Public Service Announcements

McGuffey Art Center: January Show
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: January 31, 2015
Sponsor: McGuffey Art Center

Through the month of January, you can view the works of Marti Mocahbee and Phillip Nolley at the McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville. In a show called Transcending Material, the artists have created sculptural and functional transformations of ordinary materials into unexpected objects. The mediums are clay, glass, metal, wood and paper. There will also be a new members show going on in January. For more information, call 434-295-7973.

Traditional German Christmas Service
Category: 
Events
Expires: December 21, 2014
Sponsor: Immanuel Lutheran Church

A traditional German Christmas Service will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Charlottesville Sunday, December 21st at 5 p.m. The entire service--liturgy, carols and sermon--will be in German. For more information call Immanuel Lutheran Church at 434-295-4038 or go on the web to immanuelcharlottesville.com

Martin Luther King essay contest
Category: 
Events
Expires: December 31, 2014
Sponsor: Martin Luther King Day Commemoration Committee

College scholarship money totaling over $2000 awaits students living in southern Albemarle County. Interested students from any school, who live within the Monticello High School district and who will enter their first year of college in the Fall of 2015, are invited to enter the 26th annual Martin Luther King Day essay contest The contest deadline is December 31st. Qualifying seniors can get an application and further details from Mr. Graham Paige by phone at 434-286-3639 or email gtpaige@aol.com. Winners will be announced at the King Day celebration January 18th at New Hope Baptist Church, Esmont.

(NOTE TO ANNOUNCERS; SPELL OUT "PAIGE.")

Lecture on soil and enviornmental challenges
Category: 
Events
Expires: January 21, 2015
Sponsor: Sierra Club

Peter Traverse, farm manager for Innisfree Village and a regenerative agriculturist, will speak on Capturing Carbon in the Soil on Wednesday, January 21st, at 7:00 pm at the St. Mark Lutheran Church in Charlottesville. As part of the Sierra Club program, Traverse will describe a research project at Innisfree Farm Observatory and show how the regenerative capacity of soil can play a major role in meeting such challenges as climate change, water scarcity, and the food needs of a growing population. For more information, contact Suzanne at 434-245-9898 or at suzemichels@gmail.com.

Running fundraiser for justice
Category: 
Events
Expires: January 24, 2015
Sponsor: International Justice Mission at UVA

Join in a 5k race for justice at the University of Virginia. On January 24th at 9:00 am at Nameless Field, UVA's chapter of the International Justice Mission will be facilitating check-in and registration for this race. Sign up by January 14th if you want an IJM at UVA beanie in time for the race. The race benefits the International Justice Mission, a non-profit human rights agency that is bringing rescue and freedom to victims of slavery, sex trafficking and other forms of violence throughout the world. Nameless Field is the grassy area to the left of Mem Gym in Charlottesville. To register go to racesonline.com/events/the-just-run.

Voices of Civil War Virginia
Category: 
Events
Expires: February 05, 2015
Sponsor: UVA Institute for American History, Literature and Culture

"Who shall tell the story?" Voice of Civil War Virginia is a new exhibit at the Harrison Institute at The University of Virginia. This exhibition seeks to reveal how Virginia was changed by the war, focusing on the voices of those who experienced it. Letters, diaries, scrapbooks, maps, newspapers, songsheets, broadside advertisements, photographs, and physical artifacts drawn from across Special Collection's rich holdings in the period reveal the lived experience of war. For more information, call 434-924-6109.

Local retailers support Building Goodness Foundation
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: December 22, 2014
Sponsor: Building Goodness Foundation

Shop your heart out, Charlottesville. This holiday season, Building Goodness Foundation is partnering with 15 local retailers to encourage you to shop local. Throughout the month of December, fifteen stores will donate a portion of their Monday sales to support BGF’s local work in Central Virginia. By shopping at these businesses on Mondays in December, you’re also supporting Building Goodness Foundation’s work to build community and improve lives in Charlottesville. For more details and participating stores, visit buildinggoodness.org..

