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.
- Practice for the Salem Choral Society, 7 to 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, go to www.salemchoralsociety.comorcontact director Reed Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Salem Presbyterian Church at the corner of Main Street and Market Street downtown Salem opens the sanctuary from noon until 2 p.m. All are welcome to come in to pray, meditate or just sit and enjoy the quiet peace.
- 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, 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.
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 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.
- 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, MARCH 25
In celebration of Women’s History Month, the League of Women Voters of the Roanoke Valley is pleased to present Erika Joyner and Phoenix Keesee discussing “The Transgender Experience and the Fight for Legal Equity.” This presentation will offer a window into the transgender experience and a lens through which to view the legal challenges and accomplishments affecting the transgender/non-binary community. This is a free virtual event to be presented on from 7 to 8:15 p.m. via Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86956664135 Meeting ID: 869 5666 4135 One tap mobile or phone dial in: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 436 2866. For more information please contact Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-750-1085
MARCH 27 – 28
The Easter Bunny is hopping down to the Salem Civic Center to spread some safe spring fun. Our Covid vaccinated bunny will be in town from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day to take socially distant photos with you and your family members for only $10. The back annex of the complex allows for vehicles to safely enter one side and exit the other while remaining completely protected by the weather. This set-up and model were used for Drive-Thru Santa pictures this past year, and it was a huge success. Families will drive their vehicles into the Salem Civic Center Annex, one at a time, exit their cars and have photos taken in a socially distant manner on the festive spring set with The Easter Bunny. All current COVID-19 protocols will be followed, and children will not be able to sit on The Easter Bunny’s lap. Children will be seated on a bench and the bench will be sanitized between each family group photo. Masks are required until the photos are taken, at which time, the children can take their masks off.