Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 11/3 to 11/10.

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. We list events chronologically. Want to see different formatting/information? Let us know! This weekly listing is accessible to non-subscribers. Especially with pandemic uncertainty, we strongly encourage folks to contact the venue directly to learn of any last minute changes or cancellations.

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Wednesday, Nov. 3

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — 2021 Senior Fun & Health Fair at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem). Featuring cooking demonstrations, line dancing, bingo and door prizes. For more information, visit this link.
  • 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 in the community room of the Raleigh Court Branch Library (112 Grandin Rd. SW, Roanoke). More information at www.roanokechess.com.  

Thursday, Nov. 4

  • 3 to 5 p.m. — Transportation Planning Organization Policy Board special meeting at the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (313 Luck Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 5 to 7 p.m. — Thursday Overtime networking event hosted by the Roanoke Regional Chamber and presented by Tech Squared at Mission BBQ (229 Colonial Ave. SW, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 5:30 to 7 p.m. — Indoor herb planter workshop hosted by the City of Roanoke and PLAY Roanoke at the Fishburn Mansion (714 13th St. SW, Roanoke). Visit this link for registration and more information.
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Thursday Night Special Mountain Bike Rides. Meet at Roanoke Mountain Adventures (806 Wasena Ave. SW, Roanoke) to embark on a ride up to the Mill Mountain Star and back to RMA for BYOB post-ride refreshments. For more information, 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 p.m. — Equity and Empowerment Advisory Board for the City of Roanoke at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Room 159, Roanoke). Contact the City Manager's office at (540) 853-2333 for meeting information.
  • 7 p.m. — lespecial at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW, Roanoke). The band’s Sanctuary debut features their signature blend of “heavy future groove.” For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — The Steel Wheels (standing room only), an Americana roots/folk/rock band performs at the Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for entry. For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)

Friday, Nov. 5

  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. — Free Yoga for the People at Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke.) More information can be found at this link.
  • 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. ($)
  • Noon to 4 p.m. — Last day of the exhibit “NOT Our Monument Project” at the Center for Studying Structures of Race, Slave Quarters Building at Monterey House, Roanoke College (221 College Lane, Salem). Through text and images, feedback from students, faculty and staff was used to create an exhibit on the presence of the Roanoke County Confederate monument. For more information, visit this link.
  • Noon to 8 p.m. — Salem sports cards, comics, toys and games show at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 2 to 9 p.m. — Eureka Fall Festival (RESCHEDULED FROM LAST WEEK) sponsored by Roanoke Parks and Recreation at Eureka Park (1529 Carroll Ave. NW, Roanoke). Featuring lawn games, life-sized Hungry Hippo, disc golf, climbing wall food and movie. For more information, visit https://www.playroanoke.com/activity/eureka-fall-festival/.
  • 5 to 9 p.m. — Art by Night. Downtown Roanoke art galleries are open late and feature live music and demonstrations. For more information, visit this link.
  • 5 to 10 p.m. — Transform Masquerade Party at the Taubman Museum of Art (110 Salem Ave. SE, Roanoke). Wear your best digs and join us for a masquerade party replete with live music, ambient lighting design, and live performances to celebrate our Fashioning the Future exhibition suite. For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)
  • 6 to 9 p.m. — Southwest Virginia Business Hall of Fame at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center (110 Shenandoah Ave. NW, Roanoke). Laureates to be inducted are Bruce Farrell, president of Berglund Management Group and Jim Wade, former president of Advance Auto Parts. For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Los Angeles based instrumental supergroup Circles Around The Sun make their Sanctuary debut at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW, Roanoke). For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Béla Bartók: Bluebeard’s Castle, presented by Opera Roanoke at Shaftman Hall at Jefferson Center (541 Luck Ave. SW, Roanoke). Bluebeard’s new bride, Judith, is about to get more than she bargained for when she moves into her new husband’s looming dark castle in this psychological opera-thriller. The American premiere of the chamber orchestra version by Eberhard Kloke is sung in English. For tickets and information, visit https://operaroanoke.org/bluebeards-castle. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Soulvember with Macklyn & Friends at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave SW). Macklyn is a musician based in the Blue Ridge Mountains who combines old-school hip hop and neo-soul. Life + Love, Macklyn’s debut album, explores topics such as forgiveness, relationships, self-care, and love all under grace. Tickets and more information at www.thespotonkirk.org. ($)
  • 8 to 10:30 p.m. — Crowder: The Milk & Honey Tour, from the contemporary Christian singer-songwriter and instrumentalist at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). For tickets, visit this link. ($)

