ROANOKE, Va. -

Former First Lady Laura Bush will be the keynote speaker at a fundraiser for the Taubman Museum of Art in November.

The fundraiser is Nov. 12 at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center.

“We are delighted to welcome someone of international acclaim to help us celebrate the fifth anniversary of our museum,” museum executive director Della Watkins wrote in a news release. “This event, open to anyone in the community, is part of our growing mission to be a place where ideas, art and conversation intersect to build a vibrant community.”

The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 12. The fundraiser benefits the museum’s educational programs.

Call 540-342-5760 for ticket information.