Public Service Announcements

Preservation Virginia's annual legislative reception
Category: 
Events
Expires: February 11, 2016
Sponsor: Preservation Virginia

Preservation Virginia will host its annual legislative reception at the Hilton Richmond Downtown on Thursday, February 11th, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Join leaders from the General Assembly and the governor's administration to highlight the benefits of historic preservation. This year celebrates "50 Years of Historic Preservation", honoring the 50th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act and the Department of Historic Resources. The reception is open to all interested preservationists, and there is no fee for the event. For more information, visit preservationvirginia.org.

Lecture on cities
Category: 
Events
Expires: February 11, 2016
Sponsor: Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture

What does it mean to be a human being in our modern day cities? This question will be explored in a lecture titled "The Secret Life of Cities," presented by Suketu Mehta - award-winning author of "Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found." The lecture will take place on Thursday, February 11th from 5 to 6:30 pm in Nau Hall at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The presentation will focus on the interwoven themes of migration, alienation and community building on a global scale. For more information, visit iasc-culture.org.

jazz concert
Category: 
Music
Expires: February 11, 2016
Sponsor: c'ville jazz society and WTJU

A great jazz concert is coming up at C'ville coffee. On Thursday, February 11th at 7:00 pm, WTJU and The Charlottesville Jazz Society present Ben Goldberg and Invisible Guy. Goldberg, who performs on all manner of clarinets, is a veteran of both the experimental world of the San Francisco area and the New Klezmer and Downtown jazz scene of New York City. Also featuring Michael Coleman on keyboards and Hamir Atwal on drums, Invisible Guy's music ranges from quiet and subtle to intense and raucous. Advance tickets are available online at invisibleguy.eventbrite.com. For more information, visit cvillejazz.org or call Gary at 434-249-6191. And be sure to listen for Ben Goldberg's music on WTJU.

Flash Seminar: What is Music?
Category: 
Events
Expires: February 12, 2016
Sponsor: UVA McIntire Dept of Music

Faculty from the University of Virginia McIntire Dept. of Music will lead a discussion on how music can be varyingly made, experienced and interpreted. This free seminar takes place Friday, February 12th, from 3:30 to 5pm, at OpenGrounds. For more information call 434-924-3052.

Folk Legend Bill Staines performs at North Branch School
Category: 
Music
Expires: February 12, 2016
Sponsor: North Branch School

Bill Staines and guest Alice Clair will perform on Friday February 12 at the North Branch School in Afton. Bring a dish to share, and enjoy the potluck that precedes the musical festivities at 6:00pm. All proceeds benefit the North Branch School. For more information call 540-456-8450.

Prism Presents Guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto
Category: 
Music
Expires: February 12, 2016
Sponsor: Prism Coffeehouse

The Prism Coffeehouse is delighted to bring Japanese guitarist Hiroya (Hih-Roy-Uh) Tsukamoto (Sue-Kuh-Moe-Toe) to Charlottesville on Friday, February 12, at 7 pm for a concert at C'Ville Coffee. Hiroya has been leading concerts with his group including several appearances at Blue Note in New York, and has performed with such luminaries as Esperanza Spalding and Marta Gomez. For additional details on this February 12 concert, including how to get tickets, visit PrismCoffeehouse.org. You can also e-mail prismcoffeehouse@gmail.com, or call 434-978-4335.

Valentine's Day Scones
Category: 
Events
Expires: February 13, 2016
Sponsor: Charlottesville Community Bikes

Charlottesville residents can share the love this Valentine's Day thanks to the annual "Bake 'N Bike" scone extravaganza. Now in its 12th year, "Bake'€˜N Bike"€ costumed cyclists will deliver freshly baked heart-shaped, chocolate chip scones with a valentine greeting to lucky recipients throughout C'ville. Scones are baked by volunteers in the commercial kitchen of The Haven.  All proceeds go to Charlottesville Community Bikes.  Visit cvillecommunitybikes.com to learn more and to place your order.

Art show and sale
Category: 
Events
Expires: February 13, 2016
Sponsor: City Markets Art

Artists from Charlottesville'€™s City Market and local artisans will be displaying and selling their creations at 2016 City Market Arts at the Carver Recreation Center on February 13th, from 10 am - 4 pm. The art show features over 30 vendors with a variety of jewelry, paintings, pottery and more all made locally. Music will be provided by Banjo Bud, Maggie Muggins, and Burl Manis & Annette Jareb. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about City Market Arts, please contact Stephanie at (434) 970-3371 or email citymarket@charlottesville.org

Valentine's Day Concert with Bill Harris and Tommy Cecil
Category: 
Music
Expires: February 14, 2016
Sponsor: Theatre at Washington

Just in time for Valentines' Day, well-known jazz pianist and local favorite Bill Harris and acclaimed jazz bassist Tommy Cecil will join for "Love Affair," melodies and improvisations to warm the heart. That's Sunday, February 14th, at 3:00 p.m. at the Theatre at Washington, Virginia. Ticket information is available at TheatreWashingtonVa.com or by calling 540-675-1253.

