Guest ministers, today
The Maranatha Baptist Church will be hosting guest ministers Evang John and Ruby Reed, featuring performances by Dr. J.B. and Shirley Shelton. All are welcome.
Radford fine arts show, tomorrow
A juried exhibition of recent works by Southwest Virginia artists will be shown from June 29-July 21 at the Radford University art museum in downtown Radford. The opening reception will be on June 29 from 5-7 p.m.
Active Adult Day, tomorrow
Active Adult Day will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 29 at the Meadowbrook Community Center. June’s event will feature an ICE CREAM SOCIAL! Come out for a fun game of bingo and win some neat summer prizes. Ice cream will be provided and everyone is encouraged to bring your favorite topping to share. Please call RSVP to register by Monday, June 26.
Grief group meeting, tomorrow
The monthly grief group meeting will be held Thursday, at 6:30 p.m at Christ Lutheran Church in Radford in the fellowship hall. This is open to all who have experienced losing a family member or friend, position or function, pet, or other loss. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wildwood summer lecture series
Bluebirds: Sarah Foltz, July 6
Butterflies: Clyde Kessler, July 20
Lichens: Gary Cote, August 3
Falcons: Shane Brandes, August 17
In case of rain, programs will be held at the Radford Recreation Center on George Street. For more details see: wildwoodpark.atwebpages.com
A community garden is located right next to the Health and Human Services Building. Volunteers are needed to help the Montgomery County Health Department with the garden this season. The hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9-12 p.m.
They grow a wide array of vegetable crops, as well as fruit crops (and just installed some berry bushes and brambles.) All volunteers get to take home some produce, so this opportunity would be especially good for anyone that might need a
little extra help affording fresh fruits and veggies. They have 6 raised beds in the garden that are senior accessible (4 that you can work in from a seated position and two that you can work in standing). Call RSVP for more details.
American Legion meeting, July 6
The American Legion, Harvey-Howe-Carper Post 30 will meet on July 6, at 7 p.m. at the Post Home on 27 West Main St. in Radford.
All veterans, men and women, are invited to attend. For further information, please call 250-2283 or 239-9864.
Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting,
The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Stuart Horse Artillery Camp 1784 will meet on July 11 at 7 p.m. at Ray’s Restaurant on Rt. 221, north of Floyd. Members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) are also invited to attend. For further information, please call 216-233-8401 or 239-9864.
League of Women Voters Roanoke Valley, July 16
The League of Women Voters in the Roanoke Valley will hold a general membership meeting on July 16 from 3-5 p.m. at the Roanoke City EMS fire station #5. The meeting is free. Please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Senior Police Academy, July 17
The Christiansburg Police Department, Christiansburg Recreation Department and Christiansburg/Montgomery Triad S.A.L.T. Council are now accepting applications for the 2017 Senior Citizens’ Police Academy. The academy, which will be held July 17-21, from 9-3 p.m., is free and open to any citizen 50 years and older.
During the five-day course, participants will tour the Christiansburg Police Department and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, learn about the drug task force and vice units, meet the K-9 units, visit the firing range, hear from a variety of speakers and learn about self-defense, internet crimes against children, radar and DUIs, investigations, and evidence collection.
Applications can be picked up at Christiansburg Recreation Center. If you would like to have an application mailed to you or for more information, please contact Tammy Caldwell at (540) 382-2349, ext. 2003 or email: email@example.com. All applications are subject for review and approval. Participants will undergo a background check.
3rd annual Jazz & Ribs Feast, July 28
The Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley and The Southwest Times are happy to announce Pulaski’s 3rd Annual Jazz & Rib feast will be Friday, July 28, 2017, 11 a.m. -11 p.m. in Jackson Park, located at 42, 1st Street, NW in Downtown Pulaski, Virginia across from the town municipal building.
Free Event. Music in the park – Jazz all day! Come hear Plunky Branch and the Oneness, Billy Crawford Band, and more. Ribs , food, beverages, and craft vendors. Bring a lawn chair, dancing shoes, and an appetite. Children’s art booth onsite too!
For additional information contact the Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley at 540-980-7363 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
West End Wednesdays
Join us at West End Wednesdays, Radford’s FREE Concert & Market Series today. West End Wednesdays runs the second Wednesday during the summer months, 5-8 p.m. at the Glencoe Mansion grounds. This family friendly event is located directly next to the mansion, under the large beautiful trees with plenty of lawn-chair, blanket, and dancing room.
Live Music by West End, a singer songwriter duo that you may very well recognize as some of the baristas from Radford Coffee Co, and True North, a dynamic modern rock group singing originals and well known covers that you’ll be sure to sing along to.
On site food by Hethwood Market. Craft Beer, drinks, and desserts available, plus shopping with local vendors including fresh produce, hand-made items & merchants. Visit your local favorites such as Green Heron Arts, Lotus Soapworks, Gracie’s Gardens, Pycone Creamery, LuLaRoe and more. Plus lawn games and plenty of shady law chair spots.
West End Wednesdays is presented by The Radford Chamber of Commerce, and is sponsored in part by MasTec, Bondurant Realty, and River Rent-All. Find out more about the event by searching “West End Wednesdays” on Facebook!
Due to the likelihood of rain and thunderstorms this Wednesday, we will be pushing West End Wednesdays to today, from 5-8 p.m. Please mark your calendar and come out to this event for great local music and vendors!