Community Calendar – April 13th, 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 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. 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.



Community Easter Egg Hunt to be held on the campus of Fort Lewis Elementary School. The event is scheduled to take place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The purpose and goal of this Community Easter Egg Hunt event is to provide the children of the Salem-Glenvar-Fort Lewis area with a safe place to have fun, win prizes and bring families together. Several area businesses are serving as partners to make the event a success. Families can sign-up by going to or



As part of the Salem Museum Speaker Series, Dr. Robert Benne, Roanoke College professor emeritus, returns to conclude his series of talks on the presidents of Roanoke College with a look at the late Norman Fintel’s administration (1975-1989).  In this lecture, Dr. Benne will describe and interpret the transformative period of Norman Fintel and his wife Jo, that not only put Roanoke College on a path to regional and national prominence but also helped it recover its “soul,” its traditional sense of identity and mission. The public is welcome and admission is free. The Salem Museum is located at 801 E Main Street in Salem.



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.