Saturday, Feb. 18:
Free Tax Assistance with NRCA
At the Christiansburg Library; 1 – 4 p.m. Come in for free tax prep assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and NRCA. Income limits may apply. Walk-In Only! For more information visit https://newrivercommunityaction.org/vita or call 540-320-3217.
Grownup Board Game Club
At the Radford Public Library; 2 – 4:30 p.m. Bring a friend, bring a board game, or just bring yourself to get some quality board-gaming time in at the library! We have a collection of games here, but you’re welcome to bring something from home and teach us how to play it.
The Great Backyard Bird Count Library Scavenger Hunt
At the Radford Public Library; 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Come count birds in a library scavenger hunt in the children’s section of the library. Practice your bird counting skills for The Great Backyard Bird Count. The scavenger hunt will be available all day; any child who finishes the hunt will receive a small prize.
Sunday, Feb. 19:
At the Blacksburg Library; 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Come learn chess with US Federation member Rishi. Ages 8+ all skill levels welcome. Supplies provided.
Monday, Feb. 20:
Blacksburg Presidents’ Day schedule
Town administrative offices will be closed. Blacksburg Transit operating on full service in Blacksburg. Visit https://ridebt.org for more information. Blacksburg Community Center operating during regular hours. Blacksburg Aquatic Center Operating during regular hours. Trash Pickup-there will be trash pickup in the southeast quadrant.
Tuesday, Feb. 21:
Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine
The Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine will perform at Radford University’s Bondurant Auditorium in Preston Hall at 7:30 p.m. This unique opportunity brings audiences a chance to hear these remarkable Ukrainian musicians lead by Theodore Kuchar, one of the world’s most recorded and decorated conductors. You won’t want to miss this. Tickets available online, at the Hurlburt Hall Information Desk or by calling 540-831-5420.
Wednesday, Feb. 22:
Sustainable Blacksburg Lunch and Learn: Become a Tree Rescuer
At the Blacksburg Library; noon – 1 p.m. Learn about the launch of a new program to preserve trees in our area and how you can help. Following the lead of a successful Northern Virginia program, we will show how anyone can take action to protect our local trees.
Movie and a Meal: Respect
At the Radford Public Library; 5:30 p.m. See the movie about the Queen of Soul in honor of Black History Month. “Respect” stars Jennifer Hudson and Forest Whitaker in the telling of the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career. Rated PG-13; 145 minutes. Pizza provided.
Thursday, Feb. 23:
Community Quilting Bee
At the Blacksburg Public Library; 10 a.m. – noon. Join us for our weekly quilting and sewing group. Bring your supplies and join us for conversation.
Monday, Feb. 27:
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
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.
Tuesday, Feb. 28:
Blacksburg Town Council meeting
Town 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 Council Chambers of Town Hall (100 E. Main Street). 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.
Lunch and Learn with New River Community College
At the Radford Public Library; 1 -2 p.m. Adult Career Coach & Community Outreach Specialist Stephanie Addikis of New River Community College will talk about the many resources and support services available for students of all ages. Whether you’re a teenager or a senior or any age in between, there’s something for you at NRCC. Stephanie will give a brief presentation and a financial aid advisor will be present to help with questions about enrollment and affordability. Contact Elizabeth at Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org to place a request for a free lunch (an assortment of sandwiches, chips, apple and a drink).
Wednesday, March 1:
Blacksburg business license renewal forms due
Town of Blacksburg business license renewal forms for 2023 are due by Wednesday March 1, 2023. Businesses are assessed an annual license tax based on prior year’s annual gross receipts.
Tax and fees must be filed and paid by March 1, 2023, to avoid late filing and late payment penalties of 10% each plus 10% interest.
Renewal forms were mailed in early January. If you have not received the form, email email@example.com or call 540.961.1108.
Thursday, Mar. 2:
Crab Creek Watershed Project kick-off meeting
Come to the Crab Creek Watershed Project Kick-Off Meeting to learn about how to get involved and receive funding to install watershed-friendly landscaping on your property! At the Loft at Great Road on Main (100 W Main St. Christiansburg); 6 – 7 p.m.
Thursday, Mar. 9:
River City Quilt Guild
The River City Quilt Guild meets the second Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in
Grove United Methodist Church, 1020 Tyler Ave., Radford. If you are willing to
share your knowledge and learn from others, this guild is for you. We welcome all skill levels of quilters. For more information call Anna Handy, 540 320 7791.
Women’s Leadership Conference
At the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. The deadline to register is March 2. Register at https://montgomerychamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/9932
Cap and Gown Drive
Support the 2023 BHS Senior Class by donating extra caps and gowns for use during graduation! The Town of Blacksburg Sustainability Office is partnering with Blacksburg High School and Sustainable Blacksburg to encourage re-use of previous years’ graduate gear for the 2023 senior class. Gowns (blue only – from 2018 and later), caps, stoles, and cords are accepted. Donations can be made between 8:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m., Monday-Friday at the Main Entrance of Blacksburg High School. In an effort to keep project costs affordable, it is appreciated if materials are dry-cleaned before donation, though it is not required. For more information, please contact the Town of Blacksburg Sustainability Office at 540-443-1617 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blacksburg 2023 Citizens Institute
Want to learn more about the Town of Blacksburg? Are you a new resident, retiree, or just someone who wants to get involved in the community? Join us for the 2023 Citizens Institute to meet town staff and to learn about the functions of your local government. Classes will be held on Monday evenings beginning April 6, from 6 – 8 p.m. Participants must be 18 years of age or older, and residents of the Town of Blacksburg. Space is filling up fast! To register, call the Community Relations Office at 540-443-1090 or email email@example.com.
Free GED Classes
New River Community College is offering free GED at the Meadowbrook Library every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 5 – 8 p.m. The classes began on Tuesday, Jan. 17 and end on Thursday, May 11. For more information or to sign up please call the Meadowbrook Library at 540-268-1964.