Public Service Announcements

The Front Porch presents We Are Star Children
Category: 
Music
Expires: May 21, 2022
Sponsor: The Front Porch

The Front Porch presents We Are Star Children on Saturday May 21st from 5 to 9 p.m. at Rivanna River Company in Charlottesville. This is the first show of the Rivanna Roots, an outdoor concert series. We Are Star Children is a 9-piece “adventure pop” band from Charlottesville. For tickets and more information, visit Front Porch Cville Dot Org.

Beethoven paired with T.S. Eliot
Category: 
Music
Expires: May 22, 2022
Sponsor: Three Notch'd Road

Three Notch'd Road - The Virginia Baroque Ensemble presents Hope and Recovery, a pairing of Beethoven's famous late string quartet Opus 132 with a reading of T.S. Eliot's iconic Four Quartets. In Staunton, Richmond, and Charlottesville, May 20th through 22nd. For more information, visit TNR Baroque dot org.

Front Porch presents Amanda Anne Platt and the Honeycutters
Category: 
Music
Expires: May 25, 2022
Sponsor: The Front Porch

The Front Porch will present Amanda Anne Platt and the Honeycutters at Potter’s Craft Cider in Charlottesville on Wednesday, May 25th from 6 to 9 p.m. The nuanced music of this Asheville, North Carolina-based outfit brings insight and wit to the stories Platt tells through songwriting. Lyrically driven, the band’s country roots music often inspires introspection, whether it be about life on the road, heartache, or hope. For tickets and more information, visit Front Porch Cville Dot Org.

Talk on history of Albemarle Training School
Category: 
Events
Expires: May 26, 2022
Sponsor: Ivy Creek Foundation

The Ivy Creek Foundation, the non-profit which cares for Ivy Creek Natural Area and historic River View Farm in Charlottesville is hosting its monthly Ivy Talk on Thursday, May 26th, at 6:30 p.m. Every month the Foundation hosts Ivy Talks related to history, conservation, preservation, and natural history. This month, the talk will focus on the Albemarle Training School and the opportunities that it provided for African American children seeking an education during segregation. To register for this virtual event go online to Ivy Creek Foundation dot org slash Ivy dash Talks.

Immersive Performance involving social media
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: May 27, 2022
Sponsor: The Fralin and Under Story

The Fralin and Under Story present "Social Dance," an immersive performance about current social interactions in public space and social media. The cast, along with eleven audience members, communicate solely via their mobile devices. The event takes place at Mad Bowl Field, 155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville, immediately followed by a reception at The Fralin on Friday, May 27 at 6:00pm. Tickets are FREE but must be reserved. For more information visit UNDERSTORY DOT SPACE.

Ramblin Rabbit Run benefit race returns
Category: 
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Expires: May 28, 2022
Sponsor: Blue Ridge Mountains Rotary Club

After a two year hiatus due to Covid safety concerns, the Blue Ridge Mountains Rotary Club is organizing the return of the Ramblin Rabbit Run on Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 28th, 7 a.m., at Piedmont Virginia Community College. This year’s race beneficiary is All Blessings Flow, founded to improve the quality of life of individuals living with disabilities. On site registration begins at 6 a.m. the day of the race, but runners or walkers may register now online at Rotary Rabbit Run dot com.

Meet with with local Black fitness instructors in Tonsler Park
Category: 
Events
Expires: May 28, 2022
Sponsor: Move2HealthEquity

Come and get your GROOVE on with local Black fitness instructors. "Groove the Blues Away" is a free series of events every Saturday morning in May at Tonsler Park, in Charlottesville, from 9 to 11 a.m. There will be free health screenings, community acupuncture, voter registration, conversations on mental health and even free food. To learn more about this health and wellness opportunity and all the organizations involved, email Move2HealthEquity@gmail.com. That's Move-the number 2-Health-Equity@gmail.com.

"Tango" dance lesson from USA Dance
Category: 
Events
Expires: May 28, 2022
Sponsor: USA Dance Charlottesville

Local dance instructor Julie Boyer is going to teach the “Tango” when USA Dance holds it monthly ballroom dance at Charlottesville’s Unity Church Saturday, May 28th. Doors open at 6:30, the class – free with admission – is at 7, and social dancing starts at 8. As a bonus, Ballroom Champions Mike and Rose-Ann Lynch will offer a performance during the evening. Everyone, including beginners, are welcome. Masks required. For ticket and other information, go online to USA Dance Cville dot org.

IBMA Foundation bluegrass broadcasting scholarship
Category: 
Music
Expires: June 01, 2022
Sponsor: International Bluegrass Music Association

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the new Katy Daley Broadcast Media/Sound Engineering Scholarship to be awarded to individuals planning to study broadcasting or sound engineering at college or in a continuing education program with a bluegrass music focus. Eligible areas of study include radio, television, digital media, sound engineering, and related disciplines. Application deadline is June 1. The initial scholarship will be awarded in August. More information and an application form are available online at Bluegrass Foundation dot org.

