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FRIDAY, JANUARY 4
➤ 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.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 5 SUNDAY, JANUARY 6
➤ 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.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11
➤ 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.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12
➤ 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.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 13
➤ 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] gmail.com. Directions to the meeting place and details about the walk will be sent in return. There are no facilities at the site.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20
➤ 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]
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1
➤ 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.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2
➤ 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 DebiSmith.com. For ticket information email: [email protected] LittleWashingtonTheatre.com or phone 540-675-1253.