Public Service Announcements

SQ concert to benefit Food Bank
Category: 
Music
Expires: August 18, 2017
Sponsor: Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Music Feeds Us presents a concert to benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank on Friday, August 18th, at 7:30 PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville. The program will include string quartets by Haydn, Golijov, and Mendelssohn. Artistic Director Fitz Gary will be joined by returning guest artists Jinjoo Cho, winner of the 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis; Eric Wong, violist of the Cavani String Quartet in residence at the Cleveland Institute of Music; and Madeline Fayette, cellist for the Carnegie Hall and Julliard program Ensemble Connect. Information is available by visiting musicfeedsus.org.

Fourth Annual Fluvanna County Fair
Category: 
Events
Expires: August 19, 2017
Sponsor: Fluvanna County

Let the fun begin! The Fourth Annual Fluvanna County Fair begins with It's Carnival on Wednesday, August 16th and goes through Saturday, August 19 at Pleasant Grove Park; fair food, a Rodeo, tractor pulls, pie-eating contests, and 4-H activities will be included. For more information on specific events, directions and tickets, visit fluvannacounty.org/parksandrec.

Police academy
Category: 
Events
Expires: August 24, 2017
Sponsor: Charlottesville Police Department

Are you fascinated by what goes on in a local police department? Here's your chance to learn about the Charlottesville Police Department in great detail. They will be conducting a Citizen's Police Academy from August 24th through November 9th from 6 to 8:30 pm each Thursday night. You'll not only learn about the general operations of the Police Department, but also about the drug unit, the traffic unit, crime analysis, use of force, the K-9 unit and much more. To register or for questions, contact Sergeant R.W. Haney at haneyr@charlottesville.org.

Victory Hall Opera holds auditions for Rameau's Sympathy
Category: 
Music
Expires: August 25, 2017
Sponsor: Victory Hall Opera

The Victory Hall Opera will hold auditions for sopranos, altos, tenors, and baritones on Friday, August 25th from 6 to 8 p.m. for the chance to sing in the chorus for Rameau's Sympathy. Performances will take place in October and November at The Haven in Charlottesville. Rehearsals will take place during September and October. Singers of all ages are welcome and French language skills are a plus. To request an audition, or for other questions, send email to Miriam at mgordon@victoryhallopera.org.

BRIMS Benefit For Recent Attack Victims
Category: 
Music
Expires: August 25, 2017
Sponsor: Blue Ridge Irish Music School
The Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS) will put on a benefit concert Friday, August 25, for the victims from the recent attack in Charlottesville. The concert will feature local Irish musicians, including Craig DuBose, Matthew O'Donnell, An Lar, Dusty Hedgehog, Dál Riata, and Fiona Balestrieri & Seth Swingle.  It will take place from 7-9 pm at C'Ville Coffee, located at 1301 Harris Street in Charlottesville.  All proceeds will go to the victims.  For additional details, visit brimstunes.org.
New tutor training
Category: 
Events
Expires: August 26, 2017
Sponsor: Literacy Volunteers

Literacy Volunteers is seeking compassionate and enthusiastic volunteers to tutor local adults in reading, writing, or speaking English.  The next New Tutor Training session is on Saturday, August 26th, from 9:30am to 4:30pm at the Jefferson School City Center in Charlottesville. If you are interested in registering for tutor training or learning more, call 434-977-3838.

a cappella choral concert of contemporary composers
Category: 
Music
Expires: August 26, 2017
Sponsor: Piedmont Singers of Central Virginia

The Piedmont Singers of Central Virginia will sing their second annual Charlottesville Concert at St. Paul's Memorial Church on Saturday, August 26th, at 7:30 pm.  The concert, “Alpha and Omega,” features a cappella choral music by current composers exploring the themes of life, death, childhood, and love.  The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, visit urls.hsc.edu/musicseries.

Skeet and cornhole tournament
Category: 
Events
Expires: August 27, 2017
Sponsor: Young Life of Orange/Madison

An interesting new fundraiser is coming up in Orange, Virginia. On Sunday, August 27th, Young Life of Orange/Madison is hosting a Skeet Shoot and Cornhole Tournament at Rounton Farm - 10155 Rapidan Road in Orange. The skeet shoot begins at noon and the cornhole tournament is at 2 pm. There will be cash prizes for both contests. To register or get more information, go to orangemadison.younglife.org and click on Clays and Corn. Fun, food and music will be available all day.

Exhibition opening
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: August 31, 2017
Sponsor: UVA Small Collections Library

Experience the history of the University of Virginia in 100 objects - in an exhibition by that name. The exhibition opens at the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library on August 31st and is also,spread over a dozen sites across grounds. The exhibition is based on the book: "Mr. Jefferson's Telescope: The History of the University of Virginia in 100 Objects." You can meet the author, Brendan Wolfe, enjoy food and hear a talk by Mr. Wolfe at 6:15 on the 31st in the Harrison/Small auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Holly Robertson at holly@virginia.edu.

"All Who Wander: A Benefit Concert for IRC"
Category: 
Music
Expires: September 07, 2017
Sponsor: Early Music Access Project

Charlottesville's Early Music Access Project presents “All Who Wander: A Benefit Concert for IRC” Thursday, September 7th, at 7:30 p.m., at The Haven. "All Who Wander" is a richly diverse program telling of the struggles of those on difficult journeys and those at home awaiting their return. The program includes 13th-century Cantigas de Santa Maria, 18th-century Scottish tunes, and even a "retro" version of a Bob Dylan tune. For ticket and other information, go to EarlyMusicCville.org or e-mail info@earlymusiccville.org or call 703-587-0483.

Stream monitor training sessions
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: September 10, 2017
Sponsor: Rivanna Conservation Alliance

The Rivanna Conservation Alliance’s StreamWatch monitoring program is hosting a volunteer stream monitor training session on Friday, September 8th, at the Fluvanna County Public Library, and on Saturday September 9th, and Sunday, September 10th, at Camp Albemarle. The sessions will cover the fundamentals of stream biological sampling—catching and identifying aquatic invertebrates for the purpose of evaluating water quality and stream health. The training is free, but class size is limited. To reserve a space, or for more information, contact Jessica Dodds at 540-223-8599 or e-mail her at jessicadodds@rivannariver.org.

The Convolution of Pip and Twig at Live Arts
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: September 23, 2017
Sponsor: Performers Exchange Program/Live Arts

The Convolution of Pip and Twig is a play that tells the story of twin sisters whose safe and routine world is blown open when one twin follows her heart into the unknown. Epic adventure! Spills and thrills! Complicated love! Heart strings! September 1st through the 23rd, with Sunday matinees at LiveArts Gibson Theater, 123 Water Street, Charlottesville. For tickets go online to PipAndTwig.com.

Prism Presents Väsen
Category: 
Music
Expires: September 23, 2017
Sponsor: Prism Coffeehouse
The Prism Coffeehouse is delighted to kick off its fall season on Saturday evening, September the 23rd, with Swedish trio Väsen.  The band’s origins are deeply rooted in the forests and rich earth of the Swedish countryside, in the centuries-old tradition of the folk music of Uppland. It’s a tradition spiced with consummate playing skills. But this is more than just a traditional sound.  For additional details, including how to get tickets, visit PrismCoffeehouse.org.  You can also call 434-978-4335, or e-mail prismcoffeehouse@gmail.com.
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 Chris Munson at prismvolunteer@gmail.com.

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.