Upcoming Events

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Thursday, Nov. 7:

 

American Legion meeting

The American Legion, Harvey-Howe-Carper Post 30 will meet at 7 p.m. at the Radford VFW Post Home on 102 Watts St. in Radford. For further information, please call 250-2283 or 239-9864.

 

Learn about Native American culture

Join Claytor Lake Naturalist, John Duncan, to learn about the Native Americans who inhabited this area, see some artifacts, and color a Native American Medicine Wheel at the Radford Public Library; 11 a.m.

 

Friday, Nov. 8:

 

NRV Furniture’s six-year anniversary ribbon cutting and Bobcat tailgate

Come help support and celebrate this exciting accomplishment!

Ribbon cutting at 5:15 p.m., and the Radford Bobcats drum line to follow.

There will be a tailgate in the parking lot, including entertainment, free food, and prizes before the last Radford High School Football home game! 125 W. Main St., Radford; 4:30- 6 p.m.

 

Computer Workshop

“Word: Part 2” will teach students to organize content using tables and charts, customize formats using styles and themes and insert content using Quick Parts. The course will cover templates, building blocks, footnotes, indexes and mail merge; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at NRCC in Dublin on Friday, November 8, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Microsoft 2019, class #15285).

 

Concert at Solitude

Anya Hinkle and Tellico will perform at Solitude, located at 705 West Campus Dr. next to the Duck Pond, at 7 p.m. Football game parking restrictions have been waived, so parking beside the building is available. With vivid storytelling, vibrant musicianship and arresting honesty, Anya Hinkle & Tellico explore the beauty of songcraft through the lens of the Appalachian stringband tradition. Tellico features the singing and songwriting of Anya Hinkle, originally from Blacksburg, steeped in the tones of bluegrass and seasoned by travels across the world. Tellico includes Julian Pinelli on fiddle, Thomas Cassell on mandolin, and Johnny Calamari on bass. Free, but donations to the band welcome. Seating is limited, so arrive early. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, Nov. 9:

 

Mount Tabor Ruritan Biscuit Breakfast

Hungry for some biscuits and gravy, or biscuits and apple butter? From 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., the Mount Tabor Ruritan Club will be serving up scratch-made biscuits topped with delicious sausage gravy, or with some of our “world-famous” apple butter. There will also be scrambled eggs, as well as orange juice, milk and coffee. Breakfast will be served in the Fellowship Hall of Slusser’s Chapel, 1543 Mount Tabor Rd, Blacksburg. 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, therefore, donations will be accepted for the breakfast. More information at https://fb.com/MtTaborRuritan

 

Northside Church holds donation drives

Take gently used, clean clothing, toys and books to Northside Presbyterian Church on November 2, 9 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Since 1988, the Northside Church has been a collection site for donations to benefit the Montgomery County Christmas Store. The Christmas Store partners with MCEAP Thrift Store and all donations will be taken to the Store where they will be sorted by MCEAP volunteers. Please donate new and gently used, clean clothing for sizes Newborn to Adult. Critical needs include boys and girls infant to size 5 winter coats, kids winter shoes and boots, 2X and larger clothing for men and women, and men’s gloves and hats. Gently used, clean toys and books are always needed. Non-perishable and canned foods are also accepted.Questions? Contact Mary Lough at 540-250-5810.

 

Saturday, Nov. 9:

 

Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale

The Women’s Bible Study of First Baptist Church,555 West Rock Road, Radford, will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Hotdogs, soft drinks, and baked goods available. Many fall craft items and Christmas crafts will be available. Rev. C. Coles Casey is the Pastor at First Baptist Church. Rev. Jenene Lewis is the Associate Pastor and Bible Study Instructor.

 

Sunday, Nov. 10:

 

Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale

The Women’s Bible Study of First Baptist Church,555 West Rock Road, Radford, will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Hotdogs, soft drinks, and baked goods available. Many fall craft items and Christmas crafts will be available. Rev. C. Coles Casey is the Pastor at First Baptist Church. Rev. Jenene Lewis is the Associate Pastor and Bible Study Instructor.

 

NAACP Veteran’s Day celebration 

Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County branch of the NAACP will hold a Veterans’ Day Celebration at 3 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 500 Stuart St. in Christiansburg.  The featured speaker will be Mr. Elmer A Bishop, Former Gunners Mate, U. S. Navy.  Veterans will be honored and are welcome to participate in the procession. All are welcome.

 

Monday, Nov. 11:

 

Veterans Day Parade

Christiansburg High School will be hosting its annual Veterans Day Parade at 10:30 a.m. Parking on Main Street will be prohibited after 6 a.m. on Nov. 11, and Main Street will be closed to traffic starting at 8:45 a.m. The street will be reopened by 1 p.m.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 12:

 

Veterans meeting

Sons of Confederate Veterans, Stuart Horse Artillery Camp 1784, 7 p.m. at Ray’s Restaurant on Rt. 221, north of Floyd. Members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) are also invited to attend. Member Gary Gray will present Part 2 of his “History of the Stuart Horse Artillery.” This will be followed by a discussion of the upcoming Christmas Parade in Floyd. For further information, please call 320-4315 or 239-9864.

