A Message from our Executive Director
 
September is a busy time at the FairField Center, as we join with the community in planning and executing the Harrisonburg International Festival. We hope you will be part of this exciting and enriching event on September 29, which will for the first time be located in downtown Harrisonburg. Come celebrate with us!  
 
-- Timothy J. Ruebke (Tim), Executive Director - FairField Center
 
´╗┐´╗┐Creating Community
 
We are excited to see you at the International Festival! 
 
 
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE FESTIVAL
The Harrisonburg International Festival will kick off at noon in Downtown Harrisonburg on Saturday, September 29th, 2018. A full lineup of international food, entertainment, and artisan vendors are on tap for the event, as well as Global Village displays, children’s activities, and business networking opportunities. You'll find complete details at these links:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FESTIVAL HISTORY AND ORGANIZATION 
Now in its 21st year, the Harrisonburg International Festival started as a grassroots effort to showcase and unite the city’s various international populations, celebrate the cultural and linguistic richness they bring to the region, and provide greater understanding within the overall community. Considered one of Harrisonburg’s most recognizable and well-loved community events, the festival attracted more than 9,000 attendees in 2017 and was voted “Best Festival/Event” in the Daily News-Record's Best of the Valley 2018 readers’ poll, and took 3rd place in the Best Food Festival category in Virginia Living Magazine's Best of Virginia, Shenandoah Valley Region 2018.
 
We are grateful to the many wonderful sponsors that make this event possible! 
                                                                                     
 
Cultivating Change
 
Trainings Coming Up in October
 
 
View all of our upcoming trainings HERE.  
 
Supporting the Changemakers
 
September 2018
ABOUT
TURNING POINTS
 
Think of those critical turning points in your life where a beneficial change occurred. How were you able to make the shift? Access to a community of caring and skilled changemakers can help more people successfully turn the corner on difficult situations.
 
FairField Turning Points is a newsletter about how the FairField Center does just that by:  
 
Creating Community. 
Cultivating Change.
Supporting the Changemakers. 
 
Table of Contents
 
Who is FairField?
This staff member is instrumental in planning, coordinating, and ensuring representation of Spanish-speaking individuals at various Harrisonburg events including the International Women’s Day March and the Harrisonburg International Festival. Who is she?
 
Find out HERE.
 
 
 

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