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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.


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.

Rap­pa­han­nock Cel­lars:

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.

De’Danaan Glass­works:

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.

Quievre­mont Win­ery:

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.

War­m­glass De­signs:

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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➤ “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 Castle­ton­

➤ 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.


➤ 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 castle­ton­fes­ti­


➤ 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]­ or 540-825-8786. Park­ing: 120 N. Com­merce Street.


➤ 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.

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