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, they go back to packing on Thursday nights at 6 pm. Volunteers meet at Saint Michael Lutheran Church, 2308 Merrimac Road, Blacksburg.
Call RSVP for more details.
Sparky’s Run Dog Park
Due to a waterline break, water has been temporarily cut off. Repairs have been scheduled.
Senior Center volunteer
Radford Senior Center 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 interested in starting a book club at Radford Senior Center. Please contact Audrey Caldwell at 731-5517 for further information.
Summer concert series
We are offering Free Concerts in Bisset Park at the Gazebo every Tuesday night in July and the first week of August. Concerts are held from 7pm-8pm. Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy some local talent. Concerts may cancel due to storms. For cancellation information, please contact the Radford Recreation Center at (540) 731-3633.
Tuesday August 1, 2017 – Cadillac Ranch Band – 7-8:30 p.m. at the Bisset Park Gazebo
Farmacy Garden, volunteers needed
A community garden is located right next to the Health and Human Services Building, at 210 pepper street SW. Volunteers are needed to help the Montgomery County Health Department with the garden this season. The hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9-12 p.m.
They grow a wide array of vegetable crops, as well as fruit crops (and just installed some berry bushes and brambles.) All volunteers get to take home some produce, so this opportunity would be especially good for anyone that might need a little extra help affording fresh fruits and veggies. They have six raised beds in the garden that are senior accessible (four that you can work in from a seated position and two that you can work in standing). Call RSVP for more details.
The 12th Annual Dana Palmer Scholarship Weekend, Aug. 3
Schedule of Events (August 3rd – 5th):
Thursday August 3rd
Inspirational Concert 6pm
Fairlawn Church of God
7858 Peppers Ferry Blvd
Fairlawn, VA 24141
Friday August 4th
Music Festival 6-10pm
Bisset Park Gazebo
49 Berkley Williams Drive
Radford, VA 24141
Saturday August 5th
Golf Tournament (65/player) 1pm Tee Time
Draper Valley Golf Club
2800 Big Valley Rd
Draper, VA 24324
Black & Gold Social 8pm
218 Tyler Ave
Radford, VA 24141
American Legion meeting, Aug. 3
The American Legion, Harvey-Howe-Carper Post 30 will meet on Thursday, August 3, 7pm at the Post Home on 27 West Main Street in Radford. All veterans, men and women, are invited to attend.
For further information, please call 250-2283 or 239-9864.
Red Cross blood drive, Aug. 4
The annual Blood Drive at Virginia Tech’s Lane Stadium will be held on Friday, August 4 from 11-4 p.m. Volunteers are needed on this day to work registration, canteen, and provide donor assistance. Parking passes will be provided in advance by the Red Cross. For more information, call RSVP.
HPV clinic, Aug. 11
The Health Dept and RaCPS is holding immunization clinic Aug.11 at BH from 11-2. There will be a Flu clinic in Oct. and the 2nd HPV vaccine will be offered. The 3rd HPV clinic will be held in April at the HS for those over age 15. In most instances, children who do not have their Tdap booster will not be allowed to attend school until proof of immunization is offered. The Flu and HPV clinics are strictly optional.
Quartet performance, Aug. 19
The Primitive Quartet and Kevin Kemp will be at Grayson County High School Auditorium in Independence, VA. Admission is $10. Doors will open at 4 p.m.
For more info contact 276-233-6425 or 276-768-7020.
Sponsored by Independence Volunteer Fire Department
New River Watershed Roundtable, August 26
On August 26th, 2017, 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.
Renew the New, Aug. 26
Radford is once again participating in the Regional River Clean up known as Renew the New. This year’s event will take place on August 26, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. and registration will be at Shelter 3 in Bisset Park, lunch and a t-shirt will be provided.