Culpeper Library Book Store sale

The Culpeper Library Book Store will be selling grocery-size paper bags full of books for $5 starting Monday through Oct. 20. For $10, fill up a canvas Friends of the Library bag as part of this special sale.

What kind of books? There are cookbooks, hobby books, history books, biographies, and all kinds of fiction. Children’s books, too, and they come in many shapes and sizes: board books, picture books, chapter books.

The Book Store is open Monday—Thursday 11-1 p.m. and 5-7 p,m.; Fridays 11-1 p.m. and Saturdays 11-2 p.m. Book store hours will be extended on Saturday, Oct. 20, with special reduced prices from noon to 2 p.m.

Candlelight Vigil

The ex-wife of the D.C. sniper will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Candlelight Vigil, sponsored by the Culpeper Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Task Force.

Mildred Muhammad will be the special guest at the free awareness event at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the lower-level worship center at Culpeper Baptist Church. Her ex-husband, John Allen Muhammad, killed 10 people and injured three along with accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo during a several-week murder spree in 2002 that terrorized the Washington, D.C., area. He was executed in 2009.

The task force annually sponsors the candlelight vigil as part of awareness month in October. Refreshments will be served.

Howl-O-Ween Paw-ty

A free pet-friendly Halloween party will be held noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Northern Fauquier Community Park, 4155 Monroe Pkwy. in Marshall.

There will be costume contests for the kids and dogs, Moon Bounce, magician, blow-up obstacle course, music by Crescendo Music, K-9 Demo by the Fauquier County Sherriff’s Department, caricature drawing, arts and crafts, face painting and ice cream (for sale). Bring your blanket and chairs and make a day of enjoying the park. For information, contact 540/422-8580.

Regional commission meeting

The Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission will hold its regular meeting at 1 p.m. on Oct. 24 at the commission offices, 420 Southridge Parkway, Suite 106, in Culpeper.

Agendas and associated materials are available one week in advance of the meeting at the RRRC offices and online at

‘Navigating the Maze of Caregiving Options’ seminar

Virginia AARP and Culpeper Aging Together are hosting a free seminar on caregiving options for senior citizens from 10 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Culpeper Baptist Church, 318 S. West St.

Speakers will provide info on in-home care, skilled home services, assisted living, memory care, palliative care, hospice and “Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate.” Keynote speaker Matt Paxton, formerly of TV’s ‘Hoarders,” will address decluttering and caregiving in a practical and humorous way. Event will include box lunch, gift bag and giveaways.

RSVP required at 877/926-8300 or register at

Regional job fa


More than 20 businesses will be recruiting local candidates at a regional job fair hosted by Virginia Career Works from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at Germanna Community College’s Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper.

Germanna will have a virtual welding machine on hand, along with information about apprenticeship programs. A special unveiling of the new “Virginia Career Works” logo will be held at 11 a.m. along with words from Stephanie Boynton, executive director of Virginia Career Works—Piedmont Region.

Daniel Technology Center is located at 18121 Technology Dr. For information, contact

Historic Lantern Tours of Culpeper

The Museum of Culpeper History will host a lantern tour of downtown Culpeper at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, with a focus this year on Davis Street. For information, call the museum at 540/829-1749. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for children and $10 for museum members.

Spirits of

the Graffiti House

Enjoy treats and ghostly stories with Culpeper Paranormal as part of the Spirits of the Graffiti House event taking place 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the historic site, 19484 Brandy Rd., in Brandy Station.

Culpeper Paranormal will display equipment and share findings from various locations at this free and family friendly program. Raffle tickets will be sold for an investigation at the Graffiti House on a date to be announced. For information, see

Rotary Club of

Culpeper raising funds t

o eradicate polio

The Rotary Club of Culpeper is seeking community support to end polio in advance of World Polio Day on Oct. 23.

Rotary is an international community that brings together leaders who step up to take on the world’s toughest challenges, locally and globally. The eradication of polio is one of Rotary’s longest standing and most significant efforts.

Along with our partners, Rotary has helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against polio in 122 countries. The group has reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide and won’t stop until the disease is forever gone.

It costs about 60 cents to immunize a child. To support the effort, make checks payable to Rotary Club of Culpeper ATTN: POLIO, P.O. Box 2146, Culpeper, VA, 22701.

For information, contact

CCHS class reunion

The Culpeper County High School graduating class of 1998 Culpeper County is excited to announce its 20th year class reunion from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Nov. 10 at Pepper’s Grill in Culpeper.


ppalachian Trail stories

Lauralee Bliss will speak about her adventures hiking more than 4,000 miles on the Appalachian Trail at a special presentation at 10 a.m. on Oct. 20 at the Culpeper Library.

Bliss walked the trail from Georgia to Maine with her then 14-year-old son, and from Maine to Georgia as a solo hiker. She is the author of, “Mountains, Madness, and Miracles: 4,000 miles of Appalachian Trail Stories,” in which she compares the adventure to life’s journey, encountering the miraculous through the numerous challenges she faced. The Friends of the Culpeper County Library are sponsoring the free event.

Quilt show

Soul Stitchers will hold a quilt show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Old Norman School House, 14096 Norman Rd., in Culpeper. Free admission and demonstrations. All are welcome to come view a collection of large, medium and miniature quilts.

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