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Harrisonburg International Festival to Take Festival Online in 2020

HARRISONBURG (June 18, 2020) — The Harrisonburg International Festival Planning Team announced today that the popular event scheduled for September 26, 2020 in downtown Harrisonburg will transition to virtual activities for 2020 using the Festival’s website at This action is being taken over concerns for public safety and welfare during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands …

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Say YES to the #GreatCommunityGive

Do you LOVE Harrisonburg’s ethos of cooperation and inclusivity?  Have you ever wondered what fosters it?  If so, Harrisonburg’s FairField Center will most certainly be a part of the answer. For more than 30 years, the FairField Center’s mediation, training, civic engagement, and restorative justice programs have helped area residents and organizations listen, plan, and …

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Co-Parenting Class Offered FREE and Online

FairField Center’s co-parenting class “Meeting in the Middle” will be offered online free of charge Thursday, May 28, 2020, 1-5pm. What is it?Raising a child in different homes can be challenging at times. FairField’s Meeting in the Middle class focuses on co-parenting through separation and divorce. It provides parents and caregivers with the opportunity to …

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Online Dispute Resolution Now Available from FairField Center

FairField Center mediation services may be more beneficial now than they have ever been. A lot has changed over the last two months from the Coronavirus, bringing even more uncertainty and stress to families. Even though courts are closed, we want you to know that immediate help with conflict is available. We are still offering …

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Accessing FairField Center Services During Covid-19 State of Emergency

In an effort to encourage social distancing and minimize the potential of exposure to the COVID-19 virus, the FairField Center will be closed to the public until April 6, 2020 at 8:30am, unless otherwise noted. FairField Center leadership will continue to monitor the status of this pandemic daily through any and all updates issued by …

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2019 Harrisonburg International Festival Recap

The 2019 Harrisonburg International Festival was another rousing success, thanks to a crew of enthusiastic volunteers and many dedicated vendors and sponsors! The festival featured the introduction of a new mobile app, which received thumbs up from festival goers and City officials. The app not only provided easier navigation of the festival area, but also …

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2019 Year in Review

In addition to organizing their premier Civic Engagement event the Harrisonburg International Festival, the FairField Center provided a full menu of valuable mediation, restorative justice, and training services to individuals, businesses, and local, state, and federal agencies throughout the region this past year. By training mediators, helping resolve conflicts through mediation, conducting restorative community conferencing, …

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New Police-Referred Mediation Program Underway in Staunton

Staunton police officers now have another tool for assistancing in civil dispute settlement, thanks to a new grant-funded program developed in partnership between Staunton City Police, Resolution Virginia, Virginia Tech Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention, and FairField Center. The Staunton Police-Referred Mediaton Program allows law enforcement to refer individuals with non-criminal issues for …

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Local Agencies Team Up for National Issues Forum on Immigration

HFairField Center, NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center, and the United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County will host an active, participant-driven conversation on immigration on Tuesday, March 5, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday, March 9, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Asbury United Methodist Church, 205 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801. The …

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FairField Selected as Valley 4th RUN beneficiary!

We are excited to announce that FairField Center has been selected as one of the non-profit beneficiaries of VA Momentum’s annual Valley 4th RUN! Check out their website for more information, sign up for the run, and keep a lookout for future updates!