Thursday, May 16:
Blacksburg Library, 6 -7 p.m. This meeting will include instruction as well as practice time. All are welcome. Cindy Cowden has been practicing mindfulness meditation, or insight meditation, since 1990. She enjoys sharing this practice with people who are curious about how mindfulness might support their lives.
Friday, May 17:
Christiansburg Library summer concert series
Christiansburg Library lawn, 7-8:30 p.m. – Root2 Music. Root2 Music is the musical intersection of Deep South country blues and Celtic/Appalachian fiddle music. David Frank (guitar, harmonica, vocals) and Nancy Reid (fiddle, vocals) perform traditional and original blues with a distinctive Appalachian flavor. You can visit them at http://www.root2music.com/.
Free Skin Cancer Screening
May is Melanoma Awareness Month, and River Ridge Dermatology will be hosting a free skin cancer screening at the Christiansburg Recreation Center on Friday, May 17, from 1:30-4 p.m. Regular skin checks play a vital role in early detection and treatment. Don’t miss Dr. Chad Johnston and Dr. Aleksandra Brown at this walk-in event. All ages are welcome, but children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The last patient must be checked in no later than 3:50 p.m.
Saturday, May 18:
Noon – 1 p.m. at the Christiansburg Public Library. Sign up at the front desk for a 15 minute slot to read to a cat from the Montgomery County Animal Care and Adoption Center to practice reading and socialize shelter cats. All ages.
Indoor Yard Sale
The Women of St. Jude will be having an indoor yard sale/bake sale at St. Jude Catholic Church on Saturday, May 18th from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. We will have clothes, small household items, toys, books, and much more! We will also be have baked goods along with sausage biscuits for breakfast and hot dogs for lunch. St. Jude Catholic Church is located at 1740 Tyler Rd., Christiansburg, VA 24073.
There will be an Oreo Taste Challenge at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library at 1 p.m. How many flavors can you guess? Vote for your favorite and results will be posted on our social media.
Sunday, May 19:
Movie and Panel Discussion
The Lyric Theatre will present The Public, a new movie starring Alec Baldwin and Emilio Estevez about homelessness in our communities and the role of the public library, on Sunday, May 19. The movie will show at 3 and 7 p.m. At 5:15 p.m. there will be a panel discussion on the topic of homelessness and other social needs, and the role of the public library sponsored by the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library.
Tuesday, May 21:
Senior Care Fair
Free event will have health screenings, local organizations and businesses centered on senior citizens’ needs, door prizes and more. The annual Senior Care Fair is co-sponsored by the Christiansburg/Montgomery Triad S.A.L.T. Council. 9 a.m. to noon at the Christiansburg Recreation Center.
Marble Paper Workshop
There will be a Marble Paper Workshop at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library on Tuesday, May 21 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Make marble paper bookmarks and photo mats out of shaving foam and paint in this fun STEAM activity. All materials provided.
Wednesday, May 22:
Sign up for a summer of fun competing in the Southwest Virginia Swim League (SVSL) on the Christiansburg Aquatic Center Blue Fins Swim Team. All ages are welcome, including adults! First practice will begin May 22.
Thursday, May 23:
Help save the Pilot Community Center
Pilot School was built in 1921 and served the academic needs of the local community until the 1960s when it became the Pilot Community Center. The building needs some repairs, and we are asking local residents to help determine the future of this historic Appalachian structure and how it will continue to best serve the community. Please make your opinion known at a meeting on Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. at the Pilot Community Center. The address is 4449 Brush Creek Rd., Pilot, VA 24138.
Friday, May 31:
Radford Library summer reading super slime kickoff
Be a founding member of the Summer Reading Club by signing up on Day one! If you register in advance, you can also participate in the Super Slime making event! Receive a free book when you sign up – Summer Reading Club is fun for all ages! 3 p.m.
Monday, June 10:
Disabled American Veterans Christiansburg chapter meeting
United States Disabled American Veterans Chapter: J M Wainright #29 meets every second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at 1620 S Franklin St, Christiansburg, Virginia 24073. www.davmembersportal.org/chapters/VA/29
Community Health Center of the New River Valley helps adults access VA health coverage
Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, new health coverage for adults will cover 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