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Culpeper Community Calendar

The Culpeper Community Calendar lists events sponsored by non-profit groups. Please include contact information and submit items by noon Friday two weeks in advance. E-mail Ray Finefrock at rfinefrock@timespapers.com
All area codes are 540 unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, Dec. 13
• Fairfax Masonic Lodge No. 43 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, chartered Nov. 17, 1794 meets 7:30 p.m. second Thursday; Masonic Temple, 209 East Davis St., Culpeper; 825-8535.
• "Goldeneye" James Bond teams up with the lone survivor of a destroyed Russian research center to the stop the hijacking of a nuclear space weapon by a fellow agent believed to be dead. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean and Judi Dench. Color, 130 minutes. Free at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre, 19053 Mt. Pony Road, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations preferred, but not required: 827-1079, ext. 7994 or (202) 707-994 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• Emerald Hill Elementary School chorus and band concert in the gym, 7 to 8 p.m.
• Eastern View High School winter concert for choir and drama, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
• STARS meeting at the Culpeper Middle School library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
• Coffee and Conversation, every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. For those who are discouraged from illness, bereavement, caregiving or with a loved one deployed in the military. Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Non-denominational, free. Info.: scsm.tv or: 349-5814.
• Community prayer, 12 to 12:30 p.m. Join to pray for requests that have been given to the Spiritual Care Support Ministry center. If you have an have a need, there is an opportunity during this time for us to pray for you. Non-denominational, free. Held at Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Info.: scsm.tv or: 349-5814

Friday, Dec. 14
• Mindfulness discussion group. Discussion on how to live a happier, more productive life. Culpeper County Library conference room each Friday, beginning at noon. Info.: happy2day2morrow@gmail.com
• Friday Walk-in Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs, activities and more. No registration necessary. For children and their caregivers.
• "The City of Lost Children" A demented scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams. Starring Ron Perlman and Judith Vittet. Color, 112 minutes. In French with English subtitles. Free at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre, 19053 Mt. Pony Road, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations preferred, but not required: 827-1079, ext. 7994 or (202) 707-994 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• Pearl Sample Elementary School winterfest, 5 to 8 p.m. Crafers, Santa Claus, games
• A.G. Richardson Elementary School Family Movie Night at Workshop, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 15
• Wreaths Across America ceremony takes place at Culpeper National Cemetery starting at noon. Wreath laying begins at 9:30 a.m. for those who would like to help. Contact 540-825-5866 or Chair of the Project Paul Domingoes at 571-237-1203

• "Heidi" An 8-year-old Swiss orphan is taken from her beloved mountain-dwelling grandfather to live in a wealthy household in Germany as a companion to a spoiled disabled girl. Starring Shirley Temple and Jean Hersholt. Black and white, 88 minutes. Free at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre, 19053 Mt. Pony Road, beginning at 2 p.m. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations preferred, but not required: 827-1079, ext. 7994 or (202) 707-994 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ" In this silent spectacle based on the novel by Lew Wallace, a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend. He regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. Directed by Fred Niblo. Black and white, 129 minutes. Free at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre, 19053 Mt. Pony Road, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations preferred, but not required: 827-1079, ext. 7994 or (202) 707-994 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• Third Saturday at the Museum of Culpeper History from 10:30 to noon. Cost is $3 per child and one parent is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult who must stay for the whole program. All supplies are provided. For ages 6 to 10. Learn about Christmas customs and make a natural ornament for the kid's tree at the museum and take an ornament home as well.

