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Buchanan dates to remember

• Buchanan Community Carnival Raffle Tickets – The Big Prize Raffle Tickets are in. Time to pick up your tickets to sell or time to drop in to the Buchanan Town Hall on Main Street to purchase your tickets for the opportunity to win $5,000 cash as well as many other valuable prizes during the Buchanan Community Carnival.

• Buchanan Third Friday Block Party & Cruise In – “Meet Me on Main Street” on Friday, May 17 for a celebration of life in small town America. Bring family, friends and a lawn chair, then be prepared to discover the simpler things in life; good friends, good food, good music and good times.  Activities begin at 5:30 p.m. and continue through 8:30 p.m. A family affair, Meet Me on Main Street features an antique auto cruise in, a community market, kids’ activities including games and the Art Wall and music.

Fincastle Library’s Spring Fair

The Fincastle Library will be sponsoring a unique opportunity to shop and support young local talent.

The Spring Fair will feature young local artists, crafters, bakers, and builders. They will be displaying and selling their creative works at the library just in time for Mother’s Day.

Items will include: pottery, paintings, soaps, jewelry, craft Items, and baked goods.

The event will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Admission is free. For more information, call the library at 928-2700.

Vendors sought for Eagle Rock craft sale

The Eagle Rock Library is seeking craft vendors for its Spring/Mother’s Day Craft and Plant Sale on May 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reserve a spot for $10 by calling the library at 928-2800 or email jduval@botetourtva.gov.

Game Night May 17 at Buchanan Library

Friends of the Buchanan Library will host a Game Night on May 17, from 5-8 p.m., in conjunction with the Special Events Committee’s Third Friday Cruise-In.  Bring a favorite game and a snack to share. Don’t like card or board games?  The Friends will have a couple tables set with jigsaw puzzles, too. Or just enjoy a snack while and socialize with friends and neighbors.  For more information, call the library at 928-3005.

Blue Ridge Library Friends holding book sale

The Friends of the Blue Ridge Library will hold their spring used book sale May 16-18. There will be a large selection of gently used books on a wide range of subjects both fiction and nonfiction. Money made at the book sales is used to fund items not covered in the library budget such as help with the summer reading program, new posters for the library encouraging kids to read and, of course, stickers.

Hours for the sale are Thursday, May 16 from 5-8:30 p.m., Friday, May 17 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For information about the sale call the library at 928-2900.

Bingo fundraiser for Mike Walters

Come out for an afternoon of fun and Pampered Chef Bingo to benefit Mike Walters of Buchanan at the Buchanan Volunteer Firehouse on May 25. Mike was injured in an accident in March and is in need of financial help.

The event kicks off with vendor shopping at 3 p.m. and bingo starting promptly at 5. A spaghetti dinner is available for purchase and must be preordered by May 20. Dinner will be served from 4 -5. A bingo ticket plus dinner is $30 by May 20. Bingo ticket without dinner is $20 in advance and $25 the day of the bingo. Purchase tickets by May 10 and receive an extra cover-all card. Tickets are sold in advance for $20 by contacting Diane Taylor at (540) 520-7967, Myra Hubbard at (540) 798-7062, or Alice Hubbard at (540) 816-8348. Tickets are $25 at the door. Pre-order your tickets by May 20 via check, cash or PayPal.

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