Public Service Announcements

Dry Branch Fire Squad returns to Charlottesville
Category: 
Music
Expires: November 24, 2018
Sponsor: Prism Coffeehouse

The Prism Coffeehouse is delighted to welcome Dry Branch Fire Squad back to Charlottesville on Saturday, November 24th, for a concert at C'Ville Coffee. For over 40 years Dry Branch Fire Squad has been playing aggressively traditional bluegrass music, as well as the intricately woven and hilarious stories of front man Ron Thomason. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the concert will start at 7. C'Ville Coffee is located at 1301 Harris Street in Charlottesville. For additional details about this November 24th concert, including how to get tickets, visit Prism Coffeehouse DOT org, or call 434-978-4335.

TECS concert in Old Cabell Hall
Category: 
Music
Expires: November 27, 2018
Sponsor: Tuesday Evening Concert Series

The Tuesday Evening Concert Series will present the Calidore String Quartet on November 27th at 7:30 p.m. in UVA's Cabell Hall Auditorium. The quartet will perform works by Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Beethoven. To purchase tickets, visit artsboxoffice.virginia.edu or call 434-924-3376. 

Femme Funk: A Female Musician Showcase
Category: 
Music
Expires: November 29, 2018
Sponsor: WXTJ/WTJU, Sheville

Femme Funk: A Female Musician Showcase featuring a 5-band line-up is set for Thursday, November 29th, from 8 p.m. to midnight, at the IX Art Park Warehouse in Charlottesville. The bands include DJ Lindsey Shaver, AUTODIVA, Sweet Afton, So Badly, and the Sally Rose Band. Sponsored by WXTJ/WTJU and Sheville in support of Planned Parenthood. Doors open at 7 and there is a suggested donation. For more information, go to ixArtPark.com/events.

Virginia Women's Chorus Candlelight Concerts
Category: 
Music
Expires: November 30, 2018
Sponsor: Virginia Women's Chorus

Come join the Virginia Women’s Chorus for their 35th Annual Candlelight Concerts at 8 p.m. on Friday, November 30th, and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 1st. This year the concerts will feature professional harpist Anastasia Jellison who will accompany the chorus for Gustav Holst’s Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, Op. 26. Get your tickets early to ensure seating at the new location in St. Paul’s Memorial Church on University Avenue in Charlottesville. For ticket and other information, go to VirginiaWomensChorus.org/new-events.

Annual toy sale
Category: 
Events
Expires: December 01, 2018
Sponsor: Schoolhouse Thrift Shop

The Schoolhouse Thrift Shop, located at 1147 Rio Rd East, in Charlottesville, will hold its 27th annual St. Nicholas Toy Sale on Saturday, December 1st from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come shop NEW and LIKE-NEW toys at LOW prices. Toys have been lovingly donated by local churches and community members and proceeds benefit local charities. The sale will continue during regular store hours while supplies last. Call 434-973-2271 or visitschoolhousethriftshop.com for more details.

Greenway Symposium speaker's event
Category: 
Events
Expires: December 01, 2018
Sponsor: The Greenway Symposium

The Greenway Symposium at St. Anne's Belfield School in Charlottesville will take place on Saturday, December 1st, from 3 to 5 p.m. The Greenway Symposium is a speaker's event that strives to promote healthy discussion inspired by knowledgeable and engaging speakers and to create thought-provoking conversation. This year's speakers include: Mr. Jerry White, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and CEO of Global Impact Strategies; Mrs. Pam Sutton Wallace, CEO of University of Virgina hospital; and Mr. Robert Q. Berry, President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. For more information, go to greenway-symposium.org.

Flu Vaccine Clinics for Everyone
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: December 06, 2018
Sponsor: Virginia Department of Health

As the flu season quickly approaches, the Thomas Jefferson Health District encourages everyone six months and older to get their annual flu vaccine. To provide easy access, the Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department is designating their weekly Immunization Clinic on Thursday afternoons just for flu vaccines. Every Thursday, from October through December, people can get a flu shot during walk-in clinics between 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at 1138 Rose Hill Drive in Charlottesville. For more information, visit TJHD.org or call 434-972-6269.

Let There Be Light outdoor art exhibit
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: December 07, 2018
Sponsor: Piedmont Virginia Community College

Piedmont Virginia Community College presents the 12th Annual Let There Be Light, a one-night outdoor exhibit featuring 17 light-centered artworks and performances. It's on Friday, December 7th, from 6 to 9 p.m., on the grounds surrounding the V. Earl Dickinson Building at PVCC. The public of all ages is invited. Visitors are encouraged to bring flashlights and enjoy complementary hot chocolate, apple cider and tasty treats. A special feature this year will be the Charlottesville debut of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Artmobile with its inaugural exhibition, How Far Can Creativity Take You? For more information go online to LetThereBeLightPVCC.com.

