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Friday Night Out Concert: Gerry Timlin

July 25, 2014 time: 6-7:30pm location: Henderson Lawn
Irish Folk music by Gerry Timlin will be featured at the Friday Night Out Concert series on Friday, July 25th at Henderson Lawn, weather permitting-- the rain site is the Old Dominion Ballroom in Squires Student Center. All "Friday Night Out" concerts are jointly sponsored by the Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts & Cinema and the Town of Blacksburg, as part of the 2014 Summer Arts Festival. For more information call 540-231-5921.

Blacksburg Farmer's Market

July 26, 2014 time: 8am-2pm location: Blacksburg Market Square
The Blacksburg Farmer's Market happens every week in Blacksburg Market Square (Saturdays only January - March, Wednesdays and Saturdays April - December). Come see live music, sample fresh harvested produce, or spin a hula hoop in the sunshine. More than a market, it's a community gathering place, with a full calendar of entertainment and educational activities. See for lots more information.

Blacksburg Market Square Jam: Wednesdays, 8-10pm

July 30, 2014 time: 8-10pm location: Blacksburg Market Square
Blacksburg’s Market Square Jam takes place on Wednesday evenings from 8-10 pm, June through September, in Market Square Park downtown on the corner of Draper Road and Roanoke Street. The Jam is an official Crooked Road affillated venue, and features traditional old time and bluegrass music. Presented by The Town of Blacksburg; see their Market Square Jam page for scheduled performers and more details.

34th Annual Steppin' Out

August 1, 2014 - August 2, 2014 time: 10am-10pm location: Steppin' Out Main Stage
Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. presents the 34th Annual Steppin' Out on August 1st and 2nd, a street fair featuring three live performance stages, sidewalk clearance sales by local merchants, over 200 artists and crafts people from all over the United States, great food, and at 6:30pm on Friday the notoriously fast downhill Draper Mile footrace, which could be won this year in barely over 4 minutes. See for schedules, parking shuttle information, booth applications, volunteer opportunities, performer bios, a full list of the many community sponsors, and lots more.

BelkGives Mobile Mammography at New River Valley Mall

August 2, 2014 time: Call 855-655-BMMC (2662) to schedule location: Belk at New River Valley Mall
The BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography unit will visit New River Valley Mall on Saturday, August 2nd, providing free mammograms to women over 40 that have not had a mammogram within the last year. See the "view 2014 tour dates" link at for additional eligibility requirements, locations, and other details. Appointment slots are limited- you must call 855-655-BMMC (2662) to schedule. This breast cancer screening and awareness event is organized by Belk and the Virginia Blue Ridge Affiliate of Susan G. Komen.

Classic movie: On the Waterfront

August 9, 2014 time: 3pm location: The Lyric Theatre
On the Waterfront, the Oscar-winning 1954 crime drama starring Marlon Brando and directed by Elia Kazan, will be presented at The Lyric Theatre on the afternoons of August 9th and 13th. This free event is part of the 2014 Summer Arts Festival.

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