Improving Quality of Life in Parkinson's Patients

Wednesday 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Carilion Clinic New River Valley Medical Center - Fireside Conference Room l 2900 Lamb Circle, Christiansburg, VA 24073

Come and join Carilion Clinic's Neurosurgeon, Gregory Howes, D.O., in a free community presentation to learn more about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for improving the quality of life in Parkinson's patients.  DBS uses a surgically implanted medical device to deliver carefully controlled electrical stimulation to precisely targeted areas in the brain.  Join us to learn about this procedure and see if it can help you or someone you love.

For more information or to register, please contact Carilion Clinic at 800-422-8482.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Blood Pressure Screening

Wednesday 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Christiansburg Recreation Center - 1600 N. Franklin Street, Christiansburg

Carilion Clinic Health Educators offer Free Blood Pressure Screening to your Community. This Event occurs every second (2nd) Wednesday of the Month from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Please contact Shenika Dillard at 540-731-2027, with any questions and/or concerns you may have.

Trunk or Treat / Health & Safety Festival at CNRV

Sunday 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center

Join us for an activity-packed afternoon! Put on your Halloween costume and enjoy the Trunk or Treat event at this year’s Health & Safety Festival! Decorate pumpkins and play games while learning about wellness and injury prevention. A Carilion Clinic Life-Guard air ambulance team will be there along with local fire and rescue responders and their vehicles. 

Sponsored and presented by Trauma Services at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center. For more information, contact Cassie McAllister, M.S.N., at 540-731-2422 or



Free bike helmet giveaway (child must be

present; first-come, first-served basis)

Free gift certificate to local restaurant for first

1,000 children

Car seat safety check and installation

Caricature artist

Balloon magician

Bounce house

Meet race car driver Matt Hagan/autographs

Texting-while-triking event

“Concussion” corn hole

Pumpkin decorating


» Dental health
» ATV safety
» Sports injury prevention with Christofer Catterson, M.D.
» Hunter safety with experts from Matt Hagan Outdoors
» Infant safety education
» Water safety with Christiansburg Aquatic Center
» FAMIS/Medicaid/Cover VA outreach
» Virginia Family Nutrition Program including WIC

Women's Brunch for Good Health

Saturday 10:00 am
The Inn at Virginia Tech | Blacksburg

A Good Laugh, A Good Cry, A Good Girlfriend

We encourage you to bring a girl friend for this year's Women's Brunch Event, featuring nationally recognized poet and professor, Nikki Giovanni.

Poet Nikki Giovanni is insightful, refreshing and finds ways to say what you feel about life and those closest to you. Since 1987, she has been on the faculty at Virginia Tech, where she is a University Distinguished Professor. Nikki is the proud recipient of seven NAACP Image Awards for her poetry. She has been awarded the Langston Hughes Medal for her work and she is the first recipient of the Rosa Parks Woman of Courage Award.

Registration: 10 a.m.

Brunch: 10:30 a.m. (the brunch menu will be available when you call to register).

Gift bags and door prizes included.

Registration required. Call Carilion at 800-422-8482 to register or for more information.

Learn More About Your Breast Health

Thursday 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Blacksburg Library | 200 Miller St. SW, Blacksburg

When it comes to breast health, Carilion Clinic wants to help you stay as informed as possible. We’re here to keep you up to date on the latest trends. Join us for an evening of valuable educational information about the role of mammography, recommended age and frequency of screening mammography, role of family history in breast health, breast density, and what to do if you find a lump.

Event is free. Call Carilion to pre-register at 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

Meet and Greet Recruitment Event for EMTs and Paramedics

Wednesday 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center, Near the emergency room entrance, 2900 Lamb Circle, Christiansburg, Va.

Are you an EMT or Paramedic Seeking Extra Income? If so, let's talk.

Please join us at our Meet and Greet Event to speak with managers and learn more about opportunities. We have openings on our Radford and Giles transport teams. Carilion Clinic offers comprehensive benefits and competitive pay, and we have current full-time and flex-time openings available. 

For More Information
Contact Jamie Ratliff at or 540-983-4139. 

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


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