Public Service Announcements

Open House on Aging & Illness
Category: 
Events
Expires: March 27, 2019
Sponsor: Hospice of the Piedmont, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, Compassionate Care Initiative at the University of Virginia, UVa School of Nursing, and UVa School of Medicine.

Family caregivers and healthcare professionals are invited to attend a free community open house on navigating the challenges of caring for a loved one with a serious illness. It takes place at the Jefferson School City Center in Charlottesville on Wednesday, March 27th, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. In addition to information about available resources, a formal panel presentation will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Event information is available online at: cci.nursing.virginia.edu/activities/

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Kluge-Ruhe Art Museum
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: March 29, 2019
Sponsor: Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection

Spend a day with experts at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection in Charlottesville, the only museum outside of Australia dedicated to the exhibition and study of Indigenous Australian Art. Take a guided tour of the current exhibitions, hear lectures about the history of the Art Museum, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum's art storage, and participate in a one-of-a-kind, art-making opportunity to finish out the day. Morning coffee and lunch will be provided. This event takes place Friday, March 29, 9:30 to 4pm. For more information visit alumni.virginia.edu/learn or call 434-924-2703.

Organ concert with Thomas Strauss
Category: 
Music
Expires: March 29, 2019
Sponsor: Westminster Presbyterian Church

The Westminster Organ Concert Series continues its 39th season on Friday, March 29th, at 7:30 p.m., with a recital by German organist Thomas Strauss. As a soloist, Mr. Strauss has performed throughout Europe and the United States, and frequently collaborates with ensembles including the Wolfgang Bauer Consort, the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn, and the Freiburg Chamber Choir. The program will include music by Bach, Bruhns, Mozart, Kerll, and Clérambault. The concert is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception. Westminster Presbyterian Church is located at 400 Rugby Road in Charlottesville. For more information, call 434-963-4690 or visit WestminsterOrganConcertSeries.org.

Neave Trio will perform at Old Cabell Hall
Category: 
Music
Expires: March 29, 2019
Sponsor: UVA McIntire Dept of Music

The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music presents the Neave Trio on Friday, March 29 at 8 pm in Old Cabell Hall. The program will feature works by UVA composers and distinguished women composers spanning the Romantic era through the 20th century, including Rebecca Clarke's Piano Trio; Amy Beach's Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 150; and Louise Farrenc's Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 33. Please call the Music Department at 434.924.3052 for more information.

Annual local library system fundraiser
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: March 30, 2019
Sponsor: Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale will soon be here. From Saturday, March 30th through Sunday, April 7th, this huge sale featuring books, music, movies, puzzles, and games will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Gordon Avenue Library in Charlottesville. All genres and categories will be represented and the shelves will be restocked throughout the sale. For more information, call 434-977-8467.

New Tutor Training
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: March 30, 2019
Sponsor: Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle
Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle will hold a New Tutor Training on Saturday, March 30 at the Jefferson School City Center. Receive training to change a life through literacy by assisting adults in learning how to read, write, or speak English. This training is for individuals 18 years-of-age, or older, who would like to help other adults gain the skills they need to be better workers, consumers, parents, and citizens. Call 434-977-3838 to learn more or register.
TimeBank sponsors Repair Cafe
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Expires: March 30, 2019
Sponsor: Cville TimeBank

The Cville TimeBank will hold their next Repair Café on Saturday, March 30th, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Habitat Store on Harris Street in Charlottesville. Volunteers at the Repair Café can fix broken stuff and make it useful again. The timebank welcomes members of the community to bring household items like clothing, toys, bikes, small appliances, furniture and jewelry. Our handy volunteers will be happy to fix your stuff, and even show you how it's done. For more information, go to cvilletimebank.com.

Reminder about animal safety in winter.
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Expires: March 31, 2019
Sponsor: PETA

Last winter, there were at least 50 cold weather–related animal deaths.  Keep your pets safe during winter weather by keeping them indoors.   If you see animals left outside without shelter from the elements and are unable to help, note their location and alert authorities immediately.  Help birds and other wildlife with access to clean water by filling a heavy nonmetal water bowl and break the surface ice twice a day.  When weather improves, remove any food offerings to encourage animals to move on to warmer areas.  For more information, visit PETA.org.

