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Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Wednesday Night Mtn. Bike Ridges

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Location: Alternate Mill Mountain and Explore Park Cardinal Bicycles is hosting two mountain bike rides leaving out of the same parking lot each Wednesday!

There will be an A (fast pace) and a B (beginner).

Meet at 5:30pm.

Rides the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesdays will be at Explore Park (Main parking lot by visitors center).

Rides the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays will be at Mill Mountain (The Woodthrush Trail Parking lot off of Riverland Rd. Just past the Garden City Blvd light.)
Link: http://cardinalbicycle.com/
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Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

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Waterfall Series Hike: Falls Ridge Preserve

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Location: Roanoke Parks and Recreation (18+, 10+ with an adult) Falls Ridge Preserve is part of a steep, rugged ridge that rises from the valley of the North Fork of the Roanoke River and boasts a spring-fed travertine waterfall approximately 80 feet in height. The Salem Fault runs through the Nature Conservancy preserve, dividing it into two different rock types and the corresponding difference in soil types generates a diversity of vegetation, particularly wildflowers and smaller flora, that are a must see on this 4.5 mile round trip hike. The program fee includes transportation and leadership.
Price: $6
Departure location: Norwich Center
The deadline to register is Tuesday, March 31.
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5205
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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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Friday, April 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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Saturday, April 4th, 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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Forest Investigators - Interpretive Hike

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Explore Park The forest is waking up and is full of tiny things. Let’s wander down to the pioneer village where we can investigate forest, field, and wetlands for wildflowers and wildlife. Children will serve as our chief investigators on this youth-focused hike and must be accompanied by an adult if under 14 years of age. Strollers prohibited. Length is about 1 ½ miles. Link: http:// https://prtonline.roanokecountyva.gov/eConnect/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp?UseLink=true&Course=true&aid=5353
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UNITY BMX & Skateboard Competition

Event image Time: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Wasena Skate Park BMX Contest:
Saturday April 4th, 2014
Registration Starts at 11am, Contest at noon. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced skill classes...Two 60 second indepedent runs; combined with a 60 min ALL OUT JAM SESSION (Same rules apply for the skateboard contest)

Skateboard Contest:
Sunday, April 5th 2015
Registration starts at 5pm, contest begins at 6pm. Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes.

Prizes/cash/food/drink...All advanced winners/riders are considered for unity flow team sponsorship. Email Brandon Caldwell at bmcaldwell@jchs.edu
Link: http://bmcaldwell@jchs.edu
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Sunday, April 5th, 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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Horseback Riding - Easter Egg Roundup

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Reba Farm Saddle up for a not so traditional Easter Egg Hunt and celebration the whole family will love! From pony rides to egg theme games, to an exciting and fun filled Easter Egg Round Up from horseback (ages 12+). Those old enough, will be paired with a horse and head out on a trail ride to hunt for hidden eggs and prizes. Everyone will also get to enjoy refreshments and be able to take home fun prizes. No experience necessary. You must wear pants and closed-toe shoes to ride on horseback. Helmets, and tack included. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Link: https://prtonline.roanokecountyva.gov/eConnect/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp?UseLink=true&Course=true&aid=5405
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UNITY BMX & Skateboard Competition

Event image Time: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Wasena Skate Park BMX Contest:
Saturday April 4th, 2014
Registration Starts at 11am, Contest at noon. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced skill classes...Two 60 second indepedent runs; combined with a 60 min ALL OUT JAM SESSION (Same rules apply for the skateboard contest)

Skateboard Contest:
Sunday, April 5th 2015
Registration starts at 5pm, contest begins at 6pm. Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes.

Prizes/cash/food/drink...All advanced winners/riders are considered for unity flow team sponsorship. Email Brandon Caldwell at bmcaldwell@jchs.edu
Link: http://bmcaldwell@jchs.edu
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Monday, April 6th, 2015

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Spring Break Rock Climbing Day Camp

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: River Rock Climbing Gym Enjoy our full day programs, from 9am to 4pm that will have your 7 - 12 year olds active and engaged. We will be playing games, slack-lining, learning knot craft & climbing technique, teaching stretching and warm-up exercises, and of course roped climbing and bouldering!
Each program day is the same, but you can sign-up for multiple days. Don’t miss out. Space is limited. Programs run from 9 am to 4 pm daily. $60 per day. $50 per day for River Rock Members. 10% discount for additional siblings or multiple date registrations. Full payment is required to reserve individual spot. Holiday campers will need to bring a packed lunch, two snacks, water bottle, and wear loose comfortable clothing.
Link: http:// https://app.rockgympro.com/b/?&bw=9e8754becc5f43039a9980e9ebbbaa10&bo=a80a18513cd04a4a9f2cd260f05c5964
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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, April 7th, 2015

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Elizabeth's Low Lander's Ride

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Transportation Museum (downtown Roanoke) Ride Start Location: Transportation Museum
Ride Start Time: 5:30 pm
Ride route varies.

All rides end at Cornerstone Bar & Grill for post-ride gathering.
Link: http://brbcva.org/calendar/?entry=373&display=month
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The Famous Beer Ride

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Transportation Museum (downtown Roanoke) Ride Start Location: Transportation Museum
Ride Start Time: 5:30 pm
Ride Distance: 25 miles

Enjoy a leisure road ride and then finish off with beers at Cornerstone Bar & Grill.
Link: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/209573
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Le Tour de Roanoke-Gourmet Tour

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Location: TBD This will be our 10th Tour and we wanted to do something special…hence, le Gourmet Tour. We will start at Underdog Bikes with a Champagne Toast (provided by Underdog Bikes), head to River and Rail for Appetizers, ride along the greenway to Local Roots for a charcuterie assortment and then downtown to Billy’s for your choice of dessert. $40 Fee includes your guide for the evening and the food selections. Don’t forget to BYOB (bring your own bike) or rent from Underdog Bikes for a discounted rate!

