Public Service Announcements

Third concert of the "Bach's Lunch Concert Series"
Category: 
Music
Expires: May 24, 2018
Sponsor: Christ Episcopal Church

The third concert of the 30th annual "Bach's Lunch Concert Series" at Christ Episcopal Church will be held on Thursday, May 24th, at 12 noon. John Bullard will perform on classical banjo. Admission is free and lunches will be available for purchase. Donations are gratefully accepted. Christ Episcopal Church is located at 2nd and High Streets, NW, in Charlottesville. For more information, call 434-960-8089.

Outside Screening of Art 21 Episode: Investigation
Category: 
Events
Expires: May 24, 2018
Sponsor: McGuffey Art Center

The McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville will host an outdoor screening of the Art 21 episode Investigation on Thursday, May 24th, from 8 to 9 pm. The film features the works of Thomas Hirshorn, Graciela Iturbide, and Leonardo Drew. The event is free, open to the public, and there will be desserts. For additional information, visit mcguffeyartcenter.com.

Setting of Rita Dove poem by Oratorio Society
Category: 
Music
Expires: May 25, 2018
Sponsor: Oratorio Society of Virginia

The Oratorio Society of Virginia will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a special gala concert at Old Cabell Hall on the grounds of the University of Virginia at 7 p.m., Friday, May 25th. A highlight of the evening's program is the world premiere of The World Called, composed by Virginia's own Adolphus Hailstork as a setting of the poem “Testimonial” by former U.S. Poet Laureate and UVA Commonwealth Professor of English, Rita Dove. Also, Mozart’s Mass in C minor and an excerpt from Handel’s Messiah with full orchestra and the Oratorio Encore Society. Tickets are available at ORATORIOSOCIETY.ORG or from the UVA Arts Box Office.

Help for narcotics addiction
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Expires: May 26, 2018
Sponsor: Narcotics Anonymous

With the opioid crisis and other narcotic addictions causing such harm in so many lives, Narcotics Anonymous is there to help. This community-based fellowship has been changing lives since 1953. They have a message of hope and a promise of freedom from active addiction. Please visit piedmontvana.org to find local meetings or call the helpline at 1-800-777-1515.

Participants needed for UVA blood pressure study
Category: 
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Expires: May 26, 2018
Sponsor: UVA Dept. of Endocrinology

The University of Virginia Department of Endocrinology is conducting a genetic study that examines the role of two gene variants in the development of hypertension -- high blood pressure. Once qualified, participants will be placed on a two-week diet -- one week with high salt and one week with low salt. Their blood pressure is monitored during this time. Upon successful completion, there is a $200 compensation. For more information, visit SaltStudy.com or call 434-924-8757.

Fifth Annual Celebrate Rockfish!
Category: 
Events
Expires: May 26, 2018
Sponsor: Rockfish Valley Community Center

The Fifth Annual Celebrate Rockfish fest will kick off at 5pm on Saturday, May 26th, at the Rockfish Valley Community Center in Afton. Free admission includes music by Chamomile & Whiskey, and the crazy-fun of Knockerball! Gourmet ice cream and food will be on hand. For more information or raffle tickets, visit RockfishCC.org or call 434-361-0100.

Horse show competitions to benefit student programs
Category: 
Events
Expires: May 27, 2018
Sponsor: Montanova Stables Foundation

The Montanova Stables Foundation in Keswick is hosting two horse show competitions to benefit its after-school and summer camp horseback riding and horsemanship program for Albemarle elementary school students. The events are set for Sunday, May 27th, and again on Sunday, August 19th, starting at 8:30 a.m. with events running all day, open to the public with vendors and concessions available. For full information including prize list and pre-registration, go to MontanovaStables.org. You can also e-mail info@montanovastables.org or call 434-295-2905 and ask for Jennifer Jones or Holly Uhler.

