Fireworks

Fireworks explode over the Town of Culpeper during the annual Independence Day celebration.

TODAY

Cavalier Classic

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Commonwealth Park, 13246 Commonwealth Parkway, off of U.S. Route 522 South in Culpeper County. Hunter and jumper horse show jumping competition in the heart of Virginia’s horse country. Free parking and free admission Wednesday – Sunday.

Farm Show

9 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises, 10220 James Monroe Highway. Annual agricultural tradition highlights local youth’s hard work and involvement in 4-H. Today, there will be a dairy goat show at 9 a.m. followed by a cobbler contest at 12:30 p.m. and live music at the pavilion from 5 to 10 p.m. Free admission. Cmrfarmshow.com

Snakes Alive!

10:30 a.m. at the Culpeper Library as part of summer reading fun. Visit with non-poisonous snakes and other reptiles while learning about some of nature’s most misunderstood creatures. No registration necessary; seating first come, first-served. 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.

Momma’s Hemp ribbon cutting

5:30 p.m. at 146 N. Main St. in downtown Culpeper. Join owner Devin Pullen as he celebrates the opening of the CBD shop offering hemp derived products. 540/321-4341 or mommashempshop.com

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, the entire facility is non-smoking. Burgers and hot dogs for sale at the grill. No children younger than 6, please. 540/825-3424.

‘Pete Seeger & Friends on Rainbow Quest’

7:30 p.m. in the Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd. in Culpeper. This video compilation is culled from the independently produced folk music series hosted 1965-66 by Seeger, who talks to and performs with the Clancy Brothers, Tom Paxton, Elizabeth Cotten, Jean Ritchie, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Malvina Reynolds, New Lost City Ramblers, Doc Watson with Clint Howard and Fred Price, Richard and Mimi Farina, the Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys, Donovan, Reverend Gary Davis, Theodore Bikel, Judy Collins, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Mississippi John Hurt, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Johnny Cash and June Carter. The show was only broadcast in the NYC area on stations on WNJU and WNDT and most of the footage has not been seen since the show aired. No reservations taken. Free. Request ADA accommodations at 202/707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov

SATURDAY

Culpeper Downtown Farmer’s Market

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

Cavalier Classic

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Commonwealth Park, 13246 Commonwealth Parkway, off of U.S. Route 522 South in Culpeper County. Hunter and jumper horse show jumping competition in the heart of Virginia’s horse country. Free parking and free admission Wednesday – Sunday.

Madison Farmer’s Market

8 a.m. to noon in Hoover Ridge Park.

Farm Show & Family Fun Day

9 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises, 10220 James Monroe Highway. Today’s highlights will include a goat milking demo at 9 a.m., an open pet show at 11 a.m. in the sale ring, family fun day activities 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Hi-Horse Cloggers at 2 p.m., Womanless Beauty Contest at 5:30 p.m., and live music by A New Shade of Blue until 10 p.m. Free admission. Cmrfarmshow.com

Culpeper Literacy Council volunteer tutor training

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the literacy council offices, 415 S. Main St., Suite #204. Lunch provided. culpeperliteracy.org/volunteer or 540/825-5804.

Kids Count Butterflies

10 to 11:30 a.m. at Waterpenny Farm, 53 Waterpenny Lane in Sperryville. Children aged 6 and older and their parents or guardians are invited to join the Old Rag Master Naturalists for a hands-on experience learning about pollinators, native plants and counting butterflies. Free. Participants should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Pre- butterflycount2019@gmail.com

‘Dinosaur’

2 p.m. in the Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd. in Culpeper. This computer-animated adventure film from 2000 produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation tells the story of Aladar, an orphaned Iguanodon, who grows up in the care of a group of lemurs. When a meteor shower appears, Aladar and his lemur “family” flee their homeland and seek safety. While on the run, Aladar encounters other dinosaurs for the first time. While the characters in “Dinosaur” are computer-generated, most of the backgrounds are live-action and were filmed in a number of locations including Canaima National Park in Venezuela and Angel Falls. Free. No reservations taken. Request ADA accommodations at 202/707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov

‘Summertime’ art exhibit opening

3 to 5 p.m. at the Middle Street Gallery, 325a Middle St. in Little Washington. The all-member show will spotlight its two newest members, painters Fae Penland and Carol Iglesias.

Baptist Association 130th Annual Session grand pre-opening

4 p.m. at the Wayland Blue Ridge Center, 15044 Ryland Chapel Rd. in Rixeyville featuring the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Mass Choir of Spotsylvania and keynote speaker, Bishop Herbert H. Jackson of Life Changing Church in Temple Hills, Maryland. Mrs. Annie Taylor will be recognized for serving as the Association Choir Director for more than 50 years. The public is welcome.

Pickin’ Party

Doors open at 5 p.m. at the Sumerduck Ruritan Club, 5335 Sumerduck Rd. Dinner at 6 p.m. with music to follow.

‘The Bad News Bears’

7:30 p.m. in the Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd. in Culpeper. Walter Matthau stars as the grumbling, beer-guzzling Morris Buttermaker, a former minor-league pitcher roped into coaching a Southern California Youth Baseball League team made up of rejects—the League’s worst players in this 1976 Paramount film. Realizing the team is nearly hopeless, he recruits a couple of unlikely prospects: sharp-tongued Amanda (Tatum O’Neal), a skilled pitcher who is the 12-year-old daughter of one of Buttermaker’s ex-girlfriends, and Kelly (Jackie Earle Haley), a cigarette-smoking, Harley-Davidson-riding troublemaker who happens to be a gifted athlete. The screenplay by Bill Lancaster, son of actor Burt Lancaster, was winner of a Writers Guild of America award. The success this underdog comedy from director Michael Ritchie almost single-handedly spawned the kids’ sports film boom of the 1980s and ‘90s. Free. No reservations taken. Request ADA accommodations at 202/707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov

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