Public Service Announcements

Cville Parks' Holiday Craft Party this Saturday
Category: 
Events
Expires: December 16, 2017
Sponsor: Charlottesville Parks & Recreation

Charlottesville Parks & Recreation will present a Holiday Craft Party on Saturday, December 16th, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Carver Recreation Center. Bring the family and spend the afternoon creating fun holiday crafts while meeting old and new friends at this free community event. Also hot chocolate, holiday music and the kids can visit with Santa. For more information, call 434-970-3053 or visit charlottesville.org/parksandrec.

Oratorio Society with "Christmas at the Paramount"
Category: 
Music
Expires: December 16, 2017
Sponsor: Oratorio Society of Virginia

The Oratorio Society of Virginia presents "Christmas at The Paramount" on Saturday, December 16th, at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. In this Charlottesville tradition and family favorite, music Director Michael Slon conducts a 90-person chorus composed of some of the community's finest singers. An accompaniment of brass, organ, and percussion rounds out the performance. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 434.979.1333, online at theparamount.net, or in person Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 215 East Main Street, Charlottesville.

Benefit concert for the Haven Day Shelter for the Homeless
Category: 
Music
Expires: December 16, 2017
Sponsor: The Southern

Local band Second Draw will hold a benefit concert for the Haven Day Shelter for the Homeless on Saturday, December 16th at the Southern Café and Music Hall in Charlottesville. All band proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Haven. The show starts at 8 p.m. and will feature opening guest Keith Morris and the Crooked Numbers. For more information, visit thesoutherncville.com.


BRIMS Holiday Showcase
Category: 
Music
Expires: December 17, 2017
Sponsor: Blue Ridge Irish Music School
The Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS) Holiday Showcase takes place this Sunday, December the 17th, at 2:00 p.m. at the Haven.  BRIMS students, ages 5-adult, perform Irish music, dance and song at this free and festive family event.  The Haven is located at 112 W. Market Street in downtown Charlottesville.  For additional details, visit brimstunes dot org.
VFH launches digital archive
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: December 21, 2017
Sponsor: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities has launched Discovery Virginia, a digital archive that contains more than 6,000 of the Foundation's preserved assets and projects since the organization's founding in 1974. The free digital archive is accessible to the public, allowing learners of all ages to easily access more than forty years’ worth of dynamic cultural and historical resources. For more information, and to experience Discovery Virginia, visit discoveryvirginia.org.

Pop-up gift shop
Category: 
Events
Expires: December 24, 2017
Sponsor: The Bridge PAI

Gift Forest, a pop-up shop featuring handmade, vintage, and vinyl from more than 75 area artists, designers, and collectors, will be open daily until Sunday, December 24th at the Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, located at 209 Monticello Road in Charlottesville. For more information, call 434-984-5669.

Dates for 2018 Festival of the Book
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: December 31, 2017
Sponsor: Virginia Center for the Book

The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the Virginia Center for the Book come together each year to bring you the Virginia Festival of the Book. The next five-day program of mostly free events is March 21st through the 25th in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. It includes author readings, book signings, panel discussions, programs for children, and it's not too early to start planning your attendance. For details, go to VaBook.org. If you have additional questions, e-mail Sarah Lawson at sdlawson@virginia.edu.

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.

Park for free downtown during the holidays
Category: 
Events
Expires: January 01, 2018
Sponsor: City of Charlottesville

The City of Charlottesville will provide free parking in the Market Street Parking Garage on weekends through Monday January, 1st. There will be no charge for downtown visitors to park in the garage starting at 5 p.m each Friday through Sunday each weekend. In addition, the metered spaces surrounding the downtown mall will also be available at no cost, seven days a week, during the same period. The two hour time restriction indicated on signage at these spaces will still apply. For more information, visit charlottesville.org.

Holiday dance
Category: 
Events
Expires: January 27, 2018
Sponsor: USA Dance - Charlottesville Chapter

The Charlottesville Chapter of USA Dance will host its New Year Showcase and Ballroom Dance on Saturday, January 27th. at the Unity of Charlottesville Ballroom on Hydraulic Road. General dancing will feature breaks for performances of ballroom, Latin, nightclub, and swing dance. Beginners are welcome and no partner is needed. The event runs from 7 to 10 pm. For ticket information visit usadancecville.org.

UVA students apply now to be a Tom Tom Fellow
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: January 31, 2018
Sponsor: Tom Tom Founders Festival

Hey UVA students, do you love the Tom Tom Founders Festival? Ever been to one of the free block parties and thought, "I would love to work here?" Then you should apply to be a 2018-2019 Tom Tom Fellow. Tom Tom Fellows support the Tom Tom Foundation in marketing, programming, planning, production, and administration. The Tom Tom Founders Festival is at the center of innovation in the region, and fellows will learn about cutting-edge industries, connect with entrepreneurs and civic leaders, and gain skills that can help launch a career. For more information, visit tomtomfest.com to apply by Sunday, February 11th.

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.