Date: April 7th, 2015 (6-8:30)
Registration Fee: $40
Register By: April 3rd
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5489
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Helen's Ride

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Transportation Museum (downtown Roanoke) Ride Start Location: Transportation Museum
Ride Start Time: 5:30 pm

All rides end at Cornerstone Bar & Grill for post-ride gathering.
Link: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7159071
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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. Until further notice, all runs will be held at 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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Spring Break Rock Climbing Day Camp

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: River Rock Climbing Gym Enjoy our full day programs, from 9am to 4pm that will have your 7 - 12 year olds active and engaged. We will be playing games, slack-lining, learning knot craft & climbing technique, teaching stretching and warm-up exercises, and of course roped climbing and bouldering!
Each program day is the same, but you can sign-up for multiple days. Don’t miss out. Space is limited. Programs run from 9 am to 4 pm daily. $60 per day. $50 per day for River Rock Members. 10% discount for additional siblings or multiple date registrations. Full payment is required to reserve individual spot. Holiday campers will need to bring a packed lunch, two snacks, water bottle, and wear loose comfortable clothing.
Link: http:// https://app.rockgympro.com/b/?&bw=9e8754becc5f43039a9980e9ebbbaa10&bo=a80a18513cd04a4a9f2cd260f05c5964
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Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

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Spring Break Rock Climbing Day Camp

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: River Rock Climbing Gym Enjoy our full day programs, from 9am to 4pm that will have your 7 - 12 year olds active and engaged. We will be playing games, slack-lining, learning knot craft & climbing technique, teaching stretching and warm-up exercises, and of course roped climbing and bouldering!
Each program day is the same, but you can sign-up for multiple days. Don’t miss out. Space is limited. Programs run from 9 am to 4 pm daily. $60 per day. $50 per day for River Rock Members. 10% discount for additional siblings or multiple date registrations. Full payment is required to reserve individual spot. Holiday campers will need to bring a packed lunch, two snacks, water bottle, and wear loose comfortable clothing.
Link: http:// https://app.rockgympro.com/b/?&bw=9e8754becc5f43039a9980e9ebbbaa10&bo=a80a18513cd04a4a9f2cd260f05c5964
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Wednesday Night Mtn. Bike Ridges

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Location: Alternate Mill Mountain and Explore Park Cardinal Bicycles is hosting two mountain bike rides leaving out of the same parking lot each Wednesday!

There will be an A (fast pace) and a B (beginner).

Meet at 5:30pm.

Rides the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesdays will be at Explore Park (Main parking lot by visitors center).

Rides the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays will be at Mill Mountain (The Woodthrush Trail Parking lot off of Riverland Rd. Just past the Garden City Blvd light.)
Link: http://cardinalbicycle.com/
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Thursday, April 9th, 2015

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Spring Break Rock Climbing Day Camp

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: River Rock Climbing Gym Enjoy our full day programs, from 9am to 4pm that will have your 7 - 12 year olds active and engaged. We will be playing games, slack-lining, learning knot craft & climbing technique, teaching stretching and warm-up exercises, and of course roped climbing and bouldering!
Each program day is the same, but you can sign-up for multiple days. Don’t miss out. Space is limited. Programs run from 9 am to 4 pm daily. $60 per day. $50 per day for River Rock Members. 10% discount for additional siblings or multiple date registrations. Full payment is required to reserve individual spot. Holiday campers will need to bring a packed lunch, two snacks, water bottle, and wear loose comfortable clothing.
Link: http:// https://app.rockgympro.com/b/?&bw=9e8754becc5f43039a9980e9ebbbaa10&bo=a80a18513cd04a4a9f2cd260f05c5964
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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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Waterfall Series Hike: Styles Falls

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Location: Roanoke Parks and Recreation (18+, 10+ with an adult) This 45 foot waterfall is located on Camp Alta Mons property near Shawsville and is a little known gem in the area. The 3.5 mile round trip hike is an easy jaunt for the reward of the majestic view of the falls. The program fee includes transportation and leadership.
5440
Apr. 9
Th.
9:00am-3:00pm
$6
Departure location: Norwich Center
The deadline to register is Tuesday, April 7.
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5206
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Friday, April 10th, 2015

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Spring Break Rock Climbing Day Camp

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: River Rock Climbing Gym Enjoy our full day programs, from 9am to 4pm that will have your 7 - 12 year olds active and engaged. We will be playing games, slack-lining, learning knot craft & climbing technique, teaching stretching and warm-up exercises, and of course roped climbing and bouldering!
Each program day is the same, but you can sign-up for multiple days. Don’t miss out. Space is limited. Programs run from 9 am to 4 pm daily. $60 per day. $50 per day for River Rock Members. 10% discount for additional siblings or multiple date registrations. Full payment is required to reserve individual spot. Holiday campers will need to bring a packed lunch, two snacks, water bottle, and wear loose comfortable clothing.
Link: http:// https://app.rockgympro.com/b/?&bw=9e8754becc5f43039a9980e9ebbbaa10&bo=a80a18513cd04a4a9f2cd260f05c5964
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Saturday, April 11th, 2015

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Big Lick Kid Fest

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Location: Elmwood Park- Downtown Roanoke The Big Lick Kid Fest with Children's Miracle Network and Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital Saturday April 11th at Elmwood Park.

"Heal, Hope, Grow"

A day of incredible fun for kids of all ages - including:

Live music on the Elmwood Park stage from Einstein's Monkey, games, education, giveaways including tickets to The Grandin Theatre, a Future Foodies cooking-with your kids experience, the Pixie Dust Princess Headquarters, Music Lab at Jefferson Center, Kid Fest Karaoke, Girls Rock Roanoke, Little Critters Traveling Petting Zoo and so much more all benefiting the Children's Miracle Network!

