Public Service Announcements

Free horse show at Keswick
Category: 
Events
Expires: August 19, 2018
Sponsor: Montanova Stables Foundation

Montanova Stables Foundation invites you to a free Schooling Hunter Horse Show at its 50-acre farm in Keswick on Sunday, August 19th. Montanova conducts summer horsemanship programs for low-income, at-risk youth, and proceeds from the show go to suppoort its programs. For details, including information for horse owners who wish to compete in the show, go to MontanovaStables.org.

Writing workshop on sketch comedy
Category: 
Events
Expires: August 19, 2018
Sponsor: Big Blue Door
 Big Blue Door’s two-session Sketch Comedy Writing Intensive uses guided examples, quick-fire exercises, plus a “writing room” atmosphere to explore the basics of writing both stand-alone sketches and comic scenes in longer works. For writers, performers, or anyone curious about how comedy works, Big Blue Door’s Sketch Comedy Writing Intensive shows how sketches are invented, designed, and written, and how characters and concepts are imagined and organized. Big Blue Door co-director Joel Jones will head up the sessions on two Sundays -- Aug 19th & 26th-- from 1:30 to 4 at the McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville.  Information is available at bigbluedoor.org.

Learning session for potential foster parents
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: August 21, 2018
Sponsor: Louisa County Department of Human Services

Have you ever thought about becoming a foster parent? Louisa County will offer a foster parent information session on Tuesday, August 21st at 4 p.m. at the county's Department of Human Services, located at 103 McDonald Street in Louisa. The session will cover several topics, including how children enter foster care, the role of foster parents, and how to go through the process to become a foster parent. For more information, call 540-967-1320.


Sign up to play The Bay Game hands-on simulation
Category: 
Outdoors
Expires: August 22, 2018
Sponsor: UVA Lifetime Learning

University of Virginia Lifetime Learning invites you to take part in playing The Bay Game. The Bay Game is a large-scale hands-on simulation based on the Chesapeake Bay watershed. It will be played on Wednesday, August 22nd, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Virginia Commonwealth University's Rice Rivers Center in Charles City. The players assume the roles of farmers, developers, watermen, and local policymakers, making decisions about the community’s livelihood or regulatory authority, and seeing the effect of the decisions on personal finances, the regional economy, and watershed health. For details and to register, go to Alumni.Virginia.edu/Learn or call 434-982-4491.

Victory Hall Opera does "Now Try This" improv
Category: 
Music
Expires: August 23, 2018
Sponsor: Victory Hall Opera

Victory Hall Opera is presenting the third year of its popular improv event “Now Try This” on Thursday, August 23rd, at 7:30 p.m., at The Haven in Charlottesville. In a fun, interactive evening of reinvention, Victory Hall Opera’s Ensemble artists will challenge each other to perform new and radical stagings of some of their favorite songs and arias. Featured improvisers will be: Miriam Gordon-Stewart, soprano; Rachelle Durkin, soprano; and Matt Boehler (BOWLER), bass; with Shelby Sender on piano. For ticket and other information, go to VictoryHallOpera.org.

Celebrate the mini books exhibition at the UVA Library
Category: 
Events
Expires: August 25, 2018
Sponsor: UVA Library and the Virginia Center for the Book

Join the UVA Library and the Virginia Center for the Book on Saturday, August 25th from 10 a.m, to 12 p.m. to celebrate the library's current exhibition, titled Eminent Miniatures: From the McGehee Miniature Book Collection. This exhibition is on display in the First Floor Gallery of the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library. The event will begin with miniature book story time by curator, Molly Schwartzburg at 10:15 a.m., followed by mini book decoration and printing demonstrations on a miniature press. This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. Hourly parking is available in the Central Grounds Parking Garage. For more information, call 757-679-1234.

