Public Service Announcements

Free Comedy Show at The Haven
Category: 
Events
Expires: July 20, 2018
Sponsor: Boycott Bigotry

Boycott Bigotry is spearheaded by comedian-activists Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah. As part of their efforts, they’ll be presenting a comedy show that is free and open to the public here in Charlottesville on Friday, July 20th. The show starts at 8 p.m. at The Haven, 112 Market Street downtown. For details and to RSVP, visit BoycottingBigotry.com

Ice Cream With a Cop scheduled
Category: 
Events
Expires: July 21, 2018
Sponsor: Charlottesville Police Dept.

The Charlottesville Police Department and the Charlottesville Police Foundation are inviting all ages to enjoy "Ice Cream with a Cop", a free community outreach event at various City parks and neighborhoods on selected Saturdays over the next few weeks of summer. Enjoy a tasty frozen treat and good conversation with your local law enforcement people from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 21st at 900 1st Street South. For more info, go to cvillepolicefoundation.org.

Save SK8 Nelson fundraiser
Category: 
Events
Expires: July 21, 2018
Sponsor: Rockfish Valley Community Center

The skate park and half-pipe at Rockfish Valley Community Center will again be the location of the Fourth Annual “Save SK8 (SKATE) Nelson” fundraising event, featuring the “MinPin Skate Jam” on Saturday, July 21st from 4 to 9 p.m. There are fees to take part in the Best Trick Competition and the Game of Skate Challenge with proceeds helping to offset the costs of insuring, maintaining and improving the skateboard park, as well as supporting the Center’s operations. There will be live music and food and drink available. More information is available at RockfishCC.org.

10th annual Touch-A-Truck event
Category: 
Events
Expires: July 28, 2018
Sponsor: Roanoke County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism

Roanoke County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism will hold its 10th annual Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday July 28th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Roanoke County’s Green Hill Park. Kids of all ages can climb, touch, and explore many unique vehicles -- everything from small bobcats to monster trucks, as well as all-terrain vehicles, boats, bucket trucks, and SWAT vehicles. This FREE event is open to kids and adults so they can learn about vehicles they don’t normally have the opportunity to see up close. For more information, call 540-777-6326 or visit RoanokeCountyParks.com.

8th annual George Melvin Education Fund Benefit
Category: 
Music
Expires: July 29, 2018
Sponsor: Charlottesville Jazz Society

The Charlottesville Jazz Society will hold its eighth annual George Melvin Education Fund Benefit Concert on Sunday, July 29th, from 4pm to midnight at Fellini’s Restaurant in Charlottesville. Among the many musicians scheduled to play are Jonah Kane-West, Betty Jo Dominick, and Adrian Duke.  Tickets are available at the door only. All proceeds go to providing private lessons and other educational opportunities for jazz students in need. For more information visit cvillejazz.org.

Twin Oaks Queer Gathering in Louisa
Category: 
Events
Expires: August 03, 2018
Sponsor: Twin Oaks Community

Twin Oaks, an intentional community of 100 people sharing their lives in Louisa, Virginia, invites you the Twin Oaks Queer Gathering, August 3rd to 5th. It’s a weekend of fun, learning, workshops, networking, and revelry -- a safe and supportive camping event for queer folks and allies of all ages. For more information, to register, or to propose workshops, visit TwinOaksQueerGathering.org

Blue Ridge Irish Music School Summer Camp
Category: 
Music
Expires: August 05, 2018
Sponsor: Blue Ridge Irish Music School

The Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS) is now registering students, ages 5-14, for BRIMS Summer Day Camp, August 6-10.  At BRIMS camp, students participate in Irish dance, music, singing, drama, crafts and more.  No previous experience needed!  Beginners very welcome.  For more information and to register, visit brimstunes.org

Visitor Night Schedule for Summer 2018
Category: 
Outdoors
Expires: August 17, 2018
Sponsor: 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 beginning June 1st, and ending August 17th, except holidays, for 2 hours. These nights include observing with all of the telescopes (weather permitting), audio-visual presentations, and tours. Call 434-243-1885 for more information.

Jazz in the Park concerts in Staunton
Category: 
Music
Expires: August 30, 2018
Sponsor: Jazz in the Park Concert Series

The Jazz in the Park Concert Series in Staunton is in full swing with free concerts every Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m., in the Gypsy Hill Park Bandstand. A different top-quality jazz band is featured each Thursday through July and August -- rain or shine. For the full schedule, go online to StauntonAugustaRotary.com. For more information, call 540-337-6944.

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.