Skater Moms of The Star City Roller Girls

International Sales Rep for Optical Cable Corporation and mom of two boys, Vivian De Los Santos, was speaking with her boss one day when he suggested that she should try roller derby. Vivian did not know much about the sport, although she remembered back to when she was 13 years old growing up in Panama,…
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Star Games 2016: a Mother & Son Adventure

Tickets | Check In | Teams | Events | Scoring | Location & Parking | Misc Tickets I want to attend Star Games! How do I get tickets? Yay! We’re happy to have you! Tickets are available on eventbrite here. We will stop selling tickets on July 13 so we can insure that we’ll have enough supplies for…
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Local Fourth of July Festivals and Fireworks

Where is the best local spot to watch fireworks on our nation’s birthday?  We’ll let you be the judge.  Below are the times and locations of firework displays throughout the valley.   Blacksburg Community Band 4th of July Concert Location: Blacksburg Municipal Park (Caboose Park), 920 Turner Street, NE, Blacksburg, VA 24060 Time: Concert starts…
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Growing Up in the Valley Night at the Salem Fair

Come back in June 2017 to claim Growing Up in the Valley’s Salem Fair Coupon! See the full fair schedule here
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Fit Family Challenge Free Events

2016 Fit Family Challenge FREE Classes and Activities MUST SHOW FFC REGISTRATION EMAIL TO ACCESS ALL EVENTS!   Roanoke Greenway Tour at Roanoke Greenway MUST REQUEST GREENWAY TOUR CARD BY EMAILING JOSH@GROWINGUPINTHEVALLEY.COM ANYTIME – 10 DIFFERENT TOURS!   30 Minute Jump Time at Launching Pad May 9, 12, June 6, 9 3 PM – 8…
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Fit Family Challenge is Coming!

      What is the Fit Family Challenge? It’s a Challenge to get healthy and keep your kids active too. We know! So we designed the Fit Family Challenge to make it more fun and rewarding for everyone! The Fit Family Challenge is a no-cost healthy lifestyle program for families. This year, we’re taking…
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Winter Camps in Roanoke Round Up

As the holidays draw closer, I can’t stop thinking about one thing. How in the world am I going to keep my kid busy during winter break??   I am a parent of a new kindergartener, so you’d think I remember from the past 4 years, but school has spoiled me and my child! She…
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New Year’s Eve Gala

    Buy Tickets HERE GENERAL ADMISSION IS ONLY $5 and BEGINS AT 7PM! The fun begins at 7PM and ends with a “midnight” toast at 10 PM. Tons of family entertainment including: Carriage Rides (outside) Balloon Art Face Painting Jump House Inflatable Twister Carnival Games Casino Games Music and Dancing And much more… Celebrate the…
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5 Safety Tips for TRICK-OR-TREATING this Halloween!

For many children (and adults!) Halloween is one of the most exciting nights of the year!  But trick-or-treating can be dangerous if kids and parents aren’t careful… We want all of our readers to be safe this Halloween, so the folks here at Growing Up in the Valley wanted to remind you of some important trick-or-treating…
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Events in the Valley: Movies for the Summer

Spend some of those lazy summer days enjoying a movie on the big screen! The valley has tons of options if you want to catch a flick, free family movie nights, a old-fashioned drive in, you can even watch movies while you swim! Regal Theatre $1 Movies See recently run children’s movies (all G or…
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