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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Fleet Feet Sports No Boundaries Path to 5K Program

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Location: Roanoke Valley Greenways No Boundaries is a 12-week beginner running and walking program sponsored by New Balance designed to prepare participants for a 5K (3.1 miles) event. The program is a path-to-5K plan allowing participants to run, walk/run or walk. No Boundaries teaches participants about the benefits of living an active and healthy lifestyle. Included with registration into the program, participants can expect:
•12 weeks of training for runners, walk/runners & walkers
•Three different workout times that fit your schedule: Tuesday/Thursday mornings at 8:30am; Tuesday/Thursday evenings at 6pm; Saturday at 8am
•Experienced coaches and mentors to support you along the way
•Educational clinics on topics such as nutrition, injury prevention and more!
•Cool New Balance training shirt & other goodies
•Opportunity to earn a very cool completion prize!
•Weekly Email Newsletter

The Spring No Boundaries Program will train for the Gallop 4 the Greenways 5K on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Workouts start February 17, 2014
Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/training/no-boundaries-beginner-walk-run
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Nature's Gym

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Location: locations will vary For those of you wanting to break out of the box, try Nature's Gym. In this six week, 12 class session we'll use nature's own resistance (hills, rocks, trees) to get a total body workout while having a great time outdoors. It's the hardest class you'll ever love!

$99 ($89 before 3/1) includes personalized instruction and the opportunity to work on an individual training plan. Add $10 for a Muddy Squirrel technical t-shirt.
Link: http://muddysquirrel.com
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Fly Like a Bird

Event image Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Location: Mill Mountain Discovery Center (5-10) Learn all about the amazing ways birds are adapted to fly. Find out the difference between true flyers and gliders. Construct and launch a few of your own flying toys in the park.

registration fee: $6
registration deadline: 02/26/2014
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4269
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Tuesday Afternoon Series

Event image Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Location: Mill Mountain Discovery Center (6-10) Nature Lab is a six-week series of environmental science lessons that supplement the home-schooled student’s curriculum through hands-on activities, outdoor exploration and crafts.
From flowers to rain showers, learn the science behind the changes that we observe in nature during spring. Weather, plant growth, insects, birds and habitat studies are some of the topics that we’ll explore. Class will not meet the week of April 20.
(6-10) we will meet every Tuesday from April 1 to May 13. Participants will partake in hands-on activities, outdoor exploration and crafts.

registration fee:$30
registration deadline: March 28

NO PROGRAM WILL BE HELD ON 04/22/2014 DUE TO HOLIDAY
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4496
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West End Community Market

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

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

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

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

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

All Pub Run participants are required to sign a waiver and carry identification with emergency contact information.
Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/pubruns
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Tuesday Night Rides at the Cove

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Location: Carvins Cove - Bennett Springs lot Meet for a sport-expert level ride, starting at 6 pm from Bennett Springs. 1000 ft, hemlock, upper comet and then back. Route will vary. Ride leader: Chris Clark Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
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Tuesday Tuneups

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Sharebike - downtown Roanoke Sharebike members now have access to a great bike education, building and repair opportunity hosted by board member John Johnson. Members have the option to make minor repairs and tune-ups to their bikes or even build new bikes from scratch from Sharebike's vast collection of new, reclaimed, and scrap bikes and parts. Prices range from $1 to $10 for parts, or $35 for an entirely new bike.

Tune-up Tuesdays provides new and experienced riders with the skills to maintain their bikes for safety and performance for a reasonable rate. Plus, you get the benefit of hanging out with other area cyclists and supporting the valley's only community bike shop.

Contact Sharebike.org or visit their downtown location for more information about becoming a member.
Link: http://www.sharebike.org
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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

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Get Your CLIMB on! Walkabout Outfitter presents professional climber, Jessa Goebel

Event image Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Location: Walkabout Outfitter, Valley View Mall Walkabout Outfitter presents, Jessa Goebel, professional climber! Meet her, ask her all of your climbing questions, try on climbing gear, save 15% off all in-stock climbing equipment and shoes. PRIZES, FOOD, and an AWESOME CLIMBING VIDEO! Bring the whole family. Please RSVP to valleyview@walkaboutoutfitter.com or 540.777.0990 Link: http://www.walkaboutoutfitter.com
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Intro to Trail Running

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Location: locations will vary Evening daylight is back! Spring is here, but the heat and humidity aren't. So join us for a 'truly beginner' introduction to running on trails. We strongly believe that trail running is not just about being physically active; it's about enhancing the quality of your life. During course we'll show you where to run, how to run safely, what to wear, how to prevent injuries, and how to pace yourself. Choose four sessions that work for you out of a total of six sessions to choose from. You can add extra sessions for only $5 each. Let us help you get ready for the Bear Bait 5K in June!

Cost of $39 ($35 before 3/1) includes personal coaching, loads of encouragement, and great company. Add $15 if you want a way cool Muddy Squirrel technical shirt.
Link: http://muddysquirrel.com
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River Rock Yoga Class

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

Free for gym members
$12 non-member/guest rate
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/
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Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

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River Rock Yoga Class

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

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

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Location: locations will vary For those of you wanting to break out of the box, try Nature's Gym. In this six week, 12 class session we'll use nature's own resistance (hills, rocks, trees) to get a total body workout while having a great time outdoors. It's the hardest class you'll ever love!

$99 ($89 before 3/1) includes personalized instruction and the opportunity to work on an individual training plan. Add $10 for a Muddy Squirrel technical t-shirt.
Link: http://muddysquirrel.com
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Thursday Morning Series

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Mill Mountain Discovery Center
(6-10) Nature Lab is a six-week series of environmental science lessons that supplement the home-schooled student’s curriculum through hands-on activities, outdoor exploration and crafts.
From flowers to rain showers, learn the science behind the changes that we observe in nature during spring. Weather, plant growth, insects, birds and habitat studies are some of the topics that we’ll explore. Class will not meet the week of April 20.
(6-10) We will meet every Thursday from April 3 to May 15. We will join in on hands-on activities, outdoor exploration and crafts.

registraiton fee: $30
registration deadline: 03/30/2014

PROGRAM WILL NOT BE HELD ON 04/24/2014
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4497
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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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Fleet Feet Sports No Boundaries Path to 5K Program

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Location: Roanoke Valley Greenways No Boundaries is a 12-week beginner running and walking program sponsored by New Balance designed to prepare participants for a 5K (3.1 miles) event. The program is a path-to-5K plan allowing participants to run, walk/run or walk. No Boundaries teaches participants about the benefits of living an active and healthy lifestyle. Included with registration into the program, participants can expect:
•12 weeks of training for runners, walk/runners & walkers
•Three different workout times that fit your schedule: Tuesday/Thursday mornings at 8:30am; Tuesday/Thursday evenings at 6pm; Saturday at 8am
•Experienced coaches and mentors to support you along the way
•Educational clinics on topics such as nutrition, injury prevention and more!
•Cool New Balance training shirt & other goodies
•Opportunity to earn a very cool completion prize!
•Weekly Email Newsletter

The Spring No Boundaries Program will train for the Gallop 4 the Greenways 5K on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Workouts start February 17, 2014
Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/training/no-boundaries-beginner-walk-run
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Walkabout Outfitter & The River Rock Climbing Gym present a climbing evening with Jessa Goebel.

Event image Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: The River Rock Climbing Gym Walkabout Outfitter & The River Rock Climbing Gym are hosting an evening of climbing, harness demo, climbing shoe demo, climbing instruction and more! WIN A FREE PAIR OF 5.10 CLIMBING SHOES!!!!

Please RSVP to valleyview@walkaboutoutfitter.com or 540-777-0990.
Link: http://www.walkaboutoutfitter.com
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Friday, April 4th, 2014

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Yoga Workshops with Richard Gartner

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Uttara Yoga Studio - 1217 Maple Ave. SW. Roanoke, VA 24016 Yoga for Runners and Cyclists:
Friday, April 4: 6:00 pm - 8:00pm
Since 2005, Richard has been helping runners and cyclists strengthen and stretch every muscle and decompress every joint from the hips down. Richard also guides students through the anatomy of the breath and introduces techniques to maximize athletic performance. Richard addresses common running injuries and how to avoid them or support a recovery. You'll receive a guide for a five-minute warm-up and cool-down plus a few simple tools to further your routine. Ideal for cross-trainers and for any active individual. All levels welcome—no yoga experience required. Pre-registered Fee $30/$35 at the door.

Get Crackin!
Saturday, April 5. 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
In 2009, medical doctor Donald Unger ended a 50-year personal experiment - after cracking just his left knuckles at least twice a day for five decades, he concluded "there was no arthritis in either hand, and no apparent differences between the two hands." (from Scientific American). This and many other studies indicate that cracking your joints on occasion doesn't harm them at all. In fact, it enhances the range of motion in a joint by allowing all potential movement to occur. We will pop as many joints as we can in the hands, feet, wrists, hips and neck. You might even get lucky and experience the elusive 'firecracker pop' all the way down the spine. In addition to joint cracking, we’ll be doing some abdominal work, deep breathing, and a few long holds. Pre-registered Fee $30/$35 at the door.

This class is based on Swami Satyananda Saraswati's Pawanmuktasana Series 1 through 3. The first is considered anti-rheumatic and the second is for the digestive tract. The third addresses energy blocks in the body. As for the cracking itself - there are different types of popping in the body. Richard will explain the different types, which ones are good, and how to tell. We'll be focusing on what’s called defixation. Open to all levels of tudents. Pre-registered Fee $30/$35 at the door.

