Yes, Virginia Rehearsal Slide Show

A Glimpse at Yes, Virginia Rehearsal



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GivingTuesday December 1, 2020

Giving Tuesday is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving Day as a sort of balance (or, perhaps, balm) to the manic (if not materialistic) “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” which precedes Giving Tuesday. But now, more than ever is when charities across the nation (or on earth) need support the most. Simply put, because of COVID-19, GivingTuesday 2020 funding is critical.

It’s a small window of only one day, December 1 but on Giving Tuesday, and throughout the year, your donations are greatly appreciated. It’s just a great way of celebrating the true Spirit of the Holidays: philanthropy through the community.

Early donations are appreciated.

Pen-to-Paper Authors’ New Books

Books make excellent gifts. Windmore writers appeal to every age. Support local arts with your purchase now and throughout the years.

Cover Design: Laura Myers

Pen-to-Paper member, Cynthia Siira, is co-author of The Meek Shall Inherit. The Meek Shall Inherit is available on Amazon.
“In the face of impending starvation and chaos, the few survivors must learn to trust one another and survive in a world they no longer recognize.”
Pen-to-Paper member, Allita Irby, is a co-author of Fourth Sunday, the Journey of a Book Club. The genre is Cosmopolitan Literature. Available on
“What happens when a real-life book club decides to write their own novel? The result is a fresh, fun story about a group of women who have more in common than just the books they read.”


Tucked away in the pages of history are amazing stories of African American men — slave, runaways, and free– who courageously fought for the ideals expressed in the Declaration of Independence. Women also fought but with words which penetrated like bullets. And Jewish emigrants gave their lives and fortunes for what America offered. More than twenty-one are celebrated in Courageous Men & Women of the American Revolution.  Paperback. 150 pages with color illustrations and chapter resources. Humphries also has other books available on Amazon.
Caryn Block has three new books recently available.
Rurik’s Mate: The Volkov Family Chronicles Book Two AMAZON
Christmas Mate: The Shadow Walker – Lycan Hybrid Second Generation Romance Series AMAZON
Katya: Book One of The Volkov Family
Chronicles AMAZON

To purchase this adorable handmade doll of Samantha, contact Powell through her website:

Lois G. Powell has two new books coming out. Samantha’s New Baby will be her third Samantha book. The main character is six years old and in the first grade. It is a picture book appropriate for readers ages 4 through 8.

Powell has her first Middle/Young Adult book Kesha and the Stolen Artifacts coming out. Kesha is thirteen and just going into high school. She will be in the ninth grade. She finds a strange artifact while swimming at the beach. She decides to take it home. When she does, strange things begin to happen. The age category is twelve to fifteen years old and adults who enjoy Fantasy-Mystery.

Search Amazon by her author name: Lois Griffin Powell



Narration and Perspective Seminar


Lucie Rousseau

Presenter: Lucie-Gabrielle Jolicoeur-Rousseau

Location: Online

Workshop: This workshop is divided into two sessions.  Please make sure you can attend both sessions and participate in the writing/feedback activities. The cost includes both sessions.

Session 1 is a teaching session. Wednesday, Oct  7th, 10-1:30

Session 2 will consist of readings of the works and sharing constructive criticism

  • Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020, 10:00-1:30  Group 1
  • Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020, 10:00-1:30 Group 2   (if needed)


  • Members: $30 for Windmore members may pay online.
  • Non-members: $40 for non-members pay online.

Windmore members will have access to the video after the session. Become a member now:


Yes, Virginia, The Musical! December 12 & 13, 2020

Great News!  StageWorks will still be able to do our performance live!  According to the Governor’s most recent executive order (EO 68), we fall under the section for performing arts business and therefore we can have more than 25 people in our audience as long as we take proper steps for social distancing.

Here is a glimpse of the rehearsals!

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COVID Mitigation We are limiting our ticket sales to 100 tickets per performance.  There will be 6 feet circles chalked on the road spread out by 8 feet for groups to sit in together.  We will have hand sanitizer stations, a clearly marked path to each of the circles and masks will be highly encouraged! (they keep your face nice and warm too!)

