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Community Connection: Virginia Canals & Navigations Society

The Virginia Canals & Navigations Society is presenting the 37th annual James River Batteau Festival, an 8-day 120-mile journey on the James River from Lynchburg to Maidens Landing. The festival runs from Saturday June 18th through Saturday, June 25th with food available at each stop. They invite you to join them for this historical reenactment event at the stop in Scottsville on Wednesday, June 22nd. You can see the batteaus, enjoy food and music, and learn about the historical significance of these 18th century tobacco boats.  

You can learn more, including vendor information, online at vacanals.org.

2022-05-12T13:25:07-04:00May 18th, 2022|

Culture Connection: May 16th – May 22nd

At Art Works in Richmond, the natural and interpretive series “Outside Your Door” by Mike Bily will be showing through May 21st.

In Charlottesville, Second Street Gallery is showing the work of hard-line abstract painter Christina Flowers titled “Community Lost and Found”.

Located on the campus of Washington & Lee in Lexington, the Staniar Gallery highlights Kathleen Olson’s “Retrospective” until May 26th. As a retired professor of art at Washington & Lee, Kathleen has curated an immersive experience for her students, traveling with them to Italy during spring semesters for creative inspiration and art and culture appreciation.

2022-05-09T13:38:24-04:00May 16th, 2022|

Community Connection: The Front Porch

The Front Porch is a nonprofit dedicated to connecting everyone through music. Guests are invited to two evenings with renowned guitarist and songwriter Tim O’Brien on Wednesday, June 8th Thursday, June 9th.

More information can be found online at frontporchcville.org.

2022-04-23T11:05:59-04:00May 15th, 2022|

Community Connection: Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro Tutoring Network

The Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro Tutoring Network is a nonprofit that supports the needs of students in the community. They strive to address the increased learning and achievement gap in education brought on by the pandemic. To help families who cannot afford private tutoring, the network offers academic support to students K-12 [at no cost], including assistance with homework assignments, test preparation and the re-enforcement of skills needed for success in the classroom.

Along with the Shenandoah Valley Kiwanis Club, the Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro Tutoring Network is hosting a contest to find the Coolest Pet in the Shenandoah Valley throughout the month of May. All pet owners are invited to enter their pets in the contest. Proceeds will go towards helping the SAW Tutoring Network expand its offering to students in need of academic assistance.

Find more information and contest rules online or by checking out the Shenandoah Valley Kiwanis Club on Facebook.

2022-04-23T10:56:34-04:00May 1st, 2022|

Community Connection: Community Climate Collaborative

The Community Climate Collaborative is a nonprofit in Charlottesville that aims to elevate climate action, policy, advocacy, and equity at the community level. Area residents are invited to join in their new Make Your Own Impact campaign in an effort to reduce carbon footprints and have a positive impact on the community.

After joining, you’ll receive a downloadable guide of LEARN it, VOICE it, DO it actions to reduce emissions; access to an online community of changemakers (in a platform called Circle) for support; and more — in order to help make the community a better, more sustainable and just place to live, work and play! The campaign will run throughout 2022 with events both online and in-person.

For more information, go to their website.

2022-04-27T21:30:12-04:00May 1st, 2022|

Community Connection: Loaves & Fishes

Loaves & Fishes is Charlottesville’s largest free food resource for low-wealth community members. Loaves & Fishes gives out a 10-day supply of nutritious food for each household member at every visit, can accommodate a range of cultural and dietary needs, and people can visit two times each month. In 2021, they provided 2 million pounds of food to more than 50,000 individuals from Charlottesville and all surrounding counties.

Loaves & Fishes is co-hosting “Market Mondays” at The Dairy Market in Charlottesville throughout the month of May. They will be on site at Dairy Market Mondays throughout May between 11am-1pm and 6-8 pm, sharing what they do, showing examples of the food they give out, and ways to get involved.

You also can learn more on their website, or by following them on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

2022-04-28T00:17:40-04:00May 1st, 2022|

Judy Collins on World Cafe

Friday, April 29th at 6pm
Judy Collins has made a lot of other songwriters famous. She began her career singing other people’s songs, turning American audiences onto artists like Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell with her hit covers. But over the years, she’s also developed her own songwriting voice, and on her latest album – her 29th – every single song is a Judy Collins original… for the very first time. She’ll tell us all about it on the next World Cafe.

2022-04-26T19:04:56-04:00April 29th, 2022|

Magdalena Bay Mini-Concert on World Cafe

Thursday, April 28th at 6pm
Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin formed Magdalena Bay in 2016 while attending college. The synth pop duo developed a following online due to their entertaining YouTube and TikTok videos, where they stream music and video games. In 2021, they released their debut album Mercurial World. We’ll hear a mini-concert with Magdalena Bay on the next World Cafe.

2022-04-28T23:05:24-04:00April 28th, 2022|

Community Connection: Rotary Club Richmond

The Rotary Club of Richmond is a community service nonprofit founded in 1913 with a commitment to improving the community through providing grants to nonprofit organizations and volunteering hours to serve those in need. As a member of Rotary International, they are hosting a campaign in support of ShelterBox, who provides shelter and other essential items to 4.6 million Ukrainian refugees who have fled the fighting both inside and outside their country.

To learn more about how you can help the people of Ukraine, go to their website.


2022-04-27T21:17:38-04:00April 27th, 2022|

World Cafe 30th Anniversary Show

Wednesday, April 27th at 6pm
On the next 30th Anniversary edition of the World Cafe, host Stephen Kallao dives into the vault to pull out the first visit from Fiona Apple, back in 1996. She’d just released her groundbreaking debut, Tidal. Plus, a conversation with Questlove of The Roots. The chat gets a little weird when Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon crashes the interview. Plus, another 30 under 30 Artist is unveiled.

2022-04-26T19:06:27-04:00April 27th, 2022|