile round trip hike. The program fee includes transportation and leadership. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/4881
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M3 Ride (Monday Mill Mountain)

Event image Time: 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM Location: 180 Reserve Ave SW, Roanoke, VA Every Monday Night (if the temperature is 50°F or higher) Kyle Inman leads a mtb ride that explores the amazing trails on Mill Mountain, and the urban alleyways that lead there. The trails are not particularly technical, although expect at least 1000′ of climbing per loop. Generally, an hour to an hour-and-a-half in duration. Lights needed on the season fringes. Great trails, a sweet route is insured, and you can count on post ride beverage at Fork in the Alley Brick Oven Pub too ;) Starting Location: Pedestrian bridge over Roanoke River, River’s Edge Ride Distance: 10 Miles Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
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River Rock Yoga Class

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: River Rock Climbing All level yoga class taught by Uttara Yoga.

Free for gym members
$12 non-member/guest rate
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/
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Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

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Fleet Feet Sports Pub runs

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Fork in the City AND Wasena City Tap Room (alternating weeks) The Fleet Feet Sports Pub Runs take place on Tuesday evenings at 6pm. Runs alternate weekly between Fork in the City and the Wasena City Tap Room. The Pub Runs will include a three and five mile route.

Pub Runs at Fork in the City will be followed by food and beverage specials including $6 pitchers of beer and $10 large one-topping pizzas!

Pub Runs at Wasena City Tap Room will be followed by food and beverage specials including $10 one-topping pizzas and $1 off select tap beers. Please note that there is an overflow parking lot for us to use for the Pub Runs at Wasena City Tap Room. The overflow parking is a paved lot on 8th Street, half a block south of the River House and has a playground located at the back of the lot. It's easy to identify once you know where to look. It's almost directly across from Ghent Hill Woodworks at 1308 8th Street SW. We encourage everyone to park there! Thanks! We will be at the Tap Room directing you if you need help finding the lot!

All Pub Run participants are required to sign a waiver and carry identification with emergency contact information.
Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/pubruns
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West End Community Market

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Location: 1223 Patterson Avenue SW, Roanoke, VA 24016 The West End Community Market is open year-round, rain or shine! Come out and buy fresh, local, sustainable-grown products from Roanoke Valley farmers and vendors. Food producers at this market sell certified and non-certified organic veggies, fruit, herbs, seasonal seedlings, cheese, pasture raised/grass-fed chicken, beef, and pork, locally roasted coffee, artisan homemade breads, muffins, baked goods, and other hot-prepared foods.

All LEAP markets accept AND double SNAP-EBT benefits.
Link: http://www.leapforlocalfood.org
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Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

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River Rock Yoga Class

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: River Rock Climbing All level yoga class taught by Uttara Yoga.

Free for gym members
$12 non-member/guest rate
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/
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Radical Reels Film Festival & Get Outside Expo

Event image Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: Jefferson Center Faster, steeper, higher, deeper! The most outrageous mountain sport films from the 38th annual Banff Mountain Film Festival will thrill and inspire you with big-screen adventures when RADICAL REELS TOUR, presented by National Geographic, comes to Roanoke on September 10, 2014.

Bike tough trails, paddle wild waters, and ski steep slopes. The Radical Reels Tour runs every spring & winter and spans North America bringing a variety of mountain sport films to a wide range of viewers from hard-core outdoor adventurers to weekend warriors. Grab your tickets and hang on to your seats as we present the world’s best action films on skiing, boarding, climbing, biking, kayaking and more – all brought to life on the big screen.

GET OUTSIDE EXPO - From 5:00-6:30 local outfitters, stores, non-profits, and volunteer groups will have tables set up showcasing what it is they do. Come meet the people who keep our outdoors moving! Email pete[at]roanoke.org if you are interested in exhibiting.

Watch a trailer and learn more at
Link: http://www.roanokeoutside.com/radicalreels
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Sea Kayaking at Lake Moomaw

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Location: Lake Moomaw Come learn everything you need to know to get started in the exciting sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding. "SUP". Our American Canoe Associated (ACA) certified instructor will help you learn one on one, the proper stance for balance and control, essential paddle strokes and other techniques. Courses will be held on calm water, and no experience is necessary. Come with us to learn one of the fastest growing paddle sports in the world. All equipment, leadership and transportation are provided. Participants must be able to swim. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/4654
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Roanoke Ultimate Weekly Pickup

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: River's Edge Sports Complex South - Field 4 Roanoke Ultimate hosts weekly Ultimate (Frisbee) pickup each Wednesday from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at River’s Edge Sports Complex South – Field 4. Weekly pickup is open to all interested adults and runs from mid-April through late October. Visit www.roanokeultimate.com for field location/directions, fees, calendar of events, sponsorship opportunities, liability waiver/release, and other information.

Ultimate Pickup Equipment Checklist:
dark and white shirt/jersey (no gray)
cleats (recommended) or athletic/running shoes
water/sports drink and snack
completed Roanoke Ultimate liability waiver/release (available at fields or online)
Link: http://www.roanokeultimate.com
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Learn to Stand Up Paddle

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: TBD Come learn everything you need to know to get started in the exciting sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding. "SUP". Our American Canoe Associated (ACA) certified instructor will help you learn one on one, the proper stance for balance and control, essential paddle strokes and other techniques. Courses will be held on calm water, and no experience is necessary. Come with us to learn one of the fastest growing paddle sports in the world. All equipment, leadership and transportation are provided. Participants must be able to swim. Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/activity/learn-stand-paddle/
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Thursday, September 11th, 2014

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"Body by Parkway" Running Club

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Parkway Brewery, Kessler Mill Rd. "Body by Parkway Brewery" knows how to entice people to come out and get fit...BEER!! Join fellow running & beer enthusiasts at Parkway Brewery every Thursday. Runs leave the brewery at 6pm and do a 3.2 mile out & back run on the Battleground Trail (Gravel Greenway) in Salem.

Club members are rewarded after participating in three runs with a beer for a penny. So support local, get fit, drink beer...what could be better?
Link: https://www.facebook.com/ParkwayBrewingCompany
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Roanoke Epic Wilderness: Mountain Lake Hike

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 4:45 PM Location: Meeting Location: Norwich Recreation Center (18+, 10+ with an adult) Part of the Roanoke Epic Wilderness Series, this hike will take participants to Mountain Lake Wilderness in Giles County. There we will shuttle to two different hike locations—War Spur Loop and Wind Rock Overlook for a 2.7 mile and 0.8 mile hiking experience that includes great views with minimal effort in this vast wilderness. The program includes transportation and leadership. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/4882
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Evening Yoga on the Market with Uttara Yoga/Jill Loftis

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM Location: Roanoke City Market Evening Yoga on the Market with Uttara Yoga/Jill Loftis
5:30 to 6:15 pm

Thursdays May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11

Join Uttara Yoga Studio the second Thursday of every month from May to September for outdoor yoga classes down on the city market. Bring a yoga mat and a towel and join us! Yoga classes open to all-levels and all ages and will include basic poses, breathwork and meditation.

Classes might be in a bright sunny spot, so please plan accordingly. Donations will be accepted for Student Outreach Association, a local charity that aids homeless high school children in Roanoke City.
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Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Smith Park (Roanoke River) Hang 10 with your asana! Are you looking to take your love for SUP or yoga to the next level? Why not combine the two! You will experience the ultimate combination of balance and focus in a new setting while still practicing classic yoga poses and techniques. Our experienced instructor from Uttara Yoga Studio will help you learn the proper stance for balance and control on a stand-up paddleboard while exercising traditional yoga form and alignment. All equipment and leadership is provided. No experience is necessary. You must be able to swim.

Date: September 11, 2014 (5:30-7pm)
Location: Smith Park
Registration Fee: $20
Register by: September 8

Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/4661
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9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: 404 Elm Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016 Join Rebuilding Together - Roanoke and Trust House on Thursday, Sept. 11 to remember those lost and injured on 9/11 and honor those who rose to service by volunteering in your community. Volunteers are invited to join the two organizations as we rebuild the Trust House front porch and clean-up litter and debris around the Old Southwest community. Volunteers are invited to spend the whole day with us or even drop by for a moment to see what's going on!

Rebuilding Together is a local non-profit home rehab/repair organization that works to bring volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners. Trust House is a non-profit organization providing homeless programming and shelter.

Volunteers will receive free t-shirts and lunch while supplies last.
Link: http://rebuildingtogetherroanoke.org/special-events/
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Muddy Squirrel Trail Running Series

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Variety of trails throughout the Roanoke Valley Muddy Squirrel Trail Running -- Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 pm, 8/21 - 9/18; $59 ($49 before 8/15) Register here!

Let us help you get in the best shape of your life! We'll work with your individual goals in a relaxed, supportive environment. We'll continue to explore local trails, frequenting your favorites across the Roanoke Valley. Worried about "keeping up"? Don't! We'll break into two (or more!) groups should the need arise.

Our 6 week session includes:
*6 two-hour group trail runs (distance will vary, but generally 4-7 miles, depending on terrain)
*Opportunity to develop an individualized training plan
*Opportunity to participate in a supportive, risk-free running atmosphere
*Some examples of local trails include Explore Park, Mill Mountain, Carvins Cove, Tinker Creek Greenway, Chestnut Ridge Loop, Tinker Mountain, Greenfield Park
Link: http://www.muddysquirrel.com/trail-running.html
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Lunch Vacation Ride

Event image Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Location: Underdog Bikes: 1113 Piedmont St SE, Roanoke, Virginia 24014 nLunch Vacation Ride™ leaves at 12:30pm every Thursday from UnderDog bikes. Ride duration is under an hour and we commonly grab a bite at Fork in the Alley at the ride's conclusion. Everyone on the ride is super friendly and welcoming. Riders of all levels are welcome to participate, though there is no way to get around climbing. If needed, we gladly guide beginners toward shorter / less challenging route options. An especially fun ride, tell your friends and bring'm along! Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
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Catawba Valley Farmers Market re-opening

Event image Time: 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM Location: 4965 Catawba Creek Road, Catawba, VA 24070 Catawba Valley Farmers Market will re-open for the 2014 season on May 8.  The CVFM is located at the Catawba Community Center, 4965 Catawba Creek Road, Catawba, VA 24070.  The Market is open on Thursdays from 3:30 to 7:00 PM.  Local farmers, producers & craftsmen offer fresh produce, grass-fed beef, fruits, eggs, honey, herbs, bedding plants, cut flower arrangements, breads, cookies, desserts, pickles, plus gemstone jewelry, pottery, note cards, paintings, baskets, gourd birdhouses, count Thery photography framed in reclaimed barnwood frames, and more. 
The Market is held outside with wonderful views of the surrounding farmland and mountains.  In case of inclement weather, the vendors move inside the Community Center. The Community Center is a Roanoke County Park with a playground adjacent to the Market area.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Catawba-Valley-Farmers-Market/129469157077509
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River Rock Yoga Class

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: River Rock Climbing All level yoga class taught by Uttara Yoga.

