Get your rain boots out because this weekend looks a little rainy and stormy! If you’re willing to brave the rain and not stay inside watching Netflix all weekend, we have put together a list of some fun activities in the NRV to check out this weekend. ENJOY!

Friday April 12, 2019

Easter Bunny Visits the Malls

New River Valley Mall presents the Easter Bunny Visits starting on Saturday, April 6, 2019 through Saturday, April 20, 2019.

Time: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location: New River Valley Mall – Christiansburg

Visits with the Easter Bunny are free though personal photography is not permitted.

For more information, visit: http://www.shopnewrivervalleymall.com/content/easterbunnyphotos

2019 Easter Egg Hunt on Horseback

Winterfrost Farm presents their 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Horseback starting on Friday, April 12, 2019 through Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Cost:

Adults (Ages 8 & Above): $45.00 (1 hour Easter Egg Hunt)

Kids (Ages 7 & Under): $25.00 (30 minute Easter Egg Hunt)

Location: Winterfrost Farm – Radford

To RSVP you can pre-purchase your tickets online at

http://www.winterfrostfarm.org/store/c7/Easter_Egg_Hunt_on_Horseback.html

For more information visit http://www.winterfrostfarm.org/events-at-ride-a-rescue-144521.html

All proceeds go to the Ride-A-Rescue program. If bad weather arises, the reschedule date is April 26th-28th. Right to reschedule due to weather is solely reserved for Ride-A-Rescue to decide.

2019 Virginia Tech Music Day: Ut Musica Faciam / That I May Make Music

The Moss Arts Center Student Ambassadors presents the 2019 Virginia Tech Music Day: Ut Musica Faciam / That I May Make Music on Friday, April 12, 2019 across Virginia Tech’s campus.

Members of the Virginia Tech community as well as the greater Blacksburg area will come together to share their sounds for the fourth annual Music Day. Musicians of all kinds will be featured at locations across campus including War Memorial Hall, Moss Arts Center Amphitheater, Newman Library Plaza, Lavery Hall and Dietrick Plaza/D2.

Time: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location: Virginia Tech Campus

Lavery Hall Plaza:

• 11:30 AM-12:00 PM: Jonathan Falls

• 12:00-1:00 PM: Kat Mills (acoustic guitar and voice)

• 2:00-3:00 PM: Tyler Pozarycki (guitar, bass guitar, and drums)

• 3:00-4:00 PM: The Noodle (classic blues, rock, and indie

• 4:30-5:30 PM: Julia Falon and Dan Warren (harp and flute duet)

• 6:00-7:00 PM: Aionian (rock and blues)

Newman Library Plaza:

• 11:00-11:30 AM: Dr. Moon (acoustic guitar and voice)

• 2:00-2:30 PM: Ayaan Kazeroun

• 5:00-6:00 PM: Emory Myers (acoustic guitar and voice)

• 6:30-7:00 PM: Robert Shelton (folk rock)

Owens Dining Center, Hokie Grill & Co. Entrance:

• 3:00-4:00 PM: Kappa Kappa Psi Band (pep band playing Hokie classics)

• 6:00-6:30 PM: Tonic (women’s barbershop quartet)

• 6:30-7:00 PM: The Perspectives (classic rock)

Dietrick Plaza / D2:

• 4:00-5:30 PM: Jared Stout Band (acoustic guitar and voice)

• 6:00-7:00 PM: Jonah Orevillo (jazz keyboard)

War Memorial Hall Plaza:

• 11:30 AM-12:00 PM: Sax’s Inc. (saxophone)

• 12:00-1:00 PM: Isabella Ulate (violin)

• 1:00-3:00 PM: Scott Gong (acoustic guitar and voice)

• 5:00-7:00 PM: Smoke N’Oakum (electronic)

Moss Arts Center, near the Alumni Mall entrance:

• 1:00-1:30 PM: Abhinuv Pitale (keyboard)

• 1:30-2:30 PM: The Chinquapin Hunters (regional and folk band)

• 2:30-3:00 PM: Forerunner (metal)

• 3:00-3:30 PM: Friend of the Three (indie and alternative rock)

• 4:00-5:00 PM: Timewave Zero (rock, alternative, and Americana)

The Cube in the Moss Arts Center:

• 6:00-7:00 PM: Highlands Jazz Quartet

** Please note that the performance schedule is subject to change. Admission is free and all are welcome.  All musicians are also invited to join in the event and jam on campus. The event is rain or shine.

