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THURSDAY, AUG. 31 MONDAY, SEPT. 3
➤ 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. warrentonhorseshow.com
FRIDAY, SEPT. 1
➤ 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. raac.org or call 800-695- 6075. Details in The Rapp, Page A2.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 2 MONDAY, SEPT. 4
➤ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, SEPT. 2
➤ 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. madisonva.com, or email us at email@example.com
SUNDAY, SEPT. 3
➤ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
➤ 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.facebook.com/ gnarlyhops, follow us on Twitter @gnarlyhops and Instagram #gnarlyhops.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 6
➤ 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.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 8
➤ 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
SATURDAY, SEPT. 9
➤ 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.