Free for gym members
$12 non-member/guest rate
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/
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Friday, September 12th, 2014

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Evening Yoga on the Market with Uttara Yoga/Jill Loftis

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM Location: Roanoke City Market
5:30 to 6:15 pm
Thursdays May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11

Join Uttara Yoga Studio the second Thursday of every month from May to September for outdoor yoga classes down on the city market. Bring a yoga mat and a towel and join us! Yoga classes open to all-levels and all ages and will include basic poses, breathwork and meditation.

Classes might be in a bright sunny spot, so please plan accordingly. Donations will be accepted for Student Outreach Association, a local charity that aids homeless high school children in Roanoke City.
Link: http://www.uttarayogastudio.com
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C&O Canal Bike Tour

Time: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM Location: Depature Location: Public Works Operating for nearly 100 years, The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (C&O) canal was a lifeline for communities along the Potomac River as coal, lumber and agricultural products floated down the waterway to market. Today it endures as a pathway for discovering historical, natural and recreational treasures. Join us and as we cycle over 180 miles from Georgetown, DC to Cumberland, MD on one of America’s premier rail trails. Enjoy memorable highlights such as Great Falls, Harpers Ferry, Fort Frederick, the Paw Paw Tunnel, and other regional delights. Leadership, transportation, lodging and some meals are provided. (Fee is based on double occupancy lodging). To register, please contact: Sarah Delise, (540)853-1276.

Dates: September 12-16
Registration Fee: $489
Register by: Aug. 28
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/4717
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Vinton Farmers' Market

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Location: 204 W. Lee Ave. Vinton, VA Join us Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (through October) to shop for fresh local produce, meats, eggs, jams, jellies, baked goods, and more. Special events and entertainment featured throughout the season. Free admission; vendor space available, $5. Call 540-983-0613. Link: http://www.vintonva.gov
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Saturday, September 13th, 2014

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Vinton Farmers' Market

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Location: 204 W. Lee Ave. Vinton, VA Join us Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (through October) to shop for fresh local produce, meats, eggs, jams, jellies, baked goods, and more. Special events and entertainment featured throughout the season. Free admission; vendor space available, $5. Call 540-983-0613. Link: http://www.vintonva.gov
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Botetourt Farmers Market

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Daleville Town Center The Botetourt Farmers Market is dedicated to bringing you fresh seasonal produce, fruits, healthy grass fed beef, free range eggs, a delightful array of pickled foods, baked goods, herbs, wine and artisan work. We also have an interest in supporting our community, and will be a drop off location for our local food pantry, as well as providing space for local non-profits to meet the public.

Our vendors produce what they sell. We are located at the Daleville Town Center, just off 220, from 8am to 12 pm on Saturdays, starting May 3rd, and into October.
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Treetop Adventures at Mountain Lake Lodge Tours

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke VA Get outdoors, challenge yourself, and experience the exhilaration of climbing, balancing, and zipping through the forest on our aerial adventure course! Sky bridges, standing swings, rope bridges, and zip lines offer a variety of challenges that are fun for everyone! Tours leave at 10am, 12noon and 2pm. You can make a reservation by calling 540-626-7149 or email treetops@mtnlakelodge.com Link: http://www.mtnlakelodge.com/mountain-activities/mountain-lake-treetop-adventures
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Grandin Village Community Market

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: 2080 Westover Avenue SW, Roanoke (raised terrace behind the Co-op) The Grandin Village Community Market is open every Saturday (8am-noon) from late April thru October, rain or shine! The Grandin Village Community Market is comprised of 15 farmers and food producers featuring certified and non-certified organic veggies, fruit, herbs, seasonal seedlings, cheese, pasture raised/grass-fed chicken, beef, pork, and lamb, regional seafood, locally roasted coffee, artisan homemade breads and baked goods, pasta, jams and jellies, hot-prepared foods, and fresh-cut flowers.

All LEAP markets accept AND double SNAP-EBT benefit
Link: http://www.leapforlocalfood.org
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River Rock Youth Climbing Club

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Location: River Rock Climbing The River Rock Youth Climbing Club will be meeting every Tuesday 5:30 to 7:00 and Saturday 10:00 - 11:30. For youth 10-17 years old.
$75 for members and $120 for non-members per month. Registration includes unlimited rental gear (and unlimited gym access for non-members) and 12 hours of instruction a month.

The Club is geared to develop skills, practice with our trained staff, and prepare for regional USA Climbing competitions.

Spaces are still available - call the gym today to sign up or for more details.
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River Rock Belay Class

Event image Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Location: River Rock Climbing In the Basic Belay Course you will work with our instructor and learn the technique of belaying. After taking the class and before your first time climbing, you will be required to take a belay test showing the staff that you have retained all the information and skills necessary. Taking this class and successfully passing the belay test will certify you to belay climbers in the gym.

This course takes approximately an hour and a half. Rental harness and shoes are provided in course fee if needed.

Course Prerequisite: participants must be at least 13 years old

Course topics:
• Knot craft and harness tie-in
• BUS Belay method
• Rope management
• Use of a Petzl ATC and Grigri
• Climber/Belayer communication
• Arresting a fall
• Lowering a climber
• Basic climbing technique
• Climbing rating system

Pricing:
$20 Adult
$18 Student, Active Military, Public Safety, K-12 Educator
$15 Youth (13-17)
FREE Members of RR Gym

Call the gym to sign-up (540) 685-2360. Class size limited, so first come first served.
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/
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Beginner/Intermediate Bike Ride at the Cove

Event image Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Carvins Cove - Bennett Springs lot Join Richard and IMBA for a beginner to intermediate, no-drop ride at Carvins Cove. Every Saturday @ 10 a.m. Continuing throughout winter unless under 20 degrees, or raining. Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
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KIDS Beginner's Ride by East Coasters

Event image Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Carvins Cove - Bennett Springs lot East Coaster's Beginner's Ride Our Saturday Beginner Kids ride is still on! We meet at Bennett Springs parking lot at 11 AM and the ride is catered to the level of kids who show up. It is for anyone who rides a 24" wheeled mountain bike and up. This ride will continue year-round, cancelled only for rain. Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
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Roanoke Epic Wilderness: James River Face Hike

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 4:45 PM Location: Meeting Location: Public Works Service Center (18+, 10+ with an adult) The James River Face Wilderness is located on the southern bank of the James River near Balcony Falls on the north and borders Thunder Ridge Wilderness on the South. Join us for the iconic hike in this wilderness area—Devil’s Marbleyard for a 3 mile out and back experience with some opportunities to climb some rocks to earn a stellar view. The program includes transportation and leadership. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/4883
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Community Block Party

Event image Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: 1427 Melrose Ave NW Roanoke, VA N-Zone Community Action Center Free admission. Free ice cream, limbo for kids/adults, lots of line dances taught, Face paint. Spades and Bid Whist card tournament $5.00 registration fee partial proceeds to LOA and Sabrina's Place. Selling fried fish, hot dogs, hot smokes, burgers and fries. Link:
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Southwest Virginia Outdoor Expo

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: Heartwood: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway in Abingdon, VA Appalachian Spring, an outdoor recreation initiative of Friends of Southwest Virginia, invites you to participate in the first annual Southwest Virginia Outdoor Expo on September 13, 2014, held at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway in Abingdon, VA. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a regional effort that supports community development with outdoor recreation as a catalyst to enhance the creative economy in the region. This is the first of its kind in Southwest Virginia (SWVA).

This Expo will raise excitement and awareness of the diverse outdoor recreation opportunities that are abundant across the region. It is organized around eight outdoor recreation anchors throughout the 19 counties/4 city region of SWVA as well as the local network of other outdoor recreation assets. The eight anchors include the Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail, New River, Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, Clinch River, Breaks Interstate Park, High Knob Recreation Area, and the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail.

The Expo will be free to the public with interactive clinics/demos, educational information, family-oriented activities, live music, and local beer. Off-site outdoor excursions will offer locals and visitors the opportunity to get out into the region and participate in various outdoor recreation activities. The SWVA Outdoor Expo is accepting applications for interested sponsors, vendors, and musicians on the Expo website (www.swvaoutdoorexpo.com). If interested in participating in the Expo, please fill out the appropriate form found at the SWVA Outdoor Expo website by July 31, 2014. Vendors and musicians will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be selected based on geographic location and activity type.
Link: http://www.swvaoutdoorexpo.com
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Sunday, September 14th, 2014

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Treetop Adventures at Mountain Lake Lodge Tours

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke VA Get outdoors, challenge yourself, and experience the exhilaration of climbing, balancing, and zipping through the forest on our aerial adventure course! Sky bridges, standing swings, rope bridges, and zip lines offer a variety of challenges that are fun for everyone! Tours leave at 10am, 12noon and 2pm. You can make a reservation by calling 540-626-7149 or email treetops@mtnlakelodge.com Link: http://www.mtnlakelodge.com/mountain-activities/mountain-lake-treetop-adventures
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Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Location: 287 Winery Rd. Every Sunday June through October

Chateau Morrisette welcomes some of our "old favorites" back to our Sunday Sounds schedule. We also welcome some new, exciting performers to our program. You will definitely enjoy all the artists, no matter what style of music you like.

June 1 Melissa McSherry
June 8 Hoonah Hoonah
June 15 RagTop
June 22 Bigmama Joy
June 29 Sigmon Singers
July 6 Scott Perry Duo
July 13 Nostalgic But Cool
July 20 Larry Wishon
JUly 27 American Roots
August 3 RagTop
August 10 Scott Perry Trio
August 17 Big Mama Joy
August 24 Caravan Band
August 31 Scott Perry Duo
September 7 American Roots
September 14 Wyatt Law
September 21 Nostalgic But Cool
September 28 Melissa McSherry
October 5 Sigmon Singers
October 12 Caravan Band
October 19 Randolph Walker & Lisa Angell
October 26 Lacy Green
Link: http://thedogs.com/events/sunday-sounds.html
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Conservation Celebration 2014

Event image Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Braeloch, 2353 Hammond Drive, Vinton, VA The Blue Ridge Land Conservancy, one of the organizations which protects Carvins Cove, is hosting its annual Conservation Celebration dinner at Braeloch in Vinton on September 14th. We will be honoring Ms. Liz Belcher for her 16 years (and counting) of work on the Greenway system around Roanoke as well as Mr. and Mrs. Bruce and Elain Ingram for their dedication to conservation and the outdoors.

The night will feature a catered local foods dinner from Blue Ridge Catering, local wine and craft beer, live music by Easy Pickins, and a live AND silent auction. Our silent auction's theme is "Food and (Outdoor) Fun" and features items such as a Moroccan Dinner for Four, a Glider Ride for Two, a Flyfishing Lesson with Broaddus Fitzpatrick, gift certificates to your favorite restaurants, and much more!

