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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

Parenting Cooperative Program - “Positive Parenting Techniques for Healthy Youth Development”

This 12 hour program covers 12 topics: physical punishment, setting limits, using consequences, listening to understand, dealing with anger, challenging behaviors, parenting tools that nuture, prevent & guide, attention, developing respect, teaching responsibility, monitoring tips, and parenting siblings. For advance payment, make payment to Jennifer McCauley and mail to Parenting Cooperative Program, P.O. Box 1321, Madison, VA 22727. Cash only when paying in-person. Terms: no childcare available, payment is due in full by start-date, if class is canceled, payment is applied to a rescheduled session, there are no reimbursements for unattended classes, make-up classes are $50 per person, per class and when available, once registration is confirmed, registrant is responsible for full payment of the session for which he/she registered.
Location: Reformation Lutheran Church, 509 South Main Street, Culpeper, VA 22701
Date:October 20, 21, 23, 27, 28 & 29, 2014
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Cost: $150.00 per adult

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

Culpeper County Library to Participate in International Big Library Read Program

The Culpeper County Library announced today that it will be taking part in the Big Library Read program. Library card holders will be able to borrow and read the young adult fiction eBook or audiobook format of Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes, starting midday Monday, October 13 and concluding at midday Tuesday, October 28 (U.S. EST) by visiting www.cclva.org. This title was just released in September 2014, so participants will be among the first to read it. Patrons will be able to select a lending period of one or two weeks, which begins at the date of checkout. Big Library Read is an international program that gives libraries and library patrons unlimited simultaneous access to a popular title during the program dates, creating a virtual, global eBook club. Interested patrons will be able borrow Anatomy of a Misfit using a valid library card, and read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets, and Kindle® [U.S. Libraries] without worrying about wait lists or holds. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and best of all, there are no late fees! The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between OverDrive, the leading supplier of eBooks and more to libraries, and HarperCollins, publisher of Andrea Portes’ latest title. To borrow the eBook or audiobook version of Anatomy of a Misfit as part of Big Library Read, patrons can visit the Library’s website at www.cclva.org, then click on “Books, Books, Books”, then the icon for OverDrive, which will take you to the Blue Ridge Download Consortium. Simply sign in, here, with your valid library card, search for the book title and check it out!
Location: Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center, Culpeper, VA 22701
Date:October 13 - 28, 2014
Time: Starts midday Monday, October 13 and concludes midday Tuesday, October 28
Web site: www.cclva.org

Historic Exchange Hotel & Civil War Museum Halloween Events

Events will be held on October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26.
Location: Civil War Museum at the Exchange Hotel, 400 South Main Street, Gordonsville, VA 22942
Date:October 11,12,18,19,25,26, 2014
Time: Time to be determined
Web site: www.hgiexchange.org

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

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