Saturday, March 11:
“Seth and the Secret of the Butterfly”
At the Radford Public Library; noon to 2 p.m. Author Sally Chinn and Illustrators Harriet Anderson, Carolyn Turner, and Cindy Moore will sign books and speak informally about their new book, “Seth and the Secret of the Butterfly.” Chinn is a former middle school English teacher. Anderson is a biology professor at New River Community College. Together and with the help of illustrators Turner and Moore, they have published a book about children with disabilities and the many gifts they have despite challenges that face them. The event is free, and its encouraging message is to love the gifts that make you YOU! Books will be available to purchase for $12 (cash or check only).
Grownup Board Game Club
At the Radford Public Library; 2 to 4 p.m. Participants can bring a friend and a board game, or just themselves to get some quality board-gaming time. The library has a collection of board games on hand, but players are welcome to bring a game from home.
Kitchen supply swap
At the Meadowbrook Library, 1 to 3 p.m. The kitchen supply swap provides a space to meet up, give away items no longer needed, and find items that need a new home, all while participating in sustainable living. The event is free and is open to anyone and everyone. Participants can bring any kitchen items, utensils, gadgets, and thingamabobs that are in good condition, clean, and usable to swap for other items. Participants may also bring a recipe to share. Any leftover items will be donated to the Eastmont Thrift Store, a part of the Eastmont Community Foundation.
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 plot and $10 for a 10 x 20-foot plot.
Radford City Council meeting
The Radford City Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. in the council
chambers at the Radford Municipal Building, 10 Robertson St., Radford.
Montgomery County Board of Supervisors meeting
The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors will meet in open session at 7:15 p.m. in the Montgomery County Government Center, 755 Roanoke St. in Christiansburg. Closed sessions begin at 6 p.m. if needed. Citizens are invited to attend and will be allowed to address the board with any issues or concerns they may have. All regular meetings of the Board of Supervisors are rebroadcast on Montgomery County Comcast and Shentel Channels 190 daily.
Virtual Author Talk with David Epstein
This is an online event from 1 to 2 p.m. What’s the most effective path to success in any domain? Participants are invited to find out during a conversation with New York Times bestselling author David Epstein as he chats about his most recent book, Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. Register at https://libraryc.org/radfordlibrary/24580.
At the Radford Public Library; 6:30 to 7 p.m. This is an evening storytime for children with stories and friends. Pajamas and stuffies are encouraged.
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 the meeting. If Montgomery County Public Schools are closed on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week due to weather, the meeting will be 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 the council chambers of Christiansburg 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 offering a Tuesday night Zumba class with Jui-Ling. Classes will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., will begin March 14, and will continue through April 25. Passes can be purchased at the Blacksburg Community Center for $35 for residents and $45 for non-residents. The passes are good for 13 visits and are interchangeable with morning and evening classes (excluding Yoga Flow). For more information, call 540-443-1142.
Thursday, March 16:
Radford Photo Club meeting
At the Radford Public Library; 6 p.m. The program is the final session on Street Photography led by Adi Ben Senior. The photo challenge for March is Street Photography. The Radford Photo Club is made up of professional and amateur photographers from throughout the New River Valley. Meetings, events, and outings are open to the public. Email Lucy Gilmore at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any questions.
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.
Wednesday, April 5:
“Coping Techniques for Caregivers”
Commonwealth Senior Living at Radford will host a seminar, “Coping Techniques for Caregivers.” The seminar will discuss ways to care for a senior loved one while also caring for yourself.
Wednesday, April 12:
Coping Techniques for Caregivers
Commonwealth Senior Living at Christiansburg will host a seminar titled “Coping Techniques for Caregivers.” The seminar will discuss ways to care for a senior loved one while also caring for yourself.
Thursday, April 13:
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.
New River Valley Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists
At Radford Library; 6 to 7:30 p.m. Learn about becoming a Virginia Master Naturalist and the training program that begins in August 2023.
The Christiansburg Aquatic Center is hiring high school students age 16 and above for the summer season. A lifeguard training course is mandatory and will be held March 17-19. If 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. Dry-cleaning materials that need it will be appreciated, but this is not required. For more information, contact the Town of Blacksburg Sustainability Office at 540-443-1617 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blacksburg 2023 Citizens Institute
The Town of Blacksburg is sponsoring a citizens institute beginning April 6. Classes will be held on Monday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Participants will meet town staff and learn 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 email@example.com.
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 are now in session and will end on Thursday, May 11. For more information or to sign up, call the Meadowbrook Library at 540-268-1964.
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