What’s Happening around Culpeper


Join the Clubs at the Culpeper County Library: Culpeper Astronomy Club & the Culpeper Chess Club

Aug. 24: Culpeper Astronomy Club: Amateur astronomer Myron Wasiuta will be leading fellow night sky watchers at the Monday, Aug. 24 meeting of the Culpeper Astronomy Club. Myron will be discussing your favorite celestial objects. The first part of the club meeting will be held inside the library from 7 to 8 p.m. At roughly 8 p.m., the club will then move outside to the front of the Library where there will be a telescope to observe the night sky, weather permitting. All ages are welcome, children, teens and adults!

Culpeper Chess Club: Join our Chess Club! Meetings are each Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. All ages and all skill levels welcome, even those who have never played. Come learn a new skill!

For information about this and other programs, please feel free to call the Library at (540) 825-8691. The Culpeper County Libraryâ??s normal hours of operations are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m. For your convenience, we also offer a variety of information resources, including eBooks and eAudios, on our website, located at www.cclva.org.


Aug. 2: Mountain View Community Church’s Sermon Topic is “The Beatitudes: Blessed are The Merciful. “ 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


July 31: State Theatre presents Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. Get discount if State Theatre patron. The State Theatre of Culpeper â?¢ 305 S. Main Street â?¢ Culpeper. www.culpepertheatre.org. Box Office is open Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 2 hours prior to live performances, and 1 hour prior to movies, 540-829-0292 â?¢ tix@culpepertheatre.org

Aug. 1: The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents â??The Great Raceâ? (Warner Bros., 1965) at 2 p.m. Director Blake Edwards’ tribute to silent slapstick comedies and serials features a dashing hero (Tony Curtis as The Great Leslie) and a dastardly villain (Jack Lemmon as Professor Fate) competing in a 1908 road race that starts in New York City and goes west across three continents to end at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. â??From the Manger to the Crossâ? (Kalem, 1912) shows at 7:30 p.m. Shot in Egypt and Palestine, often in Biblical locations, the story of Jesus’ life is told in 10 chapters, with scenes staged as tableaus. Cinematographer George Hollister experimented with wide panning shots as well as innovative camera angles seldom used at this point in cinema’s evolution. Live musical accompaniment will be provided by Andrew Earle Simpson. 60 min. 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.

Aug. 2: Verdun Adventure Bound presents August Sunday Concerts at 6 p.m. Shrek the Musical Jr. debuts new series. Adults $12, Students $5. Located at 17044 Adventure Bound Trail in Rixeyville. www.verdunadventurebound.com, 540-937-4920

Aug. 6: Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents â??The Great Escapeâ? (United Artists, 1963). Based on Paul Brickhill’s 1950 best-selling first-hand account, â??The Great Escapeâ? tells the true story of one of the largest mass POW escapes during World War II. Director John Sturges assembled a first rate cast including American actors Steve McQueen, James Garner, James Coburn and Charles Bronson. 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.

Aug. 7: Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents â??Captain Lightfootâ? (Universal, 1955). This fourth of eight collaborations between director Douglas Sirk and actor Rock Hudson is a tongue-in-cheek swashbuckler beautifully filmed in CinemaScope on location in Ireland. 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.

Aug. 15: â??Heroâ? Movie Screening. Culpeper United Methodist Church, 1233 Oaklawn Drive, invites the community to a free screening of the powerful new family film â??Heroâ? at 6 p.m. George Escobar, producer and director of the film, will be on hand. DVDs will be available for purchase. 540-825-0764

Aug. 24: Come sing with us! The Blue Ridge Chorale will begin its fall/winter season soon. The Adult Chorus’ first rehearsal, under the direction of Bob Burnett, will be on from 6:30 – 8:30, at Open Door Baptist Church, 754 Germanna Highway, in Culpeper. The first rehearsal for the Youth Chorus, under Cathy ter Weele’s direction, will be on Monday, Sept. 7, from 5:45-6:15 pm, also at Open Door Baptist Church. The Blue Ridge Chorale is a community chorus, serving Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock Counties and their surrounds: non affiliated, non-auditioned and open to all who love to sing. See our website – www.brcsings.com – or call 540-223-5462 to learn more!


Aug. 1: Fundraiser â?? Back to School Garage Sale from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. 186 Duke Street, Culpeper, rain or shine. Something for everyone – clothing – children, teen, adult, household items, miscellaneous items. All proceeds benefit the 2015 Tri-County Walk to End Alzheimer’s Sept. 19. Contact – Gina Mullins – 540.710.3332.

Aug. 3: Fauquier Freeze 10U Travel Baseball Recruiting. The Fauquier Freeze 10U Travel Baseball Team is holding tryouts for new players at Fauquier High School (JV Field) at 6 p.m. Players must be born after April 30, 2005 to be eligible for the team. Practice is two times a week and games are on Sundays. Contact coaches Andy Dart (andersondart@hotmail.com )/ (540-219-8302) or James Strickland (540-359-1875) for more info.

Aug. 3-7: Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center Special Event: Five Cries of Grief. Monday through Friday, August 3-7, 7â??9 p.m. This five-day seminar covers the five cries of grief — the cry of pain, of longing, for supportive love, for understanding and significance. Come for a better understanding of how to help yourself personally and how to help others who are on the grief journey and thus be able to promote healing and give hope for the future. Chaplain Liz Danielsen will be teaching. This is non-denominational and free. Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton, telephone 540/349- 5814. RSVP appreciated but not necessary.

