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<< February 2015 >>

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga

Event image Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Gator Aquatic Center-1130 Overland Rd SW Roanoke, VA 24015 (18+,10+ with adult) 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. Prior Yoga experience is not necessary, but extremely beneficial. It is also strongly recommended you are able to swim. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5117
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Blue Ridge Gravity 2015 D-Cup Series Race #1 (of 5)

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Location: North Mountain Race number 1 for the D cup Enduro Series 2015! Come out at 10:00 am for a group ride up deer down grouse, and back up deer to the top of the ridgeline trail, race down ridgeline trail to beers and glory at the car! Link: http://www.blueridgegravity.com/events.html
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Open Pool Kayak Roll Sessions

Event image Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Location: Rocky Mount YMCA Are you an experienced kayaker just looking for some pool time and perhaps a new paddling buddy? Or are you a beginner wanting to finally get that roll down in a comfortable, warm environment? If so, you can bring your kayak and paddle and come practice your rolls, stroke techniques, and amaze your friends with that new rodeo trick. Formal instruction is not provided during this program. No pre-registration is required; bring your own boat and join in on these open roll sessions.

Ages: All- If under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: FREE
Date: Sunday’s, January 18th- April 26th, 2015
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Rocky Mount YMCA Pool
Link: http://www.franklincountyva.gov/parks-activities/life-skills
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Backcountry Navigation Program

Event image Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Location: Explore Park With 1100 acres of diverse terrain, Explore Park offers the perfect backdrop for learning to navigate in a wilderness environment. In this hands on course participants will learn the necessary skills to travel off trail efficiently with the aid of a compass. No experience necessary. All equipment provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Link: https://prtonline.roanokecountyva.gov/eConnect/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp?UseLink=true&Course=true&aid=5171
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Monday, February 2nd, 2015

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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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Roanoke Tree Steward Volunteer Training

Event image Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Location: 215 Church Avenue, Room 159, Roanoke, VA Free training for volunteers to help the City of Roanoke care for its trees and plant trees. After nine Monday night classes, three Saturday morning field training sessions will be scheduled. Volunteer commitment involved. Register by January 20. 540-853-5225 Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/parks-and-greenways/urban-forestry/roanoke-tree-stewards/
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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

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Get to Know Your Bike Basics

Event image 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/starlightbikes
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Fleet Feet Sports Pub Run

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Wasena City Tap Room OR Old Southwest Grill Fleet Feet Sports Pub Runs take place every Tuesday Night at 6pm. Runs alternate between the Old Southwest Grill and the Wasena City Tap Room and include 3 and 5 mile options. All abilities and paces are welcome! Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/pubruns
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Budding Naturalist - Animal Adaptations

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Brambleton Center Roanoke County's very own naturalist is bringing the outdoor fun to you this winter! Bring your Budding Naturalist age 3 to 5 for age-appropriate experiential lessons that touch on their wintertime questions. Run a few errands or stay with your child as they enjoy stories, art, outdoor investigation, and social time with other preschoolers-all while learning about their natural world. Remember to dress your child to spend a little time outside. Closed toe shoes and jackets required. This week's theme: Animal Adaptations- What happens to all the animals during winter? How do the animals stay warm and find food? We'll answer these pressing questions and make some of our own discoveries about how adaptations work. Link: https://prtonline.roanokecountyva.gov/eConnect/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp?UseLink=true&Course=true&aid=5373
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Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

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"Customize Your Ride" night at East Coasters Bike Shop

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: East Coasters, 3224 Brambleton Ave, Roanoke VA 24018 Come learn about all the ways to customize your ride: custom fitting, upgrades, custom bikes, and Trek's Project One program. (This will be a great night to take advantage of our Project One special, too.)
We'll have snacks and drinks and some great giveaways.

Roanoke store only for now: The Blacksburg shop is busy preparing for our move! We'd love to get a head count if possible, so if you know you're coming, shot an email to the address below. If you can't RSVP, that's fine, too!
Link: http://www.eastcoasters.com
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Thursday, February 5th, 2015

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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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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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Nature Lab Series: Surviving Winter -- Nature's Challenge

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Location: Mill Mountain Discovery Center Winter is hard on wildlife, but each plant and animal species has adapted in ways that meet the challenge of winter survival. In this series you will learn what happened to the birds and insects you no longer see in our area, how to hunt for signs of wildlife that stay active, and some interesting things that plants do to make to spring, and more. $30 Link:
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RIMBA Lunch Ride

Event image Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Location: Underdog Bikes + Mill Mountain The RIMBA Lunch 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.

