Today, Wednesday, May 24:
Sustainable Blacksburg Lunch & Learn: Commuting by Bicycle
At the Blacksburg Library; noon – 1 p.m. This workshop equips riders with the knowledge and confidence to ride safely on Blacksburg streets and navigate riding on Tech’s campus. If you are new to cycling, cycling more often or in new areas, or just want to ask questions about using your bike for transportation, we invite you to join. The curriculum is provided by the League of American Bicyclists and will be led by Jennifer Million. Please join us afterward for a group ride and put these pro tips to practice!
National Scavenger Hunt Day
At the Radford Public Library; all day. Wednesday, May 24 is National Scavenger Hunt Day. Get ready for our groovy 2023 Summer Reading Program by finding all of the smiley faces in the library. Find them all and get a prize – plus, you can pre-register for the Summer Reading Program that begins on June 3rd! Scavenger hunt will be available all day.
Thursday, May 25:
At the Blacksburg Library; 10 a.m. – noon. Join us for our weekly quilting and sewing group. Bring your supplies and join us for conversation.
Little Critters Petting Zoo
At the Christiansburg Library; 10 a.m. – noon. Little Critters Petting Zoo will be here with all sorts of fun animals. This event is outside, keep an eye out for weather cancellations.
Saturday, May 27:
Shawsville Ruritans 75th Anniversary Celebration
At the Meadowbrook Library; 1- 4 p.m. Come celebrate the anniversary of one of Virginia’s oldest Ruritan Clubs. This event is co-hosted by the Meadowbrook Museum and will include a display of the club’s history. This will be an “Ice Cream Social.” Bring the whole family.
Thursday, June 1:
American Legion meeting
The American Legion, Harvey Howe Carper Post 30 will meet on, 6pm at the VFW Post Home on 102 Watts St. in Radford. For further information, please call 540-250-2283 or 540-239-9864.
Monday, June 12:
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, June 13:
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.
Blacksburg Hydrant Flushing Work
The Town of Blacksburg will be flushing fire hydrants in the northwest section of Town during May and June. Hydrant flushing can cause temporary pressure fluctuations and discolored water. These conditions will subside after the flushing is completed. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Town of Blacksburg Engineering Department at (540) 443-1300.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or register at: https://registrations.dacdb.com/Register/index.cfm.