What’s Happening around Culpeper

Free Classes
Register now for After School Arts Program. Free classes for middle and high school aged students will be held every Thursday, March 12­May 7 at Culpeper Middle School. Classes offered: Guitar, Raspberry Pi, Basket Weaving, American Sign Language, Zentangle, Video Game Design, and Healthy Cooking. Registration forms available from Culpeper library, Culpeper schools, or by emailing dwalker@culpeperhumanservices.org. For more information, please call Denise Walker at 727­0372 x 385.

At the library

Friday Walk­in Storytime Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, activities and more! For children and their caregivers. Great for grandparents to attend with the grandkids! No registration necessary. E­mail: lbostian@cclva.org 540-­825-­8691

Pajama Storytime Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Itâ??s a pajama party! Come in your jammies to hear the perfect bedtime story, and dance to â??A­Tooty­Ta­Ta.â? This family­ oriented programs features stories, rhymes, songs, and activities. No Registration necessary. E­mail: lbostian@cclva.org 540­-825-­8691

Arts & Entertainment

March 27: Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents an RKO Western Double Feature starring Harry Carey Sr. Powdersmoke Range. Three cowboys buy a ranch only to find their legal papers are missing and their cattle have been rustled. The Law West of the Tombstone. Combining the folk lore of Judge Roy Bean, Billy the Kid and the Clanton Gang at the O.K. Corral, this lively Western stars Harry Carey as Bill Barker, a notorious liar who talks the townspeople of Martinez into making him both Mayor and Judge. Starts at 7:30p.m. 19053 Mt. Pony Road, Culpeper (540) 827-­1079. ext. 79994

March 28: Stage Alive presents Brian Roman ­ Baritone Crooner. Brian Romans rich and versatile voice gives compelling renditions of the great songs of Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, Bobby Daren, and Paul Anka in addition to music from Boss Scags, Fleetwood Mac and more. Non subscribers may purchase a single concert ticket at the front desk in Culpeper County High School before the concert for $25 (adult) or $5 (student). If the non subscriber is a house guest of a subscriber, the price for a single concert ticket is $10 (adult) or $5 (student), 14240 Achievement Drive, Culpeper, 7:30 p.m. Web site: www.stagealive.org

March 28: Culpeper Has Talent finals at The State Theatre located at 305 S. Main Street. Starts at 8 p.m. Eleven groups will compete for top award.

March 28: Culpeper County Public Schools, Culpeper County Art Teachers are hosting the 13th Annual Art Show. Exhibits from all Elementary/Middle Schools (PreK â?? 8th Grade), State Theater, 305 S. Main Street, 10:00 a.m. â?? 4:00 p.m.

March 28: Library of Congress Packard Center presents The Mark of Zorro (United Artists,1920). Douglas Fairbanks Sr. changed his screen persona from a cheerful romantic comedian to what became the prototype for a new kind of hero ­ the swashbuckling adventurer, with â??The Mark of Zorro,â? which he also produced and co­wrote. Based on a short story by Johnston McCulley, “The Curse of Capistrano,” this was the first time the masked hero Zorro had appeared on screen. The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra will make their Packard Theater premier providing live musical accompaniment based on the original 1920 theater orchestra score compiled for the film by James C. Bradford. The orchestra is a direct recreation of the standard ’11­and­piano’ theater orchestra of the early 1900s. The group uses original period instruments and consists of five, two woodwinds, three brass instruments, percussion and a conductor (Andrew Greene) doubling as a pianist. Starts at 7:30 p.m.19053 Mt. Pony Road, Culpeper (540) 827­-1079. ext. 79994

April 2: Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents NBC Thursday: Must See TV (1984­-1995). Although the notion of a television â??scheduleâ? may have lost of some its potency in the age of DVR and online viewing, itâ??s still an important means by which networks and cable channels attract viewers. Starts at 7:30 p.m. 19053 Mt. Pony Road, Culpeper (540) 827­-1079. ext. 79994

April 3: Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents ABC Friday (1971­-1972) Building a prime time evening around comedies has always been a popular tactic, and that was certainly the case for ABCâ??s Friday night schedule for the 1971­1972 season. â??The Brady Bunchâ? â??Room 222â? was a groundbreaking â??dramedyâ? set in a Los Angeles high school, while â??The Odd Coupleâ? was adapted of the Neil Simon play/feature film, showcasing a remarkable chemistry between Jack Klugman and Tony Randall as mismatched roommates. Starts at 7:30p.m. 19053 Mt. Pony Road, Culpeper (540) 827-­1079. ext. 79994

April 4: Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents CBS Saturday (1973­-1974) The single greatest lineup in the history of television? Itâ??s hard to find better. Consider this Murdererâ??s Row of TV classics: â??All in the Family,â? â??M*A*S*H,â? â??The Mary Tyler Moore Show,â? â??The Bob Newhart Show,â? and â??The Carol Burnett Show.â? And come back on Friday, April 10, for the film version of â??M*A*S*Hâ? to see just how well the TV show retained the featureâ??s anti-establishment sentiment. Starts at 7:30 p.m. 19053 Mt. Pony Road, Culpeper (540) 827­-1079. ext. 79994

April 9: Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents Amour (Les Films du Losange, 2012). A beautiful, emotionally wrenching tale of retired music teachers Georges (Jean­Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) and their struggle to cope in the aftermath of a stroke that leaves Anne partially paralyzed. In French with English subtitles. Starts at 7:30 p.m. 19053 Mt. Pony Road, Culpeper (540) 827­-1079. ext. 79994

April 10: Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents M*A*S*H (20th Century-
Fox, 1970, *R­rated). The Seventies were truly a Golden Age of Hollywood films, featuring the rise of such talents as Francis Ford Coppola, Jack Nicholson, Martin Scorsese, Al Pacino, and Peter Bogdanovich, but one iconoclast stands out: Robert Altman. Film Registry in 1996. It stars Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman and Robert Duvall. * No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian. Starts at 7:30 p.m. 19053 Mt. Pony Road, Culpeper (540) 827­-1079. ext. 79994

April 10-­12: RAAC presents its first Film Festival at Little Washington, showcasing documentary and feature films by local filmmakers. Bonus features include post-­screening Q&A sessions with filmmakers and pop­up film screenings. Tickets are available for individual screenings, and day or weekend passes. Visit www.raac.org for ticket prices, films, screening times, and more.

