Dragon

Tyler Bowyer, as Donkey, cowers in the presence of the dragon, played by Olivia Searle, during last week’s rehearsal for the Summer Stages production last weekend of “ Shrek The Musical Jr” at Culpeper County High School.

TODAY

Female farmers learning circle

8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at Historic Brackett’s Farm, 1790 Nolting Rd. in Gordonsville, Louisa County for women farmland or forest land owners in Spotsylvania, Orange, Culpeper and Louisa counties. Learning Circles provide women the opportunity to meet other landowners, share farm successes and challenges, discuss land goals and access advice and technical assistance to help implement conservation practices. The meeting will cover, “Conservation on My Land, Where Can I Find Help?” womenforthelandMD@farmland.org.

Veterans Resource Summit

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Culpeper Baptist Church, 318 S. West St. Learn about pensions, survivor’s pensions, aid and attendance and other veterans benefits offered in Virginia. Free free and open to the public. 540/829-6405 or 877/926-8300.

Jonathan Austin Magic & Juggling

10:30 a.m. at the Culpeper Library as part of Summer Reading. Seating is first come, first served for this free program.

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.

Transportation interruption

Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services transportation will not operate on Friday, June 14 due to an Employee In-Service Training.

Music in the Park

5:30 p.m. at Hoover Ridge Park in Madison County featuring The Worx. Food, wine and beer for purchase and activity area for children with games and a bounce house. $20 admission with 11 and younger free. Blankets and chairs are permitted along with outside food. No outside drinks or pets. musicintheparktheworx.eventbrite.com

Culpeper Fest 2019

4 to 8 p.m. at Germanna Community College’s Daniel Technology Center. Indoor and outdoor exhibits, giveaways, free health screenings, demonstrations, live music by alumni of Culpeper Has Talent, fire trucks, rescue squads and EMT vehicles on display as well as a photo booth and face painting. Admission is free with a ticket from culpeperfest.com or $5 at the door. culpeperchamber.com/culpeperfest/

Grow Your Own Vegetable Garden

5 p.m. at The Carver Center, 9433 James Madison Highway in Culpeper County for the final class in the series on trellising/staking and moisture management. $10. 540/727-3435 ext. 355 or ashawn6@vt.edu.

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.

‘Penrod and Sam’

8 p.m. in the Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd. in Culpeper as part of the “Mostly Lost 8” film identification workshop. This 1923 silent film, based off of the beloved Booth Tarkington novel, highlights the friendships, dalliances, and hardships of childhood. Directed by William Beaudine and starring Ben Alexander, Joe Butterworth, Buddy Messinger, Rockliffe Fellowes, and Cameo the dog. With live musical accompaniment by Ben Model.

SATURDAY

Piedmont Area Soapbox Derby

7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Paul Bates Raceway, 10388 Carol Anne & Andrews Landing, off of U.S. 522 in Culpeper. Stock, Super Stock, Masters, Super Kids. $40 race fee. sheila@pasbd.org or 540/229-4714 The rain date is Sunday.

Culpeper Downtown Farmer’s Market

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

Madison Farmer’s Market

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

Gypsy Food Truck Festival & Flea Market

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises, 10220 James Monroe Highway. Hosted by Jane of All Trades, the event Festival will offer handmade, handpicked, hand-painted items, games, food, music and more followed at 7 p.m. with the Gypsy Tent Revival. gypsywagonjane.com/gypsy-flea

USDA food distribution

9 to 11 a.m. at Culpeper United Methodist Church, 1233 Oaklawn Dr. in the town of Culpeper. Food is distributed based on income and household size. The Culpeper Connector provides transportation to and from the church.

Free admission to Shenandoah National Park

In honor of Park Neighbor Day, an annual event held on the third Saturday of June to honor neighbors who live in the counties and gateway communities surrounding the Park. A Neighbor Appreciation Festival at the Byrd Visitor Center will be held 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to stop by to see exhibits displayed by park neighbors showcasing wonderful amenities including places to eat, stay and play. There will be local musicians playing every hour. The event will be held rain or shine, but will be cancelled in the event of extreme weather.

Civil War medical living history event

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ellwood Manor on the Wilderness Battlefield in Orange County. Demonstrations, tours and presentations. fowb.org.

Battlefield Tours at Cedar Mountain

10 a.m. with parking at the Friends of Cedar Mountain Meeting House, 9465 General Winder Rd. in Rapidan, off of U.S. 15 south of Culpeper. A $10 donation requested. info@friendsofcedarmountain.org or 540/727-8849.

