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Community Connection

WNRN prides itself in giving our nonprofit neighbors a venue to promote their causes and events. We create recorded Public Service Announcements for nonprofits that are written in their words and recorded in their voice. We call this series “Community Connections”.

Creating a Community Connection is an easy process. First, write up a 3-5 sentence paragraph of what you want to promote. If it is an event, WNRN requires at least three-weeks advance notice to create a Community Connection for any event. To take full advantage of the program, we recommend six weeks to a month’s notice to promote the event. If there is an admission or cost for the event, 100% of proceeds must benefit the nonprofit.

Once your paragraph is written, email it to connection@wnrn.org. We will then edit your words to fit FCC regulations to create a Community Connection script. After that we’ll schedule a time for a representative of the nonprofit to record the script at WNRN. Our recording times are Monday afternoons from 2-5pm or Thursday mornings from 9am-noon.

Organizations profiled by WNRN or organizations whose information is broadcast within Hear Together/Community Connections must be a registered 501c3 and must submit their 501c3 letter of registration prior to recording or participating in Hear Together/Community Connections.

You can read more information about Community Connections & Hear Together here: Community Connection Rules for Inclusion

Community Connection News & Updates

Crozet Independence Day Celebration

The Crozet Volunteer Fire Department invites you to the Crozet Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 2nd. The event begins with the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department parade at 5PM on Crozet Avenue to Crozet Park, followed by live music by LockJaw, children rides and games, food, local beer and cider, and finishing with fireworks at 9:30PM. A donation will be accepted at the gate and children twelve and under are free. The event is sponsored by the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department, Crozet Community Association, Claudius Crozet Park, Crozet Lions Club, Life Journey Church, Crozet Board of Trade, and several other area civic groups, churches, and citizen volunteers. For more information, visit http://crozetcommunity.org/

By |June 17th, 2016|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

“Bow-Wow Meow Luau” fundraising event at Strangeways Brewing

The Richmond Animal Welfare Foundation is hosting a family and pet friendly fundraising event to support animals at Richmond Animal Care & Control, Richmond’s only open admission animal shelter. The ‘Bow-Wow Meow Luau’ will be held rain or shine at Strangeways Brewing in Richmond, on Sunday, June 26th , from 11am to 3pm. They invite you to bring the whole family, including leashed pets, for a day of music, craft beer, food trucks, and fun. You can join Nutzy the Squirrel and others for best Hawaiian dressed pets and humans contests, entertainment, a silent auction and more. For more information visit: http://strangewaysbrewing.com/happenings/bow-wow-meow-luau/

By |June 16th, 2016|Categories: Community Connection, Miscellaneous|0 Comments

SCAN ArtCenter hosts an evening with Butch Taylor

The SCAN ArtCenter in Scottsville is an area non-profit arts organization dedicated to serving our community by sponsoring instructional programs, exhibits and performances. SCAN ArtCenter is pleased to announce an evening with keyboardist and producer Butch Taylor on June 29th  at 6p.m. in the Victory Hall Theater in Scottsville. Taylor is perhaps most widely known for his regular appearances as a keyboardist with the Dave Matthews Band and other popular groups such as the Robert Jospé Express, John D’earth, and Carbon Leaf. He will be discussing his behind the scenes process to creating music.  Click here for more information about the event.

By |June 15th, 2016|Categories: Community Connection, Miscellaneous|0 Comments

Blue Ridge Irish Music School hosts Summer Day Camp

The Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS) is 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 is hosting a summer day camp for students ages 5-15 the week of August 1-5.  At BRIMS camp students learn Irish dance and music and also participate in drama and crafts.  No previous experience needed!  For more information visit their website: http://www.brimstunes.org/

By |June 14th, 2016|Categories: Community Connection, Miscellaneous|0 Comments

The Haven, working to end homelessness in Charlottesville

The Haven is a safe and welcoming day shelter and housing resource center for the homeless and very poor of Central Virginia. Serving over 65 people daily, The Haven provides respite for the weary and transformation for the ready 365 days a year. The Haven is working to end homelessness in Charlottesville. Thanks to dedicated service providers across the city, over the last 6 years, The Haven is proud to report that homelessness has declined by 30%. You can help The Haven continue the trend by donating supplies or volunteering in our day shelter. You can also check out The Haven’s website for details on upcoming events at http://www.thehaven.org/

By |June 6th, 2016|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Shenandoah Valley Strings Camp featuring the Red Wing Fiddle Workshop

This summer, Eastern Mennonite University’s Prep Music Program presents the Shenandoah Valley Strings Camp, featuring the Red Wing Fiddle Workshop, June 27th through 30th. Violin students ages 3 to 19, and teen students on any stringed instrument are welcome to participate. Daily curriculum will include classes in a variety of musical genres, with a focus on learning several tunes with special guest, Eric Brubaker, The Steel Wheel’s fiddle player. Students will play the tunes they have learned with The Steel Wheels at the end-of-camp performance on Thursday afternoon. Then on Friday, July 8, campers will perform on stage with The Steel Wheels at the Red Wing Roots Music Festival. Admission to the festival and a t-shirt are included for participating students.

You can find more information, including the registration form online at: http://www.redwingroots.com/fiddle/

By |May 25th, 2016|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments