Non-profit organizations and agencies are encouraged to submit upcoming events and activities for publication in the Journal. Email [email protected] or [email protected] by Monday noon for Thursday posting.
Join a historian from Friends of the Cedar Mountain Battlefield (FCMB) for a guided walking tour of the battlefield and learn about the August 9, 1862 encounter in which Confederate troops under General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson fought prevailed over Federal troops under General Nathaniel Banks at the cost of 3,800 men killed or wounded. The tour will take place on Saturday, February 12, from 10 a.m. to noon. A $10 donation to support battlefield preservation efforts is appreciated. Parking is available at FCMB Meeting House, 9465 General Winder Road, Rapidan. To register or for more information, email [email protected]
On Sunday, February 13, the African American Historical Society of Orange County will hold its annual meeting virtually at 3 p.m. via The Arts Center on the Orange Youtube channel. Visit www.artscenterinorange.com/events for more information.
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WINTER HOLIDAY TICKETS ON SALE
Four County Players and Culpeper Wellness Foundation present “Winter Break,” by Joe Calarco, a Teen Arts Project production, directed by Geri Carlson Sauls, February 4-13 on the Barboursville Community Theater main stage. Tickets are $15 per person. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.fourcp.org, call (540) 832-5355 or email [email protected]
Join the Young at Heart Club on Wednesday February 16 at JB Cakes for lunch. The club normally meets Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the East Orange Ruritan building at the intersection of Route 20 and Route 522. The club is open to young adults ages 50 and older and offers a social outlet. New members are always welcome. For more information, contact Barbara Morris (540) 672-0552.
Join James Madison’s Montpelier on Thursday, February 17 at 7 p.m. for an “Evening with the Experts: Social Media.” This program explores recent research and work carried out by Montpellier staff. The program is free for members and $5 for non-members. Visit www.montpelier.org to register or for more information.
Join James Madison’s Montpelier on Sunday, February 20 at 5 p.m. for “Constitution 101 with Robert Strauss.” Strauss is the author of The Final Founder: John Marshall and Worst. President. Ever., a biography by James Buchanan. The program is free for members and $5 for non-members. Visit www.montpelier.org to register or for more information.
The James Madison Museum or Orange County Heritage announces a five-part series titled “The DNA of Our Constitution.” The series is available in person and via zoom. Sessions are held on Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., February 22-March 29, with topics including: The Miracle Constitution, The Classic Constitution, The Republican Constitution, The Deliberative Constitution, and The Enduring Constitution. RSVPS for in-person attendance are appreciated at (540) 672-1776. The museum is located at 129 Caroline Street, Orange and parking is available in the museum’s West Church Street lot.
Services for Abused Families (SAFE) will be hosting a limited-attendance Mardi Gras-themed fundraiser on Saturday February 26 from 7-10 p.m. at The Refinery at 120 West Culpeper Street, Culpeper. Only 120 tickets will be sold for $100 each, and attendees can enjoy light refreshments, dancing, an open bar and the chance to win over a dozen luxury packages. For more information, visit www.safejourneys.org or email [email protected]
WDF: WE WALK WITH HARRIET
We Walk with Harriet is a community organization that honors Harriet Tubman’s journey to freedom and the liberation of others. Join the Women’s Diversity Forum for a special discussion on liberation, freedom and the lasting legacy of Harriet Tubman. The program will take place on Sunday February 27 at 2 p.m. at the Center des Arts d’Orange. Visit www.artscenterinorange.com/events for more information.
After taking a year off due to Covid, the Rappahannock Hunt Races celebrate their comeback and start of the 2022 Virginia Point-to-Point season on March 5 at The Hill, 13257 Durantes Curve (off Rt. 522), Boston. Post time is 1 p.m. and doors open at 10 a.m. This “Day at the Races” makes for a great outdoor outing for families, friends and kids of all ages, with wide open spaces, fresh air, spectacular views, beautiful horses and more.
An Orange County job fair is scheduled for Wednesday, March 9.
Jobseekers! Companies interested in participating in the job fair should contact Marty Bywaters-Baldwin with the Orange County Workforce Center at [email protected] or call (540) 661-3419. The Workforce Center at 127 Belleview Avenue, Orange also offers job seekers assistance with resume writing and interview techniques.
DESEGREGATION IN CO SCHOOLS
The Orange County African American Historical Society resumes an exhibit at the Arts Center in Orange showcasing the impact of Brown v. Board of Education (1954) in Orange County. This exhibition is open and free to the public. OCAAHS, founded in February 2000, is committed to seeking and preserving African American impact in Orange County, Virginia. As they promote awareness of African American cultural and historical heritage, it simultaneously highlights important contributions to our community. More information on all upcoming events can be found on the Arts Center website at www.artscenterinorange.com/events.
UPWARD FOOTBALL REGISTRATION
Abundant Life Christian Fellowship is now accepting applications for the upcoming Upward Soccer program at Orange. This program will run from March 12 to May 22 for children aged 4 to adults. For more information, visit the Abundant Life website at ALCF-Orange.com and click on the football link, call (540) 672-9867 or email [email protected]
The Rotary Club of Orange will host its annual fundraising BBQ on Saturday, April 9 at 6 p.m. at the Rounton Farm. Tickets will cost $30 for unlimited food and drink and are available for purchase on the Rotary Club website and at select Orange locations. There will be a silent auction and some live auction items on a fun night that is supported through scholarships and other contributions. Stay tuned for more ticket information.
The 2021 AARP tax preparation season begins Tuesday, February 1 at the City of Orange Public Works Building on Warren Street. Due to ongoing COVID precautions, attendees are asked to pick up and complete all preparatory materials in advance. This material will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting January 4, from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., outside the glass enclosure of the building. Since no walk-in visits will be accepted, appointments are made by calling (540) 661-5475 starting January 17. Callers should speak slowly and clearly so that calls are understood and returned. AARP membership is not a requirement for this free service, but it is provided to older members of the community and those with low to moderate incomes.
The Baker Gallery at the Walker Fine Arts Center at Woodberry Forest School announces a new exhibition, “From the Moment: Break on Through to the Other Side,” of recent paintings by Darrell Rose. The exhibit will be on display until March 5. The opening hours of the exhibition are Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (masks required). To view the virtual exhibit, visit www.woodberry.org.