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Sunday, March 1st, 2015

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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Get to Know Your Bike Basics Class - Free

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Starlight Bicycles, Grandin Village This is a fantastic free class to come in for. Are you newer to cycling or looking to get back into it? Fantastic! In this class we'll help you get familiar and confident with your bike as well as learn how to fix a flat. Bring one of your wheels if you would like hands on practice with this repair.

Questions? Wonderful, we'd love to hear from you! Call us at 540-400-6684 or shoot an email to kathleen@starlightapparel.com.
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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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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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Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

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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, March 5th, 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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"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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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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Saturday, March 7th, 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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Bites, Brews & Basketball

Event image Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Location: Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers From inventing basketball to pioneering swim lessons, the YMCA has been offering innovation programs and services to encourage our community to be happier, healthier and better connected for more than 130 years. JOIN US to support the YMCA's cause to strangthen community in a basketball-themed party. Shoot some hoops, drink some brews and eat some food...and then discover how the YMCA is so much more than a gym, it's a cause. Link: http://www.soaringridge.com/#!events/c66t
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For the Love of Brew- Rare Beer Fest

Event image Time: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: City Market Building - Downtown Roanoke Returning for 2015 the Big Lick - For the Love of the Brew a rare craft beer festival. Featuring strictly seasonal and one-off beers from over a dozen breweries for an unmatched tasting event!

Saturday March 7th at the historic Roanoke City Market Building! Event runs from 3pm-6pm, VIP gets you early access at 2pm!

The Market Building Foundation, Inc. is a public non-profit entity created and incorporated to ensure the preservation of the historic and architectural character of the community through the rehabilitation, management and maintenance of the City Market Building.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Lick-For-the-Love-of-the-Brew/1525607694391354?sk=timeline
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Free Yoga Sampler

Event image Time: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Location: Uttara Yoga Studio Free Yoga Sampler, Saturday, March 7: 1:00 to 6:00 pm

Thank you for voting Uttara Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine’s “Best Yoga Studio in the Blue Ridge!” Join us for free 45 minute classes to find out what we’re all about. Take one or all! No yoga experience required!

1:00 pm Jill Loftis Hatha 1-2
2:00 pm Sarah Bunger Vinyasa Flow
3:00 pm Grace Hicks Beginners Yoga
4:00 pm Kimberly Vest Yin/Yang Yoga
5:00 pm Steve Hetherington Power Yoga

Directions/etc. at http://www.uttarayogastudio.com/
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/547418155361177/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular
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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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Horsemanship for Senior Adults

Event image Time: 12:30 PM - 7:30 PM Location: Depart from Kessler Mill Rd in Salem Horses are not just for the young, but for the young at heart! No matter your age, we have the right techniques, the right horses, and the very best of horsemanship expertise and knowledge. Choose the experience that’s right for you! Whether you're more interested in learning to handle, groom, and feed, or are curious about mounting and riding the horse from the saddle, it’s all possible! Conclude the day with a cowboy-style meal served at the barn. Meal, equipment, and transportation included in the fee. Must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Link: https://prtonline.roanokecountyva.gov/eConnect/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp?UseLink=true&Course=true&aid=5253
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Carilion WinterFest 10 Miler and Snowball 5K

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Location: Bernards Landing, Smith Mountain Lake WinterFest is a 5k and 10miler event that aslo includes an after party with music, great food & kids station!

If your not racing admission is $5. Children under 13 free. Rain or shine festival!

Packet Pick-up Dates and Times:

Friday, March 6th, 6am – 7pm: Smith Mountain Lake YMCA, 293 Firstwatch Drive Moneta (near Westlake Corner).

