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Thursday

Paint “pARTy” for Project ALS

Wine & Design has partnered with Project ALS for a monthlong fundraising effort in support of the nonprofit’s research on treatments for Lou Gehrig’s disease. A highlight of the effort is today’s “pARTy” event, during which 100 percent of proceeds will be donated to support the fundraising goals. The Christiansburg studio will be open with a day of fun activities, music, food, drinks and a public painting class featuring fan-favorite artwork. Contact for details.

When: All day

Where: Wine & Design, 1580 N. Franklin St., Suite 4, Christiansburg

Cost: Donations

Contact: Terri Welch, christiansburg@wineanddesign.com, 381-6964

Veteran’s Art Exhibition

Final week! This exhibit features works by veterans of all ages and abilities to create a meaningful and visual connection to the local community as well as inspire thoughtful communication. Show closes May 19.

When: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: New River Valley Disability Resource Center, 53 W. Main St., Suite A, Christiansburg

Cost: Free

Contact: Felta Virginia, info@nrvdrc.org, 266-1435

Pulaski on Main Grand Re-Opening

Pulaski on Main, a centerpiece of the Town of Pulaski’s downtown revitalization and a new Main Street affiliate, will celebrate a reopening for business. Pulaski on Main contributes to economic vitality by providing support services for businesses located in the downtown area.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Pulaski on Main, 83 W. Main St., Pulaski

Cost: Free

Contact: Cathy Hanks, pulaskionmain@gmail.com, 440-8773

Signs & Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease Seminar

With the number of Alzheimer’s disease diagnoses increasing, it’s important to recognize what is normal as we age and which cognitive changes are cause for concern. Join Commonwealth Senior Living as we review these and discuss each step. Complimentary additional educational materials will also be available.

When: 1 to 2 p.m.

Where: Radford Senior Center, 29 W. Main St., Radford

Cost: Free

Contact: Samantha Kendrick, skendrick@commonwealthsl.com

OldTown Nights Concert — Cimmaron Band & Fuzzy Logic

A brand new event series located at the former Shawsville Middle School athletic fields, now the “OldTown Fields.” Join us for incredible bands, local food trucks, craft beer and a wonderful space for kids to run and play! Fun for the entire family!

When: 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Where: OldTown Fields, 4179 OldTown Road, Shawsville

Cost: $5, kids 12 and under free

Contact: Charlotte Hawes, oldtownfields@gmail.com, 268-1623

Gallery Talk: Ben Knapp and Kevin Concannon on Laurie Anderson

Ben Knapp, director of the Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology, and Kevin Concannon, director of the School of Visual Arts, will speak about some of Laurie Anderson’s works and the experiences they had working with Anderson and her collaborators.

When: 5:30 to 6 p.m.

Where: Moss Arts Center, 190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg

Cost: Free

Contact: Susan Bland, mossartscenter@vt.edu, 231-5300

Christiansburg Farmers’ Market

The Christiansburg Farmers’ Market is back for its fourth season, and it’s better than ever! Stop by on Thursday evenings for fresh local produce and so much more! Market will be open through Oct. 25.

When: 3 to 7 p.m.

Where: Hickok Street NW, Christiansburg

Cost: Free to attend

Contact: info@christiansburg.org

Crawford and Power LIVE!

Crawford & Power are a country duo from Franklin County, who have opened for acts such as Marshall Tucker, Luke Combs and others. Influences include Jason Isbell, Ryan Adams, Bob Seger, The Eagles, Dave Matthews, Van Morrison and many more. These guys are headed for the top, so don’t miss this one! 2DYE4QUE food truck on-site.

When: 7 to 10 p.m.

Where: Sinkland Farms Brewery, 3060 Riner Road, Christiansburg

Cost: No cover

Contact: 382-4647

Pulaski’s Old-Time Jamboree

All are welcome at this open jam session for musicians, singers and folks who just want to listen. Snacks, coffee and soft drinks are available for a donation. Every Thursday night.

