Looking for volunteers? Announcing meetings, celebrations, parades, contests and milestones? Send your community announcements to Liz Kirchner at email@example.com
American Legion Harvey-Howe-Carper Post 30 meeting
The American Legion, Harvey-Howe-Carper Post 30 will meet on Thursday, January 3, 7pm at the VFW Post Home on 102 Watts St. in Radford. If Radford City Public Schools are closed on Thursday or Friday of this week due to weather, the meeting will be cancelled. For further information, please call 250-2283 or 239-9864.
Disabled Veterans Chapter #29
Second Monday, every month
United States Disabled American Veterans (DAV) J.M. Wainwright Chapter #29 meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at 1620 S. Franklin St in Christiansburg, Virginia. For more information, visit www.davmembersportal.org/chapters/VA/29
The Christiansburg Club of Toastmasters International
Second and Fourth Mondays, every month
Toastmasters International will not meet in December. Regular meeting are in Blacksburg at 7p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays at the Blacksburg Church of Christ (315 E Eakin Street), Blacksburg. For more information call Laura (540) 521-7137 or or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Sons of Confederate Veterans
The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Stuart Horse Artillery Camp 1784 will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Ray’s Restaurant on Rt. 221, north of Floyd. Members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) are also invited to attend. If Floyd County Public Schools are closed on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week due to weather, the meeting will be cancelled. For further information, please call 1-216-233-8401 or 239-9864.
Montgomery Museum volunteer opportunities
A number of volunteer opportunities are available at the Montgomery Museum.
Docent: training is provided for individuals to staff the front office, answer calls, make sales, and interpret the history of the museum; events planning: planning and implementation of our major events annually, including Heritage Day, Mountains of Music, h’Arts on Main, Cruisin’ Christiansburg; Working with any of the committees: (Membership, Marketing, Events/Fundraising, Building Expansion, Building and Grounds); research with genealogy projects: working with the genealogy team; gardening: working in the garden with Virginia Master Gardeners.
Contact 540.382.5644 and visit www.montgomerymuseum.org
New River Valley Master Gardener Program announces spring classes
Applications til Jan. 18
The New River Valley Master Gardener Program is seeking applicants for the 2019 Master Gardener Training class until Jan. 18. The class will be held 1-4 p.m on Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through mid-May. Topics include basic botany, plant propagation, herbaceous plants, houseplants, vegetables, fruits, pruning, landscape design, floral design, lawn care, woody plants, entomology, plant pathology, abiotic stresses, soils, and pesticide use and safety. The training is $180.00 and participants perform 50 hours of volunteer service. Contact Wendy Silverman at the Montgomery County Extension Office at 540-382-5790 for more information.
First Steps program update
Community Foundation of the New River Valley
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019
Montgomery County Public Schools Office
750 Imperial Street, Christiansburg
First Steps is a network of early childhood educators and social service providers in the NRV dedicated to strengthening connections in support of children and families.
For the past two years we’ve been working to improve coordination among service providers, share the importance of investment in early childhood with a broad audience, and support the workforce. At this meeting, you’ll learn about the network’s accomplishments to date, hear about how the NRV stacks up on key measures of childhood health and educational success, and discover how you can get involved.