Thursday, Oct. 19:
The New River Health District will be hosting a blood drive on in the Community Room at the Montgomery Co. Health Department from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. We have set a goal of having 20 donors for the day and need your assistance. Donors of all blood types are urgently needed now to ensure patients at hospitals across the country continue to receive critical medical care. Each donor for this drive will receive a $15 Amazon gift card as a thank you for your donation. Register at www.redcrossblood.org.
Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting
The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Stuart Horse Artillery Camp 1784 will meet at 7 p.m. at Aly’s Family Italian Restaurant, 3204 Riner Rd. Members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) are also invited to this meeting. For further information, please call 540-320-4315 or 540-239-9864.
Friday, Oct. 20:
Creepy Movie Night in the Courtyard
At the Meadowbrook Public Library; 6 – 8 p.m. For adults (18+) brave enough, join us in the dark and haunted Meadowbrook Courtyard for a creepy outdoor movie night featuring The Cabin in the Woods (Rated R). Dress warmly, bring a chair or blanket, and prepare to be scared! In the event of rain, we will show the movie in the library’s community room. Snacks will be provided.
Saturday, Oct. 21 and Sunday, Oct. 22:
The 12th Annual Great Road Encampment Living History Encampment (representing 1700-1840) is set for this weekend, Oct. 21 and 22, 2023 in East Montgomery Park, beside the Elliston Fire Department, at 5001 Enterprise Dr., Elliston. The event will include demonstrations by Living History Reenactors, presentations on the history of The Great Road, The West Virginia Company of Roger’s Rangers and more. For more information, Call: Henry Bryant 540-380-3469 email@example.com. Saturday is 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday is 9 a.m. -3 p.m. The event is sponsored by Montgomery County Parks and Recreation, Fort Vause Outfitters, Great Road Craft Guild, Seams Colonial and other private donors. Free admission.
Saturday, Oct. 21:
2023 Craft & Draft
Nine years in the running, Craft & Draft is a one-day festival featuring handcrafted wares, live music, food trucks, craft beer, memories, and more. Join the party from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Glencoe Field, the green space and parking lot next to Glencoe Mansion, Museum & Gallery in Radford.
Craft Supply Swap
At the Blacksburg Library; 1-3 p.m. Clean out your craft area and bring in items to swap with other crafters. The event is free and open to everyone, even if you don’t have supplies to swap. Leftovers will go to benefit library craft programs and the Creative Reuse Center. Supplies may be dropped off at the library now, or bring them the day of the swap!
Trunk or Treat
At the Meadowbrook Public Library; 3 – 5 p.m. Wear your best costume and visit us at Trunk or Treat! For ages 2 and up. For more information please call the Meadowbrook Library at 540-268-1964.
Monday, Oct. 23:
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, Oct. 24:
Blacksburg Town Council meeting
The 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 welco me 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.
Pre-K Yoga with ‘The Whole You’
At the Radford Public Library; 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Join us for a session of Pre-K Yoga with Kelly McCoy of “The Whole You”! There is no registration necessary for this event.
Wednesday, Oct. 25:
CommUNITY Yoga for Self-Care for Adults
At the Radford Public Library; 5:45 p.m. Join Kelly McCoy of The Whole You for an all-level yoga class for adults. Learn poses to help strengthen and lengthen your muscles as well as some breathing and mediation techniques to help calm the nervous system. This class is FREE to the public and is funded by grant money through the Virginia Department of Health.
Saturday, Oct. 28:
Blues, Brews & BBQ
At St. Luke & Odd Fellows Hall; 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation’s 9th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ. The event is free, though a $10 donation is encouraged. Music by JoJo Stockton, Lady D & Mi$$ion, and Isaac Hadden. Food and brews from Feast and Company, Papa’s Box, and Blue Ridge Beverage will be for sale. They need volunteers to assist with beer pouring, ticket sales, and more during the event. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested and they can figure out a spot just for you!
Fundraising Pancake Breakfast
The Kiwanis Club of Montgomery County- Blacksburg is sponsoring a pancake and sausage breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m. in the Blacksburg United Methodist Church’s Whisner Building. BUMC has a parking lot on the corner of Penn and Lee Streets. Cost is $8 per person and tickets can be purchased at the door.
Call for participants: 2023 Blacksburg Annual Holiday Parade
Citizens are invited to participate in Blacksburg’s annual Holiday Parade, organized by Blacksburg Parks and Recreation. This year’s theme is “Miracle on Main Street”. Parade entries may be floats, bicycles, wagons, marchers, walkers, antique/classic cars, Jeeps, trucks, scout groups, bands, sports teams and more.
The parade will be held on Friday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the parade will be rescheduled to Saturday, Dec. 2. For more information on how to get involved, contact David Goodman, Community Programs Supervisor at email@example.com or 540.443.1106.
Free GED classes
New River Community College is offering free GED at the Meadowbrook Library every Monday and Tuesday through Tuesday, Dec. 12. For more information or to sign up please call the Library at 540-268-1964.