When: 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Pulaski Senior Center, 106 N. Washington Ave., Pulaski

Cost: No cover

Contact: Dee Dean, 392-3555

Friday

Floyd Guild Quilt Show

Quilt show with featured artist Jenna Pynn of Calico and Old Lace, 150 quilts of all sizes, two boutiques, fully handicapped accessible, free parking and lunch available on-site. Continues Saturday.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Floyd Event Center, 188 EcoVillage Trail SE, Floyd

Cost: $6

Contact: Sue Berry, sueberry1@cox.net, 204-1994; or Judy Madigan, judymad58@outlook.com, 552-7104

Radford Public Library Book Sale

This sale offers an abundance of classics, as well as many other categories. Hardbacks are $1 and paperbacks $.50. Children’s books are half of that. All proceeds go to the Lamplighters, who fund many of the programs the library offers. Sale continues Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Come and support the Radford Public Library!

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Radford Public Library, 30 W. Main St., Radford

Cost: Free to attend

Contact: 731-3621

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group

Conducted by trained facilitators, this group is a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to develop a support system, exchange practical information, talk through issues and ways of coping, share feelings and learn about community resources. Meets the first and third Friday of the month.

When: 3 p.m.

Where: Warm Hearth Village Center, 2387 Warm Hearth Drive, Blacksburg

Cost: Free

Contact: Heather Gearheart, hgearhart@warmhearth.org, 443-3448

Duplicate Bridge

What a bargain awaits you! Free bridge lessons at 11 AM. Complimentary lunch included with your $5 entry fee. And, a fun afternoon with new friends.

When: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Blacksburg Recreation Center, 725 Patrick Henry Drive, Blacksburg

Cost: $5

Contact: Richard Rio, richrio428@yahoo.com, 553-6228

Ed Bridge & Dr. John Hassler at India Garden

Classical guitar duets.

When: 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: India Garden Restaurant, 210 Prices Fork Road, Suite D, Blacksburg

Cost: No cover; tips for musicians appreciated

Contact: 951-5100

Saturday

Saturday Morning Support Groups

Floyd Integrity is launching Saturday morning support groups. Certified facilitators Scott Haugh and Rosana Lopez Haugh plan to offer acudetox for the first hour; group discussion for the second hour; and art class for the third hour. Topics are subject to change. All activities are free of charge and peers are welcome to come and go as necessary. Floyd Integrity’s mission is liberating peers from addiction and mental illness symptoms so they can live worthy lives in independence, financial freedom and health.

When: 9 a.m. to noon

Where: 221 Yoga Studio, 4243 Floyd Highway North, Bay E, Floyd

Cost: Free

Contact: shaughman@gmail.com

Radford Public Library Book Sale

This sale offers an abundance of classics, as well as many other categories. Hardbacks are $1 and paperbacks $.50. Children’s books are half of that. All proceeds go to the Lamplighters, who fund many of the programs the library offers. Sale continues Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Come and support the Radford Public Library!

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Radford Public Library, 30 W. Main St., Radford

Cost: Free to attend

Contact: 731-3621

Floyd Guild Quilt Show

Quilt show with featured artist Jenna Pynn of Calico and Old Lace, 150 quilts of all sizes, two boutiques, fully handicapped accessible, free parking and lunch available on-site.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Floyd Event Center, 188 EcoVillage Trail SE, Floyd

Cost: $6

Contact: Sue Berry, sueberry1@cox.net, 204-1994; or Judy Madigan, judymad58@outlook.com, 552-7104

Floyd Farmers Market

Fresh produce, meats, breads, herbs, flowers, herbal supplements, kombucha, prepared foods and more available from Floyd’s local farmers and artisans. Every Saturday through Nov. 17, under the Community Pavilion in the center of Floyd, enjoy the offerings of our local vendors while listing to music from one of Floyd’s musicians. Rain or shine.

