Community Foundation CLOSED for Thanksgiving holiday

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY, 11/28 AND FRIDAY, 11/29, FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY.

Brain Injury Connections of SV – Support Group meeting

Support group members will welcome members from Therapy Dogs International as they learn about the services offered by therapy dogs. Refreshments will be served. For more details about Brain Injury Connections of Shenandoah Valley, Inc., please visit our website at www.bicsv.org or call 540-568-8923.

 

Brain Injury Connections of Shenandoah Valley, Inc., is a local non-profit that enhances the lives of individuals affected by brain injury through cultivating connections with information, services and resources. The organization was first founded in 2005 as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Brain Injury Connections combines public and private resources to provide specialized services for persons affected by brain injury in the Shenandoah Valley. The non-profit organization’s main service is brain injury case management. Brain Injury Connections is a committed to serving those with the greatest need an least resources, and we do not charge a fee for services.

Santa Run, Walk, ‘N Roll

Be a Claus for a Cause at The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham’s second annual Santa Run, Walk, ‘N Roll! This inclusive fun run will take place Friday December 6, 2019 from 5-7 PM in downtown Harrisonburg and includes Santa suits for adults and elf ears for children.

Together, we’ll run, walk, or roll (wheelchairs and strollers encouraged!) half a mile through downtown Harrisonburg right before the Harrisonburg Holiday Parade to help raise awareness for The Arc of HR.

Join us an individual runner, create a team as a team captain, or join an existing team to promote and protect the rights of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our area.


Selected Old Houses Still Standing in Plains District, 1800-1900

As a continuation of the exhibit last year “Old Houses Still Standing in Plains District, 1700-1800,” the new exhibit will feature “Selected Old Houses Still Standing in Plains District, 1800-1900.”  There are about 25 houses in the exhibit selected from the many farm houses and those built in the towns of our area.  Selections were based on the uniqueness and accessibility of their  histories.

Displays include current and historical photographs, brief histories, artifacts if available, and locations.

Also featured are pieces from the Lois Rhodes Collection of 19th local pottery made by Strasburg and other local potters.  The free exhibit will be on display through April, 2020.

Annual Indoor Christmas Yard Sale

Prepare for the holidays season!

 

Shop on Friday and Saturday in a room full of new holiday decorations including ornaments, wreaths, garland, wall hangings, as well as new items in housewares, books, purses, linens, tools and more.

 

All proceeds go toward the operating budget of the Museum.

Meet Our Local Artists

MEET OUR LOCAL ARTISTS/ ART SALE

 

Carpenter Foundation Community Meeting Room

 

HOLIDAY SHOPPING

 

Drop by the Museum to meet a variety of our local artists.  Art media includes:

 

Painting

Illustrating

Wood carving

Nature photography

 

and more

 

FREE ADMISSION

Zombie Run For Brains

Zombies Are Coming to the ‘Burg!

Try to stay alive as you walk or run through the corn fields and woods of Fear Forest.

Avoid the zombies lurking in the shadows — All to benefit those in the Central Shenandoah Valley who have sustained a brain injury.

 

Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley, Inc. is sponsoring the Fifth Annual ZOMBIE RUN FOR BRAINS to be held on Saturday, October 19th at 11:00 am.

Can you navigate your way through the grounds of Fear Forest without getting infected by the zombies that lurk along the way? Each participant will be given a flag football belt at the beginning of the race. Complete the 1.5 mile course with at least one flag left and you’ve survived! End the course without any flags left, you’ve been infected and will need to be “disinfected” before you can rejoin society.  If you choose to participate without a belt, the zombies will not come after you and you will still have fun!

 

Walkers and runners of all levels are welcome! This is a fun-run and not a timed course.

 

Did you know that more than 28,000 Virginians sustain a brain injury every year and more than 260,000 Virginians are disabled because of brain injury? Proceeds from the ZOMBIE RUN FOR BRAINS will benefit Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley, formerly Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery, Inc.  A non-profit organization that strives to improve the quality of life for those affected by brain injury in the counties of Augusta, Bath, Highland, Page, Shenandoah, Rockbridge and Rockingham and all the cities included within. Brain Injury Connections enhances the lives of individuals affected by brain injury through cultivating connections with information, services and resources.

Arctoberfest

Arctoberfest is an annual, family-friendly German beer and wine festival hosted by The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham (HR) in downtown Harrisonburg. This outdoor festival includes specialty beers and wines, food trucks, live music & dancing, family-friendly games, contests, prizes, and craft vendors. Our third annual Arctoberfest will take place on Saturday October 5, 2019 from 1-6 PM in the parking lot between Jess’ Lunch and Jack Brown’s restaurant.

 

This family friendly event will be held in the parking lot between Jack Brown’s and Taj of India and benefiting The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham. Arctoberfest promises to be a fun-filled day for people of all ages and abilities. We have live music by the The Judy Chops, The Hackens Boys, and Massanutten Brass Band,  polka dancing lessons by the Civil War Era Dancers, a multi-sensory children’s play area, contests for adults and children, raffles, prizes, food trucks from Jack Brown’s and Jess’ Lunch, craft vendors and of course, plenty of German beer from Restless Moons Brewery, Brothers Craft Brewing, Pale Fire Brewing, and The Friendly Fermenter.

 

 

Fall Indoor Yard Sale

Start your fall shopping at the Museum’s FALL INDOOR YARD SALE!

 

New items for sale include a variety of small appliances, lamps, linens, Rockford polisher, an aluminum truck took box, toy chest, lap desk, mirrors, toys, purses, and for the sportsmen—weights, and skis.  A new collectible item is a collection of cloth feed bags.  AND  FOR THE DECORATOR, FALL AND HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS, along with the usual large collection of books, teapots, glassware, and kitchen utensils.  Come early for the best selections.

Pediatric Support Group Event

Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley will hold their second pediatric and family support group meeting on Monday, September 23 from 4:30-6:30 pm to be held at the JMU Campbell Building, located at 755 Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Harrisonburg.  Families, Caregivers, and Children are all welcome. Speakers will provide information on local therapies and resources. Activities for children are offered for all ability levels. Food and door prizes provided by local businesses. Please visit http://www.bicsv.org/children/ to register.

 

Brain injury is the most frequent cause of disability and death among children in the United States. Children aged 0-4 years and adolescents aged 15-19 years are more likely to sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) than any other age group, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC).[i]

 

Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley (BICSV) received an award to expand pediatric case management services for individuals affected by brain injury and their families and caregivers throughout Rockingham, Augusta, Page, Shenandoah, Highland, Bath and Rockbridge Counties, and the cities located within. The three-year grant from the Commonwealth Neurotruama Initiative (CNI) Trust Fund is administered in cooperation with the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). For more details about Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley, Inc., please visit our website at www.bicsv.org or call 540-568-8923.

 

Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley, Inc., formerly Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery, is a local non-profit that enhances the lives of individuals affected by brain injury through cultivating connections with information, services and resources. The organization was founded in 2005 as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Brain Injury Connections combines public and private resources to provide specialized services for persons affected by brain injury in the Shenandoah Valley.

 

The non-profit organization’s main service is brain injury case management. Brain Injury Connections is committed to serving those with the greatest need and least resources, and we do not charge a fee for services.