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Community Connection

Community Connection2021-06-07T14:27:24-04:00

WNRN is proud to give our non-profit neighbors a venue to promote their causes and events. As part of the Community Connection series, we broadcast public service announcements for non-profits that are written in their words and recorded in their voice.

Creating a Community Connection is an easy process. To request a time to record your message, email dmoses@wnrn.org. During scheduling, you’ll be prompted to write a message outlining what you’d like to promote, which we’ll use as your script for recording. We look forward to working with you!

The rules:  Organizations profiled by WNRN or organizations whose information is broadcast within Hear Together/Community Connections must be a registered 501c3. If it is an event, WNRN requires at least a month’s advance notice to create a Community Connection for any event. If there is an admission or cost for the event, 100% of proceeds must benefit the nonprofit.  Hear Together/Community Connections is a non-partisan, non-biased feature and will not accept submissions from or conduct profiles of political organizations or activities representing or contributing to a specific political organization or political action committee. Hear Together/Community Connections is non-denominational and will not accept submissions from or conduct profiles of specific religious groups or fundraisers tied to specific religious groups or organizations. We will accept submissions that are inter-faith or multi-denominational that support the community at large in collaboration without promoting a specific religious group or activity related to funding a specific religion or religious group.

Community Connection News & Updates

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.

By |November 29th, 2021|Categories: Community Connection|Comments Off on Community Connection: Let There Be Light Exhibit In Memory of WNRN’s Culture Monkey, Beryl Solla

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.

By |November 29th, 2021|Categories: Community Connection|Comments Off on Piedmont Area Tennis Association Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

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. 

By |November 16th, 2021|Categories: Community Connection|Comments Off on Community Connection: The Front Porch Presents Miss Tess

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.

By |November 16th, 2021|Categories: Community Connection|Comments Off on Community Connection: 8th Annual Santa Fun Run & Walk

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.

By |November 16th, 2021|Categories: Community Connection|Comments Off on Community Connection: Music Resource Center Rummage Sale

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.

By |November 15th, 2021|Categories: Community Connection|Comments Off on Community Connection: Building Goodness Foundation