April 2015 - Rockfish Valley Community Center

the
Rockfish
Reader
April 2015
From Executive Director Stu Mills:
On Roles, Relationships and Raffles
If you missed the Annual Meeting last week, you missed a classic example of community in action.
The passion and support of our membership for The Rock was evident from the opening gavel, with
overwhelming approval for a terrific year in 2014 and for our slate of nominees for Board of Directors
seats. We applauded another year of black ink, some significant physical plant and programming improvements, and a full house of vibrant tenants, and we bid a sad but grateful farewell to Director
Sharon Gress while welcoming new Director Cliff Love onto the Board.
Just as we were wrapping up the meeting, though, our ardor for RVCC gave way to another kind of
fervor – call it Pipeline Passion.
You may know that our Board of Directors voted last month to help fund an environmental and economic impact study on the pipeline, as an alternative to a strictly economic impact study commissioned and funded by Dominion in February. Pipeline Passion runs high on our Board, too, with some
urging that we take an advocacy position on the pipeline itself and others arguing that advocacy on
controversial issues isn’t within the purview of our mission. Like at the Annual Meeting, a lot of time
and energy has been spent by the Board on this issue, and it became clear that we did not have a consensus on RVCC’s role as an advocate on the pipeline issue.
Our compromise was agreeing that community education is a cornerstone mission of The Rock, and
that donating a portion of the proceeds from the 50/50 raffle at “Celebrate Rockfish!” to help underwrite a new impact study would provide valuable and needed information to our community. The essence of community is consensus, and the cornerstone of consensus is compromise.
As with any clash of passions, relationships are put at risk. I’m proud of our Board for finding a compromise that provided a measure of satisfaction for all without injury to any, while staying true to our
mission. And I’m confident that our shared passion for RVCC will triumph over any rifts created between us by the pipeline, just as I am confident that our shared passion for the Rockfish Valley will
reunite our community once the issue is settled.
I hope you agree. As for me, I bought raffle ticket # 01.
Thanks as always, and please buy a raffle ticket or two to show your passion for The Rock!
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Art Exhibits, Indoor
Market, Coffee House
Music, Relay for Life
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Super Saturdays:
Celebrate Rockfish,
Save SK8 Nelson, and
Hoop Dreams
Page 4
Rockfish Arts Cooperative
Pages 5-8
 Treasure Chest
News & Sales, New
Classes, Events, &
more!
HOW
COMMUNITY
HAPPENS
 Volunteer for a workday, come to an event,
take a class—be a regular at The Rock!
 Donate to a Fundraising Campaign—be here
in spirit even when you
can’t be here in person.
 Become a Member—and
let your voice be heard.
The First Saturday is here!
 Spread the Word—
networking brings people together. If you like
what we’re doing here,
tell someone about it.
Join us for our community Pancake Breakfast—buttermilk pancakes, real blueberry pancakes, bacon, sausage, grits, scrambled eggs, OJ and good company.
Then go find a great deal at the Treasure Chest! Trager Brothers Coffee opens
at 8am, breakfast is served from 8:30am-10:30am, and the Treasure Chest
opens at 9am.
 Give Us Feedback—
whether it’s praise, a
suggestion, or a complaint, we want to
know. Help us shape a
better community for
you.
First Saturday, April 4: Pancake Breakfast & Bag Day
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RVCC Art Exhibits
On Display Now: Selected Works from the RVCC Art Committee
and the Senior Art Program at JABA
RVCC's Spring Art Exhibit, open now through mid-April, features the work
of members of the RVCC Art Committee and selected works from the Senior Art Program at JABA in Lovingston.
This exhibit includes photography by Harvey Weiss, vintage signs by Rosemary Weiss, acrylic paintings by Cathy
Kiehl, oil paintings by Beverly Martin, mandalas by Sue
Chase, and Eleanor Amidon's "Buddha Through the Seasons" photography collection.
