Upcoming Events


Today, Wednesday, July 17:


Radford Army Ammunition Plant Community Meeting


Community meeting to discuss modernization and environmental programs at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant. Staff members from the U.S. Army and BAE Systems will be on hand to engage with the public. 6:30 p.m., Christiansburg Public Library, 125 Sheltman St.



First Missionary Baptist Church,7318 Manns Drive,New River, Virginia

Rev. Richard A. Goodman, Sr., Pastor. 540-639-5331. Youth Night; Prayer & Praise 7 p.m.; Rev. Robert Shepherd– 7:30 p.m.; Associate Minister – Macedonia Baptist Church, Choir – TBA


American Red Cross Blood Drive

Blacksburg Public Library, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Support the National Emergency Appeal. Go to www.redcrossblood.org for an online appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS, or save time by using Rapid-Pass online the day of the drive.


DIY Spa for Teens

Create your own spa and bath products at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library at 1 p.m. Ages 11 years and older. Materials provided.


Thursday, July 18:


Family Movie Matinee

“Mary Poppins Returns.” Blacksburg Public Library, 2 – 4 p.m. Light snacks and crafts provided.


Friday, July 19:


2019 Rhythm & Ribs


Paint Pouring Workshop

Blacksburg Public Library, 2 – 4 p.m. Enter the exciting world of Acrylic Paint Pouring where the paint takes on a life of its own and creates beautiful surprises. Supplies provided. Registration required.


REVIVE Training

New River Valley Community Services will have a REVIVE training 9 a.m. at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library, Floyd. REVIVE training shows how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose emergency with the administration of Naloxone (Narcan).You could save a life!


Saturday, July 20:


Stuff the Bus

Three school buses from Montgomery County, Radford City, and Floyd County will be parked at the Christiansburg Walmart from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. On this day, the community is urged to “stuff the bus” to send local children back to school prepared to learn. If your family needs assistance with school supplies for your children, or you would like additional information, please contact United Way of the New River Valley at (540) 381-2066 or by email at info@unitedwaynrv.org.


Author Talk: Rick Van Noy

Blacksburg Public Library, 2 – 3 p.m. Local author and RU professor, Rick Van Noy, will discuss his newest work, Sudden Spring. Books will be available for sale and signing.


Green Book Documentary

The “Green Book-Guide to Freedom” documentary will be shown at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library  at 10:30 a.m.  See how The Negro Motorist Green Book helped African-Americans navigate the roads of a segregated nation.


Sunday, July 21:


Tackle the Tower

Christiansburg Aquatic Center, 2-4 p.m. Have you ever jumped from five meters in the air into 17 feet of water? Well, at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center you can! We open our five meter platform and three meter spring board to the public. Come and Tackle the Tower at the CAC. All who participate must be able to swim 25 yards.

Fee: daily admission.


Friday, July 26:


Women’s & Gender Studies presentation

Women’s & Gender Studies Program of Virginia Tech presents “Living beyond Southern Living: Personal narratives from Southern women” at the Blacksburg Public Library (200 Miller Street) 5:30-7 p.m.The presentation is a four Southern women autobiographical tell-all performance about self-understanding. Their edgy narratives examine gender expectations, religious beliefs, sexuality, and the physical body. They ask, What is a feminist? Am I? Are you? A Q & A follows the performances. Some themes may be disturbing to some audiences, such as sex and abuse.

Wednesday, July 31:


Women’s & Gender Studies presentation

Women’s & Gender Studies Program of Virginia Tech presents “Living beyond Southern Living: Personal narratives from Southern women” at the Christiansburg Pubic Library (125 Sheltman Street) 6:30 – 8 p.m. see description above.


Saturday, August 24:


Annual Raise the Roof Barbecue and Craft Fair

Slusser’s Chapel, 1543 Mt. Tabor Rd.  Blacksburg, 4 -7 p.m. Dinner includes:  ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT: smoked pulled pork, chicken, burgers, and hot dogs

Home made cole slaw, baked beans, potato and macaroni salads, dessert and drink.

Eat in or take out. Adults: $10,  Kids (5-12): $5. For more information call: 540-552-8737 Proceeds going toward a new church roof.



Montgomery County, City of Radford broadband study looking for feedback

In partnership with the New River Valley Regional Commission, Montgomery County and the City of Radford are seeking feedback from citizens regarding the current status of broadband in our communities. Both electronic and paper copies of the survey are available throughout Montgomery County and the City of Radford.

To access either the electronic survey or to find out where to get a paper copy of the survey, visit http://yesmontgomeryva.org/Broadband-Survey-Released.


Take 60 on Hickok Street

Every Friday throughout the summer, get out of the office, take a break for home chores, come down to Hickok Street for lunch, lawn games and music. Macado’s, Mockingbird and El Bronco will have take-out lunch deals (visit www.Christiansburg.org/take 60) Print the flyer or show the image on your phone for:The Mockingbird Cafe & Bakery’s free bag lunch upgrade (buy a sandwich and get a free drink and cookie or cupcake), Macado’s 10 percent off any lunch meal and El Bronco Mexican Bar & Grill’s free drink with the purchase of any lunch meal.


Community Health Center of the New River Valley helps adults access VA health coverage

Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, new health coverage for adults will cover more people. If you work in retail, construction, childcare, landscaping, food service or many of the jobs that don’t offer health insurance, you may be able to get low-cost health insurance that includes regular preventive care and treatment for chronic health conditions. To find out if you’re eligible, phone the Community Health Center of the NRV (215 Roanoke Street) at 540 381-0820, or visit coverva.org


Montgomery Museum volunteer opportunities

A number of volunteer opportunities are available at the Montgomery Museum.

Docent: training is provided for individuals to staff the front office, answer calls, make sales, and interpret the history of the museum; events planning: planning and implementation of our major events annually, including Heritage Day, Mountains of Music, h’Arts on Main, Cruisin’ Christiansburg; Working with any of the committees: (Membership, Marketing, Events/Fundraising, Building Expansion, Building and Grounds); research with genealogy projects: working with the genealogy team; gardening: working in the garden with Virginia Master Gardeners. Contact 540.382.5644 and visit www.montgomerymuseum.org


Pre-1940s schools exhibit seeks contributions

The Montgomery Museum of Art and History is celebrating an upcoming new exhibit at the museum on the history of schools in Montgomery County with a series of school photos this month. If you’d like to contribute to the museum’s collection of pre-1940 photos of county schools, please contact the museum curator, Sherry Wyatt, at collections@montgomerymuseum.org.