Host an international exchange student
Open your home to an international exchange student. Introduce your family to a new language, culture, and experience by hosting a international high school exchange student. For more information, call Ellen Denny, RCPS Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, at 731-3647.
During the summer months, Micah’s Backpack is seeking volunteers to help pack bags, load cars, restock shelves, and break down packaging on Wednesday nights at 6 pm. Set-up begins at 5:30 pm.
When school resumes, packing will take place on Thursday nights at 6 p.m.
Volunteers meet at Saint Michael Lutheran Church, 2308 Merrimac Road, Blacksburg. Call 951-8951 for more information.
Senior Center volunteer
Radford Senior Center, located at 29 West Main Street in Radford, is looking for a volunteer to teach basic knitting to senior citizens age 50 and up. Interested participants, please contact Audrey Caldwell at 731-5517.
Radford Senior Center is also interested in starting a book club at Radford Senior Center. Please contact Audrey Caldwell at 731-5517 for further information.
Rush Soccer Club registration available
Radford and Dublin Academy registration is now open for the Rush Soccer Club. If you have a player that was born in 2008 or before you are eligible.
Pre-Academy: Ages 3-6 years old
Academy: 7-10 years old
To register go to www.swvarush.com and look under the program link. Questions please email: TechnicalDirector@swvarush.com.
Eclipse celebration, Monday
The Radford University physics department is holding an eclipse celebration on Monday at the RU planetarium, 801 East Main Street in Radford, from 10-5 p.m. Free eclipse glasses will be provided. All ages are welcome. For more information visit radford.edu/planetarium.
Summer dance workshop, today
Attend the free summer dance workshop at NRV Academy of Dance today from 10-11 a.m. The class will take place at NRV Academy of Dance, located at 30 West Main Street in Christiansburg. That theme is “Lyrical Improv.” Lyrical dance tends to be more emotional and often interprets the feeling and lyrics of the song. Pulling techniques from ballet and incorporating more unconventional movements from modern dance masters such as Martha Graham, lyrical is often about what feels right in the moment. This class will focus on introducing basic lyrical technique. This class is for ages 10+ and completely free of charge. Please arrive a few minutes early to check in. No specific clothing or shoes are required. For more information call 250-1667.
NRCC GED classes, Aug.22
New River Community College will hold free GED and Workforce Readiness Skills Courses on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9-1 p.m., beginning Aug. 22 at the Radford Public Library, 30 West Main Street in Radford. For more information call 674-3600.
New River Watershed Roundtable, August 26
On Aug. 26 Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski Counties, and the City of Radford, will host the Fall 2017 ReNew the New Regional River Clean-up Event. All five localities are cleaning-up different sections of the New River watershed, whether it be on the New River or on one of its tributaries. If you would like to participate in the cleanup event, please register at www.renewthenew.org. For more information regarding this event, please visit the webpage, or contact Michael Gottfredson at 639-9313, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAACP meeting, Aug. 27
The August General Body meeting of the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County NAACP will be held on Sunday, Aug. 27, at First Baptist Church, 555 West Rock Road in Radford. The CREDO speaker will be Donna Fern of Radford Fairlawn Daily Bread. The meeting will begin at 3:30 and end at 5 p.m. For more information call 382-6751.
Riverlawn RIF Distribution, Sept. 11
The Women’s Club of Radford is holding their annual Reading is Fun drive at Riverlawn Elementary School, located at 8100 Beth Nelson Drive in Fairlawn, on Monday, Sept. 11. Schools in Pulaski County will be opening before Labor Day so the RIF Distribution is soon. Please think about volunteering for a few hours to help with this children’s literacy event. The Women’s Club always enjoys the children’s enthusiasm as they select a book to keep ‘forever.’ A Sign-Up Sheet will be circulated at the August luncheon or you can contact Pam Austin (980-1780) for more information. Everyone who volunteers for a RIF Distribution is always glad they did.
Learn to Square Dance, Sept. 11
Come enjoy an Open House and free Western square dance lesson offered by the New River Squares on Sept.11, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Memorial Baptist Church, 995 Peppers Ferry Rd. Pulaski, 24301. You can also sign up for a series of classes that officially begin on Sept. 18 and continue for 14 Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at the Church. There is a small fee for the classes. Come for our Square Dance Open House on Sept. 11 and try this great fun exercise for free.
If you have questions or wish more information contact Martin and Mary Jane McMillion at 382-3640 or email@example.com or Susan and Phil Daniels at 268-0489 or firstname.lastname@example.org.