What’s Happening around Culpeper


Sept. 26: Robert F. Dorr will talk about his book Mission to Berlin: The American Airmen Who Struck the Heart of Hitlerâ??s Reich at 10 a.m. This is an often thrilling and always intense chronicle of men in war, many of whom were quite young and burdened with command responsibilities. Robert F. Dorr is an author and retired senior American diplomat who has authored 70 books and numerous articles on international affairs, military issues and the Vietnam War. He writes the weekly “Back Talk” opinion column for the Air Force Times newspaper and the monthly “Washington Watch” feature of Aerospace America. Join us in the Libraryâ??s meeting room for this author event and book signing sponsored by the Friends of the Culpeper County Library. Copies of the book will be available for purchase ($20) and signing.

Oct. 1: Itsy Bitsy Baby Storytime (Ages birth-23 months) 10:30 a.m. Bouncing, hugs and kisses, tickle time, lots of rhymes, and one book at this fun storytime. Followed by a half an hour play time with Infant to Toddler Connection. No registration necessary.

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.


Sept. 26: Mitchells Presbyterian Church, 12229 Mitchells Road, Mitchells (Rt. 615-Rapidan Road) will hold a huge Yard Sale from 9 a .m. to 2 p.m. This sale will benefit womenâ??s and youth missions. A wide variety of household items, clothing, furniture, toys, and garden tools will be offered. The Youth Group will serve grilled Lunch items and Baked goods. For information, please call the Church at 825-1079.

Sept. 27: Mountain View Community Church’s Sermon Topic for Sunday: “The 10 Commandments – Clean Out Those Idols.” Join us at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. Located at 16088 Rogers Road, behind Brusters Ice Cream. Small groups also meet throughout the week. www.mountainviewcc.net 727-0297

Sept. 27: Discussion explores Abrahamâ??s spiritual legacy to the world. The public is invited to a discussion of the fascinating connections between the biblical Abraham and the scriptures and traditions of the five â??Abrahamicâ? faiths — Christianity, Judaism, Islam, the Babi Faith, and the Bahaâ??i Faith. The Blue Ridge Cluster of the Bahaâ??i Faith welcomes its Piedmont friends and
neighbors at 10 a.m. to learn about the common spiritual ancestry exhaustively researched and published in a book titled: Abraham: One God, Three Wives, and Five Religions. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Mary at 540-825-4056 or message mfish@cba.ua.edu.

Sept. 27: Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Haywood is having Homecoming. Pastor Ludwell Brown, Sr. will preach the 11:15 a.m. morning service, with lunch afterwards. Rev. Howard Frye, choir and congregation from Nazareth Baptist Church in Boston, Virginia will be the guests for the afternoon service at 3 p.m. Revival from Sept. 29 thru Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. each night. Revival guests: Tuesday, Sept. 29 â?? Reverend James Brown, choir and congregation from Mount Sinai Baptist Church in Rochelle; Wednesday, Sept. 30 â?? Reverend Garry Brown, choir and congregation from Pilgrim Baptist Church in Locust Grove; Thursday, Oct. 1â?? Minister Jeremy Walker, choir and congregation from New Life Temple of Deliverance in Culpeper

Sept. 28: Inspirational Study: God Will Make a Way: What to do When You Donâ??t Know What to Do. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. â?? Noon, Sept. 28 â?? Nov. 9, at St. Lukeâ??s Lutheran Church, 1200 Old Rixeyville Rd., in Culpeper. An 8-week study by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. We all have times when we feel lost, we hurt and we find ourselves asking â??Where is God in all of this?â? Sponsored by Spiritual Care Support Ministries, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. This is non-denominational and free. Learn more at www.scsm.tv or call Chaplain Liz Danielsen at 540/349-5814 for information and directions.

Oct. 3: CityLight Baptist Church is hosting a community block party 2 â?? 5 p.m. at 1121 Sperryville Pike in Culpeper. Everyone is invited to attend. Free! Food, Moonbounces, Raffles, Train rides, Carnival Booths. There is also the 1st anniversary church service on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 10:30 a.m. Come out and enjoy an afternoon of fun and fellowship. For more information, visit the church website at citylightculpeper.org or call 540-321-4400.

Oct. 3: Calvary Chapel’s Yard Sale held at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church at 1200 Old Rixeyville Road in Culpeper from 8 a.m. – noon. Free.