MLK essay contest for scholarships
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Expires: April 01, 2019
Sponsor: King Celebration Fund

Do you know a High School senior who needs money for college? Scholarships totaling $2500 await students living in southern Albemarle County thanks to the Martin Luther King Day Commemoration Committee. Interested students from any school, who live in the Monticello High School district and who will enter their first year of college in the Fall of 2019, are invited to enter the 29th annual Martin Luther King Day essay contest. The deadline is April 1st. You can get an application and further details from Mr. Graham Paige by phone at 434-286-3639 or e-mail gtpaige@aol.com.

Three Notch'd Road presents Sorrowful Mysteries
Category: 
Music
Expires: April 04, 2019
Sponsor: Three Notch'd Road Baroque Ensemble

Three Notch’d Road, The Charlottesville Baroque Ensemble, presents a program entitled Sorrowful Mysteries – Rosary Sonatas of Heinrich Biber with three performances, April 4th, 5th, and 6th. Biber’s work presents five episodes in the Passion of Christ as sonatas for scordatura violin and continuo performed by Fiona Hughes and Sarah Darling, accompanied by organ, baroque bass, viola da gamba, and theorbo. The programs will be at Holy Comforter Catholic Church in Charlottesville on Thursday the 4th, at 7:30 p.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church in Staunton, on Friday the 5th, at 7:30, and at Trinity Lutheran Church in Henrico, Virginia, on Saturday the 6th, at 3 p.m. For tickets and other information, go online to tnrbaroque.org.

April exhibits at McGuffey
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: April 05, 2019
Sponsor: McGuffey Art Center

The April exhibits at McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville feature the works of several artists of the area. Blake Hurt is showing watercolor images of Albemarle County in winter. There is a group show of 11 artists under the heading of “PINK.” Polly Breckenridge is showing new work that follows eight months of experimenting with a monotype printmaking process. And A. Faith displays works that are an offering of witness, compassion, and protection for all those who suffer in the world. Opening reception is on Friday, April 5th, from 5:30 to 7:30. For more information, go to McGuffeyArtCenter.com.

Six-Session Scene-Sketch Scenario Course
Category: 
Events
Expires: April 09, 2019
Sponsor: Big Blue Door
 Big Blue Door co-founder Joel Jones is offering an introduction to comedy writing on Tuesday evenings starting April 9th.  Scene Sketch Scenario is a six-session course that introduces the basic patterns and counter-patterns that comedy writers use to create funny characters and scenes. The course is designed to work for both newcomers curious about comedy and experienced writers looking to expand their techniques. Participants will meet at the McGuffey Art Center in downtown Charlottesville.  For more information or to register, to go bigbluedoor.org.

Run for Autism 5K
Category: 
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Expires: April 13, 2019
Sponsor: Virginia Institute of Autism

You're invited to join your friends and neighbors on Saturday, April 13th, for the Virginia Institute of Autism’s Run for Autism 5K. The day kicks off at Charlottesville High School at 7:30 a.m. with a Kids’ Race. The 5K run/walk begins at 8. Whether you run for a special child, a loving parent, or a compassionate teacher, run for autism on April 13th. The donations you raise will help to support critical programs for children, young adults, and families. To register, go to runforautism5K.org.

Weekly meetings for recovery from addiction
Category: 
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Expires: April 15, 2019
Sponsor: Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery is a community of people using the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused. A weekly meeting, every Wednesday night at 7:30pm is held at the Quaker Meeting House at 1104 Forest Street in Charlottesville. For more information visit refugerecovery.org. All are welcome.

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
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Expires: April 15, 2019
Sponsor: Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from across the U.S. and Canada. They seek to honor 25 young leaders ages 8-18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment. Fifteen top winners receive $10,000 to support their service work or higher education. Applications are accepted online only and are due by Monday, April 15th. For more information visit barronprize.org/apply.

Earth Day celebration in Madison
Category: 
Outdoors
Expires: April 20, 2019
Sponsor: Rural Madison, Inc.

There will be an Earth Day Celebration at the Yowell Community Garden on Sunday, April 20th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The garden is located at 3385 South Seminole Trail in Madison. The event will feature presentations and demonstrations on sustainable gardening practices, pollinator gardens, worm-composting, raised beds, low-cost season extenders, composting, mulching, cover crops,  and self-guided tours. For more information, visit ruralmadison.org or call 540-923-5121. 

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.