Wednesday, Nov. 11:
Christiansburg Veterans Day closings:
Christiansburg Town Hall and the Christiansburg Aquatic Center will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day. The Christiansburg Recreation Center will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., but its administrative offices will be closed. Solid waste normally collected on Wednesdays was collected on Tuesday along with Tuesday’s regularly scheduled collection.
Blacksburg Veterans Day closings:
All Blacksburg offices will be closed in observance of Veterans Day. The Community Center will be open 7 a.m.- 9 p.m. The Aquatic Center will be open: 5:30 a.m.- 7 p.m.
The Hill~ Blacksburg Municipal Golf Course will be open normal hours.
Thursday, Nov. 12 – Monday, Nov. 16:
The 51st annual Y Craft Fair goes Virtual
Shop with juried vendors and enjoy the beauty and diversity of handmade art. Funds raised go directly into the operating budget for sustainability initiatives, senior connection, international programs, food insecurity programs, and after school programs. During the week of November 12-16, 2020, variety of ways to support vendors and coming together, virtually, as a community. The site will remain live through Dec. 31. Product from 36 amazing local, regional and national artisans, including Poplar Hills Alpaca Farm & Studio, Bohicket Apothecary and Anvil, Fire & Time jewelry. Interactive entertainment from PanJammers, Mixed Emotions (VT A Cappella group), Storytime with Joelle, Read Aloud with Miss Rosso, information from groups including the AARP, performances from Dance Tech and more. Check out the event on this preview link: https://www.eventeny.com/events/ymca-at-vt-virtual-craft-fair-706/
Thursday, Nov. 12 through Wednesday, Nov. 18:
RU Art Exhibit
The public is invited to visit VISIONS, an exhibition by Radford University MFA candidate Pam Watkins. Pam’s penetrating portraits radiate the reality of the quantum mechanical, the psychological, and the spiritual. The exhibition will be at the Tyler Gallery (214 Tyler Ave) and the hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Thurs., Fri., Mon., Tues., and Wed) and noon – 4 p.m. on Saturday. The gallery is closed on Sunday.
Thursday, Nov. 19:
Comic Book Club
All-virtual Radford Public Library Comic Book Club! In October, the club met via Discord to discuss Volume 1 of Brian K. Vaughan’s “Runaways.” It’s a quick read, so we invite you to join RPL for the book discussion of Runaways Vol. 2: Teenage Wasteland. The books are available for free on Hoopla, and you can just message us on Facebook or email email@example.com to get an invite to our Discord discussion group. 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 20:
Registration Due for Blacksburg Reverse Holiday Parade
Due to the impacts of Covid-19 and the Town of Blacksburg ordinance limiting gatherings to 50 people or less, the town will be staging a reverse parade where entries are stationary and spectators drive by to view them. Individuals and organizations are invited to participate in the 2020 Reverse Parade to be held on Friday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is North Pole Fantasy. The Reverse Parade will be held along the 900 block of Patrick Henry Drive. Parade participants will form a line and spectators will be able to drive along the route and see the parade. To participate, submit the registration form by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Participants may not have a Santa in their entry or hand out any type of materials or candy this year.For more information, contact Randy Hall at 540-443-1106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with Mango Languages
Study Cherokee or Powotami on Mango Languages this year during Native American Heritage Month through the Radford Public Library. If you don’t already have a Mango Languages account, call the library at (540) 731-3621 and we can create one for you.
Now through Dec. 4:
Glencoe Mansion Gallery Show by Portrait Artist Teresa Regil
Glencoe Mansion, Museum & Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the gallery show by portrait artist Teresa Regil, “A Painted Portrait of a Beloved. A Family Heirloom.” The show will be on display hrough Dec. 4. Regil is generously donating one of her paintings for a silent auction to help benefit the museum. The painting is her master copy of a work by her artistic inspiration John Singer Sargent. The piece will be open for bidding throughout the length of the show, and the winner will be announced at the end of the show. Everyone is welcome to visit the museum. There is no admission charge.
Now through Dec. 31:
Christiansburg Leaf Collection
The Town of Christiansburg’s annual free leaf collection is underway and runs through Dec. 31, weather permitting. Public Works crews use a special truck that vacuums the leaves. Therefore, they will only collect piles of loose leaves; leaves placed in bags will not be accepted. Please do not place your pile of loose leaves in a way that blocks sidewalks, sanitary sewers, solid waste carts, drainage ditches or utility meter boxes. If you are concerned your leaves may blow away prior to pickup, please place a tarp on top of your pile. Crews will remove the tarp when they get there, collect your leaves, and leave your tarp behind.
Montgomery-Floyd Library Curbside only
All branches of the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library are offering only curbside pickup service (including remote printing). In-branch services are not currently available. Curbside hours are: Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Please return all library items in the outside Book Drop. Visit https://www.mfrl.org for more information.
Radford Public Library Resumes In-Library Appointments
Same-day in-house browsing and computer use appointments can be made Monday through Saturday on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Staff will continue to ask screening health questions, take temperatures and require masks be worn as part of the ongoing process of in-library browsing. Children/youth under 18 are welcome to browse when accompanied by an adult. Please call (540) 731-3621 to schedule an appointment to browse or use the computers on Thursday through Saturday, same-day appointments.
Radford Public Library Grab & Go Services
Monday through Saturday. Please remember that you can use the MyLibro app to search RPL’s catalog and place holds as well as schedule pick-up times. For Grab and Go Prints, email the documents you would like printed to email@example.com, then call 731-3621 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.