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Community Connection: Let There Be Light Exhibit In Memory of WNRN’s Culture Monkey, Beryl Solla

PVCC’s 15th annual Let There Be Light features light-centered art installations and performances on two different dates in two different locations.

They welcome you to join them on Friday, December 10th, from 6-9 PM, at Piedmont Virginia Community College and Saturday, December 11th, from 6-9 PM in downtown Charlottesville and surrounding neighborhoods. The exhibit is open to the public and attendees are invited to come as an ”enlightened being” decorated in light.

This year’s event is in memory of Beryl Solla, co-organizer of Let There Be Light for 14 years, and WNRN’s Culture Monkey. Highlights will include Her Light Shines On (a tribute to Beryl Solla) by Diana Hale, Veronica Jackson’s Illuminating BLM and Centering Black Joy, and a performance by MICE – Mobile Interactive Computer Ensemble.

You can find more information and a map of community exhibit locations here.

2021-11-29T14:10:14-05:00November 29th, 2021|

Piedmont Area Tennis Association Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

The Piedmont Area Tennis Association is bringing both junior and adult Wheelchair Tennis players from around the country to Charlottesville for their first wheelchair tennis tournament, taking place at the sports club at Boar’s Head Resort from Friday December 17th through Sunday December 19th.

David Wagner, a nine-time wheelchair tennis grand slam champion ranked third in the world, will fly in from California for this event.

They’re in need of ball persons and greeters throughout the weekend. You can go to patatennis.org if you would like to volunteer.

2021-11-29T13:32:46-05:00November 29th, 2021|

Community Connection: The Front Porch Presents Miss Tess

The Front Porch is a nonprofit in Charlottesville dedicated to connecting everyone through music.

On Friday, December 3rd, they invite you to a concert with Miss Tess, a Nashville artist bringing an array of vintage blues, country, and jazz.

You can find ticketing information here: frontporchcville.org.

The Front Porch is a proud financial supporter of WNRN. 

2021-11-16T16:08:14-05:00November 16th, 2021|

Community Connection: 8th Annual Santa Fun Run & Walk

The Arc of the Piedmont is a nonprofit in Charlottesville and surrounding counties that ensures the inclusion and participation of all people with developmental disabilities and their families through programs and services.

They invite you to bring your friends and family out to the 8th Annual Santa Fun Run and Walk on Saturday, December 4th at 11 a.m. kicking off in front of the TING Pavilion on the historic Downtown Mall in Charlottesville.

Santa Suites and Elf hats are included – and they will have coffee, hot chocolate and candy canes for everyone.

Proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards building a future where all people with developmental disabilities and their families experience their best lives possible.

You can learn more and register as an individual or as a team online here.

2021-11-16T13:43:08-05:00November 16th, 2021|

Community Connection: Music Resource Center Rummage Sale

The Music Resource Center is an after-school non-profit that fosters the youth of Charlottesville through music. The Music Resource Center is a safe, diverse, and creative community where teens in 6th-12th grade can learn, grow, and make music together.  The MRC is affordable to all.

On Saturday, December 11th, they’re hosting a rummage sale from 10am-1pm at the Music Resource Center. They welcome you to join them for deals on drums, amps, guitars, and more!

This is the perfect opportunity for those looking for repair parts, beginner instruments, and improving your audio set-up. The proceeds from the rummage sale help support the MRC’s programming.

You can learn more about the event on their website or Facebook page.

2021-11-16T13:39:32-05:00November 16th, 2021|

Hear Together: Charlottesville Area Riding Therapy (CART)

Charlottesville Area Riding Therapy (CART) is a therapeutic riding program that serves children and adults with special needs in Charlottesville and surrounding areas. With 8-week sessions taking place in the Spring, Summer, and Fall, clients can groom the horses before entering the ring to complete obstacle courses and work on exercises that allow them to grow together with the horse.

CART’s Sarah Daly gave us a tour of the barn for this Hear Together profile. You can listen at the audio link below and visit CART’s website to learn how to volunteer or enroll in a session.

2021-11-16T13:26:41-05:00November 16th, 2021|

Community Connection: Building Goodness Foundation

Building Goodness Foundation is a nonprofit construction organization based in Charlottesville. For more than 20 years, Building Goodness Foundation has been building community and improving lives for thousands of people here in Central Virginia and around the world.

They continue to operate our C’ville Builds fund, which offers renovations and repairs for local nonprofits, small businesses and low-income homeowners. As the end of the year approaches, they invite you to join them in their work to create spaces for healing, for hope, and for building better futures.

Together, we can build a stronger, healthier, and more equitable Charlottesville.

You can visit buildinggoodness.org to learn more about how you can support C’ville Builds and Building Goodness in our work to build communities and improve lives.

2021-11-15T15:48:54-05:00November 15th, 2021|

Community Connection: Three Notch’d Road Baroque Ensemble Anniversary Celebration

Three Notch’d Road: The Virginia Baroque Ensemble is a nonprofit based in Charlottesville that seeks to enrich the culture of Central Virginia through historically informed performances that reveal the beauty of early music. They are presenting the second concert of their season, “Shepherd’s Star: An Anniversary Celebration,” in Charlottesville, Richmond, Staunton, and Waynesboro Thursday, December 9th through Sunday, December 12th.

The concert will feature Christmas and audience favorites to mark the tenth anniversary of their founding. They invite you to hear music from America, Germany, England, and France from their Shepherd’s Star album and their very first performance in October 2011. You can find more information here: tnrbaroque.org.

2021-11-15T15:45:44-05:00November 15th, 2021|

Community Connection: Artspace

Artspace is a nonprofit gallery that promotes the understanding and awareness of contemporary visual and performing arts. The gallery is open to the public at their new location in the Stratford Hills Shopping Center in Richmond with hours starting daily at 11am.

Beginning in late January, their 2022 programming will include solo and group shows, several juried exhibitions including Radius 250, their ninth biennial regional event, as well as art classes, workshops and lectures.

You can find more information here: artspacegallery dot org.

2021-11-12T12:39:12-05:00November 12th, 2021|

Community Connection: Cavalier Robotics

Cavalier Robotics is a competitive high school robotics team based in Charlottesville.  Their mission is to explore STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) through hands-on team experience. They compete against other FIRST teams all across the country.

They’re seeking high school members and adult mentors interested in programming, design, entrepreneurship, electronics, engineering, and the basics of machining. You can find more information here: carobotics.org.

2021-11-09T15:14:09-05:00November 9th, 2021|