The Rapp for Aug. 15

Still time for a Taste

There are still seats available for the 16th annual Taste of Rappahannock, the auction and dinner party whose proceeds benefit the Headwaters Foundation and its many programs for students in Rappahannock. The silent auction and wine/beer/whiskey tasting begins promptly at 5 p.m. this year for the Sept. 7 event — moved this year to the Miller Barn in Sperryville.

Pencil drawing by Jeff MacNelly, cartoonist and Headwaters supporter whose wife, Susie, always offers some  prints of her late husband’s Rappahannock-centric work for the Taste auction.
Pencil drawing by Jeff MacNelly, cartoonist and Headwaters supporter whose wife, Susie, always offers some prints of her late husband’s Rappahannock-centric work for the Taste auction.

Silent auction highlights this year include a new coffee-based event (roasting, toasting, tasting and an etching lesson); use of a vacation home in Wellfleet, Cape Cod; a portrait session with photographer Molly Peterson; and fabulous art from an array of well-known artists. For the live auction, after a dinner spearheaded by Sylvie Rowand and Kurt Streu, among the treats you can bid on are a Scottish island getaway, and a morning in Manhattan with the editors of Glamour magazine — and lunch with the editor herself. For more information on the Taste or to order your tickets, call 540-987-3322 or visit headwatersfdn.org.

RAAC reservations go online

The RAAC Community Theatre is moving to an online reservation system that allows patrons to enter their reservation requests online and even pay in advance using PayPal or a credit card.

Each reservation will automatically be confirmed by email, which will also explain procedures for requesting special seating for wheelchairs or hearing-impaired patrons, how to cancel or change reservations and who to contact with questions.

The main difference between paying in advance and paying at the door is that prepaid reservations will be held no matter when the patrons arrive. Reservations that have not been prepaid will be released to standby patrons 10 minutes before the performance time. Prepaid reservations must be cancelled at least one week prior to the performance to receive a refund.

Phone reservations will still be possible for those without internet access, but all are encouraged to use the online system if they can. The new system is available for “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” to be presented at the RAAC Theatre in Washington on Sept. 20-21.

To make a reservation, visit raac.org and click on “Community Theatre.” Those without internet access can use the new RAAC phone number (800-695-6075) and give their name, number attending and performance.

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