Saturday, Nov. 6

  • 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. — 28th-annual Craft Show at the Brambleton Recreation Center (3738 Brambleton Ave. SW, Roanoke). Get a jump on your holiday shopping. For contact information or to register as a vendor, visit this link.
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Black Dog Salvage Holiday Open House, featuring door prizes, live music, artisan demonstrations and refreshments at Black Dog Salvage (902 13th St. SW, Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Pop Up: Playful Earrings, Ceramics, & Stained Glass hosted by The Slap Shop and Crafteria: Handmade Food & Goods at the Crafteria (16 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Veterans’ Appreciation Day at the Virginia Museum of Transportation (303 Norfolk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Free admission for active and retired military. For more information, visit vmt.org.
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Salem sports cards, comics, toys and games show at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 11 a.m. — Veterans Day Parade in downtown Roanoke. Parade route along Campbell Avenue and Jefferson Street. For more information, visit this link.
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Downtown Food & Cultural Tour, starting at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center (106 Shenandoah Ave.) Tickets and more information at www.roanokefoodtours.com. ($)
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Smith Mountain Lake chili festival, with tastings from noon to 2 p.m. and awards at 3:30 p.m. hosted by the SML Regional Chamber of Commerce at Bridgewater Plaza (16430 Booker T. Washington Hwy, Suite 2, Moneta). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. — 20th Annual Harvest Soup & Wine Festival at AmRhein’s Wine Cellars (9243 Patterson Dr., Bent Mountain), featuring live music. For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)
  • 1 p.m. — To honor military personnel, the Colonel William Preston Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will host a wreath-laying ceremony at Freedom Plaza (202 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke). For more information, visit https://colonelwilliamprestondar.org/.
  • 1 to 3 p.m. — Introduction to historic uses of plants and animals, aged 8 and up, at Explore Park (56 Roanoke River Pkwy Rd., Roanoke). Discover the variety of flora and fauna in Explore Park and find out how Native Americans, settlers and slaves used the bounty of the forest to survive and thrive. Visit this link for registration and information.
  • 7:05 to 10 p.m. — Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs vs. Macon Mayhem at the Berglund Center Coliseum (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). For tickets, visit this link.
  • 7:30 p.m. — An evening of songs and stories with folk singer-songwriter Taylor Leonhardt, celebrating the release of her newest album, Hold Still at a private address in Roanoke. For tickets and details visit this link.