Tickets only $8 at the door - 10am-3pm at Elmwood Park - kids 4 and under free
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1554006158216114/
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Styles Falls Hike

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Location: Public Works Service Center 1802 Courtland Road NE in Roanoke (18+, 10+ with an adult) This 45 foot waterfall is located on Camp Alta Mons property near Shawsville and is a little known gem in the area. The 3.5 mile round trip hike is payment for the reward of the majestic view of the falls. The program fee includes transportation and leadership.
9:00am-3:00pm
$6
The deadline to register is Thursday, April 9.
Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/activity/flat-top-hike-2/
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37th Annual Clean Valley Day

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Everywhere! This year marks our 37th year of cleaning up our Valley! Clean Valley Council welcomes individuals and groups to volunteer for our annual spring cleanup. This valley-wide clean up promotes respect and care for the beautiful community we share. So, let's get going! Pick your spot - a park, playground, roadside, stream bank or your very own neighborhood and help get rid of the litter and make it a cleaner, healthier place for all. All volunteers are provided with trash bags and gloves. Register today! Link: http://www.cleanvalley.org/events
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Stargazing- "Brilliant Beacons"

Event image Time: 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Location: Blue Ridge Parkway (mile marker 139) (18+,10+ with adult) As darkness falls our eyes can’t help but be drawn to Venus, low in the west, and giant Jupiter, high above us. Tonight we’ll view these brilliant planets and a variety of stars, star clusters and even other galaxies beyond our own. Join us!

Date: March 14th (8:30pm)
Location: Blue Ridge Parkway Mile Post 139
Registration Fee: Free
Register by: April 9th
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5480
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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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Outdoor Trails 20th Annual Demo Day

Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Outdoor Trails - Lynchburg, VA 20th Annual Fall Demo Day!
20% Off the ENTIRE store!!!!
Over 30 tents set up.
Fire up a stove. Pump any water filter.
Free freeze dried food samples.
Outdoor Reps on hand.
Free Register to Win door prizes and gift with purchase.
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Flat Top Hike

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Roanoke Parks and Recreation (18+, 10+ with an adult) Flat Top is a classic Virginia hike. This 5.2 mile round trip (out and back) hike at the Peaks of Otter is one that will leave you wanting to return and hike some more. This lovely trail is full of wonderful views, large rock formations, and flora that changes with each turn of the trail, including huge oak, poplar, hickory and beech trees, mountain laurel, rhododendron, and an assortment of wildflowers. The program fee includes transportation and leadership.

Price: $6
Departure location: Public Works
The deadline to register is Thursday, April 9.
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5211
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Mill Mountain Mayhem 10k

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Location: Mill Mountain Registration Fees;
10k:
$27.50 on or before March 27th ($2.50 online processing fee)
$32.00 after March 27th ($3.00 online processing fee)
$35.00 on Race Day

Voted as the most loved Mountain Junkies race for the past 2 years (it was voted most hated too). This is a great race on a tough mountain and perfect training for the week before the Blue Ridge Marathon.

Mill Mountain is Roanoke's most visible landmark and any activity on the mountain will require some climbing. You've got to get up to the top to enjoy the scenery and/or the blazing fast downhills.

The Course: will corkscrew around the mountain as you climb to the top and will end with a long downhill to the finish. The START will be at the trailhead for the Star Trail. Once on the Star Trail, the trail will intersect with the Fishburn Parkway where you will take a left for one mile on the asphalt road. At the intersection with the Mill Mountain Spur you will head right onto the Monument Trail. This will take you to the old road up Mill Mountain. From here you will climb up the old road to the Big Sunny Trail and then onto the Riser Trail. Here you will come to the Ridgeline Trail. This will take you up to the Star Overlook and then down the Star Trail for a screaming fast, and in many places rocky and rooty, downhill, back to the finish at the Star Trail trailhead.
Link: http://www.mountainjunkies.net/Mill_Mountain.htm
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Sunday, April 12th, 2015

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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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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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Challenge Course - Reaching New Heights

Event image Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Location: Camp Roanoke Leave the ground behind and conquer new heights. With safety at the forefront of the day, you’ll be able to focus on navigating Camp Roanoke’s high ropes course and zip line. Participants will have the opportunity to challenge themselves on eight different high ropes elements. Some of these will include: Zip line, multi-vine traverse, tube-net, plank bridge, and more. All safety equipment and instruction will be provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum weight for participation is 250 lbs.
Link: https://prtonline.roanokecountyva.gov/eConnect/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp?UseLink=true&Course=true&aid=4359
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Blue Ridge Gravity 2015 D-Cup Series Race #5 (of 5)

Event image Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Location: Gauntlet Trail (Carvins Cove) Come out to D cup #5 down the most epic descent at the Cove, Gauntlet! Race down the hill and be treated to creek chilled beers at the bottom! Link: http://www.blueridgegravity.com/events.html
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Monday, April 13th, 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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Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

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The Famous Beer Ride

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Transportation Museum (downtown Roanoke) Ride Start Location: Transportation Museum
Ride Start Time: 5:30 pm
Ride Distance: 25 miles

Enjoy a leisure road ride and then finish off with beers at Cornerstone Bar & Grill.
Link: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/209573
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Helen's Ride

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Transportation Museum (downtown Roanoke) Ride Start Location: Transportation Museum
Ride Start Time: 5:30 pm

All rides end at Cornerstone Bar & Grill for post-ride gathering.
Link: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7159071
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Elizabeth's Low Lander's Ride

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Transportation Museum (downtown Roanoke) Ride Start Location: Transportation Museum
Ride Start Time: 5:30 pm
Ride route varies.