Saturday, March 7th, 8 am – 9:30 am: at event site
Link: https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Moneta/2ndAnnualWinterFest10milerSnowball5k?utm_source=Mountain+Junkies+Timing+Services+-+January&utm_campaign=Timing+Jan+15%27&utm_medium=email
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Sunday, March 8th, 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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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 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, March 8th, 2015
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Rocky Mount YMCA Pool
Instructor: Beth Wiegandt, 540-556-2594
Link: http://www.franklincountyva.gov/parks-activities/life-skills
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Monday, March 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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Fly Fishing for Beginners

Event image Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Location: Explore Park Join local flyfishing legend and author Harry Slone as he introduces you to the wonderful world of flyfishing. Learn the basics of flyfishing including casting techniques, rod selection, fly selection and more. Fee is for one 4 hour class. Link: https://prtonline.roanokecountyva.gov/eConnect/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp?UseLink=true&Course=true&aid=5227
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Fly Fishing for Beginners

Event image Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Location: Explore Park Join local flyfishing legend and author Harry Slone as he introduces you to the wonderful world of flyfishing. Learn the basics of flyfishing including casting techniques, rod selection, fly selection and more. Fee is for one 4 hour class. Link: https://prtonline.roanokecountyva.gov/eConnect/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp?UseLink=true&Course=true&aid=5227
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Tuesday, March 10th, 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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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-10/
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Thursday, March 12th, 2015

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Waterfall Series Hike: Fenwick Mines

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Location: Roanoke Parks and Recreation (18+, 10+ with an adult) The Fenwick Mines trail is an interpretive trail that is a 2 mile out and back through wetlands and an old iron ore mining town to the waterfall. The waterfall is on Mill Creek and is about 12 feet in height. Come check out this little known gem in Craig County! The program fee includes transportation and leadership.

Price: $6
Departure location: Norwich Center
The deadline to register is Tuesday, March 10.
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5202
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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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Bikes, Brats and Beer

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Underdog Bikes (18+,10+ with adult) What could be better that the three B?s! This is a bike maintenance class with spunk! Come have a brat and a beer, provided by Underdog Bikes while working on your bike. 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. 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!
$20/person, CoEd, March 10th at 11:59pm last day to register
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5493?utm_source=Outdoor+Education+Newsletter+March+2015&utm_campaign=Email%3A+Outdoor+Ed+Mar+15&utm_medium=email
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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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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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Friday, March 13th, 2015

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Roanoke's Tree Stewards: Nurturing the Valley’s Tree Canopy

Event image Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke: 2015 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, Virginia 24015 This month's Earth Friendly Friday will highlight a great local volunteer effort! The Roanoke Tree Stewards provide an opportunity to roll up your sleeves and nurture one of our most precious assets. David Edwards will introduce us to the program and share details of its founding, its challenges and its successes. Since 2009, the City of Roanoke’s urban forestry staff has been training volunteer tree stewards in how to prune and plant trees. The stewards are required to put in 30 hours of work in their first year and 20 hours in subsequent years. To become a steward, contact Helen Smythers, urban forestry planner, at Helen.smythers@roanokeva.gov or at 540-853-5225.

The monthly program series Earth Friendly Friday presents topics of interest for environmentalists and those who enjoy and appreciate the natural world. It is the second Friday of each month, and it is jointly sponsored by the Roanoke Sierra Club and The Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke. Location: The Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke, 2015 Grandin Road at Brandon (across from Patrick Henry High School). It is free and open to the public. Everyone is invited to bring a snack dish for sharing before and after the program. For mo
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1610151102547927
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Saturday, March 14th, 2015

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St. Patrick's Day Parade & Shamrock Festival

Event image Time: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Location: Downtown Roanoke SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2015, 11AM TO 8PM IN DOWNTOWN ROANOKE

Downtown Roanoke, Inc. and McDonalds are partnering to provide the biggest and best St. Patrick's Day Parade in the region! Featuring all the fun of last year, 2015 is sure to be a hit for families all over the Roanoke Valley!

MCDONALD'S ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE (11AM) AND SHAMROCK FESTIVAL (11AM-8PM)

The McDonald's St. Patrick's Day Parade and Shamrock Festival happens this year on Saturday, March 14th in Downtown Roanoke. The McDonald's St. Patrick's Day Parade will run from Jefferson Street to Campbell Avenue and Campbell Avenue to Williamson Road.

