What is "Be Kind, Blacksburg”?A week long series of events and activities promoting kindness and anti-bullying awareness. During this week we are encouraging acts of kindness within our community, schools, and workplace. Activities include FREE classes, panel discussions, speakers, and activities hosted by local businesses, and organizations. As well as pay it forward initiatives. “Be Kind, Blacksburg” is set for May 21st – 27th 2016.
“Be Kind, Blacksburg” EVENTS:
SATURDAY - SUNDAY: "The Wizard" musical production by Little Leapers & LEAP Performing Arts Academy. This original story, inspired by the book "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" is a positive, fun and engaging musical production. This community production has allowed 200+ performers to use their talents as a platform to speak out about bullying. It will be fun for the whole family! (When you pledge, you’ll save $5 on your ticket to the show!)
MONDAY: School Panel DiscussionWhat is your school doing? What are you questions for teachers and administrators on bullying. Plus, first hand experiences from people in our community.
TUESDAY: Story Time at Imaginations Toys
WEDNESDAY: Internet Safety with Tina Merrit at Center for Arts
THURSDAY: Work Place Bullying & The Law @ Studio 2.0, 12:00 PM . Rackspace's HR professional, Meghan Dembrosky, will be speaking about bullying in the workplace. She will provide insights from a corporate perspective on how Rackspace handles workplace bullying, with a large focus on how to create a workplace culture that doesn’t facilitate the promotion of bullying behaviors to begin with. Sometimes, bullying crosses lines and damage is done or threatened, and legal help is needed. Technology also often aids bullies, providing greater access to their targets and more expansive opportunities for harassing conduct, via email, text and social media. James Creekmore, owner of The Creekmore Law Firm, will tell us what protections and remedies the law offers against bullying and will identify the legal avenues for relief that are available to assist targets of such conduct.
Visit our Booth at Up on the Roof!
FRIDAY: Self DefenseBlacksburg Boxing : 3-4pm FREE SELF DEFENSE BOXING CLASS: Learn the basics of boxing to be able to defend yourself!
LOCAL DISCOUNTS: When you show proof of pledge / wear your "Be Kind, Blacksburg" StickerLittle Leapers & LEAP Performing Arts Academy- $5 off your Ticket to "The Wizard"Top of the Stairs - 10% off food orderPK's Bar & Grill- 10% off food orderChamps Sports Bar and Cafe- 10% off food order.Next Door Bake Shop - 20% offSocial House - 20% off food orderSharkey's Blacksburg- 1/2 off of an appetizer or a desert purchased for someone else.Imaginations Toy & Furniture Co. - 10% your purchase
***Where to get your sticker? Find our Be, Kind Ambassadors!***Little Leapers Dance StudioImaginations ToySouth Main Chiropractic - Chris BaluzzoSocial House Next Door Bake ShopAnnie Kay'sTop of the StairsPK's Bar and GrilleNational Counseling Group - Holli Smith Virginia Tech Geo Sciences Department - Summer CatonDance.Tech - Paige Godwin Amodeo Photography - April AmodeoInterior Design Solutions - Bonnie Lyons VCOM - Jenna NicolsCampus Automotive - Jessica Walker...- Cori Sterk... - Sara Hess