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Hear Together: Shenandoah LGBTQ Center

Built on a model of community collaboration, the Shenandoah LGBTQ Center has centered the voices of LGBTQ people in the valley since its inception. From the initial community listening conversations in 2018 came a wide variety of support services, including peer support groups, affirming healthcare referral, a queer resource library, and many more.

For this Hear Together profile, we spoke with executive director AnhThu Nguyen, who is committed to expanding the center’s support network throughout the Shenandoah Valley, to address the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ people across the communities of the commonwealth. You can listen at the audio link below, and learn more about the Shenandoah LGBTQ Center at their website.

2022-05-20T14:14:31-04:00May 20th, 2022|

Community Connection: Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA

The Rockingham Harrisonburg SPCA is a local nonprofit and serving the people and the homeless pets for the larger Rockingham-Harrisonburg community.  Each year, they take in over 2,500 dogs and cats, making them the Valley’s busiest animal rescue or shelter.  Their mission is to create a community free of pet homelessness and animal suffering through adoption and advocacy.

They would like to invite you to Summer Jam, Sunday, July 3rd, at the Massanutten Resort. Gates open at 5pm. The event will feature live music, kids’ activities, beer & wine, food trucks, and fireworks at 10 pm! All proceeds from the event benefit the Rockingham/Harrisonburg SPCA. To purchase tickets, or learn more about RHSPCA’s volunteer and foster opportunities, you can visit their website at rhspca.org.

2022-05-20T11:55:58-04:00May 20th, 2022|

Community Connection: VCU Massey Cancer Center

The VCU Massey Cancer Center in Richmond is a leader in the national fight against cancer and in driving cancer research, prevention and care to fight women’s, and all, cancers. Women and Wellness has a 27-year history of women empowering women in the cancer fight and has raised $5 million to advance research and clinical trials that deliver tomorrow’s treatments to cancer patients today.

They invite you to join for this year’s Women and Wellness event at The Jefferson Hotel in downtown Richmond on Wednesday, June 15th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. You can enjoy a cocktail reception, research updates, and the opportunity to mingle (with social distancing measures in place), while helping to fight cancer.One in three women and one in two men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. But, we are making progress.

More information about the June 15th event – which is open to both men and women – is online at masseycancercenter.org/women-and-wellness. At Massey, they are imagining a future without cancer. And together, we can make it a reality. One event. One breakthrough. One more life saved at a time.

2022-05-18T17:29:22-04:00May 18th, 2022|

Community Connection: Wilton House Museum

Wilton House Museum is a historic house museum in Richmond that tells a truly Virginian story from the 18th century to the modern day. This year, they are back to hosting Jammin’ on the James, an outdoor summer concert series. The 3 concerts will take place on the second Saturday of June, July, and August with music starting at 6:00 pm.

They welcome you to join on Saturday, June 11th for Paulo Franco & The Freightliners; on Saturday, July 9th for The Whiskey Rebellion; and on Saturday, August 13th for Poisoned Dwarf. Proceeds benefit the historic house and its preservation.

For more information, you can go to their website, wiltonhousemuseum.org. Wilton House Museum is a proud financial supporter of WNRN.

2022-05-20T14:31:40-04:00May 18th, 2022|

Community Connection: Wintergreen Music

The Wintergreen Music Festival runs Wednesday, July 6th through Sunday, July 31st at Wintergreen Resort and neighboring wineries and cideries — including Valley Road Vineyards, Bold Rock Hard Cider, and Veritas Vineyards & Winery. During the Festival, you and your family can spend mornings getting to know the music and their Festival Artists in podcast-style coffee talks. We welcome you to spend afternoons hiking, golfing, playing tennis, checking out a rehearsal or masterclass, or spending time at one of their partner wineries or cideries. Almost every evening in July, you can enjoy chamber music, jazz, bluegrass, tango, or full symphony orchestra in the open-air performance venue perched on the mountaintop. Audiences can experience the Festival for a day, a weekend, or the entire month of July.

Proceeds go toward their mission to inspire, educate, and welcome audiences, students, and professional musicians alike through the transformative power of music. For more information, you can visit wintergreen-music.org or follow them @WintergreenMusic. Wintergreen Music is a proud financial supporter of WNRN.

2022-05-18T17:20:42-04:00May 18th, 2022|

Community Connection: Project Yoga Richmond

Project Yoga Richmond is a nonprofit dedicated to making yoga affordable and accessible to everyone. They believe yoga has the power to heal and strengthen individuals and, in turn, transform whole communities. Project Yoga Richmond offers pay-what-you-can yoga classes as well as outreach programs that serve youth, teens, seniors, children and adults with disabilities, individuals in recovery, incarcerated men and women, domestic violence and human trafficking survivors, and more.
They invite you to join for weekly pop-up yoga classes all across Richmond.
This fall season they’re offering weekly classes in Church Hill, Scott’s Addition, The Museum District, Manchester, Carytown, The Fan, Glenside, and more. You can register online at projectyogarichmond.org/classes. Any donations will go toward their outreach programs, helping to expand access to the healing power of yoga.

2022-05-18T17:16:40-04:00May 18th, 2022|

Community Connection: Blue Ridge Irish Music School

The Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS) is excited to announce 2 upcoming concerts! On Friday, June 10th, they’re partnering with Thistlerock Farm to present a benefit concert for Ukraine featuring a performance by the Celtic rock band Scythian. On Wednesday, June 15th, BRIMS presents Irish music with guitarist and singer John Doyle and accordion player and singer Mick McAuley at Potter’s Craft Cider.

You can find more information and tickets online at brimstunes.org

2022-05-18T17:08:37-04:00May 18th, 2022|

Free Weekly Download: The Afghan Whigs’ “The Getaway”

The Afghan Whigs “The Getaway” is this week’s Free Download at WNRN.org. After five years, The Afghan Whigs return with an album announcement. How Do You Burn? is set to release on September 9.

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2022-05-18T10:54:49-04:00May 17th, 2022|

Community Connection: Massanutten Regional Library

Serving the city of Harrisonburg and Page and Rockingham Counties, Massanutten Regional Library is presenting their annual Summer Reading Program – a chance to join with others and celebrate the joy of reading. Themed “Oceans of Possibilities,” the Summer Reading Program is for readers of all ages and runs from Monday, June 6th through Sunday, July 31st.

They invite you to sign up and track your reading alongside MRL this summer and participate in our local programs and events, which are each designed to foster a love of reading and literacy skills. You can learn more about the Summer Reading Program at any of MRL’s seven library branches or online at their website.

2022-04-20T13:34:36-04:00May 15th, 2022|

WNRN’s May New Album Previews

WNRN is dedicated to bringing you the best new music. Each month, we’ll be giving you the scoop on new albums coming out from your favorite artists and ones you haven’t heard yet. Plus, some commentary from the artists on the making of or inspirations for their new records. Tune in on the first Friday of each month for the Monthly Album Preview!


2022-05-05T14:28:11-04:00May 6th, 2022|