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Coming events for April 8, 2021

Coming events for April 8, 2021

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Non-profit organizations and agencies are encouraged to submit coming events and activities to publish in the Review. Email or by noon Monday for Thursday publication.

APRIL 7, 14, 21


Central Virginia Democrats will present a series of virtual town halls to introduce candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general in advance of the June 8 Democratic primary. Each will be held virtually beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, will feature candidates for governor, including: Lee Carter, Justin Fairfax, Jennifer Carrol Foy, Terry McAuliffe and Jennifer McClellan. Wednesday, April 14, will feature candidates for lieutenant governor, including: Hala Ayala, Paul Goldman, Elizabeth Guzman, Mark Levine, Andria McClellan, Sean Perryman, Sam Rasoul and Xavier Warren. Wednesday, April 21, will feature candidates for attorney general, including: Mark Herring and Jerrauld Jones. Amy Laufer will serve as moderator for each of the sessions. For more information visit

APRIL 7 - 11


Four County Players present “The Laramie Project” live on Zoom April 7 to 11. The production tells the story of the kidnapping, beating and death of Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming. Four County Players presents live Zoom performances April 7 to 10 at 8 p.m. and a special 2 p.m. Sunday, April 11 show that features a talk with cast and crew following the performance. Because of the graphic nature of the story, parental discretion is advised. The suggested ticket price is $20, but Four County Players offers a “pay-what-you-will” option, suggesting a $5 minimum. To order tickets, email the box office at



Join Montpelier for a discussion with Gretchen Sorin about her book, “Driving While Black.” The book charts how the automobile fundamentally reshaped African American life and opens up an entirely new view onto one of the most important issues of our time. The virtual discussion is scheduled Thursday, April 8, at 7 p.m. and is free for members or $10 for non-members. Register at


Aging Together will host a free wellness webinar titled “Staying Healthy COVID-19: Mind and Body” Thursday, April 8, from 2 to 3 p.m. The webinar is offered to the general public and will be led by experts from Novant Health UVA Health Systems. To register, visit Those who register will be sent a Zoom link to participate.

Through April 8


The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), in partnership with the Orange County Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office, will return to Orange County to offer DMV Connect services through Thursday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Gordon Building. Services will be by appointment only. For additional information, visit



Volunteers of all ages are welcome at Cedar Mountain’s Park Day. This annual event sponsored by the American Battlefield Trust supports historic preservation through community involvement in restoration and maintenance projects. Park Day projects at Cedar Mountain include trail maintenance, cleaning signage, cannons and cemeteries, raking and other grounds care, litter removal, and more. Volunteers are encouraged to bring garden tools and work gloves. The clean-up will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at 9465 General Winder Rd., Rapidan. Visit for additional information.


The Central Virginia Timeline Association military heritage organization will hold a living history event April 24-25 at the Gordonsville Exchange Hotel Civil War Museum. In advance of the event, the group will host a classic car and military vehicle show Saturday, April 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rummage 33 in Ruckersville. Car slots are $5 apiece, but admission is free.



The Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services Board of Directors will hold its regular board meeting on Tuesday, April 13, at 1 p.m. Visit for additional information.



The application period for the Culpeper Wellness Foundation’s Healthy Living Grants will open on March 8. This grant program will award $115,000 in grants for health and wellness projects to service organizations in Orange, Culpeper, and Madison counties. Grant recipients must be recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or be a school, municipality or other subdivision of government. Organizations that do not have charity status may apply for grants if a public charity acts as a fiscal sponsor. The guidelines and application for Healthy Living Grants are available at The deadline to apply is Friday, April 16.


Each year, the Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District awards up to $5,000 in educational scholarships to students who plan to pursue a career in a conservation-related field. These scholarships are available to eligible students living in the five-county area the district serves--Culpeper, Greene, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock. Individuals should apply who are full time students enrolled in, or who have applied to, a college undergraduate or graduate program interested in an area of study that supports soil and water conservation, natural resource management, environmental science or a related field. For more information, call Stephanie DeNicola at (540) 825-8591 or send an email to The application deadline is April 16. Applications may be emailed to



The Living the Dream Foundation will hold its fifth annual Walk for Hope 5K Saturday, April 17, from 8 a.m. to noon at Yowell Meadow Park in Culpeper. The cost is $25 and proceeds benefit suicide awareness efforts and support for survivors. Preregister at



Community members are preventing Type 2 diabetes together with the PreventT2 lifestyle change program offered by Virginia Cooperative Extension. The local program will meet by Zoom, on Tuesdays at noon, beginning April 20, and is free. To learn more about the program visit / or contact Clare Lillard at, 672-1361.


