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The Rocktown Camera Club is holding its first photo exhibit during August at the Smith House Galleries, 311 Main Street, in downtown Harrisonburg. Two Sunnyside residents – Linda Bradley and Mary Rouse – will each be showing three photos as part of the exhibit. The exhibit opens on Friday, August 3, with a reception for the public from 5-8 p.m. It will run through the month of August. The gallery is open M-F during business hours. Please plan to attend the opening reception, but if this isn’t possible, be sure to check the August Funside and sign up for Sunnyside’s trip to the exhibit on Monday, August 27, or feel free to visit on your own.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Arts Council of the Valley, and underwritten by King Photos. The Executive Director of the Arts Council of the Valley is Jenny Burden, daughter of new Sunnyside residents John and Ann Speer!

The Rocktown Camera Club was started six years ago by Sunnyside residents Linda Bradley and Bill Painter, as well as Lifelong Learning Institute instructor Gail Napora. The mission of the club is for individuals to encourage and support one another in their photography. Meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month except July, August, and December, and are open to camera enthusiasts at any skill level.&nbsp. There are no dues. Meetings are held at Trinity Presbyterian Church at the corner of High St and Port Republic Road. At least 6-8 Sunnyside residents car pool to meetings each month.

The club’s website is If you are interested in learning more about the club or attending the next meeting (on Monday, September 24), contact Linda Bradley at or Bill Painter at We’d love to have you join us!

--Linda Bradley

Thank you to all the Sunnyside residents who braved the rain to attend the Opening! Your interest and support are greatly appreciated! --Mary Rouse