Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 10/13 to 10/20.

We scoured 17 disparate community calendars (yes, 17) so you didn’t have to.

We scoured 17 disparate community calendars (yes, 17) so you didn’t have to. Want to know when the next City Council meeting takes place? Curious about what there’s to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Our debut Happenings lists events chronologically in bullet-point fashion. Want to see different formatting/information? Let us know! This weekly listing is accessible to non-subscribers. Especially with pandemic uncertainty, we encourage folks to contact the venue directly to learn of any last minute changes or cancellations.

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Wednesday, Oct. 13

  • Noon — Ladies Who Launch Speaker Series featuring Isabel Thornton, executive director of Restoration Housing, at The Shenandoah Club (24 Franklin Rd. SE, Roanoke). Registration is limited. ($) For more information, contact Tammy Epes at (540) 345-1576x221 or tammy@theshenandoahclub.com.
  • 1 p.m. — Roanoke City Board of Zoning Appeals. Contact Tina Carr at (540) 853-1330 or Tina.Carr@roanokeva.gov for electronic meeting information.
  • 2 p.m. — Board of Trustees, City of Roanoke Pension Plan, Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke). For more information, contact Cindy Kirby at (540) 853-5218 or Cindy.Kirby@roanokeva.gov.
  • 3 to 4 p.m. —  Leaf rubbing craft at the Williamson Road Branch Library (3837 Williamson Rd., Roanoke)  Bring leaves to make beautiful journals. For more information contact the library at (540) 853-2340.
  • 3 to 5 p.m. — Spiritual tarot, finding your higher purpose and spiritual solutions at The WellNest (16 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke). ($) More information can be found at www.thewellnestroanoke.com.
  • 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. — Yoga at the Taubman Museum of Art. For more information, visit www.taubmanmuseum.org/calendar or contact info@taubmanmuseum.org or (540) 342-5760. ($)
  • 5:30 p.m — Roanoke Valley chess club meets in the community room of the Raleigh Court Branch Library (112 Grandin Rd. SW, Roanoke). More information at www.roanokechess.com.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Live music: Melissa Mesko at Crescent City Bourbon and Barbecue (19 Salem Ave SE, Roanoke).
  • 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Legally Blonde the Musical at the Mill Mountain Theatre Trinkle Main Stage (1 Market Square SE, Roanoke). Tickets and more information at www.millmountain.org.
  • 8 p.m. — Live music: Vintage Pistol Live at Martin's Downtown (413 1st St SW, Roanoke).

Thursday, Oct. 14

  • 1:30 p.m. — Transportation Planning Organization Technical meeting. Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission Office (313 Luck Avenue SW, Roanoke).
  • 4 to 8 p.m. — Sinkland Farms 30th Annual Pumpkin Festival (Sinkland Farms, 3020 Riner Rd, Christiansburg) ($). For more information, visit www.sinklandfarms.com/pumpkin-festival-about.
  • 5 p.m. — Roanoke City Architectural Review Board. Contact Tina Carr at (540) 853-1330 or tina.carr@roanokeva.gov for electronic meeting information.
  • 5 to 8 p.m. — The Friends of the Blue Ridge Library will hold a used Book Sale at the Blue Ridge Library (28 Avery Row, Roanoke). For more information, contact: Karen L Kappesser at gkkapp@infionline.net or at (540) 977-0067.
  • 5:30 to 7 p.m. — Ladies Night Out at LewisGale Hospital Montgomery (3700 S. Main Street, Blacksburg). Fun-filled activities and valuable information about women’s health. Contact: (877) 242-2362.
  • 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Party in Elmwood (Elmwood Park, 706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke) ($). For updates, visit this link.
  • 6 p.m. — Sidewinders Country Club, Sidewinders Steakhouse and Saloon (16 W. Campbell Ave., Roanoke). More information at www.sidewindersaloon.com.
  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Holistic Chamber of Commerce at The WellNest (16 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke). More information can be found at www.thewellnestroanoke.com.
  • 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. — Grammy-nominated Jontavious Willis performs at the historic Epperly Mill (532 Epperly Mill Rd. SW, Floyd). Traditional Blues with last album produced by Taj Mahal opening act Adam Dean Morrison. For tickets and more information, visit www.epperlymill.com.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Leadership and Accountability: On and Off the Court, presented by Coach Ken Carter at Roanoke College (Cregger Center, 287 High Street, Salem). For more information, visit this link.
  • 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Legally Blonde the Musical at the Mill Mountain Theatre Trinkle Main Stage (1 Market Square SE, Roanoke). More information at www.millmountain.org.
  • 7:30 to 10 p.m. — Terror Manor 2021 (805 Norfolk Ave. SW). Tickets and information: www.terrormanor.com.

