What’s Happening around Culpeper

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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.

Tree Seedlings Available. The Culpeper Soil & Water Conservation District will have tree seedlings available in April. Available species include: dogwood, redbud, tulip poplar, persimmon, red maple and Eastern white pine. Pre-order to insure preferred species by contacting Stephanie DeNicola at 540-825-8591 or stephanied@culpeperswcd.org.

Brandy Station takes a breather. The Brandy Station Foundation’s Graffiti House, 19484 Brandy Road in Brandy Station, will be closed beginning on January 30, 2016 and reopening on March 12, 2016 to enable work to protect its Civil War graffiti. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The BSF website is www.brandystationfoundation.com

Get Your Taxes Done for Free! Appointments are being taken for the free VITA tax preparation which takes place on Saturdays throughout tax season, January 30th â?? April 9th, at St. James Episcopal Church, 73 Culpeper Street in Warrenton. This service is offered through IRS trained volunteers. Call Jeanne at People Inc. 571-445-3020 to make an appointment.

January 28

Gentle Yoga Class is held every Thursday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at St. Lukeâ??s Lutheran Church, 1200 Old Rixeyville Rd., Room 401.The class is free. If you wish, you may bring a canned food item to benefit the Culpeper Food Closet. For more info call 825-8358 or visit www.stlukesculpeper.org

January 29

The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre presents McCABE & MRS. MILLER (Warner Bros., 1971- R rated*). In Robert Altmanâ??s â??McCabe & Mrs. Miller,” the acclaimed directorâ??s impressionistic style revises western events and characters in such a way that the film reflects on history, industry, and genre from an entirely new perspective. 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.

January 30

Stevensburg Baptist Church will hold their annual Ground Hog Supper from 5 -7 p.m. The community is invited to attend. Adults $8, Children 5-12 years old $5, children under 5 eat free. Menu includes all you can eat pancakes, maple syrup, sausage, applesauce, coffee or milk. Contact Philip Walker at stevensburgbaptist@gmail.com

The Theatre at Washington welcomes pianist Mikhail Yanovitsky and soprano Galina Sakhnovskaya at 5 p.m. Yanovitsky will play music of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Schubert, Verdi and Puccini. Tickets for the performance are $25 for adults and $10 for students under 18. For reservations visit TheatreWashingtonVa.com or email the Theatre at info@theatrewashingtonva.com. The Theatre, 291 Gay Street, P.O. Box 322, Washington, Virginia 22747, 540-675-1253.

Knights of Columbus Youth Free Throw Championship. All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition held at 10 a.m. at Epiphany Catholic School, 1211 E. Grandview Avenue, Culpeper. Sponsored annually, winners progress through local, district, and state competitions. International champions are announced based on state-level competitions. All boys and girls will compete in their respective age and gender divisions.
All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent. There is no cost to participate. Entry forms will be available at the event. For additional information please contact Dr. Michael Watts at WattsDVM@yahoo.com or (540) 428-1000.

The Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District hosts an Envirothon training meeting for participants and instructors held at Eastern View High School. To register, contact Stephanie DeNicola at 540-825-8591 or stephanied@culpeperswcd.org. The training costs $5 per person (bring your own lunch) and runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Home Food Preservation Workshop. Held 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Culpeper Extension Office, 101 S. West St., Culpeper (Registration deadline â?? January 19). Participants will learn how to can fruits and vegetables using a pressure canner and water bath canner along with how to make jams and jellies. The cost of the class is $20 and class size is 10. Phone: 540-727-3435, Ext. 344.

The Library of Congress Packard Theatre Campus presents HAIL THE CONQUERING HERO (Paramount, 1944). The film follows the foibles of a would-be war hero dismissed from active duty because of chronic hay fever and enlisted by a group of Marines to return home as the war hero that he has pretended to be in letters home and make his mother proud. 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.

The Library of Congress Packard Theatre Campus presents TOP GUN (Paramount, 1986). Applications to naval aviation schools soared as a result of this relentless, pulsating film famed for its vertiginous fighter plane sequences. 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.

January 31

The Library of Congress Packard Theatre Campus presents THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (Columbia, 1994- R rated*). Banker Tim Robbins is wrongly convicted of the double murder of his wife and her lover. But he spends much of his prison sentence beset by guilt over whether he contributed to her infidelity, and consumed by the knowledge that he had seriously contemplated murdering her. No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian. 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.

