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.

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

 

Boxerwood Nature Center – Lord Nelson

July 27 2015, 10:47am
Categories: Community Connection

Hello, I’m Joe DiNardo from Boxerwood Nature Center. Lord Nelson, a five-piece indie rock band from Charlottesville, will give an outdoor concert at Boxerwood Nature Center on Friday, August 14. The group will perform from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on the meadow stage. They’re one of ten bands featured in Boxerwood’s series of “Music in the Garden” concerts scheduled for the second and fourth Fridays of the month through mid-September.  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 on our website, Boxerwood Facebook page, or 540-463-2697.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church & The Black Box Players: Much Ado About Nothing

July 23 2015, 11:54am
Categories: Community Connection

Aldersgate United Methodist Church and The Black Box Players present, Much Ado About Nothing. This Shakespeare play will be shown during eight performances from Thursday, July 30th through Sunday, August 9th. This presentation is fit for all ages. You can learn more about these performances, including ticket information, and our dinner theater night on August 8th online.

StreamWatch

July 23 2015, 11:52am
Categories: Community Connection

StreamWatch is looking for volunteers for the 2015 stream monitoring program.  This fall, we will monitor fifty sites located in the Rivanna River watershed. Volunteers are invited to attend an introductory training which will be occurring Saturday, September 5th at Ivy Creek Natural Area Education Building or Saturday, September 19th, from 10 AM until 3 PM at the Fluvanna County Public Library.  Volunteers will learn about the fundamentals of stream biological sampling—catching and identifying aquatic invertebrates for the purpose of evaluating water quality and stream health. For more information or to sign up for a training session click here,  or call 434-249-5306.

Frontier Culture Museum – American Roots Music Series

July 21 2015, 11:04am
Categories: Community Connection

Hi I’m Joe from the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton. This summer we present the American Roots Music Series under the Frontier Culture Museum’s pavilion. Throughout August we will showcase three different bluegrass bands.  On Sunday, August 2nd  we will feature Bud’s Collective. Then on the 16th it is East of Monroe followed by the Commonwealth Bluegrass Band on the 30th. The concert seating will be arranged for family style dinning. You can enjoy the tunes and food during the shows. More information on the American Roots Music Series, including music clips from each band.

Tuesday Tunes featuring Pretty Little Miss & Gallatin Canyon

July 18 2015, 3:32pm
Categories: Community Connection

Hi, I’m Katie Falcone from Ash Lawn-Highland, the home of President James Monroe. In coordination with The Front Porch Music School we present the last installment of our Tuesday Tunes music series. On August 11th at 7 pm, we will feature Pretty Little Miss and Gallatin Canyon. The public is invited to the show. Picnics, blankets, and chairs are welcome for this evening of regional bluegrass music. Albemarle Ciderworks, Devils Backbone Brewery, and local food trucks will also be available. For more information about Tuesday Tunes, including admission, 434-242-7012, Front Porch Cville , or Ash Lawn-Highland.

Ash Lawn-Highland: Albemarle County Fair

July 18 2015, 3:28pm
Categories: Community Connection

Hi, I’m Katie Falcone from Ash Lawn-Highland, the home of President James Monroe. Once again, we’re hosting the Albemarle County Fair: Thursday, July 30th through Saturday, August 1st. This three-day agricultural celebration brings family fun in an historic setting. You can enjoy farm animals, exhibits, live music, home arts contests, craft demonstrations and programs designed for the entire family. There will also be children’s rides, games and activities, and the Albemarle County Fair Queen Pageant. The fair is open from four to nine pm on Thursday, and from ten to nine on Friday and Saturday. More information about fair programming, or to submit an entry for a contest, here.

Blue Ridge Irish Music School – Jackie Daly & Matt Cranich

July 13 2015, 10:50am
Categories: Community Connection

Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS) 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 presents Irish musicians Jackie Daly on button accordion and Matt Cranitch on fiddle Saturday, July 25th, 7:00 p.m. at C’ville Coffee in Charlottesville.  The duo draw inspiration from their Irish home in the counties of Kerry & Cork. More information.

Gypsy Food Truck Roundup

July 7 2015, 11:01am
Categories: Community Connection

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Staunton Parks and Recreation is proud to present the first annual Gypsy Food Truck Roundup. Every 3rd Saturday from May to August, food trucks will gather near the Gypsy Hill Park Bandstand in Staunton from 12pm-5pm. Free event, simply pay for your food. Children’s activities and live music provided. Rain or shine.

On July 18, 17 food trucks will be present and musical guest Mark Hackley will provide live music from 1pm-4pm.

Blue Ridge Irish Music School – Jackie Daly & Matt Cranitch

June 30 2015, 8:51am
Categories: Community Connection

The Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS) 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 presents Irish musicians Jackie Daly on button accordion and Matt Cranitch on fiddle Saturday, July 25th, 7:00 p.m. at C’ville Coffee in Charlottesville.  The duo draw inspiration from their Irish home in the counties of Kerry & Cork. More information.

Blue Ridge Irish Music School – Jackie Daly & Matt Cranitch

June 30 2015, 8:48am
Categories: Community Connection

The Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS) 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 presents Irish musicians Jackie Daly on button accordion and Matt Cranitch on fiddle Saturday, July 25th, 7:00 p.m. at C’ville Coffee in Charlottesville.  The duo draw inspiration from their Irish home in the counties of Kerry & Cork. More information.