Coming This Summer:
June 1—19: Nancy Lauler & Bill England
July 9—29: Watercolors by Bettye White and Pastels by Patty Turpin
Saturday, April 4: Last Indoor Winter Market
The 8th Annual Winter Market season comes to a close this Saturday, April
4! Indoor Community Markets feature local produce, meats, cheeses, jams, baked
goods, plants, greenery, art and crafts. The market runs 9:00am—noon on the first
Saturday of the month and coincides with RVCC's Pancake Breakfast and the
Treasure Chest Bag Day.
The April Market features western swing by the Blazing Saddle Tramps!
For more market info, contact Donna Kincaid at [email protected]
Friday, April 17: Coffee House Music Series
w/Alex Caton and Dick Harrington
Alex Caton & Dick Harrington play Irish, Oldtime, bluegrass & gypsy
tunes. In singing and in playing fiddle, banjo, and guitar, Alex Caton
has dedicated her musical life to the traditional fiddle music of
Appalachia and Ireland. Dick learned folk songs from his playful Scots-Irish-American
grandma, took up guitar in the 1950s, and has been singing and playing American roots music and
the traditional music of the Southern Appalachians ever since. 7:30pm/$7 cover, in the Rockfish
Lounge.
“When Alex Caton picks up her fiddle, all bets are off, all expectations shatter, all preferences and
preconceived notions dissolve as fast as a summer storm.” —www.alexcaton.com
Coming May 15: The Blazing Saddle Tramps
The Blazing Saddle Tramps play western swing, which is unique for our region. The
“TRAMPS” will fire you up with a bit of country, blend in some tasty jazz, and keep it creative
with some original tunes. So get out your bolo tie, put on your dancing boots, and y’all
come on down. 7:30pm/$7 cover, in the Rockfish Lounge.
Saturday, May 2: Miss Relay for Life Pageant
The Nelson County Miss Relay for Life Pageant will be held at RVCC on Saturday,
May 2. The pageant is open to ages 0—22, and contestants do not have to be
Nelson County residents. Admission is $5, and children under 5 get in free. All
proceeds benefit Nelson County Relay for Life. Doors open at noon; the pageant
begins at 1:00pm.
For more information and to request an application, contact Amanda Mays at 434238-6743 or [email protected]
ARTISANS
& STUDIOS
Claudia Gibson Catering
Susan Gorman:
Derby Vixen
Habitat for Humanity
Sallie Justice:
Life Coaching
David Lipscomb:
Virginia Rock Shop
K Robins Designs:
Symbolic Jewelry
David Moldenhauer
Chris Lowthert
New Health Consultant
Rockfish River Gallery
Rosalba Valentino
Rosalba Couture
Karen Walker-Cooke
Core Fitness Synergy
Trager Brothers Coffee
Tammy Huffman:
Full Circle Salon
Stephanie Murray:
Ula Tortilla
Do you have corks
that you are saving to
recycle? Bring those
corks to RVCC and
we’ll recycle them for
you and donate the
proceeds to the Center! Stop and drop
the corks in the box
at the front entrance
or the TBC hallway.
We can also recycle
your print cartridges
& small electronics.
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Super Saturdays!
Saturday, May 30: 2nd Annual Celebrate Rockfish!
And $50-50/50 Cash Raffle
Proceeds benefit RVCC and the Friends of Nelson Pipeline Impact Study
50/50 Cash Raffle $50 Per Ticket
$5000 Grand Prize*
*grand prize will be 50% of total ticket sales, up to a maximum of $5000.
Additional cash prizes given if more than 200 tickets are sold. Full raffle details at rockfishcc.org.
Winner drawn at Celebrate Rockfish! Saturday, May 30, 5pm-9pm
Plus—Food, Family-Friendly Fun, & Music by Soulful Experience, feat. Bootsie Daniels.
No admission fee for Celebrate Rockfish!
Raffle tickets available at the RVCC Office, the Treasure Chest Thrift Store, & rockfishcc.org.
Only 500 Tickets Available! Click Here to Get Your Raffle Tickets!
Saturday, June 27: 1st Annual Save SK8 Nelson Festival
A fundraising event for Nelson's only skate park!
