Public Service Announcements

swing dance
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: June 24, 2017
Sponsor: usadance

Looking for a chance to dance? On Saturday, June 24th come to a Ballroom, Latin, Nightclub and Swing Dance - with classes beforehand for interested parties. The dance will be held at the Unity of Charlottesville Ballroom in Charlottesville. A beginner's pre-dance class starts at 7; an intermediate class at 7:30 and the actual dance at 8:00 pm. No partner needed and beginners are welcome. Please wear soft-soled shoes. For more information, go to usadancecville.org or email usadancecharlottesville@gmail.com.

Victory Hall Opera presents "Drugsong"
Category: 
Music
Expires: June 24, 2017
Sponsor: Victory Hall Opera

Victory Hall Opera presents a whole new genre: An opera within a play.  "Drugsong," coming Friday, June 16th, through the 24th, to Brooks Hall at the University of Virginia, is a new play by Jennifer Hoyt Tidwell, featuring an extended scene from Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde." Soloists are Corey Bix and Miriam Gordon-Stewart as Tristan and Isolde, accompanied by a piano quintet. For more details, visit victoryhallopera.org/drugsong or call 434-227-9978.

Stonewall Brigade Band's summer concert series
Category: 
Music
Expires: June 30, 2017
Sponsor: Stonewall Brigade Band

The Stonewall Brigade Band, one of the oldest community bands in the nation, presents a free concert in the park every Monday night at 8 p.m. during June, July, and August. Concerts are held in the Gypsy Hill Park bandstand in Staunton, rain or shine. For more information and complete program listings visit stonewallbrigadeband.com.

Visitor's schedule
Category: 
Outdoors
Expires: June 30, 2017
Sponsor: Leander McCormick Observatory

If you're a fan of the stars, you might want to find your way to Leander McCormick Observatory in Charlottesville sometime soon. The observatory is open to the public on the first and third Friday night of each month from 9 to 11 pm. Depending on the weather, you may be able to use all the telescopes as well as see audio-visual presentations and get tours of the Observatory. There are also group visits available on the second and fourth Friday nights of the month. You can get a reservation for a visit by calling 434-924-7494. For general information, call 434-243-1885.

Family Fun Day
Category: 
Events
Expires: July 01, 2017
Sponsor: Divine Women of Destiny

Divine Women of Destiny invites local families to join them for a free Family Fun Day on Saturday, July 1st, from 3 to 5 pm at Forest Hills Park in Charlottesville. The event includes great music, food, games, prizes, a water park, and more. For more information see DivineWomenofDestiny.com or call 434-249-2280.

Annual Free Union Parade
Category: 
Events
Expires: July 02, 2017
Sponsor: Free Union Homemaker's Association

The annual Free Union Independence Day Parade is coming soon. The parade will be held on Sunday, July 2nd at 4:00 pm, beginning at the Church of The Brethren - 4152 Free Union Road. It will end at Free Union Baptist Church on Millington Road. Everyone is welcome to participate. You can walk, ride your horse, ride in a convertible or a lawn mower, or play music, including a kazoo - just be sure to wear patriotic colors. For more information, you can contact Diana Johnson at dianajohnson3338@gmail.com.

Third Annual SK8 Nelson Fundraiser
Category: 
Events
Expires: July 08, 2017
Sponsor: Rockfish Valley Community Center

The skate park and half-pipe at Rockfish Valley Community Center will again be the location of the Third Annual "SK8 Nelson" fundraising event, featuring the "MinPin Skate Jam"€ on Saturday, July 8th, from 4:00 to 9:00 PM. Proceeds from the event help to offset the costs of insuring, maintaining and improving the skate park, as well as supporting the Center's operations. Visit rockfishcc.org for more information.

Request for people to adopt barn cats
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: July 09, 2017
Sponsor: Voices for Animals

Do you like cats and have a shed or barn on your property? Voices for Animals needs homes for cats who are used to living outdoors but have been abandoned by their owners. These cats make wonderful pets, especially for those with a household member allergic to felines, providing you with the joys of kitty antics without the sneezing! For more information, please call Dian at 540-456-6310 or email her at Dian1021@hotmail.com.

Blues Concert in Nelson County
Category: 
Music
Expires: July 15, 2017
Sponsor: Central Virginia Blues Society

The Central Virginia Blues Society will be hosting its 2nd Annual Blues Festival on Saturday, July 15th, from 3pm to 10pm at the Rockfish Valley Community Center grounds located near Nellysford in Nelson County. National and regional acts will include Lower Case Blues Band, Revelator Hill, The Bush League, Hard Swimmin' Fish, and Parker & Gray. There will be local food and vendors, plus a guitar workshop and raffle. For ticket or other information, visit centralvablues.org.

New Tutor Training for literacy volunteers
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: July 22, 2017
Sponsor: Literacy Volunteers

Literacy Volunteers is seeking compassionate and enthusiastic volunteers to tutor local adults in reading, writing, or speaking English. Our next New Tutor Training is on Saturday, July 22nd, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Jefferson School City Center, Charlottesville. If you’re interested in registering for tutor training or learning more, please call 434-977-3838.

Community Engagement Event
Category: 
Events
Expires: July 22, 2017
Sponsor: Charlottesville Police Department

As part of its community engagement efforts, the Charlottesville Police Department has kicked off its 3rd annual "Ice Cream with a Cop." The ice cream truck will provide soft-serve frozen yogurt and Italian ices at different parks throughout the region every Saturday from 11 am to 1 pm until the end of July. To find the date and park near you, go to cvillepolicefoundation.org.

Applications open for camp for children of cancer parents
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: August 01, 2017
Sponsor: Camp Kesem

Camp Kesem (KESS-em) is a free week-long summer camp happening from August 7th to the 13th, serving campers ages 6 to 18, who are affected by a parent's cancer. Parents may be facing cancer now, be in remission, or have passed from cancer. The camp, run by highly trained University of Virginia students, takes place at Crossroads Camp and Conference Center in Lowesville, Virginia. The application opens for the summer on January 15th and closes in August. For details, go to CampKesem.org/uva or call 434-962-2304.

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 Laura Seale at prismvolunteer@gmail.com or by calling 434-974-7233.

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.