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Trivia at Sage Bird Ciderworks

May 10, 2021 by Andrea Dono

Get a team together for weekly taproom trivia every Thursday from 8-10pm at Sage Bird Ciderworks! It's free to play, and winning teams get cool prizes, like gift cards & discounts at Sage Bird. Teams can be up to 4 players, so find your crew and get creative with your name. more

Dr. How & The Reasons to Live at Pale Fire

September 28, 2021 by Andrea Dono

Chris Howdyshell and friends celebrate his birthday with an acoustic set on Pale Fire's patio. more

National Book Month Book Drive

September 28, 2021 by Andrea Dono

October is National Book Month so we're having a book drive to restock our Little Free Library shelves AND benefit Massanutten Regional Library! more

Voices of the Shenandoah w/ Joshua Vana

July 12, 2021 by Andrea Dono

Join us for our first Voices of the Shenandoah event, featuring local stories and music shared by community members about the Shenandoah River, to be held at Pale Fire Brewing Company in Harrisonburg, VA from 7 to 10pm next Thursday, July 15th! more

Tinky Bryan Dedication at The Depot

June 9, 2021 by Andrea Dono

"Tinky's wish had come true, he went out with his boots on!" Please join us for the commemorative bench dedication of the late Walter P. "Tinky" Bryan. Honoring 41 years of service to the Chesapeake Western Railroad. Drinks and light refreshments will be served more

Worldwide Knit in Public Day

June 9, 2021 by Andrea Dono

Worldwide Knit in Public Day is the largest knitter-run event in the world involving more than 57 countries! Come celebrate "better living through stitching together." We will meet on the lawn of the Court House and then go from there! more

The Making Space: Monthly Art and Community at the Lucy F. Simms Center

February 24, 2020 by Katie Mitchell

By Katie Mitchell / Photos by Philip Meador: Remember that Disney/Pixar movie Ratatouille, the one where a rat lives inside a chef’s hat and shows the chef how to cook? The idea of rodents anywhere near my food is repulsive, but somehow I found myself loving those little scoundrels by the end of the film. The best part, of course, is when the food critic Anton Ego finally relaxes and reveals a covert truth: “In the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than our criticism designating it so.” He admits, at last, what renowned chef Auguste Gusteau stated at the beginning of the film, that “anyone can cook.” Those words are a distant shout to the ordinary guy who aspires to greatness, arriving only as a barely audible yet soul-stirring whisper: JUST TRY. So often a fear of failure or criticism keeps us from trying something new. But the creators of Harrisonburg’s Making Space sincerely believe anyone can create, and they invite you and everyone you know to check your fears at the door and enjoy a couple of hours of free, low-stakes art-making. more