Public Service Announcements

Talk on United Nations Association goals
Category: 
Events
Expires: October 22, 2017
Sponsor: United Nations Association

The United Nations Association will hold a free and open meeting Sunday, October 22, at 3 p.m., at the Unitarian Church, 717 Rugby Road, in Charlottesville. Mr. Troy G. Wolfe, Senior Director of UNA Education Programs, will present “Global Goals, Local Leaders, UN Day, 2017.” A reception will follow. Details at una-brc.avenue.org. Or Contact Susan Roberts, 434-409-0264, or by e-mail at sgwroberts@gmail.com.

Baha'i Light of Unity Festival
Category: 
Events
Expires: October 22, 2017
Sponsor: Baha'i Faith

Members of the Bahá’í (bah-HIGH) faith in the greater Charlottesville area invite you to their Light of Unity Festival celebrating the 200th birthday of Bahá’u’lláh (bah-HAH-oo-lah) the prophet - founder of their faith. The free public event includes a movie and refreshments. The date is Sunday, October 22nd, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., at Piedmont Virginia Community College’s Dickinson theater. For details, visit BahaiCharlottesville.org.

Concert by Fire women's ensemble
Category: 
Music
Expires: October 22, 2017
Sponsor: Fire, women's a capella chamber ensemble

Fire, a women’s a cappella chamber ensemble, will offer a program of music by Mozart, Kodaly, and Sato, and featuring the premiere of “Beloved, God’s Chosen” by Alice Parker. The concert will be at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, October 22nd, at First Presbyterian Church, Charlottesville. The concert is free, open to the public, and benefits PACEM, the organization that provides shelter and support services to our homeless neighbors during the colder months of the year. For more information go online to FireSingsCharlottesville.Wordpress.com.

Lulu Miller and Wes Swing: Making Sense of the World
Category: 
Events
Expires: October 22, 2017
Sponsor: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Lulu Miller, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities fellow and creator of NPR's hit podcast Invisibilia, joins Charlottesville's cello sweetheart Wes Swing at 6 p.m. on Sunday Oct. 22 at The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative in Charlottesville, for an evening of existential, electro-acoustic adventure. Miller will read an excerpt from her forthcoming book, Why Fish Don't Exist and refreshments will be available for purchase. The event is free but RSVP is requested by going to virginiahumanities.org.

Tuesday Evening Concert Series features Kutik and Myer
Category: 
Music
Expires: October 24, 2017
Sponsor: Tuesday Evening Concert Series

Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik and pianist Spencer Myer will join forces to perform works by Mendelssohn, Bloch, Debussy, Franck, and Ravel on Tuesday, October 24th, at 7:30 p.m. As part of the Tuesday Evening Concert Series, the concert will be in the University of Virginia’s Cabell Hall Auditorium. For details, go online to tecs.org. Tickets are available at artsboxoffice.virginia.edu.

Class on how to safely prepare and serve food.
Category: 
Events
Expires: October 25, 2017
Sponsor: Cville/Albemarle Health Department
In an effort to help community members learn how to safely prepare and serve food, the Thomas Jefferson Health District’s Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department will host a free Safe Food Handling Class on Wednesday, October 25th, from 5:30  to 8:00 p.m. The class is for anyone who shops, prepares, or serves food to the public, including food-service industry workers and anyone who cooks and serves food at festivals, fairs, farmers markets, schools, faith-based organizations, and civic groups.  Participants should reserve their space in advance by contacting Archer Campbell at 434-972-6219.
Forum on the pros and cons of fracking
Category: 
Events
Expires: October 27, 2017
Sponsor: Garden Club of Virginia

The Garden Club of Virginia presents the 59th Conservation Forum "Fracking in Virginia: From All Perspectives" on Friday, October 27th from 8:30AM to 12:30PM. Speakers will address the current status of hydraulic fracking in our state, followed by a balanced discussion on impacts to our economy, water, and health. This event is free and open to the public and all points of view are welcome. For more information, call 434-979-1333.

