Christiansburg Recreation Center offers AARP tax aid
The Christiansburg Recreation Center will offer the free AARP Tax Aid program beginning Thursday, Feb. 2 through April 15.
Appointments may be scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Thursday between 1-3:15 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9-11:15 a.m.
The Recreation Center will begin taking appointments on Jan. 9. Please call 382-2349 to make an appointment or to get more information.
Humane Society waives adoption fees for first responders
The Humane Society of Montgomery County recognize that our law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics, and EMT’s play a vital role in protecting and serving our community. As a way of saying “thank you”, we will waive the adoption fees for any animal these folks adopt.
We hope this in some small way shows how thankful HSMC is to these many wonderful public servants. To ensure that our animals find the perfect home, all other standard adoption procedures will apply.
HSMC is funded through donations and fundraisers and received no government money. The no-kill shelter for dogs and cats is located at 1183 Flanagan Drive in Christiansburg. For more information, please call 382-1166.
NRV youth ministry hosting Valley Wide Youth Rally Saturday
Straight Street youth ministry invites all youth ages 12-17 to attend its Valley Wide Youth Rally on Saturday at 3325 N. Franklin St. in Christiansburg. The event is free and will be held from 6-10 p.m.
Plenty of games, contests and prizes along with refreshments will be available. Christian rock band Beauty From Ruins and Christian rapper Matthew Tuck will provide music. The Pursuit Drama Team will provide additional entertainment.
We request that groups of six or more people please RSVP via email to StraightStreetNRV@gmail.com.
Christiansburg Library hosting author Beth Macy March 28
The Christiansburg Library is pleased to announce an author talk with Beth Macy on her newest book “Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest.” Macy will be speaking March 28 at 6 p.m. at the library. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
Beth Macy is the New York Times bestselling author of Factory Man. She was also an award winning journalist at the Roanoke Times for two decades and a Niemann Fellow at Harvard University.
Blacksburg United Methodist’s consignment sale April 1
Blacksburg United Methodist Church will hold its semi-annual consignment sale of children’s items at the Christian Life Center, at 706 Harding Avenue in Blacksburg, on April 1 from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Families will be able to get great deals on gently used kids’ clothes and shoes, toys, books, games, movies, baby gear and accessories, sports equipment, maternity clothing and more. Many items are like-new (some are even brand-new).
Some items will be half-price between 12:30 and 1:30 pm but you will want to shop early for the best selection. Proceeds will benefit local charities.
American Legion meeting April 6
The American Legion, Harvey-Howe-Carper Post 30 will meet at 7 p.m. April 6 at the VFW Post Home on 102 Watts St. in Radford.
All veterans, men and women, are invited to attend. For further information, please call 250-2283 or 239-9864.
Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting April 11
The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Stuart Horse Artillery Camp 1784 will meet at 7 p.m. April 11 at Ray’s Restaurant on Route 221, North of Floyd. Members of the UDC are invited to attend. For further information, please call 216-233-8401 or 239-9864.
Agency on Aging offers free self-management workshop
During a free six-week workshop, participants will learn a variety of self-management skills to help put “life back in your life” so that they can maintain and/or increase their daily activities.
Workshops are designed for adults of any age who want to take charge of their ongoing health problems and get relief from their pain, fatigue and other symptoms.
The New River Valley Agency on Aging and St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Christiansburg are partnering to provide this workshop series for the community at large. Materials and refreshments are provided.
The workshop series will be held at St. Paul’s Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on Tuesdays beginning April 18 from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Participants have the opportunity to win gift cards.
To register or to receive more information, call Tina King at the New River Valley Agency on Aging at 980-7720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RSVP scholarship deadline April 21
Applications for scholarships given by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Montgomery County and Radford are due by April 21. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to outstanding students in the Montgomery County and City of Radford school systems who plan to pursue studies in a human services or human medical field.
For applications or more information, students should visit RSVP’s website at www.montgomerycountyva.gov/rsvp, ask their high school guidance counselors, or contact RSVP at email@example.com.
Blacksburg Library to hold boating safety course May 13
Blacksburg Library will be hosting a state boating safety course from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. May 13.
Beginning July 1, 2016, all PWC operators age 14 and older and all motorboat operators regardless of age need to take a boating safety course. No person under the age of 14 may operate a PWC.
Instruction and materials are free of charge. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a pencil, a highlighter and lunch.
Registration is required and may be completed by contacting Mendy Harman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christiansburg HS Class of 1967 hosts 50th Reunion Aug. 19
Christiansburg High School’s Class of 1967 recently announced it will be holding its 50th Class Reunion at The Farmhouse Restaurant at 6 p.m. Aug. 19.
To register or for more information, contact Reba Miles Smart at 381-5422 or email@example.com, or Carolyn Kingrea Sowers at 382-4510 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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