Briefs – July 12, 2017

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United Methodist yard sale, July 15

Yard Sale/Bake-Sale/Hot-Dog Sale at New Mount Olive United Methodist Church at 309 Russell Avenue in Radford on Saturday July 15th 2017 7AM-1PM. If your interested in donating baked goods or clothing items or would like to have a booth to sell. Please contact Georgina Walson through (text) 392-0891 or the church 639-6425 on Saturday Morning.

Summer gospel concert, July 16

Summer Gospel Concert Holy-Ghost Gospel Celebration on Sunday July 16th at 5PM. Special Guest Appearance will be: The Fairlawn Church Of God Choir of Fairlawn Va will be in concert. For more information contact JW Webb at 818-2468.

NRCC offering handgun safety class, July 18-20

New River Community College will offer a handgun safety class on Tuesday, July 18, and Thursday, July 20.

Both class meetings will take place from 6-9 p.m. at 206 Edwards Hall in Dublin. Range time will be offered on the Saturday following the class.

The cost of the course is $60.

The six-hour classroom portion of the course, instructed by Joey Williams, is required. However, range time is optional. The class is intended for individuals who are applying for a handgun permit through the courts, and will cover topics such as the nomenclature of revolvers and/or semi-automatic handguns and safety issues related to handgun ownership. Participants will also learn how to care for, maintain and store their handguns.

To register for this course, visit http://bit.ly/handgunsafety072017.

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, located at 1920 Orange Avenue NW. The meeting is free. Please contact eaapolitics@gmail.com or sabra_breslin@yahoo.com 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, located at 1600 North Franklin Street. 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: tcaldwell@christiansburg.org. All applications are subject for review and approval. Participants will undergo a background check.

Boating safety course for operators of boats and personal watercraft, July 23

The boating safety course will be held on Sunday, July 23 from 8-5 p.m. at Water’s Edge Building, Claytor Lake State Park, 6620 Ben H. Bolen Drive, Dublin. The course is taught by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 83 and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF). Materials and instruction are free.

Bring a highlighter, pencil and lunch. Each graduate earns a wallet card showing successful completion of the class. Most major insurance companies endorse the course and allow insurance premium discounts to graduates.

This course is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and recognized by the United States Coast Guard. Children 12 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-Registration is required. Online Registration is available at https://www.register-ed.com/events/view/104678. For more information, contact Mendy Harman at Mendy.Harman@dgif.virginia.gov or 540-494-3569.

Farmacy Garden

A community garden is located right next to the Health and Human Services Building, at 210 pepper street SW. 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 six raised beds in the garden that are senior accessible (four that you can work in from a seated position and two that you can work in standing). Call RSVP for more details.

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 info@facnrv.org.

Radford Photo Club

The July meeting’s theme is Water. The club meets the third Thursday of each month. The club welcomes anyone interested in photography and there is no charge to participate. For more information contact Radford Parks and Recreation at 731-3633.

Bridge Workshops

Bridge workshops will be held on Saturdays from 10-3 p.m. at the Radford Recreation center, located at 200 George Street in Radford. Deserts and beverages will be provided. The cost is $30 per workshop. The event is hosted by the Women’s Club of Radford and proceeds help to benefit children’s literacy programs in the NRV. Contact Nancy Kolb at 540-639-5652 to make reservations.