Zephyrus Christmas concert
Category: 
Music
Expires: December 07, 2018
Sponsor: Zephyrus

Zephyrus: Central Virginia's Early Music Vocal Ensemble opens its 2018-2019 Concert Season with a program entitled An English Renaissance Christmas. There are two performances, the first on Friday, December 7th, at 7:30 p.m., at St. Paul's Memorial Church in Charlottesville, and the other on Saturday, December 8th, at 3:30 p.m., at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Greenwood. This program includes motets by Byrd, Tallis, Taverner, and Parsons; Sheppard's Magnificat and Nunc dimittis for eight-part choir; as well as traditional carols. For more information, go to Zephyrus-va.org.

12 Strays of Christmas SPCA fundraiser
Category: 
Events
Expires: December 08, 2018
Sponsor: Fluvanna SPCA

The Fluvanna SPCA is hosting its annual “12 Strays of Christmas Soiree” fundraiser on December 8th at Cunningham Creek Winery in Palmyra from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are available in advance and at the door. There will be a limit of 120 tickets sold, so it is recommended to buy early. Admission includes a glass of wine, hors-d’oeuvres, and 3 raffle tickets. Guests will also be able to access the popular silent auction and raffle items. Tickets are available at the Fluvanna SPCA and at Happy Tails in Palmyra. For more information go to fspca.org or call 434-591-0123.

New tutor training from Literacy Volunteers
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: December 08, 2018
Sponsor: Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle

Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle is seeking volunteer tutors to assist adults in learning how to read, write, or speak English. The next New Tutor Training is on Saturday, December 8th, at the Jefferson School City Center. If you’re interested in registering for tutor training or learning more, please call 434-977-3838.

Innisfree Village hosts a holiday open house
Category: 
Events
Expires: December 08, 2018
Sponsor: Innisfree Village

Innisfree Village will host its Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 8th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy crafts and products from the weavery, woodshop, pottery, art studio, farm, and gardens. Plus children's activities, tours, and refreshments. Admission is free. Innisfree Village is located at 5505 Walnut Level Rd. For more information, call 434-823-5400.

Holiday Showcase and Ballroom Dance
Category: 
Events
Expires: December 08, 2018
Sponsor: USA Dance

A Holiday Showcase and Ballroom Dance is sponsored by the Charlottesville Chapter of USA Dance on Saturday, December 8th, 7 p.m., at Unity of Charlottesville Ballroom on Hydraulic Road. There will be performances by local professional and amateur dancers with general dancing between the sets. No classes this month. For ticket and other information, go to usaDanceCville.org.

Christmas Cantata at Fluvanna Baptist Church
Category: 
Music
Expires: December 09, 2018
Sponsor: Fluvanna Baptist Church

The Fluvanna Baptist Church in Scottsville is presenting an evening of traditional and contemporary Christmas music at the 2018 Christmas Cantata on Sunday, December 9th, at 7 p.m. Free admission and a “pot luck” dessert fellowship to follow. Call 434-484-2020 with questions.

Calendar of holiday events at Roanoke's Explore Park
Category: 
Events
Expires: December 15, 2018
Sponsor: County of Roanoke

Explore Park in Roanoke has announced the calendar of holiday events scheduled for Friday, November 23rd, through Christmas Eve. The celebration kicks off with the opening of Explore Park’s Artisan Christmas Market. And you can visit the Park's gift shop at Milepost 115 off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. On select nights in December from 6 to 10 p.m., Explore Park will be filled with exciting family activities, crafts, music, food and more. Included will be carriage rides, Christmas mini golf, visits with Santa, carolers, and demonstrations from local artists along with a campfire and S’mores. Admission is FREE, some activities may require a fee. For more information, call 540 427.1800 or visit ExplorePark.org/Holiday.

ACA Open Enrollment Assistance
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: December 15, 2018
Sponsor: Legal Aid Justice Center

Open Enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is from November 1st to€“ December 15th. You can get enrolling assistance from the Legal Aid Justice Center at no charge. It is especially important for those who have Marketplace health insurance to update their Marketplace accounts. If they don't do this update before December 15th, they could be automatically renewed into a health insurance plan that does not suit their medical or financial needs. To make an appointment for assistance, call 434-220-1496.

McCormick Observatory viewing schedule
Category: 
Events
Expires: December 21, 2018
Sponsor: Leander McCormick Observatory

Leander McCormick Observatory at the University of Virginia is open to the public for two hours on the first and third Friday nights of each month through December 21st, except holidays. Observing with all telescopes, weather permitting, and there are tours and audio-visual presentations. 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.