Annual Spirit Walks benefit historical society
Category: 
Events
Expires: October 27, 2017
Sponsor: Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society

The annual Spirit Walk benefiting Charlottesville's Historical Society is in two parts: On Friday, October 27th, tour histoic Maplewood Cemetery and meet former residents who now rest there. And on Saturday, the 28th, step back in time as you are guided through Charlottesville's historic Court Square. Included in this tour is a trial held inside the Albemarle County Court House, well-known to Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. Tours depart every 15 minutes both days starting at 6 p.m. and last approximately 75 minutes. Tickets are now on sale. For more information, go online to AlbemarleHistory.org.

Bazaar/Silent Auction at Ivy Creek United Methodist Church
Category: 
Events
Expires: October 28, 2017
Sponsor: Ivy Creek United Methodist Church

The Ivy Creek United Methodist Church is holding a "Bazaar, Holiday Crafts, Country Store, Bake Sale, White Elephant, BBQ, Brunswick Stew, and Silent Auction" on Saturday, October 28th, from 9 to 3, at 674 Woodlands Rd, Charlottesville. For details, call 434-973-4793 or e-mail ivycreekumc@gmail.com or go to ivycreekumc.org.

Hallowe'en Ballroom Dance
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: October 28, 2017
Sponsor: USA Dance Charlottesville Chapter

You're invited to a Hallowe'en Ballroom Dance on Saturday, October 28 at Unity Charlottesville Ballroom for Latin, Nightclub and Swing Dance! No partners are necessary, costumes are encouraged but not required - prizes for the best costumes! Beginners are welcome - doors open at 7:30pm. Soft-soled shoes are required. For more information visit usadancecville.org or email usadancecville@gmail.com

Grammy winning guitarist Bill Mize
Category: 
Music
Expires: October 28, 2017
Sponsor: Prism Coffeehouse
The Prism Coffeehouse is delighted to welcome the return of Grammy winning guitarist Bill Mize on Saturday, October 28, for a 7 pm concert at C'Ville Coffee, located at 1301 Harris Street in Charlottesville.  Mize is a past winner of the National Fingerstyle Guitar Competition at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, and has been featured on the popular guitar compilations “Windham Hill Guitar Sampler” by Windham Hill Records and “Masters of the Acoustic Guitar” by Narada Records.  For additional information, including how to get tickets for this October 28 concert, visit PrismCoffeehouse DOT org, or call 434-978-4335.
Exhibitions running October 3 - 29.
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: October 29, 2017
Sponsor: McGuffey Art Center

The McGuffey Art Center is hosting three exhibitions in October: Les Demoiselles (Lay DEH mwah zehl), works by Bob Anderson inspired by Picasso’s first Cubist painting; The Artist's Voice in Contemporary Activism, an All Rise group show exploring the role of the artist in intersectional activism; and Innisfree Village, works by a residential community of adults with disabilities. McGuffey Art Center is located on 201 Second Street NW in Charlottesville. It is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10-6 and Sunday from 1-5. Additional information about the exhibitions is available by calling 434-295-7973 or at mcguffeyartcenter.com.

Free singling lessons with Harrisonburg Harmonizers
Category: 
Music
Expires: October 30, 2017
Sponsor: Harrisonburg Harmonizers

If you sing in the shower or along with the radio, Harrisonburg Harmonizers have a deal for YOU: free singing lessons. Participants do not have to read music to enjoy this course. The singing lessons are free and will be presented in a warm friendly atmosphere appropriate both to beginners and to experienced singers. The lessons are on six consecutive Monday nights from October 30th to December 10th at Providence Baptist Church in Harrisonburg. Participants will be invited to sing with the Harrisonburg Harmonizers in a Holiday show presented at Bridgewater College. Registration is limited and is offered on a first come, first served basis. To register onlne, go to HarrisonburgHarmonizers.com/freesinginglessons or call Jim Bell at 540-324-8272.

