Briefs – April 15, 2017


Blacksburg Easter egg hunt today

Blacksburg’s annual Easter egg hunt will take place from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. today at Municipal Park, 920 Turner St.

Christiansburg Easter egg hunt today

Christiansburg Parks and Recreation is teaming up with the Christiansburg Kiwanis Club to host the biggest Easter Egg Hunt the town has ever seen, featuring more than 10,000 eggs!

The hunt, which is being held today at Kiwanis Park, is free to the public. Photos with the Easter Bunny will cost $1.

In addition to golden eggs in the age groups of 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12, there will be two mystery eggs in each group. One lucky participant will walk away with a Nintendo Wii donated by the Christiansburg Walmart.

If planning on attending, make sure to arrive at the right time for your child’s age group. Children ages 3-5 will begin their search for eggs at 10 a.m., children ages 6-8 will begin at 10:15 a.m., children ages 9-12 will begin at 10:30 a.m. and children 3 and under will begin at 10:45 a.m.

In the event of inclement weather, the Easter Egg Hunt will be held inside the Christiansburg Recreation Center. Please call after 8 a.m. on the day of the event to see if the hunt has been moved.

For more information, call 382-2349.

Diamond Hills Park Stream clean-up today

Join the Town of Christiansburg’s Engineering Department today for a two-hour cleanup of the Diamond Hills Park stream, which flows into Crab Creek.

Engineering staff will be on site to share more information on the construction being done at Diamond Hills Park, which, when fully complete, will include a restored stream and wooded riparian area that will be protected in perpetuity as a green space. Future plans include a trail network, as well as possible recreational amenities.

Dress appropriately, with the possibility of getting wet. Closed shoes and long pants are recommended, as well as gloves if you have them. It’s also a good idea to bring a water bottle since we’ll be outside in (hopefully) nice weather!

This is a rain or shine event. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Engineering staff will provide trash bags and will meet participants at the end of the road on Scattergood Drive NW. Signage will direct motorists to the parking area.

Hike for Hospice registration open until Wednesday

Online Pre-registration is open until Wednesday for the second annual Hike for Hospice. Only those who pre-register in advance are guaranteed an exclusive second annual NRV Hike for Hospice T-shirt.

The event will include hiking, games and live music. Lunch will provided by Heathwood Market Catering. Participants will have the option of choosing between three hike routes: easy/ADA accessible, moderate and advanced. Hikes will be led by Claytor Lake State Park rangers.

Adult pre-registration is $25, student pre-registration is $20, and a team (four or more) is $20. Fees will increase by $5 for day-of registration.

Register online at

Tri-Community Revival Sunrise Service

The First Missionary Baptist Church is hosting an Easter Sunrise Service beginning at 6 a.m. April 16. Pastor Richard A. Goodman, Sr. and the choir will render the service. The church is located at 7318 Manns Drive in Radford.

Easter Sunrise Service at St. Paul United Methodist Church

On April 16, St. Paul United Methodist Church in Christiansburg will host an Easter Sunrise Service at 6:45 a.m. The service will be outside the Fellowship Hall. If it is raining, the service will be inside. Free breakfast treats, coffee and juice will be provided after the service in the fellowship hall. The church is located at 220 West Main St. in Christiansburg. For more information, call Glenn Cochran at 250-3560.

NAACP hosts general body meeting April 23

The Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County NAACP General Body meeting will be held at Schaeffer Memorial Baptist Church, 570 High St. in Christiansburg. The meeting will begin at 3:30pm.

Our CREDO speaker will be Danielle Jeffers, an undergraduate at Virginia Tech who founded “Dough 4 Degrees.” She teaches students how to earn scholarship money enabling them to graduate with less debt.

All are welcome.

Blacksburg United Methodist Church hosts film screening April 27

Blacksburg United Methodist Church’s monthly Faith & Film series continues on April 27, from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Central Conference Room, 111 Church St. in Blacksburg. The film will be “The Wisdom to Survive,” which examines the challenges that climate change poses and discusses meaningful action that can be taken by individuals and communities.

Screenings are free and open to all. Refreshments will be served. Deacon Leigh Anne Taylor will lead the discussions. For more information, or a schedule of the entire series, contact Jennifer Cooper at or 381-5854.