Event listings must reach us (preferably by email to [email protected]news.com) 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 Rappnews.com/events.
Saturday, June 16
Amissville breakfast: Amissville United Methodist Men serve breakfast from 8 to 10 in the church social hall (14760 Lee Hwy.) All proceeds are used in the service to others. For more information, call 540-937-4222.
Drew Stevyns concert: Country-pop singer Drew Stevyns performs at the outdoor pavilion at Narmada Winery. Bring a picnic to enjoy with Narmada wine. Tickets are $10 ($5 for Maharaja Wine Club members). For more information, call 540-937-8215.
Rappahannock Evening View: Rappahannock County Conservation Alliance’s eighth annual Rappahannock Evening View fundraiser is 6 to 11 p.m. at Cheri and Martin Woodard’s Long View (62 F.T. Valley Road). Visit www.rccava.org for more information and tickets.
Sunday, June 17
Washington breakfast: Give your dad a break from breakfast duty on Father’s Day! Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue offers its well-known breakfast buffet from 7 to 11 at the fire hall. Adults $8 ($4 ages 4 to 12); proceeds benefit the squad. For more information, call 540-675-3615.
Farewell service: At 11 a.m., join Gourdvine Baptist Church for Rev. John Farrar’s last Sunday as interim pastor. At 7103 Eggbornsville Road, Rixeyville. For more information, call 540-937-2171.
Brother Sun show: Celebrate Father’s Day with Brother Sun Trio at the Theatre at Washington; the “folk and more” trio (whose debut CD was No. 8 on Folk-D-J’s “Best of 2011 list) performs at 7. Opening act is Bridge Project. Tickets $20 ($10 children and students). For reservations (open seating) or more information, email [email protected] Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalists of the Blue Ridge (UUBRidge).
Tuesday, June 19
Spay/neuter clinic: Rappahannock Animal Welfare League (RAWL) offers affordable spay and neuter services for Rappahannock and neighboring county dogs and cats with a clinic that starts at 7 a.m. and is a partnership with Shenandoah Low Cost Spay/Neuter Veterinary Clinic. Fees range from $50 to $90. To sign up or for more information, call 540-9373336 or 540-937-3283, or visit rawldogs.org. Animals picked up same day at 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 20
‘Native Plantings for
Butterflies’: Rappahannock County Garden Club offers the presentation “Native Plantings for Butterflies,” 1:30 p.m. at the Washington fire hall. Featured speaker Robin Williams serves on the boards of Old Rag Master Naturalists and the Virginia Native Plant Society. For more information, call 540-987-9459.
Saturday, June 23
Seniors bowl-a-thon: The regional Bowl-For-Seniors event is noon to 4 p.m. at Mountain Run Bowling Center in the Culpeper Town Square, Culpeper. This is a five-county event, encompassing Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties. For more information, call 540987-3638.
Customer Appreciation Day: CFC Farm & Home Center Customer Appreciation Day is 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a “Help Desk” of master gardeners on hand to answer your questions, music by Gold Top County Ramblers from 11 to 2, Alive & Smiling’s Cassidy McAdams and Brianna Gesling singing their original tunes. Also food from High on the Hog, free lunch tickets (limit one per person), Rappahannock seniors’ bake sale, Graves Mountain Lodge “taste testing” their apple butter and pepper jellies, door prizes and giveaways. For more information, call the Coop at 540-987-8555.
Visitors Center Community Day: The county’s tourism office and Tourism Advisory Group sponsor a Community Day from 9 to 5 at the Visitors Center on U.S. 211 just east of Washington. Free coffee and pastries early, free hot dogs during lunch hours. Brochures on the more than 60 Rappahannock County businesses who are members, and information on things to do throughout the region, Virginia travel maps, event information and more. For more information, email [email protected]itrappahannockva.com or call center manager Sandra Maskas at 540-6753153.
Ceramics workshops: Come see how Far Ridge Ceramics makes its unique tiles, art panels and domestic ceramics and try your hand at painting an art tile in a two-hour mini-workshop at 164 Bunker Hill Lane, Castleton. Call or email to reserve a seat at the work table at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3 p.m.; $25 per person ($45 for an adult and child at least 8 years old). Fee includes firing and shipping the tile to you. Call 540937-5605 or email li[email protected]ridgeceramics.com for more information.
Youth group: Rappahannock Youth Group’s next outdoor event is 1 to 4 p.m. at Rappahannock County Park, Washington. Tennis, basketball, volleyball, horseshoes, board games and a potluck lunch. Register with Dee Vest at 540-675-1089 or dei[email protected]cast.net.
Sunday, June 24
Plant swap: Swap plants with other local gardeners from 2 to 4 at Morningside Farm and Nursery. Dig some old favorites (or overgrowns) out of your garden and share them with like-minded garden friends. Every plant swap brings new plants, new ideas and a good time. Free. For more information, email morningsidefarmandnurs[email protected] or visit morningsidefarmandnursery.com.
Monday, June 25
Friday, June 29
Vacation Bible School: Trinity Episcopal Church and Washington Baptist Church’s annual joint Vacation Bible School is June 25-29 at the Washington Baptist Church, 9 to noon each day. This year’s theme is “Hometown Nazareth,” where the children will learn what it was like to grow up in Jesus’ time. For more information, call 540-675-3336.
Thornton’s Gap Bible school: Thornton’s Gap Regular Baptist Church, Sperryville, begins its Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight (and nightly through Friday, June 29). Area children are invited to attend. For more information, call 540-987-8165.
Wednesday, June 27
Blood drive: Red Cross Bloodmobile visits Washington fire hall from 3 to 7 p.m. Drink plenty of water and eat a good meal before donating, and an ID. Donors receive a $10 Target gift card. For more information, call 540-675-3638.
Brewery tasting at Public
House: Starr Hill Brewery owner Mark Thompson brings his Jomo, The Love, Dark Starr Stout and Festie brews to Flint Hill Public House for pairing with executive chef Marvin Swaner’s dishes from 6 to 8 p.m. Advance tickets ($45 per person) available at 540-675-1700.
Wednesday, June 27
Saturday, June 30
Amissville carnival/parade: Amissville Volunteer Fire and Rescue’s annual carnival is Wednesday-Saturday, June 27-30, with games, rides, food, pageantry and the big parade along U.S. 211 (at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 28). For
more information, call 540-937-4218.
Wednesday, July 4
July 4th celebration: Rappahannock County’s July 4th celebration starts at 1 p.m. at Thornton Hill Race Course, 4137 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville. Music, amusements, food, tailgating, Congressman Robert Hurt, serving Virginia’s 5th District will be visiting and more, plus fireworks at dusk. For vendor and general information, email [email protected]ryvillefire.com. For sponsorship opportunities and tickets, email gtset[email protected]mail.com. Visit sperryvillefire.com or call 540987-8124 for more information.
Safety fair: A Safety Fair sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 628 is part of Rappahannock’s 4th of July Celebration from 2 to 6 p.m. at Thornton Hill Race Course, featuring expert speakers on various safety topics relating to the county, including animal, medical, fire, auto, food and internet safety. Activities and games, too. For more information, call 540-987-8793.
Sunday, July 8Friday, July 13
Amissville Bible school: Amissville United Methodist Church’s annual Bible School begins from 6 to 8 p.m. today (and nightly through July 13) with registration at 5:30 p.m. The theme is “Adventure on Promise Island,” with classes for ages 3 through teens. Adult class also offered. Mission Project will be collecting canned goods. The church is at 14760 Lee Hwy. For more information, call 540-9374222.