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.
Thursday, Nov. 8
Veterans Day ceremony: Rappahannock County High School’s annual Veterans Day ceremony is at 10:30 a.m. in the RCHS gym, with guest speaker, World War II veteran Chilton G. Raiford of Amissville. Performances by the concert band and chorus to honor the service members and their families in the county. A luncheon for the veterans and their families follows the ceremony. Contact Jacqueline Harris, RCHS Band Boosters president, at 540-212-1662 or email jacqhar[email protected]barqmail.com.
Friday, Nov. 9
RLEP meeting: Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection (RLEP) will hold its annual meeting at the Rappahannock Cellars from 7 to 9 p.m. The event is free and will include dessert finger foods and wine. Everyone is welcome. Please come hear about the oldest environmental organization in Rappahannock now in its 42 year. There will be a silent auction. For further information, please call Kaye or Rick Kohler at 540-675-1373.
RAAC Second Friday will host a conversation with Flint Hill resident and appellate lawyer Paul Smith at the Rappahannock County Library at 8 p.m. For more information, call 540-9878677.
Saturday, Nov. 10
All- you- can- eat breakfast: The Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department hosts an all-you-caneat breakfast buffet from 7 to 11 a.m. Admission is $8 for adults ($5 children 5-10, younger than 5 free). For more information, contact Michelle Jenkins at 540-9879440.
Amissville bazaar: Amissville United Methodist Women holds its 32nd annual bazaar from 9 to 2 p.m. in the church social hall (14760 Lee Hwy., Amissville). Features handcrafted items, including Christmas items, baked goods and great white elephant deals. Lunch is also served – soups, chili, bbq, sandwiches and desserts. Proceeds benefit mission projects. For more information call Sarah Boelte 540-987-8819 or Pat Sher 540-937-7437.
Coterie workshops: Coterie, 10818A Lee Hwy., Sperryville, offers Moravian Star workshops at 10 and 2 with glass artist Patti Brennan. Cost is $45, supplies included. Call 540-987-8249 or email thecoter[email protected] for more information.
Gadino Cellars honors veterans: For Veteran’s Day, Gadino Cellars (92 Schoolhouse Rd., Washington) is offering a special discount on wine purchases to customers with a valid military ID card from 11:30 to 6 p.m. Magick Kat plays 1:30 to 5 p.m. No event fee (tasting fees still apply). For more information call 540-9879292.
AVFR dinner: Amissville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company hosts their annual allyou-can-eat Ham and Turkey Dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. $15 adults; $12 children 6-12; $6 children 1-5. Menu consists of ham, turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans, corn/corn pudding, cranberry sauce, rolls, various desserts. For more information, contact Sandi Carter at
Texas hold’em tournament: The Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue holds its Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament at 4 p.m. Check-in at 3. First prize is a Marlin XL7 25-06 with scope, second prize is a Mossberg 500 12gauge shotgun, third prize is a Savage MKII 22 LR rifle, plus many more. Cost is $50 per player and includes dinner. Players must be 18 or older. Limited number of seats available. Call 540-270-3203 or 540-675-3615 and speak with Danny or Bobby for more information or tickets.
Relay for Life dinner: Relay for Life of Rappahannock holds its second annual Survivor Dinner at Sperryville Schoolhouse (12018 Lee Hwy.). Doors open 5:30 p.m., dinner (from the Country Cafe) at 6:30. (Items for auction table need to be there by 5.) Tickets are $30, available at Union First Market Bank, the Country Cafe and from team captains; sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, contact Katherine Todd at kather[email protected] or Ellen Timbers at etim[email protected]
CCLC auction: The Child Care and Learning Center’s (CCLC’s) 17th Annual Fall Auction and Party, begins at 5:30 p.m. at the old Washington School, 567 on Mount Salem Ave. The fundraiser features food, drink, live auction, silent auction and a direct sale “Shoppe.” Tickets are $45 at the door, $35 in advance (mail checks to: Child Care & Learning Center, Box 520, Washington, VA 22747, Attention: Fall Auction). Preview items Friday, 6-8 p.m. Absentee bidding available. For more information, call 540-6753237 or visit rappcclc.com.
Sunday, Nov. 11
Little Fork Episcopal service: Bishop Shannon Johnston visits Little Fork Episcopal Church in Rixeyville and conducts the worship service at 10:30 a.m. assisted by Rector William E. Eberle. Luncheon follows. For more information, call 540-937-4306.
Music at Narmada: Live music at Narmada Winery’s tasting room, 43 Narmada Lane, Amissville. Fiery Run plays great folk and light rock from 2 to 4 p.m. More information, call 540-9378215. RCCA annual meeting: Join the Rappahannock County Conservation Alliance (RCCA) for its annual meeting 4 to 6 p.m. at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Auditorium at 1500 Remount Rd., Front Royal, with Tom Akre, associate professor of biology at Longwood University, as a guest speaker. RSVPs are appreciated. Call 540-987-9118 or email [email protected]cava.org for more information.
Inspiring testimonies: Darcie Gill, a mission representative for The Voice of the Martyrs is coming to Washington Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. She travels all over the world and shares the challenging and inspiring testimonies of family in restricted nations. For more information, call the church at 540675-3336.
