Wednesday, July 7:
Virtual Event: Shadow Puppetry
Matt Sandbank is a nationally touring shadow puppeteer based in Austin, Texas. Join him virtually for a collection of wordless shadow shorts that will surprise and delight audiences with visual storytelling. See the show via Zoom Webinars. Webinar ID: 819 0720 7445 Passcode: 563317
Blacksburg Annual Hydrant Flushing
The Town of Blacksburg will be testing fire hydrants in the northwest quadrant July 7 through July 23. Hydrant flushing can cause temporary pressure changes and discolored water. These conditions will subside after flushing is completed. For questions and concerns, contact the Engineering Department at 540-443-1300.
Thursday, July 8:
Talking About Books
At the Meadowbrook Public Library at 11 a.m. To be discussed is “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmer. Call to reserve a copy.
DnD One shot
Thursday, July 8 (and Thursday, July 15) at 1 p.m.at the Montgomery Floyd Regional Library online. Create a level-one character and join in a special teen DnD mini-campaign game. Email email@example.com for the discord server link.
Friday, July 9:
The Red Cross bloodmobile will be at Professional Rehab Associates, 1200 Tyler Ave., in Radford from 1 to 6 p.m. Call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org to schedule an appointment.
Saturday, July 10:
New River Valley Garden Tour
The cost is $15 for the tour that will be conducted from 9 a.m. unti8l 5 p.m., rain or shine. Advance tickets, maps, and brochures are now available at each branch of the Montgomery Floyd Regional Library
Mt. Tabor Ruritan Fish Fry
Mount Tabor Ruritan Club will hold its July Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m. at Slusser’s Chapel Picnic Shelter, 1543 Mount Tabor Rd, Blacksburg. To be offered are single servings of fish, fries, slaw. homemade desserts, and beverages. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Children under three eat free. Carry-outs will also be $8. DJ Gene Broadus will be spinning some music, and the fish fry will be held rain or shine. Call or text 540-449-6178 for further information.
Pilot Community Center auctions
At its most recent meeting, members of the Pilot Community Center voted to set up a table at Linkous Auctions to raffle off three gift cards of $25 each as fundraisers for the community center. These will be the community center’s only fundraisers until the fall to have money for other renovations. Community members will be set up from 9 a.m. until noon and then will take the tickets to Larry Linkous, who will draw the winning tickets and announce the winners. The auction schedule and set-up locations are July 10, 278 Smith Creek Road, Riner; July 17, Old Sourwood Road; and Aug. 7, Chloe Bishop, 5950 Riner Road.
Monday, July 12:
Beginning at 10 a.m. at the Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Jessie Peterman Memorial, and Meadowbrook Public Library branches. Solve three puzzles to find the numeric code that will open the lock and free your loot. Recommended for ages 10 years and up. Supplies are limited.
Watch the library’s virtual STEM club at the Christiansburg Library at 1 p.m. Pick up the activity materials through July 10. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
Monday, July 12 – Wednesday, July 14:
Christiansburg’s Parks and Recreation Department will host a basketball clinic from July 12-14 for ages 5-14 at the Christiansburg Recreation Center. The registration fee is $30. Register by July 9 at 540-382-2349 or www.christiansburg.org/register.
Tuesday, July 13:
MCPS public hearing on health, safety plan
Montgomery County Public Schools will hold a public hearing on the 2021-2022 Health and Safety Plan on July 13. Online comments will also be accepted. More information is available at https://buff.ly/3zC1Jl2
Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting:
The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Stuart Horse Artillery Camp 1784 will meet at 7 p.m. at Aly’s Italian Family Restaurant at 3204 Riner Road. Members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) are invited to attend. The evening will include a discussion on the 50th Virginia Infantry Regiment. For further information, call 320-4315 or 239-9864.
Woman’s Club of Radford meeting
The Woman’s Club of Radford will have a luncheon meeting at Al’s on First in Pulaski at 11:30 a.m. Reservations may be made by calling Nancy Kolb at 639-5652. Persons interested in carpooling can meet at the Radford Library at 11 a.m.
All Ages Crafternoon
Celebrate National Anti-Boredom Month at the Blacksburg Library from 2 to 3:30 p.m. by joining in for an exciting afternoon of summer crafts, coloring, and puzzles. All ages are welcome and supplies will be provided.
Wednesday, July 14:
Radford Library Brown Bag Book Club
The Brown Bag Book Club is getting together again. Read “Follow the River” by James Alexander Thom and join the club to discuss the book at noon. No formal commitment is needed. Just drop by if the book appeals to you.
Evening Book Talk; “The Island of Sea Women”
At the Christiansburg Library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. To be discussed in person and virtually is “The Island of Sea Women” by Lisa See.
Wednesday, July 14, through Saturday, July 17:
Freedom Fellowship Vacation Bible School
Wednesday, July 14 and Friday, July 16, with both sessions from 6:30 to 9: p.m. The Saturday, July 17, session will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. with all sessions at 1730 West Street, Radford (near Bisset Park). The fun will include songs, skits, Bible lessons, crafts, games, and food each day.
Saturday, July 17:
All day at the Christiansburg Library. Sign up at the front desk for a 15-minute slot to read to a cat from the Montgomery County Animal Care and Adoption Center to practice reading and socialize shelter cats. All ages are welcome. Email email@example.com for more information.
Monday, July 1, through Thursday, July 22:
CHS Volleyball Camp
From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Christiansburg Recreation Center. For ages 9 through 12. Register by calling 540-382-2349 or visit www.christiansburg.org/register. The registration deadline is Friday, July 16. The registration fee is $30.
Through Monday, July 12:
4-H Summer Day Camps
Montgomery County 4-H is offering two summer day camps in late July, Taste of 4-H Adventures and Outdoor Enthusiasts. Registration is through 5 p.m. on Monday July 12. Register for one or both camps at https://tinyurl.com/21mont4hsummercamps
Through Saturday, July 17:
Montgomery Floyd Regional Library Summer Reading Program
Sign up in person or online for the Montgomery Floyd Regional Library summer reading program. Participants may choose how long they want to read every day. They may log the days they read and win a free book for reading for 10 days and a raffle entry for prizes when they read for 15 days. Adults may register online and log their reading to be automatically entered in weekly prize drawings.
Through Saturday, July 31:
Radford Public Library’s Summer Reading Program
Radford Public Library will be running its annual summer reading program for kids, teens, and adults. The program promotes reading daily to earn prizes and to earn entries to win raffle baskets. The summer reading program is a fun way to promote literacy, encourage reading as a healthy habit, and help readers experience reading as fun and adventurous.
Through Sunday, Aug. 29:
Glencoe Mansion, Museum and Gallery exhibit “Mountain Rail Trails”
Glencoe Mansion, Museum and Gallery is presenting its newest art gallery exhibit, “Mountain Rail Trails,” featuring photography by Dale R. Carlson of Bluemoonistic Images.
The exhibit will be on display through August 29 and dovetails nicely with the train observatory platform and exhibit found at the edge of the grounds of Glencoe. Everyone is welcome to visit the museum with no admission charge. Glencoe is located at 600 Unruh Drive in Radford.
Blacksburg’s Market Square Jam 2021
Blacksburg’s Market Square Jam 2021 will continue each Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. through September at Market Square Park.
Radford Farmers Market
The Radford Farmers Market will be held each Saturday through October 30, from 9 a.m. until1 p.m. in the New River Valley Community Service parking lot (the old Wade’s parking lot) on West Main Street
Christiansburg Farmers Market
The Christiansburg Farmers Market will be held every Thursday through October at the Christiansburg Recreation Center’s parking lot from 3 to 7 p.m.