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Gordon Lightfoot will play at the Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre on Saturday.
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Southwest Virginia Antique Farm Days takes place this weekend at the Franklin County Recreation Park.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Party in the Park
Proceeds will benefit local charities with live music by Legacy Motown Review. Next week will include a performance by Right to Party. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. No coolers or pets are allowed. 6 p.m. $6; children under 12, free. Daleville Town Center, 90 Town Center St., Daleville. www.pitp.org.
Party in Elmwood
A portion of every Thursday’s revenue is donated to local charities. This week music will be provided by The Wallers; next week will feature music by The Fantastic Shakers. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. 5:30 p.m. $5; children 12 and under, free. Jefferson Street, downtown Roanoke. www.downtownroanoke.org.
FRIDAY >> SUNDAY
10th Annual Southwest Virginia Antique Farm Days
This show is dedicated to restoring and preserving farm machinery and implements that were used in the agriculture-based society of early Southwest Virginia, and the role that they played in shaping life in Franklin County. There will be quilting demonstrations, container gardening seminars, tractor pulls, corn meal grinding, antique tractors and engines, blacksmithing and more. There will also be a daily tractor parade and Saturday will include games for kids, an auction and a watermelon eating contest. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. $5; children, free. Franklin County Recreation Park, 2150 Sontag Road, Rocky Mount. www.svapf.org.
FRIDAY >> SATURDAY
Relay for Life
A fundraiser for the American Cancer Society with activities through 7 a.m. on Saturday, like Zumba, a scavenger hunt, live entertainment, a hula hoop contest, a silent auction, a survivor reception and more. Team members will be walking continuously from 7 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday. Donations accepted. Reserve Avenue athletic fields, Roanoke. relay.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=53087&pg=entry.
FRIDAY >> SUNDAY
Floyd Artisan Trail Tour
A three-day event at more than 45 sites with activities at artisan home studios, galleries and shops, farms and farm stores, and restaurant and lodging sites that promote local food and art. Site activities include the sale and exhibit of local fine art, hand-craft and farm products, and demonstrations, classes and talks at sites throughout Floyd County,
Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Free. Various locations, Floyd County. www.floydartisantrail.org.
Downtown Roanoke’s First CROCtail Crawl
Roanoke Community Garden Association presents Downtown Roanoke’s First CROCtail Crawl with proceeds benefitting local community gardens. A $5 donation gets you flair for your crocs and enters you into a raffle to win a gift cards from more than 30 local businesses. Crocs are optional, but you can enter the “best crocs of the crawl” contest to win a gift card. 1 to 5 p.m. Free. The crawl begins a Thelma’s Chicken and Waffles, downtown Roanoke. 904-3122.
An Evening with Gordon Lightfoot
Part of the Canadian folk-rock singer-songwriter’s “50 Years on the Carefree Highway” tour. 8 p.m. $45 or $55. Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre. 853-5483.
TAP Transitional Living Center Silver Anniversary Gala
An evening of celebration, complete with performances by the William Penn jazz quartet, a silent auction featuring items donated by local artists and businesses, and heavy hors d’oeuvres. This event is to honor the work of the TLC, the thousands of residents who have found new homes, and the devoted staff and volunteers who have made it all possible over the last 25 years. 7 p.m. $25. Charter Hall at the Roanoke City Market Building. www.crowdrise.com/TLC25.
The Color Run
An experience that is less about speed and more about enjoying a color-crazy day with your friends and family. During the 5K race that winds through downtown Roanoke, runners will be dusted with various colors, so they are encouraged to wear white. 9 a.m. Price varies. Roanoke Civic Center. www.thecolorrun.com/roanoke.
Virginia’s Covered Bridges Festival
With two stages of music, wagon rides, a 5K race, vintage automobiles, a petting zoo, crafts and food. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Jacks Creek and Bob White Covered Bridges, 1275 Jack’s Creek Road, Woolwine. www.visitpatrickcounty.org.
MONDAY >> SATURDAY
Roanoke Valley Horse Show
The Roanoke Valley Horse Show was established in 1972 by the Roanoke Valley Horsemen’s Association. It has since become the longest running professional sporting event in the Roanoke Valley and one of the top horse shows in the nation. Event times and prices vary. Salem Civic Center. 375-3004.
The comedian and host of the Comedy Central show “Tosh.O” brings his “The June Gloom Tour” to Roanoke. 7 and 9:30 p.m. $59.50. Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre. 853-5483.
Pathways to Education Showcase
Have you thought about going back to school? Looking at higher education options close to home? At this event there will be an array of institutions and educational opportunities to improve your future, from a GED to a Ph.D. and everything in between. 4 to 8 p.m. Free. Roanoke Civic Center. www.education.edu.
Poverty Summit: Beyond the Hurdles
The Office of Justice and Peace in collaboration with The Advancement Foundation would like hosts an event to explore solutions for poverty. Schedule includes lunch, keynote speaker, poverty panel and breakout discussions. Noon. Free. Jefferson Center, Roanoke. 278-1624.
Take the kids
TODAY >> SUNDAY
A play based on the book by E.B. White about a “little” mouse living in a big people’s world.
Today through Saturday,
7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. Adults, $18; youth and seniors, $12. Roanoke Children’s Theatre in the Taubman Museum of Art. www.roanokechildrenstheatre.org.
The Outdoor Classroom: 2013 Summer Nature Series
Frank Taylor, a biology teacher at Radford High School, will present “Snakes of Virginia.” He will speak about the non-poisonous species and help participants conquer their fears as they will be invited to engage hands-on with live specimens. 7:30 p.m. Free. Wildwood Park, Radford. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breakfast with the Animals
Guests will be treated to a light breakfast buffet and the chance to meet one of the zoo’s education outreach animals. This will be followed by a special chat with keeper staff about our feathered friends. Afterward, children will create a faux stained glass Scratch-lite bird and do a bird-themed activity sheet. Reservations are required. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Member adults, $6; non-member adults, $12; member children, $4; non-member children, $8; member family of four, $15; non-member family of four, $30. Mill Mountain Zoo, Roanoke. 343-3241.
June 20: The Avett Brothers
8 p.m. $27, $37, $42. Roanoke Civic Center. 853-5483.
June 20-22: Bluegrass at Sedalia
Times and prices vary. Sedalia Center, Big Island. www.sedaliacenter.org. June 22-23: Roanoke Valley Gun Show
9 a.m. daily. $8; youth 12-17, $5. Roanoke Civic Center. 853-5483.
June 22: Old Pros Big Band Orchestra 40th Anniversary Concert and Dance
8 p.m. Free. Edwards Hall 117, New River Community College. 674-3600.
June 23: SML Songwriters Music Festival
1 p.m. Donations accepted. Mango’s Bar & Grill, Moneta. 721-1632.
June 25: History Museum of Western Virginia’s Lecture Series
7 p.m. Museum members and students, free; non-members, $5. Christ Lutheran Church, Roanoke. 342-5770.
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