Mediterranean Diet topic of program

The Friends of the Buchanan Library will sponsor a program by Master Food Volunteer Kim Butterfield on the Mediterranean Diet on February 15 at 11 a.m. The Mediterranean Diet has long been recommended by nutritionists, dieticians, and physicians for being low in saturated fat as a heart healthy diet for everyone. Butterfield will share tastings and recipes featuring the Mediterranean Diet. Everyone is welcome to attended this free program. The Buchanan Library is located at 19795 Main Street; 928-3005.


Buchanan Dates To Remember

  • Buchanan Lions Club – Members meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Members will meet at North Star Restaurant on Thursdays, Feb. 9 and 23.
  • Second Sunday Dinner – The Buchanan Town Improvement Society invites the public to enjoy dining in the historic Wilson Warehouse on Sunday, Feb. 12 from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Dine-in and carry-out meals are $10 per person with proceeds going toward maintenance of the historic Wilson Warehouse/Community House.


Buchanan Library used book sale benefits elementary school

The Friends of the Buchanan Library are holding a Benefit Used Books Sale for the Buchanan Elementary School Library at the Buchanan Public Library on February 9, 10, and 11.

The Buchanan Elementary Library is in need of funds for books and supplies for the remaining school year and the Friends are going to help by sharing the proceeds, 50/50, with the school library.

The sale will be held Thursday, Feb. 9, 3-7 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday, Feb. 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the basement of the Buchanan Public Library. There are hundreds of used hardbacks, fiction and non-fiction, for $1, paperbacks are 50 cents, and all DVDs, VHSs, and CDs are $1 per bag.

The library is still accepting donations of used books in good condition, but please no textbooks, encyclopedias, or magazines. In case of inclement weather, the sale will be held February 16, 17, and 18 at the same times. The Buchanan Library is located at 19795 Main Street, Buchanan.


Movie at the libraries

The Botetourt County libraries will show “The Secret Life of Pets” in February.

This animated comedy from Illumination Entertainment asks the question: What do our pets do all day when we’re not home? For the critters living in a Manhattan apartment building, the answer – whatever they want!

A terrier named Max (voice of Louis C.K.) regularly invites his friends to hang out at his place while his owner (Ellie Kemper) is gone, but his quiet life is upended when said owner also takes in Duke (Eric Stonestreet), a stray mutt whom Max instantly dislikes. Their feud eventually causes both of them to get lost in New York City, and as they work together to find their way home, they cross paths with a vicious bunny (Kevin Hart), who plans to lead a group of abandoned pets on a mission of revenge against humanity. Jenny Slate, Albert Brooks, Lake Bell, Hannibal Buress, Tara Strong, Steve Coogan, Dana Carvey, and Bobby Moynihan also lend their voices to the film, which was directed by Chris Renaud (“Despicable Me 2”) and Yarrow Cheney.

The movie is rated PG and runs for 90 minutes.

Show times are: Thursday, Feb. 9 at 4 – Blue Ridge; Saturday, Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. – Eagle Rock; Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 4 – Fincastle; and Thursday, Feb. 16 at 4 – Buchanan. All movies are free and snacks will be provided.


Buchanan Book Club reorganizing

The Buchanan Library Book Club will hold a reorganizational meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the library meeting room.

Topics to be discussed include the date and time preferred for getting together, how to handle choosing books, whether all read the same book or the same type of book to discuss, refreshments, and the introduction of the 2017 Reading Challenge.

All are invited to attend. For comments or questions, call Pat Jasper at 254-1458 or 520-8076.


Troutville ‘Sweet Shop’ sales will support Vets Day program

The Troutville Sunshine Girls will be selling homemade chocolate treats, cupcakes, cookies, cards, balloons and flowers for Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Sunshine Station in Troutville.

All proceeds will go toward the Veterans Day event in November.

For more information, call 819-6335