Public Service Announcements

Workshop with Pat Alger
Category: 
Events
Expires: September 20, 2019
Sponsor: Songmaker Series

Pat Alger, an inductee in both the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, will host a songwriting workshop on Saturday, September 21st from 1 to 4 p.m. in Greenwood, Virginia. The workshop is for people who already have some experience with songwriting. Space is limited to 13 participants and advanced registration is required. More information is available at facebook.com/songmakerseries.  A registration link is available by going to ticketleap.com/events and then searching on "Charlottesville."

 

Gudrun Campbell leads local protest to encourage climate change action.
Category: 
Events
Expires: September 20, 2019
Sponsor: Youth Climate Strike Movement

Twelve-year-old Gudrun Campbell, organizer of the local Youth Climate Strike movement, calls on Charlottesville to strike in solidarity with people across the globe to address the global climate crisis and to halt the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines and the compressor station slated for the historic community of Union Hill in Buckingham County. ​ The strike will take place on Friday, September 20th, from noon to 1 pm at the Free Speech Wall in downtown Charlottesville. For information about this and other events heralding the United Nations Summit on Climate Change, e-mail cvilleclimatestrike@gmail.com.

7 time IBMA award winner Missy Raines
Category: 
Music
Expires: September 20, 2019
Sponsor: Prism Coffeehouse

The Prism Coffeehouse, in partnership with WTJU, is pleased to welcome the Missy Raines Trio back to  C'Ville Coffee on Friday, September the 20th at 7 pm.  Seven-time IBMA Bass Player of the year Missy Raines heads up the trio featuring guitar, bass, fiddle, and harmony vocals. C'Ville Coffee is located at 1301 Harris Street in Charlottesville.  For additional details and tickets, visit PrismCoffeehouse dot org, or call 434-978-4335.

Annual Pets in the Park event in Staunton
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Events
Expires: September 21, 2019
Sponsor: Augusta Regional SPCA

The Augusta Regional SPCA is sponsoring their Annual Pets in the Park event at Gypsy Hill Park at the Gazebo in Staunton on Saturday, September 21st, from 9 a.m. to about 3. There will be the Furry 5K, a fun run-and-walk with your favorite furry running/walking partner, the Doggone Good Dog Show, and the Candid Cat Photo Contest. Go online to augustaregionalspca.org for more information.

German Lyric Tradition concert in Covesville
Category: 
Music
Expires: September 21, 2019
Sponsor: Cove Presbyterian Church

Cove Presbyterian Church in Covesville will present a concert, The German Lyric Tradition, with Linda Blondel, piano, Heather Hightower, soprano, and James Tobin, clarinet, on Saturday, September 21st. You are invited to come enjoy the resonant acoustics of this historic sanctuary 20 miles south of Charlottesville. For more information, email Bethneville Evans at bethneville@gmail.com.

Country songwriter Alger plays at Cville Coffee
Category: 
Events
Expires: September 21, 2019
Sponsor: Songmaker Series

Pat Alger has more than 20 Americana and Country Music hits to his credit, including eight number one songs.  The Songmaker Series will present a concert by Pat Alger in Charlottesville on Saturday, September 21st, at 7 pm, at Cville Coffee.  Ticket information is available by going to ticketleap.com/events and then searching on "Charlottesville."

First in a series celebration African American cultural contributions
Category: 
Events
Expires: September 21, 2019
Sponsor: Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

“A Night of Black Innovation," a series commemorating the ingenious cultural contributions of African Americans in America, will kick off with a showcase highlighting innovation in Black music on Saturday, September 21st at 6:00 pm at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center in Charlottesville.  The event will feature delectable food; a documentary short film produced and directed by Monty Ross; and live music performances by local artists.  Charlottesville Mayor Nikuyah Walker will present a lifetime achievement proclamation in honor of music theorist and logician Roland Wiggins—influential teacher to such jazz legends as John Coltrane and Billy Taylor.  For more information, visit jeffschoolheritagecenter.org.





Adult Homicide Survivor Support Group meets monthly
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Expires: September 25, 2019
Sponsor: Adult Homicide Survivor Support Group

The Adult Homicide Survivor Support Group for Albemarle, Charlottesville and surrounding county residents meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Friend's Meeting House, 1104 Forest Avenue, Charlottesville. If you have lost a loved one through the criminal actions of another, you are invited to join in the monthly discussion and activities in support of each other. Call Dave Lewis at 434-264-7711 to register or for more information.

Tours of African American Heritage Center available
Category: 
Events
Expires: September 26, 2019
Sponsor: Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center in Charlottesville is offering public tours on Fridays at 1 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m. You will find answers to questions like, "Who is Paul Lewis? Is the first Jefferson School still standing? Exactly how big was the Vinegar Hill neighborhood?" Community Guides will discuss our region's African American history and show you stunning examples of present-day African American artistic achievement. Private tours are also available Tuesdays through Saturdays by e-mailing Elizabeth at education@jeffschoolheritagecenter.org or by phone at 434.260.8723. More information at JeffSchoolHeritageCenter.org.

