Pigg River Ramble

Saturday (All day)
Wade Park | 701 Wade Park Road | Rocky Mount, VA

Saturday's events at Wade Park include an 8-mile float down the "Mighty Pigg" and the legendary "Ledge." A mandatory race meeting will take place at 10 a.m. Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital sponsors kids activities and post-race festivities, so bring chairs or blankets.

Visit for more information and to pre-register.

Gluten and Your Health

Tuesday 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Trinity Ecumenical Church | 40 Lakemount Drive | Moneta, VA

Join Carilion Clinic for an informative discussion about gluten and your health.  Topics include:  dietary gluten, gluten free baking, and Celiac Disease.

The event is free and pre-registration is requested.  For additional information on this event or to register, call Carilion Clinic at 800-422-8482.

Chronic Disease Management series

Monday 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Essig Recreation Center | 295 Technology Dr. | Rocky Mount, VA

For individuals with chronic disease, wellness can be defined as the existence of symptom management as exemplified by quality of life and a sense of well-being.  Please join Carilion Clinic Registered Nurse and Personal Fitness Instructor, Gail Nordhaus, to explore your wellness potential through exercise and discussion.

To register, contact Franklin County Senior Services at 540-483-9238.


Community Access Resource Expo (C.A.R.E.)

Wednesday 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Essig Recreation Center | 295 Technology Drive | Rocky Mount, VA

An opportunity for Franklin County residence to meet health, wellness, and social support resource organizations and learn about community programs available in Franklin County.

Planning partners:  United Way of Franklin County, Franklin County Parks and Recreation, Healthy Community Action Team (H.C.A.T.), and Carilion Clinic.

Stroke Screening

Saturday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital | 180 Floyd Ave. | Rocky Mount, VA

Carilion Clinic will be offering free stroke screenings to include:  blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol (lipid panel), lower extremity pressure check (Ankle-brachial index), carotid ultrasound, same day results reviewed with a physician, and stroke prevention education will be available.

Pre-registration is required to determine eligibility by calling Carilion Clinic at 540-266-6000.

Smooth Sailing 16th Annual Card Party and Luncheon

Wednesday 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
The Water's Edge Country Club | 1825 Waters Edge Dr. | Penhook, VA

Carilion Clinic Hospice, the Volunteer Council of Franklin County, and the Williard Companies present the 16th Annual Smooth Sailing Card Party and Luncheon.  Proceeds directly benefit terminally ill patients being treated by Carilion Clinic Hospice in Franklin County through the Patient Care Fund, which provides medication, oxygen, food, medical supplies, phone services, and clothing.

The event includes a luncheon and door prizes. A 50/50 drawing and silent auction are available for those wishing to participate. For ticket information, call 540-489-6503.


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