Community Calendar – January 18, 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 or 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.
  • 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.
  • Beginning yoga class for seniors at Salem Terrace at Harrogate. Contact 540-444-0343 for more information.



ALHS Class of 1968 Reunion Committee Meeting, 11:30 a.m. at Billy’s Barn. Located at 1790 Thompson Memorial Drive, all interested parties are invited to attend. Contact 540-728-0270 for more information.



Chair yoga with Susan Kraughto starts at 4:15 p.m. $20 per six-week session. To sign up call Vickie or Brad at the Salem Senior Center at 540-375-3054



Richfield 2018 Educational Series. Changes in Medicare with Shannon Abell from LOA Area Agency on Aging. The sessions will take place in the Alleghany Room at The Oaks, and a light lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Scotti Hartman, 540-380-6555.



Salem VA Medical Center will host a Veterans Town Hall at 2 pm in the auditorium.



The Salem Relay for Life Committee will be hosting a kick-off meeting at 6 p.m. at the Salem Civic Center. Anyone interested in participating in our June 9, 2018, event should plan to attend. If you would like to volunteer, be a sponsor or form a team we would love to see you!! At the meeting, we will reveal our theme for the year, provide lots of information and answer any questions you might have. For more information, you can email Lisa Bain at or Kathy Murphy at .



Come to the Salem Health and Rehabilitation Center from 6 to 8 p.m. Creating a Family Love Letter can help you with sensitive conversations with your family about preserving and transferring the legacy you leave behind. During this complimentary event, Sheryl and Stewart will walk you through the Family Love Letter brochure so you can learn how to give your family a gift of time, love and clarity. This is an informal event. There is no cost or obligation. Call 540-769-0052 for more information.



  • Wolfhart Haus Dinner Theatre “Smoke on the Mountain.” Departs from Salem Civic Center at 10:15 a.m. The cost is $60.00.
    ●Come stretch your creative muscles at the Salem High School Art Room from 6 to 9 p.m. as you learn how to form original works of art in clay! All levels of experience are welcome! The class covers wheel throwing, hand building and sculpture techniques. The cost is $100. Imagination and creativity are encouraged! Ages 16 and above are welcome!



Richfield 2018 Educational Series. Scams & Identity Theft with Shannon Abell from LOA Area Agency on Aging. The sessions will take place in the Alleghany Room at The Oaks, and a light lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Scotti Hartman, 540-380-6555.


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