Saturday, June 17:
Summer Solstice Fest
Downtown Blacksburg; 1 – 11 p.m. Live music, food trucks, vendors, children’s activities, petting zoo, yoga and more! For full schedule, www.downtownblacksburg.com.
Radford 2023 Summer Concert Series
Music by Cassette Rewind, 80’s cover band. The monthly concerts will take place on the fields of Glencoe Mansion, located at 600 Unruh Dr., Radford. Admission is $5 per person and children 12 and under are free. Food trucks will be available, and the Radford Chamber of Commerce will be supplying alcohol for purchase. Bring a chair and come out and enjoy the sounds of summer. Additional concerts for the series include: Saturday, July 22: Tee Tones- Doowop/ Motown/Soul; Saturday, August 19: Chairman of the Board- Beach music; and Saturday, September 23: Ryan Perry- country, with opening act Sofie Lynn.
Family Movie Matinee
At the Radford Public Library; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. See the movie “Night at the Museum” on the big screen. A night watchman at a museum comes face-to-face with a live dinosaur, tiny soldiers and more because of a curse that brings all the exhibits to life at night! Stars Ben Stiller and Robin Williams. Rated PG; 108 minutes.
Monday, June 19:
Blacksburg town closings
The Town of Blacksburg will be operating under the following schedule in observance of the Juneteenth Holiday:
Town administrative offices will be closed. Blacksburg Transit operating on reduced service in Blacksburg. BT Offices will be closed. Blacksburg Community Center operating during regular hours. Blacksburg Aquatic Center operating during regular hours. Trash and Recycling pickup will not be affected.
Radford Library closed
The Radford Public Library is closed in observance of Juneteenth.
Town of Christiansburg closures
Town of Christiansburg facilities, including the Aquatic Center, will be closed. The Recreation Center will be open regular hours with administrative offices closed. Solid waste and recycling normally collected on Mondays will be collected on Tuesday, June 20, along with Tuesday’s regular collection.
All branches of the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library will be closed in observation of Juneteenth
Tuesday, June 20:
American Business Women’s Association NRV Express Network Luncheon Meeting
At the Holiday Inn Christiansburg-Blacksburg, 99 Bradley Dr., Christiansburg; 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.- cost $16. Presentation of the American Business Women’s Association NRV Express Network’s 2023 Woman of the Year Awards. One member and one community member will be named as Woman of the Year. Katie Edson of Edson Family Practice and Edson Aesthetics is the Speaker Sponsor for this meeting. RSVP by June 19. Contact: Terri Welch at email@example.com or Paige Godwin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday Night Book Club
At the Radford Public Library; 6- 7 p.m. Adults and teens are invited to chat with Dave about whatever they happen to be reading or watching at the moment. Snacks and coffee provided.
Mill Mountain Theater presents: Mad Libs Live!
At the Christiansburg Library; 2 – 3 p.m. This program will be outside in the amphitheater space, so bring a blanket or chair! In case of inclement weather, it will be in the library community room. Ideal for ages 7 and up.
Summer Backpack Program
At the Meadowbrook Library; 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. The Summer Backpack Program is intended to help families with children and teens stretch their grocery budget. The bags are filled with nutritious food. This is a drop-in program open to residents of Eastern Montgomery County only. Each week there will be crafts for the kids in addition to the bag of food. If you missed picking up food for the week, call and make an appointment. For more information call the Meadowbrook Library at 540-268-1964.
Wednesday, June 22:
Mingle at the Market
Join the Blacksburg Farmer’s Market for the first 2023 Mingle at the Market, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., at Market Square Park. This event will feature live music, locally brewed beverages, local food and more.
Waffles Club! A Young Writer’s Group
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 email@example.com. Please bring your favorite writing materials!
English Conversation for Adults
At the Blacksburg Library; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. We are pleased to host adult English conversation in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of the NRV. Sign up at www.lvnrv.org/classes.
Monday, June 26:
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 27:
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.
Entries sought for July 4th Parade
Participants are needed for Blacksburg’s July 4th parade, which is organized by the Mount Tabor Ruritan Club. The parade starts at 2 p.m. from Eheart Street, runs through downtown on Main Street, and ends at Alumni Mall. Entries can be floats, bicycles, wagons, marchers, walkers, antique/classic cars, Jeeps, trucks, fire engines, scouts, bands, sports teams, etc. Information is available on the Mount Tabor Ruritan Club’s Facebook page, or by texting 540-449-6178.
Market Square Jam
Held Wednesdays, June through September, in Blacksburg on the corner of Draper Road and Roanoke Street; 7 – 9 p.m. Catering to traditional Old-Time music, Blacksburg’s Market Square Jam brings musicians together to pick a tune, enjoy fun times with friends and family, and take in all that downtown Blacksburg has to offer. Blacksburg’s Market Square Jam is an official Crooked Road affiliated venue that provides fun and entertainment.
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
Held 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.