Community Connection

Community Connection2021-06-07T14:27:24-04:00

WNRN is proud to give our non-profit neighbors a venue to promote their causes and events. As part of the Community Connection series, we broadcast public service announcements for non-profits that are written in their words and recorded in their voice.

Creating a Community Connection is an easy process. To request a time to record your message, email dmoses@wnrn.org. During scheduling, you’ll be prompted to write a message outlining what you’d like to promote, which we’ll use as your script for recording. We look forward to working with you!

The rules:  Organizations profiled by WNRN or organizations whose information is broadcast within Hear Together/Community Connections must be a registered 501c3. If it is an event, WNRN requires at least a month’s advance notice to create a Community Connection for any event. If there is an admission or cost for the event, 100% of proceeds must benefit the nonprofit.  Hear Together/Community Connections is a non-partisan, non-biased feature and will not accept submissions from or conduct profiles of political organizations or activities representing or contributing to a specific political organization or political action committee. Hear Together/Community Connections is non-denominational and will not accept submissions from or conduct profiles of specific religious groups or fundraisers tied to specific religious groups or organizations. We will accept submissions that are inter-faith or multi-denominational that support the community at large in collaboration without promoting a specific religious group or activity related to funding a specific religion or religious group.

Community Connection News & Updates

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 piedmontgarden.org or by contacting them at rsvp@piedmontgarden.org .

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

By |September 28th, 2023|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

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.

By |September 28th, 2023|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

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 virginiacapitaltrail.org/captrailrun.

By |September 25th, 2023|Categories: Community Connection|Comments Off on Community Connection: Virginia Capital Trail Foundation

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 frysspring.org.

By |September 25th, 2023|Categories: Community Connection|Comments Off on Community Connection: Fry’s Spring Next Century

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 ebikelibrarycville.org.

By |September 25th, 2023|Categories: Community Connection|Comments Off on Community Connection: Charlottesville E-bike Lending Library

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.

By |September 19th, 2023|Categories: Community Connection|Comments Off on Community Connection: Lynchburg Grows