Charlottesville Symphony

January 18 2015, 8:10am
Categories: Community Connection

Hello, I’m Kate Tamarkin, Music Director of the Charlottesville Symphony.  We’re celebrating our Fortieth Anniversary Season, and you’re invited. This year the orchestra presents masterworks concerts, free Youth Concerts for area school children, Family Holiday Concerts, Symphony Under the Stars and musical instrument petting zoos for kids of all ages. We will include works from the symphonic repertoire, new discoveries, commissioned world premieres and an array of guest artists. For information about pops, classical, holiday and youth concerts, and more, you can visit us online.

Richmond Montessori School

December 11 2014, 4:47pm
Categories: Community Connection

Richmond Montessori School, accredited by the American Montessori Society and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools. Since 1965 our diverse community has offered a learning environment grounded in Montessori principles, promoting self-motivation, confidence, and academic excellence.  We are currently enrolling students from the age of two through eighth grade for the 2015-16 school year. You can discover a world of difference at Richmond Montessori School’s Open House on Sunday, January 11th at 2:00pm. You can register online or learn more on our website.


Cville TimeBank

December 11 2014, 4:45pm
Categories: Community Connection

Hello, this is Bizz Glover with the Cville TimeBank, inviting you to join us at the downtown library on Saturday, January 24 at 10 am;  where you can join the timebank.  Timebank is a community of giving and receiving that builds on the idea of pay it forward.   With timebank you donate your time to receive help from someone else. For example, one hour helping another member earns one TimeBank Hour, which you can withdraw to use with any other timebank member to get something you need. Our orientation sessions are designed to have you up and running with your own timebank account. You can learn more on our website.


Hiromi T’ai Chi

December 11 2014, 4:42pm
Categories: Community Connection

Hiromi T’ai Chi is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching and promoting the health benefits and art of T’ai Chi Ch’uan in the Charlottesville community. We offer training in the Cheng-Ming System as taught by Wang Shu-Jin. Our Enrichment programs offer classes for At-Risk youth, After School program for city and public school students, and Seniors in the community. You are invited to our three day T’ai Chi lead by Wang Fu-Lai from Taiwan, who is leading a three-day workshop on Friday, January 16th to Sunday the 18th. There will also be an Internal Martial Arts demonstration that will be held on Saturday, January 17th from 5:45pm at Hiromi (he-row-me) T’ai Chi dojo followed by a pot luck dinner. For more information you can visit us online or 1-877-880-2479.


Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville, Albemarle

December 11 2014, 4:37pm
Categories: Community Connection

If you are looking to become a United States citizen our Central Virginia Citizenship Services can help. We offer classes to help you prepare for the interview and test beginning January 27th in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.  Registration begins January 5th. Our low-cost immigration services offered by our partner, the International Rescue Committee, are accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals and include initial consultation, completion and submission of forms, plus follow-up with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services as needed. This program is available through a 2-year grant from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle. You can find more information on all Central Virginia Citizenship Services online or 434-977-3838.


Holidays at Frontier Culture Museum

December 9 2014, 8:58am
Categories: Community Connection

You are invited to enjoy a traditional holiday with us. Activities include a Children’s Workshop, an evening of Christmas Traditions, and of course the annual Lantern Tours. You can join us for a tour around the museum by lantern light beginning December 18th from 6-8 PM. Visitors will enjoy vignettes at England, Ireland, Germany, 1820s America, and 1850s America including a Mummer’s play near the Irish Forge and a horse-drawn wagon ride from the Old World to the New World. Refreshments and live music will be offered following the tour at the Dairy Barn Lecture Hall. Find more information on this event and other happenings at the museum online.


Jefferson Madison Regional Library – Film Series

December 9 2014, 8:55am
Categories: Community Connection

JMRL offers the Created Equal series to spark community discussion on the history of and continued struggle of the Civil Rights Movement and its impact on our community at the Central Library in downtown Charlottesville. This series will be held on Thursdays at 6pm on January 15, January 29, February 12, and February 26. The NEH supported documentaries, The Abolitionists, Slavery by Another Name, Freedom Riders, and The Loving Story, include dramatic scenes of incidents in the 150-year effort to achieve equal rights for all. For more information you can visit us online.


Charlottesville Area Community Foundation – Future Fund

December 8 2014, 8:50am
Categories: Community Connection

CACF is a permanent endowment dedicated to building strong communities and creating positive change across central Virginia. There is a way for you to address intractable community issues like homelessness, access to education, and environmental preservation. The Future Fund is a community philanthropy program for young professionals in our 20s, 30s, and 40s. Members pool our dues each year, then make collective grants to nonprofit organizations that make an impact locally. You can join us in 2015 to connect with other Future Fund members and give where you live. You can learn more on our website.

Blue Ridge Scottish Country Dancers

December 7 2014, 8:46am
Categories: Community Connection

Hello, I’m Bob from Blue Ridge Scottish Country Dancers. Every Tuesday we present our Scottish Country Dancing class at St. Paul’s Ivy Parish Hall in Ivy at 6:30pm. No experience is necessary. You are also invited to out dance on January, 18th. This event will begin at 2 in the afternoon also at St. Paul’s Ivy Parish Hall. You can enjoy live music featuring Mike Dunn on the fiddle and Janet Muse on piano. There will be a potluck dinner, haggis, bagpipes, ceilidh dancing, Scottish country dancing, and whiskey tasting. For more information on Blue Ridge Scottish Country Dancers you can visit us online.



Zephyrus Christmas

December 4 2014, 9:54am
Categories: Community Connection

Zephyrus is Central Virginia’s early music vocal ensemble. On Friday, December 12th at 8pm at St Paul’s Memorial Church in Charlottesville; and Saturday, December 13th at 3:30pm at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Greenwood, we present concerts of German Baroque Christmas music. “In dulci jubilo: A German Baroque Christmas” features choral music of 16th and 17th century Germany, from familiar carol tunes to rarely performed sacred music for the holiday season. Eighteen singers are joined by violins, viola da gamba and organ on an anonymous Magnificat. Complete concert information available on our website, on Facebook or (434)227-4685.