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BUZZ Watch Party stars YMCA of Virginia’s Blue Ridge 900 506 Michael Hemphill

BUZZ Watch Party stars YMCA of Virginia’s Blue Ridge

All are invited to our free “sneak peek” Watch Party on June 26 at the Grandin Theatre for our newest BUZZ featuring the YMCA of Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Our 33rd episode, this BUZZ airs June 28 at 7:00 p.m. on Blue Ridge PBS.

BUZZ Watch Party - YMCA of Virginia's Blue Ridge


About the episode:

The Y is known as a great place for a workout. From its wellness centers, pools and fitness classes, the nonprofit offers all ages and abilities the means to exercise the body.

But the body is just one side of a triangle that also features “mind” and “spirit.” At the YMCA of Virginia’s Blue Ridge, that means a focus on monthly luncheons for older adults, multicultural gardening experiences, free water safety classes for schoolchildren, and fun after school activities for kids seeking a safe space from gang and gun violence.

Helping fund these programs is the annual Keith Willis Society Reception, which gets a boost from BUZZ’ own video marketing.

Funding for this episode comes from Freedom First.

BUZZ Episode 17 previews Roanoke Arts Pop 1024 576 Michael Hemphill

BUZZ Episode 17 previews Roanoke Arts Pop

In March 2020, Roanoke Arts Pop! was the last big arts event in Southwest Virginia before Covid shut down the world.

A collaboration between 20+ arts and cultural organizations in the Roanoke Valley, Roanoke Arts Pop! resumes March 4-6, 2022, in downtown Roanoke.

In the first of a 6-part series – a partnership with the Roanoke Cultural Endowment and the City of Roanoke, Virginia – BUZZ previews the weekend-long event coordinated by the Taubman Museum as well as the participating nonprofits eager to resume in-person performances and exhibits, and the marketing professionals at LeadPoint Digital working to give arts in Roanoke more “buzz.”

Starring Center in the Square, Southwest Virginia Ballet, Mill Mountain Zoo, Roanoke Valley Children’s Choir, Salem Museum, Jefferson Center, Mill Mountain Theatre, Opera Roanoke, Virginia Children’s Theatre, Artemis Journal, CommUnity Arts Reach, Local Colors and Fashionista Roanoke.

We thank Freedom First Credit Union for providing sponsorship support of this episode!