In mid-2014, our insurance company handed us a hard choice: either get rid of the skate park, or lose
our insurance. After months of searching, we were able to find an insurance provider that would cover
the skate park--to the tune of an additional $3000 per year. The skate park is perhaps the best-loved
and most-used feature of our recreational facilities, and regularly hosts children and adults alike. And,
as Nelson County's only skate park, we feel it is worth keeping—but we need help to shoulder this staggering increase in our insurance premium. Proceeds from this event will go toward that expense, and
any funds raised beyond $3000 will be used to maintain and improve the park and RVCC.
OUR
TEAM
RVCC Board of
Directors
President
Gifford Childs
Vice President
Elaine Weems
Treasurer
Bob Kemp
Directors
Sarah Jane Stewart,
Sue Chase, Chuck
Kiehl, Bill Perrelli, Bob
Yoder, Phil Hearne,
Cheryl Klueh, Cliff
Love
RVCC Staff
Executive Director
G. Stuart Mills
Operations Manager &
Newsletter Editor
Sara Taylor
Treasure Chest
Manager
Marie Dennis
Assistant Managers
Kat Walsh, Betsy
Greenleaf, & Eleanor
Massie
Saturday, June 27, 5--9pm
Food and beverages provided by
Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Trager Brothers Coffee, and Cardinal Point Winery
Music by Shagwuf--Jaguardini--Orme Storm--and more!
Admission to the event is $5/carload.
Click Here to make a donation to Save SK8 Nelson ...or come see us in the office!
Saturday, July 25: Hoop Dreams!
If you’ve been out to RVCC’s outdoor basketball court recently—and more specifically, if
you’ve tried to bounce a ball on it—then you know what rough shape the poor court is in.
The pavement is warped, unlevel and cracked, grass keeps forcing its way through those
cracks, and the court lines are little but a memory.
This summer, we’re on a mission to fix all this by installing new safety goals, painting new
lines, and resurfacing the paved area in a way that will allow for multi-purpose use. In addition to basketball, the court could
support futsal, learning to ride a bike, kickball games, and potentially even a hitting wall for handball or tennis.
The Hoop Dreams Festival will be similar to the other Super Saturday events in that it will feature live music, food, beverages,
and family-friendly activities, but there’s still lots of planning and brainstorming needed to make sure the basketball court becomes all that it can be.
We need help! If you’d like to get involved, please contact Bob West at [email protected], or contact the RVCC
Office at 434-361-0100 or [email protected] so we can get you in the loop...and in the hoop!
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Rockfish Arts Cooperative
We’re pleased to present the Rockfish Arts Cooperative, a program devoted to the development of arts classes at RVCC. These
classes are part of our ongoing mission to expand the cultural and educational programming available at our Community Center.
Over the course of the next few months, we’ll be working to convert Room 12 into a full-time teaching studio for the arts. The
studio will be available for use by both residential and guest instructors, and will offer a wide variety of classes and workshops.
RVCC will also be seeking funding to provide necessary materials and supplies for the studio, and any donation made to RVCC
for that purpose will be tax-deductible.
If you’d like to be involved with this project—whether it’s to teach a class, volunteer your assistance, or make a donation,
please contact RVCC at 434-361-0100 or email [email protected]
Ongoing: Life Drawing Sessions
Tuesdays, 6:30-9pm, in Room 12. Fee: $10/session. Minimum of 6 people required, age 18 & up. These Life Drawing sessions provide a relaxed informal atmosphere and a wonderful way to improve your drawing skills. Figure drawing
has always been the traditional cornerstone of any art training. The human figure offers every challenge – line, shape,
tone, color, perspective and composition. This friendly group welcomes beginners, students & experienced artists to
join them in an informal workshop setting. No instruction provided. To sign up, please contact RVCC: 434-361-0100
or [email protected]
Saturday, April 25: Portrait Photography Workshop with Stephanie Gross
1:00-5:00, in Room 12. Cost: $80.00. Do you love making pictures of people but are frustrated that they don't always turn out
the way you'd hoped? Spend an afternoon learning to improve your portrait skills.
