On Saturday April 28 at 12:30pm The Lyric Theatre will be the place to be- the place to release your inner princess! The event will take place to mark the end of the first annual National Princess Week celebration which was recently announced by Julie Andrews. National Princess Week serves to highlight Julie Andrews longtime dedication to nurturing every child’s unique spirit, as demonstrated throughout her career on stage, screen and through her children’s book endeavors.
Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. and The Lyric Theatre present their own, slightly modified,version of a National Princess Week activity with their “Girls Can Do Anything” event. The focus for this event is that of “Girl Power”, celebrating the princess like qualities in all girls- strength, ability, loyalty, service and creativity. The website “30 Ways to Celebrate National Princess Week” includes fun, light hearted activities including practicing a royal wave or perfecting your curtsey. The Girls Can Do Anything event places emphasis on the activities relating to the more admirable qualities of modern day, real life princesses. The site recommends learning about our modern-day princesses and what causes they support and being charitable; suggesting that you pick a charity or cause you are passionate about, and make a donation or offer to volunteer.
The charity chosen to benefit from this special event was The Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley- a non-profit, human service agency with the purpose of providing programs and services to adult and child victims of domestic and sexual violence.
The event will begin with an opportunity for participants to meet and talk with “Girls” from many career paths- from Town Council member to Police Officer; from Paramedic to Baker; from Engineer to Veterinarian. A real chance to find out first hand about the many and varied educational and career opportunities which are available to all girls. The event will conclude with a showing of the movie “The Princess Diaries”. With plenty of fun including a “Princess Power Walk” around the stage open to all who wish to participate, and an overriding message to BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, the Girls Can Do Anything event is not to be missed. See you there!
12:30pm Doors Open
12:30- 1:15pm Crafts, cupcakes& activities in the lobby& the theatre, chat with “Career Girls” from all types of jobs and backgrounds
1:05pm Science Spectacular Show- by Alma Robinson, VT Physics teacher
1:15pm Princess Power Walk on the Lyric Stage- all are welcome to join the parade! Trumpet Fanfare provided by Mr. Jim Flowers.
1:30pm Welcome- by Pat Brown from the Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley, Raffle drawing followed by the Movie- “The Princess Diaries”
Susan Anderson Blacksburg Town Council & Senior Math Instructor
Ania Bozek VT Student& Womanspace Leader
Pat Brown Womens Resource Center
Meghan Byrnes Veterinarian
Aivey Charoensombut-amorn Baker & Restaurant Owner
Pie Charoensombut-amorn Chef & Restaurant Owner
Catie Davis Physical Therapist, Amedysis Home Health
Ashleigh Dunn Doctor/Professor
Sydney Gay Physicians Assistant, Lewis Gale Montgomery
Monica Goyanko Registered Nurse
Leslie Hager- Smith Vice Mayor, Blacksburg Town Council
Michele Johnson Target Employee
Jessica Jones Founder: Burnt Creative Market
Anne McClung Planning and Building Director, Town of Blacksburg
Kumbie Madondo CDC program evaluator consultant
Rachael Morris School Based Clinician at NRV Community Services
Cecile Newcomb Blacksburg Town Council
Erin Purdy Blacksburg Police Department
Alma Robinson Physics Teacher
Stacey Schellhammer Flight Nurse for Life-Guard, Air medical Helicopter
Alyssa Seidorf VT Student& Womanspace Leader
Ashley Smith Civil Engineer
Ellen Stewart Farmer
Sarah Walker Paramedic Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad
Tickets are $5 and are available in The Lyric Theatre box office and in Next Door Bake Shop. Proceeds to the Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
Next Door Bake Shop, Target, Ameriprise Financial- Smith & Associates, Blacksburg Junior Women’s Club, NRV Macaroni Kid, WDBJ7, Nest Realty, Susan Anderson
Believe in yourself! Only then can you truly let your sparkle out for all the world to see!