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Juried Art Exhibit

May 26 to June 30, 2019 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Park Gables Gallery 1491 Virginia Avenue

The 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibit will be held from May 26- June 30, 2019 in the Park Gables Gallery. The exhibit is an amazing variety of original, one-of-a-kind works of art by national artists demonstrating mastery of design, technique, and creativity utilizing a range of media.

This year's jurors include 

Cyndi Gusler - Professor of Art and Chair of the Department of Visual and Communication Arts at Eastern Mennonite University. She earned an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from James Madison University. 

Eric Kniss - Assistant Professor of Art at Bridgewater College. His M.F.A. in Sculpture is from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Additional information is available at his website: erickniss.com.

Dietrich Maune is Professor and Associate Dean, College of Arts and Letters at James Madison University. His M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing is from East Carolina University. Visit his website: dietrichmaune.com.

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First Friday Reception

June 07, 2019 – 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Park Gables Gallery 1491 Virginia Avenue

Join us for a First Friday Reception at the 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. This exhibit features 95 multimedia works from 91 artists representing 18 states. 

The exhibit runs May 26-June 30 and is open daily from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 


Preventing Falls - What You Can Do

June 10, 2019 – 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Wellness Center Activity Studio

Many times, falls that occur are preventable. Learn some simple and effective strategies to lower your risk of a fall. 

Led by Heather Yoder and Allison Newcity, Occupational Therapy Assistant Students

Elder Exchange

June 13, 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.

June Topic: "Space Travel and Christian Faith" with speaker Richard Bowman, Retired Physics Professor, Bridgewater College and VMRC resident.

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Train Your Brain : Lifestyle Choices for Maintaining Brain Health

June 17, 2019 – 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Wellness Center Activity Studio

It can be scary to think about the possibility of losing your memories and your lifestyle as you get older but luckily there are many steps you can take in order to keep your brain healthy and your mind sharp! This presentation will dive into four areas that keep you mentally alert and active - physical and mental activity, healthy diet, social activities and maintaining your physical health. 

Led by Sami Bassett, Wellness Center Intern from JMU's Public Health Education program.  

VMRC Golf Benefit Tournament

July 19, 2019

Spotswood Country Club

34th Annual VMRC Golf Benefit Tournament
Proceeds benefit VMRC Memory C.A.R.E Endowment

July 19, 2019
Spotswood Country Club | Harrisonburg, VA

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- New VMRC Resident, 2018