Grandin Chillage

September 22, 2011

Live music, drinks, friends, fun!  Next Friday, Sept 30, 5:30 to 9:30 pm in Grandin Village

Spelling Bee World Series

September 22, 2011

From our friend Christina Nifong:

WHO: High schoolers and adults, school teams, book clubs, church groups, civic clubs, office and business teams, faculty, and others in teams of 3 individuals.

WHAT: Spelling Bee World Series!
(Every team “comes to bat” 9 times.
Spell it right and hit a home run!)

WHEN: Tuesday, October 25th at 6pm

WHERE: Christ Lutheran Church, corner of Grandin Rd. and Brandon Ave.

WHY: To support Literacy efforts in the valley

HOW: Call 265-9339 for more info and to register

GRCCL – Sept 8 meeting cancelled

September 7, 2011

Due to a confluence of events, GRCCL’s September meeting, scheduled for this Thursday, is cancelled. The next meeting will be Thursday, November 10 at 7 pm. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

Block Party and Street Fair: Sunday, May 22 2:00 to 5:00 pm

May 20, 2011

Magicians, jugglers, face painting, hot dogs, kids’ activities, music, bands, chess matches, food and drinks. Enjoy the best of Raleigh Court at our annual Block Party in Grandin Village. Also, check out the car show at Grandin Road Pure Station. Co-sponsored by the Greater Raleigh Court Civic League and the Grandin Village Business Association. Best of all. . .it’s FREE and everyone’s invited.

Help with the Big Move

May 20, 2011

Two well loved Grandin Village shops will be moving starting on Tuesday, May 24, and they’ve put out a call for help. Too Many Books is moving into the building owner Linda Steadman bought several months ago. It’s two blocks up on Grandin and currently houses New to Me and Designs on Grandin.

New to Me will be moving two blocks down Grandin into space owned by Reid’s Fine Furniture. All of which means a carefully choreographed logistical dance. And a lot of stuff to pack and unpack.

New to Me, because it’s a consignment shop, has been able to reduce its inventory. Linda is struggling with too many books—she’s still unsure how she’s going to fit everything into her new space. She’ll be using the New to Me space and part of the second floor of the new building, but it’s going to be really tight. Eventually, when the lease runs out on the salon which occupies part of the first floor, she’ll be able to expand there.

Both Linda and Jenny have been long-term supporters of Raleigh Court and Grandin Village. Now’s the chance to return the favor.

When and Where: Starting at 10:00 on Tuesday, May 24, both shops need help with packing up their inventories. They’ll need help all day Tuesday and probably on Wednesday. Just drop by when you can—and wear old clothes.

May meeting

May 9, 2011

A quick reminder about our May meeting, this Thursday at 7 pm.

Want to go on a “Staycation” this summer? Try One of Roanoke City’s Local Museums

If you’re looking for something cool to do with the kids on a hot day or entertaining out of town guests, try visiting one of our local museums. David Mickenburg, executive director of the Taubman Museum of Art, and Jeanne Bollendor, executive director of the History Museum of Western Virginia and the O. Winston Link Museum, will be speaking at our next meeting, and will fill us in on the latest at their respective organizations.

Join us at 7:00pm on Thursday, May 12 for a discussion about some great places to visit right here in Roanoke. Location: Raleigh Court Child Development Center, formerly Raleigh Court Elementary School, off Grandin Road.

Know Thy Neighbor

April 17, 2011

Good piece in today’s Roanoke Times Opinion section…

Show Off Your Prized Car at the Block Party

April 15, 2011

Have an interesting car or other vehicle? Join the informal car show at this year’s Block Party and Street Fair. Organized by Bill Millner at Grandin Road Automotive, the show will take place at the Grandin Road Pure Station during the neighborhood block party on Sunday afternoon, May 22.

It’s all for fun, so there are no entry fees or judging. Call Bill at 344-8121 during weekday business hours if you want to participate. And if you just love cars, be sure to wander up to the Pure Station during the Block Party.

Upcoming Events

April 7, 2011

Check out our News and Events page  for a list of upcoming neighborhood events and activities…

Clean Valley Day this Saturday

April 7, 2011

This Saturday, April 9, at 9 am, we’ll gather at the Dan Wright Trailhead / Murray Run Greenway, next to the PHHS tennis courts. We’ll pick up trash along the greenway and do some maintenance and weeding along the spectacular garden areas at the trailhead. Donate an hour or two and do your part to pitch in on Clean Valley Council’s 32nd annual Clean Valley Day.