Join us 12:30pm every Thursday at UnderDog Bikes!!
Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
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Snowshoe Ski and Snowboard Shuttle

Event image Time: 6:00 AM - 8:30 PM Location: Public Works Service Center (18+, 10+ with an adult) It’s a winter wonderland out there. Get outside and enjoy it at Snowshoe Mountain! If you have a season pass and your own gear or are new to this and don’t know where to begin, we can hook you up and get you making turns in no time! Shuttle only prices are listed below, but our friends at Back Country Ski and Sports in Salem and Blacksburg have discounted ski and snowboard rentals for only $25 for adults and $20 for kids. Fee includes transportation to resort only—rentals and tickets are not included.
All shuttles are $20 each and meet at Public Works Service Center at 6:00am. Return time to Public Works is 8:30pm.
Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/activity/snowshoe-ski-snowboard-shuttle-8/
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Muddy Squirrel Winter "Get Strong" Series

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Daleville Don't succumb to the temptation of hibernating all winter...winter is the perfect time to get stronger. In these short (1 hour) track workouts we'll help you work or your core strength, upper body strength, and running form. We can help make you a stronger, faster, more efficient runner. We'll alternate between Greenfield Park and the Read Mountain Middle School track. C'mon -- it's more fun with a group! Can't make 'em all? Pick & choose for $10 per session! Link: http://muddysquirrel.com
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Budding Naturalist - Animal Adaptations

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Green Ridge Recreation Center Roanoke County's very own naturalist is bringing the outdoor fun to you this winter! Bring your Budding Naturalist age 3 to 5 for age-appropriate experiential lessons that touch on their wintertime questions. Run a few errands or stay with your child as they enjoy stories, art, outdoor investigation, and social time with other preschoolers-all while learning about their natural world. Remember to dress your child to spend a little time outside. Closed toe shoes and jackets required. This week's theme: Animal Adaptations- What happens to all the animals during winter? How do the animals stay warm and find food? We'll answer these pressing questions and make some of our own discoveries about how adaptations work. Link: https://prtonline.roanokecountyva.gov/eConnect/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp?UseLink=true&Course=true&aid=5373
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Saturday, February 7th, 2015

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Yoga For All at the Peaks

Event image Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Location: Peaks of Otter Lodge Join Helen Maxwell, owner of Bedford Yoga Center and an RYT 500 instructor with specialized certifications in vinyasa, flow, yin, therapeutic restorative, and children's yoga, for a yoga session for all ages and skill levels in the picturesque setting of the Peaks of Otter Lodge. Link: http://www.visitroanokeva.com/includes/events/index.cfm?action=displayDetail&eventid=22869
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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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Beer Tasting

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Location: Wilderness Adventure in New Castle, VA An overnight event, enjoy a flight of 10 craft beers introduced by our entertaining and knowledgeable staff. Our Beer Tastings are paired with our chef's gourmet pub-style appetizers, dinner buffet and dessert. Also included are overnight accommodations in one of our elegantly rustic lodges and a full, hot breakfast in the morning.

$100/PERSON OR $175/COUPLE
Reservations Required
Link: http://www.wilderness-adventure.com/craft-beer-tasting/
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The Science of Snowflakes

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Location: Mill Mountain Discovery Center Did you know that snowflakes are like fingerprints...no no two are alike? Join us as we take a closer look at these beautiful marvels of nature and create our own snow flake craft to take home. Link:
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WazUpWidis

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Location: Intersection of Market Street & Norfolk Avenue Anyone can run a trail race. How many people can say they’ve run with reckless abandonment through office buildings, parking garages and train yards during a race? It’s time to take a look at Roanoke’s most breathtaking race. WazUpWidis is back and is ready to test the fortitude of anyone willing to brave the elements and course. Link: http://mountainjunkies.net/wazupwidis.htm
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Stargazing-"Orion and Company"

Event image Time: 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM Location: Blue Ridge Parkway Mile Post 139 Of all the sky's star patterns, only the Big Dipper is more well-known than Orion. With two of the top 10 brightest stars and his signature belt, Orion has captivated stargazers for millennia. Tonight we'll enjoy the best that the winter sky has to offer. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5112
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Sunday, February 8th, 2015

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Instructional Kayak Roll Session

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Gator Aquatic Center-1130 Overland Rd SW Roanoke, VA 24015 Tired of bailing your boat every time you flip? Our certified kayaking instructors are ready to help you take your skills to the next level. They will spend most of their time in the water next to you as they guide you through each step of the roll. Our low student-to-instructor ratio gives you plenty of personal attention during each lesson. Classes are held in a controlled indoor pool. All technical equipment can be provided or you can bring your own. You must be able to swim. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5132
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International Wine Festival

Event image Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Location: Taubman Museum of Art Tickets include wine tastings, pairings and tips, live music, a souvenir wine glass, and more! Ticketholders must be 21 years of age. All tickets are non-refundable. Tickets will go fast - don't miss your "flight"!

Tickets are $55 each and may be purchased at the Visitor Services Desk or online here.

