Saturday, March 18:
Leaf Compost Giveaway
At Glade Road Growing, 2351 Glade Rd., Blacksburg; 8 a.m. – noon. Loose and bagged leaves collected by the Town are composted into leaf mulch. This mulch can be used as a soil additive, for composting. To arrange the pickup, residents must register at http://www.tobweb.org/mulch/ and follow these guidelines: Register for a 30-minute time slot. Limit 2 cubic yards per truck or trailer. We load your truck or trailer. Notice: The process of loading leaves may cause scratches or dents to your truck or trailer as well as possible suspension damage due to the weight. By participating in this program, you assume the risk inherent with loading leaves in your truck or trailer.
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.
Tuesday, March 21:
Virtual Author Talk with Chef Jernard A. Wells
Hosted by the Radford Public Library; 4- 5 p.m. A talk that will leave you starving for more! Join us as we chat with celebrity chef Jernard Wells about his newest cookbook Southern Inspired: More Than 100 Delicious Dishes from My American Table to Yours. Register now! https://libraryc.org/radfordlibrary/24832
Wednesday, March 22:
Lunch and Learn
At the Blacksburg Library; noon – 1.pm. Lunch and Learn: Circular Materials Flow in a Living Laboratory. Daniel Heaton, with Envision Charlotte, will speak about zero-waste initiatives and entrepreneurial businesses in the Innovation Barn in Charlotte, NC. Presenter will be virtual. Audience may be in-person or via Zoom. Register to participate via Zoom at https://tinyurl.com/CircularFlows
Thursday, March 23:
Get Buggy at the Library
At the Radford Public Library; noon – 1 p.m. We’re celebrating award-winning author Sue Fliess’ upcoming visit with a program all about bugs. We will be handing out copies of “The Bug Book” by Sue Fliess to attendees, while supplies last. Entomology is the study of insects – and students from the Virginia Tech Entomology department will be here to talk about all things BUGS and maybe bring a creepy crawly or two!
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.
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.
At the Meadowbrook Library; 1 -2 p.m. Want to grow your own vegetables but aren’t sure where to start? Join Dr. Emma Patterson, VCE Volunteer Master Gardener to find out more about planning a vegetable garden, caring for it, and keeping it going through year’s end. Ages 12 and up. Free seeds and soil testing kits will be provided.
Sunday, March 26:
Community Quilting Bee – Rotary Cutting Fabric
At the Blacksburg Library; 1 -3 p.m. Join fellow quilt enthusiasts. This month we will learn how to use a rotary cutter and ruler to make accurate fabric pieces. Everyone welcome!
Monday, March 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.
Book Tasting: Juvenile Chapter Books
At the Radford Public Library; 5 – 6 p.m. Come on out to the Rock n’ Read Diner at RPL. RPL is hosting its first ever Book Tasting event. A book tasting is an event during which students “taste”, or sample, a selection of books that you’ve chosen ahead of time. They can rotate among tables to sample the books and record notes about the ones that interested them. We’ll have tables of middle grade books set up, so make sure your appetite is ready! All books will be pulled from the J-Fiction and J-Nonfiction sections of the library.
Tuesday, March 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.
Wednesday, March 29:
Radford budget presentation
In City Council Chambers; 5:30 p.m. City Staff will present the 2023-24 fiscal year proposed budget to members of Radford City Council and the public.
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.
Thursday, April 6:
American Legion meeting
The American Legion, Harvey-Howe-Carper Post 30 will meet at 6 p.m. at the VFW Post Home on 102 Watts St. in Radford. For further information, please call 540-250-2283 or 540-239-9864.
Tuesday, April 11:
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 on 3204 Riner Rd. Members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) are also invited to attend. Camp Member James Evans will speak on “Life in a Northern Prison Camp”. For further information, please call 540-320-4315 or 540-239-9864.
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.