Public Service Announcements

Paramodernities -- dance lecture and performances
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: January 31, 2020
Sponsor: UVA Department of Drama

The Arts Council at the University of Virginia has arranged for a series of lecture-performances, or dance-experiments, called Paramodernities, with guest artists Netta Yerushalmy and six other dance artists and scholars on Friday, January 31st, at 8 p.m., at the Ruth Caplin Theatre on University Grounds. It is a Free Ticketed Event with tickets and more information available at artsboxoffice.virginia.edu.

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.

Free square dancing lessons
Category: 
Events
Expires: January 29, 2020
Sponsor: Albemarle County Parks & Recreation and the Virginia Reelers Square Dance Club of Charlottesville

Albemarle County Parks & Recreation and the Virginia Reelers Square Dance Club of Charlottesville are offering free beginning square dance lessons starting Wednesday, January 29th, from 7 – 9 pm at Woodbrook Elementary School in Charlottesville. No partner or previous experience needed. For more information, visit virginiareelers.com.

UVA MLK Celebration
Category: 
Events
Expires: January 31, 2020
Sponsor: UVA the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Virginia’s Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion invites you to attend the 2020 Community MLK Celebration as it pays tribute to the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The celebration runs from January 17th through the 31st and will feature musical performances, films, inspirational speakers, art exhibits, and much more. For a complete listing of events, visit mlk.virginia.edu.


 

Bill Staines concert to benefit North Branch School
Category: 
Events
Expires: January 31, 2020
Sponsor: North Branch School

Folk music legend Bill Staines will give a concert Friday, January 31st, at 7 p.m., at North Branch School in Afton to benefit the school. Concert goers are invited to bring a dish and share a potluck supper with Bill at 6 o'clock. Get advance tickets at a discount, or pay at the door. For details, call 540-456-8450 or go online to north-branch-school.org.

IVY MUC closed 1/27-2/3.
Category: 
Events
Expires: February 03, 2020
Sponsor: Ivy Material Utilization Center,

The Ivy Material Utilization Center, located at 4576 Dick Woods Road, will be closed for business from Monday, January 27th through Saturday, February 1st. Normal operations will resume on Monday, February 3rd at 7:30 a.m. This closure is required to complete necessary repairs to the transfer station that were caused as a result of a fire in August 2019. For more information, visit rivanna.org.

Annual Greens cooking competition
Category: 
Events
Expires: February 08, 2020
Sponsor: Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

Join the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center for its sixth annual greens cook-off on Saturday, February 8th. The Judges' tasting will begin at 2:30 p.m. and general public tasting at 3. Come be a part of this exciting family-friendly event. Applications are still being accepted for cooks in the Greens and Mac & Cheese categories. A cash prize is offered to the winner in each category. Claim your title as Best in Charlottesville. For more information go to jeffschoolheritagecenter.org.

Open House at North Branch School
Category: 
Events
Expires: February 11, 2020
Sponsor: North Branch School

North Branch School in Afton is hosting an Open House Tuesday, February 11th, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 5:30 to 7 p.m. In case of a weather delay, it will be two weeks later, on the 25th. Take a tour, meet teachers and parents, observe classrooms. The school is at 221 Mickens Road in Afton. If you have questions, call 540-456-8450 or go online to north-branch-school.org.

"Forbidden Love" dance party to benefit SARA
Category: 
Events
Expires: February 15, 2020
Sponsor: SARA

You are invited to Forbidden Love, a dance party to benefit SARA - The Sexual Assault Resource Agency. On Saturday, February 15th, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., the Tasting Room at Potter's Craft Cider will be transformed into a decadent nightclub unlike anything Charlottesville has seen before! Go online to forbiddenlove2020.eventbrite.com or find the event under "Forbidden Love" on Facebook to learn more.

Benefit Concert for Holly Hermanson Carter
Category: 
Events
Expires: February 16, 2020
Sponsor: Brian Keena

Catch the Operation Love Concert at the Fry's Spring Beach Club in Charlottesville on Sunday, February 16th, at 4pm. The concert is a benefit for cancer-fighting local business woman Holly Hermanson Carter.  Featured groups include Triad, Michael Clem, The Danny Beirne Trio, and the Gladstones. Tickets are available at the door or online at loveconcertcville.eventbrite.com.

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.

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.

Support group for pain management
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: February 04, 2020
Sponsor: American Chronic Pain Association

The American Chronic Pain Association is offering support groups for people who suffer from pain that doesn't go away. The Association says, "If you suffer from chronic pain you know that doctors and medicine often can't help. But you can learn to help yourself through group support meetings." The meetings will start Tuesday, February 4th, at 1 p.m., at "The Center," 491 Hillsdale Drive in Charlottesville. Call the American Chronic Pain Association at 516-449-6161 for more information. They offer help and hope. That's 516-449-6161.

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.

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! 

Performance by Baroque ensemble Three Notch'd Road
Category: 
Music
Expires: January 30, 2020
Sponsor: The Colonnade Club

Three Notch'd Road, the area’s only professional ensemble that performs early music on period instruments, will present Faerie Baroque: Songs and Dances of the British Isles, on Thursday, January 30th, from 7-9 pm at the Colonnade Club at the University of Virginia. The duo performance by Peter Walker and Fiona Hughes will include works by Henry Purcell, John Dowland, Turlough O'Carolan, as well as traditional ballads and selections from John Playford's Division Violin.  Ticket information is available at colonnadeclubuva.com.

Old time music master partners with Americana godfather
Category: 
Music
Expires: February 07, 2020
Sponsor: Prism Coffeehouse

The Prism Coffeehouse is pleased to welcome Kieran (Keeren) Kane and Rayna (Rain-uh) Gellert back to C'Ville Coffee on Friday evening, February 7th. Kane is considered by many to be the Godfather of Americana, while Gellert is a New school master of old time music. C'Ville Coffee is located at 1301 Harris Street in Charlottesville. For details about this February 7th concert, including how to get tickets, visit PrismCoffeehouse DOT org, or call 434-978-4335.

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

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.

The 37th Annual Seminar for the Piedmont Landscape Association
Category: 
Outdoors
Expires: February 06, 2020
Sponsor: Piedmont Landscape Association

The 37th Annual Landscape Seminar will take place Thursday, Feb. 6 at The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville. Featured speakers will discuss timely subjects: Community Food Forests, Infusing Living Architecture in the Garden, The New Heirloom Garden, and Planting for the Future: New Naturalism. Early registration discount will end January 14th. For more information call 434-979-1333.