Light snow falls Wednesday morning in downtown Culpeper.

Beginning Farmer: Whole farm planning workshop

Virginia State University Small Farm Outreach Agent Susan Cheek will teach an introductory course through the New, Beginning & U.S. Military Veteran Farmer and Rancher Program today from 9 a.m. to noon at The Carver Center, 9432 N. James Madison Highway in Culpeper County. The workshop is free and open to the public.

Whole Farm Planning puts beginning farmers in a good position to maintain or improve profitability while enhancing sustainability. Whole Farm Planning can also lead to protection and enhancement of the quality of soil, water, and other natural resources on and near the farm. More importantly, the planning process helps beginning farmers define long and short term goals. These goals can help improve the chances of a better quality of life at home and in your community.

For information, call the Small Farm Outreach Program Office at 804/524-3292 or Cheek at 804/ 720-5539 or

Packard Campus remembers Pearl Harbor Day

On Friday, the Library of Congress Packard Theater in Culpeper will observe the 77th anniversary of the surprise military strike against the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor that led to the United States’ entry into World War II with a screening of “Pearl Harbor,” the epic film from 2001.

The movie will screen for free at 7:30 p.m. in the theater, located at 19053 Mt Pony Road.

Winter Craft Fair

A Winter Craft Fair will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the cafeteria at Eastern View High School, 16332 Cyclone Way in Culpeper.

There will be various crafters and vendors participating as well as raffles, 50/50 and concessions. Santa will make an appearance from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To participate as a vendor, contact

Holiday Gift &

Craft Fair

A Holiday Gift & Craft Fair will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Fauquier Campus of Lord Fairfax Community College, 6480 College St. in Warrenton. The free public event will feature movies and crafts for children from noon to 3 p.m. and various vendors.

Sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, proceeds will be benefit student scholarships. For information, contact or 540/351-1546.

Santa Breakfast

The Salem Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual Santa Breakfast 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Santa will make an appearance to visit with the kids and to take photos.

Adults eat for $5 and children 10 and younger eat for $3. There will also be limited amount of crafters and vendors at the event at the stationhouse until 3 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa

The Jeffersonton Community Center will hold its monthly all you can eat Breakfast with Santa 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the center, 5073 Jeffersonton Rd. in Jeffersonton.

Santa will be on site 8:15 to 10:00 a.m. Children and families are welcome to enjoy a fun time with Jolly Ole Saint Nick and an excellent country breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage gravy, biscuits, fried apples, crepes, pancakes, pastries, orange juice and coffee. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 6-12, younger than six eats free. For information, contact 540/937-9979.

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