Calendar of Events – July 26, 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.



Cruise-In and Movie Under the Stars is a fund-raiser for the Missions Department, in partnership with the church’s Music and Creative Ministry. Proceeds will benefit a mission trip to the Philippines. Cars, trucks and motorcycles are invited to participate in the cruise-in and movie. The evening also features plate dinners for $7.50 and the outdoor showing of Cars 3. Snacks will be available for the movie for .50 to $3.00. Contact Music Director Clayton Kipps at 540-381-0434 ext. 104 for more information.


JULY 27 – JULY 29

Hero Central Vacation Bible School at the Salem Church of Christ. Friday and Saturday evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Sunday morning celebration will last from 10 am to noon. There will be a free pizza lunch after service for VBS kids and their families! Sign up online at, through the church office or join us on the evening.



Second Annual Wheelchair Basketball “No Dunking Allowed” event will take place from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Roanoke College Bast Gym. Everyone is welcome. Learn wheelchair basketball basics, participate on skills stations, play in 5 on 5 scrimmages and partake in fun challenges with and against top-level athletes.



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.



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.

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