Research your ancestors, and other Culpeper events

by | Sep 12, 2017 | Culpeper, Events

Grantseeker Training: Introduction to Corporate Giving
Wednesday, September 13 2-3 pm
Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Ctr

Basic Grantseeker Training and free Live Webinars of particular interest to those new to the grantseeking process, on the basics of grant writing. The webinars are approximately 60 minutes long.

FREE, registration is not required however, groups of five or more should call in advance to ensure seating space.


Researching 18th Century Local Ancestors with Julie Bushong
Thursday, September 14 11 am-12:30 pm
Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Ctr

Finding information on ancestors in early Virginia can be challenging. Join Julie Bushong for an informative session on the resources available in the Local History Collection of the Culpeper County Library that should aid in tracking down that elusive local ancestor.

FREE, Space is limited, but registration required. Please call early to register at 540-825-8691.


Fall Friend-zy and Open House
Thursday, September 14 4-7 pm
Homeconomics, 155 East Davis St

LatchKey Mercantile and Homeconomics are joining forces and will be hosting a fall friend-zy open house. Free hot cider and spicy treat will be available to get you in the fall spirit. 20% off fall decor and 15% off all other items, excluding marked downs.


A Night of Colonial Ice Cream Fun
Thursday, September 14 5-6:30 pm
Museum of Culpeper History, 113 Commerce St

Come to the Museum for a night of Colonial fun followed by ice cream. Grandparents are encouraged to bring their grandchildren for a belated Grandparents Day celebration.

Admission to the Museum and program is $10 for up to four people and each person after this is $3 each. Children under 2 are free.

Please RSVP by phone at 540-829-1749 or via email at [email protected]

Flying Luck
Thursday, September 14 7:30-9:30 pm
Packard Campus Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd

This comedy stars Monty Banks who will do anything to learn to fly an aeroplane. After building his own doesn’t go so well, he winds up enlisting in the Army. During basic training, Monty falls in love with the Colonel’s daughter, tangles with a mean drill sergeant and is mistaken for a visiting French dignitary.



Friday, September 15 12:30-2 pm

Joimove is participating in International Babywearing Dance Day, a volunteer-led initiative created by the founders of Coolmumzdancin, Groovaroo and Joimove International to raise awareness about the benefits of babywearing, babywearing dance and happiness through dancing in communities around the world.


Contact Kailey McNeil at [email protected]; https://www.babywearingdanceday.com/

Culpeper Fiesta
Friday, September 15 6-10 pm
Depot District, 111 South Commerce Street

The 14th Annual Culpeper Fiesta is underway. There will be music, food, and dance. Walgreens will again offer free flu shots. There will also be kids’ activities, free health screening tests, lots of other community information, but mostly, there will be a party.

FREE, but a small fee for food


Slapstick Divas
Friday, September 15 7:30-9:30 pm
Packard Campus Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd

Steve Massa, a leading enthusiast of silent comedy, presents a series of shorts based on his latest book “Slapstick Divas: The Women of Silent Comedy.”


CulpeperRocks Workshop at the Farmers Market
Saturday, September 16 8 am-12 pm
Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market, Parking Lot at the Corner of East Davis and North Commerce St

CulpeperRocks will have a booth set up at the Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market and a signup sheet with 4 different available time slots. Sign-ups will be offered on a first come, first serve basis with room for 10 painters in each group. Groups will run on the hour starting at 8am and last group will take place at 11am. Each person will receive two rocks to paint and all supplies will be available for use. Each painting session will be 45 minutes long. Come out and support your community and help to spread joy. Rock on.



Culpeper Day
Saturday, September 16 10 am-4 pm
Culpeper Baptist Church Parking Lot, 318 South West St

Join us for a fun-filled day for the whole family. There will be live music and many activities for children, including a moon bounce and a petting zoo.



