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Community Connection: Endstation Theatre Company’s Summer Season

Endstation Theatre Company is proud to present their 18th Summer Season. Running June 13 through the 16 at Mayer Museum of Art, is their Playwright’s Initiative Reading Festival—five new plays about the central Virginian and Appalachian community. 

They also invite you to Summer at The Point, running June 20 through July 14 at Lynchburg Museum Systems Point of Honor will be William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, and Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan. Endstation Theatre Company at Randolph College is providing live, professional theatre outdoors and under the stars. 

Community Connection: Piedmont Environmental Council Annual Meeting

The Piedmont Environmental Council is an environmental nonprofit in Charlottesville and Warrenton that works to protect and restore the lands and waters of the Virginia Piedmont, while building stronger, more sustainable communities. 

They welcome you to join them for their Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 1st at the CODE building in downtown Charlottesville. There will be workshops on conservation and natural climate solutions, expanding public access and trails to the outdoors and data centers and our clean energy future.  

Community Connection: 38th Annual James River Batteau Festival

The Virginia Canals & Navigations Society is presenting the 38th annual James River Batteau Festival – an 8-day, 120-mile journey on the James River from Lynchburg to Maidens Landing.

The festival runs from Saturday June 15th through Saturday, June 22nd with food available at each stop.

They invite you to join them for this historical reenactment event at the stop in Scottsville on Wednesday, June 19th.

You can see the batteaux, enjoy food and music, and learn about the historical significance of these 18th century tobacco boats.

You can learn more, including vendor information, online at vacanals.org. 

Sense of Place, Athens: Nuçi’s Space on World Cafe

Nuçi Phillips left an indelible mark on Athens, Georgia. After the young musician died by suicide in 1996, his mother Linda Phillips established a non-profit in his name — to help other musicians find the mental health support they need. As part of World Cafe’s Sense of Place: Athens series, we visit Nuçi’s Space to find out how the non-profit has helped change the way Athens’ music community talks about mental health. That’s on the next World Cafe.

Shagwüf In-Studio Session

Shagwüf rocks the roof right off of WNRN’s Charlottesville studio in this In-Studio Session! Tune in Friday, May 17 at 3 p.m. as they share a performance and chat with Jeff before heading to Waynesboro to celebrate their 10-year-anniversary Sweet Freakshow at The Foundry at Basic City Beer Co.

We’ll have the full audio and videos from the session available here soon after it airs!

Grateful Dead and Phriends Playlist 5/11/24

Marc Smith and Ed Monde have hosted The Grateful Dead & Phriends for a long time, but love every minute of it. Marc and Ed are both diehard fans of Phish, Grateful Dead, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Umphreys McGee, Les Claypool, Widespread Panic, the Charlottesville music scene and many more. Please join the Grateful Dead and Phriends with Marc Smith and Ed Monde every Saturday from 9 a.m. – noon.