NEW THIS YEAR! We will have our very first LIVE auction this year of three items: a week-long stay in a beach house on Nantucket Island; dinner at the Regency Room and a night chauffeured in a antique Rolls Royce; and four tickets to this fall's Virginia Tech vs. UVA game in Blacksburg!

Don't miss this fun and casual family-friendly event! Tickets are on sale at www.blueridgelandconservancy.org/celebration
Tickets are $55 per adult until September 5th. After Sept 5, tickets will be $65. Tickets can be bought at the door. Children 12 and under are FREE!
Link: http://www.blueridgelandconservancy.org/celebration
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Coffee Pot Sunday Ride

Event image Time: 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM Location: Roanoke, VA Coffee Pot Afternoon Ride
Time: 12:30pm
Location: Nations Bank across from MoJo’s on Brambleton
Ride Type = Road Ride
Terrain = Gently Rolling
Ride Length = 25 – 30 miles
Average Pace = Decided by the Group! Usually a Moderately Fast Ride.
Link: http://brbcva.org/calendar/
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River Rock Belay Class

Event image Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Location: River Rock Climbing In the Basic Belay Course you will work with our instructor and learn the technique of belaying. After taking the class and before your first time climbing, you will be required to take a belay test showing the staff that you have retained all the information and skills necessary. Taking this class and successfully passing the belay test will certify you to belay climbers in the gym.

This course takes approximately an hour and a half. Rental harness and shoes are provided in course fee if needed.

Course Prerequisite: participants must be at least 13 years old

Course topics:
• Knot craft and harness tie-in
• BUS Belay method
• Rope management
• Use of a Petzl ATC and Grigri
• Climber/Belayer communication
• Arresting a fall
• Lowering a climber
• Basic climbing technique
• Climbing rating system

Pricing:
$20 Adult
$18 Student, Active Military, Public Safety, K-12 Educator
$15 Youth (13-17)
FREE Members of RR Gym

Call the gym to sign-up (540) 685-2360. Class size limited, so first come first served.
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/
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Monday, September 15th, 2014

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M3 Ride (Monday Mill Mountain)

Event image Time: 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM Location: 180 Reserve Ave SW, Roanoke, VA Every Monday Night (if the temperature is 50°F or higher) Kyle Inman leads a mtb ride that explores the amazing trails on Mill Mountain, and the urban alleyways that lead there. The trails are not particularly technical, although expect at least 1000′ of climbing per loop. Generally, an hour to an hour-and-a-half in duration. Lights needed on the season fringes. Great trails, a sweet route is insured, and you can count on post ride beverage at Fork in the Alley Brick Oven Pub too ;) Starting Location: Pedestrian bridge over Roanoke River, River’s Edge Ride Distance: 10 Miles Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
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River Rock Yoga Class

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: River Rock Climbing All level yoga class taught by Uttara Yoga.

Free for gym members
$12 non-member/guest rate
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/
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Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

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Roanoke Epic Wilderness: Thunder Ridge Hike

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Meeting Location: Norwich Recreation Center (18+, 10+ with an adult) Thunder Ridge Wilderness Area borders James River Face Wilderness on the north and is the smallest wilderness area in Virginia. Join us for a 7 mile out and back hike on the Appalachian Trail through this wilderness area. The program includes transportation and leadership. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/4884
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Fleet Feet Sports Pub runs

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Fork in the City AND Wasena City Tap Room (alternating weeks) The Fleet Feet Sports Pub Runs take place on Tuesday evenings at 6pm. Runs alternate weekly between Fork in the City and the Wasena City Tap Room. The Pub Runs will include a three and five mile route.

Pub Runs at Fork in the City will be followed by food and beverage specials including $6 pitchers of beer and $10 large one-topping pizzas!

Pub Runs at Wasena City Tap Room will be followed by food and beverage specials including $10 one-topping pizzas and $1 off select tap beers. Please note that there is an overflow parking lot for us to use for the Pub Runs at Wasena City Tap Room. The overflow parking is a paved lot on 8th Street, half a block south of the River House and has a playground located at the back of the lot. It's easy to identify once you know where to look. It's almost directly across from Ghent Hill Woodworks at 1308 8th Street SW. We encourage everyone to park there! Thanks! We will be at the Tap Room directing you if you need help finding the lot!

All Pub Run participants are required to sign a waiver and carry identification with emergency contact information.
Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/pubruns
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West End Community Market

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Location: 1223 Patterson Avenue SW, Roanoke, VA 24016 The West End Community Market is open year-round, rain or shine! Come out and buy fresh, local, sustainable-grown products from Roanoke Valley farmers and vendors. Food producers at this market sell certified and non-certified organic veggies, fruit, herbs, seasonal seedlings, cheese, pasture raised/grass-fed chicken, beef, and pork, locally roasted coffee, artisan homemade breads, muffins, baked goods, and other hot-prepared foods.

All LEAP markets accept AND double SNAP-EBT benefits.
Link: http://www.leapforlocalfood.org
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Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

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Mindfulness Conference

Event image Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Location: Virginia Western Community College Studies continue to show that Americans are overworked and over-stressed. While we can’t always change our circumstances, we can find ways to cope with work-related stress. Total Action for Progress (TAP) aims to equip people with these coping methods through the first ever Mindfulness Conference this September.

This 1-day conference will be held on September 17th, 2014 at Virginia Western Community College. It is designed to provide participants with an introduction to the practice of mindfulness, strategies to use at work and in everyday life, and opportunities to practice applying these strategies to real life scenarios. People with high stress occupations such as those in the fields of health care, mental health, education, law enforcement, business, and human services are encouraged to attend.
Distinguished guest speakers will be:

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D., a prominent psychologist, author and speaker who will share the scientific basis for mindfulness and how the practice of mindfulness can lead to lower levels of stress, improved performance, and a higher quality of life experience.
Linda Lantieri, M.A., an educator, author, and dynamic speaker who has been a pioneer in enabling teachers and their students to develop emotional intelligence through the use of social emotional learning strategies and mindfulness practice.
To register, visit https://registration.tapintohope.org/start.aspx and click on the Mindfulness Conference link. The cost of the event is $35 and includes lunch. Additionally, CEUs are available at a cost of $15 through Radford University for social workers, counselors, nurses, and educators. Payment for CEUs will be taken at the door the day of the event.
This event is sponsored by: Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Radford University Department of Counselor Education, Virginia Western Community College, Family Service of Roanoke Valley, Mental Health America of Roanoke Valley, Roanoke City Public Schools, and Total Action for Progress.
Link: https://registration.tapintohope.org/start.aspx
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Roanoke Ultimate Weekly Pickup

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: River's Edge Sports Complex South - Field 4 Roanoke Ultimate hosts weekly Ultimate (Frisbee) pickup each Wednesday from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at River’s Edge Sports Complex South – Field 4. Weekly pickup is open to all interested adults and runs from mid-April through late October. Visit www.roanokeultimate.com for field location/directions, fees, calendar of events, sponsorship opportunities, liability waiver/release, and other information.

Ultimate Pickup Equipment Checklist:
dark and white shirt/jersey (no gray)
cleats (recommended) or athletic/running shoes
water/sports drink and snack
completed Roanoke Ultimate liability waiver/release (available at fields or online)
Link: http://www.roanokeultimate.com
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River Rock Yoga Class

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: River Rock Climbing All level yoga class taught by Uttara Yoga.

Free for gym members
$12 non-member/guest rate
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/
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Thursday, September 18th, 2014

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Roanoke Epic Wilderness: Brush Mountain Hike

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Meeting Location: Norwich Recreation Center (18+, 10+ with an adult) Audie Murphy was the most decorated soldier in World War 2. Join us on an 8 mile out and back hike from SR 621 to the Brush Mountain summit to the Audie Murphy Monument in celebration of the Brush Mountain Wilderness. The program includes transportation and leadership. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/4885
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River Rock Yoga Class

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: River Rock Climbing All level yoga class taught by Uttara Yoga.

Free for gym members
$12 non-member/guest rate
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/
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Catawba Valley Farmers Market re-opening

Event image Time: 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM Location: 4965 Catawba Creek Road, Catawba, VA 24070 Catawba Valley Farmers Market will re-open for the 2014 season on May 8.  The CVFM is located at the Catawba Community Center, 4965 Catawba Creek Road, Catawba, VA 24070.  The Market is open on Thursdays from 3:30 to 7:00 PM.  Local farmers, producers & craftsmen offer fresh produce, grass-fed beef, fruits, eggs, honey, herbs, bedding plants, cut flower arrangements, breads, cookies, desserts, pickles, plus gemstone jewelry, pottery, note cards, paintings, baskets, gourd birdhouses, count Thery photography framed in reclaimed barnwood frames, and more. 
The Market is held outside with wonderful views of the surrounding farmland and mountains.  In case of inclement weather, the vendors move inside the Community Center. The Community Center is a Roanoke County Park with a playground adjacent to the Market area.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Catawba-Valley-Farmers-Market/129469157077509
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"Body by Parkway" Running Club

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Parkway Brewery, Kessler Mill Rd. "Body by Parkway Brewery" knows how to entice people to come out and get fit...BEER!! Join fellow running & beer enthusiasts at Parkway Brewery every Thursday. Runs leave the brewery at 6pm and do a 3.2 mile out & back run on the Battleground Trail (Gravel Greenway) in Salem.

Club members are rewarded after participating in three runs with a beer for a penny. So support local, get fit, drink beer...what could be better?
Link: https://www.facebook.com/ParkwayBrewingCompany
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Muddy Squirrel Trail Running Series

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Variety of trails throughout the Roanoke Valley Muddy Squirrel Trail Running -- Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 pm, 8/21 - 9/18; $59 ($49 before 8/15) Register here!

Let us help you get in the best shape of your life! We'll work with your individual goals in a relaxed, supportive environment. We'll continue to explore local trails, frequenting your favorites across the Roanoke Valley. Worried about "keeping up"? Don't! We'll break into two (or more!) groups should the need arise.