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Floyd Farmers Market, 203 S. Locust St., Floyd

Cost: Free to attend

Contact: Melissa Branks, farmersmarketfloyd@gmail.com, 835-4732

25th Annual Coal Miners Day Celebration

Hosted by the Coal Mining Heritage Association of Montgomery County. There will be live music from Heaven Bound, High Grass, Route 8 Ramblers and Half Throttle, plus the Appalachian Aftershock Clogging Group will be there. There will also be coal mining exhibits, a classic car drive-in, crafts and demonstrations, a silent auction and food for purchase. At 2 p.m. there will be a memorial ceremony honoring former coal miners.

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: McCoy Community Park, 5770 McCoy Road (behind the Longshop-McCoy Fire Station), Blacksburg

Cost: Free to attend

Contact: Gavin Faulkner, gavin@rowanmountain.com, 449-6178

Montgomery County Democrats Spring Fling

Join us for food, fun, and fellowship in a beautiful outdoor setting!

When: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Kelly and Susan Mattingly’s, 2107 Glade Road, Blacksburg

Cost: $30

Contact: Jessica Bennett, jbennettmcdc@gmail.com, 629-4097

Montgomery County Public Schools Annual Sports Physicals

All students should enter the main entrance of the hospital. Physicals will take place in the Outpatient Surgery Department. Additional activities will include free educational materials and giveaways for participants, along with concussion education materials, sports injury prevention information, orthopedic facts and general health education. Specific times are designated for each area school. Christiansburg and Auburn schools: 8 a.m. to noon; Blacksburg schools: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.; East Montgomery schools: 1 to 3 p.m.

When: Varies

Where: LewisGale Hospital-Montgomery, 3700 S. Main St., Blacksburg

Cost: Free

Contact: Linda.Scarborough@hcahealthcare.com

Royal Wedding Celebration at The Lyric

Downtown Blacksburg Inc. and the Lyric Theatre cordially invite you to join us in a spectacular celebration of the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Event will include tea, scones, cucumber sandwiches and a cash champagne and Buck’s Fizz bar! There will be funky formalwear and silly millinery contests before the wedding ceremony. Kent Jewelers will be raffling off a replica of the royal engagement ring with all proceeds going to a local worthy cause. Tickets available at the Lyric box office or at www.thelyric.com.

When: 6 a.m. (this is not a typo — the wedding starts at noon GMT)

Where: The Lyric Theatre, 135 College Ave., Blacksburg

Cost: $10; $5 18 and under

Contact: events@downtownblacksburg.com

New River Historical Society Annual Genealogy Workshop

This workshop is a program of the New River Historical Society and the Wilderness Road Regional Museum. Sessions will focus on DNA testing and the nuts and bolts of doing genealogical research. Facilitators will be Robert S. Lockett Jr., president of the Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association; and Janie Dillon, a researcher and instructor in genealogical research. Light refreshments will be served during check-in time, and lunch will be provided by the JOY Circle of Dublin Christian Church. You can register online at www.eventbrite.com by searching for Genealogy Workshop, or register by mail or in person at the museum in Newbern. All are welcome!

When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Dublin Christian Church, 5605 Dunlap Road, Dublin

Cost: $55

Contact: Becki Gunn, 674-8378

Blacksburg Farmers Market

The Blacksburg Farmers Market offers a diverse array of products such as seasonal fruits and vegetables, free-range meat, farm-fresh eggs, cut flowers, prepared foods, baked goods, artisanal crafts, honey and much more! Live music and friendly faces await you! Come check it out all year round!

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Blacksburg Farmers Market, 100 Draper Road, Blacksburg

Cost: Free to attend

Contact: Ian Littlejohn, 239-8290

Americana Afternoons at The Floyd Country Store

Root 2 Music at noon and Floyd Songwriters hosted by Stella Trudel with Jeff Liverman, Barbara Gillespie, Will & Jodie Norton at 1:15 p.m. Live music and good food, every Saturday!

When: Noon to 3 p.m.

Where: Floyd Country Store, 206 S. Locust St., Floyd

Cost: No cover

Contact: David Cannaday, info@floydcountrystore.com, 540-745-4563.