FOUNDER'S DAY EVENT
Category: 
Events
Expires: February 14, 2016
Sponsor: naacp

The NAACP is having its Founder's Day event - NAACP: It's Purpose Still Relevant Today. With guest speaker, Reverend Lloyd Cosby, Jr. On Sunday, February 14th at 4:00 P.M. The event will be held at Zion Union Baptist Church - 1015 Preston Avenue in Charlottesville. For more information, call 434-220-1493.

Piedmont Landscape Association holds its 33rd annual seminar
Category: 
Events
Expires: February 17, 2016
Sponsor: Piedmont Landscape Association

The Piedmont Landscape Association will hold its 33rd annual seminar on Wednesday, February 17th, at the historic Paramount Theater in downtown Charlottesville. The program this year features landscape architect and author, Claudia West, speaking on "Planting in a Post-Wild World"; professor and Ted-talk guru, Dr. Dennis VanEngelsdorp, speaking on honeybee colony collapse; and renowned international plantsman, Tony Avent, speaking on shade plants. Continuing education credits are available. To learn more, visit piedmontlandscape.org. Registration is provided by the Paramount at theparamount.net.

Organ recital by Stephen Buzard at First Presbyterian Church
Category: 
Music
Expires: February 19, 2016
Sponsor: Charlottesville Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

The Charlottesville Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will hold a recital by Stephen Buzard on the Casavant organ at First Presbyterian Church, located at 500 Park Street in Charlottesville. The performance is Friday, February 19th at 7 p.m. as part of the church's Music on Park Street concert series. Buzard is the acting organist at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in New York City. The recital is free and open to the public and there is ample parking available. For more information, call 434-296-7131.

Tara Mills and Jimmy Stelling play Americana
Category: 
Music
Expires: February 19, 2016
Sponsor: Coffee House Music Series

You'll hear an original blend of folk, bluegrass, and Americana when the Coffee House Music Series presents Tara Mills and Jimmy Stelling on Friday, February 19th, at 7:30 pm, at the Rockfish Valley Community Center in Afton. For further information, go to .rockfishcc.org or call 434-361-0100.

salsa dancing event
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: February 20, 2016
Sponsor: UVa Salsa Club

Ready to dance your heart out? On Saturday, February 20th starting at 9:30 am, the University of Virginia's Salsa Club is inviting dancers of all levels to its 5th annual Salsa Fest. Join the club in the Student Activities Building for a day filled with workshops by talented instructors from all over the East Coast. Dance all night at a huge party with performances and live music by Conjunto Sason and DJ Steve Greene. Go to Universitysalsafest.com for more information, to register to volunteer or to purchase tickets.

Cville Symphony piano concert I
Category: 
Music
Expires: February 20, 2016
Sponsor: Charlottesville Symphony

The Charlottesville Symphony continues its season with Russian pianist Gleb Ivanov on Saturday, February 20th, at 8 p.m., in Old Cabell Hall and on Sunday, February 21st, at 3:30 p.m., at the Charlottesville High School's MLK Performing Arts Center. Conducted by music director Kate Tamarkin, the program includes Anatoly Lyadov's Polonaise, Sergei Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 and Antonín Dvorák's Symphony No. 8 in G Major, his "Pastoral" symphony. Tickets may be purchased at The UVA Arts Box Office at 434-924-3376 or online at artsboxoffice.virginia.edu.

Day of volunteering
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: February 25, 2016
Sponsor: Madison House at UVA

The largest day of community service for college students nationwide is coming up in Charlottesville. On Saturday, April 9th, UVA students will come together to perform acts of service all over the area. Madison House, the volunteer hub for UVA students, invites all UVa students to participate and all members of the community to submit a request for assistance. The deadline for submitting a job request is February 29th and the deadline for University students to register to volunteer is March 25th. Students can register individually or as a group. To learn more, visit madisonhouse.org/thebigevent.

New art exhibit
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: February 26, 2016
Sponsor: Second STreet Gallery

Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville announces Amie Oliver's Maps, Planes and Watermarks in the Main Gallery - and Liz Rodda's Two Kinds of Luck in the Dove Gallery. The show is available for viewing from February 5th through the 26th. Amie Oliver's works explore drawing and painting with ink on water resistant paper.  Liz Rodda uses collage to tease out relationships between materials and ideas that are seemingly at odds with one another.  For more information, call 434-977-7284 or email outreach@secondstreetgallery.org.

