Public Service Announcements

Plan now to audition for the Oratorio Society of Virginia
Category: 
Music
Expires: January 19, 2021
Sponsor: The Oratorio Society of Virginia

The Oratorio Society of Virginia will hold auditions on Tuesday, January 19th, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to join a dedicated group of singers, united by a shared passion to provide excellent and joyful music to the local community  Due to COVID-19, auditions will be held via Zoom. Auditions typically consist of the following, with an accompanist present: 

  • Vocalizing to determine range and voice part
  • A brief rhythmic sight-singing excerpt
  • A brief melodic sight-singing excerpt
  • Singing a prepared piece of your choosing, or a familiar song suggested by the director.
To sign up for a time slot and to download an audition form, visit oratoriosociety.org/singers.
An 8-week Session of Online Classes
Category: 
Music
Expires: January 19, 2021
Sponsor: Blue Ridge Irish Music School

The Blue Ridge Irish Music School is offering an 8-week session of online classes in Irish music, song and dance for all ages and skill levels beginning on January 19th.   For more information, please visit brimstunes.org or email to brimstunes@gmail.com

WTJU practices acceptance and respect
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: January 20, 2021
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.

Art exhibit "View From the Ridge"
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: January 22, 2021
Sponsor: Second Street Gallery

Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville announces a new exhibition of landscape paintings by Laura Wooten, titled View from the Ridge. On view from Friday, December 4th, through January 22nd the series illustrates the changing seasons of Virginia’s landscape and human connection to the land. Wooten painted over 90 small works for the exhibition, inspired by the daily walks she and her dog took to the same spot every day for a year. For details, go online to SecondStreetGallery.org.

January 2021 Exhibits
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: January 29, 2021
Sponsor: McGuffey Art Center

McGuffey Art Center announces two upcoming exhibitions that run from December 31st to January 29th:  A New Members Exhibition is in the Hallway Galleries, while in the Smith Gallery is Jill Kerttula's C'ville in Photo, Stitch, and Sketch. McGuffey Art Center is located at 201 Second Street NW in Charlottesville. For more information, visit mcguffeyartcenter.com.

Join UVA for the Community MLK Celebration
Category: 
Events
Expires: January 30, 2021
Sponsor: MLK @ UVA

Join the University of Virginia for the Community MLK Celebration from January 18th to the 29th. This year’s celebration is all-virtual and focuses around the theme of Dr. King's last book: "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?" All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit mlk.virginia.edu.

New law regarding driving with handheld communications devices
Category: 
Events
Expires: January 31, 2021
Sponsor: Commonwealth of Virginia

Beginning January 1st, a police officer may pull over any driver holding a hand-held communications device. This becomes a primary offense, meaning just holding the device can justify a traffic stop. First time offenders face a fine of $125, and additional offenses come with a fine of $250. Texting or emailing while driving is already prohibited. For more information visit law.lis.virginia.gov.

Grant applications being accepted
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: January 31, 2021
Sponsor: The IBMA Foundation

The IBMA Foundation is accepting applications through January 31 for grants from their recently-established Arnold Schultz Fund, for qualified activities, scholarships, or programs designed to increase participation in bluegrass music by people of color. Arnold Shultz was an African American musician from western Kentucky who had a profound influence on Bill Monroe and the development of bluegrass. Launched earlier this year, the Arnold Schultz Fund hopes to encourage contemporary black Americans to reclaim the legacy of their ancestors’ involvement in the development of what we know as bluegrass today. For more information, to apply or to donate, go to BluegrassFoundation.org/arnold-schultz-fund.

Now illegal in Virginia to leave dogs out in the cold
Category: 
Events
Expires: March 08, 2021
Sponsor: PETA

It was never a good idea, and now it's illegal in Virginia to leave your dog out in cold weather. As temperatures drop, PETA is alerting dog guardians to a new state law that prohibits leaving dogs chained up or tethered outside when the temperature is 32 degrees or below—and reminding them to take their dogs indoors or face legal consequences. "Dogs are flesh and blood, not picnic tables, so if it's too cold outside for you, it's too cold for your dog!" says PETA. "Animals depend on us for everything from food, water, and shelter to keeping them safe and happy—and the law now recognizes that that includes not leaving them to shiver in the cold." The new law has more restrictions.  For details, go online to PETA.org/features/new-anti-tethering-law-dogs-in-virginia.

(ANNCR NOTE: SORRY, IT'S THE ONLY URL WE COULD FIND - JUST SAY "HYPHEN BETWEEN EACH WORD".)