What’s Happening around Culpeper

Something new! Savor and Sip Culpeper

Looking for something fun to do Labor Day weekend? Itâ??s right in your backyard! Come to Historic Downtown for the inaugural Savor and Sip Culpeper on Saturday, Sept. 5, from noon â?? 5 pm. Itâ??s a newly redesigned event for lovers of all things wine, food, and art brought to you by Culpeper Renaissance Inc. (CRI).

Taking place in the Depot District on Davis and Commerce streets, the festival is a celebration of local Virginia wineries, cider, restaurants, farmers and artists. Discover new favorites in the Virginia wine industry. Find inspiration with seasonal market offerings and an opportunity to meet the farmers of the Downtown Farmers Market. Gain insight through an educational speaker series on topics such as the local food movement and the ins and outs of growing grapes in Virginia. Cheer for your favorite server in the Waiters Race! Create your own picnic lunch with a variety of foods for purchase from area purveyors. Enjoy a music-filled afternoon with entertainment throughout the day from regional talents Adwela and The Uprising, Kitty and The Fat Cats and the Will Overman Band. Beer and Cider drinkers are covered too. Just slide over to the beer tent for a selection of 6 Virginia Craft Brews, visit the Bold Rock Cider tent and treat yourself and a friend to a cold one! FREE activities for children include a moonbounce, art projects and games.

With your tasting admission to CRIâ??s Savor and Sip Culpeper, you will receive general admission, a souvenir wine glass to commemorate your day and free tastings at each of the wineries. Find your favorites, relax and stay a while as wine and lunch will also be available for purchase.

Get your advance tickets and save $10! CRI is encouraging those 21-and-older who would like to attend to purchase tickets early to ensure a spot at this exciting downtown event. Advance tickets are available for $15 and may be purchased ONLINE via www.savorandsipculpeper.eventbrite.com or available through Friday, September 4, 2015, at the following locations: Vinosity (174 East Davis Street), Randyâ??s Flowers (211 West Evans Street), Oak View National Bank (450 James Madison Highway), and the Museum of Culpeper History (113 South Commerce Street). Tasting tickets may also be purchased at the gate on the day of the event for $25.00, must be 21.. General admission is $5.00 for designated drivers or those not wishing to participate in the wine tasting or purchase of beer, cider or wine (available at the gate only). Admission for those 12 and under is FREE. Food and some activities are not included in the cost of admission. While it is a family friendly event, please remember no pets and no coolers. 540-825-4416. www.culpeperdowntown.com

AT THE LIBRARY

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!

Sept. 9: Understanding Your Credit and Budgeting Basics. Your credit can affect many aspects of your life: Buying a business or house, financing a vehicle, renting property, or even qualifying for a job. Learn tips on how to manage your credit from a Certified Credit Counselor from the non-profit People Inc. Register for one of these free workshops Wednesday, September 9 at 11 a.m. or at 6 p.m.by calling the Library at 825-8691. Each workshop includes: *Credit Report â?? How to read your credit report; *Credit Score â?? Learn how the score is determined; *Debt â?? Learn the warning signs of too much debt; *Dispute process if errors are found in your credit report. Each group is small so that there will be time to ask questions, but space is limited.

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.

CHURCH EVENTS

Aug. 30: Mountain View Community Church’s Sermon Topic is â??My One Word: Testimony Serviceâ? 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

Sept. 17: St. Luke Lutheran Church will begin a new 7-week Bible study on the history of the Bible on at noon. All are welcome. St. Luke Lutheran Church is located at 1200 Old Rixeyville Rd. For more info call 825-8358 or visit www.stlukesculpeper.org

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Aug. 28: The State Theatre is celebrating the end of summer with a fantastically fun finale to its Summer Six Pack Concert Series. Charlottesville-based bands Born Crooked and Erin & The Wildfire are set to rock the house at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. 305 S. Main Street, Culpeper. www.culpepertheatre.org

Sept. 17: â??BEST OF THE PIEDMONTâ?? coming to Culpeper. The Arts & Culture Center (ACC) in Culpeper in partnership with the State Theatre is delighted to announce â??The Best of the Piedmontâ? art exhibition, starting Sept. 17. The exhibit will offer Piedmontâ??s visual artists an opportunity to exhibit and sell their best works. â??The Best of the Piedmontâ? exhibit will run Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 15 at the State Theatre, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Friday and Saturday evenings. It is free. For more information, please see www.culpepertheatre.org/the-best-of-the-piedmont.

