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Without funds, some riders’ trails will end

- Three years ago Carlos Diaz, a special education student at Forest Park High School, was extremely shy and withdrawn. Conversation did not come easily for him. Now, the senior high school student has joined the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and is up for a promotion to a leadership role. Diaz said he owes his success to therapeutic horseback sessions at Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center in Haymarket.

Washington sets timeline for Olympics deliverables

- Leaders of a potential Washington 2024 Olympic bid briefed local authorities recently on the expected timeline in the process that would prepare the area to throw its hat in the ring to host the games. In August 2013, Washington 2024, the group preparing the bid, was immediately contacted by the United States Olympic Committee, according to John Powell, the director of government affairs and programs at Washington 2024.

Qarni gearing up for election – next year’s

- One could forgive Atif M. Qarni if he's looking past Tuesday's election for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Like most folks in Virginia political circles, the 36-year-old Beville Middle School math teacher certainly wants his favorites to win next week.

CyberPatriot draws security students

- On Friday, Oct. 24, Battlefield High School was packed with more than 60 students representing 14 different teams competing in a competition called CyberPatriot. Eleven of teams were from Battlefield High School, two teams from Bull Run Middle School and one team was from Ronald Reagan Middle School.

COLUMN:Call to Action -  Operation Turkey needs your help

- Happy Halloween, but just as important, Happy Thanksgiving to hundreds of families in our community. SERVE in Manassas needs your help with Operation Turkey! You can help several ways. Gather your friends, family and businesses to collect food items that can be dropped off on Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Nov. 13 and 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Manassas Adventist Prep School on Barrett Drive in Manassas. Volunteers are also needed on Nov. 16 to bring any extra food back to the pantry.

Enjoying Art

- The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery in Occoquan will display “Enjoying Art,” an exhibit featuring digital paintings by David and Jane Ernst of Springfield and hand-built pottery by Sherri Johnson of Fairfax. The exhibit will run through Dec. 1.

Craft fair to raise funds for fire department

- The Holiday Home and Craft Fair will be held on Nov. 15 at 3510 James Madison Hwy. in Haymarket from 1 to 6 p.m. There will be door prizes, food and shopping. The event is fundraiser for the Evergreen Fire Department and Rescue Center.

Trampoline arena to open in Manassas

- Rebounderz Manassas, an indoor trampoline arena, plans to open in late October with a grand opening celebration on Nov. 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

‘He had a gun;’ Witness recounts seeing domestic violence murder

- Deflated balloons and wilting flowers adorn the stairway in front of Jessica Leigh Wilson's Bristow home a week after her murder. Only the garbage can sits in the driveway where her life was cut short during a domestic related incident early Sunday morning on Oct. 19. An online memorial fund for her two children, Taylor and Marcellus Wilson-Toombs, is growing while they adjust to life with their father in a new home.

Getting connected

- It's one of the biggest local networking events of the year: The Prince William Chamber of Commerce's Connections 2014 event was held Oct. 23 at the Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center in Manassas

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Scaramouche plays Nov. 1
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October 31
Library of Congress Packard Theater Presents - “Halloween Double Feature” (Rated-R)*. The Company of Wolves (Cannon Film Distributors, 1984, R-rated *). Neil Jordan directed this dark and foreboding take on "Little Red Riding Hood" set in modern times. Rosaleen's (Sarah Patterson) grandmother (Angela Lansbury) tells her cautionary stories about innocent girls led astray by handsome men with heavy eyebrows and wolves howling at the full moon. This prompts Rosaleen to create her own fantasies about men and sexuality. David Warner and Stephen Rea co-star in the disturbing tale. Color, 95 minutes. Halloween Mystery Movie (R-rated *). This skin-crawling, R-rated horror film will begin at 9:30 p.m. *No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian for either film. Color, 97 minutes. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mt. Pony Road, Culpeper. Phone: 202-707-6362

Culpeper Downtown Trick-or-Treat Event. Culpeper Downtown Businesses invite all the little ghouls and goblins for a safe trick or treat experience on East Davis Street in Historic Downtown Culpeper from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Downtown Businesses will provide Halloween treats! Email: crievents@culpeperdowntown.com . Phone: 540-825-4416 . Website: www.culpeperdowntown.com

Downtown Trick or Treating in Orange, VA. An evening full of Halloween festivities for every one of all ages. The annual children’s downtown Trick or Treating starts at 4 p.m. Main Street is closed off allowing safe entertainment and candy giveaways to children of all ages. While the children are walking downtown they’ll be greeted by The Good Witch, The Scarecrow, The Wizard and Roxy the Clown. Cinderella will also be there with music, dancing and face painting. Some of the other things going on that day include a Child Safety Fair, Barrel Train Rides, and St. Thomas’s 12th annual Free Book Fair in Taylor Park, where church members dress in costume and distribute free books to the children. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Main Street in Downtown Orange. Phone: 540-672-2540 . Website: www.orangedowntownalliance.org

