Dark skies event
Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection’s "Dark Sky Initiative" is planning to hold a series of events in the coming months to celebrate our star-filled night skies. The first will be on Saturday, March 17.
We'll meet at the Rappahannock County Park on Rt. 211, across from Little Washington, at 6 p.m. There will be astronomers with telescopes, so you can view the stars and learn about star viewing. If you have your own telescope, please bring it along. Joyce Harman will be there with her camera to show you how to take star pictures. Bring your camera and learn how to do dark sky photography.
This is a fun, family event that will inspire you to spend more time appreciating Rappahannock County’s night skies. In the event of cloudy weather, we’ll still meet at the park pavilion to learn more about star viewing, how to use telescopes and how to do night photography. In the event of rainy or inclement weather, please join us at our next event planned for April 14th.
Hope you’ll join us on March 17! Contact 703250-7943 if weather is questionable.
Wine and Dine
March is Wine and Dine Month on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail and Second Saturday brings special delights.
SECOND SATURDAY TOUR, MARCH 10 AMISSVILLE
Gray Ghost Vineyards: Indulge in a winemakers’ dinner at The Marriott Ranch in Hume. Owners and winemakers Al and Cheryl Kellert will present the Gray Ghost wines selected for each course. $109 plus tax. Begins at 7 p.m. Reservations: 540364-2627
Magnolia Vineyards: Try seven wines, six paired with cheeses and one with dark chocolate for only $10. Full Moon Farm will be on hand with organic herbs, essential oils and hydrosols. Open 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 pm
Griffin Tavern: Order from full dining and bar menus and try the Wine of the Week from a local vineyard. Dance
to the Motown music of the Andre Fox Band from 8:30 – 11:30 p.m. Open 11:30 a.m.
Sample appetizers made by Caroline Mello, Waterford Run Farm and Forge, with her delicious jams. Purchase jams to make your own. 1 to 5 p.m. Open 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Blue Ridge Artisans:
Learn dyeing techniques and hand painting silk from artist Jennifer Tepper Heverly and create two stunning silk scarves in a fun workshop. Tickets must be purchased online. $165 for material/instruction. Workshop 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Artist Patricia Brennan will teach you to cut glass and design fused glass earrings and pendants. Email dedanan[email protected] for a reservation. $30 for all materials. Class 1 to 3 p.m.
River District Potters:
Play With Clay. Potter Sara Adams will teach you to make your own pinch pot. Free and no reservation needed. Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Gay Street Inn: Escape to a hideaway steps from fine restaurants, art galleries, boutique shops and antique stores. Enjoy home-cooked breakfast and a complimentary glass of wine. Reservations: 540-316-9220
Greenfield Inn Bed
and Breakfast: Relax in a Georgian-style mansion where your stay includes a complimentary round-trip ride to any restaurant in the town of Washington. Mention Wine and Dine Month for a 20 percent discount off a two-night stay in March. Reservation: 540-675-1114
Kevin Adams: Visit the solo exhibition of Adam’s Shenandoah National Park paintings at Gay Street Gallery.
Little Washington Winery:
Learn “all about wine in plain English” at Wine Bootcamp including sandwich and chocolate pairings. Fee $40. Class 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Winery open until 5. At Wine Loves Chocolate, learn about wines from South Africa. Fee $40. Class 2:30 to 4 p.m. Book online.
Middle Street Gallery:
View paintings, sculpture and photography by 40 gallery members and artist friends. Free exhibition. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Savor hors d’oeuvres paired with wines. An eight-wine tasting for one is $12, but waived with the purchase of a bottle! Noon to 7 p.m.
Design and create a 4-inch fused glass sun catcher for a sparkling gift or to keep. Fee $20. No reservation needed. Workshop 11 a.m. to 2 pm.
WOODVILLE Strike Daekins Designs:
Shop historically-inspired clothing, satchels, and Celtic wedding accessories at an open studio sale. Light refreshments. Open noon to 4 p.m.
