Wednesday, Nov. 23:
Blacksburg Thanksgiving schedule
Town administrative offices will close at noon The Blacksburg Community Center will close at 5 p.m. Blacksburg Transit will operate on a modified reduced service.
Wednesday, Nov. 23 – Friday, Nov. 25:
Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library closed
The Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library will close at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 23 and remain closed on Nov. 24 and 25 for Thanksgiving.
Wednesday, Nov. 23 – Sunday, Nov. 27:
Radford Public Library closed
Radford Public library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday
Thursday, Nov. 24:
Blacksburg Thanksgiving schedule
Town administrative offices will be closed. The Blacksburg Community Center and the Blacksburg Aquatic Center will be closed. Blacksburg Transit will not run. There will be no trash pickup for the NE quadrant. Makeup service will be on Saturday, Nov. 26.
Friday, Nov. 25:
Blacksburg Thanksgiving schedule
Town administrative offices will be closed. The Blacksburg Community Center and the Blacksburg Aquatic Center will be closed. Blacksburg Transit will operate a modified reduced service, and Blacksburg Transit offices will be closed.
Monday, Nov. 28:
Crafting for the holiday: Open crafting
At the Radford Public Library from 1 to 2 p.m. Participants can bring their own needlework, painting, and/or other projects and work with others. These crafting afternoons are not guided and are at attendees’ leisure. Some craft items will be supplied.
Tuesday, Nov. 29:
At the Christiansburg Library 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Gamers of all ages are welcome to play a variety of Nintendo games. Participants are encouraged to bring their portable device, but it is not required. Snacks will be provided.
NaNoWriMo Event: We draw what you write
At the Blacksburg Library at 6 p.m. Each group will have an image to write a description about, and the rest of the group will draw the image based on the description. All ages are welcome. Snacks will be provided.
Wednesday, Nov. 30:
Sustainable Blacksburg Lunch & Learn: Energy check
At the Blacksburg Library at noon. This is an introduction to home energy audits. Home owners can learn how to make their home more comfortable and energy efficient while maximizing returns from current tax incentives. The speaker will represent Blacksburg Home Energy Improvement Company: Energy Check.
Thursday, Dec. 1:
American Legion meeting
American Legion, Harvey-Howe-Carper Post 30 will meet at 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 102 Watts St. in Radford. For further information, call 540-250-2283 or 540-239-9864.
Friday, Dec. 2:
Blacksburg holiday parade
Registration is now open for Blacksburg’s annual holiday parade to be held on Friday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. This year’s theme will be “Hometown Holidays.” For more information, contact David Goodman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-443-1106.
Friday, Dec. 2 – Sunday, Dec. 3:
A Festival of Nativities
Slussers Chapel, located at 1543 Mt. Tabor Rd., Blacksburg, will be displaying more than 70 vintage Nativity sets from across the U.S. and around the world. Included in the display will be Waterford crystal figures from Ireland, Fantanini figures from Italy, Hummel figures from Germany and many others. The children will enjoy seeing the kitten and puppy manger scenes and of course “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The Christmas crèches will be on display in the fellowship hall Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday Dec. 3 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Sunday Dec. 4 from 3 to 8 p.m. Admission is free. For more information call 540-951-1757 or check the church’s website at www.slussers-themount.org.
Saturday, Dec. 3:
Ron Peterson, Jr., at Meadowbrook Library
At 2 p.m. Best-selling author Ron Peterson, Jr., will discuss his latest book, “Eyes of a Monster,” as well as updates of his previous books, “Under the Trestle” and “Chasing the Squirrel.” Books will be available for sale and for signing.
Sunday, Dec. 4:
At the Meadowbrook Library at 3 p.m. The Puppet Kingdom presents “The Christmas Express.” This joy-filled musical is set on a train and uses a large cast of colorful puppets to discuss the meaning of Christmas. The performance will be by the youth from Hope Valley Church.
Blacksburg Chamber Orchestra fall concert
Blacksburg Community Strings and Chamber Orchestra presents a fall 2022 concert at 2 p.m. in the Christiansburg High School Auditorium. Selections include Mozart Symphony 25, Crusell Concerto No. 2 for Clarinet (featuring soloist Bruce McGarvey), Buxtehude Chaconne in E minor, a Back to the Future medley, and ‘Happy’ from Despicable Me 2. The concert is open to the public and admission is free.
Tuesday, Dec. 6:
RSVP holiday recognition party
A holiday recognition party for RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) volunteers is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Christiansburg Recreation Center in Multipurpose Room 2. Everyone is asked to sign up by Tuesday, Nov. 22. RSVP will collect Toys for Tots from anyone wishing to donate to this holiday project.
Thursday, Dec. 8:
River City Quilt Guild
The River City Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Grove United Methodist Church, 1020 Tyler Ave., Radford. The guild welcomes all skill levels of quilters. For more information, call Anna Handy, 540 320 7791.
Tuesday, Dec. 13:
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, 3204 Riner Rd. Members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy are invited to the meeting. If Montgomery County Public Schools are closed on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week due to weather, the meeting is canceled. For further information, call 540-320-4315 or 540-239-9864.
Hand-in-Hand Playground Design Concepts
The Town of Blacksburg has received design concepts from playground designer Leathers, Inc., for the new Hand-in-Hand playground. Check them out at https://letstalkblacksburg.org/hand-in-hand.
Radford Holiday Parade registration
Radford’s Holiday Parade, themed “Jingle All the Way”, will take place on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, at 7 p.m. Lineup will begin at 6 p.m. The parade route will line up on East Main Street between Tyler Avenue and University Drive Bridge and proceed westward along Main Street to the Central Square Shopping Center. The deadline to register is Nov. 30.
Help veterans with your donations
Meadowbrook Public Library is a collection point for items needed at the VA Medical Center in Salem. Persons making donations should take any of the following needed items to the library during the month of November: deodorant, denture adhesive, 3-in-1 body wash/shampoo/conditioner, body lotion, toothpaste, nail clippers, sweatpants, sweatshirts, t-shirts (size M, L, XL) , and new baseball caps. Co-Sponsored by VFW Post 5311 and Montgomery-Floyd Regional libraries.
Free GED classes
At the Meadowbrook Public Library, 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. New River Community College is offering free GED at the Meadowbrook Library every Tuesday and
Thursday until Thursday, Dec. 15. For more information or to sign up, call the library at 540-268-1964.