Public Service Announcements

Golf tourney to benefit North Branch School
Category: 
Events
Expires: April 29, 2016
Sponsor: North Branch School

The 23rd annual North Branch Classic golf tournament will be held on Saturday, April 30th, at Stoney Creek golf course in Nellysford, Virginia. All proceeds go to the scholarship and tuition assistance programs at North Branch School. Sign your team up today. For more information, send e-mail to nbsgiving@gmail.com or call 540-456-8450.

The Life and Times of Justice Antonin Scalia, a discussion
Category: 
Events
Expires: April 29, 2016
Sponsor: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Join Henry J. Abraham, professor of government emeritus at the University of Virginia, and Barbara A. Perry, the Miller Professor of Ethics and Institutions at UVA's Miller Center, in a conversation entitled "Finding Nino: The Life and Times of Justice Antonin Scalia."  It will cover the late Supreme Court justice's legacy -- his impact on American law and on the court, and a discussion of his replacement. It's on Friday, April 29th, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Unity Church of Charlottesville.. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested at olliuvaregistration.org or by calling 434-923-3600.

Dance performance
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: April 29, 2016
Sponsor: Jefferson School Heritage Center

An exciting dance performance is coming to Charlottesville. The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center presents "Keith Lee Dances" - On April 29th and April 30th at 7:30 pm and on May 1st at 4:00 pm. There will also be a free master class on Saturday, April 30th at 1:00 pm. For tickets and more information, go to Jeffersonschoolheritagecenter.org.

Kidney screening
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: April 30, 2016
Sponsor: UVA Nephrology

If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, a family history of kidney failure or are over age 60, you're at risk for kidney disease. Give your kidneys a free checkup at the National Kidney Foundation's Keep Healthy screening. The screening will take place at the Carver Recreation Center in Charlottesville - Saturday, April 30th from 10 am to 3 pm. Learn more at kidney.org. The program is co-sponsored by the University of Virginia  Division of Nephrology and the City of Charlottesville.

Annual spring plant sale
Category: 
Outdoors
Expires: April 30, 2016
Sponsor: Piedmont Master Gardners/Charlottesville Tree Stewards

Get ready for spring with a horticultural event designed for the whole family. On Saturday, April 30th, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the IX Art Park in downtown Charlottesville, the Piedmont Master Gardeners and the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards will offer their annual spring plant sale and gardeners' help desk. Choose from a huge selection of perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs, native plants, and houseplants, all grown by the Piedmont Master Gardeners. The Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards will be on hand with a selection of young trees and advice on how to make them thrive. For more information, visit piedmontmastergardeners.org or call 434-872-4580.

Open house for new Cville neighborhood
Category: 
Events
Expires: April 30, 2016
Sponsor: Ecovillage Charlottesville

Ecovillage Charlottesville is creating a diverse neighborhood of energy efficient homes and community facilities in a park-like environment within walking distance of downtown Charlottesville. The organization is holding an open house on Saturday, April 30th, from 10AM -€“ 4PM, at 480 Rio Road East, featuring tours of the property; a presentation from the Design Committee about the planned build-out; and music, games, food and education tables and videos. Further information is available at ecovillagecharlottesville.org or by calling Joanie at 434-987-1026.

Charlottesville Symphony concludes 2015-2016 season, first night
Category: 
Music
Expires: April 30, 2016
Sponsor: McIntire Department of Music

The Charlottesville Symphony will conclude its 2015-2016 season with a program featuring cellist Denise Djokic on Saturday, April 30th at 8 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall. Ms. Djokic burst onto the international music scene when millions of television viewers watched her performance of Bach at the 2002 Grammy Awards following the release of her self-titled debut recording on SONY Classical. The program will include Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition (arranged by Ravel), Respighi's Three Botticelli Pictures and Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme. Tickets may be purchased through the UVA Arts Box Office at (434) 924-3376, from 12 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the lobby of the Drama Building at 109 Culbreth Road, or at artsboxoffice.virginia.edu.

Wyland Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation
Category: 
Events
Expires: April 30, 2016
Sponsor: Charlottesville Mayor's Office

The Wyland Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is a non-profit national community service campaign that engages leaders to inspire their communities to make a series of informative water and energy saving life-style changes.  Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer is encouraging residents to make an online pledge to conserve water at mywaterpledge.com. The campaign runs through April.  Participants are eligible to win hundreds of eco-friendly prizes, including a new 2016 Toyota Prius.  


