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In This Issue
Early Winter Gathering
Rockfish Nights
Tree Sale
Harp & Handbells Concert
Hamner Happenings
Treasure Chest Bag Day
holiday market

Saturday, December 4
Come do your Holiday shopping with local products and produce.
Arts and Crafts
Holiday Greens
Produce / Meat
Cheese / Baked goods
Music by Allodola

Community Markets
 on first Saturdays
in 2011

February 5 / 9-12
March 5 / 9-12
April 2 / 9-12


You've probably just received your Membership renewal notice by mail.
All RVCC memberships are due at
the end of each year.
We appreciate your continued support!

To make it even easier, you can now renew your membership online

Every Friday,
lunch at RVCC
from Claudia's Cafe

Ala carte ~ salad, soup, varying entrees, desserts & beverage

Noon - 2pm

You're invited to
get involved in
YOUR Center.
RVCC has many projects accumulating that members and volunteers could do. 
Many projects could even be done with a friend.
Please send an e-mail to board member Connie Muscenti ( if you would like to know more about volunteering at RVCC.

RVCC Tenants

Cathy Kiehl

Christine Davis

Claudi Gibson Catering

Flickinger Studios

Habitat for Humanity

Leslie Alexander

K. Robins Design

Rockfish Seniors

Rose Valentino

Susan Gorman

Wren Shoumate

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The community center will be a busy place during the month of December.

Hope you can join us for some of the festivities!
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Rockfish Nights:
A Fundraising Success
Holiday Happenings Ahead!

Rockfish Nights 2010, the major fundraiser for RVCC held on November 20, was a beautiful evening of dining, bidding, socializing, and listening to music.  The auditorium looked especially fine with white tablecloths, votive candles, and unusual autumn gourds, thanks to the decorating talents of Sharon Gress and Claudia Gibson.With 150 people in attendance, we were able to raise approximately $9,000.The silent auction alone brought in over $6,000, due to the professional work of Pat Gooch and her committee. Bar sales swelled the coffers and we are very grateful to the owners of the local wineries and brewery, and especially Tim Gorman of Cardinal Point.Many people in the community donated items and gift certificates.We are truly appreciative of the support of all who attended or contributed to this event, which helps us keep our doors open. 

Speaking of that, memberships support us as do the sale of Christmas trees and wreaths.The Hamner Theater has a special seasonal play beckoning your patronage. Gatherings for harp music on Dec. 9, and choral music and international dance on Dec. 12 will put you in the holiday spirit and in touch with a host of other attendees.Bring some canned food to contribute to the Food Pantry. 

And through all our activities, we are ever grateful to live in a beautiful mountain valley where we can indeed have a community center open and available to all. 

Happy Holidays! 

Sarah Jane Stewart, President

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Once again we offer you beautiful and oh-so-fresh Fraser Firs from the mountains of NC. 
The tree lot is staffed every Saturday morning in December, and you may select your own and pay at the Treasure Chest, 10 AM to 3 PM,
Tuesday thru Saturday. 

Reserve a tree at

ALSO, new this year
20" Fraser Fir wreaths for sale: $20.

Wreaths are available with and without bows.

ALSO new this year, new and renewing members get a 10% discount on the purchase of a tree or wreath.
AND lower prices on the tallest of trees:

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harpistHarpSong of the Blue Ridge & Friends
Christmas Concert

At the Rockfish Valley Community Center

An Ensemble of
Harps & Handbells
for the Holidays


Virginia Schweninger, Harp
Nancy VanZant, Handbells

Thursday, December 09, 2010 at 12:30 p.m.
This one-hour concert is performed annually
for the Seniors of Nelson County.
This year Seniors from Staunton will be joining us.
Also, children from local elementary schools
have been invited.
All are welcome.
Free & Open to the Public

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The Gift of the Magi, Then & Now
Two one act plays adapted by Peter Coy from the classic Christmas story by O. Henry
A re-working of O. Henry's classic Christmas story, this Hamner production is two stories in one evening, each a  a tale of love, sacrifice and miscommunication, each a poignant reminder of the spirit of Christmas giving , for all ages.
Onstage December 2 - 18
Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

Please note the final performance, Saturday, Dec. 18, will be a matinee at 2:00 p.m.
Admission $10, $5/10 & under, $20/family pass.

Reservations suggested, 434.361.1999
Magi Then & Now
Fourth Annual Geezer New Year's Eve Party
Friday, December 31
Doors open at 6 PM
Say good-bye to 2010 ...
join us for the fourth annual
Geezer New Year's Eve Party.
We turn the clock back three hours, and bring in the New Year on Hamner Time.
Celebrate the New Year at 9 PM
and be back at home by midnight!
Dancing / Improv
Charades & Games

Food (potluck) / Cash bar
Admission by donation, please bring a dish to share.
Geezer New Year
IMPROV! Free improv with HIT, the Hamner Improv Troupe: Drop-in session Mondays at 6 pm
Times may vary, call 434 361 1999 for details.
Never been on stage before? Been on stage more times than you'd care to mention, but looking to recharge your acting batteries? Improv at the Hamner is for you. This mixed group of old hands and neophytes is meeting every Monday to learn and practice the basics - saying "yes, and"; making each other look good; and speaking spontaneously. Playing games and creating scenes incorporating the basics prepare the entire company for regular performances at the Hamner.
This program is free of charge and is intended for everyone with an interest in Improv. Call 434-361-1999 for details, or just come see what it's all about!
Hamner Improv Troupe
If you've not discovered The Hamner,
you're in for a treat!
For more info, visit the Hamner website here.

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New Member Benefits
at the Treasure Chest

As if it wasn't already the best deal around, RVCC members now get a discount at the Treasure Chest.
So be sure your membership is current and come take advantage of the following:
  • 20% off on Friday's.
  • $2 off per bag on Bag Days (First Saturdays of every month)
Call 434-361-0103 or email
bag day

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Like to flip pancakes?
Join us on Saturday, December 4!!

Cooking PancakesThe 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 to sign-up.

And thanks!
We invite you to join us at the
Rockfish Valley Community Center ...
Where Community Happens!