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Date:October 24, 2014

History on Wheels:  Soap Box Derby Track Day

The Museum of Culpeper History is presenting History on Wheels and the The Opening of Sitting in Your Soap Box: A Short History of the Soap Box Derby in Culpeper Virginia, from 1949 to present on Sunday, Oct. 26, fro noon to 4:30 rain or shine. It will be held at Paul Bates Raceway at 14017 Laurel Valley Place, Culpeper VA (next to Transfer Station, off Rt. 522)
Free for kids, 7-17; $25 for adults to take a run down the track
And then come over to The Museum of Culpeper History at 113 S. Commerce Street (depot) from 5:30-7:30 p.m, for wine, sodas and nibbles, and the opening of the new exhibit. Free.

NOTE: at 5:00pm, if it isn’t raining, the 1949 soap box car will proceed down Rt. 522 to Main Street to the Museum of Culpeper History. Come out from 5pm to 5:15pm and line the streets to welcome Jesse Yowell’s car “home,” as it rides to its new location at the Museum!
Location: The Depot, 113 S. Commerce Street
Date:Sunday, October 26, 2014
Time: Noon - 4:30 p.m: Rain or Shine
Cost: Free for kids, 7-17; $25 for adults to take a run down the track

Free College Essay Workshop

College applications can be stressful, but the essay portion doesn't have to be. Writing tutor and local author, Connie Dowell, will give you the tools to craft an outstanding essay. Yowell Meadow Park, Pavillion A, Oct. 25, 10:30 a.m. Space is limited. Call 229-292-8427 or email cgbdowell@gmail.com
Connie Dowell
to register.

Location: Yowell Meadow Park, Pavillion A
Date:Saturday, Oct. 25
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Cost: Free

Free College Essay Workshop

College applications can be stressful, but the essay portion doesn't have to be
Location: Yowell Meadow Park, Pavillion A
Date:Saturday, Oct. 25
Time: 10;30 a.m.
Cost: Free

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church - “History Tour”

In celebration of our 200th Anniversary on Nov. 2nd, St. Stephen's is offering a complimentary History Tour of the church and grounds on Friday, Oct. 10th at 3:00 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 14th at 3:00 p.m. Both tours will begin at the entrance to the church. Please call the parish office for more information or visit the website.
Location: St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 115 N. East St., Culpeper, VA 22701
Date:October 10 & November 14, 2014
Time: Friday, Oct. 10th at 3 p.m., and Friday, Nov. 14th at 3 p.m.
Web site: www.ststephensculpeper.net

Peaks of Otter Winery - “Peak Foliage Open House”

Enjoy breathtaking views to our farm. Sample apples and fresh cider, along with our Fruit of the Farm wines. Enjoy visiting our many farm animals. You may bring your own glass, purchase a souvenir glass or taste out of a free plastic cup. Picnic and visit The National D-Day Memorial, Bedord Museum and Poplar Forest while you are here.
Location: Peaks of Otter Winery, 2122 Sheep Creek Road, Bedford, VA 24523
Date:October 10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,24,25,26,29 and November 1,2,7,8,9,10, 2014
Time: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Web site: www.peaksofotterwinery.com

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church - “Gentle Yoga Classes”

Gentle Yoga classes, open to everyone. Every Thursday at 1:30 pm in room 401 at St. Luke Lutheran Church. The price of admission is applesauce/or fruit cups for our Power Pack Program or any non-perishable food item for the Culpeper Food Closet.
Location: St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 1200 Old Rixeyville Road, Culpeper, VA 22701
Date:October 9, 2014
Time: Every Thursday at 1:30 p.m.
Cost: Price of Admission - applesauce/or fruit cups
Web site: www.stlukesculpeper.org

Blandy Experimental Farm - “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction”

Presented by Shell Fischer, Mindful Shenandoah Valley. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction was featured on Time Magazine’s cover this year. MBSR helps you establish your own unique practice and teaches you techniques that reduce physical and emotional stress and increase well-being. Join us on Mondays beginning Oct. 6 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. for this eight-week program in the Blandy library. For those 16 and older. This program is co-sponsored by the Foundation of the State Arboretum and Mindful Shenandoah Valley. Reservations are required - Space is Limited. For more information or reservations call 540-542-6139 or visit online at www.mindfulvalley.com.
Location: The State Arboretum of Virginia, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA 22620
Date:October 6 - November 24, 2014 (Mondays)
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Web site: www.mindfulvalley.com

Liberty & Grace Reformed Church of Culpeper, VA - MOVING TO NEW LOCATION

Liberty and Grace Reformed Church and Theological Seminary of Culpeper, Virginia is moving to a new meeting place. Beginning Sunday, October 5, 2014, worship services will be held at the Culpeper Christian Community Center. The church, established more than thirty years ago and pastored by Dr. Steven Dilday, adheres to the historic reformed faith of the early church and the Reformation as taught in the Bible and expressed in the 1646 Westminster Standards. The hope is that the new location will open new opportunities for Christian ministry in the community and make participation in the Reformed faith more readily accessible.
Location: Culpeper Christian Community Center, 118 N. East Street, Culpeper, VA 22701.
Date:October 5, 2014
Time: Worship Services 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 6 p.m.
Web site: libertyandgracereformed.org

Jefferson Ruritan Club - “Jefferson Ruritan Turkey Shoots”

Now in its 28th year, this is the longest running Turkey Shoot in the area. This is a fund-raising event: the premier source for this organization. It converts patron target shooting fees into community service donations; 100% of proceeds go to scholarships, and local public service organizations and charities. Operators are thoroughly trained; guaranteed fair competition; women and teens have successfully competed here; great target practice for the hunting season; ideal training opportunity for young and new shooters; fellowship and civic support. Thousands $$ worth of beef, turkey, ham and other food items will be awarded. Free targets as door prizes. Snack bar every night. Range is 30 yards. Following national trends to protect water sources, Winchester 12-gauge steel #7 shot, is supplied as part of target fees. Steel shot can be used safely in any gun with choke designated ‘modified’ or larger. For both safety and fair competition, other designations, or barrels tighter than 0.69”, may not be used. All barrels/chokes gauged on site. Max 36-inch barrel length; no scopes. For more information, call or go to the website.
Location: Jeffersonton Community Center, 5073 Jeffersonton Road, Jeffersonton, VA 22724
Date:October 3 - December 5, 2014 (Every Friday)
Time: Beginning at 7 p.m.
Web site: www.jeffersonvaruritanclub.org

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