Monday, April 11, 2011

Gone With the Twins

We leave today to be with our six-year-old grandson and our daughter in Rochester, NY, who is expecting twins (a boy and a girl!) in June and whose husband is away presenting at a medical conference.

Here's an event I really hate to miss, due to our trip, but I want to urge all of you locals to attend. It will be a premiere performance of the brass band version of this new piece in the US, and a recent immigrant from the area will do the Muslim call to prayer that's included in it. Please help spread the word.

Shenandoah Valley Choral Society April 15 and 17

The Shenandoah Valley Choral Society will present  Karl Jenkins' "The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace" with the Massenutten Brass Band at Bridgewater Church of the Brethren, Friday, April 15 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, April 17 at 3:00 pm. For more information or to buy tickets go to their web site at
Tickets are also available at Staunton at Blue Mountain Coffee. Bridgewater at Ruth's Books and Cards. and Harrisonburg at Family Christian Bookstore, Red Front Supermarket, and White Birch Communities, or from any Choral Society singer (and at the door).
Contact Linda Dove at <> if you would like more info.

P. S. Here's another cause I'd love to have you support:

Gemeinschaft Home Annual "Friend Raiser" Dinner
As a board member and long time supporter of Gemeinschaft Home, I invite all of you locals to attend our Annual Appreciation "Friend Raiser" Dinner on Friday, April 29th, 6:00pm, at Asbury United Methodist Church in Harrisonburg.  Lawrence Wilder, Jr., the Special Assistant for The Virginia Prisoner and Juvenile Offender Re-Entry Council (and son of former Governor Doug Wilder) will be the guest speaker. Special entertainment will be provided by Gemeinschaft residents and friends. 
This will be an informative and enjoyable evening for people like yourself who are interested in supporting the Gemeinschaft mission.  There is no charge for the dinner; however, your generous donations are needed and appreciated.  The dinner is being catered by the Rhodes sisters and will be a special treat of Mennonite home cooked food. 

RSVP by April 15 at  or 434-1690.
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