Meals on Wheels needs drivers
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: December 31, 2014
Sponsor: Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels needs drivers! Drivers typically drive one route a week at lunch time, delivering meals to neighbors in need. Clients look forward to receiving a hot meal and seeing a smiling face each day! This is a great opportunity for individuals, families, businesses or organizations. Please consider volunteering an hour of your time each week. For more information call Brittany at 434-566-9353 or send an email to brittany@cvillemeals.org.

Loaves & Fishes needs volunteers to feed the needy
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: December 31, 2014
Sponsor: Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, a non-profit that gives groceries to over 1,200 low-income families per month, is in need of volunteers to assist with bagging groceries and distributing food. No experience is necessary. Join in the mission of Neighbors Nourishing Neighbors and help the less fortunate in our community. To volunteer or for more information, email volunteers@cvilleloavesandfishes.org or call 434-996-7868.

The Women's Initiative seeks psychotherapist
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: January 31, 2015
Sponsor: The Women's Initiative

The Women's Initiative is a non-profit organization that provides effective counseling, social support and education to empower underserved women in the Charlottesville community. The agency is in need of volunteer psychotherapists. If you are a licensed or license-eligible psychotherapist and interested in giving your time to women in need, please call Kirsten Franke at 434-872-0047 or contact them through their website at thewomensinitiative.org.

Early music concert by local vocal ensemble, MIRA
Category: 
Music
Expires: December 21, 2014
Sponsor: MIRA

MIRA - a local vocal ensemble with international connections - once again brings its dancing and joyful medieval melodies to Charlottesville's Holy Comforter Catholic Church, located at 208 E. Jefferson St., on Sunday, December 21st at 4 p.m. The concert will feature the "Ceremony of Carols" by 20th century English composer, Benjamin Britten. It will be performed as originally composed for treble voices and concert harp, and will feature Anastasia Jellison on the concert harp. Additionally, MIRA director Raven Hunter will lead the ensemble in a number of English and German motets. For more information, call 434-977-5784 or visit miraearlymusic.org.

Three Notch'd Road Twelfth Night Concert
Category: 
Music
Expires: January 02, 2015
Sponsor: Three Notch'd Road

Three Notch'd Road: The Charlottesville Baroque Ensemble presents If Music Be the Food of Love: A Twelfth Night Concert on Friday, January 2nd, at 7:30 p.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church in Staunton and Saturday, January 3rd, at 7:30 p.m., at First United Methodist Church in Charlottesville. Tickets are available at the door -- free for students. For more information, please visit tnrbaroque.org, call 434- 984-1135, or email info@tnrbaroque.org.

Scottish Country Dance
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: December 31, 2015
Sponsor: Contra Corners

Scottish Country dancers meet in two Charlottesville locations every Tuesday evening. They meet from 7 to 9 pm at the Oddfellow's hall near the corner of East Market St and 4th Street Northeast in Charlottesville. Call 296-1714 for more details. Or come to the 6:30 pm Scottish dance at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Ivy. Call Celia at 979-0939. For more information about the folk dance scene in and around Charlottesville, visit contracorners.com.

Greenwood Community Dance
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: December 31, 2015
Sponsor: Contra Corners

Come to the Greenwood Community Center on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month for an assortment of waltzes, and other couple dancing. The evening starts with an introductory lesson at 7:30. Call Rick at 823-6999. For more information about the folk dance scene in and around Charlottesville, visit contracorners.com.

Country Dance
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: December 31, 2015
Sponsor: Albemarle Chapter of the Country Dance and Song Society

The Albemarle Chapter of the Country Dance and Song Society offers contra dancing to live music on the first and third Friday of each month at the Charlottesville Municipal Arts Center. The evening starts with an introductory session at 7:30, with the regular dance getting underway at 8:00. The Municipal Arts Center is located at 1119 Fifth St. Extended, near the intersection of 5th Street and Harris Road, a half mile north of Interstate 64. For more information about the folk dance scene in and around Charlottesville, visit contracorners.com.

International Folk Dance
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: December 31, 2015
Sponsor: Contra Corners

The Charlottesville International Folk Dancers meet on Wednesdays. The dance is located in the Senior Center at 1180 Pepsi Place, and is open to people of all ages. For more details, call Sue Chase at 540-456-8176. For more information about the folk dance scene in and around Charlottesville, visit contracorners.com.