2018 Neighborhood Month
Neighborhood Month provides you with an opportunity to learn about a neighborhood (or neighborhoods) other than your own and to meet the folks who live there. By leaving the comfort of your own neighborhood and venturing out to see what the rest of Roanoke and our neighborhoods are really about you will quickly discover just how unique each neighborhood is.
At the same time, learn that each is filled with warm and friendly people who care about their neighborhood - just as you care about yours. So venture out, meet neighbors in other neighborhoods and experience why all of Roanoke's neighborhoods are places we are each proud to call home.
Neighborhood Month Planning Kit and 2018 Scheduled Events
Event Planning Kit
Join your neighbors and begin planning your neighborhood's 2018 Neighborhood Month event. Reviewing the Neighborhood Month Event Planning Kit will provide you with tips on how to organize your event, how to solicit volunteers to help with your event, and provide you with event suggestions that have been successful in Roanoke and other neighborhoods around the country.
If your organization is planning and event or uncertain what type of event to plan for Neighborhood Month 2018, please contact the Office of Neighborhood Services by calling 540-853-5210 or by email as we will be glad to assist you.
Events planned to date include:
Your neighbors of the Airlee Court Neighborhood invite you to and enjoy a neighborhood-wide yard sale incorporating individual yard sales within the 24-block neighborhood, all in one day! Last year, 94 individual yard sales took place throughout the Airlee Court neighborhood that includes the area between Williamson Road NE and Hershberger Road between Walgreens and Florist Road. Look for the signs! For more info, visit their website at www.airleecourt.org for a map showing all of the yard sale locations, or contact Airlee Court president Ben Burch at 366-8407.
* Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - Grandin Court Neighborhood Association Annual Plant Exchange & Give-Away (7pm - 8pm)
Your neighbors of the Grandin Court Neighborhood Association cordially invite you to attend and participate in their annual Plant Exchange & Give-Away. The event will be held at the Grandin Court Recreation Center located at 2621 Barham Road SW. Neighbors are encouraged to bring any perennials that they've removed from their garden, seeds, or any extra plant packs they have to share with other gardeners and neighbors. For more info, contact Grandin Court president Freeda Cathcart at 204-6354.
Friday, May 18, 2018 - Melrose-Rugby Neighborhood Forum, Inc. Renowned Fish Fry (POSTPONED until June 2018)
Your neighbors of the Melrose-Rugby Neighborhood Forum invite you to join them for a mouth-watering lunch consisting of a freshly prepared fish sandwich, with your choice of slaw or chips for $6 or with drink for $6.50. The event will be held at the Melrose-Rugby Community Center located at 1730 Orange Ave, NW where you can dine in or carry out. The Melrose Rugby Fish Fry is one lunch you will not want to miss! For more information, contact Estelle McCadden at 342-2763.
* Saturday, May 19, 2018 - Community Kids' Bird Feeder Building Workshop (10am - 2pm)
Sponsored by the South Roanoke Home Depot and Old Southwest, Inc., this FREE hands-on workshop is designed for children ages 5 to 12 to learn how to build a birdhouse. All kids get to keep their bird feeder, bird seed & Workshop Apron while supplies last. The event will be held at the historic Alexander Gish House, located at 641 Walnut Avenue SW (at the end of Walnut Ave SW on the right hand side) from 10AM - 2PM. For more information, contact Mark Hostetter at 540-556-9172.
Neighbors of the Gainsborough SW Community Organization cordially invite you to join them on Patton Avenue in front of the Gainsboro Library (15 Patton Ave NW) as they celebrate their neighborhood with a community-wide celebration and block party. Free event offering food, music and youth activities celebrating the surrounding Historic Gainsboro neighborhood. For more info contact Gainsborough SW Community Organization president Constance Crutchfield all 343-0311.
* Saturday, May 26, 2018 - Avenel Neighborhood Watch 'Annual Laburnum/Avenel Neighborhood Yard Sale' (8am-12noon)
Held annually in partnership with Laburnum Avenue residents between the 2300-2500 hundred blocks of Laburnum and Avenel Ave SW that run parallel to each other. this is one yard sale you will not want to miss. For more info, contact John Turner at 540-343-5121.
To add your event to the schedule of activities taking place, contact the Office of Neighborhood Services by calling 540-853-5210 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.