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.
Radford Summer Concert
Music from Chairman of the Board on the Glencoe Lower Field at Glencoe Mansion, Museum & Gallery. Enjoy the 2023 Summer Concert featuring R&B and beach music from Chairman of the Board. Food trucks will be on-site and beer will be available for purchase for those 21 & older. Tickets for Saturday’s concert are $5 per person and children under 12 are free. IDs are required to purchase alcohol. Bring a chair and enjoy! Gates open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Glencoe is located at 600 Unruh Dr. in Radford.
Heritage Day Festival
The Montgomery Museum of Art & History presents Heritage Day Festival; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in downtown Christiansburg. Free, family-friendly event at the museum, on East Main St. and at the Museum Gardens at 300 South Pepper St. Vendors including craft, art, antique cars, native plants, baked goods, and many children’s activities. Hay wagon ride, historical reenactors, and a beer/wine garden managed by Christiansburg Kiwanis Club. Live performances at the Downtown Christiansburg stage with performances by Amelia Empson, Virginia Hollow, Pathway, The Panjammers, and Appalachian Space Train. Food trucks, including Scoops Arcade Food Truck and Community Pizza will be next to the beer garden.
Monday, August 28:
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 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.
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.
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.