Saturday, March 11:
Seth and the Secret of the Butterfly
At the Radford Public Library; noon – 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 Carolyn Turner and Cindy Moore, they’ve published a book about children with disabilities and they many gifts they have despite challenges that face them. Please join us for this free event and learn about the process of bringing this book together. Their encouraging message 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 -4 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.
Kitchen Supply Swap
At Meadowbrook Library; 1 -3 p.m. Join our Kitchen Supply Swap as we provide a 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.
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.
Virtual Author Talk with David Epstein
On-line event; 1 – 2 p.m. What’s the most effective path to success in any domain? It’s not what you think. You’re 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 now! https://libraryc.org/radfordlibrary/24580″
At the Radford Public Library; 6:30 – 7 p.m. Stop by the library for an evening children’s storytime! Wind down for the day with stories and friends at the library. Pajamas and stuffies 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 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.
Thursday, March 16:
Radford Photo Club meeting
At the Radford Public Library; 6 p.m. The program is the final session on Street Photography led by Adi Ben Senior. The February session included an assignment to take 50 black and white photos at three locations and narrow the shots to three to present to the class. The agenda will also include discussion of upcoming shows and other future events. The photo challenge for March is Street Photography. The Radford Photo Club is made up of professional and amateur photographers from throughout the New River Valley. Meetings, events, and outings are open to the public. If you have questions, email Lucy Gilmore at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Wednesday, April 5:
Coping Techniques for Caregivers
Commonwealth Senior Living at Radford will be hosting seminar titled “Coping Techniques for Caregivers.” The seminar will discuss ways to care for a senior loved one while also caring for yourself.
Wednesday, April 12:
Coping Techniques for Caregivers
Commonwealth Senior Living at Christiansburg will be hosting seminar titled “Coping Techniques for Caregivers.” The seminar will discuss ways to care for a senior loved one while also caring for yourself.
Thursday, April 13:
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.
New River Valley Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists
At Radford Library; 6-7:30 p.m. Join us to learn more about becoming a Virginia Master Naturalist and our upcoming training program which starts in August 2023.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 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.