Plug Aways

Plug Aways

Every Monday morning on WINA’s Morning News we turn over the radio station to any and all Charlottesville-area non profit groups to help you let everyone know what you have coming up.  We open up the WINA studio lines at 6:40am, 7:40am and 8:40am and we’ll give you a minute to tell everyone about your event.  The spots fill up quickly so you can take your chances and call in (at 977-1070) at those times or you can email Jane Foy to schedule a plug away ahead of time.

Want more info on the Plug Aways you heard on WINA’s Morning News with Rick & Jane? Just click the links below.

 

Plug Aways for Monday February 8th:

Blue Star Families has their Warm Hearts packing Thursday (2/18) and they’re still collecting items such as blankets, books, DVD’s, comfort food and Valentine’s cards to send to our troops.

The Madison-Greene Humane Society has a “Meet Your Match” adoption event this Saturday from 10am-4pm at PetSMart.

The Virginia Discovery Museum.is hosting a Meet the Symphony/Instrument Petting Zoo this Saturday at 10:30am

The Grace Tinsley Scholarship Dinner is this Saturday evening (2/13) at 6:30pm at the Carver Center in the Jefferson School City Center.

 

Plug Aways for Monday January 25th:

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is teaming with Feeding America to encourage volunteerism in 2016.

The Virginia Discovery Museum’s Kidvention is February 20th at the Key Rec Center.

The Grace Tinsley Scholarship Dinner has been postponed until 2/13 at the Carver Center in the Jefferson School City Center.

 

Plug Aways for Monday January 18th:

The Charlottesville Astronomical Society hosts their 9th Heidi’s Night on 1/29 from 7pm-9:30pm.

The Municipal Band has their next performance on February 21st at 3:30pm at their Municipal Arts Center.

 

Plug Aways for Monday January 11th:

You can “Wine and Dine for the Kids”this Sunday from 10am-7pm at Shadwell’s to benefit the Kiwanis Club.  

The Charlottesville Astronomical Society hosts their 9th Heidi’s Night on 1/29 from 7pm-9:30pm.

Charlottesville’s MLK Celebration will be next Monday from 1-3pm at the Jefferson City Center.

 

Plug Aways for Monday December 21st:

The Kiwanis Club Christmas Tree and wreath sale is over! They sold out completely over the weekend.

First Baptist Church on Park Street has a candlelight service Christmas Eve at 5:30pm.

The Point Church has several Christmas services this week.

 

Plug Aways for Monday December 7th:

The Kiwanis Club is selling Christmas Trees and wreaths at Seminole Square from 1pm-7pm weekdays and from 10am-7pm Saturdays and Sundays. They also have a Wine & Dine event this Tuesday at Stonefield and a pancake breakfast this Saturday from 7am-11am at the Hilton Garden Inn on Pantops.

The Freedom 5K is this Saturday and Blue Star Families is one of the beneficiaries.

The Charlottesville Host Lions Club is holding a fruit sale to help fund eye glasses and hearing aids for those in need. The deadline for ordering is December 8th and the fruit pick-up will be at Bob’s Wheel Alignment on 12/19. For more info or to order you can call Woodrow at 293-7631.

The Municipal Band  holds their annual Christmas concert December 13th at the Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center.

The Charlottesville Host Lions Club is holding a fruit sale to help fund eye glasses and hearing aids for those in need. The deadline for ordering is tomorrow (December 8th) and the fruit pick-up will be at Bob’s Wheel Alignment on 12/19. For more info or to order you can call Woodrow at 293-7631.

 

Plug Aways for Monday November 30th:

The Kiwanis Club is selling Christmas Trees and wreaths at Seminole Square from 1pm-7pm weekdays and from 10am-7pm Saturdays and Sundays.

The Charlottesville Host Lions Club is holding a fruit sale to help fund eye glasses and hearing aids for those in need. The deadline for ordering is December 8th and the fruit pick-up will be at Bob’s Wheel Alignment on 12/19. For more info or to order you can call Woodrow at 293-7631.

