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‘Steppin’ Out’ for a good time in downtown Blacksburg

Blacksburg 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

Downtown Blacksburg celebrated the 35th Annual Steppin’ Out Summer Festival this weekend as thousands packed the streets to check out hundreds of vendor and food tents while listening to toe-tapping live entertainment coming from several outdoors stages. Streets were blocked off Friday morning for the two-day event, and the crowds that were small during the day swelled in late afternoon and into the night. Overcast skies kept August temperatures in the comfortable low 70s.


1The event is sponsored by the Downtown Blacksburg association that provided free admission, free parking, and free bus shuttle.

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Augusta County’s Oak Grove Theater 2015 summer season of plays

Oak Grove TheaterBy Lynn R. Mitchell

“Nestled among the stands of towering oak trees and rhododendrons, reposes one of our area’s most brilliant theatrical jewels and valuable community resources.” Oak Grove Theater, founded on land donated by Fletcher and Margaret Collins, continues with its summer season of plays held under the oak trees of Augusta County every summer since 1954.

The 2015 season lineup looks like another summer of fun and entertainment under the Shenandoah Valley stars just has it has been the past 60 years. Following is a description of the five plays followed by details about tickets and more information. See you under the oaks!

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