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.
2023 Movies at Longwood: On Friday, May 19 at Longwood Park, the free monthly entertainment begins with the Disney animated picture “Jungle Cruise.” The movie will begin at dusk, around 8:30 p.m., and admission is free for all ages.
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.
Memorial Day Weekend: Fallen Defenders—Past to Present: On Saturday, May 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., experience a unique display of military uniforms and Fallen Soldier Battle Crosses. The display will represent almost every major conflict in American history from the Revolutionary War through Operation Inherent Resolve. The display will be set up on the grounds of the Salem Museum and is presented by the 24th Virginia Infantry Living Historians, who will be onsite to answer questions. This event at the Salem Museum is free and open to the public.
Traditionally, in conflicts past, the spot where a soldier or a marine fell in battle was marked by a helmet placed on a rifle with its bayonet thrust into the ground. This marker was a powerful symbol of respect, but also of courage, sacrifice and loss.
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.
2023 Movies at Longwood: “Minions The Rise of Gru” will be shown on June 16 at Longwood Park. The movie will begin at dusk, around 8:30 p.m., and admission is free for all ages.
We The Kingdom: Grammy-nominated Contemporary Christian band We The Kingdom is set to take over the Salem Civic Center on Saturday night, June 17 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25.50, $37.50, $47.50, $71.50 and $99.50 for VIP packages. Preferred parking is $10.
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.
2023 Movies at Longwood: “Lightyear” will be shown on July 21 at Longwood Park. The movie will begin at dusk, around 8:30 p.m., and admission is free for all ages.
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.
2023 Movies at Longwood: “Sonic 2” will be shown at Longwood Park. The movie will begin at dusk, around 8:30 p.m., and admission is free for all ages.
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 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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