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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.

THURS­DAY, APRIL 14

IR­ISH MUSIC: An evening of the real thing when it comes to Ir­ish music and dance! The vivid and col­or­ful pre­sen­ta­tion of The Young Ire­landers, is on stage at 7:30 p.m. at the Culpeper County High School. Tick­ets are $25 for adults and $10 for stu­dents. There’s plenty of free park­ing. Come early to get a good seat in this large and com­fort­able the­ater with its ex­cel­lent acous­tics. StageAlive! is an all­-vol­un­teer, non­profit com­mu­nity con­cert or­ga­ni­za­tion based in Culpeper and serv­ing seven nearby coun­ties and sur­round­ing ar­eas. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, call 540-­522 9216.

FRI­DAY, APRIL 15

CASTLE­TON IN PER­FOR­MANCE: “A Time to Break Si­lence,” 7:30 p.m. Prince­ton Pro­fes­sor Gary J. Bass speaks about the great Vir­ginian diplo­mat Archer Blood and the 1971 geno­cide in Bangladesh. Renowned pho­tog­ra­pher Kay Ch­er­nush dis­cusses mod­ern day slav­ery in the Thai fish­ing in­dus­try and hu­man traf­fick­ing around the world. Castle­ton alum­nus and ris­ing opera star Davone Tines joins Rap­pa­han­nock’s multi-tal­ented mu­si­cian Forrest Mar­quisee, Bangladesh­i song­writer Naz­mus Saquib and Tabla player Syed Are­finul Haque to per­form tra­di­tional, clas­si­cal and spir­i­tual music. Tick­ets: Adults $30; Stu­dents $15. FREE re­cep­tion, re­fresh­ments and art ex­hibit. Theatre House at Castle­ton. castle­ton­fes­ti­val.org or con­tact the box of­fice at 1-866-974-0767

BLUE RIDGE SINGERS’ CON­CERT: The Blue Ridge Singers’ spring con­cert, “I Saw Wa­ter Flow­ing…,” con­ducted by BRS artis­tic di­rec­tor Dr. Jeffrey Al­ban, fea­tures sa­cred and sec­u­lar works about wa­ter at 7:30 p.m., Front Royal Pres­by­te­rian Church. A $10 do­na­tion is re­quested. For in­for­ma­tion www. bluerid­gesingers.com or call 540-671-5647.

SATUR­DAY, APRIL 16

Amissville break­fast: Amissville United Methodist Men serve break­fast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Fel­low­ship Hall of the church at 14760 Lee Hwy. Do­na­tions ac­cepted; all pro­ceeds are used in ser­vice to oth­ers. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 540-987-9001.

VWL SEEK­ING BIRD SUR­VEY HELP: Vir­ginia Work­ing Landscapes ( VWL) is look­ing for skilled bird­ers for bird sur­veys in the Madi­son and Sper­ryville ar­eas. The manda­tory train­ing is from 9 a.m. to noon on April 16. If in­ter­ested, con­tact Amy John­son at John­[email protected] or go to va­work­ing­land­scapes.org/grass­land.

SHEAR­ING DAY AND LAMB LUNCH: Wits End Farm, 369 Hin­son Ford Road, Amissville, from 11 a.m. un­til 3 p.m. As we shear the sheep, learn how wool is trans­formed from sheep’s cloth­ing into yarns and spin­ning fiber. Also serv­ing a de­li­cious ar­ti­sanal lamb sausage lunch. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Cathie Shiff at 540-219-8396 or email her at wit­send­[email protected]­hoo.com.

POKER RUN: ABATE of Vir­ginia Culpeper Chap­ter hosts a 100-mile scenic Mo­tor­cy­cle Poker Run ride end­ing at An­the­neans Restau­rant (621 Sper­ryvile Pike, Culpeper). Sign up from 11 a.m. at the restau­rant. Cost is $20 per hand; cash prizes. Pro­ceeds to ben­e­fit mo­tor­cy­clists’ rights in Vir­ginia. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 540-397-3924.

WVFR HAM/OYS­TER DIN­NER: Wash­ing­ton Vol­un­teer Fire and Res­cue’s An­nual Spring All You Can Eat Ham and Oys­ter Din­ner, 4 - 8 p.m. at the sta­tion. En­joy fried oys­ters, oys­ter stew, raw oys­ters, coun­try ham, Vir­ginia baked ham, nu­mer­ous sides and desserts. Adults/kids 11 and older $25; kids 4-10 $12. Ques­tions, call 540-675-3615 and speak with one of our mem­bers.

