|NEW AT RVCC:
brunch or lunch
at RVCC from Claudia's Kitchen.
tarts, coffee, tea, soups, and more!
Community Market (9 am -12 noon)
Free RHOP blood pressure/glucose checks
·SEE YOU THERE!
Membership renewals are due at the end of each year. If you want to renew (or join!) NOW,
you can do so online here.
More news about the "happenings" at RVCC. Like everyone else in the Rockfish Valley and the region around it, we've been busily trying to stay ahead of this winter's weather. Plowing the snow and feeding our boiler are big expenses. So-o-o-o ...
if you've not yet renewed your membership, NOW would be a good time to do it! You can renew online or download a form to mail, here
RVCC 10th Annual Meeting:
Tuesday, March 30
Mark your calendars for the Tenth Anniverary Annual Meeting of the Rockfish Valley Community Center.
More in the March newsletter!
Be Part of Your Community
RVCC is a community center, a
place where community happens, as our mission states.
RVCC the interactions of community occur more frequently as
spontaneous and intermittent happenings rather than in planned,
consistently scheduled activities. We have a big building
and scenic grounds that can be utilized a lot more, however, for
planned activities and social events. We'd also like to see more
occasions where people interact spontaneously on the recreation
field, in a class, over food and drink at the new Friday lunches, or
bumping into each other at the Treasure Chest, Hamner Theater, or
I've been reading a little book
Welcome to the Country, by Grayson County native Frank Levering
who addresses the issue of "newcomers" moving into the country
and adapting to rural life. His last chapter addresses creating
community, and notes that rural life is more people-centered than
urban life! Among his seven "boiled-down tips" for creating
community in the country are - "pitch in; join clubs, civic
organizations or faith communities; always donate things/money; and
buy locally." RVCC provides the opportunity to do all these
community building activities.
RVCC is buying the old Rockfish School
property where we intend to perpetuate the community-building
mission that began in 2000 when the first Board of Directors created
the 5010(c)(3) non-profit organization. Keeping this endeavor afloat
financially has been one of many challenges, but each year we have
pulled through. We count on you, our members and prospective
members, to donate generously. We welcome your participation in the
committees of our Board, as a volunteer in our office, theater,
thrift shop or participant in the Senior Group. Pitch in! Feel the
pulse of a community project or event. Make a new friend.
your thread into the fabric of Rockfish Valley Community life.
Sarah Jane Stewart
President, RVCC Board of Directors
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Now, in the winter of your discontent,comedy returns to the Hamner!
Two new plays for Hamner audiences, each about saying good-bye, will play in repertory from the end of February into March 2010.
Opening February 25, Nixon's Nixon
by Russell Lees opens, with All Is Always Now
by local playwright Robert Wray opening the following Thursday. Come see Chris Patrick as Nixon and
then come see Chris Patrick as Lowell ... two plays, 5 actors, 1 set -
the ultimate actors' challenge
And mark your calendars for everyone's favorite Nelson County harmonizers: Tiger Lily will be entertaining at the next Hamner Cabaret on Saturday, March 27.
- Nixon's Nixon
previews Weds., Feb. 24 and opens Thurs., Feb. 25. There will be a
champagne reception following the opening performance. Additional performance
dates are 2/26, 2/27, 3/5, 3/11 and 3/13 at 7:30, 2/28 and 3/7 at 2:00.
- All Is Always Now
will preview Mar. 2 and 3 and opens March 4, with a champagne reception
after the opening performance. Additional performances 3/6, 3/10, 3/12, 3/17,
3/18, 3/19 and 3/20 at 7:30; 3/14 at 2:00.
- There will be
talkbacks on Fri., Mar. 5 for Nixon's Nixon and Fri., Mar. 12 for All
Is Always Now. Stay and talk to the directors, actors and playwrights!
For more info, visit the Hamner website here.
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High on the Mountains Boys
Sing Gospel for RVCC Seniors
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The High On The Mountain Boys
will be entertaining the seniors at RVCC on February 25, from 10:30 until 11:30. The public is invited. Admission free.
Easy Ways to Support RVCC!
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We have signed up with several websites that donate a percentage of purchases/profits back to non-profits. Take a look at them, choose Rockfish Valley Community Center
as your non-profit of choice, and you can support the Center while you surf or shop!
The first site is the creation of one of our members and supporters, Richard Averitt
. His company, A Part of Something Big
, gives RVCC a percentage of designated sales ... and
all products from social-development, micro-finance, fair-trade, non-profit, and/or environmentally friendly companies and organizations.
The idea is that every product you might buy supports RVCC and also supports another important organization or cause in the US
The second site, GoodSearch
, is simply a search engine which donates 50% of its revenue to
charities and schools designated by its users. It's a simple and compelling
concept. You use GoodSearch exactly as you would any other search
Because it's powered by Yahoo!, you get proven search results. The
GoodSearch donates to your cause comes from its advertisers - the
users and the
not spend a dime!
The last site, www.letsgogreen.biz
, is an online store selling
eco-friendly green products for home, business or office. Their products can help you live a greener lifestyle and reduce your carbon
footprint. In addition, they work to support groups around the country who
fundraising efforts. They donate 25% of every designated
sale to RVCC. So besides supporting RVCC you can also support our
commitment towards a cleaner, greener planet.
So give them a try. Bookmark 'em!
And remember to choose RVCC as your favorite non-profit!
Like to flip pancakes?
The much-loved and well-attended monthly pancake breakfast at RVCC
is in need of some volunteers. A morning in the RVCC kitchen on the first Saturday of the month is a highly recommended way to support the community center ... and have fun!
This monthly program helps to fund general operation and program costs at RVCC.
So if you are a regular participant of the breakfasts,
consider being an occasional volunteer.
Call Bo Holland,434.361.0100 or firstname.lastname@example.org