Community Briefs

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Understanding reverse mortgages

Feb. 4

Join Blacksburg Parks and Recreation for an informative session to learn and understand about reverse mortgages. Christy Gorth, Mortgage Banker with Direct Mortgage Loans will present on Monday, Feb. 4, 1 p.m, at the Blacksburg Community. The program is free. Call Joy Herbert at 540-443-1142 to register.

The American Legion, Harvey-Howe-Carper Post 30

Feb. 7

The American Legion, Harvey-Howe-Carper Post 30 will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, at the VFW Post Home on 102 Watts St. in Radford. For further information, please call 250-2283 or 239-9864. If Radford City Public Schools are closed on Thursday or Friday of this week due to weather, the meeting will be cancelled.

Radford Public Library Book Sale

Feb. 8, 9 and 10

There will be a Book Sale at the Radford Public Library on Friday & Saturday, February 8 and 9from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 10 from 1-5 p.m.. Adult hardbacks are $1 and paperbacks are $.50. Children’s books are half the price of adult books. There are some specially priced books and there will be a free table. Come and support the Radford Public Library.

Soul Food Sampling

Feb. 9

At St. Luke & Odd Fellows Hall (203 Gilbert Street) in Blacksburg. Three different seating times are available: Noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Feb. 9 Tickets are $25.00. Seating is limited because the hall is small, so purchase tickets in advance at or by calling 540-443-1600, or by stopping by the Alexander Black House & Cultural Foundation during regular business hours, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

Become a licensed public school teacher

March 14

Montgomery County Public Schools will be holding a community meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 14 in the School Board Office for individuals who currently hold a bachelor’s degree and may be interested in becoming licensed teachers.

DAV Christiansburg Meeting

2nd Monday

United States Disabled American Veterans Chapter: J M Wainright #29

7 p.m. at 1620 S Franklin St, Christiansburg, Virginia 24073

The Christiansburg Club of Toastmasters International

2nd and 4th Mondays

Toastmasters International will not meet in December. Regular meeting are in Blacksburg at 7p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays at the Blacksburg Church of Christ (315 E Eakin Street), Blacksburg. For more information call Laura (540) 521-7137 or or email (

Community Health Center of the New River Valley helps adults access VA health coverage


Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, new health coverage for adults will cover more people. If you work in retail, construction, childcare, landscaping, food service or many of the jobs that don’t offer health insurance, you may be able to get low-cost health insurance that includes regular preventive care and treatment for chronic health conditions. To find out if you’re eligible, phone the Community Health Center of the NRV (215 Roanoke Street) at 540 381-0820, or visit

Montgomery Museum volunteer opportunities


A number of volunteer opportunities are available at the Montgomery Museum.

Docent: training is provided for individuals to staff the front office, answer calls, make sales, and interpret the history of the museum; events planning: planning and implementation of our major events annually, including Heritage Day, Mountains of Music, h’Arts on Main, Cruisin’ Christiansburg; Working with any of the committees: (Membership, Marketing, Events/Fundraising, Building Expansion, Building and Grounds); research with genealogy projects: working with the genealogy team; gardening: working in the garden with Virginia Master Gardeners.

Contact 540.382.5644 and visit

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