Sunday, Dec. 16
• Worship services at Reformation Lutheran Church, 509 S. Main St., at 8 and 11 a.m. With Sunday school for all ages at 9:45 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated at all worship services. Info.: 825-1376
• Worship service at Providence Bible Church, 17211 Greens Corner Road, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. with Sunday school for all ages beginning at 9 a.m. Info.: 825-4715 or visit: providencebible.org
• Worship services at Amissville United Methodist Church, 14760 Lee Highway, are at 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Info.: amissvilleumc.com
• St. Luke Lutheran Church worship at 10 a.m. Mid-week Bible Study on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.
• Bread of Life Deliverance Ministries, nondenominational, 405 Sperryville Pike. Cll: 727-0041. E-mail: boldministries08@gmil.com. Service times: Sunday: 10:30 to12:30; Bible study Wednesday, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
• St. Luke Lutheran Church holds worship each Sunday at 10 a.m. At 9 a.m. there are Sunday School classes for all ages. Info.: 825-8358 or 276-698-7653 or visit: www.stlukesculpeper.org.
• Worship services at Mountain View Community Church are at 9:15 and 11 a.m. The church is located at 16088 Rogers Road, behind Brusters. Christmas semon series titled: "He Will be Called ..." Info.: www.mountainviewcc.net or 727-0297. Christmas Eve services are at 5 and 7 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 17
• Floyd T. Binns Middle School Winter Extravaganza Art Show, 6:30 to 7 p.m.
• Floyd T. Binns Middle School Winter Extravaganza Choir and Band Concert, 7 to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 18
• Bedtime Storytime is 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Family-oriented programs feature stories, rhymes, songs and activities. Children are encouraged to attend in their pajamas and to bring a favorite stuffed animal. No registration necessary. For children and their caregivers.
• Reva Volunteer Fire and Rescue has bingo every Tuesday at 18230 Birmington Road, Culpeper, in a smoke-free hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner sales start at 5:30 p.m. Early bird starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by regular bingo at 7 p.m. Info: 540-825-7555.
• Senior worship at 1 p.m. at Reformation Lutheran Church, 509 S. Main St. Holy Communion is celebrated at all worship services. Info.: 825-1376
• Pre-School Storytime (ages 3 to 5) at 10:30 a.m. and toddler storytime (ages 2 to 3) at 10:30 or 11:15 a.m. at Culpeper County Library. Stories, songs, finger plays, coloring and activities.
• Culpeper County High School Christmas choir concert in the auditorium, 7 to 9 p.m.
• Chronically ill support group. Food, fellowship and encouragement. From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Fauquier Hospital Bistro Restaurant, Warrenton. Non-denominational, fee. Sponsored by Spiritual Care Support Ministries, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Info.: scsm.tv or 349-5814.

Wednesdasy, Dec. 19
• Junior Chess Club, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Culpeper County Library meeting room; lessons available for beginners.
• St. Luke Lutheran Church Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. at the church, 1200 Old Rixeyville Road. The group is studying seven practices of discipleship and worship as central to the Christian life. All welcome. Questions or info.: 825-8358 or www.stlukesculpeper.org
• Itsy Bitsy Baby Storytime at Culpeper County Library. First and third Thursdays. At 10:30 a.m. For babies birth to 2 years of age. Baby songs, nursery rhymes, finger plays, stretching exercises and short books will be shared. No registration necessary.
• "Infant Care" seminar at Culpeper Regional Hospital, Beck House, 550 Sunset Lane from 7 to 9 p.m. A registered nurse will teach expectant moms and dads what to anticipate with the birth of their baby. Preregistration required: $20/couple. Visit: culpeperhealth.org or call Maureen Rogers: 829-4116.
• Bereaved parent support group, Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. One-on-one counseling with Jo Ballengee available at Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Non-denominational. Free. Info.: scsm.tv or 349-5814.
• Advent service at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 1200 Old Rixeyville Road, beginning at 7 p.m. Info.: 825-8358
• Amateur astronomer Myron Wasiuta at Culpepr County Library. Meet in front of the library betweeen 6 and 8 p.m. to talk to Wasiuta and look through his telescope. Info.: 825-8691.

