Public Service Announcements

Muni Band at Paramount for four Tuesday evenings
Category: 
Music
Expires: June 19, 2018
Sponsor: Charlottesville Municipal Band

The Charlottesville Municipal Band, the soundtrack of the community since 1922, will return to The Paramount Theater for four Tuesday evening programs in their 96th Season Summer Concert Series -- on June 19th, July 3rd and 17th, and August 14th. Each performance will begin at 7:30PM and will be led by Music Director and Conductor Stephen R. Layman. This concert series is free. For more information, go to CvilleBand.org.

Scottsville Bateau Festival
Category: 
Events
Expires: June 20, 2018
Sponsor: James River Bateau Festival

Bring your family and visit the Scottsville Museum and Canal Basin Square -- and enjoy food, music, vendors, and nearly 20 historic batteau replicas at the 33rd Annual James River Batteau Festival in Scottsville. It's on Wednesday, June 20th, from 3 to 7 p.m., at the Reeling and Rafting Campground on the James River. The event features authentic replicas of the sleek, shallow-draft merchant boats upon which the Old Dominion rode to its first era of economic prosperity. For more details, go to scottsville.org.

Women's employment summit for non-traditional careers
Category: 
Events
Expires: June 20, 2018
Sponsor: Charlottesville Office of Economic Development
To help women explore new and exciting career opportunities, the City of Charlottesville’s Office of Economic Development will host the Virginia Women’s Employment Summit at Downtown Mall's CitySpace on Thursday, June 21st, from 10 am to 1 pm. There will be three hours of fruitful discussion about non-traditional careers in information technology, construction and skilled trades, and entrepreneurship. Lunch will be provided, and the event is free and open to the public. Parking validation will be provided for the Market Street Parking Garage. Pre-registration is required, either online at www.charlottesville.org/jobcenter or by calling 434-970-3933. 

Pill to prevent HIV available at little or no cost
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: June 22, 2018
Sponsor: Thomas Jefferson Health District

To help people reduce their risk of getting HIV, the Thomas Jefferson Health District, serving the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson counties, will offer Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis “PrEP”, an HIV prevention medication, at little to no cost. PrEP, also known as Truvada, is a once-daily pill for people who do not have HIV and want to prevent getting it. When taken as prescribed, PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV through sex by 90% or more. If you are interested in getting PrEP, call Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department at 434-363-6061. For more information about PrEP, go to CDC.gov/HIV/risk/prep.

OLLI presents "The Songs of Greenwich Village"
Category: 
Events
Expires: June 22, 2018
Sponsor: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Virginia will present a lecture by Rod MacDonald, titled "The Songs Of Greenwich Village," on Friday, June 22nd at 1:30 p.m. at Unity Church of Charlottesville, on Hydraulic Road, free and open to the public. MacDonald, a folksinger and 1970 graduate of UVA, will talk about Greenwich Village and its role in the American musical landscape. For more information, call 434-996-9741 or visit olliuva.org.

USA Dance June ballroom dance
Category: 
Events
Expires: June 23, 2018
Sponsor: USA Dance

The Charlottesville Chapter of USA Dance presents its June Ballroom Dance on Saturday, June 23rd, with a Beginner Class at 7 and Social Dancing at 8. The venue is the Unity of Charlottesville church Ballroom on Hydraulic Road. Beginners welcome, no partner needed. For ticket and other information, go to usaDanceCville.org.

Fundraiser at Swannanoa Palace
Category: 
Events
Expires: June 24, 2018
Sponsor: Early Music Access Project

Early Music Access Project will hold its inaugural fundraiser on Sunday, June 24th, at Swannanoa Palace in Afton. At 3 p.m., guests will be greeted by Renaissance dancers while enjoying wine and hors d'ouevres. At 4 p.m., guests will be treated to a concert at the foot of the grand staircase. Violinist David McCormick, soprano Elena Mullins, bass violinist Jeremy Ward, and lutenist Brian Kay will perform music from the Medici court. For ticket and other information, go to EarlyMusicCville.org.

