Public Service Announcements

Veracruz Mexico Master Guitarist
Category: 
Music
Expires: December 08, 2016
Sponsor: Luminaria Cville

Luminaria Cville and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities present Son Jarocho (Ha-roe-cho) guitar master Zenen Zeferino at the Bebedero in Charlottesville on Thursday evening, December the 8th. Zeferino will sit in with local group Lua who perform at the Bebedero each Thursday evening from 6:30-9. The Bebedero is located at 313 2nd St SE in Charlottesville. For additional details, visit luminariacville.org. (Luminaria Cville DOT org)

10th Annual Let There Be Light Outdoor Exhibit
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: December 09, 2016
Sponsor: PVCC

Piedmont Virginia Community College presents the 10th annual Let There Be Light, a one-night outdoor exhibit featuring light-centered artworks and performances. The public of all ages is invited. Visitors are encouraged to bring flashlights and enjoy complimentary beverages and treats. Let There Be Light will be held Friday Dec. 9 from 6-9pm on the grounds surrounding the V. Earl Dickinson Building at PVCC. For more information, visit LetThereBeLightPVCC.com.

Two shows open at Second Street Gallery
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: December 09, 2016
Sponsor: Second Street Gallery

Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville announces two upcoming exhibitions opening Friday, December 2nd. Nikolai M. Noel and Matthew P. Shelton will collaborate in a show called "Contested Bodies. And Rashaun Rucker presents an exhibit dubbed "Fly Away." The artists will participate in an Artist/Curator conversation with Tosha Grantham, SSG's Curator, on Friday, December 9th at 6:30 p.m. To learn more, go to SecondStreetGallery.org.

Music for Advent and Christmas
Category: 
Music
Expires: December 09, 2016
Sponsor: Zephyrus

Zephyrus, Central Virginia's early music vocal ensemble, presents "Veni Emmanuel: Music for Advent and Christmas" in two performances: Friday December 9th, 7:30pm at St. Paul's Memorial Church, Charlottesville, and Saturday, December 10th at 3:30pm at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Greenwood. For more information, visit zephyrus-va.org or call 434-963-4690.

English Country Dance (12/2016)
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: December 09, 2016
Sponsor: English Country Dance

Charlottesville's English Country dance group holds its next dance on Friday, December the 9th at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Ivy beginning at 8:00 with an introductory session at 7:30 pm. There will also be carol singing before the dance, and a special performance during the refreshment break. The church is located on Owensville Road, just beyond the railroad bridge in Ivy on US 250 west of Charlottesville. For additional details, visit ecdcville.org.

Veracruz Master Guitar and Dance
Category: 
Music
Expires: December 10, 2016
Sponsor: VFH

Luminaria Cville and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities present Son Jarocho (Ha-roe-cho) guitar master Zenen Zeferino (Ze-fur-eeno) and zapateado (zap-ah-taydo) master dancer Julia del Palacio (Pah-lah-see-o) in two workshops and a concert on Saturday, December the 10th at McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville. At 3 pm there will be a workshop on zapatedo dancing, followed by a guitar workshop at 4 pm. And to close out the evening, there will be a concert at 7. McGuffey Art Center is located at 201 2nd St NW in Charlottesville. For additional details, visit luminariacville.org. (Luminaria Cville DOT org)

Nutcracker Suite at Wayne Theater
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: December 11, 2016
Sponsor: Albemarle Ballet Theatre

Albemarle Ballet Theatre will present a one-hour fifteen minute production of the Nutcracker Suite at the beautifully restored Wayne Theatre in Waynesboro on Sunday December 11th in two performances: one at 2pm and the second at 5pm. For more information call the box office at 540-943-9999 or online at waynetheatre.org.

Stonewall Brigade Band Christmas Concert
Category: 
Music
Expires: December 12, 2016
Sponsor: Stonewall Brigade Band

The Stonewall Brigade Band will present their annual BENEFIT CHRISTMAS CONCERT on Monday evening, December 12th, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Staunton.  Admission is free, and an offering will be taken to benefit The Salvation Army and The Valley Mission. The Stonewall Flutes of the Shenandoah will perform in the lobby at 6:30 and the band concert will begin at 7:30. The program listing is available at StonwallBrigadeBand.com.

Public nights for tours and telescopes at Observatory
Category: 
Events
Expires: December 16, 2016
Sponsor: Leander McCormick Observatory

Through December 16th, Leander McCormick Observatory in Charlottesville is open to the public for two hours on the first and third Friday night of each month. These nights include observation with all telescopes, an audio-visual presentation, and a tour of the Observatory. For more information, call 434-243-1885. The observatory is open to educational groups with advance reservations on the second and fourth Friday nights of the month. To schedule a visit call 434-924-7494.

MIRA's Christmas concert
Category: 
Music
Expires: December 16, 2016
Sponsor: MIRA Early Music Group

The early music group, MIRA, will offer their Christmas concert at Holy Comforter Catholic Church in Charlottesville on Friday, December 16th, at 7:30. They will be singing a number of seasonal motets by such composers as Palestrina and Byrd and featuring the “Ceremony of Carols”, written for treble voices and concert harp. A donation will be requested. For more information, call 434-202-2585, or go to MiraEarlyMusicGroup.org.

Oratorio Society with Messiah selections
Category: 
Music
Expires: December 17, 2016
Sponsor: Oratorio Society of Virginia

The Oratorio Society of Virginia will present selections from Handel’s Messiah in two concerts at Charlottesville’s Paramount Theater on Saturday, December 17th. The performances, at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., will feature the 75-voice Oratorio Society chorus led by conductor Michael Slon and accompanied by chamber orchestra and four guest soloists. For tickets, visit or call the Paramount Box Office, 434-979-1333 or TheParamount.net.

Richmond drop-off spots for Toys for Tots
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: December 18, 2016
Sponsor: SMG Richmond

For listeners in the Richmond area, three drop-off centers are set for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program this holiday season. New, unwrapped toys will be received at the Richmond Coliseum on Leigh Street, the Altria Theater on Laurel, and Dominion Arts Center on Grace Street in November and December. Call 804-780-4970 with questions.

Arts sale
Category: 
Events
Expires: December 24, 2016
Sponsor: The Bridge PAI

The Gift Forest is open for business at The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative - every day through December 24th. The Gift Forest is a pop-up market featuring over 50 artists and makers from across the region. The Bridge is located at 209 Monticello Road in Charlottesville. For more information, email info@thebridgepai.org.

How to publicize an event with a PSA - version 1
Category: 
Events
Expires: December 31, 2016
Sponsor: WTJU

Want free publicity for your non-profit event? WTJU will broadcast a PSA – a Public Service Announcement – at no charge. Send an e-mail to WTJU@Virginia.edu with the who, what, where and when information three to four weeks before the event. No phone calls, faxes or mailed releases, please. For full guidelines, go to wtju.net and click on the button labeled “About.”

How to publicize an event with a PSA - version 2
Category: 
Events
Expires: December 31, 2016
Sponsor: WTJU

Want free publicity for your non-profit event? WTJU will broadcast a PSA – a Public Service Announcement – at no charge. E-mail your request to WTJU@Virginia.edu three to four weeks before the event. And be sure to include a phone number or other source for listeners who want additional information. For full instructions, go to wtju.net and click on the button labeled “About.”

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.