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Event list­ings must reach us (prefer­ably by email to [email protected]­ by Mon­day at noon for Thurs­day’s pa­per; an ac­tual street ad­dress and a phone num­ber we can pub­lish are also nec­es­sary. Please limit list­ings to 60 words. Many more events are listed on our web­site at Rapp­ events.


➤ 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 at 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 540-9379979.


➤ DOC­U­MEN­TARY FILM: “Equal Means Equal,” the ground­break­ing doc­u­men­tary on the Equal Rights Amend­ment, will be screened at the Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton Theatre at 6 p.m., fol­lowed by a ques­tion and an­swer. A his­toric vote is up for con­sid­er­a­tion in the cur­rent Vir­ginia Gen­eral As­sem­bly, mak­ing Vir­ginia po­ten­tially the last state needed to give Amer­i­cans full and equal pro­tec­tion “on ac­count of sex” un­der the U.S. Con­sti­tu­tion. Spon­sored by VARat­i­fyERA and the RCDC. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Mary-Sher­man Willis at 540987-8912.


➤ 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 walk is easy, but Wil­liams plans to go off trail through some un­der­brush on fairly level ground. Sturdy shoes and a walk­ing stick are rec­om­mended. With space lim­ited at the Buck Hol­low park­ing area, par­tic­i­pants are asked to meet in Sper­ryville and car­a­van from there. 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.


➤ 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.


➤ 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]


➤ MAK­ING OF A SOLDIER: Join us for an in­for­ma­tive au­thor talk with lo­cal au­thor and Culpeper County Su­per­vi­sor, Bill Chase, on his book, Mak­ing of a Soldier. Spon­sored by the Friends of the Culpeper County Li­brary, the 2 p.m. event will be held in the li­brary’s meet­ing room. Chase will have his book on sale and will hap­pily sign them fol­low­ing his talk. Light re­fresh­ments will be served. No reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 30

Give blood: The Red Cross Blood­mo­bile will be at the Wash­ing­ton Fire­hall from 3 to 7 p.m. The need for blood is very great, es­pe­cially at this time of year. Please go to red­cross­ to sched­ule an ap­point­ment, or come in at your con­ve­nience.


➤ FIRST FRI­DAY 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.


➤ ADWELA & THE UP­RIS­ING: The na­tion­ally tour­ing and award-win­ning reg­gae band from Vir­ginia, Adwela & the Up­ris­ing, will per­form at 8 p.m. at the Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton Theatre, 291 Gay Street, Wash­ing­ton. Adwela’s soul stir­ring lyrics and unique sound led the group to be named Best New Artist in 2015 by Vir­ginia Reg­gae. They have since blos­somed with sev­eral na­tional tours un­der their belt. They have had the honor of play­ing with leg­endary reg­gae artist Ziggy Mar­ley, Johnny Os­bourne and Win­ston Jar­rett. Tick­ets: $25 Adults, $10 Un­der 18. For ticket in­for­ma­tion email: [email protected] Lit­tleWash­ing­ or phone 540-675-1253.

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