*Tickets will be $65 each at the door the day of the event. For information contact Crystal Padley at 540-204-4139 or email cpadley@taubmanmuseum.org
Link: http://www.taubmanmuseum.org/main/calendar/international-wine-festival
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Hay Rock Hike

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Public Works Service Center (18+, 10+ with an adult) Hay Rock is a formation high atop the Appalachian Trail just south of Daleville. Overlooking Carvins Cove and the Roanoke Valley, the views from this section of the Appalachian Trail are sure to be great. This 8 mile out and back hike follows Tinker Ridge and is a great day trip. The program fee includes transportation and leadership. Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/activity/hay-rock-hike/
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Open Pool Kayak Roll Sessions

Event image Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Location: Rocky Mount YMCA Are you an experienced kayaker just looking for some pool time and perhaps a new paddling buddy? Or are you a beginner wanting to finally get that roll down in a comfortable, warm environment? If so, you can bring your kayak and paddle and come practice your rolls, stroke techniques, and amaze your friends with that new rodeo trick. Formal instruction is not provided during this program. No pre-registration is required; bring your own boat and join in on these open roll sessions.

Ages: All- If under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: FREE
Date: Sunday’s, January 18th- April 26th, 2015
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Rocky Mount YMCA Pool
Link: http://www.franklincountyva.gov/parks-activities/life-skills
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Monday, February 9th, 2015

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Roanoke Tree Steward Volunteer Training

Event image Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Location: 215 Church Avenue, Room 159, Roanoke, VA Free training for volunteers to help the City of Roanoke care for its trees and plant trees. After nine Monday night classes, three Saturday morning field training sessions will be scheduled. Volunteer commitment involved. Register by January 20. 540-853-5225 Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/parks-and-greenways/urban-forestry/roanoke-tree-stewards/
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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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Snowshoe Mid-Week Trip

Event image Time: 6:00 AM - 11:45 PM Location: Public Works Service Center (18+, 10+ with an adult) Snowshoe is a great place for a multi-day trip. Being the biggest ski resort in the Mid-Atlantic, there really is something for everyone. From beginner friendly ski and snowboard trails, to the Western Territory expert trails and even snow tubing at Silver Creek, Snowshoe is truly a winter wonderland seated at 4848’ in West Virginia and mid-week allows you to miss out on the crowds. This trip includes all lodging (double occupancy), breakfasts, dinners, and transportation. Lunch is on your own as well as any lift tickets or ski rentals. Discounted rentals are available at Back Country Ski and Sports. Trip leaves on Monday at 6:00 a.m. and returns on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/activity/snowshoe-mid-week-ski-trip/
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Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

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Fleet Feet Sports WalkFIT Path to 5K Orientation Night

Event image Time: 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM Location: Fleet Feet Sports Roanoke Fleet Feet Sports is kicking off the Spring 2015 WalkFIT Path to 5K Walking Program with an Orientation Night on Tuesday, February 10 at 7:15pm at Fleet Feet Sports. The Orientation Night is for all registered and interested participants who want to learn more about what is included in the WalkFIT Program, ask questions and meet the mentors. Training for WalkFIT begins the following week. Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/walkfit
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Fleet Feet Sports Pub Run

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Wasena City Tap Room OR Old Southwest Grill Fleet Feet Sports Pub Runs take place every Tuesday Night at 6pm. Runs alternate between the Old Southwest Grill and the Wasena City Tap Room and include 3 and 5 mile options. All abilities and paces are welcome! Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/pubruns
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Snowshoe Mid-Week Trip

Event image Time: 6:00 AM - 11:45 PM Location: Public Works Service Center (18+, 10+ with an adult) Snowshoe is a great place for a multi-day trip. Being the biggest ski resort in the Mid-Atlantic, there really is something for everyone. From beginner friendly ski and snowboard trails, to the Western Territory expert trails and even snow tubing at Silver Creek, Snowshoe is truly a winter wonderland seated at 4848’ in West Virginia and mid-week allows you to miss out on the crowds. This trip includes all lodging (double occupancy), breakfasts, dinners, and transportation. Lunch is on your own as well as any lift tickets or ski rentals. Discounted rentals are available at Back Country Ski and Sports. Trip leaves on Monday at 6:00 a.m. and returns on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/activity/snowshoe-mid-week-ski-trip/
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Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

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Snowshoe Mid-Week Trip

Event image Time: 6:00 AM - 11:45 PM Location: Public Works Service Center (18+, 10+ with an adult) Snowshoe is a great place for a multi-day trip. Being the biggest ski resort in the Mid-Atlantic, there really is something for everyone. From beginner friendly ski and snowboard trails, to the Western Territory expert trails and even snow tubing at Silver Creek, Snowshoe is truly a winter wonderland seated at 4848’ in West Virginia and mid-week allows you to miss out on the crowds. This trip includes all lodging (double occupancy), breakfasts, dinners, and transportation. Lunch is on your own as well as any lift tickets or ski rentals. Discounted rentals are available at Back Country Ski and Sports. Trip leaves on Monday at 6:00 a.m. and returns on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/activity/snowshoe-mid-week-ski-trip/
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Fleet Feet Sports No Boundaries 5K Orientation Night

