Friday, Aug. 21


Hahn Garden o-line plant sale

All orders for the online fall plant sale are due Friday, Aug. 21. Please note that several plants that were on the original list are no longer available. If you haven’t placed your order yet, please download the up-to-date plant list via the link below! Download the plant list and order form here: hahngarden.vt.edu/documents/HHG_Plantsale_Fall2020-fillable.pdf.

Orders are due at 5 p.m. We expect to coordinate plant pickup on Friday, Sept. 11.

Directions on how to order can be found here: hahngarden.vt.edu/fall2020plantsale.html

All proceeds from the sale will fund Hahn Garden daily operations for the next year.


Virginia Cooperative Extension Virtual Farm to Table

This week’s topic is Virginia Wine and Lamb; 2 p.m.

Virginia Cooperative Extension is offering a new educational opportunity that will be of interest to everyone from kids to retirees. In the Virginia Virtual Farm to Table Program, participants will take virtual tours of Virginia farms to learn how Virginia grown food is produced and prepared; to prepare new recipes from the foods that are produced on local farms; VCE professionals, farmers, and food businesses are cultivating healthy food, farms and communities.

Each session will focus on a new food and will be 40 minutes long. All sessions will take place on Fridays at 2 p.m. There are currently 17 sessions of this program (two more are in the works.) available to sign up for. To see the full list of offerings and to register, go to bit.ly/2zQYNXl. Recordings of previous episodes are available at that link.


Through Aug. 29


Literacy Volunteers of the NRV Tri-Wizard Race

LVNRV is calling all wizards of Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin to fly in for the Third Annual Triwizard Tri-Mile Race to benefit its adult and family literacy programs. This year’s event will be “as invisible as the Invisible Book of Invisibility” in the name of social distancing. Until August 29 (Hogwarts move-in day), muggles, wizards and four-legged/one-headed beasts will run or walk three miles through the wizarding world (wizarding wear mandatory) with the option to choose between two journeys:

The Invisibility Cloak Quest: Follow your own path through the wizarding world and race three miles your way – your pace, your space, wherever and whenever you choose. Beware of invisible dementors and beasts.

The Marauder’s Map Challenge: Venture into the Forbidden Forest of Bisset Park in Radford and use a map and clues to complete the three-mile course and find the seven Horcruxes to defeat He Who Must Not Be Named. Solve Tom Riddle’s riddles to decode the secret message.

The Potter in the Virtual Park event will feature costume contests for adults, youth, and pets, age group awards, “floo network” prizes, quilt raffle, a house competition, and lots of magical swag and fun for all. Enroll by Hogwarts house and find more information at www.lvnrv.org/potterinthepark. Racers will submit their three-mile times and photos to an online form. Registration will remain open until noon on Aug. 29.


Thursday, Aug. 20


Organizing your DNA matches

A program of the Blacksburg Public Library, 6 p.m. on Zoom. Register by emailing:

novygenealogy@gmail.com. Learn how to organize your DNA matches using the Leeds Method. The goal of the Leeds method is to help you identify groups of DNA matches that may share a common ancestor. Join Rebecca Novy of Novy Genealogy to learn how to use this simple, effective tool.


Friday, Aug. 21


Blood drive

Red Cross Blood Drive; 1- 6 p.m. Radford Recreation Center, Sponsored by the Va. May #38 Masonic Lodge of Radford


Monday, Aug. 24


Radford City Council meeting

7 p.m., Council Chambers, 10 Robertson St.


Wednesday, Sept. 23


Sixth annual Radford Chamber of Commerce golf tournament

The tournament will be played at the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech. Entrants may register and/or make payment at radfordchamber.com/annual-golf-tournament.




Christiansburg annual photo of the year contest

The Town of Christiansburg is holding its third annual Photo of the Year Contest. Judges will select a photo of the year to hang in the Christiansburg Town Hall. The town plans to possibly feature other submissions from this year and years past in a town-themed calendar. Contest Rules:

To be considered for Photo of the Year, a photo submission must be either a .JPG or .PNG file, between 8 – 20 megapixels large (minimum 2,550 x 3,300 pixels). All other submissions must be at least 1.5 megapixels large. All photos must be taken within the Town of Christiansburg limits. All photos must be submitted by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, to info@christiansburg.org. All submissions must include a completed submission form available at www.christiansburg.org/photooftheyear. For additional information, visit www.christiansburg.org/photooftheyear or contact info@christiansburg.org.


Meadowbrook Library 2020 summer backpack program

Through Sept. 1; every Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The summer backpack program is intended to help families with children and teens stretch their grocery budget. One bag per child per week. Drive-thru program and each week there will be crafts for the kids and a healthy snack provided by a nutrition specialist with Virginia Cooperative Extension, in addition to the bag of food. The drive-thru will be held on the side of the building closest to the playground. This program is open to residents of Eastern Montgomery County only. For more information call the Meadowbrook Library at 540-268-1964.


Browsing by appointment at the Radford Public Library

Adults 18 or older can now reserve a time to browse books in the library. Call (540) 731-3621 to book a half-hour browsing appointment starting at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Reservation slots are limited. Screening questions, temperature check and masks are required. Please call 731-3621 for full details. 


Grab-and-go services at the Radford Public Library

Even though the library is offering some in-facility appointments, it is still maintaining grab-and- go services to help everyone stay safe and healthy. Schedule grab-and-go holds and prints appointments as well as public computer time (The computers on the main library floor will not be available). Download the myLibro app for free in the app store to place holds and schedule a pickup time once the holds are available.

For grab-and-go prints, email the documents to be printed to rad.lib@radfordva.gov, then call 731-3621 to make sure the documents are received and schedule a time to pick them up at the building entrance. Prices are the same as usual ($0.10 for black and white, $0.25 for color), and exact change is appreciated when possible.


Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library is open to the public

All branches of the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library are now open to the public. This includes public computers, notary services, and first-time passport processing. At this time, the library will not have in-person programming and will not accept donations or any community room reservations. MFRL is not assessing fines on overdue days through Sept. 1. Children’s items are always fine-free.


Radford Public Library computers on call

The library is scheduling appointments for public computer use. Call ahead at 731-3621 to schedule a same-day, one-hour appointment within the library community room. The staff is on hand to help. Masks are required, but the library has some on hand. The staff will have some pre-screening questions as well as a no-contact temperature check when patrons arrive at the library as part of the procedure in being mindful of the safety of patrons and staff.


Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library passport service

The library is processing passport applications by appointment only. There is a processing delay, so some planning ahead is required. Call (540) 382-6969, ext. 210 to schedule an appointment.







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