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The Bird’s Eye View: New Bird Scooters in Town!

Seemingly overnight, Bird scooters have flocked to Harrisonburg. If you've been around town this past weekend, you've seen them. I'm sure you have as many questions as we do! How do these contraptions work? How do they get charged? How much are they? Well - we here at Harrisonblog have wondered the same thing and we've done some sleuthing to find out the answers to these questions! Read on to learn more about the newest addition to Harrisonburg - the Bird Electric Scooter!

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Wilson Downtown Gallery: Defy the Machine

We are excited to welcome photograpers Joe Fitzgerald and AJ Morey to the WDG for the months of August and September! More about their exhibit "Defy the Machine": “Machine” is a complex and versatile term, referring to a calculated assemblage of parts that together transmit force, motion and energy (transportation, factories, technology). Machine is a metaphor describing the way persons or systems work (methodical, relentless, efficient, tireless).  Machines are part of our identity as a civilization, but it is an identity we struggle with and sometimes resist.  These photographs capture how we defy, embrace or even create the machine

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Wilson Downtown Gallery: INTERstate

We are delighted to welcome Mallory Burrell, Chris Cohen, and Danielle Heckman to the Wilson Downtown Gallery for February and March! These first and second year MFA candidates from the School of Art, Design, and Art History have combined various mediums and themes to create INTERstate. Please join us for the First Fridays artist reception Friday March 2nd from 5-8pm.

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JMU’s Lifelong Learning Institute Celebrates 20 Years

Have you always enjoyed learning new things, taking special field trips, reading up on new topics, meeting new friends, and creating things with your own two hands? James Madison University's Outreach & Engagement department has been providing all of the above to local adults for the past 20 years. If you fall into this category, you may want to check out JMU's Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI)!

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14 Best Places in Harrisonburg to Host a Child’s Birthday Party

Kids of all ages enjoy living in the Harrisonburg area. Who wouldn't? There are so many exciting happenings in this blissful Valley we call home, with new fun events and places popping up every year geared just toward the younger generation. And, you know, every kid has a birthday. Here is a list of our favorite places in Harrisonburg to host a super fun child's birthday party!

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The Business of Food Conference

If you are currently in the food business or ever in the future plan to be, you have to know (really, it's a must!) about The Business of Food Conference that's scheduled for the end of June, brought to you by the Central Virginia and Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Centers. Here's the scoop...

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