State Theatre Presents - “Eddie Money.” Starts at 8 p.m. State Theatre, 305 S. Main Street, Culpeper. Email: tix@culpepertheatre.org . Phone: 540-829-0292 . Website: www.culpepertheatre.org

Glass House Winery - “4th Annual Halloween Party with Toma Que Toma and Beleza”. No cover, open to the public. Theme - Duck/Duck Tape Costumes. Columbia Joe's BBQ Food Truck will be on site. 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Road, Free Union. Phone: 434-975-0094 . Website: www.glasshousewinery.com

The Paramount Theater of Charlottesville presents - “London’s National Theatre Live: Frankenstein”. National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankensteinreturns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand. Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation. The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world. Starts at 7 p.m. . The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main Street, Charlottesville. Phone: 434-979-1333 . Website: www.theparamount.net

The Jefferson Theater Presents - “Night of The Disco Dead Halloween Dance Party”. They. Won’t. Stop. Dancing. DJ Deke Shipp brings you Night of The Disco Dead presented by Hot 101.9, a Halloween dance party celebrating all things ghoulish... and groovy. Charlottesville’s biggest and best costume ball. You can expect diabolically cheap drink specials and devilishly good prizes for the most outstanding costumes. Ages 18+ and zombies are welcome!
Doors 9 p.m. The Jefferson Theater, 110 E. Main Street, Charlottesville. Phone: 434-245-4980 . Website: www.jeffersontheater.com

November 1

Montpelier Hunt Races. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. The Montpelier, 11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station. Phone: 540-672-0027 . Website: www.montpelierraces.org

Stevensburg Baptist Church - “Fall Festival.” Stevensburg Baptist Church is hosting a free community family fall festival (weather permitting) & yard sale (rain or shine). In addition to the yard sale there will be hayrides, pumpkin painting, a moon bounce, a rock climbing wall, games and a special door prize. Call for more information. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Stevensburg Baptist Church, 19393 York Road, Stevensburg. Contact Phyllis Inskeep . Phone: 540-399-1066

12th Annual Virginia Gourd Festival. Presented by the Virginia Lover's Gourd Society. This is a unique marketplace for anyone enjoying folk art and learning from the artisans themselves how to create gourd art. Admission is free. Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Richards Fruit Market, 6410 Middle Road, Middletown. Phone: 540-869-1455 . Website: www.richardsfruitmarket.com

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church - “Workshop with Charlottesville Artist Michael Fitts.” The Blue Ridge Art League is sponsoring a one day workshop. Michael will discuss the path he forged for himself to become a fine art professional, as well as demonstrate his methods, skills, and techniques. Each participant will begin to create their own original painting based on his teachings. Michael will be available for critique and instruction. Please invite your art friends. Registration is open now. Space is limited. 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 115 North East Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper. Contact Diane Zupancic . Email: zupancid@msn.com

Aging Together Presents - “Art of Aging Together 2014 Expo”. FREE event - presentations, demonstrations, sample products. Call or visit the website for more information. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Daniel Technology Center, 18121 Technology Drive, Culpeper. Phone: 540-829-6405 . Website: www.theartofaging.org

Washington Fire Hall - “10th Annual Artists of Rappahannock Studio & Gallery Tour.” The tour begins at the Fire Hall where you will be able to view representative artwork from all the studios and galleries and pick up a map with driving directions to all the locations. Admission $10 at the door covers both days. The tour takes you through the beautiful countryside of Rappahannock County. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Washington Fire Hall, 10 Firehouse Lane, Washington. Phone: 540-675-3615 . Website: www.washingtonvolunteerfireandrescue.com

Horton Vineyards - “Fall Cellar Tasting”. Taste 2012 & 2013 wines in the cellar and enjoy the fall colors in beautiful Orange County, Virginia. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. . Horton Vineyards, 6399 Spotswood Trail, Gordonsville, VA 22942 . Phone: 540-832-7440 . Website: www.hortonwine.com

Old House Vineyards - “Soup’s On.” Join us for home-made Fall soups around the Old House Hearth. 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Old House Vineyards, 18351 Corkys Lane, Culpeper. Phone: 540-423-1032 . Website: www.oldhousevineyeards.com

