Now through Dec. 17:
Blacksburg leaf collection extended
Leaf collection in the Town of Blacksburg has been extended approximately two weeks from the scheduled Dec. 3 conclusion date to ensure all neighborhoods have been served. Public Works has been operating with a significantly reduced staff dedicated to leaf collection, so patience is greatly appreciated.
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.
Radford holiday parade
Radford’s Holiday Parade, themed “Jingle All the Way”, will take place at 7 p.m. Line-up 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.
At the Christiansburg Library; 4:30 p.m. Use natural materials to make yarn-wrapped twig ornaments. Ideal for ages 8 and up.
Friday, Dec. 9:
At the Blacksburg Library; 4 p.m. Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to an after-school hangout for games, snacks, and crafts. The library will provide all materials, but participants are welcome to bring their own games to share. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the Radford Public Library; 10 to 11 a.m. Join Kelly McCoy of “The Whole You” and Alex Bowman from “Embark Pediatric and Family Chiropractic” for a children’s yoga class. The children can relax and learn mindfulness techniques at the library. If possible, the children should bring their own yoga mats. Registration is required and space is limited. Call the library at 540-731-2621 or email Morgan at email@example.com to register.
Saturday, Dec. 10:
Handcrafted holiday pop-up market
At Glencoe Mansion, Museum, and Gallery, hosted by MountainTrotter Arts. The market will feature local artisans, crafters, and more from 11a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The food truck from Empanada Nirvana will be on site as well. Santa will be available to take pictures on the Glencoe Mansion porch. Visitors can enjoy Glencoe Mansion’s Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, Dec. 11.
Volunteer tax preparer interest meeting
At the Christiansburg Library at 11 a.m. Learn to prepare taxes and make a difference in the community at the same time through simply volunteering to help prepare income taxes free of charge with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) or Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs.
At the Meadowbrook Public Library; 12:30 p.m. Kick off the holiday season with a Christmas movie and hot chocolate. The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the “real world.” When Jack accidentally stumbles onto Christmastown, all bright colors and warm spirits, he gets a new lease on life; he plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. But Jack soon discovers even the best-laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously awry. Rated PG. Call (540) 268-1964 with any questions.
At the Christiansburg Library; 2 p.m. Too cold to grow plants outside? Grow some in a terrarium. All supplies will be included. Registration is required. This session is intended for adults and is pPresented by Master Gardeners.
Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11:
7th annual Radford holiday open house
Three area artists will be showcasing their works at the 7th annual holiday open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at 408 Eighth St., Radford. The event is free and is open to the public. A percentage of all sales will be donated to local charities. Martha Olsen, a collage artist, uses recycled and found papers as her preferred medium to create her free-flowing style while painter Ruth Lefko lets each of her works speak for themselves, choosing to create a feeling rather than a realistic depiction. Fine art photographer Susan Lockwood, known primarily for European subject matter, frames her pieces with archival acid-free materials.
Monday, Dec. 12:
Radford City Council meeting
The Radford City Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the council chambers of the Radford Municipal Building, 10 Robertson St., Radford.
Montgomery County Board of Supervisors meeting
The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors will meet at the Montgomery County Government Center, 755 Roanoke St. in Christiansburg. Closed sessions begin at 6 p.m. if needed. Open sessions begin at 7:15 p.m. Citizens are invited to attend and will be allowed to speak at each meeting. All regular meetings of the Board of Supervisors are rebroadcast on Montgomery County Comcast and Shentel Channels 190 daily.
RCPS special education advisory committee meeting
A Radford City Public Schools Special Education Advisory Committee meeting
will be held at 4 p.m. at Belle Heth Elementary School, 151 George 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 Anne Goodman, Chair, at 540-267-7144, or Kate Leeper, Vice Chair/Secretary, at 540-267-7223, to obtain a virtual meeting link.
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 Road. Members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) 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.
Blacksburg Town Council meeting
The Blacksburg Town Council will meet in regular session at 6:30 p.m. in the Roger E. Hedgepeth Chambers of the Blacksburg Municipal Building, 300 S. Main St. These meetings are open to the public and are televised live on WTOB Channel 2.
Christiansburg Town Council meeting
The Christiansburg Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the council chambers of Town Hall (100 E. Main St.). The public is welcome and is encouraged to attend with a citizen hearing time reserved at each meeting for residents to bring up any matter they desire before the entire council.
Radford City School Board meeting
The Radford City School Board will meet at 6 p.m. at the School Board Office at 1612 Wadsworth St., Radford.
Wednesday, Dec. 14:
Page to screen movies: Rebecca
At the Radford Public Library; 5:45 p.m. This is a movie screening of the 1940 Hitchcock classic “Rebecca” on the library’s big screen. The movie is rated PG and has a run time of 130 minutes. Popcorn from Lil’Bit Corny LLC will be provided while supplies last.
Thursday, Dec. 15:
Radford Photo Club meeting
The Radford Photo Club will meet at 6 p.m. at the Radford Public Library. Attendees are invited to share their three best photos of the year and talk about each one. Goodies to share will be welcome. The photo challenge is Vacation Photography to go along with an Open Theme challenge. Meetings, events, and outings are open to the public. The Radford Photo Club is made up of professional and amateur photographers from throughout the New River Valley.
At the Blacksburg Library; 4:30 p.m. All ages are invited to build a personalized gingerbread house with the supplies provided. Registration is required.
Help the veterans with donations
The Meadowbrook Public Library is a collection point for items needed at the VA Medical Center in Salem. Donors can take their donations of the following items to the library during December: 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. This project is 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 every Tuesday and Thursday until Thursday, Dec. 15. For more information or to sign up, call the library at 540-268-1964.