Community Calendar posted 4.30.22

Carver Reunion Association
  Carver Reunion Association will hold a meeting at 4:00 pm, Saturday, April 23 at Pilgrim Baptist Church. The following information is needed as soon as possible from all Carver Alumni to update the Carver Directory: name, address, telephone number, email address, and class year.
  For additional information contact Maxine Trent at (540) 354-1888 or (540) 989-1155 or email: The mailing address is Carver Reunion Association, P.O. Box 382, Salem, VA  24153.

LewisGale organizes Regional Inaugural Cinco de Mammo event
  LewisGale Regional Health System announced plans for its inaugural Cinco de Mammo event on May 5, a special mammogram-screening event during special hours at its four hospitals across Southwest Virginia. The themed event, organized in conjunction with the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo, is a platform to promote breast cancer awareness while emphasizing the importance of getting an annual breast mammography exam.
    “During the COVID-19 pandemic, patients all over the region put off yearly mammograms,” said Tom Elmore, diagnostic imaging director. “Annual mammograms are proven to make a difference in positive outcomes for breast cancer patients, and this is a fun way to encourage folks to make the call and schedule their appointments.” 
  As part of the celebration, each hospital is offering complimentary chips and salsa, virgin margaritas, and mariachi music.
  “We’re planning for themed snacks, mocktails, and activities,” said April Woodward, vice president of oncology for LewisGale Regional Health System.
   Special hours for annual mammograms are scheduled at the following locations across Southwest Virginia. To schedule, call the following LewisGale (LG) information and Virginia locations for Wednesday, May 5: LG Alleghany Hospital, 1 ARH Lane, Low Moor, (540) 862-6879, and LG Pulaski Hospital, 2400 Lee Highway, Pulaski, (540) 994-8509, and LG Medical Center, 1802 Braeburn Drive, Salem, (540) 776-4983, and from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at LG Imaging Montgomery Center, 813 Davis St., Blacksburg, (540) 443-9900.

United Black Veterans Society of VA prayer vigil

The United Black Veterans Society of Virginia cordially invites the public to attend their prayer vigil/press conference to address the concerns of Veterans, especially the rumors of the VA hospital’s closing in Virginia. Please come and support our veterans and be heard! We must stand up for our veteran’s rights especially to be able to get health care at our veteran’s hospitals. We have to let our politicians, legislators, and VA leaders know that we are watching them all and holding them fully accountable for their actions and decisions. Our Veteran Lives Matter!
This peaceful prayer vigil is being held Thursday, April 28 at 11 a.m. at the front entrance of the Salem VA Hospital at 1970 Roanoke Blvd, Salem. 

Central Baptist Church Anniversary
Central Baptist Church will celebrate Pastor Thomas and First Lady Jeanie Harper’s 4th Anniversary at the church 3 PM on Sunday, April 24.
  Rev. Charles Calloway will deliver the Anniversary Message accompanied by the Central Baptist Church Mass Choir.

Women’s Day speaker at Ebenezer AME
Ebenezer AME Church joyfully invites you to come to join us in worship with us on Sunday, April 24 at the 11 a.m. service at 1563 Lafayette Blvd in NW Roanoke. The theme is “Women Ministry in Motion for the Real Church and Kingdom Building.”
  Rev. Amy Christine Hodge, pastor of Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church of Roanoke will be the speaker for the Women’s Day Service. Come join in as we honor our women who give their service to our God. Rev. Dr. Michael McCray is the host pastor.

Block Party!

A Gainsborough Neighborhood Block Party will be held in front of the Gainsboro Branch Library located at 15 Patton Ave. in NW Roanoke from 11 am-2 pm on Saturday, May 21. Music, entertainment, food, and beverages will be provided for children and adults free of charge. So come out and have some fun!
For more information, please call 540.853.2540.

Star City Safe Cleanup

 The Roanoke Solid Waste Management Division and the Star City Safe Initiative are teaming up to host a Star City Safe Cleanup event for streets located in Northwest Roanoke. The designated cleanup area for this event from west to east is Hershberger Road to Gainsboro Road and from north to south is Interstate 581 to Shenandoah Ave. 
  Residents living in the designated area are invited to toss ALL clutter, unwanted brush, and unlimited bulk items to the curb. The Solid Waste Division will be running a full fleet of trucks to collect that waste starting on Saturday morning, which means everything must be set out before 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 30 in order for it to be picked up. The cleanup event is from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  Please do not discard the following hazardous items during the cleanup: liquid paint, motor oils, batteries, liquid pesticides, gasoline, diesel fuel, stains, or finishes. These hazardous materials can harm citizens and our employees and cause fires, explosions, or harmful chemical reactions in solid waste trucks. To safely dispose of household hazardous materials, please call RVRA at 540-857-5050.  If you have any questions or need more information about the Star City Safe Cleanup event, please call the Solid Waste Division at 540-853-2000, Option 1, or visit