Public Service Announcements

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.

Telling True Stories: 6-session course
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Events
Expires: March 26, 2017
Sponsor: Big Blue Door

Telling True Stories is Big Blue Door's 6-session course designed to give students the tools they need to find and tell their stories.  Come tell your story with Big Blue Door beginning Sunday March 26 from 1:15 to 3:45pm at the McGuffey Center, Studio 20, in Charlottesville.  For more information visit bigbluedoor.org or email classes@bigbluedoor.org

Actor Bryan Cranston to speak at JPJ
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Events
Expires: March 26, 2017
Sponsor: UVA Arts

UVA Arts presents New York Times best-selling author and award-winning actor, screenwriter, director, and producer Bryan Cranston as the next President’s Speaker for the Arts on Sunday, March 26th at 2 p.m. in the John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville. Tickets are FREE and available at the Arts Box Office, the JPJ Box Office and the ID office at O’Hill. More information can be found at arts.virginia.edu/cranston or email uvaarts@virginia.edu with any questions.

Prism Presents Richie Stearns & Rosie Newton
Category: 
Music
Expires: March 26, 2017
Sponsor: Prism Coffeehouse
The Prism Coffeehouse is delighted to welcome Richie Stearns and Rosie Newtown to Charlottesville on Sunday, March the 26th, for a concert at C'Ville Coffee. Banjo player Richie Stearns and fiddler Rosie Newton are a dynamic duo performing music rooted in the Americana tradition.  Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the concert will start at 7. C'Ville Coffee is located at 1301 Harris Street in Charlottesville. For additional details about this March 26 concert, including how to get tickets, visit PrismCoffeehouse.org, or call 434-978-4335.
Free food safety class
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Events
Expires: March 27, 2017
Sponsor: Thomas Jefferson Health District
 The Thomas Jefferson Health District’s Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department will host a free Safe Food Handling Class on Monday, March 27th, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The class is for anyone who shops, prepares, or serves food to the public, including foodservice industry workers – chefs, cooks, servers – and anyone who cooks and serves food at festivals, fairs, farmers markets, schools, faith-based organizations, and civic groups. Participants should reserve their space in advance by contacting Jason Fulton at Jason.fulton@vdh.virginia.gov or 434-972-4311.
The Next Urban Water Revolutions: A Path for Avoiding Water Scarcity.
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Events
Expires: March 28, 2017
Sponsor: UVA

In celebration of World Water Day, the University of Virginia will hold a series of events that will bring together academics, water professionals, and the general public around national and international water challenges. All events are free and open to the public. On Tuesday, March 28th, at 4 p.m., in Clark Hall's Room 108, Dr. David Sedlak of UC Berkeley's Institute for Environmental Science will speak on The Next Urban Water Revolutions: A Path for Avoiding Water Scarcity. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit uvaworldwater.org.

Visit now for a free refurbished bike
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Expires: March 28, 2017
Sponsor: Charlottesville Community Bikes

Spring is coming and it’s time to ride your bike. At Charlottesville Community Bikes, refurbished kids' bikes and helmets are free to children under 16. Visit now at 405 Avon St. during open shop hours on Tuesdays from 2 to 7 pm., Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursdays from 2 to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 2 to 5 p.m. A child and an adult must be present. For more information, visit cvillecommunity.bike.

Climate change rap
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Events
Expires: March 29, 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 29th, from 7 to 9 p.m., Baba Brinkman, the only peer-reviewed climate rap artist, will perform The Rap Guide to Climate Chaos. The Canadian rap artist is an award-winning playwright and former tree-planter who has personally planted more than one million trees. Free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. To reserve seats, visit smv.org or call 804-864-1400.

Lecture series on gardening
Category: 
Outdoors
Expires: March 30, 2017
Sponsor: Piedmont Master Gardeners

Piedmont Master Gardeners, in cooperation with the Virginia Cooperative Extension, is hosting lectures for home gardeners in March and April. The next is Thursday, March 30th, with Erin Clark saying "Grow Your Own Three-Season Victory Garden with Smithsonian Gardens." The lectures are from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in Room A at the Albemarle County Office Building on 5th Street Extended, Charlottesville. For the full schedule and for reservations and tickets, go online to PiedmontMastergGardeners.org/events or pay at the door.

Wordplay team trivia competition sign up
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Events
Expires: March 31, 2017
Sponsor: Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle

Wordplay, a live, team-based competition for people who love words, vocabulary, pop culture, history, and literature, returns to the Paramount Theater on Thursday, April 27th at 7 p.m. Wordplay is the annual fundraiser for Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle, which provides one-on-one, confidential tutoring in basic literacy and English as a second language to adults. Sponsorship opportunities and team spaces are still available. Gather a team of three, show up, and have fun, all in the name of literacy. For more information, or to sign up, visit literacyforall.org/wordplay or contact Heather Tebbenhoff at heather@literacyforall.org. The deadline for team registration is Friday, March 31st.