Library of Congress Packard Theater Presents - “Scaramouche.”(Metro, 1923). Rex Ingram directed this captivating adaptation of the romantic adventure novel by Rafael Sabatini, set during the French Revolution. Ramon Novarro stars as Andre, a law student who joins the revolutionaries after his friend is killed by a nobleman. In his adventures, Andre hides out with a troupe of actors while playing the role of the clown Scaramouche, becomes a famous swordsman and a member of the new government. Black & white, 124 minutes. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mt. Pony Road, Culpeper, VA 22701 . Phone: 540-827-1079 ext. 79994 or 202-707-9994 . Website: www.loc.gov

The Theatre at Washington, VA Presents - “Molasses Creek.” The high-energy acoustic group . . . with a captivating stage presence, elegant harmonies, blazing instrumentals, and a quirky sense of humor. Gary Mitchell, guitar, bass and vocals; Dave Tweedie, fiddle and vocals; Marcy Brenner, mandolin, banjo, guitar, bass and vocals; Lou Castro, guitar, resonator guitar, bass and vocals; Gerald Hampton, acoustic bass and mandolin. 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. . The Theatre at Washington, VA, 291 Gay Street, Washington, VA 22747 . Email: TheatreVA@aol.com . Phone: 540-675-1253 . Website: www.theatre-washington-va.com

State Theatre Presents - “Crowded Streets: A Tribute to the Music of the Dave Matthews Band”. All individual ticket prices include a $1.00 Historic Preservation Fee. Crowded Streets bring world-class musicians. Starts at 8 p.m. State Theatre, 305 S. Main Street, Culpeper. Email: tix@culpepertheatre.org . Phone: 540-829-0292 . Website: www.culpepertheatre.org

November 2
Narmada Winery - Live Music - “Robin Limon”. 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Narmada Winery, 43 Narmada Lane, Amissville. Phone: 540-937-8215 . Website: www.narmadawinery.com

Trump Winery - Hot Air Affair: Ballooning at the Winery. Celebrate the end of another harvest season by taking in the fall foliage with a tethered hot air balloon ride over our vines and 1,300 acre estate. Join us at the Trump Winery Pavilion for an afternoon of live music, award winning wine and unforgettable views of the vineyard. A gourmet picnic menu is available for pre-order and wines will be available by both the bottle and glass, featuring a special cocktail of our Cru and spiced apple cider. 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Trump Winery Barn, 100 Grand Cru Drive, Charlottesville. Phone: 434-984-4855 . Website: www.trumpwinery.com

November 4

Virginia's General Election. Be sure and vote. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

UVA Culpeper Hospital - “Diabetes Support Group.” Will be held in the UVA Culpeper Hospital Boardroom. Registration: Not required. For more information, call 540-829-8867. 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. . UVA Culpeper Hospital, 501 Sunset Lane, Culpeper, VA 22701 . Phone: 540-829-8867 . Website: www.uvaculpeperhospital.com

November 6
UVA Culpeper Hospital - “Joint Camp.” Will be held in the UVA Culpeper Hospital Conference room. Open to anyone who is considering a joint replacement or is scheduled for a joint replacement. Taught by the UVA Culpeper Hospital orthopedic nurse practitioner, this class has demonstrations and instructions by a pre-op nurse, physical and occupational therapists, and an anesthesiologist. To register, visit our website at uvaculpeperhospital.com or contact Brenda Austin at 540.829.4283 or baustin@culpeperhospital.com. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. . UVA Culpeper Hospital, 501 Sunset Lane, Culpeper, VA 22701 . Phone: 540-829-4283 . Website: www.uvaculpeperhospital.com

Library of Congress Packard Theater Presents - “Verdi and the Silent Film”. (Various, c. 1911). The relationship between composer Giuseppe Verdi and early cinema will be explored in a program that includes extracts from the rarely seen film, “Giuseppe Verdi: Nella Vita e Nella Gloria” (Labor Films, Rome, 1913). Directed by Giuseppe Di Ligouro, the film was released in the U.S. in 1914 under the title” The Life and Work of Verdi.” The early silent version of Verdi’s “Aida” (Edison, 1911) will also be screened. Directed by Oscar Apfel and J. Searle Dawley, it is one of the earliest and most ambitious attempts to bring grand opera to the screen. The program will be presented by Dr. Paul Fryer, Associate Director of Research and Director of The Stanislavski Centre at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance in the UK. Film sources are The Cineteca Nazionale in Rome, La Cineteca Del Friuli, Gemona, and EYE, film institute Nederland. Live musical accompaniment will be provided by Makia Matsumura making her Packard Campus Theater debut. Black & white, 90 minutes. Starts at 7:30 p.m. . Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mt. Pony Road, Culpeper. Phone: 540-827-1079 ext. 79994 or 202-707-9994 . Website: www.loc.gov
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