Cedar MT

Visitors to the Cedar Mountain Battlefield Saturday afternoon listen to a presentation about the lives of soldiers during the Civil War.

The Reflex at Third Thursday this week

The Reflex will headline the final Third Thursday Summer Concert of this season this week down at the Culpeper Depot.

The throwback fun will run 5 to 9 p.m. on August 15 with this ‘80s tribute band reliving the sound, vibe and look of the decade’s mega-bands and one-hit wonders. Hairspray is optional.

Advance tickets are $5 per at Pepperberries, Museum of Culpeper History and Oak View National Bank, 450 James Madison Highway. Admission at the gate is $7 at the gate for 21 and older. Kids get in free for the summer concerts sponsored by Culpeper Renaissance Inc.

Picnic baskets welcome, but no pets or coolers. Food and beverages will for sale on site and there will be a moon bounce and games in the Kids Corner. The final concert on August 15 will feature The Reflex, an 80s tribute band.

For information, contact 540/825-4416 or crievents@culpeperdowntown.com or see culpeperdowntown.com.

Culpeper Farm Tour volunteers needed

Love the great outdoors and life on the farm? Volunteering for the upcoming Culpeper Farm Tour could be a perfect fit.

The Farm Tour Committee is recruiting folks to volunteer for the Culpeper Farm Tour happening Sept. 21 and Sept. 22 at sites around the county. Volunteers are needed to meet with farm friends and visitors during two shifts on each day – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers working a three-hour shift will receive a free t-shirt and the satisfaction of supporting local agriculture.

To volunteer, contact Lori Loy at 540/727-3410 or lloy@culpepercounty.gov. For information about the upcoming tour, see CulpeperFarmTour.com.

VDOT installs new Culpeper crosswalk

for school safety

Just in time for the start of school in Culpeper County, the Virginia Department of Transportation has finished installing a new crosswalk at the intersection of Route 694 (Ira Hoffman Lane) and North Ridge Boulevard. The safety improvements include a marked crosswalk and a set of flashing beacons to alert drivers to pedestrians, according to a news release.

Pedestrians intending to cross the road should push the button near the crosswalk to activate the flashing beacons and wait to cross the road until it is safe to do so. State law requires drivers yield the right of way to pedestrians in a crosswalk.

With most public schools in the Culpeper District returning to class this week, VDOT reminds motorists to be on the lookout for increased pedestrian and bus traffic.

Traffic must stop for school buses with red flashing lights and a stop sign extended. Motorists must remain stopped until the bus begins to move again. Drivers do not have to stop if the bus is traveling in the opposite direction on a divided highway with a median or barrier. If drivers encounter a bus with yellow flashing lights, drivers should be prepared to stop.

Blues Festival

A Blues Festival, featuring multiple acts, will be held 7 to 9:30 p.m. this Sunday, August 18 in the Anne Marie Sheridan Amphitheatre at Verdun Adventure Bound, 17044 Adventure Bound Trail in Rixeyville.

Get ready for one of the summer’s last outdoor concerts at the scenic site. Attendees can bring lawn chairs and picnic baskets and get ready to enjoy a night of blues. The Legendary Nighthawks will be joined on stage by the Dear John’s Blues Band, Bryan Jacobs and Remington Steel. Enjoy some tasty eats from Garnished Affair and wine from Magnolia Vineyards. For information, contact 540/937-4920.

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