Now through Oct. 31:
Coats or Kids Collection
The American Businesswomen’s Association (ABWA) Express Network of the New River Valley is coordinating the New River Valley Coats for Kids Collection 2020 for the Women’s Resource Center in Radford. They are collecting children and adult coats that are used or new. This year in addition to coats, they are looking to provide nice warm sweatshirts or sweatshirt jackets. Please consider donating your coats, jackets, or heavy sweatshirts to this worthy cause by dropping them off at any of the following locations:
Christiansburg: First Bank & Trust Co., Marie Rorrer; Tan N Tone – Sherry Chandler; Holiday Inn, Lea Wall; Wine and Design, Terri Welch.
Blacksburg: Body Balance Therapeutic Massage – Carrie Boucher; Embrace HOME Loans – Linda Witt ; Smith and Associates – Ameriprise- Christine Smith; Courtyard Marriott
Dublin/Pulaski: New River Radio Group – Karie Geiss; Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce
Radford: Farmers Insurance, Main Street; Tru by Hilton
Salem: SERVPRO of Roanoke, Montgomery & Pulaski Counties – Brenda Eanes
Now through Nov. 1:
2020 Montgomery County Christmas Store wish lists due
Volunteers will begin prepackaging shopping items on Nov. 1 from wish lists that were mailed to all eligible shoppers who came to the 2019 Christmas Store. Shoppers will not be able to come into the Christmas Store this year because of Covid-19. Instead, wish lists need to be returned in the prepaid stamped envelope so volunteers can begin the huge job of prepackaging clothing, teen gifts, toys, household goods and food. Shoppers have received a parking pass and appointment to come pick up their items starting Nov. 30. Please go to the website at www.mcchristmasstore.org for the latest information.
Now though Nov. 7:
Radford University Art Exhibits
“Leaves of the Tree” in Covington Center for the Arts and “More Leaves of the Tree” at the 214 Tyler Avenue gallery are connected by a Tree Trail through RU’s lovely tree-filled campus. At whichever gallery you begin, you will get a free map with photographs and descriptions of 18 notable trees on campus. Both exhibitions are open M-F 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Saturdays noon – 4 p.m. If you are not an RU student, faculty, or staff, please fill out the brief online Visitors Form at this web address before you come to campus: https://www.radford.edu/content/radfordcore/home/reopening/visitor-information
Now through Dec. 4:
Glencoe Mansion Gallery Show by Portrait Artist Teresa Regil
Glencoe Mansion, Museum & Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the gallery show by portrait artist Teresa Regil, “A Painted Portrait of a Beloved. A Family Heirloom.” The show will be on display hrough Dec. 4. Regil is generously donating one of her paintings for a silent auction to help benefit the museum. The painting is her master copy of a work by her artistic inspiration John Singer Sargent. The piece will be open for bidding throughout the length of the show, and the winner will be announced at the end of the show. Everyone is welcome to visit the museum. There is no admission charge.
Wednesday, Oct. 28:
Blacksburg Farmers Market
2-6 p.m., Market Square Park, 100 Draper Rd. SW
Friday, Oct. 30:
Blacksburg Halloween Trick or Treat Drive-Thru
4-6 p.m., Community Center, 725 Patrick Henry Dr., Blacksburg
26th annual Hokie Harvest and cattle auction to go online for 2020
Auction will be held at 6:30 p.m. through www.cowbuyer.com. 70 cattle will be auctioned. Proceeds from the sale are re-invested in Animal and Poultry Sciences departmental programs; more than $3.2 million has been reinvested since the first sale in 1995. To participate, registration is required on www.cowbuyer.com at least one hour before the sale to watch and bid online in real-time. If high-speed internet is not available, bids can be arranged via tel-o-auction. Before the sale, call Brubaker Sales at 540-908-5799 to obtain a bidder number. The online horse auction is typically a component of Hokie Harvest. This year, however, the online horse auction and Hokie Harvest are occurring separately.
Saturday, Oct. 31:
Radford Halloween Drive- Boo and Spooktacular Car Decorating Contest
Radford Recreation Department; 3- 5 p.m. All treats pre-packaged. Rain or shine, while supplies last. Come with your vehicle decorated for Halloween while seeing spooky decorations, then turn the corner to receive treats from staff members in appropriate Personal Protection Equipment
Blacksburg Farmers Market
2-6 p.m., Market Square Park, 100 Draper Rd. SW
Tuesday, Nov. 3:
Town Office Election Day closures
Town of Christiansburg facilities – including Town Hall, the Christiansburg Aquatic Center and the Christiansburg Recreation Center – will be closed for Election Day. Solid waste (garbage and recycling) normally collected on Tuesdays will be collected on Monday, Nov. 2, along with Monday’s regularly scheduled collection. Learn more about the 2020 election and how to vote in Montgomery County at www.montva.com/2020election.
Thursday, Nov. 12 – Monday, Nov. 16:
The 51st annual Y Craft Fair goes Virtual
Shop with juried vendors and enjoy the beauty and diversity of handmade art. Funds raised go directly into the operating budget for sustainability initiatives, senior connection, international programs, food insecurity programs, and after school programs. During the week of November 12-16, 2020, variety of ways to support vendors and coming together, virtually, as a community. The site will remain live through Dec. 31. Product from 36 amazing local, regional and national artisans, including Poplar Hills Alpaca Farm & Studio, Bohicket Apothecary and Anvil, Fire & Time jewelry. Interactive entertainment from PanJammers, Mixed Emotions (VT A Cappella group), Storytime with Joelle, Read Aloud with Miss Rosso, information from groups including the AARP, performances from Dance Tech and more. Check out the event on this preview link: https://www.eventeny.com/events/ymca-at-vt-virtual-craft-fair-706/
Friday, Nov. 20:
Registration Due for Blacksburg Reverse Holiday Parade
Due to the impacts of Covid-19 and the Town of Blacksburg ordinance limiting gatherings to 50 people or less, the town will be staging a reverse parade where entries are stationary and spectators drive by to view them. Individuals and organizations are invited to participate in the 2020 Reverse Parade to be held on Friday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is North Pole Fantasy. The Reverse Parade will be held along the 900 block of Patrick Henry Drive. Parade participants will form a line and spectators will be able to drive along the route and see the parade. To participate, submit the registration form by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Participants may not have a Santa in their entry or hand out any type of materials or candy this year.For more information, contact Randy Hall at 540-443-1106 or email@example.com.
Montgomery-Floyd Library Curbside only
All branches of the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library are offering only curbside pickup service (including remote printing). In-branch services are not currently available. Curbside hours are: Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Please return all library items in the outside Book Drop. Visit https://www.mfrl.org for more information.
Radford Public Library Resumes In-Library Appointments
Same-day in-house browsing and computer use appointments can be made Monday through Saturday on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Staff will continue to ask screening health questions, take temperatures and require masks be worn as part of the ongoing process of in-library browsing. Children/youth under 18 are welcome to browse when accompanied by an adult. Please call (540) 731-3621 to schedule an appointment to browse or use the computers on Thursday through Saturday, same-day appointments.
Radford Public Library Grab & Go Services
Monday through Saturday. Please remember that you can use the MyLibro app to search RPL’s catalog and place holds as well as schedule pick-up times. For Grab and Go Prints, email the documents you would like printed to firstname.lastname@example.org, then call 731-3621 to make sure the document 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 Passport service
We are processing passport applications by appointment only. There is a processing delay, so if you are planning ahead now is the time to apply for your passport. Call (540) 382-6969 ext 210 to schedule an appointment.