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Friday, Oct. 18:

 

Chorale Fall Concert

Blacksburg Master Chorale and the Blacksburg Children’s Chorale will be performing their Fall concert, “Light, Love and Laughter” in the Covington Center on Radford University’s campus at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, along with other pieces from popular musicals and movies. Tickets are available for purchase online at blacksburgmasterchorale.org and are $25 general admission; $15 seniors, and $10 for students (K-12 and college). Or email blacksburgmasterchorale@gmail.com to request tickets or more info.

 

Blood Drive

Central United Methodist Church at the Family Life Center; 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Walk-ins welcome.

 

Saturday, Oct. 19:

 

Indie Author Day

Blacksburg Public Library will be hosting Indie Author Day from 1 – 4 p.m. Speakers will include: Dick Baynton, author of The Handbook of Small Business, Michael Abraham, author of several local fiction and non-fiction books, Ginger Dakin author of children’s book Tippy Toes Hot, and Debra Anderson, local freelance writer and poet. The authors will describe their journeys through self-publishing, and the various paths they took to becoming published authors. Book sales and signings will be available at the end of the program, as well as an opportunity to bring any questions to the authors.

 

Sunday, Oct. 20:

 

Blacksburg Community Band Fall Concert

Blacksburg High School, 3 p.m. David McKee, Conductor.Jay Crone, Trombone Soloist. Free concert with refreshments to follow. Donations welcomed and help support the Founder’s Scholarship.

 

Monday, Oct. 21:

 

Young Adult Book Club

The Jessie Peterman Memorial Library has a Young Adult Book Club called The Book Thieves. The Book Thieves will be meeting at 4 p.m. Please come having read Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo. Snacks and drinks provided.

 

Sunday, Oct. 27:

 

NAACP meeting

The General Body meeting of the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County NAACP will be held Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 3:30 pm at the Old Hill School Community Center, 570 High Street in Christiansburg.  All are welcome!  For additional information contact us at 540-382 6751 or info@mrfnaacp.org.

Friday, Nov. 1:

 

Book Sale

Radford Public Library; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Many children’s books are available, as well as a large selection of science fiction and fantasy books and lots of Christmas books. Prices are still very affordable for everyone. Come and support the Radford Library.

 

Saturday, Nov. 2 :

 

Book Sale

Radford Public Library; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Many children’s books are available, as well as a large selection of science fiction and fantasy books and lots of Christmas books. Prices are still very affordable for everyone. Come and support the Radford Library.

 

Sunday, Nov. 3:

 

Book Sale

Radford Public Library; 1 – 5 p.m. Many children’s books are available, as well as a large selection of science fiction and fantasy books and lots of Christmas books. Prices are still very affordable for everyone. Come and support the Radford Library.

 

On-going:

Art Exhibit:Walt Hewes

All Month of October, at the Blacksburg Library. Trained at the Pennsylvania academy, Walt uses his remarkable talent in pastel, pencil, and watercolor to create both sweeping overview of the local scenery as well as details of the structures, bridges, and natural landmarks that are along our country roads.

 

What Am I?

All Month of October, at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library. Guess the name of the constellation from the clues provided for a chance to win a Celestron tabletop telescope!

 

Halloween Costume Drive

Meadowbrook Public Library is collecting clean, gently used costumes in all sizes for our Costume Mania giveaway program! Bring your donations to the library between now and Oct. 16.

 

VFW Scholarship Opportunity          

The Meadowbrook Library and VFW Post 4920 and Auxiliary are working together to provide the opportunity for students to enter for the VFW Scholarships-Patriots Pen and Voice of Democracy. These are open for students in grades 6-12. These scholarships can be worth up to $30,000 but you have to enter to be eligible. Entry forms and instructions are available at the Meadowbrook Library.

 

Storytime at the Radford Public Library

Come join us for weekly storytimes at the library! Storytimes are designed to promote pre-reading skills and a love of books. We share books, finger-plays, songs, and other activities that parents and caregivers can repeat at home. No sign-up required, just drop in!

Ages 0-2: Wednesdays and Thursdays; 10 – 10:30 a.m.

Ages 3 and up: Wednesdays and Thursdays; 11 – 11:45 a.m.

 

Town of Christiansburg ornament competition

The Town is also searching for its Heritage Ornament to send to Richmond this holiday season. Crafters should enter the Annual Ornament Contest at www.christiansburg.org/ornament for a chance to have their work displayed on the Virginia Holiday Tree at the Executive Mansion. All other entries will have their ornaments displayed on the Christiansburg tree in Town Hall. Enter hand-crafted ornament by Oct. 25 at 4 p.m.

 

Community Health Center of the NRV helps adults access VA health coverage

As of Jan. 1, 2019, new health coverage for adults covers more people. If you work in retail, construction, childcare, landscaping, food service or many of the jobs that don’t offer health insurance, you may be able to get low-cost health insurance that includes regular preventive care and treatment for chronic health conditions. To find out if you’re eligible, phone the Community Health Center of the NRV (215 Roanoke Street) at 540 381-0820, or visit coverva.org

 

Montgomery Museum volunteer opportunities

A number of volunteer opportunities are available at the Montgomery Museum.

Docent: training is provided for individuals to staff the front office, answer calls, make sales, and interpret the history of the museum; events planning: planning and implementation of our major events annually, including Heritage Day, Mountains of Music, h’Arts on Main, Cruisin’ Christiansburg; Working with any of the committees: (Membership, Marketing, Events/Fundraising, Building Expansion, Building and Grounds); research with genealogy projects: working with the genealogy team; gardening: working in the garden with Virginia Master Gardeners. Contact 540.382.5644 and visit www.montgomerymuseum.org

 

Pre-1940s schools exhibit seeks contributions

The Montgomery Museum of Art and History is celebrating an upcoming new exhibit at the museum on the history of schools in Montgomery County with a series of school photos this month. If you’d like to contribute to the museum’s collection of pre-1940 photos of county schools, please contact the museum curator, Sherry Wyatt, at collections@montgomerymuseum.org.