We will talk about techniques and ways to think about making better people pictures. We will then put those ideas into practice
with immediate guidance and feedback. Working knowledge of your 35mm digital camera is required! A laptop with image processing software is helpful but not necessary. Class size: minimum of 6, maximum of 10. For more info and to register, contact Stephanie at [email protected], and please feel free to check out Stephanie’s people pictures at http://
www.stephaniegross.com/galleries/people/.
May 6 & 13: Prismatic Painting Class with Alice Murphy
9:30am—12pm, in Room 12. Cost: $12/class suggested donation to RVCC. Creative prismatic
painting on paper or canvas involves the process of designing your own compositions into a kaleidoscope effect and applying your own color schemes. Subject matter will be your choice of still life or
landscape. Degree of difficulty ranges from very simple to as complicated as you desire—all skill levels
can create original work. Alice Murphy has been teaching multi-media art classes since getting her
degree in Fine Arts and Fashion Illustration from RPI (now VCU). In addition to teaching, Alice has
painted a large number of portraits in pencils, pastels, watercolors, acrylics and oils. Students may bring any of the above media
and surfaces. Tables, chairs, and a limited number of standing easels are available. For questions or to register for the class,
contact Alice Murphy at 434-361-1923.
Beginning May 7: Estonian Lace Knitting with Marti Naro
Thursdays, May 7, 14 & 21. 6:30—8:00pm, in Room 12. Fee: $60/series, including email support as
needed. This 3-part class will introduce advanced beginning knitters to Estonian knitted lace, its history,
forms and techniques, how to combine lace stitches and how to read a chart. Students will knit a traditional
scarf/shawl, which may or may not be finished within the duration of the class. Support is available as needed
with casting off and blocking after the class ends. Skills required: Advanced beginning knitter and
above. Must know knit, purl, YO and K2tog and basic knitting abbreviations. Knitters should have fair control
of their needles. Space available for up to 6 students. To sign up, and for more info about materials needed, please contact
Marti at [email protected]
Classical Painting Workshop with nationally known artist Frank Covino
A viewing of Frank's instruction from one of his videos will be shown Wednesday, May 6, from 7-8:30pm, in Rockfish University.
One of his students will be present to answer questions, show their work and give detailed information about the workshop.
Workshop dates: Oct 19-23, 9am-6:30pm. Learn to paint like a renaissance master with portrait artist Frank Covino. Over the
course of the week you will learn how to draw with accuracy using an ancient method, how to duplicate anyone's complexion,
undertoning with the Florentine Method of Verdacicio, and using azuraccio undertones in landscapes using the methods of the
Hudson River Valley school. By reproducing a masterpiece of the time, you will learn all these methods and more to create your
own masterpiece. For more info about Frank Covino, visit http://frankcovino.blogspot.com/. For more info about the
workshop, call Jill at 361-0127.
Beginning Saturday, May 30: The Poetry of Place—An Experiential Workshop with Amelia Williams
Saturday 5/30, 9—11am; Monday 6/1, 6—8pm; Tuesday 6/2, 6—8pm. In Room 12. Fee: $60/series. How do we respond to
the particulars of place when we write? Is place the geography, the street map, the culture and customs, or the phrases and inflections of a location? Participants will receive two short readings before the first class. The three sessions will provide a mix of
activities focused on the poetry of place, including walks along Mallory Creek, writing outdoors, guided discussion of the readings, in-class journaling and writing with optional prompts, and a typical “reaction and feedback” workshop. All levels of experience welcome. Pre-registration required—to sign up, contact Amelia at 434-361-2539 or [email protected]
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Treasure Chest News
The Treasure Chest is now open Mondays!
NOW OPEN
Due to popular demand, the store is now open Mondays from 10—4. Whether you’re coming to the
Center for a class or a cup of coffee, you can now shop the Thrift Store too, and get first shot at all the
great donations that have come in over the weekend.
MONDAYS!
Every Saturday is Bag Day!
Our popular First Saturday $10 Bag Sale is now EVERY Saturday, for all regularly priced clothing, belts,
shoes, purses & scarves. Our First Saturday Bag Day will now feature 20% off all specially priced
clothing in addition to the normal Bag Day Sale!
