What’s Happening around Culpeper

Arts & Entertainment

May 28: Third Thursday Summer Concert Series features The Hotcakes, East Coast #1 Dance Band. Directly in front of the Depot located at 109 S. Commerce St., this is the kick-off concert hosted by Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Phone 540.825.4416 or www.culpeperdowntown.com

May 28: Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents Love, Betty: A Betty White Retrospective (1957-2015) The undisputed reigning Queen of TV, Miss Betty White will be showcased in this evening-long retrospective that will include full episodes of such White-starring series as 1957â??s â??Date with the Angelsâ?; 1974â??s â??Mary Tyler Mooreâ?; 1986â??s â??The Golden Girls,â? and â??Hot in Cleveland.â? Starts at 7:30 p.m. 19053 Mt. Pony Road, Culpeper (540) 827-1079. ext. 79994

May 29: Library of Congress Packard Theatre Campus presents The Parallax View (Paramount, 1974, *R-rated ) Arguably the definitive conspiracy thriller of the 70s, Alan J. Pakula’s â??The Parallax Viewâ? bears an unmistakable resemblance to the Kennedy assassination. Based on a novel by Loren Singer, Warren Beatty plays a reporter who uncovers a deadly plot behind a political assassination. Starts at 7:30 p.m. 19053 Mt. Pony Road, Culpeper (540) 827-1079. ext. 79994 * No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.

May 30: Theatre at Washington presents Laurence Juber, acoustic guitar, at 8 p.m. Juber is a world-renowned guitar virtuoso. Adults $25, $10 under 18. Located at 291 Gay Street in Washington. To reserve tickets, call 540.675.1253 or email info@TheatreWashingtonVA.com.

May 30: Library of Congress Packard Theatre Campus presents Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (New Yorker Films, 1974). An elderly German woman falls in love with a much younger Moroccan immigrant in New German Cinema wunderkind Rainer Werner Fassbinderâ??s powerful remake of Douglas Sirkâ??s masterful melodrama â??All That Heaven Allows.â? In German and Arabic with English subtitles. Starts at 7:30 p.m. 19053 Mt. Pony Road, Culpeper (540) 827-1079. ext. 79994

May 31: The State Theatre presents Classic Sunday Matinee: The Three Musketeers (1948) at 2 p.m. Aspiring swordsman Dâ??Artagnan (Gene Kelly) arrives in Paris with hopes of joining the royal guard and falls in love with the beautiful Constance (June Allyson). Tickets $5. The State Theatre of Culpeper â?¢ 305 S. Main Street â?¢ Culpeper VA 22701 www.culpepertheatre.org. Box Office is open Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 540-829-0292 â?¢ tix@culpepertheatre.org

Church events

May 30: Jeffersonton Baptist Church is excited to welcome back Faithful Praise in concert at 5 p.m. They are a unique group with a sound and blend seldom heard, Faithful Praise brings a fresh energy to gospel music. Their harmonies are the type of blend that one would expect to hear from a family that has sung together for years. Based out of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Shari DeLange, Tommy Fortune, and LaDena McCann have joined together to create a sound that reflects their hearts for the message of the gospel. Their CDs are a mixture of old and new songs, showcasing the groupâ??s blend and versatility. Each brings their own style based on their personal experiences in music. For more information you can call the church office at 540-937-5446.

May 30: The Amissville United Methodist Church will hold an indoor-outdoor yard sale rain or shine from 8 a.m. until 1p.m. All proceeds benefit church missions and local outreach programs. Donations will be accepted May 26-May 29 from 9 a.m.-noon and 5-7 p.m. daily. The church is located at 14760 Lee Hwy, Amissville. Questions? Phone Sarah Boelte at 540.987.8819.

May 31: Mountain View Community Church’s Sermon Topic for May 31: “Project Hazmat – Social Media.” Join us at 9:30 a.m., or 11 a.m. We are located at 16088 Rogers Road, behind Brusters Ice Cream. Small groups also meet throughout the week. www.mountainviewcc.net 727-0297

Special Events

May 30: The Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market is brought to you by Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. The market is open every Saturday now through the Saturday before Thanksgiving Nov. 21, from 7:30 a.m. until noon for the 2015 season. Nestled at the end of Davis Street, the market offers a one-stop shop for all things local. More than 30 vendors. Stroll through the market for locally grown fruit, vegetables, herbs, and vibrant flowers. For more information please contact Culpeper Renaissance at 540-825-4416 or visit our website at www.culpeperdowntown.com.

May 30: The Humane Society of Culpeper has been invited to Tractor Supply in Culpeper on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. We will be there to tell you about our programs and how we help the community. We may have some dogs available for adoption as well. Our Community Pet Pantry is always in need of donations. Canned and/or kibble of cat or dog food are always in need. Please feel free to drop off with us and remember to take a chance on our donated, handmade quilt. Questions? Phone 540-727-7554.

