Wednesday, Jan. 13:
Talking About Books
At Christiansburg Library, discussing “Red at the Bone” by Jacqueline Woodson, virtually; 11 a.m. – noon.
Thursday, Jan. 14:
Virtual Knitting Group
Join Blacksburg Library for a demonstration of easy knitting techniques in a Knitting 101 virtual program; 5 – 6 p.m. The perfect craft for a long winter, knitting is based on only two stitches. Knitting 101 will cover purl, knit, and casting on. Grab some needles and yarn and knit along. A troubleshooting discussion will follow. Call 540-552-8246 for more information.
Sunday, Jan. 17:
NAACP Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration
The Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County Branch of the NAACP will hold its annual celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at 3:30 p.m. virtually. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Jefferson Jones, pastor of Surge Ministries and Race & Grace. All are welcome. The celebration will be via Zoom and Facebook Live. To register and receive additional information, visit http://bit.ly/2021MLKCelebration.
Tuesday, Jan. 19:
100+ Women Who Care NRV Winter 2021 Quarterly Meeting
From 6:15-7:15 p.m. on Zoom, the quarterly meeting at which each member contributes $100 directly to a charity selected by majority vote with approximately $10,000 being donated to the elected organization. No membership dues or additional commitments of time or money are required, and members can enter the quarterly drawing to represent a favorite not-for-profit to the group for consideration of that meeting’s entire donation amount. All funds remain in the NRV area. For more information contact email@example.com, www.100womenwhocarenrv.com or Sarah Black at (937) 205-3722.
Thursday, Jan. 21:
Discord Comic Book Club
The Radford Public Library presents an all-ages voice chat discussion of Comic Books via Discord. Neil Gaiman’s “Eternals” will be the subject of this month’s reading and discussion. Check it out on Hoopla at Eternalshttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12003687. To sign up, send a Facebook message or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The library will then send an invitation to and the RPL Discord server.
Thursday, Jan. 28:
Writing Flash Fiction Workshop
Blue Ridge Writers, an affiliated chapter of the Virginia Writers Club, is offering a workshop “Writing Flash Fiction” (less than 1500 words) at 7 p.m. via Zoom for interested writers from high school students to adults. Blue Ridge Writers is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit member organization that supports beginning writers and seasoned writers through critique programs, quarterly literary journal publication and monthly workshops. For additional information, contact Dr. John Nicolay email@example.com or visit https://blueridgewriters. Class size is limited.
Keep Your Lights Up for Healthcare Heroes
Local communities are calling upon every citizen and business to keep their holiday lights up through January 31 to recognize those working in healthcare.
All month at the Christiansburg Library. Brains and bodies get exercise by reading and walking the trail. The walk begins at the library at the College Street entrance of Downtown Park. This month’s book is The Emperor’s Egg.
Through Thursday, Jan. 21:
Girl Scout Cookie Sales
The Girl Scouts of the Virginia Skyline Council are taking orders for cookies that will be delivered in mid-January. Gift certificates can be purchased through Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 540-777-5100. Girl Scout cookies are $5 a box. To locate a Girl Scout to take an order, contact the girl scouts at email@example.com or 540-777-5100. When the cookies arrive in the region in mid-January, Girl Scouts will be delivering them in different ways: masked drop-offs to the customer’s door; cookie booth drive-thrus; online ordering with shipping via Digital Cookie; cookie delivery service and voice-activated sales via Echo home systems.