Guitarist Stephane Wrembel Returns September 27
Category: 
Music
Expires: September 27, 2019
Sponsor: Prism Coffeehouse

The Prism Coffeehouse, in partnership with WTJU, is pleased to announce the return of guitarist Stephane Wrembel (Steh-fahn Rem-bull) to Charlottesville for a concert at C'Ville Coffee on Friday evening, September the 27th.  Having learned his craft among the Gypsies at campsites in the French countryside, Wrembel has headlined Lincoln Center, played major festivals while also sharing the stage with acts such as Elvis Costello and Patti Smith.  For additional details about this September 27 concert, visit PrismCoffeehouse DOT org, or call 434-978-4335.

Amnesty days for hazardous and bulky waste
Category: 
Events
Expires: September 28, 2019
Sponsor: Rivanna Solid Waste Authority

Rivanna Solid Waste Authority announces the Household Hazardous Waste and Bulky Waste Amnesty Days for this fall. Hazardous Household Waste will be accepted free of charge on Friday and Saturday, September 27th and 28th, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Furniture and mattresses on Saturday, October 5th; Appliances on the 12th; and Tires on October 19th. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. are the hours for Bulky Waste. For other details including eligible residents, special days for paint disposal, go online to Rivanna.org. .

Golf tourney to benefit Pancreatic Cancer
Category: 
Events
Expires: September 28, 2019
Sponsor: Meadow Creek Thursday Ladies Golf League

You can register now to take part in a golf tournament to benefit PANCAN, the national Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. It's set for Saturday, September 28th, at the Meadow Creek golf course in Charlottesville, sponsored by the Thursday Ladies Golf League. It's open to all: men, women, with or without a handicap. Breakfast, lunch, raffles, silent auctions are but a few of the fun, fundraising events planned. For information about fees and to register, call or text Joan at 434-962-1658.

Come to the Fall Fest on Sept. 28th
Category: 
Events
Expires: September 28, 2019
Sponsor: Ivy Creek United Methodist Church

The Ivy Creek United Methodist Church will hold its Fall Fest on Saturday, September 28th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 674 Woodlands Rd. in Charlottesville. The event will include a bake sale, a yard sale, BBQ, Brunswick Stew, and a silent auction. For more information, call 434-973-4793, or visit ivycreekumc.org.

Rivanna River FLOW festival
Category: 
Events
Expires: September 28, 2019
Sponsor: Albemarle County Parks & Recreation

Plan to spend a day down by the river in Charlottesville while enjoying Flow – F-L-O-W. It’s the annual Arts of the Rivanna River Renaissance festival, all day Saturday, September 28th, at Darden Towe Park – a celebration of art, music, song and dance inspired by the Rivanna River. The live music, dance and art exhibition all start at 11 a.m., and the day’s activities are capped off at 3:30 with FLOWtilla: The Spontaneous Decorated Boat Parade. For more information, including how to register for a tree walk, go online to flowfestival.weebly.com.

Festival celebrating Vegan food and non-violence.
Category: 
Events
Expires: September 28, 2019
Sponsor: Vegan Roots Fest

The Charlottesville Vegan Roots Fest will be held from noon to 6 on Saturday, September 28, at Washington Park off of Preston Avenue in Charlottesville. This event promotes nonviolence towards all, is free to the public, and is companion animal-friendly. There will be decadent vegan food; beer, sake, and cider; music; and a variety of speakers. More information can be found at CvilleVegFest.org.

Brewbies beer fest to benefit breast cancer
Category: 
Events
Expires: September 28, 2019
Sponsor: Brewbies Festival

The national non-profit called Brewbies, dedicated to breast cancer awareness, is bringing its craft beer festival to Champion Brewing in Charlottesville. It's set for Saturday, September 28th, from 2 to 6 p.m., at the brewery on 6th Street Southeast. Your ticket will get you handcrafted beer from over 25 of the best breweries, food trucks, awesome tunes, huge raffle, and lots of give-back! 100% of the net profits will benefit Keep A Breast and Charlottesville Area Community Foundation! For ticket and other information, go online to Brewbies.org.

Women Against Violence Benefit Concert
Category: 
Music
Expires: September 28, 2019
Sponsor: Virginia Women's Chorus

The Virginia Women's Chorus will be holding their 4th Annual Women Against Violence Benefit Concert on Saturday, September 28th, at 8 p.m., at McLeod Hall at the University of Virginia. It will feature The Virginia Belles, the Virginia Gentlemen, Black Voices, No Fella A Cappella, Hoos in Treble, the Virginia Glee Club and singer/guitarist Ellis Butler. Proceeds will benefit the International Rescue Committee. For ticket and other information, call 434-882-3883.

