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Jefferson School City Center Hosts First Fridays Event

On the First Friday of each month, the Jefferson School City Center celebrates two resident organizations to shed light on their impact in our community. The featured nonprofits for Friday, July 7th at YMCA Child Care and The Women’s Initiative. First Fridays at the Jefferson School City Center aims to bring people together around food and mission-driven nonprofits. For more information you can visit www.JeffersonSchoolCityCenter.org.



June 26th, 2017|Community Connection|

Central Virginia Blues Society Hosts Blues Festival

The Central Virginia Blues Society is holding their 2nd Annual Festival on Saturday, July 15, from 3 to 10 pm at the Rockfish Valley Community Center in Afton. This year’s festival features all local vendors, food and beverages, along with performances by the Lower Case Blues Band, Revelator Hill, Hard Swimmin’ Fish, and two semi-finalists from the 2017 International Blues Challenge: the Bush League, and Parker & Gray. To find out more information, you can visit the CVBS website at www.centralvablues.org


June 26th, 2017|Community Connection|

The Fralin Museum of Art Looking for Community Docents

The Fralin Museum of Art is currently accepting applications for the Community Docent Program. Community Docents are community members that volunteer their time and talents to give tours of The Fralin Museum of Art to area students and visitors. Docents encourage observation, cultivate curiosity, and responsively facilitate conversations about works of art. Applicants can apply on the museum’s website and if selected, will learn how to be a docent during an 11-week training course this fall. Competitive applicants are eager to learn, curious about art and art history, and are comfortable teaching groups of students. You can learn more online www.uvafralinartmuseum.virginia.edu.


June 26th, 2017|Community Connection|

Derby Dames Present Belmont Bruisers vs. Carolina Rollergirls

On August 12th , the Charlottesville Derby Dames present a roller derby double header between Charlottesville’s own Belmont Bruisers and All Stars as they take on the Carolina Rollergirls at Augusta Expoland. The bouts will be at 4:30 and 7:00pm. As always, this is a family friendly event. You can get your tickets in advance at Brown Paper Tickets or from your favorite Dame. Proceeds from the event benefit Freeze Bullying. More info on the event can be found here.


June 19th, 2017|Community Connection|

Blue Ridge Irish Music School Holds Summer Day Camp

The Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS) is dedicated to creating and fostering community through Irish music, song and dance. They are hosting a summer day camp for students ages 5-14 during the week of August 7-11. Students of all skill levels, including beginners, will learn Irish music, song, dance and more. Please visit www.brimstunes.org for more information.

June 19th, 2017|Community Connection|

Music Camp for All Ages at The Front Porch

The Front Porch, a roots music school located in downtown Charlottesville, is hosting summer camps available for folks of all ages, including adults. Beginning in July, they have a range of options: for kids 7 and up, Mindful Musicians combines, art, music, yoga, and the outdoor for a creative experience. Then Devon Sproule and Matt Curreri are teaming up to offer songwriting and music recording camps for middle and high school students. There are also string band camps for old time music and bluegrass that are open to all ages and abilities. Front Porch encourages families to sign up together. You can learn more on their website, www.frontporchcville.org.

June 19th, 2017|Community Connection|

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hosts “Sunsets with Sentara”

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital invites you to join them for a night of live music and food at “Sunsets with Sentara” on Wednesday, July 26 at 5:30 p.m. You can relax on the lawn at Sentara Martha Jefferson with your family while you enjoy the sunset set to live music provided by Mama Tried. Refreshments will be available for purchase from Blue Ridge Pizza Co., Cote Rotie, Chick-Fil-A and Kona Ice, Devils Backbone Brewing Company as well as local wineries. To find out more click here.

June 19th, 2017|Community Connection|

The Haven Holds Bengali Cooking Classes

The Haven Day Shelter for the Homeless in Charlottesville invites you to join Mahabuba’s Bengali Cooking Class fundraiser at The Haven, held every third Saturday from noon until 2:00pm. Mahabuba will demonstrate how to prepare several authentic Bengali dishes from scratch, and participants will share what they prepared together in The Haven dining room, every third Saturday. Participation is limited to 12 and all proceeds will go to The Haven Day Shelter and Housing Resource Center for people facing homelessness in our community. You can learn more and register for The Haven’s Bengali cooking class with Mahabuba by at www.thehaven.org


June 19th, 2017|Community Connection|

Hear Together: Love Forward Foundation

Having a parent that’s absent can be difficult, but when the absence is due to a jail sentence the stigma can add to the stress on a child. That’s according to the founder of The Love Forward Foundation, a non-profit that helps children find an outlet for those emotions.

For this Hear Together profile, we listen to why one mom started a program that sends children care packages with enough material to write at least once a month to their incarcerated mother or father to help encourage communication and deal with the trauma and stress of incarceration. To find out more about Love Forward Foundation and how you can help, click here.




June 19th, 2017|Hear Together|

Hear Together: RideShare

Between traffic congestion and gas prices, a solo drive to work can be a headache. RideShare works to link up commuters looking to carpool and save on the cost of gas. For this Hear Together profile we took a closer look at the break down of saving by linking up and sharing a ride, and how RideShare uses an emergency “Guaranteed Ride Home” in an emergency to counter one of the common concerns about carpooling. For how to use RideShare, click here.



June 18th, 2017|Hear Together|