Public Service Announcements

USA Dance Charlottesville will hold its May Ballroom Dance
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: May 25, 2024
Sponsor: USA Dance Charlottesville

USA Dance Charlottesville will hold its May Ballroom Dance on Saturday, May 25th. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., class begins at 7, and the social dance starts at 8. This will be a ballroom dance, consisting of Ballroom, Latin, Nightclub, and Swing. The free pre-dance class, American Waltz, will be taught by a local professional, Braden Liu. The dance will be held at The Center at Belvedere, located at 540 Belvedere Boulevard in Charlottesville. Beginners are welcome, no partner is needed, and the attire is smart casual to dressy. For more information, visit USA Dance Cville dot Org

Charlottesville Tomorrow, Local Nonprofit News
Category: 
Public Affairs
Expires: May 31, 2024
Sponsor: Charlottesville Tomorrow

Charlottesville Tomorrow is your local nonprofit news organization. Get the annual voter guide, news about education, housing and safety, and reporting that helps you know your neighbors. Check it out at Cville Tomorrow dot Org.

Volunteer at Kluge-Ruhe
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: June 03, 2024
Sponsor: Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection

Join the Kluge-Ruhe team as a volunteer guide. New volunteer training will be held on on Monday, June 3rd at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, located at 400 Worrell Drive in Charlottesville. Volunteer guides play an essential role in engaging audiences and enhancing the visitor experience. Volunteers share their passion and enthusiasm for art while helping to enrich the community. No previous knowledge of Aboriginal art is necessary. For more information, visit Kluge dash Ruhe dot Org  slash Get dash Involved slash Volunteer

Charlottesville Camera Club Exhibition
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: June 10, 2024
Sponsor: Charlottesville Camera Club

The Charlottesville Camera Club is showcasing 26 photographs, each offering a unique glimpse through the lens of a talented local photographer. The exhibition is free and open to the public through Monday, June 10th in the Main Lobby of Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville.

The Rivanna Review, a new community-oriented magazine
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: June 13, 2024
Sponsor: Rivanna Review

Rivanna Review is a community-oriented print magazine of stories, essays, art, and book reviews, published four times a year in Charlottesville. Each issue features Virginia authors, plus contributors from around the world. Rivanna Review is also a monthly program on Charlottesville Public Access TV and online at Vimeo. More information at Rivanna Review dot Com

Find out where to get the latest COVID-19 vaccine
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: June 30, 2024
Sponsor: US Government

The federal government has approved a new, updated COVID-19 vaccine designed to protect against the newest strains of the virus. With cases locally rising again, and the virus continuing to mutate, health professionals are encouraging everyone to get the latest vaccine. For a map of all locations that offer the new vaccine, visit Vaccines dot Gov and enter your zip code. Supplies can be limited, but each location includes a phone number you can call to ask if there are vaccines currently available.

Call this number for help
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: June 30, 2024
Sponsor: Alcoholics Anonymous Heart of Virginia

Does your relationship with alcohol concern you or get in the way of your life? Alcoholics Anonymous Heart of Virginia may be able to help. Call the confidential voicemail at 434-293-6565 to speak with an AA member about meetings or to ask questions. If you have a desire to quit drinking, any meeting is open to you. That's 434-293-6565. For more information, visit AA Heart of VA dot Org.

Lisa Waup Art Exhibition "close to the wind"
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: June 30, 2024
Sponsor: Kluge-Ruhe

The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum in Charlottesville is hosting "close to the wind," a new body of work that celebrates Lisa Waup’s sustained exploration of printmaking. The natural environment is a grounding element in her work, in which she encourages a narrative of respect, engagement, and activism. Waup shares with her audience the importance of deep listening, being present, and advocating for family and Country. The exhibition is on view through June 30th in the Kluge-Ruhe Focus Gallery. Visit Kluge dash Ruhe dot Org for more information.