Admission is FREE, for questions call 540-342-2028.
Link: http://www.downtownroanoke.org/our-events/mcdonalds-st-patricks-day
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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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Rock Climbing at Pilot Mountain

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Roanoke Parks and Recreation (18+, 10+ with an adult) Interested in learning how to rock climb outside? This course will get you climbing on real rock and get you learning the basics 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.

Price: $39
Departure Location: Public Works
The deadline to register is Thursday, March 12.
Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/activity/rock-climbing-pilot-mountain/
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Mountain Junkies Montvale 5 & 10 Milers

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Location: Montvale Park, Bedford Course Descriptions:
5 Mile Course
The course will start after the creek crossing on the Creekside Trail taking this to the access road, continue on the access road to where Beale’s treasure intersects it, then take Beale’s Treasure, right, to a left onto Easy Street, Water Stop at the Quarterwood parking lot, Easy Street to Ridgeline, Ridgeline to Coyote Ridge, at the end of Coyote Ridge you will take a left onto Cliffhanger, Cliffhanger back to the creek, then, over/through the creek to the finish at the pavilion.

10 Mile Course
The course will start after the creek crossing on the Creekside Trail taking this to the access road, continue on the access road to where Beale’s treasure intersects it, then take Beale’s Treasure, right, to a left onto Easy Street, Water Stop at the Quarterwood parking lot, Easy Street to Ridgeline, Ridgeline to Coyote Ridge, at the end of Coyote Ridge you will take a right where you will go out for a 2nd loop of the above. At the end of Coyote Ridge, this time you will take a left onto Cliffhanger, Cliffhanger back to the creek, then, over/through the creek to the finish at the pavilion.
Link: http://www.mountainjunkies.net/Montvale.htm?utm_source=Mountain+Junkies+Timing+Services+-+2015+March&utm_campaign=Timing+Feb+15%27&utm_medium=email
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Shamrock Run

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Roanoke Catholic School Saturday, March 14, 2015
5K & 10K Run - 9:15am
1 Mile Walk - 8:30 am

Come race with us as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary!

Simultaneous start for 5k & 10K

Chip timing!
Link: http://www.commonwealthgames.org/special-events/shamrock-run?utm_source=Mountain+Junkies+Timing+Services+-+January&utm_campaign=Timing+Jan+15%27&utm_medium=email
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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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Odyssey Land Navigation Clinic

Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Location: American National University, Salem, VA Navigation is a MUST for adventure racers who want to excel at the sport. It doesn't matter how fit or strong you are if you are moving in the wrong direction! If you do not know how to use a map and compass, trust us, you will not stay on course.
The Odyssey Land Nav Clinic is information packed day of compass, topographical map study and orienteering in Roanoke. We'll spend the first part of the day (5-6 hours) with classroom instruction. This is a great time to get to know one another, ask questions, and learn the foundational principles of top level navigation. The next 6 hours we'll get out into the beautiful woods and spend 6-8 miles on foot at a slow learning pace, mostly off trail through thick brush, open forest and steep hillsides.
Link: http://www.oarevents.com/events/2008/navigation_clinic.shtml
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Sunday, March 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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Instructional Kayak Roll Session

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 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.

Please register via the link by March 13th.
Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/outdoor-education/outdoor-recreation/paddling/
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Blue Ridge Gravity 2015 D-Cup Series Race #3 (of 5)

Event image Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Location: Buck Trail (Carvins Cove) Come out to race number four on buck at Carvin's Cove! With help from Roanoke City Parks and Rec., we get to have our first race of the year in the city park! Link: http://www.blueridgegravity.com/events.html
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Kayaking - Nail Your Roll

Event image Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Location: Hollins University The next best thing to gills... Whether you're an experienced paddler looking for pool time or you've never rolled a kayak before, this opportunity is for you. Located at the Hollins pool, there will be plenty of hands-on instruction to guide you through the fine art of rolling a kayaking. PFD's, boats, and paddles available upon request. Must be able to swim. Link: https://prtonline.roanokecountyva.gov/eConnect/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp?UseLink=true&Course=true&aid=5371
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Monday, March 16th, 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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Fly Fishing for Beginners

