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In This Issue
From Gifford
Losing a Treasure!
RVCC's Newest Tenant
Mosaics Workshop
Hamner Happenings
Coming Attraction

June 3-4, 2011





Shop for RVCC!

From April 1 thru July 3, 2011, both the Nellysford and Lovingston IGA's will donate 10 to the Rockfish Valley Community Center for every $1.00 you spend there (or 10% of your purchase!). In order to qualify, please tell the cashier that you want your purchase to count for RVCC and give them our number, which is our telephone number, 434-361-0100.

Thank you for supporting The Rockfish Valley Community Center!

And ... thank you IGA  

for your support.






Mommy & Me


Pre-School Classes

Work on motor skills and listening skills through fun

obstacle courses.

School Age Classes

Gain strength, flexibility

 and confidence with

gymnastics and

fun contests.

For more info,

call Beth Morazes 

H: 434-263-8174

M: 434 981-2665

Every Friday,

lunch at RVCC

from Claudia's Cafe

A la carte ~ salad, soup, varying entrees,  

desserts & beverages 

Noon - 2pm


RVCC Tenants

Leslie Alexander

Megan Atthowe 
Larry Cabaniss 

Christine Davis

Greg Ebelherr 

Flickinger Studios

Claudia Gibson  

Susan Gorman

Habitat for Humanity

The Hamner Theater 

Cathy Kiehl 

Rebecca L'Abbe

David Lipscomb

Sandra Pleasants 

K. Robins Design

Rockfish Seniors

Wren Shoumate 

Treasure Chest 

Rose Valentino

Brian Webb  


RVCC Board of Directors 2011-2012
Gifford Childs
Vice President
Bill Howard
Connie Muscenti
Bob Kinney
Sue Chase
Margaret Clair
Tim Gorman
Sarah Jane Stewart
Bob Yoder
Quick Links

June 2011 




      As you are making plans for the summer, consider all the activities at RVCC. You can save time and money and help your local community without a  long drive. You can get a birthday or graduation gift at the Treasure Chest, have a massage, take the kids to the playground, take a movement class, or catch a play at the Hamner Theater. RVCC is the place to go.  Read on! 

Bargains Abound at RVCC:

Consignment Sale ~ June 3-4 

      You are receiving the June newsletter a little early this month so that we could remind everyone about the Consignment Sale, June 3 and 4. We hope you take advantage of this sale and turn your unwanted or unneeded items into extra cash. It is a great time to clean out the garage, basement or shed and help the Community Center at the same time. Call 434-361-0100 for a consignor number. More info here. 

First Saturday of June: 

Bag Day at the Treasure Chest ...

       If you have not visited the Treasure Chest Thrift Store lately, please come by. We have been getting lots of positive comments from customers about the improvements and how much high quality merchandise there is at extremely low prices. Traffic and donations have increased so there are always new items to choose from. The staff and volunteers are very excited that you are noticing the improvements and invite your comments.

... & Community Pancake Breakfast!

Cooking Pancakes 

See you there! 

Thanks for your continued support! 

  Gifford Childs

RVCC President

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TC volunteers

Treasure Chest staff and volunteers: Anne Catherine, Linda, Lynn, Eleanor, Ann and Mary ... Thanks to you all!

Treasure Chest "Treasure" will be missed!

      At the Treasure Chest, our most cherished "treasures" are the volunteers. Soon, one who has been here since day one, will be starting a new chapter in her life.

      Mary Gorka, registered nurse, part time writer and Healing Touch practitioner, has given her time and talents to the RVCC Thrift Store for over a decade. (even B.E. ... before Eleanor)!  Along with other dedicated volunteers, she greets customers, prices and processes donations and creates seasonal displays. But the arts and crafts area of the store has always been Mary's specialty.  

      When asked to sum up her years of volunteering, Mary shared these thoughts: " It's been so fun! Seeing people get great bargains and keeping items circulating throughout the county. I've had the opportunity to work with some of the best people. We are like family!"  

