Fridays in the Valley Founders
(Vicki and Sue)

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”  Victor Hugo

Valley Community Presbyterian Church has long enjoyed a rich musical heritage. Building on this tradition, Fridays in the Valley was created for local musicians to showcase their talents while providing a benefit for local charities.

Fridays in the Valley is an eclectic mix of quality musicians performing in an intimate setting, making fine music accessible to our community.

Funding for the Fridays in the Valley concert series is made possible by a gift from Greg and Mary Rom.

Partial list of previous musical performances at Fridays in the Valley Chamber Music Series include:

Hootenanny/Chamber Pot Luck-Sue/Vicki

Dolce Wind Quintet


Pavia Wind Quintet

Prairie Fire Lady Choir

Good News Big Band

Twin Cities Horn Club

Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble

Victory Park Brass

Stone Arch Collective

Incidental Trio

Northern Lights String Quartet






Liberty 21st Century Middle School Academy in North Minneapolis provides a supportive community that encourages scholars to embrace an academically challenging lifestyle through nurturing relationships, strategic partnerships and creative entrepreneurship. We provide a comprehensive academic environment that prepares scholars for success in culturally competent colleges, expansive relevant careers and high impact global leadership. Our academy continues into the summer months, providing opportunities and summer employment for scholars rising to the 9th grade.

Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. The basic premise is simple: Potters, educators and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. The money raised is donated to an organization working to end hunger and food insecurity. Proceeds support PRISM and NEAR food shelves serving the Robbinsdale Area Schools community. 

MN FoodShare envisions a Minnesota where all residents have access to healthy food and no one struggles with food insecurity. The March Campaign addresses these issues directly and they invite you to join their efforts and advocate for long-term solutions to food insecurity and poverty in the communities.

The 30-Days Foundation serves as a bridge between a tenant and a landlord who are dealing with back rent due of a few hundred dollars. The tenant only want to pay their bills like anybody else. Since inception in 2012, the Keep The Key program has kept nearly 700 families from being evicted by providing assistance at the right time.

Crisis Nursery seeks to end child abuse and neglect, while creating strong and healthy families. They believe the security and well-being of children come first. They believe seeking support is a sign of strength. They promote a culture that values the dignity of all. They believe, together with families, their community has a responsibility for children. They create a welcoming environment in which each person feels engaged, empowered, and respected. They believe by working with strategic partners, they combine their strengths to achieve greater goals.

Home Free helps children at risk of growing up in institutions, and those already living in institutions, to grow up in loving families by keeping them together. Home Free helps struggling families to care for their children so they will never have to turn to an orphanage for help. They reunite families and rescue children from orphanages, and help them return home to parents or extended families. Home Free also works to find loving foster families when children can’t be cared for by their birth families.

PRISM Back to School provides new back packs and other required supplies so children whose families participate in PRISM's services have the necessary tools to start the school year off on even ground with their peers.