The Municipal Band  holds their annual Christmas concert December 13th at PVCC’s Dickinson Theater and they’ll be performing from 3pm-5pm on Friday December 4th at the Toy Lift‘s new satellite location at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion.

The Toy Lift is Friday December 4th. They obviously need toys… but they still need volunteers, too!

Ash Lawn-Highland is hosting Silhouettes by Studio Zero with sittings this Saturday from 11am-5pm.

ARC of the Piedmont has their Great Charlottesville Santa Fun Run and Walk this Sunday on the Downtown Mall.

The Virginia Women’s Chorus performs Candlelight Concerts in the Chapel this Friday and Saturday.

The Messiah Sing In is Tuesday night (12/8) at 8pm.

The Silver Lining Blood Drive is this Sunday!

 

Plug Aways for Monday November 23rd:

The Charlottesville Host Lions Club is holding a fruit sale to help fund eye glasses and hearing aids for those in need. The deadline for ordering is December 8th and the fruit pick-up will be at Bob’s Wheel Alignment on 12/19. For more info or to order you can call Woodrow at 293-7631.

The Municipal Band  holds their annual Christmas concert December 13th at PVCC’s Dickinson Theater and they’ll be performing from 3pm-5pm on Friday December 4th at the Toy Lift‘s new satellite location at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion.

The Toy Lift is Friday December 4th. They obviously need toys… but they still need volunteers, too!

The Central Virginia Eagles cheer team has a fundraiser Wednesday at Sam’s Club from 10am-4pm to help raise funds for their trip to the national competition!

 

Plug Aways for Monday November 16th:

Blue Star Families has their Christmas packing this Thursday (11/19) and they’re still collecting items and cards to send to our troops.

The Charlottesville Host Lions Club is holding a fruit sale to help fund eye glasses and hearing aids for those in need. The deadline for ordering is December 8th and the fruit pick-up will be at Bob’s Wheel Alignment on 12/19. For more info or to order you can call Woodrow at 293-7631.

The Mediation Center presents “Families Sandwiched In” on 11/18 at 12:30pm at the Senior Center.

The Municipal Band  holds their annual Christmas concert December 13th at PVCC’s Dickinson Theater.

The Madison-Greene Humane Society holds their fall rabies clinic this Saturday from 10:30 until noon at the Greene County Technical Center.

 

 

Plug Aways for Monday November 9th:

Blue Star Families has their Christmas packing on Thursday 11/19 and they’re participating in Carter Mountain Orchard’s Salute to Home Town Heroes event this Saturday.

The Vietnam War Foundation hosts their 7th Annual Veteran’s Day open house from 10am-4pm on 11/11.

The Mediation Center presents “Families Sandwiched In” on 11/18 at 12:30pm at the Senior Center.

Literacy Volunteers has a training session for new tutors on 11/21.

The Independence presents a Veteran’s Day celebration this Wednesday at 2pm.

Ash Lawn-Highland celebrates Veteran’s Day with events throughout the day this Wednesday.

Toy Lift is December 5th and the volunteer meeting is Tuesday nevening, 6:30pm at the English Inn.

 

 

Plug Aways for Monday November 2nd:

The YMCA has their groundbreaking ceremony and free festivities for the whole family at McIntire Park Thursday from 5-7pm.

Chestnut Grove Baptist in Earlysville is producing a dinner theater benefit for the Arbor. They’re holding an informational and volunteer meeting Tuesday evening at 7pm at the church.

Blue Star Families has their Christmas packing on Thursday 11/19.

The Charlottesville Astronomical Society hosts their first Friday Under the Stars event Friday night at 7:30pm at the Ivy Creek Natural Area.

The Vietnam War Foundation hosts their 7th Annual Veteran’s Day open house from 10am-4pm on 11/11.

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence celebrates Philanthropy Day on 11/9.

The Artisans Studio Tour is this weekend.

 

Plug Aways for Monday October 26th:

The Madison-Greene Humane Society will have plenty of adoptable pets available at PetSmart in Hollymead from 10am-4pm this Saturday.

The Municipal Band  concludes their October Organ Concert Series this Thursday at Christ Episcopal Church.

