Community Event

Eat Right, Be Fit, Reduce Your Risk

Tuesday 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op- Grandin Road

Learn how to make mindful, active, and evidence-based diet and lifestyle choices to optimize health and wellness while reducing your risk of cancer. A review of the latest cancer prevention guidelines will be provided. Share in a discussion about how you can implement the latest strategies. Sign up at the registers, call 540-343-5652, or email

Herb Basics

Thursday 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Carilion Clinic Westlake Center | 35 Medical Court | Hardy, VA

Carilion Clinic is sponsoring a class on herb basics. The class will include soil preparation and planting demonstration.

This is a free event, and no registration is required.  For additional information, call Carilion Clinic at 800-422-8482.

Gluten-Free Expo

Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Tanglewood Mall | 4420-A Electric Road | Roanoke, VA 24018

If you are living with gluten sensitivity, gluten intolerance, or celiac disease, the expo is the place to be. The expo will feature vendors with a variety of delicious gluten-free foods to sample, as well as healthcare experts on hand to answer your questions and help you make the healthy choices you need to live a gluten-free lifestyle.

1st Annual Student EKG Screening at Virginia Tech

Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Virginia Tech | McComas Hall | Blacksburg, VA

The Ryan Lopynski Big Heart Foundation is committed to the prevention of sudden cardiac arrest in young adults. The Foundation is dedicated to facilitating youth heart screenings and foster awareness to schools, athletes, coaches, families and members of the community. The goal of the Foundation is to save lives and empower others to support the cause.

To learn more about this event, visit


Pigg River Ramble

Saturday (All day)
Wade Park | 701 Wade Park Road | Rocky Mount, VA

Saturday's events at Wade Park include an 8-mile float down the "Mighty Pigg" and the legendary "Ledge." A mandatory race meeting will take place at 10 a.m. Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital sponsors kids activities and post-race festivities, so bring chairs or blankets.

Visit for more information and to pre-register.

Macy McClaugherty School 5K Tiger Run

Saturday 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Macy McClaugherty School | Pearisburg, VA

The Macy McClaugherty School is sponsoring a 5K run celebrating the Giles High School Spartans Football State Championship and Macy's new Tiger Track.  Proceeds will benefit the United Fund of Giles County.

Download your registration form at

Sponsors include:  Macy McClaugherty School, SRTS, Town of Pearisburg, Carilion Giles Community Hospital, and Pearisburg Food Lion.



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