Public Service Announcements

February Ballroom Dance
Category: 
Events
Expires: February 22, 2020
Sponsor: USA - Dance Charlottesville

USA Dance - Charlottesville Chapter brings you showcase performances by local professional and amateur dancers with ballroom dancing between the sets. Come out and see great dancing on Saturday, February 22nd, from 7 to 10:15 pm. Doors open at 6:30 at Unity of Charlottesville Ballroom 2825 Hydraulic Road, Ballroom attire encouraged. Open to the public. Beginners welcome. No partner needed. Light refreshments. Easy, free Parking. Friendly folks. Soft-soled shoes please. For Information, go to usadancecville.org or e-mail usadancecharlottesville@gmail.com.

Sloan Wainwright performs at Cville Coffee in February
Category: 
Music
Expires: February 22, 2020
Sponsor: Songmaker Series Presents

The Songmaker Series is happy to welcome Sloan Wainwright to their stage. Joining Sloan will be Glen Roethel on guitar, and Mary Gordon Hall on vocals. Mary Gordon Hall is also opening the show. Sloan's musical style combines pop, folk, jazz, and blues.  Sloan Wainwright will perform at C'ville Coffee in Charlottesville, on Saturday February 22nd At 6:30 pm.  For more information, email: songmakerseries@earthlink.net

Stravinsky/Debussy four-hands piano concert
Category: 
Music
Expires: February 23, 2020
Sponsor: First Presbyterian Church

After more than 100 years, Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring remains as audacious a work as it was at its premiere, where the audience rioted. On Sunday, February 23rd at 4 p.m., it will be contrasted with Debussy's La Mer, another major composition that premiered in Paris less than a decade earlier. These two major orchestral compositions will be played by Jeannette Fang and Jeremy Thompson in versions for piano four-hands arranged by the composers. This free concert will take place at First Presbyterian Church. located at 500 Park Street in Charlottesville. For more information, call 434-296-7131 or visit firstprescharlottesville.org

Informational Meeting to become a LilyPads Host
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Expires: February 24, 2020
Sponsor: LilyPads Housing

LilyPads Housing is looking for more families willing to open their homes to pediatric families in need. The organization provides no-cost, short-term housing in volunteer host homes for families and friends of pediatric patients undergoing medical care at the University of Virginia medical center. The next informational meeting about becoming a LilyPad's host is on February 24th at 6:30pm in the Madison Room of the downtown library in Charlottesville. For more information and/or to RSVP, call 434-260-0724. You can also learn more online at lilypadshousing.org.

The Beethoven Experience
Category: 
Music
Expires: February 24, 2020
Sponsor: Mary Baldwin University, American Shakespeare Center

The Heifetz Institute, Mary Baldwin University, and the American Shakespeare Center announce "The Beethoven Experience" a six-concert performance, symposium, and residency series featuring the Borromeo String Quartet. All 16 of Beethoven's String Quartets will be performed and discussed, beginning Monday, February 24th at 6:30pm at the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton. Complete program information can be found at thebeethovenexperience.com.

Deaf Opera Workshop
Category: 
Music
Expires: February 27, 2020
Sponsor: Victory Hall Opera

Victory Hall Opera opens their 2020 season with Breaking the Sound Barrier: Deaf Opera Workshop on Thursday, February 27th, at 7 p.m., at Old Cabell Hall on grounds at the University of Virginia. Scenes from Poulenc's iconic opera, Dialogues of the Carmelites will be performed in English and American Sign Language with English supertitles. It is free with no tickets required. You are asked to come experience the results of an unprecedented week-long collaboration between Victory Hall Opera's star singers and some of America's foremost Deaf actors as they seek to create opera for a mixed hearing, hard-of-hearing and Deaf audience. For more details, go online to victoryhallopera.org.

February is Children's Dental Health Month
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Expires: February 28, 2020
Sponsor: Virginia Dental Association Foundation
February is Children’s Dental Health Month and the Virginia Dental Association Foundation reminds parents that their children can avoid cavities. Brushing twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, cleaning between your teeth daily, eating a healthy diet, and seeing your dentist regularly are the keys to a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.
Get broken things fixed free at Repair Cafe
Category: 
Events
Expires: February 29, 2020
Sponsor: Cville TimeBank

Tons of useful stuff ends up in landfills every year. But it doesn’t have to. If you have broken stuff, don't toss it. Fix it! Once again, the Cville TimeBank is partnering with the Habitat Store for the popular Repair Café. Bring your broken baubles, blouses, blenders, bikes and other stuff. If it’s broken, our cheerful volunteers will do their best to fix it, free. Come to the Habitat Store on Harris Street in Charlottesville on Saturday, February 29th, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Bring up to 3 items – clothing, jewelry, toys, bikes, small appliances. Call the Habitat Store at 434-293-6331 with questions.

