Community Event

Summer Food Program

Thursday 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Macy McClaugherty Combined School - 1001 Henson Ave, Pearisburg, VA 24134 and Narrows High School - 1 Green Wave Lane, Narrows, VA 24124

Please join us for the Summer Food Program on June 22nd at Macy McClaugherty & Narrows High School. Dr. Cares-A-Lot will be in attendance and Carilion Clinic will be providing Safe Kids education and information at this event.

Children ages 18 and under: Free
Ages 19 and older: $2.00.

For more information, please feel free to contact Community Health Educator, Stephanie Spencer at (540) 922-4294.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Pearisburg Town Market

Saturday 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Pearisburg Community Center - 1410 Wenonah Avenue Pearisburg, VA 24134

Stop by the Pearisburg Community Center and join in the fun of the town Market.  Carilion Clinic will be participating with Safe Kids Education and information.    

No registration required - this event is free!

For more information, please feel free to contact Stephanie Spencer, Carilion Clinic Community Health Educator at (540) 922-4294.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Middle School Age Bicycle Meet - Up

Thursday 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Waid Recreation Park - 701 Waid Park Road, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Summer time is here! What better way to start the day than riding bikes with friends! In this meet-up style group we will spend a short time discussing safety, bike repair and riding styles before being set free to ride! Don't have a bike? Please ask about one of our loaner bikes.  Parents and guardians are welcome to stay and/or ride along/  Children must be signed in by an adult.  Please bring your own bike and helmet.

This event is free for kids ages 11-14.  Participants are required to wear a helmet. Registration is required.  To register, please contact Franklin County Parks and Recreation at (540) 483-9293.

Partnership program with Carilion Clinic and Franklin County Parks & Recreation.

Community Work Day and Garden Fair

Saturday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Day Avenue Garden - 508 Day Ave, SW, Roanoke, VA 24016

Come out to 508 Day Ave, SW this Saturday to help Rebuild Day Ave Garden!

A Carilion Clinic Community Health Educator will also be on the grounds providing free Diabetes Risk Assessments from 11:00am - 1:00pm, with same day results!

Stop by and join in the fun! We will have Kids activities, Free food, Nutrition and Education and much more.  Admission is Free!!

No need to register, just show up! We look forward to seeing you there!

Feel free to contact Carilion Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482 for more information.

Rebuilding Day Avenue Garden

Soft Surface Cycling Meet - Up

Tuesday 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Waid Recreation Park - 701 Waid Park Road, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

This program is designed for anyone looking to dust the cobwebs off that old bike or gain confidence riding on a non-paved surface. 

In this meet up style group you will utilize the smooth flat cinder trails at Waid Park to exercise at your own pace.  We will review some basic bicycle maintenance tips and discuss techniques for comfortable riding.  Don't have a bike? Ask about one of our loaner bikes compliments of Carilion Clinic.  Walkers are welcome in this safe, fun, outdoor group exercise program.

This event is Free and participants are required to wear a helmet.

Registration is required.  To register. please contact the Franklin County Parks and Recreation at (540) 483-9293.  This event occurs every Tuesday in the month of June.

Carilion Clinic is a co-sponsor for this event providing collapsible water bottles and a short education segment.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Rocky Mount Guided Tree Walks

Monday 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
The Franklin County Library (Meet at the rear entrance) - 355 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Research suggests that a connection to nature is biologically innate; as humans, we have an affinity for the natural world. Please join Carilion Clinic's Community Health Educator, Gail Nordhaus, for a series of guided tree walks around town.

Please plan to wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.  Hats, Sunglasses and Sunscreen recommended!

Pre-Registration is required.  To pre-register, please contact Carilion Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free at (800) 422-8482.

This event is free, which includes complimentary, reusable, collapsible bottled water for each walker.

Tree Walk Descriptions:

- May 1st:  The Old Oak Trees
       Let's venture out and about in town in search of local species.  We will study the oak leaf to learn tree identification.

- June 5th: Magnificent Magnolias
        Historically, the tree before bees.  How are they pollinated?

- July 10th:  Alien Tree Species
         They may not be extraterrestrials, but they are out of this world interesting!

Carilion Rocky Mount Guided Tree Walks Flyer

A Free Community Event on Afib, Antigocagulation and Alternative Treatment Options

Thursday 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Warm Hearth Village | Tall Oaks Hall | 2387 Warm Hearth Dr. | Blacksburg, VA 24060

Atrial fibrillation, known as AFib, is an irregular and often very fast heart rate.  Common symptoms include heart palpitations, fatigue and shortness of breath.
Join Sheree Emore, N.P., with Carilion Clinic Cardiology for a free discussion about alternative treatment options for Afib, including the new Watchman device.
When:  Thursday, June 22 at 5:30 p.m.
Where:  Warm Hearth Village, 2387 Warm Hearth Dr., Blacksburg, VA 24060
Speaker:  C. Sheree Emore, N.P.
The event is free but registration in required by calling Carilion Clinic at 800-422-8482
Light refreshments will be provided.

Register by clicking here or call Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 or Toll-Free at (800) 422-8482.


Med Express Kids Health & Safety Day

Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Jackson Park Library - 1101 Morningside Street, SE, Roanoke, VA 24013

Come out to Jackson Park Library for the Med Express Kids Health and Safety Day where Carilion will be present with a Safe Kids table!

For more information, please contact Jason Lane at the Roanoke City Library at (540) 853-2473

We look forward to seeing you there!

Got Drugs?

Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Please see above or visit for disposal sites

Got Drugs?

Turn in your unused or expired medications for safe disposal.

Simply bring your medications (no needles please) to this event where they can be safely collected and then destroyed by local law enforcement and DEA agents.  

No appointment necessary!

Convenient Parking Lot locations in:
      * Roanoke - Towers Mall CVS and Valley View Target CVS                           * Franklin County - Kroger at Westlake
      * Botetourt County - Kroger in Daleville                                                          * Roanoke County
      * Salem - Super Shoes on Main Street, VA State Police                                    - Kroger at Tanglewood Mall, Kroger on Valley Gateway Blvd,
            Headquarters on Main Street and VA Hospital Bldg 143                              Kroger at Colonial & Brambleton and the Hershberger Road Fire & Rescue #1
      * Craig County - Market Street Pharmacy                                                       * Vinton - Kroger on Hardy Road

or you may visit for additional drug disposal sites in your area.

** Year - round medication disposal is available at the Sheriff's Annex located behind the Roanoke County Juvenile and Domestic Relations building at the corner of East Calhoun Street and Strawberry Lane. **

You can help prevent drug abuse and protect our waterways:

  • Lock up or hide your medications to prevent others from taking them.
  • Don't flush your medications - trace amounts of the chemicals in medications can end up in our nation's waterways.
  • Dispose of your medications at secure take-back sites.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Drug Take Back Program


Brush Up for Healing Arts: A Paint Class for Everyone

Thursday 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Carilion Clinic Foundation (Fralin House)

If you want to have some stress-releasing fun while learning new techniques and methods of painting, join us for our first of three painting sessions! Instructor Janet Wimmer will give an overall introduction to the elements of art and the principles of design at the beginning of each class. Each session will focus on one element and one principle that will be used for the painting. All paintings will have a similar subject but not all paintings will look alike, allowing for individual creativity.

Brush Up: Session One

Subject: Flowers
Element: Value
Principle of Design: Harmony of Color

Cost: $40
Includes all supplies, light refreshments and beverages.

Seating is limited. Register by May 1st!

For questions, contact


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