February1

Piedmont Environmental Council will hold a Waterloo Bridge update informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Orlean Volunteer Fire Department at 6838 Leeds Manor Road. The public is invited. Contact Julie Bolthouse, Fauquier County Field Officer, 540-347-2334 ext. 7042

The Culpeper County School Board has scheduled a â??TAB Timeâ? for the FYâ??17 budget year for 6 p.m. at the School Board Office, 450 Radio Lane, Culpeper, VA. TAB stands for â??Talk about Budget,â? when the School Board invites all members of the public to come to an informal session and share ideas or concerns about education needs and the school budget for school year 2016-17. Community input vital to the process.

February 3

Greater Piedmont Trauma Informed Community presents Paper Tigers Panel discussion from 6-8 p.m. at The State Theatre. Speakers include Jamie E. Austin, LPC, CSOTP – Moderator, Honorable Frank W. Somerville, J& DR Court, Jamie MD Clancey, LCSW, Councilwoman, Pastor Dan Carlton, Culpeper Baptist Church, Leann Schwake-Robertson, Culpeper DSS, Dr. Russell Houck, CCPS, and Jane C. Probst, LCSW, CTST. The TI conversation continues! Join for a free community panel discussion as a follow up to the PAPER TIGERS screening at EVHS. Paper Tigers is a powerful film depicting the joys and pains of struggling teens and how communities can be supportive. All are welcome. Bring your questions and ideas about becoming a trauma Informed community.RSVP today at www.GPTICN.org

Give Local Piedmont is May 3, 2016. Northern Piedmont Community Foundation presents Nonprofit Marketing Basics (Social Media for Beginners), 9-11 a.m. at the Daniel Technology Center at Germanna Community College, 18121 Technology Drive. GLP participants $15/all others $30. Mail checks to NPCF, P.O. Box 5, Culpeper, 22701 or pay by credit through website at www.npcf.org by clicking â??Donate Nowâ? button. Questions, contact Andrea Flynn at (540) 349-0631 or aflynn@npcf.org

Give Local Piedmont is May 3, 2016. Northern Piedmont Community Foundation presents Social Media for Nonprofits (Intermediate Social Media), 1-3 p.m. at the Daniel Technology Center at Germanna Community College, 18121 Technology Drive. GLP participants $15/all others $30. Mail checks to NPCF, P.O. Box 5, Culpeper, 22701 or pay by credit through website at www.npcf.org by clicking â??Donate Nowâ? button. Questions, contact Andrea Flynn at (540) 349-0631 or aflynn@npcf.org

February 4

Culpeper County Libraryâ??s Itsy Bitsy Baby Storytime (Ages birth-23 months) at 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. Contact Laini Bostian at lbostian@cclva.org or 540-825-8691

Gentle Yoga Class is held every Thursday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at St. Lukeâ??s Lutheran Church, 1200 Old Rixeyville Rd., Room 401.The class is free. If you wish, you may bring a canned food item to benefit the Culpeper Food Closet. For more info call 825-8358 or visit www.stlukesculpeper.org

Culpeper County Libraryâ??s Not Valentineâ??s Day for Teens Friday, 6:30-8:00 Grades 6-12. Tired of pink hearts? Thinking Valentineâ??s Day might be awkward? Not here! At this very crafty event come make black Un-Valentine cards with markers for black paper, feathers, sequins and more. Draw all over cheesy romance novel covers, frost hearts on cookies and break them, and play the breakup game. Sign up in advance. Contact Laini Bostian at lbostian@cclva.org or 540-825-8691

February 5

Rappahannock Association for the Arts and Community hosts First Friday at the Movies with Mr. Holmes. Through flashbacks Holmes reflects on his last case and perhaps his great love. Starts at 8 p.m. at The Theatre at Washington, 291 Gay Street. Tickets are $6. Questions? Email movies@raac.org

February 6

CRI presents Downtown Culpeper Carnival â?? an all-day Mardi Gras celebration in the heart of Downtown Culpeper. Fun for the entire family including: live music,performing artists, wagon rides, New Orleans inspired food, face-painting, crafts, balloon-magic, and mask making. Enjoy the traditions of Mardi Gras with beads and masks for all. Contact Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. at 540-825-4416 or visit www.culpeperdowntown.com.

