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.
Free Comic Book Day
The Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library will be giving away free comics in celebration of Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 6. Free comics will be available for children, teens, and adults (limit two per person, while supplies last). All branches, all day event.
You are cordially invited to an afternoon tea at the Meadowbrook Library; 1 -2:30 p.m. Come out for an afternoon tea in the lovely Carilion Community Room. The tea will feature tea, light refreshments, a garden treasure hunt, and much more. Enjoy music by harpist Chloé Scales. Wear your tea party clothes and your hat if you wish to do so, but it is not a requirement. Recommended for ages 4-99. Space is limited, registration is required, sign up early. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This program is free! For more information contact the Library at 540-268-1964.
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.
Wednesday, May 10:
School Board meeting
Radford City School Board will convene for its regular meeting at 6 p.m., at the School Administration Building, 1612 Wadsworth St. The agenda for the meeting can be viewed at www.rcps.org.
Virtual Author Talk with Jena Friedman
Hosted by the Radford Public Library; 8 -9 p.m. Celebrity comedian and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Jena Friedman’s debut collection, Not Funny, takes on the third rails of modern life in Jena’s bold and subversive style, with essays that explore cancel culture, sexism, work, celebrity worship, and…dead baby jokes. In a moment where women’s rights are being rolled back, fascism is on the rise, and so many of us could use a breather as we struggle to get by, Jena applies her unique gifts to pull a laugh from things deemed too raw, too precious, and too scary to joke about. She shares her stories of taking on those who told her she was too brash, edgy, and “unlikable” to make it. She deftly dissects how we get coerced into silence on the issues that matter most until they’ve gone too far afield to be turned back around again. Register now! https://libraryc.org/radfordlibrary.
Friday, May 12 – Sunday, May 14:
West End Weekend
West End Weekend, a “jam-packed, art-filled celebration” at Glencoe Mansion and Long Way Brewing. Opening reception for the Radford Photo Club at Glencoe Mansion, Museum & Gallery, 5:30 – 7 p.m., Friday, May 12. On Saturday, May 13, West End Weekend Festival, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Features more than 30 artisan vendors, live music from The Breakfast Club and FloydFest On-the-Rise band Appalachian Space Train, four food trucks, and an array of craft beers. The event will take place on the upper lawn at Glencoe Mansion. As always, admission is free, but donations are welcomed. “Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and well-mannered dogs, too!” On Sunday, May 14, Long Way Brewing will wrap up the weekend with Market Day at Long Way from 1 – 5 p.m. A dozen artisan vendors will be on site to browse and shop as visitors sip on Long Way Brewing’s signature craft brews.
Saturday, May 13:
Mount Tabor Ruritan fish fry
Mount Tabor Ruritan Club will hold its May Fish Fry, 5 to 7 p.m. at Slusser’s Chapel Picnic Shelter, 1543 Mount Tabor Rd, Blacksburg. Serving fish, fries and slaw; homemade desserts; and beverages. DJ Earl Brown will be spinning some hits to get the 2023 fry season off to a swinging start! Adults-$12, children under 12 – $6, (under 3)- free, carry-outs- $12. Held rain or shine. Call or text 540-449-6178 for further information. On Facebook at MtTaborRuritan.
Wednesday, May 17:
At the Radford Public Library; 2- 3 p.m. Come take a hike, paint a masterpiece, or explore the international space station at the library! Try all these things and more using our new Meta Quest 2 VR headset. If that’s not a good time for you, email email@example.com to schedule a time for a 30 minute demo!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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