Don’t forget—the Treasure Chest is accepting furniture on a consignment basis!
For consignment terms and more information, please visit the Treasure Chest page on our website, or
stop in and visit with Marie to find out how consignments work.
“Best of the Chest” Monthly Silent Auction:
Mistmaker Tranquility Fountain
Opening bid: $40
On Sale in April: Shoes!
Buy-One-Get-One on reg. priced shoes
10% off specially-price shoes & boots
Treasure
Chest Hours
Mon.—Fri.:
10am—4pm
Saturdays:
9am—3pm
Volunteers &
Donations always
welcome!
RVCC members get 10% off their purchases every day at the Treasure Chest!
RVCC Bids Farewell to Rosalba Couture
After 5 years with us, Rose Valentino is closing the Rosalba Couture Studio at RVCC.
In her own words: “A sincere thank you to all who have visited and supported my business in the years I have been
at RVCC. It has been a treat to be a part of the special community that the center has created, and I am happy to
have made many connections and friendships through being there that will be part of the next chapter for me.” —
Rose and
Rosalba Valentino.
baby Tye
Rose is a phenomenally talented individual, and we have no doubt that the next chapter will be amazing. In the
meantime, follow Rose at rosalbacouture.com or etsy.com/shop/rosalba.
New Yoga Classes & Workshops
Beginning April 9: Modern Yoga with Caroline Avant
Thursdays, 10:00 to 11:00am, in the Yoga Room. Cost: $12 drop in or $100 for 10 classes (to be used
within 3 months). For beginners to Intermediate. A very gentle approach for all ages that promotes balance and wellbeing. This class offers a blend of Hatha, Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga styles with a strong
emphasis on breath connection, completing with a meditation. Vinyasa Flow means the postures are synchronized with the inhale and exhale into a flowing sequence and Yin yoga is about staying longer in the
pose which reaches the deeper connective tissues, which in turn mobilizes and strengthens the joints. The experience is like a
deep meditative massage. Call: 434-989-7478 or email [email protected]
Beginning April 18: Integrative Yoga with Agnes F. Schrider, physical therapist and certified yoga instructor.
Mondays, 11:00am—12:00pm and Wednesdays, 8:30—10:00am. Agnes has been teaching Yoga since 2006 and integrates
her training in physical therapy and anatomy, mindfulness and wellness for a safe and fun class. All level students are welcome.
To sign up or get more info, contact Agnes at [email protected]
Saturday, May 23: VIBRATE THE COSMOS! Spirit of Being Workshop—Kundalini Yoga & Meditation
9:00am—1:00pm, in the RVCC auditorium. Fee: $40. Early Bird registration: $35 (before May 15). Led by SohanRaj Oliver,
Senior Teacher, and Tonya Ridings, Teacher. Connect to your infinite self, sweet body and all of creation with joy, deep relaxation and a meditative mind. No experience necessary! Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, water and journal. “If
you can’t see God in all, you can’t see God at all.”--Yogi Bhajan, PhD. Sign up: aplacetobreathe.com. Questions? Call Tonya
at 434-465-1561.
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Rockfish University Courses: What Can YOU Do With Rock U?
Upcoming Rock U Courses
Tuesday, April 7: Muscle Pain—A German New Medicine Perspective with Christopher Lowthert
7:00pm, in Rockfish University. Suggested Donation: $20, cash at the door. Learn about the emotional origin of musculoskeletal
conditions according to the medical discoveries of Dr. med. Ryke Geerd Hamer and the Five Biological Laws of Nature. We will look
at different areas of the musculoskeletal system and the corresponding emotional conflict theme, i.e., low back pain - “feeling unsupported”; shoulder pain - “loss of self-respect”; knee pain - “unable to perform physical activity”. Strong emphasis on the true
nature of pain and the importance of the “Pain Track” related to chronic pain. A Q&A will follow presentation.
