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FRIDAY, MARCH 28SATURDAY, MARCH 29
RAAC’S SPRING PLAYS: RAAC Community Theatre’s spring season kicks off with two one-act plays at 8 p.m. both nights at the theatre (310 Gay St., Washington). “The Nose” follows a Russian official's nose as it develops a life of its own, while “Company of One” is a humorous take on how the Allies managed to keep the Normandy Invasion secret. Tickets are $15. For reservations, visit raac.org.
SATURDAY, MARCH 29
SUNDAY, MARCH 30
GRAY GHOST TASTING: Gray Ghost’s annual tasting is 11 to 4 p.m. both days. Taste developing wines and experience blending. The cost is $15 per person. Gray Ghost signature logo glass and light hors d’oeuvres included. For more information, call 540-937-4869.
SATURDAY, MARCH 29
BLUE STATE BLUEGRASS
BRUNCH: The Rappahannock County Democratic Committee presents the annual Blue State Bluegrass Brunch from 10 a.m. to noon at the Washington fire hall. No charge. For more information, visit rappdems.org or call Ross O’Donoghue at 540 987-8019.
GADINO WINE TASTING: Gadino Cellars offers a special selection of cellar aged wine vintages from their cellar for a tasting event from 1 to 4 p.m. at the winery (92 Schoolhouse Rd., Washington). Tickets are $15 per person ($10 for Wine Club members). Reservations recommended. For
more information, call 540-987-9292.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2
FREE CLINIC: The Rappahannock Free Clinic is open at the Rappahannock County Health Department on Main Street in Washington. Registration is 5 to 6 p.m. Details from the Fauquier Free Clinic at 540-347-0394.
FRIDAY, APRIL 4
COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE: The final community drum circle is 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Belle Meade Schoolhouse (353 F.T. Valley Rd., Sperryville). Suggested donation is $5 to $10. All are welcome; use a drum provided or bring your own. For more information, contact Wendi Sirat at [email protected] whitesage.net or call 540-987-8417.
SATURDAY, APRIL 5
HERITAGE DAY: Fishing and outdoor fun for the whole family from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. at Graves Mountain Lodge in Syria. Kids (12 and younger) can try their hand at fishing ( limit 6 fish per child). Hourly prize drawing begins at 9. Free. For more information, call 540-923-4231. AMISSVILLE METHODIST FISH FRY: The Amissville United Methodist Men hold a fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church (14760 Lee Hwy., Amissville). Donations accepted; all proceeds used in service to others. For more information, call Larry Dunn at 540-937-4222.
SUNDAY, APRIL 6
RAAC CONCERT: Paul Reisler and a Thousand Questions, featuring Howard Levy of the Flecktones, perform at a benefit concert (for Kid Pan Alley) 4 p.m. at the RAAC Community Theatre (310 Gay St., Washington). Advance tickets are $25 ($30 at the door). For more information, call 540-322-3022; for tickets, visit bit.ly/1KRPK14.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9
SECOND WEDNESDAY SERIES: The Second Wednesday series continues from 2 to 4 p.m. at the county library with guest speaker Danny Wilson, who reviews research on positive and creative aging. Free. For more information, call Sharon Pyne at 540-675-3313 (ext 2221).
FRIDAY, APRIL 11
CRAIG HOLDREGE TALK: Hearthstone School hosts Craig Holdrege for a lecture titled “The Plant as a Teacher of Living Thinking: Cultivating the Roots of Sustainability” from 7 to 9 p.m. at the school (11586 Lee Hwy., Sperryville). For more information, call Kathy Edwards at 540-9235086 or email [email protected]
SATURDAY, APRIL 12
SENIOR CENTER BREAKFAST: The Rappahannock Seniors host a breakfast fundraiser from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Rappahannock Senior Center (111 Scrabble Rd., Castleton), featuring music by the Stoneridge Bluegrass Band (9 to 10:30). Donations benefit the Senior Center. For more information, call Darcy at 540-987-3638.
