Public Service Announcements

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.

Reusing, Reducing, Recycling topic at Sierra Club
Category: 
Events
Expires: September 19, 2018
Sponsor: Sierra Club

Join the Sierra Club for an informative program on reusing, reducing, and recycling in Charlottesville/Albemarle at 7 p.m., Wednesday, September 19th, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 100 Alderman Rd., in Charlottesville. For more information, call John Cruickshank at 434 973-0373 or send e-mail to jcruickshank4@gmail.com.

Benefit for Center for Earth-Based Healing
Category: 
Events
Expires: September 22, 2018
Sponsor: Center for Earth-Based Healing

The Center for Earth-Based Healing, a local non-profit that provides free nature-based healing programs for survivors of sexual and domestic violence, is holding its 2nd Annual Benefit Concert & Silent Auction featuring music by Erin & the Wildfire on Saturday, September 22nd, at the Historic Wayne Theatre in Waynesboro. Doors open at 6 p.m. For ticket and other information, visit EarthBasedHealing.org or call Michele Zehr (ZAIR) at 434-277-5001 or send e-mail to michelezehr@earthbasedhealing.org.

Lecture: Why Putin Didn't Collaborate with Trump
Category: 
Events
Expires: September 23, 2018
Sponsor: Blue RIdge Virginia Chapter of UN Association

All are welcome to the free and open meeting of Blue Ridge Virginia Chapter of the United Nations Association Sunday, September 23rd, at 3:00 p.m., at Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church - Unitarian Universalist. Professor Allen Lynch, will address Why Putin DIDN'T Collaborate with Trump. For further information, contact Susan Roberts, sgwroberts@gmail.com or 434-409-0264. Or go online to una-brc.avenue.org

Evening tour, dinner, conversation, and viewing at McCormick Observatory
Category: 
Events
Expires: September 27, 2018
Sponsor: One-Day UVA and UVA Astronomy Department

One-Day UVA and the University of Virginia’s Astronomy Department invite you to a magical evening at McCormick Observatory on Friday, September 28th from 5 – 10 pm.  The festivities will include learning about the history of the observatory, conversations with UVA’s esteemed Astronomy Department faculty on the origins of almost everything, dinner in the Dome Room, and celestial viewing through the historical telescope.  Register for this special occasion by calling 434-982-4491. 

Second annual FLOW arts festival
Category: 
Events
Expires: September 29, 2018
Sponsor: Chroma Projects and Albemarle County Parks & Rec

Join Chroma Projects and Albemarle County Parks & Rec at Darden Towe Park on Saturday, September 29th for the second annual FLOW arts festival. FLOW 2018 will feature visual and performing artists who will be interpreting the Rivanna River. This year, Alex Nyerges, director of the VMFA and his wife, Katherine, are jurors for the River Bank Plein Aire Painting Event, the Site Specific Environmental Sculpture, and the FLOWtilla Spontaneous Art Boat Parade. Everyone is invited to decorate a floating device and participate in FLOWtilla, which will launch from the Darden Towe Boat Ramp in Charlottesville at 10 a.m. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is at Darden Towe Park. For more information, call 434-806-9667 or email artlab@chromaprojects.

Free college counseling workshop
Category: 
Events
Expires: September 29, 2018
Sponsor: Renaissance School

At Jefferson-Madison Regional Library-Northside Branch in Charlottesville on Saturday, September 29th, from 10:30 a.m to noon, there will be a free workshop for parents of middle and high school students. Titled "The Road To College," families new to the process of college counseling can learn about the middle school to high school transition, how to find the right high school fit for your child, what to expect from the college counseling process, and more. Facilitated by Sara C. Johnson, head of Renaissance School, the workshop is open to the public with RSVPs encouraged. For more information, visit renaissanceschool.org.