USA Dance's August Dance
Category: 
Events
Expires: August 25, 2018
Sponsor: USA Dance Charlottesville Chapter

Want to have some summer fun? Learn to do the Hustle. The USA Dance Charlottesville Chapter will help you, with a lesson by the King and Queen of Hustle, Stacy and Sue Suter, at the monthly Dance, Saturday, August 25th, at Unity of Charlottesville Ballroom on Hydraulic Road, Charlottesville. Classes start at 7 with social dancing at 8. Open to the public. Beginners welcome. No partner needed. For ticket and other information, go to usaDanceCville.org.

Jazz in the Park concerts in Staunton
Category: 
Music
Expires: August 30, 2018
Sponsor: Jazz in the Park Concert Series

The Jazz in the Park Concert Series in Staunton is in full swing with free concerts every Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m., in the Gypsy Hill Park Bandstand. A different top-quality jazz band is featured each Thursday through July and August -- rain or shine. For the full schedule, go online to StauntonAugustaRotary.com. For more information, call 540-337-6944.

Conference on Intentional Communities in Louisa
Category: 
Events
Expires: August 31, 2018
Sponsor: Twin Oaks Communities

If you want to live according to the values of cooperation, sustainability, and equality, then the 2018 Twin Oaks Communities Conference may be of interest to you whether you’re brand new to communities and cooperatives, or have been living and working in them for decades. The conference focuses on Intentional Communities, including models such as Ecovillages, Cohousing, Housing Cooperatives, and the larger cooperative movement. It's in Louisa, Virginia, this Labor Day weekend, from August 31st to September 2nd. For more information, to register, or to propose workshops, visit CommunitiesConference.org.

Photo contest to benefit wildlife sanctuary
Category: 
Outdoors
Expires: August 31, 2018
Sponsor: Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary

Take your best shot at the Wildlife Photo Contest to benefit the Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary. Bring your 8-by-10 prints of native Virginia wildlife or landscapes to The Great Frame Up in the Rio Hill Shopping Center in Charlottesville anytime in the month of August. Or submit your photo online at RockfishWildlifeSanctuary.org. A small donation for each shot submitted is suggested. All proceeds benefit the sanctuary’s rescue and rehab program for injured wildlife. Finalists will be announced September 29th.

SPCA wants you to take a dog TEMPORARILY
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: September 08, 2018
Sponsor: Fluvanna SPCA

The Fluvanna SPCA is asking you for a special favor – no, not money this time. They need you to take a dog TEMPORARILY while they bring their kennel spaces up to code. They have no spare room to house dogs for a couple of weeks while the work gets done. If you can help, you need to pick up a dog by September 8th and plan to house it for a minimum of 2 weeks. Stop by the shelter to meet the available dogs, or call 434-591-0123 for more information. The Fluvanna SPCA is open to the public Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

EVFC spaghetti dinner and raffle
Category: 
Events
Expires: September 08, 2018
Sponsor: Earlysville Volunteer Fire Company

The Earlysville Volunteer Fire Company will hold a spaghetti dinner and raffle on Saturday, September 8th from 4 to 9 p.m. The building is located at 283 Reas Ford Road in Earlysville. The evening includes food, music, raffle prizes, and will offer dine-in and carry-out options. Those 21 and older may bring wine or beer to enjoy with dinner. Visit earlysvillefire.org for ticket sales and more information.

Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra presents "Symphonic Masquerade"
Category: 
Music
Expires: October 26, 2018
Sponsor: The Paramount Theater

Back by popular demand, the Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra will present its "Symphonic Masquerade" and 9th annual fundraising pops concert at The Paramount Theater on Friday, October 26th at 7:30 p.m. Music director Peter Wilson is preparing a tribute to America's veterans featuring music that includes Aaron Copland's "Lincoln Portrait," John Williams' Theme from "Schindler's List," and music from "Born on the Fourth of July," plus many other memorable pieces and marches.Tickets may be reserved now by calling The Paramount's box office at 434-979-1333, by visiting theparamount.net, or in person Monday through Friday from 10 a.m until 2 p.m.

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.