Oct. 18: St. Luke Lutheran Church will hold a Homecoming Sunday and invites all current and former members and friends. The Rev. Jim Riley, former pastor of St. Luke, will preach the sermon. The service will be followed by a barbecue luncheon with potluck side dishes. Please RSVP to stlukespastor@comcast.net with the number attending by Oct. 10. St. Luke is located at 1200 Old Rixeyville Road. For more information call 825-8358 or visit www.stlukesculpeper.org


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. 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. 25: Library of Congress Packard Center presents Arachnophobia (Buena Vista, 1990). Fed up with the inherent dangers of big-city life, Dr. Ross Jennings (Jeff Daniels) moves his family to a seemingly safe small California town. Soon Dr. Jennings encounters a series of sudden deaths where the bodies have been completely drained of blood. 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.

Sept. 25: The State Theatre presents Celtic Band Gaelic Storm. Starts at 8 p.m. Tickets $25/$30. 305 S. Main Street, Culpeper â?¢ Box Office Phone Number: 540-829-0292 â?¢ Email: TIX@CULPEPERTHEATRE.ORG

Sept. 26: The State Theatre presents ComedySportz, a fast-paced improvisational comedy show. Two teams battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes and songs on the spot. The audience shouts out all the suggestions and votes for the winners, while the referee calls the fouls. 7 p.m. Tickets $15/10. 305 S. Main Street, Culpeper â?¢ Box Office Phone Number: 540-829-0292 â?¢ Email: TIX@CULPEPERTHEATRE.ORG

Sept. 26: One of Scotlandâ??s popular folk bands, North Sea Gas, will be returning to the Theatre at Washington for an evening of lively folk tunes with a fair bit of Scottish banter. 8 p.m. Dave Gilfillan, Ronnie MacDonald and Grant Simpson play traditional folk music on guitar, banjo, mandola, bodhran, bouzouki and fiddle. Tickets for the concert are $25 for adults and $10 for students under 18. For reservations, or to obtain a copy of the Theatreâ??s new fall schedule, contact the Theatre at (540) 675-1253 or at info@theatrewashingtonva.com

Sept. 26: Library of Congress Packard Center presents Cult Horror Film Double Feature. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (20th Century Fox, 1992) In this action-comedy horror film, Valley girl cheerleader Buffy (Kristy Swanson) learns from a mysterious man named Merrick (Donald Sutherland) that she is the “chosen one” of her generation — destined to rid the world of vampires. Army of Darkness (Universal, 1992, R rated ). Bruce Campbell returns as the one-armed Ash in the third installment of director Sam Raimi’s slick comic book-like horror trilogy that began with â??The Evil Deadâ? in 1982. No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian. 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.

Sept. 26: Road to East Jesus, a new exhibit to be featured at The Loft Gallery through Oct. 26. Meet photographer Andrew Morgan for the Opening Reception on Saturday evening from 6 â?? 9 p.m. Morganâ??s newest show at The Loft will feature 20 eclectic and stunning scenes from Slab City, California. The evening will also feature special acoustical tunes from local roots musician, Lisa Leftwich. The Loft Studio & Gallery is located in Downtown Culpeper, 107B East Davis Street. Call or email to register for classes or for more info. 540-717-0647 culpeperloft@gmail.com. Feel free to visit and pre-register for classes online (through PayPal) at www.culpeperloft.com

Oct 1: A conservatory-trained Russian Vocal Ensemble will be giving a concert at Little Fork Church in Rixeyville at 7:30 pm. The public concert will offer both Orthodox and folk music sung in costume. A reception and chance to meet the artists follows. Visit: www.littleforkchurch.org or call 540-937-4306.

Oct. 3: Calling All Art Lovers (and Artists): October Art Show to Benefit SAFE. Beginning October 3, Ravens Nest Coffee House at 254 E. Davis Street will host a month-long art show to benefit Services to Abused Families (SAFE) and increase awareness of domestic abuse and violence. Stop by, grab a coffee or tea, and check out a shop filled with the work of some of the area’s most exciting artists, all of which will be available for purchase. Kicks off at 6 p.m., when SAFE board members will be in attendance, and runs until Saturday, October 31. During that time 25% percent of all art and coffee house sales will be donated to SAFE. Local artists, take note: you still have a chance to participate in the show, art submission deadline September 27. Contact Jessica Hall at the Raven’s Nest, or call 540-827-4185.