May's shows at McGuffey
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: May 27, 2018
Sponsor: McGuffey Art Center

The McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville is featuring four shows in the month of May. Megan Elizabeth Read is showing Recent Works in Oil, Lotta Helleberg & Erica Lohan collaborate in a show entitled Traces from Nature, and Kerney Rhoden is showing Faces and Figures: Life Studies in the Studio. The Annual High School Show rounds out the month’s exhibitions, which are up through May 27th. Go to mcguffeyartcenter.com for details.

Pops at the Paramount: The Best of John Williams
Category: 
Music
Expires: June 02, 2018
Sponsor: Charlottesville Symphony

The Charlottesville Symphony returns to The Paramount Theater's stage on Saturday, June 2, at 7:30PM for Pops at The Paramount - The Best of John Williams. From a galaxy far, far away to the magical school of Hogwarts, composer John Williams' legendary film scores have accompanied moviegoers on epic journeys for decades. Tickets may be purchased in person at The Paramount Theater Box Office from 10:00am-2:00pm, Monday-Friday, or by calling 434-979-1333 during those same hours or online at theparamount.net

The Charlottesville Symphony presents Pops at the Paramount
Category: 
Music
Expires: June 02, 2018
Sponsor: The Charlottesville Symphony

The Charlottesville Symphony returns to The Paramount Theater on Saturday, June 2nd, at 7:30 p.m. for Pops at The Paramount -- The Best of John Williams. Music Director Benjamin Rous will lead the orchestra in music from the Star Wars series, Harry Potter, E.T., Jaws, Superman, Lincoln, and more. All music will be performed in the exact film versions. Tickets may be purchased by calling The Paramount, 434-979-1333 or visiting theparamount.net.

Charlottesville Women's Choir concert at the Haven
Category: 
Music
Expires: June 03, 2018
Sponsor: Charlottesville Women's Choir

For 34 years the Charlottesville Women'€™s Choir has been singing about peace, equality and justice. Inspired by the 2017 Woman's March, the choir will perform a new song, "Signs," by Ruth Huber, celebrating the Me Too Movement, Black Lives Matter, and more. The concert is on Sunday, June, 3rd at 4:30 p.m. at The Haven, in downtown Charlottesville. Donations at the door will benefit International Neighbors Charlottesville, an organization helping refugees settle in the community. For more information, visit Cville-Womens-Choir.org or call 434.245.5224.

Sign up now for a financial wellness series
Category: 
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Expires: June 05, 2018
Sponsor: CFA Institute

When it comes to your money, do you make decisions with confidence, or do you wish you had a better grasp of finances? Are you struggling to make ends meet on a fixed income? Do you want help planning for retirement? Are you wondering how to get started with investing? The new financial wellness series from the Charlottesville Senior Center and the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute can help. Programs start on Wednesday, June 6th. Learn more about lectures and workshops to improve your financial savvy at SeniorCenterInc.org.

Cville Muni Band opens season with Crozet concert
Category: 
Music
Expires: June 05, 2018
Sponsor: Charlottesville Municipal Band

The Charlottesville Municipal Band will kick off its 96th Summer Season with a free concert under the stars at Claudius Crozet Park in Crozet on Tuesday, June 5th at 7:30 p.m. The 80 piece all volunteer ensemble will perform marches, patriotic favorites, popular tunes and movie themes. There will be food available from local vendors. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. For more information visit CvilleBand.org.

Concert to benefit St. Jude by Children's Choir
Category: 
Music
Expires: June 09, 2018
Sponsor: Children's Choir of Central Virginia

The Children's Choir of Central Virginia presents a benefit concert for the Saint Jude Children's Hospital on Saturday, June 9th, at 2 p.m., at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Charlottesville. For admission charge and more information, visit ChildrensChoirCentralVA.com.

