Public Service Announcements

Live-streamed jazz concert
Category: 
Music
Expires: April 14, 2021
Sponsor: Charlottesville Jazz Society

The Charlottesville Jazz Society, in conjunction with The Front Porch, is pleased to present The Jon Irabagon (er-RAH-ba-gahn) Quartet in a free live-streaming concert at 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 14th. The concert may be viewed on The Front Porch's Facebook page and Youtube channel. The Quartet is on a Jazz Road tour funded by The National Endowment for the Arts.  For more information and to view the concert visit Frontporchcville.org and click on "Concerts." or call Gary at 434- 249-6191.

Dance the Samba via Zoom
Category: 
Events
Expires: April 24, 2021
Sponsor: USA Dance Charlottesville

USA Dance Charlottesville presents a FREE April Zoom Class Saturday, April 24th, at 6:45 p.m. You are invited to join in for a fun hour of dancing! Vlad and Veronika of Charlottesville Ballroom will teach the “Samba”. Everyone is welcome. No experience required. No driving, no parking, no breath check, no mask. And it is FREE! For complete information, go online to USADanceCville.org.

Women's group wants Board of Director members
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: May 01, 2021
Sponsor: Charlottesvillle Chapter of NOW

Do you want to take action to promote feminist ideas, eliminate discrimination, and lead societal change? The Charlottesville Chapter of the National Organization for Women is dedicated to an intersectional multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to the rights of women -- Black, Indigenous and people of color, and LGBTQ+. They are currently seeking dedicated volunteers to join their Board of Directors. For more information e-mail CvilleNOWelections@gmail.com.

Raffle of a 25Z F Style Mandolin
Category: 
Music
Expires: May 13, 2021
Sponsor: International Music Association Foundation
The International Bluegrass Music Association Foundation will raffle off a 25Z F Style Mandolin made by Lee Zapis, one of only 25 ever made and valued at $5,000.  Raffle tickets are available through May 13th.  All proceeds will benefit the work of the IBMA Foundation to promote bluegrass music through education and philanthropy.  For more information, go to Bluegrassfoundation.org .

New Exhibitions for April and May
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: May 27, 2021
Sponsor: McGuffey Art Center

 The Smith Gallery at the McGuffey Art Center features works by Barbara Shenefield April 3rd through May 28.  Exhibits entitled "Communicating the Climate Crisis" and "Revisiting the New Deal" can be found in the Smith Gallery, and more information can be found at mcguffeyartcenter.com.

Non-compete clauses illegal
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: June 09, 2021
Sponsor: Virginia Interfaith Center

Has your boss told you that you cannot work for another employer in the same field? If you earn less than $1,137 weekly, you cannot be asked to sign a non-compete agreement. If you signed one of these agreements after July 1, 2020, you are not bound to it. Employers can be fined for up to $10,000 for trying to impose a non-compete clause. Learn more at WageTheftVa.org.

Virginia law offers fair wage protection
Category: 
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Expires: June 09, 2021
Sponsor: Virginia Interfaith Center

Are you getting paid for all your work? Do you think your employer has cheated you of your wages? Do your coworkers have similar concerns? Virginia law allows you and a group of your coworkers to sue your employer for unpaid wages. Learn more at WageTheftVa.org.

Va law protects pregnant/nursing employees
Category: 
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Expires: June 09, 2021
Sponsor: Virginia Interfaith Center

Are you being discriminated against at your job because you are pregnant or nursing? Virginia law requires all employers to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant and nursing women including temporary transfer to less strenuous positions and other workplace modifications. Learn more at WageTheftVa.org.

Employment misclassification illegal in Virginia
Category: 
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Expires: June 09, 2021
Sponsor: Virginia Interfaith Center

Are you called an independent contractor, but you really work for someone else, not yourself? You may be misclassified. Being paid as an independent contractor when you should be paid as an employee steals money from you. And, it is against the law in Virginia. Learn more at WageTheftVa.org.

Contact Al-anon for drinking help
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: June 18, 2021
Sponsor: Al-Anon

Are you bothered by someone else's drinking? Al-Anon can help. Call 434-972-7011 or e-mail cvillealanon@gmail.com or go online to VaAlanon.org.

Scholarship available for bluegrass students
Category: 
Music
Expires: June 30, 2021
Sponsor: DC Bluegrass Union

The DC Bluegrass Union is accepting applications through June 30th for the Orrin Star Scholarship for young music students pursuing bluegrass and old-time music in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. The scholarship winner will receive $500 in tuition, paid directly to an instructor, camp, workshop or online learning service. More information and an application form are at DCBU.org.