Saturday, Dec. 2:
Breakfast with Santa
The Christiansburg High School Music Department will host its annual community event Breakfast with Santa 2023, 8 a.m. – 12 noon in the CHS cafeteria. Admission includes a pancake breakfast, fun games, and holiday crafts. Bring your camera or phone for a photo op with Santa. Cost is $6 for children 12 and under and $8 for children 13-99. Kick-off the holiday season with Santa, his elves and reindeer, live music and the music students of CHS.
SWVa Legal Aid Society meeting
The Board of Directors of Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society will meet at 9 a.m. at The Inn at Virginia Tech, 901 Prices Fork Rd., Blacksburg. The public is welcome to participate.
Holiday Craft Show
Annual Christiansburg Lions Club Holiday Christmas Craft Show at the Christiansburg Recreation Center, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3:
Artists host Holiday Open House benefitting charities
Annual open house event at 408 Eighth Street, Radford, (corner of Berkley and Eighth) with parking on Berkley, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The show will feature artwork by Blacksburg painter Charlotte Chan, Christiansburg colored pencil artist Jennifer Carpenter, and Radford photographer Susan V. Lockwood. Originals, prints (framed and unframed), and cards will be available. Area residents are invited to stop by and enjoy fine art and refreshments. Also, 10% of all sales will be donated to a local charity of each artists’ choice.
Sunday, Dec. 3:
NAACP Veterans Affairs Committee
The NAACP Veterans Affairs Committee will present a program to honor veterans at 3 p.m. at the Asbury United Methodist Church, 500 Stuart St, Christiansburg. The guest speaker will be former Navy Commander Dr. David Points of Roanoke.
“Second Chance at the Bazaar” at First Baptist Church, 555 West Rock Rd., Radford; 1-3 p.m. Lots of holiday items to choose from. Stop by and get a hot dog for lunch. This is sponsored by the Women with a Vision Bible Study.
Tuesday, Dec. 5:
Radford Holiday tree-lighting ceremony
Join Radford Public Library in the 21st Radford Tree Lighting Ceremony. Doors open at 5 p.m. Hodge Podge Cookies is bringing their sugar and chocolate chip cookies and hot chocolate to hand out. Thanks to our Lamplighters for funding these delicious treats which are free to attendees. Santa will be on hand for photo opportunities and will offer a festive reading. The Grove United Methodist Church Handbell Choirs will perform at 6 p.m. Following the performance there will be interactive playing. Bells will be (temporarily) provided for your musical participation. Tree lighting at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 7:
American Legion meeting
The American Legion, Harvey-Howe-Carper Post 30 will meet at 6 p.m. at the VFW Post Home on 102 Watts St. in Radford. For further information, please call 540-250-2283 or 540-239-9864.
Friday, Dec. 8:
Christmas on Main in Downtown Christiansburg
Join The Town of Christiansburg starting at 5 p.m. for Christmas at the Market featuring local crafters and other vendors, followed by the Tree Lighting Ceremony and Christmas Parade. The Tree Lighting Ceremony with the mayor will take place at Town Square at roughly 6:50 p.m., with the Christmas Parade starting at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 9:
NAACP year-end meeting
The NAACP will hold its year-end meeting 9 -11:30 a.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 500 Stuart St., Christiansburg. Douglas Asante will speak about Ghana and the slave trade.
Monday, Dec. 11:
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, Dec. 12:
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 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.
Sunday, Dec. 17:
The annual Stroubles Mill Neighborhood Association Luminary display will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Blacksburg (Hethwood). Rain date is Monday, Dec. 18.
Radford “Candyland” Parade registration
Radford’s Holiday Parade, themed “Candyland”, will take place on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023 at 7 p.m. Line-up begins at 6 p.m. The parade route will line-up on East Main Street between Tyler Avenue and University Drive Bridge and proceed westward along Main Street to the Central Square Shopping Center. To register, complete the form at www.radford.gov and return it to: Radford Parks and Recreation, Attention: Donna Wolfe, 200 George St., Radford.
Blacksburg stormwater utility credit application deadline
Deadline for Stormwater Utility Credit Applications is Jan. 1, 2024. If you are located within the Town of Blacksburg and have a stormwater management facility on your site, you may quality for a credit on your monthly stormwater utility fee. Go to www.blacksburg.gov/stormwaterfund and review the Stormwater Utility Credit Manual to know more. Stormwater management facilities are typically ponds (either dry ponds/dry detention basins or wet retention basins). Other types include underground storage structures (usually located under parking lots in commercial areas), vegetated areas like bio-retentions, and mechanical filters that remove oil and sediment from stormwater runoff. Questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540-443-1354.
Blacksburg Comprehensive Plan Amendment application process
In 2021, Town Council adopted the updated Comprehensive Plan. As part of the mid-way evaluation between five-year updates, the town accepts privately initiated applications for amendments to the plan. Amendments include changes to Future Land Use Map designations or the text of the Plan. Applications due on Jan. 15, 2024. A pre-application meeting is required prior to submittal. Contact Maeve Gould, Comprehensive Planner, at (540) 443-1300 or CompPlan@blacksburg.gov, with questions, or to schedule a pre-application meeting.
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. 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.