Saturday, April 29:
The Town of Blacksburg will host a Shred-A-Thon, 9 a.m. – noon at 725 Patrick Henry Dr., Blacksburg. This free event is a great opportunity to recycle unneeded household documents, records, etc. Please plan to bring documents in a box, tote or paper bag and observe the limit of five containers per vehicle. Items that cannot be shredded include: metal, three-ring binders, composition notebooks, hardback books, and non-paper materials. This is a drive-thru event only. Please remain in your vehicle during drop off. For more information, call the Town of Blacksburg Recycling office at 540-443-1212.
New Mount Olive fish fry
The United Methodist Men of New Mount Olive are sponsoring a fish fry, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at New Mount Olive United Methodist Church, 309 Russell Ave., in Radford. Dinners are $12 and include two pieces of fried fish, baked beans, coleslaw, rolls and dessert. Fish sandwiches are $6 and an extra piece of fish is $3.50 For call-in orders, call the church at 540-639-6425. Delivery is available only in Radford.
Montgomery Museum’s Arts NRV Market
2023 Arts NRV Market – second year – at the museum’s new location in downtown Christiansburg; April 28 noon- 6:30 p.m. and April 29 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., featuring local crafters, painters, demonstrations, food trucks, and a wine garden. The Arts NRV Market is a celebration of creativity and community art, showcasing some of the most talented artists and crafters from the New River Valley and Roanoke Valley region. In addition to live demonstrations from en plein air painters, stone carvers, stained glass with Niki Pynn, and Fire and Sky Pottery Studio and Art Center pottery demonstrations, the Arts NRV Market will feature a wide range of handmade crafts, jewelry, pottery, and more. Food trucks include Aloha Eddie (Fri. and Sat.).\, and Sam’s Hot Dog Stand Blacksburg, and Cabo Fish Taco (Sat.). Sip on wine from Vintage Cellar, take in the sights and sounds of the market, and enjoy the company of fellow art enthusiasts. Sponsored by Fully-Engaged, Shelter Alternatives, Inc., Ruth Lefko Art, David Ferrell Art & Photography, Blacksburg Regional Art Association (BRAA), and Vintage Cellar. Admission free, and all are welcome to attend. For more information on the Arts NRV Market, visit www.artsnrv.org.
Library of Virginia on-the-go
At the Meadowbrook Library; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Library of Virginia is bringing their state-of-the-art equipment and offering their expertise. Join us to explore research resources, discuss regional and family history, enjoy children’s activities and much more. Door prizes, Genealogy 101 and help with your questions, tours of the Meadowbrook Museum and the MFRL Mobile Library, special guest Daniel Thorp, and Precious Valley Farms Petting Zoo. All events are free and open to the community.
Family Movie Matinee: Encanto
At the Radford Public Library; 11 a.m. A Colombian teenage girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers in “Encanto”. Rated PG; 1 hour 42 minutes.
Skipper Cannon Firing
The Corps of Cadets will host a Change of Command Ceremony and Pass in Review on the Drillfield on Saturday, April 29. The event is open to the public and will begin at 10 a.m. Skipper, the corps cannon, will fire between 10 and 11 a.m. during the Change of Command Pass in Review. The three shots will occur when the cadets reach the Drillfield, at the first note of the national anthem, and at the first note of Tech Triumph. The Pass in Review will honor the Class of 2023 and usher in the Class of 2024 as the cadet commanders of the regiment.
Sunday, April 30:
Christiansburg Presbyterian Church Spring Concert
Christiansburg Presbyterian Church will offer its annual Spring Concert at 4 p.m. This year’s guest artist will be classical guitarist Justin Craig. Justin is a graduate of Radford University with a Master of Music degree in classical guitar performance. He is a busy regional guitarist, jazz performer, recording artist, and teacher. He performs often as a soloist and leads a variety of groups including a modern jazz and Brazilian group. This concert is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, May 2:
Montgomery County School Board meeting
School board meetings are regularly scheduled on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. and are held at the Operations Center, 208 College St. in Christiansburg. The Montgomery County School Board utilizes Board Docs for their agenda and minutes. Public access to Board Docs is available at http://www.boarddocs.com/vsba/mcps/Board.nsf/Public. Montgomery County residents, MCPS students, and School Board employees may appear in person at any regular meeting of the School Board. A person who wishes to address the School Board should make their request prior to the beginning of the School Board meeting by completing the online sign-up form before the end of public comment period: https://forms.gle/GVxiJUicVBQNyt5M6.
Thursday, May 4:
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.
Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6:
There will be a book sale at the Radford Public Library, 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Along with the usual subjects, there will be many, many children’s books, cookbooks and jigsaw puzzles. Come to the sale and help support the Radford Public Library.
Saturday, May 6:
Democratic Committee Unassembled Caucus
The Montgomery County Democratic Committee is conducting an Unassembled Caucus on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Montgomery County Government Center, 755 Roanoke St., Christiansburg. The caucus will be held for the following local positions: Montgomery County Constitutional Offices and Board of Supervisors Districts B, E, F, and G. Eligible Democrats may participate in voting during the hours listed above. The complete Montgomery County Democratic Committee caucus process is posted on the MCDC webpage, www.mcdemocrats.org. If no more than one person seeks election to a position, the caucus will be cancelled for the position. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, May 7:
Blacksburg Community Strings and Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert
Blacksburg Community Strings and Chamber Orchestra present their Spring Concert at 2 p.m. at Warm Hearth Village Center – featuring local string and wind instrument players playing the classical music of Beethoven, Saint-Saens, and Bach as well as an orchestral arrangement of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. Soloists include cellist John Crawford, violinist Rhea Epstein, and violist Diane Conant. Free admission. Visit http://www.blacksburgcommunitystrings.com for more information.
Monday, May 8:
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 www.radfordva.gov.
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, May 9:
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.
Radford City School Board meeting
At the School Administration Building, 1612 Wadsworth St., Radford; 6 p.m.
Thursday, May 18:
Sons of Confederate Veterans
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 are also invited to this meeting. For further information, please call 540-320-4315 or 540-239-9864
Glencoe Mansion announces call for art for Mary Draper Ingles Show
Glencoe Mansion is calling for art for its July-August 2023 Gallery Exhibit, “A Journey For All,” a multi-artist show themed on the life and times of Mary Draper Ingles. Accepted artwork should reflect the life and times of Mary Draper Ingles, expressions of life during the colonial period, and histories of all the peoples, from settlers to indigenous cultures to enslaved people, who called the frontier home. This includes, but is not limited to, depictions of local landmarks (for example, Ingles Farm, the Cultural and Heritage Park, Ingles Tavern and other connected sites in the region), and Colonial style art. All fine arts and fine craft media including painting, plein air, illustration, digital media, textiles, mixed media and photography will be considered. Artists may submit up to three (3) artworks for consideration. Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. on June 13. Participation, which is subject to acceptance, is open to artists in and around the NRV area. Entry forms for “A Journey For All” can be found at www.glencoemansion.org or by contacting email@example.com.
Radford Farmers Market
2023 season of the Radford Farmers Market kicked off Saturday, April 22 on the grounds of Glencoe Mansion, Museum and Galley, located just off West Main Street, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. each Saturday until October 14.