Buchanan Dates To Remember

  • Buchanan Special Events Committee Meeting – Join in the planning of Buchanan’s Calendar of Events during the next meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 10 at 7 p.m. in the Buchanan Town Hall.
  • Buchanan Lions Club – Members meet on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the North Star Restaurant. The meetings for May are Thursday, May 11 and 25. For additional information or if you are interested in joining the Lions Club, contact Mike Burton at 254-3345.


May movie at the libraries

Botetourt County libraries will show the film “Sing” in May.

A koala impresario stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater, and the contest attracts the attention of such musically inclined animals as a harried pig mom, a teenage gorilla, a shy elephant and a punk porcupine. The movie is rated PG and runs for 108 minutes.

Show times are: Wednesday, May 17 at 4 p.m. – Fincastle; Thursday, May 18 at 4 p.m. – Buchanan; and Thursday, May 25 at 4 p.m. – Blue Ridge. All movies are free and snacks will be provided.


Blue Ridge Library book sale

Friends of the Blue Ridge Library will be having a book sale at the library on Friday, May 19 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The sale will offer a wide variety of both hardcover and paperback books.  Most hardcover books are priced at $1each and most paperback books are priced at 50 cents each.

Proceeds from the sale are used by the Friends to purchase items that the library needs.   The Friends help to fund the annual Summer Reading Program, purchase furniture and equipment and also purchase promotional items.

Blue Ridge Library is located at 28 Avery Row, Roanoke, about a half-mile east of the Bonsack Walmart. For directions, call the library at 928-2900.


Class on Alcohol Inks May 23

Wanda Crowder, Roanoke artist and jewelry designer, will teach a class on the medium of Alcohol Inks at the Buchanan Library on May 23 from 1-3 p.m. Alcohol Inks are painted on non-porous surfaces and can be created in traditional or abstract art. No artistic painting experience is required for the class. Supplies will be provided by the Friends of the Buchanan Library.

The class is free, but registration is required and limited to 10 people. To register, sign up at the library or call the library at 928-3005.  Examples of Wanda Crowder’s work can be seen at Purgatory Emporium, 19762 Main Street, Buchanan. The library is located at 19795 Main Street.


‘Sundaes on Sunday’ coming back June 11

The Eagle Rock Fire and Rescue Department is having “Sundaes on Sunday” again this summer. The dates are June 11, July 9, August 13 and September 10 from 3-6 p.m. Twelve toppings, whipped cream and cherries will be available. The members will also be serving hot fudge brownies and banana splits. The first scoop for sundaes is $2, and additional scoops are $1; hot fudge brownies are $5 and banana splits, $6.