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FRIDAY, JAN. 12
➤ SECOND FRIDAY TALK:
A special program featuring Norman Ornstein, perhaps the most acclaimed political writer in America. The 8 p.m. talk will be at the Little Washington Theatre (291 Gay St) and not at the library. We will learn what has changed and what likely lies ahead. All Second Friday talks are free, and all are welcome.
SUNDAY, JAN. 14
➤ UUBRIDGE SERVICE: Unitarian Universalists of the Blue Ridge services at Hearthstone School (11576 Lee Hwy, Sperryville) at 10:30 a.m. with a talk on “Transcendence,” by Frank Dixon. We all inherit a worldview by being born into a family and a neighborhood. There is no guarantee that our inheritance is a good one. We know it is possible to transcend our beliefs, become fundamentally different, so to speak; but we also know that it is extremely difficult. In this talk Dixon examines the mental processes involved, and suggest that by understanding those processes transcendence will be made more easily achieved. All are welcome. For more information, email email@example.com
MONDAY, JAN. 15
➤ CELEBRATING KING: Culpeper NAACP Branch # 7058 presents "Embracing Our Differences with Respect and Dignity" at 12 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, Culpeper. Celebrating the birthday of Rev. Martin King Jr., featuring Minister April Taylor as the guest speaker. Sponsor: Novant Health UVA Health System.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 17
➤ FREE CLINIC: The clinic will be held at the Rappahannock County Health Department on Main Street in Washington. Registration is 5 to 6 p.m. For more information, call the Fauquier Free Clinic at 540-347-0394.
SATURDAY, JAN. 20
➤ AMISSVILLE BREAKFAST: Amissville United Methodist Men will serve breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Donations are accepted, and all proceeds are used in service to others. For more information, call Reg at 540-987-9001.
➤ PIANO AT THE THEATRE: Hailed as a “stunning pianist with incredible dexterity” (San Francisco Classical Voice), Canadian pianist Audrey Andrist has thrilled audiences around the globe, from North America to Japan, China and Germany with her “passionate abandon”, “bright energy”, and “great intelligence.” She performs at the Little Washington Theatre at 3 p.m. For tickets ($25, or $10 ages 18 and younger) go to littlewashingtontheatre.com or call 540-675-1253 or info@ theatrewashingtonva.com
SUNDAY, JAN. 21
➤ WCDS OPEN HOUSE:
Wakefield Country Day School, 1059 Zachary Taylor Hwy, Flint Hill, is having its Open House from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Join us on campus for special tours and light refreshments as you learn more about our outstanding Preschool-12 college preparatory program. For more information, please visit wcdsva.org or call Lisa Cieplak at 540-635-8555 x227
➤ MLK OBSERVANCE:
You're invited to the 27th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday observance in Rappahannock County, at 4 p.m. at the Little Washington Theatre, 291 Gay St., Washington. Sponsored by the Julia E. Boddie Scholarship Committee. Special music will be provided by the "DreamKeeper Tribute Choir". Join us for this community event! Local officials will be recognized during the program. Free to the public. For more information, contact Nan Butler Roberts, MLK Program Director, 540-661-2013 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNDAY, JAN. 28
➤ NATURE AT MONTPELIER: Walk with the Virginia Master Naturalists through James Madison's beloved woodlands from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Montpelier Visitor Center, 11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, Orange. Experience the picturesque beauty and wonder of winter in the Montpelier woods and contemplate our connections to Madison's era through our mutual dependence on this important natural resource. Learn about the ecological and economic contributions a well-managed forest provides to our society in terms of habitat, wildlife, wood products, and such basic needs as clean air and water. Investigate how various techniques of active forest management constitute stewardship of the woodlands, to renew and preserve them for future generations. Cost $5/person; children under 6 years old are free. For more information, see www. montpelier.org/visit. In case of inclement weather, call 540672-2728, ext. 141 or ext. 252.
SATURDAY, MARCH 3
➤ MAGIC AT THE THEATRE: The highly rated comedy and magic show, The Magic Duel, is coming to the Little Washington Theatre with an 8 p.m. performance. With audience involvement providing plenty of improvisational detours, the show features loads of comedy and mind-boggling magic done right before the audience’s eyes. No insult is too snarky, no trick is too sneaky, no pandering is too ridiculous - this is magic and comedy for grown ups; not kids, and is recommended for those over 15 years old. Theatre is located at 291 Gay St., and tickets ($25) are available by calling 540-675-1253 or at www. littlewashingtontheatre.com