From Knowing to Balance: An Inversion Immersion: Saturday, April 5. 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Inversions are a boon for the digestive, circulatory and lymphatic systems, but can be unnerving. The phrase "my world has turned upside-down" indicates disorientation and panic. Through understanding and a steady, systematic method, we can overcome this fear. If you've never been upside-down, don't fret! Richard's method includes preliminary practices to help build strength and understanding. In the spirit of ahimsa (non-violence) and satya (honoring truth), students can work within their level of comfort. Handstand, shoulderstand, forearm balance and headstand will be reviewed. Yoga teachers will take away some tips on sequencing an inversion practice. Students should be familiar with yoga (at least six months of a regular yoga practice) and without recent shoulder or wrist injuries.
Link: http://www.UttaraYogaStudio.com
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Saturday, April 5th, 2014

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Fleet Feet Sports No Boundaries Path to 5K Program

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Location: Roanoke Valley Greenways No Boundaries is a 12-week beginner running and walking program sponsored by New Balance designed to prepare participants for a 5K (3.1 miles) event. The program is a path-to-5K plan allowing participants to run, walk/run or walk. No Boundaries teaches participants about the benefits of living an active and healthy lifestyle. Included with registration into the program, participants can expect:
•12 weeks of training for runners, walk/runners & walkers
•Three different workout times that fit your schedule: Tuesday/Thursday mornings at 8:30am; Tuesday/Thursday evenings at 6pm; Saturday at 8am
•Experienced coaches and mentors to support you along the way
•Educational clinics on topics such as nutrition, injury prevention and more!
•Cool New Balance training shirt & other goodies
•Opportunity to earn a very cool completion prize!
•Weekly Email Newsletter

The Spring No Boundaries Program will train for the Gallop 4 the Greenways 5K on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Workouts start February 17, 2014
Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/training/no-boundaries-beginner-walk-run
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River Rock Youth Climbing Club

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

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

Spaces are still available - call the gym today to sign up or for more details.
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KIDS Beginner's Ride by East Coasters

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

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

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

Course Prerequisite: participants must be at least 13 years old

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

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

Call the gym to sign-up (540) 685-2360. Class size limited, so first come first served.
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/
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Yoga Workshops with Richard Gartner

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Uttara Yoga Studio - 1217 Maple Ave. SW. Roanoke, VA 24016 Yoga for Runners and Cyclists:
Friday, April 4: 6:00 pm - 8:00pm
Since 2005, Richard has been helping runners and cyclists strengthen and stretch every muscle and decompress every joint from the hips down. Richard also guides students through the anatomy of the breath and introduces techniques to maximize athletic performance. Richard addresses common running injuries and how to avoid them or support a recovery. You'll receive a guide for a five-minute warm-up and cool-down plus a few simple tools to further your routine. Ideal for cross-trainers and for any active individual. All levels welcome—no yoga experience required. Pre-registered Fee $30/$35 at the door.

Get Crackin!
Saturday, April 5. 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
In 2009, medical doctor Donald Unger ended a 50-year personal experiment - after cracking just his left knuckles at least twice a day for five decades, he concluded "there was no arthritis in either hand, and no apparent differences between the two hands." (from Scientific American). This and many other studies indicate that cracking your joints on occasion doesn't harm them at all. In fact, it enhances the range of motion in a joint by allowing all potential movement to occur. We will pop as many joints as we can in the hands, feet, wrists, hips and neck. You might even get lucky and experience the elusive 'firecracker pop' all the way down the spine. In addition to joint cracking, we’ll be doing some abdominal work, deep breathing, and a few long holds. Pre-registered Fee $30/$35 at the door.

This class is based on Swami Satyananda Saraswati's Pawanmuktasana Series 1 through 3. The first is considered anti-rheumatic and the second is for the digestive tract. The third addresses energy blocks in the body. As for the cracking itself - there are different types of popping in the body. Richard will explain the different types, which ones are good, and how to tell. We'll be focusing on what’s called defixation. Open to all levels of tudents. Pre-registered Fee $30/$35 at the door.

From Knowing to Balance: An Inversion Immersion: Saturday, April 5. 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Inversions are a boon for the digestive, circulatory and lymphatic systems, but can be unnerving. The phrase "my world has turned upside-down" indicates disorientation and panic. Through understanding and a steady, systematic method, we can overcome this fear. If you've never been upside-down, don't fret! Richard's method includes preliminary practices to help build strength and understanding. In the spirit of ahimsa (non-violence) and satya (honoring truth), students can work within their level of comfort. Handstand, shoulderstand, forearm balance and headstand will be reviewed. Yoga teachers will take away some tips on sequencing an inversion practice. Students should be familiar with yoga (at least six months of a regular yoga practice) and without recent shoulder or wrist injuries.
Link: http://www.UttaraYogaStudio.com
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"Color Me Cameron" 2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Pulaski, VA Enjoy a crazy, color filled experience while supporting The Cameron Fitzwater Memorial Scholarship.

Wear your whitest of white t-shirts and be ready to be blasted with color throughout the event.

Aside Oceans will be performing live and door prizes will be given away after the final Color Palooza!

Early Bird Registration $25 by April 1st (save $5)
$30 after (no savings)
Kids 10 & under Free
Register online at:
http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2109581

On April 4, 2012 Cameron died tragically in a single vehicle accident on his way to work after school, just two months shy of graduation. Cameron will always be remembered as a young man who brought color to a gray world. He is known for his signature smile and his willingness to give bear hugs to all who entered his path. The Cameron Fitzwater Memorial Scholarship was established in 2012 in memory of Cameron. The scholarship awards four (4) PCHS graduating seniors a one-time $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship funds are housed and maintained at Pulaski County High School where Cameron attended.

The scholarship has awarded $8,000 to date.


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FREE Giant Bicycles Demo at Carvins Cove

Event image Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Carvins Cove - Timberview Parking Lot Thinking about a new mountain bike since the weather has finally turned the corner towards spring? Come on out to the Timberview Road Parking Lot of Carvins Cove and try out a Giant bike for FREE in a demo sponsored by PLAY Roanoke and Cardinal Bikes from 3pm-7pm this Friday, April 4th. $2.00 a day/$20 a year Cove fees still apply. Carvins Cove directions/details at www.roanokeoutside.com/carvinscove. Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/calendar/free-giant-demo-carvins-cove/
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The Color Run - Kaleidoscope Tour

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Salem Civic Center The Happiest 5k on the Planet is exploding into 2014 with a totally new tour! We're hitting your cities like never before with amazing new participant gear and original color-crazy race attractions! It’s 5k magic like only The Color Run can do!

Get ready to change the way you look at running, getting fit, and having fun. 2014 is YOUR year. It’s time to achieve your goals! It’s time to run, it’s time to laugh, it’s time to live. It’s time to be a Color Runner!.

SAVE $5 CODE: TCR5OFF
Link: http://thecolorrun.com/roanoke-salem
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Hell Climb 10k

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke VA The Hell Climb 10K is a 6.2-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 2,200’ feet as they follow Mountain Lake Road, which has an average grade of 10%. There is no course record...yet. Be the first to hold the record! Link: http://www.triadventure.com/the-hell-climb/
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36th Annual Clean Valley Day

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: 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 . Clean Valley Council welcomes individuals and groups to volunteer for our annual spring cleanup. This year marks our 36th year of cleaning up our Valley! In 2012, we had 70 teams composed of 1400 volunteers that collected 34 tons of trash and 430 tires. Our volunteers came from the Cities of Roanoke and Salem, the Town of Vinton and the Counties of Roanoke and Botetourt. Link: http://www.cleanvalley.org
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Roaring Run Family Hike

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Departs from Public Works Service Center (All ages) Roaring Run is an interactive trail that keeps you looking for wildlife and water at every turn. A relatively easy hike to a series of waterfalls through a wild forest will be a day to remember. The focus of this hike is getting out as a family and tips and tricks to get the little ones experiencing the outdoors and having a good time. Enjoy the company of other families, views of waterfalls, and get an easy workout while exploring this gem in the Jefferson National Forest. Fee includes transportation and leadership.Cost is $6.00, deadline to register is April 3rd. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4355
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Roanoke Rocks

Time: 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Location: Mill Mountain Discovery Center (12+) Ever wonder what kind of rocks make up the Roanoke Valley? Are you curious about the difference between the Blue Ridge and the Appalachian Mountains? Take a guided walk on the mountain with a naturalist to learn about the geology of Mill Mountain and the Roanoke Valley below

regitration fee: $6
registration deadline: 04/02/2014
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4486
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Clean Valley Day

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Your area of choice! Clean Valley Day is held each spring. You know its spring when you see the gloved volunteers out with their bright orange trash bags cleaning up our roadways and parks. Link: http://www.cleanvalley.org/events
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Sunday, April 6th, 2014

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Flat Top Hike

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Departs from Public Works Service Center (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. Fee includes transportation and leadership. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4356
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Dragon's Tale Mountain Bike Race

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: North Mountian - New Castle, Craig County e Tale of the Dragon is a long one versed with history. It began with Kyle Inman's "Dragon's Back" in the late 1990's. The unique backcountry singletrack event brought some amazing racing to trails not often used in mountain bike events. Tight, narrow, mossy, off-camber Appalachian sidehill singletrack that run's a tight and rocky spine like ridgeline. It's a wonder that the bicycles of the 90's were able to complete the course. Not only did they complete the course, but "they" included world famous riders like Flyod Landis, Jeremiah Bishop, Gunnar Shogren, Sue Haywood, Carol Waters and Chris Eatough. This new generation of the event uses the same great core loop of Kyle's forever popular "Dragon's Back" event less the Turkey Trail downhill. The new improved version includes the full ridge with the bonus "tail" added on that climbs and descends Broad Run Mountain and then gives a memorable run in on Ferrier Trail to finish along Craigs Creek next to New Castle, VA. Craigs Creek is a tale for another day.

This event is made possible with the generous support of East Coasters Bike Shop in Roanoke and Blacksburg, Just the Right Gear in Roanoke, Blue Ridge Bicycle Club, Pathfinders for Greenways, Ben Brown and Kirby Walke. Permitted by the Jefferson National Forest.
Link: http://www.mtntouring.com/mountain/htm/dragons-tale/dragons-tale-event-page.htm
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Red Kettle Matching Challenge Race & After Challenge Brew Tasting Bash!