Aug. 4: Cause an Effect. Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support The Museum of Culpeper History. Come in to the Chipotle at 15335 Creativity Dr in Culpeper on Tuesday between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to The Museum of Culpeper History. Flyer also available to show. Phone 540-829-5954 or director@culpepermuseum.com

Aug. 8: The Jefferson Ruritan Club together with the Jeffersonton Community Center will hold its monthly all-you-an-eat Country Breakfast from 8-11:00 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 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and under 6 is free. Carry-out available. All are welcome. For info, call 937-5119 or go to www.jeffersonvaruritanclub.org.

Aug. 8: Veterans’ Paper Making Workshop: Military veterans, their family members, caregivers working with veterans are invited to participate in paper making workshop using shredded military uniforms. The one-day workshop will be held at Culpeperâ??s VFW Hall, Post 2524, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. facilitator is veteran/artist Malachi Muncy. (Workshop is free for veterans; civilians are asked for donation). Call Pam Stewart at 540-547-3659 or email to register before Aug. 4, email: prstewart2011@gmail.com.

Aug 8: The Battle of Cedar Mountain Anniversary event sponsored by the Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield who, as part of the commemoration, will lead a driving tour following the army of Major General Thomas J. â??Stonewallâ? Jacksonâ??s approach to the Cedar Mountain Battlefield. Tour begins at 10 a.m. from the FOCMB Contact Station, located at 9465 General Winder Drive, and proceeds to Orange Courthouse, where they will make a number of stops. The tour concludes on the battlefield. A $10 charge for the tour will be collected at the start of the tour. Light snacks will be available at the conclusion. For more information, please see website (http://friendsofcedarmountain.org/) or follow them on Face book. The commemoration will include battlefield tours in the afternoon beginning at 4 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 7 p.m. honoring those men, Union and Confederate, who fought here. Ancestor forms will be available at the gate for those who wish to include their ancestorâ??s name in the service. For all events, please dress appropriate for conditions. Contact 540-727-8849.

Aug. 14: Aeroponics: Growing Vegetables Simplyâ??and Vertically. See a vertical aeroponic growing system and learn how you can use these on patios, balconies, rooftops, and indoors to grow vegetables, flowers, and herbs. Lisa Howell, Tower Garden, Blandy Experimental Farm library,7-8:30 p.m., $10 FOSA members, $12 nonmembers, www.blandy.virginia.edu, 540-837-1758, Ext. 224. Blandy Experimental Farm is on Route 50 in Clarke County, about 10 miles east of Winchester and 20 miles west of Middleburg.

Aug. 15: Fly Fishing 101. Join Friends of the Rappahannock and the Falmouth Flats Fly Fishers for an introduction to fishing and fly tying on the Rappahannock River. Meet at Cossey Pond off Littlepage St. along Fredericksburgâ??s Canal Path at 9 a.m. and the course is scheduled to end at 12 p.m. Bring snacks, water, and bug spray! FOR provides all the other necessary gear. All ages are welcome. The backup date is the next day. The cost is $15 individual/ $45 per family of four ($12/$36 for FOR members). Log onto www.riverfriends.org/eventspage to purchase tickets. Call (540) 373-3448 for more information.

Aug. 17: CCSO Golf Tournament. In August 2012, Culpeper County Sheriffâ??s Office held its first annual Sheriff Scott H. Jenkins Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Culpeper County Sheriffâ??s Office Santa Cop Program. This annual event continues to be our biggest fundraiser for the purchase of Christmas gifts for local children and Christmas dinners for their families. This yearâ??s event takes place on Monday, August 17, at Country Club of Culpeper (2100 Country Club Road, Culpeper). The event kicks-off at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. Price is $85 for golfers. A hole-in-one wins a new car, and a second one gets the winner $1000. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place, as well as for the straightest drive, closest to the pin, and longest drive for men and women. Mulligans may be purchased for five dollars. Participants will be treated to beer on tap and catered lunch. Register at culpepersheriffsoffice.com by August 12. Sponsorships are available. Event Sponsors, at $2500, will be funding eight golfers, 10 lunches, nine signs, an eight-foot banner with company logo, recognition in all media, and more. All other sponsorships include a sign placed at one of the holes and lunch: Sheriffâ??s ($500): 4 golfers, Captainâ??s ($300): 2 golfers, Sergeantâ??s ($200): 1 golfer, Deputyâ??s ($100): 1 lunch and sign. Sponsors can register at culpepersheriffsoffice.com. Contact Lieutenant Bernie Feaganes at bfeaganes@culpepercounty.gov or 540.718.1784 for questions or additional information.

Aug. 17: Win a one hour Helicopter Tour for two people over the Shenandoah Valley at a mutually agreed upon date in Sept., Oct., or Nov. It is a photographers dream! Tickets for the drawing are $10 each or 3 for $20. The drawing will be held on Aug. 17 and you do not need to be present to win. 100 percent of proceeds go to support Angel Flight pilots who give their time, planes and skills to transport patients in need of specialized care. Please make checks payable to Angel Flight. For more information, call Sally at 547-2970 or Lynn at 937-2890.


Free Clinic of Culpeper 5th Annual Oyster Fest. 4 – 8 p.m. Sept. 26 at Rock Hill Farm, 14461 Norman Rd., Culpeper. Oysters, barbeque, raffle and silent auction, and live entertainment by Stillhouse Band. Advance ticket sales only. Tickets are $70; additional sponsorship packages available. All proceeds to benefit the Free Clinic. For more information, contact Norma Dunwody at the Free Clinic of Culpeper, ndunwody@culpeperwellness.org or (540) 829-5035.

CCHS Class of â??55 plans Sept. reunion. The Culpeper County High School Class of â??55 will hold their 60th anniversary reunion Sept. 26 at Luigiâ??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.