SUN­DAY, APRIL 17

UUBRIDGE SER­VICE: 10:30 a.m. at Hearth­stone School (11576 Lee Hwy., Sper­ryville) “Mov­ing From Con­vic­tions to Ac­tion” by Russ Sav­age. All faith tra­di­tions un­der­take ac­tion for so­cial and en­vi­ron­men­tal jus­tice based on their con­vic­tions. But none is more force­ful in this than Uni­tar­ian Univer­sal­ists. What are the steps in get­ting from con­vic­tion to ac­tion? Let’s take a look at some of the prac­ti­cal ways this can be done. All are wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion, email Ellen Adams at [email protected]

A DAY AT MAR­RIOTT RANCH: Due to the in­clement weather this past week­end, the From the Rap­pa­han­nock, For the Rap­pa­han­nock event have resched­uled the event for Sun­day April 17, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you have al­ready reg­is­tered for a vol­un­teer spot or a ticket, we thank you and hope we will see you on Sun­day. Join Friends of the Rap­pa­han­nock, Pied­mont En­vi­ron­m­ne­tal Coun­cil, and the John Marshall Soil and Wa­ter Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict for a day at the iconic Mar­riott Ranch in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Moun­tains. This is a work­ing farm that the Rap­pa­han­nock River flows di­rectly through. All at­ten­dees who join us for the restora­tion project are in­vited to join us for the cel­e­bra­tion free or charge. Chil­dren un­der 14 wel­come at no charge. We will have Rap­pa­han­nock River oys­ters from the Oys­ter Com­pany of Vir­ginia, catered bar­beque from Mar­riott Ranch, lo­cal wines and beers from the Pied­mont, live music, hay ride tours of the prop­erty and con­ser­va­tion prac­tices, and more. Staff from a va­ri­ety of con­ser­va­tion or­ga­ni­za­tions will be avail­able to an­swer ques­tions and talk about

con­ser­va­tion prac­tices and cost share pro­grams avail­able in the re­gion. For more in­for­ma­tion, email Bryan. Hof­[email protected]­friends.org or call 540-373-3448, ext. 112.

“OLD TOOLS FROM THE HOUSE AND BARN”: Rap­pa­han­nock His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety hosts an event with long­time county res­i­dents, Dr. Noel Laing and his wife, Char­lotte, at the Wash­ing­ton Town Hall at 2 p.m. They will bring parts of their col­lec­tions of old wooden tools and sewing and nee­dle work­ing aids. They en­cour­age at­ten­dees to bring any puz­zling items they might have for pos­si­ble iden­ti­fi­ca­tion. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 540-675-1163. Every­one is wel­come.

ORATORIO SO­CI­ETY SPRING CON­CERT: The Front Royal Oratorio So­ci­ety an­nounces its an­nual spring con­cert at 4 p.m. at the Front Royal Pres­by­te­rian Church, 115 Lu­ray Ave. It’s con­tin­u­ing a 50-year tra­di­tion of bring­ing great cho­ral music to the com­mu­nity. We will per­form An­to­nio Vi­valdi’s thrilling “Glo­ria” and Gabriel Fauré’s in­spi­ra­tional “Requiem” with cham­ber or­ches­tra and or­gan ac­com­pa­ni­ment.The con­cert is free, open to the pub­lic and lasts about 75 min­utes. Fam­i­lies are wel­come and day care is pro­vided. For more in­for­ma­tion call, 540-635-4842.

BLUE RIDGE SINGERS’ CON­CERT: “I Saw Wa­ter Flow­ing…,” con­ducted by BRS artis­tic di­rec­tor Dr. Jeffrey Al­ban, fea­tures sa­cred and sec­u­lar works about wa­ter 4 p.m., at Ope­quon Pres­by­te­rian Church, 2317 Ope­quon Church Ln., Winchester. A $10 do­na­tion is re­quested. For in­for­ma­tion, visit www.bluerid­gesingers.com or call 540-671-5647.

TUES­DAY, APRIL 19

AL­TER­NA­TIVE ENERGY EVENT: “Al­ter­na­tive Energy – Is it Fi­nally a Good In­vest­ment?” will be the sub­ject of the third an­nual Earth Day Talk at the Fauquier High School at 7 p.m. Spon­sored by the War­ren­ton Cli­mate Change Group, in con­junc­tion with The Fauquier Cham­ber. Lo­cal so­lar and geo­ther­mal busi­nesses, and those us­ing the sys­tems they sell, will share in­for­ma­tion about the value and costs of a more cli­mate-con­scious life­style right now, and Cliff Ha­mal, an energy ex­pert with Nav­i­gant, will give us a pre­view of what to­mor­row’s energy mix and costs may likely be.

