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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 at 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 540-9379979.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 13
➤ 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.
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 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.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19
➤ 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.
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]
SUNDAY, JANUARY 27
➤ 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 redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment, or come in at your convenience.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1
➤ 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.
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.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23
➤ 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] LittleWashingtonTheatre.com or phone 540-675-1253.