For more information, visit: https://artscenter.vt.edu/experiences/vt-music-day-2019.html

2018 Drill Field Yoga: An Expression of Remembrance

Virginia Tech Rec Sports and In Balance Yoga present the 2019 Drillfield Yoga: An Expression of Remembrance on Friday, April 12, 2019 on the Virginia Tech Drillfield.

Time: 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location: VT Drillfield

This class is free and open to the public. Please be aware that you will have to supply your own yoga mat or practice on the grass.

For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/271305457085656/ or http://www.weremember.vt.edu/.

Saturday – April 13, 2019

2019 3.2 Mile Run in Remembrance

The 11th Annual Virginia Tech 3.2 Mile Run in Remembrance will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 beginning at 9:00 am starting outside War Memorial Hall.

Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location: War Memorial Hall – Blacksburg

On this day, the Virginia Tech community reflects on the vibrant lives of the 32 students and faculty who were tragically taken from us on April 16, 2007. This community run/walk throughout the campus of Virginia Tech strives to bring fellow Hokies together, to feel the support of the community, and to celebrate the lives of our friends and family members.

The 3.2 Run is free and open to the public.

To register online, visit: https://run.recsports.vt.edu.

Parking for the event is encouraged in the Perry Street parking lot and parking deck. For more parking information, visit: http://www.parking.vt.edu/

The event is rain or shine. Note: Please do not bring pets since it will be such a crowded event.

For more information, visit: https://www.recsports.vt.edu/announcements/18-19Announcements/3-2-remembrance-run-2019.html or https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2019/03/unirel-2019-run-in-remembrance.html

2019 Northstar Church Easter Egg Hunt

Northstar Church presents their 6th Annual Northstar Church Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Prices Fork Elementary School.

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location: Northstar Church – Price’s Fork

Egg Hunt Schedule:

• 10:30 am: 1-4 Year Old Egg Hunt

• 10:45 am: 5-12 Year Old Egg Hunt

Kids will enjoy a petting zoo, spring pictures, games, crafts and door prizes! Everything is free and all are welcome.

For more information, visit: http://northstarfamily.org/easter-egg-hunt-2019/ or https://www.facebook.com/northstarfamily/.

2019 Blacksburg Chocolate Festival

The Rotary Club of Blacksburg presents the 6th Annual Blacksburg Chocolate Festival on Saturday, April 13, 2019 in downtown Blacksburg, VA.

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Cost:

Individual Tasting Ticket: $1.00

Bundles of tickets vary from $10.00-$20.00

Location: Downtown Blacksburg

Taste your way through downtown Blacksburg with over 20 varieties of artisan chocolates, kids bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals, live music from Off Our Rockers and Sonic Camel and beer garden.

Chocolate tasting tickets are $1.00 each and bundles of tickets are also available to purchase.

To purchase advance ticket bundles, visit: https://www.blacksburgrotary.org/product/bundle-of-10-chocolate-tasting-tickets/.

All proceeds go right back into our New River Valley community through the philanthropy of the Rotary Club of Blacksburg.

For more information, visit: http://rotarychocolate.weebly.com/about-the-festival.html or https://www.facebook.com/blacksburgchocolatefestival/.

Hokie Village Fan Festival for 2019 Spring Football Game

The Hokie Village Fan Festival will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 before the 2019 Virginia Tech Spring Football game at Moseley Turf Practice Field beside Thompson Field and across from Lane Stadium.

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Cost: Free

Location: Moseley Turf Practice Field – Blacksburg

The Hokie Village is a fan and family-friendly festival that will give fans the opportunity to come to Blacksburg on home game days and provide them with free pregame entertainment. Hokie Village features inflatables, tailgating games, concessions, music from the Marching Virginians and appearances by Virginia Tech student-athletes including the Spirit Squads and HokieBird.

The Village will be held on the turf soccer practice field and can be accessed by both the Beamer Way gate entrance and the Thompson Field entrance.

For more information, visit: https://hokiesports.com/sports/2019/4/9/game-day-central-2019-spring-game.aspx.

2019 Native American Heritage Festival

The City of Radford presents the 9th Annual Native American Heritage Festival on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Bisset Park.

Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost:

Adults: $5.00

Youth and Veterans: $3.00

Location: Bissett Park – Radford

Schedule:

• 11:00 am – Gates Open

• 12:00 pm – Grand Entry

• 1:00 pm – Kevin Locke Performance

Enjoy Native American music, dancing with the Aztec dancers, world renowned hoop dancer, flutist and storyteller Kevin Locke, vendors, storytelling and demonstrations along the banks of the beautiful New River in Radford, Virginia! Traditional traders, crafters and food vendors will be on hand with authentic arts and crafts reflecting the cultural heritage of the different tribes of Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland.