This class is part of a series of presentations on the first Tuesday of each month in 2015. Next month will be “The Cause and Natural Healing of Breast Cancer.” Contact Chris at 540-255-0026 or [email protected]
Tuesday, April 21: Getting Started at Piedmont Virginia Community College
Tuesdays April 21, May 19, and June 16. 6:30—7:30pm, in Rock U. No Charge. Topics Covered: PVCC degrees and certificates;
many you can complete in less than two years; Resources to help you succeed in the classroom and beyond; PVCC placement tests
(receive free practice test materials!); Financial aid opportunities. Presented by Denise McClanahan, PVCC Outreach Manager,
434-961-5275 or [email protected]
Wednesday, April 29: Health Professionals and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline—“How Can We Help?”
7:00—9:00pm, in Rockfish University. Free. Join us for a FREE working roundtable facilitated by Sheila Stone, RN, BSN
(completed 200 article research review for health policy class in December) and Katie Huffling, MS, RN, CNM from ANHE: Alliance
of Nurses for Healthy Environments. Presentations: summary of credible research on health impacts of pipelines (and a little on
fracking); current information on what health professionals are doing in other states; resources to learn more; handouts. Discussion: brainstorming/networking/next steps. Designed for health professionals, but all interested parties are welcome. Sponsored by the Nelson County Pipeline Education Committee and ANHE. For questions or more info, contact Sheila Stone at
[email protected]
Wednesday, May 6: DVD Intro to Frank Covino’s Classical Painting Workshop
7—8:30pm, in Rockfish University. See Workshop Description on Page 4.
Events & Classes at RVCC
New Classes
Now through April 27: International Folk Dance Class with Sue Chase
Monday evenings, March 16—April 27, 6:00—7:30pm, in Room 14. $10 per class. You will experience easy to moderate dances
from many countries around the world. No partners needed, everyone welcome - ages 8 to 80+. Contact Sue at 540-456-8176 or
[email protected]
Beginning April 2: Arthritis Foundation Exercise Class with Linda Hobson
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30am—9:30am, In Room 14. Fee: $12/drop-in, or 10 classes for $100. If you would like to try the
class out, the first one is free! Linda Hobson is a certified instructor for the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. This program
was designed by the Arthritis Foundation to relieve pain and stiffness caused by arthritis and many other conditions. The class focuses on building muscle and core strength as well as endurance, balance and relaxation. In short, it's a fun way to maintain your
overall health. To sign up or get more information, contact Linda at [email protected] or 540-456-6812.
Wednesday, April 6: Essential Oils for Allergies with Carol Quigless
6:30 to 7:30 p.m, in Room 14. By donation. It’s that time again for sneezing, headache, sinus congestion, and sore throat due to
allergies. Essential oils can be the answer if you’re looking for an effective alternatives to pharmaceuticals and their side effects.
Come learn more at this experiential workshop led by Carol Quigless, Cert. Clinical Aromatherapist and owner of MedEssential Oils.
Contact Carol at 434-361-2014 or [email protected]
Beginning April 7: Bellydance Classes with Joy Rayman
Tuesdays 6:00—7:00pm, in the Dining Room. Fee: $10/class or $40/month. Drop-ins welcome! Join Joy Rayman, director of Fire
in the Belly Dance Collective, for this 8 week course. In this fun filled class, you will learn fundamental movements using proper
posture and technique. Joy will teach isolations, foot patterns and traveling steps, and some simple layering techniques. You will
learn movements that are both sinuous and serpentine, as well as crisp and percussive, as you use your muscles in ways not common in other forms of dance. Wear comfortable clothes (something you would wear to a yoga class.) To sign up for this class,
contact Joy: [email protected] or (540)383-9144.
April 24: Introductory Offer—30 Minute Back Massages for $15.00 by Carol Quigless
3:00pm—7:00pm, in the Yoga Room. If you’ve been suffering with back pain, treat yourself to this. Carol Quigless is a Virginia licensed/National Board Certified Massage Therapist and Clinical Aromatherapist trained in Russian Medical Massage and Trigger
Point Therapy. She uses her own line of essential oil blends, MedEssential Oils, to facilitate pain and stress reduction. Preregistration required! Contact Carol at 434-361-2014 or [email protected]
See also the list of current & upcoming art classes on page 4!
