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What's News Today: Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - In What's News Today - The Lynchburg City School Board is closer to approving the school calendar. At Tuesday night's meeting administrators will present some changes to the current draft. The final draft will be presented on Tuesday, March 17. You still have time to take an online survey. 

In addition Monday, March 9th staff and community can discuss the LCS 2015-2016 Academic Calendar. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in the Sandusky Middle School cafeteria. Also, the online survey is still available for feedback and can be accessed here.

Tuesday marks the U.S. Navy Reserve's 100th Anniversary. Events are happening in Washington D.C. and all over the country this year highlighting the history of the Navy Reserve and the contributions Reserve Sailors have made to the nation's security.

A little history for you - Congress authorized the establishment of the Federal Naval Reserve in 1915. Initially, the only Sailors eligible to enroll were enlisted Navy veterans.  The following year, with the possibility of America entering World War I the Navy Reserve reorganized to allow the enrollment of non-veterans and was designated as the U.S. Naval Reserve Force.

In Wytheville Tuesday Virginia State Parks is hosting the Virginia Gift Show. The annual event connects wholesale vendors with buyers for gift shops, retail shops, state parks gift shops and other retail businesses from around the region. There is no charge for buyers to attend.

The show features items ranging from apparel and souvenirs to custom products, plush toys, jewelry and much more. The Virginia Gift Show runs March 3rd, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and March 4th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The schedule includes opportunities for buyers and vendors to network as well as one-on-one appointments and merchandising opportunities. Several educational sessions will be presented during the show.

The show will have 50 booths representing about 105 product lines. More than 100 buyers participated last year. The Wytheville Meeting Center is near Interstate-77 and Interstate-81, adjacent to the Wytheville Community College.

Starting Tuesday museum visitors are invited to enjoy the Top of the Taubman. The Top of the Taubman includes a third floor lobby, balcony overlook, boardroom, meeting and special event spaces, and staff offices. Museum staff predicts that the balcony will be an extremely popular destination, given the scenic views of the valley, downtown Roanoke, and the train tracks. 

Visitors will be able to capture and share memories of those views, and maybe a few selfies using the new Union Bank & Trust Smile Frame. The Smile Frame is just that... an empty frame guests can use to chronicle a visit to the Top of the Taubman.

Total Action for Progress (TAP) will hold its annual Health Fair for Children on Tuesday, March 3 and Wednesday, March 4 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Every Head Start four-year-old classroom and single-classroom center will attend the health fair. The fair will be composed of several activities including health and nutrition games, tasting healthy food options, and dancing to fun interactive videos. The fair is only open to previously scheduled Head Start preschool children.