Sunday, Sept. 20 – Saturday, Sept. 26
Blacksburg Sustainability Week
Because of the COVID19 pandemic, most of the Sustainability Week events will be virtual, and the handful of in-person events will be outdoors with physical distancing. Visit the Sustainable Blacksburg website at sustainableblacksburgva.org and follow the Facebook Page for event details.
Tuesday, Sept. 22
Town Council Meeting Agenda
The Blacksburg Town Council meeting agenda for the meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 6:30pm in the Roger E. Hedgepeth Chambers can be found at – https://blacksburg.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=20&event_id=5650.
Wednesday, Sept. 23
Sixth Annual Radford Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament
The tournament will be played on the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech. You can print/mail in the registration form and payment or visit https://radfordchamber.com/annual-golf-tournament to register/sponsor online.
Thursday, Sept. 24
Virginia Tech Women’s Club Donation Drive
The Virginia Tech Women’s Club (VTWC) will sponsor a Drive-Thru Donation Drive from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Volunteers will accept donations at the Blacksburg Baptist Church parking lot on 550 N. Main St. The Service Committee stocks the shelves of the 209 Food Market @VT (formerly Manna Ministries) to help fight food insecurity at VT. Please bring non-perishable foods such as canned fruits, granola bars, PPE such as masks, sanitizers, and toiletries such as toothpaste and brushes, shampoo, etc. Since the annual Welcome Tea at the Grove could not be held due to COVID, a Welcome Bag with a cookie and tea bag and VTWC information will be given to all who bring a donation.
Wednesday, Sept. 30
Bringing the Inside Out – Creating Outdoor Living Spaces
Since there are no signs of COVID-19 disappearing anytime soon, The VT Hahn Garden is beginning to work on a series of online events. The first event is being co-hosted by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences on Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 7 – 8 p.m. The Hahn Horticulture Garden is working with two distinguished VT alumni, Steve Grigg ’77, former Owner of Grigg Design and Mike Hildebrand ’74, Owner of James River Nurseries, to host a virtual event that will feature tips for creating outdoor living spaces and expanding usable living space into one’s backyard. Steve and Mike will share some of their favorite projects and Scott Douglas, the Director of the Hahn Horticulture Garden, will discuss areas in the Garden that illustrate design elements you could incorporate into your own landscape.
To take part, register at https://aimsbbis.vt.edu/CALSOutdoorLiving.
Join a Girl Scout Party this September
Throughout September, Girl Scouts is hosting free parties online. They know there are many girls that want to make new friends and have fun while social distancing. What better way to do that while participating in a fun party? Troops are meeting virtually and sometimes in-person outdoors (where they can safely). Free parties with fun, educational activities are a way for every girl to experience what Girl Scouts across the area have been doing since March.
Animal Dance Party! (K-3rd Grades)
This party is free and open to all local girls in kindergarten through third grade—the more the merrier! While girls enjoy the party, they’ll get to know each other and share ideas on how Girl Scouts can supercharge a girl’s life
Monday, Sept. 21, 5-6 p.m.; Monday, Sept. 28, 6-7 p.m.
Make New Friends Party! (Kindergarten)
This party is a free, four-meeting program series that provides opportunities to girls to make new friends, have fun, and strengthen core competencies as they start Kindergarten. Girls will connect with the same friends at all four parties.
Tuesdays, Sept. 22 and 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Wednesday: Sept. 23, 6-7 p.m.; Thursday, Sept. 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Fridays Sept. 25, 1-2 p.m. Girls and their parents/caregivers can RSVP at www.gsvsc.org/FUN
Library Card Sign-up Month at the Radford Library
DC’s Wonder Woman is embarking on a new mission to champion the power of a library card as Library Card Sign-up Month Honorary Chair. Per the American Library Association, “Wonder Woman makes a perfect ambassador to support the value of learning and the role libraries play in transforming lives and strengthening communities through education.” Radford Public Library has a new logo, so bring your old card in to exchange it for a new one with a fancy logo. Follow the library on Facebook for interactive events and opportunities to win prizes throughout the month of September!
Basketball Courts Closed
Blacksburg Community Center basketball courts are closed until further notice.
Christiansburg Annual Photo of the Year Contest
The Town of Christiansburg is sponsoring its third annual Photo of the Year Contest. Judges will select a photo of the year to hang in Christiansburg Town Hall. The Town plans to possibly feature other submissions from this year and years past in a Town-themed calendar. Contest Rules:
To be considered for Photo of the Year, a photo submission must be either a .JPG or .PNG file, between 8 – 20 megapixels large (minimum 2,550 x 3,300 pixels). All other submissions must be at least 1.5 megapixels large. Please do not resize your photos prior to submission. All photos must be taken within Town of Christiansburg limits. All photos must be submitted by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, 2020 to email@example.com. All submissions must include a completed submission form (www.christiansburg.org/photooftheyear). For additional information, visit www.christiansburg.org/photooftheyear or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grab and Go Services at the Radford Public Library
Unfortunately, due to the high number of positive COVID-19 cases in Radford, RPL is not offering in-library visits at this time. In-house browsing, Computers on Call, and passport appointments are temporarily suspended out of an abundance of caution in effort to keep library patrons and staff safe.
The good news is that Grab & Go Services continue for hold pick-ups as well as print pick-ups. The MyLibro app is available to search RPL’s catalog and place holds as well as schedule pick-up times by calling 540 731-3621. For Grab and Go Prints, email the documents to be printed to email@example.com, then call731-3621 to make sure the document 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.
Literacy League – Be A Reader
Radford Public Library is calling all reading superheroes. This is your chance to keep reading, win prizes, keep picking up free, weekly Grab & Go Crafts, and stay connected to the library this fall. Go to the Read Squared link to participate online and/or download the READsquared app. You can also get a paper reading log (or print your own) to track your reading mission to unlock superheroes for your Literacy League team-up! Some quests involve reading a banned book, reading a fairy tale and reading something spooky. Prizes include superhero coloring books, crayons, superhero bobble heads, superhero wristbands, and pops.
Montgomery County Economic Development Authority position open
The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors is seeking applications for the Economic Development Authority (EDA). EDA role is to work with the Dept. of Economic Development to carry out the Board of Supervisors’ vision and policies for economic development in Montgomery Co.
This is a four year, at-large appointment. Meetings are held on third Tuesday each month at 11:30 a.m., at the Montgomery County Government Center. This is an at-large appointment. 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 Street, Suite 2E, Christiansburg, Va 24073. For more details/questions, email Judy Kiser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All branches Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library Curbside Only
All branches of the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library System will be offering Curbside Services only through at least Saturday, Sept. 19. Curbside Services will be available Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To place a hold for items on your account, for reading recommendations or if you have any other questions you can give us a call at 540-382-6965. For more information on how curbside service works please log onto https://bit.ly/3bRehJY
The book drop will be open and wireless printing will be available.