September 9-18, Welcoming Week brings New River Valley neighbors of all backgrounds together to build strong connections and affirm the importance of welcoming and inclusive places.  The YMCA at Virginia Tech is proud to host our 2nd annual Welcoming Week with support from the Town of Blacksburg, Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library, local businesses, community groups and individuals.

For this 10th anniversary of the national Welcoming Week, join in at a variety of family-friendly activities and events designed to celebrate every member of this community.  Be welcomed, and welcome others, because this is “Where We Belong!” CLICK FOR DETAILS

YMCA’s Youth Art Exhibition and Competition is a part of “Welcoming Week”, a nation-wide initiative by our partnering organization Welcoming America. This initiative brings together community members of all backgrounds to uphold the inclusivity of all people.
Art is everywhere and can be a prominent aspect of our lives. We wanted to give the opportunity for creative youth to submit artwork demonstrating their enjoyment and talent in the activity. The competition’s theme, “Welcoming and Belonging,” ties into “Welcoming Week” by promoting positivity and diversity in our community. We hope that this exhibition will display appreciation and kind regard to everyone in our community, no matter where they are from.

Art work will be displayed in the Blacksburg Library. CLICK FOR DETAILS

We are excited to announce the 53rd annual YMCA Craft Fair will take place! The event is scheduled for November 11-12, 2022 and will return to a fabulous venue- The Christiansburg Recreation Center, 1600 N Franklin St, Christiansburg, VA 24073

Craft Fair Hours:
Friday, November 11 from 11:00am-7:00pm
Saturday, November 12 from 9:00am-4:30pm



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