Filmfest: Contemporary Women's Visions
Category: 
Events
Expires: September 30, 2018
Sponsor: UVA Dept. of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese

The University of Virginia’s Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese's will host its second annual film festival from Thursday, September 27th through Sunday, September 30thThis year’s theme celebrates “Contemporary Women’s Visions from Spain, Italy, and Latin America.” Films will be shown in venues on Grounds and in downtown Charlottesville and all screenings are free and open to the public. Each will be shown in its original language with English subtitles.  For more information, including a description of the showcased films, go to virginia.edu and search for “sipfest.”

Fall Festival to benefit UVA Children's Hospital
Category: 
Events
Expires: October 06, 2018
Sponsor: UVA Children's Hospital

A Fall Festival to benefit the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital in honor of Lindsey Ann Hall is set for Saturday, October 6th, at the Small Country Campground in Louisa. Featured are the Virginia State Championship Barbecue Contest, an Antique and Classic Car show, and live music all day. A contribution will be collected at the gate. For more information, go online to QueAndCruz.com.

5k Run for Animals
Category: 
Events
Expires: October 07, 2018
Sponsor: Porchlight Animal Sanctuary

Porchlight Animal Sanctuary, a non-profit working to create a farm sanctuary and lifelong home for animals like pigs, chickens, and goats, is holding a 5K run/walk on Sunday, October 7th, at Joseph Bryan Park in Richmond. The event is wheelchair, stroller, and dog-friendly and features several food trucks at a post-race celebration. For more details and to register, visit porchlightsanctuary.org/porchlight5k, email racedirector@porchlightsanctuary.org, or call 804-991-0480.

Three Chopt Ruritan Club to sponsor craft fair
Category: 
Events
Expires: October 12, 2018
Sponsor: Three Chopt Ruritan Club

The Three Chopt Ruritan Club will sponsor a craft fair with more than 30 vendors on Saturday, October 13th, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Three Chopt Community Center, located at 2366 Oliver Creek Road in Troy. For more information, call 434-981-0010.

Vote on November 6th
Category: 
Events
Expires: October 15, 2018
Sponsor: WTJU

There is a lot at stake in the election on November 6th and your vote is powerful. Claim your power: VOTE on November 6th. If you have moved in the last couple years, you have to update your voter registration. Be sure to update your address or register to vote no later than October 15th. Visit elections.virginia.gov. And then go vote on Tuesday, November 6th!

Restore voting rights
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: September 19, 2018
Sponsor: Virginia Organizing

Do you need to have your voting rights restored in order to be eligible to vote in this year’s election?  It only takes a few minutes, but you must act no later than Wednesday, September 19th.  Go to  restore.virginia.gov  or call Virginia Organizing at 434-984-4655.


Power of Difference Foundations Certification
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: September 21, 2018
Sponsor: The Sum

A local Charlottesville non-profit, The Sum, is offering their Power of Difference Foundations Certification -- consisting of four day-and-a-half workshops meeting weekly. It provides comprehensive experiential activities and takeaway tools designed to give you the basic skills that will increase your organization's effectiveness around race and other differences. Intended for non-profit, business, government, healthcare, education, or law enforcement, The first of three fall series begins Friday evening, September 21st. Visit thesum.org. for more details and to register or call 434-260-9377.

Classical Choral Works: Love and Madness
Category: 
Music
Expires: September 22, 2018
Sponsor: The Piedmont Singers of Central Virginia
The Piedmont Singers of Central Virginia will be performing works on a theme of Love and Madness on Saturday Sept. 15 at 7:30pm in Great Hall of the Wren Building at the College of William and Mary.  An additional performance will be given on Saturday Sept. 22 at 7:30 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Richmond.  For more information visit thepiedmontsingers.org
Jazz band kickoff for Jazz Marathon
Category: 
Music
Expires: September 23, 2018
Sponsor: Charlottesville Jazz Society and WTJU

As the kickoff concert for WTJU's Jazz Marathon. the Charlottesville Jazz Society and WTJU present the return of guitarist/vocalist Joel Harrison and his roots/jazz band Free Country, on Sunday, September 23rd at 7 p.m. in UVA’s Brooks Hall. Joining Harrison for this show will be young guitar sensation Anthony Pirog, along with veteran bassist Jerome Harris, and drummer Jeremy Clemons. They will play music by Johnny Cash, Bob Wills, and other country and folk artists. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Freecountry.brownpapertickets.com. For more information, call 434 249-6191.

