Community Event

Ceremonial Release of Burdens

Thursday 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Garden


Join us for a ceremonial release of handwritten burdens from the Burden Boat.

This event will take place at The Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Garden, on the Roanoke River Greenway outside Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital (CRMH).

The Burden Boat is an interactive work of art designed to help people release their burdens. The sculpture is on display in the atrium area of the lobby at CRMH, and the public is invited to write down their burdens and place them in the boat. The Burden Boat, created by artist, Kurt Steger, was acquired with contributions made to The Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program.

Learn more about the Burden Boat here.

“As the artist, I honor all those who have made the courageous choice to let go of something they may have held for moments, years, or a lifetime,” said Kurt.

At the Oct. 29 ceremonial release of burdens event that begins at 4 p.m., Chaplain Lisa Vineyard and artist Kurt Steger will lead a time of reflection while burdens are symbolically lifted.  

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.

Your One-Stop Job Shop

Thursday 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Carilion Clinic Human Resources, 1212 Third St., Roanoke, Va.

We’re Looking for Nursing Assistants and Clinical Associates.  Plan now to attend this employment event if you are interested in joining a team that puts the patient first. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about openings and interview with unit directors. Full- and  part-time positions are available and on-the-job training is provided. We encourage you to apply online at prior to attending the event.    
FOR MORE INFORMATION, call 800-599-2537 or email 
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity  

1st Annual TEACH Education Day

Wednesday 7:30 am to 2:00 pm
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Speaker: Dr. Sarah Bean of Duke University Medical University

TEACH Education Day offers three separate sessions of unique education on Feedback

No registration required

8:00-9:00 am:  It’s a 2-Way Street!: Giving and Receiving Effective Feedback 

Location: M203 VTCSOM

Audience: Students, Residents, and Fellows of Carilion Clinic, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and Jefferson College of Health Sciences

12:00-1:00 pm: Giving and Receiving Effective Feedback: Beyond the Feedback Sandwich

Location: M210 VTCSOM

Audience: Faculty of Carilion Clinic, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and Jefferson College of Health Sciences

1:00-2:00 pm: Looking in the Mirror: self-reflection, self-assessment, and direct observation

Location: M210 VTCSOM

Audience: Invited educational leadership faculty of Carilion Clinic, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and Jefferson College of Health Sciences

For more information, contact Shari Whicker (581-0316) or Sandy Dehart (581-0317).

Nursing Meet and Greet in Roanoke, Va.

Tuesday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Cambria Inn and Suites, Roanoke

As nurses, we all share a passion for what we do. And we want more nurses on our team to help us make a difference in the lives of others. Join us at our Meet and Greet to learn more about nursing positions in multiple locations: Tuesday, Oct. 13, noon - 5 p.m., Cambria Inn and Suites on Reserve Ave., in Roanoke. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Emily Allen at or 800-599-2537.  Equal Opportunity EmployerMinorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. To learn more about nursing opportunities, visit our careers page.


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

Cancelled: Positively Pink Parade and Party

Saturday 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Valley View Mall (Barnes and Noble entrance)

A Procession in Pink to Celebrate Life

***It is with tremendous regret that the 2015 Positively Pink Parade and Party is cancelled due to weather. We want to ensure everyone is safe this weekend. We hope you can join us next year!


Dress up in your most outlandish pink attire and parade with friends and family as we join together to raise awareness by remembering those touched by breast cancer and celebrating the many survivors.

Just Dance will get everyone moving, and then join the parade through Valley View mall beginning at 11 a.m., followed by A Taste of Valley View food sampling.

We'll have music, games, and of course the Pandora bracelet drawing! Purchase the $15 party bag which includes:

  • Pink ribbon bagel from Panera Bread
  • Chance to win a bracelet from Pandora
  • Ticket to a Taste of Valley View food sampling
  • Pink Parade event t-shirt, brought to you by Finks

All proceeds benefit the Every Woman’s Life program, which provides free mammograms to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured women in the Roanoke Valley.

Remember, you must positively wear pink!


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