Public Service Announcements

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.

Public Speaking event with James Gilmore
Category: 
Events
Expires: May 27, 2016
Sponsor: Toastmasters International District 66

Toastmasters International District 66 will hold its Spring conference on Friday and Saturday, May 27th and 28th at the Doubletree by Hilton in Charlottesville. Featured speakers include former Virginia governor Jim Gilmore and Craig Valentine, a Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. The event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, visit district66.org

May ballroom dance
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: May 28, 2016
Sponsor: USA Dance - Charlottesville Chapter

USA Dance - Charlottesville presents their Ballroom Dance for May on Saturday, May 28th from 8 to 10 pm. International Rumba will be taught beginning at 7 p.m. The dance will be held at Unity of Charlottesville's ballroom - 2825 Hydraulic Road. It's open to the public and parking is free. For more information, go to usadancecville.org.

memorial Day celebration
Category: 
Events
Expires: May 29, 2016
Sponsor: ParadeRest

The ParadeRest annual Memorial Day Weekend Event in Charlottesville is set for Sunday, May 29th and begins with the Video of the Fallen at 1:00 pm at the Paramount Theater. After the presentation of awards, the movie Twelve O'Clock High will be shown. A Pilot Panel comes next followed by a closing ceremony. Active military as well as veterans and their families are free. For more information, contact Charles Warner at 434-825-5402 or by email at executivedirector@paraderestva.org.

May Art Exhibitions
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: May 29, 2016
Sponsor: McGuffey Art Center

The McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville is featuring -- through May 29th -- works of Charles W. Peale, which use cut paper and digital elements in collages; oil paintings of Cynthia Burke featuring large birds of prey, and large-scale watercolors are featured in the exhibit of Salena Hitzeman. For more information call 434-295-7973, or visit mcguffeyartcenter.com.

Send in your screenplay submissions by Monday, May 30th
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: May 30, 2016
Sponsor: Virginia Film Office

The Virginia Film Office is currently accepting screenplay submissions for the 28th Virginia Screenwriting Competition, created to provide Virginia screenwriters with a forum for their work and an opportunity to present their scripts to professionals in the motion picture and television industry. All screenplays must be e-mailed to screenplay@virginia.org no later than midnight on Monday, May 30th. For more details, visit filmvirginia.org, or call 800-854-6233.

COPA América United States Men's National Soccer Team games LIVE
Category: 
Events
Expires: June 03, 2016
Sponsor: Paramount Theater

The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville will broadcast the COPA América United States Men's National Soccer Team game LIVE on Friday, June 3rd when the team takes on rival Columbia at 9:30 p.m. This event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call 434-979-1333 or visit theparamount.net

Cvill Symphony "Pops at the Paramount"
Category: 
Music
Expires: June 04, 2016
Sponsor: Charlottesville Symphony

The Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia announces a new concert, "Pops at the Paramount" on Saturday, June 4th, 7:30 p.m., at the Paramount Theater on Charlottesville's Downtown Mall. Music Director Kate Tamarkin conducts a blockbuster program including hits from "Les Miserables" and "Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens," a suite from the PBS hit series, "Downton Abbey,"€ Beatles tunes, selections from "€œSouth Pacific," the Overture to Leonard Bernstein'€™s "Candide," a tribute to Irving Berlin and George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue." For tickets, go to theparamount.net or the Paramount box office.

Story telling lessons
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: June 05, 2016
Sponsor: Big Blue Door

Telling True Stories is the name of a six-session course at Charlottesville's Big Blue Door designed to help students find and tell their own stories. Early sessions focus on talking in front of others. Later, students choose a story to polish, memorize and perform at the class showcase. The classes are Sunday afternoons form 1:15 to 3:45, beginning on June 5th. To register or get more information go to bigbluedoor.org.

Volunteer to guide youth to tech, engineering, math fields
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: June 05, 2016
Sponsor: Make a Difference 2020

Are you the kind of person who would enjoy helping young people discover how things work, and how they fit in to what's going on around them? Then you should contact Make A Difference 2020, an organization that inspires youth in low-income communities to steer their future to work in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Fields of Study and work. Learn more at MakeaDifference2020.org.