Event image Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Location: Explore Park Join local flyfishing legend and author Harry Slone as he introduces you to the wonderful world of flyfishing. Learn the basics of flyfishing including casting techniques, rod selection, fly selection and more. Fee is for one 4 hour class. Link: https://prtonline.roanokecountyva.gov/eConnect/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp?UseLink=true&Course=true&aid=5227
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Fly Fishing for Beginners

Event image Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Location: Explore Park Join local flyfishing legend and author Harry Slone as he introduces you to the wonderful world of flyfishing. Learn the basics of flyfishing including casting techniques, rod selection, fly selection and more. Fee is for one 4 hour class. Link: https://prtonline.roanokecountyva.gov/eConnect/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp?UseLink=true&Course=true&aid=5227
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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, March 17th, 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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Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

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Trout Unlimited, Roanoke Valley Chapter Meeting

Event image Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Hollins University, Moody Student Center, Goodwin Room, 1st floor YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER TO ATTEND! Please join us. Just drop in - - no need for prior notification or invitation. There are no meetings in July, August, or December.

Meetings are held on the campus of Hollins University the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm. The meetings typically consist of a business session, a presentation or workshop, and open discussion. We meet in the Goodwin room in the Moody Student Center. The Moody Student Center is #20 on their MAP. You can park in any vacant space.
Link: https://sites.google.com/site/roanokevalleytu/
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Thursday, March 19th, 2015

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Waterfall Series Hike: Roaring Run

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Location: Roanoke Parks and Recreation (18+, 10+ with an adult) Roaring Run is an interactive trail that keeps you looking for wildlife and water at every turn. A relatively easy 2.5 mile hike to a series of waterfalls through a wild forest will be a day to remember. Enjoy the views of waterfalls and get an easy workout while exploring this gem in the Jefferson National Forest. The program fee includes transportation and leadership.

Price: $6
Departure location: Norwich Center
The deadline to register is Tuesday, March 17.
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5203
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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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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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"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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Brew-Tie

Event image Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: Corned Beef & Company Have a beer and tie some flies at the monthly "Brew-Tie" at Orvis Roanoke. Corned Beef & Company is hosting the get-togethers on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Bring your tying kit, socialize with other tiers, and simply have a good time. There is no cover charge to attend. Come early or late and stay as long as you like.

This is an opportunity to have some fun with others that share your interest in fly fishing and fly tying. There will be a beginner's table set up with tools and materials and someone there to assist those just getting started tying their own flies. More experienced tiers can set up at their own tables and fill their fly boxes for the coming season, swap techniques, and maybe trade some flies with each other. For more information call Tom Brown at Orvis Roanoke 540-345-3635.

Call us at 540-345-3635 for information on upcoming classes and seminars this season.
Link: http://www.orvis.com/s/roanoke-virginia-orvis-retail-store/424
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Saturday, March 21st, 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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Harkening Hill Hike

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Roanoke Parks and Recreation (18+, 10+ with an adult) This loop is part of the trails at the Peaks of Otter area on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Like the treks to the peaks of Flat Top and Sharp Top mountains, it features excellent vistas; however it also has historical meaning which participants will discover as the 4 mile trail winds past Johnson Farm. The program fee includes transportation and leadership.

Price: $6
Departure location: Public Works
The deadline to register is Thursday, March 19.
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5210
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Carolina Zip Line

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Meet at Roanoke Public Works Join us as we soar through the trees from platform to platform via zip line! The unique course will be comprised of several platforms securely nestled around tree trunks and connected to one another by a series of exciting zip lines. The zip lines typically range from 150-680 feet in length with the longest at 1000 feet! Spend the day high above the unique features that make up the Carolina Zip Line property. All equipment, leadership, and transportation are provided. Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/outdoor-education/outdoor-recreation/featured-adventures/
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Sunday, March 22nd, 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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Bicycle Swap Meet at East Coasters

Event image Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Location: 3224 Brambleton Ave, Roanoke VA 24018 Are you looking to divest yourself of some bike parts that have been stuffed in the garage for years? Maybe you're looking for a new to you bike, or wheels, or whatever? Our swap meet is for you!