The Apple Harvest Trail Run 5K is this Saturday (10/31) at Pleasant Grove.

Quick Start Tennis is helping with a free kids tennis clinic this Sunday at 2pm on the indoor courts at the Boar’s Head.

Tandem Friends School presents “The Drowsy Chaperone” this Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon.

The Virginia Discovery Museum hosts their Boo Bash Halloween Party this Friday (10/30).

 

Plug Aways for Monday October 19th:

The Madison-Greene Humane Society will have plenty of adoptable pets available at PetSmart in Hollymead from 10am-4pm this Saturday.

The Municipal Band tcontinues their October Organ Concert Series this Thursday at Christ Episcopal Church.

Former UN envoy Thomas Pickering will speak this Thursday (10/22) at 7pm at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Unitarian Church.

The 2015 Betsy Houston Women’s Health Awareness Celebration, “Thank Goodness for Women,” is tomorrow night (10/20) from 6pm-9pm at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church on Lankford Avenue.

 

Plug Aways for Monday October 12th:

The Virginia Discovery Museum hosts their Boo Bash Halloween Party on 10/30.

The League of Women Voters presents an Albemarle School Board Candidates Forum this Wednesday at 7pm at Western Albemarle High School.

The Municipal Band starts their October Organ Concert Series this Thursday at Christ Episcopal Church and their Fall Concert is Sunday at PVCC’s Dickinson Theater.

The Apple Harvest Trail Run 5K is Saturday 10/31 at Pleasant Grove.

 

 

Plug Aways for Monday September 28th:

There’s a silent auction TODAY from 11am-3pm at The Independence on Pantops to benefit Enid’s Alzheimer’s Walk team.

The UVA Patients & Friends group presents “Cancer and Aging” Thursday at 10am at the Senior Center.

The Municipal Band starts their October Organ Concert Series this Thursday at Christ Episcopal Church.

Several local groups are holdingRivanna River Basin . org this Friday in Lane Auditorium and then Saturday morning from 10am-noon there are a bunch of free river events at Darden Towe Park.

The Mediation Center of Charlottesville presents “Families Sandwiched-In” at 7pm on 10/5 at the Northside Library.

Meals on Wheels is collecting non-perishable food for their Blizzard Bags through 10/19.

The Albemarle County Police Foundation is hosting Putt Putt with the Police this Saturday.

 

Plug Aways for Monday September 21st:

September is college savings month and Virginia 529 can help!

The 40th Reunion for the CHS Class of ’75 is Saturday 10/3 at South Street. RSVP to and get more info by emailing baily13@comcast.net.

The Literacy Volunteers are holding a recognition ceremony for this year’s participants Thursday at 6:30 in the Jefferson City Center Auditorium.

The 5th Annual Fluvanna County Wine Festival is this Saturday!

 

Plug Aways for Monday August 24th:

The Special Olympics Pepsi 10K Run (and 2 mile walk) is Saturday September 19th.

Boy Scout Troop 36 from Charlottesville’s First Methodist Church needs troops! There is a meeting at the church tonight at 7pm or you can call 964-1524 or 971-1333 for more info.

The 7th Annual Meet Yer Eats Farm Tour is Labor Day, Monday 9/7.

 

Plug Aways for Monday August 17th:

The Special Olympics Pepsi 10K Run (and 2 mile walk) is Saturday September 19th.

Kroger is holding a career hiring fair 8/29 from 9am-3pm at the Marriott Courtyard on Hillsdale Drive.

QuickStart tennis classes start back in September!

 

 

Plug Aways for Monday August 10th:

The Stony Point Volunteer Fire Company has their Fire House 5k and family fun day this Saturday (8/15).

The Special Olympics Pepsi 10K Run (and 2 mile walk) is Saturday September 19th.

 

Plug Aways for Monday July 27th:

The Municipal Band has their next summer concert tomorrow night (Tuesday 7/31) at the Paramount entitled “Jazz Club.”.

The Charlottesville Astronomical Society has their fourth Heidi’s Night Activity this Friday 7/31, but you must register ahead of time.

