Upcoming Events

Happy Hour, Monday, January 29, 5:30 – 7:30 pm 

Beat the Monday Blues! Sure; you can come out on a school night. Explore our new community with Village Hearth. See you there!

Carolina Ale House
3911 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, 27707


Penny’s Bend Hike, Saturday, February 3, 2 p.m.

Walk Away The Winter Blues!! Winter is here and that means nice, brisk hiking weather, so why not spend a little time walking away the winter blues in a beautiful nature preserve just a quick drive from the Village Hearth land?  You are invited to join VHC members Helen and Kelly for a short hike at Penny’s Bend Nature Preserve.

Where: Meet in the Penny’s Bend Nature Preserve parking lot, located at 3700  Snow Hill Road at the corner of Old Oxford Road in Durham County.

What to bring: Wear comfortable, layered walking clothes and sturdy walking shoes or boots. We’ll provide snacks for an after-hike reward.

Details: Penny’s Bend Nature Preserve is a natural area on an 84-acre peninsula, bounded on three sides by the Eno River. The trails are quite flat with only minimal climbing, making for easy hikes of one – two miles.

If you have any questions or need help with directions, contact Helen at 1hlchis@gmail.com or 860 248 9067.

More information about Penny’s Bend can be found at:




Meet & Greet, Saturday, February 10, 2:00 p.m.
See who your future neighbors might be! Meet members to discuss cohousing in

general as well as the specifics of Village Hearth Cohousing. View our three floor plans and the color renderings of our new homes. Following a quick bite/beverage, we’ll head down the road to tour our land. Dress for exploring undeveloped land. 

RSVPs appreciated but not required.

Ricky’s NY Pizza, 5279 N Roxboro Rd, Durham 27712

(Alternate times available by appointment. Email VillageHearthCohousing@gmail.com.)


Community-enhancing Communication, Sunday, Feb. 25, 9:30am – 4:30 pm

Members & Explorers*: This one day workshop offers support for building deeper trusting relationships and providing a foundation that can be helpful in seeing conflicts as opportunities for creative collaboration. The principles and skills covered can help with balancing individual and group needs and helping to see the abundance of possibilities and choices. In addition, and perhaps most importantly, these skills can help you relate compassionately to yourself, which in turn can give you more energy to be more present, understanding, and caring towards others. The presenters Neal Caidin and Eileen McAvoy bring over 25 years of combined experience working with these principles from the work of Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D., founder of the Center for Nonviolent Communication. RSVP here.

*Explorers may take up to three months to immerse themselves in our community prior to making a membership commitment. Email or call Margaret at 561-714-8009 for more information on becoming an Explorer.


***IF OUR SATURDAY MEET & GREETS DON’T WORK FOR YOU,                 PLEASE CONTACT US AT VillageHearthCohousing@gmail.com                             TO SET UP A PERSONAL MEETING.***


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