News And Events

2022 Program

Spring 2022
Programs are held at The Shenandoah Club, 24 Franklin Road, Roanoke, VA
Cocktails at 6:00pm Dinner at 6:45pm
Business Attire unless otherwise noted.
Guests are welcome if sponsored by a member. The cost for dinner is $40 per person.

January 20, 2022

Lia Wallace and Aubrey Whitlock from The American Shakespeare Center – The Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Virginia will talk on "To Play With You. The Role of the Audience in Shakespeare's Plays."

March 24, 2022

Jim Beeson will talk on his recent tour of "Biking Across the United States on the Southern Tier San Diego, California to St Augustine, Florida"

April 28, 2022

Tim Martin will talk on "The History of Modern Folk Music – Guitar and Song Writing." (Gentlemen: black tie suggested)


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