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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.


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]­ 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 The­atre­Wash­ing­ or send an email to [email protected] the­atre­wash­ing­


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.


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.


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.

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