Event image Time: 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM Location: Fleet Feet Sports Roanoke Fleet Feet Sports is kicking off the Spring 2015 No Boundaries Path to 5K Running Program with an Orientation Night on Wednesday, February 11 at 7:15pm at Fleet Feet Sports. The Orientation Night is for all registered and interested participants who want to learn more about what is included in the No Boundaries Program, ask questions and meet the mentors. Training for No Boundaries begins the following week. Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/nobo5krun
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East Coasters Junior Team Info Session

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Location: East Coasters Bike Shop 3224 Brambleton Avenue Since 2008, the East Coasters Junior Team has been providing boys and girls the opportunity to experience the joy of mountain biking and the thrill of competition under the watchful eye of our dedicated coaches and parents. Over the past couple of years the team has evolved from a group of kids who just love to ride into a regional racing powerhouse. We’ve amassed an impressive record of racing success that includes numerous state championships and national championship podium finishes. More importantly, we've focused on the development of integrity, teamwork, sportsmanship, and determination in all of our young athletes.

We're making some changes for the coming year to encourage more kids to come out and ride. In addition to our Junior Racing Team, we're going to offer a Development Team for aspiring racers and those kids who simply want to become better riders. We will hold weekly practice rides with a focus on confidence building, skills development, fitness and fun. There will be opportunities to race, but racing will not be required.

We're looking for boys and girls between 9 and 14 to be a part of this new development squad. Kids should already have some off-road riding experience but prior racing experience is not required. If you have a son or daughter who loves to ride, join us for this session to learn about becoming a member of the team.
Link: http://eastcoastersjrteam.com
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Thursday, February 12th, 2015

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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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Snowshoe Mid-Week Trip

Event image Time: 6:00 AM - 11:45 PM Location: Public Works Service Center (18+, 10+ with an adult) Snowshoe is a great place for a multi-day trip. Being the biggest ski resort in the Mid-Atlantic, there really is something for everyone. From beginner friendly ski and snowboard trails, to the Western Territory expert trails and even snow tubing at Silver Creek, Snowshoe is truly a winter wonderland seated at 4848’ in West Virginia and mid-week allows you to miss out on the crowds. This trip includes all lodging (double occupancy), breakfasts, dinners, and transportation. Lunch is on your own as well as any lift tickets or ski rentals. Discounted rentals are available at Back Country Ski and Sports. Trip leaves on Monday at 6:00 a.m. and returns on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/activity/snowshoe-mid-week-ski-trip/
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Muddy Squirrel Winter "Get Strong" Series

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Daleville Don't succumb to the temptation of hibernating all winter...winter is the perfect time to get stronger. In these short (1 hour) track workouts we'll help you work or your core strength, upper body strength, and running form. We can help make you a stronger, faster, more efficient runner. We'll alternate between Greenfield Park and the Read Mountain Middle School track. C'mon -- it's more fun with a group! Can't make 'em all? Pick & choose for $10 per session! Link: http://muddysquirrel.com
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RIMBA Lunch Ride

Event image Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Location: Underdog Bikes + Mill Mountain The RIMBA Lunch 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.

Join us 12:30pm every Thursday at UnderDog Bikes!!
Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
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Nature Lab Series: Surviving Winter -- Nature's Challenge

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Location: Mill Mountain Discovery Center Winter is hard on wildlife, but each plant and animal species has adapted in ways that meet the challenge of winter survival. In this series you will learn what happened to the birds and insects you no longer see in our area, how to hunt for signs of wildlife that stay active, and some interesting things that plants do to make to spring, and more. $30 Link:
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Saturday, February 14th, 2015

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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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Maple Tapping

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Location: Mill Mountain Discovery Center Come and learn how to identify maple trees and take part in the age-old tradition of tapping trees and collecting sap. End the program with a delicious maple syrup snack. (This program requires the ability to hike 1 mile on and off trail.) Link:
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Maple Tapping

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Location: Mill Mountain Discovery Center Come and learn how to identify maple trees and take part in the age-old tradition of tapping trees and collecting sap. End the program with a delicious maple syrup snack. (This program requires the ability to hike 1 mile on and off trail.) Link:
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Fleet Feet Sports Test Drive No Boundaries & WalkFIT Day

Event image Time: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Location: Roanoke Valley Greenway Fleet Feet Sports is offering a FREE Test-Drive Day for the Spring 2015 No Boundaries Path to 5K Running and WalkFIT Path to 5K Walking Programs! The Test Drive Day will include a 1-mile run, run/walk or walk. Test Drive Day is perfect for anyone who wants to try a No Boundaries and WalkFIT workout before signing up for the program! Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/testdrive
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Valentine's Wine & Dine

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Location: Wilderness Adventure in New Castle, VA A romantic getaway for you and your Valentine, includes tastings of five fine Virginia Wines presented by the winemakers,
five gourmet courses, each paired with a wine, a private room in one of our Lodges, Hot Breakfast on Sunday morning, and a caring staff to make you feel at home throughout your stay.

