Monday, March 6:
Carilion Clinic Free Chronic Disease Screening
At the Meadowbrook Library; 1- 3 p.m. Interested in meeting with a health professional to assess your current health risk? Stop by during the allotted event time to receive free preventive health services including: blood pressure screening, diabetes risk assessment, and stroke risk assessment. No registration is required.
Radford Electoral Board meeting
At the Radford City Courthouse, Elections/Voter Registration Office, 619 2nd St. Room 143, Radford; 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 7:
At the Christiansburg Library; 4 -5 p.m. Make your own I-Spy box scene filled with all the tiny things! Have your friends and family try to find all of the items you have hidden. Ideal for ages 8-plus.
English Conversation for Adults
At the Blacksburg Library; 7 – 9 p.m. Join us for English Conversation for Adults, led by Carole and Bob Dellinger. Call the library at 540-552-8246 for more information. No childcare is provided for this class.
Thursday, March 9:
River City Quilt Guild
The River City Quilt Guild meets the second Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at 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.
Community Quilting Bee
At the Blacksburg Library; 10 a.m. – noon. Join us for our weekly quilting and sewing group. Bring your supplies and join us for conversation.
Talking About Books: Raising Lazarus
At Meadowbrook Library; 11 a.m. – noon. Join us for a discussion of “Raising Lazarus” by Beth Macy. Call (540) 268-1964 for more information or to reserve a copy.
Friday, March 10:
Luther Memorial Lutheran Church Hosts Mr. Jefferson’s Bones Trombone Quintet
Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, 600 Prices Fork Rd., Blacksburg, is hosting a very special concert by Mr. Jefferson’s Bones, a professional trombone quintet at 4 p.m. The New River Valley community is invited to attend.
Saturday, March 11:
Kitchen Supply Swap
Join the Kitchen Supply Swap at Meadowbrook Library, 1 – 3 p.m. Space to meet up, give away items you no longer need, and find items that need a new home – all while participating in sustainable living. This event is completely free and open to anyone in the community. Bring any kitchen items, utensils, gadgets, and thingamabobs that are in good condition, clean, and useable to swap for other items. Have a recipe to share? Bring that as well! Any leftover items will be donated to the Eastmont Thrift Store, a part of the Eastmont Community Foundation.
Craft Supply Swap
At the Blacksburg Library; 2- 3 p.m. Clean out your craft area and bring items in to swap with other crafters. The event is free and open to everyone, even if you don’t have supplies to swap. All leftovers will go to benefit library craft programs and the Creative Reuse Center.
Monday, March 13:
Radford Community Garden sign ups
Radford Community Garden will begin signup for the 2023 season on March 13, 2023 in the City Administration Building. Previous gardeners will have priority for a plot. Plots cost $20 for a 20 x 20 foot and $10 for a 10 x 20 plot.
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, March 14:
Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting
The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Stuart Horse Artillery Camp 1784 will meet at 7 p.m. at Aly’s Italian Family Restaurant at 3204 Riner Rd. Members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) are also invited to this meeting. If Montgomery County Public Schools are closed on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week due to weather, the meeting is cancelled. For further information, please call 540-320-4315 or 540-239-9864.
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.
New Tuesday Night Zumba Class
Blacksburg Parks and Recreation is now offering a new Tuesday night Zumba class with Jui-Ling. Classes will begin March 14 and continue through April 25 and will be from 6-7pm. Passes can be purchased at the Blacksburg Community Center and cost $35 for residents and $45 for non-residents. Passes are good for 13 visits and are interchangeable with morning and evening classes (excluding Yoga Flow). For more information, call 540-443-1142.
Wednesday, March 22:
Parks and Recreation/Warm Hearth spring luncheon and bingo
Blacksburg Parks and Recreation and Warm Hearth Village will co-sponsor the annual spring luncheon and bingo from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Blacksburg Community Center. The day will include food, fun, and great company. The cost is $7 per person, and the fee includes a meal of glazed spiral ham, green beans, macaroni and cheese, rolls, and dessert and beverages. Participants should bring $1 in quarters for bingo prizes to enjoy the expert bingo calling skills of Joy Herbert Bingo PhD. To register, call 540-443-1100.
Saturday, March 25:
Spring Children’s Consignment Sale
Blacksburg United Methodist Church will hold its spring children’s consignment sale on 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Whisner Building at the Church Street campus, accessed through the rear entrance at Lee and Penn Streets. Families will be able to get great deals on seasonal kids’ clothes and shoes, toys, books, baby gear, sports equipment, maternity clothing and more. Many items are like-new (some even brand-new). Some items will be half-price between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. but you will want to shop early for the best selection! Cash or checks only. No card or electronic payments.
The Christiansburg Aquatic Center is hiring high school students aged 16 and above for the summer season. A lifeguard training course is mandatory and will be held March 17- 19. If hired, the training class is free. Enroll at www.cacpool.com.
Free prom dresses for NRV students
Meadowbrook Public Library in Shawsville, a branch of the Montgomery-Floyd
Regional Library system, is excited to announce another year of offering free prom dresses to
area high school students. High school students in the NRV are invited to make an
appointment by calling (540) 268-1964 to browse the library’s collection of donated prom dresses. The dresses are available in a variety of sizes, styles and colors. Each student is eligible to choose one dress from the collection for free. The library asks that students who are interested in selecting a prom dress make an appointment in advance. It is open to any current high school student who needs a dress for prom.
Cap and Gown Drive
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. It is appreciated if materials are dry-cleaned, but not required. For more information, contact the Town of Blacksburg Sustainability Office at 540-443-1617 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.