Thursday, March 9:
River City Quilt Guild
The River City Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Grove United Methodist Church, 1020 Tyler Ave., Radford. The guild welcomes 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. Register at https://montgomerychamber.com/eventregistration/register/9932. at https://montgomerychamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/9932.
Community quilting bee
At the Blacksburg Library; 10 a.m. to noon. Participants can bring their supplies and join in some quilting, sewing, and conversation.
Talking about Books: “Raising Lazarus”
At Meadowbrook Library; 11 a.m. to noon. To be discussed is “Raising Lazarus” by Beth Macy. Call (540) 268-1964 for more information or to reserve a copy.
At the Blacksburg Library; 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Pokémon trainers can come hang out with their cards and games to trade, battle, or just show off their collection. All ages are welcome.
Friday, March 10:
Luther Memorial Lutheran Church hosts Mr. Jefferson’s Bones Trombone Quintet
Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, 600 Prices Fork Rd., Blacksburg, will host a 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:
“Seth and the Secret of the Butterfly”
At the Radford Public Library; noon to 2 p.m. Author Sally Chinn and Illustrators Harriet Anderson, Carolyn Turner, and Cindy Moore will sign books and speak informally about their new book “Seth and the Secret of the Butterfly.” Sally is a former middle-school English teacher. Harriet is a biology professor at New River Community College. Together and with the help of illustrators Turner and Moore, they have published a book about children with disabilities and the many gifts they have despite challenges that face them. This is a free event, and participants can learn how this book was brought together. The encouraging message from this gathering is to love the gifts that make you YOU. Books will be available to purchase for $12 (Cash or Check only).
Grownup board game club
At the Radford Public Library; 2 to 4 p.m. Participants can bring a friend and a board game, or themselves to get some board-gaming time in at the library, which has its own collection of games on hand, but participants are welcome to bring their own games from home.
Kitchen supply swap
At Meadowbrook Library; 1 to 3 p.m. At the library’s kitchen supply swap, participants will meet up, give away items they no longer need, and find items that need a new home. This event is free and is open to anyone in the community interested in contributing to sustainable living. Participants can bring any kitchen items, utensils, gadgets, and thingamabobs that are in good condition, clean, and usable to swap for other items. They may also bring some recipes to share.
Any leftover items will be donated to the Eastmont Thrift Store, a part of the Eastmont Community Foundation.
Monday, March 13:
Radford Community Garden sign-up
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. A 20’ x 20’ plot costs $20; a 10’ by 20’ plot costs $10.
Radford City Council meeting
The Radford City Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. in the council
chambers at the Radford Municipal Building, 10 Robertson St., Radford.
Montgomery County Board of Supervisors meeting
The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors will meet at 6 p.m. in a closed session, followed by an open session at 7:15 p.m. Citizens are invited to attend and will be allowed to speak and voice their concerns at each meeting. All regular meetings of the Board of Supervisors are rebroadcast on Montgomery County Comcast and Shentel Channels 190 daily.
Virtual author talk with David Epstein
This is an online event from 1 to 2 p.m. What’s the most effective path to success in any domain? Participants are invited to find out during a conversation with New York Times bestselling author David Epstein as he chats about his most recent book, Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. Register at https://libraryc.org/radfordlibrary/24580.
At the Radford Public Library; 6:30 to 7 p.m. Stop by the library for an evening children’s storytime! Pajamas and stuffies are encouraged.
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, 3204 Riner Rd. Members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) are invited to this meeting. If Montgomery County Public Schools are closed on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week due to weather, the meeting is canceled. For further information, call 540-320-4315 or 540-239-9864.
Blacksburg Town Council meeting
The Blacksburg Town Council will meet in regular session 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 are televised live on WTOB Channel 2.
Christiansburg Town Council meeting
The Christiansburg Town council will meet at 7 p.m. in the council chambers of Christiansburg Town Hall (100 E. Main Street). The public is welcome and is encouraged to attend with a citizen hearing time reserved at each meeting for residents to bring to the council any concerns they have.
New Tuesday night zumba class
Blacksburg Parks and Recreation will offer a Tuesday night zumba class with Jui-Ling beginning on March 14 and continuing through April 25 from 6 to 7 p.m. Passes can be purchased at the Blacksburg Community Center and cost $35 for residents and $45 for non-residents. The passes are good for 13 visits and are interchangeable with morning and evening classes (excluding Yoga Flow). For more information, call 540-443-1142.
Saturday, March 25:
Spring children’s consignment sale
Blacksburg United Methodist Church will hold its spring children’s consignment sale from 9 a.m. to 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. 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 students are hired as lifeguards, the class is free. Enroll at www.cacpool.com.
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. and 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday at the main entrance of the high school. To help keep costs down, dry-cleaning the donated materials will be appreciated, but this is not required. For more information, contact the Town of Blacksburg Sustainability Office at 540-443-1617 or email@example.com.
Blacksburg 2023 Citizens Institute
The Town of Blacksburg is presenting a citizens institute Monday evenings beginning on April 6, 2023, from 6 to 8 p.m. Participants must be 18 years of age or older and residents of Blacksburg. At the institute, they will meet town staff and learn about the functions of Blacksburg’s government. To register, call the Community Relations Office at 540-443-1090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free GED Classes
New River Community College is offering free GED classes at the Meadowbrook Library every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. The classes are now in session and end on Thursday, May 11. For more information or to sign up, call the Meadowbrook Library at 540-268-1964.
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