Public Service Announcements

Six-week course in Telling True Stories
Category: 
Events
Expires: August 18, 2019
Sponsor: Big Blue Door

Charlottesville's Big Blue Door presents Telling True Stories a 6-session course designed to give students the tools they need to find and tell their stories. Starting on Sunday, August 18th, from 3:30 to 6 p.m., students will learn where to start their stories, when to end, what to keep in, and what to leave out. Most importantly, students learn how rich their lives have been and how many wonderful stories that have to tell. For information about fees and to register, go online to BigBlueDoor.org.

A cappella group to perform in Richmond
Category: 
Music
Expires: August 21, 2019
Sponsor: The Piedmont Singers of Central Virginia

The Piedmont Singers of Central Virginia, an eight-voice a cappella ensemble, will perform in several locations around Virginia as part of their new series titled “Heaven in a Wildflower: a Choral Meditation.” On Wednesday, August 21st at 7 p.m., they will perform at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in Richmond, located at 1627 Monument Ave. This is part of Grace Covenant’s August Musicales Series and is free, open to the public, with no ticket required. For more information, visit thepiedmontsingers.org.

Hambone is an adaptation of Hamlet, directed by Leslie M. Scott-Jones
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: August 22, 2019
Sponsor: Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

The Charlottesville Players Guild will present Hambone on the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center stage, beginning Thursday, August 22nd. Hambone, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet by artistic director Leslie M. Scott-Jones, invites audience members to imagine a kingdom located in Charlottesville, unaltered by white culture. The play is directed by Shelby Marie Edwards and produced by Mitsuko Nazeer. For more information, call 434-466-5270. Tickets are available at jeffschoolheritagecenter.org.

5K walk/run to benefit children's cancer nonprofit
Category: 
Events
Expires: August 24, 2019
Sponsor: Ishan Gala Foundation

The Ishan (EE-shin) Gala Foundation, a local children’s cancer nonprofit, is sponsoring a "Splash for a Cure" family-friendly 5K walk/run on Saturday, August 24th, at ACAC Adventure Central located at 200 Four Seasons Drive in Charlottesville. After the race, there will be music, food, crafts, games, fun at the pool, and a raffle, all to benefit the Foundation's work. The gates open at 7 a.m., the race starts at 8, and everything will be over by noon. For tickets and more information, go online to ishangala.org/sfac5k.

Demo of book printing and binding
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: August 24, 2019
Sponsor: Virginia Center for the Book

The Virginia Center for the Book will host an end-of-summer gathering of printers, binders and book artists -- an event printers call a "Wayzgoose," W-A-Y-Z-goose. Look it up. You are invited for demonstrations of printing and book-binding techniques, a panel discussion and exhibit of three renowned local book artists. It's set for Saturday, August 24th, 1 to 5:30 p.m., at the Jefferson School in Charlottesville. For full information, go online to vabookcenter.org or call 434-882-4127.

USA Dance August dance on the 24th
Category: 
Events
Expires: August 24, 2019
Sponsor: USA Dance

The Charlottesville Chapter of USA Dance announces their August dance to be held at Unity of Charlottesville Church on Saturday, August 24th, with lessons starting at 7 p.m. Open to the public, beginners welcome, no partner needed. For ticket and other information, go to usadancecville.org.

Season-opening organ recital
Category: 
Music
Expires: August 30, 2019
Sponsor: Westminster Organ Concert Series

The Westminster Organ Concert Series begins its 40th season of concerts on Friday, August 30th, at 7:30 p.m., with a recital by Catalina Vicens, a specialist in performance on historic keyboard instruments. The program, titled “A Musical Pilgrimage from the Middle Ages to the Baroque,” includes some of the earliest known written keyboard music, as well as works by Conrad Paumann, William Byrd, and Juan Cabanilles. Westminster Presbyterian Church is located at 400 Rugby Road in Charlottesville. Ample parking is available behind the church and the sanctuary is wheelchair-accessible. For more information, call 434-963-4690 or visit westminsterorganconcertseries.org.

Federal program to feed children-in-need during summer.
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: August 31, 2019
Sponsor: USDA

For many kids, summer is the hungriest time of year. When schools close for the summer, school meals disappear as well, but nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the state during the summer months.  The organization No Kid Hungry Virginia encourages families to text FOOD or COMIDA to 877-877 and enter a zip code to find summer meal sites near them. Locations are also available at fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks.

Observatory open to public on select days.
Category: 
Events
Expires: September 01, 2019
Sponsor: Leander McCormick Observatory

Leander McCormick Observatory is open on the FIRST and THIRD Friday nights of every month except holidays year round. Visitors can view celestial objects through the historic 26-inch McCormick Refractor and other smaller telescopes weather permitting; tour the Observatory, hear a presentation by an astronomer, and see the exhibits. Call 434-243-1885 for more information. Educational groups with advance reservations are welcome on the second and fourth Friday nights of the month. To schedule a visit, call 434-924-7494.

Organization to improve cats' lives in Central Virginia
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: September 17, 2019
Sponsor: CAT (Cat Action Team)

Cat Action Team -- or CAT -- is a local non-profit organization whose goal is to improve the life for cats in Charlottesville and central Virginia. Through its trap/neuter/return program, educational series, and programs for fostering, adoption, and pet-retention, CAT is making the area a safe haven for our feline friends while also controlling the population of strays. For more information or to volunteer, visit the website,catactionteam.org, or call 434-738-2228.

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."

 

Adult Homicide Survivor Support Group meets monthly
Category: 
Get Help
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.

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.