All rides end at Cornerstone Bar & Grill for post-ride gathering.
Link: http://brbcva.org/calendar/?entry=373&display=month
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After-work Fly Fishing Clinic

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: TBD Come wet a line with line-minded fly fishermen and women after a long day of work. We will choose the best local river based on the conditions and the hatch so you can cast till your heart’s content as the sun sets on the day. Our fly fishing instructor will be on hand to help with knots, fly selection, casting and any other questions you may have

Date: April 12th, 2015 (5:30-Dark)
Registration Fee: $8
Register By: April 10th
Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/activity/work-fishing-clinic/
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Craft Beer Making 101

Event image Time: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM Location: Mountain View Center Ignite your passion for the craft of Home Brewing. During this hands-on 4 hour workshop you will dive into the world of Craft Beer. Cover the basics of brewing equipment,beer bottles explore the vast variety of ingredients, observe the step by step process of brewing and bottling, and discover insider secrets from a master of the trade. Once you complete this workshop you will be well on your way to creating delicious brews right from home. Each participant will receive a copy of Home Beermaking: The Complete Beginner’s Guidebook.

Saturday, March 14 – 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/community-recreation/personal-enrichment-for-adults/craft-beer-101/
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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. Until further notice, all runs will be held at 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, April 15th, 2015

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Waterfall Series Hike: Cascades

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Public Works Service Center 1802 Courtland Road NE in Roanoke (18+, 10+ with an adult) Travel with us to Giles County with its scenic mountains, streams, and vistas. We will explore a beautiful part of Jefferson National Forest at the Cascades. At one time, travelers used this trail as a main corridor into the western part of what is now West Virginia. The trail up to the main cascade follows Little Stoney Creek and takes hikers on an adventure that makes this four mile round trip hike a must-see. The program fee includes transportation and leadership.
$6
The deadline to register is Monday, April 13.
Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/activity/waterfall-series-hike-cascades/
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Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Smith Park (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 or paddling experience is not necessary, but extremely beneficial. It is also strongly recommended you are able to swim.

Date: April 15th
Time: 6-7pm
Registration fee: $20 per class
Register By: April 13th
Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/activity/stand-paddleboard-yoga-5/
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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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Wednesday Night Mtn. Bike Ridges

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Location: Alternate Mill Mountain and Explore Park Cardinal Bicycles is hosting two mountain bike rides leaving out of the same parking lot each Wednesday!

There will be an A (fast pace) and a B (beginner).

Meet at 5:30pm.

Rides the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesdays will be at Explore Park (Main parking lot by visitors center).

Rides the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays will be at Mill Mountain (The Woodthrush Trail Parking lot off of Riverland Rd. Just past the Garden City Blvd light.)
Link: http://cardinalbicycle.com/
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Free Bike Demo from Specialized

Event image Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Location: Explore Park Join us for a FREE demo with Specialized Bicycle Components, and test out some of the latest in bike technology, along with some of the world’s best bike designs. A valid drivers license and credit card are required to demo a bike. Anyone under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a consent form. Link: http://roanokecountyparks.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=1118
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Thursday, April 16th, 2015

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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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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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Waterfall Series Hike: Cascades

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Roanoke Parks and Recreation (18+, 10+ with an adult) Travel with us to Giles County with its scenic mountains, streams, and vistas. We will explore a beautiful part of Jefferson National Forest at the Cascades. At one time, travelers used this trail as a main corridor into the western part of what is now West Virginia. The trail up to the main cascade follows Little Stoney Creek and takes hikers on an adventure that makes this four mile round trip hike a must-see. The program fee includes transportation and leadership.

Price: $6
Departure location: Norwich Center
The deadline to register is Tuesday, April 14.
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5207
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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, April 18th, 2015

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Paddle Sports Day at SML

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: SML Community Beach A perfect day to explore canoes, kayaks and stand up paddleboards all in one convenient location. Sessions start on the hour every hour from 10am-3pm. Join ACA Certified instructors as they introduce you to these three types of paddle craft and give guided practice time on the lake. Drop in for one hour or stay for multiple hours. Ages 8-14 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards will be provided. Link: http://www.franklincountyva.gov/parks-activities/life-skills
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Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon & Half Marathon

Event image Time: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Roanoke Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon - America's Toughest Road Marathon and Half Marathon, and Anthem Star 10K. April 18, 2015. Roanoke, VA.

Not for the faint of heart, the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon features the most challenging and breathtaking course of any road marathon in the country. Recently named to The Weather Channel's "World's 15 Toughest Marathons" list (#8).

Beginning in downtown Roanoke, Virginia and ascending four miles along the Blue Ridge Parkway to the summit of Roanoke Mountain this race will put you in the zone...and all before mile 10!

Up for the challenge? Anyone can run a marathon, but can you run America's Toughest Road Marathon?
Link: http://blueridgemarathon.com/
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Beginner/Intermediate Bike Ride at the Cove

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

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: Roanoke County's Green Hill Park The 17th annual Kite Festival held in Green Hill Park is a favorite springtime day of outdoor family fun! This event offers free admission, free parking, free children’s
t-shirts, and free kites to the first 1,000 children attending with an adult. Awesome colors and shapes paint the skies as kites take flight. The result is a breath-taking sight that shouldn’t be missed. For many years the Blue Ridge Kite Festival was quoted as being “The Richmond Air Force Kite Club’s favorite and a model of planning, efficiency, and hospitality.” The Richmond Air Force Kite Club provides an entire day of quality entertainment! On average, over 9,000 spectators come to this annual family festival. Each year folks return to explore and participate in kiting activities, take a brief kite flying lesson or just relax and watch the show! Don’t forget to bring your own kite or get there early and pick up a free one so you can join in all the fun! You will be mesmerized and revitalized at the end of this spectacular day!

