Public Service Announcements

November Exhibitions
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: November 24, 2019
Sponsor: McGuffey Art Center

McGuffey Art Center's November Exhibitions feature artists Tatiana Yavorska-Antrobius, Lee Alter, Heather Owens, and Will Jones with such varied themes as "The Garden of Eden," "Impermanence," and "Off the Wall." McGuffey Art Center is located at 201 Second Street NW in Charlottesville. The exhibit runs through November 24th. For more information, visit mcguffeyartscenter.com.

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.

New exhibit on Jewish Experience in Charlottesville
Category: 
Events
Expires: November 17, 2019
Sponsor: Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society

The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society announces the opening of a new exhibit, “From Civil War to Civil Rights: The Jewish Experience in Charlottesville.” The exhibit explores the place of Jews in Charlottesville over one hundred years and will be on display until the Spring of 2020. A public event with a brief talk and discussion will be held on Sunday, November 17th, at 3 p.m., at the Society’s headquarters in Charlottesville. For more information, call Sandra DeKay at 434-296-1492, or e-mail her at admin@albemarlehistory.org.

International Students and the Challenges of Immigration at UVa
Category: 
Events
Expires: November 17, 2019
Sponsor: Blue Ridge VA Chapter of United Nations Association

Blue Ridge Virginia Chapter of the United Nations Association presents a talk by UVA Director of International Studies, Dudley Doane entitled: "International Students and the Challenges of Immigration at UVA" on Sunday, Nov. 17th at 3pm at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church, 717 Rugby Road in Charlottesville. For more information visit una-brc.avenue.org.

"Eliminating Plastic Pollution in Virginia"
Category: 
Events
Expires: November 17, 2019
Sponsor: Sierra Club

Join the Sierra Club for an informative discussion of the persistent threat plastics have to our water, wildlife, and human health. Short films on this subject will be viewed and followed up by a discussion of  possible solutions. The guest speaker will be Liz Palmer, a member of the Albemarle Board of Supervisors who has worked for years on water issues and recycling.  Gather at 3:00pm on Sunday, November 17th at the McIntire Room at the Central Library, 201 East Market Street in Charlottesville.  For more information contact John at jcruickshank4@gmail.com.

Climate Crisis Presentation
Category: 
Events
Expires: November 20, 2019
Sponsor: Climate Reality Project

A video/slide presentation on the climate crisis and its solutions will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM in the McIntire Room (3rd floor) of the Jefferson Madison Central Library in downtown Charlottesville located at 201 E. Market St. This event is the perfect opportunity to find out what the climate crisis means for the community and to start learning how to solve this crisis together. For more information visit ClimateRealityProject.org.

Auction to support outreach programs at the the VA Center for the Book
Category: 
Events
Expires: November 21, 2019
Sponsor: Virginia Center for the Book

The Virginia Center for the Book will host its annual Raucous Auction on Thursday, November 21st, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center in Charlottesville. This free event will feature delicious food and great company, as well as the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind art and experiences. If you can't be there in-person, you can bid online. The Raucous Auction supports the Virginia Center for the Book's nonprofit arts and educational outreach. For more details, vist VABook.cbo.io.

Bridge Swap Shop
Category: 
Events
Expires: November 27, 2019
Sponsor: Bridge PAI

THE BRIDGE Progressive Arts Initiative in Charlottesville launches a month-long Give & Take that will transform its gallery space into a swap-shop-meets-free-store-meets-surplus-redistribution-meets-“curb alert.” Anyone is welcome to give items to the rotating collection and anyone is welcome to take items free of charge. Please no hazardous material– other than that pretty much anything has the potential to find a new life or be turned into something totally new. Giving dates run from November 25^th^ to November 27^th^ from 5 – 7 pm. Give & Take opens December 6^th^. For additional information, email director@thebridgepai.org.

New tutor training session.
Category: 
Events
Expires: December 06, 2019
Sponsor: Literacy Volunteers

Literacy Volunteers is seeking volunteer tutors to assist adults in learning how to read, write, or speak English. Many of our students are refugees and immigrants trying to become integrated members of our community. Our next new tutor training is on Saturday, December 7th, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Jefferson School City Center, Charlottesville. If you’re interested in becoming a Literacy Volunteer or learning more, please call 434-977-3838 or visitliteracyforall.org.

