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.
Monday, Dec. 18:
Pre-K Music Class with Alice Armentrout
At the Radford Public Library; 10 – 10:30 a.m. Local music teacher Alice Armentrout will be at the library to lead a Pre-K music class! There is no registration necessary for this event.
Tuesday, Dec. 19:
Coffee Club for Adults (age 50+)
At the Radford Public Library; 10 – 11 a.m. Cultivate community by making new friends at RL! Adults 50+ years are encouraged to come out and enjoy coffee and baked goods, provided by local Arabica Café & Bakery, while making new friends. This informal gathering will be hosted by staff member Monika. Please join us and share your stories!
At the Radford Public Library; noon- 1 p.m. Local genealogy professional Rebecca Novy will teach about how to use newspapers in your genealogical research.
Wednesday, Dec. 20:
CommUNITY Yoga for Self-Care for Adults
At the Radford Public Library; 5:45 – 6:45 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 meditation techniques to help calm the nervous system. This class is free to the public and is funded by grant money via the Virginia Department of Health.
Thursday, Dec. 21:
Photo Club meeting
The Radford Photo Club will meet at 6 p.m. at Radford Public Library. Bring your three favorite photos from 2023 on a thumb drive to share and select one as a print for the photo contest.
Dec. 14- Jan. 15:
Blacksburg Transit reduced service
Blacksburg Transit will operate on reduced service for the holiday season beginning Dec. 14. Reduced service will remain in effect until Jan. 15. There will be no bus service on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For more information, please contact 540-443-1500.
Dec. 15 – Jan. 1:
Free downtown Blacksburg parking
Free holiday parking will be in effect downtown. Normal parking rates will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 2.
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 email@example.com 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.