Sunday, Jan. 31:
Blacksburg-Radford Fellowship Youth Group Event
The first-ever Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) youth fellowship event will be held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Luther Memorial Lutheran Church picnic shelter, rain or shine. The event is for youth ages 13-17 (8th grade through high school seniors). Fellowship pastors will serve as chaperones. All participants must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Vicar Alyssa Kaplan will lead the group in games. Snacks will be provided, and the fire pit will help keep everyone warm.
Thursday, Feb. 4:
Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RFAAP) Commander’s Community Meeting Facebook Live event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/RadfordArmyAmmunitionPlant/
This meeting is an opportunity to learn about RFAAP modernization and environmental projects, environmental compliance and corrective actions. The meeting is open to the public. For questions, contact Charlie Saks at 540 731 5785 or visit the RFAAP 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 cancelled. 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 the event of heavy snow or ice, the meeting will be cancelled. For further information, call 320-4315 or 239-9864.
Wednesday, Feb. 10:
A Beginner’s Approach to Garden Photography
Robert E. Lyons, Professor Emeritus University of Delaware, former Director of the Hahn Horticulture Garden and a faculty member of the VT Horticulture Department will offer a Zoom presentation at noon. This 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 provides 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, the elements of photographic composition, the power of mastering depth of field and developing a personal style will be emphasized. This 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
An online event held on Zoom from 10 a.m. until 11:30. All Dialogue on Race events will be held online or virtualy until further notice. Keynote Speakers will be Dr. Abraham B. Hardee III, DO/PhD and Dr. Pete Guerra, MDA. Subjects include the year in masks, the COVID pandemic, race and racism and vaccination and vaccines: What to know and what to do. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Jbi908JMSgq1264cQKX8Eg.
Keep Your Lights Up for Healthcare Heroes
Local communities are calling on all citizens and businesses 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 Friday, Mar. 5:
Glencoe Mansion “2020 in Review” Art Show
The show features the works of artists Cheryl Mackian, the Radford Photo Clu, and Teresa Regil, whose works all appeared in the gallery during 2020. The exhibit opened on Tuesday, Jan. 26. It is open to the public, and there is no admission charge.