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"Forget Me Not" Art Exhibit

August 02 to August 30, 2019 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Park Gables Gallery 1491 Virginia Avenue

Featuring a collection of works in floral pastel and oil by late artist, Marion B. Freerks of Madison Heights, VA. 

The gallery is open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 


Shenandoah Valley Watercolor Society Juried Art Exhibition

September 08 to November 02, 2019 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Park Gables Gallery 1491 Virginia Avenue

Join us for the 33rd Annual Shenandoah Valley Watercolor Society Juried Art Exhibit at the VMRC Park Gables Gallery. Open daily from 10am-5pm September 8-November 1.

Featured Image: "Hemlocks in the Spotlight" by Kelli Hertzler


Opening Reception Shenandoah Valley Watercolor Society Juried Art Exhibition

September 08, 2019 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Park Gables Gallery 1491 Virginia Avenue

Join us for the opening reception of the 33rd Annual Shenandoah Valley Watercolor Society Juried Art Exhibit at the VMRC Park Gables Gallery on September 8 from 2-4 p.m. 

The exhibit will be on display through November 2 with gallery hours from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. 

Featured Image: "Hemlocks in the Spotlight" by Kelli Hertzler


Six Week Partner Dance Class

September 10 to October 15, 2019 – 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm

VMRC Wellness Center Activity Studio

Friendly City Dance Room is coming back to VMRC to offer partner dance classes! The six-week program will be held on Tuesdays, September 10-October 15.

Cost to attend: 

$24 per person; $48 per couple.

Register at the Wellness Center Front Desk or by calling 540-574-3850.

*If you participated in the Spring dance program, sign up again! New dances will be taught. 

About the Instructor: 

Phillip Fusaro is a highly qualified instructor with nearly a decade of experience teaching more than 20 styles of partner dance, including the 12 standard ballroom styles. He has trained in Washington, D.C., Richmond, Baltimore, and other dance hubs with world-renowned coaches and dance judges. Phillip emphasizes dance as a fun, therapeutic method for strengthening the body and the brain by improving balance, memory and motor skills. 


Living Well with Hearing Loss

September 11, 2019 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

VMRC Wellness Center Activity Studio

Do you or your partner have some type of hearing loss? Join us at the Wellness Center for a discussion with our Occupational Therapist on ways to manage daily responsibilities with these concerns.


Elder Exchange

September 12, 2019 – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

VMRC Detwiler Auditorium 1501 Virginia Ave., Harrisonburg

Elder Exchange is a monthly resident-led academic forum discussing issues of faith and life.

September Topic: A Silent Violence - Sexual Abuse in Mennonite and Plain Communities”

With presenter, Carolyn Stauffer, Associate Professor Applied Social Science, Eastern Mennonite University

For a list of upcoming Elder Exchange topics, click here


Shenandoah Valley Lyceum Series - Sea Level Risk and Response in Coastal Virginia

September 13, 2019 – 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

VMRC Detwiler Auditorium 1501 Virginia Ave., Harrisonburg

The Shenandoah Valley Lyceum presents

Sea Level Rise Risk ad Response in Coastal Virginia with presenter Michelle Covi, Ph.D. 

The mid-Atlantic region which includes coastal Virginia has the highest rate of sea-level rise on the East Coast on the United States. Urban and rural areas are experiencing unprecedented storm risk and sunny day tidal flooding. Dr. Covi will overview the science of sea-level rise and describe the impacts people are experiencing and the ways communities are responding. 

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Shenandoah Valley Lyceum Series - Three Notch'd Road

October 25, 2019 – 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

VMRC Detwiler Auditorium 1501 Virginia Ave., Harrisonburg

The Shenandoah Valley Lyceum presents

Three Notch'd Road with Fiona Hughes, baroque violin and artistic director of Three Notch'd Road.

Fiona will be joined by Rebecca Landell Reed (viola da gamba) and Arash Noori (lute, theorbo and guitar) for an evening of baroque chamber music. 

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Shenandoah Valley Lyceum Series - Virginia's Death Penalty: The Future is History

January 17, 2020 – 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

VMRC Detwiler Auditorium 1501 Virginia Ave., Harrisonburg

The Shenandoah Valley Lyceum presents

Virginia's Death Penalty: The Future is History with presenter Dale Brumfield.

Mr. Brumfield will consider the history of the death penalty in Virginia, especially as it had been applied to minorities, the poor and the mentally ill. He will explore how the death penalty today relates to institutionalized racism and its links to criminal justice in Virginia.

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Shenandoah Valley Lyceum Series - Tenacity: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia

March 13, 2020 – 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

VMRC Detwiler Auditorium 1501 Virginia Ave., Harrisonburg

The Shenandoah Valley Lyceum presents

Tenacity: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia

This program will explore little-known, captivating personal stories of real women in Jamestown and early Virginia and their tenacious spirit and impact on a fledgling society.

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