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Culpeper Times • December 13-19, 2018


DEC. 15


Adventurebound will host a Christmas Extravaganza from 1 to 5 p.m. featuring the White House Band at the Eagle's Nest Conference center, Verdun Adventure Bound. , 17044 Adventure Bound Trail, Rixeyville, Va. 22737. The Culpeper Community Band will play at 1:30 p.m., followed by Theatrical Artists Christmas Carolers at 2:30 and the White House Band at 3 p.m.

HOLIDAY BOOK SALE • Would you like to solve your Christmas giving with one stop? The Culpeper County Library’s Book Store is your destination. The Holiday Book Sale lasts until Dec. 22. Come early for the best selections. Many of the offerings are special books that have been reserved throughout the year for this special sale, some with holiday themes. Canvas tote bags with the Friends of the Library logo are available for $8.They make good gifts, too! The Bookstore is open: Monday – Thursday 11-1 and 5-7, Friday 11-1, Saturday 11-2

seeks to further the WAA mission of Remember, Honor, Teach, ensuring that the memory of those who served our country endures. Wreaths Across America Culpeper National Cemetery is also on Facebook. If you have questions or need additional information please contact Location Coordinators Sharon or Jennifer at

Latifah's performance was universally praised with critic Roger Ebert writing, “The film takes advantage of the great good nature and warmth of Queen Latifah, and uses it to transform a creaky old formula into a comedy that is just plain lovable.” Rated PG. 35mm archival film print, 112 min. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations taken.


DEC. 16

• Christmas Puppet Show! "A Tree Lot Christmas" 6 p.m. at Reformation Lutheran Church. Exciting Children's Christmas Celebration with Puppetz4Jesus! Join the children of Waller's Baptist and Reformation Lutheran Church for a special Saturday night Praise Worship service, featuring a lively musical presentation by the popular local troupe "Puppetz4Jesus". Everyone is Welcome, and it's Free! Stay for Refreshments, and meet the Puppeteers. Reformation Lutheran Church, 601 Madison Rd., Culpeper, VA, 825-1376

FILM • “The Polar Express” (Warner Bros., 2004) A young boy's faith in the holiday spirit is revived after he makes his way by a magical train to the North Pole on “LET’S GET READY FOR Christmas Eve in this warm-hearted CHRISTMAS” • Come and join fantasy based on Chris Van Allsburg's St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in award-winning 1985 children's book. Culpeper in the parish Hall for this Written, produced, and directed by year's Advent Event. Experience Robert Zemeckis, the film features Jesus’ coming through scripture human characters animated by live and song, a holiday game and action motion capture including Tom refreshments. The afternoon will Hanks as the Conductor and in five feature St. Stephen’s children’s Praise other roles. The soundtrack features a Choir, Hand Bell Choir, and the dazzling mix of old standard Christmas songs keyboard skill of Daniel Grotz. O, Come, including Bing Crosby’s rendition of let us adore him. "White Christmas," and new ones written by Alan Silvestri who also WREATHS ACROSS composed the score for the film. AMERICA • Culpeper National Rated G. 35mm archival film print. 100 Cemetery, an official Wreaths min. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at Across America (WAA) location, 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No will host a wreath-laying reservations taken. ceremony on at noon, joining more than 1,400 other locations across the country for National FILM • “Last Holiday” Wreaths Across America (Paramount, 2006) Day. Coordinated and led by local Queen Latifah in one of her best roles, volunteers, Culpeper National stars in this romantic comedy-drama Cemetery is the final resting place to set during the Christmas holidays as over 10,500 Veterans. To date, our the reticent Georgia Byrd, who just Culpeper National Cemetery has manages to get by on her department just over 3,600 sponsored Wreaths store clerk salary. At home alone in to be placed on National Wreaths the evenings, she prepares elaborate Across America Day. That means, as gourmet dishes, while watching TV of now only 1 of every 3 fallen hero's cooking shows and training herself will receive a Remembrance Wreath to be a great chef, but eats lonely on their grave. This annual event frozen dinners because she's on a diet.

CHURCH • St. Stephen’s

Episcopal Church - Join us in Worship. We offer three Holy Communion Services each week: Sunday at 8 a.m. or 10:30 a.m., Childcare from 9 a.m.– 12 p.m. Wednesday Centering Prayer at 11 a.m. followed by Healing and Holy Communion at 12 p.m. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church: Address: 115 N. East St., Culpeper | Parking: 120 N. Commerce Street | 540-825-8786 | |

CAROLING • Come and join St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Culpeper from noon to 2 p.m. for their Traditional Caroling Party. Carolers will meet in the Parish Hall and then caravan to two Culpeper care facilities and to our home-bound friends as we sing traditional Christmas carols, followed by hot cocoa and cookies in the Parish Hall. BINGO • Mid-Day Lions Sunday

Night Bingo. Help support local groups with a fun night of games. Held at Pepper’s Grill located at 791 Madison Road in Culpeper (by Best Western). Doors open at 5 p.m. Games begin at 6:30 p.m. Three progressives each night, $1,000 jackpot.

CHURCH • Join Mountain

View Community Church this for Sunday, Dec 16 : "The Line - Protection & Restoration " Worship Service with 5 other churches & children’s ministry. Regular worship services will resume Sept 16 at 8:30, 10:00, & 11:30 AM at 16088 Rogers Road, Culpeper.

DEC. 18


Christmas Carols with The Country Troubadours at12:30 pm, at Reformation Lutheran Church. Join us for a jolly Christmas


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Concert with local favorite band, The Country Troubadours, and sing along with Carols and Hymns. Its Free! Refreshments served Reformation Lutheran Church 601 Madison Rd., Culpeper, VA 8251376

DEC. 19

CHESS • Culpeper Chess Club meets each Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Culpeper County Library located at 271 Southgate Shopping Center. All ages and all skill levels welcome, even those who have never played. For information contact Charity Karstetter at 540-7270695 or culpeperchessclub@hotmail. com.

DEC. 22


“Peppermint Parade” Supports Sheriff’s Christmas for Kids. After decades without a Christmas parade, the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office is holding the first annual “Peppermint Parade,” Culpeper’s Christmas Parade! At 5:00 p.m., Sheriff Scott Jenkins will sponsor an evening of Christmas fun and festivities at Culpeper County High School. All county residents, businesses, and organizations are invited to submit an entry to participate in the parade. Entries must be decorated in the theme of Christmas, and must be family-friendly. The parade committee is expecting floats, equestrian entries, dance troupes, musical entries, youth groups, and more. And, making a special guest appearance from the North Pole – Santa Claus will participate in the Peppermint Parade as well, on his own special float! For the parade entry form please visit the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office website at christmas-parade<http://www.>.

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Culpeper Times - Dec. 13, 2018  

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Thousand Points of Light | Wreaths Across America | Holiday weight gain tips