The City of Salem has been monitoring the potential spread of COVID-19, and like you, we have been processing a great deal of information. The safety of citizens, school children and visitors is always the number one priority from the Salem Civic Center to City Hall. Emergency Management team members are in constant contact with the Virginia Department of Health, the Roanoke-Alleghany Health Department and area health professionals at our local hospitals. During this time of uncertainty, people are encouraged to monitor the website (salemva.gov) for official city details on closings or cancellations. This site will be updated daily whenever there is new information.
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.
- 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.
- 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, 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 at 321 E. Church Street in Blacksburg. 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, contact Linda at 540-389-4207.
- Overeaters Anonymous (OA) meeting. 7 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church at 2011 Brandon Avenue in Roanoke. Contact 540-293-4065 for more information.
- From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a chair caning and basket weaving class will occur at the Salem Senior Center. While free, attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch. For more information, contact 540-375-3054.
FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAY
Glenvar Rotary Club meets 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. for lunch in Richfield Living’s Town Center Anser Dining Room. Guests welcome.
The monthly meeting for National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Roanoke Valley Chapter #226 locations and times will now vary. Learn more details by sending an email to email@example.com.
Alzheimer’s /Dementia Caregiver Support Group at 2 p.m. at Salem Terrace at Harrogate.
Roanoke County Woman’s Club meets at 10:30 a.m. in the conference room at College Lutheran Church in Salem. New members are welcome.
- The Salem Senior Center’s Social Club, known as the 49ers Plus Club, originally started the senior program in Salem over 40 years ago. They have different speakers and/or activities practically every week. New members are always welcome to show up at the Salem Senior Center at 11 a.m. Contact 540-375-3054 for more information.
- The Salem Rotary Club meets from 12 to 1 p.m. for lunch in Salem Civic Center. Guests welcome.
- 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.
- Overeaters Anonymous (OA) meeting. 11 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church at 2011 Brandon
Avenue in Roanoke.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9
The American Legion Post 3 at 710 Apperson Road in Salem will be hosting a winter coat drive at 3 pm. Dinner will be provided, and each registered Veteran will be given a new winter coat, gloves and a scarf.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11
Sponsored by the Salem Kiwanis Club, the annual Roy Stanley Memorial Basketball Shootout will once again take place inside the Roanoke College Creggar Center. Four games are on this year’s ticket: William Byrd vs. Hidden Valley at 1 p.m., William Byrd Girls vs. Hidden Valley Girls at 2:45 p.m., Greenbriar East vs. Roanoke Catholic at 4:30 p.m. and William Fleming vs. James River at 6:15 p.m. For more information, visit https://salemvakiwanis.com.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12
The annual Salem Holiday Market Craft and Vendor Show will have unique crafters, artists, and direct sell companies. Don’t buy that run of the mill gift from the mall. Arrive to buy that gift that the recipient will love because it is unique, and you personally shop for them. Homemade crafts and local delicacies always make great gifts and shoppers searching for these perennial favorites can find wares from more than 70 regional sellers. Admission to the holiday market is free, but shoppers are encouraged to contribute to the food drive held at the event. The Salem/Roanoke County Food Bank is looking for nonperishable food items, such as peanut butter, boxed pasta, canned vegetables, and spaghetti sauce. Bonnie Ferguson started the Salem Holiday Market with her husband, Tim, and their friends Jeannie Davis and Robert Chelak. Together, their goal is to organize a good show for vendors that helps sell local goods and keeps customers happy. They are still taking applications for vendors. Vendor spots are $175.00 for a 10 by 10. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application and include in your email what you sell.