Event image Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Location: Grandin Village Race Start & Finish; After Challenge Bash at Grandin Village RACE PACKET PICKUP 4/05 at Fleet Feet Roanoke. MEET THE CHALLENGE! Run, walk, party, or even donate to The Salvation Army's Matching Challenge Campaign**, a 5K Run and 1 mile walk, including a Team Challenge Course passing the red kettle to the Finish Line.
The Sunday afternoon of fun begins at 3 pm, in Grandin Village, as the race begins, along with the After Challenge Brew Tasting Bash until 6 pm.
Race route from Grandin Village follows Memorial Avenue, up Ghent Hill, to the Finish at Grandin Village and After Challenge Bash.
The After Challenge party features Parkway Brewing brews, Lick Barbecue, and Hot Gossip Blues Band (with an amazing female lead vocalist). ALL are invited to attend this fund raiser! Run, walk, party, or donate!
**The Salvation Army Matching Grant Challenge is an urgent campaign to recoup losses from kettle revenue, during a shortened holiday season, and to meet the challenge of one generous donor, who will match revenues up to $58,000, with 1 to 1 funds, and 2 to 1 funds. A second donor will offer $10,000 to The Salvation Army if the $58,000 goal is met, for a total of a yield of $161,000! All donations must be submitted by May 15th!
See details and race information on web link below.
PLEASE PARTICIPATE IN THIS MOST URGENT EVENT!
Link: http://www.salvationarmyroanokeva.org
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River Rock Belay Class

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

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

Course Prerequisite: participants must be at least 13 years old

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

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

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

Event image Time: 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM Location: Roanoke, VA Coffee Pot Afternoon Ride
Time: 12:30pm
Location: Nations Bank across from MoJo’s on Brambleton
Ride Type = Road Ride
Terrain = Gently Rolling
Ride Length = 25 – 30 miles
Average Pace = Decided by the Group! Usually a Moderately Fast Ride.
Link: http://brbcva.org/calendar/
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Monday, April 7th, 2014

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River Rock Yoga Class

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

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

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Location: Greenfield Park, International Parkway, Daleville, VA 24083 Through songs, movement, and our senses, Nature Investigations will guide young children in learning about the wonders of nature. These outdoor family programs at Greenfield Park, Daleville, are geared for ages 3-5, however younger (or older!) siblings are welcome to attend. Topics change every week. The cost is $4/child age 3 and over, no charge for adults or younger siblings. Registration is required by calling 269-569-5791 or e-mailing natureinvestigations@gmail.com. Link: http://www.natureinvestigations.com
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M3 Ride (Monday Mill Mountain)

Event image Time: 6:00 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 Yuenglings 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 8th, 2014

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Nature's Gym

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Location: locations will vary For those of you wanting to break out of the box, try Nature's Gym. In this six week, 12 class session we'll use nature's own resistance (hills, rocks, trees) to get a total body workout while having a great time outdoors. It's the hardest class you'll ever love!

$99 ($89 before 3/1) includes personalized instruction and the opportunity to work on an individual training plan. Add $10 for a Muddy Squirrel technical t-shirt.
Link: http://muddysquirrel.com
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Fleet Feet Sports Pub runs

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

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

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

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

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

All LEAP markets accept AND double SNAP-EBT benefits.
Link: http://www.leapforlocalfood.org
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Tuesday Tuneups

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Sharebike - downtown Roanoke Sharebike members now have access to a great bike education, building and repair opportunity hosted by board member John Johnson. Members have the option to make minor repairs and tune-ups to their bikes or even build new bikes from scratch from Sharebike's vast collection of new, reclaimed, and scrap bikes and parts. Prices range from $1 to $10 for parts, or $35 for an entirely new bike.

Tune-up Tuesdays provides new and experienced riders with the skills to maintain their bikes for safety and performance for a reasonable rate. Plus, you get the benefit of hanging out with other area cyclists and supporting the valley's only community bike shop.

Contact Sharebike.org or visit their downtown location for more information about becoming a member.
Link: http://www.sharebike.org
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Fleet Feet Sports No Boundaries Path to 5K Program

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Location: Roanoke Valley Greenways No Boundaries is a 12-week beginner running and walking program sponsored by New Balance designed to prepare participants for a 5K (3.1 miles) event. The program is a path-to-5K plan allowing participants to run, walk/run or walk. No Boundaries teaches participants about the benefits of living an active and healthy lifestyle. Included with registration into the program, participants can expect:
•12 weeks of training for runners, walk/runners & walkers
•Three different workout times that fit your schedule: Tuesday/Thursday mornings at 8:30am; Tuesday/Thursday evenings at 6pm; Saturday at 8am
•Experienced coaches and mentors to support you along the way
•Educational clinics on topics such as nutrition, injury prevention and more!
•Cool New Balance training shirt & other goodies
•Opportunity to earn a very cool completion prize!
•Weekly Email Newsletter

The Spring No Boundaries Program will train for the Gallop 4 the Greenways 5K on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Workouts start February 17, 2014
Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/training/no-boundaries-beginner-walk-run
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Tuesday Night Rides at the Cove

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Location: Carvins Cove - Bennett Springs lot Meet for a sport-expert level ride, starting at 6 pm from Bennett Springs. 1000 ft, hemlock, upper comet and then back. Route will vary. Ride leader: Chris Clark Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
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Tuesday Afternoon Series

Event image Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Location: Mill Mountain Discovery Center (6-10) Nature Lab is a six-week series of environmental science lessons that supplement the home-schooled student’s curriculum through hands-on activities, outdoor exploration and crafts.
From flowers to rain showers, learn the science behind the changes that we observe in nature during spring. Weather, plant growth, insects, birds and habitat studies are some of the topics that we’ll explore. Class will not meet the week of April 20.
(6-10) we will meet every Tuesday from April 1 to May 13. Participants will partake in hands-on activities, outdoor exploration and crafts.

registration fee:$30
registration deadline: March 28

NO PROGRAM WILL BE HELD ON 04/22/2014 DUE TO HOLIDAY
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4496
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Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

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Intro to Trail Running

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Location: locations will vary Evening daylight is back! Spring is here, but the heat and humidity aren't. So join us for a 'truly beginner' introduction to running on trails. We strongly believe that trail running is not just about being physically active; it's about enhancing the quality of your life. During course we'll show you where to run, how to run safely, what to wear, how to prevent injuries, and how to pace yourself. Choose four sessions that work for you out of a total of six sessions to choose from. You can add extra sessions for only $5 each. Let us help you get ready for the Bear Bait 5K in June!

Cost of $39 ($35 before 3/1) includes personal coaching, loads of encouragement, and great company. Add $15 if you want a way cool Muddy Squirrel technical shirt.
Link: http://muddysquirrel.com
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Le Tour de Roanoke

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Location: Departure Location: TBD Enjoy an evening of cycling and dining at Roanoke's greatest local eateries. You will be accompanied by fellow cyclists/foodies to take a sectional tour of the city, stopping at each featured restaurant and sampling the best they have to offer. In total you will ride approximately 5 miles in roughly 2.5 hours and have sampled appetizers, entrees and desserts at a different restaurant. Fee includes your guide for the evening and the food selections. Don't forget to BYOB (bring your own bike)!

Registration Fee: $25.00
Registration Deadline: April 7, 2014
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4517
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River Rock Yoga Class

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

Free for gym members
$12 non-member/guest rate
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/
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Thursday, April 10th, 2014

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Lunch Vacation Ride

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

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Mill Mountain Discovery Center
(6-10) Nature Lab is a six-week series of environmental science lessons that supplement the home-schooled student’s curriculum through hands-on activities, outdoor exploration and crafts.
From flowers to rain showers, learn the science behind the changes that we observe in nature during spring. Weather, plant growth, insects, birds and habitat studies are some of the topics that we’ll explore. Class will not meet the week of April 20.
(6-10) We will meet every Thursday from April 3 to May 15. We will join in on hands-on activities, outdoor exploration and crafts.

registraiton fee: $30
registration deadline: 03/30/2014

PROGRAM WILL NOT BE HELD ON 04/24/2014
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4497
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River Rock Yoga Class

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

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

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Location: locations will vary For those of you wanting to break out of the box, try Nature's Gym. In this six week, 12 class session we'll use nature's own resistance (hills, rocks, trees) to get a total body workout while having a great time outdoors. It's the hardest class you'll ever love!

$99 ($89 before 3/1) includes personalized instruction and the opportunity to work on an individual training plan. Add $10 for a Muddy Squirrel technical t-shirt.
Link: http://muddysquirrel.com
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Fleet Feet Sports No Boundaries Path to 5K Program

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Location: Roanoke Valley Greenways No Boundaries is a 12-week beginner running and walking program sponsored by New Balance designed to prepare participants for a 5K (3.1 miles) event. The program is a path-to-5K plan allowing participants to run, walk/run or walk. No Boundaries teaches participants about the benefits of living an active and healthy lifestyle. Included with registration into the program, participants can expect:
•12 weeks of training for runners, walk/runners & walkers
•Three different workout times that fit your schedule: Tuesday/Thursday mornings at 8:30am; Tuesday/Thursday evenings at 6pm; Saturday at 8am
•Experienced coaches and mentors to support you along the way
•Educational clinics on topics such as nutrition, injury prevention and more!
•Cool New Balance training shirt & other goodies
•Opportunity to earn a very cool completion prize!
•Weekly Email Newsletter

The Spring No Boundaries Program will train for the Gallop 4 the Greenways 5K on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Workouts start February 17, 2014
Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/training/no-boundaries-beginner-walk-run
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Homeschool Nature Series: Migrating Birds

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Location: Greenfield Park, International Parkway, Daleville, VA 24083 Join Nature Investigations in exploring the journey of birds in migration and the challenges of the nesting season through scientific surveys, games, and observations. At Greenfield Park, Daleville. For ages 9-12. Cost is $6 per child. Registration is required by e -mailing natureinvestigations@gmail.com or calling 269-569-5791. Link: http://www.natureinvestigations.com
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Volunteer Trail Work Days

Event image Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Timberview Road Parking Lot, Carvins Cove (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. Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/outdoor-education/trails-trail-programming/volunteer-trail-work-days/
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Horsepens and Lakeside Hike

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Departs from Norwich Venture Center (18+, 10+ with an adult) The Timberview Road side of Carvins Cove has been getting some love from the trail fairies. Come on this hike to check out the new improvements that have been made on the Horsepens Trail as well as one of the new trails at Carvins Cove—Lakeside. This hike is mostly flat with some low rolling hill climbs that offer magnificent views of Carvins Cove and the dam. Fee includes transportation and leadership. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4349
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Friday, April 11th, 2014

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LEAP (for) Spring Concert

Event image Time: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Location: Kirk Avenue Music Hall Kirk Avenue Music Hall and LEAP have teamed up to bring you a night of live music with The Cory Campbell Band. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. $10 cover at the door.

