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 https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eib8sml7c5bacc8a&oseq=&c=&ch=.
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 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 updates.
Through Sunday, Aug. 29:
Glencoe Mansion closing reception for “Mountain Rail Tales”
Glencoe Mansion, Museum, and Gallery concludes its art gallery exhibit, “Mountain Rail Tales,” featuring photography by Dale R. Carlson of Bluemoonistic Images with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome and there is no admission charge. Glencoe is located at 600 Unruh Dr. in Radford.
Monday, Aug. 30:
McDonald Hollow Trails Temporarily Closed
The McDonald Hollow Trails property will be closed to the public starting Monday, Aug. 30, so the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy can remediate issues with past, small-scale mining on the property. The expected time to fix the issues will be about three weeks, but the trail system should need to be closed for only three to five days. Follow the New River Land Trust on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NewRiverLandTrust, call (540) 951-1704, or email email@example.com to check the status of the trail openings before visiting.
Thursday, Sept. 2:
American Legion meeting
American Legion, Harvey-Howe-Carper Post 30 will meet at 7 p.m. at the VFW Post Home at 102 Watts St. in Radford. Representatives from Boys State and Girls State will be recognized at this meeting. For further information, call 250-2283 or 239-9864.
Monday, Sept. 6:
Montgomery-Floyd Regional Libraries closed
All MFRL Libraries will be closed in observance of Labor Day. Also, the libraries will be open on Sundays beginning Sunday, Sept. 12.
Wednesday, Sept. 8:
Blacksburg 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 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 and make some new friends at this casual book discussion. In October, the 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 are invited to participate in the region’s household hazardous waste and document shredding event. Interested residents should call the New River Resource Authority at (540) 674-1677 to schedule an appointment.
The event will be held at 7100 Cloyd’s Mountain Road, Dublin,, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. No commercial waste or commercial vehicles will be accepted.
Tuesday, Sept. 14:
The Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting
The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Stuart Horse Artillery Camp 1784 will meet at 7 p.m. at Aly’s Family Italian Restaurant on 3204 Riner Road. Members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) are invited to attend this meeting. For further information, call 320-4315 or 239-9864.
Radford City Police Department Civilian Response and Casualty Care course
The Radford City Police Department is offering a free course to the public designed to give life-saving skills. This in-person course of Civilian Response and Casualty Care (CRCC) provides a coordinated effort through a “whole community approach” to establish stakeholders within the community and empower citizens to become ‘“immediate responders” who do what they can, where they are, with what they have to work with until first responders arrive. Interested people can sign up for the course at www.radford.va.us and choose either a morning session (8 a.m. until noon) or an afternoon session (1 p.m. until 5 p.m.) session.
Wednesday, Sept. 15:
Virginia Tech Women’s Club Annual Welcome Reception
The Virginia Tech Women’s Club (VTWC) will host its annual welcome reception at The Holtzman Alumni Center from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The event will include refreshments and is free and open to the public. All women who are interested in supporting female students at VT by awarding scholarships or serving the community, enjoying a multitude of interest groups, traveling to local sights, and listening to engaging community speakers are invited to attend For more information or to join the VTWC, contact VTWC65@gmail.com.
Thursday, Sept. 23:
What Isn’t Remembered
At the Radford Public Library from 7 to 8 p.m. Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry, winner of the 2021 Raz/Shumaker Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction, is a Russian-Armenian emigre who moved to the U.S. in 1995 after witnessing perestroika and the collapse of the Soviet Empire. She graduated from both Radford and Hollins universities and has published over 50 stories and received eight Pushcart nominations.
Blacksburg’s Market Square Jam 2021
Blacksburg’s Market Square Jam 2021 continues each Wednesday through September from 7 to 9 p.m. at Market Square Park.
Simply Elemental Art Exhibit
The Simply Elemental art exhibit in the Hahn Horticultural Garden (on the Virginia Tech campus) will be on display through Sept. 30.
Take & Make Crafts
At the Blacksburg Library, craft kits will be available all month long. Each week the library will offer a new craft for kids to take home.
Interactive Movie Kits
All month at the Christiansburg Library and the Meadowbrook Public Library. Make movie night interactive with a movie kit that contains popcorn and props for four individuals to participate.
The movie is not included and supplies are limited.
Crafts to Go
All Month at the Meadowbrook Public Library
Drop by the Meadowbrook Public Library for a Take & Make Craft Kit. Available at the library or with curbside pickup. They are free but supplies are limited.
Radford Farmers Market
The Radford Farmers Market continues 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
The Christiansburg Farmers Market is being held every Thursday through October at the Christiansburg Recreation Center parking lot from 3 to 7 p.m.
Free GED preparation classes from NRCC
Free GED preparation classes are being offered through New River Community College’s Office of Transitional Programs in Montgomery, Floyd, Giles and Pulaski counties and the City of Radford. The classes run until Dec. 17. They help adults increase their skills to pass the GED exam and prepare for college or a career.
Class schedules are Floyd County: Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to noon, at New River Community Action, 120 Epperly Mill Road SW, Floyd; Giles County: Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Pearisburg Community Center, 1410 Wenonah Ave., Pearisburg;
Montgomery County: Mondays and Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to noon, at New River Community College’s Christiansburg site, 782 New River Road, Suite 400, Christiansburg and Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the same Christiansburg site; Pulaski County: Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at New River Community College, 234 Edwards Hall, 5251 College Dr., Dublin; Radford City: Mondays and Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Radford Public Library, 30 West Main St., Radford
Those interested in registering or with questions may contact the NRCC Office of Transitional Programs at 540-674-3682 or firstname.lastname@example.org.