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 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

Local Food Hub To Celebrate Farm to School Week

The Local Food Hub is a nonprofit organization that partners with Virginia farmers to increase community access to local food. They will celebrate Virginia Farm to School Week, October 2-6, by supplying area public and private schools with fresh, farm sourced fruits, vegetables, meats, and other products grown and harvested by Central Virginia family farmers. They will also provide complementary educational activities to students with the goal of strengthening the connection among students to their food. For more information or ways to support,

By |August 8th, 2017|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

BBQ Competition to Benefit James River Boys & Girls Club

The 2nd Annual BBQ on the Bend Competition will benefit the James River Boys & Girls Club. This people’s choice competition will feature 8 teams smoking up some of their pulled pork for you to try and rate your favorite. It will be held on Saturday, September 23rd at the Reeling & Rafting campground next to the Scottsville public boat landing.  Cookers will begin their smoking on Friday night and the gates will open to the public at 11am on Saturday. Throughout the day they will have raffle prizes and live music. 

By |August 8th, 2017|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Cville Pride To Host Annual Festival

Cville Pride Community Network will host their 6th annual Cville Pride Festival on Sept. 16th, from 11-7 at the Sprint Pavilion. There’s something a children’s area, with a giant moon bounce and more; a beer and wine garden with food trucks; over 50 vendors representing businesses and organizations, special offers, and interactive activities. There will also be Pride merchandise, music, dance, and drag entertainment all day long. There will be a party featuring a DJ dance party, a hip-hop showcase, singer-songwriters and breakdancers, rock bands, and several drag shows, headlined by Miss Symone Bishop, Miss South Carolina Pride. You can see the full list of events and details about the festival at

By |August 8th, 2017|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Rockfish Valley Foundation Celebrates New Children’s Trail and Exhibit

Rockfish Valley Foundation is celebrating their Children’s Nature Trail and Natural History Center with its new exhibit “Naturally Nelson” with an event on Sunday, September 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Nature stations will have guided tours, the new mud kitchen and swing area will open in Spruce Creek Park, and there will be a watermelon seed spitting contest. A ribbin cutting will be held at 2pm. Kona ice cream truck will be there from 1:30 to 3:30. The event will be held at 1368 Rockfish Valley Highway, just north of Bold Rock Cider, in Nelson on RT 151. The Rockfish Valley Foundation seeks to share the environment with children and their families. More information on

By |August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Stony Point Volunteer Fire Company to Host 5K and Family Event

Stony Point Volunteer Fire Company is hosting their annual FIREHOSE 5K & Pancake Fundraiser. The event will be held on August 26th from 8am-10:30am at the Stony Point Ruritan. The day starts with their Firehouse 5K, admission, times and details are found here. Following the FIREHOUSE 5K they will have Touch A Truck, a chance to try on firefighter gear, and their will be pancakes available from the Stony Point Ruritan.

By |July 30th, 2017|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Open Auditions for the Nutcracker with Charlottesville Ballet

The Charlottesville Ballet is hosting open community auditions for their annual production of the holiday classic: “The Nutcracker.” Auditioning is open to all students in the community, ages five and up, and will take place in the Charlottesville Ballet studios on Tuesday, August 15. A separate Lynchburg audition will be held on Saturday, September 9 at the Central Virginia Ballet studios. You can learn more about auditioning, and “The Nutcracker,” at 

By |July 20th, 2017|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments