Public Service Announcements

King's Vibrato: Speech, Power and the Sounds of Blackness
Category: 
Events
Expires: January 17, 2017
Sponsor: UVA Engaging the Mind & Woodson Institute

University of Virginia Professor Maurice Wallace will explore the sonic force and densities of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech-making during a reception and lecture at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center in Charlottesville on Tuesday, January 17th at 6:00pm. This event is free, but registration is required. For details and registration visit alumni.virginia/edu/learn or call 434-982-4491.

8-week Beginner Clogging Class
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: January 18, 2017
Sponsor: Skyline Country Cloggers

Clogging, a dance form originating in Wales in the 15th century, and a social dance in the Appalachians since the 18th century, is a great way to get out and meet people and stay fit! A beginners course over 8 weeks is being offered by the Skyline Country Cloggers at the Greenwood Community Center in Crozet on Wednesdays from 6:45 to 7:30 pm beginning January 18th. For more information, go to skylinecloggers.com/classes.

VCCA Fellows Caroline Keys and Karla Theilen at Victory Hall Theater
Category: 
Events
Expires: January 20, 2017
Sponsor: VCCA and Focus Contemporary Art

Please join The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Focus Contemporary Art for an entertaining evening on Friday, January 20th, 6PM-8PM at Victory Hall Theater in Scottsville. Caroline Keys and writer Karla Theilen present an Informance that's part performance, part personal anecdote. For more information, call 434-962-6485.

Concert by Michael Clem & Thomas Gunn
Category: 
Music
Expires: January 20, 2017
Sponsor: Rockfish Valley Community Center

Charlottesville friends Michael Clem & Thomas Gunn, two-thirds of the Michael Clem Trio, will showcase their vast catalog of Americana - both original and covers -- Friday, January 20th, from 7:30 to 9:30 at the Rockfish Valley Community Center in Afton. For more information about the duo, go to michaelclem.com. For information about the performance call 434-361-0100.

Colorado's New Acoustic Music stalwarts Taarka
Category: 
Music
Expires: January 20, 2017
Sponsor: Prism Coffeehouse

The Prism Coffeehouse is delighted to welcome Taarka back to Charlottesville on Friday, January the 20th, for a concert at C'Ville Coffee. Described as a "collision of Django Reinhardt and David Grisman", Taarka is the new acoustic "supergroup"€ presenting masterfully deep americana and gypsy jazz string band music. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the concert will start at 7. C'Ville Coffee is located at 1301 Harris Street in Charlottesville. For additional details about this January 20 concert, including how to get tickets, visit PrismCoffeehouse.org, or call 434-978-4335.

Training to tutor adults in English
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: January 21, 2017
Sponsor: Literacy Volunteers

Literacy Volunteers is seeking compassionate and enthusiastic volunteers to tutor adults in reading, writing, or speaking English. The first New Tutor Training of 2017 will be happening on Saturday, January 21st, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Jefferson School City Center in Charlottesville. Lunch is provided. If you’re interested in learning how you can change a life through literacy, please call 434-977-3838 or visit LiteracyForAll.org for more information.

Non-partisan rally at IX Art Park on Jan 21
Category: 
Events
Expires: January 21, 2017
Sponsor: Charlottesville Gathers
Charlottesville Gathers is a rally taking place this Saturday in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington in DC. This is a non-partisan event urging the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families. The Charlottesville rally will kick off with violence prevention educator Claire Kaplan presenting an overview of active bystander intervention training. Charlottesville Gathers takes place this Saturday, January 21st at the IX Art Park in downtown Charlottesville. Events start at 9 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. More information at charlottesville gathers dot wordpress dot com.
Civil rights music program at PVCC
Category: 
Music
Expires: January 21, 2017
Sponsor: Piedmont Virginia Community College

Piedmont Virginia Community College will host "Love, Peace, & 'Souldiers,' The Musical Defiance of the Civil Rights Movement" on Saturday, January 21st, at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Stage Theatre in the V. Earl Dickinson Building. Horace Scruggs and his band will perform the iconic jazz, folk, R&B, and gospel music that urged the Civil Rights movement forward in this "learning and listening" concert. For more information, visit pvcc.edu/performingarts or call 434-961-5376.

Hungarian pianist Daniel Szabo in concert
Category: 
Music
Expires: January 21, 2017
Sponsor: Charlottesville Jazz Society

WTJU and The Charlottesville Jazz Society present Hungarian pianist Daniel Szabo (ZOH boh) in concert on Saturday January 21st, at The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church on Rugby Road, Charlottesville. The 8 p.m. concert, which features Robert Jospe on drums and Pete Spaar on bass, is also made possible by a grant from the Embassy of Hungary. Advance tickets are available online at SzaboPiano.eventbrite.com. For more information, call Gary at 434-249-6191.

Music series features Grammy-nominated lutenist Ronn MacFarlane
Category: 
Music
Expires: January 22, 2017
Sponsor: First Presbyterian Church

The next concert in the Music on Park Street series will feature Grammy-nominated lutenist Ronn MacFarlane. The concert will be held on Sunday, January 22nd at 4 p.m. Admission is free. The program will feature 17th and 18th century Scottish and Irish music for lute as well as Ronn's popular crossover compositions. The concert will be held at First Presbyterian Church, located at 500 Park Street in downtown Charlottesville. For more information, call 434-296-7131 or visit firstprescharlottesville.org.