1st Francis Fife Scholarship fo Community Sustainability
Category: 
Events
Expires: May 01, 2016
Sponsor: Advocates for a Sustainable Albemarle Population (ASAP)

The first-ever Francis Fife Scholarship for Community Sustainability will be awarded this spring. The $1000 scholarship will be offered to one Albemarle County or Charlottesville public high school senior who is planning to attend college or university in the coming academic year. The application deadline is May 1st. . For more information, visit ASAPVirginia.org or email cdavidshreve@gmail.com.

Concert of music by J.S. Bach
Category: 
Music
Expires: May 01, 2016
Sponsor: Little Washington Theatre

Kenneth Slowick, Curator of the Musical Instrument Collection at the National Museum of American History and Artistic Director of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, will close out the 24th season of the Smithsonian at Little Washington series with a performance of music by Johann Sebastian Bach on Sunday, May 1, at 3 p.m. Mr. Slowick will play the cello, as well as a German-styled harpsichord modeled after an instrument made in Hanover in 1738. More information is available at TheatreWashingtonVA.com or by calling 540- 675-1253.

Charlottesville Symphony concludes 2015-2016 season, day II
Category: 
Music
Expires: May 01, 2016
Sponsor: McIntire Department of Music

The Charlottesville Symphony will conclude its 2015-2016 season with a program featuring cellist Denise Djokic on Sunday, May 1st at 3:30 p.m. in Charlottesville High School's Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center. Ms. Djokic burst onto the international music scene when millions of television viewers watched her performance of Bach at the 2002 Grammy Awards following the release of her self-titled debut recording on SONY Classical. The program will include Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition (arranged by Ravel), Respighi's Three Botticelli Pictures and Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme. Tickets may be purchased through the UVA Arts Box Office at (434) 924-3376, from 12 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the lobby of the Drama Building at 109 Culbreth Road, or at artsboxoffice.virginia.edu.

A Garland for the May Queen
Category: 
Music
Expires: May 01, 2016
Sponsor: MIRA - Early Music Ensemble

MIRA presents A Garland for the May Queen, a concert of English and Franco-Flemish spring songs devoted to Mary the May Queen on May Day, Saturday, May 1st at 4:00pm at the Holy Comforter Catholic Church in Charlottesville. Selections include sacred works in honor of Mary such as Ockeghem's Ave Maria.  For more information call 434-242-8196, or visit miraearlymusic.org.

UVA Wind Ensemble and the UVA Concert Band hold a concert
Category: 
Music
Expires: May 01, 2016
Sponsor: McIntire Department of Music

The UVA Wind Ensemble and the UVA Concert Band will hold a concert on Sunday, May 1st at 5 p.m. in the Hunter Smith Band Building. Directed by Willliam Pease, the UVA Wind Ensemble features 52 of the most outstanding brass, woodwind, and percussion players at the University. The Concert Band, conducted by Andrew Koch and Michael Idzior, is composed of student musicians across every major at UVA. For more information, visit music.virginia.edu.

Allison Miller and Boom Tic Boom All-Star Sextet
Category: 
Music
Expires: May 03, 2016
Sponsor: Charlottesville Jazz Society and WTJU

The Charlottesville Jazz Society and WTJU present the electrifying drummer Allison Miller and her group Boom Tic Boom at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church on Tuesday, May 3rd at 7:00pm. For more information, visit cvillejazz.org or call Gary at 434-249-6191.

Annual computer music festival at UVA
Category: 
Music
Expires: May 03, 2016
Sponsor: UVA McIntire School of Music

Digitalis, the annual computer music festival at the University of Virginia, is set for Tuesday, May 3rd, at 8 p.m., in Old Cabell Hall. This free concert of experimental work for sound and visual media features premiers by undergraduate and graduate students in Composition and Computer Technologies. For more information, go online to music.virginia.edu.

Jazz in the Amphitheater at UVA
Category: 
Music
Expires: May 04, 2016
Sponsor: UVA McIntire School of Music

The University of Virginia's McIntire School of Music presents "Jazz in the Amphitheater" at 12 noon on Wednesday, May 4th. Bring a picnic or pick one up at the Corner or the West Range or at the new eatery on the second floor of New Cabell, the Rising Roll, and relax and enjoy an afternoon of Jazz. It's free and open to the public. For more information, go online to music.virginia.edu.

