Public Service Announcements

Storytelling for students
Category: 
Events
Expires: January 21, 2020
Sponsor: Big Blue Door

Telling True Stories is Big Blue Door’s 6-session course designed to give its students the tools they need to find and tell their stories. Beginning Tuesday, January 21st, the class gets students on their feet and speaking naturally in public, while also helping them delve into effective memorization, cope with stage fright, and handle privacy issues. Best of all, participants learn how rich their lives have been and how many wonderful stories they have to tell. For further information and to register for the Charlottesville classes, go to bigbluedoor.org.

Spring Introduction to Improv Comedy
Category: 
Events
Expires: January 21, 2020
Sponsor: Big Blue Door

Join Big Blue Door's spring introduction to long-form improv comedy on Tuesday evenings beginning Tuesday, January 21st from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the McGuffey Art Center, Studio 20, in Charlottesville. This class is for all experience levels and backgrounds. Students can sign up directly at bigbluedoor.org or email classes@bigbluedoor.org for more information.

Keynote speech
Category: 
Events
Expires: January 23, 2020
Sponsor: The University of Virginia Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Virginia Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will present Roxane Gay as the keynote speaker for  the 2020 Community Martin Luther King Celebration on Thursday, January 23rd at The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville. Gay's work garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. More information is available online at theparamount.net or by calling 434-979-1333.

Ballroom, Latin, Nightclub, Swing Dance
Category: 
Events
Expires: January 25, 2020
Sponsor: Charlottesville chapter of USA Dance

The Charlottesville chapter of USA Dance will host a night of Ballroom, Latin, Nightclub, and Swing dance on Saturday, January 25th, from 8 to 10:15 pm at the Unity of Charlottesville Ballroom on Hydraulic Road.  Gabor Seres will teach free pre-dance American Foxtrot lessons.  Information is available at usadancecville.org.

Blood Drive at Church of Our Saviour
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: January 26, 2020
Sponsor: Church of Our Saviour

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. You can help save lives by joining Church of Our Saviour for a blood drive on Sunday, January 26th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 1165 Rio Road East in Charlottesville. Help ensure blood is on the shelves before it is needed for trauma victims, transplant recipients and those being treated for cancer and sickle cell disease. To make an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Sierra Club talk "Protecting Our Dark Skies"
Category: 
Events
Expires: January 26, 2020
Sponsor: Sierra Club

The Sierra Club presents  "Protecting Our Dark Skies" - Sunday, January 26th, at 2 p.m., in the McIntire Room of the Downtown library in Charlottesville. Life evolved under starlight, but every night we hammer local ecosystems with more than one thousand times the light of the full moon. The impacts on animals and plants is enormous, including bird migration, insect survival, coral reef spawning, baby sea turtles, algal blooms, and our own circadian rhythms. Learn more about the threats to our night skies and what we can do to protect them from artificial light pollution. Come hear University of Virginia Astronomer Ricky Patterson talk about the problems and solutions. For more information, contact John Cruickshank at 434-973-0373 or by email to jcruickshank4@gmail.com.

UVA MLK Celebration
Category: 
Events
Expires: January 31, 2020
Sponsor: UVA the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Virginia’s Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion invites you to attend the 2020 Community MLK Celebration as it pays tribute to the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The celebration runs from January 17th through the 31st and will feature musical performances, films, inspirational speakers, art exhibits, and much more. For a complete listing of events, visit mlk.virginia.edu.


 

Bill Staines concert to benefit North Branch School
Category: 
Events
Expires: January 31, 2020
Sponsor: North Branch School

Folk music legend Bill Staines will give a concert Friday, January 31st, at 7 p.m., at North Branch School in Afton to benefit the school. Concert goers are invited to bring a dish and share a potluck supper with Bill at 6 o'clock. Get advance tickets at a discount, or pay at the door. For details, call 540-456-8450 or go online to north-branch-school.org.

Paramodernities -- dance lecture and performances
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: January 31, 2020
Sponsor: UVA Department of Drama

The Arts Council at the University of Virginia has arranged for a series of lecture-performances, or dance-experiments, called Paramodernities, with guest artists Netta Yerushalmy and six other dance artists and scholars on Friday, January 31st, at 8 p.m., at the Ruth Caplin Theatre on University Grounds. It is a Free Ticketed Event with tickets and more information available at artsboxoffice.virginia.edu.

