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41st Annual YMCA Crafts Fair

The Y Crafts Fair will be held at University Mall on Nov. 12-14. More than 80 vendors will display handmade, quality crafts that make unique gift and holiday items for all. Featured will be fine art & photography, jewelry, glass, metal, glass and wood works, leather, pottery, candles and soaps, textiles, furniture, toys, and so much more. Admission is free but donations of non-perishable foods are welcome for the Interfaith Food Pantry. Autographed by Beamer Hokie quilt will be raffled. Proceeds from the Y Crafts Fair support the YMCA at VT's mission to strengthen community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

A Walk for Sunshine - Appalachian Trail Movie Premiere

Saturday, November 13, 3pm; Lyric Theatre. Author, adventurer and story teller Jeff Alt, takes you along with him on a 2,000 mile hike along the Appalachian Trail, in this documentary, with hilarious and engaging tales, stunning photography, and music. Adults & Teens-$10.00, Children under 12-$5.00. Advance Tickets available at Blueridge Mountain Sports-Blacksburg (540) 953-7060, or at the Lyric Theatre an hour before show time. 1/2 of ticket proceeds benefit the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

Virginia Tech Rec Sports Instructional Gymnastics Open House

Saturday, November 13, 10 am & 11 am. Children interested in taking instructional gymnastics classes are encouraged to come with their parents to meet the instructors and learn about the Gymnastics program. The classes are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required but encouraged so we know how many people are coming. Maggie Moo's will be present with free samples. Check-in for TOTs and Tumble Foundations starts at 10 am. Check-in for basic and advanced classes begins at 11 am.

eCorridors launches Accelerate Virginia

An innovative broadband mapping application and new web portal, developed by Virginia Tech faculty and staff members continues to receive national attention as the federal government identifies high-speed Internet access as a critical tool for helping to jump start the economy. more details

Blacksburg Newcomers Club Monthly Meeting

Second Tuesday of each month from September-May. Members provide a warm welcome to the New River Valley with monthly programs, special events, projects to help local charities, and interest groups to share hobbies. Meetings are held at Luther Memorial Church at 600 Prices Fork Road on the corner of Tom's Creek and Prices Fork Roads in Blacksburg. Residents may join at any time after moving to the area for a fee of $20 which includes monthly programs and newsletters. Childcare is provided at general meetings for a fee and residents from all over the New River Valley are welcome!

Broadband Mapping Initiative

The Virginia Tech eCorridors program is supporting an assessment of broadband access to determine the ways in which businesses are connecting to, and using broadband technologies (services and applications). Results from the assessment will be integrated into the Commonwealth's comprehensive broadband mapping initiative that is currently underway and will provide the basis for future broadband policy and training initiatives. eCorridors urges business owners to take advantage of this opportunity to participate in Virginia's statewide assessment of broadband connectivity and access. To participate in the online survey, please visit Should you prefer to complete a phone or paper survey, please contact Caroline Stolle at the Center for Innovative Technology: or 804-692-2558.

The Experiential Gallery at Kent Square

The Experiential Gallery for creative technologies is an example of the collaboration of the arts, technology and education at Virginia Tech in support of the university's new Center for Creative Technologies in the Arts and the Arts Initiative. Interactive, new media exhibitions are on display in 216 Kent Square from 10am to 3pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Click Your Way to Better Health

Psychologists in Virginia Tech's College of Science are seeking participants for a newly developed free Internet program that helps people make permanent lifestyle changes to improve their health. "Guide-to-Health" provides the skills, support and information people need to increase physical activity, eat more nutritiously, and prevent weight gain. Participants must be 18-64 years of age, not physically active, and have access to the Internet. To learn more, or to register, visit

Blood donors are needed... the New River Valley Donor Center, now located in Suite 200 at Kent Square, 250 South Main Street in Blacksburg. Please call 540-961-2302 or 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) for an appointment. See the Greater New River Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross for more information.

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