October is National Book Month so we're having a book drive to restock our Little Free Library shelves AND benefit Massanutten Regional Library!
Participation is easy...
📚 Bring a book! 🍺 Buy a beer! (Or kombucha.) 💰 MRL gets a buck!*
Plus, any book donation enters you in a raffle for some Pale Fire swag! Book drive goes all month long and any entry during regular business hours will count towards our final donation to MRL. That’s plenty of time to clear off your shelves and stop in at least once.
📚📚📚 Massanutten Regional Library is an engaged community partner providing programs and services that bring people together, foster creativity, and encourage lifelong learning.
Founded in 1928 Massanutten Regional Library is a seven branch system that serves over 155,000 residents in Harrisonburg, Page County, and Rockingham County. As a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization MRL is funded in partnership with these localities and through the generosity of patrons.
Visit any of their branches in Bridgewater, Broadway, Elkton, Grottoes, Harrisonburg, Luray, and Shenandoah.
*Donation is limited to one per customer per visit, but you can visit us multiple times during the month!... See MoreSee Less
Are you the kind of person that starts celebrating Halloween as soon as Labor Day is over? OF COURSE YOU ARE. Get excited fellow ghoul, because we’re brewing up a trivia night that won’t disappoint. Show up, if you dare, to our Geeks Who Drink Halloween quiz "Something Wicked." We’re covering all things spooky - horror films, swamp monsters, creepy traditions, that one song about that thing that eats kids, razor blades in candy, MURDER. Grab your clown wig and get your butt to the quiz.... See MoreSee Less
Live at Pale Fire and streamed on WMRA's Facebook page.
WMRA’s November 2021 Books & Brews features Joel Salatin discussing his book, Polyface Micro: Success With Livestock on a Homestead Scale. Joel weighs in on food self-reliance, food security, connections to local farmers, and a lifetime of lessons learned at Polyface Farms. With his latest book, he takes all the principles developed at Polyface over decades, at scale, and miniaturizes them even down to a Manhattan apartment.
WMRA's Books & Brews is made possible thanks to our series sponsor, Gaines Group Architects. The Gaines Group has offices in Charlottesville and Harrisonburg.
<<< Live music from Spencer Wenger at Pale Fire Brewing Co. Friday, November 12th 7-10PM FREE all ages >>>
Spencer Wenger (of The Hackens Boys) is a country / folk-rock singer songwriter from Harrisonburg, VA with a set consisting of all your favorite country and southern rock covers as well as original music.
<<< Matthew O'Donnell - the Blue Ridge Bard! - at Pale Fire Brewing Co. Friday, November 19th 7-10PM FREE all ages >>>
Matthew O'Donnell is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and performer of traditional Celtic music based in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, sharing songs and tunes for all people and all places.
An experienced practitioner of the classic pub singer’s trade, Matthew brings a modern energy to traditional drinking songs, sea shanties, Irish jigs & reels, timeless folk favorites and original songs. A typical live show sees Matthew switching between the accordion, bouzouki, guitar, banjo, fiddle, bodhran and tin whistle as he roars out singable choruses to the rhythm of kick drum and tambourine (played with his feet).
Matthew’s familiarity with a wide range of musical styles allows him to mix flavors of rock, pop, country and jazz music as side dishes to the main course of traditional folk music. Matthew’s expansive repertoire of 1,000+ songs & instrumental tunes, and penchant for variety, ensures that no two shows are ever quite alike. Matthew treats every performance, be it for 10 or 10,000, as a warm gathering of close friends, full of humor, storytelling, interaction, cameraderie, optimism and tenderness, and Matthew invites all who might hear to rediscover the joys of social music and communal singing.... See MoreSee Less
<<< Celebrate Drinksgiving with Cousin Jimmy's Stringband at Pale Fire Brewing Co. Wednesday, November 24th 6-9PM FREE all ages >>>
Cousin Jimmy's Stringband is a 4-member group that brings the best in authentic Bluegrass, Cajun, Irish, western, Americana, oldtime, oldies, wwing, etc. All members hailing from Harrisonburg, Va! We root our music in the deep Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains giving off that rustic feel everyone loves!
Handmade Harrisonburg – a market for artists, creatives, and makers – returns for another holiday season! Vendors set up in the brewery for a unique shopping experience. This year, choose to support these makers from your own community!
· · Amberlee Joy Art · · watercolor paintings & hand lettering amberleejoyphoto.wixsite.com/amberleejoyart/hand-lettering-art
· · Chelsea Rowe Design · · contemporary sterling silver and gold jewelry chelsearowedesign.com
· · eirotropot · · hand printed goods eirotropot.bigcartel.com
· · Golden Ratio Clay Works · · handmade wheelthrown functional ceramics including drinkware, dinnerware, and serveware, plus some special ornaments goldenratioclayworks.com
· · Inkberry Ridge Studio · · metalwork jewelry inkberryridge.com