Morning prayer

8 to 9 a.m. every Thursday at Reformation Lutheran Church, 601 Madison Rd. in the town of Culpeper. All are welcome to come anytime during the hour using the church’s rear entrance.

Hampton Inn ribbon cutting

10:30 a.m. at 18411 Gate Rd. in Culpeper.

Coffee & Conversation

10 a.m. to noon Thursdays at Spiritual Care Support Ministries, 76 W. Shirley Ave. in Warrenton. Offering fellowship, encouragement, and hope through conversation with others, the community is welcome to come for a cup of coffee, tea, light refreshments and a place to sit and chat. or 540/349-5814.

Mother Goose Time

10:30 a.m. at the Culpeper County Library for newborns to age 23 months. Bouncing, hugs and kisses, tickle time and lots of rhymes at this one-book story time followed by 20 minutes of play. No registration necessary.

Al-Anon meeting

12:15 p.m. Thursdays at Amissville United Methodist Church, 14760 Lee Highway in Amissville.

Culpeper County Democratic Committee

1 to 4 p.m. office hours on Thursdays at 206 Main St., Suite 302 downtown. The public and members are welcome to stop in for up-to-date information, campaign materials, activities participation, and membership forms. Art by local artists is also for sale.

Germanna Community College Board meeting

3 p.m. in Room 225 at the Fredericksburg Area Campus, 10000 Germanna Point Dr. in Fredericksburg.

Living the Dream Foundation meeting

6:30 the meeting room at Culpeper Holiday Inn Express, Madison Road. All are welcome for light dinner and to learn how to help save lives. The group will hear a report on the recent community suicide prevention conference.

Culpeper County Planning Commission

7 p.m. in the county boardroom at 302 N. Main St.

8th Virginia in the Revolution program

7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Hitt Archaeology Center at the Germanna Foundation 2062 Germanna Highway in Locust Grove. Historian Gabe Neville will present on George Slaughter, a Captain of the Culpeper company of the 8th Virginia Regiment, originally designated “the German Regiment” by the Virginia Convention. Neville will discuss other Culpeper soldiers with Germanna connections and complete their stories by following them into the Tennessee and Kentucky post-war frontiers. 540/423-1700.

SMART Recovery

7:15 to 8:45 p.m. at the Culpeper County Library. Program is a leading, self-empowering addiction recovery support group, providing tools based on the latest scientific research. 540/729-5754 or

“…One Third of a Nation…”

7:30 p.m. in the Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd. in Culpeper. Adapted from a controversial play originally produced by the Federal Theatre Project (part of the WPA), this Depression-era film from 1939 contrasts the lifestyles of tenement dwellers with the existence of the upper class in New York City. Wealthy Peter Cortlant (Leif Erickson) learns that he has inherited a block of slum tenements. In one of these dwellings, a raging fire had crippled young Joey Rogers (future director Sidney Lumet). Cortlant meets the boy sometime after the fire and eventually falls in love with his older sister Mary (Sylvia Sidney). Film was shot in the New York slum district to give it the realism needed to convey its message. The title came from Franklin D. Roosevelt’s second inaugural address in which he stated “I see one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished.” No reservations taken. Free. Request ADA accommodations at least five days in advance at 202/707-6362 or Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

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