A performance of "Ice Cycle" as part of the Climate Cultures Symposium
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: May 04, 2016
Sponsor: Climate Cultures Symposium, Environmental Humanities, and the McIntire Department of Music

The Climate Cultures Symposium, Environmental Humanities, and the McIntire Department of Music present a performance of "Ice Cycle" as part of the Climate Cultures Symposium on Wednesday, May 4th, at 8 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall on the Grounds of the University of Virginia.  Expressing the fragility of the Arctic icescape, "Ice Cycle" was inspired by choreographer Jody Sperling's experience dancing on polar sea ice. Alaskan-born composer Matthew Burtner collaborated to create an original score for Sperling's choreography. Free tickets are available by visiting artsboxoffice.virginia.edu or by calling 434-924-3376. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the performance.

Run and Remember 5k at Keswick Hall
Category: 
Events
Expires: May 06, 2016
Sponsor: Hospice of the Piedmont

Now in its 15th year, the Hospice of the Piedmont Run and Remember 5K will take place on the Keswick Hall Golf Club & Estate on May 7th.. All proceeds from the race benefit Hospice of the Piedmont, the area'€™s only nonprofit, community-based hospice organization. This year'€™s event offers online registration and individual fundraising, as well as the chance to participate as a "€œvirtual runner."€ Information about registration and fundraising is available at .hopva.org/5k.

Son Jarocho: The Music and Culture of Veracruz comes to Charlottesville
Category: 
Music
Expires: May 06, 2016
Sponsor: Luminaria Cville and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Luminaria Cville and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities brings Son Jarocho: The Music and Culture of Veracruz to Charlottesville for a month-long series of events starting on Friday, May 6th. In collaboration with artist-in-residence Andres Flores Rosas, a master musician and luthier from Veracruz, Mexico, the various events will introduce the music, dance, culture, and traditions of son jarocho music, a form of traditional folk music with African, European, and Indigenous Mexican origins. A series of performances and workshops will be held at various locations in Charlottesville and Staunton where participants can learn about the dance, percussion, and song traditions of son jarocho music. For a complete schedule, visit luminariacville.org.

Fundraising party at IX Park
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: May 06, 2016
Sponsor: The Bridge PAI

One part hell cat, two parts burning youth, Revel 2016 is The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative’s rebellious rendition of the non-profit fundraiser. On Saturday, May 6th, join Charlottesville'€™s creative class, fringe fanatics, blue hairs, thinkers, and questioners as they party at Charlottesville'€™s IX Art Park from 7 pm until 1 am. Information is available at thebridgepai.org. Creative dress recommended.

Big Blue Door presents a 70-minute improv show
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: May 06, 2016
Sponsor: Big Blue Door

Big Blue Door presents a 70-minute show featuring two new improv forms, on Friday, May 6th at 7 p.m. The Echo creates scenes and stories based on real fragments of speech the audience members have heard or overheard. Short Term Analysis uses audience secrets and fake therapy to alternately mine strange and hilarious neurotic secrets and play a single comic family in multiple locations.The show will take place at the McGuffey Art Center, located at 201 2nd St., NW, in Charlottesville.For more information visit bigbluedoor.org.

Westminster Organ Concert featuring Bach & Sons
Category: 
Music
Expires: May 06, 2016
Sponsor: Westminster Organ Concert Series

The Westminster Organ Concert Series continues its 36th concert season on Friday, May 6, at 7:30 pm,with an organ recital by David Yearsley entitled "Bach & Sons at the Organ." It's free and open to the public at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 Rugby Road in Charlottesville. For more information, call 434-963-4690 or visit westminsterorganconcertseries.org.

Prism Presents All Female String Band The Buck Stops Here
Category: 
Music
Expires: May 06, 2016
Sponsor: Prism Coffeehouse

The Prism Coffeehouse is delighted to bring the all female string band, The Buck Stops Here, to Charlottesville on Friday, May 6, at 7 pm for a concert at C'Ville Coffee. The band combines old-time music with a very contemporary edge, great musicianship and spot on vocals. For additional details on this May 6 concert, including how to get tickets, visit PrismCoffeehouse.org. You can also e-mail prismcoffeehouse@gmail.com, or call 434-978-4335.

Cville High School 5k benefit the band & X-Country
Category: 
Events
Expires: May 07, 2016
Sponsor: Charlottesville High School

Charlottesville High School is holding a 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 7th , to benefit the CHS Band and Cross-country programs. Called Band on the Run, the race will start at the high school track at 8 a.m. Refreshments will be provided at the finish, and awards will be given to the top male and female runners in each age division. Registrants will receive a Band on the Run 5K t-shirt. To register online, go to cvillebands.com. Direct your questions to bford@rivarch.com.