FAQs for sellers:
How does selling my stuff work?
Bring your gear to East Coasters starting Monday March 16th. You'll tell us what you want to sell it for and we'll take care of pricing it and selling it for you.

Do I have to be at the sale?
No! That's the beauty of it: we take care of it all for you.

What happens when my item sells?
We sell it through our system and you can elect to take either 100% of the funds as a credit/gift certificate to use within one year OR you can take 75% of it back as a check. (We mail out checks in the weeks following the sale. If you want to do the check method, please let us know when you drop the item off.

What if my item does not sell?
We'll contact you after the sale ends and ask you to pick your item(s) up by Monday March 30th. After that we'll donate any leftovers.

Do you guys offer an type of warranty/service on items at the swap?
No--items are as-is just like if you purchased it from the individual.

FAQs for buyers:


What will be there for sale?
We won't know until everything is received into the store. We'll post some pics on the facebook event page.

How can I pay for my purchases?
Cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and East Coasters gift cards

Is there any warranty/guarantee on items at the swap?
Nope--as is. All items are as-is. All items are sold this way and there are no returns or exchanges on items from the swap.

What if I have more questions?
Stop in to the shop, email or give us a call

Will the shop have stuff for sale?
Absolutely! We'll be using this as an opportunity to clear out some of our excess gear, too, so you'll find some great deals. We won't be fully open the day of the sale, so the only stuff we'll be selling will be part of the swap meet.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/399031493610945
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Women's Introduction to Shotgunning

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Location: Botetourt County $75 includes use of shotgun, lots of ammunition, and clay birds just begging to be blasted. Our NRA certified instructors will show you success. Pack a lunch, but we'll provide snacks! Limited to 10 students.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. ALL ABILITY LEVELS WELCOME!
Link: http://muddysquirrel.com
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Caving - The Wilderness Underground

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: Depart from Camp Roanoke In 1966 The Virginia Cave Protection Act was executed to protect a fragile and unique resource that’s value is best realized first-hand. We’ll navigate, and sometimes crawl, our way through one of Virginia’s limestone caves exploring and learning about this underground world. No experience necessary. Equipment and transportation provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Link: https://prtonline.roanokecountyva.gov/eConnect/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp?UseLink=true&Course=true&aid=198
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Monday, March 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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Fly Fishing for Beginners

Event image Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Location: Explore Park Join local flyfishing legend and author Harry Slone as he introduces you to the wonderful world of flyfishing. Learn the basics of flyfishing including casting techniques, rod selection, fly selection and more. Fee is for one 4 hour class. Link: https://prtonline.roanokecountyva.gov/eConnect/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp?UseLink=true&Course=true&aid=5227
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Fly Fishing for Beginners

Event image Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Location: Explore Park Join local flyfishing legend and author Harry Slone as he introduces you to the wonderful world of flyfishing. Learn the basics of flyfishing including casting techniques, rod selection, fly selection and more. Fee is for one 4 hour class. Link: http:// https://prtonline.roanokecountyva.gov/eConnect/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp?UseLink=true&Course=true&aid=5227
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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 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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Trail Work at Carvins Cove

Event image Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Roanoke Parks and Recreation (18+, 14+ with an adult) Join fellow trail enthusiasts—hikers, bikers, and equestrians—to maintain and build new trail out at Carvin’s 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/trail-work-carvins-cove-5/
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Thursday, March 26th, 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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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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Saturday, March 28th, 2015

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Hell Climb 10K

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Mountain Lake Pembroke, VA The Hell Climb 10K+ is a 6.5-mile hillclimb from the base of Mountain Lake in Giles County Virginia to the cool clear air at the summit. Runners will ascend more than 1,800 feet as they follow Mountain Lake Road. Link: http://www.triadventure.com/the-hell-climb-old/
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Beginning Beekeepers Workshop 2015

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: VT Catawba Sustainability Center This one day class will prepare the beginning beekeeper to enjoy a successful season. The classroom instruction and field demonstrations provide participants with a strong foundation of beekeeping knowledge. The fee for the workshop is $100, which includes a beekeeping book and lunch. The class will run from 9:00 to 5:00 at the Catawba Sustainability Center in Catawba, Virginia.

