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 email@example.com. 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
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/
The Miller School of Albemarle Endurance Team Dinner and Auction is your chance to support the continued growth of MSA’s efforts to grow cycling opportunities in Virginia and the team, which is regarded as the nation’s premiere school-based junior development cycling program. This event is meant to bring together the cycling community to celebrate the year and raise funds to continue growing “the empire of cycling goodness” we have all helped build in Virginia. Join us for an evening of good food, good drink, and good conversation while having the opportunity to bid on exciting merchandise. Silent and live auction items will include signed jerseys from world-renowned cyclists, as well as options ranging from mountain home vacations to guided cycling tours.
Beginning at 6:00, the silent auction will open. Appetizers will be available and there will be two bars with local beers and wine on offer, along with other assorted beverages. A buffet dinner will open at 7:30, and there will be short talks from the program’s founder, Peter Hufnagel, and director, Andy Guptill, as well as several professional area cyclists. Several current supporters of the program will also be recognized and honored. There will be live auctions throughout the evening, and all silent auctions will close at 9:30 PM
All funds raised will go to support the further development of the network of trails on Miller School of Albemarle 1,600-acre campus. The trails serve as a venue for cycling and running events throughout the year. Additionally, the trails provide a practice “field” for the growing number of interscholastic mountain bike teams in the C’ville area. Additionally, funds will assist the team to perform needed equipment upgrades and maintenance, as well as improve the current service course.
The School is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization, and all donations, ticket/table purchases, and auction items are tax-deductible.
The Staunton Augusta Art Center presents its 50th Art in the Park at Gypsy Hill on Saturday, May 28 from 10am-5pm and on Sunday May 29 from noon-5pm. Live music plays from the bandstand every hour and children’s art activities are ongoing throughout the festival. There is no admission fee and everyone is welcome. Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, there is no charge for children’s interactive art activities. For more information, click here to visit their website or call: (540) 885-2028.
The Jefferson Choral Society will present a night of patriotic music to support the National D-Day Memorial Foundation, Saturday, May 28, 2016, 7 p.m. at the National D-Day Memorial, 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA 24523, (540) 586-DDAY or (540) 587-3619 or (800) 351-DDAY. The group will perform a stirring concert that will have guests on their feet celebrating the freedoms so many have fought and died to protect. The Memorial will remain open until 10:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale in April. Adults: $7.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door. Students ages 6-18: $5.00 in advance or $8.00 at the door. Children under 6 are free. Please bring your own chair. For more information visit- https://www.dday.org/
See the Memorial at dusk on this special Memorial Day weekend.
Boxerwood Nature Center invites you to join them this year for our fourth annual “Music in the Garden” concert series. Events are scheduled to take place on the second and fourth Fridays from May through August. Groups will perform from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on the Meadow Stage. There will also be a special Boxerwood fundraiser held by the Central Virginia Blues Society on Sunday August 7th from 1:00 to 4:00p.m. You can bring your own picnics, lawn chairs, blankets and kids. In the event of rain, the concert will be canceled. More information and weather updates can be found here: http://boxerwood.org/ or call (540) 463- 2697.
Beverley Street Studio School provides the community with the opportunity to explore the world of the visual arts through practice, professional instruction, and contact with practicing artists. They offer a variety of painting and drawing classes and workshops. To find out more information about classes and workshops, or to sign up for classes, visit their website: http://www.bssschool.org/