Washington column for Nov. 2

Mayhem and Marshmallow Salad

The Washington Youth Drama Club had a busy weekend! On the evening of Saturday Oct. 28, they entertained a full house with a dinner theater murder mystery called “Murder, Mayhem and Marshmallow Salad.”

On Sunday, during the 11 a.m. service, the kids performed an original play called “The Protestant Reformation — A Wives’ Tale” which was written by Rev. Jan McKinney telling the history of the Protestant Reformation from the perspective of the reformers’ wives. This production was in honor of the 500th year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

The WBC Youth Drama Club meets on Tuesdays after school until 5 p.m. Their next performance will be a Christmas Play on Dec. 17. Please contact Rev. Jan McKinney at wbc.dramaclub@gmail.com or additional information.

CCLC fun

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The kids had fun at the Child Care Learning Center OctoberFest this past weekend.

Child Care Learning Center held its annual fall festival, “OctoberFest,” this past Saturday, Oct. 28 at its campus in Washington. This fun event featured games, rides for the kids, raffles, a fancy moon bounce, food, hot chocolate, and art and crafts. There were also lots of smiles, happy children, and relaxed parents in attendance. CCLC would like to thank all the families and volunteers who came out to make this a wonderful afternoon of fun for everyone!

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The Youth Drama Club of Washington entertained with a dinner theater murder mystery called “Murder, Mayhem and Marshmallow Salad” this past Saturday evening.

Adams presentation

From January 20-March 26, Gay Street Gallery will host an exhibition dedicated to the work of the our own Shenandoah National Park Artist in Residence Kevin H. Adams.

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Kevin Adams will present this oil on canvas “2 Mile Overlook” to the Superintendent of the Shenandoah National Park during an opening reception on January 20th, and will show for the first time approximately 20 more paintings he started while on location in the Park.

The Park annually issues a national call for applications and Kevin was selected by this year’s jury. He spent two weeks painting in the Park in June. The Artist in Residency program is made possible by the support of the Shenandoah National Park Trust.

Each artist who accepts a residency agrees to donate a piece of art to the Park for its permanent collection. Kevin will present this painting —“2 Mile Overlook,” 24 X 24, oil on canvas — to the superintendent of the Shenandoah National Park during an opening reception on January 20th, and will show for the first time approximately 20 more paintings he started while on location in the Park.

If you would like to be invited to the reception, contact the Gallery to join its email list: www.gaystreetgallery.com. Congratulations, Kevin.

Art Tour

The Thirteenth Annual Artists of Rappahannock Studio and Gallery Tour, sponsored by the Rappahannock Association for the Arts and Community, will take place on Saturday, Nov. 4 and Sunday, Nov. 5. The tour begins at the Old Schoolhouse, 567 Mt. Salem Avenue, Washington. The tour takes you through the countryside of Rappahannock County.

Careful in woods

With the month of November now having arrived, many huntsmen will be heading to the woods for their favorite sport. So please, please be careful, as no one likes to report any tragic events. Be sure to wear your orange — or pink — cap or vest so you can be seen by other hunters.

Veteran’s Day

Don’t forget to head out to the Rappahannock County High School to attend the annual Veteran’s Day ceremony on Friday, Nov. 10. The program, hosted by the Rappahannock County Band Boosters, will start at 10:30 a.m. and features guest speaker Kreighton Long, Sergeant, United States Army.

Sympathy

Sympathy goes out to Keith Rowand on the death of his mother, Mabel “Rusty” S. Rowand, 89, of Washington. She passed away on Monday, Oct. 23. I personally did not know her, but if she is anything like her son, Keith, who is so kind and would do anything for you, then I know this lady was wonderful. Keith, may you and your family find the peace in your hearts knowing that your mom is in a better place and watching over you every day.

Fall back

Remember to turn your clocks back one hour this Sunday, Nov. 5. Daylight Saving Time changes are also the perfect reminder to do as our fire departments recommend: change the batteries in your smoke detectors.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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