Proceeds will go to LEAP to support the 2014 Community Market Season (Grandin Village and West End Community Markets).
Link: http://leapforlocalfood.org/leap-and-kirk-ave-spring-concert/
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Homeschool Nature Series: Migrating Birds

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Location: Greenfield Park, International Parkway, Daleville, Va 24083 Join Nature Investigations in exploring the journey of birds in migration and the challenges of the nesting season through scientific surveys, games, and observations. At Greenfield Park, Daleville. For ages 6-9. Cost is $6 per child. Registration is required by e -mailing natureinvestigations@gmail.com or calling 269-569-5791. Link: http://www.natureinvestigations.com
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Annual Sounds of the Mountains Music and Storytelling Festival

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Camp Bethel We combine the magic of storytelling and music with the peace and beauty of Camp Bethel for the Sounds of the Mountains Festival. We are delighted to welcome to the Sounds of the Mountains stage Andy Offutt Irwin, David Novak, Ed Stivender and Donna Washington. Special appearances by Back Porch Studio Cloggers, Swapping Ground and others. Link: http://www.soundsofthemountains.org
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Saturday, April 12th, 2014

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Awesome Amphibians

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Location: Mill Mountain Discovery Center (6+) Join us to discover the wet and wild world of amphibians. Explore amphibian characteristics and learn which amphibians can be found in Virginia.

registration fee: $6
registration deadline: 04/09/2014
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4488
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Mill Mountain Mayhem 10k Trail Running Race

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Mill Mountain Roanoke, VA 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.
Link: http://www.mountainjunkies.net/Mill_Mountain.htm
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Blossom to Bottle 5K Race

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Peaks of Otter Winery 2122 Sheep Creek Rd, Bedford Va 24523 Run, Jog, Walk, or Crawl over the Hills and through the blossoms, down in the valley and across the streams in a benefit race for the Cancer Program, “A Path to Healing and A Bridge to Wellness” held at the Bedford YMCA.
Traverse the valley on an off-road course filled with blossoms and spectacular mountain views at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There will be some bridges and streams to cross and lots of farm animals to see in their pastures with their new born babies.
But mostly it will be a wonderful spring filled breath of fresh air. The competitors will not only feel and see the wonderful renewal of spring, but will know that their entrance fee will help cancer victims feel that renewal of spring in their life.
The event takes place on the spacious and gracious grounds of Johnson’s Orchards & Peaks of Otter Winery 2122 Sheep Creek Rd, Bedford Va 24523. Site registration 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Race starts at 9:00 am. Sharp! Advanced registration www.BlossomToBottle.com $15/single & $20/single on race day. Information: Call Bedford YMCA(540)586-3483 or Johnson’s Orchards (540-586-3707) Email Josh Ranes – jdranesymyw@gmail.com or Danny Johnson – danny@iwineu.com

Link: http://www.BlossomToBottle.com
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Listening to Frogs with Nature Investigations

Event image Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: Greenfield Park, International Parkway, Daleville, VA Join Nature Investigations for an evening stroll near wetlands and ponds to listen for the frogs of the season at Greenfield Park, Daleville. Besides learning a bit about frog ecology, we will learn how to gather scientific data for a national citizen project on frog surveys. For ages 6 and over. $5/person; registration required by e-mailing natureinvestigations@gmail.com or calling 269-569-5791 Link: http://www.natureinvestigations.com
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River Rock Youth Climbing Club

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

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

Spaces are still available - call the gym today to sign up or for more details.
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Fleet Feet Sports No Boundaries Path to 5K Program

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Location: Roanoke Valley Greenways No Boundaries is a 12-week beginner running and walking program sponsored by New Balance designed to prepare participants for a 5K (3.1 miles) event. The program is a path-to-5K plan allowing participants to run, walk/run or walk. No Boundaries teaches participants about the benefits of living an active and healthy lifestyle. Included with registration into the program, participants can expect:
•12 weeks of training for runners, walk/runners & walkers
•Three different workout times that fit your schedule: Tuesday/Thursday mornings at 8:30am; Tuesday/Thursday evenings at 6pm; Saturday at 8am
•Experienced coaches and mentors to support you along the way
•Educational clinics on topics such as nutrition, injury prevention and more!
•Cool New Balance training shirt & other goodies
•Opportunity to earn a very cool completion prize!
•Weekly Email Newsletter

The Spring No Boundaries Program will train for the Gallop 4 the Greenways 5K on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Workouts start February 17, 2014
Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/training/no-boundaries-beginner-walk-run
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River Rock Belay Class

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

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

Course Prerequisite: participants must be at least 13 years old

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

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

Call the gym to sign-up (540) 685-2360. Class size limited, so first come first served.
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/
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KIDS Beginner's Ride by East Coasters

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

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Rivers Edge Park North - Roanoke The Race is Komen Virginia Blue Ridge's premier fundraiser so we can help offer funding to screen, treat, educate and support underserved women, men and families in Southwest & Central Virginia throughout our entire 32 city and county service area.

WHY RACE? Because every 74 seconds a life is lost to breast cancer.

WHAT IS THE RACE? It's an opportunity to raise critical funds and awareness, celebrate survivors, and honor those who have lost their battle.

WHO CAN PARTICPATE? Anyone of any age at any athletic ability! Join as a runner, walker, volunteer, or donor.

Because of this Race, the Komen Virginia Blue Ridge Affiliate has granted over one million dollars to area organizations that provide local screenings, diagnostics, education and treatments for people in our region. Let's run breast cancer out of town. JOIN US!
Link: http://www.komenvablueridge.org/komen-race-for-the-cure/
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Annual Sounds of the Mountains Music and Storytelling Festival

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Camp Bethel We combine the magic of storytelling and music with the peace and beauty of Camp Bethel for the Sounds of the Mountains Festival. We are delighted to welcome to the Sounds of the Mountains stage Andy Offutt Irwin, David Novak, Ed Stivender and Donna Washington. Special appearances by Back Porch Studio Cloggers, Swapping Ground and others. Link: http://www.soundsofthemountains.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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Sunday, April 13th, 2014

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D Cup Mountain Bike Race Series--Gauntlet

Event image Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Location: Gauntlet Trail Carvins Cove Blue Ridge Gravity and Roanoke Parks and Recreation present the Spring D-Series! Come out to enjoy some of Carvins Cove’s best descents! These gravity oriented races are aimed at training and fun–the race is designed to build community. The cost? Free! The reward? Knowing you’re riding the best you can amongst your peers in the area. This is grassroots mountain bike gravity racing at its finest! Racers will meet at the top of Gauntlet Trail on the Brushy Mountain Fire Road for the start of the race at 2pm. For more information, visit thedcupdownhill.blogspot.com. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4620
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Catawba Challenge

Event image Time: 5:00 AM - 7:00 PM Location: Departs from Public Works Service Center (18+) This new hike is the best of the best in the region—20 miles of scenic Appalachian Trail all in one day! Bring your “A” game for this one folks. It’s looking like a 5:00am alpine start, light and fast, high adventure experience ahead! Starting at US 220 in Daleville, we will hike as a group to VA 311 near Catawba all in one fell swoop. Price includes t shirt, guided hike, and transportation. Cost is $30.00, deadline to register is April 7th. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4431
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River Rock Belay Class

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

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

Course Prerequisite: participants must be at least 13 years old

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

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

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

Event image Time: 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM Location: Roanoke, VA Coffee Pot Afternoon Ride
Time: 12:30pm
Location: Nations Bank across from MoJo’s on Brambleton
Ride Type = Road Ride
Terrain = Gently Rolling
Ride Length = 25 – 30 miles
Average Pace = Decided by the Group! Usually a Moderately Fast Ride.
Link: http://brbcva.org/calendar/
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Monday, April 14th, 2014

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Nurturing Nature Walks for Preschoolers

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Location: Greenfield Park, International Parkway, Daleville, VA 24083 Through songs, movement, and our senses, Nature Investigations will guide young children in learning about the wonders of nature. These outdoor family programs at Greenfield Park, Daleville, are geared for ages 3-5, however younger (or older!) siblings are welcome to attend. Topics change every week. The cost is $4/child age 3 and over, no charge for adults or younger siblings. Registration is required by calling 269-569-5791 or e-mailing natureinvestigations@gmail.com. Link: http://www.natureinvestigations.com
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River Rock Yoga Class

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

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

Event image Time: 6:00 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 Yuenglings 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 15th, 2014

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Fleet Feet Sports Pub runs

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

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

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

All Pub Run participants are required to sign a waiver and carry identification with emergency contact information.
Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/pubruns
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Fleet Feet Sports No Boundaries Path to 5K Program

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Location: Roanoke Valley Greenways No Boundaries is a 12-week beginner running and walking program sponsored by New Balance designed to prepare participants for a 5K (3.1 miles) event. The program is a path-to-5K plan allowing participants to run, walk/run or walk. No Boundaries teaches participants about the benefits of living an active and healthy lifestyle. Included with registration into the program, participants can expect:
•12 weeks of training for runners, walk/runners & walkers
•Three different workout times that fit your schedule: Tuesday/Thursday mornings at 8:30am; Tuesday/Thursday evenings at 6pm; Saturday at 8am
•Experienced coaches and mentors to support you along the way
•Educational clinics on topics such as nutrition, injury prevention and more!
•Cool New Balance training shirt & other goodies
•Opportunity to earn a very cool completion prize!
•Weekly Email Newsletter

The Spring No Boundaries Program will train for the Gallop 4 the Greenways 5K on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Workouts start February 17, 2014
Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/training/no-boundaries-beginner-walk-run
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Women's Beginner Mountain Biking

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Bennett Springs Parking Lot, Carvins Cove (18+, 14+ with an adult) Get off the greenways and out into the woods. This women’s specific program will start out with a run-down of 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 new Bennett Springs Loop trail across from the Bennett Springs Parking Lot. 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. 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. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4422
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Tuesday Afternoon Series

Event image Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Location: Mill Mountain Discovery Center (6-10) Nature Lab is a six-week series of environmental science lessons that supplement the home-schooled student’s curriculum through hands-on activities, outdoor exploration and crafts.
From flowers to rain showers, learn the science behind the changes that we observe in nature during spring. Weather, plant growth, insects, birds and habitat studies are some of the topics that we’ll explore. Class will not meet the week of April 20.
(6-10) we will meet every Tuesday from April 1 to May 13. Participants will partake in hands-on activities, outdoor exploration and crafts.

registration fee:$30
registration deadline: March 28

NO PROGRAM WILL BE HELD ON 04/22/2014 DUE TO HOLIDAY
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4496
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Tuesday Night Rides at the Cove

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Location: Carvins Cove - Bennett Springs lot Meet for a sport-expert level ride, starting at 6 pm from Bennett Springs. 1000 ft, hemlock, upper comet and then back. Route will vary. Ride leader: Chris Clark Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
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Nature's Gym

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Location: locations will vary For those of you wanting to break out of the box, try Nature's Gym. In this six week, 12 class session we'll use nature's own resistance (hills, rocks, trees) to get a total body workout while having a great time outdoors. It's the hardest class you'll ever love!

