Tuesday, September 01, 2009
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Outdoors calendar

Outdoors calendar

-- wednesday --

l New River Valley Bird Club

"Birding with Your Neighbors": Jim Phillips, naturalist for Pipestem State Park in West Virginia, will present a program on the birding opportunities in West Virginia.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Blacksburg Middle School, 3109 Price's Fork Road, Blacksburg

Cost: Free

Contact: Suzie Leslie, 951-3100, nrvbirdclb.org/

-- friday --

l Cruise-In

Vinton's Vin-tique Cruise-In with classic cars and trucks. Refreshments available.

When: 5 to 9 p.m.

Where: 130 block of Washington Avenue, Vinton

Cost: Free

Contact: 489-7100

-- saturday --

l First Saturday Bird Walk

Meet at 8 a.m. at the Glade Road entrance (one mile past the intersection of Glade Road and Shadow Lake Road). Bring binoculars if you have them, wear sturdy shoes and expect to cover about a mile of uneven terrain during this 2-hour walk. All skill levels welcome.

When: 8 a.m.

Where: Blacksburg Heritage Park and Natural Area, Glade Road, Blacksburg

Cost: Free

Contact: Suzie Leslie, 951-3100, nrvbirdclb.org/

l Fall Planning for Lawn and Garden

Mother Earth is Happier Green and Healthy -- Fall Planning for Lawn and Gardening Success. A day of lectures, giveaways, live radio broadcast with horticulturist Andre Viette.

When: 8 a.m.

Where: The Turf and Gardening Store, 101 Madison Ave., Roanoke

Cost: Free

Contact: 343-2428, mburton@landscapesupplyva.com

l Cruise-In

Classic cars, trucks, streetrods. Music, refreshments available.

When: 5 to 9 p.m.

Where: Berglund Chevrolet, Roanoke

Cost: Free

Contact: 344-1461

l Where are the Critters?

National Park Service Ranger Charles Wray will present an hour-long program on the habits and habitats of nocturnal animals of the region. A night hike will follow. Bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Otter Creek Campground, milepost 60.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Big Island

Cost: Free

Contact: (434) 299-5496

l Cinema On the Lawn: "Vertigo"

A psychological thriller masterpiece from 1958 directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring James Stewart and Kim Novak. Sandwiches, snacks, beverages and wine available for purchase. Bring blanket or seating. Coolers or outside food and beverages will not be permitted.

When: 8:30 p.m.

Where: Chateau Morrisette, 287 Winery Road SW, Floyd

Cost: $5

Contact: 593-2865, info@thedogs.com, www.thedogs.com

l Grand Classic Cruise-In

Anitiques, classics, hot rods, street rods, low riders and motorcycles. Music, refreshments available.

When: Parking begins at 3 p.m.

Where: Lower Kmart parking lot, 1000 Laurel St. N.E., Christiansburg

Cost: Free

Contact: Dale Echols, 320-1911, djechols@aol.com

l Drum Circle

The Roanoke Valley Drum Circle has a new home. Donations accepted. All are welcome.

When: 7 to 10 p.m.

Where: Grandin Gardens, Roanoke

Cost: Free

Contact: 293-4075

-- sunday --

l Mountain MusicFest

The Blue Ridge Parkway presents Labor Day Weekend Mountain MusicFest with Appalachian Heritage performing.

When: 2 p.m.

Where: Peaks of Otter Amphitheater, 85554 Blue Ridge Parkway, Bedford

Contact: 586-4496

-- monday --

l Labor of Love Walk

A Labor Day Walk for Children to benefit the school liaison program of Refugee & Immigration Services. The office helps hundreds of refugees and immigrants who have come to the Roanoke Valley for a better life. Come out at any time to walk. T-shirts will be provided.

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Wasena Park, Roanoke

Cost: $15 for adults, $10 students, $40 family

Contact: Beth Lutjen, 342-7561

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