Graduate Charlottesville is thrilled to kick of its first official Sunday Brunch of the fall. Starting October 22nd, Heirloom will host a musical brunch every Sunday with live performances by local musicians. For its inaugural session, Erin Lunsford of Erin & The Wildfire will be performing an acoustic set. Enjoy a wide range of classic southern dishes, from steak & eggs to buttery chicken biscuits with a side of acoustic rock and soul.
East Davis Street Shops and Restaurants invite you to “Davis Street Down Under,” a free event where Australian themed
food, wine, beer and merchandise will be showcased. Meet representatives from the Embassy of Australia and enjoy various entertainers and in store tastings.
As part of our Rest and Rejuvenation Fall Farm Days weekend, this fun Halloween-themed trail race promises fun and adventure for everyone. Runners, walkers and families are encouraged to wear costumes and do their best to conquer the course while completing all five fun stations along the way. There will be treats, and there will be tricks (evil laugh). Achieve a sticker at all five locations and receive a voucher for a free pumpkin from the park’s pick-your-own patch.
At the end of the race, join facilitating organization Roots and Rocks Adventure for music, an awesome recovery tent provided by Performance Sport & Spine, and an abundance of post-race food. Stick around for awards for the top three finishers overall and for each 10-year age group, as well as great random prizes. Afterwards, be sure to take your voucher to the park’s Historic Area to get your pumpkin and continue the Fall Farm Days fun.
Registration is $30. To register, go to: https://runsignup.com/race/va/Paris/trickortreat.http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/park-events-list?srchloc=SK&eventtype=all&BDate=02/25/2017&EDate=02/25/2018
Help support local groups with a fun night of games. Held at Pepper’s Grill located at 791 Madison Road in Culpeper (by Best Western). Doors open at 5 p.m. Games begin at 6:30 p.m. Three progressives each night, $1,000 jackpot. Food available for purchase. Contact Jim Calhoun at 540-937-1730.
Learn to knit or crochet. Held at Reformation Lutheran Church located at 601 Madison Road in Culpeper each Monday from 10-12 a.m. All welcome. Contact Diane Vanderhoof at 540-604-0068
(age 2) Mondays, 10:30 This is a fun and engaging “lapsit” program designed to help children develop the early literacy skills they need to be ready to learn to read when they enter Kindergarten. Stories, songs, puppets, and finger plays make this a fun time for all. Parents sit on the floor with their children in their laps, helping them to participate in the program. No registration necessary. Older siblings are welcome to attend.
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew offers men and boys the Discipline of Prayer, Study and Service, to follow Christ and bring others into his kingdom. Newcomers are welcome to join us for breakfast each Tuesday at 7 a.m. Contact 540-825-8786 Address: 115 N. East St., Culpeper | Parking: 120 N. Commerce Street Visit www.ststephensculpeper.net
A support group serving families in Northern Virginia. Meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Culpeper Hospital Conference Room A/B. Access the room by entering hallway behind elevators in main lobby. Call for more information or just show up. Visit www.MyFodaFamily.org or contact Caroline at (540) 316-9221 or My FODAFamily@gmail.com
Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. This is a fun and engaging program designed to help children develop the early literacy skills they need to be ready to learn to read when they enter Kindergarten. Stories, songs, puppets, and games make this a fun time for all. Children attend with a parent or other caregiver. Children are encouraged to attend in their pajamas. No registration required!
Program: Mendelssohn, Bloch, Debussy, Franck & Ravel
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Memory Cafe for individuals with early-stage dementia and their family/friend caregivers are invited to share social time together at Country Cookin’ in the Southgate Shopping Center at 2:30. Alzheimer’s Disease information will be available. For more information contact Bonnie at 547-4824.
Meetings are held each Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Culpeper County Library. All ages and all skill levels welcome, even those who have never played. Come learn a new skill! For information about this and other programs, please feel free to call the Library at (540) 825-8691.