Church Events

March 28: An Easter Eggstravaganza will be held March 28 (rain date April 4) from 10:00 to noon at Stevensburg Baptist Church. The free event is open to the community for children through sixth grade and will feature Easter egg hunts at 10:45 a.m., a moon bounce and free lunch. The church is located at 19393 York Rd, Stevensburg, VA 22741. Info: 399­-1066

March 28: New Salem Baptist Church has teamed with several small churches at the request of schools in Lynch, Kentucky and Wise County, Virginia to collect prom dresses as well as donations for hope boxes of necessities to take to the students in April. The church will be collecting dresses, supplies and donations on Saturday, March 28, in front of Safeway from 10a.m. to 4p.m. (309 Southgate Shopping Center). This year the team has been tasked with providing 18,500 boxes. Each box costs about $20 to assemble. You can read more about it at www.hopeforappalachia.com. If you able to help us financially or if you have any questions, please contact Pastor Michael Dodson at (540) 825-­6614 or (540) 718-­9675. I can also be reached at mdodson58@yahoo.com .

April 5: Jefferson Baptist Church Sunrise Service. Come join Jeffersonton Baptist Church at Hillcrest Memory Garden on Rt. 229 Easter Morning at 6:15 a.m. to celebrate our Lord’s victory over sin and the grave. Following the sunrise service, we will meet at Jeffersonton Baptist Church fellowship hall for a free breakfast. The choir will be presenting a Resurrection Sunday Cantata. If you would like more information, call the church at (540)937-­5446

Special Events­

March 28: Friends of the Culpeper County Library Spring Pansy Sale. Easter planting? Sale will offer begonias, calendulas and pansies. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or until sold. 271 Southgate Shopping Center.

March 28: Puppets, Stories, Songs, Oh My! Saturday, March 28, 10:30 a.m. The Healthy Culpeper Early Childhood Work Group is getting together to put on this special story time program at the Culpeper County Library. All stories are done as skits or puppet plays with lots of music in between. Free picture books for each child. Light refreshments. No registration necessary. First come first serve. Space is limited. E­mail: lbostian@cclva.org (540­) 825­-8691

March 28: Culpeper County Sheriffâ??s Office will hold its third annual Law Enforcement vs. Teachers Youth Sports Benefit Game Saturday, March 28, at 7:30 pm at Eastern View High School. The teachers won the 2013 and 2014 games, and Culpeperâ??s law enforcement will be looking to break their streak in this yearâ??s friendly basketball game that supports summer football, soccer, and baseball/softball camps coached by CCSO employees for local children aged five to 16. The goal of the camps is to teach our local youth skills for on the field and off, with an emphasis on teamwork, sportsmanship, and respect. This yearâ??s opening act will be a CCHS versus EVHS game at 6 p.m. Alex Caruso performs the National Anthem at 7. Student admission is $3; adult admission is $5; children under five and children who wear their Culpeper Sheriff’s Youth Sports Camp t­-shirt from previous years get free admission. All proceeds benefit the CCSO Youth Sports Camps.

April 5: Easter Sunday Brunch at Prince Michel Vineyard and Winery. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. 154 Winery Lane, Leon, VA. Bring your family and friends to our celebratory Easter Brunch. Due to its popularity and usually a sell­out event, we encourage reservations. Adults $39.00/ Children (6­12) $20.00/Children (5 and under) Free. Phone: 1­(800) ­800-­WINE (9463)

April 11: State Theatre presents the Silver Tones Swing Band. 7:30 p.m. 305 S. Main Street, Culpeper. The Silver Tones Swing Band started in a garage. The band debuted in October 2012 at a tribute to the music of World War II and has been entertaining audiences ever since. Composed of musicians from Fauquier County and surrounding areas and based in Warrenton, the Silver Tones play the great music of the Big Band Era, featuring songs made famous by Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Count Basie, and the Andrews Sisters. In addition to the vocal trio, the Silver Tones have great female and male soloists who bring to life songs originally sung by Natalie Cole, Bette Midler, Dean Martin, and Rosemary Clooney. $15 advance/$20 at the door. Phone: (540) ­829-­0292. Email: tix@culpepertheatre.org. Web site: www.culpepertheatre.org

April 18: Spring Tea Fundraiser from 1-­3 p.m, at 76 W Shirley Avenue in Warrenton, home of Spiritual Care Support Ministries. Proceeds will go to support SCSM’s services to the local community providing short and long term support needed by those who are experiencing any kind of loss (grief, divorce, chronic illness, etc.), including personal counseling and support groups, always free of charge. Bring your special friends. Both tea and fun will be served up in a lovely setting. Delicious homemade delicacies. Tea for one is $45. Tea for two is $85. Reservations and prepayment are necessary. Purchase tickets at SCSM, 76 W Shirley Ave, Warrenton, or call (540) 349-­5814 or (540) 349­-5815.