Culpeper-area community briefs for Sept. 18, 2022 | Lifestyles

Last game performance today

“Elephant and Piggie’s We Are In A Play” by Mo Willems takes to the stage at 2pm today September 18 for the final performance by the young actors from Stageworks.

This children’s musical is for kids of all ages! Job Fair Tuesday in Orange

The Economic Development Office and the Virginia Career Works Center in Orange County are hosting a recruitment event this Tuesday, September 20 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Orange Train Depot, 122 E. Main St. in the city of Orange.

Community job seekers are invited to speak with hiring managers about open positions in manufacturing, retail, hospitality, government, healthcare, agriculture, logistics, distribution and more.

“There are many new opportunities for job seekers in the area and we are excited to put them in touch with our local businesses. Whether you’re looking for full-time or part-time employment, there’s something for everyone,” said Jenny Biche of the Virginia Career Works Center in a statement.

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Rose Deal, director of economic development for Orange County, said they are thrilled to once again partner with Virginia Career Works for the event.

“Several Orange County companies representing a variety of employment sectors will be in attendance and look forward to welcoming job seekers. We encourage job seekers to stop by to learn more about and discuss the many career opportunities that are available here in Orange,” she said.

Free resume writing assistance is also available through the Virginia Career Works Center at 127 Belleview Ave in Orange or by calling 540/661-3419.

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Events of the Culpeper School from September 20th to 30th

Culpeper County Public Schools Calendar of Events:

• Sept. 20 Culpeper County School Board Administrative Committee Meeting, School Board Office, 8 am

• Sept. 22 – Virginia School Board Legislative Advocacy Conference, Charlottesville, all day

• Sept. 22 – Sycamore Park Elementary School Back to School Night, 6 p.m

• Sept. 22 – Emerald Hill Elementary School Back to School Night, 5 p.m

• Sept. 22–Pearl Sample Elementary School Back to School Night, 6 p.m

• Sept. 22–AG Richardson Elementary School Back to School Night, 5:30 p.m

• Sept. 24 – Culpeper County High School Cheerleading Yard Sale, CCHS Lower Gym Lot, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Rain Date – Oct. 8)

• Sept. 26-Sep. 30–Eastern View High School Home Next week

• Sept. 26-CCSB Working Session, CCHS Studio, 6 p.m

• Sept. 30–Covid Vaccine Clinic, CCHS Studio, 3-5 p.m

Virginia tax refunds are coming this fall

This fall, about 3.2 million eligible Virginia taxpayers will receive one-time tax refunds of up to $250 for individual filings and up to $500 for joint filings, according to a press release from Gov. Glenn Youngkin.

Beginning September 19, taxpayers can check eligibility for this one-time tax refund at Discounts will be processed “first in/first out,” the statement said. Those who submitted by July 1st should expect their discount to arrive by the end of October. Those submitting between July 1st and November 1st will receive their refund within 4 months of their submission date.

Taxpayers who received a direct deposit state tax refund this year will likely receive their one-time tax refund through direct deposit into the same bank account. All other eligible taxpayers will receive their refund by paper check in the mail.

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“As Virginians face high inflation and prices driven by the policies set out in Washington, these one-time tax breaks will help families lower the cost of living,” Gov. Glenn Youngkin said. “Previous governments have overstretched Virginians, and by returning taxpayer money to Virginia’s taxpayers, we’re making sure hard-working Virginians can keep more of their paychecks during these tough economic times.”

America the Beautiful initiative

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has announced new wildlife hunting and fishing opportunities in 18 national wildlife refuges covering approximately 38,000 acres across the country, as part of the Biden administration’s effort to increase access to recreational activities on public lands.

“We are committed to ensuring Americans of all ethnicities have access to hunting, fishing and other recreational activities on the land and waters of the National Wildlife Refuge System,” Service Director Martha Williams said in a statement. “These regulations will increase public access, better align the service with state regulations, and help promote healthy wildlife habitats while boosting local recreation economies.”

This last rule includes 109 different ways to hunt or sport fish, including shelters there in Virginia:

• Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge: Open up new acres and acres already open to other hunts for upland game and turkey hunting, and expand existing big game and waterfowl hunting.

•James River National Wildlife Refuge: Open hunting of migratory birds.

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• Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge: Open waterfowl hunting on acres already open to other hunts.

• Wallops Island National Wildlife Refuge: Open migratory and upland game hunting for the first time.

Improving access to public lands and waters is a central component of the US government’s conservation approach, including locally led and volunteer efforts to conserve and protect US lands and waters through the America the Beautiful initiative.

This measure brings the number of units in the service’s National Wildlife Refuge System where the public is allowed to hunt to 436 and the number where fishing is allowed to 378.

RRCS celebrates 50 years of existence

Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services (1972-2022) invites the public to participate in a celebration of 50 years of community service later this month.

An anniversary event will be held on September 29 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm at Rock Hill Farm, 14461 Norman Rd. in Culpeper. The event is free.

Learn about the agency’s comprehensive services in mental health, mental and developmental disabilities, substance house, housing, case management, aging and children’s programs and services.

The celebration will feature cuisines from around the world from Albana’s Tavern, Café Torino & Bakery, El Agave, Pimenta and Pinto Thai, as well as celebratory mocktails from Mobile Mixology.

Wes Iseli from Party Magic will be there wowing the crowd and there will be rock art for the kids. Stay here to hear heartwarming testimonials and more. Register at

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