Fill a Stocking for local teens
University of Virginia Community Credit Union invites community members to “Fill a stocking” with gifts for teens age 13 to 17 who may not otherwise receive presents during the holidays.
Items can be dropped off at the Culpeper and Warrenton branches through Dec. 11. Stocking stuffer ideas include CDs, DVDs, video games, gift cards, disposable cameras, headphones, hats or gloves and bath/body care products. Once collected, the Salvation Army will distribute the gifts to qualifying teens in the area.
The Kids of Windmore present: ‘The First Leon’
The young people of Windmore Foundation for the Arts will perform, “The First Leon: Uncovering the True Meaning of Christmas,” at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15 at Culpeper Baptist Church, 318 S. West St.
Since Leon discovered that his name spelled backwards is Noel, he wants to be part of the annual Christmas pageant, But he is the only one who doesn’t get a part. Join the fun at this holiday performance to uncover the true meaning of Christmas.
Holiday food drive at Gray Ghost
Gray Ghost Vineyards is sponsoring a special holiday food drive to benefit the Culpeper Food Closet and Rappahannock Food Pantry.
The community is invited to help the winery surpass last year’s 3,000 pound record. All non-perishable food and monetary donations qualify donors for a drawing to receive free tickets to one of Gray Ghost’s events. The winery is located at 14706 Lee Highway in Amissville. For information, see grayghostvineyards.com or contact 540/937-4869.
Be a Local Hero fundraiser
The Team Jordan suicide prevention and support coalition will host its annual fundraiser 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 4 at Pepper’s Grill in Culpeper.
Admission is free so all are welcome to grab a friend or neighbor and come out for fun evening to support a great cause. There will be food, live music and a deejay, silent auction, raffle prize battle table and the $10,000 grand prize raffle drawing. All 300 tickets for the big drawing have been sold.