Community Event

Life-Guard 35th Anniversary Expo at the Airport

Saturday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Roanoke - Blacksburg Regional Airport l 1635 Aviation Drive, Roanoke VA 24012 (follow signs to Event site)

Join us for the following free family fun, rain or shine:
·         Aircraft and ambulance tours
·         Virtual reality experience
·         Children’s activities
·         Medical emergency simulation (1 p.m.)
·         Enter for a chance for a helicopter flight during the event
·         Souvenirs for purchase, including a new P. Buckley Moss print
·         Variety of food vendors

Child's Safety Day

Saturday 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Carilion Clinic Giles Community Hospital - 159 Hartley Way, Pearisburg, VA 24134

For Children, Tweens and Teens:

Come and join us for a variety of safety activities for children of all ages.  Festival activities include:

  • Free Car Seat Checks
  • Fire Safety
  • Home Safety
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Teen Driving Tips
  • Helmet fitting and raffle
  • Door prizes and giveaways

Registration is not required.  For more information and/or any questions you may have, please feel free to contact Shenika Dillard, RN and Carilion Clinic Community Health Educator at (540) 731-2027.

Kids Fishing Day

Saturday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Narrow State Park - Route 61 Park Drive, Narrows, VA 24124

"Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs" at the Narrows Kids Fishing Day, sponsored by the Town of Narrows, Carilion Clinic Giles Community Hospital, Giles County Sheriff's Department and the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Kids from ages 3 to 15 can experience a fun day of fishing in Wolf Creek.  Fishing for younger children will begin at 9:00 AM and all participants can begin fishing at 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM - Registration begins at 8:00 AM.   Please supply your own fishing equipment and bait-- there will be a limited number of "loaner" fishing poles available.  DGIF will be stocking the creek with fish for this event.

The first 350 children will receive free T-shirts (courtesy of James Hardie Building Products), goody bags and will also be entered to win one of a wide assortment of prizes. 
An official check-in station will be on-site and trophies will be awarded in a variety of categories and age groups.  There will be other activities throughout the event --  bounce houses, casting contests, arts and crafts, face painting, magician, etc.  
Food concessions will be available for purchase to support the local Fire Department.

Sleep Coach Approach for Better Health

Wednesday 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Raleigh Court Health & Rehabilitation Center l 1527 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24015

Raleigh Court Health and Rehab presents:

Sleep Coach, Barbara Hutchinson, Psy.D. - Train for Better Health through Better Sleep.

Chronic poor sleep can leave you feeling run down, depressed, exhausted and frustrated.  Sleep coaching provides individualized support with easy to use techniques to promote relaxation and healthy sleep.  Come and learn tips to turn off your thoughts at bedtime, reduce your pain and stress, and help you get a good night's sleep.

Sleep coaching is available for adults and children.

To register, please contact (540) 597-1911.  Limited seating available.

Sleep Coach Approach for Better Health

Arts for Healing

Monday 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center

Join us for Arts for Healing, a special evening honoring Julien H. Meyer Jr., M.D., for his service to patients and to the community. The event benefits the Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program at Carilion Clinic and will also feature the Boxes for Hope and Healing Silent Auction.

Event Program

  • 6 p.m.: Cocktail reception (cash bar) and Boxes for Hope and Healing silent auction
  • 6:30 p.m.: Dinner and special entertainment
  • Business attire.

About the Boxes for Hope and Healing Silent Auction

Artists throughout the community have created Boxes for Hope and Healing to be auctioned during the Arts for Healing event. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program at Carilion Clinic.

About The Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program

The purpose of The Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program is to create restorative and calming environments for patients, visitors and staff by integrating the creative arts and aesthetic experiences into the healing process. The program offers literary, performing and visual arts experiences that represent and celebrate the cultural diversity of the communities we serve.

