Today, Saturday, June 24:
At the Blacksburg Library; 11 a.m. – noon. Joelle Shenk is back with stories, props, costumes, and lots of audience participation!
Community Quilting Bee – Squaring up blocks
At the Blacksburg Library; 1 – 3 p.m. Join our community of quilters and work on your own project, chat or learn how to square up your blocks so they all fit together smoothly without any puckers or stretching. Everyone welcome!
Family Movie Matinee: Leap!
At the Radford Public Library; 11 a.m. Leap into the life of a prima ballerina! A young orphan named Felicie runs away to Paris with her best friend to attend dance school. Rated PG; 85 minutes.
Monday, June 26:
International Taste Test
At the Christiansburg Library; 1- 2 p.m. Come all together now to try all kinds of unique snacks from around the world! Can you guess what each food item is? Which ones will be your favorites? Ages 9 and up. Registration required. This program may not be suitable for those with food allergies.
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, June 27:
Intro to Genealogy
At the Radford Public Library; noon – 1 p.m. Join local genealogy expert Rebecca Novy as she details the fundamentals of this exciting and rewarding field. Mrs. Novy is here to give you the initial tools and basics you need to start researching your family history and building your family tree.
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 the 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.
Tuesday Night Book Club
At the Radford Public Library; 6- 7 p.m. Adults and teens are invited to chat with Dave about whatever they happen to be reading, watching, or listening to at the moment. Snacks and coffee provided.
Summer Backpack Program
At the Meadowbrook Library; 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. The Summer Backpack Program is intended to help families with children and teens stretch their grocery budget. The bags are filled with nutritious food. This is a drop-in program open to residents of Eastern Montgomery County only. Each week there will be crafts for the kids in addition to the bag of food. If you missed picking up food for the week, call and make an appointment. For more information call the Meadowbrook Library at 540-268-1964.
Wednesday, June 28:
Mingle at the Market
Join the Blacksburg Farmer’s Market for Mingle at the Market, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., at Market Square Park. This event will feature live music, locally brewed beverages, local food and more.
Saturday, July 1:
Community Center yard sale
The Pilot Community Center is having a yard sale; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, July 4:
Christiansburg Fourth of July celebration
Held on Main Street; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (and fireworks at 9:15 p.m.) Come to downtown Christiansburg for the annual Fourth of July Celebration. The family-friendly event features live music, an array of food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, a kids’ zone, and more. Fireworks will start around 9:15 p.m. near the new Christiansburg Huckleberry Park. They can be viewed from the Uptown Mall or Walmart parking lots. If the event is rained out, fireworks will be on July 5, with no downtown event.
Radford Fourth of July festival
Held in Bisset Park; 1 – 11 p.m. Features live music, food and craft vendors, children’s games and inflatables. Fireworks, sponsored by Third Securities.
Thursday, July 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.
Wildwood Park Nature Lecture Series
The Wildwood Park Nature Lecture Series takes place in the heart of Wildwood Park at the Outdoor Classroom (pavilion). To get to the site, attendees can park at the Sundell Drive parking lot for Wildwood Park and take the walkway into the center of the park. All of the talks start at 7:30 p.m. and are held rain or shine unless there are thunderstorms. July 6: Millipedes (Jackson Means, Virginia Tech).
Saturday, July 15:
Rotary Club blood screening
The Rotary Club of Christiansburg-Blacksburg and LewisGale Hospital Montgomery biannual blood screening; 6:30 -10 a.m. in the hospital’s lobby. The fasting blood test screens over 25 different markers including cholesterol and red blood indices at a significantly reduced cost. New this year, the test will include Hemoglobin A1C. Cost is $50. Results are sent to participants and their physician of choice. A portion of the proceeds is used to fund a service project in the community.
Pre-register for the blood screening at https://www.rotary7570.org/blood or call 540-951-8988. Walk-in registration is available the day of the blood screening.
Thursday, July 20:
Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting
The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Stuart Horse Artillery Camp 1784 will meet at 7 p.m. at Aly’s Family Italian Restaurant on 3204 Riner Rd. Members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) are also invited to this meeting. Mr. Sam Winkler, aka “President Jefferson Davis” will be the guest speaker. For further information, please call 540-320-4315 or 540-239-9864.
Sunday, June 25:
Central Business Committee meeting
The Christiansburg Central Business Committee will meet at noon in the Administrative Conference Room at Christiansburg Town Hall.
Entries sought for July 4th Parade
Participants are needed for Blacksburg’s July 4th parade, which is organized by the Mount Tabor Ruritan Club. The parade starts at 2 p.m. from Eheart Street, runs through downtown on Main Street, and ends at Alumni Mall. Entries can be floats, bicycles, wagons, marchers, walkers, antique/classic cars, Jeeps, trucks, fire engines, scouts, bands, sports teams, etc. Information is available on the Mount Tabor Ruritan Club’s Facebook page, or by texting 540-449-6178.
Market Square Jam
Held Wednesdays, June through September, in Blacksburg on the corner of Draper Road and Roanoke Street; 7 – 9 p.m. Catering to traditional Old-Time music, Blacksburg’s Market Square Jam brings musicians together to pick a tune, enjoy fun times with friends and family, and take in all that downtown Blacksburg has to offer. Blacksburg’s Market Square Jam is an official Crooked Road affiliated venue that provides fun and entertainment.
Blacksburg Farmers Market
Hours now through October: Wednesdays 2 – 6 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Located at Market Square Park, on the corner of Roanoke Street and Draper Road in downtown Blacksburg. Features growers of locally grown produce and meats, alongside artisans of baked goods, prepared foods, cheese, handmade crafts, and more.
Christiansburg Farmers Market
Thursdays; 3 – 7 p.m. Located in the Recreation Center parking lot. Features local farmers and vendors. Seasonal produce, plants, fresh baked goods, crafts, fresh flowers, handmade jewelry and more. Items for purchase vary week-to-week. Check our Facebook page for details about weekly themes, prizes, vendors, and live music.
Radford Farmers Market
Held 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. Features produce, plants, baked goods, artisans, fresh squeezed lemonade, eggs, meats, cheeses and more.