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Community Connection: Sierra Club Film Screening

The Sierra Club is one of the first and largest environmental organizations in the world. On Wednesday, July 14th, at 7 p.m., The Piedmont Group, Sierra Club is hosting a virtual screening of the video Seeding Change: The Power of Conscious Commerce. Seeding Change is about “triple bottom line” businesses that consider the social, environmental and financial impacts of their companies and address some of today’s most challenging issues. There will be a round table discussion about conscious commerce with local business owners at the end of the video.

You can find more information here: sierraclub.org/virginia/piedmont


2021-06-09T15:57:34-04:00June 9th, 2021|Community Connection|

Community Connection: OASIS Fine Art & Craft

OASIS Fine Art and Craft is a cooperative of about 3 dozen local artisans in Harrisonburg. They’re in their 21st year in the same spot: at the corner of Main and Water Streets.

OASIS was created so that artisans would have a local place to exhibit and sell their work. Their mission also includes mentoring new artisans, as well as community outreach.

They welcome you to join them for their special upcoming show. They were given 42 guitars by Yamaha, with the stipulation that the guitars could not be sold as musical instruments. So, they’re repurposing the guitars, which will be exhibited and sold later this summer. All proceeds will go to the Harrisonburg Music Teachers Association. Their goal is to provide 25 families with a musical instrument and six-months of instruction.

You can learn more at their website.

2021-06-07T13:45:00-04:00June 7th, 2021|Community Connection|

Community Connection: Second Home Learning Center

Second Home Learning Center is a nonprofit, community-supported child care facility serving school-aged kids in Harrisonburg City.
They are proud to present their 5th annual musical, The Lion King Jr., June 24-27th at Back Home on the Farm outdoor stage.
For more information, you can go to their website, or visit their Facebook.

2021-06-07T13:34:24-04:00June 7th, 2021|Community Connection|

Community Connection: Boys and Girls Club of Harrisonburg and Rockingham

The Boys and Girls Club of Harrisonburg and Rockingham is a nonprofit youth development organization whose mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need them the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
They welcome all youth, ages 5 to 18 to join their Summer Programs being held in Harrisonburg, Elkton, Grottoes, and Timberville. Programs begin June 21 and are open daily from 7 am to 5 pm.
During their program, Members will engage in programming emphasizing the three core areas of healthy lifestyles, citizenship, and academic success–and are supervised by trained, youth development professionals.
For more information, including rates and scholarship information, you can go to their website.

2021-05-19T10:41:27-04:00June 4th, 2021|Community Connection|

Community Connection: Crozet Independence Day Celebration

The Crozet Volunteer Fire Department invites you to attend the Crozet Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 3rd.

The event begins with the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department parade at 5PM on Crozet Avenue to Crozet Park, followed by live music by the local band Jacabone, children rides and games, food, local beer and cider, and finishing with fireworks at 9:30PM.

The event is sponsored by the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department, Crozet Community Association, Claudius Crozet Park, Crozet Lions Club, Life Journey Church, Crozet Board of Trade, and several other area civic groups, churches, and citizen volunteers. Any donations will go towards local civic organizations.

You can find more information here.


2021-06-03T14:45:39-04:00June 3rd, 2021|Community Connection|

Community Connection: National Outdoors Month

In celebration of National Outdoors Month, the Rivanna Trails Foundation in Charlottesville and Rockfish Valley Foundation in Nelson County are partnering with area breweries to collect donations in support of local trails throughout June.

If you like the outdoors, whether hiking, biking, birding, or simply enjoying the view of nature around the area, they welcome you to visit one of the participating establishments in Central Virginia. Beer Run, Kardinal Hall, Random Row, and Selvedge breweries will be supporting the Rivanna Trails Foundation, while Devils Backbone will be supporting the Rockfish Valley Foundation, which manages trails in the Nellysford/Old Wintergreen area.

You can find more information at rivannatrails.org or rockfishvalley.org.

2021-06-03T10:58:34-04:00June 3rd, 2021|Community Connection|

Community Connection: Montpelier Juneteenth Celebration

For the entire month of June, James Madison’s Montpelier will have a virtual celebration of Juneteenth to honor our ancestors and celebrate African American history, food, faith, music, family, and freedom. Activities include book talks, a documentary film screening, and a concert. On Juneteenth, Montpelier will be offering Enslaved Community Tours throughout the day, and the Mere Distinction of Colour exhibition, South Yard, and Gilmore Cabin will be open for all visitors. You can learn more here.

Montpelier is a proud financial supporter of WNRN.

2021-06-01T16:02:58-04:00June 1st, 2021|Community Connection|

Community Connection: Heifetz 25th Anniversary Festival of Concerts

The Heifetz International Music Institute is a nonprofit in Staunton dedicated to the artistic growth and career development of some of the most talented young classical musicians in the world, guiding them to better communicate, engage, and inspire their audiences. They’re hosting their 25th Anniversary Festival of Concerts from June 29th through August 6th, featuring 50 concerts in venues across Staunton and throughout the Shenandoah Valley. For more information, you can go to heifetzinstitute.org.



2021-05-26T14:54:39-04:00June 1st, 2021|Community Connection|

Hear Together: Full Circle Grief Center

As a school counselor, Allyson Drake worked with a number of students who were experiencing a loss or had a family member at home with a terminal illness. When she had trouble finding further grief support for her students in the community, she decided to start her own comprehensive grief resource center — Full Circle.  They provide individual and group counseling for adults and children starting at the age of three in Central Virginia. They also provide grief support trainings for organizations, nonprofits, schools, and corporations. We examine how Full Circle’s services have become even more crucial over the past year in this Hear Together profile. You can listen at the audio link below, and learn more on Full Circle’s website.


2021-05-28T11:43:36-04:00May 28th, 2021|Hear Together|

Community Connection: Rockfish Valley Foundation’s Old Wintergreen Days

The Rockfish Valley Foundation preserves the natural, historical, ecological, and agricultural resources of the Rockfish Valley. They’re presenting the 4th annual Old Wintergreen Days Outdoor Festival on the 4th of July 2021 11:00AM to 4:00PM.  They invite you to bring your entire family out to Old Wintergreen at the Rockfish Valley Foundation Park on Rt. 151 just south of Nellysford.  They’ll have having Old Time crafts, Living History, Story telling, Music, Demostrations, the Natural History Museum, a  BBQ Food Truck. There will also be a raffle for the chance to win a tour on an Antique Fire Truck. Proceeds will go to the Rockfish Valley Foundation for the upkeep of its park and trails.

2021-05-28T11:23:49-04:00May 28th, 2021|Community Connection|