Topics Include:

History of the Hive and Honeybee
Honey Bee Biology
Necessary Equipment
Honeybee Pests and Diseases
Laws and Regulations
African Honeybees
Pollen and Nectar Sources
Harvesting Your Honey
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Blue Ridge Gravity 2015 D-Cup Series Race #4 (of 5)

Event image Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Location: Pandapas Pond/Poverty Creek area (Blacksburg) Come out and enjoy a two stage combined time downhill race in Blacksburg! Meet at the Pandapas parking lot and complete two stages for beers and glory! Link: http://www.blueridgegravity.com/events.html
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RVSPCA's Tail Chaser 5K and 1-Mile Walk

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Wasena Park This is the 3rd annual race to benefit the RVSPCA and the animals awaiting their forever families. Run or walk against others to see who can be "Top Dog" in their categories! This fun family event is open to all age groups and skill levels. For more information visit www.rvspca.org or contact Aimee Hall at ahall@rvspca.org or call 540-339-9509. Link:
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Horseback Riding - Wildlife Excursion

Event image Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Location: Depart from Green Ridge Tweet, tweet! Spring is alive with the sights and sounds of local wildlife tending to their daily routine. Create and share homemade treats with some of the critters on a fun filled and scenic horseback trail ride. Following this, enjoy a delicious, hot and hearty cowboy style meal. You’ll then remount your horse and conclude the day with a ride back to the stables. No experience necessary. Transportation, lunch, helmets and all tack included. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Link: https://prtonline.roanokecountyva.gov/eConnect/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp?UseLink=true&Course=true&aid=5461
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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, March 29th, 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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Bluegrass, Beer, & Bikes

Event image Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers Mountain biking, beer, and music to raise money for local trails.

Group Mountain Bike Rides from Soaring Ridge at 12pm led by Roanoke IMBA.

Music at Soaring Ridge from 4-7pm

Travis Book can usually be found playing bass in the Grammy-nominated bluegrass-rock band The Infamous Stringdusters. But during downtime, when he’s home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of central Virginia, he often performs solo with just a heartfelt voice and acoustic guitar in tow. Book’s other passion is mountain biking. He’s an avid rider, accomplished racer and trail builder, who recently carved out a network of singletrack around the property of Devils Backbone Brewery near his home in Nelson County.

This spring Book will combine his favorite things and embark on a four-show tour through top towns in the Blue Ridge region. Each show on the late-March run will take place at a different craft brewery, and as he winds his way through the Appalachians, Book will have his bike on the roof rack, making time to ride some of the sweetest singletrack in the South. At every tour stop Book will host a group mountain bike ride in each town and proceeds from every show will benefit local bike clubs. Presented by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, the Bluegrass, Beer and Bikes Tour includes two dates in North Carolina with stops in Brevard and Boone and two shows in Virginia, including dates in Roanoke and near Book’s home in Nelson County. View the story at http://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/trail-mix/travis-book-tour-de-blue-ridge/
Link: http://www.soaringridge.com/#!events/c66t
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Monday, March 30th, 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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Fly Fishing for Beginners

Event image Time: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Location: Explore Park Join local flyfishing legend and author Harry Slone as he introduces you to the wonderful world of flyfishing. Learn the basics of flyfishing including casting techniques, rod selection, fly selection and more. Fee is for one 4 hour class. Link: http:// https://prtonline.roanokecountyva.gov/eConnect/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp?UseLink=true&Course=true&aid=5227
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Fly Fishing for Beginners

Event image Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Location: Explore Park Join local flyfishing legend and author Harry Slone as he introduces you to the wonderful world of flyfishing. Learn the basics of flyfishing including casting techniques, rod selection, fly selection and more. Fee is for one 4 hour clas Link: https://prtonline.roanokecountyva.gov/eConnect/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp?UseLink=true&Course=true&aid=5227
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Tuesday, March 31st, 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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