$99 ($89 before 3/1) includes personalized instruction and the opportunity to work on an individual training plan. Add $10 for a Muddy Squirrel technical t-shirt.
Link: http://muddysquirrel.com
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Tuesday Tuneups

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Sharebike - downtown Roanoke Sharebike members now have access to a great bike education, building and repair opportunity hosted by board member John Johnson. Members have the option to make minor repairs and tune-ups to their bikes or even build new bikes from scratch from Sharebike's vast collection of new, reclaimed, and scrap bikes and parts. Prices range from $1 to $10 for parts, or $35 for an entirely new bike.

Tune-up Tuesdays provides new and experienced riders with the skills to maintain their bikes for safety and performance for a reasonable rate. Plus, you get the benefit of hanging out with other area cyclists and supporting the valley's only community bike shop.

Contact Sharebike.org or visit their downtown location for more information about becoming a member.
Link: http://www.sharebike.org
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West End Community Market

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

All LEAP markets accept AND double SNAP-EBT benefits.
Link: http://www.leapforlocalfood.org
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Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

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River Rock Yoga Class

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

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

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Location: locations will vary Evening daylight is back! Spring is here, but the heat and humidity aren't. So join us for a 'truly beginner' introduction to running on trails. We strongly believe that trail running is not just about being physically active; it's about enhancing the quality of your life. During course we'll show you where to run, how to run safely, what to wear, how to prevent injuries, and how to pace yourself. Choose four sessions that work for you out of a total of six sessions to choose from. You can add extra sessions for only $5 each. Let us help you get ready for the Bear Bait 5K in June!

Cost of $39 ($35 before 3/1) includes personal coaching, loads of encouragement, and great company. Add $15 if you want a way cool Muddy Squirrel technical shirt.
Link: http://muddysquirrel.com
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Thursday, April 17th, 2014

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Lunch Vacation Ride

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

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Location: locations will vary For those of you wanting to break out of the box, try Nature's Gym. In this six week, 12 class session we'll use nature's own resistance (hills, rocks, trees) to get a total body workout while having a great time outdoors. It's the hardest class you'll ever love!

$99 ($89 before 3/1) includes personalized instruction and the opportunity to work on an individual training plan. Add $10 for a Muddy Squirrel technical t-shirt.
Link: http://muddysquirrel.com
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Fleet Feet Sports No Boundaries Path to 5K Program

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Location: Roanoke Valley Greenways No Boundaries is a 12-week beginner running and walking program sponsored by New Balance designed to prepare participants for a 5K (3.1 miles) event. The program is a path-to-5K plan allowing participants to run, walk/run or walk. No Boundaries teaches participants about the benefits of living an active and healthy lifestyle. Included with registration into the program, participants can expect:
•12 weeks of training for runners, walk/runners & walkers
•Three different workout times that fit your schedule: Tuesday/Thursday mornings at 8:30am; Tuesday/Thursday evenings at 6pm; Saturday at 8am
•Experienced coaches and mentors to support you along the way
•Educational clinics on topics such as nutrition, injury prevention and more!
•Cool New Balance training shirt & other goodies
•Opportunity to earn a very cool completion prize!
•Weekly Email Newsletter

The Spring No Boundaries Program will train for the Gallop 4 the Greenways 5K on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Workouts start February 17, 2014
Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/training/no-boundaries-beginner-walk-run
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Thursday Morning Series

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Mill Mountain Discovery Center
(6-10) Nature Lab is a six-week series of environmental science lessons that supplement the home-schooled student’s curriculum through hands-on activities, outdoor exploration and crafts.
From flowers to rain showers, learn the science behind the changes that we observe in nature during spring. Weather, plant growth, insects, birds and habitat studies are some of the topics that we’ll explore. Class will not meet the week of April 20.
(6-10) We will meet every Thursday from April 3 to May 15. We will join in on hands-on activities, outdoor exploration and crafts.

registraiton fee: $30
registration deadline: 03/30/2014

PROGRAM WILL NOT BE HELD ON 04/24/2014
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4497
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Homeschool Nature Series: Salamander Search and Frog Find

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Location: Greenfield Park, International Parkway, Daleville, VA 24083 Join Nature Investigations and get your mud boots on! Find frogs and salamanders and learn what makes amphibians so awesome. At Greenfield Park, Daleville. For age 6-12. Cost is $6 per child. Registration is required by e -mailing natureinvestigations@gmail.com or calling 269-569-5791. Link: http://www.natureinvestigations.com
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River Rock Yoga Class

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

Free for gym members
$12 non-member/guest rate
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/
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Little Mountain Falls Trail Hike at Fairy Stone State Park

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Departs from Norwich Venture Center (18+, 10+ with an adult) There is something magical about this park, and it is not just the cross shaped stones. These “fairy stones” are an interesting find, but you will have to keep your eyes out for them on the trails. This state park wraps around Philpott Lake, so the views will be impressive as well. Fee includes transportation and leadership. Cost is $6.00, deadline to register is April 15th. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4350
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Friday, April 18th, 2014

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First Fridays

Event image Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: Franklin Road between Jefferson and Williamson Come join us outside in a great venue on Franklin Road between Jefferson and Williamson! Live music performance by Clare Dunn from Nashville, TN. Also, featuring special guest Madrone. Admission is $5.00 and beer and wine are on sale for $4.00. Don't miss this FUN event! Must be 21 or older to attend with proper I.D. required at gate. Proceeds benefit local charities. Link: http://www.firstfridaysroanoke.com
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Saturday, April 19th, 2014

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Treetop Adventures at Mountain Lake Lodge Tours

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke VA An Aerial Adventure Course is a fun way to get outside, challenge yourself, and experience the exhilaration of climbing and riding zips through the trees in the forest. Sky bridges, swings, rope ladders and zip lines offer a range of challenges that are fun for both the novice, the super adventure seeker and everyone in between! Tours run at 10a 12p and 2p Link: http://www.mtnlakelodge.com/mountain-activities/mountain-lake-treetop-adventures
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Claytor Lake Ness Monster

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM Location: Claytor Lake State Park, Dublin, Virginia The Claytor Lake Ness Monster is a challenging, but doable obstacle course race featuring 3-4 miles of wild terrain and wicked obstacles. For those who want to challenge themselves beyond a fun run this is YOUR event. Achievable by beginners who want to have fun or elite looking to capture the win!

Held at beautiful Claytor Lake State Park in Dublin, Virginia, you can expect at least cold water, sand, mud, climbing, crawling and more...
Link: http://www.triadventure.com/claytor-lake-ness-monster-ocr/
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Beginner/Intermediate Bike Ride at the Cove

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

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

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Location: Departure Location: Public Works Service Center Who says that you can't enjoy all of the fun of traditional winter sports in the Spring? Neveplast is an artificial material used to craft ski slopes and simulates the true experience of tubing and allows for traditional winter sports to be enjoyed during any season! Bring the kids (or embrace your inner kid) and enjoy 2 hours of tubing as you whiz down the slopes reaching speeds of up to 30 mph!

Registration Fee: $35.00
Registration Deadline: April 16, 2014
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4522
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Demo Day Sale - Outdoor Trails

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Daleville, VA / Lynchburg, VA 19TH ANNUAL DEMO DAY AND 4 DAY STOREWIDE SALE!

APRIL 16-19, 2014

SAVE:

10% OFF STOREWIDE

IF IT IS IN-STOCK, IT IS ON SALE!

15% OFF ALL NEW SPRING CLOTHING AND OUTERWEAR

15% OFF ALL TENTS, STOVES, AND WATER FILTERS

50% OFF ALL WINTER CLOTHING, OUTERWEAR, HATS, GLOVES, AND SCARVES

EXTRA 10% OFF ALL SALE ITEMS WITH SALE DOTS

SALES ITEMS THAT WERE 20-50% OFF ARE 30-60% OFF!



DEMO DAY IS SATURDAY APRIL 19, 2014

SPECIAL DEMO DAY ONLY DEALS

MEET FACTORY REPS FROM SOME OF THE LEADING BRANDS LIKE OSPREY, MSR, MOUNTAIN HARDWEAR, MONTRAIL, MARMOT, OPTIMUS, KATADYN, CHACO, OBOZ, LEKI, DEUTER, SALEWA, GRAND TRUNK, VASQUE, ENO, SHERPA, REFLEKT, SMARTWOOL, VIBRAM FIVE FINGERS, AND MORE!

TEST ANY STOVE OR WATER FILTER IN STOCK!

SAMPLE FREEZE DRIED FOOD FROM BACKPACKER’S PANTRY

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FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE

AND LOTS, LOTS, MORE!



BE SURE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR E-MAIL LIST AND

"LIKE" OUR PAGE ON FACEBOOK FOR SPECIAL OFFERS!
Link: http://www.outdoortrails.com
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River Rock Youth Climbing Club

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

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

Spaces are still available - call the gym today to sign up or for more details.
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FREE Stargazing - "Leo and Company"

Time: 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Location: Blue Ridge Parkway, Milepost 139 (Cahas Overlook) As winter's constellations move into the west and set, Leo leads the spring patterns higher in the east. Join us to observe this area of the sky, along with some great views of Jupiter and its moons.

Registration Fee: FREE!
Registration Deadline: April 17, 2014
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4499
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Get Lost! Orienteering Race #2

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Location: Falling Creek Park, Bedford Who said Easter egg hunts were only for little kids? Take your egg-finding skills to the next level as you traverse the rolling terrain of Falling Creek Park in Bedford Co. A great combination of open field and woods await the soloist or team in this 2 hour event. We'll hide it, you find it...as fast as you can. We'll also have a GPS division and a special division just for Boy and Girl Scouts. Great for families, too!