The Grand Entry starting at noon will be a procession of many tribal affiliations, head dancers, elders and children. The Master of Ceremonies Lowery Begay will direct the activities in the dance arena and will explain the symbolism, protocol and spiritual meanings of the dances, regalia and drums to the spectators. Medicine Scout will serve as the Host Drum.

All dancers and drums welcome! There is also a $250.00 Luck of the Draw for dancers in full Regalia.

The event is rain or shine. Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the festival.

For more information, visit: or https://www.facebook.com/events/371420200120077/ or https://www.visitradford.com/events/event/native-american-heritage-festival-in-radford/.

Cinderella Project for Disadvantaged Teens (Free Prom Dresses & Suits)

The Blacksburg Junior Women’s Club presents the Cinderella Project on Saturday, April 13, 2019 and Sunday, April 14, 2019 at the YMCA at Virginia Tech.

Date: April 13, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location: YMCA at VT – Blacksburg

Last Weekend Dates:

• Saturday, April 13th, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

• Sunday, April 14th, 2:00-5:00 pm

You are cordially invited to find very own fairy godmother. The Cinderella project aims to give disadvantaged teens, both girls and boys, their fairytale prom.

There will be giveaways, dresses, suits, shoes and accessories to choose and take home for your prom.

The Cinderella Boutique and the Prince Charming Boutique are open whenever the YMCA is open.

For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/bburgjuniors or https://www.facebook.com/events/542812252883534/.

2019 Easter Extravaganza

LifePoint Giles presents their 2019 Easter Extravaganza on Saturday, April 13, 2019.3

Time: 12:00 – 3:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location: LifePoint Giles, Pearisburg

Join us for a fun filled Easter Celebration beginning at noon and ending at 3:00 pm. Enjoy a catered lunch, Easter egg hunt and other fun activities!

Catered lunch

• Fried chicken

• Mashed potatoes

• Green beans

• Mac and cheese

• Homemade strawberry shortcake

Activities for the Children:

• Easter egg hunt

• Crafts

• Other fun activities

For more information, visit: http://lifepointgiles.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/LifePointGiles or for questions email lifepointgiles@gmail.com or call 540-921-7123.

Grand Opening: Live Music with Larry Sigmon & Martha Spencer, Wound Tight, Gap Civil & More

County Sales presents their Grand Opening event, Live Music at the Community Market Stage featuring music from Larry Sigmon & Martha Spencer, Wound Tight, Gap Civil, Twin Creeks Stringband, Mountain Locomotive and Deer Creek Boys on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Floyd Community Market Stage.

Time: 1:00 – 7:00 PM

Cost: Free

Venue: Floyd Community Market Pavilion, Floyd

Music Line-Up:

• 1:00 PM – Larry Sigmon & Martha Spencer

• 2:00 PM – Wound Tight

• 3:00 PM – Twin Creeks Stringband with Eddie Bond

• 4:00 PM – Gap Civil

• 5:00 PM – Mountain Locomotive (Mac Traynham, Trish Fore and Chester McMillian)

• 6:00 PM – Deer Creek Boys

The Grand Re-Opening of County Sales, the world’s largest selection of old time and bluegrass recordings, is set for the weekend of April 11 – 14, 2019. The event will feature live music, meet and greets and special activities.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/uniquesoundofthemountains/

Link: https://www.facebook.com/Woundtightbluegrass

Link: https://www.facebook.com/Twincreeksoldtime

Link: https://www.facebook.com/gapciviloldtimeband

Links:

http://deercreekboys.co/

https://www.facebook.com/deercreekboysbluegrass

Admission is free and all are welcome.

There will be a sale on all County Sales inventory all weekend long starting Thursday through close of business on Sunday afternoon.

For more information, visit: https://www.countysales.com/blogs/news/county-sales-grand-re-opening-april-11-14-2019 or https://www.facebook.com/countysales or call 540-745-2001.

2019 Virginia Tech Football Spring Game

The Annual Virginia Tech Maroon vs. White Spring Football game will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Lane Stadium starting at 4:00 pm which has been officially announced by Virginia Tech Athletics.

Time: 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location: Lane Stadium – Blacksburg

This is your first chance to watch the 2019 Hokie football team. Saturday’s game will consist of a controlled offense vs. defense scrimmage with some limited special teams situations. Coach Fuente will dress the defense in Maroon (visitor) and the offense in White (home).

