Rapp Happenings lists events in Rappahannock County at no charge and as space allows. We welcome submissions by email to [email protected] rappnews. com. ( Or as a direct online contributor; if you’d like to enter your organization’s events directly on our Web site, please call us at 540-675-3338 or email edi[email protected] rappnews. com. We’ll send instructions.)
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There are always many more events listed online, at rappnews. com/ calendar.
Thursday, June 16
Wakefield Country Day School hosts a Bloomsday celebration at Griffin Tavern, with dramatic readings from James Joyce’s “ Ulysses” ( the book’s protagonist is Leopold Bloom, for whom the day is named); celebrity bartenders’ tips will benefit the school’s financial aid fund. For information, call 540635-8555, ex. 231.
Friday, June 17
Gadino vertical tasting
Join the Gadino family to learn about the growing seasons and sample ’ 05, ’ 07 and ’ 08 vintages as well as a “ mystery wine” and the winery’s pre-bot- tled 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon. Appetizers to complement the unique characteristics of each wine. Price per person is $ 65 plus tax and gratuity. Call Stephanie to make reservations at 540-423-8032.
Saturday, June 18
Country breakfast buffet
All-you-can-eat country breakfast buffet is 8 to 11 at Amissville United Methodist Church, 14760 Lee Hwy. There is no set price but all donations welcome and help support United Methodist Men’s service projects in the community. For more information, call 540-9374397.
Ceramics studio open
Far Ridge Ceramics Studio is open to visitors from 10 to 5. Come see how we make our ceramic tiles, bowls and more at the studio, 164 Bunker Hill Lane, Rock Mills. For more information, call 540-937-5605 or email li[email protected] farridgeceramics. com.
Flint Hill’s new Bradford Gallery, 617 Zachary Taylor Hwy., Flint Hill, opens today with works by Kitty Dodd, Arlyn Chapman and Megan Smith, plus decorative art, period antiques and china. Gallery is open 11 to 7 daily. Call 540-8274711.
Family and friends are invited to the McGlothlin reunion from 12: 30 p. m. till dark at the Rappahannock County Park, Washington. Come enjoy the day with good food and fellowship. The reunion is always on the third Saturday in June. For more information, call Connie at 540-987-9644 or Lou at 540825-6044.
“ Local Wine, Local Art, Local Food” exhibit of works by artists in Rappahannock and surrounding counties opens with a reception from 2 to 5 at the Confluent Gallery at Rappahannock Central ( 3 River Lane, Sperryville).
Sunday, June 19
Father’s Day breakfast
Father’s Day all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast from 7 to 11 a. m. benefits Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue squad. Cost is $ 8 ($ 4 ages 10 and younger). Call 540-675-3615 for details.
Monday, June 20
Friday, June 24
Thornton’s Gap Bible school
Thornton’s Gap Regular Baptist Church, Sperryville, holds a Vacation Bible School at 6: 30 p. m. Monday through Friday. Children in the area are invited to attend. For more information, call 540-987-8165.
Tuesday, June 21
Spay/ neuter clinic
RAWL offers simple and affordable spay and neuter services to Rappahannock and neighboring county dogs and cats. Partnered with the Shenandoah Low Cost Spay/ Neuter Veterinary Clinic, the program presents owners with a chance to spay/ neuter at a fraction of the ordinary cost ( fees range from $ 50 to $ 90). Clinic starts at 7 a. m. For more information, call the RAWL shelter in Amissville at 540-937-3336 or 540-937-3283 or visit rawldogs. org.
Youth music workshop
Blue Ridge Chorale’s Youth Music Workshop ( ages 7 to 14) starts June 21 and ends July 19, meeting at Yowell Meadow Park in Culpeper every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 to noon. Performance at the park 7 p. m. July 19. Camp registration is $ 45, with family discounts for second and third child. Preregistration required. For more information, call 540-948-
4573 or visit www. brcsings. com.
Wednesday, June 22
Friday, June 24
Shiloh revival services
Shiloh Baptist Church, Woodville, holds three evenings of revival services with speakers each night to include Rev. Rodney Smith, Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, Marshall ( Wednesday); Rev. William Fortune, Canaan Baptist Church, Reva ( Thursday) and Rev. James Mack from Mt. Pisgah True-Blue and Divine Life Full Gospel Church, Culpeper ( Friday). Program begins at 7: 30 p. m. The church family and choirs will accompany the pastors each night. All are invited. For more information, call 540987-8402.
Thursday, June 23
Aging Together meeting
Aging Together in Rappahannock meets at the Rappahannock County Library at 1. Discussion to include recent community conversation and planning for the next Caregiver training session. For more information, email [email protected] agingtogether. org or call Bonnie at 540-8296405.
Saturday, June 25Sunday, June 26
‘ Dining Room’ auditions
Rappahannock Association for the Arts and the Community ( RAAC) hold auditions for “ The Dining Room,” a play by A. R. Gurney that features interrelated scenes that all take place in a dining room – and that stars a wide variety of characters of all ages. Auditions from 2 to 4 p. m. at RAAC Theatre on Gay Street in Washington open to ages 14 to 100 for RAAC’s first-ever summer theater event. ( Rehearsals will start in July; the place will be performed in September.) For more information, call Toni Egger at 540-9878891 or Russell Paulette at 540987-8080.