Halloween organ special
Category: 
Music
Expires: October 31, 2017
Sponsor: Westminster Presbyterian Church

The Westminster Organ Concert Series at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville presents its 9th annual Children's Halloween Concert on Tuesday, October 31st, at 3:30 p.m. A short program of spooky organ music will be followed by an up-close tour of the pipe organ. Admission is free and all ages are welcome, in costume or not. For more information, call 434-963-4690 or visit WestminsterOrganConcertSeries.org.

Area Drinking Water Reservoir Levels Declining
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: October 31, 2017
Sponsor: Albemarle County

The City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County Service Authority and Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority have declared a drought watch stage. Weeks of dry weather have resulted in lower than normal river and reservoir levels and request area residents to restrict outdoor water usage. To sustain acceptable levels in the water supply, the request is for residents to limit outdoor watering between 9:00pm and 10:00am. For more information, visit serviceauthority.org.

Monticello Bird Club's annual bird seed sale
Category: 
Outdoors
Expires: November 01, 2017
Sponsor: Monticello Bird Club

This winter, feed the birds with high quality, reasonably priced Amish-crafted bird seed purchased from the Monticello Bird Club. The club's annual sale runs from now until Wednesday, November 1st. Orders will be available for pick-up from the Virginia Department of Forestry warehouse at Fontaine Business Park on Saturday, November 11th only. To order, visit monticellobirdclub.org. For more information, call 903-267-248.

November exhibits and reception
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: November 03, 2017
Sponsor: McGuffey Art Center
Come to the First Fridays reception for the November exhibits at McGuffey Art Center - November 3rd from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. There will be exhibits on display by Frederic Crist, Etta Harmon Levin, Charlene Cross, Charles Peale and the UVA Sculpture Community. Exhibits will be on display all month. McGuffey Art Center is at 201 Second Street in Charlottesville. For more information, call 434-295-7973.
Public lecture on Monteverdi
Category: 
Music
Expires: November 03, 2017
Sponsor: Three Notch'd Road

Two principals of Three Notch'd Road, Charlottesville's Baroque Ensemble, will deliver a public lecture Claudio Monteverdi: The Man and His Music on Friday, November 3rd, at the University of Virginia. Fiona Hughes, violinist and artistic director and Peter Walker, bass soloist, will share the lecture sponsored by The St. Anselm Institute from 4 to 5 p.m., in Minor Hall Auditorium. Call 434-409-3424 with questions.

Baroque opera by Rameau
Category: 
Music
Expires: November 03, 2017
Sponsor: Victory Hall Opera
The Perfect Couple – what’s their secret?  The Victory Hall Opera will answer that question when it brings Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Sympathy to life with hip hop choreography and a dream-team cast of opera’s comedic superstars. Performances of the Baroque masterpiece will run October 28th, November 1st, and November 3rd at 7:30 pm at The Haven in downtown Charlottesville.  More information is available at victoryhallopera.org.

November public nights
Category: 
Outdoors
Expires: November 03, 2017
Sponsor: Leander McCormick Observatory

This fall, Leander McCormick Observatory in Charlottesville is open to the public on the FIRST and THIRD Friday night of each month, except for holidays. Weather permitting, these nights include observing with all of the telescopes, audio-visual presentations, and tours of the observatory. On Friday, November 3rd, the observatory will be open from 8 to 11 p.m., and on Friday, November 17th, it will be open from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 434-243-1885.

$10 rabies shots in Scotteville
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: November 04, 2017
Sponsor: Fluvanna SPCA

The Fluvanna SPCA is offering low-cost rabies vaccinations for cats and dogs from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 4th at the Augusta Co-Op in Scottsville, located at 127 Irish Rd. Vaccinations are valid for one year. Those desiring a three-year vaccination must bring proof of a valid one-year vaccination. All pets should remain in vehicles, with dogs leashed and cats crated. For more information, call 434-591-0123 or email office@fspca.org.

BridgeLine Blues Charity Event
Category: 
Events
Expires: November 04, 2017
Sponsor: BridgeLine

The nonprofit organization BridgeLine will host the BridgeLine Blues at the Carver Rec Center in Charlottesville on Saturday, November 4th, starting at 6:00pm. Music will be provided by bands of the Central Virginia Blues Society. There will be appetizers and a silent auction, and all proceeds will go directly to residential and day program services for adults with brain injuries. For more information, visit thebridgeline.org.

Three Notch'd Road's 7th season opener
Category: 
Music
Expires: November 04, 2017
Sponsor: Three Notch'd Road

Three Notch’d Road, the Charlottesville Baroque Ensemble, opens its seventh season with a celebration of Claudio Monteverdi's 450th year. With a mixed consort of strings, historic trombones, organ, and vocalists, the ensemble explores the breadth of the late Renaissance and early Baroque imagination, from sacred choral works to the toe-tapping Ciaconna. Performances are Saturday, November 4th, at 7:30 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, Charlottesville, and Sunday, November 5th, at 3 p.m., at St. Francis Catholic Church in Staunton. Call 434-409-3424 with questions.

Grammy winning Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore
Category: 
Music
Expires: November 04, 2017
Sponsor: Prism Coffeehouse
The Prism Coffeehouse is delighted to welcome the return of Grammy winning singer Mollie O'Brien and guitarist Rich Moore for a 7 pm concert November 4 at C'Ville Coffee, located at 1301 Harris Street in Charlottesville.  Mollie is considered one of the best singers in America today, from blues, to folk, to jazz, to old-time and beyond. Rich is an exceptionally versatile and talented guitarist, as well as providing hilarious on stage commentary throughout each concert.  For additional details about this October 28 concert, including how to get tickets, visit PrismCoffeehouse DOT org, or call 434-978-4335.
Telling True Stories, a 6-session course for story-telling
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: November 05, 2017
Sponsor: Big Blue Door

Everyone has a story to tell. "Telling True Stories" is a six-session course designed to give students the tools they need to find and tell their stories. Taught by Big Blue Door's co-director Joel Jones, early sessions focus on talking in front of others, finding one's voice, and building great material. Sessions are on Sundays 1:15 to 3:45 beginning November 5th at the McGuffey Arts Center in Charlottesville. Information and online registration can be found at bigbluedoor.org.

open house
Category: 
Events
Expires: November 06, 2017
Sponsor: Renaissance School

Do you have a high-school-aged child with exceptional ability? You might want to attend the Renaissance School's Annual Fall Open House in Charlottesville so you can consider the school for your child. The Open House is Monday, November 6th from 9 am to 4 pm. You can tour the school, speak with current students and faculty, as well as attend classes and experience the learning culture of the school. For directions and more information, go to [renaissanceschool.org] (http://renaissanceschool.org//) or call 434-984-1952.\

2017 Virginia Film Festival Family Day
Category: 
Events
Expires: November 11, 2017
Sponsor: Virginia Film Festival

The Virginia Film Festival presents Family Day, Saturday, November 11th at the University of Virginia. The screenings begin at 10:00am in the Culbreth Theatre with Disney's "The Aristocats," and at 1:00pm, there will be a screening of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." There will be performances by The Whethermen, Hoos in Treble, and the UVA Salsa Club. WTJU will also be there providing lively music. For more information, visit VirginiaFilmFestival.org/familyday or call 434-982-5277.

Charlottesville Ballet presents a season preview
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: November 11, 2017
Sponsor: Charlottesville Ballet

Charlottesville Ballet will present a season preview and salute to veterans and members of the armed forces on Saturday, November 11th, from 4 to 7 p.m. The performance will take place at the CB Studio Theatre, located at 1885 Seminole Trail in Charlottesville. The evening includes the re-staging of audience favorite “Letter To My Love” by Rainey Lacey Jarrell, as well as other exciting sneak peeks from the 2017-2018 season. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. For more information, visit charlottesvilleballet.org.

