Wednesday, May 10:
School Board meeting
Radford City School Board will convene for its regular meeting at 6 p.m., at the School Administration Building, 1612 Wadsworth St. The agenda for the meeting can be viewed at www.rcps.org.
Virtual Author Talk with Jena Friedman
Hosted by the Radford Public Library; 8 -9 p.m. Celebrity comedian and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Jena Friedman’s debut collection, “Not Funny”, takes on the third rails of modern life in Jena’s bold and subversive style. Register at https://libraryc.org/radfordlibrary.
Friday, May 12:
Art for Tots
At the Blacksburg Library; 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Creative exploring has many benefits at an early age! Join us for a process-based art project for tots. Ideal for ages five and under.
Friday, May 12 – Sunday, May 14:
West End Weekend
West End Weekend, a “jam-packed, art-filled celebration” at Glencoe Mansion and Long Way Brewing. Opening reception for the Radford Photo Club at Glencoe Mansion, Museum & Gallery, 5:30 – 7 p.m., Friday, May 12. On Saturday, May 13, West End Weekend Festival, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Features more than 30 artisan vendors, live music from The Breakfast Club and FloydFest On-the-Rise band Appalachian Space Train, four food trucks, and an array of craft beers. The event will take place on the upper lawn at Glencoe Mansion. As always, admission is free, but donations are welcomed. “Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and well-mannered dogs, too!” On Sunday, May 14, Long Way Brewing will wrap up the weekend with Market Day at Long Way from 1 – 5 p.m. A dozen artisan vendors will be on site to browse and shop as visitors sip on Long Way Brewing’s signature craft brews.
Saturday, May 13:
Mount Tabor Ruritan fish fry
Mount Tabor Ruritan Club will hold its May Fish Fry, 5 to 7 p.m. at Slusser’s Chapel Picnic Shelter, 1543 Mount Tabor Rd, Blacksburg. Serving fish, fries and slaw; homemade desserts; and beverages. DJ Earl Brown will be spinning some hits to get the 2023 fry season off to a swinging start! Adults-$12, children under 12 – $6, (under 3)- free, carry-outs- $12. Held rain or shine. Call or text 540-449-6178 for further information. On Facebook at MtTaborRuritan.
Rockin’ Main Street Concert
Downtown Christiansburg; 5 – 9 p.m. Hosted by The Town of Christiansburg’s Parks and Recreation Department. Enjoy musical entertainment by the Carolina Shreds and Miller Holler, as well as beer, wine, and other food and drinks from your favorite local vendors.
Tuesday, May 16:
At the Christiansburg Library; 4:30 -5:30 p.m. Assemble a miniature terrarium. Ideal for ages 8-plus.
Wednesday, May 17:
At the Radford Public Library; 2- 3 p.m. Come take a hike, paint a masterpiece, or explore the international space station at the library! Try all these things and more using our new Meta Quest 2 VR headset. If that’s not a good time for you, email email@example.com to schedule a time for a 30 minute demo!
American Business Women’s Association meeting
American Business Women’s Association NRV Express Network May Luncheon Meeting, 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Christiansburg-Blacksburg, 99 Bradley Dr., Christiansburg. Cost $16. Join us to learn about different generations’ mindsets, paradigms, and spending habits and how we can more effectively reach our target audiences from one of our own members, Linna Martz, realtor at Long & Foster Real Estate. RSVP by May 15 to Terri Welch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, May 18:
Community Quilting Bee
At the Blacksburg Library; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Join us for our weekly quilting and sewing group. Bring your supplies and join us for conversation.
At the Meadowbrook Library; 6:30 – 8 p.m. All age groups and skill levels are encouraged to participate in this informal gathering of individuals who love quilting or just want to learn the craft. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month, in the Studio Room of the Meadowbrook Center.
Sons of Confederate Veterans
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 are also invited to this meeting. For further information, please call 540-320-4315 or 540-239-9864.
Monday, May 22:
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 www.radfordva.gov.
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.
Tuesday, May 23:
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 the 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.
Glencoe Mansion announces call for art for Mary Draper Ingles Show
Glencoe Mansion is calling for art for its July-August 2023 Gallery Exhibit, “A Journey For All,” a multi-artist show themed on the life and times of Mary Draper Ingles. Accepted artwork should reflect the life and times of Ingles (Colonial times). Can include depictions of local landmarks (Ingles Farm, the Cultural and Heritage Park, Ingles Tavern and other connected sites in the region), and Colonial style art. Painting, plein air, illustration, digital media, textiles, mixed media and photography will be considered – up to three works per artist. Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. on June 13. Open to artists in and around the NRV area. Entry forms at www.glencoemansion.org or by contacting email@example.com.
Blacksburg Farmers Market
Hours now through October: Wednesdays 2 – 6 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Located at Market Square Park, on the corner of Roanoke Street and Draper Road in downtown Blacksburg. Features growers of locally grown produce and meats, alongside artisans of baked goods, prepared foods, cheese, handmade crafts, and more.
Christiansburg Farmers Market
Thursdays; 3 – 7 p.m. Located in the Recreation Center parking lot. Features local farmers and vendors. Seasonal produce, plants, fresh baked goods, crafts, fresh flowers, handmade jewelry and more. Items for purchase vary week-to-week. Check our Facebook page for details about weekly themes, prizes, vendors, and live music.
Radford Farmers Market
2023 season of the Radford Farmers Market kicked off Saturday, April 22 on the grounds of Glencoe Mansion, Museum and Galley, located just off West Main Street, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. each Saturday until October 14. Features produce, plants, baked goods, artisans, fresh squeezed lemonade, eggs, meats, cheeses and more.
Radford Field of Honor
Field of Honor on the grounds of Glencoe Mansion, Museum and Gallery- displayed until the Fourth of July. The Radford Noon Rotary Club is seeking people to sponsor flags to honor a veteran, first responder, family member, teacher, associate, etc. Individual flags – $50. Blue sponsorship – $500, includes five flags plus signage. White sponsorship – $1,000, includes 10 flags plus signage. Red sponsorship – $2,500, includes 10 flags plus premium signage. Money raised benefits scholarships to RHS students attending Radford University, polio eradication, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Glencoe Mansion, Museum and Gallery, Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread, Elf Shelf, the Women’s Resource Center, Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Vittles for Vets, Beans and Rice, the Wheelchair Foundation, Wonder Universe Children’s Museum, Shelterbox and Sunset Garden. Contact Tom Alston with Radford Noon Rotary at firstname.lastname@example.org or register at: https://registrations.dacdb.com/Register/index.cfm.
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