Our 6 week session includes:
*6 two-hour group trail runs (distance will vary, but generally 4-7 miles, depending on terrain)
*Opportunity to develop an individualized training plan
*Opportunity to participate in a supportive, risk-free running atmosphere
*Some examples of local trails include Explore Park, Mill Mountain, Carvins Cove, Tinker Creek Greenway, Chestnut Ridge Loop, Tinker Mountain, Greenfield Park
Link: http://www.muddysquirrel.com/trail-running.html
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Lunch Vacation Ride

Event image Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Location: Underdog Bikes: 1113 Piedmont St SE, Roanoke, Virginia 24014 nLunch Vacation Ride™ leaves at 12:30pm every Thursday from UnderDog bikes. Ride duration is under an hour and we commonly grab a bite at Fork in the Alley at the ride's conclusion. Everyone on the ride is super friendly and welcoming. Riders of all levels are welcome to participate, though there is no way to get around climbing. If needed, we gladly guide beginners toward shorter / less challenging route options. An especially fun ride, tell your friends and bring'm along! Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
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Friday, September 19th, 2014

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Vinton Farmers' Market

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Location: 204 W. Lee Ave. Vinton, VA Join us Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (through October) to shop for fresh local produce, meats, eggs, jams, jellies, baked goods, and more. Special events and entertainment featured throughout the season. Free admission; vendor space available, $5. Call 540-983-0613. Link: http://www.vintonva.gov
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Sunset Canoeing at Carvins Cove

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM Location: Carvins Cove Spend the evening enjoying the beauty and peacefulness of the Carvins Cove reservoir at sunset as you unwind from a hard week of work. Watch as the bright colors of the sunset illuminate and fill the sky amongst the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. All transportation, leadership, and equipment are provided. Participants must be able to swim. No canoeing experience is necessary. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/4906
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Muddy Squirrel-Women's Mountain Bike Retreat

Event image Time: 5:00 PM - 11:45 PM Location: Camp Bethel Spend a weekend of "adventurous relaxation" as we explore a beautiful part of the Blue Ridge Mounatins just north of Roanoke. We'll ride on a wide variety of surfaces -- from fire road to double track to single track, with a bit of pavement (including the Blue Ridge Parkway) here and there to make the loops connect. But it's not just about riding -- it's about eating, socializing, and having a great cycling "get-away" with just the ladies! Ride options suitable for the beginner and up. So throw your bike on your car rack and come join us! No bike? No problem!Contact us and we'll get you a super-sweet, yet super-affordable rental bike for the weekend. $229 ($209 by 8/11) Follow the link for details. Link: http://www.muddysquirrel.com/mountain-biking.html
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Off The Rails Theatre presents "Doubt"

Event image Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Location: June M. McBroom Theatre in Community High School, 302 Campbell Ave. SE. Off The Rails Theatre presents Doubt: a parable by John Patrick Shanley on September 18 – 20 (Thursday – Saturday) and 25-27(Thursday – Saturday) at the June M. McBroom Theatre located in Community High School, 302 Campbell Avenue SE, Roanoke VA. Directed by Artistic Director Miriam Frazier, Doubt features performances by Amanda Mansfield, Tim Kennard, Kelly Anglim and Salena Sullivan. Tickets are $10.00 per person on Thursday evenings and $15.00 on Friday and Saturday evenings. Curtain is 8 pm each performance.
In an interview for The New Times in 2004, John Patrick Shanley had this to say about Doubt: “ And still another reason I wrote this play is that I'm very aware that debate has become the form of communication, like on 'Crossfire.' There is no room or value placed on doubt, which is one of the hallmarks of the wise man. It's getting harder and harder in this society to find a place for spacious, true intellectual exchange. It's all becoming about who won the argument, which is just moronic.''
Tickets are available at the door and reservations may be made by calling Off The Rails Theatre at 540-676-1415. For further information please check our website http://www.offtherailstheatre.com or facebook page Off The Rails Theatre or e-mail us at offtherailstheatre@gmail.com .

Off the Rails Theatre is committed to providing Roanoke area actors and audiences the opportunity to produce and to see alternative or under-produced theatre. Hand in hand with this objective, we seek to provide not only training for actors and technicians, but challenging material which will stretch our actors and audiences artistically. Our aim is to create consistently professional work and experiences for our community. Off the Rails Theatre is a 501c3 designated non-profit theatre group.
Link: http://www/offtherailstheatre.com
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First Fridays

Event image Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: Franklin Road between Jefferson and Williamson The Worx hits the outdoor stage on Franklin for a great party supporting local area charities. Poseidon's Children, Family Services of Roanoke Valley, American Red Cross and Kirk Family YMCA will be working this event! Admission is $5.00 and beer and wine are on sale for $4.00. Must be 21 or older to attend with I.D. required at gate! Join the original downtown Party with a Purpose! Link: http://www.firstfridaysroanoke.com
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Saturday, September 20th, 2014

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Off The Rails Theatre presents "Doubt"

Event image Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Location: June M. McBroom Theatre in Community High School, 302 Campbell Ave. SE. Off The Rails Theatre presents Doubt: a parable by John Patrick Shanley on September 18 – 20 (Thursday – Saturday) and 25-27(Thursday – Saturday) at the June M. McBroom Theatre located in Community High School, 302 Campbell Avenue SE, Roanoke VA. Directed by Artistic Director Miriam Frazier, Doubt features performances by Amanda Mansfield, Tim Kennard, Kelly Anglim and Salena Sullivan. Tickets are $10.00 per person on Thursday evenings and $15.00 on Friday and Saturday evenings. Curtain is 8 pm each performance.
In an interview for The New Times in 2004, John Patrick Shanley had this to say about Doubt: “ And still another reason I wrote this play is that I'm very aware that debate has become the form of communication, like on 'Crossfire.' There is no room or value placed on doubt, which is one of the hallmarks of the wise man. It's getting harder and harder in this society to find a place for spacious, true intellectual exchange. It's all becoming about who won the argument, which is just moronic.''
Tickets are available at the door and reservations may be made by calling Off The Rails Theatre at 540-676-1415. For further information please check our website http://www.offtherailstheatre.com or facebook page Off The Rails Theatre or e-mail us at offtherailstheatre@gmail.com .

Off the Rails Theatre is committed to providing Roanoke area actors and audiences the opportunity to produce and to see alternative or under-produced theatre. Hand in hand with this objective, we seek to provide not only training for actors and technicians, but challenging material which will stretch our actors and audiences artistically. Our aim is to create consistently professional work and experiences for our community. Off the Rails Theatre is a 501c3 designated non-profit theatre group.
Link: http://www/offtherailstheatre.com
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What’s in YOUR water?

Event image Time: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Walkabout Outfitter- Valley View Join the Walkabout Outfitter team for lessons in filtration and purification. Attendees will learn how to convert water from lakes, rivers, streams and faucets into SAFE drinking water.

Saturday, September 20th
2:00pm – 7:00 pm

Demonstration Schedule:
2:30 pm Aquamira
4:00 pm Katadyn
5:30 pm Platypus
7:00 pm Sawyer

4822 J Valley View Blvd. Roanoke, VA 24012 (540) 777 -0990
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FREE Interperative Hike at Explore Park

Event image Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Location: Explore Park Enjoy a nature walk guided by professional foresters where you will learn about tree identification, soil formation, human uses of various wood products, modern forestry practices and much more. Various stops along the trail will showcase how forests change, develop and recover over time and how today’s foresters try to balance the need between providing wood products for society and preserving the unique and highly diverse ecosystems that exist in woodlands around the world. A great educational opportunity for kids and adults and a pleasant walk through the woods. Tours are hosted by the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Society of American Foresters (SAF). Link: https://prtonline.roanokecountyva.gov/eConnect/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp?UseLink=true&Course=true&aid=5348
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Horseback Riding - Cross Country Campout

Event image Time: 11:30 AM - 11:59 PM Location: Depart from Kessler Mill Rd in Salem Capture the spirit of adventure on this all inclusive backcountry excursion. You will first be introduced to horse packing, where all gear and supplies are carried on horseback, as well as basic horsemanship skills. Next, everyone will be partnered with a horse and set out on a cross country ride to a peaceful and private campsite. At camp you have options for more riding and exploring or just relax and enjoy the provided snacks and beverages. Expect a delicious dinner and campfire for the evening and a hearty breakfast and scenic ride in the morning. No experience necessary. Trail guides, meals, transportation, helmets, and camping gear provided. Must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Link: https://prtonline.roanokecountyva.gov/eConnect/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp?UseLink=true&Course=true&aid=5006
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Rock Climbing at Goshen

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Meeting Location: Public Works Service Center (18+, 10+ with an adult) This course will get you climbing on real rock near picturesque Goshen, Virginia and get you learning the basics of outdoor top roping in no time. From learning about the gear (harnesses, shoes, ropes, belay devices) to styling the technique on the climbs, you will climb away from today with more knowledge than you can fit in your chalk bag. The program fee includes all gear, transportation, and leadership. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/4903
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River Rock Youth Climbing Club

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Location: River Rock Climbing The River Rock Youth Climbing Club will be meeting every Tuesday 5:30 to 7:00 and Saturday 10:00 - 11:30. For youth 10-17 years old.
$75 for members and $120 for non-members per month. Registration includes unlimited rental gear (and unlimited gym access for non-members) and 12 hours of instruction a month.

The Club is geared to develop skills, practice with our trained staff, and prepare for regional USA Climbing competitions.

Spaces are still available - call the gym today to sign up or for more details.
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Treetop Adventures at Mountain Lake Lodge Tours

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke VA Get outdoors, challenge yourself, and experience the exhilaration of climbing, balancing, and zipping through the forest on our aerial adventure course! Sky bridges, standing swings, rope bridges, and zip lines offer a variety of challenges that are fun for everyone! Tours leave at 10am, 12noon and 2pm. You can make a reservation by calling 540-626-7149 or email treetops@mtnlakelodge.com Link: http://www.mtnlakelodge.com/mountain-activities/mountain-lake-treetop-adventures
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Grandin Village Community Market

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: 2080 Westover Avenue SW, Roanoke (raised terrace behind the Co-op) The Grandin Village Community Market is open every Saturday (8am-noon) from late April thru October, rain or shine! The Grandin Village Community Market is comprised of 15 farmers and food producers featuring certified and non-certified organic veggies, fruit, herbs, seasonal seedlings, cheese, pasture raised/grass-fed chicken, beef, pork, and lamb, regional seafood, locally roasted coffee, artisan homemade breads and baked goods, pasta, jams and jellies, hot-prepared foods, and fresh-cut flowers.

All LEAP markets accept AND double SNAP-EBT benefit
Link: http://www.leapforlocalfood.org
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Botetourt Farmers Market

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Daleville Town Center The Botetourt Farmers Market is dedicated to bringing you fresh seasonal produce, fruits, healthy grass fed beef, free range eggs, a delightful array of pickled foods, baked goods, herbs, wine and artisan work. We also have an interest in supporting our community, and will be a drop off location for our local food pantry, as well as providing space for local non-profits to meet the public.

