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Monday, June 10, 2013
“Recent Highlights from Historic Architecture Survey in Southwestern Virginia”
Michael Pulice is an architectural historian for the Western Regional Preservation Office of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. He will give an illustrated presentation that will touch on some of the most interesting recent finds from his quest to document, study and preserve the rich architectural heritage of our region.
When: 9:30 a.m.
Where: The Phoebe Needles Center, 732 Turners Creek Road, Callaway
Cost: Members, $8; non-members, $16
Author Event and Musical Performance
Smith Mountain Lake resident Pamela Hain will read a selection from her book “Murder in the State Capitol: The Biography of Lt. Col. Robert Augustus Alston (1832-1879).” She will also join the members of the musical group Ladies of the Lake in a presentation of Civil War era music.
When: 3 to 5 p.m.
Where: Westlake Branch Library, Hardy
New River Writers Project
Writers share tips and stories.
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Lucie Monroe’s, Gatewood Shopping Plaza, Christiansburg
Cost: $10 annual dues
Author Talk: John Ragosta
Ragosta, author of “Religious Freedom: Jefferson’s Legacy, America’s Creed,” will discuss how Thomas Jefferson stood at the center of our understanding of religious liberty and the First Amendment. Reservations are required by June 11.
When: 5 p.m.
Where: Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, Forest
Community Empowerment & Abundance
Guest speaker Pete Johnson, who grew up on a farm in Bedford and later played for the Chicago Bears, has spent years studying how local communities are building healthy and sustainable systems for food production, housing and other essential needs. He contrasts these local movements with giant nationwide systems such as agribusiness, with its concentration of wealth and power located far from most Americans. Johnson’s local involvement in community is broad-reaching and includes prior work with the Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op and current ownership and management of Grandin Gardens.
When: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke, 2015 Grandin Road, Roanoke
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