Community Connection

Community Connection: Community Climate Collaborative

The Community Climate Collaborative catalyzes climate action with community-based solutions. They work with residents, businesses, and local governments to reduce climate emissions and address energy and transit inequities.

They invite you to join them at one of their Fall Energy Clinics running now through November at select locations — to get acquainted with your energy bill, learn why it might be costing you too much, and how to reduce those bills.

For more information, you can go to their website.

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Community Connection: CultureWorks

CultureWorks is a nonprofit in Richmond committed to strengthening artists and arts and culture organizations to increase their impact in our region.

They’re presenting the sixth year of artoberVA, from October 1st through 31st. artoberVA is a month-long celebration of arts and culture throughout RVA and the Tri-Cities. Their online calendar shines a light on the breadth and depth of accessible arts and cultural experiences, events, and collaborations throughout our region! artoberVA is for everyone – building and elevating a more accessible and inclusive arts and culture community; bringing hope and healing to our Region!

You can learn more online at their website.

CultureWorks is a proud financial supporter of WNRN.

2021-09-15T20:48:00-04:00September 15th, 2021|

Community Connection: RVA Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Richmond is hosting a Downtown Throwdown at Kanawha Plaza in the heart of downtown Richmond on Thursday, September 30th.  They invite you to join them for this outside event featuring music by Jackass Flats, dinner by Mission BBQ and beverages.

All proceeds will benefit work force development initiatives in the greater Richmond area that help individuals gain necessary skills to work in a trade.  Not everyone pursues a college path and we aim to support non-profits in the community that are helping students gain valuable work skills in the trades.

Tickets and information can be found on their website.

2021-09-15T09:39:51-04:00September 15th, 2021|

Community Connection: Imani Works

Imani Works is a nonprofit human rights advocacy group located in Nasons. They welcome you and your entire family to join them for The Thang: The Affrolachian On-Time Music Gathering, an outdoor cultural event that celebrates Black string band musicians, Appalachian music, and our allies of all genres. Because two of your 30 basic human rights are: the right to culture, and the right to play.

This in-person and virtual music festival will run from 6PM-8PM each evening Wednesday, September 22nd through Friday, September 24th. You can watch online or attend in person at their farm location at 19362 Constitution Hwy in Nasons just east of Orange, near the municipal airport.

All proceed for the event go to Imani Works’ Musicians Mutual Aid Fund.

You can find more information, along with the virtual watch link on their website.

2021-09-02T15:33:07-04:00September 2nd, 2021|

Community Connection: Sadie Rose Foundation

The Sadie Rose Foundation is a nonprofit in Dayton that provides non-clinical peer support for those grieving the death of a loved one.

They offer group meetings and one-on-one support.

For more information, you can go to their website.

2021-09-02T15:29:08-04:00September 2nd, 2021|

Community Connection: Rivanna Conservation Alliance

The Rivanna Conservation Alliance is a non-profit based in Charlottesville working to conserve the Rivanna River and its tributaries through water quality monitoring, restoration, education, and advocacy.

If you are concerned about trash and plastics in our waterways, or just looking for a way to give back to our community, they invite you to join them for the 2nd annual Rivanna River Round-Up community watershed cleanup. This event will be held on Saturday, September 25th, and will include guided cleanups both on land and in the water. You can even register your own cleanup to receive supplies and support.

Registration takes place through their website at rivannariver.org.

2021-09-02T15:26:07-04:00September 2nd, 2021|

Community Connection: Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer’s and other dementias have impacted, or will impact many of us.

The Alzheimer’s Association provides funding for research to prevent, treat and one day cure Alzheimer’s and other dementias. They also provide services, resources and support to our families impacted by these devastating diseases.

To raise awareness and to help fund the work the Alzheimer’s Association is doing for our community, they are hosting their annual walk on Saturday, November 6th at 10 a.m. beginning at the CFA Institute on East High Street in Downtown Charlottesville.

They hope you will support, join or start a team for this year’s walk. The next brain saved may be yours.

For more information, you can go the Walk’s Website at alz.org/walk.


2021-09-02T15:57:54-04:00September 2nd, 2021|

Community Connection: Dark Skies, Bright Kids

Dark Skies, Bright Kids is an outreach organization from the UVA Astronomy Department whose core mission is to bring astronomy activities to elementary school kids throughout Virginia.

They invite you to their 11th Annual Central Virginia Star Party on Saturday, September 25 at Albemarle Ciderworks starting at 6:30 pm. They welcome all members of the community to come star-gaze through telescopes, go on a night sky constellation tour, hear astronomy-themed talks, enjoy cider tastings, and much more.

This event will be outdoors and they will be observing the CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19. You can learn more about the organization and the Star Party on their website.

2021-09-02T15:59:08-04:00September 2nd, 2021|

Community Connection: Fry’s Spring Beach Club

Fry’s Spring Beach Club is excited to celebrate their 100 year anniversary on Saturday, October 2. Their centennial concert will take place outside on their grounds and feature local big acts We Are Star Children, Chamomile & Whiskey, and Love Canon.

The music starts at 5 PM and all are welcome. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go to Fry’s Spring Next Century to raise money for FSBC Scholarships. You can learn more at www.frysspring.org.

2021-09-02T15:58:50-04:00September 2nd, 2021|

Community Connection: Botanical Garden of the Piedmont

The Botanical Garden of the Piedmont in Charlottesville welcomes you to join them virtually on Thursdays in September at 7:00 PM for the Ian Robertson Legacy Lectureship – The Healing Properties of Nature.

For more information, including ticket details and a list of speakers, you can go to their website. All proceeds benefit the Garden, where their mission is to educate and inspire through the beauty and importance of plants, to advance sustainability, to engage in nature, and to promote human and environmental well-being.

2021-09-02T15:58:37-04:00September 2nd, 2021|