Buchanan Town Improvement Society holding Tupperware fundraiser July 27

 

The Buchanan Town Improvement Society will host a Tupperware fundraising party on Thursday, July 27 at 7 p.m. at the Community House on Lowe Street, Buchanan.

All are welcome. If you would like to place an order but can’t attend the party, call 309-1283; RSVP to the same number.

 

County Chorus beginning rehearsals

 

The Botetourt County Chorus will begin rehearsals for the fall concert on August 7 at 7 p.m. at Mill Creek Baptist Church, 11475  Lee Highway, Fincastle.  The Halloween Concert will be performed on Saturday, October 21, at 6 p.m.  and will directed by Stephen Harris and accompanied by Lillian Cook.

New, former and current members are always welcome. For more information, call Faye at 798-8142.

 

Read Mountain Sundae Sundays continue

 

Read Mountain Fire and Rescue Annual Sundae Sundays continue this month from  4-8 p.m. every Sunday.  One scoop of ice cream is $2 and additional scoops are $1; banana splits are $4 and all toppings are free.

 

Buchanan Dates To Remember

 

  • Town Improvement Society – Members of the Buchanan Town Improvement Society meet on the last Monday of each month. The next meeting is scheduled July 31 at 7 p.m. in the historic Wilson Warehouse.
  • Buchanan Special Events Committee Meeting – Join in the planning of the 2018 Calendar of Events during the next Special Events Committee meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m.

 

Mysteries of Soil at Buchanan Library August 3

 

Mountain Castles Soil and Water Conservation District and Valley Conservation Council will offer a program for all ages, including adults, at the Buchanan Library at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3.

The program is a celebration of the amazing properties of soil, “the living skin of the earth.” Participants will explore why soil is essential to life on the planet through a series of hands-on activities. Information about the 2017 poster contest, “Healthy Soil Is Full of Life” will also be available. Tim Miller, education specialist for Mountain Castles SWCD, says that after the program, “You’ll never again think of soil as ‘just dirt.’ But come prepared to get a little messy.”

“Mysteries of Soil” is co-sponsored by Mountain Castles SWCD and Valley Conservation Council.  For more information, contact Tim Miller at trailrunner95@gmail.com or 797-0217.  Information about the sponsoring organizations can be found at http://www.mountaincastles.org/ and https://valleyconservation.org/

 

‘Sundaes on Sunday’ at

Eagle Rock

 

The Eagle Rock Fire and Rescue Department is having “Sundaes on Sunday” again this summer. The remaining dates are 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.

 

Backyard Botetourt

returns Aug. 14

 

Mountain Castles Soil and Water Conservation District and Valley Conservation Council will resume their monthly “Backyard Botetourt” workshop series, starting Monday, Aug. 14 at the Fincastle Library at 7 p.m.

The topic for August is “Family Gardening: Parents & Children Growing Together” presented by Debbie Ray of the Roanoke Valley Master Gardeners.  Designed with “beginning” gardeners in mind, this session will provide participants with the basics for growing vegetables, flowers, and herbs as a family activity. Ray will also share ideas for garden-related crafts, art projects, and how to incorporate play space into the garden.  She will focus on plants suitable for late in the growing season as well as how to use the cooler months to prepare for next year’s garden.

Co-sponsored by Mountain Castles SWCD and Valley Conservation Council, the Backyard Botetourt series is intended to increase public awareness, understanding, and appreciation of local natural resources and conservation topics. Fall meetings will be held September through November on the fourth Monday of the month at the Fincastle Library.

For more information, contact Tim Miller at trailrunner95@gmail.com or 797-0217.  Information about the sponsoring organizations can be found at http://www.mountaincastles.org/ and https://valleyconservation.org/

 

Horseshoe tournament benefits Lily of the Valley

 

The annual horseshoes tournament to benefit Lily of the Valley Baptist Church will be held Saturday, Aug. 5, beginning at noon, at the home of Josephine Thompson in Fincastle. Hot dogs, hamburgers, fish, desserts, water and other drinks will be available. Bring your own chairs. Trophies will be given for first, second and third places. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 473-2844.