Send your items with contact information to Anita Sherman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Postponed from last week, the Founding Fathers Republican Women will feature as their guests Byrant Osborn and Martha Boneta at their monthly meeting held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church at 115 N. East Street. Meeting starts at 7 p.m. Martha will speak on the right to farm and update on what is happening now in her dispute with PEC and Fauquier County. Bryant will talk about Corvallis Farm, the difference between industrial agricultuure and local market farming and Food Freedom Act. Contact FFRWinformation@gmail.com
Team registration for the fourth annual 2015 Spotsylvania Lions Club Adult Spelling Bee set for 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 23 at the Fredericksburg Country Club is in progress. It’s for adults only. There are libations involved. The event is a fun fundraiser, with proceeds supporting a scholarship for a Germanna Community College student and eye exams and eyeglasses for children and adults in need.
The 2015 Bee Honoree for outstanding contributions to literacy is Fredericksburg’s Eileen Griffin, owner of The Griffin Bookshop and Coffee Bar. Bob Hagen will emcee. The cost to register a team of three for competition is $120. For more information, contact: Ann Woolford, email@example.com 757/647-0519 or Andy Kavanaugh – firstname.lastname@example.org 540/373-5280
â??To Light a Candleâ? is a new documentary film exposing the Iranian governmentâ??s denial of a university education to students who are members of the Bahaâ??i Faith — the countryâ??s largest religious minority. The film will be offered the last week of February at two Piedmont-area libraries: Culpeper County Library on Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Greene County Library (Stanardsville) on Feb. 26. For more info, call 540.948.4180 or 540.812.2670.
The Culpeper Police Department will host its bi-monthly Combined Neighborhood Watch Group meeting at the Roscoe Ford Building (Police Department) at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Alan Rasmussen, Prevention Specialist and Suicide Prevention Manager with Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services. Mr. Rasmussen will give a presentation on suicide prevention. All are welcome to attend. Contact Lieutenant Andrew Terrill for more info at (540) 829-5521.
Library of Congress Packard Theatre presents The Gang’s All Here (20th Century-Fox, 1943).
Showgirl Alice Faye, Foxâ??s No. 1 musical star, is romanced by a soldier who uses an assumed name and then turns out to be a rich playboy. Starts at 7:30 p.m. 19053 Mt. Pony Road, Culpeper. (540) 827-1079, ext. 79994 or (202) 707-9994. www.loc.gov
Library of Congress Packard Theatre presents The Wild Bunch (Warner Bros., 1969). Aging desperadoes out for a final payday learn too late and at too high a cost that they have become obsolete. Sam Peckinpahâ??s direction, brilliant performances by the entire cast (including William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O’Brien, Warren Oates, Ben Johnson, Emilio FernÃ¡ndez and Strother Martin), outstanding cinematography and editing make it a true American classic. Rated R, No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian. 7:30 p.m. 19053 Mt. Pony Road, Culpeper. (540) 827-1079, ext. 79994 or (202) 707-9994. www.loc.gov
The Loving Story screening and open discussion at Antioch Baptist Church. This documentary brings to life the story of Richard and Mildred Lovings’ mixed race marriage and the legal battle that followed through little-known filmed interviews and photographs shot for Life magazine. Free to the public. Film screening included. Public discussion to follow. All are welcome to attend. 202 S. West Street. Culpeper. 5 p.m.
Russell Wilson, a Theatre at Washington favorite, is back with a rousing Ragtime piano concert at the Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. The music will span the 1890s to the 1920s and then merge into Stride music of the â??20s and â??30s. The program will include Scott Joplinâ??s ever popular piano rags along with Stride compositions by James P. Johnson and others. Tickets for the performance are $25 for adults and $10 for students under 18. For reservations, phone (540) 675-1253, send email to info@TheatreWashingtonVA.com, or write to The Theatre, 291 Gay Street, P.O. Box 322, Washington VA 22747.
Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents Shoes (Universal, 1916). Renowned silent era writer-director Lois Weber drew on her experiences as a missionary to create “Shoes,” a masterfully crafted melodrama. Weberâ??s camera empathetically documents the suffering her central character, an underpaid shopgirl (Mary MacLaren) struggling to support her family, endures daily. Makia Matsumura will provide live musical accompaniment for the program which includes the National Film Registry comedy shorts â??Mabelâ??s Blunderâ? and â??Matrimonyâ??s Speed Limit.â? Starts at 7:30 p.m. 19053 Mt. Pony Road, Culpeper. (540) 827-1079, ext. 79994
The Warrenton Antiquarian Society will hold their annual open meeting at 3 p.m. at the Warrenton Visitorâ??s Center, 22 Calhoun Street in Warrenton. Guest speaker will be John Toler , historian and publisher of local history. Among his many publications, Mr. Toler co-wrote and edited 250 Years in Fauquier County: a Virginia Story published by George Mason
University Press in 2008 as part of the countyâ??s 250th Anniversary, and Warrenton, Virginia, A Unique History of 200 Years, published in 2010 as part of the Town of Warrenton’s Bicentennial observance. Topic will be the editing and publishing he is doing of the Civil War diary of Elizabeth Gray Fitzhugh, which details how the war affected the Fitzhugh, Gray, Milligan, Edmonds and Horner families who lived in the region between Weston and Greenwich for many years. Public invited to this free event. Light refreshments served. Contact Sally Hodgkin at email@example.com or (540) 347-2844.
The Culpeper Womenâ??s Club will gather in the meeting room at the Culpeper County Library at 10 a.m. (social time at 9:30 a.m.). The speaker will be Lily Dunning, executive director of Bluemont Concert Series. Guests are welcome. Contacr Shirley Houck at 540-825-2157 or
The Rappahannock Historical Society is sponsoring its 7th Annual Antique Appraisal and Bakery Boutique at Copper Fox Antiques at 7 River Lane, Sperryville. Great time to purge and get items appraised at the same time. Questions to RHS at 675-1163 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 SEAC meetings announced. The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is comprised of parents of students with disabilities, older students with and without disabilities, teachers, community agency representatives, and others who care about the education of students with disabilities. Meetings will be held in the Colin Owens Conference Room, CCPS Central Office, 450 Radio Lane in Culpeper, starting at 6:30 p.m. on March 19 and May 14.