Saturday, July 10:
New River Valley Garden Tour
The cost is $15 with the tour conducted from 9 a.m. until 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 Road, 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 decided to hold a series of auctions to raffle off three gift cards of $25 each at Linkous Auctions. 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 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.
At the Christiansburg Library; at 1 p.m. Watch the library’s virtual STEM club Email email@example.com for any questions.
Monday, July 12 – Wednesday, July 14:
Christiansburg’s Parks and Recreation Department will host a basketball clinic from July 12 through July 14 for ages 5-14 at the Christiansburg Recreation Center. The registration fee is $30.
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 should meet at the Radford Library at 11 a.m.
All Ages Crafternoon
At the Blacksburg Library from 2- 3:30 p.m. Celebrate National Anti-Boredom Month by joining in for an exciting afternoon of summer crafts, coloring, and puzzles. All ages are welcome. 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 in when the book appeals to you.
Evening Book Talk: “The Island of Sea Women”
At the Christiansburg Library from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. To be discussed this month is “The Island of Sea Women” by Lisa See, in person and virtually.
Wednesday, July 14 – Saturday, July 17:
Freedom Fellowship Vacation Bible School
From Wednesday, July 14, through Friday, July 16 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, July 17 from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 1730 West St., Radford (near Bisset Park). The fun will include songs, skits, Bible lessons, crafts, games and food each day.
Saturday, July 17:
American Legion Yard Sale
American Legion Harvey-Howe-Carper Post 30 will hold a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Legion building on 27 W. Main St. in Radford. For further information, call 250-2283 or 239-9864.
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. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Monday, July 19 – Thursday, July 22:
CHS Volleyball Camp
From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Christiansburg Recreation Center. For ages 9-12. Parents may register their children by calling 540-382-2349 or visiting www.christiansburg.org/register. The registration deadline is Friday, July 16. The registration fee is $30.
Tuesday, July 20:
100+ Women Who Care NRV Summer 2021 Quarterly Meeting
At the Blacksburg Country Club banquet hall and on Zoom from 7 to 8 p.m. Meetings are always one hour or less. Every quarter, each member contributes $100 directly to a charity selected by majority vote with at least $10,000 being donated in total 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. Contact: email@example.com, www.100womenwhocarenrv.com, or Sarah Black at (937) 205-3722.
Tween Book Club
At the Montgomery Floyd Regional Library online at 3 p.m. For anyone between the ages of 9 and 12 who is looking for a place to chat about some cool books, this is it. Whether you are new to book clubs, or a book club pro, you can join the discussion. This month the club will be reading “Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH.” To join, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Popsicle Stick Canvas Art
At the Meadowbrook Public Library from 5 to 6 p.m. All supplies will be provided. Come join a fun painting session for teens and adults. Paint a beautiful silhouette scene on 5.5 x 6 inch wooden canvas. Pre-registration by phone or in person is required, and only 15 spots are available. The program will be in the picnic shelter if it rains.
Pressure Canner Testing –Virginia Cooperative Extension
At the Meadowbrook Court Yard from 3 to 6 p.m. Bring a dial gauge canner to have it tested for accuracy in preparation for the canning season. The extension service can test dial gauges for National (those made by the National Pressure Cooker Company, Eau Claire, Wisconsin), Magic Seal (sold at Montgomery Ward), Maid of Honor (sold at Sears, Roebuck, and Company), and Presto Pressure Canners. Call 540-745-9307 to reserve a time slot.
Through July 12:
Registration for 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. If you have kids who are still looking for summer day camps, check these out. Registration for one or both camps will be taken until 5 p.m. on Monday July 12 at https://tinyurl.com/21mont4hsummercamps.
Through July 17:
MFRL Summer Reading Program
Sign up in person or online. Participants may choose how long they want to read every day, log the days they read, and win a free book when they read 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.
Now through July 31:
Radford Public Library’s Summer Reading Program
The library is running its annual summer reading program for kids, teens, and adults. The reading program promotes reading daily to earn prizes and to earn entries to win raffle baskets. The program is a fun way to promote literacy, encourage reading as a healthy habit, and help readers experience reading as fun and adventurous.
Through Aug. 29:
Glencoe Mansion, Museum and Gallery exhibit “Mountain Rail Trails”
Glencoe Mansion, Museum and Gallery is now showing 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 and there is no admission charge. Glencoe is located at 600 Unruh Dr. in Radford.
Blacksburg’s Market Square Jam 2021
Blacksburg’s Market Square Jam 2021 is each Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. through September at Market Square Park.
Radford Farmers Market
The Radford Farmers Market is each Saturday through October 30 from 9 a.m. until 1 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 is every Thursday through October at the Christiansburg Recreation Center parking lot from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.