Yes, Virginia, The Musical and Audition Information

Stageworks is excited to announce our holiday musical, Yes, Virginia, The Musical to be
performed outdoors December 12 and 13 down by the Culpeper Depot!

 

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.

Interested in auditioning for the play? Click the button to sign-up to Audition.
Auditions will be held at the State Theater 305 S Main St, Culpeper, VA (2nd floor)

 

Fauquier County Voting

Fauquier County:

Main Website: https://www.fauquiercounty.gov/government/departments-h-z/registrar

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:   https://www.madisonco.virginia.gov/registrar

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: registrar@madisonco.virginia.gov; 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:  https://orangecountyva.gov/354/Voter-Registration-Elections

Information on Registering to Vote: https://orangecountyva.gov/361/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: http://www.rappahannockcountyva.gov/voter.html

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:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voting General Election

Voting: General Election: Tuesday, November 3, 2020

ELIGIBILITY

All registered voters are required to present a photo ID to vote in-person.

To be eligible to register to vote in Virginia, a person must: 

  • Be a resident of Virginia (a person who has come to Virginia for temporary purposes and intends to return to another state is not considered a resident for voting purposes)
  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be 18 years old (any person who is 17 years old and will be 18 years of age at the next General Election shall be permitted to register in advance)
  • Not be registered and/or planning to vote in another state
  • Not currently declared mentally incompetent by a court of law
  • If convicted of a felony, your right to vote must have been restored and you must provide restoration proof to the Registrar’s Office in order to be reinstated.

Photo ID: Virginia law requires all registered voters to show one acceptable photo ID to vote in person. The following are acceptable forms of identification.

  • Virginia driver’s license
  • Virginia DMV-issued photo ID
  • United States passport
  • Employer-issued photo ID
  • Student photo ID issued by a school, college, or university located in Virginia (public or private)
  • Other U.S. or Virginia government-issued photo ID (including veteran’s photo ID)
  • Tribal enrollment or other tribal photo ID issued by one of the 11 tribes recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Virginia voter photo ID card

Source: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/registration/photo-ids-required-to-vote/index.html

VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

  • Virginia offers online voter registration. You will need a driver’s license and social security number to register online.
  • You can register by mail to vote in Virginia by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. See How to Vote link for details and voter registration download. (https://howto.vote/register/en/va.html)
  • You can also register to vote in person if you prefer.

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

Tue Oct 13, 2020
Online by Tue Oct 13, 2020
Postmarked by Tue Oct 13, 2020
In-Person, Received by Tue Oct 13, 2020 at 5pm

IMPORTANT:  If you are not already registered, you will have to wait five days after registration before you can be issued an absentee ballot. Register early!

Additional Voter Registration Information by County: https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation/PublicContactLookup

BASIC INFORMATION:

  • Citizen Portal: Register to vote, update your current Virginia voter registration, apply to vote absentee by mail, or view your polling place, election district, absentee ballot status, and voting history.
  • You must be registered to vote.
  • You may vote absentee Vote by Mail (Mail-in), Absentee Vote In-person, or Vote in-person at the Poll on November 3
  • If possible, please conduct business with the County Voter Registrar’s office by phone, email, or online.
  • An application to Vote by Mail must be completed and returned before the county Registrar’s office can mail you a ballot.
  • In the upcoming General Election, any registered voter can vote by mail or early vote in-person starting September 18th. Dates and hours may vary based on where you live. Check with the county registrar’s office to confirm dates and times.
  • Covid-19: When voting in person or at the polls wear a mask and practice social distancing.
  • Holiday: Registrar’s Office will be closed Monday, October 12, 2020 in observance of the Columbus Day Holiday.
  • Felony Conviction: Restore your vote- https://campaignlegal.org/restoreyourvote

EARLY VOTING

Absentee Voting (Vote in-Person at the Registrar’s Office) Dates and hours may vary based on where you live

  • First Day to Absentee Vote in-Person: Sept. 18, 2020 or Sept 19, 2020.
  • Last Day to Absentee Vote in-Person: Oct. 31, 2020 (The registrar’s office will also be open Saturday, October 24, 2020 and Saturday October 31, 2020.)