Renaissance Music Academy String Extravaganza

The Renaissance Music Academy kicks off a celebration of its 25-year anniversary with this special performance by its students. All are welcome! For more information, visit www.rmahome.com.

When: 3 p.m.

Where: Moss Arts Center, 190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg

Cost: Free

Contact: rmamusic@comcast.net, 552-1383

Courtney Logan & Kelly J at India Garden

Singer/songwriters, playing solo and as a duo, performing originals and popular covers.

When: 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: India Garden Restaurant, 210 Prices Fork Road, Suite D, Blacksburg

Cost: No cover; tips for musicians appreciated

Contact: 951-5100

Music at The Grange

Every third Saturday, join the New River Valley Boys for country and bluegrass music and dancing. (Please note: this is a no smoking and no alcohol event.)

When: 7 to 9 p.m.

Where: The Grange — Prices Fork Community Center, 4236 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg

Cost: Free

Contact: 239-0555

Pulaski Music and Merchants Festival

Music, craft beer, great food, craft vendors, live street-style magician and a kids zone. Some of our area’s most popular musical acts will be performing, including The Antecedents, Eric Gress and One Side Missing. Admission is absolutely free! Bring the entire family down to Pulaski’s historic Main Street between Washington and Jefferson avenues for an amazing night of fun!

When: 5 to 10 p.m.

Where: West Main Street, Pulaski

Cost: Free to attend

Contact: 994-8610

Sunday, May 20

Community Quilting Bee

Are you interested in meeting other quilters? How about learning new techniques, sharing experiences and growing as a quilter? Then the Community Quilting Bee is for you! Members of the Blacksburg Quilting Party will share quilting knowledge and information about their group in this casual setting. Hand and machine work is welcome

When: 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Blacksburg Library, 200 Miller St., Blacksburg

Cost: Free

Contact: 552-8246

Radford Public Library Book Sale

Final day! This sale offers an abundance of classics, as well as many other categories. Hardbacks are $1 and paperbacks $.50. Children’s books are half of that. All proceeds go to the Lamplighters, who fund many of the programs the library offers. Come and support the Radford Public Library!

When: 1 to 5 p.m.

Where: Radford Public Library, 30 W. Main St., Radford

Cost: Free to attend

Contact: 731-3621

Blacksburg Meditation Group

The format is informal and usually involves an hour of silent meditation, including time for sitting and walking. We then invite members of the group to stay for conversation. The first Sunday of the month from 7 to 7:30 p.m. a group member will offer meditation instruction and a guided meditation. This time is for anyone who would like to try out the group or who enjoys guided meditation, and beginners are especially encouraged to attend during this time. The group is led by active members, and is inclusive of people from any religious or meditation tradition. All experience levels welcome. We have a good supply of chairs and cushions, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer. Meets every Sunday evening. Please use the rear entrance and go up to the second floor.

When: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: 205 Washington St. SE, 205 Washington St. SE, Blacksburg

Cost: Free

Contact: blacksburg.meditation@gmail.com

First Lady’s Tea at the Bolling Wilson Hotel

A delightful afternoon of specialty teas, decadent finger sandwiches and elegant desserts prepared by the culinary staff of Graze on Main and served by gracious hostesses. This year’s featured guest speaker is former First Lady of Virginia Susan Allen, who will speak about American First Ladies. The Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum hosts this annual event the weekend after Mother’s Day in recognition of President Woodrow Wilson’s proclamation of the first Mother’s Day in 1914.

When: 3 p.m.

Where: Bolling Wilson Hotel, 170 E. Main St., Wytheville

Cost: $35, $50 VIP seating

Contact: info@edithbollingwilson.org, 276-223-3484

NAACP Meeting

At the May General Body Meeting of the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County Branch of the NAACP, the CREDO presentation will be by Shannon Hammonds with New River Agency on Aging. All are welcome. (Note the change of date because of Memorial Day.) Find us online at http://mrfnaacp.org, and on Facebook.

When: 3:30 p.m.

Where: The Old Hill School Community Center, 570 N. High St., Christiansburg

Cost: Free

Lee Worley LIVE!