 

Plug Aways for Monday July 20th:

The Municipal Band has their next summer concert Tuesday 7/31 at the Paramount entitled “Jazz Club.”.

The Charlottesville Astronomical Society has their fourth Heidi’s Night Activity on Friday 7/31.

 

Plug Aways for Monday July 13th:

The 1st Annual Swap Meet and Car Show to benefit Pediatric Cancer Care and Research at UVA Children’s Hospital, and Caleb Gibson and Family is August 14th through 16th at the Moose Lodge.

The Municipal Band has three events this week: Tuesday at the Paramount for their summer concert series, Thursday at Trump Winery for Third Thursdays and Friday from 12pm to 1pm on the steps of the main library with their Brass Quintet,

Charlottesville Ballet has a Hard Hat Fund Raiser for their upcoming expansion this Saturday.

 

Plug Aways for Monday June 29th:

The 32nd Annual Kiwanis Fourth of July 5K benefiting Camp Holiday Trails is Saturday 7/4.

The Municipal Band has their third summer concert is Tuesday 6/30 at the Paramount entitled “What’s New.”.

The Charlottesville Astronomical Society holds their First Friday event this Friday night at the Ivy Creek Natural Area.

The Vietnam War Foundation has an open house this Saturday from 9am-4pm.

The Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway invite everyone to Humpback Rock on 7/19 for a free concert from 2pm-4pm

Stanardsville hosts a Greene County Fourth of July events starting with the annual parade at 10am.

 

Plug Aways for Monday June 22nd:

The 32nd Annual Kiwanis Fourth of July 5K benefiting Camp Holiday Trails is Saturday 7/4.

The Municipal Band has an ensemble performance this Saturday from 12pm-2pm at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion and their third summer concert is Tuesday 6/30 at the Paramount entitled “What’s New.”.

The Albemarle Amateur Radio Club‘s annual Field Day starts on Saturday 6/27 at 2pm at the Emergency Communications Center on Ivy Road.

Broadus Memorial Baptist Church has a yard/estate sale this Friday from 8am-4pm and Saturday from 8am-2pm.

The 4th Annual BBQ Bands & Brews Festival is this Saturday.

 

Plug Aways for Monday June 8th:

The Municipal Band‘s second summer concert is 6/16 at the Paramount entitled “What’s New.”.

The weekly Bach’s Lunch concert series at Christ Episcopal Church wraps up this Thursday at noon.

Blue Star Families meets the third Thursday of every month at the American Legion building near 250 & 22.

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church hosts a revival this Sunday through Wednesday 6/17.

Delegate David Toscano has unveiled his annual community survey.

Celebrate Louisa! on Saturday 6/20 from 10am-7pm.

You can help support (or join!!) the Jefferson Bridge Association as they participate in the Alzheimer Association’s Longest Day event on 6/21.

 

Plug Aways for Monday June 1st:

The Municipal Band‘s first summer concert is tomorrow night (6/2) at the Paramount.

The weekly Bach’s Lunch concert series at Christ Episcopal Church continues this Thursday at noon.

Virginia Blood Services has a Spring Blood Drive today from 9am to 1pm at ACAC in Albemarle Square.

Blue Star Families meets the third Thursday of every month at the American Legion building near 250 & 22.

The Charlottesville Women’s Choir performs this Sunday (6/7) at 4:30pm at The Haven.

 

Plug Aways for Monday May 25th:

The Municipal Band‘s first summer concert is 6/2 at the Paramount.

The weekly Bach’s Lunch concert series at Christ Episcopal Church continues this Thursday at noon.

The Charlottesville Astronomical Society holds their 4th Heidi’s Night this Friday night (5/29) but you must register ahead of time.

The Madison Greene Humane Society has their spring drive-in rabies clinic this Saturday (5/30) from 10:30-noon at the Greene/Madison Co-Op.

The United Nations Association hosts a discussion this Sunday (5/31) at 3pm at the Thomas Jefferson memorial Unitarian Church.

Virginia Blood Services has a Memorial Day Blood Drive today from noon to 4pm at Lowe’s in Rio Hill.