Stream monitor training sessions
Category: 
Outdoors
Expires: February 27, 2016
Sponsor: Rivanna Conservation Alliance

Would you like to become a volunteer citizen scientist stream monitor? The Rivanna Conservation Alliance is hosting two volunteer stream monitor training sessions: Saturday, February 27th at the Ivy Creek Natural Area in Charlottesville and Saturday, March 26th at the Fluvanna County Public Library, both from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will cover the fundamentals of stream biological sampling, including the catching and identifying aquatic invertebrates for evaluating water quality and stream health. The training is free, but class size is limited. To reserve a space, or for further information call Anne Dunckel at 434-249-5306 or visit rivannariver.org/volunteer-training.

Grand Gala 2016: Havana Nights
Category: 
Events
Expires: February 27, 2016
Sponsor: Senior Center

Celebrate the seductive rhythms, tropical flavors and lush beauty of Cuba at the Grand Gala 2016: Havana Nights, Saturday, February 27th, at the Boar's Head Pavilion. This Gala evening benefits the nationally-accredited Senior Center, Charlottesville's resource for healthy aging since 1960. For more information go to seniorcenterinc.org or call 434-974-7756.

New and Classic Jazz Works at UVA
Category: 
Music
Expires: February 27, 2016
Sponsor: UVA Jazz Ensemble

The UVA Jazz Ensemble under the direction of John D'earth presents "The Year of the Jazz Composer - New and Classic Works" on Saturday, February 27th, at 8:00 PM in Old Cabell Hall. Tickets can be purchased at the Arts Box Office by calling 434.924.3376 or visiting artsboxoffice.virginia.edu.

The Virginia Sinfonietta will perform at Old Cabell
Category: 
Music
Expires: February 28, 2016
Sponsor: McIntire Department of Music

The Virginia Sinfonietta will perform at the University of Virginia on Sunday, February 28th at 8 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall. The Virginia Sinfonietta is a new professional chamber orchestra dedicated to the performance and creation of contemporary art music. For ticket prices and more information, call 434-924-6492 or visit tickets.artsboxoffice.virginia.edu.

Give Blood
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: February 29, 2016
Sponsor: American Red Cross
 The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients by giving blood this February. During the winter months, inclement winter weather and seasonal illnesses can keep regular donors from giving blood. Healthy donors of all blood types are needed to help maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in their own communities as well as areas where donors were unable to give due to severe winter weather. Individuals with types O, AB, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed.  To make an appointment or learn upcoming donation sites, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). 

New monthly TJHD walk-in evening testing clinic
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: March 02, 2016
Sponsor: Thomas Jefferson Health District

To improve clinic wait times, enhance patient satisfaction, and increase access to screening for sexually transmitted infections, the Thomas Jefferson Health District’s Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department is launching free, walk-in testing during evening hours on the first Wednesday of every month starting Wednesday, March 2nd, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is in addition to the weekly clinics held every Tuesday and Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 434-972-6269 or visit tjhd.org.

Pledge to Volunteer in 2016
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: March 04, 2016
Sponsor: The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is seeking volunteers to pledge their time to serve in 2016. Individuals who commit to volunteering will help the 1 in 10 people in central and western Virginia who may not always have access to the nutrient-rich foods needed to thrive. Volunteer activities can range from packing, sorting and distributing food, helping out at a food drive, or providing hunger-relief organizations with access to specialized skills, such as videography, photography and landscaping. To join others who have committed to making a difference in 2016, visit FeedingAmerica.org and make the pledge to volunteer to help people facing hunger.

Concert of Music in "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter"
Category: 
Music
Expires: March 13, 2016
Sponsor: JMRL and Crozet Community Orchestra
 As part of the James Madison Library’s Big Read campaign, the Crozet Community Orchestra will perform music described in Carson McCullers’ The Heart is a Lonely Hunter on Sunday, March 13th, at 4:00 pm.  The concert, which is free, takes place at the Crozet Baptist Church on Saint George Avenue and will include music by Beethoven, Vivaldi, Sibelius, and Mahler.  For more information, visit www.crozetcommunityorchestra.org.
Ashlawn Opera's Annual Spring Gala
Category: 
Events
Expires: March 19, 2016
Sponsor: Ashlawn Opera
 Ash Lawn will celebrate its annual Spring Gala on Sunday, March 20th, at the Farmington Country Club.  The festivities include dinner, dancing, and a silent auction. Up and coming baritone Aleksey Bogdanov, will perform.   All proceeds support Charlottesville's opera company in its mission to produce high quality productions, and to provide educational opportunities to students of all ages in the community. Information about the gala is available at www.ashlawnopera.org.