Lee is a Sinkland Sunday favorite. A singer and guitarist, Lee is a band member in 3 Minute Lovin’, the Rum Runners and Dirt Road Breakdown. As a solo artist Lee mixes in his original music with covers from the people who inspire him, ranging from Rolling Stones and CCR to Springsteen, Steve Earle and Tom Petty, all solidly in the American genre. Manns Sausage food truck on-site.

When: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Sinkland Farms Brewery, 3060 Riner Road, Christiansburg

Cost: No cover

Contact: 382-4647

Art Classes at Art Pannonia

Offered Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, with several class times available each day. Instructor Peter Garbera lived in California for 30 years where he conducted workshops and gave seminars in the Bay area. Now the Virginia Tech graduate is artist-in-residence at Art Pannonia. His “plein air” teaching is very popular for children and adults alike.

When: Varies

Where: Art Pannonia, 114 N. Main St., Blacksburg

Cost: $35/month for junior classes (under 12); $45/month for older students

Contact: 552-0336

Monday, May 21

Signs & Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease Seminar

With the number of Alzheimer’s disease diagnoses increasing, it’s important to recognize what is normal as we age and which cognitive changes are cause for concern. Join Commonwealth Senior Living as we review these and discuss each step. Complimentary additional educational materials will also be available.

When: 11 a.m. to noon

Where: Christiansburg Senior Center, 166 N. Franklin St., Christiansburg

Cost: Free

Contact: Earnie Taylor, etaylor@commonwealthsl.com

Duplicate Bridge

The weather is getting warmer. Get out of the house and have some fun playing a card game you learned years ago. Dust off those brain cells!

When: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Blacksburg Recreation Center, 725 Patrick Henry Drive, Blacksburg

Cost: $5

Contact: Richard Rio, richrio428@yahoo.com, 553-6228

Masa Monday

Masa Monday is our weekly community-based meal showcasing old-world cooking techniques with locally sourced corn, produce and meats. Proceeds from the meal support the SNAP double-value program at the Blacksburg Farmers Market which doubles each dollar spent there by qualifying families and individuals. Live old-time music is donated by area musicians.

When: 5 to 9 p.m.

Where: Tabula Rasa on Glade, 2351 Glade Road, Blacksburg

Cost: $16 adults, $8 kids under 10

Contact: Aaron Grigsby, aaron@tabularasaonglade.com, 703-772-0312

Wilderness Road Chorus Rehearsals

Women who enjoy singing four-part harmony are invited to our Wilderness Road Chorus Monday night rehearsals. Come to harmonize with us or just come to listen. New members are welcome. Find us on Facebook to learn more.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, 600 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg

Cost: Free to visitors

Contact: Jo Burroughs, joburroughs120@gmail.com, 998-0555

Tuesday, May 22

Veterans Social

All branches of the military are welcome to take part in this monthly social. We support the Buddy Check 22 program. Meets monthly on the 22nd, regardless of day of the week.

When: 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Macado’s, 510 E. Main St., Radford

Cost: No cost to attend

Contact: T. Veggeberg, Commandant, vtveggeberg@gmail.com

VFW Bingo

VFW Post 5311 has Bingo Tuesday nights. Nightly payouts of over $1,000, plus special Blackout game. Food and homemade desserts available for purchase starting at 5:30 p.m. Bingo proceeds are used for Veterans programs and community organizations. We hope to see you there.

When: 6:30 to 10 p.m.

Where: VFW Post 5311, 490 High St., Christiansburg

Cost: No entry fee, but Bingo sheets must be purchased to play

Contact: Daniel Maderic, vfw5311@aol.com, 382-3867

Wednesday, May 23

Art Classes at Art Pannonia

Offered Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, with several class times available each day. Instructor Peter Garbera lived in California for 30 years where he conducted workshops and gave seminars in the Bay area. Now the Virginia Tech graduate is artist-in-residence at Art Pannonia. His “plein air” teaching is very popular for children and adults alike.

