Saturday, March 25:
Fireworks on Drillfield
In celebration of the Virginia Tech Ring Dance, the Class of 2024 invites the Virginia Tech and Town of Blacksburg communities to view the Ring Dance Fireworks Display which will be fired off on the Virginia Tech Drillfield at approximately 11:05 p.m. The Corps of Cadets cannon, Skipper, is also scheduled to fire during this time. Before and during the fireworks display vehicular and pedestrian traffic may be restricted on and around the Drillfield loop. This approximately 15-minute display is being done in accordance to the requirements by the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Virginia Tech office of environmental health and safety and both the Virginia Tech and Blacksburg police departments. For more information, call the Virginia Tech Advancement Office at 540-231-6285 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Children’s Consignment Sale
Blacksburg United Methodist Church will hold its spring children’s consignment sale on 9 a.m. – 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. but you will want to shop early for the best selection! Cash or checks only. No card or electronic payments.
Free Tax Assistance with NRCA
At the Christiansburg Library; 1 – 4 p.m. Come in for free tax prep assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and NRCA. Income limits may apply. Walk-in only. For more information visit https://newrivercommunityaction.org/vita or call 540-320-3217.
At the Meadowbrook Library; 1 -2 p.m. Want to grow your own vegetables but aren’t sure where to start? Join Dr. Emma Patterson, VCE Volunteer Master Gardener to find out more about planning a vegetable garden, caring for it, and keeping it going through year’s end. Ages 12 and up. Free seeds and soil testing kits will be provided.
Sunday, March 26:
Community Quilting Bee – Rotary Cutting Fabric
At the Blacksburg Library; 1 -3 p.m. Join fellow quilt enthusiasts. This month we will learn how to use a rotary cutter and ruler to make accurate fabric pieces. Everyone welcome!
Monday, March 27:
Radford City Council meeting
The Radford City Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. in council
chambers at the Radford Municipal Building, 10 Robertson St., Radford. See the agenda at
Montgomery County Board of Supervisors meeting
Public meetings are the second and fourth Monday of each month 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 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.
Book Tasting: Juvenile Chapter Books
At the Radford Public Library; 5 – 6 p.m. Come on out to the Rock n’ Read Diner at RPL. RPL is hosting its first ever Book Tasting event. A book tasting is an event during which students “taste”, or sample, a selection of books that you’ve chosen ahead of time. They can rotate among tables to sample the books and record notes about the ones that interested them. We’ll have tables of middle grade books set up, so make sure your appetite is ready! All books will be pulled from the J-Fiction and J-Nonfiction sections of the library.
Tuesday, March 28:
Introduction to Genealogy Research
Are you curious about your family history and wanting to explore your roots, but not sure where to start? The Christiansburg Library has a free Introduction to Genealogy Research class on at 6 p.m. Led by expert genealogist Rebecca Novy of Novy Genealogy, the class includes essential research tips and tricks, website recommendations, useful forms, and much more. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced genealogist, this class is an excellent opportunity to learn valuable skills and connect with other researchers.
Blacksburg Town Council meeting
Town Council meets in regular session the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month 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 televised live on WTOB Channel 2.
Christiansburg Town Council meeting
Regular Town Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month
beginning at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers of Town Hall (100 E. Main Street). The public is
welcome and encouraged to attend, with a citizen hearing time reserved at each meeting for
residents to bring any matter they desire before the entire council.
Wednesday, March 29:
Radford budget presentation
In City Council Chambers; 5:30 p.m. City Staff will present the 2023-24 fiscal year proposed budget to members of Radford City Council and the public.
Wednesday, April 5:
Coping Techniques for Caregivers
Commonwealth Senior Living at Radford will be hosting 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 6:
American Legion meeting
The American Legion, Harvey-Howe-Carper Post 30 will meet at 6 p.m. at the VFW Post Home on 102 Watts St. in Radford. For further information, please call 540-250-2283 or 540-239-9864.
Tuesday, April 11:
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 on 3204 Riner Rd. Members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) are also invited to attend. Camp Member James Evans will speak on “Life in a Northern Prison Camp”. For further information, please call 540-320-4315 or 540-239-9864.
Wednesday, April 12:
Coping Techniques for Caregivers
Commonwealth Senior Living at Christiansburg will be hosting 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 meets the second Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in
Grove United Methodist Church, 1020 Tyler Ave., Radford. If you are willing to
share your knowledge and learn from others, this guild is for you. We welcome 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; 6-7:30 p.m. Join us to learn more about becoming a Virginia Master Naturalist and our upcoming training program which starts in August 2023.
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. -2:30 p.m., Monday-Friday at the Main Entrance of Blacksburg High School. It is appreciated if materials are dry-cleaned, but not required. For more information, contact the Town of Blacksburg Sustainability Office at 540-443-1617 or email@example.com.
Free GED Classes
New River Community College is offering free GED at the Meadowbrook Library every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 5 – 8 p.m. The classes began on Tuesday, Jan. 17 and end on Thursday, May 11. For more information or to sign up please call the Meadowbrook Library at 540-268-1964.