We'll provide maps, accurately placed control markers, lat/long coordinates, snacks, and prizes. We'll also provide a 15 minute 'crash course' at 8:45. You provide your own compass or GPS.

Cost: Solo $20; 2 person team $30; 3 person team $40; 4 person team $45

Boy Scout teams and Girl Scout teams may participate for only $8/person
Link: http://www.muddysquirrel.com
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River Rock Belay Class

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

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

Course Prerequisite: participants must be at least 13 years old

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

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

Call the gym to sign-up (540) 685-2360. Class size limited, so first come first served.
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/
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Earth, Moon and Sun

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Location: Mill Mountain Discovery Center (7-12) Come learn some basics of astronomy during the daytime. For example: How do we go from day to night? What’s the Vernal Equinox? And why does the moon seem so bright?

registration fee: $6
registration deadline: 04/16/2014
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4489
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Chug for the Jug 5K Road Race and Kids Fun Run

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Location: Rocky Mount Farmers Market This 5k is a race in downtown Rocky Mount and is for Youth ages 17 & under. Awards will be presented and awards will be presented to winners. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/fcpr/Activity_Search?ActivityCategoryID=20&isSearch=true
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Fleet Feet Sports No Boundaries Path to 5K Program

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Location: Roanoke Valley Greenways No Boundaries is a 12-week beginner running and walking program sponsored by New Balance designed to prepare participants for a 5K (3.1 miles) event. The program is a path-to-5K plan allowing participants to run, walk/run or walk. No Boundaries teaches participants about the benefits of living an active and healthy lifestyle. Included with registration into the program, participants can expect:
•12 weeks of training for runners, walk/runners & walkers
•Three different workout times that fit your schedule: Tuesday/Thursday mornings at 8:30am; Tuesday/Thursday evenings at 6pm; Saturday at 8am
•Experienced coaches and mentors to support you along the way
•Educational clinics on topics such as nutrition, injury prevention and more!
•Cool New Balance training shirt & other goodies
•Opportunity to earn a very cool completion prize!
•Weekly Email Newsletter

The Spring No Boundaries Program will train for the Gallop 4 the Greenways 5K on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Workouts start February 17, 2014
Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/training/no-boundaries-beginner-walk-run
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Sunday, April 20th, 2014

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River Rock Belay Class

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

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

Course Prerequisite: participants must be at least 13 years old

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

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

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

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke VA An Aerial Adventure Course is a fun way to get outside, challenge yourself, and experience the exhilaration of climbing and riding zips through the trees in the forest. Sky bridges, swings, rope ladders and zip lines offer a range of challenges that are fun for both the novice, the super adventure seeker and everyone in between! Tours run at 10:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm Link: http://www.mtnlakelodge.com/mountain-activities/mountain-lake-treetop-adventures
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Coffee Pot Sunday Ride

Event image Time: 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM Location: Roanoke, VA Coffee Pot Afternoon Ride
Time: 12:30pm
Location: Nations Bank across from MoJo’s on Brambleton
Ride Type = Road Ride
Terrain = Gently Rolling
Ride Length = 25 – 30 miles
Average Pace = Decided by the Group! Usually a Moderately Fast Ride.
Link: http://brbcva.org/calendar/
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Monday, April 21st, 2014

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River Rock Yoga Class

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

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

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Location: Greenfield Park, International Parkway, Daleville, VA 24083 Through songs, movement, and our senses, Nature Investigations will guide young children in learning about the wonders of nature. These outdoor family programs at Greenfield Park, Daleville, are geared for ages 3-5, however younger (or older!) siblings are welcome to attend. Topics change every week. The cost is $4/child age 3 and over, no charge for adults or younger siblings. Registration is required by calling 269-569-5791 or e-mailing natureinvestigations@gmail.com. Link: http://www.natureinvestigations.com
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M3 Ride (Monday Mill Mountain)

Event image Time: 6:00 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 Yuenglings 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 22nd, 2014

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Tuesday Night Rides at the Cove

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Location: Carvins Cove - Bennett Springs lot Meet for a sport-expert level ride, starting at 6 pm from Bennett Springs. 1000 ft, hemlock, upper comet and then back. Route will vary. Ride leader: Chris Clark Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
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Fleet Feet Sports No Boundaries Path to 5K Program

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Location: Roanoke Valley Greenways No Boundaries is a 12-week beginner running and walking program sponsored by New Balance designed to prepare participants for a 5K (3.1 miles) event. The program is a path-to-5K plan allowing participants to run, walk/run or walk. No Boundaries teaches participants about the benefits of living an active and healthy lifestyle. Included with registration into the program, participants can expect:
•12 weeks of training for runners, walk/runners & walkers
•Three different workout times that fit your schedule: Tuesday/Thursday mornings at 8:30am; Tuesday/Thursday evenings at 6pm; Saturday at 8am
•Experienced coaches and mentors to support you along the way
•Educational clinics on topics such as nutrition, injury prevention and more!
•Cool New Balance training shirt & other goodies
•Opportunity to earn a very cool completion prize!
•Weekly Email Newsletter

The Spring No Boundaries Program will train for the Gallop 4 the Greenways 5K on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Workouts start February 17, 2014
Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/training/no-boundaries-beginner-walk-run
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Eddie Bauer Gearing Up Event

Event image Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Location: Valley View Mall Eddie Bauer Join us on April 22nd, 6:30-7:30pm at the Eddie Bauer in the Valley View Mall for your chance to win your next Outdoor Recreation Adventure FREE. Be one of the first 10 people in the door and you have your choice between; an Appalachian Trail Overnight Backpacking Trip, Learn to Climb, Stand Up Paddleboaring, Sunset Canoe Trip and guided Hikes. Link: http://PlayRoanoke.com
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Roanoke Ski Club Happy Hour

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM Location: Rancho Viejo Mexican Grill & Cantina, Front Patio - 4065 Electric Road Join the Roanoke Ski Club and friends for happy hours at Rancho Viejo. Meet other local ski and outdoor enthusiasts in the Roanoke Valley! Link: http://www.roanokeskiclub.org
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Tuesday Afternoon Series

Event image Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Location: Mill Mountain Discovery Center (6-10) Nature Lab is a six-week series of environmental science lessons that supplement the home-schooled student’s curriculum through hands-on activities, outdoor exploration and crafts.
From flowers to rain showers, learn the science behind the changes that we observe in nature during spring. Weather, plant growth, insects, birds and habitat studies are some of the topics that we’ll explore. Class will not meet the week of April 20.
(6-10) we will meet every Tuesday from April 1 to May 13. Participants will partake in hands-on activities, outdoor exploration and crafts.

registration fee:$30
registration deadline: March 28

NO PROGRAM WILL BE HELD ON 04/22/2014 DUE TO HOLIDAY
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4496
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Tuesday Tuneups

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Sharebike - downtown Roanoke Sharebike members now have access to a great bike education, building and repair opportunity hosted by board member John Johnson. Members have the option to make minor repairs and tune-ups to their bikes or even build new bikes from scratch from Sharebike's vast collection of new, reclaimed, and scrap bikes and parts. Prices range from $1 to $10 for parts, or $35 for an entirely new bike.

Tune-up Tuesdays provides new and experienced riders with the skills to maintain their bikes for safety and performance for a reasonable rate. Plus, you get the benefit of hanging out with other area cyclists and supporting the valley's only community bike shop.

Contact Sharebike.org or visit their downtown location for more information about becoming a member.
Link: http://www.sharebike.org
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Earth Day Work Day at Mill Mountain

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: Discovery Center at Mill Mountain (18+, 14+ with an adult) Today is Earth Day! Give back to your community by helping to maintain the trails that get people outside and appreciating the world around them. We will meet up at Mill Mountain’s Discovery Center and have trail care crews work on trash pickup, trimming back bushes and cutting deadfall, fixing muddy spots by adding water diverters and armoring, and blowing leaves. Bring your bike or hiking boots, as afterwards there will be a free guided hike or bike option to enjoy the work we put into the trail system. Lunch will be provided. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4437
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Fleet Feet Sports Pub runs

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

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

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

All Pub Run participants are required to sign a waiver and carry identification with emergency contact information.
Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/pubruns
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Nature's Gym

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Location: locations will vary For those of you wanting to break out of the box, try Nature's Gym. In this six week, 12 class session we'll use nature's own resistance (hills, rocks, trees) to get a total body workout while having a great time outdoors. It's the hardest class you'll ever love!

$99 ($89 before 3/1) includes personalized instruction and the opportunity to work on an individual training plan. Add $10 for a Muddy Squirrel technical t-shirt.
Link: http://muddysquirrel.com
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West End Community Market

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

All LEAP markets accept AND double SNAP-EBT benefits.
Link: http://www.leapforlocalfood.org
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Cooking in the Backcountry

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Norwich Venture Center Who says that granola bars are the be-all end-all for trail food? Add a little variety to your backcountry diet and join us for dinner tonight to learn how to keep your meals light-weight and fuel efficient without having to compromise flavor or nutrition. You'll learn how to prepare dinner and dessert on some of the market's most popular backpacking stoves and have new recipes to take home and try! Dinner, equipment and instruction included.

Registration Fee: $15.00
Registration Deadline: April 18, 2014
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4501
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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

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Roanoke Ultimate Weekly Pickup

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

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

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Discovery Center at Mill Mountain 10+) This award winning race series has quickly made its way up the list as one of Virginia’s grooviest mountain bike events. Bring your fat tired friend and ride hump day away as you pedal through one of Roanoke’s finest trail systems. There will be categories for beginners all the way to expert riders, so don’t be shy. Grab your bike and get your groove on! Register for the whole series for $25, or just one race for $10. Link: http://www.wednesdaynightdisco.com
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Intro to Trail Running

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Location: locations will vary Evening daylight is back! Spring is here, but the heat and humidity aren't. So join us for a 'truly beginner' introduction to running on trails. We strongly believe that trail running is not just about being physically active; it's about enhancing the quality of your life. During course we'll show you where to run, how to run safely, what to wear, how to prevent injuries, and how to pace yourself. Choose four sessions that work for you out of a total of six sessions to choose from. You can add extra sessions for only $5 each. Let us help you get ready for the Bear Bait 5K in June!

