Upcoming events for June 23, 2022 | news

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English classes for adults are offered at the Orange Church of the Nazarene in three sessions, Monday evenings, from 6pm to 8pm. The meetings will take place from June 20th to July 11th; August 1st to August 29th and September 5th to October 3rd. Childcare is available. The Church is located at 159 W. Nelson Street, Orange. Contact Pastor Pam Edelman at (434) 466-4011 or Andrea (540) 642-5078.

Las clases de inglés para adultos se ofrecen en Orange Church of the Nazarene en tres sessiones, los lunes por la night, de 6 a 8 pm Las sessions van del 20 de Junio ​​al 11 de Julio; From August 1st to August 29th and from September 5th to October 3rd. Cuidado de ninos proporcionado. La Iglesia is a building at 159 W. Nelson Street, Orange. Comuníquese con la Pastora Pam Edelman at (434) 466-4011 or Andrea at (540) 642-5078.

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The Orange County Fair returns to the Fairgrounds at Old Gordonsville Road from Wednesday, June 22nd through Saturday, June 25th. Admission is free on Wednesdays, adults (13 and older) are $10 Thursday through Saturday, and children are free when accompanied by an adult. Entry is cash only. Cards are not accepted. For a range of events and activities and more information visit www.orangecountyfairva.com


From 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 23, the Powell Wellness Center will host a free swimming lesson and water safety session for children and adults. Participants will join PWC’s water safety instructors for a walking tour of new swimming activities at the indoor pool. This free session is part of The World’s Largest Swim Lesson, an annual global effort to promote the importance of swimming lessons in support of water safety. Refreshments are available. Questions can be directed to Aquatics Manager Stacey Aucoin at saucoin@culpeperwellness.org, (540) 445-5383. Visit powellwellnesscenter.org for more information.

George Washington Carver High School alumni will hold their annual homecoming celebration on Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carver Center on Route 15 north of Orange. The annual meeting and the scholarship banquet will take place on site that evening from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Admission tickets cost $65. To reserve tickets, contact Marlene Ware at (540) 825-1371 or Rev. Frank Lewis at (540) 661-2071.

A CPR and First Aid class will be held Saturday, June 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Orange County Social Services office in the Sedwick Building on Madison Road. The cost is $100 per person. Contact Bernice Washington at (540) 672-1155 ext. 8141 or email bernice.washington@dss.virginia.gov to register or for more information.


On Saturday, June 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., join the Germanna Foundation Public Access Day event at historic Salubria Manor in Stevensburg. The visitor experience includes: hands-on activities for children, the opportunity to walk the grounds and tour historic Salubria, learn about the landscape with staff archaeologist Dr. Eric Larsen and much more. A ticket is not required to tour the grounds, but a ticket is required for inside tours ($10). Tours run every hour on the hour from 11am to 2pm and are limited to 15 at a time. Tickets must be purchased in advance – no tour tickets are sold on site. Visit www.germanna.org for more information.

Join the Young at Heart Club on Wednesday, June 29 when a representative from Orange County’s Dogwood Village will be the guest speaker. The club normally meets on Wednesdays from 10:00 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 seniors ages 50 and older, young at heart, and provides a social outlet. New members are always welcome. For more information, contact Barbara Morris at (540) 672-0552.

Revalation Vineyards continues

Book World meets Wine World Benefit for the Madison County Literacy Council on Friday, July 1 from 4:30pm to 7:00pm Author Melinda O’Neal is Music Professor Emeritus at Dartmouth College, where she also taught conducting and theory classes at of the Handel Society and Chamber Singers. She is also Artistic Director and Conductor Emeritus of the Handel Choir of Baltimore and will be at Revalation Vineyards in Madison to perform and discuss musical samples and read from her book Experiencing Berlioz: A Listener’s Companion. Books will be available for signing and sale at the event. Meet at 4:30pm to meet the author before the 5:30pm reading. A selection of wines and non-alcoholic verjuice is available for sale. Revalation Vineyards is located at 2710 Hebron Valley Rd., Madison. For more information, call 540-407-1236, email info@revalationvineyards.com or visit www.revalationvineyards.com.

The Orange Downtown Alliance (LoveOrangeVA) Summer Concert Series “Music on Main” returns to Taylor Park on July 7 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with Val Smith and Joe Zauner (Bluegrass). Future concerts include: Jennings and Friends (Afrolachian and Blues) August 4; Piney Woods Gals and Phil (Americana and Irish) October 6th. For more information, call (540) 672-2540.

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The Social Services Adult Education Program is offering a medication assistant course beginning July 11. The 68-hour course takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the social services office. There are no catch-up days and participants must have a COVID-19 vaccination. The cost is $570, excluding PSI fee. Participants must have a CNA or direct care certificate. Contact Bernice Washington at (540) 672-1155 ext. 8141 or email bernice.washington@dss.virginia.gov to register or for more information.

Aging Together will be holding an information session for friends of dementia on Tuesday 12 July at 12 noon. The hour-long session will be held in person at the Culpeper Baptist Church at 318 S. West Street, Culpeper. The event is free. Visit www.agingtogether.org/upcoming-programs to register.


Orange Youth Football is hosting a football camp at Porterfield Park in Orange from July 13th to 15th. Camp runs from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and costs USD 25 per child for ages 5 to 11. Learn blocking, tackling, throwing, catching, stances and more. Register online at www.orangeyouthfootball.org.

The Rapidan Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a Pork BBQ Dinner on Sunday, July 17 from 1pm to 5pm at the Rapidan Fire Station. Proceeds benefit the Department of Light/Air 10 Building Fund. Dine-in or take-out dinner is USD 15 for adults and USD 6 for children under 12 years old. The menu includes grilled pork with buns, coleslaw, green beans, beverages and dessert.


Aging Together will be hosting an informational webinar on Thursday, July 21 at 2:30 p.m. on Zoom. The free event is aimed at older adults, caregivers and the general public. Visit www.agingtogether.org/upcoming-programs to register.

Celebrate the beautiful and unique culture of the people of Orange County during the Tapestry Festival Saturday, July 23 on Short Street in downtown Orange from 2pm to 7pm. The event features multicultural food, performances, crafts, music by DJ Marvelous and more. For more event information, visit www.facebook.com/events/1169035650528534?active_tab=about.

The Orange County Department of Human Services Adult Education Program is offering a course for nurses starting August 2. The class takes place on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from August 2nd through September 9th at Orange County’s Dogwood Village from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with clinics from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. There are no make-up days and participants must have a COVID 19 vaccination. The cost is $975. Contact Bernice Washington at (540) 672-1155 ext. 8141 or email bernice.washington@dss.virginia.gov for more information.

The Orange County Office of Economic Development and Tourism and the Orange County Chamber of Commerce have partnered to host the first ever ConnectOrange Community Showcase. This family-friendly event aims to help connect local businesses with the community. The ConnectOrange Community Showcase is scheduled for Friday 12th August at Booster Park, 11177 Bloomsbury Road, Orange. Both companies and non-profit organizations are invited to participate. Vendors can display and sell products, schedule appointments, distribute literature to highlight services offered, and advertise current job openings. Vendor registration deadline is Friday 29th July. Sponsorship opportunities are available. To ensure maximum exposure to businesses, sponsorship requests must be received by Friday, July 15th. Those interested in registering and those with questions should contact the Orange County Chamber of Commerce at (540) 672-5216 or orangevadirector@gmail.com.

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