Public Service Announcements

Public forum on the nuclear agreement with Iran
Category: 
Events
Expires: August 05, 2015
Sponsor: Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice & others

A public forum on the nuclear agreement with Iran will be held on Wednesday, August 5th from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Haven, located at 112 W. Market Street in Charlottesville. Speakers will include Gareth Porter, an independent investigative journalist and historian who specializes in U.S. national security policy. For more information, call 434-961-6278.

Ice Cream with a Cop
Category: 
Events
Expires: August 08, 2015
Sponsor: Charlottesville Police Department

Ice Cream with a cop continues on Saturday, August 8th. The Charlottesville Police Department will be hosting "Ice Cream With a Cop" at Forest Hills Park from 11 am to 1 pm on the 8th.. The police department will be providing free ice cream at various city parks on selected Saturdays throughout the summer. It is hoped that conversations about things important to citizens of Charlottesville will ensue. The remaining ice cream Saturdays are Washington Park on the 15th, Meade Park on the 29th, Green Leaf Park on September 12th, and Tonsler Park on the 19th. For more information, call 434-970-3377.

MRC to sponsor first-ever Blues, Beats and BBQ festival
Category: 
Events
Expires: August 15, 2015
Sponsor: Music Resource Center

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Music Resource Center, the first-ever Blues, Beats and Barbecue festival will take place at the Ix Art Park on Saturday, August 15th, from noon to 5 p.m. This event will feature Music Resource Center artists and local musicians, including performances by the Central Virginia Blues Society as well as the Eli Cook Band. Barbecue and beverage vendors will be on hand. Proceeds from the event will go towards the Music Resource Center and its ongoing mission to foster more vibrant teens for a more vibrant community. For more information, call 434-979-5478.

Observatory open to public.
Category: 
Events
Expires: August 21, 2015
Sponsor: Leander McCormick Observatory

In July and August, the Leander McCormick Observatory at the University of Virginia is open to the public on the first and third Friday night of each month from 9 to 11 pm. The nights include a tour, audiovisual presentation; and observation through all telescopes. Information is available at 434-243-1885434-243-1885. The Observatory is also open to educational groups with advance reservations on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. To schedule a visit, call 434-924-7494434-924-7494.

Scottish Country Dance
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: December 31, 2015
Sponsor: Contra Corners

Scottish Country dancers meet in two Charlottesville locations every Tuesday evening. They meet from 7 to 9 pm at the Oddfellow's hall near the corner of East Market St and 4th Street Northeast in Charlottesville. Call 434-296-1714 for more details. Or come to the 6:30 pm Scottish dance at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Ivy. Call Celia at 434-979-0939. For more information about the folk dance scene in and around Charlottesville, visit contracorners.com.

International Folk Dance
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: December 31, 2015
Sponsor: Contra Corners

The Charlottesville International Folk Dancers meet on Wednesdays. The dance is located in the Senior Center at 1180 Pepsi Place in Charlottesville, and is open to people of all ages. For more details, call Sue Chase at 540-456-8176. For more information about the folk dance scene in and around Charlottesville, visit contracorners.com.

Greenwood Community Dance
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: December 31, 2015
Sponsor: Contra Corners

Come to the Greenwood Community Center on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month for an assortment of waltzes, and other couple dancing. The evening starts with an introductory lesson at 7:30. Call Rick at 823-6999. For more information about the folk dance scene in and around Charlottesville, visit contracorners.com.

Country Dance
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: December 31, 2015
Sponsor: Albemarle Chapter of the Country Dance and Song Society

The Albemarle Chapter of the Country Dance and Song Society offers contra dancing to live music on the first and third Friday of each month at the Charlottesville Municipal Arts Center. The evening starts with an introductory session at 7:30, with the regular dance getting underway at 8:00. The Municipal Arts Center is located at 1119 Fifth St. Extended, near the intersection of 5th Street and Harris Road, a half mile north of Interstate 64. For more information about the folk dance scene in and around Charlottesville, visit contracorners.com.