Wednesday, March 1:
Blacksburg business license renewal forms due
Town of Blacksburg business license renewal forms for 2023 are due by Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Businesses are assessed an annual license tax based on prior year’s annual gross receipts.
Tax and fees must be filed and paid by March 1, 2023, to avoid late filing and late payment penalties of 10% each plus 10% interest. Renewal forms were mailed in early January. Anyone who has yet to receive the form may email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540.961.1108.
Thursday, March 2:
Crab Creek Watershed Project kick-off meeting
Attendees can come to the Crab Creek Watershed Project Kick-Off Meeting to learn about how to get involved and receive funding to install watershed-friendly landscaping on their property, At the Loft at Great Road on Main (100 W Main St. Christiansburg); 6 to 7 p.m.
American Legion meeting
American Legion Harvey-Howe-Carper Post 30 will meet on Thursday, March 2, at 6 p.m. at the VFW Post Home, 102 Watts St. in Radford. If Radford City Public Schools are closed on Thursday or Friday of this week due to weather, the meeting is canceled. For further information, please call 540-250-2253 or 540-239-9864.
Monday, March 6:
Carilion Clinic free chronic disease screening
At the Meadowbrook Library; 1 to 3 p.m. A health professional will assess attendees’ current health risk. Walk-ins can stop by during the allotted event time to receive free preventive health services including: blood pressure screening, diabetes risk assessment, and stroke risk assessment. No registration is required.
Tuesday, March 7:
At the Christiansburg Library; 4 to 5 p.m. Participants can make their own I-Spy box scene filled with all the tiny things. Friends and family may then try to find all of the items that have been hidden. Ideal for ages 8-plus.
English Conversation for Adults
At the Blacksburg Library; 7 to 9 p.m. The class will be led by Carole and Bob Dellinger. Call the library at 540-552-8246 for more information. No childcare is provided for this class.
Thursday, March 9:
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.
Women’s leadership conference
At the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. The deadline to register is March 2. Register at https://montgomerychamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/9932.
Community quilting bee
At the Blacksburg Library; 10 a.m. to noon. Participants will take part in this weekly quilting and sewing group. They should bring their supplies and will enjoy some lively conversation.
Talking about books: Raising Lazarus
At Meadowbrook Library; 11 a.m. to noon. Participants will discuss “Raising Lazarus” by Beth Macy. Call (540) 268-1964 for more information or to reserve a copy.
Friday, March 10:
Luther Memorial Lutheran Church hosts Mr. Jefferson’s Bones Trombone Quintet
Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, 600 Prices Fork Rd., Blacksburg, will host a concert by Mr. Jefferson’s Bones, a professional trombone quintet at 4 p.m. The New River Valley community is invited to attend.
Monday, March 13:
Radford Community Garden signups
Radford Community Garden will begin signup for the 2023 season on March 13, 2023, in the City Administration Building. Previous gardeners will have priority for a plot. Plots cost $20 for a 20 x 20 foot and $10 for a 10 x 20 plot.
Radford City Council meeting
The Radford City Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the council chambers in 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 to voice their concerns. All regular meetings of the board of supervisors are rebroadcast on Montgomery County Comcast and Shentel Channels 190 daily.
Tuesday, March 14:
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 (UDC) are invited to this 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 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 Council Chambers of Town Hall (100 E. Main Street). The public is welcome and is encouraged to attend, with a citizen hearing time reserved at each meeting for residents to bring any matter they desire before the entire council.
New Tuesday night zumba class
Blacksburg Parks and Recreation is now offering a new Tuesday night zumba class with Jui-Ling. Classes will begin March 14 and continue through April 25 from 6 to 7pm. Passes can be purchased at the Blacksburg Community Center and cost $35 for residents and $45 for non-residents. Passes are good for 13 visits and are interchangeable with morning and evening classes (excluding Yoga Flow). For more information, call 540-443-1142.
Saturday, March 25:
Spring children’s consignment sale
Blacksburg United Methodist Church will hold its spring children’s consignment sale from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Whisner Building at the Church Street campus, accessed through the rear entrance at Lee and Penn Streets. Families will be able to get great deals on seasonal kids’ clothes and shoes, toys, books, baby gear, sports equipment, maternity clothing and more. Many items are like-new (some even brand-new). Some items will be half-price between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Cash or checks only. No card or electronic payments.
The Christiansburg Aquatic Center is hiring high school students aged 16 and above for the summer season. A lifeguard training course is mandatory and will be held March 17 – 19. If the students are hired, the training class is free. Enroll at www.cacpool.com.
Cap and Gown Drive
The Town of Blacksburg Sustainability Office is partnering with Blacksburg High School and Sustainable Blacksburg to encourage re-use of previous years’ graduate gear for the 2023 senior class. Gowns (blue only – from 2018 and later), caps, stoles, and cords are accepted. Donations can be made between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday at the main entrance of Blacksburg High School. To save cleaning costs, materials may be dry-cleaned, but this is not required. For more information, contact the Town of Blacksburg Sustainability Office at 540-443-1617 or email@example.com.
Blacksburg 2023 Citizens Institute
The Town of Blacksburg is sponsoring a citizens institute on Monday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning on April 6 Participants will meet the town staff and learn more about how Blacksburg’s government functions. Participants must be 18 years of age or older, and residents of the Town of Blacksburg. To register, call the Community Relations Office at 540-443-1090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free GED Classes
New River Community College is offering free GED classes at the Meadowbrook Library every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. The classes end on Thursday, May 11. For more information or to sign up, call the Meadowbrook Library at 540-268-1964.
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