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➤ 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]


➤ 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.


➤ “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 or call 800-695-6075.


➤ 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.ststephen­, 540-825-8786, [email protected] ststephen­


➤ 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 visit­a­cles_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.


➤ 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] castle­ton­fes­ti­


➤ “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.


➤ 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.



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.


➤ “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 hyl­ton­cen­ or call 703-993-7759.

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