FREE FAMILY FILM FEST

Bring the family down to the Lyric at 10am on the following dates to enjoy a free family movie brought to you by Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. and the Lyric Theatre!

March 18- Disney's Beauty and the Beast (1991)

****NEWS FLASH***

Belle will be joining us for the movie so feel free to come dressed as your favorite Beauty and the Beast character!

After the movie enjoy lunch and shopping with the family in beautiful downtown Blacksburg!

SHOP & SAVE, DOWNTOWN

Rewards for Receipts!
Make the most of shopping in these cold winter months- bring your receipt from any downtown business into one of these participating merchants to receive a discount on your purchase.

310 Rosemont- 15% discount
Cafe de Bangkok- 15% discount on food
Champs Sportsbar & Cafe- 15% discount on food
Fringe Benefit- 15% discount
Frosty Parrot- Open Friday - Sunday. 20% off discount
Gobble Cakes – 15% off food
Greenhouse Boardshop – 10% discount
Heirloom Originals – 20% off
Mad Dog- 15% discount
Main Street Pharmacy- 15% off
Matrix Gallery- 10% off one non-consignment item
Next Door Bake Shop- 15% discount on food
Social House- 15% discount on food
Starkey's Medical Esthetics-15% discount
The Artful Lawyer - Spend $50 or more in the Gallery Store and receive a $10 DBI gift certificate
t.r. collection- 15% discount
Verizon in Kent Square – 15% off accessories

And don't forget to use your Downtown Loyalty Card to build even more benefits from shopping downtown!

100 DAYS WEDNESDAYS

Merchants in Downtown Blacksburg are offering FANTASTIC discounts for Virginia Tech Seniors carrying the 100 Days til Graduation card EVERY WEDNESDAY February 8- May 10, 2017!!!!

310 Rosemont - 20% off all full priced merchandise
Bollo's Café- 15% off
BookHolders- 15% off any apparel item
Brownstone Barber Shop- $3.00 off of our 15.00 cut
Cafe de Bangkok - 15% off food purchases
Eucalyptus Massage Therapy- $10 off massages
Fringe Benefit- 15% discount
Gillie's Vegetarian Restaurant- 15% off food purchase
Green's Grill and Sushi Bar- No up charge for substituting fries. Special happy hour 5-9pm
High Peak Sportswear-10% discount
In Balance Yoga- $8 drop in Wednesdays for VT Seniors! Applies to every Wednesday for each class on Wednesday through the 100 days until Graduation.
Lia's Hairstyling- 20% discount
Lyric Theatre- Free small popcorn with purchase of movie ticket and Senior Card
Mad Dog Boutique- 20% discount
Main Street Pharmacy- 15% discount
Matrix Gallery- 10% off any non-consignment item!
Mellow Mushroom- Free cheese bread with any pizza purchase
Next Door Bake Shop- 15% off food purchases
Social House- 15% off food purchases
Starkey Medical Esthetics- 20% off
Sycamore Deli- BOGO Buy one sandwich and get the same free (not valid with burgers)
THE UPS STORE- 15% OFF all Packing and Retail Supplies, incl. Greeting Cards to seniors with discount card on Wednesdays. SHIPPING CHARGES NOT INCLUDED.
t.r. collection- 20% off entire purchase

16 FROGS

The 16 Frogs is a public arts project with a social conscience. The frogs are designed to help restore and maintain Stroubles Creek through public education, inspired by art and informed by town history. Why 16? And why frogs???

The number is a reference to the 16 squares that formed the original plat of Blacksburg. Frogs are a beloved part of our natural environment in Southwest Virginia, and also an important indicator species for scientists and engineers. Frogs live in two environments – land and water – and have thin skin which can absorb toxic chemicals, radiation and diseases. When frog populations suffer or decline, it means the ecosystem they are living in is unhealthy.

Stroubles Creek, which is fed by tributaries that run through Blacksburg, is one of the most impaired waterways in Virginia. 16 life-sized bronze frog statuettes are being sited along the watershed, calling attention to the freshwater that flows under and around the streets of Blacksburg.

Created by noted sculptor Christine Kosiba, the bronzes are modeled after the native Green Frog, (Lithobates clamitans). Some rest on casts of Virginia’s native water lily, (Nymphaea odorata). They range from 6-12 inches in size, and sit on pavement, knee walls, stormwater drains, or sills.

The frogs will be enjoyed by toddlers on discovery, schoolchildren investigating stream ecology, runners, walkers, geocachers, history buffs, tourists, and arts patrons.


https://vimeo.com/153453237

16 Frogs is sponsored by Seek Education, Explore, and DiScover (SEEDS, Inc), Downtown Blacksburg, Inc., the Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation, Downtown Events,Inc. The Lyric Council, The Susan Garrison Fund of Sustainable Blacksburg, the Community Foundation of the New River Valley, and the Town of Blacksburg.

2017 Appalachian Studies Conference: EXtreme Appalachia!

Montgomery County will be filled with free exhibits celebrating Appalachia’s cultures and traditions the weekend of March 9 through 12. Visitors will find the area full of fiber arts displays, photography exhibits documenting the changing terrain, documentaries exploring the region’s altered landscapes, hands-on crafting and a dramatic performance based on local oral histories. The exhibits are hosted in conjunction with Appalachian Studies Association Conference. No conference registration is required, so explore the creative Appalachia from Montgomery County!

Click for the full public events schedule.//appalachianstudies.org/annualconference/files/2017-events-calendar.pdf

For specific information on Downtown Blacksburg Events please contact:

Laureen Blakemore, Director

events@downtownblacksburg.com

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