The following calendar is for local government meetings and downtown events that have been approved or sponsored by the town. For a comprehensive listing of special events in Blacksburg, or to post your own event to a community calendar visit stepintoblacksburg.org.
- Date: 09/19/2017
Sustainability Week is week-long slate of events held each year by the Town of Blacksburg in partnership with Virginia Tech and Sustainable Blacksburg, a local citizens’ group. This year, Sustainability Week will feature nearly 30 events.
Details for the full schedule of this year’s Sustainability Week events can be found at http://sustainableblacksburgva.org/events/sustainability-week-2017/.
For more information, contact Carol Davis, Sustainability Manager, Town of Blacksburg, at email@example.com or 540-443-1617.
Events for Tuesday, Sept. 19
Service Project – Invasive Species at Stadium Woods
Parking permit may be needed, park near the Virginia Tech Police Station on Sterrett Drive, gather on pathway next to police station (leads to Stadium Woods).
Come help remove the invasive species that are threatening this stand of old growth forest right on the edge of the Virginia Tech Campus. Thorns aplenty so dress accordingly. Close toed shoes are a must. If you have your own loppers/pruners and/or leather gloves, please bring them. Leaders from the NRV Master Naturalists will be on hand to guide you. *Kid/family friendly, but may not be suitable for families with younger children (poison ivy present and lots of thorns).
Free Yoga at Hahn Horticulture Garden
Pavilion at Hahn Horticulture Garden, 200 Garden Ln.
Join the Blacksburg Yoga Collective at Hahn Horticulture Garden Pavilion for free yoga. Seventy-five minute basic Hatha flow. All levels are welcome. Bring your own mat; a limited supply will be available for you to borrow. *Kid/family friendly
Rocky Forge Wind – Virginia’s First Wind Farm
New Classroom Building – Room 170 (Corner of West Campus Drive and Perry Street)
Virginia’s first wind energy farm is actively being developed in Botetourt County and is expected to power up to 20,000 homes annually. Join the Office of Sustainability and Apex Clean Energy to learn more about the project, long-term economic and environmental benefits, and to meet the team behind the development.
For more information, visit Rocky Forge Wind Project
Week Long Events: Sept. 16-24
Kids’ Activities Passport
This year for Sustainability Week we are offering something new – a passport to all the activities that are kid/family friendly. Kids who participate in at least four Sustainability Week activities (initialed by parent/teacher) will receive a special prize. Please visit the website and look for *kid/family friendly" to find all the fantastic events you and your kid can attend.
Passports can be picked up at the SEEDS Office/Price House Nature Center, 107 Wharton St., SE, the Blacksburg Children’s Museum, 1470 S. Main St., Suite 106, the YMCA Thrift Store, 1000 N Main St., or Imaginations Toy and Furniture, 1531 S. Main St. If you would like the passport emailed to you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent at all Sustainability Week events. Prizes for completed passports can be collected at any of the places where passports were distributed, or at the Town of Blacksburg Sustainability Office at 141 Jackson St.
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Friday and Saturday, 7 and 9:15 p.m.; Sunday, 3, 7, 9:15 p.m.; Monday, 10 a.m., 7 and 9:15 p.m.; Tuesday - Thursday, 7 & 9:15 p.m., The Lyric Theatre, 135 College Ave.
A decade after "An Inconvenient Truth" (2006) brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. A sequel to "An Inconvenient Truth," the follow-up documentary addresses the progress made to tackle the problem of climate change and global efforts to persuade governmental leaders to invest in renewable energy. Rating PG. Run time 98 minutes
For more information, visit An Inconvenient Sequel.