Upcoming Events


Today, Wednesday, August 14:


West End Wednesdays

Wrapping up the 2019 season, West End Wednesdays hosts their free and family friendly concert with a live performance by Blacksburg’s One Eyed Jack. Glencoe Mansion Museum & Gallery’s lawn, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. On site food trucks, craft beer and wine, and local vendors. Free community yoga with Downey Dog Yoga at 6 p.m. Find out more online at www.mountaintrotterarts.com or follow West End Wednesdays on Facebook.


Saturday, August 17:


Clear the Shelters

Montgomery County Animal Care and Adoption Center, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Even after #AdoptASharkWeek, the Center is still pretty full. Adopters will receive goodie bags and supplies for starting off on the right paw with their new pets.


Monday, August 19:


Creative Writing Critique Group

Local author and co-founder of Maplecat Press Autumn Morgera will help writers improve their craft through critique and community! Join in each first and third Monday evening at the Radford Public Library. Registration required. Register at (540) 731-3621. 5 – 6:30 p.m.


Tuesday, August 20:


Radford City School Board meeting

The Radford City School Board will have a special meeting at 3 p.m. at City Council Chambers. A copy of the agenda can be seen at www.rcps.org.


Saturday, August 24:


Annual Raise the Roof Barbecue and Craft Fair

Slusser’s Chapel, 1543 Mt. Tabor Rd., Blacksburg, 4 – 7 p.m. Dinner includes:  ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT: smoked pulled pork, chicken, burgers, and hot dogs

Home made cole slaw, baked beans, potato and macaroni salads, dessert and drink.

Eat in or take out. Adults: $10, kids (5-12): $5. For more information call: 540-552-8737 Proceeds going toward a new church roof.


Sunday, August 25:


NAACP meeting

Please join us at 3:30 p.m. at the Old Hill School Community Center, 570 High Street in Christiansburg, for our General Body meeting and a special presentation by our Health Committee featuring presenter, Dr. William Hendricks: “How to manage an office visit with a well-meaning doctor who has an unconscious bias.” You don’t want to miss this informative, interactive presentation! For additional information contact us at 540-382-6751 or info@mrfnaacp.org.


Blacksburg Aquatic Center closure

The Aquatic Center will be closed Sunday, Aug. 25 – Monday, Sept. 2 for annual maintenance. Thank you for your patience as we work to upgrade your facility. The Family Changing Room and Aquatic Center will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 3.



Radford High School Reunion

Radford High School classes of 1990-1994 are having a multi-class reunion on homecoming weekend (Sept 20-21, 2019). Come to the homecoming football game on Friday night (Radford vs Gretna), and then join us for the reunion events on Saturday, September 20. Saturday events include a high school tour at 11:00 AM, a family picnic at Bisset Park at 12:30 PM, and a party at Sharkey’s Up Top beginning at 5:00 PM. We also invite faculty to attend the events. For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact Joseph Burcham at 703-878-8380 or josephaburcham@yahoo.com. Good initial head count needed by Aug. 15.


Montgomery County, City of Radford broadband study looking for feedback

In partnership with the New River Valley Regional Commission, Montgomery County and the City of Radford are seeking feedback from citizens regarding the current status of broadband in our communities. Both electronic and paper copies of the survey are available throughout Montgomery County and the City of Radford.

To access either the electronic survey or to find out where to get a paper copy of the survey, visit http://yesmontgomeryva.org/Broadband-Survey-Released.


Take 60 on Hickok Street

Every Friday throughout the summer, get out of the office, take a break for home chores, come down to Hickok Street for lunch, lawn games and music. Macado’s, Mockingbird and El Bronco will have take-out lunch deals (visit www.Christiansburg.org/take 60) Print the flyer or show the image on your phone for:The Mockingbird Cafe & Bakery’s free bag lunch upgrade (buy a sandwich and get a free drink and cookie or cupcake), Macado’s 10 percent off any lunch meal and El Bronco Mexican Bar & Grill’s free drink with the purchase of any lunch meal.


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 coverva.org


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 www.montgomerymuseum.org


Pre-1940s schools exhibit seeks contributions

The Montgomery Museum of Art and History is celebrating an upcoming new exhibit at the museum on the history of schools in Montgomery County with a series of school photos this month. If you’d like to contribute to the museum’s collection of pre-1940 photos of county schools, please contact the museum curator, Sherry Wyatt, at collections@montgomerymuseum.org.