HARRISONBURG - A platinum award winner at the 2012 Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival, “Hell and Mr. Fudge” is the warm, thoughtful, and sometimes humorous story of the trials and tribulations of evangelical scholar Edward Fudge. His groundbreaking work on hell and the hereafter has aroused fierce controversy. He's either a hero or a heretic, depending on who you ask. Both friend and foe can appreciate the movie's authentic revelation of his character. Mackenzie Astin turns in an inspired and endearing performance as the inimitable Mr. Fudge. With a strong supporting cast, “Hell and Mr. Fudge” is as light-hearted as it is profound. Set in a 1970s Bible-belt town, it is based on Edward Fudge's personal story of discovery, heartbreak, and triumph. The theme of hell has always been controversial – but perhaps never more so than now. According to a 2008 survey, nearly 60% of Americans think there is a hell where "sinners" suffer eternal torment. Theologians are increasingly divided over the issue. “Hell and Mr. Fudge” will raise new questions in the minds of ordinary people and contribute to the broader consideration of hell and the hereafter.
BRYCE RESORT - Bryce Resort is ready to get the new Bryce Mountain Bike Park rolling this Saturday, June 22nd at 10 AM. Bryce Resort is bringing a brand new experience to the mountains of Virginia! Partnering with Gravity Logic out of Whistler, British Columbia and Trek bicycles, Bryce Resort is building a summertime experience to get everyone outdoors and to get the adrenaline flowing.
Our brand-new custom designed Bryce Mountain Bike Park will feature 7 lift-accessed trails with features unique to only Bryce Resort. Trails ranging from Beginner and Learning Terrain to Advanced Difficult terrain, some of which are over 2 miles in length, are being cut into the mountain right now!
The new Quad Lift eliminates the need to pedal uphill, allowing maximum time for downhill thrills. Your bike will be loaded and unloaded for you as you enjoy the ride back up and take in the scenery of the surrounding mountains and all the beauty that Bryce Resort has to offer.
The new Bryce Mountain Bike Park will also include a new learning center, teaching beginners proper riding techniques and giving advanced riders a chance to upgrade their style and performance. Also included, a new bike retail and rental area featuring Trek Bicycles and all the pads and gear that you will need for a day on the hill.
We are extremely excited to bring this new experience to the Shenandoah Valley and we can't wait to share our mountain in a different and sensational way to guests visiting the area for the first time and all of our cherished returning guests.
SRAACA and Town of Middletown Present Antique Car Show to Benefit Wayside Theatre
MIDDLETOWN - The Shenandoah Region of the Antique Automobile Car Association (SRAACA) and the Town of Middletown are teaming up for a special Antique Car Show to benefit Wayside Theatre on Saturday, June 22. The Car Show will be held at the Middletown Town Park with open registration between 9am and 11am. The Car Show will conclude at 3pm.
The Wayside Theatre Car Show is open to car enthusiasts from any period or class and will be participant and public judged. Class Trophies will be awarded, along with other special awards. The event will also feature a Chinese Auction, a 50/50 Raffle, Music, Door Prizes, and the first 52 cars will each receive a Dash Plaque. In addition the Middletown Volunteer Fire Department will be serving food for the event. Registration is $15.00 for car owners to participate in the event. The public is invited to see the event for free.
According to Wayside Theatre Artistic Director, Warner Crocker: “We were thrilled with Rich Largent and the membership of SRAACA approached us about organizing this Car Show to benefit Wayside Theatre. We’re really looking forward to the event and introducing new people to Wayside Theatre.”
Wayside Theatre is located in Middletown, Virginia at 7853 Main Street. The Middletown Town Park is located one block off of Main Street behind the theatre.
For information on SRAACA, visit: www.sraaca.com
For Information on Wayside Theatre, visit: www.waysidetheatre.org
HARRISONBURG - Our Community Place hosts its 10h Annual Summer Lawn Jam Saturday, June 29, 2013 from noon ‘til dark at 17 E. Johnson Street in Harrisonburg, Virginia – across from the Little Grill Collective.
Everyone with a belly button is invited to come out for a full day of music, food, dancing, musical chairs, water balloon tossing, tie-dying, face-painting, and more. Attendees may sign up for the World’s Slowest Bicycle Race, or compete as human wheelbarrows. They can enter the volleyball and horseshoe tournaments. The fun is for the whole family.
