Thursday, Jan. 11:
What do the financial headlines mean… for you?
At the Blacksburg Library; 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. What do unemployment numbers mean for the average Joe? What does inflation tell us? And what can we do about it in our own financial lives? Tom Reilly, personal finance professor at Virginia Tech and retired financial advisor, will explain unemployment, wages and income, inflation, and GDP statistics are calculated. Then, he will discuss how attendees can use this information to better understand and interpret financial headlines in your everyday life.
Friday, Jan. 12:
Music In Virtual Reality
At the Radford Public Library; 3- 4 p.m. Come conduct an orchestra or dance to the music in Virtual Reality at the library! We have two Meta Quest 2 VR headsets so library patrons can learn to be a Maestro and learn to use virtual spaces. If you’d prefer to reserve a different time, email email@example.com.
Teen Window Painting
At the Radford Public Library; 3 – 5 p.m. Teens are invited to spend the afternoon painting the window in the teen area that looks out on the patio.
Saturday, Jan. 13:
Mount Tabor Ruritan Biscuit Breakfast
Mount Tabor Ruritan Club will be serving up hot biscuits topped with delicious sausage gravy, or with the latest batch of our “world-famous” apple butter. We will also have scrambled eggs, juice and coffee. Breakfast will be served in the Fellowship Hall of Slusser’s Chapel, 1543 Mount Tabor Rd, Blacksburg; 8 – 10 a.m. This is below the Sanctuary, on the lower church parking lot level. This is a fundraiser for our club to help us as we serve our community, and donations will be accepted for the breakfast. More information at https://fb.com/MtTaborRuritan.
Sadie’s Diaries: a local history program
At the Christiansburg Library; 3- 4 p.m. Join local historian and transcriber, Kathy Calvert, as she introduces us to Sarah Eliza VanPelt Summers through her own words. This autobiographical collection recorded her daily life in Snowville, Christiansburg, and other parts of the New River Valley in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Copies of the book will be for sale for $20, cash only.
Tuesday, Jan. 16:
Coffee Club for Adults (age 50+)
At the Radford Public Library; 10 – 11 a.m. Make new friends and reminisce with coffee and snacks from Arabica Cafe!
Thursday, Jan. 18:
City scenes, urban landscapes photo club topic
Adi Ben-Senior will present the program on photographing city scenes and urban landscapes at the Radford Photo Club meeting at 6 p.m. at the Radford Public Library. The presentation is a follow-up of an earlier meeting on the same topic led by Michele Borgarelli. The two professional photographers have somewhat different styles and equipment preferences.
Attendees should feel free to bring a cityscape or urban landscape photo if they wish feedback and bring two photos to the February meeting to receive further critique. The photo challenge for January is black and white outdoor photography. There is also an open challenge. The Radford Photo Club is made up of professional and amateur photographers from throughout the New River Valley. Meetings, events, and outings are open to the public. If you have questions about the club, email Lucy Gilmore at firstname.lastname@example.org or Michele Borgarelli at email@example.com.
Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting
The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Stuart Horse Artillery Camp 1784 will meet at 7 p.m. at Aly’s Italian Family Restaurant on 3204 Riner Rd. Members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) are also invited to attend. For further information, please call 540-320-4315 or 540-239-9864.
Monday, Jan. 22:
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, Jan. 23:
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.
Now through 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.