We are so excited to invite you to join us LIVE on December 12 and 13 at the Culpeper Depot for our performances of Yes, Virginia The Musical!  To purchase tickets please click the button Ticket Sales below. Rain dates are December 19 and 20.


If you would like to enjoy Yes, Virginia Live from the comfort of your own home, please click on the link below on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 12 and 13.  The Live stream is free, but we hope you will consider a suggested donation of $15 to Windmore so that we can continue to bring quality arts programming to the Culpeper Community.



If you are having trouble streaming with the first link, please try this one.


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To read the Governor’s executive order please click here:—Additional-Restrictions-on-the-Eastern-Region-due-to-Novel-Coronavirus-(COVID-19).pdf

Inspired by the true story of 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon, who wrote a letter to the “New York Sun” newspaper in 1897, to ask about the existence of Santa Claus. The Sun’s editor responded with a poignantly-worded essay that became one of the most famous newspaper editorials of all time.

  • Children 2 and under have free admission
  • Individual Tickets:$15
  • Family Pass: $60 Bring up to six people on a family pass.

Click the button to purchase tickets.

Make Yes, Virginia: The Musical! a family event. Bring seating, warm blankets, and heated beverages to enjoy. It’s a seasonal picnic with entertainment.

Interested in sponsoring Yes, Virginia: The Musical!? Sponsor as an individual or a business. For information, click here.

Fauquier County Voting

Fauquier County:

Main Website:

For questions or more information about absentee voting please contact the Registrar’s Office. More information about absentee voting is available by visiting the Department of Elections Absentee Voting Page

Absentee Vote in-Person-at:

County of Fauquier
Office of the General Registrar
528 Waterloo Rd, Suite 200
Warrenton, VA 20186-3011
Tel. 540-422-8290

  1. Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 4:30pm (excluding holidays)
  2. Saturday, October 24th and October 31 from 9:00AM to 5:00PM
  3. In-person voting ends Oct 31 at 5:00pm

Vote by Mail Applications are available at:

To request an absentee ballot by mail, a voter must complete the absentee ballot application and return it to the Registrar’s Office either by mail, fax, or in-person to:

County of Fauquier
Office of the General Registrar
528 Waterloo Rd, Suite 200
Warrenton, VA 20186-3011
Tel. 540-422-8290
Fax 540-422-8291



Madison County

Madison County SealMadison County:

Main Website:

Absentee Vote in-Person-at:

  • Registrar’s Office
  • 302 Thrift Road,
  • Madison, VA 22727

The Madison County registrar office is open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm. and will also be available Saturday, October 24th and October 31st and from 9am-5pm.

Mail-in/Vote by Mail Applications are available at:

Email:; Phone or voicemail: (540) 948-6533

  • Registrar’s Office
  • P.O. Box 267,
  • Madison, VA 22727

State your full name, address and how many applications you are requesting

Mail your application or dropped in person at our office. Mail is highly encouraged at this time.

Orange County

seal for Orange CountyOrange County

Main Website:

Information on Registering to Vote:

Absentee Vote in-Person at:

Voter Registration & Elections Office
146 Madison Road, Suite 204
Orange, VA 22960

The Orange County registrar’s office is open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and will also be open Saturday, October 24, 2020, and Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 9am-5pm.

Mail-in Vote by Mail Applications are available at:

Voter Registration & Elections Office
146 Madison Road, Suite 204
Orange, VA 22960

Rappahannock County

Seal of RappahannockRappahannock County

Main Website:

Absentee Vote in-Person-at

  • Registrar’s Office
  • 262A Gay Street,
  • Washington, VA 22747
  • Phone: (540) 675-5380
    Fax: (540) 675-5381

Office Hours: M-F 8:00am-4:00pm.

Saturday, October 24, 2020 and Saturday, October 31, 2020 Voter registration office is open for in-person absentee voters. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 31 is the last day to vote in-person absentee

Vote by Mail Applications are available at: