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➤ “CHAR­LOTTE’S WEB”: Writ­ten by E.B. White, “Char­lotte’s Web” is con­sid­ered a clas­sic of chil­dren’s lit­er­a­ture and ap­peals to both kids and adults. 8 p.m. Dec. 7, 3 p.m. Dec. 8-9 at the RAAC Com­mu­nity The­atre, 310 Gay St., Wash­ing­ton. For reser­va­tions, go to or call 800-695-6075.


➤ OPEN HOUSE: Come and en­joy snacks, treats, cider or tea while tour­ing Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton Spa, 261 Main St., from 1 p.m to 3 p.m. and in­dulge in a com­pli­men­tary chair mas­sage per­formed by one of our cer­ti­fied mas­sage ther­a­pists. Plus an es­sen­tial oil tu­to­rial and a raf­fle to win one of the spa’s ser­vices. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 540-675-1031.


➤ BREAK­FAST WITH SANTA: The Jef­fer­son­ton Com­mu­nity Cen­ter is hav­ing its all-you-can-eat break­fast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Santa will be at the break­fast from 8:15 to 10 a.m. Brings your chil­dren out for a fun time and an ex­cel­lent coun­try break­fast. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for chil­dren 6-12, un­der 6 is free. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 540-937-9979.

➤ HEARTHSTONE SCHOOL HOL­I­DAY BAZAAR: Fresh wreaths for sale. Chil­dren's toys and books, hand­made items by lo­cal ar­ti­sans, Hearthstone stu­dents and par­ents, greet­ing cards, jew­elry, pot­tery, scarves, spe­cialty kitchen linens, beeswax can­dles, or­na­ments and more from 10 a.m to 5 p.m at the school. Lunch, baked goods and home fudge and a Gin­ger­bread House raf­fle. Ven­dors are wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion call 540-987-9212.

➤ GLASS MAK­ING CLASS AND ARTIST’S RE­CEP­TION: Jenifer Webb, Warm Glass De­signs, will be teach­ing a class "Make your own Fused Glass Or­na­ment" from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. at Hazel River Arts and An­tiques, 12625 Lee Hwy, Wash­ing­ton. Limit 8, space still avail­able. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 540-987-8440 to at­tend. Mar­i­lyn Ar­mor, a noted county artist, also will be fea­tured. There will be a re­cep­tion from 11 a.m to 2 p.m.

➤ CHO­RALE CON­CERT: Blue Ridge Cho­rale, di­rected by C. Alexan­dar Smith, presents a free con­cert, “Songs The Sea­son,” 7 p.m. at Open Door Bap­tist Church, 754 Ger­manna Hwy., Culpeper.



A Christ­mas Gospel Con­cert will be held at Wil­lis Chapel, 1840 Zachary Tay­lor Hwy., Huntly, at 3 p.m. Fea­tured Guests: Robert Glasker and the Unity Com­mu­nity Choir of Rap­pa­han­nock and Vicin­ity. Ad­mis­sion is a can of food for the needy. A light sup­per will fol­low be­side the church at Rea­ger School.

➤ CHO­RALE CON­CERT: Blue Ridge Cho­rale, di­rected by C. Alexan­dar Smith, presents a free con­cert, “Songs The Sea­son,” at 3 p.m. at Culpeper Bap­tist Church 318 S.West St.

➤ SMITH­SO­NIAN AT THE THE­ATRE: Smith­so­nian at Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton Con­cert Se­ries presents “Em­pire of the Viol: Baroque Mu­sic by Marais, Schenck and Bo­is­mortier” at Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton The­atre at 3 p.m. Call 540-675-1253, email [email protected]­tleWash­ing­tonTheatre. com or visit Lit­tleWash­ing­ to re­serve.

➤ CHRIST­MAS PLAY: Amissville United Methodist Church, 14760 Lee Hwy, Amissville, will present the Chil­dren’s Christ­mas Play at 6:30 p.m. in its sanc­tu­ary. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Missy at 540-937-3590.



