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Adult Education

SCBI lecture series resumes Oct. 1

Smithsonian scientists and other conservation professionals resume a free Wednesday-night lecture series at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s (SCBI) new Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, which is cosponsoring the series starting Oct. 1. […]

Jennifer Davis hiked all 101 miles of the Shenandoah National Park portion of the Appalachian Trail to raise money for two local charities.
From the Rappahannock News

A 101-mile hike for park charities

Local biologist Jennifer Davis showed just returned from hiking the 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail within the Shenandoah National Park to raise money for two charities: the Shenandoah National Park Trust and the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center. […]

Ruthie Windsor-Mann’s “Odd Man In” is just one of her “nest obsession” series on display during this year’s art tour.
From the Rappahannock News

Through the Tiger Valley looking glass

In a conversation with Ruthie Windsor-Mann, her artistic energy is palpable. The charming, genteel artist is happily slated for her first appearance in the Rappahannock Association for the Arts and the Community’s upcoming 10th annual studio and gallery tour Nov. 1-2. […]

The cast of “Salt & Pepper,” posing for a photo at Sunday’s cast party, included (seated, from left) Mimi Forbes, Petrina Huston, Judy Podlesney (also stage manager), Gary Grossman and (standing, from left) Barbara Black, John Lesinski, Brendan Martyn, Donna Chabot, Patty Hardee (director) and Geoff Gowen.
Entertainment

‘Salt & Pepper’ makes for a tasty meal

Anyone who believes they have to travel to that other Washington for quality drama clearly hasn’t been to one of the Rappahannock Association for the Arts and the Community’s (RAAC) off-off-Broadway performances — the latest of which was Robert Benjamin’s “Salt & Pepper.” […]

1000 Faces brings its magnificent masks to Stone Hill on Oct. 25 for a Halloween performance.
Art

The Rapp for Sept. 25

Our Fourth (Estate) Friday returns to the Old Hollow Store, RAAC screens “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” 1000 Faces returns to Stone Hill, Mark Russell performs at the Theatre, “No Ordinary Person” preps for its 16th season and more in this week’s Rapp column. […]

Editorials

Editorial: Beyond the here and now

Almost 100 marchers in the People’s Climate March came from Rappahannock County! Only kidding! For, blessed as we are to live here, Rappahannock’s demographics are precisely those associated with American citizens who view climate concerns as not serious. […]

Local trio Mandalele donated their time (and music) last Sunday evening at Trinity Episcopal Church, to raise money for Trouin, Haiti.
Churches

Washington column for Sept. 25

RappCats kicks off its annual “Cause for Paws” raffle this weekend, Aging Together begins a six-week workshop, Trinity holds a blessing of the animals, Mandalele’s music benefits Haiti and more in this week’s Washington column. […]