RAWL VACCINATION CLINIC: A rabies vaccination clinic, donated by Rene and John Nolan, is 9 to 1 at Rappahannock Animal Welfare League (160 Weaver Rd., Amissville). Vaccinations ($10) are available for cats and dogs from any county older than four months; all proceeds benefit RAWL. For more information, call 540-9373283 or visit rawldogs.org.
CHILI BOWL: Piedmont Softball Association’s 2014 Chili Bowl is 3 to 7 p.m. inside Bill Payne Auction Gallery (10 Maddox Ln., Amissville). Admission is $6 ($4 ages 6-10; 5 and younger free). All proceeds benefit PSA programs. To enter your chili, donate a cake or for more information, call 540-937-4047 or email sherijhol[email protected] or piedmontsoft[email protected]
JAZZ CONCERT: Jazz pianist Bill Harris performs an evening of melodies and favorite songs by Frank Sinatra at 8 p.m. at the Theatre at Washington (291 Gay St.). Tickets are $25 ($10 for ages 18 and younger). For reservations, call 540-675-1253 or email [email protected]
SUNDAY, APRIL 13
FOLK CONCERT: Madeline MacNeil brings her beautiful voice to a Celtic and traditional Appalachian music concert at 2 p.m. at Flint Hill Baptist Church (630 Zachary Taylor Hwy., Flint Hill). Donations ($5) are appreciated. For more information, contact the Rappahannock Historical Society at 540-675-1163 or rapphist[email protected]cast.net.
WALKING WOODS WALK: Venture into the Montpelier Demonstration Forest for a two-hour hike with the Working Woods Walk from 2 to 4 p.m. at James Madison’s Montpelier (11407 Constitution Hwy., Montpelier Station) and learn from experts about mutually beneficial conservation and cultivation strategies. Tickets are $10 ($5 with admission to the house tour; 6 and younger and free). For more information, visit montpelier.org/visit.
RACE FOR HOPE FUNDRAISER: The Flint Hill Public House donates 15 percent of your brunch or dinner bill to Nikki Brady’s Race for Hope 5K team from 4 to 7 p.m.; Richard Brady provides live music. Reservations recommended. For more information, call 540-675-3736 or 540-675-1700.
MANDALELE CONCERT: Local trio Mandalele (Lorraine Duisit, Wendi Sirat and “Smiggy” Smith) perform from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Central Coffee Roasters (11836 Lee Hwy., Sperryville). Suggested donation is $5-10. For more information, call 540-9871006 or visit mandalele.com.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16
JENKINS ORCHARD MEETING: Rappahannock Extension Office’s series of in-orchard meetings begins at 11 a.m. at Jenkins Orchard (355 Yancey Road, Woodville) with a tour, followed by a discussion of current insect and disease control recommendations and other management practices. After the tour, brown-bag lunch (BYO) with drinks furnished by the host. For more information, call 540-675-3619.
SATURDAY, APRIL 19
RELAY BAKE SALE: Carolyn’s Live, Laugh, Love Relay for Life Team has a bake sale starting at 8:30 a.m. (until everything is sold) at the 211 Quicke Mart. For more information, call 540635-4673.
SUNDAY, APRIL 20
FGC EASTER BREAKFAST: Forest Grove Church holds its annual Easter breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. at the old Forest Grove School. All are welcome. For more information, call 540-825-7799.
TUESDAY, APRIL 22
RAWL SPAY/NEUTER: RAWL offers simple and affordable spay/neuter services to Rappahannock and neighboring county dogs and cats (fees range from $50 to $100). For more information, call the Amissville shelter (540-937-3336 or 540-937-3283) or visit rawldogs.org.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26
FODDERSTACK 10K: The Fodderstack 10K begins at 9 a.m. (registration at 7:30) at the north end of Flint Hill, ending at the courthouse in Little Washington. Pre-register for $25 (families of three or more are $20 per person); race-day price is $30. For more information, visit fodderstack10K.com.
EARTH DAY AT GADINO: Celebrate Earth Day with a walk through Gadino Cellars' vineyards (92 Schoolhouse Rd., Washington). Robbie Limon performs from 2 to 5:30 p.m. and samples of many of Gadino's wines are available (tasting fees apply). For more information, call 540-987-9292 or visit gadinocellars.com/events.html.