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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Lynch’s Landing hosts http://www.downtownlynchburg.com/ where you can learn all about what is happening in downtown Lynchburg. You can heck out upcoming events, read about downtown businesses, find out about new downtown living options, sign up for our downtown newsletter, and more. A way to explore downtown Lynchburg before your visit.
On August 6th , the Charlottesville Derby Dames present a roller derby double header between Charlottesville’s own Belmont Bruisers and the All Stars as they take on the Carolina Rollergirls from Raleigh, NC at Main Street Arena! The bouts will be at 4:30 and again at 7pm. As always this is a family friendly event! You can get your tickets in advance at Blue Moon Diner, Brown Paper Tickets, or from your favorite Dame. Proceeds from the event benefits Payton’s Project, an organization dedicated to bullying awareness. For more information, visit their website at http://www.charlottesvillederbydames.com/
Charlottesville Ballet will be casting local dancers ages 5 & up for roles in the professional production of “The Nutcracker” and we are excited to be offering auditions in Charlottesville on August 10th and Lynchburg on August 13th! The story follows a young girl named Clara, who receives a magical wooden nutcracker as a holiday gift. With the help of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Clara journeys through Lands of Snowflakes and Sweets. Dance experience is preferred, but not required. You can find more information about how to try out online, https://www.charlottesvilleballet.org/
Endstation Theatre Company in Lynchburg invites you to join them for their 10th anniversary summer season featuring two shows. First, they present Much Ado about Nothing at Randolph College’s Michels Plaza. You can watch William Shakespeare’s comedy with a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Each night, they will have a sample selection from local wineries. Then, they present Hank Williams: Lost Highway at the Randolph College Thoresen Theatre, which follows the rise and triumphs of the classic country singer. For more performance dates and more details about upcoming performances their website http://endstationtheatre.org/.
Literacy Volunteers are seeking volunteers to tutor adults in reading, writing, or speaking English. Students come from a variety of backgrounds, and they are hoping to acquire the skills they need to independently pursue life goals, support their families, and contribute to their communities. You can help these students achieve their goals by registering for New Tutor Training on Saturday, July 23 from 9:30am to 4:00pm. To register, call (434) 977-3838 or for more information click here to visit their website.
BLACK LIVES MATTER: A YOGA VIGIL FOR PEACE
This vigil is an opportunity for Charlottesville community members to engage in a peaceful practice and be with each other during this racially charged and challenging time. Join Eboni Bugg for a class that is both grounding and aims to harness our collective power for healing, growth and change.
The yoga class is one hour (7:00-8:00pm) and there will be time afterwards to view the current photography exhibit at the African American Heritage Center, Sheila Pree Bright’s 1960Now. All levels of yoga experience are welcome; including people trying yoga for the first time. This yoga vigil is offered by donation, and all donations will go to support the work of BlackLivesMatter.
About Eboni Bugg: Eboni Bugg is a Therapist & Community Programs Director at The Women’s Initiative, a partner agency at the Jefferson School City Center. She completed her Hatha Yoga training at Opal this spring and has additional certifications in Prenatal Yoga and Lifeforce Yoga for Depression & Anxiety. She is passionate about the physical and emotional benefits of mindful movement, breathing and meditation. In her practice, she helps people who are healing from trauma utilize these strategies to heal, grow and transform.
Three Charlottesville nonprofits (The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, The Women’s Initiative, Common Ground Healing Arts) are joining together to offer this yoga vigil which will take place in the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center on the second floor of the Jefferson School City Center. Parking is free. Participants are asked to please bring their own yoga mats (some will be available to borrow, but not enough for everyone), and ideally arrive between 6:30-6:45.