Saturday, Oct. 28:
Getting Scary on the Huckleberry 5k, One-Mile Kids Fun Run and Truck or Treat
The Christiansburg Department of Parks and Recreation presents the annual Getting Scary on the Huckleberry 5k, One Mile Kids Fun Run and Truck or Treat starting and ending at the Christiansburg Recreation Center. Race Day Schedule: 7:30-8:30 a.m.: Race Day Registration & Packet Pick-Up, 9 a.m.: One Mile Kids Fun Run, 9 -11:30 a.m.: Trunk or Treat, and 9:30 a.m.: 5k Walk / Run begins (immediately after Fun Run). Come dressed up in your favorite costume. Trucks from Christiansburg Fire, Police, Rescue and Public Works will be stationed for kids to look at and touch. Arts and craft, games, and Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library. Organizations will be handing out candy. Space Rabbit with coffee and hot chocolate. Registration for the 5k is $35. To register online for the 5k or free Kids Fun Run, visit: https://www.active.com/christiansburg-va/running/distance-running-races/getting-scary-on-the-huckleberry-5k-and-fun-run-2023. Admission for the Truck or Treat and Kids Fun Run are free.
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 email@example.com 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.
Monday, Oct. 30:
Radford Downtown Trick or Treat Trail
Along East Main Street and Third Avenue; 4 – 6 p.m. Wear your best costume and collect treats from downtown businesses
Radford Men’s Basketball with Trick or Treat
At the Dedmon Center; 6 p.m. for trick-or-treating and game starts at 7 p.m. Wear your costume and collect treats before the game. Free admission.
Tuesday, Oct. 31:
Downtown Blacksburg 2023 Blacksburg Trick or Treat
Trick-or-Treat in Downtown Blacksburg with downtown Blacksburg Merchants. Parks and Recreation will have games on College Avenue. There will be a Costume Contest in front of The Lyric starting at 5:30 p.m. The Blacksburg Library will also have two Spooky Storytimes, at 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and the Alexander Black House will also be participating with candy pickup. Admission is free and all are welcome. The Blacksburg Library will have free parking.
Christiansburg Trick or Treat
The Montgomery County Government Center presents their annual Spooktacular Trick or Treating; 3:30 – 5 p.m. Join Parks & Recreation for Spooktacular Trick or Treating fun inside at the Government Center. This is a free event, and all are welcome to come and join in on the fun! Montgomery County Government Center is located at 755 Roanoke St., Christiansburg.
Thursday, Nov. 2:
American Legion meeting
The American Legion, Harvey Howe Carper Post 30 will meet at 6 p.m. at the VFW Post Home, 102 Watts St. in Radford. For further information, please call 540-250-2283 or 540-239-9864.
Friday, Nov. 3 and Saturday, Nov. 4:
At the Radford Public Library; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Along with our regular items, there will be an abundance of children’s, science fiction, fantasy, young adult, and Christmas items for sale. Come and get a bargain and support the Radford Public Library.
Friday, Nov. 3 – Sunday, Nov. 5:
New River Stage presents “Last Word on Jesse James”
New River Stage (NRS) announces their fall production of Last Word on Jesse James. Performance location is Proclamation Theatre at Knights of Columbus Hall in Christiansburg. Proceeds benefit New River Community Action’s To Our House program. The play depicts the famed outlaw through the eyes of a story telling Mississippi River fisher. Living on the streets, telling big fish tales, the fisher becomes an internet celebrity who attracts people from all over meet them person. Tickets are available at proclamationtheatre.com.
Saturday, Nov. 4 and Sunday, Nov. 5:
Women with a Vision Bible Study’s Holiday Bazaar
At First Baptist Church, 555 West Rock Rd., Radford. Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Sunday 12:30 – 3 p.m. Hot dogs, baked goods, coffee mugs, aprons, stockings, estate jewelry, cards, unique gifts, decorations, much more.
Wednesday, Nov. 8:
MCCC hosts Buy Local showcase
The Montgomery Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Buy Local Showcase, 3:45 – 6 p.m. at the Inn at Virginia Tech. How important is it that you buy local this holiday season? Shopping local supports area businesses, their employees, our schools, and services. Showcase will include over 75 local businesses. Door prizes and raffles every 15 minutes. Event exclusive discounts and deals. Great place for holiday shopping and free to attend.
Monday, Nov. 13:
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, Nov. 14:
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.
Thursday, Nov. 16:
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 on 3204 Riner Rd. Members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) are also invited to attend. Member Johnathan McPeak will give a talk on the Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain. For further information, please call 540-320-4315 or 540-239-9864.
Eligibility applications for Christmas Store 2023
Online applications are being accepted and reviewed now through Dec. 6, 2023 to shop at the Montgomery County Christmas Store in December. Please go to the Christmas Store website at www.mcchristmasstore.org and click on Apply to Shop. First, you will see the documents you need to have ready to upload before beginning the application process. Then scroll down some more to see the criteria you must meet to see if you are eligible to apply to shop at the Store in December. If you qualify to shop at the store Dec. 5-9, you will receive the link to select your shopping appointment.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.