Monday July 15th, 7 pm: Sustainable Earthen Building Methods.

April Magill will be presenting on her work as an Architect, Natural Builder, and Community-Building leader, working to advance sustainable, high-performing natural methods of construction.  Methods such as Rammed Earth, Hempcrete, Cob, natural plasters & paints and more are regenerative systems, often sequestering carbon, environmentally friendly, and healthy for the laborers and the inhabitants.  April[…]

Independence Farmers’ Market July 2019

Wellness Day July 12 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Town Park Wellness Day features many local healthcare providers and offers free health screenings and activities for the community and vendors. Community partners include VDH, Twin County Hospital, In Total Health, Virginia Tech Family Nutrition, and more. Wellness Day began in 2015 in partnership with the Virginia Department[…]

August 2nd Grow Food – First Friday Film Series. Church of Good Shepherd.

Documentary filmmakers seek to charge a global movement with one big idea: growing food can fix a majority of the world’s problems. GROW FOOD, a powerful story about local heroes bringing abundance to their communities will inspire and activate the multitude to join in and be the change we wish to see in the world. It[…]

September 6th What is Democracy? First Friday Film Series. Church of the Good Shepherd.

Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, What Is Democracy? reflects on a word we too often take for granted. Director Astra Taylor’s idiosyncratic, philosophical journey spans millennia and continents: from ancient Athens’ groundbreaking experiment in self-government to capitalism’s roots in medieval Italy; from modern-day Greece grappling with the financial collapse and[…]

COOL JAZZ & ICED TEA A GARDEN PARTY WITH A TWIST SATURDAY, AUGUST 3rd at 2:00PM

We’ve got a “twist” on the average garden party waiting for you at Dream Rock Silo & Suites in Independence!  On Saturday, August 3rd, you are invited to an informal, country-chic garden party with the Arts Council of the Twin Counties.  Featuring the cool jazz of the Crooked Road Jazz Trio and delicious appetizers and[…]