Culpeper Area Community Briefings for September 25, 2022


“Thank You to Our Veterans – Let’s Talk About It”

The Orange County American Legion Post and James Madison Post 2217 Foreign Wars Veterans are hosting an upcoming event, “Thank You to Our Veterans: Let’s Talk,” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Unionville Brewery Company.

This event, hosted with the support of the Veteran-Owned Brewery and Horse & Soul Counselling, is designed as a way for the VFW, American Legion and other Veteran Service Agencies to reach all Veterans.

The event aims to help support and advise them on issues that are important to them, such as VA benefits, counseling, and other matters of interest.

Veterans from all over the region including Richmond, Fredericksburg, Charlottesville, Orange, Culpeper and surrounding areas are invited. The event aims to help veterans get the support many of them may need but don’t know how to access, even if it’s just the camaraderie they once felt when they were on active duty, according to a statement from communications officer Pete Ewing. with VFW post. See VFWPost2217 on Facebook and on twitter @2217Vfw.

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Art of Aging Expo at WarrentonThe second season Art of Aging Lifestyle & Wellness Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 27 at the Gathering Place, 650 Alwington Blvd. in Warrenton.

This year’s mini expo, presented by Aging Together, will feature an array of senior-focused providers, programs, services and offerings. There will be COVID-19 vaccines available, screenings, a Catch the Chef food truck, fun and socializing.

Providers will include Harbor at Renaissance, Hearing Assessment Center of Warrenton, Hero’s Bridge, Cornerstone Cares, Capital Caring, Safe in Home, The Villa at Suffield Meadows, DisABility Resource Center, Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center, Poet’s Walk, Remington Drug, First Light Home Care, Mental Health Association, Aging Together and more. FREE ENTRANCE

ABATE Jim Orange memorial poker run to benefit Food Closet

The annual Scenic Motorcycle Ride to benefit Culpeper Food Closet will begin with registration from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday, October 2 from the Shell Station, 16176 Bennett Rd. in Culpeper.

The approximately 100-mile ABATE Jim Orange Poker Run will stop at The Cove at Lake Anna in Mineral, Cowboy Jack’s Salon in Fredericksburg and end at Uncle B’s Restaurant in Bealeton. The scenic group tour is $20/hand with cash prizes. All enthusiasts are welcome.

All proceeds will go to the Culpeper Food Closet in memory of Jim Orange. He worked for the Culpeper Post Office for many years and was employed at the Merrifield Post Office before moving to Culpeper.

Orange was a veteran and member of the Virginia ABATE. He died in 2006 in a motorcycle accident on Route 229 when a deer rammed his motorcycle, according to the event organizer. For more information on the Poker Run, contact MaryAnn at 703/963-1611.

School Division Events September 26-October 26. 6

Calendar of Events for Culpeper County Public Schools:

•Seven. 26-Sept. 30–Eastern View High School Home Week Ahead

•Seven. 26 – Culpeper County School Board Regular Business Session, Culpeper County High School Studio, 6 p.m.

•Seven. 30 – COVID Vaccination Clinic, CCHS Gymnasium, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

•Oct. 4–Emerald Hill Elementary School PTO Spirit Day, Little Caesar’s, 15137 Montanus Dr., All Day

•Oct. 5–AG Richardson Elementary School Spirit Night, Glory Days, 15295 Montanus Drive, all day

•Oct. 6–Emerald Hill Elementary School PTO Meeting, STEM Lab, 3:15 p.m. Orange’s touring company celebrates its decade in business

Central Virginia Wine Tours & Transportation celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Locally owned and operated by Stephen and Jenny Sanford of Orange, the business started in 2012. Stephen Sanford realized there was a need for transportation services in the area and started with a Cadillac Escalade at six passengers for tours. The business quickly evolved and the demand for transportation continued.

Over time, Sanford expanded its fleet to include another SUV and minivan and expanded service regions to include Charlottesville, Madison, and Culpeper. Today, Central Virginia Wine Tours & Transportation has a fleet of six vehicles, including a 24-passenger shuttle.

From wineries, breweries and cider houses to wedding/event venues to chefs and family restaurants, supporting local establishments has been at the forefront of their services, according to a statement from the Orange County Department of Economic Development. .

“What better way to help our local economy by providing service to customers visiting this beautiful area!” Sanford said.

Orange County Director of Economic Development Rose Deal said she is grateful for Sanford’s vision to bring transportation business to the area.

“This is a much-loved service for county residents and visitors alike and supports our growing wedding industry and tourism industry partners,” she said. See [email protected]

NAACP Forum “Reaching Every Child” in Madison

Culpeper Branch NAACP, also representing Madison and Rappahannock, is hosting “Reaching Every Child: A Community Forum on Education” at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 in the auditorium at Madison County High School.

The forum, in partnership with Piedmont Race Amity Project, will include a panel presentation with renowned educators discussing topics such as disparities in educational achievement, closing achievement gaps, the importance of workforce diversity work and the impact of school culture on student performance.

The program will be broadcast live; access the link on

Banned Together Book ClubReigning Cats & Dogs is celebrating Banned Book Month with an event from 9 a.m. to noon today, September 25, at The Shop, 107 E. Davis St. in downtown Culpeper.

Enjoy a reading of books banned by the community to celebrate literary freedom. Participants should bring their favorite forbidden book with an excerpt to share and discuss. Coffee, tea and light refreshments. RSVP.

Blood drive, with a historic story Culpeper County 2A is partnering with the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office, Mount Lebanon Baptist, and the American Red Cross to host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, October 14 at the Church, 6131 Sperryville Pike in Boston, Virginia.

The Second Amendment group is holding the blood drive to serve the community and to commemorate the anniversary of the American assault on British Redoubts 9 and 10 at Yorktown, Virginia on October 14, 1781.

American victories here set the stage for Cornwallis’ surrender five days later.

Senior Silver Club

Seniors 55 and older are invited to join Culpeper County Parks and Recreation’s largest and most entertaining program, the Silver Club.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday, join other active seniors for a weekly meeting at the library. Enjoy a potluck with covered dishes and participate in activities such as bingo, guest speakers, holiday parties, crafts and other activities for fun-loving seniors. For many seniors, this program provides an environment where lasting friendships are formed.


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