A complimentary meal is served, with light refreshments provided throughout the day.
Featured bands and performers include: Dr. How, Chris Kniss, Tom Weaver, Scott Murray, HBC Praise Band, Our Community Farm Band, The McLaughlin Brothers, Ears to the Ground Family, Jesus the Potter Church Band.
All are welcome to this special event free of charge. Donations graciously received. More information can be found at www.ourcommunityplace.org/events/lawn-jam, by e-mailing email@example.com, or by calling 540.442.7727.
Our Community Place, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, emerged from the Free Food for All Soup Kitchen previously held at The Little Grill Restaurant since 1992, and opened to the public in 2008. OCP is dedicated to breaking down barriers that tend to separate humans from the joys to be experienced in loving communities and particularly dedicated to including in its activities those struggling with poverty and difficult life circumstances.
HARRISONBURG — It's Harrisonburg's quintessential 4th of July celebration! Great food, music and entertainment attract thousands of people to downtown for a full day of events, including the 1st annual Grillin' at the Pavilion Cook-off. Teams will serve up their best barbecue, and you will have a chance to sample and vote! It's the perfect complement to the live music, craft beers and local wines that will be featured at Beers N' Cheers in the Park. Other crowd favorites include the annual parade at 6 pm; a kids’ zone in Court Square; and a grand fireworks display. Valley 4th is a free community festival. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/Valley4th or visit downtownharrisonburg.org/valleyfourth for a full schedule of events.
STAUNTON - Local artisan crafts and goods will be the focus of an expanding micro business showcase located at the Staunton Station every 2nd Saturday of the month from 9am-1pm through October. Staunton Station Street Market features a variety of vendors ranging from handmade jewelry, clothing and accessories, local farm products and hand-crafted decorative items. Permaculture demonstrations, samplings, live music and interactive programs will be part of each month’s offerings, as well as special deals from Staunton Station merchants Rachel’s Quilt Patch, Monica Wilson Photography and Appalachian Piecework Antiques and Textile Studio. Market visitors can enjoy dining at the Depot Grill and visit the Staunton/Augusta Farmer’s Market and other nearby businesses. Market dates are May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14 and October 12.
The Staunton Station Street Market is presented by Virtually Sisters, LLC, a local consulting group that runs 16 West, an innovative coworking business that caters to freelancers, non-profits and micro businesses without brick and mortar locations. In addition to affordable shared space for business and retail activities at 16 West Beverley Street, the storefront is used for community events that promote local arts and community initiatives like the (h)OUR Economy timebank.
For more information about visiting or participation at the Staunton Station Street Market or 16 West, visit www.16WestVS.com or contact Sharon@16WestVS.com, 703.505.9996.
Harrisonburg Tourism and Visitor Services Launches New Website
HARRISONBURG - In conjunction with National Travel and Tourism Week, Harrisonburg Tourism and Visitor Services is launching a brand-new website, VisitHarrisonburgVA.com, which integrates several exciting new features relative to the evolving trends in travel and tourism.
The website hosts easy-to-navigate tabs that carry high-resolution images and cohesive information about places to stay, things to do, dining and nightlife, shopping, events, and more in Harrisonburg.
Visitors and members of the media can now easily access annual events, awards and designations, press room, and a dynamic photo gallery, as well as exciting new itineraries and trending story ideas for the Harrisonburg area.
An additional new feature of VisitHarrisonburgVA.com is the “Follow Us” tab located on the main toolbar, directing visitors to a comprehensive page that streams the office’s most recent Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Pinterest posts.
Another important aspect of VisitHarrisonburgVA.com is its responsive design and flexible web layout, meaning the website adjusts to the screens of multiple devices, specifically smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers. The website’s flexibility allows visitors and travelers to easily search, browse, and find information about the area on any device.
NATURAL BRIDGE - Explore this new Family Fun Center - 5,000 sq. feet of fun. Play Area, Game Center, Indoor Gem Mining and Birthday Parties. Climb through the new Jefferson’s Playground and enjoy winding slides in this custom-made playset; then, sift through an indoor river and discover gems, fossils, arrowheads, and more with the new Cedar Creek Gem Mining Company; kids can also test their skill to win prizes in the new state-of-the-art game center with motion games and more. Located on the Gift Shop lower level near Butterflies at the Bridge. New birthday party room for groups of 8 or more.