Learn improv!
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: June 10, 2018
Sponsor: Big Blue Door

For eight Sunday afternoons starting on Sunday, June 10th, learn to create original comedy with the introductory improv course at the Big Blue Door. This is Charlottesville's only "longform" improv comedy course -- the scene and character-based style that is the primary training for performers on shows like Parks & Recreation, Saturday Night Live, The Office, and 30 Rock. Eight weeks of exercises, games, and a final class performance teach students how to develop characters, build scenes, listen better, and find what's funny and compelling in anything and everything. For more information email classes@bigbluedoor.org or sign up online at bigbluedoor.org.

Register now for food service manager certification
Category: 
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Expires: June 11, 2018
Sponsor: Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department

To help meet Virginia's new regulation requiring certification for food service managers, the Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department will host a 2-day ServSafe manager certification course and exam on Monday, June 11th, and Monday, June 18th, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department on Rose Hill Drive. There is a fee for the course, and participants are required to register in advance by contacting the Albemarle County Virginia Cooperative Extension at 434-872-4580 or email at ruths@vt.edu.

Choir Summer Camp for children
Category: 
Music
Expires: June 11, 2018
Sponsor: Children's Choir of Central Virginia

The Children's Choir of Central Virginia will hold a free Choir Summer Camp from Monday, June 11th, until Saturday, June 16th. All rising first through 12th graders are welcome. Grades 1 through 8 will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon -- grades 9 through 12 from 1 to 3, at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, Charlottesville. For more information please call Brian Sousa at 434-260-1180 or email him at ChildrensChoirCentralVA@Gmail.Com. To join, go online to ChildrensChoirCentralVA.com.

Pill to prevent HIV available at little or no cost
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Expires: June 22, 2018
Sponsor: Thomas Jefferson Health District

To help people reduce their risk of getting HIV, the Thomas Jefferson Health District, serving the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson counties, will offer Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis “PrEP”, an HIV prevention medication, at little to no cost. PrEP, also known as Truvada, is a once-daily pill for people who do not have HIV and want to prevent getting it. When taken as prescribed, PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV through sex by 90% or more. If you are interested in getting PrEP, call Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department at 434-363-6061. For more information about PrEP, go to CDC.gov/HIV/risk/prep.

New survey to rename Cville parks
Category: 
Events
Expires: June 30, 2018
Sponsor: City of Charlottesville

Charlottesville City Council has decided to consider new names for the downtown parks initially renamed in June 2017. Council will select a new name for Emancipation Park, formerly Lee Park, and determine whether to keep the name Justice Park, formerly Jackson Park, or select a new name. A new survey for city residents includes 4 names for Emancipation Park and 3 names for Justice Park. Write-in suggestions for both parks will also be considered. The survey will be open from May 4th to June 30th and can be completed online at charlottesville.org/parksurvey, or on paper in the City Manager's office, or by telephone at 970-3109.

June exhibitions feature art about nature.
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: June 30, 2018
Sponsor: McGuffey Art Center
 The McGuffey Art Center in downtown Charlottesville will host several new nature-related exhibitions in June.  In Wax, Fire, & Fungi, such natural materials as mushroom roots, beeswax, and tree resin are transformed by four artists to reveal poignant perspectives on the hidden world around us.  Instinct reveals a shared interest in light and juxtaposed colors in paintings of two artists focused on the natural world. Little Creatures of the Mystery Woods showcases the work of Aaron Farrington and Where We Live highlights Jane Skafte’s work on the impact of climate change.  All exhibitions run from May 30th through July 1st.  An opening reception takes place June 1st from 5:30 – 7:30.  For more information, visit www.mcguffeyartcenter.com.

Blue Ridge Irish Music School Summer Camp
Category: 
Music
Expires: August 05, 2018
Sponsor: Blue Ridge Irish Music School
The Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS) is now registering students, ages 5-14, for BRIMS Summer Day Camp, August 6-10.  At BRIMS camp, students participate in Irish dance, music, singing, drama, crafts and more.  No previous experience needed! Beginners very welcome.  For more information and to register visit brimstunes.org
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.