Art Jam: Koi Fish Watercolor Painting for Kids
Saturday, September 16 11:30 am-2 pm
K Art and Design, Inc., 121 West Locust St, Ste 105

Play and explore in this creative class! Learn watercolor techniques like washes and wax resist, while making a beautiful painting of koi fish swimming in a pond. Students will have the option to follow a guided drawing or the freedom to create their own unique drawing. All supplies will be provided.



Cover the Cruiser
Saturday, September 16 1-5 pm
Target Culpeper, 15341 Montanus Dr

Come help us to support the Special Olympics of Virginia. When you make a donation of any amount, you get to place a Special Olympics sticker on the cruiser of your choice. Officers from the Culpeper Police Department will be competing against Virginia State Police troopers to see who can cover their cruiser faster. There will also be Special Olympics t-shirts and hats on sale, with all proceeds being donated to the Special Olympics.



Art Jam: Expressive Watercolor Painting Workshop for Adults
Saturday, September 16 2:30-5 pm
K Art and Design, Inc., 121 West Locust St

The best way to learn to paint is to paint. Let’s jump in and work on a series of quick paintings designed to build your confidence. Learn tips on how to work from a still life and photographs, create depth, mix colors, explore papers, and have fun with this beautiful medium. No experience required, just enthusiasm. All supplies will be provided. Additional materials will be available for purchase.



Wine and Welcom Home – A habitat for Humanity Fundraiser
Saturday, September 16 4-9 PM
Mountain Run Winery, 10753 Mountain Run Lake Rd

Come out and enjoy some great wine while supporting Habitat for Humanity of Culpeper. In addition to wonderful wines, food will be available for purchase, FOUR bands will be playing throughout the day, and Habitat for Humanity will be running several raffles, prize drawings, and children’s activities.



Kids Night Out – Disney Descendants
Saturday, September 16 6:30-9:30 pm
Crossfit Culpeper, 115 Walters St

Come practice your tumbling, play fun games and join your favorite coaches for dinner & a movie! Pizza & Juice will be served for dinner. We will be watching Disney’s Descendants 2. Kids are welcome to wear their pajamas and bring a sleeping bag or blanket for the movie showing



The Temptress
Saturday, September 16 7:30-9:30 pm
Packard Campus Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd

Greta Garbo plays a wicked woman who has made a pastime out of breaking men’s hearts.



Dawson City: Frozen Time
Monday, September 18 7:30-9:30 pm
Packard Campus Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd

Dawson City: Frozen Time, pieces together the bizarre true history of a collection of some 500 films dating from 1910s – 1920s, which were lost for over 50 years until being discovered buried in a sub-arctic swimming pool deep in the Yukon Territory, in Dawson City, located about 350 miles south of the Arctic Circle.



Build a Better Career Toolkit
Tuesday, September 19 7-9 pm
Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Ctr

Join these classes sponsored by MPS, Culpeper Workforce Center and the Library as presenter Richard Smyth teaches you how to craft a great resume and cover letter, refine your interviewing skills, and practice public speaking through unique exercises. Four consecutive weeks to build your skills one at a time.



Culpeper Farm Tour
Saturday, October 7-Sunday, October 8
Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises, 10220 James Monroe Highway

The tour, a self-guided driving experience, can be started at the Welcome Center located at Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises on Route 29. The Welcome Center will play host to an antique tractor show, the Piedmont Railroaders and, on Saturday, a live poultry/small animal and equipment auction presented by Seymour Auctions. Stop by to experience this authentic farm event. Pick up your brochures and giveaways at the Welcome Center too before you head out to meet your local farmer.The tour, a self-guided driving experience, can be started at the Welcome Center located on Route 29. The Welcome Center plays host to an antique tractor show, the Piedmont Railroaders and on Saturday, a live poultry/small animal and equipment auction presented by Seymour Auctions. Enjoy the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the country on farms in the beautiful Blue Ridge foothills. There will be 18 farms, ag-related businesses and events on this year’s tour. Pick up your brochures and giveaways at the Welcome Center too before you head out to meet your local farmer.



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