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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9
➤ 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.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10
➤ HOLIDAY BAZAAR:
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.
➤ DEMOCRATS MEETING:
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@RappDems.org
➤ 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 rapptrails.org or email info@ rapptrails.org. Everyone is welcome!
➤ ARTISTS RECEPTION:
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.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11
➤ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
➤ 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.
➤ MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12
➤ 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 wcdsva.org 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.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17
➤ 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@ littlewashingtontheatre.com or call 540-675-1253.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18
➤ 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.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29
➤ 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.