Call 540-864-6792 for details, reserve your space on our website!
Link: http://www.wilderness-adventure.com/wine-dine/
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Sunday, February 15th, 2015

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Open Pool Kayak Roll Sessions

Event image Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Location: Rocky Mount YMCA Are you an experienced kayaker just looking for some pool time and perhaps a new paddling buddy? Or are you a beginner wanting to finally get that roll down in a comfortable, warm environment? If so, you can bring your kayak and paddle and come practice your rolls, stroke techniques, and amaze your friends with that new rodeo trick. Formal instruction is not provided during this program. No pre-registration is required; bring your own boat and join in on these open roll sessions.

Ages: All- If under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: FREE
Date: Sunday’s, January 18th- April 26th, 2015
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Rocky Mount YMCA Pool
Link: http://www.franklincountyva.gov/parks-activities/life-skills
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Open Whitewater Kayak Roll Session

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Gator Aquatic Center-1130 Overland Rd SW Roanoke, VA 24015 Already own your own boating gear and looking for some cheap pool time to nail that roll? Join us at the Gator Aquatic Center this Sunday evening for an open kayak roll session. Professional staff will be on-hand to assist you and ensure water safety but no formal instruction or equipment will be provided. You must be able to swim. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5060
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Monday, February 16th, 2015

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Roanoke Tree Steward Volunteer Training

Event image Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Location: 215 Church Avenue, Room 159, Roanoke, VA Free training for volunteers to help the City of Roanoke care for its trees and plant trees. After nine Monday night classes, three Saturday morning field training sessions will be scheduled. Volunteer commitment involved. Register by January 20. 540-853-5225 Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/parks-and-greenways/urban-forestry/roanoke-tree-stewards/
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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, February 17th, 2015

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Stand Up Paddle Board Basics

Event image Time: 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM Location: Kirk Family YMCA Come learn this hybrid of surfing and paddling with Play Roanoke and the YMCA. “SUP” offers a great total body workout and is a great activity for lakes, rivers and the ocean. You’ll learn the proper stance for balance and control, essential paddle strokes and turning techniques, and how to choose the right board and paddle. This class is held in the lap pool at the Kirk Family YMCA and equipment is provided. No Experience is necessary, but you should be able to swim in deep water.

Cost is $20 for YMCA Members and $22 for Non-Members.
Link: http://Please register on site at the YMCA
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Fleet Feet Sports Pub Run

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Wasena City Tap Room OR Old Southwest Grill Fleet Feet Sports Pub Runs take place every Tuesday Night at 6pm. Runs alternate between the Old Southwest Grill and the Wasena City Tap Room and include 3 and 5 mile options. All abilities and paces are welcome! Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/pubruns
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Thursday, February 19th, 2015

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RIMBA Lunch Ride

Event image Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Location: Underdog Bikes + Mill Mountain The RIMBA Lunch 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.

Join us 12:30pm every Thursday at UnderDog Bikes!!
Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
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Muddy Squirrel Winter "Get Strong" Series

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Daleville Don't succumb to the temptation of hibernating all winter...winter is the perfect time to get stronger. In these short (1 hour) track workouts we'll help you work or your core strength, upper body strength, and running form. We can help make you a stronger, faster, more efficient runner. We'll alternate between Greenfield Park and the Read Mountain Middle School track. C'mon -- it's more fun with a group! Only $35 for 4 week series. Can't make 'em all? Pick & choose for $10 per session! Link: http://muddysquirrel.com
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Nature Lab Series: Surviving Winter -- Nature's Challenge

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Location: Mill Mountain Discovery Center Winter is hard on wildlife, but each plant and animal species has adapted in ways that meet the challenge of winter survival. In this series you will learn what happened to the birds and insects you no longer see in our area, how to hunt for signs of wildlife that stay active, and some interesting things that plants do to make to spring, and more. $30 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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"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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Chestnut Ridge Trail Hike

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Norwich Center (18+, 10+ with an adult) Chestnut Ridge trail is right outside of downtown Roanoke. Don’t pass up this gem of a hike! 5 miles on trails off of the back side of Mill Mountain that head towards the Blue Ridge Parkway allow for scenic views of the Roanoke Valley and the mountains around us. The program fee includes transportation and leadership. Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/activity/chestnut-ridge-trail-hike/
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Bike Maintenance Basics

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Underdog Bikes-1113 Piedmont St SE, Roanoke, VA 24014 Bicycles are big investments! With the experts at UnderDog Bikes you'll learn how to do basic repairs and routine checks of your big investment. This bike maintenance class is geared towards the beginner and intermediate levels. You will learn skills like what to look for in a routine safety inspection, fixing a flat tire, basic lubrication, and minor adjustments, as well as how to identify problems requiring professional attention. Bring your own bike to practice on! Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5113
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Friday, February 20th, 2015

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Snowshoe Weekend Trip

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 11:59 PM Location: Public Works Service Center (18+, 10+ with an adult) Snowshoe is a great place for a multi-day trip. Being the biggest ski resort in the Mid-Atlantic, there really is something for everyone. From beginner friendly ski and snowboard trails, to the Western Territory expert trails and even snow tubing at Silver Creek, Snowshoe is truly a winter wonderland seated at 4848’ in West Virginia. This trip includes all lodging (double occupancy), breakfasts, dinners, and transportation. Lunch is on your own as well as any lift tickets or ski rentals. Discounted rentals are available at Back Country Ski and Sports. Trip leaves on Friday at 5:30 p.m. and returns on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/activity/snowshoe-ski-weekend/
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Big Lick Cocktail Classic

Event image Time: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: City Market Building LEAP for Local Food presents the inaugural Big Lick Cocktail Classic! A two day celebration of mixology and locally sourced beverage entertainment!