When: Varies

Where: Art Pannonia, 114 N. Main St., Blacksburg

Cost: $35/month for junior classes (under 12); $45/month for older students.

Contact: 552-0336

NRCC Customer Service Series: Creative Problem Solving, Part 2

Whether solving a customer’s problem, an internal work-related problem or a personal problem, one specific step-by-step approach tends to lead to a solution. This workshop addresses how to encourage creativity and identify a solution. For online registration, visit www.nr.edu/workforce, Classes & Programs, Non-Credit Course Offerings and then search for class ID #9023.

When: 1 to 5 p.m.

Where: NRCC NRV Mall site, Room 148, Christiansburg

Cost: $125

Contact: 674-3600

Learn at Lunch: Spring Turf Care

Dr. Mike Goatley, a turfgrass Extension specialist as well as a professor at Virginia Tech, will share some tips and tricks for spring turf care. Parking passes are required to park in our visitor lot. Parking is limited so please come early to grab a pass from the Pavilion and find a place to park.

When: Noon to 1 p.m.

Where: Hahn Horticulture Garden Pavilion, 200 Garden Lane, Blacksburg

Cost: Free

Contact: Stephanie, vtgarden@vt.edu, 231-5970

Duplicate Bridge

Duplicate Bridge is exercise for your brain. Keep it in shape. It is the only one you have!

When: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Blacksburg Recreation Center, 725 Patrick Henry Drive, Blacksburg

Cost: $5

Contact: Richard Rio, richrio428@yahoo.com, 553-6228

Free Beginner Ballroom Dance Lesson

Absolutely perfect for new dancers, this social dance sampler class is for everyone interested in trying partner dance classes, but not sure which dance to try or which class to take. Come out to see demonstrations from the upcoming classes, hear about discounts, ask questions and learn a little dancing. This one-hour workshop is your chance to try things out before committing to a four-week class. Plus, if you sign up for a Blacksburg group class while at the sampler, you′ll get $8 off your registration fee and an $8 coupon to use later this summer!

When: 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.

Where: Blacksburg Community Center, 725 Patrick Henry Drive, Blacksburg

Cost: Free

Contact: Sapphire Ballroom, info@SapphireDance.com, 382-8782

Blacksburg Farmers Market

The Blacksburg Farmers Market offers a diverse array of products such as seasonal fruits and vegetables, free-range meat, farm-fresh eggs, cut flowers, prepared foods, baked goods, artisanal crafts , honey and much more! Live music and friendly faces await you! Come check it out all year round!

When: Noon to 6 p.m.

Where: Blacksburg Farmers Market, 100 Draper Road, Blacksburg

Cost: Free to attend

Contact: Ian Littlejohn, 239-8290

Karaoke

Come out to sing for fun or sing to compete. This is the third competition in a series of four with a final sing-off battle on June 6. More than 3,000 songs to select. Prizes each week for the first- and second-place winners selected by “the people” with first- and second-place winners returning for the grand finale to win even greater prizes. We discovered fantastic local talent in our first ever competition during the winter. Let’s see who else has talent!

When: 7 to 10 p.m.

Where: Sinkland Farms Brewery, 3060 Riner Road, Christiansburg

Cost: No cover

Contact: 382-4647

Blacksburg Sports Club Weekly Luncheon Meetings

Each week a different coach or support person from Virginia Tech or Blacksburg High School speaks for approximately 30 minutes after lunch is served. Come and learn the “behind the scenes” details of both schools’ athletic programs. Visit our website to see this week’s speaker. Reservations not required. We are a nonprofit organization that supports both schools. Being a member also allows you access to the Ticket Exchange.

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Custom Catering, 902 Patrick Henry Drive, Blacksburg

Cost: $9

Contact: Sandy Schlaudecker, spspas@aol.com, 951-1314

Thursday, May 24

Radford Photo Club

Meetings consist of a program, followed by members displaying photos related to that month’s theme (as well as an “open theme” category). The theme for May is spring. No dues. All levels of photo enthusiasts are welcome!

