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Community Connection: 14th Annual Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival

You’re invited to bring your family and friends to the 14th Annual Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival in Martinsville, Virginia. Rooster Walk will take place over Memorial Day weekend, May 23rd through May 26th at the scenic Pop’s Farm in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The family-friendly festival’s lineup features Emmylou Harris, Corey Wong, Broke Mountain Bluegrass Band, and North Mississippi All-Stars, plus camping, outdoor adventures, healing arts, and food and drink.

Community Connection: BRIMS St. Paddy’s Day Event

Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS) in Charlottesville. BRIMS is hosting a “Get Ready for St. Paddy’s Day” family event at Albemarle Ciderworks on Sunday, March 10th, from 12:30-3:00 p.m.

This event will include live Irish music and dancing performed by BRIMS, face painting, activities for kids, an instrument petting zoo and more.

Community Connection: Wildrock Summer Camps

Wildrock is a nonprofit that promotes nature play through camps, field trips, and outreach programs because they believe that kids should be outside for their health and happiness.

They still have space remaining for 2024 summer camps at their Nature Play and Discovery Center in Crozet.

Community Connection: Blue Ridge Free Clinic Music Medical Benefit with Scott Miller

The Blue Ridge Free Clinic in Harrisonburg is a nonprofit, all-volunteer clinic that offers a bridge to health, medical for the uninsured in our community, and prescription assistance for anyone in need.

They are hosting a Night of Musical Medicine benefit concert with musical guest Scott Miller on Saturday, March 16th at the Loft on Liberty St. All proceeds will support medical services at the Blue Ridge Free Clinic!

Community Connection: VA Quilt Museum Great Community Give

The Virginia Quilt Museum is a nonprofit in Harrisonburg that cultivates and preserves the quilting arts in Virginia. They are participating in the seventh annual Great Community Give on Wednesday, April 17 and invite you to participate online at or by stopping by the museum.

Community Connection: Adagio House Summer Day Camp

Adagio House is a nonprofit in Harrisonburg that aims to reimagine care for caregivers and their loved ones living with disabilities.

They’re hosting their second annual summer day camp for people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities ages 13 to 25 from Monday through Thursday from June 10th through August 8th.

This day-long camp will feature music, visual arts and crafts, nature exploration, and more!

Community Connection: SOAR365 Ladybug Fund Wine Tasting & Silent Auction

SOAR365, a Richmond-based nonprofit that works to create life-fulfilling opportunities for individuals with disabilities is hosting their annual Ladybug Fund Wine Tasting and Silent Auction on Saturday, April 27th from 6-10PM. They welcome you to enjoy a wide selection of wine varieties from the world’s wine regions including Tuscany, the Rhone Valley, Napa Valley, Washington State and Oregon. While you eat and drink, you can listen to live jazz and learn more about how SOAR365 helps people with disabilities in our community. Proceeds from this event go towards programs for children and youth with disabilities.

Community Connection: craveABLEs Disability Employment

CraveABLEs, a new nonprofit serving the hearts and bellies of Lynchburg, provides supported employment for individuals with intellectual disabilities and aim to pave the way for inclusion—one scoop at a time.

Starting this April, they’ll be serving the community through our mobile ice cream trailer, followed by the opening of their storefront this summer. Customers will not only have the chance to purchase Homestead Creamery ice cream, but can also help change the lives of their employees!

Community Connection: Trillium Birth Center Open House

Trillium Collaborative’s mission is to provide accessible, holistic, individualized maternity care to families who value and desire it, by supporting Trillium House, Lynchburg’s only birth center. The birth center provides a unique setting where expecting mothers receive prenatal and postpartum care from our team of professional midwives; where they can take part in classes and workshops to help prepare them for birth; and a place where they can give birth, in one of three birth suites.

They’re hosting an Open House at Trillium House on Saturday, April 21st, from 1 to 5pm and welcome you to join them if you would like to know more about community options for birth and pregnancy care, or if you are just curious about what happens at a birth center. They’ll have midwives there to answer your questions and light refreshments to snack on.

Community Connection: Free Clinic of Central Virginia 5k

The Free Clinic of Central Virginia is a non-profit located in downtown Lynchburg that offers medical and dental health services to the uninsured and underinsured community.

The Free Clinic of Central Virginia is having their 2nd annual Colon Cancer 5k on Saturday, March 23rd at Peaks View Park! They invite you to run (or walk) alongside them because they believe “No One Fights Alone” in the battle against cancer.

Proceeds from their 5k will go towards Free Clinic services and the promotion of early cancer screenings for early detection.