What’s Happening around Culpeper

AT THE LIBRARY

Fun Friday Storytime Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, activities and more! For children and their caregivers. Great for grandparents to attend with the grandkids! No registration necessary.

Pajama Storytime Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Itâ??s a pajama party! This family-oriented program features stories, rhymes, songs, and activities. Children are invited to attend in pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. No Registration necessary.

Toddler Storytime (age 2) Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. Call to sign up in advance. We are running this six week session from November 10th to December 18th. Toddlers participate with a caregiver. Children and parents benefit from being with the same group of people each week, and from programming tailored to a specific age group. Stories, songs, rhymes, activities, and tips for helping children develop pre-literacy skills are shared.

Teen Gaming Grades 6-12. Sign up in advance. 3rd Saturdays 2-4 p.m. Learn to play strategy games, such as Forbidden Desert, Shadows Over Camelot, Contagion and Betrayal at the House on the Hill, or you can play party games such as Apples to Apples, Head Bandz Act Up, Taboo, or Wits and Wagers. Snacks served.

Registration for our 3rd Grade Book Club has begun. We are reading Rise of the Balloon Goblins, part of the popular Notebook of Doom series. We will have our book discussion and activities on Tuesday, December 1st, from 4:30-5:30. Visit the youth services desk at the library to sign up and check out your copy of the book. 2nd graders reading at a middle of 3rd grade level may join.

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.

CHURCH EVENTS

Nov. 29: Mountain View Community Church’s Sermon Topic: “Indoor Baptism Celebration Sunday” No 8 a.m. service on Nov 29. Join us at 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. Located at 16088 Rogers Road, behind Bruster’s Ice Cream. Small groups also meet throughout the week. www.mountainviewcc.net 540-727-0297

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Reception to Launch â??A Winterâ??s Tale,â?? the newest exhibit sponsored by the Arts & Culture Center in Culpeper (ACC) and the State Theatre spotlighting 30 pieces of art by 18 artists. artists The artwork will be available for sale.The exhibit will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the theater. It is free.The ACC is a not-for-profit organization that promotes visual, literary and performing arts through awareness, participation and education. For more information, please see http://culpepertheatre.org/art-gallery/.

Nov. 28: State Theatre presents Hunger Games Thrillogy showing Hunger Games (2012) at 10 a.m., Catching Fire (2013) at 1 p.m. and concluding with Mockingjay, Part I (2014) a 4 p.m. $5 per movie. 305 S. Main Street. www.culpepertheatre.org 540-829-0292

Dec. 3: Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents Love Actually (Universal, 2003). The intertwining stories of more than 20 characters in London, England are followed during the busy month leading up to Christmas in this romantic comedy. 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.

Dec. 3: The State Theatre hosts the Crossroads Orchestra made up of students from several surrounding counties. Tickets $10. Starts at 7 p.m. 305 S. Main Street. 540-829-0292 tix@culpepertheatre.org

Dec. 4: Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents The Shop Around the Corner (MGM, 1940). This romantic comedy, one of director Ernst Lubitsch’s most enduring works, takes place almost entirely within a store in Budapest shortly before World War II. It was named to the National Film Registry in 1999. 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.

Dec. 4: The Blue Ridge Chorale, with the Youth Chorus, will perform the “Joy!” holiday concert at 7 p.m. at Prince Michel Vineyards (154 Winery Lane in Leon). A light hors d’oeuvre buffet will be served and wine will be available for purchase. See our website, www.brcsings.com for tickets or more information. The Chorale will also will perform the concert at the State Theatre (305 South Main Street in Culpeper) on Sunday, December 13th at 3:00 pm. Tickets will be available at the door or from the State Theatre website, culpepertheatre.org. Call 540-223-5462 with any questions.

