Jefferson Ruritan dinner and meeting

Jefferson Ruritan Club will hold its monthly dinner and meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at the Jeffersonton Baptist Church Fellowship Hall (behind the church), 18498 Springs Rd. in Jeffersonton.

There is no cost to attend and all are welcome. Fellowship will start at between 6:30 p.m. and delicious light dinner served at 7:00 followed by a short program. The Jefferson Ruritan Club is a local community service organization helping our community to be a better place. For information about the Jefferson Ruritan Club, call 540/937-5119 or see JeffersonVaRuritanClub.org.

Free hip hop

step class

Join exercise instructors Heather Boggess and Sharon Steele for a free, fun-filled Hip Hop Step class taking place 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Aug. 16 at Powell Wellness Center, 1005 Golf Dr. in the town of Culpeper.

The community is welcome to attend. Register by contacting PWC fitness manager Patrice Barklund at 540/445-5395 or pbarklund@culpeperwellness.org.

Health Matters: Lower back pain

The latest, free installment of Health Matters will be held at noon on Aug. 13 in the conference room at Powell Wellness Center, 1005 Golf Dr. in the town of Culpeper.

Chris Gettle, a physical therapist at Culpeper Medical Center Rehabilitation, will speak about treating and preventing lower back pain. The event is open to the community. For information, contact 540/445-5395 or pbarklund@culpeperwellness.org.

Somerset Steam & Gas Pasture Party vendors sought

The 43rd Annual Somerset Steam & Gas Engine Association Pasture Party will be held Sept. 13-15 at Fairfield View Dairy, 14349 Blue Ridge Turnpike in Somerset, Orange County.

Applications are now being accepted for crafters, flea markets and vendors. For information, contact 540/672-3429 info@somersetsteamandgas.org or see somersetsteamandgas.org.

Carver homecoming and exhibit opening

The George Washington Carver Regional High School Alumni Association will host a homecoming and exhibit opening 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 28 at the Carver Center, 9432 James Madison Highway in Culpeper County.

The new exhibit in the 4-County Museum at the Center is called, “Athlos,” Greek for athletics. To be unveiled at 1:00 p.m., the exhibit will feature highlights from the 20-year history of Carver football, baseball, track, and baseball, as well as its coaches, cheerleaders and marching band. The exhibit will remain on view through mid-February, 2020.

The day’s homecoming festivities will feature food vendors, music, vintage car show, and more. The events are free and open to the public. For information, contact Hortense Hinton-Jackson at 540/308-5014 or see gwcrhsaa.org.

Free grief counseling

Spiritual Care Support Ministries offers support groups, counseling and special events for those experiencing the death of a loved one, divorce and chronic illness at its offices, 76 West Shirley Ave. in Warrenton. Services are free. For upcoming events and times, visit scsm.tv or call 540/349-5814.

Denny Laine

concert sells out

A free evening of songs and stories by Denny Laine, a founding member of The Moody Blues and Wings, will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 30 in the Library of Congress Packard Theater in Culpeper. The free tickets were reserved within days, and the show is essentially sold out.

A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Laine is a premier English songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who was lead singer of The Moody Blues from 1964 to 1966. He co-founded Wings with Paul McCartney, and performed with the rock group for a decade.

With The Moody Blues, Laine opened for Jimi Hendrix in London and with Wings, won the Grammy Award for “Band on the Run” from the 1974 album. Throughout his career, the musician has worked with various members of The Beatles, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Cream, The Hollies and more. Though tickets for the local concert are sold out, people can show up early on Aug. 30 at the theater to get on stand-by. The Packard Campus is located at 19053 Mount Pony Rd. in Culpeper County.

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