Boxerwood Nature Center – Lord Nelson

July 27 2015, 10:47am
Categories: Community Connection

Hello, I’m Joe DiNardo from Boxerwood Nature Center. Lord Nelson, a five-piece indie rock band from Charlottesville, will give an outdoor concert at Boxerwood Nature Center on Friday, August 14. The group will perform from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on the meadow stage. They’re one of ten bands featured in Boxerwood’s series of “Music in the Garden” concerts scheduled for the second and fourth Fridays of the month through mid-September.  You can bring your own picnics, lawn chairs, blankets and kids. In the event of rain, the concert will be canceled. More information and weather updates can be found on our website, Boxerwood Facebook page, or 540-463-2697.


Aldersgate United Methodist Church & The Black Box Players: Much Ado About Nothing

July 23 2015, 11:54am
Categories: Community Connection

Aldersgate United Methodist Church and The Black Box Players present, Much Ado About Nothing. This Shakespeare play will be shown during eight performances from Thursday, July 30th through Sunday, August 9th. This presentation is fit for all ages. You can learn more about these performances, including ticket information, and our dinner theater night on August 8th online.


StreamWatch

July 23 2015, 11:52am
Categories: Community Connection

StreamWatch is looking for volunteers for the 2015 stream monitoring program.  This fall, we will monitor fifty sites located in the Rivanna River watershed. Volunteers are invited to attend an introductory training which will be occurring Saturday, September 5th at Ivy Creek Natural Area Education Building or Saturday, September 19th, from 10 AM until 3 PM at the Fluvanna County Public Library.  Volunteers will learn about the fundamentals of stream biological sampling—catching and identifying aquatic invertebrates for the purpose of evaluating water quality and stream health. For more information or to sign up for a training session click here,  or call 434-249-5306.


Frontier Culture Museum – American Roots Music Series

July 21 2015, 11:04am
Categories: Community Connection

Hi I’m Joe from the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton. This summer we present the American Roots Music Series under the Frontier Culture Museum’s pavilion. Throughout August we will showcase three different bluegrass bands.  On Sunday, August 2nd  we will feature Bud’s Collective. Then on the 16th it is East of Monroe followed by the Commonwealth Bluegrass Band on the 30th. The concert seating will be arranged for family style dinning. You can enjoy the tunes and food during the shows. More information on the American Roots Music Series, including music clips from each band.


Tuesday Tunes featuring Pretty Little Miss & Gallatin Canyon

July 18 2015, 3:32pm
Categories: Community Connection

Hi, I’m Katie Falcone from Ash Lawn-Highland, the home of President James Monroe. In coordination with The Front Porch Music School we present the last installment of our Tuesday Tunes music series. On August 11th at 7 pm, we will feature Pretty Little Miss and Gallatin Canyon. The public is invited to the show. Picnics, blankets, and chairs are welcome for this evening of regional bluegrass music. Albemarle Ciderworks, Devils Backbone Brewery, and local food trucks will also be available. For more information about Tuesday Tunes, including admission, 434-242-7012, Front Porch Cville , or Ash Lawn-Highland.


Ash Lawn-Highland: Albemarle County Fair

July 18 2015, 3:28pm
Categories: Community Connection

Hi, I’m Katie Falcone from Ash Lawn-Highland, the home of President James Monroe. Once again, we’re hosting the Albemarle County Fair: Thursday, July 30th through Saturday, August 1st. This three-day agricultural celebration brings family fun in an historic setting. You can enjoy farm animals, exhibits, live music, home arts contests, craft demonstrations and programs designed for the entire family. There will also be children’s rides, games and activities, and the Albemarle County Fair Queen Pageant. The fair is open from four to nine pm on Thursday, and from ten to nine on Friday and Saturday. More information about fair programming, or to submit an entry for a contest, here.


Blue Ridge Irish Music School – Jackie Daly & Matt Cranich

July 13 2015, 10:50am
Categories: Community Connection

Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS) a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching the living art of Irish traditional music and fostering a dynamic environment for it in Central Virginia and beyond.  BRIMS presents Irish musicians Jackie Daly on button accordion and Matt Cranitch on fiddle Saturday, July 25th, 7:00 p.m. at C’ville Coffee in Charlottesville.  The duo draw inspiration from their Irish home in the counties of Kerry & Cork. More information.


Gypsy Food Truck Roundup

July 7 2015, 11:01am
Categories: Community Connection

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Staunton Parks and Recreation is proud to present the first annual Gypsy Food Truck Roundup. Every 3rd Saturday from May to August, food trucks will gather near the Gypsy Hill Park Bandstand in Staunton from 12pm-5pm. Free event, simply pay for your food. Children’s activities and live music provided. Rain or shine.

On July 18, 17 food trucks will be present and musical guest Mark Hackley will provide live music from 1pm-4pm.


Blue Ridge Irish Music School – Jackie Daly & Matt Cranitch

June 30 2015, 8:51am
Categories: Community Connection

The Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS) a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching the living art of Irish traditional music and fostering a dynamic environment for it in Central Virginia and beyond.  BRIMS presents Irish musicians Jackie Daly on button accordion and Matt Cranitch on fiddle Saturday, July 25th, 7:00 p.m. at C’ville Coffee in Charlottesville.  The duo draw inspiration from their Irish home in the counties of Kerry & Cork. More information.


Blue Ridge Irish Music School – Jackie Daly & Matt Cranitch

June 30 2015, 8:48am
Categories: Community Connection

The Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS) a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching the living art of Irish traditional music and fostering a dynamic environment for it in Central Virginia and beyond.  BRIMS presents Irish musicians Jackie Daly on button accordion and Matt Cranitch on fiddle Saturday, July 25th, 7:00 p.m. at C’ville Coffee in Charlottesville.  The duo draw inspiration from their Irish home in the counties of Kerry & Cork. More information.