Thursday, May 5:
Virginia Tech Forest Landowner Extravaganza
The Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources and Environment and the university’s Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservationwill host this event from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event begins with a catered lunch with speakers. After lunch, participants can choose from five opportunities; transportation to off-campus sites will be provided. They are: 1) Preparing for Generation NEXT Legacy Planning (workshop); 2) Tree Identification and Forest Ecology at Pandapas Pond (walking tour); 3) Agroforestry Options at Catawba Sustainability Center (walking tour); 4) Tour of Virginia Tech’s Urban Forest (walking tour); or5 0 Ongoing Research and Innovations in Forest Products (workshop). The event takes place concurrently with the Virginia Forestry Summit at Virginia Tech May 3-5. Cost: is $10 for summit attendees, $15 for others. Register at www.vt.edu. Questions? Contact Jennifer Gagnon at 540-231-6391 or email@example.com.
American Legion Meeting
American Legion Harvey-Howe-Carper Post 30 will meet at 7 p.m. at the VFW Post Home on 102 Watts St. in Radford. For further information, please call 540-250-2283 or 540-239-9864.
Friday, May 6:
Fine Arts Center for the NRV concert
The Fine Arts Center will sponsor the NRV’s First Friday Listening Room concert series at Max on Main in Historic Downtown Pulaski. Series features local musicians performing a range of
musical styles. On May 6, Georgia Randall and her acoustic guitar will bring her unique song stylings to the Listening Room. A resident of Wytheville, she has released four albums and has several awards for her blues, rock, and indie music. The First Friday Listening Room is a free concert series sponsored by the Fine Arts Center and is hosted by Max on Main. Max’s will open at 5 p.m. with an abbreviated menu and coffee and tea drinks. Concerts are from 6 to 8 p.m. Reservations are required and can be obtained online at Eventbrite.com, or visit FACNRV.org for a direct link.
Saturday, May 7:
Mother’s Day gift
At the Christiansburg Library; 11 a.m. Drop in to make a special Mother’s Day gift and give it to someone special. Fill a fancy teacup with tea and treats and then gift-wrap it. Supplies are limited. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PAWS to Read with Derek
At the Blacksburg Library; noon. Sign up for a 10-minute time slot to read with a therapy dog. Call the library at 540-552-8246.
At the Meadowbrook Public Library; noon. Sign up at the Meadowbrook Public Library 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. For all ages. *Due to limited availability of guest cat(s), call the library at (540) 268-1964 before coming to verify that Caturday has not been canceled.
At the Blacksburg Library; 2 p.m. DND for teens.
Monday, May 9:
RCPS Special Education meeting
A Radford City Public Schools Special Education Advisory Committee meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the School Board Office, 1612 Wadsworth St., Radford. The public is invited to attend. The meeting will also be available virtually using Google Meet. To be invited using Google Meet, contact Josh Brown, Chairperson, at 731-3649, or Daniel Hill, Director of Special Education, at 267-3223, to obtain a virtual meeting link.
At the Christiansburg Library; 1 p.m. Join the library’s homeschool STEM club to explore science, technology, engineering, or math. Ages 8 and up.
Tuesday, May 10:
Homeschool science at the RPL
At the Radford Public Library; 11 a.m. Virginia Tech School of Plant and Environmental Sciences professor Dr. Meredith Steele and advisor Karen Drake-Whitney will teach interested students about the science found in the dirt with a special focus on understanding cities and their effects on water quality, ecosystem services and biogeochemical cycles. This program is part of the library’s programming series geared toward serving homeschooling families, teaching how science can be used in a variety of careers. Contact Morgan Esterhuizen at email@example.com with questions about the program or to offer a future Homeschool Science program.
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 on 3204 Riner Road. Members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) are invited to attend. Camp member James Evans will give a talk on the “CSS Hunley.” For further information, call 540-320-4315 or 540-239-9864.
Thursday, May 12:
River City Quilt Guild
The River City Quilt Guild meets the second Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at Grove United Methodist Church, 1020 Tyler Ave. in Radford. All skill levels of quilters are welcome. For more information, call Anna Handy, 540 320 7791.
Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14:
Radford Public Library Book Sale
A book sale will be held at the Radford Public Library from 10 a.m.until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14. Money raised will help with programs and other needs at the library. Hardbacks are $1.00 and paperbacks $.50. Children’s books are half that. Come and support the Radford Public Library.
Saturday, May 14:
Mount Tabor Ruritan Club Fish Fry
The Mount Tabor Ruritan Club will hold its May Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Slusser’s Chapel Picnic Shelter, 1543 Mount Tabor Rd, Blacksburg. A Single serving of fish, fries and slaw; homemade desserts; and beverages is $12 for adults, and $6 for children under 12. Children under 3 eat free. Carry-outs are also $12. The fish fry will be Held rain or shine. Call or text 540-449-6178 for further information. On Facebook at MtTaborRuritan.
Tuesday, May 17:
PATH Committee meeting
The New River Health District’s PATH (Partnership for Access to Healthcare) Committee will convene from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Cross Point Foursquare Conference Center at 900 Life Dr. in Christiansburg for a discussion of PATH’s future. The meeting will be in person with remote access available. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.
Monday, May 23:
Radford Chamber of Commerce golf tournament
Virginia Tech River Course will host the annual golf tournament sponsored by the Radford Chamber of Commerce. Shotgun start at 1 p.m. Radford Chamber Executive Director Dan McKinney said, “The traveling trophy is back at the chamber office ready to be presented to this year’s winning team. We are truly appreciative of the businesses that support this fundraiser for us. We are looking forward to a full field again this year; we have several spots for teams still available and have sponsorships available.
“A special part of this year’s tournament will be a Closest to the Pin on the new golf simulator that the River Course recently acquired,” McKinney said. “A portion of the money for this contest will go to our scholarship fund, and we have a great winning prize. We are inviting both the players and others to compete iin this contest. Visit https://radfordchamber.com/annual-golf-tournament for more information.
Thursday, May 26:
Scrabble Tournament for Literacy
The 14th Annual Scrabble Tournament for Literacy will raise funds for the Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley (LVNRV) to help local adults learn to read. At the German Club Manor on Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg campus from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Radford City Mayor David Horton will serve as emcee. Local food offerings will be available. Teams of three will play two games of Scrabble against two different teams with the scores from both games added together to determine the winner. Awards to be given include top scorer, longest word, highest scoring word, and most creative team name. Register as a team for $100 or sign up as an individual for $35, and the organization will match a player with a team. To register, go to www.lvnrv.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 540-382-7262.
Monday, May 30:
The Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library will be closed on Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day. All branches will be closed on Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread seeks volunteers’ names
Radford Fairlawn Daily Bread (RFDB), and its sister program Meals on Wheels are searching for the names of everyone who has volunteered with either service. Anyone who knows of past volunteers, especially those over the programs’ first two decades, should contact email@example.com or by mail, addressed to Herzog, at RFDB, P. O. Box 3323, Radford 24143.
Free GED classes with NRCC
At the Radford Public Library; 9 a.m. to noon. Free GED prep classes offered by New River Community College in the library’s community room. Call (540) 674-3682 for additional information.
At the Meadowbrook Public Library. Free grab-and-go lunch and snack meals. Children and youth 18 and younger can come and get a weeks’ worth of lunches and snacks every week. Sponsored by Feeding Southwest Virginia.