Community Connection

Community Connection: Botanical Garden of the Piedmont

Botanical Garden of the Piedmont is a local nonprofit located next door to Charlottesville High School. Their core values are: Inspiring connection, learning, and joy through nature. You and your family are invited to their Fall Festival on Saturday, October 28th from 10am-1pm where they’ll be hosting kids’ art and literacy activities, outdoor yoga classes for adults or children, a flower arranging workshop, and more. Information is available on their website or by contacting them at .

Botanical Garden of the Piedmont is a proud financial supporter of WNRN. 

2023-09-28T14:03:02-04:00September 28th, 2023|

Community Connection: Wildrock

Wildrock, a nonprofit promoting nature play for health and happiness, is hosting their Annual Children’s Festival Down by the Bog at the Booker T. Washington Park off Preston Avenue in Charlottesville on Sunday, October 22nd from 2-4PM. There will be a scavenger hunt in the bog garden, story time, nature play stations, bouquet making, kona ice, yoga and more. This event is family centered. More information is available on their website.

2023-09-28T13:55:59-04:00September 28th, 2023|

Community Connection: Virginia Capital Trail Foundation

Virginia Capital Trail Foundation in Richmond is hosting their annual Fall fundraiser: the Rocketts Landing Cap Trail 10m & 5k presented by Dominion Energy on Saturday, October 28th. You are invited to run or walk 10 miles or 5 kilometers on the Virginia Capital Trail along the James River. The event begins and ends at Stone Brewing where you can enjoy a beverage after the race. Registration also includes an event t-shirt, water stops, and a Costume Contest and top finisher prizes. Proceeds from the Cap Trail 10m & 5k help protect, promote, and enhance the Virginia Capital Trail. For more information or to register, you can visit

2023-09-25T12:06:27-04:00September 25th, 2023|

Community Connection: Fry’s Spring Next Century

The band We Are Star Children and the Fry’s Spring Beach Club are here to tell you about the Centennial Show in the Fry’s Spring Beach Club ballroom in Charlottesville on Saturday, October 14th!

We Are Star Children will be joined by the Elby Brass Band and Matt Curreri. This event is open to everyone. All proceeds go to the nonprofit Fry’s Spring Next Century as it raises funds for FSBC Summer Camp, Membership and Swim Team Scholarships. In 2022, Fry’s Spring Next Century helped grant 204 summer camp scholarships and 60 membership scholarships in an effort to make the club more accessible. All are welcome to help continue to make a difference in the community. More information is available on FSBC’s website at

2023-09-25T12:01:16-04:00September 25th, 2023|

Community Connection: Charlottesville E-bike Lending Library

Charlottesville E-bike Lending Library is a non-profit working to expand access to electric bicycles in the Charlottesville area. They are hosting an e-bike demo event on Sunday, October 8th at Tonsler Park, from 2-4 p.m. Local e-bike riders will be bringing out their e-bikes, and everybody is welcome to stop by, ask questions, and test-ride some bikes. There will be commuter bikes, folding bikes, and cargo bikes that can carry a load of groceries or even a passenger. More information is online at

2023-09-25T11:54:20-04:00September 25th, 2023|

Community Connection: Lynchburg Grows

Lynchburg Grows works with the community to provide access to healthy food and purposeful jobs to people with disabilities. To find out more about their work, you can visit their website.

Lynchburg Grows is a proud financial supporter of WNRN.

2023-09-19T18:55:18-04:00September 19th, 2023|

Community Connection: Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels is a nonprofit that nourishes the needs of all ages and incomes in the greater Lynchburg area. With each delivery, they are providing nourishing meals and essential connections. Meals on Wheels is celebrating several major milestones: in October, they will deliver their 3 millionth meal and in 2024 they will celebrate their 50th anniversary. With over 42 routes, serving almost 600 daily meals, they rely on the generosity of volunteers who donate their time. You can visit their website to learn more about the organization or how to become a volunteer.

2023-09-19T18:50:46-04:00September 19th, 2023|

Community Connection: Miriam’s House

Miriam’s House of Lynchburg is a local nonprofit with a mission to end homelessness and rebuild lives. In 2022, they served 462 homeless neighbors by placing them in stable housing and providing them with support to remain housed. On Giving Tuesday, November 28th, Miriam’s House is hosting Home for the Holidays, a philanthropic evening of dinner and dancing. Proceeds from the fundraiser will ensure that every family in the community has a place to call home this holiday season and for all the seasons to come. You can learn more online at

2023-09-20T12:40:37-04:00September 19th, 2023|

Community Connection: Oakland School

Oakland School, located just outside of Charlottesville and 50 minutes from Richmond, is hosting its first ever Fall Fest on Saturday, October 14th and you are invited to join them for an autumnal evening of barbecue, oysters, drinks, live music, and family-friendly activities. Proceeds from this event benefit Oakland School and Summer camp, which has helped thousands of children discover new pathways to achieving success for nearly 75 years. To purchase tickets for the October 14th Fall Fest, or for more information about Oakland School programs, you can visit

2023-09-19T17:55:42-04:00September 19th, 2023|

Community Connection: DisruptHR/Charlottesville

DisruptHR/Charlottesville will be hosted on Tuesday, October 3rd from 5-8 p.m. at Live Arts on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall. Since 2018, the DisruptHR/Charlottesville team has organized an annual showcase aiming to empower attendees with smart, perspective-shifting talks about the future of work. All ticket and concession sales will be donated to Computers4Kids to help strengthen their STEM-based mentoring program and prepare the Charlottesville area youth for brighter futures. More information is online at or on Eventbrite.

2023-09-19T17:48:08-04:00September 19th, 2023|