The 8th Annual Wine & Unwind Craft Beer and Wine Festival is presented by the Salem-Roanoke Country Chamber of Commerce on the lawn of the Salem Civic Center on Sunday, October 9th from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Wine and beer lovers get your taste buds ready for the Wine & Unwind Craft Beer and Wine Festival. Sample wines from 10 local wineries AND quench your thirst with samples of craft beer from 3 local breweries! Enjoy delicions food and shop artican crafts. This is a festival you won't want to miss!
Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and be ready to have some fun! For more information call 540-387-0267 or visit the Chamber's website at http://www.s-rcchamber.org/wine-festival-tickets
Tire Rack Street Survival is coming to the Salem Civic Center on Sunday, October 16!
Tire Rack Street Survival clinics occur all across the United States, and the upcoming event will be the 4th Street Survival School event held locally at the Salem Civic Center.
Tire Rack Street Survival is the largest active, non-profit, national driver education program that teaches young drivers the skills they need to stay alive behind the wheel. Car crashes are the leading killer of American teens from ages 15 – 20, with more than 5,000 teens involved in a fatal crash each year and an additional 196,000 injured.
This is NOT Drivers Education but rather a more in-depth extension of this program with real-world safety applications that a young driver may encounter on a daily basis. Each student will be provided a trained and experienced driving instructor who will ride with the student during all field exercises throughout the day. The student will use the vehicle they normally drive and will learn advanced techniques on how to keep the vehicle under control, and most importantly, how to appropriately recover in the event of losing control or other emergency situation.
A typical day will involve each student performing a safety check of their vehicle with their driving instructor and then attending approximately 3 hours of classroom exercises and performing approximately 3 hours of driving exercises in the field. The driving courses will include braking exercises, skidding exercises, tailgating exercises, 2-wheels off exercises and will also demonstrate the consequences of distracted driving and other poor driving habits. Parents are encouraged to participate in the classroom sessions and can view the field exercises from a safe distance from the courses.
This event is put on by the Tarheel Chapter of the BMW Club and is assisted by local chapters of the Porsche Club, Corvette Club, VW Club, Antique Car Club, MOPAR, Carilion, etc. Additionally, this clinic is supported by law enforcement from various local police departments across the Roanoke Valley as well as the Virginia State Police. All event staff and driving instructors are volunteers.
Although the program will welcome out-of-state applications, the target group and target area are young drivers from the ages of 15 through 21 in the Roanoke Valley and surrounding towns and communities. The students must have an active Learner’s Permit or Driver’s License to be eligible for this clinic. The registration fee for Tire Rack Street Survival is $75.00; the registration fee includes property rental, meals for both parents and students, and equipment. If a student’s family cannot afford the $75.00 tuition, scholarship offers are available. Students can register at www.streetsurvival.org and click on the Salem Civic Center event directly from the homepage. Students and/or parents can also contact Mick Michelsen with registration questions or more information about Tire Rack Street Survival at 540-981-0356