When: 6 to 7:15 p.m.

Where: Radford Public Library, 30 W. Main St., Radford

Cost: Free

Contact: Debby Ring, 250-7293

Christiansburg Farmers’ Market

The Christiansburg Farmers’ Market is back for its fourth season, and it’s better than ever! Stop by on Thursday evenings for fresh local produce and so much more! Market will be open through Oct. 25.

When: 3 to 7 p.m.

Where: Hickok Street NW, Christiansburg

Cost: Free to attend

Contact: info@christiansburg.org

Route 8 Ramblers LIVE!

We just cannot get enough of them! This is the best of local bluegrass with a rotating roster of favorite players including: Jesse Smathers, Barry Collins, Patrick Robertson, John Underwood, Allen Surface, Jason Robertson and Clay Lillard with others as well. Thai This food truck on-site.

When: 7 to 10 p.m.

Where: Sinkland Farms Brewery, 3060 Riner Road, Christiansburg

Cost: No cover

Contact: 382-4647

Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms at The Floyd Country Store

See website for details.

When: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Floyd Country Store, 206 S. Locust St., Floyd

Cost: $12/$15

Contact: Dylan Locke, info@floydcountrystore.com, 745-4563

Pulaski’s Old-Time Jamboree

All are welcome at this open jam session for musicians, singers and folks who just want to listen. Snacks, coffee and soft drinks are available for a donation. Every Thursday night.

When: 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Pulaski Senior Center, 106 N. Washington Ave., Pulaski

Cost: No cover

Contact: Dee Dean, 392-3555

Friday, May 25

Duplicate Bridge

What a bargain awaits you. Free bridge lessons at 11 a.m. Complimentary lunch included with your $5 entry fee. And, a fun afternoon with new friends.

When: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Blacksburg Recreation Center, 725 Patrick Henry Drive, Blacksburg

Cost: $5

Contact: Richard Rio, richrio428@yahoo.com, 553-6228

8th Annual Chantilly Farm Bluegrass and BBQ Festival: May 25-27

Each year crowds gather in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Floyd to celebrate the coming of summer with some of the biggest bands in bluegrass and mountain music. Additional activities throughout the weekend include RV and tent camping (full hookups sold out, but lots of dry RV sites available), beer and wine garden, arts and crafts vendors, children’s activities, opportunities for jamming, hiking and biking trails, cornhole tournament, midnight campfire jams, kite flying and so much more! We’re adding a third full day of bluegrass on Sunday this year. Too many great bands to list them all here! Weekend and single-day passes are on sale now along with lots of other important info at http://bit.ly/chantillybluegrass2018.

When: All day

Where: Chantilly Farm, 2697 Franklin Pike SE, Floyd

Cost: $30-$100

Contact: Jason Gallimore, chantillyfarm@gmail.com, 808-4984

Brian Peters at India Garden

Jazz and popular standards played on vibraphone in the style of a solo pianist.

When: 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: India Garden Restaurant, 210 Prices Fork Road, Suite D, Blacksburg

Cost: No cover; tips for musicians appreciated

Contact: 951-5100

Saturday, May 26

The Pulaski Radio Show

Imagine a cross between “A Prairie Home Companion” and “The Carol Burnett Show” and you have the Pulaski Radio Show, recorded live in front of an audience. Produced by the New River Valley Regional Theatre, there will be regular characters, a guest host, a guest band and a sound effects man who doesn’t always get it right. Enjoy an amazing evening of great music, loads of laughs, audience participation and a few prizes! Entertainment that’s great for the whole family. The Pulaski Radio Show runs monthly, every fourth Saturday. Tickets are available at www.nrvregionaltheatre.com

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Pulaski Theatre, 14 W. Main St., Pulaski

Cost: $15, $10 for under 12

Contact: 440-8665

Author Reading: “The Magnet” by Mary Ashby McDonald

If you love animals and humorous veterinary stories, and if you can relate to the struggles stemming from dysfunctional families and childhood sexual abuse, you will be touched by this inspiring journey of veterinarian Dr. Mary Ashby McDonald. Laugh and cry as you follow Dr. McDonald through her life’s adventures from Maryland and D.C. to East Africa and Bolivia, and then back again to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. In each place, stories of animals, their owners and their care just may help you find some self-care of your own. McDonald is a veterinarian, international aid worker, mentor, spiritual director, deacon, author, speaker, wife and mother of two grown children. She and her husband Jack live on a historic farm in Catawba. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the reading.

