Public Service Announcements

Jazz fundraiser
Category: 
Music
Expires: July 24, 2016
Sponsor: Charlottesville Jazz Society

See seven top jazz performers at the Charlottesville Jazz Society's 7th annual fundraiser for the George Melvin Education Fund - on Sunday, July 24th at the Tin Whistle Pub - on Market Street in Charlottesville. Featured performers include Greg Howard, the Jazz Collective and a number of other local favorites. The music starts at 3:30 pm and goes until 10 pm. Funds raised will go to help jazz students in need by supplying financial aid for music lessons, instrument rentals and more. For more information, go to cvillejazz.org or call Gary at 434-249-6191.

Hidden Melodies: Music for Piano, Viola & Clarinet
Category: 
Music
Expires: July 26, 2016
Sponsor: Cove Concert Series

This year's Cove Concert series at the Cove Presbyterian Church in Covesville will begin on Tuesday July 26th with a concert of Hidden Melodies: Music for Piano, Viola and Clarinet. The musicians will give a pre-concert lecture at 6 p.m. followed by a barbecue supper at 6:30. The concert will start at 7:30. For more information send email to bethneville@gmail.com.

Benefit hair cutting
Category: 
Events
Expires: July 29, 2016
Sponsor: Paws for Pits

Virginia Paws for Pits, a local dog rescue, has partnered with hair stylist Patrick Lomantini to bring you Barkaid. There will be a professional hair cutting crew, adoptable dogs, vendors, food trucks and children's activities. It's on Friday, July 29th, from 10 am to 6 pm at the Radiance Salon - 2556 Jefferson Hwy in Waynesboro. For more information and to book your haircut appointment, call 540-943-8266. All proceeds go to Virginia Paws for Pits.

Burnside - art opening
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: July 30, 2016
Sponsor: Second Street Gallery

Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville announces "Listening Spirit: 5 years of Burnside Farm" as its July installation. The show features visual art, food activism and programs by Detroit-based artist Kate Daughdrill and New York-based artist, Patrick Costello, both former Charlottesville residents. Burnside Farm is a self-reliant space for living simply and for cultivating daily rituals for soulful living. The exhibition opens on Friday, July 1st and runs through the month. For more information, visit secondstreetgallery.org.

Boogaloo Fundraiser in Ashland, VA
Category: 
Events
Expires: July 30, 2016
Sponsor: CJ's Thumbs Up Foundation

You are invited for great FUN, great music and beverage at "CJ the DJ's Boogaloo Fundraiser," a benefit for CJ's Thumbs Up Foudation whose mission is to provide assistance to families of children with chronic and life threatening illnesses.. It's on Saturday, July 30th frm noon to 10 at night at The Center of the Universe Brewing Company in Ashland, Virginia. For tickets and more information go to CJSTUF.org.

Eighth Annual Touch-A-Truck Event
Category: 
Events
Expires: July 30, 2016
Sponsor: County of Roanoke

Ever wonder what it is like to drive a boat, operate a bucket truck or ride in an armored vehicle? Come find out at the eighth annual Touch-a-Truck event, on Saturday July 30th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Roanoke County's Green Hill Park. Free and open to kids and adults. For more information call 540-777-6326 or go online to roanokecountyparks.com.

Magic show
Category: 
Events
Expires: July 30, 2016
Sponsor: Victory Hall Theater

One of the most in-demand magicians in America is coming to Scottsville! Wes Iseli will entertain with amazing illusions and sleight-of-hand - at two performances at Victory Hall Theater - 401 Valley Street in Scottsville. On Saturday, July 30th at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm. For more information, go to scanartcenter.org.

Fun family day and fundraiser for Nelson County non-profits.
Category: 
Events
Expires: July 30, 2016
Sponsor: Nelson County Community Fund

Beach Blast, a family friendly day of fun, will take place on Saturday, July 30th, from 4 to 9 p.m. at Rockfish Valley Community Center, located at 190 Rockfish School Lane in Afton. Proceeds from the Beach Blast will benefit both the Rockfish Valley Community Center and the Nelson County Community Fund. For more information, call 434-361-0100 or visit rockfishvalleycommunitycenter.memberlodge.com.

"Shenandoah Tribute" to debut at Orkney Springs
Category: 
Music
Expires: July 30, 2016
Sponsor: Shenandoah Valley Music Festival

For decades, the orchestra at the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival in Orkney Springs, Virginia, ended its evening concerts by playing the folk tune “Shenandoah.” This year, a new piece, “Shenandoah Tribute,” will debut on Saturday,July 30th, at the 8 p.m. concert. The piece begins and ends with “Shenandoah,” and weaves in several other Civil War era tunes as well. For tickets and more information, go to musicfest.org.

Training classes
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: July 31, 2016
Sponsor: madison county rescue

The Madison County Rescue Squad is sponsoring an EMT class to begin August first and run until December 15th. Classes meet two nights a week from 6 to 10 pm and an occasional Sunday afternoon. Spaces are limited and you must be 16 years of age or older to participate. For more information, contact the Madison County Rescue Squad at 540-948-5353.

