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Shenandoah Valley Strings Camp featuring the Red Wing Fiddle Workshop

This summer, Eastern Mennonite University’s Prep Music Program presents the Shenandoah Valley Strings Camp, featuring the Red Wing Fiddle Workshop, June 27th through 30th. Violin students ages 3 to 19, and teen students on any stringed instrument are welcome to participate. Daily curriculum will include classes in a variety of musical genres, with a focus on learning several tunes with special guest, Eric Brubaker, The Steel Wheel’s fiddle player. Students will play the tunes they have learned with The Steel Wheels at the end-of-camp performance on Thursday afternoon. Then on Friday, July 8, campers will perform on stage with The Steel Wheels at the Red Wing Roots Music Festival. Admission to the festival and a t-shirt are included for participating students.

You can find more information, including the registration form online at: http://www.redwingroots.com/fiddle/

By |May 25th, 2016|Community Connection|0 Comments

Miller School of Albemarle Endurance Team Dinner and Auction

millerschoolThe Miller School of Albemarle Endurance Team Dinner and Auction is your chance to support the continued growth of MSA’s efforts to grow cycling opportunities in Virginia and the team, which is regarded as the nation’s premiere school-based junior development cycling program. This event is meant to bring together the cycling community to celebrate the year and raise funds to continue growing “the empire of cycling goodness” we have all helped build in Virginia. Join us for an evening of good food, good drink, and good conversation while having the opportunity to bid on exciting merchandise. Silent and live auction items will include signed jerseys from world-renowned cyclists, as well as options ranging from mountain home vacations to guided cycling tours.

The Event

Beginning at 6:00, the silent auction will open. Appetizers will be available and there will be two bars with local beers and wine on offer, along with other assorted beverages. A buffet dinner will open at 7:30, and there will be short talks from the program’s founder, Peter Hufnagel, and director, Andy Guptill, as well as several professional area cyclists. Several current supporters of the program will also be recognized and honored. There will be live auctions throughout the evening, and all silent auctions will close at 9:30 PM

The Cause

All funds raised will go to support the further development of the network of trails on Miller School of Albemarle 1,600-acre campus. The trails serve as a venue for cycling and running events throughout the year. Additionally, the trails provide a practice “field” for the growing number of interscholastic mountain bike teams in the C’ville area.  Additionally, funds will assist the team to perform needed equipment upgrades and maintenance, as well as improve the current service course.

The School is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization, and all donations, ticket/table purchases, and auction items are tax-deductible.


By |May 24th, 2016|Community Connection|0 Comments

Art In The Park at Gypsy Hill

The Staunton Augusta Art Center presents its 50th Art in the Park at Gypsy Hill on Saturday, May 28 from 10am-5pm and on Sunday May 29 from noon-5pm. Live music plays from the bandstand every hour and children’s art activities are ongoing throughout the festival. There is no admission fee and everyone is welcome. Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, there is no charge for children’s interactive art activities. For more information, click here to visit their website or call: (540) 885-2028.

By |May 23rd, 2016|Community Connection, Miscellaneous|0 Comments

Memorial Day weekend event with The Jefferson Choral Society

The Jefferson Choral Society will present a night of patriotic music to support the National D-Day Memorial Foundation, Saturday, May 28, 2016, 7 p.m. at the National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA 24523, (540) 586-DDAY or (540) 587-3619 or (800) 351-DDAY.  The group will perform a stirring concert that will have guests on their feet celebrating the freedoms so many have fought and died to protect. The Memorial will remain open until 10:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale in April.  Adults: $7.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door. Students ages 6-18: $5.00 in advance or $8.00 at the door. Children under 6 are free. Please bring your own chair. For more information visit- https://www.dday.org/
See the Memorial at dusk on this special Memorial Day weekend.

By |May 22nd, 2016|Community Connection|0 Comments

Music In The Garden at Boxerwood Nature Center


Boxerwood Nature Center invites you to join them this year for our fourth annual “Music in the Garden” concert series. Events are scheduled to take place on the second and fourth Fridays from May through August. Groups will perform from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on the Meadow Stage. There will also be a special Boxerwood fundraiser held by the Central Virginia Blues Society on Sunday August 7th from 1:00 to 4:00p.m. You can bring your own picnics, lawn chairs, blankets and kids. In the event of rain, the concert will be canceled. More information and weather updates can be found here: http://boxerwood.org/  or call (540) 463- 2697.

By |May 20th, 2016|Community Connection|0 Comments

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: http://www.bssschool.org/

By |May 18th, 2016|Community Connection|0 Comments

Charlottesville Derby Dames vs. Steel City – Season Opener

The Charlottesville Derby Dames invite you to attend their season opener versus Steel City on May 28th at Main Street Arena downtown. The doors will open at 3:30 and the action will begin at 4:30! This is a double-header, so you will get access to two games for the admission price. Raffle proceeds will go to CHIPs. Halftime show will be a hula hoop contest and the Charlottesville Junior Roller Derby. You can find details and ticket information online or on their facebook page.

By |May 11th, 2016|Community Connection|0 Comments

Lime Kiln Theater in Lexington

Lime Kiln Theater in Lexington is an outdoor venue that hosts a concert series as well as theatrical performances. Our season runs from May to September, and features a range of local, regional, and national acts. The theater was founded three decades ago on the grounds of a 19th century kiln and limestone quarry. Our volunteers helped build the stage that has hosted national touring bands as well as plays and musicals. You can find information on this season’s schedule and tickets online at http://www.limekilntheater.org/

By |May 8th, 2016|Community Connection|0 Comments

Greater Lynchburg Off-Road Cyclists Outdoor Festival

Greater Lynchburg Off-Road Cyclists presents the the first annual GLOC Outdoor Festival, June 17-19. Bring your entire family out to the Sedalia Center in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and enjoy a weekend of mountain biking, road biking, gravel road riding, hiking, camping, music, and food. The Sedalia Center has a large covered pavilion, plenty of room for tents, and bathrooms with showers. We will have multiple group rides, hikes, and evening activities and games. Proceeds from this fundraiser go towards local trail development and maintenance. You can learn more online at http://ridewithgloc.com/

By |May 7th, 2016|Community Connection|0 Comments

PACEM event at IX Art Park

PACEM is hosting an event at the IX Art Park on May 19 from 5-8pm to mark the end of another season. Local bands, food trucks, and craft beverages will help us celebrate everyone who makes PACEM possible. PACEM is Charlottesville’s local seasonal homeless shelter and from October through March we house the area’s poorest citizens. Every year, PACEM relies on array of folks, from seasonal staff to thousands of church volunteers as well as different agencies, businesses,and community members to provide a safe home to those who don’t have one.

By |May 6th, 2016|Community Connection|0 Comments
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