When: 2 p.m.

Where: Blacksburg Library, 200 Miller St., Blacksburg

Cost: Free

Contact: 552-8246

Floyd Farmers Market

Fresh produce, meats, breads, herbs, flowers, herbal supplements, kombucha, prepared foods and more available from Floyd’s local farmers and artisans. Every Saturday through Nov. 17, under the Community Pavilion in the center of Floyd, enjoy the offerings of our local vendors while listing to music from one of Floyd’s musicians. Rain or shine.

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Floyd Farmers Market, 203 S. Locust St., Floyd

Cost: Free to attend

Contact: Melissa Branks, farmersmarketfloyd@gmail.com, 835-4732

Hamilton Wade 949 United Daughters of the Confederacy Meeting

Any woman with Confederate ancestry is welcome to attend breakfast, meeting and program.

When: 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Golden Corral, New River Valley Mall, Christiansburg

Cost: Membership

Contact: Rhonda Fleming Smith, udchamiltonwade@gmail.com, 392-5806

3rd Annual NRV Homeschool Day

A day to connect, share resources and support, and encourage one another! Homeschool workshops, project fair for students, young musician performances, used curriculum sale, info about local homeschool groups, door prizes, concessions, and more! Visit https://www.homeschool-life.com/1508/custom/60902.

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (sellers should arrive at 9 a.m.)

Where: Grace Life Baptist Church, 1640 Peppers Ferry Road NW, Christiansburg

Cost: Free to attend

Contact: Ruth Ehresman, nrvhomeschoolday@gmail.com

Blacksburg Farmers Market

The Blacksburg Farmers Market offers a diverse array of products such as seasonal fruits and vegetables, free-range meat, farm-fresh eggs, cut flowers, prepared foods, baked goods, artisanal crafts , honey and much more! Live music and friendly faces await you! Come check it out all year round!

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Blacksburg Farmers Market, 100 Draper Road, Blacksburg

Cost: Free to attend

Contact: Ian Littlejohn, 239-8290

8th Annual Chantilly Farm Bluegrass and BBQ Festival: May 25-27

Each year crowds gather in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Floyd to celebrate the coming of summer with some of the biggest bands in bluegrass and mountain music. Additional activities throughout the weekend include RV and tent camping (full hookups sold out, but lots of dry RV sites available), beer and wine garden, arts and crafts vendors, children’s activities, opportunities for jamming, hiking and biking trails, cornhole tournament, midnight campfire jams, kite flying and so much more! We’re adding a third full day of bluegrass on Sunday this year. Too many great bands to list them all here! Weekend and single-day passes are on sale now along with lots of other important info at http://bit.ly/chantillybluegrass2018.

When: All day

Where: Chantilly Farm, 2697 Franklin Pike SE, Floyd

Cost: $30-$100

Contact: Jason Gallimore, chantillyfarm@gmail.com, 808-4984

Americana Afternoons at The Floyd Country Store

American Roots at noon, Totally Unrelated Bluegrass Band at 1 p.m., Mack Belcher at 2:15 p.m. Live music and good food, every Saturday!

When: Noon to 3 p.m.

Where: Floyd Country Store, 206 S. Locust St., Floyd

Cost: No cover

Contact: David Cannaday, info@floydcountrystore.com, 745-4563

Eric Lanoue at India Garden

Singer/songwriter and guitarist with an eclectic mix of unique originals.

When: 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: India Garden Restaurant, 210 Prices Fork Road, Suite D, Blacksburg

Cost: No cover; tips for musicians appreciated

Contact: 951-5100

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