Dec. 5: Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents Lady and the Tramp (Disney/Buena Vista, 1955). Lady, a pampered cocker spaniel belonging to Jim Dear and his wife Darling, runs away from her comfortable home after the arrival of a new baby, soon followed by the insufferable Aunt Sarah and her two malicious Siamese cats. Starts at 2 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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Massanutten Ski/Snow Board Packages Now Available
Culpeper Parks & Recreation is now offering Ski/ Snow Board Packages for Massanutten Resort good for the 2015-2016 Ski Season. See www.CulpeperRecreation.com, call (540) 727-3412 or come see us at 155 W Davis St, Suite 100, Culpeper for complete details.

Do you have a health insurance for 2016? Open Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace is 11/1/2015 through 01/31/2016. Free, certified in person assistance by appointment is available at the Culpeper County Library. Call 540-741-2447 to schedule an appointment to review plans available in this area, to see if you qualify for a subsidy to help lower the cost of premiums and deductibles and for help enrolling using the www.HealthCare.gov website.

Visit with Santa at the Lollipop Station. Lollipop Station will once again be offering free pictures with Santa this year on the following dates: Nov. 28, 1-3 p.m.;
Dec. 5, 1-3 p.m., Dec. 12, 3-5 p.m., Dec. 19, 1-3 p.m.

Gingerbread House Workshop. Have you ever wanted to make a gingerbread house for the holidays but donâ??t know how or didnâ??t want to deal with the mess? Culpeper Parks & Rec is offering a 1.5 hour workshop so bring your little one ages 4-6 and help them decorate their very own already put together tasty home to take home and enjoy for the holidays. All you need is your imagination! All supplies provided as well as samples on site for ideas. Sign Up by 11/29/15 at www.CulpeperRecrecreation.com or contact us at 540-727-3412, 155 W. Davis St, Culpeper for complete details.

Nov. 28: CFC Farm and Home Center plays host to First Respondersâ?? Benefit Chili Cook-Off on Shop Small Saturday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. vote for your favorite chili with your dollars. Event begins in the parking lot of the CFC Farm & Home Center. 15172 Brandy Road Culpeper, VA.
Competing first responders include, the Culpeper County Sheriffâ??s Office, Town of Culpeper Police Department, Brandy Station and Salem Volunteer Fire and Rescue Departments. Get there early to assure your fair share! 540-825-2200

Nov. 28: The George Washington Carver Regional High School Alumni Assoc will hold its annual alumni banquet at Tuscany Hall, 21125 Kettle Club Road ( Route 601 off of Rte. 15) from 6:30 p.m. until 12 a.m. Join us for a wonderful meal, reunite with old friends and recognize the 15 students who received the $14,000 in scholarship monies given by our association. Tickets are limited but can be obtained by calling Fredia Kennedy at 540-672-4710. Our 2016 scholarship applications will be available Jan. 5, 2016 at local school guidance offices or by writing GWCRHSAA, Inc. at P.O. Box 965, Culpeper, Va. 22701. This year we have a postmarked return date of April 1, 2016.

Dec 1: Team Jordan Annual Fundraiser. come out to Luigi’s restaurant from 6 -8 p.m. to help fund local suicide prevention programs and survivor support for life group. There will be a grand prize drawing of $5,000 as well as many great raffle / silent auction items featuring autographed items from NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, PGA and VA. University Teams as well as Theme Park Tickets, hotel stays, dinner certificates and many foursome at some of the nicest golf courses. Admission is free, lite fare will be served. Please come and bring your checkbook to help a good cause, For information please call Chris Jenkins at 718-3030.

