9:00 AM09:00

Blacks Run Clean Up

The 22nd Annual Blacks Run and Downtown Clean Up Day will be taking place on Saturday, April 13, 2019!

Kick off location: Ice House Roundabout (In front of Pale Fire)
Parking is available at Farmers Market, the W Water St Parking Garage, and at the Ice House Parking Lot.

Sign In: 9:00am – 9:30am
Sign in with your team, get a map of your location, and pick up supplies. If you didn't pre-register, you can sign up at this time.

Kick Off: 9:30am

Clean Up: 9:30am – 11:30am

Green Scene: 9:00am -noon
Back again this year is the Green Scene – come check out interactive displays from various local environmental and sustainability organizations, including Bring Your Own!!

Food: 11:30am-noon
Pizza will be served to all volunteers at the Ice House Roundabout!

Post pictures of the event with #BRCD2019 to win fun prizes.

Visit www.cleanstream.org to find out more information.

Pre-registration is now open! Visit cleanstream.org or click on the “tickets” button.

A Virginia Green Travel Alliance Certified Green Event.

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to Apr 24

JMU Farmer's Market

  • James Madison University (map)
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Join us every Wednesday from March 20 through April 24 on campus at James Madison University! We will have a table set up at the Farmer’s Market on the Madison Union patio to promote zero waste living on campus!

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4:00 PM16:00

Handmade Holidays Downtown - Wrapping Paper Workshop

Join us for a zero waste wrapping paper workshop, just in time for the holidays! We will be using repurposed brown Kraft paper, food scraps to make stamps, and eco-friendly paint to create one-of-a-kind wrapping paper.

This event is free and open to the public. Donation recommended. All donations will go toward Our Community Place to support them during the holiday season.

No pre-registration required. Show up anytime between 4:00 and 6:00 pm to participate.

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5:00 PM17:00

First Friday - December

Join us during the last First Friday of the year to support Appalachian Voices, a volunteer effort in Virginia to respond to climate change. Prints by local artist Kathy Ryder Lee will be available for purchase. 100% of sales will benefit Appalachian Voices.

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6:30 PM18:30

Zero Waste Pop-Up at JMU X-Labs

  • James Madison University, Lakeview Hall Rm 1150 (map)
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Join us at James Madison University’s X-Labs to learn more about zero waste. Participants will have the opportunity to use the laser engraver to engrave their own compostable bamboo toothbrush!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/jmu-x-labs-14972508003

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7:00 PM19:00

Albatross Film Screening at Pale Fire

Join us at Pale Fire Brewing for an exclusive Film Screening of the documentary, Albatross.

This event is FREE and open to the public (not recommended for children under the age of 12). A suggested donation of $5 to go toward Soil Cycles is encouraged.

From their website:

“The journey of ALBATROSS began in 2008 as a collaboration with my friend, activist/photographer Manuel Maqueda. Studying the newly-emerging issue of ocean plastic pollution, we learned of a stunning environmental tragedy taking place on a tiny atoll in the center of the vast North Pacific Ocean. We immediately began planning an expedition there, and on our first trip to Midway Island in September of 2009, we and our team photographed and filmed thousands of young albatrosses that lay dead on the ground, their stomachs filled with plastic. The experience was devastating, not only for what it meant for the suffering of the birds, but also for what it reflected back to us about the destructive power of our culture of mass consumption, and humanity's damaged relationship with the living world.”

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to Oct 13

Barn Sale at Spring Creek Roller Mills

  • 6934 Beaver Creek Road Bridgewater, Va, 22812 USA (map)
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Join us for the 7th Annual Barn Sale!

With over 30 artists + makers, local eats, + a beautiful setting in the heart of Spring Creek, this is the perfect place to bring friends and family for a special Autumn weekend in the Valley. Join us to eat, shop, + linger!

-No admission fees
-Cash recommended, although many vendors accept cards/checks
-Family-friendly ♥
-Parking is on grass 
-Handicap accessible portable restrooms on-site
-Suggested dress: layers, comfortable walking shoes, bring an umbrella just in case!

Questions!? Please email barnsaleinfo@gmail.com!

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12:00 PM12:00

Harrisonburg-Rockingham Sustainable Energy Fair

  • 1401 Technology Drive, Ste 120 Harrisonburg, Va 22807 (map)
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Join us in collaboration with James Madison University’s Center for Wind Energy at the First Annual Harrisonburg-Rockingham Sustainable Energy Fair. This FREE event will empower homeowners through a showcase of sustainability efforts that include but are not limited to hearing from: renewable energy installers, green building developers, and local sustainability champions.

Participants will have the opportunity to network with exhibitors, attend informative presentations and participate in a local Solar Home Tour. Specifically, community members have the chance to see real-life examples of how their neighbors are harnessing free energy from the sun to generate electricity, warm and cool their homes, heat water and slash monthly utility bills. 

Be sure to stop by our table and say hi!

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to Jul 15

Redwing Roots Music Festival

  • 94 Natural Chimneys Lane Mount Solon, VA, 22843 United States (map)
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Come out and see us at this years Redwing Roots Music Festival! We will have a booth there all 3 days and would love to see you!

Bring Your Own in downtown Harrisonburg will still be open that Friday and Saturday.

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5:00 PM17:00

First Fridays - May

Join us during the First Friday in May to welcome our artist of the month, Denise Allen.

Denise will have unique mixed media pieces on paper. She has created gift cards out of discarded library book card pockets. These will make great Mother's Day gifts!

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11:00 AM11:00

Earth Day

Come hang out and enjoy light snacks and refreshments while taking advantage of special Earth Day sales and giveaways! You will have the opportunity to learn about Harrisonburg City's new recycling center, how to incorporate native plants into your garden or landscaping, how to start composting, and more!!

12:00-5:00 Light snacks/refreshments will be provided by Friendly City Food Co-op. Please plan to BYO cup/bottle for beverages.

1:00-3:00 The City of Harrisonburg will have staff on-site to answer questions about ongoing environmental initiatives and share specific information about: the residential stormwater utility fee credit application process, rain barrels, Red Osier Dogwood whips, and the new recycling center.

1:00-6:00 Native plants will be available for purchase from the Natural Garden.

3:00-4:00 Don't miss "Ecological Gardening: Niche Work If You Can Get It" with Wick from the Natural Garden.

4:00-5:00 Composting Workshop with Eric from Black Bear Composting. Learn how to compost in your backyard and/or with Black Bear!

***Please note - Talks/workshops will be held outside the store as "standing workshops." Please bring your own chair if you would like to have one!***

Email allie@bringyourownllc.com with any questions!

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5:00 PM17:00

First Fridays - April

Join us during First Fridays Downtown to see the opening of Small Motion, an art show by Darcy Williams. The pieces featured will include weavings, acrylic paintings, and some lithography prints. The weavings are made of a variety of yarns and string. Both of the paintings and the prints focus on mark making and linear motion. 

Darcy is an art student at James Madison University.

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5:00 PM17:00

First Fridays - March

Join us in collaboration with Harrisonburg's Arts Council of the Valley to welcome local artist, Jessie Sprouse for the opening of her art show, "Growing Matter" (2D pen and ink). Jessie will have her artwork on display and available for purchase through the end of the month.

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