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Neighborhood Month 2015


Neighborhood Month 2015...

Neighborhood Month is a month long celebration
of community and neighborhood pride
hosted by Roanoke neighborhood organizations
to provide opportunities
for all residents of all neighborhoods
to come together with each other
to celebrate our neighborhoods…and each other...
as we do have so much to celebrate!

... during the month of May.

Neighborhood Month provides you with an opportunity to learn about a neighborhood (or neighborhoods) other than your own.....and to meet the folks who live there! By leaving the comfort of your own neighborhood and venturing out to see what the rest of Roanoke......and our neighborhoods..... are REALLY will quickly discover just how unique each neighborhood is, and at the same time, learn that each is filled with warm and friendly people who care about their neighborhood - just as you care about yours! So venture out, meet neighbors in other neighborhoods and experience why all of Roanoke's neighborhoods are places we are each proud to call home!

Take this opportunity to learn about our neighborhoods..and leave the comfort of your own neighborhood and venture out to see what the rest of Roanoke......and our neighborhoods..... are REALLY about........the 'building blocks' of our city!! For once you have discovered Roanoke's neighborhoods, you will quickly realize just how unique each one is, but at the same time, will quickly learn how each is filled with warm and friendly people who care about their neighborhood - just as you care about yours!

Join your neighbors and begin planning your neighborhood's 2015 Neighborhood Month event. Reviewing the Neighborhood Month Event Planning Kit will provide you with tips on how to organize your event, how to solicit volunteers to help with your event, and provide you with event suggestions that have been successful in Roanoke and other neighborhoods around the country.

If your organization is planning and event or uncertain what type of event to plan for Neighborhood Month 2015, please contact the Office of Neighborhood Services by calling 853-5210 or by email as we will be glad to assist you!

Events scheduled to date include:

* Saturday, May 9, 2015 Airlee Court Annual 24-Block Neighborhood Yard Sale
(Between Williamson Road and Hershberger Road between Walgreens and Florist Road) 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Your neighbors of the Airlee Court Neighborhood invite you to and enjoy a neighborhood-wide yard sale incorporating individual yard sales within the 24-block neighborhood, all in one day! Last year, 94 individual yard sales took place throughout the Airlee Court neighborhood. Look for the signs! For additional information, contact president Ben Burch at 540-366-8407 or visit the Airlee Court Neighborhood Watch Association website for a map showing all of the yard sale locations.

* Saturday, May 16, 2015 Loudon-Melrose Neighborhood Org FREE Flea Market
1427 Melrose Avenue NW 8:00 am to 2:00 pm (or until everything is gone)
Your neighbors of the Loudon-Melrose Neighborhood Organization, Inc. cordially invite you to their annual flea market where everything is FREE!! Bring no money - only your shopping bags and yourselves! For additional information, call president Norma Wade 540-819-8848.

* Saturday, May 16, 2015 Gainsborough Neighborhood Community Celebration and Block Party
(Gainsboro Library, 15 Patton Avenue NW) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Neighbors of the Gainsborough SW Community Organization, Historic Gainsboro Preservation District, and Gainsboro Neighborhood Alliance invite you to join them on Patton Avenue in front of the Gainsboro Library as they celebrate their neighborhood with a community-wide celebration and block party. Free event offering free hot dogs, music and youth activities celebrating the surrounding Historic Gainsboro neighborhood. For more info call 540-343-0311.

* Saturday, May 16, 2015 Goodwill Industries Get To Know Your Neighbor Celebration
(Adjoining the GoodGuides Community Garden, 3902 Shenandoah Ave NW) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Adjoining the GoodGuides Community Garden located at 2902 Shenandoah Avenue NW, Goodwill Industries Good Guides Program will host a ‘Get To Know Your Neighbors Celebration’ to help neighbors get to know one another as well as learn about a variety of community resources and city services available to them. Hot dogs and beverages will be served. For more info call 540- 581-0620 ext. 223.

* Saturday, May 16, 2015 Old Southwest, Inc. Neighbors Helping Neighbors & Food with Friends
(Alexander / Gish House, 641 Walnut Avenue SW) 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
This year OSW is focusing efforts on projects at the Alexander Gish House. Volunteers are needed for interior painting and painting the gazebo in the front yard. We will also be beautifying the gateways into Old Southwest, pulling weeds and spreading mulch and working around the fountain on the corner of 5th and Washington Ave. SW. Please meet at the Alexander Gish House on May 16th at 8 am so that you can be assigned a task! We thank you in advance for your precious time! Any yard tools and painting supplies are appreciated. Please RSVP to
* Food With Friends at the Alexander Gish 6:00 pm -
Summer Kick-off with cookout favorites – potluck style! After working hard in the neighborhood let’s relax in Old Southwest’s largest front yard! Bring a dish to share and your beverage of choice. A wonderful opportunity to meet and mingle with your Old Southwest neighbors!

* Sunday, May 17, 2015 11th Annual Grandin Village Block Party and Street Fair
(Grandin Village, 1300 block Grandin Rd)
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Your neighbors of the Grandin Village Business Association invite you to join them at the 11th Annual Block Party and Street Fair in the historic Grandin Village located in the 1300 block of Grandin Road, SW. Free event offering music, street performers, and kids’ activities celebrating the historic Grandin Village and the surrounding Raleigh Court neighborhood. For additional information, visit the Grandin Village Business Association website or call Susan Stump at 540-777-1790.

SAVE THE DATE of these scheduled activities planned with their times and locations in a conspicuous space to remind you of the events taking place.
  • Venture out,
  • Meet neighbors from other neighborhoods, and
  • Experience why ALL of Roanoke's neighborhoods are places we each are each proud to call - Home!

Check back often as this page may be updated as more events are scheduled and details become available!