Cello and piano concert
Category: 
Music
Expires: January 24, 2017
Sponsor: Tuesday Evening Concert Series

The Tuesday Evening Concert Series will present Jean-Guihen Queyras on cello and Alexander Melnikov on piano as they play works by Beethoven, Debussy, and Chopin. The concert will take place on Tuesday, January 24th at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Virginia's Old Cabell Hall auditorium. For tickets or more information, call 434-924-3376 or visit artsboxoffice.virginia.edu.

Join political theorist Patrick Deneen for "After Liberalism"
Category: 
Events
Expires: January 26, 2017
Sponsor: Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture

Notre Dame political theorist Patrick Deneen argues that liberalism's failure is the predictable result of liberalism's success, and thus cannot be solved by more or better liberalism. So, is there a way forward -- "After Liberalism"€? Join the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture for a lecture with Patrick Deneen on Thursday, January 26th, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia. For more information, call 434-243-4514.

New exhibit opening
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: January 27, 2017
Sponsor: Kluge-Ruhe Collection

The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection at the University of Virginia will open a new exhibition on Friday, January 27th, called Body Ornaments - by Indigenous Australian ceramic artist Janet Fieldhouse. She will be visiting Charlottesville as artist-in-residence at Kluge-Ruhe from March 10th to April 9th. Stay tuned for information about an artist talk at the museum and a workshop at Piedmont Virginia Community College. For more information, call 434-244-0234 or go to kluge-ruhe.org.

Storms cause blood shortage -- donate.
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: January 31, 2017
Sponsor: American Red Cross

Last month, nearly 100 blood drives were force to cancel across the country due to severe weather, resulting in more than 3,100 blood donations going uncollected. The American Red Cross is urging  donors to give blood or platelets to help relieve this severe winter blood shortage. You can find a blood donation opportunity and schedule an appointment by using the free Blood Donor App or by visiting redcrossblood.org.  Or call 1-800-733-2767.

Donate "Shoes for the Homeless"
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: January 31, 2017
Sponsor: The Salvation Army

“Let Someone Fill Your Shoes” / “Shoes for the Homeless” is an annual campaign organized by local foot doctors and the Virginia Podiatric Medical Association in conjunction with The Salvation Army of Virginia.  During January, they want your “used but useable” shoes to distribute for free to homeless and needy people in Charlottesville. And, they need local businesses and schools to volunteer as collection points. To help out, call the Salvation Army at 434-295-4445.

Folk legend Bill Baines in concert
Category: 
Music
Expires: February 03, 2017
Sponsor: North Branch School

Folk Legend Bill Staines will be in concert Friday, February 3rd, at 7 p.m. at North Branch School in Afton. You are invited to bring a dish and join Bill for a potluck supper at 6 p.m. Dinner will begin promptly at 6:15. Tickets are available at North Branch School and Greenberry's Coffee in Charlottesville. For more information, go online to north-branch-school.org or call 540-456-8450.

Prism Presents April Verch Band
Category: 
Music
Expires: February 03, 2017
Sponsor: Prism Coffeehouse

The Prism Coffeehouse is delighted to welcome the April Verch Band to Charlottesville on Friday, February the 3rd, for a concert at C'Ville Coffee. "Bow. Feet. Voice. A trifecta of talent, keeping tradition feisty", April Verch and her band are not to be missed. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the concert will start at 7. C'Ville Coffee is located at 1301 Harris Street in Charlottesville. For additional details about this February 3 concert, including how to get tickets, visit PrismCoffeehouse.org, or call 434-978-4335.

Traditional Music From Appalachia And Beyond
Category: 
Music
Expires: February 10, 2017
Sponsor: Prism Coffeehouse
The Prism Coffeehouse is delighted to welcome Adam Hurt and Beth Williams Hartness back to Charlottesville on Friday, February the 10th, for a concert at C'Ville Coffee. They will perform elegantly innovative banjo, guitar and fiddle tunes, as well as Appalachian songs. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the concert will start at 7. C'Ville Coffee is located at 1301 Harris Street in Charlottesville. For additional details about this February 10 concert, including how to get tickets, visit PrismCoffeehouse.org, or call 434-978-4335.
Clawhammer Banjo Workshop
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: February 11, 2017
Sponsor: The Front Porch
In town for a Prism concert February 10, Adam Hurt will put on a clawhammer banjo workshop the following morning at The Front Porch in Charlottesville.  Deemed a “banjo virtuoso” by the Washington Post, Adam Hurt has fused several traditional old-time idioms to create his own elegantly innovative clawhammer banjo style.  The workshop will take place on Saturday morning, February the 11th, at 10 at The Front Porch, located at 221 Water Street East in downtown Charlottesville.  For additional information, visit FrontPorchCville.org.
Volunteer to combat world poverty
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: April 09, 2017
Sponsor: The Borgen Project

Over the past 20 years, the number of people who are malnourished has been reduced by 50 percent... And more children are in school today than at any time period in history. Global poverty can seem daunting, but success in alleviating suffering is occurring across the globe. To learn how you can volunteer at The Borgen Project and take action locally to help our global community, visit borgenproject.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.