Do Values Matter?: The event will be on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wortmann Ballroom in the Colket Center. Join the Center for Policy, Ethics, and Law for an evening with Mark Quiner. Mark Quiner is an experienced group facilitator with over 40 years of experience. He currently serves as director of NCSL’s Center for Ethics in Government, whose mission is to restore trust and confidence in representative government by promoting responsible behavior in legislatures and educating the public on the importance of the legislative process.
Previously, Quiner was the acting director of the Wyoming Legislative Service Office, where he served for 26 years. Following law school at the University of Wyoming, he worked for Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice C. Stuart Brown, then served as the state’s assistant attorney general. This event is free and open to the public. To register, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/do-values-matter-tickets-675428884977
Rep. Cline Staff Mobile Office Hours: A member of Congressman Ben Cline’s staff will hold mobile office hours at the Salem Public Library (Meeting Room), 28 East Main Street in Salem on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023, at 10 a.m. A staff member will be available to meet with citizens to assist with problems they might have with a federal agency and hear their views on current issues before Congress.
Speaker Series: The History of Mac and Bob’s: What opened as a 10-stool “Sub Pub” in 1980 has expanded over time into a sprawling 330-seat, full service restaurant with an 80-tap bar and over 100 employees. Mac & Bob’s has grown, not only in size, but also in the hearts of the people of Salem. Bob Rotanz, the “Bob” in Mac and Bob’s, will share the restaurant’s incredible story. This talk is open to the public. The event, which is hosted by the Salem Museum, will be on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Book Talk: At Home with the Virginia Presidents: What do George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler and Zachary Taylor have in common? They were all born in Virginia–-making the Old Dominion the birthplace of more United States Presidents than any other state in the Union. On Saturday, Nov. 18 at 11 a.m., Heather Cole, author of “Virginia’s Presidents: A History and Guide” will present an engaging armchair travel talk about these eight Virginia-born presidents and the sites that shaped their lives. The trip will travel the state–from Staunton to Charles City and Wytheville to Winchester–to (virtually) visit the homes and historic sites of the Virginia presidents. Attendees will learn a bit about the presidents’ lives, take a peek inside their homes, and get ideas for their next history road trip. Cole will sign copies of her book after the talk. The program will take place at the Salem Museum, and is free and open to the public.
Theory of a Deadman and Skillet: The bands will perform at the Salem Civic Center on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $40.50.
DMV2Go: DMV2Go will be at the Salem Civic Center from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Nov. 27.
Mannheim Steamroller: Chip Davis, founder and creator of Mannheim Steamroller, will celebrate over 35 Years of his annual Christmas concert tour during a Sunday, Dec. 3 performance at 7 p.m. at the Salem Civic Center. It is the longest running concert tour in the entertainment industry. Tickets can be found at the Salem Civic Center Box Office or online at Ticketmaster.com.
DMV2Go: DMV2Go will be at the Salem Civic Center from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Dec. 18.
Salem Stampede Championship Rodeo: Southwest Virginia’s favorite family-friendly event is back for the 56th year. The Salem Stampede Championship Rodeo bucks back into Salem Jan. 5-7 of 2024 with the same non-stop excitement fans have come to love for decades. Tickets are start at $20 and go up to $30. They can be purchased at the Salem Civic Center Box Office or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Riley Green & Tracy Lawrence: Riley Green, the Academy of Country Music’s new male artist of the year in 2020, is set to make his first appearance at the Salem Civic Center. Green will be joined by Tracy Lawrence and opening act Ella Langley when he hits the arena’s historic stage on March 7, 2024. Tickets can be purchased at the Salem Civic Center Box Office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and online anytime at www.ticketmaster.com
REO Speedwagon and Rick Springfield: Classic rock and roll hitmakers REO Speedwagon and Rick Springfield are once again joining forces on the road in 2024 and bringing their tour to the Salem Civic Center on Tuesday, March 26. Tickets range in price from $35 to $169. Tickets can be purchased at the Salem Civic Center Box Office or online at ticketmaster.com.
Rend Collective: Rend Collective, the popular Contemporary Christian worship band from Northern Ireland, is coming to the Salem Civic Center on Sunday, April 7, 2024, for a night of uplifting and upbeat praise music. The band is an eclectic collection of multi-instrumentalist performers who have produced two No. 1 albums on the Christian charts and produced a song of the year in “Counting Every Blessing.” Tickets, which can be purchased at the Salem Civic Center Box Office or online at ticketmaster.com, start at $28 and go up to $48.
Dustin Lynch: “Kill the Cowboy” tour: Country musician Dustin Lynch will perform at the Salem Civic Center on Friday, April 12, 2024, as part of his “Killed the Cowboy” tour with special guest Skeez. Tickets start at $35.50. Lynch first appeared in Salem in 2015 when he starred on the final day of the Blue Ridge Music Festival at Salem Stadium. He was just starting to crank out hit songs back then, but he now has eight No. 1 songs, four top-5 albums, 10 gold and platinum certified singles, and he has tallied over 5.4 billion cumulative global streams. His sixth studio album is “Killed The Cowboy.”
The Salem City Council will meet on Monday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m.
The Salem City School Board will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.
The Salem City Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m.
The Salem City Council will meet on Monday, Nov. 27 at 6:30 p.m.
The Salem City Council will meet on Monday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m.
The Salem City School Board will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.
The Salem City Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.