Readings by two playwrights at Jeff School
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: June 02, 2022
Sponsor: Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

Charlottesville Players Guild will present two original works from local Black playwrights as staged readings on Friday and Saturday, June 3rd and 4th, at 7 p.m., at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. Zaharra Colla, a 12-year-old Renaissance School student, and Cathy Ames Turner, a local pastor and doctoral candidate, present intimate stories from their particular lenses. Tickets are on sale now for virtual or in person audiences at Jeff School Heritage Center dot org slash Events.

Three days of Juneteenth celebration at Jeff School
Category: 
Events
Expires: June 19, 2022
Sponsor: Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center is celebrating Juneteenth with three days of events: On Friday night, June 17th, at 6 p.m., a program to honor the ancestors in the Center's Auditorium -- masks and proof of vaccination required. There will be a parade at 10 a.m., Saturday the 18th, followed by outdoor presentations from local, regional and national artists. Sunday, Charlottesville Players Guild will present a staged reading of Suzan Lori Parks' Topdog/Underdog. For tickets and other information, go online to Jeff School Heritage Center dot org slash Events.

Lending library for tools
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Expires: August 16, 2022
Sponsor: Virginia Organizing Project

Charlottesville has recently opened a Tool Library for the community. It's just that - a lending library for tools. Why buy a tool that you'll just use once or twice when you can borrow one? The library also accepts donations of high quality tools in working order. Check out the website for membership fee and volunteer information, location and hours of operation: Cville Tool Library dot com.

Check out this local journalism nonprofit
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: December 31, 2022
Sponsor: Charlottesville Tomorrow

Charlottesville Tomorrow is a local journalism nonprofit that delivers in-depth reporting and analysis that improves local decision-making. Charlottesville Tomorrow expands civic engagement and fosters a vibrant, inclusive community. Check out the latest stories and sign up for the weekly email newsletter at Cville Tomorrow dot org.

Contact "Help Happens Here" for mental health help
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: December 31, 2022
Sponsor: Help Happens Here

Help Happens Here is a network of organizations in Charlottesville and surrounding counties working together to improve mental health and substance use outcomes for our community. Help Happens Here provides resources for mental health, substance use disorders, and much more. Go online to Help Happens Here dot org for valuable information about access to care. For immediate assistance, call their hotline at 434-972-1800.

Sign up to join this Latinx network
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: December 31, 2022
Sponsor: Creciendo Juntos

Creciendo Juntos (cres-ee-EN-do HOON-tos) provides a platform for the voices and needs of the Latinx (LA-teen-EX) community in Charlottesville and surrounding counties. The Creciendo Juntos volunteer network strengthens the local community by ensuring that all Latinx individuals have access to the opportunities they need to become resilient leaders. Sign up to be part of the Creciendo Juntos network at C J dash Network dot org.

Get help if drinking too much
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: December 31, 2022
Sponsor: Alcoholiocs Anonymous

A message from Alcoholics Anonymous: Do you ever worry you might be drinking too much? Is your drinking getting out of control? A.A. has a solution. If you need help or just want to know more about recovery from alcoholism, call 434-293-6565 or go online to AA Heart Of VA dot org.

Volunteer at Cville Habitat
Category: 
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Expires: December 31, 2022
Sponsor: Charlottesville Habitat for Humanity

In normal times, Charlottesville Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build and rebuild homes and communities while catalyzing new pathways to safe, decent, affordable housing. In this season of unprecedented challenges, Cville Habitat is attending to community needs as they emerge while limiting the spread of the coronavirus. Join them by swinging a hammer, helping at the Store, walking alongside Habitat Homebuyers, or a host of other ways. Go online to Cville Habitat dot org.

Blue Ridge Food Bank
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: December 31, 2022
Sponsor: wtju

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is facing an increased demand for food and needs more helping hands in warehouses and at mobile food pantries. They need healthy, low-risk individuals who are available and eager to help in this challenging time.\ \ Warehouses in Charlottesville have volunteer openings waiting for helpers. To start the volunteer process, go online to B R A F B dot org slash volunteer. Or call 540-280-6588.

Services for local Hispanic population
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: December 31, 2022
Sponsor: Sin Barreras / Without Barriers

Sin Barreras / Without Barriers serves the immigrant community, focusing on the Hispanic population of Charlottesville and the surrounding areas. Through Sin Barreras, you can help create a welcoming community where immigrants thrive. Volunteer opportunities are available for both advanced Spanish speakers and English-only or beginner Spanish speakers. Learn more at Sin Barreras Cville dot com.