 

Saturday, Nov. 16:

 

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Radford Church of God in Christ invites you to our free community Thanksgiving dinner noon – 3 p.m. There will be lots of fun, fellowship, food and door prizes.  Come out and fellowship with us; 206 Russell Avenue, Radford

 

Pilot Pancake Supper

Pancake Supper at the Pilot Community Center, 4449 Brush Creek Road, Pilot; 4 – 6 p.m. $5 per person. Proceeds from this fundraiser will help restore this historic structure. The old Pilot School was built in 1921, and is the only four-room schoolhouse still surviving in Montgomery County. The Pilot Community Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity and all donations are tax deductible.

 

On-going:

 

Christiansburg Leaf Collection

The Town of Christiansburg is offering its annual Loose Leaf Collection service to residents weekdays from Nov. 4 through Dec. 20, weather permitting. Public Works crews will only collect piles of loose leaves; leaves placed in bags will not be accepted. Please do not place pile of loose leaves in a way that blocks sidewalks, sanitary sewers, solid waste carts, drainage ditches or utility meter boxes.

 

Crafting Group

Christiansburg Helping Hands is a group of crafters coming together every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. at the Christiansburg Rec Center. We make items for various needs in our community. Please feel free to join us for a fun afternoon of knitting, crocheting or sewing (your choice), as well as connect with some new friends and make a difference in our community. For more information contact Tina at knitpic@aol.com.

 

VFW Scholarship Opportunity

The Meadowbrook Library and VFW Post 4920 and Auxiliary are working together to provide the opportunity for students to enter for the VFW Scholarships-Patriots Pen and Voice of Democracy. These are open for students in grades 6-12. These scholarships can be worth up to $30,000 but you have to enter to be eligible. Entry forms and instructions are available at the Meadowbrook Library.

 

Storytime at the Radford Public Library

Come join us for weekly storytimes at the library! Storytimes are designed to promote pre-reading skills and a love of books. We share books, finger-plays, songs, and other activities that parents and caregivers can repeat at home. No sign-up required, just drop in! Ages 0-2: Wednesdays and Thursdays; 10 – 10:30 a.m.; Ages 3 and up: Wednesdays and Thursdays; 11 – 11:45 a.m.

 

Community Health Center of the NRV helps adults access VA health coverage

As of Jan. 1, 2019, new health coverage for adults covers 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.

 

Art in Miss Jessie’s Gallery & Front Desk

All Month of November, at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library. Featuring the sculpture, drawings, paintings, and graphics of artist Ling Jie Gu, who seeks to find meaning in the natural world land translate it into a comprehensible format for her audience to enjoy. The pieces are either anecdotes of her imagination, or merely studies of how the natural world operates. She seeks to translate these things into a common lingo. Don’t miss her high energy show!

 

Cards for Veterans

All Month of November, at the Christiansburg Library. Make a card for a veteran. Cards will be forwarded to a non-profit organization that supports the military who will then send them out.

 

Conversation Starters

All Month of November, at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library. Be sure to answer the latest thought-provoking question on our whiteboard near the entrance. We’ll ask a new question several times a week.

 

  1. Pluribus Unum

All Month of November, at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library. Looking for something to do? Come in and help put together a 1,000 piece puzzle.

 

Facebook Recipe Swap!

All Month of November, at the Christiansburg Library. Share your favorite recipe ideas on our Facebook Page all month long and discover new recipes.

 

Help the Veterans with your donations

All Month of November, at the Christiansburg Library

The Christiansburg Library is a collection point for items needed at the VA Medical Center in Salem. Bring your donations of the following items to the library during November: deodorant, denture adhesive, 3 in 1 body wash/shampoo/conditioner, body lotion, toothpaste, nail clippers, sweatpants, sweatshirts, t-shirts (size M, L, XL) , and new baseball caps. Co-Sponsored by Elliston-Shawsville Post 4920 & Auxiliary.

 

Help the Veterans with your donations

All month at the Meadowbrook Public Library. Supplies will be provided for you to make a card thanking a Veteran for his/her service. Let them know you appreciate their service and their sacrifice for our freedom. Place your cards inside the red, white, and blue mail box in the library. Cards will be delivered to the Veterans at the Salem VA Center before November 11 (Veterans Day). Co-sponsored by Elliston- Shawsville VFW Post 4920 & Auxiliary and Meadowbrook Public Library.

 

Junior Artist Program

All Month of November, at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library. Become a Junior Artist and earn a sketchbook! Just pick up an art card at the front desk, visit Miss Jessie’s Gallery, answer a few questions, then return your signed card to the front desk for a bookmark. Complete five cards, and you will get your very own artist sketchbook. Parental assistance is encouraged, particularly for the littlest Junior Artists!