Salvation Army holiday kick
off: The Front Royal Corps of the Salvation Army begins their season of holiday fundraising with a kettle kick-off ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Royal Plaza Shopping Center on John Marshall Highway. For more information, contact Lt. Ramaji at the Salvation Army Front Royal Corps at 540-635-4020.
Sustainable agriculture talk: Kenner Love of the Virginia Cooperative Extension presents “Best Practices in Sustainable Agriculture in Rappahannock County” at 2 p.m. at the Washington fire hall (sponsored by the Rappahannock County Garden Club). For more information, call Pam Rubin at 540987-9459.
RHVA lecture: Rappahannock
Tuesday, Nov. 13
Winter getaway packaging
workshop: The Rappahannock County Office of Tourism hosts a winter getaway packaging workshop at 2 p.m. at the Washington town hall. Tourism-related businesses are invited to work together to create value-added packages that include accommodations, dining, events and activities to attract visitors and increase business during the winter months. Please RSVP to Laura Overstreet at [email protected]itrappahannockva.com. If you cannot come to the meeting but would like to contribute, email Laura at the same address or call the Visitors Center at 540-6753153.
Wednesday, Nov. 14
Hospitality and Visitors Association (RHVA) sponsors Karen Riddle’s talk “Think Like a Visitor and Increase your Sales” at 7 p.m. at the Washington Town Hall. For more information, email Berni Olson at rhvapresi[email protected]
Thursday, Nov. 15
Festive Progressives meet
ing: Festive Progressives meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Flint Hill Public House. No sign-up, fee or commitment; food and drinks available for purchase from the restaurant menus. Approved and supported by the Rappahannock County Democratic Committee, rappdems.org. For more information call 540-560-9232.
Friday, Nov. 16
Merry Moo wine tasting: Merry Moo Market, 617 Zachary Taylor Hwy, Flint Hill offers a wine tasting from Delaplane Cellars and a display of art of local artists from Warrenton, Winchester and Rappahannock. Hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Call 540-827-4711 for more.
Trinity sing- along: Old-fashioned sing-along, 7 p.m., at Trinity Episcopal Parish Hall, Washington, featuring wine and cheese, with Hal Hunter at the piano. All donations benefit The Rappahannock Food Pantry. For more information, call 540-6753716.
Saturday, Nov. 17
Narmada third anniversary: Celebrate Narmada Winery’s (43 Narmada Lane, Amissville) third anniversary with special wine and food pairings, bonfire and live music. Open from noon until 8 p.m. For more information, call 540-937-8215.
Johnny Jenkins fundrasiser: Little Johnny Jenkins seventh annual Memorial Scholarhip Fundraiser dinner, bake sale and silent auction from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department. Cost is $25 a couple ($15 single, $7 kids 6-12, free for 5 and younger). For more information, contact Chrissy Jenkins at 540-987-9412 or cgjenkinset[email protected]hoo.com.
Musical performance: A new musical about the life of baseball great Dizzy Dean has its first performance at 8 p.m. at the Theatre in Washington. The show is the work of Rappahannock resident Ben Jones and noted Nashville songwriters David Olney and John Hadley. Tickets for the show are $25 for adults ($10 for students 17 and younger). For reservations, or to obtain a copy of the Theatre’s schedule, phone the Theatre at 540-675-1253, email [email protected]
Sunday, Nov. 18
Relay for Life fundraiser: Relay for Life team “Heather’s Crusaders for a Cure” is having a fundraiser for the team from noon to 4 p.m. at the Chester Gap firehouse. Last year, $1,503 was raised; the team hopes to raise even more this year. For more information, call 540-631-4223.
Rock music at Narmada: Live music at Narmada Winery’s tasting room, 43 Narmada Lane, Amissville. Sandbox Kings play rock favorites from 2 to 4 p.m. More information, call 540-9378215.
The Castle Trio returns to the Theatre at Washington with a program devoted to the music of Franz Schubert. Tickets for the 8 p.m. concert are $25 for adults ($10 for students 17 and younger). For reservations, call 540-6751253 or email to [email protected]
Friday, Nov. 23
Black Friday holiday gift fair at Narmada Winery, 43 Narmada Lane, Amissville. All-day family fun with a specially-priced wine and food menu, music, arts and crafts, creative gift ideas and more. For more information, call 540-9378215.
Friday, Nov. 23Saturday, Nov. 24
Tournament: Rappahannock County Public Schools (RCPS) PTO hosts the Rappahannock Alumni Basketball Tournament at the RCHS gym at 6 p.m. both Friday and Saturday, with two men’s games and one women’s game each night. Proceeds benefit the RCPS PTO. Admission is $5 for adults ($2 ages 6 to 12; kids 5 and younger free). RCSSA will provide concessions. For more information contact PTO President Crystal Smith at [email protected]pahannockschools.us or 540-987-9660.
Wednesday, Nov. 28
Business Link: Rappahannock Business Link Networking Social is 5 to 7 p.m. at Griffin Tavern, Flint Hill. All supporters of the Rappahannock business community are invited. For more information, call Jan Makela at 540-675-1373.