Saturday, Sept. 11:
Long Way Brewing Benefit for Radford’s First Responders
On Sept. 11, 2001, America watched as firefighters, police officers and rescue workers ran INTO the
flames, smoke, and destruction. The bravery exhibited that fateful day by all first responders was a
shining example of selflessness that helped us heal, gave us hope, and fortified our nation’s resolve.
Today, Saturday, Sept. 11, is First Responder’s Day marking the 20th anniversary of the great sacrifice
made by those who took an oath to serve and protect.
Long Way Brewing is honored to hold its first annual benefit for Radford’s First Responders today, Sept.
11, by making a donation to the Radford City Fire and Police departments. Several events are planned to
mark the remembrance. Long Way Brewing says let’s come together, raise a pint, and salute our First
Responders, those who served and those who continue to keep us safe.
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. Residents interested in this event will need
to 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,Va. From 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. No commercial waste or
commercial vehicles will be accepted for HHW Day.
Meadowbrook Quilters Marathon
Hosted by the Meadowbrook Quilters at the Meadowbrook Public Library from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The
public is invited to see these skilled individuals demonstrate their talents. This event is open to anyone of
any skill level. Come and quilt/sew, ask questions, and get ideas.
International Welcoming Week Multi-lingual Storytime and Resource session
At the Blacksburg Library at 2 p.m. Join in a celebration of the community’s international neighbors.
Stories will be read in Russian, Chinese, Spanish, and Hindi. A table will be set up to provide local
information about community resources.
Monday, Sept. 13:
At the Christiansburg Library at 10 a.m. Share stories, rhymes, music and movement aimed especially at
developing early literacy skills and encouraging a love of reading. For ages 0-2..
Homeschool STEM Club
At the Christiansburg Library at 1 p.m. The homeschool STEM club will explore science, technology,
engineering, or math. Ages 8 and up.
Radford City Council meeting
The regular meeting of the Radford City Council will be held at 7 p.m. in the city council chambers, 10
Robertson St., Radford.
Tuesday, Sept. 14:
At the Blacksburg Library at 10 a.m. For ages 2-3.
At the Christiansburg Library at 7 p.m. Learn more about essential oils. A different topic is featured every
At the Blacksburg Library at 11 a.m. For ages 0-2.
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 at 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 to
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. Those interested can sign up for the course at
www.radford.va.us. Choice of a morning session (8 a.m. until noon) or an afternoon session (1 p.m. to 5
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. Please wear a mask. Honorary President Dr. Laura Sands, and club
president Dr. Debra Call will host the event, which includes refreshments. The reception is free and open
to the public. All women who are interested in supporting women at VT by awarding scholarships,
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 women’s club,
Loops Group with New River Art & Fiber
At the Blacksburg Library at 2 p.m. New River Art & Fiber is joining the Blacksburg Library in hosting a
weekly loops group. Everyone — e.g. knitters and crocheters — is invited to bring a fiber arts project and
join in. Spend some relaxing time with fellow fiber artists while making progress on your projects. The
group will meet every Wednesday.
Thursday, Sept. 16:
Fall Forum: Building Economic Justice in Our Community
Everyone is invited to learn about economic justice issues facing members of our local community during
a two-part series sponsored by Blacksburg United Methodist Church’s Church & Society Committee.
On Sept. 19: Join a panel discussion with representatives from local organizations about the underlying
issues that cause people in our community to need economic assistance. Participating organizations
include the Community Health Center, Habitat for Humanity, the Montgomery County Emergency
Assistance Program, and Montgomery County Public Schools.
Sept. 26: Continue the discussion focusing on ways to take action.
Forum participants will gather in person in the Whisner Building at the Church Street campus of BUMC
(masks and social distancing required), 111 Church St., Blacksburg, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. each evening.
A Zoom option is also available by request.
Contact Tindal Snider at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Wednesday, Sept. 22:
Radford Ammunition Plant community meeting
The Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RFAAP) will hold its next community meeting at 6 p.m. at the
Christiansburg Library. The event will be broadcast on Facebook Live from the Radford Army
Ammunition Plant Facebook page. These meetings are open to the public and are an opportunity to learn
about RFAAP modernization and environmental projects. Interested persons may reach out to RFAAP
with questions or to conduct research on their own through the following resources: Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/RadfordArmy Ammunition Plant/; Homepage:
http://www.jmc.army.mil/Radford/RadfordDefault.aspx; and Email: usarmy.radford.peo-eis.list.rfaap-
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. She has published over 50 stories and has received eight Pushcart
Blacksburg’s Market Square Jam 2021
Blacksburg’s Market Square Jam 2021 continues each Wednesday in 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
All Month at the Blacksburg Library
Craft kits will be available all month long. Each week a new craft will be available for kids to take home.
Interactive Movie Kits
All Month at the Christiansburg Library and the Meadowbrook Public Library
Each kit contains popcorn and props for four individuals to make movie night interactive. 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 Take & Make Craft Kits. They are 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 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 will be held every Thursday through October from 3 to 7 p.m. at the
Christiansburg Recreation Center.