Our vendors produce what they sell. We are located at the Daleville Town Center, just off 220, from 8am to 12 pm on Saturdays, starting May 3rd, and into October.
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Roanoke Epic Wilderness: Peters Mountain Hike

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Meeting Location: Public Works Service Center (18+, 10+ with an adult) Peters Mountain Wilderness is along the border of Virginia and West Virginia. This remote wilderness hike along the Appalachian Trail near Pine Swamp shelter will explore this rarely visited gem. The program includes transportation and leadership. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/4886
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Vinton Farmers' Market

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Location: 204 W. Lee Ave. Vinton, VA Join us Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (through October) to shop for fresh local produce, meats, eggs, jams, jellies, baked goods, and more. Special events and entertainment featured throughout the season. Free admission; vendor space available, $5. Call 540-983-0613. Link: http://www.vintonva.gov
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River Rock Belay Class

Event image Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Location: River Rock Climbing In the Basic Belay Course you will work with our instructor and learn the technique of belaying. After taking the class and before your first time climbing, you will be required to take a belay test showing the staff that you have retained all the information and skills necessary. Taking this class and successfully passing the belay test will certify you to belay climbers in the gym.

This course takes approximately an hour and a half. Rental harness and shoes are provided in course fee if needed.

Course Prerequisite: participants must be at least 13 years old

Course topics:
• Knot craft and harness tie-in
• BUS Belay method
• Rope management
• Use of a Petzl ATC and Grigri
• Climber/Belayer communication
• Arresting a fall
• Lowering a climber
• Basic climbing technique
• Climbing rating system

Pricing:
$20 Adult
$18 Student, Active Military, Public Safety, K-12 Educator
$15 Youth (13-17)
FREE Members of RR Gym

Call the gym to sign-up (540) 685-2360. Class size limited, so first come first served.
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/
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Beginner/Intermediate Bike Ride at the Cove

Event image Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Carvins Cove - Bennett Springs lot Join Richard and IMBA for a beginner to intermediate, no-drop ride at Carvins Cove. Every Saturday @ 10 a.m. Continuing throughout winter unless under 20 degrees, or raining. Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
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KIDS Beginner's Ride by East Coasters

Event image Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Carvins Cove - Bennett Springs lot East Coaster's Beginner's Ride Our Saturday Beginner Kids ride is still on! We meet at Bennett Springs parking lot at 11 AM and the ride is catered to the level of kids who show up. It is for anyone who rides a 24" wheeled mountain bike and up. This ride will continue year-round, cancelled only for rain. Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
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Sunday, September 21st, 2014

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Treetop Adventures at Mountain Lake Lodge Tours

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke VA Get outdoors, challenge yourself, and experience the exhilaration of climbing, balancing, and zipping through the forest on our aerial adventure course! Sky bridges, standing swings, rope bridges, and zip lines offer a variety of challenges that are fun for everyone! Tours leave at 10am, 12noon and 2pm. You can make a reservation by calling 540-626-7149 or email treetops@mtnlakelodge.com Link: http://www.mtnlakelodge.com/mountain-activities/mountain-lake-treetop-adventures
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Rock Climbing at Bozoo

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Meeting Location: Public Works Service Center (18+, 10+ with an adult) This course will get you climbing on real rock near shaded and cozy Bozoo, West Virginia and get you learning the basics of outdoor top roping in no time. From learning about the gear (harnesses, shoes, ropes, belay devices) to styling the technique on the climbs, you will climb away from today with more knowledge than you can fit in your chalk bag. The program fee includes all gear, transportation, and leadership. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/4904
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Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Location: 287 Winery Rd. Every Sunday June through October

Chateau Morrisette welcomes some of our "old favorites" back to our Sunday Sounds schedule. We also welcome some new, exciting performers to our program. You will definitely enjoy all the artists, no matter what style of music you like.

June 1 Melissa McSherry
June 8 Hoonah Hoonah
June 15 RagTop
June 22 Bigmama Joy
June 29 Sigmon Singers
July 6 Scott Perry Duo
July 13 Nostalgic But Cool
July 20 Larry Wishon
JUly 27 American Roots
August 3 RagTop
August 10 Scott Perry Trio
August 17 Big Mama Joy
August 24 Caravan Band
August 31 Scott Perry Duo
September 7 American Roots
September 14 Wyatt Law
September 21 Nostalgic But Cool
September 28 Melissa McSherry
October 5 Sigmon Singers
October 12 Caravan Band
October 19 Randolph Walker & Lisa Angell
October 26 Lacy Green
Link: http://thedogs.com/events/sunday-sounds.html
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River Rock Belay Class

Event image Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Location: River Rock Climbing In the Basic Belay Course you will work with our instructor and learn the technique of belaying. After taking the class and before your first time climbing, you will be required to take a belay test showing the staff that you have retained all the information and skills necessary. Taking this class and successfully passing the belay test will certify you to belay climbers in the gym.

This course takes approximately an hour and a half. Rental harness and shoes are provided in course fee if needed.

Course Prerequisite: participants must be at least 13 years old

Course topics:
• Knot craft and harness tie-in
• BUS Belay method
• Rope management
• Use of a Petzl ATC and Grigri
• Climber/Belayer communication
• Arresting a fall
• Lowering a climber
• Basic climbing technique
• Climbing rating system

Pricing:
$20 Adult
$18 Student, Active Military, Public Safety, K-12 Educator
$15 Youth (13-17)
FREE Members of RR Gym

Call the gym to sign-up (540) 685-2360. Class size limited, so first come first served.
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/
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Coffee Pot Sunday Ride

Event image Time: 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM Location: Roanoke, VA Coffee Pot Afternoon Ride
Time: 12:30pm
Location: Nations Bank across from MoJo’s on Brambleton
Ride Type = Road Ride
Terrain = Gently Rolling
Ride Length = 25 – 30 miles
Average Pace = Decided by the Group! Usually a Moderately Fast Ride.
Link: http://brbcva.org/calendar/
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Monday, September 22nd, 2014

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M3 Ride (Monday Mill Mountain)

Event image Time: 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM Location: 180 Reserve Ave SW, Roanoke, VA Every Monday Night (if the temperature is 50°F or higher) Kyle Inman leads a mtb ride that explores the amazing trails on Mill Mountain, and the urban alleyways that lead there. The trails are not particularly technical, although expect at least 1000′ of climbing per loop. Generally, an hour to an hour-and-a-half in duration. Lights needed on the season fringes. Great trails, a sweet route is insured, and you can count on post ride beverage at Fork in the Alley Brick Oven Pub too ;) Starting Location: Pedestrian bridge over Roanoke River, River’s Edge Ride Distance: 10 Miles Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
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River Rock Yoga Class

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: River Rock Climbing All level yoga class taught by Uttara Yoga.

Free for gym members
$12 non-member/guest rate
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/
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Blue Ridge Wildflower Society Meeting: What do Native Woodland Orchids and Wetland Plants Have in Common?

Event image Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Location: Roanoke Council of Garden Clbus Meeting: What Do Native Woodland Orchids and
Wetland Plants Have in Common?
Fungi are essential for the survival of native woodland orchids and most plants
including many wetland species. In addition to pretty pictures of orchids and
wetland plants, learn about mycorrhizal associations ( between fungi and plants)
that are going on out-of-sight below the soil’s surface
and help these plants to survive.
Dr. Antoinette (“Toni”) Pepin is Professor of Biology
at Virginia Western Community College and heads
the Integrated Environmental Studies Program. Her
PhD is in Environmental Biology and Public Policy
from George Mason University. She studied the effects of hydrology and soil on
wetland vegetation restoration. She has worked as an environmental educator
and consultant. Toni earned a Master’s degree in Biology/Ornithology from Utah
State University. She is proud to have earned her B.S. in Biology from Virginia Tech.
Link: http://www.brwfs.org
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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

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Fleet Feet Sports Pub runs

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Fork in the City AND Wasena City Tap Room (alternating weeks) The Fleet Feet Sports Pub Runs take place on Tuesday evenings at 6pm. Runs alternate weekly between Fork in the City and the Wasena City Tap Room. The Pub Runs will include a three and five mile route.

Pub Runs at Fork in the City will be followed by food and beverage specials including $6 pitchers of beer and $10 large one-topping pizzas!

Pub Runs at Wasena City Tap Room will be followed by food and beverage specials including $10 one-topping pizzas and $1 off select tap beers. Please note that there is an overflow parking lot for us to use for the Pub Runs at Wasena City Tap Room. The overflow parking is a paved lot on 8th Street, half a block south of the River House and has a playground located at the back of the lot. It's easy to identify once you know where to look. It's almost directly across from Ghent Hill Woodworks at 1308 8th Street SW. We encourage everyone to park there! Thanks! We will be at the Tap Room directing you if you need help finding the lot!

All Pub Run participants are required to sign a waiver and carry identification with emergency contact information.
Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/pubruns
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West End Community Market

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Location: 1223 Patterson Avenue SW, Roanoke, VA 24016 The West End Community Market is open year-round, rain or shine! Come out and buy fresh, local, sustainable-grown products from Roanoke Valley farmers and vendors. Food producers at this market sell certified and non-certified organic veggies, fruit, herbs, seasonal seedlings, cheese, pasture raised/grass-fed chicken, beef, and pork, locally roasted coffee, artisan homemade breads, muffins, baked goods, and other hot-prepared foods.

All LEAP markets accept AND double SNAP-EBT benefits.
Link: http://www.leapforlocalfood.org
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Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

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River Rock Yoga Class

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: River Rock Climbing All level yoga class taught by Uttara Yoga.

Free for gym members
$12 non-member/guest rate
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/
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Roanoke Ultimate Weekly Pickup

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: River's Edge Sports Complex South - Field 4 Roanoke Ultimate hosts weekly Ultimate (Frisbee) pickup each Wednesday from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at River’s Edge Sports Complex South – Field 4. Weekly pickup is open to all interested adults and runs from mid-April through late October. Visit www.roanokeultimate.com for field location/directions, fees, calendar of events, sponsorship opportunities, liability waiver/release, and other information.

Ultimate Pickup Equipment Checklist:
dark and white shirt/jersey (no gray)
cleats (recommended) or athletic/running shoes
water/sports drink and snack
completed Roanoke Ultimate liability waiver/release (available at fields or online)
Link: http://www.roanokeultimate.com
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Reach Your Peak Climbing Training Program

Event image Time: 6:30 AM - 7:30 PM Location: River Rock Climbing Gym NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. NO ADDITIONAL COST OVER REGULAR ADMISSION OR MEMBERSHIP.
Reach Your Peak (RYP) is an eight-week training program that utilizes a combination of roped climbing and bouldering for climbers to improve their skills and reach their personal fitness goals. The program was developed utilizing auto-belay devices for the roped climbing components, so no need to have a climbing partner.

Any level of climber can participate! Improve your overall health, improve endurance, and strengthen already existing skill-sets. Weekly sessions will also have "homework" or additional workouts you can do in between sessions.
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/ai1ec_event/reach-your-peak-fitness-program-8-week-course-beginning-sept-24/?instance_id=13692
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Thursday, September 25th, 2014

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River Rock Yoga Class

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: River Rock Climbing All level yoga class taught by Uttara Yoga.

