Thank you all for the tremendous response to our request for volunteers!
Planning for the International Festival has gotten off to a great start thanks to the energy and enthusiasm of volunteers. This year, there will be several new features of the festival, which will expand it to a weeklong event. With the festival just over a month away, there are still many opportunities to get involved and be a part of this wonderful event in our community.
The next planning committee meeting is Thursday, August 16th at Hillandale Park in shelter 11. An alternate location in case of bad weather will be at Westover Park. The meeting will take place from 7:00-8:30 PM.
There are several new events being planned for the community that will be presented at this meeting, along with opportunities to volunteer.
Harrisonburg Tourism invites all local restaurants to take part in a culinary celebration:
Harrisonburg International CommUNITY Celebration
Tuesday, September 25th – Saturday, October 6th
“Take a Culinary Trip Around the World in the Dining Destination of the Shenandoah Valley”
Harrisonburg has over 140 restaurants, with many offering international delicacies and secret family recipes. Experience the many exciting flavors of our community with specialty dishes created to celebrate our diversity.
Court Square Theater will present a goodwill project to raise funds and awareness of Friday evening:
“Playing for Change: Peace through Music” Film
Friday, September 28th at Court Square Theater
The film will be presented as a primer to the Harrisonburg International Festival. The film’s goal is to connect the world through music. Donations will be accepted. Visit the website and watch the movie trailer for details about the event.
The International Festival will present the first annual soccer tournament:
“International Festival Soccer Tournament”
Sunday, September 30th from 2:00-6:00 PM
Join in the fun and make new friends while playing for change at the Harrisonburg International Festival Soccer Tournament. Register to play on one of the 12 teams representing the world. Local adult leagues will be participating in a coed teams at Smithland Fields. Fee to be determined. Sponsors welcome!
The Fairfield Center and JMU Institute for Constructive Advocacy and Dialogue will host a community conversation tent:
“Our CommUNITY Speaks Conversation Tent”
Saturday, September 29th on the half-hour beginning at 12:30
Come and stop by and engage in a sharing of ideas with fellow members of the Harrisonburg community. With such a diverse range of cultures in Harrisonburg, we welcome all forms of creative expression and feedback about what issues are most important to our community. The ideas collected at the tent will be displayed throughout the day, and will be recorded and used in planning future community summits.
Questions? Please contact Vaunda Brown, Planning Committee Co-Chair
firstname.lastname@example.org or (540) 433-6228