Juneteenth Celebration

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at James Madison’s Montpelier in Orange County. Co-sponsored by the Orange County African American Historical Society and the Arts Center in Orange, the cultural event is a chance to honor ancestors while celebrating African American art, history, food, music, faith, family and freedom. The day will begin with a traditional African libation ceremony at the enslaved community cemetery led by Baile’s African Drum Works, followed by a procession to the main tent at the David M. Rubenstein Center. Live performances by the Boys & Girls Club of Orange, Odyssey of Soul, Adwela & the Uprising, Freedom of Swing, and Shady Grove Men’s Choir. The day will also feature living history reenactors: Harriet Tubman, U.S. Colored Troops 23rd Regiment, culinary historian Leni Sorensen, Women of the Civil War, blacksmith Jamal Hall, and hands-on history activities.. Vendors will be selling a variety of items that include traditional African clothing, herbal teas, pork rinds, sweets, lotions, soaps and more.

MAD Cats yard sale

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 13737 Inlet Rd. in Culpeper to benefit Madison Community Cats, also known as MAD Cats, a nonprofit, all volunteer run organization provides low cost spay & neuter services for cats in Culpeper and Madison counties. Patmadcats4@gmail.com.

Culpeper Minutemen Chapter Meeting

11 a.m. at Luigi’s Italian Restaurant in Southgate Shopping Center in the town of Culpeper for an ala carte lunch and featuring guest speaker will be Sally Humphries, author of “Unsung Heroes of the American Revolution.” At 2 p.m., the group will gather at the Culpeper Minutemen marker, on the back side of Yowell Meadow Park, for a ceremony honoring the original Culpeper Minutemen.

400th Anniversary of Africans in America history event

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sky Meadow State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane in Delaplane, Fauquier County. From separation of families during slavery in the mid-1800s, to children without local schools in the mid-1900s, the park’s history is rich in stories of African Americans’ experiences in the Crooked Run Valley. Join staff and volunteers for special tours of the park’s Historic Area to see, hear, taste, and touch these stories. Tours begin every half hour at the front porch of Mount Bleak House. $10 entrance fee per car. 540/592-3556.

Windmore Presents Seussical Jr.

11 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the Anne Marie Sheridan Amphitheatre at Verdun Adventure Bound, 17044 Adventure Bound Trail, Rixeyville. Get tickets at at Windmorefoundation.org or at the gate.

Community Art Show & Sale

Noon to 5 p.m. at Remington United Methodist Church, 150 W. Bowen St. in Remington followed by the Community Garden Gala. RCArtShow@gmail.com

Habitat for Humanity House Dedication

3 to 5 p.m. at the home site off of Blue Ridge Avenue on West Spring Street.

Teen Snacks and Tabletop Games

2 to 4 p.m. at the Culpeper Library for grades five through 12. The Library owns many games, such as Apples to Apples, Taboo, Pictionary, Climate Evolution, Forbidden Desert, Betrayal in the House on the Hill, and Scrabble. Feel free to bring your own games to share. Snacks served. Registration required at 540/825-8691.

Memories of Elvis

2 p.m. at the Orange American Legion Hall, 341 Newton St. featuring Steward Chapman as the King. $15 in advance on EventBrite or $20 at the door with proceeds to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Doors open at 1:30 for general admission seating. dellis5949@yahoo.com or 540/854-6283.

Orange Ribs & Brews Festival

4 to 10 p.m. on Short Street next to the Depot in the town of Orange. Juicy ribs, cold beverages and live music by opener Billy & the Back Beats and headliner Apple Butter Soul Band. Free admission. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at Lakeland Farm. theoda.org or 540/672-2540.

Lignum Ruritan Shrimp Dinner

5 to 7 p.m. at the clubhouse, 20489 Gibson Rd. in Lignum. 540/718-5130 or 540/825-2157.

Thunder in Orange Truck & Tractor Pull

7 p.m. at the Orange County Fairgrounds, 14501 Old Gordonsville Rd. with Dragon Motorsports featuring some of the biggest truck and tractor pull classes on the East Coast. $15/adult, $5 for children ages 6-12. Children 4 and younger get in free to the event supporting the Orange County Fair, June 19 -22.

‘Dangerous Maid’

8 p.m. in the Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd. in Culpeper as part of the “Mostly Lost 8” film identification workshop. set in 17th century revolutionary England, 1923 silent film follows a family of rebels (Constance Talmadge and Marjorie Daw) in their fight against the authorities. Directed by Victor Heerman, this comedy-drama also stars Conway Tearle, Morgan Wallace, and Charles Gerrard.With live musical accompaniment by Andrew Simpson.

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