Absentee Voting (Vote by Mail often called Mail-in Ballot or Absentee Ballot):

    • Request your Vote by Mail ballot at least 15 days before Election Day.
    • Once received, follow the directions.
    • Add postage to the return envelope if needed.
    • Mail your ballot at least 7 days before Election Day.
  • Last Day to Request Mail-in: Oct. 23, 2020 at 5PM. Postmarks are not acceptable for this deadline; the completed absentee ballot application must be in the possession of the Registrar’s Office on or before the deadline date and time to qualify.
  • IMPORTANT: After you complete your Vote on the Mail ballot, it must be delivered to the Registrar’s Office no later than 7:00 PM on election day, or be clearly postmarked on or before election day and received by the Registrar’s Office no later than noon on the Friday following the election to be counted (Va. Code §24.2-709). Any voted absentee ballots received after the deadline date and time will not be opened and will be delivered to the Clerk of the Circuit Court (Va. Code §24.2-711).

 Four Ways to Apply for Vote by Mail Ballot: Do this as early as possible.

  1. Use the Citizen Portal via the Virginia Department of Elections to apply to vote Absentee by Mail. Online your VA driver’s license acts as your signature.  *To sign your application online you MUST agree to DMV access and you MUST enter your social security number and Virginia Driver’s license or other DMV issued identification number.
  2. Call your county registrar’s office to have the Vote by Mail application mailed to you.
  3. Download and print the Vote by Mail Application. Send it or take it to your county’s Registrar’s office. Source: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/media/castyourballot/SBE-701-703.1.pdf
  4. Remember to SIGN your application. Unsigned applications cannot be processed.
  5. Military and Overseas Voters can use the Federal Post Card Application
  6. If you do not have a DMV ID, immediately: simply download and print the form from Vote by Mail or request one by mail from your local registrar’s office, fill it out and mail it to P.O. Box 236, Washington, VA 22747

County Registrar Offices:

Culpeper County

Fauquier County

Madison County

Orange County

Rappahannock County

 

Verbs: A Tense Topic

Verb Tense SeminarThe Narrative NOW of your story, whether it is in the Past or the Present, affects your choice of verb tenses. In this online seminar, we will discuss what each choice entails, how to stay consistent throughout a story, and how to use the different forms more effectively. The participants will be divided into one of two feedback workshops.
IT’S NOW OR WHENEVER
Lucie Rousseau

Presenter: Lucie-Gabrielle Jolicoeur-Rousseau

Lecture: Wednesday, September 2

Workshop: Wednesday, September 9 Group 1

Workshop: Wednesday, September 16 Group 2

All classes at 10 AM via Google Meet

 

Artists of Windmore

This is a diverse group of artists whose activities include workshops, plein air outings, field trips, art demos, critiques, classes and group shows. Participating members are invited to display their work. These opportunities include exhibiting and selling work in a variety of venues.

“FOCUS ON NORTHERN PIEDMONT”
Photography Exhibit
AT FAUQUIER HOSPITAL JUNE 2018

The exhibit showcases photographs taken in the Northern Piedmont of Virginia. The Exhibit at Fauquier Hospital will run during the month of June. There is no cost to participate in the exhibit which is part of the Young at HeART Series funded in part by the PATH Foundation.
SEASONS ART EXHIBIT

AT FAUQUIER HOSPITAL JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2017
AND CULPEPER  MEDICAL CENTER JULY 15 – SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

Windmore is partnering with Fauquier Hospital and Culpeper Medical Center this year providing art exhibits. The first one is at Fauquier Hospital, entitled Seasons and runs through February 28, 2017. The art exhibit Seasons takes us through a year of seasonal art. Spring and summer transcends from one end of the display. Fall, along with winter, meanders on a path completed by Norman Rockwell’s “season of giving” depiction. All the paintings are symbolic and take us through seasons of life that include reflection, rest, learning, growth, celebration, generosity, and even uncertainty with crossroads along the way.
“Plein Art Painter” by Millie Lane

Most of the pieces of art are by Northern Piedmont artist Millie Lane in whose honor Windmore offers a scholarship each year to graduating high school seniors majoring in the arts in college. The art was donated to Windmore by the Lane family. Millie, who passed away in 2010, was a prominent local multi-media artist who enjoyed creating with oils, watercolors, acrylics, inks, mixed media and collage. She was quoted as saying “I have been painting in various media all my life, learning and teaching as I go. I love plein air painting in watercolors the best so I can feel what I am painting.” Millie received many awards for her paintings and often exhibited her work in Fauquier and Culpeper County. She had a 40 year career as a nurse earning many awards for creative and innovative programs and a place in Who’s Who in American Nursing. Millie’s nursing career included working in both Fauquier and Culpeper Hospitals.

