Monday, Jan. 25:
Radford City Council Meeting
7 p.m. Virtual meeting. Watch on Facebook.
Wednesday, Jan. 27:
Lyman Whitaker Zoom Talk
Hahn Horticulture Garden’s three Lyman Whitaker Wind Sculptures, a gift from Warren and Margie Kark, have been installed along the southern edge of the Conifer Garden. Whitaker’s live Zoom talk at noon will be about his work. Register via https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_291uIAlpoEfN00d.
Thursday, Jan. 28:
Writing Flash Fiction Workshop
Blue Ridge Writers, an affiliated chapter of the Virginia Writers Club, is offering a workshop titled “Writing Flash Fiction” (less than 1500 words) for interested 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 both beginning writers and seasoned writers through critique programs, quarterly literary journal publications and monthly workshops. Contact Dr. John Nicolay firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://blueridgewriters.com for additional information. Class size is limited.
Thursday, Feb. 4:
Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RFAAP) Commander’s Community Meeting This is a Facebook live event from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at https://www.facebook.com/RadfordArmyAmmunitionPlant/
These meetings are an opportunity to learn about the plant’s modernization and environmental projects, environmental compliance and corrective actions. The meeting is open to the public. For questions relating to the meeting, contact Charlie Saks at 540 731 5785 or visit the plant’s website at https://www.jmc.army.mil/Radford/RadfordDefault.aspx then “Ask the Commander” in the lower left margin of the home page.
American Legion Meeting
American Legion Harvey-Howe-Carper Post 30 will meet at 7 p.m. at the VFW Post Home on 102 Watts St. in Radford. In case of heavy snow or ice, the meeting will be canceled. For further information, call 250-2283 or 239-9864.
Tuesday, Feb. 9:
Sons of Confederate Veterans Meeting
Stuart Horse Artillery Camp 1784 will meet at 7 p.m. at Aly’s Family Italian Restaurant at 3204 Riner Rd. Camp Commander Will Reed will present a talk on the History of the Fourth Virginia Infantry Regiment. Members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) are also invited to attend. In case of heavy snow or ice, the meeting will be canceled. For further information, call 320-4315 or 239-9864.
Wednesday, Feb. 10:
A Beginner’s Approach to Garden Photography
This is a Zoom presentation at noon by Robert E. Lyons, Professor Emeritus University of Delaware and former Director of the Hahn Horticulture Garden/Faculty Member VT Horticulture Department.
The talk is all about using your eyes, your mind, and your camera to capture moments in your personal landscapes. They may be your gardens, vignettes from your travels, seasonal records of your favorite plants and/or features of landscape designs.
The presentation content is example-driven and will provide understandable and uncomplicated information to create aesthetically pleasing images in a relatively short period of time. While equipment details and camera mechanics will be mentioned, they will not dominate the presentation. Instead, the impact and exploitation of prevailing light, elements of photographic composition, the power of mastering depth of field and developing a personal style will be emphasized.
The presentation is particularly relevant for and geared towards early stage photographers who use a variety of devices, including DSLR’s, mobile/cell phones or both. Register via https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4Ymy3HGvrxExkxf.
Saturday, Feb. 13:
Dialogue on Race 2021 Winter Summit
This is an online Zoom event from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. All Dialogue on Race events will be held virtually or on online until further notice.
The keynote Speakers will be Dr. Abraham B. Hardee III, DO/PhD and Dr. Pete Guerra, MDA. The subjects include the Year in Masks, the COVID-19 Pandemic, Race and Racism, and Vaccination and Vaccines: What to Know and What to Do.; 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. All DOR events will be held online – or virtual – until further notice. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Jbi908JMSgq1264cQKX8Eg.
Keep Your Lights Up for Healthcare Heroes
Local communities are calling on every citizen and business, and community 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.