Calendar of Events – April 20th, 2017


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


  • 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 www.salemchoralsociety.comor contact director Reed Carter at
  • 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. Instruction 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, cafeteria in Richfield Retirement’s Recovery and Care Center, 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.



Salem Rotary Club meets at noon for lunch, Salem Civic Center.



Salem Farmers Market, 9:30 a.m. until noon, weather permitting. Select vendors will have country sausage, cage-free eggs, grass-fed beef, cage-pasture-raised chicken, homemade rolls, artisan breads, muffins, seasonal greens and more.



*Free and open to the public, come be part of the 3rd Street Coffeehouse 30th Anniversary Celebration. Contact Marian McConnell ( at 540-309-4707 for more information.
*The Roanoke Rampage takes on the Charlotte Cobras at home at William Fleming High School at 6pm. The Roanoke Rampage is a member of the National Public Safety Football League and is comprised of law enforcement, first responder and military personnel. They play semi-professional football to raise money for charity, namely Straight Street. Admission is only $5 at the gate for this family-friendly event. Come support your local law enforcement, first responders and military!


Fresh from their performance in New York City’s Carnegie Hall, the Salem Choral Society is pleased to present “Music Down in My Soul” under the direction of S. Reed Carter IV in Salem Presbyterian Church at 4 p.m. In addition to an encore performance of John Rutter’s “Requiem,” the choral group will delight the audience with an eclectic mix of several joyous and uplifting songs of America and faith.

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