Dec 1: UVA Hospital Lights of Love. This yearâ??s Lights of Love campaign, sponsored by the Culpeper Hospital Auxiliary, will take place outside the UVA Culpeper Hospital Emergency Department entrance at 6:45 p.m. The annual event raises funds for the hospital to pay for different kinds of equipment. Money from previous yearsâ?? Lights of Love fundraisers has gone to the purchase of portable defibrillators, heart monitors and other medical equipment for several departments. Last year, the Auxiliary raised $6,200 to buy sleeping recliners for caregivers. This year, all donations will help with the purchase of chairs for Cancer Services. Anyone can contribute to the fundraiser. A gift of $10 goes to the purchase of either a white or red light on the tree. A gift of $50 or more pays for a white or red light in the treeâ??s star. The lightsâ?? colors have different meanings: white is for remembering someone special and red is for honoring a friend or loved one. The name of each honoree goes into the memorial books, which are located in the lobby and available for viewing during the holiday season. To make a donation, please ask an Auxiliary member at the hospitalâ??s Front Desk for a flyer form to fill out and return it with your check to that location.

Dec. 2: Hospice of the Piedmont Illumination at the State Theatre. Starts at 6 p.m. Free, no tickets. 305 S. Main Street. 540-829-0292

Dec. 5: Culpeper ’92 Lions Club Santa Breakfast. The Culpeper ’92 Lions Club, assisted by the Leos of CCHS and EVHS, will host their 10th annual Santa Breakfast at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall in downtown Culpeper from 8 to 10 a.m.
Enjoy a pancake and sausage breakfast for $4, a Santa Shop with gifts priced $1 to $5, live music by Greg Harpine and his White Dove students, face painting and, of course, a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. Additionally, free screenings will be available using Lions Kidsight Screener for children between 6 months and 6 years old. This non-invasive, camera-like screener identifies potential vision problems. All proceeds will go to the Culpeper Food Closet and canned or cash donations will be appreciated.
Tickets will be sold only at the door. Come and enjoy this fun and affordable family event and help those less fortunate in our community. Call Sandra Kidwell at 540-825-3917.

Dec. 5: Cookie Walk at Reformation Lutheran Church from 9 a.m. – noon. Fill a box with homemade cookies for $8. And introducing a jewelry show for the ladies on your list. Located at 509 S. Main Street. Phone 540-825-1376 for more info.

Dec 5: Holiday Tour of Homes. Visit eight of Culpeperâ??s unique homes plus hear the choir at Antioch Church plus carolers. Ticket includes home tour, trolley transportation, and refreshments but plan to purchase raffle tickets for unique gifts. Proceeds benefit the Museum of Culpeper History.Tickets are $25 and available at Cameleer, Pepperberries, Minutemen Mall, Country Shops of Culpeper, Latchkey Mercantile and Museum of Culpeper History. For more information, call 540-829-1749.

Dec. 12: Annual Mid-Day Lions Shopping Spree. The annual shopping spree for needy children sponsored by the Mid-Day Lion’s club of Culpeper will be held at WalMart. This event provides $60 for each 3rd grade child, selected by school guidance counselors based on need. Each child will be able to procure gifts for themselves, their siblings or their parents as they so choose. Fifteen (15) children will be selected from each school. While the majority of the funds used for this shopping spree is being provided by the Mid-Day Lion’s, WalMart has contributed $750 dollars and the school guidance counselors accompanying the children have always kicked in funds from their own resources to assist in this important event. In addition to the shopping, the First Christian Church located at 15351 Ira Hoffman Lane will serve as the host site for gift wrapping performed by volunteers and the LEO (Young Lions), from each of the high schools in Culpeper. Children and presents will meet up with Santa at Pepperâ??s Grill.

Dec 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 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.

Dec. 12: Celebrating Christmas with SCSM, 3-5 pm, Warrenton Community Center, 430 E. Shirley Ave., Warrenton and the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, caroling, and Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus immediately following at the SCSM Center, 76 W Shirley Ave., Warrenton. This is a joyful Christmas celebration to honor personal heroes and the memory of loved ones – free and open to all. There will be special music by Bobby Reynolds, inspiration and light refreshments, a time of remembering loved ones. Lights for a donation of $10 each can be dedicated to remember someone special or to honor those who have made a difference. Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will be visiting and you may take pictures of your child with them. Sponsored by Spiritual Care Support Ministries, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. This is non-denominational and free. For information call Chaplain Liz Danielsen at 540-349-5814.