WED­NES­DAY, APRIL 20

WIL­LIAMS OR­CHARD MEET­ING: Rap­pa­han­nock Ex­ten­sion Of­fice’s se­ries of in-or­chard meet­ings con­tin­ues at 11 a.m. at Wil­liams Or­chard (13415 Crest Hill Rd.) with a tour, fol­lowed by a dis­cus­sion of cur­rent in­sect and disease con­trol rec­om­men­da­tions and other man­age­ment prac­tices. Af­ter­wards, brown-bag lunch (BYO) with drinks fur­nished by the host. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 540-675-3619.

Free Clinic: Rap­pa­han­nock Free Clinic is open at the Rap­pa­han­nock County Health De­part­ment on Main Street in Wash­ing­ton. Reg­is­tra­tion is 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the Fauquier Free Clinic at 540-347-0394.

SATUR­DAY, APRIL 23

SE­NIOR CEN­TER BREAK­FAST: The Rap­pa­han­nock Se­niors host a break­fast fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Rap­pa­han­nock Se­nior Cen­ter (111 Scrab­ble Rd., Castle­ton). Spe­cial music from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Lots of door prizes. Strictly do­na­tion ba­sis. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Darcy at 540-987-3638.

BLUE RIDGE CHO­RALE’S BIG YARD SALE: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Osborn’s res­i­dence, 14445 Glen Ver­dant Drive on Rt. 226 (the Rix­eyville Rd, north of Culpeper, at the sec­ond right past the Emer­ald Hill El­e­men­tary School). It will be made up en­tirely of items which have never been used, or have only very gen­tly been used. Also, lo­cal au­thors Alex ter Weele and Rob Stone will be there to visit with you about and sign their books. Pro­ceeds of the sale will help sup­port the Blue Ridge Cho­rale, your com­mu­nity cho­rus. Come to look, en­joy and buy! If you’re in­ter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing in the yard sale with your ta­ble, or if you have que­si­tons, con­tact us at [email protected]­s­ings.com.

GRANDMA’S AT­TIC YARD SALE: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wash­ing­ton Bap­tist Church. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 540-675-3336.

HOOVER RIDGE SHEEP DOG TRI­ALS: Come out to beau­ti­ful Hoover Ridge Park in Madi­son for the Hoover Ridge Sheep­dog Trial (SDT) on Satur­day, April 23, and Sun­day, April 24, start­ing at 9 a.m. Watch dog han­dlers from Canada, Vir­ginia, Ken­tucky, Ohio, Penn­syl­va­nia, West Vir­ginia and the Caroli­nas work with their bor­der col­lies as they con­trol sheep through a se­ries of ob­sta­cles. See them send their dogs on out­runs of 125 to 300 yards to gather sheep. This is an amaz­ing event you won’t want to miss! Free ad­mis­sion, con­ces­sions will be sold. Or­ga­nized by Wink Ma­son. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 540-308-1247.

RAP­PA­HAN­NOCK RE­SOURCE FAIR: The Rap­pa­han­nock Ag­ing To­gether Team is happy to bring you it’s first Rap­pa­han­nock Re­source Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Reynolds Me­mo­rial Bap­tist Church, Sper­ryville. A day com­mit­ted to se­niors, care­givers and their fam­i­lies. This free event will pro­vide you with vi­tal in­for­ma­tion and lo­cal re­sources to sup­port your life, health and leisure. A phar­ma­cist will be on site for a med­i­ca­tion brown bag check, free health screen­ings, Raf­fle prizes and much more. For more in­for­ma­tion Con­tact Dianna Banks 540-829-6405 or email [email protected]­ing­to­ge­hter.org.

OPEN HOUSE AT HEARTH­STONE SCHOOL: 11576 Lee High­way, Sper­ryville, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rea­son­able tu­ition based on in­come. Nurs­ery/ Kinder­garten to 12th Grade, VA State Li­censed Day-Care. Classes for home­school­ers avail­able Visit our school, see class­rooms, meet the teach­ers and view stu­dent work. In­spired by the Wal­dorf Cur­ricu­lum, bring­ing aca­demics to life. For in­for­ma­tion call 540-987-9212.

MOUN­TAIN MUSIC: Catch Walker’s Run on Satur­day, April 23, at the Theatre at Wash­ing­ton, at 8 p. m. Walker’s Run has de­vel­oped a loyal fol­low­ing in and around the Ap­palachi­ans for its unique, im­pro­vi­sa­tional moun­tain-music. Walk­ing the fine line be­tween tra­di­tion and ex­plo­ration, Walker’s Run stretches be­yond the realm of tra­di­tional Ap­palachian folk music, in­cor­po­rat­ing world music, jazz, and punk in­flu­ences. Tick­ets for the per­for­mance are $ 25 for adults and $ 10 for stu­dents un­der 18. For reser­va­tions, please visit TheatreWas­h­ing­tonVA.com or send email to [email protected] TheatreWas­h­ing­tonVA.com.

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