Following the Spring Game and a cooling off player for the players, players will be available for a post game autograph session on the field that will last an hour.

Concessions will be open and the University Bookstore will have their stadium stores open. Admission and parking are free. Seating and parking are first come, first serve basis. The game will be broadcast on the radio on 105.3 FM. Note: The clear bag policy will be in effect. All bags that enter Lane Stadium must be see through.

For more information on Lane Stadium policies, view the Lane Stadium Fan Guide at: http://www.hokiesports.com/football/fanguide.html.

For more information, visit: https://hokiesports.com/sports/2019/4/9/game-day-central-2019-spring-game.aspx or https://hokiesports.com/index.aspx?path=football.

Sunday – April 14, 2019

2019 Planting Festival

WhiteBarrel Winery presents their 9th Annual Planting Festival on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Time: 12:00 – 6:00 PM

Cost: Admission: Free

Tasting Ticket: $15.00

Location: WhiteBarrel Winery – Christiansburg

Help us celebrate the beginning of planting season here at Whitebarrel. Enjoy live music, local artisan and craft vendors, kids zone, food trucks, tastings from local wineries and breweries in a family friendly atmosphere.

Tasting tickets will be available for purchase. Tasting tickets will allow you to sample wines from our featured wineries including Blue Valley Vineyards, Villa Appalaccia and Whitebarrel Winery as well as beer from Sinkland Farms Brewery.

The event is dog friendly.

For more information, visit: http://whitebarrel.com/event/9th-annual-planting-festival/ or https://www.facebook.com/whitebarrelwinery or call 540-382-7619.

2019 NRV Hike for Hospice

Time: 1:30 – 4:30 PM

Cost:

Advance Registration:

• General Public: $25.00

• Students: $20.00

Day of Registration:

• General Public: $30.00

• Students: $25.00

Venue: Claytor Lake State Park – Dublin

Good Samaritan Hospice presents the 4th Annual NRV Hike for Hospice on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Claytor Lake State Park Picnic Shelter #1.

Schedule:

• 1:30-2:00 pm: Day of Registration & Pre-Registered Check-In

• 2:05 pm: Welcome & Gathering of Hike Groups

• 2:15 pm: Easy Hike (Option #1) and Advance Hike Depart

• 2:45 pm: Intermediate Hike departs

• 3:30 pm: Easy Hike (Option #2) departs

• 4:20 pm: Raffle Prize Drawing

There are four different levels of hikes and the hikes will be led by Claytor Lake State Park rangers and naturalists.

1. Easy Hike Option 1 & Option 2 – 0.75 Mile Walk

2. Moderate Hike – 2.00 Mile Hike

3. Advanced Hike – 3.00 Mile Hike

For more information, visit: http://hikeforhospiceva.com/nrv-hike-for-hospice/nrv-info/ or https://www.facebook.com/GoodSamHospice or https://www.facebook.com/events/330784634449629/or call the Good Samaritan Hospice Office at 540-776-0198 and ask for the Director of Development Mary Hodges.

To register online, visit: https://hikeforhospiceva.com/nrv-hike-for-hospice/nrv-registration-info/.

Dogs are permitted at Claytor Lake State Park as long as they are on a leash and have their rabies tag.

The event is rain or shine.

2019 Adult Easter Egg Hunt and Kids Hunt for Ages 0-12

Beliveau Estate Winery presents their 2019 Adult Easter Egg Hunt and Kids Hunt on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Time: 1:30 – 5:00 PM

Cost:

Adult Easter Egg Hunt:

• Advance Tickets: $10.00

• At the Door: $15.00

Kids Easter Egg Hunt: $5.00

Location: Beliveau Estate Winery – Blacksburg

Easter Egg Hunt Schedule:

• 1:30 pm: Kids’ Egg Hunts

• 3:00 pm: Adult Only Egg Hunt

If you think Easter Egg Hunts are just for kids, we think you are wrong! Join us for a very special adult only Easter Egg Hunt! Instead of just candy our eggs will be filled with over $500.00 worth of wine discounts, free gourmet pizzas, gift certificates, event tickets and more!

Eggs will be hidden across the property so come prepared do to some walking.

For the Adult Only Egg Hunt participants must be 21 or older. Note: Participants are limited to 10 eggs per person and must bring their own basket or bags. No bags or baskets will be provided.

For more information, visit: https://www.beliveauestate.com/calendar-of-events/ or https://www.facebook.com/BeliveauEstateWinery or https://www.facebook.com/events/309172613035121/ or call 540-961-0505.