Saturday, Sept. 9:
Mount Tabor Ruritan Club September 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. Adults-$12, children under 12-$6, (under 3)-free, carry-outs-$12. Entertainment by Simple Gifts of the Blue Ridge. 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. This is the last fish fry in 2023. On Facebook at MtTaborRuritan.
Quilts of Valor: A Quilting Program
At Meadowbrook Public Library; 1- 2:30 p.m. A Quilt of Valor is a quality, handmade quilt that is machine or hand quilted. It is awarded to a Service Member or Veteran who has been touched by war. Join us to learn more about Quilts of Valor in a discussion led by Jenny Fields. There will also be some quilts for participants to see.
Family Movie Matinee
At the Radford Public Library; 11 a.m. Come see the ‘Super Mario Bros. Movie’ on the library’s BIG projection screen! Rated PG; 92 minutes.
Grownup Board Game Club
At the Radford Public Library; 2- 4:30 p.m. Bring a game, bring a friend, or just bring yourself to play board games at the library! Pick a game from our collection or bring something from home to share!
Monday, Sept. 11:
Kids Cooking Club: Applesauce
At the Radford Public Library; 4- 5 p.m. Registration required! Fall is in the air – or at least, apples are. Kids under 13 (little ones are welcome with supervision) are invited to join Youth Services Librarian Morgan in making the classic applesauce! We will be using the library mobile kitchen, the Charlie Cart. Registration is required and spots are limited. Call 540-731-3621 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up.
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, Sept. 12:
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.
Radford City School Board meeting
Please be informed that the Radford City School Board will convene for its regular meeting at 6 p.m., to be held at the School Administration Building, 1612 Wadsworth St., Radford. The agenda for the meeting can be viewed at www.rcps.org.
English Conversation for Adults
At the Blacksburg Library; 7 – 9 p.m. Join us for English Conversation for Adults, led by Carole and Bob Dellinger. Call the library at 540-552-8246 for more information.
Wednesday, Sept. 13:
Huckleberry Trail Section Closure
Beginning at 7:30 a.m., sections of the Huckleberry Trail will be temporarily closed for crews to conduct brush trimming along the trail route. This closure will begin on the trail section located at Linwood Lane, ending at Fire Station #2 on Prices Fork Road. The work crew will conduct a systematic closure of trail sections as they progress. All maintenance work is expected to be complete by 3:30 p.m. the same day. This closure was originally scheduled for Sept. 6. Due to equipment issues, this closure has been moved to Sept. 13.
Thursday, Sept. 14:
Mount Tabor Ruritan Club Open House
At Slusser’s Chapel Fellowship Hall, 1543 Mt Tabor Rd, Blacksburg. Drop by between 6:30 and 8 p.m. This is an opportunity for community members to talk with Ruritan members about current club projects, suggest new ones, and to see if they would like to join us.
Saturday, Sept. 16:
Mornings with the Mayor
Join Mayor Leslie Hager-Smith on Sept. 16 and Sept. 23, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. to learn how the Town of Blacksburg operates. Tour the new police station, explore the Town’s history and geography and learn how to get involved at any age! Program admission is free. Open to ages 8 – 12 years. Program admission is limited to 12 participants. Participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. To register, call 540.443.1026 or email email@example.com.
Wilderness Trail Festival
The 50th annual Kiwanis Wilderness Trail Festival will take place in downtown Christiansburg, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Location of vendors will extend on Main Street all the way from Town Hall to Burger King. A record number of vendors have registered this year.
The event will include the usual local arts and crafts vendors, craft demonstrations, an enhanced children’s area, two stages, an emergency services location, great food all day, classic cars, raffles, a silent auction, and more.
Ladies Night Out Workshop
At First Missionary Baptist Church, 7318 Manns Dr., Fairlawn, Va., 5 p.m. Speaker will be Ruth Wolford New Mount Olive UMC—Radford. Sponsored by Deaconess Ministry—FMBC. Refreshments will be served.
Town of Blacksburg Shred-A-Thon; 9 a.m. – noon, 725 Patrick Henry Dr. Free event is a great opportunity to recycle unneeded household documents, records, etc. Please 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. Remain in your vehicle during drop off. For more information, call the Town of Blacksburg Recycling office at 540-443-1212.
Thursday, Sept. 21:
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 located at 3204 Riner Road. Members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) are also invited to attend. For further information, please call 540-320-4315 or 540-239-9864.
Saturday, Sept. 23:
Mornings with the Mayor
Join Mayor Leslie Hager-Smith, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. to learn how the Town of Blacksburg operates. Tour the new police station, explore the Town’s history and geography and learn how to get involved at any age! Program admission is free. Open to ages 8 – 12 years. Program admission is limited to 12 participants. Participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. To register, call 540.443.1026 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Sept. 25:
Special Education Advisory Committee
A Radford City Public Schools Special Education Advisory Committee meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. at McHarg Elementary School, 700 12th St., Radford. The public is invited to attend. The meeting will also be available virtually using Google Meet. To be invited using Google Meet, contact Anne Goodman, Chair, at 540-267-7144, or Kate Leeper, Vice Chair, at 540-267-7223, to obtain a virtual meeting link. We hope to see you there!
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.
Free GED classes
New River Community College is offering free GED at the Meadowbrook Library every Monday and Tuesday through Tuesday, Dec. 12. For more information or to sign up please call the Library at 540-268-1964.