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Children jump in a bouncy house at the first Summer Solstice Fest held in downtown Blacksburg on Saturday afternoon. Another festival begins Friday.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Party in the Park
Proceeds will benefit local charities with live music by Right to Party. Next week will feature The Embers. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. No coolers or pets 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 Fantastic Shakers; next week will feature Legends of the Beach. 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 Night Live
An evening under the stars on the Chateau Courtyard. Bring a chair, jacket, enjoy a bottle of wine and hear Southern Remedy, a local band performing Southern and classic rock. 6 to 9 p.m. $8. Chateau Morrisette, 287 Winery Road, Floyd. 593-2865, email@example.com
First and Third Fridays on Franklin
Proceeds help benefit local charities and music will be provided by Key West. This is a 21-and-up event. 5 p.m. $5; drink tickets, $4. Railside Plaza, downtown Roanoke. www.firstfridaysroanoke.com.
FRIDAY >> SATURDAY
6th Annual Summer Solstice Fest
Friday will include a carnival with games and rides for kids. On Saturday there will be a dog parade, Alberti’s Flea Circus, a 5K race, a beer garden and live music in addition to the carnival. Friday, 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 1 p.m. Free. Downtown Blacksburg.
2nd Annual Apple Ridge High Heel Charity Race & Block Party
A fundraising event for Apple Ridge Farm with a 75-yard men’s race and a 150-yard women’s race. Following the races there will be live music by Hoppie Vaughan & The Ministers of Soul at The Quarter. Noon. $25. Roanoke City Market. 982-1322.
2nd Annual Bands and Bags for Babies
A fundraiser for March of Dimes with a cornhole tournament and live music by Bill Cook and Friends, Against the Grain and DJ Link. There will be a 50/50 drawing and raffle prizes, including a set of cornhole boards. 2 to 11 p.m. Adults, $5; kids, free with adult admission. Wiley Pavilion, 8265 Dunlap Creek Road, Covington. 434-238-8556.
Wine and Wellness
A benefit for survivors of domestic violence in Botetourt County, with massages, manicures, pedicures, Zumba, yoga, wine tastings and music by Solrevolt. 5 to 9 p.m. $50 in advance, $65 at the door. Blue Ridge Vineyard, 1027 Shiloh Drive, Eagle Rock. 798-7645.
MuZic on the Mountain
The first season of Mill Mountain Zoo’s Sunday evening concert series includes food for purchase by Rock and Roll Diner, and live music by the Jordan Harmon Band. Chairs are welcome. Cost includes one drink ticket. 5:30 p.m. $10. Mill Mountain Zoo, Roanoke. 343-3241.
History Museum of Western Virginia’s Lecture Series
Bill Wooldridge, author of “Mapping Virginia: From the Age of Exploration to the Civil War,” will talk about Virginia’s early maps in a PowerPoint presentation. 7 p.m. Museum members and students, free; non-members, $5. Christ Lutheran Church, 2011 Brandon Ave., Roanoke. 342-5770.
TAKE THE KIDS
Munch Your Lunch: “Brave”
Bring your lunch and watch the family-friendly Disney film. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Gainsboro Library, Roanoke. 853-2540.
Me at the Museum
A program designed for adults working with toddlers (ages 3-5). The group will read a book and create an accompanying craft. 10 to 11 a.m. Museum members, free; non-members, $3. History Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke. 342-5770.
From 1 to 3 p.m. there will be silk screen and letter press demonstrations. Kids can also use foliage and insects to create pieces inspired by Suzanne Styk. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke. www.taubmanmuseum.org.
June 28: Film Screening: “Friday the 13th, Part Two” with special guest Steve Dash
7 p.m. Free. Niederer Auditorium, Hollins University. 362-6451.
June 28: Salem After Five
5:30 p.m. Adults, $5; children 12 and under, free. Salem Farmers Market. 375-3057.
June 28: Fourth Fridays
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Free, but normal tasting fees apply. AmRhein’s Wine Cellars. 580-4901. June 29: 1st Annual Bird/Reptile Fair
9 a.m. $5. St. Elias Catholic Church, Roanoke. firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 29: Corey Smith
8 p.m. $28.50. Jefferson Center, Roanoke. www.jeffcenter.org.
June 30: Roanoke County’s Summer Stock Dinner Theatre
3 p.m. Show only, $8; show and dinner, $20. AmRhein’s Wine Cellars. 387-6078.