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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9
➤ “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 raac.org or call 800-695-6075.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7
➤ 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.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8
➤ 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.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9
➤ WILLIS CHAPEL CHRISTMAS CONCERT:
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 LittleWashingtonTheatre.com 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.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23
➤ “THE NUTCRACKER”:
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 hyltoncenter.org or call 703-9937759.
➤ RCHS WINTER CONCERT:
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.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14
➤ 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
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15
➤ 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.