SATURDAY, SEPT. 30
SMITHSONIAN AT LITTLE WASHINGTON: The Smithsonian’s Chamber Music Society returns to the Little Washington Theatre, 291 Gay Street, at 8 p.m. and will play Haydn Piano Trios. Featuring Ken Slowik, left, Catherine Slowik and Rachel Shapiro. Cost $25 - Adults; $10 - Under 18. Reserve seats at LittleWashingtonTheatre.com
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FRIDAY, SEPT. 29
RAWL FUNDRAISER: Please join us at Blue Mountain Animal Clinic, 307 Collins Ave., Luray, from 3 to 9 p.m. for a yard sale, 50/50 raffle, and matching funds. Mattie's Soft Serve Custard, food, drinks, LuLaRoe, a caricature artist, face painting, live music, door prizes. All to benefit the dogs RAWL has taken in from recent hurricanes. Contact Blue Mountain Animal Clinic at 540743-7387 for any questions. “CONVERSATION ABOUT HAITI”: John and Beverly Sullivan and “Voices and Action for Haiti” invite anyone who is interested to join a “Conversation About Haiti” in their home from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Conversation is a FREE event. The Sullivan’s first visited Haiti in 1978, and Beverly has traveled there more than 30 times. They hope sharing their love of Haiti and its people will encourage others to become interested in this impoverished but culturally rich nation. Beverages and light refreshments will be provided. Voices and Actions for Haiti is a Program of United Charitable, a 501(c)3 organization that seeks to help the people in Haiti build a future for themselves and their families. Learn more at www.voicesandactionsforhaiti.com.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 30
FALL OPEN HOUSE: Hill House Farm and Nursery, 631 Scrabble Rd., Castleton, will be having their Fall Open House from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please visit hillhousenativeplants.com for more information. RCHS FALL FESTIVAL: Rappahannock County High School's fundraising festival is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at RCHS with vendors, games and food. Fun for all ages. Come out and support your RCHS clubs and classes with a day of fun! For more information, contact Joy Richardson, email@example.com or 540-227-0745. SHARING THE JOURNEY
GALA: Hospice of the Piedmont will host its biggest event of the year, the Sharing the Journey Gala, from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. This year’s celebration will follow the timehonored tradition of Virginia horse racing with “A Day at the Races” themed event at the beautiful Culpeper Center. Don your big hats and bow ties, and enjoy a taste of the South. For more information, to purchase event tickets or to become a sponsor, call 540-825-4840, email shannon. firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website www.hopva.org/gala. Proceeds benefit Hospice of the Piedmont programs.
SUNDAY, OCT. 1
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS: All are invited to our annual Blessing of the Animals service at 5 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 115 N. East Street, Culpeper. Pets will receive special blessings and healing prayers. Treats will be provided following the service. Be sure to properly restrain all animals and bring a bag for accident clean up.
TUESDAY, OCT. 3
ART OF AGING EXPO: Join Aging Together from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for their 5th Annual “Art of Aging EXPO”. More than 50 exhibitors; flu shots; mobile mammography van; Mark Grove, PBS Antiques Appraiser; shredding truck; health screenings; product samples; seminars on yoga, healthy eating, self-defense, rock-painting and much more! Meet Mike Nelms of the Redskins! Seniors of all ages, veterans, caregivers, families and the public are all welcome. All free! Germanna’s Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper. Call 540829-6405 or visit aging-together. org for more information.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4
AGING DISCUSSION: Join Rapp at Home members on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. to ponder and discuss various aging-related topics. The topic on Wednesday, Oct. 4, is: Healthier Aging via Resizing. Held at the Washington School, 567 Mount Salem Ave., Washington. For more information, call 540- 937-4663.
FRIDAY, OCT. 6
COFFEE AND DISCUSSION: Join us at Rapp at Home for coffee and discussion at 10:30 at the Washington School, 567 Mount Salem Ave., with Peter Hornbostel. The Topic: Tales from my childhood and other entertaining tales. All are welcome. For more information, call 540-937-4663.
SATURDAY, OCT. 7
NAACP BANQUET: NAACP 2017 Culpeper Branch #7058 Freedom Fund Banquet is at 12 p.m. at the Best Western Hotel, 791 Madison Rd., Culpeper. For more information, visit www. naacpculpeper.com
THURSDAY, OCT. 12
PLANTING DAY: The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, the Old Rag Master Naturalists, and the Town of Culpeper will conduct a planting day for a newly designed Pollinator Garden in Yowell Meadow Park in Culpeper, starting at 9 a.m. The public is invited to attend and assist with the planting. There will be also opportunities to hear about the benefits of planting native plants in a pollinator habitat garden both in public places and at home. Rain date is Thursday, October 19. For more information, contact Salem Bush at 540-829-8260 or SBush@culpeperva.gov
FRIDAY, OCT. 13
SECOND FRIDAY TALK: Tom Oliphant, prizewinning journalist and Rappahannock resident, will give the Second Friday Talk at 8 p.m. at the Rappahannock County Library, Washington. Oliphant will discuss his newest book, “The Road to Camelot: Inside JFK’s Five-Year Campaign.” Free and all are welcome.
SATURDAY, OCT. 14
JEFFERSONTON BREAKFAST: The Jefferson Ruritan Club will hold its allyou-can-eat Country Breakfast from 8 a.m to 11 a.m., at the Jeffersonton Community Center, 5073 Jeffersonton Road. Cost for the breakfast is $8 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and under 6 is free. All proceeds go to charities and maintaining the Community Center. All are welcome. For more information, call 540-937-5119 or go to www. jeffersonvaruritanclub.org.