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Blacksburg Leaf Collection

October 20, 2014 - December 1, 2014 time: 7am Mondays
Loose and bagged leaves will be collected for Town of Blacksburg refuse and recycling customers on the following schedule:

  • East side, Monday and Thursday trash pickup: Weeks starting 10/20, 11/3, 11/17
  • West side, Tuesday and Friday trash pickup: Weeks starting 10/27, 11/10, 11/24
  • Heavily forested areas: Week of 12/1
Loose and bagged leaves must be free of sticks and yard debris, and should be placed at the curb of a public street by 7am on the Monday of your collection week. Loose leaves will only be collected during this time period. Be sure to check Leaf Collection & Giveaway for details, or call Blacksburg Public Works at 540-961-1142.

The Blacksburg Square Dance

November 1, 2014 time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm location: VT YMCA Stuart Event Room
The NRV's community square dance and a ‘Crooked Road’ affiliated venue - Special Halloween weekend costume dance !! With caller Aaron Ratcliffe - music by ‘Happy Hollow String Band’ with fiddler Emily Reisinger – Appalachian roots music & dance at its best !!- held at the YMCA Y-Center, Stuart Event Room, 1000 North Main St., Blacksburg. No partner or dance experience needed. Be sure to check full details including the upcoming schedule on the dance page at www.daretobesquare.org.

Blacksburg Farmer's Market

November 1, 2014 time: 9am-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 www.blacksburgfarmersmarket.com for lots more information.

VT Mainstage Theatre Series: The Laramie Project Cycle

November 2, 2014 - November 20, 2014 time: Varies with date location: Squires Studio Theatre
The Virginia Tech Department of Theatre and Cinema presents The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later. In 1998, after a heinous and deadly hate crime against a college student in Laramie, Wyoming, members of the Tectonic Theater Project traveled to the town. Their mission was to collect interviews with locals in the aftermath of the national media swarm surrounding the event. The Laramie Project is made up of news reports and monologues from those interviews, as it explores themes of violence and prejudice against homophobia. The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later revisits the town in 2008 to interview the same residents featured in the first play. For ticket information and performance dates and times see VT School of Performing Arts Events.

Alexander Black House Old Time Jam

November 6, 2014 time: 7-9pm location: Alexander Black House
The Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation is launching the Alexander Black House Old Time Jam starting in October and running through May. Join the fun on the first Thursday of every month from 7–9 p.m. inside the house, 204 Draper Road, or out on the covered porch when the weather is warm. For more information on this and other Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation events see www.blacksburghistory.org or contact Rhonda Morgan at 540-558-0792 or rmorgan@blacksburghistory.org.

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