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Event list­ings must reach us (prefer­ably by email to events@rapp­ 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 Rapp­ events.


➤ SEC­OND FRI­DAY TALK: The evening will fea­ture an ex­cit­ing look back at Rap­pa­han­nock his­tory, with nov­el­ist and re­searcher George Pet­tie as our guide. Pet­tie is the author of a tril­ogy of nov­els, In the Land of Rob, that span Blue Ridge his­tory from the late 1800s to the 1960s. Rap­pa­han­nock County Li­brary, Wash­ing­ton, at 8 p.m. Free, all are wel­come.



Amissville United Methodist Women will present their An­nual Hol­i­day Bazaar, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the fel­low­ship hall of the church. The event will fea­ture crafts, hol­i­day items, baked goods, lunch and more. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Anne at 540937-4934.


Rap­pa­han­nock Demo­cratic com­mit­tee meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Wash­ing­ton Town Hall, 485 Gay Street, Wash­ing­ton. All are wel­come! Ques­tions, con­tact Mary-Sher­man Wil­lis: chair@Rap­

➤ FAM­ILY FUN WALK AND RIDE: Join this first an­nual fall com­mu­nity event, fea­tur­ing 9-mile and 4-mile walk­ing and bik­ing routes. The walk/ run starts at Head­mas­ters Pub in Sperryville at 11 a.m., fol­lowed mu­sic, bar­beque and ice cream from noon to 4 p.m. Reg­is­tra­tion is $30, ages 18 and over, $15, ages 12-17; chil­dren un­der 11 free. Sign up on­line (https:// walka­n­dride.event­bright. com) or at the door. Or­ga­nized by Rap­pa­han­nock Trails Coali­tion (Rap­pTrails). For more in­for­ma­tion, go to rap­ or email info@ rap­ Ev­ery­one is wel­come!


Dwell Fine Art, Wash­ing­ton, wel­comes Diego Sanchez, Martha Prideaux and Mary Scur­lock from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. These solidly es­tab­lished ab­stract artists hail­ing from Rich­mond will fill the gallery with color, tex­ture and light. We will have a great se­lec­tion of their most re­cent works on dis­play for you to en­joy com­pris­ing of mixed me­dia, oil and cold wax. Come and en­joy a “glass of some­thing” and get to know the artists.

➤ DARK SKIES: The Rap­pa­han­nock League for En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion, to­gether with the Rap­pa­han­nock County Recre­ational Fa­cil­i­ties Au­thor­ity is plan­ning to hold its next dark sky event at the Rap­pa­han­nock County Park on Rt 211, across from Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton, start­ing at 5 p.m. There will be in­ter­est­ing in­ter­pre­tive pre­sen­ta­tions as well as as­tronomers with tele­scopes to al­low you to close-up views of the cres­cent moon, plan­ets, stars, and gal­ax­ies. Tele­scopes wel­come. Come early for cook­ies and cider! All in­vited to this fun-filled fam­ily event.


➤ UUBRIDGE SER­VICES: Uni­tar­ian Univer­sal­ists of the Blue Ridge presents “White Priv­i­lege” with Anne Si­mon at Hearth­stone School, 11576 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, at 10:30 a.m. Ann will chal­lenge us all to look at how we un­der­stand “white priv­i­lege” in the con­text of our lives right here in Rap­pa­han­nock. All are wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact: Ellen Adams

➤ BOOK TALK: The Inn at Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton’s lun­cheon and lec­ture se­ries con­tin­ues, wel­com­ing author Linda Holden for a spe­cial lec­ture and sign­ing of her new book: The Gar­dens of Bunny Mel­lon. The lec­ture will be­gin at 11 a.m. in The Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton The­atre and is free to the pub­lic. It will be im­me­di­ately fol­lowed by a book sign­ing. Books will be avail­able for pur­chase. Af­ter the lec­ture, join the inn in their main din­ing room for a unique 5-course lunch with the author. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion and to make reser­va­tions for lunch, call 540-675-3800.

