Community Calendar – December 7, 2017



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 or 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. 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.
  • 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.




Salem TRIAD (S.A.L.T.) Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) is a group working through the Office of the Attorney General, Salem Police Department and Senior Facilities (Salem Senior Center). The goal is to reduce the fear of crimes and victimization among seniors by increasing awareness of scams and frauds targeting them, strengthening communication between law enforcement and the senior community and educating seniors on local and state resources that are available in their area. A different topic for senior safety and information is covered every month with excellent speakers and presentations.




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.




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.




Come out and join us at Lighthouse Baptist Church for our Live Nativity Scene. We will be serving hot cholate and cookies.




Breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church located at 314 Turner Rd in Salem. $5.00 per person. Children three and under admitted for free. All you can eat pancakes, sausage and beverages provided by the OLPH Youth Group. Santa would like to invite all good little boys and girls to come and have breakfast with him. Please make sure to bring your cameras.




Between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. author Ann Tarpley Fransceso will be at the Salem Mill Mountain Coffee location with copies of her book “The Gingerbread Train – Santa’s Secret Gift.”




Come drop your child or children (ages 18 months through 12) off with us at Salem Church of Christ, located at 401 W Main Street, for the evening while you have a night out on the town or just finish up some last-minute Christmas shopping. We will entertain your children with crafts, fun and games, stories and a Christmas movie. Food and drinks will be provided. Come on the night and register at the registration table in our lobby.




Enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa and get a free picture taken with him! 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Fincastle Firehouse. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee. $5.00 per person.


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