Public Service Announcements

Student submissions welcome for fashion show
Category: 
Events
Expires: June 01, 2019
Sponsor: Managing Love

Gwen Cassady, a Charlottesville teacher and founding member of Managing Love, is seeking Virginia students to submit their work for a series of fashion shows, culminating on Thursday, August 8th at the IX Art Park. Submissions are due by Saturday, June 1st. For more detailed information, visit managinglove.org.

Cville Symphony performs The Harry Potter Concert
Category: 
Music
Expires: June 01, 2019
Sponsor: Paramount Theater

The Charlottesville Symphony returns to The Paramount Theater's stage for Pops at The Paramount – The Harry Potter Concert on Saturday, June 1st at 7:30 PM. Music Director Benjamin Rous leads the full symphony orchestra in music from all eight films.  Audience members are invited to come dressed as their favorite Harry Potter-themed witch or wizard.  Ticket information is available at charlottesville.theparamount.net.

Presentation on responsible gun ownership
Category: 
Events
Expires: June 02, 2019
Sponsor: Ivy Creek United Methodist Church

Ivy Creek United Methodist Church in Charlottesville is hosting BE SMART: A Conversation About Kids, Guns, and Safety on Sunday, June 2nd, from 3 – 4:30 p.m. The presentation, a collaborative event with The League of Women Voters and The Charlottesville Coalition for Gun Violence Prevention, will highlight responsible gun ownership and storage. The event is designed for adults, but child care will be available. If you have questions, contact the church office at 434-973-4793.

Improv classes at Big Blue Door
Category: 
Events
Expires: June 04, 2019
Sponsor: Big Blue Door

This summer learn to create original comedy of life-filled characters and spontaneous, hilarious scenes with Charlottesville’s popular introductory improv course, Improv I: Character & Scene taught by Big Blue Door. The eight Tuesday evening classes start June 4th, from 6:30 to 8:30. This is Charlottesville’s only “longform” improv comedy course—a scene and character-based improv style that is the primary training for performers on shows like Parks & Recreation, Saturday Night Live, Key & Peele, and 30 Rock. For questions about cost or more information, e-mail classes@bigbluedoor.org or sign up online at bigbluedoor.org.

Lecture on the UVA pavilions
Category: 
Events
Expires: June 07, 2019
Sponsor: UVA Lifetime Learning

"The Architecture of Democracy in a Landscape of Slavery" will be the title of a talk by Louis Nelson on Friday, June 7th at 1 p.m. in UVA's Newcomb Hall Theatre, located at 180 McCormick Rd. The pavilions of the University of Virginia are among the most studied designs in early American architecture. UVA was the architecture of democracy. But the University of Virginia was also a landscape of slavery. This lecture will teach attendees how to understand this single place as simultaneously ideal and real. This event is free, but registration is required. To register, visit alumni.virginia.edu/learn, or call 434-982-4491.

The quest at UVA to conquer Alzheimer's
Category: 
Events
Expires: June 07, 2019
Sponsor: UVA Lifetime Learning

"Research at UVA: The Quest to Conquer Alzheimer’s Disease" is thje title of a talk by George Bloom on Friday, June 7th at 1 p.m. in the University of Virginia's Minor Hall, Room 125. Alzheimer’s disease has been the most expensive disease in the U.S. since 2013. It will cost American society more than \$1 trillion by 2050 unless methods to prevent it or significantly slow its progression can be developed. Bloom will discuss how his lab's discovery of the drug memantine can provide modest and temporary symptom relief in advanced AD patients, and may also be able to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.This event is free, but registration is required. To register, visit alumni.virginia.edu/learn, or call 434-982-4491.

Hoo$ Smart About Money
Category: 
Events
Expires: June 07, 2019
Sponsor: UVA Lifetime Learning

Research indicates that most of us could save an average of more than \$1,000 annually by choosing a different health plan, yet many individuals continue to enroll in more expensive, traditional insurance plans. Find out how much you can save by breaking with tradition, switching health plans, and building assets tax-free. Dot Kelly will lead this seminar on Friday, June 7th, 2:30 p.m., at Minor Hall at the University of Virginia. RSVP is required. Please call 434-982-4491 for more information, and to register.

Why study Game of Thrones at UVA?
Category: 
Events
Expires: June 07, 2019
Sponsor: UVA Lifetime Learning

"Winter is Coming: Game of Thrones Comes to UVA" is the title of a talk by Lisa Woolfork on Friday, June 7th at 2:30 p.m. in the University of Virginia's Newcomb Hall Theater, located at 180 McCormick Rd. Woolfork will discuss her popular Game of Thrones course which has received a wide array of media attention. You will learn the answer to these questions: Why study Game of Thrones, the book and TV series, at a top research university? What does this work offer that is worthy of academic attention and rigorous scholarly readings? Woolfork suggests that we are in the middle of a powerful cultural phenomenon worthy of interrogation. This event is free, but registration is required. To register, visit alumni.virginia.edu/learn, or call 434-982-4491.

