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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25
➤ UUBRIDGE SERVICE: Unitarian Universalists of the Blue Ridge present “Grateful for Gratitude” at Hearthstone School, 11576 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, at 10:30 a.m. Madlyn Bynum will lead this exploration of the benefits of cultivating a mindset that is on the lookout for things we can be grateful for. She’ll share the findings from her own exploration of the past several years. All are welcome. For more information, email [email protected]
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29
➤ MEMORIAL ILLUMINATION: Hospice of the Piedmont is having its 27th Annual Memorial Illumination Celebration at 6 p.m. at the Culpeper United Methodist Church, 1233 Oaklawn Drive. The event celebrates the memory of loved ones and honors those we cherish during this holiday season. Open to the public and free of charge. For more information, call 540825-4840.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1
➤ “CHARLOTTE’S WEB”: Written by E.B. White, “Charlotte’s Web” is considered a classic of children’s literature and appeals to both kids and adults. 8 p.m. at the RAAC Community Theatre, 310 Gay St., Washington. Adults $1, twelve and under $5. For reservations, go raac.org or call 800-695-6075.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30
➤ CLASSICAL CONCERT: The Rapidan Orchestra will play a free concert at St Stephen's Episcopal Church, 115 N. East St., Culpeper, at 7:30 p.m. A medley of Leonard Bernstein tunes to celebrate his 100th birthday year, the Petite Suite by Debussy, and Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony will be performed under the direction of Dr. Benjamin Bergey. All of our musical events are free to the community, however, donations are graciously accepted. For information: www.ststephensculpeper.net, 540-825-8786, [email protected] ststephensculpeper.net
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1
➤ MOVIE: Join Aging Together and AARP Virginia at 3:30 p.m. for a free movie, “Miracles from Heaven,” starring Jennifer Garner and Queen Latifah. It’s based on the true story of a young girl with a rare, incurable disease who is cured after a freak accident. Come have a snack and enjoy the movie at Culpeper Baptist Church. For more information, call 540-829-6405. Registration is requested; call 844-418-2281 or visit http://aarp.cvent.com/Miracles_Culpeper to RSVP.
➤ COMEDY NIGHT: Stand Up Warrenton Comedy Night at 8 p.m. in the Eagle's Nest Conference Center at Verdun, 17044 Adventure Bound Trail, Rixeyville. Refreshments for sale and cash bar. Admission: Presale tickets $10 person or $20 per family, at the gate will be $10 person or $25 per couple. Fundraiser to benefit Verdun Adventure Bound. For more information, email SUWarren[email protected] or phone 540-905-9132. Sponsored by Dave The Mover LLC.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2
➤ CHRISTMAS IN LITTLE WASHINGTON: Artisan Market begins at 11 a.m., Holiday Parade begins at 1:30 p.m., Santa begins at 2:30 p.m. Music, local food, caroling, artisans and more. Follow Christmas in Little Washington on Facebook for updates.
➤ CASTLETON CONCERT: Join us at the Theatre House, Castleton Farms, for a glass of hot cider and heartwarming music at 6 p.m. The Celtic Consort will performs traditional music from around the world with Linn Barnes, guitars and mandolin, Allison Hampton, Celtic Harp, Steve Bloom, percussion and Joseph Cunliffe, traditional and wood flutes, whistles and soprano saxophone, with renowned radio and TV host Robert Aubry Davis. For more information, call 540937-3454 or email con[email protected] castletonfestival.org
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9
➤ “CHARLOTTE’S WEB”: Written by E.B. White, “Charlotte’s Web” at the RAAC Community Theatre, 310 Gay St., Washington. Adults $1, twelve and under $5. For reservations, go raac. org or call 800-695-6075.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8
➤ BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: The Jeffersonton Community Center is having its all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Santa will be at the breakfast from 8:15 to 10 a.m. Brings your children out for a fun time and an excellent country breakfast. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 6-12, under 6 is free. For more information, call 540-9379979.
➤ HEARTHSTONE SCHOOL HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Fresh wreaths for sale. Children's toys and books, handmade items by local artisans, Hearthstone students and parents, greeting cards, jewelry, pottery, scarves, specialty kitchen linens, beeswax candles, ornaments and more from 10 a.m to 5 p.m at the school. Lunch, baked goods and home fudge and a Gingerbread House raffle. Vendors are welcome. For more information call 540987-9212.
➤ CHORALE CONCERT: Blue Ridge Chorale, directed by C. Alexandar Smith, presents a free concert, “Songs The Season,” 7 p.m. at Open Door Baptist Church 754 Germanna Hwy., Culpeper.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9
➤ WILLIS CHAPEL CHRISTMAS CONCERT:
A Christmas Gospel Concert will be held at Willis Chapel, 1840 Zachary Taylor Hwy., Huntly, at 3 p.m. Featured Guests: Robert Glasker and the Unity Community Choir of Rappahannock and Vicinity. Admission is a can of food for the needy. A light supper will follow beside the church at Reager School.
➤ CHORALE CONCERT: Blue Ridge Chorale, directed by C. Alexandar Smith, presents a free concert, “Songs The Season,” at 3 p.m. at Culpeper Baptist Church 318 S.West St.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23
➤ “THE NUTCRACKER”: Anchored by the dancers of Manassas Ballet Theatre, Northern Virginia’s largest professional ballet company, the story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince comes alive with the help of an ensemble cast and the MBT Orchestra. Known for its exquisite costumes, choreography and scenery, MBT’s production of The Nutcracker has become a go-to family holiday tradition. Tickets $25-$75. For performance dates and times, and to buy tickets, go to hyltoncenter.org or call 703-993-7759.