Upcoming Events

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Wednesday, Nov. 13:

 

Radford Reads with Kathleen Harshberger

Radford Author Kathleen Harshberger will be visiting the Radford Public Library to talk about her new book, “Etiquette Matters” at 6 p.m. Copies of her book will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

 

Thursday, Nov. 14:

 

Blacksburg Friends of the Library Book Sale

Thursday, November 14 – Saturday, November 17; Fill a bag full of fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, and more for only $5 a bag (Cash or check only)! All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library! Presale for FOL members on Thursday, November 14, from 10 a.m. – noon.

 

Saturday, Nov. 16:

 

Annual Christmas Store Toy Drive at VT Basketball

A Toy Drive to benefit the Montgomery County Christmas Store will be at the Men’s Basketball Game at 1:30 p.m. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to Cassell Coliseum.  VT athletes and volunteers from the Christmas Store will be at entry areas to collect toys.

 

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Radford Church of God in Christ invites you to our free community Thanksgiving dinner noon – 3 p.m. There will be lots of fun, fellowship, food and door prizes.  Come out and fellowship with us; 206 Russell Avenue, Radford

 

An Adventure in Quilt Making

Meadowbrook Public Library, Shawsville, 1 p.m. Creating quilts takes us on many wonderful journeys. Join well known quilter Paula Golden on a journey through the creative process as she shares her quilts and quilt-making experiences over a 40 year period. Paula Golden relishes sharing the history, techniques and art of quilting with students of all ages. This program is presented by the Meadowbrook Public Library in memory of Linda Wilson. The program is free and open to the public.

 

Pilot Pancake Supper

Pancake Supper at the Pilot Community Center, 4449 Brush Creek Road, Pilot; 4 – 6 p.m. $5 per person. Proceeds from this fundraiser will help restore this historic structure. The old Pilot School was built in 1921, and is the only four-room schoolhouse still surviving in Montgomery County. The Pilot Community Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity and all donations are tax deductible.

 

On-going:

 

Christiansburg Leaf Collection

The Town of Christiansburg is offering its annual Loose Leaf Collection service to residents weekdays from Nov. 4 through Dec. 20, weather permitting. Public Works crews will only collect piles of loose leaves; leaves placed in bags will not be accepted. Please do not place pile of loose leaves in a way that blocks sidewalks, sanitary sewers, solid waste carts, drainage ditches or utility meter boxes.

 

Crafting Group

Christiansburg Helping Hands is a group of crafters coming together every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. at the Christiansburg Rec Center. We make items for various needs in our community. Please feel free to join us for a fun afternoon of knitting, crocheting or sewing (your choice), as well as connect with some new friends and make a difference in our community. For more information contact Tina at knitpic@aol.com.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Art in Miss Jessie’s Gallery & Front Desk

All Month of November, at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library. Featuring the sculpture, drawings, paintings, and graphics of artist Ling Jie Gu, who seeks to find meaning in the natural world land translate it into a comprehensible format for her audience to enjoy. The pieces are either anecdotes of her imagination, or merely studies of how the natural world operates. She seeks to translate these things into a common lingo. Don’t miss her high energy show!

 

Cards for Veterans

All Month of November, at the Christiansburg Library. Make a card for a veteran. Cards will be forwarded to a non-profit organization that supports the military who will then send them out.

 

Conversation Starters

All Month of November, at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library. Be sure to answer the latest thought-provoking question on our whiteboard near the entrance. We’ll ask a new question several times a week.

 

  1. Pluribus Unum

All Month of November, at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library. Looking for something to do? Come in and help put together a 1,000 piece puzzle.

 

Facebook Recipe Swap!

All Month of November, at the Christiansburg Library. Share your favorite recipe ideas on our Facebook Page all month long and discover new recipes.

 

Help the Veterans with your donations

All Month of November, at the Christiansburg Library

The Christiansburg Library is a collection point for items needed at the VA Medical Center in Salem. Bring your donations of the following items to the library during November: deodorant, denture adhesive, 3 in 1 body wash/shampoo/conditioner, body lotion, toothpaste, nail clippers, sweatpants, sweatshirts, t-shirts (size M, L, XL) , and new baseball caps. Co-Sponsored by Elliston-Shawsville Post 4920 & Auxiliary.

 

Help the Veterans with your donations

All month at the Meadowbrook Public Library. Supplies will be provided for you to make a card thanking a Veteran for his/her service. Let them know you appreciate their service and their sacrifice for our freedom. Place your cards inside the red, white, and blue mail box in the library. Cards will be delivered to the Veterans at the Salem VA Center before November 11 (Veterans Day). Co-sponsored by Elliston- Shawsville VFW Post 4920 & Auxiliary and Meadowbrook Public Library.

 

Junior Artist Program

All Month of November, at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library. Become a Junior Artist and earn a sketchbook! Just pick up an art card at the front desk, visit Miss Jessie’s Gallery, answer a few questions, then return your signed card to the front desk for a bookmark. Complete five cards, and you will get your very own artist sketchbook. Parental assistance is encouraged, particularly for the littlest Junior Artists!