Food and craft vendors are also on site for everyone’s enjoyment. Numerous local sponsors bring support and enthusiasm to this much anticipated event. Plan on being intrigued and delighted as you watch championship flyers, quad line kites, participate in kid’s contests and custom-kite exhibits, have a caricature done by a local caricature artist and explore the arts and crafts vendors and much more!

The Blue Ridge Kite Festival is presented by the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce with continuous support from Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism and other sponsors.
Link: http://www.roanokecountyparks.com
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Women's Intermediate Shotgunning

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Botetourt County Take your shooting to the next level! Already taken our "Intro" course? Already have some experience shooting? $75 includes use of shotgun, lots of ammunition and clay birds. Pack a lunch, but we'll provide snacks! Limited to 10 students. Link: http://muddysquirrel.com
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Anthem Star 10K

Event image Time: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Roanoke Get ready for the hardest road 10K you’ll ever run!

The Anthem Star 10K is run in conjunction with the Blue Ridge Marathon.

This challenging course starts in downtown Roanoke (Elmwood Park) and runs up Fishburn Parkway to the big star overlooking Roanoke, then down the old toll road and back to the finish line in Elmwood Park.
Link: http://blueridgemarathon.com/star-k/
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Adventures on the James Games - Adventure Triathlon presented by Devils Backbone Brewing Co

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: James River State Park The first Adventure Triathlon presented by Devils Backbone Brewing Co hosted at the James River State Park!

Do you and/or your buddies love to kayak, mountain bike and trail run?

This is for you:
1. KAYAK - 6 Miles - Mass on-water start from Brent Creek Boat Landing down to JRSP's Canoe Landing

2. MOUNTAIN BIKE - 8 Miles - No hybrids! This is a Mountain Bike Course that traverses the Park by Singletrack and Doubletrack.

3. Trail Run - 3 Miles - the final leg will run by waters edge and loop back for a fast finish.

Take course on your own or grab your buddies to help because everyone "Finishes With Gold"! Devils Backbone Brewing Company(Lexington) will have their award-winning Gold Leaf Lager on hand and cold waiting for you....

Plus so many offerings from James River State Park, the race pays for itself with this one visit... Check out all the details and REGISTER on www.TriReg.com/adventure
Link: http://www.TriReg.com/adventure
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Disaster + Wilderness First Aid Certification Course

Event image Time: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM Location: BRMS / Blacksburg Fire Station #3, 407 Hubbard Street, Blacksburg, VA 24060 LEARN HOW to SAVE LIFE and LIMB in an
> urban disaster (natural or terrorist)
> rural area (not near a hospital)
> travel anywhere
> wilderness area

Disaster + Wilderness First Aid Course INFO, ONLINE REGISTRATION, other locations & dates: http://www.solowfa.com/

OVERVIEW:
> No prerequisites
> For adults and focused youths ages 12+. Know your loved ones are safe wherever they are.
> Hands-on learn how to care for an injured / ill person during the critical minutes or hours before ambulance / hospital arrival
> Blend of classroom instruction & hands-on rescue scenario practice
> Approved by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and the American Camping Association (ACA)
> 2-year SOLO WFA certification
> Counts as recertification for WFA, AWFA, WFR and wilderness part of W-EMT
> Flyer: http://www.solowfa.com/forms/dwfa-flyer.pdf

SCHEDULE January-July 2015 (2 days, 8:30am - 6:30pm each

Instructor: Matthew Rosefsky, Geo Medic, Wilderness EMT, CERT, MRC, and SOLO Instructor
> Fee: 185 for the 2-day dWFA
> *Charitable Donation: a nonprofit organization of Blue Ridge Mountain Sports' choice will receive 10% of proceeds

TOPICS:
> Beyond the ‘golden hour’: wilderness/disaster-delayed EMS arrival injury challenges and long-term patient care
> Patient Assessment System: thorough patient examination, treatment, monitoring, safety, and documentation
> Orthopedic Injuries and Treatment: Sprains, Strains, Fractures, and Spinal Cord Management
> Circulatory System Form and Function: Heart, Blood, Blood Vessels, Lungs, Brain
> Soft Tissue Injuries and Wound Treatment: Contusions, Abrasions, Lacerations, Flap Avulsions, Amputation, Punctures, Impalements,
> Bites, Stings, Blisters, Burns, and Infections
> Environmental Injuries and Treatment: Cold, Heat, Dehydration and Wilderness Survival
> Medical Emergencies and Critical Care: Shock, Allergies, Shortness of Breath, Brain and Heart
> Patient movement: spinal cord precautions and clearing; pre- and post-evacuation treatment
Link: http://www.solowfa.com
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Sunday, April 19th, 2015

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Learn to Stand Up Paddleboard

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Location: Meet at Roanoke Public Works Spend the day learning everything you need to know to get started in the exciting sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding. “SUP”. Our American Canoe Associated (ACA) certified instructor will help you learn one on one, the proper stance for balance and control, essential paddle strokes and other techniques. Courses will be held on calm water, and no experience is necessary. Come with us to learn one of the fastest growing paddle sports in the world. All equipment, leadership and transportation are provided. Participants must be able to swim.

