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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 the Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection (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 to 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 is at 8 p.m. at the the Little Washington Theater. Richard Clarke will be the guest speaker. His new book is, Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes, which centers on whether the country could have headed off a series of disasters before they hit. His talk will center on several past crises — 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, Bernie Madoff, the 2008 meltdown, among them; and several future ones — climate change, hacking the electrical grid, genetic engineering. Clarke’s argument is that before every calamity, some expert spots danger and tries to sound the alarm, but most often no one takes their warnings seriously. How we can pick out those warning voices ahead of time is the subject of the talk. Clarke served as a national security honcho in four presidential administrations, from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush, and he wrote the No. 1 bestseller, Against All Enemies, which was a behindthe-scenes look at counterterrorism and how the U.S. became involved in Iraq. The New York Times called it “a heart-stopping account of the turmoil inside the White House on the morning of September 11.” Everybody is welcome.
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.
➤ CEMETERY CLEANUP/ PICNIC: The picnic cleanup day at the Bolen Cemetery in Shenandoah National Park is scheduled for Sept. 9. Meet at the parking lot at the end of Keyser Run Rd. (Rt. 614) in Gid Brown Hollow and leave by 11 a.m. SUVs, 4x4s are needed and recommended. Please bring something to share at the picnic. Contact Wayne Baldwin at 540-547-3722 for more info. Rain date is Sept. 16.
➤ 2017 “EXCEL” AWARD HONOREES: Women in Worship Ministries (WIW) Ministries is pleased to announce the 2017 “Excel” Award Honorees to be recognized on Sept. 9 at 11:30 a.m. at an Honors Luncheon to be held at the Fredericksburg EXPO Center, Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg. The guest speaker will be Ms. Caressa Cameron, Former Miss America and Miss Virginia.
➤ RAAC THEATRE AUDITIONS: RAAC Community Theatre (310 Gay Street, Washington) holds auditions for its holiday show “St. George and the Dragon at Christmastide.” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Lots of roles for kids and adults. For more information, call Patty Hardee at 540-675-2506 or email to email@example.com.
➤ MANDALELE PERFORMANCE: The local folk/rock trio comprised of Lorraine Duisit, Smiggy Smith and Wendi Sirat will perform at Tula's, Washington, from 6-9 p.m. No cover charge. Come for light fare, full dinner and/or drinks. To reserve a table, call Tula's at 540-6752223. For more information, go to www.mandalele.com.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 10
➤ AMISSVILLE METHODIST HOMECOMING: Amissville United Methodist Church's homecoming service begins at 10 a.m., Sunday School at 9 a.m., at the church. The guest speaker is Rev. Rev. Stan Mulford. A covered dish lunch follows. For more information call 540-937-4978.
➤ UUBRIDGE SERVICE: Unitarian Universalists of the Blue Ridge at Hearthstone School (11576 Lee Hwy, Sperryville) at 10:30 a.m. “The Silent and Leaderless Meeting for Worship,” with Ira Chaleff, how do Quaker values and practice align with and differ from Unitarian Universalism? In our commitment to understanding other faiths, we will examine some of the tenets of the Society of Friends (Quakers) and briefly experience their egalitarian form of worship. All are welcome. For more information, email Ellen Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
➤ OLD HOLLOW REUNION: Starts at 1 p.m. at Thornton’s Gap Regular Baptist Church in Sperryville. Family and friends welcome. Bring a covered dish to share. For more information, call 540-421-8489.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13
➤ BETHEL BAPTIST REVIVAL/HOMECOMING: Bethel Baptist Church's revival services are 7:30 p.m. each night (homecoming service is 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 17). Guest preachers and choirs are featured each night and include pastors Rev. Herbert Johnson, Rev. James Kilby and Rev. Howard Frye. Rev. Loretta Strothers will be the guest speaker for Sunday morning service, followed by lunch. Guest speaker for the afternoon service is Rev. Carter Alsbery, Jr. For more information, call 540-937-5012.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 15 - SUNDAY, SEPT. 17
➤ “ANIMAL FARM”: Dramatic reading of Orwell’s classic fable, featuring area actors, directed by Patty Hardee, at RAAC Community Theatre (310 Gay Street, Washington). Sept 15 and 16 at 8 p.m.; Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. $15. Make reservations at http:// raac.org/raacwp/communitytheatre/ or call 1-800-695-6075.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 16
➤ AMISSVILLE METHODIST BREAKFAST: Amissville United Methodist Men will serve breakfast from 8 a.m to 10 a.m in the Fellowship Hall of the church, located at 14760 Lee Highway, Amissville. Donations are accepted, all proceeds are used in service to others. For more information, call Reg at 540-987-9001.