Much ado in Sperryville
Jennifer Cable Perrot celebrates her Flourish Root Florals & Wild Root Apothecary Studios & Shop Grand Opening on July 3, when hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. The shop will feature ceramics by Kat Habib and fresh flower arrangements, potted plants, herbal products and workshops and classes. What a lovely way to start the fourth of July weekend!
Of course, along with your hors d’oeuvres with Jennifer’s crew, why not also enjoy a short stroll around the corner and savor traditional Spanish dishes, paella, tapas and sangria with Emilio at his fantastic restaurant, El Quijote. Sample tapas such as croquetas (handmade crisp breaded croquettes with creamy filling, a choice of spinach or Serrano ham) or piquillos rellenos de pascado (roasted Spanish piquillo peppers stuffed with salmon over piquillo sauce). Or how about fritura marinera (fried shrimp, calamari and whitefish with aioli sauce)?
Emilio tells me he has plans this coming month for more flamenco entertainment, such a popular event in Sperryville. Restaurant hours are 4 to 9 Thursdays, noon to 10 Friday-Saturday and noon to 9 Sunday. More at elquijotevirginia.com or 540-987-8187.
Keeping busy at the senior center
Recently I’ve had the pleasure of seeing photos from Rappahannock Senior Center’s activities on their Facebook page. This is definitely a group of social nymphs. They have so much fun that I asked Darcy Canton, the center’s director, what age one needs to be to join. Turns out it’s 60 so I’ll have to wait — but folks can still volunteer.
Here’s a sampling of upcoming events in July: an afternoon of getting glamour shots; Oliver deejaying your favorite tunes; a show and tell where you can bring unique items and stump the group; take a trip to Fauquier Fair, transportation provided; enjoy “The Music Man” at Shenandoah University, again transportation provided; join Charity as he discusses “Our hair (or lack thereof) as we age”; listen to a serenade by the Country Troubadours or enjoy ice cream sundaes, or a cornhole tourney, celebrate National Lollipop Day and make lollipops or enjoy Christmas in July with a gift exchange and holiday party. I know — I’m already exhausted and haven’t begun to relay all the activities in July.
If you are interested in joining the group, or volunteering, contact Darcy at 540-987-3638. They meet at the Scrabble School. You might see me there, I’m either going to volunteer or lie to Darcy about my age and join.