Community Connection: North Branch School

North Branch School will welcome folk legend Bill Staines in concert on Friday, February 3, at 7PM. Bill’s songs and stories evoke places and times of today and yesteryear. Those interested may bring a dish and enjoy a potluck meal with Bill at 6PM.


The teachers and staff of North Branch invite you to tour the school, visit classrooms, meet teachers and parents, and learn more about our activities-based approach to learning for preschool through eighth grade. You are welcome to visit anytime or during our Open House on Tuesday, February 28, 9:30 to 11:30 AM and 5:30 to 7:30 PM.








January 13th, 2017|Community Connection|

Community Connection: Prism Coffee House

On January 20th Prism Coffee House will be hosting New Acoustic Music from Colorado Taarka.  Doors open at 6, all shows start 7 pm and are two sets.


January 13th, 2017|Community Connection|

Community Connection: Academy Center of the Arts

The Academy Center of the Arts is teaming up with the Office of Economic Development and the Small Business Development Center to host a two-day conference January 28th and 29th for Lynchburg’s community of artists and creatives. The Create Lynchburg conference has the goal of supporting arts & entrepreneurship, equipping artists and organizations with the tools, resources and connections to be successful in business and have a positive economic development impact in the greater Lynchburg community. The two-day event will kick off on Friday, January 28th at the Academy with a CO.STARTERS “Get Started Workshop” and on Saturday, January 29th, a full day of workshops will take place at the Academy. The speakers and panelist for the conference will include artists, legal experts, entrepreneurs, and other arts professionals. Among these panelist will be the Senior Director of State and Local Government Affairs at Americans for the Arts, Jay Dick and the star of HBO’s series “Looking,” actor Frankie Alvarez.


December 13th, 2016|Community Connection|

Community Connection: Center for Non-Profit Excellence Celebrating Anniversary

The Center for Non-Profit Excellence is celebrating their ten year anniversary. Their mission is to strengthen non-profits to realize the potential of the community. This year they are celebrating their 10th anniversary by sparking new ideas, new leaders, and new collaborations. The goal is to give back to a community by spotlighting unusual voices and uncommon action. CNE provides education, consulting and resources to create strong leaders, effective managers and healthy collaborators. They work to ensure non-profits have the tools they need to succeed and maximize their impact. They also invest time, expertise and resources to promote collaboration. You can learn about CNE on their website,

November 9th, 2016|Community Connection, Miscellaneous|

Community Connection: The Women’s Initiative Holds Writing Contest

The Women’s Initiative is a Charlottesville nonprofit that provides mental health services to women regardless of their ability to pay. The Women’s Initiative invites you to submit your short essay or poem to the 2016 Challenge into Change Writing Contest this fall. Challenge into Change is a forum for real-life stories about women who have transformed challenging life circumstances into an opportunity for growth. Winners will receive cash prizes, and all entrants will be honored at the 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book. Entries to the Challenge into Change Writing Contest are due December 15, 2016. To learn more about the contest and The Women’s Initiative’s mental health counseling services, our website is

August 30th, 2016|Community Connection|

Fluvanna SPCA Needs Volunteers

The Fluvanna SPCA is a no-kill shelter. For over 25 years, they have been rescuing homeless pets. They are now looking for volunteers that are interested in getting more exercise by being weekday dog walkers. They also need people to socialize cats, and volunteers willing to drive the shelter animals for their veterinarian appointments. They have many more opportunities to help out the rescued animals. For more information about the shelter, upcoming events, and how to volunteer or foster an animal,

August 11th, 2016|Community Connection|

Lynch’s Landing: Promoting a Vibrant & Engaging Downtown

Lynch’s Landing hosts  where you can learn all about what is happening in downtown Lynchburg. You can check out upcoming events, read about downtown businesses, find out about new downtown living options, sign up for our downtown newsletter, and more. A way to explore downtown Lynchburg before your visit.

July 19th, 2016|Community Connection, Miscellaneous|

The Haven, working to end homelessness in Charlottesville

The Haven is a safe and welcoming day shelter and housing resource center for the homeless and very poor of Central Virginia. Serving over 65 people daily, The Haven provides respite for the weary and transformation for the ready 365 days a year. The Haven is working to end homelessness in Charlottesville. Thanks to dedicated service providers across the city, over the last 6 years, The Haven is proud to report that homelessness has declined by 30%. You can help The Haven continue the trend by donating supplies or volunteering in our day shelter. You can also check out The Haven’s website for details on upcoming events at

June 6th, 2016|Community Connection|

Beverley Street Studio School

Beverley Street Studio School provides the community with the opportunity to explore the world of the visual arts through practice, professional instruction, and contact with practicing artists. They offer a variety of painting and drawing classes and workshops. To find out more information about classes and workshops, or to sign up for classes, visit their website:

May 18th, 2016|Community Connection|

Visit Agecroft Hall, a unique historic Tudor house and gardens in Richmond, VA

We invite you to step back in time and tour a real Tudor house, without ever leaving Virginia. Agecroft Hall was originally built around 1500 in England, and then dismantled, shipped across the ocean and rebuilt in Richmond in 1925. Today, the house offers a glimpse into the daily life in a 17th century English manor home. Agecroft is open for tours 6 days a week. Afterwards, you can stroll through the Charles Gillette-designed gardens on your own. Click here for information about our events, programs, living history demonstrations, and hands-on family activities.

February 13th, 2016|Community Connection|