A Flea in Her Ear, UVA Dept. of Drama – 17 to 19 and 23 to 26 Apr.

April 17 2014, 12:30pm
Categories: Community Connection

UVa Drama crazy for youThe U.Va Department of Drama proudly presents A Flea in Her Ear, directed by Colleen Kelly.  Playing at the Ruth Caplin Theatre, April 17-19 and April 23-26 at 8pm.  A Flea in Her Ear is the hilarious French farce about a suspicious wife and the repercussions of her plan to prove her husband’s infidelity.  Tickets for A Flea in Her Ear are available now at our website.


DR100, 50 and 100 Bike Ride – 3 May

April 17 2014, 12:24pm
Categories: Community Connection

DR100The DR100 is an annual 50K and 100K bicycle ride throughout Rockingham county held in honor of Dr. Joseph Mirenda and other victims of dangerous cycling road conditions.  All proceeds go towards making the streets safer for cyclists and pedestrians in Harrisonburg and Rockingham county.  You’re invited to join us for this year’s event on May 3rd, and bring your family for our new free four and a half mile family fun ride.  For more information and to register visit our website.


Little Red Riding Hood and the Wily Wolf – 17 May

April 17 2014, 12:17pm
Categories: Community Connection

albemarle-balletThe Albemarle Ballet Theatre and Studio for The Performing Arts presents “Little Red Riding Hood & the Wily Wolf ”  for our 10th Anniversary Spring Dance Gala.  This event will be held at PVCC’s Main Stage on Saturday, May 17th at 6:30pm.  This family show will include Little Red’s forest friends as Red and company make their journey through the magic forest to grandma’s house.  Albemarle Ballet Theatre dancers, professional actors and dancers perform Nicky Hart Coelho’s and Veronica Hart’s witty interpretation of this favorite fairy tale. ABT celebrates their 10th anniversary by giving back to the community.  10 lucky dancers will win free classes this summer at ABT.  For more information and tickets, visit our website.


Haven Acoustic Showcase

April 17 2014, 12:11pm
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The HavenThe Haven is proud to announce our Second Annual Haven Acoustic Showcase. This year’s event will be held at the Haven on Thursday, May 8th from seven to eleven pm.  You can enjoy performances from Chamomile & Whiskey, plus Kathryn Caine and The Small Band and The Get Rights. The Haven’s second annual concert to benefit the day shelter.  The Haven works to end homelessness by initiating creative solutions and coordinating regional resources and services.  The Second Annual Haven Acoustic Showcase is supported by Potter’s Cider, Champion Brewing company, Starr Hill and New City Arts.  For more information and including tickets, visit our website.


Kids’ Trail Race for Oakland School’s Scholarships – 4 May

April 17 2014, 12:04pm
Categories: Community Connection

oakland-logoYou are invited to our 3rd annual Kids’ Trail Race happening on Sunday, May 4th at 2 pm.  This is an opportunity for the whole family to enjoy an afternoon of exercise and fun.  There will be a 500 meter fun run for ages 4 to 8, a one mile trail race for ages 9 to 12 and a two mile trail race for ages 13 to 16.  Registration includes a race t-shirt and the opportunity to win a variety of prizes.  Proceeds from the race will support Oakland School’s scholarship program. For more information, visit our website.  You can enjoy this fun event and make some new friends at Oakland School Kids’ Trail Race.


Rivanna River Makeover

April 15 2014, 1:36pm
Categories: Community Connection

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The Rivanna Conservation Society and its many partners are hosting a series of events designed to improve the health and quality of the Rivanna River.Volunteers  are needed for most of the events, so those interested in participating are encouraged to register at www.rivannariver.org. Events will be held throughout the month.

 


Love Endures 5k & 10k

April 14 2014, 8:57am
Categories: Community Connection

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Love Endures 5K/10K – Benefiting the Children of Haiti

The Love Endure 5K/10K is an officially timed 5K/10K benefiting the Hands and Feet Project.  The Hands and Feet Project is a non-profit organization committed to providing family-style, faith based care for Haiti’s orphaned and abandoned children. This event will be held at Percival’s Island Natural Area in Lynchburg, Virginia on April 19th 2014 at 9:00 am.

Location: Percival’s Island Natural Area

Dates: Saturday, Apr 19 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Address: 1600 Concord Turnpike, Lynchburg, VA 24502


WAS Run

April 8 2014, 8:47am
Categories: Community Connection

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WAS Run

Fundraiser to Benefit Wintergreen Adaptive Sports

Area runners will don their brightest neon colored clothing for the WAS Run on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 9:30 AM.  Hosted by Wintergreen Adaptive Sports (WAS), the 5k, 8k run fundraiser will start and finish at the Devils Backbone Brewing Company in Wintergreen (Nelson County), Virginia.

 

Both participants and volunteers can preregister online for the “WAS Run” through wintergreenadaptivesports.org/was-5k-8k-run/.  Packet pickup and late cash only registration is on race morning between 8:30 a.m. and 9:15 a.m.  Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

 

The 5k is $20, the 8k is $25 and a “WAS running” t-shirt is $10. All proceeds from this event supports WAS in its mission to improve the lives of those with disabilities through outdoor sports and recreation.  At WAS, “all we see is possibility.” 

 

About Wintergreen Adaptive Sports

Wintergreen Adaptive Sports is a non-profit that offers adaptive instruction in alpine skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, and canoeing for participants of any age or disability level. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals with a disability through outdoor sports and recreation.

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, next to the slopes of Wintergreen Resort and adjacent to Wintergreen’s beautiful Lake Monocan, all we see is possibility. We have a wide array of adaptive sports equipment to meet individualized needs and our highly trained staff is skilled and compassionate. Participants in our programs include people with autism, developmental disabilities, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, visual impairments, wounded warriors, and more.

Adaptive sports provide people living with disabilities a way to break down barriers of participation and experience remarkable sporting achievement.


The Human Rights Film Festival (HRFF)

March 28 2014, 9:30am
Categories: Community Connection

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The Human Rights Film Festival (HRFF) at UVa is a student organization on grounds that works with various other CIOs to organize an annual weekend-long film festival. Each of our films focuses on a different national or international issue of human rights and social justice. All films are free, and many include free food and a director question session or professor panel afterwards.

The 2014 Festival will take place from Thursday, April 3 – Sunday April 6.

The schedule is as follows:

April 3 – Act of Killing* // 7pm // Nau 101
April 4 – Even The Rain (También La Lluvia) // 5pm // TBA
April 5 – @home // 2pm // TBA
April 6 – God Loves Uganda // 2pm // Campbell Hall 153
April 6 – The Square* // 7pm // Campbell Hall 153


April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month

March 21 2014, 10:11am
Categories: Community Connection

The Sexual Assault Resource Agency—which works to end sexual violence and provide support services to survivors in Charlottesville and the surrounding counties.  April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month.  You can participate and show your support of survivors with events such as Take Back the Night or “Three for All”, SARA’s three-legged fundraising race, and by educating yourself, your family and your friends about sexual violence.  You can also volunteer with SARA. Volunteer Hotline Advocate training will be held in May and again in the Fall.  For more information, visit our website or 434-295-7273.