Vintage Hitchcock:

A Live Radio Play

Spies, murder, suspense, love and other trademarks of legendary film director Alfred Hitchcock will come to life in “A Live Radio Play” by the Stageworks Theatre Program of Windmore Foundation for the Arts.

The first two performances will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18 at the Jewell Tone Music Black Boxx, 201A N. Main St. in the town of Culpeper. The play will be presented again at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 and Sunday, Aug. 25 at Prince Michel Winery in Leon in the Barrel Room, which is handicap accessible.

The cost of each performance is $15 per person. Tickets for the Prince Michel event can be purchased at and there is a link on Windmore’s site to purchase tickets for the Jewell Tone venue. Refreshments will be available at both sites.

A Live Radio Play is a triple feature, complete with vintage commercials, that recreates a daring train chase, a serial killer’s ominous presence, and a devastating explosion through the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring.

MAD Run 4 Miler and Kids MAD Dash

The MAD Run 4 Miler and Kid’s MAD Dash returns Aug. 24 for the 10th year to gorgeous Hebron Lutheran Church Road in Madison County. The event will start promptly at 7:45 a.m.

Awards will be given for the top male and female runners along with tons of amazing door prizes so be sure to stick around until the end for a chance to win. Parking will be available behind Hebron Lutheran Church. After 7:20 a.m., participants should enter the parking area from Blankenbaker Road since Hebron Church Road will be closing for the event.

There will be a free Kid’s MAD Dash also starting at 7:30. To register a child, send an email to with names and ages. Interested in being a sponsor or donating a door prize? Contact The cost of the race is $25 per runner or walker with registration available at www.madrun4miler.


Floral Design

The Culpeper Garden Club will offer a program “Inspired Floral Design” at 2 p.m. on Aug. 15 at Culpeper United Methodist Church on Oaklawn Drive.

Each member will bring an arrangement that is inspired by a favorite picture of a greeting card, photo or painting. There are no rules and no judgment. Refreshments will be served at 1:45 p.m. For information about the club, contact 540/937-3545.

Culpeper County Parks & Recreation Fall Activities

Upcoming county parks & rec programs will be mailed out in The Culpeper Quarterly are are now online. Register online now or by phone or in person at the office starting Monday.

Fall activities will a include a Bus trip to New York City on Dec. 7. Also available are karate classes, volleyball & basketball for adults (including co-ed), pickleball, tennis & golf lessons, Sunday Funday a free program for 7-12 yrs, Painting & Drawing classes for ages 1yr – Seniors, Home school karate & art classes and rock band lessons.

Sign up for cake decorating, quilting, sensory play for toddlers, life casting, square foot gardening, hydroponics, French language lessons, weed walk with a master herbalist, vegan cookie swap, kids art & mindfulness, introduction to meditation and CPR/ADE & First Aid certifications.

Culpeper County Parks & Recreation is also offering Child & Babysitting Safety certification, fitness classes: Zumba, Hot Hula, Transform, Strong30, Yoga, Tai Chi & Cardio Kickboxing, Introduction to Carrier oils, horseback riding (ages 4+) and dog obedience classes. For information, contact 540/727-3412 or The office is located at 131 N. Main St.


Job Readiness

A Job Readiness Workshop will be held 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, August 13 at the Culpeper Library.

Sponsored by Virginia Career Works, the Culpeper Center and GoodSkills Literacy Corps, the event will include resume and cover letter assistance, mock interviews with feedback, job fair etiquette and interview attire, information on computer and career training and career software demos.

The workshop will help participants prepare for the Regional Job Fair, happening 1 to 3 p.m. on Aug. 20 at the Culpeper Library. For information, contact 540/212-4570.

Culpeper PD ‘Amazing Citizen’ nominations

Chief Chris Jenkins and the Culpeper Police Department will be recognizing an “Amazing Citizen” at every Combined Neighborhood Watch meeting, beginning Aug. 22.

These Amazing Citizens are people who go above and beyond making Culpeper better, who work behind the scenes or quietly with no public recognition, according to a news release. The PD wants to recognize and honor these people and needs the community’s help.

Residents are encouraged to submit nominations for the award. The only requirements are that the person nominated is currently working to better Culpeper and is not a member of the Culpeper Police Department. The nominee can be part of an organization or group whose work extends past Culpeper.

Send nominations directly to Jenkins at or through the mail to Culpeper Police Department c/o Chris Jenkins 740 Old Brandy Rd. Culpeper, VA 22701. With the nomination, explain who the nominee is and why they are an Amazing Citizen.

Nominations will be accepted on a continual basis. The PD’s Command Staff will review the nominations and select one person be recognized at each Combined Neighborhood Watch meeting held every other month.

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