Knights of Columbus’ fish fry next Friday

The Knights of Columbus will have a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 31 at the Church of the Transfiguration, 7624 Roanoke Road, Fincastle. Eat in or take out for $9; children 7 and under eat free. The dinner includes fried flounder, chicken nuggets for children, homemade cole slaw, sweet cornbread, fries and dessert. Proceeds will benefit local charities. For more information, call 540-904-3126.

Special sale at Solomon’s Market

Solomon’s Mission, Lowe Street, Buchanan, is preparing for new spring items and is having a buy one bag of clothing, get one free sale March 25.

Cloverdale Church of the Brethren Thrift Shop

Spring is just a round the corner. The thrift shop has a great selection of spring clothes for women, men and children. Come and get your Easter outfit. The shop is open each Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Buchanan Area Ministerial Association Lenten Services

The Buchanan Area Ministerial Association invites and encourages you to attend the Lenten services at the following places, times with a list of the pastors who are preaching. Come just as you are. A free light lunch is served at the 12 noon service. Refreshments are served at the 7 p.m. services. Call 254-1390 for more information. Remaining services are:

• March 28 -Buchanan Baptist Church – 7 p.m. – Pastor Doug Mitchell

• April 4 – Virginia Presbyterian Church -12 noon for lunch – Pastor Jerome Coleman

• April 11- New Beginnings Assembly of God – 7 p.m. – Pastor Randall Jackson

Lenten services at Fincastle UMC

Fincastle United Methodist Church will hold five weekly Wednesday Lenten services and lunch beginning on March 8, in the Family Life Center, 137 S. Church Street. These short 20-minute services begin at 12:05 p.m. and will be led by area pastors. A home-cooked lunch will follow each service. The service and meal are designed to last about one hour. Childcare will be provided. Takeout meals will be available.

The schedule for this year’s services is:

• March 22 – The Rev. Patrick Starkey, Cloverdale Church of the Brethren, Cloverdale; Lunch – Chili Beans, Cornbread, Baked Potatoes, Salad, Dessert

• March 29 – The Rev. Fr. Steven McNally, Church of the Transfiguration, Fincastle; Lunch – Chef Salad, Gelatin Salad, Bread, Dessert

• April 5 – The Rev. Kathleen Overby Webster, District Superintendent, Roanoke District, United Methodist Church; Lunch – Ham Biscuits, Potato Salad, Pea Salad, Fruit Salad, Deviled Eggs, Dessert

The lunch menus are subject to change. If Botetourt County Public Schools are closed because of inclement weather, the service will be canceled.

Everyone is invited to attend these services during the season of Lent.

Hymn sing at New Beginnings

New Beginnings Assembly of God will have a hymn sing at 6:30 p.m. March 26. The church is on Narrow Passage Road just outside of Buchanan. Everyone is invited.

Blood drive April 1 at Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church at 4930 Country Club Road, Troutville, will be sponsoring a spring blood drive for Virginia Blood Services. The drive will be on Saturday, April 1 from 2-6 p.m. To sign up, contact Vicki Robinson at 992-5885 or online at

Movie night at Buchanan Theatre

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church will host a community movie night at the Buchanan Theatre on Sunday, April 2.

The movie will be “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone” about a washed-up former child star forced to do community service at a local megachurch. He pretends to be a Christian to land the part of Jesus in the annual passion play, only to discover that the most important role of his life is far from Hollywood.

The movie starts at 6 p.m. and tickets are $3 each. No reservations are needed. There will be a door prize drawing at the end of the movie.

Pleasant Hill hosting ‘Worship with Anthony Evans’

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church will host “Priscilla Shirer Simulcast/Worship with Anthony Evans” on Saturday, April 8. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the event running from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Seating is limited so register early by emailing or by calling the church line at 992-5556. The day will include door prizes, exhibits, photo booth and more. There is no charge for this event, but be sure to register as soon as possible.

Health Fair at Mill Creek Baptist

Mill Creek Baptist Community Health Fair will be held Saturday, April 8 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Visitors can drop in to meet the vendors, get a massage, eat lunch and listen to music by Mike Lee’s students.

Vendors will include massage therapy, home health, hospice, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, home care services, PACE Program and other health care resources.

For more information, contact Cindy Markham at 540-354-9950.

Troutville Baptists going to Kentucky

Troutville Baptist Church is sponsoring a trip to Kentucky to see Noah’s Ark, Creative Museum and a mystery play May 25-27. The cost is $330 double and $430 single. For more information, call Lena Gibson at 992-4945 or Scott Finley, 520-1510.