Feb 20th AND 21st at the Historic City Market Building.
Featuring local sourced and inspired craft beverages and tastings from your favorite local restaurants and caterers, live music and much more to be announced soon!
The Big Lick Cocktail Classic is an event to celebrate and benefit LEAP for Local Food:

LEAP is a Roanoke-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization. LEAP’s mission is to develop, support and maintain a sustainable local food system in the greater Roanoke region. We do this by connecting the dots between local farmers, food producers, and community members. Together, we can LEAP back to the future and (re-)connect local producers to local consumers.

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Link: http://biglickentertainment.com/#events
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Saturday, February 21st, 2015

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Horseback Riding - Family Trail Ride

Event image Time: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM Location: Depart from Kessler Mill Rd in Salem Share your love for the outdoors with your family on a fun and exciting horseback riding trip. Participants will receive lessons and instruction on riding, then will be paired with a horse that's right for them. Next, the group will set off on a guided trail ride and explore the beautiful countryside. No experience necessary. Must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Transporation, helmets, and tack are included. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Link: https://prtonline.roanokecountyva.gov/eConnect/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp?UseLink=true&Course=true&aid=4740
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12 Months - 12 Hikes

Event image Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Location: Explore Park This New Year's resolve to get out on the trail at least once a month, all year long. Join us as we'll travel the same trail each month so we may experience how this forest grows and changes over time. This scenic, two and half mile hike will lead us down to the Roanoke riverfront and onto the Blue Ridge Trail, all at Explore Park. Please wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather. Children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Strollers prohibited. Link: https://prtonline.roanokecountyva.gov/eConnect/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp?UseLink=true&Course=true&aid=5377
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Blue Ridge Gravity 2015 D-Cup Series Race #2 (of 5)

Event image Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Location: Sulphur Ridge (Craig/Botetourt County Line) Come out to D cup Enduro series race #2! This series will feature a shuttle day prior to presented by Wilderness Adventure, come shuttle the race trails for some laps before the race! Race starts at noon at top of the mountain. Link: http://www.blueridgegravity.com/events.html
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Big Lick Cocktail Classic

Event image Time: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: City Market Building LEAP for Local Food presents the inaugural Big Lick Cocktail Classic! A two day celebration of mixology and locally sourced beverage entertainment!

Feb 20th AND 21st at the Historic City Market Building.
Featuring local sourced and inspired craft beverages and tastings from your favorite local restaurants and caterers, live music and much more to be announced soon!
The Big Lick Cocktail Classic is an event to celebrate and benefit LEAP for Local Food:

LEAP is a Roanoke-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization. LEAP’s mission is to develop, support and maintain a sustainable local food system in the greater Roanoke region. We do this by connecting the dots between local farmers, food producers, and community members. Together, we can LEAP back to the future and (re-)connect local producers to local consumers.

Keep it here for updates, ticket info and more!
Link: http://biglickentertainment.com/#events
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Orienteering Treasure Hunt

Event image Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Location: Peaks of Otter, Bedford, VA Explore the Peaks of Otter in a fun new way! We’ll provide you with a map, clues, and all the instruction you’ll need to get started. Your “team” of treasure hunters will find as many of the “control points” as you can. At each control point, you’ll find a trivia question you will have to answer. Return to headquarters and use your answers to solve a word puzzle. The word puzzle will lead you to the treasure! Your journey will lead you around the lake and along numerous trails near the Peaks of Otter Lodge in an adventure you’ll remember for years to come. Suitable for all ages! Call 866-387-9905 to reserve your space today! Reservations are encouraged. A $10.00 security deposit is due at time of reservation. Security deposit is fully refundable on day of event, or with 24-hour advance cancellation notice. You must check in with the front desk on the day of the event for security deposit release. Link: http://www.peaksofotter.com/Calendar.aspx
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Maple Tapping

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Location: Mill Mountain Discovery Center Come and learn how to identify maple trees and take part in the age-old tradition of tapping trees and collecting sap. End the program with a delicious maple syrup snack. (This program requires the ability to hike 1 mile on and off trail.) Link:
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Maple Tapping

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Location: Mill Mountain Discovery Center Come and learn how to identify maple trees and take part in the age-old tradition of tapping trees and collecting sap. End the program with a delicious maple syrup snack. (This program requires the ability to hike 1 mile on and off trail.) Link:
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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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Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