Program Date: April 19th
Time: 10am-3pm
Location: Meet at Roanoke Public Works
Cost: $39
Register By: April 17th
Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/activity/learn-sup-stand-paddleboard-4/
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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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Disaster + Wilderness First Aid Certification Course

Event image Time: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM Location: BRMS / Blacksburg Fire Station #3, 407 Hubbard Street, Blacksburg, VA 24060 LEARN HOW to SAVE LIFE and LIMB in an
> urban disaster (natural or terrorist)
> rural area (not near a hospital)
> travel anywhere
> wilderness area

Disaster + Wilderness First Aid Course INFO, ONLINE REGISTRATION, other locations & dates: http://www.solowfa.com/

OVERVIEW:
> No prerequisites
> For adults and focused youths ages 12+. Know your loved ones are safe wherever they are.
> Hands-on learn how to care for an injured / ill person during the critical minutes or hours before ambulance / hospital arrival
> Blend of classroom instruction & hands-on rescue scenario practice
> Approved by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and the American Camping Association (ACA)
> 2-year SOLO WFA certification
> Counts as recertification for WFA, AWFA, WFR and wilderness part of W-EMT
> Flyer: http://www.solowfa.com/forms/dwfa-flyer.pdf

SCHEDULE January-July 2015 (2 days, 8:30am - 6:30pm each

Instructor: Matthew Rosefsky, Geo Medic, Wilderness EMT, CERT, MRC, and SOLO Instructor
> Fee: 185 for the 2-day dWFA
> *Charitable Donation: a nonprofit organization of Blue Ridge Mountain Sports' choice will receive 10% of proceeds

TOPICS:
> Beyond the ‘golden hour’: wilderness/disaster-delayed EMS arrival injury challenges and long-term patient care
> Patient Assessment System: thorough patient examination, treatment, monitoring, safety, and documentation
> Orthopedic Injuries and Treatment: Sprains, Strains, Fractures, and Spinal Cord Management
> Circulatory System Form and Function: Heart, Blood, Blood Vessels, Lungs, Brain
> Soft Tissue Injuries and Wound Treatment: Contusions, Abrasions, Lacerations, Flap Avulsions, Amputation, Punctures, Impalements,
> Bites, Stings, Blisters, Burns, and Infections
> Environmental Injuries and Treatment: Cold, Heat, Dehydration and Wilderness Survival
> Medical Emergencies and Critical Care: Shock, Allergies, Shortness of Breath, Brain and Heart
> Patient movement: spinal cord precautions and clearing; pre- and post-evacuation treatment
Link: http://www.solowfa.com
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BoulderCon

Event image Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Location: River Rock Climbing Gym River Rock Climbing is proud to announce their 2nd annual Spring Bouldering Competition! BoulderCon is open to all ages, abilities,and experience levels. Registration will begin at 12:00 pm; climbing will take place from 1:30 - 5:00 pm. Scoring, awards, and a raffle will take place from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/boulder-con/
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Orienteering Treasure Hunt

Event image Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Location: Camp Bethel It's a game of speed "hide & seek" as you use a map to find over 10 hidden markers in the fields and woods of Camp Bethel. Perfect for runners, hikers, and families who want to spend some quality "outside time" together. Register as a team or solo. Great for BOTH beginners and experienced navigators. We'll provide maps and basic instruction. Link: http://www.muddysquirrel.com/
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Monday, April 20th, 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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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

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After-work Paddle at Carvins Cove

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Carvins Cove Boat Dock Paddle off into the sunset with Parks and Rec, after work at Carvins Cove. We will take weekly trips to the cove to canoe and sea kayak. After a long day at work relax and enjoy some paddling time with friends. All instruction and equipment is provided.

Date: April 21st
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Carvins Cove Boat Dock
Cost: $15
Register by: April 17th
Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/activity/work-paddle-carvins-cove/
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After work Paddle at Carvins Cove

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Carvins Cove Boat Dock Paddle off into the sunset with Parks and Rec, after work at Carvins Cove. We will take weekly trips to the cove to canoe and sea kayak. After a long day at work relax and enjoy some paddling time with friends. All instruction and equipment is provided.

Time: 6-8pm
Location: Carvins Cove Boat Dock
Cost: $15
Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/activity/work-paddle-carvins-cove/
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Helen's Ride

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Transportation Museum (downtown Roanoke) Ride Start Location: Transportation Museum
Ride Start Time: 5:30 pm

All rides end at Cornerstone Bar & Grill for post-ride gathering.
Link: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7159071
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Women's Beginner Mountain Biking

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Roanoke Parks and Recreation (18+, 14+ with an adult) This women’s specific program will start with what to check on your bike before the ride, then move into a talk about women’s specific body position, gears, cadence, and conclude with a beginner friendly ride on the Bennett Springs Loop trail at Carvins Cove. Taught by women and for women, this course will allow you to explore the realm of mountain biking from a different perspective. No experience is necessary. Participants must have a bike, helmet, and pass to Carvins Cove. The program fee includes instruction only. Carvins Cove day passes are available at the Bennett Springs parking lot. Day passes are $2.00, yearly passes are $20.00. Cash or check only for the passes on site.

Price: $6.00
Bennett Springs Parking Lot, Carvins Cove
The deadline to register is Sunday, April 19.
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5216
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Elizabeth's Low Lander's Ride

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Transportation Museum (downtown Roanoke) Ride Start Location: Transportation Museum
Ride Start Time: 5:30 pm
Ride route varies.

All rides end at Cornerstone Bar & Grill for post-ride gathering.
Link: http://brbcva.org/calendar/?entry=373&display=month
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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. Until further notice, all runs will be held at 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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The Famous Beer Ride

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Transportation Museum (downtown Roanoke) Ride Start Location: Transportation Museum
Ride Start Time: 5:30 pm
Ride Distance: 25 miles

Enjoy a leisure road ride and then finish off with beers at Cornerstone Bar & Grill.
Link: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/209573
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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

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Roanoke Gorge After Work Whitewater Shuttle

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Location: Roanoke Gorge Lot on Blue Ridge Parkway near mile post 115 (18+, 14+ with an adult) You’ve got the whitewater kayak basics down and now want to get on the best beginner whitewater run around. Join local paddlers and City of Roanoke Parks and Recreation Staff in an after work run of the Roanoke River Gorge. This section of the Roanoke River starts at the Blue Ridge Parkway bridge and winds through the scenic gorge with class 2 whitewater rapids to the end of Rutrough Road at the confluence with Back Creek. This is a great way to meet other people who want to get out and on the water, know there are knowledgeable people in the group with River Safety, as well as learn about other opportunities to further your paddling experiences through City of Roanoke Parks and Recreation. You must have your own gear for this trip. Life jackets/PFDs and helmets are required. You must be able to swim.

