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Culpeper County High School Graduation
Culpeper County High School will hold graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2013 at 9am on Saturday, June 1st. Graduation is scheduled to be held on Broman Field(the CCHS Football Field). The rain location will be the Culpeper Middle School gymnasium.
Please remember that parking at the high school is extremely limited and will be restricted to stae issued handicap tags, faculty, one spot per graduate, and press.
Shuttle buses will begin operating at 7am. Satellite parking will be available at the following locations:
Dominion Skating Center
Floyd T. Binns Middle School
Sycamore Park Elem. School
Shuttle drop off will be in front of the Annex.
Gates will open at 7:30am. Bleacher and Grandstand seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Following the CCHS commencement exercises a return shuttle will be available for up to two hours, riders may catch shuttles returning to satellite parking in front of the middle school gym.
Eastern View High School Graduation
Eastern View High School will hold graduation ceremonies for the class of 2013 at 7pm Friday, May 31st. Graduation is scheduled to be held in Cyclone Stadium. Students need to report to the auditorium by 5pm.
Shuttle buses will be available to transport those attending the ceremony from Parks and Recreation lots adjoining EVHS Stadium.
The gates will open at 5:30pm. Bleacher and Grandstand seating will be on a first-come, first served basis and no tickets are necessary. Field seating is available with tickets only.
Culpeper County Volunteer Fire Dept. Annual Carnival
The Carnival will be held May 22nd-25th at the Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises on Rt. 29th South. Carnival starts each night at 6pm with a Saturday matinee from 1-5pm.
The Parade will be held Thursday, May 23rd at 6:30p starting at Piedmont and Main St. Line-up will begin at 5:30pm. There will be some street closures as early as 4:15pm.
Ride 2 Recovery Memorial Challenge
On Monday, May 27th, soldiers and sailors from around the nation will join in solidarity to ride the fifth UnitedHealthcare Ride 2 Recovery Memorial Challenge. Active duty and retired military members will ride road bikes, hand cycles, recumbents and tandems – many of which have been modified to accommodate injuries.
They will be in the Fredericksburg area on Tuesday, May 28th as they ride from Manassas to Fredericksburg and then on Wednesday, May 29th as they depart Fredericksburg and head to Richmond on their way to Virginia Beach.
For more information, check out the website, ride2recovery.com, you can donate to the cause or sponsor a rider, but if you see them in the Fredericksburg area, show your support, maybe honk your horn a few times or show em' a thumbs up!!
Relay for Life of Orange County
The 5th Annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Orange will be held on Saturday, June 1st at the Orange County High School Track. The Survivor Luncheon will begin at 1:00 pm in the high school cafeteria and will be followed by the opening ceremony at 3:00 pm. The luminaria ceremony will begin shortly after 9:00 pm and the closing ceremony will be held on Sunday, June 2nd at 6:00am. Lots of fun and entertainment for the whole family!! Join them in the fight to end Cancer! Form more information you can go to relayforlife.org/orangeva or call 540-407-1009.
4-H Cloverbud Day Camp
4-H Cloverbud Day Camp registration is going on now. Camp Red Arrow is located in Stevensburg and will run daily from July 23rd thru July 26th. The camp is for ages 5-8 is $90 per child. If your a person with a disability or require special assistance to participate in this camp, contact the Virginia Cooperative Extension office by June 6th at 540-727-3435 between 8a-5p, Monday-Friday.
Make new friends, learn new skills, gain more independence, have fun with activities like crafts, there's fun foods, recreation and fun educational programs. There's daily themes too, like The Wonder of Nature, A Day on the Farm and the Beach Party. To enroll your child or get more info, please call Cristy Mosley at the Extension Office in Culpeper at 540-727-3435. Click here for a registration form and more details on the camp.
It's Finally Friday in Louisa County
It's Summer fun in Louisa with the Louisa County Parks and Recreation and Tourism with It's Finally Friday. Celebrate the end of the work week with this special concert series. The Final Friday in May, June and July!6-9pm at Walkton Park, Corner of 6th St. and Louisa Ave. in Mineral. Bring the kids for the Moon Bouce, grab a bite to eat with the many food vendors and for those 21 and older, the beer and wine garden sponsored by the Mineral Fire Dept. Auxiliary. Dogs are welcome to attend and must be on a leash and YOU MUST clean up after your pet. $4 for adults, $3 for children 6-20. Ages 5 and under are free. Bring your own lawn chair, no coolers permitted.
May 31st- The Rhondels
June 28th- The Janitors
July 26th- Steve Jarrell and the sons of the beach
For more info, please call 540-967-4420 or visit LCPR.info for more details.