Innovative Japanese Guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto
Category: 
Music
Expires: September 28, 2018
Sponsor: Prism Coffeehouse
The Prism Coffeehou is delighted to welcome the return of Japanese finger style guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto (Hee-ro-yuh Sue-kah-moto) to Cville Coffee on Friday evening, September the 28th.  Tsukamoto is  an innovative guitarist and composer fusing folk, jazz, and world music.  For additional details about this September 28 concert, visit PrismCoffeehouse DOT org, or call 434-978-4335.
October Organ and Carillon Concert Series
Category: 
Music
Expires: October 04, 2018
Sponsor: Christ Episcopal Church

The opening concert of the 5th annual "October Organ and Carillon Concert Series" at Christ Episcopal Church, Charlottesville, will be on Thursday, October 4th, at 12 noon. Florence Jowers, organist at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Staunton, will play a program entitled, "Made in America," with organ works of Dudley Buck, Daniel Gawthrop and more. These 30-minute programs will be on all Thursdays in October. Admission is free. Lunches available for purchase. Donations gratefully accepted. Call 434-960-8089 with questions.

Evolution of Baroque music explored
Category: 
Music
Expires: October 05, 2018
Sponsor: The Early Music Access Project

The Early Music Access Project at The Haven in Charlottesville presents Crossing Borders, a look at the evolution of the baroque-era sonata, on Friday, October 5th, at 7:30 p.m. Artists David McCormick (violin), Sarah Darling (violin), Niccolo Seligmann (viola da gamba), and Brian Kay (theorbo), explore the time when Italian, French, German, and Spanish influences merged to create a rich variety of textures and sounds. The program includes music of well-known composers like Corelli, Couperin, and Geminiani alongside arrangements of Scottish and Spanish folk tunes. For ticket and other information, go to EarlyMusicCville.org or call 703-587-0483.

Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra presents "Symphonic Masquerade"
Category: 
Music
Expires: October 26, 2018
Sponsor: The Paramount Theater

Back by popular demand, the Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra will present its "Symphonic Masquerade" and 9th annual fundraising pops concert at The Paramount Theater on Friday, October 26th at 7:30 p.m. Music director Peter Wilson is preparing a tribute to America's veterans featuring music that includes Aaron Copland's "Lincoln Portrait," John Williams' Theme from "Schindler's List," and music from "Born on the Fourth of July," plus many other memorable pieces and marches.Tickets may be reserved now by calling The Paramount's box office at 434-979-1333, by visiting theparamount.net, or in person Monday through Friday from 10 a.m until 2 p.m.

Annual Coyner Springs Kite Fly
Category: 
Outdoors
Expires: September 29, 2018
Sponsor: Waynesboro Parks and Recreation

Waynesboro Parks and Recreation is hosting its annual Coyner Springs Kite Fly on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10am-3pm at Coyner Springs Park.  Over 300 easy-to-fly kites will be given away.  There will also be kite flying demonstrations, old-fashioned hay rides, craft table, apple slingin' contest, and vendors.  You can make a day of it, if you like; just bring your blanket or chairs, and watch the kites fly! For more information call the Parks and Recreation office at 540-942-6735.     

September USA Dance
Category: 
Plays & Dance
Expires: September 22, 2018
Sponsor: USA Dance

USA Dance will hold its September dance on Saturday, September 22nd at Unity of Charlottesville's ballroom, located at 2825 Hydraulic Road in Charlottesville. Star Helligrath from Smooth Sailing Ballroom Dance Studio will teach the pre-dance and samba classes. Beginner class is from 7 to 7:30 p.m.; intermediate class, 7:30 to 8 p.m.; and Social Dance, 8 to 10:15 p.m. Classes are free with admission. USA Dance is open to the public, beginners are welcome, and no partner needed. For more Information, visit usadancecville.org.