Today, Saturday, Sept. 28:
Blues, Brews, and BBQ:
Sixth Annual Blues, Brews, and BBQ; St. Luke & Odd Fellows Hall, 203 Gilbert St., Blacksburg; noon to 5:30 p.m. Food and merchandise vendors. Music lineup includes: JoJo Stockton ‘s band, Woogemen, Hoppie Vaughan and the Ministers of Soul, Lady D, Blue Monday Band, Becki and the Boom Booms, and Samantha Gray. In an effort to reduce waste, we will be using sustainable stainless steel cups which will be for sale at the event and include one drink ticket. You may also bring your own reusable 16 oz cup to use. A $5 donation is suggested at the door. For more information, please visit blacksburgmuseum.org.
Fifth Annual Craft and Draft:
Street-style festival, featuring local artisans, makers, and crafters, all-day live music, on-site food, and craft beer on tap; 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on the grassy field adjacent to Glencoe Mansion, Museum and Gallery, 600 Unruh Dr. in Radford.
Music on the Lawn:
The McKenzies will perform; 7- 8:30 p.m., Christiansburg Public Library. Final show in the 2019 Music on the Lawn concert series. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.
Free concert is rain or shine.
Dailey and Vincent concert
Bluegrass musicians Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent will perform at 7:30 p.m. at New River Community College in Dublin. Tickets now on sale, available for purchase online at www.nr.edu/fiddle or at the NRCC Business Office, 23 Godbey Hall, Dublin and Pulaski County Visitor Center (cash and checks only for in-person ticket purchase). Online ticket purchases may be made by credit card only and will incur a $1 service charge per ticket.
6th Annual Marcus Ford 5K Run/Walk Celebration
Huckleberry Trail behind NRV Mall. Registration 10 a.m. Race begins at 11 a.m. $20 registration fee. Monies raised for memorial scholarship. The Marcus Allen Ford Memorial Scholarship given to Christiansburg High graduating senior each year. Ford graduated from CHS in 2007 and from James Madison University in 2011. Marcus and his family found out while he was a junior in college that he had a hereditary heart disease called CPVT and he passed away on March 17, 2012 from the disease. To register online go to www.marcusford.org.
Sunday, Sept. 29:
Blacksburg Wedding Walk in Downtown Blacksburg; noon – 6 p.m. Showcases local resources available to engaged couples in the NRV, Roanoke Valley, and surrounding areas. Participating Downtown locations will serve as the physical locations for the Walk and as hosts for other wedding vendors. Attendees can visit these locations to connect with vendors, participate in demonstrations and seminars, and enter to win giveaways.
Free Family Movie Matinee
Lego Movie Part Two: It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. Rated PG; 107 minutes; Radford Public Library, 2 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 30:
Celebrate the nights getting cooler by making a constellation lamp jar! Registration required. Blacksburg Public Library; 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 1:
Housing Choice voucher waiting list application open online Oct. 1
The Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) and Housing Connections, Inc.opens Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. Online only application available only from 1-5 p.m. at vhda.apply4housing.com.VHDA is one of 32 housing agencies across the state that administers the federal Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program.
There are 921 vouchers and usually 1200 to 1500 applicants. It’s been three years since the last open application.
Thursday, Oct. 3:
The American Legion, Harvey-Howe-Carper Post 30 will meet at 7 p.m. at the VFW Post Home on 102 Watts St. in Radford. For further information, please call 250-2283 or 239-9864.
Friday, Oct. 4:
Grief Support Group
The First Friday Grief Support group will meet at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library from 12 -1:30 p.m. This group will offer an opportunity to connect with others who have experienced the death of a loved one. Attendees can stay the full time or leave as your lunch hour permits. Bring a bag lunch. Contact Ginger Furmage, Bereavement Coordinator, if interested in joining this group. Call 540-381-3171 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Oct. 5:
Fall Harvest Celebration
Meadowbrook Public Library, 267 Alleghany Spring Rd, Shawsville; 11th annual Fall Harvest Celebration; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Music by Tim Thornton & Friends and Stephen Wallace, Darin Handy’s exotic animal show and more. Best Pie and Cake contest, free games, crafts, hayrides and more. Quilt Show sponsored by the Meadowbrook Quilters, food vendors, community groups and fun activities. Cancelled if it should rain. Don’t miss out on this fun filled event. For more information contact Cindy Minnick at 268-1964.
Freedom Fund Banquet
Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County NAACP annual Freedom Fund Banquet; Inn at Virginia Tech. Social Hour and Silent Auction begin at 5 p.m., Banquet begins at 6p.m. Speaker is Mr. Jeff May, motivational speaker, from Fayetteville, NC. All are welcome! Please purchase your tickets or reserve your tables now. Businesses, churches, organizations or families can reserve tables that will seat 10 people for dinner. Tickets can be purchased on-line via Event Brite: <https://www.eventbrite.com/e/44th-freedom-fund-banquet-tickets-60795298374>. For additional information contact us email@example.com.
