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Culture Connection: March 20th – March 26th

In Charlottesville, the Ruffin Gallery at the University of Virginia presents work by Anna Hogg in an exhibit titled “Every Bit Unrending, Unreading”, on view until the end of the week.

In Richmond, the 1708 Gallery is showing an exhibit titled “Sadza Series”, a community-wide celebration of Zimbabwean food traditions and contemporary art through April 8th.

The Amherst County Museum and Historical Society in Lynchburg was recently nominated for the Virginia Association of Museums’ Top 10 Endangered Artifacts program, placing sixth on the list.

2023-03-15T14:50:27-04:00March 20th, 2023|

Hear Together: The Read Center

Most of the time, when people hear about services for literacy they assume they are only for children. However, The Read Center serves individuals ages eighteen and older who have low-level reading skills but want to make a difference in their lives and their family’s lives. We spoke with Nausha Brown Chavez, Advocacy Specialist for The Read Center in Richmond, for this Hear Together profile.

Having the courage to call is an inspiration. Needing the service and wanting to improve, wanting to fight against the odds, does not mean people should be ashamed. To change the mindsets of people who want to achieve their goals for themselves or for their families, you can make the call to utilize The Read Center’s services or volunteer to help better the lives of others. You can listen to the full segment at the audio link below and learn more on The Read Center’s website.

2023-03-15T15:05:28-04:00March 15th, 2023|

Community Connection: RPAA Legends on Grace

Richmond Performing Arts Alliance is a nonprofit located in downtown Richmond that supports the artists of today, nurtures the artists of tomorrow, and provides spaces for the arts to thrive. Legends on Grace: Nightcaps & Stories — a series of cabaret performances highlighting Virginia artists — continues with “I Would Die 4 U: A Musical Tribute to Prince”. You are welcome to join RPAA on Saturday, March 25th at 8PM for a performance featuring Richmond’s own Anthony Cosby, Jr.

More information is available at rpaalliance.com.

RPAA is a proud financial supporter of WNRN.

2023-03-15T15:01:43-04:00March 15th, 2023|

Community Connection: Better Housing Coalition

The Better Housing Coalition’s mission is to change lives and transform communities through high-quality, affordable housing. They are raising awareness of the need for affordable housing in the region, and welcome you to join for the sixth annual Stay Home RVA, their non-event gala, on Friday, March 24th.

Here’s how it works: Donors can stay home and make a tax-deductible contribution in lieu of attending a traditional gala event. Support for more affordable housing in the community can be shared on social media, with details in their custom toolkit. The coalition is also collaborating with local businesses, creating a Stay Home RVA playlist, and compiling recipes curated by local chefs.

More information is at stayhomerva.org.

2023-03-15T11:56:21-04:00March 15th, 2023|

Community Connection: Branch Museum of Architecture and Design

The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design is a nonprofit museum in Richmond that explores the impact of design in everyday life, inspiring individuals and communities to create a more equitable, beautiful, and productive future. 

On Friday evening, April 14th, the museum is hosting a Mad Hatter Garden Party with a live auction of design experiences and works from local designers and creatives. The Garden Party also includes installations by RVA Fashion week’s Emerging Designers and an award for the attendee with the most inventive hat. All proceeds benefit the Branch Museum and helps support local designers.

More information is available on their website, branchmuseum.org.

2023-03-15T15:14:39-04:00March 15th, 2023|

Community Connection: The Village School

The Village School, middle school for girls in Charlottesville, is a place for girls to discover their strengths, find their voices, and grow into confident, self-reliant, and intellectually curious learners.

The school is hosting the 12th annual Girls Excelling in Math Tournament at Walker Upper Elementary School on Saturday, April 29th. School-based teams of 4th through 8th grade girls across Charlottesville and Albemarle will come together to compete in solving math and engineering problems. Dr. Kathryn Thornton, faculty at UVA Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and member of the Astronaut Hall of Fame, will be a guest speaker.

The GEM Tournament aims to provide a fun, challenging mathematics experience for all Charlottesville girls that will spark a love of math that will stay with them throughout their lifetimes.

For more information, you can go to their website, villageschool.us, and click on “GEM.”

2023-03-15T15:17:01-04:00March 15th, 2023|

Community Connection: Virginia Arts Festival Perry Pavilion

Virginia Arts Festival is a nonprofit summer performing arts festival in Coastal Virginia that programs and runs Norfolk’s newest concert venue, the Perry Pavilion, for a full summer concert series! Things will kick off with Josh Ritter on May 7th and continue into June with artists like Sierra Hull and Valerie June.

More information is online at vafest.org.

Virginia Arts Festival is a proud financial supporter of WNRN.

2023-03-15T15:12:05-04:00March 15th, 2023|

Community Connection: Blue Ridge Free Clinic

The Blue Ridge Free Clinic in Harrisonburg is a nonprofit, all-volunteer clinic that offers a bridge to health, no cost medical care, and medication assistance to anyone in need. The clinic is hosting a Night of Musical Medicine benefit concert on Saturday, May 6th at Court Square Theater. All proceeds will support the Blue Ridge Free Clinic!

More information is available on the Court Square Theater website, or you can follow the Blue Ridge Free Clinic Facebook page.


2023-03-08T09:22:58-05:00March 7th, 2023|

Community Connection: Anicira Veterinary Center

Anicira Veterinary Center in Harrisonburg is a veterinary hospital that works to end animal suffering and provides accessible and affordable veterinary care. Through their assistance programs, they offer veterinary services for the most vulnerable pets in the community – those with nowhere else to go. Anicira’s Pet Food Pantry distributes thousands of nutritious meals to pets each month.

You can learn more about their veterinary services and assistance programs that support pet families on their website, anicira.org.

2023-03-08T09:25:35-05:00March 7th, 2023|

Community Connection: Court Square Theater

Court Square Theater is a nonprofit in Harrisonburg serving as the community’s performing arts venue and cinema.

The theater hosts live events such as community theater productions, multi-cultural events, dance recitals, live bluegrass concerts- as well as local and regional bands of varying genres, stand-up comedy shows, civic organization gatherings, world premieres, documentaries, award-winning films and independent movies. They have also launched an education component called ACT ONE, which includes summer camps for rising 1st-12th grade students as well as theatrical productions for adults and students.

These productions provide anyone from the community the opportunity to learn any aspect of stage production- performing and technical skills. The entire event calendar, casting calls, and more information is online at courtsquaretheater.org.

Court Square Theater is a proud financial supporter of WNRN.  

2023-03-08T09:28:13-05:00March 7th, 2023|