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February 2018

Soul Food Sampling

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
St. Luke & Odd Fellows Hall, 203 Gilbert St
Blacksburg , VA 24060 United States
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Food is important to every culture; however, the role, ingredients, and traditions that define procuring, preparing, and consuming food differ as cultures develop over time and places. The Soul Food Sampling event will include a brief discussion on the history and traditions of soul food, the recollections of residents of the former New Town neighborhood where the St. Luke and Odd Fellows Hall is located, and samplings of traditional soul foods. Enjoy great food as we explore the origins of this cuisine that developed through the imposed privations of enslaved people as they persevered and prospered by creating “food families.” The remarkable cooks who devised the cuisine not only put food on the table but also made it taste good! Today, “soul food” describes certain tastes and ingredients as well as the traditions of survival, community cohesion, and caring family relationships. Guests will enjoy typical soul food in an atmosphere of lively conversation, informative discussions, and excellent examples of this truly American cuisine. Seatings are offered at Noon and 2 PM. Each seating will be limited to 18 people so purchase your tickets early. Tickets are $22.50 per person and can be purchased by clicking the button below. Sponsored by the Virginia Tech Foundation, the merchants of the North End Center, Downtown Blacksburg, Inc., Champs, and Blue Ridge Catering & Wikiteria. Soul Food Sampling Tickets: $22.50 per person CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

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December 2018

Once in a Lifetime Experience!

December 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Alexander Black House & Cultural Center, 204 Draper Road, SW
Blacksburg, VA 24060 United States
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$500,000-Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience at the Alexander Black House! Start your stay with a champagne greeting with the Executive Director. Enjoy a private all-access behind-the-scenes tour hosted by our Director of History and an Alexander Black descendant including access to the full unfinished house. An elegant private dinner will be served on Alexander's personal China catered by your choice of local caterer complimented by live harp music. Conclude your evening with an overnight stay in Alexander's bedroom. Wake up to a continental breakfast catered on Alexander's personal China by Our Daily Bread followed by tickets to a local event for that day. In addition, you will receive naming rights to a wing of the Alexander Black House! Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime experience in Blacksburg's Living Room! Choose your stay dates from the dates below. 

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