 In the exhibit at Fauquier Hospital in January 2017, there are two pieces of art by internationally renowned artists. Midway through the Seasons exhibit is Charles Peterson’s “Days of Summer” which is a framed and signed limited edition print 765/2600. Also is a Norman Rockwell “Christmas” framed and autographed limited edition print 173/315. All of the sales of the Seasons art exhibit benefit either scholarships like Millie Lane’s Art or supporting Windmore’s mission of providing community arts. Fauquier Hospital is located at 500 Hospital Drive, Warrenton, VA. Later in the year, Windmore will present another new art exhibit at Culpeper Medical Center which will run from July 15 – September 30 2017, located at 501 Sunset Lane, Culpeper, VA.

ART DEMOS ON THURSDAY AUGUST 25, 2016

Two locations: Warrenton and Culpeper

Windmore Golden Artist Demo Amy ShawleyAugust 25 –10 am to noon – Art Technique Demonstration for “Water Media – Layering with Watercolors and Acrylics” at Sunny Reynolds Photography – Studio 19 at 81 Main Street, Warrenton.*
Discover the wide range of GOLDEN paints that are fluid in motion: High Flow, Fluid Colors, and QoR Watercolor. Learn how to make the best archival choices from a collection of products. Beginning with traditional watercolor techniques using QoR Watercolor, we move into more contemporary ideas including using GOLDEN products in journaling. This will include an assortment of applications such as: pouring, staining, granulation, blooms, splash, and “white-out” tricks for saving that uncooperative watercolor painting. We will then work with QoR Watercolors in combination with GOLDEN Acrylics to explore the resoluability of watercolor and the permanence of acrylics. Finally, attendees will learn how to take advantage of GOLDEN and QoR Grounds to create myriad surfaces for their work: from paper-like surfaces with the QoR Grounds, to utilizing unique substrates such as wood panels, fabrics, and plastics with GOLDEN Grounds. Finally, we will cover the options of Archival Varnishing of watercolor surfaces, for preservation without using glass. Attendees will receive a selection of the products discussed to take home and explore the breadth and depth of GOLDEN’s professional product line.

August 25 – 4 pm to 6 pm – Art Technique Demonstration for “Mixed Media” at Culpeper Baptist Church, 318 S West Street, Culpeper.*
Covers a wide variety of tools and techniques for use in Mixed Media projects. Learn about the wide range of GOLDEN Acrylic paints and mediums, as well as QoR Watercolor, giving you a good understanding of each product and their different attributes. Learn how to make the right choices in grounds and colors for the best intended application and for archival quality. Learn what to put under paint, and how to create washes, stains, and collage. We also cover the use of stencils, paint markers, pastels, and pencils, as well as the creation of encaustic-like effects, and how to use Iridescent and Interference colors to add unique qualities to your work. This is a great place for beginners and experienced artists alike to learn new techniques and be inspired by innovative applications. Attendees will receive a selection of the products discussed to take home and explore the breadth and depth of GOLDEN’s professional product line.

*Art demonstrations are $5 for Windmore members and $10 for non-members. Attendees will receive a gift bag of art products. Registration required: email info@windmorefoundation.org or call 540-547-4333.

WINDMORE’S MILLIE LANE COLLECTION OF “SUMMER BREEZES” ON
EXHIBIT AT DEJA BREW IN WARRENTON BEGINNING JULY 6, 2016

Caladium plant watercolor resized 12 09Windmore’s Millie Lane Collection of “Summer Breezes” is on exhibit at Deja Brew in Warrenton, Virginia located at 22 Main Street. The first two of the 17 paintings, “Caladium Flower” and “Mount Olivet Church”, have sold already. All proceeds from the sold paintings benefit scholarships for high school students majoring in the arts during college. Windmore is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization providing the visual, literary, and performing arts through awareness, participation, and education. Stop by Deja Brew Warrenton to see the exhibit and enjoy some great food and beverages with menu items that consist of plenty of fresh, organic, no sugar added, and soy-free choices for any health conscious appetite.

