Upcoming Events


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.


Saturday July 27:


Back to School Block Party

Meadowbrook Public Library, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Come enjoy inflatables, games, face painting, prizes and cool refreshments in the Meadowbrook courtyard! Sponsored by Farmland Equipment.



Meadowbrook Public Library, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Bring your child to read to adoptable cats. Interacting with children helps socialize the cats to make it easier for the cats to find their forever home.


Sunday, July 28:

Family Movie Matinee

Radford Public Library, 2 p.m. Come see the new live-action adaptation of “Dumbo.” Movies are shown on the big screen and are free and open to the public. Snacks and drinks are encouraged – just bring them with you and get cozy!


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.



Radford High School Reunion

Radford High School classes of 1990-1994 are having a multi-class reunion on homecoming weekend (Sept 20-21, 2019). Come to the homecoming football game on Friday night (Radford vs Gretna), and then join us for the reunion events on Saturday, September 20. Saturday events include a high school tour at 11:00 AM, a family picnic at Bisset Park at 12:30 PM, and a party at Sharkey’s Up Top beginning at 5:00 PM. We also invite faculty to attend the events. For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact Joseph Burcham at 703-878-8380 or josephaburcham@yahoo.com. Good initial head count needed by Aug. 15.


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.