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Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga

Event image Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Gator Aquatic Center-1130 Overland Rd SW Roanoke, VA 24015 (18+,10+ with adult) 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. Prior Yoga experience is not necessary, but extremely beneficial. It is also strongly recommended you are able to swim. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5118
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Kayak Roll Classes

Event image Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Location: Rocky Mount YMCA Are you an experienced kayaker just looking for some pool time and perhaps a new paddling buddy? Or are you a beginner wanting to finally get that roll down in a comfortable, warm environment? Our Indoor Pool Roll Classes offer you 2 Sunday’s of 2 hours of pool time plus quality instruction. Tune up your roll and keep your skills sharp! Join this ACA Instructor and trainer that is certified in multiple disciplines and is a proud member of the Creek Freaks of Franklin County. Gear rental available upon request. Ages 10 -14 with an adult.

Ages: 10 & up
Cost: $40.00
Date: Sunday, February 22nd & Sunday, March 8th, 2015
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Rocky Mount YMCA Pool
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Instructor: Beth Wiegandt, 540-556-2594
Link: http://www.franklincountyva.gov/parks-activities/life-skills
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Open Pool Kayak Roll Sessions

Event image Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Location: Rocky Mount YMCA Are you an experienced kayaker just looking for some pool time and perhaps a new paddling buddy? Or are you a beginner wanting to finally get that roll down in a comfortable, warm environment? If so, you can bring your kayak and paddle and come practice your rolls, stroke techniques, and amaze your friends with that new rodeo trick. Formal instruction is not provided during this program. No pre-registration is required; bring your own boat and join in on these open roll sessions.

Ages: All- If under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: FREE
Date: Sunday’s, January 18th- April 26th, 2015
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Rocky Mount YMCA Pool
Link: http://www.franklincountyva.gov/parks-activities/life-skills
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Monday, February 23rd, 2015

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Roanoke Tree Steward Volunteer Training

Event image Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Location: 215 Church Avenue, Room 159, Roanoke, VA Free training for volunteers to help the City of Roanoke care for its trees and plant trees. After nine Monday night classes, three Saturday morning field training sessions will be scheduled. Volunteer commitment involved. Register by January 20. 540-853-5225 Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/parks-and-greenways/urban-forestry/roanoke-tree-stewards/
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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, February 24th, 2015

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Fleet Feet Sports Pub Run

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Wasena City Tap Room OR Old Southwest Grill Fleet Feet Sports Pub Runs take place every Tuesday Night at 6pm. Runs alternate between the Old Southwest Grill and the Wasena City Tap Room and include 3 and 5 mile options. All abilities and paces are welcome! Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/pubruns
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Carvins Cove Trail Work

Event image Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Location: Bennett Springs Parking Lot at Carvins Cove (18+, 14+ with an adult) Join fellow trail enthusiasts—hikers, bikers, and equestrians—to maintain and build new trail out at Carvins Cove. These workdays will be administered by the City of Roanoke Parks and Recreation and will work on projects to better the trails that we currently use as well as to add to the network of trails already out there. City of Roanoke Parks and Recreation will provide the tools, just show up with sturdy shoes, water, work gloves, and some excitement to create and maintain the trails in our valley. If you can’t make any of these dates but are still interested in trail work in the area, visit www.greenways.org or www.roanokeimba.org for more dates and opportunities. Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/activity/carvins-cove-trail-work-3/
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Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

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Fleet Feet Sports Training 5K Orientation Night

Event image Time: 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM Location: Fleet Feet Sports Roanoke Fleet Feet Sports is kicking-off the Spring 2015 Training 5K Season with an Orientation Night on Wednesday, February 25 at 7:15pm at Fleet Feet Sports. Training 5K is a 10-week running and run/walking program for runners wanting to build their base and learn about speed, as they prepare for the Gallop 4 the Greenways 5K. Orientation Night is for all interested and registered participants. Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/training/training5k
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Thursday, February 26th, 2015

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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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Intermediate Bike Maintenance: with Underdog Bikes

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Underdog Bikes-1113 Piedmont St SE, Roanoke, VA 24014 Come learn intermediate repair techniques and skills from the experts at UnderDog Bikes. The Intermediate Bike Maintenance class is for someone who has a good knowledge foundation and solid level of experience and comfort with bike repair...but is ready to learn more! Or has taken our Basics class and is ready for the next level. You will learn skills like maintaining and adjusting your brake and derailleur systems, on-the-road repairs, bearing adjustments, basic wheel truing and touch up and how to identify problems requiring professional attention. Bring your own bike to practice on! Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5120
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Muddy Squirrel Winter "Get Strong" Series

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Daleville Don't succumb to the temptation of hibernating all winter...winter is the perfect time to get stronger. In these short (1 hour) track workouts we'll help you work or your core strength, upper body strength, and running form. We can help make you a stronger, faster, more efficient runner. We'll alternate between Greenfield Park and the Read Mountain Middle School track. C'mon -- it's more fun with a group! Only $35 for 4 week series. Can't make 'em all? Pick & choose for $10 per session! Link: http://muddysquirrel.com
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Snowshoe Ski and Snowboard Shuttle