Program Date: April 22nd
Register By: April 20th
Time:5:30-7:30pm
Location: Roanoke Gorge Overlook Parking Lot on Blue Ridge Parkway near mile post 115
Cost: Free
Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/activity/roanoke-gorge-work-whitewater-3/
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Waterfall Series Hike: Apple Orchard Falls

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Public Works Service Center 1802 Courtland Road NE in Roanoke (18+, 10+ with an adult) One of the state’s tallest waterfalls, Apple Orchard Falls is located at high elevations near the Blue Ridge Parkway near Buchanan. The 7.5 mile loop trail boasts almost 1,700 feet of elevation gain, but the work is worth the amazing views of the falls, streams, and surrounding valleys. The program fee includes transportation and leadership.
$6
Departure location: Norwich Center
The deadline to register is Monday, April 20.
Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/activity/waterfall-series-hike-apple-orchard-falls/
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Wednesday Night Mtn. Bike Ridges

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Location: Alternate Mill Mountain and Explore Park Cardinal Bicycles is hosting two mountain bike rides leaving out of the same parking lot each Wednesday!

There will be an A (fast pace) and a B (beginner).

Meet at 5:30pm.

Rides the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesdays will be at Explore Park (Main parking lot by visitors center).

Rides the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays will be at Mill Mountain (The Woodthrush Trail Parking lot off of Riverland Rd. Just past the Garden City Blvd light.)
Link: http://cardinalbicycle.com/
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Discover Scuba Diving

Event image Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: Hollins University No need to hold your breath. Join us at the Hollins University pool as we experience the underwater world in this introductory course to scuba diving. Participants will review pre-dive checks, basic dive equipment setup and use, and will learn many other skills necessary for underwater exploration. Instructors are PADI certified. Must be a confident swimmer. Link: https://prtonline.roanokecountyva.gov/eConnect/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp?UseLink=true&Course=true&aid=5444
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Thursday, April 23rd, 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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Waterfall Series Hike: Apple Orchard Falls

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Roanoke Parks and Recreation (18+, 10+ with an adult) One of the state’s tallest waterfalls, Apple Orchard Falls is located at high elevations near the Blue Ridge Parkway near Buchanan. The 7.5 mile loop trail boasts almost 1,700 feet of elevation gain, but the work is worth the amazing views of the falls, streams, and surrounding valleys. The program fee includes transportation and leadership.

Price: $6
Departure location: Norwich Center
The deadline to register is Tuesday, April 21.
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5208
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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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Earth Day River Clean Up

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM Location: Roanoke River (18+,10+ with adult) The Roanoke River is the lifeline of the Roanoke Valley, let’s show her some love today and help clean her up! Canoes, PFD’s, Trash bags and and refreshments will be provided. Volunteers are encouraged to wear bright colored clothing, long pants, gloves and sturdy shoes.

Date: April 23rd, 2015 (5:30-Dark)
Registration Fee: Free
Register By: April 21st
Please pre-register if you can, registrations will be accepted on site as well.
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5392
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Friday, April 24th, 2015

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Moonlight Bootleggers 5k Trail Race

Event image Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Location: Explore Park Transition back to the 1920’s Prohibition Era rum running and race through the wooded trails of the backcountry. Like our bootleggin’ ancestors, see if you can make it through the moonlit woods to get to the stompin’ grounds, where you can enjoy a nice glass of moonshine and flatfoot it to bluegrass and old timey music. Link: http://bootlegger5k.com/roanoke2015/
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Saturday, April 25th, 2015

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Spring Things at Catawba

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: Catawba Comm. Center, 4965 Catawba Creek Rd., Catawba, VA 24070 The Catawba Valley Farmers Market is sponsoring a Spring Things event on Saturday, April 25, from 9 AM to 4:00 PM, at the Catawba Community Center. The Center is located at 4965 Catawba Creek Road (Rt. 779), just off Rt. 311, near the Homeplace Restaurant in Catawba.

Spring Things is an early introduction to the regular Farmers Market season which begins on May 7. Although market vendors won't have homegrown tomatoes or green beans at this early event, they do expect to have spring onions, lettuces, radishes, asparagus, green garlic, kale, arugula, mustards, spinach, pickles, breads, cookies, cakes, bacon & other pork products, grass-fed beef, eggs, bath & beauty products, hanging baskets, tomato/vegetable plants, potted patio tomatoes, lilacs & herbs, dried lavender, granola, flower bouquets & a variety of quality arts and crafts.

Craft items include wooden toys, gemstone jewelry, knitted clothing, barnwood-framed photos, gourd bird houses, scented candles, wooden lamps and writing pens, hand-spun yarns, primitive signs, stained glass, herbal soaps and lotions, and old-fashioned bonnets.

All of the items are made or grown LOCALLY! Come on out on Saturday, April 25, between 9 AM & 4 PM, to the Catawba Community Center. Remember that Mother's Day is May 10, so this will be a great opportunity to buy some unique gifts and fresh, locally-grown foods.

For more information on Spring Things or the Catawba Valley Farmers Market, contact Meg Hibbert, Market Manager, at 354-8616 (cell) or catawbafarmersmarket@vt.edu. Up-to-date information on Spring Things and the Catawba Valley Farmers Market is available on their Facebook page.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Catawba-Valley-Farmers-Market/129469157077509?ref=hl
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Recycled Racers Derby at Earth Day

Event image Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Location: Wasena Park Recycled Racer’s is a soapbox-derby-style event that challenges businesses, nonprofits, and individuals to create single-person, gravity-propelled vehicles from primarily recycled materials. Racing will take place during Roanoke’s Earth Day celebration in Wasena Park from 1pm until 3pm.

