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FRIDAY, MARCH 11
COMEDY AT BELLE MEADE SCHOOL: Skitastrophe Extravaganza — comedy at Belle Meade School, 353 F. T. Valley Road, Sperryville, Friday, March 11, at 7 p.m., $15 adults, $10 students, again on Saturday, March 12, at 1:15 p.m. with soup and bread before the performance. Cost $20 for adults, $15 for students. For more information, call 540-9878970. RAAC LIBRARY LECTURE: At 8 p.m. Jim Northup, superintendent of Shenandoah National Park, will speak at the Second Friday talk at the Rappahannock County Library, Washington, on his career and the issues now facing the park. This year marks the centennial celebration of the creation of the National Park Service. Over the years Northup has worked at some of America’s most iconic national parks – Smoky Mountains, Grand Teton, Grand Canyon and others across the nation. His career has come full-circle: Northup began his career at Shenandoah National Park in 1979, and he was named park superintendent in 2013. The Second Friday series is sponsored by Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community. The talks are free. All are welcome. For more information, call 301-246-0022.
SATURDAY, MARCH 12
JEFFERSONTON BREAKFAST: Jefferson Ruritan Club and Jeffersonton Community Center’s monthly all-you-can-eat country breakfast is 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Jeffersonton Community Center (5073 Jeffersonton Rd.). Cost is $8 ($5 ages 6 to 12, ages 5 and younger free). Carryout available. Proceeds fund scholarships, local public service organizations and charities and maintaining the community center. For more information, call 540-937-5119. SVRS BLOOD DRIVE: The Sperryville Volunteer Rescue Squad is sponsoring a blood drive Saturday March 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Main Street in Sperryville. There will be donuts to donors by Creekside Deli and free blood pressure and blood sugar checks by squad members. For more information, call Ray Boc at 540-987-9706. ANTIQUE APPRAISAL/ BAKERY BOUTIQUE: The Rappahannock Historical Society’s eighth annual Antique Appraisal and Bakery Boutique is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Copper Fox Antiques (7 River Lane, Sperryville). Clear your attics, garages and trunks to find that priceless item for our appraisers to identify and evaluate. The price to have your antique appraised is $10 per item or any three items for $25. For more information, contact RHS at 540-675-1163 or rapphist[email protected]cast.net. PHOTOGRAPHY/POTTERY TALK: Join artists Andrew Morgan and Rebecca Quinn for their talk on photography and pottery on Saturday, March 12, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gay Street Gallery, 337 Gay St., Washington. Light refreshments will be served from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 540-227-5100. FOLK MUSIC AT THE THEATRE: The Theatre at Washington will welcome Jacob Johnson and Antsy McClain for an engaging evening of Acoustic Folk and storytelling on Saturday, March 12, at 8 p.m. South Carolina guitarist Johnson is teaming up with Nashville songwriter and storyteller McClain for a number of shows the pair have dubbed the “It’s About Time Tour,” which will run from North Carolina to the west coast. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students under 18. For reservations, visit TheatreWashingtonVA.com or send an email to [email protected] theatrewashingtonva.com.
SUNDAY, MARCH 13
SERIES ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME: The second in a series of five monthly conversations On Care for Our Common Home is on Sunday, March 13 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Washington Volunteer Fire Hall. Sponsors: St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Washington VA; Unitarian Universalists of the Blue Ridge, Sperryville; Green Team of St. James’ Episcopal Church, Warrenton; RappFLOW. No prior preparation is needed to participate in this discussion. Copies of the book “Laudato Si,” St. Francis’ Encyclical Letter, will be available. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact: Fr. Tuck Grinnell, grinnellho[email protected] or 540 675-3432.
TUESDAY, MARCH 15
AGING TOGETHER MEETING: Join the Fauquier Aging Together Team with special guest speaker from Golden Rule Builders to learn affordable and practical ways to prepare your home to age in place on Tuesday, March 15, at 1 p.m. at the Fauquier Hospital, in the Sycamore room. For more information, call Dianna Banks at 540-829-6405.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16
ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGIST TO SPEAK AT GARDEN CLUB MEETING: “From Science to Policy to Results” will be the topic of environmental biologist Mary Reiley’s talk at the March Rappahannock County Garden Club meeting at the Washington Fire Hall, 10 Firehouse Lane. Ms. Reiley has 30+ years of experience working at EPA and will be reflecting on her work of bringing collaborators together to create science-based policy for environmental results. Refreshments are served at 1 PM and the talk will begin at approximately 2 PM. Please call club president Helen Williams at 937-4279 for more information. Garden club meetings and membership are open to the public.