Cost of $39 ($35 before 3/1) includes personal coaching, loads of encouragement, and great company. Add $15 if you want a way cool Muddy Squirrel technical shirt.
Link: http://muddysquirrel.com
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River Rock Yoga Class

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

Free for gym members
$12 non-member/guest rate
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/
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Thursday, April 24th, 2014

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Haunted History of Roanoke Walking Tour

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Location: Downtown Roanoke Join the City of Roanoke Parks and Recreation and the Unsolved Mysteries and Paranormal Society tonight as we discover the rich - and seldom shared - ghostly and eerie history of downtown Roanoke. Who was "The Woman in Black"? What - or whom - might still lurk in "The Patrick Henry"? These and many other questions will be asked and answered as we find out which of our favorite downtown locations might have more to them than we thought! Tour will cover approximately 2 miles on relatively flat, prepared surface.

Registration Fee: $15.00
Registration Deadline: April 22, 2014
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4519
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River Rock Yoga Class

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

Free for gym members
$12 non-member/guest rate
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/
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Fleet Feet Sports No Boundaries Path to 5K Program

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Location: Roanoke Valley Greenways No Boundaries is a 12-week beginner running and walking program sponsored by New Balance designed to prepare participants for a 5K (3.1 miles) event. The program is a path-to-5K plan allowing participants to run, walk/run or walk. No Boundaries teaches participants about the benefits of living an active and healthy lifestyle. Included with registration into the program, participants can expect:
•12 weeks of training for runners, walk/runners & walkers
•Three different workout times that fit your schedule: Tuesday/Thursday mornings at 8:30am; Tuesday/Thursday evenings at 6pm; Saturday at 8am
•Experienced coaches and mentors to support you along the way
•Educational clinics on topics such as nutrition, injury prevention and more!
•Cool New Balance training shirt & other goodies
•Opportunity to earn a very cool completion prize!
•Weekly Email Newsletter

The Spring No Boundaries Program will train for the Gallop 4 the Greenways 5K on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Workouts start February 17, 2014
Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/training/no-boundaries-beginner-walk-run
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Nature's Gym

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Location: locations will vary For those of you wanting to break out of the box, try Nature's Gym. In this six week, 12 class session we'll use nature's own resistance (hills, rocks, trees) to get a total body workout while having a great time outdoors. It's the hardest class you'll ever love!

$99 ($89 before 3/1) includes personalized instruction and the opportunity to work on an individual training plan. Add $10 for a Muddy Squirrel technical t-shirt.
Link: http://muddysquirrel.com
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Waterfalls of Douthat State Park

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Departs from Norwich Venture Center (18+, 14+ with an adult) Just north of Clifton Forge, Douthat State Park offers a broad range of recreational facilities and activities in a breathtaking mountain setting. This advanced hike will take you on an 8.8 mile journey to the waterfalls of Douthat—Blue Suck Falls and Stony Run Falls. Picturesque views will abound, but be prepared to earn them! Cost is $6.00, deadline to register is April 22nd. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4348
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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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Homeschool Nature Series: What Live Here?

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Location: Greenfield Park, International Parkway, Daleville, VA 24083 Join Nature Investigations and be prepared to find out what lives in the fields and meadows of the park, comparing and contrasting our data. At Greenfield Park, Daleville. Cost is $6 per child. For ages 9-12. Registration is required by e -mailing natureinvestigations@gmail.com or calling 269-569-5791. Link: http://www.natureinvestigations.com
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Thursday Morning Series

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Mill Mountain Discovery Center
(6-10) Nature Lab is a six-week series of environmental science lessons that supplement the home-schooled student’s curriculum through hands-on activities, outdoor exploration and crafts.
From flowers to rain showers, learn the science behind the changes that we observe in nature during spring. Weather, plant growth, insects, birds and habitat studies are some of the topics that we’ll explore. Class will not meet the week of April 20.
(6-10) We will meet every Thursday from April 3 to May 15. We will join in on hands-on activities, outdoor exploration and crafts.

registraiton fee: $30
registration deadline: 03/30/2014

PROGRAM WILL NOT BE HELD ON 04/24/2014
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4497
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Friday, April 25th, 2014

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Canoeing at Sunset

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Location: Departure Location: Public Works Service Center Spend the evening enjoying the beauty and peacefulness of the Carvins Cove reservoir at sunset as you unwind from a hard week of work. Watch as the bright colors of the sunset illuminate and fill the sky amongst the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. All transportation, leadership, equipment, and hot cocoa, tea, and dessert provided. Participants must be able to swim. No experience necessary.

Registration Fee: $15.00
Registration Deadline: April 23, 2014
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4508
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Homeschool Nature Series: What Lives Here?

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Location: Greenfield Park, International Parkway, Daleville, VA 24083 Join Nature Investigations and be prepared to find out what lives in the fields and meadows of the park, comparing and contrasting our data. At Greenfield Park, Daleville. Cost is $6 per child. For ages 6-9. Registration is required by e -mailing natureinvestigations@gmail.com or calling 269-569-5791. Link: http://www.natureinvestigations.com
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Hollins University National Paddling Film Festival

Event image Time: 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM Location: Hollins University Niederer Auditorium, Wetherill Visual Arts Center the Hollins Outdoor Program presents the fourth annual National Paddling Film Festival Roadshow. You’ll be amazed by these "best-of" videos from NPFF’s 25 years of festivals in which amateur and professional videographers capture thrilling footage of whitewater canoeing and kayaking adventures.

Prizes and vendor booths to enjoy!
Link: http://www.hollins.edu/events/paddling/
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The Black Dog Mountain Adventure Weekend

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Chateau Morrisette Winery Take advantage of spring and get outdoors. The Adventure Weekend offers horseback riding through the vineyard, skeet shooting with the pros, guided hiking, bicycle trail rides for the beginner and the expert, canoeing down the Little River, and much more. Plus, it's our annual spring open house weekend, so there's lots of good eats! *Reservations are required for all activities.* Link: http://thedogs.com/events/spring-mountain-adventure-weekend.html
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Saturday, April 26th, 2014

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KIDS Beginner's Ride by East Coasters

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

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Falls Ridge Preserve, near Blacksburg The Nature Conservancy is hosting a kids in nature program for families with children between 6-10 years old. We want to encourage you to rediscover the magic of nature and spend more time outdoors with your children. The Nature Rocks adventure trail walk will take you about one mile around the preserve’s waterfall. Children may participate in activities such as a scavenger hunt, critter count and tree rubbing. For more information and to reserve a spot contact Wilson Hammett at whh8nc@virginia.edu. Attached is the program flyer. Link:
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Anthem Star K (10K)

Event image Time: 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM Location: Roanoke - Elmwood Park Get ready for the hardest road 10K you’ll ever run!

The Anthem Star K Course:

Start/Finish at Elmwood Park (Jefferson St.)
Staggered start – you’ll start minutes after the full/half marathon runners…catch them if you can
2000′ of elevation change as you run up the Fishburn Parkway to the Star…then down the old toll road and back to the finish line
Corral Start System

What you get:

Chip timing
Finisher medal
Event shirt
Customize the name on your runner bib
Custom awards for age-category winners
Corral Start System
Fully stocked aid stations along course
Variety of prizes for a variety of categories (e.g. best dressed, most team members, etc).
Runner-only food tent at finish
Access to Fleet Feet Recovery Zone featuring massages, chiropractic adjustments, and more
Complimentary beer ticket
Live music at the finish (part of Down by Downtown Music Festival)
Discounted ticket prices on main music event (TBD) Saturday evening
The experience of the toughest 10K ever…plus you get to say you ran the very first-ever Anthem Star K
Link: http://blueridgemarathon.com/star-k/
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River Rock Belay Class

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

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

Course Prerequisite: participants must be at least 13 years old

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

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

Call the gym to sign-up (540) 685-2360. Class size limited, so first come first served.
Link: http://www.riverrockclimbing.com/
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Mountain Adventure Weekend at Chateau Morrisette

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Chateau Morrisette Winery in Floyd, VA A fun-filled day of outdoor recreation and adventure. Chose your activity: Horseback riding through the vineyard, an easy or moderate guided hike along the Blue Ridge, canoeing or kayaking on the Little River, an easy bike ride or an advanced mountain biking experience, and skeet shooting with instruction if you need help. And of course, there is our Spring Open House wine reception when you activities are done for the day. Link: http://thedogs.com/events/spring-mountain-adventure-weekend.html
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Treetop Adventures at Mountain Lake Lodge Tours

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke VA An Aerial Adventure Course is a fun way to get outside, challenge yourself, and experience the exhilaration of climbing and riding zips through the trees in the forest. Sky bridges, swings, rope ladders and zip lines offer a range of challenges that are fun for both the novice, the super adventure seeker and everyone in between! Tours run at 10a 12p and 2p Link: http://www.mtnlakelodge.com/mountain-activities/mountain-lake-treetop-adventures
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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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Buchanan's Civil War History Weekend

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM Location: Downtown Buchanan History comes alive in downtown Buchanan!

See the flash, smell the smoke and witness the reenactment of General McCausland and his confederate troops fighting to secure the bridge delaying General Hunters fiery Raid of the Valley. You and your family are invited to explore one of the lesser known sites of the War Between the States in downtown Buchanan.

Stroll through Living History Camps, Sutler's Row, Take part in a Camp Dance or period Church service and explore Main Street where you will find the Cherry Blossom Arts & Crafts Show and Sale, Antiques, a Textile Show, gifts and places to eat .

Witness firsthand accounts of Buchanan's time during the war. Activities include special Field Trips for schools on Friday beginning at 9:00am, a street skirmish, and the Battle of Buchanan and more.
Link: http://www.townofbuchanan.com
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Community Autism Walk

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Fallon Park/Tinker Creek Greenway Come walk for a cause with Katie's Place. Link:
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Grandin Village Community Market

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

All LEAP markets accept AND double SNAP-EBT benefit
Link: http://www.leapforlocalfood.org
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Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon

Event image Time: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Elmwood Park America's Toughest Road Marathon takes to the streets April 26. Are you up for the challenge?

Choose from the full marathon, half marathon, or 10K (Star K).

