Saturday, Feb. 20:
American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training
For ages 11-15 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Blacksburg Community Center, 725 Patrick Henry Dr. The fee is $65 for residents and $75 for non-residents. Participants will learn to take care of children and infants. Included is how to be a good leader and role model, making good decisions, solving problems and keeping children safe. Participants should bring a snack and lunch. The training includes American Red Cross certifications for babysitting and for pediatric care.
1 p.m. at the Montgomery Floyd Regional Library online. Learn to make lemon curd by watching the librarians cook. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Family Game Night
5:30 p.m. at the Montgomery Floyd Regional Library online. Join other kids and families for a live, interactive game night. Participants will play jackbox party night games in a family friendly setting. Email email@example.com for more information.
Monday, Feb. 22:
Talking About Books: Fiction Virtual
11 a.m. – noon at the Blacksburg Library. Join for a discussion of “The Altruists” by Andrew Ridker. Call ahead to reserve a copy and get the link for virtual participation.
Library Space Camp Kids
3 p.m. at the Christiansburg Library. Pick up special Library Space Camp kits starting February 22 and make pipe cleaner constellations and moon rocks and learn about the solar system.
Tuesday, Feb. 23:
Virtual Cooking With Your Instant Pot
5:30 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Public Library. Join Angie Helm for a virtual “Instant Pot” session to learn how to use an instant pot to create a quick meal.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club: virtual
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Blacksburg Library Join for a virtual discussion of “The Poppy War” by R.F. Kuang. Call ahead to get a copy of this month’s book and to get the link.
Wednesday, Feb. 24:
Introduction to Cross Stitch: Virtual
2 – 3 p.m. at the Blacksburg Library. This class is perfect for those who have always wanted to cross stitch but have never known how to start. In this class, participants will go over what is needed to cross stitch, how to create the basic stitches, and how to follow patterns in order to create beautiful designs. There will even be some history along the way. Anyone interested in attending the virtual meeting can email Sally at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Feb. 26:
Teen Creative: Jewelry Making
1 p.m. at the Montgomery Floyd Regional Library Library online. This month’s teen creative video will cover jewelry making and will offer up tips, tricks, and more.
Saturday, Feb. 27:
Outdoor Book Sale
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Blacksburg Library weather permitting. Cost for books is $5 per bag or $1 for hardbacks and $.50 for paperbacks. Gift books will be available for $2 each. Call the library for more details and to that the sale will be held.
Sunday, Feb. 28:
Blacksburg Disc Golf Fundraiser
This is a two-division trophy-only event. The course has been modified into a temporary 16-hole tournament layout. Registration is $30 and will include a two-disc player pack. The money raised will be used to reimburse the cost of the installation of the new tee pads at Blacksburg Municipal Park. This is a tee-time event. Final tee times will be posted on the event page after registration closes on the evening of Friday, Feb. 26. Participants should arrive at least 15 minutes before their designated tee time to check in. To register, visit
Tuesday, March 16:
Radford Reads with Monica Rodden
Join the Radford Public Library at 6:30 p.m. for a Zoom conversation with Monica Rodden, author of “Monsters among Us.” Email Elizabeth at email@example.com for details about attending. The library has a limited number of free copies of this book to give away while supplies last, so those wanting a copy should let the staff know.
All the month of February, at the Christiansburg Library
Exercise your brain and body as you read and walk the trail. The walk begins at the College Street entrance of Downtown Park. This month’s book is “The Big Red Barn.”
Through Friday, March 5:
Glencoe Mansion “2020 in Review” Art Show
The show features artists Cheryl Mackian, the Radford Photo Club, and Teresa Regil, whose works all appeared in the Gallery during 2020. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Through Saturday, April 24:
‘Unbearable Beauty’ Exhibit at Moss Arts Center
The exhibit is open each Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. through Saturday, April 24. The exhibit is a demonstration of the devastation human activity has wreaked on the environment. It is free and open to the public.