During the month of January, The Shenandoah Valley Art Center features the paintings and drawings by Bob Anderson.
HANK WILLIAMS was a consummate country songwriter, with hits that included “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”, “Your Cheatin’ Heart”, “The Lovesick Blues” and “Jambalaya”. He died at the age of 29, on New Year’s 1953, leaving behind a legacy of songs and performances that will not be forgotten. You’ll see : CLAIRE LYNCH, CATHY FINK & MARCY MARXER, ROBIN & LINDA WILLIAMS & THEIR FINE GROUP, RICKIE SIMPKINS, MARK SCHATZ (more…)
Our local merchants have accomplished beautiful holiday season decorations in their store windows for all to enjoy. Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance has selected those amongst the best! Thanks to Nicole Martorana for taking all these photos and sharing with Harrisonburg readers!
WVPT – Your Source for PBS and More and the Arts Council of the Valley are partnering to host a Premiere Party and live simulcast of the long awaited premiere episode of Downton Abbey Season 4 on MASTERPIECE.
Your chance to see this classic on the big screen with digital projection!
An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. Rated PG 13.
Rotten Tomatoes writes :
The holiday classic to define all holiday classics, It’s a Wonderful Life is one of a handful of films worth an annual viewing.
Tickets for Dec. 23, 11am, 7pm
For more information about any of these events, please visit
valleyarts.org or call 540.433.9189.
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Food trucks are mobile restaurants — the fastest-growing segment on the American dining scene. It seems like everyone and their brother thinks it might be fun to cook and be your own boss in a repurposed delivery truck. But it is also risky business, with razor-thin margins and a fickle clientele. Harrisonburg is not immune to this movement, and our food trucks are downright delicious . . . try one today!
Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, Philomena focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee, mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock – something her Irish-Catholic community didn’t have the highest opinion of – to locate the boy given away for adoption in the United States.
I hear laughter in the thunder I feel comfort on the wind
I see hope in hopeless faces Someday they will love again
People come and walk beside me, until our pathways do divide
Nothin’ much but love to give you, even less have I to hide
– Tim OʼBrien, Darrell Scott, Timothy Page, songwriters (Walk Beside Me)
What’s going on over the next few days /weeks in downtown?
Court Square Theater will play an important role in your holiday experiences… Harrisonburg’s International Festival is coming up and the first Sunday Soup of the season will be held at Court Square Theater this month.
Participants will be creating “mini-parks” or terrariums at Art in the Park and Artery, a local live painting troupe, will help us create a collaborative painting based on environmental themes.
Looking forward to October’s First Fridays Downtown, the entries from the Parklet Project will take over downtown on the evening of October 4 from 5-8pm.
Go get your green on! Here are the details . . .
For the first time, teams from James Madison University are global winners in the 2013 Google Online Marketing Challenge.
They beat out people from 80 other countries for this, and the win gives them the chance to help two local non-profit groups.
The team from the iMBA program through JMU’s College of Business created an online marketing campaign for the Augusta County SPCA.
Their goal was to draw people to the website and based on their numbers they scored first place in the social impact category.
Google will make a $15,000 donation to the SPCA.
Thanks for this report posted by Carly Stephenson for