Sunday, Nov. 7

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Pop Up: Playful Earrings, Ceramics, & Stained Glass hosted by The Slap Shop and Crafteria: Handmade Food & Goods at the Crafteria (16 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Harvest Bash featuring hay rides, food, games and a bounce house at Valley Church Roanoke (8018 Angel Ln., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. — 20th Annual Harvest Soup & Wine Festival at AmRhein’s Wine Cellars (9243 Patterson Dr., Bent Mountain), featuring live music. For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)
  • 1 to 5 p.m. — Veterans’ Appreciation Day at the Virginia Museum of Transportation (303 Norfolk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Free admission for active and retired military. For more information, visit vmt.org.
  • 2 to 7 p.m. — Orangish: The Yellow and Orange Creative Brunch Day Party at the Collective (601 11th St. NW, Roanoke). Wear shades of yellow or orange for an exclusive brunch party for artists, designers and creatives to celebrate recent accomplishments over bottomless mimosas and music. For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)
  • 2:30 p.m. — Béla Bartók: Bluebeard’s Castle, presented by Opera Roanoke at Shaftman Hall at Jefferson Center (541 Luck Ave. SW, Roanoke). Bluebeard’s new bride, Judith, is about to get more than she bargained for when she moves into her new husband’s looming dark castle in this psychological opera-thriller. The American premiere of the chamber orchestra version by Eberhard Kloke is sung in English. For tickets and information, visit https://operaroanoke.org/bluebeards-castle. ($)
  • 3:05 to 5 p.m. — Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs vs. Macon Mayhem at the Berglund Center Coliseum (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). For tickets, visit this link. ($)

Monday, Nov. 8

  • 1 to 2 p.m. — Destress throwback coloring event for grown-ups at the Belmont Branch of the Roanoke Public Libraries (1101 Morningside St. SE, Roanoke). Information can be found at this link.
  • 1:30 p.m. — Roanoke City Planning Commission electronic meeting. Contact Tina Carr at (540) 853-1330 or tina.carr@roanokeva.gov for electronic meeting information.
  • 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 to 8 p.m. — High hopes Dog Traning’s canine good citizen class, first of a six-week course held at The WellNest (16 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke). Prepares you and your dog for the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen test. For registration and additional information, visit this link.  ($)

Tuesday, Nov. 9

  • 1 p.m. — Bridge group at the Vinton Library (300 S. Pollard St., Vinton). Play bridge with experienced players. Space is limited.
  • 5:30 p.m. — Roanoke City Gun Violence Prevention Commission monthly meeting at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke).
  • 6 p.m. — Community forum on gun violence, including an update on the efforts of the Roanoke City Gun Violence Prevention Commission and remarks from Roanoke Police Chief Sam Roman at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke).
  • 6 p.m. — Line Dance Night at Sidewinders Steakhouse and Saloon (16 W. Campbell Ave., Roanoke). More information at www.sidewindersaloon.com.
  • 8 p.m. — Jazz piano legend Bob James and his quartet perform at the Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for entry. For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)

Wednesday, Nov. 10

  • 7:30 to 9 a.m. — 2021 State of the County (Roanoke) address, hosted by the Roanoke Regional Chamber and presented by Appalachian Power. Roanoke County Board of Supervisors Chair P. Jason Peters will update the business community on the county's accomplishments and plans for the future. See this link for registration and information.
  • Noon — Ladies Who Launch Speaker Series featuring Daisy Ball, associate professor and coordinator of the criminal justice program at Roanoke College, at The Shenandoah Club (24 Franklin Rd. SE, Roanoke). Registration is limited. For more information, visit https://ladieswholaunch.theshenandoahclub.com. Contact: Tammy Epes at (540) 345-1576x221 or tammy@theshenandoahclub.com. ($)
  • 1 p.m. — Roanoke City Board of Zoning Appeals electronic meeting. Contact Tina Carr at (540) 853-1330 or tina.carr@roanokeva.gov for electronic meeting information.
  • 3 to 5 p.m. — Spiritual tarot, finding your higher purpose and spiritual solutions at The WellNest (16 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke). More information can be found at www.thewellnestroanoke.com. ($)
  • 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 ($)
  • 5:30 p.m — Roanoke Valley chess club in the community room of the Raleigh Court Branch Library (112 Grandin Rd. SW, Roanoke). More information at www.roanokechess.com.
  • 6 to 8 p.m. — Wine & Art Wednesday: Crochet Klatch at the Crafteria: Handmade Food & Goods (16 Church Ave SW). More information can be found at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — An Evening with Jesmyn Ward, MacArthur “Genius” award winner, novelist, memoirist and editor at the Moss Arts Center (190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg). For tickets and information, visit this link.