Casino Night with concert by Eli Cook
Category: 
Events
Expires: November 11, 2017
Sponsor: Rockfish Valley Community Center

The Rockfish Valley Community Center in Afton will host Casino Night on Saturday, November 11th, from 6 to 10 pm. In addition to dinner, gaming, and a silent auction, the evening will feature a concert by renowned Blues artist Eli Cook. All proceeds from the event benefit RVCC. For ticket event and concert ticket information, visit rockfishcc.org or call 434-361-0100.

Prism Welcomes Traditional Bluegrass Band
Category: 
Music
Expires: November 11, 2017
Sponsor: Prism Coffeehouse
The Prism Coffeehouse is delighted to welcome bluegrass band Chris Jones & The Night Drivers to Charlottesville on Saturday, October 11.  Whether it’s in the studio or on stage, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers are making some of the most distinctively elegant yet driving music to be heard anywhere today.  The November 11 concert will start at 7 pm, and take place at C'Ville Coffee, located at 1301 Harris Street in Charlottesville.  For additional details, including how to get tickets, visit PrismCoffeehouse DOT org, or call 434-978-4335.
Mistletoe Market and Cookies with Santa
Category: 
Events
Expires: November 12, 2017
Sponsor: Junior League of Charlottesville

The Junior League of Charlottesville will host its 14th annual Mistletoe Market holiday shopping event on Sunday, November 12th, from 10am to 4pm, at the Double Tree Hotel in Charlottesville. Proceeds go directly to help support the League's vision to increase the quality of life in, and around, Charlottesville. Complete details and timelines can be found at jlcville.org.

Annual book sale
Category: 
Events
Expires: November 12, 2017
Sponsor: Friends of the Library

Attention all book, music and movie lovers - The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale is upon us. From Saturday, November 4th through Sunday, November 12th, a sale of thousands and thousands of books, music, movies, puzzles and games will take place from 10 am to 7 pm at the Gordon Avenue library in Charlottesville. All genres and categories are represented and the shelves are restocked throughout the sale. Proceeds benefit the local public library system. For more information, call 434-977-8467 or email info@jmrlfriends.org for more information.

Grant for sister cities projects
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: November 15, 2017
Sponsor: Charlottesville Sister Cities Commission

The Charlottesville Sister Cities Commission is now accepting grant applications for projects from Charlottesville nonprofits, arts organizations, schools, businesses and individuals for project funding up to $3,000. Grants are available that benefit the Charlottesville community as well as our Sister City communities in Besancon, France; Pleven, Bulgaria; Winneba, Ghana; or Poggio a Caiano, Italy. The grant application deadline is November 15th. For more details and the full application, visit charlottesville.org/sistercities.

Public days at Wildrock, a non-profit nature playscape
Category: 
Outdoors
Expires: November 22, 2017
Sponsor: Wildrock

Want your kids to know what its like to splash in a pristine mountain stream, hide in a hobbit house, or clamor over a giant log salamander? Visit Wildrock, a new non-profit nature playscape near White Hall in Albemarle County. Wildrock can be reserved for field trips, youth groups, birthday parties, and family visits through the week, with public days on Wednesday and Saturday through November 22nd. Special habitat hunt hikes and stewardship activities are available on request. Visit wildrock.org for more information or call 434-825-8631to make a reservation.

 

Prism Seeks Volunteers
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: December 31, 2017
Sponsor: Prism Coffeehouse

The Prism Coffeehouse is seeking volunteers to help with their live acoustic music concert programming. As a fun & dedicated organization, the Prism can use help in all aspects of its organization, including staffing on the days of shows, sound production, fundraising, publicity, graphics, accommodations arrangement, volunteer coordination, & website management. Join the Prism in bringing excellent acoustic & folk music to Charlottesville and help them grow! Please contact Chris Munson at prismvolunteer@gmail.com.

WTJU practices acceptance and respect
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: November 10, 2020
Sponsor: WTJU

This radio station practices acceptance and respect for all people. As part of the University of Virginia, WTJU promotes an inclusive and welcoming environment that embraces the full spectrum of human attributes. WTJU envisions a community of understanding, tolerance, and respect. Thank you for being one of our listeners and thank you for being a part of this community.