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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: 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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Community Connection: Virginia Institute of Autism

The Virginia Institute of Autism is a nonprofit in Charlottesville that is dedicated to providing compassionate, effective, evidence-based services for people with autism and their families across the region.

They are hosting a grand opening celebration for the Center for Adolescent and Adult Autism Services (CAAAS).

The event will take place on Tuesday, September 28 from 5:00-7:30 pm, and will include formal remarks, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and an open house.

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Community Connection: Sentara’s Women, Wine, & Wellness

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital in Charlottesville. They’re presenting the third annual Women, Wine & Wellness event at the Paramount Theater on the downtown mall. They welcome you to bring a friend and join them on Wednesday, October 20th at 6 p.m. for an evening of wine, hors d’oeuvres, and an opportunity to ask their expert panelists about resiliency and self-care. This event is open to the public but registration is required. You can register at Sentara.com, or by phone at 1-800-SENTARA.

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital is a proud financial supporter of WNRN.

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