Through Saturday, Aug. 21:
Noise Alert I: Marching Virginians Band Camp
The Marching Virginians at Virginia Tech band camp is scheduled through today, Saturday, Aug. 21.
Once classes begin on Aug. 23, the regular rehearsal time will be from 5:30 -7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 21:
Legacy Motown Revue
Join the crowd at Glencoe Mansion, Museum, and Gallery, 600 Unruh Dr., Radford, from 7 to 9 p.m. for
an evening of Motown music featuring the Legacy Motown Revue. Bring a chair or a blanket and join in
for this “Evening of Motown.” Food trucks, beer, and sweets will be part of the fun. The gates will open
at 6 p.m.
Eastmont Tomato Festival
This free outdoor festival features contests for tomato art and tomato recipes as well as competitions for
biggest, ugliest, and best-tasting tomato. Participants can also don their best tomato-themed outfits to
compete in the ever-popular tomato pageant and belly up to become the tomato-eating champion. Enjoy
great food (including fried green tomatoes, BLTs, pizzas, tomato sandwiches and tomato biscuits), live
music, games, music, and arts and crafts. The festival takes place at the Meadowbrook Community Center
courtyard, 267 Alleghany Spring Road, Shawsville, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. More information can be
found at eastmontcf.com, facebook, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Noise Alert: Skipper to be Fired
Skipper, the Corps of Cadets cannon, will be fired three times as part of the New Cadet Parade on
Virginia Tech’s drill field. The first shot will be around 9:50 a.m., and the final shot will take place
around 10:45 a.m.
Virtual Dungeons and Dragons
The Radford Public Library is offering both a virtual and an in-person one-shot session of Library D&D
this month. To play virtually or to get help creating a level-four adventurer, email
email@example.com. Otherwise, feel free to just show up. All ages are welcome. Virtual via
Discord on Saturday, Aug, 21, at 4:30 p.m. and in person on Thursday, Aug. 26, at 4:30 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 23:
The New River Health District and the American Red Cross are teaming to host a blood drive from 10
a.m. until 4 p.m. at Blue Ridge Church, 1655 Roanoke St. in Christiansburg.
Radford City Council meeting
The regular meeting of Radford City Council will be held at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at 10
Robertson St., Radford.
Thursday, Aug. 26:
Virtual Dungeons and Dragons
The Radford Public Library’s in person one-shot session of Library D&D this month will take place at
4:30 p.m. Feel free to just show up. All ages are welcome.
Saturday, Aug. 28:
Dialogue on Race 2021 Summer Summit
From 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Montgomery County Moose Lodge No. 1470, 115 Fairview Rd. NE,
Christiansburg. The theme is Student Voices: Reflections on Race and Racism in our Schools. Register at
Triwizard Tri-Mile Trail Race
At Bisset Park at 9:30 a.m. This is a fundraiser for Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley. Register
for the Triwizard Tri-Mile Trail Race at www.lvnrv.org/potterinthepark. For more information, call (540)
382-7262 or send an “owl” to firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow https://www.facebook.com/LVNRV/ for race
Through August 29:
Glencoe Mansion, Museum, and Gallery exhibit “Mountain Rail Tales”
Glencoe Mansion, Museum and Gallery’s latest exhibit, “Mountain Rail Tales,” featuring photography by
Dale R. Carlson of Bluemoonistic Images, will close on Aug. 29. Everyone is welcome to visit the
museum with no admission charge. Glencoe is located at 600 Unruh Dr. in Radford.
Wednesday, Sept. 8:
Rent Relief Workshop
Virginia’s Rent Relief Program can provide funds to assist in paying rent, late fees, and other lease-related
costs back to April 2020 for those impacted by COVID-19. Learn about the requirements and get help
completing online applications at Blacksburg’s Rent Relief Workshop, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the
Blacksburg Montgomery Floyd Regional Library. For more information, call the library at 540-552-8246.
Brown Bag Book Club
AT the Radford Public Library at noon. In September, the Brown Bag Book Club will be discussing Kate
Moore’s “Radium Girls.” Bring a lunch if you’d make some new friends at the club’s casual book
discussion. In October, the Brown Bag Book Club will be discussing the classic Halloween read
“Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley.
Saturday, Sept. 11:
NRV Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection & Document Shredding
Residents served by the New River Resource Authority (NRAA) are invited to participate in the region’s
Hazardous Household Waste and Document Shredding Event. Residents interested in this event will need
to call NRRA at 540-674-1677 to schedule an appointment. The event will be held at 7100 Cloyd’s
Mountain Road, in Dublin from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. No commercial waste or commercial vehicles will be
Blacksburg’s Market Square Jam 2021
Blacksburg’s Market Square Jam 2021 continues each Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. through September at
Market Square Park.
Simply Elemental Art Exhibit
The Simply Elemental art exhibit in the Hahn Horticultural Garden (on the Virginia Tech campus) is now
on display through Sept. 30.
Radford Farmers Market
The Radford Farmers Market is being held each Saturday through Oct.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
The Christiansburg Farmers Market is being held each Thursday through October at the Christiansburg
Recreation Center parking lot from 3 to 7 p.m.