Monday, August 3-Friday, Aug. 7
The Town of Blacksburg will sponsor a skateboarding camp for ages 8-13 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Aug. 3-7 at the municipal skate park. Learn how to improve your skateboarding skills, the art of skateboarding, balance, maneuvers (tricks), safety and style in this camp. The camp fee is $90/$100. To register call 540-443-1100 or visit
Monday, August 3-Wednesday, Aug. 5
Blacksburg golf camp
Learn putting, chipping, pitching and full swing on the Town of Blacksburg’s new short game practice area. The camp is for children and youth ages 8-17 with a maximum of eight participants. The camp runs each morning from 9 until noon. Cost is $75/85 (N/NR). To register or get more details, call 540-443-1100 or go online at blacksburg.gov/recreation.
Monday, August 10
Swing ‘fore’ persons with intellectual disabilities
The 23rd annual golf classic at Blacksburg Country Club. All proceeds benefit the International Development Association. IDA is community-based and is funded by the area United Way and local donations. IDA serves children and adults in the NRV and provides inclusive social, recreational, transportation, and educational activities, as well as advocacy. Opportunities to achieve a balanced life, increase self-esteem and confidence, socialize, exercise, have family respite, and practice appropriate social skills are just a few examples of benefits gained in IDA’s programs/activities. Your support is vital in helping meet the needs of friends, family, and neighbors. Because of COVID 19, the IDA has not been able to have its fundraisers, and that has cost IDA more than $20,000 that won’t be made up in 2020. So the golf tournament fundraiser is critical to the IDA budget.
Town of Christiansburg Public Art Advisory Board
The purpose of the Advisory Board is to advise and make recommendations to the Central Business District Committee regarding the promotion, support and value of public artwork as a means to beautify Christiansburg and promote creative place making within public spaces. The committee is composed of town-council appointed volunteers who will meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in Council Chambers at Town Hall. As the Advisory Board is new, its members are open to residents’ ideas and suggestions for art in public spaces in Christiansburg. If you would like to submit an idea, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library now open
All branches of the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library are now open to the public. This includes public computers, notary services and first-time passport processing. At this time, the library will not have in-person programming, accept donations or accept any community room reservations. MFRL is not assessing fines on overdue days through September 1. Children’s items are always fine-free.
RU Art Exhibit seeks regional entries
“More Leaves of the Tree,” a juried exhibition–at the Radford University’s Art Museum’s off-campus Tyler Gallery will be featured in September. This exhibition invites regional artists to submit works made of leaves, depicting leaves, referring to leaves or metaphorically about leaves. The renowned environmental sculptor Patrick Dougherty will serve as juror. The exhibition’s call for entries can be found at https://ruarboreal.com/tree-news/. The online submission deadline is July 20.
Radford Public Library computers on call
The Radford Public Library is scheduling appointments for public computer use. Call ahead at 731-3621 to schedule a same-day, one-hour appointment in the library community room. Staff are on hand to help. Masks are required, but the library has masks on hand and will provide one. The staff will have some pre-screening questions as well as a no-contact temperature check when as part of the procedure in being mindful of the safety of patrons and staff.
Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library passport service
The MFRL is processing passport applications by appointment only. There is a processing delay, so now is the time to apply for a passport. Call (540) 382-6969 ext. 210 to schedule an appointment.