Program for addiction recovery.
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: February 01, 2020
Sponsor: The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist-meditation, non-judgmental approach to recovery from addiction.  The group meets every Wednesday, from 7:30 - 8:30 pm at the Quaker Meeting House, 1104 Forest Avenue in Charlottesville.  No registration is needed; all are welcome.  For further information call or text David at 646-285-6114 or visit refugerecovery.org.

IVY MUC closed 1/27-2/3.
Category: 
Events
Expires: February 03, 2020
Sponsor: Ivy Material Utilization Center,

The Ivy Material Utilization Center, located at 4576 Dick Woods Road, will be closed for business from Monday, January 27th through Saturday, February 1st. Normal operations will resume on Monday, February 3rd at 7:30 a.m. This closure is required to complete necessary repairs to the transfer station that were caused as a result of a fire in August 2019. For more information, visit rivanna.org.

Support group for pain management
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: February 04, 2020
Sponsor: American Chronic Pain Association

The American Chronic Pain Association is offering support groups for people who suffer from pain that doesn't go away. The Association says, "If you suffer from chronic pain you know that doctors and medicine often can't help. But you can learn to help yourself through group support meetings." The meetings will start Tuesday, February 4th, at 1 p.m., at "The Center," 491 Hillsdale Drive in Charlottesville. Call the American Chronic Pain Association at 516-449-6161 for more information. They offer help and hope. That's 516-449-6161.

The 37th Annual Seminar for the Piedmont Landscape Association
Category: 
Outdoors
Expires: February 06, 2020
Sponsor: Piedmont Landscape Association

The 37th Annual Landscape Seminar will take place Thursday, Feb. 6 at The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville. Featured speakers will discuss timely subjects: Community Food Forests, Infusing Living Architecture in the Garden, The New Heirloom Garden, and Planting for the Future: New Naturalism. Early registration discount will end January 14th. For more information call 434-979-1333.

Annual Greens cooking competition
Category: 
Events
Expires: February 08, 2020
Sponsor: Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

Join the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center for its sixth annual greens cook-off on Saturday, February 8th. The Judges' tasting will begin at 2:30 p.m. and general public tasting at 3. Come be a part of this exciting family-friendly event. Applications are still being accepted for cooks in the Greens and Mac & Cheese categories. A cash prize is offered to the winner in each category. Claim your title as Best in Charlottesville. For more information go to jeffschoolheritagecenter.org.

The Beethoven Experience
Category: 
Music
Expires: February 24, 2020
Sponsor: Mary Baldwin University, American Shakespeare Center

The Heifetz Institute, Mary Baldwin University, and the American Shakespeare Center announce "The Beethoven Experience" a six-concert performance, symposium, and residency series featuring the Borromeo String Quartet. All 16 of Beethoven's String Quartets will be performed and discussed, beginning Monday, February 24th at 6:30pm at the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton. Complete program information can be found at thebeethovenexperience.com.

Open hours at McCormick Observatory
Category: 
Events
Expires: March 20, 2020
Sponsor: Leander McCormick Observatory - UVA

Leander McCormick Observatory at the University of Virginia is open to the public on the first and third Friday night of each month – except holidays – for two hours: from 7 to 9 and from 9 to 11 after March 20th. Observing with all telescopes – weather permitting – audio-visual presentations, and tours of the Observatory are included. For more information, call 434-243-1885.

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.

Donate your old car to WTJU
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: December 31, 2020
Sponsor: WTJU

If it's time for you to think of replacing your old car, please consider donating it to benefit WTJU  ... and you could get a tax break.  It's easy. Just call 844-WTJU-CAR. Or go to wtju dot car easy dot org. That’s wtju dot car easy dot org. Thanks! 

Benefits Check Up
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: December 31, 2020
Sponsor: National Council on Aging

Many in the aging population are on a fixed income, and struggle from month to month, but there is help: help with medications, health care, income assistance, food and nutrition, housing and utilities, tax relief, veteran assistance, employment and more. The National Council on Aging has built a resource website for seniors and their families to find help, nationally and locally. Visit BenefitsCheckup.org to connect with the $20 billion in benefits that go unclaimed each year.