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Pa­trick O’Con­nell cooks for Puerto Rico

Adream team of chefs will join the Miche­lin Guide to cre­ate a once-ina-life­time din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, with pro­ceeds ben­e­fit­ing Puerto Rico dis­as­ter re­lief.

Pa­trick O’Con­nell of The Inn at Lit­tle Washington, Pineapple and Pearl’s Aaron Sil­ver­man, and Mini­bar’s José An­drés will to­gether cre­ate a nine-course din­ner for a lim­ited num­ber of guests on Oct. 18 at Pineapple and Pearls, which will of­fer two seat­ings over the course of the evening.

This de­lec­ta­ble event fol­lows the an­nounce­ment of Miche­lin Guide’s 2018 rat­ings for Washington DCarea restau­rants, which will take place on Oct. 17th.

DC’s first Miche­lin Guide was launched just last year, es­tab­lish­ing the Washington area as a culi­nary des­ti­na­tion — an un­likely des­ig­na­tion just a gen­er­a­tion ago.

“Washington, D.C. has al­ways been an im­por­tant city for Miche­lin, but it has only re­cently started to get recog­ni­tion as a full-fledged culi­nary des­ti­na­tion,” said Michael El­lis, in­ter­na­tional direc­tor of the Miche­lin Guide. “Thanks to chefs like Pa­trick, José, Aaron and so many in­cred­i­bly tal­ented women and men in this city, din­ing in the D.C. area has be­come a truly ex­tra­or­di­nary ex­pe­ri­ence.”

The cel­e­bra­tion of fine food, wine and culi­nary star power will serve to pro­vide much needed re­sources to José An­drés’ char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tion, World Cen­tral Kitchen (WCK) and to UNIDOS Dis­as­ter Re­lief Fund. World Cen­tral Kitchen was founded on the be­lief that food can be an agent of change.

The or­ga­ni­za­tion has ex­panded glob­ally and has de­vel­oped into a group of chefs cre­at­ing smart so­lu­tions to hunger and poverty. Most re­cently, José and the World Cen­tral Kitchen chef team trav­eled to Puerto Rico to spear­head re­lief ef­forts, pre­par­ing more than 130,000 meals

for those in need. UNIDOS Dis­as­ter Re­lief Fund was es­tab­lished to help those af­fected by the dev­as­ta­tion caused by Hur­ri­cane Maria, as well as the Mex­ico City earth­quake.

For more in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing seat­ing, please visit www. pineap­ple­and­pearls.com. Reser­va­tions are now be­ing ac­cepted. For those who are un­able to at­tend, but wish to do­nate to World Cen­tral Kitchen, you can do so by vis­it­ing https://www. world­cen­tralk­itchen.org/ do­nate.


Gay Street Gallery has a new ex­hi­bi­tion opening on Saturday, Oct. 21. Paint­ings will be on dis­play by Becky Par­rish and Kevin H. Adams, glass­work by Diana Branscome and wooden ves­sels by Fred­er­ick Wil­liamson.

Par­rish, an art teacher and gallery direc­tor, is known through­out the re­gion for her “ab­stract rep­re­sen­ta­tional” still life paint­ings, portraits and flo­ral com­po­si­tions. Branscome’s ethe­real glass cre­ations of art are usu­ally formed from re­cy­cled glass. The original ma­te­ri­als pro­vide the “ge­net­ics” that de­fine each work. Wil­liamson’s strik­ing wooden bowls are made from sec­tions of fallen trees, most from within a 30-mile ra­dius of his home in Crozet. Adams, whose stu­dio ad­joins the gallery, presents new paint­ings of ar­chi­tec­ture in the Vir­ginia land­scape.

Re­fresh­ments will be served dur­ing the re­cep­tion from 4 to 7.


to5t4ak0e-8a25-6797 It's time break from mow­ing the yard, paint­ing the fence, or work­ing in the gar­den. Head down to the Washington Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment this Saturday, Oct. 14, from 4 to 8 p.m., for its Ham and Oys­ter din­ner.

They are hav­ing a spread that you won't be­lieve. The menu con­sists of Fried Oys­ters and Oys­ter Stew, Baked Ham and Coun­try Ham, casseroles, side dishes, veg­eta­bles, and for that per­son with the sweet tooth they will have lots of desserts. The cost will be $25 per per­son and $10 for chil­dren 10 and un­der. All pro­ceeds will go to­ward a new tanker.


Washington Bap­tist Church will cel­e­brate its 135th An­niver­sary this com­ing Sun­day, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m.

The “Old Time Re­li­gion” wor­ship ser­vice in the sanc­tu­ary will in­clude spe­cial mu­sic, and a per­for­mance by the Youth Drama Club high­light­ing WBC’s his­tory and her­itage. Ev­ery­one is welcome to at­tend, and en­cour­aged to dress ca­su­ally so that they can go di­rectly from the church to the an­nual “Churches and Com­mu­nity Pic­nic” that will take place at the Rap­pa­han­nock County Park this com­ing Sun­day, Oct. 15, from 1 to

4. It has be­come an an­nual tra­di­tion for area churches to get to­gether in the park with res­i­dents and guests of Rap­pa­han­nock County to share food and fel­low­ship.

Par­tic­i­pat­ing churches in­clude: Amissville UMC, Church With­out Walls, First Bap­tist, Novum Bap­tist, Rap­pa­han­nock Methodist Charge (Flint Hill, Sperryville Willis Chapel), Reynolds Me­mo­rial Bap­tist, St. Peter, Trin­ity Epis­co­pal, UUBridge, and Washington Bap­tist.

The event in­cludes games for all ages, live mu­sic, and much more. Spon­sored and co­or­di­nated by Washington Bap­tist Church, the pic­nic is open to the pub­lic and ev­ery­one is in­vited to at­tend and en­joy a great fall af­ter­noon to­gether. Those at­tend­ing are en­cour­aged to bring a fa­vorite side dish or dessert to share. Ham­burg­ers, hot dogs and bev­er­ages will be pro­vided.


R.H. Bal­lard shop and gallery are ready for fall! They have a group art show right now with new land­scapes by Meg Walsh, Lena Mur­ray, and Lynn Me­hta. They also have a big gallery ex­hibit com­ing up with a soft opening on Oct. 28 with new work by Jeanne Drevas and Nol Put­nam. The shop is also fully stocked with all of the Bal­lards’ new finds for fall.

It’s been a busy time for all the shops and gal­leries in town. The Bal­lards are hav­ing lots of fun with their fall win­dow dis­plays (as you can see in the pic­ture to the left).

Have a won­der­ful week!


The Bal­lard’s front win­dows is dec­o­rated with beau­ti­ful dis­plays for the Fall sea­son.

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