Prism Coffeehouse

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On Friday February 10, Prism Coffeehouse present banjo and appalachian performers Adam Hurt & Beth Williams Hartness. On Saturday, March 4th we invite you to join us for Progressive Bluegrass Tunecrafters & Songsters Jordan Tice & Horse County. Scottish Fiddle performer Alasdair Fraser joins cellist Natalie Haas on Saturday March 11All shows are at at C’ville Coffee on Harris Street in Charlottesville. Doors open at 6, all shows start 7 pm and are two sets. For more information on these concerts and our organization,

February 16th, 2017|Community Connection|

Oakland School

Oakland School is a day and boarding school for boys and girls ages 6-13 that specializes in helping students who have learning difficulties and have not been able to reach their full potential in a traditional classroom. Our specialty is reading and all students receive daily individualized one-to-one instruction. We provide many recreational opportunities including nature, sports, arts, horseback riding and more! We invite you to come learn more about Oakland School as well as our five week academic summer camp. Please RSVP to We hope you can make it!
February 16th, 2017|Community Connection|

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness


NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness is seeking artists who have experienced mental health difficulties and have used their art as part of their Recovery process to submit their art for our 10th annual Mental Health Recovery Art Show. Art submissions need to be received by Friday, February 24th. Art will be on display from April 14th- May 13th at the R.R. Smith Center for Art and History, in downtown Staunton, VA. Please contact us at for more information.


February 16th, 2017|Community Connection|

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center and The Miller School of Albemarle invite you to the annual Day Soiree on Saturday April 8th, 2017 at the Jefferson School City Center. We will be Celebrating Vinegar Hill: The Neighborhood Beneath the Pavement. From 10 to 4 we will have educational and interactive activities such as a Documentary, Exhibit and Walking Tours as well as Story Booths, a Fortune Teller, Trivia games with prizes and a Scavenger Hunt. Enjoy food, local vendors, and musical performances of all types. Please join us in remembering the lost neighborhood of Vinegar Hill.
February 16th, 2017|Community Connection|

The ’60s: Music That Rocked the World

The Jefferson Choral Society presents its mid-winter concerts on Feb. 25 at 7:30 pm and Feb. 26 at 4:00 pm, both at Timberlake United Methodist Church in Lynchburg, VA.  Travel back to a time when Motown music, the Beach Boys, Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Simon and Garfunkel and other feel-good groups ruled the airwaves.  For tickets, call 434-528-5700 or visit Aylors Farm and Garden, Givens Books,, or  Adult, child, and group rates are available.



February 9th, 2017|Community Connection|

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: 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|