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.
Saturday Dec. 17:
At the Christiansburg Library; noon. 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 to socialize shelter cats. For all ages. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
At the Meadowbrook Public Library; 12:30 p.m. Get into the holiday spirit with a showing of this fan-favorite holiday animated film (rated G) about a young boy who embarks on a train ride to the North Pole.
At the Blacksburg Library; 2 p.m. Dungeons and Dragons for ages 11 to 17.
At the Christiansburg Library; 2 p.m. All ages are invited to build a personalized gingerbread house with the supplies provided. Registration is required.
“The Grinch” movie, photos, and S’mores
At Glencoe Mansion, Museum, and Gallery. S’mores and pictures with the Grinch at 6 p.m. Movie at 7 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 19:
At the Meadowbrook Public Library; 2 p.m. Join the homeschool STEM club and explore science, technology, engineering, and/or math. Ages 8 and up.
At the Christiansburg Library; 4:30 p.m. Pokémon fans can bring their DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. All ages.
Tuesday, Dec. 27:
Melted snowman slime
At the Christiansburg Library; 3 p.m. Make melted snowman slime. All ages.
Wednesday, Dec. 28:
Afternoon movie and snack
At the Meadowbrook Public Library; 12:30 p.m. A fun-filled afternoon complete with a tasty snack and an animated film (rated PG) about crime fighting Super-Dog Krypto as he embarks on a mission to save his crime-fighting pal, the Man of Steel. Call (540) 268-1964 for more details.
Thursday, Dec. 29:
American Red Cross blood drive
At the Christiansburg Library; 10 a.m. Walk-ins are welcome or donors can sign up at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time.
At the Blacksburg Library; 2 p.m. Participants can bring their Nintendo Switch or DS with their Pokémon games or their Pokémon card collection and make new friends while trading, exploring, and battling. Trainers of all ages are welcome.
Friday, Dec. 30:
Red Cross blood brive
At the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library; 11:30 a.m. Walk-ins are welcome or donors can sign up at www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive.
Help vets with your donations
The Meadowbrook Public Library is a collection point for items needed at the VA Medical Center in Salem. Donors can bring any 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. 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 classes 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.