Sept. 17: Culpeper Downtown 3rd Thursday Summer Concert with The Woodshedders and The Dry Run Band brought to you by Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. The Depot – 109 S. Commerce Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper. 5 p.m. â?? 9 p.m. Join us for the 3rd Thursday Summer Concert Series finale. Grab your dancing shoes, a lawn chair, family and friends, and for great music and good times! Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. at 540-825-4416. Website: www.culpeperdowntown.com

SPECIAL EVENTS

Aug. 27: Combined Neighborhood Watch Group. 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 Master Police Officer Tim Sisk. MPO Sisk will give a presentation on scams and how to avoid becoming a victim. Light fare and refreshments will be served. Hope to see all of you there. For info, contact Lt. Jeff Dodson at 540-829-5526

Aug. 28: Zentangle on Fabric. Starting on paper for designs, will move to fabric. Taught by Catherine Jordan at 145 Art and Design Studio and that Little Quilt Shop. Class space limited so call 540-825-5620. $85 includes instruction, kit and snack. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Creates â??relaxed focus.â? Think meditation.

Aug. 30: Les Belgavy will give a talk at 2 p.m. on “Gettysburg, Day One” as part of the 2015 Brandy Station Foundation Sunday Lecture series. The location is the Graffiti House, 19484 Brandy Road in Brandy Station. Free; donations to the BSF are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided. www.brandystationfoundation.com

Sept. 1: Now is the time to join Girl Scouts in Culpeper County. If youâ??ve ever thought of volunteering for or enrolling your daughter in the Girl Scouts, then now is the perfect time to participate. Open house from 6-7 p.m. at Emerald Hill Elementary Cafeteria. Canâ??t make the open house? You can still join Girl Scouts at any time. Contact Deirdre Kellner (434-382-8013 or dkellner@gsvsc.org) and she will get you involved in Girl Scouting.

Sept. 2: Back from the Appalachian Trail, Ashley Mullins (aka Stoat) and Kelsey Barklund (aka Poppins) have returned from their months long trek. Hear their story at 6:30 p.m. at the Culpeper Baptist Church. Talk will include Powerpoint presentation. Contact Ashley at mullins.aa2012@gmail.com.

Sept. 5: Savor & Sip Culpeper brought to you by Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. The Depot – 109 S. Commerce Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper. Noon â?? 5 p.m. Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. at 540-825-4416. Website: www.culpeperdowntown.com

Sept. 5: Please join Senator Bryce Reeves for the 4th Annual Shootin’ the Bull. Sponsored by SSG Tactical & Dr. Matt Williamson. Noon â?? 3:30 p.m. Noon to 1 p.m. BBQ Lunch; 1-2:30 p.m. Live fire machine gun shooting; 2:30 -3:30 p.m. silencer shooting. Held in Caroline County. Suggested Contribution: Host: $2,500 for 8 tickets and special recognition; Co-Host: $1,000 for 6 tickets and special recognition; Sponsor: $500 for 4 tickets and special recognition; Individual: $100. To RSVP, please contact: Shawn Rusterholz at (908) 839-5070 or Shawn@BryceReeves.com. Please RSVP by September 1st.

Sept. 11: Now is the time to join Girl Scouts in Culpeper County. If youâ??ve ever thought of volunteering for or enrolling your daughter in the Girl Scouts, then now is the perfect time to participate. Open house from 6-7 p.m. at Farmington Elementary Cafeteria. Canâ??t make the open house? You can still join Girl Scouts at any time. Contact Deirdre Kellner (434-382-8013 or dkellner@gsvsc.org).

Sept. 12: 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. 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.

Sept. 13: Local Knights of Columbus to sponsor Youth Soccer Challenge Competition. All boys and girls ages 9-14 are invited to participate. Held at 5 p.m. at Epiphany Catholic School. No cost to participate. The Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district, and state competitions. International champions are announced by the K of C international headquarters in New Haven, CT, based on scores from the state-level competitions. For additional information, please contact: Dr. Michael Watts at WattsDVM@yahoo.com or 540-428-1000.

Sept. 19: Culpeper Day Fall Festival. Back by popular demand, the Culpeper Ruritans will host this all-day event at the Ole Country Store on Route 29 just south of Culpeper. Vendor spots available at $100. Open and free to the public. Look to their webpage for more information www.culpeperruritans.org

Sept. 22: Now is the time to join Girl Scouts in Culpeper County. If youâ??ve ever thought of volunteering for or enrolling your daughter in the Girl Scouts, then now is the perfect time to participate. Open house from 6-7 p.m. at Yowell Elementary Cafeteria. Canâ??t make the open house? You can still join Girl Scouts at any time. Contact Deirdre Kellner (434-382-8013 or dkellner@gsvsc.org).

JUST TO LET YOU KNOW

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.