For a full schedule of events, workshops and classes, visit www.rockfishcc.org.
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Events & Classes Continued
Ongoing Stuff
Claudia Gibson Catering
INSTRUCTORS
& LEADERS
Yoga
Wednesday—Friday, 8am—3:30pm (breakfast & lunch); Tuesday & Saturday 8—11:30am
(breakfast). Claudia Gibson Catering serves breakfast Tuesdays—Saturdays, a limited lunch menu on
Wednesdays, and a full lunch menu on Thursdays and Fridays. Pastries, cookies, and muffins are available,
plus soups and frozen dinner entrees. Breakfast is served on every Saturday other than the Pancake Breakfast day.
Sara Agelasto
Martina Compton
Sandra Pleasants
Every Friday: Gameworks
Brian Webb
7—9:00pm, in the Rockfish Lounge. Come meet your friends on Friday nights for a night of gaming. Bring
in your Magic Cards, Risk game, Chess, Settlers of Catan, Battle Ship, Life, Sorry, UNO, or any number of
games you like and let the battles begin. Girls! GameWorks can be whatever you want it to be--Bring your
paper, pencils, knitting, sewing, rughooking, or bring your games too, and show off your skills. Come join
us for a fun night of games and creative fun. All ages welcome! Children under 10 years old must have parental supervision. Be prepared to have some serious fun! For more info, contact Jill Averitt at 434-3610127.
Karen Walker-Cooke
Every Monday: Nelson County Community Orchestra Rehearsals—Musicians wanted!
Karen Walker-Cooke
Weekly Rehearsals on Mondays, 7 – 9 PM, in the Rockfish Lounge. If you play—or used to play—an orchestra instrument (violin, viola, cello, acoustic bass, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, French horn, trumpet or
other instruments) and would like to get back into playing music in a friendly, engaging learning environment, come and join us and our experienced conductor, Philip Clark. More info at: www.nelsoncco.org or
contact Diane Sprinkle: 434-946-7834 or [email protected]
Ongoing Classes
Soul Retrieval Practice Group
A free weekly meditation practice group will be held each Wednesday evening from 7pm-8pm in Room 3
(New Health Consultant). The practice group will focus on the ancient Tibetan practice of Soul Retrieval. Done daily, its practice can heal your soul and transform your life. We will gather together before
the meditation to share tea and a snack. Please arrive early. Any questions? Call 540-255-0026.
Rebecca L’Abbe
Tonya Ridings
Fitness & Zumba
Life Coaching
Sallie Justice
Sewing
Instruction
Rosalba Valentino
Tae Kwon Do
Larry Cabaniss
QiGong
Tae Kwon Do Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30pm. Visit the TKD page or contact Larry Cabaniss at (434) 989 Brian Wright
-5168.
Yoga
Private Yoga Sessions: Jumpstart your Spring Wellness Goals with a Private Yoga & Wellness Session.
Spring Yoga Special! $35 for a Private Yoga Session or $50 for a Private Yoga Session for Two.
Sessions must be purchased by June 21, 2015. Have you wanted to try yoga but do not know where to begin? Do you have a yoga
practice but need a refresher? Can't find a yoga class that fits in with your busy schedule? Try a personalized Yoga and Wellness Class with Sara Agelasto. As a Certified Natural Health Professional, Clinical Herbalist and Yoga Instructor, Sara works
with you to create a yoga and wellness practice that suits your individual or small group needs. For more information, please contact [email protected]anuman.com or 434-825-5983.
Yoga Classes (See also the new yoga classes listed on page 5)
Yoga w/Sandra Pleasants: Mondays, 9:15—10:45am: Iyengar (all levels), $15/class; Mondays 6—7:30pm: Advanced Iyengar,
$15/class; Tuesdays, 10—11:30am: Gentle Iyengar, $12/class. Contact Sandra at 434-361-2262 or [email protected]
to register.
Wednesdays, 6:00pm: Multi-level w/Martina Compton. Contact [email protected] to register.
Thursdays, 6:30pm: Men’s Yoga w/Brian Webb. 434-361-9218 to register.
