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Saturday, June 15:

 

Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth is a traditional African-American commemoration of freedom from slavery. Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County branch of the NAACP will celebrate Juneteenth 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., at the Rosa Peters Playground, 300 Depot St. NE in Christiansburg. Music by Dynamic Sounds. Food available to purchase: Fish Fry by NRV Progressive Men’s Club, and the NAACP Youth Council will sell hot dogs, drinks and other snacks. Proceeds to be used for local youth activities and scholarships.  Activities will include swimming, children’s games, cake walk, raffles and an informative program on Juneteenth.  Various talents will be shared by community members. NAACP and other community organizations will have booths and provide valuable information.  Entry is free.  Come one, come all!

 

Summer Solstice Festival

From 1 – 11:30 p.m. the Summer Solstice Fest will take over Main Street and Lee Street with a fantastic line up of family fun and entertainment for all in downtown Blacksburg.

 

Outdoor Concert

Music on the Lawn: Gina & Jason Dilg, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Christiansburg Library. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for this free concert, which is rain or shine!

 

Radford Farmers Market

Every Saturday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. East Main Street, Radford

 

Sunday, June 16:

Family Movie

Family Movie at the Radford Public Library, 2 p.m. A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his 7-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co. in Boss Baby, starring Alec Baldwin. Rated PG; 97 min

 

Monday, June 17:

 

Science, Legos and Chess

Irresponsible Science, LEGO, and Chess Club at the Radford Public Library. Join us for some wacky science fun at 1 p.m. Stay for LEGO and Chess afterwards! Ages 6+

 

Knitting Class

Radford Senior Center will offer free Basic Knitting Classes every Monday noon -2 p.m. with Instructor Connie Woodruff. In this knitting class, you will learn the basics of hand knitting. Participants must provide their own knitting needles and yarn. This class is for beginners. For further information please contact Audrey Caldwell at 540-731-5517.

 

Thursday, June 20:

 

Bike Safety at the Farmers Market

Christiansburg Police Department, NRV Bike Kitchen and the New River Health District hosting annual Bike Rodeo, complete with a bike course, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Kids can learn bike safety tips, interact with Christiansburg Police officers and have a chance to receive a free helmet, backpack or water bottle. Please bring your children’s bikes and helmets and make sure they wear closed toe shoes for this fun event! Moon bounce on Hickok Street and face painting by Katy Shepard. Town of Christiansburg’s Public Works Department will have a children’s activity regarding recycling, with the opportunity to win prizes. The Community Health Center of the New River Valley is offering chalk art; Wonder Universe: A Children’s Museum will be on-site with activities; and Montgomery Museum of Art & History is providing a pop-up exhibit. Wine tastings will be available with Iron Heart Winery. Christiansburg Farmers’ Market is open from 3-7 p.m. every Thursday through October.

 

Join the Town of Blacksburg and the Friends of the Huckleberry to celebrate the opening of the Huckleberry Trail extension. Ribbon cutting on the boardwalk at 3:30 p.m., followed by celebratory beverages at Rising Silo. Attendees are asked to park in the Glade Road parking lot at Heritage Park or at Rising Silo, where there will be a shuttle to the trailhead on Linwood Lane. The shuttle will depart at 3 p.m., and again at 3:15 p.m. Carpooling is recommended. Please allow time for a 15-minute walk from the trailhead to the new boardwalk. Alternative transportation will be available for those requiring assistance. In the event of rain, festivities will take place indoors at Rising Silo. For more information call Blacksburg Parks and Recreation at 540-443-1100 or email dcrane@blacksburg.gov.

Sunday, June 23:

 

NAACP meeting

The Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County branch of the NAACP will hold its June General Body meeting at 3:30 -5 p.m., at the Old Hill School Community Center, 570 High St. in Christiansburg. All are welcome. As is the group’s custom, there will be no general body meeting in July.

 

Monday, June 24:

 

Knitting Class

Radford Senior Center will offer free Basic Knitting Classes every Monday noon -2 p.m. with Instructor Connie Woodruff. In this knitting class, you will learn the basics of hand knitting. Participants must provide their own knitting needles and yarn. This class is for beginners. For further information please contact Audrey Caldwell at 540-731-5517.

 

Thursday, June 27:

 

Dog Competition at the Farmers Market

Christiansburg Farmers’ Market is bringing back everyone’s favorite fur-iendly competition. Bring Fido to the market for Dog Days of Summer contest: best smile, best trick, best costume, senior dog, biggest dog, smallest dog and look-alike (with owner). Registration at the Market Manager’s tent on Hickok Street from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The show – and judging – begins at 5:45 p.m. Enter your pet into any – or all! – of the categories. First-place winners in each category will go home with some fun treats.  Also at the market on June 27: live music by Steve Smith, wine tastings by Whitebarrel Winery, a moon bounce and all of your favorite market vendors. In addition to the dog festivities, Braley and Thompson will be on site with “Dirt Ice Crème” and the New River Health District will have fresh produce and nutrition advice. Christiansburg Farmers’ Market is open from 3-7 p.m. every Thursday through October.

 

Rock Painting at the Senior Center

Join Radford Senior Center at 10 a.m. for rock painting. Go out on your own adventure and bring at least five of your favorite rocks to class. You will learn to create your own rock design using acrylic paints. Possibly create a pet rock or a rock with a message. For further information, please contact Audrey Caldwell at 731-5517.

 

Monday, July 15:

 

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

 

On-going:

Free Summer Lunches

The library is proud to be hosting free lunches through the City of Radford again this summer! Please sign up if you are able so that we can have a good estimate of how many lunches we will need. Walk-ins are also welcome while supplies last. Lunch is free to ages 0-18, but is $3 for adults (exact change, cash only). Monday – Thursday, June 10 – July 11, 12 – 12:30 p.m.

Entries needed for Blacksburg’s July 4th Parade

The Mount Tabor Ruritan Club is sponsoring the 33rd annual Blacksburg 4th of July Parade. They invite you to participate with your floats, bicycles, wagons, marchers, walkers, antique/classic cars, race cars, horses, fire engines, scouts, bands, sports teams, etc. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 4 at the Old Blacksburg Middle School on Eheart Street and will end on Alumni Mall on Virginia Tech’s campus.For information contact Gavin Faulkner at 540-449-6178 or gavin@rowanmountain.com. Deadline to register is June 21.

Take 60 on Hickok Street

Every Friday throughout the summer, get out of the office, take a break for home chores, come down to Hickok Street for lunch, lawn games and music. Macado’s, Mockingbird and El Bronco will have take-out lunch deals (visit www.Christiansburg.org/take 60) Print the flyer or show the image on your phone for:The Mockingbird Cafe & Bakery’s free bag lunch upgrade (buy a sandwich and get a free drink and cookie or cupcake), Macado’s 10 percent off any lunch meal and El Bronco Mexican Bar & Grill’s free drink with the purchase of any lunch meal.

 

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