An­chored by the dancers of Manas­sas Bal­let The­atre, North­ern Vir­ginia’s largest pro­fes­sional bal­let com­pany, the story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince comes alive with the help of an en­sem­ble cast and the MBT Orches­tra. Known for its ex­quis­ite cos­tumes, chore­og­ra­phy and scenery, MBT’s pro­duc­tion of The Nutcracker has be­come a go-to fam­ily hol­i­day tra­di­tion. Tick­ets $25-$75. For per­for­mance dates and times, and to buy tick­ets, go to hyl­ton­cen­ or call 703-9937759.


Join the Rap­pa­han­nock County High School Pan­ther Con­cert and Jazz Bands for their Win­ter Con­cert and Christ­mas Bas­ket Raf­fle in the high school au­di­to­rium. Mu­sic be­gins at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.


➤ SEC­OND FRI­DAY TALK: Cliff Mumm, who is one of the world’s lead­ing ex­perts on re­build­ing af­ter dis­as­ters, will be this month’s speaker at 8 p.m. at the Rap­pa­han­nock County Li­brary, Wash­ing­ton. Mumm was in charge of clean­ing up the World Trade Cen­ter af­ter 9/11, and try­ing to re­build Iraq af­ter the Gulf War, and cop­ing with the af­ter­math of Hur­ri­cane Ka­t­rina. Come hear his be­hind-the-scenes tales of life in the break­down lane. The talk is free, and all are wel­come. More in The Rapp, Page A1


➤ AMISSVILLE BREAK­FAST: Amissville United Methodist Men will serve break­fast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Fel­low­ship Hall of the church. Dona­tions are ac­cepted, and all pro­ceeds are used in ser­vice to oth­ers. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Reg at 540-987-9001.

➤ CHRIST­MAS EX­TRAV­A­GANZA: Cook­ies, sweets, re­fresh­ments, treats and much more from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Ea­gle's Nest Con­fer­ence Cen­ter at Ver­dun Ad­ven­ture Bound, 17044 Ad­ven­ture Bound Trail, Rix­eyville. Fam­ily pho­tos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Ad­mis­sion: Pre­sale tick­ets $10 per­son or $20 per fam­ily. Wind­more's Pied­mont Com­mu­nity Band, The­atri­cal Arts Christ­mas Car­ol­ers and the White House Band will per­form. Christ­mas Card work­shops with Santa's Elves. For more in­for­ma­tion, search Eventbrite. Spon­sored by Dave The Mover LLC.

➤ “LET’S GET READY FOR CHRIST­MAS”: Come and join St. Stephen’s Epis­co­pal Church in Culpeper in the par­ish Hall for this year's Ad­vent Event. Ex­pe­ri­ence Je­sus’ com­ing through scrip­ture and song, a hol­i­day game and re­fresh­ments. The af­ter­noon will fea­ture St. Stephen’s chil­dren’s Praise Choir, Hand Bell Choir, and the daz­zling key­board skill of Daniel Grotz. O, Come, let us adore him.

➤ LIV­ING NA­TIV­ITY: The 44th An­nual Liv­ing Na­tiv­ity will be held on Satur­day, Dec.15 (snow date the 16th) from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. spon­sored by the Rap­pa­han­nock United Methodist Charge. Make a new fam­ily tra­di­tion by vol­un­teer­ing to be a part of the Orig­i­nal Rap­pa­han­nock Liv­ing Na­tiv­ity. Each 25 minute shift is in need of peo­ple of all ages to be Mary, Joseph, three Kings, Shep­herds and An­gels. The cos­tumes and an­i­mals are pro­vided. The liv­ing na­tiv­ity takes place in the lit­tle red shed be­side the Rap­pa­han­nock County Li­brary. Con­tact Judi Burke at 540-6316103 or jnorth­[email protected] com to sign up for a shift if you would like to par­tic­i­pate.

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