Public Service Announcements

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.

Charlottesville Community Health Fair 2016
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: July 30, 2016
Sponsor: University of Virginia Health System

UVA's Office of Diversity & Equity and the UVA Health System invite you to the 9th annual Charlottesville Community Health Fair -- this Saturday, July 30th, from 10 AM until 2 PM in Washington Park. The health fair provides free health screenings for blood pressure, diabetes, mammography, youth sports physicals, and more. The health fair also includes free giveaways and a raffle. For more information, call 434-243-2079.

"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.

Neighborhood fun day
Category: 
Events
Expires: August 06, 2016
Sponsor: Westhaven

Fun things are going on at Westhaven in Charlottesville on Saturday, August 6th. It's Westhaven Community Day, a free, fun-filled day of live entertainment, food, other vendors, a moon bounce, pony rides, bingo and more. The fun lasts from 10 am to 6 pm. Health services will also be available from 10 to 1. Westhaven is at 801 Hardy Drive in Charlottesville. For more information, visit Facebook.com/WesthavenCommunityDay.

Service dogs demonstration
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: August 06, 2016
Sponsor: Service dogs of Virginia

Come learn how Service Dogs of Virginia trains dogs for Virginians with disabilities at their open house on Saturday, August 6th, from 1 to 3 pm. Service Dogs of Virginia is located at Albemarle Square in Charlottesville near the Fresh Market. For more information, call Sally Day at 434-295-9503 or go to servicedogsva.org.

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.

August exhibits at McGuffey
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: August 14, 2016
Sponsor: McGuffey Art Center

McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville has new exhibits on display through August 14th. Artist Peter Allen's "Atonement" will be in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery and the McGuffey Members summer group show will be in the upper and lower halls. The McGuffey Art Center is located on Second Street in Charlottesville. For more information, e-mail cvillearts@c-ville.com.

Night at the Museum at the Kluge-Ruhe
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: August 18, 2016
Sponsor: Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection

The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection at the University of Virginia will host its annual Night at the Museum series this summer. In addition to the exhibitions, Night at the Museum will feature local food, libations, and music. The final event is from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 18th. For details, go online to kluge-ruhe.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.