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

Derby Dames Present Belmont Bruisers vs. Carolina Rollergirls

On August 12th , the Charlottesville Derby Dames present a roller derby double header between Charlottesville’s own Belmont Bruisers and All Stars as they take on the Carolina Rollergirls at Augusta Expoland. The bouts will be at 4:30 and 7:00pm. As always, this is a family friendly event. You can get your tickets in advance at Brown Paper Tickets or from your favorite Dame. Proceeds from the event benefit Freeze Bullying. More info on the event can be found here.


By |June 19th, 2017|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Blue Ridge Irish Music School Holds Summer Day Camp

The Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS) is dedicated to creating and fostering community through Irish music, song and dance. They are hosting a summer day camp for students ages 5-14 during the week of August 7-11. Students of all skill levels, including beginners, will learn Irish music, song, dance and more. Please visit for more information.

By |June 19th, 2017|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Music Camp for All Ages at The Front Porch

The Front Porch, a roots music school located in downtown Charlottesville, is hosting summer camps available for folks of all ages, including adults. Beginning in July, they have a range of options: for kids 7 and up, Mindful Musicians combines, art, music, yoga, and the outdoor for a creative experience. Then Devon Sproule and Matt Curreri are teaming up to offer songwriting and music recording camps for middle and high school students. There are also string band camps for old time music and bluegrass that are open to all ages and abilities. Front Porch encourages families to sign up together. You can learn more on their website,

By |June 19th, 2017|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hosts “Sunsets with Sentara”

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital invites you to join them for a night of live music and food at “Sunsets with Sentara” on Wednesday, July 26 at 5:30 p.m. You can relax on the lawn at Sentara Martha Jefferson with your family while you enjoy the sunset set to live music provided by Mama Tried. Refreshments will be available for purchase from Blue Ridge Pizza Co., Cote Rotie, Chick-Fil-A and Kona Ice, Devils Backbone Brewing Company as well as local wineries. To find out more click here.

By |June 19th, 2017|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

The Haven Holds Bengali Cooking Classes

The Haven Day Shelter for the Homeless in Charlottesville invites you to join Mahabuba’s Bengali Cooking Class fundraiser at The Haven, held every third Saturday from noon until 2:00pm. Mahabuba will demonstrate how to prepare several authentic Bengali dishes from scratch, and participants will share what they prepared together in The Haven dining room, every third Saturday. Participation is limited to 12 and all proceeds will go to The Haven Day Shelter and Housing Resource Center for people facing homelessness in our community. You can learn more and register for The Haven’s Bengali cooking class with Mahabuba by at


By |June 19th, 2017|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

‘Before the Flood’ Screening Presented by the Local Energy Alliance Program

The Local Energy Alliance Program is inviting you to a climate change event at The Paramount Theater on May 25th where you’ll enjoy a screening of National Geographic’s film Before the Flood starring Leonardo DiCaprio. More than a dozen Charlottesville non-profits and companies will be on hand to provide you with climate solutions and there will be a Q&A session after the movie with experts from NASA, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and the Southern Environmental Law Center. It’s a night that LEAP hopes will inspire and empower each of us to advance climate solutions – and to take action in our daily lives. Learn more here.

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