Free for gym members
$12 non-member/guest rate
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/
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Catawba Valley Farmers Market re-opening

Event image Time: 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM Location: 4965 Catawba Creek Road, Catawba, VA 24070 Catawba Valley Farmers Market will re-open for the 2014 season on May 8.  The CVFM is located at the Catawba Community Center, 4965 Catawba Creek Road, Catawba, VA 24070.  The Market is open on Thursdays from 3:30 to 7:00 PM.  Local farmers, producers & craftsmen offer fresh produce, grass-fed beef, fruits, eggs, honey, herbs, bedding plants, cut flower arrangements, breads, cookies, desserts, pickles, plus gemstone jewelry, pottery, note cards, paintings, baskets, gourd birdhouses, count Thery photography framed in reclaimed barnwood frames, and more. 
The Market is held outside with wonderful views of the surrounding farmland and mountains.  In case of inclement weather, the vendors move inside the Community Center. The Community Center is a Roanoke County Park with a playground adjacent to the Market area.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Catawba-Valley-Farmers-Market/129469157077509
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"Body by Parkway" Running Club

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Parkway Brewery, Kessler Mill Rd. "Body by Parkway Brewery" knows how to entice people to come out and get fit...BEER!! Join fellow running & beer enthusiasts at Parkway Brewery every Thursday. Runs leave the brewery at 6pm and do a 3.2 mile out & back run on the Battleground Trail (Gravel Greenway) in Salem.

Club members are rewarded after participating in three runs with a beer for a penny. So support local, get fit, drink beer...what could be better?
Link: https://www.facebook.com/ParkwayBrewingCompany
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Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga

Event image Time: 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM Location: Smith Park Are you looking to take your love for SUP or yoga to the next level? Why not combine the two! You will experience the ultimate combination of balance and focus in a new setting while still practicing classic yoga poses and techniques. Our experienced instructor from Uttara Yoga Studio will help you learn the proper stance for balance and control on a stand-up paddleboard while exercising traditional yoga form and alignment. All equipment and leadership is provided. Prior Yoga experience is not necessary, but extremely beneficial. It is also strongly recommended you are able to swim. Link:
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Lunch Vacation Ride

Event image Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Location: Underdog Bikes: 1113 Piedmont St SE, Roanoke, Virginia 24014 nLunch Vacation Ride™ leaves at 12:30pm every Thursday from UnderDog bikes. Ride duration is under an hour and we commonly grab a bite at Fork in the Alley at the ride's conclusion. Everyone on the ride is super friendly and welcoming. Riders of all levels are welcome to participate, though there is no way to get around climbing. If needed, we gladly guide beginners toward shorter / less challenging route options. An especially fun ride, tell your friends and bring'm along! Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
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R7S: Mill Mountain Hike Thursday

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Meeting Location: Norwich Recreation Center (18+, 10+ with an adult) Mill Mountain towers over downtown Roanoke and with the iconic star at the top, it is a great place for our Roanoke 7 Summits series to begin! Join us as we hike the legendary star trail 3.4 miles out and back from Riverland Road all the way to the overlook at the top. The program fee includes transportation and leadership. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/4887
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Roanoke 7 Summits

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Depends on whether self-guided or guided. (All Ages) The Roanoke 7 Summits is back with new summits and new challenges. This is a unique event that combines our regions premier trails with an active living awareness program. The “Roanoke 7 Summits” is a fun play-off of the international mountaineering challenge of climbing each of the seven continents highest mountains. By taking this challenge you’ll hike to the summit of seven of the Roanoke Region’s top mountain summits in a seven week span. It demands a great attitude, determination, exploration, and pushing yourself to new levels.

Each summit has multiple group hike dates through City of Roanoke Parks and Recreation. These will be formally guided hikes that are not included in the Roanoke 7 Summits registration fee, but for only $6 per hike, are a great chance to get out there with an experienced hiker, meet hiking buddies, and enjoy the energy of the group effort to get to each summit. Of course, if you prefer, you can also do each hike on your own.

Your official registration includes a t-shirt, consistent e-mail and blog posts with status updates, hiking routes, and extra motivation. And if you’re into free gear, all participants are entered into random drawings to win free giveaways throughout the 7 weeks.

Be a Summiteer and join the Roanoke 7 Summits! Check out www.roanoke7summits.com for more details.
Sept. 25-Nov. 8
$25 for the program includes a shirt
$6 for each guided hike
Departs from Norwich Center on Thursdays, Public Works on Saturdays
The deadline to register for the program is Tuesday, Sepember 23.
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/4674
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Off The Rails Theatre presents "Doubt"

Event image Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Location: June M. McBroom Theatre in Community High School, 302 Campbell Ave. SE. Off The Rails Theatre presents Doubt: a parable by John Patrick Shanley on September 18 – 20 (Thursday – Saturday) and 25-27(Thursday – Saturday) at the June M. McBroom Theatre located in Community High School, 302 Campbell Avenue SE, Roanoke VA. Directed by Artistic Director Miriam Frazier, Doubt features performances by Amanda Mansfield, Tim Kennard, Kelly Anglim and Salena Sullivan. Tickets are $10.00 per person on Thursday evenings and $15.00 on Friday and Saturday evenings. Curtain is 8 pm each performance.
In an interview for The New Times in 2004, John Patrick Shanley had this to say about Doubt: “ And still another reason I wrote this play is that I'm very aware that debate has become the form of communication, like on 'Crossfire.' There is no room or value placed on doubt, which is one of the hallmarks of the wise man. It's getting harder and harder in this society to find a place for spacious, true intellectual exchange. It's all becoming about who won the argument, which is just moronic.''
Tickets are available at the door and reservations may be made by calling Off The Rails Theatre at 540-676-1415. For further information please check our website http://www.offtherailstheatre.com or facebook page Off The Rails Theatre or e-mail us at offtherailstheatre@gmail.com .

Off the Rails Theatre is committed to providing Roanoke area actors and audiences the opportunity to produce and to see alternative or under-produced theatre. Hand in hand with this objective, we seek to provide not only training for actors and technicians, but challenging material which will stretch our actors and audiences artistically. Our aim is to create consistently professional work and experiences for our community. Off the Rails Theatre is a 501c3 designated non-profit theatre group.
Link: http://www/offtherailstheatre.com
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Guest Speaker Ed Zahniser and a viewing of the film "Green Fire"

Event image Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Location: Taubman Theatre THIS EVENT IS A PART OF THE ROANOKE WEEKEND FOR WILDERNESS-Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act & Roanoke's connection to wild places.

Join national Wilderness icon Ed Zahniser in a screening of “Green Fire” at the Taubman Theater in downtown Roanoke. Ed’s father Howard was the primary author of the 1964 Wilderness Act and Ed has been a champion of Wilderness since his childhood. This noted author, scholar and poet will join us for a screening of “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time”.

“Green Fire describes the formation of Leopold’s idea, exploring how it changed one man and later permeated through all arenas of conservation. The film draws on Leopold’s life and experiences to provide context and validity, then explores the deep impact of his thinking on conservation projects around the world today. Through these examples, the film challenges viewers to contemplate their own relationship with the land community.

FREE EVENT. Taubman Museum of Art, 110 Salem Ave SE, Roanoke VA. Doors open at 5:30, event starts at 6:30. Cash bar and appetizers available prior to viewing.
Link: http://www.vawild50.org/celebration-events/atc-wilderness-celebration-event-in-roanoke
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Friday, September 26th, 2014

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Vinton Farmers' Market

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Location: 204 W. Lee Ave. Vinton, VA Join us Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (through October) to shop for fresh local produce, meats, eggs, jams, jellies, baked goods, and more. Special events and entertainment featured throughout the season. Free admission; vendor space available, $5. Call 540-983-0613. Link: http://www.vintonva.gov
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Off The Rails Theatre presents "Doubt"

Event image Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Location: June M. McBroom Theatre in Community High School, 302 Campbell Ave. SE. Off The Rails Theatre presents Doubt: a parable by John Patrick Shanley on September 18 – 20 (Thursday – Saturday) and 25-27(Thursday – Saturday) at the June M. McBroom Theatre located in Community High School, 302 Campbell Avenue SE, Roanoke VA. Directed by Artistic Director Miriam Frazier, Doubt features performances by Amanda Mansfield, Tim Kennard, Kelly Anglim and Salena Sullivan. Tickets are $10.00 per person on Thursday evenings and $15.00 on Friday and Saturday evenings. Curtain is 8 pm each performance.
In an interview for The New Times in 2004, John Patrick Shanley had this to say about Doubt: “ And still another reason I wrote this play is that I'm very aware that debate has become the form of communication, like on 'Crossfire.' There is no room or value placed on doubt, which is one of the hallmarks of the wise man. It's getting harder and harder in this society to find a place for spacious, true intellectual exchange. It's all becoming about who won the argument, which is just moronic.''
Tickets are available at the door and reservations may be made by calling Off The Rails Theatre at 540-676-1415. For further information please check our website http://www.offtherailstheatre.com or facebook page Off The Rails Theatre or e-mail us at offtherailstheatre@gmail.com .

Off the Rails Theatre is committed to providing Roanoke area actors and audiences the opportunity to produce and to see alternative or under-produced theatre. Hand in hand with this objective, we seek to provide not only training for actors and technicians, but challenging material which will stretch our actors and audiences artistically. Our aim is to create consistently professional work and experiences for our community. Off the Rails Theatre is a 501c3 designated non-profit theatre group.
Link: http://www/offtherailstheatre.com
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A Toast to Wilderness

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: Parkway Brewery, Kessler Mill Rd. THIS EVENT IS A PART OF THE ROANOKE WEEKEND FOR WILDERNESS-Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act & Roanoke's connection to wild places.

What is a celebration for Wilderness without a toast with the finest Craft Beer? Join wilderness advocates and organizations at Parkway Brewery in Salem, Virginia as we raise a glass to Wilderness: America’s enduring resource. ENO Hammocks is supplying raffle items along with Walkabout Outfitters and Outdoor Trails. Join us for live music, excellent Beer, the best gear and a robust celebration for Wilderness! Parkway Brewing Company, 739 Kessler Mill Road, Salem, VA. 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
Link: http://www.vawild50.org/celebration-events/atc-wilderness-celebration-event-in-roanoke
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Saturday, September 27th, 2014

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KIDS Beginner's Ride by East Coasters

Event image Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Carvins Cove - Bennett Springs lot East Coaster's Beginner's Ride Our Saturday Beginner Kids ride is still on! We meet at Bennett Springs parking lot at 11 AM and the ride is catered to the level of kids who show up. It is for anyone who rides a 24" wheeled mountain bike and up. This ride will continue year-round, cancelled only for rain. Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
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Off The Rails Theatre presents "Doubt"

Event image Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Location: June M. McBroom Theatre in Community High School, 302 Campbell Ave. SE. Off The Rails Theatre presents Doubt: a parable by John Patrick Shanley on September 18 – 20 (Thursday – Saturday) and 25-27(Thursday – Saturday) at the June M. McBroom Theatre located in Community High School, 302 Campbell Avenue SE, Roanoke VA. Directed by Artistic Director Miriam Frazier, Doubt features performances by Amanda Mansfield, Tim Kennard, Kelly Anglim and Salena Sullivan. Tickets are $10.00 per person on Thursday evenings and $15.00 on Friday and Saturday evenings. Curtain is 8 pm each performance.
In an interview for The New Times in 2004, John Patrick Shanley had this to say about Doubt: “ And still another reason I wrote this play is that I'm very aware that debate has become the form of communication, like on 'Crossfire.' There is no room or value placed on doubt, which is one of the hallmarks of the wise man. It's getting harder and harder in this society to find a place for spacious, true intellectual exchange. It's all becoming about who won the argument, which is just moronic.''
Tickets are available at the door and reservations may be made by calling Off The Rails Theatre at 540-676-1415. For further information please check our website http://www.offtherailstheatre.com or facebook page Off The Rails Theatre or e-mail us at offtherailstheatre@gmail.com .

