Art Go Bloom

Local garden club members and floral designers from across Virginia’s Blue Ridge will create and display floral arrangements inspired by the more than 20 works of art on view at the museum. Special events include a floral-themed fashion show, high tea at Hotel Roanoke, brunches, workshops, talks and guided tours. For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit Times vary. Taubman Museum of Art, 110 Salem Ave. S.E., Roanoke. Admission to exhibition is free; prices vary for companion events. 342-5760.


Pigg River Ramble Weekend

The annual three-day celebration of food, music and camping features such activities as the Blackwater Blackout three-mile float, the Pigg River Rumble 5K, the Great Duck Race and the Pigg River Ramble for racers. For more information, visit Times vary. Waid Recreation Area, 701 Waid Park Road, Rocky Mount. Prices vary. 483-9293.


Over the Edge

Participants will rappel from the roof of the Roanoke Higher Education Center in downtown Roanoke. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Virginia. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Roanoke Higher Education Center, 108 N. Jefferson St., Roanoke. Registration prices vary. 345-9604.


2nd Annual Hustle for the Homeless 5K Run/Walk

Proceeds benefit The Least of These Ministry, a nonprofit that serves and houses the homeless living on the streets of the Roanoke Valley. Age group awards will be presented for men and women. 9 a.m. First Roanoke Baptist Church, 321 Marshall Ave. S.W., Roanoke. $25 advance; $35 day of.


26th Annual Coal Miners Day

Presented by the Coal Mining Heritage Association of Montgomery County, the annual event includes live music from Heaven Bound, Virginia and the Lovers, and Half Throttle; and a performance by the Appalachian AfterShock Clogging Group. There will also be coal mining exhibits, a classic car drive-in, crafts and demonstrations and concessions. At 2 p.m., there will be a memorial ceremony honoring former coal miners. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. McCoy Community Park, 5770 McCoy Road, Blacksburg. Free. 449-6178.


15th Annual Walk for Mental Health

The walk, presented by Mental Health America of Roanoke Valley, raises funds to educate, advocate and provide direct community services to ensure that children and adults of the Roanoke Valley receive mental health care. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Smith Park, 1611 Wiley Drive S.W., Roanoke. Donations encouraged. 344-0931.


Local Colors Festival

The 29th annual event focuses on celebrating, sharing and learning through music, arts, crafts, a parade, food, attire, language and goodwill. This year’s theme is “Welcome.” New this year will be an international beer garden, as well as an expanded footprint for the festival that includes the block of Franklin Road between Jefferson Street and Williamson Road. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Elmwood Park, 706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke. Free. 904-2234.


Vinton Grapes & Grains Festival

The 10th annual 21-older event, formerly known as the Vinton Wine & Food Festival, will include wine tastings, craft and domestic beers and food alongside vendors selling wine- and beer-related crafts and other items. Soulacoustix will perform live music. 1 to 6 p.m. Vinton War Memorial, 814 E. Washington Ave., Vinton. Tasters: $15 advance; $20 at door; nontasters: $5 advance; $10 at door. 343-1364.

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