Registration Information

Please RSVP by Monday, May 9. To RSVP, visit

Ways to Manage Back Pain

Tuesday 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Institute for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences l 2331 Franklin Road, SW, Roanoke, VA 24014

A Community Event to Inspire Better Health

Join Carilion Clinic physical therapist, Logan Russell to learn specific exercises that can help alleviate back pain and strengthen your back.  Patients using these techniques have seen decreased pain, increased range of motion and even avoided surgery.  This event includes exercise demonstrations and an opportunity for you to try them out.

Logan is also trained in the McKenzie method, a comprehensive strategy focused on creating individualized self-treatment programs based on each patient's concerns.

Registration is required.  Please contact Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Ways to Manage Back Pain


(SOLD OUT) Smooth Sailing 18th Annual Card Party & Luncheon

Wednesday 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
The Water's Edge Country Club, Penhook l 1825 Waters Edge Dr, Penhook, VA 24137

** This Event is now Sold Out **

Presented by: Carilion Clinic Hospice and the Volunteer Council of Franklin County

Proceeds from this Event 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.

This Event includes luncheon and door prizes, 50/50 drawing and a silent auction available for those wishing to participate.

For ticket information, please call (540) 489-6503.  We look forward to seeing you there! 

Smooth Sailing 18th Annual Card Party & Luncheon 2016

Carilion Clinic Hospice
390 S. Main Street
Rocky Mount, VA  

** This Event is now Sold Out **

Rebuilt by Carilion

Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Join us for Rebuilt by Carilion, a day-long series of events celebrating the Institute for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences at Carilion Clinic. Rebuilt by Carilion includes educational presentations and the Rebuilt by Carilion Classic Golf Tournament. Proceeds from the golf tournament benefit the Carilion Clinic Foundation's Orthopaedics and Neurosciences Fund. The fund's purpose is to empower innovation and support research and education, with a focus on improving outcomes for our patients.

Registration deadline is Friday, April 22.

Educational Presentations

Time: 10 a.m. - noon
Location: Institute for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences at Carilion Clinic, 2332 Franklin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24014
Presentations include:
  • “Joint Preservation - How to Avoid Surgery," presented by Carilion Clinic physicians.
  • "The Future of Brain Repair," presented by Carilion Clinic physicians.
  • "How to Avoid Shoulder and Knee Problems," presented by Carilion Clinic Sports Medicine physicians.
Each session allows for questions and answers with physicians.
Registration for educational presentations: There is no fee to attend the educational presentations, but reservations are required as seating is limited. To reserve, email or call the Carilion Clinic Foundation at 540-224-4544.

Rebuilt by Carilion Classic Golf Tournament

Time: Registration at noon (boxed lunch provided); shotgun start at 1 p.m.
Location: Roanoke Country Club, 3360 Country Club Drive NW, Roanoke VA 24017
The tournament will be captain’s choice with four player teams. No minimum drive required. VSGA rules govern play, as modified by local rules. There will be gift bags and giveaways for every participant with the top prizes for the best three overall scores. Limited space is available.
Awards reception immediately following conclusion of tournament play.
Registration for the Rebuilt by Carilion Classic golf tournament: To register, visit

Car Seat Safety Check - Roanoke

Thursday 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Roanoke City Fire/EMS Station #6 - 1333 Jamison Ave, SE Roanoke, VA 24013

"Motor vehicle crashes are the leading killer of children and 3 out of 4 car seats installed by parents and caregivers are not installed correctly."  Make sure yours is not one of them by attending a Car Seat Safety Check, which are held on the third (3rd) Thursday of each month and have a National Certified Technician educate you on how to keep your child safe!

For more information, please contact Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free at (800) 422-8482.

Car Seat Safety Check - NRV

Thursday 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Blacksburg Fire Department - 2700 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA 24060

"Motor vehicle crashes are the number one (1) killer of children - and 7 out of 10 car seats installed by parents/caregivers are not installed properly."  Come to the car seat check station on the second (2nd) Thursday of each month where our Certified staff will be on hand to educate you on how to properly install a child safety seat. 

Services are free and no appointment is necessary.

For more information, please feel free to contact Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482..


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