Wednesday, March 15:
Library Board of Trustees meeting
The Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library Board of Trustees will meet at the Christiansburg Library in the community room from 7 to 9 p.m.
Thursday, March 16:
Radford Photo Club meeting
At the Radford Public Library at 6 p.m. The program for March is the final session on street photography led by Adi Ben Senior. The February session included an assignment to take 50 black and white photos at three locations and narrow the shots to three to present to the class. The agenda for March will include discussion of upcoming shows and other future events. 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.
Sensory experiences for adults
The Blacksburg Library announces a new program for adults that explores a variety of sensory stations in a comfortable setting, hosted by the Developmental, Cognitive, and Intellectual Disabilities Committee. Attendees can participate in two different sessions at 2:30 p.m. and/or 6 p.m. Assistive devices are welcome, and participants can explore a variety of sensory stations designed to engage the senses. The library is also offering the chance to win a Bluetooth sensory light. The winner will be announced the day after the programs. Fidget toys will also be available for attendees to take home, while supplies last. The program is open to adults of all abilities and is free. For more information, contact Alyssa Carpenter at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (540) 382-6969 ext. 211.
Young writers club
At the Radford Public Library from 4 to 5 p.m. This is a gently guided writer’s club for kids. Together, the group will work on responding to writing prompts, will have some quiet writing time, and will have the opportunity to share work. The program is geared toward 8-to -12-year-olds. Contact Morgan for more information at email@example.com. Children are urged to bring their favorite writing materials.
Community quilting bee
At the Blacksburg Library; 10 a.m. to noon. This weekly quilting and sewing group will offer some lively conversation. Participants should bring their own supplies.
At the Meadowbrook Library; 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the studio room of the Meadowbrook Center. All age groups and skill levels are encouraged to participate in this informal gathering of individuals who love quilting or who want to learn the craft.
Saturday, March 18:
Free tax assistance with NRCA
At the Christiansburg Library; 1 to 4 p.m. Volunteers will provide free income tax preparation assistance through theVolunteer Income Tax Assistance program and NRCA. Income limits may apply. Walk-ins only. For more information visit https://newrivercommunityaction.org/vita or call 540-320-3217.
Tuesday, March 21:
Virtual author talk with Chef Jernard A. Wells
Hosted by the Radford Public Library; 4 to 5 p.m. Participants will chat with celebrity chef Jernard Wells about his newest cookbook, “Southern Inspired,” which includes more than 100 dishes as Chef Wells puts it “from My American Table to Yours. Register at ttps://libraryc.org/radfordlibrary/24832
Thursday, March 23:
Get buggy at the library
At the Radford Public Library; noon to 1 p.m. The library is celebrating award-winning author Sue Fliess’s upcoming visit with a program all about bugs. Staff will be handing out copies of “The Bug Book” to attendees while supplies last. Entomology is the study of insects, and students from the Virginia Tech Entomology Department will be on hand to talk about all things buggy and maybe bring a creepy crawly or two.
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.
Monday, March 27:
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 with a closed session beginning at 6 p.m. if needed, and an open session beginning at 7:15 p.m. Citizens are invited to attend and are encouraged to speak at each meeting about their concerns. All regular meetings of the Board of Supervisors are rebroadcast on Montgomery County Comcast and Shentel Channels 190 daily.
Book Tasting: Juvenile chapter books
At the Radford Public Library; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Rock n’ Read Diner at RP as the library hosts its first-ever book tasting event. At a book tasting, students “taste” or sample a selection of books chosen ahead of time. Students can rotate among tables to sample the books and can make notes about the ones that interested them. Tables of middle grade books will be set up with all books pulled from the J-Fiction and J-Nonfiction sections of the library.
Tuesday, March 28:
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 the 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 matters they desire before the council.
Wednesday, March 29:
Radford budget presentation
In the city council chambers at 5:30 p.m., Radford City staff will present the proposed 2023-24 fiscal year budget to members of the Radford City Council and the public.
Wednesday, April 5:
Coping Techniques for Caregivers
Commonwealth Senior Living at Radford 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.
Wednesday, April 12:
Coping Techniques for Caregivers
Commonwealth Senior Living at Christiansburg will be hosting a second session of 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. Participants can come learn more about becoming a Virginia Master Naturalist and the training program that starts in August 2023.
The Christiansburg Aquatic Center is hiring high school students ages 16 and above for the summer season. A lifeguard training course is mandatory to be hired 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. Donors may dry-clean materials if needed, 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 will present a citizens institute beginning April 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. The institute offers the chance to meet 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 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 end on Thursday, May 11. For more information or to sign up, call the Meadowbrook Library at 540-268-1964.