Community Briefs for the Culpeper area for July 15, 2022 | lifestyles

Packard Campus features ‘Culpepper Cattle Co.’ Friday at Mount Pony

The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater opens its doors with a new season of Friday and Saturday screenings beginning at 7:30 p.m. tonight

“Culpepper Cattle Co.” (20th Century-Fox, 1972) will be shown on the big screen at the 202-seat Art Deco theater at the National Audio Visual Conservation Center at Mount Pony on Friday. The film was directed by Dick Richards and starred Gary Grimes, Billy Green Bush, Luke Askew, Bo Hopkins and Geoffrey Lewis. 35mm, 92 minutes.

The plot: The slightly bored teenager Ben Mockridge asks Frank Culpepper to take him to the next cattle drive. He gets his wish, but soon learns that, according to LOC advertising, life as a cowboy is more hard work than excitement.

“Moana” and “Jaws” at the Packard Campus Theater on Saturday

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Two fan favorites will be screened for free on Saturday for the reopening of the Library of Congress art deco cinema in Culpeper.

See the Pacific-inspired “Moana” (Walt Disney, 2016) on July 16 at 2:00 p.m. at the Packard Campus Theater at the National Audio Visual Conservation Center on Mount Pony Road. The animated film directed by Ron Clements and John Musker with the voices of Auli’l Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson and Rachel House. Digital, 107 minutes.

PLOT: To save her island from a foodborne illness, Moana Waialiki goes on an ocean voyage to confront the demigod Maui. Also watch Gone Fishing (Walter Disney, 2016), a 6-minute preview short.

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Then on Saturday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m., the theater will show Shark Week favorite “Jaws” (Universal, 1975).

This classic ocean thrasher directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss with music by John Williams. 35mm, 124 minutes.

PLOT: Tourism trumps safety when a killer shark is discovered patrolling the waters around the summer resort of Amity Island. “Jaws” was added to the National Film Registry in 2001.

Culpeper event highlights from city tourism

July 21st to Thursday 3rd Concert with The Unsuitables Band at the Culpeper Depot, rock and roll with a touch of funk and soul. This energetic group of local and regional musicians really knows how to please audiences with a focus on vintage R&B, Motown classics and a mix of rock and blues music.

July 23 – Lavender Wreath-Making Workshop at Seek Lavender Farm: Spend the morning with Seek Lavender’s owner and operator, Mary Seek, making your own 8-inch lavender wreath, sipping lavender lemonade and trying a hand-made one Lavender treat from the farm.

July 28-30 – History Seminar Commemorating 160th Anniversary of Battle of Cedar Mountain: Friends of the Cedar Mountain Battlefield are hosting a history seminar in Culpeper to commemorate the 160th anniversary of the August 9, 1862 battle.

Moonshiner to ride in the Brandy Parade

Tim Smith of Discovery Channel’s Moonshiners is coming to Brandy Station next month to help light the annual Volunteer Fire Department Parade on Fleetwood Heights Road.

Virginia-born moonshiner and longtime friend of Culpeper County, Smith will be one of the grand marshals in the Aug. 11 procession, said Jeff Bailey, a longtime member of the Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Department.

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The parade starts at 6:30 p.m. Smith will be available for autographs at the Firemen’s Fair following his upcoming appearance at the Brandy Station VFD parade.

The fair will be held midway in Brandy from Wednesday 10th August to Saturday 13th August. People can now take advantage of ride specials on

MFA Studios hosts the ribbon cutting

This Locust Grove dance and fitness center has expanded to include a second location in Culpeper.

MFA Studios held a tape average for its new home at 19055 Industrial Road on July 12th. The gym provides a friendly, positive and nurturing environment for everyone involved in dance, acro, cheer and fitness. Mayeisha Parker is CEO and Artistic Director. See

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