Girls Can Do ANYTHING!

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”

Career Girls

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


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!

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