Frog, Toad, and Night-Critter Workshop
Category: 
Outdoors
Expires: March 31, 2017
Sponsor: Rivanna Conservation Alliance

The Rivanna Conservation Alliance along with the Virginia Master Naturalists and Fluvanna High School invite you to a "Frog, Toad, and Night-Critters Workshop" Friday, March 31st, from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m., at Scheier Natural Area in Palmyra. Participants will identify and listen to the sounds of the night - frogs, toads, and other critters that live in the woods and in or around the ponds. This is a Free Event, though donations are gratefully accepted. For more information or to register please go to SurveyMonkey.com/r/ToadsFrogsWorkshop.

Prism Presents Pierre Bensusan
Category: 
Music
Expires: March 31, 2017
Sponsor: Prism Coffeehouse
The Prism Coffeehouse is delighted to welcome legendary guitarist Pierre Bensusan back to Charlottesville on Friday, March the 31st, for a concert at C'Ville Coffee. As one critic wrote, "To say that Bensusan is a master of the guitar is like saying Albert Einstein was good at math."  Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the concert will start at 7. C'Ville Coffee is located at 1301 Harris Street in Charlottesville. For additional details about this March 31 concert, including how to get tickets, visit PrismCoffeehouse.org, or call 434-978-4335.
National Social Work Month; call for help
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Expires: April 01, 2017
Sponsor: National Association of Social Workers

If you're in crisis, or know someone who is, this message is for you. No matter what you're struggling with, a professional social worker can help. March is Social Work Month.   America's nearly 650,000 professional social workers meet people wherever and whenever they need help. The National Association of Social Workers says, to find a professional social worker near you, visit HelpStartsHere.org.

Fundraiser for musicians' nursing home appearances
Category: 
Music
Expires: April 01, 2017
Sponsor: Nursing Homes Swing

Nursing Homes Swing presents an "April Fool's Frolic", an evening of music and mirth at C'ville Coffee, on Saturday, April 1st from 7 to 9 p.m. Special guests Stephanie Nakasian and John D’Earth will be accompanied by many of their friends. For more information, call 434-973-3956 or visit nursinghomesswing.com..

Bach Concert by Kenneth Slowik
Category: 
Music
Expires: April 02, 2017
Sponsor: Inn at Little Washington
 As part of the 25th season in the Smithsonian at Little Washington Series, renowned musician Kenneth Slowik, artistic director of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, will present a special celebration of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach at the Little Washington Theatre in Washington, Virginia. .  Mr Slowik will perform Bach's Cello Suite in D Major BWV 1012 on a rare 1720 five-string violoncello piccolo from about 1720, as well as two harpsichord works and the Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue. The concert will take place on Sunday, April 2nd, at 3 pm.  Tickets and information are available by visiting LittleWashingtonTheatre.com or by calling 540-675-1253.

 

Concert celebrating 450th birthday of Monteverdi
Category: 
Music
Expires: April 02, 2017
Sponsor: Westminster Organ Concert Series & Zephyrus

To celebrate the 450th anniversary of the birth of Claudio Monteverdi, the Westminster Organ Concert Series and Zephyrus present a concert of music by the revolutionary composer on Sunday, April 2nd, at 4 pm. The program features the stunning Missa in illo tempore, as well as a collection of his finest motets. Zephyrus will be joined by the Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble, baroque violins, and organ. Westminster Church is located at 400 Rugby Road in Charlottesville. Admission is free of charge. Donations will be accepted. For more information, visit zephyrus-va.org or call 434-963-4690.

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Wild Virginia hosts the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Cville
Category: 
Outdoors
Expires: April 05, 2017
Sponsor: Wild Virginia

Wild Virginia will host the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in April. The festival spans three evenings and three venues in three cities, bringing together a selection of films that tell stories about our planet, our beautiful and precious wildlands, and the people who love and defend them. In Charlottesville, on Wednesday, April 5th, at 7p.m., at the Violet Crown Cinema, there will be a screening of A Ghost in the Making. Natural history photographer Clay Bolt follows the stories of native bees, focusing on the plight of the Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee—a charismatic but elusive bumblebee whose story rings true for many other species. For more information and to purchase tickets in advance, visit wildvirginia.org.

Wild Virginia hosts the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Hburg
Category: 
Outdoors
Expires: April 06, 2017
Sponsor: Wild Virginia
Wild Virginia will host the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in April. The festival spans three evenings and three venues in three cities, bringing together a selection of films that tell stories about our planet, our beautiful and precious wildlands, and the people who love and defend them. In Harrisonburg on Thursday, April 6th, at 7p.m., at the Court Square Theater, there will be a screening of Douglas Tompkins: A Wild Legacy. The story of Doug Tompkins follows his journey from adventurer and entrepreneur to conservationist living in Chile. For more information and to purchase tickets in advance, visit wildvirginia.org.
April exhibitions and reception
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: April 07, 2017
Sponsor: McGuffey Art Center
 The McGuffey Art Center will debut six exhibitions on Tuesday, April 4th featuring the work of Eileen French, Mary Michaela Murray, Etta Harmon Levin, Susan Patrick, Nathan Motley, and the Sunday Figure Drawing Group. An opening reception will be held Friday, April 7th, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.  McGuffey Art Center is located on 201 Second Street NW in Charlottesville. For more information, visit mcguffeyartcenter.com.
New photo exhibit at Second Street Gallery
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: April 07, 2017
Sponsor: Second Street Gallery

Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville presents two new shows, "Ways of Seeing," the latest series of collaged photographs by Stacey Evans, and "Navigation Series," a
new body of work by Alonzo Davis. The exhibits open on First Friday, April 7th, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and run through the 28th. For more, visit SecondStreetGallery.org.

Dogwood Deals rummage sale
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Events
Expires: April 08, 2017
Sponsor: Junior League of Charlottesville

The Junior League of Charlottesville will host its 4th annual rummage sale, "Dogwood Deals," on Saturday and Sunday, April 8th and 9th, at the old Northside Library in Albemarle Square next to The Fresh Market. The sale is open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. For information and early-access tickets, required for entry on Saturday before noon, go to JLCville.org or buy at the door.

Indian Culture Night
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Events
Expires: April 08, 2017
Sponsor: SPICMACAY

The Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth and the Hindu Students Council at the University of Virginia, present an Indian Culture Night Saturday, April 8th with a reception with Indian snacks & exhibit from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by a concert. It's at McLeod Hall at the UVA Medical Center, Charlottesville. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, send e-mail to nk5dz@viginia.edu.

5th Annual Comedy Show to benefit adults with brain injury
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Events
Expires: April 08, 2017
Sponsor: The Bridge Line

Celebrate life in the midst of adversity by laughing together at the BridgeLine's 5th Annual Comedy Show to raise funds for adults with brain injuries. The event will be held on Saturday, April 8th at 7:00 at Cville Coffee, Charlottesville. The headliner will be Jeff Caldwell, Also appearing will be Bob Somerby. For more information visit thebridgeline.org or call 434-989-1274.

Volunteer to combat world poverty
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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.

Annual Gordon Avenue Library Spring Book Sale
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Events
Expires: April 09, 2017
Sponsor: Jefferson Madison Regional Library
 The Gordon Avenue Library Spring Book Sale is here! From Saturday April 1st through Sunday April 9th, thousands of books, music, movies, puzzles, and games will be on display from 10am-7pm at the Gordon Avenue Library in Charlottesville. All genres and categories will be represented and the shelves are restocked throughout the sale. Proceeds benefit the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library.  Call 434-977-8467 or email info@jmrlfriends.org for more information.
Concert
Category: 
Music
Expires: April 14, 2017
Sponsor: Front Porch

The Front Porch, a roots music school in Charlottesville, presents Howard Rains and Trisha Spencer in concert on Friday, April 14th from 7:30 - 10:00 pm at The Front Porch - 221 East Water Street in Charlottesville. Tickets and more information may be found at frontporchcville.org.

Texas Fiddle Concert
Category: 
Music
Expires: April 14, 2017
Sponsor: Front Porch

The Front Porch, a roots music school in Charlottesville, Virginia, presents Howard Rains and Trisha Spencer in concert on Friday, April 14th from 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm at The Front Porch at 221 East Water Street in Charlottesville. This concert is part of The Front Porch Spring Music Series. Tickets and more information may be found at their website, FrontPorchCville.org.

Nominate Outstanding Young Leaders
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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

Earth day march for science
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Events
Expires: April 22, 2017
Sponsor: Rivanna Conservation Alliance

Do you believe in the value of science in helping us make sound decisions to safeguard our planet? Then join the Rivanna Conservation Alliance for the Earth Day March for Science in Washington, D.C. on April 22nd. Buses will leave from and return to St. Anne's Belfield School at 2132 Ivy Road in Charlottesville. Departure will be at 6 am and return is expected to be 8 pm. Please register at surveymonkey.com/r/March4Science. For any additional information, contact exec@rivannariver.org or call 202-297-3563.\

Drive-thru rabies clinic in Palmyra
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Expires: April 22, 2017
Sponsor: Fluvanna SPCA

A drive-thru rabies clinic will take place at Pleasant Grove Dog Park, located at 110 Thomas Jefferson Parkway in Palmyra, on Saturday, April 22nd, from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact the Fluvanna SPCA at 434-591-0123.

Spring concert
Category: 
Music
Expires: April 23, 2017
Sponsor: Charlottesville Municipal Band
It's the 95th season for the Charlottesville Municipal Band! They open the season with a Dogwood Festival Spring Concert - on Sunday, April 23rd at 3:30 pm at the V. Earl Dickenson Main Stage Theater. The theater is at Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville. Charlotte MacDonald, a prize-winning clarinetist will be featured. Admission is free. For more information, go to [cvilleband.org] (http://cvilleband.org//).
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
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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: 
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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.