Saturday, Aug. 7 – Sunday, Aug. 8:
Radford Public Library Book Sale
Main fundraiser for the Lamplighters. Saturday, Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 8, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Masks and gloves will be provided at the library entrance. Some tables will be set up inside the library to increase the shopping space. Hardbacks are $1.00 and paperbacks are $.50. Children’s books are half that.
Monday, Aug. 9:
Blacksburg Community Center Open Gym returns
Open gym at the Blacksburg Community Center has returned to its normal time. lunch time volleyball: Monday and Friday – 12-4 p.m.; badminton open gym: Tuesdays – 8 a.m. -11 a.m.; pickleball open gym: Thursdays – 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.; basketball Open Gym: Please call the Community Center at 540-443- 1140 for availability.
Radford City Council meeting
In the city council chambers at 10 Robertson St. at 7 p.m. For the agenda g, visit https://www.radfordva.gov/AgendaCenter.
Tuesday, Aug. 10:
Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting
Stuart Horse Artillery Camp 1784 will meet at 7 p.m. at Aly’s Family Italian Restaurant at 3204 Riner Road. Members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) are invited to attend. Guest speaker Charlotte Conner will give a talk on the “First Battle of Manassas: Unwarranted Deaths of Savable Soldiers.” For further information, call 320-4315 or 239-9864.
Radford City School Board meeting and board retreat
The Radford City School Board will have a regular meeting and board retreat on Aug. 10, 2021, at 1 p.m., at the School Administration Building. A copy of the agenda can be seen at www.rcps.org.
Wednesday, Aug. 11:
Brown Bag Book Club
The Radford Public Library’s brown bag book club meets on the second Wednesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. for a book discussion. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch. This month the group is discussing “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck.
West End Wednesdays
On the grounds of Glencoe Museum from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Featured will be live music, food and merchandise vendors, yoga and more.
Saturday, Aug. 14:
Fourth Annual Swing for Scholarships Golf Tournament
At the Pete Dye River Course. The tournament benefits the “Carilion Cares for Children” program providing tuition discounts at the Radford Early Learning Center for families with financial need at Radford Child Development, Inc.
Shotgun start begins at 2 p.m. The fee for a Captain’s Choice Foursome is $300 per foursome paid online by Aug. 13; $400 per foursome at the door, based on availability. Prizes will be awarded for first-through-fourth-place teams and closest to the pin.
The day will include an awards dinner, gift bags, refreshments, raffle prizes, and mulligans. Register at www.radfordchilddevelopment.org/golf.
Mt. Tabor Ruritan Club Fish Fry
Mount Tabor Ruritan Club will hold its August Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m. at Slusser’s Chapel Picnic Shelter, 1543 Mount Tabor Rd, Blacksburg. The meal will feature single servings of fish, fries and slaw, homemade desserts, and beverages. The cost is $8 for adults and carry-outs and $5 for children under 12. Children under 3 will eat free. Simple Gifts of the Blue Ridge will be playing some folk music. The fish fry will be held rain or shine. Call or text 540-449-6178 for further information.
Monday, Aug. 16:
Intellectual Disabilities Agency Golf Tournament
“Swing Fore Persons with Intellectual Disabilities” the 24th Annual Golf Classic fundraiser at Blacksburg Country Club will tee off at 1 p.m. following lunch. For more information and to sign up, contact the Intellectual Disabilities Agency at 381-0310 or email email@example.com.
Saturday, Aug. 21:
Eastmont Tomato Festival
This free outdoor festival features contests for tomato art and tomato recipes, as well as competitions for biggest, ugliest, and best-tasting tomato. Participants can also don their best tomato-themed outfits to compete in the ever-popular Tomato Pageant and belly up to become the tomato-eating champion. Enjoy great food (including fried green tomatoes, BLTs, pizzas, tomato sandwiches and tomato biscuits), live music, games, music, arts and crafts, and much more. The festival will be held at the Meadowbrook Community Center courtyard, 267
Alleghany Spring Road, Shawsville, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. More information is available at eastmontcf.com, facebook, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Aug. 28:
Dialogue on Race 2021 Summer Summit
From 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Montgomery County Moose Lodge No. 1470, 115 Fairview Rd. NE, Christiansburg.
The theme is Student Voices: Reflections on Race and Racism in our Schools. Register at
Triwizard Tri-Mile Trail Race
At Bisset Park at 9:30 a.m. The event is a fundraiser for Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley. Register for the Triwizard Tri-Mile Trail Race at www.lvnrv.org/potterinthepark. For more information, call (540) 382-7262 or send an “owl” to email@example.com. Follow https://www.facebook.com/LVNRV/ for race updates.
Through 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 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 Dr. in Radford.
Blacksburg’s Market Square Jam 2021
Blacksburg’s Market Square Jam 2021 continues each Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. through September at Market Square Park.
Simply Elemental Art Exhibit
The Simply Elemental art display in the Hahn Horticultural Garden (on the Virginia Tech campus) will be on display through Sept. 30.
Radford Farmers Market
The Radford Farmers Market is held each Saturday through October 30 from 9 a.m. to 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 continues every Thursday through October from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Christiansburg Recreation Center parking lot.