Saturday, June 25
Bowl for Seniors
The fourth regional Bowl for Seniors event is noon to 3 at the new Mountain Run Bowling Center in the Culpeper Town Mall, a five-county event ( Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison,
Orange and Rappahannock) sponsored by Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services. For information on sponsorships, pledges and donations, which will go directly to all RRCS aging service programs in the district, call Judy Seale or Lola Walker at 540-825-3100.
Solstice, music at Gadino
From 6 to 9 p. m., live music and sunset in the vineyard at Gadino Cellars, 92 Schoolhouse Rd., Washington. Celebrate the longest day of the year with fine wine and song as the Gold Top County Ramblers play your favorite songs bluegrass-style, and the winery stays open late.
Sunday, June 26
Friday, July 1 Chester Gap Bible school
Chester Gap Baptist Church holds its Bible school is 6 to 8: 30 p. m. Sunday through Friday. This year’s theme is “ Gold Rush.” For more information, call 540-636-9962.
Sunday, June 26 Dressage/ schooling show
The first of the Old Dominion Hounds Pony Club’s 2011 dressage and combined test schooling shows starts at 9 a. m. at Windsor Lodge Farm ( 51 Windsor Lodge Lane, Flint Hill). Divisions include regular and jumping derby combined tests at all levels and dressage test-ofchoice, with special awards to the highest combined dressage score for a parent-child in the show ( carried over from the cancelled May show) and for the best-turned-out horse and rider. These shows are great for green horses, riders wanting to practice in a low-key environment or anyone who wants a relaxed, fun time with your horse. For information: odhponyclub. com, lesle[email protected] hughes. net or 540-6362344.
Rescue demo and talk
Andy Nichols, a Rappahannock County native who is founder and head of Frederick, Md.-based Shenandoah Mountain Guides, is featured presenter at a 3 p. m. program at Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department ( 11781 Lee Hwy.) in which he’ll talk about his tour company’s experiences in Shenandoah National Park, including rescues and emergencies the team has participated in. Plus there will be a rescue team demonstration. A $ 5 donation is requested. For more information, call 540-675-1163.
Annual cemetery program
Promise Land Baptist Church, Washington, invites you to support its annual cemetery program at 3 p. m., with Rev. Bobby T. Hudnall, pastor of Life in the Word of Jesus Christ, his choir and congregation from White Post, Va. Lunch served after the 11 a. m. morning service. Casual attire for the day. For more information, call 540-9878047.
Monday, June 27
Friday, July 1 Vacation Bible School
Trinity Episcopal Church and Washington Baptist Church’s annual joint Vacation Bible School is June 27 through July 1 at the Washington Baptist Church, 9 to noon each day. This year’s theme is “ Hometown Nazareth,” and the children will learn what it was like to grow up in Jesus’ time. For more information, call 540-675-3336.
Eco-Bio-Geo day camp
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute ( SCBI) and Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum sponsor the second annual Eco-Bio-Geo Day Camp from 9 to 4 Monday-Friday, June 27-July 1. Designed for students entering grades 5 through 7, the program offers campers opportunities to observe endangered or extinct-in-the-wild animals, meet Smithsonian scientists who study them and learn about loss of habitat and biodiversity, all in the outdoor setting of SCBI’s Front Royal facility. Explore ecology, biology and geography with Smithsonian scientists and teachers Carla Gorman ( biology) and Theresa Krause ( geography). Fee is $ 240 ($ 210 for Discovery Museum members). Call 540-722-2020 to enroll.
Hearthstone adventures camp
Hearthstone mountain adventures camp for all ages. For children 5 to 8, outdoor activities including swimming, hiking, wildlife identification, games, crafts, group problemsolving activities; rock climbing and ropes course for ages 8 to 12, and backpacking for ages 15 and up. For information about each camp and registration forms, visit hearthstoneschool. org/ camps. ht m or call 540-987-9212.
Saturday, July 9 Kayce Lucas benefit dinner
All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner and silent auction to benefit Kayce Lucas, the 9-year-old who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer, is 5 to 9 p. m. at the Washington fire hall. More than 40 county shops, stores, restaurants, and individuals have donated items for the silent auction. For information, or if you are interested in contributing auction items or donating, contact Molly Bailey at 540-6753813 or Stacey Bailey at 540635-9296.
Monday, Aug. 8Friday, Aug. 12 Hearthstone garden camp
Camp for ages 3 to 12 at Hearthstone School, Sperryville, from 9 a. m., to 3 p. m. each day. Waldorf-inspired activities include storytelling, watercolor painting, beeswax sculpture and candles, pottery, Spanish, movement and dance, water play, cooperative games, felting, basketry, beadwork, paper making, drumming, instrument making, tie dye, handwork, baking, art from nature, nature walks, gardening and snack time. Divided into three age groups. On Fridays, the week’s activities are shared with family and friends. Cost is $ 200; $ 50 nonrefundable deposit is due with registration. Call 540-987-9212 or visit hearthstoneschool. org.
Wednesday, Aug. 17Saturday, Aug. 20
Flint Hill carnival
Flint Hill Volunteer Fire and Rescue Carnival is Wednesday through Sunday, with the big parade starting at 6: 45 Friday night. Food concessions, bingo, rides for all ages. Wednesday night is “ arm band night”; buy an arm band and you get unlimited rides. Saturday night, the winning raffle tickets will be drawn for a $ 3,000 first-place cash prize, with additional cash prizes of $ 1,000 and two at $ 500, and a young steer. For more information, call 540-675-3289.