Paint the Town Greene – Art Guild of Greene

May 14 2015, 4:36pm
Categories: Community Connection

Hello, I’m Deb Erickson from the Art Guild of Greene. We present a
Plein Air Paint Out, “Paint the Town Greene” on Saturday, June 13th in historic downtown Stanardsville.  Artists will paint, draw and sketch outdoors and the public will have the opportunity to observe and visit the artists as they create their chosen scene.  From 5:00 to 6:30 PM, the Guild will host a public reception, exhibit and art sale with food, drink and live music.  A People’s Choice Award will be presented at the reception. For more information on this non-juried event, including registration available online.

Monticello Area Community Action Agency – Escaping Zombie Debt

May 14 2015, 4:31pm
Categories: Community Connection

On Saturday, June 13th from 10am to 11:30am we present Escaping Zombie Debt, Featuring Legal Aid Justice Center Civil Advocacy Attorney, Brenda Castaneda and  myself, MACAA Steps to Success Director, Lindell Chavis. This presentation will focus on consumer rights especially in regards to debt collectors, court cases and garnishments. There will also be tips and methods that will help you be more in control of your money. Both Brenda and Lindell will be available for Q & A or individual questions after the talk. This presentation will be held at the Legal Aid Justice Center Library on Preston Avenue in Charlottesville. Seating is limited and an RSVP is required at 434-977-0553 ext. 149


Kid Pan Alley – Sherman the Peacemaker

May 14 2015, 4:28pm
Categories: Community Connection

On Saturday, June 6th the Stone Hill Players present the new play Sherman the Peacemaker. This show by James Reston Junior examines the aftermath of the Civil War. This play will be presented at that the Stone Hill Amphitheater in Rappahannock County. The gates will open at 5pm and the show will begin at 7pm. There will be a suggested donation at the gate with all proceeds benefiting the educational programs of Rappahannock-based Kid Pan Alley. More information about this program is available online.

LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph

May 12 2015, 7:15am
Categories: Community Connection

Hi, this is Victoria Hindley, Executive Director of the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph. I invite you to join us for a celebration of photographers June tenth through thirteenth on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall. Our line-up of events include artist talks at the Paramount Theater, evening projections at the Pavilion, and exhibitions in galleries, pop-up spaces and in the trees. There will be large-scale prints of insects by Piotr Naskrecki hanging from the trees  on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall starting on May 14th. Our mission is to celebrate the vision of photographers, begin conversations about issues, and foster the next generation of artists. More information and tickets. 

EMU’s Suzuki Strings Day Camp

May 12 2015, 7:13am
Categories: Community Connection

This summer we present the first Steel Wheels fiddle workshop in partnership with Red Wing Roots Music Festival, Tiller Strings and EMU’s Suzuki Strings Day Camp June 29th through July 2nd. During this camp, young musicians have daily group classes, recreation, and enrichment classes. This year will also feature daily Fiddle classes, culminating with a workshop and performance on Thursday with the Americana-Bluegrass band, The Steel Wheels. Participants will also be able to perform with The Steel Wheels at the Red Wing Roots Music Festival on July 10th. More Information.

Shelter for Help in Emergency – SHE

May 7 2015, 11:38am
Categories: Community Connection

We are seeking women and men from all walks of life to participate in our Summer 2015 Volunteer Training to help victims of domestic violence.  Volunteers are needed to serve on the hotline as well as Court Monitors, Children’s Program Assistants, Office Assistants, and Spanish language interpreters. Internships and other opportunities are also available. The training runs from June 9th through June 23rd, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from six to nine pm. There will also be a full day session held on Saturday June 20th  for those interested in working the hotline.  For more information you can contact Robin Goldstein via email at

Charlottesville Derby Dames

May 7 2015, 11:35am
Categories: Community Connection

On Saturday, May 30th we present a double header featuring Charlottesville’s Derby Dames All Stars and the Belmont Bruisers. This bout will take place at Main Street on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville. Doors open at 2pm, the first bout starts at 3pm. This is a family friendly event and tickets are available at Blue Moon Diner, Brown Paper Tickets, or from a Charlottesville Derby Dame. Proceeds from this event support the Derby Dames and Women in Math and Science. More information.



Common Ground: Sit-A-Thon

May 7 2015, 11:31am
Categories: Community Connection

On Saturday, June 13th we are holding our Sit-A-Thon for guided meditations on the hour, every hour, from 9:00 am until 6:00pm. There will be a celebration at the end of the event with a call-and-response musical meditation from India, called a kirtan. Like a walk-a-thon, Sit-a-Thon participants are gathering support for their team. Walk-ins are encouraged to participate as well, by attending a session and donations are suggested.  Common Ground offers massage and yoga in locations such as Friendship Court, the Westhaven Nursing Clinic, and the Fluvanna County Women’s prison or our studio in the Jefferson School City Center. More information.

Spring Dance Gala at PVCC’s Dickinson Theatre

May 2 2015, 9:00am
Categories: Community Connection

Hello, I’m Gary Hart from Albemarle Ballet Theatre (ABT) and the Studio for the Performing Arts (SFTPA). We present our 11th Spring Dance Gala at PVCC’s Dickinson Theatre on Saturday, May 16th at 6pm. The gala opens with “The Doll Shop,” a story about a little girl who discovers a German toy maker’s mechanical dolls are alive. The show finishes with classical and contemporary ballet, and a Jazz version of “Sing, Sing, Sing.” Co-sponsors include Charlottesville Self Storage at Crozet, Crozet Lions Club, Morning Glory Gardeners and The Paramount. Proceeds from this production support SFTPA’s need-based scholarship program. More information including tickets.

University of Virginia Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Center – Mimi’s 5K Run

May 2 2015, 8:57am
Categories: Community Connection

On May 16th Trump Winery will host Mimi’s Run 5 K. The race begins at 8:30 am and will lead runners through the rolling hills of the vineyards. All proceeds from this event will go directly to support our efforts to discover new and better medications, therapies and treatments for cardiovascular diseases.  Information about registration and how money raised helps heart health research can be found online.