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➤ FIRST FRI­DAY RAAC MOVIE: “Three Iden­ti­cal Strangers” is this month’s 1st Fri­day fea­ture, with a 7 p.m. show­time at the Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton Theatre, 291 Gay Street, Wash­ing­ton. Di­rected by Tim War­dle and star­ring Silvi Alzetta-Reall, Eddy Gal­land and Ron Guttman, the set­ting is 1980 New York, where three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they were triplets sep­a­rated at birth. Then they dis­cover why. Ad­mis­sion is $6. Pop­corn, candy and wa­ter will be avail­able for pur­chase. The PG-13 movie runs 96 min­utes.


➤ COM­MU­NITY THEATRE AU­DI­TIONS: Call­ing all thes­pi­ans! The RAAC Com­mu­nity Theatre will hold au­di­tions on Jan­uary 5 and 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. for two plays to be pro­duced in the spring of 2019. “Har­vey,” di­rected by Patty Hardee, will be per­formed March 29 and 30 and April 5 and 6. In this hi­lar­i­ous and beloved com­edy, a happy-go-lucky fel­low (El­wood Dowd) has an imag­i­nary friend Har­vey — a six-foot, three-and-one-halfinch tall pooka re­sem­bling a rab­bit. There are five ma­jor and one mi­nor male roles; three ma­jor and two mi­nor fe­male roles. “The Devil and Daniel Web­ster,” di­rected by Peter Horn­bostel will be per­formed mid-May. The play is a Faus­tian tale about a New Hamp­shire farmer who sells his soul to the devil and is de­fended by Daniel Web­ster. There are 12 speak­ing roles in this short play, as well as towns­peo­ple. Au­di­tions will be read­ings from both scripts. Ac­tors may au­di­tion for one or both plays. Re­hearsals for “Har­vey” will be­gin soon af­ter au­di­tions. Au­di­tions will be held at the theatre, 310 Gay St, Wash­ing­ton. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Patty Hardee at pa­[email protected] com or 540-675-2506.


➤ SE­COND FRI­DAY TALK: This month’s guest speaker will be Rappahannock’s own Joyce Harman, who will give a talk – com­plete with her own daz­zling pho­to­graphs – on her Dark Skies Ini­tia­tive at 8 p.m.. The dark skies pro­gram seeks to pre­serve Rappahannock’s clear views of the stars at night. The talk is free, and all are wel­come the Rappahannock County Li­brary, Wash­ing­ton.


➤ COUN­TRY BREAK­FAST: The Jef­fer­son­ton Com­mu­nity Cen­ter will hold its monthly all-you-can eat break­fast from 8-11 a.m. at the Jef­fer­son­ton Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 5073 Jef­fer­son­ton Rd., Jef­fer­son­ton. Cost for the break­fast is $9 for adults, $6 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.


➤ VNPS SE­COND SUN­DAY WALK: “In­va­sives Con­trol in Shenan­doah Na­tional Park’s Buck Hol­low” will be­gin at 1 p.m. The Pied­mont chap­ter of the Vir­ginia Na­tive Plant So­ci­ety is spon­sor­ing the free walk in the Buck Hol­low area of Shenan­doah Na­tional Park, near Sper­ryville, even if parts of the fed­eral gov­ern­ment are still shut down. The fo­cus of the walk, led by Robin Wil­liams, who serves on the chap­ter’s board and is also a cer­ti­fied Vir­ginia Mas­ter Nat­u­ral­ist with the Old Rag chap­ter, is the progress that has been made in in­va­sive re­moval from a rel­a­tively rare North­ern Blue Ridge Mon­tane Al­lu­vial For­est plant com­mu­nity. The num­ber of par­tic­i­pants is limited. RSVP to pied­[email protected] Di­rec­tions to the meet­ing place and de­tails about the walk will be sent in re­turn. There are no fa­cil­i­ties at the site.


➤ MLK BIRTH­DAY OB­SER­VANCE: The Ju­lia E. Bod­die Schol­ar­ship Com­mit­tee presents the 28th An­nual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Birth­day Ob­ser­vance at 4 p.m. at the Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton Theatre, 291 Gay Street, Wash­ing­ton. This year’s theme is “MLK: Sta­tus of the Dream; Where do we go from here?” The free event will fea­ture a "3C" — "Coura­geous Com­mu­nity Con­ver­sa­tion" to be mod­er­ated by Dr. Amy Tiller­son-Brown, first African Amer­i­can to re­ceive a full pro­fes­sor­ship at Mary Bald­win Col­lege in Staunton. Youth and adult com­mu­nity lead­ers will lead a panel dis­cus­sion fo­cused on Dr. King's Prin­ci­ples for the “Beloved Com­mu­nity.” A “Q&A” will fol­low with au­di­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion. Mu­sic will be pro­vided by na­tive Lit­tle Wash­ing­to­nian vo­cal­ist Marie Davis and renowned mu­si­cian/ vo­cal­ist Mo Safren of Culpeper and Har­ris­burg, PA. A free will of­fer­ing will be taken for the Ju­lia E. Bod­die Schol­ar­ship Fund. The schol­ar­ship is open to Rappahannock County pub­lic school high school se­niors who wish to con­tinue their ed­u­ca­tion. Do­na­tions to the schol­ar­ship fund are tax de­ductible. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Nan But­ler Roberts, MLK Birth­day Cel­e­bra­tion Pro­gram Di­rec­tor, 540-661-2013 (cell), or email [email protected]


➤ FIRST FRI­DAY RAAC MOVIE: RAAC First Fri­day night movie at the Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton The­ater, Wash­ing­ton, at 8 p.m. presents "BlacKkKlans­man". Ron Stall­worth, an African Amer­i­can po­lice of­fi­cer from Colorado Springs suc­cess­fully man­ages to in­fil­trate the lo­cal Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish sur­ro­gate who even­tu­ally be­comes it leader. Cost is $6, there will be pop­corn, candy and wa­ter are avail­able for pur­chase.


➤ THE SMITH SIS­TERS: Rappahannock County’s own Me­gan Smith and her sis­ter Debi be­came a na­tion­ally rec­og­nized coun­try folk mu­si­cal duo 35 years ago and now the sis­ters are back by pop­u­lar de­mand to per­form at 8 p.m. at the Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton Theatre, 291 Gay Street, Wash­ing­ton. This lo­cal folk act has shared billing with artists like Em­my­lou Har­ris, Ricky Sk­aggs, Doc Wat­son, Chet Atkins and Loretta Lynn. Their show blends orig­i­nal, tra­di­tional and coun­try­folk tunes with warmth and hu­mor. Re­served seat­ing: $25 Adults, $10 Un­der 18. Find out more about The Smith Sis­ters at De­ For ticket in­for­ma­tion email: [email protected] Lit­tleWash­ing­ or phone 540-675-1253.

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