Millie Lane Mount Olivet Church in Syria Madison County VirginiaMillie Lane, who passed away in 2010, was a prominent Culpeper multi-media artist who enjoyed creating with oils, watercolors, acrylics, inks, mixed media and collage. She was quoted as saying “I have been painting in various media all my life but mainly since 1970, learning and teaching as I go. I love plein air painting in watercolors the best so I can feel what I am painting.” Millie received many awards on her paintings and had often exhibited her work in Culpeper, Fauquier, and Orange counties.

FOURTH OF JULY ART EXHIBIT WITH CULPEPER FESTIVAL
WINDMORE’S “SUMMER SENSATIONS”
10 am on Monday, July 4, 2016
West Davis Street, Culpeper, VA
Framed and unframed work will be displayed and for sale
Millie Lane Couple at the Beach
“Beach Babes” by Millie Lane

PAST EVENTS

ART EXHIBIT EXTENDED THROUGH APRIL 16, 2016
WINDMORE’S SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM PRESENTS

“Legacy – The Art of Millie Lane”
~A Fundraiser for Arts Education Scholarships~
State Theatre in Culeper, Virginia

Windmore’s art exhibition is extended through Saturday April 16, 2016 at State Theatre Culpeper. Millie Lane, who passed away in 2010, was a prominent multi-media artist in Culpeper and the sale of the art funds local arts scholarships. To date 12 paintings have sold. To purchase a painting, call Windmore at 540-547-4333 or email info@windmorefoundation.org.The art exhibit is open two hours prior to State Theatre events and during intermissions. For events schedule, visit: www.culpepertheatre.org. State Theatre is located at 305 S. Main Street in Culpeper.

Windmore Legacy-The Art of Millie Lane Son and Daughter-in-Law Feb 2016 StraightenedMillie Lane’s son Rick and daughter-in-law Carolyn attended
the opening reception for  “Legacy – The Art of Millie Lane”

“Legacy – The Art of Millie Lane” exhibition is presented by Windmore Foundation for the Arts from February 6, 2016 – March 20, 2016, and then extended through April 16, 2016, at State Theatre Culpeper showcasing and selling the art of Millie Lane to fund scholarships. The special opening reception took place on Saturday February 6 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm and also included art, jewelry and pottery for sale by additional local artists, with proceeds benefitting arts programming.Thank you to State Theatre and ACC for sharing the art exhibition space with Windmore.

Millie Lane, who passed away in 2010, was a prominent Culpeper multi-media artist who enjoyed creating with oils, watercolors, acrylics, inks, mixed media and collage. She was quoted as saying “I have been painting in various media all my life but mainly since 1970, learning and teaching as I go. I love plein air painting in watercolors the best so I can feel what I am painting.” Millie received many awards on her paintings and had often exhibited her work in Culpeper, Fauquier, and Orange counties.

Lane-Mille-ArtistMillie received many awards on her paintings and had often exhibited
her work in Culpeper, Fauquier, and Orange counties.

Millie was born December 6, 1938 in Trenton, New Jersey, became a registered nurse and her 40 year career included working at Culpeper Hospital, and as an operating room nurse at Fauquier Hospital. She was a member of Brushstrokes Gallery of Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts, and had works displayed in old town Fredericksburg, as well as The Arts Center in Orange County, and in Culpeper at the Village Frame and Gallery, Depot, and Library. She was an active member and teacher of the Artists of Windmore Foundation for the Arts and The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts. Millie also enjoyed being outdoors, farming, horses and being at the beach which all influenced her choice of content for artwork.

Windmore Millie Lane's Sheep No. 37Millie passed away on December 4, 2010, however, her art and memory lives on. “Legacy – The Art of Millie Lane” exhibition, free to the public, is open during intermission at all State Theatre events, as well as one hour before films shown and two hours prior to live performances from February 6 through March 20, 2016. State Theatre is located at 305 S. Main Street and events are listed at www.culpepertheatre.org. One hundred percent of the sales of Millie Lane’s art will go to Windmore’s scholarship fund which awards two one thousand dollar scholarships each year in honor of Artists Dorothy Skelton and Millie Lane. (A fundraising event for Dorothy Skelton’s art was held by Windmore last year at State Theatre.) Founded in 1987, Windmore Foundation for the Arts promotes the visual, literary, and performing arts through awareness, participation, and education. For more information including how to purchase Mille Lane’s Art, email info@windmorefoundation.org or call 540-547-4333.

Windmore Legacy-The Art of Millie Lane Son of Mille Lane and Wimdmore ED Shake Hands

Windmore’s executive director Debra Smyers extends a thank you to Rick Lane.