Public Service Announcements

Share your garden's excess
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: September 30, 2021
Sponsor: Piedmont Master Gardeners/Virginia Cooperative Extension

When your garden serves up a bumper crop, don’t let it go to waste. Share Your Harvest with neighbors in need. It’s easy. Go online to PiedmontMasterGardeners.org and click on the tab labeled “Share Your Harvest,” Then find the list of emergency food providers that accept fresh, locally grown produce from gardens like yours. There’s even a map of the donation sites. A service of the Piedmont Master Gardeners and Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Auditions open for bluegrass vocalist with Navy Band
Category: 
Music
Expires: October 01, 2021
Sponsor: Annette Kastner

Country Current, the bluegrass and country arm of the US Navy Band in Washington, DC, is auditioning for the position of Lead Vocalist. Applicants must be professional grade singers capable of serving as MC and playing rhythm guitar. You must be aged 18-39, able to pass the Armed Forces Entrance Physical and be otherwise qualified for service in the U.S. Navy. Audition requests are due by October 1. Details at navyband.navy.mil/auditions.

Cash prizes for bluegrass tunes
Category: 
Music
Expires: October 03, 2021
Sponsor: Mike Auldridge Instrumental Composition Contest

The Fifth Annual Mike Auldridge Instrumental Composition Contest honors the life and musicianship of one of America’s greatest bluegrass players. Submitted tunes will be judged by a three-judge panel of industry professionals, not on playing ability or recording quality, but on the melody, chord structure, originality, and memorability of your tune. Contestants retain all rights to their work. Cash prizes ranging from $100 to $500 will be awarded. The entry deadline is Sunday, October 3rd. Go to dcbu.org/mike-auldridge-contest for details and to enter.

Library book sale
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: October 10, 2021
Sponsor: Jefferson-Madison Regional Library

The Friends of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library are having a Fall Book Sale at Albemarle Square Shopping Center in Charlottesville Saturday, October 2nd through Sunday, October 10th, from 10 to 7 each day. Selected categories including Fiction, Mystery, Science, History, Children’s Books and much, much more. Proceeds benefit your regional public library system, serving Charlottesville, and Albemarle, Greene, Louisa and Nelson counties. Go to jmrlfriends.org for more information

Assist adults in learning how to read, write, or speak English
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: October 12, 2021
Sponsor: Literacy Volunteers

Literacy Volunteers is seeking tutors to assist adults in learning how to read, write, or speak English. This is an opportunity to play a part in helping students -- many of whom are refugees and immigrants trying to become integrated members of the local community. The next tutor training series will consist of 3 consecutive weekly sessions on Tuesdays, starting on October 12th, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Zoom. For more information on becoming a Literacy Volunteer, or learning more, call 434-977-3838 or visit  literacyforall.org.

An evening with the Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary's outreach coordinator and staff rehabilitator
Category: 
Outdoors
Expires: October 13, 2021
Sponsor: Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club

Join the Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club on Wednesday, October 13th at 6:30 p.m. for a "wild" evening with the Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary's outreach coordinator and staff rehabilitator, Sarah Cooperman. She will talk about the sanctuary's mission to rehabilitate native wildlife in Central Virginia. Sarah will be accompanied by some of the sanctuary's resident ambassador animals. This will be an in-person program at the central library located at 201 E. Market St. in Charlottesville. All participants will be asked to follow the library policy of wearing masks during this program. For more information, call 434-996-0392 or visit sierraclub.org/virginia/piedmont.

Pancakes for Parkinson's on the UVA Lawn
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: October 16, 2021
Sponsor: Pancakes for Parkinston's

Pancakes for Parkinson’s is back flappin' flap-jacks to raise money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research. As in the last 18 years, this student-run event will take place on The Lawn at the University of Virginia. You can stuff yourself and aid the Fox foundation from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 16th. You can also donate at the "Pancakes for Parkinson's" Facebook Page.

Collaborative Production of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing"
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: October 16, 2021
Sponsor: Jefferson School Heritage Center

Charlottesville Players Guild, Four County Players, and The Hamner Theater are delighted to announce their joint production of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" which will be an inaugural event of what we hope will be many collaborative ventures.  Beginning Sept 17th, and playing assorted venues until October 16th, the production will be performed outdoors.  For more information, and to purchase tickets, please email:  publicprograms@jeffschoolheritagecenter.org.

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Call for Black artists to apply for exhibit at McGuffey
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: November 14, 2021
Sponsor: Charlottesville Black Arts Collective

The Charlottesville Black Arts Collective, through McGuffey Art Center, announces a call for artists for an exhibition, “Lay My Burdens Down,” to take place at McGuffey in February, 2022. The goal of this exhibition is to take viewers through a journey focusing on their interpretation of what it means to "Lay My Burdens Down" through various artistic mediums including visual art, performance art, and music. The theme is inspired by the popular hymn, “Down By The Riverside.” The application, along with more details can be found on McGuffey Art Center’s website McGuffeyArtCenter.com. The deadline to apply is Sunday, November 14th.

Three exibitions at McGuffey in October-November
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: November 21, 2021
Sponsor: McGuffey Art Center

McGuffey Art Center in Chaelottesvlle announcea a First Friday opening on October 1st featuring three exhibitions that run from October 1st to November 21st. A Makers Show in the Smith Gallery, Life Drawings on the 1st Floor and Abstracts on the 2nd Floor. For more information, go online to McGuffeyArtCenter.com.

Folk music scholarship awards available
Category: 
Music
Expires: December 31, 2021
Sponsor: Common Ground on the Hill

You may not know the name, but you certainly knew his music. Steve Mandell is the 1973 Grammy Award winner for the infamous tune “Dueling Banjos” from the movie Deliverance. Common Ground on the Hill’s Steve Mandell Memorial Music Scholarship is intended to honor Steve’s memory and benefit those who want to enhance their music education in Folk, Bluegrass, Old Time and other Americana styles. Awards between $500 and $1,000 are made annually, or more often based on need and available funds, to music enthusiasts of all ages in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia, for college, camp, or lessons. Deadline to apply for 2022 scholarship awards is December 31st. Go to CommonGroundOnTheHill.org/steve-mandell-memorial-music-scholarship to apply or to donate.