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& Events

Upcoming Events


The Board of Trustees/Directors meets monthly.

All meetings are open to the public, you are invited to join at Luther Memorial Church, 600 Prices Fork Rd., Blacksburg, VA 24060.

There will be no Board meeting in December 2023.

Death Café

Death Café

Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 3:00 pm at Warm Hearth's Karr Activity Center, 2603 Warm Hearth Dr, Blacksburg, VA 24060.

Death Café is a global movement that brings people together for lively conversations about death over coffee and tea. Join us for a group-directed and candid discussion on issues. This is a free, all volunteer event, with no political or religious agenda. Why? We don’t want to talk about death even though we know everything dies. Together we can ease our fears and breathe life into our conversations about death. Everyone is welcome!

5 Wishes Workshop

Blue Ridge Green Burial presents 5 Wishes Workshop

January 17, 2024 - 6-8pm at Jessie Peterman Memorial Library, 321 W Main St, Floyd, VA 24091.

Start the new year in 2024 by getting clear on your end-of-life priorities and planning to talk to your loved ones. This workshop will walk you through getting a great start on your advance care planning. Events are FREE and we gratefully accept donations of any size. Please register your interest by email to or message us on Facebook @sustainabledeathcare.

Are you Ready? Conversations about Healthcare Decision Making

Palliative Care Partnership of the New River Valley presents Conversations about Healthcare Decision Making

January 31, 2024 - 4-6pm at Christiansburg Library, 125 Sheltman St, Christiansburg, VA 24073.

Download flyer. Registration is encouraged but not required. To Register:

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Special Presentation

Final Exit Network Recorded Presentation

On May 20, 2023, Kevin Bradley from Final Exit Network spoke at a public event sponsored by the Funeral Consumers Alliance of the Virginia Blue Ridge. Final Exit gives hope for people struggling with life and seeking possibilities. View the hour and a half recording by clicking the button below.


Powerpoint Programs

Who Says Death is Boring?

We have Powerpoint presentations created for informing the community on the below listed subjects. These are suitable for viewing on an individual computer or for sharing with a group. Please send an email to to request one of these Powerpoint presentations.

  • Alternative Funeral Practices

  • Dust to Diamonds: Non-traditional choices for body disposition

  • Going Out Green: Environmentally friendly burial

  • Death on a Dime: How to avoid getting stiffed

  • Cremation: From start to finish

  • Write Your Own Obituary: A workshop on how to write an obituary.

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