 

Plug Aways for Monday May 18th:

The Municipal Band‘s first summer concert is 6/2 at the Paramount.

The weekly Bach’s Lunch concert series at Christ Episcopal Church continues this Thursday at noon.

The Vietnam War Foundation has their annual Memorial Day Weekend open house this Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10am-4pm each day.

The America Legion Auxiliary will have veterans handing out the handmade poppies this weekend at various spots around town.

 

 

Plug Aways for Monday May 11th:

The Municipal Band‘s first summer concert is 6/2 at the Paramount.

The weekly Bach’s Lunch concert series at Christ Episcopal Church continues this Thursday at noon.

There’s one week left in the kickstarter campaign for “Speaking in Faces.”

 

Plug Aways for Monday May 4th:

The Municipal Band‘s first summer concert is 6/2 at the Paramount.

There will be a living wage march and potluck meal to honor Jane & Gene Foster this Saturday (5/9).

The 25th Discovery Dash is this Saturday 5/9 at Monticello High School.

The weekly Bach’s Lunch concert series at Christ Episcopal Church starts this Thursday at noon.

There is a David Toscano/Creigh Deeds joint town hall meeting Tuesday evening from 5:30-7:30pm at the new Northside Library.

 

Plug Aways for Monday April 27th:

The Lioness/Lions Yard Sale is this Saturday morning from 8am until noon at Bob’s Wheel Alignment.

The 7th Annual Self-Created Lark for the ARC bird count fundraiser is this Saturday.

The 10th Annual Rivanna Regatta is Saturday May 9th.

The Municipal Band‘s first summer concert is 5 weeks away but the deadline for advertising in their programs is

The Charlottesville Astronomical Society’s First Friday Under the Stars is this Friday at 8pm at the Ivy Natural Area.

There will be a living wage march and potluck meal to honor Jane & Gene Foster on Saturday 5/9.

The 25th Discovery Dash is Saturday 5/9 at Monticello High School.

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church celebrates Friends & Family Day this Saturday (5/2) at 3pm.

Zephyrus presents Psalms, Sonnets & Songs Saturday at 8pm at St. Paul’s Memorial Church.

 

Plug Aways for Monday April 20th:

The Annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast is Saturday 4/25 at First Baptist on Park Street to benefit Hospice of the Piedmont’s Journey’s Program.

Relay For Life of Charlottesville/Albemarle is 5/16.

The StreamSweepers have a benefit this Saturday from 5pm to 9pm at the Market at Grelen.

The 10th Annual Rivanna Regatta is Saturday May 9th.

The Blue Ridge Mountain Rescue Group gets 15% of all sales from Raising Canes Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm and from Jason’s Deli all day Saturday.

Tandem Friends School has an Upper School “Come See Us in Action” open house Wednesday from 9am-11:30am

The White Hall Ruritans have their annual Bake, Plant and Yard Sale Saturday from 8am-1pm and Sunday from 12pm-3pm.

 

Plug Aways for Monday April 13th:

BridgeLines is hosting a comedy night benefit at Cville Coffee this Saturday night (4/18) at 7pm.

The Annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast is Saturday 4/25 at First Baptist on Park Street to benefit Hospice of the Piedmont’s Journey’s Program.

The Albemarle High School Robotics team has some fundraisers scheduled to help them pay for their trip to the World Championships in St. Louis.

There will be a living wage march and potluck meal to honor Jane & Gene Foster on Saturday 5/9.

The Charlottesville Free Clinic has announced their annual benefit show at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion – the Indigo Girls and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

 

Plug Aways for Monday April 6th:

BridgeLines is hosting a comedy night benefit at Cville Coffee 4/18 at 7pm.

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest has a Craft Beer Fair 4/11.

Blue Star Families meets the third Thursday of every month at the American Legion building near 250 & 22.  Their next packing is next month – girl scout cookies!!

The Charlottesville Municipal Band’s 93rd Spring Concert is April 12th at 3:30pm in PVCC’s Dickinson Theater.

 

Plug Aways for Monday March 30th:

Relay For Life of Charlottesville/Albemarle is 5/16.