➤ HOME­COM­ING: F.T. Bap­tist Church’s 240th Home­com­ing starts at 11 a.m. Guest speaker will be Guy Mat­tox. Lunch will be served af­ter the morn­ing ser­vice, bring a dessert if you wish. Around 2 p.m. we in­vite you to stay for a pipe or­gan con­cert fea­tur­ing Martha Mikula and oth­ers. Ev­ery­one is wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 540923-4413.

➤ FORG­ING ART: Forg­ing Art, a new doc­u­men­tary film, takes a peek in­side White Oak Forge in Huntly, where artist-black­smith Nol Put­nam em­ploys cen­turiesold tech­niques to make art out of iron and steel. Over four-plus decades Nol has bent me­tal into iconic pieces such as his trio of Gates for the Wash­ing­ton Na­tional Cathe­dral, whim­si­cal in­door sculp­tures and col­or­ful Pop­pies in honor of the Far­ri­ers who served in WWI. Screen­ing at 3 p.m. with Q&A to fol­low. Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton The­atre, 291 Gay Street, Wash­ing­ton.

➤ CON­CERT: Vi­o­lin­ist An­gela Sny­der per­forms Tele­mann Fan­tasias #1 and #2 on the vi­o­lin and Bach Suite #1 in G+ on the vi­ola at Cen­tral Cof­fee Roast­ers, Sperryville, from 7 p.m to 9 p.m. Re­fresh­ments of­fered at the sam­pling bar, sug­gested do­na­tion~ $10 for the artist. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 540-987-1006.


➤ WCDS OPEN HOUSE: Wake­field Coun­try Day School is host­ing an Open House on the fed­eral Vet­er­ans Day Hol­i­day, Nov. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Com­mu­nity mem­bers are in­vited to take a tour, sit in on classes, and en­joy re­fresh­ments. For more in­for­ma­tion about their col­lege prepara­tory pro­gram serv­ing stu­dents in grades preschool through 12, visit or con­tact Ad­mis­sions at 540-635-8555, x227.

➤ VET­ERAN’S DAY PRO­GRAM: Please join the stu­dents and fac­ulty of Rap­pa­han­nock County Pub­lic Schools to honor the ser­vice and sac­ri­fice of our vet­er­ans and their fam­i­lies at 10 a.m. at the high school gym­na­sium. Guest Speaker: Dick Manuel, USMC (re­tired). Per­for­mances by Rap­pa­han­nock County High School Con­cert Band. Re­fresh­ments will be served to vet­er­ans and their fam­i­lies. Honor a vet­eran with a flag placed in front of the high school by con­tact­ing Ja­son Guira at 540-227-0745.


➤ JAZZ AT THE THE­ATRE: Frank Vignola's Hot Jazz Trio re­turns to the Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton The­atre at 8 p.m. Re­served seat­ing: $25 for adults, $10 un­der 18. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to info@ lit­tle­wash­ing­tonthe­ or call 540-675-1253.


➤ CHAM­BER MU­SIC: The Madi­son Cham­ber Play­ers, fea­tur­ing play­ers from the US Army Strings, presents a pro­gram that in­cludes Mozart’s String Quar­tet in C Ma­jor and Bach’s Bran­den­burg Con­certo #5 at 4 p.m. at Trin­ity Epis­co­pal Church, Wash­ing­ton. Ad­mis­sion is free. Wine and cheese re­cep­tion to fol­low. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, call 540-675-3716.


➤ ME­MO­RIAL IL­LU­MI­NA­TION: Hospice of the Pied­mont is hav­ing its 27th An­nual Me­mo­rial Il­lu­mi­na­tion Cel­e­bra­tion at 6 p.m. at the Culpeper United Methodist Church, 1233 Oak­lawn Drive. The event cel­e­brates the me­mory of loved ones and honors those we cher­ish dur­ing this hol­i­day sea­son. Open to the pub­lic and free of charge. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 540825-4840.

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