Public Service Announcements

Open House at the Renaissance School
Category: 
Events
Expires: February 20, 2017
Sponsor: Renaissance School

Charlottesville's Renaissance School will host their Annual Spring Open House on Monday, February 20th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parents and interested students can tour the school, speak with current students and faculty, as well as attend classes and experience the learning environment of Renaissance School. To register online, or for more information, go to renaissanceschool.org.

"Loving Justice,Living Shakespeare" lecture
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: February 23, 2017
Sponsor: UVA Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture

Why is love considered a 'soft' subject, fit for the arts and religion perhaps, but unfit for boardrooms, parliamentary and congressional debates, law schools and courtrooms? Join the University of Virginia Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture for a free public lecture with Regina M. Schwartz based on her latest book, Loving Justice, Living Shakespeare. The lecture will take place in Minor Hall, room 125, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, February 23rd.  A reception will follow.  For more information, go to IASCulture.org.

open house plus boutique
Category: 
Events
Expires: February 24, 2017
Sponsor: MACAA

Monticello Area Community Action Agency -- called MACAA (MAA-cuh) -- will host a pop-up boutique in conjunction with an open house Friday, February 24th, at 5:30 p.m., at the MACAA office in Charlottesville. You can both support MACAA and learn about its programs for low-income members of our community.  Items in the boutique include men's and women's clothing and small household furniture and decorative items. For more information or to donate items, e-mail Harriet Kaplan at hkaplan@macaa.org or call 434-295-3171, extension 3044.

The Front Porch presents Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards
Category: 
Music
Expires: February 24, 2017
Sponsor: The Front Porch

The Front Porch, a roots music school in Charlottesville, will present Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards on Friday, February 24th from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at 221 East Water Street. The artists will offer workshops in fiddle, singing, cello, and bass prior to the concert, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, call 434-242-7012 or visit frontporchcville.org.


LiveArts presents "Well"
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: February 25, 2017
Sponsor: LiveArts Theater

Charlottesville's LiveArts Theater presents Lisa Kron's intimate family dramedy entitled "Well," opening Friday, February 3rd, and running to February 25th. The play explores, with humor and warmth, the ordinary and extraordinary mysteries that exist within families and between generations. For play dates and to buy tickets, go to LiveArts.org or call 434.977.4177, extension 123.

5k run to raise money for baseball team
Category: 
Events
Expires: February 25, 2017
Sponsor: Miller School

The Miller School will hold its second annual 5K on the Hill race on Saturday, February 25th. The race is open to all ages and begins at 10:00 am. Race numbers will be issued at check-in on arrival, and beverages and snacks will be provided. All proceeds benefit the Miller School of Albemarle Baseball Team. For registration costs, visit realcrozetva.com.

Big Blue Door brings improv comedy to the Front Porch
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: February 25, 2017
Sponsor: Big Blue Door

Big Blue Door brings two "harold teams" to the Front Porch on Saturday, Feb 25th, from 8 to 9:45 p.m. The "harold" is a type of improv comedy in which performers use a suggestion from the audience to inspire several different storylines. Then they switch back and forth between the storylines, developing the characters and heightening the situations as they go. Finally they find connections between the stories and tie it all together. Both eight-person groups mix veteran Big Blue Door improvisers with the latest graduates from Big Blue Door's improv training program. For more information, visit bigbluedoor.org.

Winter jazz concert
Category: 
Music
Expires: February 25, 2017
Sponsor: UVA Music Department
 The UVA Jazz Ensemble, directed by trumpeter/composer John D’earth, will present Local Giants, its winter concert, on Saturday, February 25th, at 8:00 pm in Old Cabell Auditorium at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The program will feature guest artists Bobby Read on saxophone and Randy Johnston on guitar.  For more information visit music.virginia.edu or call 434-924-3052.

February is Heart Health Month
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: February 26, 2017
Sponsor: American Heart Association and AKA Sorority

The Eta Phi Omega Chapter of AKA wishes to bring awareness of the risks of heart disease and stroke among women of all ages during the month of February. The Sorority has partnered with the American Heart Association to encourage all women to maintain good heart health. Almost 42 million women in the United States live with heart disease and many don't know they have it. All women are encouraged to eat healthy, get plenty of exercise and use common sense by getting regular check-ups. Let's all adopt a heart-healthy lifestyle.

Spay/Neuter Services at CASPCA
Category: 
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Expires: February 27, 2017
Sponsor: CASPCA

Spay/neuter programs are an effective strategy for fighting pet overpopulation and reducing the number of homeless animals. February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month and the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is offering high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter services to the community. For an appointment, fill out the spay/neuter application online at caspca.org/spayneuter-application/.

North Branch School open house and tours
Category: 
Events
Expires: February 28, 2017
Sponsor: North Branch School

The teachers and staff of North Branch School, located in Afton, invite the public to tour the school, visit classrooms, meet teachers and parents, and learn more about their activities-based approach to learning for preschool to eighth grade. Visitors may call for an appointment or attend an open house on Tuesday, February 28th, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The inclement weather date is Tuesday, March 7th. For more information, call 545-456-8450.