Madayin: Australian Bark Painting Exhibition
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: July 14, 2024
Sponsor: The Fralin Museum of Art

The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville presents Maḏayin: Eight Decades of Aboriginal Australian Bark Painting from Yirrkala. This touring exhibition will be on display through July 14th. Maḏayin presents more than 90 iconic paintings on eucalyptus bark, inviting audiences to discover this inspiring story of the sacred, the beautiful, and the power of art. For more information, visit Madayin dot Kluge dash Ruhe dot Org.

Community, Equity & Resiliency Initiative
Category: 
Public Affairs
Expires: October 31, 2024
Sponsor: EPA

The EPA has launched a new community-based initiative to help people access unprecedented resources for local climate and environmental justice solutions under the "Investing in America" initiative. The Community, Equity & Resiliency initiative provides spaces for communities to learn, connect, dream and cultivate ideas to create positive change with Inflation Reduction Act and other new "Investing in America" funding opportunities. For details and information on how to become involved, visit E P A dot Gov slash Community dash Equity dash Resiliency.


Blue Ridge Abortion Fund - Get Help
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: December 31, 2024
Sponsor: Blue Ridge Abortion Fund

Need help paying for an abortion? The Blue Ridge Abortion Fund may be able to help. Call their confidential voicemail at 434-963-0669. Leave a message and a trained staff member will get back to you within 48 hours. That's 434-963-0669. More information is online at Blue Ridge Abortion Fund dot org.

Blue Ridge Abortion Fund - Give Help
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: December 31, 2024
Sponsor: Blue Ridge Abortion Fund

Abortion is still legal in Virginia, and Blue Ridge Abortion Fund continues to fund abortions for Virginians and people traveling to Virginia for abortion care. You can volunteer your time and skills to help keep the organization running. Or raise funds by hosting a house party or benefit event. Learn more online at Blue Ridge Abortion Fund dot org.

Learn more about or volunteer at Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: December 31, 2024
Sponsor: Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary

Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary, based in Nelson County, is dedicated to creating a vibrant and compassionate future for wildlife in Virginia and beyond. The devoted team of wildlife rehabilitators and volunteers rescue and care for more than 900 animals annually from across Virginia. The team also leads educational programming so folks from all walks of life can learn about the importance of our wild neighbors and native species. For more information, including ways to volunteer and a schedule of events with the center's animal ambassadors, visit Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary dot Org

Recycle your reusable bags
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: December 31, 2024
Sponsor: Sierra Club Piedmont Group

A five-cent plastic bag tax is in effect in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. The Sierra Club Piedmont Group encourages you to use, reuse and recycle reusable bags rather than using plastic or paper bags for groceries and merchandise. You can recycle clean, gently used reusable bags, which the Sierra Club will redistribute  to individuals who need them. The drop-off locations are: "Refill Renew" at 171-B Allied Lane off of McIntire Road; and The Scrappy Elephant, 1745 Allied St Suite C, both in Charlottesville. E-mail your questions to aadann@gmail.com.

Actions you can take in 2024
Category: 
Public Affairs
Expires: December 31, 2024
Sponsor: Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club

The Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club has some simple suggested actions that everyone can take in 2024 to support the environment, conserve energy, and help address climate change. First: Reduce, reuse, and recycle, especially plastic bags and other plastics. Second: Drive less; walk, cycle, and carpool more. Third: Conserve water usage, especially hot water. And fourth: Consider solar panels for your house or business. For more information on how you can make an impact, visit The Climate Collaborative dot Org

Learn more about how to protect Virginia's environment
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: March 11, 2025
Sponsor: Wild Virginia

Wild Virginia works to protect and connect Virginia’s wild places. Along with partners, alliances, and citizens, Wild Virginia carries on the fight against fracked gas pipelines in the region like the Mountain Valley Pipeline. It also works to improve habitat connectivity for wildlife throughout Virginia and to ensure that all of the Commonwealth's waterways are fully protected in accordance with the law. To learn more about how you can help, visit Wild Virginia dot Org