Afternoon tea provides dialogue on violence and peace Saturday
Come share food and ideas from 1-4 p.m. as we explore violence, healing and peace leading up to the anniversary of April 16, 2007. The theme will be, “What does our future community look like?” The dialogue is part of an art project supported by the School of Performing Arts, the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention and Luther Memorial Church. The event will take place at Luther Fellowship Hall at 600 Prices Fork Road in Blacksburg.
NRV Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Saturday
Residents served by the New River Resource Authority are invited to participate in the region’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection event from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. April 8 at the Radford University Dedmon Center Parking Lot Z (Riverside). Questions regarding the types of materials accepted should be directed to your locality. In Radford, call 731-3631; in Pulaski, call 674-8720; in Giles, call 921-2499; in Dublin, call 674-4798; in Blacksburg call 961-1806; in Christiansburg, call 382-6128.
No commercial waste or commercial vehicles will be accepted as household hazardous waste. Instead, they will be accepted for document shredding and electronic waste. The New River Resource Authority will be accepting plastic bags and a Goodwill container will be on-site.
Blacksburg Newcomers’ Club meeting April 11
The Blacksburg Newcomers’ Club general meeting will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. at At this meeting, In Balance Yoga staff will discuss how practicing yoga can help to become more balanced, more mindful, healthier and happier.
There is no cost to attend the meeting, which will be held at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, 600 Prices Fork Road in Blacksburg. Free babysitting is available for pre-school children ages 6 months and older.
No matter how long you’ve lived in the area, since birth or you’ve just moved in, the Blacksburg Newcomers’ Club welcomes all residents of the New River Valley.
Membership dues are $25.00 a year and include participation in interest groups.
Meetings will be cancelled if Montgomery County Public Schools have a two hour delay or schools are closed. Please check the Montgomery County Public School weather related announcements at www.mcps.org
Blacksburg Easter egg hunt April 15
Blacksburg’s annual Easter egg hunt will take place from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on April 15 at Municipal Park, 920 Turner St.
Christiansburg Easter egg hunt April 15
Christiansburg Parks and Recreation is teaming up with the Christiansburg Kiwanis Club to host the biggest Easter Egg Hunt the town has ever seen, featuring more than 10,000 eggs!
The hunt, which will be held on April 15 at Kiwanis Park, is free to the public. Photos with the Easter Bunny will cost $1.
In addition to golden eggs in the age groups of 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12, there will be two mystery eggs in each group. One lucky participant will walk away with a Nintendo Wii donated by the Christiansburg Walmart.
If planning on attending, make sure to arrive at the right time for your child’s age group. Children ages 3-5 will begin their search for eggs at 10 a.m., children ages 6-8 will begin at 10:15 a.m., children ages 9-12 will begin at 10:30 a.m. and children 3 and under will begin at 10:45 a.m.
In the event of inclement weather, the Easter Egg Hunt will be held inside the Christiansburg Recreation Center. Please call after 8 a.m. on the day of the event to see if the hunt has been moved.
For more information, call 382-2349.
Diamond Hills Park Stream clean-up April 15
Join the Town of Christiansburg’s Engineering Department on Saturday, April 15, for a two-hour cleanup of the Diamond Hills Park stream, which flows into Crab Creek.
Engineering staff will be on site to share more information on the construction being done at Diamond Hills Park, which, when fully complete, will include a restored stream and wooded riparian area that will be protected in perpetuity as a green space. Future plans include a trail network, as well as possible recreational amenities.
Dress appropriately, with the possibility of getting wet. Closed shoes and long pants are recommended, as well as gloves if you have them. It’s also a good idea to bring a water bottle since we’ll be outside in (hopefully) nice weather!
This is a rain or shine event. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Engineering staff will provide trash bags and will meet participants at the end of the road on Scattergood Drive NW. Signage will direct motorists to the parking area.
Hike for Hospice registration open until April 19
Online Pre-registration is open until April, 19 for the second annual Hike for Hospice. Only those who pre-register in advance are guaranteed an exclusive second annual NRV Hike for Hospice T-shirt.
The event will include hiking, games and live music. Lunch will provided by Heathwood Market Catering. Participants will have the option of choosing between three hike routes: easy/ADA accessible, moderate and advanced. Hikes will be led by Claytor Lake State Park rangers.
Adult pre-registration is $25, student pre-registration is $20, and a team (four or more) is $20. Fees will increase by $5 for day-of registration.
Register online at http://goodsamhospice.com/hike-for-hospice/hike-for-hospice-nrv.