Big C New Me

February 19 2015, 12:33pm
Categories: Community Connection


Charlottesville cancer survivors to receive complimentary day of pampering courtesy of Big C New Me and Bella Boutique on March 7

National non-profit organization Big C New Me will be joining Bella Boutique to help cancer.

Big C New Me

Men, women and teens are encouraged to apply now. Survivors reclaim their power, beauty and worth with a complete makeover, hair/wig styling and a professional photo shoot on March 7, 2015. This event is especially significant to the salon, having lost their owner Thom Dobbins, to pancreatic cancer in 2012.

15 cancer survivors (men, women and teens) will participate. Photography services are being donated by local photographer Martyn Kyle of Pernmoot Photography.

Food and beverages are being donated by Whole Foods and Thistle Gate Vineyard.

Eloise is loaning clothing to the participants for the photo shoot.

WHEN: Saturday March 7 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Bella Boutique 106 S. 1st Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

The Haven – 8K and 4K

February 17 2015, 11:21am
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, March 17th 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. More information on the race including registration or volunteering.

Richmond Montessori School

February 16 2015, 11:24am
Categories: Community Connection

Accredited by the American Montessori Society and Virginia Association of Independent Schools. Richmond Montessori School is one of only four AMS accredited schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia; it is one of two schools with dual AMS/VAIS accreditation. Richmond Montessori School is a diverse environment that has promoted self-motivation, confidence, and academic excellence since 1965.  We are currently enrolling primary, elementary, and middle school aged students. More information.

SHE – Shelter for Help in Emergency

February 15 2015, 11:22am
Categories: Community Connection

We are seeking women and men from all walks of life to participate in our Winter 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 March Third through March Nineteenth, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from six to nine pm. There will also be a full day session held on Saturday March Fourteenth for those interested in working the hotline.  For more information you can contact Robin Goldstein via email

The Haven – Pet Service

February 14 2015, 11:18am
Categories: Community Connection

Hi I’m Eleis Lester from The Haven. The Haven exists because everyone needs a place to start. It 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. We invite you to the First Annual Charlottesville Pet Memorial Service on Sunday, March 1st  from 2 to 4pm. The service will include a memorial slideshow, guided meditation and selected readings. Refreshments and sharing of stories to follow. This service is being sponsored by Dr. Cheryl Thorpe of Sage Veterinary Services. Donations will be accepted with all proceeds benefiting The Haven. More information.

Tandem Friends School presents “I’m Not Racist…Am I?”

February 8 2015, 9:29am
Categories: Community Connection

We present the film, I’m Not Racist…Am I? at the Paramount Theater on Feb. 26th, 2015 at 7 pm. This ninety minute feature documentary follows twelve New York City high school students of all different racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds for one year as they complete a series of workshops and discussions, all about race and privilege. The Director and Producer of the film will be at the event and will lead a Q&A dialogue with the audience after the viewing. More information about this film can be found online and screening info is at The Paramount’s website. This programming is supported by the Dialogue on Race initiative in the City of Charlottesville Office of Human Rights; in coordination with Tandem Friends School and Charlottesville Friends Meeting.

St. John’s Church Foundation

February 8 2015, 9:25am
Categories: Community Connection

St. John’s Church Foundation, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to ensure the historic preservation of St.John’s Church. This is a National Historic Landmark, in recognition as the original location of Patrick Henry’s “Give me liberty or give me death” speech Throughout the month of February we are encouraging you to “Fess up.” If you have not visited before you can “fess up” at the desk to learn about a complimentary tour. Then you can share your visit online with the hashtag #fessupFebruary. For more information including visitation hours check online.

The Sugar Hollow Three Bridges Five and Ten K Race

February 8 2015, 9:23am
Categories: Community Connection

The White Hall Ruritans invite you to participate in The Sugar Hollow Three Bridges Five and Ten K Race on Saturday, March Fourteenth. Both courses will incorporate bridges and the Sugar Hollow Reservoir. Proceeds from the races  will aid in the restoration of the White Hall Community Center, a historic building in Western Albemarle County, and for the many community services provided by the organization, including scholarships to area college bound students, 5th grade achievement awards, highway cleanup and other projects. Following the race, there will be a pancake breakfast at the White Hall Community Center. You can learn more and register for the race online.

North Branch School

February 7 2015, 9:14am
Categories: Community Connection

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.  Visitors may call for an appointment or attend Open House on Tuesday, March 3, 9 – 11:30 AM or Thursday, March 5, 6:30 – 8 PM. For more information, (540)456-8450 or online.

Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity – Battle of the Bands

February 7 2015, 9:11am
Categories: Community Connection

On Sunday, April26th our Youth Leadership Council will be hosting their first annual Battle of the Bands fundraiser at The Broadberry in Richmond. The RMHFH Youth Leadership Council is comprised of eight local, thirteen to eighteen year olds. Eight to twelve acts will perform.  All proceeds from this event will help Richmond Habitat build homes in the Greater Richmond area. You can learn about this event online.