Entertainment & Events for Sept. 11 Edition

Buchanan Dates To Remember

  • Third Friday Block Party & Cruise In – Pack Main Street on Friday, Sept. 20 during Buchanan’s last Block Party & Cruise In of the year. Explore dozens of antique autos lining Main Street. Take advantage of extended hours offered by several Buchanan shops and restaurants. Enjoy a night on the town including a free concert on Main Street as Barefoot West Band entertains crowds from center stage next to Town Hall.
  • Buchanan Tri – Run, Ride, River Race – There is still time to register to participate in this year’s Buchanan Tri Race which is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 14. Organizers are also looking for volunteers to help with the race route. For additional information call (540) 797-0217, or email muddysquirrelinfo@gmail.comor check the website at http://www.muddysquirrel.com/buchanan-tri.html.

Toys 4 Bot-E-Tots fundraiser September 28

Toys 4 Bot-E-Tots sets September 28 for the annual Poker Run and Pork Chop Dinner.  Registration for the poker run is $15. Pork chop dinners are $10.  There will be door raffles, gun raffle, 50/50 and a bake sale that day. Pork chop tickets are available for purchase now. Gun raffle tickets can also be purchased at this time. Monetary donations can be dropped off at any office of The Bank of Fincastle. To purchase tickets contact Matt Ward, Nellie Ward or Tina Underwood or contact Toys 4 Bot-E-Tots on their Facebook page.  All money raised benefits children in Botetourt at Christmas.

Square Dance Club offering free lessons

Learn Western Square Dancing from caller Paul Booze at the Botetourt Swingers Square Dance Club. Try two free introductory Tuesday nights on September 17 and 24 from 7-7:30 p.m. All classes are held at the Troutville Town Hall on Route 11.

Tuesday night classes will start October 8 from 6:30-7:30 and run through May of 2020.

The $12 charge per person is for four weeks in advance.

Contacts are Paul and Cathy Booze, (540) 761-1330, sqsnlines@yahoo.com or Bob Keniston, (540) 339-2353,bob@bigmercury.com.

Program on pruning shrubs, trees at Buchanan Library

Are you stumped by how and when to prune your shrubs and trees?  Do you wonder if you can do this yourself?  Barbara Leach, a Roanoke Master Gardener, will be at the Buchanan Library on Friday, Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. to explain the timing and techniques of pruning. Everyone is invited to this free program. The Buchanan Library is located at  19795 Main Street; 928-3005. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Buchanan Library.

Book and bake sales at Fincastle Library

The Friends of the Fincastle Library will be holding their annual book and bake sale on the following dates:

Thursday, September 27 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Friday, September 28 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday, September 29 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Shop for great deals on books, movies, music, baked goods, and more. Most items will be priced between 50 cents and$1. All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Fincastle Library. Donations, baked goods, and volunteers are needed.  Let a library staff member know if you are available to help. For more information, call the Fincastle Library at 928-2700.

Historical Society Founders Day Dinner October 25

The Botetourt County Historical Society will hold its 13th annual Founders Day Dinner on Friday, Oct. 25. It begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Fincastle United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 137 S. Church Street in Fincastle.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Peter Coogan, a professor at Hollins University, whose topic will be “October 1944: A World at War.” Coogan teaches American foreign relations, the history of international relations, revolution and war in Vietnam and modern American political history. He has conducted numerous seminars and published articles on British and American national security policy in the 20th century.

Tickets are $30 per person and are available to the Botetourt Historical Museum, from Historical Society board members, at Digital Image Printing in Daleville or by mail: P.O. Box 468, Fincastle. For more information, call 473-8391.

Used Book Sale coming up in Buchanan

The Friends of the Buchanan Library will be holding their Used Book Sale, Friday, October 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, October 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the basement of the Buchanan Library. There are hundreds of hardbacks for $1 and paperbacks priced at 50 cents for sale.  Choose from fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, craft books, and children’s books.  VHSs, DVDs, and CDs will be offered for $1 per bag. The basement of the library may be accessed from the Buchanan Library main entrance or from the rear entrance off of Lowe Street. The library is accepting donations of used books for the sale (no textbooks, medical books, encyclopedias, out of date computer books, or magazines). All proceeds from the Used Book Sale will help fund the children’s and adult programs and special projects at the Buchanan Library. The library is located at 19795 Main Street, phone 928-3005.

Botetourt GOP Ham Dinner October 12

The 53rd annual Botetourt County Republican Ham dinner will be held Saturday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Daleville. Tickets are $25 and may be obtained by call Donald Helms at 550-397-1796.



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