2018’s “First Man” will screen for free at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in the LOC Packard Theater in Culpeper in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.


Memorial Day church service

10 a.m. at the Wayland Baptist Blue Ridge Association, 15044 Ryland Chapel Rd. in Rixeyville as part of the final service of the 130th Annual Session celebration with a sermon by Association 1st Moderator the Rev. Dr. Bernardo Snipes, pastor at Greater Faith, Culpeper and Moderator’s Address by the Rev. Ludwell Brown, Sr.

Superhero Extravaganza

10:30 a.m. to noon at the Culpeper Library is a drop-in event for all ages. Make superhero masks, scratch art, popsicle stick puppets and enjoy a snack. Registration not required. 540/825-8691.

Manna Ministry

Offers free lunch for anyone 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Culpeper Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, 215 S. Main St. 540/825-8616.

VFW Friday Night Bingo

At Post 2524 in Culpeper. Doors open at 5 p.m., play starts at 6:45. Guaranteed $1,000 jackpot. Less than 100 players pays $90/game; 100 and more players pays $100/game. Two progressives. Upstairs and downstairs seating in non-smoking facility. Burgers and hot dogs for sale. No children younger than 6, please. 540/825-3424.

Moonshine tastings free of charge

6 to 8 p.m. at the ABC Store in Southgate Shopping Center in the town of Culpeper. Can’t make it out to Belmont Farm Distillery? They’re bringing the farm to you.

Exchange Hotel Ghost Tour

7 p.m. to midnight at the historic hotel and museum in the town of Gordonsville. Investigate the paranormal at this site where scores of men died during the Civil War. $25 per person at or at the Exchange Hotel Facebook page. Hgiexchangehotel@

‘The Wages of Fear’

7:30 p.m. in the Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd. in Culpeper. In a squalid South American oil town, four desperate men sign on for a suicide mission to drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerin over a treacherous mountain route in this 1953 film. As they ferry their explosive cargo to a faraway oil fire, each bump and jolt tests their courage, their friendship, and their nerves. The result is one of the greatest thrillers ever committed to celluloid, a white-knuckle ride from France’s legendary master of suspense, Henri-Georges Clouzot. This French-Italian production stars Yves Montand and is based on the 1950 French novel Le salaire de la peur (The Salary of Fear) by Georges Arnaud. No reservations taken. Free. Request ADA accommodations at 202/707-6362 or


Lake Pelham Adventures Free Day

7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Ole Country Store & Bakery on U.S. Route 29 in Culpeper. The town and store are partnering to offer complimentary use of more than 45 watercraft on site including kayaks, family kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards and paddle boats.

Culpeper Downtown Farmer’s Market

7:30 a.m. to noon in the parking lot at East Davis and Commerce streets.

Madison County Fair

8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on the fairgrounds behind Madison County High School. Smooch-A-Steer, garden tractor pull, bucket baby show, Mountain Music, carnival rides, concessions, face painting, live music by Jessica Weaver, skydivers, demolition derby and more.$10 admission, $18 armband for rides.

Annual Butterfly Count

8:45 a.m. starting from the Rappahannock County Park. Carpool with count leaders from Old Rag Master Naturalists to various locations within Rappahannock for a butterfly census. Attendees should bug spray, sunscreen and water and wear sturdy shoes. Binoculars are encouraged for this public event. $5 per person.

Culpeper history book photo scanning session

10 a.m. to noon in the Wilderness Branch Library, 6421 Flat Run Rd. in Locust Grove. The Culpeper Star-Exponent is publishing a new community book with heirloom-quality pictures featuring life in Culpeper, Madison, Rappahannock, Fauquier and Orange counties from the mid-1800s to the 1930s. The newspaper is asking community members to share their photos for this unique project including street scenes, celebrations, community groups, people, industry, agriculture, and businesses.

Cedar Mountain Battlefield Tour

10 a.m. at the site in southern Culpeper County with parking at the Friends of Cedar Mountain Meeting House, 9465 General Winder Rd. A $10 donation is requested. All ages can learn about the August 9, 1862 encounter in which Confederate troops led by General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson prevailed over Federal troops led by General Nathaniel Banks at a cost of 3,800 men killed or wounded. or 540/727-8849.

Space Exploration Celebration

1 p.m. in the worship center at Culpeper Baptist Church to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first steps on the moon featuring music by the Piedmont Community Band of Windmore Foundation for the Arts and STEAM activities for children. Free.

Teen Snacks & Board Games

2 to 4 p.m. at the Culpeper Library for grades 6-12. Sign up in advance to play Forbidden Desert, Shadows Over Camelot, Tiny Epic Kingdoms, Apples to Apples, Taboo, Jenga or Pictionary. Cookies and gummy snacks served. 540/825-8691.

Meet Shenandoah’s Artist-in-Residence

1 p.m. at the Byrd Visitor Center in the National Park at a program presented by Lisa Lebofsky, a plein air painter from New York. Her residency in SNP runs through July 26.

Community event in the garden

4 to 10 p.m. in the Remington Community Garden, located across from Remington United Methodist Church at 150 W. Bowen St. in Remington. Water Wars, water games for kids and adults, food and entertainment and live music by Daniel Carter at 6 p.m. The evening will end with an outdoor screening of the movie, “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” Bring a lawn chair and friends. Free.

Founder’s Day Concert

5:30 p.m. at Verdun Adventure Bound in Rixeyville starting with a meet & greet in the Eagles Nest Conference Center at the event honoring founder Dr. Dave Snyder. Elvis impersonator Randoll Rivers and his band will perform at 7 p.m. and there will be refreshments for sale on site. Free admission.

Latin Beats in Taylor Park

6 p.m. at Taylor Park in the town of Orange featuring live music by Berto and Madeline Sales followed by Latin guitar duo Berto Sales and Vincent Zorn. Food and drink vendors on site. No pets, please. In case of inclement weather, the concert will move to The Market at Grelen.

‘First Man’

7:30 p.m. in the Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd. in Culpeper. Ryan Gosling stars as Neil Armstrong in this intimate account of the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. Told from Armstrong’s perspective (based on the book by James R. Hansen), the 2018 Universal film explores the triumphs and the cost—on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself—of one of the most dangerous missions in history. Directed by Damien Chazelle, the film features Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler and Corey Stoll in the supporting cast. Shown on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in which Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first two men to set foot on the lunar surface. Free. No reservations taken. Request ADA accommodations at 202/707-6362 or

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