Salem Museum Members’ Summer Picnic: Please join us for our Members’ Picnic on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 6 to 8 pm. We will have seating in our Community Room and outdoors on our lovely Green Roof. Our event will feature BBQ, beer and wine, with catering by Lost Mountain Breads, and music by Jim Robinson on the Hammered Dulcimer. Cost is $22 per person, payable by mail, or dropped off at the Museum, or call us with your credit card. Please RSVP by September 1 by calling 540-389-6760, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Submitted by the Salem Museum and Historical Society
Olde Salem Days 2022: Olde Salem Days is set to return Saturday, Sept. 10. The Rotary Club of Salem anticipates an event larger than last year’s, with over 250 artisans and crafters. It is the largest fund-raising event for the club. More information can be found at oldesalemdays.com.
LeadHERship Series – “Innovative Workplace Communication: Impacts of Digitalization”: The Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce will be holding a luncheon Sept. 13 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Virginia Western Community College Natural Science Center in partnership with Virginia Western College of Career and Corporate Training featuring Anne Millehan from Millehan Coaching and Consulting. The topic will be “Innovative Workplace Communication: Impacts of Digitization.” It is part of a 10-month Women’s LeadHERship Series for women across all industries. Series attendees only. There is no registration, but an RSVP is required. More information can be found at: https://s-rcchamber.org/
Gary Allan’s Ruthless Tour: The country music artist will be at the Salem Civic Center Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. His first new album in eight years was released last year. Tickets range in price from $37.50 to $97.50. They can be purchased at the Salem Civic Center Box Office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
City Council candidate forum: The Salem Kiwanis Club will host a Salem City Council candidate forum Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 12-1:30 p.m. All four candidates, Randy Foley, John Saunders, Anne Marie Green and Hunter Holliday, will be present. The forum will be in the community room at the Salem Civic Center. More information can be found on the club’s website: salemvakiwanis.com.
Young Professional Group: The Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce is holding a meeting Sept. 22 at 5:30 p.m. at Mac and Bob’s Restaurant in the sunroom on the lower level. Chamber member Jane Johnson, R.M. Johnson & Sons Jewelers, will be the speaker. More information can be found at: https://s-rcchamber.org/
SWVA’s Bigfoot & Friends…A Cryptid Celebration: The event will be at the Salem Civic Center Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $10. Children under the age of 12 get in for free. Guest speakers will include experienced cryptozoology research experts and paranormal investigators, including Lyle Blackburn, Daniel Benoit, Lija Fisher, Zach Bales and Katy Elizabeth. Vendors will be on-site. There will also be a costume contest. Tickets can be found at www.ticketmaster.com.
Star-B-Q: The event featuring Easton Corbin will be Sept. 28 from 5-8:30 p.m. at the Salem Farmers Market. Special guest Pat Pollifrone will be in attendance. Proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club of Salem. Tickets are $8 in advance or $12 the day of. Children under 10 get in for free. Tickets can be purchased at city parks and rec at 620 Florida Street.
Business After Hours: The Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce will hold an after hours event Sept. 29 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Twin Creeks Brewing Company in Salem. More information can be found at: https://s-rcchamber.org/
- The Salem Planning Commission will hold a special work session meeting at 4 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Council Chambers Conference Room. The purpose of the meeting is to hold a work session to discuss strategic planning.
- Salem City Council will meet Sept. 12 and 26 at 6:30 p.m.
- The Salem Planning Commission will meet Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.
- The Salem School Board will meet Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.
Girl Scouts: All girls who join Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline by Sept. 30 will receive a free membership for the upcoming year. Girl Scouts is open to girls in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. Fun, friendship and new adventures are what Girl Scouts is all about, a release from the organization said. Troops can be found at: www.gsvsc.org/join
Ghose Walk: The Salem Museum’s Ghost Walk returns to East Hill Cemetery Oct. 6-8. The tours will leave the museum every 15 minutes from 6-8 p.m. Participants will tour the cemetery and meet notable characters from Salem’s past. The walking tours are family-friendly and informative. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students of any age and free for children 3 years of age and younger. In the event it rains, the event will be held inside the museum and masks will be required depending on the guidance at the time. This will be the 24th year the tour has been held. Proceeds will benefit the Salem Museum. Tickets can be found at www.eventbrite.com.