Calendar of Events – August 2nd, 2018


Salem Host Lions Club, 6:30 p.m., dinner and a program, Salem Civic Center.



Paint Bank Ladies Auxiliary meeting, 7:00 p.m. at the Paint Bank Fire Department. Contact 540-897-5346 for more information.



  • Practice for the Salem Choral Society, 7-9 p.m. each Tuesday in the choir room of Salem Presbyterian Church, corner of Main and Market streets in downtown Salem. Membership is open to anyone who enjoys singing. For more information, see HYPERLINK “” \t “_blank” Error! Hyperlink reference not valid. contact director Reed Carter at HYPERLINK “”
  • Salem Chess Players meet at the Salem Senior Center, 110 Union Street in Salem from 7-11 p.m. Open to anyone 16 years or older. Instructions are available.
  • Salem Kiwanis Club meets 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. for lunch, Salem Civic Center.
  • Glenvar Rotary Club meets 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. for lunch in Richfield Retirement’s Recovery and Care Center cafeteria, first floor. Guests welcome.
  • Knights of Columbus hosts bingo for charity. Proceeds support local charities including RAM House, Madonna House, the Roanoke Rescue Mission, Saint Francis House, food pantries and various youth projects. Games are played from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Gator Hall, located at 5301 Williamson Road, near Happy’s Flea Market.
  • Infinity Acres Ranch Fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, located at 321 E. Church Street. Tickets are $8 while children eight and younger can eat for $4. For more information, contact 276-358-2378.


All ages are welcome to TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) at 5:15 p.m. at the Salem Senior Center. For more information, call Judy at 540-312-7105.



Alzheimer’s /Dementia Caregiver Support Group at 2 p.m. at Salem Terrace at Harrogate.



  • Salem Rotary Club meets at noon for lunch, Salem Civic Center.
  • Catawba Valley Farmers Market open 3:30 to 7:00 p.m., May 10 to October 18, rain or shine. Local produce, meats, eggs, baked goods, plants, crafts and more. Music and educational displays on occasion. Located at Catawba Community Center, 4965 Catawba Creek Road (Rt. 779) in Catawba. Follow us on Facebook for weekly newsletter, updates and more. Handicap accessible, playground, restrooms.



  • Salem Farmers Market from 9:30 a.m. to noon, weather permitting. Select vendors will have country sausage, cage-free eggs, grass-fed beef, cage-pasture-raised chicken, homemade rolls, pieces of artisan bread, muffins, seasonal greens and more.
  • Beginning yoga class for seniors at Salem Terrace at Harrogate. Contact 540-444-0343 for more information.



  • Fifth Annual First Responders Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Roanoke Elks Lodge #197, located at 1147 Persinger Road. Come out and enjoy good food and a day at the pool! Enjoy BBQ and other dishes. If you are working and can’t come to us, we’ll come to you. Contact 540-345-8126 for more information.
  • Pleasantdale Church of the Brethren is having a hot dog dinner. It starts at 4:30 p.m. and will have music and a cake walk at 6:30 p.m.



Andrew Lewis High School Class of 55’ will hold their 63rd reunion at the Salem Presbyterian Church at 9:30 am for coffee. A brunch will begin at 10:30 a.m. Cost per person is $20. Contact June Poff at 540-389-3824 for more information.



  • For free family fun join come out to the 11th Annual EastMont Tomato Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Meadowbrook Center in Shawsville, Virginia. The free festival features contests for the tomato art and recipe, as well as competitions for Biggest, Ugliest and Best-Tasting tomato. You can also don your best tomato-themed outfit to compete in the ever-popular Tomato Pageant, and belly up to become the Tomato-Eating champion. The festival will also feature: great food, live music by local bands, a magician and games and more. This year’s festival is being presented by Red Sun Farms, a leader in the true greenhouse vegetable industry, owning and operating farms in all three NAFTA countries: Canada, Mexico and the United States, including nearby Dublin.
  • Infinity Acres Ranch Fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, located at 321 E. Church Street. Tickets are $8 while children eight and younger can eat for $4. For more information, contact 276-358-2378.
  • Alex Burke from the Salem Museumwill be returning to host the second of three sessions covering different aspects of Salem history. The August session will be focusing specifically on the city of Salem itself and also Richfield Living. Contact 540-380-4500 for more information.



The Salem/Roanoke Valley Coin Show will be held Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the American Legion Building, located at 710 Apperson Drive in Salem. Forth booths of coin dealers from several states will be buying and selling coins, paper money, medals, tokens and gold & silver. Free admission and free parking. For more information, contact 540-943-2267.



Richfield Living will be hosting Annette Clark from the Alzheimer’s Association, who will share with attendees an update on the latest research and findings about Alzheimer’s. At the conclusion of this session, Richfield will be conducting a very important survey to gather insights from caregivers on what tools and resources they feel they need to support their loved one(s) with Alzheimer’s and/or dementia. Based on the feedback received at this event, Richfield will be re-structuring its caregiver support meeting, as well as setting up a Dementia café (to feature Wellness Arts activities with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra), so loved ones and their caregivers can hopefully take part in the RSO’s wellness arts outreach.

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