Aging Together, in partnership with the Piedmont Dementia Education Committee, are hosting a webinar titled “Hope for the Caregiver” Tuesday, April 20, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. It’s hard to stay focused, make decisions and find the right help when confronting the stresses of caregiving. Send questions in advance to Peter Rosenberger will be the presenter. The event is free but pre-registration is required at


Join the Virginia Cooperative Extension for a Grow Your Own Garden series. This free series will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. via Zoom on April 20 and May 18. Some topics include pest management, attracting beneficial insects, weed control, companion planting, trellising, and herbs. Different vegetables will be discussed in every session. To register or for more information, contact Ashley Appling at (540) 727-3435 (ext. 0) or email



The Orange County Animal Shelter will offer its annual spring rabies clinic Sunday, April 25 from noon to 3 p.m. The drive-thru clinic will be held at the Animal Shelter, located at 11362 Porter Road, Orange. Citizens will remain in their vehicles. The only services provided will be rabies, distemper, and FVRCP vaccines. A three-year rabies vaccine will be given with a current rabies certificate, otherwise, a one-year vaccine will be given. A rabies vaccination for either dogs or cats is $10. A distemper vaccine for either dogs or cats is $15. Only checks or cash will be accepted. For more information, call the Orange County Animal Shelter at 672-1124.



Firnew Farm Artists’ Circle announces, “Close to Home,” a virtual art exhibition at Woodberry Forest’s Walker Fine Arts Center, The Baker Gallery, from March 15 – April 25. The exhibition features 61 pieces of art from 39 artists from Virginia working in varied mediums: oil, acrylic, colored pencil, photography, watercolor, jewelry, fiber and mixed media.All artwork in the exhibition is offered for sale. The Baker Gallery is not open to off-campus visitors during the Covid pandemic, so the virtual exhibition was created for public viewing. On Monday, March 15, at 1 p.m., the virtual art exhibition and art and artists’ catalog will be released for public viewing at



Orange County Department of Social Services Adult Education program will hold a personal care aide class April 26 to May 7, from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. To register or for more information, contact Bernice Washington at 672-1155 or



Aging Together is hosting a dementia friends training, one-hour certification session Tuesday, April 27, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. To register, visit ( and go to the programs tab). Those who register will receive a Zoom link for the training session in a response email. The event is free and offered in partnership with the Piedmont Education Dementia Committee, Leading Age and Dementia Friends Virginia. Dementia Friends is a growing movement developed with the goal of creating awareness in communities about what dementia is, the many ways it is manifested, and how people can respond and help when they encounter someone who seems confused.



The Four County Players Founders’ Scholarship, funded by sales of refreshments in the theater’s Bistro, supports the college education of students who have made a contribution to Four County Players either on or off stage. The deadline for submitting application materials is Friday, April 30. Applications are available online and can be emailed to or returned by mail to 5256 Governor Barbour St., Barboursville, VA 22923.


Orange County Economic Development, in partnership with Virginia Career Works Orange County Center will hold an outdoor job fair Friday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to noon at Booster Park. All jobseekers are encouraged to bring a resume. Local employers in the areas of: manufacturing, health care, retail, agriculture, food service, logistics, administration and distribution are expected to be in attendance. Masks are required to attend. Contact Marty Bywaters-Baldwin, director of Workforce Services for Virginia Career Works, at (540) 847-9238 or for more details and for resume writing assistance.

MAY 1-2


The Orange County Chamber of Commerce is planning to host its annual Orange Uncorked Wine Festival Saturday and Sunday, May 1-2 near The Market at Grelen in Somerset. Visit to celebrate local wines and ciders.



Tickets are on sale for the Dolley Madison Legacy Event, scheduled to be held virtually Friday, May 7. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will be the guest speaker and joined in converstaion by David Rubenstein. For the past 16 years, the Dolley Madison Legacy Luncheon has been the premier fundraising event for James Madison’s Montpelier. Proceeds from this year’s event will support The Montpelier Foundation’s mission as the center for constitutional education and preservation of the legacy of Dolley and James Madison. For more information, visit


The Paul Stefan Foundation will host a benefit golf tournament Friday, May 7, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. at Meadows Farm Golf Course. Registration and breakfast begin at 8 a.m. and the cost is $75 for individual golfers. To register, go to For more information, email or call (540) 854-2300.

Through May 15


The Arts Center In Orange announces the opening of its latest exhibit, “Young Visionaries: Artworks by Orange County High School Students” April 1 through May 15. Those interested in viewing the exhibit are encouraged to schedule appointments. The Arts Center is located at 129 East Main Street, Orange and is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled online at or by phone at 672-7311.

MAY 20


The Orange County Chamber of Commerce, Orange County Economic Development, the towns of Gordonsville and Orange and Orange County are planning to host the annual Orange County Business and Industry Appreciation Picnic Thursday, May 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Honah Lee Vineyard on Route 15.


Aging Together will host its annual 5 Over 50 Celebration honoring Donalda Lovelace (Orange), Frank Bossio (Culpeper), Delano “Dink” Kreis (Madison), Mimi Forbes (Rappahannock) and Liz Danielsen (Fauquier) in a Facebook Live event. Visit for more information.