Entries will be judged on both style and speed, so don’t worry if your car doesn’t cross the finish line – with Recycled Racers, creativity counts. Follow the link for full details
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/640080912764471/
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Historic Garden Week in Roanoke

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: South Roanoke On Saturday, April 25th enjoy visiting some of Roanoke’s most beautiful homes and gardens during the 82nd annual Historic Garden Week in Virginia. You will tour five homes and two gardens featuring formal and informal gardens and outdoor living spaces. There are amazing flower arrangements in every room created by club members. The Ronald McDonald House is the tour headquarters and will be the starting and stopping point for the tour. It is here that you can hop on the Roanoke Star Line Trolley that will take you to the homes on the tour. The tickets are $30 day of the tour and $25 in advance. Tour hours are from 10am to 5pm. For more information, call the Roanoke Council of Garden Clubs at 540-343-4519 or visit www.vagardenweek.org. Link: http://www.vagardenweek.org
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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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2015 Paws & Claws 5K Shelter Run

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Location: 2387 Warm Hearth Drive, Blacksburg VA 24060 - HUCKLEBERRY TRAIL 5K Shelter Run to benefit Humane Society of Montgomery County. 20% of all race proceeds are donated to this amazing non profit group. Register at newriverstage.org or on Facebook www.facebook.com/newriverstage Link: http://www.newriverstage.org
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Spring Up Wolf Creek

Event image Time: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Location: Ragsdale Field, Narrows, VA The Spring up Wolf Creek is an annual bike ride sponsored by the Narrows Lions Club. All proceeds support our local community! Take your pick of approximately a 20 mile, 32 mile or a 42 mile round trip ride. Enjoy the Spring foliage and the serene ride along Wolf Creek nestled in the Alleghany Mountains. Link: http://springupwolfcreek.org
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Sunday, April 26th, 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, April 27th, 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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Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

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The Famous Beer Ride

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Transportation Museum (downtown Roanoke) Ride Start Location: Transportation Museum
Ride Start Time: 5:30 pm
Ride Distance: 25 miles

Enjoy a leisure road ride and then finish off with beers at Cornerstone Bar & Grill.
Link: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/209573
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Elizabeth's Low Lander's Ride

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Transportation Museum (downtown Roanoke) Ride Start Location: Transportation Museum
Ride Start Time: 5:30 pm
Ride route varies.

All rides end at Cornerstone Bar & Grill for post-ride gathering.
Link: http://brbcva.org/calendar/?entry=373&display=month
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After work Paddle at Carvins Cove

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Carvins Cove Boat Dock Paddle off into the sunset with Parks and Rec, after work at Carvins Cove. We will take weekly trips to the cove to canoe and sea kayak. After a long day at work relax and enjoy some paddling time with friends. All instruction and equipment is provided.

Time: 6-8pm
Location: Carvins Cove Boat Dock
Cost: $15
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5385
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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. Until further notice, all runs will be held at 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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Beginner Mountain Biking

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Roanoke Parks and Recreation (18+, 14+ with an adult) This program will start with what to check on your bike before the ride, then move into a talk about body position, gears, cadence, and conclude with a beginner friendly ride on the Bennett Springs Loop trail at Carvins Cove. No experience is necessary. Participants must have a bike, helmet, and pass to Carvins Cove. The program fee includes instruction only. Carvins Cove day passes are available at the Bennett Springs parking lot. Day passes are $2.00, yearly passes are $20.00. Cash or check only for the passes on site.

Price: $6.00
Bennett Springs Parking Lot, Carvins Cove
The deadline to register is Sunday, April 26.
Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/activity/beginner-mountain-biking-2/
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Helen's Ride

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Transportation Museum (downtown Roanoke) Ride Start Location: Transportation Museum
Ride Start Time: 5:30 pm

All rides end at Cornerstone Bar & Grill for post-ride gathering.
Link: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7159071
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Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

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Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Smith Park (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 or paddling experience is not necessary, but extremely beneficial. It is also strongly recommended you are able to swim.

Time: 6-7pm
Registration fee: $20 per class
Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/activity/stand-up-paddleboard-yoga/
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Wednesday Night Mtn. Bike Ridges

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Location: Alternate Mill Mountain and Explore Park Cardinal Bicycles is hosting two mountain bike rides leaving out of the same parking lot each Wednesday!

There will be an A (fast pace) and a B (beginner).

Meet at 5:30pm.

Rides the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesdays will be at Explore Park (Main parking lot by visitors center).

Rides the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays will be at Mill Mountain (The Woodthrush Trail Parking lot off of Riverland Rd. Just past the Garden City Blvd light.)
Link: http://cardinalbicycle.com/
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Thursday, April 30th, 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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Waterfall Series Hike: Crabtree Falls

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Roanoke Parks and Recreation (18+, 10+ with an adult) Crabtree Falls is the tallest waterfall in Virginia and the cascading creek is a must see in a waterfall hike series. The 4.4 mile out and back hike gains almost 1,900 feet of elevation as hikers wind up sets of stairs and steep trail near the falls to get to the amazing views of the Tye River Valley at the top. The program fee includes transportation and leadership.

Price: $6
Departure location: Norwich Center
The deadline to register is Tuesday, April 28.
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5209
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Pack the Park for kids!

Event image Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Location: Salem Red Sox Lutheran Family Services Minnick School hopes to “bat a thousand” at our second Pack the Park Day Thursday, April 30, at Salem Memorial Baseball Stadium. For every $9 ticket we sell, LFSVA gets $4, which will go toward new playground equipment at the Roanoke Minnick campus. Come support our kids, their families and our program. Link: http://www.lfsva.org
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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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