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O.C. Republicans meet
The Orange County Republican Committee will meet Wednesday, July 21, at 7 p.m. at the Silk Mill Grille in Orange. This month’s guest speaker will be Philip Van Cleave of the Virginia Citizens Defense League.
ARTIFACTS TELL A STORY
Join James Madison’s Montpelier Friday, July 23, at 1 p.m., to learn the stories that artifacts hold, see items we are uncovering and learn about the people that used them. The cost is $25 per adult, $13 per child, with children 6 and under admitted for free. Visit www.montpelier.org to register or for more information.
JUST ORANGE ONE-YEAR CELEBRATION
The local advocacy group, Just Orange, will celebrate its one-year anniversary with an event Saturday, July 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Orange American Legion Post 156 at 341 Newton Street, Orange. Special guests include: Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, Del. Nick Freitas and community leader Ernestine Reid. DJ Marvelous will provide music and the new RU Freakin’ Hungry food truck will be on site offering food for sale. There will be a table to register to vote and learn more about why voting is important.
July 24 - 25
Four County Players announce auditions for “Picasso at the Lapin Agile.” Virtual auditions will be accepted through Saturday, July 24, with in-person auditions scheduled Sunday, July 25 at 2 p.m. at the Barboursville Community Theater. Callbacks will be Thursday, July 29, at 7 p.m. Rehearsals begin in August and will be fully in-person. Show dates are Oct. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 3 and 10 at 2:30 p.m. All performances will be on the Four County Players Mainstage. Those 18 and older are encouraged to audition. Visit www.tinyurl.com/4k8vn8z2 to audition. Email email@example.com for more information about the process or if experiencing technical difficulties.
JULY 25 – 27
BLOOD DRIVES IN OC
The American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage that is negatively affecting blood product availability across the country. Donors of all blood types – especially type O and those giving platelets – are urged to make an appointment. Locally, two blood drives are scheduled this month in Orange County. Sunday, July 25, Stonewall Harley-Davidson in Orange will hold a blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. at its 385 Waugh Boulevard location. In Locust Grove, a blood drive is scheduled Tuesday, July 27, from noon to 6 p.m. at 110 Sweetbriar Park Road, Lake of the Woods. Schedule an appointment to give blood by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
JULY 26 - 28
SLAVERY IN AMERICA FROM COLONIZATION TO THE PHILADELPHIA CONVENTION
Join James Madison’s Montpelier for a virtual mini-seminar, “Slavery in America From Colonization to the Philadelphia Convention,” July 26 to 28, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This virtual mini-seminar focuses on the lives of enslaved and free people of African descent in the American colonies from 1619 through the American Revolution. The program is free for members and $50 for non-members. Visit www.montpelier.org to register or for more information.
DEMENTIA FRIENDS TRAINING
Aging Together presents the latest Dementia Friends Program July 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Understand what dementia is and how it manifests in someone living with dementia. The program is free and will be held virtually. Register at www.agingtogether.org/upcomingprograms. A Zoom link will be sent to those who register. The program is offered in partnership with Piedmont Dementia Education Committee, Leading Edge and Dementia Friends Virginia. Call (540) 829-6405 for more information.
JULY 27 - AUG. 24
VIRTUAL CAREGIVER SERIES
Aging Together is offering a free, virtual summer caregiver series from June through August. The six-session series offers information and education on the challenges of caregiving. Each session is one hour and begins at 10 a.m. The series is for family and professional caregivers. Sessions are July 27, August 10 and August 24. Attend one or as many as you’d like. Those who participated in all six sessions will receive a certificate. Register at www.agingtogether.org/upcoming programs. Each program will have a separate registration. Call (540) 829-6405 for more information.
July 29 - 30
St. Thomas Preschool Meet-and-Greets
St. Thomas Community Preschool in Orange will be open for the 2021-2022 school year and has scheduled open house meet-and-greets Thursday, July 29, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Friday, July 30, from 11 a.m. to noon. Visitors are invited to meet new director and lead teacher, Phyllis Highland, tour classrooms and enroll their child for the coming school year.
JULY 29 – 31
ARTS CENTER OUTDOOR SUMMER CAMP
The Arts Center in Orange is planning for an outdoor summer camp at Verling Park in Gordonsville July 29-31. The camp is a summer arts project to engage and inspire teenagers aged 12-17 to explore personal expression through pattern and shape. They will sculpt large, 3D butterflies, paint environmental poles and a bench. This immersive art camp is focused on the artist process, opportunities for professional artists, unique expression, outdoor sculpture, and painting techniques. The camp will feature artist Annie Temmink and begins at 11 a.m. each day. The cost of camp is $25 per participant. For more information, visit www.artscenterinorange.com or call 672-7311.
GORDONSVILLE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY MEETING
The Gordonsville Friends of the Library will meet in-person in the community room of the Gordonsville Library at 319 North Main Street, Gordonsville, on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. The meeting will also be accessible via Zoom. The Zoom link is available on the GFOL blog and Facebook page. Anyone interested in supporting the library is invited to attend.
“LEPIDOPTERA” EXHIBIT OPENING
The Arts Center In Orange announces its next exhibit, “Lepidoptera,” opening with a reception Thursday, Aug. 5, at 6 p.m. The moth-centric exhibit will feature works by Deborah Davis and Anthony Childs. For more information, visit www.artscenterinorange.com or call 672-7311.
