Wednesday, June 23:
Party in the Park
Downtown Christiansburg, Inc., presents Party in the Park from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Great Little Park on Main Street. The party is the kick-off for DCI’s fundraising campaign with Give Local NRV. The special night and fun party will offer food, beer, and wine, yard games, and activities for the whole family. Tickets are $10 for two drink tickets. Food will be available for purchase from Great Road Coffee.
Thursday, June 24:
Paint Pouring workshop in person and virtual
At 5:30 p.m. at the Blacksburg Library. Registration is required as supplies are limited. The workshop will be both in person and virtual. Email email@example.com for the virtual link. Take and Make kits will be available for virtual participants.
Financial Literacy Class
From 3 to 5 p.m. at Radford New River Community Action, 1093 E. Main St. The class will teach improving financial skills and determining income and debt. Participants will learn to develop a spending and savings plan, to understand credit, and how to develop a strategy for financial success and independence. Participants should pre-register at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-633-5133, ext. 417.
Friday, June 25:
Family Game Night
At 4 p.m. at the Montgomery Floyd Regional Library online. This will be a live, interactive game night online. Participants will play jackbox party night games on a family friendly setting. Email email@example.com for more information.
Saturday, June 26:
Outdoor Book Sale
At the Blacksburg Library from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. weather permitting $5 per bag or $1 for hardbacks, and $.50 for paperbacks. Gift books will be available for $2 each. Call the library for more details and to confirm that the sale will happen.
Sunday, June 27:
The Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County NAACP meeting
This will be a general body meeting at 3:30 pm. All are welcome. Dr. Noelle S. Bissell, Director of the New River Health District Virginia Department of Health, will be our guest. Learn about the updates on the COVID-19 vaccination efforts, and the status and cases in the New River Valley.
Register in advance for this meeting: http://bit.ly/MRFNAACPJune. Please note: July is vacation month so the General Body meeting will not be held.
Monday, June 28:
Radford City School Board meeting
The Radford City School Board will have a special meeting on June 28, 2021, for a tour of McHarg Elementary School. A closed session of the school board will follow at noon in the School Administration Building. A copy of the agenda can be seen at www.rcps.org.
Talking About Books: Fiction
At the Blacksburg Library from 11 a.m. until noon. To be discussed is “My Dark Vanessa” by Kate Elizabeth Russell. Call ahead to reserve a copy and learn more.
Radford City Council meeting
In the Council Chambers, 10 Robertson St., Radford, at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, June 29:
Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club
At the Blacksburg Library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. To be discussed is “Vita Nostra” by Marina Dyachenko. Call ahead to get a copy of this month’s book.
Radford Public Library Book Discussion
Author Sarah Warburton will be giving an author talk in July. Join us on Zoom at 6:30 p.m. for a conversation about her book “Once Two Sisters” before the main event next month. Her second book, “You Never Can Tell,” will be published in August. Meeting ID: 820 4960 5504 and Passcode: 612772
Wednesday, June 30:
Teen Book Club
The Montgomery Floyd Regional Library online at 4 p.m. Each month club members will read and discuss a new book. This month’s book is “Children of Blood and Bone” by Toni Adeyemi. To join in, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thursday, July 1:
American Legion meeting
The American Legion Harvey-Howe-Carper Post 30 will meet at 7 p.m. at The VFW Post 776 building on 102 Watts St. in Radford. For further information, call 250-2283 or 239-9864.
Friday, July 9:
The bloodmobile will be at Professional Rehab Associates, 1200 Tyler Ave., Radford, from 1 to 6 p.m. Call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org to schedule an appointment.
Saturday, July 10:
New River Valley Garden Tour
The cost is $15 with the tour taking place from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. rain or shine. Advance tickets, maps, and brochures are now available at each branch of the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library
Tuesday, July 13:
Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting:
The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Stuart Horse Artillery Camp 1784 will meet at 7 p.m. at Aly’s Italian Family Restaurant, 3204 Riner Road. Members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) are invited to attend. The meeting will include a discussion of the 50th Virginia Infantry Regiment. For further information, call 320-4315 or 239-9864.
Wednesday, July 14:
Radford Library Brown Bag Book Club
The Brown Bag Book Club is getting together again. Participants can read “Follow the River” by James Alexander Thom and then discuss the book on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at noon. No formal commitment is needed; just drop in when the book appeals to you.
Through June 30:
“Seeing Sound” Art by Lyndsay LaLonde
At the Blacksburg Library. This art display by local artist Lyndsay LaLonde highlights her unique experience with music and sound. “Synesthesia” or “seeing sound” refers to a way that some people interpret music as colors and shapes. Explore her visual playlist through the end of the month.
Through July 17:
MFRL Summer Reading Program
Sign up in person or online for the Montgomery Floyd Regional Library’s summer reading program. Participants may choose how long they want to read every day. They can then log the days they read and win a free book when they read for 10 days and a raffle ticket for prizes when they read for 15 days. Adults can register online and log their reading to be automatically entered in weekly prize drawings.
Through July 31:
Radford Public Library’s Summer Reading Program
Through Saturday, July 31, the library will be running its annual summer reading program for kids, teens, and adults. The program promotes reading daily to earn prizes and to earn entries to win raffle baskets. It also promotes literacy, encourages reading as a healthy habit, and helps readers experience reading as fun and adventurous.
Through Aug. 29:
Glencoe Mansion, Museum and Gallery exhibit “Mountain Rail Trails”
Glencoe Mansion, Museum and Gallery is presenting its current art gallery exhibit, “Mountain Rail Trails,” featuring photography by Dale R. Carlson of Bluemoonistic Images.
The exhibit will be on display through August 29 and dovetails nicely with the train observatory platform and exhibit found at the edge of the grounds of Glencoe. Everyone is welcome to visit the museum and there is no admission charge. Glencoe is located at 600 Unruh Dr. in Radford.
Blacksburg’s Market Square Jam 2021
Blacksburg’s Market Square Jam 2021 will continue each Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. through September at Market Square Park. This season marks the jam’s 10th anniversary.
Radford Farmers Market
The Radford Farmers Market will be held each Saturday through October 30, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the New River Valley Community Service parking lot (the Old Wade’s parking lot) on West Main Street
Christiansburg Farmers Market
Every Thursday through October, the Christiansburg Farmers Market will be held in the Christiansburg Recreation Center parking lot from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.