Holiday Party and Dance
Category: 
Events
Expires: December 07, 2019
Sponsor: Cville Chapter of USA Dance

The Charlottesville Chapter of USA Dance invites you to a holiday party and night of ballroom dance at the Unity of Charlottesville Ballroom on Saturday, December 7th from 7:00 until 10:15. For more information, visit usadancecharlottesville.org.

Give blood at St. Anne's-Belfield School blood drive
Category: 
Events
Expires: December 08, 2019
Sponsor: Silver Lining

On Sunday, December 8th, make plans to participate in the Final Tailgate & Donate drive to help supply the UVA and Sentara Martha Jefferson Health Systems with vital life-giving blood. Sign up for an appointment today. Walk-ins are also welcome. The event will be held  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the St. Anne’s-Belfield School's Student Activities Center, located at 2132 Ivy Road. For more information, call 434-989-1959.

McCormick Observatory visit schedule
Category: 
Events
Expires: December 20, 2019
Sponsor: Leander McCormick Observatory

Leander McCormick Observatory at the University of Virginia is open to the public on the first and third Friday nights of each month for two hours -- 9 to 11, or 7 to 9 in winter. These nights include observing with all telescopes, weather permitting, plus audio-visual presentations and tours of the Observatory. For more information, including Fan Mountain Observatory tours and group visits, call 434-243-1885.

Supplemental food available for those in need
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: December 12, 2019
Sponsor: Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry is a nonprofit, free grocery store in Charlottesvile that provides supplemental food to our neighbors in need. Pantry visitors whose total household income is 150% or less of the federal poverty level can choose from fresh produce, frozen meats, baked goods, and nonperishable food items once a month. Loaves & Fishes’ store is open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesdays, 2 to 4 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon. Find out more online at cvilleloaves.org or by calling 434-996-7868.

Affordable Care Act enrollment for 2020
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: December 13, 2019
Sponsor: Legal Aid Justice Center

Affordable Care Act enrollment for 2020 is underway. Free appointments with certified ACA counselors are available at the Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville now through December 15th. Call 434-220-1496 to set up an appointment. Appointments are available on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Again the number to call is 434-220-1496.

Benefits Check Up
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: December 30, 2019
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.

Program for addiction recovery.
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: February 01, 2020
Sponsor: The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist-meditation, non-judgmental approach to recovery from addiction.  The group meets every Wednesday, from 7:30 - 8:30 pm at the Quaker Meeting House, 1104 Forest Avenue in Charlottesville.  No registration is needed; all are welcome.  For further information call or text David at 646-285-6114 or visit refugerecovery.org.

Donate your old car to WTJU
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: December 31, 2019
Sponsor: WTJU

There comes a time when you've just got to let go of that old vehicle. Lots of great memories ... but at this point it’s just taking up space. You could try to sell it ... but that can be a hassle. So, here's a thought ... let WTJU take it off your hands. Proceeds from the sale benefit WTJU 91.1 FM ... and you could get a tax break for 2019.  Call 844-WTJU-CAR. Or go to wtju dot car easy dot org. That’s wtju dot car easy dot org. Thanks! 

Ghanaian gyil performer appears at WTJU
Category: 
Music
Expires: November 20, 2019
Sponsor: UVA McIntire Dept. of Music

Renowned Ghanaian gyil [JEE-ill] performer and instrument maker Tijan Dorwana will be performing his traditional xylophone music at our WTJU studios on Wednesday, November 20th, at 8 p.m., free and open to the public. Master Tijan’s performance will provide a window into the culture and history of Northern Ghana. Multimedia documentary film components, integrated with the live music, will specifically address the challenges facing the ongoing practice and existence of the gyil in today’s global environment and economy. Co-sponsored by the University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music, WTJU, and others. For more information e-mail Music Prof. Michelle Kisliuk at mk6k@virginia.edu.