May 30: The Magical Farm Tour. Wonder where that ripe juicy tomato comes from or the delicious honey that sweetens your tea? Hop on the Culpeper Red Trolley for a three hour agricultural adventure to answer these and any other farm related questions. Reserve your ticket for this free community event organized by Culpeper Tourism and Piedmont Environmental Council. Featured Farms – Oak Shade Farm, Saddle Ridge Farm, Glengary Farm, Old House Vineyards and Bees and Trees. Please call the tourism office two weeks prior to tour date. Space is limited! Runs through Sept. 26 from 1-4 p.m. Phone: 540-727-0611. Email: marketing@visitculpeperva.com

May 31: Brandy Station Foundation hosts William Connery at 2 p.m. who will discuss the â??CSS Shenandoah: the last Confederate raiderâ? as part of the Brandy Station Foundationâ??s lecture series. The lecture will be at the Graffiti House, 19484 Brandy Road in Brandy Station. William Connery is an award-winning author of two History Press books, Civil War Northern Virginia 1861 and Mosbyâ??s Raids in Civil War Northern Virginia. He has been invited to bring his books for signing and sale. Please visit the Brandy Station Foundation website: www.brandystationfoundation.com

June 1: Tri-county Grassroots Challenge (Republican Party Virginia fund raiser) at 7 p.m. After years of campaigns in Culpeper where the candidates take the data after the campaign and the local party gets to start over again, John Whitbeck is talking about building county level organizations that can reach out to the community, not just raise more money for TV ads. Three county initiative â?? Culpeper, Fauquier and Rappahannock. Chairman John Whitbeck, Finance Chairman Pete Snyder, and former Virginia Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli are confirmed speakers. Held at Remington American Legion Post 247 located at 11420 James Madison Highway in Remington. Questions? Contact Chuck Duncan at 540.937.4073

June 5: Libations at the Museum of Culpeper History. Starts at 5:30 p.m. This year there are themes and there is a small admission fee but you can get a discount by wearing an apron (kitchen or grilling style) in honor of Fatherâ??s Day and receive a $1 off. Come for good music, dancing, mingling, eating and having a sip or two of wine. Questions? Call Lee Langston-Harrison at 550.829.5954 or director@culpepermuseum.com

June 6: The Jefferson Ruritan Club together with the Jeffersonton Community Center will hold its monthly all-you-an-eat Country Breakfast from 8-11 a.m. (and every 2nd Sat.), at the Jeffersonton Community Center, 5073 Jeffersonton Rd., Jeffersonton (Rts. 802 & 621 off Rt. 229). Menu will include eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, fried apples, biscuits & gravy, pastries, orange juice & coffee. Cost for the breakfast is $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 6-12 and under 6 is free. Carry-out will be available! All proceeds go to scholarships, local public service organizations & charities and maintaining the Community Center. All are welcome. For info, call 937-5119 or go to www.jeffersonvaruritanclub.org.

June 13: Civil War Paddle explores the Rapidan River. Join Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) and National Park Service Supervisory Historian Greg Mertz Saturday, June 13, for a daylong canoe trip, highlighting many of the Civil War sites along the Rapidan River. Weâ??ll float from Germanna Ford to Elyâ??s Ford, through rapids, past eagle nests and have lunch on a sandbar. Bring a bag lunch, sunscreen and plenty of water. Meet at the Elyâ??s Ford boat ramp at 8 a.m., 4.5 miles north of Route 3 on Route 610. We will arrive back at Elyâ??s Ford at approximately 5 p.m., depending on water flow. This trip fills FAST, so register early. Minimum age is 12 years. Backup date: next day. The cost is $40 individual/$120 family ($32/$96 for FOR members). Please pre-register at riverfriends.org/eventspage. Phone: (540) 373-3448 x. 117

For your health

June 6: Healthy Habits for a Healthier You! As part of the continuing series on aging join us on Saturday 2 p.m. in the meeting room at Culpeper County Library. To help people age well, Carol Simpson, former Director of the Greater Washington Alzheimer’s Association, in conjunction with Alzheimerâ??s Association® will talk about healthy habits. This workshop covers four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with healthy aging: Cognitive activity, physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition, and social engagement. Healthy Habits for a Healthier You is designed for individuals of any age who are looking for information on ways to age as well as possible. Contact the Library at 825-8691, RRCS at 825-3100 ext. 3416 or Email: kwalker@rrcsb.org, or the Alzheimerâ??s Association or 800.272.3900.

UVA Culpeper Hospital now offers free Parenting and Childbirth Education classes at its Family Birth Center (FBC). These classes include Breastfeeding, Infant CPR and Car Seat Safety, Infant Care and Prepared Childbirth. Currently, the classes are offered every 6-8 weeks. Call 540.829.4114 to get more information or to schedule a tour of the facilities.

Just to let you know

Brandy Station VFD seeking fire queen contestants. The Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Department is seeking young ladies aged 5 – 18 to run for their 2015 Honorary Fire Queen. The Honorary Fire Queen will be crowned during their annual fundraising fair, which runs July 22-25. For more information please call 540-222-8762.

Free Trees. Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District is giving away 1-year old seedlings to local citizens! Species vary and are on a first come, first serve basis. To pick up a tree, please come to the Culpeper SWCD Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm. For more information, contact Stephanie DeNicola at stephanied@culpeperswcd.org or 540-825-8591.

CCHS Class of ’55 plans Sept. reunion. The Culpeper County High School Class of ’55 will hold their 60th anniversary reunion September 26 at Luigi’s Italian Restaurant located at 235 Southgate Shopping Center, Culpeper. Social hour beginning at 11:30 a.m.., buffet luncheon to be served at 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact Barbara Pound Aylor, bpaylor1@verizon.net; Benny Brown, mapa1661@aol.com; Betty Lea Norris Lester, bnlester@juno.com; Audrey Printz Powell, audreypowell@verizon.net. RSVP no later than September 1.