Off the Rails Theatre is committed to providing Roanoke area actors and audiences the opportunity to produce and to see alternative or under-produced theatre. Hand in hand with this objective, we seek to provide not only training for actors and technicians, but challenging material which will stretch our actors and audiences artistically. Our aim is to create consistently professional work and experiences for our community. Off the Rails Theatre is a 501c3 designated non-profit theatre group.
Link: http://www/offtherailstheatre.com
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River Rock Belay Class

Event image Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Location: River Rock Climbing In the Basic Belay Course you will work with our instructor and learn the technique of belaying. After taking the class and before your first time climbing, you will be required to take a belay test showing the staff that you have retained all the information and skills necessary. Taking this class and successfully passing the belay test will certify you to belay climbers in the gym.

This course takes approximately an hour and a half. Rental harness and shoes are provided in course fee if needed.

Course Prerequisite: participants must be at least 13 years old

Course topics:
• Knot craft and harness tie-in
• BUS Belay method
• Rope management
• Use of a Petzl ATC and Grigri
• Climber/Belayer communication
• Arresting a fall
• Lowering a climber
• Basic climbing technique
• Climbing rating system

Pricing:
$20 Adult
$18 Student, Active Military, Public Safety, K-12 Educator
$15 Youth (13-17)
FREE Members of RR Gym

Call the gym to sign-up (540) 685-2360. Class size limited, so first come first served.
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/
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Treetop Adventures at Mountain Lake Lodge Tours

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke VA Get outdoors, challenge yourself, and experience the exhilaration of climbing, balancing, and zipping through the forest on our aerial adventure course! Sky bridges, standing swings, rope bridges, and zip lines offer a variety of challenges that are fun for everyone! Tours leave at 10am, 12noon and 2pm. You can make a reservation by calling 540-626-7149 or email treetops@mtnlakelodge.com Link: http://www.mtnlakelodge.com/mountain-activities/mountain-lake-treetop-adventures
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Jeter Farm Fall Festival & Country Store

Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Jeter Farm 181 Blue Ridge Blvd, Roanoke, VA 24012 Join us for an afternoon of fun on the farm! Jeter Farm Fall Festival is open to the public from Sept 27 through Oct 26
-Fridays from 3 to 6:00 pm
-Saturdays from 9 am to 6:00pm
-Sundays from 12 to 6:00 pm.

If you are young or just young at heart you will enjoy getting lost in the corn maze, visiting the farm animals, or playing in the barnyard. Hands-on educational opportunities will be provided though out the day about life on the farm, local food and agriculture. Group tours are also available.

$8 General admission includes hayrides, corn maze, a pick-your-own pie pumpkin out of our patch, slides, barnyard zoo, and more!Find us on Facebook and visit www.jeterfarm.com
Link: http://www.jeterfarm.com/fall-festival.html
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Beginner/Intermediate Bike Ride at the Cove

Event image Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Carvins Cove - Bennett Springs lot Join Richard and IMBA for a beginner to intermediate, no-drop ride at Carvins Cove. Every Saturday @ 10 a.m. Continuing throughout winter unless under 20 degrees, or raining. Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
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Sinkland Farms Pumpkin Festival

Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Sinkland Farm 3020 Riner Road Christiansburg, VA 24073 It's pumpkin time again! And the Sinkland Farms Pumpkin Festival is back, with autumn fun for the whole family! The Pumpkin Festival is known as "a family tradition" and offers many family-friendly attractions for the young and young at heart, including hayrides to the pumpkin fields to pick your own "great pumpkin," a brain-twisting corn maze, Sinkland's own farmyard animals, and fantastic live music on two great stages every weekend afternoon—2 stages, 10 days, 20 shows. Other attractions, included with admission, Kidz ZONE, feature local arts and crafts on display and sale, performances by dance troupes, gymnastic exhibitions and surprise visits by the incredible, 10-foot-tall TECHtron, you will find pony carts, pony rides, and horseback trail rides too. Sinkland's Kettle Korn is not to be missed and also you can sample delicious home baked goods or cool down with traditional, scrumptious hand-dipped ice cream. The Pumpkin Festival is open every weekend, Saturdays and Sundays, starting September 27-28 and running through October 25-26. Saturdays are from 10 am to 5 pm, Sundays from 1 pm to 5 pm.
More information can be found on the website: www.sinklandfarms.com
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3020 Riner Road, Christiansburg Virginia, 24073.
Phone Number: (540) 382-4647
Admission: $10--Adult
$5.00--Ages 2 to 16
Free--Ages under 2
Link: http://www.sinklandfarms.com
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National Public Lands Day

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: Bennett Springs Parking Lot at Carvins Cove (18+, 14+ with an adult) National Public Lands Day is a great way to give back to the trails and lands that you utilize for recreation throughout the year. Join fellow trail enthusiasts at Carvins Cove to maintain several sections of trail that need some much needed love. Lunch, trail tools, and instruction are provided by the City of Roanoke and trail crew leaders of local volunteer organizations. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/4919
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2014 Green Hill Highland Games

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Green Hill Park Where can you find a ton of tartan, bold bag pipes and feats of super human strength in Roanoke County, Virginia? Only at the 2014 Green Hill Highland Games where you'll see some of the most impressive kilt-donning athletes around! On Saturday, September 27 from 9am-5pm Roanoke County’s Green Hill Park will host the Green Hill Highland Games. Both male and female athletes will challenge one another in traditional Scottish heavy athletics and strength competitions, including the Weight Throw, Scottish Hammer Throw, Stone Put and the always entertaining Caber Toss, which involves tossing a long, tapered pine log or pole end-over-end. Come on out and cheer on the athletes, spectator admission is FREE.

Link: http://www.roanokecountyparks.com
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Grandin Village Community Market

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: 2080 Westover Avenue SW, Roanoke (raised terrace behind the Co-op) The Grandin Village Community Market is open every Saturday (8am-noon) from late April thru October, rain or shine! The Grandin Village Community Market is comprised of 15 farmers and food producers featuring certified and non-certified organic veggies, fruit, herbs, seasonal seedlings, cheese, pasture raised/grass-fed chicken, beef, pork, and lamb, regional seafood, locally roasted coffee, artisan homemade breads and baked goods, pasta, jams and jellies, hot-prepared foods, and fresh-cut flowers.

All LEAP markets accept AND double SNAP-EBT benefit
Link: http://www.leapforlocalfood.org
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River Rock Youth Climbing Club

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Location: River Rock Climbing The River Rock Youth Climbing Club will be meeting every Tuesday 5:30 to 7:00 and Saturday 10:00 - 11:30. For youth 10-17 years old.
$75 for members and $120 for non-members per month. Registration includes unlimited rental gear (and unlimited gym access for non-members) and 12 hours of instruction a month.

The Club is geared to develop skills, practice with our trained staff, and prepare for regional USA Climbing competitions.

Spaces are still available - call the gym today to sign up or for more details.
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R7S: Mill Mountain Hike Saturday

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Meeting Location: Mill Mountain Riverland Road Parking Lot (18+, 10+ with an adult) Mill Mountain towers over downtown Roanoke and with the iconic star at the top, it is a great place for our Roanoke 7 Summits series to begin! Join us as we hike the legendary star trail 3.4 miles out and back from Riverland Road all the way to the overlook at the top. The program fee includes leadership. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/4888
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Vinton Farmers' Market

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Location: 204 W. Lee Ave. Vinton, VA Join us Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (through October) to shop for fresh local produce, meats, eggs, jams, jellies, baked goods, and more. Special events and entertainment featured throughout the season. Free admission; vendor space available, $5. Call 540-983-0613. Link: http://www.vintonva.gov
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"Fall Festival"

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Location: Huntington Court UMC 3333 Williamson Road Roanoke VA This event will have about 50 yard sellers and craft vendors. Door prizes will be given out for FREE from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. There will be live music, children's entertainment and food. One mini iPad will be given out. Tickets are free for signing in. This is a mission project to raise funds to supply Christmas Food Baskets to families in our area. Link:
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Wilderness and the Myths of American Environmentalism, presented by Dr. James Turner

Event image Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Location: Roanoke College, Colket Student Center Ballroom 2nd floor THIS EVENT IS A PART OF THE ROANOKE WEEKEND FOR WILDERNESS-Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act & Roanoke's connection to wild places.

Many people have viewed the Wilderness Act of 1964 as the culminating event in a long history of American conservation and preservation. This talk takes wilderness as the starting point for a new history of American environmental politics. Free Event. Roanoke College, Colket Student Center Ballroom, 255 High St, Salem, VA. 7:30 pm.

An interactive Panel Discussion follows which includes some of the Region’s most active conservationists including:

-Appalachian Trail Conservancy Executive Director Ronald Tipton
-Appalachian Trail Conservancy Conservation Director Laura Belleville
-Former Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Dr. Rupert Cutler
-Southern App. Wilderness Stewards Director Bill Hodge
-Forest Supervisor for the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests Tom Speaks
Link: http://www.vawild50.org/celebration-events/atc-wilderness-celebration-event-in-roanoke
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Wilderness: Ours to Enjoy and to Protect (Join a hike or work hike in celebration of Wilderness)

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: 6 different wilderness locations surrounding the Roanoke Valley THIS EVENT IS A PART OF THE ROANOKE WEEKEND FOR WILDERNESS-Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act & Roanoke's connection to wild places.

Want to get out and enjoy a Wilderness area you’ve never been to? Join us on one of our many group hikes, each with a unique theme; from Tree identification to a hike specifically for Families. Want to step it up a notch? Join a Work Hike and give back to the trails you know and love.

Registration for all hikes and work hikes is required in advance at www.playroanoke.com/roanokes-weekend-wilderness (Group size is limited.)

