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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: Montpelier Juneteenth Celebration

For the entire month of June, James Madison’s Montpelier will have a virtual celebration of Juneteenth to honor our ancestors and celebrate African American history, food, faith, music, family, and freedom. Activities include book talks, a documentary film screening, and a concert. On Juneteenth, Montpelier will be offering Enslaved Community Tours throughout the day, and the Mere Distinction of Colour exhibition, South Yard, and Gilmore Cabin will be open for all visitors. You can learn more here.

Montpelier is a proud financial supporter of WNRN.

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Community Connection: Heifetz 25th Anniversary Festival of Concerts

The Heifetz International Music Institute is a nonprofit in Staunton dedicated to the artistic growth and career development of some of the most talented young classical musicians in the world, guiding them to better communicate, engage, and inspire their audiences. They’re hosting their 25th Anniversary Festival of Concerts from June 29th through August 6th, featuring 50 concerts in venues across Staunton and throughout the Shenandoah Valley. For more information, you can go to heifetzinstitute.org.

 

 

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Community Connection: Rockfish Valley Foundation’s Old Wintergreen Days

The Rockfish Valley Foundation preserves the natural, historical, ecological, and agricultural resources of the Rockfish Valley. They’re presenting the 4th annual Old Wintergreen Days Outdoor Festival on the 4th of July 2021 11:00AM to 4:00PM.  They invite you to bring your entire family out to Old Wintergreen at the Rockfish Valley Foundation Park on Rt. 151 just south of Nellysford.  They’ll have having Old Time crafts, Living History, Story telling, Music, Demostrations, the Natural History Museum, a  BBQ Food Truck. There will also be a raffle for the chance to win a tour on an Antique Fire Truck. Proceeds will go to the Rockfish Valley Foundation for the upkeep of its park and trails.

By |May 28th, 2021|Categories: Community Connection|Comments Off on Community Connection: Rockfish Valley Foundation’s Old Wintergreen Days

Community Connection: Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels of Charlottesville/Albemarle is a nonprofit that delivers hot meals to people throughout Charlottesville and Albemarle County who are vulnerable to hunger and isolation because of decreased mobility. Their mission is to improve the health, support, independence and dignity of our homebound neighbors. They offer many volunteer opportunities for people of all ages, from driving, to packing meals, and helping with events. You can learn more at cvillemeals.org.

 

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Community Connection: CFF Brewer’s Ball

Since 2014, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Virginia’s Finest and Brewers Ball unTapped campaign has recognized standout young professionals and craft breweries and restaurants across the Commonwealth.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the fight to treat and cure cystic fibrosis: a?rare, genetic disease that shortens the lives of children and young adults and makes breathing difficult. Much progress has been made. 50 years ago, the median life expectancy for someone with CF was just four years old — now, the median age is in the 40s. However, as of today, there is still NO CURE for cystic fibrosis.

They invite you to tune in for the Brewers Ball unTAPPED event on Friday, July 23rd, at 7 pm.

Brewers Ball unTapped will bring our community together virtually to recognize our Virginia’s Finest Honorees across the Commonwealth. Attendees can Bid for a Cure, enjoy music, and more. Virtual tickets are available and include a six-pack of 65 Roses Hibiscus Blonde Ale, brewed exclusively for this event by Three Notch’d Brewing Company, to enjoy while tuning in from home.

You can learn more at finest.cff.org or by calling 804.527.1500.

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Community Connection: Hospice of the Piedmont

On Tuesday, June 22nd, at 1 p.m., Hospice of the Piedmont is hosting a virtual event, “Community Conversations: Finding your Way after a Life-Limiting Diagnosis.” This talk will feature a conversation with local entrepreneur and commercial real estate broker Bob Kahn, who was diagnosed with stage 4 terminal pancreatic cancer in December of 2020.

During this one-hour live online event, Bob will be joined by Hospice of the Piedmont’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tim Short, and palliative care nurse practitioner Ashleigh Bergstrom, in an honest and brave conversation about his life-affirming path after receiving a terminal diagnosis. Viewers will be able to ask questions of a panel including Mr. Kahn and other clinical staff. You can learn more here: hopva.org.

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