Congressional Town Hall: Residents of Salem are invited to a town hall event with Congressman Ben Cline (VA-06) next week. This town hall event is an opportunity for residents of Salem to engage in a dialogue with Rep. Cline about important issues in Virginia’s Sixth Congressional District. The Salem town hall will take place Thursday, Feb. 16, from 12-1:30 p.m. at the Lydia’s Italian Kitchen, located at 1713 Riverview Dr., Salem, VA 24153. In order to accommodate the diverse schedules of Sixth District constituents, Rep. Cline has rotated all of his town halls between morning, lunch, and evening meetings. “I look forward to meeting with the citizens of Salem next week,” Cline said. “As with my previous town halls in the area, this forum will allow me to engage with Salem residents and take their views to Washington.” Constituents planning to attend must register here on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/salem-town-hall-with-rep-ben-cline-tickets-541580731547. Citizens of Salem will be given priority regarding comments during the town hall.
Ridge View Bank Ribbon Cutting: Ridge View Bank will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for its first full-service SMART Center office in Salem, Virginia at 124 West Main Street. The SMART Center concept is focused on customer interaction and advanced technology and is one of several Ridge View Banks has planned for the immediate future. The ceremony will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16.
Craft and Vendor Fair: The Craft and Vendor Fair hosted by the Lambda Chapter of VA Alpha Delta Kappa Teacher Sorority is set to make its return this year after taking several years off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The last fair was held in 2020. This year’s fair will be at Andrew Lewis Middle School on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The inclement weather date is Feb. 25. Admission is free.
Theatre Roanoke College Winter Production: “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde: The event will be Feb. 23- 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Olin Theater It is directed by Danielle Barre. Jack and Algernon are both trying to woo their lady loves. The two charming young ladies – sophisticated Gwendolen from the city and naive Cecily from the country – are in love with Earnest Worthing. But there is no such person as Earnest Worthing. Gwendolen thinks Jack is Earnest, and Cecily thinks Algernon is Earnest. Each girl swears that she could never love a man who wasn’t named Earnest. In the midst of all this confusion comes Lady Bracknell, who doesn’t like the idea of anybody loving anybody. Wilde unwinds this knotty affair into one of the favorite comedies of English literature. Tickets are $7 for general admission or $5 for seniors/students. Tickets are available by calling 540-375-2333 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce Awards Business Awards Breakfast March: It will be on March 17 at 8 a.m. at the Salem Civic Center.
51st Annual Spring Home Show: The show will be at the Salem Civic Center 2-6 p.m. Friday, March 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 25 and 12-5 p.m. Sunday, March 26. Tickets will be sold at the door.
2023 Senior Fun & Health Fair Day: The event, which is open to the public and free, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 at the Salem Civic Center.
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra: The Music of John Denver: The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 28 at the Salem Civic Center. Tickets are $31, $34 and $45.
2023 Mother’s Day Brunch Fundraiser: The event hosted by Salem Area Ecumenical Ministries will be on Saturday, May 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hidden Valley Country Club. It will benefit ACT Packs for Children, Student Led Food Pantry, Summer Feed & Read and Mrs. Dorsey’s Clothes Closet.
Foreigner: Greatest Hits Tour: The performance will be at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 21 at the Salem Civic Center. Tickets are $39.50, $55, $69.50, $85 and $125.
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra: Pink Floyd—Dark Side of the Moon: The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 16 at the Salem Civic Center. Tickets are $31, $34 and $45.
The Salem City Council will meet on Monday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m.
The Salem City Council will meet on Monday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m.
The Salem City School Board will meet on Tuesday, March 14 at 7 p.m.
The Salem Planning Commission will meet on March 15 at 7 p.m.
The Salem City Council will meet on Monday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m.