Friday, Oct. 15

  • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Jurassic Quest, “North America’s largest and most realistic Dinosaur event” at the Berglund Center (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). ($) Tickets and information at www.jurassicquest.com/events/roanoke-va.
  • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Anthem Go Outside Festival (1 Market Sq., Roanoke). Featuring Ultimate Air Dogs, BMX Stunt Show, Lumberjacks, Beer Relay, Go Quest scavenger hunt, and live music concerts. More information at www.roanokegofest.com/info.
  • 10 a.m. — Western Virginia Regional Industrial Facility Authority (WVRIFA) meeting. Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission Office (313 Luck Avenue SW, Roanoke)
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Downtown Food & Cultural Tour, starting at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center (106 Shenandoah Ave.) Tickets and more information at www.roanokefoodtours.com.
  • 6 to 10 p.m. — 38 Special at Dr Pepper Park (Dr Pepper Park at the Bridges, 9 Old Whitmore Ave.) Tickets and more information at www.DrPepperPark.com.
  • 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Legally Blonde the Musical at the Mill Mountain Theatre Trinkle Main Stage (1 Market Square SE, Roanoke). More information at www.millmountain.org.
  • 7:30 to 11 p.m. — Terror Manor 2021 (805 Norfolk Ave. SW). Tickets and information: www.terrormanor.com.
  • 8 to 10:30 p.m. — Live indie rock music: Orange Culture / Incavalli / Her Majesty at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave SW). Tickets and more information at www.thespotonkirk.org.

Saturday, Oct. 16

  • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Anthem Go Outside Festival (1 Market Sq., Roanoke). Featuring Ultimate Air Dogs, BMX Stunt Show, Lumberjacks, Beer Relay, Go Quest scavenger hunt, and live music concerts. More information at www.roanokegofest.com/info.
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Sinkland Farms 30th Annual Pumpkin Festival (Sinkland Farms, 3020 Riner Rd, Christiansburg). ($) For more information, visit www.sinklandfarms.com/pumpkin-festival-about.
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Downtown Food & Cultural Tour, starting at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center (106 Shenandoah Ave.) Tickets and more information at www.roanokefoodtours.com.
  • 2 to 4 p.m. — Legally Blonde the Musical at the Mill Mountain Theatre Trinkle Main Stage (1 Market Square SE, Roanoke). More information at www.millmountain.org.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Maestro Wiley and Friends: “From Baroque to Billy Joel” from Roanoke Symphony Orchestra at Shaftman Performance Hall (541 Luck Avenue, Roanoke). Tickets and information at www.rso.com/events/.
  • 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Legally Blonde the Musical at the Mill Mountain Theatre Trinkle Main Stage (1 Market Square SE, Roanoke). More information at www.millmountain.org.
  • 7:30 to 11p.m. — Terror Manor 2021 (805 Norfolk Ave. SW). Tickets and information: www.terrormanor.com.
  • 8 to 10:30 p.m. — Live music: Hip-hop, rap and indie pop artist Dylan Dent at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave SW). Tickets and more information at www.thespotonkirk.org.

Sunday, Oct. 17

  • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Anthem Go Outside Festival (1 Market Sq., Roanoke). Featuring Ultimate Air Dogs, BMX Stunt Show, Lumberjacks, Beer Relay, Go Quest scavenger hunt, and live music concerts. More information at www.roanokegofest.com/info.
  • Noon — Roanoke's Sunday Drag Brunch with CHEF T from Hell's Kitchen (The Park, 615 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke). ($) Tickets and information can be found at this link.
  • Noon to 5 p.m.  — Sinkland Farms 30th Annual Pumpkin Festival (Sinkland Farms, 3020 Riner Rd, Christiansburg) ($) For more information, visit www.sinklandfarms.com/pumpkin-festival-about.
  • 2 to 4 p.m. — Legally Blonde the Musical at the Mill Mountain Theatre Trinkle Main Stage (1 Market Square SE, Roanoke). More information at www.millmountain.org.

Monday, Oct. 18

  • 2 p.m. — Roanoke City Council meeting, Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. — Free Yoga for the People at Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke.) More information can be found at this link.
  • 7 p.m. — Roanoke City Council meeting, Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).

Tuesday, Oct. 19

  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — SPAYghetti lunch. Every six meals sold covers the cost of spaying/neutering an adoptable cat or dog at the Roanoke Valley SPCA. Held at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (30 Huntington Blvd. NE, Roanoke). ($) More information can be found at this link.
  • 3:30 p.m. — Roanoke Arts Commission meeting, Economic Development conference room (117 Church Avenue SW, Roanoke).
  • 4 p.m. — Fair Housing Board meeting, Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Room #309, Roanoke). Contact: (540) 853-5681.
  • 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. —  SPAYghetti dinner. Every six meals sold covers the cost of spaying/neutering an adoptable cat or dog at the Roanoke Valley SPCA. Held at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (30 Huntington Blvd. NE, Roanoke). ($) More information can be found at this link.
  • 6 p.m. — Line Dance Night at Sidewinders Steakhouse and Saloon (16 W. Campbell Ave., Roanoke). More information at www.sidewindersaloon.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 20

  • 3 to 5 p.m. — Spiritual tarot, finding your higher purpose and spiritual solutions at The WellNest (16 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke). ($) More information can be found at www.thewellnestroanoke.com.
  • 4 to 6 p.m. —  Fall colors kayak excursion hosted by PLAY Roanoke at the Carvins Cove Natural Reserve (9644 Reservoir Rd., Roanoke). ($) More information can be found at this link.
  • 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. — Yoga at the Taubman Museum of Art. For more information, visit www.taubmanmuseum.org/calendar or contact info@taubmanmuseum.org or (540) 342-5760 ($)
  • 6 to 8 p.m. — Wine & Art Wednesday: Needle-Felted Pumpkins at the Crafteria: Handmade Food & Goods (16 Church Ave SW). More information can be found at this link. ($)