What’s Happening around Culpeper

At the library

Registration for free Summer Reading Programs has started at the Culpeper County Library. Children, ages birth-5th grade completed, can signup and earn prizes and parties just for reading (or being read to) at home over the summer! We have a special teen program for grades 6-11 completed. Teens enter raffles for gift cards and earn a roller skating party just for reading. Registration is ongoingâ??you do not have to come in the first day. Contact Laini Bostian at 540-825-8691 or lbostian@cclva.org

June 25-26: Black Tie Magic Thursday at 10:30, 2:30 or 6:30 or Friday, June 26, at 10:30. We welcome back Mike Klee and his rabbit, Trix, for astounding magic and good humor. Super audience participation. Fun for the whole family. No advance registration. First come first serve. This program is free. We hand out tickets beginning 30 minutes prior to performances and open the doors for the program 15 minutes prior to start time.

June 29: Space Café Character Creation for completed Grades 6-11 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. Come create your alien character for our July 10 Live Action Role Playing Event and online forum. Even if you cannot attend our July 10 event, you will enjoy making up a zany character, and practicing role playing. The premise of this event is that Doctor Who is out of town and has left you, an alien ambassador for your planet, in charge of solving the problems of the universe. Sign up in advance. Light refreshments served.

June 30: Tuesday Morning Storytimes, 10:30 a.m. Children are divided by age groupâ??toddlers (2-3), preschool (3-5), and grade school (6 and up). Enjoy songs, stories, rhymes, puppets & activities! No registration required.

June 30: Tuesday Night Pajama Storytimes 6:30. Hear the perfect story, dance to â??A-Tooty-Taâ? and more! Children attend in pajamas! For children of all ages and their caregivers. No registration required.

Arts & Entertainment

June 25: The Library of Congress Packard Theatre presents â??Barakaâ? (The Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1992). Shot on six continents and in 24 countries, this non-narrative documentary directed by Ron Fricke explores the formation and evolution of earth, the ascendance of man and the consequences of technology. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations required. For more information, call 202-707-9994.

June 26: State Theatre presents: Evening of Magic and Illusion with Wes Iseli and special Guest Natalie. Starts at 8 p.m. $12 advance/$15 at the door. The State Theatre of Culpeper â?¢ 305 S. Main Street â?¢ Culpeper VA 22701 www.culpepertheatre.org. 540-829-0292 â?¢ tix@culpepertheatre.org

June 26: Library of Congress Packard Theatre presents â??Meet John Doeâ? (Warner Bros., 1941). Disgruntled newspaper columnist (Barbara Stanwyck) spearheads campaign with help of homeless man (Gary Cooper). Starts at 7:30 p.m. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations required. For more information, call 202-707-9994.

June 27: Library of Congress Packard Theatre presents â??Shall We Danceâ? (RKO, 1937). In their seventh picture together, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers star as a ballet master and a showgirl whose manager fakes their marriage for publicity purposes without telling them! Starts at 2 p.m. Later on the same day see, â??Stairway to Heavenâ? (Universal, 1946). Fantasy and reality combine in a captivating manner in this romantic tale of British Royal Air Force pilot Peter Carter (David Niven) who survives a jump from a burning airplane â?? without a parachute. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Both films are free at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations required. For more information, call 202-707-9994.

July 10: FREE Family Feature Film Friday: Robin Williams’s Peter Pan sequel Hook. Dress up for a night all about Peter Pan and pirates. Starts at 7:30 p.m. The State Theatre of Culpeper â?¢ 305 S. Main Street â?¢ Culpeper VA 22701 www.culpepertheatre.org. 540-829-0292 â?¢ tix@culpepertheatre.org

July 11: Second in the Six Pack Series at the State Theatre. The Indie Pop stylings of Heart Pines & Weird Mob. Tickets $15. State Theatre of Culpeper â?¢ 305 S. Main Street â?¢ Culpeper VA 22701 www.culpepertheatre.org. 540-829-0292 â?¢ tix@culpepertheatre.org

July 16: Get ready to dance to the music. Culpeper Downtown 3rd Thursday Summer Concert Series presents The Worx from 5 â?? 9 p.m. directly in front of the Depot on Commerce Street in downtown Culpeper. Advance tickets are available for $5 per concert. Tickets are available at several downtown businesses and the CRI offices at 127 West Davis Street. General admission the day of the event is $7 at the gate for those 21 and over. Kids are free. For more information please contact Culpeper Renaissance at (540) 825-4416 or crievents@culpeperdowntown.com.

Church events

June 24-28: Celebrating the third anniversary of Rev. Dwayne Robinson, pastor at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 8412 White Shop Road, Culpeper. Pre-anniversary event June 24 at 7 p.m., Apostle Sylvia Cunningham, Ecclesia Worship Center, Fredericksburg will be the guest preacher. Light refreshments served. On Sunday, June 28, the Pastoral Anniversary will be held with Rev. Bobby D. Hicks, Pastor, New Home Baptist Church, Landover as guest preacher at the 11 a.m. service. Lunch will be served. Concert at 3 p.m.