Sept 25: Verdun Adventure Bound Community Forum. In order to meet our mission, of supporting our local community and honoring those who serve, Verdun Adventure Bound would like to invite you to meet the candidates for the office of Sheriff, for this yearâ??s election. Sheriff candidates are: Patrick Coffey, Mike Grant, Scott Jenkins and C.J. Johnson. Verdun Adventure Bound will be providing each candidate an opportunity to speak and answer questions from a panel of local leaders and community organizations. During the forum, audience members will have the opportunity to ask, previously screened, individual questions. In addition, a time will be allowed after the forum for individual discussions with each candidate. A walking tour of Verdun will be available prior from 6-7 p.m. Forum from 7 â?? 9:30 p.m. Eagles Nest at 17044 Adventure Trail Drive. Contact admin@verdunadventurebound.org

Sept. 26: 4th Annual Culpeper Antique Tractor Ride. Gather at Mountain Run Lake Park at 9 a.m. Ride starts at 10 a.m. A 30-mile ride with a stop for lunch. Contact: Arthur Fellows to register at jdpastorart@comcasst.net or 540-229-6693.

Sept. 26: Free Clinic of Culpeper 5th Annual Oyster Fest. 4 – 8 p.m. 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.

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

Sept. 27: Brandy Station Foundation Lecture Series at the Graffiti House, 19484 Brandy Road, Brandy Station, VA. 2 p.m. with Chris Mills. Everyone is welcome and refreshments are provided. The lecture is free, although donations are always welcome to the Brandy Station Foundation. The Graffiti House was built just before the Civil War; the walls contain inscriptions, drawings, messages, and signatures of Civil War soldiers, hence the name â??Graffiti House.â? Christopher Mills Conservation website is found at www.chrismillsconservation.com. The Brandy Station Foundation website is www.brandystationfoundation.com

Oct. 8: The Chicken Whisperer, Andy Schneider, will be at CFC Farm & Home Center in Culpeper from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Andy has become the go-to guy across the country for anything chickens. Andy hosts the very popular â??Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whispererâ? web radio show. Space is limited so please RSVP Karen at 540-727-9802.

Oct. 10: VFW Clam Chowder Dinner. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2524 will host an all-you-can eat New England Clam Chowder and Clam Cake dinner on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the post hall on Sperryville Pike. Cost is $15.00 and may be paid at the door, or tickets can be bought in advance from post members. Call 825-2424 for more information.

Oct. 10-11: Celebrate Autumn at the Arboretum. ArborFest includes fall plant sale, guided tours. 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., rain or shine, Blandy Experimental Farm, $10 per car, reservations not required. Contact: 540-837-1758 Ext. 0. ArborFest features a select group of high-quality vendors offering small trees, fall perennials, and Virginia native plants, as well as a wide variety of other fall landscape plants and fine items for the home and garden. Visitors can enjoy an Arboretum tour on foot or on a hay ride, and kids can make their own scarecrow or enjoy pumpkin crafts and games. Visitors can also enjoy a hayride through the Arboretum grounds each day (free, but donations encouraged).

Oct. 17: The Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the fall session of the Citizensâ?? Law Enforcement Academy. Classes will begin on Saturday, Oct. 17 and will run for four consecutive Saturdays from 8 a.m. â?? 2 p.m. The purpose of the Citizensâ?? Academy is to educate the public on the duties, requirements, responsibilities and day to day operations of the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office. This class is for any resident who seeks to enhance their knowledge of the Culpeper County Sheriffâ??s Office. Topics include: Tours of the Culpeper County Sheriffâ??s Office, Jail, Courthouse, and 911 Center, Patrol Operations, DUI/Drug Enforcement, School Safety & Security, K-9, S.W.A.T., Criminal Investigations, Workplace Violence training, Firearms Safety and Range (includes concealed carry certification), Ride-Along with a Deputy and much more. Class members will tour law enforcement-related facilities, participate in hands-on demonstrations and get a close-up look at the vehicles and gear used in daily operations. Participants will also meet and interact with Sheriff Jenkins, his deputies, office personnel and members of the command staff. Interested persons must pass a background check and be 18 years of age or older. Applications may be picked up at the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office located at 14023 Public Safety Court, Culpeper, VA 22701 or downloaded from the Sheriffâ??s Office website, www.culpepersheriffsoffice.com. Completed applications must be submitted by close of business on Friday, Oct.9.
For more information, please see the attached flyer and/or contact Lt. Bernie Feaganes at 540-718-1784.