Public Service Announcements

New Exhibitions for April and May
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: May 27, 2021
Sponsor: McGuffey Art Center

 The Smith Gallery at the McGuffey Art Center features works by Barbara Shenefield April 3rd through May 28.  Exhibits entitled "Communicating the Climate Crisis" and "Revisiting the New Deal" can be found in the Smith Gallery, and more information can be found at mcguffeyartcenter.com.

Offering free rides to vaccination sites
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Expires: May 31, 2021
Sponsor: Jaunt

Charlottesville's public transportation, Jaunt, is now offering free rides to your Covid vaccination appointment. Made possible by a partnership with the Blue Ridge Health District and University of Virginia Health, the free rides can be arranged by calling 434-296-3184 or by e-mail to trips@ridejaunt.org.

Va law protects pregnant/nursing employees
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Expires: June 09, 2021
Sponsor: Virginia Interfaith Center

Are you being discriminated against at your job because you are pregnant or nursing? Virginia law requires all employers to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant and nursing women including temporary transfer to less strenuous positions and other workplace modifications. Learn more at WageTheftVa.org.

Virginia law offers fair wage protection
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Expires: June 09, 2021
Sponsor: Virginia Interfaith Center

Are you getting paid for all your work? Do you think your employer has cheated you of your wages? Do your coworkers have similar concerns? Virginia law allows you and a group of your coworkers to sue your employer for unpaid wages. Learn more at WageTheftVa.org.

Non-compete clauses illegal
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Expires: June 09, 2021
Sponsor: Virginia Interfaith Center

Has your boss told you that you cannot work for another employer in the same field? If you earn less than $1,137 weekly, you cannot be asked to sign a non-compete agreement. If you signed one of these agreements after July 1, 2020, you are not bound to it. Employers can be fined for up to $10,000 for trying to impose a non-compete clause. Learn more at WageTheftVa.org.

Employment misclassification illegal in Virginia
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Expires: June 09, 2021
Sponsor: Virginia Interfaith Center

Are you called an independent contractor, but you really work for someone else, not yourself? You may be misclassified. Being paid as an independent contractor when you should be paid as an employee steals money from you. And, it is against the law in Virginia. Learn more at WageTheftVa.org.

Contact Al-anon for drinking help
Category: 
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Expires: June 18, 2021
Sponsor: Al-Anon

Are you bothered by someone else's drinking? Al-Anon can help. Call 434-972-7011 or e-mail cvillealanon@gmail.com or go online to VaAlanon.org.

Web-based survey to support the work of MACAA
Category: 
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Expires: May 31, 2021
Sponsor: Monticello Area Community Action Agency

The Monticello Area Community Action Agency is working to ensure that all families have the resources to break cycles of generational poverty by connecting them to high quality early childhood education programs, job retraining for adults, stable and affordable housing, and more. To celebrate Community Action Awareness month, the Agency is inviting you to complete a brief survey at macaa.org.

 

Zephyrus is holding auditions for the 2021-2022 season
Category: 
Music
Expires: May 31, 2021
Sponsor: Zephyrus Early Music Vocal Ensemble

Zephyrus Early Music Vocal Ensemble is holding auditions for the 2021-2022 season. Auditions are open to all voice parts. The ensemble is particularly interested in high sopranos with a clear bright tone. Auditions will be scheduled individually and will be held in person or by recording to comply with all COVID-19 heath protocols. Please email info@zephyrus-va.org to express your interest in auditioning.

Bluegrass Scholarship for Fall 2021
Category: 
Music
Expires: May 31, 2021
Sponsor: IBMA Foundation
The International Bluegrass Music Foundation has announced the Crandall Creek Scholarship starting with the Fall 2021 semester. This new benefit will offer a $1000 college scholarship to a student who demonstrates both interest and involvement in bluegrass music. The scholarships are open to US citizens and international students coming to the US for college. Applications for the Fall 2021 semester must be submitted by June 1. More information and the 2021 application form are online at bluegrassfoundation.org/grants-awards/
Bluegrass music competition
Category: 
Music
Expires: June 14, 2021
Sponsor: FreshGrass Foundation
The FreshGrass Foundation has announced more than $25,00 in prizes for the 2021 FreshGrass Awards. The competition is open to unsigned artists who play bluegrass or bluegrass-inspired music. Categories include band, banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin.  Cash prizes are awarded to the winners in each category, along with new instruments for the pickers and a day of recording with Compass Records for the band.  Finalists will receive travel expenses to the Freshgrass Festival in Massachusetts in September to perform in the competition.  There is no fee to enter.   Deadline is June 15th.  For details, go to Freshgrass.com/awards.
Scholarship available for bluegrass students
Category: 
Music
Expires: June 30, 2021
Sponsor: DC Bluegrass Union

The DC Bluegrass Union is accepting applications through June 30th for the Orrin Star Scholarship for young music students pursuing bluegrass and old-time music in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. The scholarship winner will receive $500 in tuition, paid directly to an instructor, camp, workshop or online learning service. More information and an application form are at DCBU.org.

Webinar on oak trees
Category: 
Outdoors
Expires: June 02, 2021
Sponsor: Piedmont Master Gardeners

The Piedmont Master Gardeners and Virginia Cooperative Extension will host a webinar with best-selling author Douglas Tallamy (TALL-ah-mee) on the subject of his latest book, “The Nature of Oaks,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 3rd. Learn how adding oak trees and other native plants to your home landscape is one of the best ways to help heal the planet. To purchase tickets and reserve a spot in the program, visit PiedmontMasterGardeners.org/events by June 1st.

Zoom event celebrating dance in movies & television.
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: May 22, 2021
Sponsor: USA Dance Charlottesville
 USA Dance Charlottesville presents its free May Zoom event: A Night at the Movies!  Celebrate dance on the silver screen, small screen, and video screen on Saturday evening, May 22nd, from 6:45 to 8:30. Clifford Arnold, USA Dance Charlottesville Board Member, will emcee. For more information, go to usadancecville.org.