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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.

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