Graduate Charlottesville is teaming up with Habitat for Humanity to make fall fun and philanthropic. Join us outside on Sheepdog Café’s patio for pumpkin carving and cider tastings from Castle Hill Cider, Blue Toad Hard Cider, and Bold Rock Hard Cider. Enjoy a flight of cider, scrumptious bites from Sheepdog Café and a pumpkin to carve for $10 (free for hotel guests). 20% of the proceeds from this event will be donated to support the 5th Annual Habitat for Humanity Rake-A-Thon. All attendees will receive free valet parking.
Join us at NSLM as Carol C. Mattusch, Mathy Professor Emerita of Art History at George Mason University, compares modern riding, tack, and philosophy with that of the ancient Greeks.
$5 admission, free to NSLM members. Please RSVP to Anne Marie Barnes, the Clarice & Robert H. Smith Educator, at ABarnes@NationalSporting.org, 540-687-6542 ext. 25
PETER PAN AUDITIONS
Auditions for Broadway’s musical version of PETER PAN presented by the Center for the Arts’ Pied Piper Theatre will be held Friday and Saturday, October 27 and 28 (callbacks Oct. 29) at the Center for the Arts at the Candy Factory, 9419 Battle Street, Manassas, VA. Young actors, singers, and dancers ages 8-18 are needed for over 40 roles, including Peter Pan, Wendy, Hook, pirates, Indians, lost boys, and many more characters from Neverland. Three performances are scheduled at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on January 20-21, 2018. Auditions are by appointment only by calling the Center for the Arts at 703-330-2787. Rehearsals will be held Tue/Thu/Sat. How to Audition classes are also offered 10/23-26 for those that would like to hone their audition skills. Audition information and requirements are available at www.center-for-the-arts.org. Directed by Kelly Glyptis, Peter Pan, the musical, is based on the play by Sir J.M. Barrie with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, additional lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green, music by Morris Charlap, additional music by Jule Styne. Originally directed, choreographed & adapted by Jerome Robbins.
Join us for a glass of your favorite wine, a Indian food pairing and fabulous live music by bluegrass duo Davis Bradley.http://narmadawinery.com
Free genealogy workshop in Warrenton set for Oct. 28
A Genealogy Workshop sponsored by the Fauquier Court House Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution with the Culpeper Minutemen Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Warrenton Presbyterian Church, 91 Main Street (at the Fifth Street entrance). This workshop is free, open to the public and lunch will be provided. The speaker, Yvonne Liser, will present “Specialty Lineage Research: Helping Prospectives with African American Heritage.” Also featured will be classes on family history research and resources, and personal assistance will be available for questions on your family history. There is no charge, however, you must make reservations by Oct. 25. Space is limited. Contact Cat Schwetke, DAR Genealogy Consultant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540-272-8802.
During Fall Farm Days’ History Weekend, step back in time and see history come to life. Stroll through the Historic Area buildings and interact with our living historians, get a taste of hearth cooking, watch the blacksmiths at work at the forge and take a tour of Mount Bleak House. Discover the stories of the people who shaped the landscape at this historic family farm.
In addition to history-themed programs, we also offer live music, a children’s play area, delicious food and drinks for sale, and, of course, the pick-your-own pumpkin patch.http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/park-events-list?srchloc=SK&eventtype=all&BDate=02/25/2017&EDate=02/25/2018
It’s that time of year again! The leaves are changing, the harvest is in, and we’re celebrating the season with a party! We’ll have rollicking great live music from Scuffletown from 1-5pm, the Bavarian Chef food truck will be here (come hungry!), vineyard tours, and more. Come join the fun! No cover.https://www.ducardvineyards.com
Bald Top Brewing Co and Rural Madison Inc. are proud to present the 2017 Hops & Homestead Festival, featuring an assortment of Bald Top Brewing Co. craft beers, local seasonal produce, baked goods, handmade crafts, homesteading and agricultural demonstrations, live entertainment, food, and children’s activities. This 1 day festival is a family oriented event designed to promote the rural nature of Madison County and surrounding areas.http://www.ruralmadison.org