Thursday, Dec. 20
• Itsy Bitsy Baby Storytime at Culpeper County Library. First and third Thursdays. At 10:30 a.m. For babies birth to 2 years of age. Baby songs, nursery rhymes, finger plays, stretching exercises and short books will be shared. No registration necessary.
• Coffee and Conversation, every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. For those who are discouraged from illness, bereavement, caregiving or with a loved one deployed in the military. Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Non-denominational, free. Info.: scsm.tv or: 349-5814.
• Community prayer, 12 to 12:30 p.m. Join to pray for requests that have been given to the Spiritual Care Support Ministry center. If you have an have a need, there is an opportunity during this time for us to pray for you. Non-denominational, free. Held at Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Info.: scsm.tv or: 349-5814
• "A Christmas Story" An Indiana schoolboy in the 1940s dreams of getting a Red Ryder air rifle for Christmas. Starring Darren McGavin. Color, 94 minutes. Free at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre, 19053 Mt. Pony Road, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations preferred, but not required: 827-1079, ext. 7994 or (202) 707-994 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Friday, Dec. 21
• Mindfulness discussion group. Discussion on how to live a happier, more productive life. Culpeper County Library conference room each Friday, beginning at noon. Info.: happy2day2morrow@gmail.com
• Culpeper County Public Schools early dismissal (1 p.m. elementary, 1:30 p.m. secondary)
• "It's A Wonderful Life" An angel shows a compassionate, but desperate, businessman what life would have been like if he never existed. Directed by Frank Capra. Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore. Black and white, 130 minutes. Free at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre, 19053 Mt. Pony Road, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations preferred, but not required: 827-1079, ext. 7994 or (202) 707-994 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• Early dismissal for students (elementary, 1 p.m.; secondary 1:30 p.m.)

Saturday, Dec. 22
• "Remember The Night" New York assistant district attorney John Sargent, feeling sorry for Lee Leander, the cynical shoplifter he is scheduled to prosecute after the Christmas break, pays her bail. After learning that Lee is from Indiana where he is about to drive to visit his mother for the holiday, he offers to drop her off at home. Circumstances decree that Lee go with John instead, where she falls in love -- both with John and his welcoming family. Starring Barbara Stanwyck and Fred McMurray. Black and white, 94 minutes. Free at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theatre, 19053 Mt. Pony Road, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations preferred, but not required: 827-1079, ext. 7994 or (202) 707-994 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Sunday, Dec. 23
• Worship services at Reformation Lutheran Church, 509 S. Main St., at 8 and 11 a.m. With Sunday school for all ages at 9:45 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated at all worship services. Info.: 825-1376
• Worship service at Providence Bible Church, 17211 Greens Corner Road, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. with Sunday school for all ages beginning at 9 a.m. Info.: 825-4715 or visit: providencebible.org
• Worship services at Amissville United Methodist Church, 14760 Lee Highway, are at 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Info.: amissvilleumc.com
• St. Luke Lutheran Church worship at 10 a.m. Mid-week Bible Study on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.
• Bread of Life Deliverance Ministries, nondenominational, 405 Sperryville Pike. Cll: 727-0041. E-mail: boldministries08@gmil.com. Service times: Sunday: 10:30 to12:30; Bible study Wednesday, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
• St. Luke Lutheran Church holds worship each Sunday at 10 a.m. At 9 a.m. there are Sunday School classes for all ages. Info.: 825-8358 or 276-698-7653 or visit: www.stlukesculpeper.org.
• Worship services at Mountain View Community Church are at 9:15 and 11 a.m. The church is located at 16088 Rogers Road, behind Brusters. Christmas semon series titled: "He Will be Called ..." Info.: www.mountainviewcc.net or 727-0297. Christmas Eve services are at 5 and 7 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 24
• Christmas Eve services at Little Fork Episcopal Church in Rixeyville, beginning at 5 p.m. Children's program will feature a reenactment of the birth of Christ by all children who wish to participate. No rehearsal; costumes provided. Contemporary Holy Communion candlelight service at 8 p.m. traditional Holy Eucharist at 11 p.m. Info.: 937-4306.
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