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FRIDAY, MARCH 9
➤ “SKITSTORY”: Belle Meade Montessori School, 353 F. T. Valley Road, Sperryville, presents “Skitstory of the World.” Students and staff have chosen a variety of historicallythemed, short sketches to perform. The concept is to depict a fractured history of various cultures through time. The majority of the production is student directed and driven. There will be musical interludes between sketches and during intermission provided by the school band and music class. Join us on March 8 at 6 p.m. for our open dress rehearsal, March 9 at 7 p.m. for opening night, and March 10 at 1:15 p.m. for soup and our closing, matinee performance. For more information, call 540-987-8970.
➤ SHOOTING MATCH: Castleton Community Volunteer Fire Company Shooting Match starts at 7 p.m. at the fire station, 593 Castleton View Road. Practice shots at 6:30 p.m. Cash/prizes awarded every match. Food available. For more information, call 540-937-4110 or visit their website Castletonfire.com
➤ SECOND FRIDAY TALK: Guest speaker will be Richard Chefetz, an internationally known psychiatrist whose specialty is the treatment of trauma, at 8 p.m. at the Rappahannock County Library, Washington. Chefetz is renowned for his talent at describing to laymen what goes on behind therapists’ closed doors. He works daily with adults who endured childhood abuse or neglect or who survived battlefield or wartime hardships or violent attacks at work or at home. He was president of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and has recently published a book on his therapeutic techniques.
SATURDAY, MARCH 10
➤ JEFFERSONTON BREAKFAST: The Jeffersonton Community Center will hold its monthly all-you-can eat country breakfast from 8 to 11a.m. at the Jeffersonton Community Center, 5073 Jeffersonton Rd., Jeffersonton. Cost for the breakfast is $8 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, and under 6 is free. Carry-out will be available! All proceeds go to maintaining the Community Center and community projects. All are welcome. For information, call 540-937-9979.
➤ ANTIQUE APPRAISAL AND BAKERY BOUTIQUE: Rappahannock Historical Society will be having their Antiques Appraisal 10 to 2 at Copper Fox in Sperryville. This is their 10th anniversary of holding the appraisal. There will also be a silent auction and a bakery boutique of goodies for sale. Since this is a fundraiser for the Historical Society a small fee of $10/item or 3/$25 is requested for the evaluations. For more information, call 540675-1163.
➤ HAM AND OYSTER DINNER: Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue will be having its All You Can Eat Ham and Oyster dinner from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the station. Cost for adults $30, kids ages 4-10 $15, 3 and under are free. All proceeds will be used to fund daily operations. For more information call 540-675-3615 and speak with one of the members.
➤ RAINER MARIA RILKE AND THE SHADOW OF AUGUSTE RODIN: A vibrant portrait of the friendship between two of the twentieth century's greatest artists, the German Poet Rilke and the French Sculptor Rodin in song and word with Rachel Corbett, award-winning author, Tyler Nelson, Castleton's beloved tenor, and actress Dietlinde Turban Maazel. 7 p.m. at the Theatre House, Castleton Farms, 663 Castleton View Rd. Tickets: $35 adults/$15 students at castletonfestival.org
SUNDAY, MARCH 11
➤ CLASSICAL CONCERT: Join St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 115 N. East St., Culpeper, for a classical piano concert fundraiser, featuring Jesse Ratcliffe, in their Parish Hall. Wine and cheese will be served at 5 p.m.; the concert begins at 5:30 p.m. Donations are graciously accepted. Seating is limited, please RSVP by March 4 to reserve your space: [email protected]sculpeper.net or 540-825-8786. Parking: 120 N. Commerce Street.
THURSDAY, MARCH 15
➤ COMEDY WITH TENORS: Three Redneck Tenors — music comedy with classical tenors at 7:30 p.m. at Culpeper County High School, 14240 Achievement Drive, Culpeper. Tickets at the door $25; season tickets for sale in foyer: $60. Auditorium doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, call 540-872-3345.