Getting together on a regular basis is at the heart of building a strong community. We host a variety of gatherings. Our regular events are below.

Conversation & Cuisine

Once a month, SVE members (and their friends) are invited to meet for dinner at a local restaurant in the Shenandoah Valley, to share a meal together and enjoy each other’s company.  Each person pays for their own meal at the restaurant.

First Friday Potluck

Every month (usually the first Friday) we host a potluck in a community member’s home (the location rotates each month).  Everyone who attends is asked to bring a dish of food to share.   We are always happy to have more volunteers host the potluck. Please email us if you are willing to host.

Annual Shenandoah Valley Equality “Town Hall” Forum

Every year, we host a forum so members of our community can learn about state and national issues affecting the LGBTQ community, including legislation that is likely to be introduced to the Virginia General Assembly, and how we can best advocate for equality.

For details about all events, join SVE (Level II membership is no cost) at  You must be at least 18 years old to join.