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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 Lit­tleWash­ing­

Event list­ings must reach us (prefer­ably by email to events@rap­ by Mon­day at noon for Thurs­day’s pa­per; an ac­tual street ad­dress and a phone num­ber we can pub­lish are also nec­es­sary. Please limit list­ings to 60 words. Many more events are listed on our web­site at Rap­


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.voic­e­san­dac­tions­


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 hill­house­n­a­tive­ 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, jsours@rap­pa­han­ 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., or visit our web­site Pro­ceeds ben­e­fit Hospice of the Pied­mont pro­grams.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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. jef­fer­son­va­ru­ri­tan­

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