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 firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time for a 30 minute demo!
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.
DIY Visual Stories & Schedules
At the Christiansburg Library; 4:30- 5:30 p.m. Visual stories are a great tool to help kids and adults understand routines and processes in our daily lives. Join us to make and laminate your own visual stories for common routines. Email email@example.com for requests on pictures of a specific topic. All ages.
Waffles Club: A Young Writers’ Meeting
At the Radford Public Library; 4- 5 p.m. Join us for a gently guided writing club for kids, aka the Waffles Club (Writing Association for Fun Loving Enthusiastic Students)! Together, we will work on responding to writing prompts, have some quiet writing time, and the opportunity to share work! Geared toward 8-12 year olds. Contact Morgan for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please bring your favorite writing materials!
Radford Photo Club – Gene Dalton
At the Radford Public Library; 6- 7:30 p.m. Join Radford Photo Club for their monthly meeting! This month, Gene Dalton, photojournalist retired from the Roanoke Times, will talk about taking a picture that tells a story, with examples from his career.
Friday, May 19:
At the Blacksburg Library; 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Do you have toys your kids no longer play with, that you’d like to pass along to a new friend? Are you looking for new toys to engage your little one? Bring clean items to the library to swap. The event is free and open to everyone, even if you don’t have supplies to swap. All leftovers will go to benefit organizations that support our local youth.
Saturday, May 20:
Music on the Lawn: Root 2 Music
At the Christiansburg Library; 6 -7:30 p.m. First show of Music on the Lawn concert series. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. This free concert is rain or shine. Root 2 Music draw on two of American music, Celtic and Deep South Country Blues. The duo consists of David Frank (guitar, slide guitar, harmonica, vocals) and Mary Beth Coffey (fiddle, percussion, vocals). You can visit them at https://www.facebook.com/American-Roots-260081600850582/.
Radford Reads with Angela Clevinger
At the Radford Public Library; 2- 3 p.m. Angela Clevinger, author of The Lady of the Lake Had Bouffant Hair, will provide a brief reading of her book followed by a signing and visiting session. Don’t miss this entertaining and kind souled Appalachian artist, as she shares her life in poetic form. Books will be available for purchase at a cost of $16.00 for one, $30.00 for two, and $45.00 for three books (check or cash)
Virtual Author Talk with Courtney Summers
Virtual, hosted by the Radford Public Library; 2- 3 p.m. Please join us for an exhilarating Saturday as we chat with New York Times bestselling YA Author Courtney Summers about her newest book, I’m the Girl. Thrill on every page, I’m the Girl follows sixteen-year-old Georgia Avis after she discovers the dead body of thirteen-year-old Ashley James and teams up with Ashley’s older sister, Nora, to find and bring the killer to justice before he strikes again. I’m the Girl is a masterfully written, and unflinching account of how one young woman feels in her body as she struggles to navigate a deadly and predatory power structure while asking readers one question: if this is the way the world is, do you accept it? Register now! https://libraryc.org/radfordlibrar
Sunday, May 21:
Community Quilting Bee – Piece a Four Patch
At the Blacksburg Library; 1 – 3 p.m. Do your points not come together nor seams match? Come to learn tips for accurate hand or machine piecing. You may bring your own project to work on. All are welcome.
At the Blacksburg Library; 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Come learn chess with US Federation member Rishi. Ages 8+ all skill levels welcome. Supplies provided.
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 by the Radford Noon Rotary Club. 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, 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.