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Hear Together: Giving Words

Giving Words is a nonprofit that facilitates access to transportation by gifting cars and providing car repairs at little to no cost for single parents

Community Connection: Zephyrus Christmas program

Zephyrus, Central Virginia’s early music vocal ensemble is a Charlottesville-based non-profit dedicated to the study and performance of music from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras. To mark the 400th anniversary of William Byrd’s death, Zephyrus presents a Christmas program with music by Byrd and his teacher, colleague, and friend, Thomas Tallis, called An English Renaissance Christmas: Music by Tallis & Byrd. Together they showcase the best seasonal music from the golden age of English Renaissance music. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 8th, at St. Paul’s Memorial Church in Charlottesville, and at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 9th, at Trinity Episcopal Church Charlottesville. You can find complete concert information online at, on Facebook, or by calling 434-963-4690.  Both concert venues are wheelchair accessible.

Community Connection: The Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS) Holiday Showcase

The Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS) on Sunday, December 17th, is presenting a Holiday Showcase of Irish music, dance and song at 2:00PM at the Haven in downtown Charlottesville. This showcase will include performances by BRIMS students ages 5-adult and is open to the public. More information is online at 

Community Connection: The Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS)

The Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS) on Saturday, December 2nd, is hosting fiddler Brian Conway and guitar player Don Penzien for afternoon workshops followed by an evening house concert of Irish fiddle and guitar. The fiddle and guitar workshops will take place from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Charlottesville Band Building. The the concert will start at 7:00PM. More information is online at

Community Connection: Girls on the Run Central Virginia and Blue Ridge

Girls on the Run Central Virginia and Blue Ridge are currently in their 18th year of bringing this life-changing program to the girls in their communities, and have served over 13,000 participants.  With your help, they look forward to helping even more girls reach their limitless potential this year and beyond. They are back in more schools this Spring and will be in need of volunteer coaches. The coaches lead small teams of 8-15 participants, over a period of ten weeks, through lessons that nurture physical and emotional health while training to complete a 5K. Their Spring season will begin in early February. If you are interested in bringing Girls on the Run to your location, volunteering as a coach, or registering your child for one of our programs, you can visit: 

Community Connection: Local Food Hub

The Local Food Hub, a Charlottesville based non-profit dedicated to strengthening our local food system through our commitment to local farmers and equitable food access. This year, they boosted their local economy and served nearly 400 community residents through our Fresh Farmacy program. Next year, they hope to double down on their efforts to alleviate hunger and promote nutrition, all while supporting local farms, and you can join them! Now through December 31st, they invite you to help them harvest hope, nourish communities and plan for the future.  More information is online at local Local Food Hub is a proud financial supporter of WNRN.