Science on Tap returns to the Science Museum of Virginia
Category: 
Events
Expires: May 07, 2016
Sponsor: Science Museum of Virginia

Richmond’s most unique craft beer festival, Science on Tap, returns to the Science Museum of Virginia on Saturday, May 7th, from 2 to 6 p.m. The outdoor festival educates beer aficionados and novices alike on the science behind a perfect beer. The all-ages event includes live music, food trucks and a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into creating a signature draft. For tickets and more information, call 804-864-1401, or visit smv.org

Silver anniversary concert
Category: 
Music
Expires: May 07, 2016
Sponsor: Zephyrus

The early music group, Zephyrus is turning 25! And they are having a Silver Anniversary concert to celebrate. On Saturday, May 7th at 7:30 pm, a concert will be held at St. Paul's Memorial Church in Charlottesville - across from the UVA Rotunda. On Sunday, May 8th, the concert will be performed at 4:00 pm at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church - 1000 Langhorne Road in Lynchburg. For tickets or more information, go to zephyrus-va.org..

Give blood on World Red Cross Day
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: May 08, 2016
Sponsor: American Red Cross

The American Red Cross wants you to give blood in honor of World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, May 8th, the birthday of International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement founder Henry Dunant. Every day, the Red Cross must collect approximately 14,000 blood donations to meet the needs of patients across the country. To make an appointment to give blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.

Lecture on Ansel Adams photography
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: May 12, 2016
Sponsor: LOOK3

Mary Virginia Swanson is the Executive Director of Charlottesville's LOOK3 Venue for Photographic Excellence, and she is going to deliver a lecture on "Ansel Adams: Advocate for American Photography." It will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12th, at the Charlottesville Senior Center. Swanson worked closely with Ansel Adams during her tenure  at The Friends of Photography, an organization that Adams co-founded. It's free and open to the public. For more information, go online to look3.org.

Artist of the River Collection
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: May 13, 2016
Sponsor: Kluge-Ruhe Art Collection

On May 13th, the Kluge-Ruhe Art Collection at the University of Virginia will feature a survey of the Australian Aboriginal Elder Loongkoonan. At 105 years, Loongkoonan is possibly Australia's oldest living contemporary artist. The opening reception takes place Friday May 13th at 5:30pm. For more information contact Lauren at ldm3d@virginia.edu or visit kluge-ruhe.org

Performance of La traviata
Category: 
Music
Expires: May 13, 2016
Sponsor: Ash Lawn Opera and Oratoria Society of VA

Don't miss The Oratorio Society of Virginia and Ash Lawn Opera together for performances of La traviata. Verdi's work has been called "an enthralling and heartbreaking masterpiece" and it will be performed at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville in May. Performances will be Friday, May 13th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, May 15th at 2:30 pm. For tickets and more information, call 434-979-1333 or go to theparamount.net.

Four Artists from LA at Second Street Gallery
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: May 14, 2016
Sponsor: Second Street Gallery

Charlottesville's Second Street Gallery announces its April showing entitled "A Golden State: Four Artists from Los Angeles," on exhibit from April 1st through May 14th. This exhibition features new paintings by artists who learned their craft doing large-scale graffiti art murals. Each has transformed their respective experience on the streets into distinctive style and language. For more information, go online to secondstreetgallery.org.

Batesville Day May 14th
Category: 
Events
Expires: May 14, 2016
Sponsor: Batesville Community Service Club

The Batesville Community Service Club invites you to Batesville Day, Saturday May 14th, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. It's the 41st annual celebration of this vibrant community in the glorious foothills of the Blue Ridge featuring a 10K race, the biggest little parade around with the Henley Middle School Band, the Charlottesville Municipal Band Rivanna Winds, and the Albemarle Morris Men. Plus two hours of rompin’ stompin’ blues provided by the Central Virginia Blues Society – free! For further information, go to batesvilleva.org

Carver Center indoor flea market
Category: 
Events
Expires: May 14, 2016
Sponsor: Cville Parks & Recreation

Charlottesville Parks & Recreation will bring the traditional outdoor yard sale inside when it presents the Carver Flea Market on Saturday, May 14th, from 8:00am - 1:00 pm at the Carver Recreation Center. Admission is free and vendor spaces are still available. Information and vendor applications are available at charlottesville.org/parksandrec. You can also call 434-970-3053.

Announcing 2016 Chamber Music Concerts
Category: 
Music
Expires: May 14, 2016
Sponsor: Music Feeds Us

Music Feeds Us announces its 2016 Chamber Music Concerts to benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. The weekend of May 14-15, The Virginia Consort will join the quartet as a special guest. The program will feature works by Haydn, Schumann, and Hanza El Din. The concerts are free; however, all monetary donations and gifts of food are gratefully accepted for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. For more information email cordeliagary@gmail.com or visit musicfeedsus.org.