Crozet Community Orchestra will hold a concert on June 5th
Category: 
Music
Expires: June 05, 2016
Sponsor: Crozet Community Orchestra

The Crozet Community Orchestra will perform a concert on Sunday, June 5th at 4 p.m. at Crozet Baptist Church free and open to the public. The program includes well known marches arranged for full orchestra as well as Vivaldi's Concerto in C with Nancy Garlick on solo soprano recorder. Details available at crozetcommunityorchestra.org or call 434-987-5517.

Annual Writing Contest
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: June 07, 2016
Sponsor: WriterHouse and Cville Weekly

WriterHouse and C-VILLE Weekly invite you to submit a short work of creative fiction to Charlottesville's annual writing contest. The final judge will be author Ann Beattie. One first prize winner will be awarded $500 and a one-year WriterHouse membership and one runner-up contestant will be awarded $250 and a one-year WriterHouse membership. The winning pieces will be published in an August edition of C-VILLE Weekly.  The deadline for entries is June 7th.   For more information visit writerhouse.org or call 434-296-1922.

COPA América United States Men's National Soccer Team game LIVE
Category: 
Events
Expires: June 07, 2016
Sponsor: Paramount Theater

The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville will broadcast the COPA América United States Men's National Soccer Team game LIVE on Tuesday, June 7th when the team plays Costa Rica at 8 p.m. This event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call 434-979-1333 or visit theparamount.net

Festival concert
Category: 
Music
Expires: June 09, 2016
Sponsor: Shenendoah Valley Bach Festival

A chamber music concert, performed by members of the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, will take place on June 9th at 8:00 pm at the Church of Our Savior, 1165 East Rio (RYE-OH) Road in Charlottesville. The program will include Serenade by Beethoven, Duo by Ginastera, three Irish folksongs and some pieces by Bach. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact May Kay Adams at 540-432-4367 or email her at bach@emu.edu.

Yoga fundraiser
Category: 
Events
Expires: June 11, 2016
Sponsor: Common Ground Healing Arts

Common Ground Healing Arts is raising $20,000 to keep yoga, massage and acupuncture accessible to anyone regardless of income. On Saturday, June 11th , join the Sit-A-Thon for guided meditations on the hour, every hour, from 10:00 am until 6:00pm. The Sit-A-Thon takes place on the second floor of the Jefferson School City Center. Parking is free. For more information, visit commongroundcville.org or call 434-218-7677.

XtremeFest of the Blue Ridge
Category: 
Outdoors
Expires: June 11, 2016
Sponsor: Town of Waynesboro

Adventure awaits at XtremeFest of the Blue Ridge on Saturday, June 11th, from 10am to 2pm in Waynesboro's Ridgeview Park. Try an adventure sport like rock climbing or zip-lining on for size or watch a BMX stunt show! There's something for the whole family, and it's free. For more information call Waynesboro Parks and Recreation at 540-942-6735 or visit waynesboro.va.us

Tony Awards shown at the Paramount
Category: 
Events
Expires: June 12, 2016
Sponsor: The Paramount Theater and Live Arts

Watch this year's Tony Awards live on the big screen free at Charlottesville's Paramount Theater on Sunday, June 12th at 8:00 pm. The ceremony will be hosted by James Corden, Best Actor Tony Award winner for One Man, Two Guvnors, a play which will also be broadcast at the Paramount later in the month. For more information, call 434-979-1333 or go online to theparamount.net.

LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph returns to Charlottesville
Category: 
Events
Expires: June 13, 2016
Sponsor: LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph

The LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph returns to Charlottesville and runs from Monday, June 13th to Sunday, June 19th. The festival will feature exhibitions by legendary photographers, as well as outdoor projections, community events, and educational initiatives along Charlottesville's Downtown Mall, and at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. It's all free and open to the public, For more details, visit look3.org.

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.

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.

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.