Upcoming Events


Thursday, Oct. 3:


American Legion Meeting

The American Legion, Harvey-Howe-Carper Post 30 will meet at 7 p.m. at the VFW Post Home on 102 Watts St. in Radford. For further information, please call 250-2283 or 239-9864.


Yoga at the Library

10:30 – 11 a.m. at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library. Free yoga at the Library every Monday and Thursday. (except the third Monday of the month).


Friday, Oct. 4:


Grief Support Group

The First Friday Grief Support group will meet at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library from 12 -1:30 p.m. This group will offer an opportunity to connect with others who have experienced the death of a loved one. Attendees can stay the full time or leave as your lunch hour permits. Bring a bag lunch. Contact Ginger Furmage, Bereavement Coordinator, if interested in joining this group. Call 540-381-3171 or email gfurmage@goodsamhospice.org.


Saturday, Oct. 5:


Longshop McCoy Fire and Rescue Annual Pancake Breakfast

Held at 5770 McCoy Rd., McCoy,VA. 6:30- 11 a.m., $7.00 per person. All proceeds benefit the fire and rescue department.


Fall Harvest Celebration

Meadowbrook Public Library, 267 Alleghany Spring Rd, Shawsville; 11th annual Fall Harvest Celebration; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Music by Tim Thornton & Friends and Stephen Wallace, Darin Handy’s exotic animal show and more. Best Pie and Cake contest, free games, crafts, hayrides and more. Quilt Show sponsored by the Meadowbrook Quilters, food vendors, community groups and fun activities. Cancelled if it should rain. Don’t miss out on this fun filled event. For more information contact Cindy Minnick at 268-1964.


Freedom Fund Banquet

Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County NAACP annual Freedom Fund Banquet; Inn at Virginia Tech. Social Hour and Silent Auction begin at 5 p.m., Banquet begins at 6p.m. Speaker is Mr. Jeff May, motivational speaker, from Fayetteville, NC. All are welcome! Please purchase your tickets or reserve your tables now. Businesses, churches, organizations or families can reserve tables that will seat 10 people for dinner. Tickets can  be purchased on-line via Event Brite: <https://www.eventbrite.com/e/44th-freedom-fund-banquet-tickets-60795298374>.   For additional information contact us info@mrfnaacp.org.


Swing for Scholarships Golf Tournament

Radford Child Development, Inc. will host the third annual “Swing for Scholarships” golf tournament at the beautiful Pete Dye River Course. The funds raised in this tournament go directly to benefit families enrolled at the Radford Early Learning Center who demonstrate financial need. Captain’s Choice tournament is a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Registration after Sept. 2 through event day (contingent on availability) is $400/foursome. Register online through the RCD website, http://radfordchilddevelopment.com/golf


Paddle, Peddle, Go at the River City ACCE Community Triathlon

Registration underway. Access to Community College Education (ACCE) makes college available debt free to eligible Radford students graduating from high school. Paddle-Pedal-Go! (run/walk) will be held at Bisset Park and Riverway Trail. Participants will kayak one mile, bike five miles, and run/walk one mile. Various ways to participate, from non-competitive participant:s, to adult-child duos, teams and more. For more information, log onto www.rcps.org.


Monday, Oct. 7:


Yoga at the Library

10:30 – 11 a.m. at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library. Free yoga at the Library every Monday and Thursday. (except the third Monday of the month).


Tuesday, Oct. 8:


Legislative forum on disability issues

Let your voice be heard. Montgomery Co. Govt. Building, 755 Roanoke St., Christiansburg; 6:30 p.m. Featuring Del. Nick Rush, Del. Chris Hurst, Sen. John Edwards, Flo Ketner, Rhonda Seltz, Darlene Lewis and Sen. David Suetterlein.

www.thearcnrv.org the event will be live streamed @ www.facebook.com/arcnrv/


Wednesday, Oct. 9:


RALLY grant meeting

Opportunity SWVA has selected Christiansburg, Virginia as one of the communities for the next round of RALLY. The second meeting about this grant will take place at Great Road on Main in Christiansburg on Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. The meeting will consist of analyzing crucial aspects of the community and what RALLY (Real Action Leadership Learning [YAY!]) can do for the community. The community is invited to attend and share ideas for a project in Christiansburg. Rally SWVA is an action learning program that not only offers funds for a visible project but encourages local leaders and the community to work together toward a common goal. The $3,000 mini-grant program enables communities to work together on selecting a project that advances the community vision and enhances the environment for entrepreneurs. There may be a quorum of Christiansburg Town Council members present at the event. No Town of Christiansburg official action will be taken, but Town business may be discussed.


Thursday, Oct. 10:


Yoga at the Library

10:30 – 11 a.m. at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library. Free yoga at the Library every Monday and Thursday. (except the third Monday of the month).


Saturday, Oct. 12:


Mount Tabor Ruritan Biscuit Breakfast

Hungry for some biscuits and gravy, or biscuits and apple butter? From 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., the Mount Tabor Ruritan Club will be serving up scratch-made biscuits topped with delicious sausage gravy, or with some of our “world-famous” apple butter. There will also be scrambled eggs, as well as orange juice, milk and coffee. Breakfast will be served in the Fellowship Hall of Slusser’s Chapel, 1543 Mount Tabor Rd, Blacksburg. This is below the Sanctuary, on the lower church parking lot level. This is a fundraiser for our club to help us as we serve our community, therefore, donations will be accepted for the breakfast. More information at https://fb.com/MtTaborRuritan



Benefit for Intellectual Disabilities Agency of the New River Valley. Featuring the Sauerkraut Band at Chantilly Farm in Floyd. Come for a traditional Bavarian experience. Bavarian food included in price, Spaten beer available for purchase; 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.Tickets at www.idaofthenrv.org.



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.