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 emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23
The St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Salem will be hosting the annual Blessing of the Animals at 3.00pm in the garden next to the rear parking lot. The Reverend Dr. David Compton — St. Paul’s new Rector — will be blessing family pets, barnyard animals, show horses, and even stuffed animals. “The Blessing of the Animals has been a very popular event at St. Paul’s. It’s a big day for the kids – as well as many adults – who enjoy seeing all of the other animals in one place,” he said. In the past, we’ve had dogs and cats, mainly, but this year we expect a dressage horse and even a retired racing greyhound to be part of the festivities.” Each of the animals will be given a certificate of blessing. Local first responders have been invited to the event, and the public is welcome. All animals should be on a leash or in a proper container. For more information, contact Rev. David Compton directly at (540) 632-6008 or the St. Paul’s church office at (540) 389-9307.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28
From 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., a Forest Management Workshop will take place at the Catawba Community Center at 4965 Catawba Creed Road. The community is invited to join the conversation with the Virginia Department of Forestry. Topics covered will address: technical services, cost-sharing availability, timber management, timber harvest options and post-harvest management. For more information, contact Brent Noell at 804-892-0140.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2
Each year general elections are held on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November. Eight elections will be held throughout the day: Governor (four-year term), Lt. Governor (four years), Attorney General (four years), House of Delegates (two years), Commonwealth Attorney (four years), Sheriff (four years), Commissioner of the Revenue (four years) and Treasurer (four years). All precincts will vote at the Salem Civic Center.