Shenandoah National Park Hosts Night Sky Festival
Category: 
Events
Expires: July 31, 2016
Sponsor: National Park Service

Shenandoah National Park will celebrate the importance of dark skies and the beautiful night skies that Shenandoah protects with a Park-wide Night Sky Festival from Thursday July 28 through Sunday July 31st. For a complete list of the weekend's 34 events, see the schedule at nps.gov/shen. All programs, unless otherwise noted on the schedule, are free.

Crozet Community Chorus presents a summer vocal workshop
Category: 
Music
Expires: August 01, 2016
Sponsor: Crozet Community Chorus

The Crozet Community Chorus presents a summer vocal workshop on Tuesday, August 9th, from 7 to 9 p.m. In this workshop, participants will focus on vocal techniques to enhance interest and style to their music, by adding melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic originality to compositions. Some different rhythm styles (jazz, gospel, etc.) will be explored. Pre-registration is required by August 1st. For more information, call 434-823-4161, e-mail crozetchorus@gmail.com, or visit crozetchorus.org. The workshop will be held at the Crozet Baptist Church.

Watch the 2016 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony
Category: 
Events
Expires: August 05, 2016
Sponsor: The Paramount Theater

Watch the 2016 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony on the big screen at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville Friday, August 5 at 7:00PM! Free and open to the public. Concessions will be available and may be taken into the auditorium for the live broadcast. For more information visit theparamount.net.

Stream watch training
Category: 
Outdoors
Expires: August 07, 2016
Sponsor: Rivanna Conservation Alliance

The Rivanna Conservation Alliance is hosting an Introductory Volunteer Stream Monitor Training session - on Sunday, August 7th from 10 am to 3 pm at Camp Albemarle in Charlottesville. This training is for those who are interested in helping their community by collecting and sharing water quality data. For more information, call Jessica Dodds at 540-223-8599 or email her at jessicadodds@rivannariver.org.

Observatory Visitor Schedule
Category: 
Outdoors
Expires: August 19, 2016
Sponsor: UVA Leander McCormick Observatory

The Leander McCormick Observatory at the University of Virginia is open to the public on the first and third Friday of each month except holidays for two hours, 9 to 11pm. The night includes observatory tours, audio-visual presentations, and observations using the telescopes, weather permitting. Call 434-243-1885 for more information. For group visits, call 434-924-7494.

Grants now available for WW I and WW II site marketing
Category: 
Events
Expires: August 19, 2016
Sponsor: State of Virginia

The Virginia Tourism Corporation and the World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission have announced that applications are now available for Tourism Marketing Program grants. These grants are to assist Virginia communities and related WWI and WWII sites to market commemorative events, locations, and destinations. For more information visit VirginiaWorldWarI.org or VirginiaWorldWarII.org.

Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier at PVCC
Category: 
Music
Expires: August 20, 2016
Sponsor: Victory Hall Opera

Victory Hall Opera, a pioneering new opera company, invites you to reserve your seat for Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier from Sunday, August 14th through the 20th at the V. Earl Dickinson Theater at Piedmont Virginia Community College. For show times and ticket information, visit victoryhallopera.org.

Stonewall Brigade Band Summer Concert Series
Category: 
Music
Expires: August 29, 2016
Sponsor: Stonewall Brigade Band

The historic Stonewall Brigade Band announces its summer concert series every Monday night during the months of June, July, and August. Concerts are at 8pm at the Gazebo in Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton, Virginia. Bring lawn chairs, picnics, and blankets for a free old-fashioned open air band concert under the stars. For more information visit stonewallbrigadeband.com.

Blood needed
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: August 31, 2016
Sponsor: Virginia Blood Services

Virginia Blood Services is urging Virginians to help replenish an extremely low summer blood supply. Approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the U.S. So visit one of the Virginia Blood Services Donor Centers or mobile blood drives as soon as you can and help save lives. For more information, visit vablood.org or call 800-989-4438.

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 Sprint will team up to encourage the Charlottesville/Albemarle community to make donations of food during Fridays After Five concerts in theSprint Pavilion.  For more information, visit brafb.org.

Met Opera Live in HD season announced
Category: 
Music
Expires: September 30, 2016
Sponsor: Paramount Theater

The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville continues to bring the award-winning Met Opera Live in HD series to the big screen. The 2016-2017 Season will begin on Saturday, October 8th, with a new production of Tristan und Isolde. The complete season features ten titles, including Don Giovanni, La Traviata, and a new production of Der Rosenkavalier. Information about the schedule, subscriptions, or individual ticket sales is available at theparamount.net or by calling the Paramount box office at 434-979-1333.

Register to vote at Army Recruiting Centers
Category: 
Events
Expires: October 17, 2016
Sponsor: U.S. Army

Did you know that you can register to vote at your local Army Recruiting Center? The deadline is October 17th. American Citizens who will be 18 years old before November 8th may be eligible. Register to vote now so you can help decide the future of our nation. To find your local Army Recruiting Center, visit goarmy.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 us grow! Please contact Laura Seale at prismvolunteer@gmail.com or 434-974-7233.