Catawba Center Playground Ribbon Cutting: Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism will celebrate a new playground at the Catawba Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 4, at 3:30 p.m. Roanoke County utilized Capital Maintenance Project funds allocated by the Board of Supervisors to complete the park’s new playground. Roanoke County will also celebrate opening day of the Catawba Valley Farmers Market, which begins the 14th season of operation. The event will take place at the Catawba Center located at 4965 Catawba Creek Rd. Catawba, Virginia 24070.
71st Ernest “Pig” Robertson Fishing Rodeo: The City of Salem Parks & Recreation Department will hold the fishing rodeo for children ages 3-8 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. for children ages 9-12.
“Music Down in my Soul”: The Salem Choral Society will hold a free concert at the Salem Presbyterian Church at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 30. Donations will be accepted.
Talk & Tour: Documentary Screening & Walking Tour at Roanoke College’s Historic Campus: On Thursday, May 11 at 7 p.m. at the Salem Museum, Dr. Jesse Bucher will share the findings of the Center’s Genealogy of Slavery Research Project conducted in summer, 2022. Six student researchers have identified more than 2,500 enslaved men, women, and children in Roanoke County. Dr. Bucher’s presentation will include a screening of a short documentary by the project team that describes their findings, but also the emotions and revelations they experienced in the course of their research. The in-person program is part of the Salem Museum’s Speaker Series and is free and open to the public. On Saturday, May 13 at 11 a.m., Dr. Bucher will conduct a walking tour of Roanoke College’s historic buildings, dating back to the College’s first structure, the Administration Building that was begun in 1848. The Roanoke College campus includes a number of historic structures, but three of them—a large antebellum mansion, the slave quarters that served the house, and a nearby family home—provide a rare window into life in Salem in the mid-1800s. Participants meet at Monterey House at the corner of Clay and High Streets. The tours are free and open to the public.
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.
Family Service of the Roanoke Valley: 3rd FSRV Bike, Car & Truck Show: The event is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 13 at the Salem Civic Center. It’s free for spectators. Vehicle registration is $25.
3rd Annual Relay for Life Car Show: The event is 2-6 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 at the Salem Civic Center. While open to the public, vehicle registration is $20.
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.
3rd Annual Salem Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show: The event is 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, May 26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, May 27 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, May 28 at the Salem Civic Center. Attendance is $8 for adults, $3 for ages 11-17 and free for ages 10 and under with a paying adult. Tickets are good for all three days.
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.
Salem Fair: The Salem fair will be at the Salem Civic Center June 28-July 9. It will be open from 4-11 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12-11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.
Salem Gun & Knife Sale: The event will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, July 15 and 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sunday, July 16 at the Salem Civic Center. Tickets are $10 for adults and free for those 12 and under with a paying adult.
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit with special guest S.G. Goodman: The event will be at the Salem Civic Center at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9. Tickets are $47.50, $62.50, $87.50 and $132.50.
36th Annual Mopars In The Valley Car & Truck Show: The free event will be at the Salem Civic Center from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2.
The Salem City Council will meet on Monday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m.
The Salem City School Board will meet on Tuesday, May 9 at 7 p.m.
The Salem Planning Commission will meet on May 10 at 7 p.m.
The Salem City Council will meet on Monday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m.
The Salem City Council will meet on Monday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m.
The Salem City School Board will meet on Tuesday, June 13 at 7 p.m.
The Salem Planning Commission will meet on June 14 at 7 p.m.
The Salem City Council will meet on Monday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m.
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