Culpeper Times • May 3-9, 2018
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Betty Newhouse Circle flea market set for Saturday Culpeper United Methodist Church’s Betty Newhouse Circle will host their annual flea market Saturday, supporting local nonprofits. Carolyn Johnson, treasurer of the organization, said that the flea market has been an annual event for more than 30 years and is hosted in the spring and the fall. They charge $15 a table and funds that are raised are donated to local charities and church functions. The money raised goes to the Culpeper Free Clinic, Culpeper Food Closet, Teens Opposing Poverty, SAFE and some funds stay within the church for Music Camp for the children to attend. “Typically there’s always a need in the church for the funds to be donated,” Johnson said. CUMC’s mission group also helps out, raising money by hosting a concession stand. This year, the CUMC mission trip will visit Cuba for the fifth time since 2013. The group of 16 will be in Cuba from June 25-July 3, their first trip as a Covenant Church. “We wanted to focus on connecting with one specific church,” CUMC mission member Karen Bean said. The money raised from the concession stand will help support the $5,000 love offering they take each year. Items available at the 34 registered tables include furniture, clothing, children’s toys, arts and crafts and the CUMC preschool will host their annual spring plant sale. “It’s a typical flea market, there’s everything under the sun,” Johnson said. Johnson said the fact they’re right on Business 29 has helped them attract a crowd for more than 30 years. “We’re so visible,” Johnson said.
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“We’re right on the main drag.” The flea market set up begins at 7 a.m. and the event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Puzzle Room Live opens newest room
(Editor's note: This is weekly series highlighting members of Culpeper's Youth Council. To join Culpeper Youth, go to www. culpeperyouth.org to apply.) School: Eastern View Grade: 10 Age: 16 Hobbies: piano, cello I joined Culpeper Youth in order to make culpeper a better place. I plan on doing this by volunteering in community events, volunteering to help people in need, and helping in the efforts to give teens a voice.
Puzzle Room Live LLC will open its newest escape room experience May 4. “Space Voyage” places players on the Starship Phoenix for a routine flight from Earth to Alpha Base. Unfortunately for them, the newly sentient navigational computer has other ideas... “Space Voyage” is Puzzle Room Live LLC’s most elaborate room to date. It includes multiple custom-made consoles with both electronically and physically interactive puzzles for players to solve. The centerpiece of the experience is the navigational computer. With a sassy attitude and a very different idea about how this voyage should end, the computer interacts with the players as they progress toward saving the ship, and themselves. “We’ve been developing ‘Space Voyage’ for a few months and everyone is really pleased with how it has come together,” says owner and puzzle master Dan Glanz, Jr. “The staff has put in a lot of work to make this room a fully engrossing experience. We think our customers are really going to love this one.” Potential participants should be aware that although “Space Voyage” contains no strobe effects, it does have flashing lights. People who are susceptible to that type of stimulus should check with the venue ahead of time. “Space Voyage” is suitable for children, but also challenging and fun for adults. More information can be found at www.puzzleroomlive.com, or by contacting Puzzle Room Live LLC at (540)717-7159 or contact@ puzzleroomlive.com.
May 3, 2018