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➤ WARRENTON HORSE SHOW: The 118th Warrenton Horse Show, to be held at the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds, 60 East Shirley Ave., Warrenton, con­tin­ues through Sept. 3. Draw­ing many lo­cal and out of state ex­hibitors, this show re­mains a pop­u­lar event over the La­bor Day week­end. Some ex­cit­ing fea­tures of the show in­clude Hunter Breed­ing classes on Wed­nes­day; two new Jumper classes on Thurs­day; two Hunter Clas­sics on Satur­day in­clud­ing the $5,000 Warrenton/Miller Toy­ota Clas­sic. Sun­day will present the very pop­u­lar fox­hunter classes, and Side Sad­dle di­vi­sion. This year’s show will ben­e­fit Head Start and Bright Stars, The Fauquier SPCA, The Make-A-Wish Foun­da­tion, and the Fauquier County Fire and Res­cue As­so­ci­a­tion. The show be­gins at 8 a.m. each day, with evening classes on Fri­day, Satur­day and Sun­day. Ad­mis­sion is $10 per per­son, which can be pur­chased at the gate; chil­dren 12 and un­der are ad­mit­ted free. There will be food avail­able, as well as other gift con­ces­sions and tack shops. For in­for­ma­tion, call 540-347-9442 or 540-788-4806, or visit our web site, www. war­ren­ton­horse­


➤ RAAC MOVIE: The next RAAC movie, “Hid­den Fig­ures” from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton Theatre. Tick­ets are $6 per per­son. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. or call 800-695- 6075. De­tails in The Rapp, Page A2.


➤ DOG DAYS YARD SALE: Rap­pa­han­nock County Demo­cratic Com­mit­tee’s an­nual Dog Days of Sum­mer In­door Yard Sale and Fundraiser is 3 days this year, Satur­day, Sept. 2, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sun­day, Sept. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Mon­day, Sept. 4, from 9 a.m to noon. at the Wash­ing­ton fire hall. Drop off do­na­tions on Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sept 1, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, email Darien Reece at


➤ WHORTON/CLOUD RE­UNION: The an­nual re­union of the Whorton and Cloud fam­i­lies starts 10:30 a.m. at Rap­pa­han­nock County Park. Fam­ily and friends wel­come. Please bring a cov­ered dish to share. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Jeanne Brown at 540-9374146.

➤ MADI­SON FES­TI­VAL: Madi­son County’s 25th an­nual Taste of the Moun­tains Main Street Fes­ti­val starts at 10 a.m. and of­fers some­thing for ev­ery­one — ex­hibits, mu­sic, artists, crafts­peo­ple, en­ter­tain­ment, liv­ing his­tory, an­tique cars, magic shows, pony rides and more. Tast­ing tent show­cas­ing DuCard, Early Moun­tain and Prince Michel wines. For more, call the Madi­son Cham­ber of Com­merce at 540-948-4455, visit our web­site at www. madis­, or email us at tourism@madi­


➤ UUBRIDGE SER­VICE: “Com­ing Home Again,” min­is­ter Rev. Russ Sav­age will lead the ser­vice to “pro­vide com­fort to one an­other in our trou­bled world, and to join­ing hands to do the work of jus­tice we are called to do.” Bring a small sam­ple of wa­ter from some­where which re­stores your soul, and we will gather the wa­ters to­gether to sym­bol­ize our com­ing to­gether once again.” All are wel­come at this and all ser­vices of UUBRidge (Uni­tar­ian Univer­sal­ists of the Blue Ridge) Ser­vices held at Hearth­stone School, 11576 Lee Hwy, Sper­ryville. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact, Ellen Adams

➤ PAS­TORAL AN­NIVER­SARY: The Rev. Donald E. Simp­kins cel­e­brates his 17th pas­toral an­niver­sary at the Mace­do­nia Bap­tist Church, 574 Zachary Tay­lor High­way, Flint Hill. Rev. Gil­li­son Wanser, (re­tired) pas­tor of the First Springs Bap­tist Church, Warrenton, brings the 11 a.m. wor­ship ser­vice. Lunch is served from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Rev. Jerome Gip­son, Sr., pas­tor of the Ris­ing Zion Bap­tist Church, Jef­fer­son­ton, preaches at the 3 p.m. cel­e­bra­tion ser­vice. Ev­ery­one is wel­come to this cel­e­bra­tion. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 540-675-3480.

➤ HOPTOBERFEST: Culpeper Re­nais­sance Inc. (CRI) is proud to present the 2nd An­nual Hoptoberfest from noon to 5 p.m. in the De­pot Dis­trict in Down­town Culpeper. This event is de­signed to sat­isfy the Amer­i­can Craft Beer en­thu­si­asts with a Ger­man twist and there's an added bonus for cider lovers too! De­li­cious lo­cal eats to com­pli­ment all those liq­uid re­fresh­ments will also be avail­able for pur­chase. For more in­for­ma­tion please con­tact Culpeper Re­nais­sance at (540) 825-4416 or visit us on the web at www.gnarly­hops. com, www.face­ gnarly­hops, fol­low us on Twit­ter @gnarly­hops and In­sta­gram #gnarly­hops.


➤ RAPP AT HOME FIRST WED­NES­DAY: Join Rapp at Home, 567 Mount Salem Ave., mem­bers on the first Wed­nes­day of each month each month at 10:30 a.m., to pon­der and dis­cuss var­i­ous ag­in­gre­lated top­ics. Con­ver­sa­tions on Ag­ing with Danny Wil­son. Topic: At our core. Con­sid­er­ing as­pects of our­selves that have re­mained con­stant through­out most of our life. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Rapp at Home Of­fice at 540- 937-4663.


➤ RAPP AT HOME COF­FEE/ DIS­CUS­SION: Join Rapp at Home mem­bers, 567 Mount Salem Av­enue (the Wash­ing­ton School) Wash­ing­ton, for a cof­fee and dis­cus­sion at 10:30 a.m. We’ll be joined by Rick Kohler, president of RLEP. The Topic: En­vi­ron­men­tal Is­sues in Rap­pa­han­nock. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 540-937-4663.

➤ OPEN­ING RE­CEP­TION: Firnew Farm Artists’ Cir­cle is pleased to an­nounce, “A View with a Room,” our 5th An­nual Group Art and Pho­tog­ra­phy Show at Wood­berry For­est’s Walker Fine Arts Cen­ter Baker Gallery, from Aug. 28 through Oct. 29. The open­ing re­cep­tion is this evening from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The show is an on­go­ing col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Firnew founder Tr­ish Crowe and Wood­berry For­est School art teacher Kelly Lon­er­gan. The ex­hibit and the open­ing re­cep­tion are free and open to the pub­lic.

➤ SEC­OND FRI­DAY: The Sec­ond Fri­day Talk be at 8 p.m. at the the Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton Theater. Richard Clarke will be the guest speaker. See story, Page A5


➤ JEF­FER­SON­TON BREAK­FAST: Jef­fer­son Ru­ri­tan Club and Jef­fer­son­ton Com­mu­nity Cen­ter's monthly all-you-can-eat coun­try break­fast is 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Jef­fer­son­ton Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 5073 Jef­fer­son­ton Rd. Cost is $8 ($5, ages 6 to 12; younger kids free). Car­ry­out avail­able. Pro­ceeds fund schol­ar­ships, lo­cal pub­lic ser­vice or­ga­ni­za­tions and char­i­ties and main­tain­ing the com­mu­nity cen­ter. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 540-937-5119.

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