Follow the link for details & to register for the 4 Wilderness Hikes & 2 Wilderness Work Hikes taking place in conjunction with the Wilderness Weekend.
Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/roanokes-weekend-wilderness/
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Botetourt Farmers Market

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Daleville Town Center The Botetourt Farmers Market is dedicated to bringing you fresh seasonal produce, fruits, healthy grass fed beef, free range eggs, a delightful array of pickled foods, baked goods, herbs, wine and artisan work. We also have an interest in supporting our community, and will be a drop off location for our local food pantry, as well as providing space for local non-profits to meet the public.

Our vendors produce what they sell. We are located at the Daleville Town Center, just off 220, from 8am to 12 pm on Saturdays, starting May 3rd, and into October.
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Sunday, September 28th, 2014

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Treetop Adventures at Mountain Lake Lodge Tours

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke VA Get outdoors, challenge yourself, and experience the exhilaration of climbing, balancing, and zipping through the forest on our aerial adventure course! Sky bridges, standing swings, rope bridges, and zip lines offer a variety of challenges that are fun for everyone! Tours leave at 10am, 12noon and 2pm. You can make a reservation by calling 540-626-7149 or email treetops@mtnlakelodge.com Link: http://www.mtnlakelodge.com/mountain-activities/mountain-lake-treetop-adventures
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On The Trails Duathlon

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM Location: Boat Dock Parking Lot at Carvins Cove (18+, 10+ with an adult) The inaugural On the Trails Duathlon with take place at Carvins Cove this September and showcase some of the most popular views and trails the Cove has to offer. The Regional Off-Road Duathlon Championship is part of the Virginia Off-Road Series and starts with a 2.5 mile out and back trail run up and down Waters Edge Trail. Participants then transition to mountain bikes for a 12 mile loop on Happy Valley, Schoolhouse, Enchanted Forest, and Arrowhead trails. The course wraps up with another 2.5 mile out and back on Waters Edge trail. This is a great course that offers everything from fire roads to technical, hilly single track and is designed to show you what the Cove has to offer for both runners and bikers. It is highly recommended that all mountain bikers ride a functional mountain bike as the bike section of the trail comprises about half of the distance with technical single track. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/4969
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Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Location: 287 Winery Rd. Every Sunday June through October

Chateau Morrisette welcomes some of our "old favorites" back to our Sunday Sounds schedule. We also welcome some new, exciting performers to our program. You will definitely enjoy all the artists, no matter what style of music you like.

June 1 Melissa McSherry
June 8 Hoonah Hoonah
June 15 RagTop
June 22 Bigmama Joy
June 29 Sigmon Singers
July 6 Scott Perry Duo
July 13 Nostalgic But Cool
July 20 Larry Wishon
JUly 27 American Roots
August 3 RagTop
August 10 Scott Perry Trio
August 17 Big Mama Joy
August 24 Caravan Band
August 31 Scott Perry Duo
September 7 American Roots
September 14 Wyatt Law
September 21 Nostalgic But Cool
September 28 Melissa McSherry
October 5 Sigmon Singers
October 12 Caravan Band
October 19 Randolph Walker & Lisa Angell
October 26 Lacy Green
Link: http://thedogs.com/events/sunday-sounds.html
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River Rock Belay Class

Event image Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Location: River Rock Climbing In the Basic Belay Course you will work with our instructor and learn the technique of belaying. After taking the class and before your first time climbing, you will be required to take a belay test showing the staff that you have retained all the information and skills necessary. Taking this class and successfully passing the belay test will certify you to belay climbers in the gym.

This course takes approximately an hour and a half. Rental harness and shoes are provided in course fee if needed.

Course Prerequisite: participants must be at least 13 years old

Course topics:
• Knot craft and harness tie-in
• BUS Belay method
• Rope management
• Use of a Petzl ATC and Grigri
• Climber/Belayer communication
• Arresting a fall
• Lowering a climber
• Basic climbing technique
• Climbing rating system

Pricing:
$20 Adult
$18 Student, Active Military, Public Safety, K-12 Educator
$15 Youth (13-17)
FREE Members of RR Gym

Call the gym to sign-up (540) 685-2360. Class size limited, so first come first served.
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/
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Sinkland Farms Pumpkin Festival

Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Location: Sinkland Farm 3020 Riner Road Christiansburg, VA 24073 It's pumpkin time again! And the Sinkland Farms Pumpkin Festival is back, with autumn fun for the whole family! The Pumpkin Festival is known as "a family tradition" and offers many family-friendly attractions for the young and young at heart, including hayrides to the pumpkin fields to pick your own "great pumpkin," a brain-twisting corn maze, Sinkland's own farmyard animals, and fantastic live music on two great stages every weekend afternoon—2 stages, 10 days, 20 shows. Other attractions, included with admission, Kidz ZONE, feature local arts and crafts on display and sale, performances by dance troupes, gymnastic exhibitions and surprise visits by the incredible, 10-foot-tall TECHtron, you will find pony carts, pony rides, and horseback trail rides too. Sinkland's Kettle Korn is not to be missed and also you can sample delicious home baked goods or cool down with traditional, scrumptious hand-dipped ice cream. The Pumpkin Festival is open every weekend, Saturdays and Sundays, starting September 27-28 and running through October 25-26. Saturdays are from 10 am to 5 pm, Sundays from 1 pm to 5 pm.
More information can be found on the website: www.sinklandfarms.com
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3020 Riner Road, Christiansburg Virginia, 24073.
Phone Number: (540) 382-4647
Admission: $10--Adult
$5.00--Ages 2 to 16
Free--Ages under 2
Link: http://www.sinklandfarms.com
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Coffee Pot Sunday Ride

Event image Time: 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM Location: Roanoke, VA Coffee Pot Afternoon Ride
Time: 12:30pm
Location: Nations Bank across from MoJo’s on Brambleton
Ride Type = Road Ride
Terrain = Gently Rolling
Ride Length = 25 – 30 miles
Average Pace = Decided by the Group! Usually a Moderately Fast Ride.
Link: http://brbcva.org/calendar/
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Jeter Farm Fall Festival & Country Store

Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Jeter Farm 181 Blue Ridge Blvd, Roanoke, VA 24012 Join us for an afternoon of fun on the farm! Jeter Farm Fall Festival is open to the public from Sept 27 through Oct 26
-Fridays from 3 to 6:00 pm
-Saturdays from 9 am to 6:00pm
-Sundays from 12 to 6:00 pm.

If you are young or just young at heart you will enjoy getting lost in the corn maze, visiting the farm animals, or playing in the barnyard. Hands-on educational opportunities will be provided though out the day about life on the farm, local food and agriculture. Group tours are also available.

$8 General admission includes hayrides, corn maze, a pick-your-own pie pumpkin out of our patch, slides, barnyard zoo, and more!Find us on Facebook and visit www.jeterfarm.com
Link: http://www.jeterfarm.com/fall-festival.html
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Monday, September 29th, 2014

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River Rock Yoga Class

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: River Rock Climbing All level yoga class taught by Uttara Yoga.

Free for gym members
$12 non-member/guest rate
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/
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M3 Ride (Monday Mill Mountain)

Event image Time: 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM Location: 180 Reserve Ave SW, Roanoke, VA Every Monday Night (if the temperature is 50°F or higher) Kyle Inman leads a mtb ride that explores the amazing trails on Mill Mountain, and the urban alleyways that lead there. The trails are not particularly technical, although expect at least 1000′ of climbing per loop. Generally, an hour to an hour-and-a-half in duration. Lights needed on the season fringes. Great trails, a sweet route is insured, and you can count on post ride beverage at Fork in the Alley Brick Oven Pub too ;) Starting Location: Pedestrian bridge over Roanoke River, River’s Edge Ride Distance: 10 Miles Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
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Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

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West End Community Market

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Location: 1223 Patterson Avenue SW, Roanoke, VA 24016 The West End Community Market is open year-round, rain or shine! Come out and buy fresh, local, sustainable-grown products from Roanoke Valley farmers and vendors. Food producers at this market sell certified and non-certified organic veggies, fruit, herbs, seasonal seedlings, cheese, pasture raised/grass-fed chicken, beef, and pork, locally roasted coffee, artisan homemade breads, muffins, baked goods, and other hot-prepared foods.

All LEAP markets accept AND double SNAP-EBT benefits.
Link: http://www.leapforlocalfood.org
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Fleet Feet Sports Pub runs

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Fork in the City AND Wasena City Tap Room (alternating weeks) The Fleet Feet Sports Pub Runs take place on Tuesday evenings at 6pm. Runs alternate weekly between Fork in the City and the Wasena City Tap Room. The Pub Runs will include a three and five mile route.

Pub Runs at Fork in the City will be followed by food and beverage specials including $6 pitchers of beer and $10 large one-topping pizzas!

Pub Runs at Wasena City Tap Room will be followed by food and beverage specials including $10 one-topping pizzas and $1 off select tap beers. Please note that there is an overflow parking lot for us to use for the Pub Runs at Wasena City Tap Room. The overflow parking is a paved lot on 8th Street, half a block south of the River House and has a playground located at the back of the lot. It's easy to identify once you know where to look. It's almost directly across from Ghent Hill Woodworks at 1308 8th Street SW. We encourage everyone to park there! Thanks! We will be at the Tap Room directing you if you need help finding the lot!

All Pub Run participants are required to sign a waiver and carry identification with emergency contact information.
Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/pubruns
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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

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Reach Your Peak Climbing Training Program

Event image Time: 6:30 AM - 7:30 PM Location: River Rock Climbing Gym NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. NO ADDITIONAL COST OVER REGULAR ADMISSION OR MEMBERSHIP.
Reach Your Peak (RYP) is an eight-week training program that utilizes a combination of roped climbing and bouldering for climbers to improve their skills and reach their personal fitness goals. The program was developed utilizing auto-belay devices for the roped climbing components, so no need to have a climbing partner.

Any level of climber can participate! Improve your overall health, improve endurance, and strengthen already existing skill-sets. Weekly sessions will also have "homework" or additional workouts you can do in between sessions.
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/ai1ec_event/reach-your-peak-fitness-program-8-week-course-beginning-sept-24/?instance_id=13692
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Roanoke Ultimate Weekly Pickup

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: River's Edge Sports Complex South - Field 4 Roanoke Ultimate hosts weekly Ultimate (Frisbee) pickup each Wednesday from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at River’s Edge Sports Complex South – Field 4. Weekly pickup is open to all interested adults and runs from mid-April through late October. Visit www.roanokeultimate.com for field location/directions, fees, calendar of events, sponsorship opportunities, liability waiver/release, and other information.

Ultimate Pickup Equipment Checklist:
dark and white shirt/jersey (no gray)
cleats (recommended) or athletic/running shoes
water/sports drink and snack
completed Roanoke Ultimate liability waiver/release (available at fields or online)
Link: http://www.roanokeultimate.com
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River Rock Yoga Class

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: River Rock Climbing All level yoga class taught by Uttara Yoga.

Free for gym members
$12 non-member/guest rate
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/
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