Swing for Scholarships Golf Tournament
Radford Child Development, Inc. will host the third annual “Swing for Scholarships” golf tournament at the beautiful Pete Dye River Course. The funds raised in this tournament go directly to benefit families enrolled at the Radford Early Learning Center who demonstrate financial need. Captain’s Choice tournament is a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Registration after Sept. 2 through event day (contingent on availability) is $400/foursome. Register online through the RCD website, http://radfordchilddevelopment.com/golf
Paddle, Peddle, Go at the River City ACCE Community Triathlon
Registration underway. Access to Community College Education (ACCE) makes college available debt free to eligible Radford students graduating from high school. Paddle-Pedal-Go! (run/walk) will be held at Bisset Park and Riverway Trail. Participants will kayak one mile, bike five miles, and run/walk one mile. Various ways to participate, from non-competitive participant:s, to adult-child duos, teams and more. For more information, log onto www.rcps.org.
Tues. Oct. 8:
Legislative forum on disability issues
Let your voice be heard. Montgomery Co. Govt. Building, 755 Roanoke St., Christiansburg; 6:30 p.m. Featuring Del. Nick Rush, Del. Chris Hurst, Sen. John Edwards, Flo Ketner, Rhonda Seltz, Darlene Lewis and Sen. David Suetterlein.
www.thearcnrv.org the event will be live streamed @ www.facebook.com/arcnrv/
Wednesday, Oct. 9:
RALLY grant meeting
Opportunity SWVA has selected Christiansburg, Virginia as one of the communities for the next round of RALLY. The second meeting about this grant will take place at Great Road on Main in Christiansburg on Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. The meeting will consist of analyzing crucial aspects of the community and what RALLY (Real Action Leadership Learning [YAY!]) can do for the community. The community is invited to attend and share ideas for a project in Christiansburg. Rally SWVA is an action learning program that not only offers funds for a visible project but encourages local leaders and the community to work together toward a common goal. The $3,000 mini-grant program enables communities to work together on selecting a project that advances the community vision and enhances the environment for entrepreneurs. There may be a quorum of Christiansburg Town Council members present at the event. No Town of Christiansburg official action will be taken, but Town business may be discussed.
Halloween Costume Drive
Meadowbrook Public Library is collecting clean, gently used costumes in all sizes for our Costume Mania giveaway program! Bring your donations to the library between now and Oct. 16.
VFW Scholarship Opportunity
The Meadowbrook Library and VFW Post 4920 and Auxiliary are working together to provide the opportunity for students to enter for the VFW Scholarships-Patriots Pen and Voice of Democracy. These are open for students in grades 6-12. These scholarships can be worth up to $30,000 but you have to enter to be eligible. Entry forms and instructions are available at the Meadowbrook Library.
Storytime at the Radford Public Library
Come join us for weekly storytimes at the library! Storytimes are designed to promote pre-reading skills and a love of books. We share books, finger-plays, songs, and other activities that parents and caregivers can repeat at home. No sign-up required, just drop in!
Ages 0-2: Wednesdays and Thursdays; 10 – 10:30 a.m.
Ages 3 and up: Wednesdays and Thursdays; 11 – 11:45 a.m.
Town of Christiansburg competitions
The Town’s Second Annual Photo of the Year Contest is underway. Applicants interested in sharing their unique perspective of Christiansburg are encouraged to submit a photo at www.christiansburg.org/photooftheyear. Winning photo will hang in Town Hall alongside the 2019 winner. Submit photo entries by Sept. 30 at 5 p.m.
The Town is also searching for its Heritage Ornament to send to Richmond this holiday season. Crafters should enter the Annual Ornament Contest at www.christiansburg.org/ornament for a chance to have their work displayed on the Virginia Holiday Tree at the Executive Mansion. All other entries will have their ornaments displayed on the Christiansburg tree in Town Hall. Enter hand-crafted ornament by Oct. 25 at 4 p.m.
Community Health Center of the New River Valley helps adults access VA health coverage
Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, new health coverage for adults will cover more people. If you work in retail, construction, childcare, landscaping, food service or many of the jobs that don’t offer health insurance, you may be able to get low-cost health insurance that includes regular preventive care and treatment for chronic health conditions. To find out if you’re eligible, phone the Community Health Center of the NRV (215 Roanoke Street) at 540 381-0820, or visit coverva.org
Montgomery Museum volunteer opportunities
A number of volunteer opportunities are available at the Montgomery Museum.
Docent: training is provided for individuals to staff the front office, answer calls, make sales, and interpret the history of the museum; events planning: planning and implementation of our major events annually, including Heritage Day, Mountains of Music, h’Arts on Main, Cruisin’ Christiansburg; Working with any of the committees: (Membership, Marketing, Events/Fundraising, Building Expansion, Building and Grounds); research with genealogy projects: working with the genealogy team; gardening: working in the garden with Virginia Master Gardeners. Contact 540.382.5644 and visit www.montgomerymuseum.org
Pre-1940s schools exhibit seeks contributions
The Montgomery Museum of Art and History is celebrating an upcoming new exhibit at the museum on the history of schools in Montgomery County with a series of school photos this month. If you’d like to contribute to the museum’s collection of pre-1940 photos of county schools, please contact the museum curator, Sherry Wyatt, at firstname.lastname@example.org.