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Celebrate the Spirit of Roanoke at Roanoke Railfest on Saturday and Sunday.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
TODAY >> SUNDAY
Scott’s Strawberry Festival
The festival includes carnival rides, live music, food, the Strawberry Princess Pageant, a petting zoo, carriage rides, crafts, displays and plenty of strawberries. Entry is free, but parking is $2 to benefit the fire department. Today and Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.; Sunday, noon. Scott’s Strawberry Farm, 5234 Joppa Mill Road, Moneta. 345-8548.
CHIP of Roanoke Valley’s Lunch in Tribute to Mothers
A delicious lunch with champagne toast to mothers, fashion show, pictures to take home and dynamic speakers. Noon. $50. Patrick Henry Hotel Ballroom, 611 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke. www.chiprv.org.
2013 Walk for Hope
HopeTree works to make a positive impact on each person it cares for. May 11 is dedicated to making a bigger impact on at-risk kids and adults with intellectual disabilities. 9 a.m. Donations will be accepted. HopeTree Family Services, 860 Mount Vernon Lane, Salem. www.salemwalk.org.
Gallop 4 The Greenways
A 5K run, 1-mile walk and kids’ fun run followed by a post-race party with food, live music and beverages that are suitable for all ages. Live music will be provided by The Key West Band and beach-themed activities like volleyball and stand-up paddle board demos will also be featured.
5 p.m. Registration price varies. River’s Edge Sports Complex, Roanoke. www.gallop4thegreenways.com.
Kiwanis Pancake & Auction Day
With all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage and drinks. Silent auction begins at 8 am. Proceeds benefit many local charities. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. $5 advance; $6 door. Roanoke Civic Center. 314-5477.
C&O Railway Heritage Festival and Magic in the Mountains
The fifth annual festival features exhibits and vendors covering six acres of the C&O’s historic Smith’s Creek Yard. Visitors can ride “Little C&O” around exhibit grounds, travel on a replica handcar and tour a locomotives. Other special attractions include exhibits by the live steam railroad club The Blue Ridge Live Steamers, exhibits by The Virginia Canals and Navigations Society, book signings by authors Aubrey Wiley and Steve Fuchs, a charity auction, live entertainment, food and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. C&O Festival, $5; Magic in the Mountains, free. Downtown Clifton Forge. 862-8653.
Allstate Annual Flea Market
Shoppers can usually find between 100 and 150 vendors at this event to benefit March of Dimes. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Salem Civic Center. 776-6163.
North Cross Big Flea
Donated furniture, large appliances, household items and clothing are for sale to benefit the school. Donations will be accepted through today, and if you have large items, pick-up may be arranged by calling Jenn Mitchell at the number below. Kids can also have some fun at this sale by participating in field day events like carnival games, a dunking booth and more. Concessions will be available for purchase. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. North Cross School, Roanoke. 230-8584.
Civil War Living History Day
Floyd County Historical Society along with Floyd County Historical Preservation Trust and the Floyd County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee present the 2nd Annual Civil War Living History Day. The featured speaker will be historian Chris J. Hartley, author of “Stoneman’s Raid, 1865,” who will speak about Stoneman’s cavalry movements through Floyd County in April 1865. Re-enactors will portray both soldier life and life on the home front, and educational programs will be presented during the morning. Military demonstrations take place in the afternoon. Research materials will be available to look up Floyd County Civil War connections and ancestor information. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations will be accepted. Phlegar House in the Floyd Regional Commerce Center, Floyd. www.floydlivinghistory.com.
SATURDAY >> SUNDAY
Celebrate the Spirit of Roanoke at Roanoke Railfest. Find out why the Norfolk & Western Class J 611 Steam Locomotive is considered the most powerful locomotive in its class and ride behind a real steam locomotive. The New Hope Valley Railway No.17 locomotive will be pulling vintage cars and cabooses, and there will also be music, food, crafts, model trains and activities for the entire family. Not all activities will be available on Sunday. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. $5; museum members and children 2 and under, free; train rides, $3. Virginia Museum of Transportation, Roanoke. www.vmt.org.
Tea for Mom
A special afternoon Mother’s Day tea to benefit the Salem Museum. All are welcome, not just mothers, and reservations are encouraged. 2 to 5 p.m. $10. The Salem Museum, 801 E. Main St., Salem. 389-6760.
The Amazing County Treasure Hunt
Whether you’re an experienced geocacher or new to this fun sport, you’re invited to wind your way along County Greenways picking up “treasure” to add to your bounty. Travel to some of the most beautiful spots in Roanoke County using a handheld GPS to guide your way. 11 a.m. Free. Green Ridge Recreation Center, 7415 Wood Haven Road, Roanoke. 777-6325.
Uncork the Cure Wine Festival
A festival with seven wineries from Bedford and Botetourt County, food, music and local crafters. The festival has partnered with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to honor loved ones. Noon. Tasting tickets, $15 in advance or $20 at the gate; non-tasting ticket, $10; children, free. Daleville Town Center, 90 Town Center St., Daleville. www.bbwinefest.com/.
Broadway in Roanoke: “West Side Story”
“West Side Story” is a musical adapted from “Romeo and Juliet,” which follows two rival gangs in New York City: the white Jets led by Riff and the Puerto Rican Sharks, led by Bernardo. 7 p.m. $37, $49.50 or $67. Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre, Roanoke Civic Center. 853-5483.
Eat Smart, Save More
Learn strategies for eating healthy on a budget and for making your food dollars go further. Participants will discuss planning, shopping, coupons, eating out and healthy foods. 6:30 p.m. Free. Jefferson Center, Roanoke. 772-7524.
Take the kids
Mother’s Day Tea Party
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a tea party. Mothers and children will also participate in a craft. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Moms are free, and children are $10 for the first child and $8 for each additional sibling. Green Ridge Recreation Center, Roanoke. 777-6300.
Haley Toyota’s City Market Saturdays
Children can have a picture made with Mom to place in a colored frame for Mother’s Day. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Roanoke City Market. www.downtownroanoke.com.
Moosie’s Block Party
A family-friendly event presented by TAP Domestic Violence Services featuring entertainment by Kila Miller, food, games, information on local resources and more. 2 to 6 p.m. Free. Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home parking lot, corner of 10th Street and Moorman Avenue, Roanoke. 283-4813.
May 16: Party in the Park
6 p.m. $6; children, free. Daleville Town Center. 389-1232.
May 16: Party in Elmwood
5:30 p.m. Free. Elmwood Park, Roanoke. 342-2028. May 17: Jabberwock 2013
8 p.m. $25; children, $15. Jefferson Center, Roanoke. www.jeffcenter.org.
May 18: 12th Annual Puppy Love Ball
6:30 p.m. $75. The Shenandoah Club, Roanoke. 339-9502.
May 18: Armed Forces Day & National Maritime Recognition
10 a.m. Regular admission. National D-Day Memorial, Bedford. 586-3329.
May 18: Vinton Food & Wine Festival
1 p.m. Taster, $20; non-taster, $10. Vinton War Memorial. 343-1364.
May 18: Local Colors
11 a.m. Free. Jefferson Street, Roanoke. www.localcolors.org.
May 18: Habitat Jam
3 p.m. Price varies. Devils Backbone Brewery Outpost, Lexington. 463-3770.
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