AUG. 7 - 8
BATTLE OF CEDAR MOUNTAIN LIVING HISTORY
Friends of Cedar Mountain will hold a living history and battle commemoration event Aug. 7 to 8.Activities for all ages include: Union and Confederate camps; weapons demonstration; interactive school of the soldier; children’s history tent with activities; 19th century photography demonstration; signal corps demonstration and a memorial ceremony. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 7 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 8. A full schedule is available at www.friendsofcedarmountain.org/annual-event/. The event will be held at 9465 General Winder Road in Culpeper County. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
TIRE DISPOSAL EVENT
The Orange County Landfill and Orange County Litter Control Committee announce the return of the tire amnesty event with a new format. The updated format will be voucher-based, self-serve, with a disposal period lasting more than a month. Citizens wishing to participate will get a voucher Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Sedwick Building at 146 North Madison Road, Orange. There is a maximum of two vouchers per household with each valid for fee-free disposal of four tires (according to tire criteria and event guidelines). A total of 150 vouchers will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis to Orange County residents and property owners. Those wishing to receive a voucher should bring a driver’s license or property card (both if not a resident). Tires can be brought to the landfill from Saturday, Aug. 21, through Saturday, Oct. 2. For more information, call 661-5323.
AUG. 20 – 29
CHAMBER RESTAURANT WEEK
The Orange County Chamber of Commerce will hold a restaurant week event highlighting local eateries Aug. 20 to 29. The event will celebrate Orange County’s culinary talent with special menus and surprises. Businesses interested in participating should contact the Chamber at 672-5216 or email email@example.com. Visit www.orangevachamber.com for more information.
80TH ANNUAL BELMONT HORSE SHOW
The Belmont Club of Women and the Belmont Ruritan Club will host the 80th annual Belmont Horse Show Saturday, Aug. 21, beginning at 9 a.m. The show is held at Thomas Lee Goodwin Farm, 17301 Monrovia Road, Orange. Admission is $10 for adults and children 12 and under are admitted for $5. Food is available for purchase. For information, call (571) 442-0655 or 854-5355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BLACK BUSINESS EXPO
The George Washington Carver Alumni Association will host a Black business expo Saturday, Aug. 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Route 15 Carver School. Vendors can participate for $25 and there will be a number of Black-owned businesses, food trucks, speakers and entertainment. This is a rain or shine event. Proceeds benefit the association’s scholarship fund. For more information or to participate, email email@example.com or call (540) 229-3660.
HONOR OUR HEROES AT ORANGE STREET FESTIVAL
Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, the Orange County Chamber of Commerce will host the 46th annual Orange Street Festival in downtown Orange. The street festival annually features more than 200 artisan, craft and commercial vendors, a variety of food and beverage vendors, live music, a kid’s zone, and beer/wine garden. This year’s event, on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, will pay special tribute to Orange County’s heroes. Visit www.orangevachamber.com for information. Vendors interested in participating should contact the Chamber at 672-5216 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ORANGE MOBILE FOOD PANTRY
Need groceries? The Orange Mobile Food Pantry offers fresh produce and usually some dry goods or dairy or frozen meet for free at Booster Park the third Tuesday of each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. All are welcome. For more information, visit www.brafb.org or call (540) 248-3663.
GOFUNDME PAGE FOR JULIE FINCHAM
A Gofundme page has been set up to assist Orange hairdresser Julie Fincham with costs associated with her ongoing cancer treatment at https://gofund.me/cc6a3ef8.
The Orange County Historical Society presents the latest in its “History-to-Go” virtual programs, “Now This … Extras,” a collection of out-takes that didn’t make it in the original documentary about WJMA Radio. These extras offer an informative and sometimes humorous glimpse into the behind-the-scenes world of the local radio station. A question-and-answer session with WJMA alumni and documentary producers Phil Audibert and Ross Hunter will follow. To view the video, visit www.youtube/eIeIITWapiE. The historical society is open Monday through Friday, from 1 to 5 p.m. for family and historical research, book and CD sales. It is located at 130 Caroline Street, Orange.
Hospice of the Piedmont is seeking volunteers for a variety of roles, including those with specialties such as certified pet therapists, certified massage therapists and military veterans. Hospice is seeking volunteers in Orange, Madison, Greene, Albemarle, Culpeper and throughout the rest of its service region. All volunteer roles are non-medical. Training is conducted online. Those interested are asked to complete an application at www.hopva.org or contact Patty Swain at (434) 817-6917 to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of Hospice of the Piedmont volunteers.
If you are concerned about someone’s drinking, there is help in Al-Anon. Meetings are now being held in person every Thursday night at 7p.m. at Orange Presbyterian Church at 162 W. Main St., Orange, and provide education and support for family and friends of alcoholics. All are welcome. For more information, call 672-5696.
GCC MACHINING CERTIFICATION
Machining certification training is available through Germanna Community College Training Center for Workforce and Community Education. All machining courses are taught onsite at the state-of-the-art New Pathways Tech Machinist School on the Carver Center Complex in Rapidan. Enrollment is ongoing. Learn more at https://bit.ly/2RNT2CE or call to register (540) 891-3012.
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.
CAREER WORKS CENTER OPEN
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 Tanya.Ocasio@FredGoodwill.org.
THE YOUNG AT HEART CLUB
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.
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 email@example.com.
AGING TOGETHER SUPPORT GROUP
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.