Thursday, March 25:
Mountain Biking Skills workshop
Want to boost your mountain biking skills? Let Blacksburg Parks and Recreation help you. Come out for an evening under the lights and master the MTB skills you want to learn or learn new skills on a portable skill course From 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Municipal Park; 625 Patrick Henry Drive; Blacksburg. Jaycee SB Field. The instructor is Travis Coad. Fees are $10 for residents and $20 for non-residents.
Friday, March 26:
Outdoor Book Sale
From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Montgomery Floyd Regional Library/Blacksburg Library. Weather permitting. $5 per bag or $1 for hardbacks and $.50 for paperbacks. Gift books will be available for $2 each. Call the library for more details and to confirm that the sale will be held.
Saturday. March 27:
Afternoon at the Pool
From 12:15 until 3 p.m. at the Aquatic Center, 625 Patrick Henry Drive, Blacksburg. Participants will enjoy hours of fun and games in the pool. Events include Corcl races, “rock” hopping and balancing, use of the slide and diving board. Open to ages 8-12. Registration is required. The limit is 15 participants. The fee is $15.
Teen Creative: Chapsticks and body scrubs
1 p.m. at the Montgomery Floyd Regional Library/Blacksburg Library online. This month’s Teen Creative video will cover making chapsticks and body scrubs. Check out a video for tips and tricks.
Monday, March 29:
Talking About Books: Fiction Virtual
From 11 a.m. until noon at the Montgomery Floyd Regional Library/Blacksburg Library. Join in a discussion of “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng. Call ahead to reserve a copy and to get the link for virtual participation.
Tuesday, March 30:
Conditional Use Permit for Kent Square
The Town of Blacksburg has scheduled a neighborhood meeting for Tuesday, March 30, at 4:30 p.m. in the Roger E. Hedgepeth Chambers to consider a request from Aaron Harris of Pointe West Management on behalf of Kent Square LLC and Pointe West Management to combine previously approved conditional use permits 11-0002, 11-007, 16-0002 and 18-0002 into CUP 21-0001. The purpose is to increase the maximum allowed ground-floor medical and general office square footage in the DC Downtown Commercial zoning district.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club: virtual
From 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Montgomery Floyd Regional Library/Blacksburg Library. Join in a discussion of “The Poppy Warby” by R.F. Kuang. Call ahead to get a copy of this month’s book and to get the link Discussion will be held virtually.
Wednesday, March 31:
Teen Book Club: virtual
4 p.m. at the Montgomery Floyd Regional Library/Blacksburg Library. Each month the Teen Book Club meets to discuss the first book in a series. To be discussed this month Is “The Fifth Wave” by Richard Yancey. For more information, to get the link for the virtual meeting, and to join the book raffle for the first three books, email email@example.com or call 540-552-8246.
1 p.m. at the Montgomery Floyd Regional Library/Blacksburg Library online. Watch as the librarians experiment and learn from marshmallow peeps!.
Thursday, April 1:
‘One Good Mama Bone’ Book Club
Bren McClain, author of “One Good Mama Bone,” will be visiting library patrons virtually in April. In preparation for her author talk, the Radford Public Library will be hosting a book discussion. Join the meeting with the ID 810-1631-3691 and passcode 570599 at 6:30 p.m.
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. For further information, call 250-2283 or 239-9864.
Sunday, April 4
First Missionary Baptist Church, 7318 Manns Dr., Radford, and its pastor, the Rev. Richard A. Goodman, Sr., announce that the church will reopen its doors Easter Sunday at 11 a.m. in celebration of resurrection Sunday. Everyone is invited but is asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Thursday, April 8:
Virtual Author Talk with Ron Peterson, Jr.
Bestselling author Ron Peterson, Jr. will discuss his new novel, “Chasing the Squirrel: The Pursuit of Notorious Drug Smuggler Wally Thrasher.” Discussion will be virtual at 7 p.m. Taking part in the discussion will be Wally Thrasher’s son, Montana Thrasher. “Chasing the Squirrel” is the true story of Pulaski native Wally Thrasher, whose investigation led to the biggest drug bust in Mid-Atlantic United States history in 1986.
Tuesday, April 13:
Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting
The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Stuart-Horse-Artillery Camp 1784 will meet at 7 p.m. at Aly’s Italian Family Restaurant at 3204 Riner Rd. Jonathan McPeak will give a talk on the “History of the Virginia 45th Infantry Regiment”. Members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy are also invited to attend. For further information, please call 320-4315 or 239-9864.
Wednesday, April 14:
Hahn Horticulture Garden Virtual Road Trip
The first of a five-stop virtual garden road trip via Zoom will be the Des Moines Botanical Garden in Des Moines, Iowa. Also on the tour are the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center with Tanya Zastrow on April 14 at 2 p.m., the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden with VT alumnus Brian Trader on April 28 at 3:30 p.m.; the Wisconsin Arboretum with VT alumnus David Stevenst on May 12 at 2 p.m., and Lotusland with Paul Mills and Rebecca Anderson on May 26 at 2 p.m.
Register online for these visits and a zoom link will be provided:
Head Start Enrolling
New River Community Action is now accepting applications for three- and four year olds for Head Start for the 2021-22 school year. Head Start offers a no-charge pre-school for income eligible families. Families may apply by calling the local Head Start center, applying online at newrivercommunityaction.org or by picking up an application form in person at the local center. Applications are accepted year-round.
The phone numbers for the three local Head Start centers are Christiansburg 540-381-7559, Radford 540-731-4107 and Blacksburg 540-552-0490. Anyone applying in person should bring proof of the child’s birth and proof of the family’s income such as a 1040, a W-2, pay stubs, child support income, money received from grants, and unemployment income.
All month of March
All the month of March at the Christiansburg Library. Exercise your brain and body as you read and walk the trail. The walk begins at the library at the College Street entrance of Downtown Park. This month’s book is “The Big Red Barn.”
Teen/Adult Craft-Felt Smartphone Cover
All the month of March at the Meadowbrook Public Library. Request a teen/adult craft to receive supplies to make a felt phone cover. While supplies last.
Through March 31:
Keep Virginia Beautiful Annual “Shiver” Fundraising Event
Keep Virginia Beautiful (KVB) has opened registration for Shiver in Virginia, a reimagined version of its annual Shiver in the River festival that has been KVB’s largest annual fundraiser since 2015. This year’s initiative is designed to be COVID-safe and give people more choice in how they can contribute to the beautification of their communities. Shiver in Virginia runs until March 31. Participants engage in activities including litter cleanups, recycling, trail cleaning, graffiti removal and other good deeds. For a donation of $20.21, participants will receive a free Virginia State Parks parking pass, with no expiration date.
Participants will also have access to the KVB Mission Challenge website, where they can map the collective progress on the 2,021 mile path across the state. With each act reported, participants will be entered into drawings for additional prizes.
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 Monday, April 5:
Hahn Horticulture Garden Spring Plant Sale
The 2021 spring plant sale, a joint fundraising event between the garden and the VT Horticulture Club, is online this year due to COVID limitations on gatherings. The sale site link is http://springplantsaleatvt.company.site. Ordering will close on April 5 at 5 p.m. Plant pickup days will be April 22, 23, and 24. There are a lot of great plants on the list, but quantities are limited, so order early for best selection.
Through Thursday, April 15:
“ART GAWK: Selections from the Radford University Permanent Collection”
The exhibition is a selection of 111 works that range widely in media, artistic styles, and historical periods. The hours of the exhibition are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday from noon until 4 p.m. at the Art Museum at the Covington Center.
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.