Group exhibition from Feminist Union at McGuffey
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: June 07, 2019
Sponsor: Feminist Union of Charlottesville Creatives

The Feminist Union of Charlottesville Creatives is pleased to present a group exhibition, Women’s Work, at McGuffey Art Center during the month of June. The opening will take place during McGuffey’s First Friday reception on June 7th, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., free and open to the public. In this second open-themed group show from the Feminist Union, the works of eighteen local women artists showcase a variety of mediums, perspectives, experiences, and modes of work. For more information, e-mail to heyfucc@gmail.com.

Gettysburg: The Great Turning Point of the Civil War?
Category: 
Events
Expires: June 08, 2019
Sponsor: UVA Lifetime Learning

For most Americans, Gettysburg stands as the great turning point of the Civil War. Ken Burns’s influential documentary, The Civil War, reinforced this viewpoint, devoting far more time to Gettysburg than to any other military event of the conflict. This lecture will challenge the idea of Gettysburg as an important turning point and explain why so many people hold on to a mistaken impression. Gary Gallagher will lead this talk on Saturday, June 8th, at 9 a.m., at Old Cabell Hall at the University of Virginia. RSVP is required. For more information, or to register, call 434-982-4491.

Safe Summer Kickoff
Category: 
Events
Expires: June 08, 2019
Sponsor: Moms Demand Action for Gun Safety

Moms Demand Action for Gun Safety will host a Safe Summer Kickoff in Crozet on Saturday, June 8th, from 10-2, behind the Blue Goose Building on Crozet Avenue. Get tips from experts on keeping your family and pets safe this summer while also enjoying games, a book give-away, Kona Ice, and live music from Silas Frayser. For more information, email CrozetDemandsAction@gmail.com.

 

Hip-Hop and the Global South: Owning My Masters
Category: 
Events
Expires: June 08, 2019
Sponsor: UVA Lifetime Learning

A. D. Carson, the University of Virginia's professor of Hip-Hop, will discuss the implications of rap and hip-hop as conceptual frameworks for critical analysis and engagement as demonstrated through his art and research and the ways this influences his approach to teaching. This seminar takes place Saturday, June 8th at 1:30pm at Newcomb Hall at UVA. RSVP is required. For more information, or to register, call 434-982-4491.

Piano Quartet based in Warm Springs performs in Cville
Category: 
Music
Expires: June 08, 2019
Sponsor: Garth Newel Music Center and Immanuel Lutheran Church
 The Garth Newel Piano Quartet, based in Warm Springs, Virginia, will give a free concert in Charlottesville at the Immanuel Lutheran Church on Jefferson Park Avenue on Saturday, June 8th, at 5 p.m.  The program includes Dvorak’s Piano Trio in F minor and Martinu’s first Piano Quartet.  More information is available at garthnewel.org.

Orquestra Tropikiimba at Rockfish Center
Category: 
Music
Expires: June 08, 2019
Sponsor: Rockfish Valley Community Center

Afro-Latin music will highlight the fifth annual “Celebrate Rockfish” festival at Rockfish Valley Community Center’s Blue Mountain Pavilion on Saturday, June 8th, from 5 to 9 p.m. This year’s festival brings the renowned “Orqestra Tropikiimba” to Nelson County for the first time. Featuring more than a dozen musicians, Orquesta Tropikiimba is one of the few authentic Afro-Caribbean orchestras in the mid-Atlantic region, and features driving rhythms that are guaranteed to get people on their feet and dancing. For more information, call 434-361-0100, or e-mail rockfishcc@gmail.com.

27th annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival
Category: 
Music
Expires: June 09, 2019
Sponsor: Eastern Mennonite University

Creation is the theme of the 27th annual Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, to be held in Harrisonburg on Sunday June 9th through Sunday, June 16th. The opening concert will take place on Sunday, June 9th at 3 p.m. and features artistic director Kenneth Nafziger leading the festival orchestra and soloists in works by Bach and Haydn. Soloists from within the orchestra will be joined by recorder player Sian Ricketts, trumpeter Phillip Chase Hawkins, and pianist David Berry. A pre-concert talk by Nafziger will begin at 2:15 p.m. The festival will take place in Lehman Auditorium on the Eastern Mennonite University campus. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit svbachfestival.org or call the box office 540-432-4582.

See the new musical at the Little Washington Theatre
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: June 15, 2019
Sponsor: Kid Pan Alley

The new Kid Pan Alley musical, The Talented Clementine, comes to the Little Washington Theatre in Washington, Virginia, for a performance at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 15th. It's based on the popular Clementine series of children's books written by Sara Pennypacker. Paul Reisler, Kid Pan Alley’s Artistic Director, wrote the script, lyrics, and music. Many of the songs were written by Reisler with children during Kid Pan Alley residencies. For tickets and more information, call 540-322-2022 or visit KidPanAlley.org.

Sign up to be on public opinion panel
Category: 
Events
Expires: June 23, 2019
Sponsor: UVA Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service

The University of Virginia is forming a group to serve as a public opinion research panel – the first in the state – and you can be on the panel to let your opinions make a difference. It’s called Be Heard CVA, designed to be a trusted vehicle for tapping the needs and opinions of the Charlottesville area and Central Virginia. If you are 18 or older and live in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa or Nelson county, you can “join and be heard.” Participation is free and confidential. You can sign up online at BeHeardCVA . org, or you can call 434-243-5226.

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.