Event image Time: 6:00 AM - 8:30 PM Location: Public Works Service Center (18+, 10+ with an adult) It’s a winter wonderland out there. Get outside and enjoy it at Snowshoe Mountain! If you have a season pass and your own gear or are new to this and don’t know where to begin, we can hook you up and get you making turns in no time! Shuttle only prices are listed below, but our friends at Back Country Ski and Sports in Salem and Blacksburg have discounted ski and snowboard rentals for only $25 for adults and $20 for kids. Fee includes transportation to resort only—rentals and tickets are not included.
All shuttles are $20 each and meet at Public Works Service Center at 6:00am. Return time to Public Works is 8:30pm.
Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/activity/snowshoe-ski-snowboard-shuttle-9/
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RIMBA Lunch Ride

Event image Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Location: Underdog Bikes + Mill Mountain The RIMBA Lunch 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.

Join us 12:30pm every Thursday at UnderDog Bikes!!
Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
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Nature Lab Series: Surviving Winter -- Nature's Challenge

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Location: Mill Mountain Discovery Center Winter is hard on wildlife, but each plant and animal species has adapted in ways that meet the challenge of winter survival. In this series you will learn what happened to the birds and insects you no longer see in our area, how to hunt for signs of wildlife that stay active, and some interesting things that plants do to make to spring, and more. $30 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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Friday, February 27th, 2015

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Backpacking - Winter Down Trail Overnight

Event image Time: 6:30 PM - 11:45 PM Location: Depart from Camp Roanoke Don't let the cold stop you from outdoor adventure! Get on the trail with our wilderness pros for a unique winter adventure designed for exhilaration and enjoyment. This three day, two night trip will begin with an equipment primer for outfitting and gear functionality, followed by gear and food distribution. In the morning, get out on the trail for an overnight expedition you won't forget. Trail rated as moderate. Must be capable of carrying 50lbs. Transporation and meals provided. Gear and equipment are available upon request. Registration is limited to 8 participants. Link: http:// https://prtonline.roanokecountyva.gov/eConnect/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp?UseLink=true&Course=true&aid=4391
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Saturday, February 28th, 2015

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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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Wilderness First Aid Training

Event image Time: 8:15 AM - 10:00 PM Location: Camp Bethel, 328 Bethel Road, Fincastle, Virginia Camp Bethel is sponsoring this WFA certification course, with instruction by SOLO Wilderness Emergency Medicine School. Training fee of $188 covers two days of instruction, materials, and hands-on practice both indoors and outside. Saturday and Sunday lunches are also provided. This training is accepted by the American Camp Association to meet their accreditation standards for outdoor programs. Register on-line before February 7. Link: http://www.campbethelvirginia.org
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Fly Fishing School

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: TBD (18+,10+ with adult) Have you ever seen someone elegantly casting a fly rod or watched the movie 'A River Runs Through It' and thought "I wish I could do that"? Well now is your opportunity. Come out for a full day of entry level fly fishing instruction. Topics will include gear to get you started, knots, choosing flies, basic entomology, casting, reading the water and will conclude with some time fishing a local stream. Rods and textbooks will be included, bring waders or boots if you have them. No experience necessary, but a valid VA fishing license is required to fish. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5056
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Sunday, March 1st, 2015

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Open Pool Kayak Roll Sessions

Event image Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Location: Rocky Mount YMCA Are you an experienced kayaker just looking for some pool time and perhaps a new paddling buddy? Or are you a beginner wanting to finally get that roll down in a comfortable, warm environment? If so, you can bring your kayak and paddle and come practice your rolls, stroke techniques, and amaze your friends with that new rodeo trick. Formal instruction is not provided during this program. No pre-registration is required; bring your own boat and join in on these open roll sessions.

Ages: All- If under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: FREE
Date: Sunday’s, January 18th- April 26th, 2015
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Rocky Mount YMCA Pool
Link: http://www.franklincountyva.gov/parks-activities/life-skills
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Monday, March 2nd, 2015

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Roanoke Tree Steward Volunteer Training

Event image Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Location: 215 Church Avenue, Room 159, Roanoke, VA Free training for volunteers to help the City of Roanoke care for its trees and plant trees. After nine Monday night classes, three Saturday morning field training sessions will be scheduled. Volunteer commitment involved. Register by January 20. 540-853-5225 Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/parks-and-greenways/urban-forestry/roanoke-tree-stewards/
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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, March 3rd, 2015

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Fleet Feet Sports Pub Run

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Wasena City Tap Room OR Old Southwest Grill Fleet Feet Sports Pub Runs take place every Tuesday Night at 6pm. Runs alternate between the Old Southwest Grill and the Wasena City Tap Room and include 3 and 5 mile options. All abilities and paces are welcome! Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/pubruns
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