      We wish Mary the best and will miss her dearly.  We thank her for all her hard work, great ideas and dedication!

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Meet RVCC's

Newest Tenant:

Greg Ebelherr with Integrity Health Brokers

      Have you been puzzled when trying to find health insurance, whether it be a private, individual or family plan, or Medicare; or are you looking for long term care insurance?   

      Greg Ebelherr can help you.RVCC's newest tenant has over ten years of experience brokering health care plans, especially Medicare and its Part D pharmacy plan. After working for only one company's product, Greg decided to go in business as a single agent and found himself traveling all over the state. Now he's trying to do more business locally, hence an office at RVCC.  His desire is to provide personalized service in a local setting.  

      Greg lives in the New Land development off Adial Road with his wife Robyn, and three children, Sage who is 9, Rysun who is 6, and baby Jonas. He enjoys coaching basketball and baseball for his kids' teams.  

      He is enthusiastic about community endeavors and is glad to be a part of the community center. His office is located in the front room which was formerly the computer room. You can reach him at 434-981-7482, and he'll return your call within 24 hours.  

      Welcome, Greg!

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Introduction to Mosaics

Saturday | June 18 | 9 am to Noon 

Learn how to make mosaics! This is a hands-on class.  

    You'll learn the basics about tools,


materials, and techniques, but you will also design and make your own coasters and trivets in class.  All tools and materials will be provided. Because mosaicking usually takes more than 24 hours (due to drying times), you'll practice grouting and sealing in class on prepared pieces, and take your own pieces home to finish. Each student will get a homework pack including all tools and supplies they need to grout and seal their work, plus access to post-class support! Taught by mosaic artist and RVCC Market vendor Julia Hayden.

Instruction and Materials: $75 | For more info or to register (by June 11) email or call 434-953-2287

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Hamner TheaterThe Importance of

Being Earnest

at the Hamner NOW! 


Three shows left - The Hamner is delighted to present Oscar Wilde's timeless comedy of manners, The Importance of Being Earnest, fresh from Four County Players in Barboursville.  The production opened Thursday evening, May 26 but you can still catch it for three more performances: Friday, 5-27 and Saturday, 5-28; curtain is 7:30. There is also a matinee on Sunday, May 29 at 2. Call 434-361-1999 for reservations.



The Hamner will be presenting Joel Jones' Life Insurance at the Capital Fringe Festival in DC, July 7-24, and later at FringeNYC in August. Many of the Hamner's audience members may have seen this play in workshop productions as part of the Hamner's Virginia Playwrights and Screenwriters Initiative (VPSI). 


Good things cooking at the Hamner! 

For more info visit

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Mark your calendar:  For "Ivy Rowe"

      On August 14, Barbara Bates Smith will perform "Ivy Rowe", an Appalachian character from Lee

Ivey Rowe

Barbara Bates Smith

as "Ivy Rowe"

Smith's novel Fair and Tender Ladies, with accompaniment on the mountain lap dulcimer by Jeff Sebens.  Barbara & Jeff performed in 2009 at the Wintergreen Performing Arts Festival. A benefit for RVCC in memory of photographer Jeff Byron, this performance will begin at 6 pm in the Hamner Theater, with a reception at 5 pm

      Tickets are $20, or $35 with the heavy hors d'ouvres reception; tickets will be available on the website, at the Treasure Chest, or purchased from Mary Jo Russell. 

      From Barbara's website: This spunky mountain woman from Fair and Tender Ladies takes us, in a flashback, through her life of "livin' on love." With a sensuous nature and a flair for storytelling, she paints a vivid picture of 20th Century revivals, mine disasters, rural electrification, the Depression, and three wars.

"A rare and heartfelt performance that pays tribute to the women of  Appalachia." -  Herbert Mitgang, New York Times


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We invite you to join us at the

Rockfish Valley Community Center ...

Where Community Happens!