Charlottesville's Festival of Cultures on Saturday, May 14th in Lee Park
Category: 
Events
Expires: May 14, 2016
Sponsor: Festival of Cultures

Tour the world in one day at Charlottesville'€™s Festival of Cultures on Saturday, May 14th in Lee Park, downtown. Bring the family and enjoy free international music, dance, crafts, exhibits, and delicious ethnic food for sale. There is something for everyone. So, remember it's Saturday, May 14th from 10 to 4 in Lee Park, opposite the Central Library. For more information, visit festivalofcultures.org.

Albemarle Ballet Theatre Spring Dance Gala
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: May 14, 2016
Sponsor: Albemarle Ballet Theatre

Albemarle Ballet Theatre and the Studio for the Performing Arts present their 12th Spring Dance Gala at Piedmont Virginia Community College's Dickinson Theatre on Saturday, May 14th, at 6 p.m. The gala opens with “The Ugly Duckling Ballet,” a heartwarming, lyrical ballet rendition of the classic story, with a side of humor. This is followed by an emotional jazz piece, an original modern work, and closes with a neoclassical ballet. For details, go online to aballet.org.

Benfit concert for Recycle T. Clown
Category: 
Events
Expires: May 15, 2016
Sponsor: Tin Can Alley

Everyone is invited to “Tin Can Alley," an open air carnival-themed concert benefiting Eric Seidel, also known as Recycle T. Clown, to help cover the cost of his in-home end of life medical care. Musicians and volunteers will don clown garb and makeup, and attendees are encouraged to dress up as well! Tin Can Alley will take place on Sunday, May 15th, from 4 to 9 p.m., at IX Art Park in Charlottesville. There will be food trucks, beer and wine, face painting, a dunk tank, a four-square tournament, balloon animals and, of course, clowns and five local bands. For more information, go online to youcaring.com.

Prism Presents Purgatory Mountain
Category: 
Music
Expires: May 15, 2016
Sponsor: Prism Coffeehouse

The Prism Coffeehouse is delighted to bring James Leva & Purgatory Mountain to Charlottesville on Sunday, May 15, at 7 pm for a concert at C'Ville Coffee. Led by Leva, the group also features multi-instrumentalists Danny Knicely and Al Tharpe. For additional details on this May 15 concert, including how to get tickets, visit PrismCoffeehouse.org. You can also e-mail prismcoffeehouse@gmail.com, or call 434-978-4335.

Prism Presents Canadian Bluegrass Band
Category: 
Music
Expires: May 18, 2016
Sponsor: Prism Coffeehouse

The Prism Coffeehouse is delighted to welcome Canadian bluegrass band, The Slocan Rambler, to Charlottesville on Wednesday, May 18, at 7 pm for a concert at C'Ville Coffee. Rooted in the tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans have quickly become a leading light of Canada’s roots music scene. For additional details on this May 18 concert, including how to get tickets, visit PrismCoffeehouse.org. You can also e-mail prismcoffeehouse@gmail.com, or call 434-978-4335.

Literacy Volunteer English tutor training May 21st
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: May 21, 2016
Sponsor: Literacy Volunteers

Literacy Volunteers is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to tutor local adults in reading, writing, or speaking English. The next New Tutor Training is on Saturday, May 21st, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 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.

Willie Nelson concert to support Local Food Hub
Category: 
Music
Expires: May 25, 2016
Sponsor: Local Food Hub

Country music legend Willie Nelson will headline a concert at the Charlottesville nTelos Wireless Pavilion on Wednesday, May 25th, in support of Local Food Hub, a non-profit organization that partners with Virginia farmers to increase access to local food. For more information, visit localfoodhub.org or call 434-244-0625.

Then and now photos of park
Category: 
Outdoors
Expires: July 15, 2016
Sponsor: Shenendoah National Park

Shenendoah National Park is recruiting volunteer photographers to help chronicle the rich history of the park. Each photographer will choose an historic photo and produce a 2016 image of that same place or feature as closely as possible. This project will produce a collection of "Then and Now" photos. The Shenendoah National Park Association plans to create a special publication using some or all of these photos. To view the rules and application details, visit nps.gov/shen or call 540-999-3500, extension 3183. Photos must be submitted by the last day of 2016.

Fridays After Five Food Drive
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: September 02, 2016
Sponsor: Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Now through September, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and nTelos will team up to encourage the Charlottesville/Albemarle community to make donations of food during Fridays After Five concerts in the nTelos Pavilion. . For more information, visit brafb.org.