Sierra Club presents film "Reinventing Power"
Category: 
Events
Expires: June 26, 2018
Sponsor: Sierra Club

The Sierra Club will screen a film -- "Reinventing Power: America'€™s Renewable Energy Boom" --€“ at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, June 26th, in the McIntire Room of the Central Library in Charlottesville. In 50 minutes, the film takes you across the country to hear directly from the people making our clean energy future achievable. These individuals are working to rebuild what's broken, rethink what'€™s possible, and revitalize communities. It's free and will be followed by an open discussion. For more information, go to SierraClub.org/Reinventing-Power.

Donate blood at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: June 28, 2018
Sponsor: Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church

Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church in Charlottesville is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive in their Fellowship Hall on Thursday, June 28th, from 3 to 7 p.m. They would like you to sign up today to donate at RedCrossBlood.org. If you have questions, e-mail Olivia Boykin at oboykin4@comcast.net or call 434–296-3529.

New survey to rename Cville parks
Category: 
Events
Expires: June 30, 2018
Sponsor: City of Charlottesville

Charlottesville City Council has decided to consider new names for the downtown parks initially renamed in June 2017. Council will select a new name for Emancipation Park, formerly Lee Park, and determine whether to keep the name Justice Park, formerly Jackson Park, or select a new name. A new survey for city residents includes 4 names for Emancipation Park and 3 names for Justice Park. Write-in suggestions for both parks will also be considered. The survey will be open from May 4th to June 30th and can be completed online at charlottesville.org/parksurvey, or on paper in the City Manager's office, or by telephone at 970-3109.

Ice Cream With a Cop scheduled
Category: 
Events
Expires: June 30, 2018
Sponsor: Charlottesville Police Dept.Ice

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. at the following: June 30th at the West Haven Community, July 7th at Carlton Mobile Home Park, July 14th at Friendship Court, and July 21st at 900 1st Street South. For more info, go to cvillepolicefoundation.org.

June exhibitions feature art about nature.
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: June 30, 2018
Sponsor: McGuffey Art Center

The McGuffey Art Center in downtown Charlottesville will host several new nature-related exhibitions in June.  In Wax, Fire, & Fungi, such natural materials as mushroom roots, beeswax, and tree resin are transformed by four artists to reveal poignant perspectives on the hidden world around us. Instinct reveals a shared interest in light and juxtaposed colors in paintings of two artists focused on the natural world. Little Creatures of the Mystery Woods showcases the work of Aaron Farrington and Where We Live highlights Jane Skafte’s work on the impact of climate change.  All exhibitions run from May 30th through July 1st.  An opening reception takes place June 1st from 5:30 – 7:30.  For more information, visit www.mcguffeyartcenter.com.

Annual Independence Day Parade in Free Union
Category: 
Events
Expires: July 01, 2018
Sponsor: Free Union Homemaker's Association

The Annual Independence Day Parade in Free Union is set for Sunday, July 1st, at 4 p.m., starting at the Church of the Brethren. Everyone is welcome just to watch or to participate. Walk -- with your dog or your kids or both. Ride -- in your convertible, on your horse, on your bike, on your lawn mower. Assemble at the Church of the Brethren at 3:30 p.m. for instructions. Open to the Public – all are welcome. Bring children & guests. Don’t be late or you will miss it! For more information, e-mail Joan Payne Currier at paynecurrier@gmail.com.

Scottsville's Fourth of July
Category: 
Events
Expires: July 04, 2018
Sponsor: Town of Scottsville

The town of Scottsville has celebrated the Fourth of July with a parade and festival since the early 1900s, and they’re not about to stop now. Indeed, they’re planning another one and want very much for you to come, bring your family, and have fun. It starts with the parade at 9 in the morning, down Valley and Main Streets. The Farmer’s Market in the Pavilion near Dorrier Park is open until noon. Then there are food trucks, a bounce house, face painting and pony rides at the park. Music starts at six and goes until the fireworks start over the James river at nine, and that’s it. If you missed any of that, you can get it at scottsville.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.

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.