Category Archives: Events

Tickets Still Available


Tickets are still available for:

People’s Climate March, April 29, 2017: Tickets still available on the Sierra Club-sponsored bus from Charlottesville to DC for the Climate March. See our Events page listing for further information.

Wild Virginia’s annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival showing in Staunton on April 30, 2017.  If you saw the show in Charlottesville or Harrisonburg, there is an all new set of films in Staunton. See the Wild Virginia page for further information.

Non-Violent Direct Action 101

Participate in this engaging and informative workshop to be introduced to the methods and ideas behind non-violent direct action resistance and get primed for more training sessions to come. The workshop will be held on May 7, 2017, noon-4 pm at the Rockfish Valley Community Center.  Snacks and water provided.

Please RSVP to Ben Cunningham so organizers can plan appropriately for attendance. Contact silvercunning@gmail.com, 434-882-1893. For further information contact Ben or see the the event listing on our Web page and on Facebook.

Demonstration Outside Dominion’s Annual Shareholders Meeting


The demonstration outside Dominion’s Annual Shareholders Meeting on May 10, 2017, 10:45-12:45, is a great time to send a message to Dominion’s Shareholders and Executives like CEO Tom Farrell and VA Power President Bob Blue that Virginians will not tolerate Dominion’s manipulation of our politicians and DEQ, who allow this corporation to poison our water and our air.

Local groups will be gathering early, 7:45- 8am (TBD), to greet Shareholders and general commuters as they enter the vicinity.  Assemble at the Richmond Convention Center, 5th and Marshall Sts, as the shareholders meeting is about to end, then march to a local Park (TBD) for a Rally with Speakers from the front lines of the Dominion Resistance.  Find further information and details as they are settled on the Facebook event page

Schedule Change: Union Grove Church Event

UPDATED: With respect for the families of the children who died tragically last Thursday in Buckingham, and whose funeral is Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 1 pm, the Lunch and Gospel Sing In originally scheduled for Saturday 1-4 has been cancelled. There will now be a No Pipeline Strategy Session and Lunch on Monday April 10, 2017, 10:30 am – 1 pm at Union Grove Baptist Church.

Water Testing Opportunity

The Virginia Cooperative Extension will be offering their Household Water Quality Program in Nelson County in April. The service provides affordable water testing, help interpreting water test results, and information about addressing problems. Cost: $55 per sample kit, checks and cash accepted (make checks payable to Nelson County VCE).

The schedule is:

  • Pick up kit – April 13, 2017
    5:30-6:30 pm Rockfish Valley Community Center, Afton
    7:00-8:00 pm The Nelson Center, Lovingston
  • Drop off samples – April 19, 2017
    7:00-9:00 am at both Rockfish Valley Community Center and The Nelson Center
  • Results Meeting – May 24, 2017
    7:00 pm, The Nelson Center

Participating in the program is a good way to have a baseline on your water quality should you need it in the future.

See the brochure from Virginia Cooperative Extension for further information.