Saturday, August 12:
Mount Tabor Ruritan Club will hold its August Fish Fry; 5 – 7 p.m. at Slusser’s Chapel Picnic Shelter, 1543 Mount Tabor Rd, Blacksburg. Serving fish, fries and slaw; homemade desserts; and beverages. Adults-$12, children under 12-$6, (under 3)-free, carry-outs-$12. This month we will be entertained by The Panjammers Steel Drum Orchestra. The fish fry is a fundraiser for the Ruritan Club’s community service projects and scholarships. Held rain or shine. Call or text 540-449-6178 for further information. On Facebook at MtTaborRuritan.
Reptiles at the Library
At Meadowbrook Library; 11 a.m. – noon. Virginia Master Naturalist and State Park volunteer, Judith McCord will bring a ball python, a blue-tongued skink, a Russian tortoise and an Eastern box turtle for folks to learn about and interact with. Learn about reptiles commonly found in our state parks. All ages.
Page to Screen Movies: Maltese Falcon
At the Radford Public Library; noon- 2 p.m. Come see Humphrey Bogart in the 1941 adaptation of Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon. Gourmet popcorn from Lil’Bit Corny LLC will be available while supplies last. NR; 100 min.
Saturday, August 12 – Sunday, August 20:
Marching Virginian Band Camp
In preparation for the upcoming Hokie football season, the Marching Virginians will host their annual Band Camp; 9a.m. – 9 p.m. each day. After this camp period concludes, the Marching Virginians will move into regular fall rehearsals, occurring Monday – Friday, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Community members are welcome to attend a rehearsal, if desired. Questions and concerns may be directed to Dr. Polly Middleton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, August 14:
IDA golf tournament
Intellectual Disabilities Agency of the New River Valley 26th Annual Golf Tournament at the Blacksburg Country Club golf course. Registration at www.idanrv.org/home/golf-details and payment can be made via check to IDA at PO Box 42, Christiansburg VA 24068 or online using PayPal. Fees for the day are $100 per golfer and include golf cart, lunch, and multiple prizes. If you are not a golfer, you can also support IDA with Tee sponsorships. Email Denise@idanrv.org for details.
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, August 15:
Blacksburg Town Council meeting
The 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.
Have You Been Counted? Using Census Records in Genealogy Research
At the Radford Public Library; noon – 1 p.m.. This informative program will consist of information about each of the census years, what information is included, where to find the records, and strategies for using census records in your genealogy research.
Thursday, August 17:
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, 3204 Riner Rd. Members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) are also invited to this meeting. For further information, please call 540-320-4315 or 540-239-9864.
Saturday, August 19:
BBQ and craft fair
Annual Raise the Roof BBQ; 4 – 7 p.m. at Slusser’s Chapel, 1543 Mt. Tabor Rd., Blacksburg. All-you-can eat menu includes smoked pulled pork, chicken, hamburgers, and hot dogs, homemade sides: baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw and desserts. Eat in or take out. Tickets at the door. Price: Adults $10 and children 12 and under $5. For more information call 540-951-1757 www.slussers-themount.org.
Tuesday, August 29:
Ice Cream Social and Bingo
Beat the heat and join Blacksburg Parks and Recreation for a fun afternoon of ice cream followed by a game of Bingo, 1- 2:30 p.m., at the Blacksburg Community Center. Ice Cream and drinks provided; you bring a topping to share. If you want to play bingo, bring $1 in quarters for bingo prizes. Event is co-sponsored with Warm Hearth Village. The event cost $3 for residents and $6 for non-residents. To register, click the link listed above or call 540-443-1100.
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.
Registration open for Potter in the Park race
Calling all wizards of Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin! Have you signed up for the TriWizard TriMile Potter in the Park Race yet? The annual family-fun event is on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 8:30 a.m. Register at www.lvnrv.org.