Saturday, Feb. 27:
Outdoor Book Sale
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Blacksburg Library weather permitting. The cost is $5 per bag or $1 for hardbacks and $.50 for paperbacks. Gift books are available for $2 each. Call the library for more details and to confirm the sale is being held.
Sunday, Feb. 28:
Blacksburg Disc Golf Fundraiser
This is a two-division trophy-only event. The course has been modified into a temporary 16-hole tournament layout. Registration is $30 and will include a two-disc player pack. The money raised will be used to reimburse the cost of the installation of the new tee pads at Blacksburg Municipal Park.
This is a tee-time event. Final tee times will be posted on the event page after registration closes on the evening of Friday, Feb. 26. Arrive at least 15 minutes before your designated tee time to check in. To register, visit
Monday, March 1:
Blacksburg Business License Reminder
Town of Blacksburg business license renewal forms for 2021 are due by Mon, Mar. 1. Businesses are assessed an annual license tax based on the prior year’s annual gross receipts. Taxes and fees must be filed and paid by Mar. 1 to avoid late filing and late payment penalties of 10% each and 10% interest. Renewal packets were mailed in early January. If you have not received the packet, please email email@example.com or call 540.961.1108. For assistance contact the Community Relations Office at 540.443.1090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, March 2:
Book Talk: “Monsters among Us”
Author Monica Rodden, a Virginia Tech graduate, has published her first teen novel, and the Radford Public Library has copies available to check out as well as to give away. “Monsters among Us” is a mystery novel with Gothic and feminist themes. It includes aspects of “Wuthering Heights.”
Join in for a conversation about the book. For a copy of the book, email Elizabeth.email@example.com. The Lamplighters are funding this author event.
Thursday, March 4:
Noise alert: Corps of Cadets Rifle Practice
The Corps of Cadets’ precision drill team, the Gregory Guard, will practice firing a rifle salute at 6 p.m. behind Lane Hall, 280 Alumni Mall. Expect three volleys of shots.
American Legion meeting
The 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 that day, the meeting will be canceled. For further information, call 250-2283 or 239-9864
Tuesday, March 9:
Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting
The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Stuart Horse Artillery Camp 1784 will meet at 7 p.m. at Aly’s Family Italian Restaurant, 3204 Riner Road in Montgomery County. William Reed will present the “History of the 51st Virginia Regiment.” Members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) are invited to attend. In case of heavy snow or ice that day, the meeting will be canceled. For further information, call 320-4315 or 239-9864.
Wednesday, March 10:
Radford Chamber Business over Breakfast
From 8-9 a.m. at the Radford Coffee Company, 333 W. Main St. The guest speaker is Kim Repass with the Radford Economic Development department. Pre-registration is requested at www.radfordchamber.com. Please bring a face mask to abide by current COVID-19 state regulations.
Tuesday, March 16:
Radford Reads with Monica Rodden
Join the Radford Public Library at 6:30 p.m. for a Zoom conversation with Monica Rodden, author of “Monsters among Us.” Rodden will read from her book and talk about the publishing process. Email Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. The library has a limited number of free copies of this book to give away while supplies last, so those interesting in obtaining a copy should let the staff know if you’d like a copy.
Through Friday, Mar. 5:
Glencoe Mansion “2020 in Review” Art Show
The show features the works of artists Cheryl Mackian, the Radford Photo Club, and Teresa Regil, whose works all appeared in the Gallery during 2020. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Blacksburg free curbside brush collection
The Town of Blacksburg is offering free curbside brush collection for snow and ice storm-related vegetative debris through March 5. Residents are required to call public works at 540-443-1200 to request a special pickup, and collections will be made in the order they are received. Requests will be taken until Friday, March 5, and will be limited to one pickup per household. Pickups will be limited to one dump truck load (10’x7’x3’) per location per pickup date. To be picked up, the brush should be cut into lengths no greater than seven feet and no greater than six inches in diameter and should be stacked outside and away from any fencing, mailboxes, shrubbery, lamp posts, or any other structure or obstacles that may be damaged by town equipment.
Through March 31:
Virginia Tech Parking Survey
Virginia Tech has released a 2021 Parking Survey. All those who utilize parking and transportation in and around the Virginia Tech Blacksburg campus are invited to participate, including visitors and Blacksburg residents. The survey will close March 31, 2021, at 5 p.m.
All responses will remain anonymous and will be analyzed at the aggregate level. The survey should take fewer than 15 minutes to complete. To take the survey, visit
Through Saturday, April 24:
‘Unbearable Beauty’ Exhibit at Moss Arts Center
The exhibit is open each Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. through Saturday, April 24. The exhibit is a demonstration of the devastation human activity has wreaked on the environment. The exhibit is free and open to the public.