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In This Issue
Robin & Linda Williams at RVCC!!
April Indoor Market
Annual Meeting Report
Take a Class!
Hamner Happenings



On every Thursday, from 10-2, the Rockfish Valley Senior Group meets to have lunch  fellowship & games. 

Program topics include presentations about

art and crafts,

dogs that help,

bees & Shakespeare!

New attendees are welcome as are those who wish to offer a presentation topic.


Contact Rose Mohler, RVSG President,


Every Friday,
lunch at RVCC
Claudia's Cafe

A la carte ~ salad, soup, varying entrees, desserts & beverage

Noon - 2pm 


RVCC Tenants

Leslie Alexander

Christine Davis

Greg Ebelherr 

Flickinger Studios

Claudia Gibson  

Susan Gorman

Habitat for Humanity

The Hamner Theater 

Cathy Kiehl  

David Lipscomb

K. Robins Design

Rockfish Seniors

Treasure Chest 

Rose Valentino

Wren Shoumate

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APRIL 2011 



We've just held our eleventh annual meeting, something to celebrate. Read on to find out all that's going on at your community center.  And if you're not a member, please join us now!  

Buy your tickets HERE for the  

Saturday, April 9  

RVCC Concert by

Robin & Linda Williams  

and Their Fine Group


 Come to the pre-concert reception  

and meet the artists themselves!


R&L Williams 

Want to help with this event? Contact  

Sarah Jane Stewart at 434-361-0331  

or Bo Holland at 434-361-0100




april market



The VARockShop Studio  

is having their Grand Opening  

March 31 thru April 7

10 AM to 5 PM each day

Studio #13 at RVCC 

Special prices and free gift per visitor!

"I have pulled out and labeled lots of rocks, minerals and gems from old collections for your viewing-purchase pleasure. Along with the natural and polished gems I have a good selection of gems set in jewelry. Bring in that special piece to wrap, polish or identify. Jewelry repair, or design your own special piece."

For appointments or questions,
call David Lipscomb/434-981-1897


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Eleventh RVCC Annual Meeting Held

    On the evening of March 29, RVCC members and tenants convened in the Hamner Theater to review the business of 2010 and discuss the plans for the coming year. The Annual Report for 2010 is available for your review on the RVCC website.
    Refreshments were provided by Claudia Gibson and volunteers.
    New Board Members were elected: Sue Chase, Bob Yoder, and Roy White. Margaret Claire and Gifford Childs were re-elected for another term.
    New tenants were introduced: Greg Ebelherr and David Lipscomb.

RVCC BOD members Sue Chase & Connie Muscenti with new tenant David Lipscomb
RVCC BOD member Dawn Averitt Bridge with new tenant Greg Ebelherr

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 RVCC is bursting into activity with  

  • new dance classes forming,
  • a Weight Watchers class,
  • events being scheduled in the auditorium, 
  • folks getting fit in the movement classes and
  • exercises and games on the fields.

Check the calendar and list of

classes on the website for info.


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Dirty Barbie and Other Girlhood Tales

Written & performed by Denise Stewart

Denise Stewart's one-woman storytelling show about the author's strange southern childhood (is there any other kind?). With the help of her alter ego, Dirty Barbie, Denise puts the "fun" back in "dysfunctional" as she spins tales on scarlet fever, scotch over ice, and what happens when girls gone wild get even better. Rated PG-16.

Three performances: 

~ Friday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m.

~ Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m.

~ Sunday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m.

Admission $10, reservations suggested

Information/Reservations 434.361.1999


Special! Workshop for Girls w/ Denise Stewart

Saturday, April 9, 2-4 p.m.  

The workshop will focus on creativity/journal writing/body image and is suitable for young women ages 10 and up. Workshop fee is $10 or included with admission to the show. More info here. Please call 434.361.1999 to sign-up for the workshop.



Coming in May - a new play by local playwright Robert Wray - Ocean View Odyssey. Set in Ocean View, VA, the production will feature Chris Baumer, Chris Courtenay, Mary Coy, Geoffrey Culbertson, Rose Harper and Rick Steeves. Ocean View Odyssey will open May 5 and run through May 22. Look for details on our website.  


To close out the merrie month of May we are delighted to bring Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest fresh from Four County Players in Barboursville to the Hamner Theater for a limited engagement - four days only to see this classic comedy of manners. May 26 - 29; curtain is 7:30 for Thurs. - Sat. and 2pm on Sun. Call 434-361-1999 for reservations.


Looking into June, the Nelson County Shakespeare festival will once again find a way to make the Bard extra-relevant to the Nelson community; actor/manager Mary Coy has adapted the script and is pleased to announce that The Merrie Wives of Wintergreen will be presented June 16 - 26.


For more info visit


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The Treasure Chest has a new manager, Lynn Mark.  She welcomes your suggestions and will be working to boost sales and donations. More volunteers are needed to help sort and display the donations.

Stop by and shop, too! Remember your Member Benefits at the Treasure Chest. As if it wasn't already the best deal around, RVCC members now get a discount. 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 

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Like to flip pancakes?  RVCC needs YOU! 

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!