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CASA Rocks On


Saturday, January 16th, 2016 is the first edition of CASA Rocks On.  We hope it becomes an annual event to raise funds and awareness to support our mission at CASA for Children: to find, train and supervise volunteers to advocate for abused or neglected children.  The idea of a concert came from wanting to have an event that connects with Staunton’s rich musical talent, vibe, and culture.  We are lucky and honored that The Findells and Nathan Moore agreed to support CASA. The funds we raise will be used to pay for operational and program expenses, and hopefully, increase our capacity to serve.  There is a great need for us to grow our services. Many local children do not have a CASA Advocate.  In addition to the funds, the concert will help us reach the crowd of fans that follow these artists and remind them that they have the power to make an immense impact in the life of abused or neglected children by volunteering with CASA.

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

Charlottesville Shambhala Meditation Group

The Charlottesville Shambhala Meditation Group is hosting Shambhala Training Level 1: The Art of Being Human the weekend of January 22nd through the 24th at the Shala Holistic Health Center in downtown Charlottesville. Shambhala Training is a secular meditation program that provides participants with an opportunity to explore the goodness in ourselves and the world via the practice of meditation. You can begin 2016 with a fresh start, by learning to use meditation as a means to cultivate fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness and developing the dignity of being human. The retreat includes meditation instruction and practice, talks, group discussion and individual interviews.  More information is available online

By |January 5th, 2016|Community Connection|0 Comments

Charlottesville Waldorf School – Open House

The Charlottesville Waldorf School invites you to an interactive Open House on Saturday, January 16th.  The program will be held from 10am until noon. There will be refreshments served prior to the ten am start. The Shoemaker and the Elves, a marionette show, will be performed by early childhood teachers. Parents can experience lessons in the grade school classes with those teachers. You can learn about our school online.

By |December 14th, 2015|Community Connection, Featured|0 Comments

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Through December 21st  retailers and restaurants at the Shops at Stonefield are celebrating “Holidays with a Heart”.  Provide nourishment, relief and hope to neighbors in need by sharing a small gift, a bag of groceries, or a donation. Donations are particularly important to The Food Bank this time of year because families not only face food insecurity but challenges making ends meet during the cold seasons. Families often choose between heating their homes or putting food on the table. For every dollar you give, The Food Bank can provide four meals to families in need. More Information.

By |December 8th, 2015|Community Connection|0 Comments

Oakland School

Oakland School offers individualized programs for each of our students from ages 6 to 13. We offer small class size, daily one-to-ones, and specific skills’ instruction that focuses on reading, math, written language, organization, and study skills. This curriculum is built for students seeking customized support. We invite you to Oakland School’s Open House on Monday, January 18th, at 10:00 AM. This is your opportunity to meet Carol Williams, our Head of School, take a tour of the campus and classrooms, and learn more about Oakland’s year-round and summer programs. More information.

By |December 7th, 2015|Community Connection, Featured|0 Comments

Blue Ridge Medical Center in Nelson County

The Affordable Care Act requires that you have health insurance, qualify for an exemption, or pay a penalty.  Blue Ridge Medical Center offers assistance with a certified counselor to explore your health coverage options.  Many families qualify for lower monthly premiums and lower out of pocket costs.  Open Enrollment is now, through January 31st 2016. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, check our website, or Blue Ridge Medical Center’s Outreach and Enrollment staff at 434- 263-4000.  We also have outreach offices in the towns of Amherst and Appomattox.  

By |December 4th, 2015|Community Connection, Featured|0 Comments

Let There Be Light – PVCC

The Art Gallery of Piedmont Virginia Community College are presenting Let There Be Light, a one-night outdoor exhibit that will feature light-centered artworks and performances. You are invited to come as “enlightened beings” dressed in light. This art experience will be Friday, December 11 from 6-9pm. The public of all ages is invited. Visitors are encouraged to bring flashlights and enjoy complementary sweet treats. Let There Be Light will be held on the grounds surrounding the V. Earl Dickinson Building at PVCC.  More information.

By |November 18th, 2015|Community Connection|0 Comments

Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District

I’m Michael Ramsey from the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District.  We are a nonprofit group that focuses on helping those who live in Charlottesville and the surrounding area with installing conservation practices that can improve the James River Watershed, and the Chesapeake Bay as a whole.  One of the many ways we have taken on this mission, is with our Virginia and Charlottesville Conservation Assistance Program that was started in 2013, and has helped over 25 private landowners with the cost of installing best management practices such as rain water harvesting systems, turf to native projects, and rain gardens. For more information, (434) 975-0224 or online.

By |November 17th, 2015|Community Connection|0 Comments

Prism Coffeehouse present The Honey Dewdrops

On Sunday November 22nd Prism Coffeehouse present The Honey Dewdrops in concert at C’ville Coffee. Virginia natives Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish are The Honey Dewdrops. They have released their fourth album Tangled Country. You are invited to see them perform songs from this release and their catalog during this intimate performance. The Honey Dewdrops will perform two sets beginning at 6:30 pm. You can find more information about this performance and tickets on our website.

By |November 6th, 2015|Community Connection|0 Comments

University of Virginia Department of Drama present “Our Town”

The U.Va. Department of Drama present “Our Town” on November 18-21 at 8pm and November 22 at 2pm in the Culbreth Theatre. Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play has put the fictional town of Grover’s Corners on the map for generations of theatre-goers and has explored timeless lessons about life, love and loss. Ticket information is available from the U.Va. Arts Box Office at 434-924-3376 or online.

By |November 6th, 2015|Community Connection|0 Comments