June 28: Mountain View Community Church’s Sermon Topic for June 28: “Project Hazmat: No-Fault Divorce.” Join us at 8 a.m., 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

June 28: St. Luke Lutheran Church will hold worship this Sunday at Mountain Run Lake Park at 10 a.m. Worship will be followed by a potluck picnic. Pastor Kate Costa will speak on the theme, “Get up and go!” St. Luke Lutheran Church is located at 1200 Old Rixeyville Rd. For more info call 825-8358 or visit www.stlukesculpeper.org

June 28-July 2: Vacation Bible School at St. Luke Lutheran Church will be held Sunday, June 28- Thursday, July 2 from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Join in for a great Bible adventure to Blast to the Past. The evening begins with a kid-friendly dinner, followed by music and learning, Bible study and games. Kids age 3- entering 6th grade are invited! Older youth and adults can serve as volunteers and assistant leaders. Visit www.stlukesculpeper.org to sign up or for more information.

Special Events

June 27: 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. For more information please contact Culpeper Renaissance at 540-825-4416 or visit our website at www.culpeperdowntown.com.

June 27: â??I’m SOW Healthyâ? event at Culpeper Farmers Market. Starts at 9 a.m. while supplies available. Fruity Coleslaw. Not just for adults anymore, kids will create their own version using crisp cabbage and some sweet surprises. Sponsored by Piedmont Farm and Greenhouse. Hosted by Georgette Mosley. For info, see www.facebook.com/culpeperfarmersmarket

June 27: Coffee with the Sheriff. Come join Sheriff Scott Jenkins at the newly dedicated Robert E. Peters Sheriff’s Office Building on Saturday, June 27, from 8 a.m.- 10 a.m. Tour the Sheriff’s Office and speak directly with Sheriff Jenkins over a cup of coffee. Questions? Contact Lt. Bernie Feaganes at 540.727.7520 or bfeaganes@culpepercounty.gov

June 27: Safety Vest and Helmets Save Lives. The Culpeper Police Department and Powell Wellness Center (PWC) are teaming up to increase safety and save lives in Culpeper. Stop by PWC on Saturday, from 10 a.m.to noon to learn more about cycling, running and walking safety. The first 100 attendees (ages 16 and up) will receive a free Nathanâ??s Safety Vest. The first 50 children will receive a free bike helmet. Only one free item per person. For info, cboone@culpeperwellness.org or 540-829-4307

July 2: Global Ocean Challenges, a program by Stephen Macko, University of Virginia Professor of Oceanography at Blandy Experimental Farm library, 7-8:30 p.m. $10 FOSA members, $12 nonmembers. Registration: go to Online Payments under Our Foundation at blandy.virginia.edu, or by phone at 540-837-1758 Ext. 224. The State Arboretum of Virginia is part of historic Blandy Experimental Farm located on Route 50 in Clarke County, about 10 miles east of Winchester and 20 miles west of Middleburg.

July 3: Libations at the Museum of Culpeper History at 5:30. Enjoy an evening of wine, song and food. Wear red, white and blue and receive $1 off the price of admission. Located at 113 S. Commerce Street. Contact 540-829-5954. www.culpepermuseum.com

July 6-17: Youth Theatre Camp held at the State Theatre from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Two weeks of camp for $350. Open to all rising 5th-8th graders. Join us for a full two-weeks of on-stage summer fun! Taught by Master Teaching Artist Steven L. Barker and other guest artists, students will participate in 60 hours of dramatic games and creative activities including acting, technical theatre, puppetry and improvisation. Classes occur in the morning followed by rehearsal for a small â??shareformanceâ? in the afternoon. On the last day of camp, the campers perform their work on the State Theatre Stage for family and friends.To register for Youth Theatre Camp at The State Theatre, download the registration forms and purchase your spot. Reservations and registrations are due no later than June 30. Space is limited. Only completed reservations and registrations will be accepted. Lunch and snacks are NOT provided. Students will need to bring a daily brown bag lunch.

July 7: The Culpeper Heat Shelter will hold an appreciation dinner on at 5:30 p.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church. All volunteers, supporters and future volunteers are invited. For more information or to RSVP contact culpeperheatshelter@gmail.com.

July 8: The Greater Piedmont Area Association of REALTORS® and the County of Rappahannock will jointly sponsor a broadband forum from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., at the Rappahannock County High School Auditorium. The purpose of the event is to discuss the issue of enhanced broadband access in the county and gather community input regarding this important issue. Public invited. Contact Debbie Keyser at 304-820-4796 or dakeyser@rappahannockcountyva.gov

July 11: The Jefferson Ruritan Club together with the Jeffersonton Community Center will hold its monthly all-you-can-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. All welcome. For info, call 937-5119 or go to www.jeffersonvaruritanclub.org.

July 17: Walk in Culpeper’s Dinosaur Tracks! This is a rare opportunity presented by Luck Stone Quarry and arranged by the Museum of Culpeper History. See the largest, most significant concentration of Triassic dinosaur tracks in North or South America. We’ll meet at the parking lot at Luck Stone (18244 Germanna Hwy) at 3:15 p.m. After the site tour, come to the Museum’s Triassic Gallery for refreshments and a discussion by one of the men who discovered the tracks! $10 per car. Rain date: July 24th, 3:15 p.m. The public is invited: RSVP to 540-829-1749

Just to let you know

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.

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.