Live music and food at the finish line.
Link: http://www.blueridgemarathon.com
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Listening to Frogs with Nature Investigations

Event image Time: 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM Location: Greenfield Park Join Nature Investigations for an evening stroll near wetlands and ponds to listen for the frogs of the season at Greenfield Park, Daleville. Besides learning a bit about frog ecology, we will learn how to gather scientific data for a national citizen project on frog surveys. For ages 6 and over. $5/person; registration required by e-mailing natureinvestigations@gmail.com or calling 269-569-5791 Link: http://www.natureinvestigations.com
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River Rock Youth Climbing Club

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

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

Spaces are still available - call the gym today to sign up or for more details.
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Fleet Feet Sports No Boundaries Path to 5K Program

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Location: Roanoke Valley Greenways No Boundaries is a 12-week beginner running and walking program sponsored by New Balance designed to prepare participants for a 5K (3.1 miles) event. The program is a path-to-5K plan allowing participants to run, walk/run or walk. No Boundaries teaches participants about the benefits of living an active and healthy lifestyle. Included with registration into the program, participants can expect:
•12 weeks of training for runners, walk/runners & walkers
•Three different workout times that fit your schedule: Tuesday/Thursday mornings at 8:30am; Tuesday/Thursday evenings at 6pm; Saturday at 8am
•Experienced coaches and mentors to support you along the way
•Educational clinics on topics such as nutrition, injury prevention and more!
•Cool New Balance training shirt & other goodies
•Opportunity to earn a very cool completion prize!
•Weekly Email Newsletter

The Spring No Boundaries Program will train for the Gallop 4 the Greenways 5K on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Workouts start February 17, 2014
Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/training/no-boundaries-beginner-walk-run
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Sunday, April 27th, 2014

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River Rock Belay Class

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

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

Course Prerequisite: participants must be at least 13 years old

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

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

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

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: Roanoke Parks and Recreation Experience the exhilaration of Virginia's newest aerial adventure course! Prepare for an adrenaline kick as you challenge yourself with over 30 elements including: sky bridges, swings, rope ladders and zip lines and more. You'll see through the forest in an entirely different light as you climb, crawl, and glide amongst the tree canopy. In addition to Tree Climbing we will also take a short hiking adventure in scenic Giles County. Fee includes all transportation, equipment and leadership.

Registration Fee: $59
Registration Deadline: April 13, 2014

For more information or to register online, please visit: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4527
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4527
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Coffee Pot Sunday Ride

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

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM Location: Downtown Buchanan History comes alive in downtown Buchanan!

See the flash, smell the smoke and witness the reenactment of General McCausland and his confederate troops fighting to secure the bridge delaying General Hunters fiery Raid of the Valley. You and your family are invited to explore one of the lesser known sites of the War Between the States in downtown Buchanan.

Stroll through Living History Camps, Sutler's Row, Take part in a Camp Dance or period Church service and explore Main Street where you will find the Cherry Blossom Arts & Crafts Show and Sale, Antiques, a Textile Show, gifts and places to eat .

Witness firsthand accounts of Buchanan's time during the war. Activities include special Field Trips for schools on Friday beginning at 9:00am, a street skirmish, and the Battle of Buchanan and more.
Link: http://www.townofbuchanan.com
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Monday, April 28th, 2014

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M3 Ride (Monday Mill Mountain)

Event image Time: 6:00 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 Yuenglings at Fork in the Alley Brick Oven Pub too ;) Starting Location: Pedestrian bridge over Roanoke River, River’s Edge Ride Distance: 10 Miles Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
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River Rock Yoga Class

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

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

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Location: Greenfield Park, International Parkway, Daleville, VA 24083 Through songs, movement, and our senses, Nature Investigations will guide young children in learning about the wonders of nature. These outdoor family programs at Greenfield Park, Daleville, are geared for ages 3-5, however younger (or older!) siblings are welcome to attend. Topics change every week. The cost is $4/child age 3 and over, no charge for adults or younger siblings. Registration is required by calling 269-569-5791 or e-mailing natureinvestigations@gmail.com. Link: http://www.natureinvestigations.com
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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

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Fleet Feet Sports Pub runs

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

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

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

All Pub Run participants are required to sign a waiver and carry identification with emergency contact information.
Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/pubruns
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Beginner Mountain Biking

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Bennett Springs Parking Lot, Carvins Cove (18+, 14+ with an adult) Get off the greenways and out into the woods. This program will start out with a run-down of 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 new Bennett Springs Loop trail across from the Bennett Springs Parking Lot. No experience is necessary. Participants must have a bike, helmet, and pass to Carvins Cove. 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. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4421
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Tuesday Tuneups

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Sharebike - downtown Roanoke Sharebike members now have access to a great bike education, building and repair opportunity hosted by board member John Johnson. Members have the option to make minor repairs and tune-ups to their bikes or even build new bikes from scratch from Sharebike's vast collection of new, reclaimed, and scrap bikes and parts. Prices range from $1 to $10 for parts, or $35 for an entirely new bike.

Tune-up Tuesdays provides new and experienced riders with the skills to maintain their bikes for safety and performance for a reasonable rate. Plus, you get the benefit of hanging out with other area cyclists and supporting the valley's only community bike shop.

Contact Sharebike.org or visit their downtown location for more information about becoming a member.
Link: http://www.sharebike.org
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Fleet Feet Sports No Boundaries Path to 5K Program

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Location: Roanoke Valley Greenways No Boundaries is a 12-week beginner running and walking program sponsored by New Balance designed to prepare participants for a 5K (3.1 miles) event. The program is a path-to-5K plan allowing participants to run, walk/run or walk. No Boundaries teaches participants about the benefits of living an active and healthy lifestyle. Included with registration into the program, participants can expect:
•12 weeks of training for runners, walk/runners & walkers
•Three different workout times that fit your schedule: Tuesday/Thursday mornings at 8:30am; Tuesday/Thursday evenings at 6pm; Saturday at 8am
•Experienced coaches and mentors to support you along the way
•Educational clinics on topics such as nutrition, injury prevention and more!
•Cool New Balance training shirt & other goodies
•Opportunity to earn a very cool completion prize!
•Weekly Email Newsletter

The Spring No Boundaries Program will train for the Gallop 4 the Greenways 5K on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Workouts start February 17, 2014
Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/training/no-boundaries-beginner-walk-run
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West End Community Market

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

All LEAP markets accept AND double SNAP-EBT benefits.
Link: http://www.leapforlocalfood.org
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Tuesday Night Rides at the Cove

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Location: Carvins Cove - Bennett Springs lot Meet for a sport-expert level ride, starting at 6 pm from Bennett Springs. 1000 ft, hemlock, upper comet and then back. Route will vary. Ride leader: Chris Clark Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
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Tuesday Afternoon Series

Event image Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Location: Mill Mountain Discovery Center (6-10) Nature Lab is a six-week series of environmental science lessons that supplement the home-schooled student’s curriculum through hands-on activities, outdoor exploration and crafts.
From flowers to rain showers, learn the science behind the changes that we observe in nature during spring. Weather, plant growth, insects, birds and habitat studies are some of the topics that we’ll explore. Class will not meet the week of April 20.
(6-10) we will meet every Tuesday from April 1 to May 13. Participants will partake in hands-on activities, outdoor exploration and crafts.

registration fee:$30
registration deadline: March 28

NO PROGRAM WILL BE HELD ON 04/22/2014 DUE TO HOLIDAY
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4496
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Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

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Roanoke Ultimate Weekly Pickup

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

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

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

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

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Meet at the AT parking Lot on VA 311 at Catawba Mountain (18+, 10+ with an adult) The boulders along the Appalachian Trail towards McAfee Knob afford the best bouldering in the Commonwealth. Grab your bouldering pad and some shoes and find out where the secret stashes of incredible climbing are in your own backyard! Fee includes use of group bouldering pads, climbing shoes, and instruction. Participants should have some basic climbing experience. Cost is $10, deadline to register is April 28th. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4414
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Learn to SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard)

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Departure Location: Public Works Service Center Come learn everything you need to know to get started in the exciting sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding. "SUP". Our American Canoe Associated (ACA) certified instructor will help you learn one on one, the proper stance for balance and control, essential paddle strokes and other techniques. Courses will be held on calm water, and no experience is necessary. Come with us to learn one of the fastest growing paddle sports in the world. All equipment, leadership and transportation are provided. Participants must be able to swim.

Registration Fee: $20.00
Registration Deadline: April 28, 2014
Link: http:// https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4509
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Thursday, May 1st, 2014

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Thursday Morning Series

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Mill Mountain Discovery Center
(6-10) Nature Lab is a six-week series of environmental science lessons that supplement the home-schooled student’s curriculum through hands-on activities, outdoor exploration and crafts.
From flowers to rain showers, learn the science behind the changes that we observe in nature during spring. Weather, plant growth, insects, birds and habitat studies are some of the topics that we’ll explore. Class will not meet the week of April 20.
(6-10) We will meet every Thursday from April 3 to May 15. We will join in on hands-on activities, outdoor exploration and crafts.

registraiton fee: $30
registration deadline: 03/30/2014

PROGRAM WILL NOT BE HELD ON 04/24/2014
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search?activity_id=4497
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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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Fleet Feet Sports No Boundaries Path to 5K Program

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Location: Roanoke Valley Greenways No Boundaries is a 12-week beginner running and walking program sponsored by New Balance designed to prepare participants for a 5K (3.1 miles) event. The program is a path-to-5K plan allowing participants to run, walk/run or walk. No Boundaries teaches participants about the benefits of living an active and healthy lifestyle. Included with registration into the program, participants can expect:
•12 weeks of training for runners, walk/runners & walkers
•Three different workout times that fit your schedule: Tuesday/Thursday mornings at 8:30am; Tuesday/Thursday evenings at 6pm; Saturday at 8am
•Experienced coaches and mentors to support you along the way
•Educational clinics on topics such as nutrition, injury prevention and more!
•Cool New Balance training shirt & other goodies
•Opportunity to earn a very cool completion prize!
•Weekly Email Newsletter

The Spring No Boundaries Program will train for the Gallop 4 the Greenways 5K on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Workouts start February 17, 2014
Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/training/no-boundaries-beginner-walk-run
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River Rock Yoga Class

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

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