Charlottesville Symphony plays Mozart/Brahms
Category: 
Music
Expires: September 28, 2019
Sponsor: Charlottesville Symphony

Benjamin Rous conducts the Charlottesville Symphony in Mozart’s Symphony No. 32 and Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 with pianist Albert Kim, Saturday, September 28th, at 8 p.m., in Old Cabell Hall at the University of Virginia, and Sunday, September 29th, at 3:30, at the MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center at Piedmont Virginia Community College. For ticket information, visit artsboxoffice.virginia.edu

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: September 30, 2019
Sponsor: American Library Assn

Getting a library card can transform your life. Libraries offer resources and services that help people pursue their passions and give students the tools to succeed in school and beyond. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, so visit your library or I Love Libraries DOT ORG today.

How to help runaway/homeless youth
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Expires: September 30, 2019
Sponsor: National Runaway Safeline

The National Runaway Safeline helps keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. If you or someone you know is ready to return home and is between the ages of 12-21, the National Runaway Safeline, in partnership with Greyhound, can help. The Home Free program reunites youth with their family or guardian or to another safe living arrangement, through a free bus ticket home. For more information, visit 1800RUNAWAY.org.

Tacos on Tuesday, a quarterly pop-up fundraising event
Category: 
Events
Expires: October 01, 2019
Sponsor: Sarisand Tile and Rock

Tacos on Tuesday, a quarterly pop-up fundraising event, will benefit All Blessings Flow, whose mission is to collect, clean, refurbish, and redistribute free medical equipment to those in need in Charlottesville, Albemarle, and surrounding counties. This family-friendly event will be held on Tuesday, October 1st, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Sarisand Tile Showroom, located at 1226 Harris Street in Charlottesville. A parking shuttle is available at the Habitat Restore and a small donation is suggested for entry. For more information, call 434-960-7745. 

Talk on health insurance options for the aging
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Expires: October 02, 2019
Sponsor: JABA

The Jefferson Area Board for Aging -- JABA -- is sponsoring a presentation on health insurance options for those retiring before they are eligible for Medicare. It is on Wednesday, October 2nd, at 7 p.m., at the Northside Library, 605 W. Rio Rd, Charlottesville. Material will be presented by the certified insurance counselors from JABA and will emphasize Affordable Care Act and employer options. The event is free and registration is not required. Call 434.817.5248 with questions, or e-mail insurance@jabacares.org.

Candidate Forum on enivironmental issues
Category: 
Events
Expires: October 03, 2019
Sponsor: Sierra Club

The Sierra Club is again hosting a forum on environmental issues for all the candidates for the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors on Thursday, October 3rd, at 7 p.m., in the County Office Building, McIntire Road, Charlottesville. The candidates will answer questions about climate change, growth, transparent government, plastic shopping bags and more. Members of the audience will also have an opportunity to ask questions. For further information, go online to sierraclub.org/virginia/piedmont/.

McGuffey Art Center openings in October
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: October 04, 2019
Sponsor: McGuffey Art Center

The October exhibits at the McGuffey Art Center will open with a reception on Friday, October 4th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibits include works by artists Krista Townsend, Lindsay Freedman, John Trippel, and Gabe Allen. The McGuffey Art Center is located at 201 Second Street, NW, in Charlottesville. For more information, call 434-295-7973 or visit mcguffeyartcenter.com.

Get brake lights fixed free
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Expires: October 05, 2019
Sponsor: Democratic Socialists of America

Volunteers from the Charlottesville chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America will fix brake lights for area residents free of charge on Saturday, ​October 5th, from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. This public service will be at the intersection of Long and East High streets in Charlottesville. It aims to help Charlottesville’s most vulnerable residents retain reliable transportation, prevent unnecessary police stops, expensive tickets and fines, and possible court appearances. For more information, send e-mail to cvilledsabrakelights@gmail.com.

Supplemental food available for those in need
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Expires: December 12, 2019
Sponsor: Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry is a nonprofit, free grocery store in Charlottesvile that provides supplemental food to our neighbors in need. Pantry visitors whose total household income is 150% or less of the federal poverty level can choose from fresh produce, frozen meats, baked goods, and nonperishable food items once a month. Loaves & Fishes’ store is open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesdays, 2 to 4 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon. Find out more online at cvilleloaves.org or by calling 434-996-7868.

McCormick Observatory visit schedule
Category: 
Events
Expires: December 20, 2019
Sponsor: Leander McCormick Observatory

Leander McCormick Observatory at the University of Virginia is open to the public on the first and third Friday nights of each month for two hours -- 9 to 11, or 7 to 9 in winter. These nights include observing with all telescopes, weather permitting, plus audio-visual presentations and tours of the Observatory. For more information, including Fan Mountain Observatory tours and group visits, 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.