Now through July 31

School Supply Drive at Radford Public Library

United Way of the New River Valley is asking for help in the annual Stuff the Bus event to provide children with the supplies they need as they head back to school. The Radford Public Library  has a collection box outside the parking lot entrance for anyone who would like to donate an item or items on the needs list. The list includes backpacks, lunchboxes, binders, folders with pockets, spiral notebooks, safety scissors and other school supplies


Thursday, July 30

Blacksburg Young Professionals July mixer

Join the Blacksburg Young Professionals for their first in-person mixer at Moon Hollow Brewing Company to casually network with other young professionals in the area from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Moon Hollow offers both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and HazelBea Catering will have food available for purchase. The event will be limited to 30 people and pre-registration is required. The BYP’s thank their sponsor, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, for helping to put on this event.


Monday, Aug. 3- Friday, Aug. 7:

Skateboard camp

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, Aug. 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, Aug. 10

Swing ‘fore’ persons with intellectual disabilities

The 23rd annual International Development Association (IDA) golf classic will be held on Monday, Aug. 10, at the Blacksburg Country Club. IDA is community-based and funded by 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. Your support is vital in helping meet the needs of friends, family and neighbors. IDA is in dire straits because of COVID 19. The group has not been able to have its fundraisers, which has cost IDA over $20,000 that won’t be made up in 2020. So the golf tournament fundraiser is critical to the IDA budget..


Friday, Aug. 21

Blood Drive

Red Cross Blood Drive; 1-6 p.m. at the Radford Recreation Center, sponsored by the Va. May #38 Masonic Lodge of Radford




Browsing by appointment at the Radford Public Library

Anyone 18 years old and older can now reserve a time to browse books in the library. Call (540) 731-3621 to book a half-hour browsing appointment starting at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Reservation slots are limited. Screening questions, temperature checks and masks are required. Please call 731-3621 for full details. 


Grab and go services at the Radford Public Library

Even though the library is offering some in-facility appointments, RPL is still maintaining Grab and Go Services to help everyone stay safe and healthy. Patrons can schedule Grab and Go holds and prints appointments as well as public computer time (the computers on the main library floor will not be available). They can even download the my Libro app for free in the App Store to place holds and schedule a pickup time once the holds are available. For Grab and Go prints, email the documents you would like printed to rad.lib@radfordva.gov, then call 731-3621 to make sure the documents are received and schedule a time to pick them up at the building entrance. Prices are the same as usual ($0.10 for black and white, $0.25 for color), and exact change is appreciated when possible.


Montgomery County Economic Development Authority position open

The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors is seeking applications for the Economic Development Authority (EDA). EDA’s role is to work with the Department of Economic Development to carry out the Board of Supervisors’ vision and policies for economic development in Montgomery Co., including business retention/ expansion, business attraction/ marketing, entrepreneurial development, workforce development, commercial real estate development/reuse and communications/ outreach.  

These are four-year, at-large appointments. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m., at the Montgomery County Government Center. Applicants are needed from all districts.  

Members of economic development authorities are required to submit a statement of economic interest (SOEI). Applications will be taken until all vacancies are filled. Applications are available at www.MontVa.com.

Interested citizens who are registered voters and in good tax standing should submit a letter of intent or an application along with a short resume to: F. Craig Meadows, County Administrator, 755 Roanoke St., Suite 2E, Christiansburg, Va 24073. For more details or questions, email Judy Kiser at kiserjw@montgomerycountyva.gov.


Town of Christiansburg Public Art Advisory Board seeks ideas

The Town of Christiansburg Public Art Advisory Board advises and makes 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 meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in the 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 publicart@christiansburg.org.


Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library open to the public

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 does not have in-person programming and does not accept donations or any community room reservations. MFRL is not assessing fines on overdue days through Sept. 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 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 ruarboreal.com/tree-news/.


Radford Public Library computers on call

The Radford Public Library is now scheduling appointments for public computer use. Call ahead at 731-3621 to schedule a same-day, one-hour appointment within the library community room. Masks are required, but the library has masks on hand and will give one to those who forgot theirs. There will be some pre-screening questions and a no-contact temperature check when patrons arrive at the library as part of the procedure in being mindful of the safety of patrons and staff.


Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library passport service

MFRL is processing passport applications by appointment only. There is a processing delay, so plan ahead to apply for your passport. Call (540) 382-6969 ext 210 to schedule an appointment.




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