Rockfish Community Center 20th Anniversary
Category: 
Events
Expires: February 29, 2020
Sponsor: Rockfish Valley Community Center

Rockfish Valley Community Center in Afton will mark its 20th Anniversary with a pot-luck dinner and dance on Saturday night, February 29th, from 5 to 9 p.m. It will be a tribute to its founders, the launch of a new endowment fund and a mortgage-burning to celebrate the retirement of the debt on the property. The family-friendly event will also feature special movies and games for kids. It's free to the public. Guests are asked to bring a covered dish to share for the pot-luck dinner. For more information, go online to rockfishcc.org.

Talk on "Brain Science and Child Develpment"
Category: 
Events
Expires: March 04, 2020
Sponsor: Charlottesville Waldorf School

Sharifa Oppenheimer, is an author and a founding member of the Charlottesville Waldorf School as well as the founder and director of The Rose Garden, a home based early childhood program in Batesville, Virginia. You can enjoy an evening with Sharifa as she speaks on "Brain Science and Child Development" Wednesday, March 4th at 6:30 p.m., at the Charlottesville Waldorf School. This is a free event, open to the public. Advance registration is requested online at cwaldorf.org/community.

Appalachian Climate Action Camp in W. Virginia
Category: 
Events
Expires: March 06, 2020
Sponsor: Appalachian Climate Action Camp

People all over the world are mobilizing to combat the climate crisis. The Appalachian Climate Action Camp is from Friday, March 6th to Sunday the 15th, in wild and wonderful West Virginia. Participants are invited to 10 days of learning, training, and taking direct action to disrupt the systems that are destroying our climate. If you are interested in coming to camp send e-mail to appclimateactioncamp@protonmail.com.

Pi Day science fair in Ashland, Virginia
Category: 
Events
Expires: March 14, 2020
Sponsor: Homeschool Resources Group

The Homeschool Resources Group is hosting a Pi Day event -- that's "pie" spelled P-I -- on Saturday, March 14th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will include a Science Fair, pie bake-offs, programming and CAD workshops, robotics demos, a bridge-building challenge, and even an escape room. The event is at 11310 Washington Highway, Ashland, Virginia. It's free and open to the public. More information and sign ups are available at homeschoolresourcesgroup.org. Or you can send e-mail to homeschoolresourcesgroup@gmail.com, or call 804-410-4474.

Creative, Productive Ways to Reduce Energy Consumption
Category: 
Events
Expires: March 15, 2020
Sponsor: United Nations Association of USA

All are welcome to the free and open meeting of Blue Ridge Virginia Chapter of United Nations Association of USA featuring Susan Kruse, Executive Director of the Community Climate Collaborative, C3, a new Charlottesville non-profit. It is an incubator for creative and productive ways for households, corporations, and local governments to reduce energy consumption. This event takes place at Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church on Sunday, March 15, at 3:00pm. For more information, e-mail sgwroberts@gmail.com or go online to una-brc.avenue.org.

Jazz Society seeks voluteer webmaster
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: March 17, 2020
Sponsor: Charlottesville Jazz Society

The Charlottesville Jazz Society is seeking a volunteer webmaster to oversee its web page, and send out a twice monthly newsletter to the membership. Basic skills in Wordpress and domain web hosting management are necessary. Benefits include free tickets to jazz concerts. Interested parties should email Gary Funston at garyjfunston@gmail.com, or call 434-249-6191.

Open hours at McCormick Observatory
Category: 
Events
Expires: March 20, 2020
Sponsor: Leander McCormick Observatory - UVA

Leander McCormick Observatory at the University of Virginia is open to the public on the first and third Friday night of each month – except holidays – for two hours: from 7 to 9 and from 9 to 11 after March 20th. Observing with all telescopes – weather permitting – audio-visual presentations, and tours of the Observatory are included. For more information, call 434-243-1885.

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.

Donate your old car to WTJU
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: December 31, 2020
Sponsor: WTJU

If it's time for you to think of replacing your old car, please consider donating it to benefit WTJU  ... and you could get a tax break.  It's easy. Just call 844-WTJU-CAR. Or go to wtju dot car easy dot org. That’s wtju dot car easy dot org. Thanks! 

Benefits Check Up
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: December 31, 2020
Sponsor: National Council on Aging

Many in the aging population are on a fixed income, and struggle from month to month, but there is help: help with medications, health care, income assistance, food and nutrition, housing and utilities, tax relief, veteran assistance, employment and more. The National Council on Aging has built a resource website for seniors and their families to find help, nationally and locally. Visit BenefitsCheckup.org to connect with the $20 billion in benefits that go unclaimed each year.