9th Annual Best of Both Worlds Dance and Step Competition

September 24 2015, 11:33am
Categories: Community Connection

The Paramount Theater on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall present the 9th Annual Best of Both Worlds Dance and Step Competition on Saturday, November 14th at 3pm. This competition produces a fusion of dance and step teams competing for their share for a cash prize and a trophy. Also on Saturday November 14th The United Nations of Comedy Tour Returns. The evening will feature performances from Jordan Rock, Aaron Berg, Mimi Gonzalez, and Funnyman Skiba. More information on these shows, including tickets is available online.  

Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards: Tree Steward Training

September 15 2015, 3:42pm
Categories: Community Connection

The Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards are holding Tree Steward Training classes at the Department of Forestry on Tuesdays, October 6th-December 8th. The classes will teach you about trees, books and materials are included with the tuition. We are also offering a Tree Basics for Homeowners class on October 9th. We will focus on pruning principles, tools, and a demonstration.

Our Fall Tree Sale will be held on October 10th at the City Market from 7:00- noon. There will be 50 varieties of small, primarily native trees for sale. More information on the sale and our classes is available online.

University of Virginia Department of Drama presents: Bloody, Bloody, Andrew Jackson

September 14 2015, 3:36pm
Categories: Community Connection

Hello, I’m Taylor Goodson from the U.Va. Department of Drama. We present an evening of history and rock n’ roll with Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, October 1-3 & October 7-10 at 8 pm in the Culbreth Theatre. This contemporary, fast-moving and satirical musical careens between fact and fiction as it portrays our seventh President as history’s ultimate rock star. Ticket information is available from the U.Va. Arts Box Office at 434-924-3376 or go online.

Boxerwood Nature Center – Fall Family Festival

September 10 2015, 3:33pm
Categories: Community Connection

Hello, I’m Hannah West, one of the educators at Boxerwood Nature Center in Lexington.  On Saturday September 26th from 1-5 we are holding our annual Fall Family Festival, the rain date is on the 27th.  Our festival is a family friendly affair with apple cider pressing, homemade donuts, dance performances by Halestone Dance Company, Rockbridge SPCA pets, nature crafts, scavenger hunts, and more. More information can be found on our website and our Facebook page.  

Charlottesville Derby Dames – Everything is CLAWsome!

August 31 2015, 10:02am
Categories: Community Connection

On September 19th, the Charlottesville Derby Dames are the beneficiary of CLAW – Charlottesville Ladies Arm Wrestling’s event: Everything is CLAWsome! The doors open at 7pm, the bout starts at 8pm at Blue Moon Diner in Midtown Charlottesville. CLAW will feature area women in an arm wrestling tournament. You can expect spectacle, costumes, and local celebrity judges. VIP tickets are available in advance at Blue Moon Diner, Brown Paper Tickets, or from a Charlottesville Derby Dame. General admission tickets will be available at the door.  More information.

Blue Ridge Irish Music School presents “De Temps Antan”

August 30 2015, 11:40am
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 De Temps Antan, a French-Canadian trio from Quebec, on Sunday, September 20th at 7:00 p.m. at the Haven.  Using Quebec’s music tradition as a springboard for musical innovation De Temps Antan forms a power showcasing French-Canadian music and culture.  The trio will be offering workshops and master classes earlier in the day on September 20th. More information.

Friends of Lynchburg Community Market “Farm to Table Tour”

August 27 2015, 11:37am
Categories: Community Connection

The Friends of Lynchburg Community Market present the Farm to Table Tour on Labor Day from 10am to 2pm. During the day  you can visit Lorraine Bakery and Grains of Sense Roastery.  You can also see the flowers at Irvington Spring Farm and where the produce is grown at Three Springs Farm. In addition, the Hill City Master Gardeners will be doing rain barrel and compost demos at Irvington Spring Farm.  The tour also includes Spring Mill Farm in Concord and DDD Farm in Appomattox. Tickets are available at the Community Market Customer Service Window Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Lynchburg Community Market. You can learn more online.

Blue Ridge Irish Music School

August 26 2015, 11:32am
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 will be starting its fall semester of classes on September 10th.  BRIMS offers classes in Irish music, dance and singing for all ages and skill levels. More information.

Front Porch Fest

August 25 2015, 10:42am
Categories: Community Connection

Front Porch Fest a festival  that is produced by a group of family, friends and funsters inspired by the idea that life is enriched by art, with music at its soul. You are invited to join us Sept.4th though the 6th in the mountains of Patrick County at the 7th annual Front Porch Fest. There are over 30 artists performing including Simplified, The AJ Ghent Band, Big Daddy Love, Big Something, Weather & Waves, DJ Williams Project, The Shack Band, and many more on two stages. There is also craft, and food vendors plus you can also enjoy craft beer from Starr Hill. Front Porch Fest is a 501-C3 Non-profit and once again our proceeds will be benefiting the Caring Hearts Free Clinic of Patrick County & the Patrick County Food Bank. More information including tickets is available online.

Shelter For Help in Emergency (SHE)

August 24 2015, 11:10am
Categories: Community Connection

The Shelter for Help in Emergency (SHE) is seeking women and men from all walks of life to participate in our Fall 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 October 13th through October 27th, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from six to nine pm. There will also be a full day session held on Saturday October 24th for those interested in working the hotline.  For more information you can contact Robin Goldstein via email rgoldstein@shelterforhelpinemergency.org.