Gen. George Washington, portrayed by George Beckett of Northumberland County, addresses the crowd assembled on the courthouse lawn during the July 4 patriotic demonstration hosted by the Culpeper Minutemen Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Back to School Event

Slims Movement will host a Back to School Event 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 4 in the old school house at 14096 Norman Rd. in Culpeper.

This event will feature donations of school supplies, book bags and lunch boxes. There will also be activities for children, photography, music, a bouncy house, haircuts, food trucks, vendors and more. Participating children are asked to bring their school supplies list. For information or to contribute to this good cause, contact 540/522-4484 or chasnicolewhite@gmail.com

Adult Mental

Health First Aid

Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services will host another free session of its informative Adult Mental Health First Aid training class 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 22 in the community room at the Culpeper Police Department, 740 Old Brandy Rd.

This course will teach participants how to help someone experiencing a mental health or substance-abuse related crisis. The session will cover risk factors and warning signs, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, resources, depression and mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, panic attacks, suicidal thoughts or behaviors, overdose, drug withdrawal and reaction to a traumatic event. Each participant will receive a training manual and lunch will be provided. For information, contact knickson@rrcsb.org or 540/321-8795.


of Montpelier

James Madison’s Montpelier in Orange has opened a new exhibit in the visitor center titled “Mysteries of Montpelier.”

This exhibit will put visitors into the shoes of museum curators. Showcasing artifacts that have been found across Montpelier’s 2,650 acres, the exhibit will answer questions of the past and tell the stories of who lived at Montpelier, what they ate, how they dressed, and more.

This exhibit will show how Montpelier has changed throughout time with a wide range of artifacts, including Native American spear points, Dolley Madison’s slippers, a bayonet from the gun of a Confederate soldier and bowling pins from the duPont bowling alley, among other items. For information, see montpelier.org.

Shakespeare at

the Ruins returns

Shakespeare is returning to the Barboursville Ruins July 12-27. Tickets for “Shakespeare at the Ruins: A Midsummer Night’s Dream” are on sale on the Four County Players’ website. Visit fourcp.org for information, including how to get tickets, how to purchase a picnic basket and what happens if it rains.

Culpeper PD seeking “Amazing Citizen” nominations

Chief Chris Jenkins and the Culpeper Police Department will be recognizing an “Amazing Citizen” at every Combined Neighborhood Watch meeting, beginning August 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 CJenkins@culpeperva.gov 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.


Summer Activities

Culpeper County Parks & Recreation still has lots of summer activities open for registration.

They include: Lenn Park Discovery Camp for ages 5-8; Preschool Swimming Lessons for ages 3-5; Drama Camp for Teens; Intro to Running; Little Tigers Karate Camp; Recreation Gym (free); Rock Band Lessons; Uses of Lavender; Figure Drawing; Zumba; Hot Hula; Dog Obedience—“Come” & loose leash walking workshop; and Poetry & movement. For details and to register, see www.CulpeperRecreation.com

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