Dr. Craig Cramer perfoms Bach, Scheidt at Westminster
Category: 
Music
Expires: November 22, 2019
Sponsor: Westminster Organ Concert Series

The Westminster Organ Concert Series continues its 40th season on Friday, November 22, at 7:30 pm, with a concert by organist Craig Cramer. Dr. Cramer is Professor of Organ and Artist in Residence at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. His program includes music by Bach, Walther, Scheidt, and Mendelssohn. 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. Ample parking is available behind the church, and the sanctuary is wheelchair-accessible. For more information, call 434-963-4690 or visit WestminsterOrganConcertSeries.org.


Chris Van Cleave and Muskrat Reames in conert
Category: 
Music
Expires: December 06, 2019
Sponsor: Songwriter Series

The Songmaker Series is happy to welcome Chris Van Cleave to their stage. He'll be joined by Pedal Steel Guitar player Muskrat Reames, for “Songs To Celebrate The Season And Connect Hearts" at C’ville Coffee in Charlottesville, on Friday, December 6th at 7 p.m. Chris starred in national tours of Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar and has produced eight albums and scored two musicals. For ticket and other information, email songmakerseries@earthlink.net.

Baroque Christmas concerts
Category: 
Music
Expires: December 06, 2019
Sponsor: Three Notch'd Road

Three Notch’d Road, The Virginia Baroque Ensemble, presents O Beauty: A Baroque Christmas from Around the World -- three concerts at three venues: Friday, December 6th, at 7:30 p.m., at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Staunton; Saturday, December 7th, at 7:30 p.m., at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Richmond; and Sunday, December 8th, at 4 p.m., at Holy Comforter Catholic Church in Charlottesville. Bass Peter Walker and soprano Katelyn Aungst join the instrumentalists of Three Notch'd Road for this lively Christmas program featuring a tour of Europe and the New World. For tickets and more information, go online to TNRbaroque.org.

Annual Family Holiday Concerts
Category: 
Music
Expires: December 07, 2019
Sponsor: Charlottesville Symphony & UVA University Singers

The Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia and the UVA University Singers join forces to present their annual Family Holiday Concerts on Friday, December 6th, at 8pm and Saturday, December 7th at 3:30pm at Old Cabell Hall on UVA Grounds. This year’s program includes: Carol of the Bells, Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas from “Meet Me in St. Louis,” John Williams’ Song for World Peace, Jingle Bells, Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah and more.Tickets may be purchased at the University of Virginia Arts Box Office, 434-924-3376, or online at ArtsBoxOffice.virginia.edu.

Virginia Glee Club's Christmas concert #1
Category: 
Music
Expires: December 07, 2019
Sponsor: Virginia Glee Club

The Virginia Glee Club will hold its 79th Annual Christmas Concert conducted by conductor Frank Albinder on Saturday, December 7th at 8 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall on University of Virginia grounds. Tickets are available through the UVA Box Office or by visiting VirginiaGleeClub.org.

Concert featuring Broadway performers from Phantom of the Opera
Category: 
Music
Expires: December 10, 2019
Sponsor: Paramount Theater

Three Phantoms in Concert, coming to Charlottesville's Paramount Theater the evening of Tuesday, December 10th, highlights the individual talents of three exceptional Broadway artists – Craig Schulman, Keith Buterbaugh, and Gary Mauer – each of whom have played the title role in Andrew Lloyd‐Webber’s masterpiece, The Phantom of the Opera. The program will feature solo numbers from the shows that made them stars, personal stories of “Broadway moments," duets and trios, and a little Christmas surprise.  Accompanying the Three Phantoms will be Broadway conductor and musical director Sue Anderson at the piano.  For ticket information, call the Paramount Box Office at 434-979-1333 or go online to theparamount.net

A Nice Family Gathering
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: November 17, 2019
Sponsor: Carysbrook Performing Arts Center

The Persimmon Tree Players return to Carysbrook Performing Arts Center in Fluvanna with "A Nice Family Gathering," an award-winning comedy perfect for the holiday season. Performances run through Sunday November 17th at 7:30pm. For more information visit carysbrook.org/events.