Saturday in the Square in Louisa County
The Louisa County Parks and Recreation Dept. and Louisa Tourism present Saturday in the Square. Courthouse Square in downtown Louisa County! No pets or outside coolers please and adult beverages will be sold to those 21 and over with ID. $4 Dollars for adults, $3 for ages 6-20 and 5 and under are free!!
Saturday, June 8th from 6-9p, Johnson County Sheriff's(Acoustic Power Trio)
Saturday, August 10th from 6-9p, Moonshine Mafia(Classic Rock and Roll)
For more info, please call 540-967-4420 or visit LCPR.info for more details.
Bring your resume for a free, personal assessment! Brenda Curlee, “the Job Coach”, continues to offer individual consultations, providing advice and assistance with resumes, interviewing, and networking skills. Many of the individuals she has assisted have gone on to find jobs. Please call or stop by the Library to register for your individual consultation with the Job Coach. Registration is required. Appointments are scheduled for one hour per person. Additional time may be available upon request.
Currently scheduled dates and times of availability during the month of May are:
Wednesdays, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, June 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th
For additional information about any of the programming at the Culpeper County Library, please feel free to call the Library at (540) 825-8691.
Operation First Response Dollar Challenge
Operation First Response supports our nation’s Wounded Warriors and their families with personal and financial needs, from the onset of injury, throughout their recovery period and along their journey from military life into the civilian world. Established in Fauquier County in 2004, headquarters are now located in Culpeper County. Fauquier County Board of Supervisors Lee Sherbeyn initiated the Dollar Campaign Challenge in his county and is now challenging surrounding counties. Operation First Response is asking every resident from each county in the area and around the state to give $1 to serve the needs of Americas finest as they return home with injuries. For more information on Operation First Response and to learn more about the Dollar Campaign Challenge, please call 888-289-0280. Click here to learn more about the challenge and to donate.
Greene County Food Bank
The Greene County Food Bank is the only source of emergency food assistance that is located in the county and available to residents on a daily basis. If you would like to make a donation of non-perishable food, you can drop food off at Social Services during working hours.
To make a monetary donation to the The Greene County Food Bank, mail your check, made payable to the Women's Club of Green County to:
P.O. Box 352
Stanardsville, VA 22973
To contact the Women's Club of Greene County, call 985-6648.
Culpeper Middle School FFA is having their yearly Carwash and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 25th from 9-noon at the Southern States in Culpeper. Make sure you come out and support the Culpeper Middle FFA program, it's their main fundraiser! If you have any questions, please feel free to call 540-522-0664.
The Jefferson Ruritan Club will have a yard and craft sale on Saturday, May 25th from 10a-4p at the Jeffersonton Community Center. Proceeds will go to scholarships, local public service organizations and other charitable causes.
The PTO of Madison Primary School invites you come enjoy a movie under the stars at Hoover Ridge Park on May 25th. Movie starts at 8:30pm, but come at 7:00 and enjoy concessions (snack foods) and socialize!Bring a blanket and enjoy the movie "Night at the Museum" with the whole family. Price is $5 a person, children 3 and under are free. Park at MPS and walk over to Hoover Ridge on the fields below the red barn. Bring a flash light! No coolers allowed. Rain date will be June 1st. Click here for more information!!
Salem Volunteer Fire Dept. is having a Car, Truck & Motorcycle show on Sunday, May 26th from 9a-3p, rain date is Memorial Day Monday, May 27th. It all happens at the Fire Dept., Rt. 522 North, of Culpeper. Registration fee is $20 bucks!! Best in show, Top 50 with 16 specialty trophies!! For more information, call Tony at 540-825-6878.
Make plans to attend the Spring Craft Show on Saturday, June 1st from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Monticello Wesleyan Church, 2001 Earlysville Road (Charlottesville). Local crafters and vendors from Avon, Longaberger, Mary Kay, Tupperware, Thirty-One, Unlimited Blessings, Turquoise Trinity, Scentsy Candles, Origami Owl, Diamonds & Pearls, and more. Baked goods and food also available!!All proceeds go to the Mission Fund.
The 6th Annual Regional Bowl-For-Seniors event, hosted by the Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services Board will be held on Saturday, June 8th from Noon-4pm at the Mountain Run Bowling Center in the Culpeper Town Mall in Culpeper.
All proceeds will be used for RRCS Aging Services in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rapphannock Counties.
We encourage you to participate in this fun and worthwhile event!!
If you have questions or would like to get involved, please call Wanda at 540-825-3100 Ext. 3140 or Anita at Ext. 3321.
Let make life better for our area seniors by supoorting and getting involved with Bowl-For-Seniors.
2nd Saturday Breakfast with Jefferson Ruritan Club
The Jefferson Ruritan Club will hold a breakfast with proceeds going to Scholarship Programs, Charities and maintaining the Community Center the second Saturday of each month at the Jeffersonton Community Center. For more info, please call 540-349-2310 or 347-2497.