Soap Box Derby season is hereKnow a kid between the ages of 7 and 20 who is interested in racing a Soap Box Derby car? This year’s local derby will take place on Saturday, June 18 at Paul Bates Raceway in Culpeper.
Piedmont Area Soap Box Derby is currently awarding cars and registering drivers for this year’s event, and recently held a driver and car building clinic at the racetrack. Contact Sheila at 540/229-4714 for more information.
Historic visit Monday near the data center siteThe public is invited to join the Culpeper County Board of Supervisors for lunch and a tour of Salubria and Hansbrough’s Ridge in Stevensburg as part of a collaborative campaign to raise awareness of these historic assets in light of the recent proposal of Amazon data center next door.
The Germanna Foundation, American Battlefield Trust, Piedmont Environmental Council, and Journey Through Hallowed Ground are co-sponsoring the event beginning at 10 a.m. this Monday, March 28. Participants should meet at Stevensburg Baptist Church, 19393 York Rd. for a caravan to the locations.
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The tour will end at 11:30 a.m. in Salubria with an open discussion and box lunch.
Remington Farmer’s Market Opening DayThere’s still time to sign up to become a vendor at Remington Farmers Market.
Opening day is April 2. The market runs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday through October 29 at 105 B W. Bowen St. in Remington.
Contact [email protected] to register as a supplier.
Veteran-focused conference callU.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger, D-7th, hosted an open public town hall call Wednesday focused on issues facing veterans, active-duty military members and military families in Virginia’s Seventh District.
Officials from the Virginia Department of Veterans Services joined the call. The congresswoman and her guests answered questions directly from Seventh District veterans, caregivers, and their families about toxic substance exposure, changing disability rates, military records, U.S. Department benefits veterans, etc. More than 4,300 Virginians are joining the town hall.
“We owe a great debt to those who bravely sacrificed to protect our nation, and it is our responsibility to ensure that they receive the recognition, benefits and care they have earned through their service.” , Spanberger said in a statement. “I strongly encourage any Virginia veteran with an outstanding question, concern, or issue with the VA or any other federal agency to contact my office.”
This was Spanberger’s 23rd open public telephone town hall since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Culpeper County Public School Events • March 28: Regular School Board Business Session, closed session later in the agenda, Culpeper County High School Studio, 14240 Achievement Drive, 6:00 p.m.
• April 1-2—Floyd T. Binns Middle School production of Moana, JR. in the auditorium of Eastern View High School, at 7 p.m. both evenings and a matinee at 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Adult tickets/10$ and 6$ for children/students
• April 5: Regular Board of Supervisors Meeting: Budget included in agenda, County Administration Office, 302 N. Main St., 10:00 a.m.
• April 7 – Emerald Hill Elementary PTO Meeting, STEM Lab, 3:15 p.m.
Agriculture Business Conference this week The 2022 Governors Conference on Agricultural Trade will take place from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. this Tuesday, March 29 at the Richmond Marriott Hotel.
This annual event brings together policy makers, agriculture and forestry companies, and academics to highlight the vital role of agriculture and forestry in Virginia’s international business landscape.
The sponsors are Virginia Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Virginia Port Authority, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation and Virginia Tech Dept. of Agricultural and Applied Economics. Governor Glenn Youngkin will announce final Virginia agriculture and forestry export numbers for 2021.
“The export market is promising for Virginia’s agriculture and forestry industries. As the first and third largest private sector industries in the Commonwealth, agriculture and forestry play a leading role in driving economic growth in the Commonwealth,” said Youngkin.
The Honorable Dr. Jewel Bronaugh, USDA Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, will provide an update on trade and domestic policies aimed at strengthening the US agricultural economy.
Other speakers will be Global Situation Room Chairman Brett Bruen, USDA Chief Meteorologist Mark Brusberg, Sharon Bomer Lauritsen of AgTrade Strategies, Rosalind Leeck, Senior Director of the US Soybean Export Council and Bill Westman of William Westman & Associates. vafb.swoogo.com/govag2022
Support Farm Show 4-H at the BBQ dinnerA 4-hour Youth Benefit BBQ Dinner will be held at 4 p.m. May 7 at the Brandy Station Fire Hall.
Bees & Trees Farm is pleased to support the local 4H at this event by raising funds for this year’s upcoming Culpeper-Madison-Rappahannock Farm Show.
Tickets are available for purchase from the farm shop at Bees & Trees, located on Eggbornsville Road in Elkwood, Culpeper County. Tickets are $12 each and $5 for children 9 and under.
The menu will include a choice of BBQ beef or pork, leg of lamb, buttered parsley potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, homemade desserts and beverages.
The farm shop is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, or contact Andy Anderson at 540/547-2926 or any 4H member for advance tickets only.
Nobel Peace Prize nominee to speak “A Conversation with Mrs. Opal Lee: Juneteenth’s Grandmother” will take place at 3 p.m. today, March 27, at Burruss Hall at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg and via live stream.
This event is free and open to the public and will be part of Virginia Tech’s 1872 Forward Celebration Weekend.
Lee is a retired teacher, counselor and social justice activist in the movement to make Juneteenth a federally recognized holiday. On June 17, 2021, President Biden signed Senate Bill 475, making June 11 the 11th federal holiday. Author of ‘Juneteenth: A Children’s Story’, Lee was nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize.
Elizabeth A. “Betsy” Flanagan Women in Leadership and Philanthropy Endowed Lecture Fund, Virginia Tech Student Affairs, I WILL Council, and VT Engage: The Center for Leadership and Service Learning are sponsors.
Library Voter Registration CampaignCulpeper NAACP Branch 7058 will conduct voter registration from 2-7:30 p.m. today, March 28, outside the Culpeper County Library.
Any 17-year-old who turns 18 by November 8 can register. Check registration status and get information about restoring voting rights.
Wrestlemania tonight in C’villeCheck out the top WWE Smackdown stars live at 7 p.m. tonight, March 27, at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville. Naomi Women’s Championship vs. Charlotte Flair and Tag Team Champions, USOs, Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura, The New Day and more.