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Community Connection: Virginia Center for the Book

Virginia Center for the Book is welcoming more than 50 authors to Charlottesville for the Virginia Festival of the Book — Thursday, March 23rd to Sunday March 26th.

Whether you enjoy poetry, history, memoir, romance, sci-fi, thrillers, or even tarot cards, you can discover something for your reading list. There will be dozens of events for adults and kids, including a bestsellers’ panel at the Paramount Theater and horror stories in the dark at Camp Holiday Trails.

More information is on their website, vabook.org.

2023-02-21T10:50:27-05:00February 20th, 2023|

Community Connection: CARES Clinic

The Community Accessible Rehabilitative Exercise Services, or CARES Clinic, is a non-profit, pro-bono physical therapy clinic run by Doctor of Physical Therapy students with the goal of providing care to the uninsured community across the greater Richmond area.

More information about what they do and how to support the clinic is online at rampages.us/caresclinic.

2023-02-15T13:05:22-05:00February 15th, 2023|

Community Connection: Lexington Sunrise Rotary Club

The Lexington Sunrise Rotary Club is hosting the 46th Lexington Road and River Relay on Saturday, May 6th. This 16-mile course consists of running, riding and paddling legs and is open to solo participants or teams of up to 5 members. Proceeds from this event go towards helping people in the community with a focus on health and education.

More information and registration is online at lexvaroadandriverrelay.org.

2023-02-10T12:24:50-05:00February 10th, 2023|

Community Connection: Jefferson-Madison Regional Library

This March, the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library invites all Central Virginians to read and discuss The Book of Delights by Ross Gay, the 2023 Same Page Community Read selection.

This annual community-wide reading initiative gives book groups, classrooms, and individuals the opportunity to explore the themes of a single book by an author appearing at the Virginia Festival of the Book. Paperback copies of The Book of Delights are available at all JMRL branches and the Bookmobile while supplies last.

More about Same Page programs and events, including an appearance by Ross Gay, is at JMRL.org/samepage.

2023-02-08T09:29:47-05:00February 8th, 2023|

Community Connection: Vector Space

Vector Space is a nonprofit in Lynchburg that promotes hands-on learning and offers access to new tools and skills for makers of all ages. Vector Space is hosting Maker Faire Lynchburg in person on Sunday, March 26th on the campus of Randolph College. More than 40 different makers and booths will be set up sharing, selling, and demonstrating their craft with optional hands-on participation for the whole family.

More information is online at lynchburg.makerfaire.com

Vector Space is a proud financial supporter of WNRN.

2023-02-03T13:49:51-05:00February 3rd, 2023|

Community Connection: Kids Haven

Kids Haven: A Center for Grieving Children in Lynchburg is a local nonprofit dedicated to serving the unique needs of grieving children and their families through support and education. Kids Haven is currently providing peer-based grief support groups for children in Lynchburg-area schools, and every other Monday night.

If you are interested in receiving training to be a facilitator for a groups, or for more information on how you can support grieving children in the area, you can visit their website at kidshavenlynchburg.org.

2023-02-03T13:45:21-05:00February 3rd, 2023|

Community Connection: Rooster Walk

Rooster Walk invites you to bring your family and friends to the 13th annual Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival in Martinsville. Rooster Walk will take place over Memorial Day Weekend, May 25th through May 28th, at the scenic Pop’s Farm, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The family-friendly festival’s lineup features Greensky Bluegrass, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong — plus camping, outdoor adventures, healing arts, and food and drink.

Proceeds from the festival will go to a memorial scholarship fund, public school band programs and local charities. Roosterwalk.com has all the info, including the full band lineup.

Rooster Walk is a proud financial supporter of WNRN. 

2023-01-10T14:48:37-05:00February 1st, 2023|

Community Connection: Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA

Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is a nonprofit in Charlottesville working to advance the compassionate treatment of animals by providing sheltering, medical care, and behavioral services for dogs and cats; promoting permanent, caring homes; and furthering education and outreach.

The SPCA is hosting their 10th Annual bow-WOW-walk on Saturday, April 22nd! This 5K supports the animals and lifesaving programs at the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. This year’s event kicks off at Boar’s Head Resort with a competitive 5k run and a noncompetitive 5k walk, and will feature human and doggie entertainment, canine competitions, and treats for humans and pups. Registration begins at 9:00 am. The run will start at 10:30, followed by the walk at 11:00 and post-walk festivities from 11:30am-1pm.

More information about the bow-WOW-walk and their programs are online at caspca.org.

The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is a proud financial supporter of WNRN.

2023-01-23T10:52:50-05:00January 23rd, 2023|

Hear Together: St. Luke Legacy Center Foundation

St. Luke Legacy Center Foundation in Richmond was created to expand upon the legacy of Maggie Walker, the first woman to open and serve as president of a chartered bank in the United States. The nonprofit aims to strengthen communities by providing access to a wraparound model of culturally relevant and holistic programs and resources that meet the needs of an entire family.

They address mental, financial, physical, social-emotional, and community health by offering a wide array of services that range from cooking classes to alternative methods of healing such as yoga and acupuncture.

We spoke with Korinn Y. Carter, CEO and President of the St. Luke Legacy Center Foundation, and Nikki Shaw, CCO and co-founder, for this Hear Together profile. You can listen to the audio link below.

2023-01-03T13:14:34-05:00November 30th, 2022|

Amy Ray on World Cafe

Friday, November 18th at 6pm
Amy Ray can find hope in almost anything. On her latest solo album, If it All Goes South, the Indigo Girls member finds positivity and love in places other folks might give up on. On the next World Cafe, Amy Ray talks about why she’s chosen to stay in the South despite the political climate. Plus, live performances from this year’s AmericanaFest.

2022-11-21T10:10:27-05:00November 18th, 2022|