What’s Happening around Culpeper

AT THE LIBRARY
Jan. 7: Adult Relaxation Program. Working with Lollipop Station the Friends are offering adult coloring books, The Enchanted Forest and The Secret Garden. These two are considered the crème de â??l crème of coloring books. Whether you buy them at our bookstore or at Lollipop Station, save the date for our Adult Relaxation program featuring adult coloring books and Zentangle, on Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Libraryâ??s meeting room.

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

Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, 14586 Alanthus Road, Brandy Station, Virginia at 5 p.m.

Dec. 24: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church located 115 N. East St., Culpeper, VA (Parking on 120 N. Commerce St.). All are warmly invited to join us for Christmas Services: Dec. 24th at 6 PM Pageant and Family Holy Communion Service; 7:15 PM Birthday Party for Jesus; 10:30 PM Caroling in the Church; 11:00 PM Christmas Mass. On Dec. 25th at 10 AM Christmas Day Holy Communion.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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/.

Jan. 8: The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents THE IRON HORSE (Fox Film, 1924). John Ford’s epic Western “The Iron Horse” established his reputation as one of Hollywood’s most accomplished directors. A tale of national unity achieved after the Civil War through the construction of the transcontinental railroad, the film celebrated the contributions of Irish, Italian and Chinese immigrants. The film will be introduced by Scott Eyman, author of â??Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford,â? and Andrew Simpson will provide live musical accompaniment. 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.

Jan. 9: The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents WINCHESTER â??73 (Universal, 1950). Jimmy Stewart collaborated with director Anthony Mann on eight films, most famously an influential series of five taut, psychological Westerns from 1950-55 revolving around themes of hidden secrets, vengeance, shifting personal morals and concepts of heroism. 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.

Jan. 9: The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE (Paramount, 1962). John Fordâ??s last great Western, “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” makes explicit everything that was implicit in the genre which Ford himself shaped so heavily.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.

Jan 9: Concert at Lake of the Woods Church. We are delighted to feature the sweet sounds and inspirational music of R&G One Voice at The Lake of the Woods Church at 7 p.m. R&G One Voice features vocalist Rachel Zello and guitarist Gianna Pellegrini. Free admission. The Lake of the Woods Church is located at 1 Church Lane, Locust Grove, VA, 540-972-9060. Tell the guard at the gate that you are attending the concert at LOW Church.

Jan. 11: Come sing with us! The Blue Ridge Chorale, your community chorus, will start its spring season on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Open Door Baptist Church, 754 Germanna Highway, in Culpeper. Our Youth Chorus will start its rehearsals on Monday, Jan. 25th from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. See our website, www.brcsings.com for more information.

SPECIAL EVENTS

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.

Dec. 27: Members of the Masonic Lodge in Culpeper will be having a Saint John The Evangelist servi at 3 p.m. The service will be held at St. Stephens Episcopal Church. A processional will form at the Lodge between 2:30 and 2:45. Members will then walk to the church for service starting at 3 p.m. The service will reenact the same historical sermon that was done in the mid 1700s. A reception will follow after the service, held at the Masonic Lodge. Contact Doug Lingenfelter at dougrl3@aol.com.

Jan. 9: Jefferson Ruritan & Community Center Breakfast Gift Cards. Gift cards are available for the every 2nd Sat. of the month breakfast sponsored by the Jefferson Ruritan Club and the Jeffersonton Community Center. Cost of the gift cards are $8 for an all-you-can-eat Country Breakfast from 8-11 a.m., which are held every 2nd Sat. at the Jeffersonton Community Center, 5073 Jeffersonton Rd., Jeffersonton (Rts. 802 & 621 off Rt. 229). All are welcome. Next breakfast is Sat., Jan. 9. To purchase your breakfast gift card, call 937-5119 or email tascfishingcamps@gmail.com. Information about the monthly breakfasts is also available at www.jeffersonvaruritanclub.org.