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Drillfield Series for alumni
Virginia Tech Drillfield Series for alumni
For 2011, we're rolling out a series of weekend programs exclusively for alumni and their families. The series will feature fun and interesting topics—fine dining, photography, environmental sustainability, the arts, science exploration, and Blacksburg's annual Steppin' Out summer festival—paired with specially discounted accommodations at the Inn at Virginia Tech.

Food for thought: Entertaining with fine wine and creative cuisine
Feb. 18-20, 2011

Join us for an elegant and informative weekend of wine and fine cuisine. Learn about the wine industry, tourism, and production. Stroll through our food stations, where hospitality and tourism management students prepare foods matched with just the right wine. We'll top it all off with a special dance demonstration and a night of dancing to live music.

Focus on photography: Learn from the masters
March 25-27, 2011

Do you want to take better pictures of your family, friends, and favorite scenes? Are you wondering what kind of camera to purchase to produce better photographs? Are you tired of red-eye and silhouettes produced by traditional flash? If you are looking for the answers to any of these questions, this seminar is for you. Learn everything you need to know about photography from our master photographers.

Sustainability in gardening, crops, urban forestry, livestock, and food safety
June 16-19, 2011

Join faculty as they share their expertise in sustainability efforts on campus and around the commonwealth. The weekend will feature faculty from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Natural Resources and Environment, and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM). Faculty presentations and tours of Kentland Farm, the Hahn Horticulture Garden, and the Catawba Sustainability Center will allow participants to witness sustainability efforts in action.

Off-off-Broadway: A behind-the-scenes look at theater arts
July 1-3, 2011

Come back to campus this summer and experience the arts at Virginia Tech. This family-friendly experience will give participants the opportunity to meet talented faculty and students and learn about the new and exciting things happening in the School of Performing Arts and Cinema. Experience theater design firsthand by attending a theatrical production and taking a backstage tour. Live, learn, and love the arts at Virginia Tech!

Steppin' Out at Summer Around the Drillfield
Aug. 4-7, 2011
The always-popular Summer Around the Drillfield is a chance for alumni, family, and friends to visit Virginia Tech for a closer look at research and student life and to experience some of the New River Valley's outdoor attractions, including Blacksburg's Steppin' Out festival. Enjoy the offerings from more than 185 artists and crafts people, featuring handcrafted items, artisan foods, and three stages of live performances. This year's program also features presentations of observational astrophysics at the Martin Observatory, tours of VMRCVM, and a visit to historic Mountain Lake. Come enjoy Virginia Tech at the Summer Around the Drillfield's 21st annual celebration!

For more information, go to or call 540/231-6285.
Steppin' Out festival in Blacksburg


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