Saturday, Jan. 20:
At the Meadowbrook Library; 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Come out for an afternoon of bingo fun. For all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult.
Family Movie Matinee
At the Radford Library; 11 a.m. “Ruby Gillman Teenage Kraken” from the studio that brought you Shrek. A shy adolescent learns that she comes from a fabled royal family of legendary sea krakens and that her destiny lies in the depths of the waters, which is bigger than she could have ever imagined. Rated PG; 91 minutes.
Sunday, Jan. 21:
Getting Scrappy With It
At the Blacksburg Library; 1- 3 p.m. Bring your scrapbook and get ready to put it to good use! This is a scrapbook crafting event, but also a swap and share. If you have any extra scrapbook paper, stickers, whatever, feel free to swap or share with the group. If you don’t have scrapbook supplies—we’ve got you! Just be ready to create and get scrappy with it!
Monday, Jan. 22:
Radford City Council meeting
The Radford City Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. in council chambers at the Radford Municipal Building, 10 Robertson St., Radford. See the agenda at www.radfordva.gov.
Montgomery County Board of Supervisors meeting
Public meetings are the second and fourth Monday of each month at the Montgomery County Government Center, 755 Roanoke St. in Christiansburg. Closed sessions begin at 6 p.m. if needed. Open sessions begin at 7:15 p.m. Citizens are invited to attend and allowed to speak at each meeting. All regular meetings of the Board of Supervisors are rebroadcast on Montgomery County Comcast and Shentel Channels 190 daily.
Emergency Services Committee Meeting
The Christiansburg Emergency Services Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall in the Administrative Conference Room, 100 E. Main St.
Monday, Jan. 22 and Tuesday, Jan. 23:
Noise Notification: Engine Rig Testing
There will be testing runs of an M250 engine rig at the Advanced Propulsion and Power Lab located at 1670 Innovation Drive between 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. An engine running sound will last up to an hour or longer during each test run. For more information, contact Jason Doby at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Jan. 23:
Virtual Author Talk with Rajiv Nagaich
On-line event hosted by the Radford Public Library; 2 – 3 p.m. Over his 20-plus years of experience in United States elder law, Rajiv has developed a step-by-step guide to retirement planning by connecting the various dots of the retirement planning process. The LifePlanning approach is a system that brings together legal, financial, and housing issues into a coordinated effort that can work to make sure you don’t end up being forced into institutionalized care, going broke, and being a burden on your family. In this enlightening and informative webinar, Rajiv explains why “retirement plan failure” happens and how you can keep it from happening to you. To avoid the hidden traps in retirement planning, register now! Register: https://libraryc.org/radfordlibrary.
Blacksburg Town Council meeting
The council meets in regular session the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Roger E. Hedgepeth Chambers of the Blacksburg Municipal Building, 300 S. Main St. These meetings are open to the public and televised live on WTOB Channel 2.
Christiansburg Town Council meeting
Regular Town Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month beginning at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Town Hall (100 E. Main St.). The public is welcome and encouraged to attend, with a citizen hearing time reserved at each meeting for residents to bring any matter they desire before the entire council.
Wednesday, Jan. 24:
Ben Duke art exhibit opens
Artist Ben Duke, Associate Professor of Art at Michigan State, will have an exhibition of his work in the Art Museum at the Covington Center on the campus of Radford University. The show is entitled A Situation of Meanings and features paintings representing two decades of art. The show will run through Friday, Feb. 23. On the final day, Duke will host a talk at 4 p.m. in Covington’s Davis Performance Hall followed by a reception that will include refreshments. Both events are open to the public without charge.
Frances Frederick exhibit opening
Due to inclement weather and freezing temperatures, the Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation’s opening reception for Frances Frederick, originally scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 17 has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Jan. 24, 5:30-7:30pm. The reception will be hosted at the Alexander Black House. Frances Frederick is the Blacksburg Regional Art Association’s (BRAA) longest-tenured member, joining in 1952. Her style has changed over these years but has always been rich in color and texture and influenced by a variety of subject matter. In this exhibit, we look back on some of her most vibrant work. The exhibit will run until March 13, 2024.
Friday, Jan. 26:
Sustainability Committee Meeting
The Christiansburg Sustainability Committee will meet at 10 a.m. in the Administrative Conference Room of Town Hall, 100 E. Main St.
Friday, Feb. 2 and Saturday, Feb. 3:
There will be a book sale at the Radford Public Library 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Lots of selections and low prices. Come and support the Radford Library.
Saturday, Feb. 3:
Southwest Virginia High School Art Show
The art of high school students from throughout Southwest Virginia will be on display at The Art Museum on Tyler (214 Tyler Ave., Radford) Feb. 3 – Feb. 17 Opening reception: Saturday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12- 4 p.m. Saturdays.
Now through Feb. 2:
Radford Tree Collection
Christmas Tree collection has begun and will run until Feb. 2. Simply place your tree curbside and Radford Public Works will collect it.