The Haven – The Run for Home 8k / 4k

April 28 2015, 4:47am
Categories: Community Connection

Hi I’m Eleis Lester from The Haven. The Haven is a safe and welcoming day shelter for the homeless and very poor of Central Virginia. Serving over 85 people daily, The Haven provides respite for the weary and transformation for the ready. In this spirit of help we invite you to the Run for Home 8K Run or 4K Walk. Runners, walkers, families, baby joggers are all invited to participate in The Run for Home 8k run/ 4k walk to benefit The Haven, located in downtown Charlottesville. The race will kick off at 8am on Saturday, May 23rd on the Downtown Mall. All participants will receive a Haven fleece cap, a homemade breakfast will be served during an awards ceremony in The Haven’s sanctuary immediately following the race. This year’s race is sponsored by Virginia National Bank. For more information on the race including registration or volunteering, click here.

Main St. Lexington – Rock the Bridge

April 28 2015, 4:44am
Categories: Community Connection

On Sunday, May 17th, we present Rock the Bridge, 2015. This event is a one day open air music, food & arts festival happening on the Nelson Street Bridge in Downtown Lexington. Rock the Bridge is a party for the entire family featuring activities for children, regional foods, Virginia beers, and local merchants. There will also be a performance by DJ Williams Projekt. Rock the Bridge is sponsored by Kendal at Lexington, Atlantic Bay Mortgage, and other community partners.  More Information.

The International Rescue Committee

April 28 2015, 4:42am
Categories: Community Connection

The IRC Charlottesville office is hosting a citizenship information session for immigrants who are thinking about applying for U.S. citizenship. This information session, which begins at 6:30pm, on Wednesday, May 13th at the Northside Library, will include a presentation on citizenship services offered by the International Rescue Committee. These services are available to any legal permanent resident. There will also be a question and answer period.  IRC’s low-cost immigration services are accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals.  There will also be information on citizenship preparation classes in the area, which help people prepare for the naturalization interview and test. For more information you can contact Debbie Tuler, IRC’s Immigration Outreach Specialist, 434-979-7772, extension 119.

Charlottesville/Albemarle Relay For Life

April 23 2015, 8:16am
Categories: Community Connection

The Charlottesville/Albemarle Relay for Life is an overnight fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.  This year’s event takes place at Albemarle High School on May 16th from 6PM until 6AM, preceded by a survivor’s reception at 4PM.  Relay for Life is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. We are looking for teams and participants to walk, as well as cancer survivors to be recognized at a reception.  We are also interested in entertainment, if you would like to perform at the event. More information online or by calling 434-978-7423.

Belmont Bruisers vs Five40 Roller Girls

April 22 2015, 9:31am
Categories: Community Connection



On April 30, the Charlottesville Derby Dames present  their first home game of the year, a roller derby bout between Charlottesville’s own Belmont Bruisers, and the Five 40 Roller Girls from Fredricksburg, VA. This bout will take place at Main Street Arena (the old ice park) on the Downtown Mall; doors open at 6pm, bout starts at 7pm. As always this is a family friendly event, so bring your all of your favorite people! Get your tickets in advance at Blue Moon Diner, Brown Paper Tickets, or from your favorite Dame. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program.
For more information

The Richmond Academy of Medicine Alliance Foundation, RAMAF

April 22 2015, 8:09am
Categories: Community Connection

We are hosting our 2015 annual fundraising event, Physicians Got Fashion. This event will be held at 7pm on Saturday May 2nd at the Tuckahoe Woman’s Club. The fashion show will feature a cocktail plus an Hors d’oeuvres Reception and a charity auction to benefit Access Now, Sexual Assault Crisis Kits (SACKs) and Nursing and Allied Health Scholarships in the Richmond area.  The 2015 Physicians Got Fashion Show will feature physician models from the greater Richmond area showcasing looks in formalwear, sportswear,  spirit-wear, loungewear, jewelry, accessories and more. More details and ticker information is available online.

Alliance Française of Charlottesville

April 22 2015, 8:00am
Categories: Community Connection

The City of Charlottesville is a sister city with Besançon, France. The Alliance Française of Charlottesville welcomes Loic Mazet, a 22-year-old student in International Trade from Montbeliard, France. Loic will be in Charlottesville for two months as the recipient of the Charlottesville Sister Cities Commission Grant to give presentations at the Alliance Française de Charlottesville and local schools in order to foster relationships and promote the Sister City mission. As host to Loic, the Alliance Française of Charlottesville is offering his presentations every Monday from 12-1pm and Thursday from 5:30-6:30 through May 25th. The presentations will be held at the Alliance’s offices located at 700 Harris Street, Suite 105.
More information on this event and our other programs.

PVCC Kids College

April 17 2015, 11:10am
Categories: Community Connection

Hello, I’m Becky Thys from Piedmont Virginia Community College. Kids College at PVCC College offers eight weeks of enriching and educational Summer Academies for students in third through ninth grade.  There are over eighty different academy choices  that provide project-based exploration into the STEM and Arts areas. This summer our week long academies offer courses in computer software, apps, video game design, three-D printers, fashion, architecture, dance, drama, and language among others. We offer half and full day options at PVCC and offsite in Fluvanna and other locations. Scholarships are available.  More Information.

North Branch Band Fair

April 17 2015, 11:06am
Categories: Community Connection

Hi I’m Bonnie Holliday from North Branch School. On Sunday, May 10th  1-6PM, we present BandFair Thirteen at Cardinal Point Winery with music by Andy Waldek and Friends, Lord Nelson, and more. The day also includes acrobatic performances, children’s activities, food and wine, cake walk, and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit North Branch’s financial assistance and scholarship funds. Founded in 1983, North Branch is an independent, not-for-profit school for children ages 3 – 14 in Afton.  For tickets and more information, 540-456-8450.

The Rivanna Conservation Society

April 14 2015, 3:23pm
Categories: Community Connection

We and our community partners are hosting the annual Rivanna River Sojourn on Saturday, April 25th. This event is a professionally guided, family-friendly paddle on the Rivanna Reservoir including exploration of the South Fork of the Rivanna River. We will be launching at nine am from the UVa Boathouse located on Woodlands Rd in Charlottesville; lunch will be provided at the conclusion of our paddle. You can find more information including registration online.