Fridays, 9:00—10:30am: Kundalini Yoga w/Tonya Ridings. Kundalini Yoga is appropriate for all ages, and works to strengthen and
heal your body, mind and spirit from the inside out. Each class includes physical exercise (kriya), chanting/mantra, breathwork,
meditation and deep relaxation. $12 or 10 classes for $108. 434-465-1561 or [email protected]
Core Fitness Synergy—”Sweat Looks Good On You!”
Core Group Training: Mon. 7:45am, 9am,10:30am; Wed. 7:45am & 10:30am; Fri. 7:45am & 9am. Core Cuts: Tuesdays, 9am.
Core Fusion: Wednesdays 9am. Core Combo: Thurs. 9am. Core Basics: Thurs. 10:30am. Contact Karen at 434-989-0093 or
email: [email protected] For more info, corefitsynergy.com.
Life Coaching w/Sallie Justice. Hot-Topic Coaching to address a specific issue...your “hot topic.” Coaching Series to make major changes in your life. Coaching Courses: Group coaching with specific focus. Private Life Coaching Sessions to help you clarify
your goals and make reaching them not only possible, but probable.
Contact Sallie: 434-962-3794 or [email protected]
For a full schedule of events, workshops and classes, visit www.rockfishcc.org.
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The RVCC Business Council
The RVCC Business Council is a new group designed to inform, link and promote local entrepreneurs. It will also serve as the
voice of the Rockfish Valley business community, and Nelson County merchants at large, in supporting sustainable growth while
advocating for business-conscious ordinances and regulations. Small or large, established or new, your enterprise will benefit
from the quarterly Business Roundtables that will feature seminars on topics critical to your success. In addition to becoming a
voting member of RVCC, you will also benefit from the networking opportunities the Business Council provides and from the
exposure to the RVCC membership that your presence on our website and access to our mailing list affords.
2014—2015 Business Council Members
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Confidential marketing communication, analysis & consulting
2014-2015
Business Council Membership Levels
RVCC’s Business Council enrollment is now
open. Please contact us for more info!
Ashley's Market
Barefoot Bucha
Business Member - $100 and up
Becerra Lawncare
 Includes RVCC membership
 Seat at Business Roundtable
 Listing on RVCC’s Council Web page
 One free one-day use of Rockfish University or similar space
Blue Haven 151 Bed & Breakfast
Blue Mountain Brewery
Blue Ridge Floral Design, LLC
Business Partner - $500 and up
Blue Ridge Life Magazine
Benefits include all Business Member benefits, plus:
Creation Appreciation Landscaping
Friends of Nelson
Deborah Harkrader
Starfire Pottery/Certified Massage Therapist. 434-361-1788
 Business card ad in RVCC’s Partner web page
 2 free one-day uses of Rockfish University or similar space
 2 free Pancake Breakfast passes & 2 free Coffee House Music
passes
Heartwood Design
The Monroe Institute
MedEssential Oils
Corporate Sponsor
Mountain Area Realty, Inc.
Carol M. Quigless, Integrative Holistic Health Practitioner
434-361-2014
Rodgers Enterprises—Moving Earth
434-263-6541
Rogers & Associates—Certified Public Accountants
Stewart Computer Services
Tiger Fuel
Wild Wolf Brewing Co.
$1,000 and up
Benefits include all Member & Partner perks, plus:
 Full page ad in RVCC’s Sponsor web pages
 Unlimited RVCC use for meetings or events
 One “Carte Blanche” admission card, good for all RVCCsponsored events
 Your logo on all RVCC publications
 Your logo on our Sponsors banner in Auditorium & Lounge
 Advertising space in the RVCC newsletter and email blasts
Windridge Landscaping Co.
Please support the local businesses who support RVCC!
The Rockfish Valley Community Center
190 Rockfish School Ln, Afton 22920
434-361-0100
Www.rockfishcc.org | [email protected]
Treasure Chest: 434-361-0103
Volunteers and members needed!
We invite you to join us at the Rockfish Valley Community Center…Where Community Happens!