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The first Star City StrongFest Community wellness festival is this Saturday in downtown Roanoke. WFIR’s Ian Price has more.

Tomorrow is all about the panda that receives less fanfare than the giant pandas you usually picture. It’s the Mill Mountain Zoo’s celebration of International Red Panda Day where Operations Director Amy Morgan says there are only about 10,000 Red Pandas left in the world – only around 2500 in the wild.

Face painting, a photo booth, local vendors, meet and greets with the animals, and more tomorrow from 10:30 to 4 pm at Mill Mountain Zoo.

Photo; MM Zoo

Photo: MM Zoo

Image: DRI

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Roanoke’s “Downtown Ambassador Program.” Downtown Roanoke Inc.’s Jamie Clark says they’ve power washed 98 projects, cleaned up 736 biohazards, weeded 749 block faces, and relocated 5,720 scooters.

The Downtown Ambassador program is currently on a two-year pilot.

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