The State Theatre presents Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience at 7:30 p.m. in the Halsey Auditorium. . $40 Front Orchestra / $30 Rear Orchestra / $20 Balcony. 305 S. Main Street, Culpeper VA 22701 â?¢ Box Office Phone Number: 540-829-0292 â?¢ Email: TIX@CULPEPERTHEATRE.ORG

The Museum of Culpeper History, now starting its second year in the historic train depot at 113 S. Commerce Street in downtown Culpeper, is about to open for its 2016 season. The new exhibits and displays include Amer-Indian Handiwork: Tools & Weapons of the Manahoac; Knightâ??s Ride: Alexander Spotswood and the Knights of the Golden Horseshoe; Reconstruction Comes to Culpeper: 1865-1877; Riding the Rails: Trains Through Culpeper; Pigeons! Heroes in War & Peace; Healing Hands: A Brief History of the Culpeper Hospital; and Disco Daze: the 1970s in Costume. Artifacts illuminated in these shows have been donated or loaned by members of the community, or by families who once lived in the town or county. Open daily 10-5 Monday through Saturday and 11:30-5 p.m.on Sunday. For more information, contact the Museum at 540-829-1749 or director@culpepermuseum.com. Our new website is www.culpepermuseum.com

February 7

Rappahannock Historical Society presents â??Two views of a WWII Japanese Internment Campâ? at the Washington Town Hall located at 485 Gay Street in Washington at 2 p.m. Craig Rains is the son of the commandant of the WWII Japanese Internment Camp in Arkansas where George Takei (Mr. Sulu of â??Star Trekâ?) and his family were detained during the war. Craig will share his memories and images of life in the camp and his recent reconnection with Takei at the latterâ??s New York musical that provides the Japanese-American perspective on those experiences. Admission $10, cash or check. Sponsored by the Rappahannock Historical Society.

Bring death out of the dark corner with Death Cafe. At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather in an open, respectful place to eat dessert, drink coffee and to discuss whatever they wish on dying and death. Death Café is part of a global movement whose main objective is to increase awareness of death while helping people make the most of the rest of their lives. See http://deathcafe.com for more detailed information. Join us for coffee, cake and conversation on from 3 â?? 4:30 p.m. in the Culpeper County Library meeting room. RSVP by calling 540.718.5323 or email craig.wilt@hopva.org by February 4.

Feb. 11: Give Local Piedmont is May 3, 2016. Northern Piedmont Community Foundation presents free informational session. Rules and logistics, marketing and promotional materials, setting up and editing your profile, things to plan for on the day of, qualifying for prizes. Great chance to get your questions answered and share ideas with other nonprofits. 3-5 p.m. at the NPCF office located at 102 S. Main Street. Contact Andrea Flynn at (540) 349-0631 or aflynn@npcf.org or www.givelocalpiedmont.org

Feb. 12: Rappahannock Association for the Arts and Community hosts Second Friday Library Talk with John Isaacs. Join for a discussion of foreign affairs and national security. Starts at 8 p.m. at the Rappahannock County Library located at 4 Library Road in Washington.
Questions? Email librarytalks@raac.org

Feb. 13: 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. 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. $8.00 for adults, $5.00 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.

Feb. 14: Hopeâ??s Legacy hosts â??Have a Heart for Horses Benefitâ? at King Family Vineyards at 6 p.m. in Crozet. Dinner by Harvest Moon Catering, drinks, silent auction, dancing and music by 80s bluegrass band, Love Canon. Most recently, the organization has taken on the care of many horses from the Peaceable Farm case in Orange County. For tickets and information, contact Maya Prouix at hopeslegacy@hotmail.com or (434) 531-5688. www.hopeslegacy.com

Feb. 17: Give Local Piedmont is May 3, 2016. Northern Piedmont Community Foundation presents free informational session. Rules and logistics, marketing and promotional materials, setting up and editing your profile, things to plan for on the day of, qualifying for prizes. Great chance to get your questions answered and share ideas with other nonprofits. 3-5 p.m. at the Rappahannock County Library, 4 Library Road, Washington. Contact Andrea Flynn at (540) 349-0631 or aflynn@npcf.org or www.givelocalpiedmont.org