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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: Blue Ridge Irish Music School

The Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS) is welcoming the Karan Casey Trio to the stage on Thursday, September 8th, at 7:30 pm at the Haven in downtown Charlottesville. Legendary folk and traditional Irish singer Karan Casey will be joined by Niamh Dunne on vocals and fiddle, and multi instrumentalist Sean Óg Graham on guitar and vocals, both of the Irish band Beoga.

You can visit brimstunes.org for tickets and more details.

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Community Connection: Free Union Country School

The Free Union Country School is an independent elementary school serving children from preschool to 5th grade in the Charlottesville area. They believe that natural curiosity, creativity, and eagerness to explore are powerful forces that drive learning. In 2024, Free Union will celebrate 40 years of education, providing an academic and social foundation which serve students today, and into their future. To learn more about Free Union Country School, and its approach to teaching and learning, you can call the school, or visit their website.

Free Union Country School is a proud financial supporter of WNRN.

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Community Connection: Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center in Charlottesville is partnering with Ebenezer Baptist Church, The Fortune Shop and Hurt City DJ’s to host a Back to School Bash on the front lawn of JSAAHC on Saturday, August 20th from Noon to 4p.m. After receiving their school supplies at the pavilion, they invite families to gather on the yard for Black business vendors, food, games, music and community. You can find more information by visiting the events page of their website.

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Community Connection: Allegheny Mountain Institute

The Allegheny Mountain Institute is a nonprofit organization that works to cultivate healthy communities through food and education. They invite you to attend their Open House on Saturday, August 20, from 1-5pm at the Allegheny Farm in western Highland County.

While there, you can explore their farm campus and enjoy a day in the mountains. AMI Fellows will guide you on tours, explain their growing practices, and provide information about their 18-month Farm and Food System Fellowship. They will share the work they’re doing to integrate farming, nutritious vegetables, and education into food systems and outreach initiatives in our area schools and hospitals.

There will be farm-fresh appetizers and produce grown on-site for purchase. More information is online at amifellows.org.

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Community Connection: Richmond SPCA

The Richmond SPCA is a nonprofit, no-kill humane society in Richmond, saving the lives of about 4,000 homeless dogs and cats annually.

This year’s Richmond Brunch Weekend, on September 10th and 11th, will benefit the animals in their care and the programs they deliver to the community. Proceeds from more than 20 participating restaurants and food trucks will go towards the Richmond SPCA.

More information, including the full list of participating restaurants, can be found online at richmondbrunchweekend.com.

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Community Connection: Greater Richmond Bar Foundation

The Greater Richmond Bar Foundation is a nonprofit in Richmond that promotes access to justice by connecting individuals and nonprofits in need of legal help with lawyers who do pro bono work.  

They invite you to the 7th annual Lawyerpalooza, a fundraiser concert featuring Max Power, Fevered Train and McVizzy, all of which are bands with lawyers. This year’s event is on Thursday, August 18th from 6 to 10 PM at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond.

For more information, you can go to grbf.org/events and click on the link for Lawyerpalooza.

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