The Haven Cooking Series Fundraiser

June 30 2015, 8:37am
Categories: Community Connection

Hi I’m Eleis Lester from The Haven. The Haven is a safe and welcoming day shelter for the homeless and very poor of Central Virginia. Serving over 85 people daily, The Haven provides respite for the weary and transformation for the ready.  We present the Haven Cooking Series Fundraiser with proceeds benefiting the day shelter. This series occurs on the third Saturday of every month. he class is taught by Mahabuba Akhter and will focus on Bengali Indian cuisine. This series is sponsored by The Haven and Campus Kitchens at UVA. More information including pre-registration.

Summer Shakes – “Much Ado About Nothing”

June 30 2015, 8:33am
Categories: Community Connection

James River Art Council is sponsoring the Summer Shakes presentation of “Much Ado About Nothing” by William Shakespeare.  The Summer Shakes is a company of young actors committed to forming a supportive and encouraging atmosphere to study and perform Shakespeare’s plays through workshops, productions, and outreach within the community of Scottsville. This play is appropriate for all ages. There will be three performances: Friday, July 10 at 7:00 PM, Saturday, July 11 at 3:00 PM, and Sunday, July 12 at 3:00 PM. All performances will be held at Christ Church Fellowship Hall in Scottsville. More information including tickets available via Facebook.

Bastille Day Celebration

June 22 2015, 9:43am
Categories: Community Connection

 

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Bastille Day Celebration at Petit Pois with the Alliance Française of Charlottesville

Live French music, a classic three-course dinner, French games for the kids… if you’re looking for a night of culture and fun, join the Alliance Française of Charlottesville on July 14thfor a celebration of France’s Bastille Day! The festivities will be held at Petit Pois on 201 Main Street from 4pm to 8pm. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door, though students can join for $20 and children under 12 for $15. And every ticket comes with a free glass of wine! Venez Nombreux!

Endstation Theater Company – Counter/Top

June 22 2015, 9:29am
Categories: Community Connection

The Endstation Theater Company is committed to producing new works, reinterpretations of classical plays, and original theatrical productions for the Central Virginia community based on the historical, current, and cultural events specific to the area. We present Counter/Top, a new play inspired by Lynchburg’s Texas Inn. This dark comedy runs July 2 through July 12 at Lynchburg Parks and Recreation’s Miller Center. This play is intended for mature audiences only. More information about this show and other performances is available online.

Endstation Theater Company – Two Gentlemen of Virginia

June 20 2015, 9:20am
Categories: Community Connection

Endstation Theater Company is committed to producing new works, reinterpretations of classical plays, and original theatrical productions for the Central Virginia community based on the historical, current, and cultural events specific to the area. We present Two Gentlemen of Virginia, an original Shakespeare adaptation that combines Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, 1780’s democracy and 1980’s rock music. Finishing its run now through July 4 at Sweet Briar College. More information about this show and other performances is available online.

Our Community Place – Summer Lawn Jam

June 20 2015, 8:40am
Categories: Community Connection

We present the Summer Lawn Jam as a festival fundraiser for a kitchen renovation at Our Community Place. This year’s event begins at noon on Saturday, June 27th and features Shenandoah Valley musicians, including Bryan Elijah Smith, Regular Sauce, Many Nights Ahead, Kat & The Travelers, Greg Ward, and others. Lunch and dinner will be served and there will be volleyball, tie-dying, face-painting, and a lot more games for the whole family. There will also be a silent auction, a raffle, and other opportunities to donate for the kitchen renovation. More information is available online.

Fralin Art Museum – Family Art JAMS

June 20 2015, 8:37am
Categories: Community Connection

We present Family Art JAMs. These programs combine age-appropriate tours with hands-on art activities to connect children with the museum’s exhibition. During Family Art JAMs, adult family members serve as assistants, models, and collaborators. Families with young children are invited to attend Fun for the Young at The Fralin. Arts-related story time incorporates movement, play, and puppets. More information on all of the Museum’s offerings and programming calendar.

Fralin Museum of Art – Talks & Tours

June 20 2015, 8:33am
Categories: Community Connection

Hello, I’m Marilyn Wright from The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia.  We present two ways for you to explore your interests in art. On Tuesdays we present our Lunchtime Talks. these informal presentations are on aspects of the Museum’s collections and special exhibitions. We also hold Saturday Special Tours of exhibitions. During both of these programs attendees can learn more about the featured artist, their work, and have the opportunity to ask questions. More information on all of the Museum’s offerings and programming calendar.

Second Stage of Amherst

June 9 2015, 11:58am
Categories: Community Connection
Second Stage of Amherst is now at home in the former church, built in the 1800’s.  Citizens waged a three year campaign to save it from demolition and with a 5 year lease signed it is now open as a comprehensive community center for entrepreneurs, arts, and visitors of the county.  Located at 189 Washington st in downtown Amherst a burgeoning farmers’ market in its third year is open every Thursday from 4-6pm.  An open house and town meeting is scheduled for June 18th.  Contact them through www.secondstageamherst.org or visit them on Facebook.

 

Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum: Night at the Museum

June 9 2015, 11:57am
Categories: Community Connection

Hi I’m Lauren Maupin from the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum in Charlottesville. We present our summer series titled Night at the Museum. On Thursday June Eighteenth, we’re keeping our exhibitions open until 9 pm and opening up our backyard for live music by Bourbon Barrel Congress, local beer from Devil’s Backbone Brewery, and an assortment of Charlottesville food trucks, including the Australian Pie Guy. The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVa is the only museum of Australian Aboriginal art in the United States, and one of two in the world. It is located on Pantops next to Martha Jefferson Hospital. More information is available online.