Hokie Bird Easter Egg hunt
Virginia Tech and the Hokie Bird are hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15 at 11:30 a.m. shortly before the school’s softball and baseball contests. Admission is free and will be held at the turf field across the street from Lane Stadium.
Spring game April 22
The Maroon-Orange Spring Game kicks off at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 22. Plans for the game call for the squad to participate in four 12-minute quarters (running clock). The Orange squad (offense) will be on the home sideline, with the Maroon squad (defense) on the visiting sideline.
The quarterbacks, who will be wearing gold jerseys, will not be tackled. Each team will receive one timeout in the last two minutes of each half. Expect a 10-minute intermission.
Special teams will be limited in this setting to reduce the risk of injury. There will be no rush on field goals and extra points. In punting situations, only the punter, snapper and return man will be on the field with the ball being placed where the return man fields the ball. There will be no kickoffs. The ball will be placed automatically at the 35-yard line following scores.
Here’s a breakdown of the scoring system for the spring game – with only one score possible per drive.
Touchdown = 6 points
Extra Point = 1 point
Field Goal = 3 points
Turnovers = 7 points
3 and out = 3 points
Stop = 1 point
Kung Fu classes for kids
The Christiansburg Recreation Department is holding Youth Kung Fu classes starting April 25. Dragon-Tiger-Eagle Kung Fu is a system of martial arts and self-defense that helps children improve their fitness and flexibility, while building confidence and learning about discipline.
The fundamental elements of this class will include tumbling, grappling, kicking and punching. The class is led by Sixth Degree Black Belt, Dr. Matthew F. Kowelski.
The class is for ages 7-12 and will consist of eight-weeks of course. Registration ends April 20.
For more information or to register, call 382-2349.
5k Run/Walk May 20
The second annual Stillborn Speak 5k Run/Walk on the Huckleberry will be held Saturday, May 20 at 8 a.m. The event will start and end at the Christiansburg Recreation Center and will include five female and five male age groups.
Awards will be given for the top female overall, top male overall, and for the top two of each age group. Age groups are 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50+.
There will also be a 1-mile run beginning about 8:15 a.m. and is for ages 12 and younger. Awards will be given to the top two females and the top two males in the 1-mile run.
Check-in begins at 7 a.m. in the Christiansburg Recreation Center back parking lot.
All proceeds go to support the mission of Stillborn Speak non-profit. Entry fee for the 1-mile walk is $5, and $20 for the 5K.
For more information or questions, contact Corey Earles at firstname.lastname@example.org.