Spring lecture series on climate change
Category: 
Events
Expires: March 01, 2017
Sponsor: Science Museum of Virginia

A spring lecture series at the Science Museum of Virginia will explore global and local environmental change. On Wednesday, March 1st, from 7 to 9 p.m., Dr. Carrie McDougall, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientist, will discuss communicating climate science and resiliency. Dr. Jeremy Hoffman, Science Museum of Virginia Climate and Earth Science Specialist, will give guests an in-depth look at what climate change is, how it’s happening, its impacts and how we can adapt. Free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. To reserve seats, visit smv.org or call 804-864-1400.

Arthur C. Greene Rising Star Awards ceremony
Category: 
Events
Expires: March 03, 2017
Sponsor: Piedmont Council of the Arts

In March, the Piedmont Council for the Arts will assemble the area's most talented high school students for one unforgettable evening. On Friday, March 3rd, PCA will host the 20th annual Arthur C. Greene Rising Star Awards ceremony from 7:00-9:00pm in The Haven's sanctuary in downtown Charlottesville. For more information, call 434-971-2787.

One-Day Sibling Support Program
Category: 
Events
Expires: March 04, 2017
Sponsor: Virginia Institute of Autism, Charlottesville Parks & Rec

Siblings of kids with disabilities need support and attention, too. On Saturday, March 4th, the Virginia Institute of Autism and Charlottesville Parks and Recreation will host a one-day Sibling Support program for kids 8-14 at the Carver Recreation Center in Charlottesville. Lunch will be provided. To register and get more information contact Sarah at 434-970-3264 or Hilary at 434-923-8252, ext. 210.

Concert and workshop
Category: 
Music
Expires: March 04, 2017
Sponsor: The Front Porch

If you haven't checked out The Front Porch yet, a great opportunity is coming up soon. Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer will be presenting both concerts and workshops on Saturday, March 4th. The workshops start at 3:00 pm and the concert is at 7:30 - at The Front Porch - 221 East Water Street in Charlottesville. The artists will offer workshops in Country and Bluegrass rhythm guitar and an introduction to playing chords and melody on the ukulele prior to the concert. For tickets and more information, go to frontporchcville.org

Traditional Irish Supergroup Lunasa in Concert
Category: 
Music
Expires: March 15, 2017
Sponsor: Blue Ridge Irish Music School

The Blue Ridge Irish Music School is delighted to present Lunasa, internationally acknowledged as the finest traditional Irish instrumental outfit of recent times, in concert at The Haven on Wednesday, March 15h at 7 pm. The Haven is located at 112 W Market Street in Charlottesville. For details about this March 15th concert with Lunasa, including how to get tickets, visit BrimsTunes.org, or call 434-409-9631.

Modern Ballet Works
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: March 17, 2017
Sponsor: Charlottesville Ballet

 Dancing sylphs, a dreaming poet, and angels in shadows: Charlottesville Ballet presents an eclectic evening of dance featuring selections from the twentieth century romantic ballet Chopiniana and newly commissioned contemporary works by Julia Mitchell, R. Colby Damon, and Maggie Small. This special one-time performance takes place Saturday, March 18 at 4pm at PVCC’s V. Earl Dickinson Building.  Tickets and information available at CharlottesvilleBallet.org.

Fix a Leak Family 5K to raise awareness for water conservation
Category: 
Events
Expires: March 26, 2017
Sponsor: City of Charlottesville and EPA

The City of Charlottesville is encouraging residents to find and fix leaks at home by holding the Fix a Leak Family 5K on Sunday, March 26th at Pen Park at 10am. This is a family friendly event where participants will chase a running toilet -- literally -- on the park's nature trail. During the race there will be music, family activities, snacks, awards, and water conservation tips for all in attendance. For more information and to register, visit charlottesville.org/waterconservation.

March Exhibitions and Reception
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: March 31, 2017
Sponsor: McGuffey Art Center
 The McGuffey Art Center will present a variety of new exhibitions this March. Transformations, in The Sarah B. Smith Gallery, features artists from three very different traditions, who have worked together to repurpose a variety of materials. Horizons will showcase Judy McLeod’s watercolor collages of maps, oceans, sun and light, and Sophia Wiedeman will display colored pencil drawings from her upcoming autobiographical graphic novel. These and other new exhibitions will host an opening reception on Friday, March 3rd, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The McGuffey Art Center is located at 201 2nd St NW in Charlottesville.  Information about all the exhibitions is available at mcguffeyartcenter.com.

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.

Nominate Outstanding Young Leaders
Category: 
Events
Expires: April 15, 2017
Sponsor: Barron Prize for Young Heroes

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America. Established in 2001 by author T.A. Barron, the Barron Prize annually honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive impact on people, their communities, or the environment. The top fifteen winners each receive \$5,000 to support their service work or higher education. Applications are accepted online only and are due by April 15, 2017. For more information, visit barronprize.org/apply

Women's barbershop chorus looking for new members
Category: 
Music
Expires: June 01, 2017
Sponsor: Skyline Harmony

The women's barbershop chorus Skyline Harmony is looking for new members to experience the joy of singing 4-part harmony. If you are interested, attend one of their Thursday reheasals from 6:45-9:30 pm at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Charlottesville. Call Joan Henderson at 434-589-2146 or visit skylineharmony.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.