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A fundraiser for the Franklin County Historical Society with living history exhibits, 1860s period dress, live and silent auctions, an exhibit by the Bald Knob Artists and house tours. Lone Ivy String Band will provide music for period dancing with a caller, and there will be a barbecue meal at 6 p.m.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Party in the Park
Proceeds will benefit local charities; live music by Voltage Brothers and Project 4. Next week will feature Superhold. 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 Steve Owens and Summertime; next week will feature The Kings. 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.
Fincastle Frolic Town Tour and Open House
Historic buildings and businesses in Fincastle will be open and offer refreshments, door prizes, live music, children’s karaoke and more. Blue Ridge Vineyard will be on site offering tastings and wine available to purchase. 6 to 9 p.m. Free. Downtown Fincastle. 819-6335.
36th Annual Rockbridge Community Festival
The annual downtown arts and crafts festival with proceeds benefitting Rockbridge-area charities. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Main Street, Lexington. 460-5981.
Dancing Under the Star
A benefit for Bethany Hall, a women’s recovery home in Roanoke, with heavy hors d’oeuvres, beverages, live entertainment by the Bill Hoffman Quintet and dancing. Cocktail attire is suggested. 6 to 10 p.m. $75 per person or $125 per couple. Rockledge on Mill Mountain, Roanoke. www.bethanyhall.org.
A fundraiser for the Franklin County Historical Society with living history exhibits, 1860s period dress, live and silent auctions, an exhibit by the Bald Knob Artists and house tours. Lone Ivy String Band will provide music for period dancing with a caller, and there will be a barbecue meal at 6 p.m. Advance tickets are required. 2 to 8 p.m. $30 per person or $50 per couple. Jubal Early’s Homeplace, Rocky Mount. 483-1890.
The Downtown Sidewalk Sale
Downtown Roanoke retailers step out of their storefronts to offer end-of-the-season savings. Everyone who makes a purchase will receive a raffle ticket and have the chance to win a basket full of goodies from participating downtown retailers. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Downtown Roanoke. www.downtownroanoke.org.
Thunder in the Valley
This roller derby event will include bouts between New River and Chemical Valley, as well as the Star City team versus Black Water. Live music will be provided by Jackal Tickets. 5 to 10 p.m. $15. Salem Civic Center. http://starcityrollergirls.wordpress.com.
Money Mondays: Spending Plan and Spending Behaviors
An educational seminar where participants will receive tools and inspiration to help start taking control of their personal finances. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Jefferson Center Training Theater, 541 Luck Ave. S.W., Roanoke. 772-7524.
Take the kids
Family Fun Day at the Crystal Spring Pump Station
Kids should come prepared for water play, fountains and waterslides, as well as classic games, crafts, corn hole, face painting, and ladder ball. Hotdogs, cold drinks and snow cones will be available. All proceeds will benefit the Historical Society of Western Virginia. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5. Crystal Spring Pump Station, Roanoke. 342-5770.
Movies at Longwood
Featuring “Madagascar 3” (PG). The first 50 families will receive a free bag of popcorn and food will be available for purchase. Chairs and blankets are welcome. 8:30 p.m. Free. Longwood Park, Salem. 375-3057.
Aug. 30: Butterflies at 5
5 p.m. Price varies. Science Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke. 342-5718. Aug. 30-31: Floyd Yoga Jam
8 a.m. Price varies. Burnette Farm Retreat Center, Willis. 745-5483.
Aug. 31: Baconfest
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Price varies. Salem Avenue, downtown Roanoke. www.facebook.com/baconfestva.
Aug. 31: Cinema on the Lawn
8 p.m. $5. Chateau Morrisette, Floyd. 593-2865.
Aug. 31: Parks & Arts
11 a.m. Free. Highland Park, Roanoke. 853-5652.
Aug. 31: Summer Dinner Picnic & Gazebo Music Series
5:30 p.m. $5. Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke. 626-7121.
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