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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: Sierra Club Film Screening

The Sierra Club is one of the first and largest environmental organizations in the world. On Wednesday, July 14th, at 7 p.m., The Piedmont Group, Sierra Club is hosting a virtual screening of the video Seeding Change: The Power of Conscious Commerce. Seeding Change is about “triple bottom line” businesses that consider the social, environmental and financial impacts of their companies and address some of today’s most challenging issues. There will be a round table discussion about conscious commerce with local business owners at the end of the video.

You can find more information here: sierraclub.org/virginia/piedmont

 

By |June 9th, 2021|Categories: Community Connection|Comments Off on Community Connection: Sierra Club Film Screening

Community Connection: OASIS Fine Art & Craft

OASIS Fine Art and Craft is a cooperative of about 3 dozen local artisans in Harrisonburg. They’re in their 21st year in the same spot: at the corner of Main and Water Streets.

OASIS was created so that artisans would have a local place to exhibit and sell their work. Their mission also includes mentoring new artisans, as well as community outreach.

They welcome you to join them for their special upcoming show. They were given 42 guitars by Yamaha, with the stipulation that the guitars could not be sold as musical instruments. So, they’re repurposing the guitars, which will be exhibited and sold later this summer. All proceeds will go to the Harrisonburg Music Teachers Association. Their goal is to provide 25 families with a musical instrument and six-months of instruction.

You can learn more at their website.

By |June 7th, 2021|Categories: Community Connection|Comments Off on Community Connection: OASIS Fine Art & Craft

Community Connection: Second Home Learning Center

Second Home Learning Center is a nonprofit, community-supported child care facility serving school-aged kids in Harrisonburg City.
They are proud to present their 5th annual musical, The Lion King Jr., June 24-27th at Back Home on the Farm outdoor stage.
For more information, you can go to their website, or visit their Facebook.

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Community Connection: Boys and Girls Club of Harrisonburg and Rockingham

The Boys and Girls Club of Harrisonburg and Rockingham is a nonprofit youth development organization whose mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need them the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
They welcome all youth, ages 5 to 18 to join their Summer Programs being held in Harrisonburg, Elkton, Grottoes, and Timberville. Programs begin June 21 and are open daily from 7 am to 5 pm.
During their program, Members will engage in programming emphasizing the three core areas of healthy lifestyles, citizenship, and academic success–and are supervised by trained, youth development professionals.
For more information, including rates and scholarship information, you can go to their website.

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Community Connection: Crozet Independence Day Celebration

The Crozet Volunteer Fire Department invites you to attend the Crozet Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 3rd.

The event begins with the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department parade at 5PM on Crozet Avenue to Crozet Park, followed by live music by the local band Jacabone, children rides and games, food, local beer and cider, and finishing with fireworks at 9:30PM.

The event is sponsored by the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department, Crozet Community Association, Claudius Crozet Park, Crozet Lions Club, Life Journey Church, Crozet Board of Trade, and several other area civic groups, churches, and citizen volunteers. Any donations will go towards local civic organizations.

You can find more information here.

 

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Community Connection: National Outdoors Month

In celebration of National Outdoors Month, the Rivanna Trails Foundation in Charlottesville and Rockfish Valley Foundation in Nelson County are partnering with area breweries to collect donations in support of local trails throughout June.

If you like the outdoors, whether hiking, biking, birding, or simply enjoying the view of nature around the area, they welcome you to visit one of the participating establishments in Central Virginia. Beer Run, Kardinal Hall, Random Row, and Selvedge breweries will be supporting the Rivanna Trails Foundation, while Devils Backbone will be supporting the Rockfish Valley Foundation, which manages trails in the Nellysford/Old Wintergreen area.

You can find more information at rivannatrails.org or rockfishvalley.org.

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