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.
Radford Farmers Market
At intersection of East Main and Virginia streets; every Saturday through October from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sunday, August 25:
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 email@example.com.
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 West End Farmers Market
Every Sunday in Radford through October; Kollmorgen parking lot on West Main St. from 1- 4 p.m.
Tuesday, August 27:
Family Art Day
The Jessie Peterman Memorial Library will be having a Family Art Day from 4 -5 p.m. The theme will be oceans and will feature the styles of different artists. All materials provided.
GED Prep/Learning English
Every Tuesday 6 – 7:30 p.m., Meadowbrook Library.Prepare for the GED or work on learning English as a second language. Classes are free, join any time. Child care available. For more information call the Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley at 540-382-7262 or the library at 540-268-1964
Wednesday, August 28:
Best Environmental Practices: Challenges and Opportunities
The Sierra Club will host a panel of local municipalities, businesses and institutions to talk about how they are enacting best environmental practices from 7 -9 p.m. at the Blacksburg Public Library (200 Miller St.) in Blacksburg.
Saturday, September 7:
Christiansburg Institute Community Block Party
Christiansburg Institute and New River Valley Virginia Organizing are co-hosting the ‘2019 Community Block Party Cook-out;’ 12 – 3 p.m. Come out and enjoy free BBQ and music at the site of the former Christiansburg Industrial Institute.
Tuesday, September 10:
Christmas Store Fundraiser
Whitebarrel Winery, 4025 Childress Road, Christiansburg, 5-8 p.m. For $25, you receive a glass of wine and wine-paired appetizers (50% of ticket cost goes to the Christmas Store). Please go to http://whitebarrel.com/p…/christmas-store-montgomery-county/ to purchase tickets or visit their website www.whitebarrel.com. Then click on Buy Ticket.
Invite a friend and come enjoy a glass of wine, appetizers and silent auction while supporting the Christmas Store. Questions? Call Terri Lynn at 540-230-7288.
Wednesday, September 11:
Brings knitters, crocheters and sewers together to make items for various needs in the community. Bring a project of choice and join for a fun afternoon at the Christiansburg Rec Center, 1600 N. Franklin Street. Every Wednesday afternoon starting Sept. 11 from 1-3 p.m
Monday, September 16:
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, September 17:
2019 Kentland Farm Beef and Forage Day
Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences hosts. Event will highlight current research projects at Kentland Farm, grazing practices and pasture management, and feature a farm tour. Speakers from Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, and industry will deliver workshops and demonstrations on fence building, extending the grazing season, grazing summer annuals, forest to pasture conversion, industrial hemp, using drones to assess pasture health, and hard cider research. Cost is $10, which includes lunch. To register, please send contact information and payment to the Pulaski County Extension office (Attn: Kentland Field Day): 143 Third Street NW Suite 3, Pulaski, VA 24301. Checks payable to: “Treasurer – Virginia Tech.”
Storytime at the Radford Public Library
Come join us for weekly storytimes at the library! Storytimes are designed to promote pre-reading skills and a love of books. We share books, finger-plays, songs, and other activities that parents and caregivers can repeat at home. No sign-up required, just drop in!
Ages 0-2: Wednesdays and Thursdays; 10 – 10:30 a.m.
Ages 3 and up: Wednesdays and Thursdays; 11 – 11:45 a.m.
Town of Christiansburg competitions
On Sept. 14, the Town will hold its first talent show. Christiansburg’s Top Talent will feature all types of family-friendly entertainment on Hickok Street from 5-8 p.m.Also, food for purchase from local food trucks. Competition divided into two categories: 18 and younger and 19 and older. Winners of each will be awarded cash prizes: $100 for first, $50 for second and $25 for third. Performers interested in the event should apply at www.christiansburg.org/toptalent by Sept. 6 with a video showcasing their talent.
The Town’s Second Annual Photo of the Year Contest is underway. Applicants interested in sharing their unique perspective of Christiansburg are encouraged to submit a photo at www.christiansburg.org/photooftheyear. Winning photo will hang in Town Hall alongside the 2019 winner. Submit photo entries by Sept. 30 at 5 p.m.
The Town is also searching for its Heritage Ornament to send to Richmond this holiday season. Crafters should enter the Annual Ornament Contest at www.christiansburg.org/ornament for a chance to have their work displayed on the Virginia Holiday Tree at the Executive Mansion. All other entries will have their ornaments displayed on the Christiansburg tree in Town Hall. Enter hand-crafted ornament by Oct. 25 at 4 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.