Movies at Longwood Park
May 12 - August 18
Bring a blanket and chairs and enjoy a movie under the stars. Admission is free and FunTimes will be there with a concession stand to sell food and drinks. The first 50 families will receive a free bag of popcorn from Frito Lay. May 12, Jungle Book; June 9, Secret Life of Pets; July 14, Finding Dory; August 18, Angry Birds Time. Starts at dusk (around 7-8 p.m.) Salem Longwood Park, 601 E Main Street, Salem. (540) 375-3057. https://www.salemva.gov
Salem After 5
May 19 - August 11
Live music and dancing. Bring a chair and blanket while enjoying food from local vendors at our Food Court. Children’s activities. May 19 - The Kings; June 23- Uptown; July 21- Fuzzy Logic; and August 11- The Tams. 5-9 p.m. $5. Salem Farmers Market, North Broad Street, Salem. City of Salem Parks and Recreation, 620 Florida Street, Salem. (540) 375-3057.
Breakfast with the Animals
May 20 - October 21
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Join us at the Mill Mountain Zoo every third Saturday, to have breakfast with the animals. Guests will be treated to a light breakfast buffet and the chance to meet one of the zoo’s education outreach animals. 8:30-10 a.m. $15/non-member adult, $12/member adult, $12/non-member child, $9/member child, $45/non-member family of four, and $35/member family of four. Mill Mountain Zoo, Mill Mountain Park, Roanoke. www.mmzoo.org or call or email Bambi Godkin with additional questions at (540) 343-3241 x23 or email@example.com.
Party in Elmwood
June 1 - 29
Get ready to groove and shag at Party in Elmwood for the 2017 season. Roanoke’s favorite beach music dance party is in Elmwood Park every Thursday night through September 14, 5:30 p.m.-8:30p.m. $5 per person at the gate, or an "Any Ten" tickets for $45. 12 and under, free. Join us for all of your favorite bands and jams. Get your shag on and enjoy friends, food, and drinks in the region’s most vibrant and exciting destination: Downtown Roanoke. Bring your lawn chair. No coolers allowed. Elmwood Park, 706 South Jefferson Street, Roanoke. 540 342-2028.
KIDS MAKE ART: A Free First Saturday Program for Children and Families
June 3 - December 2
KIDS MAKE ART is a once-a-month first Saturday program offering opportunities for the whole family to connect with and make art at the museum. By turning a viewing experience into a time for hands-on participation, children of all ages can enhance their observation skills and use their total brain, all while having fun working on a project with their parents, guardians and peers. Free to the whole family. Registration not required. Children require parent/guardian supervision during the program, and we encourage everyone to take part in the activities – adults and children alike. Activities are designed for participants of all ages. Join us on Saturdays from 1-3 p.m., the Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center, 8009 Fishburn Drive. Roanoke 24020, (540) 362-6496. For more details about each month's activities, please visit us www.hollins.edu/museum. www.facebook.com/EleanorDWilsonMuseum.
June 28 - July 9
Celebrating its 30th year, the Salem Fair is the largest fair in the state and has been recognized as one of the top 100 fairs and expositions in the country. Weekdays: 4-11 p.m.; weekends, noon-11 p.m. Free Admission. Salem Civic Center, 1001 Roanoke Boulevard, Salem. 540-375-3004.