Sunday, Jan. 17:
NAACP Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration
The Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County Branch of the NAACP will hold its annual celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at 3:30 p.m. virtually. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Jefferson Jones, pastor of Surge Ministries and Race & Grace. All are welcome. The celebration will be via Zoom and Facebook Live. To register and receive additional information, visit http://bit.ly/2021MLKCelebration.
Monday Jan. 18:
Town Hall, Rec Center closed
In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Christiansburg Town Hall will be closed on Jan. 18.
The Christiansburg Aquatic Center will be open from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. on Jan. 18, but the administrative offices will be closed.
The Christiansburg Recreation Center will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18 for an athletic event.
Tuesday, Jan. 19:
100+ Women Who Care NRV Winter 2021 Quarterly Meeting
Every quarterly meeting, each member contributes $100 directly to a charity selected by majority vote with approximately $10,000 being donated to the elected organization. No membership dues or additional commitments of time or money are required, and members can enter the quarterly drawing to represent a favorite not-for-profit to the group for consideration of that meeting’s entire donation amount. All funds remain in the NRV area. 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on Zoom. Contact email@example.com, www.100womenwhocarenrv.com or Sarah Black at (937) 205-3722.
Thursday, Jan. 21:
Discord Comic Book Club
Join the Radford Public Library for an all-ages voice chat discussion of Comic Books via Discord. To be read and discussed this month is Neil Gaiman’s “Eternals.” It can be checked out on Hoopla at Eternalshttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12003687. Send the library a Facebook message or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. The library will then send an invitation to the RPL Discord server.
Thursday, Jan. 28:
Writing Flash Fiction Workshop
Blue Ridge Writers, an affiliated chapter of the Virginia Writers Club, is offering a workshop “Writing Flash Fiction” (less than 1500 words) for writers, both high school students and adults at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Blue Ridge Writers is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit member organization that supports beginning writers and seasoned writers through critique programs, quarterly literary journal publication and monthly workshops. Contact Dr. John Nicolay email@example.com or visit https://blueridgewriters.com for additional information. Class size is limited.
Keep Your Lights Up for Healthcare Heroes
Every citizen and business of the county’s communities is being called upon to keep their holiday lights up through January 31 to recognize those working in healthcare.
All month at the Christiansburg Library. Brains and bodies get exercise by reading and walking the trail. The walk begins at the library at the College Street entrance of Downtown Park. This month’s book is The Emperor’s Egg.
Through Thursday, Jan. 21:
Girl Scout Cookie Sales
The Girl Scouts of the Virginia Skyline Council are taking orders for cookies that will be delivered in mid-January. Girl Scout cookies are $5 a box. To locate a Girl Scout to take an order, contact the girl scouts at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-777-5100. When the cookies arrive in the region in mid-January, Girl Scouts will be delivering them in different ways: masked drop-offs to the customer’s door; cookie booth drive-thrus; online ordering with shipping via Digital Cookie; a cookie delivery service; and voice-activated sales via Echo home systems.