Win tickets to see the smash hit musical Mamma Mia at the Roanoke Civic Center. Two winners will each receive four tickets!
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Erika Lanasa shows chihuahua GHC (grand champion) Roseland Eli at the Mountain Valley Cluster Dog Show.
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Preston Bane, 10, tries the wheel of an antique John Deer tractor at Saturday's touch a truck event at Green Hill Park in Salem. Despite the heat, hundreds turned out for the event.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Party in the Park
Proceeds will benefit local charities; live music by Atlantic Groove. Next week will feature The Tams. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and Bank of Fincastle will offer free ice cream. No coolers or pets allowed. Bring a jar of peanut butter to donate to Feeding America Southwest Virginia and save $2 on admission. 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 Catalinas; next week will feature Casper. 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.
Salem After Five
An outdoor concert series with proceeds benefitting local charities and music by Super Hold. There will be a children’s play area as well as food vendors. 5:30 p.m. Adults, $5; children 12 and younger, free. Salem Farmers Market. 375-3057.
FRIDAY >> SATURDAY
Stellar One Beach Music Festival and Classic Car Show
A family-friendly event with live music by Craig Woolard Band, the Rick Strickland Band and the Band of Oz. Food will be available for purchase and camping will be offered. Friday, 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. $25. Glen Maury Park, Buena Vista. 460-1576.
SATURDAY >> SUNDAY
Salem Coin Club Show
Featuring 40 booths of coin dealers from five states buying and selling coins, paper money, gold, silver and more. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Free. American Legion Building, 710 Apperson Drive, Salem. 943-2267.
Vinton Car Show
The 4th annual Vinton Car Show to benefit Manna Ministries with a live DJ, entertainment for kids, food, and hot cars. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Vinton Baptist Church, 219 Washington Ave., Vinton. 857-0030.
MuZic on the Mountain
Mill Mountain Zoo’s Sunday evening Summer Concert Series to help support the zoo with live music by The Barflys. There will be a cash bar and food available for purchase. Bring your own chair. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. $10; children will be admitted for regular zoo admission if accompanied by a parent 21 years of age or older. Mill Mountain Zoo, Roanoke. 343-3241.
Midsummer Sustainable Gardening Workshop
This evening workshop is focused on sustainable management with special attention to some challenges of the mid-season garden, including plant diseases, managing weeds, attracting beneficial insects, effective use of row cover and more. 6 to 9 p.m. $36. Virginia Tech Catawba Sustainability Center, Catawba. 553-2311.
WEDNESDAY >> AUG. 4
Mountain Valley Cluster Dog Show
All 178 AKC recognized dog breeds, miscellaneous breeds and foundation stock breeds have been invited and will be shown throughout the day. There will also be vendors selling dog supplies, jewelry and more. On Friday, 30 minutes after Best in Show, will be the AKC-sanctioned B Match, or “puppy match,” which is used for training dogs to get ready to show. Many amateurs and children will be handling puppies and dogs. Saturday, 30 minutes after Best in Show, will be the RKC Elite Dog Competition, which is open to anyone who showed Friday and Saturday. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Free. Salem Civic Center. 254-1888.
Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline 50th Anniversary Party
Adults, parents, leaders and friends of the Girl Scouts are invited to celebrate the organization’s 50th anniversary with this ’60s-themed party. Influential members of the community will be honored, and there will also be food, themed cocktails, silent and live auctions, and live music by The 1964 Tribute Band. For this 21 and older event, ’60s-inspired or cocktail attire is requested. 7 p.m. $85 per person or $150 per couple. Jefferson Center, Roanoke. www.gsvsc.org/50birthday.
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Christmas in July
A benefit for the Roanoke Valley SPCA that will include Corrie the Clown with balloon animals, a doggie walk, pin the tail on the cat, a ball toss game, face painting, pet adoptions, door prizes, a raffle, game prizes and more. There will also be a cookout with food provided. Noon to 3 p.m. Cookout, $5 donation plus a bag of dog or cat food. The Park-Oak Grove Retirement Community, 4920 Woodmar Drive, Roanoke. 989-9501.
Touch a Truck: Wheels, Wings & Water!
Both kids and adults will have the opportunity to see, touch and play while learning about an expected 200 cool vehicles. Fire trucks, motorcycles, cement trucks, police cars, delivery trucks, garbage trucks and airplanes and more will all be present. Drivers and operators will be on hand to assist in exploration. Additional activities will include events with Firemen’s Foam and water spray, a hayride, a petting zoo and food vendors. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Green Hill Park, Salem. 777-6326.
Aug. 2: First and Third Fridays on Franklin
5 p.m. $5; drink tickets, $4. Railside Plaza, downtown Roanoke. www.firstfridaysroanoke.com.
Aug. 2: Fridays in the Park
6 p.m. $3; children, free. Glen Maury Park, Buena Vista. 261-7321.
Aug. 3: 28th Annual Peach Festival
9 a.m. Free. Northwest Child Development Center, 1523 Melrose Ave., Roanoke. 588-2104.
Aug. 3: Back to School Bash
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Star City Skate Center, Roanoke. 344-4543.
Aug. 3: National Mead Day
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $8. Blacksnake Meadery, Dugspur. 834-6172.
Aug. 4: Coast Guard’s 223rd Birthday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All active duty or veteran Coast Guard members receive free admission. National D-Day Memorial, Bedford. 586-3329.
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