Blue Star Families meets the third Thursday of every month at the American Legion building near 250 & 22.  Their next packing is next month – girl scout cookies!!

The Charlottesville Municipal Band’s 93rd Spring Concert is April 12th at 3:30pm in PVCC’s Dickinson Theater.

BridgeLines is hosting a comedy night benefit at Cville Coffee 4/18 at 7pm.

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest has a Craft Beer Fair 4/11.

The Virginia Women’s Chorus presents “Phoenix Rising” at Old Cabell Hall on 4/11.

There will be a living wage march and potluck meal to honor Jane & Gene Foster on Saturday 5/9.

 

Plug Aways for Monday March 23rd:

The Charlottesville Municipal Band’s 93rd Spring Concert is April 12th at 3:30pm in PVCC’s Dickinson Theater.

Quick Start Tennis has some special stuff planned for kids at this weekend’s UVA tennis matches.

 

Plug Aways for Monday March 16th:

Aldersgate Church hosts their annual corn beef and cabbage St. Patty’s dinner on Saturday March 21st.

There is a RAM Virginia documentary/benefit Sunday 3/22 at PVCC.

 

Plug Aways for Monday March 9th:

The Stony Point Elementary PTO is hosting a silent auction at 6pm on 3/20 at the school.

Aldersgate Church hosts their annual corn beef and cabbage St. Patty’s dinner on Saturday March 21st.

Relay For Life of Charlottesville/Albemarle is 5/16.

Blue Star Families meets the third Thursday of every month at the American Legion building near 250 & 22.  Their next packing is next month – girl scout cookies!!

Piedmont CASA had to postpone their Poverty Simulator event because of snow but it has been rescheduled for Saturday 3/28 at CHS.

 

 

Plug Aways for Monday March 2nd:

The League of Women Voter’s annual Lunch with the Legislators is March 12th at the Boar’s Head Inn Pavilion. TODAY is the deadline to register at 970-1707.

Western Albemarle High School presents Beauty and the Beast March 13th-15th and they’ll also have a Storybook Tea for youngsters on 3/7.  Tickets are available at 823-8700 or at ticketriver.

Aldersgate Church hosts their annual corn beef and cabbage St. Patty’s dinner on Saturday March 21st.

Virginia Organizing is celebrating their 20th Anniversary on 3/13 at The Paramount.

 

Plug Aways for Monday February 16th:

The Charlottesville Municipal Band’s Winter Ensemble performs Sunday at 3pm at their Municipal Arts Center on 5th Street.

The Bridge Ministry has begun a campaign to raise funds for a new educational center.

 

Plug Aways for Monday February 9th:

Christ Episcopal Church presents “Gloria” Thursday night at 7pm.

The Charlottesville Astronomical Society has their Heidi Memorial Lecture this Wednesday at 7pm in the NARO auditorium.

The 8U Tennis Academy starts classes on the QuickStart Tennis courts behind Jack Jouett Middle School on 3/14.

The Paramount Theater hosts a film/discussion, “I’m Not Racist… Am I?” on 2/26.

Montpelier has a Black History Month program this Wednesday at 4pm.

Relay For Life of Charlottesville/Albemarle is 5/16.

PVCC’s Annual Job Fair is 3/25 but the early bird discount for job providers ends 2/16.

 

Plug Aways for Monday February 2nd:

Central Virginia Restorative Justice has many volunteer opportunities and they’re having a one hour orientation lunch this Wednesday.

JMRL starts their Winter Reading Program for children – called “Snuggle with a Book” – today.

 

Plug Aways for Monday January 12th:

The CHS Orchestra performs Peter and the Wolf this Saturday at the MLK Performing Arts Center.

The Madison-Greene Humane Society hosts their annual fundraiser dinner, Cause for Paws, Saturday January 24th at Blue Ridge Café. Reservations are required (434-985-8386).

The Jefferson Madison Regional Library hosts a documentary discussion series called “Created Equal” beginning this Thursday.

The Grace Tinsley Scholarship Dinner is this Saturday night at 7pm at the Elk’s Lodge.

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