May 28


Hospice of the Piedmont announces its 13th annual “SWING Golf Classic” and 50/50 drawing, Friday, May 28, at the Fauquier Springs Country Club in Warrenton. Tickets for the drawing are $100 and only 300 will be sold. The winner will receive $15,000. All proceeds from the SWING Golf Classic will support programs such as our Center for Children, Center for Grief and Healing, and We Honor Veterans program, as well as other special services. For more information and purchase, visit For sponsorship opportunities, contact Shannon Gearing at

Summer camps at Culpeper Sport and Fitness

Culpeper Sport & Fitness welcomes young athletes to build their skills and have fun during sports day camps. Tennis camps for ages 5-12 will be held June 14-17 and July 12-15 and for ages 10-18 on June 28-July 1. Participants will be grouped by age and level of play for drills, footwork, agility and team building. Speed and agility camp supporting improved sports performance for middle and high school athletes will be held from June 14-17. Tumbling camp will be held July 6-8 and focus on skill building, fundamentals, conditioning, flexibility and games. Camps will follow CDC and state health and safety protocols. For additional information, contact or (540) 825-0000.



Pickleball returns to the Trevilians tennis courts Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The program and equipment is provided by Louisa County Parks and Recreation. There is no cost. To register for instruction, contact Annette Hayes, USA Pickleball Association Ambassador at (434) 960-5860.


Orange County 4-H announces the upcoming in-person 4-H Teen Summit May 14-16. The summit will be focused on social justice issues like LGBTQ+ rights, mental health, racial justice, the environment, education, food insecurity and more. This event is planned for teens, by teens and will be held at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Center. A virtual option is available as well if sufficient interest exists. Registration details to follow. Call

672-1361 for more information.


The Virginia Career Works Center, located at 127 Belleview Ave., Orange, is open for job search and resume writing assistance by appointment only. The center is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 661-3419 for an appointment. Questions can be directed to


As part of its ongoing “History To Go” program on YouTube, the Orange County Historical Society presents, “Someday; The Unexpected Story of School Integration in Orange County, VA.” Following the 1954 Supreme Court decision in the Brown vs. Board of Education case and the passage by Congress of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, schools across the south gradually began the process of integration. In some communities, this process was not without friction and violence. In Virginia, some schools actually closed rather than integrate. But not so in Orange County. Despite resistance from some of its citizens and pressure from outside groups, the desegregation of the Orange County Virginia public school system, albeit 11 years in the making, happened smoothly. Why? This documentary seeks to answer that question by exploring the process, from the creation of the first fledgling African American schools in the late 19th century through consolidation and resistance in the mid-20th century to full integration…a process that took almost 100 years. To access the YouTube program, go to, or go to and choose from several “History-to-Go” programs recently made available. The research center at 130 Caroline St, Orange, is open Tuesday through Friday, from 1 to 5 p.m., except holidays.


Beginning on March 1, Montpelier is open Thursday through Monday for guided outdoor tours, limited in-person house tours, self-guided property experiences, and shopping in the museum shop. To learn more about these options and to reserve tickets, visit


AARP is offering free tax preparation service to area residents with an annual income less than $125,000. AARP membership is not required to utilize the free service. Orange County sites include the Orange Public Works community meeting room (on Warren Street in Orange) which offers Tuesday, Thursday and some Wednesday appointments; and Lake of the Woods Clubhouse with Friday and Saturday appointments. This year, participants must fill out their intake form and have their tax documents ready before their appointment. Procedures for appointments will be provided when the taxpayer makes the appointment. Masks are required for in-person appointments. To schedule an appointment, call (540) 661-5475 for the Orange location, or (540) 268-8837 for Lake of the Woods.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Young at Heart Club will not meet until further notice. For more information, contact Barbara Morris at 672-0552.


If you are concerned about someone’s drinking, there is help in Al-Anon. Meetings are held each Thursday night at 7 p.m. and provide education and support for family and friends of alcoholics. Because the group is no longer able to meet indoors, it meets via Zoom. If weather permits, participants bring their own chairs to various outdoor locations in the Town of Orange, socially distanced and wearing masks. For more information, call 672-5696 (a private number) and leave a message.


Are you afraid to speak in public? Then Toastmasters is the place for you. Wilderness Toastmasters meets on Zoom every first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. Not only is Toastmasters a great learning experience but it’s also a place to meet new people and have some fun. Do not let the fear of public speaking hamper your work and social life. Toastmasters is the answer. If interested, please contact them at


Join in “Listening Together,” an Aging Together-sponsored Zoom series for anyone caregiving for a person with a chronic challenge such as dementia. Tell your own stories or just listen as others talk about what they are dealing with. The group meets weekly. Email to join. This is a great way to “escape” and have a little time to yourself, while being immersed with others who understand the struggles of caregiving.

Non-profit organizations and agencies are encouraged to submit coming events and activities to publish in the Review. Email or by noon Monday for Thursday publication.

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