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.
Notice of Invitation to submit proposals
The City of Radford (the “City”) will accept proposals from qualified firms or agencies to supply and/or perform services listed in SECTION II of the Request for Proposals (RFP) package and identified herein as PROCUREMENT ITEM (S).
PROCUREMENT: Automated Passenger Count System
PROCUREMENT NUMBER: 2018-2208-APC______
The complete Request for Proposals (RFP) package is available on Virginia’s eProcurement Portal, eVa at https://eva.virginia.gov/ and the City’s website at www.radfordva.gov, and Radford Transit website at http://www.radfordtransit.com/.
Due to technical difficulties City of Radford utility customers will not receive their utility bills by e-mail. If you have any questions please contact Billing & Service at 731-3602 option 2.
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.
Sparky’s Run Dog Park
Due to a waterline break, water has been temporarily cut off At Sparky’s Run Dog Park, 102 Pulaski Street in Radford. Repairs have been scheduled. For more information call 731-3603.
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.
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.
Church Yard Sale, Friday
The Radford Church of God of Prophecy, at 811 6th Street in Radford, will have an indoor yard sale on Friday and Saturday beginning at 7 a.m. each day. Items include furniture, cookie jars, Alfred Dunner clothing, kitchen items, etc. For additional information or directions to the church please call Pastor Zane Cox at 230-4362.
Quartet performance, Saturday
The Primitive Quartet and Kevin Kemp will be at Grayson County High School Auditorium located at 110 Blue Devil Dive 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
Eclipse celebration, Aug. 21
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.
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 540-382-3640 or email@example.com or Susan and Phil Daniels at 540-268-0489 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk MS, Sept. 17
Come out to Walk MS on Sunday, Sept. 17 at the Hillsville Veterans of Foreign Wars located on 701 W. Stuart Drive in Hillsville, Va. Ending MS for good will take all of us. It’s why Walk MS matters so much. Together, we become a powerful force. And with every step we take, every dollar we raise, we’re that much closer. Together, we will end MS forever. For more information contact Karen Walker at (276) 233-6506.